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  • Dems Reject Invitation to Working Lunch Meeting [semi-satire]

    01/18/2019 11:08:54 PM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Jan 2019 | John Semmens
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer rejected an invitation from President Trump to participate in a lunch meeting that would discuss a possible compromise to partially fund a border barrier and reopen the federal government. "We saw the fast food spread he bought for the college football champions," Schumer pointed out. "If he treats star athletes like that I shudder to think what he'd have on the menu for us. He likes football. He hates us. There's no way I'd go without seeing a menu first." Pelosi was even harsher in her assessment of the...
  • ‘Our Country Decided to Erase’ Our Children, Says Ben Shapiro at March For Life

    01/18/2019 3:54:59 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 18 JAN 2019 | Joshua Nelson
    Among the tens of thousands assembled in Washington for the 46th annual March for Life was conservative pundit and headliner Ben Shapiro. Shapiro’s speech started with highlighting the noteworthy American ideals of “life and liberty,” urging Americans to move forward by protecting such values for the unborn. “America was founded on the promise of God-given rights. Chief among them was life and liberty,” Shapiro said. “While America has imperfectly fulfilled that promise, we always move forward to for the perfection of that promise.” “We built the country for our children,” Shapiro added. “We built our lives for our children. And...
  • Third Trimester Late Term Abortion Bill Backed by Northam, Fairfax, Herring, Democratic Legislators

    01/18/2019 12:43:01 PM PST · by blueyon · 24 replies
    The Republican Standard ^ | 01/18/19 | TRS staff
    ""Third Trimester Late Term Abortion Bill Backed by Northam, Fairfax, Herring, Democratic Legislators"" Democratic leaders backed legislation repealing restrictions on third trimester late term abortions, repealing clinic health and safety standards, and eliminating informed consent requirements, among other provisions. They noted the measures were unlikely to pass in 2019, but vowed to enact them if Democrats take the Virginia House and Senate in November's elections. On Thursday in Richmond, Democratic leaders announced their support for a sweeping repeal of abortion restrictions in Virginia, including deregulation of third trimester late term abortions up until the moment of birth. The press conference,...
  • Nancy Pelosi faces backlash for placing Ilhan Omar on House Foreign Affairs Committee

    01/18/2019 11:57:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Minnesota Democrat criticized for anti-Israel statements, BDS supportHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been hit with a backlash over her decision to assign freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, despite the Minnesota Democrat’s record of anti-Israel advocacy. The House Republican leadership blasted the decision, citing Ms. Omar’s 2012 tweet saying that Israel had “hypnotized the world” and was guilty of “evil doings,” as well as her support for the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. “It is disgraceful that Speaker Pelosi and her Democrat majority gave a coveted seat on the House Foreign Relations Committee to a...
  • The Democrats Finally Won the Suburbs. Now Will They Destroy Them?

    01/18/2019 11:25:29 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 12, 2019 | Joel Kotkin
    The Democratic Party’s triumphal romp through suburbia was the big story of the midterms. In 2016 the suburbs, home to the majority of American voters, voted 50 to 45 for Donald Trump; this year, 52 percent went Democratic. In affluent suburban districts once controlled by the GOP—outside Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Seattle, Kansas City and Philadelphia, and in Orange County, California—long-held GOP seats flipped and are unlikely to flip back unless Democrats alienate their new constituents by seeking to destroy suburban life.
  • Anti-Israel fanatic Ilhan Omar appointed by Pelosi to the House Foreign Affairs Committee

    01/18/2019 10:15:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    It appears that the leadership of the Democratic Party has gone completely anti-Israel and is warming up to Jew-hatred. The appointment of Rep. Ilhan Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee – and the welcome extended to her by the chairman, (former) Israel-supporter Rep. Eliot Engel – confirms that the Democrats' big tent now extends to those who believe that Jews in Israel wield magical power to "hypnotize" non-Jews into acquiescence to their "evil." Omar was triumphant yesterday on her appointment to the plum committee: Ilhan Omar ✔@IlhanMN I finally have committee assignments and I am excited 1st choice- House...
  • Here we go: Left-wing media now blaming ‘Trump shutdown’ for starving school children

    01/18/2019 9:49:00 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 19 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/18/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The Left-wing establishment media has been doing everything in its power to saddle POTUS Donald Trump with blame for the current partial government shutdown — despite the fact that the Democratic House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi of California, refuses to even sit down with the president and negotiate over his paltry $5.6 billion border wall request. As the shutdown has dragged on, however, POTUS Trump has shown no signs of backing down. In fact, he’s dug in his heels. As such, the media is now upping the ante, so to speak: They’re using “the children” as bait to get the president...
  • Waiting for a Shutdown to End in Disaster

    01/18/2019 9:45:44 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 57 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1/18/2019 | MCKAY COPPINS
    As the longest government shutdown in American history lurches toward its fifth week, a grim but growing consensus has begun to emerge on Capitol Hill: There may be no way out of this mess until something disastrous happens. This is, of course, not a sentiment lawmakers are eager to share on the record. But in interviews this week with congressional staffers on both sides of the aisle (whom I granted anonymity in exchange for candor), I heard the same morbid idea expressed again and again. The basic theory—explained to me between weary sighs and defeated shrugs—goes like this: Washington is...
  • 2020 Democrats' unspoken rebuke of Obama

    01/18/2019 9:40:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Week ^ | January 18, 2019 | by Ryan Cooper
    Former President Barack Obama's legacy looms over the 2020 Democratic primary. He was always overwhelmingly popular among Democrats. However, a persistent core of critics argue both his political ideology and his policy record were badly mistaken. This raises a question: How will the party and its 2020 contenders deal with Obama? Will they defend his legacy, forthrightly debate its shortcomings, or just ignore the issue entirely? First, a quick précis of what is under discussion. The Obama stimulus package was less than half as big as it needed to be. Obama's foreclosure policy was a monumental catastrophe which crushed the...
  • Arm of Congressional Hispanic Caucus spent lavishly last election cycle, FEC data show

    01/17/2019 11:15:30 PM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 17 2019 | Louis Casiano
    The fundraising arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus doled out hundreds of thousands of dollars for luxury hotels, nightclubs and tickets to Las Vegas events during the 2018 election cycle, filings to the Federal Election Commission show. During the cycle, the caucus's Bold PAC pulled in $9.5 million in contributions -- in reaction to President Trump’s policies, said Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., who chairs the PAC, according to a report. Also in that time, the Hispanic caucus paid out more than $200,000 for catering, hotel stays and fees at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina in...
  • Split over Pelosi's 'immorality' comment on border wall reveals fissure in Democratic Party

    01/17/2019 8:57:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | By David Sherfinski and S.A. Miller
    Senate Democrats are refusing to embrace House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s rhetoric denouncing border walls as an “immorality,” but they are being careful to avoid undercutting her new role as the party’s leader in the shutdown standoff. Mrs. Pelosi has moved unsteadily since seizing the speaker’s gavel amid the partial government shutdown, including the “immorality” comment and her shifting explanations for why she told President Trump to postpone the State of the Union address. Still, she garners strong support from Democrats on both side of the Capitol for remaining steadfast in shutdown fight and refusing Mr. Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion...
  • House Majority Leader Breaks With Pelosi: 'A Wall That Protects People Is Not Immoral'

    01/17/2019 6:11:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Border security is an issue where the Democratic Party is suffering from schizophrenia. They were for it before they were against it. Donald Trump winning the 2016 election caused that, despite some very prominent Democrats, like Barack Obama, supporting border barriers in times past. Now, the war cry is that “a wall is an immorality.” That is coming from Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Walls are immoral. So, what about illegal aliens who murdered American citizens? Apparently, that’s not a concern; dreams of amnesty and expanded Democratic voter rolls have clouded the liberal mind. Pelosi: ‘A wall is an immoralityYet, House Majority...
  • Democrat Lawmakers Suffer Meltdown After Trump Grounds Pelosi's Flight to Belgium (VIDEO)

    01/17/2019 7:23:33 PM PST · by Zakeet · 154 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 17, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday afternoon, President Trump informed Speaker Pelosi her "public relations" trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him. The President canceled Pelosi's flight just one hour before she was scheduled to depart - Pelosi and other lawmakers were on the bus en route to the airport. [Snip] Pelosi's bus was seen circling the US Capitol after the flights were grounded. It was a rough day for Democrats. [Snip] Democrat lawmakers suffered a meltdown following the grounding of Air Pelosi.
  • Newt Gingrich: FBI, media give Feinstein a pass for her spy scandal, but attack Trump with no jus...

    01/17/2019 11:41:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Newt Gingrich
    Let’s look at a case study in Justice Department and news media bias: the treatment of President Trump compared with the treatment of Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California. The media was gleeful over news – first reported in The New York Times – that a group of anti-Trump bureaucrats took it upon themselves to investigate President Trump as a traitor. The action, which came when the president fired their friend James Comey as FBI director in May 2017, has only served to clarify the establishment and media hostility toward President Trump. With no evidence – save some absurd and...
  • Pa state police arrest 41 in nearly $1 million kickback scheme

    01/17/2019 10:55:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    WPXI ^ | January 17, 2019
    MEDIA, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania State Police have arrested 41 people accused of stealing nearly $1 million from a Delaware County nonprofit through an overtime rigging and kickback scheme. Police said Wednesday four supervisors with the Elwyn Organization are facing felony theft charges. The supervisors have been identified as 40-year-old Tyloneous Wilson, 34-year-old Karriemah Williams, 36-year-old Lakiea Gay, and 28-year-old Terrance Chatman. Police say the supervisors would edit employees' time sheets to show overtime but not require them to work. The employees would then split the extra pay with supervisors in return.
  • RINOS Making Way For The Era of the Holier-Than-Thou Accusers

    01/17/2019 8:13:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/17/19 | Judi McLeod
    Republicans should do as many as their constituents do and stop believing every word they read in the New York Times. We have now entered—without much screaming and kicking along the way— in The Era of the Holier-Than-Thou Accusers. That the getting to be prolific accusers are also the abusers of innocent targeted victims seems to be going straight over the heads of the chattering classes.
  • Democrat Senator Claims Justice Department is 'Moving to Indict' President Trump

    01/17/2019 7:19:38 AM PST · by McQ444 · 12 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-01-16 21:00 | Daniel Newton
    A Democratic senator on the Judiciary Committee says he believes the federal government is 'moving toward indictment and charges' against President Donald Trump. But not surprisingly, the supposed agents are nowhere near a point where they can lodge a specific accusation at the President.
  • NBC: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez All In On Attacking Moderate Dem Incumbents

    01/17/2019 7:15:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Ah, purity campaigns — the projects from which neither party ever learns any lasting lessons. The group Justice Democrats recruited Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to run against Joe Crowley in a ridiculously safe Democratic seat as a way to shake up the status quo and gain a little political traction. Crowley, who had been part of the House Democrats’ leadership clique, fell asleep at the switch and lost his primary, leading to Ocasio-Cortez’ easy layup in November.Now, NBC reports, AOC has joined up with Justice Democrats again for a new recruiting drive aimed at generating primary challenges against her new colleagues...
  • The Democrats’ Blueprint for Impeachment

    01/16/2019 4:05:38 PM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    The Spectator ^ | January 16, 2019 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    Do you recall back in July of 2016 when candidate Donald J. Trump brought down the house at a campaign press conference in Miami by jokingly pleading with the Russians to hack into Hillary Clinton’s emails? Bill’s wife Bruno, as we call her, was claiming that she had lost some 30,000 emails and so Donald Trump got a laugh by saying, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope your able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing.” At least he got a laugh from the civilized minority who were following him. Apparently, we of the civilized minority were contributing to...
  • THE LEFTIST LIE OF BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP: 14th AMENDMENT!

    01/16/2019 3:20:23 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 19 replies
    Self ^ | 1/16/2019 | Dick Bachert