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  • Whoa! Michael Caputo Drops Second Trump Campaign ‘Agent Provocateur’ Bombshell During Interview

    05/21/2018 9:18:43 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 159 replies
    10:29 …“Let me tell you something that I know for a fact. This informant, this person [who] they tried to plant into the campaign … he’s not the only person who came at the campaign. And the FBI is not the only Obama agency who came at the campaign.” “I know because they came at me. And I’m looking for clearance from my attorney to reveal this to the public. This is just the beginning.”… And I’ll tell ya’, when we finally find out the truth about this Director Clapper and the rest of them are going to be wearing...
  • 19 states sue Trump admin to keep funding Planned Parenthood

    05/21/2018 12:09:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/21/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    LOS ANGELES, California, May 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- California’s Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading a coalition of 20 attorneys general, representing 19 states plus Washington, D.C., opposing a Trump administration rule change that prioritizes abstinence education over contraception distribution in family planning funds. In February, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that abstinence messages and natural family planning methods would be given priority in distributing $260 million worth of family planning grants. The announcement did not mention artificial birth control. In response, Planned Parenthood affiliates in Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin, as well as the American...
  • Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announces his re-election bid

    05/21/2018 9:01:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    msn.com ^ | 5/21/2018 | J. Scott Applewhite
    Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says he's running for re-election this fall. Sanders' campaign made the announcement Monday. The 76-year-old Sanders plans to launch his campaign next month with a series of rallies across Vermont. In a statement issued by his campaign, Sanders, who is among the list of possible contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, says it has been an honor to serve the people of Vermont, but more remains to be done.
  • Bernie Sanders: NRA to blame for lack of action on gun control

    05/20/2018 2:01:46 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/18 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in an interview on Sunday blamed the National Rifle Association (NRA) for the lack of action in Congress on gun control legislation. Sanders told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that it’s “unspeakable” that students are no longer surprised by school shootings. “It’s a three-letter word. It’s the NRA,” Sanders said. “And it’s Trump and the Republicans who don’t have the guts to stand up to these people and that’s pretty pathetic." Sanders’s remarks come after 10 people were killed in a shooting at a high school in Texas late last week. The Vermont...
  • MAKE COMMUNISM FAIL AGAIN: US TOURISM TO CUBA FALLS BY HALF

    05/13/2018 7:58:32 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 13, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sad! The Communist dictatorship is just going to have to go back to its old reliance on Canadian pedophiles. Cuba is in the top four child sex destinations for Canadians in the Americas. The others are Mexico, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. In 1978 I spoke with Puerto Rican Nationalist Rodolfo Rivera Rios, who had just voluntarily returned to the U.S. from Havana to face charges for airline hijacking. He said that he quickly became disillusioned and disgusted with the Robotlution soon after arriving in Havana in 1971, when a 12-year-old girl offered to have sex with him in exchange...
  • Pennsylvania GOP tweets that Fetterman's use of 'jagoff' is profanity

    05/18/2018 10:14:33 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 21 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Two hours ago | Wes Venteicher
    Some Southwestern Pennsylvanians say it every day. But to the state Republican Party, jagoff is a profanity. The party blurred out the word in a tweet posted Wednesday showing a picture of a T-shirt that John Fetterman, the Democratic Party's nominee for lieutenant governor, sold during his campaign. The Pennsylvania Primary Election determined John Fetterman as the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor; Fetterman is endorsed by Bernie Sanders and his rise included selling t-shirts with profanity-laced attacks on President Trump!MORE: https://t.co/1kOou24P7N pic.twitter.com/l6M7zUJivR — PA GOP (@PAGOP) May 16, 2018
  • REMINDER: FBI COVERED UP BERNIE SUPPORTER'S MASS SHOOTING OF REPUBLICANS

    05/14/2018 10:05:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 14, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    mass shooting of congressional Republicans... many lawmakers are mad, or frustrated, or saddened, at how quickly the story disappeared from the headlines given that the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, targeted Republicans... Hodgkinson carried a list of names of lawmakers in his pocket: ... The list included their office numbers and short physical descriptions. He’d recorded video of the field in April of of that year — a sign, the prosecutor wrote in his official report, that Hodgkinson “had already selected Simpson field as a potential target as early as April 2017.” His social media was filled with Bernie and anti-Republican...
  • California Bill Wants To Drop Washington/Lincoln’s Birthday And Replace It With Communist Holiday

    05/12/2018 8:00:15 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12 May 2018 | ROB SHIMSHOCK
    The California Assembly discussed Thursday a bill that would replace Abraham Lincoln or George Washington’s birthday with International Socialist Workers’ Day as a paid holiday. California Democrat Assemblyman Miguel Santiago introduced Bill AB-3042, which would allow schools to replace Washington Day and Lincoln Day with Presidents’ Day and install an “International Workers’ Day” — conventionally known as “May Day” — as a second holiday. “I’m aghast that a bill like this would be able to get through committee,” California Republican Assemblyman Matthew Harper said to the Assembly. “Are we in competition to be the laughing stock of the United States?”...
  • Democrats’ frightening embrace of socialism

    05/08/2018 6:01:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 05/07/2018 | Ed Rogers
    Speaking at an event in New York City last week, Hillary Clinton said something interesting about Democrats today and their lurch to the left. Clinton said being a capitalist “probably” hurt her when campaigning against democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in 2016. Think about that. Part of the reason so many Republicans are frozen like a deer in headlights when it comes to President Trump is the horror of thinking about Clinton as president. It is stunning to realize how in today’s Democratic Party, being a capitalist is something one must either apologize for or at least give qualified...
  • Connecticut To Give Its Electoral College Votes To National Popular Vote Victor

    05/07/2018 2:19:36 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 141 replies
    MSN ^ | 5-7-2018 | Dominique Mosbergen
    Connecticut’s legislature has passed a bill that would give the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationally. The state Senate voted 21-14 on Saturday to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which includes 10 states and the District of Columbia. The state House passed the measure last week, 77 to 73. The compact requires its members to cast their Electoral College ballots for the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. The agreement goes into effect once states representing at least 270 electoral votes — the number needed for a candidate...
  • Trump tax cut leaves blue states bluer, but they do have a way out (SALT sends NY, CA scrambling)

    05/04/2018 7:18:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 05/04/2018 | HUNT LAWRENCE AND DANIEL J. FLYNN
    High-tax states face a choice: reduce taxes or lose taxpayers. Stephen Moore and Art Laffer forecast in the Wall Street Journal the loss of 800,000 California and New York residents over the next three years. The exodus, the economics experts say, comes because of the tax bill, which limits the state and local tax (SALT) deduction to $10,000, passed in December. Previously, the feds forced no monetary limit on filers. California taxes individuals earning $1 million or more at a rate of 13.3 percent. New York levies an 8.8 percent rate upon individuals making a similar amount of money annually....
  • Local group urges Bernie Sanders to visit Gaza

    05/03/2018 12:36:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Brattleboro Reformer ^ | May 2, 2018 | By Bob Audette
    BRATTLEBORO, VT — A group of local activists is urging Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to visit the Gaza Strip and observe the conditions on the ground. On Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Pliny Park, Brattleboro Solidarity will host a rally "in solidarity with Palestinians demonstrating nonviolently for their rights." "Our main objective is to pressure Bernie Sanders to visit Gaza and see for himself the unjust conditions of the people trying to survive," said Anna Mullany on behalf of Brattleboro Solidarity. "With Bernie, the media will follow, bearing witness to the occupation and resistance of Palestinians. We hope...
  • Maple, honey producers not sweet on added sugars label

    05/03/2018 7:13:43 AM PDT · by Michamilton · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2018 | Lisa Rathke
    EAST MONTPELIER – Producers of pure maple syrup and honey aren’t sweet on a plan to label their pure natural products as containing added sugars. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be requiring updated nutrition labels for products that are expected to say that pure maple syrup and honey contain added sugars, which the producers and officials say is misleading and confusing and could hurt their industries. "There are no added sugars. Maple is a pure product," said U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont, the top maple producing state in the country.
  • Socialism: Bernie Sanders’ job guarantee proposal doesn’t add up

    05/02/2018 11:03:37 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 33 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/1/2108 | Not Given
    The notion of a “job guarantee” in America, once appropriately seen as a fringe idea lacking credibility, is growing in popularity among the Democratic Party. Last week, the Washington Post reported that Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is crafting a proposal in which the federal government would guarantee a job that pays $15 an hour plus health insurance to any American “who wants or needs one.” The plan, which Sanders hasn’t figured out how to fund yet, would call for the creation of hundreds of government projects throughout the country in fields ranging from infrastructure to caregiving in...
  • Brooks Suggests Republicans Are Retiring Because of Assassination Fears

    04/27/2018 11:10:06 PM PDT · by TheConservator · 71 replies
    Roll call ^ | 4/272018 | Eric M Garcia
    Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks suggested in a radio interview that Republicans are retiring en masse because of assassination fears. . . . . But Brooks said while there were multiple factors that contributed to a slew of Republicans leaving the House, he suggested fears of violence was a major one. “One of the things that’s concerning me is the assassination risk may become a factor,” he said. . . . . “Notice a trend here?” he said. “I have a congressman who is a friend here who has a three-year old daughter whose daughter was threatened with murder.” He also...
  • Bernie Sanders to unveil plan to guarantee every American a job

    04/23/2018 12:14:09 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 186 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/23/18 | Jeff Stein
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will unveil a plan for the federal government to guarantee a job paying $15 an hour and health-care benefits to every American worker “who wants or needs one,” embracing the kind of large-scale government works project that Democrats have shied away from in recent decades. Sanders's jobs guarantee would fund hundreds of projects throughout the United States aimed at addressing priorities such as infrastructure, caregiving, the environment, education and other goals. Under the job guarantee, every American would be entitled to a job under one of these projects or receive job training to be able to...
  • Vermont Governor Flips, Signs Massive New Gun-Control Law

    04/18/2018 3:19:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 81 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 12, 2018 4:25 pm | Stephen Gutowski
    In a stark reversal Vermont governor Phil Scott (R) signed a sweeping new gun-control bill into law on Wednesday.To shouts of "traitor" and "BS," Scott signed S. 55, which institutes sweeping new gun-control measures. The law bans the sale of any firearms to most adults under 21, bans the sale of rifle magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds and handgun magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds, bans private sales of used firearms unless facilitated by a federally licensed gun dealer, and bans the sale and possession of bump-fire stocks. Anyone convicted of breaking the provisions of...
  • Vermont Gov. Caves, Signs Ban on Private Gun Sales After Campaigning on No New Gun Control

    04/18/2018 3:10:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Apr 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) has caved and signed a ban on private on gun sales after running a gubernatorial campaign in which he rejected the need for more gun control. The legislation banning private gun sales also bans the sale of “high capacity” magazines and bump stocks. And it raises the age for long gun purchases to 21 throughout the state. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the “high capacity” magazine ban limits rifle magazines to 10 rounds and handgun magazines to 15 rounds.Scott pointed to a foiled attack on Vermont’s Fair Haven Union High School as justification for...
  • Why I Left the Anti-War Right

    02/09/2004 2:37:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 50 replies · 1,625+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 2/09/04 | Anthony Gancarski
    <p>If someone had told me a few months ago that I’d be writing a piece for Front Page on this theme, I would’ve dismissed him as a lunatic. After all, then I was supporting the positions expected from those on the so-called antiwar right. I was harshly critical of Israeli defense initiatives, more willing to talk up for Noam Chomsky than the sitting President, and insistent upon baiting “neo-conservative” Michael Ledeen of National Review into admitting that he sought to see the regime in Tehran overthrown by any means necessary, including US Military involvement.</p>
  • Attack of the Dean-Leaners The Libertarian Case for the Democrats

    10/14/2003 5:07:32 PM PDT · by RJCogburn · 26 replies · 110+ views
    Reason ^ | October 14, 2003 | Julian Sanchez
    I think I must have been ill that day. At some point, no one can say precisely when, libertarians apparently swore a feudal oath of fealty to the Republican Party. In response to an American Prospect article on libertarian disenchantment with the Bush administration, Reason's own former editor in chief Virginia Postrel explained that "real Dean voters don't like Jeff Flake. (I do.)" On the Crossfire view of politics, this makes sense: You pick your team and root for it, come hell or high water. The Platonic Real Dean Voter can't possibly hold any affection for a member of the...