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  • Revealed: Leaked 106-Page Draft Shows How Republicans Will Propose to Replace Obamacare

    02/27/2017 9:27:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | February 27, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Earlier in the month, House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters that Republicans would soon introduce tangible legislation to uproot the failing Obamacare status quo and replace it with a better system. GOP leadership released an outline in mid-February that hinted at the approach they were planning to adopt -- and now a more detailed draft proposal has leaked into the press. With all the necessary caveats in place about how the document is by no means a finalized piece of legislation, it provides the most comprehensive and specific glimpse to date at Republicans' long-awaited Obamacare alternative. Writing at Commentary, Noah Rothman sees a...
  • France election: Le Pen's FN funding scandal deepens (Fake News?)

    02/27/2017 4:09:59 AM PST · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/27/2017 | BBC
    A former aide to the Franch far-right presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, has made new allegations about fraudulent party financing. Gael Nofri said that in 2012 the National Front(FN) had recruited him into Ms. Le Pen's presidential campaign team, using a fictitious European Parliament (EP) contract. It was apparently a way for the FN to avoid declaring campaign spending. The FN is already under investigation for alleged misuse of EP funds. Polls suggest that Ms. Le Pen is on course to win the first round of the presidential election in April, but centrist Emmanauel Macron is gaining ground (NOT) and...
  • Trump to call for substantial increase in military spending, cuts to several federal agencies

    02/26/2017 7:33:53 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | February 26, 2017 | Jeremy Diamond
    President Donald Trump will call for a substantial increase in military spending and look to safeguard Social Security and Medicare from any cuts in his first major step toward compiling a budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, a senior administration official told CNN on Sunday. The White House on Monday will issue the outlines of a budget proposal to federal agencies, a document that has largely been drafted by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, the official said. The budget outline will also call for spending cuts to several federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency. The...
  • These Iowans voted for Trump. Many of them are already disappointed.

    02/26/2017 4:43:56 PM PST · by SMGFan · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2017
    Tom Godat, a union electrician who has always voted for Democrats, cast his ballot for Donald Trump last year as the lesser of two evils compared to Hillary Clinton. Hes already a little embarrassed about it. Theres a lot that Godat likes about President Trump, especially his pledge to make the country great again by ignoring lobbyists, challenging both political parties and increasing the number of good-paying jobs.
  • US urges Russia to 'immediately' observe Ukraine ceasefire

    02/26/2017 10:10:09 AM PST · by ColdOne · 33 replies ^ | 2/26/17 | afp
    The United States called on Russia Sunday to "immediately" observe the ceasefire in Ukraine, accusing combined Russian and separatist forces of targeting international monitors. "We call on Russia and the separatist forces it backs to immediately observe the ceasefire, withdraw all heavy weapons, and allow full and unfettered access to the OSCE monitors," the State Department said. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the United States was closely monitoring growing violence in eastern Ukraine and the failure of the combined Russian and separatist forces to abide by a ceasefire agreed to two years ago in Minsk.
  • Actor Bill Paxton dead at 61

    02/26/2017 8:25:47 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 101 replies
    Fox ^ | 26 Feb 2017
    Actor Bill Paxton dead at 61 Actor Bill Paxton has died due to complications from surgery, People magazine reported.
  • Joseph Wapner, America's first reality TV judge, dies at 97

    02/26/2017 11:43:19 AM PST · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    WXII ^ | February 26, 2017
    Wapner debuted on the television series in 1981 and remained on the "The People's Court" for 12 years. He was technically America's first reality television star. Wapner was described as energetic and opinionated. He reviewed thousands of court cases during his career. Before his stint as a TV star, he served as a judge on the LA County Superior Court for 20 years.
  • Judge DENIES The Dismissal Of Bowe Bergdahl CaseAfter Lawyers Whine About Trumps Remarks!

    02/26/2017 8:42:05 AM PST · by xzins · 55 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 25 Feb, 2017 | Sonja Bochow
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his post without permission or orders to do so, in Afghanistan in 2009. He spent 5 years as a prisoner of the Taliban until May 2014 when President Obama traded 5 Taliban prisoners for him. Since being back in the US, he has been awaiting court martial on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. During the campaign, Trump referred to Bergdahl as a traitor. And Bergdahls defense tried to argue that it threatens their clients chance at a fair trial. That argument was thrown out this past Friday by Judge, Army...
  • Perez Tells Trump He's Going to Be His 'Worst Nightmare'

    02/26/2017 7:14:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies ^ | February 26, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    President Trump appeared to be pleased with the Democratic National Committee chair results on Saturday, tweeting a sarcastic congratulations to the victor, Tom Perez, and the Republican Party. Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC. I could not be happier for him, or for the Republican Party!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017 In response, Perez, the former Obama labor secretary, told Trump to wipe the grin off his face. He, his deputy chair Keith Ellison, and all Democrats are now a united front, he argued. Call me Tom. And don't get too happy. @keithellison...
  • Progressives raise transparency concerns over paper ballots in DNC chairman vote

    02/25/2017 11:19:21 AM PST · by granite · 55 replies
    - The Washington Times - ^ | Saturday, February 25, 2017 | By Seth McLaughlin
    <p>ATLANTA A progressive group charged Saturday that the Democratic National Committees reliance on paper ballots in the race for DNC chair raises questions of transparency, tainting the process.</p> <p>The DNC had planned on using both an electronic system, as well as paper ballots, but switched gears minutes before the vote when interim Chair Donna Brazille announced they would rely on the ballots in part because of concerns over spotty internet service.</p>
  • I will leave the Democrats if Keith Ellison is elected its chairman [Dershowitz to lead exodus]

    02/25/2017 11:14:23 AM PST · by catnipman · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/2017 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    There has been powerful push from the hard-left of the Democratic Party, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), to elect Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) chairman. If he is elected, I will quit the party after 60 years of loyal association and voting. I will become an independent, continuing to vote for the best candidates, most of whom, I assume, will still be Democrats. But I will not contribute to the DNC or support it as an institution. My loyalty to my country and my principles and my heritage exceeds any loyalty to my party. I will urge other like-minded people...
  • Illegal fundraiser for the Clintons (Chung) made secret tape because he feared being assasinated

    02/25/2017 11:10:52 AM PST · by Rennes Templar · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Feb. 24, 2017 | Alana Goodman
    A Chinese-American businessman at the center of a Clinton campaign finance scandal secretly filmed a tell-all video as an 'insurance policy' - because he feared being murdered. In footage provided exclusively to, Johnny Chung spills details on how he illegally funneled money from Chinese officials to Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election bid. The Chinese-American Clinton