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Oklahoma lawmaker defends anti-abortion bill, says rape and incest are ‘will of God’


By:  @randy, 13 minutes ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 12 minutes ago

Oklahoma State Representative George Faught, the author of a controversial bill that would make it illegal in the state to pursue an abortion in the case of a genetic abnormality, made a powerful and potentially disturbing declaration of faith during questioning about the bill on the floor of the Oklahoma House on Tuesday. Asked by fellow state Representative Cory Williams about whether he considered rape to be the “will of God,” Faught boldly, if not necessarily unabashedly,... 
 
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Should it be illegal to be a stay-at-home mom? Why feminists are so frustrated


By:  @xxjefferson51, 2 hours ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 17 minutes ago

In 1976, the French feminist icon Simone de Beauvoir said, “No woman should be authorized to stay home to raise her children. Women should not have that choice, because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one.” That’s who thought of when I heard about the column Sarrah Le Marquand, editor-in-chief of Stellar, Australia’s “most read” magazine, wrote for the Daily Telegraph, in which she claims it should be illegal for mothers of school-aged children to stay home.... 
 
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Dear President: Tear Down The Wall Between Main Street and Wall Street


By:  @xxjefferson51, 2 hours ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 24 minutes ago

Donald Trump’s election tapped into the unease facing many blue collar Americans left behind in today’s economy. David Smick, the author of “The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone” offers a look at how policymakers can liberate the entrepreneurial American spirit nationwide. Smick served as U.S. Rep. Jack Kemp’s chief of staff from 1979 through 1984. His book, which has already been praised by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), is being... 
 
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Flynn discussed how to 'whisk' away cleric wanted by Turkey: report


By:  @randy, 3 hours ago
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By Megan R. Wilson - 03/24/17 Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, reportedly discussed ways to take a man wanted by the Turkish government out of the United States without going through the legal extradition process, according to The Wall Street Journal . The conversation, which took place during the presidential race while Flynn was serving as an unpaid adviser to Trump, centered around Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen.  The Turkish government... 
 
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Breaking News : GOP Health Care Bill Has Officially Failed


By:  @johnrussell, 14 hours ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 3 hours ago

NBC News reporting President Trump has asked Paul Ryan to pull the health care bill from consideration in the House of Representatives and Ryan has agreed.   
 
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Are Baby Boomers A 'Generation Of Sociopaths'?


By:  @krishna, 10 hours ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 3 hours ago

A controversial new book argues boomers are beset with egotism, impulsivity and a shocking lack of empathy — and they’re leaving the world a worse place To the extent that millennials really  are  self-absorbed and narcissistic, it may be because they learned from the masters: their parents. Baby boomers ― the unusually large generation born during a wave after World War II ― grew up in a time of historic prosperity. In many ways, the world they’ll leave for their children couldn’t... 
 
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Keystone XL pipeline would only create 35 permanent jobs


By:  @community, 12 hours ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 4 hours ago

"It's a great day for American jobs," Trump said from the Oval Office on Friday after the State Department issued a permit  allowing the pipeline proposed by TransCanada to go forward.   "Today, we take one more step towards putting the jobs, wages and economic security of American citizens first," the president said. TransCanada   ( TRP )  CEO Russell Girling, standing next to Trump, said Keystone XL will "create thousands of jobs." The construction of the pipeline would... 
 
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Is America’s Military Big Enough?


By:  @bob-nelson, 16 hours ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 4 hours ago

Original article  by K.K. REBECCA LAI, TROY GRIGGS, MAX FISHER and AUDREY CARLSEN - New York Times ------------------------------------- President Trump has proposed a $54 billion increase in defense spending, which he said would be “one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history.” Past administrations have increased military spending, but typically to fulfill a specific mission. Jimmy Carter expanded operations in the Persian Gulf.... 
 
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(CNSNews.com) - Democrats insist it is inappropriate and offensive to malign a federal judge, but listen to what they've said about you, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told Judge Neil Gorsuch at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday. "My colleagues, the Democrats, have a right to engage in whatever attacks they choose. But it's a little rich for them to be maligning a sitting federal judge, and at the same time giving speeches about how unacceptable it is for anyone to criticize a federal... 
 
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Two Ohio coal-fired plants to close, deepening industry decline


By:  @kavika, 19 hours ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 4 hours ago

    By Emily Flitter | NEW YORK NEW YORK Electricity company Dayton Power & Light said on Monday it would shut down two coal-fired power plants in southern Ohio next year for economic reasons, a setback for the ailing coal industry but a victory for environmental activists.   Republican President Donald Trump promised in his election campaign to restore U.S. coal jobs that he said had been destroyed by environmental regulations put into effect by his... 
 
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Gloating is not nice! ... ... by Bob Nelson


By:  @bob-nelson, 10 hours ago
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Latest By:  @bob-nelson, 5 hours ago

David Frum was a pillar of the Republican establishment back in the Bush administration, who never accepted the takeover of the GOP by the Tea Party / KochBrothers alliance. In particular, he objected to the party's obstinacy in not participating in healthcare legislation when Obama took office. He felt that Health care may not be a human right, but the lack of universal health coverage in a wealthy democracy is a severe, unjustifiable, and unnecessary human wrong. He wrote a... 
 
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Former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for his lobbying work linked to the Turkish government, according to paperwork  filed  Tuesday. Just weeks after Flynn was ousted from the Trump administration, the early Trump supporter and campaign adviser registered with the Justice Department’s Foreign Agent Registration Unit for lobbying that his firm—Flynn Intel Group Inc.—did on behalf of Inovo BV, a Dutch consulting company... 
 
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Liberals Prefer Illegal Aliens Over Your Kids


By:  @xxjefferson51, 9 hours ago
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Latest By:  @xxjefferson51, 6 hours ago

Next: Lindsey Graham: Yeah, If Democrats Keep This Gorsuch Filibuster Game Up, We'll Just Nuke Them Liberals Prefer Illegal Aliens Over Your Kids Derek Hunter | March 23, 2017 Liberals Prefer Illegal Aliens Over Your Kids A few weeks ago in this space I asked a simple question: How many victims of illegal alien crime will be enough to make Democrats and the media care about illegal alien crime? The answer was simple – there is no number. They’ll never care because they’ve... 
 
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Filibuster Gorsuch, Please


By:  @xxjefferson51, 19 hours ago
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Latest By:  @xxjefferson51, 9 hours ago

Filibuster Gorsuch, Please Schumer Ready To Force Nuclear Confrontation Over Gorsuch 3/23/17 Supreme Court: After Judge Neil Gorsuch spent 20 hours demonstrating that he is abundantly qualified to be a Supreme Court Justice, Democrats announced plans to filibuster his nomination. Good luck with that. By all accounts, Gorsuch put in a stellar performance in his confirmation hearing. Even the New York Times conceded that "if Democrats harbored any hope of raising doubts about... 
 
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AP Top News Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers


By:  @chuggy-says, 16 hours ago
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Latest By:  @chuggy-says, 9 hours ago

                  JERUSALEM (AP) — A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States. The surprising arrest of the man, a hacker who holds dual Israeli and American citizenship, came after a trans-Atlantic investigation with the FBI and other international law... 
 
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As regular readers know, one of our favorite chartpacks to show "Obama's recovery" is the one below, presented most recently just two days ago during Obama's now almost weekly televised sermon of how the economy is great and anyone who disagrees is "peddling fiction", which using simple Bloomerg data, summarize recent changes in key economic indicators including soaring federal debt and government dependency via food stamp use, surging healthcare costs and social inequality, plunging... 
 
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The Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) have devoted exhaustive coverage over the allegation that Russia may have interfered with the 2016 election, as most recently seen in their massive reporting of the James Comey hearings. But there was a time when they didn’t care when a foreign country tried to buy a U.S. election (Hint: It helped a Democrat).     Back in 1996, China helped then-President Bill Clinton get re-elected by funneling money to the Clinton campaign. During... 
 
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  americablog.com National Enquirer brands Flynn a "Russian spy" - Trump just threw Flynn under the bus. Why? Mar. 24th, 2017 Send to Kindle Before we begin, don’t tell me the National Enquirer isn’t reputable — that is not the point of this story. The National Enquirer has an umbilical cord tethered to Team Trump, and only writes what Trump wants them to write.  So the big question this morning is why Team Trump wants to smear Michael... 
 
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Aren't "Yes" Votes On GOP Health Care Bill In A 'Lose-Lose' Position?


By:  @johnrussell, 17 hours ago
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Latest By:  @bob-nelson, 12 hours ago

MSNBC reporters Chuck Todd and Kelly O'Donnell are saying that the GOP health care bill is in serious trouble , still, even after President* Trump issued an ultimatum stating that Friday is now or never for this Obamacare repeal effort. The chairman of the House Appropriations committee, Rodney Frelinghuysen, has announced he is voting no later today, and NBC's Todd says this signals that Ryan has released GOP committee chairman from a strict obligation to vote "yes" at the peril of... 
 
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Surprise! Liberal Elites Think Cities Are Superior To The Heartland


By:  @xxjefferson51, 2 days ago
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Latest By:  @sixpick, 14 hours ago

President Donald Trump is at war with America’s most vibrant and diverse cities, according to a Washington Post op-ed published over the weekend. Written by Vox’s “Big Idea columnist” Will Wilkinson, the op-ed argues that Trump is “demonizing” the real engine of America by criticizing urban areas. Needless to say, the essay is just the latest attempt to invoke the greatness of diversity and shame Trump supporters for disagreeing. Wilkinson believes that Trump’s rhetoric about cities... 
 
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You Can Now Toast To Trump’s Electoral Landslide – Literally


By:  @xxjefferson51, 2 days ago
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Latest By:  @xxjefferson51, 14 hours ago

TOP November 8, 2016 was a special day for America, a day that will go down in history. Despite drawing huge crowds at rallies all throughout the country in 2015 and 2016, very few people thought Donald J. Trump would win the votes needed to become our 45th president. Even Trump supporters admitted that the outlook was bleak. Liberal media outlets and pollsters put Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning upwards of 90 percent. Yet, as legendary broadcaster Vin Scully once said, “In a... 
 
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Weeks into the Trump presidency, a number of the country’s leading conservative intellectuals remain apprehensive about the man who occupies the Oval Office. In a summit hosted by the National Review Institute, an educational organization affiliated with the well-known magazine founded by the late William F. Buckley, Jr., conservatives gathered in a state of confusion, bewilderment, but also excitement. “How many of you did not vote for Donald Trump?” asked Heather Higgins, an author and... 
 
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A left-wing women’s media group co-founded by Gloria Steinem gave top honors for gender parity Wednesday to an unexpected recipient: Fox News. In its annual report on the journalism gender gap, the Women's Media Center said the center-right network’s website outperformed those of CNN, the Daily Beast and Huffington Post in reporting done by women from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30. The Fox website was the only media outlet of the four examined that saw 50 percent of its reporting done by women.... 
 
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5 Nonsensical Claims From Donald Trump’s Latest Interview


By:  @jwc2blue, 2 days ago
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Latest By:  @community, 16 hours ago

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-time-magazine-interview_us_58d3baf5e4b02d33b748f253? “I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not." President Donald Trump gave an  interview to Time magazine on Wednesday, and, unsurprisingly, much of it devolved into a meandering rant. In the interview, released early Thursday, Trump insisted that several of his unsubstantiated claims were correct, continued to re-litigate November’s election,... 
 
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In the Democrats' fury to avenge the stalling of Merrick Garland's nomination for the Court by lame duck Barack Obama, they are revealing their contempt for the rule of law and their desire for judges to act as dictators, picking winners and losers based on who they are, not on what the law and the facts of a case say. This gutting of the Constitution has been at the heart of progressives' program to remake society, using judicial activism to rewrite laws that the democratically elected... 
 
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