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  • Rove slams Bannon’s ‘jihad' against incumbent Republicans

    10/19/2017 10:46:24 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2017 | Olivia Beavrs
    Karl Rove in a new op-ed slams the challengers former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is assembling in an effort to unseat almost all the incumbent Republican senators who are up for reelection in 2018. "Steve Bannon, the failed presidential adviser and alt-right sympathizer, has declared war on incumbent Republicans, particularly Sen. Mitch McConnell Karl Rove in a new op-ed slams the challengers former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is assembling in an effort to unseat almost all the incumbent Republican senators who are up for reelection in 2018.
  • George W. Bush Emerges to Bash Trump, ‘Nativism’: ‘We Cannot Wish Globalism Away’

    10/19/2017 10:29:07 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 119 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/19/2017
    Former President George W. Bush delivered a public repudiation of President Donald Trump’s political identity, suggesting many aspects of the current administration are fueling division in the United States and around the world. The former president defended the ideas of globalism, free trade, and free markets as well as foreign interventionism around the world in a speech at the George W. Bush Institute. “We cannot wish globalism away,” Bush said, noting that the United States must sustain “wise and sustained global engagement” for the future of the country. Bush indirectly accused Trump of fueling dangerous ideologies that threatened the unity...
  • Republicans Are Blowing It

    10/19/2017 5:24:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    After eight years in the wilderness, Republicans have a president who will sign nearly anything they put in front of him. You’d think they’d revel in the opportunity to pass legislation they’d been dreaming of codifying in law, but you’d be wrong. Rather than attempt to implement the ideas on which they’d campaigned and won on, they’re staring blankly like a poker player who over-bet with a pair of twos and had his bluff called. But it’s not just elected Republicans; it’s the entire conservative movement that's dropped the ball. After eight years in exile, where are the innovations,...
  • Dow closes above 23,000 for first time; IBM soars

    10/18/2017 2:50:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 18, 2017 7:35 AM | Caroline Valetkevitch
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after it hinted at a return to revenue growth. The Dow hit 22,000 on Aug. 2, only 54 trading days earlier and roughly half the time it took the index to move from 21,000 to 22,000. This marks the fourth time this year the Dow has reached a 1,000-point milestone. […] Shares of IBM (IBM.N), which beat expectations on revenue, jumped 8.9 percent and accounted for about 90 points of the day’s 160 point-gain in the blue-chip index. Solid earnings,...
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Donald

    10/18/2017 4:28:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Pennel Bird
    It is an article of faith among many that some of the most patriotic Americans are immigrants. Leaving one's country and culture in search of a better life has a way of clarifying the reasons for making such a consequential choice. The freedoms and opportunities we enjoy as native-born citizens, but can sometimes take for granted, are often even more deeply cherished by new Americans in their adopted homeland. Trading up carries with it a reminder of what one has lived down – and can be all the more meaningful for it. In a similar way, it may also be...
  • Trump Restores the America Tocqueville Saw

    10/18/2017 6:25:54 AM PDT · by billorites · 5 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You see, it doesn’t get any better than this. I’ve had the phone fully charged for an hour and 18 minutes. It’s been sitting here doing nothing, and it’s only showing five minutes of usage. I mean, that’s ideal. You cannot get any better than that. I see all these people, “I have battery problems!” Well, I need to do a clinic on this. You know, maybe a Fourth Hour on all of this stuff sometime. I mentioned at the top of the program that there are a couple of stories today to talk about how great Trump is...
  • Trump drops 92 spots on Forbes' richest list

    10/17/2017 2:07:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/17/17 | Caitlin Yilek
    President Trump dropped 92 spots on Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans in 2017.Trump now sits at No. 248, compared to being ranked No. 156 on the list last year. Forbes estimates the president's net worth to be $3.1 billion, a drop of $600 million since last year. Trump has claimed he worth's $10 billion.The magazine attributed the drop in Trump's fortune to "a tough New York real estate market, particularly for retail locations, a costly lawsuit and an expensive presidential campaign."Trump paid $25 million to settle three Trump University fraud lawsuits days before his was sworn in as...
  • U.S. Judge Blocks Trump’s Third Try at Travel Ban [Hawaii]

    10/17/2017 11:55:06 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 74 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 10/17/2017 | Bloomberg News
    Link only: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-17/trump-travel-ban-blocked-by-u-s-judge-in-hawaii
  • US Backed Forces Celebrate Defeat of ISIS In Raqqa

    10/17/2017 11:21:58 AM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 17, 2017 | Holly Williams
    U.S.-backed forces in Syria are celebrating the defeat of ISIS in its former stronghold of Raqqa. Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces danced and chanted in the streets. Losing Raqqa is a major blow for ISIS as the terror group once called the city its capital.
  • Trump Says Drug Czar Nominee Tom Marino Withdraws From Consideration

    10/17/2017 12:11:07 PM PDT · by MrShoop · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | OCT. 17, 2017 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    President Trump said on Tuesday that his choice for drug czar is dropping out of consideration after reports that the nominee pushed legislation that undermined efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in the United States. In a Twitter post on Tuesday morning, Mr. Trump said that Representative Tom Marino “is withdrawing his name” for the White House job of director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. He said Mr. Marino, a Republican from Pennsylvania, was a “fine man and a great Congressman!” Mr. Trump was asked about the future of Mr. Marino’s post on Monday after a joint...
  • Trump warns McCain: 'At some point I fight back, and it won't be pretty'

    10/17/2017 8:27:39 AM PDT · by bkopto · 206 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/2017 | max greenwood
    President Trump warned on Tuesday that he would "fight back" after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) delivered a blunt denunciation of nationalist forces that was seen by many as a thinly veiled attack on the president. "People have to careful, because at some point I fight back," Trump told WMAL radio host Chris Plante. "I'm being very nice. I'm being very, very nice. But at some point I fight back, and it won't be pretty." McCain responded to Trump's comments moments later, saying that he has "faced far greater challenges than this," according to CNN.
  • Black Activists Credit Trump Policies for Helping Create 17-Year Low in Black Unemployment

    10/17/2017 10:01:53 AM PDT · by gubamyster · 28 replies
    Washington, D.C. - Recently released unemployment statistics showing black unemployment at a 17-year low are being applauded by members of the Project 21 black leadership network as a triumph of the "commonsense" policies and economic confidence brought about by the Trump Administration. Horace Cooper"Commonsense measures to reduce regulation are a major step in improving American economic conditions," said Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper, a former leadership aide on Capitol Hill. "Once Congress steps up to reduce taxes and repeal Obamacare, the markets and the economy will skyrocket — taking such good fortunes to black America and the rest of the...
  • Has Trump finally seen the light on ethanol and the RFS?

    10/17/2017 6:16:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    But then in September, the EPA truly infuriated the biofuel industry by floating the idea of bringing the proposed total even lower, and of revisiting other renewable fuel requirements for 2018 and 2019 finalized under the Obama administration. The proposal is in line with what the oil and gas industry want (those energy producers think the RFS adds to the cost of refining petroleum and wants to see Congress rewrite the underlying 2005 law). “Until Congress acts to address the structural flaws with the RFS,” Frank J. Macchiarola of the American Petroleum Institute wrote in a letter to the EPA...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 15 October 2017

    10/15/2017 4:48:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 155 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 15 October 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Oct 15th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump's national security adviser; Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.THIS WEEK (ABC): Haley; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Tillerson; Collins; Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill.
  • Trump, McConnell say they want tax bill passed this year and quash talk of a rocky relationship

    10/16/2017 12:26:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 63 replies
    CNBC ^ | Oct. 16, 2017 | Jacob Pramuk
    President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated Monday that they want to see a tax bill passed by the end of the year. "I really believe that we have a very good chance of getting the taxes done ... hopefully fairly long before the end of the year," the president said in a hastily scheduled, roughly 40-minute news conference following a lunch with the Kentucky Republican. McConnell added: "The goal is to get it done by the end of the year."
  • POTUS: "Obamacare Is Finished, It's Dead, It's Gone... There Is No Such Thing Anymore."

    10/16/2017 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    POTUS: "Obamacare is finished, it's dead, it's gone... There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore." https://twitter.com/FoxBusiness/status/919974555342516226
  • Trump allies worry that losing the House means impeachment

    10/16/2017 8:31:11 AM PDT · by Mariner · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | October 16th, 2017 | By Sara Murray
    (CNN)Top White House aides, lawmakers, donors and political consultants are privately asking whether President Donald Trump realizes that losing the House next year could put his presidency in peril. In more than a dozen interviews, Republicans inside and outside the White House told CNN conversations are ramping up behind the scenes about whether Trump fully grasps that his feuds with members of his own party and shortage of legislative achievements could soon put the fate of his presidency at risk. Donors who trekked to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in support of House Speaker Paul Ryan were treated to a slide show...
  • Report: Trump Doesn’t Expect Ginsburg And Sotomayor To Make It Through His First Term

    10/16/2017 8:46:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 100 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Thomas Phippen
    President Donald Trump expects to nominate a total of four Supreme Court justices, claiming that three seats will likely become vacant during his first term, anonymous sources told Mike Allen of Axios. Trump expects to fill the seats of Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor in addition to nominating Neil Gorsuch, who Trump nominated to fill former Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat earlier this year. Scalia died in 2016, well before Trump took office.
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (10/15/17 to 10/21/17)

    10/15/2017 12:55:49 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 414 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | October 15, 2017 | DollyCali
    The continued hypocrisy of the Left.. First couple welcomes Canadian Prime Minister and Mrs. Justin Trudeau to the White House (10-11-17) FLOTUS in WV at Lilly's Place to visit with opioid babies(10-12-17) Lara and Erik Trump showing off baby Luke in Virginia (10-9-17) Welcome all you deplorables to this week's edition of the Dose! This is EVERYTHING TRUMP. Administration, family, frustrations, joys, winning! We welcome your research, your commentary, your personal OT sharing and your presence. Even if you do not share a lot, just check in and say hi. Lurkers are welcome. Cretin of the week – AshleyJudd...
  • Trump and the dismantling of Obama's legacy

    10/15/2017 9:58:20 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 10/15/17 | Jerome Cartiller
    Washington (AFP) - Brick by brick, the demolition job has begun: since taking office less than a year ago, Donald Trump has launched an all-out assault on the legacy of Barack Obama. Climate, free trade, health care, immigration, foreign policy -- the 45th US president has set about undoing just about everything done by the 44th. All new presidents, of course, break with their predecessor once in the Oval Office, especially if they come from a rival political party. But what is striking is how systematic the hammer blows to Obama's legacy have been. And rather than throw his weight...