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President must close the ‘deal’ on Obamacare
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Democrats weigh deal to let Gorsuch through
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Why Taking a Hot Bath
Might Be As Good For Your
Health As Exercise
Newsweek, by Steve Faulkner    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 3/23/2017 7:57:10 AM     Post Reply
Many cultures swear by the benefits of a hot bath. But only recently has science began to understand how passive heating (as opposed to getting hot and sweaty from exercise) improves health. At Loughborough University we investigated the effect of a hot bath on blood sugar control (an important measure of metabolic fitness) and on energy expended (number of calories burned). We recruited 14 men to take part in the study. They were assigned to an hour-long soak in a hot bath (40 degrees Celsius) or an hour of cycling. The activities were designed to cause a 1 degrees Celsius rise

Senators Try To Pin Gorsuch As
Confirmation Evolves Into Elaborate Charade
New York Sun, by Seth Lipsky    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 3/23/2017 7:55:06 AM     Post Reply
What a charade. The Senate confirmation hearing for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is liable to drive Americans nuts. There ought to be a way to suspend the senators’ pay for every hour one of them talks. Or wheezes. I mean, I’m pushing 71 and it takes me an hour to answer the phone. But I’ve got nothing on Senator Patrick Leahy. In Vermont, they’ve got a horse-drawn plow that talks faster than he does. And what’s the purpose, other than to evade the voters? The confirmation process has become an elaborate Kabuki play in which

AP Reporter on Manafort Scoop: He
Was ´Gun for Hire´ to Advance Russian Interests
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 3/23/2017 7:52:07 AM     Post Reply
Shep Smith spoke today to one of the two AP reporters who broke the story that Donald Trump´s former campaign chair Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Vladimir Putin a decade ago. Jeff Horwitz and Chad Day wrote in the piece that Manafort "proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics." The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort that he never worked for Russian interests. Manafort proposed in confidential strategy plans as early as June 2005 that he would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage

  


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Women Aren´t Free Until Speech Is
Time, by Camille Paglia    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 3/23/2017 7:48:24 AM     Post Reply
History moves in cycles. The plague of political correctness and assaults on free speech that erupted in the 1980s and were beaten back in the 1990s have returned with a vengeance. In the United States, the universities as well as the mainstream media are currently patrolled by well-meaning but ruthless thought police, as dogmatic in their views as agents of the Spanish Inquisition. We are plunged once again into an ethical chaos where intolerance masquerades as tolerance and where individual liberty is crushed by the tyranny of the group. The premier principles of my new book, Free Women, Free Men, are

The Death Of Retailing As We Know It?
Investor´s Business Daily, by Terry Jones    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 3/23/2017 6:55:40 AM     Post Reply
Things have gone badly for retailers recently. How badly? As their shares plunge and sales tumble, venerable names such as J.C. Penney, Sears, Kmart, Macy´s and others have expressed doubt over whether they can even survive. And, yes, the internet is to blame. IBD´s own department-store retail index shows just how bad things have gotten. On Dec. 2 of last year, that bellwether index for the big, mall-anchor retailers closed at 1,132.10, a recent high. Since then, however, that index has plunged nearly 36%, a sign of an industry in deep distress. That a major U.S. industry could lose more than

Why Are These Conservatives Waving
The White Flag On ObamaCare?
Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 3/23/2017 6:53:11 AM     Post Reply
If the Republican´s ObamaCare replacement plan ends up looking an awful lot like ObamaCare, here´s one reason why: Prominent conservatives have already conceded defeat. In his latest column, Charles Krauthammer declared that "For all its catastrophic flaws, ObamaCare changed expectations. Does any Republican propose returning to a time when you can be denied health insurance because of a pre-existing condition?" Another well-known conservative commentator, George Will, wrote almost exactly the same thing in his column that just posted. "It is unknowable whether Barack Obama produced an American consensus in favor of a government obligation to guarantee universal access to health insurance, or whether

Your Tax Dollars At Work: Subsidizing
Elite Colleges That Produce Intolerant Bigots
Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 3/23/2017 6:48:21 AM     Post Reply
College Aid: Next time you hear about students attacking a conservative speaker, check the school´s tuition costs. Odds are you´ll find that they are attending an elite college that caters to the rich. Money can´t buy love, but it can, apparently, teach intolerance. In early March, distinguished author and social scientist Charles Murray was scheduled to talk at Middlebury College, a Vermont school that charges $64,000 a year in tuition. Several students erupted in noisy demonstrations that ended up with the 74-year-old Murray being shoved and Middlebury political science professor Allison Singer in a neck brace. The attack was so vicious and

  


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Self-Busting Myths
American Spectator, by Scott McKay    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/23/2017 5:29:00 AM     Post Reply
I´m considering making each entry in this space for the next several weeks a continuation of the argument that today’s modern Left and the Democrat Party it drives is a movement by and for people incapable of doing a proper job. This wasn’t always true, mind you. Not completely. After all, it was Democrats who ran the antebellum South, and their idea of running a successful economy was forced agricultural labor to benefit a medieval-style aristocracy. But on the other hand, the Left demonstrated quite often in the past that it was awfully good at winning political arguments — so good,

President must close the ‘deal’ on Obamacare
Boston Herald, by Adriana Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/23/2017 5:27:43 AM     Post Reply
President Trump is facing the first crucial test of his presidency — repealing and replacing Obamacare — and he needs to apply the negotiating chops and deal-making skills he bragged about in his bestselling book, “The Art of the Deal,” to fixing our broken health-care system. And given his low approval ratings, he needs a win. Dealing with the Obamacare mess has been the core focus of the Republican party for the past 7 years — not to mention a major campaign promise that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. So it’s imperative that the president seal the deal and

I come to bury Preet, not
to praise him ... No, really
New York Daily News, by Linda Stasi    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/23/2017 5:22:21 AM     Post Reply
The publicity-hungry New York Times-leaker and failed — yes, failed — former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara just landed a gig at NYU Law and the press is acting as though the school just hired the offspring of Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Darrow. Hardly. In fact, relentlessly self-promoting Bharara, who in real life makes scenery-chewing Paul Giamatti´s U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades on "Billions" look like a fame-a-phobe, has spent his career so successfully selling his failures as huge successes, his cowardice against Wall Street as triumphs, that he should have either won salesman of the year or maybe indicted himself for

Health Care Vote Is a Moment
of Truth for the White House
Weekly Standard, by Michael Warren    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/23/2017 5:03:01 AM     Post Reply
The House of Representatives will vote Thursday on the American Health Care Act, a bill President Donald Trump has enthusiastically endorsed and what the administration considers its best and perhaps only chance to repeal and replace Obamacare. It´s the first and possibly biggest test so far of Trump´s ability to push forward his legislative agenda with a sizable Republican majority in the House and a marginal one in the Senate. And even on the day of the vote, it´s difficult to see how the bill ends up on the president´s desk in its current form—or even how it passes the

  


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Democrats weigh deal
to let Gorsuch through
Politico, by Burgess Everett    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 3/23/2017 4:58:24 AM     Post Reply
A group of Senate Democrats is beginning to explore trying to extract concessions from Republicans in return for allowing Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. The lawmakers worry that Gorsuch could be confirmed whether Democrats try to block him or not — and Democrats would be left with nothing to show for it. That would be a bitter pill after the GOP blocked Merrick Garland for nearly a year. The deal Democrats would be most likely to pursue, the sources said, would be to allow confirmation of Gorsuch in exchange for a

The End Is Nigh for an
American Retail Legend
PJ Media, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 3/23/2017 4:49:56 AM     Post Reply
Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and Kmart, announced in its annual report that "substantial doubt exists related to the company´s ability to continue as a going concern." The long, slow death of a retail legend appears to be inevitable. The death of Sears, while not imminent, brings to a close a significant chapter in American history. For nearly 100 years, Sears dominated the retail and catalog business in America. In rural America especially, Sears "wishbooks" opened a world previously unknown to farmers with reasonable prices for washing machines, ice boxes and other appliances as well as durable goods. The arrival

The Gorsuch hearings
were a pathetic charade
New York Post, by Seth Lipsky    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/23/2017 4:42:09 AM     Post Reply
What a charade. The Senate confirmation hearing for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is liable to drive Americans nuts. There ought to be a way to suspend the senators’ pay for every hour one of them talks. Or wheezes. I mean, I’m pushing 71 and it takes me an hour to answer the phone. But I’ve got nothing on Sen. Patrick Leahy. In Vermont they’ve got a horse-drawn plow that talks faster than he does. And what’s the purpose, other than to evade the voters? The confirmation process has become an elaborate kabuki play in which the senators try to

‘Yes’ — Nunes Confirms Obama
Admin. Incidentally Collected
Trump’s Personal Communications [Video]
Daily Caller, by Christian Datoc    Original Article
Posted By: Pageturner- 3/23/2017 4:29:20 AM     Post Reply
Congressman Devin Nunes confirmed Wednesday afternoon that some of President Trump’s personal communications were in fact collected by the Obama administration during the 2016 election. Earlier in the day, Nunes — the chairman of the House Intelligence Community — said POTUS’ communications might have been included in those reports, yet he adjusted his statement when asked during a media gaggle outside the White House.

  


  

The Party´s Over: Breitbart Reporter
Quits For A Second Time After
Editor Kicks Him Out Of The White House
Daily Caller, by Betsy Rothstein    Original Article
Posted By: Pageturner- 3/23/2017 3:39:57 AM     Post Reply
Things are Boyle-ing over at Breitbart News. To say Lee Stranahan‘s relationship with the site is complicated would be putting it way too mildly. It’s true. It is…complicated. But like a jilted lover who keeps coming back for more and then one day finally breaks and decides he won’t be abused any more, Stranahan is once again parting ways with the site he can’t seem to quit for good. This time it’s because working under Political Editor Matthew Boyle is a situation he finds “weird” and untenable. Here’s the tortured timetable. In September of 2013, Stranahan quit Breitbart News for the first time. A

GOP House intel chair Nunes
under fire for remarks on
surveillance of Trump team
United Press International, by Doug C. Ware    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 3/23/2017 2:53:18 AM     Post Reply
As part of a broad collection effort, U.S. intelligence operatives had gathered information on members of President Donald Trump´s transition team for at least three months after he was elected in November, a top Republican House committee chairman said Wednesday -- a disclosure that might now backfire on the GOP lawmaker. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told reporters that he has seen intelligence reports that acknowledge surveillance of Trump´s transition team was done "incidentally" -- and "legally" -- in recent months. Nunes said word of the surveillance came after he made a request for information as part of the House Intelligence

Time to Investigate Obama,
not Just Trump
PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon    Original Article
Posted By: steveW- 3/23/2017 2:24:59 AM     Post Reply
House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff is in high dudgeon over the bad form of House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes in reporting his bombshell -- that the chairman had been shown actual surveillance (not involving Russia) of the Trump transition team and possibly of the then president-elect himself -- to President Trump before he presented the evidence to the committee. Bad form, quite possibly. But so what? The facts are what they are. What appears at this writing is that Trump transition team members and possibly Trump himself had their identities revealed, were "unmasked" in the parlance, while foreign

Marcus Stroman´s heroics
lead USA to first WBC title
ESPN, by Doug Padilla    Original Article
Posted By: kono- 3/23/2017 2:12:02 AM     Post Reply
LOS ANGELES -- A pitcher from a Canadian club, who could have suited up for Puerto Rico, was the United States´ hero in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic. Marcus Stroman had the opportunity to pitch for the opponent, because his mother is of Puerto Rican heritage, but instead led the way in giving the USA its first WBC title in the fourth iteration of the tournament. The Toronto Blue Jays starter was simply dominating in leading the United States to an 8-0 victory in the winner-take-all contest. He carried a no-hitter after six innings and had faced the minimum

Fake News: AP Touts Anti-Trump Poll
with Warped Demographics Conducted
by Soros-Backed Org
Breitbart, by Aaron Klein    Original Article
Posted By: mean Gene- 3/23/2017 12:59:06 AM     Post Reply
The Associated Press on Monday released a news making story with a glaring headline claiming that “Most young Americans don’t see Trump as a legitimate leader.” A closer look at the survey finds it was conducted by a group financed by billionaire George Soros whose activist arm demands reparations for slavery and “mass incarceration,” and has engaged in anti-police activism.

  



Gov’t prepared to evacuate
hundreds of thousands from
northern border in a war
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Anna Ahronheim    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/23/2017 12:36:03 AM     Post Reply
The Home Front Command has a contingency plan to evacuate hundreds of thousands of residents who live on the border with Lebanon, a senior IDF officer in the command told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday. Close to a million Israelis live in the North; an estimated quarter of a million could be evacuated in case a war breaks out with Hezbollah. “In the past we didn’t think of needing to evacuate whole communities, but now we understand that we will have to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people,” the senior officer said. Hezbollah’s technological abilities and battlefield experience have grown as it fights

London terror attack: New York bolsters
security of British landmarks to deter attacks
Daily Express [UK], by Aletha Adu    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/23/2017 12:14:06 AM     Post Reply
THE terrorist attack in London has prompted New York city police to ramp up the security of British sites, in a bid to deter “copycat attacks”. Heavily armed officers, explosives and detecting dogs have been deployed in locations including the British Consulate and the British Mission to the United Nations in Manhattan, senior New York Police Department officials have confirmed. James Waters, the Police Department’s Counter-Terrorism Chief, said: "You´ll see a larger presence of the dogs at these locations, as well as (officers) armed with the long guns.” The assailant drove across Westminster Bridge ploughing into a crowd of people

Dozens of armed police swoop on address in
Birmingham ‘where car used in London terror
attacks was rented from’ and ´take a
number of people into custody´
Daily Mail [UK], by Rebecca Taylorda    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/22/2017 11:57:22 PM     Post Reply
Armed police have been involved in a raid at a residential property near to a curry house in Birmingham this evening, closing off part of the city for more than two hours. Dozens of officers, some response and some with weapons, were seen swooping an address near to the Bearwood part of the city this evening. Hagley Road was closed for a period of time and then reopened. BBC Newsnight has claimed the vehicle used in the London terror attacks could have been rented from the same road. The road is said to have closed at 11pm and reopened by 2am, with witnesses

From mangy mutt to top dog! The incredible
rescue of Eric and Lara Trump´s pooch
Ben who now lives in the lap of luxury
Daily Mail [UK], by Kiri Blakeley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/22/2017 11:48:30 PM     Post Reply
One dog has gone from being a mangy stray pooch to a presidential pet... sort of. While Donald Trump doesn´t have a dog, his son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Lara, have adopted a stray beagle who was so sick when he first came into a shelter that he had to stay at the vet hospital for a month. Ben the beagle was brought to the San Antonio Animal Care Services in April 2016, so covered with mange that much of his fur was gone, with his raw, sore, pink skin showing through. Ben was so sick he spent a month recovering at

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