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  • (9th Circuit) Federal appeals judge announces immediate retirement ... sexual misconduct

    12/18/2017 7:06:20 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | By Matt Zapotosky
    Alex Kozinski, the powerful judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit who was facing a judicial investigation over allegations that he subjected 15 women to inappropriate sexual behavior, announced Monday that he would retire effective immediately. In a statement provided by his lawyer, Kozinski apologized, saying that he “had a broad sense of humor and a candid way of speaking to both male and female law clerks alike,” and that “in doing so, I may not have been mindful enough of the special challenges and pressures that women face in the workplace.” “It grieves me to...
  • N.Y. Fed raises U.S. fourth-quarter GDP growth view to near 4 percent

    12/18/2017 6:40:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | 12/18/2017 | Staff
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Federal Reserve on Friday raised its estimate of U.S. gross domestic product growth for the fourth quarter of 2017 closer to 4 percent, based on revisions of prior data that suggested stronger economic activities.
  • Economic optimism soars, boosting Trump's approval rating: CNBC Survey

    12/18/2017 3:52:35 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | December 18, 2017 | Steve Liesman
    American optimism on the economy is reaching new heights and the President's approval ratings looks to be benefiting, at least somewhat. The CNBC All-American Economic Survey found that for the first time in at least 11 years, more than half of the public rates the economy as good or excellent, while a near record 41 percent expect the economy to improve in the next year.
  • A War Trump Won

    12/17/2017 2:40:17 PM PST · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    NYT ^ | 17 Dec 2017 | Ross Douthat
    There is nothing more characteristic of the Trump era, with its fire hose of misinformation, scandal and hyperbole, than that America and its allies recently managed to win a war that just two years ago consumed headlines and dominated political debate and helped Donald Trump himself get elected president — and somehow nobody seemed to notice. I mean the war against the Islamic State, whose expansion was the defining foreign policy calamity of Barack Obama’s second term, whose executions of Americans made the U.S.A. look impotent and whose utopian experiment drew volunteers drunk on world-historical ambitions and metaphysical dreams. Its...
  • Trump's Regulatory Rollback: Not 2 to 1, but 22 to 1!

    12/17/2017 5:48:52 PM PST · by WisconsinRep · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 December 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    In his first 11 months in office, President Donald Trump is keeping another of his campaign promises: reducing regulations so that the economy can breathe again. Speaking in the Roosevelt Room — an irony that may have been intended — Trump summarized brilliantly exactly how the greatest economic miracle in history got bogged down: Congress has abandoned much of its responsibility to legislate [see Article I, Section I of the U.S. Constitution: “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States”], and has instead given unelected regulators ... extraordinary power to control the lives...
  • Trump's Christmas Gift to the Middle Class

    12/17/2017 9:10:30 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    President Donald J. Trump announced his Christmas gift to middle class on Saturday – the GOP tax reform bill that is expected to pass on Tuesday. Late Friday night, the GOP announced their final version of the bill. More Townhall coverage on the specifics in the bill will come tomorrow and on Monday. But for now, it is important to note that this massive tax bill will be the largest reform in nearly thirty years. Guy has already covered how this bill drastically benefits the middle class, despite liberals’ and the media’s panicked predictions about it. "The data proves that...
  • We're Going to Win So Much you'll be Tired of Winning.

    12/17/2017 7:59:10 AM PST · by x1stcav · 34 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 12/17/17 | David Blackmon
    <p>The economy is booming, with the New York branch of the Federal Reserve now estimating it will grow at the pace of 3.98% in the fourth quarter. That would represent our third straight quarter above 3% economic growth, a feat not achieved in over a decade.</p>
  • NeverTrump New York Times Columnist: Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Winning

    12/17/2017 12:52:02 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    New York Times resident conservative columnist Ross Douthat, who was a “NeverTrump” pundit during the 2016 election, has acknowledged President Donald Trump’s success in defeating the so-called “Islamic State” — and says Trump deserves credit for his foreign policy overall. In a column titled “The War Trump Won,” Douthat writes that “if you had told me in late 2016 that almost a year into the Trump era the caliphate would be all-but-beaten without something far worse happening in the Middle East, I would have been surprised and gratified.” Last October, with Election Day looming, Douthat had written that “the risks...
  • Trump Saves Taxpayers $3,000,000 by Nuking Obama-Designed Website

    12/16/2017 11:52:11 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 26 replies
    conservative tribune ^ | 12/15/17 | Cillian Zeal
    When it comes to website design, the Obama White House was not known for doing so efficiently or cheaply. Those with long memories of insurance exchanges can attest to this. Apparently, this kind of profligacy extends to other web portals as well. And President Trump’s administration is going to save $3,000,000 by nuking the current design of Whitehouse.gov and unveiling a new one.
  • The NLRB just blocked one of the worst union abuses from the Obama era

    12/16/2017 9:33:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 16, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    This isn’t getting anywhere near the same amount of oxygen in the news cycle as the Net Neutrality story, but it certainly should be. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under the tenure of Barack Obama was busy handing out all sorts of goodies to the unions which finance most Democratic political campaigns. One particular burr under the collective, conservative saddle was a new “reinterpretation” of rules regarding the obligations of larger corporations who authorize the operation of franchises under their name. I wrote about this back in 2015 when the rule was originally finalized and it was a deplorable...
  • Here's How Many People Have Left the EPA Since Scott Pruitt Took Over [Winning!]

    12/16/2017 10:10:38 AM PST · by Simon Foxx · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/16/2017 | Courtney O'Brien
    The Environmental Protection Agency has shrunk considerably since Scott Pruitt took over as administrator. In fact, the agency is back to President Reagan-era staff levels. Over 700 EPA personnel have either retired, quit, or taken voluntary buyouts since Pruitt took over...
  • Seasons’ GREATNESS: New York Fed Nowcast Hits 4.0% GDP Growth

    12/16/2017 4:07:32 AM PST · by smileyface · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | John Carney
    The Trump economic boom is picking up steam as American heads into the final weeks of the president’s first year in office. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Nowcast, which attempts to estimate economic output based on the latest releases of data, now says GDP appears to be growing at a 4% annualized rate in the fourth quarter. That is the highest level on record for the Nowcast, which was launched just two years ago. The Nowcast was revised up primarily due to positive impacts of revisions of earlier data, the New York Fed’s website said Friday. A similar...
  • CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity

    12/15/2017 5:42:16 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/15/2017 | Lena H. Sun
    The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any official documents being prepared for next year’s budget. Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing. The forbidden words are “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”
  • Final GOP tax bill repeals ObamaCare mandate

    12/15/2017 4:33:43 PM PST · by springwater13 · 81 replies
    The final Republican tax-reform bill unveiled Friday repeals ObamaCare’s individual insurance mandate, leaving the GOP poised to blow a significant hole in the health-care law next week. The change, which takes effect in 2019, removes one of the least popular parts of ObamaCare, but one that many experts warn is necessary to make the law function smoothly. Without a mandate, there is less incentive for healthy people to enroll and balance out the costs of the sick. That is expected to lead to premium increases and could lead insurers to drop out of markets, potentially leaving some areas of the...
  • Trump Admin To Remove Climate Change From List Of National Security Threats

    12/15/2017 5:20:38 PM PST · by smileyface · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    The Trump administration will reverse course from previous Obama administration policy, eliminating climate change from a list of national security threats. The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection, according to a source who has seen the document and shared excerpts of a late draft. “Climate policies will continue to shape the global energy system,” a draft of the National Security Strategy slated to be released on Monday said. “U.S. leadership is indispensable to countering an anti-growth, energy agenda that is detrimental to U.S. economic...
  • Tax bill guts unpopular ‘Obamacare’ insurance mandate

    12/15/2017 4:13:55 PM PST · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 12/15/2017 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans didn’t get their wish to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care law, but the tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts its most unpopular provision, the requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance. Politically, the move is a winner for Republicans, who otherwise would have little to show for all their rhetoric about “Obamacare.”
  • Trump Admin To Remove Climate Change From List Of National Security Threats

    12/15/2017 11:57:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    The Trump administration will reverse course from previous Obama administration policy, eliminating climate change from a list of national security threats. The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection, according to a source who has seen the document and shared excerpts of a late draft. “Climate policies will continue to shape the global energy system,” a draft of the National Security Strategy slated to be released on Monday said. “U.S. leadership is indispensable to countering an anti-growth, energy agenda that is detrimental to U.S. economic...
  • Trump pledges to whittle federal regulations down to 1960 levels

    12/15/2017 5:36:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/14/17 | Juliet Eilperin
    President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to scale back the scope of federal regulations to the level it stood in 1960, suggesting that he could get there "fairly quickly" by pushing ahead with a deregulatory effort that has wiped dozens of rules off the books since he took office. "We're here today for one single reason: to cut the red tape of regulation," Trump said of his tenure, adding that "the never-ending growth of red tape in America has come to a sudden, screeching and beautiful halt" under his administration. **SNIP** The administration eliminated 67 regulations between the time Trump took...
  • Trump Admin. Plans to End Work Eligibility for Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders

    12/15/2017 6:11:30 AM PST · by x1stcav · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/15/17 | Jeffrey Rodack
    Administration officials are planning to stop spouses of thousands of immigrant workers from getting jobs in the United States, CNN is reporting. The spouses of H-1B visa holders waiting for green cards have been permitted to work in the U.S. on H-4 department visas since 2015, according to the news network. But now the Department of Homeland Security said it is planning to do away with that rule. It said it was acting "in light of" the "Buy American, Hire American" executive order signed by President Donald Trump in April, CNN said. Under that order, the H-1B visa program for...
  • Pres. Trump: For Every New Regulation, The Administration Has Killed 22 of Them

    12/14/2017 1:21:22 PM PST · by smileyface · 9 replies
    One America News Network ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | OAN Newsroom
    President Trump touts his administration’s advanced progress on deregulation, saying for every one new regulation — 22 are eliminated. From the White House Thursday, the president said this will allow the U.S. to build and create more jobs. President Trump said checking on unlawful regulations means “defending Democracy” and “draining the swamp.” In a symbolic “cutting of red tape,” the president compared a short stack of papers representing regulations from the 1960’s to that of a tall stack of papers symbolizing today’s regulations.