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  • Maybe Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Is Thinking Of A Primary Run At Trump After All

    01/20/2019 3:51:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Just to clarify the headline a bit, he’s not suggesting that he’ll “run train” on Trump, which would be something very different and, frankly, just awkward. This story has been getting a lot of play in the past couple of weeks and it’s showing no signs of going away. Is Maryland Governor Larry Hogan weighing a primary challenge to Donald Trump in 2020? When the story first broke I wrote it off as “other people’s ideas” and not Hogans. There were plenty of reasons to believe that, starting with the fact that up until his recent inauguration for another...
  • Puerto Rico bankruptcy decision a Death Star for Wall Street

    01/18/2019 7:34:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/18/2019 | Chriss Street
    A U.S. Bankruptcy Court decision wiping out half of Puerto Rico's general obligation bonds represents a potential Death Star precedent against Wall Street buying municipal bonds from states without a balanced budget. The reason that high-tax rate and potentially insolvent states like California, Illinois, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maryland have continued to have access to massive new borrowing is Wall Street's ability to sell general obligation municipal bonds to high-income individuals who can benefit from receiving federally tax exempt interest. Most muni investors also believe that the federal government will bail out any state financial crisis. Few Americans understand that...
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings gaffes his way to exposing his anti-Trump agenda.....

    01/18/2019 12:42:55 PM PST · by caww · 29 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/18/2019 | Mike Howell
    Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the newly minted 'chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee'.... The first unchallenged inaccuracy was the chairmans announcement that he has the power to investigate anything.... This is factually incorrect. Congress can only pursue information necessary to inform its legislative duties. Not once did Cummings mention any contemplated legislation. Voters elect legislators, not opposition researchers or public relations operatives. Another untruth: Cummings gloated that he didnt need to consult with Republicans before issuing subpoenas. however, consultation remains a requirement. In fact, Cummings previously advocated for more than consultation and demanded that consent from the minority party...
  • Hoyer says border walls 'obviously' work, rejects Pelosi's suggestion that barrier is 'immorality'

    01/16/2019 11:29:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/16/19 | y Gregg Re | Fox News
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., acknowledged Wednesday on Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" that border walls "obviously" work in some areas, and he rejected suggestions that barriers should be removed where they already exist. The No. 2 House Democrat additionally asserted that the question of whether to fund President Trump's proposed border wall -- a dispute at the center of the unprecedented partial federal government shutdown -- is "not an issue of morality." Hoyer's comments were seemingly at odds with the positions of other House Democrats, who have argued that border walls like the one Trump is...
  • [snip] Tesla founder 'would be interested' in taking over General Motors' idled factories

    12/07/2018 5:48:24 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    daily mail ^ | Dec. 7, 2018 | ANNIE PALMER
    Full Title: Could Elon Musk save the jobs of GM workers? Tesla founder 'would be interested' in taking over General Motors' idled factories Elon Musk is eyeing General Motors' once-occupied plants. The billionaire tech mogul said it's 'possible that [Tesla] would be open' to taking over automakers' old plants, such as the five factories closed by GM last month. The comments came during Musk's wide-ranging interview with CBS' '60 Minutes.' GM CEO Mary Barra announced in November that the car manufacturer would close five factories in North America and lay off some 14,700 workers as a result. Musk indicated that...
  • 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...
  • CNN Host Calls Out Top Democrat Over Party's Hypocrisy On Border Wall

    01/14/2019 4:13:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Steve Guest Twitter Video at link. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) faced some tougher talk from media hosts, for once, regarding the government shutdown that has lasted 20+ days now. President Trump promised border security during the 2016 campaign. He promised to build a wall. He has to follow through on it. It was one of his signature issues. Hes only asking $5 billion for part of his wall. The Democrats are not willing to play ball after reclaiming the House. Last week, Trump offered to re-open the government in exchange for some of the funding. Democrats rejected...
  • Women For Trump! (Women going to Washington to support President Trump on the wall)

    01/13/2019 7:08:17 PM PST · by aquila48 · 17 replies
    Email ^ | Jan 13, 2019 | Amy K
    I just wanted to give you an update and let you know that we are on for Tuesday at 11:15 AM (due to the snowstorm). We will meet Monday night for an impromptu meetup at Trump International at 7PM. Join us if you are in town. Then Tuesday morning we will have our press conference and then visit Capitol HIll to speak with our Congressmen and Senators...including Madam Pelosi! This has been an overwhelming and expensive task, so we really need your support. I am so grateful for those that have already contributed. Thank YOU! We will be sending out...
  • At union rally,Hoyer connects forcing feds to work without pay to slavery

    01/10/2019 7:24:47 PM PST · by mdittmar · 65 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1/10/2019 | Niels Lesniewski
    As federal employees braced for their first missed paychecks starting Friday, tension over the government shutdown reached a fever pitch, with House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer equating forcing people to work without pay to slavery. Speaking Thursday to a rally of unionized federal employees and their supporters outside the AFL-CIOs headquarters, the Maryland Democrat spoke of the 440,000 people that are being asked to work with no pay, adding, You know, back in the 1860s,they talked about working with no pay.
  • McConnell blocks Democrat House bills to reopen govt (hoists Schumer on his own petard)

    01/10/2019 4:26:14 PM PST · by Liz · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/10/19 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Rep-Ky.) on Thursday blocked two House-passed funding bills that would reopen the federal government. Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), surrounded by roughly two dozen of their Senate Democratic colleagues, tried to get consent to bring up a bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Feb. 8, as well as a separate package that would fund the remaining agencies without current-year appropriations through Sept. 30. But McConnell objected, arguing they would be "show votes" and saying that he and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) made an "explicit commitment"...
  • Cohen to testify publicly before Congress

    01/10/2019 3:10:37 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/10/19 | Morgan Chalfant
    President Trumps former personal attorney Michael Cohen has agreed to voluntarily testify before the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee next month, the Democratic chairman of the panel announced Thursday. I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify before the Oversight Committee voluntarily, Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said in a statement. I want to make clear that we have no interest in inappropriately interfering with any ongoing criminal investigations, and to that end, we are in the process of consulting with Special Counsel Muellers office. The Committee will announce additional information in the coming weeks. The announcement of the hearing...
  • Democrats shut down the Senate

    01/10/2019 2:19:04 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 39 replies
    Senate Democrats on Thursday began a blockade of all legislation after Senate Republicans refused to consider two House-passed bills that would fund partially shut down government agencies without money for a border wall. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday morning blocked the two bills that were introduced by the two Democratic senators from Maryland, where thousands of federal government workers reside. Democrats made it clear afterward that they wouldn't agree to take up any bills other than those to reopen the government. Its my commitment to my federal workers and our country that the first order of business...
  • Democrats shut down the Senate

    01/10/2019 1:34:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 87 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2019 | by Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Democrats on Thursday began a blockade of all legislation after Senate Republicans refused to consider two House-passed bills that would fund partially shut down government agencies without money for a border wall. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday morning blocked the two bills that were introduced by the two Democratic senators from Maryland, where thousands of federal government workers reside. Democrats made it clear afterward that they wouldn't agree to take up any bills other than those to reopen the government. Its my commitment to my federal workers and our country that the first order of business...
  • The 10 Most Liberal States in America

    01/10/2019 1:38:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 10, 2019 | Nick Johnson
    America is more and more divided these days. In this video, we analyze the most liberal states in America, taking into account recent voting patterns, agendas, laws and regulations.
  • Trump eyes shutdown escape route: 'The law allows him to declare what a national emergency is'

    01/08/2019 5:29:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 8, 2019 | Stephen Dinan & David Sherfinski
    President George W. Bush flexed the National Emergencies Act in the days after the 2001 terrorist attacks, President Jimmy Carter used it during the Iranian hostage crisis, and President Barack Obama tapped it to handle the swine flu pandemic in 2009. Now its President Trump who is eyeing the 1976 law, figuring it could be his ticket out of the shutdown showdown, allowing him to build his promised border wall without needing to get Congress to specifically approve the money. The White House said no decision had been made in the run-up to Mr. Trumps Tuesday night speech on border...
  • Chuck Schumer moves to block pro-Israel bill to protest shutdown

    01/07/2019 6:07:00 PM PST · by SJackson · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 07, 2019 | Susan Ferrechio
    The Senate late Tuesday will hold a procedural vote on a bill that supports Israel by allowing state and local governments to divest from entities that boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel because of its occupation of the West Bank. The provision is part of legislation numbered S.1 that was to be the very first bill senators debate in the 116th Congress. In addition to the BDS language, it includes several Middle East security provisions such as new authorities for sanctioning Bashar Assad's regime in Syria and reauthorization of security assistance to Israel. But Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ben Cardin,...
  • Inexpensive Good Guns to Replace guns Turned in at Baltimore buyback for $200

    01/07/2019 1:37:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 17 December 2018, the City of Baltimore held a gun buyback. The term buyback is an Orwellian propaganda term. You cannot buyback something you never owned in the first place. It should be called a gun turn-in. On 17 December, over 500 guns were turned into the police for destruction. One of them, a small 9 mm semi-auto pistol was turned in by Darlene, as interviewed by the local Fox affiliate, Fox45.From washingtontimes.com: A woman by the name of Darlene told a local Fox affiliate that she turned in her 9 mm on Monday in order to upgrade...
  • Pelosi Introduces Bill To Force Trump, Pence To Release Tax Information. Congress Exempt

    01/06/2019 7:17:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 68 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | JANUARY 6, 2019 AT 4:02PM | KARA PENDLETON
    Once again, there is a push for Congress to be exempt from what they demand of others. But this time it isnt an onerous health care plan. On Friday, Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced H.R.1, the For the People Act, according to CNS News. A summary of the bill is available online and gives a quick look at what is included in the 571-page legislation. Marylands Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md.is the lead author of the bill, as well as the chairman of the Democracy Reform Task Force. CNBC reported that Sarbannes said in a statement that Once we clean...
  • HR 51 DC Statehood Bill: Legislation introduced to make DC the 51st state

    01/04/2019 6:06:13 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 58 replies
    Fox 5 DC ^ | January 4, 2019 | fox5dc.com staff
    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has introduced a bill to make the District the 51st state. H.R. 51, the D.C. Statehood Bill, was introduced by Holmes Norton on Thursday, the day that the 116th Congress was gaveled into session. I have a commitment that there will be a hearing on H.R. 51 from our good Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings that this bill will get a prompt hearing and then, of course, go to the floor, Holmes Norton said in a video posted to her official Twitter page.
  • Shutdown Stories: 11-year-old starts business to help her furloughed mom

    01/04/2019 8:44:15 AM PST · by bgill · 25 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Jan. 3, 2019 | Heather Graf
    On Day 13 of the partial government shutdown, an 11-year-old from North Potomac is on a mission. My mind was just going through like, how can I help, how can I contribute to my family, said Bella Berrellez. The fifth graders mother works for the FDA and is currently furloughed as a result of the government shutdown. She got her last paycheck on Friday, December 28. I woke up one morning and went downstairs to eat breakfast and I saw the television was on and I saw it said the government was shutting down, said Berrellez. I just want my...