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  • Comey Should Be Indicted

    12/15/2017 11:28:57 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Now we know that not only did Hillary Clinton show intent in her handling of classified materials routed through her private server, but that former FBI Director James Comey and his team showed intent in letting her get away with it, to the detriment of American national security. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, in a Thursday letter to current FBI Director Christopher Wray, reveals how edits to Comey’s exoneration memo went beyond changing “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless” but edited out content that shows the FBI knew Hillary was intentionally in violation of the Espionage...
  • Killer roads, rail tracks snuff out wild animals

    12/15/2017 11:13:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    The Hindustan Times ^ | December 15, 2017 | Badri Chatterjee
    Hours before sunrise on a cool February night this year, a four-year-old male leopard waited behind a bush along the National Highway 8 that cuts through the Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Maharasthra. As vehicles zipped passed along the high-speed motorway, it waited for a break in traffic to make it to the other side. But traffic never ceases on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway and the leopard had no other option but to take the risk. It was the big cat’s last sprint. As it reached the middle of the road, the leopard was stunned by the bright headlights of an incoming...
  • Commuters lose transit, parking, biking benefits in tax bill

    12/15/2017 10:43:20 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 10 replies ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | AP
    Count commuters among the losers in the Republican tax bill that the House and Senate are expected to vote on next week. The final bill agreed to by Republican negotiators and released late Friday eliminates the tax incentive for private employers that subsidize their employees' transit, parking and bicycle commuting expenses. Currently, companies can provide parking or transit passes worth up to $255 a month to employees as a benefit to help pay for their commuting expenses, and then deduct the costs from their corporate taxes. That amount was set to increase to $260 a month on Jan. 1. (snip)"It's...
  • Female Democratic Congress candidate drops out of race after she was accused (tr)

    12/15/2017 10:42:40 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | ABIGAIL MILLER
    A female Democrat running for Congress in Kansas is dropping out of the race after allegations of sexual assault stemming from a 2005 lawsuit resurfaced during a recent interview. Mother-of-two Andrea Ramsey was asked by the Kansas City Star about a lawsuit regarding accusations of sexually harassing and retaliating against a male subordinate, Gary Funkhouser, who said he rejected her sexual advances in 2005. Court Documents show that Funkhouser and LabOne, a company where Ramsey was executive vice president of human resources, agreed to dismiss the case after mediation in 2006, according to the Star. Ramsey, from Leawood, Kansas, was...
  • Constant Hysterics Damage Our Democracy

    12/15/2017 10:31:50 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    National Review | Dec 15, 2017 | David French
    Late last night, while reading a stream of apocalyptic rhetoric about the repeal of net neutrality and the “end of the internet as we know it,” I reached the shattering conclusion that one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite movies was wrong. The movie is the 2004 Brad Bird masterpiece, The Incredibles. The line comes from the villain, Syndrome, who outlines his plan to make “everyone super,” because when “everyone is super [he chuckles maliciously] no one will be.” It’s a great line, and it seems to convey an important truth. When you make everyone or everything...
  • Surprise! US Virgin Island Emergency Firearms Confiscation Order Extended

    12/15/2017 10:14:51 PM PST · by Simon Green · 4 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 12/15/17 | Dan Zimmerman
    You know how they say it’s virtually impossible to kill any government program once it’s in place…because someone always benefits and it develops its own interested constituency? Yes, well it seems that the authority to confiscate firearms works pretty much the same way. At least it does in the territories of the US Virgin Islands. You may remember that back in September, as Hurricane Irma was bearing down on the Caribbean, USVI Governor Kenneth Mapp declared a state of emergency and signed an order authorizing law enforcement agencies and the National Guard to confiscate residents’ firearms and ammuntion. The...
  • Reducing Antiquities Act Land Grabs

    12/15/2017 10:11:12 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    Acting on recommendations by Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, on December 4 President Trump significantly reduced the size of two enormous areas in Utah that Presidents Clinton and Obama had set aside as limited-access, no-development zones under the 1906 Antiquities Act. Mr. Trump’s action reduced the Grand Staircase Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments from a combined 3.2 million acres (the size of Connecticut) to 1.2 million acres (slightly smaller than Delaware). Utah residents and elected officials applauded the move as long overdue. The Patagonia and North Face outdoor apparel companies, environmentalist groups, and various liberal politicians and...
  • GOP Senate: Tax Reform or Bust

    12/15/2017 10:06:19 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 2 replies ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Jeff Crouere
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been a disaster for the Republican Party and has been a totally ineffective partner for President Trump in passing critical legislation. After failing on the vitally important bill to repeal Obamacare, McConnell and his Republican colleagues face a major test in the tax reform bill. The stakes could not be higher for the GOP and President Trump. If they cannot show results to the American people, there will be a political bloodbath in the 2018 mid-term elections. The American people entrusted the GOP with full control of the White House and Congress. A mandate...
  • Body Language: Rosenstein Mueller Expansion

    12/15/2017 10:02:14 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 14, 2017 | Bombard
    Video with informed commentary
  • 'Christ' Purged from Christmas and the Left Rejoices

    12/15/2017 10:00:48 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Douglas MacKinnon
    Newsflash: The War on Christmas is over. Those who rightfully believe that Christ needs to be a part of Christmas and those rebelling against the politically correct tyranny looking to strip all spirituality from the holiday have lost. You have lost. We…have lost. According to the latest results from the Pew Research Center – and already being gleefully shouted from the rooftops of certain left-leaning media sites orchestrating the campaign against faith-based Christmas – while 90 percent of Americans still celebrate Christmas in one way or another, a majority find that the religious elements of Christmas are emphasized less and...
  • Congress Wants To Spy On You For Christmas – Bi-partisan Group Says No!

    12/15/2017 9:52:30 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Steve Sherman
    Congress has until the middle of this month to pass a bill to fund the government into next year or we go into shutdown-city. It’s one of the biggest political threats we seem to hear every year. The threat to shut down the government is used by one party to intimidate the other into submission, because the public hates government shutdowns. So, it comes as no surprise that Congress is considering using a government funding bill as a Christmas Tree to carry other expiring provisions of law across the finish line. This year congressional leaders want to spy on you...
  • Trump Opens More U.S. Waters to Offshore Oil Drilling—So Grab the Fishing Poles!

    12/15/2017 9:47:24 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    The Trump administration is preparing to unveil as soon as this week expansive offshore oil plan that would open the door to selling new drilling rights in Atlantic waters, according to people familiar with the plan… President Donald Trump his Interior Department to write the new blueprint with the aim of auctioning oil and gas drilling rights off the U.S. East Coast -- territory that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, had had had had ruled out..” Don’t get me wrong! Cheaper energy and greater energy independence for our nation are nothing to sneeze at! But many of us familiar...
  • No evidence to prosecute officer in Justine Damond shooting

    12/15/2017 9:38:52 PM PST · by pawpawrick · 18 replies
    minneapolis star tribune ^ | 12/15/2017 | pawpawrick
    Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Wednesday that he does not yet have enough evidence to file charges against a Minneapolis police officer in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, blaming investigators who “haven’t done their job.”
  • The Tipping Point

    12/15/2017 9:38:29 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 9 replies ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Congressman Marsha Blackburn
    The time is now to make a change. Regardless of their career, women have had it with being diminished, condescended to, passed over, and belittled. They have had it with inappropriate touching, leering words, innuendos, and emotional or verbal abuse. Regardless if it’s the entertainment world, a school, a doctor’s office, a bank, or Capitol Hill, women have a right to expect behavioral decency in the workplace. Throughout my career, whether in the private or public sector, I have sought to encourage women in the workplace. An acceptance of seediness and vulgarity has seeped into our culture, and now it...
  • BOOM! Devin Nunes Orders Investigators to Physically Remove Outstanding Documents From DOJ

    12/15/2017 9:29:22 PM PST · by Enterprise · 32 replies ^ | December 12, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) ordered congressional investigators to physically remove all outstanding documents from the Justice Department on Thursday. “Intel Cmte chair Nunes says Hse Intel Cmte will send investigators to DoJ Thursday to do a “scrub” of documents they have pursued since winter. Nunes says if McCabe doesn’t appear next Tuesd, he will move to subpoena him..or potentially hold McCabe in contempt of Congress,” tweeted Fox News’ Chad Pergram.
  • Gingrich: It’s Time for Sessions to Do His Job

    12/15/2017 8:34:42 PM PST · by conservative98 · 41 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 12/15/2016 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt calls on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate the FBI’s handling of the Clinton investigation. It's time for the Attorney General to do his job. He needs to set up a Clinton investigation and a FBI-Justice Dept investigation. There's no excuse for not launching these investigations.
  • Congressman Tells Rod Rosenstein That James Comey BROKE THE LAW then Rosenstein Agrees!

    12/15/2017 8:31:43 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on Dec 15, 2017 | Media Buzz Video cltp from Hearing
    Louie Gohmert Asks some good questions....
  • Final GOP tax bill repeals ObamaCare mandate

    12/15/2017 4:33:43 PM PST · by springwater13 · 50 replies
    The final Republican tax-reform bill unveiled Friday repeals ObamaCare’s individual insurance mandate, leaving the GOP poised to blow a significant hole in the health-care law next week. The change, which takes effect in 2019, removes one of the least popular parts of ObamaCare, but one that many experts warn is necessary to make the law function smoothly. Without a mandate, there is less incentive for healthy people to enroll and balance out the costs of the sick. That is expected to lead to premium increases and could lead insurers to drop out of markets, potentially leaving some areas of the...
  • Final Tax Bill Released, Vote Scheduled For Next Week

    12/15/2017 7:59:36 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 9 replies
    HotAir ^ | 12/15/17
    Allahpundit reported on the last-minute Rubio drama surrounding the tax bill earlier today. Now Republicans have settled on a final version of the bill which they believe will bring everyone on board for a vote next week. The House is expected to vote on the revised Bill Tuesday with the Senate following a day or two later. If you’re looking for a weather vane to show which way the winds of momentum are blowing, consider the moderately upbeat statements of Sen. Susan Collins.
  • Tax plan opens new opportunities for taxpayers and state legislators to save key deductions

    12/15/2017 7:55:38 PM PST · by KingofZion · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 14, 2017 | Michael Hiltzik
    Limiting the SALT deduction could affect as many as 6 million Californians—one of every three taxpaying households in the state, according to Michael Cohen, director of the state Department of Finance. The average deduction for property taxes is about $6,000, he has told the state congressional delegation, and the separate deduction for state and local income taxes comes to nearly $16,000 per return. One option that could be considered by the Legislature would be to redefine state and local taxes as charitable contributions, which remain fully deductible under the GOP tax proposals. The idea isn’t as implausible as it seems:...