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Republicans Formally Gag Elizabeth Warren in the Senate

It’s known in the U.S. Senate as Rule 19, which can be invoked to bar a senator from debate if that senator has directly attacked another senator from the floor.

And Republicans have had enough of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, uber socialist from Massachusetts, and her claims that Sen. Jeff Sessions is a racist.

An official vote yesterday barred her from debating on his nomination as Attorney General.

Here’s more from Newsmax:

The Senate voted along party lines Tuesday night to silence Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren from breaking a Senate rule that prohibits any Senator from impugning another Senator during debate over the nomination of Alabama Republican Jeff Sessions as attorney general.

The Senate voted 49-43 along a party line vote to stop Warren from speaking, invoking Rule 19, which states, “No Senator in debate shall, directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator.”

Democrats objected, taking to the Senate floor — while supporters took to Twitter, saying Warren had been only quoting from Coretta Scott King, widow of civil rights icon the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Mr. Sessions has used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens in the district he now seeks to serve as a federal judge,” Coretta Scott King wrote in 1986 when Sessions was nominated by President Ronald Reagan for a federal judgeship.

But Texas Republican John Cornyn said it was not King’s words alone was not reason for objection that caused Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to object. It was also a quote from former Massachusetts Democrat Ted Kennedy, who, during Sessions’ ill-fated nomination, said Sessions was “a disgrace to the Justice Department, and he should withdraw his nomination and resign his position.”

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Watch: 5 Most Politicized Super Bowl Ads

Yesterday was Super Bowl Sunday which means iconic television commercials — including leftist grandstanding and political correctness. After their first ad got slapped down for being too ‘political’ [read: conservative], 84 Lumber decided to go left and promote illegal immigration.

Here’s more from Breitbart:

Construction materials company 84 Lumber’s advertisement featured a mother and daughter ostensibly journeying illegally from Latin America or Mexico to the United States. The ad shown during the Super Bowl cut off and directed viewers to the company’s website for the conclusion — the website had crashed shortly after the ad aired.

The final ad shows the mother and daughter walking through a large door of what appears be President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.

“The will to succeed is always welcome here,” reads the company’s tagline.

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Ivanka Trump Playing Key Role in WH Without Formal Title

Ivanka, the heir apparent to the Trump dynasty, has no formal title among the White House staff, but her power and influence are indisputable.

Here’s more from Newsmax:

She may have no official White House title. But Ivanka Trump already is proving that she is an unofficial power player.

This week, the first daughter joined President Donald Trump at a policy meeting with business executives and accompanied him on a trip to Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base Wednesday to honor the returning remains of a U.S. Navy SEAL killed in a raid in Yemen. She also hosted CEOs at her home to talk policy and used her influence behind the scenes at the White House.

These efforts have only underscored questions about the role Ivanka Trump, 35, expects to play after resigning executive positions with the Trump Organization and her own lifestyle brand to move to Washington. For now, though, it’s her husband who is officially working in the administration.

“My father will be president, and hopefully, I can be there to support him and to support those causes I’ve cared about my whole professional career,” Trump told ABC’s “20/20” last month.

Whatever Ivanka Trump does, it will likely be unprecedented. There are no models for a member of the first family with a prominent policy role on the outside — or a first daughter with this much influence on the inside.

Ivanka Trump has sought to halt speculation that she will serve as a fill-in first lady, which has only been heightened by Melania Trump’s decision to continue living in New York City, where son Barron goes to school. Ivanka Trump told “20/20” that “there is one first lady.” But joining the president on the somber trip to Dover was the kind of duty that would typically fall to the president’s spouse.

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SNAP: Woman ‘Angry Trump Is President’ Tries Running Over Cop

Liberals are literally freaking out over Donald Trump’s election and they’re losing their minds…

Here’s more from CBS:

A court date Friday for a Harwinton woman accused of trying to hit a police officer with her car Thursday in Burlington.

State police say 58-year-old Eileen Pierce tried to hit an officer directing traffic at a tree-trimming site on Route 69– allegedly driving her Subaru wagon directly at him, yelling out the window, and shaking her fist. The officer quickly got out of the way, and police say Pierce narrowly missed hitting a tree crew.

When Pierce was pulled over at the Burlington-Bristol line, troopers say she rambled for several minutes, saying she was upset with police and that officers are being murdered because they tend to abuse people’s rights — noting she was angry that Donald Trump is president.

Pierce was arrested on charges of second-degree attempted assault with a motor vehicle, first-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and failure to drive in the proper lane in a construction zone.

She was held overnight on $5,000 surety bond for arraignment in Bristol Superior Court.

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Congressional Republicans Move to Block Trump’s Border Wall

Political war has ignited over President Trump’s promise to build a border wall within weeks. But the return fire isn’t coming from the Democrats…

…it’s coming from moderate Republicans in the House and Senate balking on the cost of the wall.

Here’s more from Newsmax:

President Donald Trump is now facing resistance from his own party on his number one campaign pledge — erection of a border wall along Mexico, CNN reported.

When it comes down to the brass tacks, CNN reports congressional Republicans have one major problem with Trump’s wall – dollars and cents.

How, exactly, is Trump planning to pay for the estimated $12 billion to $15 billion it’ll take to build the wall?

“If you’re going to spend that kind of money, you’re going to have to show me where you’re going to get that money,” Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski told CNN. “I don’t see how you can get a bill like that through [Congress] without offsets. I don’t see how that’s possible.”

Trump has pledged that Mexico will pay for the wall one way or another, after the fact if not before.

While Mexico has repeatedly said it will not, House Republicans aren’t buying it either.

“It’s not a viable option,” Sen. John McCain told CNN.

So unless Trump’s plan carries with it spending cuts to offset the cost of the wall, Trump’s own party remains skeptical, not only on cost but effectiveness of keeping out bad hombres, too.

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GOOGLE Plays Nice but Calls for Impeachment of Trump

The uber lefties at the helm for Google got a little too comfortable with the influence they had in the Obama administration. And now they’re frustrated that’s been reduced to near-zero. So, of course, Trump’s gotta go.

Here’s more from Washington Times:

Google, or rather its parent company Alphabet, got used to dominating Washington under President Barack Obama’s rule. Perhaps, that’s why they’d like to see President Donald Trump impeached.

“Some of us may need to adopt Pence 2017 bumper stickers,” Google’s cofounder Sergey Brin joked at a company sponsored anti-Trump protest — the biggest demonstration from a Silicon Valley corporation this week — in response to Mr. Trump’s controversial immigration executive order.

More than 2,000 Google employees attended the protest on Monday, with it becoming a trending topic on Twitter with the hashtag #GooglersUnite. The rally came 24 hours after Google donated $2 million to the ACLU and Immigrant Legal Resource Center, to help fight Mr. Trump’s executive order, which was matched by $2 million in donations from Google employees.

The week prior, Google lawyers flooded the California office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, demanding she oppose Sen. Jeff Sessions’ confirmation as attorney general.

After investing millions ingraining itself within the Obama White House, Google is suddenly on the outside looking in with the Trump administration — and it clearly has Google rattled — protesting Mr. Trump in private, and then publicly trying to cozy up with him the next.

Eric Schmidt, Google’s former CEO and chair of Alphabet, has traveled to Trump Tower a least twice to meet with the president and his team, but hasn’t made any real progress.

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Betrayal: GOP Talk Shifting to ‘Repair’ of Obamacare

Don’t get too cozy with the all-Republican federal government in DC. Just when we thought there was a mandate to get rid of Obama’s dubious legacy, Republican politicos are already back-pedaling on promises to repeal Obamacare.

Here’s more from Newsmax:

Republicans are increasingly talking about repairing President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, a softening of tone that comes as their drive to fulfill a keystone campaign promise encounters disunity, drooping momentum and uneasy voters.

GOP lawmakers insist they’ve not abandoned their goal of repeal, though they face lingering disputes about whether that vote should come before, after or simultaneously with a replacement effort.

Republicans triumphantly shoved a budget through Congress three weeks ago that gave committees until Jan. 27 to write bills dismantling the law and substituting a Republican plan. Everyone knew that deadline meant little, but now leaders are talking about moving initial legislation by early spring.

And as the party struggles to translate its long-time political mantra into legislation that can pass Congress, some Republicans have started using gentler language.

“It’s repairing the damage Obamacare has caused. It’s more accurate” than repeal and replace, said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who chairs the Senate health committee. He notes that President Donald Trump and many Republicans want to keep popular pieces of the overhaul like requiring family policies to cover children up to age 26.

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Sarah Silverman Calls for Military Coup Against Trump

So far there’s no limit to the degree to which lefties will oppose Donald Trump’s administration. Now they’re calling openly for revolution via military coup. Had a conservative floated this idea under Obama, they’ve tried for treason.

Here’s more from DailyMail:

Millionaire comedian Sarah Silverman appeared to call for a military coup in a tweet last night, as protests against far-right Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos turned violent.

‘WAKE UP & JOIN THE RESISTANCE. ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US FASCISTS GET OVERTHROWN. MAD KING & HIS HANDLERS GO BYE BYE,’ Silverman wrote.

Later she added: ‘We’re all gonna die sounds so dire but we are though (all gonna die).’

Trump supporters and conservatives were quick to tear Silverman’s tweet to shreds, calling for her to be arrested for treason and even using anti-Semitic rhetoric against the Jewish stand-up comedian.

 

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IRS Moves To Revoke Passports For Unpaid Taxes

It may be time for President Trump to issue an executive order against the IRS if the agency gets its way with taxpayers. After year’s of illegal activity and obstruction of justice, the rogue agency now is threatening to stop U.S. citizens from leaving the country until they’ve paid their taxes.

Here’s more from Forbes.com:

President Trump’s executive order on travel may be generating big protests, but an IRS missive on travel and passports may not go down too well either. More than a year ago, in H.R.22, Congress gave the IRS a new weapon to collect taxes. Tax code Section 7345 is labeled, “Revocation or Denial of Passport in Case of Certain Tax Delinquencies.” The law isn’t limited to criminal tax cases, or even cases where the IRS thinks you are trying to flee. The idea of the law is to use travel as a way to enforce tax collections. It was proposed and rejected in 2012. But by late 2015, Congress passed it and President Obama signed it.

Now, over a year later, the IRS has finally released new details on its website. If you have seriously delinquent tax debt, IRS can notify the State Department. The State Department generally will not issue or renew a passport after receiving certification from the IRS. The IRS has not yet started certifying tax debt to the State Department. The IRS says certifications will begin in early 2017, and the IRS website will be updated to indicate when this process has been implemented.

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Trump Threatens to Cancel Berkeley Federal Funds After Riots

The campus of uber liberal Berkeley University in California erupted in flames and protests led by leftist students enraged over Breitbart guest speaker Milo Yiannopoulos. And President Trump is having no more of it.

Here’s more from Breitbart:

President Donald Trump reacted to the massive rioting at UC-Berkeley in response to a scheduled campus speech by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
“If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?” Trump wrote on Twitter early Thursday morning.

News of the rioting made cable news last night as students smashed ATMs and bank windows, looted a Starbucks, beat Trump supporters, pepper sprayed innocent individuals, and set fires in the street. Others spray painted the words “Kill Trump” on storefronts.

The speech was canceled by UC-Berkeley police as security failed. Yiannopoulos was evacuated from the area.

“The left is profoundly antithetical to free speech these days, does not want to hear alternative points of view, and will do anything to shut it down,” Yiannopoulos told Fox News host Tucker Carlson in an interview on Wednesday night. “My point is being proven over and over and over again.”

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