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  • Starbucks to Close all Stores for Bias Training

    05/28/2018 6:35:15 AM PDT · by Cecily · 103 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 28, 2018 | Ligaya Figueras, et al.
    All eyes are on Starbucks. And not because it’s rolling out a new caffeinated drink. Tomorrow Starbucks is shutting down its more than 8,000 locations across the county to conduct racial bias training for its 175,000 employees. Some critics, mainly on social media, see it as political correctness gone too far. Others welcome the training. It comes nearly seven weeks after two black men waiting at a Starbucks in Philadelphia were arrested when a store manager called the police. Since their April 12 arrest, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson have reached a settlement with the city: A payment of $1...
  • Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown [oh noes]

    05/27/2018 1:45:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2018 1:09 PM | Andrew Taylor
    President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief government shutdown earlier this year, Democrats and Republicans now agree on the need for budgeting day-to-day operations of government by the old-fashioned way. That means weeks of open debate and amendments that empower rank-and-file lawmakers, rather than concentrating power in the hands of a few leaders meeting in secret. But Capitol Hill’s dysfunction...

    04/28/2018 6:06:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 41 replies
    Grabien News ^ | Apr 28, 2018
    "The good thing about the caravan. People are watching. They are coming in from Honduras. They are coming in from other places. They are taking this long trek up Mexico. We want Mexico to help us and we have to demand it. But Mexico is going to help us. But there are hundreds of people out of 2,000. Our laws are so corrupt and stupid, I call them the dumbest immigration laws on Earth. If a person puts their foot over the line, we have to take them into our country. We have to register them. We then have to...
  • In for a Penny, in for Impound (almost line-item veto)

    04/05/2018 1:33:21 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | Kimberley A. Strassel
    Plenty of Republicans remain bitter that their party passed that bloated $1.3 trillion omnibus—almost as bitter as President Trump, who felt pressured to sign it. But this fight doesn’t have to be over. Across Washington, principled conservatives are noodling with an idea that—if done right—could be a political winner. It’s a chance for Republicans to honor their promises of spending restraint and redeem themselves with a base turned off by the omnibus blowout. It’s an opening for the GOP to highlight the degree to which Democrats used the bill to hold the military hostage to their own domestic boondoggles. And...
  • The Shutdown Lesson People Seem To Have Trouble Learning (February article)

    03/26/2018 8:50:26 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 3 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | FEB. 8, 2018 | Nathaniel Rakich
    If another continuing resolution to fund the government is passed Thursday without an immigration deal, Democrats will learn a hard lesson from history: If you’re in Congress and planning to shut down the government to score political or policy points, you might want to think again.The idea that every shutdown has political “winners” and “losers” is an oversimplification; historically, the compromises that emerge from these standoffs have often allowed people on both sides to point at something that they could claim as at least a small victory. That said, the side that has consistently gotten the shorter end of the...
  • FedGov Shutdown. So What? (Vanity)

    03/23/2018 3:08:32 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 38 replies
    Self ^ | March 23, 2018 | A Navy Vet
    Now that President Trump didn't veto this monster spending bill, I believe it was more about the threat of Fedgov shutdown than the immediacy to re-build our military. He would be the target because of the MSM hating Trump, while those media outlets being a blatant supporter of all things Democrat/Liberal and even Socialism.
  • Vanity - POTUS, Veto that 1.3 Trillion Dollar Budget..right now!!! Then fire Ryan/McConnell.

    03/23/2018 8:25:22 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 70 replies
    It's either Yes or No, Mr. POTUS, Donald J. Trump. Sir, you are the human being in this God's world put there by the American people to save this once magnificent Nation Republic. A profile in courage awaits your pen killing this monster of destruction of the American closed!!! Veto that bill!!!
  • Democrats reject immigration deal as budget deadline nears

    03/19/2018 7:39:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2018 5:53 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Capitol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trump’s long-sought border wall as Washington talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill hit a critical stage on Monday. Disputes remain over immigration enforcement and a smaller infusion of wall funding, as well as a major rail project that pits Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Monday’s developments were described by congressional aides in both parties who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks remain...
  • Trump signs sweeping two-year budget deal

    02/09/2018 6:48:10 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 147 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 9, 2018 | AP
    <p>Trump tweeted, “Just signed Bill. Our Military will now be stronger than ever before. We love and need our Military and gave them everything — and more. First time this has happened in a long time. Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!”</p>
  • Another shutdown nears: Live updates

    02/08/2018 8:09:30 PM PST · by Innovative · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. | Meg Wagner and Veronica Rocha
    Senate leaders reached a two-year budget deal, but Sen. Rand Paul is holding up a Senate vote. Congress must pass a deal before midnight to avoid a shutdown. The government will shut down. The Senate is in recess until 12:01 a.m. The Senate has gone into recess until 12:01 a.m. ET, which means the government will shut down at midnight. The next procedural vote to advance the budget deal will not happen before 1 a.m. ET.
  • White House tell agencies to prepare for shutdown as Rand Paul holds up key vote

    02/08/2018 5:38:44 PM PST · by SMGFan · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | February 8, 2018
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is preventing a two-year budget deal from passing, as the White House advised federal agencies to prepare for the government to start shutting down at midnight. Congressional negotiators were scrambling earlier Thursday to lock in enough votes in the House, and that was before Paul, a Republican, made public his dissatisfaction with the deal, which would raise government spending, avert a government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling. A senior administrative official said the White House is instructing agencies to begin shutdown preparations in the event that Congress fails to pass a budget before the midnight...
  • Rand Paul holds up Senate budget vote with government shutdown only hours away

    02/08/2018 1:39:03 PM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/08/2018 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    Sen. Rand Paul was blocking the Senate's move to quickly pass its massive budget deal Thursday with only hours until government funding lapses. For the Senate to hold a vote on the spending package Thursday, all senators must agree. The Kentucky Republican held out as he sought a vote on an amendment to maintain budget caps. "All Senator Rand Paul is asking for is a 15-minute vote on his amendment to restore the budget caps. He is ready to proceed at any time," Paul spokesman Sergio Gor said in a statement. As Paul railed against lifting spending caps, the nonpartisan...
  • Senate reaches deal that raises budget caps

    02/07/2018 10:58:33 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 32 replies
    Axios ^ | 2/7/18 | Stef W Knight
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon that a deal had been reached to fund the government for 2 years, which includes raising military spending but excludes a DACA provision. Why it matters: The budget lifts sequestration caps, increasing discretionary spending by $300 billion over two years. The deal extends CHIP for 10 years instead of two and includes disaster relief and opioid response funding.
  • Trump says he'd 'love to see a shutdown' if Dems won't back immigration changes (outsmarted again)

    02/07/2018 5:51:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 6, 2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    President Trump told Republican lawmakers Tuesday that he would "love to see a shutdown" of the federal government if Democrats do not support his proposed changes to immigration law. [Snip] The White House has proposed steep cuts in legal immigration and increased border security, including a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, in exchange for continuing protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Democrats have balked at the proposals and forced a three-day government shutdown over the issue last month. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., told reporters that Trump's latest comment...
  • McConnell: Democrats Won't Shut Down Government Over Illegal Aliens Again

    02/03/2018 5:28:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/03/2018 | Matt Vespa
    On February 8, government shutdown theater comes back into town. Will there be another shutdown? In January, the Democrats decided to shut it down for three-days for illegal aliens. The end result was the Democrats lost. They got nothing. They got a spending bill in which they had no objections to; it funded Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years. The exception was it was a week shorter concerning funding. Hence, why the news media and observers were wondering what was the point of this shutdown. Democrats thought they could blame the GOP, but you can’t spin facts. The facts...
  • Will the Voters Choose Sizzle or Steak? (Who has the advantage going into the midterm elections?)

    01/26/2018 6:58:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/26/2018 | Bruce Thornton
    The three-day government shutdown last Saturday has sharpened the debate about which party has the advantage going into the midterm elections in November, and which will profit from another possible shut-down if February 8 deadline for coming up with a solution for the expiring DACA program isn’t met. More interesting than these analyses and prognostications is what they say about the pundits’ estimation of the American people’s ability to sort out the style “sizzle” from the policy-success “steak” come November. The Democrat instigators of the current shutdown are for now paying a political price for bluffing and then caving to...
  • Democrats just got rolled. They can blame Barack Obama.

    01/23/2018 8:48:08 AM PST · by billorites · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 22, 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    The government shutdown is over. Democrats finally realized that closing the government over illegal immigration was a losing political battle. They created a needless crisis and got rolled. So who is to blame for their current predicament? Along with Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, Democrats can put the blame squarely on the man who could have legalized the “dreamers” when he had the chance: Barack Obama. During his 2008 campaign, Obama promised in a conversation with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos to make passing immigration reform one of his first legislative priorities, and even set a timetable. “I cannot guarantee that...
  • The Democrats Are Having a bad Month

    01/25/2018 2:32:12 PM PST · by ColtMeadows · 8 replies
    The Observer ^ | January 25, 2018 | Thomas Farnan
    It has not been a good month for Democrats. The economic news is through the roof. Trump’s pro-business policies have had an immediate and profound effect. The unemployment numbers are the best in years. The stock market is booming. The Republican tax cuts have yielded immediate benefits, as corporations are giving back in the form of higher wages, bonuses, and expansion. We are in the midst of the Trump-boom. Democrats have staked their credibility on the Steele Dossier, something so far-fetched and clumsily worded that nobody could possibly believe it. Read out loud it sounds like one of those Nigerian...
  • As A Former Democrat, The Schumer Shutdown Was About Firing Up The Democratic Base

    01/25/2018 9:24:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | January 25, 2018 | Erich Reimer
    2018’s government shutdown ended almost as quickly as it happened. While the shutdown in 2013 lasted over two weeks this one lasted just barely one workday.On the surface, it seems like Democrats were completely defeated. The original stop-gap measure proposed by House Republicans last week passed on Monday 81-18 in the Senate, 266-150 in the House, and was signed in the night by President Trump, officially ending the shutdown at least until February 8th.The prior few days saw Democrat and Republican surrogates battling it out on the public airwaves in a fierce tug of war between “#TrumpShutdown” and “#SchumerShutdown.” Democrats...
  • The Art of the Shutdown

    01/25/2018 5:38:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | January 25, 2018 | Scott Rasmussen
    President Trump didn't respond to the so-called shutdown of the federal government in the way that the political class thought he should. He didn't get personally involved in detailed negotiations to end the impasse and didn't convey a sense of crisis to the American people. When all was said and done, this skirmish showed the dangers of underestimating President Trump and his ability to connect with voters on issues the political elites ignore. His approach worked because he instinctively understood the strategic situation far better than Senate Democrats, establishment Republicans and his other beltway critics. First, the president recognized that...