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  • Trump’s Political Tariff Bureaucracy

    08/08/2018 6:27:13 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 6, 2018
    Tariffs are taxes, which distort investment and limit growth. And like taxes, when tariffs are high they create a political incentive for exemptions and favoritism. Behold the Commerce Department’s new and tortuous process for reviewing exemptions to steel and aluminum tariffs. This is everything Republicans typically claim to hate. *** First, companies must submit a request attesting that their imports aren’t made in the U.S. in “a satisfactory quality” or “sufficient and reasonably available amount.” Companies must state the uses for their steel product, their average annual consumption of the product, as well as the number of days required to...
  • Hillary Clinton Implies Kavanaugh Will Lead America Back To Times Of Slavery

    07/13/2018 12:53:05 PM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/13/2018 | Mike Brest
    Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton implied that the potential confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would bring the United States back to the times of slavery during a speech on Friday. “I used to worry that they wanted to turn the clock back to the 1950s. Now, I worry they want to turn it back to the 1850s. These will be urgent fights. Stakes could not be higher,” she said during her speech at the American Federation of Teachers. “This nomination holds out the threat of devastating consequences for workers’ rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, women’s rights, including...
  • London mayor says preposterous for Trump to blame crime on immigration

    07/13/2018 6:52:10 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | JULY 13, 2018 | Kate Holton
    London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it was preposterous for Donald Trump to blame a rise in violent crime in the city on immigration after the U.S. president criticized his handling of crime and militant attacks.
  • GOP strategist: Trump base wants 'anyone who’s darker than a latte deported' (Rick Wilson)

    07/11/2018 9:59:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 | Joe Concha
    GOP strategist and CNN contributor Rick Wilson said Wednesday that Trump supporters "want anybody who’s darker than a latte deported" while arguing that some in the administration actually enjoy seeing migrant children being separated from their families. The remarks come as the White House faces considerable criticism from lawmakers on the both sides of the aisle over the "zero tolerance" policy that separated children from their parents after crossing the U.S. border illegally, despite Trump signing an executive order on June 20 to end the practice. A federal judge said the administration needs to expedite the reunification process after it...
  • Schumer, Pelosi: Trump's Germany comments an 'embarrassment'

    07/11/2018 10:34:37 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 10:10 AM EDT | Jordain Carney
    Congressional Democratic leadership blasted President Trump on Wednesday after he called Germany a "captive" of Russia, saying his comment at a NATO meeting "is an embarrassment." “President Trump’s brazen insults and denigration of one of America’s most steadfast allies, Germany, is an embarrassment. His behavior this morning is another profoundly disturbing signal that the president is more loyal to [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin than to our NATO allies," Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer(D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-N.Y.) said in a joint statement. Trump sparked a war of words with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after he said a...
  • Scarborough: Trump Picked Kavanaugh “to Protect Himself” from Prosecution

    07/10/2018 4:07:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sounding like Elizabeth Warren and other Dems with their eyes on 2020, Joe Scarborough is claiming that President Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh as his SCOTUS nominee for the basest of reasons: “to protect himself” from prosecution. On today’s Morning Joe, referring to a 2009 law review article Kavanaugh wrote in which he suggested that presidents be shielded from civil and criminal litigation while in office, Scarborough said: “There is no doubt . . . make no mistake of it, this is the reason . . . that’s why he has selected Judge Kavanaugh, because of this, single, 2009 article ....
  • 25 States Move to Keep Trump Off 2020 Ballot

    06/24/2018 7:29:23 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 126 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24 Jun 2018 | Erick Mack
    The latest resistance plan against President Donald Trump's 2020 election campaign includes attempts in at least 25 states to pass a law that requires presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the ballot. President Trump is the only modern-day president to refuse to release his personal tax returns, so conceivably a law passed to require that could block him from the ballot. The issue with that trolling plan is no state has been able to officially pass a law requiring it. Even deep blue California and New Jersey have vetoed the laws after it had passed both...
  • Why the I.R.S. Should Go After Trump

    06/16/2018 8:03:10 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 81 replies
    NYT ^ | 06 15 2018 | Philip T. Hackney
    As a former attorney for the chief counsel of the I.R.S. who specialized in nonprofit organizations, I believe Mr. Trump is also criminally liable for his actions. If I were still at the I.R.S., based on the lawsuit, I would make a criminal referral, on charges of tax evasion or false statements on a tax return, or both. On the tax evasion charge, the government must demonstrate that the defendant willfully failed to pay a tax he owed and acted to disguise or attempted to disguise that evasion. For a false statement charge, the government must show the defendant willingly...
  • James Comey Absolved of ‘Political Bias’ in First Leaked Passage from DOJ Watchdog Report(?!)

    06/14/2018 10:07:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/14/2018 | Josh Caplan
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s forthcoming report has concluded former FBI Director James Comey “dramatically” broke with bureau norms in its handling of the Clinton email investigation, according to Bloomberg News. “While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias on Comey’s part, we nevertheless concluded that by departing so clearly and dramatically from FBI and department norms, the decisions negatively impacted the perception of the FBI and the department as fair administrators of justice,” the watchdog head writes.
  • George Soros Complains: ‘Everything That Could Go Wrong, Has Gone Wrong’

    06/09/2018 1:38:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/09/18 | Justin Caruso
    George Soros recently lamented the rise of President Trump and anti-establishment parties across the globe, saying “everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong.” Soros made the comment in an interview with The Washington Post published Saturday. He also said that he did not expect Trump’s election, saying, “Apparently, I was living in my own bubble.” The activist billionaire also made the bizarre claim that President Trump would be “willing to destroy the world.” Soros has become known for using his immense wealth to influence politics in the United States and around the world.
  • 'It's not a one-time joke': Tom Arnold claims Roseanne WANTED fallout from her Twitter rant [tr]

    05/30/2018 11:21:20 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 102 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/30/18
    [snip] Arnold - who was a writer on the original Rosanne series - claimed that Barr's politics and social media showed that she was obsessed with the conspiracy theories that Donald Trump has been feeding to the masses. Arnold wrote for the show in 1988 and married Barr in 1990 but would divorce in 1994. 'This monkey thing is something that she tweeted before about black people, it's a meme that she and thousands of her alt-right fans do. They love to call black people monkeys, it's not a one time joke,' Arnold explained.
  • They're ALL Racist: NYT Writer, CNN Commentator Use Roseanne Fallout To Smear Trump Voters

    05/30/2018 8:21:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Folks, let’s be honest about a couple of things. One, how is the cancellation of a television show a presidential-level subject of conversation? Second, but now that it is; does watching Roseanne make me a bigot? The 2018 reboot of the show that garnered critical acclaim for its portrayal of a struggling working class family in the Rust Belt of America got off to solid ratings. It had been renewed for a second season—and liberal America was again perplexed. How could this happen? How could a sitcom about people we consider inferior in everyday do well? Who cares about...
  • Total Political War

    03/24/2018 5:55:43 AM PDT · by JustTheTruth · 13 replies
    American Greatness ^ | March 23, 2018 | Matthew J. Peterson
    The election of President Trump made it clear that America is not engaged in politics as usual. We are in the midst of a political war. If this wasn’t evident to some observers before, the furor this week over the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe should have driven it home. These are not ordinary political times. Regardless of their partisan leanings, those earnestly seeking to grasp what is happening understand that President Trump is, as Venkatesh Rao says, “more consequence than cause” of the underlying conflict. Perhaps he is...
  • Mark Levin Dismisses Discussion of Vincent Foster

    03/11/2018 8:27:47 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 37 replies
    March 11, 2018 | Allan J. Favish
    Go to http://www.marklevinshow.com/audio-rewind/ and scroll down to the audio file for 3/8/2018. At 1:05:35 to 1:07, Levin has a discussion with a caller until the caller, out of the blue, brings up Vincent Foster. Levin shuts down the conversation quickly with disdain. What little the caller had to say about Foster appears to me to be mostly inaccurate. The caller stated that Miguel Rodriguez testified around 2002 that the crime scene was plowed . . . . First of all, I don't think we can say for certain that it was a "crime" scene because we do not know with...
  • They’ll get Trump…one way or the other

    03/08/2018 10:25:20 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 45 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/08/18 | Klaus Rohrich
    I have long believed that Donald Trump is such a thorn in the side of the Establishment and certainly the so-called Deep State, that those dark and shadowy puppet masters will stop at nothing to end his reign If there’s one thing I’m pretty sure of, it’s that the Donald Trump Presidency will not end well. It’s not because there is anything particularly wrong with the president, but the so-called ‘resistance’ is so committed that they are likely to go to any lengths to ensure that their goals are achieved. Trump has now been officially President of the United States...
  • EX-gang members “Fear Trump”?

    01/17/2018 2:29:52 AM PST · by 850.933.8511oz · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN Video
    Quote from CNN story : Ex-gang members fear crime with Trump decision http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2018/01/17/el-salvador-gang-members-pkg-oppmann.cnn “Former gang members trying to reform their lives are worried that if President Trump ends the Temporary Protected Status program for 200,000 Salvadorans in the US, it will lead to more crime and poverty in El Salvador, already one of the world's most dangerous nations”
  • The System is Actively Working To Defend Itself… (sundance)

    01/16/2018 7:38:29 PM PST · by bitt · 22 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 1/16/2018 | SUNDANCE
    People often attempt to describe the larger umbrella of control with terms like “Deep State”, the “Administrative State”, the “Establishment”, the “industrial media”, and other descriptive word assemblies. The inherent goal is trying to describe various alignments and connections of institutional government with private sector social and financial interdependency. It is, in essence, what we generally describe as “The System”. People often attempt to describe the larger umbrella of control with terms like “Deep State”, the “Administrative State”, the “Establishment”, the “industrial media”, and other descriptive word assemblies. The inherent goal is trying to describe various alignments and connections of...
  • Former McCain aide Steve Schmidt: Trump's 'impairment is chilling'

    12/07/2017 2:37:38 PM PST · by detective · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/17 | Joe Concha
    Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) former presidential campaign manager, Steve Schmidt, said early Thursday that President Trump was "clearly slurring his words" during an announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, adding that "the impairment is chilling."
  • Unprepared for Impeachment

    07/12/2014 1:17:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Ricochet ^ | July 10, 2014 | Rick Wilson
    No matter how many ways I say this, I’m going to get the usual “RINO!” reaction. I’ll give you the caveat as plainly as I can: this is not an article for or against the impeachment of Barack Obama. Now, no matter how forcefully I say it, there is still a faction on the right who will take my failure to immediately call for Obama’s impeachment as their chance to damn me as a RINO, a traitor, a fifth-columnist, a secret Obama supporter, a squish, and a sellout to the Evil Establishment. So before you lose your grip, reread the...
  • Alabama GOP senator [Shelby]: I voted for a write-in instead of Moore

    11/27/2017 4:59:30 PM PST · by lodi90 · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/2017 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    GOP Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said on Monday that he did not vote for Republican nominee Roy Moore in the state's Senate special election. "No, no, no, I voted absentee. I didn't vote for him. I voted for a distinguished Republican write-in," Shelby told reporters when asked if he would vote for Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.