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  • Wilbur Ross Discusses NAFTA & Congress Refusing to Accept “Notification of Intent” (ed)

    04/27/2017 10:24:20 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Apr 28, 2017 | Sundance
    Early in this video, yet again, Secretary Ross clearly states he is waiting on congress to accept the letter; ie. it was sent mid-March. Republicans control the Senate. Republicans, not democrats in the Senate, do not want the Trump administration to renegotiate NAFTA. This is one of the clearest examples of the UniParty at work and the anti-American principles behind the U.S. Chamber of Commerce corporate lobbyists – lobbying directly against the Trump administration.
  • Portland Anarchists Shut Down Parade After Bragging the Police Can't Control Them (Antifa)

    04/27/2017 1:24:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 27, 2017 | Jeff Reynolds
    The annual Avenue of Roses Parade in Portland, Oregon, has been called off after the organizers received specific threats of violence from anarchist groups. An anonymous email included threats that, if the Multnomah County Republican Party was allowed to participate, their members would be forcibly removed by their large band of thugs. The email bragged: "You have seen how much power we have downtown and that the police cannot stop us from shutting down roads so please consider your decision wisely." This is a reference to the riots in Portland in November in which citizens were terrorized and millions of...
  • The Hill's Whip List: 12 GOP no votes on new ObamaCare bill

    04/27/2017 10:28:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2017 | Staff
    House Republicans have an updated bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, and The Hill has a new whip list. The updated bill includes an amendment that would allow states to opt out of key ObamaCare rules, including on minimum coverage requirements and allowing insurers to charge more based on individuals' health.
  • Flush with highway cash, Texas still looking for toll options

    04/26/2017 5:16:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | April 21, 2017 | Dug Begley
    Texas is spending record amounts on transportation, but lawmakers worried it is not enough are considering extending a controversial program that’s helped spread tollways through some of the state’s largest areas. A bill approved this week by a House committee would give the Texas Department of Transportation a chance to add six additional projects, including the widening of Interstate 45 north of I-10 and a long-planned Hempstead Tollway, meant to relieve traffic on U.S. 290 with the potential for a commuter rail corridor. The bill, by state Rep. Larry Phillips, R-Sherman, would also allow TxDOT or regional officials the chance...
  • DO NOT DESPAIR. THE WALL HAS NOT FALLEN!

    04/25/2017 1:27:18 PM PDT · by windhover · 45 replies
    VANITY | 4/25/2017 | windhover
    O.K. The Dems. have roared, "No wall", the Repubs. have predictably rolled over on their backs and begged for a tummy rub, and the government will run dry on Friday. Sound familiar? Anyone for a good Hurl? But hold your fire, I believe, and greatly hope the difference will be Trump, as follows; The GOP, of course, by nature or design will cave and vote a bill without a wall. If Senate concurs Trump will veto. It cannot be overridden. The Dems. scream and blame Trump. He doesn't give a lusty one, and the Repubs. are safe because they voted...
  • Near 100 Days, Trump's Biggest Problem is the GOP, Not Dems

    04/25/2017 9:44:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    PJ media ^ | 04/25/2017 | Roger Simon
    Approaching the vaunted one hundred day benchmark, it's clear the Republicans, not the Democrats or their faithful media allies, are the biggest threat to Donald Trumps's presidency. Lost in various ego and ideology-driven agendas, the GOP legislators are doing their best to elect Elizabeth Warren president in 2020. Perhaps they should turn over their donor lists to the Massachusetts senator and make things easier and more direct. This may or may not speak poorly for Trump's managerial skills. And it doesn't account entirely for his poor poll numbers. But if there is a cancer on his presidency, it is coming...
  • REPORT: Democrat Darling in Georgia House Special Election Runs Company That Funds Human Smuggling

    04/24/2017 3:53:22 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 24, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Democrat Congressional Candidate and Georgia darling, Jon Ossoff paid human smugglers operating across Europe approximately $2,000. Everyday we learn more and more about this young Democrat who was foisted onto Georgians by outside money. We also just reported that Ossoff didn’t vote in the 2012 election. He claims he couldn’t vote because he was abroad. Yeah ok, makes sense! Someone who was involved in human smuggling shouldn’t be able to run for office, but since he’s a Democrat, this will probably get swept under the rug.
  • Georgia GOP screwed up the runoff in the 6th

    04/24/2017 9:17:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/17 | Tina Trent
    schisms, not only in the state GOP but also among the various factions of activists – social conservative, citizen activist, party loyal, libertarians The special election for Georgia’s 6th District seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has been described ad nauseam as a referendum on President Trump’s first weeks in office. It was indeed a referendum, but not one about Trump: the referendum was about the failure of the Georgia GOP to do its job.
  • GOP to use Democrats’ past votes against them; Feinstein, Schumer all voted to build wall

    04/24/2017 4:47:33 AM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Kelly Riddell
    Republican lawmakers, making good on President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall along the southern U.S. border, may use Democrats’ past votes and statements on the issue against them. In 2006, under the George W. Bush administration, Congress passed a bill called the Secure Fence Act, which mandated double-layer fencing from San Diego to the southern tip of Texas. In 2007, through the appropriations process, the language was amended to certify 700 miles of fencing to be required, at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security. Twenty-six Senate Democrats voted for the measure, including Chuck Schumer, Dianne...
  • New GOP health care plan is better, but …

    04/22/2017 7:34:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/22/17 | David Hogberg
    Still, there are changes Republicans can make to the federal high-risk pool that would likely get a lot of moderates on board The new Republican health care plan is a big improvement over the disastrous proposed “American Health Care Act” (a.k.a RINOcare). It doesn’t go far enough, of course.
  • ‘Separation of Church and State!’: Leftist Activists Disrupt Michigan Town Hall

    04/21/2017 4:06:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | April 21, 2017 | Adelle Nazarian
    A group of leftist activists wearing pink pussy hats disrupted a Christian opening prayer at Rep. Jack Bergman’s (R-MI) Thursday evening town hall in Gaylord, Michigan, shouting, “Separation of church and state!” as other constituents stood with their heads bowed in respect. Dr. Derek Hagland, the assistant pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Michigan’s First District, had just taken the stage to recite an invocation when activists began chanting, “Separation of church and state!” to disrupt him: “This guy was giving invocation,” Rep. Bergman’s communication director Farahn Morgan told Breitbart News. “He was not necessarily party affiliated in any way....
  • Do Close Special Elections Mean Republicans Are in Trouble?

    04/21/2017 7:31:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/21/2017 | Michael Barone
    What to make of the results of the first two of this spring’s special House elections? Start off by putting them in perspective. They pose a challenge to both political parties, but especially to Republicans, who have been used to an unusually stable partisan alignment, an alignment that has become scrambled by Donald Trump. Those of us who can remember the 1964–84 years have seen much greater partisan churning. Almost half of the congressional districts that voted for Richard Nixon in 1972 elected Democratic congressmen. Some 191 districts split tickets. In 2012, that number was down to 26, the...
  • GOP under pressure as tax reform deadline slips

    04/20/2017 9:15:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 20, 2017 | Naomi Jagoda
    With the deadline for tax reform slipping, some prominent conservatives are pressing President Trump and congressional Republicans to change course. Trump and the GOP have been pushing forward with efforts to make tax changes to both the individual and corporate tax systems in a single bill, with a goal of enacting them by August. But the late summer target looks increasingly unlikely, with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin admitting this week that the timeline has become “highly aggressive to not realistic.” With Republicans are desperate to notch a big legislative win under Trump, several voices in the conservative world are pushing...
  • Republicans Need To Deliver Something…Soon

    04/20/2017 4:45:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Whatever happens in the special runoff election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, Republicans better be paying attention. Democrats are motivated; Republicans are not. If Republicans don’t follow through on what they’ve been promising, what they’ve said for years they will deliver, they not only will lose in 2018, they will deserve it. Democrats are fired up. Sure, it’s by hate, but the motivation doesn’t matter. Anger is usually the motivation for the party out of power, though rarely does it manifest itself in gangs of spoiled college kids attacking people and smashing things. Still, Democrats are willing to use...
  • (Colorado) House gives initial OK to Colorado roads funding bill

    04/17/2017 8:09:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Clay Center Dispatch ^ | March 30, 2017 | Associated Press
    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's legislative leaders knew they faced a hard sell when they unveiled a bipartisan measure to ask voters for a sales tax hike and a bond issue to generate billions of dollars for transportation. That hard sell was on full display before the Democrat-led House initially approved the bill on party lines Thursday. Even after that approval, Republicans kept trying to change the bill.
  • Democrats bristle at Trump infrastructure plans

    04/16/2017 8:10:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | April 6, 2017 | Joan Lowy (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats had hoped the one big policy area they could find common ground with President Donald Trump on was infrastructure, but they don't like what they're hearing from administration officials about the transportation portion of the plan that's still in the works. Trump has promised to generate $1 trillion in infrastructure spending over 10 years. With two of his other top campaign pledges in trouble - an effort to repeal and replace the Obama administration health care law has failed so far, and without savings to the government from health care changes there may not be enough...
  • Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel (luxury pad - in China)

    12/21/2014 9:34:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/20/14 | Michael Daly
    North Korea is so isolated that rather than bring the Internet to its hackers, it brings them to it—in a swank hotel in China. The luxury hotel that has been called a command post for North Korean hackers would make for a unique holiday getaway and give you lots to talk about back home. “Surprisingly Great Hotel - Clean, Tasteful.... and North Korean!” says a trip advisor review for the Chilbosan Hotel in Shenyang, China. For just $53, you get “a deluxe twin room,” including a North Korean breakfast considerably more substantial than those enjoyed by the vast majority of...
  • WikiLeaks Puts More Than 30,000 Hacked Sony Documents Online

    04/16/2015 7:57:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2015-04-16 | Kevin Gosztola
    WikiLeaks has made more than 30,000 documents from last year's Sony Pictures hack available to the public. The documents were put online in a searchable database on Thursday, which WikiLeaks says includes more than 173,132 emails from 2,200 Sony Pictures email addresses. "This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation," Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, wrote in a statement. "It is newsworthy and at the centre of a geo-political conflict. It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there." A Sony Pictures spokesperson said in a statement that it strongly condemned the actions of...
  • The GOP’s Kansas Victory and the Very Favorable Electoral Map in 2018

    04/14/2017 8:12:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/14/2017 | Jeremy Carl
    The special congressional election in Kansas’s fourth congressional district, was, despite the media hype, much ado about — well, maybe not nothing, but very little. The GOP candidate won by 7 percent, a margin that was certainly lower than Trump’s overwhelming victory in the district, but slightly better than Kansas governor Sam Brownback did in the same district in 2014. Given the numerous variables affecting the election (a low-turnout special election, a hugely unpopular governor, a greater-than-average Democratic effort, an un-Trumpian GOP candidate picked at an insiders’ convention rather than in a primary), it is hard to paint that...
  • Flashback: Wannabe POTUS Adviser Joe Scarborough Told GOP To Ditch Candidate Trump

    04/13/2017 11:33:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/12/17
    Chris Buskirk at American Greatness reminds readers of MSNBC host Joe Scarborough getting the 2016 election completely wrong, buying into conventional wisdom that candidate Donald Trump was toast. Scarborough is currently on the warpath against Trump’s campaign CEO Steve Bannon, with day-to-day rants portraying the White House chief strategist as incompetent or mentally unstable. From American Greatness: Before the election Scarborough repeatedly warned Republicans to cut and run from their nominee. In August, he gravely warned that for Republicans the election is “about saving the Senate, it’s about not getting wiped out in the House, it’s about not getting wiped...