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  • 'Not My President!' declare anti-Trump protesters in Atlanta

    02/20/2017 1:00:33 PM PST · by Prov1322 · 3 replies
    ajc.com ^ | Feb. 20, 2017 | Christian Boone
    'Not My President!' declare anti-Trump protesters in Atlanta Several hundred “Not My President’s Day” protesters marched in Atlanta on Monday, arguing Donald Trump is unfit for the White House. The rally was one of a number taking across the country Monday to coincide with Presidents’s Day. About 400 demonstrators in Atlanta walked peacefully from Arts Center in Midtown to Lenox Mall carrying signs and chanting For Tristan Merediz it was his first protest. He’s 72. “I come from South America,” said Merediz, who has lived in the U.S. for 60 years. “Trumps reminds me of a dictator. The way he...
  • Trump names Lt. Gen. HR McMaster as national security adviser

    02/20/2017 12:46:37 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 20, 2017 | Meghan Keneally
    President Donald Trump announced today that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is his new national security adviser.
  • Children in Sweden Abused, Trafficked and Missing; But Apparently “Donald Trump is Wrong”?

    02/20/2017 12:39:05 PM PST · by davikkm · 10 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    More than 35,000 unaccompanied children turn up in Sweden each year* (2016 figures, rising from around 400 per year during the Iraq war) Many face dangers from child rapists, drug dealers, pimps, Gangmasters and Jihadists (in fact, Swedish government programs were infiltrated for Jihadi recruitment according to the Swedish government). Children of all ages arrive in Sweden, predominantly fro Afghan and Somalia (followed by Syrians, Ethiopians and Iraqis), mostly boys. the cost of care for each child is £160 per day. So just the cost of last year’s children who arrived totals more than £2 trillion per annum (£160 x...
  • Teacher placed on leave after encouraging people to “report illegal aliens”

    02/20/2017 12:35:24 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 25 replies
    Yakima Herald ^ | February 18, 2017 | Miles Jay Oliver
    PROSSER, Wash. -- A Prosser elementary schoolteacher was placed on leave Friday after the school district said she posted a Facebook message that could be considered hostile or offensive on the basis of national origin. The post generated a number of emails, phone calls and visits from “concerned citizens and parents” that the school district described as “angry and concerning.” “Due to possible safety and security concerns, as well as concern for disruption of the school environment, this teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending investigation of this incident by the district,” the Prosser School District said in a...
  • Multiple People Breach TSA Checkpoint Without Screening at JFK: Report

    02/20/2017 12:31:12 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 8 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | February 20, 2017 | Breaking 911
    NEW YORK — Nearly a dozen people bypassed security at John F. Kennedy international airport Monday morning. According to the New York Daily News, eleven people walked through the unattended area left unguarded by the TSA.
  • Trump selects Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser

    02/20/2017 12:31:08 PM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2-20-2017 | FoxNews
    President Trump has tapped U.S. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a warrior-scholar deemed an expert in counter insurgency, to be his national security adviser, Fox News has learned. ---------- McMaster, 54, is a career Army officer who is currently director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center. He joined the Army in 1984 and distinguished himself seven years later during the Gulf War. As captain of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment's Eagle Troop, McMaster led a force of just nine tanks that took out more than 80 Iraqi Republican Guard tanks and armored vehicles.
  • Rep Cleaver: Dems ‘Making a Very, Very Serious Mistake’ by Taking African-Americans for Granted

    02/20/2017 12:27:43 PM PST · by davikkm · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    Monday on MSNBC while evaluating President Donald Trump’s election victory over Hillary Clinton, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) said Democrats are making a “very very serious mistake” taking the African-American vote “for granted.”
  • Michael Moore Launches ‘Resistance Calendar’ to Track Anti-Trump Protests

    02/20/2017 12:24:18 PM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/20/17 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Leftist documentary filmmaker Michael Moore launched what he called a “resistance calendar” on Sunday that will track anti-Donald Trump demonstrations across the country. In a tweet announcing the launch of the calendar, the 62-year-old filmmaker described it as a “one-stop site for all anti-Trump actions EVERY DAY nationwide.” A few minutes ago, I launched RESISTANCE CALENDAR! A one-stop site for all anti-Trump actions EVERY DAY nationwide: https://t.co/c0W7beDdzF — Michael Moore (@MMFlint) February 20, 2017 Why I'm part of THE RESISTANCE CALENDAR, a free, daily listing of actions 2 stop Trump near u https://t.co/xcpdEcelHP pic.twitter.com/E4nvi8fD10 — Michael Moore (@MMFlint) February 20,...
  • Russian Envoy To U.N. Dies Suddenly In New York

    02/20/2017 12:22:23 PM PST · by davikkm · 7 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    Reuters reports: Russia’s combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The ministry gave no details on the circumstances of his death but offered condolences to his relatives and said the diplomat had died one day before his 65th birthday. It declined to comment on reports that Churkin had been taken to hospital shortly before his death. President Vladimir Putin was “deeply upset” by the news and had greatly valued Churkin’s professionalism and diplomatic talent, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin as...
  • Blumenthal announces Wi-Fi upgrades at Connecticut VA locations

    02/20/2017 12:21:18 PM PST · by Puppage · 11 replies
    WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) announced Monday morning that contracts have been requested from vendors to provide every room at VA hospitals in Connecticut with Wi-Fi access, after a News 8 exclusive report in 2016. At a news conference Monday, Blumenthal said that every veteran staying at a VA facility should feel connected to the world around them.Every veteran who goes to this facility for patient care deserves this connection to the outside world. It’s just as important as those drugs and doctors are to their recovery.According to Senator Blumenthal, half a million in federal...
  • UVA Paper: Ban Families, Have Govt. Raise All Children

    02/20/2017 12:19:41 PM PST · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 15, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    A UVA student recently published a column in the student newspaper in which he insisted upon the eradication of the American family to establish a more equal society. “A society without the typical household structure may decrease inequality,” wrote Ryan Gorman in a column titled “Phase out the American family” in the The Cavalier Daily, an independent student paper at UVA. . . . Gorman argues that allowing “an expansive bureaucracy” to raise America’s children will have more pros than cons. Benefits, in his opinion, would include striking “disproportionate costs” of childrearing on middle and lower class individuals, as well...
  • Russia's ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC at 64

    02/20/2017 12:10:15 PM PST · by Candor7 · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 20, 2:42 PM EST | EDITH M. LEDERER and JENNIFER PELTZ
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent and personable voice for his country's interests as he sparred with his Western counterparts, died suddenly after falling ill Monday in his office at the mission. Vitaly Churkin, 64, was taken to a hospital in New York, where he died, Russia's deputy U.N. ambassador, Vladimir Safronkov, told The Associated Press. His cause of death wasn't immediately known..............................
  • Breaking: H.R. McMaster is Director of National Security Council

    02/20/2017 11:59:35 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 83 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02/20/2017 | Sean Spicer
    @potus has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as the Director of the National Security Council, Lt Gen Keith Kellogg remains NSC CoS
  • California Goes One Step Beyond ObamaCare, Proposes Single-Payer Healthcare System to Include Illega

    02/20/2017 11:16:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/17 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    Full Title............................California Goes One Step Beyond ObamaCare, Proposes Single-Payer Healthcare System to Include Illegal Aliens..............................California Democrats made a surprise move late Friday to foil President Trump’s promise to repeal ObamaCare—by introducing a stand-alone, single-payer healthcare system in California. The Mercury News reported that two California lawmakers Friday introduced legislation to replace private insurance with a government-run health care system covering all 38 million Californians—including its undocumented residents. “We’ve reached this pivotal moment,” Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), told the Mercury News in an interview Friday, “and I thought to myself: `Look, now more than ever is the time to talk...
  • BREAKING: Marine Le Pen's headquarters RAIDED by police in 'scandal' investigation

    02/20/2017 11:07:21 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    Express Co. (UK) ^ | Feb 20, 2017 | Peter Allen
    A team of anti-fraud officers entered the building in Nanterre, the Paris suburb, while the 48-year-old Front National leader was on her first ever official visit abroad, in Lebanon. An investigating source said: "A raid is underway. Its aim is to find evidence related to the ongoing enquiry." A spokesman for Ms Le Pen immediately accused them of carrying out a "media operation whose goal is to disturb the course of a presidential campaign".
  • Obamacare (And Single-Payer) Can Go Straight To Hell

    02/20/2017 11:03:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    It was September 2013. Obamacare was coming in full force. The law was written in such a way that if the program failed, it would not jeopardize ObamaÂ’s re-election bid. Democrats sponsored town halls to prepare constituents for the health insurance exchanges in their states, or on the federal exchange if that state had opted out. Covered California was advertised as the gold standard for state exchanges. Congresswoman Maxine Waters stepped up as one of its most vocal promoters. She hosted a town hall in St. John the Evangelist Church in Gardena, CA, hoping that she would whip up sentiment...
  • Feds: Nine planes violated President Trump’s airspace over the weekend

    02/20/2017 10:59:39 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 23 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | February 20 | Eliot Kleinberg
    WEST PALM BEACH — At least nine planes violated temporary flight restrictions through Monday morning for President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago stay, with at least two of those having the unique experience of being buzzed by military jets, federal officials confirmed this morning to The Palm Beach Post. Eight of those crossed the line on Friday alone, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.
  • Poll: Swing Voters Trust President Trump over Media by 2:1

    02/20/2017 10:57:52 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 15 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...
  • Trump declares that ANYONE in the US illegally can be deported, regardless of a crime (Tr.)

    02/20/2017 10:47:11 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 97 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-19-2017 | Staff
    Donald Trump may put all of the USA's illegal immigrants in ICE's crosshairs with two new orders that could allow for anyone to be deported, regardless of whether they have committed a crime in the US. The first memo, which says all illegals are subject to deportation, is concerned with internal immigration control. It orders ICE agents to disregard President Obama's order to focus on criminal immigrants and recent arrivals. Instead, the order says, they should switch their focus and prioritize migrants who have been charged with crimes but not yet convicted. It also broadens the scope of ICE powers...
  • State Officials Want Trump To Reverse Obama’s Last-Minute Election Power Grab

    02/20/2017 10:28:35 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-19-2017 | Richard Pollock
    State officials across the nation are fighting former President Barack Obama’s last-minute decision to impose federal authority over state-run election systems, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), which includes officials from all 50 states and U.S. territories, appealed to President Donald Trump in a resolution approved Saturday at the group’s winter meeting to overturn the Obama policy, but doing so may encounter unexpected resistance from the new administration.
  • McCain: Dictators 'get started by suppressing free press'

    02/20/2017 10:01:00 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 92 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/20/17 | Eugene Scott
    Sen. John McCain slammed President Donald Trump's attacks on the media this week by noting dictators "get started by suppressing free press." It was a startling observation from a sitting member of Congress against the President of the United States, especially considering McCain is a member of Trump's party. "I hate the press," the Arizona Republican sarcastically told NBC News' Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press." "I hate you especially. But the fact is we need you. We need a free press. We must have it. It's vital."
  • REPORT: White House Deputy Chief of Staff and #NeverTrumper Source of LEAKS

    02/20/2017 9:53:03 AM PST · by AmericanPride76 · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb 19th, 2017 | Lucian Wintrich
    GotNews reported Sunday that one of the primary sources of the series of leaks that were designed to undermine the Trump Administration and his presidency have been coming from none other than #NeverTrumper Kate Walsh. She is being investigated as one of the primary persons of interest that have been distributing highly confidential information to sources such as The (Failing) New York Times, and others.
  • NATO chief vows Europe will pay 'fair burden’; Pence says 'This must end'

    02/20/2017 9:48:35 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 20,2017
    <p>NATO is ready to put the squeeze on its European member nations to pay their “fair burden” to preserve peace around the world, a top official said Monday.</p> <p>“We expect all allies to make good on a promise made in 2014 and pay their fair burden,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a summit in Brussels attended by Vice President Pence.</p>
  • Writers Guild Awards show gets political

    02/20/2017 9:46:37 AM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    abc tv kvia ^ | Feb. 20, 2017 | Sandra Gonzalez
    A few of the honorees at the Writers Guild of America Awards had strong words for President Donald Trump on Sunday night..."Donald Trump taking Obama's job would be like if the head of linguistics at Rutgers made fun of David Lee Roth, and David Lee Roth was like, 'I'm gonna take his job,'" Oswalt joked, as he mimicked a hit song from the '80s icon. Oswalt was accompanied on stage by two men dressed as "soldiers from armed forces of the Russian Federation." The gag continued all night, with the two uniformed men standing on stage as the evening's honorees...
  • Students, staff celebrate after school drops Michelle O lunch rules

    02/20/2017 9:40:02 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    EAG NEWS ^ | February 20,2017 | BY VICTOR SKINNER
    The freedom from the strict restrictions on calories, fat, sugar, salt and other elements, came at the expense of federal funding to help cover free- and reduced-priced lunches for some students, but district business manager Brett Lago said the decision is already paying off in year one. “We’ve lost, to date, about $40,000 worth of reimbursement, but our sales are up about $50,000 over last year,” he said. “Participation has gone from about 25 percent to 45 percent, and we’re still providing free lunches to all those students who would have been eligible under the school lunch program.” Ditching the...
  • President Donald J. Trump's First Month: Achieving Results for the American People

    02/20/2017 9:28:10 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 7 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | February 20, 2017 | The White House Office of the Press Secretary
    JUMPSTARTING JOB CREATION: President Trump is looking out for American workers that Washington has left behind. • President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum ordering the United States to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and agreement. • President Trump hosted the CEO of Intel to announce Intel’s plan to invest $7 billion in a United States factory that will create 10,000 American jobs. • President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum to clear roadblocks to construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. • President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum declaring that the Dakota Access Pipeline serves the national interest and initiating the...
  • Amish Farmer Faces 68 Years in Prison for Making Natural Product

    02/20/2017 9:17:16 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 78 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-20-2017 | Tim Brown
    This is yet another reason why the Food and Drug Administration should be abolished.  A 56-year-old Amish farmer is now facing 68 years in federal prison because he made a natural health product. Samuel Girod is the father of twelve and grandfather of 25.  He produces natural products in his own kitchen.  Since 2015, he has been facing a 12-count federal indictment. WKYT reports: Girod's troubles started back in 2013 when someone reported his products to the state health department in Missouri. A federal judge in Missouri put an injunction in place, banning Girod from making some of his products...
  • The Schadenfreude Files: Tucson Mayor carjacked.

    02/20/2017 8:51:30 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 2/19/2017 | Miguel
    ".... demanded to know where his car was parked, Rothschild told the Star.Rothschild said that he pointed to his city-owned Toyota Prius ...."
  • Jay Sekulow Provides EVIDENCE Obama Set Up Coup Against Trump

    02/20/2017 8:20:11 AM PST · by Baynative · 71 replies
    Youtube-ACLJ ^ | 2-17-17 | Jay Sekulow
    Jay Sekulow is one of the best. He carefully sources his topics and he knows the law as well as anyone. Do not overlook this story, or neglect to pass it on.
  • United We Stand

    02/20/2017 8:19:24 AM PST · by Charlemagne on the Fox · 3 replies
    C-span ^ | January 24, 1995 | William Jefferson Clinton
    All Americans, not only in the States most heavily affected but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers. That's why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens. In the budget...
  • Coalition of #NeverTrumpers Release Sordid Milo Audio Before CPAC Conference

    02/20/2017 7:57:17 AM PST · by davikkm · 104 replies
    Several of the organizations openly supported the Hillary Clinton campaign and worked to defeat Donald Trump. On Saturday CPAC announced Milo Yiannopolous would be speaking at CPAC 2017. On Sunday the #NeverTrump Reagan Battalion released very sordid audio of Milo Yiannopolous discussing sex and 13 year-olds. (For the record– Reagan Battalion blocked The Gateway Pundit from reading their tweets.) Never trust a #NeverTrumper. This is a disgusting story all the way around.
  • Former Heritage Scholar Is Now Drafting Trump's First Budget 

    02/20/2017 7:53:23 AM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | February 20th, 2017
    Paul Winfree, former director of Heritage's Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, is serving as the White House’s director of budget policy and deputy director of the Domestic Policy Council. Winfree was appointed to the high-profile job during President Donald Trump's transition. 
  • Trump's Prediction

    02/20/2017 7:33:29 AM PST · by pgkdan · 9 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 02/18/17 | Gary Bauer
    During Thursday’s White House press conference, President Trump berated the media for its dishonesty and hateful tone. He spoke for nearly 80 minutes and covered a wide range of topics. He also predicted that the media would grossly distort the press conference. The president said, “Tomorrow they will say ‘Donald Trump rants and raves.’ I’m not ranting and raving.” Well, guess what? He was right! And the reaction was immediate. Shepard Smith of Fox News said, “It is crazy what we are watching every day, it is absolutely crazy.” CNN’s Jake Tapper called the press conference “wild” and “unhinged.” NBC’s...
  • ICE: 949,382 illegals with 'removal orders' still free, raids get just .07%

    02/20/2017 7:24:49 AM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/20/17 | Paul Bedard
    Despite media reports of a massive crackdown by President Trump on illegal immigrants, just a tiny percentage of the nearly 1 million on the government's deportation list have been arrested, according to statistics provided to Congress. The 680 seized in recent sweeps by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agents represent just .07 percent of the 950,062 with deportation orders as of May 21, 2016. ... There are an estimated 3 million illegal immigrants with criminal records in addition to their illegal status and the administration has said it will make them a priority for removal. The numbers in the ICE...
  • Let the Market Fix Health Care

    02/20/2017 7:03:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Republicans agree that Obamacare has failed and must be repealed. But they can’t agree on the replacement “plan.” The one thing they shouldn’t do is devise another grand scheme like the Obama “plan.” The answer is not a new and better big government “plan.” Instead, the president and Congress should take specific actions to free the market so patients and providers can create a health care system that serves everyone. When President Barack Obama proposed his federal takeover of the healthcare system, he was right about one thing: American medical care was a mess. Government provided half the funding, created...
  • The NY Times Asks "How We Can Get Rid Of Trump?"

    02/20/2017 6:34:51 AM PST · by blam · 68 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-20-2017 | Tyler Durden
    The always 'fair and balanced' New York Times' Nicholas Kristof (author of such 'real news' as "Donald Trump: Kremlin Employee of the Month?", "What Did Trump Know, and When Did He Know It?" and "Donald Trump: The Russian Poodle") has outdone himself with this week's 'opinion' piece, asking "We’re just a month into the Trump presidency, and already so many are wondering: How can we end it?" While thousands turn out to Trump's rallies, and several polls suggest the America that voted for Trump is still supportive of Trump and his actions, Kristoff points out that one poll from Public...
  • Popularizing the meme of Trump-as-fascist

    02/20/2017 6:40:56 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 20, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    There is an all-out campaign to plant the words “fascist” and “trump” together in the public mind.  Josef Goebbels and the advertising industry both know that if people hear or read a pair words together often enough, the brain starts associating them automatically. This is the theory behind The Big Lie, and is also the theory behind advertising that puts the concepts of “Coke” and “refreshing” together so often. Thus, we have David Brooks, of the New York Times and PBS, expounding on taxpayer-subsidized airways, and invoking the f-word for our president. The entire 12-minute segment is embedded below for...
  • How the Southern Poverty Law Center Faked an Islamophobia Crisis

    02/20/2017 6:32:05 AM PST · by detective · 43 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 20, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Look out!  It’s another fake Islamophobia crisis.   “Huge Growth in Anti-Muslim Hate Groups During 2016: SPLC Report,” wails NBC News. “Watchdog: Number of anti-Muslim hate groups tripled since 2015,” FOX News bleats. ABC News vomits up this word salad. “Trump cited in report finding increase in US hate groups for 2nd year in a row.” The SPLC stands for the Southern Poverty Law Center: an organization with slightly less credibility than Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, and without the academic degree in greasepaint. And you won’t believe the shameless way the SPLC faked its latest Islamophobia crisis. The...
  • WIKILEAKS EXPOSES THE TOP 30 REPORTERS ON HILLARY CLINTON'S PAYROLL

    02/20/2017 5:36:51 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 26 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIm7MRNqFxU
  • Labor Lost a Friend

    02/20/2017 5:12:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2017 | John C. Goodman
    Last week, Andy Puzder, President Trump’s pick to become Secretary of Labor, withdrew from consideration for the post. That is a huge loss for American workers. For those at the bottom of the income ladder, there is no better system than a free labor market. Adam Smith recognized that fundamental truth more than 200 years ago and economic studies ever since have confirmed it. Puzder understood this – both as an employer and a thinker.As far as I know, Puzder would have been the first Secretary of Labor who has created thousands of private sector jobs – employing 20,200...
  • Rand Paul: We’re “Very Lucky” Trump Is in Charge and Not McCain

    02/20/2017 4:31:16 AM PST · by davikkm · 51 replies
    Meanwhile, McCain continued his attacks on Trump this morning comparing his actions to a dictator. The Hill reported: Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) ripped fellow Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) on Sunday after McCain criticized President Trump’s escalating war of words with the media. He argued that the nation is “very lucky” that Trump is president and not McCain, who won the 2008 GOP nomination but lost to Barack Obama in the general election. Paul said that McCain’s recent criticisms of Trump are driven by his “personal dispute” with the president over foreign policy. He added that McCain and Trump are...
  • Trinidad and Tobago to Consider More Gun Permit Reform

    02/20/2017 4:30:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    ammoland ^ | 14 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Trinidad and Tobago is a small island nation just off the coast of Venezuela. In Trinidad and Tobago, legally obtaining a gun is not easy. The problem is that much power is vested in the Chief of Police, and there is a long tradition of delaying permits or ignoring appeals.  In 2011, a reform was passed to create a Firearms Appeals Board. The appeals board was finally appointed in October of 2012. It had yet to meet as of February of 2013.  From the guardian.co.tt: Getting a gun licence is not that easy. Chairman of the Firearms Appeal Board...
  • Illegal Immigrant Family Shocked at Immigration Laws Being Enforced

    02/20/2017 4:16:19 AM PST · by davikkm · 87 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    The family of an illegal immigrant arrested during a recent roundup of criminal aliens seems shocked that immigration laws are being enforced. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested Miguel Angel Torres, an illegal immigrant living in Austin, Texas, for the past fourteen years, during the recent Operation Cross Check roundup of criminal aliens. It appears immigration officers arrested Torres while they were looking for his brother-in-law, a previously deported illegal alien, the Texas Tribune reported. “[My husband] is a person who’s never done anything wrong and who complies with the law,” Irma Perez, the wife of the illegal immigrant,...
  • Brownback Asks Trump To Save Some Kansas Highway Projects

    02/19/2017 11:10:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    KCUR 89.3 ^ | January 26, 2017 | Jim McLean & Sam Zeff
    Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is hoping the federal government can rescue several critical infrastructure projects that the state can no longer afford.The Brownback administration recently sent what amounts to a wish list to President Donald Trump for inclusion in his planned infrastructure initiative. It includes the following $240 million in highway and bridge projects delayed or abandoned because of the state’s ongoing budget problems: $50 million to replace a section of the Lewis and Clark Viaduct that carries Interstate 70 across the Kansas River between Kansas and Missouri.$91 million to build an I-235 interchange in Wichita.$45 million to reconstruct...
  • Trump’s Labor Nominee Let Bill Clinton’s Pedophile Buddy Off The Hook

    02/19/2017 10:02:10 PM PST · by Tours · 46 replies
    We Are Change ^ | 2/16/2016 | Cassandra Failrbanks
    On Thursday, President Donald Trump named Alexander Acosta as his new nominee for secretary of labor — the same man who cut a sweetheart plea deal with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in 2008. Acosta, while working as the top federal prosecutor in Miami, agreed not to file any federal charges against Epstein — who was accused of having sex with dozens of underage teen girls — in exchange for him pleading guilty to state charges of soliciting prostitution and soliciting a minor for prostitution. The infamous pedophile had been accused of recruiting dozens of underage girls into a sex-slave network....
  • 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 · 13 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>
  • Trump isn't adjusting well to life in the White House — he's reportedly experiencing 'cabin fever'

    02/19/2017 9:36:07 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 112 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 19, 2017 | jeremy Berke
    President Donald Trump reportedly isn't adjusting well to life in the White House after his first month in office. That's according to Axios' Mike Allen's latest newsletter, in which he writes that a Trump adviser told him the president is experiencing "cabin fever" in the White House. Trump is reportedly experiencing headaches and frustration that he can't spend his evenings dining at restaurants like he could around Trump Tower in his old neighborhood in New York City. Trump's campaign-style rally in Melbourne, Florida, on Saturday — during which he castigated the news media and mentioned a nonexistent incident in Sweden...
  • Canadians Starting to Worry Over Increase of Asylum Seekers (Priceless Video, EH. Butts puckering)

    02/19/2017 9:33:49 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 19, 2017 | Mary Chastain
    “It’s about to blow. I think there’s going to be confrontations.” A few weeks ago, President Donald Trump signed his executive order that halted immigration for only a few months and from only seven countries until the government could develop a better vetting process. These countries have high Islamic terrorism occurrences, so it makes sense for our national security, right? The left pounced on him, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put on a big show countering Trump’s actions. Trudeau said Canada will welcome everyone no matter their faith and blah blah blah. Well, the welcoming spirit has started to...
  • 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 · 38 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...
  • U.S. Transportation department executive approved grant days before taking job with rail contractor

    02/19/2017 9:01:04 PM PST · by blueyon · 25 replies
    LATimes ^ | 2/18/17 | Ralph Vartabedian
    "U.S. Transportation department executive approved grant days before taking job with rail contractor" A top Obama administration executive at the U.S. Department of Transportation approved a $647-million grant for a California rail project in mid-January and less than two weeks later went to work for a Los Angeles-based contractor involved in the project, The Times has learned. The grant provides a significant part of the money required to install a $2-billion electrical power system on the Bay Area’s Caltrain commuter rail system, allowing the rail to retire its diesel locomotives.