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  • Is Trump's Presidency Off to a Successful Start?

    01/24/2017 6:34:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 24, 2017 | David A. Graham
    Overshadowed by headlines about chaos and infighting, the new administration is notching a string of early victories. From some angles, the Trump presidency is off to a rocky start. There were the somewhat disappointing crowds at the inauguration, and then the needless lies about them, presented as “alternative facts.” There’s the controversy over Trump’s remarks to the CIA, and precisely who in the crowd cheered his visit. On Monday, the president repeated a dumb and unnecessary lie about illegal ballots having cost him the popular vote during a meeting with members of Congress. The Washington Post reports in detail on...
  • PBS/NPR In Panic: Trump Administration To Defund/Privatize

    01/24/2017 5:49:11 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 81 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 24,2017 | Lucian Wintrich
    Currently, a half-billion dollars in taxpayer money is given to National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) each year. Trump plans to do away with that. The Hill has reported: The Trump Administration needs to reform and cut spending dramatically, and targeting waste like the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be a good first step in showing that the Trump Administration is serious about radically reforming the federal budget, said Brian Darling, a former aide to Paul and a former staffer at the Heritage Foundation. The Regan Administration attempted something similar...
  • Trump clamps down on federal agencies

    01/24/2017 5:28:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/24/17 08:09 PM EST | Jordan Fabian
    The Trump administration is clamping down on public communications by agencies as it seeks to assert control over the federal bureaucracy. New restrictions on social media use and interaction with press and lawmakers at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the departments of Commerce, Health and Human Services, Agriculture and the Interior have sparked concerns of a President Trump-backed effort to silence dissenting views. The Trump administrations newly imposed communications rules vary at different agencies. At the EPA, staffers were ordered to stop issuing press releases, blog updates and social media posts, according to a memo to employees. The Agriculture...
  • House Passes Bill to Permanently Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

    01/24/2017 3:43:02 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | January 24, 2017 | STEVEN ERTELT
    The House today approved legislation that will put in place a complete ban on taxpayer funding of abortions that ensures abortions are not directly funded in any federal governmental program or department. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The legislation combines several policies that must be enacted every year in Congressional battles and puts them into law where they will not be in jeopardy of being overturned every time Congress changes hands from pro-life lawmakers to those who support abortions.This bill would permanently prohibit taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for abortions in Obamacare health plans starting the next plan year. This bill...
  • Libs float idea to stop interviewing Kellyanne Conway, altogether; she makes mincemeat of...

    01/24/2017 3:19:25 PM PST · by blueyon · 38 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | 1/24/17 | Samantha Chang
    """Libs float idea to stop interviewing Kellyanne Conway, altogether; she makes mincemeat of them every time""" A hallmark of fascism is to silence your critics. So it may come as no surprise that leftist journalism professor Jay Rosen wants to silence Kellyanne Conway, the senior adviser to President Trump, because he disagrees with her political views. kellyanne-conway red dress Leftists who claim to be pro-women often attack Kellyanne Conways appearance when they disagree with her views. (YouTube) Rosen said on a Recode Media podcast that the press should stop interviewing Conway because she confuses him (audio below): I dont think...
  • Gregg Jarrett: The first (and frivolous) lawsuit against President Trump

    01/24/2017 2:53:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    If youre in the mood for a good chuckle, try reading the first lawsuit filed against the new president since he was sworn in. The man hasnt even unpacked his collection of red silk ties and already he stands accused of corruption while in office. Predictably, the plaintiffs are a clique of law professors serving as arm candy for a liberal group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (an oxymoron, to be sure). Their pleadings read like a dime novel. Or a comic book. On the first page, we are warned of a secret and grave threat. The...
  • BREAKING: U.S. House Votes to Permanently Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

    01/24/2017 2:33:07 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 126 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | January 24, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 24, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted 238 to 183 today to permanently ban taxpayer funding of abortion. The No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act (HR 7), introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, makes the Hyde Amendment permanent. Thus far it has been subject to annual renewal. The Hyde Amendment prohibits federal money from being used to fund abortions through Medicaid. The Charlotte Lozier Institute says the Hyde Amendment has saved over 2 million lives since it was enacted in 1976. A January 2017 Marist poll revealed 61% of Americans don’t support using tax...
  • Wow! Imam Curses Christians And Jews At Trump-Attended Interfaith Service In D.C. (VIDEO)

    01/24/2017 2:13:52 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-24-17 | Cristina Laila
    President Donald Trump attended an interfaith service at the Washington National Cathedral on January 21st. It was a beautiful service until an Imam read from the Quran, cursing Christians and Jews. Of course he recited this prayer in Arabic so the only people attending who were able to understand him were most likely Muslim.
  • Promise fulfilled: Trump freezes federal hiring amid demands for diversity

    01/24/2017 8:08:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/24/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It was one of the promises Donald Trump made on the campaign trail which drew widespread approbation from conservatives while spurring varying degrees of either anger or depression among the beltway crowd. Trump said that it would be more of an ax than a new broom when it comes to the size of the federal workforce and he would freeze hiring if elected. The pledge led as many as a third of federal workers to say they might walk off the job if he was elected. So would he really do it? Well… that didn’t take long. (Government Executive)...
  • Trump's down to three in Supreme Court search

    01/24/2017 12:18:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/24/2017 | By ELIANA JOHNSON and SHANE GOLDMACHER
    President Donald Trump has narrowed his first Supreme Court nomination to three finalists, with 10th Circuit judge Neil Gorsuch and 3rd Circuit judge Thomas Hardiman emerging as front-runners while 11th Circuit Judge Bill Pryor remains in the running but fading, according to people familiar with the search process. Trump interviewed at least those three finalists in New York during the transition, according to a person familiar with the search. Trump himself said Tuesday he would make a selection for the courts empty seat next week and summoned top Senate leaders to the White House to discuss his impending choice to...
  • YOU WILL TEACH YOUR CHILDREN THE WORD ABORTION

    01/24/2017 12:19:58 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 14 replies
    Becky Thompson ^ | 1/24/2017
    We will all teach our children the word abortion someday. But what will we say about it? The conversation happened in the car. I cant remember exactly why the abortion doctors name was mentioned I think it had something to do with an article my husband and I had read in the news but our curious children in the backseat wanted to know more. What are you guys talking about? Did you say someone was bad? Why are they bad? What did they do? I had thought they werent listening. I was wrong. They dont miss a thing. Our kids...
  • No, President Trump Does Not Need To Take Immediate Action on DACA Heres Why

    01/24/2017 12:00:10 PM PST · by RedWulf · 52 replies
    There are multiple voices raising concern about President Trump not taking immediate Executive Action to reverse former President Obama’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. To those voices this message is intended. trump-portraitillegal aliens major Now is not the time to address DACA. The UniParty and the UniParty friendly media are trying to bait President Trump into jumping into a politically charged issue they will use to slow, if not destroy, the larger agenda. There are two Obama executive action constructs, DACA and DAPA. ♦ Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as “The Dreamers” executive order which...
  • Police: Man Stabs To Death 70-Year-Old Grandmother During Argument

    01/24/2017 10:36:43 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    CBS Phiily ^ | 1/23/2017
    A man has been charged with murder after police say he stabbed his 70-year-old grandmother to death during an argument. Derrick Dabney, 29, was arrested and charged with murder in the stabbing death of 70-year-old Geraldine McCoy. The incident happened just after 5:30 p.m. Saturday inside McCoys home in the 7900 block of Caesar Place. Police say McCoy was found inside her second floor bedroom, lying face down on her bed with multiple stab wounds to her back and arms. Police say McCoys daughter told them she had just arrived at her mothers home when she saw her son leaving....
  • Punching Richard Spencer

    01/24/2017 9:27:17 AM PST · by Lorianne · 30 replies
    American Conservative, the ^ | 23 January 2016 | Rod Dreher
    By now everyone will have heard seen the clip of white nationalist leader Richard Spencer being sucker-punched by a masked left-wing anti-fascist activist on the streets of Washington. ___ But his being attacked on the street when he was doing nothing violent, and threatening nobody, is indefensible. Many on the Left are celebrating it. ___ Its not shocking that there are people in the world who take pleasure in watching people they hate be physically assaulted, even when those people are doing nothing more than peaceably exercising their right to free speech. What is shocking, though, is a mainstream magazine...
  • Critics: Trumps Deputies Break His Cheap-Labor Immigration Promise on Day One

    01/24/2017 9:22:19 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-23-2017 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trumps deputies have yet to stop the Department of Homeland Security from printing more of President Obamas work permits for younger illegals who claim they were brought into the United States when they were younger than 16. This inaction is in violation of one of Trumps most prominent campaign promises, and it also gives away bargaining power that Trump needs to make the GOP-led Congress implement his popular campaign promises on immigration reform, warns Mark Krikorian, head of the Center for Immigration Studies. It is an explicit betrayal of a promise he made Point number five in...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Prosperity Is Destiny

    01/24/2017 9:11:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    In truth, we are on the cusp of a great experiment. For decades, conservatives, both traditional and pro-growth supply-siders, have preached that deregulation, reasonable and predictable Federal Reserve interest rates, reduced government, a radically simplified and pruned-back tax code, new incentives for investment, an open energy market, and a can-do psychological landscape that encourages entrepreneurship will make the economy soar at rates of 4 percent GDP and more. We shall soon see. If Trump unleashes American know-how and strengthens the economy, then his cultural and domestic agendas, as well as his personal demeanor and language, however radical and jarring, will...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,January 24,2017

    01/24/2017 8:56:31 AM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 24, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGARushDoesPresidentTrumpRIGHTDITTOS FROM BIGGIRL! PING!
  • NRA files lawsuit over ban on assault weapons in Mass.

    01/24/2017 6:52:07 AM PST · by pabianice · 10 replies
    Boston Globe Gungrabber ^ | 1/24/17 | Anderson
    The Massachusetts chapter of the National Rifle Association on Monday sued Governor Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey, contending the states ban on assault weapons is unlawful and should be declared void and unenforceable. In a 33-page civil complaint filed in federal court in Boston, the Gun Owners Action League, along with several other plaintiffs, asserts the states definition of assault weapons is a non-technical, entirely fabricated, and political term of uncertain definition and scope. The complaint, which also names the states public safety secretary and the State Police as defendants, maintains that the states ban illegally extends to...
  • Judge Hanen Ruling Allowing Obama DOJ To Exit Nervously

    01/24/2017 6:15:36 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 30 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 24 2017 | Sundance
    I cant speak highly enough of Judge Andrew Hanen. He stood alone in the gap, steadfast, against the entire weaponized Obama DOJ and White House apparatus Backstory HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE After a three-year-long Mexican standoff today Judge Hanen rears righteously back in his chair, launches a well-chewed batch of tobaccy into the spittoon next to the swinging doors of the saloon, and deliberately says git out. The twitchy DOJ lawyers stumble all over themselves as they clamor desperately backwards for the exit. [page 7] Nevertheless, two important factors have arisen since the...
  • Editorial: Lets hear it for keeping gun silencers from shooters (barf alert)

    01/24/2017 5:14:37 AM PST · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 24 jan 2017
    Just as Chicago is moving ahead with new technology that could help reduce gunfire deaths, Congress and the Illinois Senate are considering misguided bills that could shoot Chicagos effort to pieces by making gun silencers easily available. Chicagos new technology, called ShotSpotter, alerts police as soon as bullets start flying, instead of making them wait for a phone call. Officers can respond more quickly sometimes within seconds. By arriving faster, detectives are more likely to find witnesses, and crime scene personnel have a better chance of scooping up evidence, such as shell casings. Victims can get medical care faster....
  • An Inaugural Speech for the Ages: Trump is the Real Deal

    01/24/2017 4:54:08 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 1/22/2017 | Staff
    If you live in a solid-red conservative community, you may not fully appreciate how much courage it took for Donald Trump to run the kind of campaign he ran. As controversial as Trump may have appeared on television, the scorn he received from the media and the Washington establishment was likely nothing compared to what he encountered in New Yorks elite social circles. Try being a moderate conservative in Manhattan. Now try being the kind of conservative that Trump has become. You wont find it easy. But that kind of courage served him well, and it will continue to do...
  • Donald J. Trump: Immigration

    01/23/2017 6:46:45 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 100 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | August 31, 2015 | Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trumps 10 Point Plan to Put America First1.Begin working on an impenetrable physical wall on the southern border, on day one.Mexico will pay for the wall.2.End catch-and-release. Under a Trump administration, anyone who illegally crosses the border will be detained until they are removed out of our country.3.Move criminal aliens out day one, in joint operations with local, state, and federal law enforcement. We will terminate the Obama administrations deadly, non-enforcement policies that allow thousands of criminal aliens to freely roam our streets.4.End sanctuary cities.5.Immediately terminate President Obamas two illegal executive amnesties. All immigration laws will be enforced...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,January 23-27,2017

    01/23/2017 5:33:43 PM PST · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 23, 2017 | Mark Levin
    Good Evening/Night, WELCOME MARK LEVIN!
  • Chuck Schumer Probably Shouldnt Have Insulted Tom Cotton About Where He Was Eight Years Ago

    01/23/2017 3:50:00 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 74 replies
    iheart.com ^ | 1/23/16 | Saagar Enjeti
    Sens. Tom Cotton and Chuck Schumer reportedly got into an angry confrontation on the Senate floor Friday over Senate Democrats delaying the confirmation of Rep. Mike Pompeo for CIA director, The Weekly Standard reports. Cotton was reportedly irate with Schumers delay of the confirmation vote and loudly accosted him on the Senate floor. Schumer retorted that the Senate had never confirmed a CIA director on Inauguration Day, adding that Senate Republicans also did not do so for former President Barack Obama. He continued that Cotton would have known this precedent if he had been in the Senate eight years previously....
  • Universities Cave to Snowflakes (Walter Williams)

    01/23/2017 3:25:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 25, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    One wonders just how far spineless college administrators will go when it comes to caving in to the demands of campus snowflakes. For those unfamiliar with the term "snowflakes," it is increasingly being used to characterize college students easily traumatized by criticism and politically incorrect phrases. They demand safe spaces and trigger warnings so as not to be upset by views that challenge their own. Snowflakes feel as though they must be protected against words, events and deeds that do not fully conform to their extremely limited, narrow-minded beliefs built on sheer delusion. This might explain their behavior in the...
  • Poll shows Warren is no sure bet for re-election next year (link only)

    01/23/2017 1:40:24 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    http://www.politico.com/states/massachusetts/story/2017/01/polls-shows-warren-is-no-sure-bet-for-re-election-next-year-108924
  • WH Press Secretary: Trump Will Value Life Born and Unborn

    01/23/2017 1:34:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/23/17 | Melanie Harper
    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that President Donald Trump will stand up and value life born and unborn. When asked what the people should expect from Trump as a pro-life president, Spicer said, Their expectations should be that hes going to stand up and value life born or unborn same as hes said throughout the last year and a half, that hes going to stand up and protect life, promote it, and instill policies that promote life, that promote adoption, that help support young women, that help support funding of agencies and clinics that...
  • County Warns Employees to Protect Illegal Aliens Before Trump Inauguration

    01/23/2017 1:31:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    A day before the presidential inauguration, a major U.S. county slapped employees with a stern warning about their obligations under local sanctuary policies that protect illegal immigrants. In a two-page memo obtained by Judicial Watch, officials in San Francisco reminded all city and county workers of their duties under the A countys longtime measures shielding illegal aliens from deportation. It appears that the document was issued as a preemptive strike against President Donald Trumps hardline on illegal immigration. All people seeking or receiving City services must be treated with equal dignity, respect for human rights, and due process under the...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WOR AM,January 23-27,2017

    01/23/2017 1:20:14 PM PST · by Biggirl
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | January 23, 2017 | Sean Hannity
    Good Afternoon, WELCOME!
  • CBS: Judge Neil Gorsuch emerges as a leading Supreme Court candidate (Ardent Textualist like Scalia)

    01/23/2017 1:18:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2017 | AllahPundit
    Jan Crawford doesn’t say he’s the leading candidate, merely a leading candidate, but the clear implication is that Gorsuch is the surprise frontrunner. In one sense it’s no surprise at all: Gorsuch has been on Trump’s list of potential SCOTUS nominees since the beginning and was named by CNN last week as one of the six shortlisters. He’s a former Marshall Scholar, Harvard Law grad, and law clerk for, er, Anthony Kennedy. Rarely do you see a justice and his former clerk end up as colleagues on the Supreme Court, but Gorsuch’s career arc in public service has been...
  • Epic! Sean Spicer Eviscerates Press Lectures Them For 6 Minutes On Negative Bias

    01/23/2017 1:10:15 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    GP ^ | 01/23/17 | Jim Hoft
    That didn’t take long. White House spokesman Sean Spicer held his first official White House press conference today in Washington DC.   This was also the first working day of the Donald J. Trump administration.   The liberal media came out of the gates swinging and attacking the Trump team — on their first day of business.   Trump met with business leaders this morning. Trump met with union leaders. Trump has already saved and added 1.3 million jobs to the US economy before he came into office.   Despite this wonderful news the liberal media went on the...
  • President Trump Kills TPP Once And For All With Executive Order Officially Withdrawing

    01/23/2017 12:45:45 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/23/17 | Matthew Boyle
    President Donald J. Trump killed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) once and for all on Monday, signing an executive order officially withdrawing from the trade deal negotiations. It came as a part of series of three separate executive actions that President Trump took on Monday. The first is a withdrawal of the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said, explaining the first executive action President Trump was taking in the list of three. The other two were one freezing hiring of all federal employees except in the military, and one that restores...
  • Trump's Business Agenda Includes US Manufacturing, Massive Tax Cuts

    01/23/2017 11:45:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    President Donald Trump met with business leaders Monday at the White House to discuss his agenda to improve the economy. He specifically focused on bringing manufacturing back to America as well as "massively" cutting taxes for companies and the middle class alike.
  • Reince Priebus: Ex-CIA chief John Brennan is bitter he wasnt retained by Donald Trump

    01/23/2017 10:36:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 01/22/17 | Bradford Richardson
    <p>Members of President Trumps inner circle charged Sunday that former CIA director John O. Brennan is trying to undermine the relationship between the new administration and the intelligence community on his way out the door.</p> <p>Escalating the war of words on Sunday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Mr. Brennan is beginning to sound like a partisan political hack with his repeated public criticisms of the new president after the former director reportedly called Mr. Trumps postinaugural visit to the CIAs Langley headquarters a despicable display of self-aggrandizement.</p>
  • Newt Gingrich: Madonna Should Be Arrested For Comments About Blowing Up White House

    01/23/2017 10:14:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/23/17 | Pam Key
    Monday on Fox News Channels Fox & Friends, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Madonna should be arrested for saying Saturday at the Womens March in Washington D.C. that she wanted to blow up the White House. Gingrich said, She is parallel to the young fascists who ran around town breaking windows, all of whom should be given the maximum sentence. He added, What you have is an emerging left-wing fascism. Shes part of it. And I think we have to be prepared to protect ourselves. Frankly, the truth is she ought to be arrested for saying she...
  • Obamas Nuclear Legacy Leaves America and Allies Less Safe

    01/23/2017 10:14:09 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 23, 2017 | Michaela Dodge
    In his Jan. 11 remarks on nuclear weapons policy, the outgoing Vice President Joe Biden praised former President Barack Obamas nuclear weapons policy. In reality, there are very few grounds for congratulations when it comes to Obamas legacy. Take, for example, the Iran deal. Biden argued that the administration got the deal through a combination of international sanctions and hard-nosed diplomacy. In reality, the deal was sold to the American public by concealing the full extent of concessions the administration had to make to get the Iranians to agree to it. The deal does not prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear...
  • Donald Trump Executive Actions Kill TPP, Announce Federal Hiring Freeze, Restore Mexico City Policy

    01/23/2017 9:54:14 AM PST · by lafroste · 19 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 1/23/2017 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump signed three executive actions this morning, killing the Trans-Pacific partnership, instituting a federal hiring freeze, and restoring the Mexico City policy, which bans federal funds from being used to fund abortions. Trump senior advisors stood and watched Trump sign the executive orders as senior advisor Reince Priebus announced each order as it was signed. Trump specified that the hiring freeze for federal workers would not apply to the military.
  • Trump Responds To Ashley Judd And All Her Friends In Pink Hats

    01/23/2017 9:41:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    Biz PAC Review ^ | 01/23/17 | Tm Tillison
    President Donald Trump hit back Sunday at thousands of liberal women who marched in Washington and other cities around the country the day before to protest him being elected president, taunting them with a simple inquiry: Why didnt these people vote? Taking to his social media platform, the 45th president of the United States slammed far-left celebrities like Ashley Judd and soon-to-be senior citizen Madonna, who were at the forefront of Saturdays march. Spicers first WH press conference made jaws drop globally; media still stinging, say he went too far Trump tweeted: Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression...
  • Republican Rubio clears way for Tillerson's approval as top U.S. diplomat

    01/23/2017 9:37:41 AM PST · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Jan 2017
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio reluctantly backed President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, in a move that all but secures Senate confirmation of the former Exxon Mobil Corp chief executive as the nation's top diplomat later on Monday. Rubio said he was troubled by Tillerson's recent responses before lawmakers regarding Russia as well as other countries, but that he ultimately decided he would vote to approve the nominee in deference to Trump, as well as to fill a critical top job. "Despite my reservations, I will support Mr. Tillersons nomination in committee and...
  • Trump reinstates ban on US funds promoting abortion overseas

    01/23/2017 9:28:50 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2017
    <p>President Trump on Monday morning signed an executive order blocking foreign aid or federal funding for international nongovernmental organizations that provide or "promote" abortions.</p> <p>The order comes one day after the 44th anniversary of the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal.</p>
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WRKO AM, January 23-27,2017

    01/23/2017 8:37:34 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | January 23, 2017 | Jeffrey Kuhner
    Good Morning/Afternoon, WELCOME TO THE KUHNER REPORT!
  • Trump Targets 3 Agencies With Ambitious Budget Cuts

    01/23/2017 8:33:45 AM PST · by Perseverando · 79 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 23, 2017 | Thomas Pippen
    President Donald Trumps reported plan to gut federal spending by $10.5 trillion over the next decade includes eliminating three of iconic agencies defended as cultural mainstays by many Democrats. The next administration is working on plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Hill reported Thursday. Combined, the three departments cost around $741 million in 2016, and is a small part of a host of budget reforms needed to cut more than a trillion a year from the federal budget. Eliminating funding to the Corporation...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,January 23,2017

    01/23/2017 8:30:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 23, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGARushGoesToWorkReviewingThisPastHistoricWeekendDITTOS From Biggirl! PING!
  • FCC Soon To Be In Republican Pai's Hands

    01/23/2017 7:56:27 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/23/17 | HARPER NEIDIG AND ALI BRELAND
    resident Trump has settled on Republican Ajit Pai as his choice for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, sources told The Hill Friday. The move was widely expected and certain to be welcomed by Republican lawmakers. Look for Pai to hit the ground running as soon as the pick is made official. Pai is currently a commissioner on the FCC board and an outspoken critic of many of the regulations pushed by former Chairman Tom Wheeler, who stepped down Friday. Most notably, he has been a fierce opponent of the net neutrality rules enshrined in the FCC's Open Internet Order,...
  • Madonna Says Speech At Women's Rally 'Taken Wildly Out Of Context'

    01/23/2017 7:52:18 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/23/17
    <p>Madonna defended her fiery speech about President Donald Trump on Sunday, saying her words were taken wildly out of context.</p> <p>The singer directed her anger at Trump during a speech at the Womens March in Washington on Sunday. She told the crowd that she had at times been angry after the election and had thought "an awful lot about blowing up the White House."</p>
  • Another Election Winner: Academic Who Called It

    01/23/2017 7:50:35 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 20, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Not everybody made a lousy prediction on this year's election results. In introducing Penn Professor David Eisenhower at the University Club on January 19, 2017, Hadley Arkes of the James Wilson Institute noted that the man for whom Camp David was named was confident in April of last year that the Donald could win. Professor Eisenhower noted that "all the women I know are defending Trump." That turned out to be a more scientific barometer than whatever the mainstream media were using. It should be noted that Professor Eisenhower is the grandson of one president and the son-in-law of anotherRichard...
  • Trumps Nominees Face Unprecedented Democrat Obstructionism

    01/23/2017 7:31:43 AM PST · by Perseverando · 53 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 22, 2017 | Rob Bluey
    President Donald Trump starts his first full week in the White House with just two Cabinet secretaries confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Thats the lowest number in decades and a sharp contrast from former President Barack Obama. Trumps picks have fared worse than past Cabinet nominees. Even though Trump enjoys a Republican-led Senate, Democrats have kept their promise to delay confirmation of his nominees, even if they lack the votes to ultimately defeat them. The Daily Signal reviewed Senate confirmation data for newly elected presidents, beginning with Jimmy Carter in 1977 through Obama in 2009. The chart above shows when...
  • Trump, GOP set to battle on spending cuts

    01/23/2017 7:27:15 AM PST · by Mariner · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23rd, 2017 | By Alexander Bolton
    Donald Trump may be headed into a big fight with Republican lawmakers with his plans for dramatic cuts to federal spending. Trump transition officials are combing through conservative budgets to find ways to save money in an effort to get rid of the tremendous waste, fraud and abuse that Trump pledged to eliminate during the campaign. Many of the proposals that Trumps team are reviewing would gain support from a majority of conservative House Republicans, who have sought to cut the federal deficit by scrapping government programs they view as unnecessary. But some of Trumps targets have fans in the...
  • Trump to company executives: We think we can cut regulations by 75 percent

    01/23/2017 7:09:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told leaders of companies ranging from defense manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corp to sportswear apparel maker Under Armour Inc on Monday that he believed his administration could cut U.S. regulations governing companies by 75 percent or more. In a meeting with about 10 senior executives at the White House, Trump also reiterated his pledge to impose a hefty border tax on companies that want to import products to the United States after moving American manufacturing facilities abroad. But, he added, those that want to set up factories in the United States will see quick...
  • Anti-Trump Activists at UT-Austin (Univ. of Texas) Too Afraid of Campus Carry to Protest Trump

    01/23/2017 7:06:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | January 22, 2017
    Friday afternoon, as college students in other states took to campus quads to protest the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, the campus of the University of Texas at Austin was eerily quiet. Although the university is home to several activist groups that have publicly denounced the new commander-in-chief, the groups cited the state's almost six-month-old campus carry law as their reason for staying home. [Snip] As the inauguration played out in D.C., only a single person was spotted walking across the UT campus in Central Austin. He refused to give his name but identified himself as a professor of...