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Ronna Romney McDaniel (born January 19, 1973) is the current Chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) and former Chair of the Michigan Republican Party. McDaniel is the granddaughter of two-term Michigan Governor and Nixon administration Cabinet member George W. Romney and niece of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

Conservative News Today

Published  5 days ago

  Despite attempts to put her past behind her, Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s sketchy history of falsely identifying as an American Indian continues to haunt her. During the wanna-be president’s first campaign stop in Georgia on Saturday, an unidentified man interrupted her opening remarks to yell, “Why’d you lie on your college application?” Watch: […]

Conservative News Today

Published  6 days ago

  A former Obama era official has blasted the far-left Democrat Party and its media allies for denying the reality of the crisis occurring along the southern U.S. border. After President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday in order to acquire the funds needed go begin construction of a much-needed wall along the border, […]

Fox News

Published  1 week ago

Beto O’Rourke may have inadvertently got the ball rolling this week on an emerging litmus test for Democrats eyeing the White House in 2020 when he said he “absolutely” supports tearing down the existing barriers along the southern border with Mexico.

Since then, the other Democrats eyeing the 2020 Democratic nomination are facing calls to say whether they agree. And some are now expressing an openness to it, as they work to appeal to a liberal base that argues the wall is immoral.

“Curious to know if @KamalaHarris, @CoryBooker, @ewarren, @JulianCastro, @gillibrandny and @amyklobuchar agree with @BetoORourke that we should tear down the wall that already exists at the border?” tweeted Brad Parscale, Trump’s re-election campaign manager.

O’Rourke, the former Texas Democratic congressman and potential presidential candidate, called for the destruction of the El Paso wall after the White House said President Trump would declare a national state of emergency to fund the remainder of his border wall project.

During an interview in his hometown on Thursday, MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked O'Rourke: "If you could, would you take the wall down here -- knock it down?"

BETO SAYS HE 'ABSOLUTELY' SUPPORTS DESTROYING EXISTING WALLS ON SOUTHERN BORDER

"Yes, absolutely," answered O'Rourke, who is widely thought to be a potential candidate in 2020 but has not formally announced his intention to run. "I'd take the wall down."

And on Friday, at least one Democrat in the 2020 field signaled they are open to it.

GILLIBRAND ON CALL TO TEAR DOWN BORDER WALL: 'IF IT MAKES SENSE, I COULD SUPPORT IT'

"I could look at it and see which part he means and why and if it makes sense I could support it,” New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told Fox News in New Hampshire on Friday.

Meanwhile, Republicans expressed disbelief over O’Rourke’s comments, while signaling they believe they could use the issue to paint Democrats as extreme and pro-open borders.

“Correct me if I am wrong, but did Beto say he would tear down existing border fencing and walls?” tweeted Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who is up for re-election in 2020. Some Democrats have encouraged O’Rourke to challenge Cornyn if he doesn’t run for president.

“Give Beto O’Rourke points for honesty: he admits that he wants to tear down existing border walls & have totally open borders,” said Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton. “At least he’ll say what most Democrat politicians believe.”

RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel used O’Rourke’s comments to say it’s proof Democrats are “the party of open borders.”

While O’Rourke was the first likely 2020 presidential candidate to call for tearing down walls, other lesser-known Democrats in recent weeks have suggested they support the idea.

In an interview in January for example, Democratic Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar told CNN that "we know walls don't work, that they don't stop drugs, that they don't stop migration." Escobar also suggested she was open to destroying existing walls, remarking that they are "really ugly" and "monuments to division."

But not all Democrats have embraced the idea: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said during an interview on Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" last month that border walls "obviously" work in some areas, and he rejected suggestions that barriers should be removed where they already exist.

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 week ago

In a Friday press conference in the Rose Garden, President Trump declared his plans to sign a national emergency in order to build the wall along the southern border. During the presser, fake news reporter Jim

Washington Examiner

Published  1 week ago

The Republican National Committee smashed fundraising records last month as it began preparing for the 2020 election cycle when it plans to reelect President Trump, keep control of the Senate and win back the House speakership.

Insiders said that the RNC hauled in $15.7 million, a new high for a non-election year January. The party has been on a sustained fundraising tear under Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

In a sign of support many see for Trump and his policies, three times as much was contributed in January by small-dollar donors than large-dollar donors.

The fundraising record comes as Democrats and Trump are also recording big numbers.

Trump’s team even highlighted new 2020 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ claim that he raked in $6 million in just 24 hours. Said Trump in an email to donors, “I’m calling on you to CRUSH that number. Donate now.”

The RNC and Trump campaign have been raising money online together all year, and they have had four days where they’ve raised over $1 million.

“Hefty fundraising days are par for the course for us,” said an insider of the January numbers.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 week ago

In early February Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel filed a grievance against Elizabeth Warren with the State Bar of Texas.

In the letter, Chairwoman McDaniel requests disciplinary action be taken against Warren for lying and failing to correct a misrepresentation she made on her Texas Bar registration card where she identified as “American Indian.”

Elizabeth Warren is not a Native American, and therefore had no right to claim minority status.

On Tuesday the Washington Post released Elizabeth Warren’s registration card for the State Bar of Texas, revealing Warren identified as an “American Indian.”

Elizabeth Warren made up elaborate stories over the years to bolster her claims that she is Native American.

The Massachusetts Senator even claimed her parents had to elope because her father’s parents were racist and didn’t approve of their son’s Cherokee girlfriend — she shamelessly claimed her Pawpaw’s high cheekbones were proof she is of Native American descent.

In 1996 the Harvard Crimson identified Elizabeth Warren as a woman of color and Native American.

In 1998 Harvard bragged Elizabeth Warren, “who is Native American”, was their only minority tenured woman on staff.

Elizabeth Warren took what could have been given to a REAL Native American — she’s a white woman who stole from minorities and now she’s claiming she will fight for ‘people of color.’

If we had a real media, Elizabeth Warren would have resigned in disgrace years ago for her lies.

On Wednesday Elizabeth Warren had the nerve to show her face at Native American Conference.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is presented with a shawl of thanks from Native American women. (Huffington Post)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made a surprise appearance at a Native American conference on Tuesday.

Warren spoke at the National Indian Women’s “Supporting Each Other” lunch, where she introduced Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, the chairwoman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts. The event took place during an annual meeting of the National Conference of American Indians.

Warren received a standing ovation from tribal leaders and other Native attendees as she approached the stage. She called on Congress to take more action on Native issues, including “the alarming number of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls,” suicide rates among Native people, housing, health care and addiction.

But most of her remarks were spent praising Native women, saying she was there to lift up Native voices. She specifically mentioned Reps. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) ― the first two Native women elected to Congress ― and Andrews-Maltais, who was given an award.

Zero Hedge

Published  1 week ago

"I think she should either resign from congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee..."

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 week ago

According to a breaking NBC News report, the Senate Intelligence Committee announced they they found “no direct evidence” of a conspiracy between the President Trump and Russian officials to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. “After

Fox News

Published  1 week ago

In an unprecedented rebuke under the new Congress, House Democratic leaders on Monday roundly condemned Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for statements about supporters of Israel that were widely viewed as anti-Semitic and called on her to apologize. 

Daily Ohio

Published  1 week ago

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., defended his support of the controversial “Green New Deal” on Friday, by comparing the government-led push to overhaul the nation’s economy and energy sector to landing on the moon and defeating the Nazis in World War II.

“There’s a lot of people now going back on the Green New Deal, they’re like ‘oh it’s impractical, oh it’s too expensive, oh it’s all of this,'” he said at a stop in Mason City, Iowa. “If we used to govern our dreams that way, we would have never gone to the Moon. ‘God, that’s impractical. See that ball in the sky? That’s impractical.'”

“We are a nation that has done impossible things before and my parents taught me: ‘Reach for the moon, reach for the stars. Even if you come up short, at least you’re going to be hovering above the ground, you’ll be soaring young man. So we need to be bold again in America. We need to have dreams that other people say are impossible.”

Republicans immediately highlighted Booker’s remarks, with Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeting: “You can’t make this up.”

You can’t make this up.

Cory “Spartacus” Booker says adopting the socialist “Green New Deal” would be like defeating the Nazis and putting a man on the moon.pic.twitter.com/QwqegeusJH

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 8, 2019

Townhall

Published  2 weeks ago

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has filed a grievance against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) with the State Bar of Texas after Tuesday's revelation that Warren claimed to be American Indian on the registration card she filled out in 1986. The Washington Post obtained the document, which gave us the first instance of Warren claiming Native American heritage in handwriting.

"Attorney Warren should be disciplined for lying and failing to correct a misrepresentation," McDaniel writes to the State Bar.

The chairwoman goes on to cite language from the Texas Disciplinary Rules Of Professional Conduct, which clearly notes that an applicant to the bar shall not "knowingly make a false statement of material fact" or "fail to correct a misapprehension known by the person to have arisen in the matter, or knowingly fail to respond to a lawful demand for information from an admission, reinstatement, or disciplinary authority, except that this rule does not require disclosure of information otherwise protected." The RNC chair also quotes the bar's rules of admission, which demand applicants demonstrate “Good Moral Character and Fitness."

Warren, McDaniel writes, did not check any of those boxes.

"Attorney Warren is now apologizing for misrepresenting herself as an “American Indian” or Native American throughout her career," McDaniel wrote. "It has now been thirty-three (33) years since she made this representation to the Texas Bar and has never made an attempt to correct her registration card. Therefore it is clear that Attorney Warren lacked the “Good Moral Character” required for admission to the Texas Bar and should be disciplined for her three (3) decades of untruthfulness."

Before the State Bar of Texas discovery, we learned that Warren had used her supposed Native American ancestry to gain a position on Harvard University's staff. This past fall Warren tried to double down and prove her ancestry with DNA results. But after the Cherokee Nation shared its frustrations with her, she apologized for the stunt.

They now want her to issue another one.

Rebecca Nagle, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “needs to make a public apology” after falsely claiming to be Native American. pic.twitter.com/yICQ4zoFET

— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) February 6, 2019

This post has been updated.

The Washington Times

Published  2 weeks ago

The Republican National Committee asked the Texas state Bar to take disciplinary action against Sen. Elizabeth Warren after reports that she claimed Native American heritage on her law license.

Ms. Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, now says she is not Native American, but The Washington Post reported that when she applied for the bar in 1986 she listed herself as “American Indian.”

The RNC says that puts her in violation of the bar’s requirement to show good moral character.

“It has now been thirty-three (33) years since she made this representation to the Texas Bar and has never made an attempt to correct her registration card. Therefore it is clear that Attorney Warren lacked the ‘Good Moral Character’ required for admission to the Texas Bar and should be disciplined for her three (3) decades of untruthfulness,” RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel wrote.

Ms. Warren is listed as inactive in the Texas bar.

Her license, under bar card No. 20885410, was issued April 11, 1986.

She has no previous reported discipline.

Ms. Warren’s claims about her ancestry have landed her in the middle of political controversy.

Irked by President Trump’s jibes, she took a DNA test that revealed she could have native blood in her ancestry, but it dates back many generations.

She has since apologized to the Cherokee Nation for the DNA stunt.

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Dan Bongino

Published  2 weeks ago

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has filed a grievance against Sen. Elizabeth Warren with the State Bar of Texas after it was revealed the Senator once claimed to be American Indian on her registration card.

The Hill writes that McDaniel “called that a misrepresentation and wrote to the state bar’s chief disciplinary counsel to argue the senator had failed to correct her registration card from 1986, and therefore violated the state’s requirements that applicants have ‘good moral character and fitness.'”

McDaniel wrote to the Texas Bar, “Attorney Warren is now apologizing for misrepresenting herself as an ‘American Indian’ or Native American throughout her career.”

She continued, “It has now been thirty-three (33) years since she made this representation to the Texas Bar and has never made an attempt to correct her registration card. Therefore it is clear that Attorney Warren lacked the ‘Good Moral Character’ required for admission to the Texas Bar and should be disciplined for her three (3) decades of untruthfulness.”

The Washington Post revealed yesterday that Warren listed herself as “American Indian” on her Texas Bar registration card.

Warren apologized for lying about her heritage, telling the paper, “I can’t go back, but I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”

Warren took a DNA test in October which determined she was between 1/64 Native American and 1/1,024 Native American. At the time, Cherokee Nation said her test was “inappropriate and wrong” and “undermined” tribal interests.

Last week, it was revealed the Senator apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking the DNA test.

In a statement, Cherokee Nation said, “Senator Warren has reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe. We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests…”

MAGA Daily Report

Published  2 weeks ago

The fallout from the latest Elizabeth Warren debacle has been swift and fierce. Her presidential aspirations are over - believe me she will not survive this to run - leaving just one question, will she resign

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

On Wednesday Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel filed a grievance against Elizabeth Warren with the State Bar of Texas. In the letter, Chairwoman McDaniel requests disciplinary action be taken against Warren for lying and failing to correct a misrepresentation she made on her Texas Bar registration card where she identified as “American Indian.” Elizabeth […]

Breitbart

Published  3 weeks ago

Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for trekking out to Hollywood for the Grammys rather than staying in Washington to do her job as speaker of the House and negotiating an immigration deal that funds President Donald Trump’s planned wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

“Nancy Pelosi couldn’t care less about the security and humanitarian crisis at the border,” McDaniel said in a statement provided exclusively to Breitbart News. “One American life lost at the hands of the criminals and lethal drugs that have poured across our border is one too many. If she cared half as much about their lives as she does about celebrities in Beverly Hills, she’d do her job and negotiate a way to secure our border like she promised.”

Page Six of the New York Post reported that Pelosi is among the guests expected at the annual Clive Davis pre-Grammys gala at the Beverly Hilton.

“Away from Washington, DC, Rep. Nancy Pelosi will hobnob with music elite on Grammy weekend, we hear,” Page Six reported. “The House’s Democratic speaker is among guests expected at Clive Davis’ annual pre-awards gala. The mogul is getting offers as high as $100,000 per table to attend.”

The star-studded gala is expected to have an A-List guest-list, but Pelosi’s attendance there at the February 9 gala will come just a few days before the government funding deadline on February 15. The government just reopened last week, for only three weeks, after the longest shutdown in history, resulting from Democrats’ refusal to fund Trump’s border wall.

Republicans clearly see Pelosi’s decision to put ritzy entertainment world elites ahead of American citizens’ safety and security as a weak point politically for the House speaker, as evidenced by McDaniel’s decision to slam Pelosi in this Breitbart News exclusive. The use of the messaging about illegal alien crimes committed against American citizens and about the effect of drugs pouring across the border is particularly effective language in this fight.

Pelosi surged back into the speakership at the beginning of this year after an eight-year hiatus when Democrats retook control of the House majority in the 2018 midterms. She has been riding high since reclaiming the gavel, throwing political haymakers at Trump and even rescheduling the State of the Union address as part of her effort to box in the president politically.

STAR POLITICAL

Published  3 weeks ago

Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam suggested that infants can be killed after birth in an appearance on a popular local radio show in Virginia Wednesday morning. According to MRCTV, Speaking on WTOP’s “Ask The Governor” Wednesday, Northam defended

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

President Trump took a leadership role on Saturday to offer up an olive branch to Democrats in order to resolve the humanitarian crisis at the border, enhance border security and move toward ending the ongoing

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Trump allies are rubbing in the revelation from Robert Mueller that BuzzFeed's once-thought-to-be-explosive story is false.

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

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 Cambridge, Md.

NEW FOOTAGE SHOWS DEMS AT SWANKY 'COCKTAIL RECEPTION IN' PUERTO RICO AMID GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

Nearly $50,000 was spent on a Las Vegas Caesar’s Palace event, and $6,000 at the nearby Omnia Nightclub. Another $60,000 went toward food and lodging at the ARIA Resort & Casino and thousands more bought tickets for an event at the luxurious Bellagio hotel and tickets for a Michael Jackson One concert.

Other funds went to tours and restaurants, the federal records show, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

The caucus also gave contributions to the Latino Victory Fund, a progressive PAC that aims to increase Latino political power in all levels of government.

The Bold PAC has come under fire from conservatives for its recent trip to Puerto Rico during the ongoing partial government shutdown. Around 30 Democrats, their families, and more than 100 lobbyists met with Puerto Rican officials to discuss cleanup efforts from Hurricane Maria and attended a viewing of the hit Broadway play “Hamilton.”

LAURA INGRAHAM: PARTYING DEMS SHOW THAT LIBERAL ELITES ALWAYS STICK TOGETHER -- EVEN DURING A SHUTDOWN

"Democrats in Congress are so alarmed about federal workers not getting paid they're partying on the beach instead of negotiating a compromise to reopen the government and secure the border," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said of the trip.

In defense of the excursion, Cardenas said that planning began more than a year in advance and that the lawmakers attended primarily to work.

"We started planning this a year ago and just because there's a Trump shutdown, it doesn't mean that the world is going to stop," Cárdenas told the Hill. "We appreciate and respect every single worker who's being punished by Donald Trump. But at the same time there's over 3.2 million Puerto Rican American citizens on this island that deserve for us to continue to do our job."

Nevertheless, a chartered jet carrying politicians and their families to a sunny Caribbean island during the winter, and the circulation of a photo showing a shirtless U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., on the beach, created some awkward optics for the group.

“While [President Trump] is in DC working to resolve the government shutdown and secure our border, Democrats are hitting the beach and partying with lobbyists,” GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted.

That same chartered jet also brought 250 pounds of donated medical supplies to help the island recover from the September 2017 hurricane.

Sara A. Carter

Published  1 month ago

Beto O’Rourke questioned the U.S. Constitution asking "can it still be managed by the same principles there were set down 230-plus years ago?"

The DC Chronicle

Published  1 month ago

Now we know that nothing shocks us much anymore, and this shouldn’t come to any surprise. O’Rourke who lost a close race to Senator Ted Cruz in a campaign to try to flip Texas blue, is at it again with his liberal rhetoric. O’Rourke, still a Congressman in Texas’s 16th District is now challenging the […]

Washington Examiner

Published  1 month ago

Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel coupled praise of House Republicans for voting to remove Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, from his committee assignments Monday with a call for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take action against Democrats who have met with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

In a tweet, McDaniel said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., “made the right decision” to strip King of his committee assignments in response to allegations that he showed support for white supremacy.

“There’s no place for white supremacy in our country & it’s totally inconsistent with the Republican Party,” McDaniel tweeted. “I hope Nancy Pelosi also takes action against all the Democrats who continue to associate with prominent anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.”

King has been the subject of controversy after an interview with the New York Times, where King was quoted as saying: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive? ... Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?"

While critics contended that King was questioning when the terms had become offensive, King defended himself on Monday with a statement that said he was only referring to Western civilization and not “any previously stated evil ideology.”

“Clearly, I was only referencing Western Civilization classes. No one ever sat in a class listening to the merits of of white nationalism and white supremacy," King said.

A number of Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and current lawmakers, have faced controversy for their interactions with Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam group who has made controversial comments over the years. For instance, last year for a Saviours’ Day 2018 address, he said “the powerful Jews are my enemy” and “white folks are going down.”

SARAH PALIN

Published  1 month ago

It is being reported that another migrant caravan has formed just outside of Mexico City, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico that is between 1,500 and 1,800 members strong.

Customs and Border Protection Deputy commissioner Robert Perez shared that the CBP was aware of the development during an interview with Fox News journalist Sandra Smith. He went on to say the migrant caravans are a part of the ongoing “border security and humanitarian crisis… that we have along our Southern border.”

“The pull factors if you will, the legal loopholes in our immigration system that attract folks to come to our southern border—most of which will cross unlawfully—those are the things we need to address in our own legal, immigration construct here in the U.S.,” Perez said.

Smith also asked the CBP representative about a report that immigrants from seven different countries have been arrested over the last five days. These countries include Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, China, and India.

“It’s not uncommon [to find],” Perez answered, “what we call special interest aliens at times and or individuals who are foreign nationals, not from countries in the Western Hemisphere.”

The CBP Deputy Commissioner said his agency apprehends more than 2,000 immigrants on average every single day at the southern border and the local migrant countries of Central and South America coupled with other international countries pose a “unique security risk.”

He said lawmakers should work to mitigate the risk of these migrants amid the immigration crisis.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted about the new migrant caravan and said it was time for “Chuck and Nancy to work with Trump to secure our border.”

Here’s more on the caravan, ABC 13:

Hundreds of Hondurans trekked out of a violent northern city Tuesday, part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States or Mexico, following in the path of another group last year that U.S. President Donald Trump turned into a hot political issue during the U.S. midterm elections.

The first groups of migrants left San Pedro Sula’s bus station Monday night, with many women and children boarding buses bound for the Guatemalan border while others started walking and hitchhiking under a steady rain.

Others departed Tuesday morning trying to catch up. Some pushed toddlers in strollers or walked holding older children’s hands. More people continued to arrive at the bus station, making it likely the caravan’s numbers could grow.

Honduran media reported that the country’s authorities had reinforced the border with Guatemala to make sure everyone had proper documentation. Children must carry passports and written parental authorization to leave the country, and parents could face up to three years in prison if found to be taking a child without the right documents, Security Minister Julian Pacheco was quoted as saying.

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

gellerreport

Published  1 month ago

While President Trump waited at the White House to negotiate with the Dems - party of the rich and the entitled.

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

Republican leaders slammed Democrats on Sunday following reports that around 30 Democratic members of Congress traveled to Puerto Rico this weekend to meet with lobbyists and see a special performance of the hit Broadway show “Hamilton.”

While the Democrats also planned on attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC gathering in San Juan and met with Puerto Rican officials to discuss ongoing cleanup efforts from Hurricane Maria, Republicans were angered over images of their Democratic colleagues enjoying the island’s beaches as the partial government shutdown entered its third week.

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM ON WHETHER CONGRESS CAN END THE STALEMATE OVER THE PARTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

“Democrats in Congress are so alarmed about federal workers not getting paid they’re partying on the beach instead of negotiating a compromise to reopen the government and secure the border,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted Sunday morning.

GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel also lambasted the Democrats in Puerto Rico for “hitting the beach and partying with lobbyists” in a tweet on Sunday.

“While [President Trump] is in DC working to resolve the government shutdown and secure our border, Democrats are hitting the beach and partying with lobbyists,” McDaniel tweeted.

Around 109 lobbyists and corporate executives are named in a memo welcoming the guests to the seaside resort in Puerto Rico. Among those attending are members of some from prominent Washington firms as well as representatives from R.J. Reynolds, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon, PhRMA, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, and unions like the National Education Association.

“This year’s winter retreat promises to be our most widely attended yet with over 220 guests, including 39 Members of Congress and CHC BOLD PAC supporters expected to attend and participate!” a planning memo said.

A spokesman for the BOLD PAC -- part of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus -- would not tell the Examiner which members of Congress would be attending. But U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., was spotted on the beach Saturday, according to a FOX News producer.

TRUMP TELLS JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO THAT DEMS MUST 'COME TO THEIR SENSES' ON BORDER SECURITY

The Dems' visit comes amid the ongoing partial government shutdown that has left around 800,000 federal workers with no pay since it began Dec. 22, making it the longest government closure in U.S. history.

“I’m not even in government and I’d get killed in the press if I was on vacation right now,” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted. “Why won’t they cover their democrat buddies lobbyist sponsored vacation in the islands???”

President Trump has refused to sign spending bills for nine of the 15 Cabinet-level departments until Congress approves his request for $5.7 billion in funding to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Democrats have refused.

The president initially said he would be "proud" to own the partial shutdown, but he quickly shifted blame onto Democratic leaders and has flirted with taking some extraordinary measures to find money for the wall. Although most Republicans have stood by the president, others have expressed discomfort with the strategy.

Fox News’ Louis Casiano and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

SARAH PALIN

Published  1 month ago

President Trump skipped his Christmas celebrations last year, he forwent his New Years plans, and he is still refusing to leave the White House as the federal government shut down continues. Trump has mentioned he wants to

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

Despite their rhetoric to the contrary, Democrats aren't very motivated to roll up their sleeves and get about the business of reopening the government even as federal employees just went without their first paycheck. Chuck and

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Thursday came out against a proposal for President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. 

US Liberty Wire

Published  1 month ago

Kamala Harris went on the friendly confines of CNN to promote her book/her soon to be announced presidential run and she choked when confronted with her shady past.

She is running and her run will end in a spectacular failure when the skeletons in her past are exposed.

She is a #metoo leader and when the women find out what she did with Willy Brown back in Sacramento they will not be happy.

That old news will come out as soon as she announces, don’t worry, but it was another skeleton that Jake Tapper dragged out of her closet on live TV that is even more damaging to her future campaign and position as the leader of the #metoo movement.

Look, her closest aide was a scumbag to women and he got caught and while Kamala is trying to play dumb – there was a settlement of $400,00 paid out and as the head of the department, it begs belief that she didn’t know.

Enter Jake Tapper who actually did his job for a change and held her to account. Kamala tries to squirm and do the DC two-step but it is clear she is vulnerable on this issue and that no one believes her denials.

From The Daily Wire:

CNN’s Jake Tapper pressed Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday over a recent report that indicated she did not know about a harassment settlement involving one of her top advisors.

Harris, who responded by hinting that her office was too big to notice, did not apologize for her lack of leadership over what happened as she appeared to suggest that she was a victim of the whole ordeal, saying it was a “very painful experience” for her.

“You were a leader of the #MeToo movement, you were very vocal on the Senate Judiciary Committee during Kavanaugh,” Tapper said. “An unfortunate thing happened on your staff, which is one of your top aides had to resign a few weeks ago, Larry Wallace.”

“Right,” Harris nodded in agreement.

Tapper noted that Wallace helped Harris run the California Department of Justice when she was the Attorney General.

“As somebody who is a leader of the #MeToo movement, how did this happen and you didn’t know about it?” Tapper asked. “And what did you learn about it given that it kind of struck close to home?”

From Fox News: But some expressed skepticism that Harris had no idea of the harassment caused by Wallace. GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel wrote in a tweet that the senator was either “lying or grossly incompetent.”

“No one is buying Kamala Harris’s claim she didn’t know her top aide of 14 yrs was accused of sexual harassment, resulting in a $400K settlement,” she wrote.

According to the report, an intake form from the Equal Employment Rights and Resolution Office, which administers the issues concerning discrimination at the state DOJ, reveals that the department was alerted on Oct. 3, 2016 that Hartley will pursue legal action.

Hartley had also already requested the right to sue from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Bee reported. Her complaint, filed a month earlier, detailed the allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation – naming Wallace and “those who worked for him” as the culprit.

Breitbart

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Thursday came out against a proposal for President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

“I don’t want to see a declaration of national emergency, I think that’s an action that would be taken in the most extreme circumstances, and hopefully we don’t reach that,” Romney told MSNBC host Kasie Hunt on Thursday.

"I don't want to see a declaration of national emergency, I think that's an action that would be taken in the most extreme circumstances, and hopefully we don’t reach that," @MittRomney tells me, joining other Republicans discouraging POTUS from taking that route

Ahead of his visit to Texas Thursday, President Trump told reporters that he is seriously considering an emergency declaration if Democrats continue to block legislation allotting $5.7 billion for a southern border wall. “I have the absolute right to declare a national emergency. I haven’t done it yet,” the president said. “If this doesn’t work out, probably I will do it, I would almost say definitely.”

In a recent interview with KSL Newsradio’s Dave & Dujanovic show, Romney called on the White House and Democrat leadership to reach a bipartisan agreement on wall funding which to end the government shutdown, now it isn’t 21st day. “The right approach is for there to be some kind of deal that can be done where both sides get something that they feel is important,” said the freshman senator. “But I don’t see movement to suggest that’s about to happen.”

The Utah Republican expressed support for president’s position on building a wall, stating it “makes all the sense in the world.”

“[President Trump] has staked out his position and he wants to build a border barrier. That’s something I concur with, by the way,” he noted.

Romney also warned a national emergency declared by President Trump could set a president for future Democrat administrations to do the same for left-wing causes. “And I think we Republicans will be concerned that this kind of approach could be used by perhaps a Democrat president in the future, and that’s not something we want to see either,” he argued.

While he did not propose for the president trade DACA for border wall funding, Romney argued that the time had come to address the issue, which would grant legal status to children brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents.

“We’re not going to throw them out of the country, so there’s ground here to reach an outcome that’s good for both parties and that’s good for the country,” said Romney.

Romney quickly set himself apart from other Republicans in the new Congress with a blistering attack on President Trump’s leadership and character.

Romney put to rest expectations that he would take his time getting his footing in Washington. Instead, in a Washington Post opinion-editorial published two days before he was sworn into office, Romney said the president’s “conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions last month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”

In a Twitter response, President Trump said he hoped Romney wouldn’t follow in the footsteps of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) who often criticized the president and paid the price, opting to retire rather than risk defeat in a GOP primary in 2018.

“Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful,” the president tweeted. “I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!”

Romney’s remarks prompted swift backlash from allies of the president in the Republican Party — including his own niece, Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee.

McDaniel retweeted Trump’s remarks about Romney and added that the president is constantly “attacked and obstructed” by the media and Democrats.

“For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack” Trump @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive,” McDaniel tweeted.

Romney, who was soundly defeated by President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election, heavily criticized then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential race, describing him as a “con man,” and a “fake.” “Dishonesty is Donald Trump’s hallmark,” he said in the same speech. However, in a show of unity, president-elect Trump put aside Romney’s criticism, and interviewed him for the position of Secretary of State, a job which ultimately was given to former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson. During the 2018 midterm election, President Trump supported Romney, an endorsement Romney gladly accepted.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Breitbart

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Democrats insisted that networks give them equal airtime to respond to Trump’s first Oval Office address on border security, but it may have backfired.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) prompted mocking on social media after they delivered a wooden rebuttal while being squished together behind one podium.

Their rebuttal drew comparison after comparison to concerned parents scolding their child:

When mom and dad catch you taking their car out without asking pic.twitter.com/hJfoLgSDf3

They also drew numerous comparisons to the 1930 American Gothic painting:

Their choice of a backdrop — a hallway with red walls, also conjured up images of the horror movie The Shining.

apologies for commenting on style not substance but oh no why would you use the Shining shot for this rebuttal

— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) January 9, 2019

Hmmm… I didn’t know twins from The Shining was on immediately following ⁦@POTUS⁩ message to the nation abt border security. 🎥 🍿 #Scared 😳😳 pic.twitter.com/bkolStCWNX

— Deneen Borelli (@deneenborelli) January 9, 2019

One journalist asked why there were six flags behind Pelosi and Schumer. “One for each ring of hell,” another responded.

— Michael Weiss (@michaeldweiss) January 9, 2019

Their performance was deemed so ridiculous that the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Twitter account used a picture of them as their account banner.

Thanks for the new banner @SenSchumer and @SpeakerPelosi! And thanks for voting for wall funding for so many years! cc: @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/3Iw5Ynf6uS pic.twitter.com/ZLOjRRapVT

— NRCC (@NRCC) January 9, 2019

Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, released a statement comparing Trump’s address to theirs.

“Tonight, Americans saw their president fighting for a solution to fund our government while protecting American citizens, versus the approach of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer which is to resist, resist, resist at all costs,” she said.

Rantt

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Mainstream pundits and conservative talking heads express more outrage over Democrats using foul language than Trump’s cruel policies and corruption.

NBC News

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., repeatedly likened President Donald Trump to Hitler in a speech, citing what he said were similarities in their rise to power and calling the president an "authoritarian anti-immigrant racist strongman."

"(Hitler) rode a wave of nationalism and anti-Semitism to power. Replace anti-Semitism with 'all Latinos crossing our borders are rapists, drug dealers and murderers,' does that sound familiar?" Johnson said Tuesday during a keynote address at an event hosted by the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP.

Johnson invoked Trump's response to the deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, his Muslim ban, immigration policies and his open embrace of nationalism. He added that both Hitler and Trump were charismatic orators who played on the fears of the people to maintain power.

"Hitler was accepting of violence towards the achievement of political objectives; Trump encouraged violence against protesters at his rallies. And his messaging about Charlottesville that there was bad people on both sides sent a powerful message of approval to the far right racists in America," Johnson said.

"Americans, particularly black Americans, can’t afford to make that same mistake about the harm that could be done by a man named Hitler or a man named Trump," he said.

Johnson, who has been a frequent critic of Trump, made the remarks to a black congregation at Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta during the NAACP's celebration of the 156th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Johnson's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

He clarified his remarks to The Atlanta-Journal Constitution on Wednesday, saying: "I wanted to make the point that our democracy is under severe threat, that freedom is threatened, and that if we are not vigilant we can allow tyranny to set in. I made the point that this threat to democracy is a trend across the world, and we can’t let this happen in our country."

Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel criticized Johnson's remarks in a tweet on Thursday, calling them "disgusting."

Trump has repeatedly been accused of emboldening white nationalists and neo-Nazis, particularly after the deadly Charlottesville rally and after 11 worshipers were slaughtered at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October.

Trump, however, has defined his brand of nationalism as shorthand for American patriotism.

"It means I love the country, it means I'm fighting for the country," he told Fox News in October. "I'm proud of this country and I call that nationalism. I call it being a nationalist and I don't see any other connotation than that."

The White House did not have an immediate response.

Conservative Tribune

Published  1 month ago

Sen. David Perdue of Georgia didn't hold back.

Daily Wire

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The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new ad on Monday night highlighting how American families have been impacted by illegal aliens, which comes a day before President Donald Trump is set to address the nation about the ongoing crisis on the southern border.

The video was released as part of a new website launched by the RNC called Borderfacts.com, which was created to combat misinformation from the media and Democrat Party.

"President Trump is committed to fighting for American citizens and our national security," RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. "Meanwhile, Democrats are committed to fighting President Trump."

The video highlights multiple Americans who have been killed by illegal aliens, including the recent tragedy out of California where an illegal alien allegedly murdered Ronil Singh, a legal immigrant who was a police officer.

The website laid out five facts that will be part of the Republican Party's push to get Democrats to take action on border security:

Fact #1: In four Customs and Border Protection sectors where physical barriers have been expanded — El Paso, Yuma, Tucson, and San Diego — illegal traffic has dropped by at least 90%.

Fact #2: In fiscal year 2018, U.S. Border Patrol seized or helped seize 282,000 pounds of cocaine, 248,000 pounds of methamphetamine, 6,500 pounds of heroin, and 2,400 pounds of fentanyl.

Fact #3: In 2018, over 17,000 adults arrested at the border had prior criminal records. This included over 6,000 gang members, a major number of those members were from MS-13.

Fact #4: The Democrats would rather risk the safety of hard-working Americans than work with President Trump to secure our nation’s borders. But in 2013, all 54 Senate Democrats, including Chuck Schumer, voted to pass legislation that provided $46 billion to build a physical barrier on the border.

Fact #5: Nancy Pelosi and her hyper-liberal Congressional colleagues just passed a bill to give $54 BILLION to foreign governments, but Democrats won’t allow just $5 billion to secure our borders and protect American citizens.

The site also highlighted previous statements made by Democrat leaders going all the way back to the Clinton administration.

"When we use phrases like 'undocumented workers,' we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combating illegal immigration, which the American people overwhelmingly oppose," Senator Chuck Schumer said in 2009. "If you don't think it's illegal, you are not going to say it. I think it is illegal and wrong, and we have to change it."

Other quotes from Democrat leaders include:

President Barack Obama: "Real reform means strong border security, and we can build on the progress my administration has already made — putting more boots on the Southern border than at any time in our history and reducing illegal crossings to their lowest levels in 40 years.”

Secretary Hillary Clinton: "I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in. And I do think that you have to control your borders."

President Bill Clinton: "It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it."

Rantt

Published  1 month ago

Mainstream pundits and conservative talking heads express more outrage over Democrats using foul language than Trump’s cruel policies and corruption.

The Weekly List

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This week, for the first time since he took office, Trump faced a check on his power as the 116th Congress was sworn in. As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took back the gavel, she made clear she will take Trump on, telling the Times she considers herself Trump’s equal, and the “TODAY” show that Tr

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

Mitt Romney’s recent Anti-Trump op-ed has sparked conversation as to whether or not the failed 2012 candidate will try to run for President again in 2020.

However, his prospects aren’t looking so good.

Not only did he receive major backlash from a majority of the conservative voter base over his anti-Trump remarks, but he’s also facing pushback from GOP Congressmen like Rand Paul.

Paul told Breitbart News that there is absolutely “no appetite” for a Mitt Romney ticket in 2020.

VOTE NOW: Should Trump seize El Chapo’s $14.8 billion to help fund the border wall?

“I think when you look back at presidential electoral politics, what was extraordinary about Trump’s run was that he won Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and no Republican has done that, and that includes Mitt Romney,” Paul said during the Breitbart interview.

“I think Trump’s victory was an extraordinary one,” he continued.

“And he did it by being, frankly, different, not being a run-of-the-mill establishment Republican. I don’t think there’s an appetite for a Romney run in the Republican party, nor do I think Mitt Romney-style big government establishment Republicanism is frankly popular enough to win in a general election,” Paul added.

Paul continued by saying that Romney’s blatant attack on Trump is “bad for the Republican party” and will make it difficult to get things done in the Senate.

He finished by saying that Romney’s remarks “do not represent Utah very well.”

Even Romney’s own niece, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, blasted him by mockingly referring to Mitt as a “freshman senator” in a retweet of Trump’s own rebuttal that called into question Romney’s desire to be a “team player.”

POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive. https://t.co/ArhI7Bi7bo

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) January 2, 2019

“POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7,” McDaniel wrote on Twitter. “For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realDonaldTrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive.”

As you can imagine, the President also had a few words for Mr. Romney:

Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2019

“Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!” Trump wrote.

What is your reaction to Mitt Romney’s defiance? Comment below…

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion

Published  1 month ago

Romney, the putative Boy Scout, was turned into a monster by Democrats and the media. And he blames Donald Trump for our divisive politics?

dailycaller

Published  1 month ago

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs called Utah’s GOP Senator-elect Mitt Romney a “treacherous fool” on Wednesday, then expressed disbelief that “the people of Utah elected this creep.”

Reacting with Republican consultant Ed Rollins to Romney’s anti-Trump editorial published Tuesday evening, Dobbs outlined his reasons why Romney is already becoming “the smallest man in the Senate.”

“Mitt Romney is lower than a snake’s belly,” said Dobbs after introducing Rollins, who noted that Romney has become the “leader of the opposition in the Republican Party.”

“I mean, he’s reprehensible,” said Dobbs. “I can’t believe the people of Utah elected this creep.”

“Wait a minute,” said Dobbs after Rollins recalled that Trump had endorsed Romney. “You mean the people of Utah didn’t know that he was anti-Trump? He didn’t run against Trump? He ran with Trump. Is that right? So he’s lied to the people of Utah.” (RELATED: Jerry Falwell Jr: It’s ‘Immoral’ For Evangelicals To Not Support President Trump)

Rollins noted that Romney did something similar to Ronald Reagan in 1994. “He said, ‘I’m not a Reagan Republican,’ and the bottom line is: the party today is Donald Trump’s party. It’s not Romney’s party.”

“He’s a fool, and he is also absolutely a treacherous fool,” said Dobbs. “He’s an embarrassment to the state of Utah. That’s the way it’s going to be because he’s obviously committed to his role as the smallest man in the Senate. It’s disgusting.”

Romney has been roundly criticized for his position, most notably by his niece, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

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dailycaller

Published  1 month ago

Republican Sen. Rand Paul criticized Republican Sen.-elect Mitt Romney on Wednesday for writing an anti-Trump op-ed in the Washington Post.

In a press call, Paul suggested that the 2012 GOP presidential candidate may be experiencing “sour grapes” against Trump because Romney was not able to achieve the presidency after multiple attempts.

“It may be sour grapes not having won the presidency himself,” Paul told the Daily Caller on the press call when asked about Romney lashing out at Trump after accepting multiple endorsements from Trump in his political career.

Romney lost in a lopsided race in 2012 to President Obama.

Paul continued, saying he also believes “it’s virtue signaling. ‘Look at me, how virtuous I am.'”

Paul went on to say that the op-ed, “does not serve a useful purpose,” adding, “It’s Not useful. Not good for the country. Not good for the Republican party. I hope this will be a one-off.”

When asked if Romney had intentions to run in 2020, Paul remarked that Trump’s election victory was “extraordinary” and that a “run-of-the-mill establishment Republican” could never have won in 2016. Paul himself ran in 2016 and sparred often with then-candidate Trump.

“I don’t think there is an appetite for a Romney run inside the Republican Party, nor do I think that the Romney-type establishment, big-government Republican is frankly popular enough to win a general election,” Paul said bluntly.

Paul concluded by saying that Romney had ruffled feathers in the GOP Senate caucus and was “getting things off on a wrong foot” by writing the op-ed critical of the party’s leader.

“To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation. A president should unite us and inspire us to follow ‘our better angels,'” Romney wrote in the piece published Tuesday, adding, “and it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.” (RELATED: Mitt Romney Writes Anti-Trump Op-Ed, Questions Trump’s Character)

Paul came out swinging against Romney earlier in the day, comparing him to Republicans who attacked Reagan when it was popular.

“Like other Big Government Republicans who never liked Reagan, Mitt Romney wants to signal how virtuous he is in comparison to the President,” Paul tweeted, “Well, I’m most concerned and pleased with the actual conservative reform agenda @realDonaldTrump has achieved.”

Like other Big Government Republicans who never liked Reagan, Mitt Romney wants to signal how virtuous he is in comparison to the President. Well, I’m most concerned and pleased with the actual conservative reform agenda @realDonaldTrump has achieved.

https://t.co/vNvp2ZwyK7

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 2, 2019

Romney’s op-ed also drew the ire of Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who is Mitt Romney’s niece. McDaniel tweeted, “POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive.”

POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive. https://t.co/ArhI7Bi7bo

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) January 2, 2019

Trump endorsed Romney for his Senate race and his presidential run in 2012. Romney sought a cabinet position in the early Trump administration but was not selected for the position.

Conservative Review

Published  1 month ago

Says Trump critics should stick to policy, not attack the president personally.

dailycaller

Published  1 month ago

Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tore into Republican Utah Sen.-elect Mitt Romney on Wednesday for the 2012 presidential candidate’s Washington Post op-ed attacking President Donald Trump.

Romney, who will be sworn in as Utah’s junior senator Thursday, attacked Trump’s temperament and character in an opinion piece for The Washington Post published Tuesday. (RELATED: Mitt Romney Writes Anti-Trump Op-Ed, Questions Trump’s Character)

“To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation,” Romney wrote. “With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.”

McDaniel, seemingly unfettered by the fact that Romney is her uncle, called him out on Twitter for being “disappointing and unproductive.”

“POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7,” McDaniel wrote. “For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive.”

POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive. https://t.co/ArhI7Bi7bo

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) January 2, 2019

Trump also responded to Romney’s article, urging the incoming senator to be a “team player.”

“Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not,” Trump asserted. “Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!”

Trump endorsed Romney for his Senate race last February, suggesting that perhaps the pair were mending their fraught relationship. At the time, Romney thanked the president for his support.

Washington Examiner

Published  1 month ago

Andrew Harnik/AP

Washington is already taking sides in the battle between President Trump and incoming Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, with Trump ally Sen. Rand Paul slamming the 2012 GOP presidential nominee.

Paul tweeted that Romney is a “Big Government Republican” and faux conservative.

In reacting to Romney’s attack in the Washington Post on Trump, Paul also made clear that he does not think Romney, who is still to be sworn in as a new senator, has any affinity for former President Reagan.

Paul tweeted this morning, “Like other Big Government Republicans who never liked Reagan, Mitt Romney wants to signal how virtuous he is in comparison to the President. Well, I’m most concerned and pleased with the actual conservative reform agenda @realDonaldTrump has achieved.”

He joined others, including Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel and Trump, in hitting Romney.

WayneDupree.com

Published  1 month ago

I am 100% supporting of GOP Chairman Ronna McDaniel after this!

This is so refreshing to see and should show you that Ronna McDaniel should be trusted beyond measure.

McDaniel is Mitt Romney’s niece. For her to call out her uncle for his stinging rebuke op-ed of President Trump as an incoming GOP Senator from Utah is disgusting. McDaniel tweeted out the following:

“POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive.”

POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive. https://t.co/ArhI7Bi7bo

The best thing we can hope for is individuals who want to help the President succeed is to talk to him when he is not on point and you can do that behind closed doors. What Romney did in the Washington Post of all places is join the attack on POTUS.

Trending: GOP Chairman Calls Out Incoming Senator Mitt Romney Over Attack On POTUS!!

Ronna showed me sharing the Romney family name doesn’t mean she can’t call out her uncle for trying to cause problems for a President she’s trying to help fix the country, and for that, I salute her.

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TheHill

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Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, the niece of Mitt Romney, blasted the incoming GOP Senator on Wednesday, saying that the op-ed he wrote criticizing President Trump was "disappointing and unproductive."

"POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7," McDaniel wrote. "For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive."

The statement came just a day after Romney declared that Trump had "not risen to the mantle" of the presidency in an op-ed for The Washington Post.

"With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring," Romney wrote.

"On balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office."

Romney later argued that in order "to reassume our leadership in world politics, we must repair failings in our politics at home.

"That project begins, of course, with the highest office once again acting to inspire and unite us," he said.

Trump responded to Romney's criticism on Wednesday, arguing that the one-time presidential candidate should be a "team player" for Republicans.

"Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake?" Trump tweeted, referring to outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). "I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!"

Romney was elected to succeed Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) last November. He is set to be sworn in as Utah's junior senator on Thursday.

Dan Bongino

Published  1 month ago

RNC Chairwoman and niece of failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Ronna McDaniel, didn’t mince words when responding to her uncle’s anti-Trump op-ed.

Shortly after President Trump responded to the op-ed, McDaniel tweeted, “POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive.”

POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive. https://t.co/ArhI7Bi7bo

Romney’s op-ed, which was published in the Washington Post yesterday, called into question President Trump’s character and said the commander-in-chief “has not risen to the mantle of the office.”

President Trump responded to Romney’s comments this morning, tweeting that the Senator-elect should be a “team player.”

“Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!”

dailycaller

Published  1 month ago

'Well, how does it work to the advantage of the people of Utah?'

GOP

Published  1 month ago

WASHINGTON — Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel issued the following statement on President Trump's address:

"Tonight, Americans saw their president fighting for a solution to fund our government while protecting American citizens, versus the approach of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer which is to resist, resist, resist at all costs," said Chairwoman McDaniel. "It wasn’t always this way. President Trump is simply asking Democrats to support border security policies they all supported just a few short years ago. It’s time for Democrats to put down their swords and work with President Trump."

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U.S.

Published  1 month ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday cautioned fellow Republican Mitt Romney to be a “team player” after the former presidential candidate and incoming U.S. senator sharply criticized the president’s actions and questioned his character.

In a Washington Post essay published late on Tuesday, Romney suggested the U.S. leader had “caused dismay around the world” and said his presidency had “made a deep descent in December.”

“On balance, his conduct over the past two years ... is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office,” said Romney, who starts his new role representing Utah on Thursday.

“The appointment of senior persons of lesser experience, the abandonment of allies who fight beside us, and the president’s thoughtless claim that America has long been a ‘sucker’ in world affairs all defined his presidency down,” he wrote.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment, but Trump fired back in a tweet on Wednesday taking aim at Romney’s failed 2012 White House bid.

“Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!” Trump wrote on Twitter, appearing to reference outgoing U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, one of the few Republican lawmakers who publicly spoke out against Trump, at the cost of drawing the president’s wrath.

It is unclear whether any other Republican lawmakers will feel emboldened to criticize Trump ahead of his presumed 2020 re-election bid or whether Trump will face any serious challengers for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.

Romney’s move to stake out a more independent position highlights divisions within the party, since Trump, a real estate developer and television reality star who had never held public office before winning the 2016 election, upended many conservatives’ long-held positions on foreign policy and deficits, among others.

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel also criticized Romney on Twitter, calling his essay an “attack” on Trump that was “disappointing and unproductive.” McDaniel is Romney’s niece.

Representatives for Romney could not be immediately reached for comment on the tweets by Trump or McDaniel.

Romney and Trump traded barbs during the 2016 presidential campaign, with Romney calling Trump a “fraud” and Trump slamming Romney’s 2012 loss to Democrat Barack Obama.

FILE PHOTO: Mitt Romney arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

The two later appeared to bury their bitterness, with Trump briefly considering Romney for secretary of state after he won the White House and endorsing Romney’s 2018 run for the Senate.

In his essay on Tuesday, Romney vowed to speak his mind in Washington, which now includes a divided Congress as Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives following their November election gains.

“I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions,” he wrote.

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich gave Senator-elect Mitt Romney (R-UT) a virtual pat on the back Tuesday, endorsing Romney’s Washington Post op-ed bashing President Donald Trump’s character.

“Welcome to the fray,” wrote Kasich, linking to the op-ed published Tuesday.

The outgoing Ohio governor has built a reputation as one of Trump’s most vocal critics, accusing the president of causing political divisions in the U.S. and criticizing Trump over his efforts to combat illegal immigration.

Kasich has mentioned in the past that he is “very seriously” considering a run for president in 2020, although he has not specified whether he would run as an independent or attempt to challenge Trump for the Republican nomination.

Romney, who has also openly criticized Trump since the 2016 presidential election, wrote in the New Year’s Day op-ed that Trump “has not risen to the mantle of the office.”

The two-time former presidential candidate acknowledged that Trump’s policies were in line with mainstream Republicans, but criticized Trump’s character and accused him of dividing the American people.

“With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring,” the incoming Utah senator wrote.

Although many Trump critics from within the Republican Party endorsed Romney’s sentiments, some Republicans defended Trump.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) criticized Romney for being a virtue-signaling “Big Government Republican who never liked Reagan,” while defending Trump for enacting an “actual conservative reform agenda.”

Even Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel, who is Romney’s niece, called Romney’s op-ed “disappointing and unproductive.”

Trump responded to the op-ed Tuesday, saying he wished Romney would “be more of a team player” after he endorsed Romney in his Utah Senate race in the 2018 midterm elections.

“I wish Mitt could be more of a team player,” Trump said. “I endorsed him, and he thanked me profusely.”

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

Mitt Romney just couldn't help himself and a mere two days before assuming his new job in the U.S. Senate, he took to the pages of the virulently anti-Trump Washington Post to attack the president,

The Last Refuge

Published  1 month ago

Don’t get so caught up in a furor over Senator-elect Mitt Romney writing a political hit piece against the President of the United States that we forget to look at the big picture. Senator-el…

dailycaller

Published  1 month ago

Republican Sen. Rand Paul attacked Republican Sen.-elect Mitt Romney on Wednesday for virtue signaling. Paul was responding to the 2012 GOP presidential candidate’s Washington Post op-ed, in which Romney attacked President Donald Trump just days before being sworn in as Utah’s junior senator.

“To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation. A president should unite us and inspire us to follow ‘our better angels,'” Romney wrote in the piece published Tuesday, adding, “And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.” (RELATED: Mitt Romney Writes Anti-Trump Op-Ed, Questions Trump’s Character)

In response to the criticism, Paul came out swinging against Romney, comparing him to Republicans who attacked Reagan when it was popular. “Like other Big Government Republicans who never liked Reagan, Mitt Romney wants to signal how virtuous he is in comparison to the President,” Paul tweeted, “Well, I’m most concerned and pleased with the actual conservative reform agenda @realDonaldTrump has achieved.”

Like other Big Government Republicans who never liked Reagan, Mitt Romney wants to signal how virtuous he is in comparison to the President. Well, I’m most concerned and pleased with the actual conservative reform agenda @realDonaldTrump has achieved.

https://t.co/vNvp2ZwyK7

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 2, 2019

Romney’s op-ed drew the ire of Republicans across the board. Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who is Mitt Romney’s niece, called the op-ed “disappointing and unproductive” on Twitter.

McDaniel tweeted, “POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive.”

POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive. https://t.co/ArhI7Bi7bo

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) January 2, 2019

Trump endorsed Romney for his Senate race and his presidential run in 2012. Romney sought a cabinet position in the early Trump administration. In response to the critical article, Trump tweeted, “Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!”

One America News Network

Published  1 month ago

OAN Newsroom

The Republican National Committee blasts Mitt Romney for his criticism of Pres. Trump.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel – who is Romney’s niece – took to Twitter Wednesday saying it’s disappointing and unproductive to see an incoming senator attack the president as their first act. She added the president is attacked and obstructed by Democrats and the mainstream media 24/7 and Romney is feeding into what they want.

POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive. https://t.co/ArhI7Bi7bo

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) January 2, 2019

McDaniel has been a strong supporter of Pres. Trump since his bid for the presidency. Pres. Trump has asked her to serve another term as RNC Chair through his 2020 re-election campaign.

Romney criticized the president’s leadership in a New Year’s Day op-ed in the Washington Post, saying Pres. Trump has not risen to the mantle of the office, but praised the president’s actions on regulatory cuts and cracking down on China’s unfair trade practices.

POLITICUSUSA

Published  2 months ago

It just became official: the Republican Party is now the party of Donald Trump, which will probably result in disaster for them in the 2020 elections. POLITICO is reporting that the GOP has basically re-branded itself

POLITICO

Published  2 months ago

Unique structure of the president’s reelection campaign is an expression of his iron grip on the party.

MAGA Conservative

Published  2 months ago

Kamala Harris’ past just caught up to her. The left does not forgive such transgressions easily these days consumed by the metoo hysteria.

Al Franken got taken down as well as many leading lights and donors of the Democratic party.

Bill and Hillary have all but been ostracized as Bill is finally being exposed as the pariah that he always was.

But it was Kamala Harris’ performance during the Brett Kavanaugh inquisition that turned most heads and will make it impossible for her to rectify that showboating with her new reality. She complicit and covered up for a monster.

She tried to deny that she knew anything about her top aide for 14 years being accused of sexual harassment, which was always hard to believe, but now this report eliminates that possibility.

She can try but this will probably sink her chances to take on Trump in 2020. From Fox News:

Sen. Kamala Harris insisted earlier this month that she was “unaware” of the harassment allegations against her top aide during her time as California’s Attorney General, but the agency that she oversaw: California’s Department of Justice was informed about the complaint three months before she exited in early 2017, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Larry Wallace, the longtime aide who went to Washington with Harris, resigned earlier this month after the newspaper asked about the 2017 settlement with Danielle Hartley, a woman who made the accusations. Harris’ senate office said the senator had no knowledge of the alleged harassment.

But some expressed skepticism that Harris had no idea of the harassment caused by Wallace. GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel wrote in a tweet that the senator was either “lying or grossly incompetent.”

“No one is buying Kamala Harris’s claim she didn’t know her top aide of 14 yrs was accused of sexual harassment, resulting in a $400K settlement,” she wrote.

According to the report, an intake form from the Equal Employment Rights and Resolution Office, which administers the issues concerning discrimination at the state DOJ, reveals that the department was alerted on Oct. 3, 2016 that Hartley will pursue legal action.

Hartley had also already requested the right to sue from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Bee reported. Her complaint, filed a month earlier, detailed the allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation – naming Wallace and “those who worked for him” as the culprit.

Fox News

Published  2 months ago

Sen. Kamala Harris insisted earlier this month that she was “unaware” of the harassment allegations against her top aide during her time as California’s Attorney General, but the agency that she oversaw: California's Department of Justice was informed about the complaint three months before she exited in early 2017, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Larry Wallace, the longtime aide who went to Washington with Harris, resigned earlier this month after the newspaper asked about the 2017 settlement with Danielle Hartley, a woman who made the accusations. Harris’ senate office said the senator had no knowledge of the alleged harassment.

"We were unaware of this issue and take accusations of harassment extremely seriously. This evening, Mr. Wallace offered his resignation to the senator, and she accepted it."

— Sen. Kamala Harris spokeswoman Lily Adams

“We were unaware of this issue and take accusations of harassment extremely seriously,” Harris spokeswoman Lily Adams said. “This evening, Mr. Wallace offered his resignation to the senator, and she accepted it.”

KAMALA HARRIS AIDE RESIGNS OVER $400G HARASSMENT SETTLEMENT

On Friday, Harris – who’s mulling her 2020 presidential run – told the newspaper that she took “full responsibility for what happened in my office.”

She went on to reiterate that she wasn’t aware of the allegations against Wallace and said she was “frustrated” by the “breakdown” in the system.

“That’s what makes me upset about this. There’s no question I should have been informed about this. There’s no question. And there were ample opportunities when I could have been informed,” she added.

"That’s what makes me upset about this. There’s no question I should have been informed about this. There’s no question. And there were ample opportunities when I could have been informed."

— Sen. Kamala Harris

But some expressed skepticism that Harris had no idea of the harassment caused by Wallace. GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel wrote in a tweet that the senator was either “lying or grossly incompetent.”

“No one is buying Kamala Harris’s claim she didn’t know her top aide of 14 yrs was accused of sexual harassment, resulting in a $400K settlement,” she wrote.

According to the report, an intake form from the Equal Employment Rights and Resolution Office, which administers the issues concerning discrimination at the state DOJ, reveals that the department was alerted on Oct. 3, 2016 that Hartley will pursue legal action.

Hartley had also already requested the right to sue from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Bee reported. Her complaint, filed a month earlier, detailed the allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation – naming Wallace and “those who worked for him” as the culprit.

The lawsuit filed by the woman alleged that Wallace demeaned her based on her gender while she worked for him as his assistant.

She said Wallace placed his computer printer under his desk and often asked her to crawl under and refill it with paper as he sat and watched, sometimes with other men in the room. Wallace refused to move the printer to another location when Hartley asked him to do so, according to the suit.

The lawsuit also claims Wallace instructed Hartley to run his personal errands such as booking flights for his children and washing and performing maintenance on his car. When she would return from the assigned tasks, the lawsuit states, “co-workers would make hostile comments to her including, ‘Are you walking the walk of shame?’”

Hartley claims she tried to solve the matter internally, reporting the harassment allegations in 2011, but this only prompted retaliations against her. She was involuntarily transferred to another office at the state Department of Justice at the end of 2014, the suit said.

The lawsuit was settled for $400,000 in May 2017, just two months after Wallace went to work for Harris as her senior adviser.

Rantt

Published  2 months ago

A historic week of progress under a historically regressive president.

Conservative Tribune

Published  2 months ago

Democrats claim a border wall won't reduce illegal immigration, but GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel shared statistics that show the exact opposite.

Fox News

Published  2 months ago

Beneath the roar of the crowd, a sophisticated operation by the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee has been quietly building a voter database at MAGA rallies yet unseen on the political stage.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 months ago

Guest post by Joe Hoft President Trump the business man was elected to the Presidency, in part, because he knew how to run a billion dollar company.  This has worked well for Americans as the economy is arguably the best it has ever been. Now Democrats, the Fed and the Deep State Mueller gang, the […]

Fox News

Published  2 months ago

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, on Friday backed President Trump’s stance on the partial government shutdown, backing his call for a wall on the southern border and saying he doesn’t understand Democrats’ positioning on the issue.

"You (Pelosi) and your fellow Democrats have voted for over 600 miles of border fence in the past, why won't you vote for another few miles now?" said Romney, speaking in Ogden, Utah after visiting with officials about the shutdown's impact on the community. "I don't understand their position, I really don't."

RONNA MCDANIEL URGES UNCLE MITT ROMNEY TO FOCUS ON FIGHTING DEMOCRATS, NOT TRUMP

The stalemate was sparked by Republicans and Democrats unable to come to an agreement on Trump’s call for $5.7 billion for funding for a wall or barrier on the border. Democrats have said they won’t go close to that number, and have instead offered less than $2 billion for more general “border security.”

According to The Associated Press, Romney backed Trump and said that the U.S. deserves border security -- including a barrier on the southern border.

While Romney is a fellow Republican, he has been a frequent critic of Trump, particularly Trump’s conduct in office. Earlier this month, he made headlines with an op-ed in the Washington Post where he said Trump’s behavior “is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”

Romney, who ran for president in 2012, said Trump should be bringing the country together, and demonstrate "the essential qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the national discourse with comity and mutual respect."

Trump responded to the Post op-ed a day later: “I wish Mitt could be more of a team player. I am surprised he did it this quickly. If he fought really hard against President Obama like he does against me, he would’ve won the election.”

On Friday, he called on both sides to “make a deal” and end the situation by which federal workers are not being paid.

"On policy, it strikes me like there's not a big gap but the politics have drawn people into different corners," Romney said.

He also said he planned to keep working other senators to find temporary solutions -- such as making sure essential government employees working still get paid.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

California Democrats "stole" the midterm election using "ballot harvesting," which allows third parties to submit mail-in ballots for voters.

Washington Examiner

Published  2 months ago

The Republican National Committee and President Trump went all in to help make Cindy Hyde-Smith the first female senator from Mississippi, outspending Democrats 3-to-1 and contacting virtually every voter even slightly interested in her.

A day after Hyde-Smith beat former President Bill Clinton's Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy by 68,585 votes for a sizable 53.9 percent to 46.1 percent runoff victory, the RNC revealed that it put $2.6 million into the race and the president said he also shifted some of his 2020 re-election collections to Mississippi.

By comparison, according to a Daily Beast reporter, the Democrats put in over $830,000, including a monthly $10,000 to the state party for the last year.

In the end, it appears that the Democrats might have blown it, considering the racial overtones at the end that were a drag on Hyde-Smith and encouraging to Democrats.

The Republicans said that they did not want to take anything for granted in keeping a critical seat that has been GOP for a long time, and in a state the president did well in on Election Day 2016.

The party pulled out the big guns for her, having Trump fly to rallies in the final days of the campaign, and setting up a get out the vote machine that included:

100 RNC staff in the state, critical to the runoff.

They recorded 2.2 million voter contacts either in phone calls or door knocks in a state that has just 2.9 million residents.

In a sign of the times, the party focused on mobile devices, sending 1.5 million text messages.

500,000 direct mail letters sent directly to voters.

What's more, the party poured resources and attention into social media, including a stream of tweets from RNC Chairman Ronna McDaniel. They also manned opposition research and rapid response "war rooms" during the candidate debates.

McDaniel cheered the results in a statement to Washington Secrets, and said Hyde-Smith will be a strong ally of Trump.

“Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith will continue to be a great advocate for Mississippians and an ally for President Trump and his agenda. Her historic victory is proof that Mississippians are happy with the direction the country is headed under President Trump’s leadership.”

Fox News

Published  3 months ago

California Democrat and likely 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris drew fury after comparing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the Ku Klux Klan during a hearing on Capitol Hill.

She asked Ronald Vitiello, President Trump's nominee to lead ICE, whether he shares what she said was the public’s view that ICE was spreading fear and mistrust, in particular among immigrant communities, the same way the KKK did.

“Are you aware of the perception of many about how the power and the discretion at ICE is being used to enforce the laws and do you see any parallels [with the KKK]?,” she asked.

"Are you aware of the perception of many about how the power and the discretion at ICE is being used to enforce the laws and do you see any parallels [with the KKK]?"

— Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.

The comparison prompted outrage among Republicans, with RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel slamming Harris for “disgusting” partisanship. “Kamala Harris is trying to launch her 2020 campaign off of comparing ICE officers to the KKK, and it's absolutely disgusting,” she tweeted.

“What utter, complete & horrifying disrespect for our law enforcement officers. I get she’s auditioning for 2020, but come on...,” wrote GOP spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany.

‏Harris pointed out to Vitiello’s controversial tweet from 2015 in which he said the Democratic Party was comparable to a “liberal-cratic” or “neo-Klanist” entity. The nominee apologized and admitted that those words were offensive.

“What is the history that would then make those words wrong?” the Democrat then asked, prompting Vitiello to say that the KKK would be labeled as a domestic terrorist group by today’s standards and was motivated by race and ethnicity.

But Vitiello pushed back against Harris’ line of questioning, saying “I do not see any parallels” between the immigration enforcement agency and the white supremacist group and inquired whether she was asking him if the two were in the same category.

“No, I'm very specific in what I'm asking you. Are you aware of a perception that the way that they ..." Harris went on, before the nominee snapped back saying, “I see none.”

“Are you aware that there is a perception that ICE is administering its power in a way that is causing fear and intimidation, particularly among immigrants and specifically among immigrants coming from Mexico and Central America?” she asked again.

“Are you aware that there is a perception that ICE is administering its power in a way that is causing fear and intimidation, particularly among immigrants and specifically among immigrants coming from Mexico and Central America?”

— Sen. Kamala Harris

Harris ended her questioning asking whether Vitiello can lead the agency if he’s not aware of the negative views toward it.

“It seems to me that you would understand that when you use words like the words you used just three short years ago, that that would contribute to that perception,” Harris said. “And it's harmful then, it's harmful, in terms of the mission of the agency and the work of the individuals there. And it is harmful in terms of leading — innocent people arriving at our border fleeing harm, it is harmful to them.”

Harris is widely rumored to be considering a run for Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination. She recently visited Iowa, one of the first primary states, and swing states such as Ohio, raising speculation that she’s building her national image before the election.

Washington Examiner

Published  3 months ago

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., suggested that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was perceived in a similar way to the Ku Klux Klan during a confirmation hearing of Ronald Vitiello, the nominee to head the agency.

Harris asked Vitiello if he believed the public's perception of ICE was creating fear and distrust in the way the KKK did last century.

Specifically, she wanted to know about Vitiello's 2015 tweet that said the Democratic Party was comparable to a "liberal-cratic" or "neo-Klanist" entity. The tweet was in response to conservative radio host Mark Levin, who had been discussing the Democratic Party's role in 20th century segregation.

"What is the history that would then make those words wrong?" Harris asked about the KKK during a Thursday confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

The Republican National Committee pounced on the exchange to accuse Harris, a likely Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, of comparing ICE officers to Klansmen and sent out a video clip from the hearing. Ronna McDaniel, RNC chairwoman, said: "Kamala Harris is trying to launch her 2020 campaign off of comparing ICE officers to the KKK, and it's absolutely disgusting."

Vitiello said the KKK would, in today's terminology, be labeled a domestic terrorist group. Harris about the group's motivation, to which Vitiello responded it was racially motivated.

"Are you aware of the perception of many about how the power and the discretion at ICE is being used to enforce the laws and do you see any parallels ..." she asked.

Vitiello interjected before Harris could name ICE and the KKK: "I do not see any parallels."

"That puts ICE in the same category as the KKK. Is that what you're asking me?" he said.

"No, I'm very specific in what I'm asking you. Are you aware of a perception that they way that they ..." Harris said.

"I see none," Vitiello said.

"Are you aware that there is a perception that ICE is administering its power in a way that is causing fear and intimidation, particularly among immigrants and specifically among immigrants coming from Mexico and Central America?" she asked.

VItiello said he did not. Harris asked how he could be the head of an agency and not be aware of how some view it.

"It seems to me that you would understand that when you use words like the words you used just three short years ago, that that would contribute to that perception," Harris said. "And it's harmful then, it's harmful, in terms of the mission of the agency and the work of the individuals there. And it is harmful in terms of leading — innocent people arriving at our border fleeing harm, it is harmful to them."

Washington Examiner

Published  3 months ago

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., suggested that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was perceived in a similar way to the Ku Klux Klan during a confirmation hearing of Ronald Vitiello, the nominee to head the agency.

Harris asked Vitiello if he believed the public's perception of ICE was creating fear and distrust in the way the KKK did last century.

Specifically, she wanted to know about Vitiello's 2015 tweet that said the Democratic Party was comparable to a "liberal-cratic" or "neo-Klanist" entity. The tweet was in response to conservative radio host Mark Levin, who had been discussing the Democratic Party's role in 20th century segregation.

"What is the history that would then make those words wrong?" Harris asked about the KKK during a Thursday confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

The Republican National Committee pounced on the exchange to accuse Harris, a likely Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, of comparing ICE officers to Klansmen and sent out a video clip from the hearing. Ronna McDaniel, RNC chairwoman, said: "Kamala Harris is trying to launch her 2020 campaign off of comparing ICE officers to the KKK, and it's absolutely disgusting."

Vitiello said the KKK would, in today's terminology, be labeled a domestic terrorist group. Harris about the group's motivation, to which Vitiello responded it was racially motivated.

"Are you aware of the perception of many about how the power and the discretion at ICE is being used to enforce the laws and do you see any parallels ..." she asked.

Vitiello interjected before Harris could name ICE and the KKK: "I do not see any parallels."

"That puts ICE in the same category as the KKK. Is that what you're asking me?" he said.

"No, I'm very specific in what I'm asking you. Are you aware of a perception that they way that they ..." Harris said.

"I see none," Vitiello said.

"Are you aware that there is a perception that ICE is administering its power in a way that is causing fear and intimidation, particularly among immigrants and specifically among immigrants coming from Mexico and Central America?" she asked.

VItiello said he did not. Harris asked how he could be the head of an agency and not be aware of how some view it.

"It seems to me that you would understand that when you use words like the words you used just three short years ago, that that would contribute to that perception," Harris said. "And it's harmful then, it's harmful, in terms of the mission of the agency and the work of the individuals there. And it is harmful in terms of leading — innocent people arriving at our border fleeing harm, it is harmful to them."

National Review

Published  3 months ago

Senator Kamala Harris of California on Thursday compared contemporary public perceptions of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the way in which the American public perceived the Ku Klux Klan in the early part of the 20th century.

Harris, a staunch advocate of more permissive immigration policy, made the comparison while questioning Ronald Vitiello, President Trump’s nominee to lead ICE, during his confirmation hearing. She began the line of questioning by citing Vitiello’s use of the term “neo-Klanist” in a 2015 tweet, which he applied to Democrats in order to highlight the party’s role in advancing segregationist policies during the 19th and 20th centuries. She then sought to apply Vitiello’s characterization of twentieth century Democrats to the agency he has been nominated to lead.

“Are you aware of the perception of many about how the power and the discretion at ICE is being used to enforce the laws and do you see any parallels?” she asked.

“I do not see any parallels,” Vitiello interjected. “That puts ICE in the same category as the KKK. Is that what you’re asking me?”

“No, I’m very specific in what I’m asking you. Are you aware of a perception that the way that they . . .” Harris continued, before Vitiello interjected. “I see none,” he said.

“Are you aware that there is a perception that ICE is administering its power in a way that is causing fear and intimidation, particularly among immigrants and specifically among immigrants coming from Mexico and Central America?” she asked.

A number of prominent Democrats have called for the abolition of ICE in the wake of the Trump administration’s application of a zero-tolerance immigration-enforcement policy, which resulted in the separation of some 2,000 minors from their parents at the border in June. While Harris has stopped short of joining Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) and her allies in the House in calling for the agency’s abolition, she has pushed for sweeping changes to the agency.

Update 2:50p.m.: RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel called Harris’s comments “disgusting” in a Thursday afternoon tweet.

Kamala Harris is trying to launch her 2020 campaign off of comparing ICE officers to the KKK, and it's absolutely disgusting. pic.twitter.com/l6DrpbbQ2k

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 15, 2018

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  3 months ago

She said this. Out loud. In front of people.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared on CNN and actually defended Broward County’s shady practices, overseen by PROVEN shademaster Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes.

“Number one, [Snipes] has followed the process as Florida law prescribes,” Wasserman Schultz said. “And there’s been absolutely nothing amiss that’s been found by Rick Scott’s own department of state election monitors who have been in her office since the spring.”

“[There’s] no evidence of anything that has gone wrong. The process is simply working. The deadlines have been met,” she continued.

Wasserman Schultz says there’s “no evidence of anything that has gone wrong” & “deadlines have been met” in #Broward.

What planet is she living on? How did CNN not even push back?

Brenda Snipes has repeatedly missed deadlines & a judge found her in violation of Florida law. pic.twitter.com/w1GVc2aRhu

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 14, 2018

She really expects us to go along with that. “The process is simply working.”

Not to mention that a circuit court judge recently ruled that she absolutely DID violate Florida records law by “not providing requested election information to Florida Governor Rick Scott, who is running for Senate.”

As far as Wasserman Schultz’s claim that there is “no evidence of anything that has gone wrong,” the Herald also reported that Snipes had “accidentally” mixed approved provisional ballots with unapproved provisional ballots.

“There are at least 20 illegal votes mixed into an anonymous pile of 205 [provisional ballots], all sitting in a machine that counted them but did not add them to the final count,” the Herald said last week.

Tell me more about how there’s nothing shady going down in Broward County. DYING to hear it, Debz.

Fox News

Published  3 months ago

Watch the Democrats try to steal elections, and think about how Democratic dishonesty is a much greater threat to freedom than some unproven Russian conspiracy.

As you watch the long, long, long counts in Florida, Arizona and California, remember the long count which stole Republican Sen. Norm Coleman’s Senate seat for Democrat Al Franken in Minnesota back in 2008.

Remember Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia Stacey Abrams’s assertion that her "blue wave" was made up of both legal and illegal residents. Remember that 22,000 of the applications her voter registration group filed in Georgia were either canceled, duplicative or couldn’t be reconciled (probably because the voters did not exist).

The Democratic supervisor of elections for Broward County, Florida, Brenda Snipes, has a consistent record of breaking the law and trying to steal elections.

When you have the state’s sitting governor and Republican Senate candidate, Rick Scott, filing a lawsuit against "rampant fraud" and saying, "I will not stand idly-by while unethical liberals try to steal an election," you know things have gotten very serious.

As Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has said, "What’s happening in Broward County should concern every American."

In Arizona, you can bet that many of the 400,000 mail-in ballots still outstanding will turn out to be non-existent or cast by illegal immigrants – or simply made-up by the election officials in two of the state’s most liberal counties. Already, the Arizona Republican Party has alleged that left-wing election officials in one county destroyed evidence related to early voting irregularities.

The fact is that after all of their feigned worries about Russia influencing the election, Democrats will end up stealing a lot more votes than Vladimir Putin ever dreamed of taking.

Watch the next few days unfold. Remember the lies, smears and character assassination Democrats threw at Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

And worry for the very fabric of our country.

Gingrich Productions

Published  3 months ago

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Watch the Democrats try to steal elections.

Think about how Democratic dishonesty is a lot greater threat to freedom than some unproven Russian conspiracy.

As you watch the long, long, long counts in Florida, Arizona, and California, remember the long count which stole Senator Norm Coleman’s Senate seat for Al Franken in Minnesota.

Remember Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia Stacey Abrams’s assertion that her blue wave was made up of both legal and illegal residents. Remember that 22,000 of the applications her voter registration group filed in Georgia were either canceled, duplicative, or couldn’t be reconciled (probably because the voters did not exist).

The Democratic supervisor of elections for Broward County, Florida has a consistent record of breaking the law and trying to steal elections.

When you have the state’s sitting governor and Senate candidate, Governor Rick Scott, filing a lawsuit against “rampant fraud” and saying, “I will not stand idly by while unethical liberals try to steal an election.” Things have gotten very serious.

As Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has said, “what’s happening in Broward County should concern every American.”

In Arizona, you can bet many of the 400,000 mail-in ballots still outstanding will likely turn out to be non-existent or votes cast by illegal immigrants – or simply made up by the election officials in two of the state’s most liberal counties. Already, the state Republican party has alleged that left-wing election officials in one county destroyed evidence related to early voting irregularities.

The fact is, that after all their feigned worries about Russia influencing the election, Democrats will end up stealing a lot more votes than Putin ever dreamed of taking.

Watch the next few days, remember the lies, smears, and character assassination Democrats threw at Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

And worry for the very fabric of our country.

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Published  3 months ago

Over 100 provisional ballots were rejected in Miami-Dade County on Thursday after election officials said that those people showed up to vote a second time in the same election, according to a local media reporter.

The news comes as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) claimed earlier in the day that the Democrats and Florida election officials with questionable records were trying to "steal" the election in Broward County, which is just north of Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade County is one of the bluest counties in the state of Florida, as nearly two-thirds of the county voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

"Stream of aggressive red stamping at Miami-Dade canvassing board as panel rejects provisional ballots from 108 people who showed up to vote a second time in the same election," Miami Herald reporter Doug Hanks said.

Hanks added in a subsequent tweet: "Miami-Dade lawyer tells me provisional ballots from people who tried to vote twice do get referred to prosecutors. But voter has to be shown with criminal intent to face charges.

The news comes after Rubio cast serious doubts about actions by election officials in Broward County on Thursday, noting the questionable past of Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes.

"#Broward election supervisors ongoing violation of #Florida law requiring timely reporting isn’t just annoying incompetence," Rubio wrote on Twitter on Thursday. "It has opened the door for lawyers to come here & try to steal a seat in the U.S. Senate & Florida Cabinet."

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel also weighed in on the developments coming out of Broward County, writing: "#Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is no stranger to destroying ballots and violating Florida election laws. Snipes has shown herself to be trouble. Voters in Florida should be paying attention!"

Multiple reports of Democratic voter fraud have surfaced in recent weeks.

In late October, court documents filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton alleged that four women arrested by authorities had targeted elderly voters in a "voter fraud ring" during the 2016 elections which was funded by a then-Democratic Party leader.

Mail Online

Published  3 months ago

Sarah Sanders, shared an altered video of the physical interaction between CNN's Jim Acosta and a White House intern during a contentious briefing on Wednesday.

Townhall

Published  3 months ago

FL SEN: Something Very Odd (And In Violation Of State Law) Is Going On In These Two Democratic Counties - Matt Vespa: Something odd is occurring in Florida’s Senate race. Republican Gov. .11/08/2018 15:25:33PM EST.

Mail Online

Published  3 months ago

A Secret Service agent denied Acosta entry to the White House grounds on Wednesday evening, and revoked his 'hard pass', the long-term press pass issued to the White House press corps.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  3 months ago

Democrats were hoping to steal the US Senate and Governor Races in Florida despite losing both races by over 80,000 votes on Election Day. On Tuesday Broward County Elections supervisor Brenda Snipes originally reported 634,000 votes were cast in the midterm election in her county. By last week on Friday morning Broward County Elections officials […]

Washington Examiner

Published  3 months ago

A talking point has taken hold in the final hours of midterm election campaigning. The economy is booming, the story goes, but President Trump won't talk about it at his massive rallies, preferring instead to dwell on illegal immigration, the caravan, and "fear." Republicans, locked in tough re-election races, are tearing their hair out, panicked, at Trump's refusal to emphasize the nation's economic progress, which is their strongest campaign pitch.

The journalists and other political types who are repeating the talking point take as their text something Trump said Friday at a rally in Huntington, W.Va. "They all say speak about the economy, speak about the economy," Trump told the crowd. "Well, we have the greatest economy in the history of our country, but sometimes it's not as exciting to talk about the economy, right? Because we have a lot of other things to talk about." From that flowed the assertion that Trump is not, in fact, talking about, or talking much about, the economy.

"The economy is booming," CNN's Jake Tapper said Sunday in an interview with Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. "Unemployment is at a 49-year low. Annual wage growth topped three percent for the first time since 2009. But -- and you knew there was a 'but' – the president's closing message is not on that. It's centered on scaring people about undocumented immigrants. Would you personally feel more comfortable if this closing argument was focusing more on the positive, on the achievements, instead of incendiary appeals that people should fear undocumented immigrants?"

[Related: Unemployment dips to 3.7 percent - lowest in nearly 50 years]

On NBC, Chuck Todd said, "I've got to show you what Donald Trump said about talking about the economy, though. It was something else. Take a listen to what he said about why he doesn't talk about the economy..."

On ABC, Jonathan Karl said, "With a president presiding over an economy as good as this one, you would expect there to be almost a morning in America message, stay the course, the economy's booming, let's keep with this. But instead it is midnight in America in Trump's campaign rallies. He is counting on fear and loathing to rally his base." A moment later, ABC's George Stephanopoulos added, "Let's bring in Chris Christie, Republican, former governor of New Jersey, Trump ally as well. Address the – the argument that Jon Karl was making there. Is it wise to be focusing on this when you've got an economy going gangbusters?"

On CBS, John Dickerson said that McDaniel, the RNC chair, "wants to talk about the economy and the strong numbers. The president wants to talk about something else."

Finally, on Fox, Chris Wallace said, in an interview with GOP Sen. Thom Tillis, "Senator, Republicans have a great story to tell in the economy, but the president doesn't seem especially focused on that."

And so on. Print articles made the same point, reinforcing still more repetitions of the talking point. But lost in it all was a question: Is the president really not talking about the economy? Is he focusing on illegal immigration and ignoring, or relatively ignoring, his own administration's economic achievements? The place to look for an answer is not in the TV talk but in the videos and transcripts of the president's actual stump speeches.

Look at three recent Trump appearances, the ones that served as the basis for all the weekend talk. First, there was Trump's speech in Huntington, with the "not as exciting" quote that gave pundits a theme. Then there was a speech in Columbia, Missouri, and also one in Macon, Georgia.

Please see here to see how much of the Huntington speech Trump devoted to the economy and how much he devoted to illegal immigration. By my count, Trump spoke about 2,330 words on economic issues and about 1,640 words on illegal immigration. I've included the entire transcript, with economic passages highlighted in yellow and illegal immigration passages highlighted in blue, for you to judge for yourself.

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Please see here to see Trump's speech in Columbia. In that appearance, he spent more time on immigration relative to the economy, but he still addressed the economy a tiny bit more than illegal immigration, with about 1,880 words on the economy to about 1,870 on immigration.

Please see here to see Trump's speech in Macon. There, Trump actually spoke a little bit more about illegal immigration, at about 1,110 words, than about the economy, at about 1,220 words.

Add the three speeches together, and Trump spent about 5,320 words on the economy versus about 4,730 words on illegal immigration. One can think that is too much of one thing, or not enough of the other, but where is the evidence that Trump is ignoring the economy to obsess about illegal immigration?

One note on classification. It can sometimes be hard, with the president's speeches, to designate precisely which passages are about the economy, or which are about illegal immigration. Some are clear and easy to categorize. But what about when he talks about the need for more legal immigration to meet increased job demand due to the improving economy? Trump talked about that at some length in Columbia. Readers are free to quibble about how this or that passage has been characterized.

A final word on Trump's speeches. As always, they are all over the place. He talks a bit about this or that, sidetracks himself onto something else, and then moves back to the original topic before sidetracking himself again. It's a style that has proven extraordinarily successful with large and friendly audiences around the country. And of course, his speeches in Huntington, Columbia, and Macon were not only about the economy and illegal immigration. As one can see from the transcripts, Trump spent much, if not most, of his time on other topics altogether: on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, on military and veterans' issues, on foreign affairs, on the local candidates, and other topics.

So the bottom line is, a look at Trump's speeches does not support the idea that they are "centered on scaring people about undocumented immigrants" or that the president "doesn't talk about the economy." Certainly a critic could say he spends too much time on one topic or the other. But as Trump himself said, there are a lot of things to talk about. And that is what he is doing.

The Washington Times

Published  4 months ago

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday the midterm elections come down to mob rule, saying if voters elect Democrats, they’ll be rewarding bad behavior.

The South Carolina Republican will be campaigning in 13 states over the course of 12 days, cheering on Republicans ahead of the November election.

Mr. Graham said the Democrats will move to impeach the president and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh if they gain control of Congress, where as Republicans will continue to keep the economy moving forward and defend the border.

“If you elect Democrats to run the house, you know exactly what you’re going to get,” Mr. Graham told Fox News. “You’re rewarding mob rule…don’t give these people power.”

He pointed to the harassment of Republican lawmakers like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Ted Cruz, who were both shouted at while in restaurants with their wives, and Sen. Susan Collins who has faced death threats during the Kavanaugh confirmation process.

“Name one Democratic leader who stood up to these thugs,” Mr. Graham challenged.

Mr. Graham, who became a staunch defender of Justice Kavanaugh during the unsubstantiated sexual misconduct allegations against him, will be reminding voters about how Democrats treated the nominee in Florida, California, Indiana, Illinois, Arizona, Montana, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, and North and South Carolina.

“President Trump has enlisted Senator Graham, a key ally in confirming Justice Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, to go on the road for Republican candidates,” Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman for the Republican National Committee, announced last week.

“Voters are fired up about the disgraceful confirmation process and the Democrats’ disturbing mob attacks,” she added.

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GOP

Published  4 months ago

Tour will support gubernatorial, Senate and House candidates in at least a dozen states in midterm push

WASHINGTON — Today, the RNC announced Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will kick off a 12-day campaign tour to support expanding Republican majorities in the 2018 midterms. The message he will take across the country is clear: Remember Justice Kavanaugh.

Graham will campaign to boost Republican candidates in the following states:

Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

"President Trump has enlisted Senator Graham, a key ally in confirming Justice Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, to go on the road for Republican candidates," said Chairwoman McDaniel. "Voters are fired up about the disgraceful confirmation process and the Democrats’ disturbing mob attacks. Senator Graham will rally Americans across the country to take that energy to the polls and reject the Schumer Sham and liberal mob."

GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel

Raw Story

Published  5 months ago

The Republican Party could face a devastating loss in Texas due to the fact that incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz is not likable, White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said in a closed-door New York City meeting, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Mulvaney, who also runs the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, made the comments to GOP donors while speaking with Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel in New York City.

An audio recording of the event was provided to The Times and to The Washington Post.

“Do people like you?” Mulvaney asked. “It’s a really important question.”

“There’s a very real possibility we will win a race for Senate in Florida and lose a race in Texas for Senate, O.K.?” Mulvaney said.

“I don’t think it’s likely, but it’s a possibility. How likable is a candidate? That still counts,” he noted.

Sen. Cruz is being challenged by Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX)

grassrootsdempolitics.com

Published  5 months ago

An interesting Rachel Maddow segment points out that a guilty plea by GOP Lobbyist Samuel Patten in the ongoing TrumpRussia investigation raises new troubling questions about the mysterious money flow surrounding Trump’s 2017 inauguration.

Maddow has previously reported extensively on the strange money flow surrounding Trump’s inauguration but the latest guilty plea by the said GOP operative provides specific details that take allegations of Russian money laundering at Trump’s inauguration way beyond the speculative level. As a matter of fact, details of Patten’s plea deal speak to a slam-dunk Russian money laundering scheme.

Here’s how the Russian money funneling scheme played out. GOP operative Sam Patten has a shell company in DC. Patten got a yet unnamed U.S. citizen to “donate” $50,000 to Trump’s inaugural committee. Patten’s shell company then reimbursed the unnamed U.S. citizen the $50,000. A Ukrainian with ties to a prominent Russian oligarch and who is also at the center of the ongoing Manafort case then reimbursed Sam Patten with a $50,000 drawn from a Cypriot bank. Cyprus is a well known haven of Russian money laundering meaning the said $50,000 that flowed into Trump’s inauguration could well have been laundered money.

There have been a lot of questions especially by Maddow about the whereabouts of the monies raised for Trump’s inauguration–an estimated $107 million. Maddow for example questioned why Trump’s inaugural committee never gave a detailed accounting of how the $107 million came in and what it was spent on–very odd.

With Sam Patten’s plea deal pointing heavily towards money laundering, expect Natasha Bertrand(Yours Truly’s MSM fave) and other journalists who’ve been excellent at TrumpRussia reporting to dig into Trump’s inaugural committee for answers to serious questions that still linger. For example How many other Patten-like “donations” were made to Trump’s inauguration? Did this money find its way into GOP/RNC coffers–including to GOP members of congress? If so, did GOP/RNC know the source of the funds? As you can see there are numerous questions that need to be answered regarding the mysterious Trump inauguration funds.

The full Maddow segment is available here but the relevant clip is below

Yours Truly recently wrote about how Trump’s GOP has degenerated into a criminal enterprise and stories like Sam Patten’s only work to support that argument. Bottom line Dems and the mainstream media must dig into this story to find out how much laundered Russian money has landed into GOP coffers. Simply put House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell and GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel must be questioned about dirty Russian money flowing into GOP coffers.

For those of you very happy with @Emolclause’s activism don’t shy away from the “tip jar” below on your way out

dailycaller

Published  6 months ago

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday called President Trump “un-American” and labeled his supporters as being full of “sexisim, racism, bigotry, and intolerance.”

Cuomo’s comments came during a Sunday campaign stop at First Baptist Church of Crown Heights in Brooklyn.

In Mr. Trump’s America, the points on the compass are not north, south, east, or west. They are sexism, racism, bigotry, and intolerance.

That is is not who we are. It’s not our character. It’s not our soul.https://t.co/Ju5xzk8wIL

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 19, 2018

“In Mr. Trump’s America, the points on the compass are not north, south, east, or west,” Cuomo tweeted. “They are sexism, racism, bigotry, and intolerance.”

“Every neighborhood has it, the scared small man in the house with the high fence and the shiny mailbox, afraid of people who are different. Afraid of people who are a different religion, who speak a different language, who come from a different place,” Cuomo said before labeling Trump supporters as “threatened by diversity” and using “anger to hide the fear.”

Lauren Hitt, campaign spokesperson for Cuomo’s primary opponent Cynthia Nixon, said in a statement: “Andrew Cuomo may be the only Democratic politician in America who needed polling and focus groups to figure out that Donald Trump should be criticized. That kind of sophisticated political insight can be expensive.”

Adding that Cuomo has in the past accepted $64,000 in campaign donations from President Trump when he was a New York businessman, Hitt wrote, “So here’s some free advice: if you want to convince voters that you’re suddenly anti-Trump, start by returning his money.” (RELATED: ‘Total Meltdown!’ — President Trump Delivers Sharp Rebuke To Andrew Cuomo Over Anti-America Comment)

GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel noted that Cuomo had just called half of America “bigots.”

First they said America “was never that great” and now they say half of us are bigots. https://t.co/IM5tQMu8ik

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) August 19, 2018

I Love My Freedom

Published  6 months ago

While elected Democrats are pushing the notion that there is some sort of “blue wave” coming that may shift the house, the fundraising numbers tell a slightly different story.

According to the Washington Examiner, the RNC took in a whopping $14.2 million in July alone; smashing estimates and beating fundraising figures from both 2010 and 2014.

“Since the beginning of the 2018 election cycle, the RNC has now hauled in $227.2 million. The Democratic National Committee has raised less than half that amount – $109 million – as of the end of June, according to Federal Election Commission records,” writes the Examiner.

“Democrats raised around $6 million and $8 million in May and June, respectively, but have not released their July numbers yet,” adds the article.

“We’ve built the biggest field program we’ve ever had to defend our majorities in the House and Senate. History might be against us, but we’re making sure every voter knows we’re the party of results. All the Democrats have is resistance,” said RNC chair Ronna McDaniel.

Numbers mean something… Many don’t vote as we can see by the number of voters who cast their ballot during the 2016 election, however a significant amount of those Americans that don’t, donate money to their respective political party.

However, just like clockwork we see many throughout social media blindly following their leaders that scream the term “Blue Wave, Blue Wave,” and they just accept it as fact rather than fiction.

This could be very damaging to an already sinking ship as GOP support is stiffly on the rise. We see the President’s approval numbers hovering close to 50 % and his numbers with minorities taking a sharp move upward.

Recent Polling shows President Trump’s support with-in the Black community reaching almost 40 %.

Black Support for @realDonaldTrump at 39%!! (Let’s give out some participation trophies) https://t.co/AroRw8I7tH

— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) August 15, 2018

Whatever your thoughts on the HUGE gap in fundraising, one thing is for certain, Fundraising numbers don’t lie, and they sure help when it comes to local elections…

Washington Examiner

Published  6 months ago

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The Republican National Committee continued its record-setting year of fundraising in July by pulling in $14.2 million last month — more than it raised in the same month in 2010 and 2014 combined, the organization confirmed to the Washington Examiner Monday morning.

The new July total is also the most the GOP group has ever received in any month during a nonpresidential election year.

Since the beginning of the 2018 election cycle, the RNC has now hauled in $227.2 million. The Democratic National Committee has raised less than half that amount - $109 million - as of the end of June, according to Federal Election Commission records.

Democrats raised around $6 million and $8 million in May and June, respectively, but have not released their July numbers yet.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said the flood of money into the RNC was the result of "unprecedented" grassroots support for Trump and the GOP.

"We've built the biggest field program we've ever had to defend our majorities in the House and Senate. History might be against us, but we're making sure every voter knows we're the party of results. All the Democrats have is resistance," McDaniel said in a statement.

The RNC has nearly $42 million cash on hand and no debt. In August, it transferred $4 million each to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee.

The money is going toward reaching voters by phone, email, and in person, according to the RNC. The organization said it has made nearly 500 million voter contacts this cycle and has 540 paid staff working in 28 states, including those with competitive House and Senate races.

cbsnews

Published  6 months ago

Top trends for this week in politics also include Democrats courting West Virginians with pre-existing conditions

True Pundit

Published  6 months ago

Social media was set ablaze Sunday after Omarosa released a secret recording of Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her.

Sunday morning on “Meet the Press,” Omarosa released a secret recording of CoS John Kelly firing her from the White House.

This is a clear security breach and people from both sides of the aisle are calling for Omarosa to be locked up.

Omarosa! I hear you mentioned me on Meet The Press. Don’t reference me or use my name. Keep my name out of your mouth. You have done enough. Your lies and crazy behavior are catching up to you. Can you say National Security breach? Lawyer up!

— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) August 12, 2018

If Omarosa taped Kelly in the Situation Room, that is presumably a crime. She should be prosecuted, precisely because if she isn't there will be no deterrent in future.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) August 12, 2018

Breaking: @RepCummings plans to look into the national security issue of Omarosa taping conversations in places where cell phones are not allowed like the Situation Room and the Oval Office among other places. This is potentially a national security issue!

— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) August 12, 2018

Secretly recording conversations in the Situation Room isn't just wildly inappropriate, it's a threat to our national security. If she broke federal law, she should be prosecuted.

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) August 12, 2018

Omarosa was given repeated opportunities of a lifetime from @realDonaldTrump – instead of exiting with grace & gratitude she makes up pernicious stories designed to inflate book sales & seek revenge for getting fired

Also, recording a WH official is against the law#LockHerUp

— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 12, 2018

Without question, @OMAROSA should be pursued to the full extent of the law for her flagrant violation of White House security protocol.

This is a NON-PARTISAN issue.#LOCKHERUP

— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) August 12, 2018

Earlier this week, Omarosa slammed Trump in her soon-to-be-released book titled, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.” – READ MORE

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  6 months ago

$bp("Brid_34189051", {"id":"13161","width":"711","height":"400","video":"279045"}); During an interview with NBC News over the weekend, Omarosa Manigault-Newman revealed that she had taped her firing by Chief of Staff John Kelly in the Situation Room. She

The Gateway Pundit

Published  6 months ago

Social media was set ablaze Sunday after Omarosa released a secret recording of President Trump. This is a clear security breach and people from both sides of the aisle are calling for Omarosa to be locked up. Far left CNN correspondent April Ryan was furious with Omarosa and said recording President Trump is a security […]

Mail Online

Published  6 months ago

The ex-White House staffer shared audio of the dramatic moment she was let go from her position in the Trump administration by Chief of Staff John Kelly as she kicked off her media tour on Sunday.

Breitbart

Published  6 months ago

Twitter banned the account of conservative commentator and CRTV host Gavin McInnes without warning earlier today, as well as the official account of the Proud Boys, a conservative-libertarian activist group McInnes founded.

A Twitter spokewoman said that the accounts had been banned for violating Twitter’s policies on “violent extremist groups.” Yet both the Proud Boys and McInnes advocate mainstream conservative and libertarian positions.

The left-leaning magazine Variety drew a link between the bans and the upcoming Unite The Right 2 rally in Washington D.C., organized by alt-right activists. Yet both McInnes and the Proud Boys have disavowed the alt-right.

The ban came despite Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s recent assurance, made on Sean Hannity’s radio show, that he hoped to deal with terms of service violations “with warnings, with notices, with a temporary lock of the account” ahead of permanent bans.

Dorsey faced immediate pressure from left-wing employees inside his own company following his interview with Hannity, causing the company to accelerate changes to its hate speech policy.

Twitter’s decision came just days after InfoWars host Alex Jones was kicked off multiple social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Apple podcasts, Spotify, and Pinterest. It also comes little more than a week after Twitter was castigated by President Trump himself for suppressing the accounts of top Republicans in the platform’s search results.

Just yesterday, the New York Times ridiculed fears of mass censorship of conservatives on social media, calling the concerns “overblown.”

The New York Times is wrong. Instead of winding down, the censorship of popular figures who refuse to toe the progressive line appears to be ramping up.

Beyond Twitter, the popular, politically nonaligned podcast h3h3 had its YouTube live broadcast banned mid-stream after its hosts began discussing the censorship of Alex Jones.

Wow @TeamYouTube just shut down our @theh3podcast live stream and gave us a strike for talking about Alex Jones??… What.

Little over an hour later, Twitter banned McInnes and the Proud Boys.

Everywhere one looks, high-profile media figures are being cut off from their audiences without warning, either for discussing forbidden topics or embracing forbidden political positions.

Top Republicans have repeatedly attacked social media companies for censoring figures on the right. GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale sent letters to Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg warning them that such censorship was unacceptable. Trump himself has condemned Twitter, calling their censorship of conservatives “discriminatory.”

Silicon Valley’s masters of the universe have completely ignored these concerns. With the midterms just a few months away, it seems the grassroots right will soon be stripped of its opportunity to mobilize their supporters on social media.

Allum Bokhari is the senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter, Gab.ai and add him on Facebook. Email tips and suggestions to allumbokhari@protonmail.com.

New York Post

Published  6 months ago

After Twitter was caught last month “shadow-banning” Republicans, while giving Democrats unrestricted voice, the social-media giant insisted it has no political agenda. But records of its

New York Post

Published  6 months ago

After Twitter was caught last month “shadow-banning” Republicans, while giving Democrats unrestricted voice, the social-media giant insisted it has no political agenda. But records of its

Deneen Borelli

Published  6 months ago

The hostility of Democrats toward Republicans has escalated to the softball field.

The DNC refused to participate in the annual softball game with the RNC.

The Daily Caller reports:

Despite being a time-honored tradition going back many years, the DNC is refusing to play the RNC at this year’s annual softball game.

RNC sources tell The Daily Caller that they were “stunned” when Democrats abruptly pulled out of the good-natured game between leadership and staffers at opposing political organizations.

The game was an opportunity to put aside the partisan bickering and come together in friendly competition. The decade-old tradition typically ended in staffers having a drink at a nearby bar.

RNC head Ronna McDaniel commented on Twitter:

The RNC-DNC softball game was an annual tradition and a time to put aside politics. It’s a shame @TheDemocrats are refusing to participate this year. https://t.co/5kyRnhFeEn

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) July 31, 2018

The DNC did not respond to the media as of yet.

Mediaite covered the Fox News story:

OUT OF LEFT FIELD. DNC refuses to play RNC in time-honored softball game pic.twitter.com/dBE1GBMznj

— Fox & Friends First (@FoxFriendsFirst) August 1, 2018

The Democrat resist movement now includes a friendly softball game.

Zero Hedge

Published  6 months ago

After months of rumored Twitter "shadowbans" on conservative accounts were finally confirmed by VICE  and other publications, the GOP is taking action ahead of midterms...

The Washington Times

Published  6 months ago

One week after facing backlash for allegedly

True Pundit

Published  6 months ago

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-fl) Filed A Federal Election Commission (Fec) Complaint Against Twitter Following Revelations The Social Networking Giant Shadowed His Account.

Screenshots emerged this week showing the Florida Republican’s account would not autocomplete in search results. In a statement to Breitbart News, the lawmaker’s office said it was “investigating the depths and impact,” of the serious allegations.

Appearing on the Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, the freshman lawmaker confirmed to host Tucker Carlson that an FEC complaint was officially filed against Twitter.

“I’m certain there were only four members of Congress who had their voices suppressed on Twitter: Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan Mark Meadows, and Devin Nunes,” the lawmaker began. “My suspicion is if people were effetely communicating a conservative message, they got caught in Twitter’s troll trap.” The Trump ally also told Carlson he believes the agency has the power to take appropriate action against the social networking giant. The FEC can “absolutely then institute fines, just like they can institute fines and punish against any company that illegally makes a corporate donation to a political campaign,” Gaetz told Tucker.- READ MORE

On Thursday, Twitter attempted to quell rumors of shadowbanning of conservatives — rumors backed by a VICE report showing that top-tier conservatives including Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel had seen their twitter handles downgraded in search results. Vijaya Gadde, the company’s legal, policy, trust and safety lead, and Kayvon Beykpour, the product lead, explained that everyone was getting the shadowbanning policy completely wrong.

The best definition we found is this: deliberately making someone’s content undiscoverable to everyone except the person who posted it, unbeknownst to the original poster.

We do not shadow ban. You are always able to see the tweets from accounts you follow (although you may have to do more work to find them, like go directly to their profile). And we certainly don’t shadow ban based on political viewpoints or ideology.

So, just to get this straight, Twitter’s argument is that they aren’t preventing you from seeing the tweets of people you follow — they’re just requiring you to visit their Twitter pages directly. Which is shadowbanning. – READ MORE

Twitter On Thursday Addressed The Recent Controversy Surrounding The Shadowbanning Of High-profile Conservatives, Admitting Users’ Posts Will Be Hidden If They Follow The Wrong Accounts.

In a blog post published Thursday, Twitter’s Legal, Policy and Trust & Safety Lead Vijaya Gadde and Kayvon Beykpour, the company’s Product Lead, offer up a convoluted explanation as to why conservatives are discriminated on the platform. “We do not shadow ban,” they claim. Instead, they write that Twitter deploys a series of “ranking models,” taking “many signals into consideration to best organize tweets for timely relevance.” The purpose of ranking tweets and search results is to best facilitate what the San Francisco-based company defines as a healthy conversation, an initiative launched in March “to improve the health of the public conversation” on the platform.

“But a close analysis of Twitter’s own public statements reveal that the company’s Orwellian, vaguely-defined mission to improve the ‘health’ of ‘public conversations’ led to a system that allows the left to abuse the platform’s algorithm in order to suppress their political opponents,” Bokhari adds.

The blog post goes on to say Twitter’s ranking model is allegedly designed to identify “bad-faith actors” — who they claim are engaged in divisive or manipulative discourse — and penalized such users with a lower ranking. Furthermore, the Silicon Valley behemoth saysit partly determines whether a user is a positive contributor to the platform’s “conversational health,” by what actions they take, including who one follows and retweets. – READ MORE

Washington Free Beacon

Published  6 months ago

While others are distracted by recent news that the U.S. economy grew by 4.1% this quarter, or that Donald Trump's once-loyal lawyer now claims, without evidence, that the then-presidential candidate was aware his son was meeting with Russians for dirt on Hillary Clinton (which Trump continues to deny), or that Russian hackers appear to have targeted the first candidate in the 2018 cycle, it's easy to miss the most important question of the day: Is Twitter being unfair to conservatives???

VICE News first noticed that several prominent Republicans. such as RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and congressmen like Matt Gaetz and Mark Meadows, were not appearing in Twitter's search box even when their full names were typed out. That effectively lumped in Republican politicians with figures like white supremacists Richard Spencer and Laura Loomer and alt-right Pizzagater Mike Cernovich. By contrast, none of their Democratic counterparts were affected.

After the story went up, several conservative journalists noticed their accounts were also affected.

According to some Twitter friends I am also shadow banned from the Twitter search bar.

I’d be very grateful if @twitter could point me to any instances where I violated terms of service.

— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) July 25, 2018

The issue was fixed, but Twitter soon after put out a statement denying that it was "shadow banning" users, the phrase VICE used. "People are asking us if we shadow ban. We do not…" the tech company writes. "And we certainly don’t shadow ban based on political viewpoints or ideology."

But then the statement contains this admission of something Twitter has long been accused of. "We do not shadow ban. You are always able to see the tweets from accounts you follow (although you may have to do more work to find them, like go directly to their profile)." [Emphasis added]

Uh, call me crazy, but that parenthetical sounds a lot like an admission that Twitter effectively shadow bans users.

The problem is that both sides of the conversation are talking past each other, because no one can agree on what "shadow ban" means. In the early days of Internet forums, "shadow ban" was a term that meant a user could still post and see other people's posts, but secretly other users could not see their activity. They weren't banned from the forum, but as far as the other users were concerned, the "shadow banned" user simply didn't exist at all.

Based on that definition, there have been a series of tut-tut pieces about how of course Twitter doesn't "shadow ban" and conservatives are freaking out over nothing. It's also the definition Twitter uses. "The best definition we found is this: deliberately making someone’s content undiscoverable to everyone except the person who posted it, unbeknownst to the original poster," they write.

That strict definition was useful in the days when post visibility was basically the only way users engaged with each other. If you wanted to talk about a subject, you had to navigate through a forum, click on a post, and browse through the replies to see what people were saying. In those days, making someone's posts completely undiscoverable was the only way to "shadow ban" someone.

But social media is used so much differently. The bulk of Twitter users don't seek out individual accounts and scroll through their tweets. The entire point of Twitter is that by tweeting and retweeting, you place yourself and others on your followers' newsfeeds. By tagging or replying to someone, you place yourself in their mentions. By using a hashtag, you make your tweet visible to people who are interested in searching for that subject.

If, as Twitter admits, I can willingly choose to follow someone and not see any of their tweets unless I actively seek out their profile (and after their name not showing up in the search recommendations), then for all intents and purposes they have been banned from participating in Twitter the way 99.9% of users use the platform. Call it a florp, call it a bifworz, call it what you please. If a person is de facto banned from joining the conversation and isn't informed of that fact, "shadow ban" seems like a perfectly fine shorthand to me, prescriptivism and pedantry be damned.

Twitter is of course at perfect liberty to shadow ban, or ban for that matter, anyone they please. And for what it's worth, I'm inclined to believe that the search bug disproportionately affecting conservatives was probably unintentionally. But the explanation for how it came about is a bit vague.

For the most part, we believe the issue had more to do with how other people were interacting with these representatives’ accounts than the accounts themselves… There are communities that try to boost each other’s presence on the platform through coordinated engagement. We believe these types of actors engaged with the representatives’ accounts– the impact of this coordinated behavior, in combination with our implementation of search auto-suggestions, caused the representatives’ accounts to not show up in auto-suggestions. In addition to fixing search yesterday, we’re continuing to improve our system so it can better detect these situations and correct for them.

If Twitter was disfavoring certain accounts based on how other accounts interact with them, that isn't ideal. Speaking for myself, I've had tweets go viral on the alt-right simply because they were critical of campus liberals. I've also been placed on mass blocklists that users can subscribe to and preemptively block anyone who expresses a thoughtcrime.

I'm sure you can tell from my opening paragraph that I recognize that this ranks pretty low in matters of importance. But millions of people use Twitter everyday, and the platform sometimes rivals television and traditional news outlets in its cultural power. If Twitter wants to hold onto that power, alienating half of Americans and lame excuses doesn't seem like a great way of going about it.

Breitbart

Published  6 months ago

Twitter on Thursday addressed the recent controversy surrounding the shadowbanning of high-profile conservatives, admitting users’ posts will be hidden if they follow the wrong accounts.

In a blog post published Thursday, Twitter’s Legal, Policy and Trust & Safety Lead Vijaya Gadde and Kayvon Beykpour, the company’s Product Lead, offer up a convoluted explanation as to why conservatives are discriminated on the platform. “We do not shadow ban,” they claim. Instead, they write that Twitter deploys a series of “ranking models,” taking “many signals into consideration to best organize tweets for timely relevance.” The purpose of ranking tweets and search results is to best facilitate what the San Francisco-based company defines as a healthy conversation, an initiative launched in March “to improve the health of the public conversation” on the platform.

Beykpour and Gadde’s post comes after left-leaning news outlet Vice reported on the issue of shadowbanning — a topic Breitbart News’ Tech team has covered in great depth over the past year. Vice News reporter Alex Thompson wrote this week that Twitter is hiding the accounts of leading Conservative figures:

The Republican Party chair Ronna McDaniel, several conservative Republican congressmen, and Donald Trump Jr.’s spokesman no longer appear in the auto-populated drop-down search box on Twitter, VICE News has learned. It’s a shift that diminishes their reach on the platform — and it’s the same one being deployed against prominent racists to limit their visibility. The profiles continue to appear when conducting a full search, but not in the more convenient and visible drop-down bar. (The accounts appear to also populate if you already follow the person.)

A spokesperson for Twitter told Vice that their algorithms were not developed to discriminate based on political beliefs. “We are aware that some accounts are not automatically populating in our search box and shipping a change to address this,” the spokesperson told the left-wing outlet. “I’d emphasize that our technology is based on account *behavior* not the content of Tweets.”

Breitbart News Senior Tech Correspondent Allum Bokhari notes the company has continually avoided transparency on the issue: “Twitter’s response has been to play dumb, and claim that the shadowbans — which prevent search results appearing for the names of prominent Republicans and conservatives (among other things) — are a result of errors, not design.”

“But a close analysis of Twitter’s own public statements reveal that the company’s Orwellian, vaguely-defined mission to improve the ‘health’ of ‘public conversations’ led to a system that allows the left to abuse the platform’s algorithm in order to suppress their political opponents,” Bokhari adds.

The blog post goes on to say Twitter’s ranking model is allegedly designed to identify “bad-faith actors” — who they claim are engaged in divisive or manipulative discourse — and penalized such users with a lower ranking. Furthermore, the Silicon Valley behemoth says it partly determines whether a user is a positive contributor to the platform’s “conversational health,” by what actions they take, including who one follows and retweets.

In May, Twitter acknowledged it was examining how users were “connected” to those who violate the platform’s terms of service. “These signals will now be considered in how we organize and present content in communal areas like conversation and search,” the company said.

The topic of shadowbanning has made it all the way to the White House, with President Donald Trump vowing to immediately investigate the “discriminatory and illegal practice.”

Twitter “SHADOW BANNING” prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints.

Whether the Trump administration or Congress will take action against shadowbanning of conservatives remains to be seen, but focus on the discriminatory practice will likely grow as the midterm elections draw near.

Breitbart

Published  7 months ago

The Republican National Committee (RNC) in June once again outraised the Democratic National Committee (DNC), further solidifying itself as a fundraising juggernaut under the leadership of RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

The RNC revealed it raised nearly $14 million in the month of June, while the DNC reported taking in only $8 million in the time period. The current cycle’s fundraising amounts show the RNC has outraised its rival by nearly $100 million.

“What I see when I travel the country is that Americans continue to be enthusiastic about President Trump and the Republican agenda,” McDaniel said in a statement. “That enthusiasm has allowed for me to grow our war chest and invest it into what has become the biggest ground game in our Party’s history.”

To date, McDaniel has traveled over 154,000 miles; hosted over 88 fundraising events; traveled to 29 states, and spends up to six hours per day on the phone with donors, says the party’s Deputy Rapid Response Director Steve Guest. At least 98% of the RNC’s donors are small-dollar donors, which are defined as those who contribute under $200 total. With zero debt, the Party possesses over 3.5 times the amount of money on hand it had at the same point in the 2014 midterm election cycle under then-RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

The RNC notched a “record-high fundraising month in May, when Republicans raised more than $10 million and set records for fundraising in an off-year election,” reported The Hill. The DNC finished up June with a paltry $9 million in cash on hand and debt totaling $6.3 million after recording it’s lowest May numbers in over ten years.

“For me, the north star is not can we match them dollar for dollar,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez told CNN in response to the RNC’s big fundraising haul. “It is can we raise the money we need to execute our game plane.”

Breitbart

Published  7 months ago

Rep. Matt Gaetz filed a FEC complaint against Twitter following revelations the social networking giant shadowed his account.   

Washington Examiner

Published  7 months ago

Susan Walsh/AP

The Republican National Committee has broken records raising money for the fall midterm congressional elections, collecting $213 million so far, with up to 99 percent in small donations, a sign supporters remain jazzed about President Trump and his agenda.

Fundraising figures to be released later this week show that Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and her team broke past the $200 million mark “the fastest” ever, helped by a take of $13.9 million in June, a record in a non-presidential year.

What’s more, they have no debt, $50.7 million on hand, some five times what the Democratic National Committee has.

“What I see when I travel the country is that Americans continue to be enthusiastic about President Trump and the Republican agenda,” said McDaniel. She added, “That enthusiasm has allowed for me to grow our war chest and invest it into what has become the biggest ground game in our party’s history.”

In addition to directly trying to help GOP candidates win, the Republican National Committee is also building up its ground game and IT systems.

For example, the party has tripled the number of top tier volunteers, called Republican Leadership Initiative fellows, that it had in 2016. That year, it had 5,000 fellows and that is now 15,000.

It also has a paid staff of 500 in 27 states.

McDaniel has been traveling an average of nearly 300 miles a day since taking the job on January 19, 2017. According to the RNC, she has traveled over 154,000 miles, held over 88 fundraising events, traveled to 29 states, and is on the phone six hours a day with donors.

Along the way, the officials said, McDaniel has changed the donor base for the party, adding over 100,000 new contributors and expanding the list of those giving small donations of $200 or less, with an average of $30.

Said the RNC, “President Trump and Chairman McDaniel have successfully leveraged enthusiasm to attract a brand new contingent of online donors and these new donors aren’t just one time donors – they are more-than-likely to donate multiple times. This is contrary to claims that our initial success with online donors would be short lived as it was just spillover enthusiasm from Trump’s election in November.”

The Gateway Pundit

Published  7 months ago

President Trump had another good night on Tuesday.

Trump endorsements won in Missouri, Michigan and Ohio.

With victories in Ohio, Michigan and Missouri, @realDonaldTrump extended his winning streak of endorsements even further. He’s the best person to energize our voters, and it’s why we’re going to #DefyHistory in November!

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) August 8, 2018

On Tuesday Trump-endorsed Troy Balderson defeated Democrat Danny O’Connor by less than 1% of the vote.

Balderson ended up defeating O’Connor by 1,754 votes.

The Green Party candidate in the district had 1,127 votes.

Of course, it was obvious who was behind the Republican in Ohio.

Democrats blame Putin for their devastating losses tonight in 5, 4, 3, 2… pic.twitter.com/hpmWDwqjF0

— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) August 8, 2018

Actress Alyssa Milano blamed Russia for the Republican win. Of course it was Putin.

Via Jacob Wohl.

Muh Russia.

You know what sucks?

Because of our unwillingness to pass policy that protects our election integrity, I immediately think the Green Party votes tonight are Russian meddling.

Why else would anyone cast a protest vote in Ohio when there’s so much at stake?#OH12

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 8, 2018

Fox News

Published  10 months ago

New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday vowed to defund U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and said all Latino people must be exempt from immigration laws because they are “native” to U.S. lands as they are descendants of Native people.

The Democrat Socialist made a speech against immigration laws and promised to abolish ICE just before she unveiled her widely-mocked the Green New Deal on the same day. Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib also joined the calls to abolish ICE.

WSJ WRITER SLAMS OCASIO-CORTEZ'S GREEN NEW DEAL, SAYS IT LOOKS LIKE DEM PARODY BILL

"[ICE] do not deserve a dime until they can prove that they are honoring human rights, until they can make a good faith effort to expand and embrace immigrants … Until they can prove good faith to an American ideal, they do not deserve any resources for their radical agenda,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“We have to have respect for children, respect for families, respect for human rights, and respect for the right of human mobility,” she added.

Ocasio-Cortez then said the U.S. must adhere to “the right of human mobility” and went on to suggest that Latino people cannot be criminalized because they are Native people.

"Because we are standing on Native land, and Latino people are descendants of Native people. And we cannot be told and criminalized simply for our identity and our status,” she said.

"Because we are standing on Native land, and Latino people are descendants of Native people. And we cannot be told and criminalized simply for our identity and our status.”

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

"We are a nation and land of laws, not just [one where] some people are subject to laws and others are not," she continued. "We are a land of laws."

OCASIO-CORTEZ CONTRADICTS HERSELF ON ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN MASSIVE AND UNPRECEDENTED 'GREEN NEW DEAL'

The Democrats’ calls to abolish ICE were met with criticism from Republicans who accused the Democrats of endangering the country.

“Last year, ICE removed a Nazi from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district. Her response: Abolish ICE. This week, MS-13 murdered someone in her district. Her response: Abolish ICE. AOC's calls aren't just endangering her community, they're endangering the entire country,” Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, wrote in a tweet.

The “abolish ICE” movement, while remains prevalent mostly within the far-left of the party, has gained traction last year, with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, now a 2020 presidential candidate, endorsing the idea.

President Trump on Tuesday defended the agency against the calls for defunding, saying during the State of the Union address that America “will never abolish our heroes from ICE.”

POLITICO

Published  1 year ago

In the reinvigorated feud between her uncle, Mitt Romney, and her boss, President Donald Trump, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has picked a side: the president's.

McDaniel was critical of Romney, referring to him in a post to Twitter only as "an incoming Republican freshman senator." Romney, who will be sworn in as a senator from Utah later this week, authored a scathing op-ed published Tuesday by The Washington Post in which he wrote that Trump "has not risen to the mantle" of the presidency.

"POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7," McDaniel wrote on Twitter. "For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realDonaldTrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive."

McDaniel's post to Twitter linked to an earlier tweet from the president himself in which Trump similarly rebuked Romney. The two men have shared a fraught relationship, most notably during the 2016 presidential campaign, when Romney delivered a speech calling the then-GOP candidate "a fraud" and "a phony" who was "playing the American public for suckers." Trump, in turn, has regularly derided Romney as a loser who blew his 2012 run for the White House.

But the two have had warmer moments, as well. Trump endorsed Romney's 2012 presidential candidacy as well as his 2018 Senate run. The president also reportedly considered Romney to be his initial secretary of state, a job that ultimately went to former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson.

While McDaniel’s family ties and professional loyalties have been tested by the Trump-Romney feud, the RNC chairwoman has long sought to minimize intra-party disputes while remaining a loyal soldier for Trump and the GOP. She oversaw both historic losses in the House and net gains in the Senate in November’s midterm elections.

The Washington Post reported in 2017 that Trump had asked McDaniel lightheartedly to stop using the Romney name publicly. She did so soon thereafter.

WayneDupree.com

Published  3 years ago

Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel in a letter requested disciplinary action be taken against the senator for lying and failing to correct it

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