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  • Trump Forces Chuck and Nancy to Debate Him in Front of America, They Didn't Like It

    12/11/2018 11:32:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 167 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    For the first time since the 2018-midterm elections, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with President Trump at the White House Tuesday. Their meeting was originally supposed to be closed press, but that all changed when the White House press pool was invited into the Oval Office to broadcast their remarks. President Trump started the meeting by thanking Pelosi and Schumer for showing up and made his case for additional border security. "I am proud to shut down the government over border security," Trump said. "I will take the mantle." "They're pouring into our...
  • Trump says military to build border wall if Democrats refuse

    12/11/2018 8:16:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 11, 2018 | Matthew Daly
    President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to pressure Democratic congressional leaders into supporting his demand for billions of dollars to build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, threatening to have the military build it “if Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country.” Trump tweeted the threat hours before Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi were to meet with Trump at the White House in an effort to avert a partial government shutdown on Dec. 21, when funding for some agencies is scheduled to expire. In a series of tweets Tuesday, Trump...
  • Top Dem Says There Hasn't Been 'Adequate Justification' for Troops to Be at the Border

    Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the presumed incoming chairman for the House Armed Services Committee, voiced his extreme displeasure after the Department of Defense extended the deployment of active-duty service members on the U.S.-Mexico border. They will stay at the border until January 31.The Department of Homeland Security requested the extension due to the “ongoing threat” of large, and sometimes violent, migrant caravans.“I continue to strongly question the deployment of U.S. military service members at our southern border. Furthermore, the decision to extend this deployment to the end of January 2019 is not a responsible use of Department of Defense resources...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WOR AM,December 10-January 1,2018

    12/10/2018 12:44:38 PM PST · by Biggirl
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | December 10, 2018 | Sean Hannity
    Good Afternoon And WELCOME!
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveals Jewish ancestry at Hanukkah celebration

    12/10/2018 9:43:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 137 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/10/18 | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    Hanukkah celebrates the miracle that oil thought to be enough for only one day burned instead for eight. So the Jewish festival of lights is also, in a way, a celebration of surprise. A temple in Queens got a small dose of surprise on Sunday - the final night of Hanukkah - when Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat with a knack for dramatic flourish, told those gathered to light the menorah that her ancestors were Jewish. ‘‘One of the things that we discovered about ourselves is that a very, very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my...
  • Mother of all white flight to hit NY schools and De Blasio pretends he had nothing to do with it

    12/10/2018 8:57:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/08/2018 | Monica Showalter
    New York is facing an educational disaster. Mayor Bill De Blasio's socialist plan to end meritocratic entry to New York's famed specialty schools - in performing arts, hard sciences, engineering, academic achievement - in the name of racial equality, is about to trigger a huge white flight. And not just white flight, Asian flight. Here's an excellent report from New York Post columnist Karol Markowitz: In a push to improve diversity at District 15 middle schools in Brooklyn, Mayor de Blasio last week approved a plan to remove admission standards at all of them. and The announcement of the...
  • Former SNL writer booted from college event for ‘offensive’ jokes: report

    12/04/2018 4:20:15 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 4, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    A former Saturday Night Live writer and comedian was booted mid-set while performing stand-up comedy at an event hosted by Columbia University’s Asian American Alliance because his jokes were deemed “racist” and “homophobic,"
  • Don’t Be Fooled: Ocasio-Cortez Is A Very Real Threat

    12/10/2018 6:47:34 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 112 replies
    Too many conservatives are having too much fun with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s gaffes and more-than-apparent ignorance of economics, history and the U.S. Constitution. There is truly a lot of low-hanging fruit, and it hardly needs to be re-hashed. Just check your social media feed. But just deriding the woman belies two errors. One is thinking that she is a lightweight one-off to be mocked and ridiculed for sport and the other is to think there is no harm in doing so. On the first count, she is showing herself to be a much quicker study than one might expect considering her...
  • Wife of a Liberal Senator Gets ‘Mugged by Reality’

    12/09/2018 12:48:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | Taylor Lewis
    I feel sacrilegious for invoking such numinous phrases, but it’s hard to think of a better personal metaphor for the Strand, New York City’s iconic bookstore located in Greenwich Village. Visiting the store is its own pilgrimage for any starved bibliophile. In a world of Amazon shipping and the $.01 paperback, Strand is an oasis, offering a rarified shopping experience that slakes our need for spontaneity through the adventitious wandering of stacks. The atmosphere begs for browsing books, both old and new. It’s anonymous and crowded, like a self-contained city. And, as everything else in our harried age, it’s in...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Is ‘Pretty Much All Fantasy-land’

    12/08/2018 6:28:29 AM PST · by Cheerio · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 8, 2018 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Experts decry 'pie in the sky' environmental plan Since sweeping into Congress atop a wave of far-left support, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) has been very clear what her number one goal is: a Green New Deal for America. The freshman congresswoman first attracted attention to the proposal when she joined more than 200 protesters staging a sit-in in support of a GND in Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) office. Since then and with Ocasio-Cortez's backing, the idea has swept through left-leaning media, attracting fawning reviews. It also has the support of a number of prominent left-wing environmental activists:...
  • CRIMINAL ACT: Democrat Ocasio-Cortez Broke 42 US Code § 1983 By Threatening Donald Trump Jr.

    12/08/2018 1:39:11 AM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 7, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full title: CRIMINAL ACT: Democrat Ocasio-Cortez Broke 42 US Code § 1983 By Threatening Donald Trump Jr. with Retaliation Over Snarky Meme It appears Ocasio-Cortez broke federal law by threatening a US citizen with retaliation for snarky tweets. You can’t use the power of the law to get back at people for their Instagram memes, Alexandria! According to — 42 U.S. Code § 1983 – Civil action for deprivation of rights Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected,...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Is Borrowing from the Trump Playbook

    12/07/2018 2:54:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    One of the most comforting talking points in politics is to claim that your political opponents are irrationally obsessed. I'm sure this is as old as time, but I first noticed it in the late 1990s. Many of Bill Clinton's most ardent supporters responded to every new criticism by claiming the president's enemies were twisted by hate for the man. During the George W. Bush administration, thanks in part to a phrase coined by my late friend Charles Krauthammer, conservatives deflected criticism of the president by claiming his foes suffered from "Bush derangement syndrome." The term caught on, and Obama...
  • Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Trump Jr: Keep trolling, we have subpoena power next year

    12/07/2018 11:30:10 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/18 | Aris Folley
    Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) fired back at Donald Trump Jr. on Friday after the president’s eldest son shared a meme implying that her democratic socialist views would lead to Americans eating dogs. “I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter. “Please, keep it coming Jr - it’s definitely a ‘very, very large brain’ idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month.” “Have fun!” she added. Her tweet was in response to a two-paneled meme shared...
  • Jerry Nadler Vows to Shut Down House Probe into DOJ-Democrat Collusion

    12/07/2018 1:29:21 PM PST · by detective · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Dec 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, revealed Friday that he will end the Republican-led probe into decisions made by the FBI and Department of Justice during the 2016 presidential election. “Yes, [I will end it] because it is a waste of time to start with,” Nadler told reporters after momentarily stepping outside the closed-door hearing of fired FBI Director James Comey. He branded the probe a political stunt designed to divert attention from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the election. “The entire purpose of...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez eyes powerful House committee in charge of taxation laws

    12/07/2018 3:29:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/06/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has not yet been sworn into Congress, but she’s already eyeing a seat at one of the most powerful House committees in charge of taxation laws. The Democratic Socialist’s spokesperson confirmed to Vice News that she will seek a seat on the House Ways and Means committee, which is traditionally packed with seasoned legislators with experience in writing tax code. Rep. Joe Crawley, the top Democrat who was unseated by Ocasio-Cortez this year, was among the members of the committee. She is eyeing the exact same seat that is customarily reserved for New York City.
  • Chuck Schumer: No deal on infrastructure without addressing climate change

    12/07/2018 4:42:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 6, 2018 | By Chuck Schumer
    Now that Democrats will soon control one branch of Congress, President Trump is again signaling that infrastructure could be an area of compromise. We agree, but if the president wanted to earn Democratic support in the Senate, any infrastructure bill would have to include policies and funding that help transition our country to a clean-energy economy and mitigate the risks the United States already faces from climate change. For too long, Congress has failed to act in a meaningful way to combat the threat posed by climate change. It’s impossible to overstate the urgency with which America needs to confront...
  • NYT Editorials About Deaths of Reagan, Bush Slammed Current Republican Presidents

    12/06/2018 4:42:56 PM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 5, 2018 | David Rutz
    Shortened title. Full title: NYT Editorials About Deaths of Reagan, Bush Called Them Fortunate in Foreign Policy, Slammed Current Republican Presidents The New York Times editorials about the last two elected Republican presidents to die, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, have strong similarities, calling them both fortunate in their foreign policy victories, comparing them positively to the current GOP office-holders, and bemoaning the negative state of politics under the current commanders in chief. Reagan, the 40th president, died in 2004 at the age of 93, and Bush, his vice-president who succeeded him as the 41st president, died Friday at...
  • CBS paid former employee $5 million over 20 years to keep quiet about sexual assault

    12/06/2018 8:20:50 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/06/18 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    CBS paid more than $5 million in a settlement agreement reached in the 1990s with a woman who claimed former '60 minutes' executive producer Doug Hewitt sexually assaulted her, the New York Times reported Thursday. Lawyers hired by CBS to investigate the workplace culture of '60 Minutes' are set to present a report to the board next week, according to the Times, which obtained a draft. The report, precipitated by the high profile removals of '60 Minutes' producer Jeff Fager and CBS chief executive Les Moonves after sexual misconduct allegations, found the program's separation from the larger company to be...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, others announce bill to fund $25 billion border wall

    12/06/2018 11:25:55 AM PST · by BeauBo · 203 replies
    KXAN ^ | 6 Dec 2018 | Tulsi Kamath
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz with three other senators introduced a bill Wednesday that is aimed at fully funding a wall along the US-Mexico border... The WALL Act would fully fund the border wall by closing existing loopholes that provide illegal immigrants with federal benefits and tax credits, without affecting the benefits and tax credits used by Americans.
  • THE WAR ON STANDARDS, STEM EDITION

    12/06/2018 10:04:48 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Power Line ^ | DECEMBER 4, 2018 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Heather Mac Donald has written and spoken extensively about how identity politics is hampering America’s ability to maintain its dominance in STEM fields. Our main competitors, most notably China, are focused on making sure the best scientists, mathematicians, and engineers are doing the work. They care nothing about gender. And they spend virtually every dollar related to STEM on hard research and analysis. The U.S., by contrast, is preoccupied with the gender and (to a lesser extent) the race and ethnicity of who is in the lab. And we pour money into promoting identity politics in STEM. Indeed, Elizabeth Harrington...