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  • NFL owners vote 31-1 to approve Raiders move to Las Vegas

    03/27/2017 12:21:00 PM PDT · 31 of 85
    kabar to C19fan

    The Mob will control the NFL as the gambling industry makes it more lucrative to bribe players to influence outcomes.

  • AG Sessions says he’ll punish sanctuaries, cities could lose billions of dollars

    03/27/2017 12:15:36 PM PDT · 41 of 46
    kabar to kabar
    The insinuation (vice installation) that he has been dragging his feet is pure nonsense.
  • AG Sessions says he’ll punish sanctuaries, cities could lose billions of dollars

    03/27/2017 11:51:08 AM PDT · 35 of 46
    kabar to jbrown7.62x39
    You mean to tell me that Sessions is FINALLY gonna do something?

    FINALLY? Sessions took the oath of office on February 9th, less than 6 weeks ago. He is still trying to get the rest of his team on board as they must also go thru the confirmation process. His top deputy, Rod Rosenstein, has yet to be confirmed.

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is finally letting the nomination of a top Justice Department official advance, after refusing to schedule a vote because he had not received sufficient information on the ongoing Russia probe.

    The committee announced Friday that it will take up the nomination of Rod Rosenstein for deputy attorney general at its business meeting on Monday. Grassley had complained the administration was stonewalling his requests for more information, and earlier this month said he would not schedule a vote for Rosenstein until he was briefed by the FBI.

    Sessions is a great appointment and he will enforce immigration law. The installation that he has been dragging his feet is pure nonsense.

  • Trump to Deep-Six Clean Power Plan

    03/27/2017 8:36:13 AM PDT · 5 of 10
    kabar to apillar

    Trump’s actions are more conservative than the policies of Bush 41 and 43. We have Jeff Sessions as AG. The HFC are being tougher on Trump than they were on Obama. You can bet there will be a major fight on raising the debt limit.

  • Kushner to be questioned about meeting with Russians

    03/27/2017 8:22:58 AM PDT · 34 of 72
    kabar to COUNTrecount

    Kushner volunteered to be “questioned.” Manafort did the same thing. Trump’s team is cooperating with the investigation. n Let’s see how much cooperation we get from the Obama team on whether Trump was surveilled or not by the WH.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 4:50:13 PM PDT · 286 of 310
    kabar to Alas Babylon!
    Thanks again. Hispanics are Big Government supporters along with African Americans. The children of native Cubans in the US are trending liberal.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 4:45:15 PM PDT · 285 of 310
    kabar to rodguy911
    Exactly and many are quoting a much higher figure than 100 billion

    I assume you mean trillion. Yes, other estimates are even higher. If we significant increases in inflation, the debt servicing costs and entitlements hiked by COLAs will explode the numbers.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 4:42:14 PM PDT · 284 of 310
    kabar to ROCKLOBSTER
    And Jordan's bill, which lays out all the proper statutory repeals and reforms that returns regulation of domestic carriers to the states, allows carriers to market actual insurance, and allows them to compete across state lines.....and provides for good HSAs.

    Never get passed in the Senate.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 4:39:25 PM PDT · 282 of 310
    kabar to Scott from the Left Coast
    .a good half of the Congressional GOP want his political blood on the ground too.

    Trump's or Ryan's blood?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 4:35:39 PM PDT · 281 of 310
    kabar to Alas Babylon!
    A 2016 American study found that church attendance was 41% among Generation Z, compared with 18 percent for Millennials at the same ages.

    Hispanic influence no doubt.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 4:34:19 PM PDT · 279 of 310
    kabar to Alas Babylon!

    Thanks for the info. I saved the graph. I wonder what the demographic make-up is by race and ethnicity. By 2019 half of the children 18 and under will be minorities as classified by the USG. Right now, one in four children attending public school speaks a language other than English at home. Demography is destiny.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 4:15:06 PM PDT · 272 of 310
    kabar to rodguy911

    Paraphrasing Mark Steyn, Americans want all the benefits the welfare state can offer, but they don’t want Swedish tax rates to pay for them. And our politicians make them think it is perfectly reasonable to be able do it. We have a $20 trillion national debt and entitlement programs that represent over $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 12:44:29 PM PDT · 252 of 310
    kabar to Fishtalk

    There were many American women who married Iranians and found them to be very different once they returned to Iran with their husbands. We had many consular cases dealing with American wives trying to bring their children out of the country after a divorce or separation. It was very difficult if not impossible. And wives to get their husband’s permission to travel. Even under the Shah, there were religious taboos.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 12:37:54 PM PDT · 249 of 310
    kabar to Alas Babylon!
    Encouraging if true. I do have a hard time believing that "Generation Z outnumbers both the baby boomers and the Millennials and makes up 25% of the US population"

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 12:34:09 PM PDT · 248 of 310
    kabar to patriotspride

    Exactly. Nine out of 10 Medicare recipients have supplementary/gap insurance. AARP makes a bundle on it.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 9:41:25 AM PDT · 214 of 310
    kabar to DanZ

    Cruz made it a point to show that he did not support Trump at the convention. He gave tepid support to Trump late in the campaign. He is not a team player. I see him trying to thwart the Trump agenda on trade and immigration.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 9:27:12 AM PDT · 208 of 310
    kabar to CincyRichieRich

    I can cite many other polls showing significant support for Obamacare. The point is that the country is fairly evenly divided on Obamacare.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 9:19:43 AM PDT · 207 of 310
    kabar to DanZ

    Is Cruz on your list?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 9:18:15 AM PDT · 206 of 310
    kabar to Fishtalk
    Oh, and the Iranian hostage crisis, when I was actually dating a real Persian, ask me about it sometime.

    I was posted two years in Iran including being in our Embassy in Tehran when it was overrun the first time on February 14, 1979. We were hostages for a few hours in a bullet ridden Embassy surrounded by 10,000 angry Iranians until the Iranian FM, Yazdi, secured our release. Ask me about it sometime.

    Well I was the same way when in college cousin Mike! I became a flaming liberal and was convinced I was too cool for school.

    Most of us were "liberal" in those days. Of course "liberal" had an entirely different meaning compared to what liberals profess today. JFK would be considered a moderate conservative today. Different country, different demographics.

    Census: 49% of Americans Get Gov’t Benefits; 82M in Households on Medicaid

    In the fourth quarter of 2011, 49.2 percent of Americans received benefits from one or more government programs, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.

    In total, the Census Bureau estimated, 151,014,000 Americans out of a population then estimated to be 306,804,000 received benefits from one or more government programs during the last three months of 2011. Those 151,014,000 beneficiaries equaled 49.2 percent of the population.

    This included 82,457,000 people--or 26.9 percent of the population--who lived in households in which one or more people received Medicaid benefits.

    Also among the 151,014,000 who received benefits from one or more government programs during that period: 49,901,000 who collected Social Security; 49,073,000 who got food stamps; 46,440,000 on Medicare; 23,228,000 in the Women, Infants and Children program, 20,223,000 getting Supplemental Security Income;13,433,000 who lived in public or subsidized rental housing; 5,098,000 who got unemployment; 3,178,000 who got veterans' benefits; and 364,000 who got railroad retirement benefits.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 9:16:40 AM PDT · 205 of 310
    kabar to Fishtalk
    Oh, and the Iranian hostage crisis, when I was actually dating a real Persian, ask me about it sometime.

    I was posted two years in Iran including being in our Embassy in Tehran when it was overrun the first time on February 14, 1979. We were hostages for a few hours in a bullet ridden Embassy surrounded by 10,000 angry Iranians until the Iranian FM, Yazdi, secured our release. Ask me about it sometime.

    Well I was the same way when in college cousin Mike! I became a flaming liberal and was convinced I was too cool for school.

    Most of us were "liberal" in those days. Of course "liberal" had an entirely different meaning compared to what liberals profess today. JFK would be considered a moderate conservative today. Different country, different demographics.

    Census: 49% of Americans Get Gov’t Benefits; 82M in Households on Medicaid

    In the fourth quarter of 2011, 49.2 percent of Americans received benefits from one or more government programs, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.

    In total, the Census Bureau estimated, 151,014,000 Americans out of a population then estimated to be 306,804,000 received benefits from one or more government programs during the last three months of 2011. Those 151,014,000 beneficiaries equaled 49.2 percent of the population.

    This included 82,457,000 people--or 26.9 percent of the population--who lived in households in which one or more people received Medicaid benefits.

    Also among the 151,014,000 who received benefits from one or more government programs during that period: 49,901,000 who collected Social Security; 49,073,000 who got food stamps; 46,440,000 on Medicare; 23,228,000 in the Women, Infants and Children program, 20,223,000 getting Supplemental Security Income;13,433,000 who lived in public or subsidized rental housing; 5,098,000 who got unemployment; 3,178,000 who got veterans' benefits; and 364,000 who got railroad retirement benefits.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 8:54:04 AM PDT · 198 of 310
    kabar to Steven Tyler

    Ryan represents a significant portion of the GOP House membership. There are more of his supporters than there are members of the FC. The RINOs run the GOP.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 8:48:29 AM PDT · 197 of 310
    kabar to DanZ

    If we want to pass something this year, it has to be part of budget reconciliation. I assume we would have to wait at least a year to try again.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 8:46:43 AM PDT · 196 of 310
    kabar to TTFlyer
    Our public schools and universities have done an excellent job of liberal indoctrination. They produce millions of new voters every year.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 8:39:19 AM PDT · 191 of 310
    kabar to Jane Long
    The FC with a few exceptions voted twice for Ryan to be Speaker. Despite GOP control of the House since 2010, there was no federal budget during the 8 years of Obama, just Omnibus bills that funded everything Obama wanted. The GOP will be tougher against Trump than they were ever against Obama. The Uniparty will do whatever is necessary to defeat and embarrass him.

    There are many fights ahead within the GOP on implementing Trump's agenda. It will be a Mexican standoff as various factions refuse to compromise and form a consensus. Tax reform will be another contentious issue. McConnell has already said there will be no tax reform this year.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 8:31:08 AM PDT · 181 of 310
    kabar to patriotspride; Fishtalk
    The political elite want America to become a single option health care country. That single option would be Medicaid.

    No, it is Medicare for all. Bernie has been especially active in promoting this option.

    What Comes Next for Obamacare? The Case for Medicare for All

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 8:25:35 AM PDT · 176 of 310
    kabar to ROCKLOBSTER

    Many of Trump’s voters are independents and moderate Dems, especially white blue collar workers.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 8:23:59 AM PDT · 174 of 310
    kabar to DanZ
    2. Working with Dems - So this may very well lead to MORE intrusive Fed. G'ment dictatorshipp - very much like FDR and LBJ

    Agree. That is the direction we are heading. The majority of the public supports these big government programs like Medicare, SS, Medicaid, etc. And an aging population that will double the number over 65 years in the next 15 years will just add to this support.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 8:20:38 AM PDT · 173 of 310
    kabar to TTFlyer
    And to hell with the Free Market system, Capitalism, and the Constitutional Republic.

    This is increasingly becoming the majority opinion among many, especially the millennials.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 7:05:03 AM PDT · 106 of 310
    kabar to newfreep
    Just repealing it and returning to what we had in 2008 would be 1,000% better than socialist ObozoCare/RyanCare/UniPartyCare.

    Substantively, perhaps. Politically, it would be a disaster for the GOP. The Dems and the MSM, their propaganda wing, will bombard the public daily with sob stories about those who lost coverage and the hardships that resulted.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 7:02:07 AM PDT · 101 of 310
    kabar to FreedBird
    It is said “If it isn’t broke do not fix it.” Obamacare is broken and needs fixed.

    Obamacare is broken and there will be growing public pressure to get it fixed, not repealed. If the governing party, the GOP, does not get it fixed, they will be blamed for the failure of Obamacare.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 6:57:59 AM PDT · 97 of 310
    kabar to ROCKLOBSTER
    My point is that the GOP let Trump down by failing to reach a consensus on policy. We can point fingers on who to blame or argue about substance, but the real issue is the failure of the GOP to come together behind a consensus bill. The Dems always come together with one voice and would never embarrass a Dem President.

    We know that the GOPe and many conservatives hate Trump. They would have preferred losing to Hillary than see Trump in the WH. Now they are undermining Trump to ensure he is a one term President.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 6:52:07 AM PDT · 88 of 310
    kabar to newfreep
    Repeal it and then what? The GOP is like the dog who catches the car. If we go back to the status quo ante, how will this play politically in 2018? How easy will it be to come up with an alternative acceptable to the HFC and still be able to be passed by Congress?

    Most Rep congressmen campaigned on repeal and REPLACE. Jordan said that there would be a two year period for transitioning from Obamacare to something else.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 6:44:47 AM PDT · 76 of 310
    kabar to rodguy911

    The art of the deal. Trump will make some concessions to get what he wants. He cannot count on the GOP alone to advance his agenda.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 6:39:51 AM PDT · 69 of 310
    kabar to rodguy911
    Who will get it.Can the drivebys pull another rabbit out of their pointed hats? Or can our side finally show what a sham it always was. Remains to be seen.

    The GOP will be blamed if it doesn't make the fixes advocated by the Dems. The mend it, don't end it narrative will prevail. The Dems have already come out with a list of fixes to Obamacare and call on Trump to work with them to get them done. No doubt some "moderate" Reps will work with them now that Obamacare is here to stay.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 6:30:03 AM PDT · 57 of 310
    kabar to newfreep
    The HFC wants a FREE MARKET system...and RyanCare is NOT a Free Market system

    What percentage of the House membership is part of the HFC? 15%? How achievable is it to get to that objective given the current state of affairs?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 March 2017

    03/26/2017 6:22:22 AM PDT · 50 of 310
    kabar to Alas Babylon!
    Losing the battle of RyanCare was a victory in disguise and a not very good disguise at that. He was trying to fix a problem the Dems created and it is a much more complex issue than can be solved in four weeks.

    You can put lipstick on this pig, but it is still a pig. Trump suffered a major defeat that augurs poorly for the rest of his agenda. The GOP had 7 years to come up with an alternative to Obamacare and failed to do. Trump made a major effort to get the bill passed including holding public rallies and meeting personnel with over 100 Congressmen. This defeat was no victory for Trump.

    The reality is that the GOP does not want to repeal Obamacare. They have helped the Dems make hundreds of fixes to Obamacare since 2010 and they have funded it every year including thru 2017.

    The GOP is incapable of governing. The failure to repeal and replace Obamacare is a symptom of a more serious problem, i.e., the inability to reach a basic consensus on policy in support of the President. We will see this play out in raising the debt limit, tax reform, immigration reform, building the wall, trade policy, infrastructure repair, etc. There are elements within the GOP that will fight harder against a Rep President than they did against Obama. Every issue will trigger internecine warfare within the GOP.

    Trump is not a conservative and never pretended to be one. However, his SCOTUS and Cabinet appointments, his desire to rebuild the military, his immigration policies, tax reform, etc. are conservative.

    Trump is going to get frustrated by his inability to move his agenda using the GOP "majority" in Congress. He will reach out to the Dems and do some horse trading. I see Trump working with the Dems to mend Obamacare rather than end it once the current implosion hits a critical mass with the public call for immediate relief. The same will happen with infrastructure as the GOP tries to prevent the bill because of its impact on deficit and debt. Trump is a pragmatist and will not allow GOP dysfunction prevent him from achieving his objectives one way or another.

  • Breaking: Ryan to Trump: We don't have the votes

    03/25/2017 11:57:30 AM PDT · 200 of 200
    kabar to TTFX

    LOL. Grow up.

  • Breaking: Ryan to Trump: We don't have the votes

    03/25/2017 10:42:40 AM PDT · 198 of 200
    kabar to TTFX
    No. I was responding to the report that Trump had ordered the vote. It was on Drudge, among other sources. Actually, Trump ordered the bill to be pulled. It was pulled. My point was that Trump was in charge. Ryan went to the WH to get directions.

    Right again.

  • Kill the Ryan bill! Repeal the unconstitutional Obamacare or let it go bust!

    03/24/2017 3:00:46 PM PDT · 114 of 140
    kabar to Jim Robinson

    The problem is that the GOP will not let Obamacare go bust. They will mend it, not end it.

  • Ryan: 'Obamacare is the law of the land'

    03/24/2017 2:56:58 PM PDT · 26 of 68
    kabar to Trump20162020
    Of course he is correct. The failure of the GOP to reach a consensus on a plan to repeal and replace has consequences. In the meantime, the Dems will work with Trump and some Reps to fix the problems with Obamacare.

    New poll shows Americans want to fix Obamacare, not end it, while Koch groups push for full repeal

    Fully 68% of Americans want to keep what works and fix the rest, while just 32% prefer the GOP's repeal and replace approach, according to polling from Hart Research. Moreover, the polling showed most Americans — including 54% of President Trump's voters — have a favorable view of the Medicaid system, which would face steep cuts under the Republican plan.

  • Republicans should be disgusted with the House Freedom Caucus

    03/24/2017 2:52:16 PM PDT · 143 of 145
    kabar to Always A Marine
    Unless ObamaCare is truly killed, it can always be revived.

    So how do you kill it?

    Here is what will happen: Schumer and Hoyer have expressed a desire to work with Trump to fix some of the problems with Obamacare. They want to mend it, not end it in much the same way that many Reps would really like to do to avoid a political confrontation.

    The continued implosion of Obamacare will cause the public to demand that the problems be fixed. The Dems and some Reps would be happy to accommodate them. Trump could use the leverage to make desired changes with Dem support and aid the average Americans who are being hurt by the system. Trump could say that he tried the GOP way to fix the problem and it didn't work. Now a bipartisan effort is called for to make Obamacare work. Now it is no longer a disaster that needs to be repealed.

    This is not outlandish. The Reps have already aided the Dems in making more than 100 fixes to keep Obamacare working.

    New poll shows Americans want to fix Obamacare, not end it, while Koch groups push for full repeal

    Fully 68% of Americans want to keep what works and fix the rest, while just 32% prefer the GOP's repeal and replace approach, according to polling from Hart Research. Moreover, the polling showed most Americans — including 54% of President Trump's voters — have a favorable view of the Medicaid system, which would face steep cuts under the Republican plan.

  • Republicans should be disgusted with the House Freedom Caucus

    03/24/2017 2:41:47 PM PDT · 142 of 145
    kabar to Always A Marine
    The GOP had seven years to formulate a sound, market based alternative to ObamaCare, and all Nancy Ryan could tell us is we'd have to pass this bill to see what was really in it. We just dodged a bullet. Now let's get it right!

    Get it right according to whom? The Freedom Caucus, which comprises 15% of the Reps? You seem to be ignoring the process questions of what it means that we only have 52 Rep senators and a sizeable number of them are RINOs. We had 14 Rep senators vote for the Gang of 8 bill.

    How do you achieve "unconditional repeal" both process wise and politically. There are 14 million now covered under Obamacare with about nine million on expanded Medicaid. You need to come with a consensus solution to deal with those who lose Obamacare coverage. You also must deal with several features that the majority of Americans like, e.g., keeping your child on your insurance plan until age 26, you can't be turned down for insurance if you have a preexisting condition; etc.

  • Republicans should be disgusted with the House Freedom Caucus

    03/24/2017 1:25:02 PM PDT · 136 of 145
    kabar to NobleFree

    Trump devoted a huge amount of personal time along with others in the Administration to push this bill. He held several huge campaign-style rallies to advocate the passage of the bill. He is in charge and will be held responsible for the failure to pass the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, which remains in effect.

  • Breaking: Ryan to Trump: We don't have the votes

    03/24/2017 1:22:50 PM PDT · 188 of 200
    kabar to astrodude

    You can put lipstick on this pig, but it is still a pig. Trump devoted a huge amount of personal time along with others in the Administration to push this bill. He held several huge campaign-style rallies to advocate the passage of the bill. He is in charge and will be held responsible for the failure to pass the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, which remains in effect.

  • Republicans should be disgusted with the House Freedom Caucus

    03/24/2017 12:49:40 PM PDT · 134 of 145
    kabar to NobleFree

    The bill has been pulled. Trump loses another one. Not good.

  • Breaking: Ryan to Trump: We don't have the votes

    03/24/2017 12:47:59 PM PDT · 180 of 200
    kabar to sheana

    The bill has been pulled. Trump loses another one. The swamp has not been drained.

  • Republicans should be disgusted with the House Freedom Caucus

    03/24/2017 12:34:52 PM PDT · 130 of 145
    kabar to NobleFree
    Much of the regulatory repeal is done under phase two by the DHS secretary who has huge latitude under Obamacare.

  • Breaking: Ryan to Trump: We don't have the votes

    03/24/2017 11:21:13 AM PDT · 122 of 200
    kabar to Scott from the Left Coast

    Sadly, I agree with you.

  • Breaking: Ryan to Trump: We don't have the votes

    03/24/2017 11:19:01 AM PDT · 118 of 200
    kabar to nikos1121
    NOt really. Might be better to leave it die on its own.

    Not an option. The public pressure to do something to save it will be enormous. Congress (including Reps) have already approved more than a 100 fixes to Obamacare since its inception. The Reps, the party in control, will be blamed if those fixes are not made.

    The federal gov’t has no business being in the health care business.

    Yeah right. Forget the 80 million on Medicaid and 45 million on Medicare. The USG is in the health care business big time and it will only increase as our country ages. 10,000 baby boomers are retiring every day and will continue to do so for the next 15 years. By 2030 the population over 65 will double. One in 5 will be over 65.

  • Breaking: Ryan to Trump: We don't have the votes

    03/24/2017 11:11:00 AM PDT · 97 of 200
    kabar to Jarhead9297
    Ryan himself (when he was busy trying to overturn it during the last admin) said over 85% could be overturned through budget reconciliation.

    And the remaining 15%? Read HR 1628 and you will see that the bill does exactly that. Look at Sections 101 to Sections to 251.