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  • Sen. Chase wears handgun to podium to present bills in committee

    01/18/2019 6:07:15 PM PST · by topfile · 40 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Jan 15 2919 | Patrick Wilson
    It’s not just her bills that are sparking attention. State Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, generated buzz on Tuesday by presenting them while wearing her .38-caliber revolver in a custom-made holster. The first-term senator — a fan of government transparency and opponent of the Equal Rights Amendment — said she wore the gun following an incident Monday in which Capitol Police were called after immigration-rights supporters confronted Sen. Dick Black, R-Loudoun. Chase said she always carries her gun in concealed fashion but decided Tuesday was a good day to carry openly when she presented her bills in the Senate Privileges and...
  • Nobody Has Authoritative Information About the Status of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    01/18/2019 4:29:32 PM PST · by Jim Noble · 89 replies
    self | January 18, 2019 | Jim Noble
    There is no legitimate source of information available to the public (and I don't have any inside information) about the current health status, actual prognosis, or future plans of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While all the inferences posters keep making about what is PROBABLE are well-founded, the truth is, no one knows anything except that she has cancer, she was surgically treated in the third week of December 2018, and that her return to work is taking longer than was originally hoped for by her supporters and friends in the media. That's all anyone who is a legitimate source...
  • Michigan House Speaker invites Trump to deliver State of the Union speech in Lansing

    01/18/2019 3:13:09 PM PST · by rintintin · 11 replies
    Click on Michigan ^ | Jan 18 2019 | Ken Haddad
    A Michigan lawmaker is inviting President Trump to deliver his State of the Union address in Lansing, instead of Washington. Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield sent a letter to Trump, making the offer in light of Speaker Pelosi's request to postpone the annual address due to the ongoing shutdown.
  • Mike Pence Surprises March for Life Crowd, Introduces Trump’s Message

    01/18/2019 1:31:11 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/18/19
    Vice President Mike Pence surprised the massive March for Life crowd in Washington, DC, Friday, supporting life and introducing a message from President Donald Trump. “Hello, America,” Pence began with his wife at his side. “It’s a joy for us to be with you today”: We gather here today because we know we still have much work to do,” said Pence. “We urge you to stand strong. Stand with that love and compassion as you stand for life, and know that we will stand with you until that great day comes where we restore the sanctity of life to the...
  • Obama's school discipline guidelines put students in grave danger

    01/18/2019 1:23:44 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 18, 2019 | by Max Eden
    President Donald Trump, following the recommendation of a national commission on school safety chaired by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, will repeal the Obama administration's "Dear Colleague Letter" on school discipline. The letter, issued in 2014, advised school superintendents nationwide that racial disparities in suspension rates would be grounds for finding school districts in violation of federal anti-discrimination law, and therefore at risk of losing federal funding. The directive, cast as a "guidance," in fact formalized a fundamental shift in the Department of Education's approach to civil rights enforcement. Prior to the Dear Colleague Letter, the standard held that civil...
  • Trump vows to veto bills expanding abortion rights in video address to March for Life

    01/18/2019 1:05:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/18/2019 | Peter Sullivan
    President Trump vowed in a video message to the March for Life on Friday to veto any legislation that “weakens the protection of human life.” “If they send any legislation to my desk that weakens the protection of human life, I will issue a veto and we have the support to uphold those vetoes,” Trump said in the message displayed to a crowd gathered for the annual anti-abortion march in Washington. “Every child is a sacred gift from God,” Trump said in the message. Vice President Pence spoke in person at the march, calling Trump a “champion” for abortion opponents....
  • Undocumented Population Up In Texas, Despite Nationwide Decline

    01/18/2019 10:40:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Houston Public Media ^ | January 18, 2019 | by Elizabeth Trovall
    Texas’ undocumented immigrant population grew 5% over the last seven years, according to information provided by the Center for Migration Studies. Nationwide, however, the undocumented population decreased by 9%, according to a new report by the center. Though the state’s undocumented population now includes 75,000 fewer Mexicans, more people are coming from countries like El Salvador, Honduras and India. “The entire undocumented population living in Texas, including Mexico and every other country, actually increased by 95,000,” said Center for Migration Studies researcher Bob Warren. The report also showed that nationwide 62% of undocumented immigrants came to the U.S. by overstaying...
  • Brzezinski on Pelosi: ‘Nothing Trump Does Will Make Her Afraid or Rattled’

    01/18/2019 10:28:25 AM PST · by rktman · 102 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/18/2019 | trent baker
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski weighed in on the feud between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) amid the ongoing partial government shutdown. According to Brzezinski, Trump has only feared his base and FBI special counsel. But now, she said the president fears Pelosi because she, like Mueller, is fearless and experienced. “Nothing Trump does will make her afraid or rattled. Also like Mueller, she knows more than she is saying publicly. She’s gotten inside Trump’s head.
  • Reproductive Healthcare Access Limited for Many Undocumented Women

    01/18/2019 10:24:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    NBC "News" Local ^ | January 18, 2019 | by Gavrielle Jacobovitz
    Days after an immigration judge denied Layidua Salazar’s petition to remain in the United States in 2015 because she was not living with her spouse, she learned at an annual visit to Planned Parenthood that she was pregnant. The possibility that she would not be allowed to stay in the country made her realize "within five minutes" that she couldn’t continue her pregnancy and risk her family being separated at some point, she said. "I can’t do both. Can’t be in the middle of deportation proceedings and be pregnant," said Salazar, who is now a storyteller with We Testify, a...
  • Credit Card Companies Have No Business Playing Second Amendment Censors

    01/18/2019 10:13:02 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/18/2019 | Frank Miniter
    Just before Christmas, The New York Times ran an article titled "How Credit Cards Are Used to Finance Mass Shootings." This followed an op-ed the NYT ran last spring calling for credit card companies to track and block some gun sales, such as stopping someone from buying a certain number of guns or from purchasing politically incorrect types of firearms.
  • Waiting for a Shutdown to End in Disaster

    01/18/2019 9:45:44 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 57 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1/18/2019 | MCKAY COPPINS
    As the longest government shutdown in American history lurches toward its fifth week, a grim but growing consensus has begun to emerge on Capitol Hill: There may be no way out of this mess until something disastrous happens. This is, of course, not a sentiment lawmakers are eager to share on the record. But in interviews this week with congressional staffers on both sides of the aisle (whom I granted anonymity in exchange for candor), I heard the same morbid idea expressed again and again. The basic theory—explained to me between weary sighs and defeated shrugs—goes like this: Washington is...
  • 2020 Democrats' unspoken rebuke of Obama

    01/18/2019 9:40:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Week ^ | January 18, 2019 | by Ryan Cooper
    Former President Barack Obama's legacy looms over the 2020 Democratic primary. He was always overwhelmingly popular among Democrats. However, a persistent core of critics argue both his political ideology and his policy record were badly mistaken. This raises a question: How will the party and its 2020 contenders deal with Obama? Will they defend his legacy, forthrightly debate its shortcomings, or just ignore the issue entirely? First, a quick précis of what is under discussion. The Obama stimulus package was less than half as big as it needed to be. Obama's foreclosure policy was a monumental catastrophe which crushed the...
  • Impeachment talk grows louder after report Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress

    01/18/2019 9:01:18 AM PST · by Mariner · 102 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 18th, 2019 | By Dartunorro Clark
    Calls for President Donald Trump's impeachment grew among Democrats on Friday after a report said he had directed Michael Cohen, his personal lawyer and fixer at the time, to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. BuzzFeed News on Thursday evening reported that Cohen told special counsel Robert Mueller the president personally instructed him to lie to Congressional investigators in order to minimize links between Trump and his Moscow building project, citing two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter. The report also alleged that Cohen was directed to give a...
  • Enemies of the Constitution, secret and professed. Warnings from Daniel Webster (T)

    01/18/2019 8:58:23 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/18/2019 | Bill Federer
    “The Constitution has enemies, secret and professed. … They have hot heads and cold hearts. They are rash, reckless, and fierce for change, and with no affection for the existing institutions of their country. … Other enemies there are, more cool, and with more calculation. These have a deeper and more fixed and dangerous purpose. … There are those in the country, who profess, in their own words, even to hate the Constitution. … Friends of the Constitution must rally and unite … with immovable firmness, like a band of brothers … looking only to the great object set before...
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,January 18,2019

    01/18/2019 8:51:59 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 18, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGAWELCOMEToTheNORushLimbaughWithMarkStyenDITTOS!
  • There's nothing wrong with open borders

    01/18/2019 7:51:50 AM PST · by Dana1960 · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/16/19 | Farhad Manjoo
    The internet expands the bounds of acceptable discourse, so ideas considered out of bounds not long ago now rocket toward widespread acceptability. See: cannabis legalization, government-run health care, white nationalism and, of course, the flat-earthers. Yet there’s one political shore that remains stubbornly beyond the horizon. It’s an idea almost nobody in mainstream politics will address, other than to hurl the label as a bloody cudgel. I’m talking about opening up America’s borders to everyone who wants to move here. Imagine not just opposing President Trump’s wall but also opposing the nation’s cruel and expensive immigration and border-security apparatus in...
  • The next president must make climate change the top priority

    01/18/2019 7:37:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2019 | by Jay Inslee, Gov. Washington State
    We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we are the last generation that can do something about it. The Democratic Party must nominate a candidate who will put fighting climate change at the top of the agenda. And that’s why I’m seriously considering running for president. The science is clear. We have a short period of time to act. And whether we shrink from this challenge, or rise to it, is the biggest question we face, as a nation and as a people. It is also our chance to realize the greatest economic opportunity...
  • Impeach Trump, after all of THESE Obama ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’?

    01/18/2019 7:33:44 AM PST · by Cheerio · 7 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | January 18, 2019 | The National Sentinel
    The Deep State cabal of corrupt Justice Department officials, Robert Mueller, establishment politicians and the disgustingly dishonest media have been unable to uproot POTUS Donald Trump from the White House, try as they have, so now they’re just going throwing out all the stops and going for the jugular. After lunatics took over of the House — that would be Democrats, many to the Left of Uncle Joe Stalin and Che Guevera, the calls for “Impeach Trump!!” have grown steadily louder. Now, establishment media icon The Atlantic magazine has come out full-throated in support of that strategy, with its cover...
  • New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

    01/18/2019 7:21:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 16, 2019 | by Damian Carrington
    The first science-based diet that tackles both the poor food eaten by billions of people and averts global environmental catastrophe has been devised. It requires huge cuts in red meat-eating in western countries and radical changes across the world. The “planetary health diet” was created by an international commission seeking to draw up guidelines that provide nutritious food to the world’s fast-growing population. At the same time, the diet addresses the major role of farming – especially livestock – in driving climate change, the destruction of wildlife and the pollution of rivers and oceans. Globally, the diet requires red meat...
  • Study: Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health

    01/18/2019 7:13:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    WebMD ^ | January 16, 2019 | by Amy Norton
    Climate change is already having clear effects on human health, according to a new review that describes the situation as a "health emergency." "Climate change is causing injuries, illnesses and deaths now from heat waves, infectious diseases, food and water insecurity, and changes in air quality, among other adverse health outcomes," said Kristie Ebi, one of the report's authors. She directs the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the University of Washington, in Seattle. According to Ebi, "the science is clear" that for each unit increase in global warming, there is an increase in those broad health risks....