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  • We need to respect and protect our federal workforce

    01/18/2017 6:35:45 PM PST · by AndyJackson · 32 replies
    The Hill - Congress Blog ^ | 01/17/17 | ELIZABETH SHERWOOD-RANDALL outgoing Deputy Secretary of Energy
    When the Department of Energy was asked by the Agency Review Team to identify employees who work on climate change — one of the critical challenges of our time — our workforce rightly worried that the incoming team would judge them on ideology rather than merit. When the House voted to bring back the Holman Rule — allowing Members of Congress to selectively target individual federal workers or departments — our workforce became vulnerable to judgment based on ideology. When possible federal hiring freezes are mentioned casually, our workforce is concerned about its capacity to support our critical responsibilities. And...
  • Obama thanks MSM for "holding his administration's feet to the fire"

    01/18/2017 6:10:40 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/18/2017 |
    "Obama also used his final presidential press conference to thank the media for holding his administration’s feet to the fire, urging them to continue with the same 'tenacity' after he leaves." Wow, nobody told me the definition of "hold feet to the fire" had changed! Apparently it now means something like, "let person with frozen toes sit next to the fireplace"
  • College Dem exec jumps ship as Party drifts to extreme left

    01/18/2017 6:00:41 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 10 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 1.18.2017 | Kassy Dillon
    A National Councilman for the College Democrats of America is jumping ship and considering joining the Republican Party just before President-elect Trump takes the oath of office. Michael J. Hout, a junior at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, told Campus Reform that he believes the contemporary Democratic Party is no longer the best place for an ideological moderate like himself, saying the Party is pivoting towards more extremist rhetoric and appealing more to those who often do not even consider themselves Democrats, such as socialists and independents.
  • These Orange County kids say why they're going to Trump's inauguration

    01/18/2017 5:54:23 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | January 18, 2017 | Susan Christian Goulding, Greg Mellen, Shane Newell and Nathan Percy
    Lots of Orange County kids are skipping school today and Friday – but not just for a trip to Disneyland or Mammoth. They’re flying to Washington, D.C. to witness a historic American tradition – the transfer of power from one president to the next.
  • Young Hispanic Male Mocks Rialto's "White Minority"

    01/18/2017 5:33:23 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    Published on Jan 11, 2017 Luis Nolasco mocked the visitors who opposed "Sanctuary city" policies. He called us "these people" and mocked the "white minority", as though they no longer have rights. WHAT?!
  • BREAKING: Trump-Hating Democratic @RepJohnLewis DIDN’T PAY TAXES On His Nearly $1 Million...

    01/18/2017 5:32:51 PM PST · by blueyon · 55 replies
    GotNews ^ | 1/18/17 | GotNews
    "BREAKING: Trump-Hating Democratic @RepJohnLewis DIDN’T PAY TAXES On His Nearly $1 Million Fancy DC Townhouse" Trump-hating Democratic Georgia congressman John Lewis didn’t pay property taxes on his nearly $1 million fancy Washington, D.C. townhouse on Capitol Hill, despite being in Congress for decades, where the salary for a Representative starts at $174,000 per year. Lewis was in the news recently for saying he doesn’t see President-elect Donald J. Trump as “a legitimate president” because of the #RussianHackers Democratic conspiracy theory. Public records show he avoided paying property taxes on his DC townhouse at 219 3rd Street SE on Capitol Hill:
  • Aides: Trump Wrote Inauguration Speech Himself

    01/18/2017 5:24:43 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/18/17 10:14 EST | BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Aides: Trump wrote inauguration speech himself President-elect Donald Trump has written a draft of his inauguration speech himself, citing two senior Trump transition officials. The president-elect said last month that he planned to write the address himself when speaking with guests at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. The communications director for Trump's inaugural committee said last month Trump's speech will be about "dreaming big" and "looking forward." "I am expecting a great address, one that, again, talks to Americans about dreaming big," Boris Epshteyn said. "About making sure that we are a city on the hill one more...
  • Gwen Moore to Attend Inauguration as 'The Resistance' (D WI)

    01/18/2017 5:19:05 PM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    rollcall ^ | January 18, 2017
    Many Democrats are planning to skip Friday’s inaugural activities over their objections to President-elect Donald Trump, but not Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore.“As a proud Democrat, I want President-elect Trump to see me front and center as he’s sworn in,” Moore said in a statement Wednesday. “I want him to see exactly what his opposition looks like. When he sees me, I want him to see The Resistance.”Moore said she suspects Trump will use his inaugural address “to bypass Democrats and to push his extreme agenda with utter impunity” and that she refuses to be “a pawn” in that effort by...
  • Fox rejects Super Bowl ad featuring border wall

    01/18/2017 4:55:09 PM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    NYPost ^ | January 18, 2017
    Super Bowl LI is still 18 days away, but Madison Avenue’s TV ad controversy game is already underway. Fox, which will broadcast this year’s NFL Championship game, has asked for changes to a 90-second commercial from a building supply firm that features a border wall. The spot, from 84 Lumber, a first time Super Bowl advertiser, was deemed by Fox to be too controversial, a spokesman for ad agency Brunner told The Post.
  • Should presidents be required to pass a mental health exam? (Wacko poll)

    01/18/2017 4:51:15 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 24 replies
    OregonLive ^ | January 18, 2016 | "The Tylt "
    Should we require presidents to have their mental health verified? Jimmy Carter wanted a panel of physicians who would routinely evaluate the Commander-In-Chief's psychological health, and many say checking the mental capacity of the person who will control our nuclear arsenal is just common sense. Yet some of our greatest leaders struggled with mental health issues. Abraham Lincoln was famously depressive--would he have been disqualified? Do you think presidents need a psychological exam? PERSPECTIVES While the idea of evaluating the president's mental health isn't new, it's come up far more often in this election cycle. US Politics reports: The idea...
  • Watch the ‘Sycophantic’ White House Press Corps Shower Obama with Adulation in Final Presser

    01/18/2017 4:46:35 PM PST · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    gRabien News ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | gRabien News
    'SYCOPHANTIC' PRESS KISS THE RINGS THE RING President Obama began his final press conference on a surprising note. Despite “not liking all of the stories you’ve filed,” he told the gathered White House press corps, it’s you’re duty to ask “tough questions” and not be “sycophants.” Too bad reporters were apparently not paying attention. What followed was one softball after another, with rhetorical foot massages sandwiched between. “Thank you, Mr. President” each reporter began. “It’s been an honor,” said another, before literally making the "call me" expression while pointing at her cellphone. A reporter for The Blade, Chris Johnson, used...
  • Entrenched GOPe Show Their Cards –

    01/18/2017 4:37:33 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 14 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | Sundance
    Anyone who believes Democrats own exclusive opposition to Donald Trump are completely ignoring the deliberate construct of the 2015/2016 republican primary. There are just as many -if not more- natural enemies within the Republican apparatus as there are within the Democrat group. “America-First” is antithetical to the UniParty. Again, prior to Donald Trump there was one party in Washington DC, “The UniParty”. President Donald Trump represented a second party, an independent approach toward legislative and economic priority. He was not a third choice, he was the second option.
  • Ivanka Trump ‘Will Be Donald’s Closest Adviser’ (will assume some first lady responsibilites)

    01/18/2017 4:19:23 PM PST · by drewh · 70 replies
    US Weekly Magazine ^ | January 18, 2017 @ 8:10 | By Us Weekly Staff
    Ivanka Trump is going to be a huge deal in Washington. While a federal anti-nepotism law could prevent the 35-year-old from holding an official White House position after her father, Donald, assumes his role as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, “unofficially,” an Ivanka source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly, “she will be Donald’s closest adviser.” Over the course of her father’s successful campaign, the husky-voiced Seventeen cover model turned Trump Organization executive evolved into his most trusted consultant. “He looks to Ivanka for advice and consultation on almost everything,” notes a close...
  • Michigan Teacher Won’t Let Students Watch Trump’s Inauguration Speech

    01/18/2017 4:14:56 PM PST · by bigbob · 54 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 1-18-17 | Emily Zanotti
    Fourth-grade students in Williamston, Michigan, won’t be watching Donald Trump’s Inauguration speech during class time on Friday because their teacher feels Trump’s statements during the campaign compromise the historic event. According to radio host Steve Gruber, Brett Meteyer, who teaches the elementary school students, sent a letter to parents explaining that students would watch the 2005 and 2009 inaugurations instead, and will cut off viewing of Trump’s inauguration right before the President-elect speaks.
  • Germany’s democracy is in danger, says President

    01/18/2017 3:55:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies ^ | 18 January 2017 17:35 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    Outgoing President Joachim Gauck warned in a talk on Wednesday that his country’s democracy is at risk amid major international shifts, including Donald Trump becoming US President on Friday. Gauck gave a speech to about 200 guests at the presidential residence of Bellevue Palace, looking back at his five years of serving as Germany’s head of state. “Now, after five years, I am more strongly affected by the awareness that democratic and stable Germany is also in danger,” he said. […] Gauck specifically named the crisis in the European Union with the United Kingdom’s impending departure, as well as conflicts...
  • Russia..Accuses UK, Germany And France Of "Grossly Interfering" In The US Election

    01/18/2017 3:04:31 PM PST · by entropy12 · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Having listened stoically for the past two months to accusations without evidence that Moscow "hacked the US election", and that Hillary's loss was indirectly due to Putin's alleged meddling, which resulted in Obama's expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats, on Wednesday Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov finally snapped, and lashed out at the ongoing US election scapegoating fiasco, saying that leaders and top officials from the UK, Germany, and France have “grossly interfered” in US internal affairs, “campaigned” for Hillary Clinton, and openly “demonized” Donald Trump.
  • FBI, 5 other agencies probe possible covert Kremlin aid to Trump

    01/18/2017 2:45:29 PM PST · by Mariner · 102 replies
    McClatchy via Sacramento Bee ^ | January 18th, 2017 | By Peter Stone and Greg Gordon
    WASHINGTON The FBI and five other law enforcement and intelligence agencies have collaborated for months in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the November election, including whether money from the Kremlin covertly aided President-elect Donald Trump, two people familiar with the matter said. The agencies involved in the inquiry are the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Justice Department, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of the director of national intelligence, the sources said. Investigators are examining how money may have moved from the Kremlin to covertly help Trump win, the two sources said....
  • Rewinding the Tape: How Obama Failed to Deliver on His 13 Main Promises

    01/18/2017 2:29:39 PM PST · by tomselliott · 4 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 01/18/2017 | Grabien
    With mere hours remaining in his presidency, we can now return to the promises then-Senator Obama made as a candidate and see how he actually performed as president. In reviewing his speeches the 2007-2008 campaign season, we've identified 13 promises that became regular features in his stump speech. The record shows Obama failed to deliver on every one. Here’s the tale of the tape.
  • Joy Behar Freaks About Perfectly Normal Scenario (no 'checks and balances') As Threat to 'Democracy'

    01/18/2017 2:23:06 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 18, 2017 | 12:35 PM EST | By Kristine Marsh |
    On Wednesday’s The View, co-host Joy Behar had a meltdown about America’s “democracy” being under threat because there was no longer any “checks and balances” for Donald Trump as President since Republicans were in the majority in both houses of Congress. Behar called the situation “sad and upsetting,” apparently not realizing this type of scenario has happened dozens of times before. During a discussion on Chelsea Manning’s pardon and Wikileaks, Bila called for both parties to be consistent in their stance on Wikileaks and leaked documents. Seemingly out of the blue, Behar brought up how upset she was at Republicans...
  • 2 DAYS!!!!!! (JUST OVER 50 HOURS!)

    01/18/2017 1:30:29 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 171 replies
    1/18/2017 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is 2 days, 7 hours, 32 minutes, 55 seconds until the stuttering enemy-agent Muslim-excusing prancing pusillanimous embarrassing perpetually-aggrieved lawless defiling vote-faking unctuous careless warmongering hypocritical sniveling whining overreaching disreputable sulking treacherous squandering odious disgusting backstabbing election-corrupting robbery-inclined formulaic plundering indolent callous violence-agitating motherless-punk puerile intruding sickening wicked sullen wretched venal psychopathic grifting peculiar furious (and fast) gratuitously-opining lame-duck faithless charlatan spying-for-enemies shallow fake irrational mumbling imbecile dejected slothful acrimonious demanding trivial putz juvenile delinquent odiferous malicious reptilian detestable conniving Marxism-loving bastard peevish America-surrendering sly villainous undignified shameful touchy unwelcome exhausting abominable indecisive moronical stomach-turning depressed meddling corrupt predatory impoverishing...
  • Court Victory: Federal Judge Orders Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Other Top DHS...

    01/18/2017 2:04:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 18, 2017
    Full title: Court Victory: Federal Judge Orders Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Other Top DHS Officials, to Preserve Email Records Sought by Judicial Watch “Specifically, the Court will order the individuals to copy any emails from the relevant time period in any private email accounts that might contain responsive materials onto portable thumb drives, to be kept in the individuals’ personal possessions.” – U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Randolph D. Moss has ordered Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeh Johnson and three other top DHS officials to...
  • Obama Says He Would Speak Out If Trump Targets 'Dreamers'

    01/18/2017 2:00:16 PM PST · by drewh · 73 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | JAN. 18, 2017, 12:01 P.M. | David Lauter and Christi Parsons
    President Obama said he would regard any effort to round up and deport Dreamers as an attack on American "core values" that would cause him to speak out publicly. The so-called Dreamers, young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, "for all practical purposes are American kids," Obama said at what is expected to be the final news conference of his tenure. "The notion that we would just arbitrarily or because of politics punish those kids, when they didn't do something themselves ... would merit my speaking out," he said. Obama's administration has protected more than 700,000...
  • John Lewis’s Record in Congress Is Less Than Heroic

    01/18/2017 1:34:48 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | Jason L. Riley
    John Lewis’s Record in Congress Is Less Than Heroic The Democrat deserves an honored place in history. But Trump has a point about what he’s done lately. Jason L. Riley If Donald Trump had been referring to Rep. John Lewis’s civil-rights record when he wrote on Twitter Saturday that the congressman was “all talk” and “no action,” the president-elect might need a refresher course in U.S. history. One of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s closest allies, Mr. Lewis was on the front lines of the successful fight to end Jim Crow. But for anyone who bothers to check out the...
  • When Obama became family [Barf/ROTFLOL]

    01/18/2017 12:58:28 PM PST · by Charlemagne on the Fox · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/18/17 | Lolly Bowean
    Like Obama, I grew up in a single-parent home. I had the audacity to have big dreams and to hope. . . . As Obama' tenure comes to an end, I see with fresh eyes that the decision to adorn my wall with his image was loaded with meaning. In my modest apartment, I have framed pictures of my family members lining the mantel and leaning along the bookshelves. Only Obama has a sacred place on the wall.
  • Trump loyalist Roger Stone claims he was POISONED with polonium (Truncated)

    01/18/2017 12:45:36 PM PST · by pgkdan · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 01/18/2017 | Jennifer Smith
    Roger Stone has sensationally claimed he was poisoned by political enemies who wanted to kill him before he could 'debunk' their 'lie' that he knew Russians would hack the US election. The longtime Trump supporter claimed to have been told by doctors that a mysterious and debilitating virus he was suddenly struck with in December was in fact polonium poisoning. At the time, Stone had just been accused by the Obama administration of having prior knowledge Vladimir Putin was planning to meddle in the election. He says the poisoning was an attempt to stop him from testifying at a Congressional...
  • WATCH LIVE: President Obama Gives Final White House Press Conference

    01/18/2017 12:31:36 PM PST · by yoe · 81 replies
    The White House ^ | January 18, 1017 | POTUS
  • A roundup of illegal guns in Washington, D.C. proves telling

    01/18/2017 12:24:39 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 5 replies ^ | 1-18-17 | Jazz Shaw
    (Skip) Back in 2015 we had a similar discussion after Joe Scarborough did an interview where he pointed out that only a tiny fraction of guns used in crimes were purchased legally. (Skip) There have been some studies that peg the number at around three percent, which is the one Scarborough quoted. Others have put it as high as 11% but that seems to be an outlier. It’s a difficult problem to put an exact figure on, but the general consensus is that somewhere between three and eight percent of gun crimes are committed with legally purchased and owned firearms....
  • President-Elect Calls [NATO] Alliance 'Obsolete' In Interview With London Newspaper

    01/18/2017 12:16:34 PM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 16 January 2017 | Lydia O'Neal
    In an interview with the Times of London published Monday, President-elect Donald Trump called the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance “obsolete,” sparking alarm among other NATO members. The comments were especially worrisome to many in the West given the intense scrutiny of Trump’s ties to Russia —both substantiated and unsubstantiated. The Times interview marked yet another instance of Trump’s veering away from decades of nearly unconditional U.S. support for its allies in the pact—namely, Canada and most of Europe, including his current wife’s country of Slovenia, formerly part of the Soviet state Yugoslavia. On the campaign trail in July, Trump told...
  • Colleges Hiring ‘Working Class Officers’ to Stop Poor People From Feeling Oppressed

    01/18/2017 12:07:04 PM PST · by pabianice · 7 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 1/18/17 | Spence
    Students in Manchester, London and Oxford in the UK are pumping out a new breed of bureaucrat to address supposed social problems at institutions. Manchester – one of Europe’s top institutions – advertised for two officers, both of whom must consider themselves working class, and one of whom must be a “self-identifying woman”. A specification for the position has been posted online here. Their job will be to “facilitate dialogue” between their poor fellows and middle-class students, which presumably did not occur before. They will also organize events and campaigns, according to the Manchester Tab.
  • Protester sets himself on fire outside Trump hotel

    01/18/2017 11:45:05 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 18, 2017 | By Daniel Halper
    <p>A man set himself on fire outside Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, to protest what he described as the president-elect’s lack of “respect” for the US Constitution.</p> <p>The unidentified 45-year-old was rushed to the hospital around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was being treated for burns on 10 percent of his body, according to the Washington Post.</p>
  • Sweden refuses to provide statistics over crime by immigrants

    01/18/2017 11:52:50 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    Total blackout: The Swedish government says no, and refuses to submit statistics on immigrant crime. They are also reluctant to explain why. On Sunday, the issue of mapping the various groups represented in crime statistics was discussed in SVT's Agenda, on national TV. It is 11 years since the last time such statistics were put forward in Sweden. Would they consider doing it again? No, not a chance! And not only that, they would not even debate the issue. Not with the Sweden Democrats (SD) at least. The entire left - the governing parties plus the supporting party V -...
  • Trump Jobs Boom Continues Before Inauguration Day [WINNING]

    01/18/2017 11:51:43 AM PST · by · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jan 2017 | Warner Todd Huston
    The number of companies announcing investment — and in many cases a return to investment — in the U.S.A. with a corresponding rush to create jobs for Americans has continued to grow even before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. In the weeks after his election on November 8, a series of large corporations announced major initiatives to expand in the U.S. but, since then, the number has only grown. By the middle of December, several companies had announced new jobs and expansion plans for the U.S., including Carrier Air Conditioner Manufacturing (1,000 Jobs), SoftBank Telecommunications (50,000 Jobs), U.S. Steel (10,000...
  • Entrenched GOPe Show Their Cards – Construct “Border Adjustment Tax” To Oppose Trump ...

    01/18/2017 11:11:20 AM PST · by onyx · 24 replies
    Entrenched GOPe Show Their Cards – Construct “Border Adjustment Tax” To Oppose Trump’s America-First Agenda Anyone who believes Democrats own exclusive opposition to Donald Trump are completely ignoring the deliberate construct of the 2015/2016 republican primary. There are just as many -if not more- natural enemies within the Republican apparatus as there are within the Democrat group. “America-First” is antithetical to the UniParty.Again, prior to Donald Trump there was one party in Washington DC, “The UniParty”. President Donald Trump represented a second party, an independent approach toward legislative and economic priority. He was not a third choice, he was...
  • Professional Activists Are Behind ‘Chaos’ Plot Targeting Trump Inauguration  

    01/18/2017 11:32:02 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jan 2017 | Aaron Klein
    While the protest movement plotting to disrupt President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration is largely attempting to portray itself as grassroots, in actuality professional left-wing activists are leading the charge. A main protest coalition group calls itself DisruptJ20. The organization’s website does not say much about who is behind the group. DisruptJ20 “rejects all forms of domination and oppression, particularly those based on racism, poverty, gender and sexuality, organizes by consensus, and embraces a diversity of tactics,” the site reads.
  • Trump: I Don't Like Tweeting ... But It's My Only Way Around a Dishonest Media

    01/18/2017 11:09:51 AM PST · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    Fox news ^ | January 18, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump declared in an interview released late Tuesday that he dislikes tweeting and uses Twitter as a defense against media. “Look, I don’t like tweeting,” Trump insisted during a Fox News interview scheduled to air Wednesday. "I have other things I could be doing.” “But I get very dishonest media, very dishonest press. And it’s my only way that I can counteract. When people make misstatements about me, I’m able to say it and call it out.”
  • Democrats: Left in the Lurch... [Trump and Republican Party Sweep 2016]

    01/18/2017 10:58:01 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 18, 2017
    When President-elect Donald Trump replaces Barack Obama on January 20, the Democratic Party will find itself more removed from power than at almost any point since the party’s creation. Scorned by the same voters who once embraced the New Deal, built the Great Society, and put their hope in the nation’s first black president, Democrats are now locked out of power in Washington and out of two-thirds of state legislative chambers across the country. Simply put, Democrats’ once vaunted coalition of the ascendant — younger, multiethnic, educated, and urban — failed them in 2016, and in 2014 and 2010 before...
  • Liberals Aren't Liking This Newly-Discovered Photo Of The 1924 Democratic Convention…

    01/18/2017 10:55:48 AM PST · by Garvin · 44 replies
    NEWSVINE ^ | Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:36 AM | Norman-D
    The below picture was taken during the 1924 Democratic Convention. It was also known as “Klanbake.” In Madison Square Garden, New York City, from June 24 to July 9, a dispute during came up revolving around an attempt by non-Klan delegates, led by Forney Johnston of Alabama, to condemn the organization for its violence in the Democratic Party’s platform. But Klan delegates defeated the platform plank in a series of floor debates. To celebrate, tens of thousands of hooded Klansmen rallied in a field in New Jersey, across the river from New York City. This event, known subsequently as the...
  • BREAKING NEWS: John Kerry to Skip Trump Inauguration

    01/18/2017 10:48:37 AM PST · by seanmerc · 115 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 18 Jan 17 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Secretary of State John Kerry won't be attending President-elect Trump's inauguration on Friday, according to the State Department. "The secretary will not attend the inauguration," a State Department official told the Washington Examiner. The official had no comment on why Kerry wouldn't attend.
  • Trump and the GOP Are Hell-Bent on Making America Sick Again (Projectile Vomit Alert)

    01/18/2017 10:41:27 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 1-19-2017 | David S. Cohen
    Earlier this month, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tried to turn Donald Trump's signature line – "Make America Great Again" – against him by saying that Trump was trying to "make America sick again." Though Schumer was talking specifically about the Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare, this slogan is becoming increasingly appropriate for the entirety of the GOP platform.
  • Amid packing boxes and tears, staffers leaving White House

    01/18/2017 5:23:53 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 87 replies
    AP ^ | 1/18/2017 | Josh Lederman
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — They line up near the Oval Office, down the hallway toward the Cabinet Room, trailed by their spouses and young kids in their finest clothes. When it's their turn, the White House staffers enter for a few private moments with President Barack Obama, a photo and a farewell hug from the boss.</p>
  • Gambian President Jammeh declares state of emergency(Illegitimate president?)

    01/18/2017 10:23:31 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 1/17/2017 | Felix Onuah in Abuja, Emma Farge in Diouloulou and Edward McAllister in Dakar
    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after refusing to hand power to opposition leader Adama Barrow, who won an election last month. State television said the emergency would prevent a power vacuum while the supreme court rules on Jammeh's petition challenging the election result. That suggests Jammeh will stay in power beyond Thursday, when Barrow was due to have been sworn in as president.
  • Trump's First Week

    01/18/2017 10:15:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 18, 2017 | John Stossel
    Donald Trump will be busy Friday. He and Mike Pence have promised, Mother Jones magazine points out, that on Trump's first day in office he will repeal Obamacare, end the "war on coal," expel illegal immigrants, begin construction of a "beautiful Southern border wall," fix the Department of Veterans Affairs, come up with a plan to stop ISIS, get rid of "gun-free zones," "start taking care of our ... military," withdraw from the TPP trade agreement, cut regulations and designate China a currency manipulator. OK, much of that was probably just campaign talk. I'm grateful for that. I hope...
  • The Nation of Islam Factor

    01/18/2017 9:58:51 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Frontpage ^ | January 18, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    In his January 10 farewell speech, President Obama cited “violent fanatics who claim to speak for Islam.” That was the only mention of Islam in the speech, and the outgoing president kept his record intact. For the past eight years, the most powerful man in the world has refused to connect Islam with any act of terrorism against the West in general or the United States in particular. The terrorists themselves do everything but take out an ad on the Super Bowl to trumpet Islam as their motive, but that has no effect on the president. In early 2015 the...
  • Great Once Again

    01/18/2017 9:41:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 18, 2017 | Governor Matt Bevin
    This week our nation will experience a wonderful American political tradition, as we witness the peaceful transfer of executive power. The new President will assume office riding a wave of voter enthusiasm not seen since Reagan. For an accurate barometer of that enthusiasm, one should look beyond even the popular vote totals and the Electoral College. The Republican Party now holds 33 Governor’s offices, 32 State Legislatures, and has control of both legislative branches and the Governorship in 24 states. This week’s inauguration is the epitome of America’s rejection of the liberal brand of false hope and negative change....
  • For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year record (More LibLies)

    01/18/2017 9:33:02 AM PST · by pabianice · 21 replies
    Boston Globe Fishwrap ^ | 1/18/17 | Gillis and Schwartz
    Marking another milestone for a changing planet, scientists reported on Wednesday that the Earth reached its highest temperature on record in 2016 — trouncing a record set only a year earlier, which beat one set in 2014. It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that temperatures have blown past the previous record three years in a row. The findings come two days before the inauguration of a U.S. president who has called global warming a Chinese plot and vowed to roll back his predecessor’s efforts to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases.
  • Sponsors of Anarchy

    01/18/2017 9:25:23 AM PST · by detective · 5 replies
    Frontpage ^ | January 18, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    Hoodlums will be out in full force this Inauguration Day weekend. Count on it. I've covered the left's criminal anarchist element for more than 20 years — from the animal rights terrorists who have harassed, threatened and firebombed scientific researches across the U.S. and Europe to the anti-capitalist thugs who wreaked havoc on downtown business owners at the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle and the 2010 G-20 summit in Toronto to the ANSWER Coalition and Code Pink's not-so-peaceful peaceniks who disrupted congressional hearings and menaced veterans memorials and military recruiting stations throughout the George W. Bush years to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Lady Gaga Asked Not to Talk About Politics, Donald Trump During Super Bowl Halftime Show

    01/18/2017 9:20:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    ET ^ | January 18,2017 | Sophie Schillaci
    When Lady Gaga hits the Super Bowl stage, at least one subject will be off limits: Politics. A source close to the halftime show tells ET, "Lady Gaga was told by the NFL that she cannot say anything or bring anything up about the election, or mention Donald Trump." A rep for the NFL calls this "nonsense from people trying to stir up controversy where there is none." "The Super Bowl is a time when people really come together," the NFL's statement continues. "Lady Gaga is focused on putting together an amazing show for fans and we love working with...
  • And Now The Left’s War On Normal Americans Truly Begins

    01/18/2017 9:18:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | January 18, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    President-elect Donald Trump replaces President Faily McWorsethancarter Friday, but we’re not going to be able to Netflix and chill in the fight for freedom. The left and its establishment allies are desperate to regain the power they see slipping away, and we need to understand that the only way to stop them is to beat them to a pulp and leave them whimpering in the fetal position, crying out for their genderfluid mommies.The left’s strategy is simple – deny normal Americans normalcy. After all, that’s what we really want, a return to normal. We haven’t experienced real normal since...
  • Democrats: Left in the Lurch

    01/18/2017 9:17:30 AM PST · by Magnatron · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 18 Jan 2017 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    When President-elect Donald Trump replaces Barack Obama on January 20, the Democratic Party will find itself more removed from power than at almost any point since the party’s creation. Scorned by the same voters who once embraced the New Deal, built the Great Society, and put their hope in the nation’s first black president, Democrats are now locked out of power in Washington and out of two-thirds of state legislative chambers across the country...
  • Bikers For Trump vs. Anarchists - Stage Is Set For Confrontation At Inauguration

    01/18/2017 9:15:47 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 63 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 1/17/17 | PNW
    The stage is set for a potentially very ugly confrontation between radical leftist protesters on one side and law enforcement authorities and Trump supporters on the other side. It is being estimated that hundreds of thousands of supporters will be arriving in D.C. to celebrate the inauguration of Donald Trump, but it is also being estimated that hundreds of thousands of people will be coming to D.C. to specifically protest the inauguration of Trump. These protesters plan to set up blockades, disrupt inaugural balls and generally cause as much chaos as they possibly can. In fact, a spokesperson for #DisruptJ20...