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The Climate Change Sham!
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War Again on the Front Burner
Ted Cruz embraces Trump ahead of re-election
Post Date: 2018-02-22 20:47:48 by Gatlin
Washington (CNN)Up for a second Senate term in Texas this year, "Lyin' Ted" Cruz, as President Donald Trump nicknamed him, is suddenly Trump's biggest fan. Faced with a potentially tough re-election battle against Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Cruz has used recent public appearances -- including a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday -- to embrace Trump, stake out hard-line positions in debates over gun control and immigration, and antagonize Democrats. On Thursday, he even invoked "The Simpsons." "The Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson," Cruz said of the know-it-all character. "And Republicans are ...
Trump says he's thinking about pulling ICE from California
Post Date: 2018-02-22 20:38:11 by Gatlin
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump declared on Thursday he was considering withdrawing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from California as punishment for what he claimed was a "lousy management job" in patrolling illegal immigration. "You know what, I'm thinking about doing it," Trump said at a roundtable with state and local officials to address ideas to stop gun violence in the wake of the Parkland school massacre. His comments came after he decried the state of law enforcement in the Golden State. "We're getting no help from the state of California. Frankly, if I pulled our people from California, you would have a crime nest like ...
Utah Sen. Romney challenge President Trump in 2020
Post Date: 2018-02-22 15:50:47 by Hondo68
Commentary: Could Utah Sen. Romney challenge President Trump in 2020?Romney would more likely not be the typical obedient freshman senator.Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes a speech about the state of the 2016 presidential race and Donald Trump at the Hinckley Insitute of Politics at the University of Utah Thursday March 3. Mitt Romney is now an announced candidate for the U.S. Senate. He did so in an online video aired Friday morning rather than making a traditional announcement before a room of supporters. His announcement featured scenes of Utahs mountains and people as well as the state capitol and the Utah Olympic Oval. He ...
Why Did it Have to be ... Guns?
Post Date: 2018-02-19 22:27:06 by Hondo68
Over the past 30 years, I've been paid to write almost two million words, every one of which, sooner or later, came back to the issue of guns and gun-ownership. Naturally, I've thought about the issue a lot, and it has always determined the way I vote. People accuse me of being a single-issue writer, a single- issue thinker, and a single- issue voter, but it isn't true. What I've chosen, in a world where there's never enough time and energy, is to focus on the one political issue which most clearly and unmistakably demonstrates what any politician -- or political philosophy -- is made of, right down to the creamy liquid center. Make no mistake: all politicians -- even ...
How A Plea Reversal From Michael Flynn Could Uncover More Federal Corruption
Post Date: 2018-02-19 21:24:41 by Gatlin
On Friday, Judge Emmet Sullivan issued an order in United States v. Flynn that, while widely unnoticed, reveals something fascinating: A motion by Michael Flynn to withdraw his guilty plea based on government misconduct is likely in the works. Just a week ago, and thus before Sullivan quietly directed Special Counsel Robert Muellers team to provide Flynns attorneys any exculpatory evidence, Washington Examiner columnist Byron York detailed the oddities of Flynns case. The next day, former assistant U.S. attorney and National Review contributing editor Andrew McCarthy connected more of the questionable dots. York added even more details a couple of days later. ...
Ros-Lehtinen: GOP Must Attract Millennials, Women and Minorities
Post Date: 2018-02-18 21:11:04 by treeingwalkercoonhound
Minorities that have always been traditionally a group that we should really be going after, I don't see that we really have a recruiting program that's active to get minorities involved in our party, she continued. Minorities aren't stupid. Why vote for a knock-off when you can elect the real deal? Meanwhile the Uniparty just keeps chugging along. Repukes thinking if they only offer more entitlement programs than the Dems the minorities will switch parties. Disgusting. Nothing short of deportation of all illegals. ending of DACA and ending of anchor-baby status and reeducation programs for those who are legally immigrated will change any of this. As long as the ...
House Freedom Caucus Is On the Warpath Again
Post Date: 2018-02-16 18:19:27 by Gatlin
Members of the House Freedom Caucus are at it again. As the Huffington Post's Matt Fuller reports, this time they're more or less threatening a coup against Speaker Paul Ryan unless he sticks to their script on immigration: They want a vote on the restrictionist bill offered by Bob Goodlatte, and they certainly don't want votes on any compromise measure that might emerge from the Senate. They're already upset with Ryan because of the recently passed agreement on spending for the remainder of the fiscal year, along with raising the debt limit and various other measures. The truth, however, is that the conservative radicals are the ones responsible for that bill. Democrats ...
With McCain’s retreat, some turn to Romney to carry his torch
Post Date: 2018-02-16 05:21:21 by Gatlin
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), right, appears with Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, in January 2012. In more ways than one, followers of traditional Republican orthodoxy are facing an emotional inflection point this week. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), at home battling an aggressive form of brain cancer, will not attend this weekends Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of foreign policy leaders from NATO nations that has become a central clearinghouse for global security matters and a celebration of Western values and democratic institutions. McCain, an avatar of all of the above, has been a regular attendee for decades. Last year, less than a month after ...
Drama on the House floor from the Freedom Caucus
Post Date: 2018-02-14 23:19:53 by Gatlin
DRAMA -- House conservatives almost topple tax vote, by Bernie Becker, Sarah Ferris, and Colin Wilhelm: House conservatives threatened to derail a key tax vote on Monday in an attempt to win more influence over the GOPs spending strategy, just four days before the deadline to fund the government. In a dramatic political stunt, more than a dozen members of the House Freedom Caucus withheld their support for a crucial procedural vote on the GOPs tax bill, threatening an embarrassing blow to GOP leadership. The conservatives eventually relented, approving what had been thought to be a formality a motion to appoint negotiators to hammer out a final ...
Meet the most powerful man in the House
Post Date: 2018-02-14 23:03:07 by Gatlin
How Rep. Mark Meadows came to control the Republican agendas future. On a July afternoon in the Capitol Building, in the course of giving his play-by-play of the Senates health care debate, Mark Meadows showed me the call log on his iPhone. The first name was Steve Bannon, followed by Reince Priebus both of whom would resign from the White House in the coming weeks but who were, at the time, top aides to President Trump. Then, in all caps, came a code name that was hard to miss: VIP POTUS. Meadows tried to play off the names as unusual, a flurry of high-profile calls all flowing from the Senates failed health care push. But in the scheme of Washington today, ...
House Conservatives [Freedom Caucus] Revolt Over Immigration
Post Date: 2018-02-14 22:08:12 by Gatlin
Two leaders of the House Freedom Caucus warn they wont support a bad immigration bill. As is traditional during Infrastructure Week, nobody on Capitol Hill is talking about infrastructure. Instead, lawmakers are zeroing in on immigration and the young undocumented immigrants whose protection from deportation expires in March. But while all eyes are on the Senates not-so-freewheeling debate on those issues, the real action is perhaps in the lower chamber. There, House Republicans are grappling with their own path forward on immigrationand on Wednesday morning, internecine tensions boiled over. Representative Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom ...
Freedom Caucus Fires Fresh Warning Shots to Ryan on Immigration ‘Consequences’
Post Date: 2018-02-14 22:01:24 by Gatlin
House Freedom Caucus leaders fired off fresh warning shots Wednesday to Speaker Paul D. Ryan that there will be repercussions if he moves an immigration measure that runs contrary to what President Donald Trump and conservative Republicans campaigned on in 2016. It is the defining moment for this speaker, HFC Chairman Mark Meadows said. If he gets it wrong, it will have consequences for him, but it will also have consequences for the rest of the party. Meadows did not elaborate on what those consequences would be, but some of his caucus members have been clear for months that Ryan striking a bad deal on immigration would potentially be a deathly blow to his ...
Rand Paul tried to do his job, and got the wrath of the Senate in exchange
Post Date: 2018-02-14 21:53:02 by Gatlin
While you were (hopefully) sleeping last Thursday night, the government shut down. The only way most Americans would have noticed is if they were awoken by the shrill, indignant screams coming from senators made furious by having do their jobs. In the wee hours of Friday morning, congressional Republicans passed a bill that blew a $2 trillion-dollar black hole in the deficit, annihilated the budget caps, raised the debt ceiling, and funded all manner of unrelated spending, from agriculture subsidies to child care. All told, the bill amounted to spending that was 311 percent higher than President Obamas final budget request. Senate Republicans, all of whom ran on a platform of ...
Politico/Morning Consult: Republicans take first lead on generic ballot
Post Date: 2018-02-14 16:46:53 by Tooconservative
At times like these, its best to remember the words of philosopher Han Solo, or whatever his name turns out to be next: Nice shooting, kid. Dont get cocky. Cocky is precisely how Democrats find themselves trailing for the first time in a national poll on the 2018 midterms: Republicans have erased the Democratic advantage on the generic congressional ballot in a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that, for the first time since April, also shows President Donald Trumps approval rating equaling the percentage of voters who disapprove of his job performance. Fully 39 percent of registered voters say they would support the GOP candidate for Congress in their district, ...
Duke prof suggests libertarians are 'on the autism spectrum'
Post Date: 2018-02-13 22:06:03 by Gatlin
A Duke University history professor recently suggested that many of the conservative and libertarian subjects of her book seem to be on the autism spectrum. Nancy MacLean, author of the controversial book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America, made the comments during a February 7 lecture at the New York City Unitarian Church of All Souls, where she was slated to discuss the roots and agenda of the radical right. She was delivering a presentation on her books conspiratorial thesis about the American libertarian movement, which she claims originated with Nobel Prize-winning economist James Buchanan. Almost ...
While in Louisville, Chuck Schumer slams Rand Paul's government shutdown as 'hollow'
Post Date: 2018-02-13 06:45:32 by Gatlin
While speaking at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center on Monday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, says Rand Paul is only concerned about deficit when its convenient. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday slammed Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's single-handed effort to stop a budget deal and shut down the government last week. "His idea of railing against the deficit on this bipartisan deal after he supported a $1.5 trillion deficit for tax cuts, 80 percent of which are aimed at the top one percent, is very hollow," Schumer said. Schumer, a New York Democrat, was speaking at the University of Louisville as a guest of Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan: Paul Ryan has 'got problems' [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2018-02-12 21:16:41 by Gatlin
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan: Paul Ryan has 'got problems' Washington (CNN)One of the leading voices of the House Freedom Caucus warned Sunday that House Speaker Paul Ryan was facing problems from fellow Republicans dissatisfied with his leadership. Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan said the recently passed government funding agreement, which raises budget caps by $300 billion over two years, was "not consistent" with the promises Republicans made to cut spending, and that Ryan's support for the deal undermined his leadership. "Do I think the speaker has problems? Yes, I do," Jordan said. He noted that Ryan entered the national stage as one of the ...
Freedom Caucus Sounds Off on Leadership Over Budget Deal
Post Date: 2018-02-12 19:19:41 by Gatlin
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., left, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio., voted no on the two-year spending package signed into law last Friday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) The House Freedom Caucus is not happy with GOP leadership after Democrats and Republicans struck a deal last week to fund the government for two years and avoid another shutdown until at least March 23. The package President Donald Trump signed Friday morning raises the debt limit, provides an additional $300 billion for defense and domestic programs over two years, and allocates relief dollars for natural disaster victims.Most Freedom Caucus members are furious over what they consider wasteful spending and a ...
The Tea Party [Freedom Caucus], Not Democrats or Republicans, Is the Problem [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2018-02-12 06:00:36 by Gatlin
The Tea Party [Freedom Caucus], Not Democrats or Republicans, Is the Problem. Its de rigueur to decry partisanship as Washingtons real problem. Lets get realthe most destructive force in American politics today is the Tea Party, says Jon Favreau. So now that our government is open and able to pay its bills, what soon-to-be-forgotten lessons have we learned from this sorry fiasco?Perhaps most important is the reminder that political temper tantrums in Washington exact a toll that goes far beyond unfavorable headlines and worse-than-dog-poo poll numbers. This decision hurt people. Some families couldnt pay their bills. Others had nowhere ...
The Tea Party Is Officially Dead. It Was Killed By Partisan Politics.
Post Date: 2018-02-11 21:32:08 by Gatlin
It has finally happened: The Tea Party is dead. The grassroots movement that fought so hard for fiscal sanity in government over the past decade is no more. It was killed off by the very same Washington establishment it sought to overthrow. Its death leaves proponents of limited government with some big questions: What went wrong? And what do we do now? For me, it's personal. For years, the Tea Party was my life, and I have the the battle scarsand tattoosto prove it. When I was the President of FreedomWorks, I worked side by side with tens of thousands of citizen activists as a Tea Party organizer, organizing protests and knocking on doors, hoping to topple the Goliath ...
Tea Party, Freedom Caucus still have power, Paul, Jordan say
Post Date: 2018-02-11 20:50:51 by Gatlin
Rep. Jim Jordan on future for congressional deficit hawksbr> Ohio Republican Jim Jordan on whether the bipartisan budget deal took the teeth out of his hardline House Freedom Caucus. Conservative Capitol Hill lawmakers Rep. Jim Jordan and Sen. Rand Paul railed Sunday against fellow Republicans agreeing to a recent budget deal that increases federal spending by $400 billion and insisted that the Tea Party movement and other fiscal-minded groups are still alive. This was not consistent with what the American people elected us to do, Jordan, R-Ohio, told Fox News Sunday two days after Congress passed the two-year deal that includes roughly $400 billion in new ...
Rand Paul seizes anti-Fed mantle to imperil Trump’s Fed nominee
Post Date: 2018-02-11 13:57:31 by Gatlin
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Thursday he will vote against Marvin Goodfriend's bid to become a member of the Federal Reserve board, a move that could sink the nomination on the Senate floor. Goodfriend, nominated by President Donald Trump, was approved by the Senate Banking Committee in a 13-12 party-line vote, indicating that he is unlikely to receive any Democratic support. With Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) out for health reasons, any Republican no vote could defeat his nomination. Paul is an outspoken Fed critic, and his father while in Congress once introduced a bill specifically condemning the economists idea for a carry tax. Goodfriend suggested the ...
Rand Paul revels in role of Senate troublemaker [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2018-02-11 05:09:05 by Gatlin
Rand Paul seems to revel in frustrating fellow members of the Senate and that makes his blatant disregard for the chambers chummy protocols even more infuriating to them. Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky, appeared to thumb his nose at fellow Republicans Thursday night when he posed for a picture with conservative Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) just off the Senate floor. They posed with their arms folded, grinning for the camera in the midst of a government shutdown fight that Paul himself had triggered. The snapshot was especially galling to Republicans because the trio posed in front of the Senate portrait of Henry Clay, the 19th century ...
Zito: Rise Of The Rust-Belt Democrats [Tim Ryan]
Post Date: 2018-02-10 14:52:19 by Tooconservative
If the buzz surrounding a possible challenger for the White House can be measured by the number of times that person is invited to another state, then there's a lot of buzz around Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan. Interest goes up even higher when the states they're invited to hold early caucus and primary contests. So far, the Democratic congressman from Ohio's Mahoning Valley has been to New Hampshire three times and Iowa twice. Why? "I was invited," he answers matter-of-factly. "Look, people ask me, 'What are you doing in Iowa and New Hampshire?' I say, 'I got invited.' I don't just show up in Iowa. Then, I got invited back. I got invited to New ...
Libertarian Party Blocks Ron Paul & Judge Napolitano, Revealing Neocon Takeover
Post Date: 2018-02-05 09:42:28 by Deckard
The new Libertarian Party just claimed that the godfather of the modern libertarian movement, Ron Paul has no idea what the Libertarian Party represents. This week, The Free Thought Project was contacted by Michael Heise, founder of the Libertarian Party Mises Caucus who provided us with evidence that leaders within the Libertarian party have blocked Libertarian icon Ron Paul from appearing at their national convention, over comments he made about how the party needed to stick to principles instead of playing politics as usual. This past year, Heise has been on a mission to shake up the Libertarian Party and steer it back in the direction of its originstowards the ...
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