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  • Frederica Wilson fires back at Trump: 'I have proof too. This man is a sick man'

    10/18/2017 10:53:51 AM PDT · by kevcol · 110 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 18, 2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson shot back at President Trump moments after he claimed he has proof that she "totally fabricated" what he told the widow of a U.S. soldier who died in Niger. "I don't know what kind of proof he could be talking about," Wilson said Wednesday on CNN. "I'm not the only person that was in the car. And I have proof too. This man is a sick man. He's cold-hearted and he feels no pity or sympathy for anyone."
  • COMITY IS KILLING THE REPUBLIC!

    10/18/2017 10:45:31 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 27 replies
    Self ^ | 10/18/2017 | Dick Bachert
    Merriam-Webster defines “Comity” as a friendly social atmosphere : social harmony; a loose widespread community based on common social institutions. Sounds benign, doesn't it? Based on recent events in Washington, DC., IT IS ANYTHING BUT BENIGN! IT SIGNALS THE END OF AMERICA. Let me explain. With some, mainly partisan, exceptions, comity describes the pleasant, non-confrontational & collegial relationships between 100 senators and 435 representatives as they conduct OUR business. I guess we should be pleased that we no longer have those folks dueling over their disagreements. One such cost Alexander Hamilton his life at the hands of Aaron Burr in...
  • Exile Guo Wengui casts shadow over China’s party congress

    10/18/2017 8:08:25 AM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 1 replies
    Financial Times ^ | October 17, 2017 | Lucy Hornby
    Please use the sharing tools found via the email icon at the top of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.com T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email licensing@ft.com to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10 or 20 articles per month using the gift article service. More information can be found at https://www.ft.com/tour. https://www.ft.com/content/dbf66aaa-b236-11e7-a398-73d59db9e399?segmentid=acee4131-99c2-09d3-a635-873e61754ec6 If anyone thought that what happens in the Chinese Communist party stays in the Chinese Communist party, a determined gadfly ensconced in New York has proven them wrong. This week’s five-yearly party congress will reveal which top officials will serve...
  • Who Pays What in Taxes?

    10/18/2017 7:10:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let's look at who pays what, with an eye toward attempting to answer this question: Are the rich paying their fair share?According to the latest IRS data, the payment of income taxes is as follows. The top 1 percent of income earners, those having an adjusted annual gross income of $480,930 or higher, pay about...
  • Fusion GPS to House: We'll take Fifth rather than testify on Trump dossier

    10/17/2017 2:44:02 PM PDT · by TBP · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 17, 2017 | Byron York
    On Oct. 4, the House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm at the center of the Trump dossier affair. On Monday, the company told the House what it can do with its subpoena. Fusion GPS chief Glenn Simpson and two others will "invoke their constitutional privileges not to testify," Simpson's lawyers told the committee in a letter. The panel shouldn't even bother to call Simpson to the hearing room, the lawyers said, because he won't answer their questions under any circumstances. It seems unlikely the House will grant that request. If Simpson and two other GPS officials...
  • Pharmacist hints some Congress members have Alzheimer’s

    10/11/2017 2:22:24 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 82 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 11, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    A pharmacist who fills all the scripts for Congress members says he’s given Alzheimer’s drugs to lawmakers — who may be running the country minus their marbles. “At first it’s cool, and then you realize, I’m filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the people that are running the country,” Mike Kim told STAT News, reportedly citing diabetes and Alzheimer’s treatments. “It makes you kind of sit back and say, ‘Wow, they’re making the highest laws of the land and they might not even remember what happened yesterday.’” Kim owns Grubb’s...
  • Trump, McConnell say they want tax bill passed this year and quash talk of a rocky relationship

    10/16/2017 12:26:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 63 replies
    CNBC ^ | Oct. 16, 2017 | Jacob Pramuk
    President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated Monday that they want to see a tax bill passed by the end of the year. "I really believe that we have a very good chance of getting the taxes done ... hopefully fairly long before the end of the year," the president said in a hastily scheduled, roughly 40-minute news conference following a lunch with the Kentucky Republican. McConnell added: "The goal is to get it done by the end of the year."
  • Obamacare Tax to Raise Premiums in 2018, Cost $270 Billion Over Next Decade

    10/15/2017 10:55:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 15, 2017 | Ali Meyer
    Tax could potentially affect 156,000 Americans who could see premiums rise even furtherAn Obamacare tax that will be imposed in 2018 will raise premiums even further and is estimated to cost $270 billion over the next decade, according to a report commissioned by UnitedHealth Group. The report was commissioned to examine how a tax imposed by Obamacare would impact premiums. Under Obamacare, health insurers that offer coverage are required to pay a fee on health insurance premiums they earn, which is also considered a tax by the IRS. Congress imposed a moratorium on collecting these taxes in 2017, but that...
  • Tolls would be required for Larson’s ‘big dig’

    10/16/2017 12:11:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Manchester Journal Inquirer ^ | September 21, 2017 | Kym Soper
    Connecticut abolished tollbooths more than 30 years ago, and every attempt to reinstate them since has been blown out of the water. But that would have to change, says U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, D-1st District, should his proposed underground highway system in Hartford become reality. For the last eight months Larson has talked to nearly every civic group, news editorial board, local business, municipal government, state agency, and federal office, trying to drum up support for his proposed $10 billion “big dig” project. So far, support has been hit or miss for the plan that would sink interstates 84...
  • How to Make Private Investment in Infrastructure Really Work

    10/15/2017 10:58:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Citylab ^ | October 9, 2017 | William Murray
    During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump—like his opponent Hillary Clinton—spoke glowingly about infrastructure spending, alluding to Franklin Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration and Dwight Eisenhower’s Interstate Highway System as examples of how spending on roads, bridges and airports helped unite the country. For 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers has given America’s infrastructure an overall grade of D+, estimating it would cost more than $4 trillion to upgrade properly. But President Trump’s $1 trillion dollar, 10-year infrastructure plan has so far moved along at a halting pace. This tortoise-like process may offer an opportunity to think more strategically about...
  • Will new bipartisan House bill to ban bump stock guns actually ban all semi-auto guns?

    10/15/2017 2:27:00 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 28 replies
    Sometimes in the rush “to do something” after a tragedy, politicians put forward bills that could easily cause more harm than good. The legislation being put forward to ban “bump stocks,” a firearm accessory that uses the recoil of the semi-automatic gun to fire more rapidly, might end up banning all semi-automatic guns.
  • Turley: Obama's Original Obamacare Order Was Unconstitutional, Also Violated Law Itself

    10/15/2017 7:03:30 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 33 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/14/17 | Ian Schwartz
    Legal eagle Jonathan Turley responds to Democrats that say President Trump's decision to reverse former President's order on Obamacare subsidies was unconstitutional. Turley said Obama's decision to order billions to fund subsidies would be analogous to Trump ordering money to build The Wall.
  • Gohmert on Awan IT Scandal: “Hundreds of Potential Federal Charges Here”

    10/15/2017 5:42:11 AM PDT · by smileyface · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 12, 2017 | GohmertTX01
    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) talked to Brian Kilmeade on Fox & Friends regarding the ongoing investigation around Imran Awan, the indicted former IT aide for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. He commented on the informal hearing he and several other Members of Congress attended this week and noted that they were “wanting to gather information and hopefully our leadership would become more interested because this is serious stuff.” He also added, “I was shocked to find out this week, when we were hearing people talk that did the investigating, that a lot of years he [Imran Awan] would spend three months...
  • 19 GOP Congressmen Call For Mueller Hearings

    10/13/2017 6:57:15 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10.13.17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Nineteen Republican congressmen signed on to a letter sent out Friday requesting congressional hearings to keep special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of lawyers accountable.
  • A Tale of Two Speakers

    10/13/2017 8:55:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 13, 2017 | Cherie Zaslawsky
    Americans are divided on what we want: the sovereign Republic bequeathed to us, along with liberty and our constitutional form of representative government, or an open-borders one-world socialist "utopia." Thanks to the radical left's long march through the institutions – especially influential in our public schools and colleges – many young people have eagerly embraced socialism or even communism. But there is one thing I believe we can all agree on: we don't want an oligarchy. Here's the rub: we don't know what an oligarchy looks like up close. Let me give you a few examples. Back in the summer...
  • Congressman, father of police officer: 'All lives matter and have value' (VIDEO)

    10/12/2017 10:11:46 AM PDT · by leaymane · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/11/2017 | Daniel Allott
    Class, not race, is the dominant struggle of our political age, says Rep. Paul Mitchell, who represents Michigan’s 10th congressional district covering parts of Macomb County and the rest of Michigan’s thumb. We recently sat down with Mitchell, a Republican, to talk about race and class, attacks on police officers and the Black Lives Matter protests, among other topics. After a career owning and running a nonprofit health school, Mitchell turned his attention to politics. Mitchell said that the left focuses on racial struggles, but the real struggle is between “the haves and the have nots.” “And I tell you...
  • Congress’ pharmacist hints some members have Alzheimer’s, backpedals furiously

    10/12/2017 7:05:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Ars Technica ^ | October 11, 2017 | Beth Mole
    Wednesday morning, Stat published a piece on the quaint, old-school pharmacy that hand-delivers prescription medications to our hardworking Congress members on the Hill each day. While the piece was focused on the history and workings of the pharmacy, the Internet zeroed in on one eye-popping section: Mike Kim, the reserved pharmacist-turned-owner of the pharmacy, said he has gotten used to knowing the most sensitive details about some of the most famous people in Washington. “At first it’s cool, and then you realize, I’m filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the...
  • The real fix for gerrymandering is proportional representation

    10/12/2017 6:44:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Vox ^ | October 11, 2017 | Matthew Yglesias
    The furor over the Supreme Court case considering limits on gerrymandering has reminded me of a conference I attended years ago. This was a meeting mostly composed of legal scholars focused on progressive reforms to the American judicial system. Gerrymandering, which is a hot topic today, wasn’t a major focus of the conversation. But we did get one presentation from a distinguished scholar of redistricting matters who explained that redistricting is a particularly hard problem to solve because there are a number of different goals that are mostly incompatible:
  • The Congressional Black Caucus Prayer Breakfast: The Great Black Deception

    10/11/2017 2:57:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    Flipping through my TV channels, I stumbled upon the 2017 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Prayer Breakfast on the Word Network; the world's largest black religious channel. This year's theme was, "And Still I Rise". Folks, I thought, "Oh my gosh, these people have no shame." This breakfast was all about exploiting black's Christian heritage to deceive them for the purpose of furthering Leftists' anti-Christian agenda. Every musical performance praised Jesus. Leftists despise Jesus, aggressively seeking to ban the God of Christianity from the public square. Several of the all-Democrat speakers quoted the Bible to strengthen their political deceptions. The truth...
  • An old-school pharmacy hand-delivers drugs to Congress, a little-known perk for the powerful

    10/11/2017 12:50:28 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    www.statnews.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | By Erin Mershon
    WASHINGTON — If House Speaker Paul Ryan comes down with the flu this winter, he and his security detail won’t be screeching off toward the closest CVS for his Tamiflu. Instead, he can just walk downstairs and pick up the pills, part of a little-known perk open to every member of Congress, from Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell down to the newest freshman Democrat. Nearly every day for at least two decades pharmaceutical drugs have been brought by the carload to the Capitol — an arrangement so under the radar that even pharmacy lobbyists who regularly pitch Congress on...