Regulation: As President Obama continues his bizarre last-minute regulatory siege without letup, Donald Trump has made it clear he´ll undo most of the unneeded rules once he´s in office. And Congress hopes to make it very easy for him to do. As he heads for the exits, Obama is engaged in a frenzy of regulation, intended to hamstring American businesses and reward green groups and unions. But while the pace has picked up recently, it´s really nothing new. As Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner has noted, Obama´s "lame duck administration poured on thousands more new regulations in 2016 at a a
Going for broke hoping to throw as much crap on the walls and seeing how much of it will stick or be very difficult to restore back to original condition.
The only reason this has been so successful is that almost no one will call it what it is and oppose it for fear of being ruined in the media on various trumped up charges racism or not giving him a chance.
We will see if TRUMP is the ´savior´ that so many think he will be. If he just delivers on keeping his campaign promises, it wold be a great start, but millions of us fear he is going to be taken off task and derailed by the RINOs and the special interest groups.
W wanted to position himself as the new Reagan, but then he was forced to take a different course after only a few months in office. Then after re-election he tried to take on the looming demise of Social Security, but was rebuffed as something that nobody but the demonrats could touch.
After 8 years or no action by the RINOs, he is going to have to battle THEM first, because they really are not on his side, or OURS.
The Republicans have rightly earned the name of the No Follow Up Party. Trump is his own man and doesn´t owe a penny to any vested interest or the Donor Class. Plus as a businessman he knows that there is no second chance or a do over in business. You deliver or the customer fires you. There is hope that this time it will be different.
Comeygate: Democrats, who just weeks ago were screaming for James Comey´s scalp, have now reversed themselves after President Trump fired the FBI director. Instead of thanking Trump, Dems are likening him to Richard Nixon, and calling for a "special prosecutor" into the firing. Can politicized calls for impeachment be far behind? Watching the Democrats splutter in splenetic rage in recent days has been priceless, a lesson in instantaneous political outrage whipped up not out of legitimate moral indignation but purely for political ends. Things sure change. Back in November, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wanted Comey´s head after he reopened his investigation into Hillary
Life expectancy can vary widely in the United States, depending on where you live. That´s the finding of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study also shows something else that wasn´t necessarily intended by the authors — namely, that all those claims about how the U.S. spends more money on health care and gets worse outcomes than any other industrialized nation are nonsense. Overall, the life expectancy at birth in the U.S. is 79.1 years (76.7 for men and 81.5 years for women), the JAMA study says. That´s the number that countless reports about
ObamaCare: Republicans who voted for the American Health Care Act are doomed. The bill will push 24 million off health insurance. It will be terrible for those with pre-existing conditions. These are the claims being made about the GOP´s plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare. And they are everywhere: Every time a Democrat speaks, on the nightly news, on late-night television, at town halls. But wait a minute. Who exactly is making these claims? Oh, right, the very same people who predicted that ObamaCare would be a great success. Remember? They said ObamaCare would be a huge political win for Democrats. Back
Comey´s Downfall: President Trump, perhaps surprising no one, fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. The only question in most people´s minds, both Democrats and Republicans, was no doubt: "What took you so long?" More than one media outlet called the firing a "shock." Not really. No matter what you think of Comey, his bad timing seemed impeccable. During the last campaign season, he repeatedly made announcements about investigations of both leading candidates´ behavior and campaigns. It became a running issue for Comey in Washington with both parties. NBC accurately called him a "Washington lightning rod," for both parties. The controversy really began
As President Trump turns his attention to tax reform, the latest IBD/TIPP Poll finds that the public strongly supports the provisions he outlined in April, which include sharp cuts to corporate and individual tax rates. Trump also gets solid support for his actions regarding North Korea. Trump´s approval rating climbed in May to 39% from last month´s 34%. Trump bolstered support among his base, with his job approval up 10 points among Republicans to 84%, and 6 points to 35% among independents. Among Democrats, his approval rose 2 points to 7%. The IBD/TIPP Presidential Leadership Index — which includes poll results on
Four Russian aircraft flew near the Alaskan coast last night, including two of Russia´s most advanced fighter planes. The flight, which was intercepted by U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighters, came a week after Russian military aircraft flew near America´s Arctic territory four days in a row. Wednesday evening´s incident involved two Tu-95MS "Bear" strategic bombers and a pair of Su-35 "Flanker-E" or "Super Flanker" heavy fighters. Although the presence of the Bear bombers was not unusual, it was the first time that Super Flankers had been seen off the coast of Alaska. The Super Flanker is an updated version of
Sebastian Gorka, the embattled deputy adviser to US President Donald Trump, remained defiant over allegations concerning his ties to far right groups in Hungary during a question and answer session at a conference on Israel in New York. “Later, my father resisted the communists,” Gorka said. Gorka was asked by Jerusalem Post editor Yaakov Katz about his ties to Vitezi Rend, a Hungarian ultranationalist organization founded by the rabidly antisemitic Admiral Miklos Horthy in 1920. As ruler of Hungary, Horthy was an ally of Adolf Hitler before he was overthrown by hardline Nazi sympathizers in 1944. Gorka denied any antisemitic or pro-Nazi
Brigitte Trogneux, (not actually Madame Macron) the wife of presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron, used to be his drama teacher. Here´s a closer look at a woman who now looks very likely to be France´s next first lady. So who is Brigitte Trogneux? In short, she is the 64-year-old wife of Emmanuel Macron. They´ve been married since 2007. She was once his high school teacher and she is 25 years his senior. Hang on, they met at high school?
MATANZAS, Cuba - For decades belonging to a religion and being anything but heterosexual was stigmatized in Communist-ruled, macho Cuba, making the Mass held by three transgender pastors in the western Cuban city of Matanzas all the more groundbreaking. Rainbow flags decorated the chapel, while the pastors, who had flown in from Brazil, Canada and the United States, wore stoles in the trans hues of light blue, pink and white and the congregation swayed to Caribbean beats. Friday was the first time a trans pastor held a Holy Communion in Cuba, highlighting how much the island nation has changed since
TEHRAN, Iran – Angry coal miners and their families have attacked a car carrying Iranian President Hassan Rouhani after he visited the site of a deadly mine explosion. Video published online by the semi-official Fars news agency showed one miner on the roof of the car, another jumping up and down and kicking its hood as Rouhani tried to leave Sunday. The miners grew angry after Rouhani´s visit, during which he vowed that "those who are guilty in this incident should be prosecuted." There was no official word on the attack by state media. Three semi-official news agencies have said at
There´s a word for what President Trump reportedly did, stepping in to save the job of his falsely maligned top counterterrorism adviser, Sebastian Gorka: leadership. According to a report in the left-wing Daily Beast: When the White House backed off its efforts to dump Sebastian Gorka on another federal agency, the controversial counterterrorism advisor had the president himself to thank, The Daily Beast has learned. After news emerged last week that the Trump administration was setting the stage to move the British-born national security aide out of the White House, President Donald Trump and his chief strategist Stephen Bannon “personally intervened” to put
Health Reform: While everyone is busy picking apart the flaws of the Republican ObamaCare replacement bill, one inconvenient truth is being overlooked: ObamaCare itself has been a colossal disaster. Remember how ObamaCare was sold to the public: If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. It will lower premiums by $2,500, increase choice and competition, make health care affordable, create jobs, cut the deficit. None of those promises came true. In 2013, millions discovered that the "keep your plan" promise was a lie — PolitiFact gave it the "Lie of the Year" award — when they started getting cancellation notices
President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, shortly after he provided misleading testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about emails from Huma Abedin found on Anthony Weiner´s computer. White House press secretary Sean Spicer confirmed to reporters that ´the president has accepted the recommendation of the deputy attorney general and the attorney general regarding the dismissal of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.´ (Photo) A written statement from Spicer, sent minutes later, confirmed that Trump ´acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.´ Trump said: ´The FBI
Former President Barack Obama warned the world that more people on the planet were eating meat, causing a dramatic rise in climate emissions. “As people want to increase meat consumption, that in turn is spiking the growth of greenhouse emissions coming out of the agricultural sector,” Obama said, pointing to countries that were consuming more meat. The former president shared his views about the growing threat during a conversation about food with his former chef Sam Kass at a food innovation summit in Milan. “People aren’t as familiar with the impact of cows and methane,” Obama said, adding that “as
Former staffers from Hillary Clinton´s presidential campaign warned that President Donald Trump´s firing of FBI Director James Comey could hurt the investigation into Russia´s influence on the 2016 presidential election. "Surprised I´m saying this, but I don´t see how this bodes well for the Russia investigation," Clinton´s campaign manager Robby Mook tweeted Tuesday, following news that Comey had been removed form office. "Twilight zone. I was as disappointed and frustrated as anyone at how the email investigation was handled. But this terrifies me." Comey was leading an investigation into whether members of Trump´s campaign colluded with Russia to interfere in the
Many of the graduating students turned their backs on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and boos nearly drowned out her commencement speech Wednesday at Bethune-Cookman University. DeVos carried on with her keynote address to the historically black university, praising its founder Mary McLeod Bethune as someone who ´refused to accept systemic and repulsive racism,´ and had ´the courage to change old ideas.´ ´Let´s choose to hear one another out,´ DeVos said, reading her prepared text in a measured tone despite continuing waves of boos, catcalls and scattered applause. ´I am here to demonstrate in the most direct way possible that I
Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) said Wednesday he does not think mismanagement of the Hillary Clinton email scandal was "sufficient rationale" for President Trump to fire FBI Director James Comey. Trump fired Comey on Tuesday following a recommendation earlier in the day from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who told the president that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommended the dismissal. Rosenstein wrote in a letter that he "cannot defend the director´s handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton´s emails." CNN reporter Manu Raju caught up with McCain the day after the bombshell development and asked the senator
BARACK Obama will reportedly pocket a staggering £2.5million (€3million) today for delivering a speech to a sold-out audience in Milan as part of his lucrative post-presidential speaking tour. The former President, who has already earned hundreds of thousands of dollars for private speeches since leaving the White House, will make his highest-paying appearance yet at the Global Food Innovation Summit today. President Obama flew into Italy’s business capital yesterday, and according to local media headed straight for the extravagant Park Hyatt hotel, which can cost up to £7,100 (€8,400) a night. After bringing the city to a standstill with a convoy
Sandra Lee refused to let House Speaker Paul Ryan join her cooking segment on Fox News and told him “I need you to go away.”The celebrity chef and longtime girlfriend of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, was not happy after learning her segment on Tuesday’s “Fox & Friends” would directly follow an interview with Ryan, and banished the Republican leader from her TV kitchen.A source told Page Six, “Paul Ryan was on the segment before Sandra, and the hosts asked him to hang around for Sandra’s cooking feature to try the food. But in the break before her
The people who have met with Donald Trump since he became president tend to have a lot in common, according to a database POLITICO compiled from public documents, media accounts and its own reporting: They’re mostly male, largely Republican and often rich. Of the more than 1,200 people who have had direct access to the president as of Monday night, the majority — about 80 percent — are white. And almost 63 percent are white men. Trump has huddled with at least 270 business executives and nearly 350 politicians — mainly Republicans but also dozens of Democrats. And he’s met
James Comey was getting ready to give a speech in Los Angeles when he learned he was fired as the FBI director — from the television. And he thought it was a prank. Comey was "caught flat-footed," when he looked up and saw on TV that he was fired, according to the Los Angeles Times. Comey was speaking to FBI agents at a recruiting event and was set to give a speech shortly after. When he saw the news report on TV, he allegedly laughed and said he thought it was a fairly funny prank. He was then ushered into
WASHINGTON — In dramatically casting aside James B. Comey, President Trump fired the man who may have helped make him president — and the man who potentially most threatened the future of his presidency. Not since Watergate has a president dismissed the person leading an investigation bearing on him, and Mr. Trump’s decision late Tuesday afternoon drew instant comparisons to the Saturday Night Massacre when President Richard M. Nixon ordered the firing of Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor looking into the so-called third-rate burglary that would eventually bring Nixon down. In his letter informing Mr. Comey that he was terminated
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) told the Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday that his wife recently got a "very disturbing" voice mail from a stranger, and the lawmaker stressed that crimes against all different types of people merit urgent attention. Rubio did not elaborate on the specifics of the threat against Jeanette Rubio, but he said it was "chilling" and delivered with an eerie calmness, according to the Tamp Bay Times. "And the most disturbing part of his voice mail … was the calmness in which that hateful message was delivered," Rubio said at the Mayflower hotel. "I´m not saying it
Former President Barack Obama bluntly likened living in the White House to incarceration during an environmental summit in Milan, Italy on Tuesday. Former White House chef Sam Kass had wondered, “Everyone wants to know about what you miss about the White House. I’m curious to know about what you don’t miss.” “The hardest thing about being the President of the United States is it is unique in its isolation,” Obama said. “You live in what’s called ‘the bubble.’ And it is a very nice prison.” The former chief executive outlined that “you don’t have the freedom of movement to be