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  • Pelosi, Schumer say they've agreed with Trump on a $2T infrastructure bill [developing]

    04/30/2019 9:20:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 30, 2019 | Jordan Fabian
    Democratic congressional leaders said they held a constructive meeting with President Trump on Monday at which they agreed to seek a deal on a $2 trillion infrastructure bill. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) left the meeting at noon sounding a decidedly positive note, calling the meeting with Trump at the White House constructive and good. They said they had not agreed on how to pay for a $2 trillion bill to improve the nation's roads, bridges, waterways and broadband, but that they had agreed to meet in another three weeks. And they said the...
  • Does your driver’s license have a gold star? If not, you may not be able to fly in 2020.

    04/09/2019 11:57:37 AM PDT · by bgill · 131 replies
    kvue ^ | Apr. 8, 2019 | Adrianna Rodríguez
    Travelers may have to take a trip to the DMV if they’re looking to fly, even domestically, after October 1, 2020. The Transportation Security Administration details on their website that they won’t be accepting standard driver’s license as form of identification to board domestic flights. TSA says that travelers will be required to present a REAL ID compliant license in order to travel within the U.S. Drivers can tell the difference between a REAL ID and a standard license by a gold star generally marked in the upper portion of the card. If there’s no gold star, then it’s a...
  • Mueller Report Shows Big Government Unsafe at Any Speed

    03/30/2019 7:05:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/30/19 | Daniel Wiseman
    Who will investigate the investigators?” The Mueller Nothing Burger Report vindicated President Trump, but our attention now must turn to investigating the last days of the Obama Administration. Targets of the Special Counsel were persecuted by aggressive prosecutorial practices designed to win capitulations. Mueller team members threatened “suspects” with separate investigations of family members and others risked being buried by legal briefs from lawyers who possessed unlimited government budgets. The reckless machinations of the Special Counsel Office again validates the virtues of limited government: in this case, not to attract and nurture those seeking personal aggrandizement and consolidation of power...
  • Republicans, don’t miss the surprise in government-funded Medicare for All

    03/02/2019 5:18:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 28, 2019 | Jason Pye
    Leftist Democrats, led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., introduced a revised government-funded Medicare for All Act on Wednesday as Republicans ready their opposition and Democratic presidential hopefuls face questions about what Medicare for All could mean and the role government should have in setting rates for private insurers. Jayapal’s bill largely mirrors a 2017 proposal by Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., but the heart of every “Medicare for all” proposal to date has been the same: government price controls for private health coverage. The price controls question could be one of the major policy issues of the 2020 Democratic primary and...
  • As the national debt hits $22 trillion, these are the only people trying to cut spending

    02/16/2019 9:02:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 15, 2019 | Jack Hunter
    The national debt hit $22 trillion this week. You won’t find many in either major party who think this is a healthy development. But isn’t part of the reason people vote Republican because that party presents itself as fiscally responsible compared to Democrats? For as long as the debt has grown, Republicans have been promising to stop it. Yet, in 1981 the national debt topped $1 trillion after former President Ronald Reagan’s first year. When former President George H.W. Bush left office in 1993, it was more than $4 trillion. His son, former President George W. Bush, would push it...
  • EPA enforcement drops sharply in Trump’s 2nd year in office

    02/08/2019 6:21:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 8, 2019 | Ellen Knickmeyer
    Civil and criminal crackdowns on polluters dropped sharply in the second year of the Trump administration, according to 2018 enforcement figures released Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Trump administration EPA says the agency is taking a new tack with polluters, giving states more of a role in regulation and enforcement and stressing education and voluntary compliance with offenders as well as fines and criminal prosecution. […] The EPA has been one of the most active agencies overall in carrying out the deregulatory goals of President Donald Trump. Environmental and public-health groups say the business-friendly rollbacks place public health...
  • More Green New Deal Proposals: Let’s Replace Air Travel With High-Speed Rail

    02/07/2019 12:21:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2019 | John Sexton
    The Green New Deal (GND) outline released today by Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey calls for a total overhaul of the U.S. transportation system. Specifically, the GND states that over the next decade America must “build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary.”The GND proposal released today came in a couple of different packages. There is an actual resolution which proposes a transportation overhaul “as much as is technologically feasible.” overhauling transportation systems in the United States to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector as much as is technologically...
  • Survey: Workers trust their employer over other institutions [particularly government]

    01/20/2019 10:54:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2019 | Pan Pylas
    With trust in governments taking a hit since the global financial crisis, people around the world view their employer as the most trusted institution in their lives, according to a survey published Monday. In a survey of trust in institutions that public relations firm Edelman releases each year on the eve of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the firm found that 75 percent of respondents trusted their employer. That’s a hefty 19 percentage points more than the equivalent trust in business as a whole and 27 points more than governments. …
  • Trump's Shutdown Trap

    01/15/2019 8:52:14 AM PST · by Jonty30 · 33 replies
    Has Trump suckered the Democrats and deep state into a trap
  • GOP senators introduce bill to permanently end government shutdowns

    01/11/2019 10:42:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 11, 2019 | by Grace Segers
    Several Republican senators introduced legislation Friday to permanently end government shutdowns by creating an automatic continuing resolution for any appropriations bill, allowing the federal government to remain open even when budget agreements break down. Currently, when Congress fails to meet a deadline to pass a government funding bill, the agencies which remain unfunded shut down. Often, Congress chooses to pass what's called a continuing resolution (CR) to delay and extend the deadline to pass funding bills, which keeps funding operations at their current levels. CR funding would be reduced by 1 percent after 120 days, and would be reduced by...
  • Treasury Collected $21.672 Billion in Taxes on First Business Day of 'Shutdown'

    12/30/2018 5:43:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 27, 2018 | 2:08 PM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    As reported in Table IV of the Daily Treasury Statement, the U.S. Treasury collected approximately $21.672 billion in taxes on Christmas Eve, the first business day of the partial federal “shutdown” that began at midnight last Friday. Those Christmas Eve tax collections brought total federal tax revenues for fiscal 2019, which began on Oct. 1, to approximately $666.482 billion. On Friday, Dec. 21, the last day before the partial government shutdown, the Treasury collected approximately $10.876 billion in tax revenues, according to the Treasury statement for that day. That brought total tax collections for fiscal 2019 to approximately $644.811 billion—at...
  • Durbin Urges Trump to Reduce ‘Shootings and Homicides’ in Chicago by Increasing Federal Spending

    12/27/2018 6:19:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 27, 2018 | 4:05 PM EST | CNSNews.com Staff
    Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D.-Ill.) is urging President Donald Trump to help reduce “shootings and homicides” in Chicago by increasing federal investment in housing, economic development, job training, education, public health and “community policing.” “As you prepare your Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request, I urge you to use this budget framework as an opportunity to support efforts to help reduce gun violence in Chicago, rather than scapegoating the city’s challenges to promote ideological political agendas,” Durbin told Trump in a letter sent on Dec. 13. “I urge you to prioritize federal support and resources that will help Chicago reduce...
  • Rep. Jackson Lee: Christmas ‘Is a Holy Time’ When ‘We Must Ensure Our Government Is Provided For’

    12/27/2018 6:01:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 27, 2018 | 5:02 PM EST | CNSNews.com Staff
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D.-Texas) took to the House floor on Dec. 12 to explain why, especially in the Christmas season, a shutdown of the federal government should be avoided. “This is a season where many in our Nation draw together with families and worship and celebrate,” Jackson Lee said. “It is a very honored time,” she said. “People of the Christian faith are engaged in the recognition and acknowledgment of the birth of baby Jesus. It is a holy time. It is a time when families need resources. Government workers need to ensure that their families are provided for,...
  • Bloomberg ready to spend at least $100M if he runs for White House in 2020

    12/27/2018 4:29:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/27/18 01:31 PM EST | MAX GREENWOOD
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is prepared to spent upwards of $100 million should he mount a 2020 bid for the White House, according to CNBC. Howard Wolfson, the billionaire business magnate's top political advisor, told the news outlet that Bloomberg spent more than $100 million in his last campaign for New York City mayor in 2009. "Last time I looked, NYC is a fraction of the size of the country as a whole," Wolfson said in an email to the outlet. ADVERTISEMENT Wolfson added that Bloomberg would spend "whatever is required" on his own campaign if he...
  • The “Nonessential” Federal Government

    12/25/2018 8:12:43 PM PST · by vannrox · 30 replies
    Dr. Hurd ^ | 22DEC18 | Dr, Hurd
    Here we go again with another partial government shutdown. The fact that “government shutdowns” are so regular, and annoying to some — but never a catastrophe — tells you something. The fact that the vast majority of the federal government is “nonessential” enough that the vast majority of Americans can get by just fine without it tells you something. Basically, it’s national security and defense — including border protection, by the way — that are considered essential. Gee, that’s interesting. That’s basically what the U.S. Constitution mandates for the federal government. Everything else was left to “the people” and the...
  • California governor: Democrats are likely to spend too much

    12/19/2018 10:48:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 19, 2018 | Kathleen Ronayne
    Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown helped make his party even more powerful in California during the last eight years and now, less than a month before leaving office, he predicts that dominance will make it difficult for his successor to control Democrats’ hunger for spending and regulations. The leader of the most populous state has kept Democratic lawmakers in check by limiting spending on social programs in favor of saving it to protect against a future economic downtown. He sometimes butted heads with legislative leaders, warning spending too much now could hurt taxpayers or require budget cuts later. Democrats hold all...
  • France Breaking: Phase Five Of Yellow Vests In Hour, Journalists Allege Police Attacks

    12/14/2018 2:00:48 PM PST · by Nextrush · 39 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The Yellow Vests are planning protests with specific sites given in Paris as the Champs-Elysees at 930am tomorrow (330 am Eastern US). Protesters are set to be at the Palace de l'Opera between 1030am and 1230pm. Another gathering for protest set at the Port Maillot-Gare Saint Lazare at 10am. Protests are set in other cities like Marseille, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Nantes. A protest is set for the Mont-Blanc tunnel and there are other locations listed. BFM-TV in France reports that fewer buses have been chartered to bring protesters to Paris tomorrow. 24 journalists in France have filed complaints against police...
  • Yellow vests shutdown Tower Bridge as protest rages on (UK Brexit)

    12/14/2018 12:05:01 PM PST · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 12/14/2018 | Jamie Micklethwaite
    THE yellow vest protests which caused havoc in Paris have hit the UK with London Bridge at a complete standstill. The group of yellow vest protesters, believed to be pro-Brexit, completely blocked Westminster Bridge. The group have now moved down the river and blocked traffic at Tower Bridge, causing havoc in the capital. They are seen on Facebook Live chanting: "What do we want? Brexit. "When do we want it? Now?"
  • Californians are asking Google, 'Should I move out?'

    12/14/2018 12:43:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 14, 2018 | By Amy Graff,
    Of all the possible "should I?" questions, the one Californians are typing into the Google search engine the most is "Should I move out?" This probably isn't surprising when you consider all your friends who are priced out of California's sky-high housing market and constantly talking about moving to Oregon, where they can buy a sweet bungalow in Portland for $300,000. (Admit it, you have thought about this too.) Using Google Trends data, AT&T's All Home Connections identified the most popular "Should I?" questions each state Googled in 2018 - and the results are fascinating, and at times hilarious. Texans...
  • French Riots Really Aren't About Global Warming - They're About Tax Heavy Socialism

    12/11/2018 10:05:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 11, 2018 | Editorial
    After weeks of spreading riots and demonstrations in Paris, socialist French President Emmanuel Macron has had an epiphany or sorts. Not only is he not going to put a new global warming tax on fuel, he's going to let financially-strapped French families keep more of their money from the taxman. At least this year. "No mercy"? Sounds like total surrender for someone who, just days earlier, arrested 1, 939 people across the country, more than a thousand of those in Paris. The truth is, Macron has lost control both of the people and of the narrative. His 18% approval rating...