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  • Trump wants to slash food stamps and replace them with a ‘Blue Apron-type program’

    02/12/2018 6:45:07 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 177 replies
    Trump wants to slash food stamps and replace them with a ‘Blue Apron-type program’ By Caitlin Dewey February 12 at 6:57 PM The Trump administration wants to slash food aid to low-income families and make up the difference with a box of canned goods — a change that Office of Management and budget director Mick Mulvaney described in a Monday briefing as a “Blue Apron-type program.” “What we do is propose that for folks who are on food stamps, part — not all, part — of their benefits come in the actual sort of, and I don't want to steal...
  • Mulvaney Responds to Reports About John Kelly's Future at WH

    02/12/2018 5:23:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney responded Sunday to reports that he’s being considered to replace White House Chief of Staff John Kelly after the retired general faced backlash over the way he handled Staff Secretary Rob Porter’s departure over domestic abuse allegations. “Absolutely not,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I think all of these stories about replacing General Kelly are mostly being fed by people who are unhappy that they’ve lost access to the president under General Kelly’s leadership,” he added. “I'm extraordinarily pleased with the job the chief has been doing. … I think the president is...
  • Wait until you see the CFPB’s budget request for this quarter

    01/21/2018 9:04:39 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 10 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 1/19/18 | Jazz Shaw
    Having observed the workings of federal bureaucracies over a number of years, most of you are aware of how the budget process works for the various departments of the federal government. Everyone scrapes and claws for every penny they can get their hands on and studiously ensures that they spend the entire pot so they can ask for more money next time. This is one of the central premises of The Weed Agency (which you should absolutely read if you didn’t catch it when it first came out). But what happens when somebody breaks that mold? We’re about to find...
  • Emails Reveal Cordray’s Plot to Appoint Own Successor

    02/02/2018 12:26:25 PM PST · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 1, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Left-wing websites led former director's attempt to subvert WH authority Newly released emails reveal the machinations of former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray to appoint his own successor. The failed attempt to install Leandra English as acting director of the CFPB last year began after Cordray found the idea in two left-wing websites, which argued it was "illegal" for the president to appoint the director of an executive branch agency. Cause of Action Institute, a nonprofit oversight group, obtained internal emails through a Freedom of Information Act request between Cordray, English, and other CFPB officials during...
  • Black Lives Matter and Antifa Vow to Target Super Bowl LII

    01/31/2018 4:30:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 86 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/31/18 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    On Monday, banners were dropped by members of Black Lives Matter and Antifa during the Super Bowl LII’s media event warning that “#WeReadyWeComin.”As the two large banners were dropped inside, hundreds of leftist protesters marched in the streets and blocked traffic surrounding the event at the Xcel Energy Center. Many of the demonstrators have formed an Antifa-aligned group calling themselves the  “Super Bowl Anti-Racist Anti-Corporate Coalition.”According to their Facebook page, the group is planning to hold protests every day leading up to the main event. “Their plans will culminate on Sunday, February 4, with a 3pm rally at Peavey Park...
  • CNN has gone bananas and doesn't seem to care; and other horrible examples of media bias

    01/27/2018 12:18:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 27, 2018 | Dan Gainor
    Yes, CNN staffers have lost their minds. One year of Donald Trump’s America and he’s defeated them as thoroughly the New England Patriots beat, well, just about anybody. We’re a year into the most-biased U.S. media in history – tracking at 90 percent biased against President Trump. But there appears to be lasting damage to journalists, their professionalism and even their ability to pretend they are rational. In just one week, CNN staffers blamed President Trump for a man who tried to harm people at their headquarters, ran a piece celebrating cuckolding (not kidding!) and questioned whether the president deserved...
  • These Are the People That Are Going to Win Back the House in 2018?

    01/22/2018 3:20:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s another great piece, another Limbaugh echo. There’s so many Limbaugh echoes out there today that I’m reveling in it here, folks. By the way, from TheHill.com, headline: “Left Says Democrats Caved on Shutdown — Progressives are hammering [Chuck You] Schumer for his agreement … to end the government shutdown on Monday. Even House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has spoken out against the deal, saying there was no reason to support it. ‘I don’t see that there’s any reason — I’m speaking personally and hearing from my members — to support what was put forth,’ Pelosi said…” Pelosi is...
  • How Long Budget Director Says Shutdown Could Last

    01/22/2018 4:15:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    If Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is right, the government shutdown may not wrap up as quickly as many are hoping.Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Mulvaney predicted the shutdown could last more than a week, but expressed hope it is resolved in time for federal employees to return to work on Monday morning, which did not happen as the vote was moved from 1 a.m. Monday to noon. “I think Democrats want to see the president give the State of the Union under a shutdown,” he told host Chris Wallace. The State of the Union is January 30.No matter...
  • Mulvaney: Trump Won't 'Weaponize' Potential Shutdown Like Obama Did in 2013

    01/20/2018 5:22:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    PJ MEDIA ^ | 1/20/2018 | DEBRA HEINE
    Mulvaney: Trump Won't 'Weaponize' Potential Shutdown Like Obama Did in 2013 By Debra Heine January 19, 2018 Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney said Friday morning that if the government shuts down it will look very different from the shutdown of 2013, when former President Obama’s administration did things to "hurt people." Mulvaney added: “There's no other way to describe it. The Obama administration weaponized the shutdown in 2013.” The budget director was referring to what at the time was referred to as "shutdown theater," when the Obama administration unnecessarily closed popular attractions like national parks....
  • Here's Who Voters Are More Likely to Blame if Gov't Shuts Down

    01/19/2018 2:30:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Voters have weighed in ahead of the looming government shutdown on who they will hold more responsible should lawmakers fail to pass a short-term funding bill.According to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, 48 percent of respondents said President Trump and the Republican Party would be to blame, compared to 28 percent who said Democrats would be responsible.Eighteen percent of voters said both parties would be to blame.Among independents, 46 percent pointed fingers at the GOP and President Trump, while 25 percent said Democrats would be to blame.Congress must pass a funding bill by midnight on Friday to avoid a...
  • Feinstein: People Will Die if Government Shuts Down But I Might Vote to Shut It Down Anyway

    01/19/2018 2:13:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday Democrats admitted their goal is to shut down the government in an effort to use the move against Republicans for the 2018-midterm elections. JUST IN: Democrats have enough votes to block the spending bill in the Senate and prevent Republicans from keeping the government up and running, senior Democratic aide tells @NBCNews— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) January 18, 2018 Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein issued a dire warning Thursday evening that a government shutdown will lead to people dying (not true) and other terrible things. "Shutting down the government is a very serious thing. People die, accidents happen. You don't know. Necessary...
  • After Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Freezes Data Collecting, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Demands

    01/15/2018 7:31:00 AM PST · by Cheerio · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 14, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    FULL TITLE: After Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Freezes Data Collecting, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Demands Reversal A federal court last week again ruled in favor of Mick Mulvaney as the rightful head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which strengthens his hand on such issues as the recent decision to freeze data collection in light of cybersecurity concerns. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who conceived the idea of the consumer agency, which critics say has too much and often undefined power, strongly objected to the agency’s temporary halt in data collection just last week. “CFPB cannot fulfill its core functions without...
  • Newt Gingrich: ‘The stage is being set’ for GOP landslide in 2018

    12/28/2017 10:12:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 90 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 28, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    Newt Gingrich said Thursday that Democrats are headed for a major political upset in 2018, mostly due to the mainstream media’s dishonesty and the party’s inability to learn from its own mistakes. “The great political surprise of 2018 will be the size of the Republican victory,” the former Republican House Speaker wrote in a column for Fox News. “After members of the elite media have spent two years savaging President Trump, lying about Republican legislation, and reassuring themselves that Republican defeat was inevitable, the size of the GOP victory in 2018 will be an enormous shock.” Mr. Gingrich said the...
  • We're Going to Win So Much you'll be Tired of Winning.

    12/17/2017 7:59:10 AM PST · by x1stcav · 34 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 12/17/17 | David Blackmon
    <p>The economy is booming, with the New York branch of the Federal Reserve now estimating it will grow at the pace of 3.98% in the fourth quarter. That would represent our third straight quarter above 3% economic growth, a feat not achieved in over a decade.</p>
  • CFPB: Disgruntled Staffers Form A Resistance Movement Within The Agency, Using Encrypted Devices

    12/07/2017 1:43:53 AM PST · by x1stcav · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/6/17 | Matt Vespa
    What is going on at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? It’s a clown show, or it’s rapidly becoming one. Richard Cordray, the former director of the agency, resigned at the end of November. There’s speculation that he’s mulling a gubernatorial bid in Ohio. Alas, comes the showdown. President Trump tapped Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to run the agency, whereas Cordray had selected Leandra English, his deputy, to take the reins. The fact is the president has the power to appoint a new director, but as Guy noted, liberals saw the CFPB, the temple of of Liz...
  • Sadly, Trump Is Winning (HuffPo Schadenfreude!)

    12/09/2017 8:56:02 PM PST · by bigbob · 60 replies
    Huffington (Puffington) Post ^ | 12-8-17 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write and admit: Trump is winning. In the brief space of a week, he won a brief court fight to shove Mick Mulvaney to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Mulvaney wasted no time in unhinging a spate of consumer protection rulings, regulations, and personnel hires made during the Obama years. His SCOTUS pick, Neil Gorsuch, eagerly cast a vote to impose the Muslim travel ban. His EPA head, Scott Pruitt, delivered a couple million acres of public monument land in the West to oil, gas, and coal industry...
  • Spraypainting, Window-Smashing Vandal Targets Boston-Area Trump Supporter Twice in Same Weekend

    12/05/2017 2:22:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/4/17 | Daniel J Flynn
    A vandal targeted the home and vehicle of a Donald Trump supporter with spray paint and a blunt object twice this past weekend in Somerville, Massachusetts.The man sported a “Make America Great Again” sign in a window at his home and a bumpersticker supporting the president, along with a National Rifle Association decal, on a rear window of his truck. The vandal smashed the front windshield of the Chevrolet truck and spraypainted “BLM,” an acronym for Black Lives Matter, on the hood. Paint on one side of the vehicle petitioned its owner to “F— My A– Trump F—er.” The front...
  • 100% of CFPB Donations Went to Democrats

    11/29/2017 9:44:18 AM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 11/24/16 | washington free beacon
    ARTICLE DATE 11/24/16...............The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the most partisan agency in the federal government in terms of donations to candidates, according to campaign finance data. Employees at the CFPB, which was created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, contributed nearly $50,000 during the 2016 campaign with all of that money going to aid Hillary Clinton or her rival, the insurgent socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., VT). Agency employees made more than 300 donations during the campaign. Not one went to a Republican candidate. Rep. Sean Duffy (R., Wis.), a frequent critic of the agency,...
  • GOP chairman demands answers on how Leandra English got job at CFPB

    11/29/2017 11:11:48 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 29, 2017 | Stephan Dinan
    Sen. Ron Johnson says woman who claims to be acting chief ‘burrowed’ into agencyA top Republican demanded answers Wednesday on how Leandra English, the woman Democrats are pushing to be acting director of the government’s top consumer advocacy agency, managed to “burrow” into her job and outlast the Obama administration. Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said Ms. English held a political job at the Office of Personnel Management but managed to convert herself to a career civil service position early this year at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The process is called “burrowing,”...
  • Elizabeth Warren leads protest to block Trump's CFPB appointment

    11/28/2017 3:07:49 PM PST · by ColdOne · 68 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 11/28/17 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., led a protest Tuesday against President Trump’s decision to appoint a new leader for an agency tasked with regulating banks and other financial institutions, instead of relying on the newly appointed deputy director. “For six years, this agency has fought for working people, and now it is time for us to fight for the agency,” Warren said Tuesday at a protest rally outside the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.