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  • Ashton Kutcher and Sex Trafficking: The Next Step

    02/19/2017 9:16:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2017 | Trevor Thomas
    As his recent and moving testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee reveals, Ashton Kutcher seems to be doing some great work combating the horrendous evil of worldwide sex trafficking. His testimony was hailed by conservative and liberal media alike. I wish him much success, and I hope he continues his efforts for many years to come. However, I challenge Mr. Kutcher to go farther when it comes to battling evil in the sexual realm. As he began his speech, Kutcher passionately declared that he was there to "defend the right to pursue happiness." He was referencing the U.S....
  • It Is Absolutely Outrageous for the Government to Force Christians to Violate Their Faith

    02/19/2017 8:42:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2017 | Michael Brown
    The more you see something shocking, the less shocking it appears, and the more something outrageous happens, the less outrageous it seems to be. That is how a culture becomes desensitized, and that is how the abnormal becomes normalized. But when it comes to the government’s attack on our religious freedoms, it is our sacred duty to remain shocked and outraged. Such things cannot continue to happen in America if we are to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. According to the Washington Supreme Court, when Christian florist Barronelle Stutzman declined to do the...
  • FIRST STRIKE TO THE BLACK STATE

    02/19/2017 8:02:29 AM PST · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2017 | MELANIE PHILLIPS
    "The abrupt resignation of the national security adviser, Lt.-Gen. Mike Flynn, plunged the Trump administration into turmoil." Rarely can a much anticipated official visit have been so eclipsed by a convulsion taking place behind the scenes. People have poring over every word and gesture of the meeting in Washington between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump The encounter offered an opportunity to discover not just the new American policy toward Israel but also to get the measure of this unsettling president. However, the back story told rather more about Donald Trump than was on display at the love-in...
  • Left without Conviction: Psychodynamics of Trump-Triggered Rage Decompensation

    02/19/2017 7:58:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2017 | Deborah C. Tyler
    Psychological decompensation refers to the loss of mental stability and self-control due to the failure of overtaxed coping mechanisms to handle stress. The term decompensation is typically applied to breakdowns in individuals who are psychologically fragile in the first place. For minds burdened with a fallacious self-image, unrealistic life expectations, or a distorted view of reality, heightened stress overwhelms the already brittle ego defenses, and raw psychic pain and rage flows unrestrained. The election of President Trump has triggered a rage decompensation across the left wing, causing disgusting, dehumanizing, and violent expression to break out. The categories of left-wing caterwauling...
  • THE TRUMP-NETANYAHU ALLIANCE

    02/19/2017 7:51:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2017 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    he two-state model is widely viewed as the formula for Middle East peace. But the fact of the matter is that it makes peace impossible to achieve, by holding normal relations between Israel and its Arab neighbors hostage to grandiose peace deals. When they met on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin were both walking wounded. Netanyahu arrived in Washington the center of a criminal investigation the chief characteristic of which is that selected details of the probe are regularly leaked to the media by anonymous sources who cannot be challenged or held to account. Be the...
  • Postal Reform Bill Not Ready to Deliver

    02/19/2017 7:22:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Congress seems serious about postal reform this time around.After watching legislation die in the election-shortened Congress last year, a bipartisan group of members have introduced the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 in the first month of the new Congress.Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, introduced the legislation along with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), ranking member of the committee, and Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Stephen Lynch (D-MA). Lynch is the son of a postman.“Postal reform in a bipartisan way that gets to the president’s desk is something that...
  • The Trump Way: Storming to Success

    02/19/2017 7:00:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2017 | J. Robert Smith
    Heres what a lot of people dont grasp about Donald Trump. That includes professional observers, in and out of DC. Trump brings a storm with him wherever he goes. Its noisy, flashy, and fierce. It looks chaotic. But at the eye of the storm is Donald Trump, knowing what he wants to accomplish and where he and his storm are heading. Its easy to brand Trump a disruptor. But thats lazy. Trump most certainly disrupts, but its not without cause. He just doesnt blow through the countryside leaving huge messes in his wake. Simply put, Trump unmakes to remake to...
  • Fixing Health Care

    02/19/2017 6:54:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    Twenty million. That is the number foisted upon us by the Obama administration and all of its believers as to how many people got health insurance because of his signature health care program and how many will lose it if the evil Republicans tinker with the program; i.e., repeal and replace. Have you ever seen the figures behind that 20 million number? No you have not because it is a phantom number. Like the 97% of scientists believing in global warming sorry, climate change. Or that the day of the Super Bowl has the highest number of domestic violence...
  • The Palestinians Dont Deserve a State

    02/19/2017 5:07:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February, 19, 2017 | Dan Calic
    For decades the two-state solution has been repeatedly floated as the preferred goal of peace between Israel and the Arabs (Palestinians). Yet it has never been realized. Accusations have been tossed around by various voices laying blame on both sides for the failure of the two-state solution to be implemented. In light of the recent summit between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump, it would appear the longstanding positon of the U.S. supporting the two-state solution is fizzling out. In my opinion, this is long overdue. Simply put, the so-called Palestinians dont deserve a state. The concept of a two-state...
  • Trapped By The Past

    02/19/2017 4:54:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Ive been wondering lately how the rest of the world views the political happenings in the United States. My only glimpse on this had come through the US media, which presented an unpleasant picture but is completely untrustworthy. So I decided to see for myself. With my wife having a bun in the oven and lacking sufficient funds to travel the world, I had to choose my destination carefully. It had to be somewhere I could get a flavor for a large swath of the planets population within a short period of time and be relatively close. Paris was...
  • Moon Wars

    02/19/2017 4:31:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    Many less than delectable looking bare bottoms were aimed at the Trump towers in recent days. In the White House briefing room, the media tried to follow suit and got a lesson in how Trump trumps haters. For a full week, the press stories -- funny how they all seem alike -- charged that the White House was a scene of turmoil and chaos. Once again, they prematurely pronounced Trump dead. Rasmussen told another story altogether. Voters indicated by 45% that we were heading in the right direction, a higher level of optimism than found during any week of the...
  • America Is Safer, in Less Than a Month

    02/18/2017 7:11:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 18, 2017 | Robert E. Heiler
    Consider this: What can we predict about the immediate political fallout if a substantial jihadist attack on American soil were to happen tomorrow? Answer: As we saw following 9/11, the visceral response is to rally around the flag; to see clearly the truth that despite our diverse spectrum of interests and opinions, there is much more connecting us than separating us. But the partisanship of the moment would profoundly affect the internal contours of that response. For starters, the response of President Donald Trump would mostly likely be predictable, somewhat juvenile, and entirely correct: I told you so. It is...
  • WashPost Media Columnist: Ban Trump Liars from Sunday News Programs!

    02/18/2017 11:45:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 18, 2017 | Tim Graham
    On Wednesday morning, Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan explicitly advocated that since Trump administration spokesmen are liars, they should be denied any admission to the network Sunday talk shows. She called up Sunday show hosts and demanded it. Can you imagine the Post arguing in 1998 that the Clinton administration should be denied access to television because they were obviously lying about Monica Lewinsky? Heres Sullivans conclusion: There is no reason to be surprised about the public statements of the Prevarication Administration. But there is reason to doubt whether giving proven liars a regular platform is something that ought...
  • A Shadow Cabinet to Restrain Trump - Sharp critiques of extreme policies from eminent ex-offls

    02/18/2017 10:39:59 AM PST · by dirtboy · 56 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2/15/2017 | DAVID ROBERTS
    We need to make America great again, and for that Donald Trump might be our man. For all the anxiety the White House has caused, brewing constitutional crises at home and anger abroad, Mr. Trump has opened a path to reunify this politically divided nation. A team of rivals that transcends party lines, composed of eminent men and women, could rein in the administration. This bipartisan group, preferably endorsed by past U.S. presidents, would be made up of former cabinet members and heads of independent federal agencies. Inspired by the British Shadow Cabinet, it would be structured to mirror the...
  • East Germany on the Potomac

    02/18/2017 7:36:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2017 | Douglas MacKinnon
    The recently orchestrated and completely coordinated take-down of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn from deep within the shadows of the American government should send chills down the spines of every American. As the far-left and many in the anti-Trump media openly cheer their first scalp, President Trump immediately went to Twitter to underscore the real danger of what just happened to General Flynn. Said the president: The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N. Korea, etc? President Trump then followed that tweet...
  • Media Lapdogs Become Rabid Attack Dogs

    02/18/2017 7:21:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2017 | Jeff Crouere
    The liberal media have awakened from their eight years of slumber. The Trump presidency has turned dozing Obama lapdogs into insanely rabid Trump attack dogs. Over the past few weeks, the media has been involved in a feeding frenzy trying to harm the new administration by focusing on one fake news scandal after another. The most recent controversy involves the resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his conversations with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States during the transition period for the Trump administration. In these discussions, there was a mention of the new U.S....
  • How the Washington Supreme Court Gave Thorns to the Florist

    02/18/2017 6:07:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2017 | Jenna Ellis
    Washington State dealt another significant blow to liberty yesterday, with its highest state court ruling that a florist can be compelled to provide her services for a same-sex wedding against her religious beliefs or be fined. Once again, this is the exact ruling the Bill of Rights expressly forbids. If we understand the definition and substance of “rights” as the Founders recognized and assented to in the Declaration of Independence—that unalienable rights preexist any form of government—then we also understand that the First Amendment is not defining the scope of our rights. In fact, it’s defining the exact opposite idea: limiting the scope...
  • Tucker Carlson Grills Former Mexican Official

    02/18/2017 5:53:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    “Yes I want to use the U.S. judicial system—the immigration courts in particular-- to jam, to backlog it so perhaps President Trump will change his mind and stop this ridiculous policy-- this unpleasant and hostile policy-- of deporting people...” (Jorge Castañeda to Tucker Carlson, Fox News, 2/14/17.) The “ridiculous policy” consists of President Trump’s executive orders to deport lawbreaking foreigners, mostly Mexicans. In other words, this “unpleasant and hostile policy” consists of Trump’s fulfillment of his campaign promises and his pledge to uphold the U.S. Constitution when he was sworn in on Jan. 20. The Mexican government itself has pledged...
  • Donald Trumps Top 10 Accomplishments in His First Month in Office

    02/18/2017 5:04:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2017 | John Hawkins
    Despite all the hysteria youre seeing from the Left, the mainstream media and from some Republicans who still at this late date cant get over the fact that he won the primaries, Trump has actually had a dynamite first month in office. Trump may not fare so well if you judge him on his tweeting habits or his willingness to play nice with the media, but the agenda hes pursued has been a conservative dream. While Im sure youve heard plenty of stories based on anonymous leaks and wild speculation, how many people have taken stock of what Trumps...
  • Trump month one: Success for his supporters; Has already done what Reagan couldn't

    02/17/2017 5:47:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    USA Today | February 17, 2017 | Charlotte Allen
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/02/17/trump-executive-orders-elite-popular-polls-muslim-ban-immigration-column/97920456/
  • Will the former CIA director be hoist by his own petard?

    02/17/2017 5:15:03 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 17, 2017 | By George Neumayr
    Out of hatred for McGovernite liberals, a Republican president in the 1970s broke the law. Now those aging radicals break the law out of hatred for a Republican president. Nested within intelligence agencies, they have fed a series of criminal leaks to a press corps that functions like an anti-Trump dirty tricks operation. Donald Trump has publicly speculated that former CIA director John Brennan is one of the criminal leakers. In January, he tweeted out, Was this the leaker of Fake News? Trump has now charged the Justice Department with investigating low-life leakers in the government. Former CIA analyst Tony...
  • The Deep State Targets Trump

    02/17/2017 4:34:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    When Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser, Bill Kristol purred his satisfaction, "If it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state." To Kristol, the permanent regime, not the elected president and his government, is the real defender and rightful repository of our liberties. Yet it was this regime, the deep state, that carried out what Eli Lake of Bloomberg calls "The Political Assassination of Michael Flynn." And what were Flynn's offenses? In December, when Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats, Flynn spoke to the Russian ambassador. He apparently counseled the...
  • Do 62 Million Lives Matter?

    02/17/2017 2:04:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Don't look now, but it's time for "The 62 million." It's Donald Trump and his 62 million voters against the world. Everyone is against us. It's clear that no one wants to risk offending "Black Lives Matter." We can all clearly see that companies and retailers bend over backwards not to offend Democrats, liberals, women, blacks, Latinos, Muslims, gays, even transsexuals. Offend any of those groups and you are met with a national boycott. Or like Ivanka Trump, your clothing line is cancelled, kicked out of stores. You can lose your career, business or livelihood in a nanosecond. But...
  • The Trump Revolution Will Not Be Televised

    02/17/2017 1:20:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 17, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    Folks, take a deep breath. That unusual faint sweet aroma in the air is called freedom. It is coming back. For eight years, even those who are politically clueless subconsciously felt their freedoms slipping away. Americans instinctively knew that publicly expressing religious beliefs, principles and traditional norms once considered mainstream could cost them everything today. My wife Mary's mentor, the late Mary Kay Ash of MK Cosmetics said, The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang. In other words, the leader sets the tone. Unarguably, President Obama set a you-had-better-keep-your-mouth-shut and go-along-with-political-correctness tone for America. We all...
  • President Donald J. Trump Is The Answer To All That Ails Washington

    02/17/2017 10:57:16 AM PST · by drewh · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Charles Hurt
    In a whirling dervish White House press conference, President Trump manhandled the press, piledrived all the fake news and reminded the world why he tore through both political parties and got elected president in the first place. After all the mayhem, that press conference was such a blast of fresh air. It was Donald Trump at his finest. It reminded the world why he got elected in the first place. Mr. Trump understands at a gut level how much Americans hate the media. They actually hate the media even more than they hate the lawyers (Congress), which is pretty substantial....
  • Five Ways Donald Trump Is Wrong About Islam [Globalist Barf Alert]

    02/17/2017 10:54:47 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 2/17/17 | Stephen M. Walt
    Donald Trump took up so bandwidth during the 2016 election cycle that we all paid insufficient attention to the people lurking within his campaign operation who have now moved into key policymaking positions. Foremost among these worrisome characters is White House political strategist Stephen Bannon, the former Goldman Sachs employee, Hollywood producer, and Breitbart chairman who appears to be behind much of Trumps chaotic approach to foreign policy. But you could add oddballs like self-promoting national security experts like Sebastian Gorka (who falsely claimed to have been an expert witness at the Boston Marathon bombing trial) and nutcase Islamophobe Frank...
  • Donald Trump's children are not their father - so stop bullying them

    02/17/2017 9:54:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 2/17/17 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    It appears that Tiffany Trump became the target of hypocritical bullies at Philipp Plein's New York Fashion Week show on Monday. During the show, Alyssa Vingan Klein, editor-in-chief of Fashionista.com, had tweeted that "no editors want to sit near Tiffany Trump. SHOCKER." Nikki Ogunnaike, senior editor at Elle, responded to the tweet saying that she herself had moved. Ogunnaike also tweeted that the show started late due to fashion designers "fleeing" to avoid sitting next to the First Daughter.In case petulant fashion editors shunning and shaming the 23-year-old woman wasn't enough, Wall Street Journal columnist and fashion writer Christina Binkley...
  • As president, Barack Obama set out to improve the U.S.'s image abroad. What Went Wrong?

    02/17/2017 9:37:30 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CBC ^ | Mark Gollom
    A new hope Before Barack Obama entered the White House, before he even became the Democratic Partys nominee, the Illinois senator was already claiming that as president, he would be uniquely qualified to help make the world a safer place. He articulated this view during a November 2007 interview with New Hampshire Public Radio. Seated inside the Concord, N.H., studios at the beginning of what would be a punishing primary race, Obama confidently imagined the day of his inauguration, at which point, he said, the world looks at America differently. Why? Just by virtue of who he was. As a...
  • The Left Silences Debate

    02/17/2017 9:21:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ben Voth
    This week the nations top debate coaches released their recognition of the top collegiate policy debate teams. This exceptional group of sixteen teams receives pre-bids to the National Debate Tournament at the end of March and will have strong potential toward winning the national title in debate at the tournament to be held at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Two of the nations top teams that made this elite selection are from Berkeley, a campus recently racked by violent demands for the suppression of free speech. Incredibly, Berkeleys teams and one other team from California who made the cut,...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,"Open Line Fridays",M-F,WOR,AM,EST,12NOONPM-3PM, February 17, 2017

    02/17/2017 8:52:35 AM PST · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, RushReadyToDo"OpenLineFridays"Dittos From Biggirl! PING!
  • When President Obamas National Security Advisor Lied, The Media Laughed

    02/17/2017 7:31:50 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2/17/17 | Julie Kelly
    Buried deep beneath the Michael Flynn hysteria this week was Judicial Watchs release of newly obtained State Department documents related to the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11, 2012. One email confirmsagainthat the Obama administration knew the day after the attack it was not a random act of violence stemming from an anti-Muslim video. That was the excuse shamefully propagated by top Obama administration officials (including the president himself) and swallowed whole by a media establishment desperate to help Obama win re-election six weeks later.According to the summary of a call on September 12, 2012 between State Department Under-Secretary Patrick...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' Smears Kellyanne (Who Watches SNL?)

    02/17/2017 5:35:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    The New York Times was correct in 2011 when it proclaimed that "Saturday Night Live" has no equal "when it comes to stamping a politician in the public consciousness." Republican politicians like former Gov. Sarah Palin were described as incapable of escaping the "SNL" treatment, and voters actually thought Palin uttered Tina Fey's satirical line "I can see Russia from my house." And yet, the NBC show couldn't seem to locate a comedic angle on President Barack Obama, as the Times noted after his third year in office. He came into the White House as his impersonator Fred Armisen...
  • The Wikipedia Purge

    02/17/2017 5:25:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 17, 2017 | Jonas Naeyeart
    Editor’s note:   A fine piece of journalism on the takeover of Wikipedia by leftist thought police, intent on purging any availability through it of certain dangerous conservative sources. Our satirist friend Oleg Atbashian of the People’s Cube suffered banishment because the last thing leftists have is a sense of humor about themselves.  Because of his suppression, he was contacted by a journalist from a Dutch language Belgian news site in Brussels called Spectr. That writer, Jonas Naeyaert, produced the article below, translated into English, through the efforts of Oleg and a Dutch-speaking friend with the help of Google Translate: Wikipedia...
  • United States: The Plan For The Future Of American Infrastructure

    02/17/2017 4:55:24 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Mondaq ^ | February 13, 2017 | Richard P. Puttr, Eric W. Sedlak, Kevin J. McIntyre, Isel M. Perez and James F. Channing
    A Look Into the Opaque Crystal Ball for Infrastructure Initiatives in the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration President Donald J. Trump's "America's Infrastructure First" plan is one of the Trump Administration's priorities during his first 100 days in office. Throughout the campaign, President Trump heralded his plan to build and restore highways, tunnels, airports, bridges, and water systems across America and promised a $1 trillion investment in the infrastructure sector over a 10-year period. Leaders from both parties acknowledge the nation's deteriorating infrastructure, and there have been expressions of support from both sides of the aisle for some...
  • Police: Indiana Grandfather Killed by Drunk, Illegal Alien Without Driver's License

    02/17/2017 4:42:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    By all accounts David Kriehn, of Noblesville, Indiana was a good person. He was a gentle and caring man. A good person, Harry Straut told television station WTHR. They guy you liked to hang out with as well as work with. Mr. Kriehn was a former missionary who managed Famous Daves, a popular barbecue joint near Indianapolis. Dave was an inspirational leader, Straut told the television station. He was the kind of leader who put others ahead of himself a great American. On Feb. 12th Mr. Kriehn was driving home from work in the wee hours of the...
  • The Left's Once Mighty Echo Chamber Is Losing Power

    02/17/2017 4:26:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 17, 2017 | David Prentice
    The left and its echo chamber are convinced they are taking out Trump. It's their "narrative" and they actually believe their own PR. They dont see how they have driven themselves over the edge of reason and can no longer convince others. The only people they have convinced are themselves -- of their own righteousness. And they actually believe they have succeeded. Again. This echo chamber once held great power. They used to be able to form "narratives," ( activist storylines to decide and interpret news), persuade the powerful, and terrorize the right. They could make most Republicans quake just...
  • Why Are Trump's Approval Numbers Low? Ask The Haters

    02/17/2017 4:14:15 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/16/2017 | Staff
    Polls: There several conflicting polls out about President Trump's approval rating. But one thing is clear in all of them: The only reason his numbers are low is because Democrats despise him. The latest approval numbers come from the Pew Research Center, which found that Trump's overall approval rating in his first month in office is just 39%. That's far below every other president since Reagan. His approval rating was 55% at this point. Obama's was 64%, Clinton's 56%, Bush I's 63% and Bush II's 53%. Pew's number is lower than the IBD/TIPP poll, which has Trump's approval rating at...
  • Where Did The Uninsured Go Under ObamaCare? Not Where You Think

    02/17/2017 4:06:09 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/17/2017 | John Merline
    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows that the uninsured rate has hit a historic low, or at least it's the lowest it's been in the 20 years the CDC has been tracking it. This is being treated as trouble for Republicans who want to repeal ObamaCare, since it seems to indicate that the law is working as promised. But does it? According to the report, the overall uninsured rate was 8.8% in the first nine months of 2016. That's down from 9.1% the year before, and 16% in 2010, the year President Obama signed ObamaCare ...
  • Carr: Kudos to President Trump for calling out fake news

    02/17/2017 3:09:02 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 17, 2017 | By Howie Carr
    Donald Trump is right the alt-left fake news media are out of control. The press has become so dishonest, he said today, that if we dont talk about it, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people. The pampered pukes have been lying for a long time just ask the New England Patriots about their BITTER END. But this weeks deluge of fake news has just been totally over the top. Trump singled out Wednesdays New York Times page-one story about the repeated contacts of Trump campaign aides with Russians. That, he said, was fake news....
  • Martin Sherman vs Caroline Glick on Sovereignty (Israel)

    02/16/2017 6:32:48 PM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | February 12th, 2017 | Dr. Martin Sherman
    As reluctant recognition of the futility of further pursuit of the two-states-for-two-people principle begins to dawn on growing circles of its erstwhile proponents, numerous alternative policy proposals are emerging in the public discourse. No less perilous or pernicious Sadly, many of these proffered alternatives are poorly thought through and, in the final analysis, no less perilous or pernicious than the very two-state formula they are intended to replace. These putative alternatives range from calls to withdraw unilaterally from virtually all territory beyond the current security barrier from the so-called Left; to calls for annexing all the territory together with the...
  • A Palestinian State Is Not in Americas Interest

    02/16/2017 6:30:28 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2-15-17 | Yoram Ettinger
    In 1948, the conventional wisdom at the US State Department was that the reestablishment of a Jewish state would damage US interests because the Jewish state would be aligned with the USSR, undermine US-Arab relations, intensify regional instability and be militarily devastated by its Arab neighbors, thus causing a second Holocaust. That wisdom, of course, was wrong. The State Departments views were also wrong when: the US appeased Egyptian President Nasser (1950s); facilitated the toppling of the Shah of Iran (1977-78); embraced Saddam Hussein, and inadvertently encouraged his August 1989 invasion of Kuwait; proclaimed Yasser Arafat to be a messenger...
  • Obama in His Own Words: Everybody Says How Cool I Am

    02/16/2017 6:20:21 PM PST · by SJackson · 56 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 2-15-17 | Andrew Ferguson
    {Written by Andrew Ferguson and originally posted to the Commentary Magazine website} As Barack Obama passes into the next phase of his stellar evolution, as the protostar of the 2004 Democratic convention fades into the planetary nebula of 2017 and a very long retirement, phrases from his presidency that once rang in my ears grow dimmer by the day. To tell the truth, there’s not a lot of them. For a man with such a reputation for eloquence, he leaves behind little quotable material from his presidential years. Yes, generations from now schoolchildren will still be reciting “If you like...
  • It takes three DUIs to deport a legal immigrant. Why?

    02/16/2017 6:15:13 PM PST · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Fox5Atlanta ^ | 2-9-17 | Randy Travis
    LILBURN, Ga. - Even if a foreign-born person is in this country legally, they can still be deported if they break the law. But there's one law they're allowed to break multiple times and still stay here. The FOX 5 I-Team discovered dozens of cases in Gwinnett and Cobb where immigrants were only referred to immigration authorities after their third DUI conviction. "They shouldn't be here," agreed Atlanta immigration attorney Charles Kuck. "The reality is if you've been convicted more than once for a DUI, you should be gone." The rule for immigrants here illegally is a lot tougher. As...
  • ABC: Trump Looked Smaller & More Insecure at Bizarre Presser (Only to these morons)

    02/16/2017 5:54:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 16, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    During ABC News special report coverage following President Trump’s press conference on Thursday, anchor George Stephanopoulos seemed to be in a state of shock over the commander-in-chief’s hostility to the liberal media: “What a remarkable window into the state of mind of the President of the United States right there....lashed out at the press, made it very clear he thinks the press is dishonest....never seen anything like that.” Special correspondent Matthew Dowd agreed: “No, that was the most amazing press conference by a president I have ever seen and I've been watching it since the mid-70s. And I don't mean...
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Forgotten Man Was Given a Voice and Mainstream Media Just Cant Stand It

    02/16/2017 5:41:27 PM PST · by drewh · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | feb 17 2017 ast | John Heyward
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Trump and former national security editor for Breitbart News, joined SiriusXM host Lee Stranahan for Breitbart News Daily.Gorka agreed that attacks on Trump administration officials like himself are actually attacks on his audience. It has to have that broader connection. Why? Because what Ive seen in the last three-and-a-half weeks of us being in office is all we have is a majority of the media reporting reflects one thing, Lee: they cannot believe, refuse to believe, what happened on November the 8th. The American people spoke. The forgotten man was given a voice....
  • Even With Bumps In The Road, President Donald Trump Continues To Roll

    02/16/2017 5:06:22 PM PST · by drewh · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 16, 2017 | By Kelly Riddell - The Washington Time
    On the domestic front, Mr. Trump has o been busy. Hes signed executive orders reducing regulatory burdens within the federal bureaucracy and Obamacare, has frozen federal hiring, pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, approved the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, outlined a plan to review the Dodd-Frank banking legislation, laid out spending plans for the Mexico border wall, strengthened White House ethics rules and temporarily suspended immigration from seven terrorist-ridden countries. Meanwhile, Congress is using the Congressional Review Act to repeal many Obama-era regulations that undercut economic growth. Mr. Trump has announced a campaign rally in Florida ...
  • 12 of the Top Trump Jabs at the Media in His Marathon Press Conference

    02/16/2017 4:27:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 15, 2017 | Curtis Houck and Scott Whitlock
    On Thursday, President Donald Trump held a marathon press conference, covering a whole host of topics and questions from journalists inside and outside the establishment media.  Both during and afterward, the media meltdowns were palpable. On both social media and television, they lamented the President’s repeated attacks on their negative coverage of his administration and what he deemed to be fake news as a result of their “level of dishonesty” that’s “out of control.” Without any further adieu, here’s the top 12 moments from the nearly-two-hour presser of the President laying into the liberal media.12 of the Top Trump Jabs...
  • Vicious Attacks on First Daughter Ivanka Trump Exposes Liberal Feminist Hypocrisy

    02/16/2017 4:12:26 PM PST · by drewh · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 02/16/17 07:01 PM EST | BY KRISTIN TATE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    Ivanka Trump is perhaps the second-most watched person in the White House. The oldest daughter of the President, her position as a policy activist and adviser is unique in presidential history. Working through the ranks to become a clear voice for womens issues, coupled with her considerable business acumen, she should be a respected figure regardless of politics. Instead, she faces a special scorn from Third Wave feminists and leftists alike (but I repeat myself) for one major reason: being her fathers daughter. One would think that a womans reputation is based on more than her relationship with a man....
  • Trump Triumphs Over Press

    02/16/2017 3:59:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 16, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Trump Triumphs Over Press Feb 16, 2017 RUSH: In very measured tones, the president is firing howitzers at the media and the Washington establishment. Ill characterize this later. Lets just JIP it now to get in here while we can. THE PRESIDENT: doing what I pledge to do. Thats all Im doing. I put it out before the American people, got 306 Electoral College votes. I wasnt supposed to get 222. They said, Theres no way to get 222; 230 is impossible, 270, which you need? That was laughable. We got 306. Because people came out and voted like theyd...
  • Trump Won't Lead On Civil Asset Forfeiture, So Congress Will Have To Push Him

    02/16/2017 1:15:18 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 16, 2017 | George Leef
    In a White House meeting with county sheriffs from around the nation on February 7, President Trump sided with the law enforcement community in opposing change in the nations civil asset forfeiture laws. Here is the transcript of that meeting, and the presidents flippant attitude (he joked about destroying the career of a state senator in Texas who had proposed a bill to reform civil asset forfeiture) and eagerness to stay in the good graces of the sheriffs are very bad news. Shortly after the election, I wrote that Trump should become a proponent of civil asset forfeiture and defang...