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Rick Perry blasts election of first gay Texas A&M student president


By:  @jwc2blue, 2 hours ago
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Latest By:  @jwc2blue, 7 minutes ago

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-texas-rick-perry-university-20170323-story.html Energy Secretary  Rick Perry , whose agency oversees the nation’s nuclear arsenal, is inserting himself into an unusually small political dispute: an election for student body president at Texas A&M University. In an op-ed submitted to the Houston Chronicle, the former Texas governor suggested that his alma mater’s first openly gay president may have stolen the outcome. Perry wrote that... 
 
bob-nelson
Original article by Josh Barro - Business Insider ------------------------------------- House Speaker Paul Ryan.   AP It's hard to decide which would be the more politically damaging outcome for Republican politicians: passing the American Health Care Act, and therefore owning the  premium increases  and  coverage losses  it would cause; or not passing the bill, and therefore failing to do anything that can be framed as "repealing Obamacare." Each option is a... 
 
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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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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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Out of the Past - Is Obama Really the ‘Lesser of Two Evils’?


By:  @sixpick, 4 hours ago
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Latest By:  @aeonpax, 4 hours ago

06/18/2013 Could John McCain or Mitt Romney have gotten away with what President Barack Obama is doing? Where Democrats once feverishly denounced the actions of George W. Bush, they are now eerily silent when their own candidate behaves in much the same way as his predecessor. In recent days President Barack Obama has: defended the massive NSA Prism program which spies on U.S. citizens; admitted that the U.S. kills innocent people with its bombs; and has decided to arm Syrian... 
 
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Steinem-led media group gives top honors to Fox News for gender parity


By:  @xxjefferson51, yesterday
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Latest By:  @aeonpax, 4 hours ago

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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You Can Now Toast To Trump’s Electoral Landslide – Literally


By:  @xxjefferson51, 21 hours ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 4 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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Out of the Past - Obama Appoints Documented 'Liar' to Convene NSA Review Board


By:  @sixpick, 5 hours ago
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Latest By:  @sixpick, 5 hours ago

Investigation established by Clapper is part of president's so-called transparency reforms Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (Photo: Medill DC/Flickr Creative Commons) President Obama has appointed embattled NSA director James Clapper—who was already caught lying under oath to Congress and the U.S. public about the scope of secret surveillance—to establish a review board to investigate his own agency as part of the president's so-called transparency reforms.... 
 
xxjefferson51
(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... 
 
xxjefferson51
House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced on Wednesday that he had learned that members of President Donald Trump’s transition team had been under surveillance by the Obama administration, that individual names had been “unmasked” by the intelligence community, and that those names had been leaked to the media. Nunes’s information — which he said he would deliver to the White House later — vindicates the bulk of Trump’s claims earlier this month. VIDEOTrump fans... 
 
xxjefferson51
Domestic Spying: Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says that the Obama administration surveilled Donald Trump's transition aides and possibly Trump himself following November's election. If true, it warrants a major investigation. "I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions the intelligence community ... collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition," Nunes told reporters. Nunes immediately came under intense criticism... 
 
xxjefferson51
A Conservative’s Guide to Making the Most of the Majority MARCH 23, 2017 Every day, Republicans must fight a three-front war: with Democrats, with the media and within their own ranks. Meanwhile, the Democrats have just one adversary: the GOP. While media bias against Republicans (and in the age of Twitter, contempt and aggression) is an unfortunate reality, and the Left is a natural ideological opponent, the Right wastes an unhealthy amount of time and resources preventing its... 
 
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U.S. Secret Service spending to provide security for the lavish and far-flung travel of President Trump and his family – including Trump’s now almost weekly trips to his Florida resort for presidential consultations and golf – has gotten so out of hand that the agency recently requested a $60 million increase in its budget for the coming year.   But The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that the request was turned down by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), headed by... 
 
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http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/us/blow-for-trump-healthcare-bill-as-vote-postponed-1.3022543 American voters disapprove of the Republican plan to replace Obamacare by 56-17 per cent, with 26 per cent undecided, according to a  Quinnipiac University  national poll released on Thursday. Just 41 per cent of Republicans support the party’s plan, with 24 per cent opposed, according to the poll. In the days since Republican leaders first introduced the legislation, Mr Trump has... 
 
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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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Surprise! Liberal Elites Think Cities Are Superior To The Heartland


By:  @xxjefferson51, 21 hours ago
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Latest By:  @bob-nelson, 8 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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Source                   The 2016 election was just a month away when Steve Curtis, a conservative radio host and former Colorado Republican Party chairman, devoted an entire episode of his morning talk show to the heated topic of voter fraud. “It seems to me,” Curtis said in the 42-minute segment, “that virtually every case of voter fraud I can remember in my lifetime was committed by Democrats.” On Tuesday, Colorado prosecutors threw a... 
 
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Attacks Like The One In London Are Easy To Organize, Hard To Prevent


By:  @krishna, 18 hours ago
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Latest By:  @bob-nelson, 8 hours ago

While not a new tactic, vehicle attacks are cheap and within anybody’s reach PARIS, March 22 (Reuters) - Militants are increasingly turning to vehicle-ramming attacks, like the one staged near Britain’s parliament on Wednesday, because they are cheap, easy to organize and hard to prevent. Experts say the tactic of mowing people down avoids the need to obtain any explosives or weapons and can be carried out by a “lone-wolf” attacker without using a network of fellow militants -... 
 
xxjefferson51
College Aid: Next time you hear about students attacking a conservative speaker, check the school's tuition costs. Odds are you'll find that they are attending an elite college that caters to the rich. Money can't buy love, but it can, apparently, teach intolerance. In early March, distinguished author and social scientist Charles Murray was scheduled to talk at Middlebury College, a Vermont school that charges $64,000 a year in tuition. Several students erupted in noisy demonstrations... 
 
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Why Donald Trump is a terrible leader


By:  @krishna, 10 hours ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 9 hours ago

Donald Trump hasn’t kept his promise to never forget the “forgotten people.” Donald Trump was supposed to be the guy who would fix everything in Washington, but after two months in office he’s proving to be a terrible leader. Trump was never very popular, but he got high marks for his leadership. Now that’s fading. In November just after the election, 56% of Americans thought he was a good leader —  now it’s fallen to just 40%. After two months,  here’s what we know: He’s... 
 
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Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan


By:  @kavika, 13 hours ago
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Latest By:  @krishna, 10 hours ago

WASHINGTON  — GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes. The bill could... 
 
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White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote


By:  @kavika, 11 hours ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 10 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails. The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was presented to GOP lawmakers behind closed doors Thursday night after a long and intense day that saw a planned vote on the health care bill scrapped as the legislation remained short of votes amid... 
 
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Bye-bye Meals on Wheels, here’s a picture of Melania Trump eating diamonds for dinner In  News  by  Drew Salisbury   /   March 16, 2017 One of the most talked about cuts in President Trump’s cruel and inhumane  budget proposal  announced Thursday is the  eradication of block grants  many states use to fund Meals on Wheels, which provides meals to 2.4 million senior citizens and 500,000 veterans. The White House argued it was the “ compassionate ” thing to... 
 
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Three Years Later Marc is Still in the Fight


By:  @jerry-verlinger, 3 days ago
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Latest By:  @s, 12 hours ago

Three years ago I posted an article on NewsTalkers about my second son, Marc, shortly after I learned he had been diagnosed as having uncontrollable cancer in his kidney. At that time he was told by his doctor he could only expect 6 months to a year to live. Well here he is, still fighting his 'Cancer Dragon' in his own way (he's been doing things his own way since he was born). Now he has forged a new way to carry on with his fight.  In an article he recently posted on facebook... 
 
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Inside Alabama's auto jobs boom: Low wages, little training, crushed limbs


By:  @kavika, 20 hours ago
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Latest By:  @community, 13 hours ago

Regina Elsea was a year old in 1997 when the first vehicle rolled off the Mercedes-Benz assembly line near Tuscaloosa. That gleaming M-Class SUV was historic. Alabama, the nation’s fifth-poorest state, had wagered a quarter-billion dollars in tax breaks and other public giveaways to land the first major Mercedes factory outside Germany. Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai followed with Alabama plants of their own. Kia built a factory just over the border in West Point, Ga. The auto parts makers came... 
 
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