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  • Conservative Millennial Women Are Here... [A Liberal Begins To Understand! Good Read!]

    08/11/2017 9:01:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Glamour Magazine (yes, that one) ^ | 8/4/17 | Samantha Leach
    Conservative Millennial Women Are Here For Female Empowerment—Just Don't Call Them Feminists Recently I spent two days at the hub of conservatism in Washington, D.C. Nope, not the White House, but the Heritage Foundation for the Network of Enlightened Women’s National Conference—also known as NeW—where a group of college-aged conservative females gathered to discuss and learn about Republican policy and leadership. And yes, Kellyanne Conway was there. As a 24-year-old liberal woman who cried watching Hillary Clinton lose the election live at New York’s Javits Center, this wasn’t a room I ever thought I’d find myself in, and my preconceived...
  • Freedom Caucus seeks to force ObamaCare repeal vote

    08/11/2017 6:15:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-11-17 | Peter Sullivan
    The conservative House Freedom Caucus on Friday is planning a move to try and force a vote on an ObamaCare repeal bill. A spokeswoman for the group said members plan to file a "discharge petition," which would force a vote on a repeal bill if it gets signatures from a majority of the House. The move is usually used to go around leadership and try to bring up a measure to the floor for a vote. The plan comes as the Freedom Caucus, and some other Republicans, are pushing to keep the repeal effort alive, despite the Senate's failed vote...

    08/09/2017 7:03:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    Iowa Democrats pulled off an impressive and important victory in a Southeast Iowa special election this evening, boosting the party’s hopes that 2018 could be a bounce-back year. Democratic veterinarian Phil Miller of Fairfield comfortably defeated Republican farmer Travis Harris of Davis County, 4,021 to 3,324 (about 55% to 45%), thanks largely to a massive victory in his hometown of Jefferson County. That means Democrats will hold on to a key rural swing district that Donald Trump won in November by 22 points.... Miller was about as ideal of a candidate as you could hope for in this race: a...
  • Maryland city mulling over idea to let illegal immigrants vote

    08/07/2017 2:51:14 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 07, 2017
    A D.C. suburb in Maryland is considering a plan that would give undocumented immigrants the right to vote, making their city the largest in the Old Line State to do so. The city, which is home of the University of Maryland’s main campus and nearly 30,000 residents, is weighing approval of the new measure to let noncitizens cast ballots for mayor and City Council, The Baltimore Sun reported Sunday.

    07/28/2017 1:07:32 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Had they called it “Obamasurance”, which it is, instead of Obamacare, which it never has been, it may never have become law in the first place. And voters today would be fully aware of the type of end run the Republicans are trying to employ to save that which is most profitable to them and nothing else. With Democrats the name they put on legislation is never accidental. “Affordable”? “Care”? Right. Under FDR they named “Social Security” and it really wasn’t. Under LBJ they gave us “Medicare”, and that wasn’t either. “Civil Rights” is one of the most profaned terms...
  • Judicial Watch Warns 11 States to Clean Voter Registration Lists or Face Federal Lawsuit

    07/22/2017 3:22:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | APRIL 11, 2017 | Robert Popper
    Data Show Counties in 11 States Have More Registered Voters than Eligible Adult Citizens. ... The 11 states are: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Tennessee. The states have 90 days after receiving the letters to address the problem and provide Judicial Watch documentation showing that they have conducted a “statewide effort to conduct a program that reasonably ensures the lists of eligible voters are accurate.” Judicial Watch informed the states that should they fail to take action to correct violations of Section 8 of the NVRA, it would file suit. Section...
  • President Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Meets, Smeared by Deniers

    07/20/2017 12:15:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 20, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    Remember a few weeks ago when civility was cool ? Or, had you already forgotten? Remember the days after Rep. Steve Scalise was bleeding out at second base in Alexandria, Virginia? " Kindness builds communities ." Everyone was Mr. Rogers, glad to be your neighbor . Not anymore. Not with the Four Horsemen of the Voter Suppression Apocalypse on the loose. Brennan Center graphic All it took to forget that civility was cool was for the President’s Commission on Election Integrity to hold their first meeting. I’m on that Commission, and I get to experience the ugliness and dishonesty...
  • Rep. Tom Garrett Announces Intent to File Discharge Petition on Obamacare Repeal

    07/20/2017 7:10:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/19/17 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Tom Garret (R-VA), along with a dozen Freedom Caucus members, announced his intent to file a discharge petition that would put a clean repeal of Obamacare before the House. The House Freedom Caucus repeatedly argued that the best path to repealing Obamacare revolves around a simple repeal of Obamacare and then replacing the Affordable Care Act with a free-market alternative. Congress passed a clean repeal bill of Obamacare in 2015 only to have it vetoed by President Obama. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a former chairman of the Freedom Caucus, reintroduced the same legislation in 2017. However, Congress has not...
  • Let Americans Have Lower-Cost Choices for Health Care Payment Coverage

    07/19/2017 12:45:30 PM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 33 replies
    self | 07/19/2017 | Brian Griffin
    I would like truly affordable coverage. Put a bill in the hopper: 1. Allowing insurance companies to sell mandatory issue during PPACA open season, lower-cost coverage for a insurer-set number of days (24-hour periods), of at least 5, of hospital care coverage (EMTALA scope, essential newborn congenital surgery, operative tumors, pallitative cancer surgery, fractures of major bones), with a $1,000 hospitalization deductible, with available riders, only mandatory issue and federal law exempt from previous condition restrictions with the purchase of at least five, for coverage: a. up to $1,000 for outpatient/ER insurer-selected, Medicare Part B covered tests with patient Medicare...
  • Vanity - Citizen speaks out: Senate kill the "sixty vote"...TODAY!!!

    07/19/2017 5:46:54 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 17 replies
    Totally useless, "Never Trumper:, Republican Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell should call for a Senate vote today to eliminate the "Sixty Vote" rule in the Senate. Simple, folks...Fifty One votes makes for a majority. End of story!!! Let's see if this weak sister of a back stabbing, lie telling, Republican leader has any spine or loyalty to his party, country and the American people. McConnell pass that law ...NOW, or resign this complete failure and Trump traitor to boot!!! You could lead your way out of a cardboard box.
  • U.S. House May Vote to Block F-35 Sale to Turkey

    07/08/2017 7:41:04 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    Armenian Weekly ^ | July 7, 2017 | weekly staff
    House Rules Committee Set to Consider Multiple Amendments Imposing Sanctions over Turkey’s May 16 Attacks on Peaceful Protesters WASHINGTON—Political fallout from the May 16 attacks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail against peaceful protesters in Washington, D.C. continued into Congressional appropriations season, with the introduction of four amendments — by Representatives Dave Trott (R-Mich.), David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), and Don Beyer (D-Va.) —to impose sanctions on Turkey, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). Representatives Dave Trott (R-MI), Don Beyer (D-Va.), David Cicilline (D-R.I.), and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) have introduced amendments sanctioning Turkey for the Erdogan-ordered attacks against peaceful protesters...

    07/07/2017 11:13:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Afro American ^ | July 7, 2017 | by Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq
    For years, Black people have delivered our vote to Democrats. Many Democrats wouldn’t have won without our vote. Now some Black people, and other people of color, have become discouraged because no matter the votes we deliver, we are taken for granted. Once elected, many forget our efforts on their behalf. Until President Barack Obama ran for office, I voted for Democrats, but I’d lost my enthusiasm for my Party. My enthusiasm returned full force in 2008 and 2012. By 2016, I still enthusiastically supported Secretary Hillary Clinton. I did so because she was a Democrat, but also because she...
  • Dem state officials refusing to cooperate with Trump voter fraud probe

    06/30/2017 10:35:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies ^ | 6/30/17 | Judson Berger
    Democratic state officials already are refusing to cooperate with the voter fraud investigation ordered by President Trump, saying they will not hand over the extensive “voter roll data” the commission is seeking. The response comes after Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state serving as vice chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, wrote to all 50 states this week asking for their input as well as voter registration data. “I have no intention of honoring this request. Virginia conducts fair, honest, and democratic elections, and there is no evidence of significant voter fraud in Virginia,” Virginia Democratic...
  • One By One, States Are Blocking Pence’s Voter Suppression Scheme [from Leftist site]

    06/29/2017 10:33:57 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 50 replies
    Resistance Report ^ | June 29, 2017 | Nathan Wellman
    One By One, States Are Blocking Pence’s Voter Suppression Scheme State officials from Virginia, California and Kentucky are refusing to give over voter information to Vice President Pence’s commission on election integrity. President Trump signed an executive order last May creating the commission, saying that it will “promote fair and honest federal elections” after claiming that millions of undocumented immigrants had somehow managed to vote illegally for Hillary Clinton. No evidence for this claim has ever been offered. The commission, led by Pence, sent letters today requesting all 50 states to supply voters’ names, birthdays, the last four digits of...
  • Martin Luther King III visits Dolphins minicamp for voting initiative

    06/16/2017 3:11:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    CBS 12 ^ | 6/15/17
    .....Last year, four Dolphins protested police violence against African-Americans, by kneeling during the national anthem. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross stood up for his players, saying they had the right to do it. ....Martin Luther King III was at Dolphins minicamp Thursday as part of Ross's RISE Initiative. King was helping the players register....
  • REPORT: Head of Sinaloa Cartel ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Has California Driver’s License (Flashback 2013)

    07/13/2015 10:10:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Hispanically Speaking News ^ | 11/9/2013 | Latino Daily News
    Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman who has a $7.5 Million bounty on his head and runs the Sinaloa cartel reportedly has a U.S. driver’s license issued in California. According to the investigative report, “The Hunt for El Chapo Guzman, Mexico’s Most Elusive Drug Lord,” by the Univision network, Guzman obtained a driver’s license under the alias of Max Aragon in 1988. He obtained the license even though he was a wanted man by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and a Mexican national. The driver’s license information is part of a confidential file the DEA keeps on El Chapo. The year-long investigative...
  • The Latest: Paul Ryan: Montana candidate should apologize

    05/25/2017 9:29:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    .... Ryan is calling for the Republican candidate in Montana's special House election to apologize after allegedly attacking a reporter and getting charged with assault. Ryan says "that's wrong and should not happen."
  • President Kamala Harris? She’s making the first moves [Black Female Freshman Senator. Like Obama]

    05/09/2017 12:36:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 66 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 5/9/17 | Sean Cockerham
    ....The California Democrat, sworn into office four months ago, insists she’s not thinking about a run for president. Her inner circle forcefully tries to tamp down 2020 speculation – after all, there is no upside to being seen as a new senator focused more on national political ambition than on California. But the speculation is not going away, not with the absence of a clear Democratic presidential frontrunner and the party desperately in search and in need of a new generation of leadership.
  • House to vote Thursday on healthcare as Trump presses Republican ranks

    05/03/2017 4:42:31 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2017 | Steve Holland and Yasmeen Abutaleb
    In a possible breakthrough for U.S. Republicans' effort to roll back Obamacare, the House of Representatives plans to hold a vote Thursday on compromise legislation, potentially ending a logjam that has delayed advancing President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal the law. The decision to hold a vote comes after key moderate lawmakers met with Trump on Wednesday and said a revised bill might win approval as conservatives voiced no objections. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Republican leadership is confident there is enough support for the bill to pass.
  • Gwen Graham starts governor campaign, holds workday like dad

    05/03/2017 2:53:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 5/2/17 | Lloyd Dunkelberger
    Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham entered the 2018 governor’s race on Tuesday, joining a field of Democrats who hope to reclaim an office their party hasn’t held in nearly two decades. “We do not have time for typical politics because this is the time to paint Florida’s future in sharp lines and bold colors,” Graham said, making her announcement in a Miami Gardens park next to Miami Carol City Senior High School.