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  • See What States Are Returning to Normal After Coronavirus State-by-State

    05/20/2020 6:54:34 PM PDT · by wrrock · 17 replies
    Statistical visualization of the distance a typical person moves on a daily basis. As stay-at-home orders eased in April, you can see the movement start up again in some, but not all states. Currently, there are no states ‘normal.’ The data is from anonymized and aggregated cell phone data. VISUALIZATION: See How Fast Life is Returning to Normal After Coronavirus In Each State..........
  • States Should Not Receive Bankruptcy Protection

    04/25/2020 11:00:41 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 60 replies
    NRO ^ | 23 Apr 2020 | Kevin Williamson
    Mitch McConnell believes he has hit upon a solution for states that are upside-down on their pension obligations and other financial commitments: “I would certainly be in favor of allowing states to use the bankruptcy route,” he told Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday. “It’s saved some cities, and there’s no good reason for it not to be available.” There are a couple of good reasons for denying the states bankruptcy protection. One is the fact that there is no such thing as state-bankruptcy law in the United States. A second reason, related to the first, is the Constitution. In the United...
  • It’s too soon’: Trump says Kemp is moving to fast on reopening Georgia’s economy

    04/22/2020 3:54:59 PM PDT · by rintintin · 136 replies
    AJC ^ | April 22 2020 | Stephanie Toone
    ‘It’s too soon’: Trump says Kemp is moving too fast on reopening Georgia’s economy
  • The Tale of Donald Trump and the Picket Fence

    04/16/2020 9:22:54 PM PDT · by edwinland · 14 replies
    Free Republic Original ^ | 4/17/2020 | Edwin Land
    “Hello, old chap, you got stuck with the big decision, didn't you?" ”Donald wheeled suddenly and said:“Why, it’s you, Andrew! I warn’t noticing.” “Say—I’m swimming in glowing press, I am. Don’t you wish you were? But of course you’d druther work on reopening the economy — wouldn’t you? Even if people gonna criticize you if it ain't picture perfect afterwards.” Donald contemplated the Governor a bit, and said: “What do you call work?” “Why, ain’t that work? ”Donald resumed his hard work, and answered carelessly: “Well, maybe it is, and maybe it ain’t. All I know, is, it suits Donald Trump.” “Oh come, now,...
  • We Have a Constitution Not a King: Cuomo Rejects Trump's Claim of Total Authority to Lift Shutdowns

    04/14/2020 4:15:36 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 112 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 13, 2020 | Luke Kenton
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has rebuked President Trump's claims that he has blanket authority to order a reopening of the country. In a heated press conference inside the White House on Monday evening, Trump asserted that his office holds 'absolute power' over the shutdowns But Cuomo said later Monday that the last time he checked the US had 'a constitution...not a king'. The governor went on to accuse Trump of an 'abrogation of the Constitution', before threatening the president with a lawsuit should he put New Yorkers at risk. 'The close down was left to the governors to do...
  • WATCH: President Trump Reveals Why He Refuses to Issue a National Stay-at-Home Order

    04/04/2020 3:55:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    Video at link, end of article. Every day, the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefs the nation on the Wuhan coronavirus, the federal government's response to the virus and the next steps that we, as a nation, must take. It seems like one continual question comes up: why doesn't President Donald Trump issue a national stay-at-home order, otherwise referred to as a national lockdown? The president addressed that very issue during Saturday's briefing. "Mr. President, you said you want to see as few lives lost as possible in the pandemic, but there are still eight governors, all Republicans, who have...
  • Trump Sends Warning to Virginia Democrats: Gun Grab 'Will Never Happen' On My Watch

    01/23/2020 9:14:57 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 59 replies
    NN ^ | 01-23-20 | Jay Greenberg
    President Donald Trump has sent a clear message to lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled state of Virginia, warning that he will not allow them to undermine the Second Amendment rights of American citizens while he's in office.Speaking during an interview with Fox News Wednesday, President Trump warned Democrats that a gun grab "will never happen as long as I’m here."
  • PAUL JOSEPH WATSON'S LATEST: Leftist Losers React to UK Election

    12/15/2019 1:32:23 PM PST · by Company Man · 40 replies
    Youtube ^ | December 15, 2019 | Paul Joseoh Watson
    Paul hits it out of the effin' ball field, yet again. Paul is on fire no-I-really-mean-it-this-time.
  • Trump Partners with Animal-Rights Wackos

    12/02/2019 6:00:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2019 | Humberto Fontoava
    President Trump signed a bipartisan bill on Monday that makes certain acts of animal cruelty a federal felony, saying it’s important for the nation to combat “heinous and sadistic acts of cruelty." The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT) prohibits extreme acts of cruelty, including intentional crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating, impalement, carried out against "living non-human mammals, birds, reptiles, or amphibians." “Aaaw isn’t this wonderfully heart-warming!” respond some amigos. “Especially as President Trump cited the hero military dog Conan during the signing ceremony!”Perhaps. But let’s look more closely at the issue—especially at some of this legislation’s most fervent sponsors:“The...
  • Trump signs federal ban on animal cruelty

    11/25/2019 11:25:50 PM PST · by knighthawk · 157 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 25 2019 | Joe Tacopino
    President Trump on Monday signed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, a new federal ban on animal cruelty. The law will outlaw purposeful crushing, burning, drowning, suffocation, impalement or other violence causing “serious bodily injury” to animals.
  • Leaked Documents Reveal Expansive Soros Funding to Manipulate Federal Elections

    11/08/2016 5:33:43 AM PST · by tekrat · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/7/2016 | J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS
    Leaked funding documents reveal an effort by George Soros and his foundations to manipulate election laws and process rules ahead of the federal election far more expansively than has been previously reported. The billionaire and convicted felon moved hundreds of millions of dollars into often-secret efforts to change election laws, fuel litigation to attack election integrity measures, push public narratives about voter fraud, and to integrate the political ground game of the left with efforts to scare racial minority groups about voting rights threats. These Soros-funded efforts moved through dozens of 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) charities and involved the active compliance with civil rights groups, government...
  • New York Passes Law To Thwart Presidential Pardon Power

    10/16/2019 7:45:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/16/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    The new Attorney General of New York State, aligned with Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Democratic majority in the state government, have passed a law allowing the prosecution of persons granted presidential pardons. As even NBC News was honest enough to admit, this was a measure cooked up specifically to “Resist” President Trump and blunt his ability to grant pardons to people associated with him. Of course, the devil is in the details as always. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a measure Wednesday that would allow the state to pursue charges against people who have received a presidential...
  • Cuomo signs measure allowing New York to press charges despite presidential pardon

    10/16/2019 9:45:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/19 | Justine Coleman
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a measure Wednesday permitting New York state to press charges against those who have received presidential pardons. The measure was passed to prevent President Trump's ex-aides facing prison time or potential sentencing from receiving pardons and avoiding criminal punishment, NBC News reported. The network added that the legislation was a direct response to the president's consideration of giving his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, a pardon. Manafort is serving in a federal prison after being convicted on bank fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy charges. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has also indicted him on state...
  • Judge dismisses high-tax states' lawsuit against Trump tax deduction limits

    09/30/2019 10:24:00 AM PDT · by Conserv · 22 replies
    A federal judge handed the Trump administration a win Monday, dismissing a lawsuit from states with high taxes. The lawsuit asked U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken to block the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's limit on how much people can deduct in state and local taxes (SALT). The provision effectively raised the tax burden on citizens of high-tax states.
  • Trump warned by NRA over background checks [More info.]

    08/08/2019 12:26:10 PM PDT · by familyop · 47 replies
    The Washington Post by way of Greenwich Time ^ | August 8, 2019 | Josh Dawsey, Seung Min Kim
    ...Wayne LaPierre...told him it would not be popular among Trump's supporters,...LaPierre also argued against the bill's merits, the officials said...On Tuesday, Trump outlined some NRA concerns...with Manchin...Manchin said. "I told him, we don't expect the NRA to be supportive. Mr. President,...when you did the bump stocks, they weren't for you. They were against that, too...A White House official said Trump had asked some advisers and lawmakers this week about whether the NRA had enduring clout amid an internal leadership battle...After the Parkland shooting, Trump expressed support for background checks...and greater police power to seize guns...But he faced significant resistance from...
  • The Divided States of America: Some States are Choosing Life, Others are Choosing Death

    06/05/2019 1:39:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/05/2019 | Michael Brown
    I recently wrote about the coming civil war over the issue of abortion, and day by day, state by state, the divide is getting more pronounced and more extreme. Let’s take a look at a map of America to see where things stand at the moment. As broken down by NBC News, the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia – forming a connected chain – along with Utah, have passed strong pro-life bills. Of interest is the fact that, in most of these states, the bill passed with overwhelming approval in each of the legislative...
  • Supreme Court’s conservatives overturn precedent as liberals ask ‘which cases...

    05/14/2019 1:52:55 AM PDT · by blueplum · 34 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 13 May 2019 | Robert Barnes
    Full Title: Supreme Court’s conservatives overturn precedent as liberals ask ‘which cases the court will overrule next’ The Supreme Court’s conservative majority overturned a 41-year-old precedent Monday, prompting a pointed warning from liberal justices about “which cases the court will overrule next.” The issue in Monday’s 5 to 4 ruling was one of limited impact: whether states have sovereign immunity from private lawsuits in the courts of other states. In 1979, the Supreme Court ruled that there is no constitutional right to such immunity, although states are free to extend it to one another and often do. But the court’s...
  • Should States Have To Pay For Refugee Resettlement They Don’t Want?

    04/02/2019 5:20:51 AM PDT · by gattaca · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 2, 2019 | Don Barrett
    Today states that withdraw find resettlement continues without any oversight from state authorities yet with states continuing to be forced to pay. Tennessee is the first state to tell the federal government that it can’t be forced to pay for the federal refugee resettlement program on the constitutional basis of federalism and the Tenth Amendment. It is suing the federal government over its continuation of refugee resettlement in Tennessee after the state withdrew from the program. When the state withdrew more than 10 years ago, the federal government turned program administration over to the federal contractor, Catholic Charities of Tennessee,...
  • Fauxcahontas Sounds the War Cry on Flyover Country

    03/19/2019 11:31:29 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 26 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Afternoon Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) By now, most of you have heard that, in her town hall event on the Collaboration News Network (CNN), Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren endorsed the idea of completely eliminating the Electoral College, because of course she did. “Every vote matters and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College,” Warren told the audience, “I believe we need a constitutional amendment that protects the right to vote for every American citizen and makes sure that vote gets...
  • The Second Amendment in the States

    03/03/2019 7:32:50 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 13 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | February 28, 2019 | Harold Hutchison
    United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Much of the focus on Second Amendment issues tends to be at the federal level. There are good reasons for this focus: Federal law sets the baseline for laws affecting our Second Amendment rights. Federal judges can overturn anti-Second Amendment state laws. The President can appoint new federal judges, and also can set the tone for what happens in the executive branch. We have been very fortunate to have President Donald Trump these last two years. Some may nitpick about the bump-stock ban via the regulatory process, but that is far better than the legislation anti-Second...