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  • Schumer proposing talking filibuster amid voting rights standoff

    01/18/2022 5:29:36 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Thehill ^ | 01/18/2022 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Democrats will force a vote this week to try to change the rules and enact a talking filibuster to pass voting rights legislation, getting rid of the 60-vote hurdle. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced on Tuesday that Democrats will force a rules change vote once Republicans block a voting rights bill as soon as Wednesday.
  • Conservative pundit Ann Coulter says Trump 'is done'

    01/17/2022 7:32:33 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 141 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/17/2021 | Max Greenwood
    Conservative pundit Ann Coulter is predicting the end of Donald Trump’s hegemony in the GOP, saying the former president “is done.” “Trump is done,” Coulter, a onetime Trump booster turned critic, wrote in an email to The New York Times. “You guys should stop obsessing over him.”
  • Carville advises Democrats to 'quit being a whiny party'

    01/16/2022 2:03:38 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Thehill ^ | 01/16/2021 | Olafiamihan oshin
    Democratic strategist James Carville said on Sunday that Democrats should “quit being a whiny party” and instead focus on what accomplishments they've been able to achieve so far during the Biden presidency. During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” host Chuck Todd asked Carville what the president should do to fix an increasingly downtrodden mood among Biden's coalition from progressives not happy with what they see is a lack of progress on a host of issues to African Americans critical of a lack of effort on voting rights.
  • California is poised to kill rooftop solar, damaging climate and health

    01/15/2022 8:33:17 AM PST · by ransomnote · 64 replies
    thehill.com/ ^ | 1/15/2022 | MARK Z. JACOBSON
    The California Public Utilities Commission is poised to kill off much of the rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) industry in California, which will result in the use of more polluting natural gas and biomass electricity as well as dirty electricity imported from out of state. The use of the new dirty electricity will raise air pollution death rates in California above the 12,000 per year who perish in the state already. Most of these additional deaths will be in poor communities in the Los Angeles basin and Central Valley, where pollution levels are already the highest in the state. Roof PV...
  • Scientists, medical professionals defend Fauci after heated exchanges with Republicans

    01/14/2022 3:42:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/13/22 | Monique Beals
    Dozens of scientists and medical professionals have signed a letter defending White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci after he faced fierce criticism from Republican lawmakers during a hearing earlier this week. "We deplore the personal attacks on Dr. Fauci," the letter, obtained by Politico, said. "The criticism is inaccurate, unscientific, ill-founded in the facts and, increasingly, motivated by partisan politics. It is a distraction from what should be the national focus - working together to finally overcome a pandemic that is killing about 500,000 people a year." It added that Fauci has "unswervingly served the United States guiding the...
  • McEnany sits down with Jan. 6 investigators

    01/12/2022 4:52:26 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/12/2022 | Rebecca Beitsch
    Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany sat down Wednesday with investigators from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, a source familiar confirmed to The Hill. McEnany, who was subpoenaed in November, appeared before the committee virtually. CBS News was the first to report her meeting with the panel. McEnany was subpoenaed alongside former Trump aide Stephen Miller and other White House employees, with her summons largely focused on false statements she made promoting baseless claims of voter fraud.
  • Gaetz ex testified against him to federal grand jury

    01/12/2022 11:31:32 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 80 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/12/2022 | Caroline Vakil
    former girlfriend of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) testified before a federal grand jury on Wednesday as part of a sex crimes investigation into the congressman, according to NBC News. The House Republican is reportedly being investigated for several possible crimes, including obstruction of justice, the sex trafficking of a minor and violating the Mann Act, a federal law barring the transportation of prostitutes between states or countries, legal sources familiar with the investigation told the network.
  • Stacey Abrams's shocking snub of Biden, Harris signals possible 2024 aspirations

    01/12/2022 9:53:08 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 11,2022 | JOE CONCHA
    Stacey has a plan, and it’s only a surprise to people who haven’t paid attention. She plans to become the first Black woman governor in the United States next year. And then run for president in 2024 if Biden does not, or in 2028 if he does.” — Newsweek, November 2021 The quote comes from "an adviser who asked not to be identified to speak freely about her thinking." Fast-forward to Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. President Biden and Vice President Harris visited Abrams's home turf of Georgia to push their "voting rights" legislation, which is already on life support. Democrats...
  • North Carolina voters file suit to disqualify Cawthorn from running for reelection

    01/10/2022 11:24:46 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/10/2022 | Tal Axelrod
    A group of 11 North Carolina voters filed a legal challenge to disqualify Rep. Madison Cawthorn from running for a second term, arguing his involvement in a rally preceding the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on Capitol Hill constitutionally bars him from waging another campaign. Lawyers for the 11 voters filed the suit to the State Board of Elections, contending that Cawthorn’s comments in the speech shortly preceding the insurrection violate the 14th Amendment, which states in part that no person “who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress ... to support the Constitution of the United States,...
  • Liz Cheney's Foul-Mouthed Jan 6th Tirade Resurfaces, Humiliating the Embattled RINO Yet Again

    01/10/2022 9:00:15 AM PST · by bitt · 82 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | 1/10/2022 | c. douglas golden
    Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, one of the most vociferous NeverTrumpers on the right and the highest-profile GOP representative to vote for former President Donald Trump’s impeachment last year, is one of only two Republicans selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to sit on the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, incursion at the Capitol. The committee members are currently seeking to obtain the cooperation of GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, who they say communicated with then-President Trump on the day of the violence. Jordan is refusing to cooperate, and with good reason: He knows a rigged game when...
  • How to hold unvaccinated Americans accountable

    01/10/2022 6:34:51 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/09/22 | GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
    s the omicron variant of the novel coronavirus spreads across the United States, roughly 15 percent of adults remain unvaccinated. At the greatest risk for severe illness and death, they have already overwhelmed hospitals and intensive care units in many areas of the country, reducing services available to people who have non-COVID-19 related medical issues.
  • Democrats quietly explore barring Trump from office over Jan. 6

    01/06/2022 7:46:51 AM PST · by RandFan · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/06/22 001 AM EST | BY JOHN KRUZEL -
    In the year since the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, a handful of Democrats, constitutional scholars and pro-democracy advocates have been quietly exploring how a post-Civil War amendment to the Constitution might be used to disqualify former President Trump from holding office again. Calls for Congress to take steps to strip Trump of his eligibility, which reached a crescendo in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 riot, have since decreased. But those who remain engaged on the issue say discussions about applying Section 3 of the 14th Amendment have been ongoing. “If anything, the idea has waxed and waned,”...
  • 4 in 10 Republican voters approve of Jan. 6 panel, survey finds

    01/02/2022 11:46:32 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 82 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/02/2022 | Joseph Choi
    Roughly 40 percent of Republicans in a new survey said they approve of the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. According to the Politico-Morning Consult poll released on Sunday, 40 percent of Republicans said they either strongly support or somewhat support the Jan. 6 select committee. Another 44 percent said they oppose the committee to some degree while the remaining 16 percent said they had no opinion on it.
  • Seven most vulnerable governors facing reelection in 2022

    01/02/2022 1:07:03 AM PST · by RandFan · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/01/22 05:21 PM EST | BY JULIA MANCHESTER
    The gubernatorial election landscape in 2022 is shaping up to be competitive as Republicans look to flip a number of governors' mansions across the country. Republicans are feeling momentum after Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin's victory in November, when he became the first Republican to win a statewide race in the blue-leaning state since 2009. The party says the political environment is prime for Republicans to oust a number of vulnerable Democratic governors this year, including Gov. Laura Kelly in Kansas and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan. However, Democrats say they see opportunities in states with contentious GOP primaries, particularly in...
  • At least 20 states to increase minimum wage starting Saturday

    01/01/2022 1:53:22 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/01/2022 | Brad Dress
    At least 20 states are beginning the new year by increasing their minimum wages, while Puerto Rico and several cities and counties are also bumping up pay for workers in 2022. A total of 26 states will have minimum wage increases go into effect in 2022, with wage hikes beginning in 22 states on Jan. 1, according to Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S., a company providing information on finance, regulatory compliance and the law. A wage increase in New York state began a day earli
  • Key Trump adviser Bernard Kerik hands Jan. 6 panel trove of documents

    01/01/2022 12:04:14 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/01/2022 | Caroline Vakil
    Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, an adviser to former President Trump, provided the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot with a trove of documents in response to a subpoena by the panel for efforts involving overturning the election. A letter from Kerik's attorney dated Friday indicates that Kerik wants to cooperate with the committee "and any investigators who are truly willing to move ahead swiftly and get to the truth."
  • The 10 Republicans most likely to run for president

    12/29/2021 3:25:52 PM PST · by TBP · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/29/21 06:00 AM EST | MAX GREENWOOD
    The 2024 presidential election may still be three years away, but Republicans have already begun to jockey for their places in the primary. Former President Trump’s repeated hints that he could mount another bid for the White House remains perhaps the biggest obstacle for other would-be contenders. While none have spoken definitively about their plans for 2024, many potential candidates have already started networking with GOP leaders and donors in key states while testing out campaign messages in public appearances.
  • Trump warns Alaska GOP governor he'll revoke endorsement if he backs Murkowski

    12/28/2021 11:26:20 PM PST · by blueplum · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 28 December 2021 | MAX GREENWOOD
    Former President Trump on Tuesday endorsed Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s (R) reelection bid, but only on the condition that Dunleavy doesn’t back Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in 2022. “Alaska needs Mike Dunleavy as Governor now more than ever,” Trump said in a statement. “He has my Complete and Total Endorsement but, this endorsement is subject to his non-endorsement of Senator Lisa Murkowski who has been very bad for Alaska.” “In other words, if Mike endorses her, which is his prerogative, my endorsement of him is null and void, and of no further force or effect!” Trump added. ...
  • Give young people the vote

    12/28/2021 7:56:28 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/28/2021 | JEREMI SURI AND SAMUEL J. ABRAMS
    Since the start of the pandemic, many 16- and 17-year-old Americans have proven that they possess the social responsibility and political maturity to help elect better leaders.
  • De Blasio to decide 'very soon' on possible gubernatorial bid

    12/27/2021 12:16:38 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    The hill ^ | 12/27/2021 | Tal Axelrod
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said he would decide soon whether to run for governor after his second term as mayor ends. De Blasio, who is in his final week as mayor and is barred from running for a third four-year stint, said he’s focused on fighting the coronavirus pandemic in his final days in office but could make a decision shortly after.