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  • Would-be vandal gets surprised after trying to run-over giant snowman with tree trunk base

    01/16/2019 5:38:39 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    kdvr.com ^ | January 16, 2019
    According to WXIX, Cody Lutz, his fiance Lucy and soon-to-be sister-in-law decided to build an over-sized snowman in the front yard after a big snowstorm hit the area. “We were playing in the snow, she’s from Mississippi so this is the most snow she’s ever seen in her entire life. I’m from Buffalo so this is no big deal,” Lutz told WXIX. “I love the snow!” But to make the snowman, Lutz decided to use a large tree stump in their yard for the base and covered it with snow. When Lutz came home on Monday, he saw tire tracks...
  • Rand Paul: Bring the troops home from Afghanistan!

    01/15/2019 7:50:09 PM PST · by RandFan · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | Rand Paul
    @RandPaul I agree with @realDonaldTrump! It’s time to declare victory in Afghanistan and bring our troops home. We spend $46 BILLION a year in Afghanistan! How about we take that money and build roads and bridges and strengthen border security here in America? #AmericaFirst
  • Rand Paul Heading To Canada, Land Of Universal Health Care, For Surgery

    01/15/2019 9:52:39 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/15 | Mary Huffenpuss
    Ardent foe of socialized medicine Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is planning to undergo hernia surgery this month in Canada, where medical care is publicly funded and universally provided. Paul, who is not covered by the Canadian health care system, will pay out of pocket for the operation, an aide told Politico. The surgery is set to take place at Shouldice Hernia Hospital in Ontario, a “world renowned hospital,” the senator’s spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said. Information about the surgery, scheduled for Jan. 21, was revealed in court papers in Paul’s civil lawsuit against neighbor Rene Boucher, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. According...
  • Rand Paul to have surgery in Canada due to injuries sustained during assault

    01/15/2019 6:28:49 AM PST · by Califreak · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/14/19 | Unnamed
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbor tackled him while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home. The Republican lawmaker is scheduled to cross the border for outpatient surgery scheduled sometime during the week of Jan. 21 at a hospital in Thornhill, Ontario, his attorneys said in a recent filing in Paul's lawsuit against Rene Boucher, who attacked Paul while the senator was doing yard work. The surgery is related to the 2017 attack, the court document says. Boucher pleaded guilty to...
  • The 7 Republicans who voted against back pay for furloughed workers

    01/14/2019 8:39:57 PM PST · by RandFan · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | NIV ELIS AND JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    The House and Senate this week voted overwhelmingly to provide back pay to about 800,000 federal workers who are going without paychecks because of the partial government shutdown. But seven lawmakers — all House Republicans — opposed the measure. Those "no" votes came from Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Glen Grothman (Wis.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Chip Roy (Texas) and Ted Yoho (Fla.). President Trump on Thursday indicated he would sign the bill, leading to its passage by unanimous consent in the Senate later that day. On Friday, the House cleared the measure in a 411-7...
  • Senate passes bill guaranteeing back pay for workers after shutdown ends

    01/10/2019 7:45:13 PM PST · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 10, 2019 7:09 PM | Laura Italiano
    The Senate had good news and bad news for the 800,000 federal employees who won’t get paychecks on Friday because of the partial government shutdown: Yes, they will be paid, but no, not until there’s a deal to restore funding. The mixed news came Thursday afternoon, when senators voted unanimously to authorize the eventual post-shutdown funding of back pay. Once the House passes its own bill, President Trump will sign it, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in calling the measure to a voice vote. “I had an opportunity to talk to President Trump a few moments ago, and wanted...
  • McConnell blocks Democrat House bills to reopen govt (hoists Schumer on his own petard)

    01/10/2019 4:26:14 PM PST · by Liz · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/10/19 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Rep-Ky.) on Thursday blocked two House-passed funding bills that would reopen the federal government. Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), surrounded by roughly two dozen of their Senate Democratic colleagues, tried to get consent to bring up a bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Feb. 8, as well as a separate package that would fund the remaining agencies without current-year appropriations through Sept. 30. But McConnell objected, arguing they would be "show votes" and saying that he and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) made an "explicit commitment"...
  • Dems Eye 33% Corporate Rate Hike

    01/07/2019 9:05:04 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 76 replies
    American Tax Reform ^ | 1/7/2019 | Alex Hendrie
    House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) has announced that the forthcoming budget blueprint will call for a 33 percent corporate income tax rate by hiking the rate from 21 percent to 28 percent. This would make the U.S. a less competitive place to do business and make the U.S. statutory rate higher than many developed competitors. State corporate taxes average 6 percent across the U.S, so this planned tax hike would give the U.S. an average top corporate rate of 34 percent. The current combined corporate rate across the 36 member Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) is currently...
  • Chuck Schumer moves to block pro-Israel bill to protest shutdown

    01/07/2019 6:07:00 PM PST · by SJackson · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 07, 2019 | Susan Ferrechio
    The Senate late Tuesday will hold a procedural vote on a bill that supports Israel by allowing state and local governments to divest from entities that boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel because of its occupation of the West Bank. The provision is part of legislation numbered “S.1” that was to be the very first bill senators debate in the 116th Congress. In addition to the BDS language, it includes several Middle East security provisions such as new authorities for sanctioning Bashar Assad's regime in Syria and reauthorization of security assistance to Israel. But Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ben Cardin,...
  • Liz Cheney fires back at Christian Bale: 'Satan probably inspired' 2008 arrest

    01/07/2019 5:42:19 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 7, 2019 | Judy Kutz
    Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is firing back at Christian Bale after the actor said during a Golden Globes acceptance speech that Satan inspired him when he played her father, Dick Cheney. While accepting an award in the “Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy” category late Sunday, the “Vice” star said to laughs from the crowd, “Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role.” A chuckling Bale also blasted Dick Cheney and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as “charisma-free [expletive]” during his fiery remarks. After the awards ceremony, Liz Cheney, 52,...
  • Gallup: Pelosi 38% Favorable, 48% Unfavorable

    01/03/2019 10:38:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 3, 2019 | 10:58 AM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    As the new 116th Congress is sworn in today, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — who likely will be elected Speaker of the House by her colleagues — is viewed favorably by 38% of Americans and unfavorably by 48% of Americans, according to a recent Gallup survey. For comparison, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is viewed favorably by 30% of Americans and unfavorably by 48% of Americans. Congress overall — House and Senate — has an approval rating of 18% and a disapproval rating of 75%, according to Gallup. In the survey, Gallup asked Americans’ views of U.S. congressional leaders....
  • Lexington Police on Twitter: No words.

    01/01/2019 9:17:06 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 31, 2018 | Lexington Kentucky Police
  • Goodlatte and Gowdy Send Letter Outlining Joint Investigation

    12/29/2018 7:17:46 PM PST · by bitt · 73 replies
    WASHINGTON, DC – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Inspector General Michael Horowitz, and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker outlining the Committees’ joint investigation into decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 and 2017. The letter sent to Majority Leader McConnell, Mr. Horowitz, and Mr. Whitaker can be found HERE.
  • Mueller 'must be trusted' say GOP taskforce leaders in ending investigation into DOJ

    12/28/2018 10:31:20 PM PST · by seacapn · 70 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 28, 2018 06:32 PM | Daniel Chaitin
    Two top Republican chairmen stressed Friday that the final report from special counsel Robert Mueller "must be trusted by Americans." In closing out their joint committee investigation into decisions made by the Justice Department, Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., took a shot at their Democratic counterparts for playing up concerns that their probe was a campaign to undermine Mueller. "Contrary to Democrat and media claims, there has been no effort to discredit the work of the Special Counsel," Gowdy and Goodlatte wrote in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., acting Attorney...
  • Rand Paul Says He Knows Where We Can Get the Money for the Wall

    12/25/2018 6:13:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 90 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 25 Dec 2018 | S. Noble
    Senator Rand Paul thinks he knows where we could find the funding to build the wall. Instead of rebuilding Afghanistan, we could use that money for the wall and our own national security. Donald Trump Jr. agrees...
  • McConnell: The Senate Will Reconvene on Thursday, December 27th

    12/22/2018 8:27:09 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2018569 | Ian Hanchett
    While speaking on the Senate floor on Saturday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated that the Senate will reconvene for its next scheduled session on Thursday, December 27th. McConnell said, “So, Mr. President, here’s where we are. The Senate will next meet for a pro forma session on Monday, that’s the 24th. The next scheduled session will be on the 27th of December.” He added that he is pleased that “productive discussions are continuing.” McConnell continued that there will be no votes on funding the government until a deal is reached that will pass the House and the Senate...
  • Mitch McConnell Rejects Trump Call for ‘Nuclear Option’ to Fund the Wall

    12/21/2018 10:07:28 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 161 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Dec 2018 | by Sean Moran
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) rejected President Donald Trump’s call to partially fund the border wall with a simple majority vote on Friday, suggesting not enough Senate Republicans support the measure. President Trump called on McConnell to use the “nuclear option,” or switch to a simple majority vote in the Senate, to pass the continuing resolution (CR) that would partially fund the border wall...
  • Detective killed by impaired semi-driver during traffic stop

    12/25/2018 3:16:15 AM PST · by lightman · 62 replies
    Officer Down Memorial Page ^ | 25 December A.D. 2018 | Staff
    Detective Deidre Mengedoht was killed when her patrol car was struck by an impaired driver while conducting a traffic stop on I-64, between 4th Street and 6th Street, in downtown Louisville just after 2:00 pm. Her vehicle was stopped in the right lane with its emergency equipment activated when it was struck from behind by a Metropolitan Sewer District tractor-trailer. The patrol car was pushed into the vehicle she had stopped and became engulfed in flames with Detective Mengedoht trapped inside. The driver of the tractor-trailer was charged with driving under the influence and murder of a law enforcement officer....
  • The last lines of defense against Trump

    12/23/2018 2:19:50 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | December 22 at 3:25 PM | Editorial Board
    MANY PEOPLE who viewed Donald Trump as unprepared and temperamentally ill-suited to be president initially reassured themselves that a sober-minded Republican majority in Congress would restrain him. Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s (R-Wis.) pitiable farewell this week spotlighted the emptiness of those hopes. Mr. Ryan allowed the president and his allies to corrupt the House Intelligence Committee and treat federal law enforcement as an enemy. Like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and most other ostensible GOP leaders, Mr. Ryan abetted the president as he sought, fruitlessly, to use fear and bigotry to preserve the House Republican majority in the 2018...
  • ‘Huge Win’ for Trump, Conservatives: First Step Act Follows Red State Successes

    12/23/2018 3:59:34 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 19 replies
    Western Journal ^ | December 23, 2018 | John G. Malcom and John-Michael Seibler
    President Donald Trump and conservatives in Congress earned a historic victory this week by enacting the First Step Act. The landmark bill provides modest yet much-needed prison and sentencing reform modeled on successful reforms already passed in red states. On Tuesday night, senators passed the First Step Act with support from law enforcement professionals, the faith community, business groups, and the White House, by a vote of 87-12. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., deserves credit for bringing the bill up for a vote. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, a former federal prosecutor and leading advocate of the legislation, said, “American...