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  • Grace Notes: New U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson's first target in D.C.? His colleagues' manners

    02/21/2017 7:42:08 PM PST · by condi2008 · 3 replies
    The Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | 2/21/2017 | Stephanie Grace
    In all, 46 of the 52 new members signed the document, which takes a stand for "productive dialogue" and against the idea that political rivals are enemies.
  • Congress Hanging Trump Agenda “Out To Dry” – Rand Paul Furious!

    02/21/2017 3:56:05 PM PST · by davikkm · 20 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Pamela Williams
    First of all, I blame Paul Ryan for hindering President Trump’s most valiant efforts to truly help the American people. I am speaking of Trump’s policy changes on ObamaCare and tax cuts for the American people. These things would help the American people more than anything Trump could do. Matt Drudge took to Twitter to blast Congress for hanging the new president “out to dry” by failing to move on ObamaCare and other agenda items. Drudge included a photo of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in the tweets. Drudge tweeted: “Congress hanging The Donald out to dry. Making him do...
  • Senator Tom Brady quarterbacking Congress? 'Let's go!'

    02/21/2017 10:27:27 AM PST · by luke1825 · 25 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 2/21 | peter lucas
    Forget Curt Schilling. It's Tom Brady who should be running for the U.S. Senate. His campaign slogan will be, "Let's go!" After all, if the famous quarterback of the New England Patriots is going to get grief for being President Donald Trump's friend, or for a visit to the White House, then he should at least make the most of i
  • Congress Must Stop Death-by-Decree

    02/21/2017 6:47:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    Last summer, at the first meeting of the Trump Leadership Council -- an advisory group consisting of top CEOs from major companies -- Donald Trump asked business leaders what their biggest problems were. I expected the answer to be America's anti-growth tax system. Almost all the CEOs did list the federal tax code as an albatross, but not the heaviest one. Instead, I was surprised to learn, most found the biggest restraint on growth to be federal red tape and regulation. Across all industries -- manufacturers, energy firms, financial services, agriculture interests -- federal rules were seen as mindless, inefficient,...
  • Rep. Clay filing lawsuit to restore cops as pigs painting in the Capitol

    02/21/2017 5:40:41 AM PST · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 20, 2017 | John Sexton
    Remember that painting of protesters in St. Louis who have cops, depicted as pigs, pointing guns at them? The disagreement over the painting seemed to come to an end last month when the Architect of the Capitol concluded it violated rules for art hanging in the U.S. Capitol. Today the Hill reports that Rep. Lacy Clay will file a federal lawsuit against the Architect of the Capitol seeking to have it restored: . . . The painting was hanging in a hallway near the U.S. Capitol until early January when GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter took it down and returned it...
  • Muslim Spies Working for Dems in Congress Had MASSIVE Debts

    02/19/2017 2:50:07 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 30 replies
    The Black Sphere ^ | 02/18/2017 | Tiffany Layne
    What goes with fast cars and lifestyles of the rich and famous? Apparently working in Information Technology for the House of Representatives! Remember Hillary Clinton’s IT guy? That dude got PAID! And he kept his mouth shut, and avoided prison…so far. We have another situation brewing with the Democrats, and we documented it recently. One family, three brothers and a wife, are the center of a criminal probe into their use of congressional information technology systems. Last week many Democratic lawmakers who employed the four learned they may have been a party to criminal activity. The foursome may have been...
  • NAACP Leader Balks At Idea Of Congressional White Caucus [VIDEO]

    02/18/2017 6:05:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ian Mason
    Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP, was at loss for words Thursday night as former Reagan adviser Jeffrey Lord injected a hypothetical Congressional White Caucus into a debate on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. The racially charged exchange began during a discussion of President Trump having asked an African-American reporter from a black-focused new radio outlet if she knew the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “Frankly I used to think the Congressional Black Caucus, when it was first formed, was a good thing,” Lord began. “I changed my mind on this. I don’t think there should...
  • Elijah Cummings: ‘Happy’ to Meet with Trump who He Says ‘is My President’ (WATCH)

    02/16/2017 11:24:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    EURWeb ^ | February 16, 2017 | Staff
    *Well now, the situation with the White House and African American political leaders is getting real interesting with Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings saying he’s “happy” to sit down with President Trump. Even though Cummings has no problem meeting with Trump, but he disputes the president’s assertion that he didn’t want to meet up, adding that, after all, Trump “is my president.” Thursday afternoon Cummings – who serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – spoke with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer who inquired if he would go over to the White House “ASAP” if he were to get a call...
  • Pak is Al Qaeda's 'home': US lawmakers

    02/16/2017 11:15:49 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    PTI, Rediff.com ^ | Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Lalit K Jha
    Al Qaeda has used America's 'preoccupation' with the Islamic State to regain strength in South Asia and preparing to spread its ideology in India from its 'home' in western Pakistan, top United States lawmakers have warned. "Al Qaeda has never changed, and it still sees itself in what it conceives as an existential struggle against the West and against the United States in particular," Bruce Hoffman, Director Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, told members of the House Armed Services Committee. "I think that it's taken advantage of our preoccupation with ISIS (Islamic State) to rebuild its strength, particularly...
  • CNN's Cuomo Falsely Claims Flynn Call to Russia Wasn't Wiretapped, Dismisses Leaks

    02/16/2017 10:29:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 16, 2017 | Jackson Richman
    New Day Thursday, host Chris Cuomo attacked Republican Ohio Representative Jim Jordan over his party's handling of leaked allegations of communications between former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Russian officials, which led to Flynn's resignation on Monday. In an interview with the leader of the House Freedom Caucus, Cuomo said that Jordan and his party only want to focus on the source of the leaks instead of the substance of the calls between Flynn and the Russians. "We do not know that Michael Flynn was wiretapped, but it keeps being said by people that want these investigations into the leaks and it deserves to be called out," Cuomo said. CNN's Cuomo...
  • Trump and Congress can Make America Great Again

    02/15/2017 9:18:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/15/17 | David Singer
    The Bush-Quartet Roadmap and the Bush-Congress Commitments is the only mutually agreed two-state negotiating process President Trump and Republican and Democratic Congressional leaders this week have the last opportunity to resuscitate the two-state solution laid out in President Bush’s 2003 Roadmap adopted by the Quartet—America, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations (“Bush-Quartet Roadmap”). This can only happen if President Trump and the Congress re-affirm the commitments made to Israel by President Bush in his letter to Israel’s Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dated 14 April 2004—as overwhelmingly endorsed by the House 407-9 and the Senate 95-3 (“Bush-Congress Commitments”).
  • House Democrats escalate effort to obtain Trump tax returns

    02/15/2017 9:11:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/15/2017
    Congressional Democrats on Tuesday tried but failed to pressure Republicans into seeking President Donald Trump's tax returns, saying the scandal over Michael Flynn made it imperative to find out whether the president has business ties to Russia. A day after the Republican chairman of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee dismissed the idea, the panel's Democrats proposed an amendment demanding that the committee ask the Treasury Department for copies of Trump's returns by March 1. "Unless this amendment is adopted, we will never see the president's tax returns while he's in office," Representative Sander Levin, a Michigan Democrat,...
  • Trump, GOP Congress have already cut $2.8 billion in regulations

    02/15/2017 8:13:15 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/14/17 | Paul Bedard
    Nearly $3 billion in Obama-era federal regulations have already been slashed by President Trump and Republicans in Congress, a benefit that also saves Americans 41 million hours of paperwork. A new report from the regulation watchdog American Action Forum said that Trump's executive orders and congressional passage of cuts to regulation via the Congressional Review Act have saved $2.8 billion in potential costs.
  • Trump and Congress can jumpstart improvements to interstate highways in Southern California

    02/15/2017 7:38:04 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | February 5, 2017 | Robert Poole
    President Trump has promised to eliminate regulations and rebuild the nation’s aging infrastructure. Federal agencies are awash with regulations and provisions based on the presumption that government is, and should be, the sole provider of infrastructure. But now that we understand the merits of public-private partnerships, which can provide more accountable public-purpose infrastructure, these numerous regulations and provisions serve as major obstacles preventing the improvement of highways and other infrastructure. Back in 1995, Reason Foundation published a policy study itemizing a number of these regulatory barriers. Sadly, most of them still exist today. If a state or municipal facility has...
  • The Target on Steve Bannon's Back

    02/15/2017 7:06:38 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/15/2017 | M. Catharine Evans
    The ink on National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's resignation letter wasn't even dry when former Obama Chief Strategist David Axelrod announced the Left's new target. Speaking with CNN's Don Lemon Monday night, Axelrod essentially told the host that President Trump's Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is next on the hit list. After speaking of Flynn with Lemon, Axelrod suddenly and unexpectedly shifted to Bannon. From Daily Caller(Video), Axelrod said: "You know a name that we haven’t heard mentioned tonight in all of these discussions, the name of Steve Bannon, who has taken a role on national security, that is highly unusual...
  • House Freedom Caucus seeks swift Obamacare repeal, setting up clash with leadership

    02/14/2017 1:30:43 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | MJ Lee and Deirdre Walsh,
    Despite mounting pressure from the House Freedom Caucus to quickly repeal Obamacare, House Republican leaders insisted Tuesday morning that they would take a "step-by-step" approach to overhauling the Affordable Care Act. The Freedom Caucus, a group of influential conservatives, publicly expressed their impatience Tuesday with Republican leaders for failing to schedule a vote to repeal the sweeping health care law. But GOP leaders are concerned about the political backlash that could come from swift and wholesale repeal of the health care law without having a replacement plan ready.
  • Top Republican senators say Congress should probe Flynn situation

    02/14/2017 1:04:35 PM PST · by Innovative · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | By Sean Sullivan, Karoun Demirjian and Paul Kane
    Top Republican senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said Tuesday that Congress should probe the circumstances leading up to the resignation of Michael Flynn as President Trump’s national security adviser, opening a new and potentially uncomfortable chapter in the uneasy relationship between Trump and congressional Republicans. McConnell (R-Ky.) told CNN Tuesday that it is “highly likely” that the Senate Intelligence Committee will examine Flynn’s actions. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), vice chairman of the Senate GOP Conference and a member of the Intelligence Committee, said lawmakers ought to look at the matter as part of an existing probe into Russian meddling...
  • With Trump in the limelight, Congress has been quietly working to undo Obama-era regulations

    02/14/2017 8:21:27 AM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    LAT ^ | Feb 14, 2017 | Lisa Mascaro
    While President Trump’s daily activities continue to consume much of the nation’s attention, Congress has quietly launched a legislating spree at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. The House and Senate are churning out a steady stream of bills — not the big-ticket items Trump promised on the campaign trail, but a hand-picked collection of discrete measures aimed at dismantling the regulatory agenda that President Obama put in place during his waning days in office
  • House Freedom Caucus seeks swift Obamacare repeal

    02/14/2017 3:51:48 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/14/17 | M J Lee & Deidre Wash
    Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus Monday night urged Republican Party leaders to swiftly schedule a vote to repeal Obamacare, a move that puts further strain on the already difficult effort to dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act. "There's no reason we shouldn't be able to pass this ASAP -- there's also no reason we should send anything less to President Trump's desk than we did Obama's," one GOP source familiar with the vote told CNN. "No need to reinvent the wheel." The vote by Freedom Caucus members Monday night, confirmed to CNN by an aide, to press...
  • A Modest Proposal on What to do with the 9th Circuit Court.

    02/12/2017 12:55:51 AM PST · by vannrox · 21 replies
    SELF | 12FEB2017 | VANNROX (Vanity)
    A Modest Proposal on What to do with the 9th Circuit Court. The 9th Circuit Court in it’s current embodiment is a disaster. The latest constitutional crisis is a perfect example. A rouge judge put a stay on the implementation of an emergency executive order without doing any of the necessary legal groundwork, foundations and augment. This was approved by a panel of three judges also without establishing the necessary legal foundations to support the stay. This is more than just angering, it goes against everything the Constitution stands for. The stay effectively takes power away from the Executive branch...
  • Chaos presidency? Nope. It’s all going according to plan.

    02/10/2017 6:13:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 9, 2017 | Indira A.R. Lakshmanan
    The word on everyone’s lips in Washington now — in newsrooms and advocacy groups, in congressional offices and embassies — is “firehose.” As in the high-pressure stream of White House orders. The daily deluge of Donald Trump’s tweets blaming “so-called” judges for future terror attacks and assailing Nordstrom for dropping his daughter’s clothing line for poor sales. The tsunami of statements inflating the murder rate and hyping the terrorist threat, while aides mind-bendingly blame the media for not covering massacres in Bowling Green and Atlanta that never happened. With each new volley, drinking from the Trump firehose feels ever more...
  • House Oversight leaders want ethics review of Conway's comment on Ivanka Trump

    02/09/2017 4:38:50 PM PST · by detective · 98 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 9, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    The two top lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee are joining forces to request an Office of Government Ethics review of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway urging TV viewers to buy Ivanka Trump's merchandise. A spokesperson for the Oversight Committee's top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), confirmed Thursday that Cummings and Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) would jointly send a letter requesting the ethics review. Chaffetz said Conway's remarks on Fox & Friends" were "clearly over the line" and "unacceptable," according to The Associated Press.
  • Democrat moves to force House debate on Trump’s alleged business conflicts and Russia ties

    02/09/2017 4:29:03 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2017 | Mike DeBonis
    BALTIMORE — In an escalation of Democratic efforts to highlight questions about President Trump’s potential conflicts of interest and alleged ties to Russia, a senior House Democrat is dusting off a little-used legislative tool to force a committee debate or floor vote on the issue. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) filed a “resolution of inquiry” Thursday, a relatively obscure parliamentary tactic used to force presidents and executive-branch agencies to share records with Congress. Under House practice, such a resolution must be debated and acted upon in committee or else it can be discharged to the House floor for consideration.
  • How House Republicans plan to defund Elizabeth Warren’s little agency of tyranny

    02/09/2017 1:48:06 PM PST · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 9, 2017 | Dan Calabrese
    We told you on Monday about the special challenge Republicans face in what to do about the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. It’s a totally out of control administrative agency gifted with immense powers by Dodd-Frank, and designed by its architect - Elizabeth Warren - to be almost impossible for a Republican to get a job at. Oh, and Congress is required by statute to fund it. CFPB’s director, left-wing zealot Richard Cordray? The president can fire him only “for cause,” and that’s a lot more complicated than at-will employment. Democrats designed the CFPB this way intentionally during the Obama Administration,...
  • Trump pulls up Congress' approval, highest since 2009

    02/09/2017 10:55:36 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/8/17 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump's agenda, which is winning public support, is doing wonders for congressional approval ratings, now at the highest level since Barack Obama was in his first year in office. A new Gallup survey revealed a one-month 12 point surge to 28 percent and a massive 50-point approval rating among Republicans apparently satisfied with House and Senate efforts to back up the president.
  • Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General, Capping Bitter Battle

    02/08/2017 7:11:05 PM PST · by Innovative · 64 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and MATT FLEGENHEIMER
    Senator Jeff Sessions was confirmed on Wednesday as President Trump’s attorney general, capping a bitter and racially charged nomination battle that crested with the procedural silencing of a leading Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren. Mr. Sessions, an Alabama Republican, survived a near-party-line vote, 52 to 47, in the latest sign of the extreme partisanship at play as Mr. Trump strains to install his cabinet. No Republicans broke ranks in their support of a colleague who will become the nation’s top law enforcement official after two decades in the Senate.
  • Bill Still: FBI Analyst Says, High Level Pedophile Arrests Coming Soon

    02/07/2017 5:21:51 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 209 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7 Feb 2017 | Bill Still
    This is just a link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DAsUTZBM2UTalking about politicians involved . . . - with the initials BF, MB, TK, DF, JM, LG, NP It's a 10 minute listen
  • DHS Secretary Kelly: In hindsight, I should have delayed the travel ban to consult with Congress

    02/08/2017 7:47:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2017 | AllahPundit
    He’s being an awfully good soldier here for his boss. “This is all on me,” Kelly insists in describing the initial confusion over Trump’s travel ban order. Is that so? Here’s how the Times reported the rollout of the order: As President Trump signed a sweeping executive order on Friday, shutting the borders to refugees and others from seven largely Muslim countries, the secretary of homeland security was on a White House conference call getting his first full briefing on the global shift in policy.Gen. John F. Kelly, the secretary of homeland security, had dialed in from a Coast...
  • Democrats' 'Resistance' Is Futile

    02/07/2017 6:13:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2017 | John Feehery
    George Santayana was an immigrant. Born in Spain in 1863, he moved to Boston in 1869 with his mother and siblings. He would eventually attend Harvard College, and then become a professor of philosophy there where he instructed such historic figures as T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost and Gertrude Stein. As a philosopher, Santayana was one among many. But when it comes to his aphorisms, he was unparalleled. His most famous, of course, concerns history: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” He also had this gem: “Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten...
  • Skeptical McConnell distances from Trump on Russia, travel ban

    02/05/2017 1:28:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 5, 2016 | Alexander Bolton -
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has labored mightily to avoid criticizing President Trump, but two weeks into the new administration, it’s getting harder to downplay their differences. On Sunday, McConnell told CNN he disagreed with Trump’s view of Russian President Vladimir Putin, questioned the president’s claim of massive voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election and cautioned against the administration going too far with restrictions on travel from predominantly Muslim countries.
  • "A Lot Of The Toothpaste Is Already Out": Paul Ryan Explains Why The Iran Deal Will Stay In Place

    02/05/2017 10:15:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/05/2017
    One day after Iran defied Trump with a new missile tests and threatened enemies with "roaring missiles" following Friday's Iran sanctions, confirming our Friday report, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that despite the troubling escalation in sanctions, the Iran Nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration is likely to remain in place. "A lot of that toothpaste is already out of the tube. I never supported the deal in the first place. I thought it was a huge mistake, but the multilateral sanctions are done," Ryan said in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" airing Sunday. Speaker Paul...
  • Mitch McConnell: Congress unlikely to step in if courts throw out Trump travel ban

    02/05/2017 10:02:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/05/2017 | By Eric Bradner
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Donald Trump isn't likely to get his travel ban implemented by Congress if courts strike it down. "I don't know that that's necessary," McConnell told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" Sunday. "I mean, the courts are going to decide whether the executive order the President issued is valid or not, and we all follow court orders." McConnell's comments come after a federal judge put a pause on Trump's order that barred citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries -- Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen -- from entering the US...
  • Democrats Lie Down With Dogs

    02/05/2017 5:51:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    When I wrote my Thursday column, I worried I might have gone a little overboard with the Nazi references about the political left. ThatÂ’s why I added the note about how IÂ’d written it while angry. But events since I wrote that piece on Monday made me realize I probably had not done it enough. There does not seem to be a bottom to the depravity of progressives. The 100 million-plus people slaughtered on the altar of various forms of their political philosophy and tactics in the last 100 years havenÂ’t caused them to pause even for a second. For...
  • Sources: Feds identify Philly woman in probe of secret recordings at GOP retreat

    02/04/2017 7:01:09 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/04/2017 | Jeremy Roebuck & Jonathan Tamari
    Federal authorities have identified a Philadelphia journalist as the woman who infiltrated and might have secretly recorded a closed-door discussion of congressional Republicans at their Center City retreat last week, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the matter. After a probe involving multiple agencies, they said Emily Guendelsberger is unlikely to face federal charges in Philadelphia, despite getting past security and into a room in the Loews hotel where Vice President Pence met privately with senators and representatives.
  • Can you hear us now? No? (Vanity)

    02/05/2017 1:17:58 AM PST · by Crucial · 25 replies
    2/5/20017 | Myself
    I don't know about how other conservatives feel after winning this election but I'm still angry, even after all we've gained. The problem is that Soros has too many government officials in his back pocket. The Left hasn't gotten the memo that Americans are tired of living in a creeping tyranny. I know that Presidents' usually lose seats at the midterm election. That can't happen this time. Republicans have to take a greater lead in Congress. The Left can't hear us or won't hear us and don't respect Americans. They won't accept Trump's legitimacy out of spite I've over a...
  • Huffington Post: 2 Trump Nominees Who Misled Congress Are On The Verge Of Being Confirmed

    02/03/2017 2:41:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 02/03/2017 | Michael McAuliff and Laura Barron-Lopez
    WASHINGTON ― The possibility of someone lying to Congress used to be frowned upon by Republicans. How can anyone forget the chairmen of two committees referring perjury charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the FBI over her clashing email explanations? But that was before Donald Trump won the presidency, and before the alt-fact era. Now two of Trump’s nominees who arguably lied to Congress are not facing perjury referrals but are on the verge of being confirmed to lead the nation’s departments of the Treasury and Health and Human Services. To recap: Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin told...
  • Trump struck hard and fast; these guys are incredible

    02/02/2017 5:02:55 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 49 replies
    startribune.com ^ | Feb 2, 2017 | By Fritz Knaak
    I am beginning to believe that my liberal friends, of whom I am fortunate to have many, are collectively, absolutely clueless about what Donald Trump has done and is doing to them. I have maintained a fascinated watch of The Donald since the earliest days of his campaign, when I warned fellow Republicans that he was a demagogue who knew exactly what he was up to and he needed to be taken seriously. I said much the same thing to dismissive Democrats and publicly predicted he would win in the last few weeks of the campaign. Now we’re seeing the...
  • Dems launch 'unprecedented early' effort to capture GOP districts

    02/03/2017 1:00:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2017 | Mark Hensch
    The House Democrats' campaign arm on Thursday announced it has begun hiring staffers in 20 targeted districts held by Republicans in an effort to reclaim the majority in 2018. “The launch of our ‘March into ‘18’ accountability project comes at a time of excitement and opportunity for Democrats,” Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's chairman, said in a statement. “The organic strength of the women’s marches, Affordable Care Act rallies, and protests across the country provides further evidence that Democrats are on offense this cycle — and the DCCC is ready to capture that energy,” he...
  • Email Shows Trump Team Initiated Effort To Replace All Inspector Generals – Congress Upset

    02/02/2017 6:07:32 AM PST · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Washington is talking about the action taken by the Trump Team informing all inspector generals of federal agencies that their jobs would be on a temporary basis. In a Jan. 13 email, a transition official instructed the transition agency leads to tell the inspectors general in their agencies “that they are being held over on a temporary basis,” according to the Washington Post. Inspectors general are independent watchdogs who are typically in place for an indefinite period, regardless of the party in charge. So why would the Trump team want to let these “government watchdogs” go? Do they really do...
  • The Left won't stop threatening violence against Trump

    02/01/2017 5:30:36 PM PST · by 198ml · 9 replies
    CR ^ | 2/1/17 | Ben Shapiro
    We're barely a week and a half into President Trump's administration, and the Left is in sheer panic mode. We've seen headlines blaring that Trump instituted a Muslim ban (he didn't). We've seen speculation that the Trump White House's failure to clearly inform the Department of Homeland Security how to implement his immigration executive order amounts to an attempted coup (nope). We've seen accusations that Trump will overthrow the judiciary, run roughshod over Congress and generally make a fascist nuisance of himself. This isn't good for the country.
  • Drudge slams GOP Congress for making Trump 'do everything alone'

    01/30/2017 8:49:25 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/30/2017 | JOE CONCHA
    Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge slammed the GOP-led Congress in a rare tweet Monday, accusing the party's lawmakers of hanging President Trump "out to dry" on issues like taxes and ObamaCare. "Congress hanging The Donald out to dry. Making him do everything alone! Despicable. No tax cuts, no Obamacare repeal. NOTHING," wrote Drudge, an ardent Trump supporter. {.. snip ..}
  • BREAKING: POTUS has named Dana Boente, US Attorney ... as Acting Attorney General.

    01/30/2017 6:22:34 PM PST · by Enchante · 292 replies
    White House Press Office ^ | January 30, 2017 | Sean Spicer
    Sean Spicer Verified account ‏@PressSec .@POTUS has named Dana Boente, US Attorney for the Eastern District of VA as Acting Attorney General. Sally Yates has been relieved.
  • A GOP Regulatory Game Changer

    01/28/2017 8:46:51 AM PST · by weston · 34 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/26/2017 | Kimberly Strassell
    Todd Gaziano on Wednesday stepped into a meeting of free-market attorneys, think tankers and Republican congressional staff to unveil a big idea. By the time he stepped out, he had reset Washington’s regulatory battle lines.
  • CRA: The "Regulatory Game Changer" That Could Wipe Out 8 Years Of Obama Regs In An Hour

    01/27/2017 6:23:20 PM PST · by blam · 42 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-27-2017 | Tyler Durden
    After a pompous, liberal agenda was crammed down the throats of the American people during his first two years in office, President Obama suffered staggering losses in Congress for the next six years that cost Democrats control of both houses. But, heavy Democrat losses, courtesy of an electorate that vehemently rejected a far-left agenda, didn't stop Obama from continuing to push through countless new rules and regulations from the White House all while pushing his authority to the brink of every Constitutional boundary known to man. Of course, the problem with "legislating from the White House" is that all those...
  • Former Cruz chief of staff to head Trump’s conservative congressional liaison

    01/27/2017 4:24:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The World Tribune ^ | January 27, 2017 | Staff
    The former chief of staff to President Donald Trump’s top rival in the 2016 primaries has been tapped as the White House’s new liaison to House conservatives. Paul Teller, who served as Sen. Ted Cruz’s chief of staff from early 2014 to July 2016, is expected to head congressional conservative relations for the Trump administration, The Daily Caller News Foundation reported. Teller confirmed the report with a Jan. 26 status update on his Facebook page: “Started Working at THE WHITE HOUSE Yesterday — Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs.” Teller will be tasked with ensuring that conservative congressmen...
  • Overnight Regulation: House Republicans highlight top rules for rollback [Obama failed 2 follow CRA]

    01/27/2017 12:24:16 PM PST · by WENDLE · 32 replies
    The Hil ^ | January 25,2017 | BY TIM DEVANEY AND LYDIA WHEELER
    THE BIG STORY House Republicans unveiled their plan of attack against Obama-era regulations Wednesday, highlighting the top rules they plan to roll back. The Labor Department's blacklisting rule, Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) stream protection rule, Interior Department's methane emissions rule, a disclosure rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and an obscure gun regulation from the Social Security Administration (SSA) top the list of regulations Republicans are targeting. GOP lawmakers will turn to the Congressional Review Act to strike down these rules.
  • Trump tells Republican lawmakers: Enough talk. Time to deliver

    01/27/2017 5:18:47 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 27, 2017 | Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell | PHILADELPHIA
    President Donald Trump pushed Republican lawmakers on Thursday for swift action on a sweeping agenda including his planned U.S.-Mexico border wall, tax cuts and repealing Obamacare, despite tensions over timetables and priorities. Congressional Republicans were in Philadelphia for a three-day retreat to hammer out a legislative agenda, with the party in control of the White House, Senate and House of Representatives for the first time in a decade. "This Congress is going to be the busiest Congress we've had in decades, maybe ever," Trump said in a speech to the lawmakers at a Philadelphia hotel. "Enough 'all talk, no action.'...
  • McConnell Says Congress Moving Ahead With $12 - $15 Billion To Build Trump's Wall"

    01/26/2017 7:24:12 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 49 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 26, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Trump's Mexican border wall from improbable is rapidly becoming imminent. First, it was Paul Ryan telling Greta Van Susteren that he is prepared to pay $8-$14 billion for Trump's "massive wall"... Paul Ryan tells @greta “we're going to pay for” Trump's wall, confirms est. cost $8-14 billion; says lot of ways to get Mexico to contribute pic.twitter.com/c5URBViwpE — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) January 26, 2017 ... and now he has support in the Senate, where Mitch McConneell has said Congress is moving ahead with $12 billion - $15 billion to build border wall. BREAKING: Senate leader McConnell says Congress moving ahead...
  • Senate Democrats Introduce $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan, Offer Trump Support If He Backs It

    01/24/2017 6:30:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/24/2017
    Senate Democrats are set to unveil a $1 trillion infrastructure plan and offer President Donald Trump their support if he backs it, the NYT reports. The plan includes $180 billion to rail and bus systems, $65 billion to ports, airports and waterways, $110 billion for water and sewer systems, $100  billion for energy infrastructure, and $20 billion for public and tribal lands. Cited by the Times, Chuck Schumer said “our urban and rural communities have their own unique set of infrastructure priorities, and this proposal would provide funding to address those needed upgrades that go beyond the traditional road...
  • New Hearing Protection Act same as old HPA; Both in Top Ten for Attention

    01/25/2017 5:38:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    ammoland ^ | 21 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- On January 9th, 2017, the new Hearing Protection Act (HPA), H.R. 367, was reintroduced into the 115th Congress (2017-2018).  It was introduced by Representative Jeff Duncan (R-SC-3).  It started with 40 co-sponsors. The HPA, unlike many bills, is short and concise. It takes silencers out of the National Firearms act, with its draconian regulation and $200 excise tax, and places them in the same category as rifles and shotguns.Here is the text of the  Hearing Protection Act of 2017, H.R. 367:A BILLTo provide that silencers be treated the same as long guns.       Be it enacted by...