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  • Now that Dems have taken over House, most Americans think country heading in the wrong direction

    01/28/2019 6:38:47 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/28/19 | Jon Dougherty
    A newly released NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll reveals that a sizeable majority of Americans now feel like the country is headed in the wrong direction. According to the survey, “six-in-10 Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and nearly 70 percent of them have negative opinions on the state of the nation today,” NBC News reported. Some of the terms used to describe the state of the nation were “wrong track,” “disarray,” “turmoil,” “polarized,” “concerned,” “shambles” and “declining.” “Times are grim,” said Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who conducted the survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff. “The...
  • That Long Winter at Valley Shutdown

    01/22/2019 10:37:06 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/19 | Michael R. Shannon
    Never was so much paid to so few by so many The long winter at Valley Shutdown is evidently growing more dire for federal employees. They have now missed their FIRST paycheck. Repercussions from this disaster extend all the way into Latin America. My son was browsing the Facebook page for the Swamp suburb where we live. He came across a female federal employee who was distraught because the furlough had forced her to lay off the housekeeper. Other page members were discussing whether to organize a donation drive to supply homebound feds with gift cards for gas and groceries....
  • The Mirror On The White House Wall Shows The Democrats For What They Really Are

    01/21/2019 9:10:48 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/21/19 | Judi McLeod
    White House mirror was supposed to do what the mainstream and social media are doing: show the Democrats as heroes in the border wall/government shutdown boondoggle. Instead it shows them as they really are, and it's not a pretty picture The mirror on the White House Wall was supposed to show President Donald Trump as “immoral” for wanting to protect his country’s southern border with a wall. Instead the mirror is showing how immoral Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and the high-handed, hate-ridden Democrats are. The mainstream and social media have yet to ask how wanting to protect the citizenry from...
  • Pelosi Taking a Signature Junket To Meet Top NATO Commanders, U.S. Military leaders, Key Allies

    01/18/2019 9:16:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/19 | Judi McLeod
    Was Pelosi planning on undermining President Trump abroad for the next coming Democrat sabotage? Inquiring minds would sure like to know. The image of haughty House Speaker Nancy Pelosi left fuming on the tarmac after President Donald Trump ‘postponed’ her flight to Afghanistan, Belgium and Egypt provides a kind of levity that millions have been longing for. ‘Her Supreme Highness of the Flying Junket’ has been grounded until after the Government Partial Shutdown by President Donald Trump, the man she lives to hate. Like the proverbial deer caught in the headlights, everyone now knows that Pelosi has spent the lion’s...
  • Trump: Why would Nancy Pelosi leave the Country when 800,000 great people are not getting paid.

    01/18/2019 6:58:18 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 18, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    Why would Nancy Pelosi leave the Country with other Democrats on a seven day excursion when 800,000 great people are not getting paid. Also, could somebody please explain to Nancy & her “big donors” in wine country that people working on farms (grapes) will have easy access in!
  • FLOTUS Friday: Government Shutdown Edition

    01/18/2019 6:45:42 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-18-19 | MOTUS
    Two stories headlining the news this morning: Melania Trump Vacations Using Gov’t Plane As Trump Blocks Pelosi’s Flight - MsNBC’s Larry O’Donnell has the last word on it (he doesn’t approve). Warning: It takes him a full 18 minutes to express his disapproval. And it’s 18 minutes of your life you’ll never get back, so click the link cautiously.AP reports that high-level secret talks between US, North Korea taking place in Sweden Wouldn’t it be fun if  Melania were part of that North Korean envoy? “FLOTUS stands in for furloughed ambassador and saves the world from a nuclear armed madman.” ...
  • All bets are off for shutdown's impact on Super Bowl

    01/17/2019 1:38:05 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Dareh Gregorian
    When it comes to Super Bowl LIII, air traffic controllers are flying blind. The government shutdown has already resulted in canceled planning meetings for the Feb. 3 game in Atlanta, and if the federal budget impasse continues, airport screeners and flight controllers at the busiest airport in the world will be working on game day for no pay. Dan McCabe, a National Air Traffic Controllers Association representative, told NBC News that his colleagues had been holding meetings over the past year to prepare for the surge in travelers to the area. But now the planning meetings, which included officials from...
  • Twitter: San Jose...to pay the salaries of about 500 TSA employees

    01/16/2019 6:36:10 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 18 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/16/19 | Scott Budman
    @scottbudman #Update: San Jose says it will move forward with a plan to pay the salaries of about 500 TSA employees at @FlySJC during the government shutdown. The money would be an interest-free loan to be payed back after the government re-opens.
  • CNN's Avlon Suggests Ann Coulter Speaks From Hell

    01/16/2019 9:19:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Avlon is CNN's snarkiest commentator. I sincerely believe he stays up nights working on sarcastic quips designed to get him noticed. But this morning, it was an apparent ad lib that is of note. On New Day, Alisyn Camerota asked why President Trump hasn't accepted a deal that would end the partial government shutdown. Co-host John Berman, referring to a statement by Ann Coulter, offered an explanation, saying he had "a sign, a word from up above." Avlon interjected: "Whoa, whoa: directionally off!"Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Ocean City [MD ]Restaurant Offers Free Meals to Furloughed Government Employees During Shutdown

    01/15/2019 5:03:12 PM PST · by foreverfree · 29 replies
    WBOC-TV Salisbury, MD ^ | 1/14/2019 | not credited
    OCEAN CITY, Md.- The Dough Roller in Ocean City is offering free meals to all furloughed government employees until the end of the shutdown. The restaurant highlighted the U.S. Coast Guard, considering it is the only branch of the military that is not being paid during the partial government shutdown because it is part of the Department of Homeland Security. The company also highlights federal workers like the Federal Park Rangers in Assateague who are on furlough. Starting on January 14, 2019, local Coast Guard employees can stop at the restaurant for one free meal, per day, per ID. All...
  • I’M A SENIOR TRUMP OFFICIAL, AND I HOPE A LONG SHUTDOWN SMOKES OUT THE RESISTANCE

    01/14/2019 8:53:36 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | :00 AM 01/14/2019 | Senior Trump Official
    The Daily Caller is taking the rare step of publishing this anonymous op-ed at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose career would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers. We invite you to submit a question about the essay or our vetting process here. As one of the senior officials working without a paycheck, a few words of advice for the president’s next move at shuttered government agencies: lock the...
  • CNN's Camerota on Shutdown: 'Democrats to Blame Here as Well'

    01/10/2019 6:56:29 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was Alisyn Camerota having a Fox News flashback? Since leaving FNC and in 2014 joining CNN, Camerota has been a reliable voice for the liberal talking points of the day. But on today's New Day during a discussion of the partial government shutdown, she repeatedly put a share of the blame on the Democrats for their responsibility for the impasse. In particular, Camerota called out Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer for refusing Mike Pence's request for a counter-offer at the conclusion of a White House meeting yesterday. It wasn't just a one-time, passing comment by Camerota. She repeatedly rebutted defenses...
  • Descending Into Chaos

    01/03/2019 8:35:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/03/19 | Dr. Sam Clovis
    The biggest challenge we have is to remain resolute in our support for the President and to continue to press him and his administration to complete their agenda The government shutdown is finishing its second week and the new Congress gets sworn in today. I can hardly wait. As the establishment elements of both parties continue to hand-wring over the current President, I really don’t wonder what is going to happen when the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives and Nancy Pelosi becomes—again— the Speaker of the House. I fear I know just how far her caucus will...
  • WH budget chief Mulvaney: Pelosi stalling negotiations; shutdown could last into 2019

    12/23/2018 9:56:49 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 45 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/23/18 | USA Features
    Because Democrats politicize everything, it’s very likely that the current government shutdown could last into 2019, according to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney, who is also the incoming Acting White House chief of staff. In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Mulvaney said that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who will likely reclaim the Speaker’s gavel in a few weeks, is intentionally stalling efforts to negotiate and resolve the partial shutdown, which began at midnight Saturday and affects one-quarter of the federal workforce. Mulvaney also insisted that POTUS Donald Trump “refuses to go along to...
  • The Senate Tosses Its Budget Salad: Hold the Dressing

    12/22/2018 5:10:28 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12*22*18 | MOTUS
    Gee, the suspense is killing me. Will the Senate pass a Continuing Resolution with a whole $5 billion earmarked for a border wall? Allow me to end the speculation: no, they won’t. And I can’t even believe we’re talking about “shutting the government down” over a rounding error in the federal budget.So despite being in favor of border security before they were against it, the Democrats will vote, as a block, against it and the majority Senate Republicans, as blockheads, will ensure its defeat. The world has gone mad. So once we “shut down the government” – as if anyone could...
  • Mark Levin: Government Shutdown ‘Phrase Is a Lie;’ 75 Percent Is Already Funded

    12/20/2018 3:12:08 AM PST · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 18, 2018 | Emily Ward
    “They don’t even tell you – what does that mean, ‘the government shut down’? First of all, that phrase is a lie; the government doesn’t shut down. You’ll be long dead – your children and your grandchildren too – before this government shuts down, unless it shuts down from a financial and economic collapse. But, legally? No. “‘Seventy-five percent of the government[’s] already been funded’ – are you aware of this? – as they point out at CNSNews.com. “He signed a minibus appropriations bill – the president did – ‘that funded the Department of Energy; Military Construction [and] Veterans Affairs;...
  • Despite Warnings From GOP Leaders, Trump Continues Shutdown Threats

    08/01/2018 5:55:10 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    National Propaganda Radio ^ | August 1, 20185:00 AM ET | Kelsey Snel
    Congressional Republicans keep trying to downplay the possibility of a government shutdown this fall, just weeks ahead of midterm elections, even as President Trump returns again and again to that very scenario. "I don't care what the political ramifications are," tweeted Trump on Tuesday, "our immigration and border security have been a complete and total disaster for decades, and there is no way that the Democrats will allow it to be fixed without a Government Shutdown..." Donald J. Trump âś” @realDonaldTrump I donÂ’t care what the political ramifications are, our immigration laws and border security have been a complete and...
  • Federal Budget's Red Ink and Storm Clouds Aren't Black and White

    02/09/2018 3:51:06 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 9, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on a Federal Budget Impasse... During the February budget showdown in Washington, Senator Rand Paul rose to speak. He reminded America of our spending habit – a constant pattern of deficit spending, year-in and year-out, in both Republican and Democrat administrations. A spending habit that doesn’t just cause a year of trouble, but an eternity of trouble, since these deficits add up, year by year, into a mountainous national debt, one that doubled – Doubled! – in just the eight years of the Obama administration alone. And he is right. ... But this is not one of those areas...
  • FLOTUS Friday: Bare Gams Edition

    02/09/2018 6:16:22 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-9-18 | MOTUS
    the Dow is down! No, the Dow is up! No, wait – it’s down!The government’s shut! No, the government’s open! Whatever.Let’s just move immediately to FLOTUS Friday. She’s like a bright, sunny day after a week of gray skies. I grow weary of people demanding she be more than that. I for one am quite happy she doesn’t “use her platform” as the angry liberals think she should to advance their causes.Although I will confess, I would not be unhappy if she could use her position (and her phenomenal legs) to return hosiery to their proper place in a woman’s...
  • McConnell: Democrats Won't Shut Down Government Over Illegal Aliens Again

    02/03/2018 5:28:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/03/2018 | Matt Vespa
    On February 8, government shutdown theater comes back into town. Will there be another shutdown? In January, the Democrats decided to shut it down for three-days for illegal aliens. The end result was the Democrats lost. They got nothing. They got a spending bill in which they had no objections to; it funded Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years. The exception was it was a week shorter concerning funding. Hence, why the news media and observers were wondering what was the point of this shutdown. Democrats thought they could blame the GOP, but you can’t spin facts. The facts...