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  • WSJ/NBC Poll: Trumpís Approval Rating Inches Higher, Buoyed by Republican Support (New High)

    07/22/2018 4:49:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22,2018 | Michael C. Bender
    Despite a week of constant criticism by the media, Democrats, and certain members of the Republican party for his meeting with Vladamir Putin in Helsinki, Donald Trumpís approval ratings increased to the highest level of his presidency according to a Wall Street Journal/ NBC poll. Michael C. Bender writes at the Wall Street Journal: WASHINGTONóPresident Donald Trumpís approval rating edged higher during a week in which he faced withering criticism following a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, signaling that he is positioned to weather the latest controversy sparked by his unusual brand of politics. Mr. Trumpís job approval rating...
  • POLL: Trumpís Current Approval Rating Highest Ever, Stuns MSNBC

    07/22/2018 8:21:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 23, 2018 | Mike Brest
    President Trumpís approval rating jumped up to 45 percent, the highest it has been throughout his presidency, according to a new poll released by the Wall Street Journal and NBC. The poll left an MSNBC panel shocked Sunday night by the improvement. WATCH: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) ďPresident Trump has shown throughout his campaign and polling what I took away from the 2016 election is the American people authenticity,Ē said Kevin McLaughlin of Cogent Strategies Principle. ďMay not like what authenticity is, what heís saying or how heís doing it, but he doesnít back down from it. When he goes out and does...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Spox: Allegations of Wiretapping Trump Tower Are 'Simply False'

    07/22/2018 7:39:30 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 8 replies
    Kevin Lewis, spokesman for former President Barack Obama, denied accusations by President Donald Trump saying the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower prior to the election. In a statement, Lewis said: "A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice. As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false."
  • House Republican Proposing Carbon Tax This Week To Replace the Gas Tax

    07/22/2018 7:39:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2018 | Taylor Millard
    Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo is getting ready to introduce a bill repealing the gas tax in exchange for a carbon tax. It seems rather odd the Miami Republican wants to chart this path, especially after the House GOP overwhelmingly denounced the notion of a carbon tax last week, but Curbelo isn‚Äôt backing down from his proposal. He told Miami Herald his proposal is just a ‚Äúfirst step‚ÄĚ in the discussion. When you ask this question in a vacuum, is any tax detrimental to economic growth? It¬ís usually going to be yes‚ĶBut when you put it in context and you...
  • Kimberley Johnsonís recent racist comment is more offensive than Roseanne's

    07/12/2018 12:53:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 12, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Kimberley Johnson‚Äôs recent racist comment is more offensive than Roseanne Barr‚Äôs. Colion Noir‚Äôs response is¬†awesome. Huffington Post writer Kimberley Johnson recently made the following tweet:‚ÄúOut on the road the other day I saw an affluent black man driving a BMW with two bumper-stickers. One was pro-NRA and the other one was a Tea Party sticker that read, ‚ÄėDon‚Äôt tread on me.‚Äô This left me very confused.‚ÄĚ In my opinion, that‚Äôs a lot worse than what Roseanne Barr said six weeks ago. Barr was commenting on what she perceived to be a certain physical resemblance. Johnson‚Äôs comment is about what she...
  • Republicans, Donít Just Tweet About It. Do Something.

    07/22/2018 6:29:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    NYT ^ | July 21,2018 | By Charles J. Sykes
    As the editors of The Weekly Standard suggested last week, Congress could pass a resolution of censure for the presidentís conduct and his subsequent comments. Congress can also take steps with concrete consequences: ē Pass legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia in the event of any future attacks on our democratic process. Dare President Trump to veto it. Override him if he does. ē Hold hearings that would include in-depth testimony from the national security team on the Russian attacks, putting the case on the record (again), while putting pressure on members of the administration to correct the presidentís comments....
  • ĎShe Hates Meí: WaPo Reveals Why Evangelicals Jumped Aboard The Trump Train

    07/22/2018 2:24:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2018 | Chris White, Energy Reporter
    The Washington Post asked locals at a southern Baptist church in Alabama why they voted for President Donald Trump despite that the former reality TV starís conduct. Their answer was short and to the point. Members of the First Baptist church of Luverne, Alabama say former Secretary of State Hillary Clintonís campaign for president was a no-go for them, according to a report Saturday from WaPo. ďShe hates me,Ē Terry Drew, a member of the church, said of Clinton, who lost Alabama by almost 700,000 votes. ďShe has contempt for people like me, and Clay, and people who love God...
  • Pro-Gun Advocate Ted Nugent Was Forced To Turned Away Firearms At His Latest Concert.

    07/22/2018 2:06:14 PM PDT · by Hugin · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 21, 2018 2:40 PM | Beth Baumann
    Ted Nugent on Tuesday. Dear God in heaven & damn the fakenews lying bastards! I gave the direct order tonight that guns were absolutely welcome to my concert. The media cannot be trusted. They are consumed with hate and dishonesty. We had a phenomenal concert tonight as I offered prayers for the soulless crazed hateful protesters. America be aware that the media is infested with America haters and liars. Meanwhile thank you Roanoke for a wonderful #6703 ultimate rockout! God bless you all. To hell with the lying punks. https://www.wsls.com/Ö/pro-gun-rocker-ted-nugent-turns-awayÖ
  • Teachers and Coaches Should Quit NEA in Wake of Kaepernick Award

    07/22/2018 12:24:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2018 | Carl Horowitz
    The National Education Association thinks Colin Kaepernick is an ideal role model. Many members, however, may take their loyalty elsewhere. And frankly, they should. On July 1, the NEA honored Kaepernick, along with several other persons and organizations, with a ďHuman and Civil RightsĒ award in recognition of the former pro-football starís campaign ďto fight racial oppression through education and social justice activism.Ē The born-again political revolutionary, who these last couple years has been peddling the idea that police are conducting a nationwide pogrom against innocent blacks, accepted the honor with predictable melodrama. ďTo me, this is bigger than football...
  • US rightwing groups bankroll campaign to free Tommy Robinson

    07/22/2018 1:11:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 22/7/18 | Mattha Busby
    A rightwing American thinktank that spent a five-figure sum on Tommy Robinsonís legal defence has said it is aware of up to four other similar organisations bankrolling a high-profile campaign to release him. The Middle East Forum has also paid for foreign speakers to attend ďFree TommyĒ rallies in the UK in addition to funding the far-right activistís court defence. Robinson, the founder of the English Defence League whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, has hired a prominent criminal barrister who has previously defended high-profile celebrities to appeal against a 13-month prison sentence for contempt of court. Outrage around the...
  • In Hollywood, ĎAnything Goesí Becomes ĎYouíre Firedí (weinstained Follywood)

    07/22/2018 12:54:57 PM PDT · by Liz · 38 replies
    wsj.com ^ | July 21, 2018 | Joe Flint
    Executives and creatives are losing their jobs as the entertainment industry becomes less tolerant of offensive remarks, abusive behavior. Disney has severed ties with filmmaker James Gunn, who previously directed two ĎGuardians of the Galaxyí movies. Hollywoodís longstanding say-anything, do-anything culture is rapidly turning into one where the wrong words can have career-killing consequences. Top executives at Viacom Inc.ís Paramount Pictures and Netflix Inc.,as well as creative talent who worked on the ďLethal WeaponĒ television series and ďGuardians of the GalaxyĒ movies have been fired in recent months after allegations of offensive remarks, verbal abuse and other inappropriate behavior that...
  • Environmental regulations are the only thing between us and the sea | Opinion

    07/22/2018 12:34:37 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 53 replies
    nola ^ | July 22, 2018 | Bob Marshall, columnist
    If you're paying a mortgage on a house south of Interstate10, I have some bad news for you. For that matter, if you own a business, work or play south of that line (I'm thinking hunting and fishing) the news is just as dire: President Donald Trump and your GOP congressional delegation are preparing to increase the odds that the Gulf of Mexico will drown your homes and any future your grandchildren might have in south Louisiana. That's because Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a regular opponent of government regulations on businesses, to fill the coming vacancy on the Supreme...
  • Judge Pirro on Being Shouted Down on 'The View': A 'Microcosm' of the Hatred

    07/22/2018 12:50:17 PM PDT · by Boomer · 41 replies
    FNC ^ | 7/22/2018 | Jeanine Pirro
    In her Opening Statement, Judge Jeanine Pirro said that her experience last week on ABC's "The View" exemplified the hatred toward President Trump. "This isn't about me," Pirro said. "There is a bigger issue at play here. 'The View' was just a microcosm of what's going on in this country," she said.
  • Former ICE Acting Director Shreds Michelle Wolf For ĎRepulsiveí ICE-ISIS Video

    07/22/2018 12:18:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/21/18 | Mike Brest
    ďItís the most repulsive thing Iíve seen in my 34 years. I heard you say earlier that ĎIím angry.í Youíre damn right Iím angry because thatís repulsive and I should be outraged by that comment,Ē Homan said on ďCavuto LiveĒ Saturday morning. (RELATED: Michelle Wolfís ĎICE Isí Skit Paints Agency As Terror Group Desperate For Recruits) ďLet me tell you the joint terrorism task force we are an agency that supports a joint terrorism task force with the FBI, we have the most participants of any federal agency, we investigate terrorism organizations,Ē he continued. ďWe have arrested terrorists inside the...
  • Amazon Locks Reviews on Siteís BEST SELLING Book to Censor Conservatives

    07/22/2018 1:52:02 PM PDT · by upchuck · 37 replies
    constitution.com blog ^ | July 21, 2018 | Andrew West
    [snip - stuff you already know] ... Amazon has limited the reviews for Pirroís most recent book, which she had intended to promote on the daytime television program before being unceremoniously accosted and forced off set. This is why we laugh so heartily ever time the left proclaims themselves as the bastions of ďtoleranceĒ.
  • Hollywood Unions Oppose Bill That Would Slash Arts & Humanities Funding

    07/18/2018 7:13:29 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 17, 2018 | David Robb
    Hollywoodís unions are ďsteadfastlyĒ opposing an amendment to a bill pending in Congress that would slash funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities by 15%. The coalition of 12 unions, representing half a million industry workers and artists, includes SAG-AFTRA, the DGA, IATSE, the American Federation of Musicians, Actorsí Equity and the WGA East. The opposition is being spearheaded by the Department of Professional Employees, AFL-CIO, through which many of the unions are affiliated. Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-WI) offered the amendment to next yearís Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriations bill. ďThe...
  • Watch CNBC's Full Interview With President Donald Trump | CNBC

    07/21/2018 2:20:54 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 6 replies
    youtube.com ^ | cnbc.com
    Many topics discussed, including Trade Deficits, Federal Reserve policy, Russia, Jobs-training, Surprisingly fair interview, IMHO. The President made several good points on a variety of topics.
  • Where Do ĎCentristí Democrats Turn in 2020?

    07/21/2018 2:21:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 7/21/18 | Ed Kilgore
    Thereís no question that the story of the Democratic party right now is about the ascending left. Thereís a bumper crop of self-consciously progressive candidates running for office this year, while many relatively non-ideological ďEstablishment DemocratsĒ are embracing policy positions and political messages long associated with party insurgents. The relative strength of various Democratic factions in Congress wonít be possible to reliably measure until after the midterms. But with the 2020 presidential election cycle soon to begin (the first candidate debates will probably be held about this time next year), itís looking like progressives may have many more viable options...
  • Masculine Dads Raise Confident Daughters

    07/21/2018 11:35:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 20, 2018 | Abigail Shrier
    SNIP Masculinity, like femininity, is neither inherently good nor bad. Enormous damage can be inflicted by the sorts of malice we associate with girls: spreading rumors, convincing someoneís friends to turn against her, refusing to acknowledge someone purportedly beneath notice. Femininity and masculinity are manners of comportment and modi operandi; they are not codes of conduct. Men have used masculinity for acts of heroism and decency. That they have also applied it to despicable behavior says nothing of masculinity itself. SNIP
  • RNC outraises DNC again in June

    07/21/2018 6:15:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/20/18 | John Bowden
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) posted strong fundraising numbers for June, surpassing the cash-strapped Democratic National Committee (DNC) for another month in a row. RNC officials reported almost $14 million in fundraising in June, compared to just $8 million raised by Democrats during that time. The party remains far ahead of the DNC in to-date fundraising totals for this cycle, enjoying a lead of almost $100 million in total funds raised, according to The Washington Post. Democrats ended June with just $9 million cash on hand and $6.3 million in debt, according to the Post. That's compared to a much...