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  • Trump Taps Christie To Lead Fight Against America’s Newest Epidemic

    03/28/2017 1:15:19 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 28,2017 | Steve Birr
    President Donald Trump is tapping GOP New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the administration’s efforts to combat rampant opioid addiction and heroin abuse nationwide. Christie’s position is reportedly part of the White House Office of American Innovation, a new initiative led by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner that is being described as a “SWAT team” of business leaders that will tackle a range of government failings. An anonymous White House spokesman said Monday the announcement is expected this week, after The Washington Post broke the development Sunday evening, reports The Associated Press.
  • Trump signs order rolling back climate rules (Winning!)

    03/28/2017 1:00:09 PM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/28/17 | Daly
    President Donald Trump, accompanied by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, third from left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, while Trump held up the signed Energy Independence Executive Order on Tuesday at EPA headquarters in Washington. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back many of former President Barack Obama’s efforts to curb global warming. The order is aimed at helping spur American energy jobs. The president signed the order at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency. Trump says this is ‘‘the start of a new era’’ in energy production. The order...
  • Schumer headed for epic clash with McConnell

    03/28/2017 12:37:57 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | March 28, 2017 | Burgess Everett
    At their first sit-down as party leaders in December, Chuck Schumer pledged to tell Mitch McConnell exactly what’s on his mind going forward — no subterfuge or backbiting. "You and Harry didn't get along,” Schumer recalled saying, referring to his predecessor, Harry Reid. “Each of you thought the other was a liar. But I've learned in life if people think people are liars, sometimes they misconceive things when they don’t know the whole story.” Schumer went on: “Mitch, I’m from Brooklyn. I will tell you what I think. Sometimes you’ll like it, sometimes you won’t. But I’m not going to...
  • The Feds Are Being Investigated

    03/28/2017 12:24:47 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 21 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 28, 2017 | Gregg Robb
    In a move that Democrats in the committee fought very hard to resist, a house panel has approved a legislation that will allow a government watchdog audit the federal reserve's spending. Democrats in the committee were firmly against the bill.
  • Mo Dowd: "Donald, This I Will Tell You" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE]

    03/28/2017 12:04:57 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 45 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Mar 17 | Maureen "Time has passed me by" Dowd
    Dear Donald, We’ve known each other a long time, so I think I can be blunt. You know how you said at campaign rallies that you did not like being identified as a politician? Don’t worry. No one will ever mistake you for a politician. After this past week, they won’t even mistake you for a top-notch negotiator. I was born here. The first image in my memory bank is the Capitol, all lit up at night. And my primary observation about Washington is this: Unless you’re careful, you end up turning into what you started out scorning. And you,...
  • Hannity Responds to 'Hypocrite' Ted Koppel

    03/28/2017 12:03:25 PM PDT · by Boomer · 17 replies
    FN Insider ^ | 3.27.17 | Hannity
    Full title: Hannity Responds to 'Hypocrite' Ted Koppel, Who Called Him 'Bad For America'. Sean Hannity responded to CBS News veteran journalist Ted Koppel who called the "Hannity" host "bad for America" in a Sunday news piece. Asked by Koppel about the media's role in political divisions, Hannity said the American people are smart enough to distinguish between hard news and opinion programs.
  • FLASHBACK: Coverage Of Prostitution/Child Sex Abuse In Clinton State Dept.

    03/28/2017 11:44:17 AM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 5 replies
    Telegraph ^ | June 12, 2013 | Telegraph
    Among the allegations are claims that Howard Gutman, the US ambassador to Belgium, solicited sex from prostitutes and children in a public park. The claims of a cover-up were rejected by senior State Department officials, however they raise the prospect of further tainting the record of Hillary Clinton at the State Department, which is already under scrutiny for her handling of the Benghazi consulate attacks in September last year. A memo from the Department's inspector general, which has been seen by The Daily Telegraph, said an investigator found evidence Mr Gutman "routinely ditched his protective security detail in order to...
  • McCain: Nunes has 'a lot of explaining to do'

    03/28/2017 11:42:16 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 28 2017 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) needs to explain his visit to White House grounds one day before briefing President Trump on surveillance affecting his transition team. "I think there needs to be a lot of explaining to do,” McCain told “CBS This Morning.” “I’ve been around for quite a while and I’ve never heard of such thing.”
  • How Much Money Do Sanctuary Cities Stand to Lose for Harboring Illegals?

    03/28/2017 11:33:15 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 32 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-28-2017 | Tim Brown
    On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a warning to sanctuary cities that are harboring illegal aliens.  He said that the central government would withhold funding from the cities if they failed to comply with immigration agencies in the enforcement of immigration law.  So, just how much money do sanctuary cities stand to lose by failing to comply with the law?  It's a lot, nearly $27 billion! Keep in mind that President Donald Trump issued an executive order on January 25, 2017 to deny federal funds to sanctuary cities who would not comply with immigration law.  We have a pretty...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Tony Podesta Made $500K Lobbying For Chinese Firm Convicted Of Illegal Sales To Iran

    03/28/2017 11:29:52 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/27/2017 | Richard Pollock
    Democratic super-lobbyist Tony Podesta grossed more than $500,000 to represent a Chinese company criminally convicted in March of sending illegal shipments of telecom equipment to Iran, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. The seriousness of the illegal sales to Iran were so extreme and continued for so long — from 2010 to last year — the Department of Justice (DOJ) imposed a record $1.19 billion fine on the ZTE Telecommunications company, making it the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. sanctions case. {..snip..}
  • President Ronald Reagan Radio Address to the Nation on Prayer in Schools

    03/28/2017 11:22:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 7 replies
    http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=39565 ^ | February 25, 1984 | President Ronald Reagan
    My fellow Americans: From the early days of the colonies, prayer in school was practiced and revered as an important tradition. Indeed, for nearly 200 years of our nation's history, it was considered a natural expression of our religious freedom. But in 1962 the Supreme Court handed down a controversial decision prohibiting prayer in public schools. Sometimes I can't help but feel the first amendment is being turned on its head. Because ask yourselves: Can it really be true that the first amendment can permit Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen to march on public property, advocate the extermination of people...
  • Report: Freedom Caucus 'Secret Pact' Impeded GOP Efforts To Overturn Obamacare

    03/28/2017 11:01:55 AM PDT · by drewh · 14 replies
    AOL News ^ | Mar 28th 2017 GMT
    The House Freedom Caucus, composed mostly of more right-wing members of the Republican party, had reportedly made a pact to band together in the recent fight over health care. Based on interviews with numerous insiders, Politico described the pact as requiring that "No member would commit his vote before consulting with the entire group — not even if [President] Trump himself called to ask for an on-the-spot commitment." The site goes on to reveal that the plan, conceived by Ohio Representative Jim Jordan and agreed to by 28 of around 36 Freedom Caucus lawmakers, was put in place "to bind...
  • Devin Nunes must Stay Strong

    03/28/2017 10:13:58 AM PDT · by Siram · 18 replies
    house.gov ^ | 3-28-2017 | Bev
    Please call Devin Nunes' office and tell him to stand strong. Also I'm sure he would appreciate your prayers. 559-733-3865
  • Trump’s job approval sinks again, but wait, there’s more

    03/28/2017 9:47:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 28,2017 | Andrew Malcolm
    Now comes our esteemed journalism colleague Salena Zito with the astute contemporary observation that there are approval polls and then there are approval polls. Writing about presidential polls in the N.Y. Post, she notes, “Geography is everything.” Live in an urban, minority or college setting, and Donald J. Trump is underwater in the polls in a big way; he gets a frosty 29 percent approval rating in the cities, 35 percent approval in the urban suburbs, in the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal survey. But, live in the second ring of suburbs outside the cities, or the exurbs or the third...
  • New Clinton Email Lawsuit Seeks Damage Assessment for Criminal Handling of Classified Emails

    03/28/2017 9:11:24 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 9 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-28-2017 | Tim Brown
    As Obamagate continues to take center stage, many Americans' attention spans have grown weary with scandal after scandal from the Obama administration.  One of those scandals, which was an admitted violation of federal law by FBI Director James Comey, involves the illegal private email server of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  That also led to the discovery of hundreds of classified emails and documents being sent and received via that server, which was against the law.  Now a new lawsuit has been filed to hold Hillary Clinton accountable for her crimes against the people of the united States in this...
  • Alabama Congressman Files One-Sentence Bill to Repeal Obamacare

    03/28/2017 9:01:06 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 27, 2017 | Carter
    Short, sweet and to the point . . . ..................................................................... (Original Signature of Member) 115 TH CONGRESS 1 ST H. R. ll To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mr. B ROOKS of Alabama introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on A BILL To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- tives of the United States of America...
  • Dick Cheney: Russian Election Interference Possibly ‘Act of War’

    03/28/2017 8:45:39 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 133 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/28/2017 | Petra cahill
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney says Russia's alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election could be interpreted by some as an "act of war." "There was a very serious effort made by Mr. Putin and his government, his organization, to interfere in major ways with our basic, fundamental democratic processes," Cheney said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin. "In some quarters that would be considered an act of war." Cheney's statement comes at a time when both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees are investigating alleged Russian meddlin in the election that brought President Donald Trump to...
  • Vox Hypes Big Money in Congressional Race

    03/28/2017 7:47:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 27, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Do you remember the time not so very long ago when, according to Democrats and liberals, big money in politics was the most evil thing about our political system? Well that was then. Starting most noticeably during the presidential campaign last Fall when Hillary Clinton outspent the Donald Trump campaign by about two-to-one, Democrats and liberals have developed newfound respect for big money in politics to the extent they now actually brag about it. The latest example is Vox hyping big campaign spending in a March 27 article by Jeff Stein whose very title positively exults that Georgia Dems normally raise...
  • Trump administration sought to block Sally Yates from testifying to Congress on Russia

    03/28/2017 7:44:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/28/2017 | By Devlin Barrett and Adam Entous
    The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, The Washington Post has learned, a position that is likely to further anger Democrats who have accused Republicans of trying to damage the inquiry. According to letters The Post reviewed, the Justice Department notified Yates earlier this month that the administration considers a great deal of her possible testimony to be barred from discussion in a congressional hearing because the topics are covered by the presidential communication privilege. Yates and...
  • Sen. Coryn (R-TX) ObamaCare Repeal via Reconciliation Dead

    03/28/2017 7:16:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 27, 2017 | Erica Werner‏
    Cornyn says flatly that health care will not be attempted again via reconciliation. "It's clear it needs to be done on a bipartisan basis."
  • Schumer Causes Scene At NYC Restaurant, Yells Donald Trump is ‘A Liar’

    03/28/2017 6:58:23 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 60 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 28, 2017 | Madeleine Weast
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) reportedly caused a scene at a New York City restaurant on Sunday, where he was seen yelling at a wealthy and well-connected supporter of President Donald Trump, calling Trump "a liar." Schumer was dining at Upper East Side restaurant Sette Mezzo Sunday night with friends, according to Page Six. During the dinner, Schumer encountered former secretary of health, education, and welfare under President Jimmy Carter and domestic policy adviser to President Lyndon B. Johnson, Joseph A. Califano Jr. Califano was dining with his wife Hilary, the daughter of the founder and current chairman of CBS....
  • Gowdy Goes After Schumer for Attacking Nunes

    03/28/2017 6:53:50 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 28, 2017 | Jack Heretik
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) blasted Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Monday for Schumer's criticisms of the House Intelligence Committee chairman. Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), has been criticized for a trip to the White House he made to go through classified material related to possible surveillance over President Donald Trump during his transition. After Schumer asked Nunes to be removed from his position as chairman, Gowdy went after Schumer, Fox News reports. "I just love it when Senator Schumer gives Republicans advice on what we ought to do," Gowdy said on Monday. "Devin is...
  • Wounded Ryan faces new battle

    03/28/2017 6:32:33 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/28/2017 | Scott Wong
    A wounded Paul Ryan is facing another potential crisis over the next month. The Speaker, who saw his years-long effort to repeal ­ObamaCare collapse last week after a rebellion on the right, must come up with a plan to fund the federal government and avert a shutdown. The Wisconsin Republican will face many of the same tricky intraparty dynamics as he tries to keep the government running. Funding expires in about a month, on April 28, but the House is taking a two-week recess in mid-April, leaving negotiators just a few legislative work weeks to reach a deal. The stakes...
  • Norquist: Health care reform must come before tax reform

    03/28/2017 6:26:15 AM PDT · by Religion and Politics · 38 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 27, 2017 | Nicole Sinclair
    On Friday, President Donald Trump told reporters that he is moving on after the Republican health care bill was pulled from a floor vote in the House of Representatives. As market and political analysts work to understand what the bill’s failure means for the future of tax reform, one outspoken advocate for tax cuts expressed concern. Grover Norquist, president and founder of Americans for Tax Reform, a politically conservative organization that opposes all tax increases, said health care reform is an essential first step to achieving significant tax reform. “It has to go first in order to have a significant...
  • BOOM! Trump Just Drained The SWAMP, Signs 4 New BILL

    03/28/2017 5:59:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 03/27/17 | Donald J Trump
    Drain the swamp agenda continues, President signs 4 new bill to drain the swamp. Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.  Please share this video below so other people can WAKE UP TO REAL NEWS!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJoODsbYQi8  
  • CNN’s Cuomo: Obama EPA Regs Key to Keep US “from looking like Shanghai”

    03/28/2017 5:51:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hot stock tip: invest in companies producing anti-smog surgical masks. That is, if you buy into Chris Cuomo’s environmental alarmism. On CNN this morning, the panel discussed the Trump admin’s announcement yesterday that it plans to roll back some of the Obama-era EPA regs viewed as overly restrictive on the coal industry. Cuomo claimed that the Obama regs are “seen as key to keeping the United States from looking like Shanghai in terms of blowing all kinds of black smoke into the air.” View the video here.
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show March 28 2017.

    03/28/2017 5:35:59 AM PDT · by GregB · 1 replies
    Catch Rose on Pittsburgh's 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!
  • Democrats Burned by Polling 'Blind Spot' in 2016 Election Cycle (more sore loserwomen excuses)

    03/28/2017 5:25:31 AM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/28/17 gmt | By STEVEN SHEPARD
    As they investigate the forces behind the party’s stunning losses in November, Democrats are coming to a troubling conclusion. The party didn’t just lose among rural white voters on Election Day, it may have failed to capture them in its pre-election polling as well. Many pollsters and strategists believe that rural white voters, particularly those without college degrees, eluded the party’s polling altogether — and their absence from poll results may have been both a cause and a symptom of Donald Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton in several states. Determining what exactly happened is one of the most pressing...
  • Judge Gorsuch's Path to 60 Votes 'Closing Fast'

    03/28/2017 5:19:25 AM PDT · by drewh · 62 replies
    Political Wire ^ | 3/28/17 gmt | Teagan Goddard
    Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s path to 60 votes is rapidly closing — setting the stage for a nuclear showdown in the Senate as soon as next week. Senior Democratic sources are now increasingly confident that Gorsuch can’t clear a filibuster, saying his ceiling is likely mid- to upper-50s on the key procedural vote. That would mark the first successful filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee since Abe Fortas for chief justice in the 1960s. In the latest ominous sign for the federal judge from Colorado, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said Monday he’ll oppose Gorsuch on the cloture vote, which...
  • Lt. McInerney: ‘Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Are Both in Violation of Espionage Act

    03/28/2017 5:06:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    GP ^ | 03/27/17 | Cristina Laila
      Lt. General Thomas McInerney appeared on Fox News to discuss Obamagate and the attacks on Devin Nunes who recently came out confirming that Trump was surveilled between Election Day and Inauguration Day.   Lt. McInerney said that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are both in violation of the Espionage Act. It’s time for a special prosecutor to go after these two and others involved in their criminal activity.   "McInerney: “Fingerprints that are now gonna start coming out that will show that the Obama administration was heavily listening to what was going on in the Trump campaign.   They...
  • Trump to Rescind Obama Climate Orders with EO on Energy Independence

    03/28/2017 4:54:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/27/17 | MICHELLE MOONS
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump will roll out a new executive order on Tuesday that eliminates several Obama-era climate change orders in favor of policies centered on energy independence. A senior administration official said that the coming EO will review some and take other Obama executive orders “off the books immediately to the extent we can,” while also looking forward to providing a “beginning framework for a strategy on energy.” Under the new order, each executive department and agency in the U.S. government will be responsible for identifying impediments to energy production. Energy policy under the order will stay...
  • Ford Motor Co. Announces Investment in 3 Michigan Plants

    03/28/2017 4:44:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 03/27/17 | Ian Thibodeau and Melissa BurdenWARNER TODD HUSTON
    Ford Motor Co. is set to announce new investments in three plants in Michigan, reports reveal. The carmaker will reportedly invest a “significant amount” in assembly plants in Wayne, Flat Rock, and its Romeo Engine Plant, according to The Detroit News. The latest news of the carmaker’s U.S. expansion comes only two months after the company announced it was investing up to $700 million in its Michigan facilities. In February, Ford CEO Mark Fields said his company’s decision to create jobs in America rather than in Mexico is a “vote of confidence” in Trump’s incoming administration and the pro-business environment...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - March 28, 2017

    03/28/2017 3:09:38 AM PDT · by sneakers · 4 replies
    The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up , or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa., and on FM. 98.7 WAVL (and AM 910).
  • Trump Jobs Boom Con'ts: Ford Motor Announces Investment in 3 Michigan Plants [Thankyou Pres Trump]

    03/27/2017 11:52:26 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2017 | Warner Todd Huston
    Ford Motor Co. is set to announce new investments in three plants in Michigan, reports reveal. The carmaker will reportedly invest a "significant amount" in assembly plants in Wayne, Flat Rock, and its Romeo Engine Plant, according to The Detroit News. The latest news of the carmaker's U.S. expansion comes only two months after the company announced it was investing up to $700 million in its Michigan facilities. In February, Ford CEO Mark Fields said his company's decision to create jobs in America rather than in Mexico is a "vote of confidence" in Trump's incoming administration and the pro-business environment...
  • Schumer goes off on Trump supporter at NYC restaurant, witness says

    03/27/2017 10:21:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Schumer goes off on Trump supporter at NYC restaurant, witness says Published March 27, 2017 New York Post Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., caused a scene at a Manhattan restaurant when he began yelling at a wealthy and well-connected Donald Trump supporter that the POTUS is “a liar.” Schumer, the top Senate Democrat, lost his cool on Sunday night at Upper East Side restaurant Sette Mezzo, according to witnesses. He was dining with friends when he encountered Joseph A. Califano Jr. — the former U.S. secretary of health, education and welfare under President Jimmy Carter and domestic policy adviser to President...
  • Trump to sign executive order unraveling Obama's climate record

    03/27/2017 9:51:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 27, 2017 | Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis
    President Donald Trump will take the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor's environmental record Tuesday, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions. The sweeping executive order also seeks to lift a moratorium on federal coal leasing and remove the requirement that federal officials consider the impact of climate change when making decisions.
  • Trump has Already Effectively Repealed Obamacare (Dick Morris)

    03/27/2017 8:26:37 PM PDT · by LS · 154 replies
    Facebook ^ | Dick Morris
    Dick Morris says what I have said for a couple of weeks. Obamacare really has been killed, and no one noticed. Trump told the IRS not to enforce the "individual mandate." That is the essential coercive element. No mandate, no O-care. Morris said he did this last week---in fact, I heard more than four weeks ago that the IRS was NOT enforcing this and just assumed it came from Trump. Second, the requirement that you buy from an "approved" insurance company---Trump waived that as well by telling HHS to approve any policy as "qualifying." Yes, some of the subsidies and...
  • Rioting in Paris

    03/27/2017 7:15:37 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 65 replies
    BREAKING NEWS; Violence is escalating very much, several cars on fire, multiple injuries in
  • Maxine Waters on Wanting Trump Impeached: 'I'm Out to Get Him'

    03/27/2017 7:08:01 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 100 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 27, 2017 | Madeleine Weast
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) said in an interview with Elle magazine published Monday that she "is out to get" President Donald Trump and wants to ensure that he will be impeached. [Snip] Waters said she was so outspoken about her dislike for Trump because she "could not live with the way he treated other people." "I'm out to get him," she said. "And when he talked about grabbing women? Okay? I'm out to get him. I'm gonna see him out of office. And I think it's going to happen. Get ready for impeachment."
  • Trump's Approval Rating Drops to New Low of 36%

    03/27/2017 6:56:55 PM PDT · by boycott · 51 replies
    www.gallup.com ^ | March 27, 2017 | Frank Newport
    President Donald Trump's job approval rating fell to 36% for the three-day period of March 24-26, following Republican House leaders' failed effort to pass a new healthcare bill that would have replaced the Affordable Care Act. Trump's three-day reading prior to Friday's events was 41%. His previous low point was 37%, recorded March 16-18. His highest reading was 46% in the week following his Jan. 20 inauguration, and he has averaged 42% for his term to date. Trump's current 36% is two percentage points below Barack Obama's low point of 38%, recorded in 2011 and 2014. Trump has also edged...
  • MAGA Questions Requiring Immediate Answers

    03/27/2017 6:56:31 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 9 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | March 27, 2017 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    By Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo Last week, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives failed to pass the one thing they have consistently preached since 2010: a repeal of Obamacare. It was the latest (and most severe) setback since President Trump took office just two months ago. The fallout of this failure is a fiasco for Republicans and, in particular, President Trump. Before another Republican failure finds itself on the doorsteps of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, below are some questions for your, and the administration’s, serious consideration. To the following questions we offer no answers. It is the job of those in...
  • 23 people ask the Justice Department to launch a criminal inquiry into its chief, Jeff Sessions

    03/27/2017 6:54:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2017 | Kristine Phillips
    Nearly two dozen people from five states are accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his communications with the Russian government and subsequently trying to cover up that lie, according to a complaint sent to the Department of Justice. The complaint, which names 23 residents, states that Sessions gave false and misleading testimony during his confirmation hearing in January when he told the Senate committee that he "did not have communications with the Russians." It further accuses the attorney general of covering up the alleged perjury by directing a spokeswoman to make a public...
  • Democrat Jon Ossoff Is Gaining Ground in Georgia Special Election to Replace Tom Price

    03/27/2017 5:52:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 47 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 24, 2017 | Ed Kilgore
    The collapse of Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare was bad news for Donald Trump’s HHS secretary, Tom Price, who will have to deal with bitter recriminations between his old friends in the House and his new boss in the White House. But you know what would make Price feel a whole lot worse? Being replaced in the House by a Democrat. For the first time, Democratic hopes of picking off this seat, once occupied by Senator Johnny Isakson, and before that by Newt Gingrich, are beginning to look like something more than wishful thinking. With the first round...
  • Flip-Flop: Senate Democrat Who Opposed Alito Filibuster Now Backs Blocking Gorsuch

    03/27/2017 5:01:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) opposed a filibuster of Justice Samuel Alito in 2006, but now—thanks to liberal pressure—supports blocking the equally qualified Judge Neil Gorsuch because the balance of the Court is purportedly in trouble, or something (via Tampa Bay Times):"You've got lots of court of appeals judges; you only have nine Supreme Court justices," Nelson said. "In this divided court, one justice can completely change the outcome." Republicans also note that Nelson opposed a filibuster of Samuel Alito's Supreme Court nomination in 2006, calling for an up-or-down vote (he was ultimately against Alito) but today stands with Democrats in...
  • Rep. Mo Brooks files bill to repeal Obamacare

    simple two-page document, an Alabama congressman has filed a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare. Or, as it is stated in the bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, introduced the bill Friday. "This Act may be cited as the 'Obamacare Repeal Act,'" the bill states. And the bill uses just one sentence to do it. "Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act...
  • AG Sessions: Sanctuary Cities May Lose Federal Dollars

    03/27/2017 4:54:49 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 28 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-27-2017 | Tim Brown
    On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned states and localities that claim to be sanctuary cities and refuse to comply with federal immigration laws that they risk being deemed ineligible to receive money from the central government. “Today, I'm urging states and local jurisdictions to comply with these federal laws, including 8 U.S.C. Section 1373. Moreover, the Department of Justice will require that jurisdictions seeking or applying for Department of Justice grants to certify compliance with 1373 as a condition of receiving those awards,” Sessions said. He added that the policy “is entirely consistent with the Department of Justice's Office...
  • McCaughey on Health Care: Ryan 'Looks Like a Boy Scout But Wasn't Prepared'

    03/27/2017 4:43:37 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-27-17 | Cavuto
    Former Lieutenant Gov. Betsy McCaughey (R-New York) said Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) misled Congress and President Trump as he crafted the failed ObamaCare replacement bill. "He looks like a boy scout but he wasn't prepared," McCaughey, author of "Beating ObamaCare" said, in reference to the Boy Scout motto of 'Be Prepared'.
  • How Trump's presidency is succeeding

    03/27/2017 4:21:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 27, 2017 | James Hohmann, The Washington Post
    Reading some of the news coverage this weekend, one might get the impression that Donald Trump's failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act is akin to Woodrow Wilson not getting the League of Nations ratified. In other words, a fatal blow to his presidency. That's hooey. Health care is a siren song that has seduced many presidents since Harry Truman called for a national insurance program in 1945. Bill Clinton, for instance, spent far more political capital on the issue than Trump during his first year as president. His party also controlled both chambers of Congress, and he too failed...
  • DELINGPOLE: Scott Pruitt Is Failing to Drain the Swamp at the EPA

    03/27/2017 4:17:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 27 Mar 2017 | James Delingpole
    President Trump’s attempts to drain the swamp are being undermined by one of his key administrators. President Trump’s attempts to drain the swamp are being undermined by one of his key administrators. Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is more interested in building his political career than he is taking on the Green Blob, insiders report. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Pruitt is also said to be behind attempts to remove at least one of the key phrases from the president’s long-awaited Executive Order on the environment.It concerns a proposal to repeal the EPA’s Endangerment Finding on CO2 (the disastrous, unscientific, job-killing ruling...
  • Only 4 from GOP on ballot for US House in Massachusetts in 2016 Elections

    03/27/2017 4:11:21 PM PDT · by Change4Mass · 13 replies
    AP ^ | November 7, 2016 | Bob Salsberg
    The fight for control of Congress may be raging nationwide, but Massachusetts has been a calm outpost this election year. Neither of the state's two Democratic U.S. senators, Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey, is up for re-election and the state's all-Democratic House delegation seems unlikely to change. Republicans are on the ballot in only four districts.