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  • If You Follow President Trump’s Healthcare Path Here’s What You Get…

    06/22/2017 4:26:02 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 5 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | June 22, 2017 | Sundance
    Before explaining I must state this is written with a servant’s heart. It is not my intention to debate the arguments or merit of legislation, only to point out the logical pathway if people hang tough, support President Trump and stay out of the traps laid by special interests (and their special-interest paid troll army). (snip) ♦Unions don’t want health insurance back in/on their liabilities. ♦U.S. CoC Multinational Corporations (Wall Street) don’t want the liability of worker health insurance back on their ledgers. ♦Big Pharma does not want limits to how much they can charge (profits) and they want a...
  • GOP Sen. Collins on Health Care Bill: ‘I Cannot Support a Bill’ That Takes Insurance From Millions

    06/22/2017 4:10:31 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7:00 pm, June 22nd, 2017 | by Justin Baragona |
    Earlier today, Senate Republicans finally revealed their secret health care bill. And to say the reception was tepid would be kind. Besides the expected heavy criticism from Democrats — including former President Barack Obama — a number of GOP senators expressed their opposition. A group of four Senate Republicans has already come out to say they are currently a “no” on the bill, effectively killing it where it stands. Now, you can add another to the list. During an appearance on MSNBC’s MTP Daily, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) explained that she just couldn’t support a bill that would end up...
  • President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

    06/22/2017 4:10:25 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 3 replies
    White House ^ | 06/21/2017 | Office of the Press Secretary
    Mark H. Buzby of Virginia to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. Rear Admiral Buzby is a retired Navy Rear Admiral whose career spanned 34 years, serving in at sea billets, primarily in cruisers and destroyers. He commanded the USS CARNEY (DDG 64), Destroyer Squadron Thirty-One, Surface Warfare Officers School Command, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, and the Military Sealift Command. He also held key positions on the Navy Staff, the Joint Staff, and several fleet staffs. He is a recipient of the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star, and numerous other personal and unit awards. Buzby...
  • First on CNN: House intel panel plans to interview Podesta next week, sources say

    06/22/2017 3:48:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 27 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 6/22/17 | By Manu Raju and Tom LoBianco, CNN
    (CNN)The House intelligence committee next week plans to interview John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign chairman whose hacked email account became central to Russian meddling in the US election last year, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. Podesta will be one of the committee's first major witnesses to meet with the panel behind closed doors as it tries to determine the extent of the Russian involvement in last year's campaign and whether any of President Donald Trump's associates coordinated with the Russians. The committee sent out requests to interview six witnesses this week, sources said, with Podesta expected...
  • Nearly 30% of Illegal Immigrant Children at Border Have Ties to MS-13 or Other Gangs

    06/22/2017 3:36:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 22 2017 gmt | By Stephen Dinan
    Nearly 30 percent of the illegal immigrant children the U.S. is holding in its dormitories have ties to criminal gangs, the government revealed Wednesday, suggesting that the Obama-era surge of Central Americans has fed the country’s growing problem with MS-13 and other gangs. Federal officials refused even to guess at the true scope of the problem, telling the Senate Judiciary Committee that they can give only small snapshots of what they see. But they said the devastation on communities across the country is clear: killings and chaos, particularly among other immigrants — both legal and illegal. The Border Patrol identified...
  • NBC Poll: Public Overwhelmingly Disapproves of House Health Care Bill

    06/22/2017 3:36:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    msn.com ^ | 6/22/17 | mark murray
    Americans overwhelmingly disapprove of the House plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. This new poll comes as Senate Republicans unveil their own health care legislation on Thursday. While the Senate bill shares some similarities to the House version, it also contains differences. ....Just 16 percent of adults believe that House health care bill is a good idea, versus 48 percent who say it's a bad idea.
  • 'This bill will do you harm!' Obama blasts Republican Senate's Obamacare repeal as he declares it's

    06/22/2017 3:08:06 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    dailymail ^ | 6/22/17 | Francesca Chambers,
    Full Title...................'This bill will do you harm!' Obama blasts Republican Senate's Obamacare repeal as he declares it's 'not a health care bill' but a gift to the rich..................... Barack Obama threw himself into the Senate's health care reform deliberations Said in a lengthy post on Facebook that the GOP bill that was unveiled today is 'not a health care bill' at all - it's a transfer of wealth to the rich Obama's final White House spokesman had said the outgoing president would not immerse himself in the partisan about his namesake law once he departed Former president got involved Thursday...
  • Six Baltimore Schools Can’t Produce a Single Student Proficient in English or Math

    06/22/2017 2:39:08 PM PDT · by detective · 129 replies
    Freedom Project ^ | June 19, 2017 | Alex Newman
    Despite spending more per pupil than all but two large school districts in America, at least half a dozen government schools in Baltimore were unable to produce one single student who was proficient in either English or math last year. The shocking results, uncovered by Project Baltimore, show a monumental tragedy unfolding in the city that represents a microcosm of the damage being inflicted on children across America. The proficiency tests put students in five categories, with four and five considered proficient, and one through three considered not proficient.
  • Republican Travis Allen Enters California Governor’s Race

    06/22/2017 2:38:48 PM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    On Thursday, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) officially became the sixth candidate — and second Republican — to announce his candidacy for California’s 2018 Democrat-heavy gubernatorial race. Allen accompanied his surprise announcement with an a video ad titled, “Take Back California“: “I’ve seen our taxes increased to be among the highest in the nation, I’ve seen crime increase in every major metropolitan area, and I’ve seen an expansion of the government bureaucracy at the expense of hard-working Californians and their businesses,” Allen saays in the ad. “I am running for Governor to make California once again the greatest state in...
  • Donald Trump is a willing listener ‘you can work with,’ Trudeau says

    06/22/2017 2:30:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | June 22, 2017 | Daniel Dale, Washington Bureau
    Trudeau complimented Trump but downplayed his importance to the Canada-U.S. relationship in an interview at the University of Toronto on Thursday, saying that the U.S. president “knows how to interact socially on a very effective level.” According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Donald Trump is a willing listener with good social skills who keeps his word and is open to changing his mind when presented with opposing positions. Trudeau, who has made a determined effort to avoid angering the mercurial president, offered his complimentary assessment in a public interview with two New York Times journalists at the University...
  • Donald Trump Challenges DNC on Servers: ‘It’s All a Big Dem HOAX!’

    06/22/2017 2:11:18 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jun 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump continued to cast doubt on the investigation into whether he or his campaign colluded with the Russians to interfere with the election, focusing on the Democratic National Committee’s refusal to provide their computer servers to law enforcement. The president highlighted testimony from Obama’s Homeland Security Advisor Jeh Johnson as the latest sign that there was no evidence that he colluded with Russia during the election. “Former Homeland Security Advisor Jeh Johnson is latest top intelligence official to state there was no grand scheme between Trump & Russia,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
  • Obama slams Senate's GOP-written health care bill [auto barf]

    06/22/2017 2:08:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    President Barack Obama says the Senate's GOP-written health care bill will cause millions of families to lose health care coverage. Obama called Senate Republicans' health care bill a "massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America." He also says it "hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else." The former president says amending the GOP-written bill "cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation." "Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get...
  • Trump's lawyers make final plea to Supreme Court on travel ban, with eye toward Justice Kennedy

    06/22/2017 1:32:11 PM PDT · by johnk · 18 replies
    La Times ^ | JUNE 21, 2017, 1:54 P.M. | David Savage
    <p>President Trump's lawyers made a final appeal to the Supreme Court on Wednesday in the pending dispute over his travel ban and quoted Justice Anthony Kennedy — likely a key swing vote — on the need to defer to the chief executive on matters of national security.</p>
  • The FBI's Bizarre Cover-Up of the GOP Baseball Shooting

    06/22/2017 1:16:16 PM PDT · by detective · 70 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 22, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    James Hodgkinson's assault on Republican members of Congress was the most serious political assassination in decades. And yet at the same time it was wrapped up by the Capitol Police. There was really little for the FBI to do here. Hodgkinson's motives were fairly clear. He had a list of names of targets. His social media was filled with rants against Republicans. A witness describes him studying the area of his future attack. According to Rep. DeSantis, he asked if the players were Republicans or Democrats. This is about as open and shut as anything gets. All the FBi had to do was go...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Will Mueller & Comey use a false case of obstruction to trigger impeachment?

    06/22/2017 12:37:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    “The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions.” -- DOJ opinion, October 16, 2000 The Department of Justice has long held that it would be unconstitutional to criminally charge and prosecute a sitting president. The Constitution itself expressly states that “indictment, trial, judgment and punishment” can occur only after a president is convicted upon impeachment (Article 1, Section 3). However, there is nothing to prevent a special counsel from investigating a president and leveling an accusation with no formal charge. The accusation could be...
  • Myrtle Beach shooting streamed on Facebook Live (video)

    06/22/2017 12:09:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch ^ | June 19, 2017 | Tracy Matheson
    Early Sunday, a gunman opened fire during a fight in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, injuring several people in the crowd that had gathered to watch. The incident was streamed on Facebook Live. According to Myrtle Beach Police, officers were dispatched to the area shortly after midnight where a fight had broken out in the midst of a large crowd that had gathered. One of the individuals involved in the altercation drew a gun and fired. An armed security guard intervened and shot the gunman, who carjacked a vehicle and escaped as he sprayed gunfire. Myrtle Beach Police Lt. Joey Crosby...
  • CIA penetrated by insider network of candy thieves

    06/22/2017 11:58:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 6/22/17 | afp
    CIA penetrated by insider network of candy thieves [AFP] AFPJune 22, 2017 A report released this week shows the premier US intelligence body discovered that insider hackers had stolen more than $3,300 worth of potato chips, chocolate bars and other snacks from its vending machines A report released this week shows the premier US intelligence body discovered that insider hackers had stolen more than $3,300 worth of potato chips, chocolate bars and other snacks from its vending machines. (AFP Photo/Eva Claire HAMBACH) Washington (AFP) - The Central Intelligence Agency admitted this week that it had been compromised for months in...
  • Senate Health Care Bill: Preliminary Review and Analysis

    06/22/2017 11:54:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 22, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Senate has presented its version of the Obamacare repeal and replace bill. Mitch McConnell announced it from the floor of the Senate. We will have a preliminary review in details, just the beginning of the process. The Drive-By Media already has push polls out saying how much the American people hate it. They don’t even know about it yet, but our friends in the Drive-Bys have got a push poll out; Americans think that the Republican health care bill will kill people and hurt people. Big surprise. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, ladies and gentlemen, a little helpful reminder....
  • Four Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

    06/22/2017 11:50:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 22, 2017 | by Susan Cornwell
    Four conservative U.S. Republican senators said on Thursday they are not prepared to vote for the Senate Republican healthcare proposal unveiled on Thursday when it comes to the floor, probably next week. "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor," the senators -- Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, and Ted Cruz -- said in a joint statement. The draft bill would not repeal Obamacare and lower healthcare costs, they said.
  • Brexit: Leave voter realises his fruit farms could collapse without EU migrant workers

    06/22/2017 11:28:39 AM PDT · by johnk · 16 replies
    archive.is ^ | 22 Jun 2017 - 11:30 AM | Jon Sharman
    A Leave-voting business owner has said he regrets the decision because his fruit farms will collapse if he has no access to EU workers after Brexit. ... He said: “I regret my vote in the face of the Government I'm given. “The reason I voted to leave was that I'm in favour of sovereignty. This was about sovereignty for me. “As businessmen we need clarity about our future direction. “If I don't have my 2,500 staff that I need, or I have no certainty of that from 2019 onwards, I don't have a business. It's as simple as that.” A...