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  • Tom Price has offered his resignation and the President has accepted

    09/29/2017 1:39:14 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 101 replies
    Just over the wire on Fox Business. Will post more when it hits the news.
  • (Illinois RINO) Rauner Becomes First Governor to Begin Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

    09/29/2017 11:14:19 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 19 replies
    On Thursday, the Republican governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, signed the controversial House Bill 40 into law. HB 40 contains language that will ensure abortion remains legal in Illinois if Roe v. Wade is overturned. More importantly, HB 40 would also require taxpayer funding of abortion for low income women through Illinois’ Medicaid program. In April, Rauner indicated that he would oppose the legislation because of “sharp divisions of opinion” about public subsidies for abortion. However, the governor apparently had a change of heart and signed the bill into law this week. What is interesting – and disheartening – for...
  • Illinois Gov. Rauner Signs Bill Allowing Medicaid For Abortions (Republican)

    09/28/2017 3:09:04 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 33 replies
    WGN9 ^ | September 28, 2017 | AP
    CHICAGO -- Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Thursday allowing state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions, ending months of speculation after the Republican reversed his stance on the issue last spring. The General Assembly controlled by Democrats approved the measure in May but delayed sending it to Rauner until Monday, in part because he has changed his mind about support of the plan. As a candidate in 2014, Rauner said he would support expanding coverage for abortions. But last April he said he opposed the idea and said the state should focus on improving the economy. The proposal...
  • Senators close to bipartisan deal on health exchanges: Schumer

    09/28/2017 12:28:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 28, 2017 | Staff
    Two U.S. senators from both parties are close to finalizing a bipartisan deal to shore up the health insurance exchanges created under Obamacare, the chamber’s top Democrat said on Thursday. The move, which Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said was “on the verge” of completion, would stabilize the market for individuals who buy their own insurance plans on the federal or state-based exchanges.
  • Rep. Steve Scalise says congressional baseball shooting was like ‘rebuilding Humpty Dumpty’

    09/28/2017 8:29:49 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 55 replies
    Daily News ^ | Sept 28, 2017 | Terence Cullen
    Scalise, the House Majority Whip, returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday for the first time since June, when he took a 9mm bullet to the hip during baseball practice at an Alexandria, Va. baseball field. "I'm back," Scalise tweeted at about 10 a.m. Thursday. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) reportedly became emotional when he saw his longtime colleague at the Capitol on Thursday. The gunman, James Hodgkinson, wounded five people including Scalise during the June 14 shooting, which occurred as lawmakers practiced for the Congressional Baseball Game a day later.
  • Report: All Patriots To Stand For National Anthem Against Panthers

    09/27/2017 1:10:31 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 195 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 27 September 2017
    Just one week after many members of the Patriots kneeled during the national anthem, a new report indicates that they will all stand together as a team next time out. A league source told CSNNE’s Gary Tanguay on Tuesday that all Patriots players will stand during the national anthem before next Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium. Many stood and interlocked their arms during the anthem last Sunday before the game against the Texans, while a large portion kneeled. Teams across the league had similar demonstrations last Sunday, which were mostly a response to controversial comments made...
  • Republicans unveil tax plan, call for doubling deduction and cutting rates

    09/27/2017 11:35:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 372 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept 27, 2017
    Congressional Republicans on Wednesday unveiled the framework for their long-awaited tax-reform plan, which simplifies the tax system and cuts rates for businesses -- while attempting to boost household incomes by nearly doubling the standard IRS deduction used by most Americans. “Today, we move one step closer to fixing our broken tax code," House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said. "This is our best opportunity in a generation to deliver real middle-class tax relief, create jobs here at home, and fuel unprecedented economic growth.” The framework plan calls for increasing the standard deduction to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for families, which...
  • After Alabama, GOP anti-establishment wing declares all-out war in 2018

    09/26/2017 9:06:52 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 174 replies
    The Washington Post (digital subscription) ^ | September 26 | Robert Costa
    The stunning defeat of President Trump’s chosen Senate candidate in Alabama on Tuesday amounted to a political lightning strike — setting the stage for a worsening Republican civil war that could have profound effects on next year’s midterm elections and undermine Trump’s clout with his core voters. It marked yet another humiliation for the Washington-based Republican establishment, particularly Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), whose allies pumped millions of dollars into the race to prop up Strange and reassure his colleagues that they could survive the Trump era. “If you’re an incumbent, you have to assume the wind is against...
  • Roy Moore defeats Luther Strange in Alabama Senate runoff

    09/26/2017 6:29:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 189 replies
    Al.com ^ | 9/26/17
    Alabama voters today pick a Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, choosing between former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and Sen. Luther Strange. Today's winner advances to face Democratic nominee Doug Jones on Dec. 12 to fill the Senate seat Jeff Sessions left to become President Trump's attorney general. Strange has held the seat on an interim basis since accepting the appointment by former Gov. Robert Bentley in February.
  • Live Election Results: U.S. Senate Primary Runoff in Alabama

    09/26/2017 2:08:18 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 479 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 26, 2017 | Alexander Burns et al
    Alabama votes on Tuesday in the Republican runoff to fill the United States Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, now the attorney general. Polls close at 8 p.m. Eastern. The winner will face the Democratic nominee, Doug Jones, a former United States attorney, on Dec. 12.
  • Bob Corker announces plans to retire from U.S. Senate

    09/26/2017 12:55:44 PM PDT · by abb · 133 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | September 26, 2017 | Staff
    Senator Bob Corker announces plans to leave the United State Senate. The following is a statement from him: “After much thought, consideration and family discussion over the past year, Elizabeth and I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires at the end of 2018. “When I ran for the Senate in 2006, I told people that I couldn’t imagine serving for more than two terms. Understandably, as we have gained influence, that decision has become more difficult. But I have always been drawn to the citizen legislator model, and while I realize it...
  • Republican leaders: Senate won't vote on Obamacare repeal

    09/26/2017 12:35:32 PM PDT · by detective · 66 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/26/2017
    Facing assured defeat, Republican leaders decided Tuesday not to even hold a vote on the GOP's latest attempt to repeal the Obama health care law, surrendering on their last-gasp effort to deliver on the party's banner campaign promise
  • NASCAR Owners Side With Trump: People Who Don't Stand 'Ought to Be Out of the Country'

    09/25/2017 8:15:54 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 57 replies
    people.com ^ | 9 25 17
    While the NFL led protests against President Donald Trump's recent railing against NFL player Colin Kaepernick and other players kneeling during the "Star Spangled Banner," NASCAR remained standing. The national anthem played without protests at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pre-race festivities at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, USA Today reports. Athletes and crew, including numerous African-Americans, stood as normal. Many NASCAR owners spoke out against the protests from other sports. When asked what he would do if one of his employees protested during the anthem, team owner Richard Childress replied that he would "get you a ride...
  • Iraqi Kurdistan referendum: High turnout in independence vote

    09/25/2017 8:03:08 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 Sep 2017 | BBC
    Large numbers of people have taken part in a landmark vote on independence for Iraq's Kurdistan region, amid growing opposition both at home and abroad. Votes are still being counted, with a big "yes" victory expected. Kurds say it will give them a mandate to negotiate secession, but Iraq's PM denounced it as "unconstitutional". Neighbours Turkey and Iran, fearing separatist unrest in their own Kurdish minorities, threatened to close borders and impose sanctions on oil exports. The referendum passed off peacefully across the three provinces that make up the region, and turnout was estimated at about 72%, according to the...
  • BREAKING: Lebanon's president says Syrian refugees must return home

    09/25/2017 7:58:42 PM PDT · by Sign Petition to Arrest Comey · 22 replies
    Fox News: World ^ | 09/25/2017 | Associated Press
    PARIS – The Lebanese president says he wants some 1.5 million Syrian refugees living in his country to henceforth start returning to their homes, voluntarily or NOT. President Michel Aoun, in a state visit to France, said Monday that U.N. assistance given to aid Syrian refugees in "camps of misery" in Lebanon would be better used to return them to their country "from now on." "We don't want to wait for their voluntary return," Aoun insisted, speaking at the Elysee Palace alongside French President Emmanuel Macron. Aoun said that most of the Syrian regions from which the refugees hail are...
  • Entire Cowboys Team Takes A Knee

    09/25/2017 7:24:54 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 361 replies
    axios.com ^ | 9 26 17
  • Cowboys, Cardinals lock arms for national anthem in show of unity (ESPN)

    09/25/2017 6:31:31 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 212 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 25,2017 | Todd ArcherJosh Weinfuss
    Todd ArcherJosh Weinfuss Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals displayed unity Monday night before their game in an expression of displeasure with the recent comments made by President Donald Trump. As the Cardinals were introduced, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones, as well as executive vice presidents Stephen Jones, Charlotte Anderson and Jerry Jones Jr., stood locked arm in arm with the players, coaches and staff. Before a giant American flag was unfurled that covered almost the entire field, the Cowboys took a knee briefly as a group,...
  • LIVE STREAM: JUDGE ROY MOORE RALLY FEAT. STEVE BANNON, PHIL ROBERTSON, NIGEL FARAGE

    09/25/2017 5:33:49 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 73 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/25/17 | RSBN
    LIVE STREAM: JUDGE ROY MOORE RALLY FEAT. STEVE BANNON, PHIL ROBERTSON
  • 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.
  • BREAKING: SCOTUS Will No Longer Hear Trump Travel Ban Case

    09/25/2017 2:09:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 84 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 9/25/17 | Katie Pavlich
    The Supreme Court has cancelled an oral argument hearing, scheduled for October 10, about President Trump's travel ban issued by executive order earlier this year. The hearing was taken off the schedule after the President issued a new ban and restrictions Sunday night, adding additional countries and laying out specific national security requirements for entry into the United States. Sudan has been dropped from the original travel ban list, while Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia remain. Iraq has also been dropped, although increased vetting has been implemented. North Korea, Chad and Venezuela have been added with varying levels of vetting and...