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  • Top gun rights priority prospects dim, even in GOP-controlled Washington

    12/16/2017 11:07:02 AM PST · by Reno89519 · 9 replies
    McClatchy DC Bureau ^ | December 14, 2017 | Andrea Drusch
    Gun rights activists spent record amounts last year to elect Republicans — but aren’t likely to get their biggest wish, nationwide concealed carry legislation, approved before the 2018 elections. Activists are blaming the Republicans they help put in power — as well as Democrats — for the lack of action on the gun lobby’s number one legislative priority. “The gun rights community does not appreciate the fact that reciprocity languished for so long, and then following two tragic shootings, it seems the first initial response from some in the GOP was, ‘We need additional gun control,’ aka the NICS fix,”...
  • The NLRB just blocked one of the worst union abuses from the Obama era

    12/16/2017 9:33:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 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 · 21 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...
  • Trump bans CDC from using words like 'transgender,' 'diversity,' and 'entitlement'

    12/16/2017 6:31:17 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2017
    George Orwell would have been the first to admit that by controlling language you can control people's attitudes. The government has been doing that for years with code phrases like "Abortion" (also known as ending the life of a baby) and "Earned Income Tax Credit" (also known as welfare). But now liberals are getting upset that President Trump is ripping several pages from their new-speak lexicon. 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...
  • Three Judges Confirmed This Week

    12/16/2017 5:07:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is 19 out of 62 confirmed. 12 appeals court nominees confirmed in Trump's first year, a record!! Meanwhile, Judiciary had hearings, one very good nominee, and one total legal dope. And two lower court nominees withdrew their nominations.
  • Gun Control is in Progressivism’s DNA

    12/16/2017 4:54:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Progressive infatuation with gun control and population disarmament stems from their foundational premises about the nature of reality.Progressivism was born out of the end of the frontier and of frustrations with the restraints of the Constitution.  Politicians wanted more power than the Constitution allowed.They rejected the entire theory of natural rights and the idea that governments exist by the consent of the governed.From heritage.org, a quote from Charles Merriam, an early, leading Progressive political scientist: The individualistic ideas of the “natural right” school of political theory, indorsed in the Revolution, are discredited and repudiated…. The origin of the state is...
  • Religious schools, homeschoolers to get a boost in GOP tax plan, thanks to Ted Cruz and Mike Pence

    12/16/2017 4:12:21 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 26, 2017 | Joseph Lawler
    Parents would get new federal tax breaks for sending their children to private or religious schools or teaching them at home if the final Republican tax overhaul bill becomes law. For that, they can thank Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who offered the original amendment to extend 529 college savings plans to grade school and high school, including costs for homeschooling.
  • Rep. Adam Schiff Has Twitter Meltdown, Worries House Intel Russia Probe Will End Too Early

    12/16/2017 3:10:43 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/15/17 | Kristina Wong
    The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), went on a Tweetstorm on Friday afternoon, saying he was “increasingly worried” that Republicans would shut down the committee’s probe at the end of the month.
  • DOJ bias is like a cancer: Rep. Gaetz (VIDEO/Lou Dobbs)

    12/16/2017 2:06:30 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/15/17 | YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwAki5Y_TcQ DOJ bias is like a cancer: Rep. Gaetz (On with Lou Dobbs) 12/15/17 Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) mentions why special counsel Robert Mueller must end his Russia investigation.
  • Joe Digenova: The FBI tried to frame an incoming President, this is an outrage

    12/16/2017 1:32:50 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 60 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/16/17 | YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_72N3-1EoqQ Joe Digenova: The FBI tried to frame an incoming President, this is an outrage - 12/15/17
  • Surprise! US Virgin Island Emergency Firearms Confiscation Order Extended

    12/15/2017 10:14:51 PM PST · by Simon Green · 13 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 12/15/17 | Dan Zimmerman
    You know how they say it’s virtually impossible to kill any government program once it’s in place…because someone always benefits and it develops its own interested constituency? Yes, well it seems that the authority to confiscate firearms works pretty much the same way. At least it does in the territories of the US Virgin Islands. You may remember that back in September, as Hurricane Irma was bearing down on the Caribbean, USVI Governor Kenneth Mapp declared a state of emergency and signed an order authorizing law enforcement agencies and the National Guard to confiscate residents’ firearms and ammuntion. The...
  • 'Christ' Purged from Christmas and the Left Rejoices

    12/15/2017 10:00:48 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Douglas MacKinnon
    Newsflash: The War on Christmas is over. Those who rightfully believe that Christ needs to be a part of Christmas and those rebelling against the politically correct tyranny looking to strip all spirituality from the holiday have lost. You have lost. We…have lost. According to the latest results from the Pew Research Center – and already being gleefully shouted from the rooftops of certain left-leaning media sites orchestrating the campaign against faith-based Christmas – while 90 percent of Americans still celebrate Christmas in one way or another, a majority find that the religious elements of Christmas are emphasized less and...
  • Congress Wants To Spy On You For Christmas – Bi-partisan Group Says No!

    12/15/2017 9:52:30 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Steve Sherman
    Congress has until the middle of this month to pass a bill to fund the government into next year or we go into shutdown-city. It’s one of the biggest political threats we seem to hear every year. The threat to shut down the government is used by one party to intimidate the other into submission, because the public hates government shutdowns. So, it comes as no surprise that Congress is considering using a government funding bill as a Christmas Tree to carry other expiring provisions of law across the finish line. This year congressional leaders want to spy on you...
  • The Tipping Point

    12/15/2017 9:38:29 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Congressman Marsha Blackburn
    The time is now to make a change. Regardless of their career, women have had it with being diminished, condescended to, passed over, and belittled. They have had it with inappropriate touching, leering words, innuendos, and emotional or verbal abuse. Regardless if it’s the entertainment world, a school, a doctor’s office, a bank, or Capitol Hill, women have a right to expect behavioral decency in the workplace. Throughout my career, whether in the private or public sector, I have sought to encourage women in the workplace. An acceptance of seediness and vulgarity has seeped into our culture, and now it...
  • Trump says he'll militarize local police

    12/15/2017 3:52:53 PM PST · by JP1201 · 36 replies
    President Trump takes a jab at the Obama administration, while talking to FBI graduates on Dec. 15 about militarizing the local police. VIDEO at link
  • All main stock indexes close at records ahead of GOP tax bill draft [TRUMP EFFECT]

    12/15/2017 1:43:58 PM PST · by Enchante · 27 replies
    Morningstar ^ | December 15, 2017 | Sue Chang
    All main stock benchmarks closed at records on Friday with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average extending their weekly winning streak to four as Republicans prepared to outline their final version of the tax bill. Stocks have been sensitive to developments from Capitol Hill on the tax bill and any news that is viewed as a step closer to enacting tax cuts tend to buoy market sentiment. The Dow rose 140 points, or 0.6%, to close at 24,648. The S&P 500 climbed 23 points, or 0.9%, to end at 2,675 while the Nasdaq Composite Index gained 80...
  • After Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting, FBI Scrambled to Find and Punish Source, Emails Show

    12/15/2017 1:25:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 15, 2017 | By Max Kutner
    After news broke about an airport meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton in the midst of last year’s presidential campaign, the FBI scrambled to identify the source who leaked details about the encounter and discipline him or her, according to emails released on the FBI website on Friday. The internal emails show that on June 29, 2016, a senior spokeswoman for the Justice Department emailed her counterparts at the FBI to flag articles that were starting to appear about the meeting. In the email, the spokeswoman, Melanie Newman, described the encounter as “a casual,...
  • 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 Rails Against Visa Lottery Program: They're Picking the 'Worst of the Worst'

    12/15/2017 11:52:15 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    President Trump railed against the diversity visa lottery program and chain migration Friday, saying that immigration officials are choosing the “worst of the worst” to enter the United States. The president, who was speaking to the graduating law enforcement officers from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, pointed to two recent terror attacks. On Monday, Akayed Ullah attempted to carry out a mass-casualty terror attack in a New York subway, but the bomb’s detonation resulted only in serious injuries to the Bangladeshi green card holder who came to the United States in 2011 on a visa available to nieces...
  • Net neutrality is on its way out. But that might not be so bad for Sacramento

    12/15/2017 9:57:43 AM PST · by Mariner · 20 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | December 15th, 2017 | Erika D. Smith
    On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission did the unthinkable: It scrapped the net neutrality regulations that some of us have come to know, but all of us, whether we’re aware of it or not, have come to love. It was because of net neutrality that we could stream Netflix and Spotify on the cheap, access the full political spectrum of news without interference and poke around Facebook for free without our web browsers slowing to a crawl. But all of that may change now with the Obama-era regulations gone, and there’s not much any of us can do about it...