News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Mon, 24 48 2017 01:48:43 GMT Mon, 24 48 2017 01:48:43 GMT Democrats snoozing through their wake'up call Mon, 24 13 2017 01:13:14 GMT 9fe04c07f36d8a9ec5cb15446d9f6f375da176c8 Miami Herald, by Gloria Johns Posted By: garnet- Mon, 24 13 2017 01:13:14 GMT Putting aside for a moment the state of ruin in the Trump White House, I’m seeing nothing but chaos coming from Democrats. Granted, it takes a while to recover from a disaster, and it is especially discouraging when the disaster is of your own making, like burning down the house because you left something unattended on the stove. But no matter the circumstances, you pick yourself up and move on, maybe even make some improvements. But here it is, months after the election, halfway through 2017 with 2018 breathing down their necks, and Democrats have yet to look in the mirror, which Unstable: Obamacare bailout in NH Mon, 24 09 2017 01:09:05 GMT 3330e67d7e276fe04f312eb72aff8a17a9c6e3cf New Hampshire Union Leader, by Editorial Posted By: garnet- Mon, 24 09 2017 01:09:05 GMT It´s not a tax. It´s not a fee. It´s an &#34;assessment.&#34; The New Hampshire Department of Insurance wants to charge health insurance companies a $36.8 million assessment to fund a reinsurance pool in order to prop up the state´s failing health care exchange. &#34;To call it a tax is misstating what it really is,&#34; argues Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny. Sure. His plan is to use the &#34;don´t'call'it'a'tax&#34; revenue, along with $8.2 million from the bottomless federal treasury, to &#34;stabilize&#34; the individual insurance market. He wants to increase costs on the part of the health insurance marketplace that actually works in order to subsidize ICE vow gets chilly response Mon, 24 08 2017 01:08:56 GMT 83462c9c770769c3c98ef0c4fa4766a858261c07 Boston Heral, by Brian Dowling Posted By: John c- Mon, 24 08 2017 01:08:56 GMT The federal immigration boss’ threat to flood sanctuary cities with agents is being blasted by Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, who called the threatened surge a waste of resources — while Mayor Martin J. Walsh says he’ll “stand strong” with immigrants. Curtatone told the Herald his sanctuary city always cooperates with Immigration and Customs Enforcement when it comes to violent criminals. “ICE has no need to step up activity here unless they intend to break President Trump’s original promise, as he put it, to only target ‘bad hombres,’?” Curtatone said. “If he sends ICE here, it will clearly be because Forget Russia. I´d fire Jeff Sessions over civil forfeiture. Mon, 24 07 2017 01:07:13 GMT 1284126ea817593a96aa64f2ed9d08c31cb7398d USA Today, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds Posted By: Judy W.- Mon, 24 07 2017 01:07:13 GMT Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to steal from you. Oh, he doesn’t call it that. He calls it “civil forfeiture.” But what it is, is theft by law enforcement. Sessions should be ashamed. If I were president, he’d be fired. Under “civil forfeiture,” law enforcement can take property from people under the legal fiction that the property itself is guilty of a crime. (“Legal fiction” sounds better than “lie,” but in this case the two terms are near synonyms.) It was originally sold as a tool for going after the assets of drug kingpins, but nowadays it seems to be used against Kushner defends himself ahead of Senate intel meeting: ´I did not collude´ Mon, 24 16 2017 12:16:44 GMT 3b25e0f9e425c3276b666ec0894f67d2f1e3b5d8 Politico, by Annie Karni Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 24 16 2017 12:16:44 GMT In pre-written testimony Jared Kushner plans to submit before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday '' a high-stakes, closed-door grilling session that is part of the investigation into possible collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign '' the powerful son-in-law will try to explain away his four contacts with Russian officials during the general election and the transition as innocent interactions. In an 11-page opening statement provided to reporters early Monday morning ahead of his 10 a.m. appointment with the Senate, Kushner attempts to exonerate himself, writing: “I did not collude, Kushner releases details of contacts with Russians Mon, 24 02 2017 12:02:57 GMT eab6c38c85f151aeeb3eab4298566a3c7b881401 Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: Drive- Mon, 24 02 2017 12:02:57 GMT WASHINGTON — Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is denying that President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia, saying in a statement ahead of congressional interviews that he has “nothing to hide.” The 11'page statement provided to The Associated Press by a representative Monday details four contacts with Russians during Trump’s campaign and transition. Kushner plans to deliver the statement during closed'door meetings with investigators on the Senate and House intelligence panels this week. Kushner is meeting with staff on the Senate committee Monday and lawmakers on the House committee Tuesday as part of both panels’ investigations into Russian meddling in the Trump to speak Monday on health care Mon, 24 42 2017 11:42:21 GMT d0921660a42e3c16823ab05a2c8fcd4ac745f5d9 USA Today, by Greg Toppo Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 24 42 2017 11:42:21 GMT President Trump on Monday will speak to the press at the White House about health care, minutes after meeting with what he calls “victims of Obamacare.” The statement, announced late Sunday by the White House, comes nearly a week after Trump pressed Republican senators to agree to an alternative to the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, before taking an August recess. At a White House lunch on Wednesday, he told lawmakers, “I don´t think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan.&#34; Trump added, &#34;We shouldn´t leave town until this is complete, until this bill is on my desk.&#34; CNN’s Toobin: ‘All of Us’ in MSM Must ‘Have a Lot of Humility’ When Making Trump Predictions Mon, 24 19 2017 11:19:52 GMT 3a08397556cf77f9d044aca01e9e6411988e18da Breitbart Big Journalism, by Tony Lee Posted By: earlybird- Mon, 24 19 2017 11:19:52 GMT CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin reminded his fellow panelists on the network this week that they all needed to have “a lot of humility” when making predictions about President Donald Trump given the legacy media’s disastrous performance in the 2016 election cycle. While covering the 2016 presidential election between Trump and Hillary Clinton, legacy media reporters completely failed to understand the concerns of the working'class Americans who powered Trump to one of the greatest upsets in history. “We sat around that table for years [dismissing Trump] … and he proved all of us wrong, and he won the presidency,” Toobin said. “And who’s Schumer Rips Hillary: Don’t Blame Comey or Russia, ‘Blame Yourself’ Mon, 24 19 2017 11:19:24 GMT 218eec8d53f5a241353325bceea581c3cce1b122 Daily Beast, by Staff Posted By: Honeybadger- Mon, 24 19 2017 11:19:24 GMT enate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ripped his former colleague, Hillary Clinton, over her election loss to President Donald Trump and her subsequent efforts to explain why she lost. “When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things—Comey, Russia—you blame yourself,” Schumer told The Washington Post. “So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that.” Schumer’s comments—referring to Clinton blaming Russian meddling Will the Senate Parliamentarian Try to Save Obamacare? Mon, 24 15 2017 11:15:47 GMT 6a9d9ed23819361c10f949f1e857522d32839428 American Spectator, by David Catron Posted By: garnet- Mon, 24 15 2017 11:15:47 GMT Over the weekend, countless media outlets gleefully reported that the Senate parliamentarian had all but killed the Republican effort to dismantle Obamacare. These reports claimed, based on a memo written by Democrat staffers, that she had declared several sections of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) in violation of reconciliation rules under which the GOP hopes to pass the legislation. This created consternation among pro'life conservatives. One of the endangered provisions defunds Planned Parenthood, yet the same parliamentarian approved the same provision for a 2015 budget reconciliation bill that Congress passed. That bill was vetoed by then President Obama, of Scaramucci: If White House Comms Staff Keeps Leaking ‘I’m Going to Fire Everybody’ Mon, 24 13 2017 11:13:23 GMT afe41b6ddaae503622d144848a87673e41ea6f02 Breitbart Video, by Pam Key Posted By: earlybird- Mon, 24 13 2017 11:13:23 GMT Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said he would fire his entire staff if leaks to the press from communications staffers continue. Scaramucci said, “[U]nfortunately, he may have had a conversation in the Oval Office or somewhere about it, and then people rush out to leak that information to people. It’s very unprofessional and harmful.” He added, “They will get fired. Tomorrow I’ll have a staff meeting, and it will be very — I’m not going to make any prejudgments about anybody on that staff, if stay, they’re going to stop leaking. If the leaks continue, About That ‘Private’ Meeting With Putin… Mon, 24 06 2017 11:06:22 GMT a92825bc2c6c1a2367d3fccb7372102c401a33db American Greatness, by Brandon J. Weichert Posted By: earlybird- Mon, 24 06 2017 11:06:22 GMT Ian Bremmer, the bookish president of the Eurasia Group, the world’s largest geopolitical risk firm, broke a story that MSNBC has turned into the next ridiculous chapter in the Trump'Russia “collusion” psychodrama. The Stanford'educated political scientist (and occasional fill'in host for Charlie Rose) made headlines this week when he broke the news that, while at a banquet with the G'20 leaders and their wives, President Trump walked over to Russian President Vladimir Putin and had an hour'long “private” conversation. With that, Rachel Maddow, Mika Brezenski, and Joe Scarborough believed they had the smoking gun at last: incontrovertible evidence that Putin Make America $4 Trillion Greater Mon, 24 53 2017 10:53:32 GMT d3ede77d58cf8c347d6406813bec0b68aca4be97, by Don Surber Posted By: earlybird- Mon, 24 53 2017 10:53:32 GMT MA4TG. Stuart Varney added the amount of money the Trump Bump added to the value of stocks in America and came up with a cool $4 trillion gain since 62 million Americans shocked the world and elected Donald John Trump president. Compare that to how the market tanked once voters elected Barack Hussein Obama on November 4, 2008. Stocks fell 9 percent by July 20, 2009 '' the same point that they rose 21 percent under The Donald.This was not what the experts told us. Writing for the New York Times '' which just laid of 100 employees &#34;voluntarily&#34; '' Nobel Economist Mike Pence´s Opportunity Mon, 24 34 2017 10:34:23 GMT c4adeefb8a830f12eb14f490f203553759a7df4a Creators Syndicate, by Steve Chapman Posted By: Pluperfect- Mon, 24 34 2017 10:34:23 GMT Donald Trump and those around him have made a long series of mistakes stemming from his campaign´s contacts with Russians and subsequent inquiries into the matter, which raise the real possibility of his impeachment. But none of those compares to his biggest blunder: choosing Mike Pence as his running mate. Pence is in a delicate position, which may be why he is seldom seen or heard from these days. On the one hand, his job as vice president obligates him to be a loyal member of the administration. On the other, he needs to maintain good relations with congressional Republicans, many The Democrats´ performance as an opposition party? Pathetic Mon, 24 28 2017 10:28:27 GMT 93e0f050c6697599ac6a747cd56c50525535c93f Guardian, by Stephen W. Thrasher Posted By: Pluperfect- Mon, 24 28 2017 10:28:27 GMT Six months into Donald Trump’s term, and Democratic politician’s ability to be an opposition party is, in a word, pathetic. When the poll came out saying that “Democrats stand for nothing more than opposing” Trump, I thought to myself, ‘If only that were true!’” But they can’t even do that well. When House Democratic Caucus chairman Joe Crowley was asked by the Associated Press just what his party’s core message was, he “hesitated” and then said, “That message is being worked on.” It was as tone deaf (but honest) an answer as when Mother Jones writer Kevin Drum – as The <i>New York Times</i> and other stuff states hate the most Mon, 24 19 2017 10:19:56 GMT bbedaebbf675ea8ba4ae9dc7ca26bf29a0fcf593 Legal Insurrection, by Kemberlee Kaye Posted By: MissMolly- Mon, 24 19 2017 10:19:56 GMT I love reading about regional cultural variances. Typically these types of reports include the use of y’all vs. you all, or soda vs. pop. Dating app Hater matches date'seekers using a combination of location, age, and mutual hates. Hater asks users to rate their level of “like” on various subjects. They’ve compiled user data to produce a map of the U.S. illustrating the most hated (of the topics available) issue or thing in each state. The New York Times, bloggers, cheap coffee, sand, and being the designated driver top the most'hated things in a handful of states. (Snip for graphics) The bill for treating a gunshot wound: $21,000 for the first 35 minutes Mon, 24 11 2017 10:11:25 GMT f7233545ce28803d2538877a6f64824205d5e71c Chicago Tribune, by Jennifer Smith Richards* Posted By: Pluperfect- Mon, 24 11 2017 10:11:25 GMT The charges started racking up the moment Annette Johnson arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to her left forearm. Doctors sliced open Johnson´s arm and installed a $500 metal plate to shore up her shattered ulna, securing it with numerous bone screws that cost $246 apiece. There were morphine drips to quell pain, tetanus shots to prevent infection, blood screens and anesthesia. Two years earlier in a different part of the city, Leo Leyva arrived at a North Side hospital with a gunshot wound to his back. His last memory before going under anesthesia was a nurse telling him The whole truth Mon, 24 04 2017 10:04:27 GMT 9026444cda7521c9b9374cd4fb5508e720c7ecc7 Washington Examiner, by Editorial Posted By: MissMolly- Mon, 24 04 2017 10:04:27 GMT President Trump, in clumsy responses to interview questions, has warned Special Counsel Robert Mueller that he´d best not expand his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election too far. It is strange, to put it no more strongly, to read such threats against the investigator by a president whose adminisitration is being investigated. It carries weight, for Trump has the authority to fire Mueller, but to do so would do incalculable damage to his presidency. Perhaps the only way for Trump to prevent an ever'expanding investigation, to keep things focused narrowly on questions of alleged collusion with Russia, and to Not even Europe´s tumult can distract from what´s happening in Trump´s America Mon, 24 43 2017 09:43:26 GMT e943071db57cc05cc8c40c5d687cbc7533e3ea93 National Post, by Conrad Black Posted By: MissMolly- Mon, 24 43 2017 09:43:26 GMT Returning after nearly three weeks in Europe, I am astonished by the prevailing political currents in the countries historically closest to Canada. In the United Kingdom, the government went for an increased majority against an absurd opposition leader who admires Irish and some Islamic terrorists and whose political heroes are Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. As readers know, the result was a loss of the majority and the reconstitution of the government with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party. This was the arch'Protestant political movement of Northern Ireland, which has fortunately settled down a good deal since the piping USS Constitution, newly restored, is returning to the water Mon, 24 35 2017 09:35:58 GMT 0ac1fc82dce2f643842bb26b3c3c9f54123e4855 Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: MissMolly- Mon, 24 35 2017 09:35:58 GMT The USS Constitution, the world´s oldest commissioned warship still afloat, will return Sunday to Boston´s waters. The undocking of the &#34;Old Ironsides&#34; will mark the end of restoration work that started two years ago, officials said. A celebration will be held at the USS Constitution Museum. The wooden ship was launched in 1797 and earned its famous nickname notching victories in the War of 1812. &#34;The ship has been the cornerstone of the Navy for a long time,&#34; said Robert Gerosa, the Constitution´s commanding officer. &#34;To be a part of the ship is truly an honor.&#34; Meet The Republican Running Against Tim Kaine Mon, 24 45 2017 07:45:13 GMT 0806e910b99f0295032877efd48156bae28a92ba Daily Caller, by Scott Greer Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 24 45 2017 07:45:13 GMT Corey Stewart, the former Virginia state chairman for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, is running for office again just one month after nearly becoming the Republican nominee in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. Now Stewart is running for the Senate against Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine. Stewart lost the GOP gubernatorial primary in Virginia to Ed Gillespie by a little over a percentage point in June. The former Trump campaign operative ran a very Trumpian campaign in that race, earning a lot of attention for his support of Confederate monuments and strong stances against illegal immigration. He plans on running on a similarly Terror attack on Israeli embassy official in Jordan Mon, 24 24 2017 07:24:46 GMT cad992041c67af140082cbc2f70e68fcc2831215 Arutz Sheva [Israel], by David Rosenberg Posted By: Attercliffe- Mon, 24 24 2017 07:24:46 GMT An Israeli security official serving in the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan, was wounded Sunday night when he was attacked by a terrorist in his home adjacent to the embassy. Two Jordanian men were killed in the incident, including the suspected terrorist. Local police have released few details of the attack, referring only to an unspecified “incident” at the embassy compound. At this time there are still conflicting reports regarding the details of the attack. According to a report by the Hebrew daily Maariv, the attack took place while furniture was being moved into the home of the deputy security Breaking: At least 24 dead and 40 injured as car bomb rocks Kabul, Afghanistan Mon, 24 58 2017 06:58:56 GMT 8a10ef35755e34f0afbc1610a2db04c230a64b12 Daily Express [UK], by Thomas Hunt Posted By: Attercliffe- Mon, 24 58 2017 06:58:56 GMT A SUICIDE attacker killed at least 24 people and injured 40 after detonating a car bomb in Kabul on Monday, police reported. The number of casualties is expected to rise and the target of the attack is not yet known. Acting Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said at least 24 people had been killed and 40 injured but the casualty toll could rise further. Government security sources said a small bus owned by the Ministry of Mines had been destroyed. Salim Rasouli, director of the city´s hospitals, said at least 13 dead and 17 wounded had been taken to hospitals. The Watch: Kellyanne Conway accuses CNN of making a ´business decision´ to be anti'Trump Mon, 24 05 2017 04:05:08 GMT e89b259cb153af819f3fb9489e44adf46d3718e3 Washington Examiner, by Kyle Feldscher Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 24 05 2017 04:05:08 GMT Kellyanne Conway accused CNN of making a &#34;business decision&#34; to be against President Trump and his agenda Sunday morning. Conway leveled the claim during the first statement she made during an interview on &#34;Reliable Sources&#34; that proved to be rather contentious. She said the White House is happy to come on a network they see as an enemy. &#34;We´re very happy to come and take questions from an outlet that has been incredibly unfair and systematically against this president, I guess you made a business decision to do so,&#34; Conway said. (Video) Conway accused CNN and other media outlets of Chuck Schumer Claims Gas Prices ‘Never Go Down’ as Gas Prices Hit Lowest Point in 12 Years Mon, 24 59 2017 03:59:49 GMT 74fe5a900dd94a56f4d9a807c17d35dc8ae64581 Breitbart Big Government, by Katherine Rodriguez Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 24 59 2017 03:59:49 GMT Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer claims that the price of gas “never goes down” as gas prices hit record lows under the Trump administration. Schumer told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week Sunday morning that gas prices can only go up, citing “huge companies buying up other big companies” as the cause of rising gas prices. “Gas prices are sticky — you know, when the domestic price goes, uh, when the, uh, price for oil goes up on the markets, it goes right up but it never goes down,” Schumer said. “How the heck did we let Exxon and Mobil