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  • Just Stop Spending: Hey Congress, Stop spending money you don’t have, dummy.

    03/20/2019 11:55:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2019 | Kevin Williamson
    Stop spending money you don’t have, dummy. Can we conservatives agree — at least among ourselves — on that much? Maybe not. Confession: I am not much of an ideologue. And I don’t think “Stop spending money you don’t have, dummy!” is an ideological position, exactly. And there’s no need to be fanatical about it: Running a deficit during a serious economic downturn, a war, or a national emergency? I’m flexible. You show me Hitler invading Poland and my response is not going to be: Stop spending money you don’t have, dummy. Whip those Nazis. And, then: Stop spending money...
  • GOP lawmakers fight Dems' push to add extra Supreme Court seats

    03/19/2019 5:30:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 19, 2019 | Paulina Dedaj
    Republican lawmakers announced Tuesday that they would be introducing a constitutional amendment this week that would stop the recent push by some Democrats to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court. Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., slammed calls by 2020 Democratic hopefuls to increase the number of sitting judges as “dangerous” and a threat to the balance of power among the three branches of government. “Schemes to pack the court are dangerous to the Founders' vision of an independent judiciary that serves as a check on both the Executive and Legislative branches of government,” he wrote on Twitter. Green...
  • House Democrats’ ‘Anti-Hate’ Resolution Is A Stress Test For Criminalizing Their Opposition

    03/19/2019 3:34:19 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/18/19 | DC McCallister
    The House recently passed a non-binding resolution that condemns hate and bigotry in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic statements, citing a broad range of victimized groups, including Jews and Muslims. It doesn’t include white Christians—a stark and significant omission. The resolution is not a bill that will be sent to the president to sign. No legal weight is attached to it. It is merely a motion that allows members of Congress to show they oppose hate, even as they refuse to call out and punish individual politicians for their particular violations. More than 20 Republicans refused to sign the...

    03/18/2019 10:50:33 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    WBSM ^ | March 18, 2019 | BARRY RICHARD
    Judge Jeanine's Pirro's inquiry is 100 percent legit and she has every right to make it. Fox News, on the other hand, shows cowardice by not defending its hosts when they ask tough questions and raise sensitive issues. It's their job. Fox has refused to discuss Judge Jeanine Pirro and whether her absence is temporary or permanent. That is also a shame, as loyal viewers deserve better. When Americans are standing up to the status quo, Fox folds like an accordion to pressure from the politically correct left. Too many talented conservatives have been dismissed from Fox News because the...
  • DHS on track to nab 100,000 illegals at border this month

    03/18/2019 8:53:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    The government is on track to catch nearly 100,000 illegal immigrants at the border this month, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday, renewing the administration’s plea for Congress to do something. That number would be the worst in more than a decade, and it’s more troubling than the worst years because the migrants are children and families who despite being unauthorized, are almost impossible to deport. “The situation at our Southern Border has gone from a crisis, to a national emergency, to a near systemwide meltdown,” Ms. Nielsen said in delivering an update on the state of her department...

    03/16/2019 6:13:00 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 29 replies
    Jeruselum Post ^ | 3/16/19 | Zachary Keyser
    vangelical leader Laurie Cardoza-Moore hand-delivered letters and petitions containing "tens-of-thousands" of signatures to Capitol Hill in order to remove Ilhan Omar from Congress, demanding a full investigation into Omar's connections with the Muslim Brotherhood. Cardoza-Moore met with a number of Washington lawmakers this week, in addition to Nancy Pelosi and Attorney-General William Barr to forward her agenda to remove Omar and affiliated antisemitic and anti-American parties from Congress. “Ilhan Omar is a self-professed antisemite and a danger to our great country. She is making a mockery of all Americans by sitting in the House of Representatives while publicly raising money...
  • The Principled Five vs. America

    03/15/2019 9:25:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/15/2019 | Sally Zelikovsky
    Once again, Republicans are acting like complete dingbats -- especially senators Lee, Paul, Murkowski, Collins, and Tillis, all of whom announced their decision to vote “yes” for the disapproval resolution on the President’s declaration of a national emergency at the border. As if we hadn’t heard it before, they argue there are constitutional principles involved they cannot, in good faith, contravene. I know these senators believe they are better than Democrats when it comes to adhering to constitutional principles. The consider themselves purists in the loftiest sense. As a Tea Party conservative who spent eight years agitating for those very...
  • One thing Congress gets right: funding their own pensions

    03/14/2019 11:29:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Sovereign Man ^ | 03/13/2019 | Simon Black
    Turns out Congressmen make a lot of money... A study found that while the average American’s net worth increased 3.7% per year between 2004-2012, members of Congress averaged 15.4% annual gains. That high level of pay means half the members of Congress are millionaires today… and continue to collect their $174,000 annual salary. Of course it’s you, the taxpayer, paying that cushy salary. But did you know the taxpayer also foots the bill for insane retirement benefits for Congress? Each retired member can start collecting a pension at age 62 if they’ve spent just five years in Congress. And they’ll...
  • House Democrats pass yet another laughable measure: Approves the Vladimir Putin Transparency Act

    03/14/2019 7:21:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    It’s pretty clear that the Democratic Caucus that runs the House of Representatives has a low opinion of the intelligence of the American public, but a measure passed Tuesday takes the cake when it comes to wasting the taxpayers’ time, attention span, and money. At least the media has done them the favor of largely ignoring it. Intoxicated with the idea of investigating President Trump right out of office, until yesterday they were able to cling to some pretense of plausibility, even if making ridiculous (and financially ruinous) demands on anyone associated President Trump, including his children. Those constraints no...
  • H.R.1 -- the 'For the Democrats' Act: Bill would take power away from states, help elect Democrats

    03/13/2019 8:29:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/13/2019 | By Marc A. Scaringi
    H.R. 1, the “For the People Act,” which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a party-line vote, should be renamed the, “For the Career Democratic Politicians Act.” This bill would take power away from the states, help elect Democrats, and protect career politicians. Yet that’s not the conclusion one would draw by reading the “news.” Here’s the first line in the New York Times story about the passage of H.R. 1, “The House passed the Democrats’ showcase anti-corruption and voting rights legislation on Friday, an expansive measure that aims to dismantle barriers to the ballot box, end big money...
  • Ilhan Omar is throwback to days of segregation, when racists openly roamed halls of Congress

    03/12/2019 5:48:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 11, 2019 | Shmuley Boteach
    Yes, hatred is hatred, but no form of bigotry is as pervasive in as many places as antisemitism. The Democrats leading the House of Representatives could not bring themselves to make a simple declaration condemning Rep. Ilan Omar (D-Minnesota) for her repeated antisemitic remarks, in which she suggested that Israel is mesmerizing members of Congress, that members are being bribed by Jews, that Jews are concerned only with money, and that they have dual loyalty to the US and Israel. Instead, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) wilted under pressure from her far-left colleagues and not only refused to explicitly condemn Omar,...
  • Nancy Pelosi on Impeaching Trump: ‘He’s Just Not Worth It’

    03/11/2019 1:09:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 129 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/11/19 | Joe Heim
    In a wide-ranging interview, the country’s most powerful Democrat says Trump is unfit to be president — “ethically,” “intellectually” and “curiosity-wise” — but impeachment would be too divisive.
  • The Dems Will Lose the House in 2020

    03/11/2019 10:40:31 AM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 11, 2019 | David Catron
    If you find it difficult to grasp how a handful of leftwing extremists managed to win last week’s battle with the nominal leadership of the Democratic Party over a House resolution originally written to condemn anti-Semitism, Margaret Thatcher explained the phenomenon four decades ago: “The one thing about leftwing politicians is that they are always fanatical. They never let go. It’s their religion.” She was describing how the Labour Party had been destroyed from within by a small minority of radicals. Thatcher eventually exploited this process, led the Conservative Party to victory over Labour, and became Prime Minister for eleven...
  • Low Information Congressman: Ted Lieu on Alabama Disaster Blames Trump

    03/10/2019 3:45:31 PM PDT · by malach · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3.09.19 | Jon Brown
    Democratic California Rep. Ted Lieu apologized Friday for a snarky tweet that mocked President Donald Trump’s trip Democratic California Rep. Ted Lieu apologized Friday for a snarky tweet that mocked President Donald Trump’s trip to storm-ravaged Alabama to meet with tornado victims. In response to the president’s Friday morning announcement that he was on his way to Alabama, Lieu wrote in a since-deleted tweet, “WE ARE IN THE THIRD WEEK OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY! Can you feel the emergency? Is this why [Trump] is going to Alabama, because we need to build a Wall along Alabama’s southern border? Oh wait,...
  • Rashida Tlaib Declares Victory Over US Government, Says The Muslims Are Here

    03/09/2019 9:17:05 PM PST · by qaz123 · 71 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 09Mar19 | Carmine Sabia
    Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib delivered a stark statement as she delivered the keynote address at the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ 15th annual banquet. The event was held in February but the video of her comments to CAIR has recently surfaced and they have many concerned. “‘We always said ‘the Muslims are coming’… I think we’re here!” she said as the crowd cheered in approval.
  • Trump's budget to land with a thud on Monday

    03/09/2019 12:04:57 AM PST · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08 Mar 2019 | Roberta Rampton
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When President Donald Trump proposes his 2020 federal budget on Monday, official Washington will likely have a quick look, shrug and move on, marking another stage in the quiet decay of the U.S. government’s traditional policy-making processes. There was a time when the release of the president’s budget was a red-letter day on the calendar of Washington wonkery, with policy experts and fiscal hawks delving into spreadsheets and expounding upon new spending plans and the national debt. But the hoopla of budget day is gone, a relic of a time when politics were less polarized, the federal...
  • Now That Hate Has Been Rebuked, What Happens The Next Time Rep. Omar Spouts Anti-Semitism?

    03/08/2019 10:09:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/08/2019 | John Sexton
    Can you feel it in the air? We had the big vote yesterday and Democrats were united in voting to condemn hate in all its forms. As John Ekdahl pointed out, you can feel the change all around you: America feels better on the first full day without hate— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) March 8, 2019 Having solved the hate problem it’s hard to see what’s Democrats could do for an encore. Actually, that’s a good question. What will they do for an encore? I’m genuinely curious about what happens the next time Rep. Omar launches into a not-so-subtle attack...
  • Praise From David Duke: Rep. Ilhan Omar Is Now The Most Important Member Of Congress!

    03/07/2019 12:25:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2019 | John Sexton
    I guess this is going to be a confusing day for Paul Krugman. Earlier Krugman said the only anti-Semites that worried him were the ones on the right. In other words, Rep. Omar is nothing like the tiki torch marchers. But a few hours later, Omar was getting love eyes from David Duke on Twitter who praised her as the most important member of Congress:I had to look up “Z.O.G.” It’s short for Zionist Occupied Government. In other words, Duke is claiming the Jews are in control of the U.S. That link goes to Duke’s blog (I’m not liking...
  • Rep. Rashida Tlaib To Introduce Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump

    03/07/2019 12:21:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2019 | Karen Townsend
    There isn’t an emergency on the Southern border according to Democrats but there is a national emergency as long as President Trump is in the Oval Office. Wednesday Rep. Rashida Tlaib said she will be introducing a resolution to urge the House Judicial Committee to move forward with impeachment hearings. She joined a group of protesters on Capitol Hill to explain that her supporters in Michigan want Trump to be impeached, too. “We want to be able to work on these economic justice issues, racial justice issues and everything. But guess what? There is a wall there, and a...
  • Ex-Congressman Schock Avoids Prosecution

    03/06/2019 4:28:22 PM PST · by malach · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03.06.19 | Emily Goodin
    Aaron Schock, the former congressman whose political downfall came after he was revealed to have used official funds to decorate his Capitol Hill office 'Downton Abbey' style - made a deal Wednesday that would allow him to escape federal prosecution. Prosecutors agreed to drop all charges if Schock, who was accused of misspending campaign and government money for his personal benefit, will concede to wrongdoing, repay his back taxes to the tune of $42,000, and reimburse his campaign committee nearly $68,000. The deal, known as deferred prosecution agreement, will likely allow Schock, 37, to avoid jail time and a felony...