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    03/14/2018 5:39:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 14,2018 | John Hinderaker
    LARRY TRIBE: A SAD CASE I knew Larry Tribe decades ago, when he coached the Harvard debate team and I debated for Dartmouth. We had a friendly relationship then, and also later when I took a course from him at Harvard Law School. The Larry Tribe I knew was a smart and normal guy. Today, unfortunately, he has gone off the rails. One could say that he personifies the descent of much of the Democratic Party into madness. Witness, for example, yesterday’s tweet: Laurence Tribe @tribelaw Not at all. It looks like Russia picked Tillerson to be a Putin puppet,...
  • Opinion: Why the Pennsylvania Special Election Is Not So Special

    03/13/2018 6:15:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 13,2018 | Patricia Murphy
    Such contests are more about storylines than winning In reality, the race will not only not change the balance of power in Congress, it won’t even determine who will get a leg up to win the seat this fall. That’s because the district will be entirely redrawn when the primaries for the seat take place two months from now and at least one candidate, Lamb, won’t even live there for a possible rematch. Tuesday’s election is also taking place with the 115th Congress’ heaviest legislating in the rear view mirror. With midterm primaries already underway, the chances of major bills...
  • Tariffs Are ‘Just a Pin Prick’ Compared to What’s Needed to Halt China’s ‘Predatory Policies

    03/11/2018 7:50:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 11,2017 | Michael Pillsbury
    “The National Science Foundation has over 100 agreements that date back to Jimmy Carter; never reviewed by the Congress,” said Pillsbury. “These agreements require the U.S. government to turn over our fresh scientific findings to the Chinese. We have a huge office in Beijing that does this. and the Chinese have been known to kind of, in a cheeky way, they even complain if they read about some new scientific discovery and the U.S. hasn’t turned it over to them. Pillsbury advised Americans to update their perceptions of China. “They have more billionaires, now, than we do,” said Pillsbury. “There’s...
  • Like Reagan, Trump Told Working Class Americans ‘I’ve Got Your Back and I’ll Fight for You’

    03/11/2018 3:31:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | March 11,2018 | Robert Kraychik
    “I started looking at Reagan as an intellectual matter after the debacle of 2008,” explained Olsen. “The Republican Party [after the 2008 election] was in the worst position it had been in since 1978. I’m old enough to remember 1978 and Ronald Reagan, and I thought he brought us back before. Maybe we can learn something from how he did it. And what I learned was a Ronald Reagan that was completely different than what I had been told about. He was a Ronald Reagan who was interpreting the New Deal rather than opposing it. He was a Ronald Reagan...
  • Stormy Daniels and Ted Kennedy

    03/11/2018 8:25:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 10, 2018 | John Hinderaker
    Worst case, Trump paid Stormy Daniels. But he didn’t kill her. That distinguishes him from the Liberal Lion of the Senate. If you want a scandal, and a cover-up that succeeded to a remarkable degree, look no further than Chappaquiddick. The Democratic Party conspired to cover up Ted Kennedy’s crime–manslaughter, in a particularly vile form–to preserve his political viability, at the cost of an innocent young woman’s life. To this day, most people have no idea what the Chappaquiddick scandal was all about. That is how successful the Democrats’ cover-up has been. Most Americans assume that Kennedy was guilty of...
  • 'I Can Die Happy Now' with Trump Job Performance, Declares Mary Matalin

    03/10/2018 3:57:02 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 9, 2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Political consultant Mary Matalin praised President Trump as “a great president,” calling his job performance “stunning” and adding that she can “die happy now.” “I think he's stunning; he's a paradigmatic shift because, for him, I think, it's an isolated paradigm shift. I don't think anybody else can do it because everybody else who thinks they know about politics impedes their own forward motion by saying it can't be done. He doesn’t have that gene --everything can be done,” she said. “Everything is possible, and guess what? He has proved that it is. Do you know how many years, decades,...
  • Trump's popularity hits new heights - and Dems run scared

    03/09/2018 1:58:39 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 9,2018 | Monica Showalter
    In agonizing, painful, miserable news for the Trump-hating left, a new Marist poll finds that President Trump's popularity has reached a new high at 42% approval, the highest it's been since he took office. According to The Hill: Trump's approval rating rose from the 38 percent he received in the poll last month. And the percentage of Americans who strongly approve of Trump held at 24 percent from last month’s survey, an all-time high for the president. At the same time, Trump's disapproval rate, now at 50%, fell four percentage points from 54%. The voters that the Trump haters the...
  • A ‘Major Second Wave’ of U.S. Fracking Is About to Be Unleashed Upon the World

    03/07/2018 5:44:48 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Time ^ | March | By JUSTIN WORLAND
    The International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a new forecast this week that growth in U.S. oil production will cover 80% of new global demand for oil in the next three years. U.S. oil production is expected to increase nearly 30% to 17 million barrels a day by 2023 with much of that growth coming from oil produced through fracking in West Texas. Republicans politicians and policymakers celebrated the news and sought to take credit for the development. Trump has sought to portray himself as a savior of the U.S. oil and gas industry, opening up federal lands to oil...
  • How Russia Tried to Block US Energy Production

    03/07/2018 4:46:18 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 6,2018 | John Hinderaker
    Russia’s supposed “meddling” in the 2016 election has been an endless topic of news coverage, but for some reason our press has shown little interest in other instances of Russian meddling–the nuclear freeze movement of the 1980s, for example, or more recently, Russia’s effort to discredit fracking and rouse popular opposition to pipeline construction. Could we have a little accountability here? Which environmental organizations took money from Russia to try to weaken the American energy sector? Did they do it wittingly or unwittingly? What was the Russian money used for? Our press has shown a remarkable lack of curiosity about...

    03/06/2018 7:00:33 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 6,2018 | John Hinderaker
    We wrote here about Anastasia Vashukevich, an Instagram model/sex coach who ran afoul of the authorities in Bangkok. Vashukevich was arrested for “giving sex lessons to Russian tourists” without a permit and was interviewed by the Associated Press while on board a police van taking her to a jail. Seriously. Like the rest of us, Vashukevich would rather be on the outside of a Bangkok jail looking in, than on the inside looking out. She was enterprising enough to claim that she has top-secret information about President Trump and the Russians that she is willing to reveal if someone will...
  • Wait… one illegal alien bilked us out of how much money?

    03/05/2018 9:23:56 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 5,2018 | Jazz Shaw
    From 1989 to 2016, according to the plea agreement, he received around $361,000 in benefits — which included Medi-Cal, food stamps and Supplemental Security Income benefits. Anduaga also managed to run up a record of felonies while enjoying his freedom in America. The name he used to collect all these benefits was far from his only false identity. His records indicate that he’s used 21 different names with six different birthdays going all the way back to 1974. In that time he’s been deported twice (in 1994 and 2000) but he gave different names every time so Border Patrol didn’t...
  • Illegal immigrant from Mexico pleads guilty to using fake identity to steal $361,000 in benefits

    03/04/2018 5:06:24 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 4,2017
    A Mexican national has confessed to stealing the identity of an American citizen, and over the course of 37 years pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in government benefits. Andres Avelino Anduaga, 66 – who hails from Tijuana, Mexico – admitted in San Diego federal court on Thursday that he assumed the fake identity of a Texas resident named Abraham Riojos in 1980 after obtaining a fraudulent birth certificate, and then successfully applied for a California driver’s license, Social Security number and passport. From 1989 to 2016, according to the plea agreement, he received around $361,000 in benefits -- which...
  • On Tariffs, Hold the Hysteria

    03/03/2018 6:52:41 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 3,2018 | John Hinderaker
    President Trump said last week that he intends to use powers granted him by Congress to impose import duties on steel and aluminum. That was all it took for the press to become free traders. Gloom and doom are everywhere, as reporters gleefully tell us how our trading partners are planning to retaliate and how Trump’s tariffs will damage the economy. I don’t recall a similar reaction when it was Democrats who were the leading protectionists. President George W. Bush imposed tariffs of up to 30% on steel in 2002. They remained in effect for more than a year. And...
  • Dead bank robber is another victim with ‘unmet needs’

    03/03/2018 6:39:08 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    davidblaska ^ | davidblaska
    Money is protected by force of arms; children are not The aborted bank robbery on Madison’s far east side is what separates our liberal-progressive-socialists acquaintances from the rest of us. Hall Alder Amanda Hall reflects Thursday’s was the fourth robbery in 14 months at the Chase branch bank on Milwaukee Street, located in a residential neighborhood. Following the one in early December. All of them armed or thought to be armed. An armed bank security guard shot the suspected robber dead with a single bullet. Would that his security guard been on duty at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School! We’ve...
  • Turns Out Whoopi Goldberg is an NRA Member (2012)

    03/02/2018 5:00:47 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    5/12/2012 ^ | by Dabney Bailey
    Whoopi Goldberg admitted recently on The View that she’s actually a member of the National Rifle Association. Who knew? We’re going to go out on a limb and guess that the vast majority of our readers aren’t the type of people who regularly watch The View (though there may be a handful of you out there), so you probably didn’t catch the May 9 episode with guest John Stossel of Fox. Stossel was chatting with the ladies about his new book, “No, They Can’t: Why Government Fails But Individuals Succeed.” Trayvon Martin and gun control inevitably came up and hostess...
  • Poll: Backlash against Hollywood's anti-gun lecturing, even among Democrats

    03/02/2018 4:38:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 2,2018 | Paul Bedard
    The more Americans hear liberal Hollywood actors lecturing them on gun control the more they support the Second Amendment, according to a pre-Oscars poll. Zogby Analytics found that when movie stars, who often have their own gun-toting security protecting them, slam access to guns, support for guns increases. The poll provided to Secrets found that millennials especially repel at Hollywood’s anti-gun message, which can be especially hypocritical coming from those involved in violent movies, TV shows and video games. “Hollywood interjecting itself into the debate makes even the Democratic base want to bear arms,” said the survey analysis in a...
  • Indicted Russians. That's It?

    03/01/2018 3:34:07 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 1,2018 | By Michael Ledeen
    Russians spent some money buying Americans to demonstrate? Or just found kindred spirits online to do it free? Or, horror of horrors, Russians lied on their visa applications? Or, Americans cheated on their tax returns? Or, Americans made “false statements” to FBI investigators when, as in the Flynn debacle, the bureau had already said there were no lies? That’s the output thus far from Team Mueller with regard to their mission to investigate whether there was Russian meddling in our presidential election in 2016, and whether Americans “colluded” with the Russians in such endeavors. So far, we haven’t seen anyone...
  • Report: Mueller’s investigation takes a bizarre turn

    03/01/2018 3:14:59 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 89 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 1,2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Washington Post reports that Robert Mueller is investigating President Trump’s “private comments and state of mind” during the period when he issued a series of tweets belittling Attorney General Jeff Sessions. According to the Post, the thrust of Mueller’s inquiry is to determine whether the president’s goal was to oust Sessions in order to pick a replacement who would exercise control over Mueller’s investigation. If this story is true, it demonstrates why the nation needs someone in the Justice Department to exercise control over Mueller’s investigation. It also confirms the suspicion that Mueller is either nuts, desperate to get...
  • Ann Coulter: The School to Mass Murder Pipeline

    02/28/2018 7:00:33 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feburary 28,2017 | Ann Coulter
    School and law enforcement officials knew Cruz was a ticking time bomb. They did nothing because of a deliberate, willful, bragged-about policy to end the “school-to-prison pipeline.” This is the feature part of the story, not the bug part. If Cruz had taken out full-page ads in the local newspapers, he could not have demonstrated more clearly that he was a dangerous psychotic. He assaulted students, cursed out teachers, kicked in classroom doors, started fist fights, threw chairs, threatened to kill other students, mutilated small animals, pulled a rifle on his mother, drank gasoline and cut himself, among other “red...
  • TRUMP 2020? YES!

    02/27/2018 7:53:43 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 27,2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    TRUMP 2020? YES! When the 2016 primary season started, there were 17 Republican candidates in the field. In my estimation, Donald Trump ranked somewhere between #15 and #17. (It was hard to take George Pataki, for example, seriously.) I was surprised when he emerged from the pack, and I worried about whether he was conservative enough to be the Republican nominee, but I was never a Never Trumper. And I was one of the few who predicted that he would win the election. A year into his administration, I am impressed: so far, Trump is obviously, in my view, our...