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Partisan polarization and America’s perpetually ballooning national debt

Last week, President Trump submitted his 2020 budget to Congress. It reflects familiar policy priorities. Recipients of food stamps, public housing, and Medicaid will have to show they are working or actively seeking work. (That standard already exists for federal welfare.)  Savings are asserted in Medicare and Social Security Disability programs from eliminating fraud and tougher negotiations on prescription drug prices. Money for EPA, climate change and renewable energy research, and the US di...
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This Week: Manafort Faces More Prison Time, Indictment In New York

If last week saw Paul Manafort get off easy in a Virginia courtroom, this week saw the former Trump campaign chairman’s legal problems multiply. DC District Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Manafort to another seven years in prison, though he’ll be allowed to serve his sentence for conspiracy-related charges concurrently with his Virginia sentence. In total, Manafort was ordered to spend some seven-and-a-half years behind bars. The tone of the two hearings couldn’t have been more different. Wh...
Tags: New York, News, Virginia, Fbi, House, House Of Representatives, Manhattan, Cy Vance, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, Ellis, Pelosi


Max Mara reissues Nancy Pelosi’s viral red coat

It was the little red coat that set the internet on fire last December when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sported a sharp shade of scarlet pulled from Max Mara’s fall 2012 archives. However, this wasn’t the first time Pelosi was caught red-handed in the candy apple coating known as the “Fire Coat.” Pelosi first...
Tags: Fashion, House, Nancy Pelosi, Max Mara, Pelosi


Agustin Huneeus Jr. — charged in the college admissions scandal — "has been a popular big money-political donor to California’s Congressional Democrats from the San Francisco Bay Area, and Napa Valley."

The California Globe reports:In 2016, his family hosted a Democratic mega-donor lunch and wine pairing at their Quintessa Winery for Rep. Nancy Pelosi, with Google’s executive chairman Schmidt as the luncheon speaker.... Huneeus has made seven contributions to House Speaker Nancy Pelois (D-San Francisco), totaling $18,300, and $10,000 to Pelosi’s political action committee, PAC to the Future....Agustin also made:six contributions to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-San Francisco), totaling $21,600.six lar...
Tags: Google, Law, California, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, House, PAC, Ethnicity, Nancy Pelosi, Globe, Campaign Finance, San Francisco Bay Area, Democratic, Democratic Party, Napa Valley


Bannon Gives ‘War Horse’ Pelosi A 10/10 Job Performance Rating

Nancy Pelosi has an unexpected fan. Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, graded the House speaker a 10 out of 10 on her job performance so far in a clip of the show “The Circus.” “She’s a war horse,” he said. “For what she’s trying to accomplish, I think Pelosi’s done a good job.” He applauded her recent impeachment comments as the perfect way to step back unless the political winds shift and the American public gets on board with ousting President Donald Trump from office. Watc...
Tags: News, White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Pelosi, Bannon, Steve Bannon, House Speaker, Kate Riga


A Bad Day for Beto

This was Beto O’Rourke’s big day. But I think it went pretty badly for him, though perhaps not in ways that will be immediately obvious. This may sound odd since he got some good press, got the ritual insult from the President and landed a number of endorsements right out of the gate. But it’s the endorsements themselves that suggest a problem. Right out of the gate O’Rourke won the endorsement Kathleen Rice, the Long Island Rep most recently notable for leading the Moultonite faction which tri...
Tags: News, Congress, House, Ted Cruz, Nancy Pelosi, Long Island, BETO, Sanders, Democratic, Josh Marshall, Democratic Party, Bernie, Rourke, Pelosi, Kathleen Rice, Sean Patrick Maloney


Pelosi Cheers Senate Joining House In Rejecting Trump’s ‘Unlawful Power Grab’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) cheered her Senate colleagues for joining the House in rejecting President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration Thursday afternoon. “The Congress has now voted on an overwhelming and bipartisan basis to reject President Trump’s effort to ignore the Constitution with his sham emergency declaration. President Trump’s emergency declaration is an unlawful power grab that does violence to the Constitution and fundamentally alters the separation of powers...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Livewire, Kate Riga, Border Wall Declaration, Pelosi Cheers Senate


Sasse Backs Trump’s Emergency Declaration Despite Executive-Overreach Concern

Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) on Thursday voted against a resolution condemning President Trump's national-emergency declaration despite his repeated insistence that the declaration usurped Congress's constitutional authority.In a statement explaining his decision to oppose the resolution, Sasse acknowledged that in its current form the National Emergencies Act of 1976 was "overly broad" and said that, while he would like to reform the law, Trump's emergency declaration does not viola...
Tags: Utah, Texas, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Ted Cruz, Nancy Pelosi, Mike Lee, Collins, Nea, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Rubio, Alexander, National Review


Emergency-Declaration Rebuke Splits Senate GOP

On Thursday afternoon, twelve Republican senators — nearly a fifth of the GOP caucus — joined Senate Democrats to pass a resolution terminating the national emergency declared by President Trump last month in an effort to unilaterally appropriate funds for construction of his long-promised border wall. The 59–41 vote was a rare bipartisan rebuke of Trump, who will now issue the first veto of his presidency in order to preserve the emergency declaration.The Senate GOP dissenters — Lamar Alexander...
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Vulnerable 2020 Senate Republicans Stick With Trump On Border Declaration

A dozen Senate Republicans voted to end President Trump’s emergency declaration on Thursday. But those with the most to lose from Trump’s unpopularity stood by their man. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was the only one of the Senate Republicans who face potentially tough 2020 reelection races broke with Trump on the vote. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Thom Tillis (R-NC), David Perdue (R-GA), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) all voted to protect his emergency declaration....
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Trump, Democratic, Donald J Trump, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Gardner, Cory Gardner, Tillis, Thom Tillis, Sen Susan Collins, John Cornyn, Martha McSally


Trump Says Theresa May ‘Didn’t Listen’ To His Brexit Negotiation Ideas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday sharply criticized Britain’s handling of negotiations over leaving the European Union, saying the talks have been bungled and that the wrenching debate was dividing the country. “I’m surprised at how badly it’s all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation,” he said. Trump, who holds himself up as a master deal-maker, said he gave Prime Minister Theresa May his ideas on how she could negotiate a successful deal for leaving the 28-member grou...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, Eu, European Union, Ap, Britain, Gop, Theresa May, Ronald Reagan, House, Northern Ireland, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi


Trump, Pelosi weigh in on Beto's bid

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he's "never seen" anything like Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke's "hand movements," while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi applauded his "vitality" and said "all our candidates are great." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Tags: News, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, BETO, Pelosi, Beto O Rourke


Nancy Pelosi’s Famous Red Power Coat Is Officially For Sale Again

Pelosi set Twitter aflame when she emerged from a tense White House meeting with Trump wearing the bold outerwear.
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Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

By ALAN FRAM, LISA MASCARO and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON — The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal. The Senate voted 59-41 to cancel Trump’s February proclamation of a border emergency, which he invoked to spend $3.6 billion more for border barriers than Co...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Maine, Tennessee, House, Mitt Romney, Associated Press


Beto Lands Quick Endorsements From Younger Lawmakers

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) quickly racked up endorsements from a number of younger lawmakers on Thursday — a group that hints at the generational and ideological divides that will likely fuel the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Within hours of announcing his presidential campaign, O’Rourke landed endorsements from Reps. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Veronica Escobar (D-TX). All three are on the younger side, and represent the coalition O’Rourke will need if he’s...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Joe Biden, House, Amy Klobuchar, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Biden, BETO, Rice, Democratic, Murphy, TX, Sen Bernie Sanders, Rourke


More Republicans Cross Furious Trump On Border Emergency Declaration

Two more Senate Republicans pledged Thursday morning to vote against President Trump’s emergency declaration, all but guaranteeing that the Senate will pass a resolution disapproving of Trump’s border wall money grab. Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) both issued statements on Thursday lambasting Trump’s border wall declaration and pledging to vote with Democrats on an effort to undo the measure. Alexander called Trump’s declaration “dangerous precedent.” “Never before has a ...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Alexander, Donald J Trump, Oval Office, Romney, Lamar Alexander, Border Wall, Republican Senators, Cameron Joseph


Trump Squeezes Skittish 2020 Senate Republicans On Emergency Declaration

Damned if you do, tweeted at if you don’t. President Trump’s continued pressure on Republicans to stand with him on his emergency declaration and rejection of a GOP compromise has put those facing reelection in an impossible position — forcing them to choose between crossing their grudge-holding party leader or risking blowback from voters in their home states. Trump has gone on the warpath against the Republicans who disagree with him on the emergency declaration, increasingly attacking them ...
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, Ireland, Arizona, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Susan Collins, Trump, Capitol, Donald J Trump, Cory Gardner, Mark Kelly, Joni Ernst, Tillis, Thom Tillis


Pelosi Explains Away Her Anti-Impeachment Comment: I Say That ‘Every Week’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday tried to reframe her recent assertion that impeaching President Donald Trump is “just not worth it” unless “there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan.” In a press conference, Pelosi said it was merely a flashier restatement of her long-held position. “I made the comment that I made because I make it every week,” she said, adding: “It didn’t seem to catch on until I had a gimmick: ‘He’s not worth it.’ Boom. It explodes.”...
Tags: News, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Pelosi, Robert Mueller, Impeachment, Matt Shuham


‘Fear And Respect’: How Pelosi Uses The Carrot And Stick To Control Her Freshmen

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has managed to keep her diverse class of freshmen Democrats in line by supporting them when they come under fire and sternly keeping them in line when they stray too far. According to a Thursday Politico report, she has kept many members happy by standing behind them when they come under intense media scrutiny and criticism both publicly and privately. Still the early days of the term, she has already come to the side of freshmen Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and R...
Tags: News, Politico, House, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, House Democrats, Gerry Connolly D Va, Thursday Politico, Rashida Tlaib, Kate Riga, Green New Deal, freshmen Democrats, Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez D NY Per Politico


Notable

Beto O’Rourke got an endorsement right out of the gate this morning from New York Rep. Kathleen Rice (D). I’m proud to endorse my friend @BetoORourke for President! He’s honest, authentic and has the courage of his convictions and a bold vision for our future. Most importantly, he'll build a movement that will rise above the toxic division in our politics and unite this country. — Kathleen Rice (@KathleenRice) March 14, 2019 But note that she was one of the sixteen or seventeen House...
Tags: New York, News, House, Nancy Pelosi, Josh Marshall, Pelosi, Kathleen Rice, Seth Moulton D MA, Beto O Rourke, Editor’s Blog


‘Party’s Over’: GOPers Seem Ready To Deal Trump Defeat On Nat’l Emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him. Republicans are predicting that Thursday’s showdown vote will result in Congress sending Trump a resolution blocking the border emergency he proclaimed last month to steer an extra $3.6 billion to building border barriers. Since the Democratic-contr...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Ap, Gop, Maine, Alaska, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, North Carolina, Donald Trump


‘Fear And Respect’: Pelosi Controls Freshmen By Having Their Backs, Setting Boundaries

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has managed to keep her diverse class of freshmen Democrats in line by supporting them when they come under fire and sternly keeping them in line when they stray too far. According to a Thursday Politico report, she has kept many members happy by standing behind them when they come under intense media scrutiny and criticism both publicly and privately. Still the early days of the term, she has already come to the side of freshmen Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and R...
Tags: News, Politico, House, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, House Democrats, Gerry Connolly D Va, Thursday Politico, Rashida Tlaib, Kate Riga, Green New Deal, freshmen Democrats, Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez D NY Per Politico


Nancy Pelosi Doesn't Want to Talk About Impeachment. The Democrats May Not Be Able to Resist It

Top Democrats don't want to say it, but the House will likely move to oust President Trump
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Pelosi's impeachment remarks were laughable

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laughable announcement this week that she lacked enthusiasm for impeaching President Donald Trump ignored three things: the wishes of several vocal members in her conference, the bloodthirstiness of her party's base and the credibility of Adam Schiff.
Tags: News, House, Stories, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Pelosi


Opinion: Nancy Pelosi's impeachment remarks were laughable

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laughable announcement this week that she lacked enthusiasm for impeaching President Donald Trump ignored three things: the wishes of several vocal members in her conference, the bloodthirstiness of her party's base and the credibility of Adam Schiff.
Tags: News, House, Stories, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump


Nancy Pelosi's impeachment remarks were laughable

Democrats went too far out on a limb with their collusion promises to score political points, have lost confidence that the Mueller report will back their wildest conspiracy fantasies, and are now forced to dial back one of their party's most animating issues, writes Scott Jennings.
Tags: Cnn, Nancy Pelosi, Mueller


Students around the world join climate strike on March 15

On Friday, March 15, tens of thousands of high school and middle school students in more than 70 countries plan to walk out of their classrooms and protest at town and city halls. Young people are uniting around the world in a coordinated demand for their leaders to take radical action to curb greenhouse gas emissions and slow down the impacts of climate change. How did the climate strikes start? The international youth climate strike movement began in August 2018 when 16-year-old environmen...
Tags: New York, Design, Australia, California, France, Senate, ExxonMobil, House, Nancy Pelosi, Young, George Monbiot, U K, The Nation, Diane Feinstein, Hirsi, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change


#ThemToo: Silence over sexual violence on the border is deafening

The media is very vocal about victims of sexual violence — but only when it suits their political agenda. They emphasize “#MeToo,” but they fail to stand up for “#ThemToo.” Since the emergence of the #MeToo movement, activists have eagerly rallied behind numerous women whose claims offered the potential to advance the anti-Trump agenda of the Democrat Party. When Professor Christine Blasey Ford accused now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a high school part...
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Conundrum of the Day.

So if Nancy Pelosi, as @CharlesPPierce so eloquently argues here, is violating the solemn oath she swore and is refusing to perform the duties required her of the US Constitution, shouldn't she be impeached? https://t.co/fCp5Bgx5di — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 12, 2019 Technical point: Removal would be by expulsion, not impeachment, and it would be done by a 2/3 vote of the House acting alone. Of course, it's not a serious proposal. It's not possible to remove members of Congress on ...
Tags: Law, Congress, US, House, Glenn Greenwald, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Pelosi, Greenwald, Ann Althouse, Impeachment, Democratic Party in Trumpland, Charles P. Pierce


No Crumbs For You

Art by A.F. Branco No Crumbs For You USA –-(Ammoland.com)- xxx According to the latest figures, The cost of not having a wall is much more expensive than building a wall when you figure in welfare, healthcare, and housing for illegals. Pelosi remains blind. Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining any one or all of these fine civil rights organizations: National Rifle Associat...
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