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  • Feds Collect Record Individual Income Taxes Through June; Still Run $607B Deficit

    07/13/2018 10:42:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    www.cnsnews.com ^ | July 12, 2018 | 10:48 PM EDT | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    The federal government collected a record $1,305,490,000,000 in individual income taxes through the first nine months of fiscal 2018 (October 2017 through June 2018), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today. Despite the record individual income tax collections, the federal government still ran a deficit of $607,099,000,000 over those same nine months, according to the Treasury statement. The approximately $1,305,490,000,000 in individual income taxes that the Treasury collected in October through June of this fiscal year was $71,815,310,000 more (in constant June 2018 dollars) than the $1,233,674,690,000 (in constant June 2018 dollars) in individual income taxes that the Treasury...
  • Rick Scott links child separations to Trump policy, says: ‘This practice needs to stop now’

    07/06/2018 8:50:49 AM PDT · by Javeth · 80 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | June 20, 2018 | George Bennett
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has sharpened his opposition to the federal government’s separation of children from adults who attempt to illegally enter the U.S., specifically linking the policy to President Donald Trump and declaring in a letter late Tuesday that “This practice needs to stop now.” Scott expressed his position in a letter to Health and Human Services Sec. Alex Azar seeking information about an HHS-run facility in Homestead that is housing 94 minors who were separated from their parents.
  • Divorcing Trump: Why some conservatives are now pushing Democrats (!)

    07/06/2018 4:40:50 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 June 2018 | Howard Kurtz
    The conservative commentators who absolutely despise President Trump are in a box. During the campaign, many loudly proclaimed that they could never vote for Trump. But they said they didn't want Hillary Clinton to win either. So some opted for fringe candidates or third-party candidates or write-in candidates or told people to make up their own minds. This was something of a charade. Either Trump or Clinton was going to be the next president. So by refusing to back Trump, they were increasing the chances that Hillary would win. Now, with the midterms approaching, some of those on the right...
  • Senators Collins & Murkowski, It's Time to Leave the GOP

    07/05/2018 7:56:32 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 63 replies
    NYTimes ^ | July 5, 2018 | Susan Faludi
    Just hours after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, media legal analysts and commentators began forecasting what this will mean for women’s reproductive freedom. On CNN: “Roe v. Wade is doomed.” Huffington Post: “It’s time to prepare for life without nationwide legal abortion.” Reuters: “a death knell for Roe v. Wade.” Or, as one commenter remarked, invoking Dylan, “looks like it’s all over now, baby blue.” I share the despair, but have we forgotten something? Republicans have a one-vote majority in the Senate. Their number includes two female moderates, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, both of whom support...
  • Mitt Romney: 'Too early' to say if I'll support Trump in 2020

    07/01/2018 7:23:00 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 150 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 1, 2018 | Daniel Chaitan
    Mitt Romney said it is "too early" to say he will support President Trump in 2020. The Utah candidate for U.S. senator further explained to MSNBC's Kasie Hunt, in an interview that aired Sunday evening, that his prior prediction that Trump will get re-elected was not an endorsement. "I also think Gavin Newsom will get elected [as governor] in California. That's not something I want to see, it's just something that's probably going to happen," Romney added. Romney was also prompted to speak about whether he wants a Republican to challenge Trump in a 2020 primary. "There will be people...
  • Collins: I Will Not Support a Nominee Who Demonstrated Hostility to Roe V. Wade

    07/01/2018 10:20:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 115 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 7/1/18 | Jack Heretik
    Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine) said on Sunday that any nominee for the Supreme Court that had demonstrated hostility to Roe V. Wade would not receiver her support. CNN host Jake Tapper asked Collins about how President Donald Trump expressed desire to nominate justices who may vote to overturn Roe V. Wade if offered the opportunity. Collins, who supports Roe V. Wade, is a key vote in the Senate, where Republicans only have a one vote majority in the chamber. "With all due respect, the Supreme Court, as we know, it overturns its own rulings all the time," Tapper said....
  • Why do we need more people in this country, anyway?

    06/22/2018 4:35:27 PM PDT · by Bratch · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 21, 2018 | Michael Anton
    As Capitol Hill Republicans attempt for — what, the eighth? ninth? — time in the past two decades to jam through an amnesty that their voters have explicitly, loudly and repeatedly said they do not want, it’s worth asking a question that is rarely raised: Does the United States — population 320 million and rising — need more people? If so, why? To most ears, the question sounds blasphemous, which illustrates the rottenness of our immigration debate. Actually, “debate” is far too generous. One side has made sure that there is no debate. Good people want more immigration, and bad people object or raise...
  • Trey Gowdy Unleashed Hell On The Deep State With This Jaw-Dropping Promise

    06/22/2018 6:25:33 AM PDT · by davikkm · 62 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    Who need Kevin Spacey’s “House of Cards” when you’ve got the US government live in action better than it ever could be written. It isn’t Hollywood, but way better! Watching who stands with honor and who is scrambling in shame in Washington D. C. is a bestseller. Finally the citizens of America are going to know who has stood behind them, and who sold their souls and sold them out for a piece of the missing trillions from past administrations. As Trump’s investigations continue, Americans are learning just how corrupt it has really been in the world of American politics....
  • Cohen quits RNC gig, slams Trump’s immigration policy

    06/20/2018 6:24:12 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 20, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    “As the son of a Polish holocaust survivor, the images and sounds of this family separation policy is heart wrenching,” Cohen wrote, marking the first time he has distanced himself from Trump. “While I strongly support measures that will secure our porous borders, children should never be used as bargaining chips,” he added.
  • Three former first ladies condemn Trump border policy

    06/18/2018 1:40:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 18, 2018 | Jane C. Timm and Alex Seitz-Wald
    Hillary Clinton said, "Jesus Christ said, 'Suffer the little children unto me' not 'let the little children suffer.'" Three former first ladies — Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama — have stepped out their political retirement to condemn the Trump administration's practice of separating parents and children at the border while parents are prosecuted for illegally entering the country. Speaking at a women's group in New York City on Monday, Clinton called family separation "an affront to our values" and said she had warned Trump's immigration policy would lead to this during her 2016 presidential campaign against him. And...
  • Jeb Bush Demands Trump End ‘Heartless’ Child Border Policy

    06/18/2018 12:15:04 PM PDT · by davikkm · 197 replies
    breitbart ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is calling on President Donald Trump to end the “heartless” policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border. “Children shouldn’t be used as a negotiating tool,” Bush tweeted on Monday. “@realDonaldTrump should end this heartless policy and Congress should get an immigration deal done that provides for asylum reform, border security and a path to citizenship for Dreamers.” The failed presidential candidate’s plea came in response to President Trump’s tweet in which he vowed to stop “some of the worst criminals on earth,” from using children to illegally enter the U.S....
  • Lou Dobbs: If Paul Ryan ‘Deceives’ Trump into DACA Amnesty, GOP Will Lose House Majority

    06/17/2018 10:44:02 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 17, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs says if President Trump is “deceived” by the Republican establishment and House Speaker Paul Ryan into supporting an amnesty for illegal aliens, it will “most certainly” cost the GOP their majority in the House. During a segment of Lou Dobbs Tonight, Dobbs blasted a plan by Ryan and Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) which would grant amnesty to at least 1.8 million illegal aliens who have been shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. According to the White House, Trump now supports the amnesty deal, though the president...
  • Trey Gowdy: GOP will hit DOJ, FBI with ‘full arsenal’ to get documents....

    House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said that House Speaker Paul Ryan led a meeting with senior Justice Department and FBI officials Friday, and claimed he “made it very clear” the House will use “its full arsenal of constitutional weapons to gain compliance” on outstanding subpoenas. “I don’t want the drama,” Gowdy said , adding that contempt of Congress is on the table. “I want the documents.”
  • President Trump: I won’t sign the moderate immigration bill [Video]

    06/15/2018 12:47:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 15, 2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    Next week, the House of Representatives will consider two immigration bills, a bill sponsored by Rep. Goodlatte, R-Va., that conservatives are supporting and a more moderate bill with a special pathway to U.S. citizenship for DACA recipients. In an interview on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning, President Donald Trump announced that he will not sign a moderate immigration bill. @realDonaldTrump: "I need a bill that gives this country tremendous boarder security... we have to have the wall, if we don't have the wall there is no bill" Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus have pressured House leadership for months to...
  • GOP Immigration Deal: Potentially ‘Biggest’ Amnesty in U.S. History

    06/14/2018 5:18:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    brietbart ^ | 06/13/2018 | John Binder
    A leaked draft of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) amnesty deal could lead to the “biggest” amnesty for illegal aliens in United States history, experts tell Breitbart News. Ryan’s immigration deal would go beyond giving amnesty to only the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens who are enrolled in the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. According to a leaked draft of the amnesty deal, obtained by Breitbart News, Ryan’s plan would allow the entire “DACA population” to be eligible for amnesty so long as they meet low educational, work and criminal requirements, prompting the amnesty to explode in...
  • House GOP releases 293-page compromise immigration bill

    06/14/2018 12:43:36 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/2018 | Rafael Bernal
    House GOP leaders distributed an immigration bill to conference members Thursday, in hopes of finding a permanent legislative fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) while advancing some of President Trump's immigration and border initiatives. Full text at the link.
  • It's Trump's Republican Party now — and woe to any who object

    06/13/2018 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 13, 2018 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Mark Sanford blew up his marriage and became a national laughingstock when he sneaked off his job as South Carolina governor for a tryst with his Argentine lover. After he forsook his presidential ambitions and spent time in political purgatory, voters forgave Sanford’s trespass and, in 2013, elected him their representative in Congress. But on Tuesday, Sanford was tossed from office by his Republican constituents for committing a far graver sin: criticizing President Trump. With his bulldozing personality, Trump has transformed the GOP from a party of anti-communist cold warriors to one that coos over North Korea’s communist dictator, from...
  • Bi-partisan compromise on amnesty? Hell no! Hold their feet to the fire!! NO AMNESTY!!

    06/13/2018 10:54:05 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 81 replies
    June 13, 2018 | by Jim Robinson
    These idiots never learn. Switched on FOX News and there was RINO Ryan, et al, calling for a compromise bill to legalize and grant amnesty to 1.8 million dreamers. Hell no!! Send Obama's illegal aliens back! Obama's DACA is unconstitutional. Hold their feet to the fire (again)! No amnesty!! Not under Bush. Not under Obama. And certainly not under Trump! Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all!! End sanctuary cities, end anchor babies, end chain migration, end DACA!! And don't break up families. Deport them all!!
  • Republicans scramble for last-minute immigration deal

    06/12/2018 5:16:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/12/18 | Mike Lillis and Scott Wong
    House Republicans were scrambling Tuesday evening to hammer out an 11th-hour immigration deal that protects so-called Dreamers and averts a potentially damaging partisan fight on a highly divisive issue less than five months before the midterms elections. Leaders of the conservative Freedom Caucus said they were bringing to their members a new legislative offer from centrist Republicans, and that they would provide a response to GOP leadership by the end of the night.“I don’t have a deal in hand; I have a proposal in hand,” Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said as he left the House floor to meet...
  • ‘You are a DISGRACE!’ Listen to extraordinary caller ranting at the Weekly Standard

    06/04/2018 1:21:11 PM PDT · by detective · 51 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 30 May 2018 | Cockburn
    Pity the poor Never Trumpets at the Weekly Standard! All they wanted was a bit of creative instability in the Middle East and Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush or David French or just about anyone in the White House other than Donald J Trump. And yet here we are two years into the Trump administration and they are still fighting the good fight and getting voicemails from readers like this