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Trump will end ObamaCare subsidy payments
New York Post, by Joe Tacopino

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Posted By:Ribicon, 10/12/2017 11:32:40 PM

President Trump will halt subsidy payments to insurers who sell coverage under Obamacare — a move that would deal a critical blow to the program, the White House confirmed Thursday night. “Based on guidance from the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services has concluded that there is no appropriation for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies under Obamacare,” the White House said in a statement. Trump has decided to end the payments — which cost about $7 billion this year — after the GOP failed numerous efforts to repeal Obamacare on Capitol Hill. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

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While the GOP obstructionists sat on the sidelines taking potshots, Donald the Builder fired up his bulldozer and demolished the monstrosity all on his own.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/12/2017 11:51:50 PM     (No. 11415279)

Great news!
0bamacare is the biggest legislative drag on the economy in 50 years and needs to go before we can see another Reagan-like expansion.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/12/2017 11:59:24 PM     (No. 11415282)

And while the president is at it pull the cushy health insurance that obama gave congress. Let them go on the exchanges starting Nov. 1st just like millions will be forced to do. Without the subsidies they now receive they can pay through the nose too.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: grounded, 10/13/2017 12:14:41 AM     (No. 11415289)

Nail, meet coffin.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/13/2017 12:17:09 AM     (No. 11415290)

Fantastic. Thank you, Mr. President.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: suedotsue, 10/13/2017 12:32:18 AM     (No. 11415298)

Mr. Tacopino must be pitching a job at the NY Times. First, $7 billion in US taxpayer money saved is actually a positive. Second, the so-called critical blow was written into the law. It wasn´t Trump´s idea. Everyone had been told that government (US taxpayer) subsidies wouldn’t be needed after 2017, because O´Care would be self-sustaining. Insurers are legally allowed to opt out of the program after 2017 or 2018 if slush fund is discontinued. Tacopino doesn´t understand there are consequences to decades of imperial rule and hatred of voters.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/13/2017 12:36:12 AM     (No. 11415299)

Is this real? Shall I pinch myself? A President that keeps on keeping his promises to us? God bless him.

Awesome comment, OP. So true!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bhkat, 10/13/2017 12:52:08 AM     (No. 11415305)

Woohoo! I don´t want to pay for other people´s health care.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: NotaBene, 10/13/2017 12:53:43 AM     (No. 11415306)

If this is true President Trump is a greater genius than even I thought. God bless this man with a long, long life.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 10/13/2017 1:01:45 AM     (No. 11415310)

That´s my "boy"! Keepin´ it real!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dvc, 10/13/2017 1:21:59 AM     (No. 11415320)

Excellent.

I wish I could draw a cartoon.

I envision a bus, with "Obamacare" painted on the side, upside down in the ditch with the engine on fire, you are at the back looking down the side. Trump is at the back, holding open the emergency exit door and helping folks to climb outof the burning wreck.

Across the street there are a couple of jackasses (with big ears) screaming, "He´s sabotaging the bus!"

Go Trump!

MAGA, indeed.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/13/2017 2:35:14 AM     (No. 11415362)

Why has none of them suggested they get rid of government paid ´navigators´? Let licensed insurance agents sell insurance and the insurers pay them, not taxpayers.

Green card holders will really be upset over this news.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Judy, 10/13/2017 2:41:30 AM     (No. 11415363)

McCain probably cried all night, his health care lobbyists friends are sick.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/13/2017 3:12:39 AM     (No. 11415376)

The only thing keeping this lead balloon up in the air was billions of dollars of taxpayer money fed into the furnace to keep it aloft. Without these subsidies it´s going to come crashing down on its own bloated weight.

Trump gave Congress the opportunity to fix it. They chose not to. So he´s going to let it crash on its own.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: strike3, 10/13/2017 3:51:26 AM     (No. 11415382)

Just as he promised. I hope a whole bunch of democrats and RINOs are having a sleepless night just like most of us did for the past eight years.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: lewis1940, 10/13/2017 4:07:00 AM     (No. 11415386)

Executive order to cancel executive order, Priceless! God save the President!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/13/2017 4:16:07 AM     (No. 11415390)

´m not sure I agree with this until I find out more about it.What I do know is thee dems will make hay out of it.Horror stories will abound. On the other hand I love that trump allows for buying insurance across state lines.One of the reasons Obamacare is so expensive is there isn´t much competition. Word will get around which is the cheapest state and subscribers will flock there.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: JediJerry, 10/13/2017 4:24:53 AM     (No. 11415393)

The Vietnam War was ended by stopping the funding. Looks like it will work again in this case. My girlfriend loves Obamacare and was in tears and having a panic attack tonight because Trump is “undermining” OCare. All she does is watch CNN all day and I feel very sorry for her. She gets the low income subsidized Cover Calif plan, and is totally worried that Trump will take it away from her. Even though her rate has increased substantially and she just lost a Rx medication that was covered because now it is too expensive and she cant get it. She just doesn’t understand what’s going on.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: KatieJo, 10/13/2017 4:57:31 AM     (No. 11415400)

The mandate is still there, so is the exemption for congress.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/13/2017 6:41:06 AM     (No. 11415440)

There is no end to the wailing that democrats have planned in response to this announcement. They will trot out victims, accuse Trump of murder and democrats and the media can estimate the death toll backed up with "non-partisan" research. As usual, Republicans are on the wrong emotional side. We cannot win.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Thethirdruffian, 10/13/2017 7:04:14 AM     (No. 11415453)

#17 Whatever you do, don´t get that thing pregnant.

One of my life principles is to not stick a certain male appendage in crazy.

Run away. Run away now.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: coldborezero, 10/13/2017 7:08:46 AM     (No. 11415457)

Re#17: Dude, get a new girlfriend!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Michimatician47, 10/13/2017 7:27:51 AM     (No. 11415469)

Now this is truly an act of draining the swamp! “Boatloads of Federal money”, as Justice Kagan so succinctly put it in reference to Obamacare, is the life-sustaining nourishment for all the critters that call the swamp home. The next few days, Sunday shows in particular, should produce some of the highest pitches whines, the least apt metaphors, and the most menacing threats ever heard in the public square. We’ll be coached to interpret these noisy remonstrations as proper dissent but I, for one, will be hearing the death rattle of the swamp critters. The world was able to keep going without dinosaurs and we too will survive without swamp critters. Like the dinosaurs, they’ll die off without knowing what hit them. Excellent job by the Prez but it makes me wonder why Dr. “Jetman” Price hadn’t already done this. Kathleen Sibelius would not, and did not, dither when having her way with this ridiculous law.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Bubby, 10/13/2017 7:49:23 AM     (No. 11415482)

I’ll take wild guess that a lawsuit will be filed in the Ninth Circuit and some far leftist Federal Judge will issue a stay in President Trump’s executive order. Which will then drag on all the way to the Supreme Court. Of course this same Judge had no problem with any of obama’s Executive orders even the Unconstitutional ones like DACA. Just more obstruction by the left. Anything that helps America hurts the left such is their hatred for the country!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: winnie1, 10/13/2017 7:49:53 AM     (No. 11415484)

The left wing media are jumping all over this saying prices will go up. This is the only way to make insurance competitive and bring down the cost. This is how we handle our car insurance, you pick and choose what best fits you and your automobile. I pray we see a big drop in premiums soon.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: daisymay, 10/13/2017 7:54:32 AM     (No. 11415492)

No wonder the Democrats are trying to get him out of office pretending he´s Crazy. Yeah, he´s crazy like a Fox! He is doing what he has done all of his adult life. He´s getting the job done!! He gave the Senate a chance and they passed! Now he´s showing the country what they COULD HAVE DONE, but chose not to do! PLEASE keep up the good work and take away the Subsidies Congress enjoys. Let them live UNDER THEIR RULES! They should NOT have a special exemption while the rest of the country has to pay high premiums!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: MOAB, 10/13/2017 8:07:57 AM     (No. 11415505)

Donald J. Trump will go down as the most effective President in history. He is doing exactly what he told the American people he would do if elected. We voted for change now we need to primary out the spineless Republicans so he can really MAGA!

Do your part!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: stryker714, 10/13/2017 8:23:42 AM     (No. 11415523)

One has to wonder if the reason Congress refused, refuses, to do the right thing and repeal ACA is because it was, "crafted", by the first black president(legacy innuendo) OR it´s based solely on the politicians selfish Obamacare related investments. Oh, throw in direct $ payoffs to the politicians as a possibility in refusal to touch/repeal Obamacare.

I have refused to sign up for ACA, never have, never will. I´ve gone to a nearby clinic(Floyd Medical Center, Ga) the past three years, once for a broken foot and more recently a scorpion sting. The medical personnel are nothing short of delighted I´m paying cash, begin thinking up ways to lower my bill! They must not like going the insurance route, namely ACA. Last time I got out of there for just $80.00.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: TCloud, 10/13/2017 8:31:36 AM     (No. 11415532)

Federal Voter ID NEXT!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: tank, 10/13/2017 8:45:47 AM     (No. 11415547)

Mr. Trump seems to be trying, in vain, to govern as Constitutionally as possible. He gave Congress time and a couple of swipes to do their job. They failed.

This is how it´s supposed to work.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: catfur27, 10/13/2017 9:00:35 AM     (No. 11415560)

Trump should announce he is signing an Executive Order forcing Congress and Staff to be subject to obamacare.

WHO CARES if it´s legal?? Just watching the jackals in Congress scream would be a PR version of Shock and Awe!

Trump Akbar!!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Udanja99, 10/13/2017 9:16:03 AM     (No. 11415584)

Congress and staff were originally supposed to be subject to 0bamcare until the staffers realized how expensive it was. Then they got Smidgen to sign an executive order letting them out of it or getting subsidies for it.

Live by the pen, get smacked by the new pen.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 10/13/2017 9:20:03 AM     (No. 11415595)

Superb!

As federal expenditures go, $7 billion isn´t all that much but it´s perfectly targeted as a spear against the heart of BOCare.

The Republican Congress is going to massively regret not repealing BOCare and crafting a replacement. Trump is doing the necessary thing given Congressional ineptness but that doesn´t mean it´s going to be pretty. Instead of a controlled emergency landing and exit via the emergency slides, parts of BOCare are going to explode, crash, and burn. Congress will be FORCED to step up and craft a transition or face a big mess.

Trump is forcing Congress to step up to its responsibilities in health care, immigration, and other areas. He pulled out the extralegal props that the dems put in place to keep things limping along and told Congress, "Fix it the right way". That is excellent and more durable.

It´s also entertaining to see Ryan and McConnell sweating under the spotlights.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Hazymac, 10/13/2017 9:27:52 AM     (No. 11415610)

Obama stole $130 billion and gave it to the insurance companies to keep Obamacare alive. That´s a high crime. President Trump is doing the right thing by ending insurance company welfare.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/13/2017 9:31:54 AM     (No. 11415622)

True to form, libtards are having a sissy fit and throwing a tantrum because President Trump ending Barry´s illegal expenditure of money for which Congress did not appropriate.

Thank God for this President, warts and all.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: strike3, 10/13/2017 9:42:22 AM     (No. 11415638)

Trump told everybody what he was going to do but the nattering nabobs did not listen.

The insurance companies are one of the reasons that the ACA is so bad that it stinks. Nice try getting all American taxpayers to pay for the permanent hypochondriacs out there. Now the insurance companies can suffer the consequences until the turtles in congress do something.

Now, terminate the mandate. Get congress off the free ride.

And, #17, please listen, we like you. Get a conservative GF. Life will be so much easier.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: lakerman1, 10/13/2017 9:42:58 AM     (No. 11415640)

The Democrats set a clever trap with Obolacare, and the Republicans cannot avoid stepping into it.
And while the President is doing the right thing, it may disrupt the republican majorities in congress.
HE HAS TO EXPLAIN THIS ACTION TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/13/2017 9:59:00 AM     (No. 11415668)

What Obama giveth, Trump can taketh. It was illegal anyway.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: nimby, 10/13/2017 10:23:01 AM     (No. 11415689)

While at it he should also cut off the subsidies those congress critters are receiving and their "golden parachutes"

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Reply 39 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/13/2017 11:03:58 AM     (No. 11415725)

YES! Too much winning! Mr. President, please stop with the winning! (NOT!)

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Reply 40 - Posted by: plex, 10/13/2017 11:07:02 AM     (No. 11415728)

I always thought that HHS determined the minimum coverage requirements. Live by HHS, die by HHS.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: mamabear, 10/13/2017 11:24:50 AM     (No. 11415750)

Insurance companies were one of the few businesses which survived the Great Depression and the Great Recession almost intact. (http://www.insreglaw.com/2012/02/insurance-industry-and-great-recession.html)

Unless those companies were subsidized by the government on the qt during the recession, they figured out how to stay in business and make money without government subsidies. If they did it then, they can do it now.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 10/13/2017 11:40:40 AM     (No. 11415777)

A court already ruled that the payments were illegal. If we are to be a nation of laws, there is not much else we can do.

Next step is to sue the insurance companies to repay the money they were paid illegally.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: seesfarwoman, 10/13/2017 12:14:12 PM     (No. 11415850)

Next step is for CONGRESS to abolish the anti-trust exemption that the insurance companies enjoy.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Butch59, 10/13/2017 12:35:10 PM     (No. 11415895)

I´m not going to start dancing in the streets about this happening. While I really enjoy what Trump is doing, I and all of us hear, know full well that the dims will have many lawsuits filed probably as soon as this coming Monday. And they will be filed in just about federal court that has an Obozo judge. And the entire mess will take at least a year to be finally finalized. And who knows will happen by then.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 10/13/2017 1:18:57 PM     (No. 11415944)

Healthcare experts have already said it will take the industry two years to enact cross state insurance policies. How long will it take the healthcare industry to hike up premiums to cover the loss of subsidies and blame Trump for it? Yesterday.

They don´t want to lose their Obamacare boondoggle. They will get their pound of flesh one way or another.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Speedypetey, 10/13/2017 3:18:55 PM     (No. 11416096)

2,700+ pages that the Democrats had to pass to find out what a huge burden it is. Why would they not put the uninsured on opm.gov and tack the increased premiums on federal employees. Now the President needs to act to get the Democrats to act on something they may actually read.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Cor-Vet, 10/13/2017 3:41:47 PM     (No. 11416130)

22 million folks will now lose their health coverage, even though only about 14 million have signed up for it!

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/13/2017 3:46:42 PM     (No. 11416137)

The President gave Congress ample time to repeal and replace. Congress (aka the uniparty) refused. They made their bed. Now they have to sleep in it. McCain, Paul, and Collins, this debacle has your name on it.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: p51dmustang, 10/13/2017 5:07:14 PM     (No. 11416217)

Pig Lousy and ShumtaBump should have helped the GOPe draw up a reasonable ACA repeal and replace act. Congress gets an "F" for failure. Now they have to live with their inaction, and PT´s pen and phone construction.

Cry Me a river Congress, you are only one or two IQ points above the NFL intelligence level which is about 30 points currently.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/13/2017 6:30:57 PM     (No. 11416324)

Maybe this will get Congress off its behind and deal with the ACA once and for all. Or not.

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A 39-year-old man in the country illegally pleaded guilty Thursday to causing a traffic crash that killed a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy last year. Adrian Espinosa-Flores, 39, pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless second-degree murder in the death of Master Deputy Brandon Collins. Collins was killed on Sept. 11, 2016, while conducting a traffic stop on U.S. 69 just north of 151st Street in Overland Park. Collins’ patrol vehicle was parked when a pickup truck driven by Espinosa-Flores ran into the back of Collins’ vehicle, pushing it into the SUV that the deputy had pulled over.

Huge blast rocks Somalia´s
capital; police say 20 killed
Associated Press, by Abdi Guled    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 10/14/2017 9:18:10     Post Reply
Mogadishu, Somalia — A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia´s capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they´d heard in years. The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a busy road in Hodan district and at least 15 people were injured, police Capt. Mohamed Hussein said. Security forces had been trailing the truck after it raised suspicions, he said. Police said people were trapped in the rubble of the Safari Hotel, which was largely destroyed in the explosion. The hotel is close to Somalia´s foreign ministry. Rescue workers



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George W. slams Trumpism,
without mentioning president by name

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Politico, by Edward Isaac Dovere    Original Article
Posted By: viola- 10/19/2017 1:04:11 PM     Post Reply
Former President George W. Bush offered an unmistakable denunciation of Trumpism Thursday without mentioning the president by name, urging citizens to oppose threats to American democracy. “Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,” Bush warned in remarks at the Bush Institute’s Spirit of Liberty event in New York. By chance, Bush was standing in the same spot at the Time Warner Center where former President Barack Obama made a similar plea for democracy and American leadership in late September, shortly after President Donald Trump had finished a belligerent, isolationist speech to the United Nations

Scarborough: Trump Is the ‘Antithesis’
of Everything Jesus Christ Taught

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Breitbart Big Government, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/17/2017 6:31:11 PM     Post Reply
Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough said President Donald Trump was the “antithesis” of the teachings of Jesus Christ. Scarborough said, “You look in Matthew, and go through the Beatitudes. Every single Beatitude. You go through Jesus’s teaching. What he says he wants people to be. Donald Trump is the antithesis of just about every single thing that Jesus Christ said on the Sermon on the Mount. Go read it.” He added, “None of us are perfect, but he goes out of his way it seems to thumb his nose at all conventions. Including the basics of

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
says players should stand for anthem

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CBS Sports, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/18/2017 2:41:23 PM     Post Reply
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says players should stand for the national anthem, speaking out amid the furor over some players´ protests before games. "We believe everyone should stand for the national anthem. That´s an important part of our policy," Goodell said in a press conference Wednesday in New York. But Goodell said he would not commit to making a rule stating players must stand for the anthem. "Our players will state to you publicly they are not doing this in any way to be disrespectful to the flag," Goodell said. He said the league is "not looking to get into politics, but what

The Law Is on the N.F.L. Players’ Side
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New York Times, by Benjamin Sachs and Noah Zatz    Original Article
Posted By: Delta Dave- 10/17/2017 8:14:37 PM     Post Reply
As National Football League owners and players’ union representatives meet in New York today and tomorrow to discuss the players’ recent demonstrations — the kneeling, linking arms or raising fists during the national anthem — they should know how the law views these protests. This will not only tell them what the league lawfully can do; it also will reveal something about American values. There has been some confusion about the law and the anthem protests. Because the First Amendment generally treats government and corporate power differently, allowing a business to impose on its workers what the government

Yes, The Russia Scandal Is Real —
And It Involves Hillary Clinton

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 10/18/2017 5:40:23 AM     Post Reply
Clinton Scandals: For well over a year now, the progressive left in the Democratic Party have tried hard to sell the idea that, a) Russia meddled in our election, and, b) that it was to the detriment of Hillary Clinton. After nearly a year and a half of investigating, neither appears true. What is true, and now documented, is that Hillary Clinton and her family foundation both benefited handsomely from Russian corruption. Citing federal officials and government documents, The Hill details the Russians´ nuclear-industry corruption here in the U.S., citing extensive evidence that "Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery,

George W. Bush comes out of retirement
to throw shade at Trump as he
denounces ´bullying and prejudice´ in
politics and praises the value of immigration

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Daily Mail, by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: my stars 22- 10/19/2017 12:47:25 PM     Post Reply
George W. Bush hinted Thursday at his dissatisfaction with Donald Trump, complaining in a New York City speech that ´bullying and prejudice´ has become a caustic norm in American public life. At an event hosted by the George W. Bush Institute, the 43rd U.S. president rattled off a thinly veiled litany of complaints about the current commander-in-chief, focusing on both his tone and his isolationist policy choices. ´Our young people need positive role models,´ he said. ´Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children.´

Obama’s UN Ambassador Claims Someone
Else Made Unmasking Requests In Her Name

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Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/18/2017 4:41:38 AM     Post Reply
Someone within the Obama administration’s intelligence apparatus made requests to unmask the identity of Americans named in intelligence reports on behalf of Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. That’s what Power told the House Intelligence Committee last week during a closed-door interview. South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy revealed in an interview on Fox News on Tuesday that Power was “emphatic” on the point that someone else in the Obama administration made the unmasking requests that have been attributed to her. Fox News recently reported that Power made approximately 260 unmasking requests — a rate of one per business day

Sen. McCain Goes Off On Fox Reporter
For ‘Dumb Question’ [Video]

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Daily Caller, by Amber Athey    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/18/2017 10:58:06 AM     Post Reply
Sen. John McCain exploded on Fox News’ Peter Doocy on Wednesday for asking him if he would oppose everything that President Trump asks him to do. Doocy asked Sen. McCain if his relationship with the president is “so frayed” that McCain would “not support anything that he comes to you and asks for?” McCain snapped, “Why would you say something that stupid? Why would you ask something that dumb?” “My job as a United States senator — you mean I am somehow going to behave in a way that I’m going to block everything because of some personal disagreement?” McCain said incredulously.

The Clinton cover-up, brought to you by
the same guys who are investigating Trump

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Fox News, by Gregg Jarrett    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 10/18/2017 8:23:36 PM     Post Reply
Damning new evidence appears to show that Hillary Clinton used her office as Secretary of State to confer benefits to Russia in exchange for millions of dollars in donations to her foundation and cash to her husband. But there’s more. It seems it was all covered up for years by the same three people who are now involved in the investigation of President Donald Trump over so-called Russian “collusion.” (Snip) What’s more, Holder was a member of the “Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States” which approved the uranium sale to the Russians in 2010.

Elementary school cancels Halloween
because it is ´not inclusive´ and says it will
celebrate ´black and orange spirit day´ instead

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Daily Mail [UK], by Jennifer Smith    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/19/2017 9:49:50 AM     Post Reply
A Massachusetts elementary school has canceled its Halloween events and is celebrating ´black and orange spirit day´ instead. Boyden Elementary School´s principal sent a letter to parents this week saying that it had decided to cancel its traditional Halloween parade on October 31 because it was ´not inclusive of all students´ and was ´difficult´ for many. Without specifying which students the parade excluded, Principal Brendan Dearborn said the school would instead hold a ´black and orange spirit day´.  Children are allowed to dress in those colors but cannot come to school in costume. They are however allowed to wear costumes to an

Meghan McCain ‘Exhausted’ by Trump
Attacks: No ‘Threat’ Can Match What
My Father’s Gone Through

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Mediaite, by Ken Meyer    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/18/2017 11:33:30 AM     Post Reply
Meghan McCain gave an interview on Tuesday where she responded to President Trump‘s warning towards her father after his speech against “spurious nationalism.” In a Good Morning America interview with George Stephanopoulos, McCain noted that Trump and her father clearly have different ideas about the best direction of the country. She went on to declare that she’s “exhausted” with the GOP’s infighting and the attacks against her dad after all the challenges he has already faced. “I don’t know if you guys have heard but my father is fighting glioblastoma right now and there’s nothing that could possibly happen or

After meeting, NFL, NFLPA release statement
indicating no change to anthem policy

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Yahoo Sports, by Shalise Manza Young    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/17/2017 7:08:02 PM     Post Reply
The much-publicized Tuesday meeting between NFL officials, team owners, NFLPA officials and several players lasted about three hours. While there was undoubtedly a lot discussed in that time, it sounds as though there has not been a resolution on a rule change to require that players stand for the national anthem before games. A statement released jointly by the NFL and NFLPA called it a “productive meeting,” and that there will be another session in the future: Today owners and players had a productive meeting focused on how we can work together to promote positive social change and address inequality


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