A Message From Lucianne  

S-CR-TEO

S-ADI-01






ST-GC
   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


B-CR-TEO
How four GOP senators guided a
tax-bill victory behind the scenes

The Hill [DC], by Alexander Bolton

Original Article

Posted By:MissMolly, 12/3/2017 5:31:28 AM

Senate Republicans breathed a collective sigh of relief early Saturday morning when a $1.4 trillion tax bill that had teetered on the brink of failure passed with only one GOP defection. Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Senate GOP Conference Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) played key roles in helping Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) salvage the bill, according to lawmakers and aides familiar with the process. So did two other Senate Finance Committee members — Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), two of McConnell’s advisers on tax issues. Cornyn negotiated the deal that secured the votes of Sens. Ron

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: texpub, 12/3/2017 6:40:41 AM     (No. 11469180)

Flake voted for tax cut bill when he realized that he and Corker did not have enough votes to stop it. Those 2 can´t be gone from the Senate fast enough. What a couple of fops.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    20 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Muguy, 12/3/2017 8:51:22 AM     (No. 11469309)

And so NOW it is the RINOcrats who are taking credit for the passage of the Senate version of the bill?

The BIG government, BIG spenders, even leading up to salvaging a ´win´ for Yertle McConnell?

Most of those guys have been Trump backstabbers the minute he entered the primaries..... THEY think THEY are the ones in charge.

New flash: The RINOs are NOT in charge because WTP are angry at their lack of doing ANYTHING except going against the values the republican party has stood for.

It´s time to flush those uni-party types OUT of DC and end this "collusion" with the Nobamaites claiming to be republicans



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.


   

 

    
R-LU-C1-New-Sek
R-LU-C1-New-Sek
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 12/3/2017 9:33:23 AM     (No. 11469345)

Considering the GOP establishment is taking credit for the tax bill, one must ask what they gave big=money special interests.

Meanwhile, the Democrats act like hypocrites for criticizing the bill and voting against it while secretly being for it.

Would like to know how the individual mandate repeal was added to the bill. Suspect it does not matter. Government will continue to pay for those that do not pay, premiums will remain high, the insurance companies will be subsidized, and most people will still want healthcare insurance regardless of price.

Hold on to your wallets, people!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: hotcorner, 12/3/2017 9:52:59 AM     (No. 11469367)

Let´s see these guys do some hard work: a huge budget cut to go along with the tax cut while balancing the budget. They only do the easy stuff. Vote them all out.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Talk2, 12/3/2017 11:35:53 AM     (No. 11469486)

Politics is a pus-filled boil on the backside of voters that won´t be drained. IF it were not so, this story would never have been written.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/3/2017 11:48:15 AM     (No. 11469495)

Many smart Ldotters predicted it right here as Senate negotiations were proceeding and they were so right. The media and GOPe spinners immediately claim that the suddenly-acquired leadership skills of normally flaccid Senate leadership is entirely responsible for the victory!!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 929545




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "MissMolly"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "MissMolly"



The Case for the Baker in the
Gay-Wedding Culture War
New York Magazine, by Andrew Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/9/2017 5:04:13     Post Reply
If someone had asked me back in the day, if, in 2017, we’d be having a discussion about whether a fundamentalist baker should be forced by the law to create a wedding cake for a gay couple, I’d have been gobsmacked, as the Brits say. Smacked in the gob because only a decade ago such a question would have seemed so remotely hypothetical as to be absurd. And yet, here we are. A Christian baker has taken a stand on the grounds of religious conscience and artistic freedom not to provide a cake specifically designed for a legal, constitutional same-sex

Why The Supreme Court Is Likely To
Rule For Jack Phillips While Dodging
The Big Religious Liberty Question
The Federalist, by Margot Cleveland    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/9/2017 4:56:24     Post Reply
If Tuesday’s oral argument is any indication, the year-long anticipation for the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court showdown will result in a narrow opinion that provides little clarity in the continuing conflict between culture and religious liberty. By now the basics are well-known: When a homosexual couple asked Jack Phillips, the owner of the Colorado-based Masterpiece Cakeshop, to design a wedding cake for them, Phillips informed the pair that he could not, in conscience, create a cake to celebrate a same-sex marriage. The men filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, claiming Masterpiece Cakeshop “discriminated against them in a place

Franken’s Phony Finale
American Spectator, by George Neumayr    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/8/2017 4:53:40     Post Reply
Al Franken’s resignation speech on Thursday seemed less heartfelt than grudging. He cast it not as an act of atonement — he continues to deny the charges largely and acknowledged through his stifled rage that his previous quasi-apologies had hastened his demise — but a reluctant act of gallantry. He was submitting docilely to the “broader conversation” on sexual harassment, he said, while signaling that his replacement, to whom he referred as “her,” would be a female pol embodying that conversation. The speech followed the usual pattern of lying pols: I didn’t do it, I’m only quitting because I am a

Dossier author was in contact with
Obama Justice Department
Washington Examiner [DC], by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/8/2017 4:50:35     Post Reply
It´s been ten months since Washington learned that former British spy Christopher Steele, author of the so-called "Trump dossier," took the Hillary Clinton-funded opposition research document to the FBI, which considered sponsoring the anti-Trump work at the height of the 2016 presidential campaign. Now, congressional investigators have made what is perhaps an even more consequential discovery: Knowledge of the dossier project, during the campaign, extended into the highest levels of the Obama Justice Department. The department´s Bruce Ohr, a career official, served as associate deputy attorney general at the time of the campaign. That placed him just below the deputy attorney

Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen?
Los Angeles Times, by Dylan Farrow    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/8/2017 4:42:04     Post Reply
We are in the midst of a revolution. From allegations against studio heads and journalists, to hotel maids recounting abuses on the job, women are exposing the truth and men are losing their jobs. But the revolution has been selective. I have long maintained that when I was 7 years old, Woody Allen led me into an attic, away from the babysitters who had been instructed never to leave me alone with him. He then sexually assaulted me. I told the truth to the authorities then, and I have been telling it, unaltered, for more than 20 years. Why is it

   

 

Lock-17


 
French ambassador bashes
US on Pearl Harbor Day
New York Post, by Joe Tacopino    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/8/2017 4:27:26     Post Reply
The French ambassador to the United States used Pearl Harbor Day as an occasion to bash America’s position on World War II in the 1930s. “In this Pearl Harbor day, we should remember that the US refused to side with France and UK to confront fascist powers in the 30s,” Gérard Araud wrote Thursday night in a now-deleted tweet. The military attack on a US naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7 1941 signaled the entrance of America’s into the war. The French ambassador quickly deleted the misguided tweet — but continued to defend the sentiment in subsequent

Southern California wildfires burn with
little containment as conditions worsen
ABC News, by Mark Osborne and Morgan Winsor    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/8/2017 4:23:57     Post Reply
Firefighters across Southern California are battling six major wildfires, and brutal Santa Ana winds are expected to continue fanning the flames through Saturday. California´s Department of Forest and Fire Protection tweeted Thursday afternoon that the new fires, the Lilac fire in San Diego County and the Liberty fire in Riverside County, are now being fueled by continued Santa Ana winds and low humidity. Winds are expected to die down some on Friday, before picking up again in intensity on Saturday. The weather is not cooperating with the hundreds of officials trying to contain the flames in the region. Red flag

The Franken Hedge
Power Line, by Steven Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/7/2017 3:19:57     Post Reply
Did anyone else notice a crucial passage in Franken’s statement on the Senate floor this morning? He said that he’d be resigning “in the coming weeks.” How many weeks? Will reporters ask him for a date certain? Notice, too, that he neither apologized nor admitted to any wrongdoing. Quite the opposite—he essentially implied that some of his accusers are lying, and he couldn’t help but attack President Trump and Roy Moore. I think Franken is attempting a super-Clintonian dodge. He had to address the immediate firestorm, but he’s probably holding out for Roy Moore to win the election in Alabama next

In year of chaos, Trump’s boost
to economy can’t be denied
New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/7/2017 4:25:59     Post Reply
President Trump has an ace in the hole that his opponents are forgetting. Again! Despite all the sideshows — the alleged Russian interference in the election, obstruction of justice probes, ringers in Trump investigations and, of course, the president’s big mouth and poor judgment — Trump became president because of one thing: The US economy hadn’t been growing enough to please voters. The sideshows (which I’ll get into later) continue, but the economy looks like it is doing better. So Trump is scoring points on the one issue that matters most to voters. According to the official numbers, the economy is growing moderately

´Jeopardy!´ winner charged with computer
crimes at small Michigan college
Fox News, by Tyler McCarthy    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/7/2017 4:19:56     Post Reply
A former “Jeopardy!” winner -- and one-time record holder -- has been charged with two felony counts after an intensive investigation into alleged cyber crimes. Stephanie Jass, 47, appeared in Lenawee County court in Michigan on Tuesday to face charges of unauthorized access to a computer and using a computer to commit a crime. According to The Daily Telegram of Adrian, the first charge alone carries with it a potential penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The former game show champ allegedly accessed email accounts of co-workers at Adrian College, where she used to work. Representatives for the

   

 

R-LJ
  


 
Brian Ross’s Jackknife on
the Information Superhighway
American Spectator, by George Neumayr    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/6/2017 4:53:01     Post Reply
Before last week, Brian Ross’s greatest claim to infamy was that he had his hand slapped by a former pope. He once ambushed Joseph Ratzinger (then a cardinal) as he got out of a car in Rome. Hitting him with questions related to the abuse scandal, Ross caught Ratzinger raw, which threw him badly enough that he slapped Ross’s hand and barked at his bad manners. Now Ross has had his hand slapped again, not so much because he committed an act of journalistic malpractice that smeared the presidency and caused markets to tumble but because he made his colleagues look

The quest for collusion is over as the
desperate shriek for impeachment begins
Washington Post, by Ed Rogers    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/5/2017 3:48:38     Post Reply
The quest for collusion is over. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation has not — either through leaks or announced indictments — revealed any collusion, and Democrats and their allies in the liberal mainstream media know that it never will. This reality is setting in among the president’s clearer-thinking foes, and they are transitioning to an obstruction of justice claim in an effort to sustain the fight with President Trump. Mueller’s investigation has been looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 election since May. His team has made a number of consequential findings, but none of them establish collusion



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Flabbergasted: Frank Luntz Shocked
As Alabamians Back Roy Moore in
Vice News Focus Group

47 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 12/10/2017 5:27:44 AM     Post Reply
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Frank Luntz, a GOP establishment messaging consultant, was visibly flabbergasted as every single one of his focus group participants in a Birmingham area Vice News-produced panel backed Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. Titled “Why These Alabama Voters Are Sticking By Roy Moore,” Luntz’s Vice News focus group aired on Vice News Tonight on Dec. 8 on HBO. “Are you all Christians here?” Luntz opens the seven-and-a-half-minute long segment. “Yes,” all of the focus group participants, who joined Luntz in a Birmingham area restaurant, replied. “Is Roy Moore a good Christian?” he followed up. “Yes,” one woman replied. “Absolutely,” another said. “Absolutely?”

Olympics: Lindsey Vonn injures back
in World Cup event

45 replie(s)
Yahoo! Sports, by Kevin Kaduk    Original Article
Posted By: hpmatt- 12/9/2017 11:01:38 AM     Post Reply
Lindsey Vonn’s road to her final Olympics has encountered some trouble. The American skiing star was treated for a back injury after completing her World Cup Super-G race in St. Moritz, Switzerland on Saturday. Vonn went to the ground after crossing the finish line and observers said she was experiencing extreme pain. She was treated in a nearby house and later limped to a car without speaking to reporters.

California governor blames devastating wildfires
on climate change and says deadly winter infernos
will be ´the new normal´

40 replie(s)
Daily Mail (UK), by Keith Griffith    Original Article
Posted By: M2- 12/10/2017 8:41:56 AM     Post Reply
California´s governor has said that deadly wildfires in the winter will be ´the new normal´, as fire crews rushed to contain the fires, with dry desert winds expected to intensify over the weekend. Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday toured Ventura County neighborhoods ravaged by a weeklong wildfire that killed at least one person and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings. At a news conference, the Democrat said drought and climate change mean California faces a ´new reality´ where lives and property are continually threatened by fire, at a cost of billions of dollars. He added that gusty winds and

   

 



 
Why I Can No Longer Call
Myself an Evangelical Republican

38 replie(s)
New York Times, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: bemused conservative- 12/10/2017 8:05:09 AM     Post Reply
There are times in life when the institutional ground underneath you begins to crumble — and with it, longstanding attachments. Such is the case for me when it comes to the Republican Party and evangelicalism. I’ve been a part of both for my entire adult life. These days, though, in many important ways they are having harmful effects on our society. The latest example is in Alabama, where Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate, stands accused of varying degrees of sexual misconduct by nine women, including one who was 14 years old at the time. Mr. Moore leads in most

U.S. Diplomat’s Resignation Signals
Wider Exodus From State Department

38 replie(s)
Foreign Policy, by Dan de Luce, Robbie Gramer    Original Article
Posted By: Hpmatt- 12/10/2017 12:30:19 PM     Post Reply
An award-winning U.S. diplomat who was seen as a rising star at the State Department has issued a scathing resignation letter, accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Donald Trump administration of undercutting the State Department and damaging America’s influence in the world. Elizabeth Shackelford, who most recently served as a political officer based in Nairobi for the U.S. mission to Somalia, wrote to Tillerson that she reluctantly had decided to quit because the administration had abandoned human rights as a priority and shown disdain for the State Department’s diplomatic work,

I´m Done With the Sex Scandals
37 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Andrew Klavan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/9/2017 4:31:47 AM     Post Reply
I´m pretty much done with the sex scandals. They were fun, but they´re just going to have to carry on without me. If someone broke the law and you can prove it, prosecute him. If someone violated the rules of his organization, eject him. Other than that, if women have forgotten the fine art of slapping a man in the face, there´s not a whole hell of a lot society can do for them. You keep silent for forty years and then ruin a man´s career with an unprovable allegation — and that makes you a hero? Not to me. Look,

Fox News’ Eboni Williams Tears
Into David Clarke For Calling
John Lewis ‘John Who?’

36 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Justin Baragona    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/9/2017 3:42:41 PM     Post Reply
Prior to President Donald Trump’s visit to the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum today, Fox & Friends brought on Trump supporter and former sheriff David Clarke to discuss the president’s appearance. And things got very tense very fast. Right off the bat, co-host Pete Hegseth asked Clarke what he thought about Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a civil rights icon, deciding not to attend the opening because Trump would be in attendance. Clarke reacted by immediately dismissing Lewis. “John who?” Clarke mocking stated. “John Lewis — he was bloodied on the Selma bridge, Sheriff, when trying to protest voting

Alabama Sen. Shelby: ‘I couldn’t
vote for Roy Moore’

33 replie(s)
CNN Wires, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/10/2017 12:09:02 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Richard Shelby says he wants a Republican elected to the Senate on Tuesday to represent Alabama, but that he didn’t vote for GOP candidate Roy Moore in the special election. The Alabama Republican said he’s already cast his ballot, and that he chose a write-in candidate. “I’d rather see the Republican win, but I’d rather see a Republican write-in. I couldn’t vote for Roy Moore. I didn’t vote for Roy Moore,” Shelby told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” Moore has been accused of pursuing sexual relationships with teenagers when he was in his 30s. In some

Firing Mueller would be disastrous;
discrediting him is impeachment politics

31 replie(s)
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 12/10/2017 7:14:26 AM     Post Reply
Short of impeaching President Trump, does anything excite Democrats, the Resistance, and NeverTrumpers like the prospect of the president firing special counsel Robert Mueller? Firing Mueller would, or course, be the quickest way for Trump to get impeached, which might explain a certain air of anticipation in discussions of whether — some prefer to say when -- Trump will sack the prosecutor leading the Trump-Russia investigation.There has been a lot of news and commentary recently interpreting criticism of Mueller by a number of pro-Trump media voices as an effort to encourage Trump to fire Mueller, or lay the groundwork for

California gov: Trump doesn’t fear
God or ‘existential consequences’

30 replie(s)
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Julia Manchester    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/9/2017 10:35:14 AM     Post Reply
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) says President Trump´s stance on climate change demonstrates that he does not appear to fear the "wrath of God" or have any regard for the "existential consequences" of his climate change policies. “I don’t think President Trump has a fear of the Lord, the fear of the wrath of God, which leads one to more humility ... this is such a reckless disregard for the truth and for the existential consequences that can be unleashed,” Brown said in an interview on CBS´s "60 Minutes," which is set to air on Sunday. Brown, who previously studied to become

Maybe Trump needs emergency
brain repair after slurred speech

28 replie(s)
NY Daily News, by Linda Stasi    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 12/9/2017 11:17:50 PM     Post Reply
Loose dentures? More like loose screws. Donald Trump was slurring his words pretty good last week for a guy who fancied himself an expert when it came to Hillary Clinton’s alleged brain damage. What would he make of his own slurred speech and bizarre behavior? brain tumor from the weight of that massive combover sitting on top of his head like a live farm animal? Simply slurred speech because his thoughts are so fantastic that his mouth can’t keep up?

Inside Trump´s Hour-by-Hour
Battle for Self-Preservation

27 replie(s)
New York Times, by Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 12/9/2017 1:49:27 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Around 5:30 each morning, President Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, moves to “Fox & Friends” for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes watches MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” because, friends suspect, it fires him up for the day. Energized, infuriated — often a gumbo of both — Mr. Trump grabs his iPhone. Sometimes he tweets while propped on his pillow, according to aides. Other times he tweets from the den next door, watching another television. Less frequently, he makes his way up the hall to the

   

Post Reply   Close thread 929545



Sek-Float


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2015 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS