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    Breitbart Lead Editor Brandon Cooper
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    Evelyn Vanderfleet Representative/DNC Chair, Evelyn Vanderfleet makes a statement in DC. View full PR
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    You are who you hang around with
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    Welcome to the show!!! *Applause* We have a wonderful night for you. Later tonight, I will be joined by representative, Brianna O’Dwyer! And later, Ricky Gervais! *Applause* There were two immigration bills proposed by both sides; however, I think the Democrats one might win since it includes some really fancy funding for boarders like this one! Other than the border typo, the Democratic bill doesn’t have all of the far right crap that is loaded into the Republican’s bill. The Democratic bill is simpler and is supported by Senator Jeff Flakes. This shows that at least DNC Chairwoman Evelyn Vanderfleet can work with Republicans. The bill proposed by Democrats is tame and more of a short-term solution. It protects DACA and provides Republicans with funding for enhanced border security. Apparently, Jeff Flakes and John McCain are two members on Breitbart’s top NOT conservative list. Cooper better watch his comments or these two might turn into THESE two! In other news, our Vice President, and man who looks like that asshole friend who always comments on shit he doesn't know, Fitzgerald, is on twitter again. Wants to make our immigration system like Canada and Australia’s. Does he realize that both of those countries have strict gun control laws and better health care too? Because I wouldn't mind being more like Canada and Australia. Either I get untapped amounts of Maple syrup or a kangaroo pet. And who doesn't want that? Fitz also spouts that “unemployment numbers never tell full picture. Many are underemployed or left workforce. We need to create better jobs not just any jobs” This from the guy who doesn’t think we should raise the minimum wage or provide better working conditions for employees. This is the guy who wants us to shell out massive tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and Corporations who are only going to use that money to buy back more stocks and distribute dividends. Also, why the hell do we care what the Vice President has to say? Shouldn’t he be at some tape cutting ceremony? Let’s here more from our President who is as quiet as a mouse in a cat house. Is Vice President Fitzgerald the voice of this administration? If so, brace yourselves, another Dick Cheney coming our way. And the last thing we need is another Dick calling the shots… Click to choose fil Tonight, I am joined by congresswoman Brianna O’Dwyer! *applause* Lani: Welcome to the show! Here, we're gonna have some girl talk. (hands Brianna a mimosa) Brianna: Thanks for having me on. oh my last time someone said let's have some girl talk we were left with no ice cream or wine in the house. I hope you're not short on either now. * gives a big smile* Lani: Normally, we don’t hear Conservative and Rhode Island together that often. How did you appeal to a voter base that is typically more liberal? Brianna: I am a former social worker that recognizes that a path forward for our nation is a delicate balance of both the left and the right but I don’t like labels. When I served in Rhode Island House of Representatives I was an independent but I turned to a third way Republican in 1997. I really don’t consider my self-anything other than a woman who brings a positive, modern, forward-looking agenda that gives people hope that we are talking to them as people. What is sad in this day in age is being a political centrist used to mean seeing both sides of an issue. Now it also means the ability to recognize actual issues. And being politically centrist is to understand that everything isn’t political. We need more people that you can look at a topic rationally and without prejudice. We are stuck with pointless nonsense posing as serious political issues: culturally insensitive Halloween costumes, the “war” on Christmas, transgendered bathrooms, defunding Planned Parenthood, building a wall around Mexico and “safe” spaces, governors halting refugees from coming into their state. These are not issues. Oh, sure, they might be important to the small number of people directly involved in the situation. But these are not issues that we as a society should be focusing our attention. Sometimes, a passionate person needs to be told, Don’t be passionate about this. It’s stupid. So that how I approached the People of Rhode Island I treated them as smart humans tired of the bull crap from all parties and didn’t put labels on them other than that wanted something fresh and would lead to a better country and world. Lani: Prior to becoming a representative, you worked with mental health and community services, right? What finally made you decide enough was enough and jump into politics yourself? Brianna: Yes but I start out as a child advocate as a social worker then moved onto Mental Health and Community Services. Then domestic violence programs and then spent some time in Tanzania, helping improve the health and well-being of women and children through UN program support. Well, social work is a field that is dedicated to the advancement of humanity. One of the things that attract me to social work was the desire to uplift people, to improve the quality of their lives. That has not changed. What I was seeing around the world was politicians out of touch with the issues of support for housing, healthcare, childcare, education and other valuable social welfare services are all made by politicians and government officials that were not getting any better year after year. So I was talking to my grandmother Baby Ruth about the problems one day and she said in her old blunt way say if you don’t like it go fix it and fight like hell till you do. So that was when I knew the time to do something was now. Lani: You have been busy in your first couple of weeks here. Tell us about some of your agenda and legislation you are supporting. Brianna: One of the biggest items on my agenda right now is doing multi legislation on the Opioid crisis. We are never going to get our arms around this problem unless we prevent entry into the addiction pipeline. The "addiction pipeline" can have multiple entry points, including over-prescription, stress reduction, and depression treatment. 90 percent of addicts begin abusing substances before the age of 18. This is not a political issue, this is a human issue. So, working with members from both parties and different political backgrounds I have introduced the Student Athlete Opioid Misuse Prevention Act, Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act. Some other areas of major concern to me is how we support our teacher and working with small government conservatives, moderates, and liberals I introduced the Improved Teacher Assistance Act that will increase the current deduction available to educators from a $250 annual credit to 100 percent of the first $2,000 of qualified education expenses. Dedicated teachers take on the daily challenge of educating our young people and pushing them to realize their full potential. They do this will tight classroom budgets, limited education resources, and low pay, educators take hundreds of dollars out of their pockets to purchase supplies for their students to ensure every child has the resources they need to learn and succeed. It over due for Washington to have their backs. We also have a national emergency that needs to be fixed now not years from now with infrastructure that I am going to working with anyone who is willing to in an aggressive way this term. I have already introduced the Securing Required Funding for Water Infrastructure Now. Basically, this rejects the fix-as-fail approach currently used to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure and instead empowers states to invest in multiple water infrastructure projects. The bill combines the best aspects of state revolving funds with the power of the Water Infrastructure and Innovation Act to make the process easier and more affordable for states to meet their underserved or unmet water infrastructure needs. We have a more than $500 billion shortfall for water infrastructure funding in this country this is problem for now not years from now. Lani: Do you feel the Democrats have been supportive of your agenda? Brianna: I think if you can just have a conversation, a lot of times you’ll find you agree with someone more than you thought you did. I think most people are not as polarized. There are a lot of issues where there is common ground a shared value. A lot of folks on the fringe elements on either side are trying to buy into this idea that there are divisions and evil motivations. I think that you can be pro-teacher and also be pro-education reform and you can be pro-coal, but also be pro-environment. I think that you can be pro-LGBT, but also pro-religious freedom. I don’t think that we have to fall into these political traps. I believe there are democrats that are trying to find solutions this terms as there are republicans. I have had some really good coffee talks with people on both sides and pray that party politics won’t get in the way of the agenda for the people. So many people think you have to choose one or the other and I think it’s so important to be able to just have a conversation. More often than not you’re going to find similarities. Lani: Do you expect the Republicans to continue moving further to the right? Cooper from Breitbart News recently claimed that Senator John McCain isn’t really a Republican. Do you agree that Republicans who do not take extreme far-right stances aren’t truly Republican? Brianna: I am not a believer in party above people and really never buy into taking my agenda from talking heads on cable news or other political talk shows. We need to listen and do what’s right for all people. John McCain is a good man and republican that will fight for issues. Yes, he pisses people off but as my mom says if there are people pissed at you that when you know you’re making a difference. Lani: What are your thoughts on the Democrats 100-day alternative plan? Brianna: It has some promise if it does NOT get tied down into my way or the highway kind of thing. I support some of their issues with it it but hope it can beopen to ideas from all political positions. I willing to work on any issue with anyone so I can say Democrats and Republicans should put me on speed dial in the days ahead. Lani: Any parting words you would like to share with us today? Brianna : Thanks for having me again I think that’s extremely important. For people who are able to not only reach across the aisle, but is able to build consensus with people who might philosophically disagree with them. I think that’s how you get something done in Washington. At the end of the day every single policy has a real person at the end of it. We can discuss things at a level that nobody actually lives in, but we don’t live in a vacuum. We do actually have repercussions for all of legislation. So, for me, I don’t care if you’re a Democrat. I don’t care if you are a Republican. People come first. Lani: Thank you for your time! Next up, we have Ricky Gervais! Stay tune!
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    Split tweet @BriannaO'Dwyer As of right now, I don’t support either of the Immigration Proposals Democrats or Republicans put forward. They both have weak areas and strong areas. Neither are perfect or the devil’s spawn. This is exactly why we have hearings and debate to flesh out the proposals and to simply listen when comes to complex issues. Congress lets get our act together.
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    I’m a proud proponent of the common sense idea that you probably shouldn’t comment on bills you haven’t read. But what do I know?
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    P: Hello and welcome to The Blue Mountain News Network, I’m your host, Robert Powell, today we have Representative Beau Thomas of Texas with us, thanks for coming Mr. Thomas. @BlueDogTexan T: I think My pleasure, Robert. Thanks for having me. P: So you’re from a pretty Red district down in Texas, how do you plan to keep your seat come next election? T: The people of my district, the 23rd, are looking for solutions to problems. They have a reputation of voting for both Democrats and Republicans. This time around, they chose me, a proud democrat. They knew my record as Sheriff of Hidalgo Country and my church attendance as exemplary, I represent their values, at the end of the day, that's the kind of Congressman they deserve. The Democratic Party is the party of ranchers, farmers, teachers, anyone who works hard for a living. My district is also heavily rural and we are the party of agriculture. P: That’s very noble congressman. So do you consider yourself a moderate or a hardcore progressive? T: I consider myself a Blue Dog Democrat. A Democrat that supports good paying jobs for all, the right to an affordable education, one that is fiscally responsible, one that supports civil rights for all, special privileges for none, and one that supports ending corporate influence in government. P: So a hotly debated issue lately is that of the penny and if we should stop making more of them. How do you feel about that issue? T: I feel that this issue is a non-starter, one that was proposed as an easy, non-ideological bill that would offend no one. Turns out, it offends everyone. I don't support ending the production of pennies, they do add up in my change jar on my dresser, speaking of which, I better take that to the bank tomorrow. "chuckles* P: Interesting. It seems like the rest of the party disagrees. Would you maybe change positions if it came to a floor vote? T: I have no vested interest in it, so I'm afraid not. My party is aware of my disagreements on the "penny ban", there's plenty of other bills that we've introduced that I'm very enthused about. P: Bills such as? T: Douglass–Puerto Rico Admissions Act HR 2724 - Solitary Confinement Reform Act National Sick Day Law Educating Tomorrow's Workforce Act of 2017 P: If I’m not mistake the first one admits Puerto Rico to the union as the 51st state correct? T: That is correct. P: Why do you personally think Puerto Rico should gain statehood T: Like every territory which has become a state, Puerto Rico would be in a stronger economic position. Jobs for local people will come naturally as Puerto Rico rebuilds. Being part of the larger U.S. economy will increase tourism, entrepreneurship, and investment in business in Puerto Rico. Instead of having to rely on self-destructive tax loopholes, Puerto Rico will have the same opportunities for growth the other states have. Puerto Rico will have full representation in the U.S. legislature, with the ability to vote on laws that affect Puerto Rico. Residents of Puerto Rico will be able to vote in presidential elections, as well as in elections for senators and congresspeople. Full participation in the democratic process will be available to all residents of Puerto Rico. With increased power and prosperity, Puerto Rico will bring greater benefits to the United States as a whole, as every territory has done when it has become a state. P: Excellently said congressman. Well that’s all the time we have. Questions for the viewer to consider, should all Americans have access to the same voting rights? Should Puerto Rican’s be able to choose representatives to vote for laws that apply to them? I think yes. But that’s up to you and up to the majority in Congress. Thank you, I’m Robert Powell, this has been BMN, goodnight.
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    Character Name: Beau Thomas Home State: Texas Previous Job: Law (Lawyer, Judge, Law Enforcement, etc) Date of Birth: 05/21/1968 Race / Ethnicity: White Religion: Protestant Christian Wealth: Middle Class Gender: Male Sexuality: Heterosexual Are you married?: Yes How many children do you have?: 3 Beau Thomas was born on May 21st, 1968 in Alamo, Texas. His mother a schoolteacher and his father a police officer, Beau quickly learned the importance of hard work and the importance of caring for your neighbor. He attended and graduated from Valley Christian Heritage High School (K-12) and followed in his father's footsteps in becoming a police officer. He quickly rose ranks and by the age of 40, he was sheriff of Hidalgo County, Texas. A prototypical "Blue Dog" Democrat, Beau is pro-life, supports religious freedom, and supports a balanced budget. He ran for Congress and has his eyes turning Texas blue again. View full character
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    Democrats need to do better as recruiting new players. Every round so far has ended in either a landslide 2020 victory for the GOP or the DNC Chair getting arrested for donating to a terrorist organization
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    Democrat Immigration Bill A Far Left Love Child By Brandon Cooper Now before I get into the heart of the matter I want to say right now I have many problems with the Republican proposed immigration bill. I don't agree with giving a DACA amnesty, H2-C Visas, or keeping the children of lawbreakers together only if they are illegal aliens unlike is the case for American citizens. With that said the Republican bill is a godsend compared to the new "Three-Year and DACA Extension Act" introduced by the DNC chairwoman Evelyn Vanderfleet along with the help of the biggest RINO in the senate Jeff Flake and Democrat senator Heidi Heitkamp. First of in terms of border security it goes from $25 billion at the expense of almost none of the taxpaying public and while having no impact on the deficit in the Republican bill to $7.6 billion in the Democrat plan that is charged straight to the national debt. Fiscal responsibility thrown out the door. In terms of funding for physical barrier construction it goes from $12 billion in the Republican plan to $5 billion under the Democrat plan. When you consider the language of the Republican bill it potentially funds well above the $25 billion appropriated at no impact of the budget. It's clear as night and day which bill is better for keeping Americans safe. Then from there many things that moderates like from the Republican bill is gone. E-Verify that keeps big business from ripping off working class Americans with cheap illegal alien labor is gone. Using funds seized from drug cartels for border security is gone. The creation of H-2C agricultural visas is gone. Conservatives and moderate Republicans lose big time with their bil. Strong funding for security gone. Limits on chain migration which has created a giant backlog in legal immigration thus encouraging illegal immigration gone, the tax on foreign remittances ($113 billion a year just leaving our economy) gone, E-Verify again gone, fiscal responsibility again gone, elimination of the Diversity Visa Lottery (a system that awards visas to foreigners with little skills, education, or work experience with visas for being from a country with few of their citizens in the US) which allowed Hesham Mohamed Ali Hedayet into the country who went onto kill two people at the Los Angeles International Airport in 2002 gone, and one could go on. The only winners from their bill is the progressives, the social justice warriors, the globalists, the socialists, the communists, and the Rules for Radicals extremists. They get to keep their DACA amnesty while keeping the border open by giving less physical barrier funding than is needed to cover the entire Southern border. Then another generation of illegal aliens can get here for the next big amnesty being pulled like a magnet just like what happened with Reagan's amnesty. Reagan's amnesty turned the once red state of California he was governor of into one of the most blue in the country. The Democrats want more illegals from South of the border to be legalize because 81% of Hispanic immigrants support bigger government. Big business is again deeply in bed with this plot which is why E-Verify was taken out of their bill even though it helps enforce the law. This depresses wages for American workers and historically has undermined labor unions (one could say illegal aliens is an endless stream of foreign scabs for the boss). Lawfulness is a hidderance to the aims of big business and the far left. Believe me George Soros had a grin on his face when the three swamp monsters proposed this Democrat immigration bill. The Republican bill has received very strong support from both Conservatives and moderates. Texas Democrat representative Beau Thomas has said it was a fair deal for Americans and said he would vote for it as it is. The President and Vice President supports it. Most of the people that put them in the White House and voted to give the Republicans a majority in the House and Senate do too. I think Speaker Faulhammer shouldn't give the Democrat bill a second of consideration. This country has suffered enough from Democrats handling immigration the last 8 years under Obama it's time for a change.
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     Representative Swanner; Latest Republican To Prove Out of Touch by Danny Concannon Recently, the Representative from Texas had this to say on the Breitbart show in regards to a bill that will make college more accessible to underprivileged Americans including those living under the poverty line, are minorities, and could not attend college due to tuition costs. Congressman Swanner said "Bad idea.... " "Look, not everyone needs to go to college." "There's arguably too many college graduates right now, actually." When we reached out to Congressman Swanner for a comment he was asked" Do you stand by your statement in the interview not everyone needs to go to college? The congressman replied "Absolutely." He went on to say " I haven't read it to be honest." But fortunately for the Congressman, I have read the bill and here are some outlines for our readers. This bill amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to establish a grant program to eliminate tuition and required fees: (1) for all students at community colleges and two-year tribal colleges and universities, and (2) for working- and middle-class students at four-year public institutions of higher education (IHEs). reauthorize the Federal TRIO Programs, the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (i.e., GEAR UP), and the Federal Work Study Program for FY2018-FY2027; allow student loan borrowers to modify interest rates on outstanding federal student loans to current rates. If the Congressman actually read the bill he would know what we know which is that legislation is designed to make accessibility for all Americans. The bill does not require students to go to college but allows the opportunity to attend college for those may not have had the opportunity prior. We reached out to the legislation sponsor for comment. Congressman Arnold Vinick had this to say, "It is reprehensible that a congressman would say that not everyone needs to go to college. Everyone in America deserves to get a college degree and if they don't choose to do so there are so many other options. Which is why I sponsored legislation that helps develop trade training in High School to prepare those who choose that route have just the same opportunities. It is a sad day that this Majority feels that poor children and minorities should not have the same opportunities as every other American that grew up more economically advantaged."
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    PLAYER NAME Republicans Democrats NAT EV BUS MR ML SJW  PRO GLO Change 0 -1 -1 1 1 1 1 0 Conservatives dislike the increased federal role in education this bill would entail, while liberals and moderates generally support the initiative.
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    I mean, a bit nitpicky
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    Referred Jack
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    PLAYER NAME Republicans Democrats NAT EV BUS MR ML SJW  PRO GLO Change 5 0 -2 0 0 0 2 -5 Nationalists, and to a lesser extent progressives, generally support tariffs, and are the first to support this bill. On the other hand, globalists and business conservatives, who generally support free trade, can be expected to oppose it.
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    Evelyn Vanderfleet as DNC Chair Calvin Ward: HmL John Alexander: Whip (if this counts)
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    PLAYER NAME Republicans Democrats NAT EV BUS MR ML SJW  PRO GLO Change 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 Nationalists and progressives, united in their hatred the establishment, are thrilled with the proposed legislation. The same is true of moderates, who dislike the special interests in both parties.
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    Character Name: Calvin Ward Home State: Arkansas Previous Job: Politics (Congressman, Governor, Mayor, or lower rank) Date of Birth: 02/14/1979 Race / Ethnicity: White Religion: Protestant Christian Wealth: Middle Class Gender: Male Sexuality: Heterosexual Are you married?: Yes How many children do you have?: 2 The son of a Presbyterian minister and a school teacher, Calvin Ward grew up with a passion to see everyone get a fair shake in life. His grandfather, also a minister marched with Dr. King in Memphis. Calvin graduated from Univeristy of Central Arkansas in pre-law and then received a law degree from the University of Arkansas. After passing the bar, Ward became an attorney practicing both civil law as well as defending clients in criminal cases. At the age of 29, Calvin won against Jason Rapert to be the first Democrat to hold AR Senate Seat #35 in decades. So when he was approached to run for Congress, Ward took his shot, again uniting the youth vote and common sense moderates. Ward is passionate about common sense progressivism and believes that we get the most done when the parties work together. Calvin is married to Fallyn, who teaches in the Little Rock Special School system. Together they have two kids- Knox and Flannery. They attend Covenant Presbyterian Church in Little Rock every Sunday (that’s a real place y’all!) View full character
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    Character Name: John Alexander Home State: Colorado Previous Job: Politics (Congressman, Governor, Mayor, or lower rank) Date of Birth: 02/28/1988 Race / Ethnicity: White Religion: Atheist / Agnostic Wealth: Upper Middle Class Gender: Male Sexuality: Homosexual Are you married?: Yes How many children do you have?: 0 John Alexander was born in the suburbs of Denver in the late 80's. At a young age Alexander was interested in politics. After graduating college from Colorado State with a law and business degree Alexander entered the world of politics. Being a gay politician, Alexander had a difficult time but soon he was elected to the State Senate of Colorado. He married Nathan Mouse in 2009 and has had no children. View full character