CNN Reporter Gets Tear Gassed, Can Barely Speak After Trump Protesters Cause Chaos in PHX (VIDEO)

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CNN reporter Gary Tuckman was at the wrong place, at the wrong time tonight, as he struggled to report what was happening on the ground after being tear gassed by Phoenix police.

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Source: Real Clear Politics

Real Clear Politics reports:

CNN’s Gary Tuckman, a correspondent on the ground in Phoenix, could barely speak to anchor Don Lemon after he got tear gassed.

“All of our faces are burning, all of our throats are burning,” Tuckman reported.

“There were some water bottles thrown at police and the next thing we felt were the burning tear gas,” he explained.

Earlier, another CNN reporter nearly got hit by the lit end of a smoke grenade after protesters chucked water bottles at the police.

From the scene:

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POTUS Trump: Democrats Have Vision of Total Socialism – Maybe a Step Beyond Socialism From What I See (VIDEO)

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Potus Trump held a massive rally Tuesday night in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Trump trashed the Democrat Party and their lack of ideas.
The president said the Democrat Party has moved beyond socialism.

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People’s Cube

President Trump: Their word is, “We resist!” They don’t resist. They obstruct. It’s all their good at. It’s all their good at. That’s all they do. On healthcare they have 48 Democrats. We got no votes. We got no votes. And by the way it would have been great healthcare for Arizona. It would have been great. So the Democrats have no ideas, no policy, no vision for the country, other than total socialism… and maybe frankly a step beyond socialism.

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Alan Dershowitz Defies Democrats: I’m Against Destroying Art and Statues “We’re Not the Taliban. We’re Not Stalin” (VIDEO)

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Attorney and author Alan Dershowitz condemned the Democratic Party’s jihad against Confederate statues and historic monuments.

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Dershowitz has defied the radical Democrats of late and their destructive behavior.

Alan Dershowitz: The debate about the statues is a very, very important and reasonable debate. We have to use it as an opportunity to educate our young people. Some of the statues were put up for very good and legitimate reasons. Others, not so much and maybe they should be moved to museums to where they can be explained to young students. I’m categorically against destroying any piece of art, any statue. We’re not the Taliban. We’re not Stalin. We don’t go around just destroying statues we disagree with. Some of the people who are trying to destroy statues are trying to destroy America.

The Taliban and ISIS are famous for destroying historic monuments.

Likewise Democrats are destroying historic markers today.
They won’t stop until Washington DC is renamed for Social Justice Warrior.

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Was USS John McCain Collision a Cyber Attack?=> Over 1 Million Counterfeit Parts From China Found in US Military Equipment

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On Monday the USS John S. McCain suffered serious damage to its hull when it was rammed by an oil tanker near Singapore.

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The seas were calm and the visibility was unrestricted at the time of the collision.
FOX News reported:

The seas were relatively calm, and visibility was unrestricted. The bow of the container ship, the Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal, slammed into the Fitzgerald’s right side above the waterline, quickly flooding several areas inside the ship, including a berthing, or sleeping, area.

Seven sailors drowned.

According to FOX News, the US military ordered an investigation to determine the factors behind the collision – including a review into the possibility of “cyber intrusion or sabotage.”

A senate investigation in 2012 found over one million counterfeit parts used in the US military.

CNN reported:

The results of a more-than-year-long Senate investigation into counterfeit parts being used in U.S. military equipment were released Monday and – as they had from the start – investigators are putting most of the blame on China.

“Our report outlines how this flood of counterfeit parts, overwhelmingly from China, threatens national security, the safety of our troops and American jobs,” said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which launched the investigation.

The probe began in March of 2011. But it was not easy for the committee staffers to conduct because the Chinese government refused to grant visas to committee staff to travel to mainland China as part of the investigation.

Last year, as the committee was still pushing for the visas, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, the committee’s rankling Republican, said, “It should be in Chinese interest not to have counterfeiting of these electronic parts going on because it would harm legitimate Chinese companies as well.”

The committee reviewed in detail approximately 1,800 cases of suspect counterfeit parts. All told, the 1,800 cases involved more than 1 million counterfeit parts.

The investigators dug through the supply chain for three types of suspected counterfeit parts on U.S. military aircraft:

  • The SH-60B is a Navy helicopter that hunts for enemy submarines and assists with surface warfare. The investigation found that a part that compromised the copter’s night-vision system contained counterfeit parts that investigators traced back to China.
  • The probe found counterfeit parts in the systems that tell pilots of the C-130 and C-27 cargo planes about the aircraft’s performances. The part could have caused those systems to go blank. Again the part in question was traced back to China.
  • The P8-A is a Navy version of the Boeing 737 used for anti-submarine warfare and other duties. The Navy is testing the aircraft now and intends to buy more than 100 of them. But the test planes contained a reworked part that never should have been on the airplane. The part was used but made to look new. The part, investigators found, originally came from China.

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Camping World Tells Trump Supporters to Shop Elsewhere — NASCAR Legend Mark Martin Cancels His $150K Order

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As Tom Franklin reported earlier, in recent weeks, several CEOs have distanced themselves from President Trump. Some have left advisory councils. Some have attacked President Trump in the press.

But few of them have businesses that serve President Trump’s core supporters.

Now, a CEO of a NASCAR sponsor has decided to tell Trump supporters to take their business elsewhere.

NESN Sports reported:

“Marcus Lemonis invites customers to take their RV and outdoor needs elsewhere. Close followers of NASCAR know Lemonis, CEO of Camping World, is a major player in the sport. His brand is the title sponsor of the truck racing series, while its subsidiary Overton’s has sponsored multiple races and cars this season. With that in mind, NASCAR chairman Brian France — a vocal Donald Trump supporter — might want to watch his words.

Amid the flood of CEOs rushing to distance themselves from Trump after the U.S. president’s wishy-washy denunciation of white supremacy last weekend, Lemonis issued some of the harshest remarks yet. In an appearance Wednesday on CNBC’s ‘Power Lunch,’ Lemonis invited people who supported Trump’s comments to shop elsewhere. ‘There’s no doubt that there is probably not many consumers in this country today that are in favor of what has been said in the last couple days — and if they are, frankly, don’t shop at my business,’ Lemonis said, per CNBC.com.”

That was a BIG MISTAKE!
NASCAR driver Mark Martin honored their request and announced he just cancelled a $150,000 order with the company.
Via The Donald Reddit:
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Good for Mark Martin!
Stupid liberals.

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Trump’s loyalty put to test in GOP primaries

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With Scott Bland, Kevin Robillard and Daniel Strauss

The following newsletter is an abridged version of Campaign Pro’s Morning Score. For an earlier morning read on exponentially more races — and for a more comprehensive aggregation of the day’s most important campaign news — sign up for Campaign Pro today. (http://www.politicopro.com/proinfo)

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WITH HIM OR AGAINST HIM — “Republicans’ primary litmus test: Trump loyalty,” by Campaign Pro’s Kevin Robillard: “Taxes, spending and even health care have taken a back seat to the most potent new litmus test in Republican primaries: allegiance to President Donald Trump. Even as the president spars with members of his own party and his approval rating has plummeted to historic lows, Republican Senate campaigns across the country are preparing to use instances of disloyalty to Trump to bludgeon primary opponents who’ve gotten on the wrong side of the president. Loyalty to Trump has quickly become the most potent issue within the Republican base, according to a dozen candidates and strategists immersed in 2018 races. It has already put Sens. Jeff Flake and Dean Heller under pressure in their states, sparked bickering between GOP candidates in two of Republicans’ top 2018 targets, Indiana and West Virginia, and sunk one candidate running for Alabama’s open Senate seat.” Full story.

CASH RACE — FIRST IN SCORE — DSCC raises $3.5 million in July: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $3.5 million in July and has $18.5 million on hand. “Our generous supporters are doing everything they can to make sure we stop their harmful agenda — and that includes making sure Democrats have the resources to fight back next fall,” DSCC executive director Mindy Myers said.

— DCCC tops NRCC fundraising totals in July: The DCCC brought in $6.2 million to the NRCC’s $3.8 million during July, per FEC filings. But the NRCC has more cash on hand with just under $35 million, while the DCCC has nearly $23 million.

— “RNC raises millions more than DNC in July,” via The Hill’s Ben Kamisar: “The Republican National Committee expanded its massive fundraising lead over the Democratic National Committee in July as the Democrats posted their worst July haul in a decade. The DNC raised just $3.8 million in July, compared to the $10.2 million raised by the RNC in the same month. While the GOP has no debt, the DNC added slightly to its debt in July, which now sits at $3.4 million.” Full story.

— “Vice President Mike Pence is heading to California to raise money with Kevin McCarthy,” via The Los Angeles Times. Full story.

EARLY POLLING DATA — GOP poll shows Missouri Republicans want competition for Hawley: A poll of Missouri GOP primary voters found 55 percent want Attorney General Josh Hawley to run against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, and 45 percent don’t. Even if he does, 72 percent would like him to face competition in the primary and about 50 percent believe he would be vulnerable to political attacks focused on him using his position as attorney general as a stepping stone. JTD Strategies conducted the poll of 1,022 likely GOP primary voters, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. Full results here.

BATTLEGROUND: MIDWEST — Trump approval in mid-30s in NBC/Marist polls of Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin: President Donald Trump’s approval is well underwater in three key battleground states with Senate and governor’s races in 2018. Trump’s approval stands at 36/55 among registered voters in Michigan, 35/54 in Pennsylvania and 34/56 in Wisconsin. Trump also has a net negative approval among non-college whites in the polls of Michigan and Wisconsin, though he is slightly above-water (44/42) among that group in Pennsylvania.

— Democrats have early double-digit leads on the generic congressional ballot in all three states. They lead Republicans 48-35 in Michigan, 47-37 in Pennsylvania and 46-38 in Wisconsin. The splits among college/non-college whites are enormous in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. In Pennsylvania, where Democrats are attacking GOP-held seats in the Philadelphia suburbs, white college grads say they want a Democratic Congress 55 percent to 35 percent. But Republicans also hope to target Democratic Rep. Matt Cartwright in the working-class 17th District, and non-college Pennsylvania whites want GOP control, 45 percent to 37 percent. See the poll results here.

Days until the 2017 election: 78.

Days until the 2018 election: 442.

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FIRST IN SCORE — American Action Network airs ads on tax reform: American Action Network is airing ads on CNN and releasing a mobile billboard ahead of Speaker Paul Ryan‘s live town hall Monday night to promote the “need for meaningful tax reform that will lower rates for working families and small businesses,” per a statement from the group. Watch the national cable ad here.

NEW THIS MORNING — WEB WARS — Clean Air Moms Action hits five states with digital buy: The environmental group is up with a $250,000 digital ad buy targeting five states to urge Congress not to support the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA) and the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (REINS) Act, “two bills that threaten life-saving consumer protections that keep our air and water clean, our food and workplaces safe and our families healthy,” per a statement from the group. The ad will air in Missouri, Indiana, Montana, Florida and Virginia. Watch the ad here.

ALABAMA RUNOFF POLL — Moore leads Strange: A new JMC Analytics poll released Sunday found former Alabama Judge Roy Moore leading Sen. Luther Strange in the Republican primary runoff for Senate. Fifty-one percent of respondents said they would vote for Moore if the election were held today, while 32 percent said they would vote for Strange. Another 17 percent said they were undecided. See the full results here.

CHARLOTTESVILLE FALLOUT — “Charlottesville and Trump’s Response Reshape Virginia Gubernatorial Race,” by The New York Times’ Jonathan Martin: “ … The gubernatorial race in this swing state was already set to be the next big test of the nation’s politics, its results inevitably to be read as a harbinger for the 2018 midterm elections and President Trump’s fate. But the events last weekend in one of its historical centers — in the city that Thomas Jefferson called home and on the university campus that he designed and founded — ensure that the nation’s highest-profile campaign this fall will also be fought in part along the highly combustible lines of racial politics.” Full story.

SCOTUS WATCH — Texas appeals redistricting ruling, legislature will not redraw maps: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday started the appeal process of the U.S. district court ruling that overturned two of the state’s congressional districts. In the filing, the state asked for a temporary reprieve from redrawing its maps and said that Gov. Greg Abbott will not call a special legislative session to redistrict. The district court denied the motion to stay and asked the parties to the suit to start the process of submitting new maps for consideration. Next up we’ll see if the Supreme Court decides to hear the appeal — and whether it stops the redrawing process in the meantime.

— MEANWHILE — Former assistant U.S. attorney Jay Hulings is the second major Dem to jump into GOP Rep. Will Hurd’s TX-23, via the San Antonio Express-News: Hulings is the son of two CIA agents, “whose prosecutorial résumé includes the recent Crystal City corruption case that resulted in the convictions of former City Manager James Jonas and former Mayor Ricardo Lopez. … Hulings is also a friend and former law-school classmate of Julián and Joaquin Castro, and his political team will basically be the Castro campaign team.” He joins a Democratic primary with Gina Ortiz Jones, a former intelligence officer who launched her campaign earlier this month. Full story.

2018 WATCH — “Republican strategist has new Idaho political funding group” by the Associated Press’ Kimberlee Kruesi: “A top Republican strategist and fundraiser has quietly launched a new political action committee in Idaho, but he is not revealing which candidate or measure will receive his support in the 2018 election, according to documents filed with secretary of state’s office. GOP operative Carl Forti filed the paperwork to create Building Idaho’s Future, Inc. on Aug. 8. The group has not yet had to submit a campaign disclosure report, meaning there is no information that has been made public about the group’s donors or contributions. … In Idaho, political committees must file documents with the state so they can start collecting contributions and and spend money but are not required in those documents to identify specifically who or what they support.” Full story.

— “Kansas lawmaker Jim Ward announces gubernatorial run,” by the Associated Press: “A top Democratic legislator, House Minority Leader Jim Ward, announced Saturday that he is joining a crowded field of candidates seeking to replace Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. Ward, an attorney from Wichita, has been an outspoken opponent of Brownback’s agenda, particularly tax cuts pushed by the governor.” Full story.

— “McCaskill reaching out to rural Missouri ahead of election,” by The Associated Press’s Summer Ballentine: “Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is spending the August recess trekking through Republican strongholds in rural Missouri as she gears up for what’s expected to be a fierce battle for a third term. Missouri has shifted even further to the right since the former state auditor joined the Senate in 2007. Republicans haven’t lost a statewide race since 2012 when McCaskill won her second term, and they haven’t lost a presidential race for more than two decades.” Full story.

TREND WATCH — “More GOP lawmakers bucking their party on climate change,” by POLITICO California’s David Siders: “While President Donald Trump continues to dismantle Obama-era climate policies, an unlikely surge of Republican lawmakers has begun taking steps to distance themselves from the GOP’s hard line on climate change. The House Climate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan backwater when it formed early last year, has more than tripled in size since January, driven in part by Trump’s decision in June to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. And last month, 46 Republicans joined Democrats to defeat an amendment to the annual defense authorization bill that would have deleted a requirement that the Defense Department prepare for the effects of climate change. The willingness of some Republicans to buck their party on climate change could help burnish their moderate credentials ahead of the 2018 elections.” Full story.

STATE BY STATE — Club for Growth launches new Senate super PACs: “Two GOP donors have poured money into the Club for Growth’s new state-specific federal super PAC in Ohio, part of a new campaign finance strategy the Republican group plans to replicate around the country in 2018. CFG Action Ohio filed its second campaign finance report Friday, showing a $250,000 donation from Republican megadonor Richard Uihlein. The group has almost $490,000 on hand after raising another quarter-million dollars from Missouri Republican donor David Humphreys in June.” Full story.

— “After decisive role in 2016 election, pressure’s on Nevada Latino voters to stay engaged in 2018,” by The Nevada Independent’s Michelle Rindels and Luz Gray: “It translates to ‘If we don’t vote, we’re going to lose. If we keep losing, those that will be left on the corners are those that we love most in the world.’ And it’s a sentiment that’s especially meaningful for Nevada’s Hispanic voters, who are credited with putting now-Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and Hillary Clinton over the top in 2016 but are projected to stay home at a higher rate during a sleepier midterm.” Full story.

ADMINISTRATION SPEED READ — “White House Bracing for an Angry Reception in Phoenix,” by The New York Times’ Noah Weiland and Maggie Haberman: “Officials in the White House and in Arizona are bracing for a furious reception to President Trump’s campaign rally in Phoenix this week, amid the fallout from his comments faulting “both sides” for racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Va. Of particular concern for some officials is the prospect that Mr. Trump may be planning to announce a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., who became an avatar for hard-line policies with his roundups of undocumented immigrants. Some of Mr. Trump’s advisers worry that a pardon could deepen the racial wounds exposed in the last week and compound the president’s political problems.” Full story.

CODA — QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I don’t have any plans to do anything like that. I’m rooting for him to get it together.” — Ohio Gov. John Kasich on a possible 2020 GOP primary challenge to Trump, POLITICO reported.

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PETITION Started to Remove Sen. Chappelle-Nadal From Office — AND Arrest Her

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Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal hoped for the assassination of President Trump in a Facebook comment on Thursday then deleted it in a panic.

She even acknowledged she would get a visit from the Secret Service for her comment.

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Maria Chappelle-Nadal’s Facebook comment was so egregious that even ABC News reported on the story.

Then on Thursday Chappelle-Nadal tweeted out a Holocaust threat to Jewish Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.

On Friday Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Parsons told Senator Chappelle-Nadal to step down or be removed from office.

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Now this…
Maria Chappelle-Nadal finally issued a tearful apology on Sunday in a Facebook interview that streamed live.

Chappelle-Nadal said her judge and her jury is my Lord Jesus Christ.

Now this…
A petition was launched on Change.org to remove Maria Chapppelle-Nadal from office AND arrest her.

The petition already has over 9,000 signatures.
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From the petition.

This Senator has clearly become unhinged in her duties and it is clear by her latest stunt not able to continue to serve in her post. If she would step down on her own I would not need to put this petition in place but she refuses to get off the payroll. We cannot allow someone here in Missouri to continue to represent this great state of ours, threaten fellow colleagues and above all else threaten and wish for the assassination of our President. I ask you today to join with me in signing this petition for her removal from Missouri’s State Senate! Thank you!

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Mitch McConnell Takes Another Veiled Shot at POTUS TRUMP Over Fake News

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Which side are you on, Mitch? Don’t answer that. We, the people, already know you don’t stand with President Trump.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took yet another veiled shot at President Trump. This time, McConnell took issue with the term “fake news,” used frequently by the President and his ardently supportive base. 

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POLITICO reports:

Trump has consistently hammered media organizations for their critical coverage of both his candidacy and his presidency, accusing them of putting out “fake news” — an accusation that has become a rallying cry for his supporters. His latest salvo came Monday morning when he retweeted a message about “fake news” attacks against him, writing, “Thank you, the very dishonest Fake News Media is out of control!”

But when asked on Monday about where he gets his news, McConnell — who has been the target of Trump’s ire in recent weeks — said he has no trouble finding reliable sources.

“What I do every morning — there a couple of services I look at that gives me a synopsis of articles,” McConnell said. “It is my view that most news is not fake. But I do try to look at a variety of sources.”

Recently, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a group of voters at a Kentucky Rotary Club gathering that President Trump’s “excessive expectations” are harming Congress’ ability to salvage its awful reputation and get things done. McConnell vented about the President’s political inexperience, complaining Trump’s focus on short timelines don’t reflect what Congress can actually accomplish.

ABC News reports:

Speaking at a Rotary Club gathering in Kentucky on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vented about how President Donald Trump’s lack of political experience has led to him setting “excessive expectations” for legislative priorities.

McConnell, R-Ky., told the group in Florence that he found it “extremely irritating” that Congress has earned the reputation of not accomplishing anything.

“Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven’t done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things need to be done by a certain point,” said McConnell, a Republican and the state’s senior senator.

Trump, a political newcomer, as McConnell noted, has a habit of declaring progress on major priorities that do not necessarily reflect the reality of lawmaking.

For example, as the House was in the midst of negotiations about its Obamacare replacement bill in February, Trump announced that Congress was in the “final stages” of its bill and said it would be ready for “submitting” in March. While the House bill was unveiled in March, that chamber didn’t vote on it until May, and health care votes continued until the end of July.

That sort of disconnect has led to Trump’s expressing disappointment when bills — chief among them health care reform — fail to end up on his desk, even though, as with health care, the political reality indicated all along how difficult it was going to be to pass legislation.

“Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before. And I think he had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process,” McConnell told the group. “So part of the reason I think people feel we’re underperforming is because too many artificial deadlines — unrelated to the reality of the complexity of legislating — may not have been fully understood.”

Things are much worse McConnell undercutting the President – he flat out rejects his agneda as the best set of policies to adance the United States, according to Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX).

Gohmert went on with Varney and Co. to discuss the Trump agenda following Steve Bannon’s absence in the White House.

Gohmert told the FBN audience that Speaker Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are “slow-walking” President Trump’s agenda that they don’t like.

Rep. Gohmert: If you look back before the election Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell were totally opposed to the things that got Donald Trump elected. And I told the president back in June, you are being slow-walked. We are being slow-walked. This is exactly what happened in 2005. Dennis Hastert and Bill Frisk, you know they were kind of OK with reforming Social Security but they really didn’t want the heavy lift. They slow-walked everything… I’m telling you that is exactly the way some of our leadership is thinking again. We’re going to eke by.

Via Varney and Co.:

 

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