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  • Feds Spending $393,790 Studying Transwomen in Uganda

    02/26/2017 2:22:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 39 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | February 26, 2017 4:59 am | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $400,000 studying transwomen in Uganda. A new grant worth $163,996 was awarded just six days into the Trump administration, continuing a project that was initially awarded in April 2016.
  • Trump’s Staff Just Got Caught Making Secret White Power Signs (Absurd)

    02/25/2017 5:54:50 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 112 replies
    Occupy Democrats ^ | 2/22/2017 | NATALIE DICKINSON
    President Donald Trump’s aide Stephen Miller has been lurking below decks on the Trump administration’s ship of fools, staying out of sight as the Spicer-Conway-Trump circus occupies the public eye. But he just made a crucial mistake that just catapulted him to notoriety. In this official photograph from the White House, Stephen Miller is making a white power symbol with his hands. Three fingers for “w,” the pinched thumb and index making the “p.” Miller is from Santa Monica, California, where even as a youth, the ultraconservative Miller “bemoaned the [high] school’s Spanish-language announcements, the colorful festivals of minority cultures,...
  • GOP rep: Protests could derail Republicans' plan to repeal Obamacare

    02/24/2017 11:47:02 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/2017 | Max Greenwood
    Protests breaking out at GOP town hall meetings could stop Republican lawmakers from fully repealing the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said on Thursday. "I don't know if we're going to be able to repeal Obamacare now because these folks who support Obamacare are very active," Brooks said during an interview on "The Morning Show with Toni and Gary" radio program, highlighted by CNN. "They're putting pressure on congressmen and there's not a counter-effort to steel the spine of some of these congressmen in tossup districts around the country," he continued. Brooks said that Republican lawmakers might not...
  • GOP governors outline health care plan, Medicaid changes

    02/24/2017 1:25:05 PM PST · by davikkm · 4 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican governors from seven states are calling for dramatic changes to Medicaid, which provides insurance to more than 70 million low-income Americans, as they nervously watch President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders move to repeal and replace the Obama-era health law. At the same time, they’re telling Washington: Don’t scrap the Affordable Care Act without a viable alternative. According to a draft of the proposal obtained by The Associated Press, the governors are urging Congress to adopt an alternative that would change Medicaid from an open-ended federal entitlement to a program designed by each...
  • Bernie Sanders Loyalists Are Taking Over the Democratic Party....

    02/24/2017 9:16:33 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/22/2017 | REID J. EPSTEIN and JANET HOOK
    In Washington, Democrats are grappling with what it means to be a minority party in the age of Donald Trump. In the rest of the country, populist followers of Sen. Bernie Sanders are mounting a sustained effort to answer the question from the bottom up.
  • ABC 7 suspends Mark Giangreco for ‘lunatic’ Trump tweet (finally)

    02/23/2017 3:21:41 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    Robert Feder.com ^ | 2/23/2017 | Robert Feder
    WLS-Channel 7 has slapped sports anchor Mark Giangreco with a multi-week suspension for a tweet in which he called President Donald Trump a “cartoon lunatic” and referred to Trump voters as “simpletons.” Management of the top-rated ABC-owned station released the following statement Thursday: “Mark Giangreco’s Twitter comments are not in line with ABC 7 Chicago’s non-partisan editorial standards. We’ve reviewed the matter and are taking the appropriate action.” An ABC 7 spokeswoman would not elaborate on the action. Sources said Giangreco would be suspended without pay for “multiple weeks,” starting Monday. Reached Thursday, Giangreco declined to comment. His agent, Joel...
  • Boehner: Republicans won't repeal and replace Obamacare

    02/23/2017 10:11:44 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/23/2017 | DARIUS TAHIR
    Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replace of Obamacare is “not going to happen.” Boehner, who resigned in 2015 amid unrest among conservatives, said at an Orlando health care conference that the idea that a repeal-and-replace plan would blitz through Congress is just “happy talk.” Instead, he said changes to former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement would likely be relatively modest. “[Congressional Republicans are] going to fix Obamacare – I shouldn’t call it repeal-and-replace, because it’s not going to happen,” he said. Boehner’s comments come as Republican lawmakers across the country are...
  • Pew: Republicans chose Trump, 52%, over GOP leaders, 34%

    02/23/2017 9:21:54 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/22/17 | Paul Bedard
    As Congress struggles to move fast on a Trump agenda, Republicans are throwing their support behind the new president over House and Senate leaders like Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to a new survey.
  • Trump facing revived criticism from GOP ranks, ahead of high-stakes address

    02/23/2017 4:54:55 AM PST · by granada · 28 replies
    Foxnews ^ | February 22, 2017 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump, after enjoying a brief stretch of party unity in the wake of the rowdy 2016 race, is facing renewed criticism from the Republican ranks -- upping pressure on him to smooth over tensions when he addresses a Joint Session of Congress next week. But some of the GOP lawmakers who could be influential champions of that agenda -- on ObamaCare repeal, tax reform and more -- are increasingly getting on his case over recent controversies. The tensions could test the fragile peace that has existed between Trump and Capitol Hill Republicans in the aftermath of their November win,...
  • [Vanity] Trump facing revived criticism from GOP ranks, ahead of high-stakes address

    02/23/2017 4:43:35 AM PST · by granada · 10 replies
    President Trump, after enjoying a brief stretch of party unity in the wake of the rowdy 2016 race, is facing renewed criticism from the Republican ranks -- upping pressure on him to smooth over tensions when he addresses a Joint Session of Congress next week.
  • Witches Worldwide are Planning to Cast a Spell on Trump on 2/24/17. Here's how to Join Them.

    02/22/2017 5:57:18 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 87 replies
    SomeNews ^ | Feb. 22, 2017 | April Lavalle
    Want to cast a spell on Donald Trump?A document detailing how to cast a spell that would bind Trump to all who abet him has been circulating the web in both private and public witchcraft groups, and even those who don't regularly practice the craft are seizing the opportunity to use magic to stop the President. There have been marches, petitions, and demonstrations against the Donald Trump, but is definitely the most magical way to #resist. The ritual is to be done at the stroke of midnight on waning crescent moon ritual days, which are February 24th (midnight, Friday evening),...
  • These Republicans didn’t like Trump at first. They do now.

    02/21/2017 12:02:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WBAP-AM ^ | February 20, 2017 | CNN
    In the beginning, they didn’t care for Donald Trump. “Trump’s a buffoon,” David Searles said before casting a vote for Marco Rubio in the New Hampshire primary. “He scares me,” Rebecca Meyer said before settling on Ben Carson in South Carolina’s primary. “He’s not presidential,” Gail Francioli said after backing Ohio Gov. John Kasich in that state’s primary. Yet like nearly nine out of 10 Republicans nationwide, Searles, Meyer and Francioli supported Trump in the general election. And like the vast majority of Republicans, they support him still. In fact, these one-time-skeptics are part of the bulwark that is bolstering...
  • Trump is now losing his offensive momentum

    02/20/2017 9:06:05 PM PST · by granada · 54 replies
    The Globe Times, China ^ | 2017/2/20 23:48:39 | The Globe Times
    Monday marks the end of US President Donald Trump's first month in office. US mainstream media spared no efforts in satirizing and criticizing him. The latest Gallup poll released Saturday local time shows that Trump only had a 40 percent approval rating, 21 percentage points below the average rating for presidents in their first month in office. Trump said that "any negative poll is fake news," but analysts believe he does care about the results. Trump's first month in the Oval Office can only be described as bumpy. He is now losing his offensive momentum and is entering the stalemate...
  • Laura Ingraham, Carly Fiorina Poll Dead Even In Virgina Senate Race (GOPe vs Populist Primary)

    02/20/2017 12:11:03 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2.19.17 ast
    Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and national radio host Laura Ingraham are polling dead even in the Virginia Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Friday. The two would face off in a Republican Primary before challenging Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, who recently concluded his bid for vice president under Hillary Clinton. Both Fiorina and Ingraham are polling at 36 percent in a head-to-head against Kaine. Kaine fared better over Fiorina, earning 57 percent compared to her 36 percent, one percent better than he fared against Ingraham. Kaine earned 56 percent against the conservative radio host. Neither woman was...
  • Poll: Swing Voters Trust President Trump over Media by 2:1

    02/20/2017 10:57:52 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-18-2017 | Neil Munro
    Swing-voting independents are twice as likely to trust President Donald Trump’s administration than to trust the media, according to a new poll by Fox News. The lopsided 52 percent to 26 percent trust in Trump is hidden in the crosstabs of the poll, which was released Feb. 17. Overall, by a narrow margin of 45 percent to 42 percent, Americans think Trump is more likely to tell the truth than are reporters...... .....Only 8 percent of Democratic voters trust Trump more than reporters, and only 9 percent of Republican voters trust the media reporters more than Trump..... So the 52...
  • Obama going after Trump - Democrats will be lost in the desert for a very long time

    02/20/2017 7:43:11 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Lou Dobbs interviews Representative Chris Collins (R) New York, regarding Obama and Democrats going after Donald Trump.
  • Audit finds huge cost overruns at Wisconsin DOT, some road project costs triple

    02/19/2017 9:58:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    FOX 6 Now ^ | January 26, 2017 | Theo Keith
    <p>MADISON -- A new audit shows huge cost overruns at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, with dozens of projects costing double or triple their original estimates.</p> <p>The Legislative Audit Bureau report finds that estimated costs for 19 major projects completed between 2006 and 2016 were $1.5 billion, double the initial projection. The audit also finds that the estimated costs of 16 ongoing major highway projects have increased by $3.1 billion.</p>
  • Gutiérrez On Being Asked To Leave ICE Meeting In Capitol By Speaker Ryan And Chairman Goodlatte

    02/19/2017 9:25:06 PM PST · by blueyon · 39 replies
    gutierrez.house.gov ^ | 2/16/17 | Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)
    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued a statement in response to being excluded from a meeting in the U.S. Capitol with Acting Director Thomas Homan of ICE. Rep. Gutiérrez was asked to leave the meeting by staffers for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) at the request of Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Speaker Ryan. Several other Members were excluded from the meeting with the ICE official, including Reps. Nanette Barragán (D-CA), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Lou Correa (D-CA), Ruben Kihuen (D-NV), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Norma Torres (D-CA), and Juan Vargas (D-CA). Rep. Gutiérrez was...
  • United States: The Plan For The Future Of American Infrastructure

    02/17/2017 4:55:24 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Mondaq ^ | February 13, 2017 | Richard P. Puttré, Eric W. Sedlak, Kevin J. McIntyre, Isel M. Perez and James F. Channing
    A Look Into the Opaque Crystal Ball for Infrastructure Initiatives in the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration President Donald J. Trump's "America's Infrastructure First" plan is one of the Trump Administration's priorities during his first 100 days in office. Throughout the campaign, President Trump heralded his plan to build and restore highways, tunnels, airports, bridges, and water systems across America and promised a $1 trillion investment in the infrastructure sector over a 10-year period. Leaders from both parties acknowledge the nation's deteriorating infrastructure, and there have been expressions of support from both sides of the aisle for some...
  • Trump, GOP Congress have already cut $2.8 billion in regulations

    02/15/2017 8:13:15 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/14/17 | Paul Bedard
    Nearly $3 billion in Obama-era federal regulations have already been slashed by President Trump and Republicans in Congress, a benefit that also saves Americans 41 million hours of paperwork. A new report from the regulation watchdog American Action Forum said that Trump's executive orders and congressional passage of cuts to regulation via the Congressional Review Act have saved $2.8 billion in potential costs.
  • MILO: Dear Half Of America, We At Sears F*****g Hate You!

    02/14/2017 8:19:06 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/14/2017 | Milo
    <p>Hi folks! Eddie Lampert, CEO of Sears Holdings here! I’ve been reliably informed that everyone who’s anyone in conservative America reads MILO, and he has been gracious enough to lend me his column today to send you a simple message — Sears and our other failing brand K-Mart fucking hate you!</p>
  • Executive Director of Allegheny Co. Republican Committee accused of punching girlfriend

    02/14/2017 12:21:50 PM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 9 replies
    TribLIVE.com ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | Megan Guza
    Pittsburgh police arrested the Executive Director of the county's Republican Committee over the weekend for allegedly yanking his 26-year-old girlfriend from the car and punching her, according to the affidavit filed Saturday in support of the arrest. John Schnaedter, 36, is charged with one count of simple assault and released from the Allegheny County Jail on non-monetary bail, court records show. A witness on Bailey Avenue called police after he saw a man, later identified as Schnaedter, and a woman arguing in a Jeep parked on the street, according to the criminal complaint. He told police he heard a woman...
  • With money tight, Texas budget writers eyeing billions approved by voters for roads

    02/13/2017 10:16:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | February 13, 2017 | Jim Malewitz and Brandon Formby
    More than a year after Texas voters approved routing billions in state sales taxes to roads and bridges, some lawmakers are questioning whether the first payment of $5 billion should move forward as planned. Texans voted in 2015 to boost funding for state’s public roadways and bridges, which have strained under the state’s growing population. Proposition 7 — loudly cheered by top Texas leaders and supported by 83 percent of voters — changed the state constitution to route some taxes collected on car sales to the State Highway Fund. But in an unusually tightfisted legislative session, some Texas lawmakers are...
  • Juan Williams: Trump and GOP collide with reality

    02/13/2017 11:38:27 AM PST · by seanmerc · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 Feb 17 | Juan Williams
    The big news for the GOP majority on Capitol Hill last week came as a tweet — and it was not from President Trump. Matt Drudge, the proprietor of The Drudge Report, the conservative website which played a leading role in the rise of the new president, raised eyebrows with this note: “Republican Party should be sued for fraud. No discussion of tax cuts now. Just lots of crazy. Back to basics, guys!”
  • OUT Mag's Chadwick Moore Comes Out as Conservative, Cites Backlash from Left Following MILO Profile

    02/13/2017 11:16:42 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/13/2017 | Charlie Nash
    Chadwick Moore, a contributor for the LGBT magazine OUT, has come out as a conservative in an article for The New York Post, citing his gradual move to the right after left-wing friends rejected him for his neutral profile on Breitbart Senior Editor MILO. In his article “I’m a gay New Yorker – and I’m coming out as a conservative,” Moore details how after he published the profile on MILO, fellow liberals and even his best friend started to ignore and cut ties with him. “After the story posted online in the early hours of October 21, I woke up...
  • BREAKING: Anti-Trump President Of NYC Metropolitan GOP Club Broke FEC Laws To Donate To (Schumer)

    02/13/2017 6:02:31 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 25 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | 2/9/17
    Deborah Coughlin, the president of New York City’s elite Metropolitan Republican Club that recently wrongly and forcibly removed all Trump supporters from its board, broke federal campaign finance laws in order to donate thousands of dollars to Democratic New York Senator Chuck Schumer in 2003. Schumer has been one of the most anti-Trump Senators since President Donald J. Trump took office in January. In a story that GotNews broke and that the New York Post has now picked up, a deeper dive into the financials surrounding the scandal-plagued board of New York City’s Metropolitan Republican Club has produced more troubling...
  • Reverse Tea Party? GOP officials facing more protests across country. [Astroturf disrupts TownHalls]

    02/11/2017 10:19:26 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/11/2017 | N/A
    Washington Republicans this weekend faced more protests at public events -- backlash that appears to be growing against President Trump and the GOP-led Congress for trying to dismantle ObamaCare ... Florida GOP Rep. Gus Bilirakis faced about a hundred people at a town hall, ... Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (school entrance blocked, BLM screaming "shame") ... Utah GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz met by frequent, deafening boos at a town hall event in which constituents .... California GOP Rep. Tom McClintock had to be escorted by police from a town hall event as protesters...
  • The 1960s All Over Again!Dems Block School Doors to GOP Official Who Wants to Help Black Kids

    02/10/2017 1:29:37 PM PST · by davikkm · 18 replies
    It’s Like the 1960s All Over Again!… Democrats Block School Doors to GOP Official Who Wants to Help Black Kids Jim Hoft Feb 10th, 2017 3:06 pm 2 Comments Some things never change… In January of 1963, Democrat Governor George Wallace of Alabama famously blocked the door to keep blacks from enrolling at the University of Alabama on June 11, 1963, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Fast forward to 2017… On Friday Democrat protesters blocked Betsy DeVos, a school choice proponent from entering a public school in Washington DC.
  • America Is In Trouble – Divided By Left Wing Liberals – GOP Moles – Forgetting The Law Exists

    02/10/2017 6:15:11 AM PST · by davikkm · 32 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    I woke up this morning feeling like I had been run over by a train. Roadkill left to die , wondering if anyone would stop to help. America can no longer be trusted to care about lives, especially Republican lives. Conservative lives don’t matter! Liberal lives matter, as they are now determined that no Republican can win the Presidency and be allowed to change this Country as Obama did. Conservatives suffered under Obama, but we did not protest and become vandals. Liberals started to do that on Inauguration Day, as President Trump was sworn in. It is growing worse, and...
  • Dear GOP: Gird Your Loins and be ready for Battle over the Supreme Court

    02/09/2017 6:38:15 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 14 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 2/9/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    If you think the riots and marches are bad now, wait until President Trump gets a chance at filling a second or even third vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States. The “nastiness,” vulgarities, property damage, and violence we see now are nothing compared to what we will witness if the American left sees the legality of their perverse sexual agenda threatened. With the nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat vacated as the result of the death of Antonin Scalia, liberals at every level of political involvement are already throwing a hissy-fit.
  • Warren seizes spotlight after GOP rebuke (Squaw on the warpath alert)

    02/09/2017 1:34:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2017 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) decision to rebuke the Senate's most prominent liberal woman has significantly raised the temperature in what was already a ­red-hot chamber of Congress. [Snip] Warren, who is viewed as a top-tier 2020 presidential candidate, is usually very selective about her media interviews and generally does not engage with reporters in the Senate hallways. But on Wednesday, she went on a media blitz, which included interviews with CNN, MSNBC, ABC's "The View" and The Hill.
  • Democrats May Be On The Verge Of Becoming A 'Permanent Minority' Party

    02/07/2017 5:32:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 6, 2017 | Stewart Lawrence
    Remember when Democrats predicted the imminent decline of the GOP? The theory was that Republicans were so out of touch with women and ethnic minorities that they would soon be relegated to the status of a "permanent minority" - supported only by Southern white men and incapable of recapturing the White House. Donald Trump’s victory has put an end to this fantasy. Now it's the Democrats who are facing their own "doomsday" scenario. [Snip] For Democrats, who've grown accustomed to having their way in national politics, it's like staring into the abyss. Note: The entire article recounts the terrible state...
  • Brownback’s plan to sweep more highway money faces pushback

    02/06/2017 8:07:57 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | January 14, 2017 | Dion Lefler and Bryan Lowry
    Larry Hauth has a farm in Coffey County and a daughter in Wichita. Good roads are kind of important to him. So he’s disturbed by the ongoing and accelerating trend of the state taking money out of the highway fund to balance the rest of its budget. “One of the things Kansas has going for it, compared to our surrounding states, is our road system,” Hauth said. “When they built them in years past, they were thinking ahead. I don’t think we’re thinking ahead right now. We’re trying to tread water, at best.” Gov. Sam Brownback wants to take nearly...
  • Sources: Feds identify Philly woman in probe of secret recordings at GOP retreat

    02/04/2017 7:01:09 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/04/2017 | Jeremy Roebuck & Jonathan Tamari
    Federal authorities have identified a Philadelphia journalist as the woman who infiltrated and might have secretly recorded a closed-door discussion of congressional Republicans at their Center City retreat last week, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the matter. After a probe involving multiple agencies, they said Emily Guendelsberger is unlikely to face federal charges in Philadelphia, despite getting past security and into a room in the Loews hotel where Vice President Pence met privately with senators and representatives.
  • Trump: 'professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters' proving supporters' point

    02/03/2017 12:38:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    KGO-TV ^ | February 3, 2017
    BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- President Trump is striking a different tone in a tweet Friday following this week's violent protest in Berkeley. He said, "Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of the millions of people who voted to make America great again!" On Thursday, the president slammed UC Berkeley in a tweet for the protest and threatened to pull federal funding to the nation's top public university. There were three arrests during Wednesday's protest. Campus police say none were students. One person was arrested for blocking officers trying to break up the skirmish. The two others...
  • Berkeley's campus Republican club sees surge of interest following Milo debacle

    02/03/2017 10:05:52 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 20 replies
    KTVU ^ | Feb 02 2017
    BERKELEY, Calif. .(KTVU) - U.C. Berkeley Police officers were standing by Thursday evening, for the weekly meeting of the Berkeley College Republicans. It is the organization that invited alt-right firebrand Milo Yiannopolous to campus the night before. His appearance was cancelled when organized agitators invaded a peaceful protest, setting fires and breaking windows at the Student Union venue. "Milo had a right to speak, Milo should have been allowed to speak," declared club President Jose Diaz, to an overflow club meeting of some thirty students, some spilling into the hall. UCB estimated the campus property damage at $100,000. But the...
  • Dems launch 'unprecedented early' effort to capture GOP districts

    02/03/2017 1:00:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2017 | Mark Hensch
    The House Democrats' campaign arm on Thursday announced it has begun hiring staffers in 20 targeted districts held by Republicans in an effort to reclaim the majority in 2018. “The launch of our ‘March into ‘18’ accountability project comes at a time of excitement and opportunity for Democrats,” Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's chairman, said in a statement. “The organic strength of the women’s marches, Affordable Care Act rallies, and protests across the country provides further evidence that Democrats are on offense this cycle — and the DCCC is ready to capture that energy,” he...
  • Breitbart: Five Years After

    02/01/2017 6:29:11 AM PST · by ChessExpert · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 2nd, 1017 | David Prentice
    I had the pleasure of meeting Andrew Breitbart just weeks before he died. He was at a conservative conference where he gave a fiery speech. Most people came to see Michelle Malkin, the other conservative firebrand at the conference -- Andrew was not well known yet. I had come to hear multiple speakers, but the one I wanted to hear the most was Andrew. He was top billing for me, one of the most important people in the conservative movement. The short line at his book signing was surprising. I waited patiently as he signed books and chatted. There was...
  • GOP introduces right-to-work legislation

    02/01/2017 5:22:31 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 31 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Sean Higgins
    Reps. Joe Wilson of South Carolina and Steve King of Iowa are sponsoring the legislation, which would amend the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act to prohibit what unions call "security clauses." These are provisions that permit union-management contracts that require all employees to join a union or pay one a regular fee as a condition of employme
  • President Trump: Man of action to Republicans, source of ‘chaos and confusion’ to Democrats

    01/30/2017 5:15:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2017 | Jennifer Harper
    Oh the hand-wringing, the outrage, the overuse of the word “chaos,” plus endless shrill talking points. The news media, the Democratic Party and Hollywood have stumbled upon reality at last: President Trump is in the White House, taking care of business full speed ahead — just as he said he would. Livid news organizations, operatives, strategists and movie stars are almost incandescent with rage, as America looks on. The phenomenon will intensify Tuesday when Mr. Trump reveals his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, likely setting off a whole new round of strategic, carefully crafted narratives that suggest the nation...
  • Why hasn't Trump fired ALL the Federal Prosecutors??

    01/30/2017 9:16:31 AM PST · by stockpirate · 54 replies
    VANITY | Stockpirate- VANITY
    Why hasn't Trump fired ALL the Federal PROSECUTORS?
  • Woman impersonated lawmaker’s wife, snuck into GOP retreat

    01/29/2017 2:22:10 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 28, 2017 | By Erica Werner&#8201;|&#8201;AP
    WASHINGTON — A woman impersonated the wife of a GOP lawmaker and snuck into the congressional Republican retreat in Philadelphia Thursday, the same day President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence appeared, retreat organizers told lawmakers late Saturday. The revelation came as the nonprofit Congressional Institute that organizes the retreat investigates how audio of the gathering leaked. In an email to GOP lawmakers, institute president Mark Strand did not directly say that the impersonator was the same person who leaked the audio, but that was the implication. “The Congressional Institute is continuing to investigate this breach in order to...
  • Congressional Republicans worry about Obamacare repeal and replacement fallout, new recording shows

    01/28/2017 3:54:17 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 79 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/28/17 | Dan Mangan
    Talking about getting rid of Obamacare was easy — now Republicans are sweating over actually doing it. A recording of a meeting of Congressional Republicans reveals their doubts, concerns and worries over how to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and how to replace that health-care reform law, the Washington Post reported Friday. The recording underscored the fact that while Obamacare has been popular for many people, it also has led to insurance for millions of Americans whose loss of it would generate political fallout, the report said. "We'd better be sure that we're prepared to live with the market we've...
  • Former Cruz chief of staff to head Trump’s conservative congressional liaison

    01/27/2017 4:24:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The World Tribune ^ | January 27, 2017 | Staff
    The former chief of staff to President Donald Trump’s top rival in the 2016 primaries has been tapped as the White House’s new liaison to House conservatives. Paul Teller, who served as Sen. Ted Cruz’s chief of staff from early 2014 to July 2016, is expected to head congressional conservative relations for the Trump administration, The Daily Caller News Foundation reported. Teller confirmed the report with a Jan. 26 status update on his Facebook page: “Started Working at THE WHITE HOUSE Yesterday — Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs.” Teller will be tasked with ensuring that conservative congressmen...
  • HE'S FIRED! Trump administration tells Border Patrol chief to pack his bags

    01/26/2017 2:07:24 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    The Daily mail ^ | 1/26/2017 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    The Department of Homeland Security has asked U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan, a former longtime Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, to step down from his post. News of his departure, expected within a month, comes as the Trump administration moves toward tougher enforcement of immigration laws. Two sources familiar with Morgan's departure told Reuters that he held a morning phone call with employees to say that he was not resigning – but had been asked to leave by the Trump administration. Morgan's ouster also comes the day after President Donald Trump announced a broad plan to crack down on...
  • Trump takes control of GOP agenda

    01/26/2017 7:47:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/26/17 | Susan Ferrechio
    PHILADELPHIA — At a White House meeting this week, President Donald Trump told House Speaker Paul Ryan he "liked" the Republicans' 200 day agenda that includes repealing and replacing Obamacare and overhauling the tax code. But he told Ryan something was missing. Trump asked lawmakers to include the massive infrastructure spending project that he promised voters during the campaign.
  • DNC CHAIR CANDIDATES BASH WHITE PEOPLE IN RACIALLY-CHARGED FORUM

    01/23/2017 7:02:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 94 replies
    Grabein.com ^ | 1/23/2017
    Candidates aspiring to take over as chairman for the Democratic National Committee met Monday night to discuss what went wrong in 2016 and how to get the party back on track. Early into the event the candidates gravitated toward a particular scapegoat for the party’s poor showing in November: Political consultancies owned by white people. “We have to stop, particularly with the consultants,” said the chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party, Jaime Harrison. “You cannot come to the DNC and get a contract and the only minority face you have is the person answering the phone.” Minority consultants “need...
  • Unsustainable model: Economist says 'balanced budget' adage doesn't work

    01/22/2017 7:13:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Montana Standard ^ | January 22, 2017 | Tom Lutey
    BILLINGS -- As bipartisan crowd-pleasers go, few get Montanans nodding more approvingly than calls for a balanced federal budget, which is why U.S. Sen. Steve Daines recently offered a bill forcing his peers to go unpaid unless they reign in spending. “As I travel around Montana, as I did in December wrapping up a 56-county tour, when I talk about this bill, it’s a bill that will literally bring applause from across the state,” Daines told The Gazette. The state of Montana balances its budget. The federal government should do the same, or so goes the narrative that literally every...
  • GOP selects Ronna Romney McDaniel to lead party's operation

    01/19/2017 9:32:00 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2017
    The Republican National Committee has selected a woman to lead the party. Little-known Michigan Republican Ronna Romney McDaniel was elected to serve as RNC chairman on Thursday. Committee members from across the nation are gathered in Washington on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
  • Jeb Bush Goes from Low Energy to No Energy with Announcement GOP's Been Waiting For...

    01/14/2017 11:59:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Inddependent Journal Review ^ | January 13, 2017 | Michelle Ray
    In the event that you've been wondering what former Florida governor and GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush has planned for the future, you can rest easy now knowing that it — probably — won't involve running for office again. The Associated Press reports that Bush has joined The Foundation for Excellence in Education, an organization he founded to focus on pushing for “changes in education policy that often drawn opposition from teacher unions and Democrats.” Of his loss in the GOP race, Bush is quoted as saying: “I just think this was my chance. The conditions of this election weren't...