Eric Bolling: I Hate What Paul Ryan Did to the President


Friday on Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” while discussing President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) decision to not go forward with a vote on the American Health Care Act, co-host Eric Bolling said Ryan falsely led Trump to believe the bill was ready to pass. Bolling said, “Think about long it took to get Obamacare through. It took time President Trump has been the commander-in-chief for 60 days, 60 and a couple days. They pushed that through. And if they really wanted — I don’t hate Paul Ryan. All you people saying you hate Paul Ryan. I hate what he did to the president. He led the president to believe this thing was ready to be passed. It could have passed but they need — Dana made a very good point. It needed a lot more discussion. It needed a lot more negotiating before they presented it.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Planned Parenthood Pres Richards: Quit the Abortion ‘Hysteria’

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Friday in an interview with Buzzfeed News, the president of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards said that people need to “quit the hysteria” over the abortion debate because “it harms women.” Richards said, “The heated rhetoric around Planned Parenthood, around abortion rights, around abortion doctors is actually really important, and it’s really harmful.” She added,”I do think it’s time we actually talk about the issue of abortion, the importance of it being safe and legal and available to women no matter their income, where they live, and quit, quit the hysteria, because it actually, it harms women, and harms women often who have the least ability to get health care in America.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Gohmert: GOP Health Care Bill Isn’t What Any of Us Promised


Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said the proposed House Republican health care legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare “is not what any of us promised we would do.” Gohmert said, “It isn’t going to work. We’re told prices will probably go up 75 percent or so, but maybe in the third year, they may come down 10%. We’re told we should be thrilled we’ll give so much more power to the federal government to Health and Human Services under your bill. And they don’t have an answer for what about when it’s a Democrat in charge and not a Republican? And then, we were told it is based on a false premise. They lied to the president. They misrepresented to us.” He added, “It is not what any of us promised we would do.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Al Gore: Global Warming a ‘Principal’ Cause of the Syrian Civil War, Brexit


Thursday in London at Advertising Week Europe 2017 during an interview with Empire Editor-in-Chief Terri White, former Vice-President Al Gore said climate change was a “principal” cause of the Syrian Civil War and Brexit. Gore said, “I was just in the Persian Gulf region and the scientists for the lat couple of years, one of the lines of investigation they have been pursuing has led them to the conclusion that significant areas of the Middle East and North Africa are in danger of becoming uninhabitable. And, just a taste of this, to link it to some of the events that the UK and the European Union are going through and I know that’s another source of stress because we are now on the eve next week of the Brexit process – but think for a moment about what happened in Syria. You know we look at the gates of hell opening, they long since have opened, but before the gates of hell opened in Syria, what happened was a climate-related extreme drought.” “The scientists have published these peer review studies for several years now showing exactly why it’s related to the climate crisis. From 2006 to 2010, 60 percent of the
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Pelosi: Trump ‘Stooge’ Nunes Is ‘Deeply Compromised’


Thursday at her weekly press briefing, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discussed House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) saying Wednesday the intel community “incidentally collected” information on President Donald Trump’s transition team. Pelosi accused Nunes of being “a stooge for the president of the United States” and therefore was “deeply compromised.” Pelosi said, “Yesterday in another diversionary tactic, from the deflector in chief created some kind of scenario where he either duped or the chairman of the committee was a willing stooge. He committed a stunt at the White House yesterday raising questions about Chairman Nunes’ impartiality, especially given his history as part of the Trump transition team. The Republicans are grasping at straws after their embarrassing performance on Monday, a place where FBI Director Comey confirmed that President Obama did not wiretap President Trump, affirmed an FBI investigation to coordination between the Russian government and individuals of the Trump campaign and whether there was any coordination or connection between the campaign and Russia’s effort to undermine America’s election.” She continued, “The necessity of an independent investigation is increasingly being recognized. I think that when Chairman Nunes acted the way he did, outside the circle of respect
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McCain Calls for Special Committee: ‘Bizarre’ Congress Doesn’t Have ‘Credibility’ to Handle Russia Probe

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Wednesday on MSNBC’s “For the Record,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) discussed the House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) saying today the U.S. intelligence community “incidentally collected” information on President Donald Trump’s transition team and committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) saying there is more than circumstantial evidence in the investigation into potential collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia. Because of those conclusions from Nunes and Schiff, McCain called for a special committee to take over the investigation because Congress no longer has the “credibility to handle this alone.” McCain said, “What we need is a select committee. We know that the Russians interfered with our election and they did not achieve in affecting the outcome but we know that for sure. We know that there are cyber attacks going on all the time. There are leaks going on all the time. And so what we need to address this whole issue of what the Russians did, how they did it, the impact and what we do about it, I now believe belongs in the hands of a select committee.” He continued, “I’m afraid that’s the conclusion I have reached and I didn’t do it lightly, but, yes, it
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Rachel Maddow: Trump ‘Totally’ Could Have Leaked His Own 2005 Tax Return


Wednesday on ABC’s ‘The View,” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said President Donald Trump “totally” could have leaked his own 2005 taxes, which she featured on her show last week. Maddow said, “It totally could’ve come from Trump, which is like such a bizarre human drama at the center of this. As far as I’m concerned, the only thing that matters is, is that document real? That’s the story.” (h/t RCP Video) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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House Intelligence Chair Nunes: Surveillance of Trump Transition Team ‘Incidentally Collected’


Wednesday, the House Intelligence Chairman  Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said the U.S. intelligence community “incidentally collected” information on President Donald Trump transition team. Nunes said, “So first I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions, the intelligence community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition. Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming administration, details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting. Third, I have confirmed that additional names of Trump transition team members were unmasked. And fourth and finally I want to be clear, none of this surveillance was related to Russia or the investigation of Russian activities or of the Trump team.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Rand Paul: Trump Has Been Sold a ‘Bill of Goods’ on Ryan Health Care Bill


Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said President Donald Trump has been “fed a bill of goods” by House leadership on the proposed House Republican health care legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. Paul said, “You know, I think that he has been told things by House leadership that frankly just are not accurate. He’s been told this is the only vehicle, and Paul Ryan’s been saying it for weeks, ‘it’s a binary choice, you either take it, it’s my way or the highway,’ I think he’s been fed a bill of goods on this thing, and I do believe that there’s something that could pass, that actually would bring down insurance costs, but this bill doesn’t do it. I’ve fought against Obamacare for six years, I am a physician and I want to repeal it, but I don’t want to repeal it and replace it with something that just as bad or doesn’t work. (h/t Grabien) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Pelosi: In 2018 GOP Will Be Held Accountable for ‘Terrible’ Vote on Obamacare Repeal


Tuesday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said in the 2018 midterm elections, Republican House members will be held accountable for their “terrible” vote on the proposed House Republican health care legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. Partial transcript as follows: COOPER: When you think about 2020, when you think about the next presidential race, how do you think Donald Trump is going to make it four years? PELOSI: I don’t know. it’s up to him. It’s up to him if he obeys the law. I’m not thinking of 2020. I’m thinking of 2018. A matter of a year and a half from now. A little more than a year and a half from now, the referendum, the first referendum on Donald Trump will come forward. this vote they are asking their members to take is a terrible terrible vote for them. Even if the bill is changed in the Senate which the president is saying ‘Oh it will be changed, it will be changed.’ They are still accountable for the vote they took in the house. 24 million off of – a 600 billion dollar transfer of wealth. But more importantly than that is
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