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  • House Republican Proposing Carbon Tax This Week To Replace the Gas Tax

    07/22/2018 7:39:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2018 | Taylor Millard
    Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo is getting ready to introduce a bill repealing the gas tax in exchange for a carbon tax. It seems rather odd the Miami Republican wants to chart this path, especially after the House GOP overwhelmingly denounced the notion of a carbon tax last week, but Curbelo isn’t backing down from his proposal. He told Miami Herald his proposal is just a “first step” in the discussion. When you ask this question in a vacuum, is any tax detrimental to economic growth? It’s usually going to be yes…But when you put it in context and you...
  • Massachusetts House votes to repeal century-old, pre-Roe abortion ban

    07/21/2018 10:13:12 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7-19-18 | Calvin Freiburger
    BOSTON, July 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- By a 136-9 margin, the Massachusetts House has voted to repeal the states old, unenforced bans on abortion and contraception that predate Roe v. Wade. The Negating Archaic Statutes Targeting Young (NASTY) Women Act, named after a campaign trail insult President Donald Trump leveled at his Democrat opponent Hillary Clinton which feminists embraced as a rallying cry, is meant to ensure that abortion remains legal in Massachusetts even if a more conservative Supreme Court repeals Roe in the near future. "Today, nasty women and their nasty men are here to say we're not going...
  • Kerry: I Dont Buy Trumps Walk Back of Helsinki Comments

    07/20/2018 6:08:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 63 replies
    brietbart ^ | 07/19/2018 | Ian Hanchett
    During a portion of an interview with CBS Face the Nation released on Thursday, former Secretary of State John Kerry criticized President Trumps press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki and stated he didnt believe President Trumps walk back of his comments, asking, how can anyone buy walk back after walk back, when you take positions here, and then you take positions over here and youre repetitively walking back and changing? Kerry said he found the Helsinki presser shocking. I found it to be one of the most disgraceful, remarkable moments of kowtowing to a foreign leader by an American...
  • Warren backing tribe's luxury casino plan - over cash-strapped town's rival bid

    07/19/2018 2:37:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 19, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Brockton, Mass., is known as the birthplace of boxing legend Rocky Marciano. But with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushing for a $1 billion Native American casino less than 20 miles away, struggling blue-collar Brockton's competing casino bid might not stand a fighting chance. Brockton Mayor William Carpenter slammed Warren's bill on behalf of the Masphee Wampanoag tribe, which would override a federal judge's decision last year to block the tribe's plan for a luxury gaming resort in East Taunton. He says Warren seems to be acting on behalf of special interests instead of people like Brockton's struggling residents.
  • Romney Held Dem Donor Meeting For Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz And It Didnt Go Well

    07/17/2018 7:31:24 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/2018
    Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney recently hosted a donor meeting for former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz who has been reportedly considering a run for president as a Democrat in 2020. Politicos Ben Schrekinger said the event did not go well and that many left uninspired by the potential nominee. Will there be some segment of the customer base that decides, Im not going to go to Starbucks anymore should he become a candidate, Mark Kalinowski, president of Kalinowski Equity Research, asked Politico. You have to think about the employees. You have to think about the shareholders, everybody who might be...
  • Report: Mitt Romney Organizes 2020 Donor Meetup for Starbucks Howard Schultz

    07/16/2018 11:41:26 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 16,2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Starbucks founder Howard Schultz who is contemplating a presidential run as a Democrat recently attended a private gathering of political donors organized by Mitt Romney, according to a report at Politico. Politicos Ben Schrekinger writes that the donors, convened by Romney, were unimpressed with the would-be candidate: Wall Street analysts are wary, and company leadership is nervous, about the effect a Democratic bid by its chairman emeritus could have on Starbucks business, given its bipartisan customer base. If that werent discouraging enough, his retirement last month set off a boomlet of pundits urging him not to run. And...
  • Rothman: MSNBCs Most Embarrassing Mockery of Romneys Russia Warnings

    07/16/2018 5:25:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    MediaIte ^ | March 3rd, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    There were few who defended Romneys comments. Even snake-bit Republicans, chastened by the swift backlash in the media, hedged when asked to back up Romneys assessment of the challenges posed by Moscow. But MSNBCs wagons circled particularly quickly in defense of the president. Volley after volley of snark was lobbed in the GOP nominees direction. ... This is Mitt Romneys severely conservative problem, University of Georgia professor Cynthia Tucker opined on-the-air. It made Romney look dumb. Hes not a dumb man, but he said something that was clearly dumb. Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein agreed that Romneys statement was evidence...
  • 5 Times Liberals Mocked Mitt Romney For Warning About Russia

    07/16/2018 4:58:03 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/25/2016 | Bre Payton
    1. Obama Replays Sick Middle School Burn In response, Obama mocked Romneys statement: The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back becausethe Cold Wars been over for 20 years. 2. Clinton: Its So Last Season To Be Concerned About Russia Hillary Clinton got in on the action, saying it was somewhat dated to be worried about Russia. The self-titled pantsuit aficionado should probably stop judging other people for doing things that are dated, am I right? 3.Joe Biden: It May Be A Gaffe; I Would Know Vice President Joe Biden suggested Romneys assertion mightve been either...
  • Obama Dings Romney On Russia Remark: The 1980s Are Calling To Ask For Their Foreign Policy Back

    07/16/2018 4:45:06 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 10/22/2012 | Arthur Delany
    During the presidential debate on Monday evening, President Barack Obama deployed a Seinfeldian zinger to mock former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee. Romney had said that al Qaeda and other terrorist groups are rushing in as revolutions shake up the Muslim world. Gov. Romney, Im glad that you recognize that al Qaeda is a threat, Obama said, because a few months ago when you were asked whats the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia. The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold Wars been over for 20 years,...
  • Are you in one of the affordable units?

    07/16/2018 9:14:53 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 28 replies
    Director of Harvard humanitarian center apologizes after being filmed confronting mother whose daughter was playing outside her home and 'preventing her children from sleeping' Alyson Laliberte filmed some of her encounter with Theresa Lund on Saturday She posted the clip on her Facebook, where it has attracted 700,000 views In the clip, Lund repeatedly asks Laliberte if she lives in an 'affordable unit' Lund is the executive director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative at Harvard University The director of a Harvard research center has apologized after she was filmed confronting a neighbor whose daughter was playing outside her home and...
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T.Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,July 16-20,2018

    07/16/2018 9:05:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    The Kuhner Report ^ | July 16, 2018 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Afternoon And Welcome To The Kuhner Report!
  • Harvard is facing backlash after their Executive Director Theresa Lund went viral

    07/16/2018 8:09:47 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 67 replies
    The Daily Haze ^ | Meko Haze
    Alyson Laliberte uploaded the video to her Facebook Saturday evening Lund was upset that Laliberte and her 3-year-old daughter were outside playing with chalk Saturday afternoon Since the video went viral Lund has deleted her social media accounts The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is facing backlash after their Executive Director Theresa Lund went viral for harassing a mother and her 3-year-old daughter while drawing with chalk outside their apartment on Saturday afternoon. The viral video was posted to Alyson Lalibertes Facebook page on Saturday evening. Laliberte uploaded a videowhich has already had over 600,000 viewsand a picture of Lund. The caption...
  • Muslim candidates running in record numbers face backlash

    07/15/2018 9:02:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 15, 2018 11:11 PM EDT | Philip Marcelo and Jeff Karoub
    A liberal woman of color with zero name recognition and little funding takes down a powerful, long serving congressman from her own political party. When Tahirah Amatul-Wadud heard about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs stunning upset over U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in New Yorks Democratic primary last month, the first-time candidate saw parallels with her own longshot campaign for Congress in western Massachusetts. The 44-year-old Muslim, African-American civil rights lawyer, who is taking on a 30-year congressman and ranking Democrat on the influential House Ways and Means Committee, says she wasnt alone, as encouragement, volunteers and donations started pouring in. [] Still, the...
  • Twitter reaction to Sen Liz Warren tweet about MA cop gunned down

    07/15/2018 7:31:15 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 26 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/15/18 | E. Warren
    (Reactions follow) My heart goes out to the family and friends of Officer Michael Chesna, a military veteran, of @WeymouthPD who was killed in the line of duty today. We are with you, Weymouth.
  • Emanuel Lopes: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    07/15/2018 7:30:23 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 18 replies
    A man is in custody after police say he attacked a Weymouth, Massachusetts, police officer Sunday morning, taking his gun and shooting him, before also killing an elderly woman who was shot through a window in her home. Emanuel Lopes, 20, of Weymouth, has been identified as the suspect in the shootings of the officer and the woman. Officer Michael Chesna, 42, was rushed to the hospital and died, authorities said. The woman who was killed has not been identified as police have not yet notified her next of kin. The shooting happened about 8 a.m. near Torrey Street and...
  • Anthea Butler: Democrats will lose in 2018 if they don't shut up about civility...

    07/15/2018 6:20:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/15/18 | Anthea Butler
    Anthea Butler Democrats will lose in 2018 if they don't shut up about civility and shout about our democracy dying Rejoice, Republicans, you will have another majority on your hands, because Democratic messaging for the 2018 election cycle is nonexistent. Harsh? Not even. The unimaginative leaders of the Democratic Party Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez have been playing nice and talking about the virtues of "civility," while the Republican Party has been accusing Democrats of backing Communism and supporting the violent street gang MS-13. (Trump has...
  • Massachusetts Senate passes automatic voter registration

    07/14/2018 8:13:28 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 62 replies
    MassLive ^ | Jul 12 2018 | Shira Schoenberg
    BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Senate passed automatic voter registration on Thursday, moving the bill one step closer to Gov. Charlie Baker's desk. The bill already passed the House, but differences between the bills will still have to be reconciled before a final version reaches the governor. It passed the Senate unanimously, 38-0. "It should be the state's burden to register voters - not yours," said Senate President Harriette Chandler, D-Worcester, in a statement. Chandler said long work hours and confusion about the voter registration process are barriers for many citizens.Under the bill, H.4671, any adult Massachusetts citizen who completes a...
  • Dems mull whether Warren is the one to take on Trump

    07/10/2018 3:19:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 112 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2018 | Amie Parnes
    Can Elizabeth Warren win back blue-collar Democrats from President Trump in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania? Its a question many Democrats are pondering as Warren one of the leading contenders for her partys presidential nomination, if she chooses to run in 2020 goes back and forth with the president over immigration and other issues. Warren (D-Mass.) has shown an ability to rally and excite progressives, shes a proven fundraiser and she has policy bona fides from her work in the Senate. Yet there are creeping doubts among some Democrats that shes the best candidate to take on Trump. Some...
  • Miss Massachusetts contestant resigns her title over pageants #MeToo mockery

    07/09/2018 12:22:08 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 30 replies
    VOX ^ | Jul 9, 2018 | Aja Romano
    A sexual assault survivor, Maude Gorman took a stand over a joke about the cancellation of the Miss America swimsuit competition.A beauty queen has turned in her tiara after a skit mocking the #MeToo movement was featured in the final moments of the Massachusetts Miss America competition. Maude Gorman, 24, announced in an Instagram post that she had resigned her title as Miss Plymouth County after the June 30 event featured an unexpected skit that lamented the demise of the Miss America swimsuit competition by referencing the #MeToo movement. In the skit, which was reportedly unscripted and unauthorized by pageant...
  • The Kuhner Report,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,July 9-13,2018,WRKO AM

    07/09/2018 9:09:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | July 9, 2018 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Afternoon And WELCOME To The Kuhner Report!