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  • Black History ‘Erryday’: Happy 79th Birthday Congresswoman Maxine Waters

    08/15/2017 6:50:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 15, 2017 | Akilah Monifa
    Maxine Moore Carr 8/15/1938 Kinloch, MO. Politician. Has 12 siblings. After graduating high school moved to Los Angeles, worked in a garment factory, as a telephone operator, and an assistant teacher with Head Start. Graduated with a degree in sociology from Los Angeles State College, now California State University Los Angeles. Member of California Assembly from 1977 - 1991. Member of U.S. Congress from 1991 to present and former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Co-founded Black Women’s Forum and Community Build. Married twice, two children. Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion, and blessings.
  • 5 Times Maxine Waters Proved She’s The Illest: The queen continues to reign supreme.

    08/15/2017 2:08:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hello Beautiful ^ | August 15, 2017 | Charise Frazier, Staff Writer, Producer
    It’s no secret that Maxine Waters, the senior senator from California is everyone’s favorite. From denouncing Trump to her tenured service in the United States Congress, Ms. Waters is known to mean what she says and says what she means. We gathered some of her top quotes that prove why this queen will always reign supreme. “I’m reclaiming my time.” Waters went full throttle against treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin when she was interrupted during a House Financial Services Meeting. “I’m a strong Black women and I cannot be intimidated.” During an appearance with MSNBC host Chris Hayes, Waters reminded Fox...
  • Over 60 Members Of Congress Condemn Trump’s Threat To North Korea

    08/11/2017 1:09:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 10, 2017 | Mollie Reilly
    Dozens of members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday, urging “utmost caution and restraint” in further dealings with North Korea and condemning President Donald Trump for promising “fire and fury” in response to reports that the Asian nation is escalating its nuclear program. “These statements are irresponsible and dangerous, and also senselessly provide a boon to domestic North Korean propaganda which has long sought to portray the United States as a threat to their people,” reads the letter from 64 House Democrats, led by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.). “We respectfully but firmly urge...
  • Maxine Waters: Trump is 'bluffing' with 'fire and fury' warning to North Korea

    08/10/2017 11:54:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 10, 2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    California Rep. Maxine Waters accused President Trump of "bluffing" when he vowed "fire and fury" against North Korea if the country didn't stop threatening the U.S. with nuclear weapons. "This is something we should be very concerned about, but this is not the time to go bluffing and threatening. This is the time for diplomacy," Waters told TMZ. She called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to staff up his department so that the U.S. can "engage" with North Korea. "The United States State Department must be stacked up to deal in diplomacy. We cannot afford to be in a...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a threat to national security

    08/09/2017 10:48:10 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 9, 2017 | Paul Sperry
    Many voters rejected Hillary Clinton because they thought she couldn’t be trusted with national secrets after her reckless handling of sensitive State Department e-mails. Florida voters ought to dispatch Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz for the same reason. When it comes to security matters, the incumbent Democrat and former DNC chair makes Hillary look like a diligent TSA agent. And the news about her staffer trying to flee to Pakistan to avoid data-fraud charges is only the latest proof. Computer security at the DNC was so lax on Wasserman Schultz’s watch that hackers burrowed deep into the network, leading to a...
  • Who’s in Charge Here…Ain’t You?

    08/09/2017 10:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2017 | Allen West
    The movie “Apocalypse Now” came out in August 1979, it was Francis Ford Coppola’s film on the Vietnam War centered on the mission of Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) to assassinate a US Army Colonel gone rogue, played by Marlon Brando. I was beginning my freshman year of college at the University of Tennessee, and as a student enrolled in ROTC, I went to see the movie. Of course, it took me three viewings to really come to grips with the film and understand it. However, everyone remembers the memorable character, and lines, of Robert Duvall who played an eccentric Air...
  • Exclusive: Allen West Fed Up, '75 Percent' Sure He's Going to Run Again

    08/09/2017 10:33:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    Republicans’ approval of Congress is at an all-time low for the year. It turns out skipping town after failing to follow through on a 7-year-old health care promise is not popular with voters.The climate makes Col. Allen West’s column today especially effective. “Who’s in charge?” he wondered, voicing the frustrations of so many Americans.“There is no justification” for being on recess right now, he said in a conversation with Townhall Wednesday. "At least that’s not how it works in the military." “When I think about how I was brought up in the military you don’t just pack up and go home...
  • The Exploding DNC IT Scandal Is As Crazy As Fiction (MSM cover up....)

    08/09/2017 9:25:54 AM PDT · by yoe · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 26, 2017 | Frank Miniter
    In a plot Tom Clancy might have dreamed up, an IT staffer who’d worked for Democrats in Congress was arrested by federal officials and charged with bank fraud. Fox News has reported that officers and agents from the U.S. Capitol Police, the FBI and Customs and Border Protection, were involved in the arrest of Imran Awan at Dulles International Airport not far from Washington, D.C., as he tried to fly away to Pakistan. Awan has pleaded not guilty to bank fraud, but his strange case has all the feeling of the opening scene of a movie that might soon include...
  • How Did the Dems' IT Scandal Suspects Get Here?

    08/09/2017 8:54:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    Here is a radical proposition: The public has a right to know the immigration status and history of foreign criminal suspects. Their entrance and employment sponsorship records should not be treated like classified government secrets -- especially if the public's tax dollars subsidized their salaries. In March, I contacted the D.C. offices of House Congressional Democrats Joaquin Castro of Texas, Sander Levin of Michigan, Marcia Fudge of Ohio, Greg Meeks of New York and Ted Deutch of Florida. These public officials have at one time or another employed one of three Pakistani Muslim brothers or their family and friends caught...
  • Americans are frustrated with Congress

    08/09/2017 7:05:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 9, 2017 | By Jennifer De Pinto
    The American public is frustrated that Congress hasn't gotten much done and Republicans split on whether their party is getting in the way of President Trump's agenda. Meanwhile, by two to one Americans think Congressional Democrats are doing more to get in the way of Mr. Trump's agenda, but not offering their own agenda for the country. Congress has left Washington for summer recess, and nearly nine in 10 Americans -- 86 percent -- say it didn't get much done. Most – particularly Republicans - feel frustrated about that. Among those who say Congress didn't accomplish much, three in four...
  • Government Can’t Fix Healthcare

    08/06/2017 8:14:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/6/17 | Bob McEwen
    Why is the government so bad at healthcare? They’ve been at it for seventy-five years and still can’t get it right. It’s expensive. Access is spotty. It’s mired in bureaucracy. And it’s fraught with waste. Obamacare was supposed to fix all this, but instead, like every other government healthcare program before it, it just made things worse. Why? Because the government is a third-party payer. Let me explain. Suppose you are going to buy something for yourself. You have two priorities: price and quality. You want the highest quality for the lowest possible price. Say you’re buying a television. You...
  • Team Trump Sics Spy Hunters on Leakers (FBI identified Congressmen leaking)

    08/04/2017 1:51:04 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 67 replies
    Ron Hosko, former deputy director of the FBI, said these changes could result in prosecution of members of Congress and Hill staffers. In the past, he said the FBI identified members of Congress who leaked classified information, who the Justice Department then declined to prosecute. Agents were often frustrated by this, Hosko added. Given the attorney general’s announcement, he said, members of Congress and Hill staffers may be more likely to face prosecution.
  • President Trump is asking everyone to forward this email to a minimum of 20 recipients

    08/05/2017 12:31:58 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 64 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/5/17 | Hat Tip: Kevin Collins
    I received this email message from a long-time, trusted friend. The individual who sent it to him admitted there was no way to vet the document or its authenticity as a message from President Trump. One thing, however, is certain—it’s the sort of fix Donald Trump would propose and heartily endorse. Ed. Please scroll down to read this important message about NO TENURE and NO Pension for Congressman under the Congressional Reform Act of 2017. URGENT that all read and this is circulated. I'm asking everyone to forward this email to a min of 20 people, & to ask each...
  • Statue of Liberty as a Muslim? Painting in Rep. Lou Correa’s office sparks complaints

    08/05/2017 9:58:30 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 4, 2017 | Martin Wisckol
    A student painting that depicts the Statue of Liberty wearing a Muslim hijab, displayed in congressman Lou Correa’s Santa Ana office, is being attacked as an unpatriotic violation of the separation of church and state by members of We the People Rising, a Claremont-based activist group that advocates stricter enforcement of immigration laws. The group, including several Orange County participants, has asked without success that Correa remove the painting hanging with other finalists from the Democratic congressman’s student art competition. Because of the complaint, Correa said he asked the House Office of Legislative Counsel for advice and was told there...
  • Maybe it's time to pull the plug on health insurance

    08/04/2017 11:41:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 4, 2017 | Jake Novak
    There's nothing like the sight of Republicans and Democrats working together and scrambling to save big time government aid to super-rich corporations. Whether it's a bailout for major banks, tax credits for Big Oil, or big subsidies for large agriculture businesses, this kind of crony capitalism seems to anger almost everyone but nobody really does anything about it. Now, we're about to witness another scramble to provide our hard-earned taxpayer money into the pockets of an industry that's already raking in the big bucks. The Senate Health Committee is going to hold hearings in September to find ways to keep...
  • Dems to Mattis: Don't comply with Trump's 'unconstitutional' transgender ban

    08/04/2017 1:28:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | Aug. 4, 20017 | Rebecca Kheel
    More than 50 House Democrats are urging the Pentagon not to comply with President Trump’s “unconstitutional” ban on transgender troops. “As members of Congress with an abiding interest in our nation’s military and its policies towards the LGBTQ community, we write to not only express our strong opposition to President Trump’s recent tweets seeking to ban transgender individuals from the military, but to remind you not to comply with any unconstitutional directive which may ultimately be issued,” the 53 lawmakers wrote to Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford in a letter...
  • Senate unanimously agrees to block Trump from making recess appointments over break

    08/04/2017 8:13:22 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 99 replies
    Daily News ^ | August 4, 2017 | Jessica Schladebeck
    The Senate unanimously agreed to block President Trump from making appointments during their August break amid concerns that he’ll replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the recess. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who Trump blasted on Twitter after she voted against the party on health care last month, locked in nine “pro forma” sessions over the next four weeks, The Hill reported.
  • The Pig Trap

    08/03/2017 8:14:33 PM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    Taxicab depressions ^ | 14th April 2014 | Taxi Hack
    The Pig TrapPosted: 14th April 2014 by Taxi Hack in Uncategorized Tags: Politics192 America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution (1996) I had a very memorable and thought-provoking passenger a while back that I never wrote about because while I found him fascinating, he seemed a little too political for what was always intended to be a fun blog to read and some cheap therapy for your humble driver and writer. But in light of all the scandals...
  • Cornyn: Many of Our Colleagues Still Don't Accept That Trump Won the Election

    08/03/2017 12:07:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 3, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Sen. John Cornyn took to the Senate floor Wednesday to talk about the backlog of President Trump’s executive nominations, saying he’s “never seen anything quite like it.” As Cortney reported last month, if the current pace continues, it would take 11 years for all of the president’s nominees to be confirmed—long after he’d be out of office even if he did get a second term. "We had an election on November 8, but for many of our colleagues, the election remains undecided. They don't accept the verdict of the American people, the Electoral College, that President Trump won the election....
  • Breaking: CNN Was Just Outed By An Alleged Former Employee and It's Bad!!

    08/02/2017 10:19:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Red State Watcher ^ | August 2, 2017
    If this is true than it changes everything! An alleged former CNN employee is claiming that CNN along with Time Warner and the CBO manipulated the CBO report to paint President Trump's healthcare bill in a bad light....