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  • Starving the Beast

    12/04/2017 9:32:59 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies ^ | Dec 05, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    One way to kill a predatory animal is to deny it sustenance. The tax-cut bill passed by the Senate, if it clears a conference with the House and President Trump signs it, may be the first step toward starving the big government beast. Reporting on the Senate vote early Saturday morning reflected the biases of various media outlets. Predictably, The New York Times and Washington Post characterized the cuts as favoring the "rich," while doing nothing for the poor. Bulletin: Relatively few low-income people pay federal income taxes. They join the 46 percent of Americans who pay no taxes to...
  • Tax Plan Is a Cut for Everyone

    12/04/2017 9:27:32 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 47 replies ^ | Dec 05, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    Whenever I'm asked if the Trump tax cut is for the rich, I say yes. It is a tax cut for the rich. It is a tax cut for the middle class. It is a tax cut for small businesses. It is a tax cut for the Fortune 100. If you pay federal income taxes, you will, in almost all cases, be getting more take-home pay come Jan. 1. One of the ironies of the left's "these are tax cuts for the rich" mantra is that many upper-income people I know in states such as California, New Jersey, and New...
  • Clinton Aides Went Unpunished After Making False Statements To Anti-Trump FBI Supervisor

    12/04/2017 7:27:41 PM PST · by Steven W. · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/4/2017 | Chuck Ross
    The FBI agent who was fired from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation team for sending anti-Donald Trump text messages conducted the interviews with two Hillary Clinton aides accused of giving false statements about what they knew of the former secretary of state’s private email server. Neither of the Clinton associates, Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin, faced legal consequences for their misleading statements, which they made in interviews last year with former FBI section chief Peter Strzok.
  • RNC reverses, will support Moore in Alabama

    12/04/2017 7:02:13 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-4-2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen and Olivia Beavers
    The Republican National Committee is reinstating its support of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore after initially cutting ties over allegations of sexual misconduct, The Hill confirmed on Monday. Breitbart News first reported that the RNC had decided to step back into the race just hours after President Trump fully endorsed the candidate. Two sources confirmed RNC's renewed support. "We can confirm our involvement in the Alabama Senate race," an RNC official told The Hill. A second source close to the RNC told The Hill that "the Breitbart story is real." Trump endorsed Moore in a tweet that blasted out to...
  • ABC News Is Reeling From Brian Ross’s Botched Report

    12/04/2017 5:24:51 PM PST · by catnipman · 79 replies
    “Everyone is just in shock and very upset,” said one ABC News staffer after Ross got a major piece of news wrong about the FBI investigation.
  • Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

    12/04/2017 2:12:08 PM PST · by billorites · 88 replies
    AP News ^ | December 2017 | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September. The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide”...
  • FBI supervisor removed from Special Counsel’s Office had interviewed Michael Flynn

    12/04/2017 12:39:04 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 69 replies ^ | SARA CARTER
    “The most logical thing to happen would be to call the other FBI Special Agent present during Flynn’s interview before the Grand Jury to recount his version,” said a former U.S. Intelligence Official, with knowledge of the interview. A supervisory special agent who is now under scrutiny after being removed from Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office for alleged bias against President Trump also oversaw the bureau’s interviews of embattled former National Security advisor Michael Flynn, this reporter has learned. Flynn recently pled guilty to one-count of lying to the FBI last week. FBI agent Peter Strzok was one of two...
  • ICYMI: The FBI Agent Who Led Clinton's Probe Just Got Pulled Off the Special

    12/04/2017 11:15:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | December 4, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it over the weekend, news broke that Special Counsel Robert Mueller removed an FBI agent from his investigation into the 2016 presidential election after the agent sent anti-Trump, pro-Hillary text messages to his girlfriend earlier this year. The agent has been identified as Peter Strzok, one of the agency’s most experienced and trusted counterintelligence investigators, said the New York Times, which first reported the dismissal. The allegations came to light after the Justice Department’s inspector general started examining Strzok's messages. “Immediately upon learning of the allegations, the Special Counsel’s Office removed Peter Strzok from the investigation,”...
  • Exclusive: Trump lawyer claims the "President cannot obstruct justice"

    12/04/2017 9:33:48 AM PST · by Mariner · 37 replies
    Axios ^ | December 4th, 2017 | Mike Allen
    John Dowd, President Trump's outside lawyer, outlined to me a new and highly controversial defense/theory in the Russia probe: A president cannot be guilty of obstruction of justice. The "President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution's Article II] and has every right to express his view of any case," Dowd claims. Dowd says he drafted this weekend's Trump tweet that many thought strengthened the case for obstruction: The tweet suggested Trump knew Flynn had lied to the FBI when he was fired, raising new questions about the later firing of FBI Director...
  • The Trump tax calculator — will you pay more or less?

    12/02/2017 6:36:12 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 159 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11-29-17 | Steve Goldstein et al
    As the Senate advances on its tax-cut bill while House Republicans have passed their version, MarketWatch has the calculator to show how the bills would potentially impact your finances. The legislation, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, cuts individual tax rates and slashes corporate taxes, among other things. But not everyone’s a winner. The mortgage-interest deduction is limited, and state and local income tax deductions are zapped in both the House and Senate plan. The plan from the upper chamber also eliminates the state and local property tax deduction. The calculator includes the new rates and child-tax credit unveiled...
  • ABC News Suspends Brian Ross for 4 Weeks Without Pay: ‘Effective Immediately’

    12/02/2017 2:58:15 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 283 replies
    ABC News has announced that Brian Ross would be suspended for four weeks without pay “effective immediately.” “It is vital we get the story right and retain the trust we have built with our audience – these are our core principles. We fell far short of that yesterday,” the network said in a statement on Saturday. “Effective immediately, Brian Ross will be suspended for four weeks without pay.” Ross came under considerable fire on Friday after he erroneously reported on live television that then-candidate Donald Trump had instructed Michael Flynn to make contact with the Russians.
  • Senate GOP repeals ObamaCare mandate

    12/02/2017 6:20:09 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 43 replies
    the hill ^ | 12.2.17 | Peter Sullivan
    Senate Republicans have approved the repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate as part of their tax-cut bill, a major step forward toward ending an unpopular part of the healthcare law. “Families ought to be able to make decisions about what they want to buy and what works for them –not the government,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said, hailing the accomplishment.
  • Trump to deliver speech declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel: Report

    12/02/2017 9:48:51 AM PST · by GonzoII · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, December 1, 2017 | Sally Persons
    President Trump plans to give a speech next week naming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to an Axios report published Friday. The report cites a “White House spokesman” who told the news outlet that Mr. Trump always planned to address the matter, but he has been waiting for the right time to make the announcement. The speech is currently slated for Wednesday. “The President has always said it is a matter of when, not if. The President is still considering options and we have nothing to announce,” the spokesman told Axios.
  • Mueller Removed Top F.B.I. Agent Over Possible Anti-Trump Texts

    12/02/2017 9:17:20 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 86 replies
    WASHINGTON — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, removed a top F.B.I. agent from his investigation into Russian election meddling after the Justice Department’s inspector general began examining whether the agent had sent text messages that expressed anti-Trump political views, according to three people briefed on the matter. The agent, Peter Strzok, is considered one of the most experienced and trusted F.B.I. counterintelligence investigators. He helped lead the investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information on her private email account, and then played a major role in the investigation into links between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.
  • Israel Struck Iranian Military Base Near Syria's Damascus, Reports Say

    12/02/2017 2:11:14 AM PST · by Spiridon · 30 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 11/2/2017 | Jack Khoury
    Israeli warplanes struck a military base near Syrian capital of Damascus overnight Friday, Syrian state television has confirmed. According to pro-Assad news oiutlets, the target of the attack was an Iranian military base near the city of Al-Kiswa, located some 13 kilometers south of Damascus. Syria's air-defense system fired missiles at the Israeli aircraft, which reportedly launched the attack from Lebanese airspace, Sky News Arabia reported........
  • We Win! Taxes Cut for All!

    12/01/2017 11:56:11 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 127 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 1, 2017 | by SEAN MORAN
    The Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Thursday, which serves as one of the final steps for Congress to pass historic tax legislation. The Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 51-49, almost entirely along party lines, with Vice President Mike Pence presiding over the vote. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) voted against the bill, and 48 Democrats voted against the tax reform legislation as well. Reluctant Republican senators such as Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) voted for the bill after last minute changes were made. Flake received a commitment from Republican leadership and the...
  • What the Flynn Plea Means

    12/01/2017 8:37:41 PM PST · by springwater13 · 28 replies
    While initial reporting is portraying Flynn’s guilty plea as a major breakthrough in Mueller’s investigation of potential Trump-campaign collusion with the Russian regime, I suspect the opposite is true. Nevertheless, as I explained in connection with George Papadopoulos (who also pled guilty in Mueller’s investigation for lying to the FBI), when a prosecutor has a cooperator who was an accomplice in a major criminal scheme, the cooperator is made to plead guilty to the scheme. This is critical because it proves the existence of the scheme. In his guilty-plea allocution (the part of a plea proceeding in which the defendant...
  • Pure Political Propaganda – NY Times Narrative Engineers Try to Divide Trump and Tillerson…

    12/01/2017 2:58:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12/01/2017 | Sundance
    Deep State Swamp Hits Back The New York Times narrative engineers: Maggie Haberman, Peter Baker and Gardiner Harris are attempting to create division between President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in an entirely manufactured hit piece against the Trump administration.According to their script, which again requires “anonymous or invisible sources“, the White House is considering a replacement for Secretary of State Tillerson.Nonsense.Beyond the customary pro-active contingency plans, that are always in place for succession planning amid top level leadership, the narrative as being distributed is 100% pure agenda-driven horsepucky.The media agenda here is clear. Secretary of State...
  • GOP Says It Has Enough Votes to Pass Senate Tax Bill

    12/01/2017 8:34:59 AM PST · by libstripper · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 1, 2017 | Siobhan Hughes, Richard Rubin and Kristina Peterson
    WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans on Friday were confident that they had locked in enough votes to pass a sweeping tax bill later in the day. Wavering GOP senators offered their support and a holdout, worried it would add to the deficit, all but conceded defeat. Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas), the No. 2 Senate Republican, said the party had 50 votes to pass the legislation. Republicans control 52 seats compared with 48 for Democrats. With no Democrats expected to support the bill and Vice President Mike Pence able to break a tie if needed, Senate Republicans have the majority needed to clear...
  • LIVE: U.S. Senate Debates Before Vote on GOP Tax Reform Bill Today

    12/01/2017 1:49:51 PM PST · by mdittmar · 49 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/1/2017 | Right Side Broadcasting Network
    Watch live as the United States Senate debates the GOP tax plan. A possible vote is expected later today. This is a developing story.LIVE: U.S. Senate Debates Ahead of POSSIBLE VOTE on GOP TAX Plan Today