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  • Before ObamaCare, McCain Tried To Save Another Unpopular Health Law From Repeal

    09/26/2017 3:51:33 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 2 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 9/25/2017 | John Merline
    In what will likely be one of the final acts of his career as a Senator, John McCain may have scuttled the last chance to repeal ObamaCare, a law that he voted against, that was sold to the public on false pretenses, was widely disliked, and that he and his fellow Republicans had promised for seven years to repeal the first chance they got. McCain says he wants ObamaCare repealed, but only if it's done through "regular order." Nearly 30 years ago, however, that wasn't the excuse McCain gave in his battle to protect another unpopular health law targeted for...
  • Now Trump Is Being Attacked For What He Didn't Tweet About

    09/26/2017 3:47:36 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 9/25/2017 | Staff
    Bias: The mainstream press paid little attention to the devastation in Puerto Rico all weekend. Then they noticed that President Trump hadn't tweeted about it since Thursday. Now that they can attack Trump, they suddenly care. On Monday, headlines everywhere all made the same exact point: "While Trump Tweeted About Sports All Weekend, Puerto Rico Dealt With 'Apocalyptic' Hurricane Damage" "Trump ignores Puerto Rico's devastation to tweet about the NFL" "Trump Keeps Tweeting About NFL Protests While Largely Ignoring Puerto Rico" "Can Trump Stop Feuding With NFL Athletes & Pay Attention To Puerto Rico?" "Lawmakers condemn President Trump for silence...
  • Slidell (LA) krewe uninvites Saints players to serve as grand marshals after Sunday protest: Fox 8

    09/26/2017 1:50:34 AM PDT · by abb · 6 replies
    The (New Orleans, LA) Times Picayune ^ | September 25, 2017 | Laura McKnight
    A Slidell-based Carnival krewe has uninvited a pair of New Orleans Saints players to serve as grand marshals for the krewe's 2018 parade after the players participated in a protest during the national anthem prior to Sunday's (Sept. 24) game, WVUE-Fox 8 reports. The Krewe of Poseidon took back invites to players Kenny Vaccaro and Alex Okafor, who had already agreed to serve as grand marshals, after they sat during the anthem in Charlotte, according to the news station. Vaccaro and Okafor were among 10 Saints and 150 professional football players around the National Football League who refused to stand...
  • Bannon Tried to Plant a Mole in Facebook

    09/25/2017 8:16:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Former top White House strategist Steve Bannon wanted to place a spy inside Facebook to monitor the social-media giant’s hiring just weeks before he was named to run Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, according to a report on Monday. Bannon, who resigned from the White House last month, got the idea to plant a mole from Chris Gacek, a former congressional staffer who now works for the Family Research Council, a group that lobbies against abortion and LGBT rights, BuzzFeed News reported, citing an email exchange between the two. “There is one for a DC-based ‘Public Policy Manager’ at Facebook’s What’s...
  • Mercedes Plunks Down $1 Billion Investment In Alabama For Electric SUVs

    09/25/2017 7:51:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 4 replies
    If anything about the future can be predicted by the hand of cards the present currently holds, it’d be wise to assume that everyone will be riding around in shared self-driving electric SUVs as long as nuclear war or chaotic natural disasters don’t mow us all down before that. That kind of upheaval has the ability to make or break even the largest companies in the world, so to secure a future for itself, Reuters claims that Daimler is investing big bucks in self-driving electric SUVs. Mercedes Plunks Down $1 Billion Investment In Alabama For Electric SUVs Executives at the...
  • Here's how Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals handled national anthem

    09/25/2017 5:56:00 PM PDT · by Jolla · 271 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 9/25/17 | Abby Hamblin
    Owner Jerry Jones joined his team in taking a knee. The Cowboys then stood up and linked arms for the national anthem. The Dallas Cowboys all took knees on the field and the Arizona Cardinals linked arms across from them before their Monday Night Football game, a move that followed a closely-watched Sunday in which NFL teams and their owners rebuked President Donald Trump’s criticism of athletes protesting during the national anthem.
  • Vanity: Is the NFL Risking Its Tax-Exempt Status Engaging in Political Activity?

    09/25/2017 4:47:21 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 60 replies
    The NFL is now a 'non-profit' corporation. Goodell gets paid $40 million+ a year. The League takes in $9.5 billion. Taxpayers have footed the bill for $7 billion in stadiums to play the games. Are they risking that non-profit status via political activity? See the links below for more info: “In my mind, the NFL doesn’t fit very well [into 501(c)(6) status]” Hackney says. “They do some good things with charity, but the majority of what they do is promote the brand of the NFL and the 32 teams.” In return for its favored tax-status, a charitable nonprofit promises...
  • NFL - Let's start a movement!

    09/25/2017 3:08:18 PM PDT · by Baynative · 34 replies
    Rational Equality ^ | 9/25/17 | Baynative
    NFL players who disrespect our nation's flag and National Anthem are claiming it is a protest about equality and they have to do this because they are not being heard. I say we stand with them by demanding that the US Department of Labor and EEOC enforce all existing employment and affirmative action rules on the businesses that participate in the NFL to make sure that their respective employee demographics reflect the US population by the end of the 2018-19 season.
  • Sanders Smacks Down Reporter Complaining About Trump’s “SOB” Comment ...

    09/25/2017 2:17:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/25/17 | Cristina Laila
    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders quickly smacked down a liberal reporter complaining about Trump calling NFL players “sons of bitches” for protesting the National Anthem.What about our Veterans? What about the gold star moms? Nobody feels sorry for overpaid, ungrateful athletes.“I think it’s always appropriate for the President of the United States to defend our flag, to defend the national anthem.”(video at link)
  • Ben Roethlisberger Regrets Steelers Boycotting Anthem; Trump Supports Fan Boos

    09/25/2017 2:11:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | 9/25/2017 | by Ryan Parker
    I personally don’t believe the Anthem is ever the time to make any type of protest," the Super Bowl-winning QB says. Ben Roethlisberger on Monday afternoon released a statement saying he regretted his Pittsburgh Steelers boycotting the national anthem on Sunday. The NFL team was the first of three to not come out for the pre-game ritual. "I was unable to sleep last night and want to share my thoughts and feelings on our team’s decision to remain in the tunnel for the National Anthem yesterday," the Super Bowl-winning QB said in a statement. "The idea was to be unified...
  • Veterans groups slam NFL players who kneel during anthem

    09/25/2017 2:02:38 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 25, 2017 | Rebecca Kheel
    Two of the largest veterans organizations in the country are slamming National Football League (NFL) players who kneel during the national anthem. Denise Rohan, national commander of the American Legion, said in a statement that professional athletes and others who do not respect the national anthem are “misguided and ungrateful.” “Having a right to do something does not make it the right thing to do,” Rohan said. “There are many ways to protest, but the national anthem should be our moment to stand together as one UNITED States of America.”
  • Puerto Rico Officials Praise Trump Admin for Response to Hurricane Maria

    09/25/2017 1:27:48 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sept 24, 2017 | Kristinn Taylor
    Puerto Rico officials are praising the proactive response by President Donald Trump and the federal government to the catastrophic damage wrought by Hurricane Maria. Trump spoke on Thursday with the governors of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Earlier in the week Trump signed official disaster declarations for the two U.S. territories, according to The Hill.
  • Ben Roethlisberger regrets anthem decision, says Steelers won't do it again

    09/25/2017 1:23:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 209 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 25, 2017 | by SEAN GENTILLE
    The Steelers will be on the sideline during the national anthem in future games, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and defensive end Cam Heyward said during a news conference Monday. Roethlisberger, via a statement posted on his website, said he has regrets over the Steelers’ decision to wait in the tunnel during the national anthem at Sunday’s game in Chicago, but that the team’s intent was not to protest the song, the flag or the military. Roethlisberger said that he personally believes that protests have no place during the national anthem, but that the idea was to show unity as a team...
  • SilencerCo Maxim 50 Another reason to Reform National Gun Law

    09/25/2017 1:21:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    SilencerCo, the innovative silencer company that produces most of the silencers for the United States market, has developed a revolutionary new product. It is an integral silencer on a modern muzzleloader, called the Maxim 50.Josh Waldron of SilencerCo has been one of the strongest voices pushing for reform of the antiquated and poorly conceived National Firearms Act. In 1932, when the Act was passed, no one gave any explanations for including gun mufflers, called silencers. The inclusion of silencers never made any sense. In the rest of the “developed world”, silencers are often regulated much less than guns. In New...
  • Professional Bull Riders Association Becomes First Major Sport to Pledge to Stand for National...

    09/25/2017 1:00:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/25/17 | Jim Hoft
    Last year, Professional Bull Riders (PBR) was the only major professional sport whose athletes took a pledge to always stand for the National Anthem.The pledge they signed was sent out to all of their fans.Here is a copy of the pledge:The Professional Bull Riders sent out this statement today.This is a natural evolution of 24 years of unbridled patriotism among the cowboys who founded this great American sport.
  • Cowboys Sources: Plan For ‘Unity’ During Tonight’s Anthem

    09/25/2017 12:57:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 167 replies
    CBS - DFW ^ | 09-25-2017 | Mike Fisher
    PHOENIX (105.3 THE FAN) – There is no easy answer. But In the wake of President Donald Trump calling for the firing of NFL players who opt for peaceful protest during the National Anthem, the Dallas Cowboys are at work crafting a singular answer. “Our statement,’’ one team leader told me on the eve of tonight’s nationally-televised Cowboys-at-Cardinals game, “will be a statement of unity.’’ I’ve spoken to seven Cowboys leaders on the subject in the last 48 hours and come away with a handful of conclusions that the Cowboys – from owner Jerry Jones and his family to the...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Trump is correct, NFL teams can legally fire players for their conduct

    09/25/2017 12:25:45 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 25, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    The First Amendment does not protect National Football League players from being fired. The Constitution’s freedom of expression applies only to government action, not private businesses. The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.” It says nothing about private action or reaction. Thus, it is a public misconception that free speech or expression extends to the workplace. It does not, as the U.S. Supreme Court has consistently ruled. Any business, as long as it is not connected to the government, is entitled to fire an employee for his or her speech and conduct within the...
  • Obama tried to give Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook

    09/25/2017 11:43:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | September 25, 2017 | By THE WASHINGTON POST
    Nine days after Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as “crazy” the idea that fake news on his company’s social network played a key role in the U.S. election, President Barack Obama pulled the youthful tech billionaire aside and delivered what he hoped would be a wake-up call. For months leading up to the vote, Obama and his top aides quietly agonized over how to respond to Russia’s brazen intervention on behalf of the Donald Trump campaign without making matters worse. Weeks after Trump’s surprise victory, some of Obama’s aides looked back with regret and wished they had done more....
  • How many little people jobs are being affected by the NFL's social stunt?

    09/25/2017 11:33:47 AM PDT · by Vendome · 24 replies
    My Great Mind | 9/28/2017 | Vendome
    Lost in all this talk about the league losing 10% viewership is the effect on the hot dog vendor and his ability to earn a living because a bunch of overpaid social justice warriors need to make a point about a lie and complete fabrication of statistics by mere innuendo. So, doing a quick back of napkin calculation of what a loss of $200 million means, in terms of economics of hourly employees to revenue, I concluded 500 people would necessarily need to have their hours drastically reduced or would be laid off. That is a staggering amount of people...
  • NBC's Megyn Kelly experiment unveils its latest creation, a morning-show Bride of Frankenstein

    09/25/2017 11:06:58 AM PDT · by abb · 38 replies
    WaPo ^ | September 25, 2017 | Hank Stuever
    "Megyn Kelly Today" is meant to be the final, dazzling piece of Kelly's multimillion-dollar transmogrification from steely Fox News host to a mushy, hugs-for-everybody, midmorning TV host. It premiered Monday on NBC in the 9 a.m. hour of the "Today" show, proving only that the experiment is far from successful. The debut was like watching a network try to assemble its own Bride of Frankenstein, using parts of Ellen DeGeneres, Kelly Ripa and whatever else it can find. The resultant lovely creature, dressed in a mauve, pussy-bow blouse and skintight pants, moved stiffly and waved her arms around in broad...