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  • Trump as Hercules Cleaning Out the Augean Stables

    02/17/2019 5:09:50 AM PST · by upchuck · 17 replies
    Am Thinker ^ | Feb 17, 2019 | Clarice Feldman
    Last week in Viareggio, Italy, the citizens paraded with a huge float depicting President Trump as Hercules. Looking at his many accomplishments against countless enemies and political opponents, the depiction was not inapt. Like Hercules, he defeated the Queen of the Amazons, and this week, he's going on to clean out the Augean Stables. In this respect, he's aided by the utter stupidity of his opponents. A. The Green New Deal For decades now, under the guise of environmental protection, the far left has tied down America's economy. It's been largely gradual, hidden in fancy language and supported by those...
  • EPA enforcement drops sharply in Trump’s 2nd year in office

    02/08/2019 6:21:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 8, 2019 | Ellen Knickmeyer
    Civil and criminal crackdowns on polluters dropped sharply in the second year of the Trump administration, according to 2018 enforcement figures released Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Trump administration EPA says the agency is taking a new tack with polluters, giving states more of a role in regulation and enforcement and stressing education and voluntary compliance with offenders as well as fines and criminal prosecution. […] The EPA has been one of the most active agencies overall in carrying out the deregulatory goals of President Donald Trump. Environmental and public-health groups say the business-friendly rollbacks place public health...
  • Who really wants to drain the "Swamp"?

    01/23/2019 8:20:57 AM PST · by Rumplemeyer · 58 replies
    Here is one very easy way to drain the swamp that is our government. Change our present tax system to a flat tax system. You see our present system is based on a series of one shot laws written for the benefit of those making donations to our congress and senate critters. Why do you think the tax code is almost 100 thousand pages long? A flat tax system would eliminate this legal bribery. No more special exemptions for consideration of the generous donations to reelection campaigns of our "Leaders". These are known to we the great unwashed as "Loopholes"...
  • An Epidemic of Erasures, Redactions, Omissions, and Perjuries

    01/06/2019 11:25:48 PM PST · by T-Bird45 · 13 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 1/6/2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Imagine the following: The IRS sends you, John Q. Citizen, a letter alleging you have not complied with U.S. tax law. In the next paragraph, the tax agency then informs you that it needs a series of personal and business documents. Indeed, it will be sending agents out to discuss your dilemma and collect the necessary records. But when the IRS agents arrive, you explain to them that you cannot find about 50 percent of the documents requested, and have no idea whether they even exist. You sigh that both hard copies of pertinent information have unfortunately disappeared and hard...
  • The Time for Social Intervention is at Hand

    01/02/2019 5:01:13 PM PST · by Baynative · 22 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | 1/2/18 | Jim Boyer
    The Time for Social Intervention is at Hand In the turbulence of this political storm our society is at the point of no return and our own worst enemy is us. It is our failure to motivate our own neighbors and urge them to support America before we lose it forever that spells doom for the greatest country our earth has known. In the last century a standard of mankind was that if something needed to be done to confront evil, Americans stepped up and did it. That may be a thing of the past, but we must understand that...
  • Arkansas Swamp Bleeds as Clintons Circle The Drain

    12/02/2018 10:56:05 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies
    Corey's Digs ^ | November 24, 2018 | Corey Lynn
    Arkansas Swamp Bleeds as Clintons Circle The Drain November 24, 2018 / 28 Comments Many have read sprinkles of press releases from the justice department regarding arrests and indictments coming out of Arkansas, but few have observed the magnitude of this swamp creature and all its tentacles. They rarely tie the individuals into the big picture in these press releases, so oftentimes, it’s a quick, “yay, another swamp creature down,” without realizing they all connect. Aside from local news outlets in Arkansas, that require paid subscriptions to read the news, the Arkansas swamp is getting little to no coverage. Remember...
  • Americans Are Ready for the DOJ to Bring Justice and Finally “Drain the Swamp”!

    11/20/2018 11:31:28 AM PST · by bitt · 31 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 11/20/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Americans are so tired of seeing their duly-elected President Trump crucified for a fake Russia collusion conspiracy while the real criminals in the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Democrat Party go untouched. It’s past time for the Justice Department to finally “Drain the Swamp” and “Lock Her Up”! Before the 2016 election, Americans across the country were demanding that candidate Donald Trump clean Washington of the corruption and criminal cancer that plagued the Obama Administration and their DC cronies. At rally after rally Americans demanded that when elected, President Trump “Drain the Swamp” Americans were just as eager...
  • Kellyanne’s husband co-founds group of anti-Trump lawyers to defend 'truth' and 'rule of law' (Ugh)

    11/14/2018 7:51:29 AM PST · by BurgessKoch · 83 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2018 | David Martosko
    George Conway, a conservative attorney whose wife is Donald Trump's senior White House counselor, has formed an organization whose goal is to push back against the president. Charter members of the group, called Checks and Balances, include former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former acting Attorney General Stuart Gerson, former Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty and former Deputy White House Counsel Phillip Brady. Missing from its mission statement is any mention of Conway's wife, who helmed Trump's White House quest and became the first woman to successfully bring a presidential campaign across a November finish line. 'We believe in the...
  • Adam Schiff: The Tearing Down of Our Justice Department ‘Is Going to End’

    11/07/2018 5:03:41 AM PST · by dennisw · 64 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov 7th | Pam Key
    Tuesday night on MSNBC’s midterm election coverage, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said now that Democrats control the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump will not be able to tear down of the independence of the Justice Department. Schiff said, “The chances that Bob Mueller will be able to finish his work improved for the reason that our committee and others, like the government reform committee and the judiciary committee, which under Republican leadership served as basically surrogates for the president in their efforts to batter down the Justice Department, to give the president a pretext to fire people at the...
  • Goodlatte (VA): Oversight of FBI's Trump-Russia Investigation Won't Go Away After Midterms

    10/22/2018 8:25:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 22, 2018 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said the outcome of the midterm election will have no bearing on the investigation into the FBI/DOJ now being conducted by his committee: "Until January 3 at 12 noon, I'll be chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Trey Gowdy will be chairman the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and we will continue this investigation," Goodlatte told "Sunday Morning Futures" with Maria Bartiromo. As part of their probe into the origins of the FBI's Trump-Russia probe, Goodlatte and Gowdy plan to interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday,...
  • Want to make federal employees easier to fire? Here's Your Chance to drain the swamp

    09/20/2018 9:12:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/20/2018 | James Simpson
    Project Veritas just released its latest undercover video, "Unmasking the Deep State."  This first video focuses on a State Department employee who is both a poster child for the Deep State and a perfect example of why the federal bureaucracy needs serious reform.  Providentially, there is new legislation being considered in Congress that would do just that: the Merit Act (H.R. 559). The Merit Act would greatly streamline the process for firing employees who are poor performers, insubordinate, or otherwise engaged in misconduct.  Since the election of President Trump, the bureaucracy, including numerous holdovers from the Obama administration, has been engaged in...
  • Trump blasts Tester at Montana rally: 'He loves the swamp'

    09/07/2018 3:15:40 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 6, 2018
    President Trump bashed Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) during a campaign rally in his home state of Montana on Thursday night, accusing the incumbent senator of embracing the "swamp" in Washington, D.C. “Jon Tester will never drain the swamp because he happens to live in the swamp and he loves the swamp,” Trump said in Billings, Mont., while touting Tester's Senate GOP rival Matt Rosendale. "The problem is he’s never going to vote for me,” Trump added, referring to Tester. Trump attempted to tie the Democratic senator to his popular foils, Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.), House Democratic Leader Nancy...
  • Trump: I’m draining the Swamp and the Swamp is trying to fight back

    09/05/2018 8:45:27 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 67 replies
    Donald J. Trump. @realDonaldTrump 19m I’m draining the Swamp, and the Swamp is trying to fight back. Don’t worry, we will win!
  • Lanny Davis Says He Was A Source For CNN’s Trump Tower Story

    08/27/2018 7:03:03 PM PDT · by McGruff · 44 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 27, 2018 | Steven Perlberg
    Attorney Lanny Davis says he was an anonymous source in a July CNN story that reported his client, Michael Cohen, had privately claimed that President Trump had advance knowledge of the infamous Trump Tower meeting between his son and Russians — contradicting Davis's own words on CNN's air last week. In the story, Cohen was reported to claim he had personally witnessed Donald Trump Jr. informing then-candidate Trump about the June 2016 meeting. Such a claim from Cohen would directly contradict Trump’s statements about his knowledge of the meeting, where Russians were set to offer dirt on Hillary Clinton. CNN’s...
  • Michael Cohen's lawyer has done real damage to the case against Trump

    08/27/2018 7:14:37 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    News Times ^ | 8/27/2018 | Aaron Blake
    One of the most bizarre aspects of the investigations engulfing the Trump administration is the lawyers involved. Here we have a presidency on the line, and this is Trump's team? The top legal spokesmen for each side are . . . Rudy Giuliani and Lanny Davis!? Up until this point, though, Giuliani was the Great Contradictor and Davis was merely a colorful character. Now that has changed in a big way. In a new interview with The Washington Post's Tom Hamburger and Rosalind S. Helderman, Davis is backing off two massive claims he made in recent weeks, including that former...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Michael Cohen ‘Pleading Guilty to a Crime that Doesn’t Exist

    08/23/2018 4:34:29 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 August 2018 | Robert Craychick
    Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former attorney, is “pleading guilty to a crime that doesn’t exist” to further Democrats’ plans to impeach the president. He offered his analysis during a Wednesday interview with Breitbart Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight. “I don’t think there’s an impeachable offense,” said Dershowitz. “I believe you need to have a specific crime — treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors — and none of the things that [Michael] Cohen pleaded guilty to would rise to that level or even...
  • Trump Says He Will Declassify All Docs

    08/23/2018 8:24:41 PM PDT · by Signalman · 70 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/23/2018 | The Still Report
    Trump Says He Will Declassify All Docs
  • Deep State strikes back: Cohens politically charged statement in a plea deal to carry the narrative

    08/22/2018 3:27:46 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 28 replies
    Conservative Sounds
    Make no mistake, Michael Cohen facing possibly upwards of 70 years in prison on multiple tax fraud charges, was confronted by the Clintonistas, leftists and deep state cohorts with a proposition; that if he agree to plea ‘and’ *wink* make a statement’ against their sworn enemy, President Trump of some sort of criminality, then they will agree to a massively reduced sentence. The propaganda media along with Dems in Congress can now run with this statement as clear cut guilty without there being trial where Trump can properly defend himself. This gives leverage in their minds for Muellers Russian collusion...
  • Netflix cancels comedian Michelle Wolf's show (Show aborted)

    08/17/2018 10:05:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/17/2018 | JUSTIN WISE
    Comedian Michelle Wolf's Netflix talk show,"The Break With Michelle Wolf," will not be returning to the streaming service for a second season. Deadline reported on Friday that Wolf's Netflix series had been canceled only about three months after its first episode aired. The show's last episode was released on July 29. Wolf has not yet made a statement about her show's cancellation. The "Daily Show" star gained widespread notoriety earlier this year after giving a speech during the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner in which she repeatedly slammed White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. "I actually really like...
  • Revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President

    08/16/2018 2:19:48 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 129 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/16/2018 | William H. McRaven
    <p>William H. McRaven, a retired Navy admiral, was commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014. He oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.</p> <p>Former CIA director John Brennan, whose security clearance you revoked on Wednesday, is one of the finest public servants I have ever known. Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don’t know him.</p>