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  • Mitch McConnell’s blank check to the Left

    02/08/2018 1:02:25 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 29 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Feb 8, 2018 | Daniel Horowitz
    Not only did Mitch McConnell just give Schumer everything he wanted on budget and health care, he ensured that for the remainder of the year, Democrats can get everything they want and conservatives will not pass a single priority. Not one. snip McConnell is planning to introduce debate in the Senate on immigration next week by putting forth a blank bill with nothing in it. He will then allow anyone to offer amendments, and, in his words, “whoever gets to 60 wins.” snip The GOP platform has become a free-for-all. The only ones who don’t get blank checks are conservatives....
  • Charlie Daniels: America Is in the Middle of a Full-Blown Constitutional Crisis

    02/08/2018 10:19:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 8, 2018 | Charlie Daniels
    Charlie Daniels It’s been over a year since the election that totally amazed America. To those who voted for Donald Trump it was a refreshing miracle, as the “rust belt,” the much-maligned coal miners, those who were tired of watching ISIS grow stronger, those who hated the fact that America had a president who refused to even identify our sworn blood enemy by its proper name, had finally had their voices heard. The fruits of their votes are reaching fruition as the economy sizzles, their burdensome taxes have been modified, their 401Ks are prospering, new jobs and old companies...
  • A GOP House, a GOP Senate, and a GOP President cannot cut a penny in spending

    02/08/2018 10:05:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2018 | Ed Straker
    The budget agreement reached by the Republican House and Republican Senate would increase spending over $500 billion over the next two years. It does not appear to cut a penny from domestic spending; in fact, along with military increases, it increases domestic spending by hundreds of billions of dollars. Basically, what happened is that the Democrats held military spending hostage so that they not only protected all their favorite spending programs but got huge increases for them. According to outlines of the budget plan circulated by congressional aides, existing spending caps would be raised by a combined $296 billion through...
  • Concealed Permit Holder Pulls Gun, Stops Attack on Police Officer

    02/08/2018 9:49:03 AM PST · by upchuck · 19 replies
    Breibart ^ | Feb 4, 2018 | AWR Hawkins`
    A concealed carry permit holder in Springville, Utah, pulled his gun Friday and intervened to stop an attack against a police officer. Fox 13 reports that incident occurred around 2 p.m., after an unidentified officer spotted Paul Douglas Anderson in a Tabatha’s Way donation bin. The officer ordered Anderson to get out and he allegedly exited the bin but refused to take his hands out of his pockets. When Anderson finally removed his hands, he allegedly did so in order to punch the officer in the face. Thereafter he allegedly punched the officer again and again. Concealed carry permit holder...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,February 8,2018

    02/08/2018 9:00:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 8, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGAWillThereBeAMilitaryParadeInD.CThisJuly4th2018?DITTOS!
  • Dr. Mark Geier Wins Lawsuit Against Maryland Board of Physicians

    02/08/2018 8:37:28 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 17 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | 02/08/18 | Brian Shilhavy
    A Maryland Circuit Court judge has ruled that the Maryland Board of Physicians, which stripped Dr. Mark Geier of his license to practice medicine back in 2011, acted illegally by humiliating Dr. Geier and his family publicly after they removed his medical license. ...the members of the Maryland Board of Physicians, between $10,000 and $200,000 apiece, depending on their net worth.
  • 'Pillar of the community' deported from US after 39 years to a land he barely knows

    02/08/2018 8:14:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | February 8, 2018 | By Jomana Karadsheh and Kareem Khadder
    Amman, Jordan - With nothing but the clothes on his back and less than $300 in his pocket, Amer Adi was put on a plane and deported to Jordan, the country he left 39 years ago to pursue his American dream. His 94-year-old mother sat in a wheelchair at the arrivals gate, overcome with emotion as she waited for Adi. She hadn't seen him in 20 years. As he walked out, his siblings, nephews and nieces broke out in cheers. But they were soon in tears. Adi fell to his knees, a broken man in his mother's arms. "I have...
  • It Can Happen Here

    02/08/2018 7:54:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | February 8, 2018 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    We remain embroiled in a debate over the nature and extent of our own government's spying on us. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which was enacted in 1978 as a response to the unlawful government spying of the Watergate era, was a lawful means for the government to engage in foreign surveillance on U.S. soil, but it has morphed into unchecked government spying on ordinary Americans. The journey that domestic spying has taken in 40 years has been one long steady march of massive increase in size and scope. The federal government now employs more than 60,000 people to spy...
  • Climate Change Isn’t Just About the Planet

    02/08/2018 7:23:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    The Nation ^ | February 8, 2018 | By Leehi Yona
    ... Climate change isn’t just about the planet. It’s about justice: racial, social, socioeconomic, reproductive, and environmental. It’s about immigration reform, LGBTQIA+ rights, and religious freedom. I know this interconnectedness, and fervently believed in it when I wrote my initial essay submission last year. However, in this moment, I find myself unable to think of climate change on its own. When Trump’s policy is climate destruction, it doesn’t take place in silos. If anything has changed in my mind since last year, it is that my connection to so many struggles for social justice are even more strongly at the...
  • Cincinnati and Hamilton Co. see global warming as a real thing -- and are doing something about it

    02/08/2018 7:06:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    WKRP ^ | February 8, 2018 | by Kevin Eigelbach
    CINCINNATI -- In national news, there hasn't been much lately for those concerned about the environment to cheer about. The Trump administration appears determined to roll back regulations on coal-fired power plants, offshore oil drilling and coal mining. Locally, however, the city of Cincinnati and Hamilton County government are treating global warming as a real thing -- a thing they can do something about. With input from Hamilton County government, Cincinnati is updating the Green Cincinnati Plan, a set of recommendations for addressing global climate change and for powering the city with 100 percent renewable energy. The city is paying...
  • ‘Hungary First’: Orbán Vows to ‘Fight Those Who Want to Change the Christian Identity of Europe’

    02/08/2018 6:36:23 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/8/2018
    Viktor Orbán has vowed to put “Hungary first” and fight those within the European Union who “want to change the Christian identity of Europe”. Echoing U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s “America First” rallying cry, conservative Prime Minister Orbán has hit out at Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel who said that Central European countries would be forced to accept migrants in terms described by Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party as “extortion”. “The presidency of Fidesz has discussed yesterday the announcement of the Belgian Prime Minister, that they will – if necessary with force – obligate Central European countries, including Hungary, to accept...
  • Nancy Pelosi Thanks Illegal Aliens for Breaking the Law to Bring ‘Dreamers’ to USA

    02/08/2018 6:12:43 AM PST · by Cheerio · 32 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 7 Feb 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke for more than eight hours on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, using her prerogative as a party leader to mount a filibuster to draw attention to the cause of illegal aliens. The House, unlike the Senate, does not actually have a filibuster rule that allows members to speak as long as they want. Only the Speaker of the House and the party leaders can hold the floor indefinitely. Pelosi said she was taking a stand to draw attention to the plight of the so-called “Dreamers,” who are illegal aliens...
  • Scarborough: Government Should Force Facebook to Report Republican “Lies”

    02/08/2018 5:10:01 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough wants a “regulation” to be adopted that would force Facebook to inform readers of “lies” contained in Republican Facebook posts. Said Scarborough on today's Morning Joe: “As we’re talking about how 55% of Americans get their news from Facebook, and we talk about regulations that need to be put in place, there should be a threshold where they have to send out a blast to every Facebook subscriber that got these false stories [from Republicans] that the story they got was a lie.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Right revolts on budget deal

    02/08/2018 5:03:50 AM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 FEb 2018 | Scott Wong and Melanie Zanona
    House conservatives on Wednesday revolted against a massive bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling and bust spending caps, complaining that the GOP could no longer lay claim to being the party of fiscal responsibility. “I’m not only a ‘no.’ I’m a ‘hell no,’ ” quipped Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), one of many members of the Tea Party-aligned Freedom Caucus who left a closed-door meeting of Republicans saying they would vote against the deal. It’s a “Christmas tree on steroids,” lamented one of the Freedom Caucus leaders, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.). “This spending proposal is disgusting and reckless — the...
  • The Nunes Memo and the Death of American Journalism

    02/07/2018 10:10:56 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 10 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | Feb. 6, 2018 | Robert W. Merry
    Charlie Savage is a clever guy. The New York Times reporter managed to get a full-fledged editorial into the news section of his paper when the controversial Nunes memo was released on Friday. He did it through a journalistic device that is likely to be more widely used in the future as standards of objectivity and fairness continue to wither: an “annotated” version of the original document. Savage clearly isn’t shocked. But he shouldn’t be, at least not outwardly—not in his reporting on the document. His job is to be dispassionate. On the other hand, neither should he reveal his...
  • California says will block crude oil from Trump offshore drilling plan

    02/07/2018 5:20:35 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 85 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 7, 2018 | Sharon Bernstein
    California will block the transportation through its state of petroleum from new offshore oil rigs, officials told Reuters on Wednesday, a move meant to hobble the Trump administration’s effort to vastly expand drilling in U.S. federal waters.
  • Baker Can Refuse to Make Cakes for Same-Sex Weddings, Judge Says

    02/07/2018 1:21:24 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | 2/7/18 | Alberto Luperon
    A religious baker recently won in court over a same-sex couple’s wedding cake. No, this isn’t the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, but in a similar lawsuit, lesbian couple Eileen and Mireya Rodriguez-Del Rio said bakery owner Cathy Miller refused to make their order. Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe ruled Monday that Miller can continue to refuse service, pending the results of their upcoming trial. The complaint stemmed from the state’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. Lampe said Miller’s First Amendment rights trumped the California law. In denying the couple’s motion for a preliminary...
  • Judge rules bakery owner can refuse to make wedding cake for same-sex couples

    02/07/2018 1:14:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 7, 2018
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A California bakery owner can continue to refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples because it violates her Christian beliefs, a judge ruled. The decision came after a lawyer for Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield argued that owner Cathy Miller's right to free speech and free expression of religion trumps the argument that she violated a state anti-discrimination law. Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe agreed but said Monday his ruling was tied closely to the fact that Miller was being asked to make a cake for an event and that the act of creating it...
  • Nancy Pelosi launches House filibuster to demand vote on Dreamers

    02/07/2018 11:30:47 AM PST · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 7, 2018 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., launched a filibuster of sorts in the House on Wednesday, by taking the floor to talk about the need to pass legislation to protect the Dreamers. The House was set to start debating the Mortgage Choice Act, but Pelosi took the floor shortly after 10 a.m., and said she wanted to talk at length about immigration. A filibuster is an action lawmakers can take in the Senate, not in the House. However, both Pelosi and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., are both permitted to talk at length on the floor because of their leadership...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,February 7,2018

    02/07/2018 9:08:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 7, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGARushDoesHumpDayDITTOS!