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  • Ronald Reagan's Lesson for President Trump

    04/30/2017 11:01:07 AM PDT · by drewh · 4 replies
    Newsbsuters/Media Research Center ^ | May 1 2017 ast | Graham and Bozell
    It's something most conservatives a year ago would not have imagined: the opening act of Donald Trump’s agenda in the White House contains a real whiff of Ronald Reagan. To be sure, there's plenty the Reaganites won't like -- talk of trillion-dollar federal building campaigns, taxing business at the border, etc. -- but there's plenty to applaud as well. He’s proposing dramatic across-the-board tax cuts. That’s Reaganesque. He’s reasserting American strength and resolve in response to the dictators who rattle sabers at America. That’s Reaganesque. He’s appointing judges and Supreme Court justices that follow the Constitution instead of acting like...
  • Negotiators reach $1-trillion deal to fund govt. but provide little for Trump's priorities

    04/30/2017 10:35:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 30, 2017 | Lisa Mascaro
    Congressional negotiators reached a bipartisan deal late Sunday to fund the federal government through September, easing the threat of a shutdown but denying President Trump several key priorities — including money for his promised border wall with Mexico. The estimated $1-trillion omnibus package would provide $12.5 billion in increased military funding, about half the amount Trump requested from Congress. Another $2.5 billion for defense is available if the administration submits a counter-terrorism strategy to fight Islamic State. But the final deal failed to include the big cuts to domestic non-defense accounts that Trump was seeking, and thus emerged as something...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump to stick with conservative list for next Supreme Court pick

    04/30/2017 7:19:34 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Steven Dinan
    President Trump will stick with the same list of potential nominees for the next Supreme Court vacancy, he told The Washington Times in an exclusive interview in which he also waved aside the lack of a honeymoon from Capitol Hill, saying Republicans are “going to get there” and Democrats are still smarting over losing an election they thought they couldn’t lose. .. He also said he expects the near-universal opposition to his agenda from congressional Democrats to wane. “I notice it calming down,” he said. Reflecting on his first weeks, the businessman turned statesman took pride in having upended traditional...
  • TRUMP Trolls CBS Host John Dickerson: “I Love Your Show… I Call It Deface the Nation”

    04/30/2017 9:03:14 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 30, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    ..During the discussion President Trump told John Dickerson trolled host John Dickerson on “fake news.” Via Breitbart: President Trump: I think we’re doing great on trade deals. It’s set. And I think we’re doing well. I mean, our country is being out-traded at every single point. We’re losing tremendous amounts of money on trade. And I think actually, I’ve been very consistent. You know, it’s very funny when the fake media goes out, you know, which we call the mainstream media which sometimes, I must say, is you. John Dickerson: You mean me personally or? President Trump: Well, your show....
  • The Unfortunate Phenomenon of Black Political Groupthink

    04/30/2017 3:29:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American ^ | April 30, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    My black brother called me from Baltimore feeling frustrated and alone. He is surrounded by blacks, including his own household, who believe everything they are told by fake news media. No amount of data, logic, or truth seems to penetrate their wall of brain-dead loyalty to the Democrat party and worship of Obama. My brother said that even at his all-black church every sermon includes digs against Trump. In his black circles, spouting the truth about Obama is not tolerated. They angrily reject data confirming that blacks moved backwards culturally and economically after eight years of Obama. As a strong...
  • The moment Hillary Clinton was forced to give up her dream (Feel-good story of the day)

    04/30/2017 8:21:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 30, 2017 | Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
    Every detail was designed to mark Hillary Clinton’s moment in history — from the glass ceiling at Manhattan’s Javits Center, where her supporters were gathered, to her and hubby Bill’s suite at The Peninsula hotel, selected so she could personally see Trump Tower, home to the foe she was set to crush. Then came the voter returns. In this exclusive excerpt from their fascinating new book “Shattered,’’ political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes take readers inside Hillary Clinton’s world on the night that changed her life — and the nation — forever. Hillary’s communications team decamped to the Javits...
  • Eyeing North Korea, Donald Trump holds on to bargaining chip with China

    04/30/2017 7:34:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    SCMP ^ | 30 April, 2017
    Eyeing North Korea, Donald Trump holds on to bargaining chip with China US president marks 100 days in office with rally, saying now is not the time to brand Beijing a currency manipulator as they deal with North Korea US President Donald Trump is holding on to his threat to label China as a currency manipulator as a bargaining chip to deal with North Korea, analysts say, even though Beijing may not play ball. Going back to his core support base in a campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania to mark his first 100 days in the White House, Trump said now...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump and Obama haven’t spoken since Inauguration Day

    04/30/2017 7:26:02 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/30/2017 | Steven Dinan
    Former President Barack Obama and President Trump have not spoken once since the inauguration in January, Mr. Trump confirmed to The Washington Times, adding it’s “too bad” they haven’t been in communication, but he is not surprised given their history. Mr. Trump also brushed aside Mr. Obama’s recent public attacks on him, acknowledging his own barbs aimed at the man whose legacy he upended with his stunning election victory in November. “I wouldn’t say I’ve been exactly great to him either,” Mr. Trump said by way of explanation. {..snip..}
  • New York Times Head Says Trump’s Attacks On Media 'Dangerous' And 'Bad For The Country'

    04/30/2017 7:04:09 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4-30-2017 | Harrison Jacobs
    New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet on Sunday called President Donald Trump's attacks on the New York Times and other media outlets "dangerous." Baquet appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with host Brian Stelter to respond to criticisms Trump made at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. At the rally, Trump said The New York Times was full of "incompetent, dishonest people, who after an election had to apologize because ... they covered it so badly that they felt they were forced to apologize because their predictions were so bad." Baquet refuted the assertion on Sunday, calling Trump's claim...
  • McCain: Trump should consider preemptive strike on North Korea as last option

    04/30/2017 6:32:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    i24 News ^ | May 1, 2017 | Agence France-Presse and Staff
    Sen John McCain said Sunday that the Trump Administration should consider a preemptive strike on North Korea but should only see it as a last resort. "I think that we have to consider that option as the very last option," the Arizona Republican told CNN on Sunday. McCain asserted that he doesn’t think the president is currently considering a strike on North Korea but that recent rising tension between the two countries could be a Cuban Missile Crisis in slow motion. The senator said that the Chinese could have a key role and “put the breaks on this” but says...
  • President gets last laugh for stiffing soiree

    04/30/2017 6:19:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | April 30, 2017 | Adriana Cohen
    When given the choice between attending the White House Correspondents dinner — a swampy D.C. event brimming with uber-rich, out-of-touch media elites — or headlining a rally jam-packed with the kind of real working-class Americans who elected him to the White House, our new president chose the latter. President Trump’s bold decision proved once again that he’s not just a brilliant businessman — he also has excellent political instincts. Why should the president attend a high-profile media event aimed at giving gravitas and ratings to a hyper-partisan industry that has covered his campaign, transition and first 100 days with an...
  • Trump to CBS’s Dickerson: ‘I Love Your Show — I Call It Deface the Nation’

    04/30/2017 4:11:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 30, 2017 | Pam Key
    Partial transcript as follows: TRUMP: Well, it’s a tough job. But I’ve had a lot of tough jobs. I’ve had things that were tougher, although I’ll let you know that better at the end of eight years. Perhaps eight years. Hopefully, eight years. But I’ll let you know later on. I think we’ve done very well with foreign policy. I think we’ve done very, very well with relationships with other leaders. I think we’re doing great on trade deals. It’s set. And I think we’re doing well. I mean, our country is being out-traded at every single point. We’re losing...
  • Amid immigration setbacks, one Trump strategy seems to be working: Fear

    04/30/2017 5:42:09 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2017
    In many ways, President Trump’s attempts to implement his hard-line immigration policies have not gone very well in his first three months. His travel ban aimed at some Muslim-majority countries has been blocked by the courts, his U.S.-Mexico border wall has gone nowhere in Congress, and he has retreated, at least for now, on his vow to target illegal immigrants brought here as children. But one strategy that seems to be working well is fear. The number of migrants, legal and illegal, crossing into the United States has dropped markedly since Trump took office, while recent declines in the number...
  • Will Steve Bannon take over Heritage after Jim DeMint leaves? Mike Needham won't say

    04/30/2017 4:52:05 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 30 Apr 2017 | Philip Wegmann |
    Will blistering populist Steve Bannon replace fiery conservative Sen. Jim DeMint as the next president of the Heritage Foundation? Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham won't say. Asked by Chris Wallace whether Heritage would be Bannon's "safety net as he's forced out of the White House," Needham demurred on "Fox News Sunday." "I can tell you," Needham replied, "there's a lot of speculation in the room and in the media that never misses a chance to divide and attack conservatives." With that non-answer, speculation over the fate of Heritage Foundation will no doubt reach a new fever pitch. News of DeMint's...
  • Rich States Growl At Trump Tax Plan

    The Trump Administration’s stated intention to eliminate the state and local tax deduction (SALT) is likely to meet major opposition from big blue states’ Congressional delegations. The New York Times reports: To some, it is a tax on blue-state liberalism. To others, President Trump’s plan to end the federal deduction for state and local taxes would eliminate a costly perk for the wealthy. But to many taxpayers, the deduction is a cherished break that can save them thousands of dollars in double taxation. Mr. Trump and House Republicans, riding a wave of conservative and populist sentiment, are pushing to end...
  • Trump confers with Asia allies on North Korea nuclear threat

    04/30/2017 4:17:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Brainerd Dispatch ^ | April 30, 2017 | Reuters
    U.S. President Donald Trump is stepping up outreach to allies in Asia to discuss the North Korean nuclear threat and make sure all are "on the same page" if action was needed, a top White House official said on Sunday. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Trump would speak to the leaders of Singapore and Thailand on Sunday, after North Korea test-launched another missile that Washington and Seoul said was unsuccessful but which drew widespread international condemnation. The telephone calls follow Trump's conversation on Saturday night with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. A week ago, Trump spoke with the...
  • WHCD Host Hasan Minhaj Blasts ‘Liar-in-Chief’ Trump: ‘The Orange Man Behind the Muslim Ban’

    04/30/2017 9:18:28 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 29, 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Comedian Hasan Minhaj slammed President Donald Trump and members of his administration Saturday night during the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner (WHCA) in Washington, D.C. The Daily Show correspondent called Trump the “liar-in-chief,” ripped the president’s immigration policy, and fired off several personal insults at Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “Welcome to the series finale of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” Minhaj’s politically-charged monologue began. “The leader of our country is not here. And that’s because he lives in Moscow,” Minhaj said to applause from the crowd of celebrities, politicians, and journalists, many of them from...
  • Co-chair of women’s march on Washington Linda Sarsour talks resisting the age of Trump

    04/30/2017 10:04:11 AM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 4/28/17 | Buyinza
    She recalled the day she visited the Holocaust Museum and read a sign on the early warning signs of fascism, which included: corporate partners protected sexism, nationalism and fraud elections. Sarsour related this to the recent actions taken by the Trump administration such as the travel ban and defunding of the EPA and arts, saying that we may in fact have fascism in the White House already. “I think if anyone knows what fascism is, I’ll take it from those who are the survivors of the Holocaust and those who have documented one of the darkest moments of history,” she...
  • Pope: Trump escalating conflict with North Korea

    04/30/2017 3:34:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 30, 2017 | John Siciliano
    Pope Francis said the U.S. is unnecessarily escalating a confrontation with North Korea, saying "things have gotten too hot." If a war were to break out, it could have catastrophic consequences leading to the destruction of "a good part of humanity and culture," the pope said this weekend while departing Egypt for Rome. "We are talking about the future of humanity. Today, a widespread war would destroy — I would not say half of humanity — but a good part of humanity, and of culture, everything, everything," he said. "It would be terrible. I don't think that humanity today would...
  • Trump did not clear Duterte invitation with State Department: report

    04/30/2017 2:32:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 30, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    President Trump invited controversial President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines to the White House without consulting the State Department, according to a new report from the New York Times. The Times reported Sunday that both the National Security Council and the State Department were caught off guard by the announcement, which set off criticism from human rights groups. “By essentially endorsing Duterte’s murderous war on drugs, Trump is now morally complicit in future killings,” John Sifton of Human Rights Watch told the Times. Trump and Duterte spoke by phone Saturday, when Trump invited the leader to the White House "to...