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  • Tea party groups get revenge against IRS as judge approves $3.5 million payout

    08/10/2018 11:36:37 AM PDT · by upchuck · 64 replies
    Wash Times ^ | Aug 9, 2018 | Steven Dinan
    A judge late Wednesday signed off on the settlement between the IRS and hundreds of tea party groups, closing out the last major legal battle over what all sides now agree was unwarranted and illegal targeting for political purposes. The IRS agreed to pay $3.5 million to groups that were wronged by the intrusive inspections, and insists it’s made changes so that political targeting can’t occur in the future. A few issues are still being fought over in the courts — including whether former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner will be allowed to forever shield her deposition explaining her...
  • Sam Adams brewery protest after CEO's Trump dinner remarks

    08/15/2018 6:20:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Independent ^ | August 15, 2018 | CNN
    BOSTON (WCVB/CNN) - A neighbor of the Samuel Adams brewery in Boston has hung up a sign aimed at shaming the brewery's founder for his remarks at a dinner with President Donald Trump. The sign says “Shame!” and “Sam Adams (heart) Trump.” It’s a response to Jim Koch, the founder of Sam Adams producer Boston Beer Company, endorsing Trump’s tax cuts. The sign is visible from the brewery parking lot. The person who hung it said he wants an apology from Sam Adams' CEO himself. "It's only been up a couple of days,” said Jeremy Phillips, who created the sign....
  • Trump in 2020?

    08/14/2018 8:13:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Arca Max ^ | August 9, 2018 | Susan Estrich, Dukakis Campaign Manager
    Media outlets this week are all over a new Pew study that finds, the headlines promise, that President Trump's support is not quite as broad and not quite as happy as his stunningly stable approval rating might suggest. But what's striking from the numbers, at least as far as I can see, is not how much support Trump has lost but how, given the daily barrage of tweets and countertweets; ugly chants and ugly corruption trials (his campaign chairman); intense criticism in the media; all-out war in Congress; and foreign policy flubs and domestic failures, much remains firm, and how...
  • Stunning MAGAnomic Sentiment: Small Business Optimism Survey Second Highest Reading in History….

    08/14/2018 11:48:26 AM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    CTH ^ | 8/14/2018 | sundance
    Although some panned any celebration of the 4.1 percent second quarter GDP growth, small business owners beg to disagree. At least in the small business sector of the economy, Main Street’s performance over the last 21 months is unprecedented based on reports for the past 45 years by hundreds of thousands of NFIB’s member firms. Owners have never been so optimistic for so long. This has translated to improved employment and investment spending that buoys GDP growth, even at the end of what will be the longest expansion in modern history. Consumer sentiment is at record high levels. Consumer...
  • Poll: Hogan (R) leads Jealous (D) in Maryland governor’s race by double-digits

    08/14/2018 10:46:08 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 14, 2018
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has a considerable lead over Democratic challenger Ben Jealous and is supported by slightly more than half of likely voters, according to a poll released Tuesday by Gonzales Research ...
  • Massachusetts mayor boycotts Sam Adams after cofounder thanked Trump for tax cuts

    08/14/2018 10:22:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/14/18 | Aris Folley
    Joseph Curtatone, the mayor of Somerville, Mass., said Sunday that he will never drink Sam Adams beer again after the cofounder of the Boston brewery thanked President Trump for a corporate tax cut. “I will never drink Sam Adam's beer again!” the Massachusetts Democrat said on Twitter. Curtatone linked to an article published by the Boston Business Journal that detailed a dinner where Jim Koch, who co-founded Boston Beer, thanked the president for the GOP-authored tax cut that he said would help his company compete against foreign brewers. In another tweet posted on Sunday evening, Curtatone made a direct message...
  • Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi?

    08/13/2018 5:29:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    nytimes ^ | Paul Krugman
    Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi? By Paul Krugman Opinion Columnist Aug. 13, 2018 Normally, a party that gives away $2 trillion without worrying about where the money will come from can buy itself at least a few votes. But Donald Trump’s tax cut remains remarkably unpopular, and Republicans barely mention it on the campaign trail — in fact, Democrats are running against the tax cut more than Republicans are running on it. Nor are Republicans talking much about Trump’s trade war, which also remains unpopular. What, then, does the G.O.P. have to run on? It can hype the supposed menace...
  • Muslim Dem Candidate for Congress: Abolish ICE; Won’t say Border Security Needed – Video 8/13/18

    08/13/2018 6:44:48 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 13, 2018 | Brian
    Here is radical Leftist Democrat Candidate Rashida Tlaib, a Muslim, running for Congress in Michigan on CNN today where she advocated for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). When pressed on whether she wants America to have Border Security – she would NOT say she does. Folks, THIS is today’s Democrat. This is the Democrat Party now. It’s not the Party of FDR, JFK, Harry Truman anymore. It’s a collection of radicals whose policies are dangerous for America. . . .
  • Trump's trade war advantage: The US economy is 'firing on all cylinders,' says expert

    08/12/2018 11:06:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 13, 2018 | Weizhen Tan
    • "We have to realize that perhaps China isn't as strong as when we at first think. China is still figuring out also how to deal with this trade situation, how to ensure the stability of its domestic economy," said Curtis Chin, an Asia fellow at the Milken Institute. • Speaking to CNBC's "Squawk Box," Chin also "totally" disagreed with the view that U.S. President Donald Trump's policies are backfiring. China's power may have been overrated and the U.S. economy is staying strong, meaning that U.S. President Donald Trump has an advantage in the trade war, according to one expert....
  • Trump Is Quietly Destroying Obamacare While Helping Millions of Americans—Here’s How

    08/12/2018 10:58:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    Despite numerous promises from congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama when they passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the health care law has created far more problems than it has solved. Premiums, deductibles, and health care choices have all worsened since Obamacare went into effect, and there’s no sign America’s health insurance system will improve anytime in the near future.President Trump inherited a health insurance crisis when he took office in January 2017, so he and congressional Republican leaders immediately began to work to implement their plan to replace Obamacare with a more market-centered approach to improving the...
  • Pictures: Donald Trump Trolls the Press While Welcoming Bikers

    08/12/2018 12:58:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Aug 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump taunted the press on Saturday while meeting with bikers who supported his presidency. Nearly 200 Bikers for Trump arrived on their motorcycles to meet the president during his stay at his Bedminster club in New Jersey. The White House press corps was allowed to take pictures of the event. Trump shook hands and signed autographs for the group of supporters as reporters shouted questions. “Does everybody like the press?” Trump asked. “Nooo!” booed the bikers “Do you think the media is fair?” he asked again. “Nooo!” the bikers booed again. “Tell the truth!” “I better not go...
  • President invites nearly 200 ‘Bikers for Trump’ in from the rain to chill with him in club ballroom

    08/12/2018 9:14:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    BPR ^ | August 12, 2018 | Vivek Saxena
    On Saturday President Donald Trump hosted nearly 200 bikers from across the country at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, Reportedly comprised of military veterans, law enforcement officers and members of the 100k-strong Bikers for Trump fan group, the bikers expressed great joy at meeting their president but not so much joy at meeting the press, who also attended the event to photograph it. Watch their unified response as Trump asked, “Do you think the media is fair?” Good answer. Instead of interviewing the bikers to learn more about them and why they support the president, the...
  • On MSNBC, Keith Ellison Refuses to Say If Democrats Would Repeal Middle-Class Tax Cuts

    04/04/2018 12:02:56 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 3, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Democrat representative and DNC vice chairman Keith Ellison could be forgiven if he thought he would be tossed softball questions by MSNBC's Steve Kornacki (substituting on Kasie DC) on Sunday night. However, even on MSNBC liberals will occasionally (but rarely) be hit with hardballs. Such was the case when Kornacki kept asking Ellison over and over if the Democrats would support the repeal of middle class tax cuts in the current law passed by Congress last December. Ellison kept trying to dodge the question by attempting to only talk about repealing the tax cuts for the rich but, unfortunately for him,...
  • Chicago Officials Looking at Universal Basic Income Program

    08/11/2018 5:26:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Chicago Officials Looking at Universal Basic Income Program Cole Lauterbach - Watchdog.org 3 minutes BY: August 11, 2018 4:58 am Officials in Chicago want to test the waters of offering a universal basic income. A majority of city council members are telling Mayor Rahm Emanuel to form a task force to look into Universal Basic Income programs, which is essentially a periodic check from the government with no strings attached. The City Council wants to explore a program that would send at least $500 a month to 1,000 Chicago families. The same families also would get Earned Income Tax Credit...
  • How scared of Trump’s rising approval numbers with African American voters is the NAACP?

    08/08/2018 7:41:52 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 25 replies
    vanity | August 8, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    s The answer to the question how scared is the NAACP of Trump’s rising approval numbers among African Americans is: it has driven them insane. Th NAACP has just released their own poll showing Trump at 21% approval from their own community and they are saying this is a sign that he is in trouble. Completely disregarding the facts and relying on their members’ disconnection with the truth, the NAACP has pumped out a desperately ridiculous report on the findings of its own survey. In 2016 Hillary Clinton had 89% Black support and Trump had 8%; but the Black turn...
  • President Trumps Inauguration Speech

    08/10/2018 7:15:10 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 7 replies
    C-Span ^ | 1/20/17 | Donald Trump
    I thought it might be good to link to President Trumps inauguration speech...it's at the link. Wow...he really set out his agenda and he's following it to the letter. Here is the transcript: [*] TRUMP: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you. (APPLAUSE) We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. (APPLAUSE) Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come....
  • 'The Elite' Freaks Out When Trump Puts Americans First

    08/10/2018 7:14:18 PM PDT · by vannrox · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 10AUG18 | Kirt Schlicher
    Authored by Kurt Schlichter via Townhall.com, Of all Donald Trump’s many sins against the Great Church of the Transnational Leftist Establishment, his greatest may be his stubborn refusal to subordinate the needs of the normal citizens of the United States to the dogmas of our alleged betters. He rejects the secular civic religion of our betters, one that urges the sacrifice of regular folk’s interests on the altar of their self-regard and cheesy self-interest. Trump is a heretic, a blasphemer, and it’s no surprise they want to burn him at the stake. Horrors! He demands that the Europeans fund...
  • China's communist leaders reportedly starting to buckle under pressure of Trump's trade war

    08/10/2018 3:38:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 10, 2018 | Ben Blanchard and Kevin Yao, Reuters
    A growing trade war with the United States is causing rifts within China's Communist Party, with some critics saying that an overly nationalistic Chinese stance may have hardened the US position, according to four sources close to the government. Chinese President Xi Jinping still has a firm grip on power, but an unusual surge of criticism about economic policy and how the government has handled the trade war has revealed rare cracks in the ruling Communist Party. A backlash is being felt at the highest levels of the government, possibly hitting a close aide to Xi, his ideology chief and...
  • POTUS, Donald J. Trump is becoming the truly first Black (African-American) POTUS.

    08/10/2018 8:05:49 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 31 replies
    POTUS, Democrat, Bill Clinton was crowned America's first Black POTUS...he was not!!! Then Democrat, POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama, was crowned the "real" first Black POTUS, he was not either. In his eight years as POTUS, Obama did nothing, zero, da nada, zilch...for African-Americans, other then useless support banter, while he held them prisoner in his ghetto slave plantations in the major cities of the USA. Bottom line: For American Blacks...Obama was a joke!!! Obama revealed he was for Obama, and only Obama. Come along the maverick, non-politician, POTUS, Donald J. Trump and....suddenly change and positive movement of freedom, liberty, good...
  • Alexandria Ocasio Cortez: Medicare For All Is Cheaper Because It Reduces Funeral Costs

    08/09/2018 11:52:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is fun. No, I mean that in all sincerity; she’s a fun candidate. She’s now one of the faces of the emerging left wing of the Democratic Party. Some have even called her the future of the Democratic Party. Maybe they should slow their roll on her, but hey—a Democratic implosion of rising talent is always a fun show to watch. She’s feisty. She has her moments, but when it comes to the policy discussion for her television hits, she veers into rocky shoals. casio-Cortez is clueless on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, playing whack-a-mole concerning whether there should be...