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Acting WH Budget Director: Congress Has Been Ignoring Trump’s Spending Reductions for the Last 2 Years

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 00:44
Acting White House Budget Director Russell Vought defended President Donald Trump’s failure to eliminate the national debt within eight years like he promised during his presidential campaign.

Sen. John Kennedy: When the FBI Knocks at Your Door, ‘You Shouldn’t Have to Worry About Whether You’re a Democrat or Republican’

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 21:42
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and others are responsible for politicizing the FBI.

AOC: Ilhan Omar’s Voice is ‘Cutting Through Authoritarian Foreign Policy Tendencies’ of Trump Admin.

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 21:35
(Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla) ( - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D.-N.Y.) applauded the “voice” of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.-Minn.) for what Ocasio-Cortez believes is its effectiveness in exposing the “the authoritarian foreign policy tendencies” of the Trump administration.

Fox News Slams Hillary Lie on Voter ID in Selma; Most Media Mum

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 21:19
Something weird happened on March 6.

Elizabeth Warren Says Make Washington, D.C. a State with Two Senators

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 20:49
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Getty Images/Drew Angerer)

John Dickerson Worries Biden Would be a Moderate ‘Let Us Reason Together’ Dem

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 20:36
[See NewsBusters for more.] CBS This Morning on Monday co-host on Monday John Dickerson worried that Joe Biden would be too moderate in tone as a presidential candidate, describing the Democrat as a “let us reason together” politician. This, of course, is the same Democrat who had an American Conservative Union score of 12 and who savaged conservative Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork in 1987.

State AGs Undermine Themselves on Climate

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 20:24
Liberal attorneys general may have just signaled their intent to sue the pants off the Trump administration just as soon as any of various proposals to rollback Obama climate initiatives are finalized. But if the AGs haven’t just undermined their own impending lawsuits, they certainly have gone a long way toward debunking all the hot air being spluttered over the Obama climate agenda rollback – regardless of your views on climate science.

Julian Castro: If We Compensate People Because We Take Their Property, Why Wouldn’t You Compensate People Who Were Property?

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 20:00
Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, who is also running for president, told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper” on Sunday that he supports reparations for the descendants of slaves, because the Constitution allows people to be compensated when the government takes their property, so African-Americans should be compensated for being considered property. Read Full Story

2.4%: Iowa and NH—First Caucus and Primary States—Tie for Lowest Unemployment Rate

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 19:57
The Iowa State Fair Parade begins in front of the Iowa state capitol, Aug. 11, 2011. (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)

Dear Diary: Jim Acosta Doesn’t Waste His Chance to Cause a Scene in the Briefing Room

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 19:27
Check out the link to the full post here from NewsBusters! After what must have been a insanely painful 42 days for the White House press corps, Monday afternoon featured a White House press briefing and, needless to day, carnival barker, CNN chief White House correspondent, and infamous newsman Jim Acosta made sure to make this briefing count.

Pelosi, Schumer on Trump’s New Border Wall Budget Request: ‘We Hope He Learned His Lesson’

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 19:14
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif., left) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (Photo: Getty Images, N.A.)

Iran Regime’s Hardline Policies Must Not Prevail

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 19:09
The appointment of Cleric Ebrahim Raisi as head of the Iranian judiciary on Thursday was met with wide-ranging international condemnation. Statements from groups such as Amnesty International have highlighted Raisi’s record as one of the most brutal figures in the modern history of Iranian jurisprudence, owing especially to his leading role in the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in the summer of 1988.

Rep. Liz Cheney: 'Absolutely Shameful' That Democratic Leadership Wouldn't Put Rep. Ilhan Omar's Name in Resolution

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 18:54
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that it was “absolutely shameful” that the Democratic leadership wouldn’t put Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) name in the resolution condemning anti-Semitism and remove her from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Rep. Katherine Clark: 'This White House is Attacking Women by Erasing Them'

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 18:42

Dem Calls for ‘ReproRights’ Section in Human Rights Report, Says Trump’s State Dep’t Trying to ‘Erase Women’

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 18:39
Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) called for a reproductive rights section to be added to the annual Human Rights Report and said that the Trump State Department is trying to “erase women” by taking reproductive rights out of its report.

73% of Young Adults Want Gov’t-Provided Universal Health Care; 79% Support Private Insurance

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 17:38
(Photo: Getty Images, N.A.) Even though nearly three-fourths of Millennials and Generation Z Americans say the U.S. government should provide universal health care, an even greater percentage say the government should allow private insurance.

Oregon Adopts Destructive Rent Control – First Such Statewide Law in US

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 16:53
Oregon’s legislature has passed the first statewide rent control law in the country, which Governor Kate Brown (D) signed into law. It will cap rent increases to inflation plus 7 percent for all units that are 15 years or older.

ABC, NBC Skip Handling of Sex Abuse Scandal in 2020 Dem’s Office

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 16:44
[See NewsBusters for more.] ABC and NBC on Monday skipped a brewing scandal over how 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand allegedly mishandled a sexual harassment case in her Senate office. Only CBS This Morning covered the story (for a scant 49 seconds).

NBC Hails ‘Firebrand’ Ocasio-Cortez, CBS Presses Dems on Socialism

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 16:36
Read the full article on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.