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  • American Revolution 'pointless' because judges now rule (Horowitz)

    05/21/2017 12:40:45 PM PDT · by blueplum · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 19 May 2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    Americans have already lost their right to self-government. Every issue of importance is decided by unelected judges. And while the Republican majority and President Trump seem without power, the country is gripped in nothing less than a “foundational crisis.” That’s the charge of Daniel Horowitz, author of “Stolen Sovereignty,” who outlined the existential stakes facing the American people in an interview with Stefan Molyneux. [snip] “Even with this system, there is a remedy to take back jurisdiction. Article III, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, the entire jurisdiction of the courts are the subject matter. The Supreme Court, much less...
  • Alan Dershowitz: I Don’t See Any Evidence of Collusion – Even if There Was, Not a Crime (VIDEO)

    05/19/2017 8:31:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/18/2017 | Jim Hoft
    Prominent American lawyer and author Alan Dershowitz, a Democrat, told Elizabeth MacDonald on FOX Business Network that he had seen no evidence of collusion between Donald Trump and Russia and even if there was evidence it wasn’t a crime. Alan Dershowitz: Well first of all I don’t see any evidence of collusion, and second even if there was major collusion, that’s not a crime. Even hypothetically if the administration or the candidate got together with the Russians and said, “Please help me become president. Do whatever you can to help me.” That wouldn’t be a crime… The most serious condemnations...
  • IT'S TIME TO FIGHT!

    05/19/2017 11:11:53 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 9 replies
    Vanity ^ | 5 19 2017 | Dick Bachert
    Fed up with the left's constant attacks on the DULY ELECTED PRESIDENT? Want to do the HARD WORK necessary to STOP THEM? It WILL take a million or more INFORMED and ANGRY VOTERS in each congressional district going to PRECINCT MEETINGS, pushing aside the RINOs and weak sisters then on to the conventions selecting and ELECTING to Congress more citizens who are NOT the arrogant Doug Neidermeyers of this world. Then going to their town hall meetings and watching them like the proverbial hawk, REPLACING THEM when necessary! Nothing else works! Bitching and wringing our hands just WON'T GET IT...
  • Ryan: I’m not saying Evan McMullin leaked the audio of our meeting, but …

    05/19/2017 9:41:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 19, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, the Washington Post created a 90-minute wonder with a scoop: leaked audio from a meeting of House Republicans supposedly contained an admission from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that Vladimir Putin had paid off Donald Trump. It became painfully obvious that McCarthy and several Republicans were joking during this exchange, but at least for a brief period of time, it was hot news. It did leave another question, though — who was the leaker? Hugh Hewitt asked Paul Ryan about the whodunit this morning, and whether he believed the rumor that former Capitol Hill staffer-turned-presidential candidate Evan McMullin engineered...
  • THE RETIREMENT OF JASON CHAFFETZ

    05/19/2017 8:22:01 AM PDT · by shortstop · 16 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/19/17 | Bob Lonsberry
    I'm unsure what to make of the retirement of Congressman Jason Chaffetz, because I don't know if it's a furlough or a desertion. I don't know if he is thinking about his wallet or his country. And only time will tell if this move is fateful or feckless. The chairman of the House Oversight Committee, a representative from Utah, Chaffetz says he's had a "midlife crisis," and he's tired of nights away from home and family. So he's going a new direction. My initial reaction was contempt. Because I hate quitters, and because the battle isn't over, and because many...
  • Democrat Rep. Corrine Brown Found GUILTY: 18 Counts of Fraud, Conspiracy and Obstruction

    05/11/2017 1:06:23 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 11, 2017 | Sundance
    Former U.S. Democrat Representative Corrine Brown was found guilty on 18 of 22 charges for fraud and tax evasion during trial verdict Thursday in federal court in Jacksonville. Brown was found guilty of taking tens-of-thousands of dollars from her One Door for Education Foundation, a charity for poor and impoverished children, and putting the money into her personal accounts for use in maintaining an indulgent lifestyle. She was also found guilty of conspiring within the scheme to defraud donors to the foundation, and guilty of attempts to impede/obstruct the investigation.
  • ICE Announces Crackdown on Congressional Interference with Deportations

    05/09/2017 6:43:39 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 14 replies
    Brietbart ^ | May 8, 2017 | Ian Mason
    Stays of removal are frequently issued to aliens otherwise slated for deportation when members of Congress introduce “private bills” to individually grant those aliens permanent legal status. While these bills rarely come to a vote and are even more rarely passed, ICE previously granted aliens stays of removal as a matter of course, while the bills are formally under consideration — a policy that can allow otherwise removable persons to remain in the United States for months if not years. ...
  • Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. to run for Congress against Rep. Julia Brownley

    05/08/2017 6:18:41 PM PDT · by boycott · 16 replies
    LATimes.com ^ | May 8, 2017
    Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. is running for Congress, challenging Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), who represents the southern central coast and most of Ventura County, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday. Attempts to reach the Republican candidate were unsuccessful Monday, but GOP strategist Charles Moran, who will serve as Sabato’s fundraiser, confirmed the run. Strategist Jeff Corless will serve as a top adviser. Sabato is a longtime actor best known for roles in “General Hospital” and “Melrose Place” and as a model for Calvin Klein underwear. In recent years he has appeared in several reality...
  • Susan Collins: House GOP made ‘mistake’ in defunding Planned Parenthood

    05/08/2017 7:44:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/08/2017 | By Valerie Richardson
    Sen. Susan Collins on Sunday called it a “mistake” for the House Republicans’ health care bill to defund Planned Parenthood. “That is an important issue to me because I don’t think that low-income women should be denied their choice of health care providers for family planning, cancer screenings, some well-women care,” the Maine Republican said on ABC’s “This Week.” “It’s not the only issue in this huge bill, but I certainly think that it’s not fair and it is a mistake to defund Planned Parenthood,” said Ms. Collins. “But it’s one of many issues.” The American Health Care Act, passed...
  • New GA runoff poll shows … what momentum looks like?

    05/07/2017 6:10:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 6, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, maybe. Democrats for some reason bragged about an internal poll in Georgia’s 6th Congressional district runoff election last week which showed their candidate, Jon Ossoff, picking up absolutely no more support than the 48% he got in the all-in primary. Instead, Republican Karen Handel jumped from 19% to 47% in a week. When Ossoff declared on Twitter that “this is what momentum looks like!”, one could be forgiven for wondering just who he meant to promote. Last night, a new poll from WSB and Landmark Communications showed Handel with slightly more momentum, if it can be called that, narrowly...
  • New frontier in “Resistance”: Mailing your ashes to Congress after the GOP health-care law kills you

    05/06/2017 3:08:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 5, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Anyone can be an activist during life. True woke-ness belongs to those willing to turn their own carcass into a political statement. Right now you’re thinking, “AP, there is no ‘GOP health-care law.’ There’s a GOP health-care bill that’s already deader than the people it’s supposedly going to kill.” True, but clickbait has its own logic and slacktivism takes many forms. One man’s “Bring Back Our Girls” hashtag is another man’s “FedEx-ing my ashes to Paul Ryan.” Incidentally, don’t try to FedEx your dead body to anyone. As HuffPo notes, federal law makes the U.S. Postal Service the exclusive carrier...
  • Congress rejects paying salaries to terrorists

    05/05/2017 9:15:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 05/05/17 04:06 | Nitsan Keidar
    The Senate on Thursday passed a $1.1 trillion funding bill which includes a number of provisions to help Israel address security-related challenges. Senators voted 79-18 in favor of the bill, which will passed the House on Wednesday. The Omnibus Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017 provides $3.1 billion plus an additional $75 million in overall security assistance to Israel. […] The bill also includes a provision that reduces aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) on a dollar-for-dollar basis for any support the PA, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and any affiliated organization provides to terrorists or their families. …
  • Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 5.5.2017

    05/05/2017 5:34:24 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX
    DB Daily Update ^ | 5.5.2017 | David Blackmon
    - Republicans in the House of Representatives actually managed to achieve something of significance, passing a bill that would revamp the collapsing Obamacare system, hopefully in ways that make it something that’s actually workable. After the vote, they paid the Democrats back for the rub-it-in celebration they held earlier in the week following the vote on the atrocity of a spending bill with a rub-it-in session of their own at the White House. Which is fine, since rubbing it in on your opponent is perhaps the longest-standing tradition in American politics. - Democrats on the House floor pretended to be...
  • House Republicans claim a major victory with passage of health-care overhaul

    05/04/2017 3:58:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2017 | Ed O'Keefe, Paige Winfield Cunningham and Amy Goldstein
    House Republicans on Thursday narrowly passed a controversial bill to overhaul the nation’s health-care system, claiming a major victory even as the measure faces an uncertain fate in the closely divided U.S. Senate. Under intense pressure to show they can govern and to make good on their promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Republicans pushed through the bill after adopting a last-minute change that earned it just enough votes to pass. However, the House version fell significantly short of the GOP’s long-held goals, making major dents in large portions of the current law but not outright repealing...
  • Here are the 20 Republicans who rejected ObamaCare repeal

    05/04/2017 1:29:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/04/2017 | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty mostly centrist House Republicans who represent swing districts voted against the GOP’s legislation to repeal and replace the healthcare law on Thursday. Two more defections would have doomed the bill, signaling how tough a vote it was for many lawmakers. Only one member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, freshman Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), voted against the measure because it didn’t go far enough to fully repeal the healthcare law. Two other libertarian-minded conservatives, Reps. Thomas Massie (Ky.) and Walter Jones (N.C.), also opposed it. The defectors were primarily centrists who had trepidations about voting for the bill after...
  • Two GOP Legislators Propose American Replacement Bill, Plus Amnesty

    05/04/2017 11:53:47 AM PDT · by WatchungEagle · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2017 | Neil Munro
    Two GOP legislators are introducing legislation to let states annually import 500,000 foreign blue-collar workers and white-collar professionals to replace Americans who have fallen out of the workforce and into drug addiction. The American replacement bill is needed because companies can’t hire the employees they want amid the massive decline in the number of Americans who are seeking work, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson told an event hosted Wednesday by the CATO Institute.
  • Sly UniParty Healthcare Vote Manuever…

    05/04/2017 7:40:00 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 11 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 3, 2017 | Sundance
    The UniParty is sly, I would say professionally and expertly so, and before readers feel the need to point out the obvious – when it comes to legislation, yes, I am professionally cynical. The reason is simple, having trained ourselves to see when the pea is never under the shell, the legislative conversations that really matter are always behind a Potemkin Village called K-Street. You have to know the unwritten legislative rules of the UniParty as they have been evidenced for almost 15 years to understand the ruse.
  • Congressional exemption from GOP healthcare plan to be addressed separately

    05/04/2017 6:05:29 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/4/17 | Olivia Beavers
    As Republicans rush to vote on their latest ObamaCare repeal-and-replace plan, it appears to still include a waiver exempting members of Congress and their staffs from losing the healthcare bill's popular provisions. House GOP leaders worked Wednesday night to fast-track consideration of their ObamaCare replacement bill without posting the bill text and without a Congressional Budget Office analysis detailing the effects of the latest changes to the legislation. After Vox reported that the bill appeared to still include the exemption for lawmakers, Rep. Tom MacArthur's (R-N.J.) office said separate legislation would close that loophole
  • Trump Opens Doors on Oil Exploration, but Deeper Reforms Still Needed

    05/03/2017 8:56:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 28, 2017 | Nicolas Loris
    In another move to free up domestic energy supplies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday aimed at lifting the Obama administration’s offshore drilling restrictions.For decades, bad policies have blocked access to America’s abundance of domestic resources, yet America has still managed to be a global energy leader. Trump’s executive order, “Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy,” could unleash further success in the energy sector.The economic potential sitting just off America’s coasts is enormous. The Outer Continental Shelf is awash with natural resources, containing an estimated 86 billion barrels of oil and 420 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.Realizing...
  • The little tweak that's about to give Trump a big win on health care

    05/03/2017 7:38:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Vox ^ | May 3, 2017 | Dylan Scott
    House Republicans look to have the votes they need to pass their embattled health care bill. All it took, apparently, was adding a few billion dollars to the bill, to provide cover to moderate lawmakers who had been reluctant to support it. This latest change, added to the American Health Care Act on Wednesday night with a vote expected less than 24 hours later, steers an additional $8 billion to reduce insurance costs for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Experts say the funding is still short of what is actually necessary to keep many of those patients from experiencing insurance...