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  • Maxine Waters basks in glow of “Impeach 45” chant

    02/25/2018 4:01:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Hot ^ | February 25, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    California’s Democrats had their annual convention this week, working to figure out precisely what their agenda will be going forward. There are currently some serious schisms between the hard left and the more traditional elements of the party so they clearly have a lot of work to do. But all the policy talk went out the window when their featured speaker, Congresswoman Maxine Waters took that stage. The event quickly turned into an anti-Trump rally complete with chants and calls to figuratively drag President Trump out of the White House by force. (The Hill) Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who has...
  • The majority of Harvard’s incoming class is nonwhite

    08/03/2017 1:15:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 47 replies ^ | 8/3/17 | Deirdre Fernandes
    For the first time in Harvard University’s history, the majority of students accepted into the incoming freshman class are not white, a milestone for an institution that prides itself on educating future presidents, CEOs, and world leaders. But Harvard’s push to broaden the diversity of its student ranks comes as the Trump administration intensifies its focus on affirmative action policies and suggests it will investigate how colleges shape the racial makeup of their campuses. The US Justice Department is preparing to redirect resources from its civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to...
  • The real reason the Republican Senate isn't repealing Obamacare.

    07/10/2017 6:01:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 98 replies
    Republicans pretend that they are powerless to do more about the great ship Obamacare than to change the fuel on which it runs and rearrange its deck chairs — never mind to sink it. Because they lack 60 votes to stop “unlimited debate,” they claim to be unable to vote even on whether to allow health insurance to be sold across state lines. They pretend to believe that fidelity to unlimited debate in the Senate trumps the importance of our health care system. But the reason why they prop up Obamacare rather than tearing it down is that they are...
  • Politico: Trump White House Is Getting Things Ready For A Second SCOTUS Vacancy

    04/08/2017 5:43:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 233 replies ^ | 4/7/2017 | Mike Vespa
    This morning Judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. For such a non-controversial figure, Gorsuch experienced the full might of the Democratic Party’s attack machine. Still sour at Senate Republicans blocking Merrick Garland, Obama’s first pick to fill the vacancy left by the late Antonin Scalia, through the Biden rule—the Left was determined to stop Gorsuch at all costs. Despite having broad support from across the spectrum in the legal scholar realm—Obama’s former solicitor general supported his nomination—and the highest rating from the American Bar Association, Democrats formed a united front to stop him. They had the...
  • Trump’s Approval Rating Continues To SOAR, Overwhelming Majority Believe Media Against Trump

    02/16/2017 9:40:57 AM PST · by davikkm · 18 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    Rasmussen Reports’ latest poll shows that President Trump’s approval rating has increased over the last 24 hours despite the vicious attacks from the mainstream media. From Rasmussen: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-five percent (45%) disapprove. The latest figures include 38% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 36% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of +2. (see trends).
  • How Republicans Could Overcome Filibusters by Senate Democrats

    11/12/2016 12:24:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 10, 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    As Democrats strategize on how to stop conservative legislation from making its way to Donald Trump’s desk in the White House, Republicans have a little-known rule in their toolbox that would allow them to pass legislation, including a repeal of Obamacare, with a simple majority. Democrats were able to keep 48 seats in the Senate after Tuesday’s election, giving the party the power to filibuster legislation and effectively prevent conservative policies from being enacted. But Republicans can turn to a seldom-used Senate rule that would allow them to pass legislation by a simple majority vote—legislation that has a greater chance...
  • Paul Ryan embarks on whirlwind tour to protect House and Senate majority

    10/03/2016 6:08:34 AM PDT · by tekrat
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/3/2016 | Paul Kane
    Daan Roosegaarde reached into the pocket of his suit jacket, pulled out a plastic bag filled with black powder, and waved it around. “This is Beijing smog,” Roosegaarde said, before gesturing to the seven-metre tall, gently humming metal tower we are stood next to in the Chinese capital’s art district, 798. “We collected it from the tower yesterday. Incredibly disgusting.” Dutch designer Roosegaarde’s smog souvenir may be disgusting, but it’s the byproduct of an invention that he has touted as a potential alleviator of China’s pollution problems. His “smog-free tower” sucks air, filters it with ion technology, with Roosegaarde having...
  • What's the Point of Having a Majority If GOP Doesn't Use It?

    09/19/2016 11:41:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/19/16 | Michael Shannon
    We define victory by winning Last week, during an aside in his speech at the Values Voters Summit, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) shared an insight into the timid appeasers comprising GOP congressional leadership. When he first entered the House in 2006 the talk was of the big things the Republican majority was going to accomplish. Then he attended a GOP House conference meeting and found leadership worried. They explained that yes, the plan was to do big things. But there was “a small chance” Republicans might lose the majority. So to play it safe, the leadership wants to do small...
  • Majority Disapproves of Decision Not to Charge Clinton on Emails (POLL)

    07/11/2016 4:55:34 AM PDT · by McGruff · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 11, 2016 | GREGORY HOLYK
    A majority of Americans disapproves of the FBI's recommendation not to charge Hillary Clinton with a crime over her handling of email while secretary of state, and a similar number in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the issue leaves them worried about how she'd handle her responsibilities as president if elected. Most also say the email controversy won't affect their vote choice in the presidential election. But more say it leaves them less rather than more likely to support Clinton, 28 percent vs. 10 percent.
  • Poll: Overwhelming majority of Palestinians support terror

    04/26/2016 5:09:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/16
    The overwhelming majority of young Palestinians believe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be resolved through negotiations. A poll of Palestinian youth, defined as ages 16-30, published Monday by the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center depicts a community that is socially conservative, supports violence against Israel, is skeptical about its leadership and opposes the Islamic State. It also shows significantly greater support for violence among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip than among those in Judea and Samaria While 47.4 percent of youths in Judea and Samaria oppose stabbing attacks, 78.6 percent of Gaza youths support them, according to the poll. In addition,...
  • John Fund: Trump Has No Right to Change the Rules

    03/20/2016 6:56:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 121 replies
    National Review ^ | March 18, 2016 | John Fund
    Donald Trump and his backers want to redefine mathematics, and have the GOP nomination handed to him with a plurality of delegates, rather than a majority, being sufficient... The Republican party has held 39 national conventions since its first in 1856. At each and every one, a majority of delegates was needed for someone to get the nomination...
  • The Vast Majority of Military Women Don’t Want to be Fully Integrated into Combat

    12/25/2015 7:00:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 109 replies
    Vision to America ^ | 12/25/15 | V2A
    Don’t confuse most military women with the tiny feminist cabal comprised of a few officers and a lot of political groups who’ve been pushing for complete integration of the combat arms. There is a vindictive refrain accompanying Ashton Carter’s recent dictat that the combat arms be opened to women without exception. “You women asked for this,” some seem to be saying, “now suck it up.” No, most military women did not ask for it, but the few times they’ve been asked, their voices have been ignored in favor of a teeny tiny group dishonestly claiming, “This is equality.” Some 92.5%...
  • Venezuela opposition wins parliamentary majority

    12/06/2015 10:21:43 PM PST · by Nextrush · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/7/2015 | BBC
    The opposition in Venezuela has won a majority of seats in the National Assembly, overturning nearly two decades of dominance by the Socialists of President Nicolas Maduro. Five hours after polling ended, the National Electoral Council announced the opposition had won 99 seats. The Socialists have gained 46 seats, with another 22 yet to be declared. President Maduro has admitted defeat, saying his party recognized 'these adverse results'. The opposition alliance, made up of centre and conservative parties, is confident of ultimately taking 112 seats after 17 years of socialist rule. According to senior figures in the movement, that would...
  • McAuliffe’s hopes for state Senate majority dealt a blow

    11/03/2015 6:40:32 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3 Nov 2015 | By Jenna Portno
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s prospects of retaking control of the Virginia Senate dimmed Tuesday night as Republicans won a Richmond district that Democrats called key to their plan for flipping the upper chamber. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Glen Sturtevant, a Richmond school board member, defeated Democrat Dan Gecker, a Chesterfield County supervisor in the race to replace Sen. John C. Watkins (Powhatan), who is retiring. “Well it’s a shame. We did the best we could,” Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax) said. Tuesday’s election results will ultimately determine McAuliffe (D) has any legislative leverage or political momentum heading...
  • The majority of Americans support a "criminal investigation" of Hillary emails

    08/14/2015 4:02:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    A one-two punch? The news coverage of Hillary Rodham Clinton is very telling at the moment as the Democratic presidential forerunner faces inquiries about her private email system while she was secretary of state, amid some unstable favorability numbers. “Even though most voters feel Clinton’s intentions may have been acceptable, a majority (52 percent) say that her emails should be subject to a criminal investigation for the potential release of classified material.
  • Hurrah for the Fourth of July!

    07/08/2015 11:57:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Wisconsin Club for Growth ^ | 7-8-15 | Editorial
    Nobody should be more grateful than Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature for the recent holiday weekend, and not just because they needed a break from the stress of budget-writing—though it’s apparent they did. Things closing last Friday for the Saturday holiday gave the other 5.7 million Wisconsinites a chance to miss the Joint Finance Committee’s extraordinarily ill-advised effort to exempt most communications involving state lawmakers from coverage by open records law. This ham-fisted insult to government transparency was walked back before the weekend was half over, in hopes of minimizing the damage. Which is a good thing, but it leaves...
  • Poll: Majority Want to Keep Confederate Generals Honored on Sites

    06/30/2015 7:52:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    News Max ^ | 06/29/15 | Cathy Burke
    IMPORTANT: Don't make a Terrible Mistake in 2016... Home | America Tags: confederate | generals | honor | forts | leadership Poll: Majority Want to Keep Confederate Generals Honored on Sites By Cathy Burke | Monday, 29 Jun 2015 08:53 PM Short URL| Email Article| Comment| Contact| Print| A A Copy Shortlink An overwhelming majority of Americans say they don't want the Army to rename facilities honoring Confederate generals, a new online survey shows. According to Stars and Stripes, 88 percent of 21,504 online responses voted in favor of keeping the names. The question elicited more than 1,300 comments, Stars...
  • Hastert, Illinois Republicans to Call for Immigration Overhaul

    05/28/2015 3:49:22 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 21, 2014 | Matt Fuller
    An immigration overhaul may not have enough GOP support to pass the House, but the idea has found some Republican support in Illinois. Former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., is slated to join a number of prominent Illinois Republicans and CEOs on Tuesday to call on GOP leaders to pass a national immigration overhaul. Republican Reps. Aaron Schock and Adam Kinzinger are also scheduled to give video testimonials on the subject.
  • British Prime Minister Cameron's Conservatives on track for absolute majority (Landslide)

    05/08/2015 4:27:23 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 8, 2015
    David Cameron's second term as British Prime Minister was confirmed Friday after his Conservative Party won enough seats to form a working majority in the 650-member House of Commons. Shortly before noon Friday, London time, the Conservatives, or Tories, had won 324 seats to 229 It would be the first time the Conservatives had won a parliamentary majority since 1992. Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister to win re-election since Margaret Thatcher.
  • Two Democrats Blame Rep. Pelosi For Past Electoral Losses; Want Her Out Of Party’s Leadership

    04/08/2015 4:05:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 04/08/2015 | CBS SF
    WASHINGTON D.C. (CBS SF)– Two Democratic stalwarts from Massachusetts are suggesting that Rep. Nancy Pelosi should leave the party’s leadership team in Congress after big electoral loses last year and in 2010. Reps. Michael Capuano and Stephen Lynch made the statements on WGBH’s “Greater Boston,” with Lynch predicting outright that “Nancy Pelosi will not lead us back into the majority.” Asked by host Jim Braude if the answer to the question whether Pelosi “should go?” is “yes,” Lynch said, “Right.” Capuano was also asked if the 75-year-old Pelosi should quit leadership ranks. He said: “That, or she should change, one...