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  • Debt limit looks like a real struggle after AHCA debacle

    03/24/2017 6:48:01 PM PDT · by Drago · 5 replies
    Marketwatch.com ^ | 03/24/2017 | Steve Goldstein
    The annual wrangling around the debt limit was set to disappear, pundits thought, since Republican control of both the executive and legislative branch would effectively make any showdown over such a silly exercise an own goal. That’s the current view in the Trump White House at least. “We’ve spent the money. The concept of the debt limit is somewhat of a ridiculous concept,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday. “I am hopeful that this something Congress addresses before the [summer] break. I think everybody understands we need to raise the debt limit, and that’s something we’re going to do.”...
  • Team Trump is already kicking butt at the United Nations

    03/24/2017 6:42:33 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/24/2017 | Benny Avni VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE FOLLOW ON TWITTER GET AUTHOR RSS FEED March 20, 2017 | 7:45pm | Updat
    Want to rein in the bureaucratic bees at the United Nations? Forget honey; grab the vinegar. America is boycotting a weeklong session at the UN Human Rights Council that started Monday, and is pressuring others to oppose five related resolutions expected to be raised on Friday, at the end of that session. As US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley pointed out Monday, only one country is subjected to regular scrutiny and condemnation in each of the three annual sessions of the 47-member Geneva-based human rights body. Guess which one. “It’s not Syria, where the regime has systematically slaughtered and...
  • ‘Hello, Bob’: President Trump called my cellphone to say that the health-care bill was dead

    03/24/2017 5:29:43 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/24/2017 | Bob Costa
    President Trump called me on my cellphone Friday afternoon at 3:31 p.m. At first I thought it was a reader with a complaint since it was a blocked number. Instead, it was the president calling from the Oval Office. His voice was even, his tone muted. He did not bury the lead. “Hello, Bob,” Trump began. “So, we just pulled it.” Trump was speaking, of course, of the Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, a plan that had been languishing for days amid unrest throughout the party as the president and his allies courted members and pushed for...
  • Defense Attorney: Illegal Alien Rockville Rape Suspect an ‘Unjust Scapegoat by the Opponents (trunc)

    03/24/2017 4:54:07 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/24/2017 | Katie McHugh
    One of the illegal alien suspects accused of raping and sodomizing a 14-year-old freshman at Rockville High School “is being used as an unjust scapegoat by the opponents of recent immigration practices,” his defense attorney said Wednesday. “Based on everything we know, we think he’s innocent. This appears to have been a consensual encounter,” attorney Andrew Jezic told the Washington Post. Jezic has been retained by the family of 18-year-old illegal alien suspect Henry E. Sanchez. Sanchez Milian and Jose Montano, 17, allegedly raped the victim orally, vaginally, and anally, sometimes simultaneously, in a bathroom stall on March 16 as...
  • What Georgia Could Teach Trump About How to Drain the Swamp

    03/24/2017 4:45:59 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 03/24/2017 | Fred Lucas
    If the Trump administration wants to “dismantle the administrative state,” it might examine state-based efforts to tame the bureaucracy—the oldest being that of Georgia, where a Democratic governor moved state employees away from stringent civil service protections that blocked accountability. {..snip..}
  • Trump Calls House Freedom Caucus ‘Friends,’ Predicts ‘What’s Going to Come … Is a Better Bill’

    03/24/2017 4:41:27 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 56 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 03/24/2017 | Melissa Quinn
    Following House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to withdraw a bill repealing and replacing Obamacare, President Donald Trump attempted to mend the factions of the Republican conference and reiterated his support for the House Freedom Caucus. “This is a hard time for them,” Trump said of the Freedom Caucus. “This is a hard vote.” Republicans were supposed to vote on the plan partially repealing and replacing Obamacare on Friday. But Ryan notified members this afternoon he decided to pull the health care bill after a number of conservative and centrist Republicans rebelled against it. During a press conference with reporters, Ryan...
  • So, what changed your mind about Trump? (vanity)

    03/24/2017 4:32:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 85 replies
    March 24, 2017
    Some of us, forum posters, conservative columnists, and commentators, were not thrilled with having Donald J. Trump as the GOP nominee. We thought his statements were reckless and stupid. And we didn't trust him or believe him when he talked conservative principles. After all, he'd changed parties several times over the years. When the election came around, some people supposedly on our side actually voted for Hillary. I couldn't do that, of course. I couldn't vote for any Democrat. I thought of voting for Gary Johnson. He said he believed in a strong military. But then he said that he wanted to cut the...
  • Lawrence O’Donnell Calls Trump ‘Laziest, Most Ignorant President' in History

    03/24/2017 4:09:13 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 24, 2017 | 4:57 PM EDT | Randy Hall
    Never one to miss a chance to slam President Donald Trump, Lawrence O’Donnell -- host of The Last Word, a weeknight program on MSNBC -- called the Republican occupant of the White House “the laziest, most ignorant president in history.” Of course, he had an entirely different opinion of former Democratic President Barack Obama, who “never once said something like this in the crusade to get that thing passed because he knew how to stay with it and get it passed.” The liberal host began the discussion by criticizing the American Health Care Act, the House GOP bill intended to...
  • The failure to govern is on the GOP leadership...

    03/24/2017 4:05:13 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 31 replies
    Facebook ^ | 03/24/2017 | Mark Levin
    Mr. Ryan, you continue with your mantra, that the GOP is now a governing party not an opposition party. These are words that apply to you. You failed to develop a plan that embraced market capitalism and you did not involve the GOP conservatives in the early phases of drafting your plan. You tried to force this plan through, adopted a few changes, but mostly continued with big-government ideas and much of Obamacare's essential elements. The failure to govern is on the GOP leadership. And the failure to uphold the repeal promise with an actual repeal of most of Obamacare...
  • Delusional David Gergen: President Trump’s First 100 Days ‘Worst We’ve Ever Seen’

    03/24/2017 4:02:10 PM PDT · by drewh · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | | March 24, 2017 | 5:38 PM EDT | By Scott Whitlock
    Delusional David Gergen: Trump’s First 100 Days ‘Worst We’ve Ever Seen’ 3 shares David Gergen is clearly having trouble with reality. After the Republican ObamaCare repeal bill was pulled, the CNN analyst on Friday insisted that Donald Trump’s first 100 days are the “worst we’ve ever seen.” The worst? Worse than William Henry Harrison who died before his first 100 days were completed? Worse than Lincoln having to deal with secession in his first 100 days and being assassinated in the second 100 days? Worse that John Kennedy with the Bay of Pigs debacle? Gergen began, “A lot of presidents...
  • RUMORS: If RyanCare fails, Trey Gowdy may replace Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House

    03/24/2017 3:15:43 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 83 replies
    With the likely failure of RyanCare on the horizon, the landscape of the Republican party may drastically restructure itself. Ryans heathcare bill was supposed to be a full repeal and replacement of ObamaCare, but many conservatives have abandoned Ryan’s bill, citing it keeps many of President Obama’s policies intact. As a result, President Trump modestly went to Capitol Hill and urged congress and threatened their chances of reelection if they fail to launch. Paul Ryan barely received an endorsement from Donald Trump given Ryan’s stigma of being a Republican In Name Only. Enter Trey Gowdy, the man who publicly lambasted...
  • Discussion About GOP Replacement to Paul Ryan as Speaker Intensifies in White House, Congress

    03/24/2017 3:09:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 130 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/24/17 | Matthew Boyle
    Republican officials in Congress and the White House are now openly discussing finding a GOP replacement to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, after Ryan failed to pass the American Health Care Act out of the House and misled the public and President Donald Trump when he promised repeatedly the bill would pass. Ryan was caught on an audio file from October—obtained by Breitbart News and published a couple weeks ago—saying he is “not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future.” While the audio file does not make the comments clear, Ryan’s staff later...
  • Vacate the Chair!

    03/24/2017 3:05:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 41 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/29/15 | Rich Galen
    There is a rarely used motion available to Members of the U.S. House who are dissatisfied with their leadership. The form is: I move to vacate the chair." Sounds innocuous but the effects can be shattering. It is the equivalent of a "no-confidence" vote in the British House of Commons. If a majority agree with the motion to vacate the chair the current Speaker is stripped of his or her office and a new election must be held.
  • Republicans Pull RINOCare: "We're going to be Living with Obamacare for the Foreseeable Future"

    03/24/2017 3:02:13 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 52 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-24-2017 | Tim Brown
    This is politics at its worst.  Everyone knew Democrats were going to be against anything the Republicans put up.  They could have offered a completely identical bill to the Affordable Care Act and Democrats would have vilified it.  Instead, House Republicans put forward a socialized medicine bill that did not repeal Obamacare and continued to have elements in it that even threatened the rights of Americans, but it was not Democrat opposition to the bill that forced the hand of Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump.  It was real conservative Republicans, mostly from the Freedom Caucus. Now, understand they...
  • Paul Ryan’s Job Is Now On the Line As AHCA Fails (POTUS regrets working with the speaker)

    03/24/2017 2:40:02 PM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    The Ring of Fire ^ | 3.24.2017
    Amid a growing frenzy in Congress over the postponed vote for the American Health Care Act is the looming threat against Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s very livelihood. As the health care bill continues to sink, many are beginning to wonder if it is a sign that Ryan should not be at the helm in the House as well. President Trump was asked today during a brief press gaggle if he felt Speaker Ryan should remain in his position if the AHCA failed to pass. Willing to remain publicly loyal to Ryan for now, at least, Trump said “yes.”...
  • Were the hackers who broke into the DNC’s email really Russian?

    03/24/2017 2:37:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/24/17 | Glenn Garvin
    The question of whether political operative Roger Stone helped Russian hackers break into the email of Democratic politicians, to some people, invites another: Who says the hackers were Russian?The FBI does, and so do several U.S. intelligence agencies, as they’ve declared repeatedly over the past five months. But among private-sector computer security companies, not everybody thinks the case is proven. “I have no problem blaming Russia for what they do, which is a lot,” said Jeffrey Carr of the international cybersecurity company Taia Global Inc. “I just don’t want to blame them for things we don’t know that they did....
  • In Major Defeat for Trump, Push to Repeal Health Law Fails [Trump Blames Dems]

    03/24/2017 2:12:53 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 44 replies
    WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates in their ranks, pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor Friday afternoon in a spectacular defeat for President Trump on the first legislative showdown of his presidency.
  • Trump: Ryan should remain Speaker even if healthcare vote fails

    03/24/2017 1:48:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 24, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump said Friday that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) should remain Speaker even if the afternoon vote on the GOP healthcare plan fails. “Yes,” he said when asked whether Ryan should keep his job.
  • Democrats introduce MAR-A-LAGO Act for Trump visitor logs

    03/24/2017 1:45:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 24, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Democrats are introducing a bill that would require the publication of visitor logs at the White House or any other place President Trump visits. The kicker is the bill's acronym is the MAR-A-LAGO Act, which is the name of Trump's resort in Palm Springs, Fla., where he has stayed on several weekends since becoming president. It stands for the "Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act."
  • Trump predicts 'one beautiful deal' after Obamacare 'explodes'

    03/24/2017 1:40:15 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 24, 2017 | Sarah Westwood
    President Trump predicted Friday that pressure on Democrats will compel them to work with Republicans to pass a healthcare reform package after Obamacare collapses. "When it explodes, they come to us and we make one beautiful deal," Trump told the Washington Post's Robert Costa in a phone interview shortly after House leadership pulled the American Health Care Act in the face of conservative opposition. Trump said he believed Republicans came within "five to 12 votes" of passing the AHCA. They needed 216 votes to send the legislation to the Senate.
  • Kill the Ryan bill! Repeal the unconstitutional Obamacare or let it go bust!

    03/24/2017 1:22:04 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 127 replies
    A no vote on RYANcare/GOPcare is a vote FOR constitutional government. Obamacare, RYANcare, RINOcare, GOPcare, Hillarycare, Trumpcare or ANY form of federal government mandated health care package is UNCONSTITUTIONAL! The constitution clearly reserves health care and health care insurance to the states and the PEOPLE! The founders did not establish the federal government to be a charity or to "care for" the personal needs of the citizens. The founders never intended to create a welfare state! The constitution was intended to severely RESTRICT the powers of the federal government and to leave most governing powers to the states and the...
  • Exclusive: Secret Service braces for 'outsider' director from the military

    03/24/2017 1:06:04 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 40 replies
    daily mail; washington examiner ^ | March 24, 2017 | Susan Crabtree
    The Secret Service is bracing for the impending appointment of a new director with a senior military rank, the first time an agency chief would come from outside the service in modern history. Agents and officers are expecting Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, a retired Marine general and former head of U.S. Central Command, to tap another general to head the Secret Service and help reform the agency and impose more rigorous and even-handed discipline, according to two knowledgeable sources.
  • State Workers make their voices heard at the Capitol Friday

    03/24/2017 12:11:54 PM PDT · by Puppage · 16 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 03/24/2017 | Kent Pierce, News 8 Reporter
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — All day Friday, the Connecticut State Appropriations Committee will be hearing testimony on bills that could have a significant impact on state workers salaries, benefits, and pensions. One of two news conferences Friday morning called these bills an attack on nurses, teachers and firefighters. There’s a lot of rhetoric on both sides. Workers talking about cuts to benefits and pensions as an attack on the hard working middle class. Those in favor of cuts pointing out exorbitant numbers, like a police sergeant making hundreds of thousands of dollars, or a retired state worker still pulling in...
  • Hill GOP moderates buck their leaders and Trump

    03/24/2017 11:57:49 AM PDT · by Mariner · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | March 24th, 2017 | By Lauren Fox, MJ Lee and Deirdre Walsh
    Washington (CNN)The Republican Party's reputation is on the line, but a group of moderates -- who've historically stood behind their leadership on tough votes -- are prepared to defy not only House Speaker Paul Ryan but President Donald Trump on the GOP's first major legislative priority. Just hours before the scheduled blockbuster vote Friday to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, newly-minted House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen's aide indicated the key committee chairman was leaning against the bill, a dire sign for House leaders. Off the House floor, Rep. Mark Amodei, a Nevada Republican who announced his opposition to...
  • Dem Super PAC Poll: Republicans Take **33-Point** Approval Hit For Backing Insurance Bill

    03/24/2017 11:10:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/24/17 | NEIL MUNRO
    Democrats are cheering a new poll which shows that likely 2018 voters shift 33 points away from incumbent GOP legislators once they are given negative information about House Speaker Paul Ryan’s healthcare bill. “Voters [in GOP districts] move from approving of their congressperson by 12 points(46% approve, 34% disapprove) to disapproving by 21 points (35% approve,56% disapprove) — a net shift of 33 percentage points,” says Priorities USA, which commissioned the poll of 1,001 likely voters into the popularity of Ryancare, or the American Health Care Act. The Ryancare bill is intended to supplant Obamacare’s takeover of the nation’s healthcare...
  • Democratic Donors Gather in D.C. to Plot the Resistance

    03/24/2017 10:49:00 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 21 March 2017 | Lachlan Markay
    The Democratic Party’s top officials will meet with some of their wealthiest donors in Washington, D.C., this week to plot the Trump resistance, according to documents obtained by The Daily Beast. The chairs of the Democratic National Committee and the party’s House and Senate campaign arms will huddle with activists, operatives, and deep-pocketed Democratic financiers at a biannual conference hosted by the Democracy Alliance, a leading left-wing donor collaborative at Washington’s ritzy Mandarin Oriental hotel.They will discuss strategy for immediate opposition to President Donald Trump’s policies, begin laying the groundwork for Democratic campaigns in next year’s midterm elections, strategize future...
  • A Roadblock to the Court for Neil Gorsuch

    03/24/2017 9:55:39 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 49 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 24, 2017 | The Editorial Board
    Senate Republicans had to know there would be a price for their unprecedented theft of President Barack Obama’s final Supreme Court pick last year. On Thursday, Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, named it: Either find 60 votes to overcome a filibuster of President Trump’s extremely conservative nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, or find another, more moderate choice. The last four Supreme Court nominees — two from Mr. Obama and two from President George W. Bush — all met the 60-vote threshold, Mr. Schumer said, so it was fair to require the same of Judge Gorsuch.
  • "There’s A Smell Of Treason In The Air"

    03/23/2017 3:35:43 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 81 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 23 March 2017 | Nicholas Kristof
    The Russians for years had influence over Donald Trump because of their investments with him, and he was by nature inclined to admire Vladimir Putin as a strongman ruler. Meanwhile, Trump had in his orbit a number of people with Moscow ties, including Paul Manafort, who practically bleeds borscht.
  • What's inside the Republican health care bill?

    03/24/2017 9:42:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    House GOP lawmakers are preparing to try to fulfill their promise to repeal Obamacare ... or major portions of it. The House is set to vote on the legislation, called the American Health Care Act, on Friday. Republican leaders have already made several changes to placate both conservatives and moderates, but a number of members in both chambers remain concerned. So a lot may change before it reaches President Trump's desk. Critics have ranged from conservative Republicans to insurers to the AARP. Conservatives complain that the bill does not fully repeal Obamacare and that many provisions are too similar to...
  • Ryan Might Pull RyanCare

    03/24/2017 9:47:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 90 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 24, 2017 | Tim Alberta
    Source just now: They might pull the bill altogether. They're getting farther from, not closer to, 215.
  • The Trump Elite. Like the Old Elite, but Worse!

    03/24/2017 9:33:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 24, 2017 | by David Brooks
    Legislation can be crafted bottom up or top down. In bottom up you ask, What problems do voters have and how can they be addressed. In top down, you ask, What problems do elite politicians have and how can they be addressed? The House Republican health care bill is a pure top-down document. It was not molded to the actual health care needs of regular voters. It does not have support from actual American voters or much interest in those voters. It was written by elites to serve the needs of elites. Donald Trump vowed to drain the swamp, but...
  • Republican leaders struggling to win GOP votes with hours left before the vote

    03/24/2017 9:30:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 24, 2017 | Susan Ferrechio
    Hours away from a critical vote, House Republicans still don't enough support within their own conference to pass a bill that would partially repeal and replace Obamacare. That's the word from the House floor Friday morning as Republican leaders and the Trump administration scramble to convince enough lawmakers to support a GOP plan that has split the House conference into increasingly bitter factions.
  • Mayor Breaks Silence on 'Agents of the City' Ruling During Weekly Radio Show (De Blasio)

    03/24/2017 9:19:50 AM PDT · by csvset · 2 replies
    NY1 ^ | 24 March 2017 | Grace Rauh
    Mayor Breaks Silence on 'Agents of the City' Ruling During Weekly Radio Show By Grace Rauh Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:25 AM EDT NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday spoke out for the first time about his loss in court to NY1 over his emails with a so-called "Agent of the City." The mayor on Thursday refused to answer our questions about the lawsuit and the emails he exchanged with an outside advisor - emails a state Supreme Court judge ruled that the city must turn over to NY1 and the New York Post. • READ...
  • Feminists Sending Trump Giant Vagina Stuffed With Letters From ‘Concerned Women’

    03/24/2017 8:59:42 AM PDT · by detective · 52 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Trey Sanchez | 3.24.2017
    Feminism continues setting the bar lower and lower in the class department. First it was wearing “pussy hats” and vagina costumes on Inauguration weekend. Now, it’s a giant vagina stuffed with letters telling President Trump what women want from him over the next four years. Tell us again why we’re supposed to take feminism seriously? Mogul, “a platform for women worldwide,” has launched the hashtag campaign #ReadMyLips (get it?) with the plan of delivering thousands of messages to the White House on April 21, 2017, inside a giant, sculpted vagina created by veteran prop makers from Saturday Night Live. The campaign...
  • Pro-Trump march in Huntington Beach expected to draw thousands, including protesters

    03/24/2017 8:50:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 24, 2017 | Greg Mellen
    The organizers of the Make America Great Again march and rally, Saturday, at Bolsa Chica State Beach are crossing their fingers and hoping for a peaceful event. The march – in support of the president, military, first responders and certain causes – is being billed as a kid-friendly family-oriented event. But it takes place in climate where stark divisions in the public have led to a number of high-profile confrontations when supporters and detractors of the president collide. March organizer Jennifer Sterling said she expects at least 3,000 participants many of whom, she says, will be women, children and elderly....
  • Border Patrol Council '14 Girl Would Never Have Been Raped’ if We Could’ve Done Our Job

    03/24/2017 8:46:09 AM PDT · by bogusname · 39 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | March 24, 2017 | Craig Bannister
    "Senator, had we done our job, that 14-year-old girl would never have been raped. Period. That's all there is to it... “Had we held those individuals in custody, or that one individual in custody pending a determination that this person should be allowed to remain in this country, that rape wouldn't have happened. We failed the citizens of this great nation by not securing the border.”
  • Uh oh: Chairman of House Appropriations Committee to vote no on health-care bill

    03/24/2017 8:15:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Facebook ^ | March 24, 2017 | Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11)
    “Seven years after enactment of Obamacare, I wanted to support legislation that made positive changes to rescue healthcare in America. “Unfortunately, the legislation before the House today is currently unacceptable as it would place significant new costs and barriers to care on my constituents in New Jersey.
  • GOP rep: Once healthcare bill passes, lawmakers can 'really explain it'

    03/24/2017 7:17:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 24, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    Voter opposition to the Republican healthcare bill is the result of misunderstanding, and lawmakers will be able to "really explain it" once it becomes law, Rep. Chris Collins said Thursday. "In my district, right now there's a lot of misunderstanding as to what it is we're doing," the New York Republican said on MSNBC. "And once we get it done, and then we can have the chance to really explain it."
  • Scarborough: Pulling Health Insurance Bill Would be Best for GOP

    03/24/2017 7:03:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Should conservatives be rooting for the health care bill to pass the House today, or be defeated or withdrawn? Joe Scarborough made an interesting observation today, quoting the late Senator Paul Simon at the end of his career on the biggest lesson he had learned: "sometimes when you win, you lose. And sometimes when you lose, you win." Scarborough pointed to the way Democrats whooped it up when they "won" on Obamacare in 2010 . . . and proceeded to experience six years of political "hell," losing 1,000 seats across the country. Opined Scarborough, "I think the best thing that...
  • Report: Bannon Privately Pans Ryan Bill — ‘Written by the Insurance Industry’

    03/24/2017 6:56:42 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 90 replies
    New York Magazine;Breithbart ^ | March 24, 2017 | Gabriel Sherman
    Gabriel Sherman writes that White House chief strategist and former Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon (or, for those concerned with SEO, Steve Bannon) has privately expressed concern that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) betrays the populist voters who put Donald Trump in the White House.
  • Republicans should be disgusted with the House Freedom Caucus

    03/24/2017 6:53:32 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 142 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/24/2017 | QUIN HILLYER
    Reports from Capitol Hill today indicate rising exasperation among old-school conservatives about the shifting, raise-the-ante, refuse-to-say-"yes" demands from most members of the House Freedom Caucus, with regard to the upcoming vote on the House Republican healthcare bill. The exasperation is well-justified. The House Freedom Caucus is clearly driven by outside groups such as Heritage Action, which has become such an all-or-nothing, my-way-or-the-highway outfit that it makes Patrick Henry look like a compromising squish. It seems as if every concession made to the Freedom Caucus is met with a new demand. I just returned from a barbecue place in conservative Mobile,...
  • Bill Clinton dines with wealthy Irish businessmen in Dublin

    03/24/2017 6:24:42 AM PDT · by browniexyz · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2017 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Former President Bill Clinton was spotted having a night out on the town in Dublin with a couple of wealthy Irish businessmen hours after speaking at Martin McGuinness's funeral. Clinton, dressed casually in jeans, sweater and a blazer, was photographed leaving Peploe's Wine Bistro on St Stephen's Green on Thursday night with Irish billionaire businessman Denis O'Brien and well-known hotelier and philanthropist John Fitzpatrick.
  • Colorado Knife Law Reform is on Governor’s Desk

    03/24/2017 6:20:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    ammoland ^ | 19 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Colorado is working hard to reform its antiquated knife bans.  In the late 1950's and early 1960's, a wave of bans on knives swept the nation. The were propelled by emotional tirades of a New York Congressman, and fueled by allegations of widespread use by gangs, in spite of a lack of data. There was no wave of knife violence. But the fake media of the day was able to sweep bans on “gravity” and “switchblade” knives through legislatures across the country.  A federal ban in the interstate shipping of automatic knives was enacted into law in 1958, and...
  • H1-B Not Intended to Replace American Employees, Trump Labor Pick Says

    03/24/2017 6:07:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 24, 2017 | John Binder
    President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Labor, Alexander Acosta, said during a congressional hearing that he believed it is “not the intent” to replace American employees with cheaper, foreign ones under the H-1B visa program.
  • Franklin Graham [Appears to Endorse American Health Care Act]

    03/24/2017 5:59:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/24/17 | Franklin Graham
    Our politicians are set to vote today on the American Health Care Act, to "repeal and replace" Obamacare. Pray that they will do the right thing for the American people. Obamacare is going to fail regardless, so a change has to be made. Many of our politicians are weak morally and spiritually, corrupted by greed and power. Join me in praying for them today as they take this crucial vote. America needs healing that can come from God alone—our hearts need to be healed.
  • When people prepare for conflict, dominant leaders take the stage

    03/24/2017 5:28:04 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 7 replies
    Sciencedaily.com ^ | March 23,2017 | Lasse Laustsen
    Summary: One popular theory holds that dominant leaders are supported by those who fear new situations and threats. However, new research shows that support for dominant leaders is not born of fear, but of a wish to handle the country's problems by aggressive means.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - March 24, 2017

    03/24/2017 3:06:31 AM PDT · by sneakers · 5 replies
    The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up , or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa., and on FM. 98.7 WAVL (and AM 910).
  • Fox report: GOP investigators expect evidence showing Obama surveilled Trump team

    03/23/2017 9:03:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2017 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Fox News reported Thursday that GOP congressional investigators are expecting to see evidence soon showing that the Obama administration surveilled President Trump's transition team. An unnamed source told the news channel that the "smoking gun" evidence will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week. The committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) on Wednesday announced to the press that he had seen intelligence reports showing that members of Trump's transition team were "incidentally" swept up in legal intelligence collection of foreign targets. Nunes briefed the White House on what he had seen, but the documents or their source have...
  • Confirm Gorsuch with 51

    03/23/2017 8:16:55 PM PDT · by jthomas21 · 80 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/23/2017 | Grant Starrett
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  • What is Barack Obama Doing Now? Former President in French Polynesia for Month-Long Vacation

    03/23/2017 7:42:44 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 100 replies
    Christian Post ^ | March 23, 2017 | Emmanuelle Espiritu
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