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  • BOOM! Tucker Carlson Smashes Megyn Kelly’s Ratings by 27% in First Week

    01/16/2017 7:54:54 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    BOOM! Tucker Carlson Smashes Megyn Kelly’s Ratings by 27% in First Week Jim Hoft Jan 16th, 2017 Tucker Carlson got off to an amazing start his first week following The O’Reilly Factor on FOX News Channel. In his first week Carlson was up 27% over Megyn Kelly’s numbers from the same week last year.
  • John Brennan: Trump's 'Nazi Germany' tweet to US agencies was 'outrageous'

    01/16/2017 7:14:52 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 81 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1-15-2017 | Staff
    The outgoing CIA director admonished the president-elect for ‘talking and tweeting’ without fully understanding Russia’s threat to national security “I think he has to be mindful that he does not have a full appreciation and understanding of what the implications are of going down that road.” Brennan also said he took “great umbrage” at Trump’s suggestion that agencies biased against him were behaving as if the US were “Nazi Germany”.
  • WUt? DC mayor wants to kick out the homeless, but defend illegal aliens

    01/16/2017 6:46:06 AM PST · by 198ml · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/16/17 | Carly Hoilman
    In September, D.C.’s Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced the Homeless Services Modernization Amendment Act, in order to update and improve the 2005 Homeless Services Reform Act. The proposed legislation would now require homeless individuals seeking shelter to provide proof of residency, to ensure that District residents receive priority. Ironically, the city has taken the exact opposite approach to the issue of illegal immigration. Mayor Bowser announced this week that she has pledged $500,000 in taxpayer money for a grant program to help illegal-immigrant residents in deportation proceedings, among other services. Interestingly enough, there seems to be no requirements for such...
  • Alveda C. King, MLK's niece, voted Donald Trump

    01/16/2017 6:20:48 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2017 | Matt C. Abbott
    ... As a Catholic commentator and pro-life advocate, I asked Evangelist Alveda C. King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a pro-life leader (she serves as director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, the African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries), if she hopes Mr. Trump will be a pro-life president. Evangelist King graciously responded as follows: ‘I pray that all polar opposites learn to Agape Love, live and work together as brothers and sisters—or perish as fools. While I voted for Mr. Trump, my confidence remains in God, for life, liberty and the...
  • Hispanic Dems warn Latinos will be hit hard by ObamaCare repeal

    01/16/2017 6:17:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/16/2017 | BY RAFAEL BERNAL
    Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) warn that repealing ObamaCare without an appropriate replacement would disproportionately hurt Latino families. "First and foremost we need to protect and defend healthcare for the American people," Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) told The Hill on Thursday. House Republicans on Friday passed a measure to begin dismantling the Affordable Cart Act (ACA) through a process known as budget reconciliation, which can bypass a Senate filibuster. Democrats are decrying the push to roll back the healthcare law, arguing there could be disastrous consequences for people with serious illnesses. "We want to make sure that people...
  • Fire Brennan -- or Abolish the CIA?

    01/16/2017 6:07:09 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 69 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 August 2014 | Jack Kenny
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called for the firing of CIA Director John Brennan after an internal investigation by the agency confirmed that some CIA officials electronically spied on Senate committee work on an investigation into the agency's interrogation techniques. Paul was sharply critical of the agency for violating the security of a Senate committee's database and of Brennan for his earlier denial that it happened. "It is illegal for the CIA to spy on Americans and an affront to our republic to spy on the Senate," Sen. Paul said in statement released on Friday. He added, "Brennan told the American...
  • Remembering Rich Blumenthal's Vietnam Deception

    01/16/2017 5:37:17 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 16, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Senate smear never paid a price for claiming he served. In the confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions, president-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Attorney General, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, proceeded as though David Horowitz had been the AG choice. David Horowitz was not present but Blumenthal cited his statements that all the major Muslim organizations are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, that 80 percent of the mosques in America are filled with hate against Jews, and that too many blacks are in prison because too many blacks commit crimes. Senator Blumenthal, an attorney, had not taken the trouble to investigate...
  • White House press corps objects 'strenuously' to being booted out

    01/16/2017 5:03:44 AM PST · by kevcol · 77 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2017 | Kyle Feldscher
    The White House press corps is "strenuously" objecting to any attempt to eject it from its West Wing digs, a move reportedly being considering by President-elect Trump's communications team. . . . "The WHCA will fight to keep the briefing room and West Wing access to senior administration officials open. We object strenuously to any move that would shield the president and his advisers from the scrutiny of an on-site White House press corps."
  • Shattuck: Hope coming for black America

    01/16/2017 5:00:01 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 7 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 01-16-17 | Tom Shattuck
    In the late 1960s, much of Martin Luther King’s work was directed at improving the conditions for black Americans, with a pragmatic approach of eradicating poverty, unemployment and the many other dead ends that hindered a path to the American Dream. Many of those hindrances remain, and not until now, with a President Donald Trump about to take office, has there been such an opportunity to demolish the constraints that have stifled opportunity in minority neighborhoods. He considers it a personal challenge.
  • Protestors to Inauguration Paid In Tulsa

    01/16/2017 4:40:11 AM PST · by Candor7 · 66 replies
    Back Page ^ | 12 January 2017 | Backpage
    (Thanks to Freeper Fred Nerks.) Protestors are being paid and trained in Oklahoma. Our Community Organizer president wants to go out with a Bang! Shall we accommodate him?
  • How Barack Obama Fundamentally Transformed the United States

    01/16/2017 4:15:42 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    NC Register ^ | January 15, 2017 | Paul Kengor
    It was a bold statement, revolutionary even, surpassed only by the response of those in attendance, who, rather than pausing to reflect upon such an audacious assertion, wildly applauded. To be sure, these Obama enthusiasts would have ecstatically cheered anything he said at that moment. There was a full-fledged personality cult in motion at that time. The new president could have promised anything and received a giddy reaction. Obama himself admitted to serving as a kind of “blank screen” upon which Americans desiring some warm-and-fuzzy “hope and change” could project whatever they wanted. But even then, the words “fundamentally transform”...
  • Shootout at U.S. Consulate... Cartel-Terrorist Attack Plan for Trump Inauguration

    01/16/2017 2:39:16 AM PST · by greeneyes · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 1/12/2017 | Unknown
    A deadly shootout at the construction site of the new American Consulate occurred this week in a Mexican border town where Islamic terrorists and drug cartels plan to launch attacks against the U.S. during the period surrounding the presidential inauguration, high-level government sources tell Judicial Watch. An unknown number of gunmen fired multiple rounds adjacent to the new U.S. Consulate compound in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, a crime-infested city in the state of Tamaulipas that lies directly across from Laredo, Texas.
  • National Portrait Gallery Installs Photo Of President-Elect Trump

    01/16/2017 1:42:56 AM PST · by cpforlife.org · 23 replies
    npr.org ^ | January 13, 2017· | Becky Harlan
    A 1989 photograph of Donald Trump tossing a red apple was installed today at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The museum is known for having one of two complete collections of presidential portraits, the other belonging to the White House. This portrait of President-elect Donald Trump, however, isn't one of those official presidential portraits. The image by photographer Michael O'Brien became part of the museum's collection in 2011 as a gift from Bill and Sally Wittliff, along with 16 other portraits taken by O'Brien. While it wasn't known at the time that the photograph would one day...
  • Poll: Majority of Americans think race relations are getting worse

    01/15/2017 10:06:18 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/16/17 | Krissah Thompson and Scott Clement
    Pessimism about race relations in America is higher than it has been in nearly a generation, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. In the aftermath of the mass shooting of police officers in Dallas and the high-profile police shooting deaths of two black men, in Baton Rouge and suburban St. Paul, Minn., more than 6 in 10 adults say race relations are generally bad, and a majority say they are getting worse. {..snip..}
  • Was CIA Director Brennan's 1976 Vote for a Communist Just a Youthful Indiscretion?

    01/15/2017 10:00:32 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 38 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 September 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    During a panel discussion Thursday at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference, CIA Director John Brennan was trying to make the point that just because an individual has an “activist” background, that wouldn’t, or shouldn’t, keep him from working for the federal government in sensitive positions. After all, he said, the CIA hired him even after he admitted voting for a communist in the 1976 presidential elections.In 1980, Brennan was trying to obtain a top security clearance for the Central Intelligence Agency, and part of the process involved taking a lie detector test. He was asked: “Have you ever...
  • The Wollman Rink vs. the Congressional Budget Office (On Trump rebuilding the NYC ice rink)

    01/15/2017 9:47:06 PM PST · by aquila48 · 4 replies
    Gingrich Productions ^ | January 13, 2017 | Newt
    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is simply incompatible with the Trump era. President-elect Trump won as an entrepreneurial change agent who would “drain the swamp”, get Washington under control, take charge of the bureaucracies, and get things done in an entrepreneurial, common sense way. The Congressional Budget Office is the opposite of these commitments. It is a left-wing, corrupt, bureaucratic defender of big government and liberalism. Its scoring of ObamaCare was not just wrong, it was clearly corrupt. CBO literally brought in the architect of ObamaCare to be the adviser on scoring the very Obamacare legislation that he helped write....
  • Newt Gingrich on Trumpism: How Trump Beat the Liberal Media

    01/15/2017 9:34:00 PM PST · by greeneyes · 30 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 1/13/2017 | Newt Gingrich
    Link only. Entertaining, Interesting, and Insightful speech by Newt.
  • FLASHBACK: Eisenhower Farewell Address (Best Quality) - 'Military Industrial Complex' WARNING

    01/15/2017 9:01:50 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Published on May 17, 2015 All other versions of this video that I have seen have scratchy audio or bad video, so I decided to put together this one with the best quality of both. Jump to Ike's warning about the "unwarranted influence... by the Military-Industrial Complex": 8:41
  • Trump Promises ‘Insurance for Everybody’

    01/15/2017 8:44:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 15, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump says his plan to replace the nation’s health care law will include “insurance for everybody.” Trump made the comment in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday. The president-elect says: “We’re going to have insurance for everybody. There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.”
  • Back in the delta, US envoy Kerry meets Viet Cong foe

    01/15/2017 6:14:53 PM PST · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 1/14/17 | afp Dave Clark
    Viet Cong veteran Vo Ban Tam remembers the first time he crossed paths with John Kerry on the banks on the Bay Hap river, a day that ended in bloodshed. Almost a half-century later, the now 70-year-old Mekong Delta shrimp farmer locked eyes with the US Secretary of State on Saturday and they warmly grasped hands in mutual respect. Kerry returned to the Vietnam waterway at the end of a visit to the Communist nation, less than a week before he was to leave office, searching for the spot where he won a Silver Star for bravery as a young...
  • Lady Liberty Will Be Depicted as Black Woman on New Coin, Treasury Says

    01/15/2017 5:52:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    KKTV ^ | Jan 14, 2017
    Lady Liberty will be depicted as a black women on a coin -- the first time in the nation’s history Lady Liberty has not been a white woman -- the U.S. Treasury Department announced on Thursday. The coin, worth about $100 face value, is part of a commemorative series to honor the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Mint. “The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin is the first in a series of 24-karat gold coins that will feature designs which depict an allegorical Liberty in a variety of contemporary forms-including designs representing Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Indian-Americans among others-to reflect...
  • Colorado City to Pay $325,000 For Unlawful Search and Seizure

    01/15/2017 5:49:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    An attempt to locate a bank robbery suspect is costing the city of Aurora $325,000. The city agreed to settle a lawsuit brought forth by people who were detained at an intersection while police tried to find a man who robbed a nearby bank. Some motorists were approached at gunpoint by police following the robbery, handcuffed and made to wait two hours before the scene was cleared. Stacks of money stolen from the bank contained a GPS tracking device that led police to the intersection. When police arrived in the area, they weren't able to use GPS to specifically pinpoint...
  • Davos elites struggle for answers as Trump era dawns

    01/15/2017 5:42:43 PM PST · by greeneyes · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 1, 2017 | Noah Barkin
    DAVOS, Switzerland - The global economy is in better shape than it's been in years. Stock markets are booming, oil prices are on the rise again and the risks of a rapid economic slowdown in China, a major source of concern a year ago, have eased. And yet, as political leaders, CEOs and top bankers make their annual trek up the Swiss Alps to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the mood is anything but celebratory.
  • ‘Silent Fear’: Party of Davos Founder Plans Emergency D.C. Meeting to Discuss How to Handle Trump

    01/15/2017 5:29:31 PM PST · by Rockitz · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Jan 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    The World Economic Forum’s annual gathering of globalist political, financial and cultural elitists is underway in Davos, Switzerland, but the organization’s founder is planning an emergency Washington, D.C., meeting in 2017 for worried elites worldwide to discuss how to deal with President-elect Donald J. Trump. “The World Economic Forum is listening to Donald Trump,” Bloomberg’s Stephen Morris and Erik Schatzker wrote on Sunday. “The organization will convene a special meeting in Washington this year to discuss issues raised during the president-elect’s campaign and the populist wave that swept him to victory, WEF founder Klaus Schwab told Bloomberg Television on Sunday....
  • John McCain: 'Never forgive' John Lewis over vague church bombing reference

    01/15/2017 4:36:24 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    AL.com ^ | July 31, 2013 | Madison Underwood
    U.S. Sen. John McCain has been known to hold a grudge, but there's one grudge the Republican from Arizona has been holding for nearly five years now. It stems back to comments U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, made during the 2008 presidential race, when McCain and his veep pick, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, were running a heated campaign against then-Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden. In a lengthy New Republic interview with McCain published Tuesday, McCain compares some of the rhetoric his campaign was using against Obama ("palling around with terrorists") to rhetoric directed at his campaign. "With all due...
  • ‘First Hundred Days’ – President-Elect Trump Bypasses Accepted Tradition

    01/15/2017 4:30:47 PM PST · by Randall_S · 9 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 15, 2017 | USA Transnational Report
    By Wallace Bruschweiler and William Palumbo Franklin Delano Roosevelt began an American tradition with his “First Hundred Days” of sweeping legislation, ushering in the New Deal and forever changing American politics and, more broadly, American life. Let there be little doubt about it: President-Elect Donald J. Trump has forever altered this tradition, as he began practically governing the day after he was elected fair and square in an historic upset. What has Trump accomplished as President-Elect? The below list only includes the highlights of a truly remarkable (and exciting) transition period. Jobs - This week, Amazon announced a plan to...
  • Glenn Greenwald Discusses “The Deep State” With Tucker Carlson…

    01/15/2017 4:26:17 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 20 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 12, 2016 | Sundance
    While it might be disconcerting for some, and Glenn Greenwald is not a political ally, we hold no reservations about exposing the UniParty’s connections to Deep State constructs whenever it surfaces.
  • Trump is Hand Grenade Thrown by American Working Class Against the System

    01/15/2017 3:40:35 PM PST · by Lorianne · 42 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 13 January 2017 | John HarrisonRead more: https://sputniknews.com/radio_brave_new_world/201701131049567203-trump-ameri
    The last year has taught us, with Brexit, the US elections, growing anti-EU sentiment on the continent of Europe, that ignoring national interests, which are more and more often expressed in terms of national culture and identity, is not possible anymore. Will this translate through into the reconstruction of economic protectionism? Professor Steve Keen, from the University of Kingston, an economist and an author answers this question. Are identity and culture the new important subjects in politics? Professor Keen gives an explanatory answer. To him, a progressive form of identity and gender politics and socialist politics have been bedfellows for...
  • Bob Woodward: ‘Trump’s Right’ — Intel Community Has Treated Him Like ‘Garbage’

    01/15/2017 2:56:31 PM PST · by drewh · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:35 AM 01/15/2017 | Christian Datoc
    Bob Woodward backed Donald Trump in his ongoing feud against the U.S. intelligence community during a panel discussion on “Fox News Sunday.” “In Trump’s mind, he knows the old adage, ‘once a C.I.A. man, always a C.I.A. man,’ and no one came out and said those people shouldn’t be saying those things,” the Washington Post’s famed editor explained. “So act two is the briefing when this dossier is put out.” “I’ve lived in this world for 45 years where you get things and people make allegations,” he continued. “That is a garbage document.” “It never should have been presented as...
  • It’s time to face facts: Obama’s presidency was a failure

    01/15/2017 2:49:03 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 14, 2017 | 2:06pm | Kyle Smith
    The closing arguments for the Obama years are arriving, and they aren’t helping the outgoing president. A case in point is a new book published this week, one that acknowledges “Obama’s supporters have experienced [his presidency] as a continuous disappointment.” Those supporters, and others, must have noticed that “for most of Obama’s term, wage gains were largely confined to the rich.” Or that “The administration’s planning in Libya clearly failed” or “It is certain that the actual outcome [of Obama’s Syria policy] was disastrous.” Even many of President Obama’s proudest achievements look about as enduring as April snow: “If there...
  • In Scathing Attack, CIA Director Brennan Warns Trump To "Watch What He Says"

    01/15/2017 1:58:25 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 126 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-15-2017 | Tyler Durban
    The departing CIA director John Brennan has launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, warning the President-elect does not fully understand the threat posed to the US by Russia. As Reuters reports, Brennan's comments, during an interview on "Fox News Sunday," exposed the simmering tensions between the president-elect and the intelligence community he has criticized and is on the verge of commanding. Brennan also questioned the message it sends to the world if the president-elect broadcasts he does not have confidence in the United States' own intelligence agencies.
  • Fake news on polar bear survival predictions is political posturing

    01/15/2017 1:53:27 PM PST · by yoe · 8 replies
    Polar Bear Science ^ | January 9, 2017 | Susan J. Crockford
    I call this fake news because it’s not news – media headlines around the world today (New York Times, Washington Post, DailyMail) are trumpeting the release of a final version of a draft report released with (similar fanfare) more than a year ago, announced today by the US Fish & Wildlife Service in the official US government publication, (Federal Register).(Without action on climate change, say goodbye to polar bears”) is exactly the kind of sensationalized nonsense I address in my new detailed science book, (Polar Bears: Outstanding Survivors of Climate Change) (announced (here) and discussed (here)
  • USDA Study Reveals What Food Stamps Are Really Spent On (10% of Budget on Soft Drinks alone!)

    01/15/2017 12:38:16 PM PST · by drewh · 37 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan 15 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Michael Bloomberg and Michelle Obama have been lecturing us (or at least those among us who use food stamps, aka SNAP) to no avail when it comes to sugary soft drinks. Anahad O’Conner of the New York Times reports: What do households on food stamps buy at the grocery store? The answer was largely a mystery until now. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the $74 billion food stamp program called SNAP, has published a detailed report that provides a glimpse into the shopping cart of the typical household that receives food stamps. The findings show that the No....
  • Pope Francis meets with Mahmoud Abbas as the Palestinian Embassy to the Holy See is inaugurated

    01/15/2017 12:24:38 PM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Asia News ^ | January 14, 2017 | unknown
    Pope Francis met this morning with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in a private audience at the Vatican. The meeting, which began at 10.12, lasted 20 minutes in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, some sources report. During the tęte-ŕ-tęte, the Palestinian president said that the "Pope loves the Palestinian people and loves peace." Mahmoud Abbas told the press afterwards that "The Holy See has recognised Palestine as an independent state, and I hope other countries will follow the Vatican’s example and recognise the Palestinian state." In a cordial atmosphere, Pope Francis embraced President Abbas and told him “It is a pleasure...
  • Former Harry Reid aide takes parting shot at Valerie Jarrett

    01/15/2017 11:36:47 AM PST · by ColdOne · 95 replies
    Washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1/12/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    This is just freaking embarrassing- but then again no one could ever figure out what Valerie jarret did besides demand a ss agent and a car https://t.co/HqHv9cfwvI— jim manley (@jamespmanley) January 12, 2017 A former top aide to Harry Reid took a parting shot at fellow Democrat and White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett on Thursday, questioning exactly what she has been doing for the last eight years. James Manley, a former spokesman to the former Democratic Senate leader from Nevada, tweeted that the public and those in Congress still don't understand what Jarrett contributed to the Obama administration during...
  • DELUSION: How in the world did the WH chief of staff make THIS claim w/a straight face? (No Scandals

    01/15/2017 11:32:19 AM PST · by Syncro · 57 replies
    twitchy ^ | 1:42 pm January 15, 2017 | by Jacob B.
    DELUSIONAL: How in the world did the WH chief of staff make THIS claim with a straight face? In the midst of lavishing praise on his boss and the administration, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said he is so proud that the Obama administration has been “historically free of scandal.” .@Denis44 McDonough says the thing he's most proud of is that Obama is ‘historically free of scandal’ #CNNsotu https://t.co/Mj6Tc5xJiF— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 15, 2017
  • WH Chief of Staff McDonough: Obama Administration Has Been ‘Historically Free of Scandal’

    01/15/2017 11:08:18 AM PST · by Rockitz · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 January 2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough said he is proud that the Obama administration has been “historically free of scandal.”
  • Trump: IT WILL CHANGE!!!!

    01/15/2017 11:05:57 AM PST · by Resettozero · 59 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1PM, January 15, 2017 | President-elect Donald John
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 3m3 minutes ago For many years our country has been divided, angry and untrusting. Many say it will never change, the hatred is too deep. IT WILL CHANGE!!!!
  • Lewis suggests Trump wants to return nation to pre-civil rights era

    01/15/2017 11:01:48 AM PST · by kevcol · 120 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    "Today, Donald Trump attacked me on Twitter. He said that I'm 'all talk' and 'no action,'" Lewis wrote in a fundraising email sent out by the Democratic National Committee. "Some leaders reject decades of progress and want to return to the dark past, when the power of law was used to deny the freedoms protected by the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and its Amendments," he wrote. "We need leaders who will stand up and speak up and speak out for Americans, not someone who will work against us. Not someone who will move us backwards.
  • In Trump, man elected by Americans is president they'll get

    01/15/2017 10:44:03 AM PST · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    SantaCruz Sentinel ^ | January 15, 2017 | JULIE PACE Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- After 10 weeks, dozens of tweets and one rollicking news conference, Donald Trump's transition into the White House has left little doubt that the man Americans elected in November is the president they'll get. The immense responsibilities of the office and the daunting decisions that await Trump when he takes office Friday have not appeared to change the confrontational, divisive Republican.Just days away from his inauguration, Trump is still litigating old campaign fights and picking new ones with intelligence agencies and Rep. John Lewis, the Georgia Democrat and civil rights movement veteran. Trump is refusing to be...
  • Trump White House to Evict Press?

    01/15/2017 10:30:38 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 15, 2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus addressed a report on whether reporters will be working daily inside the White House by explaining the plan is to possibly expand the White House press briefing room which would mean office space for reporters would have to be moved but where “hasn’t been determined.”
  • Kerry calls [Israel's] PM from Paris, vows no further UN action (HUGE victory for Trump and Bibi

    01/15/2017 10:03:37 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 30 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | January 15, 2017 | Raphael Ahren and Times of Israel staff
    US Secretary of State John Kerry called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday from the Paris peace conference, promising to prevent any followup action to a resolution set to be drawn up on Sunday, either at the confab itself or at the United Nations Security Council. After a month of chilly ties between Washington and Jerusalem, Kerry updated Netanyahu about the steps he was taking to “soften” the text of the final communique, which is expected to be issued by the conference participants later Sunday.
  • Jerry Brown Wants 42% Gas Tax Hike to Bail Out CalPERS

    01/15/2017 9:58:11 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 15, 2017 | by CHRISS W. STREET
    Despite tax collection increasing by 50 percent in the last 9 years, California’s public pension insolvency is forcing Gov. Jerry Brown to propose a dangerously unpopular 42 percent increase in gasoline taxes and a 141 percent increase in vehicle registration fees. Breitbart News reported on January 9 that Gov. Brown announced that for the first time since 2012, California’s $122.8 billion General Fund Budget is in deficit by $1.6 billion. Despite a near bankruptcy during the financial crisis, California’s tax revenues have increased by about $43 billion in the last 9 years. Brown on Monday only suggested relatively painless spending...
  • Drought and storms prove again California needs more storage

    01/15/2017 9:29:21 AM PST · by Mariner · 29 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 15th, 2017 | By Dan Walters
    After a half-decade of drought, California has been buffeted this winter by a series of powerful rain and snowstorms that dumped countless billions of gallons of water on the state’s watersheds. Some of the deluge was captured in the form of mountain snows that will feed rivers and streams during the annual spring melt. But at lower elevations, it was rain, some retained in man-made reservoirs that had become seriously depleted, but most flowing swiftly to the Pacific Ocean. At one point last week, flows on the Sacramento River and its American River tributary were more than 130,000 cubic feet...
  • Let’s Get Real on Ethics for the Trump Administration

    01/15/2017 8:29:04 AM PST · by yoe · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 15, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    A wise soul who dabbles within the political arena advised me during a recent lunch that I should explore the idea of whether the Democrats are really interested in prosperity. I told him that the last eight years were prima facia evidence that they are not. If you are following the confirmation process for Trump appointees, you would have further evidence they have no clue.[snip]Before anyone goes off the deep end, no one is suggesting we allow rampant corruption in government. We certainly do not want to be running a banana republic. But it depends on how you frame “corruption.”...
  • Obama White House Refuses to Call Trump ‘Legitimate’ President

    01/15/2017 8:21:20 AM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/15/2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    Outgoing White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough declined to call President-elect Donald Trump “legitimate” when questioned by CNN’s Jake Tapper on State of the Union on Sunday morning.
  • Here Are 7 Reasons 2017 Could Be The Worst Year Ever For Environmentalists

    01/15/2017 8:06:35 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/14/2017 | Andrew Follet
    The environmental movement could have a bad year in 2017. Environmentalists saw their favored political party suffer losses in the 2016 election. Billionaire Tom Steyer was 2016’s biggest political donor, pouring more than $87 million into Democratic coffers — but his preferred candidates lost across the board. President Barack Obama is leaving office Jan. 20, and President-elect Donald Trump will take his place. Republicans control both chambers of Congress, and have vowed to roll back Obama-era environmental regulations. That’s bad for environmentalists, but it could be even worse for these seven reasons:
  • Widow of terrorist gets P.A. pension (American tax $), Soros in the crosshairs of Hungary [radio]

    01/15/2017 7:42:42 AM PST · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 14, 2017 | USA Transnational Report
    Sessions, Tillerson, Pompeo, Mattis testify before Senate Trump to CNN: “You are fake news!” LIVE Saturday (1/14) 8 AM EST Trump’s future cabinet is cruising through Senate confirmation. And with the world in the state that it is, not a moment too soon. Terrorism once again strikes Israel in the form of a truck attack. Sound familiar? Of course, the widow of the terrorist is already collecting a pension courtesy of the Palestinian Authority. Yet these people allegedly want peace? In Hungary, the Orban government takes the dramatic step of targeting George Soros’s network of NGOs. Good for them –...
  • Bob Woodward: ‘Russian Dossier’ on Trump a ‘Garbage Document’

    01/15/2017 7:39:51 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to experience in evaluating the quality of leaked allegations, it’s hard to beat Bob Woodward of Watergate/Deep Throat fame. So attention must be paid to what Woodward said on today’s Fox News Sunday about the so-called Russia dossier on Donald Trump. Woodward called it a “garbage document.” For good measure, Woodward said the intelligence chiefs made a “mistake” in briefing on the basis of the dossier, and should “apologize.” View the video here.
  • Repealing Obamacare Has To Include Consequences

    01/15/2017 7:20:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Repealing Obamacare is all but a certainty. It’s the "replace" part that has everyone hung up. Democrats hilariously claim if Republicans “break it, they’ve bought it.” That’s like accusing someone of breaking the picture on a jigsaw puzzle. Still, the matter of replacing this abomination presents Republicans with serious problems, not the least of which is the concept of government interference in health insurance has long been ceded. Were this a pre-Obamacare world, implementation would be easy to stop – people can’t miss what they never had. But it was implemented, and millions of people are used to what Obamacare...