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  • Trump slimes John McCain over health care vote

    02/23/2018 9:14:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    President Trump took a thinly veiled swipe at cancer-stricken Sen. John McCain Friday during a speech at an annual gathering of conservatives — without mentioning him by name. Trump, touting his tax reform bill that also killed the ObamaCare individual mandate that required people to buy health insurance, lamented the Affordable Health Care Act would have been repealed in its entirety if the 81-year-old Arizona Republican had not voted against repeal. “We’re having tremendous plans coming out now, health care plans, at a fraction of the cost that are much better than ObamaCare. And except for one senator, who came...
  • Pollak: Teenage Survivors Are Not Immune from Criticism When They Push Gun Control

    02/22/2018 5:21:44 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    The newest iteration of the gun control debate concerns whether teenage survivors of last week’s shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, should be immune from criticism when they argue for gun control. This is a relatively new question: other school shootings, like Sandy Hook in 2012, have involved children too young to have opinions. But the answer is no: once you enter the political arena, your views are fair game. Democrats have perfected the art of using sympathetic public figures to argue for positions most Americans reject, then accusing critics of mean-spiritedness when they disagree....
  • Rob Reiner: Trump a ‘Mentally Ill Sociopath,’ Time to ‘End This Sickness’

    02/19/2018 5:40:54 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 136 replies
    <p>Rob Reiner escalated his attacks on President Donald Trump on Sunday, taking to social media to demand that GOP “patriots” take a stand to “end” what he called the “sickness” of his presidency. The 70-year-old LBJ filmmaker — a frequent critic of the president who previously launched a committee to explore possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race — blasted Trump in a Twitter post in apparent response to a school shooting in Florida this week that left 17 people dead and 15 others injured.</p>
  • Rauner's proposed budget hinges on shifting pension costs to schools

    02/15/2018 5:26:47 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed on Wednesday an election-year budget that relies on a politically questionable shift of pension costs to colleges, universities and local school districts. "The simple truth is this: We have to change the way we manage pension costs and group health expenses. If we don't, our finances will continue to deteriorate, our economy will remain sluggish and our tax burdens will stay high and keep rising," Rauner said in his fourth budget address. "Our FY19 budget addresses the problem head on and creates a surplus that we can use to pay down some of our...
  • Star witness in ex-Cuomo aide’s corruption trial arrested

    02/09/2018 10:02:09 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 2 replies
    Todd Howe, the prosecution’s star witness against Joseph Percoco, was arrested Thursday night after admitting in court that he likely had violated his cooperation deal with the feds, a source told The Post. Howe “was remanded back to custody for violating the terms of his bail,” said Nicholas Biase with the Manhattan US Attorney’s Office. Asked if Howe — who is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan — will still testify Monday in the corruption trial, the US Attorney’s Office declined comment. Under cross-examination Thursday, the longtime associate of Gov. Cuomo admitted he lied to his...
  • New Jersey governor signs net neutrality order

    02/07/2018 12:20:51 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    New Jersey on Monday became the latest state to implement its own net neutrality rules following the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of the Obama-era consumer protections. Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed an executive order prohibiting all internet service providers that do business with the state from blocking, throttling or favoring web content. “We may not agree with everything we see online, but that does not give us a justifiable reason to block the free, uninterrupted, and indiscriminate flow of information,” Murphy said in a statement. “And, it certainly doesn’t give certain companies or individuals a right to pay their way...
  • Minnesota Economy

    02/03/2018 1:26:10 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Question for Minnesota FReepers. I live in IL and it a total sh**hole. Dems are always saying how great the MN ecomony is and its a worker friendly state. There there any truth to this? Thanks!
  • The State of the Union stats don’t lie: Americans are turning against Trump-hating celebrities

    01/31/2018 7:33:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    The stats don't lie. Within minutes of President Donald Trump's first State of the Union speech, CBS News revealed their YouGov poll approval ratings on it. Unsurprisingly, 97% of Republican speech watchers liked it. More surprisingly, 72% of Independents liked it. Staggeringly, 43% of Democrats liked it. Overall, CBS reported that 75% of Americans approved of the speech. For such a seriously divisive and polarising President, who is currently languishing with just 39% personal approval ratings, these were sensationally good results. Interestingly, 8/10 Americans in the poll felt the President was trying to unite the country with his speech and...
  • Donald Trump is teaching Republicans how to fight

    01/31/2018 7:16:18 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    It’s an observation so strikingly true that you wonder why you didn’t think of it earlier. “Donald Trump,” a friend said the other day, “is teaching the Republican Party how to fight and how to win.” The evidence is everywhere every day, and it was on vivid display Tuesday night. The president remains in a fighting mood, determined to keep punching his way forward. The Trump way starts with the passage of the historic tax cuts despite tiny Republican majorities in Congress and scare tactics from the left. Before passage, polls showed the public was strongly opposed — but Trump...
  • De Blasio abruptly cancels White House meeting with Trump

    01/24/2018 1:19:23 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Mayor Bill de Blasio abruptly canceled what would have been his first White House meeting with President Trump on Wednesday — citing Department of Justice action on immigration as the reason. Hizzoner was scheduled to visit the White House with more than 100 other mayors to discuss issues that include infrastructure spending and the opioid crisis. “I will NOT be attending today’s meeting at the White House after @realDonaldTrump’s Department of Justice decided to renew their racist assault on our immigrant communities,” de Blasio tweeted just a couple of hours before the scheduled meeting. “It doesn’t make us safer and...
  • Schumer listened to the resistance — and lost badly

    01/23/2018 7:29:20 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Chuck Schumer started a government shutdown he couldn’t finish. The New York Democrat, among the shrewdest operators in national politics, stumbled badly because he succumbed to the siren song of the anti-Trump Resistance. He believed any charge could be made to stick to President Trump, no matter how implausible, and chose the dictates of an inflamed Democratic base over common sense. His embarrassing climbdown after a short, mostly weekend shutdown shows the limits of the Resistance. Yes, an anti-Trump midterm wave appears to be building and Democratic activists — marching in the streets by the thousands and badgering Republicans at...
  • Special Elections 01/16/2018

    01/17/2018 3:02:08 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Besides losing one in Wisconsin, what are the other 4 seats did we win last night? I know libs are going gaga over this but 4 out 5 does not look like blue wave so far to me.
  • President Trump’s Poll Numbers Boom with the Economy

    01/05/2018 7:35:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    President Trump’s historical successes in the first year of his presidency, word and the results are getting through to the only people that matter, voters. And the latest job approval numbers for the president reflect this. Even the Gallup poll, which has been an outlier with its bad news, has Trump at 40 percent approve (55 percent disapprove) after weeks in the mid-thirties. One of the reasons Gallup is an outlier is that it polls all U.S. adults, rather than screen for registered or likely voters. For a time, Trump’s disapproval in this poll was over 60 percent. The Rasmussen...
  • Blue State Blues: After 300 Days, Trump Administration Finds a Rhythm

    11/17/2017 7:23:09 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Thursday, November 16 marked 300 days since President Donald Trump took office on January 20. The third 100 days were even more tumultuous than the first 100 and second 100. And much remains undone. There are still jobs to fill, promises to keep, and bills to sign. Trump has yet to notch a major legislative achievement (thanks, in part, to infighting and incompetence in Congress). But the Trump administration seems, at last, to have found a rhythm. If the first 100 days were defined by Trump’s executive orders, and the second 100 days by the controversy over James Comey and...
  • Bannon: GOP Needs ‘Big, Actionable Ideas

    11/08/2017 2:27:44 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Bannon said the lesson from Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie’s defeat on Tuesday night is that “if you’re going to win, you’ve got to embrace the entire Trump agenda, and you’ve got to do it early, and you’ve got to be dedicated to it.” “You can’t phone it in,” he said. “You’ve got to do rallies. You’ve got to get the president out with you. You’ve got to go all-in on this. I just think campaigning with people like President Bush and Marco Rubio during these type of economic times sends the wrong signal. I think Gillespie’s campaign had ample...
  • House Dem's new demand: Impeach Trump by Christmas

    11/08/2017 1:36:36 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Texas Democrat Al Green said Wednesday he’s giving his colleagues in the House a Christmas deadline to vote on impeaching President Trump. “I now announce that before Christmas, there will be a vote on the chief inciter of racism, bigotry, hatred, xenophobia, sexism and ethnocentrism,” he said on the House floor, adding that he prayed the United States will “continue to reject what the inciter in chief, Donald J. Trump has been causing this country to have to endure.” This is hardly the first time Green has called for impeaching the president, though he hasn't put a timeframe on it...
  • This blue-eyed millennial is set to become a world leader in Europe

    10/16/2017 6:50:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    VIENNA — At age 31, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz is poised to become the first millennial to lead a European country following his party’s victory in a national election Sunday. While no party won a majority, the telegenic Kurz is most likely to be sworn in as Austria’s next chancellor — and Europe’s youngest leader — after the tough coalition government negotiations that lie ahead. Near-final results from Sunday’s balloting put his People’s Party comfortably in first place, with 31.4 percent of the vote. The right-wing Freedom Party came in second with 27.4 percent. The center-left Social Democratic Party...
  • Bannon trashed Pence as Trump’s VP pick

    10/10/2017 12:40:14 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 87 replies
    Nationalist bomb thrower Steve Bannon trashed the choice of Mike Pence as Donald Trump’s running mate — calling the socially conservative Republican “the price we pay” for winning the support of the GOP establishment, a new report said Tuesday. Bannon and Milo Yiannopoulos, the political provocateur and former technology editor at Breitbart News, shared their dim view of the former Indiana governor in emails obtained by BuzzFeed News. “Seems like a bad pick. Should I tweet something ambivalent about him? People are telling me Trump likely didn’t want this. …What’s our party line on this?” Yiannopoulos wrote to Bannon and...
  • Senate won’t confirm Trump’s Pentagon nominees until McCain gets Iraq and Afghanistan details

    10/04/2017 9:21:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    WASHINGTON — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said Tuesday he is refusing to advance U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominees to the Pentagon until he is satisfied the administration is communicating its plans for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Outside a tense committee hearing on Afghanistan with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, McCain told Defense News that because the administration has not been open with Congress, “we’ve been holding nominations … from the Pentagon to fill in those Pentagon jobs.” The disclosure came little more than a month after Trump...
  • Jimmy Kimmel tearfully rips into politicians in wake of Vegas shooting

    10/03/2017 7:56:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    Jimmy Kimmel excoriated politicians who sent love to the families of Las Vegas shooting victims, but who won’t pass legislation to curb mass shootings in this country. “Here we are again, in the aftermath of another terrible, inexplicably shocking and painful tragedy,” Kimmel began Monday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” noting that Las Vegas is his hometown. “And, of course, we pray for the victims, and for their families and friends and we wonder ‘why.’ And, as a result of that this morning, we have children are without parents and fathers are without sons, mothers without daughters. We lost two police...