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  • The Hill's Campaign Report: Is Georgia reaching a tipping point?

    07/10/2020 2:54:04 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 10 2020 | Max Greenwood,Julia Manchester and Jonathan Easley
    Democrats’ hopes of capturing statewide office in Georgia may have been dashed in 2018, but this year the party appears on the cusp of a breakthrough. The state’s two Republican senators are facing increasingly competitive reelection bids, and President Trump’s poll numbers are suffering there as he scrambles to get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic and respond to ongoing civil unrest over racial injustice and police brutality. Democrats, meanwhile, say that changing demographics in Georgia have made the state ripe for political change. Some 322,000 new voters joined the state’s rolls last year, including many young voters and people...
  • ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski emails Josh Hawley an F-bomb

    07/10/2020 11:20:34 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 42 replies
    thehill ^ | 7/10/2020 | rodrigo
    ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowksi emailed Sen. Josh Hawley's (R-Mo.) press address an F-bomb Friday after the lawmaker criticized rules on NBA player jerseys. Hawley tweeted out a screenshot of the email, which reads "F--- you."
  • Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad

    07/08/2020 8:15:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    The Lincoln Project, a Republican super PAC, in a new ad slammed some of President Trump’s top GOP allies in the Senate, accusing a slate of Republican lawmakers of “cowardice” and “betrayal.” The ad, released Wednesday, states, “Someday soon, the time of Trump will pass. This circus of incompetence, corruption and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump’s Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he’s done. They’ll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes, ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice and...
  • Biggs, Massie call on Trump to remove troops from Afghanistan

    07/08/2020 11:21:37 AM PDT · by RandFan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 8 | BY JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    Two House conservatives are calling on President Trump to “immediately withdraw" all troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, arguing the country needs to stop engaging in “endless wars.” In a letter sent to President Trump on Tuesday, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) said keeping a military presence in the region could mean a loss of power for the U.S. “Throughout your entire presidency, you have worked tirelessly to Make America Great Again. We are confident you will repeat this feat again after this pandemic. However, the United States will not remain a great power for...
  • DOJ activity indicates John Durham preparing indictments

    07/08/2020 9:41:05 AM PDT · by romanesq · 108 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 8, 2020 | John Solomon
    Activity within the Justice Department indicates U.S. Attorney John Durham is working to bring the first indictments as part of a criminal investigation into the Russia inquiry, according to investigative journalist John Solomon. Solomon, a controversial reporter who similarly reported criminal investigative activity related to Durham's efforts months ago, told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Tuesday that people are frustrated by the wait, asserting there already is "overwhelming evidence in the public record" that crimes were committed during the Russia investigation. Solomon, who is now the editor in chief of Just the News, faced criticism last year when his...
  • Juan Williams: Trump's base begins to crack

    07/07/2020 4:54:36 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 132 replies
    thehill ^ | 07/06/20 | JUAN WILLIAMS
    Here is a checklist for fans of the “greatest of all presidents.” Where’s the wall — and is Mexico paying for it? Where’s the fabulous plan to replace ObamaCare? Where’s the deal with North Korea to end their nuclear threat? Where’s the racial healing in retweeting a supporter shouting “white power”? Oh, didn’t he tell you in February the virus was going to magically disappear and then repeat it to you last week after more than 125,000 Americans died from it? Now that’s a record of failure. And here is one more question on empty promises for Trump’s biggest fans,...
  • The coming Biden coup

    07/06/2020 4:48:11 PM PDT · by karpov · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 6, 2020 | Judd Gregg
    It is more than a possibility, and slightly less than a likelihood, that Joe Biden will be elected president in November. Biden has made it clear that a woman will be his running mate. What is becoming equally apparent is that he may be cornered into choosing a socialist or progressive as that person. As he runs his campaign from his basement, allowing President Trump to stomp his feet and shout as he tries to mount a more traditional campaign, Biden has shown little inclination to take on his own foot-stomping base. Thus the socialist/progressive wing of the Democratic Party...
  • ICE tells students on visas they must leave US if schools go online-only.....

    07/06/2020 2:44:29 PM PDT · by caww · 90 replies
    thehill ^ | 7/6/2020 | RAFAEL BERNAL
    TRENDING: CORONAVIRUS RUSSIAN BOUNTIES DONALD TRUMP JOE BIDEN TheHill.com ICE tells students on visas they must leave US if schools go online-only BY RAFAEL BERNAL - 07/06/20 04:18 PM EDT 563 1,311 Just In... TSA: July 4 weekend air travel down 70 percent compared to last year TRANSPORTATION — 9M 6S AGO Local reparations initiatives can lead to national policy remedying racial injustice OPINION — 10M 4S AGO Democrats take aim at Trump's policies on 2021 funding markups HOUSE — 12M 46S AGO Indiana police investigating allegation of attempted lynching after viral video STATE WATCH — 18M 14S AGO VIEW...
  • Rand Paul attributes Trump's rise to a 'loss of sanity

    07/30/2015 12:28:44 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2015, 02:54 pm | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) is attributing GOP rival Donald Trump's rise in the polls to a momentary "loss of sanity." "I think this is a temporary sort of loss of sanity, but we're going to come back to our senses and look for someone serious to lead the country at some point," Paul said told CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer on his show, when asked about a new national poll showing Trump still atop the crowded GOP field. Paul pointed to the extensive media coverage of the controversial candidate. "Television works, Wolf," said Paul. "If you would give some other candidates...
  • Secret Service members who helped organize Pence Arizona trip test positive for COVID-19: report

    07/02/2020 8:50:08 PM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/2/2020 | John Bowden
    Multiple Secret Service agents tasked with planning Vice President Pence's trip to Arizona this week were reportedly removed from the trip after showing signs of coronavirus infection, sources with knowledge of the situation told The Washington Post. As many as 10 Secret Service and other law enforcement agents working on the trip were replaced after showing symptoms of the virus, and at least one tested positive for the disease two senior administration officials, speaking on terms of anonymity, told the newspaper. A USSS spokesperson declined to confirm that any agents were removed from the trip over COVID-19 concerns, and told...
  • Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany

    07/01/2020 11:04:53 PM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/20 03:19 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 06/29/20 03:19 PM EDT A bipartisan group of senators is trying to place limits on President Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany unless the administration is able to meet a slew of requirements. The proposal, spearheaded by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), would prohibit the administration from reducing the number of active-duty troops in Germany below 34,500 unless the Pentagon can certify to Congress that it is in the national security interest of the United States and would not negatively undermine European alliances or NATO....
  • House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops

    07/01/2020 10:45:12 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/20 11:24 PM EDT | REBECCA KHEEL
    House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops BY REBECCA KHEEL - 07/01/20 11:24 PM EDT House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops © Getty The House Armed Services Committee voted Wednesday to put roadblocks on President Trump’s ability to withdraw from Afghanistan, including requiring an assessment on whether any country has offered incentives for the Taliban to attack U.S. and coalition troops. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) amendment, from Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.), would require several certifications before the U.S. military...
  • Senior Trump campaign official reassigned in staff shakeup

    06/30/2020 9:16:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 30 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump’s reelection campaign has announced a staff shakeup just over four months before the general election as polls show him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden. Michael Glassner, who organizes Trump’s rallies, is being reassigned to a legal role within the campaign, and Jeff DeWit, a former Arizona state treasurer and Trump's 2016 Arizona chair, will come on as chief operating officer. The shakeup, which was first reported by Axios and confirmed by a campaign official to The Hill, comes after a rally two weekends ago in Tulsa, Okla., where the president garnered embarrassing headlines after being unable to...
  • Navy will not reinstate fired Captain (USS Roosevelt)

    06/19/2020 12:10:53 PM PDT · by ripnbang · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2020 | Rebecca Kheel and Ellen Mitchell
    The Navy will not reinstate the fired commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier following an investigation of leadership’s handling of a coronavirus outbreak onboard in March.
  • Joe Biden: Government must protect monuments to Washington, Jefferson, Columbus

    06/30/2020 2:09:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/30/2020 | Jonathan Easley
    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday said the federal government has a responsibility to protect statues and monuments of historical figures like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Christopher Columbus. Speaking at a press conference in Wilmington, Del., the former vice president defended monuments dedicated to past presidents who owned slaves. Biden made the case that those public statues should be preserved, while monuments to Confederate leaders should be removed peacefully by local officials. “The idea of comparing whether or not George Washington owned slaves or Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, and somebody who was in rebellion committing treason trying to...
  • Candidate's daughter begs voters: 'For the love of god do not vote for my dad'

    06/26/2020 7:18:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 25, 2020 | Victor Morton
    Mr. Regan, a Republican, said in an interview with The Hill on Thursday that his daughter’s denunciations were unsurprising and implied she had been brainwashed at university. “A lot of students when they go off to these liberal university campuses … she went to the University of Colorado in Boulder — and you know, they just kind of get sucked into this Marxist, communist ideology and she and I just don’t see eye to eye when it comes to the whole socialism, communism, Marxist philosophy,” he said. He told the Hill that “her big thing has to do with the...
  • Mark Cuban endorses Biden on Hannity: He 'actually wants to run a country'

    06/24/2020 10:18:41 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 108 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2020 | Joe Concha
    Mark Cuban told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he will vote for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden over President Trump in November, arguing that Trump "only wants to run a campaign" while Biden "wants to run a country." The endorsement comes as Biden continues to expand his lead over the incumbent in recent polling, including a New York Times-Sienna College national poll finding the former vice president enjoying a 14-point edge, 50 percent to 36 percent. "Donald Trump doesn't want to run a country. He wants to run a campaign," Cuban told Hannity on Tuesday night. "Joe Biden...
  • Defense bill would survey troops on if they've faced 'racist, anti-Semitic or supremacist' activity

    06/22/2020 12:40:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 22 2020 | Rebecca Kheel
    Questions about whether troops have faced racism, anti-Semitism and supremacism on duty would be added to Pentagon workplace surveys under a provision in the House Armed Services Committee’s version of the annual defense policy bill. The provision is included in the military personnel subcommittee’s portion of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) released Monday. The bill would also require the Pentagon to develop a way to track and report supremacist, extremist and criminal gang activity in the armed forces. The language comes at a time when the military is grappling with racial issues in the wake of nationwide protests over...
  • Joe Rogan faces backlash for laughing about his friend coercing women to perform oral sex

    06/20/2020 2:39:28 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 20 2020 | Marty Johnson
    Popular podcast host Joe Rogan is under fire for an old podcast clip that has surfaced in which he laughs over comments his friend made about coercing women to perform oral sex on him. Attention to celebrities' thoughts on sexual harassment and assault heightened this week after multiple women came forward and alleged that comedian Chris D’Elia sexually harassed them when they were underage. Twitter users resurfaced a clip from 2011 when Rogan hosted comedian Joey Diaz on his podcast. In the clip, Rogan laughs after Diaz boasted that he wouldn't allow women comedians onstage without performing oral sex on...
  • Poland in the middle: Its push for US troops may alienate Germany and Russia

    06/19/2020 11:07:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 19 2020 | Dov S. Zakheim
    Poland finds itself in a bind. For the past two years, Warsaw has lobbied Washington for an increase in American troop presence on its territory. It now appears likely that it will get at least some of what it wants, but that could be at the expense of America’s presence in Germany. Should that happen, Warsaw would find itself at odds with its economically powerful neighbor, a circumstance that — given the tragic history of German-Polish relations — the Polish government wishes to avoid. Not surprisingly, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki made clear, “It is not [Poland’s] intention to achieve...