Fusion GPS Fights House Subpoena

Oct 21, 2017

Fusion GPS filed a motion with a federal judge to stop a House committee subpoena that is seeking two year’s worth of bank records. Republicans want to know who funded the dossier and how much weight the FBI and Justice Department gave the dossier as the “basis of its investigation into Russian interference” in the 2016 campaign. The federal judge in the case gave the House Intelligence Committee “until noon Saturday” to say why the subpoena is needed to compel the production of bank records. Fusion GPS has been fighting to keep the name of the person behind the dossier a secret. The person is believed to be a supporter of Hillary Clinton. The document was originally commissioned by an anti-Trump Republican donor. But after Trump won the nomination he abandoned the project. Later a Clinton supporter got behind the dossier and funded it. Most of the allegations in the dossier have been denied by the president.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/20/fusion-gps-fight...

Budget Resolution Squeaks Through Senate

Oct 21, 2017

The Senate passed a budget resolution for the 2018 fiscal year. It passed 51-49. A budget resolution is a plan, not a policy according to David Primo of the Mercatus Center. The resolution lays out the “parameters for the real budget debate.” “The reconciliation instructions in the budget resolution are what will allow tax reform to avoid a filibuster . . .” Currently, the proposed budget “cuts government spending by $5.1 trillion and will create an on-budget surplus of $197 billion over the next decade . . . “ Mitch McConnell said, “Passing this budget is critical to getting tax reform done, so we can strengthen our economy after years of stagnation under the previous administration.” Senator Rand Paul was the only Republican to vote no on the budget resolution. “Today, the Senate considered a budget that simply didn’t measure up and spent too much. I will fight for the biggest, boldest tax cut we can pass, but I could not in good conscience vote for a budget that ignores spending caps that have been law of the land for years and simply pretend it didn’t matter.” I a tweet later in the day, Senator Paul warned Republicans that they had failed “a litmus test on cutting spending.”
http://freebeacon.com/issues/senate-passes-budget-...

Bernie Sanders Can Stay An Independent

Oct 21, 2017

Bernie Sanders won’t have to join the Democratic Party. Members of the Democratic National Committee “voted down a resolution demanding Senator Bernie Sanders join the party.” The resolution was introduced by three people from California and “was widely interpreted as another volley in the intra-party feud” that has engulfed the party since the election. Chairman of the resolutions committee, James Zogby said ”This puts salt in a wound that we need to be closing right now. The consequences would feed a Twitter debate that will not be helpful to any of us right now." Supporters of the resolution “argued independents working outside the party cost Democrats a number of progressive votes.” In the past, Senator Sanders has said the Democratic Party’s model is “not working.” He said that he won’t run for re-election as a Democrat in 2018.
http://freebeacon.com/politics/dnc-votes-resolutio...

Retired Pilots To Be Recalled

Oct 21, 2017

The Air Force is short 1,500 pilots. Programs to incentivize pilots to remain with the Air Force have not been effective in retaining pilots. On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order to allow the Air Force and other branches “to recall as many as 1,000 retired pilots to active duty.” The pilots may be recalled for up to three years. Senator McCain said, “This is a full-blown crisis, and if left unresolved, ti will call into question the Air Force’s ability to accomplish its mission.” The shortages are as a result of several things including “competition from commercial airlines,” “delays and funding shortfalls in training,” and the increased work load of the aircraft and crew as the military extends itself across the world. Senator Lindsey Graham said the war against the Islamic state and al-Qaeda is expected to increase. He predicted more war in Africa. “You’re going to see more aggression by the United States toward our enemies, not less.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/...

Judge Throws Out Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

Oct 21, 2017

A judge in California threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson. The company had been sued by a woman who claimed she’d developed ovarian cancer as a result of using talc-based product such as Johnson’s Baby Powder. Judge Maren Nelson granted Johnson & Johnson’s request for a new trial saying that the original trial had errors and “insufficient evidence on both sides.” Additionally, three jurors who had “voted against finding the company liable were improperly excluded from determining damages.” The plaintiff’s attorney promised to file an appeal. Johnson & Johnson is facing 4,800 plaintiffs nationwide in talc-related cases. The company has lost four cases in Missouri with verdicts totaling $307 million.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-johnson-johnson-...

Robert Mueller was Head of FBI During Emerging Uranium Scandal

Oct 20, 2017

Although widely being ignored by the mainstream media, there is considerable talk in Washington D.C. about the emerging scandal involving Russian bribes being paid to nuclear energy officials to help the Russians get control of a significant portion or American uranium. The FBI got involved and apparently uncovered ties between Russian payments to Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. She and then Attorney General Eric Holder were on the commission that approved the deal with the Russians. Despite the large amount of evidence collected it was never made public and was covered up by the Obama administration. The Director of the FBI at the onset of the investigation was none other than Robert Mueller, who is now the special prosecutor looking into alleged Russian collusion with Trump.

Why American Troops are in Niger

Oct 20, 2017

Since four American Green Berets were killed in the African County of Niger many Americans are wondering why we have troops there. The answer is relatively simple, there are Islamic terrorists there. As ISIS was expanding it Caliphate it had most of its resources concentrated in countries like Libya, Syria, and Iraq, but it also has affiliated groups in other countries.

Now that the terrorist group is losing its conquered territories many of its fighters are escaping to countries like Niger. This was not unexpected, and American troops have been deployed for several years to train the armies of countries where Islamic terrorism exists and is in danger of growing.

ISIS Looking for Mass Casualty Attacks

Oct 20, 2017

Officials in Great Britain and the United States are predicting that the defeat of the ISIS caliphate and the capture of its de-facto capitol in Raqqa, Syria will likely cause the Islamic terrorist group and its affiliates to plan mass casualty attacks. The leaders of ISIS are desperate to make their movement relevant again so they can recruit more fighters to commit terrorism. The head of British Intelligence and the Attorney General of the United States have also said that steps must be taken to strengthen the gathering of information about major attacks. The probable targets include airlines, airports, and sporting events. The group will probably continue encouraging smaller lone wolf attacks, but are desperate for a bigger score.

Sonoma Fires Set by Illegal Alien

Oct 20, 2017

It is turning out that some of the fires that devastated Sonoma, California were set by an illegal alien from Mexico who had been deported twice. ICE officials have issued five requests for detainers of Jesus Gonzales to Sonora authorities in the last year. He has been arrested for various felonies and misdemeanors including arson, but has always been released prior to the federal officers getting him.

Sonoma County considers itself a sanctuary jurisdiction in a state that has declared itself a sanctuary state. The Gonzales case is just one more situation being pointed out where liberal politicians feel that protecting illegal criminal aliens is more important than protecting American citizens.

Spain Preparing to Take Control of Catalonia

Oct 20, 2017

The crisis in Spain is growing as the government has announced its intention to take control of the rebellious region of Catalonia unless it renounces its efforts to become an independent nation. In what Spain called an illegal election the residents of the region voted overwhelmingly for independence, however, no formal announcement has been made.

The leaders in Catalonia wanted to negotiate with Spain, but the Spanish government refused the offer. Now, there is an apparent impasse and whatever happens now will destabilize not only the young Spanish democracy, but possibly the entire European Union.

John Kelly Defends Trump Phone Call

Oct 20, 2017

White House chief of staff John Kelly made an emotional statement to the White House press corps defending President Trump’s phone call to the widow of a Green Beret killed in Niger. Kelly is a retired Marine Corps general who lost his son in Afghanistan. He said that the words used by President Trump about the soldier knowing what he was getting into were actually suggested by Kelly himself.

Kelly also said he was stunned that Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson listened in on the call and then criticized the President. Kelly said that the death of any American soldier is sacred. Wilson responded by insulting Kelly.

North Korea Makes More Threats

Oct 20, 2017

While the United States Navy is conducting joint naval drills near the Korean peninsula with the Japanese and South Koreans, Kim Jong Un is making more threats of what he calls “unimaginable” nuclear destruction. He claims that U.S. naval assets in the area are prime targets.

He appears to be unconcerned with the fact that such an attack would lead to the total destruction of his country, but the reality is that he is not as crazy as some people think. He knows what the consequences would be but he is making the threats to feed his own ego.

Former Democratic FEC Chairman Ann Ravel, wants Individuals to be Fined for Sharing fake News.

Oct 20, 2017

Under the proposal, “political content on he internet, paid or not, should face substantial federal regulation to eliminate undefined ‘disinformation’” And users who share “fake news” would be punished. The current commissioner of the FEC said, “Ann’s proposal is full blown regulation of all political content, even discussions issues, posted at any time, for free or for a fee, on any online platform, from Facebook to the NewYorkTimes.com.” “A fatal flaw of Ann’s proposal is that it cannot define what is, or is no, ‘disinformation’ in a political message. Nevertheless, it proposes to tag threats of libel lawsuits and liability to thousands of American citizens who might want to retweet or forwards a message that somebody else subjectively considers to be ‘disinformation. I call that the big chill.” Under the proposal to regulate political speech, a national database of “all regulated political ads and discussions” would be created. According to the proposal, the data would be “stored long enough to enable post-election enforcement.”
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/drudge-facebook-...

Republicans Urged To Compromise On Obamacare

Oct 20, 2017

Republican Senator Lamar Alexander told his Republican colleagues that it was time to change their stance on Obamacare. “I would ask what’s conservative about unaffordable premiums? What’s conservative about creating chaos so millions can’t buy health insurance?” He argued that it was time to embrace compromise and stabilize the failing Obamacare plan. 11 Republican senators have co-sponsored his bill that would restore cost-sharing subsidies through 2019. His bill would permit states to “offer catastrophic insurance policies for people of all ages, encourage agreements to sell insurance across state lines and streamline the process for states to obtain federal regulatory waivers for innovative health insurance plans.” The chairman of the House Republican Study Committee dismissed the deal. “The GOP should focus on repealing and replacing Obamacare, not on trying to save it,” tweeted Representative Mark Walker. President Trump has flip-flopped over the last several days on the cost sharing subsidies. He supported legislative efforts to restore theme and then tatted that he would “never support bailing out [insurance companies] who have made a fortune [with Obamacare].”
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/356252-alexan...

Spain Invokes Article 155

Oct 20, 2017

Spain’s government said that it would implement Article 155 of the Spanish constitution and suspend Catalan autonomy on Saturday The president of Catalan has refused to drop the region’s claim of independence. Catalan’s president tried to get Madrid to agree to talks and hinted that if Catalan would declare independence if Madrid did not agree. Two separatist leaders were arrested and jailed on Monday. Government officials are investigating other leaders. More arrests may be coming. Catalan separatists urged its supporters to pull their cash out of CaixaBank and Banco Sabadell “to protest . . . their decision to shift their legal domiciles out of the region.” The bank runs could put pressure on the banks’ liquidity as well as cause problems for the Spanish government. If Article 155 is implemented, the current president of Catalan will be replaced within 48 hours. New regional elections in Catalonia will also be set. Prime Minister Rajoy is getting some pushback from politicians in the legislature. While Socialist back Rajoy’s position, they are telling him to take a gradual approach with Catalan.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-19/spain-act...

Moody’s Issues Warning On Hartford’s Debt

Oct 20, 2017

Hartford, Connecticut could default on its debt as soon as November. A default could force the state capital into bankruptcy. The city’s shrinking tax base as well as losing the insurance company Aetna have made it unlikely the city come up with the money to balance its budget and repay its creditors. The bond rating companies downgraded Hartford’s credit rating on September 26. Creditors may only get 60 to 80 percent of their principal if the city is unable to pay its debts. City officials are hopeful that the state will offer a bailout. So far this fiscal year, legislators have been unable to pass a budget. The state has a $3.5 billion two-year budget deficit. Complicating its finances is that Hartford is beholden to unions. Moody’s called them a “constraint’ to cutting the city’s deficit. Labor costs and generous benefits to city workers are expected to increase $21 million in 2018. Unions would have to make “significant concessions” in order to reduce the deficit. But unions are more likely to hold out for tax increases.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-19/hartford-...

Attorney Petitions to Have Comey Disbared

Oct 20, 2017

Attorney Ty Clevenger is petitioning the New York Bar to disbar former FBI Director James Comey. In his petition, Clevenger accuses “Comey of lying to Congress and destroying potential evidence in the Clinton email scandal. . . “ Comey testified before Congress that he did not decide that Hillary Clinton was not going to be charged until after he’d interviewed her in July of 2016. However, the FBI has released documents showing that the former FBI director began drafting his exoneration of Clinton months before agents had finished interviewing all the witnesses, including Clinton. Providing “materially false testimony to Congress” violates several rules of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. Clevenger successfully petitioned a Maryland court to have the state bar investigate former aides to Hillary Clinton “for their effort in allegedly helping Hillary ‘destroy evidence.’” The Maryland judge said that the state bar was wrong to brush aside the petition and call the charges “frivolous.” The state requires that the bar investigate no matter who brings the charges. The outcome in the Maryland bar investigation is still pending.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-19/papers-fi...

IRS Turning Screws On Silent Obamacare Tax Returns

Oct 20, 2017

Taxpayers who submit their 2017 tax returns without disclosing their health insurance coverage will have their electronic returns rejected and their paper returns suspended. Even though the Trump administration has sought to undercut the law, the IRS is taking it upon itself to force compliance with the unpopular law. “Taxpayers remain obligated to follow the law and pay what they may owe at the point of filing.” The law exacts a penalty of 2.5 percent of adjusted gross income. The minimum penalty for an adult is $695 and $347.50 per child. There are several exemptions from the law, “including lacking access to affordable health coverage, being homeless, getting evicted, experiencing domestic violence, experiencing the death of a family member and filing for bankruptcy.” At the beginning of the Trump administration, the head of the IRS announced that he would accept tax returns that were silent with respect to Obamacare compliance. The latest announcement from the IRS is a reversal of its earlier position.
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/19/irs-to-block-suspe...

Investigation Into Niger Ambush Heats Up

Oct 20, 2017

The Pentagon is trying to find out what happened after an ambush in Niger left four U.S. special operations soldiers dead. The American soldiers were attacked by Islamic State fighters. The Pentagon is sending a team of investigators to the African nation to determine what happened and to construct a timeline of events. White House Chief of Staff Joh Kelly said, “We need to find out what happened and why.” James Mattis at the Defense Department said, “We at the Department of Defense like to know what we’re talking about before we talk. And so we don’t have all the accurate information yet. We will release it as rapidly as we get it.” American commanders on the ground have been unable to create a comprehensive “story board” detailing the facts and timeline of events. The lack of details “has senior Pentagon officials and lawmakers suggesting incompetence.” In March, the commander of U.S. Africa Command told Congress that “his forces’ lack . . . needed resources on the continent.” He said “there weren’t enough military helicopters to help locate missing, wounded, or killed service members.”
http://beta.latimes.com/politics/la-fg-trump-niger...

Schumer Pressures Democratic Colleauges

Oct 20, 2017

Senator Schumer asked his Democratic colleagues not to offer amendments on gun control and other unrelated things into Thursday’s marathon budget negotiations. The Senate Minority Leader attempted to focus his caucus on efforts to oppose tax cuts, “tax increases on the middle-class, cuts to Medicare or Medicaid, and adding to the deficit. Democrats have been trying to enact greater gun control in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting. Democratic politicians are under pressure by gun control activists in their party to bring up gun control legislation. "Democrats need to find courage and learn to speak to the issue. There’s a lot of anger in this movement about the response from Democrats right now. People think it’s totally inadequate, “ said Ladd Everett of 1Pulse4America. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut said that he was “drafting a variety of amendments,” some of which related to gun control. “I would only put things on the floor that have the broad support of the caucus. This budget is so toxic on its own terms I think there’s a question about whether you want to take the focus away from this terrible [budget] vote they’re about to cast."
http://freebeacon.com/issues/senator-schumer-asks-...

Congressional Hopeful Just Wanted To Practice Stealing

Oct 20, 2017

A Democratic candidate for New York’s 19th Congressional District dropped out of the race. Steven Brisee has been arrested multiple times, most recently twice in September. The 27-year old Democrat is facing criminal charges in two counties “for allegedly living in someone else’s empty house without permission and trying to stay almost $1,500 worth of clothes and other merchandise from a Kohl’s” department store. He announced on Twitter that he’d had enough of politics. His campaign spent $18,000, but only raised $850. No evidence has been found that he lives in the district he wanted to represent. Steven Brisee settled for mediocrity. Had he just waited until he was elected to Congress, Brisee could have stolen on a much grander scale by fleecing taxpayers of their hard earned money. By directing ill gotten goods to the right people, he might have gained great power and remained in Congress for decades.
http://freebeacon.com/politics/democrat-drops-cong...

Senator Grassley Asks that NDA Be Rescinded In Russia-Clinton Bribery Scheme

Oct 20, 2017

Senator Grassley called upon Attorney General Sessions to release the FBI informant in the Russian bribery scheme from any non disclosure agreement. The Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman announced that he is investigating the purchase of Uranium One by a Russian state-owned company. The purchase allowed Russia to control twenty percent of the uranium market in the United States. Senator Grassley said that the “executive branch does not have the authority to use non-disclosure agreements to avoid congressional scrutiny.” “If the FBI is allowed to contract itself out of congressional oversight, it would seriously undermine our constitutional system of checks and balances,” said Grassley. "The Justice Department needs to work with the committee to ensure that witnesses are free to speak without fear, intimidation, or retaliation from law enforcement. Witnesses who want to talk to Congress should not be gagged and threatened with prosecution for talking.” Former President Bill Clinton received $500,000 for a speech that he gave in Moscow. And the Clinton Foundation received millions of dollars from parties involved in the uranium deal.
http://freebeacon.com/issues/grassley-calls-sessio...

The Sad Decline of Thad Cochran

Oct 20, 2017

Last week it came out that a Washington DC pharmacy may be delivering Alzheimer’s medications to members of Congress. This week, a “frail and at times disoriented” Thad Cochran, Senator from Mississippi, returned to the Capitol. “He was unable to answer whether he would remain chairman of the Appropriations Committee, and at one point, needed a staffer to remind him where the Senate chamber is located.” When asked if he was planning to remain chairman of the Appropriations Committee, he responded by repeating the question, “As chairman of the Appropriations Committee?” The aging senator had to be guided by staff members around a security checkpoint. Senator Cochran was first elected to Congress in 1972. He’s remained a member of Congress for the subsequent 45 years. The senator will be 80 in two months. He may not be able to remain a functioning member of the Senate much less head of the Appropriations Committee.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/19...

Hollywood Elites Push to Disarm Americans in New Video

Oct 19, 2017

Following the massacre in Las Vegas the leftists in Hollywood reacted with typical anti Second Amendment hysteria. The group Everytown, founded and financed by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg who has long opposed gun rights produced a video calling for restrictions that would not have prevented what happened in Las Vegas. For example the Hollywood elites like Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, and Julianne Moore attacks the NRA and calls for abolishing conceal carry permits. Of course, none of this has anything to do with Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter. He was not a member of the NRA and the weapons he used do not fall under concealed carry permits.

More Clinton Emails Uncovered

Oct 19, 2017

The watchdog group Judicial Watch has successfully uncovered 2,800 Hillary Clinton emails that were on Anthony Weiner’s computer. He is the disgraced husband of Huma Abedin, the longtime Clinton aide and confidant who apparently received thousands of emails forwarded from Clinton’s private server. Many of the previously uncovered emails were found to contain classified information and now judicial Watch wants to see if the same is true of the newly discovered batch.

This is just one more example of what is turning into an explosion of illegal activities by Hillary, her husband Bill, and other people in the Obama administration including Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch.

Civil War in the DNC

Oct 19, 2017

The rift that was caused in the Democrat National Committee by the Bernie Sanders challenge to Hillary Clinton in the primaries has apparently not gone away; in fact it seems to be getting wider. It was supposed to have been repaired when Tom Perez, the choice of the Clinton wing of the party, was elected chairman of the DNC and then named Keith Ellison of the progressive Sanders wing as his vice chairman. However, since then progressives have claimed there is an on-going purge of its members on the committee and the staff. If this continues into next year it will make it even more difficult for the democrats to take back Congress.

Stock Market Reaches 50th High Under Trump Presidency

Oct 19, 2017

When Donald Trump unexpectedly defeated Hillary Clinton for the presidency last November, left leaning economists started making dire predictions about the result leading to stock market collapsed of epic proportions. Obviously, the opposite has occurred since the stock market started a remarkable run within days of Trump’s election.

In just ten months there have been fifty historic highs in the market with latest being yesterday when the market surged above 23,000 and stayed there. It is expected that the market will continue to stay on this course for the foreseeable future. The only thing that could reverse the trend would be the Republican Congress failing to pass a tax reduction plan.

Feminist Attorney Reportedly Part of Weinstein Cover-up

Oct 19, 2017

Lisa Bloom is a “feminist” attorney and the daughter of Gloria Allred, the self-professed champion of women’s rights. Now it is being reported that Lisa Bloom had been assisting Harvey Weinstein in covering up his criminal activity against women. Bloom has tried to pay off potential accusers including Rose McGowan, one of the main women that broke the story about Weinstein. Bloom was also on the legal defense team of Roy Price, the disgraced Amazon studio executive fired for sexual harassment. Lisa Bloom has since resigned from both positions and apparently run for cover.

Roger Goodell Drops the Ball Again

Oct 19, 2017

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had a press conference yesterday and basically confirmed what he had alluded to the day before. The league will not enforce its own rules and require its players to stand for the national anthem. Goodell and the owners have caved in to the players and told the fans that their opinions don’t matter.

Instead Goodell has pledged to help rebellious players address their concerns which apparently include “police brutality” sentencing for drug offenses, and whatever else catches the fancy of the activists. In essence, the NFL has decided it is no longer a sports league providing entertainment for its fans, but a political action committee for some spoiled millionaires.

Obama Administration Covered Up FBI Russian Investigation

Oct 19, 2017

Information is emerging about a massive cover-up by the Obama administration of an FBI investigation of collusion between the Clintons and the Russians. This did not involve the election, but the use of bribery and extortion to give the Russians control of American uranium deposits so Putin could enhance both civilian and military nuclear capabilities.

While Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, Bill Clinton was paid millions of dollars to make speeches in Russia and the Putin regime arranged for millions more to be given to the Clinton Foundation. The payback was the giving of almost 20% of U.S. uranium to Russia.

National Archives Reminds White House of Record Keeping

Oct 19, 2017

The National Archives reissued its warning to the White House that it “needs to follow document preservation laws.” All presidential records must be preserved according to the law. “Failure to abide by these requirements may lead to administrative penalties. The willful destruction or concealment of federal records is a federal crime.” Officials with the National Archives are concerned that there was lax enforcement of the policy early on in the Trump administration. There are reports that many officials in the White House “used personal devices and email accounts for work. . . “ Jared Kushner was reported to have used a private email account to conduct government work. A White House investigation into private email use was launched later in the week. Other reports indicate that White House officials used “encrypted smartphone apps to communicate, such as Confide and Signal, which are designed to delete data.” The head of the National Archives outlined a series of guidelines for the administration and pointed out that “smartphone apps are expressly prohibited for conducting official business” because they can be deleted. President Trump’s tweets have to be preserved, even those that he deletes.
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/17/national-...

Brexit Negotiations Falter

Oct 19, 2017

Brexit talks are failing to make progress. After five rounds of talks without an breakthrough. Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union less than 18 months. At that time, thousands of EU regulations will cease to apply in Britain. According to Euroskeptics, “The U.K. has been far too weak in the negotiations, far too accommodating.” The EU is suspected of wanting to draw out the negotiations for as long as possible so it can gain the “maximum of benefit for them.” Britain’s current negotiating stance is that it wants a two-year transition period after Britain leaves the EU. A looming possibility is that there will be no agreement. In that case, Britain and the EU will use World Trade Organization rules for trading. This “would mean tariffs on goods and uncertainty for services.” Worst case scenarios include thousands of jobs being imperiled, air traffic complications, weaker U.K. economic growth, and millions of EU and British citizens in limbo. A more optimistic perspective believes that Britain could thrive without the crushing EU regulations on the economy. Britain could embrace a Singapore model with “lower tax, lower regulation, lower tariff, more enterprise-friendly economy.” The EU wants and estimated $70 billion from Britain “to settle its financial commitments to the bloc. British negotiators think that is too high and won’t agree to any amount of money until the EU commits to discussions on future relations.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/10/18/talk-no...

Corruption Goes Deep in Russia-Clinton Nuclear Scheme

Oct 19, 2017

A businessman who helped the FBI uncover the Russian nuclear bribery and kickback scheme was required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. He was blocked by the Obama administration “from telling Congress what he knew about Russia’s efforts to influence the Clintons and Obama administration decisions.” Attorney Victoria Toensing is seeking to a way to allow her client to talk to Congress. Toensing said, “All of the information about this corruption has not come out.” She hinted that political pressure was brought to bear on her client and that there is evidence that could have prevented the Uranium One deal if it had become public. “There was corruption going on and it was never brought forward. And in fact, the sale of the uranium went on despite the government knowing about all of this corruption. So, he’s coming forward. He wants the right thing to be done, but he cannot do it unless he is released from the NDA.” The Department of Justice threatened criminal charges if the businessman ever violated his non-disclosure agreement.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/18...

Political Chaos

Oct 19, 2017

Two staffers for Arizona Republican Senate candidate Kelli Ward resigned recently. Dustin Stockton and Jen Lawrence were with the Ward campaign from May 2017 until September 2017. Both Stockton and Lawrence were reporters for Breitbart News. “After running her campaign, we’ve realized that our successful efforts to legitimize her campaign was a mistake,” wrote Lawrence in a press release. “Her campaign was such a disaster that we saw an opportunity to prove how much we can help struggling campaigns and we did just that,” said Stockton. The two former staffers said that Kelli Ward won’t be able to withstand the pressures of standing up to opposition if she ever reaches Washington D.C. According to Stockton, Ward is not to be trusted. “What we found is that she is willing to adopt whatever methods she thinks will work at the time. She will set anything aside in order to pursue her own ambition.” She is not committed to her grassroots supporters, according to Stockton. Arizona has many committed conservatives who could do well in a primary against incumbent Senator Flake. According to Stockton, the people of Arizona would be better served by someone other than Ward. Kelli Ward’s campaign offered no comment.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/18/campaign-aides-f...

A Tax Deduction That A Democrat Loves

Oct 19, 2017

Senator Schumer of New York is working to keep state and local tax deductions in the pending tax reform legislation. Although Senator Schumer is a supporter of higher taxes on the rich, he’s not as enthusiastic when he might have to pay higher taxes. The senator wrote off $58,000 in state and local taxes in 2016. Schumer has a vested interest in making sure he gets to continue his lucrative tax deduction. “Eliminating state and local deductibility is a blow to the wallet of millions of middle-class tax payers across the country.” Estimates are that the government would collect an additional $1.3 trillion over ten years if the deductions go away. According to Senator Schumer, the Republican tax plan “gives huge tax cuts to the wealthiest and the biggest corporations, and socks it to the middle-class.” Schumer has promised to opposed “any bill that tries to deal with the state and local deduction.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/18/chuck-schumer-wr...

North Korea Launches New Volley of Threats

Oct 19, 2017

North Korea warned that if military exercises continue with South Korea, the United States will face an ’unimaginable’ strike. The government warned that the military exercises had “hardened our determination that the U.S. should be tamed with fire.” The United States and South Korea will be carrying out operation Courageous Channel next week. The exercise will practice evacuating Americans “in the event of a ‘crisis.’ Recently the U.S. Air Force flew two bombers over the Korean peninsula. North Korea said, "The US is running amok by introducing under our nose the targets we have set as primary ones. The US should expect that it would face unimaginable strike at an unimaginable time." American spy satellites “captured images of missiles mounted on launchers being moved out of a hanger near the capital Pyongyang last Friday.” A South Korean newspaper speculated that North Korea might “carry out a simultaneous launch of ICBM and IRBM within a few days in protest against the U.S.’s show of military might.”
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/north-kore...

Elitist Bernie Sanders Flies in Luxury

Oct 19, 2017

Senator Bernie Sanders enjoys the trappings of power and wealth. In addition to his three houses, the millionaire senator “spent nearly $40,000 on luxury private jet travel during the third quarter” of 2017 Senator Sanders’ Senate campaign committee contracted with Apollo Jets. The company is “dedicated to providing a luxury flight experience based on superior safety and exceptional customer care.” The company offers jets that seat six to eight passengers as well as jumbo jets that seat 500 or “plush business class chairs for 50 or more” people. Sanders has been in the forefront of calling for a carbon tax because of global warming. In 2014, the senator said global warming is “causing devastating problems” and blamed the warming on “human activity.” In April 2016, Senator Sanders flew in a chartered Delta 767 to Rome to address a Vatican conference on “‘immoral and unsustainable’ wealth inequality.” Although his plane could seat between 211 and 261 people, fewer than 50 people were privileged enough to be on the plane with him. It is unclear how much Senator Sanders’ carbon emissions were because of his luxury jet travel.
http://freebeacon.com/politics/bernie-sanders-sena...

DOJ Possibly Investigating Russian-Clinton-Uranium Scandal

Oct 19, 2017

In the wake of new information coming to light about the Russia-Clinton nuclear scandal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions declined to confirm or deny if a new investigation has been launched. "Mr. Chairman, we will hear your concerns. The Department of Justice will take such actions as is appropriate, I know some people involved have gone to jail in that transaction already,” said Sessions. The sale of Uranium One to a Russian company gave Russia control of nearly a fifth of America’s uranium market. Key members of the House and Senate were not informed by the FBI about Russian bribery and kickbacks. “The Clinton foundation received millions of dollars from Russian parties with ties to the transaction.” Hillary Clinton and former Attorney General Holder both served on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). That agency signed off on the sale of Uranium One to the state-owned Russian Rosatom company. The Senate Judiciary Committee is looking into whether or not CFIUS knew of the criminal probe into the bribery scheme at the time Uranium One was sold. Former President Bill Clinton received $500,000 the same month the sale of Uranium One began.
http://freebeacon.com/issues/sessions-justice-will...

Senators Propose Bill to Prop Up Obamacare

Oct 19, 2017

Legislation to stabilize the health insurance market has been introduced by Senators Alexander and Murray. The bill would restore the cost-sharing payments for the next two years. The payments were halted last week by President Trump because of their unconstitutionality. Senator Alexander said, “The best course is to take this limited bipartisan first step to avoid the chaos that wold occur during 2018 and 2019 if premiums continue to skyrocket and millions of Americans find themselves without a way to purchase health insurance.” President Trump commended the efforts of senators to find a solution, but he said that “Congress must find a solution to the Obamacare mess instead of providing bailouts to insurance companies.” On Wednesday the president tweeted, “. . . I can never support bailing out [insurance companies] who have made a fortune [with Obamacare]. Nathan Nascimento of Freedom Partners said, “. . . we agree with the White House that any deal that extends cost-sharing reduction subsidies and props up the law in the interim should start with eliminating the individual and employer mandates.”
http://freebeacon.com/politics/alexander-murray-bi...

Scalia’s Judicial Interpretation Has Come to Dominate

Oct 19, 2017

According to Justice Kagan, the late Justice Scalia’s textualist reasoning has come to “dominate the court.” Scalia advocated the judicial theory that “the interpretation of law is based on the meaning of legal text as it would be commonly understood at the time of its passage, and does not consider other factors like the law’s intention when passed.” Kagan said the other system of judicial interpretation is one advocated by Justice Breyer. It emphasizes the law’s purpose and its real-world outcomes. The justice went on to say, “Pretty much all of us now look at the text first and the text is what matters most.” “And if you can find clarity in the text that’s pretty much the end of the ballgame.” But Justice Kagan said, “Often text are not clear, you have to look [farther].” Justice Scalia “was as generous and warm and funny as a person could be. I just so appreciate all the time I got to spend with him,” said Kagan. “I miss him a lot.”
http://freebeacon.com/issues/elena-kagan-supreme-c...

California Group Tells Amazon to Avoid the State

Oct 19, 2017

The deadline for cities to land Amazon’s headquarters is on Thursday. One group of business owners from California however told Amazon to forget California as a location. The California Business & Industrial Alliance (CABIA) placed a full-page ad in USA Today warning Amazon to avoid California because of the state’s “onerous regulations.” The headline reads, “Dear Amazon, Our Weather is Nice. Our Business Climate is Not.” The ad goes on to cite the state’s Private Attorneys General Act. The law lets employees “initiate claims on behalf of his or her fellow co-workers and the state’s regulatory agency.” If there are any resulting fines, they get divvied up: 25 percent to the employee and 75 percent to the Labor and Workforce Development Agency. CABIA said that it is trying to reform the law and asked that if Amazon does relocate to California to please join the effort. CABIA said part of its job is to inform the public about the harm the law has done to employers. And “alerting companies like Amazon at what they’re getting into if they locate HQ2 her in Los Angeles.”
http://freebeacon.com/issues/california-businesses...

Late Night Comedians Tell Trump Supporters to Go Away

Oct 18, 2017

Late night talk show hosts Seth Meyers of NBC and Jimmy Kimmel of ABC said that they don’t want Trump supporters watching their shows. Essentially they said if you don’t support us in hating Donald Trump, hating Republicans and Conservatives, and disrespecting America you are not wanted as viewers. This is clearly the leftist philosophy.

If you do not agree with everything we say, if you do not vote the way we want you to, and if you dare to oppose us we will punish you. What they seem to forget is that the American people already rejected their philosophy in the last election.

ISIS Loses Its Capitol

Oct 18, 2017

It has been confirmed that U.S. backed Syrian rebels have taken away the de-facto capitol of the ISIS empire, Raqqa. This is more evidence that the ISIS forces are disintegrating rapidly, and the vicious group of radical Islam fighters is losing its capacity to maintain its army and of territory. This is something that was unexpected a year ago when Donald Trump had just been elected and the U.S. military was still operating under the restrictive rules of the Obama administration. However, the victories on the battlefield have not eliminated the ISIS terrorist threat, but will hopefully reduce their capacity to recruit foreign fighters in other countries.

More Hollywood Dark Secrets Being Revealed

Oct 18, 2017

When things started falling apart for movie mogul Harvey Weinstein many people predicted that the revelations about his sexual abuse were just the tip of a much larger iceberg. Now, more women are coming forward with accusations against Weinstein and others in tinsel town. In addition, the Hollywood liberal elitists who have told the rest of America for years that they were smarter and had the moral high ground over the people in “fly over country” are turning out to be liars, hypocrites, and even criminals.

Among those emerging are former child actors like Corey Feldman has come forward to claim that he and many young boys were subjected to abuse, and that pedophilia is rampant in the Hollywood culture.

Security Guard Mystery Solved?

Oct 18, 2017

Jesus Campos, the MGM Security Guard at the Mandalay Bay who abruptly dropped out of sight several days ago is apparently OK, at least according to MGM. Campos was scheduled to do several media interviews last Thursday, but failed to show up. His union representative, who had arranged the interviews, received an anonymous text message telling him that Campos had been taken to an Urgent Care facility.

Nothing had been heard since, until yesterday morning when MGM claimed that Campos was fine and would talk publicly about his encounter with shooter Stephen Paddock when he was ready. For many people, this has just deepened the mystery.

NFL Owners Clueless

Oct 18, 2017

In what was widely billed as an important meeting between NFL players and the team owners the outcome left a lot to be desired. First there were only eleven team owners present and while the meeting was claimed to have produced constructive dialogue, the real issue that led to the meeting was claimed not to have been discussed. This of course was the disrespectful attitude toward the American flag and the national anthem.

Yet, neither Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner who has been on all sides of the issue, nor the owners seem to comprehend that the fans that support the league and ultimately pay the salaries of the players are leaving the brand in mass. It turns out that the owners and just let the players dominate the meeting. Then the NFL told the fans to drop dead and that it supports the disrespectful players. This occurred the day after Monday night football had its fewest viewers ever.

North Korea Says War is Imminent

Oct 18, 2017

As reports continue to circulate that the regime of Kim Jong Un is preparing to test a more sophisticated ICBM that could strike anywhere in the United States the rhetoric has also escalated. The Korean Defense Minister has now indicated that war with the United States is “imminent”. This type of rhetoric has been used before by the North Koreans, but is being taken more seriously as their weapons capability increases. The U.S. military is continuing to move assets in the area including more naval ships as well as air force fighters and bombers. It is also continuing joint maneuvers with both the South Korean and Japanese military.

California Wildfires Slowing, but Still Dangerous

Oct 18, 2017

California firefighters are getting control of more of the numerous wildfires burning in the northern counties, but the fight is far from over. Forty-one people have been confirmed dead and while the majority of the missing people have been located there are still over 100 people unaccounted for.

Some towns have been virtually wiped out and many of the businesses that cater to tourists in the wine country will not be able to reopen for months, if at all. Damage estimates have exceeded one billion dollars and many areas continue to be in danger as the fires spread.

London Police Plan to Focus on Serious Crimes

Oct 18, 2017

London police have surrendered to the inevitable. They will no longer investigate “low-level” crimes such as “shoplifting and vandalism.” In a time of budget cutting the London police say it’s just “not practical.” Instead police constables plan to be “focused on serious crime and cases where there is a realistic chance that we will be able to solve it.” Police plan to pursue crimes such as “offensive” comments online. Police arrested 3,395 people in 2016 for violating the Malicious Communications Act. This is an increase of 53 percent since 2014. Half of the investigations ended up being thrown out giving critics the opportunity to accuse police of being “overzealous in their attempts to take on so called trolls.” Former Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Sir Peter Fahy, said as far back as 2013, the police did not “actively pursue” six out of every ten crime reports. “Crimes would be ‘screened out’ by the call center staff members of the public initially spoke to, if they did not feel the reports met certain ‘solvability criteria’ — CCTV footage [and] good forensic footage.” Britain is currently seeing a surge in crime particularly violent crime.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/10/17/met-say...

Arizona Senate Candidate Excites Supporters

Oct 18, 2017

Dr. Kelli Ward, candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona, rallied her supporters at a campaign event on Tuesday. She told the crowd that she is a “liberty loving constitutional conservative who is ready to go to Washington, D.C. and drain the swamp.” She pledged that she would work relentlessly “to pull Obamacare out by the roots.” She asked voters to send her to the Senate to help President Trump to finish what he’s started. Supporters broke into enthusiastic chants of “Build that wall” when she talked about illegal immigration into the U.S. She promised to make “sure that the Border Patrol [has] the money and manpower to do their job.” She said that illegal immigrants need to “expect consequences rather than rewards.” “This is not going to be an easy task. If we want a different outcome from Washington, D.C., we have got to send different people there.” Her campaign rally laid out the themes that she expects to promote in the coming year. She has an ambitious agenda to secure the border, stop illegal immigration,” stop amnesty, root out Obamacare, fix the tax code, and strengthen the military. Ward is being supported by Breitbart’s Steve Bannon as a candidate taking on the Republican establishment.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/17...

Republican Candidate Says He’ll Defund Sanctuary Cities

Oct 18, 2017

California Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen promised to defund “every sanctuary jurisdiction in the State of California” if he is elected governor. “California communities have to be made safe. It makes absolutely no sense to shelter people who are in our state illegally and committing crimes with taxpayer dollars.” In an editorial he wrote, “Jerry Brown and liberal Sacramento politicians are draining citizenship of meaning and making a mockery of that history and those aspirations.“ Allen called sanctuary policies “contrary” to a nation of laws. “As a nation of laws, we cannot pick and choose which ones we’ll obey.” The Republican Assemblyman tried to defund sanctuary cities in California, but the legislation was stopped by the Democratically controlled Assembly. He said that Democratic super majorities prevent good ideas from getting enacted into law. Super majorities also keep Democrats from finding bi-partisan solutions to problems in the state.
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/10/17/exc...

Soros Donates Massive Fortune to His Foundation

Oct 18, 2017

George Soros donated $18 billion to his Open Society Foundations (OSF). The transfer allows Soros to avoid paying death taxes on his massive wealth. And it allows his network of non-profits to continue his leftist agenda in Europe, the United States, and around the world. The man who fancies himself “as some kind of god” has used is organization in Europe to defeat populist candidates who don’t ascribe to his open borders agenda. His organization has funneled money to government officials through a German think tank. He sees the influx of migrants as a new opportunity to influence migration policies in Europe. In the United States, his foundation has funded Trump resistance groups, Black Lives Matters, as well as opposition research into critics of Islam. Even though Soros is an advocate of big government and higher taxes, he has avoided paying at least $7 billion in taxes to the IRS. It is not clear if his $18 billion donation to his foundation lets him avoid his tax bill. The Soros foundation is considered the second-largest philanthropic organization in the United States.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/17/soros-transfers-...

Unmasking Scandal Deepens

Oct 18, 2017

The Obama unmasking scandal is becoming murkier. According to former UN ambassador Samantha Power, someone in addition to her was also making unmasking requests. And that person was doing it under Samantha Power’s name. Power told this to congressional investigators last week. Representative Trey Gowdy said in an interview that Power was “emphatic” that someone else was making the unmasking requests that have been attributed to her. “Her perspective, her testimony is, ‘they may be under my name, but I did not make those requests.’” 260 unmasking requests have been attributed to Power. The details of some of those unmaskings have been leaked to the media illegally. Gowdy said, “If there is someone else making requests on behalf of a principal in the intelligence community we need to know that because we’re getting ready to reauthorize a program that also has a masking component to it.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/17/obamas-un-ambass...

Investigators in Current Russia Investigation Were The Same Ones Who Hid Investigation Into Russian Nuclear Scandal

Oct 18, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller who is investigating allegations of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign was the head of the FBI during the time the agency was investigating Russian influence on the American uranium market. Even though Congress questioned the sale of Uranium One to Russia’s Rosatom, the FBI did not disclose the bribery investigation that was ongoing. Former Representative Mike Rogers said neither he nor anyone on his committee were told of “Russian nuclear corruption.” “Not providing information on a corruption scheme before the Russian uranium deal was approved by U.S. regulators and engage appropriate congressional committees has served to undermine U.S. national security interests by the very people charged with protecting them. The Russian efforts to manipulate our American political enterprise is breathtaking.” Several individuals who participated in the Russian nuclear bribery investigation are now involved in the investigation about possible Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign. U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, now President Trump’s current deputy attorney general, supervised the nuclear investigation along with Andrew McCabe who currently serves as deputy FBI director.
http://www.dailywire.com/news/22398/report-robert-...

Latest Travel Ban Halted By Federal Judge

Oct 18, 2017

A federal judge in Hawaii blocked President Trump’s latest executive order restricting citizens of several countries from entering the United States. The ban was due to be implemented this week. The ban affects people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, and North Korea as well as some Venezuelan government officials. Hawaii argued that “federal immigration law did not give [the president] the authority to impose the restrictions on six of those countries.” Judge Watson said that the White House policy “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor: it lacks sufficient findings that the entry of more that 150 million nationals from six specified countries would be ‘detrimental to the interests of the United States.’” The judge said that the “national security rationale was undermined by the fact that it is not known how the president settled on the countries designated by the ban.” The White House called the ruling “dangerously flawed” and expressed confidence that the ruling would be overturned. The ACLU has separate challenges to the travel ban in Maryland. But the court has not yet made a ruling.
http://freebeacon.com/politics/878620/

The Clinton, Russian, Nuclear Corruption Scandal

Oct 18, 2017

In 2009, the FBI began gathering information about Russian officials engaging in bribery, kickbacks, extortion, and money laundering in a case involving an American uranium trucking company. At the same time the FBI discovered that “Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow.” Rather than bring charges, the Obama Department of Justice continued to investigate, but did not tell Congress or the public. During the investigation, the Obama administration “approved the sale of the Canadian mining company Uranium One to Russia’s Rosatom. This sale gave Russia control of 20 percent of America’a uranium. A second decision by the Obama administration gave a subsidiary of Russia’s Rosatom approval to “sell uranium to U.S. nuclear power plants. After the sale of Uranium One was approved, the chairman of the company donated $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundations. And shortly after the deal was approved, former President Bill Clinton received $500,000 for a speech he gave in Moscow.
http://www.dailywire.com/news/22381/report-fbi-hid...

Showdown With Fusion GPS

Oct 18, 2017

Fusion GPS is the opposition research company that was hired to dig up dirt on Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. On October 4, the House Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena to the company seeking to compel testimony from Glenn Simpson and two others. Attorneys for Fusion GPS responded on Monday saying that the three officials with the company intend to “invoke their constitutional privileges not to testify.” The attorneys told committee members in their letter that “the panel shouldn’t even bother to call Simpson to the hearing room . . . because he won’t answer their questions under any circumstances.” The attorneys for Fusion GPS attacked chairman Nunes saying that the subpoena violates his recusal and “undermines the legitimacy of [the] investigation.” The FBI has refused to provide answers to the House Intelligence Committee regarding the dossier. Several deadlines have passed for the agency to provide requested information.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-fusio...

You’re Papers, Please

Oct 18, 2017

In addition to being scanned, groped, and their persons assaulted, Americans in some states may soon need a passport just to fly domestically. The 2005 Real ID Act required states to upgrade their state-issued IDs. Even after extending a grace period,22 states are “under review,” and one is listed as having an extension, according to the TSA’s website. The current deadline for states to comply is January 22, 2018. After that date, people attempting to fly may be “detained at airport security and prevented from boarding flights if they don’t have a passport or other TSA-approved form of identification, such as a grid card, border crossing card or military ID.” The legislation was passed to supposedly make “it harder to obtain a driver’s license with counterfeit records.” Currently, it can take about six weeks to go through the process of applying for and receiving a passport. If states are deemed not compliant, then the waiting period will increase due to increased demand for passports.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/arti...

JFK Assassination Records Up For Release . . . Or Not

Oct 18, 2017

Under the 1992 JFK Records Act, 3,100 secret documents relating to the JFK assassination are to be released October 26. The documents have never been seen by the public. Another 30,000 documents that have been partially released are also scheduled for full release. Although the National Archives has not confirmed it, the CIA is reportedly asking the president to delay the document’s release by another 25 years. The classified documents reportedly included “top-secret testimony of former CIA officers . . . Letters about the case from J. Edgar Hoover and Jackie Kennedy . . . and the operational file of E. Howard Hunt, a career spy and Watergate burglar.” Authors Rogers Stone and Gerald Posner who both have different theories as to who killed President Kennedy, have teamed up to ask President Trump to release the documents. Posner said, “The files should have been release long ago. The government does this all the time, over classified documents and then holds on to them for decades under the guise of ‘national security.’ Al the secrecy just feeds people’s suspicions that the government has something to hide and adds feel to the conspiracy theories.” Roger Stone said, “I know CIA Director Pompeo is urging the President to delay release of these records for another 25 years. They must reflect badly on the CIA even though virtually everyone involved is long dead.”
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-17/cia-urges...

Las Vegas Security Guard Disappears

Oct 17, 2017

Jesus Campos, the Mandalay Bay Security Guard who was shot by Stephen Paddock, has mysteriously disappeared shortly before he was scheduled to do several television appearances to tell his version of what happened. He had specifically requested an opportunity to do so, but never showed up. His union representative said he received a text message from an unidentified person saying that Campos had been taken to an urgent care facility last Thursday. Campos had not been heard from since and the urgent care facility where he was supposedly taken said that none of its branches had treated anyone by that name. The owners of Mandalay Bay also claim not to have any knowledge of his whereabouts.

Roofers Stand for Anthem

Oct 17, 2017

While NFL players were continuing to express their distaste and disrespect for the American flag, national anthem, the military, and veterans a small part of the real America was captured in an iconic photo in Maine. On Saturday as the national anthem was being played prior to a high school game in Maine, fans and players in the stadium were standing.

Then someone noticed that three roofers working on a nearby building had put down their tools and were also standing for the anthem. These were obviously not elite millionaire athletes, just average everyday Americans who showed their respect for their country.

Political Correctness Running Amok for Halloween

Oct 17, 2017

From universities like Princeton to Texas A & M administrators and faculty are taking time and resources away from teaching students classes on the subjects that students are paying for and instead indoctrinating them on Halloween political correctness. Students are being told they cannot wear costumes that are culturally oriented such as sombreros, Indian head dresses, geisha costumes etc. because someone might be offended.

This is causing some people to ask how far this P.C. movement will go. Will costumes depicting witches, zombies, and vampires also be banned because they might offend someone that believes in such things?

Hillary Finds Someone Else to Blame for Her Election Loss

Oct 17, 2017

It seems like every time Hillary Clinton opens her mouth it is to blame someone else or something else for her loss to Donald Trump without ever taking any blame herself. She has blamed Putin, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and James Comey among others, and now is blaming British politician Nigel Farage. He was the primary force behind the successful passage of BREXIT that withdrew Great Britain from the European Union.

This bizarre claim was made in an interview where she also defended the NFL anthem protests and blamed that on Trump also. Farage called her claim about him and BREXIT ridiculous.

Geraldo Continues to Defend Trump

Oct 17, 2017

Geraldo Rivera, who is from Puerto Rico and was on the island when President Trump and the First Lady were visiting and looking first hand at the devastation, has nothing but praise for the President. He said the people of the island commonwealth were very enthused by Trump’s visit, and was 100% opposite of the way the national media reported the visit.

Rivera also praised the work being done by the federal government, and said that Trump will get negative reporting by the press, no matter what he does. They will always claim that Trump is “wicked”.

NFL Continues Suicidal Nose Dive

Oct 17, 2017

Yesterday there were pictures all over the Internet of NFL stadiums around the country with thousands of empty seats. Even teams like Atlanta and the New York Jets with normally very loyal fan bases are showing the effects of the anger of Americans over the disrespect toward the flag and the national anthem.

In New Orleans Saints fans were infuriated when several players refused to stand for a moment of silence to honor a New Orleans police officer who had been killed in the line of duty just a few days before. The NFL team owners are supposed to be meeting this week to discuss the issues, but based on their previous actions, there will be little real action taken.

Ophelia Batters Ireland

Oct 17, 2017

Even though it was just a tropical storm when it hit Ireland, Ophelia caused at least three deaths and significant damage throughout the island nation. Waves as high as 30 feet pounded parts of the coast, and over 350,000 homes and businesses are without power with the total expected to rise. Schools are closed as are some hospitals and many of the roads in the nation are impassable.

This was the strongest storm to hit Ireland since Hurricane Debbie in 1961. The entire public transportation system is shut down and almost two hundred flights have been cancelled at the country’s two airports. Now Scotland is bracing for a hit.

NRA Spokesperson Forced to Move

Oct 17, 2017

Dana Loesch has become a forceful advocate for the Second Amendment and the National Rifle Association. She has become very effective and this has drawn the ire of the “free speech” supporting leftists. These defenders of “diversity” have launched vicious attacks on Dana, threatening to rape or kill her and even threatening her children.

The threats have come on the internet where pictures of her house have been posted and even on her private cell phone. One man called her while the police were at her home and threatened to shoot her down in her front yard. The threats have become so severe that she and her family are preparing to move to another location.

Bergdahl Pleads Guilty

Oct 17, 2017

U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has pled guilty before a military court to charges of desertion and misbehavior in the face of the enemy. He could face a life sentence on the charges, and since the army prosecutor did not make a deal on sentencing it will up to the judge to decide punishment.

In 2009 Bergdahl deserted his post in Afghanistan and was picked up by the Taliban. Several American soldiers were killed and wounded trying to find the deserter. He was with the Taliban for five years and then President Barack Obama traded five top Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl, hailing him as a hero.

Democrats To Target Paul Ryan

Oct 17, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan will be a useful target for Democrats in the 2018 mid-terms. Democrats plan to go into conservative districts that President Trump won in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio and target Republicans. When Democrats go into those districts, “A message about establishment Washington Republicans is very powerful and does not alienate voters.” Democrats are “accusing Ryan and ‘establishment Republicans’ of ‘catering to drug companies and special interests’ in their Obamacare reform plans.” Democrats have created a website called www.PaulRyanFancy.com. It has the tagline: “Paul Ryan: Just Too Fancy.” Democrat Strategist Charlie Kelly said, “We’ve given this guy a free pass for too long. This guy owns the Republican brand. he owns the agenda. he’s the face of that.” The Democrat’s plan mimics Republican efforts in 2010 that ran against Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco values. Republicans flipped control of the House. Currently Paul Ryan is less popular than President Trump who is at 34 percent. Ryan’s approval rating will likely fall further as Democrats fire their attacks at him directly.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/16...

Catalan Leaders Arrested

Oct 17, 2017

A judge in Spain ordered two leading Catalan secessionists jailed without bail “pending an investigation for alleged sedition.” Prosecutors say the two men “played central roles in orchestrating pro-independence protests.” The High Court also banned Catalan’s police chief from leaving Spain while he is investigated. His passport was seized. In response to the arrests, the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) called for peaceful protests around Catalonia on Tuesday. Catalan’s president tweeted, “Spain jails Catalonia’s civil society leaders for organizing peaceful demonstrations. Sadly, we have political prisoners again.” A reference to Spain’s military dictatorship under Franco. The president of Catalan evaded giving a direct answer to Prime Minister Rajoy on whether or not he had “declared unilateral independence in a speech last week.” Instead the president called for “sincere and honest” dialogue over the next two months. The prime minister responded by saying that Spain’s government might trigger the constitution’s Article 155 that would suspend the Catalan region’s autonomous rule. Spain’s government has rejected any talks until Catalan’s president “gives up the independence demand.”
https://in.reuters.com/article/spain-politics-cata...

McCain Awarded Liberty Medal

Oct 17, 2017

Senator John McCain was awarded the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal Monday night. The medal is awarded to people who strive “to secure the blessings of liberty to people the world over. Former vice president Biden awarded the medal to McCain thanking him for his “lifetime of sacrifice and service.” Biden said, “Courage and loyalty — I can think of no better description for the man we’re honoring tonight. . . “ In accepting the award, Senator McCain said, “I’m humbled by it, and I’ll try my best to to prove too unworthy of it.” He went on to say, “I’ve been repaid a thousand times over with adventures, with good company, with the satisfaction of serving something more important than myself, of being a bit player in the extraordinary story of America. And I am so grateful.” The independent senator voted against two Republican bills that would have partially repealed portions of Obamacare. He has been an outspoken proponent of using American military might to intervene in the internal affairs of other nations.
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/355757-mccain-r...

FBI Confirms Comey Did Draft Clinton Exoneration Months Before Ending Investigation

Oct 17, 2017

It was confirmed on Monday that former FBI Director James Comey did indeed begin to draft his exoneration statement of Hillary Clinton months before his July 2016 announcement. Comey’s actions were discovered by Senate Judiciary Chairman Grassley after reviewing a transcript. Grassley asked the FBI for verification that Comey had begun writing the document before the investigation had been completed. In the normal course of an investigation, FBI agents are trained to interview all witnesses and to complete the investigation prior to drawing any conclusions. Comey’s actions make it appear as though he’d already made up his mind not to charge Clinton with any crimes even before she’d been interviewed. But if he’d already made up his mind, then why did he take several more months to “announce the end of the investigation during a heated presidential race?”
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/355745-...

Trump is Steamrolling Obama’s Legacy

Oct 17, 2017

President Trump is using his executive authority to dismantle as much of the Obama legacy as he can. President Obama could not get much done with a Republican Congress. So he issued executive orders, rules and regulations to enact his agenda. During the 2016 campaign, President Obama warned Democratic voters that much of his legacy was hanging in the balance. “Donald Trump’s closing argument is ‘What do you have to lose?’ The answer is: Everything. All the progress we’ve made right now is on the ballot,” said the former president. According to a legal fellow at the Heritage Foundations, President Trump “is undoing unilateral executive actions of a prior president that went beyond the executive authority of the president.” “Trump is not being given credit or praise the way he should for what he is accomplishing: restoring the rule of law, bringing the executive branch back within the parameters and limits of the Constitution and restoring to Congress authority that prior presidents have stolen.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/16/do...

Supreme Court Takes Privacy Case Affecting Data Stored Overseas

Oct 17, 2017

The Supreme Court will decide a case that tests how far prosecutors can go in demanding information stored on computers overseas. The case stems from a 2013 investigation into drug trafficking. Microsoft turned over emails that were stored on servers in the United States. But the company refused to turn over emails kept on servers in Ireland. The District trial court ruled in favor of the government. An appeals court reversed the decision and upheld the “privacy interests of users.” The government is arguing that law enforcement is at a disadvantage after the appellate court ruling. “Under this opinion, hundreds if not thousands of investigations of crimes—ranging from terrorism to child pornography, to fraud—are being or will be hampered by the government’s inability to obtain electronic evidence,” argued government lawyers. Microsoft is arguing that the courts should not do a run around Congress. It is Congress that needs to modernize the law and create a framework whereby law enforcement can obtain electronic data when it is abroad.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/16/su...

Hope For Bill to Outlaw Abortions After 20 Weeks

Oct 17, 2017

Senate Majority Leader McConnell said that legislation to ban abortions 20 weeks and beyond has the support of almost all his Republican members. He said that he expects to bring the bill to a vote at some point. The bill would ban abortions after five months except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. If the law is violated, abortion providers could face up to five years in prison. Republicans passed the same legislation in the House recently. Three Democrats crossed the aisle and voted to restrict abortion. Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the bill into the Senate. Graham said, “I don’t believe abortion, five months into pregnancy, makes us a better nation. America is at her best when she’s standing up of the least among us, and the sooner we pass this legislation into law, the better. We are on the right side of history.” Now that McConnell has announced his support for the legislation, pro-life groups are hopeful that the legislation will be passed and signed into law.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/16/mcconnell-says-2...

Iran’s Rhetoric Heats Up

Oct 17, 2017

After the United States decertified Iran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement, Iran began to threaten the United Sates. Leaders vowed to go down the path towards creating a nuclear weapon. Iran’s chairman of the parliament’s national security and foreign policy commission said that Iran had no choice but to “follow North Korea.” "The U.S. president showed by his remarks again that the U.S. government is not trustworthy and the U.S. behavior towards the nuclear deal persuades views of countries like North Korea.” He went on to say, “If the U.S. Congress decides to violate and abrogates the nuclear deal and its undertakings, the Islamic Republic of Iran will have no motivation to continue the path.” President Trump and several members of Congress believe the nuclear agreement is defective. If Congress passes legislation restricting Iran, the agreement would serve as a parallel nuclear agreement to the one already in existence. According to Iran’s chairman of parliament’s foreign policy commission, Iran’s ballistic missile program is “not negotiable at all.” If Iran does not agree to any further restrictions on its weapon’s program, Congress may impose harsh sanctions on Iran.
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-vows-...

Senator Bob Menendez’s Trial Will Go On, Judge Rules

Oct 17, 2017

Senator Bob Menendez has been on trial for the last six weeks. Federal prosecutors rested their case last Wednesday. Prosecutors argued that “Menendez was showered with luxury gifts, travel, and campaign cash by Florida eye doctor Salomen Melgen.” Prosecutors say that in exchange, Menendez used his position and influence to intervene in “billings disputes with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.” Defense attorneys argued that prosecutors had not tied “Menendez’s friendship with Melgen to any of Menendez’s specific actions . . . “ On Monday the judge rejected a defense motion to have the charges dismissed. This court concludes that a rational jury could deduce that the defendants entered into a quid pro quo agreement. The jury is at liberty to accept or reject.” Now, defense attorneys will have to defend Senator Menendez against 18 corruption charges. Fellow Democratic senators have withheld judgment on Senator Menendez and whether or not he should resign if he is convicted.
http://freebeacon.com/politics/judge-rejects-bob-m...

Many Seniors Keep Working to Make Ends Meet in Retirement

Oct 17, 2017

Americans are not coming close to saving enough for their retirement. A majority of people 65 and older are dependent upon Social Security for at least half their retirement income. Twenty percent of Social Security recipients 65 or older have no other income. And for a third of people 65 and older, Social Security represents 90 percent of their retirement income. Compounding the problem, the federal government has done a poor job of funding Social Security. The funds that people pay into the system are not put into a lock box. Instead they are put into the general fund and spent on current appropriations. Congress funds Social Security every year based on what the program expects to spend in the current year. Currently the federal government has an unfunded 75-year liability for Social Security and Medicare of $46.7 trillion. Seniors are compensating by working into their golden years. Many are becoming seasonal laborers. In 2016 18.6 percent of seniors were still working.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-16/im-going-...

Naval Exercises Begin Off Of Korean Peninsula

Oct 17, 2017

The U.S. Navy along with the South Korean navy began naval exercises off the coast of the Korean peninsula. The purpose of the joint exercises is to promote “communications, interoperability and partnership in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.” In a new development, it’s been learned that on board one of the American submarines is “a unit of U.S. special forces tasked with carrying out ‘decapitation’ operations.” The objective of the special forces would be to take out North Korean leadership in the event of war. As part of the exercises, the U.S. military will practice “evacuating noncombatant Americans out of South Korea in the event of war and other emergencies.” Fighter jets, Apache attack helicopters, and naval choppers will be involved in the operations to monitor North Korea’s ground and naval forces. On Monday, North Korea accused the United States of pushing North Korea into creating a hydrogen bomb.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-16/us-deploy...

Boy Scouts Cave to Political Correctness

Oct 16, 2017

For over 100 years the Boy Scouts of America was probably the most respected youth group in the country. It was known for teaching boys to be men and encouraging virtues such as belief in God, love of country, personal morality, and service to others. All of these virtues are generally despised by those on the left and the Boy Scouts have been under assault for years.

Gradually, they have succumbed to political correctness and allowed gay youth members, then gay adult leaders, then transgenders, and now they have opened the door to girls being members at all levels. For many long time scout supporters and leaders this is the final nail in the coffin for the BSA.

NFL Players Continue Disrespect

Oct 16, 2017

Despite the fact that fewer players were kneeling during the National Anthem this past Sunday, there were some who did with the San Francisco 49ers taking the lead. Other players on some teams took the coward’s way out and hid in the locker room during the anthem. Some of the networks broadcasting the games just cut away to commercials during the anthem. A lot of people think this is also a cowardly act.

The league commissioner Roger Goodell can’t make up his mind what to do, and the owners are also divided. All of this is just leading to more fans throwing up their hands in disgust and walking away from pro football and it overpayed spoiled players.

Clintons Refuse to Commit to Donating Weinstein Money to Charity

Oct 16, 2017

Hillary Clinton has indicated that she will donate the money disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein gave to her campaign to an unnamed charity. However, she has notably stayed silent about the $100,000 to $250,000 he donated to the Clinton Foundation. In addition, both Chelsea and Bill Clinton were at an event in Boston over the weekend and were directly asked about the donations. Bill ignored the question and Chelsea ran off and ducked into a limo on two occasions when he was asked by reporters what the foundation was going to do. On numerous occasions questions have been raised about how the foundation used or misused funds it raised, and the Clintons have never been pushed for explanations. Maybe this time will be different.

HHS Preparing Major Move

Oct 16, 2017

In a major move that could shake up the abortion debate the federal Department of Health and Human Services under President Donald Trump is proposing that it officially define human life as beginning at conception. This has never been done before by the federal government and the liberal courts have therefore been able to go along with the pro-abortion groups that claim that human life does not really began until birth.

That is the way they justify the slaughter of unborn babies. However, with this official government designation groups like Planned Parenthood would have to prove that the HHS definition is wrong. The vast majority of actual scientific evidence proves that the conception definition is correct.

Hillary Continue to Blame Russians.

Oct 16, 2017

In a wide range of bizarre interviews Hillary Clinton continued her blame game insisting that her loss in the 2016 presidential race was caused by everyone but her. She reasserted her claim that the Russians were primarily responsible, and also stated the Putin had been rewarded by Trump for his efforts. She offered no specifics to support this outlandish claim. When asked about why it took her so long to condemn Harvey Weinstein she pivoted to saying that the people had just elected an admitted sexual predator to the White House. She then pivoted again when asked about Bill Clinton’s sexual activities by dismissing that as all in the past.

ISIS Continues to Collapse

Oct 16, 2017

Just over a year ago the Islamic State seemed to be invincible. It controlled large areas in Iraq and Syria and was expanding its affiliates into parts of Northern Africa and even the Philippines. ISIS was being fought by Iraqi troops supported by a coalition of support aircraft and troops from the United States and other nations. In Syria it was under attack by several coalitions. However, under Obama ISIS was thriving because the rules of engagement imposed on U.S. troops kept them from being effective. That changed under Donald Trump as American military might was unleashed. Now ISIS fighters are being buried in mass graves and surrendering in droves.

Hurricane Ophelia Heads for British Isles

Oct 16, 2017

As a category 3 hurricane, Ophelia is the most powerful storm ever recorded in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. It has maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour and is expected to bring heavy rain when it plows into Great Britain and then Ireland. This is a part of the world that rarely sees hurricanes although there are sometimes powerful storms in the north Atlantic.

Ophelia is expected to weaken somewhat when it gets into colder water it is still expected to do significant damage in a part of the world that is not prepared for this type of weather.

Venezuela Facing Debt Crisis

Oct 16, 2017

Nicolas Maduro’s socialist dictatorship in Venezuela is facing a major debt crisis at the end of October with over $3.5 billion in debts coming due. There appears to be no way the necessary payments can be made since sanctions imposed by the United States have severely limited the country’s access to financial institutions in order to borrow more money.

It is expected that Maduro will try to kick the can down the road by postponing some payments with the promise of further reducing imports. However, this means less food available for the citizens of Venezuela. Most of them are already struggling to get three meals a day for themselves and their children.

California Fires Continue to be Out of Control

Oct 16, 2017

With at least 40 people dead, hundreds missing, and thousands of homes and businesses destroyed, the wildfires in California are now officially the worst in the state’s history. Some are still burning out of control despite the valiant effort of over 10,000 firefighters supported by air tankers and helicopters. The high winds that have kept the 16 fires spreading over 214,000 acres have finally started to taper off, but no rain is in the forecast until at least Wednesday. Thousands of people continue to be under mandatory evacuation orders as the threat of new fires springing up continues to grow.

Police Refused Service

Oct 16, 2017

In Denison, Texas, two police officers were refused service by a Whataburger employee. The police chief went on Facebook to describe the refusal of service. According to the chief, the employee also cursed at the officers. The female employee claimed that “cops beat up my boyfriend and are racists.” A police supervisor found evidence of a “routine arrest” but saw no “physical altercation and no injuries to anyone.” Whataburger officials investigated internally and dismissed the employee. “We took swift action and this person is no longer employed by us. We’ve also reached out to the police sergeant to apologize and plan to speak with the other officers involved to apologize in person and make this right.” The police chief updated his Facebook post to reflect the outreach by Whataburger officials. “I was grateful for the apology but noted concern that as these incidents become more prevalent, apologies can be perceived as just a band-aid to a bigger problem,” the chief said. The chief told the local community, “We hope you’ll give Whataburger another chance as we will.” Whataburger has a long history of supporting first responders. After Hurricane Harvey, restaurants “delivered hot food to many disaster relief workers.” The free meals lasted for several days.
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/10/15/whatabur...

The Islamization of Germany

Oct 16, 2017

Germany’s Interior Minister is encouraging the idea of adding Muslim religious holidays into Germany’s calendar. “Where there are many Muslims why shouldn’t we consider a Muslim holiday?” The suggestion sparked a backlash from fellow Christian Democrat Union member, Wolfgang Bosbach. He said that anyone in Germany could celebrate whatever religious holiday they wanted. But “Whether the state should also protect non-Christian holidays with legal regulation in future is a different issue entirely.” A leader in the Christian Social Union party said, “We won’t consider introducing Muslim public holidays in Germany.” In 2015, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said, “Ilam belongs to Germany.” But Germans take issue with Merkel’s confident assertion. The flood of Islamic refugees has sharply divided Germans. Half of German respondents in a University of Leipzig study said that “Muslims [have] left them feeling like strangers in their own country.” Additionally, “More than 40 percent felt Muslims should be prohibited from migrating to Germany.” Currently there are 4.4 million Muslims in Germany. The country has a population of 80.6 million people.
http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/10/15/upro...

Hillary Clinton Accepts Award in Wales for Commitment to (Some) Children

Oct 16, 2017

Hillary Clinton received an award at Swansea University in Wales. As she exited her vehicle, the former first lady was greeted by boos and jeers. Someone also called her a “fascist.” Clinton was given the award for her “‘commitment’ to promoting the rights of families and children.” The law school was renamed the “Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law.” During her speech, the former U.S. senator inserted herself into Britain’s internal affairs saying that Brexit had “disadvantaged” some of Britain’s children and that the Brexit vote was the reason for “bullying in British schools.” “Teachers and schools are reporting an outbreak of bullying and racially motivated insults,’ she said. As a result of Brexit she said, “[T]he residency rights of half a million children, including many who were born in the UK, are hanging in the balance.” “So there are reports of children being worried, feeling uncertain, even unsafe. Trying to make sense of their places in the world.” While Clinton claims to support children, she is an extreme abortion rights advocate. She supports the right to abort an unborn child up until the moment of birth for any reason. Mrs. Clinton has been in Britain to promote her book that explains away her loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential campaign.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/10/15/hillary...

Legislation to Limit U.S. Involvement in Yemen

Oct 16, 2017

A small bipartisan group of House members plan to introduce legislation that would force the United States to remove American forces from the Middle East conflict in Yemen. The War Powers Act requires Congressional assent for American military involvement in an overseas conflict. The U.S. military has been providing refueling services to Saudi and United Arab Emirates jets. The airstrikes by the Saudis and UAE “have been indiscriminate and amount to a leading cause of the massive civilian casualties to date.” An estimated 800,000 Yemenis have contracted cholera. The Saudis have created a famine in Yemen and have denied medical aid. The United States is providing support to Saudi Arabia as a way to “give concessions” after Saudi Arabia opposed the nuclear deal with Iran. The legislation is expected to come up as a privileged resolution. And as such, the House is expected to vote on it right away. Supporters of U.S. involvement in the Saudi Yemen war are expected to undermine the vote claiming that it is “covered by the 2001 Authorization for Us of Military Force.
http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/35554...

Russians Urge U.S. To Get Its Act Together On Nuclear Deal

Oct 16, 2017

The Russian foreign ministry urged the Trump administration to stop meddling in the Iranian nuclear deal. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, "There is an American saying our overseas colleagues often use in such situations: ‘If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.’” "It seems to be a wrong way to follow as the existing documents are working quite efficiently," he continued. He said that Iran is “fully implementing its liabilities” under the agreement. But warned that the same could not be said of the Unites States if the Trump administration abandons the agreement. The foreign minister said that what really needs to be improved in the agreement is “the implementation of the existing agreements by the U.S. side.” He said that Russia would continue to pressure Iran on “the importance of keeping the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” going. On Friday, President Trump said, I am announcing today that we cannot and will not make this certification.” He did not commit the United States to immediately pull out of the agreement. Congress will have 60 days to strengthen the agreement or impose new sanctions on Iran.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/355567-...

The Indispensable Senator Collins

Oct 16, 2017

Senator Collins announced last week that she would not run for governor of Maine but that she would continue to work in a bipartisan way in the Senate. The senator believes there is an important role for her to play in the Senate. "I looked at all that is going on in Washington today. The issues that we're dealing with are so consequential. I do play a key role as being one of those senators who can work across the aisle and actually get things done.” Senator Collins said that she misses Maine as well as being around her family and friends. She said that a governor “is [a] more hands-on job where you can do more to promote economic opportunities. . . “ But none of this was sufficient to persuade her to leave the senate. "I want to continue to play a key role in advancing policies that ... bring peace and stabilities to a troubled and violent world. And I have concluded that the best way I can contribute to these priorities is to remain a member of the U.S. Senate.” While Senator Collins considers herself a moderate, she’s taken extreme positions in support of abortion on demand and funding Planned Parenthood. She’s used her position and influence to frustrate Republican efforts to overturn Obamacare.
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/355576-collins-...

U.S. Should Stay In Nuclear Agreement Says Senator

Oct 16, 2017

Senator Al Franken went on at length on Sunday about the president’s decision to decertify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement. Senator Franken said, "Our European allies, Russia, China, are not going to pull out so it will just leave us isolated. It undercuts our leadership in the world and, boy, with North Korea, this doesn't help.” "What kind of message does that send, that we abrogate every treaty that we sign, whether it's Paris or this? Or every agreement? This just undermines our nation as a leader.” Senator Franken went on to praise the Obama era agreement, pointing out that Iran is prevented from obtaining a nuclear weapon. To bolster his position, Franken cited the comments of Secretary of State Tillerson and other officials who urged the United States to stay in the agreement. "They have been saying Iran is in compliance and pulling out of this deal is bad for the United States and in so many different ways," Franken said. President Trump said that he was not pulling the United States out of the agreement . . . at least not until Congress fails to come up with ways of strengthening the agreement. Congress has 60 days to find ways to strengthen the agreement or impose new sanctions on Iran.
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/355577-franken-...

Media All Atwitter About President’s Tweet on Twitter

Oct 16, 2017

Last week, President Trump suggested in a tweet that media companies have become “so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged an, if appropriate, revoked.” On Sunday, Bob Schieffer, a venerated establishment media figure, said the president’s tweet was “undermining the foundations of our democracy.” “What I do take seriously is when he [Trump] tries to destroy the credibility of the media. An independent press that can gather information that people can compare to the government’s versions of events — that is what we do.” In contrast, earlier in the week, chief of staff John Kelly went before a White House press briefing and scolded the press for literally making things up about the goings on in the White House. He put to rest rumors that he was going to be fired or resign. A commissioner for the FCC said that the agency was not going to revoke any licenses. Commissioner Jessica Rosenwrcel said, “I think it’s important for all the commissioners to make clear that they support the First Amendment. And that the agency will not revoke a broadcast license simply because the president is dissatisfied with the licensees’ coverage.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/355578-bob-schie...

Communities Ready Their Development Plans for Amazon

Oct 16, 2017

Amazon is seeking to build a new headquarters. In an effort to attract Amazon’s attention, local governments are offering all kinds of deals. At stake are an estimated 50,000 high-wage jobs, billions in direct investment, and associated economic activity. Some localities have come up with gimmicks to attract Amazon’s attention. Stonecrest, Georgia has offered to change its name to Amazon if the company moves there. In North Carolina, officials have asked residents to ask Amazon’s Alexa if the new headquarters should be built in the state’s Triad area. All fun aside, Amazon is looking for incentive packages that will drive the final relocation decision. States are eager to propose big incentives in an effort to ramp up slow job growth that has plagued many states since the recession. Amazon’s facilities in 44 counties across the country generally support an estimated 2,600 indirect jobs in local communities such as restaurants. The winner of the headquarters competition will “need a major international airport, a workforce that is trained and capable of filling the thousands of new jobs, and the infrastructure necessary to accommodate all the new traffic.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/355389-cit...

Additional Obamacare Tax to Drive Healthcare Premiums Even Higher

Oct 16, 2017

Under Obamacare, the insurance premiums that health insurers collect will be subject to a fee which the IRS considers a tax. Companies generally pass along those taxes and costs to consumers. In 2017, Congress stopped the collection of this tax for one year. The moratorium saved taxpayers $13.9 billion. But in 2018 the collection of the tax is expected to resume, adding more financial misery to taxpayers. The tax will be added to the premiums that people have to pay and drive up the price of premiums by 2.7 percent in 2018. In 2018, the tax is expected to take $22 billion out of taxpayer’s pockets. Over ten years, taxpayers will pay a projected $270 billion. Individuals in the non-group market could see an increase of $165 a year and families in the group market could see premiums rise by $523. As the cost of premiums continue to rise, more people are expected to drop out of the market and increasing the number of uninsured.
http://freebeacon.com/issues/obamacare-tax-premium...

Is Trump DOJ Protecting The Clintons?

Oct 16, 2017

Judicial Watch is seeking records related to the meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton. The meeting took place while the FBI was investigating Hillary Clinton. According to Judicial Watch, the Department of Justice has redacted the talking points memo that was created by the Obama administration to explain the meeting between Lynch and Bill Clinton. The talking points show how the Obama DOJ “spun the scandal.” Judicial Watch said, “[T]he Justice Department is acting as if Hillary Clinton won the election, and acting in a way that continues to protect Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration.” “The fact that we are in court battling the Trump administration on Clinton scandal information . . . is just unbelievable.” The DOJ defends its decision to redact the talking points memos “under a legal exemption allowing the federal government to withhold deliberative information pursued by citizens via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.” The FBI recently uncovered at least 30 documents relating to the meeting after the agency previously denied that any such documents existed. The FBI says it needs six weeks to process and release them.
http://www.dailywire.com/news/22276/judicial-watch...

Millennial Elected As Head of Austria

Oct 16, 2017

On Sunday, Austrians elected their youngest leader, 31 year-old Sebastian Kurz. Kurz currently serves as Austria’s foreign minister. Kurz lead the nationalist People’s Party to beat the incumbent Social Democrats. The results won’t be final until absentee and the ballots that were mailed in are counted. Kurz benefited from the insurgence of migrants into Europe and drew support away from the far right Freedom Party. He promised to cut benefits for all foreigners in Austria and promised to end the European Union’s meddling in Austria’s internal affairs. Austria has absorbed one percent of Islamic migrants that poured into Europe beginning in 2015. “[T]heir presence in the country became the number one debated issue in the election.” Kurz has supported “plans to block refugee routes into Europe and supported a ban on full-face veils.” No party achieved the 40 percent needed to form a government outright. Kurz is likely to work with the Freedom Party to form a governing coalition government.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-15/meet-31-y...

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