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  • Trump Administration to Soon Issue Guidance on Medicaid Block Grants

    01/19/2020 10:11:35 AM PST · by karpov · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 19, 2020 | Stephanie Armour
    The Trump administration plans to release guidance as soon as this month for granting states waivers to convert Medicaid funding to block grants, according to two people familiar with the matter, paving the way for a transformation of the 55-year-old program that is likely to reignite a partisan feud. The impending release comes as a surprise after the Office of Management and Budget, which reviews regulatory actions, indicated in November that block-grant instructions had been withdrawn. Lawmakers and legal advisers speculated that the guidance may have been shelved or significantly delayed. Approving state waivers to change Medicaid funding to block...
  • Second U.S. baby to be born from a dead donor’s uterus is delivered

    01/19/2020 10:59:53 AM PST · by billorites · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 10, 2020 | Emily S. Rueb
    When Jennifer Gobrecht was 17, doctors told her that she would never carry her own child. But Thursday, researchers at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia announced that Gobrecht had delivered a son by cesarean section in November, the second baby in the United States to be born using a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor. “We were beyond lucky,” Gobrecht said. Gobrecht, now 33, was born with a congenital condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, meaning she was born with ovaries, but without a uterus. In 2017, she and her husband were exploring the possibility of implanting frozen embryos into a surrogate when...
  • Actually, America is far more Christian than we realize

    01/18/2020 7:21:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/18/2020 | Michael Brown
    One week ago, I met with an old friend who was born in America but who has spent almost all of his life in Italy. He was struck by how openly and boldly the Gospel was proclaimed here in the States, from massive billboards on the roadside to Christian radio and TV.A few days later, I met with a young man from the Faroe Islands, now studying in Denmark, and wanting to do pro-life work in his home country and beyond. He flew to America to meet with pro-life leaders for input and example, since there was virtually no such...
  • After feud with Warren, Bernie Sanders releases ad aimed at women

    01/17/2020 12:01:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2020 | by John Whitesides
    Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders, stung by a feud with progressive ally Elizabeth Warren over gender and electability, released an ad aimed at U.S. women voters on Friday touting his support for women’s rights. Ahead of a weekend trip to New Hampshire, the second state to vote in the Democratic presidential nominating race next month, the ad highlights Sanders’ support for equal pay, abortion rights, paid family leave and affordable child care. “Bernie Sanders is on our side and always has been,” the female narrator says in the ad, which the campaign said would air in New Hampshire along with...
  • Donald Trump Stumbles Into a Foreign-Policy Triumph

    01/17/2020 12:58:01 PM PST · by edwinland · 86 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JANUARY 17, 2020 | TOM MCTAGUE
    A year and a half into Donald Trump’s presidency, Henry Kissinger set out a theory. “I think Trump may be one of those figures in history who appears from time to time to mark the end of an era and to force it to give up its old pretences,” he told the Financial Times. “It doesn’t necessarily mean that he knows this, or that he is considering any great alternative. It could just be an accident.” A term has been coined to describe this notion: Ryan Evans of War on the Rocks calls them “Trumportunities.” It is the idea that,...
  • Nolte: The China Trade Deal and 22 Other Times Trump Made Fools of the ‘Experts’

    01/17/2020 3:22:31 PM PST · by davikkm · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    Way back in 2015, when the rumors began to circulate about Donald Trump running for president, rumors we had heard for decades, I was shocked at how many “smart people” — those snobs I enjoy heckling as “#GOPSmartSet” — underestimated The Donald. Shrugging off the idea Trump would actually run was fair enough. Like I said, he’d been flirting with the idea for decades. Even I would have bet it was a publicity stunt. No, what surprised me was how #GOPSmartSet and the elite media laughed off Trump as a clown, a huckster, a carnival barker, and bankrupt loser. That,...
  • Pete Buttigieg: Imposing Christianity on People is Wrong, Imposing Abortion on Babies is OK

    01/17/2020 7:09:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | January 17, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pete Buttigieg does not want pro-life Christians to “impose” their religious beliefs on others when it comes to protecting the unborn, but he would push his own pro-abortion beliefs on Americans if elected president. The pro-abortion Democrat and South Bend, Indiana mayor recently spoke to an Orange City, Iowa crowd about why he, a self-described Christian, supports abortion on demand, according to the Washington Examiner. Buttigieg reportedly touted his faith while talking about welcoming immigrants and refugees, expanding food stamps, and helping the poor, referring to various scripture references to support his position. When asked about abortion, however, he defended...
  • Never Marry a Feminist

    01/17/2020 4:28:46 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 52 replies
    Suzanne Venker ^ | 15 Jan 2020 | Suzanne Venker
    I have a proudly progressive male friend who married a feminist some years ago who asked him to take her name. They didn’t end up going that route, but my friend seriously considered it. I thought of him when I read this recent article headlined, “He said ‘yes’! Why aren’t more women proposing to their boyfriends?” and when I came across this new commercial that shows a woman proposing to a man. Both are examples of rejecting tradition in the name of sexual equality. When it comes to love and marriage, couples typically fall into one of two groups:...
  • Taxpayer-Funded Planned Parenthood to Spend $45 Mil to Elect Dems in 2020

    01/17/2020 8:34:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | January 16, 2020 | Alexa Moutevelis
    Big Abortion is jumping into the 2020 race with big numbers. It was announced Thursday that Planned Parenthood is launching what CBS News’ Kate Smith reported is “the biggest electoral effort in its history: a $45 million spend to support presidential, congressional and state-level candidates in the 2020 elections who support abortion rights.” The campaign, dubbed “We Decide 2020,” will target five million voters in nine battleground states via “large-scale grassroots programs and canvassing, digital, television, and radio and mail programs.” Smith interviewed Planned Parenthood Votes Executive Director Jenny Lawson who said, “The stakes have never been higher,” and admitted,...
  • Elizabeth Warren Takes Credit for Sponsoring Bills She Voted Against

    01/17/2020 8:27:21 PM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | January 17, 2020 | Andrew Stiles
    Underperforming presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has portrayed herself as a bipartisan dealmaker by taking credit for sponsoring bills she ultimately voted against. "I do work with the other side," Warren said in October during a radio interview in New Hampshire. "I've gotten more than a dozen bills passed into law, and they've been bipartisan. And that's just been since Donald Trump has been elected president." A post on the "Fact Squad" section of Warren's campaign website similarly boasts that "Donald Trump has signed more than a dozen of Elizabeth's proposals into law" and lists 15 pieces of legislation Warren sponsored. Three of...
  • Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal

    01/17/2020 9:47:46 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/2020 | Sylvan Lane
    The Senate overwhelmingly passed President Trump's proposed replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Thursday, sending the deal to the president’s desk for his approval. Passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) represents a rare moment of bipartisanship in a bitterly divided Congress. The deal cleared the Senate by a vote of 89 to 10 on Thursday, close to a month after passing the House by a vote of 385-41. Republicans were eager to help Trump accomplish a major pillar of his economic agenda despite their preferences for a deal with looser restrictions. Democrats, who broadly shared Trump’s...
  • New York Bill Requires Mental Health Evaluation to Buy Firearms

    Legislation pre-filed in New York by State Senator James Sanders (D-10th Senate District) will require anyone wishing to purchase a firearm to first pass a mental health evaluation. Senate Bill 7065 has been referred to the New York Senate Consumer Protection Committee where it awaits a hearing.Current New York law requires the use of a licensed firearms dealer and passage of a federal background (NICS) check to transfer any firearm. SB 7065 would require the mental health check prior to initiating the background check. The implementation of a mental health evaluation for firearm transfers constitutes unprecedented government regulation and overreach....
  • Kamala Harris Just Proved That Impeachment Is About Blocking Trump’s Judicial Nominees

    01/16/2020 8:33:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 16, 2020 | Matt Margolis
    With a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, Donald Trump has been remaking the judiciary with record speed. Approximately 25 percent of circuit court judges are Trump appointees, and Democrats just can't stand that. It seems that throughout Trump's presidency they've come up with various unconstitutional schemes to thwart Trump's ability to make his mark on the judicial branch of our federal government. ~snip~ Now that the Democrats' partisan impeachment has reached the Senate, failed 2020 presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris is making a similar argument to put the brakes on Trump's making the judiciary great again. “Today,...
  • Consumer Reports said the condoms given out by Planned Parenthood are defective

    01/16/2020 9:51:46 AM PST · by grundle · 41 replies
    Wordpress ^ | January 16, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Consumer Reports said the condoms given out by Planned Parenthood are defective According to Consumer Reports, the condoms given out by Planned Parenthood are defective.Below is a screenshot from Consumer Reports. (You can see a bigger version of the image by clicking on it twice.)Both of the two condoms at the very bottom of the ratings are from Planned Parenthood. Both had a score of “poor” (the worst possible score) in the category called “strength.” One of them also scored “poor” in the category called “reliability.”For an organization that makes money by selling abortions, it’s a very clever business strategy for...
  • 'Whenever they pass it, I will sign it' | SC Governor advocates for 'Heartbeat Bill'

    01/15/2020 9:45:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    WCNC ^ | January 15, 2020 | Tanya Mendis, WCNC Staff
    SOUTH CAROLINA, USA — South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and other pro-life advocates gathered Wednesday to fight for the so-called "Heartbeat Bill." Senators will be debating the bill that would ban almost all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. The bill passed the House last year and went through a lot of changes during senate committees this past fall. With a new session comes a renewed push from supporters of the bill, but some lawmakers say it won't pass. South Carolina's senators poised to debate one of the most broad-sweeping abortion bans in the country. Anti-abortion advocates gathered today in...
  • West Virginia House Passes Bill to Stop Infanticide, Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortions

    01/15/2020 9:31:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | January 15, 2020 | Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger
    West Virginia lawmakers are advancing a bill to protect babies who survive abortions from infanticide. The West Virginia House Health approved the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, or House Bill 4007, in a voice vote, WV Public Broadcasting reports. Democrat Del. Danielle Walker opposed the bill. Lawmakers on Wednesday voted 93-5 in favor of the measure and it now moves to the Senate. The legislation would require abortionists to provide reasonable medical care to a baby who survives an abortion. It requires physicians to “exercise the same degree of reasonable medical judgment to preserve the life and health of...
  • New report shows gigantic drop in abortions in Missouri

    01/15/2020 10:04:39 AM PST · by Missouri gal · 10 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | January 14, 2020 | Cheryl Sullenger
    A preliminary report from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) shows that abortions in Missouri dramatically dropped over 2018 as the state's only abortion facility, Reproductive health Services in Saint Louis, struggled to maintain its abortion license after a series of botched abortions.
  • Don’t Be Fooled By Liberal Dark Money Influence

    01/14/2020 4:37:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | January 14, 2020 | Ken Blackwell
    Hypocrisy in politics is typical, but every so often it reaches a new low. Such is the case with a recent political ad attacking dark money’s influence in politics, an ad funded by dark money. The group Future Majority did exactly that as part of their 2018 efforts to elect Democrats to Congress. Now groups like Future Majority are focused on denying President Trump reelection in 2020.  Democrats have no good response to the president’s popularity and his accomplished record, so they turn to dark money funded smear campaigns to try and discredit him and his supporters. Politico reports one...
  • The Feminist Sociopath

    01/14/2020 4:30:51 AM PST · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 1/13/2020 | Elizabeth Fortunato
    he media are doing everything in their power to divert the spotlight from Ricky Gervais’ opening monologue at last week’s Golden Globes. Michelle Williams is clearly Hollywood’s chosen beneficiary. Her emotional “on-the-verge-of-tears” speech advocating a woman’s “right to choose” is garnering much acclaim from women’s groups, after she claimed that her personal “choice” enabled her to have the kind of career success that brought her the award. Williams’s speech addressed women directly from the stage, warning that they needed to similarly act in their own “self-interest.” She vaguely alluded to November’s election, with the oft-heard clarion call that Roe v....
  • Trump Supporters Are Responsible for ‘Near Moral Collapse’ of the United States, Says Alec Baldwin

    01/14/2020 7:32:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | January 13, 2020 | By John Salvatore
    That doesn’t sound accurate… You should be laughing after reading that headline. Hollywood goofball Alec Baldwin knows very little of which he speaks, but he honestly believes what he says is on-point. What more do you need to know about the Democrat Party? They are cool with killing unborn babies, ripping up the Constitution, tossing Christianity out of America and forcing more and more government regulation down the throats of each and every Americans, but Republicans are responsible for the nation’s “moral collapse?” Head scratcher. From Breitbart: