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  • Ready for Michelle? Political Committees Form In Support of Political Run by First Lady

    12/03/2016 12:51:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    ABCNews ^ | December 3, 2016 | JORDYN PHELPS
    Ready for Michelle? Political Committees Form In Support of Political Run by First Lady By JORDYN PHELPS Dec 3, 2016, While First Lady Michelle Obama and the president have repeatedly shot down the notion that the first lady would ever consider running for political office -- let alone the presidency -- that hasn't stopped political committees from filing with the Federal Elections Commission to support a potential candidacy. One of the groups, Ready for Michelle PAC, filed with the elections commission on Oct. 31 and says on its website that its goal is to "get the ball rolling by identifying...
  • First Democrat to oppose Marine hero 'Mad Dog' Mattis - to let him serve at Pentagon

    12/03/2016 11:55:00 AM PST · by traumer · 31 replies
    The first Senate Democrat has come out against one of President-elect Donald Trump's more popular cabinet nominees, as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York says she won't back a special waiver for the general. 'While I deeply respect General Mattis's service, I will oppose a waiver,' Gillibrand said in a statement. 'Civilian control of our military is a fundamental principle of American democracy, and I will not vote for an exception to this rule.' Mattis' wartime experiences as a 'fighting general' and his intellect have won him strong early reviews from Republicans and Democrats, including Rep. Adam Schiff, the top...
  • Diamond/Silk's Latest: Jill Stein, Crooked Hill, Scams. Fidel Castro and Cuban Americans

    12/03/2016 11:43:16 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 11 replies
    Diamond and Silk ^ | 12/3/2016 | Diamond and Silk
    Diamond and Silk's take on Jill Stein and Corrupt Hillary doing the recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Replay of Hillalry's statements about accepting the election results......The hypocrisy of it all. And then they take on the Castro death and the celebration in the streets of Miami over his death. Also they comment on the knife attack at Ohio State. Diamond says THANK GOD the perp was killed......and explains why she says "Thank God"......
  • Democrats Remain Stuck On Stupid

    12/03/2016 11:10:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    In the aftermath of another devastating electoral loss, Democrats have not learned their lessons very well. In the U.S. Senate, Democrats elected 66-year old Chuck Schumer of New York as their Minority Leader, replacing the outgoing Harry Reid of Nevada. Schumer will offer more East Coast liberal leadership to a party that desperately needs to move ideologically to the center and geographically to the country’s heartland. In an even worse move, House Democrats re-elected super liberal Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco as their Minority Leader. Pelosi has been leading House Democrats since 2003 and has been at the helm...
  • Petition to remove Donald Trump as President is the most popular in history

    12/03/2016 10:48:15 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 70 replies
    TNN, The Times of India ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Devika Bhattacharya
    New Delhi: A petition urging the Electoral College to reject Donald Trump as the next President of the United States has become the most popular in the history of Change.org, a site that mobilizes support for petitions through e-signatures. Over 4.6 million people have signed the petition titled "Make Hillary Clinton President", which calls on the Electoral College to elect the Democratic presidential candidate over Trump when it officially votes on December 19. The petition argues that since Clinton won the popular vote in the November 8 election by a margin of 2 million ballots, she should be the President....
  • Weekly Update: What Should Trump Do?

    12/03/2016 10:42:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 2, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    JW Asks Court to Find Government Misconduct in Clinton Email Scandal Trump Administration Should Investigate Clinton ScandalsNew Documents Show Clinton Conflicts of InterestTune In! — The First 100 Days: The Anti-Corruption Agenda JW Asks Court to Find Government Misconduct in Clinton Email Scandal The Clinton email scandal is more than about the conduct of Hillary Clinton. It is about the lawlessness of the Obama administration, especially the State Department. That’s why our Judicial Watch attorneys recently asked a federal court, on the grounds that the documents relate to government misconduct, to reject the State Department’s secrecy claims over certain...
  • Improving Environmental Programs

    12/03/2016 10:34:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Donald Trump plans to “roll back progress” on climate change, energy and the environment, activists, regulators and their media allies assert. The claim depends on one’s definition of “progress.” These interest groups define “progress” as ever-expanding laws, regulations, bureaucracies and power, to bring air and water emissions of every description down to zero, to prevent diseases that they attribute to manmade pollutants and forestall “dangerous manmade climate change.” Achieving those goals requires controlling nearly every facet of our economy, industries, lives, livelihoods and living standards. If we are talking about halting and reversing this unbridled federal control, President-Elect Trump has...
  • Don’t Be Played By The Liberal Media: An Open Letter to All Minorities

    12/03/2016 10:21:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2016 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    After President Donald Trump’s shocking defeat of Hillary Clinton, you would think members of the mainstream media would take a good look in the mirror to begin to evaluate how they got the outcome so wrong. Instead, the same people who promised us Trump had no chance of victory are hysterically insisting that the world is coming to an end. For months, we were told that a Clinton victory was inevitable, and nearly every poll seemed to confirm this viewpoint. Of course Clinton did end up winning the popular vote, as many national polls projected, but her losses in...
  • At 46 Years, EPA Will See HUGE Changes Under Trump

    12/03/2016 10:14:14 AM PST · by rktman · 62 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/3/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began operating 46 years ago after former President Richard Nixon proposed it as a way to address mounting pollution concerns across the country. EPA celebrated its 46th anniversary Friday, just weeks before President-elect Donald Trump likely takes the agency in a totally different direction compared to the last eight years under President Barack Obama, focusing on clean air and quality instead of global warming. Not only is Trump looking to roll back Obama-era regulations, the incoming administration reportedly has plans to fundamentally reform major decades-old environmental laws: The Clean Air Act and the Clean Water...
  • Gary Sinise should be Romney’s VA secretary, says Gingrich

    12/03/2016 9:59:49 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 38 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11 July 2012 | Hope Hodge
    If elected president, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney should add some star power by seating Gary Sinise on his cabinet, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Human Events this week in an interview. Gingrich suggested that Romney could make the CSI:NY star, best known for his 1994 breakout role as Lieutenant Dan in Forrest Gump, his Secretary of Veterans Affairs, saying Sinise cares deeply for military veterans and could bring fresh eyes to the job.
  • Gov’t Spends $27 Billion Annually On Global Warming — How Much Will Trump Cut?

    12/03/2016 9:52:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Dec. 2, 2016 | Andrew Follett
    President-elect Donald Trump said he’s looking to cut back federal global warming programs, which he claims are hurting U.S. competitiveness. He’s got a lot of work ahead of him: Federal agencies plan to spend $27 billion on global warming-related programs next year. The White House reported to House Republicans that 18 federal agencies combined spent about $22 billion on global warming activities in 2013, but defined global warming much more narrowly than the agencies themselves. Federal agencies want to spend $12 billion on global warming programs in 2017, according to Salon, but the left-wing news site only factored in six...
  • Yes, you can blame millennials in Pa. and elsewhere for Clinton's loss

    12/03/2016 9:39:47 AM PST · by dirtboy · 73 replies
    Wash Post via Philly.com ^ | 12/3/2016 | Aaron Blake
    Hillary Clinton's campaign has lots of excuses for losing. There's the electoral college, James Comey, the media's alleged over-exuberance in digging into Clinton's email server, etc. But Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Thursday that one particular group is especially to blame: millennials. As Karen Tumulty and Philip Rucker reported from the big election postmortem at Harvard on Thursday night: Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook also acknowledged that her operation had made a number of mistakes and miscalculations, while being buffeted by what he repeatedly described as a "headwind" of being an establishment candidate in a season where voters were...
  • Colorado chambers, business groups form coalition for immigration reform

    12/03/2016 9:33:14 AM PST · by snarkpup · 13 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Updated Dec 2, 2016, 8:32pm MST | Monica Mendoza
    Twelve Colorado chambers of commerce, trade groups and business organizations are teaming up in a new coalition to push for reform of U.S. immigration policy. ... Brough said the chamber is supportive of reform that includes components like increased access to short-term workers for critical industries like tourism and agriculture; increased H-1B visas to support a knowledge-based economy; a clear path to citizenship; and increased border security.
  • First Brexit, then Trump, now Italy faces its political shockwave

    12/03/2016 9:02:58 AM PST · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 02 December 2012 | Ben Wedeman
    The world as we know it could come to an end this Sunday. Or it could be just another day. It depends on whom you talk to. This weekend, Italians go to the polls to vote in a referendum on whether or not the country should amend its 1948 constitution. The referendum is the brainchild of Matteo Renzi, Italy's energetic, 41-year-old Prime Minister. His intention is to defang the upper house of the Italian Parliament, the Senato, by cutting its numbers from 315 to 100, thus reducing its powers dramatically, making it more of a consultative assembly. Yes, if you...
  • Assn of Am Physicians & Surgeons Request Clinton Grp Clarify Position on “Spirit Cooking” Practices

    12/03/2016 8:55:34 AM PST · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 19 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | 12/3/2016 | Pamela Williams
    This article is from November; nevertheless, it bears repeating, as the Association Of American Physicians and Surgeons say that “Spirit Cooking” could have dangerous health risks. They are asking that Clinton address this risky practice as she supposedly campaigns on health issues and should care that this is a negative health practice. The article starts: PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Among the most disturbing releases by Wikileaks are emails regarding the practice known as “Spirit Cooking” and its main practitioner Marina Abramovic...
  • California Recount Laws

    12/03/2016 8:41:54 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 9 replies
    http://www.ceimn.org/ceimn-state-recount-laws-searchable-database/states/California
  • Why U.S. 'News' Media Shouldn't Be Trusted

    12/03/2016 8:23:38 AM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Strategic Culture ^ | 02 December 2012 | Eric Zuesse
    The great metascientist and statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb headlined on November 22nd a devastating takedown of U.S. ‘news’ media and academia, «Syria and the Statistics of War», and he began there by exposing the highly honored Harvard fraud, Dr. Steven Pinker, but then went pretty much through the entire U.S. ‘intellectual’ Establishment, including all of its major ‘news’ media, as being untrustworthy on the part of any intelligent person. (Regarding Professor Pinker specifically, Taleb linked to this scientific paper that Taleb had co-authored, which shredded one of Pinker’s highly honored and biggest-selling books. Taleb and his colleague mentioned there an...
  • Iceland election: Pirate Party asked to try to form government

    12/03/2016 8:08:51 AM PST · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 02 December 2012
    Iceland's anti-establishment Pirate Party has been asked by the president to try to form a new government, following October's snap elections. President Gudni Johannesson made the announcement after talks with Pirates head Birgitta Jonsdottir. The Pirates, who vowed radical reforms, came third in the elections in which no party won an outright majority. Two earlier rounds of coalition talks involving first the Independence Party and then the Left-Greens failed. "Earlier today, I met the leaders of all parties and asked their opinion on who should lead those talks. After that I summoned Birgitta Jonsdottir and handed her the mandate," President...
  • A Patton at the Pentagon and a Whiz at Treasury, and Trump's World... [radio]

    12/03/2016 7:30:33 AM PST · by Randall_S · 7 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | December 3, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    This week, Trump made two critically important picks for his Cabinet: James “Mad Dog” Mattis at Defense, and Steve Mnuchin at Treasury. In Mattis, the United States will have a highly decorated, recently retired four star Marine general heading the Pentagon. Although he will require an exemption from Congress to take office (rules stipulate that Defense Secretaries be out of active service for at least seven years), this brilliant warrior is uniquely qualified to rebuild the United States Armed Forces. With Steve Mnuchin, Trump has selected one of the finest financial minds in the world today. Best luck to Mnuchin...
  • Dennis Michael Lynch Now on RSBN

    12/03/2016 7:11:59 AM PST · by JoeSeales · 10 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 12-3-16 | RSBN
    We are pleased to announce Dennis Michael Lynch is bringing his talents to RSBN. We'll be doing his walk and talk every day and also a new show coming soon.
  • Stanford Study Reveals California Pensions Underfunded By $1 Trillion Or $93k Per Household

    12/03/2016 7:06:36 AM PST · by george76 · 65 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today the Kersten Institute for Governance and Public Policy highlighted an updated pension study, released by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, which revealed some fairly startling realities about California's public pension underfunding levels. After averaging $77,700 per household in 2014, the amount of public pension underfunding for the state of California jumped to a staggering $92,748 per household in 2015. But don't worry, we're sure pension managers can grow their way out of the problem...hedge fund returns have been stellar recently, right? Stanford University’s pension tracker database pegs the market value of California’s total pension debt at...
  • Trumping Carrier (Saturbray)

    12/03/2016 6:56:39 AM PST · by bray · 19 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 12/3/16 | bray
    And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. John 6:35 KJV The Establishmedia was outraged Trump would save eleven hundred jobs at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis. This is just not how things are done in the District of Corruption. They had the freshly texted talking points stating this was cronyism for giving them a seven million dollar tax break. Some even went as far as calling it corporate welfare and favoritism when in reality it was simply proving lowering...
  • Donald Trump Targets Second Indiana Plant Over Plans to Shift to Mexico

    12/03/2016 6:53:34 AM PST · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | BOB TITA and ANDREW TANGEL
    Donald Trump took aim Friday at a second U.S. manufacturer that plans to move jobs from Indiana to Mexico, a day after he threatened consequences for business that shifted American jobs abroad. “Rexnord of Indiana is moving to Mexico and rather viciously firing all of its 300 workers,” Mr. Trump wrote at 10:06 p.m. on Twitter. “This is happening all over our country. No more!” Rexnord, which is based in Milwaukee, intends to move production of industrial bearings from Indianapolis to Monterrey, Mexico, according to the employee union. The move, expected by the middle of next year, would eliminate about...
  • Austrian presidential hopeful Norbert Hofer rides Trump's wave

    12/03/2016 6:46:21 AM PST · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | John Sparks
    Can far-right, anti-immigrant, gun-loving politician Norbert Hofer become the next anti-establishment figure to lead his country? Norbert Hofer is the friendly face of far-right politics in Austria. The 45-year-old engineer is well-tailored and gun-loving - and he sells anti-immigrant policies with a smile. Mr Hofer has also struck a chord with an increasingly polarised electorate. The senior member of the nationalist 'Freedom Party' told a packed audience at his final campaign event for the presidency that the time had come to put ordinary people first. "Austrian men and Austrian women have a strong will to succeed - to make this...
  • Hillary Clinton Catches Up by 23,700 Votes in Pennsylvania - Before Recount Even Begins

    12/03/2016 6:26:07 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 109 replies
    With recount effort now underway in the three razor-tight swing states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, it turns out Hillary Clinton has already moved closer to winning those states than had originally been announced. In the past two weeks Michigan and Wisconsin have both voluntarily revised the size of Donald Trump’s “win” downward by thousands of votes each. And now Pennsylvania has shrunk the size of Trump’s win by tens of thousands of votes. It’s important to understand that these revisions have been made by the states before the recounts even got underway. These shifts in the vote totals have...
  • Trump's Cabinet: Character and Ability, Not Politics

    12/03/2016 6:22:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 3, 2016 | Jeffrey Folks
    Obama's cabinet picks had one thing in common: they were all ideological leftists who fell in line with the president's thinking. Most of them not only thought like Obama, but shared the same background. They were so-called intellectuals educated at elite universities in the Northeast, held advanced degrees, and had no idea whatsoever how the real world operated. The ineffectual Obama cabinet included Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. After bringing chaos to Libya, Syria, Egypt, Bahrain, and Iraq and executing a failed "reset" with Vladimir Putin, Clinton was replaced by the equally inept John Kerry. Both Clinton and Kerry...
  • Do Illegal Votes Decide Elections?

    12/03/2016 5:52:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 50 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 1, 2016 | Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund
    Do Illegal Votes Decide Elections? There’s no way to know. But the evidence suggests that significant numbers of noncitizens cast ballots. By Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund Donald Trump’s claim that illegal voting may have cost him a popular-vote majority has touched off outrage. Widespread voter fraud, the media consensus suggests, isn’t possible. But there is a real chance that significant numbers of noncitizens and others are indeed voting illegally, perhaps enough to make up the margin in some elections. There’s no way of knowing for sure. The voter-registration process in almost all states runs on the honor system....
  • Trump: The Hedgehog President

    12/03/2016 5:51:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 3, 2016 | Jonathan D'Oleo
    In their book Presidential Greatness political scientists Marc Landy and Sidney Milkis argue that the success of a president rests on his ability to “engage the nation in its struggle for its constitutional soul.” Moreover, they posit that a great president is he who is able to “stage a conservative revolution” that brings about change and establishes a lasting legacy. A “conservative revolution” in this context is to be understood as significant progress within the bounds of the Constitution and not as a political ideology in itself. Formulated and published at the very turn of the 21st century, these standards...
  • Trump invites Philippine president who called Obama a 'son of a b****' to visit the White House

    12/03/2016 5:43:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/02/16 | Francesca Chambers
    President-elect Donald Trump extended an offer to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House next year, an aide to the foreign leader says. Christopher Go, a special adviser to Duterte, says the president-elect and the Philippine leader had a 'very engaging, animated' talk today that lasted more than seven minutes. Duterte lost out on a bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama this fall after calling him a 'son of a b****'. The Philippine president has professed a kinship with Trump, whose cursing on the campaign trail raised eyebrows more than once. Duterte also ran on an anti-establishment and...
  • Trump Moves To Block Recounts Nationwide, Says Stein Has ‘No Evidence’

    12/03/2016 5:09:20 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/02/16 | Phillip Stucky
    Representatives of President-elect Donald Trump are challenging recount motions in Pennsylvania and Michigan, according to Politico. “Despite being no more than a blip on the electoral radar, Stein has now commandeered Pennsylvania’s electoral process, with an eye toward doing the same to the Electoral College,” the complaint filed Thursday states. “There is no evidence — or even an allegation — that any tampering with Pennsylvania’s voting systems actually occurred.” Green Party candidate Jill Stein is responsible for pushing the recount efforts in those states, and called Trump’s motion “outrageous.” “The recount in Michigan, which has been driven by an outpouring of grassroots support...
  • On Time, under Budget

    12/03/2016 4:48:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 3, 2016 | David Prentice
    Most building contractors have a goal of finishing their projects in the time specified, with the money budgeted. The closer you get to doing both, the more profitable and the more successful your company will be. The sad truth is, most building companies have a hard time hitting those two very important goals. Why? Because it's extremely difficult. Most construction projects have complexity that is hard to comprehend; the efforts of scheduling, price change, human error, and the cycles it takes to be on time and under budget are mind-boggling. It's not normal for construction companies of all sizes to...
  • The Corporatists vs. The Decent People: The Elections This Weekend And Where They May Lead

    12/03/2016 4:00:04 AM PST · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    12/3/2016 | Self
    They say the third time is a charm and for the third time this year, a runoff election for president of Austria is set for tomorrow, December 4th. The first runoff earlier this year resulted in victory for leftist candidate Alexander van der Bellen over Nationalist candidate Norbert Hofer. But Hofer's Austrian Freedom Party challenged the election in court alleging irregularities in postal ballots (absentee votes). And they won. A second election was set for early this fall but the government decided to cancel the vote when early postal ballots were discovered to have irregularities in them. Polling data at...
  • Sarah Palin: But... Wait... The Good Guys Won't Win With More Crony Capitalism

    12/03/2016 3:23:37 AM PST · by JediJones · 94 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 12/2/2016 | Sarah Palin
    I am ecstatic for Carrier employees! Their bosses just decided to keep shop onshore. What a relief for hundreds of workers. Merry Christmas Indiana! We don't yet know terms of the public/private deal that was cut to make the company stay, but let's hope every business is equally incentivized to keep Americans working in America. Foundational to our exceptional nation's sacred private property rights, a business must have freedom to locate where it wishes. In a free market, if a business makes a mistake (including a marketing mistake that perhaps Carrier executives made), threatening to move elsewhere claiming efficiency's sake,...
  • Tucker Embarrass Newsweek Editor On MADAM PRESIDENT

    12/03/2016 1:53:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/02/16
    Tucker Embarrass Newsweek Editor On MADAM PRESIDENThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiBXBJ_TQsI    
  • TV news executives are not seeing a bidding war for Fox News star Megyn Kelly

    12/03/2016 1:48:44 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 148 replies
    LA Times via Drudge ^ | 12/2/16 | Stephen Battaglio
    Megyn Kelly’s bestselling memoir is called “Settle for More,” but the star anchor may have to settle for less money if she decides to leave the Fox News Channel. Kelly is said to have not made up her mind about staying with Fox News beyond the end of her contract in July, even with an offer of more than $20 million a year to stay, which would put her in the same income bracket as NBC’s “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer. So far no other networks have offered to top Fox’s figure, according to network news executives and agents familiar with...
  • Trump, Finally Explained (Trump, A Dunce Like Reagan)

    12/03/2016 1:21:32 AM PST · by goldstategop · 85 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/03/2016 | Gail Collins
    Some of you may find it disturbing that one of Trump’s chief apologists was basically saying that he talks policy like a drunk at happy hour. Some of you may hear Trump constantly contradicting today what he said yesterday and decide he’s an idiot. From now on I’m going to try to think of him as a little bit like my dog, Frieda. Frieda is extremely intelligent, but her memory is only good for about 90 seconds. When you listen to Trump’s Inaugural Address, or his first State of the Union, keep reminding yourself that he’s reserving the right to...
  • Reinstituting earmarks could benefit region (BARF)

    12/03/2016 1:04:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Altonna Mirror ^ | November 27, 2016 | Altoona Mirror editorial board
    Earmarks again are a topic in Congress, and people in this part of Pennsylvania shouldn’t condemn them. Back in the 1970s, when highway construction was booming around the biggest population centers of the Keystone State, places like Altoona, Johnstown, Ebensburg and Bedford were told that once those projects were completed, work would begin on their roadway needs.But as the large-scale projects around Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Erie were completed, the promises that had been made to Blair County and other smaller-population areas, didn’t materialize because of alleged money shortages.The message seemed to be: “We’ll get to you sometime, but for...
  • Obama, Senate Democrats Trying to Keep FCC Democrat Controlled Under Trump Administration

    12/03/2016 12:08:34 AM PST · by redtetrahedron · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12.2.2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama are taking one more stab at retaining control of the Internet before they leave Washington. Harry Reid and President Obama are circulating a petition to remove the hold on FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel so that she can be reconfirmed before Congress recesses next week. If Obama and the Senate Democrats successfully reconfirm Rosenworcel, the FCC will remain in Democratic control during President-elect Trump’s administration. Her reconfirmation would block Trump’s ability to nominate both Jamison and Eisenach.
  • Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan president risks China's wrath

    12/02/2016 11:45:15 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    UK Gaurdian ^ | 12-3-2016 | Tom Phillips
    Donald Trump looked to have sparked a potentially damaging diplomatic row with China on Friday after speaking to Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen on the telephone in a move experts said would anger Beijing. The call, first reported by the Taipei Times and confirmed by the Financial Times, is thought to be the first between the leader of the island and a US president or president-elect since ties between America and Taiwan were severed in 1979, at Beijing’s behest. The US closed its embassy in Taiwan – a democratically ruled island which Beijing considers a breakaway province – in the late...
  • Democrats, NOT TRUMP Racialized Politics: Heather MacDonald on Tucker Carlson (VIDEO)

    12/02/2016 10:58:25 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 19 replies
    Tucker Carlson ^ | 12/2/16 | Heather MacDonald & Tucker Carlson
    Heather MacDonald discusses how Democrats have poisoned the political discourse by demonizing whites with phantom charges of racism. Click link to watch the 3 minute video.
  • Easy German 143 - What Germans say about Donald Trump

    12/02/2016 10:45:53 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 21 replies
    LOL, they have some Californian in Berlin commenting about Donald Trump in May 2016, and of course 95% of the comments are negative. With a German commentator to boot.
  • Ellison Considers Leaving Congress if Picked for DNC Chair, Dean Drops Out

    12/02/2016 10:02:39 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 50 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/3/16 | KSTP/AP
    Howard Dean took himself out of the race to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Friday, while the frontrunner in the contest, Rep. Keith Ellison, said he may leave his Minnesota congressional seat to serve in the position. The two dramatic announcements came during the first public forum in the race to lead the DNC after Democrats lost the White House in November's election. Ellison, a supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primary, has the backing of much of the party's liberal wing and that of incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Ellison is one of...
  • Funding Leftist Frenzy

    12/02/2016 9:53:28 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Frontpage ^ | December 1, 2016 | Deborah Weiss
    In anticipation of a Trump loss, Hillary Clinton and her cohorts professed that anything other than graceful acceptance of the loss would “threaten democracy.”  But now that Trump has won, the left has hypocritically become unhinged.  After violent protests, petitions to eradicate the electoral college, and coddling college age students to miss class, delay exams and obtain psychotherapy to deal with the “trauma” of the election results, liberal political elites are in fear that the left will at last, calm down and accept the results.  They cannot accept such complacency.   Democrats got defeated in a sweep across the nation,...
  • Rep. Chris Collins Becomes Most Popular Member On House Floor

    12/02/2016 9:26:41 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 8 replies
    “ He’s having fun with it,” said the aide, who recalled how much the House “Trump caucus” has grown from five or six members when Collins first launched it to another meeting this week where 50 members appeared who had never been there before. (Snip) A few Democrats have also slipped Collins their resumes as well. “I think there are a handful of Democrats that are interested in working in the administration. As we’ve seen Donald Trump is being very strategic with whom those Democrats are. They’re senators in very Republican states...”
  • Leverage Maneuver – Trump Talks Openly With Taiwan President…

    12/02/2016 8:13:19 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 86 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Sundance
    Ok, this one strategic maneuver has just pegged my too-much-winning needle on max overdrive. Donald Trump took a congratulatory phone call from the President of Taiwan, and now the Chinese will be apoplectic. Those of you who have been with us for a while, will note our arguments against China’s MFN (Most Favored Nation) trade status have continually fallen on deaf ears within DC. Why? Because they are political ears paid to remain necessarily deaf, while various Chinese national interests have taken influence over our legislative priorities on trade and commerce.
  • Tired Dem Donors Feel Like Their Money Got Burned

    12/01/2016 5:51:50 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 52 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/01/16
    Democratic donors stung by Hillary Clinton’s upset loss in the presidential race feel like they just set their money on fire. The sore feelings are a huge problem for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which is trying to rebuild its image and reinvigorate a defeated party in time for challenging midterm elections in 2018. It’s also a worry for top liberal activists as they prepare for war with President-elect Donald Trump and a GOP Congress that is hell-bent on rolling back President Obama’s accomplishments. Many Democratic donors still feel burned by the party’s 2016 election losses and what they see...
  • PA Tally Complete: Trump Wins by 45,000 Votes [update at reply 50]

    12/02/2016 7:50:04 PM PST · by LS · 202 replies
    per @RichardWeaving (Twitter) | 12/2/2016 | self/Twitter
    Pennsylvania final numbers Trump Beat Hillary by over 45,000 votes Decision Desk HQ Trump 2,961,875 Clinton 2,915,440
  • Al Sharpton: Trump 'Surprised' Me With Phone Call

    12/02/2016 7:42:02 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 1, 2016 | Todd Beamon
    Al Sharpton: Trump 'Surprised' Me With Phone Call By Todd Beamon | Thursday, 01 Dec 2016 The Rev. Al Sharpton said Thursday that President-elect Donald Trump "surprised" him with a phone call — out of the blue. "We did talk briefly," Sharpton told The New York Post. "I was surprised and candid about our sharp disagreements, and so was he." Sharpton said he was convening a meeting of the board of the National Action Network when the call came.
  • Ford Open to Deals With Trump to Keep Jobs in U.S., CEO Says

    12/02/2016 7:24:31 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 70 replies
    bloomberg ^ | December 2, 2016 | Keith Naughton
    <p>Ford Motor Co. is willing to work with Donald Trump to keep jobs in the U.S. if he puts the right policies in place, the automaker’s chief executive officer said.</p> <p>“We will be very clear in the things we’d like to see,” Mark Fields said in an exclusive interview at Bloomberg offices in Southfield, Michigan. “We’ll continue to advocate for currency-manipulation rules to promote free and fair trade. One of our priorities is making sure fuel-economy standards reflect market realities, tax reform in general we would be very supportive of, and the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles.”</p>
  • Howard Dean quits DNC chairman race

    12/02/2016 7:15:51 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 26 replies
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Raymond Buckley and South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison are still vying for the chair. Dean told MSNBC on Wednesday that his generation shouldn't be "in the forefront anymore" when it comes to taking on leadership roles within the Democratic party.