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GOP Leaders Contort Themselves To Support Barr Without Offending Trump

A trio of Republican leaders expressed excessive support for Attorney General Bill Barr Tuesday, but took pains to lavish praise on President Donald Trump as well to avoid the appearance of cosigning Barr’s recent criticism of the President. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) trumpeted Barr’s “highest character and unquestionable integrity” in a statement, vilifying “outside groups” who ...
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Roger Stone, Senate judiciary, Barr, Kevin McCarthy R CA, Ky House, Bill Barr, Kate Riga


From ‘Junk Bond King’ To Abramoff Pal, Trump’s Pardon List Dredges Swamp

Blago’s not the only one off the hook Tuesday. In addition to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s commutation, President Donald Trump used his pardon power on several less-than-savory characters, including an infamous ‘80s investor known as the “junk bond king.” The king, Michael Milken, was convicted decades ago of securities fraud, and his allies have tried ever since to secure a presidential pardon. Milken was fined $600 million and spent 22 months in prison for what Bloomberg News call...
Tags: Transportation, New York, London, News, Obama, Navy, Scotland, White House, New York City, Fbi, Gop, New York Times, Treasury, General Services Administration, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch


With Melania Laying Low, Trump Campaign Turns to Karen Pence to Help Attract Suburban Women

(WASHINGTON) — Karen Pence has no shortage of projects. The wife of Vice President Mike Pence promotes the healing power of art therapy and help for military spouses. She’s into honeybees and supports sister cities. She’s a watercolorist who designs the family’s annual Christmas card and teaches art at a religious elementary school. Now, she’s beginning to campaign on her own to help win a second term for President Donald Trump and her husband. And with first lady Melania Trump largely avoi...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Congress, Washington, White House, Defense, Israel, Uncategorized, Indiana, Indianapolis, Ap, Gop, New Hampshire, Marine Corps, Associated Press, Las Vegas


Tuesday round-up

Briefly: At HuffPost, Daniel Marans notes that “[e]xpanding the Supreme Court, an increasingly popular reform among some progressive activists, is not politically costly for Democrats, according to an academic survey commissioned by a group that supports the idea.” Veronica Stracqualursi reports at CNN that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell last week “reiterated his position that the GOP-led Senate would confirm a nominee to any Supreme Court vacancy that occurred this election year, despi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Montana, Senate, Barack Obama, Cnn, Gop, United States, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Vox, Round-up, The Supreme Court, Ian Millhiser, Montana Department of Revenue, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


People Hilariously Call Out Ted Cruz For Hypocritical Tweet About Mandatory Vasectomies

The anti-abortion GOP senator criticized an Alabama bill that aims to curb unwanted pregnancies by focusing on men.
Tags: News, Alabama, Gop, Ted Cruz


People Call Out Ted Cruz For Hypocritical Tweet About Mandatory Vasectomies

The anti-abortion GOP senator criticized an Alabama bill that aims to curb unwanted pregnancies by focusing on men.
Tags: News, Alabama, Gop, Ted Cruz


Vermont’s Republican Governor Endorses Trump’s Primary Challenger Bill Weld

On Saturday, Vermont’s Republican Government Phil Scott endorsed former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld — President Donald Trump’s sole presidential GOP primary challenger — ahead of the state’s March 3rd primary on Super Tuesday. “I’ve met with [Weld] before, I think a lot of him and his platform so I would be supporting him,” Scott said at a press conference first reported on by Vermont’s WPTZ and WCAX. Scott has served as Vermont’s governor since 2017 and been a frequent critic of the P...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Gop, New Jersey, Nazi, New Mexico, Republican, Illinois, Donald Trump, Vermont, South Carolina, Trump, Boston Globe


House Oversight Panel Advances D.C. Statehood Bill

House Panel Advances D.C. Statehood Bill: Even as the measure has no chance of becoming law any time soon, a House Oversight Committee voted to advance a D.C. statehood bill was a symbolic victory for the effort to grant representation for the 700,000 residents of the district. It is expected to be brought up for a vote on the House floor later this year. Iowa GOP Seeks To Water Down Push For Felon Voting Rights: Taking a page out of Florida Republicans’ playbook, Iowa GOP lawmakers are looking ...
Tags: Florida, News, Senate, Virginia, Gop, House, Iowa, Kansas, Voting Rights, Rnc, Tierney Sneed, State, GAO, House Committee, Electoral College, House Oversight Committee


Trump Competes For Spotlight During Democratic Nominating Contests

Though he faces minimal opposition in GOP primaries, President Trump has been holding campaign events in states with early nominating contests. He's vying for attention with Democratic candidates.
Tags: News, Gop, Trump


The most radical 2020 candidate

For all the talk about Democrats trying to figure out whether to nominate a "radical" candidate or a "moderate" one, it's in fact the GOP that has already made its choice to veer so far from the center of American politics, writes Julian Zelizer.
Tags: Cnn, Gop


SE Cupp has words of caution for Dems

CNN's SE Cupp says assuming Sen. Bernie Sanders is not electable is the same mistake the GOP made with then-candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
Tags: News, Cnn, Gop, Stories, Donald Trump, Sen Bernie Sanders, Cupp


Don Winslow Nails Lindsey Graham’s Hypocrisy With ‘The Truth Is Coming’ Supercut

The bestselling author highlighted the GOP senator's radical shift in attitude towards Donald Trump with the montage.
Tags: News, Gop, Donald Trump, Don Winslow Nails Lindsey Graham


GOP appointed judge slams Trump's remarks: Banana republic

A federal judge, nominated by a Republican, likened President Trump's comments on Andrew McCabe's case to a "banana republic." CNN's Erin Burnett weighs in on this and Attorney General Bill Barr's latest moves.
Tags: News, Cnn, Gop, Stories, Trump, Erin Burnett, Andrew McCabe, Bill Barr


Democratic lawmaker accuses likely GOP challenger of hating Trump

Rep. Max Rose of New York, a Democratic congressman who represents a district President Donald Trump won in 2016, is accusing his likely GOP challenger Nicole Malliotakis of hating Trump, while his campaign questions her support for the President.
Tags: New York, Cnn, Gop, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Max Rose, Nicole Malliotakis


McConnell reiterates that Senate would confirm a Supreme Court nominee if there's a vacancy this year

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday again reiterated his position that the GOP-led Senate would confirm a nominee to any Supreme Court vacancy that occurred this election year, despite leaving a seat vacant in 2016 and preventing President Barack Obama's nominee from consideration.
Tags: Supreme Court, Senate, Barack Obama, Cnn, Gop, Mitch McConnell, McConnell


McConnell says Senate would confirm a Supreme Court nominee if there's a vacancy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday again reiterated his position that the GOP-led Senate would confirm a nominee to any Supreme Court vacancy that occurred this election year, despite leaving a seat vacant in 2016 and preventing President Barack Obama's nominee from consideration.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, Barack Obama, Gop, Stories, Mitch McConnell, McConnell


Alec Baldwin Warns GOP’s ‘Sniveling Fealty’ To Trump Is Straight Out Of Nazi Germany

People wondering how Hitler took control of Germany should simply watch the GOP-controlled Senate, the actor suggested.
Tags: News, Senate, Germany, Gop, Hitler, Alec Baldwin


More GOP who voted in primary feel more allegiance to Trump than to party

The Democrats may have been the main attraction on Primary Night in New Hampshire this week, but Republicans also voted in their primary, and CBS News polled them on Tuesday, too.
Tags: News, Cbs News, Gop, New Hampshire


CBS News poll: More New Hampshire GOP primary voters have greater loyalty to Trump than the Republican Party

CBS News conducted a poll of New Hampshire Republicans who voted in Tuesday's primary, and found that a majority feel a greater allegiance to President Trump than the Republican Party.The results, released Thursday night, show that 55 percent of primary voters chose Trump versus 39 percent who picked the Republican Party.When asked to share their feelings about the Trump administration, 65 percent said they are "enthusiastic," 24 percent are "satisfied," 6 percent are "dissatisfied," and 5 p...
Tags: News, Republicans, Cbs News, Massachusetts, Gop, New Hampshire, Republican Party, Trump, Mao, Bill Weld, Republican party When, Elizabeth Warren House


Barr says Trump DOJ tweets make it 'impossible to do my job'

• Kelly says witness heard 'illegal order,' report says • GOP senator: No indication President Trump has learned anything • Analysis: Trump's decision to expand his power stuns DC • Opinion: Dems, stop pretending we're in a dictatorship


The attorney general criticized the President for tweeting about Justice Department cases but insists it was right to disavow prosecutors

• Kelly says witness heard 'illegal order,' report says • GOP senator: No indication President Trump has learned anything • Analysis: Trump's decision to expand his power stuns DC • Opinion: Dems, stop pretending we're in a dictatorship
Tags: News, Gop, Stories, Justice Department, Trump, Kelly


Key GOP senators undecided on Trump Fed nominee after contentious hearing

Three Republican senators are undecided about whether to support Judy Shelton, President Donald Trump's latest nominee for a seat on the Federal Reserve board, after a contentious hearing in which lawmakers from both parties raised questions about her controversial policy stances.
Tags: News, Gop, Stories, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Trump Fed, Judy Shelton


Senate defies Trump in war powers vote

• Reporter: GOP and Dems send message to Trump • Opinion: US can't afford to have a whack-a-mole Iran strategy • In pictures: Iranian tensions rise after US strike • Watch: Avlon examines Trump's use of force
Tags: News, Senate, US, Iran, Gop, Stories, Trump, AVLON


The attorney general criticized the President for tweeting about Justice Department cases in an extraordinary defense of rank-and-file prosecutors

• Kelly says witness heard 'illegal order,' report says • GOP senator: No indication President Trump has learned anything • Analysis: Trump's decision to expand his power stuns DC • Opinion: Dems, stop pretending we're in a dictatorship
Tags: News, Gop, Stories, Justice Department, Trump, Kelly


CNN reporter: GOP and Democrats are sending a message to Trump

The Senate has passed the Iran War Powers resolution, a rare measure that has bipartisan support despite the fact that it is opposed by President Donald Trump and aimed at reining in his ability to use military action against Iran without congressional approval
Tags: News, Senate, Iran, Cnn, Gop, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump


Senate Approves Measure to Limit Trump’s Military Authority Against Iran

(WASHINGTON) — The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday limiting President Donald Trump’s authority to launch military operations against Iran. The measure, authored by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., says Trump must win approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. Eight Republicans joined with Democrats to pass the resolution by a 55-45 vote. Kaine and other supporters said the resolution was not about Trump or even the presidency, but instead was an impo...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, Uncategorized, Iran, Gop, United States, House, Pentagon, Tehran, Donald Trump, Trump


Cuomo calls out what Lindsey Graham wore on Fox News

CNN's Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo blast President Donald Trump's GOP allies for not criticizing the President for attacking the prosecutors that quit the Roger Stone case after top Justice Department officials undercut them and disavowed the government's recommended sentence against Stone.
Tags: News, Cnn, Gop, Stories, Fox News, Don Lemon, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Cuomo, Lindsey Graham, Roger Stone, Chris Cuomo


All The Ways Trump Is Dead Wrong About Juror Bias In Roger Stone Case

President Trump accused the jury foreperson in the trial of GOP provocateur Roger Stone of “bias” on Thursday, a claim that shows the President’s willingness to intervene in the judicial system on behalf of a political ally and friend. But the claim also lacks founding in reality, and ignores the numerous chances that Stone and his defense attorneys had to examine all potential jurors in the case. Besides attacking the independence of the judiciary and, in the words of one former DOJ official...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Gop, Iowa, University Of Virginia, Doj, Trump, Harvard Law School, Bennett, Roger Stone, Stone, Nancy Gertner, Robert Mueller, Mark W Bennett, Gertner


Kelly says witness heard 'illegal order,' report says

• GOP senator: No indication President Trump has learned anything • Analysis: Trump's decision to expand his power stuns DC • Opinion: Dems, stop pretending we're in a dictatorship
Tags: News, Gop, Stories, Trump, Kelly


Trump Escalates Crisis With Attack On Roger Stone Jury Foreman

President Trump adopted as his own attacks on the foreperson of the jury in the prosecution of GOP provocateur Roger Stone on Thursday, bringing his interference in the case of a former campaign adviser to a new level. Trump appears to have been triggered by attacks in the right-wing press that began to percolate Wednesday night, attempting to discredit Stone’s guilty verdict on charges of obstruction, witness tampering, and lying to Congress as the product of “bias” on the part of the jury f...
Tags: Facebook, News, Congress, Jury, Gop, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Democratic Party, Roger Stone, Donald J Trump, Stone, TPM, Wild West, Amy Berman Jackson, President Trump



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