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  • [Republicans afraid of Clintons] Newt Gingrich Full Interview with Sean Hannity

    07/27/2017 2:22:14 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/26/2017 | Sean Hannity
    "I asked a group of very sophisticated conservative leaders... I don't understand why the House and Senate Republicans are not investigating the real corruption of the Clinton Foundation... Their answer was there are a lot of Republicans who are afraid of the Clintons."
  • White House calls for ‘thorough investigation’ of Debbie Wasserman Schultz staffer scandal

    07/27/2017 2:00:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2017 | By S.A. Miller
    The White House called Thursday for a thorough investigation related to the arrest of an IT staffer for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who remained on the job and with congressional computer access for about five months after FBI began investigating him for fraud. “I do think it is something we should fully look into and there should be a thorough investigation,” said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. Mrs. Wasserman Schultz, former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, fired the staffer, Pakistan-born Imran Awan, after he was arrested Monday at Dulles Airport outside Washington trying to flee the country. The...
  • On Trump and Russia, the system is working (#NeverTrump Alert)

    07/27/2017 1:54:06 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 27, 2017 | Ralph Peters
    Given the turmoil in Washington and the media’s need for in-the-moment headlines, it can be hard to recognize the inspiring fact that the Founding Fathers got it right: The system of government they designed still works. The Constitution’s separation of powers saves us time and again. The president has great, but not unlimited, authority. To override a president’s will, Congress has to muster a two-thirds — thus, bipartisan — majority. The Supreme Court ensures that actions taken by Congress or the president conform to the Constitution. And no one’s above the law. Sure, that’s junior high school civics. But we...
  • Boy Scouts apologizes for Trump’s controversial speech

    07/27/2017 1:44:36 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 27, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday apologized for President’s Trump’s politically charged speech to kids at the youth organization’s gathering this week. “I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree. That was never our intent,” Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh wrote on Scoutingwire. “The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition that has been extended to the leader of our nation that has had a Jamboree during his term since 1937. It is...
  • Boy Scouts leader apologizes for Trump speech’s ‘political rhetoric’

    07/27/2017 1:41:47 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 27, 2017 | David A. Fahrenthold
    “I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree. That was never our intent,” Michael Surbaugh, whose title is chief Scout executive, wrote in a message posted online. That was a break from the Boy Scouts’ earlier statements about Trump’s speech, issued the day afterward. Those merely noted that the Scouts were “respectful of the wide variety of viewpoints in this country” but made no mention of what Trump actually said. On Thursday, Surbaugh wrote, “We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the...
  • For Trump supporters in Portland, the left is the face of intolerance

    07/27/2017 1:31:12 PM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    PBS ^ | July 25, 2017 | Elizabeth Flock
    Athena Brown’s stomach was in knots as she arrived at the rally. She wanted to be more than a “keyboard warrior” for Republicans, but she worried she was putting her life in danger. She and other supporters of President Donald Trump were gathering in downtown Portland to assert their right to back the president without being labeled racists or bigots. In the days before the rally, fear had spread through pro-Trump Facebook groups. Trump supporters worried they’d be a target for violent leftists. The park where the rally was being held was surrounded by tall buildings, and Brown had visions...
  • Amendment passes committee for Special Counsel into Clinton, Lynch, Comey, & Mueller

    07/27/2017 9:24:14 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 41 replies
    Youtube, Trump News Network ^ | 7/27/17 | georgiegirl
    YUGE! Congressman Gaetz amended House investigation to Include Clinton Foundation, Uranium One, Loretta Lynch James Comey's involvment, Fusion GPS and TarmacGate.
  • Senate voted down a single payer healthcare system

    07/27/2017 12:52:57 PM PDT · by gattaca · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/27/2017 | Lydia Ramsey
    In a twist that exemplifies just how wild the healthcare debate has been, on Thursday the Senate voted on a single-payer healthcare plan. Introduced by a Republican. Who doesn't support it. The plan, proposed as an amendment to the House bill by Sen. Steve Daines of Montana, was called the Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act. It was overwhelmingly voted down, with the 57 voting "no" and many Democrats choosing to vote "present." There wasn't a single "yes" vote. The amendment was the third healthcare plan to face a key vote during the 20-hour Senate debate period. Votes on...
  • Nearly 1 Million Illegal Aliens Now Have Driver’s Licenses in California

    07/27/2017 12:32:02 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 35 replies ^ | 27 Jul 2017 | John Binder
    The State of California is on track to issue a total of one million driver’s licenses to illegal aliens by the end of 2017. In 2013, California lawmakers passed legislation that allowed illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses if they can prove to the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) their identity and state residency. The plan was one of the largest victories to date by the open borders lobby. Years later, an estimated 905,000 illegal aliens have driver’s licenses in California, according to the Sacramento Bee, despite issuances beginning in 2015. The number of illegal aliens in California with driver’s...
  • Graham Says He'll Propose Law to Prevent Trump From Firing Mueller

    07/27/2017 12:27:35 PM PDT · by Boomer · 101 replies
    FNC ^ | 7/27/2017 | As seen on America's Newsroom
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on "America's Newsroom" he'll seek legislation that would prevent President Trump from firing special counsel Robert Mueller. "I'm going to create a statute that would say any time a special counsel is impaneled to investigate the president or their team, a dismissal has to be reviewed by the courts," said Graham, adding this system was used in the 1990s as a check and balance.
  • U.S. Justice Department says anti-bias law does not protect gay workers

    07/27/2017 11:35:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 27, 2017 | By Daniel Wiessner
    The Trump administration told a U.S. appeals court that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees, a sharp reversal of the position former President Barack Obama took on a key civil rights issue. The U.S. Department of Justice, in a friend of the court brief, told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan on Wednesday that Congress never intended Title VII, which bans sex discrimination in the workplace, to apply to gay workers. The department also said the court owed no deference to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency that enforces Title VII...
  • Lisa Murkowski’s energy committee delays hearing for Trump administration appointees

    07/27/2017 10:58:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2017 | Sally Persons
    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, led by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, delayed a vote to confirm several Trump administration appointees on Thursday after she was criticized by a Cabinet member over her health care vote.
  • Mr. President, Please Cut It Out

    07/27/2017 10:26:31 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 26, 2017 | Kenneth Starr
    Mr. President, please cut it out. Tweet to your heart’s content, but stop the wildly inappropriate attacks on the attorney general. An honorable man whom I have known since his days as a U.S. attorney in Alabama, Jeff Sessions has recently become your piñata in one of the most outrageous — and profoundly misguided — courses of presidential conduct I have witnessed in five decades in and around the nation’s capital. What you are doing is harmful to your presidency and inimical to our foundational commitment as a free people to the rule of law. The attorney general is not...
  • Will D.C. court’s decision on concealed guns be the tipping point?

    07/27/2017 10:24:55 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 27, 2017
    As of July 3, there were just 124 concealed handgun permit holders in Washington, D.C. But, after a two-to-one federal Circuit court decision on Tuesday morning striking down D.C. ’s current concealed handgun law, the district has a chance to become like the 42 states with right-to-carry laws. If it were on par with those states, D.C. would have about 48,000 permits. Right now, poor people in particular have no real hope of being able to get a permit in D.C. Over 16.3 million Americans currently have concealed handgun permits. All fifty states issue permits, but eight of them are...
  • Sen. Grassley Letter to Rod Rosenstein

    07/27/2017 10:20:24 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 12 replies
    Senator Grassley ^ | July 20, 2017 | Senator Grassley
    According to news reports, during the 2016 presidential election, “Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump” and did so by “disseminating documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter…” Ukrainian officials also reportedly “helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers.” At the center of this plan was Alexandra Chalupa, described by reports as a Ukrainian-American operative “who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee” and reportedly met with Ukrainian officials during the presidential election for the express purpose of exposing alleged ties between then-candidate Donald...
  • Many Republicans Doubt Clinton Won Popular Vote

    07/27/2017 10:12:51 AM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | July 26, 2017 | Eli Yokley
    plurality of Republicans say President Donald Trump received more of the popular vote in 2016 than his Democratic rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to a new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll, 47 percent of Republican voters said Trump outpaced Clinton — despite her nearly 2.9 million-vote advantage after all the states certified their election results.
  • Levin: GOP ‘Lied Their Way Into Office,’ Perpetrated ‘Greatest Hoax in Modern Politics’

    07/27/2017 9:38:44 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 65 replies
    CNS News ^ | 07/27/2017 | Michael Morris
    Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin blasted Republicans in yet another Facebook note on Wednesday, saying they “lied their way into office” and perpetrated the “greatest hoax in modern politics.” “Here comes rationing, long waiting periods, and massive red-tape,” said Mark Levin in all caps on. “The Republicans lied their way into office in what is the greatest hoax in modern politics.” Levin’s comments came after seven Republican senators joined Democrats in voting no on a “clean repeal” of Obamacare promoted by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. on Wednesday. In the note, the famed conservative radio personality laid the...
  • ‘Conform or Else’: Democrats Bully Conservative Women, Minorities

    07/27/2017 8:47:33 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 26, 2017 | Tammy Bruce
    On Monday, the Democrats were really excited about their new slogan, “A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages.” Widely ridiculed for being idiotic, here’s a slogan they could have chosen, which is much more honest about the current liberal agenda: “A Bully’s Deal: If You Ever Think For Yourself and Don’t Conform, We’ll Ruin Your Life.” This slogan has been operational for a generation. It is shouted at conservative women, gays and other minorities because, you see, today’s Democrats cannot afford to have anyone in any of their protected classes get the idea that they can think for...
  • Mika: Trump Playing the Apprentice Person "Who Ends Up Getting Fired"

    07/27/2017 8:35:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is Mika Brzezinski predicting that President Trump won't serve out his term? Sounds like it, judging by her observation on today's Morning Joe. "If you are losing Republicans every step of the way because you've proved to be not trustworthy, and you've failed them miserably on health care . . . [and] undermining someone who's been incredibly loyal to you . . . isn't he playing the person who ends up getting fired on The Apprentice, instead of being the person who says "you're fired?" View the video here.
  • Bernie Sanders is Allegedly Stealing ‘The Washington Post’ from His Neighbor

    07/27/2017 8:26:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 27,2017 | Matt Miller
    According to Chris Plante, The next-door neighbor…their neighbor on Capitol Hill called the Washington Post and told the Washington Post that they were cancelling their Washington Post subscription because their very expensive Sunday Post stopped showing up. Not there this week, last week, the week before, then it was there one week but the week before it wasn’t delivered, so I’m cancelling my subscription to the post because your delivery person never gets to me. I’m paying for it but it never gets to me. The Washington Post said, “Please, do not cancel your subscription to the Washington Post. We...