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  • Is Trump a Gun Grabber?

    03/01/2018 11:21:28 AM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 56 replies ^ | 03.01.2018 | Andrew Klavan
    Andrew raises good questions. Trumps gun talk is worrying.
  • Does the political class know the Russia investigation will go forward without Comey?

    05/12/2017 1:21:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Or does that even matter because it's all about "optics"? Dan Calabrese image By Dan Calabrese —— Bio and Archives May 12, 2017 0 Comments | Print Friendly | Subscribe | Email Us Something is seriously off in all the hysteria about the Comey firing. Try to follow the logic with me now: The media/left/political class/Democrats wants us to believe that all the stated reasons for the firing were an obvious distraction, and the real reason Trump fired Comey was to head off the Russia investigation. There was even a story in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal reporting that Comey had...
  • Political class: A man you loathe broke your rules, beat you, and you’re not handling it well

    01/16/2017 8:51:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Meltdowm At some point we have to get past this. At some point, Donald Trump and his team are going to get down to the business of governing, and whether they like it or not, the Beltway crowd will have no choice but to discuss the new system in health care, or the budget, or our operations against ISIS, or energy policy. They won’t want to. They only want to carp about how their world is crashing down around them and they don’t like it. But most of the country is already wildly disinterested in this melodrama, and there’s going...
  • Hillary on Capitol Hill: ‘Fake news’ is a danger to America and ‘must be addressed quickly’

    12/09/2016 9:58:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/16 | Dan Calabrese
    The MSM can't stand the competition Boy, the political class is really going all in with this “fake news” business. Now Hillary herself has slithered out of her lair to demand that something be done - as if we needed another reason to be glad she isn’t about to become president: She’s making a thinly veiled reference here to the recent shooting at a Washington pizza place called Comet Ping Pong, where an armed man showed up ostensibly to “investigate” child trafficking that Alex Jones types claim was going on there at the behest of John Podesta and others connected...
  • Political class in meltdown because Trump took a phone call from Taiwan’s leader

    12/05/2016 8:28:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/05/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Things work differently now. Deal with it Get used to this: America elects a president who does not do things in conventional ways, in large part because Americans have lost faith in the political class’s conventional ways of doing things. So here comes the new president, not following convention because he has little use for it. The political class, which despises this man and refuses to accept that there could possibly be anything wrong with the way they’ve always done things, reacts to the new president’s every eschewing of convention by proclaiming: He’s so stupid! He doesn’t know how things...
  • US Homeownership Rate Crashes To Lowest Since 1965

    07/28/2016 9:00:33 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies ^ | 28 July 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In hopes of promoting the narrative of a US housing recovery, one recurring thesis has been that as Millennials get older and start families, they will eventually leave their parents' basement and buy a house or shift from renting to owning. So far the facts have refused to corroborate this, and according to the latest "Housing Vacancies and Homeownership" report released on Thursday, the dream of owning a home just became even more distant. The reason: after staging a feeble rebound in late 2015, the US homeownership rate just tumbled from 63.5% to 62.9%, tied for the lowest print going...
  • FOX News Guests RIP Obama after #Pulse Massacre Statement: “Facts Don’t Seem to Matter” and “Pablum”

    06/12/2016 2:00:09 PM PDT · by milford421 · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    "Former CIA Director James Woolsey: Yet again the president did not pass up an opportunity to say that guns are the problem. And yet again he passed up the opportunity even to allude to the fact that there might be some motivation from some branch of Islam, or jihadist terrorism or jihadi thinking behind what was taking place despite of the fact that the killer was shouting ‘Allahu Akbar.’ The facts don’t seem to matter to this administration."
  • Orlando Killer Worked For Company Transporting Illegal Immigrants Inside US; Was Interviewed By FBI

    06/12/2016 1:58:56 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 137 replies ^ | June 12, 2016
    In a surprising discovery, the Palm Beach Post first reported that according to state records, Orlando shooter Omar Mateen - who as we reported earlier was licensed as a security guard and also holds a firearms license - was employed by the US subsidiary of G4S plc, a British multinational security services company, whose US-headquarters are located in Jupiter, Fla, and which also happens to be the world's largest security company by revenue. ... But where it gets more disturbing is that as Judicial Watch reported several days ago, in a post titled, "DHS Quietly Moving, Releasing Vanloads Of Illegal...
  • Israel fills UN hall for anti-BDS conference

    05/31/2016 7:17:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2016 7:52 PM EDT | Michael Astor
    Over 1,500 students filled the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday for a conference sponsored by the Israeli mission on how best to combat a movement on many U.S. campuses calling for a boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians. Taking place in the same hall where 40 years ago 72 nations voted to equate Zionism with racism, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon called the conference an “historic” event. Separately, Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour dismissed the conference as “no big deal.” The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) seeks to ostracize Israel...
  • A very bad sign for all but America’s biggest cities

    05/31/2016 6:54:10 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 22 May 2016 | Jim Tankersley
    Americans in small counties are much less likely to start new businesses, a trend that jeopardizes the economic future of vast swaths of the country. ___ Americans in small towns and rural communities are dramatically less likely to start new businesses than they have been in the past, an unprecedented trend that jeopardizes the economic future of vast swaths of the country. The recovery from the Great Recession has seen a nationwide slowdown in the creation of new businesses, or start-ups. What growth has occurred has been largely confined to a handful of large and innovative areas, including Silicon Valley...
  • 12 UMass students face possible arrests in connection to an alleged bad LSD trip

    05/14/2016 2:26:07 PM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 5/13/16 | Foster
    Twelve University of Massachusetts students could be arrested on drug and alcohol charges in connection to an 18-year-old woman’s alleged LSD use in a Bethlehem, New Hampshire cabin, according to the Caledonian Record. The Record reports that on Tuesday, Bethlehem Police responded to reports of an 18-year-old woman who was “thrashing and out of control” after allegedly taking LSD at the UMass Outing Club cabin, located in Bethlehem. Officer Andrew Hennessey said that different forms of marijuana were found in the cabin, and that students in the cabin admitted to taking LSD, although none was found. The students could face...
  • Hidden disaster in new budget: Demonic plot to raid pensions

    12/12/2013 3:09:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | December 11, 2013 | David Dayen
    2013 has not been a pleasant year if you work for the federal government. You’ve been subject to pay freezes, furloughs and shutdowns. One of you got yelled at by a Tea Party Republican at the World War II memorial. And if Congress passes the budget deal announced Tuesday night by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray – a big if – you will get a final Christmas present: You’ll have to pay more into your pension, an effective wage cut that just adds to the $114 billion, with a “B,” federal employees have already given back to the...
  • Congress divvies up staff healthcare plans under Obamacare exchanges

    11/01/2013 1:07:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 1, 2013 | Alexis Levinson
    WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans have sparred for the past few months over what should be done about staffers’ healthcare: should they go on the healthcare exchanges, as a provision in Obamacare seems to require, or should they stay on the healthcare plan they have now, where they receive an employer subsidy help defray the costs? The deadline for members to make that decision arrived at 5 p.m. on Halloween. Members could either designate staff as “official,” in which case they would be required to go on the exchanges, or “unofficial,” in which case they could remain on the Federal...
  • Sen. David Vitter wants to know which lawmakers are exempting staff from Obamacare

    10/31/2013 1:03:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2013 | Tom Howell, Jr
    Sen. David Vitter wants to put the klieg lights on any member of Congress who decides that certain staff members are not “official,” a maneuver that would exempt the employee from entering a health exchange tied to Obamacare as mandated by the 2010 law. Mr. Vitter, Louisiana Republican, filed the Show Your Exemption Act on Thursday to force lawmakers to reveal how they designate each of their staffers. Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, wrote an amendment to the Affordable Care Act that placed members of Congress and their staffs in the state-based insurance markets, or exchanges, set up by the...
  • House GOP intent on forcing Congress, White House into Obamacare

    10/15/2013 12:24:08 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 15, 2013 | SUSAN CRABTREE
    If House Republicans get their way in budget talks, White House spokesman Jay Carney may be forced to make good on his pledge to sign up for Obamacare if his private insurance plan is dropped. House GOP leaders have pressed during the government shutdown fight to significantly delay or defund the president's signature healthcare reform laws. But with those efforts failing to take hold, Republicans on Tuesday shifted fears and are seeking to extract a different health care concession: Forcing members of Congress, President Obama and top White House officials to enroll in the law's insurance exchanges without subsidies. Carney...
  • Rebel Without a Caste

    09/28/2013 6:06:33 AM PDT · by keats5 · 7 replies ^ | September 27, 2013 | Matthew Continetti
    How fitting that Senator Ted Cruz’s 21-hour anti-Obamacare speech on the Senate floor in Washington, D.C., happened to coincide with the opening of the U.N. General Assembly and the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. Rarely is the distance separating the caste that rules our world from its few, heavily despised critics so literal.

    04/27/2013 10:27:48 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 331 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Sunday April 28, 2013
    Former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who has fiercely fought crony capitalism and the permanent political class, absolutely blistered the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, tweeting that the dinner was "pathetic" and that "DC assclowns" were throwing "themselves a #nerdprom" while "the rest of America is out there working our assess off." @SarahPalinUSA: That #WHCD was pathetic. The rest of America is out there working our asses off while these DC assclowns throw themselves a #nerdprom In recent years, Washington veterans have expressed similar concerns. Tom Brokaw has compared Washington to "Versailles," Ron Fournier has said...
  • Government without objective

    04/23/2013 6:06:43 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/22/2013 | John Hayward
    Big Government programs never seem to have any definite objectives. There are no victory conditions, no exit strategies, no test a program could fail that would result in its termination. This is one of the many reasons it is obscene for socialists to appropriate the language of business and “investment” to peddle their schemes. Investment is voluntary, and every investor envisions some level of failure that would prompt him to pull the plug on a bad investment. By contrast, government programs go on forever, we’re told it’s impossible to pass terminal judgment against them, and we are not allowed to...
  • Where Did Your Tax Dollar Go?

    04/20/2013 9:48:43 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 2 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 4/15/2013 | Romina Boccia & Curtis Dubay
    Americans are waking up today to the worst “case of the Mondays” they’ll have all year: It’s Tax Day. Most Americans dread Tax Day, and for good reasons. Beyond the huge tab Americans pay to the government, the tax code is so complex that it’s difficult to figure out what we owe to the IRS. This is a pain for taxpayers and a huge drain on the economy. According to the federal Taxpayer Advocate in its 2012 report, Americans’ cost of complying with today’s complex tax code totaled $168 billion in 2010. That’s almost as large as the impact of...
  • Democrat senator denies prostitution allegations (Menendez)

    01/31/2013 8:21:01 AM PST · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    GOP USA ^ | January 31, 2013 | Staff
    The office of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., issued a statement Wednesday denying allegations a Florida doctor who is a friend lined up prostitutes for him. The FBI Tuesday raided the office Dr. Salomon Melgen, an eye doctor practicing in West Palm Beach, Fla., who is the target of an Internal Revenue Service lien for more than $11 million, The Miami Herald reported. The newspaper said federal investigators were believed to be looking into Melgen's finances as well as the allegations about prostitutes. "Dr. Melgen has been a friend and political supporter of Senator Menendez for many years," the statement...