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Thomas Massie’s Olive Branch Rejected By Brazenly Pro-Terror Leftists

Sen. Rand Paul’s wife, Kelley, is currently waging a press campaign to stop the extremism of the Democratic Party that threatens the foundation of our Republic. She attempted to plead with Sen. Cory Booker (R-NJ), the angry thuggish Senator from Newark who urged his minions to harass and terrorize his political opposition, to call the dogs off. Her open letter to Booker reads, in part, as follows: Earlier this week, Rand was besieged in the airport by activists “getting up in his face,” as you, Senator Booker, encouraged them to do a few months ago. Preventing someone from moving forward,… Keep Reading

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McCain Booed At Turning Point Event After Being Called Out By Rand Paul

Neoconservative Senator John McCain (R-AZ), a nemesis of President Donald Trump, received boos at Turning Point USA’s High School Leadership Summit when his name was mentioned by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as an individual who derailed Trump’s Obamacare repeal efforts. “The reason we didn’t repeal is because we have six or seven Republican senators who got cold feet,” Paul stated. “Let’s just say, John McCain, and a few others.” McCain’s mention immediately received boos from the strongly pro-Trump audience. McCain’s decision last year to abandon his campaign promises and vote against every one of the Trump administration’s repeal bills prominently… Keep Reading

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State Department Shakeup Puts Refugee Resettlement Program At Risk

Today’s big announcement from the Trump administration was a shake-up in the state department. Former CIA director Mike Pompeo replaced Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, but a smaller change in the state department may have broader ramifications for the refugee resettlement program. Andrew Veprek was recently appointed to be Deputy Asst. Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM). He was formerly an aide of Stephen Miller, an immigration hawk who has been demonized relentlessly by the mainstream media, and is expected to continue Miller’s agenda at his new post. He will likely take aim at the refugee… Keep Reading

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T-Rex Goes Extinct: Tillerson Out At State Department

President Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday that he dumped his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!,” Trump wrote on Twitter moments before he was to depart the White House for a visit to California. Trump stated he didn’t consult Tillerson, who was visiting US allies in Africa, prior to… Keep Reading

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Can Populism Be The Savior Of Conservatism?

Raucous cheers of “USA, USA, USA,” flowed through the crowds at President Donald Trump’s Saturday-night rally to support Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. The speech was quintessentially populist, or rather, “Trumpian,” free flowing, direct, braggadocious, and sometimes quite humorous. Trump then took time to critique a recent piece by Peggy Noonan which ridiculed his demeanor and deemed it as not “presidential.” Trump mocked Noonan’s concept of what it means to be presidential. The enthralled crowd chuckled as Trump imitated a stiff, tight-lipped, rank-and-file politician.  Noonan, Trump added, “is writing like I’m some kind of Neanderthal.” Keep Reading

Economics/Politics

Metal-import Taxes Will Make America Rusty Again

President Trump deserves applause for boosting the prospects for this county’s forgotten manufacturing workers, notably in steel and aluminum. Democrats lately have neglected these Americans. Hillary Clinton barely campaigned among them in Michigan in fall 2016, and she thoroughly ignored them in Wisconsin. Alas, Trump is doing this all wrong. He likely will hurt the very middle class that he has championed since his escalator ride onto the political stage. Trump aims to protect U.S. metal makers with new taxes of 25 percent on foreign steel and 10 percent on overseas aluminum. “Tariffs” is just a jumped-up word for taxes on… Keep Reading

Economics/World

Trade Wars: Two Sides To Every Story

The purpose of this article is to objectively examine trade policy and its impact on the economy. While there will be discussion of government policy, our review is not negatively nor positively inclined towards any particular administration. During the presidential campaign trail, then Candidate Trump stated that he’d renegotiate trade deals to stop other countries from ripping America off. Following the election, for the first year of his presidency, it appeared there wouldn’t be any trade wars as promised. This belief existed because Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping last May in which he negotiated a deal to open… Keep Reading

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Trump: Tariff Reductions In Exchange For NAFTA Rework

President Trump warned Canada and Mexico that tariffs on metal such as steel and aluminum will only “come off” if the nations reach a deal on a new trade agreement with the United States. “We have large trade deficits with Mexico and Canada. NAFTA, which is under renegotiation right now, has been a bad deal for U.S.A. Massive relocation of companies & jobs. Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum will only come off if new & fair NAFTA agreement is signed,” he tweeted on Monday. Trump abruptly announced last week that he seeks to impose tariffs of 25% on imported steel and… Keep Reading

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Rep. Thomas Massie Opposes Trump’s ‘Draconian’ Gun Control Proposal

President Donald Trump has indicated that he will pursue gun control measures following the massacre in Parkland, FL, but one of his top supporters in Congress has a much different idea for reform. He has filed the “SAFER Voter Act” to empower more law-abiding citizens to be able to carry firearms. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced the SAFER Voter Act (H.R. 5112) to end a federal prohibition on adults aged 18 to 20 that is stopping them from being able to buy handguns from Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders. Massie thinks that the 2nd Amendment should not be up for… Keep Reading

Economics/Politics

Slam The Brakes On Proposed Gas-tax Hike

Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Republicans are on a roll. So, why is President Donald Trump praising a gas-tax hike to finance his infrastructure plan? Despite House Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi’s complaints that the GOP tax-rate reductions are “Armageddon, “crumbs,” and — as of Tuesday — “unpatriotic,” Americans are growing fond of tax reform. Tax-relief promises helped boost GDP growth from 2016’s 1.5 percent (under Obama) to 2017’s 2.3 percent (under Trump). Unemployment is just 4.1 percent. And some 3.8 million Americans at 377 companies are enjoying bonuses, higher wages, lower power bills, and other post-tax-cut benefits. Survey Monkey has watched the tax cut’s popularity… Keep Reading

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Assault Weapons: America’s Final Barrier To Tyranny

In what has become a grim routine, some sickeningly look to capitalize on the mass outpouring of anger and grief following mass shootings to push a political agenda – namely, the implementation of so-called “common-sense” gun control. Debates on the issue, much like the recent town-hall discussion hosted by CNN, regularly devolve into kangaroo courts where those who oppose “common-sense” reforms are interrogated, bullied, and demonized. “If you’re not with us, you’re with the child murderers,” is their slogan of choice. Keep Reading

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Rep. Devin Nunes Reacts To New Democrat Memo At CPAC

Rep. Devin Nunes took the stage today at the Conservative Political Action Conference to discuss the new memo released by Rep. Adam Schiff this afternoon. The new memo is intended to attack Nunes’ work in exposing surveillance of President Donald Trump with phony intelligence. Nunes claimed that he wanted the Schiff memo to be released to the public, and says that none of the information in the new memo contradicts anything documented in his memo. He says he has nothing to fear and is only working for basic transparency. “To have a secret court that gets abused like this is… Keep Reading

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White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney Touts Trump’s Deregulatory Agenda At CPAC

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday. He described the economic deregulation being enacted the Trump administration and the sea change taking place in Washington D.C. “The optimism among American business has never been higher,” Mulvaney said. He claimed that the amount of economic progress made by the Trump administration so quickly has been astounding. Two of Mulvaney’s main deregulatory focuses are overturning EPA water-use regulations and clean energy regulations that are restricting economic growth. His Office of Management and Budget is figuring out the best way to dismantle those regulations right… Keep Reading

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Nigel Farage At CPAC: Supporting Trump Was “Best Decision I Have Ever Made”

Nigel Farage joined the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday afternoon to address the event in a speech. This was his third CPAC, and he praised the event organizers for having him yet again. Farage frequently stressed during his speech that the good things in life take time and are worth fighting for. It took Farage almost three decades to rally people in the United Kingdom against the European Union and orchestrate the successful Brexit vote. “In 2016 with the Brexit vote and with the election of Donald Trump, we stopped the establishment! We did!” Farage said. Farage praised Trump… Keep Reading

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Siemens And The Financial Sector Defend Trump’s Tax Cuts

Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser believes that President Trump’s tax overhaul could bring positive changes to the country, particularly for the job sector. Kaeser asserts that more jobs will be created from the tax cuts due to companies having more money to spend on innovation and expansion. “That’s why I’ve been congratulating the American president for his tax reform,” Kaeser said. “I didn’t congratulate him for his first year in office or anything else but that I believe was a job well done.” Kaeser believes that there’s nothing wrong with President Trump’s tax cuts because even the average American can benefit… Keep Reading

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Trump On Oprah: She’s Very Insecure; Would Love To Run Against Her

President Trump slammed TV legend Oprah Winfrey on Sunday evening as “insecure,” saying he hopes for the chance to “defeat” the billionaire businesswoman at the ballot box. “Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes,” President Trump tweeted late Sunday. “The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect. Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!” Keep Reading

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Trump Slams Globalist McMaster’s Claims On Election Results Being Decided By Russians

President Donald Trump is fighting back against a disloyal top aide once again— this time national security adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster. McMaster told an international audience that the proof of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election is beyond dispute. Trump tweeted late Saturday that McMaster ignored many details. “General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems. Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company!” Trump was continuing his efforts… Keep Reading

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Pence: School Safety Will Be Trump’s Top Priority

President Trump will make security within the nation’s schools a “top administration priority,” Vice President Pence stated Saturday in a speech in Dallas. The vice president didn’t go into specifics at the event held by the America First Policies group, which supports Trump’s agenda. But he stated the president — who has said psychological issues are the explanation for why deranged teen Nikolas Cruz used an AR-15 assault rifle to slaughter 17 individuals at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. — will make the push “in just a few short weeks” when he meets with the nation’s governors, the Dallas Morning News reported. Keep Reading

Economics/Politics

GOP Spending Bonanza Screams For Budget Reforms

There’s plenty to hate about last week’s GOP surrender on the federal budget. According to Citizens Against Government Waste, this nearly $300 billion extravaganza is “a 14 percent annual spending increase over current levels.” This exceeds 2017’s 2.1 percent inflation rate nearly seven-fold. Even worse, this spend-o-rama avoids structural reforms to limit, or even reverse, the damage from this midnight raid on the Treasury. Among the items that Congress should have included: Keep Reading

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Trump Phenomenon Spreads: Nationalist Candidate Leads In 2018 Costa Rican Election

Fabricio Alvarado, a socially conservative nationalist, has won the first round of the Costa Rican presidential election with 25% of the vote, according to provisional results. He narrowly beat progressive candidate Carlos Alvarado, who won 22% of the vote. Carlos Alvarado and Fabricio Alvarado are now set to go on to the second round, which will take place on April 1. Centrist candidates Antonio Alvarez, Rudolfo Piza, and Juan Diego Castro, who came in third, fourth, and fifth place respectively, were eliminated, as was rival conservative candidate Rodolfo Hernández, who came in sixth place. It is expected that much of… Keep Reading

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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan: Privatize The Airports!

President Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure plan requires selling off federal government interests in the two main Washington, DC, area airports. Ronald Reagan Washington National and Dulles International airports have been targeted for potential divestiture under the plan released Monday. “The Federal Government owns and operates certain infrastructure that would be more appropriately owned by State, local, or private entities,” the plan says. Also targeted for potential sale are two main DC car thoroughfares, the George Washington Memorial Parkway and Baltimore-Washington Parkway, as well as the Washington Aqueduct, which provides the general public water supply to the district. Beyond Washington, Trump is… Keep Reading

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Vanessa Trump Hospitalized After Leftist White Powder Attack

Donald Trump Jr.’s spouse was rushed to a Manhattan hospital Monday when she opened an envelope addressed to her husband that had a mysterious white powder inside — which turned out to be cornstarch, law enforcement sources informed The New York Post. Vanessa Trump opened the envelope — postmarked from Boston — at 10 a.m. on the East 54th Street residence of her mom, Bonnie Haydon, in the posh Sutton Place neighborhood, the sources stated. She called 911 before she was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital as a precaution, alongside with her mom and a third individual whose identification was… Keep Reading

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Mulvaney: Border Wall Funding Will Be In Budget

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney on Sunday mentioned the Trump administration will roll out a budget on Monday that will include funds to construct the president’s long-promised wall alongside the Mexican border. He mentioned the plan would come with $3 billion for the barrier and a contingency for $25 billion over two years if Congress approves laws to defend “Dreamers,” immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents, from deportation. “What I’m saying in a very confusing way is that we are assuming in our 2018 proposal that a DACA deal is done and that the border… Keep Reading

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Trumponomics: President Considers Plan To Privatize The International Space Station

Trump’s latest real estate venture – space.  The Trump administration is proposing ending federal financing of the International Space Station to permit private business to take over funding the orbiting laboratory, according to the Washington Post.       After a transition period, the federal government would cease direct financing after 2024, the newspaper stated, citing NASA documents. “The decision to end direct federal support for the ISS in 2025 does not imply that the platform itself will be deorbited at that time — it is possible that industry could continue to operate certain elements or capabilities of the ISS as part of… Keep Reading

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DOJ And FBI Subjected Trump To Watergate Without The Break-in

Two recently declassified documents offer chilling details on how deeply Department of Justice and FBI leaders intervened in the 2016 election, to advance Hillary Clinton and stymie Donald J. Trump. GOP senators Charles Grassley of Iowa and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina penned a,January 4 criminal referral against former British spy Christopher Steele. A January 18 memo by House Intelligence Committee Republicans outlines DOJ and FBI abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). These records confirm actions by Trump haters atop DOJ and FBI to assure Hillary’s election and foil Trump’s nascent government by deceiving federal judges (in another branch of government) and manipulating America’s… Keep Reading

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Trump: Make Military Parades Great Again!

President Trump wants to celebrate the troops with an enormous, beautiful military parade through Washington D.C. The Pentagon and White House officials are in discussions to carry out a grand event this year that includes soldiers marching and tanks rolling down the streets of the nation’s capital to spotlight America’s armed forces, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.       The commander-in-chief has been pushing for an American military parade after being wowed at France’s Bastille Day celebration last summer in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron. Keep Reading

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Trump Attacks ‘Little Schiff’: “One Of The Biggest Liars And Leakers In Washington”

President Trump continued lashing out at critics of a controversial memo that aimed to shoot holes in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, mocking the highest Democrat on a House committee as “Little Adam Schiff” and calling him certainly one of Washington’s “biggest liars and leakers.” “Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper! Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped! ” Trump wrote on Twitter. He was mentioning former top intelligence community officials… Keep Reading

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FISA Memo Shock! Illegal Warrants, Egregious Political Bias, And Coverup At The FBI

House Republicans charge that the FBI used info from a file on Russia’s supposed links to President Trump to obtain a warrant to spy on a former Trump aide without disclosing that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC paid for it. “The ‘dossier’ compiled by Christopher Steele on behalf of the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign formed an essential part of the Carter Page FISA application,” the memo read, referring to the British ex-spy and the former aide. But although the feds used damaging info from the file, they never disclosed that funding source, the memo states, and so… Keep Reading

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Trump Planning To Release FBI FISA Memo To The Public

President Trump on Friday will “probably” give Congress the OK to release a memo that accuses the feds of illegally spying on one of his ex-advisers, a senior administration official stated Thursday.       The official stated the choice was made after the president and White House officials examined the memo over the previous few days to ensure that “it doesn’t give away too much in terms of classification,” referring to classified materials. “The president is OK with it,” the official stated. “I doubt there will be any redactions. It’s in Congress’ hands after that.” Keep Reading

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How President Trump Can Build Infrastructure The Right Way

In a stellar State of the Union, President Trump was firmly in control Tuesday evening as he addressed leaders in all three branches of government. Trump offered specific ideas on immigration, national security, and — for terminally ill patients — an urgent “Right to Try” experimental, possibly life-saving drugs. He also invited Democrats to collaborate with him on multiple issues. But Trump’s scowling resistance was virtually paralyzed. The Party of No refused to stand and cheer even the fact that black unemployment is at record lows. This reveals just how little liberal Democrats really care about black Americans. Keep Reading

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Democrats Throw Temper Tantrum At Trump’s Calls To End Chain Migration

President Trump illicited boos from Democrats when discussing his proposal to limit immigration during Tuesday evening’s State of the Union. “The fourth and final pillar protects the nuclear family by ending chain migration — under the current broken system, a single immigrant can bring in virtually unlimited numbers of distant relatives,” Trump claimed. “Under our plan, we focus on the immediate family by limiting sponsor-ships to spouses and minor children.” Keep Reading

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Trump On Theresa May: She Is Weak On Brexit…Very Weak!

U.S. President Donald Trump says he would take a “tougher” angle towards Brexit negotiations than the strategy now being utilized by British Prime Minister Theresa May. Britain is getting ready to depart European Union in March 2019. The complicated negotiations have moved slowly and May’s Cabinet appears divided over how best to separate Britain from the 28-nation bloc. In an ITV interview to be broadcast Sunday evening, Trump says “would it be the way I negotiate? No, I wouldn’t negotiate it the way it’s (being) negotiated… I would have had a different attitude.” He didn’t elaborate. Keep Reading

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Trump Defiant: Release The FISA Memo!

President Trump is making a behind-the-scenes push to release a classified House Intelligence Committee memo – regardless of Justice Department warnings that doing so could be “extraordinarily reckless.” Trump’s interest in making the memo public was conveyed Wednesday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, in response to a report within the Washington Post. House Republicans who’ve read the doc claim that it reveals politically motivated conduct at the FBI and Justice Department throughout the Obama administration and resulted in improper surveillance of Trump’s presidential campaign. Keep Reading

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Report: Trump Wanted To Sack Mueller

President Trump reportedly ordered that special counsel Robert Mueller be fired in June however backed off from the controversial move when the White House chief counsel threatened to resign, it was revealed on Thursday.     The episode has come to the attention of Mueller as he interviews numerous White House officials through the probe into whether or not Trump obstructed justice in the Russia inquiry, according to The New York Times. Keep Reading

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Schumer Shutdown Debacle Reveals Dems’ Historical Cynicism And Racism

In addition to being a leftist icon, President Lyndon B. Johnson was an extraordinary vulgarian and a rabid racist. Prior to the passage of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act, he is said to have told fellow Democratic power players that the bill would initiate a liberal golden age in which “those niggers” would be “voting Democratic for two hundred years.” An eccentric purported whore-monger at Snopes would have you believe that because this quote is “unproven” it is not worth taking seriously. Not long ago our current Commander-in-Chief is alleged to have referred to Haiti and Africa as “shitholes.”… Keep Reading

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Sloppy Steve’s War On Ivanka During White House Tenure Comes To Light

Steve Bannon dressed down President Trump’s daughter Ivanka within the early days of the administration, reminding her that she was simply one other staffer within the White House. “My daughter loves me as a dad,” Bannon informed Ivanka, based on Howard Kurtz’s ebook, “Media Madness: Donald Trump, The Press and the War Over the Truth.” “You love your dad. I get that. But you’re just another staffer who doesn’t know what you’re doing.” And at one point, the president even took Bannon’s side when the then-top White House strategist accused the first daughter of leaking a story.   “‘Baby, I think Steve’s… Keep Reading

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Cryin’ Chuck Schumer Can’t Handle Negotiating With Trump

The White House traded salvos with Senate Democrats Saturday as each side dug into opposing positions as the first day of the federal government shutdown dragged on.     “[Senate Minority Leader Chuck] Schumer is going to have to up his game and become more honest with the president of the United States,” Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney mentioned in an afternoon press conference. Mulvaney and White House legislative director Marc Short emphasised that negotiations over immigration policy – together with the fate of individuals within the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program who had been brought to… Keep Reading

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Oh Daddy! Trump Trolls Feminist Marches On Twitter

President Trump trolled the 200 women’s marches held around the world Saturday by saying protesters should support his agenda. “Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March,” he tweeted at 1:51 p.m. “Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!” Thousands of women turned out at rallies in New York, Washington and other cities and towns to protest Trump’s views on abortion, immigration and LGBT rights. At a rally at the Lincoln Memorial in… Keep Reading

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Dems: Government Shutdown Is All Trump’s Fault!

The Senate didn’t approve a temporary spending bill in a tense standoff late Friday evening — forcing an embarrassing government shutdown on the eve of the first anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration. Last-minute negotiations failed because the stopgap funding measure fell well short of the 60 Senate votes needed to maintain the federal government in operation. The White House shortly laid the blame at the toes of the minority Democratic Party. “Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown,” the White House stated in an announcement referring to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY). “Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military… Keep Reading

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Trump On Shutdown: Dems Give Me The Best Presents….Beautiful Presents

The federal government shutdown is a present from Democrats, President Trump joked amid a string of early Saturday tweets, pinning blame for the stalemate on Democrats and pushing for more Republicans to be elected. “Democrats are far more concerned with Illegal Immigrants than they are with our great Military or Safety at our dangerous Southern Border. They could have easily made a deal but decided to play Shutdown politics instead. #WeNeedMoreRepublicansIn18 in order to power through mess!” he tweeted at 6:17 a.m. He followed up with a joke on the first anniversary of his inauguration. Keep Reading

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Dems Threaten Government Shutdown As Deadline Looms

Senate Democrats stated Thursday that they had sufficient votes to stiffle a GOP short-term budget deal — increasing the probability of a government shutdown as Friday’s midnight deadline loomed. A senior Senate Democratic aide informed the Washington Post it was “almost certain” spending extension doesn’t have the votes to pass the upper chamber. The Democrats need the bill to include aid for the Dreamers — immigrants brought here illegally as kids and who have been protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Keep Reading

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Control Of The Senate Hinges On 12 Critical Races In 2018 Midterms

While the Democratic Party hopes to capitalize on its victory in the Alabama special election to win back control of the Senate, the sheer number of seats they must defend, especially in states won by President Trump in 2016, makes the prospect of wresting back control of the Senate a significant challenge at best. Heading into the 2018 midterms, Republicans hold a slim 51-47 majority, with two seats held by independents who caucus with the Democrats. Democrats are poised to defend 25 seats (including both independents), while Republicans must defend eight. While the lopsided number of contested seats held by… Keep Reading

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First Anniversary Of Trump Era Finds Americans Great Again

Are you better off now than you were one year ago? From the Potomac to Puget Sound, President Donald J. Trump and other Republicans should ask voters this exact question. Their answers should buoy GOP prospects for November’s mid-term elections. Saturday marks one year since President Trump’s inauguration. Since January 20, 2017, Trump and the GOP Congress have mopped up much of the previous management’s mess. Obama’s hectoring, anti-business tone has been hushed. His class warfare, “global-warming” fetish, and lead-from-behindism are neutralized. Some 1,500 absurd and intrusive regulations, many of them Obama’s brainchildren, have been junked. And Obama’s taxaholism has been… Keep Reading

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Syrian Government To US: Leave Syria

Syrian Government authorities stated on Thursday U.S. military presence in Syria represented an “aggression” towards Syrian sovereignty, and vowed to free the nation from any “illegitimate” international presence. The Syrian Foreign Ministry assertion was a response to a speech by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday through which he signaled that U.S. forces would remain in areas within Syria indefinitely. “The American military presence on Syrian land is illegitimate and represents a blatant breach of international law and an aggression against national sovereignty,” the statement read. Keep Reading

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Paul Ryan & Mitch McConnell Fight Against a Government Shutdown

House Speaker Paul Ryan tried pressuring Democrats on Wednesday to support legislation stopping a government shutdown this weekend — but additionally confronted resistance from conservative Republicans, casting doubt on any deal. Ryan gave little ground within the partisan battle over the destiny of the Dreamers, an issue many Democrats say have to be resolved prior to a vote to keep federal agencies functioning.       A day after conservatives expressed opposition to the short-term spending bill and mentioned GOP leaders lacked the votes to move it, Ryan declined to say if he had sufficient Republican support to push it by way of… Keep Reading

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Trump To Ban Haitian And Shithole Immigration

The Trump administration will ban immigrants from Haiti — which the president included in his “s–thole countries” comment —​ from making use of  ​short-term ​visas given to low-skilled workers, the Department of Homeland Security​ stated. The department stated it will remove Haiti, Belize and Samoa from a list of greater than 80 nations whose residents are eligible for H-2A and H-2B visas, which often are granted for seasonal laborers in agriculture and different industries. DHS cited “high levels of fraud and abuse” by Haitians and their “high rate of overstaying the terms” of their visas in its determination, introduced late Wednesday. ​Haitians… Keep Reading

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Trump Rebukes General Kelly On Border Wall

President Trump insisted on Thursday that his concept of a border wall hasn’t “evolved,” a day after his chief of staff informed lawmakers that the president’s campaign pledge to construct the barrier was not “fully informed.” “The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it,” Trump tweeted. “Parts will be, of necessity, see through and it was never intended to be built in areas where there is natural protection such as mountains, wastelands or tough rivers or water.” He continued: “The Wall will be paid for, directly or indirectly, or through longer-term reimbursement,… Keep Reading

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Lame-duck Flake Compares Trump To Stalin

Departing Sen. Jeff Flake on Wednesday ripped President Trump for his criticism of the media referring to them as “enemy of the people,” comparing Trump’s remarks to Russian dictator Josef Stalin and stated they ought to be a “source of great shame.” “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​,” the Arizona Republican stated on the Senate floor. “It bears noting that so fraught with malice was the phrase ​’​enemy of the people,’​ that even Nikita Khrushchev forbad its use, telling the Soviet Communist Party… Keep Reading

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

You’re more than likely familiar with Aesop’s brief fable of a mouse and a lion. If you’ve lived under a rock your whole life I’ll bring you up to speed: A mouse convinces a lion to spare his life in exchange for the promise of a future favor. Cue the future. The lion finds himself trapped in a hunter’s net and the mouse responds to his roar and saves him from the net. It’s a quaint story with a timeless message, that is, a kindness is never wasted. It’s a nice thought but we don’t live in a fable, we… Keep Reading

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‘Mean Girls’ Meet The Royals: Obama Invited To Party, Trump Not Cool Enough

The British government is facing a controversy surrounding the decision that Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle will invite former President Barack Obama to their spring wedding ceremony but that President Trump won’t make the invite list. Such a royal snub may ​trigger relations between the two ‘Special Relationship’ allies ​to waver ​even more. “Harry has made it clear he wants the Obamas at the wedding, so it’s causing a lot of nervousness,” the Sun reported, citing a senior government official. “Trump could react very badly if the Obamas get to a ​royal wedding before he has had a chance to… Keep Reading

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