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  • Under Trump, Elizabeth Warren Suddenly Discovers the Downside of Unaccountable.....

    03/23/2018 3:29:56 PM PDT · by yoe · 1 replies
    Reason ^ | March 21, 2018 | A. Barton Hinkle
    ... Federal AgenciesIf Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren had taken a page out of Virginia Delegate Nick Freitas' book, she might not be in the pickle she is today. Warren (is spitting mad) at Mick Mulvaney, the Office of Management and Budget director who does double duty heading up an agency whose creation Warren championed: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB's previous director was an ideological ally of Warren. Since Mulvaney took over, Warren has ripped the agency's decisions. Warren (said) Mulvaney is giving "the middle finger" to consumers, and she (railed at) Mulvaney's indifferent response to the 10...
  • A smoking gun? Senator Weinberg denies confiscation quote

    03/23/2018 3:26:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 3 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger blog ^ | May 10, 2013 | Paul Mulshine
    I received a link to the above video from several gun-rights advocates, including Scott Bach of the New Jersey Association of Rifle and Pistolc Clubs (see press release here). It's a recording of the end of a Thursday meeting of the state Senate Budget Committee at which several gun-control bills were considered. The first voice is that of Chairman Paul Sarlo. After he wraps up the meeting, it sounds like someone says "We needed a bill to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate." As to just who that someone is, it's difficult to tell. It could be anyone who was near the head...
  • FedGov Shutdown. So What? (Vanity)

    03/23/2018 3:08:32 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 12 replies
    Self ^ | March 23, 2018 | A Navy Vet
    Now that President Trump didn't veto this monster spending bill, I believe it was more about the threat of Fedgov shutdown than the immediacy to re-build our military. He would be the target because of the MSM hating Trump, while those media outlets being a blatant supporter of all things Democrat/Liberal and even Socialism.
  • Trump orders DOJ to issue rule banning bump stocks

    03/23/2018 2:39:34 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/23/18 | John Bowden
    President Trump on Friday announced that the Department of Justice would issue a new rule banning bump stocks. In a tweet, Trump announced that he was directing DOJ to reverse a 2010 decision by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (ATF) that classified bump stocks as firearm parts so the devices could be banned under current laws that prohibit owning fully automatic weapons. Trump blamed the legalization of bump stocks on the Obama administration. "Obama Administration legalized bump stocks. BAD IDEA. As I promised, today the Department of Justice will issue the rule banning BUMP STOCKS with a...
  • Ex-CIA chief John Brennan’s ‘unhinged,’ partisan attacks on Trump raise eyebrows

    03/23/2018 1:42:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2018 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Former CIA director John Brennan raised eyebrows this week when he went on national television and suggested the Russians “may have something” on President Trump. Brennan, who led the CIA during the Obama administration, later conceded to The New York Times that he actually had no knowledge to back the claim. To critics, this was yet another example of increasingly hostile and partisan behavior toward Trump from the former leader of an agency that considers itself above partisanship. “For John Brennan, the most recent former CIA director, to come forward and insinuate -- on national TV -- that a sitting...
  • Rollcall votes on the Omnibus Budget

    03/23/2018 12:36:33 PM PDT · by iowamark · 60 replies
    US House ^ | 3/23/18
    House 256-167 Senate 67-30
  • BET boots journalist from Michelle Obama conference

    03/23/2018 11:31:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/23/18 | O Coleman
    .....The BET Network booted a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from its conference for publishing a Q&A with Michelle Obama, sparking a social media storm. The network had invited the Washington Post’s Robin Givhan to its syntactically questionable “Leading Women Defined” conference in Bal Harbour, Fla., but then demanded she leave after she published her article, claiming that Obama’s talk had been conducted in a “sacred space.” ....while claiming Michelle’s talk was private, BET didn’t play by its own rules: The network posted sections of the interview on its website, while Valerie Jarrett, who conducted the chat, teased on social media that...
  • James Woods Blasts Trump, ‘RINO Wimps’ Over Omnibus Budget Surrender

    03/23/2018 11:30:42 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 23, 2018 | John Nolte
    Two-time Oscar nominee James Woods blasted congressional Republicans as “RINO wimps” over the just-passed $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. “I never imagined I could loathe the @GOP more than the I loathe @TheDemocrats, but they got me with this suck-ass budget,” Woods tweeted to his 1.36 million followers, adding that he hopes “they get what they asked for in November. When will these RINO wimps stop sticking their asses in the air for the Democrats to violate?”
  • Democratic leaders celebrate budget bill: 'We're able to accomplish more in the minority'

    03/23/2018 11:18:23 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 22, 2018 | Al Weaver
    Democratic leaders spiked the football Thursday after the House passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package and argued they have been able to accomplish more despite not holding the White House or either congressional chamber. After rolling through a litany of Democratic wins in the spending package, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., declared Democrats were big winners in the bipartisan bill despite their standing in Congress. Specifically, he touted funding for the Gateway tunnel project and increased spending for the National Institutes of Health, along with other programs.
  • Trump signs $1.3 trillion spending bill despite veto threat on Twitter

    03/23/2018 11:10:15 AM PDT · by Innovative · 284 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2018 | John Wagner and Mike DeBonis
    Just hours after threatening a veto, President Trump said Friday afternoon that he had signed the sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress early Friday and averted a government shutdown. In a morning tweet, Trump said he might veto the omnibus bill because it does nothing to address the fate of young undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers” and does not fully fund his border wall. But speaking to reporters at the White House about four hours later, Trump said he had decided to sign the bill despite his reservations, arguing that it provides much-needed funding for the military, including...
  • The Leak That McCabe Once Investigated Sessions is an Irrelevant Deflection

    03/23/2018 8:45:10 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | 23 March 2018 | Guy Benson
    Having covered former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's effective suspension and subsequent firing, I'd like to quickly weigh in on this week's ABC News report that McCabe had once led an investigation into Sessions over apparent misstatements about his interactions with Russian officials during the campaign. Katie already noted that McCabe evidently launched that probe at the behest of Democratic lawmakers, which is an intriguing angle to the story. But in my mind, there are three major reasons why this "revelation" does not matter, setting aside the strong likelihood that this story was obviously planted in an attempt to discredit...
  • Vanity - POTUS, Veto that 1.3 Trillion Dollar Budget..right now!!! Then fire Ryan/McConnell.

    03/23/2018 8:25:22 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 70 replies
    It's either Yes or No, Mr. POTUS, Donald J. Trump. Sir, you are the human being in this God's world put there by the American people to save this once magnificent Nation Republic. A profile in courage awaits your pen killing this monster of destruction of the American Republic..case closed!!! Veto that bill!!!
  • Congress Gives Itself a Bonus in Omnibus

    03/23/2018 8:23:12 AM PDT · by libertydoc · 16 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 22, 2018 4:15 pm | Elizabeth Harrington
    The House and Senate increased their own budgets in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package. The Senate increased its total salaries of officers and employees by $12.6 million in the 2,232-page bill that lawmakers had fewer than 48 hours to read and vote on. The bill avoids a government shutdown that would take place at midnight on Friday. Aside from giving their own institutions a bonus, the omnibus also gives away millions to prevent "elderly falls," promote breastfeeding, and fight "excessive alcohol use." The legislation increases the Senate budget to $919.9 million, up $48.8 million from fiscal year 2017, according...
  • George W. Bush did not veto a single thing until the democrats took the Congress in 2006

    03/23/2018 7:59:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    As a result, EVERY congressman and senator knew that they just had to get their particular thing into the bill and it would become law. And spending was increased exponentially! If Trump vetoes the spending bill, it would put an end to the game. Veto the bill, Mr. President! The Congress doesn't need a two-week recess for Easter!
  • Obama sex accuser panned as a liar urges Stormy Daniels scrutiny

    03/23/2018 7:30:16 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 23, 2018
    A man who claimed without evidence that he had sex with former President Barack Obama says the media is showing a “sickening” double standard with coverage of an alleged affair between President Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels. Larry Sinclair’s allegations involving Obama, cocaine, and a limo — set in 1999, when Obama was a state senator — failed to gain broad coverage for a variety of reasons, including lack of corroboration and Sinclair’s record of crimes involving deceit. But Sinclair says the media is giving too much attention and too little skepticism to claims of a 2006 affair between...
  • NYT’s Haberman: Stormy, McDougal Stories Don’t Bother Trump on “Moral, Spousal” Level

    03/23/2018 7:32:54 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Maggie Haberman isn’t just a NYT correspondent and CNN analyst. She’s also a psychoanalyst. Or so it would seem. Appearing on CNN this morning, Haberman declared that while the stories regarding Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal might be uncomfortable for President Trump from a legal perspective: I do not think that it is from the moral, spousal parameter that it is bothering him.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • NBC/WSJ Poll Shocker: Majority Of Americans Say Owning A Gun Increases Safety

    03/23/2018 7:28:24 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 23 Mar 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, maybe NBC will be shocked to learn that 58% of Americans believe gun ownership increases safety. The rest of will wonder what the other 42% might be thinking: Nearly six-in-10 Americans say that gun ownership increases safety, even as a plurality of respondents support gun-control organizations, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. … In the poll, 58 percent agree with the statement that gun ownership does more to increase safety by allowing law-abiding citizens to protect themselves. By contrast, 38 percent say that gun ownership reduces safety by giving too many people access to firearms, increasing...
  • Virginia GOP to Expel Hispanic Republican on False Charges

    03/23/2018 6:41:33 AM PDT · by Moseley · 30 replies
    Christian NewsWire ^ | March 23, 2018 | Jonathon A Moseley
    RICHMOND, Va., March 23, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Virginia Republicans have scheduled a "high-tech lynching" of a Hispanic-American for March 24, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia. The Republican Party of Virginia will be the first in U.S. history to try to expel a Hispanic. There are currently no elected Hispanic Republicans in Virginia. Virginia's establishment Republicans and commentators have attacked other Hispanic Republicans in the past. The Fairfax 9/12 Tea Party has promoted Hispanic conservatives since 2010. "Main point, they are lying," warned Jon Moseley of the Fairfax 9/12 Tea Party in Northern Virginia. Moseley adds: "Since Fredy never said what...
  • Roseanne hits Kimmel’s couch and lets him have it: Want Pence as POTUS? Then, zip that f-ing lip!

    03/23/2018 6:41:32 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 32 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | Samantha Chang
    Roseanne Barr advised Trump-hating comedian Jimmy Kimmel to “zip that f***en lip” unless he’s actively rooting for the United States to fail. Barr made the remarks while promoting the upcoming reboot of “Roseanne,” the hit TV series she starred in from 1988 to 1997. During her interview, leftist comedian Kimmel reminded Roseanne that she was once a liberal supporter of Hillary Clinton. Barr — part of an underreported group of Americans who became Trump supporters thanks to Hillary — said she’s still the same person, but today’s “liberals” have become so radical and so far-left they turned her off. “I’m...
  • McMaster Worked For Foreign Think Tank Funded By China, Russia

    03/23/2018 4:32:14 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 38 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/23/18 | Richard Pollock
    • Outgoing National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster worked for a foreign-based think tank for 11 years before assuming his post • The think tank has ties to Russia, China, the Uranium One deal and Bahrain • Career armed forces officers spoke out against the arrangement Outgoing National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster served for more than a decade as a consultant to the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, a foreign-based think-tank that has received funding from hostile foreign governments to include Russia and China, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. The career soldier ended his employment...