Take Up Immigration in February
12.41 (EST) ~ The Senate is expected to vote to advance a bill that would reopen the federal government after a brief shutdown, lawmakers and aides said, as Democrats agreed to a short-term pause in their standoff with Republicans over immigration policy.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said he had reached an agreement with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) to end the impasse. Mr. Schumer said he and Mr. McConnell have “come to an arrangement” in which Democrats would provide enough votes to advance legislation funding the government for three weeks, in exchange for an assurance that the Senate would consider immigration legislation in early February, if the issue has not already been resolved. ~ Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2018
Democrat pollster Pat Caddell thinks the Democrats are in big trouble.
DooDoo, Schemer and Pocohantass
They gotten themselves locked into a battle of illegals vs Americans, which is never a good place to be.
Democrats pushed the issue to its limits, when they shut down the government, cutting off military and American children’s healthcare. Caddell says the Democrat Party has been hijacked and they’ve lost control of their base. Continue reading
Oh the Demo-gaggery gets even better… Even the children don’t matter!
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186 House Democrats voted against keeping the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funded for the next six years as they opposed a stopgap spending measure in the House of Representatives Thursday that would keep the government open for the next four weeks. Continue reading
Lawmakers failed Sunday to end the federal government shutdown, which will stretch into a third day Monday as negotiations over immigration continued to roil Capitol Hill.
The Senate was expected to hold a procedural vote at noon Monday on a measure that would keep the government funded through Feb. 8, but it wasn’t clear if it would have enough support to advance.
A group of centrist senators from both parties had huddled Sunday in an attempt to chart a way out of the stalemate, fearing that it would harden as the shutdown’s effects expanded once the workweek began, including potential furloughs for tens of thousands of federal employees. ~ Wall Street Journal, 10:28 p.m., EST Continue reading
President Trump is playing the Democrats and Establishment Republicans like a fiddle. During his televised immigration meeting, he told the group assembled that he trusted them and would sign whatever they sent to him.
Conservatives even myself gasped. Could he really be betraying his main 2016 promise?
Of course not. This past week, a group of RINOs including Lindsey Graham-nesty and Jeff Flake showed up at the White House to show Trump what they had come up with. They said that their bill would be able to get 60 votes. Continue reading
Rep. John Conyers (D., Mich.), the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, said he would leave Congress immediately, after facing calls to resign over allegations of inappropriate and lewd behavior toward female staff members.
Guess that he won’t be “stuck” in a meeting any longer.
Multiple former staffers have accused Mr. Conyers in the past two weeks of sexual misconduct. Both House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) called on him to resign, putting pressure on the Detroit-area lawmaker first elected in 1964. Mr. Conyers, 88, endorsed his son to replace him. He denied the allegations of misconduct.
How can one endorse his own offspring? Does that mean that his own kid starts work tomorrow? Is this legal?
Hands Trump his biggest win yet!
Trump’s travel ban has been hated by liberals since day one. First of all, it isn’t really a “travel ban”. It started off as a temporary moratorium on immigration from a handful of countries that the Obama administration deemed as potential threats to our national security. It was perfectly reasonable and David French wrote a great piece explaining that reality. Continue reading
Illegal immigration is a crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems. ~ Timothy Murphy
Eliminate Illegal Amnesties
As a candidate, Trump pledged to “immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties.” So, why is our president repeatedly expressing empathy with the participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?
Now he is saying to Congress, “Legalize DACA or I will revisit it.” What? Supporters of Trump have already said they will exit the Trump train if he legalizes illegal aliens who broke the law. Daily Caller says Trump is allowing Dreamers to stay and even Rush Limbaugh is fine with it. Excuse me Rush, but this is screw the taxpayer again!
Illegal aliens, who are eligible for DACA needed to have entered the United States illegally before 2007 and be 15 or younger at the time of their arrival. They also had to be younger than 31 years of age when DACA was officially created in June 2012. Continue reading
Anti-establishment Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore denounced the use of the term the open borders lobby and mainstream media have used to describe illegal aliens shielded by the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Moore, during a debate with establishment-backed candidate Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL), said the term “DREAMer” to describe nearly 800,000 illegal aliens protected by DACA does not actually exist, because the temporary amnesty program was never approved by Congress. Continue reading
By now everyone should know that President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and the entire Washington establishment, including virtually every professional lobbyist, are doing everything they can to defeat conservative constitutionalist Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate in Alabama. They are all rallying around the quintessential neocon RINO New World Order toady Luther Strange. Continue reading
High court to hear arguments Oct. 10 on president’s travel ban
THIS group of Supremes!!!
A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Monday issued a short-term order restoring President Donald Trump’s ban on thousands of refugees seeking entry to the country.
The order issued by Justice Anthony Kennedy puts a lower court ruling on hold until the high court decides whether to grant the administration’s request for a longer-term order. Kennedy ordered those opposing the administration to file court papers by noon Tuesday. Continue reading
A bill that will allow homes to be searched without a warrant was passed with overwhelming support by the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Trump — and it happened with no media coverage and very little fanfare.
On the surface, House Joint Resolution 76 looks harmless. The title of the bill claims that its purpose is “Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.” Continue reading
As liberal McCarthyism continues searching for Russian monsters under Trump administration beds, it might serve us well to remember the Obama administration scandals, for which there were no special prosecutors appointed, no grand juries convened, not even a leaked memo to the New York Times via a friendly professor at Columbia University.
A few years ago, President Obama called the scandals swirling around his administration “phony scandals”. As The Hill reported in 2013:
“With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Obama said in an economic address at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill…
Obama on Wednesday did not specify which controversies were “phony,” but the administration has been attacked over National Security Agency surveillance programs leaked to the public, the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, the Department of Justice’s seizing of media phone records, and last year’s attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Phony scandals are those that do not have a smidgeon of evidence of a crime, like alleged Trump collusion with the Russians or obstruction of an investigation that was never stopped or even slowed down. Phony scandals do not produce body bags as the Obama administration produced in Benghazi and during Operation Fast and Furious — the Obama administration’s gun-running operation in which it armed Mexican drug lords and cartels with heavy weapons for which the U.S. Border Patrol had no match or protection. That gun-running operation led to the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Continue reading
President Trump expected to sign into law
The House voted Tuesday to make it easier for the secretary of Veterans Affairs to fast-track the firing of federal employees for misconduct, sending the bill to the White House where President Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law this week.
House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R., Tenn.) lauded the bill’s passage as a “promise kept to our nation’s heroes.”
“The single biggest success in today’s passage is that the veterans win,” Roe told the Washington Free Beacon in an interview. “The purpose of the VA is to provide care for veterans, and without question your staff is the most important asset here. You have to have a way to terminate people when they aren’t performing and this gives the VA secretary the ability to do that while protecting the employee’s due process rights.” Continue reading
On Thursday, all of the attention of Trump-impeachment-obsessed Democrats and the majority of their news media minions was focused on the hearing of fired FBI director James Comey.
These President Donald Trump-hating leftists were disappointed when Comey testimony showed that: Trump is not now, nor has he ever been, under investigation by the FBI; President Obama’s attorney general, Loretta Lynch, told Comey not to call the probe into Hillary Clinton’s endless scandals an “investigation,” but rather a “matter”; and that Comey himself leaked his own memo about meetings with Trump, giving them to a leftist university professor to secretly turn over to a news media denizen. Continue reading
The Trump administration will now ask US visa applicants for their social media handles and accounts before they are permitted to enter the country, it was reported on Friday.
The State Department will now require anyone applying for a visa to hand over social media identities used during the past five years in addition to their travel history from the previous 15 years, Fox News reported.
Applicants will also have to provide sources of funding they received for those trips. It remains unclear when the new policy will be put into practice.
The new policy is in line with the State Department’s intention to institute procedures that would ‘more rigorously‘ evaluate visa applicants in order to rule out those with ties to terrorism. Continue reading
“Trump’s $3.6 Trillion Budget Cuts Hit His Supporters Hard,” blares the Bloomberg headline. The subject, is of course, President Donald Trump’s leaner budget proposal released Tuesday morning. The Bloomberg story begins by fleshing out the headline: “President Donald Trump’s first full budget would dramatically reduce the U.S. government’s role in society, hitting hard many of the rural, working-poor supporters who propelled him into office as he cuts through the safety net for the poor and disabled, impacting farming communities and inner cities alike.” Why would he, as The Washington Post put it so pathetically, release a “budget that would bolster the rich, [and] remove benefits from the poor”? Continue reading
There are very few crime/mystery novels that approach this true story for compelling drama, intrigue and brinkmanship (with the nation in the balance).
Don’t believe the fake-media story that Trump made a mistake or huge gaffe by firing Comey.
Don’t believe the media narrative from the left that it was an attempt to silence Comey from some investigation into Trump.
Don’t believe the RINO narrative that Comey is a good guy just trying to do his job in terrible circumstances and the timing was bad.
Don’t believe the lie that Comey was admired and respected by career FBI investigators and agents… Continue reading
“How much am I bid? Bee-badda-bee-badda-bee! SOLD America!”
Looking at Democrats who stopped supporting banking rules, authors conclude: ‘Substantial numbers of legislators sell out the public interest in exchange for political money’
While it is conventional wisdom that money influences politics, researchers released a report Tuesday aiming to answer the longstanding question of exactly how much political spending it takes to sway a Congressional vote. Continue reading
… and That Means There NEVER Will Be A Border Wall
Well, that didn’t take long. Yesterday I reported that the Democrats were threatening to force a government shutdown if money for a border wall was included in the bill to fund the government, and one day later Donald Trump has unconditionally surrendered. Despite all of Trump’s promises, a border wall isn’t going to happen at this time, but of course he is pledging to “try again” in September. But will anything change for the Democrats between now and September? Of course not. The Democrats will continue to use these same tactics whenever funding for a border wall comes up, and because Republicans always end up backing down on the most controversial issues that means that there never will be a border wall.
Do you know why the Democrats always get virtually everything that they want? Continue reading