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  • Trump Saves Taxpayers $3,000,000 by Nuking Obama-Designed Website

    12/16/2017 11:52:11 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 15 replies
    conservative tribune ^ | 12/15/17 | Cillian Zeal
    When it comes to website design, the Obama White House was not known for doing so efficiently or cheaply. Those with long memories of insurance exchanges can attest to this. Apparently, this kind of profligacy extends to other web portals as well. And President Trump’s administration is going to save $3,000,000 by nuking the current design of Whitehouse.gov and unveiling a new one.
  • Weekly Update: Obama FBI/DOJ Anti-Trump Abuses

    12/16/2017 10:00:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 15, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues FBI for Records About Removal of Alleged Anti-Trump FBI Official from Mueller Team Obama State Department Cut Deal with Hillary to Keep Call Log, Schedules Secret Judicial Watch Sues California and Los Angeles Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls Judicial Watch Asks Supreme Court to Restrain FCC Ability to Impose Government Control Over the Internet Through “Net Neutrality” Judicial Watch Sues FBI for Records About Removal of Alleged Anti-Trump FBI Official from Mueller Team The FBI and Justice Department are engulfed in a rule of law crisis because of new revelations of evident bias among FBI officials...
  • 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...
  • How many of Robert Mueller's lawyers gave money to Democrats?

    12/16/2017 8:39:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 16, 2017 | Spike Hampson
    Since June, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating whether the Russian government and the Trump campaign colluded in an effort to swing the 2016 presidential election in Trump's favor. To help with the task, Mueller assembled a team of seventeen accomplished lawyers, although in September, two of the seventeen were terminated. The credibility of the Mueller team depends on the degree to which the public perceives it as being above politics. No reasonable person would think Mueller and his team members lack a political position of some sort, but American society is justified in expecting that each of them...
  • MUSLIM MAYOR of Nazareth Cancels Christmas This Year – Blames Trump

    12/16/2017 8:28:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com reported: The Muslim mayor of Nazareth has cancelled traditional outdoor songs and plays celebrating Christmas in the city where Jesus spent his childhood. Mayor Ali Salam, who once made the curious boast that U.S. President Donald Trump “learned everything from me” about how to win elections, indicated that he was punishing local and visiting Christians as revenge for the President’s decision to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “Our message is we love Jerusalem, we’ll never abandon you under any circumstances,” Salam declared.
  • Tax Cuts: The Case for Gradualism

    12/16/2017 8:20:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 16, 2017 | Jon N. Hall
    The “Prince of Darkness,” a.k.a. Bob Novak, the late columnist, once opined that: “God put the Republican Party on earth to cut taxes. If they don't do that, they have no useful function.” Pat Buchanan, another “right-wing” columnist, took issue with Novak’s view of the GOP in “Why God Created the GOP” and opined that “to be historically precise, the GOP was not put here to cut taxes. From infancy in the 1850s, its mission was to halt the spread of slavery.” Buchanan then launched into an elegant little history of taxes under Republicans from 1865 to 2012 that, given...
  • Net neutrality dies, and the second great equalizer returns to its former glory

    12/16/2017 7:45:40 AM PST · by WWII_Historian · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2017 | Gary Gindler
    The first great equalizer – the revolver – was invented back in the nineteenth century. The U.S. federal government, in accordance with the Second Amendment to the Constitution, as expected, withdrew from having discretionary control over revolvers. As a result, the chances of bad guys versus good guys have leveled off. And in the end, the mores of the Wild West have been replaced by a law-abiding (and armed to the teeth) America. The second great equalizer – the internet – was also invented in America. The U.S. federal government, in accordance with the First Amendment to the Constitution, as...
  • The final GOP tax bill is complete. Here’s what is in it.

    12/16/2017 7:23:42 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 72 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | December 15, 2017 | Heather Long (Oh Dear! Desk)
    The final plan lowers the top tax rate for top earners. Under current law, the highest rate is 39.6 percent for married couples earning over $470,700. The GOP bill would drop that to 37 percent...A massive tax cut for corporations: Starting on Jan. 1, 2018, big businesses' tax rate would fall from 35 percent to just 21 percent...You can deduct just $10,000 in state, local and property taxes: One of the most controversial parts of the GOP tax plan is the push to greatly scale back how much state and local taxes Americans can deduct on their federal income taxes....
  • NLRB Reverses Decision Targeting Franchises

    12/16/2017 6:42:50 AM PST · by x1stcav · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/16/17 | Bill McMorris
    The nation's top labor board reversed an Obama-era decision targeting franchise businesses, but advocates and legal experts say Congress needs to take action to resolve the issue permanently. The Democrat-controlled National Labor Relations Board, which oversees union elections and workplace disputes, overturned decades of precedent in 2015 by holding parent businesses accountable for workplace violations committed by franchisees or subcontractors. The Obama board's decision roiled the business community, particularly franchise corporations, which allow small business owners to operate under a company umbrella but do not manage day-to-day workplace policies. A 3-2 Republican majority returned to the previous standard on Thursday...
  • President Trump versus The Justice Department on Medical Marijuana

    12/16/2017 6:32:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2016 | Brian Darling
    Congress is ending the year with battles over tax reform and how to fund the government into next year. Another battle being fought is over the future of medical marijuana in America.The Justice Department is working overtime to remove a restriction in current law that prevents the federal government from prosecuting medical marijuana businesses in states where it has been made legal. The problem is that if the Department of Justice is successful, it would undermine a number of promises that President Donald J. Trump made on the campaign trail.A coalition of federalist-minded conservatives and libertarians have voiced strong support...
  • NYT Op-Ed: Franken Shouldn't Have Resigned

    12/16/2017 6:22:26 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Activist Zephyr Teachout, who ran for governor in 2014 and Congress in 2016; she lost both times, is troubled by Sen. Al Franken’s (D-MN) resignation. Mind you, the Minnesota Democrat has not packed up his bags and left. He said he would resign in the near future. It was one of the most soporific and non-introspective resignation speeches—and it wasn’t just conservatives who noted this. Some journalists noted that Franken never apologized for his actions. True. He also called his accusers liars, which is also true. The man didn’t want to go, possibly because he thought his party affiliation could...
  • huma abedin took "muslim engagement" files out of state dept

    12/16/2017 6:20:41 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | December 15, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Clintons and their associates, whether it's Sandy Berger or Cheryl Mills, certainly have a gift for making paperwork disappear. Sandy Berger, Bill Clinton’s former National Security Adviser, stole classified documents about the terror failures of the Clinton administration, hid documents under a construction trailer, lied about taking them and destroyed some of them. Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond...
  • Hillary Clinton quietly, very quietly, wraps up her book tour

    12/16/2017 5:23:13 AM PST · by x1stcav · 61 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 12/16/17 | Tom Tillison
    Failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton quietly wrapped up what has proved to be a very quiet book tour on Friday. That Clinton, who’s still trying to figure out what happened in November, concluded the tour in liberal Seattle, Washington seemed only fitting.
  • 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...
  • Legalizing ‘Dreamers’ would cost $26 billion: CBO - 80,000 more people in ‘chain migration’

    12/16/2017 4:29:45 AM PST · by x1stcav · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/15/17 | Stephen Dinan
    Legalizing 2 million illegal immigrant “Dreamers” would cost the government $25.9 billion over the next decade, as those now-legal people would claim more tax, education and other benefits they haven’t been able to get before, the Congressional Budget Office said Friday. The CBO also said newly legalized Dreamers would sponsor 80,000 more immigrants to enter the country as part of “chain migration.” Immigrant-rights activists have argued that legalizing Dreamers would be a financial boon to the country, but the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation suggested otherwise, saying that while they would pay somewhat higher taxes in to the...
  • It's not a federal crime. It's just 'intrigue.'

    12/16/2017 4:29:01 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Deborah C. Tyler
    On November 3, 2017, a man entered the private property of a sitting U.S. senator uninvited. He snuck up behind and assaulted the senator with such violence that he broke six ribs and damaged the senator's lungs, leading to pneumonia and severe pain. These injuries prevented the senator from returning to Congress for a crucial debate in which he played a leadership role. If a right-wing assailant had broken the bones of Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer, sending either of them to a pain-filled hospital bed, the outcry from both sides of Congress would have been ear-shattering. The left-wing media...
  • A Curious Case of Counterintelligence – Bill Priestap…

    12/16/2017 4:21:24 AM PST · by x1stcav · 41 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 12/15/17 | Sundance
    In the past few weeks, thanks to some revealing information amid the various investigators of the DC swamp, we have been introduced to some previously unknown people. Names like FBI Agent Peter Strzok; his mistress FBI Attorney Lisa Page; their ideological comrade Asst FBI Director Andrew McCabe; along with DOJ Deputy Bruce Ohr; and his wife, Fusion-GPS contract employee Nellie Ohr. These are a few of the recent names that have hit the headlines as a result of ongoing investigations into the politicization of the FBI and DOJ. But there’s one name conspicuously absent, FBI Director of Counterintelligence, Bill Priestap.
  • FBI chief's claim on surveillance abuse doesn't fit the evidence

    12/16/2017 4:21:04 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/17 01:50 PM EST | Sharyl Attkisson
    I caught my breath when I heard FBI Director Christopher Wray testify to Congress that there’s been no abuse of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the law under which our intelligence communities electronically spy on possible terrorists and sometimes capture private communications of innocent U.S. citizens. Section 702 and related components expire Dec. 31, and Congress must decide whether to renew them. To see if I’d heard Wray correctly, I searched for a transcript of his testimony. I found that he’d delivered the same line during an Oct. 13 Heritage Foundation speech. Wray claimed, “There’s been...
  • Trump On His New ‘Presidential Helicopter Squadron’ Hat: ‘Now, no other President would do this.’

    12/16/2017 4:17:26 AM PST · by smileyface · 19 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Paula Mooney
    President Donald Trump arrived back at the White House on Friday, December 15, pointing to his new hat, which read “Presidential Helicopter Squadron.” According to the remarks released by the White House via the Office of the Press Secretary, Trump spoke in Quantico, Virginia, at the Marine Corps Air Facility to Marine Helicopter Squadron One. Although Trump didn’t speak to the press upon his return to the South Lawn, he let the words “Presidential Helicopter Squadron” on his white baseball cap speak for him. However, the words that the president spoke during his speech are what’s gaining buzz online, with...
  • Seasons’ GREATNESS: New York Fed Nowcast Hits 4.0% GDP Growth

    12/16/2017 4:07:32 AM PST · by smileyface · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | John Carney
    The Trump economic boom is picking up steam as American heads into the final weeks of the president’s first year in office. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Nowcast, which attempts to estimate economic output based on the latest releases of data, now says GDP appears to be growing at a 4% annualized rate in the fourth quarter. That is the highest level on record for the Nowcast, which was launched just two years ago. The Nowcast was revised up primarily due to positive impacts of revisions of earlier data, the New York Fed’s website said Friday. A similar...