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Here’s Why Nunes’ Obama Spying Revelations
Are Such A Big Deal

Digging deeper reveals more of a
mess than earlier thought.
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House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it
Vote today can change the country a we know it.
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Democrats weigh deal to let Gorsuch through
The horse trading begins.
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Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch nomination
Looks like payback time for the dems.
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Chelsea Clinton’s Chief of Staff Complains
Her Boss ‘Never Gets a Break’

Awww, poor baby. Aren't public figures
supposed to earn their breaks?
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Potential ´smoking gun´ showing Obama administration
spied on Trump team, source says

The plot thickens.
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Reading, writing, and raping
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 3/24/2017 5:09:07 AM     Post Reply
Rape was once a capital crime almost everywhere. But the politically correct culture, with its gift for dumbing down everything, regards rape now not as a felony, but a misdemeanor, something like shoplifting. The abduction of a 14-year-old girl at Rockville High School in Maryland’s Montgomery County by two classmates, newly arrived illegal immigrants, who are charged with torturing, raping and sodomizing her in the boys’ restroom, has outraged most of the residents of the county. But some of the county officials, not so much. Outrage is fatiguing. In Montgomery County, which aspires to be a sanctuary for illegal aliens in trouble

Here’s Why Nunes’ Obama Spying
Revelations Are Such A Big Deal
The Federalist, by Mollie Hemingway    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 3/24/2017 5:08:02 AM     Post Reply
In the last three months of the Obama presidency, significant personal information from and about the Trump transition was collected and widely disseminated at intelligence agencies, according to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. Dozens of intelligence reports provided to Nunes by an unnamed whistleblower were floating around during the sensitive transition period following the election, he said. The information collection itself may have technically been legal, but the failure to properly mask the information “alarmed” the California congressman, who notified the White House of the surveillance and dissemination of information on Wednesday afternoon. Many of the reporters present didn’t seem to

The Cartel That Failed
Weekly Standard, by Irwin M. Stelzer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/24/2017 4:49:52 AM     Post Reply
Saudis, Russia, shale. That is all ye need to know in order to understand the oil market. The Saudis lead the OPEC oil cartel, Russia is their largest potential fellow traveler, and the Permian Basin in the Southwest is the oil-rich shale that stands between the other two and $100 per barrel oil. There was a time when the Saudi-led cartel of 13 oil producers could more or less control the price of oil. If the market got so high as to encourage the development of alternatives to oil, the Saudis would open the taps and increase production to bring prices

  


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Liberals Suddenly Incensed About Budget
Process Obama Blew Off For Eight Years
PJ Media, by Jeff Reynolds    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/24/2017 4:42:45 AM     Post Reply
The latest Leftist hypocrisy is in, and it´s a doozy. Progressives are losing their minds over President Trump´s budget proposal for all sorts of reasons. Under his legal obligation, President Trump submitted his proposed budget to Congress for approval. If you listen to the Democrat Media Complex, it will hurt the poor, the young, the elderly, the rural, the vulnerable, the arts, the sciences, Big Bird, and federal workers. In typical liberal self-unaware fashion, progressives fail to remember how President Obama blew off his legal obligation to submit a budget proposal by the statutory deadline in seven of his eight years

Time for US to stop funding
horrific UN ‘peacekeepers’
New York Post, by Betsy McCaughey    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/24/2017 4:36:10 AM     Post Reply
Liberals shrieked last week when President Trump proposed cutting American funding for the United Nations by 50 percent. Trump dismisses the United Nations as a “waste of time and money.” That’s the least of it. US taxpayers bankroll the organization to the tune of $10 billion a year. Our hard-earned money perpetuates an organization that validates the most savage human-rights abusers on the globe, regularly votes against America and targets America’s ally Israel for extinction. The worst example of UN failure and waste, however, is its peacekeeping missions. Past American presidents have poured billions into UN peacekeeping operations that have propped up autocratic

House sets risky health care
vote after Trump demands it
Associated Press, by Alan Fram & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/24/2017 4:31:34 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose. House Speaker Paul Ryan set the showdown for Friday, following a nighttime Capitol meeting at which top White House officials told GOP lawmakers that Trump had decided the time for talk was over. "We have been promising the American people that we will repeal and replace this broken law because it´s collapsing and it´s

Exclusive: London terror attacker Khalid Masood,
52, once stabbed a man in the FACE and
changed from Kent schoolboy Adrian Elms to
maniac who launched car and knife rampage*
Daily Mail (UK), by Richard Spillett, Martin Robinson**    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/24/2017 3:30:09 AM     Post Reply
The British-born jihadi who killed four and injured 29 in Westminster was last night revealed to be a middle-aged criminal career who MI5 had investigated in the past and had a previous conviction for stabbing a man in the nose. English teacher Khalid Masood, 52, a ´lone wolf´ attacker, who was living in the Birmingham area, had a series of convictions for assault and other crimes. Scotland Yard revealed how Masood was known by a number of aliases and MailOnline can reveal he was born Adrian Elms to a single mother in Kent before his religious conversion. Masood has used

  


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A Week Of Terror And Diversity In Europe
Frontpage Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: steveW- 3/24/2017 3:28:19 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, Ziyed Ben Belgacem pays a visit to Orly Airport in Paris. He grabs a female soldier from behind and grapples for her rifle while holding a pellet gun to her head. He warns the other soldiers to drop their rifles and raise their hands. He shouts, "I am here to die in the name of Allah ... There will be deaths." He’s mostly right. It’s the plural part he gets wrong. The soldier goes low. Her friends shoot him dead. But he’s not entirely wrong either. There will be deaths. Even if they aren’t at Orly Airport. French Police go on

London mayor shuts down Trump
Jr. tweet: I have more
important things to do
CNN, by Theodore Schleifer and Alanne Orjoux    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 3/24/2017 2:22:03 AM     Post Reply
A day after a terror attack in his city left three people dead and as many as 40 wounded, London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he has more important things to do than respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr. Wednesday, President Trump´s son tweeted, "You have to be kidding me?!" in response Khan´s assertion in 2016 to The Independent newspaper that terror attacks are "part and parcel" of living in a major city. "I´m not going to respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr.," Khan told CNN´s Christiane Amanpour on Thursday. "I´ve been doing far more important things

Chelsea Clinton’s Chief of Staff Complains
Her Boss ‘Never Gets a Break’
Washington Free Beacon, by Alex Griswold    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/24/2017 2:19:26 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton´s chief of staff complained on Thursday that her boss just can´t catch a break. Bari Lurie is Clinton´s chief of staff at the Clinton Foundation, where the former first daughter is vice chair. Lurie took to Twitter on Thursday to lament that Clinton, like her mother, failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, "never gets a break." (Tweet) The tweet included a link to a op-ed published Thursday in the Los Angeles Times, titled "Just like her mother, Chelsea Clinton never gets a break." The article´s author, Ann Friedman, defends Clinton from her critics, arguing that she and her

Congressional Black Caucus says
meeting with Trump was
a ´positive first start´
ABC News, by Riley Beggin    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 3/24/2017 2:10:48 AM     Post Reply
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus went to the White House today for their first official meeting with President Donald Trump. The meeting, which comes five weeks after Trump asked a reporter at a press conference to help set up a discussion with the group, was organized primarily to discuss Trump’s new budget proposal, which Chairman Cedric Richmond, D-Louisiana, said at a press conference this afternoon would be “devastating” for the African-American community. Rep. Karen Bass, D-California, said that the group raised “several areas of concern” but added that it was a “positive first start.” According to Bass

  


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Potential ´smoking gun´ showing Obama
administration spied on Trump team,
source says
Fox News, by James Rosen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/24/2017 1:42:40 AM     Post Reply
Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News. Classified intelligence showing incidental collection of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and described by him in vague terms at a bombshell Wednesday afternoon news conference, came from multiple sources, Capitol Hill sources told Fox News. The intelligence corroborated information about surveillance of the Trump team that was known to Nunes, sources said, even before President

The tragic tale of the Utah man
killed in British Parliament attack
New York Post, by Danika Fears and Natalie Musumeci    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 3/24/2017 12:49:59 AM     Post Reply
American couple Kurt and Melissa Cochran were out for a romantic afternoon stroll across the River Thames on Wednesday to wrap up a dream tour of Europe for their 25th anniversary. At the same time, homegrown terrorist Khalid Masood was behind the wheel of a rented Hyundai barreling toward the span, bent on death and destruction. The couple from Utah never had a chance. The impact sent Kurt, a 54-year-old musician, plunging to his death onto a stone landing below the walkway. Melissa, 46, was left splayed out on the roadway, with a broken leg and rib and blood

Russia may be aiding Taliban in
Afghanistan, top US general says
Fox News, by Lucas Tomlinson    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 3/24/2017 12:45:48 AM     Post Reply
The top U.S. general in Europe told lawmakers Thursday that he sees evidence Russia might be supplying the Taliban in an effort to undermine the United States, in what could be a significant turning point in the Afghanistan conflict. "I´ve seen the influence of Russia of late, increased influence in terms of association and perhaps even supply to the Taliban," Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, the head of the U.S. military´s European Command and the Supreme Allied Commander for NATO, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Scaparotti did not specify what Moscow may have been supplying to the insurgents. Until now,

What to Do About Obamacare
and the Uninsurable? Free
Markets and Charity!
Creators Syndicate, by Larry Elder    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 3/24/2017 12:36:36 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to repealing and replacing Obamacare, defenders of President Barack Obama´s signature domestic law constantly ask, "What about those with pre-existing illnesses?" After all, the most popular feature of Obamacare is that it prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage because an applicant has a pre-existing illness. And President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan insist that those with pre-existing conditions will be covered. But by agreeing with Obama on the issue of pre-existing illnesses, by promising to replace Obamacare "with something better," Republicans are making a massive concession: That access to health care insurance should be guaranteed by

  


  

Mom who beat cancer while
pregnant dies day after giving birth to twins
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pageturner- 3/24/2017 12:32:43 AM     Post Reply
A California mother who beat cancer while pregnant with twins died tragically Friday, just a day after giving birth. Now, family and friends of 30-year-old Jamie Snider are raising funds to help care for her surviving four children, and are remembering her bright smile and loving nature. “Jamie was such a bright light on this planet,” a post on one of several GoFundMe’s set up in her honor reads. “Everything about her was infectious from her beautiful bright green eyes, her big smile, her laugh and her hugs!” Snider had beaten cancer once before but lost an ovary in the process,

RINOcare Is A Disaster
American Spectator, by David Hogberg    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 3/23/2017 11:57:13 PM     Post Reply
It’s been a while since I’ve agreed with the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol, but he’s spot on here: [snip] Indeed, Speaker Paul Ryan (Wisconsin) could do worse than cancel the floor vote today on the American Health Care Act (a.k.a. RINOcare). In fact, expect the vote to be cancelled if the GOP leadership is far short of the 216 votes needed to pass RINOcare. If the vote goes forward, then they either have the votes or are just a handful away and will try to twist some arms on the House floor. How many votes the GOP leadership has is

Chuck the Hack
American Spectator, by Larry Thornberry    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 3/23/2017 11:47:06 PM     Post Reply
The ever-charming Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democrats’ pit-bull Senate minority leader, said today that he will not vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and that Democrats will filibuster the nomination. This is about as surprising as learning the sun will come up in the East tomorrow. Here’s how Schumer, as predictable as he is charming, phrased it: “After careful deliberation I have concluded that I cannot support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court.” What a knee-slapper. Of course our all-partisan, all-the-time Chuck engaged in no “deliberation” at all

Rand Paul cheers conservatives’
blockade of Obamacare repeal
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 3/23/2017 10:54:01 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Rand Paul praised House conservatives for blocking the Obamacare repeal bill Thursday, but said the White House could easily break the impasse if it would agree to send Vice President Mike Pence up to preside over the eventual Senate debate. Mr. Paul said that would give Republicans a chance to head off the parliamentarian and reinterpret the budget process rules that have tied GOP leaders’ hands in what kind of bill they’re able to bring to the floor while avoiding a Democratic filibuster. “That alone I think would break the logjam and get things going,” Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, told reporters. Having

White House slams Obama’s defense of
Obamacare as repeal vote looms
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 3/23/2017 10:49:43 PM     Post Reply
The White House hit back at former President Obama’s vocal defense of Obamacare Thursday, saying Mr. Obama “can’t change the facts” of the law’s rising health insurance costs. “President Obama must be feeling the time is up for his signature law,” said White House press secretary Sean Spicer. “He can’t change the facts about where it stands. He seems to have forgotten that he pushed Obamacare on the promise of reducing costs, not making healthcare unaffordable.” Mr. Obama issued a statement in defense of his health-care law on the seventh anniversary of its passage, saying it’s false for the GOP

  



Trump to reporter: “I’m president
and you’re not”
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 3/23/2017 10:45:52 PM     Post Reply
President Trump didn’t give an inch on his claims about wiretapping and voter fraud in an interview published Thursday, and told the journalist, “I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president and you’re not.” In the interview with Time magazine, Mr. Trump defended his tweets about former President Obama wiretapping his campaign headquarters, and said information brought to light Wednesday by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes of California proved him right. “I’m a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right,” Mr. Trump said, adding that he did not mean wiretapping in the literal sense,

Gallup’s Happiness Poll finds
Americans aren’t very
Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 3/23/2017 10:18:31 PM     Post Reply
Remember last June how shocked almost everyone was when Britons voted to leave the European Union? By the usual measurements of economic growth (2%), unemployment (down to 4.9%) and standard poll questions on intent, professionals and many others were pretty certain the United Kingdom would decide to remain in the EU that it fought so long and hard to enter. Oops. Turns out, if media had measured “Happiness,” they’d have recognized the historic looming Brexit upheaval. Same for anticipating the Arab Spring.

Fact Check: Four Major Holes
In Rep. Adam Schiff’s Trump-Russia
Conspiracy Theory
Breitbart Big Government, by Aaron Klein    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 3/23/2017 10:17:54 PM     Post Reply
On Monday, Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on a House intelligence committee, delivered his opening statements at a hearing where he laid out the case for alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Schiff repeatedly raised questions about alleged collusion between Moscow and members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Here are four serious problems with Schiff’s charges, which include wild conspiracy theories and heavy reliance on a questionable source: 1 – Throughout his opening statement, Schiff repeatedly relied on information provided by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer who was reportedly paid by Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans

Trump delivers ultimatum to House
Republicans: Pass health-care measure
on Friday or he’ll move on
Washington Post, by Mike DeBonis and Juliet Eilperin    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 3/23/2017 9:57:21 PM     Post Reply
President Trump delivered an ultimatum to House Republicans on Thursday night: Vote to approve the measure to overhaul the nation’s health-care system on the House floor Friday, or reject it and the president will move on to his other legislative priorities. The president, through his aides, signaled that the time for negotiations was over with rank-and-file Republicans who were meeting late at night on Capitol Hill to try to find common ground on the embattled package crafted by House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.). The move was a high-risk gamble for the president and the speaker, who have both invested significant political

French-Tunisian is arrested after trying
to drive a car loaded with liquid gas,
assault rifle and knives into shoppers in
an attempted terrorist attack in Antwerp
Daily Mail [UK], by Gareth Davies    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/23/2017 9:38:45 PM     Post Reply
A French -Tunisian has been arrested after trying to drive a car loaded with liquid gas, assault rifles and knives into a crowd of shoppers in Antwerp in an attempted terror attack. Belgian police, who confirmed the bomb squad had been sent to the area, said the car was being driven at high speed and that pedestrians had to jump out of the way to avoid being injured. (Snip) Belgian police arrested a man named as Mohamed R, 39, on Thursday after he tried to drive into a crowd at high-speed in a shopping area in the port city of

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