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  • The Democrats' Davos ideology won't win back the midwest

    04/28/2017 1:50:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | April 27, 2017 | Thomas Frank
    The party has harmed millions of their own former constituents. If they change course, they can reverse their losses The tragedy of the 2016 election is connected closely, at least for me, to the larger tragedy of the industrial midwest. It was in the ruined industrial city of Cleveland that the Republican Party came together in convention last July, and it was the deindustrialized, addiction-harrowed precincts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin that switched sides in November and delivered Donald Trump to the Oval Office. I am a midwesterner too, and I like to think I share the values and...
  • Ro Khanna Wants to Give Working-Class Households $1 Trillion

    04/28/2017 1:12:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 28, 2017 | Annie Lowrey
    Ro Khanna has a $1 trillion plan to fatten Americans’ wallets. The newly elected member of Congress, who represents Silicon Valley, has become a loud progressive voice on the Hill during his brief tenure there. The way he sees it, Democrats have failed by not offering families a radical plan to end wage stagnation and bring prosperity to the middle class once again. He is working on a bill he believes will do just that, by boosting the Earned Income Tax Credit to provide as much as $6,000 a year for individuals and $12,000 for families. (That would roughly double...
  • Shutdown showdown: How Mitch McConnell is letting Democrats continue to run the country

    04/28/2017 12:33:15 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/28/17 | Dan Calabrese
    With a big assist from John McCain How, you ask, can we be at risk of a government shutdown? Republicans control the House, the Senate and the presidency. All the Republicans have to do is hold together and they can avert a shutdown, you reasonably assume. But it doesn’t work that way. It should. And it could. But as it stands today, it doesn’t. That’s because Senate Republicans under the leadership of Mitch McConnell continue to tolerate the abuse of what was once a tool used only in extraordinary circumstances - the filibuster.
  • Pat Caddell Grades First 100 Days: Donald Trump C+, Dems F, Republicans F-

    04/28/2017 12:14:45 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Apr 2017 | Dan Riehl
    Longtime Democrat pollster and analyst Pat Caddell talked with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Friday about his thoughts and observations on President Donald’s Trump’s first 100 days in office, as well as the recent performance of both major parties. Asked what kind of a “letter grade” he would give Trump for his first 100 days, Caddell said, “I would give him a C+, which is not great, but that’s okay because I give the Democrats and Republicans Fs and F-s. And I give the press, as you might have guessed, a letter that doesn’t exist.”
  • House Democrats Conceal 2016 Election Autopsy from Public

    04/28/2017 12:09:09 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Apr 2017 | Ben Kew
    House Democrats this week buried a report analyzing the party’s failings in 2016 from the party’s members, Politico has revealed. After a five month wait, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) presented his findings to lawmakers at a members-only event at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) headquarters Thursday night. The report detailed both the reasons behind Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the presidential election and the party’s failure to win back control of Congress.
  • Democrats introduce bill to ban pastors from ministering to homosexuals

    04/27/2017 1:39:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Despite the way it's being reported . . . This story is a good example of how politicians use phrasing to disguise what they’re really doing, and the media play along because they support the obfuscation agenda. In some cases it’s because the media really are that dumb and gullible, but the gullibility usually stems from their natural trust of Democrats - so it all comes back to the fact that they share the same agenda. You’ve heard about something called “gay conversion therapy,” which sounds like some nonsense procedure in which a “therapist” of questionable credibility tries to work...
  • House Democrats threaten shutdown over Obamacare repeal vote

    04/27/2017 1:30:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/27/2017 | By HEATHER CAYGLE and ELANA SCHOR
    House Democrats are threatening to oppose a short-term funding extension if Republicans plow ahead with a vote to repeal Obamacare this week, renewing talk of a government shutdown if lawmakers can’t reach an agreement by Friday. “If Republicans pursue this partisan path of forcing Americans to pay more for less and destabilizing our county's health care system — without even knowing how much their bill will cost — Republicans should be prepared to pass a one-week [funding extension] on their own," House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland said in a statement. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered the news...
  • House Democrats to force vote on bill requiring Trump to release his taxes, visitor logs

    04/27/2017 12:43:48 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 53 replies
    Washington Post via MSN.com ^ | April 27, 2017 | Ed O'Keefe
    House Democrats plan to force a floor fight with Republicans on Thursday over legislation that would require President Trump to disclose information about his personal taxes, business holdings, ethics waivers, and visitors to the White House and his vacation properties.
  • Socialism, liberalism is fascism and Nazism (In pictures and words)

    04/27/2017 12:22:55 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    If anyone ever tells you that conservatives are fascists or that socialism is the opposite of fascism, take a good look at these quotes and pictures to learn the truth.
  • The Unlimited-Abortion-on-Demand Left Excommunicates Bernie Sanders

    04/27/2017 9:27:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | April 27, 2017 | ALEXANDRA DESANCTIS
    After capturing the fervor of the intensely progressive wing of the Democratic party in the 2016 presidential primary — despite never having been a member of the party at all — Vermont senator Bernie Sanders seems to be falling out of favor with the ruling social-justice-warrior class. What proved his undoing was not, in fact, a sudden recollection on the part of Democrats that the party’s base is not composed entirely of socialists. No, Sanders’s star has fallen because he has revealed himself to be insufficiently dedicated to the radical pro-abortion movement. This progressive consensus arose after Sanders had the...
  • Pelosi-Backed PAC Took Funds From Owner of Site Tied to Underage Prostitution

    04/26/2017 1:06:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 25, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    House Majority PAC aims to regain seats for House Democrats. A political action committee that is backed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) took funds from the co-owner of a website that is linked to underage prostitution. The House Majority PAC, an Alexandria, Virginia-based Super PAC created in 2011 to "answer the barrage of GOP outside spending" and help Democrats regain seats in the House of Representatives, accepted a $10,000 contribution last year from James Larkin, the co-owner of the Backpage.com, a website linked to underage trafficking and prostitution. Larkin, along with Michael G. Lacey, were co-owners of...
  • NYC Democratic City Council Candidate Runs Hate Campaign, Cites 'Greedy Jewish Landlords’

    04/26/2017 11:36:33 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | April 26, 2017 | Hana Levi Julian
    Shortened title. Full title: NYC Democratic City Council Candidate Runs Hate Campaign, Cites ‘Ethnic Cleansing, Greedy Jewish Landlords’ While the United States has been observing a week devoted to marking the loss of millions of Jews and other nationals during the Nazi Holocaust in World War II, a Democratic candidate for the New York City Council is campaigning on a message of anti-Semitism and hate. In the most recent video footage uploaded by Thomas Lopez-Pierre, his campaign message on YouTube blames “greedy Jewish landlords” and “Donald Trump” for the problems in the seventh district on the upper West Side of...
  • Liberals Slam Obama For Taking $400K From Wall Street

    04/26/2017 10:59:05 AM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-26-2017 | Andrew Kugle
    Some notable liberals are not happy with former President Barack Obama's decision to give a speech at a Wall Street conference. Obama will be paid $400,000 to give a speech at Cantor Fitzgerald's healthcare conference this September, according to Fox Business. Some of Obama's supporters are upset with the former president who often railed against income inequality and the business practices of Wall Street. The Washington Post gave four reasons why Obama's $400,000 speech is a bad idea. One of the reasons the article cites is that in President Obama's 2006 book The Audacity of Hope he called arrangements like...
  • Abortion bill passes Illinois House

    04/26/2017 5:30:50 AM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    WGN ^ | 4/25/17 | Tom Negovan
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— The Democratic-controlled Illinois House has approved public funding for all abortions. The House voted 62-55 Tuesday to allow state-employee health insurance or Medicaid to cover abortions. Medicaid currently covers abortions in limited cases. The vote capped a two-hour debate and coincided with the Illinois Women March on Springfield for a "progressive agenda."
  • Flush with highway cash, Texas still looking for toll options

    04/26/2017 5:16:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | April 21, 2017 | Dug Begley
    Texas is spending record amounts on transportation, but lawmakers worried it is not enough are considering extending a controversial program that’s helped spread tollways through some of the state’s largest areas. A bill approved this week by a House committee would give the Texas Department of Transportation a chance to add six additional projects, including the widening of Interstate 45 north of I-10 and a long-planned Hempstead Tollway, meant to relieve traffic on U.S. 290 with the potential for a commuter rail corridor. The bill, by state Rep. Larry Phillips, R-Sherman, would also allow TxDOT or regional officials the chance...
  • The 1 stance you can't have to be a Democrat

    04/25/2017 3:42:46 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 04/24/2017 | Greg Corombos
    'There's a huge disconnect here'! Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says all Democrats should line up in favor of abortion, and he calls the position “not negotiable,” a clarification for which pro-life groups are exceedingly grateful. The issue arose after Perez publicly backed the pro-life Democratic Party nominee in the race for mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. After criticism from pro-choice forces, Perez released a statement insisting he and the party were not straying from their stance on abortion. “Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,”...
  • WHY LIBERALS HAVE JOINED DISCUSSIONS ON FREE REPUBLIC : THE BEAUTY OF A TRUMP VETO.

    04/25/2017 6:45:24 PM PDT · by windhover · 23 replies
    4/25/2017 | windhover
    A Trump veto cannot be overridden and the Lib-Demo- Rhinos know it. No mistake, this terrifies them, and no amount of involuntary elitist chastening can change this. Yes, we are on to you, and it just doesn't matter anymore. A Trump veto takes away the pressure that has intimidated the Republicans for decades. Now, the question may be asked, " Has Republican intimidation been sincere, or simply an excuse to go along with the same interests that move the Democrats? ". We will see. If they are not sincere, they must be replaced. What is absolutely required, is to kill...
  • Democrats to Catholics: Get Lost

    04/25/2017 2:46:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | April 25, 2017 | BRIAN BURCH
    The Democratic Party charade on abortion is finally over.Newly-elected Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has declared that every Democrat must be 100% pro-abortion. And according to an official statement: “that is not negotiable.”What does this mean?Tolerance, diversity, and ‘choice’ be damned. Every Democrat must now support the party platform which includes abortion on demand, for any reason, during any month of pregnancy, up to and including partial-birth abortion. And of course, taxpayers must pay for it.The game is up: Fall in line, or get out.The Democratic Party has told Catholics who believe in the sanctity of life that...
  • New York Times Misses the Mark on Hillary’s Defeat

    04/25/2017 9:44:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/25/17 | Roger Aronoff
    The media, and Democrats, lost in November for any number of reasons, including their own incompetence and misunderstanding of the American people—not Comey’s actions or a Russian influence operation The New York Times recently published a lengthy postmortem on the effects that the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails and the bureau’s investigation into Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia had on the 2016 election. The paper casts blame because FBI Director James Comey went public with the Clinton investigation, but didn’t expose the Trump inquiry during the election. “For all the attention on Mrs. Clinton’s emails, history is likely...
  • Near 100 Days, Trump's Biggest Problem is the GOP, Not Dems

    04/25/2017 9:44:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    PJ media ^ | 04/25/2017 | Roger Simon
    Approaching the vaunted one hundred day benchmark, it's clear the Republicans, not the Democrats or their faithful media allies, are the biggest threat to Donald Trumps's presidency. Lost in various ego and ideology-driven agendas, the GOP legislators are doing their best to elect Elizabeth Warren president in 2020. Perhaps they should turn over their donor lists to the Massachusetts senator and make things easier and more direct. This may or may not speak poorly for Trump's managerial skills. And it doesn't account entirely for his poor poll numbers. But if there is a cancer on his presidency, it is coming...