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  • Trump administration slashes grant for group combating white extremism

    06/25/2017 8:08:25 AM PDT · by digger48 · 32 replies
    WISH ^ | June 24, 2017 | ap
    BIRMINGHAM, AL (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday slashed $400,000 in federal funding for one of the few U.S. groups that combat white extremism but denied it is now focusing only on fighting radical Islamists. A grant announcement by the Department of Homeland Security eliminated funding for the Chicago-based Life After Hate, which was initially awarded the money in January during the closing days of the Obama administration. (snip) In all, Homeland Security awarded $10 million to 26 police and community organizations, none of which has a specific mission to counter groups in the so-called “alt-right,” a hodge-podge of...
  • Durbin Statement On Discovery Of Asian Carp Near Lake Michigan

    06/24/2017 3:10:09 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 72 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 6/23/2017 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement after the discovery of an adult Silver Carp near the T.J. O’Brien Lock and Dam in the Calumet River:“I’m deeply concerned by today’s announcement that an adult Silver Carp was discovered a mere nine miles from Lake Michigan.  If this invasive species reaches the Great Lakes, it could cause significant economic losses and irreversible damage to the ecosystem, and threaten the drinking water of 30 million Americans.  Now more than ever, we must redouble our efforts to prevent their spread by ensuring strong federal funding for the Great Lakes...
  • Two US lawmakers ask Trump admin to cut Pakistan aid for supporting terror

    06/17/2017 2:34:51 PM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    The Hindu ^ | June 17, 2017
    Two US lawmakers ask Trump admin to cut Pakistan aid for supporting terror In this May 25, 2017 file photo, Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) speaks during a House Foreign Affairs Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats Subcommittee hearing. | Photo Credit: Reuters Two top lawmakers have accused Pakistan of supporting terrorism and urged the Trump administration to cut military aid to the country, saying the US should make it more difficult for Islamabad to get its hands on American weapons. During a Congressional hearing this week, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Ted Poe, alleged that Pakistan is engaged in terrorism and asserted...
  • Michael Medved Covers Trump's Budget Proposal

    05/25/2017 7:33:51 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 24, 2017 | Michael Medved
    I like Medved's take because he (unlike many other commentators) takes calls which are negative to his view. A good short article on Trump's budget is over at POWERLINE talking about the projected GDP (http://tinyurl.com/ltjnux5). The WASHINGTON TIMES notes that this budget is shocking! (http://tinyurl.com/mfd3yfq). To which I say.... Shock Away!
  • Rep. Steve Scalise Discusses Trump’s Budget

    05/25/2017 7:37:25 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 24, 2017 | Michael Medved
    Michael Medved interviews House of Representatives Majority Whip and representative for Louisiana's 1st congressional district, Steve Scalise. Steve responds first to a statement by Rachel Maddow that the House Republicans haven’t done anything since they took office. Then the discussion focused on this administrations work to help the middle-class and lower class get work, leave the dependent lifestyle, and the like.
  • Trump's Budget Guts The Safety Net, And Other Myths

    05/24/2017 4:36:39 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/23/2017 | Staff
    Big Government: President Trump's budget is taking its share of hits for supposedly indulging in fanciful accounting, unrealistic assumptions and proposing massive cuts to vital safety-net programs. How much of that is true? You decide. Trump's budget plan proposes to balance the federal budget in 10 years and do so entirely through spending restraint. That alone is enough to raise the hackles of the Washington, D.C., swamp creatures. But critics have other complaints. The main ones: It relies on unrealistic economic projections. Critics say Trump's budget numbers rest on a rosy scenario of future economic growth. The New York Times...
  • Here Are The 66 Programs Eliminated In Trump's Budget

    05/24/2017 4:43:35 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5-24-22017 | Niv Elis
    President Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposal would completely eliminate 66 federal programs, for a savings of $26.7 billion. Some of the programs would receive funding for 2018 as part of a phasing-out plan. Here are the programs the administration wants on the chopping block. Agriculture Department — $855 million · McGovern-Dole International Food for Education · Rural Business-Cooperative Service · Rural Water and Waste Disposal Program Account · Single Family Housing Direct Loans Commerce Department — $633 million · Economic Development Administration · Manufacturing Extension Partnership · Minority Business Development Agency · National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Grants and Education...
  • Trump budget to slash entitlements by $1.7 trillion!

    05/22/2017 8:08:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Axios via Associated Press ^ | 05/22/2017 | Pablo Martinez Monsivais
    President Trump's 2018 budget proposal on Tuesday won't reform Social Security or Medicare — in line with his campaign promise — but it will make serious cuts to other entitlement programs. A source with direct knowledge tells me the Trump budget will save $1.7 trillion on the mandatory side over the next ten years.Expected reaction: In the past couple days I've spoken to a number of White House officials about the budget proposal. The best summary, from one White House source: "Conservatives will love it; moderates will probably hate it." These mandatory cuts — especially to politically-sensitive programs like...
  • With This Budget Deal, The Swamp Wins

    05/03/2017 3:56:57 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 64 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/2/2017 | Staff
    Big Government: You can tell whether a spending agreement is good or bad based on who is smiling: the swamp dwellers, or those who want to drain the swamp. This budget made the swamp dwellers very happy. Shortly after announcing a $1.1 trillion — with a "t" — spending deal to fund the federal government's domestic and military programs for the next five months, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called it a "very good deal for the American people." House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said it "reflects Democrats' values to protect health care, environment and education." Senate Majority Leader Mitch...
  • President Trump Signs HR 244 The Continuing Spending Resolution Into Law

    05/06/2017 9:41:01 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 40 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 5, 2017 | Sundance
    Earlier today President Donald Trump signed HR244 into law. The provisional spending bill that funds government through September 30th, the end of fiscal year 2017. There has been a great deal of anxiety amid punditry about the spending outline itself, and the spending priorities as determined by both houses of congress. Some of the criticism is warranted, most is not. The basic principle the entire professional political class seem to overlook is the reasoning for the CR itself. Congress has been unable to fulfill its budgetary obligation since 2007. In fact, the last federal budget (fiscal year Â’08) was signed...
  • Why did Trump betray us? (Why things never seem to change no matter who we send to Washington)

    05/03/2017 4:21:31 AM PDT · by vannrox · 169 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 5MAY17 | Michael Snyder
    Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,Why do things never seem to change no matter who we send to Washington? It seems like for decades many of us have been trying to change the direction of this country by engaging in the political process.  But no matter how hard we try, the downward spiral of our nation just continues to accelerate.  Just look at this latest spending deal.  Even though the American people gave the Republicans control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, this deal very closely resembles “an Obama administration-era budget”.  It...
  • House passes $1 trillion government funding bill (309-118)

    05/03/2017 1:45:44 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 106 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 3, 2017, 4:31 PM ET | VERONICA STRACQUALURSI
    The House of Representatives passed a $1 trillion spending bill Wednesday afternoon, crossing off a major item on lawmakers' to-do list before they begin an 11-day recess. The bill -- which passed by a 309-118 margin, with four members abstaining -- is written to fund the government through September and includes a $15 billion increase in funding for the military. The spending bill also contains $1.5 billion for border security, but leaves out funding for the physical border wall that President Donald Trump wants to be built on the U.S.-Mexico border. It also doesn't block funding for Planned Parenthood or...
  • Bill Funds Border Security -- in Libya, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Egypt...

    05/03/2017 8:06:37 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 3, 2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The 1,665-page spending bill the Republican-controlled Congress is planning to pass this week includes multiple measures that seemingly demonstrate a commitment to securing the border — in Libya, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. It does not include the $1.4 billion President Donald Trump requested to begin building the wall he promised to build along the U.S.-Mexico border. But, the bill makes clear, Jordan's border must be secured. The section that appropriates money for the "Global War on Terrorism" provides: "That these funds may be used to support the Government of Jordan, in such amounts as the Secretary of...
  • FACT CHECK: Ben Carson Didn’t Find HUD Errors

    05/03/2017 7:45:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    FACT CHECK ^ | 4/19/2017 | By D'Angelo Gore
    Q: Did Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson find over $500 billion in accounting errors while auditing HUD’s financial statements?A: No. The errors were discovered and published by HUD’s independent inspector general before Carson became secretary.FULL QUESTION Is it true that Dr. Ben Carson has found a half trillion dollar error from the Obama administration since he has taken office?FULL ANSWER Readers have repeatedly asked us if Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson initiated an audit of HUD’s financial statements and found more than $500 billion in accounting errors made by the Obama administration.That may be...
  • Lindsey Graham: ‘Democrats Cleaned Our Clock’ on GOP Spending Plan [VIDEO]

    05/02/2017 10:48:42 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 59 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 05/02/2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    Note: When things are so bad that the establishment RINOs, who made caving on spending bills an art form, are admitting the Republican Party got rolled by Democrats on a spending bill, something really needs to change. RINO Senator Lindsey Graham, CR 33%, appearing on CNN Tuesday morning with Kate Bolduan, said that the GOP got their clocks cleaned by Democrats in negotiating the temporary spending bill, the so-called “Omnibus” that avoids a temporary government shutdown until September when a new budget is promised. “I don’t know if I’m going to vote for the bill they’re going to present to...
  • Democrats confident they can block Trump’s agenda after spending-bill win

    05/02/2017 9:46:09 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 38 replies
    .washingtonpost.com ^ | May 1, 2017 | Kelsey Snell and John Wagner
    Democrats think they have set the stage to block President Trump’s legislative priorities for years to come by winning major concessions in a spending bill to keep the government open. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) secured nearly $5 billion in new domestic spending by exploiting disagreements between Trump and GOP lawmakers over spending priorities. Democrats’ lopsided victory on the five-month deal, which is likely to be approved this week, means it will be very difficult — if not impossible — for the GOP to exert its will in future budget negotiations,...
  • The real reason Trump is so frustrated with Congress: He keeps on taking bullets for Republicans

    05/02/2017 8:33:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2017 | By Amber Phillips
    President Trump is ready to give up on Congress — or maybe he already has. And we can totally see why he wants to just shut it down and start all over again. Democrats are united against him, Republicans seem hopelessly divided, and Trump's top priorities are no closer to being law than when he was running for president. To wit: There's no question Democrats won this week's budget showdown, and it was mostly Trump's priorities that got left on the cutting floor when congressional leaders were making a deal. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he shared President Trump’s “frustration,”...
  • Trump: US ‘Needs A Good Shutdown’

    05/02/2017 6:25:41 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 269 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 05/02/17
    President Trump on Tuesday called for a "good shutdown" in September to fix the "mess” in government. "The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there! We … either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good "shutdown" in September to fix mess!" he wrote in a series of tweets.
  • Democrats confident they can block Trump’s agenda after spending-bill win

    05/01/2017 5:56:56 PM PDT · by detective · 129 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2017 | Kelsey Snell and John Wagner
    Democrats believe they have set the stage to block President Trump’s legislative priorities for years to come by winning major concessions in a spending bill to keep the government open. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) secured nearly $5 billion in new domestic spending by exploiting disagreements between President Trump and GOP lawmakers over spending priorities. Democrats’ lopsided victory on the five-month deal, which is likely to be approved this week, means it will be very difficult — if not impossible — for the GOP to exert its will in future budget...
  • [Vanity] The CR: Another victory for Trump

    05/01/2017 4:19:03 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 70 replies
    EEE | 01 MAY 2017 | EEE
    All of you FReepers and conservatives out there listening to smug media reports about Schumer and the Dems popping champagne corks over the Continuing Resolution (CR) need to remember who you are dealing with again. As Rush likes to say, do not doubt me. Trump is the Jason Vorhees of business, and now politics. He didn't get to the pinnacle of success by selling himself and his supporters out for short-term gain as so many politicians do. Rather, this is what in military terms is called a tactical retreat. In a tactical retreat, you cut your losses and regroup. This...