The Memo: Sanders becomes Dem frontrunner

ㅤ"The fervency of Sanders’s base will be especially important given the size of the Democratic field.
ㅤHe came up short against Hillary Clinton in 2016, but that was, in essence, a two-person race. This time around, there are about a half-dozen serious contenders for the nomination and plenty of other candidates who will claim smaller slices of the pie. Those dynamics make the apparently unshakeable loyalty of Sanders’s backers very potent."

ㅤô¿ô …The Dems are finding a way to lose. Morons.

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 4/17/19. See "bernie sanders, bernie."

WH spokesman: We're working with DHS, ICE to try to send undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities

ㅤ"White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said Saturday that the White House was working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to try to send undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities.
ㅤ’They have said they wanted all of these illegal aliens into their communities,’ Gidley said on Fox News’ ‘Justice with Judge Jeanine.’
ㅤ’We’re working with DHS, we’re working with ICE, to try and make sure that happens because after all, it’s what they want. They should not say ‘This is retribution politically,’ they should say, ‘This is an olive branch,” he continued.’"

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 4/14/19. See "hogan gidley, sanctuary cities, undocumented immigrants, illegal immigrants."

Trump announces $11B in tariffs on EU goods

ㅤ"The administration late Monday released a list of about $11 billion worth of EU imports that will be affected by the tariffs as retaliation for EU subsidies to aircraft manufacturer Airbus deemed unfair by the WTO."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 4/10/19. See "tariffs, eu, airbus."

House Judiciary chair calls on Mueller to testify before committee

ㅤ”Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said on Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller should testify in front of the committee.
ㅤNadler’s call for Mueller to testify before the committee comes after Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), the top Republican on the committee, urged Nadler earlier on Monday to have Mueller testify.
ㅤ’Today, Ranking Member Collins called for Special Counsel Mueller to appear before @HouseJudiciary. I fully agree,’ Nadler said in a tweet. ‘Special Counsel Mueller should come before the Committee to answer questions in public about his 22 month investigation into President Trump and his associates.'”

ㅤô¿ô …Mueller is NOT and has NEVER BEEN independent counsel. The Constitution and precedent say that only Mueller, the DOJ and the President determine who sees the report. Congress is powerless. These guys are a couple of turds trying to syphon political capital from the investigation.
ㅤAs Trump has slim chances of winning in 2020, I suspect that for the good of the country, Mueller wants all of the horse dung to be buried.

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 4/8/19. See “jerrold nadle, doug collins.”

Nielsen out at Homeland Security

ㅤ"President Trump announced Sunday that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will leave her post, ending a rocky run as the top official in charge of implementing the President’s hard-line immigration policies.
ㅤThe decision, which Trump announced on Twitter, comes just two days after the President abruptly pulled back his nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) because he said he wants ‘to go in a tougher direction.’ The moves signal Trump is seeking to shake up his team amid frustration over the spike in migrant families crossing the southern border."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 4/7/19. See "kirstjen nielsen, homeland security."

Poll: Majority of voters accept Mueller's conclusion on Russia

ㅤ”The majority of U.S. voters accept special counsel Robert Mueller’s conclusion that President Trump did not conspire with Russia, and believe that congressional Democrats should do the same, according to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill.
ㅤSixty-four percent said that they accept Mueller’s conclusion, the survey found, while 61 percent said they agree with the finding.
ㅤConversely, 36 percent of respondents rejected Mueller’s conclusion and 39 percent said they disagreed with it.
ㅤThe poll, fielded in the days after Attorney General William Barr released a summary of Mueller’s long-awaited report, also found that a significant majority of voters – 68 percent – believe that Democratic lawmakers should accept the special counsel’s conclusion.
ㅤLess than a third – 32 percent – said that congressional Democrats should contest the probe’s findings and launch another investigation into whether the Trump campaign conspired with Moscow, according to the survey.”

ㅤô¿ô …DING DONG ASSHOLES. Your wicked witch hunt is dead !!

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 3/30/19. See “mueller’s conclusion.”

Senate blocks Green New Deal

ㅤ"’The American people will see, they will see which of their senators can do the common sense thing and vote no on this destructive socialist daydream. And they will see which senators are so fully committed to radical left-wing ideology that they can’t even vote no on self-inflicted economic ruin,’ Mitch McConnell said."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 3/26/19. See "green new deal."

McConnell blocks resolution calling for Mueller report to be released publicly

ㅤ"’Whether or not you’re a supporter of President Trump … there is no good reason not to make the report public,’ Schumer said from the floor. ‘It’s a simple request for transparency. Nothing more, nothing less.’
ㅤBut McConnell objected, noting that Attorney General William Barr is working with Mueller to determine what in his report can be released publicly and what cannot.
ㅤ’The special counsel and the Justice Department ought to be allowed to finish their work in a professional manner,’ McConnell said. ‘To date, the attorney general has followed through on his commitments to Congress. One of those commitments is that he intends to release as much information as possible.’
ㅤUnder Senate rules, any one senator can try to pass or set up a vote on a bill, resolution or nomination. But in turn, any one senator can block their request."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 3/25/19. See "mueller report."

Trump announces US recognition of Israeli claim on Golan Heights

ㅤ"President Trump on Monday signed a proclamation officially granting U.S. recognition of Israel’s claim over the Golan Heights, reversing decades of American policy regarding the disputed territory between Israel and Syria.
ㅤStanding side-by-side with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump said he was taking the ‘historic action’ because Iran and terrorist groups ‘continue to make the Golan Heights a potential launching ground for attacks against Israel.’"

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 3/25/19. See "golan heights, israel."

Pelosi, Schumer: Barr's Mueller summary 'raises as many questions as it answers'

ㅤô¿ô …At this point I don’t think it matters much what Congressional Dems nor Republicans think. If the majority of the American public is satisfied with the report, then what little interest it has had in the Russia investigation will evaporate. Time to move on.

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 3/24/19. See "special counsel, mueller report."

Media reaction to Mueller report explodes

ㅤô¿ô …The Constitution says Barr and Trump decide who sees the report. But precedent has been set that says Mueller can release the report to ever he wants to see it. Alas the Dems would never blame Mueller for preventing them from seeing the report.

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 3/22/19. See "mueller report, conservative, politics."

Trump signs executive order on campus free speech

ㅤ"The new order will require higher education institutions to certify that they are enforcing free speech standards in order to receive grants through the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services (HHS) and Defense, among other agencies.
ㅤ’Under the guise of speech codes, and safe spaces, and trigger warnings, these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity and shut down the voices of great young Americans,’ Trump said at a signing ceremony."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 3/21/19. See "free speech."

Report: Beto O'Rourke Tells Local TV Station He's Running for President

ㅤ"Early opinion polls on the 2020 race have consistently ranked O’Rourke in the top tier of contenders, behind former Vice President Joe Biden, who has not yet said whether he is running, and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a 2016 Presidential contender who announced his 2020 candidacy last month."

ㅤô¿ô …The waiting game between Biden and Beto is over. Biden won’t run because he no longer feels obligated to run.

Full story at Newsmax. Posted here on 3/14/19. See "o’rourke, beto, beto o’rourke."