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  • Democratic Lawmaker: Women Who Wear Revealing Clothing Invite Sexual Harassment

    12/16/2017 6:55:08 AM PST · by blam · 159 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-16-2017 | Adelle Nazarian
    A female Democratic lawmaker on Wednesday reportedly said women who wear revealing clothing often create an “invitation” to sexual harassment. “I saw a member yesterday with her cleavage so deep it was down to the floor,” Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), 71, told fellow Democrats during a caucus private meeting meant to discuss sexual harassment issues, according to Politico. “And what I’ve seen … it’s really an invitation.” Politico’s unnamed sources said, “the comments left many others in the room stunned.” “Maybe I’ll get booed for saying this, but many companies and the military [have] a dress code,” Kaptur reportedly said....
  • Democratic Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott accused of sexual harassment

    12/15/2017 4:30:12 PM PST · by blueyon · 32 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/15/17 | By Samuel Chamberlain
    A former congressional aide Friday accused Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., of sexually harassing her and claimed she was fired and blackballed from further work on Capitol Hill when she refused his advances. Reese Everson, a former Congressional Black Caucus Fellow, alleged that Scott touched her leg and body without permission and promised to advance her career if she let him flirt with her. Everson
  • Thom Hartmann: Trump's Tweet Slamming Gillibrand is 'Impeachable' Offense

    12/14/2017 9:02:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 14, 2017 | Jack Coleman
    Yeah, good luck with that. The perpetual outrage machine that is the left's pathological loathing for President Trump keeps reaching new lows in absurdity, albeit only on an hourly basis. Plenty of liberals have labeled Trump's tweet slamming Democrat Senator and potential 2020 opponent Kirsten Gillibrand as "sexual harassment." But liberal radio host Thom Hartmann went beyond that and described it -- I'm not making this up -- as grounds for impeachment.Here's Hartmann suggesting this during a conversation with a caller to his show on Tuesday -- Your browser does not support the audio element. HARTMANN: Merlin in Madison, Wisc....
  • NBC Omits Popular Deductions Staying in GOP Tax Bill, Parrots Dems

    12/14/2017 8:34:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 14, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Congressional Republicans were one step closer to realizing their hopes for tax reform on Thursday as it appeared as though the House and Senate had reconciled nearly all of the legislation. Hearing the recommendations and concerns of the public, the Republicans preserved the current tax codeÂ’s deductions for student loans, medical bills, and added a $10,000 cap for state and local taxes. But of the three major network news outlets, NBC was the only one that left them out of their evening broadcast. Instead of reporting what was known to be in the GOP tax reform bill, NBC Nightly News...
  • Arizona's 8th Congressional District special election

    12/14/2017 8:22:54 PM PST · by KC Burke · 56 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | 14 Dec 2017 | Ballotpedia
    The 8th Congressional District of Arizona is holding a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives on April 24, 2018. Primary elections will be held on February 27, 2018. Candidates have until January 10, 2018, to file nominating papers.[1] The election is being held to replace Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), who resigned on December 8, 2017, after acknowledging that he had discussed possible surrogacy arrangements with female staffers.[2 ] Democratic Party Democrats Brianna Westbrook[3] Republican Party Republicans Chad Allen[4] Travis Angry[4) Bill Harbeck[4] David Lien[5] Phil Lovas - Former State Representative[6] Steve Montenegro - State Senator[7] Christopher Rippey[4] Jon...
  • Paul Ryan Sees His Wild Washington Journey Coming to An End

    12/14/2017 10:23:07 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/14/2017 | TIM ALBERTA and RACHAEL BADE
    Spirits were high inside the House chamber on Thursday, November 16, when, in the early afternoon, the gavel fell and a measure to rewrite the American tax code passed on a partisan tally of 227 to 205. As the deciding votes were cast—recorded in green on the black digital scoreboard suspended above the floor—the speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, threw his head back and slammed his hands together. Soon he was engulfed in a sea of dark suits, every Republican lawmaker wanting to slap him on the shoulder and be a part of his moment. Ryan was the man...
  • Trump’s best counter strategy against alleged sexual misconduct: Scorched-earth political war

    12/14/2017 6:35:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 14, 2017 | Keith Edwards
    Given that the Russian collusion strategy seems to be falling apart by the minute, the only strategy Democrats have left to try and defeat President Trump in 2020 is to push the sexual abuser narrative - which proved to work well for them in Alabama. Democrats saw what political damage this strategy did to Roy Moore in just a few short months, and are confident it will wreak major political havoc over the next few years on President Trump. One way for President Trump to counter this impending sex abuse strategy is to fight fire with fire - and he...
  • Republicans fear deep losses in 2018 elections

    12/13/2017 6:13:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 203 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 13, 2017 | Reid Wilson
    After years of strong gains in states across the country, Republicans now fear they stand to lose hundreds of state legislative seats in next year’s midterm elections if there is a significant voter backlash against President Trump. Any losses would come at the worst time: Just ahead of the redistricting process that begins with the 2020 census.
  • WATCH: Dogs dress up for ‘Howliday’ party at the U.S. Capitol

    12/12/2017 9:10:43 AM PST · by bgill · 15 replies
    kxan ^ | December 12, 2017 | Kate Winkle
    A Christmas party for the canines happened Monday in the nation’s capital. A few members of congress and staffers were there, too. It was all for the first-ever “bi-pawtisan howliday” party — in which House members and their staff brought their dogs to the U.S. Capitol. Dogs big and small showed up in their best outfits. Some sported full-on elf costumes or reindeer antlers, while others went with festive collars instead. Rep. Lamar Smith from Texas hosted the bash alongside two representatives from Florida.
  • Time for Congress to enhance its contempt authority

    12/11/2017 6:30:23 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 17 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/11/17 | Jonathan Turley
    (snip) --- An extraordinary thing is happening in Washington. A congressional committee is preparing a contempt citation for the failure to turn over documents to the House Intelligence Committee. That, itself, is not particularly new, but the target is. Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman (R-Calif.) is drafting a resolution that would target two high-ranking officials, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in a Republican administration. While members often proclaim their fealty to legislative oversight, it is a principle that seems to ebb and flow with the party affiliation of the president. When the White House is...
  • Mika Questions Honesty of Franken Accusers, Wonders ‘If It Happened’

    12/08/2017 7:16:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 8, 2017 | Chris Reeves
    On Friday’s Morning Joe, the MSNBC show’s hosts and guests spent most of their broadcast mourning the announced resignation of Minnesota Senator Al Franken from Congress in the wake of over half a dozen allegations of sexual assault against him. In a stunning display of hypocrisy, MSNBC’s liberal morning pundits went to extraordinary lengths to cast doubt on the women who have accused Franken of sexual misconduct, violating the network’s own oft-repeated standards for Republican and conservative politicians.New York Times writer Bari Weiss was even brought on to complain about how “some innocent people are going to go down” as...
  • MSNBC Touts GOP Guest Who Switched to Democratic Party

    12/08/2017 4:18:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 8, 2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's Velshi and Ruhle show, MSNBC co-hosts Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle gave a forum to frequent MSNBC guest Kurt Bardella -- known for being a Republican who trashes his right-leaning former client Breitbart News -- so that he could discuss his decision to finally officially switch to the Democratic party. The move will be no shock to those who have observed his appearances on MSNBC in which he has hyperbolcally claimed that the white racist rally in Charlottesville "is the Republican Party," and has even taken liberal policy positions on issues like gun control.MSNBC Hosts Frequent GOP Guest...
  • Sure things come from Jesus Christ[charismatic caucus]

    12/08/2017 9:34:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Bible ^ | bible
    Sure things come from me for I AM eternal in all I do and say and so it is as you come to me first I lay a path out for your life that is unshakable made of pure virtue and true and this path holds no lies or deviation for " I Know your Life "it is imprinted in my very HAND . Keep your eyes focused and imprinted into My will for you first and foremost , for this road carries blessings . . . I know your days ; Days past , today and each moment of...
  • Arizona’s Trent Franks [R-AZ] Expected to Resign [ed]

    12/07/2017 2:38:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2017 | Staff
    Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign from Congress, a source with knowledge told Roll Call. The 8th District congressman did not confirm or deny any plans to resign. He said he expected to make a statement Thursday. “We will have a statement a little bit later, but that’s all I can tell you right now,” Franks told Roll Call. “The statement will explain.”
  • Dem strategist: LOTS more [Congress] sex predators are about to be EXPOSED [tr] [ed]

    12/07/2017 1:02:55 PM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 7, 2017 | Sarad D.
    According to Democratic strategist Michael Trujillo, the dam is about to burst wide open. Well, wider: Michael Trujillo @mikehtrujillo SOURCES: @CNN and @washingtonpost working on exposing 20-30 congressional members 4 sexual harassment. #DC
  • Senator Al Franken Resigns

    12/07/2017 8:53:31 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 272 replies
    https://kfiam640.iheart.com/ ^ | 12/7/2017 | KFI AM radio Los Angeles
    Just reported via KFI radio, Los Angeles AM 640 -- Senator Al Franken Resigns
  • GOP Congressmen Call for Investigation of FBI's 'Special' Treatment of Hillary Clinton

    12/07/2017 6:51:53 AM PST · by x1stcav · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/6/17 | Michael W. Chapman
    Six Republican members of Congress held a press conference today and called for an investigation of the FBI's policies in applying "special" treatment to some of its investigations, including that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her use of a personal computer server and her deletion of thousands of government emails. The congressmen, in a statement, noted former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe's remarks that the bureau's investigation of Clinton's misuse of a personal email server was "referred to as 'special'" and that "the decision was made to investigate it at HQ with a small team." At the...
  • House Roll Call: Impeachment

    12/06/2017 4:40:06 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 37 replies
    Bristol HeraldCourier ^ | December 6, 2017 | Self
    The 364-58 roll call Wednesday by which the House killed a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump. A "Yes" vote is a vote to kill the resolution.Voting yes were 126 Democrats and 238 Republicans. Voting No were 58 Democrats and 0 Republicans. X denotes those not voting. Present denotes those who voted they were "present" at the time of the vote but did not vote yes or no on the issue. There are 2 vacancies in the 435-member House. ALABAMA – All Yes ALASKA – Yes ARIZONA – All Yes ARKANSAS – All Yes CALIFORNIA – Dems who voted No:...
  • Trump Is Rolling Back Obama’s Last-Minute Land Grab. Here’s What Must Come Next.

    12/06/2017 10:45:15 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 5, 2017 | Matt Anderson
    Today marked an important moment as President Donald Trump made much-needed changes to sweeping land use designations made under previous administrations. The Trump administration listened to the combined voices of individual citizens, tribal members, small communities, and elected officials from the county, state, and federal levels. In doing so, Trump has responded to Utahns’ calls by dramatically reducing the size of both the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, which had a combined land mass larger than the state of Connecticut. This is a good step forward in reforming a law that has too easily been abused to drown...
  • New Jersey Congressman Endorses Federal Fuel Tax Increase

    12/06/2017 1:08:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Transport Topics ^ | December 5, 2017 | Eugene Mulero
    An increase in federal taxes on fuel would significantly help fund repairs for highway infrastructure along Interstate 95 in Newark, N.J., Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D) said amid Congress’ consideration of tax reform legislation. “Improving I-95 will boost the economy by shortening commutes, making cargo transport more efficient and improving highway safety,” Payne said Nov. 30, adding the I-95 stretch, or the Turnpike as it is known in the state, has been underfunded due to deficits in the Highway Trust Fund over the years. The intricate network of ports, railways, highways and an international airport in the state’s largest city...