News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Wed, 18 04 2017 02:04:26 GMT Wed, 18 04 2017 02:04:26 GMT Tom Price HHS Secretary, Senate Confirmation Hearing – 10:00am Live Stream… Wed, 18 01 2017 02:01:23 GMT e91c35a42c6d7aaeca499809a5cf153e56f6cff8 Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance Posted By: earlybird- Wed, 18 01 2017 02:01:23 GMT The Senate confirmation hearing for Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary nominee, Tom Price, is today beginning at 10:00am. The repeal and replacement of ObamaCare is a top tier initiative for incoming President Donald Trump. President Trump has nominated Representative Tom Price to lead HHS in part due to his overwhelming knowledge of the Obamacare construct, and his specific plans to replace it with patient'centered insurance reform legislation. As the only legacy legislative accomplishment of President Obama, Senate Democrats have vowed to fight against the Price nomination in a political proxy war to defend Obama’s legacy. Live Stream Link – Blaxit: Black Americans Leaving the Country Before Inauguration Day Wed, 18 45 2017 01:45:57 GMT 99623ea96c7ac58c846c3168c21c576cefc1d8c0 NBC News, by Pamela K. Johnson Posted By: NorthernDog- Wed, 18 45 2017 01:45:57 GMT As this administration draws to a close, Audrey Edwards is packing as fast as the Obamas. By January 20, Inauguration Day, she´ll be nearly 6,000 miles away from Brooklyn not watching the festivities in Paris. A journalist and real estate agent, she first got the idea to leave the US when former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani ran for president in 2008. But when Trump rode down that gilded escalator, called Mexicans rapists, and announced his candidacy for Commander'in'Chief, Edwards put friends on notice: "If somebody as crazy as this guy gets in, I´m out of here." She plans to spend The (very) mixed messages of the Women’s March against Trump Wed, 18 24 2017 01:24:16 GMT 1b7e00cca7e57c6aebb0bb4a24038ebaa4f613ac New York Post, by Karol Markowicz Posted By: garnet- Wed, 18 24 2017 01:24:16 GMT President'elect Donald Trump’s inauguration this week will be met with the left’s favorite pastime: protests. One of the bigger events planned is the “Women’s March.” Taking place the day after the inauguration, the march will feature women in pink pussycat hats voicing their displeasure at the incoming president and is set to be one of the biggest marches in history. “HEAR OUR VOICE,” the Web site for the event declares. But who’s included in that “our”? Event organizers and supporters don’t seem to know. Hoax ads in two dozen cities offered protesters up to $2,500 to agitate at Trump inaugural ‘Dominic Tullipso’ prompts Fox host to laugh, say ‘this is performance art’ Wed, 18 21 2017 01:21:45 GMT f05bbdc5f4e8e9c708a7a48cbeeb2d06c0b8129a Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson Posted By: earlybird- Wed, 18 21 2017 01:21:45 GMT The polished Demand Protest website, the ads recruiting paid protesters for the Trump inauguration: Apparently it was all a hoax. A man using the alias “Dominic Tullipso” said Tuesday on Fox News Channel — well, it was hard to figure out what he was trying to say, but it was also clear that he wasn’t running a business that involved spending thousands on hiring activists. “It’s pretty darn easy these days to just say whatever the heck you want on national TV and have it pass off as truth,” he told host Tucker Carlson. “I don’t know, it’s pretty In an epic final speech, Joe Biden warns that the progressive democratic world order is at risk of collapse Wed, 18 18 2017 01:18:04 GMT b5918804cad2cf24415eb0c34a79043bb9bd11cf NBC News, by Jay Yarow Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 18 18 2017 01:18:04 GMT Vice President Joe Biden delivered an epic final speech Wednesday to the elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The gist of his speech was simple: At a time of "uncertainty" we must double down on the values that made Western democracies great, and not allow the "liberal world order" to be torn apart by destructive forces. Biden went after Russian President Vladimir Putin by name, saying he is using "every tool" in his power to whittle away the European project, and undermine Western democracies. Biden accused Putin of wanting to "roll back decades of progress." Biden said Dems Plan Hot Seat for HHS'Designate Price at Hearing Wed, 18 03 2017 01:03:13 GMT eba63a9fff6adff962c546a2968be05e2b14c3bf Real Clear Politics, by James Arkin Posted By: garnet- Wed, 18 03 2017 01:03:13 GMT Senators get their first opportunity Wednesday to publicly question Georgia Rep. Tom Price, who will become President'elect Trump’s point person for multiple major health care battles if he wins confirmation to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Price’s hearing comes amid numerous questions about the timing for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and both Trump and congressional Republicans’ plans for replacing the law. Democrats also hope they can repeat a theme from previous confirmation hearings, driving a wedge between Trump’s nominee and the president'elect on certain policy issues – mainly Trump’s campaign statements to protect Medicare and The Real Reason John Lewis and Company Boycott the Inauguration Wed, 18 52 2017 12:52:26 GMT 1ed971a8de67794461b95c349ba4fd6356155caa PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon Posted By: Drive- Wed, 18 52 2017 12:52:26 GMT When people "act out," it´s often because a particularly raw nerve has been touched, some basic fear triggered. And acting out is clearly what John Lewis and the umpteen (as of now 58) other Democrats are doing in refusing to attend the inauguration (Lewis apparently not for the first time). They claim this is because Donald Trump is a racist, sexist, etc., etc., anathema to everything an "inclusive" America should be, and therefore unfit for the office. Not only that, Vladimir Putin put him there. But that´s the surface of what´s really upsetting them, what the shrinks call the "presenting complaint." Deep The Washington Post Takes Anti' Trump Bias To A New Level Wed, 18 46 2017 12:46:40 GMT 93470665d837db6d76f625adcd5e2f96d9d2e111 Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline Posted By: RockyTCB- Wed, 18 46 2017 12:46:40 GMT The mainstream press loves to tell readers that it can be trusted because it employs professional journalists backed by layers of editors. Oh, and they´re all unbiased. So how to explain a recent Washington Post headline, which manages both to misrepresent its own poll and expose the ridiculous extent to which its reporters and editors will go to bash President'elect Donald Trump? The story is about a Washington Post/ABC News poll that asks, among other things, whether Trump should sell his business to avoid any possible conflicts of interest while president. Trump has taken steps to avoid these conflicts, although not to the Trump nominee Nikki Haley set to show skepticism about value of U.N. Wed, 18 43 2017 12:43:24 GMT 49fd55ddef8b3da3cef9e06c3bce2422f25bce1b Washington Post, by Anne Gearan and Sean Sullivan Posted By: Drive- Wed, 18 43 2017 12:43:24 GMT South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is preparing in her confirmation hearing to harshly criticize the Obama administration for allowing the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israel and pledge never to let it happen again if confirmed as the next U.N. ambassador. Haley will call the world body “often at odds with American national interests and American taxpayers,” according to remarks prepared for delivery at her Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday. “I will not go to New York and abstain when the U.N. seeks to create an international environment that encourages boycotts of Israel,” Haley plans to say, based on prepared testimony provided by Would Trump Really Kill Off NATO? Wed, 18 43 2017 12:43:15 GMT adaccd89a9f9781ee147f47bf4b99542cff2f4ce Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff Posted By: RockyTCB- Wed, 18 43 2017 12:43:15 GMT NATO: With just a few days before he becomes president, Donald Trump has set off tremors with scathing criticisms of NATO. Many EU leaders, especially in Germany, are in a near'panic. Is Trump serious? The Times of London stated it succinctly in a not'understated headline: "Trump broadside stuns Europe." The broadside in question was one in which Trump openly called the postwar American military alliance, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, obsolete. He also applauded Britain´s move to leave the European Union, and predicted that others would leave too. The response across official Europe was one of alarm. "We Europeans have our fate in Will TrumpCare Be Worse Than ObamaCare? Wed, 18 41 2017 12:41:49 GMT cd84ab217c8b184428138a8489409130edff34a1 Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff Posted By: RockyTCB- Wed, 18 41 2017 12:41:49 GMT Health Reform: Over the weekend, Donald Trump said he´s nearly finished with an ObamaCare replacement plan. Based on the sketchy outline he provided, Trump´s vision of health care reform is troubling. In a phone interview with the Washington Post on Saturday, Trump said the replacement plan is "very much formulated down to the final strokes." No problem there. Trump has the right political instincts about how to get rid of ObamaCare. Rather than repeal a portion of it through the reconciliation process — as Republican congressional leaders propose — then delay even that until a replacement plan gets hammered out, Trump figures Freeing Private Manning Wed, 18 41 2017 12:41:00 GMT 33f873c8340f23d69ba5b4768b8e376728a7ab5c New York Sun, by Editorial Posted By: Drive- Wed, 18 41 2017 12:41:00 GMT Shocking is the only word for President Obama’s decision to release Private Manning from prison after serving but six of the 35 years to which the disgraced soldier had been sentenced by a military court. We understand that it is fully within the President’s constitutional power. And that the private’s circumstances — as a transgender soldier being held largely in solitary at a prison for men — must be exceptionally excruciating. Yet what kind of signal does this commutation send when we are still in the middle of a war in which thousands of our GIs are in harm’s way? Don’t believe the tweets — Trump is one cool customer Wed, 18 31 2017 12:31:23 GMT 6ee06db68e5f9d0dc9bad805eca5f5f34e2c5c04 New York Post, by Michael Goodwin Posted By: garnet- Wed, 18 31 2017 12:31:23 GMT The eye of a storm is a calm place surrounded by turbulence. So is Donald Trump. Much of liberal America is in an absolute tizzy over his impending presidency, with denunciations and declarations of defiance competing for the most apocalyptic scenarios. Will the world end Friday or Saturday? The sturm und drang is not limited to the homefront. Europe is reeling from Trump’s salvo that Brexit is a “good thing” and NATO is “obsolete.” And China threatens to “take off the gloves” if Trump keeps flirting with Taiwan. But if the president'elect is rattled or even worried about the turmoil, he’s doing a masterful Trump, the media and a cure for hysteria Wed, 18 27 2017 12:27:45 GMT 8f3510d350726208b752e4d003b234b8a0d20565 Chicago Tribune, by John Kass Posted By: garnet- Wed, 18 27 2017 12:27:45 GMT Before Donald Trump establishes himself in the White House, here´s hoping he does something huge for American journalism. He´s already been a huge boon to journalists, serving as a pinata for thwacks and clicks and fear and clicks and panic and clicks and outrage, shame, clicks and more clicks. But sometimes, clicks just aren´t enough. So how about gigantic, five'gallon jugs chock'full of Prozac, or other such antidepressants, placed in every newsroom? Because it should be clear by now that something is needed, since much of journalism leans to the political left, and that many of the left are beyond fear and hysterics over Why National Unity Remains So Elusive Wed, 18 41 2017 11:41:32 GMT 007cc39db1e297873db37aa3d388c2ac6650d4cf National Review, by Jonah Goldberg Posted By: zoidberg- Wed, 18 41 2017 11:41:32 GMT ‘For many years,” Donald Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon, “our country has been divided, angry and untrusting. Many say it will never change, the hatred is too deep. IT WILL CHANGE!!!!” As persuasive as the ALL CAPS are, I have my doubts. Put aside Trump’s specific shortcomings for the moment. The presidency has become ill'suited to the task of unifying the country, because the presidency has become the biggest prize and totem in the culture war. Like the religious wars between Catholics and Protestants in England, if one side controls the throne, it is seen as an insult and threat Newt Gingrich Explains How Trump’s Policies Will Lead to a Balanced Budget Wed, 18 23 2017 11:23:37 GMT 88f1b24df9f676558dd3fdd642e7063bc1eb904c Daily Signal, by Morgan Walker Posted By: Judy W.- Wed, 18 23 2017 11:23:37 GMT President'elect Donald Trump’s policies, if implemented, will ultimately lead to a balanced budget, predicted former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Speaking Tuesday at The Heritage Foundation for the third of a six'part series on understanding Trump and Trumpism, Gingrich explained what a “Trumpian balanced budget” would look like. According to Gingrich, what makes both Trump and Trumpism captivating is that balancing the budget was not the focal point of the campaign. However, his emphasis on improving the lives of Americans, creating jobs, and reducing spending suggests that a balanced budget is realistic. President'elect Donald Trump’s policies, if implemented, will ultimately lead to a War of Words Wed, 18 32 2017 10:32:40 GMT b45177bc0b9a41cfff64562f4238b545a9f4a0a2 National Review, by Jay Nordlinger Posted By: Judy W.- Wed, 18 32 2017 10:32:40 GMT ‘The Woman Who Stopped Us from Saying ‘Stewardess,’” read a headline last month. The article was a celebration of Kate Swift, who had passed away. She is credited with rooting out sexism, or perceived sexism, in language. Credited by many, I should say, and blamed by a few. In addition to being a writer and editor, she was a gay'rights activist and a pro'choice activist. When I say “choice,” you know I’m not talking about education. With her partner, a woman named Casey Miller, Swift wrote an essay called “Desexing the English Language.” That was for the inaugural issue of And Now The Left’s War On Normal Americans Truly Begins Wed, 18 30 2017 10:30:38 GMT df28e7e420ec6df04b4bef19fcc4f1f5c5f1bfa2 Townhall, by Kurt Schlichter Posted By: Tianne- Wed, 18 30 2017 10:30:38 GMT President Donald Trump replaces President Faily McWorsethancarter Friday, but we’re not going to be able to Netflix and chill in the fight for freedom. The left and its establishment allies are desperate to regain the power they see slipping away, and we need to understand that the only way to stop them is to beat them to a pulp and leave them whimpering in the fetal position, crying out for their genderfluid mommies. The left’s strategy is simple – deny normal Americans normalcy. After all, that’s what we really want, a return to normal. We haven’t experienced real normal since the Melania Trump ´will wear Ralph Lauren at her husband´s inauguration´: Designer is frontrunner for her outfit Wed, 18 26 2017 10:26:25 GMT 3255aae1fa4149181e8e539c67fbf733e127a991 Daily Mail (UK), by Clemence Michallon Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 18 26 2017 10:26:25 GMT Ralph Lauren is the latest frontrunner in the race to design Melania Trump´s inauguration outfit, Women´s Wear Daily reported Tuesday. The American designer is believed to be creating a gown and an ensemble for the future first lady, according to the magazine. Melania previously wore a $4,000 white Ralph Lauren pantsuit on Election Night. Lauren also became Hillary Clinton´s favored designer during her own presidential campaign. He designed the famed white pantsuit she donned at the Democratic National Convention, as well as several of her other outfits on the trail. Almost 37.8 million viewers watched Barack Obama´s inauguration in 2009. Report: 300,000 Small Business Jobs Lost Due to Obamacare Wed, 18 18 2017 10:18:16 GMT c92a2eaebf70d3ed656b490c361ea8ae202d2a75 Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington Posted By: Pluperfect- Wed, 18 18 2017 10:18:16 GMT Obamacare has cost roughly 300,000 small business jobs due to higher health care costs, according to a new report. The American Action Forum, a center'right policy institute, released findings Wednesday that rising premiums and regulations under the Affordable Care Act have had “dire” consequences for the labor market. The report found the law has cost $19 billion in lost wages per year and forced 10,000 small businesses establishments to close their doors. The study covered employers with 20 to 99 employees. “Research from the American Action Forum (AAF) finds regulations from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are driving up health care premiums and Liz Cheney´s scathing statement on Obama´s legacy Wed, 18 13 2017 10:13:03 GMT 01d14a61e6b3e4eef616057503d81cbed64e7ee3 Washington Examiner, by Anna Giaritelli Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 18 13 2017 10:13:03 GMT Rep. Liz Cheney, R'Wyo., on Tuesday evening issued a scathing statement in response to President Obama´s commutation of Chelsea Manning and the transfer of Osama bin Laden´s bodyguard from Guantanamo Bay. "President Obama has commuted the sentence of a traitor who leaked thousands of classified documents, putting our national security and our men and women in uniform at risk," Cheney said in a statement. "Documents provided to Wikileaks were used by Osama bin Laden to gain information on the U.S. battle plan in Afghanistan. Today we also learned President Obama recently released one of Osama bin Laden´s bodyguards from Guantanamo. Barack Fake Polls? How CNN And ABC Are Fudging The Numbers To Tank Trump’s Favorability Wed, 18 07 2017 10:07:37 GMT 7f739f991b9c4369d23aa43a1f4177e6f8d6d007 Daily Caller, by Christian Datoc Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 18 07 2017 10:07:37 GMT Two polls released Tuesday — one from ABC and a second from CNN — tout Donald Trump as being the most unfavorable incoming president in modern history — yet on second look, the data is clearly boosted by the pollers’ decision to oversample Democrats. (Photo) According to Gallup, 28 percent of Americans identify themselves as a Republican, while 25 percent identify as a Democrat. Despite this information, eight more percent of participants in both the ABC and CNN polls identified as Democrats, leading to an 11 point swing in partisanship breakdown off the national average. ABC’s poll sampled 1,005 adults Be Skeptical of the Conflict'of'Interest Charges Being Thrown at Tom Price Wed, 18 02 2017 10:02:17 GMT a2b1a4596ceb3b44d2d05172226b4382460443d0 National Review Online, by Ian Tuttle Posted By: Pluperfect- Wed, 18 02 2017 10:02:17 GMT Democrats are attempting to derail Price’s nomination to lead HHS with trumped up charges of a potential ethics violation. With Obamacare in the balance, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has not been coy about his plans to make confirmation difficult for Georgia congressman Tom Price, Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Now, the senator is making good on his promise, with help from CNN. On Monday, CNN reported that Price purchased “$1,001 to $15,000 worth of shares” in biotech company Zimmer Biomet in March 2016, days before introducing the Healthy Inpatient Procedures (HIP) Act, Black History (aka Demonize White America) Month Wed, 18 02 2017 10:02:05 GMT 77510e0c4aa574281f9eb77d372741d34786f079 American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 18 02 2017 10:02:05 GMT As a black conservative Republican, I have been called a traitor to my race. All my life, blacks have maligned me for not relating to fellow human beings through an invisible divisive wall of race. I deal with people as individuals. Good and bad people come in all colors. Here we are, folks, another Black History Month. How awesomely inspiring it would be if powerful black voices in media, education, and politics used the occasion to celebrate blacks who achieved success via self'reliance, education, hard work and right choices? Sadly, every Black History Month, Leftists rip the scab off old Former President George H.W. Bush taken to Houston Methodist Hospital Wed, 18 59 2017 09:59:22 GMT a8b11a38177ba7c2ef457166bb833c49ef80217d Fox 26 (Houston, TX), by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 18 59 2017 09:59:22 GMT HOUSTON ' Former President George H.W. Bush, the 41st in U.S. history, was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital Central ' Texas Medical Center. His condition has not been released. President Bush, 92, fell and broke a vertebra in July 15, 2015 at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, but recovered well from that experience and even threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Houston Astros game at Minute Maid Park on April 12, 2016. He also spent a week at Houston Methodist in December 2014 after he had experienced shortness of breath. Pres. Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts, Trump´s NATO blunder Wed, 18 59 2017 09:59:18 GMT 11dbea318e3573357e0ad154f0fedc8c38b91079 Washington Examiner, by Editorial Posted By: Pluperfect- Wed, 18 59 2017 09:59:18 GMT A debate over NATO´s mission, or how to update the organization, would normally be welcome, but President'elect Trump´s suggestion that the alliance is obsolete is clumsy and reckless. Trump´s statement dropped like a grenade into the already'roiling post'election debate over his fondness for Russia´s dictatorial president, Vladimir Putin. Trump seems to regard NATO as a geopolitical favor that America does for the rest of the world. "Countries aren´t paying their fair share," he told the Times of London on Monday, "a lot of these countries aren´t paying what they´re supposed to be paying, which I think is very unfair to the