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  • Lindsey Graham and Henry McMaster promise to back Trump in 2020 bid

    04/24/2018 11:12:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    postandcourier ^ | 04/19/2018 | Caitlin Byrd
    Out of the blocks early, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday vowed to support President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election bid. The show of solidarity from the South Carolina Republican comes as many other members of the GOP are waiting to weigh in on their party leader. Graham, who has butted heads with the president in the past and also faced him as a 2016 GOP presidential primary challenger, fired off two tweets stating his support for the sitting president. In the post, Graham tagged Trump, an active social media user, when he tweeted: "As to the 2020 presidential race, I...
  • Claim: 71 percent of FBI’s foreign counterintelligence budget diverted to Russia probe

    04/24/2018 10:57:22 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2018 | Larry O'Connor
    One of the consequences of the Obama Administration’s unprecedented decision to launch a counterintelligence investigation on the Trump political campaign in 2016 is the drain on Department of Justice resources to chase down the “Russia connection” at the expense of other national security concerns. Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, a retired military intelligence officer and a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research says that over seventy percent of the FBI’s current budget dedicated to foreign counterintelligence investigations have been diverted to support the probe’s activities. Shaffer made the revelation on my radio program Monday afternoon on WMAL in...
  • On pizza regulations, Trump slices differently than his own FDA commissioner

    04/24/2018 10:45:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 24, 2018 12:00 AM | by Jim Gerety
    Unlike other food establishments that have static menu options, pizza is highly variable: Domino’s offers consumers 34 million different combinations of pizza. (iStock Photo) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ As the owner of 18 Domino’s stores in Texas, I do not cut corners, whether on pizzas or complying with the law. Unfortunately, on May 7 the law will become especially burdensome and unhelpful to my customers. That day, President Trump’s FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb will implement a nationwide, Obama-era menu-labeling rule requiring restaurants with 20 or more locations to post in-store menu boards listing the calories of every item sold. I fully support efforts...
  • Arizona Special Election TODAY (Freepers GO VOTE!)

    04/24/2018 10:09:31 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 12 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 4/24/2018 | NY Slimes
    Tuesday’s special election in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, in the conservative suburbs outside Phoenix, may reveal the depth of Republicans’ political challenges in 2018. Debbie Lesko, the party’s nominee and a former state senator, is favored to win over Hiral Tipirneni, a Democrat and emergency room doctor, in a district that supported President Trump in 2016 by more than 20 points.
  • Wind And Solar Power Are Driving Up Electricity Prices, Expert Says

    04/24/2018 9:41:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/24/2018 | Jason Hopkins
    A prominent environmental activist took the unusual road of not only blaming rising electricity costs squarely on renewable sources, but also for deriding the mainstream media for ignoring the connection. Michael Shellenberger, the president and founder of Environmental Progress, explained in a Forbes blog post Monday how the unreliability of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, is the main reason why electricity bills around the world have been getting higher. Despite renewable energy technology slowly becoming more affordable, Shellenberger notes, electricity costs are still rising because of the unpredictable nature of wind and solar. Both sources produce excess...
  • THE HARRIS POLL: Kamala Harris is a shoo-in for Dems in 2020, But What about her controversial past?

    04/24/2018 9:37:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 04/24/2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “Kamala Harris Emerges as Voice of Immigrant Advocates in Senate,” headlined the Sacramento Bee, a reliable Democratic Party newsletter. Still, Harris should avoid backroom deals on border security because “such provisions could alienate the activist base the senator is wooing, with an eye toward the 2020 presidential race.” Last August, Brides magazine cited “7 Reasons Sen. Kamala Harris’s Husband Douglas Emhoff Would Make a Great First Man.” He’s willing to compromise and cares about children, but most important he’s married to Kamala Harris, so “If he’s First Whatever, this means in 2020, we’d elect our first female president. This...
  • Trump poised for major makeover of liberal 9th Circuit court

    04/24/2018 8:41:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2018 | Barnini Chakraborty
    The most liberal appeals court in America could soon be getting a Republican makeover if President Trump and Senate GOP leaders are able to fill seven open seats with conservative picks. Standing in their way is a wall of Democrats hellbent on protecting the long-standing leftward lean of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The stakes are sky high because of the size, caseload and clout of the court. If Trump is successful in getting young, ideologically conservative nominees through the confirmation process, he could significantly alter the court’s DNA for decades to come. “Adding seven conservatives to the court...
  • Cynthia Nixon Gains Ground on Andrew Cuomo in N.Y. Governor's Race

    04/24/2018 8:13:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/24/2018 | Rod Kackley
    New York magazine writer Jessica Pressler declared onApril 15 that Cynthia Nixon had pushed Gov. Andrew Cuomo so far to the left that the actress had already won the Democratic nomination for governor. Mic writer A.P. Joyce pointed to Cuomo’s executive order that gives paroled felons the right to vote, along with an agreement to end the power-sharing agreement between the state Senate GOP caucus and Democrats who often sided with the GOP as evidence of Cuomo’s new lean to the port side of New York state politics. “While some progressive activists cheered her entry into the race, many established...
  • A slew of absurd press stories about voters supposedly walking away from President Trump

    04/24/2018 8:05:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2018 | Jack Hellner
    Lately we have been seeing lots of stories about how voters who supported President Trump are moving away from supporting Republicans because of Trump’s policies and that they are going to vote for Democrats in the midterm elections. Isn’t it amazing that as Trump’s approval ratings gradually go up, we get these stories of Republicans running away? A huge majority of the journalists writing these stories don’t like Republicans or Republican policies and the purpose of the stories is to push Republicans to change their votes instead of inform. The latest theme is Republicans are going to lose big...
  • CNN's Toobin Has Sad News for James Comey on Leaked Memos

    04/24/2018 7:12:22 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 24, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    If CNN's chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin has bad news for former FBI Director James Comey you know it has to be real bad. Toobin delivered his bad news about Comey's leaked memos on Monday's The Lead which was hosted by Jim Sciutto. The news that Toobin presented might be enough for Comey to break out his worry beads: he placed himself in a "pretty vulnerable position" by leaking them. 
  • 'Real Indian' running against Sen. Elizabeth Warren sues after city tells him to stop calling her

    04/24/2018 7:08:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2018 | Gregg Re
    Complete Headline: 'Real Indian' running against Sen. Elizabeth Warren sues after city tells him to stop calling her 'Fake Indian' A self-described "real Indian" who is running against Mass. Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren is suing after city officials demanded he take down his signs calling her a "fake Indian." The upstart independent Senate challenger, Shiva Ayyadurai, on Sunday filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the demand from the city of Cambridge violates his constitutional free speech rights, according to The Washington Times. Since March 17, Ayyadurai's campaign bus has sported two identical signs picturing himself and a rendition of Warren...
  • SECRET FASCIST DEMOCRAT WAR AGAINST DEMOCRACY; Electing Greater Evil Doesn't Punish Lesser Evil

    04/24/2018 6:50:28 AM PDT · by Lester Jackson · 3 replies
    President Trump’s March 23 seeming “betrayal” of his base validated the cynicism of many that it is futile to vote Republican or to vote at all. I disagree. Although I view Republicans as corrupt and dishonest, at least they do not pose a threat anywhere close to the magnitude of that of Democrats, now controlled by the left. The recent Mueller-instigated raid on the president’s lawyer shows just how dangerous the left is. Democrat control of Congress will jeopardize the Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of all Americans. ------------------------------------------------------ While the political correctness assault on free speech, especially by the media and...
  • Democrats test strength in deep-red Arizona special election (AZ-08)

    04/24/2018 6:44:18 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | April 24, 2018 | Dan Merica
    Democrats are hoping to continue their recent momentum in special elections Tuesday when voters outside of Phoenix head to the polls to fill a vacancy created when Republican Rep. Trent Franks resigned in December amid sexual harassment allegations. Democrats don't think they will win the race that pits Hiral Tipirneni, a physician, against Republican Debbie Lesko, a former state senator. And Arizona's 8th Congressional District has all the hallmarks of a place Republican should easily win: Voters in the predominantly senior and white district, where there are around 78,000 more registered Republicans than Democrats, backed President Donald Trump by 21...
  • Vote Monday could result in a higher cost for registering vehicles in Arizona

    04/24/2018 6:35:02 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — It could soon cost more to register your car or truck in Arizona. On a 17-13 vote Monday, the Senate gave final approval to allowing the director of the Department of Transportation to levy a fee on each vehicle. But HB 2261, already approved by the House, does not spell out how much that fee would be. Instead, it tells the agency chief to raise enough to fund the Highway Patrol and a little bit more for good margin. Legislative budget analysts say the amount ADOT would need to raise is $148.9 million. And that translates out to...
  • Candace Owens on Left's Kanye West Attacks: The Left Wants Their Slaves Back

    04/24/2018 6:13:14 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 27 replies
    Video at source. Great interview on Fox. "The Left wants their slaves back."
  • Joe diGenova Discusses Comey, McCabe and Political Weaponization of FBI and DOJ…

    04/24/2018 6:05:46 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 15 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 4/24/18 | sundance
    Joe diGenova appears on Fox News with Tucker Carlson to discuss the ongoing investigation into James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, Loretta Lynch and the politicization of the DOJ and FBI by former President Obama intelligence officials.
  • KANYE WEST–REVOLUTIONARY IN THE MAKING?-Hell hath no fury like Progressives spurned by blacks

    04/24/2018 5:36:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 24, 2018 | Mark Tapson
    A seismic shift in the cultural and political American landscape this weekend emanated from an unlikely epicenter: superstar rapper Kanye West, who tweeted a controversial endorsement of black conservative commentator Candace Owens. Nothing triggers leftist anger quite like blacks thinking for themselves, and not like they do. So the left erupted with predictable fury toward both West and Owens.  Kanye, whose ubiquitous wife Kim Kardashian was a prominent supporter of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, has drawn leftist fire before. First, he incurred online scorn from the left and right in 2015 for announcing his serious intention to run for President...
  • The Uncommonly Mad War on Common Sense [President Trump]

    04/24/2018 4:25:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jewish Pres ^ | April 20, 2018 | Bruce Abramson and Jeff Ballabon
    We live in dangerous times. America’s intelligentsia—the establishment intellectual and professional class dominating academia, the media, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley—has taken leave of its senses. President Trump, a man who somehow retained his common sense despite a degree from the prestigious Wharton School of Business and a lifetime immersed in America’s elite establishment, is driving them mad. Advertisement Their enmity is understandable. In fifteen months, President Trump has jumpstarted the American economy, enabled millions of new jobs and widespread increases in wages and take-home pay, lifted the standard of living of minorities, squeezed Kim Jong-Un into discussing denuclearization, wrested most...
  • Chris Cuomo: On Cellphone Use, Treat Trump Like My Recalcitrant Teenage Daughter

    04/24/2018 4:04:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The CNN crew had a jolly old time this morning, mocking President Trump for his penchant for using his cellphone, and analogizing him to a recalcitrant teenage girl. Chris Cuomo led the charge, advising chief of staff John Kelly to say to Trump: “Look, we let you use this phone. It’s a privilege. It’s not a right. And if you don’t use it the right way, we’re going to take it from you.” Added Alisyn Camerota, “and you’re going to be grounded.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Editorial: Standing up for free speech

    04/24/2018 2:52:32 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 2 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-24-2018 | Herald Staff
    In recent days the hordes of social media activists and agitators have been busier than ever intimidating, excoriating and stomping out diversity of thought wherever it appears. This weekend, the Guardian newspaper published an interview with country music star Shania Twain. She discussed her career, troubled childhood, marriage and other typical areas of conversation and then ventured into politics and, of course, Donald Trump. “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest. Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn’t be able to have both. If I were voting, I just...