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  • Beto O’Rourke: I’m Open To A Conversation About America Being Managed Under Its Original Principles

    01/16/2019 12:46:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2019 | Allahpundit
    Isn’t this guy supposed to be the “centrist” in the race, the fake progressive trying to muscle in on Bernie’s turf?Or is that the point of this answer, to yank the left’s nobs by showing that his zeal for upending the American order is such that he’s willing to go full reboot to do it?I thought the worst we’d have to fear from these tools is 70 percent tax rates. Throughout the two-hour interview — which was often interrupted by bystanders urging him to run for president — O’Rourke boomeranged between a bright-eyed hope that the United States will...
  • Opinion: Want to unclog roads, lower rents? Stop attracting illegal immigrants

    01/16/2019 10:14:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    KIRO Radio - Seattle ^ | January 16, 2019 | BY DORI MONSON
    What if I told you that I could virtually eliminate gridlock in this region? That I could lower housing prices, especially for the poor and working class? And that I could raise wages, especially for the poor and working class? What if I told you I could do all of that, and it wouldn’t cost one penny in tax dollars? If you would just have the wisdom to put me in charge, I could do all of that. What is this magic formula, you might ask? I’m willing to say things that people aren’t willing to say in this politically...
  • Trump feels shutdown pressure from economists, Nancy Pelosi

    01/16/2019 10:09:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies ^ | 01/16/2018 | By CATHERINE LUCEY, JILL COLVIN and LISA MASCARO
    Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought. In a letter to Trump, Pelosi cited security concerns, noting that both the Secret Service and the Homeland Security Department are affected by the partial government shutdown, now it its fourth week. She added that unless the government reopens this week, they should find another date — it's now Jan. 29 — or Trump should deliver the address in...
  • CNN's Avlon Suggests Ann Coulter Speaks From Hell

    01/16/2019 9:19:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Avlon is CNN's snarkiest commentator. I sincerely believe he stays up nights working on sarcastic quips designed to get him noticed. But this morning, it was an apparent ad lib that is of note. On New Day, Alisyn Camerota asked why President Trump hasn't accepted a deal that would end the partial government shutdown. Co-host John Berman, referring to a statement by Ann Coulter, offered an explanation, saying he had "a sign, a word from up above." Avlon interjected: "Whoa, whoa: directionally off!"Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,January 16,2019

    01/16/2019 8:38:06 AM PST · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 16, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/ Afternoon, MEGAWELCOMEToHumpDayEIBExcellenceDITTOS!
  • Boston Mayor Wants to Require Doctors to ask if Patients own Guns

    01/16/2019 8:19:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 101 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Boston Mayor Martin Walsh wants to mandate that Doctors teach patients about gun safety. It appears to be another Orwellian definition. Gun safety in these circumstances seems to mean getting rid of guns. There is no mention of using known gun safety experts who have been working on the subject for decades. From Involving doctors in gun safety: This act would require medical professionals to ask patients about guns in the home, and bring up the topics of gun safety. The goal, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said, is to identify those at risk for domestic violence, suicide...
  • Nancy Pelosi to Trump: Reschedule State of Union address or just submit it in writing to Congress

    01/16/2019 6:44:29 AM PST · by Oratam · 27 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 16, 2019 | Dan Mangan & Brian Schwartz
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump in a letter to either reschedule his State of the Union address or deliver it in writing to Congress while the government continues to be partially shut down.
  • House Democrats Readying Multi-Pronged Attack on Second Amendment

    01/16/2019 6:11:26 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 1/16/2019 | Bob Barr
    While most observers’ eyes initially focused on the drama surrounding freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s long shot bid for a seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, veteran Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was quietly installed as Chair of the Financial Services Committee. For gun owners and businesses, this is a worst-case scenario. To many of those outside observers, it might seem as if the Judiciary Committee — with primary jurisdiction in the House over firearms laws and regulations — would be the key battleground for firearms-related attacks. However, for those of us who bear the battle scars earned through years...
  • Leaders nix recess with no shutdown deal in sight

    01/15/2019 4:43:37 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 1/15/19 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate and House leaders said Tuesday they will cancel the Martin Luther King Day recess unless there is a sudden resolution to the 25-day partial government shutdown, which appears unlikely given a breakdown in high-level talks.
  • Free pet food for federal workers

    01/15/2019 1:57:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Fox News - Tampa Bay ^ | January 14, 2019 | by FOX 13 News staff
    The partial government shutdown has thousands of federal workers in Florida living without a paycheck right now. Without money coming in the bank, many of them are faced with a difficult decision: feed themselves or their pets. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is making sure that no federal worker has to make that call. The shelter is giving away free pet food to qualified federal workers. The Humane Society says the food assistance program for federal workers helps in more ways than one. Federal workers would need to provide proof before taking home food for their cats and dogs....
  • 1,500 GoFundMe pages have been set up by furloughed government employees looking for help

    01/15/2019 1:37:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | January 15, 2019 | by Doug Criss (D-CNN)
    The pleas on GoFundMe come from people across all walks of life. A single mom. A librarian. A Border Patrol agent. Even an artist. But their stories all have something in common: They reveal the human toll of the partial government shutdown that's now the longest in US history. In recent days more than 1,500 campaigns have been set up on the crowdfunding site by furloughed government employees looking for help, GoFundMe spokeswoman Katherine Cichy told CNN. Together, the campaigns so far have raised more than $300,000. Anna Cory, a furloughed research librarian for the Environmental Protection Agency, said the...
  • Conservative Groups Targeted in Lois Lerner’s IRS Scandal Receive Settlement Checks

    01/15/2019 1:14:28 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 11th 2019 | M.D. Kittle
    The federal government in recent days has been issuing settlement checks to 100 right-of-center groups wrongfully targeted for their political beliefs under the Obama administration’s Internal Revenue Service, according to an attorney for the firm that represented plaintiffs in NorCal v. United States. Most of the claimants will each receive a check for approximately $14,000. Five conservative groups that were integrally involved in the lawsuit get a bonus payment of $10,000 each. About $2 million of the settlement goes to cover the legal costs of five long years of litigation. IRS attorneys attempted delay after delay, objection after objection, trying...
  • Immediate fossil fuel phaseout could arrest climate change - study

    01/15/2019 1:06:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 15, 2019 | by Damian Carrington
    Climate change could be kept in check if a phaseout of all fossil fuel infrastructure were to begin immediately, according to research. It shows that meeting the internationally agreed aspiration of keeping global warming to less than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels is still possible. The scientists say it is therefore the choices being made by global society, not physics, which is the obstacle to meeting the goal. The study found that if all fossil fuel infrastructure – power plants, factories, vehicles, ships and planes – from now on are replaced by zero-carbon alternatives at the end of their useful lives,...
  • Could Nancy Pelosi be the next president of the United States?

    01/15/2019 1:01:38 PM PST · by seanmerc · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 15 Jan 19 | Allan Lichtman
    It is unlikely, but now at least possible, that Nancy Pelosi will be the next president of the United States. It will not happen by election in 2020, but by succession to the White House this year. Some of you might recall that after the near assassination of Ronald Reagan, chaos ensued in the White House. Secretary of State Alexander Haig told reporters, “Constitutionally, gentlemen, you have the president, the vice president and the secretary of state, in that order.” He added, “As for now, I am in control here, in the White House, pending the return of the vice...
  • Furloughed mom faces choice of buying insulin or making mortgage payment

    01/15/2019 12:57:37 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 116 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 14, 2019 | by Chip Reid (D-CBS)
    Lynette Gabourel has been a federal employee for 38 years, including 10 years in the Navy. She said she has always been committed service. But now she's stuck, having been furloughed from her job at the International Trade Commission amid the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. A single mother of three grown children, two of whom live with her, Gabourel is worried about paying her mortgage and her diabetes medications. "For this month, I'm good," she said. But if her situation continues into February, she said she's going to have to make a choice between insulin and her mortgage...
  • Judge denies 'essential' federal workers' request to be paid during the shutdown

    01/15/2019 12:39:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 15, 2019 | by JEFFREY COOK
    A federal judge on Tuesday denied requests from unions representing air traffic controllers and other employees required to work through the government shutdown that they either be paid or have the option to skip work while missing paychecks. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled to keep the status quo, saying that an order allowing employees considered essential to skip work would be "chaotic" in a best-case scenario and "catastrophic" at worst. Lawyers for the labor unions, including National Treasury Employees Union, argued withholding pay while forcing labor is unconstitutional and violated U.S. labor laws. Leon said only Congress can appropriate...
  • Trump's Shutdown Trap?

    01/15/2019 6:05:56 AM PST · by captaincaveman · 104 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 15, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Has President Trump suckered Democrats and the Deep State into a trap that will enable a radical downsizing of the federal bureaucracy? In only 5 more days of the already-“longest government shutdown in history” (25 days and counting, as of today), a heretofore obscure threshold will be reached, enabling permanent layoffs of bureaucrats furloughed 30 days or more.
  • Think Progress editor: Conservatives are thrilled a Chicago woman defended herself with a gun

    01/15/2019 12:28:47 PM PST · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 1/15/2019 | john sexton
    Last Tuesday a 25-year-old woman in Chicago was waiting at the bus stop in the early morning when she was approached by a 19-year-old man with a gun. The Chicago Tribune describes what happened next: Video from across the street apparently captured the incident so police know exactly what happened. The intended victim had a concealed carry permit for her gun so she is not in any trouble with authorities. This is a clear case of self-defense.
  • As shutdown drags on, federal workers flock to food pantries

    01/15/2019 11:06:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 15, 2019 | By Megan Cerullo (D-CBS)
    Federal workers -- who haven't seen paychecks since before the government closed on Dec. 22 -- are lining up at food pantries across the U.S. The Capital Area Food Bank, which operates in the Washington, D.C. area, hosted five pop-up food pantry locations after federal workers -- who missed their paychecks for the first time last Friday -- flooded the organization's "Hunger Lifeline" with calls for help, according to President and CEO Radha Muthiah. Hotline representatives direct callers to the food pantries closest to their homes, and help make them aware of supplementary nutrition alternatives. "We have seen an uptick...
  • DOJ Report: Guns Carried During Crimes Most Frequently Obtained Off the Street or Underground(?)

    01/15/2019 10:52:03 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 1/15/2019 | Emily Ward
    A report published on Jan. 9 by the Department of Justice (DOJ) found that in 2016, criminals who carried firearms while they committed crimes most frequently obtained the guns either off the street or underground, rather than through legal purchases. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reported that an estimated 287,400 prisoners possessed a gun in 2016 while they committed the crimes for which they were imprisoned. Of these, “more than half (56%) had either stolen it (6%), found it at the scene of the crime (7%), or obtained it off the street or from the underground market (43%). Most...