While the nation was justifiably consumed with the awful human ravages of hurricanes and a wealthy, crazed sniper in Nevada, the most important deadline of the young Trump presidency suddenly looms: Certifying whether Iran is complying with the leaky nuclear deal “negotiated” by the Obama administration. [Snip] If you don’t know Trump despises the deal, you haven’t been listening these past two years. Most recently, he told everyone at the United Nations: “Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it, believe me.” We believe him this time. After
Iran is not complying with even Obama´s deal. Are politicians and the media so situational unethical that they think the POTUS should certify something as true, when everybody knows it is not? Sadly, they are totally unethical and corrupt. Thank you, President Trump for telling the truth: Iran is not in compliance.
FTA - Does turning the issue over to Congress sound familiar? That’s exactly what Trump did with DACA, aiming to deport the illegal children of illegal immigrants. Both shifts kinda fulfill campaign promises – check those boxes — but leave the heavy political lifting to others.
Malcolm would rather PT rule by fiat, same as Obama. NeverTrumpers never learn.
While much of our political discussions these days revolve around personality — and personal behavior — something less superficial is going on that will quietly play a far more important role determining election outcomes 51 weeks from now. Fundraising. [Snip] In the crucial area of money, however, the Republican and Democratic parties have shown opposing strengths that must muddy any honest 2018 election prognostications. Surprisingly, President Trump’s often argumentative, abrasive tweets that bother so many, especially in the GOP establishment, have actually proven to be quite effective fundraising tools.
During the 2016 political campaign, with Hillary Clinton clearly headed for White House victory over her unorthodox GOP opponent, Donald Trump made the bold claim that he could change and become anything he wanted. “It’s very easy being presidential,” he proclaimed with the confidence of a billionaire. The first fifth of the Donald Trump presidency has proven the accuracy of Donald Trump’s claim. He can indeed change and become presidential — but only during his foreign trips as United States commander-in-chief and leader of the free world. We’re witnessing that other President Trump now during his five-nation, nearly two-week journey around
In this modern age, Americans’ worst fears seem to be shifting sharply from personal safety to electronic security. See Also: New Roy Moore accuser: He sexually assaulted me when I was 16 Two recent Gallup Polls confirm this change. The first poll this month found that citizen concerns about walking alone at night near their home have fallen to a 52-year-low of 30%. The average fear level since 1965 has been 38%, the poll reported, with the highest level coming in at 48% in 1982. [Snip] Conversely, far more Americans — fully two-out-of-three — worry most today about cyber-crime, mainly the
Stand by for more Joe Biden than you knew you wanted. Two months’ worth. The aging VP, who turns 75 this month, begins his book tour today. I said, HE’S STARTING A BOOK TOUR TODAY! So, you’ll see and hear the loquacious retiree on the TV and radio shows of all the usual sympathetic suspects. Everyone will ask him about running for president in 2020. That’s the plan. [Snip] Barack Obama, who had much more ambition than political resume, chose Biden as his VP in 2008 because a) Biden was old and seemed to add experience to the ticket, and
In a little-noticed but significant move by the Trump administration, the United States has begun construction on its first military base within Israel. The permanent facility flying the U.S. flag will be independently operated by American troops on the IDF Air Defense School grounds in southern Israel’s Negev Desert near Beersheba. Its mission was described as defending against rocket and missile attacks. But it’s also both a symbolic gesture of the deep political and defense solidarity that both countries’ leaders have stressed and a substantive one, since it places an unknown number of American military members on the ground where hostile
The Windy City’s population is falling again this year as nearly two residents per day are blown away by gunfire or carved to death by knives. [Snip] Mayor Emanuel’s machine City Council is focused on another critical urban issue: Pedestrians texting while crossing the street. Also talking on cells. Chicago is a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants. But not for walking texters. With all the city’s other crime clearly under control, the proposed municipal legislation would have Chicago police officers monitoring crosswalks for “distracted walking” — pedestrians texting or talking on a cell within city crosswalks
It’s still very early, of course. But right now it looks like last Sunday’s killing rampage during religious services in Sutherland Springs, Texas, will also claim the life of the small, clapboard church itself. Twenty-six people, including an unborn child and nine other children, were gunned down at the First Baptist Church in Texas’ worst mass shooting. [Snip] So deep and raw remain the emotional wounds from that Sabbath shooting that Pastor Frank Pomeroy, who lost his own 14-year-old daughter Annabelle, has told Southern Baptist Convention leaders that any further services in that bullet-riddled church would be too painful for
Now that Bowe Bergdahl has pleaded guilty to desertion in combat, taxpayers may owe him several hundred thousand dollars in back pay and benefits. [Snip] It might strike some taxpayers as somewhat goofy that Bergdahl could be entitled to a large sum of money for willingly walking off his Army guard post in Paktika province in mid-2009 and then spending several years in Taliban captivity. In a highly controversial 2014 move, Barack Obama, who wanted the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility emptied anyway, swapped five senior Taliban leaders imprisoned there for Bergdahl’s release.
For the next 52 weeks you’re likely to hear that pretty much every single news event will have an impact on the 2018 midterm elections and President Trump’s political prospects. Some of that is true. But here’s a new overriding wrinkle to keep in mind: The most important factor deciding whether the Republican Party maintains control of Congress is actually President Trump himself and his behavior. [Snip] Off-year elections are actually a fascinating element of American politics. With no parliamentary vote of confidence available to grade a president halfway through a term, the biennial ballot outcomes for all House seats
Perhaps you’ve heard a little something about President Trump fighting publicly with members of his own party. The media loves these he-said-then-he-said stories of political conflict. They’re so easy to cover and self-destructive to the GOP cause. So they’re churned out day after day, enabling this president to manipulate coverage through mere tweets and dominate consecutive news cycles. What you haven’t heard much about is the acidic disarray among Democrats. That’s understandable. Democrats in Washington have become basically irrelevant. They lost control of the House. They lost control of the Senate. They lost control of the White House. This is
Just in time for President Trump’s visit next month, China’s President Xi Jinping has had himself elevated to a level of political deification unseen in the Middle Kingdom since Mao Zedong. At the end of a week-long Communist Party Congress Tuesday, the party’s new leadership, the Politburo’s Standing Committee, was unveiled in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The line-up of six dour-faced men, all Xi allies, was split with the 64-year-old Xi standing center-stage. He was the only one smiling. No wonder. Unlike previous “collective leadership” announcements since Chairman Mao died in 1976, the new arrangement sets
Nearly two-in-three Americans now support the legalization of marijuana, a four percent jump in just one year and the largest support Gallup has found in almost a half-century of polling. Marijuana is still illegal under federal law. But with more states approving legalization in each election season, about 20 percent of Americans now live where marijuana use is legal. The newest poll [Snip] found that 64 percent of them now support marijuana legalization. When Gallup first asked the question in 1969, only 12 percent did. Support rose to 28 percent in 1978, then held generally steady in the mid-20-percent range
Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), said it “would be better for the country” if Alabama GOP Senate hopeful Roy Moore stepped aside.Partial transcript as follows: TODD: Do you agree with the president that it is better if Alabamians elect someone accused of being a child molester over a democratic simply due to ideology? PORTMAN: Well, I stand with what I said earlier which is I think it would be best if he stepped aside. I think the president said that initially. I think that would be better for the country. The election is in a
The number of homeless people living on Los Angeles’s Skid Row is the worst the city has seen since the Great Depression.This year, nearly 2,500 homeless and near-homeless men, women and children were served Thanksgiving lunch on Skid Row and in Pasadena and Canoga Park. “We haven’t seen numbers like this since the Great Depression,” Georgia Berkovich, the director of The Midnight Mission’s public affairs department, told the Los Angeles Times.In 2014, Breitbart News went to Skid Row to help deliver Thanksgiving meals to nearly 300 people. The meals were provided by My Friends House Foundation and Fair Game food
Attendance issues continue to plague the NFL as the kneeling backlash rolls into week 12.The Cleveland Browns are facing off against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. (Photos/Tweets) The New York Jets are playing the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium.(Tweet) Despite being well into the first quarter, many empty seats are still available. “A minute before kickoff. Plenty of good seats still available,” tweeted one fan. (Tweet) The Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Roughly only 10 minutes prior to kickoff and the stadium was less than one-quarter full, tweeted TitansInsider reporter Terry McCormick.
The Little Sisters of the Poor are heading back to court to defend themselves against the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services mandate to provide contraception, yet again. In an unusual political move, Pennsylvania and California sued the Little Sisters, demanding the same group who won at the Supreme Court in Zubik v. Burwell provide contraceptives in their state. In early October, HHS?issued a new rule that protects religious non-profits like?the Little Sisters of the Poor from providing anything like contraception that would violate their religious beliefs. In a press release, Mark Rienzi, senior counsel at Becket and lead attorney for
An Indiana hospital plans to investigate a tweet from one of its nurses calling for white women to sacrifice their sons, the hospital announced Saturday. The nurse in question, Taiyesha Baker, is at the center of an investigation after an alleged tweet of hers blaming white women for the evil in the world surfaced this week, reports Fox 29. “Every white woman raises a detriment to society when they raise a son. Someone with the HIGHEST propensity to be a terrorist, rapist, racist, killer, and domestic violence all star. Historically every son you had should be sacrificed to the wolves B#@*&,” Baker
While she was director of the Internal Revenue Service, Lois Lerner targeted conservative Tea Party groups by denying or delaying tax-exempt status due to their political leanings in opposition to the Obama administration.That is fact. The IRS admitted wrong-doing in this stunning "apology":“The IRS admits that its treatment of Plaintiffs during the tax-exempt determination process, including screening their applications based on their names or policy positions, subjecting those applications to heightened scrutiny and inordinate delays, and demanding some Plaintiffs’ information that TIGTA determined was unnecessary to the agency’s determination of their tax-exempt status, was wrong. For such treatment, the IRS
Suppose Robert E. Lee had laid hands on a shipment of AK-47s in 1864. How would American history have unfolded? Differently than it did, one imagines. Historians frown on alt-history, and oftentimes for good reason. Change too many variables, and you veer speedily into fiction. The chain connecting cause to effect gets too diffuse to trace, and history loses all power to instruct. Change a major variable, especially in a fanciful way—for instance, positing that machine-gun-toting Confederates took the field against Ulysses S. Grant’s army at the Battle of the Wilderness—and the same fate befalls you. Good storytelling may teach little. What
A former speechwriter for President George W. Bush said that President Trump’s attacks on CNN’s international bureau put journalists in danger. David Frum, Bush speechwriter and senior editor at the Atlantic, tweeted Saturday that U.S.-affiliated journalists operating internationally depend on the U.S. government to protect them and their reporting, and that Trump jeopardizes that when he criticizes the network. “Inside the US, CNN’s reporting is protected by the First Amendment and the courts,” Frum tweeted. “Outside the US, US-affiliated journalists do ultimately depend on the protection of the US government.
SAFETY HARBOR — A pregnant 22-year-old had to stab her family dog to death after it "turned" on his owners Friday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Sierra Willson stabbed the dog after it began viciously attacking two other dogs and then its owners, including Willson’s mother, Heidi Cooper, 45, and her sister, Meaghan Tokay, 14. Buster, a pit bull, was known to be aggressive and kept away from two other dogs in the home at 765 West Gate Drive in Safety Harbor, said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Spencer Gross. "At some point, Buster got out and started attacking the other two pit
British singer Morrissey said he’d kill President Trump “for the safety of humanity” if given the option to eliminate him instantly. The outspoken former frontman for The Smiths answered affirmatively during a recent interview with German magazine Der Spiegel in response to a hypothetical question about being able to kill Mr. Trump with the push of a button.“If there was a button here and if you pressed on it, Trump would die dead [sic]– would you push it or not?” Der Spiegel askedMorrissey.“I would, for the safety of humanity. It has nothing to do with my personal opinion of his
An attorney who worked with Rep. John Conyers told the Congressman´s hometown paper, the Detroit Free Press, that Conyers was verbally abusive to her while she was in his employment, that he was critical of her appearance, and that, at least once, he showed up to a meeting wearing nothing but his underwear.Melanie Sloan told Detroit´s left-leaning publication - recently critical of the long-serving Congressman from Detroit - that while she served as counsel to House Judiciary Committee, Conyers "constantly berated her, screaming at her and firing her and then rehiring her several times."According to Sloan, she was routinely flagged
After watching Kathy Griffin’s latest YouTube video, I have to wonder if she is certifiable. Back in May she sent her career into a nosedive after posing for a photo holding up the fake, decapitated head of President Donald Trump. In an attempt to save said career, she held a press conference that quickly turned into a pathetic rant. It did not revive this career of hers, at least here in the U.S. A few weeks ago, she posted a rant on YouTube blaming loads of people in the entertainment industry for her downfall. Again, her moribund career was not revived.