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  • 5 Senators Reintroduce Wall Act to Fully Fund Border Wall

    01/09/2019 9:03:51 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 1/9/2019 | Michelle Moons
    Five Republican Senators reintroduced the WALL Act Tuesday, a bill to fully fund a wall along the U.S. southern border. “Their legislation, first introduced last December, is also the first bill that will fund the wall by identifying specific funding sources,” read a Tuesday announcement from the five senators. The five are Senators are Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Mike Rounds (R-SD), John Kennedy (R-LA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
  • Stalemate: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly From Last Night's Dueling Snoozefest

    01/09/2019 9:36:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | January 9, 2019 | Guy Benson
    Last night, President Trump and the Democratic leaders of each house of Congress addressed the American people in primetime.  Almost nothing new emerged from the nationally-televised exchange, as the partial government shutdown appears destined to stretch on indefinitely.  Each side more or less reiterated the points they've been making ad nauseam, blaming one another for the ongoing impasse.  A few thoughts:(1) The president, thankfully, did not invoke emergency powers, an idea he and his team had floated in recent days.  If anything, his decision not to travel this dangerous route was the biggest news of the night.  In my preview...
  • New Poll: Yep, There’s a Crisis at the Border

    01/09/2019 9:04:22 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 41 replies
    TownHall ^ | 9 Jan, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Democrats have accused the President of over blowing the situation and manufacturing a crisis. But according to a new poll, there are plenty of Americans who believe the current situation is in fact a crisis. From POLITICO/Morning Consult: According to the poll, conducted Jan. 4-6 among 1,989 registered voters, a 42-percent plurality think there is an illegal immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, which Trump has argued as he’s tried to leverage a partial government shutdown to secure congressional funding for his proposed southern border wall. Another 37 percent of voters said there’s a problem but not a crisis, and...
  • Americans Support Trump’s Calls To Bring Troops Home From Afghanistan And Syria: Poll

    01/09/2019 8:02:09 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    A majority of Americans support President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops fighting in Syria and Afghanistan, according to a Tuesday Politico poll. Twenty-five percent of Americans strongly support the decision to bring home troops from Afghanistan and Syria, and 31 percent somewhat support the decision, according to the poll. Only 11 percent strongly oppose the decision to bring home U.S. troops, and 16 percent somewhat oppose the decision. Just under 20 percent aren’t sure what Trump should do. The president has sought to bring home troops from Syria since April. Trump announced in December that he would bring...
  • More Voters Now Think Congress Should Follow Trump’s Lead

    01/09/2019 7:54:44 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 37 replies
    ... As they look to the year ahead though, 41% say that Congress should do more of what Trump wants, up from 29% in January 2017. Slightly more (48%) say that the president should do what Congress wants, down from 56% in the prior survey. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.
  • President Trump's Call for Action - Flood the Capitol's Switchboard!

    01/09/2019 5:45:10 AM PST · by onyx · 131 replies
    The White House; various ^ | January 9, 2019 | onyx
    LAST NIGHT, PRESIDENT TRUMP MADE THE FOLLOWING REQUEST: "To every citizen, call Congress, and tell them to finally, after all of these decades, secure our border." U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request. Oh, Congress is going to be upset with you, when they get calls all day ... same number connects you to House members! The President’s Speech PRESIDENT TRUMP: My fellow Americans, tonight I’m speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border. Every day, Customs and Border Protection...
  • Ed Buck, Political Activist, Faces Questions Over 2nd Dead Man in His Home in 2 Years

    01/08/2019 6:05:21 PM PST · by NRx · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 01-08-2019 | Matthew Haag
    For the second time in two years, Los Angeles detectives have found a man dead inside the apartment of Ed Buck, a political activist who rose to national prominence in the late 1980s for his effort to recall the governor of Arizona, the authorities said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it received a 911 call shortly after 1 a.m. on Monday from a person who claimed that a man inside a West Hollywood apartment had stopped breathing and could not be resuscitated. When emergency responders arrived at the residence, a second-floor unit on Laurel Avenue, they declared the...
  • Yes, the President Has the Authority to Build the Wall

    01/08/2019 12:31:01 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 39 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 8th 2019 | Daniel Horowitz
    The president is right to leverage the debate by threatening to use power Congress has already delegated to at least begin constructing portions of the wall. Whether we agree with such delegation or not, there is no more appropriate situation in which it should be used than with our own border. Obviously, absent congressional authorization to expend funds, the president lacks any inherent authority to spend money. Article I, Section 9 unambiguously states, “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.” However, in this case Congress has explicitly authorized fencing at the...
  • Exclusive: New documents link Huawei to suspected front companies in Iran, Syria

    01/08/2019 12:28:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/08/2019 | Steve Stecklow, Babak Dehghanpisheh, James Pomfret
    The U.S. case against the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, who was arrested in Canada last month, centers on the company’s suspected ties to two obscure companies. One is a telecom equipment seller that operated in Tehran; the other is that firm’s owner, a holding company registered in Mauritius. U.S. authorities allege CFO Meng Wanzhou deceived international banks into clearing transactions with Iran by claiming the two companies were independent of Huawei, when in fact Huawei controlled them. Huawei has maintained the two are independent: equipment seller Skycom Tech Co Ltd and shell company Canicula Holdings Ltd. But...
  • To air or not to air: Networks face pressure over broadcasting Trump's immigration address

    01/07/2019 1:06:09 PM PST · by rktman · 86 replies ^ | 1/7/2019 | Dylan Byers
    President Donald Trump’s planned prime-time address on immigration Tuesday night has put the broadcast networks in a difficult — and familiar — position as they debate whether to carry the address live. The White House has asked the broadcast networks to set aside at least eight minutes at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday for an Oval Office address in which Trump may declare a state of national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border. There is no ideal outcome for the networks. Should they decide to carry the speech, they will receive widespread criticism from Democrats over their decision to pass on...
  • The Terror Threat on the Southern Border

    01/07/2019 2:15:44 PM PST · by LSUfan · 17 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 7 Jan 19 | Christopher Holton
    Border security is once again front and center on the American political scene as politicians in Washington posture in the debate over whether the U.S. should build some sort of border wall or fence on its porous southern border with Mexico. Whenever the Mexican border is at the top of the news, it serves as a reminder that our southern border is almost completely unsecure. And there have been some reminders mixed in over the years that Washington has ignored this problem about the potential for a terrorist threat from south of the border, such as James O’Keefe of Project...
  • Good News: Trump White House Says Government Shutdown Won't Impact Tax Refunds

    01/07/2019 2:03:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | January 7, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Conservatives may not mind a government shutdown. The powers that be cannot infringe on our rights, some money isn’t being spent etc. you know the drill. And this current fight is over something that is essential to national and border security. The Trump White House has to follow through on this border wall. It’s a key campaign promise, and he’s only asking $5 billion for some of it. Democrats, fresh off their 2018 wins, are not willing to play ball. House Democrats don’t want to give Trump one cent for the project. They claim it’s a waste of money,...
  • Denialists: How AOC is Intensifying the Left's War on Math

    01/07/2019 12:43:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | January 7, 2019 | Guy Benson
    Another day, another post about Alexandria Ocasio Cortez -- whose status as a social and mainstream media sensation was further cemented last night, when she appeared on 60 Minutes as a featured guest.  As Leah mentioned earlier, AOC raised eyebrows on the right, left and center when she answered a question about her habit of spreading factually false information by opining that moral righteousness is more important than empirical accuracy.  To harp on precision and mathematical correctness, she said, basically amounts to "missing the forest [right thinking] for the trees [facts]:" “There's a lot of people more concerned about being...
  • Trump Wants to Deliver Prime Time Address on Government Shutdown and Will Visit the Border

    01/07/2019 10:08:11 AM PST · by be-baw · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 7, 2018 | Maggie Haberman and Eileen Sullivan
    President Trump wants to address the nation about the government shutdown on Tuesday night, and later in the week plans to travel to the southern border as part of his effort to persuade Americans of the need for a border wall — the sticking point in negotiations with Democrats who are eager to reopen shuttered agencies. The White House did not immediately respond to questions about a request to television networks to carve out time for an Oval Office address. A person familiar with the request said the White House had asked to interrupt prime time programming on Tuesday.
  • Democrats Faked Online Push to Outlaw Alcohol in Alabama Race

    01/07/2019 9:18:22 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 7, 2019 | Scott Shane and Alan Blinder
    The “Dry Alabama” Facebook page, illustrated with stark images of car wrecks and videos of families ruined by drink, had a blunt message: Alcohol is the devil’s work, and the state should ban it entirely. Along with a companion Twitter feed, the Facebook page appeared to be the work of Baptist teetotalers who supported the Republican, Roy S. Moore, in the 2017 Alabama Senate race. “Pray for Roy Moore,” one tweet exhorted. In fact, the Dry Alabama campaign, not previously reported, was the stealth creation of progressive Democrats who were out to defeat Mr. Moore — the second such secret...
  • Ginsburg missing Supreme Court arguments for 1st time

    01/07/2019 6:37:43 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 39 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | January 7, 2019 9:28 am | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates from cancer surgery last month.</p> <p>Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Monday the 85-year-old Ginsburg is continuing to recuperate and work from home after doctors removed two cancerous growths from her left lung odn Dec. 21.</p>
  • Chaffetz predicts government shutdown will continue until end of January at least

    01/06/2019 8:32:34 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    Utah Policy ^ | Jan 6, 2019 | Written by Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
    Former Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, now a Fox News commentator, predicted Sunday the partial government shutdown would continue at least through President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, and Republicans would be seen as the winners. If the current partial shutdown continues through Friday, it would be the longest on the books. Chaffetz, speaking on Fox News Sunday, said he believes the shutdown would still be going on at that point, and would likely not end before President Trump gives his speech on January 29. "I think the next pressure point is the State of the Union at the...
  • STUNNING UPDATE: Mother of Jazmine Barnes Lied to Police – Knew the Killers were Black Men,...

    01/06/2019 6:07:00 PM PST · by blueyon · 169 replies
    gateway pundt ^ | 01/06/19 | Jim Hoft
    ""STUNNING UPDATE: Mother of Jazmine Barnes Lied to Police – Knew the Killers were Black Men, Killer Was Online Friend"" Texas authorities arrested and charged a man in the fatal shooting of 7-year-old girl Jazmine Barnes, whose death captured national attention and sparked a manhunt for the killer. STUNNING UPDATE: Mother of Jazmine Barnes Lied to Police – Knew the Killers were Black Men, Killer Was Online Friend Jim Hoft by Jim Hoft January 6, 2019 311 Comments 761Share 134Tweet Email Texas authorities arrested and charged a man in the fatal shooting of 7-year-old girl Jazmine Barnes, whose death captured...
  • Dems doubt that Trump can declare emergency to build border wall

    01/06/2019 3:19:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | January 5, 2019 | Staff
    Top Democrats say President Trump would face legal and political challenges if he tries to declare a national emergency to build the border wall with Mexico.
  • Gag: CBS’s Pauley Does Gooey Puff Piece Praising Pelosi's Return to Power

    01/06/2019 2:11:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | January 6, 2019 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    “[Madam] Speaker is the proper way to address Nancy Pelosi”, CBS host Jane Pauley instructed viewers as she led into her gooey puff piece interview with the California Democrat featured on the network’s Sunday Morning. How gushy was the interview with the new Speaker? Well, it could be argued that the toughest question Pauley asked was about whether or not Pelosi could work with President Trump. The video began with Pauley hyping how “Nancy Pelosi capped her comeback this past week surrounded by children”, (a.k.a political props). If that didn’t set the tone for what was to come, then the...