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Sens. Alexander and Murray: We’ve got a plan to stabilize ObamaCare! Trump: No, just repeal it

When four Senate Republicans saved ObamaCare, the fear was that President Trump would become more open to something that could only pass with Democrat votes. And that couldn’t be something good.

If the events of yesterday are any indication, things may be more hopeful than we first thought.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Trump right to oppose “bipartisan” healthcare proposal

Well, the “bipartisan” health care deal is pretty much what you would expect when the Republican involved is Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee). Democrats get to spend more money and keep Obamacare intact while Republicans get something only if they fool themselves into thinking they get something. President Trump initially said he would support the deal, but now appears to have changed his mind after learning the details.

The deal—negotiated by Alexander and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington)—restores the cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies that President Trump discontinued last week. President Obama had instituted the payments even though they were unconstitutional. Under Obamacare, Congress must authorize the payments. Congress never did, so, like any good lefty, Obama said, “Screw the Constitution.” When Trump did the right thing last week, liberals threw a hissy fit and Democratic State Attorney Generals filed suit to restore the payments. (Yeah, good luck with that.) In addition to appropriating money for the cost-sharing payments, the proposals also spends $100 million for Obamacare outreach.

 


Kaepernick’s grievance against NFL owners is actually all about . . . Donald Trump?

When I first heard Colin Kaepernick was filing a collusion grievance against NFL owners because none of them have signed him this year, I figured his case seemed pretty weak on the surface but I wondered if maybe his camp had something they considered evidence that might give them a reason to think they could win. Phone transcripts, perhaps, of the Raiders calling the Steelers and the Chiefs calling the Eagles, where all of them agree not to touch Kap because he needs to be punished for his anti-American apostasy.

That seems highly implausible, but if it did exist and you had it, I guess I can see why you might give the grievance a shot.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Fox reporter Peter Doocy asks McCain if he’s just opposing to hurt Trump - McCain goes ballistic

For months, we’ve been making the case that John McCain will, most likely, oppose everything Donald Trump wants - all in an effort to “stick it” to a President he despises.  Most of the time, we trace his rage back to the “heroes who didn’t get captured” comment, but if you really dig, you can find some animosity that pre-dates the remark.  Regardless, of where it began, most of us have concluded that we’re witnessing a political grudge match.

McCain never misses an opportunity to trash Trump, and his votes have backed up that anger.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Mississippi school bans literary classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” for making people feel

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

These are the wise words of the fictional Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, who like poor Huckleberry Finn, has now been assigned to the ash heap of history by society’s politically correct censors.

 

By BombThrowers -- Jacob Grandstaff- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Pampered players endanger their paychecks by offending fans

CHICAGO—It is axiomatic that National Football League players should stand respectfully as the national anthem is played before their games.  I say this not as a political or moral judgment on their actions but as a simple, scientific observation about their self-interest.

If the players continue their protests, it will not be long before they find themselves plying other trades at severely reduced wages.

By S. T. Karnick - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Chelsea Handler ends that show you weren’t watching so she can ‘focus on activism’

If you’ve heard anything about Chelsea Handler over the course of the last two years, it was probably because the vulgar, unfunny, comedian was lashing out about politics.  She hates Trump, despises Republicans, and loves posting vulgar pseudo-jokes about the people she hates.

Here’s a sample of her super-funny “comedy.”

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

VIDEO: Mr. Peterman goes off on Hollywood liberals for thinking they set the moral standard

The good news is that Mr. Peterman and Tim Whatley can go out for coffee and complain about Jerry, George and Elaine without yelling at each other. The even better news is that someone is finally pointing out that Hollywood is hardly in a position to be lecturing the rest of us about right and wrong at the moment:

Granted, Fox News is a bit of a safe space for statements like this, but I think it’s also true the rare Hollywood conservative is probably feeling a bit more brave about speaking up in the aftermath of the Weinstein revelations - especially given the likelihood that we’ve just seen the tip of the iceberg on that score.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Big time Democrat hypocrisy on display AGAIN!

Only the Democrats could get away with this. And only the Democrats would try. Because only the Democrats can rely on an utterly corrupt, complicit media to cover for them. Current Virginia Lieutenant Governor and Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam recently removed a photo of Justin Fairfax, his black running mate, and all reference to him, in brochures handed out in Northern Virginia.

According to Erick Erickson of The Resurgent, this was done because Fairfax opposes the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a project favored by the Laborers’ International Union of North America. Given that Democrats would literally have to fold without union support, this guy has done the unthinkable to make them happy.


Shocking news: Hanoi Jane says she’s not proud of America, but is proud of ‘the resistance’

I don’t suppose it’s a surprise to learn that Jane Fonda is not proud of America. A general disdain for the United States has been one of the hallmarks of her public life.  Despite what she says in this interview, you can be 100% certain that her infamous trip to Viet Nam did change her image forever - but only because it revealed exactly who and what she is.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Obama Judge Tells Trump Administration to Abort Illegal Mother’s Baby

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An Obama-nominated federal judge ordered the U.S. government to pay for an undocumented illegal immigrant teenager’s abortion at taxpayer expense in Texas. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered the government to transport the teenager to have the abortion - or allow her guardian to transport her - “promptly and without delay.”

The Justice Department has appealed the case, asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to suspend Judge Chutkan’s ruling regarding the 17-year-old, who crossed the border from Mexico.

By Liberty Counsel - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

LIVE Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders White House Briefing

By Right Side Broadcasting - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Bring on ‘tax cuts for the rich’

“Tax cuts for the rich” is always a talking point by Democrats against any tax cut proposal by Republicans. But the Democrats never define “rich”, and the liberal media and most voters let them get away with it.

While on a Fox News Channel’s Outnumbered last Tuesday, the staunch Democrat on the panel let it slip what they mean by “rich. Democrats define rich as anyone, or any corporation, or any entity that works to make a profit as “rich”, and therefore does not deserve any sort of tax cut.

By Herman Cain - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

George Soros’ Open Society Foundations just became the second largest in the U.S.

The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that George Soros has donated $18 billion of his personal wealth to his Open Society Foundations. This move will make OSF the second largest in the nation, only exceeded by the foundation formed by Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates. Soros has already made a name for himself in the non-profit world by supporting and sometimes creating practically every left-wing organization in the nation. We can only imagine what evil this portends for our future.

Foundation investment committee member Bill Ford said, “It’s an ongoing process of migration from a hedge fund toward a pool of capital deployed to support a foundation over the long term.”


Harvey Weinstein’s Victims Were Collateral Damage in the Left’s Culture War

In the spring of his final year as a movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein was doing what he always did. Or rather what he always did in public view: as opposed to what he has been accused of doing in hotel rooms and deserted office storage rooms. He was fighting a ratings war over a movie with adult content.

The movie was 3 Generations. It had been made two years earlier to cash in on the transgender boom.  Back then it was called About Ray. But the reviews were bad and the movie was pulled a few days before it was supposed to be released. What do you do with a bad politically correct movie that you paid $6 million for? You start a culture war. And that’s exactly what Harvey Weinstein did.

By Daniel Greenfield - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

NBC reporter on MSNBC: Democrat support for Nancy Pelosi falling apart ahead of 2018

In 2018, Democrats will need to flip 24 seats to retake control of the House of Representatives. Anything can happen in a year but, as it stands, it looks like that’s an extremely tall order.  The odds are Republicans will retain control.

By Robert Laurie - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Libertarian pretending to be a Republican jeopardizes tax reform by threatening no vote

Just days ago, Rand Paul told President Trump he planned to support the Republican tax reform proposal. Trump took that as good news. This may be the greatest example to date of Trump not having learned how things work on Washington.

Rule 1: Don’t trust Rand Paul. He’s a fraud. He will tell you he wants to achieve certain policy objectives, and you will like the things he says he favors. But he will sabotage these priorities every time, always claiming the proposal isn’t good enough, or honest enough, or pure enough . . . or something enough. Remember, Rand Paul is not a Republican. He’s a libertarian who ran as a Republican because the Libertarian Party can’t get above 1 percent of the vote, because it doesn’t deserve to get above 1 percent of the vote.

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Israel sends aid to California as deadly fires rage

A team of seven aid workers from Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAID are working in evacuation centers in California after the worst series of blazes in the state’s history.

 

By ISRAEL21c - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

Prayer Prevails in the U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The D.C. District Court recently dismissed the lawsuit brought by Daniel Barker, an atheist and co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), in his attempt to become a guest chaplain for an opening session of the U.S. House of Representatives.

By Liberty Counsel - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story

LIVE Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders White House Briefing

By Right Side Broadcasting - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Full Story