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  • Paul Ryan Under Fire as Health Care Is Delayed Again

    04/28/2017 9:15:56 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28,2017 | Ian Mason
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) leadership was called into question by new voices Thursday night as hopes expire of passing a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare before President Donald Trump’s first 100 days end on Saturday. At a meeting on the Hill late Thursday night, the speaker and his House Republican leadership team decided to further delay the vote. With what appeared to be the acquiescence of conservatives in the Freedom Caucus and think-tanks like Club for Growth and FreedomWorks, who took much of the blame for the failure of the first attempt to pass the American...
  • Ann Coulter Says She Will Pull Out of Speech at Berkeley

    04/26/2017 11:16:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/26/2017 | By JEREMY W. PETERS
    Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she is canceling her planned speech at the University of California, Berkeley, because she had lost the backing of conservative groups that had initially sponsored her appearance. Ms. Coulter, in a message to The New York Times, said, “It’s a sad day for free speech.” Despite insisting that she would go to Berkeley regardless — even after the university said it could not accommodate her on the date and time it had initially scheduled her because of threats of violence — Ms. Coulter said she did not see how she could go forward. The school...
  • This Should Be the Best of Times For Gun Owners. And Yet…

    04/28/2017 8:38:44 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | April 28, 2017 | by JIM GERAGHTY
    Considering GOP control of Washington, one might have expected “concealed-carry reciprocity” – national legislation declaring that if you have a concealed carry permit in one state, is must be recognized by all other states — to have been either featured in President Trump’s 100 days agenda or rapidly approaching passage. The bill has 188 cosponsors in the House, but has been sitting in subcommittee since January. Justice Gorsuch is a fantastic win for the administration, but there’s still a lot of lower court judicial vacancies to fill: Circuit courts need nominees for 19 vacancies, and district courts are waiting to...
  • Trump's threats to pull out of NAFTA: Crazy like a fox?

    04/28/2017 8:13:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 28,2017 | Howard Kurtz
    The president called the other two leaders, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Pena Nieto, and the White House issued a statement late Wednesday night: “President Trump agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time and the leaders agreed to proceed swiftly, according to their required internal procedures, to enable the negotiation of the NAFTA deal to the benefit of all three countries.” Now some pundits might interpret this as lurching back and forth. But my take is that it was a deliberate strategy. And perhaps the media were used. Hours before speaking to the leaders of Canada and Mexico, Trump sent...
  • Mayor of Bridgeport explores a run for Governor

    04/28/2017 7:55:36 AM PDT · by Puppage · 5 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 4/28/2017 | Puppage
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)– Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is filing the papers Friday to become the latest Democrat seeking the nomination for Governor. Ganim, who served seven years in federal prison for corruption while in office, made a remarkable comeback in the Bridgeport municipal election in November of 2015. The Bridgeport mayor has asked the State Elections Enforcement Commission for a decision on whether or not he can qualify for public financing. The public financing law appears to forbid public funding for those convicted of corruption. The agency is expected to rule on his request sometime next month.
  • John Kasich Sounds Like He's Over The Republican Party

    04/28/2017 7:50:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 04/28/2017 | Henry J. Gomez
    The Ohio governor ran for the Republican nomination and lost. Now, in his new book and on the road, he's critical of the party and frequently noting the day will come when an independent could win the presidency. Is there space for Republicans like John Kasich in the party anymore? Is John Kasich still a Republican? The Ohio governor and mainstay of the party’s mainstream is out this week with a book that at times reads like an angry breakup letter. “Oh yeah, I’m a Repub… ,” Kasich trailed off, conspicuously unable to finish the word in his rapid-fire stream...
  • Part II Why President Trump Has Not Received Legislative Action From Congress and What Can Be Done

    04/28/2017 7:47:13 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 28, 2017 | Sundance
    In Part I we explained why President Trump has not received any legislation: To Wit: President Donald Trump winning the election threw a monkey wrench into the entire DC system…. The modern legislative machine is frozen in place. The “America First” policies represented by candidate Donald Trump are not within the legislative constructs coming from the authors of the legislation. Congress has no bills to advance because all of the myriad of bills and briefs written are not in line with President Trump policy. That’s why congress has not passed any legislation for President Trump to sign. There’s no entity...
  • Trump’s First 100 Days: Establishment Goes to War to Halt President’s Agenda

    04/28/2017 7:38:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 4/28/2017 | Aaron Klein
    Donald Trump’s first one hundred days in office have been clouded by an unprecedented obfuscation campaign by Democrats, some Republicans, the establishment news media and a coalition of outside agitators attempting to disrupt the billionaire’s presidential agenda, smear top administration officials, sow seeds of chaos, and delegitimize his already historic presidency.
  • Dems adopt new tactic for gun confiscation

    04/28/2017 6:41:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 4/27/2017 | Leo Hohmann
    New York State Sen. Daniel Squadron, D-Manhattan, has a plan to snare conservatives into coughing up their gun rights. Democrats have come up with a creative way of selectively confiscating guns from certain residents, and several Second Amendment watchdogs say the strategy could soon be coming to a state near you. A state legislator from Manhattan has introduced a bill that would nullify gun rights from those convicted of hate crimes, even those involving nonviolent, misdemeanor offenses. If successful, New York would become the seventh state to implement such a law. The FBI defines a hate crime as a “criminal...
  • CNN Mocks Trump as “Captain Obvious,” Morning Joe wonders if his “meds have changed”

    04/28/2017 6:11:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Whichever poison you picked this morning—CNN or MSNBC— you would have been treated to snide shots at President Trump. On CNN, responding to President Trump’s statement that the presidency has turned out to be more work than expected, David Gregory sneered “thanks, Captain Obvious.” Meanwhile, over on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, trying to explain President Trump’s more measured tone of late, Donny Deutsch wondered if maybe “the meds have changed.” View the video here.
  • Donald Trump Disappoints the Anti-Semites

    04/28/2017 5:58:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | April 28, 2017 | Michael Brown
    So, Donald Trump delivers a speech in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the anti-Semites are up in arms. He is not the man they thought he was. In reality, he never was that man, which was more a projection of their own ideology than a right assessment of his. As Sam Kestenbaum reported on the Jewish Forward, “Trump Gives A Holocaust Speech — And The ‘Alt Right’ Screams ‘Betrayal’.” How, exactly, did Trump betray the “alt-right”?In his speech, he said, “The State of Israel is an eternal monument to the undying strength of the Jewish people. The fervent...
  • How Hillary Doomed Her 'Inevitable Presidency'

    04/28/2017 5:49:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | April 28, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    While we're examining the accomplishments of Donald Trump's first hundred days -- putting his man on the U.S. Supreme Court is the biggie -- Hillary Clinton is getting the once-over (and the second and third) for all the reasons why she's not the first woman to preside over her first hundred days in the Oval Office. She never understood that "the fault, dear Hillary, is not in the stars, but in yourself." In "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign," the book Washington, D.C., is talking about, Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes write a sweeping drama with lots of supporting actors...
  • Veterans Affairs has 346 workers who do only union work

    04/28/2017 5:06:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Apr 27, 2017 | Sean Higgins
    Texas Rep. Jody Arrington has introduced legislation to require VA to track the use of official time. An estimated 346 employees in the Department of Veterans Affairs do no actual work for taxpayers. Instead, they spend all of their time doing work on behalf of their union while drawing a federal salary, a practice known as "official time." ... The lack of accountability at the VA when it comes to monitoring official time suggests it might be worse ... Pointing to the waiting list scandals at the department, Arrington said the official time situation is reflective of the "broken culture...
  • California Democrats Make Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day Disappear

    04/28/2017 5:02:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 28, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    CAIR-sponsored “Muslim Day at the Capitol” takes its place. Monday April 24 was Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day and in Los Angeles thousands marched in the street outside the Turkish consulate. Up in Sacramento, ruling Democrats ignored the Armenians and instead held “Muslim Day at the Capitol,” hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.“Trump reignites ‘spirit of justice’ for Muslim Day at Capitol,” headlined the news article in the Sacramento Bee, whose April 24 edition included not a word about the Armenians’ day. As CAIR’s Yannina Casillas explained, “The election of Trump and the campaign in general kind of reignited a...
  • Elizabeth Warren: "Troubled" By Obama's Upcoming $400,000 Speech To Wall Street

    04/27/2017 10:41:23 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 25 replies ^ | April 27, 2017
    In an interview Thursday with Alter Family Politics on SiriusXM, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) weighed in on former President Obama's upcoming speech to Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald. Obama is expected to receive at least $400,000 for the speaking engagement. TOMMY ALTER: Senator Warren, what do you think about President Obama accepting $400,000 from Wall Street? SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN: Well, I was troubled by that. One of the things I talk about in the book is the influence of money. I describe it as a snake that slithers through Washington. And that it shows up in so many different ways...
  • Battle Of Berkeley – New Right Rises

    04/28/2017 12:20:14 AM PDT · by nodwam · 28 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 04/27/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Hidden Americans went to the Battle of Berkeley on 4/27/2017 and saw first hand the new Americana right counter culture. Historically Berkeley is known as the home of the American free speech movement, but after Ann Coulter’s speech was canceled by the University free speech advocates organized online and took to the campus to protest the censorship. Everyone at Berkeley is a hippie, wanna-be hippie, or cross dresser so when a bunch of young pro-America patriots show up dressed in American flags and green frogs, you know the real counter culture revolution going on is being pro-American. This isn’t a...
  • Sean Hannity defends top Fox News executive and warns of the 'end of the FNC as we know it'

    04/27/2017 10:50:21 PM PDT · by Boomer · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr. 27, 2017 | Eliza Relman
    Fox News host Sean Hannity tweeted Thursday in support of Fox News co-president Bill Shine after New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman reported Thursday on questions about his future at the network. "Gäbe i pray this is NOT true because if it is, that's the total end of the FNC as we know it. Done," Hannity tweeted.
  • OPINION: This year’s N.J. GOP Primary is quickly turning into a lost opportunity

    04/27/2017 8:31:45 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Save Jersey ^ | April 12, 2017 | Matt Rooney
    When my little brother and I tortured each other as children (nothing out of the ordinary for boys), Save Jerseyans, our parents used to say something I’m sure you’ve heard before: “I don’t care who started it, but I’m/we’re going to finish it.” I don’t have the power to “finish” this year’s progressively ugly New Jersey Republican gubernatorial primary. I nevertheless believe someone needs to say the following: This is why we can’t have nice things.
  • Exclusive: Sarah Palin on Donald Trump’s First 100 Days

    04/27/2017 7:58:19 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27th, 2017 | John Hayward
    Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate, looked at the first one hundred days of President Trump’s administration on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow. “I’m extremely pleased, of course, that our new president is in there building the team that he believes he needs in order to fulfill promises to the American electorate, to make America great again, and I’m very, very happy that he’s there,” said Palin.She said she found the idea of giving a simplistic letter grade to the Trump administration annoying, preferring to say President Trump is doing “very well.”...
  • In West Virginia, a Rising Republican Star Threatens the Nation’s Most Vulnerable Democratic Senator

    04/27/2017 6:31:23 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | February 14, 2017 | Jim Geraghty
    After years of fights with the Obama administration and the EPA, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is well positioned to take down Senator Joe Manchin in 2018. About a year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, and though the court didn’t know it at the time, this probably killed off the plan for good. [snip] If and when the Clean Power Plan is cast aside, it will be a major victory for Patrick Morrisey, currently the attorney general of West Virginia, chairman of the Republican Attorney Generals Association, and a strong...