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  • Georgia Runoff Third District 7/26/2016 Results Thread

    07/26/2016 4:14:27 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 7 replies
    Self | 7/26/2016 | Self
    Georgia Runoff Third District 7/26/2016 Results Thread Mike Crane versus Drew Ferguson for the Boehner ally Lynn Westmoreland seat (Georgia 3rd). Anyone know a good place to get an up to date count?
  • NY-12: Ivanka Trump Wins A Primary

    07/20/2016 11:52:51 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 9 replies
    State of Politics Blog/NY1 ^ | 7/20/2016 | Staff
    Ivanka Trump, the daughter of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, is the apparent winner of a write-in vote for the Reform Party nomination for the 12th congressional district. According to the city Board of Elections, Trump received two out of the five write-in votes cast among eligible voters. Trump’s win was brought to my attention by Frank Morano, a radio host and civic activist who has sought to bring attention to New York’s at-times absurd campaign laws.
  • Gun control push - July 15, 2016 notes

    07/18/2016 6:32:10 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 6 replies
    CAN-DO-USA ^ | July 18, 2016 | Steve Schulin, America's Party
    Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH-03) ... touts a bill, H.R. 1217, which is titled "The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act", which she says "would expand the existing background check system to cover all commercial firearm sales." ... She then touts another bill, H.R. 1076, which is titled "Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act", and is also known as "No Fly, No Buy". She says this bill "would allow the FBI to block gun sales to people on the terrorist watch list."... She then touts another bill, H.R. 3051, which is titled "Background Check Completion Act". She...
  • Dem Congressional Candidate Thinks 9/11 Was 'One of the Greatest Events in Human History’

    07/15/2016 4:07:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    There are always long-shot candidates in any political race, but Democrat Scott Fenstermaker may take it to a whole new level, and I’m not talking about in a “the rent is too damn high” kind of way. Fenstermaker, a criminal defense and tax litigation attorney, made recent comments about 9/11 in a “Humans of New York” profile that has the New York Daily News referring to him as “deranged.” In the profile piece, Fenstermaker argued that the U.S. “got what it deserved” on September 11. "I think the people in those towers died as representatives for the rest of us,...
  • Followers Of A Mysterious Turkish Islamic Cleric Have Donated Heavily To Hillary’s Campaign...

    11/23/2015 2:14:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/23/15 | Chuck Ross
    Members of a secretive Turkish Islamic movement that is at the center of a congressional ethics committee investigation have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and to her family’s charity, a Daily Caller investigation has found.The largest donation from a leader of the Gulen movement, which is operated from Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains by a moderate Muslim cleric named Fethullah Gulen, came from Recep Ozkan. A former president of the Gulen-linked Turkish Cultural Center, Ozkan gave between $500,001 and $1,000,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent months, the charity’s website shows. He also served as a national...
  • Clyburn: Trump’s Law and Order Claim Was a ‘Dog Whistle’ to White Supremacists

    07/13/2016 2:52:43 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 45 replies
    brietbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s claim of being “the law and order candidate” was a “dog whistle” to white supremacists. Clyburn said, “Mr. Trump needs to get serious about this issue and stop making light of it. No system is rigged against him because of his skin color. That’s what race is all about. We must be serious about that, have a conversation with each other about that and see what we can do to solve this problem. And not hide behind what may or may not have happened to you...
  • Huckabee: President Trump will punish Senate GOP rivals

    07/11/2016 2:58:50 PM PDT · by GilGil · 60 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/7/2016 | Fox News
    Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee reacts to the candidate's meetings with Congressional Republicans on 'The Kelly File'
  • Congressional Black Caucus Blames Republicans For Dallas Massacre

    07/08/2016 10:22:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Democrat Rep. G.K. Butterfield blamed Republicans for the five officers who were massacred by a racially motivated gunman in Dallas Thursday night. “The Republicans in Congress are refusing to address gun violence in America that targets black men and black women and Hispanic men and Hispanic women and, yes, even police officers,” Butterfield said while flanked by other members of the Congressional Black Caucus — just hours after five officers were shot and killed while trying to protect protestors who were rallying against police brutality....
  • Congress to Submit Referral For FBI to Investigate if Clinton Lied Under Oath

    07/07/2016 2:25:46 PM PDT · by rxsid · 61 replies
    lawnewz.com ^ | 07/07/2016 | Chris White
    Congress to Submit Referral For FBI to Investigate if Clinton Lied Under Oath by Chris White | 11:06 am, July 7th, 2016 ...In a surprising turn of events, Congressman Jason Chaffetz announced that he would be sending a referral to the FBI to investigate whether Hillary Clinton lied under oath during her testimony before the Select Committee on Benghazi in October 2015:Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQNLlbaOUNg
  • Trump, seeking GOP unity, has tense meeting with Senate Republicans

    07/07/2016 1:10:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 7, 2016 | Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker
    Donald Trump’s private meeting Thursday with Senate Republicans — designed to foster greater party unity ahead of the national convention in Cleveland — grew combative as the presumptive presidential nominee admonished three senators who have been critical of his candidacy and predicted they would lose their reelection bids, according to two Republican officials with direct knowledge of the exchanges.
  • FBI Director James Comey to Testify at 10 a.m. ET on Hillary Clinton Email Probe-LIVE THREAD

    07/07/2016 6:36:13 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 1,195 replies
    Hillary Clinton Email Investigation FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the FBI’s investigation into Hillary…
  • New stealth bomber's cost is under the radar

    07/05/2016 2:43:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WISC-TV ^ | July 5, 2016 | Zachary Cohen, CNN
    Secrecy is the linchpin of a stealth aircraft's ability to carry out strikes deep within enemy territory, but when it comes to the tax dollars that are going to be spent on the U.S. Air Force's new B-21 bomber, some members of Congress say it is time pull the curtain back. The Air Force said it has no plans to publicly disclose the cost estimate for the aircraft touted as the "backbone" of the U.S.'s future strike and deterrence capabilities, arguing it would reveal too much information to potential adversaries and compromise a classified program. That's infuriated some lawmakers, including...
  • Congressional Black Caucus to ’cause chaos’ on House Floor over guns

    07/04/2016 5:50:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | July 3, 2016
    What more do these Congressional Black Caucus goons want? Paul Ryan has already caved and will allow a House vote on gun confiscation. Apparently that’s not good enough for the racist Congressional Black Caucus. They plan to “cause chaos” and are urging other fascist Democrats to join them all over gun control and confiscation. The Congressional Black Caucus wants Democrats to cause disruptions on the House floor next week Fox News learned from a CBC memo. Congressional Black Caucus memo obtained by Fox urges Dems “To be as disruptive to Speaker Ryan as possible” next week on guns House Speaker...
  • RYAN CAVES: House speaker tells GOP he will allow vote on gun measure, source says

    06/30/2016 4:23:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    AOL News ^ | June 30, 2016 | Maxwell Tanin, Business Insider
    House Speaker Paul Ryan reversed course Thursday, saying that the House of Representatives will take up a major gun safety measure next week. According to a source on a GOP conference call, the speaker indicated that the House will indeed vote on a proposal that would prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns....
  • Transgender women running for House, Senate seats

    06/29/2016 9:32:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | KELLY COHEN
    The U.S. may soon see its first transgender senator and member of Congress, as two transgender women are running for Congress as Democrats. In Utah, Misty Snow, a 30-year-old Salt Lake City native, will run against incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Lee after defeating Jonathan Swinton in the Democratic primary by nearly 19 percent. "While I'm not running on the basis of being a trans woman, my experiences as a trans woman have given me the empathy to understand the struggles of groups that feel that the American Dream is out of reach. I'm running to give a voice to...
  • Women and the draft: They’re divided over registration

    06/28/2016 10:34:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Virgin Islands Daily News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Stephanie Akin, CQ-Roll Call
    With Congress lined up for a battle over whether women should be required to register for the draft, there’s one group that is solidly against the idea, a new poll suggests: women themselves. Women are much less likely than men to say women should be required to register for Selective Service when they turn 18, according to a poll conducted June 18-20 by The Economist/YouGov. Thirty-nine percent of women supported registration for women, compared to 61 percent of men. The question is largely theoretical since the United States ended the draft in 1973 as the Vietnam War was winding down....
  • By All Means, Let’s Vote On These Commonsense Gun Laws For The Children!(semisatire)

    06/27/2016 5:51:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Kurt Schlicter
    All of America, by which I mean all of the liberal media gimps in New York and Washington, cooed and quivered in climactic contentment to the House Democrats’ recent civil rights protest in which the House Democrats protested against civil rights. And the Dems were totally sincere about it – perish the thought that it was some kind of tacky performance art designed to fundraise from the aging Aquarians, the Constitution-hating juice box hipsters, and the bitter, unfulfilled, unloved ex-wives who make up the non-welfare drawing bulk of the Democrat Party. No, it was totally for the children. All the...
  • Charlie Rangel Found Guilty on 11 of 13 Ethics Violations

    06/27/2016 5:10:57 AM PDT · by blueyon · 68 replies
    PJmedia ^ | 6/25/16 | Tom Knighton J
    Democrat Rep. Charlie Rangel has found himself in a bit of a pickle. After years of allegedly thumbing his nose at pesky things like rules, his supposed misdeeds may be coming back to bite him on the proverbial hind quarter. A House ethics committee subpanel today found Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel guilty of 11 of the 13 charges of ethics violations against him. The panel, composed of four Democrats and four Republicans, emerged after private deliberation to announce their findings.
  • FULL LIST: Where every Republican in Congress stands on Donald Trump

    06/25/2016 4:25:11 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    From GOP leaders jumping on the Trump train to joining the #NeverTrump movement, here's the Washington Examiner's running list of where Republican members in Congress stand when it comes to supporting the party's probable nominee...
  • Pelosi: Democrats Wore Sweaters to Deal With ‘Freezing’ Conditions During Sit-In

    06/23/2016 1:22:42 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies
    Pelosi: Democrats Wore Sweaters to Deal With ‘Freezing’ Conditions During Sit-In Chandler Gill BY: June 23, 2016 3:38 pm House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Thursday that Democrats had to wear sweaters to endure freezing conditions on the House floor during the Democratic sit-in on gun control, but she said those conditions could not deter her. A reporter brought up the live periscope feed that showed the sit-in since CSPAN cameras were not allowed to film because the floor was in recess. The reporter asked, since there was a constant periscope feed of the sit-in, if the rule...
  • Democrats End Sit-In After 25 Hours, Drawing Attention to Gun Control

    06/23/2016 11:27:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    House Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in over gun control legislation on Thursday, a protest Speaker Paul D. Ryan labeled a high-profile stunt that undermined the basic institutions of government. Mr. Ryan said he was “not going to allow stunts like this to stop us from carrying out the people’s business.” He added, “This is about a publicity stunt and now a fund-raising scheme.” But on legislative business, it was Mr. Ryan who prevailed. He personally reclaimed control of the House, pounding his gavel and muscling through a major appropriations bill that included funding for combating the Zika virus, without debate.
  • Paul Ryan Says Democratic ‘Stunt’ Is Not ‘A Proud Moment For Democracy’(dumbass!)

    06/23/2016 9:50:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Alex Pappas
    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday reacted to the Democratic sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives over gun control by saying: “I don’t think this should be a very proud moment for democracy or the people who staged these stunts.” In his weekly press conference at the Capitol, Ryan said: “This is the people’s house. This is Congress, the House of Representatives, the oldest democracy in the world, and they’re descending it into chaos.”
  • Supreme Court Decision: Blocks Obama's Immigration Plan

    06/23/2016 7:41:15 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 135 replies
    Fox Business | 6/23/16 | Fox Business
    Breaking news by Stu Varney. Supreme Court was tied 4 to 4, so the lower court decision stands against Obama's Immigration plan.
  • Obama Pushes Congress on Zika Money, but Questions Loom on Administration’s Response

    06/22/2016 3:18:29 PM PDT · by milton23 · 6 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/22/2016 | Fred Lucas
    Even as Congress seems to be moving closer to a resolution on funding a means to stop the spread of the Zika virus, the Obama administration is demanding more immediate action. Yet, some critics say it is the administration, including President Barack Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, that have failed to act strongly and is allocating disproportionate resources internationally when about 2,000 Zika cases have been reported in the United States. More than half of the diagnosed cases have been in the territory of Puerto Rico, but also a significant number in Florida, New York, and...
  • Rebellious Democrats disrupt House, stage protest over guns

    06/22/2016 2:56:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2016 5:08 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    Rebellious Democrats shut down the House’s legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures before lawmakers’ weeklong break. Exasperated Republicans were forced to recess while cutting off cameras that showed the protest. But in an unprecedented step, C-SPAN used live video feeds from one lawmaker’s Periscope account and another’s Facebook page to transmit words and images from the House. Nearly 100 Democrats led by Georgia Rep. John Lewis demanded a vote on measures to expand background checks and block gun purchases by some suspected...
  • Democrats stage sit-in on House floor to force gun vote

    06/22/2016 9:36:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 169 replies
    politico.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | RACHAEL BADE, HEATHER CAYGLE and BEN WEYL
    More than two dozen House Democrats staged a "sit-in" on the House floor Wednesday in protest of GOP leadership's refusal to allow a vote on a gun control measure following the Orlando massacre. Led by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and more than 40 Democrats walked into the chamber just before noon and pledged to “occupy” the House floor until GOP leadership allowed a vote. Democrats have tried numerous times over the past week to force a vote on a so-called "no fly, no buy" bill, which would bar terror suspects on the “no-fly" list from purchasing...
  • Rep. Chaka Fattah Guilty on All Counts in Corruption Trial [DemocRAT Congressman in Philly]

    06/21/2016 11:29:53 AM PDT · by Enchante · 51 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 06/21/2016 | NBC Staff
    A jury has convicted veteran U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah in a racketeering case that largely centered on various efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan. Fattah was found guilty of all 22 counts against him, including racketeering, fraud and money laundering. His lawyers had argued that schemes were engineered without Fattah's knowledge by two political consultants who pleaded guilty in the case. Fattah's jovial and calm demeanor didn't change much as the verdict was read....
  • Leaked Memo Teaches Clinton Staffers How To Break Campaign Finance Laws And Get Away With It

    06/21/2016 8:28:48 AM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 6/20/16 | Christian Datoc
    "Leaked Memo Teaches Clinton Staffers How To Break Campaign Finance Laws And Get Away with it" A leaked 2015 memo appears to give Hillary Clinton staffers advice on how to solicit large-sum donations from Super PACs without breaking campaign finance law restricting that behavior.
  • Obama endorses Charlie Crist for Congress

    06/20/2016 10:23:45 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 21 replies
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 6/20/16 | JOEL GEHRKE
    President Obama has endorsed former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who held office as a Republican but switched parties after losing the 2010 Senate race, in a bid to pick off a GOP-held congressional seat. "Gov. Charlie Crist has always put people above politics — and we need more of that in Washington," Obama said in a statement released by the Crist campaign. "I know he'll bring the people's voice to Congress, and I've got his back." The Democratic National Committee confirmed the endorsement to the Washington Examiner.
  • John Locke: On the Dissolution of Government

    06/20/2016 9:02:02 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    http://articlevblog.com/ ^ | June 19th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The spark for this squib is the failure of western governments to protect the persons and property of their citizens from politically or religiously motivated criminals. Among just a few of the outrages: • Swedish elementary school children recently beseeched their principal to protect them from islamic students. • Closer to home, the mayor of San Jose California directed his police force and firefighters to stand idly by as paid Leftists assaulted Trump rally attendees: • Last year, the mayor of Baltimore so much as encouraged rioters to destroy property. What gives? Is this why societies create governments? John Locke...
  • What to Expect When Trump Meets 900 Evangelical Leaders Tuesday

    06/19/2016 5:15:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 74 replies
    CP Politics ^ | 6/19/16 | Anugrah Kumar
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's closed-door meeting Tuesday with 900 top evangelical and social conservative leaders will be a time of questions and answers on issues such as the Supreme Court, sanctity of life and religious freedom, according to an organizer, who said a similar meeting is being discussed also with Trump's rival Hillary Clinton. "Of the more than 50,000 questions that came in, many of them focused on those three issues. Others focused on issues related to leadership, national security, and faith," Johnnie Moore, the spokesperson for My Faith Votes, a non-partisan organization focused on engaging the 25...
  • Dairy farmers say safety net on milk prices is not helping

    06/19/2016 1:19:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2016 1:37 PM EDT | Lisa Rathke
    Northeast dairy farmers who have been strapped for months by low milk prices say a voluntary insurance program that was supposed to be a safety net isn’t helping. The margin protection program provides financial assistance to enrolled farmers when the gap between the price of milk and national average feed costs falls below the coverage levels picked by individual farmers. […] Farmers say the margin protection program is not based on Northeast farmers’ feed costs but on the national average feed cost, which is less. The chairman of the National Milk Producers Federation testified in Washington last month that the...
  • Paul Ryan: Hillary Clinton's Strongest Supporter on Capitol Hill (primary is August 9th!)

    06/18/2016 6:31:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/18/16 | Jeff Crouere
    After Donald Trump clinched the GOP presidential nomination, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was not satisfied. He spent weeks withholding his official endorsement, while preaching the need for “unity.” After meeting with Trump a number of times, Ryan gave a very lukewarm endorsement of the businessman turned politician in his hometown newspaper. In an editorial for the Janesville Gazette, Ryan wrote that Trump would be able to work with Congress to “help improve people’s lives.” Soon thereafter, Ryan was stabbing Trump in the back, doing the bidding of the liberal media and Hillary Clinton. In fact, Ryan is being...
  • House rejects effort to ban illegal immigrants from military service

    06/16/2016 8:36:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2016 | Cristina Marcos
    In a break from previous votes on the issue, the House on Thursday rejected two GOP proposals to prevent the Obama administration from enlisting young illegal immigrants to serve in the military. Lawmakers voted down two measures offered by immigration hard-liners Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) that would have prohibited the use of federal money to enlist young illegal immigrants who have been granted work permits under President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. More than 30 Republicans with more centrist views on immigration joined all Democrats in opposing the two amendments offered to a...
  • Breaking: Wife of Orlando terrorist is now missing

    06/16/2016 12:39:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 197 replies
    RedStatewatcher ^ | 6/16/16 | ???
    At a Fort Pierce home owned by members of the Mateen family, Seddique Mateen — father of the Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen — said Omar's wife Noor Salman is "no longer here" and that she was no longer in the area. He would not say where she had gone.
  • Paul Ryan's "flexibility" (aka "betrayal") on gun control compromise

    06/16/2016 12:24:50 PM PDT · by Javeth · 43 replies
    Ammoland ^ | October 23, 2015 | Tim Macy
    As I warned you in a previous alert, Rep. Paul Ryan is pro-amnesty (giving the franchise to millions of anti-gun voters), and he has a record of compromising gun rights. For example, Ryan voted for the Thompson-King amendment last year — an anti-gun amendment that would add an additional $19.5 million to pay states to turn in more names to the federal gun-ban (NICS) list. More names into the NICS system? You mean like adding more law-abiding veterans and senior citizens? These Americans have done nothing wrong, other than choosing to live in a country that wants to strip them...
  • BREAKING: Charge dismissed against pro-life investigator David Daleiden

    06/14/2016 1:54:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews.Com ^ | 6/14/16 | Ben Johnson
    Houston prosecutors have dropped one of two charges faced by pro-life investigator David Daleiden, stemming from his investigation of Planned Parenthood. County Court at Law Judge Diane Bull threw out a misdemeanor count of trafficking in human organs. “Judge Diane Bull’s swift dismissal of the bogus charge against CMP founder David Daleiden of trafficking human organs is the latest confirmation that the indictments from a runaway grand jury in Houston were a politically motivated sham all along,” the Center for Medical Progress said in a statement. “The dismissal of the first indictmen [on Monday] sends a strong message to Planned...
  • Reid accuses GOP senator of 'praying' for Obama's death

    06/10/2016 5:30:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 67 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/10/16 | Chad Pergram
    As if the 2016 cycle couldn’t get any uglier, a nasty war of words broke out Friday when Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid accused a Republican senator of “praying” for President Obama’s death. ADVERTISEMENT The allegations followed Georgia Sen. David Perdue’s remarks Friday to a Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington. “We are called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and yes, even our president,” Perdue said. “I think we should pray for Barack Obama.” He added, “We need to be very specific about how we pray. We should pray like Psalms 109:8 says. It says, 'Let...
  • Sitting Out the November Congressional Election

    06/08/2016 1:39:54 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | June 8th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Lest anyone jump to an erroneous conclusion, I’ll participate in the upcoming presidential election process and vote for Trump. Since Hillary is the sum of every corrupt quality, every character flaw that cannot be allowed in the Oval Office, nothing will keep me from supporting the opponent of this vile traitor. As a registered Republican I receive regular emails from GOP candidates standing for election to Florida’s second congressional district. The candidates appear to be honest men and women of conservative bent who oppose all things Obama. Ditto for the eventual Republican senatorial nominee. Anyone who promises to do his...
  • Congress backs bill to put chemicals under federal scrutiny

    06/07/2016 8:34:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 7, 2016 7:10 PM EDT
    Toxic chemicals used in everyday products such as household cleaners, clothing and furniture have been linked to serious illnesses, including cancer, infertility, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Under current law, only a small fraction of chemicals used in these products have been reviewed for safety. A bill that Congress sent President Barack Obama on Tuesday would set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, including formaldehyde, styrene and BPA, that have gone unregulated for decades. The bill would update the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act to require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate new and existing chemicals against...
  • California lawmakers try to extend ObamaCare to illegal immigrants

    06/07/2016 5:08:57 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    KID News ^ | June 6, 2016 | KID News
    California is on the brink of becoming the first state in the nation to offer illegal immigrants the chance to buy insurance on an ObamaCare exchange — testing what’s being described as a "loophole" in the law. The Affordable Care Act technically bars illegal immigrants from the insurance exchanges. But the California bill, which last week passed the state legislature and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, would allow the state to apply for a federal waiver to open its exchange — Covered California — to undocumented residents.
  • Congress Should Not Use Defense Budget as Piggy Bank for Personal Priorities

    06/07/2016 9:21:19 AM PDT · by milton23
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/7/2016 | Justin Johnson
    The defense budget should be used to pay things that make our country more secure and help the men and women in uniform accomplish their mission. Unfortunately, some in Congress use this funding as a piggy bank for their own unrelated priorities. In fact, for the current fiscal year, Congress took almost $500 million from the defense budget to pay for non-military research projects. This is the wrong way for Congress to operate, and is particularly concerning given how seriously underfunded our military currently is. The U.S. military is in rough shape due to crushing budget cuts over the last...
  • Rep. Justin Amash Is Wrong on Transgender ‘Discrimination’ Policy

    06/07/2016 9:17:11 AM PDT · by milton23 · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/6/2016 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Two weeks ago 42 Republicans voted to endorse President Barack Obama’s transgender agenda. They did it by voting for the Maloney amendment, which affirmed Obama’s 2014 executive order barring “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity” in the private employment policies of federal contractors. Over the weekend, Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., posted a characteristically thoughtful Facebook post defending his vote for the Maloney amendment. The overarching policy concern is whether the government should elevate “sexual orientation and gender identity” for special legal privileges, especially in terms of laws barring “discrimination.”
  • VA Proposes To Remove Ban On Transgender Surgery For Vets

    06/05/2016 6:24:05 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 3, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Daily Caller News Foundation VA Proposes To Remove Ban On Transgender Surgery For Vets Jonah Bennett National Security/Foreign Policy Reporter The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed to a rule to remove the ban on transgender sex change surgery for veterans, which has existed since the 1990s. According to the proposed regulation, gender reassignment surgery wasn’t previously considered medically necessary for gender dysphoria, a condition transgender individuals claims makes them feel as though they were born in the wrong body and assigned the wrong gender.
  • Chilling Evidence Shows Planned Parenthood Selling Body Parts: “How’s the Pancreas Forecast Today?”

    06/03/2016 2:57:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A new batch of evidence from the Congressional panel investigating Planned Parenthood reveals some disturbing exchanges between the buyers and sellers of aborted baby body parts. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, who chairs the Select Panel on Infant Lives, sent the evidence to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week along with a letter asking HHS to investigate possible violations by Planned Parenthood and the organ harvesting company StemExpress. The newly uncovered evidence points to multiple potential violations of federal laws based on emails between the companies, invoices, contracts for the aborted babies’ body parts and other documents. Some...
  • DHS Quietly Moving, Releasing Vanloads of Illegal Aliens Away from Border

    06/03/2016 11:22:58 AM PDT · by blueyon · 41 replies
    Judical Watch ^ | 6/03/16 | Judical Watch
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly transporting illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to Phoenix and releasing them without proper processing or issuing court appearance documents, Border Patrol sources tell Judicial Watch. The government classifies them as Other Than Mexican (OTM) and this week around 35 were transferred 116 miles north from Tucson to a Phoenix bus station where they went their separate way. Judicial Watch was present when one of the white vans carrying a group of OTMs arrived at the Phoenix Greyhound station on Buckeye Road
  • Where is the administration getting the money to fund these Obamacare programs?

    06/01/2016 3:55:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 1, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Congress is looking into the funding for several Obamacare programs for which no money has been directly appropriated. Earlier this month, a federal judge ruled that the administration is unlawfully paying insurers who are required to reduce costs for poorer customers on Obamacare’s exchanges. But there are other Obamacare programs that the administration is running for which Congress has refused to fund. ... Subpoenas ignored or willfully unfulfilled, stonewalling witnesses, and lies, lies, lies. Sound familiar? "The most transparent administration in history" has a game plan when dealing with Congress and they play it out to the letter. They even...
  • Combating Zika

    06/01/2016 12:39:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Congressman Gus Bilirakis
    Summer is here. This means warmer, muggier months, especially in the Sunshine State. It means fun at the beach, swimming, grilling, and enjoying the outdoors. But it also means dealing with pesky mosquitos.This year in particular, these annoying bugs are a major concern. This year, we are faced with the Zika virus.Zika, in part, is still a mystery we’re gradually learning about. We’re gathering details about where this comes from, how it’s dangerous, and what we can do to prevent an outbreak.My district in Florida has seen at least 4 confirmed cases in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. The Florida Department...
  • Huffington Post Removes Article Claiming Hillary Clinton Will be Indicted

    05/29/2016 6:31:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 69 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/29/16 | Patrick Howley
    The liberal publication Huffington Post removed an article on its website Sunday claiming that the FBI plans to pursue an indictment against Hillary Clinton on Federal Racketeering charges
  • Meet the Republican Traitors Who Sacrificed Women’s Privacy by Supporting Obama’s Transgender Edicts

    05/27/2016 6:09:43 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | May 27, 2016 | Maggie Gallagher
    Will these social-conservative turncoats face real political consequences? I was up in the wee hours after midnight Thursday when Daniel Horowitz’s tweet crossed my radar: The GOP-controlled House had just voted in the dead of night to write into law Obama’s executive order banning federal contractors who “discriminate” against transgendered individuals. We all know now what that means: If you refuse to let anatomical males into your women’s dressing rooms, locker rooms, or bathrooms, you are just a bigoted hater, end of story. Just ask Representative Zoe Lofgren (D., Calif.), who descended, Trumplike, to insults when challenged by a witness....