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  • How North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans

    03/29/2017 5:00:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2017 | R. James Woolsey and Vincent Pry
    The mainstream media, and some officials who should know better, continue to allege North Korea does not yet have capability to deliver on its repeated threats to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons. False reassurance is given to the American people that North Korea has not “demonstrated” that it can miniaturize a nuclear warhead small enough for missile delivery, or build a reentry vehicle for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of penetrating the atmosphere to blast a U.S. city. Yet any nation that has built nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, as North Korea has done, can easily overcome the...
  • Critics to Ivy Leagues: 'Taxpayer gravy train needs to end'

    03/29/2017 4:37:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Jason Kopp
    Over a six-year period, Ivy League schools have received tens of billions in tax dollars, bringing in more money from taxpayers than from undergraduate student tuition. In fact, they received more federal cash than 16 state governments. The stunning numbers are all part of a new report, first seen by Fox News, released Wednesday by Open the Books -- a non-profit group whose stated mission is to capture and post online all disclosed spending at every level of government. The 43-page report shows the massive amount of money flowing into not-for-profit Ivy League schools, including payments and entitlements, costing taxpayers...
  • Poverty Reality vs. The Washington Post

    03/29/2017 4:28:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2017 | Douglas MacKinnon
    Unless you have barely existed in poverty, seen your children go without for weeks or months at a time, been hungry because you can’t afford food, faced eviction or been evicted, or had no heat, electricity or phone because of poverty, there is simply no way you can understand the constant fear, desperation and depression of the millions of Americans who deal with this reality every waking day of their lives. No way. Period. Sadly, these same Americans living at or well below the poverty line, are seen as nothing more than cheap pawns to be exploited by most politicians...
  • #PINKOUT: Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Distortion

    03/29/2017 4:20:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2017 | Ryan Bomberger
    Nothing says serious healthcare like a selfie-driven, news-distorting, #PinkOut day. Planned Parenthood, riding high on its massive, taxpayer-funded marketing campaigns of misinformation, is celebrating its political power on social media today. Pro-abortion Dems have sworn their allegiance to the abortion giant, promising to stand up for Planned Parenthood, no matter what. The Democrat Party’s national platform specifically makes that declaration. Apparently, Medicaid-defrauding Planned Parenthood is one form of corrupt capitalism that liberals love to celebrate.I’m just gonna make it plain: #PinkOut is just BS (bogus stuff). Of course, Planned Parenthood knows they won’t get called out on it, because mainstream...
  • Kony 2017: The Facebook World Didn't Catch Him

    03/29/2017 2:38:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2017 | Austin Bay
    In October 2011, the Obama Administration ordered 100 U.S. special operations troops to deploy to central Africa to help African and U.N. forces capture Joseph Kony, the psychopathic commander of the Ugandan rebel Lord's Resistance Army. Kony is an evil man. Note the present tense: is, not was. In the late 1980s, Kony took control of a movement whose goals linked the Acholi tribe's demands for autonomy in northern Uganda with a promise to govern Uganda according to the Ten Commandments. But Joseph Kony lived by a different testament. In 2005, the International Criminal Court indicted him on charges of...
  • Health reform: The road ahead

    03/29/2017 1:44:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 28, 2017 | Newt Gingrich
    Friday's decision to pull the House Republican health reform bill was not the end of health reform. In fact, it may have been the best step toward actually achieving real health care reform -- if congressional leaders learn from the experience. The Republican congressional leadership erred because they decided to repeal and replace ObamaCare within the traditions of the pre-Trump legislative swamp. By default, they accepted the fake scores of the Congressional Budget Office. By allowing the scores to exist, they let Democrats and the media quote "the non-partisan CBO" to their disadvantage. Leadership applied the absurd limitations of Senate...
  • Trump wants to roll back progress against climate change. He’s going to fail.

    03/29/2017 11:25:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2017 | By Ben Adler
    Few of President Barack Obama’s achievements seem more imperiled from President Trump than progress in combating climate change. To avert catastrophic climate change, the broadly accepted goal among climate scientists is to stay below two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) of warming over preindustrial temperatures. By helping negotiate the 2015 climate agreement in Paris and setting up a regulatory framework for fossil fuel emissions domestically, Obama created conditions that are necessary, but insufficient, to get there. The plan was for his successor to go further by increasing the ambition of Obama’s climate rules, cracking down on methane leakage and completing...
  • Editorial: President Trump Risks the Planet

    03/29/2017 10:31:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | The Editorial Board
    That didn’t take long. Only 10 weeks into his presidency, and at great risk to future generations, Donald Trump has ordered the demolition of most of President Barack Obama’s policies to combat climate change by reducing emissions from fossil fuels. The assault began with Mr. Trump’s pledge in Detroit to roll back fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, continued with a stingy budget plan that would end funding for climate-related scientific programs and reached an unhappy apex Tuesday with an executive order that, among things, would rescind the centerpiece of Mr. Obama’s clean power strategy, a rule that would...
  • GOP Conservatives Were “Loyal” – To Principles

    03/29/2017 9:58:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2017 | Bob Barr
    Of all the muscles in the human body, none are perhaps more toned and strengthened than those in the index finger of moderate Republicans in Congress; particularly following the defeat of their high profile, “too-important-too-fail” health care legislation. There certainly was no shortage of finger wagging and pointing this week, following Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to pull the GOP’s controversial “replacement” of ObamaCare due to lack of support within the ranks.Supporters of the American Health Care Act, including the White House which demanded its passage “or else,” blamed everybody -- from the House Freedom Caucus to the Cato Institute to...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,March 29,2017

    03/29/2017 8:51:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | March 29, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGAWelcomeToHumpDayDITTOS!
  • Freedom Caucus, Today's Abolitionists

    03/29/2017 8:21:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2017 | Star Parker
    The House Freedom Caucus and its chairman, North Carolina Republican Congressman Mark Meadows, are taking flak, many saying they are responsible for the failure to pass the American Health Care Act. With all other Republicans on board, a big assumption, the votes of the 29 members of the Freedom Caucus could have made the difference in passing the legislation. But they refused to support it. Should they be chastised as obstructionists? Are they childish idealists who don't grasp that politics is about the "art of the deal"? Some go beyond suggesting that these conservatives are naive. They accuse them of...
  • Speak Out Against the Hatred and Ugliness Whirling Around Us

    03/29/2017 8:00:07 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 55 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 29, 2017 | Rahm Emanuel
    One-hundred years ago, my grandfather immigrated to the City of Chicago. He was just 13 years old. He had no money. He spoke no English. He knew no one, except for a third-cousin he had never met. He came to Chicago to escape anti-Semitism and the pogroms of Eastern Europe. He found a city where, if you work hard and play by the rules, you can succeed — regardless of your faith or national origin. My grandfather came to a city of opportunity, not a country that breaks up families at the border. He came to a land of liberty,...
  • Fox News Covers 'Inconvenient' Rape

    03/29/2017 7:18:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    On March 16, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly pushed into a boys bathroom at Rockville High School in Maryland and raped by two other students during school hours. Police arrested two freshmen who recently arrived from Central America, 18-year-old Henry Sanchez and 17-year-old Jose Montano. Sanchez, a Guatemalan, has a pending "alien removal" case against him. Montano, from El Salvador, is a minor, so his immigration status was not released. The Washington Post reported, "The two took turns holding the girl down and sexually assaulting her as she cried out, fought back and repeatedly told them to stop, according to...
  • Obama rule changes opened door for NSA intercepts of Americans to reach political hands

    03/29/2017 7:16:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    Circa ^ | March 29, 2017 | John Solomon and Sara Carter
    As his presidency drew to a close, Barack Obama’s top aides routinely reviewed intelligence reports gleaned from the National Security Agency’s incidental intercepts of Americans abroad, taking advantage of rules their boss relaxed starting in 2011 to help the government better fight terrorism, espionage by foreign enemies and hacking threats, Circa has learned. Dozens of times in 2016, those intelligence reports identified Americans who were directly intercepted talking to foreign sources or were the subject of conversations between two or more monitored foreign figures. Sometimes the Americans’ names were officially unmasked; other times they were so specifically described in the...
  • Liberal Mayors to Let Illegals Run Wild in the Streets

    03/29/2017 7:04:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    In 2015 Kate Steinle was gunned down by an illegal alien in San Francisco - a sanctuary city. The man charged with her murder was a seven-time felon who had been deported five times. Five times. There was an immigration hold on the suspect, but San Francisco authorities set the man free. Just a few months later, Miss Steinle would be dead. Kate Steinle's blood is not only on the hands of her killer - but it's also on the hands of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. It's beyond belief that liberal mayors are allowing illegal aliens to run wild...
  • Whatever Trump Does Next, It Has To Be About Jobs And Wages

    03/29/2017 6:24:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2017 | Byron York
    What will President Trump do after the Obamacare debacle? For 48 hours, some Hill Republicans -- and Trump himself -- spoke as if the president and the GOP could smoothly, seamlessly and swiftly pivot to tax reform. Then, Monday night, came an Axios report that Trump might choose to pursue an infrastructure bill -- the only measure with even a hope of some Democratic support -- at the same time as tax reform. Whatever the final decision, Trump and Hill Republicans are in danger of failing again if they do not direct their every action toward the creation of...
  • Nikki Haley, The UN's Tough New Sheriff, Lays Down The Law

    03/29/2017 5:18:39 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/29/2017 | Staff
    Foreign Aid: Something wonderful is happening at the United Nations, and her name is Nikki — as in former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. For the first time in years, the U.S.' new ambassador to the U.N. is an unapologetic champion of her own country's interests within the global body. Reform winds are blowing. Haley, like John Bolton (Bush II administration) and Jeanne Kirkpatrick (Reagan) before her, is showing the world that she's not content to be a bland, politically correct American figurehead at the U.N. She's making a big difference. Of course, we knew she would be a good...
  • Republicans Are Now Medicaid's Biggest Boosters

    03/29/2017 5:10:30 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/29/2017 | Staff
    Health Reform: One of the more depressing aspects of the failed ObamaCare replacement bill was that it exposed how many Republicans have become ardent defenders of Medicaid — a "poverty" program that is slowly taking over health care. There are few federal programs as poorly designed as Medicaid. Its open-ended funding mechanism — where the federal government matches spending by the states — encourages waste. Since 2000, Medicaid spending climbed 172%, and the Government Accountability Office has listed Medicaid as a "high risk" for fraud and abuse. At the same time, Medicaid's low reimbursement rates — it pays doctors about...
  • Educational Sabotage

    03/29/2017 5:00:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Nationally, black junior high and high school students are suspended at a rate more than three times as often as their white peers, twice as often as their Latino peers and more than 10 times as often as their Asian peers. According to former Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the "huge disparity is not caused by differences in children; it's caused by differences in training, professional development, and discipline policies. It is adult behavior that needs to change." In other words, the Education Department sees no difference between the behavior of black students and white, Latino and Asian students....
  • Free Market Care

    03/29/2017 4:30:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | John Stossel
    President Trump and Paul Ryan tried to improve Obamacare. They failed. Trump then tweeted, "ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!" But I do worry. Trump is right when he says that Obamacare will explode. The law mandates benefits and offers subsidies to more people. Insurers must cover things like: --Birth control. --Alcohol counseling. --Depression screening. --Diet counseling. --Tobacco use screening. --Breastfeeding counseling. Some people want those things, but mandating them for everyone drives up costs. It was folly to pretend it wouldn't. Insisting that...
  • The Dems Aren’t “Brights”

    03/29/2017 4:25:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 29, 2017 | Bruce Thornton
    The Left's aggrandizement of power at the expense of individuals, states, and civil society. Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. “Brights” was the term popularized by evangelical atheists Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett to describe people who think like them: materialist determinists who scoff at faith and traditional wisdom, and proclaim their devotion to rationalism, science, and critical thought. The label was mocked to death for its smug narcissism, but the idea behind it is still a foundational assumption of progressives. The irony is much of the superiority progressives claim based on their...
  • Sanctuary Cities Choose Criminals Over Citizens

    03/29/2017 4:23:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 29, 2017 | Joseph Klein
    City governments vow to protect even violent predators in defiance of Trump administration. Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned on Monday that sanctuary jurisdictions risked losing federal grants if they persisted in obstructing the enforcement of federal immigration laws. Billions of dollars in federal law enforcement funding are at stake.  “I urge the nation’s states and cities to carefully consider the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to enforce our immigration laws,” Attorney General Sessions said. "Countless Americans would be alive today and countless loved ones would not be grieving today if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended." Instead of heeding...
  • Benjamin Crump: TV's Rising Fake News Star

    03/29/2017 4:20:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    He's the new Al Sharpton on steroids -- and he's coming to a TV near you. Benjamin Crump, camera-lovin' lawyer for the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, rocketed to fame perpetuating the "Hands up, don't shoot" lie. Never mind that even the left-wing Obama Justice Department concluded that the 22 witnesses who manufactured the Black Lives Matter-promoted narrative were unreliable, inconsistent, self-contradictory, unsupported by a shred of forensic evidence, or outright lying. In Crump World, anti-police ideology trumps facts. Social justice trumps actual justice. And lying about crime pays. Big time. Crump is going Hollywood. Next week, the...
  • Hillary's Collusion with Cuba-Will the FBI be investigating this?

    03/29/2017 4:18:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 29, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    Think Trump would boast about Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet performing at one of his campaign rallies?  Think the mainstream media might trumpet such an event as the Holy Grail, Golden Fleece and Smoking Gun of that ever-elusive “Russian collusion” with his campaign? Think Comey’s FBI might “look into it?” Especially in view of the following:   “The Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly.  It is also unlawful to help foreign nationals violate that ban or...
  • How the Left Learned to Love States' Rights

    03/28/2017 11:11:49 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 19 replies
    mises.org ^ | 03/27/2017 | Andrew Syrios
    Over the course of approximately six hours, the Left in the United States made a spectacular, 180 degree turn on federalism and states’ rights without even recognizing it. Although this lack of self-awareness shouldn’t be particularly surprising coming from the modern Left, which seems to have missed the irony when it goes about shutting down debates on free speech. I’m old enough to remember when the Tea Party was making hay about nullifying Obamacare and Rick Perry even floated the idea about Texas seceding from the union. Not surprisingly, the Left was rather opposed to such antiquated ideas. Rachel Maddow referred...
  • Gorsuch's Foes Embarrass the Senate [Incl.Sen. Hatch Support of Ginsburg, Beyer]

    03/28/2017 8:19:24 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 26, 2017 | Sen. Orrin G. Hatch
    Although I am a committed conservative, I have voted for the Supreme Court nominees of both parties—even those I might not have chosen myself—as long as I have been assured of their fitness for office. I helped shepherd through President Clinton’s nominees, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer. Both had shown themselves to be honorable, capable jurists with reputations for careful, non-ideological work on federal appeals courts.
  • Commentary: The creative working class are bringing American jobs back

    03/28/2017 6:10:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | March 28, 2017 | Joshua Bingaman
    Even though tech progress tends to grab more headlines, there’s another “Made in America” story to be told. There’s a harkening back to the days of craftsmanship — and there is a groundswell of interest and entrepreneurship surrounding skills and trades. Legions of people seek work that calls for the use of their hands. Men and women of all ages crave a job that allows them to create something physically. They want to make their own products. American making and doing is strong. Maybe it’s the word “manufacturing” that gets misappropriated; we’re inclined to picture smoke-billowing factories and the dusty...
  • Why Brexit Is Best for Britain: The Left-Wing Case

    03/28/2017 5:36:31 PM PDT · by Theoria · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 March 2017 | Alan Johnson
    On Wednesday, Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, is to deliver a letter to the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, informing him that after 44 years of membership, her nation is leaving the European Union. Approximately two years later, after negotiating the terms of that departure, the union will lose at a stroke “an eighth of its population, a sixth of its G.D.P., half its nuclear-arms cache and a seat on the U.N. Security Council,” as Susan Watkins, the editor of New Left Review, noted recently. Ms. Watkins is a “Lexiteer,” as left-wing supporters of ‘Brexit’ like me are...
  • In Global Trade, We Need Equal Protection from All Governments

    03/28/2017 5:13:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Seton Motley
    Yesterday we wrote of, here at home, the long lost beauty of equal protection before the law, which the 14th Amendment of our Constitution mandates - but our government almost never delivers. By forsaking this important tenet, we opened wide the door to cronyism - with government playing favorites amongst private sector players.  Decades later, we have a heinous patchwork quilt of laws and regulations - oft even contradictory rules that have been time and again warped to the will of the highest bidders. The result is anything but a free market economy.  Want to know why our nation has basically stagnated for decades? ...
  • The Challenge of Governing, the Responsibility of Leading

    03/28/2017 4:59:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Allen West
    There has been much analysis of the failed House GOP healthcare plan. Let me start by making it perfectly clear, I am a Constitutional Conservative, and the possibility of the Democratic Party, progressive socialists, ever having control of our federal government is unacceptable. We can blame and assail the GOP all we want, but we can never go back to the days of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, or Chuck Schumer having positions of abject power in our Republic. For the liberal progressive left that owns the Democratic Party, it is not about governing, it is about mandating. We...
  • Where in the World Is Barack Obama?

    03/28/2017 4:18:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Ed Klein
    In 1967, after shooting Mutiny on the Bounty, Marlon Brando bought the atoll of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia as his secluded getaway from the dreaded klieg lights of Hollywood. Fifty years later, after Barack Obama staged a mutiny against his party by refusing entreaties to lead the “Resistance” to Donald Trump, he flew to a luxury resort on Brando’s island to evade the partisan clashes in Washington. It seems fitting that Obama would end up at The Brando, as the resort is known, since the two men have much in common. Marlon Brando is considered to be one of the...
  • Time for TIME-less Truth

    03/28/2017 3:58:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Robert Knight
    It’s been a long while since I perused TIME, either online or in print. Years ago, the weekly ceased being an interesting news magazine and evolved into a caricature of fashionable left-wing thought. It is no longer required reading. However, TIME managed to work its way back into national consciousness this week with its colorful cover asking, “Is Truth Dead?” The irony of TIME’s editors raising that question probably never dawned on them. The immediate object is to remind people of TIME’s iconic April 8, 1966 cover from 51 years ago that asked “Is God Dead?” The secondary goal is...
  • Can Trump Legally Stop Sanctuary Cities? Yes. Remember Brown v. Board of Education

    03/28/2017 2:52:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 32 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 28 mar 2017 ast | Robert Barnes
    Over 100 jurisdictions, from Manhattan to Malibu, refuse to assist federal law enforcement in their immigration law enforcement duties, especially as to criminal aliens arrested for crimes here in the United States but released before federal law enforcement can detain and deport. These governments labeled themselves “sanctuary” cities, but a better label would be secessionist cities. Two means of redress and remedy exist: first, the current path, of defunding sanctuary cities, a path much more legally perilous, but well-founded in the same doctrine that integrated American society; and second, an alternative, complimentary path of funding law-abiding cities with aid to...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Sanctuary cities won't find refuge in law

    03/28/2017 2:12:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 28, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    The Trump administration sent Attorney General Jeff Sessions to deliver a blunt message Monday to so-called "sanctuary" cities: Continue to defy federal immigration policy and you'll take a big hit in the wallet. Sessions' announcement that the White House is serious about cutting off funds from cities that protect illegal immigrants from federal deportation was met with bluster and defiance from big-city mayors. But when push comes to shove, they may find the courts ultimately side with President Trump. For now, it is worth cutting through the posturing and considering how we got here - and what the law actually...
  • Carr: Rapes swept under the rug

    03/28/2017 1:13:48 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 24, 2017 | By Howie Carr
    Some sexual assaults seem to be more newsworthy than others. If it happens — or even if it didn’t in fact happen — at a UVa fraternity, or at a Duke lacrosse party, it’s very, very big news. Because those fake rapes were supposedly committed by U.S. citizens. But if it’s a real rape by an illegal immigrant, or an immigrant whose status is unclear, well, in that case most of the media will give it a good leaving alone. Of course, the big story this week is in Rockville, not that you would know that if you rely on...
  • Mo Dowd: "Donald, This I Will Tell You" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE]

    03/28/2017 12:04:57 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Mar 17 | Maureen "Time has passed me by" Dowd
    Dear Donald, We’ve known each other a long time, so I think I can be blunt. You know how you said at campaign rallies that you did not like being identified as a politician? Don’t worry. No one will ever mistake you for a politician. After this past week, they won’t even mistake you for a top-notch negotiator. I was born here. The first image in my memory bank is the Capitol, all lit up at night. And my primary observation about Washington is this: Unless you’re careful, you end up turning into what you started out scorning. And you,...
  • Hannity Responds to 'Hypocrite' Ted Koppel

    03/28/2017 12:03:25 PM PDT · by Boomer · 24 replies
    FN Insider ^ | 3.27.17 | Hannity
    Full title: Hannity Responds to 'Hypocrite' Ted Koppel, Who Called Him 'Bad For America'. Sean Hannity responded to CBS News veteran journalist Ted Koppel who called the "Hannity" host "bad for America" in a Sunday news piece. Asked by Koppel about the media's role in political divisions, Hannity said the American people are smart enough to distinguish between hard news and opinion programs.
  • The G-Man Takes On Donald Trump

    03/28/2017 11:41:09 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    Copyright ©2017 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ^ | March 27, 2017 7:01 p.m. ET | By WILLIAM MCGURN
    Critics now claim Chairman Nunes is too compromised by association with Mr. Trump to oversee an honest inquiry. But what of Mr. Comey? Many Democrats believe he cost Mrs. Clinton the election. Is it not at least possible he might see taking on Mr. Trump as an opportunity to redeem himself? It augurs ill when we forget political legitimacy is ultimately decided at the ballot box and look to the unelected for a political shortcut—whether this be a special prosecutor, an independent commission or an FBI director. So let Mr. Comey investigate. But it should not stop the intelligence committees...
  • Obamacare Repeal & Replace 2.0: Where Do We Go from Here?

    03/28/2017 8:46:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Devon Herrick
    The failed House Republican American Health Care Act (AHCA) was always a work in progress. The three-phased approach to reform health care called for passage of the AHCA to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) taxes and mandates; and slow the growth in Medicaid as (i.e. phase one). Phase two was the selective removal of Obamacare regulations by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Phase three was to be a forthcoming health care bill to revamp onerous insurance regulations. Passage of the AHCA (the Obamacare repeal bill) would have resulted in numerous benefits – getting rid of the individual...
  • Our Fight to Restore Our Freedom is an Uphill Battle, But one We Must Win

    03/28/2017 8:15:11 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    America's 1st Freedom ^ | April 2017 | Wayne LaPierre
    [snip] Never before have we seen a change in administration that has been met with such widespread organized hatered. That hatred is amplified by a national media that has thrown out the rules of journalism and has become a part of the mob.[snip]The most troubling aspect of this transformation of orderly democrach into mobocracy is led by ex-President Barack Obama's private political squad, Organizing for Action (OFA)......
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,March 28, 2017

    03/28/2017 8:06:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | Match 28,2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGARushContinuesWithSpeakingTRUTHToPowerDITTOS From Biggirl! PING!
  • Health Care and We, The People

    03/28/2017 7:56:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Bill Murchison
    The Obamacare debacle -- we might as well call it by its right name -- underscores an abiding truth about democratic politics; to wit, politicians rarely get anything important done. Theirs, save on rare occasions, is the wrong forum for doing important things. In politics, you work with open minds and closed minds and reprobates and time-servers, along with the occasional statesman or patriot: the whole assemblage representing a hundred different points of view -- or no point of view at all. You work to scrape together consensus. Sometimes you succeed, especially on smaller matters. Just as often you fail,...
  • The Ryancare Route -- Winning by Losing?

    03/28/2017 5:22:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Pat Bucanan
    Did the Freedom Caucus just pull the Republican Party back off the ledge, before it jumped to its death? A case can be made for that. Before the American Health Care Act, aka "Ryancare," was pulled off the House floor Friday, it enjoyed the support -- of 17 percent of Americans. Had it passed, it faced an Antietam in the GOP Senate, and probable defeat. Had it survived there, to be signed by President Trump, it would have meant 14 million Americans losing their health insurance in 2018. First among the losers would have been white working-class folks who delivered...
  • A Test For King Abdullah-Time to extradite a remorseless killer of American citizens

    03/28/2017 5:16:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 28, 2017 | Caroline Glick
    Ahlam Tamimi is a mass murdering monster. And today she is living the good life, as a “journalist,” inciting jihad in Jordan under the protection of the King Abdullah. On August 9, 2001, in the service of Hamas, Tamimi led a suicide bomber to the Sbarro Pizzeria in central Jerusalem. It was summer vacation. The streets were filled with children and parents. Sbarro was filled with children and their parents. Tamimi had scouted out the location of the bombing ahead of time. She chose Sbarro because it was a popular destination for families with young kids. Tamimi brought the bomber...
  • Personality and Policy

    03/28/2017 5:08:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    In the aftermath of the debacle over the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Trump can learn a valuable lesson that will serve him well in the next battle over tax reform and other issues. The president was elected largely on the force of his strong personality and vague promises to fix things that are a "disaster," a favorite word of his. Personality is not policy. Leaders who lead by personality can also die by personality, which is what happened in the House last week when the president's threats and arm-twisting failed to deliver enough votes. The strategy,...
  • The False Compassion of Liberalism

    03/28/2017 4:56:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    Last week on CNN I debated a liberal commentator who complained that the problem with President Donald Trump's budget blueprint is that it lacks "compassion" for the poor, for children and for the disabled. This woman went on to ask me how I could defend a budget that would cut Meals on Wheels, after-school programs and special-education funding, because without the federal dollars, these vital services would go away. This ideology -- that the government action is a sign of compassion -- is upside-down and contrary to the Christian notion of charity. We all, as individuals, can and should act...
  • Purists Kill Whatever They Believe In

    03/28/2017 4:43:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    According to The New York Times, 10 moderates, 15 conservatives, and eight other Republicans would have voted against the Republican repeal and replace Obamacare bill. So, then, 15 or so conservatives made it impossible to pass the bill favored by nearly every other Republican and by President Donald Trump. If that is the case, what we have here is another conservative example of purism and principle damaging another major opportunity to do good. The first purist conservative example were the Never-Trumpers, who believed it was better for Hillary Clinton to be elected president and for the Left to have four...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,WABC AM,6PM-9PM,EDT,March 27-31,2017

    03/27/2017 3:57:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | March 27, 2017 | Mark Levin
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  • A new voice for conservatism

    03/27/2017 2:36:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 14 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | March 24 | George Will
    Today's governor, Doug Ducey, is demonstrating the continuing pertinence of the limited-government conservatism with which Sen. Goldwater shaped the modern GOP, after himself being shaped by life in the leave-me-alone spirit of the wide open spaces of near-frontier Arizona. Last year, Ducey, now 52, told National Review, "If you want to learn something new, you need to read something old. As Barry Goldwater wrote in 'Conscience of a Conservative,' 'My aim is not to pass laws, it’s to repeal them.' " Ducey was preaching what he already had practiced. He took office in January 2015, as the Super Bowl was about...
  • The President's Daughter: A Chip Off The Old Block (lib writers think she's 'de facto' FLOTUS)

    03/27/2017 1:14:54 PM PDT · by drewh · 45 replies
    World Headlines,com ^ | Monday, Mar 27, 2017 09:21 AM CDT
    The idea of Ivanka Trump as a secret progressive operative, embedded and awaiting activation, was always an illusion at odds with the material evidence. On the campaign trail, she was deployed as the genteel good cop to her father’s uncouth — and unashamedly racist and sexist — bad lieutenant. It was an image almost solely built on the superficial appeal of pastel dresses and quasi-liberal aphorisms, coupled with the long-standing typecasting of rich, telegenic, media-trained white women as inherently trustworthy. Take away the hollow rhetoric, and it’s clear that Ivanka is a loyalist wolf in her own fashion line’s sensible...