Several Republicans senators and White House officials met on Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning to develop a pathway forward on a paid family leave plan, a top priority of President Donald Trump and an opportunity for a bipartisan populist victory for both sides in politics. A Senate GOP aide told Breitbart News that Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), a Louisiana Republican who is currently drafting legislation to address the issue, hosted Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Todd Young (R-IN), as well as Trump’s daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka Trump, to discuss a pathway forward on paid family leave.“This meeting was scheduled a week ago and will bring together key members of the Senate who are pushing to make progress this year on a proposal that has unified Republican support,” the Senate GOP aide told Breitbart News. It was put on the calendar in the wake of President Trump’s State of the Union address, where the president became the … [Read more...] about GOP Senators, White House Officials Huddle About Paid Family Leave
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WASHINGTON ― After squashing a small revolt in her own caucus around Thanksgiving, Nancy Pelosi reclaimed the House speakership Thursday, becoming the first politician in 58 years to take back the gavel.Pelosi’s path back to House speaker wasn’t easy. Part of the reason Republicans were able to win back the House majority in 2010 was through a “Fire Pelosi” campaign that made her toxic in some Republican-leaning districts, and Republicans have run on a similar playbook for every election since, including in 2018.A number of freshman Democrats made promises during the campaign to not support Pelosi if they were elected to Congress.But Pelosi was able to quell a revolt from about a dozen and a half Democrats who were already in Congress. She was able to frame the opposition as misogynist. (Her supporters started the hashtag #FiveWhiteGuys to describe the opposition, even though it wasn’t only white men opposing her and there were more than five.)She … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi elected speaker of the House
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........We can summarize 2018 in two words:It boofed.We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid.ADVERTISEMENTSkipAs was 2018.In spades. Syndicated columnist and comedian Dave Barry, of Miami, performs as apart of the South Beach Comedy Festival at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach, Fla., Thursday Jan. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Mitchell Zachs/HO)What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, manmade atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes … [Read more...] about Dave Barry: Can you believe it?
Lil Wayne performs at the Oakland Arena during the I Am Still Music Tour on Sunday, April 24, 2011 in Oakland, Calif.(Aric Crabb/Staff) **FILE PHOTO** (NYT27) NEWARK, N.J. -- June 9, 2008 -- LIL-WAYNE-NOTEBOOK-3-- Lil Wayne performs in Newark, N.J., in this Feb. 26, 2008 file photo. Wayne has a much-delayed album, "Tha Carter III," due out Tuesday, June 10, 2008, which the label is pushing as the record that will finally make him a pop star. (Rahav Segev/The New York Times) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Recording artist Lil Wayne meets fans and celebrates his contemporary street wear apparel brand TRUKFIT at his hometown Macy's. Rapper Lil Wayne performs on stage at the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord, Calif. on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) Rapper Lil Wayne performs on stage at the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord, Calif. on Friday, August 30, 2013. Artist Lil Wayne attends Game Two of the Western Conference … [Read more...] about Cardi B? Lauren Daigle? Lil Wayne? The top album of 2018 is …
Republican leaders are expected to drop a political stinker on President Donald Trump by mid-December: a donor-backed amendment that would allow investors to import more college-graduates from India to take jobs now held by American college graduates. The GOP-run amendment puts 300,000 imported Indian temporary workers and 300,000 of their family members on a fast-track to green-cards, Americans’ jobs, citizenship, and the ballot box — but it provides no benefits to middle-class Americans.The GOP amendment would provide Democratic-leaning donors with more imported white-collar workers, more temporary workers, more profits, and higher stock values — but it provides nothing to help the GOP win the 2020 election. Yet the little-known amendment “is very much alive,” a source told Breitbart News. The amendment is hidden in House’s 2019 draft budget plan for the Department of Homeland Security. Reporters have almost entirely ignored the amendment … [Read more...] about DHS Opposes GOP’s Stealth Bill to Outsource College Graduate Jobs