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  • Al Gore Defends Trump’s Solar Tariff Decision At Davos

    01/24/2018 9:54:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/24/18 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    ...Al Gore did something he, admittedly, rarely does and defended a recent Trump administration decision to impose tariffs on solar cells and modules. “I don’t typically defend him,” Gore said during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. President Donald Trump announced on Monday a 30 percent tariff on imported cells and modules used to make solar panels that would decrease over time. The solar industry largely opposed the move... .... the White House approved tariffs lower than the 35 percent tariff recommended by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in 2017. The ITC took up...
  • Pope Francis requests Roman Catholic priests be given the right to get married

    11/03/2017 7:30:50 AM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/3/2017 | Matilda Long
    Pope Francis has requested that Roman Catholic priests be given the right to get married. The request applies to priests in Brazil, and is on the agenda for an upcoming synod (church council) in the Amazon region. The controversial move would address the critical shortage of men joining the priesthood
  • Health Bill Appears Dead as Pivotal G.O.P. Senator Declares Opposition

    09/25/2017 3:20:27 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 108 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 25, 2017 | Thomas Kaplan
    WASHINGTON — Senator Susan Collins of Maine said on Monday that she would oppose the latest plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, leaving Republican leaders clearly short of the votes they need for passage. Ms. Collins, a Republican, announced her opposition in a written statement, delivering a significant and possibly fatal blow to the party’s seven-year quest to dismantle the health law.
  • Sen. John McCain says he cannot support Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill

    09/22/2017 11:02:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09-22-2017 | Christina Wilkie
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Friday said he "cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham Cassidy proposal. McCain is one of four Republican senators who are undecided on the GOP healthcare overhaul, and his opposition dealt the bill's chances a significant blow. Read his full statement below: "As I have repeatedly stressed, health care reform legislation ought to be the product of regular order in the Senate. Committees of jurisdiction should mark up legislation with input from all committee members, and send their bill to the floor for debate and amendment. That is the only way we might achieve...
  • Rand Paul: 'Graham/Cassidy Bill Is Barely ObamaCare Lite'

    09/20/2017 5:44:31 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 101 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/20/2017 | Michael van der Galien
    With most Republicans backing the Graham/Cassidy healthcare bill, there is at least one Republican senator who's still vocal in his opposition. His name? Senator Rand Paul. Unlike his colleagues, who don't take their promises to American voters seriously, Senator Paul continues to call for the complete and total repeal of ObamaCare, the horrendous health care bill pushed through Congress by former President Obama and his Democratic allies. I was thinking this all sounds familiar...amnesty?#GrahamCassidyِ: Amnesty for Obamacare. — Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 19, 2017 "No one wants to repeal ObamaCare more than I do," the senator from Kentucky writes...
  • Democrats protest Senate Republican healthcare secrecy

    06/20/2017 6:09:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    reuters ^ | 6/20/17 | Susan Cornwell
    U.S. Democrats took to the Senate floor on Monday to throw a spotlight on behind-the-scenes efforts by the Republican majority to repeal former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, known as Obamacare. In a series of floor motions, inquiries and lengthy speeches, Democrats criticized the closed-door meetings that Republicans have been holding to craft a replacement for Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act. They called for open committee hearings and more time to consider the bill before a Senate vote, which Republicans say could come in the next two weeks, although a draft bill has yet to emerge publicly.
  • Ron Paul gets it.

    05/25/2017 8:14:44 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 17 replies
  • Mo Dowd: Election Therapy From My Basket of Deplorables

    12/09/2016 11:13:01 AM PST · by seanmerc · 77 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 26 Nov 16 | Maureen Dowd
    Donald Trump pulled off one of the greatest political feats in modern history by defeating Hillary Clinton and the vaunted Clinton machine. The election was a complete repudiation of Barack Obama: his fantasy world of political correctness, the politicization of the Justice Department and the I.R.S., an out-of-control E.P.A., his neutering of the military, his nonsupport of the police and his fixation on things like transgender bathrooms. Since he became president, his party has lost 63 House seats, 10 Senate seats and 14 governorships. The country had signaled strongly in the last two midterms that they were not happy. The...
  • White House, Pentagon back requiring women to register for military draft

    12/01/2016 6:50:29 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 28 replies
    Fox news ^ | Dec 1, 2016
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration declared its support Thursday for requiring women to register for the military draft, a symbolic but significant shift that reflects the U.S. military's evolution from a male-dominated force to one seeking to incorporate women at all levels. President Barack Obama has been considering whether to adopt the position since last December, when Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered the military to open all jobs to women, including the most arduous combat posts. Ned Price, a spokesman for the White House's National Security Council, said Obama believes women have "proven their mettle," including in Afghanistan and Iraq....
  • ISIS’ Egypt branch executes 100-year-old cleric

    11/19/2016 8:58:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Saturday, 19 November 2016 Text size A A A Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis – ISIS-affiliated extremist group in Egypt – has released images purporting to show the execution of a 100-year-old man. The group, who rebranded as ISIS-Sinai when they pledged allegiance to the extremist group holding swathes of Iraq and Syria, killed Sheikh Sulaiman Abu Haraz after kidnapping him earlier. Abu Haraz, considered one of the symbolic Sufi clerics and elders of the Sinai Peninsula, was taken by the group from in front of his house in Arish city under gun point. ISIS-Sinai accused the elderly sheikh of “practicing witchcraft”.
  • Refuse to have kids? Then make room for migrants, Pope Francis says

    09/14/2015 2:29:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 99 replies
    cna ^ | September 14, 2015 | Elise Harris
    Pope Francis embraces a child at the general audience in St. Peter's square on Sept. 2, 2015. Credit: Daniel Ibåñez/CNA. Vatican City, Sep 14, 2015 / 03:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a new, wide-ranging interview Pope Francis spoke at length of the European refugee crisis – saying that incoming migrants are now filling the void left by a sterile continent that refuses to have children. “The migrant phenomenon is a reality
when there is an empty space, people look to fill it. If a country doesn't have children, migrants come to occupy that place,” the Pope said in a recent interview...
  • Putin: America Is Godless, Has Turned Away from Christian Values

    06/30/2015 8:10:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 190 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/29/15
    Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the West, including the United States, for eschewing Christian values and opting instead for a “path to degradation.” In his State of the Nation speech last month, Putin asserted that, “Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values… Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan.” Russia has adopted new laws that ban homosexual propaganda and criminalizes the insulting of religious sensibilities. The law on religious sensibilities was approved in the wake of...
  • Obama looking to avoid Waldorf hotel in New York after Chinese purchase

    06/24/2015 5:13:13 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 24, 2015 | Oliver Knox
    Every president since Franklin D. Roosevelt has stayed in the presidential suite on the 35th floor of the Waldorf Astoria New York in Manhattan. The accommodations run $4,000-$6,000 per night, hotel officials say, and feature souvenirs collected from past commanders in chief and security measures like bulletproof glass windows. Current and former White House officials have long considered the hotel and its staff as the best in the world at hosting the most powerful man in the world.
  • NYTimes -Surviving Child Sexual Abuse

    06/01/2015 6:36:37 AM PDT · by AveryJarhman · 11 replies
    June 1, 2015, Charles Blow, NYTimes, "It can take decades, or even a lifetime, to recover if recovery is even emotionally available for the survivor."Can the same can be said for child/teen victims of emotional and physical abuse they experience when their unskilled, immature single moms irresponsibly introduce them to a life filled with struggle and pain in a community populated by depressed people? Quoting a January 2011 LAWeekly interview with 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar: "Lamar's parents moved from Chicago to Compton in 1984 with all of $500 in their pockets. "My mom's one of 13 siblings, and they...
  • Obama Wants Police Officers to Have 'Softer Looking' Uniforms

    05/24/2015 8:14:09 AM PDT · by Cvengr · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2015 | The Kelly File
    Earlier this week, President Barack Obama banned the sale of certain military-style equipment to police departments. Brian Kilmeade reported tonight on "The Kelly File" that Obama also thinks that police officers should have "softer looking" uniforms. Kilmeade explained that Obama thinks that police officers are "making things worse" when they show up to inner city communities wearing military-style equipment and riot gear. "They're concerned about the helmet. They're concerned about the shield. It's sending the wrong message," Kilmeade stated. "I used to think from the civilian point of view that that would be a reason not to riot, because the...
  • Rand Paul: ‘I Call For The President to Obey the Law,’ End NSA’s Unlawful Spying on Americans

    05/18/2015 5:47:57 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 18, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    “Here in front of Independence Hall, I call for the president to obey the law,” Paul said when he took the microphone, as hundreds of his supporters shouted “President Paul! President Paul! President Paul!” outside Independence Hall after a separate event inside the Constitution Center across the street. The crowd went wild. “The court said last week that it is illegal to collect all of your phone records all of the time without a warrant with your name on it,” Paul said. “I call on the president today to immediately end the bulk collection of our phone records.”
  • Coulter: Cruz and Walker Only ‘Palatable’ Candidates

    04/06/2015 9:10:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | April 6, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Columnist and author of “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican,” Ann Coulter said that Ted Cruz and Scott Walker are the only “palatable” presidential candidates and that the candidacies of Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina are a “waste of time” on Monday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Coulter re-iterated her point that Republicans shouldn’t let liberal moderators host their debates, she then stated “most importantly, please Republican primary voters, do not even consider someone who has not been a governor. Maybe a senator, but at least a governor. That is just wasting everybody’s time, energy and money...
  • Michael Moore: 'ObamaCare Is Awful'

    01/01/2014 11:05:30 AM PST · by gooblah · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jan 2014,
    Michael Moore calls ObamaCare "awful" in today's The New York Times, part of a blistering op-ed attacking the president from the far left.
  • Bill Cosby Was Right: ‘Very Strong’ Statistical Link Between Fatherlessness, Gun Homicides

    09/16/2013 9:54:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 12, 2013 - 12:49 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Growing up without a father has a far greater statistical correlation to gun violence than most sociological factors, including poverty and gun ownership, a statistical analysis of gun homicides in the U.S. shows. “Recent mass murders have given rise to a call for gun control, for the restriction of gun sales. The argument is that fewer guns would result in fewer murders. The data imply otherwise,” concluded Dr. Frederick Costello, an engineering consultant in Virginia, after analyzing firearm-related murders committed in all 50 states in 2010 at the request of state Delegate Ken Plum (D-36th). Virginia is one of 41...
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Why I’m Voting ‘No’ on Syria

    09/04/2013 7:16:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 51 replies
    Time ^ | September 4, 2013 | Rand Paul
    War should occur only when America is attacked, when it is threatened or when American interests are attacked or threatened. I don’t think the situation in Syria passes that test. Even the State Department argues that “there’s no military solution here that’s good for the Syrian people, and that the best path forward is a political solution.” The United States should not fight a war to save face. I will not vote to send young men and women to sacrifice life and limb for stalemate. I will not vote to send our nation’s best and brightest to fight for anything...