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  • Dennis Michael Lynch--Best Advice to Trump for His Congressional Address

    02/27/2017 1:34:41 PM PST · by LUV W · 1 replies
    dennismichaellynch.com ^ | February 27, 2017 | Dennis Michael Lynch
    Tomorrow night, President Trump is going to give the most important speech that he's had the opportunity to present so far in the 45 days since he became president. Dennis Michael Lynch [DML] has some excellent advice for the president that I hope he takes so the important narrative of what he wants and needs to do to Make America Great Again doesn't get lost in the tall weeds of "fake news", the election results ["I won"] or them vs us.
  • Gregg Jarrett: Pelosi's crazy claims about Priebus' contact with the FBI don't add up

    02/27/2017 1:23:22 PM PST · by safetysign · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/27/2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    Nancy Pelosi is nothing, if not inane. She is, of course, the former Speaker of the House who infamously said of ObamaCare, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.” –– ADVERTISEMENT –– And who can forget the time she claimed that “500 million people will lose their jobs each month until we have an economic package" ? Which is a pretty neat trick since there are roughly 300 million people living in the U.S. So, it is understandable that Pelosi’s latest statement was met with the usual eye-rolling. She all but accused...
  • Keith Ellison Supporters Blame the Jews for his Defeat

    02/27/2017 1:21:12 PM PST · by detective · 30 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 27, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    When in doubt... blame the Jews. That's the approach that Keith Ellison's old gang in the Nation of Islam took. It's the approach that his new prog buddies are taking. There's the reality 1. Obama's people worked hard to swing votes from the DNC candidates that didn't make it to his guy, Tom Perez. It's why Keith Ellison didn't pick up their votes and Perez did. And there's the easy scapegoat... the Jews. 2. Blame the Jews
  • Justice Department withdraws Obama-era challenge to Texas voter ID law

    02/27/2017 1:09:00 PM PST · by davikkm · 7 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Andrea Noble
    The Justice Department is reversing course in a long-running lawsuit over a Texas voter identification law — a significant shift under President Trump that comes four years after Obama administration lawyers joined civil rights groups in their challenge of the Texas law. The Justice Department on Monday informed attorneys for a civil rights group challenging the voter ID law that the government plans to file court papers to withdraw the DOJ’s discriminatory purpose claim. The move to dismiss its claim that the Texas law was adopted with a discriminatory purpose is not an outright withdrawal of the Justice Department from...
  • Donald Trump to Governors: We’re Giving Power Back to the States

    02/27/2017 12:53:28 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump promised a large crowd of American governors that he would work to redirect power from the federal government to the states. “We’re going to give you back a lot of the powers that have been taken away from states and great people and great governors, and you can control it better than the federal government because you’re right on top of it,” Trump said. The president delivered a speech at the National Governors Association meeting on Monday. He explained that more states needed to compete for the best solutions around the country, citing the importance of citizens...
  • Trump's team in disarray, U.S. Senator McCain tells Europe

    02/27/2017 12:48:09 PM PST · by Innovative · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 27, 2017 | Phil Stewart and Robin Emmott
    Republican Senator John McCain broke with the reassuring message that U.S. officials visiting Germany have sought to convey on their debut trip to Europe, saying on Friday that the administration of President Donald Trump was in "disarray". McCain, a known Trump critic, told the Munich Security Conference that the resignation of the new president's security adviser Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russia reflected deep problems in Washington.
  • Al Gore Sells Half of Apple Stock, Generates More Than $37 Million

    02/27/2017 12:48:01 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 26, 2017 | By Solange Reyner
    Former Vice President Al Gore sold more than $37 million in Apple stock in February, or about half of his holdings, CNBC reports. Gore, who sits on Apple's board of directors, made $29 million from his most recent transaction last Wednesday. He now owns 230,137 shares of Apple stock worth about $31.5 million. Gore acquired the shares about four years ago after exercising stock options he received as an Apple director, a role he took on in 2003.
  • Officials to Stop Oroville Dam Outflow to Clear Debris

    02/27/2017 12:02:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The reservoir's water level has been reduced nearly 60 feet since it reached capacity at 901 feet earlier this month, the department saidCalifornia water authorities will stop the outflow from the Oroville Dam's crippled spillway to allow workers to remove debris blocking a hydroelectric plant from working, officials said Sunday. The Department of Water Resources said it will start gradually reducing outflows from the Northern California dam beginning Monday morning and completely halt them by the afternoon. The outflow from behind the 770-foot-tall dam will be stopped for several days to allow workers to clear concrete, silt and other debris...
  • Breaking: DOJ drops lawsuit against Texas' voter ID law

    02/27/2017 11:53:54 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 75 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 27, 2017 | AP
    BREAKING: Attorneys: Trump administration says it will drop federal government's opposition to strict Texas voter ID law.
  • Inside Trump's Secret Dinner: [Tips One Busboy a C-Note!]

    02/27/2017 11:38:07 AM PST · by Oakleaf · 49 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | February 26, 2017 | Benny Johnson
    12:01 PM Saturday, February 25th: I received a tip from a well informed source that Trump would be dining at the BLT Steakhouse inside his Trump hotel at approximately 6 PM that evening. I had seen the president dine in the restaurant before following a campaign event held at the property in October. I assumed he would take his regular table, a circular velvet one in the back on the second level of the steakhouse. I called and made a reservation for the balcony level. I wagered that if the president did not show up, at least we would get...
  • Obama’s Next Project: Stop GOP From Gerrymandering

    02/27/2017 11:13:48 AM PST · by Mozilla · 40 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | February 25, 2017 | by Michael McGrady
    Former President Barack Obama and other top Democrats are focused on winning majorities in state legislatures by fighting the reconfiguration of voting districts — known as gerrymandering — in an effort to win nationwide in 2020. Fox News reported Obama is working with national committees like the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee and the National Democratic Redistricting Committee to conduct his new venture since leaving office. “Where he [Obama] will be most politically engaged will be at the state legislative level, with an eye on redistricting after 2020,” said former White House political director David Simas, speaking on Obama’s plans late...
  • Judge Orders California To Release Papers Discussing Risk Of Cellphone Use

    02/27/2017 11:00:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 1 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | February 24, 2017 6:19 PM | By Julie Watts
    BERKELEY (KPIX 5) — California could have to hand over some documents on cellphone use it tried to keep under wraps. On Friday, a Superior Court judge ordered the state to release papers discussing the possible risks of long-term cellphone use. The documents were written by the state’s Environmental Health Investigations branch and are believed to contain cellphone radiation warnings and recommendations for public use. But the state refused to hand them over when requested by a director at University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. So Joel Moskowitz, Ph.D., sued the state under the California Public Records Act....
  • Marco Rubio on Why He Skips Town Halls: Activists Will ‘Heckle and Scream at Me’

    02/27/2017 10:56:31 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 27,2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says he will not participate in town halls because political activists will “heckle and scream” at him to create a media spectacle for the cameras. “They are not town halls anymore,” Rubio told CBS Miami on Sunday. “What these groups really want is for me to schedule a public forum, they then organize three, four, five, six hundred liberal activists in the two counties or wherever I am in the state.”
  • At what point do we break up the USA?

    02/27/2017 10:47:59 AM PST · by Mozilla · 64 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | February 26, 2017 | Scott Buss
    At what point do we break up the USA? If your answer is “NEVER!” accompanied by some version of “How could you even consider seriously considering such a thing?!”, then you are a cultist. An Americultist. For the non-Americultists out there, the question – and it is an important one – stands: At what point do we break up the USA? How about at the point DC enforces a policy of open, systematic, “legal” child sacrifice? Nope. That’s been going on for decades. We’re apparently not willing to stand against the America Idol over that one. What about the DC-imposed...
  • Politifact Says Trump Is Right, But Then Rates His Remark ‘Mostly False’

    02/27/2017 10:44:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/27/2017 | ALEX PFEIFFER
    Politifact decided to fact-check one of President Donald Trump’s tweets Sunday and found that “the numbers check out.” The fact-checking site then rated the tweet “mostly false.”“The media has not reported that the National Debt in my first month went down by $12 billion vs a $200 billion increase in Obama first mo,” Trump tweeted.The tweet from Trump came after Gateway Pundit reported on the change in the national debt under the two respective presidents and after former Godfather Pizza CEO Herman Cain brought up the figures on Fox News.Politifact wrote: “The numbers check out. And in fact, the...
  • The U.S. is not a Democracy, Part 3

    02/27/2017 10:42:16 AM PST · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | February 27, 2017 | Mark Herr, Co-founder and President of Center for Self Governance,
    A little-known figure, Mrs. Eliza (Elizabeth) Powel, had the historic exchange with Benjamin Franklin when he said to her “Madam, We have given you a republic, if you can keep it” at the conclusion of the 1787 U.S. Constitutional Convention. Keep this in mind: If the U.S. architects had produced a democracy, Eliza, as a woman, wouldn’t have had a voice at all. She could not vote or hold public office, yet she kept her republic. So how did she keep it? Interestingly, Dr. Franklin did not counsel her how to ‘keep’ the U.S. republic. Instead, he merely counseled her...
  • The U.S. is not a Democracy - So What Is It? Part 2

    02/27/2017 10:38:09 AM PST · by Mozilla · 1 replies
    Center for Self Governance ^ | February 27, 2017 | Mark Herr, Co-founder and President of Center for Self Governance,
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall said, “Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that of order and chaos.” -From The Life of George Washington, Revised Edition 1832. The chaos gripping our present society is certainly not the ‘balanced’ republic Marshall was referring to. Our system is functioning more like a plane crashing - like a democracy. Let’s explore ‘balanced republic,’ ‘democracy’ and ‘order and chaos’ by using an analogy. The U.S. government is comparable to a commercial aircraft. The pilot and co-pilot are the elected representatives. They are selected by qualified passengers (or U.S. voters)....
  • The U.S. is not a Democracy - So What Is It? Part 1

    02/27/2017 10:13:05 AM PST · by Mozilla · 10 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | February 27, 2017 | Mark Herr, Co-founder and President of Center for Self Governance,
    During my middle and high school years, I found it strange to say a pledge to the United States flag, “and to the republic for which it stands,” and in the same class, be taught the United States was a democracy. The teacher would correct my inquisitive nature by stating, “It’s semantics. Democracy and republic are really the same thing. The United States is a democratic republic.” Not satisfied with that justification of semantics and nuance, I continued to explore and discover the difference between U.S. republic and democracy, and I’m still exploring it today. Let’s explore and discover together!...
  • Revealed: Leaked 106-Page Draft Shows How Republicans Will Propose to Replace Obamacare

    02/27/2017 9:27:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Earlier in the month, House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters that Republicans would soon introduce tangible legislation to uproot the failing Obamacare status quo and replace it with a better system. GOP leadership released an outline in mid-February that hinted at the approach they were planning to adopt -- and now a more detailed draft proposal has leaked into the press. With all the necessary caveats in place about how the document is by no means a finalized piece of legislation, it provides the most comprehensive and specific glimpse to date at Republicans' long-awaited Obamacare alternative. Writing at Commentary, Noah Rothman sees a...
  • Budget Legislation Likely to Launch NASA Above Climate Politics

    02/27/2017 9:07:46 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 2/27/2017 | Larry Bell
    The U.S. Senate recently passed a NASA Transition Act of 2017 to cut the agency’s funding for global warming "research" and get back to focusing upon space exploration priorities NASA was originally created to pursue. The bill will very likely be passed the in the House and signed into law by the president. Senior Trump campaign advisor and former Republican Rep. Bob Walker told the Guardian that there is no need for NASA to do what he previously described to be “politically correct environmental monitoring." Instead, "We see NASA in an exploration role in deep space research . . ....
  • DeMint at CPAC: 'Now the Real Fight Begins'

    02/27/2017 8:35:25 AM PST · by pgkdan · 4 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 02/27/17 | Jim DeMint
    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint spoke at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference about the unique opportunities in front of conservatives right now. This is a complete transcript of his remarks. How many are here at CPAC for the first time? Let’s give them all a big CPAC welcome. How many have been to five or more CPAC meetings? How many voted last November? Who did you vote for? How many of you are grassroots activists who constantly work to make America great again? Okay, now tell me why are you here, and why do you work so hard back...
  • Finally, an immigration reform bill that tackles family migration

    02/27/2017 8:31:13 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 26, 2017 | Dan Stein
    An immigration reform bill was introduced in the Senate earlier this month. Normally, that would be an event with about as much news value and as the sun rising in the east. But there is something different about the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, sponsored by Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.). The bill actually lays down some clear public interest objectives for U.S. immigration policy and recognizes the American people as the primary stakeholders in their nation’s immigration policy. For decades, U.S. immigration policy has had no definable public interest goal. What differentiates the...
  • Trump budget to boost defense spending by $54B

    02/27/2017 8:00:01 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/27/2017 | Jordan Fabian
    The Trump administration is proposing a budget it says will increase defense spending by $54 billion and cut non-defense spending by the same amount. The White House is sending a topline budget proposal reflecting those figures to federal agencies on Monday afternoon, according to an Office of Management and Budget official. The official provided no specific details during a call with reporters about the rest of the budget, including the baseline figure being used for the cuts or over what period they would be made. "Most federal agencies will see a reduction as a result," the official said, with cuts...
  • Pelosi: Trump ‘Has No Jobs Bill’; 'They've Done Nothing'

    02/27/2017 7:56:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 27, 2017 | 8:08 AM EST | Susan Jones
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hailed President Obama’s stimulus program on Sunday, telling ABC’s “This Week” that within one month of Obama’s inauguration, “he signed a bill which saved or created 4 million jobs.” Pelosi invoked the controversial $832-billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to unfavorably compare President Donald Trump to former President Obama at the one-month mark: “What has the Trump administration done from their inaugural address, where they talked about decay and carnage? They've done nothing except put Wall Street first, make America sick again, instill fear in our immigrant population in our country, and make sure...
  • Welcome Aboard... But First US Marshals Will Scan Your Retina

    02/27/2017 7:52:23 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 91 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 26, 2017 | Jeffrey Tucker
    For some 15 years, airport security has become steadily more invasive. There are ever more checkpoints, ever more requests for documents as you make your way from the airport entrance to the airplane. Passengers adapt to the new changes as they come. But my latest flight to Mexico, originating in Atlanta, presented all passengers with something I had never seen before. We had already been through boarding pass checks, passport checks, scanners, and pat downs. At the gate, each passenger had already had their tickets scanned and we were all walking on the jet bridge to board. It’s at this...
  • Md.'s real transportation woes

    02/27/2017 7:34:58 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | January 31, 2017 | Brian Dolan, Maryland Asphalt Association
    The 2017 Maryland General Assembly session recently started with several issues receiving the majority of attention. We have all heard about both medical marijuana and Gov. Larry Hogan's "road kill bill." As someone who has spent a lifetime involved in the highway industry, I would like to share my thoughts on the latter topic ("Hogan's 'road kill bill' lie," Jan. 5).We have all noticed the severe deterioration in our highway system, be it local, state or interstate. There are many reasons for this and I will share them all with you. However, the overriding principle is that our roads are...
  • GOP’s New Plan to Repeal Obamacare: Dare Fellow Republicans to Block Effort

    02/27/2017 7:27:20 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    WSJ.com ^ | 02/27/2017 | LOUISE RADNOFSKY, KRISTINA PETERSON, and Stephanie Armour
    Republican leaders are betting that the only way for Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act is to set a bill in motion and gamble that fellow GOP lawmakers won't dare to block it. Party leaders are poised to act on the strategy as early as this week, after it has become obvious they can't craft a proposal that will carry an easy majority in either chamber. Lawmakers return to Washington Monday after a week of raucous town halls in their districts that amplified pressure on Republicans to forge ahead with their health-care plans. Republican leaders pursuing the "now or...
  • George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: 'We all need answers'

    02/27/2017 7:25:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 163 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2017 9:47 AM EST
    Former President George W. Bush said Monday “we all need answers” on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump’s team and the Russian government, and didn’t rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation. The Republican also defended the media’s role in keeping world leaders in check, noting that “power can be addictive,” and warned against immigration policies that could alienate Muslims. “I am for an immigration policy that’s welcoming and upholds the law,” Bush told NBC’s “Today” show. Bush’s comments came after a prominent Republican in Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa of...
  • US transportation secretaries have left a lasting legacy in D.C. region

    02/27/2017 5:51:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Dayton Daily News ^ | February 23, 2017 | Lori Aratani - The Washington Post
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao had been on the job only a few weeks when she took action on one of the region's most intractable problems and directed millions in federal transit dollars be withheld from the District, Maryland and Virginia until they create a safety agency to oversee D.C.'s subway, Metro. Chao was making good on a threat by her predecessor, Anthony Foxx, a move that surprised some local officials who had hoped that the jurisdictions had shown enough progress to stave off the action. It's too soon to say whether Chao's action is a sign she will continue...
  • $100 million in annual toll fines put citizens on road to ‘toll bankruptcy’

    02/27/2017 5:19:00 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | February 7, 2017 | Dan Menefee
    Excessive penalties and poor customer service at the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system have put some Marylanders on the path to “toll bankruptcy,” Sen. Roger Manno told the Senate Finance Committee last week.“Folks [are] exasperated because they’ve been caught in a system that is not working,” Manno said.Broad enforcement powers enacted in 2013 to address toll violations have led to wage attachments, financial hardship and non-renewal of vehicle registrations at MVA, witnesses testified. Sen. Roger Manno “The penalty structure that we set several years ago in the General Assembly was not intended to be punitive,” Manno said. “It was not...
  • What Does It Feel Like To Lose Everything–Oroville Dam Residents Return Home–Some Refuse

    02/27/2017 5:07:46 AM PST · by davikkm · 46 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Some officials failed to act until people were scurrying to flea their homes without any notice. They had no time to get anything packed, but did grab their pets…thank God for that, as pets are a vital life force for humanity. Whether they realize it now, they can make a home from scratch with their family, pets, and the kindness of strangers. Praise God for the Red Cross and other charities. We must stress the kindness of strangers in this world of a failing humanity, as those strangers represent the best in us. Nguyen and his family had spent all...
  • This Bill Would Drag the Federal Government Into Disputes Over Pets

    02/27/2017 4:35:43 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 24, 2017 | John-Michael Seibler
    Congress has written some laudable policies into the Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017 (H.R.909) that are designed to protect domestic violence victims from “trauma caused by acts of violence or threats of violence against their pets.”There is one provision of the bill, however, that takes a familiar step too far: It would create a federal crime to harass or intimidate any person’s pet in a way that causes “substantial emotional distress.”Given the threats from cyberattacks, interstate and international crime cartels, terrorist groups, drug trafficking, and the criminal aspects of immigration issues, the resource-constrained federal law enforcement community does...
  • BREAKING – IRAN SURRENDERS After Trump Makes Shock Announcement

    02/27/2017 4:27:15 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 37 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 2/25/2017 | Angry Patriot Movement Staff
    President Trump and Iran are inches apart, nose to nose, in a massive staring contest, and Iran just blinked. After Trump put the terror nation on warning telling them they were “playing with fire,” Iran has seemingly done a complete turnaround from the bravado one its generals displayed earlier in the week. Reuters is now reporting that Iran is now complying with the terms of the deal it struck with Obama last year and only has roughly half of the stockpile of uranium it is entitled to have. The terror nation’s heavy water storage is also below its allotted levels,...
  • CPAC 2017: Making Peace With Trump, Taking Aim at Congress

    02/27/2017 4:11:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) could have been titled President Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Don. For the first time in years, most of America’s premier conservatives gathered to find themselves the proverbial dog who chased and caught the car. With the White House, Congress, and most likely SCOTUS in the near future, the big question seemed to be “What the hell do we do now?”            Clearly, one of the answers was drink, and there was plenty of that. The bars were only lightly packed this year because a lot of...
  • Investors in America's housing-finance giant lose in court (Fannie and Freddie)

    02/26/2017 6:24:16 PM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Economist ^ | 25 February 2017
    One unresolved issue from the financial crisis is the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two firms that stand behind much of America’s housing market. Fannie and Freddie purchase mortgages, bundle them into securities and sell them on to investors with a guarantee. When America’s housing market collapsed a decade ago, the government had to bail them out. Its treatment of the firms since then has created a titanic legal struggle. Shareholders have cried foul. On February 21st, a federal appeals court upheld a ruling in the government’s favour. At issue is the Obama administration’s decision in 2012...
  • Spicer checks WH staffers' phones for leaks, vows more searches coming

    02/26/2017 5:38:22 PM PST · by Daffynition · 57 replies
    Fox ^ | February 26, 2017 | staff reporter
    [snip] House staffers have had their phones searched in what is being termed “recess” compared to what may be planned, two top administration officials told Fox News.
  • Remarks by President Trump at Listening Session on Domestic and International Human Trafficking

    02/26/2017 5:07:38 PM PST · by Tours · 11 replies
    Whitehouse ^ | 2/23/2017 | Donal Trump
    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody, very nice. Nice to see you. Well, I want to thank Dina and Ivanka and everybody for working so hard to set this up. It's been so important to them, and I want to make it clear today that my administration will focus on ending the absolutely horrific practice of human trafficking. And I am prepared to bring the full force and weight of our government to the federal and at the federal level, and the other highest levels, whatever we can do, in order to solve this horrific problem. It's getting worse and it's...
  • Navy secretary nominee withdraws from consideration

    02/26/2017 4:47:41 PM PST · by Drago · 42 replies
    KCTV ^ | 2/26/2017 | Nick Sloan
    "President Donald Trump's nominee for Navy secretary, Philip Bilden, has withdrawn his name from consideration. Bilden said in a statement he informed Defense Secretary James Mattis of his decision."...
  • Melania and Ivanka's plastic feminism cover up Trump's misogyny (Docile and Compliant Women!)

    02/26/2017 4:36:06 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 98 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-23-2017 | Jill Filipovic
    In his press conference last week, in which President Trump ranted and raved that he wasn't ranting and raving, he answered a question about his wife, Melania. "That's what I call a very nice question," he said, apparently relieved to stop talking about his own policies, before saying the first lady feels very strongly about "women's issues" and "women's difficulties." Trump didn't specify what these "issues" and "difficulties" might be. One presumes that, despite the phrasing, he probably meant things like equal pay and health care, and not what old men usually mean when they cryptically speak about our "difficulties."...
  • Unreal: Chicago Names City Street After Terrorist

    02/26/2017 4:09:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    In truly progressive fashion, Chicago renamed one of its streets after a terrorist. Earlier this month Alderman Robert Maldonado submitted a proposal to name three blocks of a city street after Oscar Lopez Rivera, the founder of the Puerto Rican terror group FALN, which was responsible for 120 bombings and armed robberies in the U.S. during the ‘70s and ‘80s that killed nine and injured hundreds of others. On Wednesday, aldermen approved the measure honoring Lopez Rivera, the terrorist whose 70-year sentence was recently commuted by Barack Obama. Aldermen also voted to approve an honorary street re-naming for Puerto...
  • Senate Democrats blunt free speech

    02/26/2017 2:48:05 PM PST · by Mark · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 2/26/17 | Janet Nguyen
    FREE SPEECH Senate Democrats blunt free speech By Janet Nguyen When I spoke on the floor of the California state Senate on Thursday, little did I know that my efforts to provide my colleagues with a different historical perspective regarding former Sen. Tom Hayden would become a national news story. Two days earlier, the Senate honored Tom Hayden, who served in the Legislature but who also had a long history as an outspoken supporter of the communist North Vietnamese government during the Vietnam War. Some might ask why, over four decades after the war ended, there remains so much emotion...
  • DARRELL ISSA GOES OFF THE DEEP END

    02/26/2017 2:32:42 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 25,2017 | Paul Mirengoff
    Maher undoubtedly wants Team Trump, and indeed President Trump, to be prosecuted. But on what basis? What crime are Trump’s people thought to have committed? What is the basis for believing they committed it? Maher didn’t say. Neither did Issa. Until there is good reason to believe that someone working on Trump’s behalf committed a crime, there is no reason to call for a special prosecutor. Moreover, Maher got his facts just about completely wrong when he tried to invoke as precedent the Hillary Clinton email scandal. Loretta Lynch did not recuse herself from the decision whether to prosecute Clinton;...
  • Trump: 'Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media'

    02/26/2017 1:05:31 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 26 2017 | The Hill
    President Trump on Sunday claimed that reports about Russia are "fake news" pushed by the Democrats and the media.
  • MTP: Tom Cotton Schools Chuck Todd About Relying Too Much on Anonymous Sources

    02/26/2017 12:47:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 26, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Things arguably got a little embarrassing for NBC moderator Chuck Todd during Sunday’s Meet the Press, after Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton had to explain to him that the claims of anonymous sources should be taken with a grain of salt. “Anonymous sources said Steve Bannon drove from the White House to the Department of Homeland Security to confront John Kelly, which we now know is not the truth,” Cotton reminded Todd, “That’s not like the tone of a conversation, that’s someone’s physical whereabouts.” Cotton’s schooling of Todd came as the NBC moderator pressed the Senator on when the media could...
  • Pelosi Says Trump ‘Has No Jobs Bill’ 4 Times When Asked if She Can Work With Trump (VIDEO)

    02/26/2017 12:15:21 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 53 replies
    Gateway Punit ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Ryan Saavadra
    On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) appeared on ABC’s This Week to answer questions from George Stephanopoulos about whether or not she can work with President Trump. Pelosi answered the question from George Stephanopoulos by calling President Trump the deflector-in-chief as she proceeded to deflect from the question by claiming 4 times that Trump ‘Has No Jobs Bill’.
  • Underground network readies homes to hide illegal aliens

    02/26/2017 11:52:09 AM PST · by Bon mots · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | February 23, 2017 | Kyung Lah, Alberto Moya and Mallory Simon, CNN
    Los Angeles (CNN)A hammer pounds away in the living room of a middle class home. A sanding machine smoothes the grain of the wood floor in the dining room. But this home Pastor Ada Valiente is showing off in Los Angeles, with its refurbished floors, is no ordinary home. "It would be three families we host here," Valiente says. By "host," she means provide refuge to people who may be sought by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE. The families staying here would be undocumented immigrants, fearing an ICE raid and possible deportation.
  • Univision’s Jorge Ramos Tells Latinos America Is “Our Country, Not Theirs” (VIDEO)

    02/26/2017 10:46:14 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 77 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    From NewsBusters: “ Further ramping up his open opposition to President Trump’s immigration law enforcement policies, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has let loose with an outrageous tirade that could best be described as equal parts nationalistic identity politics, racially-driven demagoguery, and yet another instance of the irresponsible conflation of legal and illegal immigration. Here’s how the Univision/Fusion anchor kicked off his participation in the 2017 edition of the network’s annual entertainment awards show, Premios Lo Nuestro (“Our Awards”):
  • FAKE NEWS: New York Times Caught MAKING-UP False Quote From Trump’s CPAC Speech

    02/26/2017 10:15:24 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 97 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Ryan Saaverda
    New York Times Continues To Lie On Friday the New York Times published a piece titled Trump’s Blistering Speech at CPAC Follows Bannon’s Blueprint. In the article the New York Times intentionally tried to mislead readers and cause chaos and panic by lying about what President Trump said during his CPAC speech. From the NYT: “ His speech also included a promise to throw undocumented immigrants “the hell out of the country” and a recitation of his law-and-order campaign promises. Click on photo below to ENLARGE
  • Exclusive—Regnery: Anti-Trump Democrats’ Best Allies Are Senate Republicans

    02/26/2017 10:04:10 AM PST · by Bratch · 12 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | 25 Feb 2017 | ALFRED S. REGNERY
    So far, the Senate has confirmed 14 of the 549 senior federal positions that President Trump needs to run the government and who need Senate confirmation—Cabinet secretaries and people who run the departments, bureaus, agencies and the rest of the government. The rest of the government is being run by career bureaucrats and a few Obama holdovers. There are another 120 vacant federal judgeships and, of course, the Neil Gorsuch nomination to the Supreme Court. Each requires Senate approval. White House staff is busily choosing and vetting candidates for the rest of the positions, and there undoubtedly will be many...
  • Rep. Darrell Issa Says Special Prosecutor Should Conduct Trump-Russia Probe

    02/26/2017 9:50:23 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 38 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 25, 2017 | Chas Danner
    Republican congressman Darrell Issa is calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the possible connections between Trump officials and Russia. Appearing on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night, the California Republican said that it would be inappropriate for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to handle the investigation...