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  • Austrian Conservatives Cement Country’s Shift to the Right in New Coalition

    12/16/2017 3:53:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | Zeke Turner
    In Europe’s latest shift to the right, the expected next chancellor of Austria announced that his conservative party had cemented terms to form a government with the country’s anti-immigrant Freedom Party. In announcing the deal, which comes exactly two months after the Alpine country’s parliamentary election, Sebastian Kurz said his center-right conservatives and the nationalists had agreed to govern on a platform of tax cuts, social welfare and an increasingly tough stance against illegal immigration. Mr. Kurz, who is expected become the world’s youngest leader at 31 years old when the country’s president approves his coalition, said that Austrians voted...
  • Trump Admin To Remove Climate Change From List Of National Security Threats

    12/15/2017 5:20:38 PM PST · by smileyface · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    The Trump administration will reverse course from previous Obama administration policy, eliminating climate change from a list of national security threats. The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection, according to a source who has seen the document and shared excerpts of a late draft. “Climate policies will continue to shape the global energy system,” a draft of the National Security Strategy slated to be released on Monday said. “U.S. leadership is indispensable to countering an anti-growth, energy agenda that is detrimental to U.S. economic...
  • WSJ: There's Mounting Evidence of 2016 Election Meddling Coming From the FBI

    12/15/2017 5:21:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 165 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    There is something rotten at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I mean all of this is just absurd. We have two FBI agents texting one another, one of which is having an extramarital affair with the other, cryptically talking about “insurance” against a Trump presidency. That text between these two agents was delivered on August 15, 2016. You also have Andrew Weissmann, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top lieutenant, voicing praise for then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to enact President Trump’s executive order on immigration, which got her fired. Then, there’s another DOJ official, Bruce Ohr, who was demoted...
  • Sen. Bob Corker To Vote 'Yes' On Tax Bill

    12/15/2017 3:37:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), the final Republican holdout on the tax bill, is now planning to vote "yes" on the bill. Corker's office made this announcement on Friday, shortly before the final text of the bill was due to be released at 5:30 p.m. EST.  #Breaking: Corker to vote yes on tax bill https://t.co/pdeMR0l610 pic.twitter.com/QFSUg9Uqwr— POLITICO (@politico) December 15, 2017 Previously, Corker said that he was concerned about the bill's effect on the deficit. Now, while he still does not think that this bill is perfect and he would have preferred to have reached a more bipartisan consensus on parts...
  • GOP unveils final version of tax reform bill

    12/15/2017 3:07:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 15, 2017 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Congressional Republicans unveiled the most sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax code Friday evening with an eye toward final passage next week after two key GOP senators endorsed the legislation. The final version of the so-called Tax Cuts and Jobs Act keeps seven tax brackets, but reduces rates for five of them. The new rates start at 10 percent and rise to 12, 22, 24, 32, 35 and 37 percent. The corporate tax rate is reduced from 35 percent to 21 percent and the bill provides sweeping tax deductions to other businesses, lowering their top effective tax rate to about...
  • Concerns Over Fake Comments on FCC Net Neutrality

    12/15/2017 6:39:39 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 111 replies
    WNEP-16 ^ | 14 December 2017 | Dave Bohman
    WILKES-BARRE -- For the past few months, the Federal Communications Commission asked for comments from the public on whether it should end net neutrality. Thousands of comments came from people in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. But it appears many, if not most of these comments, are fake. We called 12 people whose names were listed as making comments with the FCC and none of them said they even contacted the agency. That includes a woman from Wilkes-Barre who admits she doesn't even know what the FCC does. The Christmas spirit runs through the home of Darlene Mapes in Wilkes-Barre, but...
  • Trump's Muslim Ban is Working. Muslim Immigration Slumps

    12/14/2017 11:31:11 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 71 replies
    During his campaign, President Trump promised to ban all Muslims outright until he could figure out “what is going on.” He later explained that this idea had developed into several policies that would have the same effect. Keep Up With This Story And More By Subscribing Now Since his inauguration, Trump has begun to implement them—they include slashing the refugee program, banning all immigration and travelers from several majority Muslim countries, and imposing new burdens on all visa applicants as part of “extreme vetting” initiatives. So far, these policies appear to have “worked,” strongly reducing Muslim immigration and travel to...
  • House Votes to Have Treasury Publish Iranian Leaders’ Assets Over Objections of Maxine Waters

    12/14/2017 11:16:34 AM PST · by LSUfan · 50 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 14 Dec 17 | Christopher Holton
    The US Treasury Department must publish a report listing the financial assets of Iran’s leaders, under a bill that passed the US House of Representatives this week. The bill, which passed by a vote of 289-135, must still pass the US Senate before President Trump can decide whether or not to sign it into law. This legislation previously was stymied when President Obama declared that he would veto it if it got to his desk. Leading the charge for the Iranian side was Maxine Waters…
  • Yes, Investigate the Investigators

    12/14/2017 10:07:03 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | December 14, 2017
    The Department of Justice and the FBI are developing a credibility problem. The last two weeks have brought a blizzard of revelations about the anti-Trump political predilections of top FBI officials and prosecutors in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office, perhaps none more eye-popping than a just-revealed text from Peter Strzok, a top FBI intelligence agent. In August 2016, Strzok, who played a lead-investigator role in the Hillary Clinton–emails investigation, flatly stated that the FBI could not “take that risk,” referring to the possibility that Donald Trump might be elected president. He made the statement in a message to Lisa Page,...
  • Mueller Prosecutor: Just Went To Walmart. I Could SMELL The Trump Support

    12/13/2017 8:20:01 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 123 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12 Dec 2017
  • House GOP forges ahead with plan to include defense (and Children’s Health Care) in spending bill

    12/13/2017 8:25:36 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Christina Marcos
    House Republicans are moving ahead with a strategy to pass a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown after next Friday, daring Democrats to oppose full-year defense funding and an extension of children’s health insurance. The House Appropriations Committee released legislation on Wednesday evening that would keep the government open through Jan. 19. It would also fund the Defense Department through September 2018 and avert automatic sequestration cuts that would otherwise take effect, as well as extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the next year. In addition to seeking to avoid a shutdown next week,...
  • Fusion GPS admits DOJ official's wife Nellie Ohr hired to probe Trump

    12/13/2017 5:30:00 PM PST · by Enchante · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 13, 2017 | Jake Gibson
    A co-founder of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS acknowledged in a new court document that his company hired the wife of a senior Justice Department official to help investigate then-candidate Donald Trump last year. The confirmation from Glenn Simpson came in a signed declaration filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and provided a fuller picture of the nature of Nellie Ohr’s work – after Fox News first reported on her connection to Fusion GPS. Her husband, Bruce Ohr, was demoted at the DOJ last week for concealing his meetings with the same company, which commissioned the anti-Trump...
  • Bill banning Down syndrome abortions heads to Ohio governor

    12/13/2017 1:00:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    kansas city star ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH
    COLUMBUS, Ohio Legislation making it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion if the fetus might have Down syndrome has cleared its final legislative hurdle in Ohio and is headed to the governor. Several other states have considered similar measures, triggering emotional debate over women's rights, parental love and the trust between doctor and patient. The bill cleared the Senate in a 20-12 vote Wednesday. It was a priority for the state's largest anti-abortion group, Ohio Right to Life.
  • WaPo Gives Pelosi Pinocchios for Gun Claim

    12/13/2017 12:53:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi missed the mark in her interpretation of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, voted into law by Republicans last week. That legislation, Pelosi declared on Twitter, comes with some unwanted invitations. Inviting violent criminals to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save livesInviting domestic abusers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save livesInviting convicted stalkers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives Yet the @HouseGOP just voted to do exactly that #StopCCR— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 6, 2017 The Washington Post Fact Checker gave Pelosi three Pinocchios for the misleading tweet. Contrary to the picture Pelosi tried to paint,...
  • Propaganda Works: Majority of Americans Now Believe the GOP Bill Will Raise Their Taxes.

    12/13/2017 12:25:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 126 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2017 | Guy Benson
    A new national survey conducted by Marist College's polling operation shows that a 52 percent majority of US voters believe the Republican tax reform proposal will negatively impact their personal financial situation.  Less than one-in-three respondents think they'll benefit.  This overwhelmingly inaccurate perception represents the fruit of Democrats' media-aided labor over recent weeks, as they've flooded the national debate with factually false assertions and ludicrous hysteria.  The truth, as we've relayed on numerous occasions, is that nonpartisan analyses of the plan have concluded that on average, every income group will receive a tax cut -- including, if not especially, the...
  • BREAKING: Pennsylvania Legislature passes bill banning abortions at 20 weeks

    12/13/2017 10:26:49 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | Kristi Burton Brown |
    On Tuesday, in a bipartisan vote, the Pennsylvania legislature passed a ban on D&E abortion, also known as dismemberment abortion. In a D&E abortion, a preborn child is literally ripped by a metal instrument, limb from limb. Former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, describes D&E abortion in the animated video below: **VIDEO ON LINK** Men and women who commit abortion procedures of all kinds are on record describing the violence and brutality of each of them. One of these abortionists, Leroy Carhart, gave his testimony on D&E (dismemberment) abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court. D&E abortion is the most common second...
  • Sen. Ron Johnson Is Quite Pleased Roy Moore Lost

    12/13/2017 8:44:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) did not mince words when asked to comment on Tuesday night's election results in Alabama. When asked what he believed the "message" from last night was, Johnson said that "Alabamians didn't want somebody who dated 14-year-old girls." He then said that Steve Bannon should learn that the GOP needs better candidates in order to win Senate races before going into an office away from the camera. NBC News tweeted a video of the exchange. Watch the video here:  Reporter: "What message did the election send last night?" Sen. Johnson: "Alabamians didn't want somebody who dated 14-year-old girls." pic.twitter.com/tmWDDxIw0G— NBC...
  • Texts between ex-Mueller team members emerge, calling Trump 'loathsome human,' 'an idiot'

    12/12/2017 7:04:59 PM PST · by scooby321 · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/2017` | Fox News
    Texts between ex-Mueller team members emerge, calling Trump 'loathsome human,' 'an idiot' Text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page in 2016 referred to then-candidate Donald Trump as a "loathsome human" and "an idiot," Fox News can reveal. More than 10,000 texts between Strzok and Page were being reviewed by the Justice Department after Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe after it was revealed that some of them contained anti-Trump content.
  • ‘We Can’t Take That Risk’ — FBI Officials Discussed ‘Insurance Policy’ Against Trump Presidency

    12/13/2017 4:49:37 AM PST · by EVO X · 182 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/13/2017 | Chuck Ross
    Two FBI officials who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation exchanged text messages last year in which they appear to have discussed ways to prevent Donald Trump from being elected president. “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok wrote in a cryptic text message to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer and his mistress. “It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok wrote...
  • Roll Tide: All That Roy Moore And Doug Jones Can Do Now In Alabama's Senate Race Is Wait

    12/12/2017 6:07:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    It’s over. The Alabama special election is over. The polls have closed. The only thing that Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones can do now is wait. Moore has been dealing with multiple accusations of sexual molestation and assault from multiple women. These events occurred when Moore’s accusers were teenagers. It’s been an issue that has plagued the Moore campaign. As the ballots are being counted, turnout in some areas of the state is higher than usual. Yet, CNN’s panel of pundits noted that high black turnout, which is what Democrats are hoping for, might not be enough to...