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  • Woo hoo!! Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's keep this FReepathon moving. [XXII]

    Woo hoo!! Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's keep this FReepathon moving. Drain the swamp and Make America Great Again!! Prayers up for continuing progress and success. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties -- not even the...
  • Scaramucci: I’ve Seen Trump ‘Throw a Dead Spiral Through a Tire’

    07/21/2017 9:03:09 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 93 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 21 Jul 2017
    New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci praised President Donald Trump for his competitiveness and athletic skill Friday. During Friday’s press briefing at the White House, Scaramucci described Trump’s athletic prowess, saying he has seen the president “throw a dead spiral through a tire.” “[Trump]’s the most competitive person I’ve ever met,” Scaramucci stated. “I have seen this guy throw a dead spiral through a tire. I’ve seen him at Madison Square Garden with a topcoat on, he’s standing in the key, he’s hitting foul shots and swishing them. He sinks three-foot putts. I don’t see this guy as a...
  • AZ Senate Candidate: McCain Should ‘Step Away as Quickly as Possible’ (Kelli Ward wants job now!)

    07/21/2017 5:43:25 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 93 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/21/17 | Paul Crookston
    (Not in this article--"Kelli Ward says McCain should quit so she can take over on an Indiana radio station today.") The last Republican to run against Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) called on him to step down "as quickly as possible" following his Wednesday cancer diagnosis.
  • Co-founder of firm behind Trump-Russia dossier to plead the Fifth [FUSION GPS]

    07/21/2017 6:38:21 PM PDT · by Enchante · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2017 | Staff
    Glenn Simpson, whose Fusion GPS firm has been tied to anti-Trump efforts and pro-Russian lobbying, will not talk to lawmakers in response to a subpoena, the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committe said Friday.... ..."Simpson’s attorney has asserted that his client will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights in response to the subpoena," Grassley and Feinstein said. During the campaign, Fusion GPS contracted former MI-6 agent Christopher Steele to look into rumors about Trump's financial and social connections in Russia.
  • Trump won’t support new plan to save ‘Dreamers’ from deportation

    07/21/2017 1:18:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 96 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers DC ^ | July 19, 2017 | Franco Ordonez
    WASHINGTON The White House signaled on Wednesday that President Donald Trump will not support a new bipartisan plan to protect young undocumented immigrants — so-called “Dreamers” — from being placed back in line for deportation. A White House official told McClatchy that Trump would not sign a new DREAM Act being crafted by a bipartisan team led by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
  • Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

    07/21/2017 9:03:46 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 238 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 21, 2017 | GLENN THRUSH
    WASHINGTON — Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday morning, telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
  • Scoop: Trump in Talks with Cruz to Replace Sessions and Mueller

    President Trump is talking to Senator Ted Cruz and others about what they would do differently as Attorney General, should Jeff Sessions resign, as reports indicate. White House sources also report President Trump was truthful when he made comments expressing buyer’s remorse over appointing Jeff Sessions to the role. Trump staffers believe Sessions, Donald Trump Jr, and Rohrabacher aide Paul Behrends were unfairly scapegoated due to the left-wing Russia narrative. In addition, a replacement for special prosecutor Bob Mueller is being acitvely discussed as the President weighs the decision to fire the Rosenstein-appointed prosecutor. Many within the Trump camp...
  • Trump Aides, Seeking Leverage, Investigate Mueller’s Investigators

    07/20/2017 7:36:49 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 178 replies
    The Old Gray [bleep] (NYT) ^ | JULY 20, 2017 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, MAGGIE HABERMAN and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON — President Trump’s lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of investigators hired by the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, looking for conflicts of interest they could use to discredit the investigation — or even build a case to fire Mr. Mueller or get some members of his team recused, according to three people with knowledge of the research effort. The search for potential conflicts is wide-ranging. It includes scrutinizing donations to Democratic candidates, investigators’ past clients and Mr. Mueller’s relationship with James B. Comey, whose firing as F.B.I. director is part of the special...
  • Trump: ‘Single-Payer Will Bankrupt Our Country’

    07/20/2017 3:03:27 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 99 replies
    CNS News ^ | 07/20/2017 | Susan Jones
    “We're in this room today to deliver on our promise to the American people to repeal Obamacare and to ensure that they have the health care that they need,” President Trump told Republican senators at a White House luncheon on Wednesday. “We have no choice. We have to repeal and replace Obamacare.” Trump said Republicans are “so close” to getting the job done, even without a single vote from Democrats: "The way I looked at it, we have no Democrat help. They're obstructionists. That's all they're good at is obstruction. They have no ideas. They've gone so far left, they're...
  • Trump Throws Out Bombshell Accusation That Comey Tried to Hold Dirt Over His Head

    07/20/2017 9:39:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Law Newz ^ | July 19, 2017 | Rachel Stockman
    In a wide ranging interview with The New York Times, Trump threw his Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions under the bus for deciding to recuse himself from the Russia probe. A decision Trump called “very unfair” to the president. But, maybe even more shocking, he claims that FBI Director James Comey tried to hold the salacious dossier over his head, in order to gain “leverage” over him. It had previously been reported that when administration officials briefed the president at Trump Tower in January, Comey pulled him aside and told him about the details of the now infamous dossier which included...
  • Rob Portman for US Senate - Repealing Obamacare (Portman campaigns on repeal/replace in 2016)

    07/20/2017 8:35:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 26 replies
    RobPortman.com ^ | 2016 | Rob Portman
    Senator Rob Portman believes that Obamacare must be repealed and replaced with reforms that will actually lower costs and improve the quality of our health care. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, the health care law the Democrats shoved through Congress in 2009 will slow economic growth over the next decade, cost 2.5 million jobs, and contribute a trillion dollars to the deficit. The Obamacare rollout has been disastrous, filled with technical glitches and poor management. But the problems with the Obamacare law are much worse than a just few glitches. President Obama promised that if you liked your...
  • Rep. Meadows: If We Don’t Repeal ObamaCare, Voters Should Clean House

    07/20/2017 6:24:22 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 38 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 07/20/17 | Todd Starnes
    For seven years the Republican Party has promised to repeal Obamacare. For seven years it campaigned for our votes and our support with that promise. And yet, even though it controls Congress and the White House, Obamacare is still the law of the land. As it now stands, the Senate does not have the votes to rid the nation of the scourge to our health care system known as Obamacare. The question is, why? Are the liberal Republicans who control the Senate liars, backstabbers or just incompetent? “Many conservatives are justifiably frustrated with the obstinance of their more liberal colleagues,...
  • Concealed handgun permits surging, blacks, women lead growth

    07/20/2017 6:59:59 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2017
    Concealed handgun permits in the United States soared by 1.83 million since last July, setting a record for the fourth consecutive year, according to an analysis released Thursday. That brings the total number of concealed handgun permit holders in the country to 16.3 million, with some of the biggest increases occurring among women and African-Americans, the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) said.
  • Sen. John McCain diagnosed with malignant brain tumor

    07/19/2017 6:15:08 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 218 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | July 19, 2017 | Joe Ferguson
    U.S. Sen. John McCain revealed Wednesday evening that he has a brain tumor. The announcement follows a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix last Friday, where a pathology report revealed the glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.
  • BREAKING NEWS: John McCain diagnosed with very aggressive brain cancer after pathology test results

    07/19/2017 5:07:46 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 642 replies
    Chad Pergram‏Verified account @ChadPergram 45s46 seconds ago Mayo clinic on McCain says his procedure "revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot." #BREAKING McCain has a brain tumor. Will continue to be out for a while. Reviewing treatment options. Could include chemotherapy
  • Republicans are holding an emergency meeting to revive their healthcare bill

    07/19/2017 2:28:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    MSN. com ^ | July 19, 2017 | Bob Bryan
    After a repeated series of false starts, Senate Republicans are meeting again Wednesday night in an attempt to bring their healthcare bill back from the dead. The renewed attempt comes amid a flurry of mixed signals form leadership and whiplash-inducing shifts from President Donald Trump.
  • Trump to Congress: Don't leave for recess until health care bill passed

    07/19/2017 1:20:25 PM PDT · by Hadean · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 19, 2017 | Alex Pappas
    President Trump on Wednesday told Republican senators he doesn’t want Congress to leave Washington for the August recess until lawmakers pass a health care bill. “Frankly, I don’t think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan, unless we can give our people great health care,” Trump said during a lunch with senators at the White House. “Because we’re close. We’re very close.”  All Republican senators were invited to lunch with the president on Wednesday in the State Dining Room to discuss the stalled efforts to push through health care legislation in Congress.  The Senate Republicans' latest...
  • Justices uphold refugee ban but say grandparents still OK

    07/19/2017 12:43:14 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    APNews.com ^ | 7/19/17 | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S. The justices acted Wednesday on the administration’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling last week. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson ordered the government to allow in refugees formally working with a resettlement agency in the United States. Watson also vastly expanded the family relations that refugees and visitors can use to get into the country.
  • Exclusive — Rand in Command: Sen. Paul Charts Pathway Forward to Repealing ‘Undead’ Obamacare

    07/19/2017 5:32:22 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 95 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 18 Jul 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a leading conservative in the U.S. Senate and driving force on the healthcare debate that has played out this year, told Breitbart News exclusively on Tuesday he is pleased that the U.S. Senate is going to move forward on efforts to pass a clean partial repeal of Obamacare. Paul, one of the four GOP U.S. Senators who publicly opposed the Senate health bill that aimed to simultaneously repeal and replace Obamacare leading to its eventual demise, has been driving debate on healthcare in the U.S. Congress. In the wake of the Senate bill’s ultimate failure on...
  • Mitch McConnell refuses to pull the plug on stalled Obamacare repeal plan

    07/18/2017 2:51:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18, 2017 | MJ Lee and Lauren Fox
    It is "pretty clear there are not 50 Republicans at the moment for a replacement," McConnell said at a news conference following an all-GOP Senate lunch. But he still insisted that there would be a repeal-only vote "in the very near future." While the Kentucky Republican did not specify when that vote would be, Senate GOP whip John Cornyn told reporters afterward that the it would likely happen some time this week.