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  • Georgia sees huge drop in people on food stamps ["improving economy"]

    06/24/2017 6:51:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Friday, June 23, 2017 | Craig Schneider
    Georgia is seeing a significant decrease in the number of people receiving food stamps as the improving economy lifts many recipients into new jobs and frees them from the fear of going hungry. The number of Georgians getting food stamps has dropped by 300,000 from 1.9 million in April 2013 to 1.6 million. That decrease of 16 percent in the federally funded program saves taxpayers tens of millions of dollars monthly.
  • Trump signs VA reform bill, following through on campaign promise

    06/23/2017 7:51:16 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | June 23, 2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    President Trump on Friday signed Veterans Affairs reform legislation meant to protect whistleblowers while making it easier to fire problematic employees at the department. The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act passed by Congress earlier this month streamlines the process to remove, demote, or suspend VA employees for poor performance or misconduct. In addition, it authorizes the VA secretary to recoup any bonuses awarded to employees who have acted improperly. “Veterans have fulfilled their duty to this nation and now, we must fulfill our duty to them,” Trump said. “So to every veteran who is here with...
  • New York Times bloodbath could include reporter jobs

    06/23/2017 8:51:51 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/23/2017 | Keith J. Kelly
    Reporters at the New York Times could soon be “vulnerable” to the ax. If the ongoing round of voluntary buyouts being offered to editing staff does not get enough takers, the Gray Lady could begin another round, NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet recently warned his top department editors. “Up until now, the company had not indicated that layoffs would happen if targeted numbers weren’t achieved,” Grant Glickson, president of the NewsGuild, told Media Ink. As part of the NYT’s ongoing restructuring of its editing ranks, 109 copy editors have had their jobs eliminated. There are estimated to be about 50...
  • Democratic House Candidate: I'm Not Voting for Pelosi

    06/21/2017 6:01:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is losing support left and...left.More Democrats are beginning to distance themselves from the House leader as the party continues to lose winnable elections, like Tuesday night's special election in Georgia. Despite outspending his opponent Karen Handel, Democrat Jon Ossoff suffered defeat - making it 4-0 for Republicans in special election races since Donald Trump became president.South Carolina Democratic House candidate Joe Cunningham, who is running to unseat Rep. Mark Sanford (R), has had enough. Change, he says, needs to come at the top. The Democratic Party needs new leadership now. If elected, I will not...
  • Foxconn plans U.S. display making plant for over $10 billion, scouting for location

    06/22/2017 7:44:59 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jun 22, 2017 | By Jess Macy Yu and J.R. Wu | TAIPEI
    Foxconn (2317.TW), the world's largest contract electronics maker and a major Apple Inc (AAPL.O) supplier, plans to invest more than $10 billion in a display-making factory in the United States and will decide on the location of the plant next month. The Taiwan-based firm has been eyeing U.S. investments for some time and its CEO, Terry Gou, had previously said the company hoped to spend over $7 billion to set up a display-making plant in the country - which has no panel-making industry but is the No.2 market for televisions. Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, is...
  • China opens gates to US beef imports [and natural gas/ some financial services]

    06/21/2017 8:34:11 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 32 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 21 June 2017
    Beijing (AFP) - China opened its gates to US beef imports this week, giving American cattle farmers much sought-after access to the country's massive market following a 14-year ban. Shipments of eligible US beef have been allowed to enter China since Tuesday, the General Adminstration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement. Announced last month, the lifting of the beef embargo was one of the first concrete results of trade discussions that began when Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Donald Trump at the US leader's resort in Florida in April.
  • Evidence Trump Was Right About Illegal Voting

    06/21/2017 4:21:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | June 21, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You remember leading up to the presidential election in November that Donald Trump alluded to the fact that there might be as many as two million or millions of illegal alien votes? And do you remember the reaction from the Democrats and the media? It was like a bunch of stuck pigs in a barnyard on the way to slaughterhouse that had just figured out what was happening. They went bananas. And they said, “This is outrageous! This is outrageous! Trump is tampering with the election with Russia and now he’s claiming that illegals are voting. This is outrageous,...
  • Zimmer: Trump influenced decision not to seek 3rd term in Hoboken

    06/20/2017 3:48:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    City voters can credit President Donald Trump with Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer's surprising decision not to seek a third term in office. ___________________ "I'm certainly proud that Hoboken is on track to be protected from climate change," she said. "But, while our city is on the right track, our country no longer is. With President Trump having pulled our country out of the Paris Accord, demonstrating a lack of commitment to addressing this critical issue at the federal level, I've decided that it is the right time for me to take a new role working more directly on this important issue."
  • EPA Ends $1 Million Taxpayer-Funded Gym Membership Program

    06/19/2017 8:24:49 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 44 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/19/2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    EPA administrator Scott Pruitt identified the gym memberships as an abuse of taxpayer dollars! The Environmental Protection Agency has ended a nearly $1 million program that provided gym memberships for employees. The new administration under EPA administrator Scott Pruitt identified the gym memberships as an abuse of taxpayer dollars. Examples of the program's misuse included $15,000 for gym memberships for 37 EPA scientists in Las Vegas last year. "We have ended taxpayer-funded fitness centers at EPA; a program that was costing American taxpayers $900,000 per year," said EPA spokesperson Jahan Wilcox. "Disinvestment in using federal funds for EPA fitness centers...
  • Administration revokes blocked program to protect immigrant parents (Team Trump kills D.A.P.A.)

    06/15/2017 8:42:48 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06/15/2017 | Alicia A. Caldwell
    The Trump administration is formally revoking an Obama-era program intended to protect immigrant parents of U.S. citizens and legal residents from deportation. The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program was announced by the Obama administration in 2014 but was blocked by a federal judge in Texas after 26 states challenged the program’s legality in federal court. Kelly formally revoked the policy memo that created the program, which mirrored an earlier effort to protect young immigrants in the country illegally from deportation on June 15. --------------------------------------------- Homeland Security John Kelly formally revoked a policy memo that created the Deferred Action...
  • Isolating Trump: Merkel's G-20 Climate Alliance Is Crumbling

    06/12/2017 6:46:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | June 09, 2017 06:49 PM | Christiane Hoffmann, Peter Müller and Gerald Traufetter
    The German chancellor had been hoping to isolate Donald Trump on climate issues at the upcoming G-20 summit in Hamburg. But Merkel’s hoped-for alliance is crumbling, underscoring Germany’s relative political weakness globally. Many countries are wary of angering the United States. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had actually thought that Canada’s young, charismatic prime minister, Justin Trudeau, could be counted among her reliable partners. Particularly when it came to climate policy. Just two weeks ago, at the G-7 summit in Sicily, he had thrown his support behind Germany. When Merkel took a confrontational approach to U.S. President Donald Trump, Trudeau was...
  • After Paris: A Green Disaster in the Making in Germany

    06/12/2017 8:32:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 12, 2017 | Alex Alexiev
    What Trump repeatedly promised to do during the election campaign has been done, and America is no longer part of the Paris Agreement. Predictably, the mainstream media here and across the Atlantic have again gone totally unhinged with prophesies of doom for America, the imminent demise of the Trump administration, and the inevitable rise of Germany and Chancellor Merkel as the new leader of the free world. This may indeed be a watershed event, but not at all as the left here and there imagines it. Contrary to the fervent desires of the leftist elites, it will result not in...
  • Delta Airlines Dumps NYC’s Public Theater Over ‘Graphic’ Trumpified ‘Julius Caesar’

    06/11/2017 6:14:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    The Wrap.com ^ | 6/11/2017 | Thom Geier
    Delta Airlines announced on Sunday that it was withdrawing its sponsorship of New York City’s nonprofit Public Theater over a new Shakespeare in the Park production of “Julius Caesar” featuring a facsimile of Donald Trump in the title role meeting a very bloody end. “No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of Julius Caesar at this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park does not reflect Delta Air Lines’ values,” the company said in a statement, ending a four-year-old sponsorship. “Their artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste. We have notified...
  • Little-Known Law Makes a Big Difference

    06/11/2017 3:36:39 PM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies
    US Chamber of Commerce ^ | May | Thomas J. Donohue
    (CRA)The Congressional Review Act (CRA) was passed in 1996 to give Congress the right to review and rescind regulations, yet it was only used once in its first 20 years. Since January, it has been one of the most effective weapons of our new government, allowing Congress to reverse 14 midnight regulations passed in the waning days of the Obama administration. With the window for CRA action on Obama-era rules now closed, we should look back on the strides made and gear up for the next phase in the regulatory reform fight. Leaders in Congress and the administration deserve great...
  • Acosta mine: Are coal jobs returning to the US?

    06/11/2017 9:58:09 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | June 7, 2017 | Jessica Lussenhop
    So it was clear to her how bad things had gotten two years ago, when young coal miners she'd sold brand new trucks to just a day or two earlier started bringing them back. At the time, it seemed like a new coal company was declaring bankruptcy every week and the laid-off miners weren't able to make the payments. But now, for the first time in roughly seven years, a brand new coal mine is opening in Somerset County - the Acosta deep mine, just three miles from Maurer's dealership. "We're hopeful - it means we're going to have things...
  • Alpha opening new underground [coal] mine in Raleigh County [West Virginia]

    06/10/2017 9:14:23 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    WSAZ ^ | June 8; 2017 | By MetroNews 
    PETTUS, W.Va. — Alpha Natural Resources announced Thursday it will open a new underground coal mine in Raleigh County this summer. Marfork Coal Company, an Alpha subsidiary, plans to begin mining coal as early as July at Panther Eagle Mine near Pettus, according to a news release from the company. There are 8.8 million tons of metallurgical reserves available for Panther Eagle. “Recent improvement in the market has created more demand for our coal and strategically increasing production will help meet that need,” said Alpha Vice President of Operations Charlie Bearse said.
  • Coal Industry Outlook - June 2017 [+5% Coal Production From Exports +1% US Coal-Fired Electricity]

    06/10/2017 8:38:50 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Zacks.com/Nasdaq ^ | June 09, 2017 | Zacks Equity Research
    It is a well-documented fact that the U.S. Coal industry has been challenged by stringent environmental regulations for the last few years. Former President Obama's introduction of Clean Power Plan made things worse for the coal industry. With the policy's initiation, coal as a fuel source was pushed back further by increasing usage of natural gas and renewable energy sources to produce electricity. However, the condition of the coal industry has started to change for the better after the election of the new President...
  • Rick Perry: 'First-ever' natural gas exports [to northern Europe] offer hedge against Russia

    06/10/2017 4:21:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 9, 2017, 2:56 PM | John Siciliano
    The Trump administration on Friday touted the delivery of the first-ever shipments of U.S. natural gas to northern Europe as a move that will help lessen the demand for Russian energy supplies. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said shipments of U.S. liquefied natural gas, or LNG, arrived in the Netherlands and Poland on Thursday. "U.S. LNG has begun arriving in Europe with some frequency, providing a diverse source of supply and ensuring energy security for Europe," Perry said. "Europe has been looking to the United States as a key potential source for energy diversification to decrease Russia's leverage as the region's...
  • ABC, NBC Disparage Intelligence Chiefs as Anonymous Reports Collapse

    06/07/2017 9:25:20 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 36 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 06/07/2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In the days and hours leading up to a hearing of the Senate’s Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBC, and NBC) were giddy at the prospect of two heads of U.S. intelligence agencies fingering President Trump in a plot to shut down the Russian investigation. But after the two and a half hour long hearing, they weren’t kicking themselves for getting their hopes up, they were kicking Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and NSA Director Michael Rogers for not giving them what they wanted. .. The anonymous claims about Trump pressuring high-ranking intelligence officials were...
  • While you were focused on COMEY, Trump nominated another group of CONSERVATIVE Judges

    06/07/2017 8:23:06 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 37 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 7, 2017 | William A. Jacobson
    It’s understandable why everyone is focused on The Greatest Show on Earth, the appearance of James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, June 8, 2017. But barring some surprise testimony not in Comey’s prepared statement, the hearing will merely confirm “bad” news for Trump already leaked to the press – none of which rises to the level of criminality. And there are some good aspects of the testimony, including that Trump was not personally under investigation and never asserted any type of interference in the Russia probe. While everyone was focused on Comey’s prepared statement, Trump went about...