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  • Editorial: Attention Working Americans: Democrats Want To Hike Payroll Taxes By $1.5 Trillion

    02/15/2019 1:00:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 15, 2019 | Editorial
    Amid all the hoopla about Democrats wanting to raise taxes on the rich, they are quietly working on a bill that would increase taxes on every working family in America. Why? To fund expanded benefits for baby boomers hitting retirement. The Social Security 2100 Act would hike the combined payroll taxes paid by workers and their employers from 12.4% today to 14.8% by 2043. The bill would also apply the payroll tax on incomes over $400,000. According to the Social Security Administration, in the first 12 years alone, this would amount to a $1.5 trillion tax hike. Once the tax...
  • House intelligence chair announces sweeping investigation into Trump's finances and Russia

    02/06/2019 10:41:26 AM PST · by Magnatron · 104 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 6 February 2019 | Jeremy Herb and Manu Raju
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced Wednesday a broad investigation his committee would undertake "beyond Russia" into whether President Donald Trump's financial interests are driving his actions. Schiff said the investigation would "allow us to investigate any credible allegation that financial interests or other interests are driving decision-making of the President or anyone in the administration." "That pertains to any credible allegations of leverage by the Russians or the Saudis or anyone else," Schiff told reporters after the House Intelligence Committee's first meeting in the new Congress. In a statement, Schiff said the investigation would include a continued probe...
  • Texas Democrats caught between climate change and the energy economy

    02/05/2019 6:48:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | February 5, 2019 | by James Osborne
    Houston Democrat Lizzie Fletcher was elected to Congress last November as part of a progressive groundswell against President Donald Trump, winning over a stretch of wealthy Houston suburbs where the oil industry has long reigned supreme and Democrats had not won an election since the late 1960s. But within a month of her taking office, Democrats’ potential headwinds in suburban Texas are in full view as a proposal from the party’s progressive wing to rapidly shift the United States away from fossil fuels gains momentum amidst increasingly dire forecasts on climate change. “I don’t think it’s something you want to...
  • Washington Post details its investigation into Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

    02/04/2019 10:30:41 AM PST · by csvset · 37 replies
    <p>Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax issued a statement early Monday denying a sexual assault allegation that appeared on the same conservative website that posted a racist photograph from Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page.</p> <p>"Lt. Governor Fairfax has an outstanding and well-earned reputation for treating people with dignity and respect," read the statement from his chief of staff and communication's director. "He has never assaulted anyone - ever - in any way, shape or form."</p>
  • Washington Post pushes back on Fairfax denial of sexual-assault claim, publishes graphic details

    02/04/2019 12:53:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/4/19 2 hrs ago | Alex Pappas, Brooke Singman | Fox News
    In its Monday story, the Washington Post acknowledged investigating the claims and deciding not to publish. But it said the Fairfax statement “incorrectly” claimed the paper found “significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegations.” “Fairfax and the woman told different versions of what happened in the hotel room with no one else present,” the paper said. “The Washington Post could not find anyone who could corroborate either version.” The Washington Post didn’t name the accuser. But the paper said Fairfax and the woman met first met in Boston at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Growing calls for Virginia Gov....
  • VA Lt. Governor Confirms Sexual Assault Allegation Against Him Exists, Says WaPo Spiked It

    02/04/2019 9:30:54 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 58 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | February 4, 2019 | By Luke Rohlfing
    Late Sunday evening, Big League Politics broke a story detailing an apparent sexual assault allegation against Democrat Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax occurring during the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Now, that reporting has been confirmed according to a statement coming directly from Lt. Governor Fairfax’s office. The statement, which calls the allegation “false,” reveals that the woman making the allegation had reached out to the Washington Post “more than a year ago.” But, according to the statement, the Post let the story die in darkness, choosing not to publish the story after a “months” long investigation. Trending: UPDATE: Stanford Fellow...
  • Are They Everywhere or Are We Paranoid?

    02/04/2019 3:42:45 PM PST · by billorites · 28 replies
    Belmont Club ^ | February 4, 2019 | Richard Fernandez
    The rush to condemn the Covington high school boys over an imagined slight against a native American and the clamor to ditch Virginia Governor Ralph Northam over a yearbook photograph depicting two figures, one in blackface and the other in KKK costume -- when they would not criticize him for his views on infanticide -- underscore the excruciating sensitivity of American politics to race, gender, and victimhood. The latest example is an op-ed in the Daily Beast alleging that "Tom Brady’s New England Patriots Are Team MAGA, Whether They Like It or Not." Their star quarterback, coach, and owner all supported...
  • Radicals Are Running Amok In The Democratic Party

    02/03/2019 7:49:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2019 | Jeff Crouere
    For decades, conservatives have not been welcomed in the Democratic Party. Today, neither moderates nor mainstream liberals have a home in the party. It has been captured by an extreme band of far-left activists who espouse very progressive as well as dangerous socialist policies. This sprint to the left has intensified in recent months on a range of issues of critical importance to the American people. In Congress, the main spokespeople for the Democratic Party are progressive superstars like 29-year-old U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who espouses a “Green New Deal” and a 70% income tax rate. Not to be...
  • The HR 1 'Incumbent Protection Act' destroys free elections

    02/03/2019 1:02:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 31, 2019 | Adam Brandon
    Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., represents arguably the most gerrymandered congressional district in the country, and he wants to keep it that way. His latest piece of legislation, H.R. 1 “For the People Act,” would force taxpayers to fund congressional campaigns. Congress has a knack for naming legislation after its opposite intended effect. If you’ve spent more than a weekend in Washington, you know that a bill named “For the People” is likely a far cry from actually benefiting the public. The “Incumbent Protection Act” would be a more fitting name for this piece of legislation. Forcing citizens to fund political...
  • Trump’s late-term abortion warning in 2016 debate against Clinton goes viral

    02/01/2019 9:52:19 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01 FEB 2019 | Brooke Singman
    A prescient exchange from a 2016 debate between now-President Trump and Hillary Clinton has gone viral and gained new traction amid the newly stoked abortion debate over state bills aimed at loosening restrictions on third-trimester terminations. A video from the final presidential debate in October 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev., circulated on social media Friday, showing then-candidate Trump blasting former Secretary of State Clinton over her stance on abortion, describing in graphic terms what he alleged to be her position on the issue. “With what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the...
  • Former Stamford Dem Party boss charged with falsifying absentee ballots

    01/30/2019 10:37:24 PM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    stamfordadvocate.com ^ | January 30, 2019 | Angela Carella
    John Mallozzi, the city’s former Democratic Party chief, was arrested Wednesday on charges of absentee ballot fraud in the 2015 municipal election. He allegedly forged ballots for relatives, Spanish-speaking residents and Albanian-Americans new to the election system, according to the State’s Attorney’s Office. Mallozzi was charged with 14 counts each of filing false statements and second-degree forgery. He turned himself in to Stamford police on the charges, both Class D felonies punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000 per count. Bail was set at $50,000. Mallozzi, a longtime figure in city politics,...
  • Rashida Tlaib’s Ties To Anti-Semitism Run Deeper Than Previously Known

    01/30/2019 2:56:05 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/28/19 | Peter Hasson
    One of Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s key fundraisers, Maher Abdel-qader, has repeatedly promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. The Michigan Democrat is a member of a Facebook group where Abdel-qader and other members have shared anti-Semitic content. One video Abdel-qader shared with the group accused Jews of secretly controlling the media and exaggerating the Holocaust. Tlaib has already come under scrutiny for having ties to other anti-Israel figures and for questioning the loyalty of pro-Israel lawmakers. Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s ties to anti-Semitism run deeper than previously known, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found. Tlaib, part of a heralded freshman class...
  • Texas Attorney General Shares Startling Voter Fraud Numbers

    01/25/2019 5:10:49 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 44 replies
    For those of you without a map, or if you, unfortunately, have an IQ equal to that of Nancy Pelosi, Texas is a border state. As such, Texas has some illegal immigration problems. These problems interfere with the same democracy the left pretends to give a crap about. But actually don’t. Behold, voter fraud: From Ken Paxton's Twitter VOTER FRAUD ALERT: The @TXsecofstate discovered approx 95,000 individuals identified by DPS as non-U.S. citizens have a matching voter registration record in TX, approx 58,000 of whom have voted in TX elections. Any illegal vote deprives Americans of their voice. To the...
  • Why Democrats Should Be Losing Sleep Over Generation Z

    01/28/2019 10:55:17 AM PST · by bryan999 · 41 replies
    There has been much talk about the Millennial generation being entitled, lazy, and narcissistic. And while Millennials like myself were busy fending off the harsh criticisms and stereotypes constantly flung at our generation, a whole new demographic was slowly emerging from the shadows. Hello, Generation Z! The fiscally responsible, tattoo hating, Republican leaning group, touted by conservatives as their best hope for the future, and as the antithesis of Millennials. While Millennials still remember cassette players and dial-up Internet, Generation Z grew up hounded by perpetual terrorist threats and school shootings reflecting on them from their Macbook and iPad screens....
  • Florida Commission Finds Probable Cause to Investigate Gillum for Ethics Violations

    01/26/2019 8:02:52 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 25 Jan 2019 | Jack Crowe
    A Florida ethics commission announced Friday that there is sufficient evidence to proceed with an investigation into former Tallahassee mayor and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum’s decision to accept gifts while on a trip with a local lobbyist in 2016. Gillum’s attorney, Barry Richard, told reporters Friday that an administrative-law judge would likely hear the case in the next 30 to 45 days. “We’re going to have a full evidentiary hearing before an independent judge. It’ll be open to the public, and everybody can decide for themselves,” Richard said following a closed-door hearing at the Florida First District Court of...
  • Illinois House votes to remove tollway board directors amid concerns of 'unethical behavior'

    01/26/2019 8:18:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | January 8, 2019 | Marni Pyke
    How far will changes at the beleaguered Illinois tollway go and how will that affect day-to-day operations? Illinois House lawmakers voted 100-6 Tuesday to end the terms of nine tollway directors appointed by departing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner after concerns about "unethical behavior." The state Senate is expected to vote Wednesday, and the tollway directors could be sent packing shortly after Democratic Gov.-elect Pritzker takes office Monday. The agency can continue to run normally without a board in the short term, one expert said. "The tollway will be fine -- at this time of year they're working on long-term planning...
  • How long can O’Rourke wait as 2020 pace picks up around him? [lol]

    01/13/2019 7:31:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 12, 2019 | Will Weissert
    <p>You won’t see Beto O’Rourke announce whether he’s running for president in 2020 for a while. But you may see him do almost anything else in the meantime.</p> <p>“So, I’m here at the dentist,” the former Democrat congressman said with a giggle during a teeth-cleaning seen live on Instagram last week, before quizzing the dental hygienist about life along the U.S.-Mexico border.</p>
  • The Price Democrats Will Pay for Their Unreasoned Hatred

    01/13/2019 3:18:08 PM PST · by huckfillary · 36 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | January 13, 2019 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    In some ways, at least according to Democrats, their party is in a strong position. President Trump is in a lose-lose with the border wall dispute. Either he caves in, providing a total victory for Democrats and destroying the President’s credibility with his base; or he doubles down in which case we’re in for a long siege with the government shutdown, because Democrats will never bend. Democrats have everything to gain by not bending because their base–their entire party–cares about nothing but destroying President Trump. Theirs is a movement of pure hatred. What they fail to see: Hatred is not...
  • Rick Scott chased the Hispanic vote and got it

    01/13/2019 3:04:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 11,2019 | Salena Zito
    Nine years ago Rick Scott, then a Florida businessman, sat down with a group of self-described jaded Republican strategists to discuss what it would take for him to run for governor. “You are not going to get anywhere with Hispanic voters, but we’ll try,” said Wes Anderson, founding partner and pollster for OnMessage Inc. (where my co-author Brad Todd works), who was explaining what voters were available to a Republican to win. “Rick Scott looked at us and just shook his head. He said, ‘I reject your dismissal of Hispanic voters. We are going to pursue them, and we're gonna...
  • Donald Trump rejects Mitt Romney's ironic tax attack

    02/24/2016 7:03:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2016 | Stephen Collinson, Jeremy Diamond and Hasan Khan
    Donald Trump is leaving the door open to not releasing his tax returns, just hours after Mitt Romney warned Wednesday that the billionaire's tax documents could contain a "bombshell." The GOP front-runner said in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that he will "make a determination over the next couple of months" as to whether he will release his tax returns... It was also an attack steeped in irony, since Romney was on the receiving end of similar claims by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, when Democrats eviscerated him over his fortune and business record during the 2012 campaign. Reid...