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  • Breaking: Senate passes tax bill

    12/19/2017 9:51:01 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | December 20, 2017
    The Senate early Wednesday morning approved the final version of the first overhaul of the U.S tax code in more than 30 years, handing President Trump and congressional Republicans their most significant legislative victory of 2017. The bill passed along party lines, 51-48 with the final result announced by Vice President Mike Pence who presided over the vote. Senator Jeff Flake, the last undeclared Republican, voted for the bill. The House passed the bill earlier Tuesday, but technical changes were made to it in the Senate, and the bill will go back to the House Wednesday for a re-vote, where...
  • Senators to introduce bipartisan bill to prevent foreign cyber interference in elections

    12/16/2017 1:02:41 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec. 16, 2017 | William Miller
    A bipartisan group of senators are introducing a bill early next week to improve and streamline information about cyber threats between state and federal entities, in the wake of Russia's believed interference during the 2016 election, according to a top aide to one of the senators involved. The bill, spearheaded by Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, and also sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, is intended to better the communication between the Department of Homeland Security, the intelligence community and state election offices, in efforts to thwart future interference in U.S. elections...
  • GOP senators hold back support for tax bill over child tax credit [Also Lee, Utah]

    12/14/2017 6:03:51 PM PST · by familyop · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2017 | Alex Pappas, Mike Emanuel, Chad Pergram, Serafin Gomez, Adam Shapiro
    Two Republican senators indicated Thursday they were holding back support for the final $1.5 trillion GOP tax reform bill unless a larger child tax credit is included...The strongest statement came from the office of Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio...Conn Carroll, a spokesman for Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee, also said Lee is "undecided" on the bill in its current form. “Sen. Lee continues to work to make the [child tax credit] as beneficial as possible to American working families," Carroll said.
  • Bill banning Down syndrome abortions heads to Ohio governor

    12/13/2017 1:00:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    kansas city star ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH
    COLUMBUS, Ohio Legislation making it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion if the fetus might have Down syndrome has cleared its final legislative hurdle in Ohio and is headed to the governor. Several other states have considered similar measures, triggering emotional debate over women's rights, parental love and the trust between doctor and patient. The bill cleared the Senate in a 20-12 vote Wednesday. It was a priority for the state's largest anti-abortion group, Ohio Right to Life.
  • BREAKING: Pennsylvania Legislature passes bill banning abortions at 20 weeks

    12/13/2017 10:26:49 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | Kristi Burton Brown |
    On Tuesday, in a bipartisan vote, the Pennsylvania legislature passed a ban on D&E abortion, also known as dismemberment abortion. In a D&E abortion, a preborn child is literally ripped by a metal instrument, limb from limb. Former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, describes D&E abortion in the animated video below: **VIDEO ON LINK** Men and women who commit abortion procedures of all kinds are on record describing the violence and brutality of each of them. One of these abortionists, Leroy Carhart, gave his testimony on D&E (dismemberment) abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court. D&E abortion is the most common second...
  • The Taxman Cometh: Senate Bill’s Marginal Rates Could Top 100% for Some

    12/10/2017 4:31:31 PM PST · by Mariner · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10th, 2017 | By Richard Rubin
    WASHINGTON—Some high-income business owners could face marginal tax rates exceeding 100% under the Senate’s tax bill, far beyond the listed tax rates in the Republican plan. That means a business owner’s next $100 in earnings, under certain circumstances, would require paying more than $100 in additional federal and state taxes. As lawmakers rush to write the final tax bill over the next week, they already are looking at changes to prevent this from happening. Broadly, House and Senate Republicans are trying to reconcile the bills they passed, looking for ways to pay for eliminating the most contentious proposals. The formal...
  • Democrats Erupt In Anger After ‘Corrupt’ Tax Bill Passes The Senate

    12/02/2017 4:54:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Huffpost ^ | Carla Herreria
    **SNIP** Many Democratic senators said they weren’t able to read the entire draft of the tax rewrite, which contained handwritten notes and crossed-out pages, ahead of the vote. Others promised they would keep fighting against the bill, which still needs to be reconciled with the House version before it becomes law. "This Congress doesn’t work for working families,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tweeted early Saturday morning. “It works for corporate lobbyists & campaign donors in backroom deals & 1:30 a.m. votes.” She added, “This corruption is hollowing out America’s middle class & tearing down our democracy.”
  • Senate Continues to Consider GOP Tax Bill - Watch Live...

    12/01/2017 10:24:53 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/01/2017 | Doughtyone for Free Republic
    This is a live feed from the U. S. Senate as they address supplemental bills to the Tax Bill. There isn't much more to add, except the vote is expected later tonight, actually early morning 12/02 in Washington, D. C.
  • Has anyone seen Bill Clinto lately?

    11/24/2017 11:11:40 PM PST · by weeder · 67 replies
    11/25/2017 | Weeder
    With the photo recently of Chelsea,Hillary and McCain all sporting medical boots on their right foot, I was wondering if anyone has seen Bubba,and whether he is part of the new fashion rage. Speculation has been that they might be tracking devices,in case they get nervous and try to leave the country as the noose tightens. Perhaps to a country without an extradition agreement. Just sayin'.
  • Conservatives were right about Bill Clinton; once he failed to resign he deserved to be impeached

    11/20/2017 6:05:12 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 18th 2017 | Ross Douthat
    In the longstanding liberal narrative about Bill Clinton and his scandals, the one pushed by Clinton courtiers and ratified in media coverage of his post-presidency, our 42nd president was only guilty of being a horndog, his affairs were nobody’s business but his family’s, and oral sex with Monica Lewinsky was a small thing that should never have put his presidency in peril. That narrative could not survive the current wave of outrage over male sexual misconduct. So now a new one may be forming for the age of Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump. In this story, Kenneth Starr and the...
  • Clinton Foundation hosts 25th anniversary event with Bill and Hillary Clinton

    11/19/2017 5:18:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) -- Bill and Hillary Clinton returned to their humble political beginnings in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s presidential election victory and the 13th anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Center’s grand opening. The event brought together Clinton's campaign staff and the friends and family who played a role in the 1992 election. Sheila Bronfam is a long-time friend of Bill Clinton and had a hand in creating the Arkansas Travelers more than 25 years ago. The Travelers were a group of roughly 600 campaign volunteers who toured the United...
  • Paul Ryan Defies MAGA Momentum, Sneaks Mass Amnesty Plan into Spending Bill

    10/25/2017 11:31:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/25/17 | John Binder
    House Speaker Paul Ryan’s closed-door announcement of slipping amnesty for nearly 800,000 illegal aliens covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program into an end-of-the-year spending deal comes less than a month after a DACA recipient has been accused of murder. Ryan, according to members of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), is planning to put together a spending deal that includes giving amnesty to the DACA illegal aliens, as Breitbart News reported. “He did talk about the fact that that would be good if we could get ahead of that as opposed to being reactionary,” RSC Chairman Mark Walker...
  • Bill Nye: “I am a Failure”

    10/24/2017 8:34:11 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 64 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 10/23/17 | Eric Worrall
    Guest essay by Eric Worrall Bill Nye seems to think he has failed to reach people with his demand for urgent action on climate change, but he blames others for creating the conditions which led to his failure. Bill Nye on his climate change education efforts: “I am a failure” “The Science Guy” looks back on his 1990s TV show, and why climate change education has not reflected policy change Between hosting “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and serving as CEO of The Planetary Society, Bill Nye’s career as a science educator means he is also, inherently, an activist when...
  • 7 Uranium One Facts Every American Should Know

    10/23/2017 10:31:02 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 16 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 23, 2017 | ADAM SHAW
    Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration find themselves at the center of an explosive scandal involving the transfer of 20 percent of all U.S. uranium to Russia via the sale of the Uranium One company, just as nine foreign investors in the deal funneled $145 million to the Clinton Foundation to help grease the wheels. Here are the seven facts about the Uranium One deal you need to know: Article url here: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/23/7-uranium-one-facts-every-american-should-know/
  • FBI was surprised but took no action after Bill Clinton took $500,000 from Russian bank while...

    10/23/2017 5:22:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/23/17 | Nikki Schwab
    When former President Bill Clinton received a $500,000 check from a Kremlin-linked bank in 2010 to give a speech in Moscow it served, to the FBI, as further evidence the Russians had unleashed an influence campaign designed to get access to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Hill newspaper reported Sunday night that the FBI had been keeping close tabs on a Russian spy network that was trying to inch closer to the Clintons at the dawn of the Obama administration, with one spy – who was eventually arrested and deported – briefly posing successfully as an American accountant and...
  • Bill Clinton sought State’s permission meet Russian nuclear official during Obama uranium decision

    10/19/2017 5:45:51 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/2017 | John Solomon and Alison Spann
    As he prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010, Bill Clinton sought clearance from the State Department to meet with a key board director of the Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom — which at the time needed the Obama administration’s approval for a controversial uranium deal, government records show. Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom’s board of supervisors, was listed on a May 14, 2010, email as one of 15 Russians the former president wanted to meet during a late June 2010...
  • Hillary Clinton: "Close, But No Cigar"

    10/14/2017 4:52:44 AM PDT · by gaggs · 29 replies
    Hillary Clinton was asked if Harvey Weinstein’s behavior reminded her of her husband Bill. She said: “Close, but no cigar”. Video: Hillary Clinton moved to take the heat off Harvey Weinstein Friday by outright calling President Trump a “sexual assaulter” – while roundly dismissing past allegations of sexual impropriety against her husband as old news.
  • Bill Maher: “Suddenly, socialism is not such a bad idea when you’re standing in toxic floodwater.”

    09/09/2017 2:43:45 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9th September 2017 | Max Greenwood
    HBO host Bill Maher complained that it "seems a little unfair" for residents of conservative states like Texas to rely on federal assistance in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. "These places that got flooded, like Texas, okay, they have a low tax base," Maher said on his show "Real Time" on Friday. "So, the federal government bails them out. Their governors, their legislators they don’t believe in climate science." "It seems like the responsible folks in this country, the people who pay a little more taxes and the people who believe in climate change are bailing out the people who...
  • The Globe Magazine: HILLARY DUMPS BILL!

    07/27/2017 9:28:31 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 94 replies
    the Globe ^ | 7-26-17
  • The Republic of Emotion (video only)

    07/24/2017 12:49:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-24-2017 | Bill Whittle
    In his latest FIREWALL, Bill Whittle talks about the cruelties and consequences of a world where nothing matters except HOW YOU FEEL.