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  • The Democrats' performance as an opposition party? Pathetic

    07/22/2017 7:00:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 22, 2017 | Steven W. Thrasher
    Six months into Donald Trump’s term, and Democratic politician’s ability to be an opposition party is, in a word, pathetic. When the poll came out saying that “Democrats stand for nothing more than opposing” Trump, I thought to myself, ‘If only that were true!’” But they can’t even do that well. When House Democratic Caucus chairman Joe Crowley was asked by the Associated Press just what his party’s core message was, he “hesitated” and then said, “That message is being worked on.” It was as tone deaf (but honest) an answer as when Mother Jones writer Kevin Drum – as...
  • What The Heck? Man Who Runs Firm Behind Trump-Russia Dossier to Plead the Fifth

    07/22/2017 4:53:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Law Newz ^ | July 22, 2017 | Rachel Stockman
    Here’s a story that has gone completely under the radar, and raises some serious questions that the mainstream media largely seems to have ignored. Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of Fusion GPS, whose firm commissioned the salacious and mostly unsubstantiated Russia Trump dossier, plans to plead the Fifth after being subpoenaed by U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. According to documents obtained by LawNewz, attorneys for Fusion GPS’ Simpson sent a letter to Chairman Chuck Grassley expressing concern over the direction that the hearing was taking. The letter stated that Simpson would not voluntarily show up at the hearing due to...
  • U.S. lawmakers reach deal on Russia sanctions bill, creating limits for Trump

    07/22/2017 1:54:02 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, July 22, 2017
    Washington (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday, in a bill that would limit any potential effort by President Donald Trump to try to lift sanctions against Moscow. The Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act, which was passed by the Senate a month ago, was held up in the House of Representatives after Republicans proposed including North Korea sanctions in the bill. The House is set to vote on Tuesday on a package of bills on sanctions covering Russia, Iran and...
  • Judicial Watch Asks Trump Administration to End Congressional Obamacare Exemption

    07/22/2017 11:53:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | JUNE 23, 2017
    Judicial Watch requested the Trump administration stop members of Congress and their staff from unlawfully purchasing, with taxpayer subsidies, health insurance through the District of Columbia’s small business exchange. ... Because the ACA limits the purchase of insurance on a small business exchange to employees of small businesses – and Congress is not a small business – the ACA unequivocally requires that certain members of Congress and congressional employees purchase insurance on an individual exchange created either by their state of residence (or by the District, if they are a D.C. resident) or by the federal government for that state....
  • The Courageous Pro-life Women Who Fight for Real Equality

    07/22/2017 5:50:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2017 | Townhall.com Staff
    What is feminism? If you’d ask people on the street, the most common response would be “equality”. Yet at the darkened heart of today’s faux feminism, there is no equality because it’s violently hostile to Life. You can dress it up in all the pink banners, euphemisms, and #ShoutYourAbortion tweet fests that you’d like, but the truth can’t be hashtagged over.Without Life, there is no equality.How many times must we go around this human value merry-go-round? You can’t diminish and destroy any part of the human family and expect humanity to rise. Fannie Lou Hamer understood this. It was why...
  • Krishnamoorthi Calls On WH Counsel To Publicly Disclose All Pardons Issued By President Trump

    07/22/2017 12:33:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi today wrote to White House Counsel Donald F. McGahn, calling on him to publicly disclose all pardons issued by President Trump. Rep. Krishnamoorthi's letter comes in response to the Washington Post’s report that President Trump and his legal team have explored his power to pardon as a means of disrupting Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The signed letter is available here and the text follows: July 21, 2017 The Honorable Donald F. McGahn, II Counsel to the President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20006...
  • Co-founder of firm behind Trump-Russia dossier to plead the Fifth [FUSION GPS]

    07/21/2017 6:38:21 PM PDT · by Enchante · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2017 | Staff
    Glenn Simpson, whose Fusion GPS firm has been tied to anti-Trump efforts and pro-Russian lobbying, will not talk to lawmakers in response to a subpoena, the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committe said Friday.... ..."Simpson’s attorney has asserted that his client will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights in response to the subpoena," Grassley and Feinstein said. During the campaign, Fusion GPS contracted former MI-6 agent Christopher Steele to look into rumors about Trump's financial and social connections in Russia.
  • Accountability, or lack thereof...

    07/21/2017 8:51:43 AM PDT · by Rustybucket · 2 replies
    7/21/2017 | Rustybucket
    In order for a body to be accountable, action must occur.
  • Wasserman Schultz May Start Cooperating With House Hacking Probe

    07/19/2017 5:47:17 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/19/2017 | Luke Rosiak
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is “negotiating” with the Capitol Police over whether to stop blocking access to a computer seized from her as part of a criminal cybersecurity investigation, Fox News reported Wednesday. Soon after resigning as head of the Democratic National Committee in wake of it being hacked, the Florida Democrat’s top information technology (IT) aide, Pakistan-born Imran Awan, was named as the lead suspect in a separate information breach involving House data. But instead of cooperating with Capitol Police, she used a hearing on the law enforcement group’s budget to threaten “consequences” for Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa...
  • Republicans are holding an emergency meeting to revive their healthcare bill

    07/19/2017 2:28:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    MSN. com ^ | July 19, 2017 | Bob Bryan
    After a repeated series of false starts, Senate Republicans are meeting again Wednesday night in an attempt to bring their healthcare bill back from the dead. The renewed attempt comes amid a flurry of mixed signals form leadership and whiplash-inducing shifts from President Donald Trump.
  • Dems launch ‘no confidence’ resolution against Trump (La Resistance .... LOL)

    07/19/2017 12:26:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2017 | Mike Lillis
    A group of liberal House Democrats stepped up criticism of President Trump on Wednesday, introducing a “no confidence” resolution that officially questions Trump’s fitness to serve as commander in chief. It logs a laundry list of controversies swirling around the president — including his campaign’s many contacts with Russian officials, his refusal to release his taxes, his verbal attacks on women and the press, and his firing of FBI Director James Comey. Sponsored by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), the resolution has been endorsed by 23 more Democrats, including Reps. John Lewis (Ga.), a civil rights icon; John Yarmuth (Ky.), ranking...
  • Trump Promises To Call Congress Into Special Session (not date)

    07/19/2017 12:14:35 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 27 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 11-1-16 | Melanie Mason
    Lest there remains any doubt that Donald Trump wants to nix Obamacare he vowed Tuesday to press for a congressional special session to repeal and replace the law
  • President Trump Says CONGRESS Should Not Leave For Recess Until They Pass Health Care Bill.

    07/19/2017 11:37:04 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Thank you, President Trump! People’s lives are on the line, and they need to know now about the future of their health care. President Trump on Wednesday told Republican senators he doesn’t want Congress to leave Washington for the August recess until lawmakers pass a health care bill. “Frankly, I don’t think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan, unless we can give our people great health care,” Trump said during a lunch with senators at the White House. “Because we’re close. We’re very close.”
  • Charlie Gard granted permanent resident status in US 'so he can get medical treatment he needs'

    07/19/2017 8:05:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 79 replies
    Telegraph ^ | July 18, 2017 | Leon Watson
    The on-going political row over the treatment of Charlie Gard took a new turn today as it emerged US lawmakers have granted the terminally-ill 11-month-old permanent resident status to allow him to fly to America for treatment. Congress passed the amendment that it is reported could mean Charlie's parents, who have been mired in a battle with British doctors, to take him to the US without needing their permission. Jeff Fortenberry, Republican U.S. Representative for Nebraska, tweeted:
  • Businessman, vet John James files for U.S. Senate (MI)

    07/18/2017 11:31:46 PM PDT · by Mozzafiato · 5 replies
    The Detroit News | July 18, 2017 | Jonathan Oosting
    Link only, due to copyright:Businessman, vet John James files for U.S. Senate
  • Mitch McConnell Just Lit The “Ugly” Fuse…

    07/18/2017 9:31:18 PM PDT · by nakutny · 87 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | July 18, 2017 | sundance
    It would appear Mitch McConnell, and the larger congress, just lit the fuse on “the big ugly“. Winter is coming • President Trump has requested all Republican Senators to attend a White House luncheon, held entirely in their honor, tomorrow. • President Trump has also announced a MAGA rally to be held in Youngstown Ohio, next week. • Not coincidentally this rally announcement comes on the same day Ohio governor John Kasich writes an op-ed in the New York Times gleefully celebrating the defeat of the senate healthcare reform and ObamaCare repeal. • HHS Secretary Tom Price is NOT HAPPY....
  • Mitch McConnell refuses to pull the plug on stalled Obamacare repeal plan

    07/18/2017 2:51:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18, 2017 | MJ Lee and Lauren Fox
    It is "pretty clear there are not 50 Republicans at the moment for a replacement," McConnell said at a news conference following an all-GOP Senate lunch. But he still insisted that there would be a repeal-only vote "in the very near future." While the Kentucky Republican did not specify when that vote would be, Senate GOP whip John Cornyn told reporters afterward that the it would likely happen some time this week.
  • The Establishment Doesn’t Want to Implement the Trump Agenda

    07/18/2017 11:50:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 18, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So I’m sitting at home last night minding my own business, not bothering anybody. In fact, the only thing bothering anybody was the cat bothering me, mad at me that I was gone for three days. You can tell when the cat gets mad at you. Anyway, about the time the news broke that the Senate had failed at their repeal Obamacare vote, I started getting a slew of email messages from people that totally dumbfounded me. I started getting email: “This is great! This is great! Now they’re gonna vote to repeal it and have a two-year period...
  • Why the GOP Congress will be the most unproductive in 164 years

    07/18/2017 7:50:59 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 42 replies
    The Week ^ | July 18, 2017 | David Faris
    Just six months ago, it looked like the Republican Party was about to go on a legislative blitzkrieg, shredding law after law passed by the Obama administration. ObamaCare would be vaporized and replaced with a nickel rattling inside an empty Mountain Dew can. Dodd-Frank was sure to be tossed aside for a transparent giveaway to Wall Street. And Republicans would pass their regressive tax reform, their perplexing border-adjustment tax, and so much more. The GOP hadn't held total power in American politics since 2006, and the party had become much more conservative in the interim. And instead of George W....
  • BETRAYAL: Republicans Push Anti-Free Speech Bill Written by Islamic Terror-Linked Groups

    07/18/2017 5:34:25 AM PDT · by Mafe · 81 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2017 | Brigitte Gabriel
    Remember the bakers in Oregon who were driven out of business for refusing to bake a cake for a ceremony that was against their principles? They were fined $135,000 under Oregon law. Now the federal government is going even further, by pushing a bill to erode the First Amendment, which would criminalize opinions deemed as “hate speech.” Indeed, if House Bill 257 is passed into law, you could be jailed for an opinion that defies political orthodoxy with regards to sharia law, or radical Islam. The United States already has strict laws that protect against hate crimes, so one reasonably...