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  • After Helsinki, Democrats see chance to capitalize on Trump’s embrace of Russia

    07/17/2018 9:44:18 PM PDT · by blueplum · 40 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 17 Jul 2018 | Mike Debonis;;Sean Sullivan
    {snip} But coming on the heels of the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officials last week alleging a detailed campaign to interfere on Trump’s behalf, many Democrats believe the summit may have helped clarify months of opaque investigations into the president’s Russia ties — probes that Trump and his allies have spent months attacking as a biased “witch hunt.” “It got simple real fast,” said Jim Kessler, senior vice president for policy at Third Way, a centrist Democratic think tank. “I’ve talked to a lot of Democrats that are running in purple and red states and districts who have...
  • Should President Trump trust the CIA/FBI/DOJ deep state swamp?

    07/16/2018 1:22:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 188 replies
    Oh, my. The media and the leftists (including GOPe RINO NeverTrumpers) cannot understand why President Trump doesn't trust the deep state CIA/FBI/DOJ political operators, ie, the deep state swamp. Can't be that these same deep state swamp dwellers have been colluding and working overtime for the last several years using and abusing their government offices trying to prevent Trump from winning the nomination, prevent candidate Trump from being elected, prevent president-elect Trump from taking office, trying to overturn President Trump's election? President Trump was elected specifically to drain the swamp. No one said it was gonna be easy. Looks like...
  • Feds Collect Record Individual Income Taxes Through June; Still Run $607B Deficit

    07/13/2018 10:42:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    www.cnsnews.com ^ | July 12, 2018 | 10:48 PM EDT | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    The federal government collected a record $1,305,490,000,000 in individual income taxes through the first nine months of fiscal 2018 (October 2017 through June 2018), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today. Despite the record individual income tax collections, the federal government still ran a deficit of $607,099,000,000 over those same nine months, according to the Treasury statement. The approximately $1,305,490,000,000 in individual income taxes that the Treasury collected in October through June of this fiscal year was $71,815,310,000 more (in constant June 2018 dollars) than the $1,233,674,690,000 (in constant June 2018 dollars) in individual income taxes that the Treasury...
  • Don't Drink the Water: DC Warns Thousands of Contamination Risk

    07/13/2018 7:40:54 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | July 13, 2018 | Andrea Swalec
    If you live in D.C., you may have to boil your water. DC Water is advising tens of thousands of residents and businesses in a major portion of the city not to drink or cook with tap water without boiling it because of a contamination risk. A problem with the water system Thursday night made it "possible for contaminants to enter the water," DC Water said in a statement early Friday. Officials say there is no information indicating that any water was contaminated; the "boil water advisory" is a precaution. DC Water says it is safe to bathe or shower,...
  • From Kellyanne Conway to Stephen Miller, Trump’s advisers face taunts from hecklers around D.C.

    07/09/2018 12:04:12 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9 Jul 18 | Paul Schwartzman and Josh Dawsey
    Just after arriving in Washington to work for President Trump, Kellyanne Conway found herself in a downtown supermarket, where a man rushing by with his shopping cart sneered, “You ought to be ashamed of yourself! Go look in the mirror!” “Mirrors are in aisle 9 — I’ll go get one now,” Conway recalled replying. She brushed off the dart with the swagger of someone raised in the ever-attitudinal trenches of South Jersey. “What am I gonna do? Fall apart in the canned vegetable aisle?”
  • A thread on how Team Trump is preparing the normies for what is coming : major Swamp Draining.

    07/08/2018 4:58:22 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 116 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8 July 2018 | Emaparator Rex
    A thread on how Team Trump is preparing the normies for what is coming : major Swamp Draining. Many look at the kabuki theater in Congress, as the way to evaluate 'Trump v Swamp'. They misunderstand the role Trump has assigned to Congress, in this great American scandal. 2. The strategy is becoming clearer now. Consider : Trump KNOWS EVERYTHING. This isn't a situation where he is flying blind. The evidence is in, all of it. Has been for a long time. The issue isn't WHAT Trump has. It's HOW to bring the perps to justice. And WHEN. 3. IMO,...
  • SEC judge appointments unconstitutional, U.S. high court says

    06/21/2018 10:16:14 PM PDT · by blueplum · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 Jun 2018 | Andrew Chung
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court gave presidents more control over key jobs in federal agencies on Thursday, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws violated the U.S. Constitution. The justices agreed with President Donald Trump’s administration that the SEC, in having low-level staff install administrative law judges, infringed upon powers given to the president in the U.S. Constitution’s “appointments clause” regarding the filling of certain federal posts. The ruling could reverberate through the federal government, which has nearly 2,000 administrative law judges who....
  • Flake Holds Up Judicial Nominee, Won’t Say Why

    06/19/2018 3:54:45 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 6/19/18 | Todd Ruger and Niels Lesniewski
    Arizona Republican Jeff Flake halted an appeals court nominee last week and he’s not publicly saying why, a behind-the-scenes move that takes aim at one of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s top priorities this year. The Senate Judiciary Committee scuttled a planned vote June 14 on the nomination of Britt Grant, a pick from Georgia for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Flake’s hold throws a cog in what has been the Senate GOP’s smoothly operating judicial confirmation machine. “Oh, it’s just something I’m working out,” Flake said Tuesday, without offering any more details. The typically media-friendly...
  • Jeb Bush Demands Trump End ‘Heartless’ Child Border Policy

    06/18/2018 12:15:04 PM PDT · by davikkm · 197 replies
    breitbart ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is calling on President Donald Trump to end the “heartless” policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border. “Children shouldn’t be used as a negotiating tool,” Bush tweeted on Monday. “@realDonaldTrump should end this heartless policy and Congress should get an immigration deal done that provides for asylum reform, border security and a path to citizenship for Dreamers.” The failed presidential candidate’s plea came in response to President Trump’s tweet in which he vowed to stop “some of the worst criminals on earth,” from using children to illegally enter the U.S....
  • 50 Media Mistakes in the Trump Era: The Definitive List

    06/18/2018 8:43:19 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson.com ^ | 6/10/2018 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    We the media have “fact-checked” President Trump like we have fact-checked no other human being on the planet—and he’s certainly given us plenty to write about. That’s probably why it’s so easy to find lists enumerating and examining his mistakes, missteps and “lies.” But as self-appointed arbiters of truth, we’ve largely excused our own unprecedented string of fact-challenged reporting. The truth is, formerly well-respected, top news organizations are making repeat, unforced errors in numbers that were unheard of just a couple of years ago. Our repeat mistakes involve declaring that Trump’s claims are “lies” when they are matters of opinion,...
  • IG refers five FBI employees for investigation, as more anti-Trump messages revealed

    06/14/2018 5:03:56 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/14/2018 | Brooke Singman
    The Justice Department inspector general has referred five FBI employees for investigation in connection with politically charged texts, revealing in its report on the Hillary Clinton email case that more bureau officials than previously thought were exchanging anti-Trump messages. The long-awaited report largely dealt with the Justice Department and FBI's handling of the Clinton case but uncovered numerous messages that “appeared to mix political opinion with discussions about the MYE investigation." MYE, or "Midyear Exam," was the code used in the FBI to refer to the investigation into Clinton’s private email server. “Some of these text messages and instant messages...
  • National media ignoring DOJ arrests of 2,300 suspected pedophiles

    06/14/2018 5:44:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/14/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    A massive nationwide round-up of suspected online child sex offenders by the Department of Justice has gone virtually unreported by the major national media. The Department of Justice is certainly proud of "Operation Broken Heart" and issued a press release two days ago: The Department of Justice today announced the arrest of more than 2,300 suspected online child sex offenders during a three-month, nationwide, operation conducted by Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces. The task forces identified 195 offenders who either produced child pornography or committed child sexual abuse, and 383 children who suffered recent, ongoing, or historical sexual...
  • Dallas residents say neighborhoods being overrun with prostitutes

    06/01/2018 3:59:29 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 97 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 01 JUNE 2018 | WFAA.COM
    Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall disbanded the VICE unit -- a unit responsible for arresting prostitutes by working undercover. Without VICE officers, it's hard to make cases or arrests against prostitutes. Residents say they want help now.
  • Trump Has Cut Federal Payroll by 24,000 Jobs

    06/01/2018 8:35:10 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 26 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | June 1, 2018 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    CNSNews.com) - The federal government cut 3,000 jobs in May and federal employment has now dropped by 24,000 since President Donald Trump took office, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even as federal government jobs were declining, overall employment was increasing—as was employment in state and local government. In April, there were 2,789,000 people employed in civilian federal government jobs. In May, that declined to 2,786,000, a drop of 3,000
  • Judicial Drift

    05/29/2018 11:18:50 AM PDT · by afsnco · 9 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 5/29/18 | afsnco
    Interesting quote: "There is a concept known as judicial drift — or “the Greenhouse effect,” after the Times writer. “You get these good conservative justices, they move to D.C., they get on the Court, D.C. is a liberal area, the media is liberal, they want approval, start tempering their conservatism, and drift to the left,” explains Amanda Hollis-Brusky, a Pomona College political scientist."
  • Trump Twitter: Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State.

    05/23/2018 6:51:07 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 104 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 23, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State. They go after Phony Collusion with Russia, a made up Scam, and end up getting caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before! What goes around, comes around!
  • Trump guts union perks, speeds up civil service firings to save $100 million a year

    05/25/2018 1:39:19 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 132 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 25, 2018
    President Trump signed three executive orders Friday containing sweeping reforms that weaken protections for federal workers and eliminate perks for the unions that represent them. Under the new executive orders, unions will be charged rent for federal office space and will not be reimbursed for travel expenses or for hours spent appealing worker firings. All federal workers will be ordered to spend 75 percent of their time on government work, and agencies are ordered to publicly post union contracts in an online repository.
  • Trump Moves to Ease the Firing of Federal Workers

    05/25/2018 2:37:19 PM PDT · by Cyclops08 · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05/25/2018 | Noam Scheiber
    President Trump on Friday signed a series of executive orders making it easier to fire federal government workers and rolling back the prerogatives of unions that represent them. Andrew Bremberg, the head of the White House Domestic Policy Council, said the president was “fulfilling his promise to promote more efficient government by reforming our Civil Service rules.” But the push also reflects conservatives’ long-running suspicion of the federal bureaucracy, one that the president’s advisers have been outspoken in channeling. Shortly after Mr. Trump took office, Stephen K. Bannon, then his chief strategist, called for “the deconstruction of the administrative state.”...
  • Sources: FBI Agents Want Congress To Issue Them Subpoenas So They Can Reveal The Bureau’s Dirt

    05/22/2018 10:59:41 PM PDT · by bitt · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/22/2018 | kerry pickett
    Sources tell The Daily Caller several FBI agents want congressional subpoenas to testify about the agency’s problems. The sources claim there is a demand within the agency to prosecute former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. They also say the bureau has become totally politicized. The subpoenas are desired by the FBI agents because it requires Congress to pay for their legal fees and protects them from agency retribution. Many agents in the FBI want Congress to subpoena them so they can reveal problems caused by former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, three people in...
  • Sinkhole Appears on Whitehouse Lawn

    05/22/2018 1:12:41 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 22 2018 | Jacqueline Alemany
    ...The sinkhole, confirmed by groundskeepers, is just outside the office of White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley.