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  • Shock Polls: Trump Edges Biden in Two Blue States That Haven't Gone With the GOP for President in Decades

    06/15/2024 10:06:44 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    Redstate ^ | 06/15/2024 | Bob Hoge
    Polling outfit Decision Desk HQ released some stunning numbers Friday, showing Donald Trump ever so slightly ahead in two blue states that went for Biden in the last election, which could spell doom for the president’s reelection if they turn on him in November. The survey showed Trump up an ever-so-teeny 0.2 percent in Virginia and an absolutely eye-opening 1.6 percent in Minnesota. The Gopher State's numbers are not stunning because the former president is so far ahead—1.6 percent is a small margin—but because he's even close in a state that Biden won by seven last time around. It’s got...
  • Six swing states set to decide the US election

    06/14/2024 6:36:38 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Bbc ^ | James FitzGerald
    Experts believe there are only a handful of states that could plausibly be won by either Democratic President Joe Biden or his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump. Six of them - Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – appear to be on a knife edge and probably hold the key to who will take the White House. So both parties are campaigning intensively to win over undecided voters in these states.
  • US Supreme Court allows 40 states to issue their own gold and silver-backed currencies, endorsing dual banking systems.

    06/10/2024 3:58:00 PM PDT · by davikkm · 129 replies
    So apparently the US Supreme Court has just given 40 US states the green light to begin issuing their own gold and silver-backed currencies. Quote from the SC decision: “The United States maintains a dual system of banking, made up of parallel federal and state banking systems. That dual system allows privately owned banks to choose whether to obtain a charter from the Federal Government or from a state government.” www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/23pdf/22-529_1b7d.pdf
  • The most dysfunctional state in America? Soaring unemployment, sky-rocketing debt and punishing taxes send residents fleeing (Illinois)

    05/03/2024 10:35:44 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 3 2024 | LEWIS PENNOCK
    Move over California and New York, a new state is in contention for the 'most dysfunctional' in America. Illinois is grappling with a string of issues which have triggered a rise in residents departing the state. The state has struggled to add jobs and its public pension debt has ballooned to nearly $150 billion. Meanwhile, its population has declined, hurting tax income.
  • 12 States Are Banning the Sale of Gas-Powered Cars

    05/31/2024 7:08:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 94 replies
    msn ^ | 05/30/2024 | Zainab Noor
    Imagine a world where gas stations are replaced by charging stations. Does that sound weird or cool? Well, that’s the future 12 U.S. states are hurtling towards by phasing out the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles. California pioneered this ambitious plan to fight air pollution by encouraging residents to buy electric cars. A domino effect has begun following California’s lead, with 11 states lining up to follow suit. In August 2022, California decided to ban the sales of gas-powered cars by 2035. It’s a big step in fighting climate change since ICEs constitute a significant cause of air pollution. However,...
  • How Pro-Abortion States Are Blocking Other States From Protecting The Unborn

    05/13/2024 10:34:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/13/2024 | Guzi He
    So-called ‘abortion shield laws’ will prevent pro-life states and their citizens from holding abortionists accountable.Since the fall of Roe v. Wade in 2022, pro-abortion states have begun devising measures to shelter abortionists whose operations were hampered by states that chose to protect unborn life. These so-called “abortion shield laws” — many of which are likely unconstitutional — will defeat any ability for pro-life states and their citizens to hold abortionists accountable for violating their health and safety standards. Diligently enforced, shield laws invite a new war between the states over not just the lives of unborn children, but also our...
  • The US News and World Report's State and City livability rankings are askew

    05/13/2024 10:26:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    American Thinker ^ | 05/13/2024 | Noel S. Williams
    U.S. News and World Report compiled a rankings list of the best states to live in, 2024. The magazine also compiled a list of the best cities to live in 2023-2024. There are some interesting incongruities between the two. Below I highlight apparent discrepancies between three of the top ten states, and the main cities therein.For example, U.S. News ranks Washington State as the 8th best state to live in. However, in a separate ranking of best places, they rank greater Seattle a very lowly 81st best place to live.That is curious because the timeframes are the same and their...
  • Trump now leading in 5 battleground states — all of which Biden won in 2020: poll

    05/13/2024 6:17:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/13/2024 | Isabel Keane
    Former President Donald Trump is leading President Biden in five critical, toss-up swing states — all of which Biden had won in 2020, a new set of polls revealed. Surveys by The New York Times, Siena College and The Philadelphia Inquirer found that Trump was more popular than Biden among voters in Michigan, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia and Pennsylvania, while Biden led among voters in only one battleground state, Wisconsin. All six of the battleground states looked at in the polls were won by Biden in 2020, and victories in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in 2024 would be enough for Biden...
  • Appeals Court Says States Must Fund Transgender Surgeries

    04/30/2024 1:19:00 PM PDT · by packagingguy · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Apr 2024 | NEIL MUNRO
    Eight Democrat-nominated judges shoved transgender surgery closer to becoming a constitutional right via their decision Monday in a federal appeals court. No Democrat-nominated judges voted with the six Republican-nominated judges who strenuously denounced the court’s decision, further demonstrating how transgenderism has quickly become a litmus test for ambitious progressives in the Democratic Party. The majority decision in the Fourth Circuit federal appeals court said existing constitutional rules forbidding sexual discrimination also forbid denials of transgender surgeries in state-run healthcare programs. Any denial of the surgeries cannot be enforced without first deciding if the patient is male or female by checking...
  • Would you consider yourself 'rich'? Here's how much more you need to earn to be considered wealthy in every state compared to 5 years ago

    04/27/2024 2:27:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/27/24 | Tilly Armstrong
    The salary to be considered 'rich' has risen in every state in the last five years - as rampaging inflation means everyday spending eats up a bigger chunk of wages. In fact, new data has revealed how the earnings needed to be among the wealthiest has soared by over 40 percent in some states. The definition of rich has changed the most in Washington state, according to data from GOBankingRates, where Americans must now earn $544,518 to be among the wealthiest, up from $378,374. The personal finance site defined 'rich' as those within the top 5 percent of earners in...
  • Gov. Whitmer: Abortion ‘Is on the Ballot in All 50 States’

    04/14/2024 10:27:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/14/2024 | Pam Key
    Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that abortion “is on the ballot in all 50 states’ because of a potential national abortion ban. Host Kristen Welker said, “Former President Trump held a rally last night. He did not mention the issue of abortion, but earlier this week he noted that abortion laws are left up to the states. he said he wouldn’t support a national ban. How concerned are you that his efforts to straddle the line could effectively weaken this issue for Democrats?”
  • Mass Layoffs Map Shows States Worst Hit This Year

    04/07/2024 11:02:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 04/05/2024
    Tens of thousands of Americans have been made redundant at large companies this year. according to Warn Tracker, a website that tracks upcoming layoffs based on WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988) notices. The WARN Act mandates that employers conducting large-scale layoffs or closures notify employees as well as state government officials of job losses at least 60 days in advance. WARN notices must be served by companies that have 100 or more full-time employees or 100 or more employees who, in aggregate, work at least 4,000 hours per week, excluding overtime.
  • You need to earn at least $100K to afford a typical home in these states: analysis

    04/06/2024 11:02:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/06/2024 | Addy Bink
    (NEXSTAR) — Decades ago, buying a home for $100,000 or less was the norm. Today, you need to earn at least $100,000 just to afford a “typical” home, according to a new analysis. Data tracked by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis shows the average sales price for homes sold in the U.S. was $492,300 last quarter, down from $552,600 a year prior. While there are signs of improvement, home sale prices are nowhere near where they were 40 years ago: in Q4 of 1984, the average sales price for houses sold nationwide was $97,800.
  • Federal court strikes down Biden's climate rule for states (only 6.80 years left)

    04/02/2024 8:53:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/02/24 | Thomas Catenacci
    A federal district court has overturned the Biden administration's climate rule that required states to track and set reduction goals for greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles on highways. In a sweeping judgment late Monday, Judge Benjamin Beaton of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky ordered the Federal Highway Administration to stand down on the rules, which the agency finalized in November. The ruling represents a major victory for the State of Kentucky, which challenged the regulations alongside 21 other states. "President Biden’s radical environmental agenda has lost touch with reality, and Kentucky families, farmers and workers...
  • Repressive States: No Right to Carry, Ban on Semi-Autos, No Suppressors, and High Taxes

    03/28/2024 7:22:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | March 26, 2024 | Dean Weingarten
    Nine states show up again and again as the most repressive states in the union of the United States of America. With the occasional exception, these states refuse to honor the Constitution; they have extremely restrictive policies on who may bear arms, they ban common rifles, they ban the ownership of suppressors, and they tend to have high taxes. They are all controlled by the Democratic Party.The nine most repressive states are California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island.Of those nine states, all but Rhode Island have enacted bans on some semi-automatic firearms, usually...
  • NCAA will push states to ban prop bets on college athletes

    03/27/2024 9:43:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/27/2024 | NICK ROBERTSON
    The NCAA announced Wednesday it will lobby state gambling boards to ban player proposition bets in an effort to curb harassment against individual student athletes. As March Madness tournaments get underway, the college athletics organization said prop bets — those made on the specific stat lines of players, like how many points, rebounds or turnovers they make in a game — are harmful to the sport. “Sports betting issues are on the rise across the country with prop bets continuing to threaten the integrity of competition and leading to student-athletes and professional athletes getting harassed,” NCAA President Charlie Baker said...
  • March madness: Minnesota Lt. Gov. picked NCAA brackets by which states offer abortion

    03/23/2024 11:44:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Nypost ^ | 03/23/2024 | Rich Calder
    This really is March Madness! Minnesota Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan posted her office pool brackets for the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments on social media – to let everyone know she picked the winners based on which states offer legal abortion. “I filled out my brackets based on whether those schools are located in a state that protects access to abortion care,” the Democrat posted on X Thursday. “By this measurement, it’s only fair that Minnesota didn’t make the tournament because they’d have been a favorite for the title.”
  • Surging home insurance costs could force families to leave these 10 states

    02/23/2024 12:32:33 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    foxbusiness ^ | 02/23/2024 | Megan Henney
    The astronomic rise in mortgage rates and spike in home prices over the past year has pushed a key tenet of the American dream out of reach for millions of families. Now, there is another obstacle to homeownership: higher home insurance premiums. The average cost of home insurance for a $300,000 property in the U.S. surged 12% in 2023 to roughly $1,770 per year, according to a new report published by Insurify, an insurance comparison website headquartered in Massachusetts. However, home insurance is even more expensive in states plagued by severe weather and other climate-related catastrophes. In fact, as the...
  • New Bill Would Give States the Right to Sue Federal Government Over Illegal Alien Invasion

    02/19/2024 8:30:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Red State ^ | 02/19/2024 | Mike Miller
    Republican Reps. Chip Roy (Texas) and Dan Bishop (N.C.) introduced the Standing Up to the Executive Branch for Immigration Enforcement Act, or “SUE for Immigration Enforcement Act,” on Wednesday. The six-page bill is being marked up by the House Judiciary Committee.Incidentally, "marked up" is the process by which a U.S. congressional committee debates, amends, and rewrites proposed legislation.So the bill was filed in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last July that held that Texas and Louisiana did not have standing to challenge a policy implemented by embattled Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas — I know: Try to control...
  • Nolte: Donald Trump Tops Joe Biden in 7 of 7 Crucial Swing States

    01/31/2024 7:49:58 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/31/204 | John Nolte
    The latest polling from Bloomberg News/Morning Consult shows former President Donald Trump beating His Fraudulency Joe Biden in seven out of seven swing states. According to the poll, a big factor is Biden opening up our southern border to allow millions of unvetted illegal aliens to invade our country, suck the welfare rolls dry, and cancel out our votes: Six in 10 swing-state voters say President Joe Biden bears responsibility for a surge in [illegtal immigrants] at the US-Mexico border, a downbeat signal for his reelection prospects as Republicans largely avoid blame on the issue, a Bloomberg News/Morning Consult poll...