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  • Trump names White House lawyer to be watchdog over coronavirus bailout money

    04/04/2020 3:28:10 PM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies ^ | 3/3/2020 | john Solomon
    Brian Anderson will make sure taxpayer money is spent correctly during the pandemic and recovery. President Trump on Friday named a White House lawyer to be the chief watchdog to oversee the spending of $2 trillion in coronavirus stimulus money. Brian D. Miller, a special assistant to the president and a senior associate White House counsel, will serve as Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery inside the Treasury Department. Miller served as the Senate-confirmed Inspector General for the General Services Administration for nearly a decade, where he led more than 300 auditors, special agents, attorneys, and support staff in conducting...
  • LEAKED AUDIO: Kennedy Center President Deployed Lobbyist to Secure $25 Million in Coronavirus Stimulus, But Not a Cent for Workers

    03/31/2020 7:56:34 AM PDT · by bitt · 48 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 3/30/2020 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    The Gateway Pundit has received audio of a video conference call between Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter, members of their human resources department, and 200 of their employees. The audio was first obtained by Jack Posobiec of One America News. As the Gateway Pundit previously reported, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts infamously received a controversial $25 million from Democrats in the coronavirus relief package — and just hours later they told their performers and employees that they will not be getting paychecks. During the leaked conference call, which took place on March 26, Rutter repeatedly makes...
  • Pelosi: Trump Needs to Quit 'Fiddling' and Take Decisive Actions to Prevent the Spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus

    03/29/2020 9:51:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 87 replies ^ | March 29, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday that she believes President Donald Trump has done very little to help with preventing the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. In fact, she believes he's "fiddling" with making important decisions. "President Trump is considering relaxing federal guidelines for the coronavirus for some of the lesser infected parts of the country. Do you think he should?" Tapper asked. Pelosi referenced the number of people – roughly 2,000 – who have died as a result of the virus. "This is such a very, very sad time for us so we should be...
  • Stimulus Pork

    03/26/2020 3:17:42 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 24 replies
    Dumb Dems of California (Facebook group) ^ | 3-26-20 | Dumb Dems of CA
    Total absurdity of a "Virus Bill" listed: Here's a review of what's in this stimulus package.. Courtesy of Dave Wukawitz ✅Here’s what’s in the stimulus deal. $100,000,000 to NASA, because, who knows why. $20,000,000,000 to the USPS, because why the hell not $300,000,000 to the Endowment for the Arts / because why not $300,000,000 for the Endowment for the Humanities/ because no one even knew that was a thing $15,000,000 for Veterans Employment Training / for when the GI Bill isn't enough $435,000,000 for mental health support / thats a lot of suicide hotlines $30,000,000,000 for the Department of Education...
  • CA Dem Candidate Deletes Tweet Criticizing Pelosi’s Coronavirus Bill

    03/26/2020 6:37:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 13 replies
    freebeacon ^ | MARCH 25, 2020 | Collin Anderson
    Ammar Campa-Najjar deletes tweet saying voters in his district were 'enraged' by Pelosi bill The Democratic nominee in California's 50th Congressional District deleted a tweet criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) coronavirus stimulus bill. Ammar Campa-Najjar, who is running to fill the seat vacated by former Republican congressman Duncan Hunter, attacked Pelosi's plan in a now-deleted Tuesday tweet, saying voters in his district were "enraged" by the proposal and its inclusion of "unimportant items." "From the House bill: $35 million to the JFK Center. Can someone explain why this is a priority right now?" Campa-Najjar said. "I'm getting emails...
  • Good News: Relief Bill Saves Kennedy Center For Performing Arts From COVID-19

    03/25/2020 10:43:12 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 96 replies
    Rachel Bovard ^ | 3/26/2020
  • Millions for Kennedy Center, arts included in Senate coronavirus stimulus package

    03/25/2020 10:51:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25,2020 | By Tyler Olson
    The Senate stimulus compromise package aimed at helping Americans cope with the economic woes caused by the coronavirus crisis includes millions for the arts. The inclusion in the Senate bill follows an outcry from conservatives over a host of provisions in the House Democrats' coronavirus proposal earlier this week, which critics said addressed liberal priorities rather than the coronavirus pandemic. The appropriations text, released Wednesday along with the draft bill itself, includes $25 million in funding for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. That is down from the $35 million that was included in...
  • Pelosi Suffers Massive Political Hit – Abandons House Scheme – Announces Acceptance of Senate Bill…

    03/24/2020 4:41:28 PM PDT · by edwinland · 86 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 24, 2020 | Sundance
    You can tell when Speaker Pelosi recognizes a political backlash for her manipulative schemes because it’s the only time she blitzes the media. After suffering a very large political hit, beyond the capability of the media to defend, Pelosi said today the House will take up the Senate coronavirus bill. The writing was on the wall late yesterday as people started digging into the 1,400 page House proposal and exposing all of the far-left ideological efforts within it. Billions were earmarked for nonsense progressive projects and the House scheme was fraught with social engineering that had nothing to do with...
  • Nancy Pelosi tells CNN that ‘everything we are suggesting just relates to COVID-19’ and not policy

    03/24/2020 4:25:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 32 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 24, 2020 | Brett T.
    National Review’s Jim Geraghty reminded us Monday not to forget what Rep. Jim Clyburn told around 200 members of the House Democratic caucus on a conference call last Thursday: “This [the coronavirus relief bill] is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.” . . . Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks we’re all stupid, though, and told CNN’s Dana Bash Tuesday afternoon that everything House Democrats were suggesting in their relief bill had to do with COVID-19.
  • Journalism Needs a Stimulus

    03/24/2020 1:58:49 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 26 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | March 24, 2020 | Craig Aaron
    THE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 HAS UPENDED everything, including business as usual in Washington. In a matter of days, facing the reality of a nationwide shutdown and a worsening economic crisis, Congress got serious about spending money—a lot of it. A recovery package in the trillions of dollars is expected soon, and more stimulus bills are likely to follow. While the most powerful lobbies in Washington—the airlines, the oil companies, the chambers of commerce—are ready with their wish lists, the media and policymakers aren’t talking enough about how recovery and stimulus bills could help journalism. Free Press, the independent, nonprofit advocacy organization...
  • Democrats try to hijack coronavirus stimulus for liberal Christmas in March

    03/24/2020 6:48:35 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 23 replies
    USA Today | 3/23/2020 | James S. Robbins
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  • Sen. Tom Cotton Details Democrat Depravity Since the Corrupt Media Won’t Do It

    03/23/2020 1:47:51 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 36 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    You seriously could never make this stuff up. – In a series of Tweets this afternoon, GOP Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas listed the absurd list of Democrat demands that are holding up the crucial stimulus bill. Below is the text of those Tweets: Families and businesses need help now to survive the China virus pandemic. But @SpeakerPelosi walked away from negotiations to write her own bill, full of absurd provisions completely unrelated to the crisis at hand. Here’s what Speaker Pelosi is demanding while Americans suffer: 1. Corporate pay statistics by race and race statistics for all corporate boards...
  • House approves retooled coronavirus bill; Senate to consider it Tuesday

    03/17/2020 12:13:33 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16 2020 | Chad Pergram, Louis Casiano
    House lawmakers approved a revamped multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief package Monday that was initially passed over the early morning hours of the weekend after negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump administration. Lawmakers OK'd the measure containing technical corrections via unanimous consent. The Senate is expected to take up the legislation Tuesday. Senators will have to approve both plans to avoid sending the fixed bill back to the House.
  • Revised Coronavirus ‘Boondoggle’ to Return to House Floor for Unanimous Consent Vote

    03/16/2020 6:35:08 AM PDT · by yoe · 15 replies
    American Greatness ^ | March 15, 2020 | Debra Heine
    On Monday, the House of Representatives will have to vote on a revised version of the coronavirus relief package that passed early Saturday morning, after “technical changes” were hastily added to the bill, (Roll Call) reported. After hours of negotiations between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin, H.R. 6201, (the Families First Coronavirus Response Act) sailed through congress with a vote of 363-40-1. Democratic legislators voted in lock-step for the bill while 40 Republicans voted against, bucking President’s Trump’s stated support for the emergency relief package. Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) cast the abstaining vote. The revisions didn’t make...
  • Sen. Johnson signals opposition to House coronavirus bill, citing potential harm to small business

    03/14/2020 3:41:36 PM PDT · by be-baw · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2020 | Andrew Blake
    Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, indicated his opposition Saturday to the coronavirus relief bill supported by President Trump and approved by the House of Representatives. ... In a statement, Mr. Johnson criticized language in the legislation that would require government employers and companies with fewer than 500 people on their payroll to provide paid sick leave to workers who contract COVID-19, the infectious respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. “Although mandating that all employers must pay for sick leave might sound good, we need to consider the unintended consequences of this legislation. I fear that rather than offering a...
  • House passes emergency coronavirus package to boost testing and help sick and idled workers..(in the dead of night)

    03/13/2020 10:11:24 PM PDT · by caww · 76 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | March 14, 2020 12:57 AM | Nihal Krishan
    The House voted just before 1 a.m. Saturday to pass an emergency coronavirus response bill to increase testing and aid people kept from work, a measure meant for quick signing by President Trump next week as the government tries to arrest the pandemic. The final vote was 363 to 40, with one member voting "present." "Our bill which is basically intact what we are passing," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, referring to the Democrats' original coronavirus package released on Wednesday. "And there's some things that they wanted that we have to put off until the next time because it just...
  • H.R.6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act

    03/13/2020 6:23:19 PM PDT · by devane617 · 21 replies
    congress.gv ^ | 03/13/2020 | US Gov
    Making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • This little piggy went to court: German piglets 'sue over castration'

    12/16/2019 6:27:42 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    AFP via Yahoo!News ^ | December 14, 2019 | Florian CAZERES
    Berlin (AFP) - Little piggies go to market, but in Germany they also go to court. In a legal first, animal rights activists have asked Germany's top court to ban the practice of castrating young male pigs without anaesthetic -- with the piglets themselves listed as the plaintiffs. The painful procedure has become increasingly controversial in Europe and has been banned in Sweden, Norway and Switzerland. Farmers argue that the castration of piglets a few days after birth is necessary to prevent "boar taint", the occasional occurrence of a foul smell when cooking pork from male pigs past puberty.
  • Man had hundreds of tapeworms in brain, chest after eating undercooked pork

    11/26/2019 6:45:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    fox10phoenix ^ | 11/25/2019
    The patient, identified as Zhu Zhongfa, allegedly had eaten undercooked pork, which was contaminated with Taenia solium, a parasitic tapeworm. “Different patients respond [differently] to the infection depending on where the parasites occupy,” Dr. Huang Jianrong, Zhongfa’s doctor at Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, told AsiaWire. “In this case, he had seizures and lost consciousness, but others with cysts in their lungs might cough a lot.” Jianrong explained that the larvae entered Zhongfa’s body through the digestive system and traveled upward through his bloodstream. He was officially diagnosed with cysticercosis and neurocysticercosis, and given an antiparasitic drug...
  • Nothing to see here: Rivers along Korean border run red with blood after massive pig cull (PHOTOS)

    Heavy rainfall has been blamed for the spread of vast amounts of pig’s blood into rivers along the Korean border this week, following a cull of some 47,000 hogs amid an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF). A local NGO claims that blood from a nearby burial site, where some 47,000 pig carcasses had been disposed of, had seeped into the Imjin River due to heavy rainfall. South Korean authorities claim that the pigs had already been disinfected before being slaughtered and that there was a delay in the production of plastic containers for the carcasses. Nothing to see here:...