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  • The Dow is telling the most important story about Trump

    10/21/2017 9:05:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 20, 2017 | The Editorial Board
    After crossing the 23,000 line this week, the Dow is up nearly 5,000 points, or about 27 percent, since Election Day. It wouldn’t be there under a President Hillary Clinton or a Jeb Bush. No: Much of the credit has to go to the uncompromisingly pro-business President Trump — the antithesis of what the nation had seen the prior eight years. Nor is it just the stock market: Consumer confidence and economic optimism are up. And the Labor Department reports that claims for unemployment just dropped by 22,000 to 222,000 — the fewest since March 1973. And while, as Charles...
  • Drudge, Facebook, NYT readers could face libel suits for sharing 'fake news' [Former Dem FEC Chair]

    10/19/2017 5:49:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/18/17 | Paul Bedard
    Political content on the internet, paid or not, should face substantial federal regulation to eliminate undefined "disinformation," and users of platforms and news feeds, from Facebook, to Twitter, to the Drudge Report and even New York Times, could be punished for sharing "fake news" from those sites, the former Democratic chair of the FEC is urging.In a broad proposal that adds threatening libel suits to regulatory plans already pushed by Democrats on the Federal Election Commission, ex-chair Ann Ravel believes that there is support for expanded regulation in the wake of reports foreign governments spent $100,000 on 2016 political ads...
  • How to Make Private Investment in Infrastructure Really Work

    10/15/2017 10:58:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Citylab ^ | October 9, 2017 | William Murray
    During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump—like his opponent Hillary Clinton—spoke glowingly about infrastructure spending, alluding to Franklin Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration and Dwight Eisenhower’s Interstate Highway System as examples of how spending on roads, bridges and airports helped unite the country. For 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers has given America’s infrastructure an overall grade of D+, estimating it would cost more than $4 trillion to upgrade properly. But President Trump’s $1 trillion dollar, 10-year infrastructure plan has so far moved along at a halting pace. This tortoise-like process may offer an opportunity to think more strategically about...
  • EPA poised to formally repeal Clean Power Plan in major blow to Obama’s climate legacy

    10/06/2017 11:49:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 6, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to soon formally repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP) in what would be one of the biggest blows yet to former President Barack Obama’s legacy on climate change. A draft proposal of the EPA’s conclusions, leaked to news outlets over the past 24 hours, argues that the plan — which would limit carbon emissions from power plants and, in the process, drastically reduce the amount of coal-generated electricity in the U.S. — goes beyond the bounds of federal law and unnecessarily hikes energy prices for consumers. ~snip~ “The EPA is proposing to repeal the...
  • Disabled by Government

    09/27/2017 5:04:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2017 | John Stossel
    A third threat to free speech at the University of California, Berkeley has led to more censorship than political rioters or college administrators. It's the Americans with Disabilities Act. Berkeley is expensive. Out of state students must pay $60,000 a year. But for five years, Berkeley generously posted 20,000 of its professors' lectures online. Anyone could watch them for free. Then government regulators stepped in. The Americans with Disabilities Act stipulates, "No qualified individual with a disability shall ... be denied the benefits of ... services." As with most laws, people can spend years debating what terms like "denied," "benefits"...
  • Trump points to Maryland highway to make case on speeding environmental reviews

    09/22/2017 12:11:48 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 9, 2017 | John Fritze
    President Donald J. Trump said Friday he wants the federal government to speed the environmental review of major infrastructure projects, and he held out a controversial highway in Maryland to make the case for why the improvements are needed. Calling the current environmental review process "painfully slow," the president announced his administration will create a new council to help project managers "navigate the bureaucratic maze" as well as an office that would "root out inefficiency." "We have an obsolete system," the former real estate executive said in a speech at the U.S. Department of Transportation. "Instead of rebuilding our country,...
  • Proof Obama Wanted to 'Choke' Every Business Owner in America

    08/31/2017 7:32:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2017 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I mentioned in a recent column that the news was filled with stories about the protest-turned-riot in Charlottesville, the KKK, Neo Nazis, white supremists and let’s not forget Confederate statues. These are all WMD's- Weapons of Mass Distraction. They don’t affect the average American's life on a daily basis. What matters are high-quality jobs, the economy, GDP (Gross Domestic Product), the health of small business (which creates most private sector jobs), and the survival of the middle class (because they buy most of what everyone is selling). Like 63 million other Trump voters, I voted for President Trump to rescue...
  • Carbon Pricing And Colleges

    08/31/2017 8:53:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 31, 2017 | Alex Nitzberg
    Some climate change crusaders committed to curbing and eventually eliminating carbon dioxide and all "greenhouse gas" emissions advocate a system called "carbon pricing" that inflates the cost of using certain fuels in order to convince businesses and consumers to cut consumption. More than 30 colleges are listed as endorsers of the #PutAPriceOnIt carbon pricing campaign developed by Our Climate and Years of Living Dangerously. Part of the #PutAPriceOnIt website states: "One of the priorities of the #PutAPriceOnIt campaign is to gain endorsements from college presidents and demonstrate to lawmakers that institutions shaping tomorrow's leaders are committed to solving climate change."...
  • Drowning in debt, Connecticut faces budget crunch

    08/23/2017 5:59:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 23, 2017 | 7:28 AM | Hillary Russ
    Connecticut, home to hedge fund billionaires alongside cities mired in poverty, is racing against the clock to pass a budget or face further spending cuts to education and municipal aid across the state. Nearly two months without a budget, Connecticut is getting crushed by a burdensome debt load that has squeezed spending and amplified legislative discord. State lawmakers must agree on a biennial budget soon or else Governor Dannel Malloy’s executive order to slash state aid to municipalities and eliminate school funding for some districts will go into effect in October. The state faces a $3.5 billion deficit over the...
  • Australia Gun Culture (Part 10): How to Shoot Kangaroos in Australia

    08/09/2017 12:59:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In Australia, there are few limitations on the hunting of non-native species.Rabbits, cats, feral dogs, feral horses, feral donkeys, feral pigs, feral goats, foxes, camels, wild cattle, and water buffalo can be taken with few regulatory limitations.Deer have some limitations on the calibers that may be used. Game can be shot with spotlights and from vehicles.The shooting of Kangaroos, on the other hand, is highly regulated, and requires numerous different types of permits and licenses.Kangaroos maintain high populations and are agricultural pests in large areas of Australia. In New South Wales, near Quirindi, road killed Eastern Grey Kangaroos are...
  • Federal court strikes down EPA rule key to Obama's climate agenda

    08/08/2017 8:24:30 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 8, 2017 | John Siciliano
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' 2-1 decision said EPA does not have the authority to enact a 2015 rule-making ending the use of hydrofluorocarbons commonly found in spray cans, automobile air conditioners and refrigerators. The three-judge panel said that because HFCs are not ozone-depleting substances, the EPA could not use a section of the Clean Air Act targeting those chemicals to ban HFCs.
  • Trump: 'More Regulation Busting to Come'

    08/04/2017 10:15:58 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 4 replies
    Newmax ^ | 08/04/2017 | Jeffrey Rodack
    President Donald Trump, saying consumer confidence is high, vowed to kill more regulations while he works on tax cuts. In an early Friday morning tweet, Trump said: " Consumer confidence is at a 16 year high....and for good reason. Much more regulation "busting" to come. Working hard on tax cuts & reform! " — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2017
  • MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle Attributes Market Confidence to Trump Cutting Regulations

    08/03/2017 9:26:57 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 6 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 08/02/2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle on Wednesday attributed strong markets to President Donald Trump's campaign promise of cutting regulations, which she said held up profitability during the Obama administration. "The markets are very very strong, " Ruhle said. "Why is that? Now across the board, we have low volatility. We have strong earnings. The market has been chugging along." Ruhle went on to question whether the Dow Jones Industrial Average's success can be attributed to Trump himself, saying there is a disconnect between the two. "But on the positive, what we do have now is a market that corporate America is...
  • Budget boss Mulvaney claims Obama had 'secret list' of proposed regulations

    07/23/2017 7:13:03 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/22/2017 | na
    At a news briefing this week, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney continued to push the Trump administration’s goal of cutting back on Obama-era regulations. On Thursday, Mulvaney unveiled a “secret list” of proposed federal rules that he said the Obama administration had been hoping to implement. “They had a bunch of things that they wanted to regulate. And what we’re hearing is that they just didn’t want to tell you about it,” said Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget. “They thought it would be bad for their re-election prospects in 2012, so they created a secret...
  • 'This is going to be a long ride': Jeb blasts Trump & GOP over their handling of Russia

    07/22/2017 7:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 23, 2017 | Maxwell Tani
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush criticised his former 2016 presidential primary foe President Donald Trump on Saturday over his first six months in office. Speaking at OZY Fest in New York, Bush slammed Trump’s chaotic style of governance and failure to focus on his policy goals. He singled out reports that Trump recently suggested that he may attempt to pre-pardon himself to preempt a federal investigation by independent counsel Robert Mueller. “You get disciplined when your team says, ‘No, Mr. President, let’s stay focused on these policy objectives,'” Bush said. “Don’t disparage people, don’t go after Mueller, don’t say you’re...
  • GREAT AGAIN: President Trump Eliminates 860 Obama-Era Federal Regulations

    07/22/2017 5:33:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/21/17 | Jerome Hudson
    President Donald Trump’s White House has, according to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney, removed or withdrawn about 860 Obama administration-era federal regulations. The massive decrease in regulations is part of the Trump administration’s overall deregulatory agenda, Mulvaney said during a press briefing Thursday. Updating reporters on President Trump’s 2-for-1 policy for federal regulations — which requires cutting two regulations for every one new implemented regulation — Mulvaney said we are at 16-to-1, Breitbart News’s Michelle Moons reports. Speaking to the “slow accretion, that slow cancer that can come from regulatory burdens that we put on our...
  • Obama Left Over 800 Proposed Regulations...Guess What Trump Just Did to Every Last One of Them

    07/21/2017 5:05:14 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 82 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 07/21/2017 | Jason Howerton
    When President Donald Trump took office, there were over 800 proposed regulations left over by his predecessor. On Thursday, the White House announced it had withdrawn every single one of them in an effort to chip away at the burden of government regulations. The Trump administration said former President Barack Obama’s administration left 469 planned actions and 391 proposed “regulatory proceedings,” according to Reuters. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney put it like this: the Trump administration is killing the “slow cancer that can come from regulatory burdens that we put on our people." {..snip..}
  • Trump Is At Least Changing One Thing in Washington by Rolling Back the Regulatory State

    07/21/2017 7:41:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    President Trump is at least changing one thing in Washington DC. He is rolling back the regulatory state that has grown and grown over the eight years of the Obama administration. And this is indeed making America great again. Make no mistake. The Trump administration has claimed that it shelved 860 federal regulations its first six months in office, slowing new rules and finally reducing the government’s role in the economy. A new report released Thursday morning detailed how the administration has reduced economically reductive regulations by half, dropping by 40 percent other rules that would have had a significant...
  • Trump kills 16 regulations for every new one, crushing 2-for-1 goal

    07/20/2017 5:01:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump's administration, on orders to kill two regulations for every new one, ripped up the playbook during its first six months, eliminating 16 old rules for every new one, according to top officials. "It's really the beginning of a kind of fundamental regulatory reform and a reorientation of where we're going with regulation," said Neomi Rao, the newly installed administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget. In a briefing with a handful of reporters, Rao laid out the administration's regulation agenda, declaring, "It's a beginning ... you're going to see...
  • What to Expect From the Reshaped National Labor Relations Board

    07/02/2017 7:58:41 PM PDT · by catnipman · 7 replies
    The National Law Journal ^ | 6/28/2017 | Erin Mulvaney
    With President Donald Trump’s nominees on their way to the Senate, labor and employment attorneys say the National Labor Relations Board is poised to roll back regulations with its first Republican majority in nearly a decade. Management-side attorneys and anti-union advocates are hopeful Obama-era regulations will be scuttled in favor of business-friendly practices.