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  • Democrats Have No Alternative to Nancy Pelosi

    06/25/2017 8:22:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 25, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    After leading the House Democrats for 15 years, the San Francisco stalwart has total control of her caucus and is a massive fundraising force that her party cannot easily replace. And as the first female Speaker of the House (2007-2011), she has unique status and an array of female supporters, both inside and outside Congress. Willie Brown, the first African-American mayor from Pelosi's hometown, cautions in his latest column in the San Francisco Chronicle that those who want to replace Pelosi should be "careful what you ask for. You might wind up with even less."
  • National Reciprocity: If Not Now, When?

    06/25/2017 4:25:19 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 55 replies
    America's1stFreedom ^ | 23 June 17 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 14, an attacker with leftist affiliations opened fire on Republican congressional members, some of whom afterward expressed that they wished they had been armed when the shooting started. In fact, one Congressman who was not present—Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y.—indicated that images of the attack and reports of colleagues who were wounded have convinced him to carry a gun on his person going forward. He told WKBW, “If you look at the vulnerability, I assure you: I have a carry permit. I will be carrying when I’m out and about.” He continued: “On a rare occasion, I’d have...
  • Hey, Congress, Get Off Trump-Russia Probe, Do Something Else, Majority of Americans Say in Poll

    06/23/2017 6:41:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 23, 2017 | Greg Price
    For months, Americans have been engrossed by the numerous twists and turns surrounding President Donald Trump and his former campaign’s ties to Russia during last year’s election. But now it turns out many have tired of this drama. A Harvard-Harris poll released Friday found that 64 percent of voters believe the investigations are “hurting the country” and 56 percent want Congress to instead work on issues like national security, the economy and health care, The Hill reported. The online survey was conducted from June 19 to June 21 and gathered responses from 2,237 registered voters. To be sure, a good...
  • Senate announces probe of Loretta Lynch behavior in 2016 election

    06/23/2017 12:58:01 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 78 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, June 23, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday. In a letter to Ms. Lynch, the committee asks her to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI’s investigation, including whether she ever assured Clinton confidantes that the probe wouldn’t “push too deeply into the matter.
  • Democrats’ real problem is that Nancy Pelosi is their true face

    06/22/2017 10:01:14 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 22, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Furious at their loss in yet another Trump-era special election, Democrats are calling for the head of . . . House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. It’s understandable: Republican ads in Georgia painted the Democrat, Jon Ossoff, as sure to be a Pelosi pawn — a charge that has scored for the GOP in race after race over the last decade. New York’s own Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Nassau) is far from alone in saying, “It’s time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team.” And Rice backed Pelosi in last year’s leadership fight. The challenger, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), is even...
  • Congressman to seek $37B more than Trump plan in defense spending

    06/22/2017 5:51:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WCVB-TV ^ | June 22, 2017 | Richard Lardner, The Associated Press
    The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he'll push to increase defense spending by $37 billion more than the Trump administration proposed to pay for more troops and new weapons. Speaking to reporters, Rep. Mac Thornberry said he'll seek $640 billion for the Defense Department in the 2018 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. His comments came a day after his GOP colleagues on the House Budget Committee agreed on a fiscal outline that would provide the military with about $20 billion less. Thornberry said he'd be willing to agree to a lower number if he can...
  • Amid partisanship, lawmakers unite for White House picnic

    06/22/2017 2:56:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KBZK-TV ^ | June 22, 2017 | Betsy Klein, CNN
    Lawmakers are taking a rare break from bitter partisan politics and heading to the White House Thursday evening for a good old-fashioned picnic. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are hosting the Congressional Picnic, a bipartisan, annual event on the White House South Lawn aimed at bringing members of Congress, their families, and members of the administration together for a casual, lighthearted evening. "My husband and I are pleased to welcome Members of Congress and their families to the people's house," the first lady said in a statement Thursday. "With the recent and tragic shooting at the congressional...
  • After 4 Special Election Losses, Panic Is Setting In On The Left

    06/22/2017 7:27:22 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 126 replies
    vox.com ^ | Jun 22, 2017
    Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional election on Tuesday isn’t just a disappointment for liberals. It’s a bright red warning sign, a blaring siren that should alert Democrats everywhere that they will not take back Congress without a radical change in direction. It looked to some like the party could retake at least one branch in Congress in 2018 just by staying the course. “I don’t think Democrats want a new direction,” House Minority Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on CBS Face the Nation the week after the election. But since then, Democrats have lost four straight special elections in...
  • If GA-06 Was a Referendum on Trump, Democrats Had Better Be Worried

    06/22/2017 2:18:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | June 21, 2017
    Last night’s election in GA-06 has been widely portrayed as a referendum on President Trump. If you do a Google search for GA-06 and “referendum on Trump” you will get over 1.1 million hits. For instance, there is this from the New York Times: High-Stakes Referendum on Trump Takes Shape in a Georgia Special Election. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, it was dutifully and gleefully parroted by many self-described conservatives who have made #NeverTrump a lifestyle choice. The votes have been cast and if the GA-06 was a referendum on Trump and not simply a congressional race in which the winner was...
  • Trump should copy Truman and make Congress work through August

    06/21/2017 11:50:52 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2017 | Seth Lipsky
    President Trump, time to read up on Harry Truman. The president has mentioned Andrew Jackson as a role model, yet as Congress careens toward a recess it hasn’t earned, “Give ’em Hell Harry” might be the better history teacher. Truman, remember, got his back up and cut short Congress’ vacation at a crucial moment in 1948. What a move that would be for Trump. Congress has failed to pass a tax bill or repeal ObamaCare — or deal with the debt ceiling. Yet the lollygagging lawmakers are scheduled to take off the whole month of August for a taxpayer-funded vacation....
  • Congressional Black Caucus rejects invitation to meet with Trump

    06/21/2017 5:31:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Jacqueline Alemany
    The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has rejected the invitation to meet with President Trump for a follow up meeting at the White House, according to a letter released by the chair of the committee, Cedric Richmond, on Wednesday. Citing actions by the Trump administration "that will affirmatively hurt black communities," Richmond wrote that concerns discussed during a preliminary meeting with Mr. Trump on March 22nd "fell on deaf ears." "Given the lack of response to any of the many concerns we have raised with you and your administration, we decline your invitation for all 49 members of the Congressional Black...
  • [YT] Obama Admin's DHS Sec Can't Explain Why DNC Didn't Turn Hacked Servers Over to Law Enforcement

    06/21/2017 12:27:17 PM PDT · by johnk · 19 replies
    CSPAN ^ | Jun 21, 2017 | Washington Free Beacon
    TREY GOWDY Makes Obama’s DHS Secretary Squirm: “Why didn’t DNC turn over hacked servers?”
  • Rep. Steve Scalise listed in fair condition, hospital says

    06/21/2017 9:42:00 AM PDT · by abb · 14 replies
    WWL-TV4 New Orleans, LA ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Kevin Dupuy
    WASHINGTON - MedStar Washington Hospital Center said U.S. Representative Steve Scalise is now listed in fair condition as of Wednesday morning. "Congressman Steve Scalise continues to make good progress," the hospital said Wednesday. "He is now listed in fair condition and is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation." Scalise was injured in a shooting last Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia. He has undergone several surgeries since the shooting. Scalise was listed in critical condition after he and four others were shot during an ambush-style attack at a baseball field where a team of Republican lawmakers practiced ahead of an...
  • Handel defeats Ossoff to win Georgia 6th District

    06/20/2017 7:11:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 233 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 20, 2017 | Greg Bluestein
    Republican Karen Handel staved off a furious challenge from Democrat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday in a race to represent a suburban Atlanta seat in Congress, as the GOP and President Donald Trump avoided an embarrassing defeat in the most expensive U.S. House contest in history. A former Georgia secretary of state, Handel emphasized her experience and roots in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to defeat Ossoff and keep a seat that’s long been held by Republicans in GOP hands. She becomes Georgia’s first female Republican member of the U.S. House.....
  • Republican wins South Carolina special election

    06/20/2017 6:44:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 20, 2017 | Kevin Robillard
    Republican Ralph Norman has won South Carolina’s special House election to replace Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney in Congress. Norman defeated Democrat Archie Parnell in a closer than expected race for South Carolina’s 5th Distrct on Tuesday night. Norman had 52 percent of the vote to Parnell’s 48 percent when the Associated Press called the race with 89 percent of precincts reporting. The DCCC’s money was aimed at turning out black voters, and much of the money went towards ads on African-American radio and canvassing in heavily black parts of the district. Other national Democrats, many with...
  • If a Trump Supporter Had Shot Democratic Congressmen …

    06/20/2017 6:36:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 20, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    Front-page news for weeks. So why do Republicans make nice and ignore the double standard? What would have happened if a Trump supporter had shot Democratic congressmen? The answer is obvious. The New York Times, the rest of the left-wing media, and the Democratic party would have made the shootings the dominant issue in American life. It is not possible to understand the Left — and, therefore, the media and the current state of American life — without understanding how the Left uses and relies on hysteria. Hysteria is to the Left what oxygen is to biological life.....
  • Shannon Watts Looking at Run for Congress in Colorado CD-2

    06/20/2017 6:21:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    CD2 is a heavily Democrat Colorado Congressional district that includes Boulder, Colorado. Boulder is a very left leaning University town. The person who wins the Democrat primary will almost certainly win the Congressional seat. Shannon Watts owns property there.  She may use her anti-rights work for Michael Bloomberg in an attempt to lever herself into Congress. On June 12, 2019 Shannon Watts said she was looking at running for the seat in 2018.  From denverpost.com: Within hours of U.S. Rep. Jared Polis formally announcing his run for Colorado governor, two Democrats — Ken Toltz and Shannon Watts, both gun-control...
  • Senate leaders plan to rush a health-care bill to a vote

    06/19/2017 1:05:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 19, 2017 | Philip Bump
    When the Republican-led Senate Rules Committee briefly flirted with the idea of restricting television interviews in the hallways of the Capitol last week, it became only the most obvious manifestation of how the party’s leaders were handling the development of a bill to overhaul Obamacare: out of the public eye. While that effort was quickly sidelined after some outcry, the Republican leadership in the Senate was otherwise unfazed in its push to craft a bill that would expose its members to as little negative public attention as possible. No repeat of the town hall meetings that drew angry constituents who yelled...
  • Has Democrat Jihad Started?

    06/19/2017 12:23:49 PM PDT · by arrogantsob · 14 replies
    6/19/2017 | arrogantsob
    Over the past two years we have watched the level of violence perpetrated by the Left grow and grow. During Trump's campaign there were scores (or more) of attacks on his rallies. Hundreds of his followers were injured by these terrorist attacks. That is what they were. Now after months of Democratmedia hysteria attempting to remove the legitimate winner of the last race, we have seen our first actual shooting and attempted murder. Anyone with any integrity would have to admit on examining this case, that the shooter must have been radicalized by these incessant smearing of the President. How...
  • Poll Shows Ossoff's Lead Over Handel Narrow Slightly In Georgia House Race

    06/18/2017 8:59:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | June 17, 2017 | Caitlin MacNeal
    A new poll released by WSB-TV on Friday night showed Democrat Jon Ossoff’s lead over Karen Handel Shrink slightly in the special election to fill an open U.S. House seat in Georgia. Ossoff led Handel by 1.7 points, 49.7-48, among likely voters in the poll conducted by Landmark Communications. In the last WSB-TV/Landmark poll released last week, Ossoff led Handel by 2.5 points. The poll released on Friday surveyed 800 likely voters on June 15 with a margin of error plus or minus 3.46 percentage points.