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  • Winning: Polls Show Significant GOP Resurgence in Past Two Months

    02/09/2018 9:57:36 AM PST · by davikkm · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Several recently released polls show a resurgence of Republican popularity among voters, as measured by President Trump’s approval ratings and the generic Congressional ballot. The Real Clear Politics Average of Polls, for instance, currently shows the generic Congressional ballot advantage for Democrats has dipped to 6.2 percent, the lowest it has been since May 30 of last year, and down seven points from the 13-point advantage they had as recently as a month and a half ago. President Trump’s job approval rating has increased to 42.3 percent in the Real Clear Politics Average of Polls, his highest since May 13...
  • New Poll Finds Voters Trust GOP Over Dems on Economy, Jobs, National Security, and Immigration

    02/09/2018 9:22:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/09/2018 | Guy Benson
    In my post yesterday about freshly-announced benefits from tax reform -- here's another bummer for Pelosi and friends -- I warned that in spite of Americans' positivity on the economy and growing support for the GOP-passed law, outsized Democratic enthusiasm threatens to make a 'blue wave' inevitable.  I stand by that analysis, but figured I'd keep you posted on data points and trends that push back against the 'doomed GOP' narrative.  One was the Monmouth poll we covered last week.  The latest national survey from Politico is another.  The president's approval rating is up to a respectable level, Republicans have...
  • Calif. Democrat and #MeToo leader accused of groping male staffer

    02/09/2018 9:18:55 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/9/2018
    California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, a leader of the #MeToo movement, allegedly stroked a then-25-year-old staffer’s back, tried to squeeze his buttocks and attempted to grab his crotch as he walked away from her. (Associated Press) A California Democrat who was featured in Time magazine’s Person of the Year issue for her role in the anti-sexual harassment “#MeToo” movement has been accused of drunkenly groping a male legislative staffer at a softball game in 2014. Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia allegedly stroked the then-25-year-old staffer’s back, tried to squeeze his buttocks and attempted to grab his crotch as he walked away from her....
  • U.S. judge rules it would be ‘tyranny’ to force Christian to bake cake for lesbian ‘marriage’

    02/09/2018 9:06:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/08/2018 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    BAKERSFIELD, California – It would be a violation of free speech for a Christian baker to be forced to make a same-sex "wedding" cake, a California judge ruled on Monday. Cathy Miller owns Tastries Bakery, where 40 percent of her business is wedding cakes, many of which she personally designs. Last August two lesbians asked her to design a special cake to celebrate their “marriage,” and Miller politely redirected them to an accommodating competitor. Nevertheless, as is the well-established LGBT pattern, the lesbians sued Miller anyway. They filed a complaint with the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing, accusing...
  • Moody’s Threatens To Downgrade U.S. Credit Rating Amid “Meaningful Fiscal Deterioration”

    02/09/2018 9:03:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    ETF Daily ^ | 02/09/2018
    From Tyler Durden: Back in 2011, Standard & Poors’ shocked the world, and the Obama administration, when it dared to downgrade the US from its vaunted AAA rating, something that had never happened before (and led to the resignation of S&P’s CEO and a dramatic crackdown on the rating agency led by Tim Geithner). Nearly seven years later, with the US on the verge of another government shutdown and debt ceiling breach (with the agreement reached only after the midnight hour, literally) this time it is Warren Buffett’s own rating agency, Moody’s, which on Friday morning warned Trump that he...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,"Open Line Fridays",February 9,2018

    02/09/2018 8:59:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 9, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGAWELCOMETo"OpenLineFridays"DITTOS!
  • Former Obama official confirms Steele dossier was given to State

    02/09/2018 8:49:13 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 60 replies
    An official at former President Obama’s State Department has confirmed a claim made by Republicans that former British spy Christopher Steele and allies of Hillary Clinton gave him intelligence reports claiming that President Trump was compromised by the Russians. In an op-ed for the Washington Post titled “Devin Nunes is investigating me: Here’s the Truth,” former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jonathan Winer says Steele and Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal approached him with separate dossiers claiming malfeasance between President Trump and Russia. Winer’s op-ed confirms the chain of events Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) detailed in a...
  • Hillary's boys helped Steele write the dossier

    02/09/2018 8:46:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Every day, we learn about more corruption on the part of Hillary.  Lying about Benghazi, selling 20% of our uranium to Russia, and using an unsecure email server and lying about it are only the most recent.  We can look back on Whitewater; FBI Filegate; Travelgate; and attacking the female victims of her husband, Bill Clinton.  There is so much corruption that we are becoming numb to more disclosures. The latest is that Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer, friends and associates of Hillary and Bill Clinton, supplied information to Christopher Steele for his smear job referred to as a "dossier." Congressman Trey...
  • The Senate Budget Deal Proves Republicans Love Government Spending

    02/09/2018 8:37:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Reason ^ | 02/09/2018 | Veronique de Rugby
    Warning: This post contains numbers that may upset anyone who dreams of a smaller government. With the Senate budget deal announced yesterday, congressional Republicans have proved that they aren't merely big spenders: They bear primary responsibility for Washington's complete lack of fiscal responsibility. At the same time, they have reaffirmed the fact that bipartisanship means a determination to spend us into oblivion. The bipartisan budget deal that the senators proclaimed so proudly yesterday would add $300 billion over two years to discretionary spending, not counting emergency funds and other add-ons. It would yet again burst the budget caps that Republicans...
  • Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's keep FR alive!! [FReepathon XL]

    Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's keep FR alive!! 2017 was a great year and, Lord willing, 2018 should be even greater!! Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all!! End sanctuary cities!! End anchor babies!! Continue cutting regulations, cutting government, cutting spending and cutting taxes!! Continue bringing back capital, manufacturing, jobs and the economy!! Continue appointing constitutional conservative judges and restoring the constitution and our religious freedom!! Continue rebuilding and strengthening our military!! Prepare for a great election in November, sweeping in even more conservatives to the congress so we can accomplish all of the above,...
  • After 61 Years, America’s Busiest Highway Is Almost Complete

    02/09/2018 8:09:01 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 20, 2018 | Robinson Meyer
    PENNINGTON, N.J.—The past few years have been thick with promises of shiny new infrastructure and the revival of American greatness. Funny, then, that so little has been made of a quiet victory for U.S. infrastructure due later this year. By September 2018, one of the country’s most famous civil-engineering projects will finally complete construction, six decades after work on it began. Interstate 95, the country’s most used highway, will finally run as one continuous road between Miami and Maine by the late summer. The interstate’s infamous “gap” on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey border will be closed, turning I-95 into...
  • US kills more than 100 Assad regime fighters in largest deliberate strike against Syrian forces

    02/09/2018 8:08:07 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 43 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) via Yahoo Noose ^ | February 8, 2018 | Raf Sanchez
    The US-led coalition killed more than 100 Assad regime fighters in eastern Syria on Wednesday, officials said, in the largest deliberate strike carried out by Western forces against pro-Syrian government troops. The coalition said it struck regime fighters with airstrikes and artillery after they launched an "unprovoked attack" against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Western-backed rebels fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in Syria. "We estimate more than 100 Syrian pro-regime forces were killed while engaging SDF and coalition forces," a US military official said.
  • Doctor Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for $7 Million Medicare Scheme

    02/09/2018 7:55:46 AM PST · by Lera · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Feb 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A New York doctor will be serving 13 years behind bars after being convicted of orchestrating a $7 million Medicare scheme. Brooklyn Federal Judge Dora Irizarry sentenced Dr. Syed Imran Ahmed, 51, to 13 years in federal prison and ordered him to pay more than $14 million in restitution, forfeiture, and fines to the federal government for billing Medicare $7 million for procedures he did not perform,
  • Strzok & Page: Tim Cook was a 'hypocrite' in the San Bernardino iPhone encryption fight

    02/09/2018 7:53:52 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 8, 2018 | by Kif Leswing
    Apple publicly fought the FBI in 2016 over issues related to privacy, encryption, and an iPhone used by a terrorist. Texts between FBI employees released earlier this week give a peek into how some agents saw the battle. In February 2016, as Apple and the FBI were quietly sparring over how to unlock an iPhone owned by one of the perpetrators of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, two FBI officials unrelated to the case back in Washington DC were privately discussing their distaste for Apple CEO Tim Cook. "And what makes me really angry about that Apple...
  • Roger Simon: Democrats Are Headed for a World of (Deserved) Hurt

    02/09/2018 7:45:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | Roger L Simon
    After years of non-stop virtue signaling as the party of "truth, justice and equality," the Democrats are slowly, inexorably being revealed to be the reverse. They are being hoisted on the petard of their own moral narcissism. It has made them blind. So convinced of their own righteousness were they that it allowed them to participate in, even instigate, the subversion of our justice system to the extent of lying to and deceiving a FISA court in the name of what they assumed was "good." They did this in concert with people who claimed to be Republicans or "independents" working...
  • China plans sea-based anti-missile shields ‘for Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean

    02/09/2018 7:23:21 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 08 February, 2018 | Minnie Chan
    China is developing sea-based anti-missile systems and plans to deploy them in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean, according to military experts. The assessment came as Beijing announced it had carried out a successful test of its ground-based mid-course defence system on Monday. Testing of the anti-ballistic missile system that could shield China from a ballistic missile attack is part of efforts to catch up with the top nuclear nations with anti-missile technology, the United States and Russia. China previously carried out tests of the system in 2010 and 2013. Beijing is also working on a sea-based system for the Asia-Pacific...
  • The Super Hind Mk.III Could Be the Best Mi-24 Ever

    02/09/2018 7:16:11 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 6, 2018 | Tom Cooper
    Some 50 air forces and air arms around the world operate different variants of the famous Mil Mi-24 Hind attack helicopter. Market for upgrades of this type is therefore huge – and the competition is correspondingly fierce. The best-known upgrades for Mi-24s are offered by different Russian and Czech companies, but also by the Israeli Aircraft Industries, WZL in Poland and SAGEM in France. However, one of the least-well-known yet biggest and most successful upgrades of Mi-24s ever was launched by the South African company called Advanced Technologies and Engineering. The Super Hind upgrade in question resulted in spectacular modifications...
  • Armed Black Hawk Completes Qualification

    02/09/2018 7:10:55 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    AIN online ^ | February 6, 2018 | David Donald
    The UAE is the launch customer for Sikorsky's armed Black Hawk. Sikorsky (a unit of Lockheed Martin, Chalet CS02) has completed the six-year development and qualification program for its weaponization kit, tailored for the S-70i/UH-60M Black Hawk. The qualification involved around two years of live firing trials conducted at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Using the Black Hawk’s existing digital avionics, the kit allows a range of weaponry to be launched and fired, including precision-guided Hellfire missiles and laser-guided rockets. The system also provides accurate aiming for unguided weapons such as Hydra 70 rockets carried in seven- or 19-round...
  • California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia accused of groping male staffer

    02/09/2018 7:10:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 9, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - - The California Legislature's widening sexual misconduct scandal now includes allegations against a Democratic lawmaker known for her fierce advocacy on women's issues, including an anti-sexual harassment movement that began sweeping the Capitol last fall. Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia said Thursday she'll fully cooperate with an investigation into an allegation she groped a 25-year-old man who worked for another lawmaker in 2014. Daniel Fierro alleges that she stroked his back, squeezed his buttocks and attempted to touch his crotch in the dugout after a legislative softball game. Garcia said she doesn't recall the incident.
  • Sudden FBI departures indicate that the jig is up

    02/09/2018 7:03:59 AM PST · by pgkdan · 102 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 02/09/18 | Thomas Lifson
    Choose your metaphor: rats leaving a sinking ship, cockroaches scurrying away from the light, or maybe just people cutting deals to save their butts. Yesterday saw the FBI fan feculated. The blandness of this Politico story, titled "Two more officials cited in FBI texts step down," conceals really, really big news. The jig is up. Each of the "officials" who is "stepping down" is leaving under duress and likely facing serious legal consequences for acts that have been disclosed – acts that go to the heart of the fraudulent application for the Page FISA warrant and the obstruction of justice...