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  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump to stick with conservative list for next Supreme Court pick

    04/30/2017 7:19:34 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Steven Dinan
    President Trump will stick with the same list of potential nominees for the next Supreme Court vacancy, he told The Washington Times in an exclusive interview in which he also waved aside the lack of a honeymoon from Capitol Hill, saying Republicans are “going to get there” and Democrats are still smarting over losing an election they thought they couldn’t lose. .. He also said he expects the near-universal opposition to his agenda from congressional Democrats to wane. “I notice it calming down,” he said. Reflecting on his first weeks, the businessman turned statesman took pride in having upended traditional...
  • Congress reaches deal to keep government open through September

    04/30/2017 8:12:52 PM PDT · by iowamark · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 30 2017 | Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
    Congressional Republicans and Democrats forged a hard-won agreement Sunday night on a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of virtually every federal agency through September, denying President Donald Trump funding for a border wall and rejecting his cuts to popular domestic programs. Aides to lawmakers involved in the talks announced the agreement after weeks of negotiations. It's expected to be made public Sunday night. The catchall spending bill would be the first major piece of bipartisan legislation to advance during Trump's short tenure in the White House. While losing on the wall along the U.S.-Mexico...
  • Woo hoo!! Let's keep this FReepathon moving!! MAGA!! [Thread XXX]

    04/30/2017 9:26:24 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | April 30, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Woo hoo!! Our 2nd quarter FReepathon is well underway!! Drain the swamp and Make America Great Again!! Prayers up for continuing progress and success. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties -- not even the IRS -- trying to control...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 April 2017

    04/30/2017 4:47:20 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 165 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 April 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Apr 30th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Vice President Mike Pence; Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine.FACE THE NATION (CBS): President of the United States Donald J. Trump.THIS WEEK (ABC): President Donald Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus; Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
  • LIVE Stream: President Donald J. Trump Rally in Harrisburg, PA 4/29/17

    04/29/2017 11:26:30 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 265 replies
    youtube ^ | April 29, 2017 | Right Side Broadcasting Network
    Saturday, April 29, 2017: RSBN will be in attendance with a full crew as President Donald J. Trump will hold a rally in Harrisburg, PA at the PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in the New Holland Arena. Doors open at 4:30pm EST, and the rally starts at 7:30pm EST.
  • US Warship Sails Within 'Striking Distance' Of North Korea As Donald Trump Prepares 'Show Of Force'

    04/29/2017 4:00:43 AM PDT · by Strategy · 99 replies
    The Sun ^ | April 29, 2017 | By Patrick Knox
    A HUGE US Navy super-carrier is gearing up for war off the coast of North Korea after Kim Jong-un's third test fire flop this month. USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group arrived in waters near the Korean peninsula, where it will join the USS Michigan, a guided missile submarine that docked in South Korea on Tuesday. The Nimitz-class U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson sailing towards the Korean coast this morning.
  • NORTH KOREA TEST-FIRES ANOTHER BALLISTIC MISSILE, SOUTH KOREAN MILITARY TELLS LOCAL MEDIA

    04/28/2017 2:21:50 PM PDT · by PJBankard · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/28/2017 | Fox News
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  • Congress passes short-term spending bill to avert government shutdown this weekend

    04/28/2017 11:36:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 04/28/2017 | Alan Fram
    With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump's 99th day in office, lawmakers were leaving until next week without completing two other measures he's coveted: A Republican health care overhaul and a budget financing government for the entire year. The Senate sent the temporary spending measure to Trump by voice vote after the House approved it by a lopsided 382-30 vote. The bill keeps the government functioning through next Friday, which leaders hope will give bipartisan bargainers enough time to...
  • LIVE: Rex Tillerson chairs a meeting of the UN Security Council on North Korea (10am on CSPAN3)

    04/28/2017 4:33:51 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 73 replies
    UN ^ | LIVE at 10am ET
    Rex Tillerson makes his first trip to the UN to chair a Security Council meeting on North Korea. The US chairs the Security Council for the month of April. Other nations sending foreign ministers to the meeting are Britain, China, Japan, and South Korea. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will brief the council during the meeting. Live coverage on CSPAN 3 as well as live stream from the UN website.
  • Border wall talk leads top Mexican official to float American entry fee

    04/26/2017 10:14:46 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2017
    A top Mexican official on Tuesday said that Mexico may consider charging a fee for Americans entering the country in what could be seen as a retaliation to President Trump's call for a border wall. Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, in a meeting with Mexico's top legislators, called Trump's plan an "unfriendly, hostile" act, and called on his colleagues to consider the entry fee. "We could explore — not necessarily a visa, that could impede a lot of people from coming to Mexico — but we could perhaps (have) a fee associated with entry,” Videgaray said. “This is something that I'm...
  • House delays Obamacare vote, denying Trump 100-day win

    04/28/2017 3:25:57 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05:13 BST, 28 April 2017 | Ariel Zilber
    Republican legislators in the House of Representatives have pushed back a vote to repeal Obamacare until next week, it was reported on Thursday. That means President Donald Trump's hopes for a major legislative 'win' before the expiration of his first 100 days in office appear to be on life support. Trump was eager to resuscitate an earlier Republican bid to pass a health care bill that would have replaced the Affordable Care Act, the signature piece of legislation passed by his predecessor, Barack Obama.< But House Speaker Paul Ryan and his senior GOP colleagues failed to muster the necessary number...
  • Fyre Festival Leaves Attendees Stranded in Chaos

    04/28/2017 1:02:51 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 45 replies
    DancingAstronaut ^ | 4/28/17 | Will McCarthy
    Attendees of Fyre Festival thought they were paying for a one-of-a-kind experience when they purchased tickets to what promised to be a lavish affair. Technically, they weren’t wrong – but the unique experience which awaited ticket-holders on the Bahamian festival grounds was a bit different than the luxurious, supermodel-filled affair which they’d been promised. The new festival – run by Ja Rule and Billy McFarland’s Fyre Media company – made headlines upon its announcement through a sponsored content campaign promoted on Instagram by the likes of Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, and Bella Hadid. However, what seemed to be a glamorous...
  • Mexico Assembles Team for All-Out Legal Assault on Border Wall

    04/27/2017 7:51:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 100 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 27, 2017 | 7:18 PM EDT | Mark Browne
    Mexico’s foreign secretary is planning an all-out legal assault on any future construction of a border wall by the U.S., to include filing suits in U.S. and international courts over possible environmental, human rights and international treaty violations. Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray told congressional leaders here that Mexico will neither pay for nor cooperate with the wall proposed by the Trump administration, under any circumstances. He called the wall proposal a “profoundly unfriendly” and “hostile” act. “We won’t contribute in any manner, directly or indirectly or financially or in any other form to the continuation of a construction of a...
  • Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

    04/27/2017 6:46:28 PM PDT · by Mariner · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 27th, 2017 | By Stephen J. Adler, Steve Holland and Jeff Mason
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely," Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday. Nonetheless, Trump said he wanted to peacefully resolve a crisis that has bedeviled multiple U.S. presidents, a path that he and his administration are emphasizing by preparing a variety of new...
  • Syria conflict: 'Huge explosion' rocks Damascus airport

    04/26/2017 11:09:50 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/27/2017 | BBC
    A large explosion has hit an area near Damascus International Airport, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. "The blast was huge and could be heard in Damascus," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the UK based monitoring group. The airport lies about 25km (15 miles) south-east of Syria's capital. The blast was reportedly followed by a large fire. There is no word on casualties. The cause is unclear......
  • Trump Agrees to Renegotiate NAFTA with Canada, Mexico Leaders (More Winning)

    04/26/2017 8:23:26 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/26/2017 | John Roberts
    President Trump and the leaders of Mexico and Canada agreed Wednesday to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the White House said Wednesday night. "it is my privilege to bring NAFTA up to date through renegotiation," Trump said in a statement. "It is an honor to deal with both [Mexican] President [Enrique] Peña Nieto and [Canadian] Prime Minister [Justin] Trudeau, and I believe that the end result will make all three countries stronger and better." The White House added that Trump "agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time" and that all three leaders ""agreed to proceed swiftly,...
  • RNC Chair: Base Will Walk if We Don’t Build Border Wall

    04/26/2017 8:26:57 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 198 replies
    lifezette.com ^ | 26 Apr 2017 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel warned fellow Republicans that voters “are going to hold us accountable” if “we do not keep the campaign promises that were made,” during an interview Wednesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” McDaniel predicted many Americans would be frustrated by the news a downpayment to start construction of the border wall would be dropped from a must-pass spending bill in Congress this week. Noting that building the border wall was “front and center” in Trump’s 2016 campaign, the RNC chair insisted that “our voters are going to expect us to act on it.” “I...
  • Will GOP Fund Planned Parenthood But Not Border Wall?

    04/26/2017 5:29:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    When Donald Trump stood in the lobby of Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 and announced he was running for president, he told all who listened to "mark" his words. "I would do various things very quickly," Trump said. "I would repeal and replace the big lie, Obamacare," he said. "I will build a great, great wall on our southern border," he said. "And I will have Mexico pay for that wall. "Mark my words," he said. Fifteen months later -- after he won the Republican nomination and less than two months before his general election showdown -- Trump released...
  • Ted Cruz Introduces EL CHAPO Act to Make Mexican Drug Lord Pay for Wall

    04/25/2017 6:18:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 100 replies
    Ted Cruz Introduces EL CHAPO Act to Make Mexican Drug Lord Pay for Wall Charles Fain Lehman 3-4 minutes BY: April 25, 2017 8:31 pm Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act on Tuesday, intending to cover the cost of the southern border wall by seizing more than $14 billion in drug proceeds from infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. According to Cruz's press release, the bill would use all funds forfeited to the federal government during the prosecutions of El Chapo and other Mexican drug...
  • BREAKING: US judge blocks Trump funding order on sanctuary cities

    04/25/2017 1:25:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 329 replies
    Twitter ^ | 04/25/2017 | AP
    BREAKING: US judge blocks Trump order to cut off funding to cities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities.