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  • Illinois budget crisis could shut down Aurora-area road projects

    06/25/2017 11:25:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 23, 2017 | Steve Lord, Rafael Guerrero and Gloria Casas (Aurora Beacon-News)
    It's possible Illinois is about to come down with a statewide case of Seasonal Affected Disorder. The season is construction, which an old joke says is one of two in Illinois. The disorder is the continuing one in Springfield, where the ongoing budget crisis is about to shut down road projects during the height of that season. And the affected are everyone from officials who work to put needed projects together, to the drivers who have to negotiate construction zones and torn up streets. In Aurora, workers last week got the barriers and cones out to reduce Farnsworth Avenue, near...
  • Jeremy Corbyn Snubs Armed Forces Day to Party at Glastonbury

    06/25/2017 10:56:05 AM PDT · by Kenny Bania · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 25, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has chosen to miss Armed Forces Day Celebrations so he can appear at Glastonbury Music Festival. However, it has emerged that Mr. Corbyn, a lifelong anti-war campaigner, had been invited to speak at Armed Forces Day celebrations in Liverpool on Saturday – the nation’s annual show of gratitude to our soldiers, sailors, and airmen. Army officer-turned-Tory MP Johnny Mercer told the Sun the diary decision revealed Mr. Corbyn’s wrong priorities. He said: “He couldn’t give two hoots about those who earn and protect the freedoms he so readily abuses with his offensive views.”
  • Sanders Fraud Family: Claims of Nepotism over a “Sweetheart Deal” for Bernie Sanders’ Step-Daughter

    06/25/2017 10:23:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Daily Westerner ^ | June 14, 2017
    While one deal struck by Jane O’Meara Sanders during her time as Burlington College’s president has triggered a federal investigation, another arrangement she engineered is breeding claims of nepotism and allegations of veiled threats against her husband’s presidential campaign. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane Sanders, is facing criticism over a “sweetheart deal” granted to a school founded by her daughter while president of the now-defunct Burlington College. Carol Moore, who served as the final president of the college from 2014 until its closure in May 2016, says Jane Sanders approved a deal for the college with Vermont Woodworking School...
  • Democrats Have No Alternative to Nancy Pelosi

    06/25/2017 8:22:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 25, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    After leading the House Democrats for 15 years, the San Francisco stalwart has total control of her caucus and is a massive fundraising force that her party cannot easily replace. And as the first female Speaker of the House (2007-2011), she has unique status and an array of female supporters, both inside and outside Congress. Willie Brown, the first African-American mayor from Pelosi's hometown, cautions in his latest column in the San Francisco Chronicle that those who want to replace Pelosi should be "careful what you ask for. You might wind up with even less."
  • Perspective: Rural America is supportive of Trump, but it's not monolithic

    06/25/2017 7:55:09 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 5 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 25, 2017 | Dan Balz
    Rural America has often backed Republicans in presidential elections, but rarely with the enthusiasm they showed for President Donald Trump in 2016. More sparsely populated areas of the country form the heart of Trump Nation and continue to provide majority support for a president who has faced near-constant controversy and discord.
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (6/25/17 to 7/1/17)

    06/25/2017 6:36:13 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 62 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | 6/25/17 | DollyCali
    Summertime"and the livin' is easy....Summertime.... Welcome all you deplorables to this week's edition of the Dose! This is EVERYTHING TRUMP. Administration, family, frustrations, joys, winning! We welcome your research, your commentary, your personal OT sharing and your presence. Even if you do not share a lot, just check in and say hi. Lurkers are welcome. Covfefe baby, Covfefe! White House Congressional Picnic 6/22/17 RIP
  • Southwest L.A. loves 'Obama Boulevard' proposal but wonders: 'Why not a major street?'

    06/25/2017 4:45:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 24, 2017 | Sonaiya Kelley
    ven though it runs through the heart of L.A’.s Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood, most Angelenos would be hard pressed to locate Rodeo Road on a map. In fact, they’d probably point to its ritzy doppelganger — Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive — instead.
  • Sketchy firm behind Trump Dossier is Stalling Investigators

    06/25/2017 1:37:37 AM PDT · by saywhatagain · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 24, 2017 | Paul Sperry
    Senate investigators are demanding to see records of communications between Fusion GPS and the FBI and the Justice Department, including any contacts with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, now under congressional investigation for possibly obstructing the Hillary Clinton email probe, and deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, who is under investigation by the Senate and the Justice inspector general for failing to recuse himself despite financial and political connections to the Clinton campaign through his Democrat activist wife. Senate investigators have singled out McCabe as the FBI official who negotiated with Steele.
  • Canadian District Bans Christian School from Teaching 'Offensive' Parts of Bible

    06/24/2017 10:26:42 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 38 replies
    CBN News ^ | 06/22/2017 | na
    Cornerstone Christian Academy in Alberta, Canada, is being told to stop teaching scriptures that may be considered "offensive." Battle River School Division (BRSD) chair, Lauri Skori, told Cornerstone's chair, Deanna Margel, that "any scripture that could be considered offensive to particular individuals should not be read or studied in school." Skori said it would be inappropriate for the school to share "any teachings that denigrate or vilify someone's sexual orientation." {..snip..}
  • Donald Skunks the Democrats

    06/24/2017 8:24:02 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 83 replies
    NY Times - Opinion ^ | 6/24/2014 | Maureen Dowd
    ..."It's Trump for and us zero," says...Tim Ryan of Ohio...we're doiong something wrong here because a) he's president and b) we're still losing to his candidates." ...The Repubulicans have a wildly unpopular, unstable and untruthful president, and a Congress that veers between doing nothing and spitting out vicious bills, while the Democratic base is on fire and appalled millennials are racing away from Trump. Yet Democrats are stuck in loser gear.. Trump's fatal flow is that he cannot drag himself away from the mirror. "We congenitally believe that our motives are pure and our goals are right," Rahm Emanuel told...
  • Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader

    06/24/2017 6:09:35 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 06/24/2017 | Kevin Freking
    A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a House election in Georgia. They just don't know how to make it happen. "We can't keep losing races and keep the same leadership in place. You have a baseball team that keeps losing year after year. At some point, the coach has got to go, right?" said Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., on Friday. The frustrated Democrats met in Rice's office a day earlier to discuss their options as they face long odds of knocking out the woman who has led the...
  • Dems push leaders to talk less about Russia

    06/24/2017 6:02:56 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/2017 | Mike Lillis
    Frustrated Democrats hoping to elevate their election fortunes have a resounding message for party leaders: Stop talking so much about Russia. Democratic leaders have been beating the drum this year over the ongoing probes into the Trump administration’s potential ties to Moscow, taking every opportunity to highlight the saga and forcing floor votes designed to uncover any business dealings the president might have with Russian figures. But rank-and-file Democrats say the Russia-Trump narrative is simply a non-issue with district voters, who are much more worried about bread-and-butter economic concerns like jobs, wages and the cost of education and healthcare. In...
  • Trump’s Apprenticeship Plan Will Feed Into These High-Paying Careers

    06/24/2017 4:53:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | June 24, 2017 | Sam Becker
    Even if you disagree with President Donald Trump and his administration, there are some positive kernels out there. Trump has put an emphasis on jobs, for example, specifically jobs for the struggling middle and lower class. Although those promised jobs might not necessarily come to fruition, it’s good to hear somebody at least talk about blue-collar struggles. One way the president is focusing on jobs is by attempting to bring back apprenticeships. Apprenticeships, of course, are on-the-job training programs that used to be quite popular but have fizzled out with time. There are still plenty of them out there, but...
  • Comey Caught Leaving New York Times

    06/24/2017 4:37:39 PM PDT · by PK1991 · 60 replies
    Making Web News ^ | June 24, 2017 | Making Web News
    Comey pictured leaving the New York Times Office; job interview or had to go the bathroom.
  • Tech heads sound optimistic note after Trump meetings

    06/24/2017 4:19:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2017 | Ali Breland
    President Trump and his administration earned some goodwill from the technology industry after his “tech week” initiative this week. Tech leaders and representatives spoke favorably of their interactions with Trump and his administration after their meetings, noting that officials seemed sympathetic to their positions on regulation, immigration reform and tax policy. The administration's receptiveness to certain industry positions has stoked a degree of confidence that the two will be able to cooperate in some areas, despite major political differences.
  • Losing: The Failing New York Times Set to Lay Off More Staff, Including Reporters

    06/24/2017 4:07:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2017 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Peddling fake news does not, in fact, equate to a long-term successful business strategy, reporters for The New York Times are learning the hard way. The Gray Lady, which many in the media class consider the pinnacle of the information business, is struggling so much financially that reporters are expected to be laid off from the publication, along with many editors, the New York Post reports. “Reporters at the New York Times could soon be ‘vulnerable’ to the ax,” the Post’s Keith Kelly wrote. “If the ongoing round of voluntary buyouts being offered to editing staff does not get enough...
  • Fundraiser-in-chief Trump shows promise as a 2018 rainmaker

    06/24/2017 3:56:23 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 24, 2017, | by David M. Drucker |
    Rep. Tom MacArthur got the call late on a Saturday night: President Trump would host a fundraiser for him the following weekend. By Friday, the New Jersey Republican had raised $825,000 for the event. It's a staggering amount for a rank and file House member, even one with the New Jersey and New York donor communities to draw from. MacArthur said it totaled far more than he's ever raised before for a single event — and that it couldn't have happened without Trump, who hosted the June event at his private golf club in Bedminster, N.J. "I think the fact...
  • Planned Parenthood spent $734,000 in failed Georgia race

    06/24/2017 2:42:26 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Jon Ossoff lost the House race in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District despite receiving nearly three-quarters of $1 million from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. With $734,000 in campaign contributions, the abortion giant was the second-biggest spender on the Democratic side of the ledger — only trailing the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which poured $4.9 million into the race.
  • Trump-Modi meeting a game changer, despite Beltway sabotage

    06/24/2017 2:21:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Sunday Guardian ^ | June 25, 2017 | Madhav Nalapat
    Those eager to ensure friction, want Trump to bring up issues that impinge on India’s sovereignty, aware that Modi would react strongly to any such efforts. Both during the 2016 Presidential campaign trail and in his previous avatar as a billionaire businessperson, President Donald John Trump had integrated India as a core component of the global order in his policies and actions. However, since his inauguration on 20 January and subsequently, very little mention has been made of India in the statements made by spokespersons for the Trump administration, while, as yet, several posts relevant to relations with India (such...
  • CNN Pushes Refurbished Russia Conspiracy, Inaccurately Claims Investment Fund Under Investigation

    06/24/2017 1:39:52 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Full title: Very Fake News: CNN Pushes Refurbished Russia Conspiracy, Inaccurately Claims Investment Fund Under Investigation Another day, another very fake news story from the network President Donald Trump has identified as “very fake news.” CNN’s Thomas Frank on Thursday evening published what would have been considered an explosive report if remotely true: One anonymous source told him both the Treasury Department and Senate Intelligence Committee are probing a Russian investment fund with ties to several senior finance world leaders close to President Trump. Only problem? Both Trump administration officials and those close to Senate GOP leadership say it’s simply...