Politics (page 4)

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    Some House Dems ignoring their leader’s impeachment stance

    Haris Alic of the Washington Free Beacon reports on rank-and-file U.S. House members’ ongoing interest in impeaching President Trump. Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and a group of her fellow House Democrats are ignoring the opposition of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) to move forward with impeaching President Donald Trump.
    Mitch Kokai, March 14, 2019
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    Pelosi bucks Senate proposal on Trump emergency declaration

    Saagar Enjeti of the Daily Caller reports U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s response to a Senate-led effort to address President Trump’s emergency declaration for the southern border. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ruled out an ongoing Senate Republican-led effort to avoid a showdown with President Donald Trump over his…
    Mitch Kokai, March 14, 2019
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    Taking Bernie seriously

    Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review Online argues that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has a legitimate chance to win the 2020 presidential election. Be under no illusions. The 77-year-old Senator from Vermont — the man who tried to bring Sandinista radio to Burlington, and the runner-up to Madame…
    Mitch Kokai, March 14, 2019
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    The GOP and women

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner highlights one member of Congress who wants the Republican Party to change its approach to women. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., is pushing fellow Republicans to admit they have a problem and thoroughly re-evaluate their approach to women voters, warning colleagues in Washington…
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2019
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    No poverty at the SPLC

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon highlights interesting data linked to a prominent left-wing group. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a far-left nonprofit known for its “hate group” designations, has surpassed a half billion dollars in total assets and now has $121 million parked offshore, according…
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2019
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    Former FEC commissioner says AOC could face legal jeopardy

    Andrew Kerr of the Daily Caller reports on one expert’s assessment of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s potential legal problems. A former member of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) called for an investigation Sunday into alleged campaign finance violations by Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her top…
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2019
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    Pelosi and colleagues target free speech

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online takes aim at the U.S. House speaker’s latest proposal to diminish free speech. The same Democrats outraged by Donald Trump’s alleged offenses against the First Amendment passed, as their first priority, a speech-restricting bill opposed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Trump…
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2019
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    Democrats and radicalism

    Jay Cost of National Review Online sees a rise in radicalism within our major left-of-center political party. [B]efore Democrats embrace socialism, they would do well to ponder just what a break from the party’s history the Sanders/Ocasio-Cortez faction is proposing. For roughly 70 years, the Democratic party has…
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2019