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on July 19, 2018, 7:19 AM / in National News

by Jonathan Easley and Alexis Simendinger Obama on Wednesday again declined to directly address Trump during a speech at a summit in South Africa. Instead, the former president took a swipe at liberal identity politics. “Democracy demands that we’re also able to get inside the reality of people who are different than us so we can understand their points of […]

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House votes to go to conference on farm bill

House votes to go to conference on farm bill

on July 19, 2018, 7:15 AM / in National News

The House voted on Wednesday to go to conference with the Senate on the 2018 farm bill, a measure delayed this year by controversies tied to work requirements for food stamp provisions and unrelated skirmishes in Congress over immigration. The House approved its version of the five-year farm bill in a 213-211 vote last month. The most controversial part of the […]

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The Senate and Some ICE

on July 19, 2018, 7:12 AM / in National News

A symbolic GOP Senate resolution supporting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — and opposing progressives’ political campaign to “abolish” the agency — was blocked by Democrats on Wednesday shortly after a similar measure was approved by the House. Democrats’ push to eliminate ICE, created in 2003, entered the national spotlight after the president’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy resulted in the […]

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American woman killed in Mexico after U.S. issues travel warnings

on July 19, 2018, 7:06 AM / in International News, National News

Police in Mexico are investigating the murder of an American tourist hit by a stray bullet in Mexico City. Tatiana Mirutenko of San Francisco was leaving a restaurant with her husband and two friends Saturday morning when she was shot. Police say two men on a motorcycle were aiming for a bar bouncer who was at the same restaurant. The […]

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The Scramble over Russia and The President

on July 19, 2018, 7:02 AM / in National News

In an interview last night with CBS News’s Jeff Glor, President Trump offered his most unambiguous remarks to date about Russian interference in the 2016 election (CBS News). After days of waffling and contradictions, Trump said he holds Russian President Vladimir Putin personally responsible for the election interference, which has produced dozens of indictments of senior Russian intelligence officials and […]

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FACEBOOK SPONSORING FAR-LEFT CONFERENCE WHERE SOCIALIST OCASIO-CORTEZ WILL KEYNOTE

FACEBOOK SPONSORING FAR-LEFT CONFERENCE WHERE SOCIALIST OCASIO-CORTEZ WILL KEYNOTE

on July 19, 2018, 6:40 AM / in National News

By Peter Hasson | Reporter  |   The Daily Caller Facebook is among the sponsors for a far-left conference that will feature Democratic socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a keynote speaker. Topics at the 2018 Netroots Nation conference include “menstrual equity,” “harnessing the political power of black immigrants” and “youth-led campaigns to promote social justice.” The Aug. 2-4 conference, touted as the nation’s […]

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Judge denies Manafort’s request to move trial

on July 18, 2018, 7:35 AM / in National News

Judge T.S. Ellis III ruled Tuesday former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s upcoming trial on bank and fraud charges will be held in Alexandria, Virginia, rejecting a defense attorney’s claim that Manafort can’t get a fair trial in Northern Virginia due to a liberal jury pool and widespread publicity surrounding the case. The defense had requested a change of venue […]

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4 states sue to void cap on state, local tax deductions

on July 18, 2018, 7:33 AM / in National News, State News

New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey sued the federal government on Tuesday, seeking to get rid of the $10,000 cap on federal deductions for state and local taxes included in President Trump’s 2017 tax overhaul. The Republican-led Congress passed the $1.5 trillion overhaul and Trump signed it seven months ago, slashing the corporate tax rate and mostly reducing taxes […]

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Good Economic Morning This Wednesday, July 18th 2018

on July 18, 2018, 6:25 AM / in National News

THE BIG DEAL–Fed chief lays out risks of trade war Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers Tuesday that mounting trade tensions between the United States and key economic partners could pose serious risks to the U.S. and global economy. In testimony at the Senate Banking Committee, Powell was cautious in his remarks and tried to avoid commenting directly on President […]

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‘Gay’ deacon writes for obscene newspaper with archbishop’s permission

‘Gay’ deacon writes for obscene newspaper with archbishop’s permission

on July 18, 2018, 6:01 AM / in National News

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic deacon who is openly homosexual has continued to write salacious reviews of obscene movies for a “gay” newspaper in San Francisco for at least a year since Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was informed of his activities, LifeSite has learned. Over a year ago, in June 2017 the archdiocese told LifeSite that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, […]

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Judge rejects Planned Parenthood suit against Trump prioritizing abstinence education

Judge rejects Planned Parenthood suit against Trump prioritizing abstinence education

on July 18, 2018, 5:57 AM / in National News

by Calvin Freiburger WASHINGTON, D.C., (LifeSiteNews) – A federal judge has sided with the Trump administration in a lawsuit challenging its move to prioritize faith-based, abstinence-focused programs for dispensing family-planning dollars. In May, three Planned Parenthood groups and the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) sued the administration over the Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) February guidelines […]

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BRING THE CRAZY. Democrat Congressman Calls For A Military Coup

BRING THE CRAZY. Democrat Congressman Calls For A Military Coup

on July 17, 2018, 8:25 AM / in National News, State News

by streiff  |   RedState I wouldn’t say that today was a high point in President Trump’s time in office. As I posted earlier, I think his statements in Helsinki not only let Russia off the hook for really bad behavior but they made Trump seem obsessed by the Mueller investigation. This is damned unfortunate because none of it had to happen. […]

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Judge orders U.S. to halt deportations of reunited immigrant families

Judge orders U.S. to halt deportations of reunited immigrant families

on July 17, 2018, 8:19 AM / in National News

We have always questioned the real power of the court in matters that shouldn’t necessarily involve them so when we read where Federal Judge Dana Sabraw in California on Monday temporarily halted the deportation of immigrant families the Trump administration has reunited after separating them at the Mexican border we wonder what kind of immigration mess we really have. Sabraw recently […]

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What exactly will Kennedy’s senior status mean?

on July 17, 2018, 8:04 AM / in National News

In a letter to President Donald Trump, Justice Anthony Kennedy said he would continue to “serve in a senior status” when it was announced that he would end his active status on the Supreme Court. His senior status begins on July 31. What does senior status mean? And how is it different from retirement? An associate of ours spoke with […]

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Planet Fitness bans woman for objecting to sharing locker room with ‘transgender’ man

Planet Fitness bans woman for objecting to sharing locker room with ‘transgender’ man

on July 17, 2018, 7:55 AM / in National News, State News

By Doug Mainwarin (LifeSiteNews) – Once again Planet Fitness has found itself at the center of a dispute which pits the wishes of men who ‘identify as women’ over the safety and privacy of women and girls. Liberty Counsel has taken on the case of a Florida woman, ‘Mrs. H.,’who alleges that Planet Fitness discriminated against her after she objected to […]

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BREAKING: John McCain Just Released This Statement and It’s A Doozy!!

on July 17, 2018, 6:57 AM / in National News, Opinion

  http://redstatewatcher.com/article.asp?id=131694 Senator McCain has issued a fiery statement against President Trump following the summit with Vladimir Putin. As reported by independent.co.uk “President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin,” he said. “It is tempting to describe the press conference as a pathetic rout ­ as an illustration of the perils of under-preparation and inexperience. […]

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House GOP reverses, cancels vote on Dem bill to abolish ICE

House GOP reverses, cancels vote on Dem bill to abolish ICE

on July 17, 2018, 6:49 AM / in National News

BY JULIEGRACE BRUFKE AND SCOTT WONG  |   THE HILL In a surprising reversal, House GOP leaders have scrapped a floor vote on a Democratic measure calling for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Instead, the House will vote Wednesday on a resolution — authored by Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) — to support ICE, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told reporters on Monday. “What I […]

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PUTIN SEES ‘SPACE FOR COOPERATION’ ON SOARING GAS PRICES’

on July 17, 2018, 6:45 AM / in International News, National News

Discussions in regards to trade is one thing… price fixing another. Russian President Vladimir Putin said there’s “a space for cooperation” between the U.S. and Russia when it comes to lowering gas prices. Speaking at a joint press conference with President Trump on Monday in Helsinki, Putin tamped down accusations that Russia has been arbitrarily raising gas prices and said […]

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SPENDING BILL AMENDMENTS WOULD BLOCK OFFSHORE DRILLING:

SPENDING BILL AMENDMENTS WOULD BLOCK OFFSHORE DRILLING:

on July 17, 2018, 6:41 AM / in National News, State News

House lawmakers in both parties are hoping to use a spending bill to block offshore oil and natural gas drilling in the waterways off their states’ coasts. A handful of lawmakers, mainly from coastal states, are sponsoring proposed amendments to the annual appropriations bill for the Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would block Interior funding to […]

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KOCH INDUSTRIES BACKS MEASURE OPPOSING CARBON TAXES

on July 17, 2018, 6:39 AM / in National News

Koch Industries on Monday offered support for a House resolution that would oppose any carbon tax. In a letter to House lawmakers supporting the measure, Koch takes a clear stance that Congress should denounce potential taxes on carbon dioxide emissions. The company’s president of government and public affairs, Philip Ellender, urges support for the GOP-backed resolution that would make clear […]

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