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  • What’s at stake for federal employees in the midterm elections?

    10/22/2018 6:38:51 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | October 22, 2018 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    In just two weeks, Americans will flock to the polls to cast their votes in the mid-term elections where all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 U.S. Senate seats are up for grabs. The people we elect on Nov. 6 will make policy decisions that will shape the future of our country for years to come.  As a federal employee, it’s your chance to make your voice heard and hold politicians accountable. Besides Social Security, health care, voting rights, and other important issues, your entire livelihood is on the line. It’s not about...
  • 5 Stories that Matter

    10/22/2018 6:32:29 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 4 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | October 22, 2018 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time or sent to others using government equipment, because it suggests action to be taken in support of or against legislation. Do not use your government email address or government phone in contacting your Member of Congress.Each week, AFGE browses the World Wide Web for stories that matter to AFGE members. Here are the five stories you shouldn’t miss this week:Trump Demands 5 Percent Spending Cuts from Every Cabinet Agency President Trump on Wednesday ordered Cabinet secretaries to develop a plan to cut 5 percent of their agencies’ budgets,...
  • Beto O’Rourke: U.S. Needs to Send Financial Aid to Stabilize Central America

    10/22/2018 5:33:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 21, 2018 | Staff
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) said America needed to send financial aid to stabilize Central America to decrease asylum-seeking immigrants. O’Rourke said, “If things are so desperate in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, that someone would risk their lives to come here than what can we do to improve situations there? We have invested trillions of dollars for wars in the Middle East. Could we invest some fraction of that to provide the stability in Northern triangle counties of Central America make sure people have a reason to stay and raise their families where...
  • AZ Sen: Democrat Kyrsten Sinema's Senate Bid Has Become A Total Train Wreck

    10/22/2018 5:19:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    The Arizona Senate race is one that Democrats think they can pick up. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is unpopular; the latest crop of Republicans that have represented the state have disappointed conservatives and its trending blue. It’s going to be tight. Right now, Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally and Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema are duking it out. Sinema had a commanding lead, but the vicious fight over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh gave the GOP base a boost, plus the serial bad news from Sinema’s past activist history has turned her Senate run into something of a dumpster fire. There’s...
  • Trump to Unveil 'Major Tax Cut for Middle-Income People' Before Election

    10/22/2018 12:45:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/22/2018 | Rick Moran
    Donald Trump told reporters after a rally in Nevada that he was planning to propose a major tax cut targeting middle-income Americans before the end of the month."We are looking at putting in a very major tax cut for middle-income people. And if we do that it'll be sometime just prior, I would say, to November,” Trump told reporters. “We are studying very deeply right now round the clock a major tax cut for middle-income people." Trump has taken criticism from Democrats for his tax cuts, which they claim only help large corporations and the top 1 percent. But...
  • Donald Trump: 'Major Tax Cut For Middle-Income People' Coming in 10 Days

    10/22/2018 9:32:36 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 37 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-10-21 21:00 | Riva Mendoza
    President Donald Trump says a 'major tax cut for middle-income people' is coming in 10 days as he plans to implement a large tax reduction for the middle class before November midterms.
  • The Blue Wave Never Existed

    10/22/2018 2:50:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I’m gonna just tell you right now. I don’t believe, and I haven’t believed for a long time, that there has been this slam-dunk blue wave. What we’re being told right now is that six months ago, nine months ago, all the way back to December when the first generic ballots polls were taken, that the Democrats had a 12- to 13-point advantage, that the American people realized their mistake electing Trump and Republicans and couldn’t wait to put Democrats back in power. Now, that argued against real life. Real life since 2010 is the Democrats have been...
  • What Part About THIS Don't You Understand

    10/22/2018 12:33:18 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/22/18 | Fredy Lowe
    Don't talk about the Red-Wave, be part of it to save America, to save your freedom, to save your families, to save your future THIS will ask the undeniable question: Are you aware of just how close we are to losing our Constitutional Republic? President Trump recently said that many people have told him that they will not be voting in the midterms because he was not on the ballot. So why vote? What part about THIS do these people not understand? Hopefully, you are not one of them, because nothing could be further from the truth. PDJT and his...
  • Democrats Never Learn — You Can’t Win in November by Embracing Socialism

    10/22/2018 10:45:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    After months of promising a November “blue wave,” Democrats’ chances of taking back Congress are shrinking by the day.Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is on track to lose her seat in North Dakota by double-digits. A recent New York Times/Siena poll has Republican senatorial candidate Marsha Blackburn ahead by more than 14 points. Sen. Ted Cruz is now consistently polling with at least a 7-point advantage.All told, Real Clear Politics is projecting Republicans will hold on to at least 50 seats in the Senate, and several of the remaining “toss-up” races are in states that normally lean Republican, including Arizona, Indiana, and Missouri. Republicans are...
  • AMAZING! Over 100,000 RSVPs For Houston Trump Rally With Ted Cruz – Tailgater Set Up Outside to...

    10/21/2018 6:57:53 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 21, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    FULL TITLE: AMAZING! Over 100,000 RSVPs For Houston Trump Rally With Ted Cruz – Tailgater Set Up Outside to Accommodate Massive Crowd President Trump was having a hard time finding a location where he can hold all his followers that want to see him and Senator Ted Cruz in Houston, Texas. The challenge was finding a place big enough to accommodate over 77,000 people–but that was on Friday–By Sunday, the RSVPs ballooned to a whopping 100,000+ people! Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale announced on Sunday that due to over 100,000 RSVPs for the Houston rally with Ted Cruz scheduled...
  • This chart shows how everything has changed since Trump became president

    10/21/2018 3:05:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 21, 2018 | Jeff Cox
    Since Donald Trump won the presidency, he has presided over both one the most tumultuous political times in recent memory, as well as the best economy the country has seen since well before the financial crisis. Consumer and small business confidence is up — but so are both the national debt and budget deficit. The chart below, using mostly data compiled by Goldman Sachs, quantifies just how much things changed from the days just before the election in November 2016 through September 2018. Of course, the stock market has weakened in October, which has been its historically most volatile month....
  • Ex-Fed chief Greenspan: This is the tightest labor market I've ever seen

    10/18/2018 3:32:07 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 17 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 10/18/2018 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr
    ... "This is the tightest market, labor market, I've ever seen, he said in an interview with "Squawk Box." "But concurrently, we have a very slow productivity increase." ...
  • World Economic Forum confirms the US is great again under Trump

    10/18/2018 8:14:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/18 | PAUL RODERICK GREGORY
    The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 World Competitiveness Report ranks the United States No. 1 in global competitiveness, up from No. 3 in the past few years and its first top ranking in a decade. A high ranking matters. As the WEF reports: “Global competitiveness is determined by the set of institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of productivity of a country … And productivity leads to growth ... and improved well-being. The U.S.’s top ranking therefore suggests a lot of growth and prosperity to come." According to the Davos elite (who are no fans of Donald Trump),...
  • Why de Blasio Just Helped Republicans More Than Democrats While Campaigning for Gillum

    10/15/2018 8:57:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2018 | Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
    Mayor Bill de Blasio was in the battleground state of Florida this past weekend campaigning for the Bernie Sanders-backed Democratic nominee for governor, Andrew Gillum, but it is most likely the Republican ticket of Ron DeSantis and Janette Nunez that he helped by being there. Here in New York City, we’re facing record high homelessness, deplorable conditions in city public housing, and a crumbling transit system. Homeowners have also seen a 44% increase in the property taxes since de Blasio took office and now a push to open more homeless shelters, jails and even heroin injection centers in their neighborhoods....
  • Trump says each Cabinet secretary should slash 5% of their budgets after he pledges to cut spending

    10/17/2018 10:14:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    "We're going to be asking for a 5 percent cut from every secretary today," Trump told reporters at the White House in advance of a meeting with those secretaries. The proposal comes days after the Trump administration announced a $779 billion budget deficit for fiscal year 2018 — a six-year high and a 17 percent jump from the prior period. "He's asking them to cut the fraud, the waste, the abuse," White House senior advisor Kellyanne Conway said on Fox Business News. "Cut the fat, not the essentials." Trump had said in an earlier interview on the network that "We're...
  • Tesla Sales Soaring, Competition Failing

    10/17/2018 5:33:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 48 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | October 16, 2018 | Ross Tessien
    CE car sales are down and EV sales are up. Most people know this much. Also, EV sales are not up by as much as ICE car sales are down. The two metrics are believed to be independent of one another. I believe they are related. When someone purchases a Tesla Model 3, that car sale is an EV and not a new ICE vehicle. So that is a first sale the ICE industry loses. Next, the new EV owner often trades in a used ICE car and someone else will purchase that car. Some number of car buyers will...
  • U.S. Is World’s Most Competitive Economy for First Time in a Decade

    10/16/2018 4:11:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    WSJ ^ | 16 Oct 2018 | Joanna Sugden
    The U.S. is back on top as the most competitive country in the world, regaining the No. 1 spot for the first time since 2008 in an index produced by the World Economic Forum, which said the country could still do better on social issues. America climbed one place in the rankings of 140 countries, with the top five rounded out by Singapore, Germany, Switzerland and Japan. All five countries’ scores rose from 2017, with the U.S. notching the second-biggest gain after Japan’s. The top spot hasn’t gone to the U.S. since the financial crisis stalled output and triggered a...
  • Sen. Tim Kaine: 'We've Got' to 'Fight in the Streets'

    10/16/2018 10:31:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/16/2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on how Democrats can strengthen their party by effectively targeting Trump administration policies they oppose, Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said liberals must "fight in the courts, fight in the streets" and "fight at the ballot box." On Tuesday morning's Morning Joe (MSNBC), co-host Mika Brzezinski asked, "So, broad question about the future of the Democratic Party, especially given your firsthand experience with what we've all been through. There's so much going on here that we clearly see, you know, places where you -- we can criticize what the administration is doing, but how does the party rebuild? How do...
  • 3 Things Your Anti Trump Friends Don't Understand

    10/15/2018 10:07:44 PM PDT · by Simon Foxx · 22 replies
    5TJT.com ^ | 10/15/2018 | Jake Novak
    It’s one thing to lose an election; it happens to everyone in politics. It’s one thing to lose a sports match; it happens in every sport. But something even rarer is happening in American politics right now, the losers don’t know why they’re losing and many of them don’t even realize they’re losing at all. In this case, the losers are the Democrats. They not only lost the 2016 presidential election, but continue to lose major battles with the Republicans over key issues like tax reform and the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation. Many of them are shocked by these...
  • Why Trump may be the most honest president ever

    10/15/2018 7:18:02 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 15, 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    when it comes to the real barometer of presidential truthfulness — keeping his promises — Trump is a paragon of honesty. For better or worse, since taking office, Trump has done exactly what he promised he would. Trump kept his promise to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, something his three immediate predecessors also promised yet failed to do. He promised to “crush and destroy ISIS,” and two years later, he is on the verge of eliminating the Islamic State’s physical caliphate. He promised to impose a travel ban on countries he saw as posing...