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  • Concrete tubes just over eight feet wide, with a bench that turns into a bed, could be your solution

    01/15/2018 4:19:51 PM PST · by mairdie · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 January 2018 | Sara Malm
    A Hong Kong architect has invented what he believed to be the solution of overcrowded cities by turning concrete water pipes into tiny homes. The OPod Tube Housing system aims to re-purpose concrete tubes measuring just over eight feet in diameter, and turn them into 'micro-homes' with 100 square feet of living space. It is the brainchild of architect James Law of James Law Cybertecture who designed the build as a possible solution to the lack of both space and affordable housing in Hong Kong.
  • Leaders of both parties are already assuming Speaker Pelosi; Dem house takeover is “baked in”

    01/14/2018 2:47:17 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 102 replies
    Axios ^ | Jan 14, 2018 | Mike Allen
    Trump's day of reckoning ... The one thing that could dramatically diminish President Trump’s chances of avoiding impeachment and chalking up legislative wins is Democrats winning the House. And, thanks to series of recent developments, Trump knows this no longer just seems plausible, but probable. Show less Hill sources tell us that a House Democratic takeover is now likely. One strategist close to Republican leaders believes that a loss of the House is "baked in," and said top Republicans don't see a way to avoid it.
  • ANALYSIS: Republican strategists say Democrats virtually certain to win House in 2018

    01/14/2018 8:39:14 AM PST · by Hadean · 103 replies
    ABC ^ | Jan. 14, 2018 | Jonathan Karl
    Republican strategists have turned decidedly pessimistic about their prospects for the 2018 midterm elections. Prominent Republicans are now saying privately that Democrats are virtually certain to win control of the House of Representatives. As one senior Republican on Capitol Hill told ABC News, “If the election were held today, the House would be gone. Fortunately, the election is not today.” Another prominent Republican strategist working on the midterm elections went further, telling ABC News point-blank that Republicans will lose the House and that this prospect unlikely to change. “The only question is whether Democrats win narrowly by picking up 25...
  • Billionaire to Spend $30 Million on 2018 Elections. His Aim: Impeach Trump

    01/08/2018 3:11:10 PM PST · by Hadean · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 8, 2018 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and Democratic political donor, announced Monday that his advocacy group, NextGen America, will spend $30 million to help Democrats retake the House in 2018, with the aim of eventually impeaching President Trump. Mr. Steyer also announced that he would not run for Senate or governor in California, as had been speculated. Mr. Steyer, who was a major donor to President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, emerged as the largest single political donor of the 2014 midterm election. His group spent $74 million to back Democrats that year, and $87 million in the 2016 elections....
  • You gave us a deadline(White House Daily Email)

    01/05/2018 11:45:39 AM PST · by central_va · 6 replies
    White House Press Office ^ | 1/5/18 | President/Press
    1600 Daily ‘You gave us a deadline’ “We’re all working in an effort to develop an immigration reform plan that will serve the interests of the American workers,” President Donald J. Trump said yesterday. The President’s remarks came after he and Vice President Mike Pence sat down with a Republican Senate working group on immigration in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Several quotes after the meeting reveal what 2018 could hold for one of the President’s signature issues: Vice President Pence: “We’re going to enforce the laws of this country for the citizens of this country. . ....
  • Minor League Baseball Player Pays Off Parents’ Mortgage for Christmas

    12/26/2017 5:15:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    As a heartwarming Christmas gesture, a newly signed minor league baseball player used part of his draft bonus to pay off his parents’ mortgage. In a viral video shared on Twitter, Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Pavin Smith tweeted a video of his parents reacting to a letter he wrote detailing that he wants their home to be officially theirs:
  • RI is now within 157 residents of losing a US House seat, expert warns

    12/20/2017 6:02:59 PM PST · by SMGFan · 71 replies
    wpri ^ | December 20. 2017
    R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Island is now just 157 residents away from losing one of its two seats in the U.S. House, which would give the state a single vote there for the first time since George Washington was president, according to an analysis of newly released population data. Kimball Brace, the reapportionment expert who has been involved in drawing legislative and congressional districts in Rhode Island since the early 1980s, ran the numbers Wednesday after the U.S. Census Bureau announced Rhode Island had added about 2,000 residents between July 2016 and July 2017.
  • Democrats win Virginia House seat by a single vote. (Rats steal VA house).

    12/19/2017 2:06:48 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 46 replies
    Axios ^ | 12/19/2019 | Alayna Treene
    Democrat Shelly Simonds took the Virginia House of Delegates seat Tuesday from Republican David Yancey after a recount had her in the lead by a single vote, reports the Washington Post. A three-judge panel still has to certify the results, but if approved, her victory will bring the 51-49 GOP majority to a rare 50-50 split.
  • House will have to vote for tax-cut bill again

    12/19/2017 1:53:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 182 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    House Republicans will need to pass their tax plan for a second time after the Senate parliamentarian ruled that provisions in the bill violated the rules governing the legislation. "Members are advised that we expect Senate Democrats to insist on a Byrd Point of Order on the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 1, which is likely to be sustained," said guidance from House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's office, which was sent to GOP lawmakers. "As such, Members are further advised that an additional procedural vote on the Motion to Concur is expected tomorrow morning, which will clear the bill for...
  • House passes $1.5 trillion tax-cut plan

    12/19/2017 11:53:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 207 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2017 | David Sherfinski
    House Republicans passed their $1.5 trillion tax-cut package Tuesday afternoon, kicking the action over to the Senate as the GOP speeds toward swift passage of President Trump’s top legislative priority and the most significant rewrite of the tax code in three decades. “Today, we’re delivering on our tax reform promise to the American people,” said Rep. Kevin Brady, the House’s top tax-writer. “For the first time in over three decades, we’re delivering a new tax code that provides more, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks to Americans across the country.” The House passed the plan on a 227-203 vote, and the...
  • House Intel To Interview Wasserman Schultz , Goldstone: report

    12/18/2017 5:37:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/17 | Brett Samuels
    The House Intelligence Committee is set to interview Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and British publicist Rob Goldstone on Monday as part of its ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, CNN reported. Wasserman Schultz resigned as head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) last July after leaked emails showed party officials appeared to favor Hillary Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Wasserman Schultz has also denied knowing about an arrangement for the DNC to help fund a dossier containing salacious allegations about President Trump. Clinton’s campaign and the DNC reportedly paid millions to a law firm involved...
  • Unlike Nixon, Trump Will Not Go Quietly

    12/14/2017 9:51:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard Nixon bowed to the inevitability of impeachment and conviction by a Democratic Senate and resigned. The prospect of such an end for Donald Trump has this city drooling. Yet, comparing Russiagate and Watergate, history is not likely to repeat itself. First, the underlying crime in Watergate, a break-in to wiretap offices of the DNC, had been traced, within 48 hours, to the Committee to Re-Elect the President. In Russiagate, the underlying crime -- the "collusion" of Trump's campaign with the Kremlin to hack into the emails of the DNC -- has, after 18 months...
  • Report: Andrew McCabe Postpones House Intel Interview Amid Dossier Developments

    12/12/2017 1:51:34 PM PST · by detective · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/12/2017 | Chuck Ross
    Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Monday night reportedly postponed an appearance before the House Intelligence Committee that was scheduled for Tuesday. The abrupt cancellation occurred following a report by Fox News that raised new questions about connections between the Justice Department and Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the infamous Trump dossier. Fox News reported that McCabe’s interview will be rescheduled for next week. The Justice Department told the network that the cancellation was due to a “routine scheduling error.” A Congressional source told The Daily Caller that the excuse is “very hard to believe.”
  • Conyers’ House Seat To Remain Vacant For Nearly A Year

    12/08/2017 5:40:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 12/08/17 | Corey Williams, David Eggert
    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s Republican governor announced Friday that Democrat John Conyers’ congressional seat will not be filled until the regularly scheduled November election, leaving it vacant for nearly a year. Gov. Rick Snyder decided the post will be listed twice on the August primary and November general election ballots. While unlikely, it is possible voters could choose one candidate to fill the vacancy until January 2019 and elect another to a full two-year term after that. **SNIP** Michael Gilmore, a Detroit attorney who is running for the seat, said not having representation in the House for nearly a year...
  • House Roll Call: Impeachment

    12/06/2017 4:40:06 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 37 replies
    Bristol HeraldCourier ^ | December 6, 2017 | Self
    The 364-58 roll call Wednesday by which the House killed a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump. A "Yes" vote is a vote to kill the resolution.Voting yes were 126 Democrats and 238 Republicans. Voting No were 58 Democrats and 0 Republicans. X denotes those not voting. Present denotes those who voted they were "present" at the time of the vote but did not vote yes or no on the issue. There are 2 vacancies in the 435-member House. ALABAMA – All Yes ALASKA – Yes ARIZONA – All Yes ARKANSAS – All Yes CALIFORNIA – Dems who voted No:...
  • The terminal cancer of bias in Mueller’s investigation

    12/04/2017 3:15:45 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-03-17 | DrJohn
    It has been revealed that the lead FBI agent supervising the Hillary Clinton email scandal and the alleged Trump-Russia connection has been removed from the Mueller team for sending anti-Trump messages: A top FBI agent at the center of both the Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team for exchanging derogatory text messages about the president with a colleague. Peter Strzok, a veteran FBI investigator, was shuffled off to the FBI’s human resources department by Mueller after the Justice Department’s inspector general opened an investigation into the texts, The New York Times reported on Saturday. And according...
  • House Passed Kate’s Law and No Sanctuary for Criminals Act in June, Both Bills Languish in Senate

    12/03/2017 1:52:16 PM PST · by x1stcav · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/1/17 | Sean Moran
    Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act continue to languish in the Senate in the wake of a California court’s verdict of “not guilty” for Kate Steinle’s illegal immigrant killer. Both bills passed through the House of Representatives in June. The House passed two immigration reform bills in June, Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which marked two of the country’s first steps towards a pro-American immigration policy despite widespread Democrat opposition.
  • 5 Absurd Overreactions to the Senate Passing Tax Reform

    12/03/2017 9:40:10 AM PST · by x1stcav · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/2/17 | Tyler O'Niell
    In the wee hours of Saturday morning, the U.S. Senate passed a major tax reform bill. While the U.S. House of Representatives passed a version of the same bill, the two are not identical, so the measure now goes into a process called "reconciliation" before it hits the president's desk. Even so, liberals (and at least one former Republican) started freaking out, as if this bill were the end of the world. Here are some of the most ridiculous responses to the passage of the tax bill. Enjoy!
  • In 1 Chart, the Differences Between the House and Senate Tax Reform Bills

    12/03/2017 12:20:16 AM PST · by x1stcav · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 12/3/17 | Adam Michel
    The House and Senate have now each passed different versions of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Both bills are big improvement to America’s out-of-date tax code and could boost the economy by almost 3 percent, leading to more jobs and higher wages for working Americans. Both bills cut taxes for individuals and businesses, largely repeal the state and local tax deduction, and allow businesses to invest more in the American economy through temporary expensing. The bills now head to a conference committee where a unified bill will be crafted. Here are some of the major differences you need to know...
  • Conyers steps down as top Dem on House Judiciary Committee

    11/26/2017 9:55:57 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 26, 2017 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON – Rep. John Conyers will step aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee pending the investigation into allegations ​he ​sexual​ly​ harass​ed staffers. In a statement released through ​Democratic Minority ​Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office on Sunday, Conyers said he would like to keep his leadership position but realized that he may “undermine” the committee’s work if he stays at the helm.