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  • Texas Democrat: Ill Vote No on Budget DealSo Long as my Vote is Meaningless

    01/18/2018 5:20:39 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Henry, Henry, Henry! Youre not supposed to admit on national TV that your vote is a cynical stunt! This was hilarious: a politician openly admitting that his intended vote on an important matter would be a stunt, and one he would change if his vote actually counted for something. Appearing on CNN this morning, Dem Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas repeatedly said that he would vote no on the continuing budget resolution . . . unless his vote was actually needed to avoid a shutdown. In which case he would vote yes. CNN host Alisyn Camerota called Cuellar out for...
  • Obama admits illegal entry into this country is a crime.

    01/18/2018 4:37:08 AM PST · by New Jersey Realist · 6 replies
    Facebook ^ | 01/17/2018 | Vanity
    Senator Obama speaking with Homeland Director Ridge on the merits of border security.
  • Did Mainstream Media Forget How Obama Treated Fox News?

    01/18/2018 4:34:01 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 12, 2017 | Caleb Parke
    I know the mainstream media is still licking its wounds after President-elect Donald Trump smacked them around in his first press conference since winning the election.And I hate to add salt to their wounds, but it seems they’ve got a case of amnesia.The media feigned outrage after Mr. Trump refused to take a question from a CNN reporter.“Don’t be rude,” Mr. Trump told CNN’s Jim Acosta when he tried to ask a question. “No, I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news.”He went all-out against the network because they reported on an unsubstantiated 35-page document that...

    01/18/2018 4:30:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 18, 2018 | Matthew Vadum
    The presidents actual mental health is irrelevant when youre carrying out a coup. Powerless to dislodge the duly elected 45th president from office, desperate left-wingers and their media allies are borrowing a page from Soviet Communism by dishonestly portraying President Trump as mentally unfit. This is a coup attempt in progress and there is no indication it will go away anytime soon. In an earlier age, it might have been called high treason. The difference is that in the Soviet Union it was the government doing the smearing in order to maintain power. In America today, it is the opposition...
  • Jeff Flake compares Trump's attacks on 'Fake News' media to STALIN.

    01/17/2018 10:19:24 PM PST · by Belteshazzar · 39 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 17, 2018 | David Martosko
    Arizona lawmaker Jeff Flake compared Donald Trump to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin on Wednesday, delivering a blistering attack on the president to a nearly empty U.S. Senate chamber. The Republican has become one of Trump's favorite targets, earning a presidential nickname 'Jeff Flakey' since his impending retirement has freed him to openly castigate the White House on several fronts. 'It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe his enemies,' Flake said, citing a Trump tweet in which he branded five news outlets 'the...
  • Please Dont Shut Down The Government, Democrats, Because That Would Be Awful (Not)

    01/17/2018 9:38:02 PM PST · by lowbuck · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 18 January 2018 | Kurt Sch
    What a tragedy it would be if Democrats made good on their threat and decided DACA was so important that they must shut down the federal government over it. Please dont! Why, Id be heartbroken if the government did less and a bunch of foreigners didnt get rewarded for ignoring our laws. I think this is just the right hill for the Democrats to choose to fight to the death on, and I encourage them to do so. Throw us right in that briar patch, because you are smart and savvy and theres no way a big dummy like Trump...
  • And the Fake News Winners Are...

    01/17/2018 5:03:13 PM PST · by Textide · 104 replies
    Donald Trump Twitter ^ | 01/17/2018 | DJT
    And the FAKE NEWS winners are...
  • Trump ex-aide Bannon agrees to Mueller probe interview, avoiding grand jury

    01/17/2018 8:29:29 PM PST · by Coronal · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2018 | Karen Freifeld, Patricia Zengerle
    Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has reached agreement with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be interviewed by Muellers investigators rather than appearing before a grand jury, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Bannon, who was a close adviser during President Donald Trumps 2016 election campaign and in his first months in office, had been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury in Muellers probe of links between Russia and Trumps campaign. But the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Mueller offered Bannon the option of being interviewed instead and Bannon accepted. It was...
  • Poll: Support for Trump tax law increasing

    01/17/2018 7:44:46 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 17, 2018
    Support for the new tax law is increasing, according to a new poll, though it still isn't favored by a majority. The poll, conducted for The New York Times, found that 46 percent of respondents strongly or somewhat support the plan, up from 37 percent in December.
  • Hillary Clinton confidant was interviewed by FBI in connection to the salacious dossier

    01/17/2018 4:32:38 PM PST · by springwater13 · 56 replies
    A close friend, advisor and confidant of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was allegedly interviewed by the FBI in connection with the controversial dossier that was used in part as evidence by the bureau to obtain a warrant to investigate members of President Trumps campaign team, according to several sources who spoke to this reporter. Sidney Blumenthal, a former journalist and a close friend of Clinton, was interviewed by the FBI in 2016 regarding the dossier that alleged Trump colluded with Russia, the sources stated. Department of Justice officials, however, declined to comment on Blumenthal or the dossier. FBI officials declined...
  • CNNs Sanjay Gupta roasted for stating Trump has heart disease after White House doctor gives...

    01/17/2018 4:53:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 17, 2018 | Brian Flood
    Full title: CNNs Sanjay Gupta roasted for stating Trump has heart disease after White House doctor gives clean bill of healthCNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta was ridiculed across social media on Wednesday for declaring that President Trump has heart disease. White House physician Ronny Jackson said on Tuesday that Trump was in "excellent health" after conducting the presidents physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last week. Jackson answered a variety of questions from skeptical reporters during a press briefing and repeatedly stated that Trump was perfectly fine, with the exception of needing cholesterol medicine and being...
  • Sen. Pat Toomey Endorses Lou Barletta for U.S. Senate

    01/17/2018 3:51:17 PM PST · by smileyface · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) endorsed Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) in a video on Tuesday to challenge Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) in the 2018 midterm election. In a video endorsing Barletta, Sen. Toomey called Barletta a trusted conservative and a relentless fighter for hardworking Pennsylvanians. No one in the House of Representatives has been more committed to fighting to protect our borders or to ending dangerous sanctuary city policies than Lou Barletta, Toomey declared. When we recently needed an ally in the House to pass the most sweeping tax reforms in a generation, Lou was there every step of the way,...
  • Looking at the 2018 Election

    01/17/2018 2:48:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush ^ | January 17, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: “Republicans…” It’s an analysis piece and it’s from ABC News. “Republican Strategists Say Democrats Virtually Certain to Win House in 2018.” (interruption) Oh, you’ve seen this, too? “Republican strategists have turned decidedly pessimistic about their prospects for the 2018 midterm elections. Prominent Republicans are now saying privately…” What do you mean “privately”? They “are now saying privately that Democrats are virtually certain to win control of the House of Representatives. “One Republican close to Trump predicted that not only will there be impeachment hearings but that the prospects” of a conviction in the Senate are quite likely. “‘Consider what...
  • Grassley under fire for planning vote on 17 judicial nominees

    01/17/2018 2:47:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2018 | Lydia Wheeler
    Judicial and LGBT advocates are slamming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for scheduling a vote on a horde of judicial nominees ahead of a possible government shutdown. The Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to vote Thursday on 17 judicial nominees, who were re-nominated by President Trump at the beginning of the month. Under Senate rules, nominees have to be approved by the full Senate in order to carry over into a new session of Congress. But advocates are accusing Grassley of trying to avoid public scrutiny by slipping controversial candidates opposed by Democrats into an already stacked agenda....
  • Wisconsin Upset Raises Hopes for Democrats in 2018 Races

    01/17/2018 2:35:21 PM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    MSN/ New York Times ^ | January 17, 2018
    A Wisconsin Democrat won a State Senate seat on Tuesday night that had been held by a Republican for 17 years, setting off a flurry of political predictions across a state that President Trump won. Republicans warned that it was a wake up call for their party as elections loom in the fall, while Democrats cheered the upset victory as a sign of hope that Wisconsin was back in contention. In the states first special election of 2018, Patty Schachtner, a Democrat and the St. Croix County medical examiner, beat Representative Adam Jarchow, a Republican member of the State Assembly,...
  • 40 Percent Of Kids Now Born To Single MomsUp 700 Percent Since 1960

    01/17/2018 2:31:59 PM PST · by LibertyFound · 48 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | January 16th, 2018 | Dylan Scott
    40 Percent of All US Childbirths Occur to Single Mothers, 700 Percent Higher than in 1960 A recent report from the Social Capital Project reveals that the American family is disintegrating, fast. Fully 40 percent of mothers are currently unmarried. This is bad news, because good families depend on good marriages. Marriage is the moral glue that binds them. Its the stabilizing agent. Theres a reason that children from married couples do better in school, and are less likely to end up in jail as compared to children of unmarried mothers, known as fragile families. Lavar Young, civil rights activist,...
  • White House slams Flake for utterly ridiculous criticism of Trump

    01/17/2018 2:07:23 PM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies ^ | 1/17/18 | Dave Boyer
    The White House slammed Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona Wednesday as someone desperate for attention, after he gave a speech in the Senate criticizing President Trumps hostile relationship with the media. Hes criticizing the president because he has terrible poll numbers. Hes looking for some attention, said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
  • Senate Judiciary to vote on a slew of nominees tomorrow

    01/17/2018 2:04:19 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    17 judges
  • Bad Vibes: Dems Flip Heavily Pro-Trump District In Wisconsin State Senate Election

    01/17/2018 12:49:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2018 | Allahpundit
    “Who cares about a state election in Wisconsin?” you ask. Ah, well, Scott Walker does. He’s running for a third term as governor this year and the current he’s rowing against is getting stronger. A lot of data nerds, eyeing the trend in last night’s results in special elections in Wisconsin and elsewhere, care. And if something doesn’t happen to stop the Democrats’ momentum, we’re all going to care in November.Romney lost Wisconsin in 2012 but took Wisconsin’s 10th Senate District from Obama. Trump won the state narrowly in 2016 but crushed Hillary in the 10th. The last Republican...
  • Yes, global warming will be bad. But these scientists say it wont reach the worst-case scenario

    01/17/2018 11:58:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2018 | By Chris Mooney
    Climate scientists on Wednesday suggested that they may be able to rule out some of the most dire scenarios of what would happen if greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere were to double. Unfortunately, the same scientists say the best-case scenarios are also probably unrealistic. How a doubling of atmospheric greenhouse gases would affect the climate is of tremendous importance, as humans are running out of time to avoid that outcome. With current atmospheric concentrations at 405 parts per million, as opposed to about 280 parts per million before the dawn of the industrial era, the planet is already about...