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  • Welfare Payout Statistics That Will Make You Really Angry

    02/26/2014 12:31:25 PM PST · by onyx · 53 replies
    seriouslyepicstuff.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | Seriously Epic Staff
    Now, don’t tell me that welfare recipients aren’t innovative! No reason to stand on your feet waiting to get your check. Just put your flip-flops next in line and go back and sit on your ass. What a great country! Related Article Corporate Welfare Statistics That Will Make You Sick With all the talk about unemployment benefits and welfare, it’s important to understand just how much money we’re talking about. In 35 states, welfare, housing assistance and other benefits pays more than a minimum wage job, according to a new study by the Cato Institute. The study also found...
  • Trump administration forbids CDC officials from using 7 words and phrases

    12/16/2017 2:46:36 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12-16-17 | Lena H. Sun and Juliet Eilperin
    Trump administration officials are forbidding officials at the nation's top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases - including "fetus" and "transgender" - in any official documents being prepared for next year's budget. Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing. The forbidden words are: "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "transgender," "fetus," "evidence-based" and "science-based." In some instances, the analysts were given...
  • Mike Tyson: “Hillary Clinton is America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer”

    12/15/2017 9:46:27 AM PST · by ptsal · 31 replies
    The Narrator ^ | 12-13-2017 | Staff
    **money quote**“How many more witnesses do we need to commit suicide by two bullets to the back of the head just before they about to testify against the Clinton’s before we start to say ‘Hey, something here sure smells fishy?'” Mike Tyson is currently testing out his one man live show in Las Vegas called Undisputed Truth 2 to small crowds, since Las Vegas is apparently pretty quiet right now. It doesn’t have anything to do with Tyson, but all to do with that horrendous mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay earlier this year, which has seemingly gone through a...
  • Judge Rules that D.C. Can Ban “Religious” Christmas Ads on City Buses

    12/14/2017 2:30:20 PM PST · by detective · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 December 2017 | Warren Mass
    A federal appeals court judge on December 8 denied the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington’s request for an injunction against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), challenging the agency’s refusal to allow the Archdiocese to purchase advertising on D.C. buses that featured a Christmas message. The complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on November 28, stated that, “the Archdiocese wishes to access a widely available advertising platform on the exterior of public 2 buses as they traverse public thoroughfares to convey a simple message of hope in connection with the Christmas season.”
  • Prosecutor says alleged Trump inauguration rioters are 'hiding behind the First Amendment'

    12/14/2017 12:58:50 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec. 14, 2017
    A federal prosecutor said Thursday that jurors must convict six people arrested during President Trump’s inauguration because they “agreed to destroy your city and now they are hiding behind the First Amendment.” The trial of the first group of inauguration defendants is widely watched, and the verdicts will set the tone for trials of more than 180 other people mass-arrested on Jan. 20. Jurors are expected to begin deliberations late Thursday or Friday on six felony property-destruction charges and two misdemeanor rioting charges.
  • CAIR and Muslim Groups to Hold HUGE RALLY in Washington DC to Protest Trump’s...

    12/14/2017 7:59:40 AM PST · by yoe · 67 replies
    Truth Uncensored ^ | December 13, 2017 | By Lauren Richardson
    ...Jerusalem MoveLeave it to CAIR, who is one of 82 groups from around the world that was (designated) as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates, placing it in the company of Al Qaeda and ISIS – to organize a protest against President Donald Trump.
  • McCain’s Dossier ‘Informer’ is Singing Like a Canary!

    12/13/2017 8:15:42 PM PST · by gaijin · 56 replies
    TruthFeed News ^ | Dec 12th, 2017 | Eren Moreno
    Sir Andrew Wood is the man who acted as a “go-between” last year to inform McCain on the dirty dossier. Now, Wood is speaking out, and giving more details on Traitor McCain’s involvement with dossier author Christopher Steele. and his handing off of the document to the FBI. The man who says he acted as a “go-between” last year to inform Sen. John McCain about the controversial “dossier” containing salacious allegations about then-candidate Donald Trump is speaking out, revealing how the ex-British spy who researched the document helped coordinate its release to the FBI, the media and Capitol Hill....
  • GOP hopes Alabama loss is wakeup call for Trump White House

    12/13/2017 5:23:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2017 8:01 PM EST | Zeke Miller
    President Donald Trump managed to endorse two different losing candidates in the same Senate race, a setback that is highlighting an experience deficit within the White House political team. […] Republicans in Washington and around the country say a bungled approach to the race — in which the president wagered his party’s moral authority with nothing to show for it — should serve as a wakeup call for the administration going into what is sure to be a challenging midterm election year. “This White House is not working on all cylinders,” said Ari Fleischer, who served as press secretary to...
  • Omarosa fired, ‘Physically Dragged’ From the White House

    12/13/2017 1:52:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 110 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 13, 2017 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former contestant on President Trump’s “The Apprentice,” was fired and forcibly removed from the White House after Secret Service agents blocked her path to his office, according to reports. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement saying Manigault Newman resigned as director of communications in the Office of Public Liaison “to pursue other opportunities.” “Her departure will not be effective until Jan. 20, 2018. We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service,” Sanders said.
  • Here We Go Again: WaPo Falsely Distorts GOP Tax Plan With Stale 'Giveaway to the Rich' Claim

    12/12/2017 8:59:50 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Have you heard that the Republican tax reform proposal is a sweetheart deal for "the rich," and doesn't help middle class Americans? Yes, you have. Liberals keep repeating it, and we keep debunking it -- over and over again. These claims largely stem from some combination of (a) ignorance of the facts, (b) a misleading focus on raw dollars versus percentages (of course wealthy taxpayers will receive more relief in terms of sheer dollars, as they shoulder -- by far -- the highest proportional and actual tax burden of any income cohort, and (c) cherry-picked data points from a distant,...
  • WaPo walks back CNN's reporting on Trump WikiLeaks email

    12/08/2017 11:40:26 AM PST · by mojito · 25 replies
    Axios ^ | 12/8/2017 | Shane Savitsky
    A September 2016 email sent to senior Trump campaign officials directed them to documents that had already been publicly released by WikiLeaks, per The Washington Post. Initial reporting on the email this morning from CNN said the email was sent on September 4 — WaPo reports that it was actually September 14 — and left it an open question whether the documents had been previously released. Why it matters: WaPo's reporting massively changes the significance of this story, indicating that the sender — a still unknown "Michael J. Erickson" — might have just been trying to alert Trump campaign officials...
  • Trump may get tax cut bill with more generous credits for illegal immigrants

    12/10/2017 7:06:00 PM PST · by 4Runner · 94 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    President Trump has been willing to accept almost anything to close the deal on his giant tax cut bill before Christmas, including staying mum about a measure that would allow illegal immigrants to pocket the more generous child tax credit included in the package. Illegal immigrants have been collecting the payoff from the “refundable” tax credit for years because of an IRS interpretation of how the rule was drafted. The Republican-controlled Congress this fall had a chance to correct that in the tax code overhaul that in the Senate version doubled the child tax credit to $2,000 and expanded eligibility.
  • President Trump calls for Washington Post reporter who apologized for inaccurate tweet to be fired

    12/10/2017 9:39:15 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9 December 2017 | Emily Yahr
    President Trump on Saturday evening issued a call for a reporter with The Washington Post to be fired because of a quickly deleted tweet that presented a misleading impression of Trump’s rally crowd in Florida. The Post reporter, David Weigel, had earlier tweeted a photo of the crowd gathered at Pensacola Bay Center for Trump’s speech there Friday evening, showing numerous empty seats. He removed the tweet after being told by others that the photo was taken before the venue filled up and apologized in a later Twitter exchange with the president. Trump’s public response: “.@daveweigel of the Washington Post...
  • The U.S. Media Yesterday Suffered its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages

    12/10/2017 5:11:56 AM PST · by Right Wing Assault · 53 replies
    The Intercept ^ | December 9, 2017 | Glenn Greenwald
    Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation’s largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.
  • @daveweigel of the Washington Post just admitted that his picture was FAKE(fraud?)..should be fired

    12/09/2017 3:19:30 PM PST · by SMGFan · 60 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter acoount ^ | December 9. 2017 | President Donald Trump
    .@daveweigel of the Washington Post just admitted that his picture was a FAKE (fraud?) showing an almost empty arena last night for my speech in Pensacola when, in fact, he knew the arena was packed (as shown also on T.V.). FAKE NEWS, he should be fired.
  • Moore campaign calls Washington Post a 'worthless piece of crap'

    11/22/2017 5:41:32 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/22/2017 | Josh Delk
    Roy Moore's campaign called The Washington Post a "worthless piece of crap" and refused to provide proof of claims it has made to cast doubt on one of his accusers. “The Washington Post is a worthless piece of crap that has gone out of its way to railroad Roy Moore,” Moore campaign strategist Brett Doster wrote to The Post in an email. “There is no need for anyone at the Washington Post to ever reach out to the Roy Moore campaign again because we will not respond to anyone from the Post now or in the future. Happy Thanksgiving.” {..snip..}
  • Don’t Forget What the Washington Post Reported About Flynn and the Russian Ambassador

    12/01/2017 1:48:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 1, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Bloomberg just ran a story. I have not had a chance to click the link, so I’m just gonna tell you what the link says and I’ll click the link at the next break. But Bloomberg is reporting that Jared Kushner is who ordered Flynn to contact Russia. Jared, who… It appears Kushner’s been — I don’t know — not as visible lately in the Trump administration apparatus. But again, there’s nothing unusual about the incoming national security adviser during the transition talking to representatives of foreign governments! Folks, you know, I just watched Steve Hayes, who’s on Fox....
  • trump calls for wapo’s dave weigel to be fired after bogus report of empty fl rally

    12/09/2017 6:41:50 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    GP ^ | December 9,2017 | Kristinn Taylor
    President Donald Trump slammed Washington Post politics reporter (and former Journolist) Dave Weigel for posting a photo mocking Trump for the size of the crowd at his rally Friday night in Pensacola, Florida that was actually taken well before Trump entered the venue. Weigel mockingly quoting Trump’s tweet about the rally, “Packed to the rafters”. As The Gateway Pundit reported earlier Saturday, liberals online, including the site Raw Story, were spreading a photo of the rally taken well before Trump took the stage at the Pensacola Bay Center that showed many empty sections of seats. It was falsely claimed that...
  • Media Rattled After Trump Calls Out Washington Post Reporter On Twitter

    12/09/2017 6:43:43 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 78 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/09/2017
    Journalists were rattled on Saturday after President Donald Trump called out a Washington Post reporter for tweeting a misleading picture of Trump’s rally in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday night. Weigel had tweeted a picture of Trump’s rally that appeared to show an empty arena, but it was taken well before the rally got underway in front of a packed venue. Weigel apologized in response to Trump’s tweet, at which point the president declared victory and called on Weigel to be fired. Weigel, Trump tweeted, “just admitted that his picture was a FAKE (fraud?) showing an almost empty arena last night...
  • Trump demands, gets apology from Washington Post reporter

    12/09/2017 4:19:06 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    <p>WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump has demanded and received an apology from a Washington Post reporter over a photo of Trump's Florida rally on Friday.</p> <p>Trump tweeted Saturday that ".@DaveWeigel @WashingtonPost put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived @ the venue, w/ thousands of people outside, on their way in." The post included photos of the Pensacola venue as Trump spoke.</p>