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Mark Kirk sure sounding like a yes on Loretta Lynch. Tells me repeatedly she did "quite well" in their mtg, tho wouldn't clarify his vote.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker29 airstrikes conducted yesterday by U.S. forces against ISIS targets in Iraq/Syria yesterday, 17 of which were near Tikrit
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRand said votes show there are two camps in 2016 field. One that cares about debt; the other that lacks "courage." http://t.co/nF1eBbxtcg
Retweeted by David M. DruckerOfficials: US considers letting Iran run centrifuges at fortified underground bunker. (Deletes reference to 'nuclear' centrifuges.)
Retweeted by David M. Drucker.@SpeakerBoehner has invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to address a joint meeting of Congress on April 29
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @michaelpfalcone: Aaron Schock says farewell to Congress on the same day PBS announced the end of "Downton Abbey" http://t.co/wNjv7Dyuh4
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@donaldpack52 @HotlineJosh Even the president says "no deal" is better than a "bad deal." So I'll assume he thinks there are options@charlescou Nice of you to say. I always enjoy our discussionsAfter years of the Senate jamming the House, doc fix seems to have given House a chance to jam the Senate (Ds, at least)
Retweeted by David M. DruckerBreaking: If Iran agrees to halt nuclear weapons development, U.S. to consider allowing Tehran to continue nuclear weapons developmentWe are so stupid RT @AP: BREAKING: Officials: US considers letting Iran run nuclear centrifuges at fortified underground bunker.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRand Paul now wants more defense spending. Welcome back to the old GOP. http://t.co/U4thIreL4o http://t.co/VE6ElUxDV9
Retweeted by David M. DruckerFinal tally on Hous SGR/CHIP vote: 392-37 Yeas: 212 Rs, 180 Ds Nays: 33 Rs, 4 Ds Over to Senate, where passage certain timing uncertain.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker“@ZekeJMiller: LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Officials: US considers letting Iran run nuclear centrifuges at fortified underground bunker.”“@rollcall: House Passes Medicare "doc fix" 392-37 http://t.co/Xg7wnh9a9J #alert@charlescou The Defense Hawks might be wrong but they do have values. Their highest value in this budget was increasing Defense spending@charlescou Everything in politics always negotiable unless everyone thinks alike and no one disagrees with anyone. You've got to get votes@charlescou Their view is that they're prioritizing based on not being able to get everything they want.“@StewSays: Pace yourselves. #budget” // He's such a kidder this one@charlescou There are different viewpoints. Defense hawks believe its imperative to get more $$ to Pentagon given world events.Senator @BenSasse on #docfix: my GOP colleagues are doing more harm than good http://t.co/yKM5Tg4167 #leadership #haction #pay4docfix
Retweeted by David M. DruckerHouse Republicans pass a budget & now on verge of long-term bipartisan Medicare doc fix. Not what I might have predicted a week ago.Can @JebBush Assuage GOP Hawks without Sounding Like Bush 43? It Don't Come Easy. @mattklewis via http://t.co/o7jbBqsKYg
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @ajjaffe: Cruz makes 1st NH hire with Guinta aide Ethan Zorfas: http://t.co/buaO6dGG136-0-0 RT @ahrferrier: @KG_Smith @StewSays Over 600 amendments filed! Going to be fun!!!RT @JohnCornyn: VOTE-O-RAMA begins at noon: 62 amendments to proposed Budget have already been disposed of in Senate#ORSen RT @jmhattem: Ron Wyden is in trouble from the left over trade, and may end up facing a primary over it http://t.co/K4XYLWbPj8
Retweeted by David M. Drucker=> “@YahooNews: Is there enough big money to fuel Ted Cruz’s presidential hopes? http://t.co/TxTp1bGA5y by @meredithshiner @YahooPolitics@TheINDYpundit @JebBush Meant to say - you didn't come off as disagreeable & I'm happy to debate in any event@TheINDYpundit @JebBush Not disagreeable. Understood@BaltimoreBlues No argument. I'm just telling one particular story and examining one dynamic w/ one candidate.@BaltimoreBlues The college GOP event he attended was not w/ bussed in astroturf. I'm aware of that end of things & know the difference@TheINDYpundit @JebBush This is very true. Not arguing. Just making some additional observations.With many GOP 2016'ers in 40s/50s & new generation, @JebBush stands apart yet still might connect w/ younger voters: http://t.co/t9kU3PQabE.@JebBush's PAC has also packed restaurants to overflow capacity for small dollar fundraisers 4 young professionals: http://t.co/t9kU3PQabEDuring CPAC, @JebBush was the biggest draw among 2016 contenders who attended meet-&-greets w/ college Republicans: http://t.co/t9kU3PQabE…Yet @JebBush so far has shown signs of popularity among the 18-34 year-old voting bloc: http://t.co/t9kU3PQabE.@JebBush = elder statesman among 2016 contenders - both age & generationally... http://t.co/t9kU3PQabERT @AlexConant: Tom Cotton & Marco Rubio make argument for defense spending in new op-ed on http://t.co/tuhsBaXs4g http://t.co/8ZFISikIt6RT @ZekeJMiller: Rand Paul Proposes Boosting Defense Spending | TIME http://t.co/No2tLzNmNn.@JebBush & younger voters: A match made in heaven? http://t.co/t9kU3PQabE
“@politico: Menendez, facing DOJ indictment, undecided on Lynch: http://t.co/S4Ow52BKeE@TPCarney beat hate voicemail ever“@DavidEspoAP: Peace breaks out among House Republicans. http://t.co/np4dSjTweh” // Dogs & cats#Saudi-led military coalition declares# Yemen’s airspace as “restricted area.” http://t.co/dqKrn63Srf
Retweeted by David M. Drucker“@jbendery: Until this week, I would have said a unicorn sighting was more likely than a major Boehner/Pelosi deal. http://t.co/uPPEqnsVmbU.S. is "providing support" for #Saudi Arabia in the current operation in #Yemen - Official
Retweeted by David M. DruckerStep two for Republican governing competence, conferencing the House budget w/ whatever Senate GOP can pass, assuming they pass.House GOP passes a budget.From 2014: @stephenfhayes on how the Obama administration’s story on Bergdahl fell apart http://t.co/3i91sacLeg
Retweeted by David M. DruckerALERT: Michigan's unemployment rate drops below 6% for the first time in 14 years.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerBREAKING: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, his attorney tells CNN
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@stephenfhayes @HotlineJosh #DetailsDetails@mikememoli @BDayspring The mattress tag thing made me laugh. … But obvi it can't be true. Cruz wasn't on it while wife was at GoldmanRT @BDayspring: LOL: “Man who hates mattress tag, leaves tag on mattress!” http://t.co/OmCRAjeWUQRT @daveweigel: Mitch McConnell will not be at Rand Paul’s April 7 launch, as, per spox, he is not doing any presidential campaigning.My opponent's budget will bring death & pestilence. My budget = unicorns & fairy dustRubio says his support for GOP budget may depend on approval of his amendment raising defense spending to "Gates level."
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@IshYimini I use all of those interchangeably. I hate writing 'deal to limit…' because that's a misnomer when you look at the details.McCaskill says she'll support the House Medicare deal, expresses confidence that enough Senate Dems will come around.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerUh... the U.S. and Iranian campaigns against ISIS appear ready to merge to become one http://t.co/nJD4wB7j7V http://t.co/7414h8gfW7
Retweeted by David M. DruckerNJ GOP Reps. Lance, Garrett & MacArthur want federal fund withheld unless Cuba turns over Joanne Chesimard, convicted of killing NJ trooper
Retweeted by David M. DruckerMT @WSJ: Breaking: Yemen's pres has fled Aden by boat after militants drew closer to the port city, officials said. http://t.co/YBZJxRqAvH@IshYimini No disagreement but in some of these stories I just shorthand.@IshYimini No, I did.@jonward11 @ThePlumLineGS "Even @ThePlumLineGS says..."Obama 'Ready to Sign' Bipartisan Doc Fix http://t.co/6S0o6NpXbI
Retweeted by David M. Drucker.@marcorubio drills down on parameters for canceling #Iran deal if he's elected president: http://t.co/X2fKqanxQb h/t @hughhewitt@Maggyw519 @lachlan Evil? Really?Cruz signing up for Obamacare actually strengthens his rhetorical position. He's suffering with the rest of America, he might say.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerA senator went up to Corker, essentially to say they wouldn't support his Iran bill. "I'm sorry, third strike." https://t.co/OEZVlZR4Uj
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@timkmak @meredithshiner Convenient excuses@IshYimini Will examine closerMy @Uber_DC driver this morning told me some drivers refuse to give passengers 5-star ratings unless they tip in cash. Is this a thing now?
Retweeted by David M. DruckerListen to this tweet RT @dcexaminer: Read @PaulPaulRyan's op-ed this morning http://t.co/ClfRVxoZm8
Retweeted by David M. DruckerUnlike his earlier travels, @JohnKasich's trips these days feature campaign-style events http://t.co/KNf4JHgzyt
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@IshYimini @ByronYork @JebBush Such as? (Just asking)@OKnox @daveweigel That Jerome Brown quote was apropos of nothing, you just reminded me of it & any excuse I have to tweet it. I do.@daveweigel @OKnox "Did the Japanese sit down & have dinner w/ Pearl Harbor before they bombed them?" -late great Jerome BrownLindsey Graham offered a hint last week that GOP deficit hawks will be the ultimate losers of the budget fight http://t.co/eo2xYb44C0
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@OKnox @daveweigel "They all laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round..."@JeffreyKStewart @ByronYork @JebBush @NRO Baker's never been a fan.James Baker goes to J Street, @JebBush writes in @NRO: http://t.co/MZeCiTQOa6RT @McCormickJohn: Chris Christie Returns to Town Halls as Polls Show Appeal Sagging http://t.co/GapVoS1uAA by @tdopp@BobCusack 1 & 2 are at least plausible as long as those two organizations continue to exist. 3 is like arguing w/ gravityRT @AP: BREAKING: Germanwings CEO: Plane victims included 72 German citizens, 35 Spaniards, 2 Americans..@nationaljournal now has a page for each major WH candidate, w/ travel tracker, polls, fundraising, and latest news: http://t.co/hiPNuFSqOp
Retweeted by David M. DruckerICYMI: In South Carolina, @GrahamBlog doing better than expected but hardly dominating his home state field: http://t.co/IJKHyOrtf2
@michaelbeck @hughhewitt No worries but thanks for letting me clear up. @danbalz is a mentor to most of us, whether he's aware or not.AARP opposes Medicare bill which reduces its profits http://t.co/oBu7TLQQtS
Retweeted by David M. Drucker“@MichaelLaRosaDC: Trump tells FOX that he will "self-fund" if he runs for President”@michaelbeck @danbalz @washingtonpost @hughhewitt @dcexaminer David BRODER. was an amazing reporter.Chris Christie/2016 news: He WILL be at first big NH cattle call in Nashua on April 17. Also likely taking another NH trip before then #fitn
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@hughhewitt @marcorubio Basically. He told me when I intvwd him in late Feb. Perry, Jindal (& others) followed around Cotton letter release@hughhewitt @marcorubio Only GOP'er I can imagine not committing to canceling the deal is Rand Paul, though haven't asked him.@marcorubio: If the Iranian deal leaves enrichment capacity in place and if he runs and wins presidential race, Rubio will cancel deal
Retweeted by David M. Drucker.@SenBobCorker on @WSJ report Israel spied on Iran talks: I get more info from foreign diplos than from Obama Admin. http://t.co/IIshybaewC
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRT @ShannonBream: 6p @FOXNews @SpecialReport - My one-on-one interview with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani #ISIS #Iran #UStroops #Taliban5RT @RogerSalazar: CA SOS Alex Padilla Seeks Automatic Voter Registration in California http://t.co/a3LJc5GMlMRT @zbyronwolf: NEW - Cruz's spox now says the Senator won't take the federal employer subsidy - http://t.co/V7LfCiV822 @DanaBashCNN
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