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  • You probably didn’t notice, but Trump and Putin are rebuilding a mighty military alliance

    03/19/2017 10:11:26 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 35 replies
    National Post ^ | 03/20/2017 | Lawrence Solomon
    The Western press is preoccupied with demon Russia. We’re told that Russia through its tool, WikiLeaks, cost Hillary Clinton the election; ..... --------------------------------------- ....What isn’t conjecture is that there is now a dramatic warming of ties, a mutual respect and a military alliance between Russia and America not seen in decades. ------------------------------- The thaw in relations between the military superpowers began almost immediately after Trump’s inauguration,......“We reiterated that we have common, ... said a hopeful Lavrov, who lamented that relations between Russia and the U.S. “were seriously undermined by the Obama administration.” ---------------------------------- The meetings demonstrated the Trump administration’s competence,...
  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to STEP DOWN after his anti-Trump vow to hire 10,000 refugees backfired

    03/19/2017 5:49:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 81 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2017 | Cheyenne Roundtree
    Complete Headline: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to STEP DOWN after his anti-Trump vow to hire 10,000 refugees backfired, provoked a boycott by Donald supporters and hit sales. Howard Schultz, the current CEO of Starbucks, is weeks away from stepping down from his role at the giant coffee chain next month. The move, which was announced in December of last year, comes after his vow to hire thousands refugees in response to President Donald Trump's first travel ban appeared to hurt customer sentiment and dent their sales. Trump supporters have called for a boycott of the chain since January 29, when...
  • Paris climate treaty dead

    03/18/2017 5:36:23 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 18, 2017 | Lorrie Goldstein
    While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will never admit it, the 2015 Paris climate treaty Canada signed with great fanfare died last week.It died because of the release of U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget plan.While Trump has to get it through the U.S. Congress, which means parts of it are unlikely to survive, his clear intention to gut U.S. climate change policy by dismantling the Environmental Protection Agency spells the death knell for the Paris treaty.Trump is proposing deeper cuts to the EPA than any other government agency, reducing its $8.2 billion budget by 31%, laying off 19% of its...
  • G20 financial leaders acquiesce to U.S., drop free trade pledge

    03/18/2017 4:16:36 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 8 replies
    reuters ^ | Mar 18, 2017 | Balazs Koranyi and Gernot Heller
    Financial leaders of the world's biggest economies dropped a pledge to keep global trade free and open, acquiescing to an increasingly protectionist United States after a two-day meeting failed to yield a compromise.Breaking a decade-long tradition of endorsing open trade, G20 finance ministers and central bankers made only a token reference to trade in their communique on Saturday, a clear defeat for host nation Germany, which fought the new U.S. government's attempts to water down past commitments.In the new U.S. administration's biggest clash yet with the international community, G20 finance chiefs also removed from their statement a pledge to finance...
  • Maddow's Viewership Plummets After Trump Tax Reveal

    03/18/2017 4:14:24 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 18, 2017
    MSNBC host Rachel Maddow saw a steep drop in ratings the day after she released one of President Trump's tax forms. Maddow and her preceding host Chris Hayes heavily promoted Tuesday's broadcast as a "breaking" revelation, and Maddow devoted most of her program to Trump's two-page 1040 form from 2005. "The Rachel Maddow Show" saw its ratings plummet 36 percent on Wednesday, compared to the prior night. That drop was even sharper in the key demographic of 25 to 54-year-olds, the viewership of which fell 54 percent, Sandra Smith reported. Additionally, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) pointed out that Trump's tax...
  • Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border

    03/18/2017 10:11:14 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 115 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/18/2017 | Alicia A Caldwell
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website further detailing President Donald Trump's promise to build a "big, beautiful wall" at the Mexican border. The notices were made public late Friday by Customs and Border Protection, the Homeland Security Department agency that will oversee the project and eventually patrol and maintain the wall. The proposals are due to the government by March 29. One of the CBP contract...
  • Medical, science research faces huge cuts under Trump budget (National Institutes of Health Budget)

    03/16/2017 4:00:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | March 16, 2017 | Jen Christensen
    Although the details are scarce, President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again, paints a dramatic picture for the American science and medical communities that is facing huge potential budget cuts. If it’s been a while since you’ve had a civics class, the Constitution states that it’s Congress that gets to decide how to spend the government’s money and how to tax its citizens, so this proposal is not the final word on what goes and what stays. But a President essentially starts the conversation, and for many scientists, it’s not a happy...
  • Democrats Directionless As Gorsuch Appears Poised For Confirmation

    03/16/2017 6:57:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 14 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 14, 2017 | Kevin Daley
    Senate Democrats have expressed frustration that the complex political dynamics surrounding Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court have left the Democratic caucus in flux, as the Trump administration appears poised to install a Scalia-ite conservative on the high court for a generation. The vexing political calculus concerns seven Democrats standing for reelection next year in states President Donald Trump carried in the 2016 general election. These lawmakers find themselves caught between a furious new class of left-wing activists and organizers, still reeling from Trump’s victory, and a midterm electorate in their home states likely to favor Republicans. As...
  • Presidential Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch

    03/13/2017 5:51:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 149 replies
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 13, 2017 Presidential Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR REORGANIZING THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Purpose.  This order is intended to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the executive branch by directing the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Director) to propose...
  • PROSECUTORS PINK-SLIPPED: AG Sessions asked for resignations of 46 remaining US Attorneys (tr)

    03/10/2017 12:37:13 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 95 replies
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked for resignations of 46 remaining US Attorneys
  • Illegal border crossings decrease by 40 percent in Trump's first month, report says

    03/09/2017 4:44:30 PM PST · by Hadean · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/09/17
    The number of people illegally crossing the U.S. southern border has dropped 40 percent in President Trump’s first full month in office, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reported that the number of illegal border crossings dropped from 31,578 to 18,762 persons. Kelly said border agents usually see a 10 to 20 percent increase in illegal immigrant apprehensions from January to February. “The drop in apprehensions shows a marked change in trends,” Kelly said. “Since the administration’s implementation of executive orders to enforce immigration laws, apprehensions and inadmissible activity is trending toward the lowest...
  • Neiman Marcus is selling Ivanka Trump's brand again

    03/09/2017 5:10:02 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 26 replies
    Shannon Coulter, the originator of the anti-Trump #GrabYourWallet boycott movement, posted on Twitter on Wednesday that two new Trump brand items had surfaced on the retailer's website.
  • EPA’s Environmental Justice Head Quits Over Trump’s Climate Policies(mustafa ali?)

    03/09/2017 9:52:56 AM PST · by rktman · 75 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/9/2017 | Chris White
    The head of the EPA’s environmental justice program resigned Thursday over concerns President Donald Trump might slash funding for the 24-year-old project. Mustafa Ali, a former senior to the administrator responsible for directing the agency’s actions protecting minority communities, stepped down in a letter to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. He also voiced concern the Pruitt plans on gutting the project. “I wonder if our new leadership has had the opportunity to converse with those who need our help the most,” Ali wrote in the memo. “I strongly encourage you and your team to continue promoting agency efforts to validate these...
  • No longer an enemy of the state.

    03/08/2017 6:22:39 AM PST · by areukiddingme1 · 19 replies
    VANITY | 8 March 2017 | areukiddingme1
    Since 12:01 pm January 20th, 2017 I and many like me are no longer an enemy of the state! I will explain, if you recall, on 7 April 2009 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a nine-page document published by the department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), titled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” which the main tenant of the document was to target American Veterans -- Let that sink in, American Veterans were considered to be the "gravest concern" of the obama administration. Veterans?!? The document, the first of its...
  • Trump Opens ‘All Available’ Gulf Of Mexico Waters To Oil Drilling

    03/07/2017 12:32:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 124 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 7, 2017 | Michael Bastasch
    The Department of the Interior will include “all available” federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico that have not already been leased out for offshore oil drilling. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Monday 73 million acres off the coast of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida would be offered at a lease sale in August as part of the Interior Department’s five-year leasing plan. “Opening more federal lands and waters to oil and gas drilling is a pillar of President Trump’s plan to make the United States energy independent,” Zinke said in a statement. Interior finalized its current five-year offshore...
  • Left-wing group to Democrats: Don’t even meet with Trump, or else

    03/06/2017 9:56:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/06/17 | Herman Cain
    Threats: WWRY: We Will Replace You campaigns I understand that the Democrats are the opposition party. I think President Trump’s agenda for the nation is excellent, and supporting it is the right thing to do. But I know they are liberals and they have different ideas. Often they are going to disagree just because they think differently. That’s the nature of opposition parties. But it’s also the nature of opposition parties that you listen, that you find common ground where it’s possible, and you work together when you can. We disagree on a lot, but surely we agree on some...
  • Democrats Flip Zero Seats in Four Blue State Special Elections

    03/04/2017 4:09:45 AM PST · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 3, 2017 | Andrew Kugle
    Democrats have failed since Election Day in November to take any Republican-controlled seats in four special elections in blue states, despite hefty investment from the Democratic Party. . . . There were four elections that Democrats hoped to win to show their resistance to Trump could be translated into electoral victories. The elections were in Virginia, Minnesota, and, most recently, Connecticut–all states Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election.
  • Donors pledge millions to fill void left by Trump's 'global gag rule'

    03/02/2017 12:44:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | March 2, 2017 | By Eliza Mackintosh
    Dozens of governments and private philanthropists have pledged nearly $200 million for family planning services, after US President Donald Trump banned funding for groups linked to abortion. Sweden, Belgium and Finland promised €20 million each (about $21 million) to the the global fundraising initiative, She Decides, launched by Dutch Development Minister Lilianne Ploumen. The pledges came at a one-day She Decides conference in Brussels on Thursday, aimed at raising funds for aid groups whose funding is under threat. Some 50 governments, ranging from EU members states to African and Asian countries, attended the conference. Organizers hope to raise $600 million...
  • Stock Market Roars to New Records After Trump Speech

    03/01/2017 12:23:03 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    CBS Marketwatch ^ | Mar 1, 2017 2:30 p.m. ET | Wallace Witowski
    Stock-market indexes set a new round of records Wednesday as investors welcomed President Donald Trump’s tone during his address to a joint session of Congress. Some analysts suggested that the absence of protectionist comments as well as his overall tone that was perceived as “presidential” instilled confidence among investors, sending global equity markets higher. “The economy is doing well, as we can see from today’s inflation and manufacturing numbers and any additional stimulus will put it into even a higher gear, and stock markets like that,” said Mark Kepner, managing director of sales and trading at Themis Trading. If the...
  • Is February 28, 2017, 'The Night the Democratic Party Died'?

    03/01/2017 6:42:35 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 43 replies
    PJmedia.com ^ | February 28, 2017 | Roger L. Simon
    I was once a Democrat. In those days, I thought I was on the team of truth, justice, and the American way. It was fun to be a Democrat then. But... Bye, bye Miss American Pie. Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry. I woke up. I'm no longer a Democrat (it's been many years now), and though on the rarest of occasions I worried I'd made a mistake, Tuesday night watching the shell-shocked faces of the Democrats on the floor of Congress while Donald Trump delivered his magnificent speech, I knew I had made no...
  • The Democrat rebuttal to President Trump’s epic speech couldn’t have gone better – for Trump

    03/01/2017 6:22:05 AM PST · by kevcol · 43 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 1, 2017 | Carmine Sabia
    Democrats did President Donald Trump a favor by picking former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to give the Party’s rebuttal to the president’s joint sessions speech. The former governor, who was defeated by Republican Matt Bevin, provided a stark contrast to an energetic, charismatic president. And, apparently, he forgot which party he belongs to.
  • Breaking: DOJ drops lawsuit against Texas' voter ID law

    02/27/2017 11:53:54 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 104 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 27, 2017 | AP
    BREAKING: Attorneys: Trump administration says it will drop federal government's opposition to strict Texas voter ID law.
  • Inside Trump's Secret Dinner: [Tips One Busboy a C-Note!]

    02/27/2017 11:38:07 AM PST · by Oakleaf · 72 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | February 26, 2017 | Benny Johnson
    12:01 PM Saturday, February 25th: I received a tip from a well informed source that Trump would be dining at the BLT Steakhouse inside his Trump hotel at approximately 6 PM that evening. I had seen the president dine in the restaurant before following a campaign event held at the property in October. I assumed he would take his regular table, a circular velvet one in the back on the second level of the steakhouse. I called and made a reservation for the balcony level. I wagered that if the president did not show up, at least we would get...
  • Returning Power to States and School Boards

    02/23/2017 2:16:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | February 23, 2017 | The Editors
    Yesterday the Trump administration preserved federalism, respected the principle of local control over local schools, and corrected one of the Obama administration’s many lawless and radical executive actions. With a simple, two-page letter, the Departments of Education and Justice withdrew and rescinded two Obama-administration letters that purported to unilaterally redefine Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Obama administration had expanded Title IX’s explicit ban on sex discrimination in federally funded educational institutions to encompass “gender identity” discrimination and then imposed intrusive “guidance” on every federally funded school in the nation, on matters ranging from pronoun usage to...
  • Clinton Donor Quits CIA Because of Trump, Says Decision Not About Politics (Clinton Donor)

    02/23/2017 11:28:23 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | February 21, 2017 | Brent Scher
    A CIA employee who contributed thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and who is a registered Democrat announced his decision to leave the agency in a Washington Post column published Sunday, writing that his departure "had nothing to do with politics." Edward Price resigned from the CIA last week and used the Washington Post to explain his decision that he could not "in good faith serve this administration as an intelligence professional." Price wrote that his "decision had nothing to do with politics," and that he "would have been proud to again work under a Republican administration." "As...
  • Amazing! Trump Cuts US Debt by $12 Billion In His First Month

    02/23/2017 7:24:50 AM PST · by davikkm · 57 replies
    On January 20th, the day of the Trump Inauguration, the US Debt stood at $19,947 billion. On February 21st, a month later, the US Debt load stood at $19,935 billion. Trump cut the US Debt burden by $12 billion and 0.1% in his first month in office! On January 20, 2017, the US debt was $19.947 billion. On February 21, 2017, the US debt was $19,935 billion.
  • Veterans have a real problem with the new term used to describe election-depressed liberals

    02/22/2017 5:05:41 AM PST · by kevcol · 14 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | February 21, 2017 | Samantha Chang
    Mental health professionals say they’re seeing more instances of a type of depression they call “post-election stress disorder” among Democrats who are still upset over Donald Trump‘s victory. . . . “There was a big missed opportunity in naming it ‘Post-Election Stress Disorder,'” Mast joked on Fox News. “I would have preferred they name it ‘Post-Inauguration Stress Disorder.’ That way they could have called it ‘PISD.'” Mast, an Army veteran, is a double amputee who lost both his legs and a finger in Afghanistan. He feels bad for depressed liberals who say they have post-election stress disorder, but hope they...
  • DHS Shifts Funds from Defending Illegals to New Office to Help Their VICTIMS

    02/21/2017 5:28:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 21, 2017 | 3:06 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    On Tuesday, DHS Sec. Kelly issued an immigration memo shifting the U.S. government’s efforts and resources away from defending illegal aliens to helping their victims. The memo creates the “Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement” (VOICE) office, which will act as “liaison between ICE and the known victims of crimes committed by removable aliens.” VOICE will address victims’ concerns and provide information regarding the enforcement actions and immigration status of the perpetrator. […] The memo also reallocates “any and all resources” currently used to advocate for illegal aliens and terminates “outreach and advocacy services” provided to them. …
  • Trump Administration To Rewrite Obama's Transgender Rule (REVERSED!)

    02/21/2017 12:53:33 PM PST · by drewh · 88 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | • 2/21/17 3:14 PM | By Gabby Morrongiello (@gabriellahope_)
    Justice Department officials plan to issue new guidance on protections for transgender students that will effectively reverse Obama-era recommendations and ensure those issues are decided at the state level going forward. "That's an issue that the Department of Justice the Department of Education are addressing, and I think there will be further guidance coming from [Justice Department] in particular, with respect to not just the executive order but the case that's in front of the Supreme Court," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday. The Supreme Court is slated to hear oral arguments late next month on a case...
  • Homeland Security Reveals Plans for Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants

    02/21/2017 12:59:23 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 21, 2017 | By Mark Swanson
    The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday began rolling out President Donald Trump's plans to aggressively crack down on illegal immigrants. The plan, outlined in two DHS memos, includes an attempt to deport almost all illegal immigrants caught in the U.S., hire thousands more border patrol and immigration agents, and start building the promised wall along the Mexican border. ~~snip~~ The memos were sent to heads of key agencies and signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly. Kelly said in one memo that it "implements new policies designed to stem illegal immigration and facilitate the detection, apprehension, detention, and removal of aliens...
  • EXCLUSIVE: White House Fingers John McCain As Media Leak; Believes U.S. Senator Eavesdropped on Trum

    02/21/2017 9:44:40 AM PST · by GeaugaRepublican · 243 replies
    True Pundit ^ | February 21, 2017 | by True Pundit Investigative Bureau
    This could be the beginning of the end for embattled Sen. John McCain’s life in politics. According to White House sources, McCain is believed to have somehow gained access to the content of President Donald Trump’s private, classified telephone calls with world leaders. And he isn’t keeping quiet about what was talked about either.
  • DHS cancels Obama policies, orders agents to expand deportations

    02/21/2017 7:49:13 AM PST · by GonzoII · 76 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 21 Feb 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly officially ordered federal agents this week to begin arresting and deporting more illegal immigrants, releasing them from the handcuffs the Obama administration had imposed, and making headway on one of President Trump’s chief campaign promises.
  • Heilemann: Trump's War On Media "Incitement" For An Oklahoma City Bombing

    02/21/2017 6:54:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Heilemann: Trump's War On Media "Incitement" For An Oklahoma City Bombing Posted By Ian Schwartz On Date February 20, 2017 Former Bloomberg TV host John Heilemann said Monday on MSNBC's Morning Joe that he is worried that President Trump is inciting "elements in our country that may go ahead and do something" on the scale of the Oklahoma City bombing. Heilemann is afraid that when Trump calls the media the "enemy of the people," that someone may take that "seriously" and use it as a motive to commit an act of domestic terror. "He has been waging war on the...
  • CIA Analyst Resigns Because of Trump

    02/21/2017 6:57:40 AM PST · by kevcol · 120 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 20, 2017 | Jason Devaney
    A CIA analyst assigned to the White House National Security Council announced Monday he has left the agency because he refuses to work with President Donald Trump. Edward Price began working at the CIA in 2006, and he said it was his first job out of college. He resigned from the agency last month after Trump took office. "Despite working proudly for Republican and Democratic presidents, I reluctantly concluded that I cannot in good faith serve this administration as an intelligence professional,"
  • Trump Will Issue Executive Orders To Dismantle Obama’s ‘Climate Action Plan’

    02/21/2017 6:33:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/20/17 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    President Donald Trump will order the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin dismantling a regulation central to former President Barack Obama’s plan to fight global warming. A source briefed on the matter told The Washington Post one of the orders “will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency to begin rewriting the 2015 regulation that limits greenhouse-gas emissions from existing electric utilities” and order “the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to lift a moratorium on federal coal leasing.” Trump will issue a second order instructing the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rewrite the “Waters of the U.S.”...
  • Hurt Feelings? CBS Ad Defends Itself as ‘Real News’

    02/20/2017 11:52:53 AM PST · by kevcol · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 20, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    It sure sounds like CBS is getting defensive over Donald Trump’s attack on “fake news.” A new ad for CBS This Morning on Monday featured a blazing graphic declaring the show “REAL NEWS.” Yet, the network has a history of fawning over Barack Obama and hammering Trump. On February 2, CBS This Morning reporter Omar Villafranca lamented the “dream denied” for illegals after the “somber” 2016 election. Last week, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley responded to Trump’s attack on the “fake news media” by lecturing that “the common denominator of Mr. Trump’s woes is the Constitution.”
  • Secretary of State Tillerson Fires Most of the Shadow Government

    02/18/2017 6:37:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Black Sphere ^ | February 17, 2017 | Kelly Beasley
    The State Department Swamp was partially drained today. Secretary of State Tillerson fired Clinton’s rogue, self-described Shadow Government. trump-welcomes-tillersonMaking good on a Trump campaign promise, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson drained the Clinton swamp snakes, aka Obama administration holdovers. Thus the personnel responsible for the corrupt handling of Clinton’s emails and the Benghazi cover-up have left the building. Lurking in the Shadows In the Clinton State Department, a rogue shadow government existed in secret from the 7th floor. These policy makers publicly boasted about their secretive operations. And you can bet that some of them have been responsible for much...
  • Senate votes on party lines to confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator

    02/17/2017 10:29:04 AM PST · by rb22982 · 104 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/17/2017 | Tom DiChristopher
    The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday in a mostly party line vote.
  • Trump signs bill undoing Obama coal mining rule

    02/16/2017 7:04:50 PM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/16/17 | Devin Henry
    President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule.   The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining's Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December. The legislation is the second Trump has signed into law ending an Obama-era environmental regulation. On Tuesday, he signed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution undoing a financial disclosure requirement for energy companies. Both the mining and financial disclosure bills are the tip of a GOP push to undo a slate of regulations instituted in the closing days of the Obama administration. The...
  • MAGNIFICENT! DJT at the Press Conference

    02/16/2017 12:02:16 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 240 replies
    2/16/2017 | By Laz A. Mataz
    MAGNIFICENT! I seldom watch press conferences by Presidents. Today I did. What I saw was a masterful delivery, both in content and tone. For those that could not tune in, here are the bullet points: He started right away by noting that the news media is "totally out of control", a theme he hit often throughout the presser. He stated that he "inherited a mess, both at home and abroad." He stated that "I’ve ordered plans to beginning a massive rebuilding of the US military" and "The greatest people in the world are members of the US military." He stated...
  • JUST IN President Donald J Trump signs repeal of Dodd Frank provision

    02/14/2017 12:18:13 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 104 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2-14-2017 | Time News
    JUST IN President Donald J Trump signs repeal of Dodd Frank provision
  • Flynn resigns amid controversy over Russia contacts

    02/13/2017 8:11:01 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 290 replies
    CNN ^ | February 13, 2017 | Sara Murray, Gloria Borger and Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN)Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, two sources tell CNN. His departure came just after reports surfaced the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States and was potentially vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians.
  • Homeland Security raids arrest MS-13 gang members across Santa Cruz County

    02/13/2017 4:31:35 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 74 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 02/13/17 | Jessica A. York and Ryan Masters
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security led a pre-dawn operation across Santa Cruz County and Daly City on Monday, arresting 10 members of the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang. The effort, in partnership with local law enforcement, was part of a five-year investigation into the notorious street gang in the area, according to Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Dan Flippo. The suspected criminals, members of MS-13, are men between the ages of 20 and 40, he said.
  • Ivanka Trump Sales Increasing

    02/12/2017 6:22:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/12/17 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    The whole mess about Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, shoe sales, and other accessories, is not about retail sales or whether or not the daughter of President Trump has a product capable of performing in the current market.  Sure, Kellyanne Conway should not have plugged Ivanka’s products. She holds an official government position, and she’s not supposed to promote any product on the market, but she’s new at this, she now knows about the ethics questions that have arisen (the Trump administration says she has been “counseled” on the issue), and she now realizes (though I think she already knew...
  • Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students

    02/12/2017 2:40:02 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 11, 2017 | LIAM STACK
    The Trump administration has dropped the federal government’s challenge to a nationwide injunction issued last year that blocked the fulfillment of Obama administration guidelines stating that transgender students’ access to bathrooms and other gender-segregated school facilities was protected under existing federal civil rights law. The injunction was issued in August by Judge Reed O’Connor of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas as part of a lawsuit filed by more than a dozen states over the Obama administration’s position that Title IX, the federal law that bans sex discrimination in schools, protects transgender students. Under that interpretation,...
  • Trump Vetoes Neocon for State Department Post

    02/12/2017 5:11:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 46 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 11 Feb 2017 | Edmund Kozak
    President Donald Trump has squashed Eliot Abrams’ hopes of being picked for a crucial State Department post. Abrams had emerged as a possible contender for Deputy Secretary of State, it was reported on Monday, and even met with Trump to discuss the position, according to Politico. Trump, however, reportedly vetoed Abrams’ appointment after learning Abrams had been a vocal critic during the campaign. Abrams, a Republican Establishment neoconservative, was incredibly hostile toward Trump’s campaign and its America first message. “This was Donald Trump’s thin skin and nothing else,” a Republican source reportedly told Politico. But it’s not difficult to see...
  • More Sanctuary Cities Caving To Trump

    02/11/2017 6:10:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    n today’s feel good news: Several more cities have joined Miami in rejecting sanctuary city status in fear of losing federal funding.Fox News reports: Several towns, cities and counties around the nation are caving to President Trump’s threat to pull funding, and abandoning their “sanctuary” pledges to shield illegal immigrants from federal authorities.Dayton, Ohio, dropped a policy that restricted the city’s cooperation with immigration officials pursuing illegal immigrants arrested for misdemeanors or felony property crimes, according to the Dayton Daily News. Police Chief Richard Biehl said federal authorities will no longer be impeded by the city when pursuing illegal immigrants being...
  • Ninth Circuit Court Now Demands It Be Protected From Itself…

    02/10/2017 5:22:10 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 257 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 10. 2017 | Sundance
    Oh, the winning… it’s often too funny. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is now independently, on its own impetus, requesting an internal vote on a full panel en blanc hearing to review its own decision. Additionally, the full ninth are asking the Trump administration to file an additional brief telling the court why the three member original appeals ruling authority was wrong. In essence, the smart judges know what wasn’t considered, and are now looking for an out. You just can’t make this stuff up.
  • Federal agents conduct immigration enforcement raids in at least six states (Great day!)

    02/10/2017 4:43:15 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/10/17 | https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/abigail-hauslohner/?tid=a_inl-amp
    Gillian Christensen, a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees ICE, confirmed that agents this week had raided homes and workplaces in Atlanta, the Los Angeles area and two other cities that she declined to identify, as part of “routine” immigration enforcement actions. ICE does not use the term raids. But immigration activists said Friday that they had documented ICE raids of unusual intensity in the past 48 hours in Vista, Pomona and Compton, Calif.; Austin, Dallas, and Pflugerville, Texas; Alexandria and Annandale, Va.; Charlotte and Burlington, N.C.; Plant City, Fla.; the Hudson Valley region of New York;...
  • 'We're going to see more': Sanctuary cities cave in face of Trump's funding threats

    02/10/2017 3:02:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2017 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Several towns, cities and counties around the nation are caving to President Trump's threat to pull funding, and abandoning their "sanctuary" pledges to shield illegal immigrants from federal authorities. Dayton, Ohio, dropped a policy that restricted the city’s cooperation with immigration officials pursuing illegal immigrants arrested for misdemeanors or felony property crimes, according to the Dayton Daily News. Police Chief Richard Biehl said federal authorities will no longer be impeded by the city when pursuing illegal immigrants being held by his department. Other communities that have dropped policies of shielding illegal immigrant suspects from Immigration and Customs Enforcement include Miami-Dade...