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  • Trump cancels scheduled pay raises for most federal employees

    08/30/2018 12:09:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | August 30, 2018 | by Adam Edelman
    In a letter to House and Senate leaders, Trump claimed "federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases." President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he was canceling pay raises for most federal employees that had been set to go into effect in January, citing government budget concerns. In a letter to House and Senate leaders, Trump wrote that he’d decided “across-the-board” pay raises as well as locality pay raises for civilian federal workers in 2019 would be frozen. “I have determined that for 2019, both across‑the‑board pay increases and locality pay increases will be set at zero,” he wrote. “These alternative...
  • Trump blocks pay raise for 1.5 million federal workers, calls for no increase next year

    08/30/2018 12:15:29 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug. 30, 2018
    President Trump on Thursday blocked an automatic pay raise for 1.5 million federal workers, and asked Congress to pass legislation with no increase next year for employees covered by the General Schedule pay system. “Federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases,” Trump wrote in a Thursday letter to congressional leaders, a formality that blocks an automatic 2.1 percent raise from taking effect in January under the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act. "I have determined that for 2019, both across‑the‑board pay increases and locality pay increases will be set at zero," Trump wrote.
  • Socialist star Ocasio-Cortez strikes out: All endorsed candidates lose Tuesday primaries

    08/07/2018 7:56:28 PM PDT · by OneVike · 142 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 8-7-18 | KYLE OLSON
    Too bad, so sad, NOT! Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs record on Tuesday night for her chosen primary candidates was as bare as a Venezuelan supermarket shelf. The socialist pulled off a stunning victory last month in New York, and is now attempting to parlay that win into helping other leftists win Democratic primaries.
  • Facebook's $100 Billion-Plus Rout Is The Biggest Loss In Stock Market History

    07/26/2018 2:38:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 97 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/26/18 | Fred Imbert and Gina Francolla
    Facebook on Thursday posted the largest one-day loss in market value by any company in U.S. stock market history after releasing a disastrous quarterly report. The social media giant's market capitalization plummeted by $119 billion to $510 billion as its stock price plummeted by 19 percent. At Wednesday's close, Facebook's market cap had totaled nearly $630 billion, according to FactSet. No company in the history of the U.S. stock market has ever lost $100 billion in market value in just one day, but two came close. On Sept. 22, 2000, Intel shed $90.74 billion in market value as the dot-com...
  • McConnell in 2013: "You'll regret this, and you may regret this a lot sooner than you think."

    06/27/2018 6:03:56 PM PDT · by jiggyboy · 38 replies ^ | January 31, 2017 | "Rich"
    Highlights of Senator Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor (in 2013 I believe) decrying the Democrats' just-implemented "nuclear option" for judicial nominees. My transcript: "Once again, Senate Democrats are threatening to break the Rules of the Senate, break the Rules of the Senate, in order to change the Rules of the Senate. And over what? Over what? Over a court that doesn't even have enough work to do? ... The majority leader promised, he promised, over and over again, that he wouldn't break the rules of the Senate in order to change them. ... If you want to play games,...
  • Song tributes to the Disintegrating Left (VANITY)

    06/26/2018 8:15:29 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 61 replies
    Youtube ^ | Today | Me
    What a surprise! A look of terminal shock in your eyes Now things are really what they seem No, this is no bad dream
  • How Seattles New Tax to Fight Homelessness Could Ruin its Economy

    05/18/2018 7:03:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Fortune ^ | 05/18/2018 | Travish Brown
    In a shortsighted effort to fight homelessness, Seattles city council has approved a new employee head tax on companies based in the city. The policy pits growth and progress against each other in a zero-sum game that will do far more harm than good. The head tax is exactly what it sounds like: a straight levy of $0.14 per hour per employeeabout $275 a year for a full-time workertargeting every business in Seattle with revenues of $20 million or more. The proposals backers aim to raise around $48 million per year to fund various affordable housing initiatives in order to...
  • WaPo Staffers Fighting for Better Wages Told to Sit Down, Shut Up, and Be Grateful for Jeff Bezos

    01/24/2018 1:29:21 PM PST · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | 1/23/2018 | David Uberti
    The narrative casting Jeff Bezos as a transformative media baron reached new heights in 2017. His Washington Post consistently set the political agenda while claiming two straight years of profitability. Bezos himself glowed on the red carpet as an improbable journalism hero when Steven Spielbergs The Post, a fictionalized account of the newspapers publication of The Pentagon Papers, opened in December. Bezos is worth $111 billion. He is the richest man in the world. But over the past eight months, his prized media outlet has repeatedly stymied requests for better pay and benefits from the employees whove driven its renaissance....
  • Samantha Power Discusses Her Hillary 'Victory' Party HBO Documentary

    01/16/2018 10:48:10 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 16, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Schadenfreude, schadenfreude, oh beautiful, beautiful schadenfreude! You will soon be able to enjoy some great Election Night 2016 schadenfreude again in the form of HBO's documentary, The Final Year, which will soon be broadcast on that network. As you can see from the trailer below it appears to be mostly a big borefest of Obama administration hype about how wonderful and wise they were. However, its saving grace is that the HBO film crew was at a Hillary "victory" party hosted by former UN Ambassador Samantha Power to celebrate Hillary Clinton winning the election. When it did not turn out...
  • Lets just cancel the Oscars

    11/18/2017 9:16:58 AM PST · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 18, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    Hollywood is in a tizzy about what to do about next years Oscars. If the ceremony goes on as planned, everything about it is going to remind us of the Pervnado that has left Tinseltown reeling... The next Academy Awards needs a big, bold statement. A true Hollywood ending to rescue them all. And one obvious solution presents itself: Its time to cancel the Oscars... Instead of holding the Oscars, Hollywood should declare March 4, 2018, a day of atonement and announce that every guilty person in the industry, including every perverted male filmmaker preying on women and potted plants,...
  • ESPN will lay off more than 100 staffers after Thanksgiving: Report

    11/09/2017 1:20:14 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 52 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/9/2017 | Michelle Castillo
    Another round of layoffs are hitting ESPN, according to a Sports Illustrated report. Sources told Sports Illustrated ESPN plans to layoff more than 100 staffers after the Thanksgiving holidays, with SportsCenter in particular expected to lose jobs. ESPN did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. The company has gone through several rounds of layoffs over the past few years. In April, it let 100 people go, including about 10 percent of ESPN's more front-facing employees including on-air talent and writers. ESPN is going through changes as more people move away from cable and towards stand-alone streaming services. The...
  • NFL's TV numbers still sliding; 2017 figures down big from same period in '15

    10/26/2017 6:50:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | 10/26/2017 | Michael McCarthy
    The NFL's once-golden network TV numbers continue to drop. NFL games averaged 15.1 million viewers through Week 7, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. That's down 5.1 percent from 15.87 million viewers during the same period last season and off 18.7 percent from 18.35 million viewers during the same period in 2015. Viewership numbers are lagging for a variety of reasons, not least the ongoing protests during the national anthem that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began in 2016. Fans are still angry about Kaepernicks continued unemployment as well as what's seen as the growing politicization of the...
  • Falling NFL ratings are directly impacting CBS, Fox earnings

    10/17/2017 8:04:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 17, 2017 | Sarah Taylor
    CBS and Foxs projected earnings will suffer a hit, according to two separate reports by Credit Suisse, and falling NFL ratings will continue to impact network earnings so long as they are on a downward trend. Why are earnings suffering? CBS crashing NFL ratings will directly impact company earnings, Omar Sheikh, Credit Suisse analyst, said. Special: 3 foods to avoid in 2017 We expect third-quarter network advertising to decline 3 percent (previously +1 percent), driven by soft ratings for both the summer schedule and for the start of the NFL season, Sheikh said, according to CNBC. With only one of...
  • Kaepernick Effect? Falling ratings force NFL TV networks to give back free ads

    09/23/2017 3:42:41 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 56 replies
    sporting news ^ | from Oct 2016 | Michael McCarthy
    The Colin Kaepernick-led player protests may be hurting the NFL broadcast networks where its hurts them the most: in the pocketbook. With NFL TV ratings plunging by double-digits over the first quarter of the 2016 season, some NFL TV networks are being forced to provide so-called "make-goods" to advertisers, media sources tell Sporting News. MORE: Worst of the Kaepernick takes When advertisers and ad agencies buy commercial time on NFL partner TV networks, they're promised certain numbers in terms of ratings and audiences. If the game fails to reach those numbers, the networks have to "make good" for the audience...
  • ACLU backs down in face of Twitters wrath for pic of white baby holding US flag

    08/24/2017 9:38:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | August 24, 2017
    The ACLU got a big lesson in political correctness after posting a photo of a white baby holding an American flag to its Twitter page and has backed off after social media trolls accused the free-speech group of promoting Nazis. This is the future that ACLU members want, the ACLU captioned a photo of a blonde baby wearing an ACLU free speech onesie and holding a small American flag.
  • Domestic Abuser Attacks Cop Trying To Arrest Him, Then Victim Grabs His Baton...[Idaho]

    08/08/2017 9:32:34 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 15 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 8/7/2017 | Cowgirl
    A Kootenai County deputy was attacked by a domestic abuser whom he was attempting to arrest. When things got ugly, the abusers victim grabbed the deputys baton and helped beat the suspect into custody.
  • Hits on federal retirement advance as bill is introduced to fire feds for no cause at all

    07/21/2017 7:52:09 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 68 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | 7/21/2017 | Joe Davidson
    House Republicans greeted current and future federal employees with two controversial body blows in recent days one amounts to a pay cut and the other would allow new feds to be fired for no cause at all. The House Budget Committee approved a spending plan that would save the government $163.5 billion over 10 years by taking that amount from federal employees. (snip) Republicans call their plan Building a Better America. But the Americans now working to build a better country through their federal jobs would be called on to sacrifice again, as they have repeatedly over the years....
  • Legal Carry in DC but only for Congressmen

    06/21/2017 9:21:28 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 18 replies ^ | June 21st, 2017 | Daniel Lang
    Im going to be introducing legislation this week to allow congressmen to carry a sidearm, should they so desire, Rep. Mo Brooks said in an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News Sunday Morning Futures. Members of Congress are high-profile targets, the congressman said, adding that they have absolutely no way to defend ourselves because of Washington, D.C.s rather restrictive gun laws, the Alabama congressman said. I want congressmen to be treated as if they were law enforcement, Brooks said, given that we are high-profile targets for the bad guys, the lone wolves, the terrorists.
  • Mizzou dumps its entire social media team, closes D.C. lobbying office to save money

    06/06/2017 8:28:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    College Fix ^ | June 6, 2017 | Kayla Schierbecker
    The University of Missouris social media accounts and its threat-warning system face an uncertain future after the university laid off its entire staff responsible for their upkeep as part of a cost-cutting measure. Leaders of financially troubled Mizzou may also end up serving as their own spokespeople, should the UM Systems flagship institution go through another public relations nightmare like its racial protests from a year and a half ago.
  • PolitiFact Changes Its 'Mostly True' Rating for John Kerry's 2014 Claim About Chemical Weapons in S

    04/09/2017 10:14:07 AM PDT · by null and void · 14 replies
    ijr ^ | 4/8/17 | Parker Lee 20 hours ago
    <p>Back in July 2014, then-Secretary of State John Kerry announced that his department got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out of Syria.</p> <p>Following Tuesday's horrific chemical attack on the Syrian city of Khan Sheikhoun which reportedly left over 80 people, including scores of children, dead those claims have come under close national scrutiny.</p>