Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., last Wednesday dragged out his feeble effort to block Neil Gorsuch´s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Ahead of today´s confirmation hearing, he trotted out three people, representing supposed "victims" of Gorsuch´s jurisprudence. He hoped to demonstrate that Gorsuch is hostile toward workers and cancer patients, and takes the side of "the powerful" and corporations against the "powerless" little guy. Never mind that in all three cases, one of which was decided unanimously by a three judge panel that included one of former President Bill Clinton´s appointees, Gorsuch scrupulously applied the text of the laws as
Yes, Mr. Schumer only likes the law when it works in favor of his political agenda, but what is so much more important is what it says about the corroded character of today´s Democrat Party that such frankly unethical and unprincipled men and women as Mr. Schumer, Mrs. Pelosi, Tom Perez, Keith Ellison, Donna Brazile, Mr. Obama and both Clintons are Democrat leaders. You really have to go back to Jimmy Carter for the last well known honest Democrat. Yes, Carter´s political philosophy borders on the unhinged, but he is who he is, and is not a basically venal or dishonest person. I think all of the good folks have been driven away by the venality, the dis-ingenuity and the corruption of the Democrat Party.
Victimhood is like heroin to Democrats. They thrive on it and it makes them who they are. It is the basis for their entire existence. Always fighting for this group and that group and all the rest. All magnificent suffering victims of America, the birthplace of evil and wrongdoing to the rest of the world.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that New Yorkers will be at risk of terror if Attorney General Jeff Sessions follows through on cutting federal law enforcement grants to sanctuary cities. Sessions appeared at the White House to say that jurisdictions that ignore immigration detainers will lose Department of Justice grants, which total $4.1 billion for the upcoming fiscal year. “President Trump’s latest threat changes nothing. We will remain a city welcoming of immigrants who have helped make our city the safest big city in the nation,” de Blasio said in response. “Any attempt to cut NYPD
How can we save our universities from the rot that has invaded their precincts, eroding the traditional core of Western literary, cultural, scientific, technological, and professional instruction? What would such a makeover involve? To begin with, Title IX should be abolished a.s.a.p. Originally intended to prevent sexual and racial discrimination -- a well-intentioned but ill-conceived bipartisan measure signed into law in 1972 -- Title IX has been corrupted beyond recognition, trampling due process in sexual harassment cases, feeding the campus rape panic, curtailing free speech rights in an effort to avoid “offense,” diluting the curriculum via “trigger warnings” and “microaggression”
Over 100 jurisdictions, from Manhattan to Malibu, refuse to assist federal law enforcement in their immigration law enforcement duties, especially as to criminal aliens arrested for crimes here in the United States but released before federal law enforcement can detain and deport. These governments labeled themselves “sanctuary” cities, but a better label would be secessionist cities. Iraqi PM Says ISIS Defeat ´Within Weeks’ (Video) Two means of redress and remedy exist: first, the current path, of defunding sanctuary cities, a path much more legally perilous, but well-founded in the same doctrine that integrated American society; and second, an alternative, complimentary
Throughout the day today liberal media have been trying to make a controversy over House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes visiting the White House on the day prior to his press conference revealing surveillance of Trump transition team members. The implication of the MSM reporting was that Nunes was in cahoots with the Trump administration. However, Nunes has explained that the visit to the White House facility was needed because the databases of intelligence are “compartmentalized”. Meanwhile, CNN’s insufferable agenda-driven Wolf Blitzer tries to get Chairman Nunes to break the rules and say too much about confidential material. Blitzer is
Sen. Mark Warner found himself in the hot seat Monday afternoon. During an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, the Virginia Democrat struggled to justify Chuck Schumer’s call to filibuster Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation, despite Mitchell’s point that it “could of course result in a rule change by the Republicans.” WATCH: (Video) “I think that a rules change in the Senate — when you’re talking about Supreme Court judges or for that matter legislation — that the Senate is different from the House because they’ve had that 60 vote margin.” (Video) “I think either political party, we had power for a while,
Nikki Haley received a hero´s welcome at AIPAC on Monday as she reminded the pro-Israel lobbying group of her early successes as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and promised to continue with a sharp break from the Obama administration. "For anyone who says you can´t get anything done at the U.N., they need to know there is a new sheriff in town," Haley said during an appearance at AIPAC´s annual conference in Washington, D.C. The former South Carolina governor, drawing on her experience in retail politics, uncorked a series of red meat remarks attesting to the Trump administration´s commitment
Taxpayers spend 6.1 billion hours a year just to comply with the federal tax code, according to experts at a Tax Foundation event on Monday. Pete Sepp, president of the National Taxpayers Union, said that tax compliance costs taxpayers $234 billion per year in direct costs and lost productivity. "The problem is the status quo—thinking that, well, if we don´t do tax reform this year it will just be that bad," Sepp said. "No, the status quo is not the static quo—it´s going to get worse." "The paperwork burden inventory at the Office of Management and Budget related to Treasury
Former President Barack Obama´s journey to French Polynesia was undertaken so he could write his memoir. Obama arrived at a luxury resort frequented by Hollywood stars in mid-March, though it was unknown at the time what he was doing there. The Washington Post reported Sunday that Obama is writing his White House memoir during his extended stay at the eco-friendly resort in French Polynesia´s atoll of Tetiaroa. Bidding for the former president and first lady Michelle Obama´s book rights surpassed $60 million.
President Obama’s oldest daughter can’t control her temper like daddy taught her to. (Photos) Saturday, March 25, 2017, found Malia Obama, the 44th President’s oldest daughter, at the Parlor, an exclusive Soho club, for a 21-and-over event. Martina Markota was with Lucian Wintrich and was the first to make note of Malia Obama being there: (Tweet) The minor had been rubbing shoulders with other guests all night until she spotted the Gateway Pundit’s own White House correspondent Lucian Wintrich. She was quick to confront him: (Tweet) Multiple witnesses watched as Malia Obama, Obama’s oldest daughter, ran up to Wintrich with
With the words "credibility questioned" prominent on the screen, Scott Pelley once again is doing what network evening-news anchors generally don´t do: abandoning careful neutrality in favor of pointed truth-telling. He is talking Thursday night about President Trump. And here are some of the words he is using: "his boasting and tendency to believe conspiracy theories." It´s nothing new. Pelley, of CBS Evening News, has set himself apart — especially in recent weeks — with a spate of such assessments, night after night. Perhaps the most notable one, on Feb. 7, went like this: "It has been a busy day
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday stepped up his criticism of House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to replace him. "Without further ado, Speaker Ryan should replace Chairman Nunes," the Senate minority leader said from the floor. "If Speaker Ryan wants the House to have a credible investigation, he needs to replace Chairman Nunes." Nunes caused an uproar last week when he told the press that he had seen intelligence showing that members of President Trump´s transition team had been caught up in surveillance operations — without first discussing the information with fellow committee members. He later
Ted Koppel had some harsh words for Fox News host Sean Hannity this morning. In a CBS ´Sunday Morning´ segment, the veteran news journalist said he thinks Hannity, a Fox News commentator, is ´bad for America´. (Snip) Hannity then called Koppel ´cynical,´ which Koppel affirmed. Hannity asked: ´Do you think we´re bad for America? You think I´m bad for America?´ Koppel said ´yes´ and that ´in the long haul´ such ´influential´ talk shows as Hannity´s hurt the American people. Koppel added: ´You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts.´ Hannity said that Koppel´s rebuke
Is a guaranteed paycheck from the government, with no strings attached, the answer to the relentless rise of automation? The concept might sound far-fetched, but a so-called universal basic income (UBI), is currently one of the most hotly debated policy topics being floated as a means to address income inequality and the disruption that technology poses to the workforce. UBI is being tested in Finland and other international markets, but has received decidedly mixed reactions. Meanwhile, developments in robotics and artificial intelligence have grave implications for the labor force. A report issued this week from consulting firm PwC found that
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday he’ll begin punishing sanctuary cities, withholding potentially billions of dollars in federal money — and even clawing back funds that had been doled out in the past. Speaking at the White House, Mr. Sessions said his department is preparing to dole out more than $4 billion in funds this year, but will try prevent any of it from going to sanctuaries. “Countless Americans would be alive today … if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended,” Mr. Sessions said. He said he’s carrying out a policy laid out by the Obama administration last year,