Lisa Murkowski Undecided After Neera Tanden Meeting amid Delayed Confirmation

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said she met with Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), on Monday but that she hadn’t made a decision on whether to support her confirmation.

“I met with her today. We had a sit-down meeting, which was good,” Murkowski told reporters, noting the meeting had just finished.

Murkowski acknowledged she hasn’t made a decision and was still doing her “assessment.” She further commented that she had “some more follow-up questions,” but did not specify them.

The Alaska Republican raised concerns in the meeting over Tanden’s tweets attacking her for being “high on her own supply” in regards to holding certain tax policies.

Breirbart News reported Murkowski on February 25, 2021, responded to Tanden’s tweet with the reaction, “High on my own supply? That’s interesting.”

Tanden and Murkowski’s meeting comes amid the former’s sinking nomination in need of every last vote, with several pivotal lawmakers announcing their opposition to her.

Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Susan Collins (R-ME) confirmed they will oppose Tanden’s confirmation.

But the White House argued Tanden still had support from special interest lobbyists.

“She has a broad spectrum of support, ranging from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to labor unions, and has a strong record of working with both parties that we expect to grow in President Biden’s cabinet as the first South Asian woman to lead OMB,” Psaki said.

Tanden could withdraw her name from consideration for the job if the White House fails to find a Senate Republican willing to support her.

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Mitt Romney Knocked Unconscious, Black Eye, Stitches

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) fell in Boston over the weekend, leaving him with “a lot of stitches” and a black eye.

“I took a fall. Knocked me unconscious. But I’m doing better,” Romney reported Monday night.

Romney said he was visiting his grandchildren when he got injured.

Romney sought to downplay the injuries by jokingly claiming he had got them at CPAC, the annual mega gathering of conservatives held this year in Orlando. But Romney did not actually attend the conference.

“I went to CPAC, that was a problem,” the Republican lawmaker joked, referring to the Conservative Political Action Conference that ended Sunday, where former President Trump anchored the event. Romney was not invited to speak.

It’s unknown how many stitches Romney received, as he was unsure.

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Nolte: Andrew Cuomo Is What Happens When Democrats Know Media Will Shield Them

Three credible sexual misconduct allegations, some 15,000 dead senior citizens, lies, and cover-ups. Yep, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) is what you get when a Democrat knows the media will shield him from anything.

While a hospital ship sat mostly empty a stone’s throw from the Statue of Liberty, Cuomo ordered people infected with the coronavirus be placed in nursing homes.

While two makeshift hospitals sat mostly empty in New York City, one built by the American military the other by Samaritan’s Purse, Cuomo ordered people infected with the coronavirus be placed into nursing homes.

My point, of course, is that there was all kinds of bed space available and still Cuomo ordered those contagious with a virus that ravages the elderly be placed in facilities that house the elderly. And let’s not forget nursing homes are not set up to handle infectious diseases.

They are nursing homes, not nursing hospitals.

As a result of Cuomo’s sociopathic policy, some 15,000 nursing home residents died of the coronavirus, and did so while those of us in New Media were raising the alarm (as far back as nearly a year ago). But in order to shield Cuomo from our alarms, the corporate media launched a full-court offensive to turn Cuomo into a coronavirus hero, going so far as to openly engage in a love affair with Cuomo and brag about America’s ongoing “Cuomosexualism.”

Cuomo then lied about his own nursing home directive, the one he himself issued on March 25, 2020, that in part said (emphasis original):

No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH [nursing home] solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.”

Cuomo’s bald-faced lie was that he claimed the federal government (read: The Bad Orange Man) forced the nursing home policy on New York. The corporate media not only allowed Cuomo to get away with telling that lie, the corporate media continued to Cuomosexualize all over themselves, which allowed Cuomo’s sociopathic nursing home policy to stay in place until May 10.

Cuomo then lied about the number of nursing home resident deaths. He cut the true number by about 50 percent, to avoid a federal investigation.

Meanwhile, according to three women (so far), all of them Democrats (two of them former Cuomo staffers), while the media were bubbling over with Cuomosexualism, Cuomo was running around allegedly touching, kissing, propositioning, and being generally creepy — what CNNLOL’s Fredo Cuomo told us was being “single and ready to mingle.”

…and that’s what we get when a Democrat knows the corporate media will never hold him accountable for anything…

What we get is a credibly accused sexual predator and senior citizen serial killer serving as governor, which is okay with the corporate media as long as he’s a Democrat.

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Paralympic vet ousted from U.S. Soccer Council over speech against players kneeling during playing of national anthem

File - An American flag is pictured waving in the wind. (AP Photo)

File – An American flag is pictured waving in the wind. (AP Photo)

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UPDATED 9:47 AM PT – Tuesday, March 2, 2021

A patriotic Paralympic soccer player is defending his actions despite being removed from the U.S. Soccer Council on account of them.

In a Twitter post Sunday, 38-year-old Seth Jahn said he would “never apologize for the statements he made.” He also noted that he was embarrassed to have represented such a hypocritical federation.

His comments came after he was removed from his position on the Athletes Council over the weekend for delivering a speech against a decision to allow players to kneel during the national anthem.

“I keep hearing how our country was founded on the backs of slaves, even though approximately only 8 percent of the entire population even owned slaves,” he stated. “Every race in the history of mankind has been enslaved by another demographic at some point time.”

Before joining the Paralympic team, Jahn served three tours in Afghanistan as a member of the Army’s Special Operations and was critically injured twice.

Jahn said he knew he would “ruffle some feathers” with his comments, but pointed out that he was simply exercising his First Amendment right just like those kneeling during the national anthem.

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Sen. Sanders to force vote on overruling Parliamentarian despite top Dem opposition

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives for a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, examining wages at large profitable corporations. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives for a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, examining wages at large profitable corporations. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

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UPDATED 9:29 AM PT – Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The fight in Congress to increase the federal minimum wage has exposed more cracks in the Democrat Party.

On Monday, progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) called on lawmakers to “ignore” the Senate Parliamentarian after she ruled the wage hike could not be included in the Democrat stimulus bill. He suggested Democrats had a shot at convincing her to change her stance on the issue.

“And what I want everybody to understand is what the Parliamentarian is ruling has nothing to do with the merits of a $15 dollar wage, which is absolutely necessary if we’re going to end starvation wages in America,” Sanders stated. “So, we think we got a good shot to win the Parliamentarian’s ruling, can’t guarantee it.”

Meanwhile, the White House and the Senate majority whip said they do not support overruling the Parliamentarian.

Additionally, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) have signaled strong disapproval of the wage hike. Despite the opposition, Sanders vowed to force a vote on overruling the Parliamentarian this week.

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Rep. Taylor Greene: Dems’ police reform bill attacks law enforcement

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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UPDATED 7:44 AM PT – Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has continued to push back against Democrat attempts at criminal justice reform.

In a long Twitter thread on Monday, the Georgia lawmaker railed against the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. She said the bill claims to be pro-racial justice when all it really does is “castrate police,” in turn, making it harder for them to keep communities safe.

In her tweets, Taylor Greene spoke out against attempts to ban the use of facial recognition technology in order to catch suspected criminals. Facial recognition software scans biometric data based on pictures or video footage in order to identify people.

Democrats have argued this software is discriminatory against people of color and women due to studies finding the error rate in identification is higher among those demographics than in white males.

However, Taylor Greene argued that getting rid of the software limits the tool kit for law enforcement to catch violent criminals. She pointed out that in cases of murder, police wouldn’t be able to use that software to identify suspects. The Republican added, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Taylor Greene also pointed to a provision defining police “use of force” as any time an officer points a gun a someone. She argued this limits the ways in which police can apprehend violent criminals or deescalate situations.

The Georgia Republican then called out attempts to repeal qualified immunity. This principle grants officers certain legal protections, so they can’t easily be sued for actions undertaken in performance of their duties. Taylor Greene said this would open up officers to a flurry of litigation from trigger-happy racial justice lawyers.

Finally, she spoke out against claims that police discriminate against communities of color. Taylor Greene pointed out that while data shows 27 unarmed black men were killed by law enforcement in 2019, which is the most recent data, that statistic doesn’t show the countless lives that are saved by law enforcement on a daily basis.

The Republican representative has long been a major critic of the leftist approach to police reform. She has pointed to their willingness to support violence to bolster their anti-police narrative and their reluctance to pass those same measures in their own districts, cities and states.

“Democrats are on record supporting violence when it serves their cause, in their own words, on social media, on interviews and on fundraising platforms blue,” she stated. “Democrats support defunding the police when it’s someone else’s city, someone else’s home and someone else’s businesses.”

The House of Representatives is likely to vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act sometime this week.

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Sen. Cotton: Republicans need to pursue President Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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UPDATED 7:21 AM PT – Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has called on his fellow Republicans to further President Trump’s ‘America First’ border security policies. In an interview at CPAC over the weekend, he asserted that President Trump was “the first to get immigration right in a very long time.”

This comes amid critics suggesting the Biden administration’s reinstatement of catch-and-release policy is part of the radical left’s open borders agenda.

Rep. Cotton noted that while some businesses want cheap migrant labor, weak immigration policies are not what the average American voter wants.

“Whether it’s President in 2024 or senator in Congress in 2022, they want Republicans who will follow the ‘America First’ principles that President Trump laid down,” stated the Arkansas lawmaker. “If you’re not gonna put America first, where Joe Biden says he doesn’t, where are you going to put America? Is it going to be last?”

Cotton added, if Republicans embrace President Trump’s ‘America First’ policies then the GOP will win the 2022 midterms and 2024 election.

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Chris Cuomo breaks silence on brothers sexual harassment accusations

FILE - This combination file photo shows CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo at the WarnerMedia Upfront in New York on May 15, 2019, left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking during a news conference in New York on March 23, 2020. CNN host Chris Cuomo told viewers on Monday, March 1, 2021, that he ‘obviously’ could not cover the charges against his older brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. New York's leader has been accused of sexual harassment by two women who work in state government. But Chris Cuomo said he understands CNN has to cover it, and said he cares profoundly about the issues brought up by the women who have accused his brother. (AP Photo/File)

FILE – This combination file photo shows CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo at the WarnerMedia Upfront in New York on May 15, 2019, left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking during a news conference in New York on March 23, 2020. (AP Photo/File)

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UPDATED 7:06 AM PT – Tuesday, March 2, 2021

CNN reporter Chris Cuomo has finally responded to the multiple sexual harassment claims made against his brother.

During his broadcast on Monday night, Chris commented on the recent scandal involving his New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) by stating he “obviously” cannot cover the claims due to a conflict of interest.

“Obviously I am aware of what is going on with my brother and obviously I cannot cover it because he is my brother,” stated the reporter. “Now, of course, CNN has to cover it. They have covered it extensively and they will continue to do so.”

His remarks have been criticized as holding a double-standard as the anchor held multiple interviews with his brother last year.

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