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  • Why I’m Leaving America

    11/19/2018 5:04:02 AM PST · by vannrox · 90 replies
    Dollar Vigilante ^ | August 31, 2012 | redmond W
    Please read this rant with an open mind. This guy is frustrated with the liberal encroachment on traditional American values under President Obama, and he decided to bail. Listen to his reasons, then comment. Thanx. ...... Goodbye, America. For as long as I’ve lived you’ve been my only home. I’ve had a wonderful life here. Your inhabitants are almost universally kind, and I’ve become lifelong friends with many of your citizens. All of my family lives here, everyone I have ever known or loved, and I will miss them all a lot. But after 22 years, I feel impelled to...
  • Pelosi: ‘Now We Can Talk About’ Comprehensive Amnesty Bill

    11/09/2018 7:06:02 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    brietbart ^ | 11/09/2018 | Tony Lee
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Thursday that “now” is the time to talk about comprehensive amnesty legislation because Democrats have regained control of the House. Pelosi, who also said she is “100%” sure that she will regain her Speakership, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that “now we can talk about how we can come together and put together bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform.” Conceding that illegal immigration is a losing issue for Republicans, Pelosi revealed that she suggested to Democrats running for Congress to not get into fights with the Trump administration on immigration and instead “stick with lower...
  • Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state prison for sexual assault

    09/25/2018 12:17:06 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/25
    Judge Steven T. O’Neill made the decision Tuesday, the second day of the sentencing hearing in Norristown, Pa., court — saying, “I’m not permitted to treat him any differently based on who he is or who he was.” He also ruled that Cosby is a “sexually violent predator” and fined him $25,000. The sentence means that Cosby, once known as “America’s Dad,” will spend at least three years behind bars and then will become eligible for supervised release, although that’s not guaranteed. According to journalist Bobby Allyn who was in the courtroom, the judge will not grant bail and the...
  • Ex-Secret Service agent files $1.5 billion RICO case against Clintons

    07/02/2018 6:59:17 AM PDT · by Gideon300 · 36 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 1, 2018 | WND Exclusive
    Former Secret Service agent Gary Byrne has filed a mega-RICO civil lawsuit against Bill and Hillary Clinton, their foundation, John Podesta, Media Matters, David Brock and even George Soros charging they are involved in an epic criminal conspiracy against him because of his role in the impeachment and his authorship of a tell-all 2016 book called “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate.” But he’ll have his work cut out for him. The judge assigned to the case in D.C. District Court, Paul L. Friedman, is a...
  • House GOP releases 293-page compromise immigration bill

    06/14/2018 12:43:36 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/2018 | Rafael Bernal
    House GOP leaders distributed an immigration bill to conference members Thursday, in hopes of finding a permanent legislative fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) while advancing some of President Trump's immigration and border initiatives. Full text at the link.
  • Bill Clinton on Blue Wave: ‘Impossible to Tell Now’

    06/06/2018 5:03:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    brietbart ^ | 06/05/2018 | Tony Lee
    Former President Bill Clinton is cautioning Democrats who may be taking the so-called blue wave in November for granted, reportedly saying that it is now “impossible to tell” if Democrats will take back the House. Clinton acknowledged in a Sunday interview with USA Today that though the so-called blue wave had been building, factors like the strength of President Donald Trump’s economy and Trump’s progress on the North Korea negotiations have complicated matters for Democrats. “Well, it was building, big time,” Clinton reportedly said. “It’s impossible to tell now just because there are so many other intervening narratives.” Even in...
  • Developing: California Pushes Bill That Appears To Ban Sale of Bibles

    04/22/2018 9:46:40 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 106 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | April 19, 2018 at 6:06pm | Randy DeSoto
    A new California pro-LGBTQ bill that would ban the sale or distribution of materials related to “conversion therapy” easily passed the state’s assembly on Thursday.CBS News affiliate KOVR reported the final tally was 50-14. Assembly Bill 2943 now heads to the Democrat-controlled Senate.The bill would make it an unlawful business practice to engage in any “transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer” aimed at “sexual orientation change efforts with an individual.” Goods would include any books or written materials, while services would encompass counseling individuals seeking to address same-sex...
  • Louisiana bill to raise age for assault weapon purchases dies

    04/10/2018 3:17:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 3 replies ^ | 4/10/18 | Julia O'Donoghue
    The National Rifle Association and other gun rights advocates opposed the bill. The groups said the legislation violated the rights of young people who can use an assault weapon as a member of the military, but would not be able to own one themselves. Efforts to restrict gun ownership and access in Louisiana have historically faced an uphill battle in the Capitol, so it came as a surprise that Carter's bill got out of committee last week. Over the past few days, gun rights advocates have targeted Sen. Fred Mills, R-Breaux Bridge, who voted with Democrats to get the legislation...
  • Turnpike Authority responds to Oklahoma representative’s bill calling for yearly audit

    04/09/2018 10:35:04 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Oklahoma's News 4 ^ | January 11, 2018 | Dylan Brown
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – An Oklahoma representative says that she has filed legislation this week that would increase the financial scrutiny given to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. House Bill 2530 would require the state auditor and inspector to perform an audit of the Turnpike Authority at least once every two years. “Taxpayers deserve to know where their hard-earned money is going,” Rep. Tess Teague said. “The Turnpike Authority has an annual budget of nearly $100 million, and lawmakers owe it to Oklahomans to track those dollars closely.” The legislation dictates that the audit will take no more than 90 days....
  • Hospital Charged Mom $1K for a Circumcision ... For Her Daughter

    04/08/2018 12:15:15 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 46 replies ^ | April 3, 2018 | Angelica Lai
    Lisa Powell-Dejong laughed when she looked at the list of hospital charges from giving birth to her daughter, Liberty Mae. That's because among the charges for more expected things like the NICU stay and blood tests, was $1,216.50 for a circumcision. Yeah, a circumcision ... for her newborn daughter. Liberty Mae is the most recent addition to the blended family of seven children. Colorado mom Powell-Dejong had a hospital birth once before but didn't check the medical bill with her first biological daughter, who was in the NICU for nine days. "But I sure wish I had," the mom told...
  • House OKs Compromise $1.3 Trillion Budget Bill, Senate Next

    03/22/2018 11:29:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    usnews ^ | 03/22/2018 | Andrew Taylor and Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily approved a bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday that pours huge sums into Pentagon programs and domestic initiatives ranging from building roads to combatting the nation's opioid abuse crisis, but left Congress in stalemate over shielding young Dreamer immigrants from deportation and curbing surging health insurance premiums. The vote was 256-167, a one-sided tally that underscored the popularity of a budget deal among party leaders that provided enough money to address many of both sides' priorities. Further highlighting how eager lawmakers were to claim victories, the House approved the 2,232-page package — which stood...
  • Washington State Bill Would Force Christian Businesses to Pay for Health Care Plans That Cover...

    02/26/2018 12:14:30 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | Alliance Defending Freedom
    FULL TITLE: Washington State Bill Would Force Christian Businesses to Pay for Health Care Plans That Cover Abortion Alliance Defending Freedom warned state legislators Thursday that a bill to mandate employer coverage of so-called “emergency contraception” and other life-ending drugs and devices is unconstitutional, unjust, and unnecessary. The legislation would force individuals and employers to choose to either follow their deeply held beliefs under threat of punishment or submit to the mandate that violates their consciences. The warning, which came in response to the House Judiciary Committee’s public hearing on Senate-approved Bill 6102, explained how the bill would require employers...
  • Breaking: Senate passes tax bill

    12/19/2017 9:51:01 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | December 20, 2017
    The Senate early Wednesday morning approved the final version of the first overhaul of the U.S tax code in more than 30 years, handing President Trump and congressional Republicans their most significant legislative victory of 2017. The bill passed along party lines, 51-48 with the final result announced by Vice President Mike Pence who presided over the vote. Senator Jeff Flake, the last undeclared Republican, voted for the bill. The House passed the bill earlier Tuesday, but technical changes were made to it in the Senate, and the bill will go back to the House Wednesday for a re-vote, where...
  • Senators to introduce bipartisan bill to prevent foreign cyber interference in elections

    12/16/2017 1:02:41 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec. 16, 2017 | William Miller
    A bipartisan group of senators are introducing a bill early next week to improve and streamline information about cyber threats between state and federal entities, in the wake of Russia's believed interference during the 2016 election, according to a top aide to one of the senators involved. The bill, spearheaded by Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, and also sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, is intended to better the communication between the Department of Homeland Security, the intelligence community and state election offices, in efforts to thwart future interference in U.S. elections...
  • GOP senators hold back support for tax bill over child tax credit [Also Lee, Utah]

    12/14/2017 6:03:51 PM PST · by familyop · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2017 | Alex Pappas, Mike Emanuel, Chad Pergram, Serafin Gomez, Adam Shapiro
    Two Republican senators indicated Thursday they were holding back support for the final $1.5 trillion GOP tax reform bill unless a larger child tax credit is included...The strongest statement came from the office of Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio...Conn Carroll, a spokesman for Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee, also said Lee is "undecided" on the bill in its current form. “Sen. Lee continues to work to make the [child tax credit] as beneficial as possible to American working families," Carroll said.
  • Bill banning Down syndrome abortions heads to Ohio governor

    12/13/2017 1:00:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    kansas city star ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH
    COLUMBUS, Ohio Legislation making it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion if the fetus might have Down syndrome has cleared its final legislative hurdle in Ohio and is headed to the governor. Several other states have considered similar measures, triggering emotional debate over women's rights, parental love and the trust between doctor and patient. The bill cleared the Senate in a 20-12 vote Wednesday. It was a priority for the state's largest anti-abortion group, Ohio Right to Life.
  • BREAKING: Pennsylvania Legislature passes bill banning abortions at 20 weeks

    12/13/2017 10:26:49 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | Kristi Burton Brown |
    On Tuesday, in a bipartisan vote, the Pennsylvania legislature passed a ban on D&E abortion, also known as dismemberment abortion. In a D&E abortion, a preborn child is literally ripped by a metal instrument, limb from limb. Former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, describes D&E abortion in the animated video below: **VIDEO ON LINK** Men and women who commit abortion procedures of all kinds are on record describing the violence and brutality of each of them. One of these abortionists, Leroy Carhart, gave his testimony on D&E (dismemberment) abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court. D&E abortion is the most common second...
  • The Taxman Cometh: Senate Bill’s Marginal Rates Could Top 100% for Some

    12/10/2017 4:31:31 PM PST · by Mariner · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10th, 2017 | By Richard Rubin
    WASHINGTON—Some high-income business owners could face marginal tax rates exceeding 100% under the Senate’s tax bill, far beyond the listed tax rates in the Republican plan. That means a business owner’s next $100 in earnings, under certain circumstances, would require paying more than $100 in additional federal and state taxes. As lawmakers rush to write the final tax bill over the next week, they already are looking at changes to prevent this from happening. Broadly, House and Senate Republicans are trying to reconcile the bills they passed, looking for ways to pay for eliminating the most contentious proposals. The formal...
  • Democrats Erupt In Anger After ‘Corrupt’ Tax Bill Passes The Senate

    12/02/2017 4:54:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Huffpost ^ | Carla Herreria
    **SNIP** Many Democratic senators said they weren’t able to read the entire draft of the tax rewrite, which contained handwritten notes and crossed-out pages, ahead of the vote. Others promised they would keep fighting against the bill, which still needs to be reconciled with the House version before it becomes law. "This Congress doesn’t work for working families,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tweeted early Saturday morning. “It works for corporate lobbyists & campaign donors in backroom deals & 1:30 a.m. votes.” She added, “This corruption is hollowing out America’s middle class & tearing down our democracy.”
  • Senate Continues to Consider GOP Tax Bill - Watch Live...

    12/01/2017 10:24:53 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/01/2017 | Doughtyone for Free Republic
    This is a live feed from the U. S. Senate as they address supplemental bills to the Tax Bill. There isn't much more to add, except the vote is expected later tonight, actually early morning 12/02 in Washington, D. C.