close Video Mueller's Russia probe, 1 year later: Where's the evidence? One year after Special Counsel Robert Mueller began his Russia collusion investigation, has any evidence surfaced that benefits Democrats? #Tucker As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe hits the one-year mark Thursday, Republicans in midterm elections have started to see an opportunity to use the Trump controversy to their advantage – by appealing to voters tired of the never-ending investigation. Candidates in some GOP primaries this year already have worked to woo Trump supporters by arguing it’s time to end the Russia probe. Other Republicans are likely to follow suit amid a sense of Mueller investigation fatigue. “I think you could see others embrace that messaging because the states that are up in 2018 on the Senate side are super red,” one Republican strategist involved in the midterms told Fox News. Whether the message has appeal beyond a Republican … [Read more...] about Never-ending Russia probe could fuel GOP’s midterm message
House Speaker Paul Ryan offered President Donald Trump a plan that would let House legislators vote for an amnesty — and then vote against a bill containing Trump’s big three immigration reforms, sources tell Breitbart News. The retiring Speaker offered the debate plan on Tuesday to counter the group of 20-plus pro-migration GOP representatives who are pushing for an amnesty via a discharge petition. The discharge petition would schedule a “Queen of the Hill” debate around four bills which would ensure passage of an amnesty bill for at least 2 million ‘DACA’ illegals. Ryan also wants an amnesty, and his plan, sources said Wednesday, leverages the discharge-petition push to persuade Trump to allow his four-part package of immigration reforms to be split into a proposed amnesty bill and a three-part reform bill. That Ryan two-bill split would allow roughly 40 business-first GOP legislators to vote for an amnesty and allow them to … [Read more...] about Ryan Sketches Plan for Amnesty Bill to Mollify Business-First GOP
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi weighed in Wednesday on the ongoing attempt by pro-amnesty Republicans to join with Democrats and force a vote on legalizing millions of illegal aliens. Depending on the unity of the Democratic caucus, between 25 and 30 Republicans are needed to force the vote over the stated opposition of the GOP House leadership, including outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, in a parliamentary maneuver known as a “discharge petition.” As Pelosi sees it, there are enough pro-amnesty Republicans to accomplish this. The only thing holding some Republicans back from capitulation is a desire for Ryan to appear like he is still in control by introducing the amnesty himself. “They’re close to the number, [and] the prediction is that they will get the number,” Pelosi said at a Capitol press briefing, according to the Hill. “But in order to save face for the Speaker, [they want to] let him have it his discretion to bring it … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi: Holdout Pro-Amnesty GOP Reps Are Just Letting Lame-Duck Paul Ryan ‘Save Face’
POLITICS 05/16/2018 08:26 pm ET Somehow, the farm bill may hinge on immigration. By Matt Fuller and Arthur Delaney WASHINGTON ― With GOP support for a farm bill wavering among moderates and conservatives, Republican leaders are facing a dilemma that may force them into a deal this week to at least temporarily kill a discharge petition on immigration ― or not. House Freedom Caucus leaders emerged Tuesday night with a plan for more than a dozen members to withhold support for the farm bill until leaders agreed to vote on the so-called Goodlatte bill, a hawkish immigration measure authored by Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chairman of the judiciary committee. Republican immigration advocates are using the Goodlatte bill as a vehicle to get a vote on a plan addressing the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals immigration program that Democrats would support. But members of the Freedom Caucus, seeing how close the chamber is to getting a vote on a … [Read more...] about Facing Farm Bill Vote Problems, GOP Leaders May Have To Make A Deal
Expect Gov. Mark Dayton to quickly veto a tax code overhaul the Republican-led Legislature approved this week. It likely won’t be the Democratic governor’s only veto as divided state government in St. Paul works through the final days of the legislative session. “It’s difficult; I don’t know what to do at this point,” Sen. Paul Gazelka, the Republican majority leader, said Wednesday after learning of the governor’s veto promise and watching a proposal to borrow money to improve state infrastructure fail because of a lack of Democratic support. “We are going to work toward a solution, I just don’t know what it is yet.” Dayton has vowed to block bills from becoming law if they contain things he opposes. He’s also insisted the Legislature include $138 million in one-time school funding in any broad agreement that wraps up the legislative session set to conclude May 21. “There’s plenty of money available to do … [Read more...] about MN GOP sends Gov. Mark Dayton tax code overhaul. He’s promised a veto.