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  • PBS/NPR In Panic: Trump Administration To Defund/Privatize

    01/24/2017 5:49:11 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 24,2017 | Lucian Wintrich
    Currently, a half-billion dollars in taxpayer money is given to National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) each year. Trump plans to do away with that. The Hill has reported: “The Trump Administration needs to reform and cut spending dramatically, and targeting waste like the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be a good first step in showing that the Trump Administration is serious about radically reforming the federal budget,” said Brian Darling, a former aide to Paul and a former staffer at the Heritage Foundation. The Regan Administration attempted something similar...
  • ABC News Apologizes After Editing Former Bush Spox’s Praise of Sean Spicer to Sound Like Attack

    01/24/2017 4:38:41 PM PST · by pissant · 54 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1.24.17 | Alex Griswold
    ABC News apologized Tuesday after the Monday night edition of Nightline edited a quote from former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer in a way that made it appear that he was more critical of current White House press secretary Sean Spicer than he actually was. “[Spicer’s] briefing made me uncomfortable. It was too truculent, too tough. It looks as if the ball was dropped on Saturday,” Nightline quoted Fleischer as saying. But Fleischer took to Twitter to complain that he had been taken out of context.
  • Undocumented immigrant rights activist loses her battle to avoid being deported

    01/24/2017 4:43:25 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 24, 2017 | Michael E. Miller
    An immigration rights activist whose own undocumented status was exposed by a drunken-driving arrest has lost her six-month legal battle to remain in the country. Wendy Uruchi Contreras, a Virginia organizer for the immigrant rights group CASA, is scheduled to be deported to Spain this week after last-ditch appeals were denied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, according to her husband, Giovani Jimenez. “We are devastated,” said Jimenez, who lives in Fredericksburg, Va., with their American-born children, Alex, 13, and Lucia, 7. “My children are crying, but we know there’s nothing more we can do.”
  • Reuters: Trump Expected to Sign Executive Orders on Immigration

    01/24/2017 3:51:58 PM PST · by hotsteppa · 23 replies
    President Donald Trump was expected to sign several executive orders restricting immigration on Wednesday, at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter. Trump's orders were expected to involve restricting access to the United States for refugees and some visa holders from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.
  • Insider: BHillary Clinton '50-50' On Running for NYC Mayor

    01/24/2017 3:42:57 PM PST · by drewh · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 24, 2017 | 2:10 | By Daniel Halper and Todd Venezia January 24, 2017 | 2:10am | Updated
    Hillary Clinton is seriously considering a run for New York mayor, according to a major city political insider, who claims she’s “50-50.” Supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis said he talked to the failed Democratic presidential nominee, and came away convinced she may try to resurrect her political career by challenging Mayor Bill de Blasio this year. “I spoke to her about it, but she didn’t indicate or signal to me [whether she would run]. She didn’t say never, she didn’t say no. In my personal opinion, it’s 50-50,” the billionaire owner of Gristedes Foods told The Real Deal real estate blog...
  • Promise fulfilled: Trump freezes federal hiring amid demands for “diversity”

    01/24/2017 8:08:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/24/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It was one of the promises Donald Trump made on the campaign trail which drew widespread approbation from conservatives while spurring varying degrees of either anger or depression among the beltway crowd. Trump said that it would be more of an ax than a new broom when it comes to the size of the federal workforce and he would freeze hiring if elected. The pledge led as many as a third of federal workers to say they might walk off the job if he was elected. So would he really do it? Well… that didn’t take long. (Government Executive)...
  • Ford CEO Mark Fields ‘Excited’ for Donald Trump ‘Renaissance in American Manufacturing’

    01/24/2017 12:11:53 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 24, 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    “I think as an industry, we’re excited about working together with the president and his administration on tax policies, on regulation, and on trade to really create a renaissance in American manufacturing,” Fields told reporters after the meeting, according to the Detroit News. Fields also praised Trump’s decision to kill former President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, pointing out that it failed to address currency manipulation.
  • Trump's down to three in Supreme Court search

    01/24/2017 12:18:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/24/2017 | By ELIANA JOHNSON and SHANE GOLDMACHER
    President Donald Trump has narrowed his first Supreme Court nomination to three finalists, with 10th Circuit judge Neil Gorsuch and 3rd Circuit judge Thomas Hardiman emerging as front-runners while 11th Circuit Judge Bill Pryor remains in the running but fading, according to people familiar with the search process. Trump interviewed at least those three finalists in New York during the transition, according to a person familiar with the search. Trump himself said Tuesday he would make a selection for the court’s empty seat next week and summoned top Senate leaders to the White House to discuss his impending choice to...
  • Trump signs five more orders on pipelines, steel and environment

    01/24/2017 12:32:48 PM PST · by DFG · 33 replies
    USA Today via WFAA ^ | 01/24/2017 | Gregory Korte
    President Trump signed five more executive actions Tuesday in a blitz of executive power meant to speed approvals of high-profile energy projects like the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. In reversing the Obama administration policy to disapprove the Keystone pipeline, Trump emphasized that the construction isn't a done deal. "It's something that subject to a renegotiation of terms by us," he said. "We'll see if we can get the pipeline built. A lot of jobs, 28,000 jobs." Keystone XL is a proposed 1,179-mile cross-border pipeline from Alberta to Nebraska that became a lightning rod for Obama's energy policy, with...
  • Trump orders EPA media blackout

    01/24/2017 12:30:46 PM PST · by ColdOne · 100 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 1/24/17 | Bob Fredericks/ap
    President Trump on Tuesday imposed a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding new contracts or grants. Emails sent to EPA staff since his inauguration on Friday and reviewed by the Associated Press detailed the specific prohibitions banning press releases, blog updates or posts to the agency’s social media accounts.
  • Trump to Renegotiate NAFTA With Canada and Mexico

    01/24/2017 11:13:33 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 January 2017 | Warren Mass
    The day before he signed an important executive order to withdraw from the negotiating process for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), President Trump indicated that he will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico.Reuters reported that during a swearing-in ceremony for his top White House advisors on January 22, Trump said, "We will be starting negotiations having to do with NAFTA. We are going to start renegotiating on NAFTA, on immigration and on security at the border.""Anybody ever hear of NAFTA?" Trump joked at the ceremony. "I ran a campaign somewhat based on NAFTA. But we’re...
  • Conservative Opposition to Judge William H. Pryor Jr. Growing

    01/24/2017 9:24:05 AM PST · by xzins · 57 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 1/24/17 | CHQ Staff
    During the campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump released a list of 21 potential Supreme Court nominees that was met with reaction from conservatives ranging from general approval to ecstasy depending on who you defined as a “conservative.” Until Donald Trump won the election and President Trump made it clear he intended to move expeditiously on nominating a replacement for the great Antonin Scalia cultural conservatives were content to take the word of Supreme Court the Federalist Society and others in the legal profession that all the potential nominees were “conservatives.” However, when President Trump said that he planned to forward a...
  • ‘Brexit’ Talks Can’t Start Without Parliament, U.K. Supreme Court Rules

    01/24/2017 5:11:46 AM PST · by Truth29 · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan 24, 2017 | KATRIN BENNHOLD
    LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May must secure the approval of Parliament before she can begin the process of taking Britain out of the European Union, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The ruling, which upholds an earlier decision by the High Court in London, creates another hurdle for Mrs. May, who has promised to begin a two-year, irreversible process of exit negotiations by the end of March by invoking the European Union’s Article 50, the legal mechanism for leaving the bloc. In its ruling, the court noted that Parliament had approved the 1972 legislation that enabled the country to...
  • Senate Confirms Mike Pompeo as CIA Director

    01/24/2017 3:06:05 AM PST · by onyx · 11 replies
    The Senate has just voted to confirm Representative Mike Pompeo as CIA Director. This represents the third intelligence and security nomination confirmed – General Kelly (DHS) and General Mattis (DoD) receiving earlier confirmations. WASHINGTON – The Senate has confirmed Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Kansas Republican, to be President Donald Trump’s CIA director. The vote tally is 66-32, with a significant number of Democrats voting no. Two senators are delayed by weather. (link) Two republican senators Tom Cotton (Yes) and Rand Paul (No) outline the dynamic within the overall DC intelligence outlook from the GOP. Neither are 100% correct; each distinct...
  • Trump Foreign Profits in Violation of Constitution, Suit Claims

    01/24/2017 1:10:44 AM PST · by greeneyes · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/23/2017 | Brian Ross Matthew Mosk Rhonda Schwartz Randy Kreider Jan 23, 2017, 6:37 PM ET
    Two days after staff at Donald Trump’s Washington hotel dropped balloons and popped champagne corks to salute his inauguration, America’s first billionaire President was put on notice – he is being sued because of profits that the hotel and other businesses earn from foreign governments.
  • President Donald Trump Signs Executive Order to Defund International Planned Parenthood

    01/23/2017 10:58:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 24, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    President Donald Trump today signed an executive order to defund International Planned Parenthood. Most pro-life Americans are anxiously awaiting Congress to pass a bill to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. While that defunding legislation concerns the domestic-based Planned Parenthood abortion corporation, President Trump has the ability to put in place an executive order that would revoke funding for its International affiliate. When pro-abortion former President Barack Obama took office, Obama overturned a policy that prevented funding of groups that promote or perform abortions overseas. The Mexico City Policy covered over $400 million in federal funds, part of which flowed...
  • "COMMON SENSE" PART 2 Addressed To The Inhabitants Of 2017 America

    01/23/2017 8:32:19 PM PST · by greeneyes · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/23/2017 | Tyler Durden
    In Part One of this article I explored Thomas Paine’s critical role in the creation of our nation. His Common Sense pamphlets inspired the common people to uncommon acts of courage and heroic feats of valor; leading to the great experiment we call the United States of America. Paine, Franklin and the other Founding Fathers produced a republic, if we could keep it....snip If you are blind to the parallels with our current position in this Fourth Turning, you are either wallowing in willful ignorance or you are a functionary within the debased establishment. One of Paine’s main themes was...
  • Trump & Mattis Take The Gloves Off Against ISIS

    01/23/2017 4:23:37 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 89 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 23, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    t didn’t take long, Trump is already delivering on another major promise he made on the campaign trail and in his inaugural speech: the complete and total destruction of ISIS. Secretary of Defense James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis took the fight to ISIS on his first day as the new Secretary of Defense. The U.S. bombed ISIS 31 times in what is surely just a warm-up for the aggressive Trump & Mattis. The attacks took place in Syria and Iraq. From The Pentagon: U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria...
  • This is what democracy looks like! Marching in DC

    01/23/2017 4:07:57 PM PST · by mdittmar · 96 replies
    National Education Association ^ | Jan 23, 2017 | National Education Association
    Thousands upon thousands took to the streets in Washington, DC, millions across the nation and the world. We are diverse, we are united and we have many, many creative signs. :)
  • U.S. says will prevent China taking over territory in international waters

    01/23/2017 2:20:49 PM PST · by Mariner · 81 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 23rd, 2017 | by David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick
    The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese state media has said would require Washington to "wage war." "I think the U.S. is going to make sure that we protect our interests there," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a news briefing. "It’s a question of if those islands are in fact in international waters and not part of China proper, then yeah, we’re going to make sure that we defend international territories from being taken...
  • AFL-CIO Praises President Trump’s Move to Withdraw from TPP, Renegotiate NAFTA, Target Big Pharma

    01/23/2017 1:37:12 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 23, 2017 | By Matthew Boyle
    AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka praised GOP President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership once and for all on Monday with an executive order officially killing the Pacific Rim trade deal. Trumka also praised the decision by President Trump to reopen negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) deal from the 1990s, a deal that saw millions of U.S. jobs leave the country for Mexico and Canada—and the labor union leader praised President Trump’s harsh words for Big Pharma, the pharmaceutical industry, when Trump said of that industry that “they’re politically protected, but not anymore”...
  • CBS This Morning: Sources Are Telling Us A Leading SCOTUS Candidate

    01/23/2017 1:06:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, SCOTUS watch kicked off on CBS This Morning Saturday, with Jan Crawford saying that her sources are telling her that a leading candidate has emerged from President Trump’s solid list of judicial candidates to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia: Judge Neil Gorsuch of the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Gorsuch is a Bush 43 appointee—and appears to be a worthy successor to Scalia (via SCOTUSblog) He was a Marshall Scholar at the University of Oxford, graduated from Harvard Law School, clerked for prominent conservative judges (Judge David Sentelle of the...
  • President Trump Kills TPP Once And For All With Executive Order Officially Withdrawing

    01/23/2017 12:45:45 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/23/17 | Matthew Boyle
    President Donald J. Trump killed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) once and for all on Monday, signing an executive order officially withdrawing from the trade deal negotiations. It came as a part of series of three separate executive actions that President Trump took on Monday. “The first is a withdrawal of the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership,” White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said, explaining the first executive action President Trump was taking in the list of three. The other two were one freezing hiring of all federal employees except in the military, and one that restores...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (DJT +55)

    01/23/2017 12:00:56 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | January 23, 2017
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-four percent (44%) disapprove. The latest figures include 39% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 35% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of +4. Voters overwhelmingly followed Trump’s first day in office on Friday, but Republicans were a lot happier with it than others were. . .
  • FOX BREAKING - Davis-Monthan AFB on Lockdown

    01/23/2017 9:46:10 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    FOX NEWS | 1-23-2017 | Fox News
    Possible shots fired... Shelter-in-place advisory
  • Republican Rubio clears way for Tillerson's approval as top U.S. diplomat

    01/23/2017 9:37:41 AM PST · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Jan 2017
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio reluctantly backed President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, in a move that all but secures Senate confirmation of the former Exxon Mobil Corp chief executive as the nation's top diplomat later on Monday. Rubio said he was troubled by Tillerson's recent responses before lawmakers regarding Russia as well as other countries, but that he ultimately decided he would vote to approve the nominee in deference to Trump, as well as to fill a critical top job. "Despite my reservations, I will support Mr. Tillerson’s nomination in committee and...
  • CNN Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Obamacare Repeal

    01/23/2017 9:35:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2017 | Guy Benson
    In case you'd missed it last week, prior to the press shifting its collective attention to suddenly caring about crowd sizes again, there was a New Narrative a-brewin'. Namely, that Obamacare's popularity is suddenly on the rise, and that Republican efforts to uproot it have become a political liability. It's undoubtedly true that implementing a complex operation that again scrambles the healthcare status quo will be a challenging lift, especially with Democrats digging in their heels against any viable alternative proposal. Some of the power dynamics will be tricky, and will require unity of purpose and strong messaging from the GOP...
  • Trump reinstates ban on US funds promoting abortion overseas

    01/23/2017 9:28:50 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2017
    <p>President Trump on Monday morning signed an executive order blocking foreign aid or federal funding for international nongovernmental organizations that provide or "promote" abortions.</p> <p>The order comes one day after the 44th anniversary of the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal.</p>
  • Kellyanne: Did You Notice Hillary and Obama Attended the Inauguration And Not the March?

    01/23/2017 7:56:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump's former campaign manager and now White House senior counsel, noticed that two prominent people were absent from the Women's March on Washington on Saturday: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Instead, they were on the inaugural stage applauding and welcoming President Trump. She pointed out the fact during an interview on ABC this weekend. .@KellyannePolls: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton "conspicuous by their absence" in yesterday's Women's March https://t.co/0gcfCmn67U pic.twitter.com/aZSACXkp2w— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 22, 2017 Despite declaring himself a "feminist" at last year's White House State of Women Summit, Obama decided not to postpone his...
  • BERLIN: Anti-Trump Feminists chant "Allahu Akbar" at "Women's March" against Inauguration

    01/23/2017 4:30:39 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 22, 2017 | Face of a dying Nation
    This clip from a "women's march" against Trump in Berlin shows feminists chanting and singing "Allahu Akbar" and "P*!@y grabs back". They also held signs demanding an "end to white supremacy" and that "Donald Trump is not [their] president". The protest was likely organized by a subsidiary of George Soros' Open Society foundation. These types of protesters in Germany, who call themselves "anti-fascists", receive hourly wages to wreak havoc and protest for globalist agendas. Indoctrinated college students follow whatever they are directed towards, hence feminism in Germany apparently now means chanting "Allahu Akbar" and makes young German girls cry tears...
  • Protesters who destroyed property on Inauguration Day were part of well-organized group

    01/23/2017 1:49:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2017 | Peter Hermann, Keith L. Alexander and Michael E. Miller
    Scores of demonstrators charged with rioting in the District on Friday were well organized, ready to confront police and prepared to violently disrupt the inauguration, according to some of the protesters and organizers. Details of the disturbances in a four-square-block area downtown that led to more than 230 arrests began emerging after protesters made their first court appearances Saturday, a process that continued through the evening as defendants were brought into D.C. Superior Court in batches of 10. Most faced a felony charge of rioting, which carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence. The preparation undertaken by protesters included arriving armed...
  • Mattis Celebrates First Day At Pentagon By Blowing Up ISIS 31 Times

    01/22/2017 11:03:00 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 159 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-22-2017 | Russ Read
    Newly minted Secretary of Defense James Mattis celebrated his first full day at the Pentagon by overseeing 31 strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Mattis entered the Pentagon Saturday with a smile for his first full day of work, and for good reason, considering the significant bombardment ISIS forces received. A variety of fighters, bombers and remotely piloted aircraft engaged in the bombing run, which saw 25 strikes in Syria and six in Iraq. In Syria, two strikes destroyed ISIS units and artillery near the town of Bab. ISIS forces in Raqqa, the terrorist group’s de facto capital,...
  • Donald Trump Embarks on His First Week With a Heavy Slate

    01/22/2017 10:59:05 PM PST · by onyx · 32 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Jan. 22, 2017 8:21 p.m. ET | MICHAEL C. BENDER, NATALIE ANDREWS & ANDREW ACKERMAN
    President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence arrived to a swearing in of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House Sunday. PHOTO: ANDREW HARRER/PRESS POOL WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump starts his first week with a packed schedule—from pushing through his slate of cabinet nominees to a raft of executive orders and setting the direction on foreign trade.Mr. Trump is planning executive actions early in the week on immigration and trade, two White House officials said, and will have a chance to lay the groundwork for a trade deal during a meeting Friday with British...
  • Dan Rather: When Trump Lies, We Have To Call Him Out

    01/22/2017 3:42:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather is teaching an online course in journalism called “finding the truth in the news” at UDemy. Now, he’s taken to Facebook to say that the media, the American people, and the political class has to call out President Trump on his lies. No, this isn’t the Onion.“These are not normal times. These are extraordinary times. And extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures,” wrote Rather. “What can we do? We can all step up and say simply and without equivocation. "A lie, is a lie, is a lie!" And if someone won't say it, those...
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (1/22/17 to 1/28/17))

    01/22/2017 12:51:02 PM PST · by DollyCali · 1,208 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | January 22, 2017 | DollyCali
  • Pres Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood

    01/22/2017 12:17:29 PM PST · by NYer · 64 replies
    Life News ^ | January 20, 2017 | STEVEN ERTELT
    FULL TITLE: President Donald Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood A new report out today indicates President Donald Trump will sign an executive order to defund International Planned Parenthood. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Most pro-life Americans are anxiously awaiting Congress to pass a bill to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. While that defunding legislation concerns the domestic-based Planned Parenthood abortion corporation, president Trump has the ability to put in place an executive order that would revoke funding for its International affiliate.When pro-abortion former President Barack Obama took office, Obama overturned a policy that prevented funding of...
  • Gigapixil: THE INAUGURATION OF DONALD J TRUMP (interactive pic of crowd)

    01/22/2017 12:07:58 PM PST · by Syncro · 67 replies
    cnn ^ | Jan 22, 2017 | CNN
    This picture is interactive, you can move it to see the entire crowd.Link Chris Wallace (and Bret Bair too IIRC) showed the pic taken some time before the actual inauguration to make it look like Trump had a small crowd.
  • White House confirms relocation of US Israel embassy to Jerusalem

    01/22/2017 11:40:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    Business Standard ^ | January 23, 2017 | ANI
    In a highly controversial move, President of the United States Donald Trump will on Monday announce to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The White House has confirmed that Donald Trump's team is in the "beginning stages" of a plan to relocate US Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. An Israeli news outlet earlier reported an anonymous source as saying the announcement on America's embassy moving from Tel Aviv would be made by a member of Trump administration on Monday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to speak with Trump by telephone on Sunday regarding the move....
  • Trump inauguration ratings second biggest in 36 years [Excluding Online Viewing]

    01/22/2017 6:10:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 39 replies
    EW.com ^ | January 21, 2017 | James Hibberd
    Donald Trump’s inauguration ratings were the second-highest in 36 years, according to Nielsen. The swearing-in of the 45th president was seen by 30.6 million viewers across 12 networks. The only inauguration over the last three decades that tops Trump’s number in the linear ratings? Barack Obama’s first inauguration back in 2009, which had a record-setting 37.8 million viewers. Before that, you’d have to go all the way back to Ronald Reagan in 1981, who was seen by 41.8 million viewers (Nielsen tracks inauguration ratings back to 1969). The numbers are all the more remarkable considering Trump is entering into office...
  • President-Elect Trump job approval rating 56%

    01/20/2017 6:54:08 AM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 55 replies
    Rasmussen report ^ | January 20, 2017
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President-elect Trump’s job performance. Forty-four percent (44%) disapprove. Eighty-five percent (85%) of Republicans and 55% of unaffiliated voters approve of the job Trump is doing. Seventy percent (70%) of Democrats disapprove. The latest figures include 38% of all likely voters who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 36% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of +2 (see trends).
  • Charleston (West Virginia) abortion clinic closes; only one left in WV

    01/21/2017 11:11:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    CHARLESTON GAZETTE ^ | January 20, 2017 | Lori Kersey ,
    West Virginia women who want an abortion are down to only one in-state choice now, as one of the state’s only two abortion clinics closed its doors earlier this week. Kanawha Surgicenter closed as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to a note posted on the door of the clinic in Charleston’s Kanawha City. A woman who answered Dr. Gorli Harish’s phone and said she is his wife said the family moved to California two years ago to be closer to their children and grandchildren. The doctor had been commuting to Charleston once a month to perform procedures and no longer...
  • CNN & MSNBC Air Madonna’s F-Bombs During March On Washington Speech

    01/21/2017 11:01:32 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 55 replies
    Deadline ^ | 1/21/2017 | Greg Evans
    An embarrassed CNN and MSNBC quickly – but not quickly enough – pulled away from live coverage of Madonna’s f-bomb fueled speech at the March on Washington. Both channels let three of the utterances slip through.
  • Anti-Trump Protestors Block Uniformed Air Force Members From Entering Inauguration

    01/21/2017 10:21:18 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/20/2017 | Katie Pavlich
    ...... This morning, they sank to another low by blocking uniformed Air Force members from entering the Inauguration ceremony. ..... [VIDEO - 31 seconds]
  • Trump Issues Executive Order Scaling Back Parts of Obamacare

    01/21/2017 10:07:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    ny times ^ | January 20, 2017 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — In his first executive order, President Trump on Friday directed government agencies to scale back as many aspects of the Affordable Care Act as possible, moving within hours of being sworn in to fulfill his pledge to eviscerate Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The one-page order, which Mr. Trump signed in a hastily arranged Oval Office ceremony shortly before departing for the inaugural balls, gave no specifics about which aspects of the law it was targeting. But its broad language gave federal agencies wide latitude to change, delay or waive provisions of the law that they deemed...
  • Trump White House tells agencies to halt regulations

    01/21/2017 9:58:50 PM PST · by catnipman · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    President Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, issued a memo Friday night telling federal agencies to not issue any more regulations. Hours after his boss was sworn into office, Priebus told the agencies not to send any regulation to the Federal Register until the rule is reviewed and approved by the new president's appointed agency head. Any rule that’s already been sent to the Office of the Federal Register but not yet published must be withdrawn, the order says. For rules that were published in the last 60 days, Priebus told agencies to publish a notice to delay the effective...
  • Trump’s WhiteHouse.Gov Disappears Civil Rights, Climate Change, LGBT Rights

    01/21/2017 9:52:58 PM PST · by catnipman · 53 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/20/2017 | Justin Miller
    The minute Donald Trump was sworn into office, the White House’s web site changed—dramatically. WhiteHouse.gov immediately wiped pages on LGBT rights, civil rights, climate change, and health care from its “issues” section after Donald Trump took the oath of office.
  • Spicer accuses media of ‘false reporting’ in fiery briefing

    01/21/2017 9:20:10 PM PST · by granite · 58 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published January 21, 2017 | FoxNews.com
    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer angrily accused the media Saturday of “false reporting” on the inauguration as part of what he called a “shameful” attempt to minimize enthusiasm for President Trump, beginning his tenure as the administration’s top spokesman on a combative note. Spicer summoned the press to the briefing room at the end of Trump’s first full day in office to specifically condemn two pieces of reporting – a reporter’s erroneous claim, since retracted, that an MLK bust was removed from the Oval Office; and photos appearing to show light crowds at Friday’s inauguration. Spicer called the former...
  • LIVE Stream: THE DEPLORABALL PRESENTED BY MAGA3X - WASHINGTON, DC

    01/19/2017 7:23:33 PM PST · by Syncro · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 19, 2017 | Right Side Broadcasting
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjxV44KjTbc
  • Concerned About Anti-Israel Bias, Republicans Introduce Another Bill Targeting U.N. Funding

    01/19/2017 2:58:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 19, 2017 | 4:18 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Republican lawmakers on Wednesday introduced yet another bill targeting United Nations funding, this time including a special focus on the U.N. Human Rights Council’s heavily anti-Israel agenda. […] It calls specifically for U.S. funding to be withheld until the president certifies that no U.N. agency or affiliated agency grants official status or recognition to any organization promoting or condoning anti-Semitism. American taxpayers account for 22 percent of the regular budget of the U.N., plus almost 29 percent of the separate peacekeeping budget. The U.S. additionally provides billions of dollars more each year in “voluntary contributions” to a spread of U.N....
  • Brazil Supreme Court judge handling graft probe killed in plane crash

    01/19/2017 2:22:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/19/17 | Raquel Stenzel and Brad Brooks | SAO PAULO
    Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki was killed in a plane crash on Thursday, raising questions about who will take over his investigation into dozens of politicians in the country's biggest ever corruption scandal. Rescuers found three bodies in the wreckage of the small, twin-prop plane that crashed off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state amid heavy rains, firefighters said. Zavascki, 68, had in recent weeks been reviewing explosive testimony from executives at engineering group Odebrecht, expected to implicate hundreds of politicians in a scandal involving kickbacks on contracts at state-run enterprises. The dual-propeller Hawker Beechcraft C90GT carrying Zavascki...