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  • US Commerce Dept recommends steep curbs on steel, aluminium imports

    02/19/2018 7:13:15 PM PST · by cba123 · 17 replies
    The Sun ePaper ^ | February 18, 2018
    WASHINGTON: The US Commerce Department has recommended that President Donald Trump impose steep curbs on steel and aluminium imports from China and other countries ranging from global and country-specific tariffs to broad import quotas, according to proposals released on Friday. China’s Commerce Ministry responded by saying the report was “baseless” and did not accord with the facts, and that China would take necessary steps to protects its interests if the final decision affects China. (please see full article at the link)
  • The 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump’s immigration framework

    02/17/2018 7:00:40 PM PST · by entropy12 · 34 replies
    The Hill.com ^ | 02/17/18 06:10 PM EST | JORDAIN CARNEY
    In the end, 14 GOP senators rejected Trump's proposal, helping make it the least popular of the Senate’s competing measures.
  • MA State Bill to allow illegals the right to vote

    02/14/2018 7:58:33 AM PST · by JobsFirstPAC · 28 replies
    The New Bedford Guide ^ | 1/29 | New Bedford Guide
    So while this article itself is old, the issue is not. In the Mass Legislature HB 388 is a real bill that would give illegal immigrants the right to vote in local elections. Here are the Democrats listed as Co-Sponsors - there are probably more Democrats that support this bill but are not co-sponsors. Rep. Byron Rushing [D] Rep. Denise Provost [D] Rep. David Rogers [D] Rep. Daniel Donahue [D] Rep. Marjorie Decker [D] Rep. Jose Tosado [D] Rep. Michelle Dubois [D] Rep. Kay Khan [D] Sen. James Eldridge [D] Rep. Carlos Gonzalez [D] Rep. Elizabeth Malia [D] This is...
  • Should We Reform the Electoral College?

    02/05/2018 9:04:48 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 67 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | March/April 2013 | Robert A. Levy
    Article II of the Constitution gives states broad authority to decide how their electoral votes are selected and divided among the candidates. In 48 states, the candidate who gets the most votes wins all of the state’s electoral votes. But the Constitution doesn’t require that rule. Maine and Nebraska have implemented district- by-district voting. One electoral vote goes to the winner in each congressional district, and the remaining two electoral votes are awarded to the winner of the statewide popular vote. Assume, however, that a state enacts a law giving all its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins...
  • Russian Fighter Jet Shot Down in Rebel-Held Syria and Pilot Captured

    02/03/2018 5:17:58 PM PST · by WeWaWes · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 02/03/2018 | tom Porter
    A Russian fighter jet has been shot down in a rebel held area in north-eastern Syria's Idlib province, according to reports.
  • Pelosi on Memo: ‘Nunes is Really a Stooge for the White House’

    01/31/2018 10:17:33 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-30-2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) a “stooge for the White House” due to his staff preparing a classified memo that reportedly alleges a controversial dossier was inappropriately used to renew a surveillance warrant against Trump campaign aide Carter Page. “The speaker has appointed somebody who's totally irresponsible, politicizing the process and really it should not be happening. For example, right now he's talking about releasing a document, releasing a document that is predicated on another document, that was put together on the basis of total misrepresentation. It's like the...
  • MA Democrats "Hall of Shame"

    01/18/2018 9:50:22 AM PST · by JobsFirstPAC · 9 replies
    Jobs First PAC ^ | 1/18/2018 | Jobs First PAC
    This is a great collection of some of the worst scandals done by Massachusetts Democrats over the last 20 or so years. We are looking for more submissions and additions - but this list is impressive.
  • The GOP Needs A Populist Reset

    01/03/2018 7:55:14 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-2-2018 | Fred Bauer
    Areas ripe for politically popular reform are infrastructure, health care, guest-worker programs, and finance. In 2017, Republicans used the following combination for domestic governance: Try to pass entirely conventional Republican legislation, such as the tax reform passed in December, while President Trump stoked cultural feuds (with Democrats, the media, the NFL, etc.) and issued executive orders. Based on the approval ratings of both the president and Congress, and given Congress’s failure to pass any major legislation other than tax reform, this strategy has not been a resounding success. Donald Trump’s victory in the primary was an omen that conventional Republican...
  • Report: Expect ‘Full Trump,’ Unchained, in 2018

    12/30/2017 7:22:36 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 12-29-2017 | Matthew Boyle
    If you thought President Donald Trump was great in 2017, you ain’t seen nothing yet: wait until Trump 2018, a report from Axios’s Mike Allen on Friday morning argues. Citing multiple sources who have met or spoken recently with the president, Allen reports that those in the know in Washington should expect the “full Trump” in 2018—the president’s upcoming second year. “If you ask some close to President Trump what worries them most about 2018, it’s not Robert Mueller’s probe,” Allen writes under a headline saying to expect Trump to be “unchained” in 2018. “It’s that establishment guardrails of 2017...
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: There Is A Hunger For Conciliation And Unity In This Country

    12/29/2017 8:18:53 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 99 replies
    RCP video ^ | 11-29-2017 | Tim Hains
    Republican congressmen Trey Gowdy joins former Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Rep. John Ratcliffe to reflect on the last year in Congress on FNC's 'The Ingraham Angle.' Gowdy, as the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said he strongly supports Paul Ryan as Speaker but his fellow South Carolinian Sen. Tim Scott is the "best person in politics." "He and I are virtually inseparable," Gowdy said. Gowdy and Scott are currently co-writing a book about their "unlikely" friendship. "We have different views on some pretty serious issues, but we have just chosen to have a friendship some would call unlikely because...
  • Top House Republican: GOP May be 'Whistling Past the Political Graveyard' in 2018

    12/29/2017 5:08:52 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-28-2017 | Bridget Johnson
    The former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee cautioned today that his party is "whistling past the political graveyard" if not concerned about midterm elections. So far, 27 House GOP incumbents have declared that they're not seeking re-election, compared to 15 Democrats. "When the American people give you a majority, the control of the House, the Senate and the presidency, they expect you to do something with it," Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told CNN, saying the party racked up "minor" wins until a major score with tax reform. "And I think over time that will help us a great...
  • David Brooks: "Disappointed Trump Voters" Will Contribute To Dem "Tidal Wave" In Midterm Election

    12/23/2017 4:23:13 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 116 replies
    RCP video ^ | 12-23-2017 | Ian Schwartz
    PBS NEWSHOUR: Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, ..... DAVID BROOKS: I think the Republicans are going to do very bad in the midterm, but not because of the tax bill... So you can vote on a lot of things. In general, when you run up big deficits and give away — back money to people, they like it. And people like me say, hey, you should worry about the deficits or you should worry about the distribution effects. ....... JUDY WOODRUFF: Well, you brought up the...
  • Why 2020 will be the year of the woman

    11/25/2017 10:24:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 26, 2017 | Bill Scher
    One year after a Republican accused of sexual misconduct was elected president, and Democrats are the ones in turmoil about misogynistic behavior in their ranks. Renewed media attention on sexual harassment and assault led to the twin New York Times and New Yorker exposés on Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul and Democratic donor. But Democrats did not rally to protect one of their own, and his attempt to curry sympathy with a pledge to fight the NRA fell flat. The subsequent #MeToo phenomenon continues to upend the left-leaning political and media worlds, with accusations of inappropriate behavior ensnaring liberal darling...
  • Democrats are facing an important test with Al Franken. They’ve failed it before.

    11/23/2017 7:54:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Vox ^ | November 22, 2017 | Anna North
    In less than a month, Alabama voters will decide whether to send to the United States Senate a man accused of abusing and romantically pursuing teenage girls. If Roy Moore wins, it will mean his constituents either don’t believe or don’t care about the woman who says Moore assaulted her when she was 16, or the woman who says Moore kissed and touched her when she was 14, or the women who say Moore kept approaching them at the mall when they were teenagers. And a Moore victory will set the standard that someone who is the subject of multiple...
  • Lisa Murkowski announces support for repealing individual mandate

    11/22/2017 11:06:53 AM PST · by entropy12 · 23 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | November 21 at 10:01 PM | Damian Paletta
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said she would support repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate, giving a potential boost to the Republican effort to pass a massive tax cut package next week. “I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish to buy, in order to avoid being taxed,” Murkowski wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Murkowski was careful, however, to stop short of saying she would vote for the Senate GOP tax plan. She instead focused the entire op-ed on her views about the...
  • GOP includes money for Trump’s border wall in Senate spending bill (BOOM!)

    11/21/2017 1:22:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Republicans have included $1.6 billion for the first installment of President Trump’s border wall in the new homeland security spending bill released Tuesday, keeping the president’s marquee immigration plan on track. While avoiding the term “wall,” the Senate bill calls for $1.6 billion in funding for “physical barriers” and border roads — matching Mr. Trump’s original request for money to build or repair fencing along 74 more miles of the U.S.-Mexico line....
  • Jones blurs radical abortion stance to steal Moore votes

    11/20/2017 11:51:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | November 19, 2017 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Doug Jones – the Democratic Senate candidate looking to capitalize on sexual harassment allegations waged against Republican rival Roy Moore – is trying to change his radical anti-life, pro-abortion stance to usher in the pro-life votes of his competitor. Dubbed a full-term abortion backer from his own comments and political platform, Jones is reportedly attempting to mask his extreme views on abortion to court Alabama voters in an overwhelming pro-life state. The old Kerry flip-flop? Looking to distance himself from previous comments he made on the hot-button issue – including the fact that he rejects any restrictions on abortion until...
  • Joe Biden’s Likely Presidential Bid Raises Women’s Rights Questions (Not what you think)

    11/16/2017 9:35:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Mary Sue ^ | November 16, 2017 | Kylie Cheung
    According to reports that former Vice President Joe Biden is making no attempt whatsoever to deny, the internet’s favorite uncle is moving closer and closer to a formal 2020 presidential bid. Of course, his vigilance in criticizing the dealings of the Trump administration, increasingly frequent appearances on late night shows, vocal social media presence and, most recently, an appearance at Glamour’s Women of the Year summit in New York on Monday hardly leave room for doubt, but Politico’s report last week made it start to feel real. And yet, speaking of the women’s summit, beneath the former veep’s cuddly and...
  • Clinton calls for mental health to be taught in schools

    11/13/2017 3:11:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | November 13, 2017 | Jonathan LaMantia
    Hillary Clinton today called on mental health professionals to create a standardized curriculum to teach middle and high school students nationwide about anxiety and depression. Mental health experts “need to come forward with a curriculum to the boards of education and the administration of school districts and just lobby like crazy to get those into teacher training, into school programming,” Clinton said. She was a panelist at a discussion at the Paley Center for Media in Manhattan hosted by the Child Mind Institute, a city-based nonprofit focused on adolescent mental health issues. In New York mental health education is already...
  • Hillary Clinton touts universal healthcare at Geisinger conference

    11/09/2017 5:02:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 9, 2017 | Laura Legere
    DANVILLE, Pa. — Hillary Clinton knows a thing or two about pain. Not just the soul-piercing kind that comes from losing to an opponent after describing yourself as the last thing standing between Americans and the apocalypse. The broken-foot kind. The former Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. senator and secretary of state walked gingerly across the stage at the “From Crisis to Cure” healthcare symposium at the Geisinger Medical Center campus on Thursday after having fractured her foot in October during her book tour in London. The overriding lesson she has learned from studying — and using — the world’s healthcare...