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  • Fox host on Trump ‘s---hole’ remark: This is how ‘the forgotten men and women’ talk

    01/12/2018 3:15:27 AM PST · by smileyface · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 11 2018 | John Bowden
    "This is how the forgotten men and women of America talk at the bar" — @JesseBWatters on Trump's 's---hole' remark — TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) January 11, 2018 Fox News host Jesse Watters defended President Trump's reported remark calling Haiti and some African nations "shithole countries" Thursday, arguing that the "forgotten men and women" who make up the president's base would approve of the remark. On Fox News's "The Five," Watters fought back against criticism from Democrats and some Republicans over Trump's remark, which some have deemed racist and offensive to immigrants from those nations. "This is how the...
  • Rubio to vote 'no' on tax bill unless child tax credit is expanded

    12/14/2017 11:17:28 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 187 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Y ALEXANDER BOLTON AND AVERY ANAPOL
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has threatened to vote against the tax bill, putting the legislation in danger of being delayed past Christmas. Rubio has told Senate leaders that he will vote against the bill unless the child tax credit is made more generous to help lower-income workers who pay payroll taxes and not regular income taxes. “Sen. Rubio has consistently communicated to the Senate tax negotiators that his vote on final passage would depend on whether the refundability of the Child Tax Credit was increased in a meaningful way,” said a spokesperson for Rubio. If Rubio votes against the bill,...
  • General Electric cuts 12,000 jobs, blames lagging coal demand

    12/07/2017 9:49:52 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | John Siciliano
    General Electric Co. announced Thursday that it will cut 12,000 jobs from power division amid a global softening of electricity demand and the switch from coal and other fossil fuels. "The plans announced today are driven by challenges in the power market worldwide," the manufacturing giant said. "Traditional power markets including gas and coal have softened. Volumes are down significantly in products and services driven by overcapacity, lower utilization, fewer outages, an increase in steam plant retirements, and overall growth in renewables." The company said Thursday that the cuts will "right-size" GE Power amid the transition taking place in the...
  • Disney’s plan for ESPN is shrouded in uncertainty

    08/10/2017 11:16:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 08/10/17
    Disney risks losing up to $2 billion annually as it foregoes third-party revenue and invests heavily, says analyst The Walt Disney Co. has finally given in to the streaming shift that has completely altered the media landscape in the last few years and battered the company’s world-wide leader in sports programming, ESPN. Disney DIS, -1.20% on Tuesday, laid out plans to launch a much awaited direct-to-consumer streaming service for ESPN to combat the damage the company has suffered from cord-cutting. The company also said it plans to nix its licensing deal with Netflix Inc. NFLX, -3.27%  and pull its...
  • Oceans are at the 'edge' of losing all oxygen: Event could lead to mass sea life extinction

    05/12/2017 9:37:02 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 147 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | May 12, 2017 | Shivali Best
    The world's oceans close to being starved of oxygen - and even that could lead to mass sea life extinction which could last a million years. University of Exeter scientists fear the modern ocean is 'on the edge of anoxia' - when the oceans are depleted of oxygen. [snip] Lead researcher PhD student Sarah Baker said it was now 'critical' for modern humans to limit carbon emissions to prevent this.
  • Trump signs spending bill, averting government shutdown

    05/05/2017 12:19:18 PM PDT · by TexasGunLover · 76 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/05/2017 | Roberta Rampton
    President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $1.2 trillion spending bill approved by Congress, averting a government shutdown that would have begun at midnight. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, speaking to reporters at a regular media briefing, confirmed the president had signed the bill.
  • Jim Webb has figured out why Democrats are losing so badly. ...Here’s why they won’t listen to him

    02/13/2017 10:11:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/13/17 | Robert Laurie
    Fingers in ears Back in 2015, when Jim Webb ended his campaign to become the Democrat’s presidential nominee, I referred to him as “the Dems’ only adult.” It had been clear, for months, that Webb stood no chance of gaining any sort of traction among the rabid lefties that control today’s Democrat party. It was just never going to happen. The reason? He’s sane.
  • Charlie Sheen: Please God, kill Donald Trump

    12/30/2016 6:36:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/30/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Charlie, the Secret Service is here and they want to talk to you. Before we lament that Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn has fallen this far, we should probably consider that he hasn't actually fallen at all. He was always down this low. We just didn't always realize it, and presumably neither did Denise Richards at first. Charlie is too charming a guy for most people to catch on right away. But you are who you are, and you can only hide it for so long - especially when you crave attention but really have no idea how to handle it...
  • Do you have to turn your Obamaphone in tonight? I"m Asking for a friend

    11/08/2016 8:41:24 PM PST · by Vendome · 18 replies
    Freaken Me! | 11/08/2016 | Vendome
    I was going to take a job with some company in the morning but, after watching this guy cream everyone and just Win, Win, Win!!! I've decided to start a business. I am on fire and inspired!!!
  • There's a High Probability Nate Silver Is Wrong Again About Donald Trump

    06/29/2016 1:13:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: If I've had one person send it to me I've had five people send me this idea that Nate Silver is out predicting that Trump doesn't have a chance to win the presidency. Have you seen this, Snerdley? (interruption) Well, yeah. Let me tell you something: Nate Silver used to be a god in the New York Times, and he's not a pollster. He's a renowned pollster analyst. Meaning he found algorithms and software programs and bots and all kinds of things to analyze all the data in all the polls. And what he would do is...
  • USA Losing to ISIS: Obama's Defense Official Defends ISIS' "Right" to Internet Services in Raqqa

    06/24/2016 10:30:04 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | June 22, 2016 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    Thornberry Fears Bureaucracy Hamstrings Cyber Vs. ISIS WASHINGTON: Why does the internet still work in Raqqa? That simple question about the Syrian capital of Daesh, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, posed today by retired fighter pilot Rep. Martha McSally, goes to the heart of how the military will use — or refrain from using — cyber weapons. It goes to deep suspicions that President Obama’s swollen National Security Council staff is micromanaging the military. No less a figure than House Armed Services Committee chairman Mac Thornberry voiced deep concern that we are bureaucratizing the cyber force at birth. All too often...
  • Donald Trump Could Be Headed For A Catastrophic General Election Defeat [Sabato Projection]

    04/10/2016 8:40:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 228 replies ^ | April 03, 2016 | Jack Mirkinson
    Donald Trump Could Be Headed For A Catastrophic General Election Defeat by Jack Mirkinson April 3, 2016 T Donald Trump could be headed towards a catastrophic general election defeat if he becomes the Republican presidential nominee, according to a host of recent polling and analysis. There were gasps on Friday when the University of Virginia’s Larry Sabato posted new projections showing that Trump could lose the Electoral College vote to Hillary Clinton 347-191. Sabato is not alone in forecasting such a wipeout. Trump is trailing both Clinton and Bernie Sanders by double digits in some national polls.
  • It's Time for The Long March

    09/03/2015 6:37:12 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 8 replies ^ | 9/2/15 | Steve Berman
    Over a year’s time, from October 1934 to the following October, the Chinese Red Army undertook “The Long March”—a grueling 6,000 mile circling retreat from the Nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek. During that year, the Red Army suffered nearly 90 percent losses, crossing 18 mountain ranges and 24 rivers to arrive at its new base at Shaanxi, in northwest China. The GOP has many lessons to learn from the Chinese Communists. When the Long March began, Zhu De and Zhou Enlai led the Chinese Communist Party.  By the end, Mao Zedong was in complete control.  Prior to 1934, Mao’s guerilla...
  • Obama: We Are Not Losing War Against ISIS – Loss of Ramadi Just a “Setback”

    05/22/2015 6:09:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/21/15 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama says,“We’re not losing,” the war against ISIS in Iraq. Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:54 PM Barack Obama says,“We’re not losing,” the war against ISIS in Iraq. Baghdad Barack Tell that to the Ramadi refugees. After ISIS takes Ramadi, Iraq and Palmyra, Syria, Barack Obama insists we are not losing. Yahoo reported: US President Barack Obama has described the loss of key Iraqi territory to Islamic State as a tactical setback, while insisting the war against the jihadist group is not being lost. “I don’t think we’re losing,” Obama said in an interview with...
  • Obama: 'I Don't Think We're Losing' War Against ISIS

    05/21/2015 5:29:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 74 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/5/15
    Video US President Barack Obama has described the loss of key Iraqi territory to Islamic State as a tactical setback, while insisting the war against the jihadist group is not being lost. "I don't think we're losing," Obama said in an interview with news magazine The Atlantic published Thursday, days after the Iraqi city of Ramadi was overrun. Shia militias converged on Ramadi Monday in a bid recapture it from jihadists who dealt the Iraqi government a stinging blow by overrunning the city in a deadly three-day blitz. The loss of the capital of Iraq's largest province was Baghdad's worst...
  • US military worries about losing hi-tech edge

    04/09/2015 11:06:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies ^ | 4/9/15
    The US military is in danger of losing its technological advantage unless it invests in research and finds ways to build innovative weapons much faster, top officials said Thursday. The Pentagon unveiled an initiative to streamline its bureaucracy and tap into technological breakthroughs in the private sector amid growing anxiety that American forces' longtime hi-tech edge is slipping away. The measures reflected "an overriding concern that our technological superiority is at risk," Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer, wrote in a report. "Potential adversaries are challenging the US lead in conventional military capability in ways not seen since the...
  • Mitt Romney warms to Marco Rubio as young senator cultivates relationship

    03/14/2015 9:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 13, 2015 | Robert Costa and Philip Rucker
    Sen. Marco Rubio has been cultivating a relationship with Mitt Romney and his intimates, landing some of the 2012 Republican nominee’s top advisers and donors and persistently courting others as he readies an expected 2016 presidential campaign. In a crowded field of contenders, the imprimatur of Romney could help clear Rubio’s path into the top tier. Since Romney announced in January that he would not run for the White House again, he and Rubio have had at least two lengthy phone calls in which Romney encouraged and mentored the 43-year-old Florida senator about the political landscape, according to a Romney...
  • Losing Democrats Already Being Touted for 2016 Comebacks

    11/13/2014 7:16:11 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 29 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/12/14 | Emily Schultheis
    Losing in 2014 may not mean you're out of politics for good—or even for more than a cycle. For Democrats, there were plenty of strong 2014 recruits who found themselves wiped out by the Republican wave last Tuesday night. But they may not be out of politics for long: A handful of Democratic candidates, both incumbents who were defeated and challengers who fell short, are already being talked about as future prospects and could be back on the ballot as early as 2016. "This was a wave, and I think it was also the product of turnout more than these...
  • Even Obama seems to be losing faith in Obamacare

    03/07/2014 10:17:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Newman - The Exchange
    If you’d like the government to change something about Obamacare, give the White House a ring. They’re in a flexible mood. President Obama this week approved yet another delay to provisions in the Affordable Care Act, giving insurers until 2016 to sell a type of insurance policy that’s supposed to be banned under the health-reform law. The ban, which was supposed to begin this year, would prevent insurers from selling bare-bones plans that might be affordable but don’t abide by 10 “essential service rules” required under the new law. When insurers began canceling such coverage last year, however, several million...
  • Losing Privileges

    01/14/2014 7:47:13 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 29 replies
    R.C. Sproul Jr. ^ | 1-14-14 | R.C. Sproul Jr.
    Is this a Christian country? There are likely as many ways to answer the question as there are stripes on our flag. Yes, the country was populated at its beginning with Christians looking for a place to worship freely. But that was before we became a country. Yes, many of our founding fathers were sincere professing Christians. But many of them were not. Yes, we are Christian in the same sense as all of Europe is Christian — it is the faith tradition of the majority in our country. But no, we have rejected the faith of our fathers. Yes,...