Archive for March, 2017

Survey: Future Car is Driverless, Shared, Electric

Survey: Future Car is Driverless, Shared, Electric

on March 31, 2017, 8:54 AM / in Opinion

By Body Shop Business Staff Writers If the future plays out the way transportation experts predict it will, autonomous, zero-emissions vehicles will dominate the roads, and none of the passengers will own the vehicles. That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but experts see the nation shifting toward shared, electric and autonomous vehicles nevertheless, according to a survey by the Institute […]

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This Is Not Going To End Well

This Is Not Going To End Well

on March 31, 2017, 8:40 AM / in Opinion

People who voted for Donald Trump were voting for change. For that matter, that’s what the people who voted for Barack Obama were voting for in 2008. But Obama changed nothing, and it looks like Trump won’t either. At least not the things that really matter. Trump has appointed as many neocons, war hawks, and insiders to his administration as […]

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CAGW Names Sen. Al Franken March 2017 Porker of the Month

CAGW Names Sen. Al Franken March 2017 Porker of the Month

on March 31, 2017, 8:27 AM / in National News

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has named Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) Porker of the Month for his absurd defense of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) bureaucratic takeover of the Internet. In 2015, the FCC reclassified Internet Service Providers, the telecommunications and cable companies that provide access to the Internet, under a provision of the 1934 Communications Act originally created to […]

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Malaysia sends home 3 North Koreans and the body of Kim Jong Nam

Malaysia sends home 3 North Koreans and the body of Kim Jong Nam

on March 31, 2017, 8:23 AM / in International News

Malaysia on Friday sent home three North Koreans wanted for questioning in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The body of Kim Jong Nam also was returned on the plane under a deal Malaysia struck with Pyongyang after a drawn out diplomatic clash. As part of a swap, North Korea […]

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First two Democrats say they will support Gorsuch confirmation

on March 31, 2017, 8:20 AM / in National News

Two Democratic senators — Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota — said Thursday that they would vote to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. Manchin, who frequently crosses the aisle to side with the GOP, said he found Gorsuch to be “an honest and thoughtful man,” and that he had “not found any […]

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Pence casts tie-breaking vote on letting states cut Planned Parenthood funding

Pence casts tie-breaking vote on letting states cut Planned Parenthood funding

on March 31, 2017, 8:19 AM / in National News, State News

Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate on Thursday to approve legislation that will let states cut off funding to Planned Parenthood. The bill now goes to President Trump, who is expected to sign it. The Obama-era regulations protected funding for organizations providing women’s health services, regardless of whether they offered abortions. The rollback was deadlocked […]

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North Carolina lawmakers cop out and  repeal controversial ‘bathroom bill’

North Carolina lawmakers cop out and repeal controversial ‘bathroom bill’

on March 31, 2017, 8:18 AM / in State News

North Carolina Republican-led legislature on Thursday approved legislation repealing the state’s controversial “bathroom bill,” and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed the compromise into law. Cooper and GOP leaders struck the deal aiming to begin repairing the damage done by the bathroom law, which required transgender people to use public restrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates rather than […]

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Flynn offers Russia testimony in exchange for immunity

Flynn offers Russia testimony in exchange for immunity

on March 31, 2017, 8:15 AM / in National News

President Trump’s former national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, has told the FBI and the House and Senate intelligence committees he will testify about possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia in exchange for immunity from “unfair prosecution,” his lawyer, Robert Kelner, said Thursday. “General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to […]

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AN FBI-INVESTIGATED ISLAMIST TAKES OVER THE VERMONT DEMOCRATS

AN FBI-INVESTIGATED ISLAMIST TAKES OVER THE VERMONT DEMOCRATS

on March 31, 2017, 8:13 AM / in State News

A Norquist Islamist reinvents himself as a Bernie leftist. By Daniel Greenfield  /  FrontPage Mag Vermont Democrats have something else to celebrate besides the creation and failure of the first statewide socialized medicine system in America. Recovering from that glorious triumph, Vermont Democrats have elected their first Muslim state party chairman. The lucky fellow is Faisal Gill who called his victory […]

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Can the CIA Hack iPhones and Macs?

Can the CIA Hack iPhones and Macs?

on March 31, 2017, 8:03 AM / in National News, Opinion

Written by  C. Mitchell Shaw Special Note: We opened up the code for Windows 8 and 10 and located FBI log on’s for both operating systems. The most recent WikiLeaks disclosures, published last week, detail hacks developed by the CIA to penetrate iPhones and Mac laptops. The leaks — codenamed “Dark Matter” by WikiLeaks — show that the CIA had […]

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The Unbalanced Budget Amendment

The Unbalanced Budget Amendment

on March 31, 2017, 7:57 AM / in National News, Opinion

A careful analysis of the various previously proposed balanced budget amendments reveals a number of problems or loopholes, making it more appropriate to call them the unbalanced budget amendments (or UBAs). Written by  Christian Gomez   On Monday, March 27, Arizona successfully passed House Concurrent Resolution 2013 reapplying an application to Congress to call an Article V convention to propose […]

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Michelle DuBois Should be Arrested

Michelle DuBois Should be Arrested

on March 31, 2017, 7:52 AM / in National News

By Onan Coca / Constitution.com The timing is purely coincidental, or perhaps fate was trying to play a larger role in our politics. On Monday, liberal state representative Michelle DuBois took to her social media to warn local illegal immigrants that an immigration raid was imminent in their community. I’m not a lawyer but this strikes me as an act that […]

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Pot state Dems want federal regulation of marijuana

Pot state Dems want federal regulation of marijuana

on March 31, 2017, 7:48 AM / in National News

Democrats from states where marijuana is legal say so many Americans have access to pot products that the federal government should begin regulating the industry, which generated more than $7 billion in sales last year. New legislation introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, both Oregon Democrats, would take marijuana off the list of federally banned drugs, tax […]

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Mexico nets $17 billion on Trump-led peso decline

on March 31, 2017, 7:45 AM / in International News, National News

The Mexican federal government received 321.7 billion pesos, or $17.1 billion, from its central bank’s yearly profits, driven in large part by a Trump-triggered plunge in the peso’s value. Banxico, the country’s central bank, on Wednesday reported record-breaking profits, which by law are shared with the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit, the country’s equivalent of the Treasury Department. Banxico’s […]

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Senate committee advances Trump’s Labor pick

on March 31, 2017, 7:44 AM / in National News

President Trump’s Plan B on labor cleared a key Senate hurdle Thursday. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 12-11 along party lines to send Labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta to the floor for final approval. Trump picked Acosta after his first choice, restaurant executive Andrew Puzder, withdrew himself from consideration in February amid questions about how his […]

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Senate panel approves Trump’s Agriculture pick

on March 31, 2017, 7:42 AM / in National News

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) moved a step closer toward becoming President Trump’s secretary of Agriculture. The Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday by voice vote approved Perdue to helm the agency, sending his nomination to the Senate floor as Trump inches closer toward filling out his Cabinet. “I’m pleased our committee has made swift strides to move Gov. Perdue’s […]

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GOP senator downplays shutdown threat

on March 31, 2017, 7:41 AM / in National News

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) on Thursday downplayed the threat of a government shutdown next month, saying Congress works best under a deadline. “We’re working through that over the next three weeks,” Lankford said on CNN’s “New Day.” “We’ve got three weeks and then we’ll bring these bills to the floor. By the 28th of April, we have to have all […]

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What we have to look forward to… CBO: Budget deficits, debt to reach record highs in 30 years

What we have to look forward to… CBO: Budget deficits, debt to reach record highs in 30 years

on March 31, 2017, 7:40 AM / in National News

Federal budget deficits in the United States will more than triple over the next three decades, leading to a record level of publicly held debt by 2047, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected Thursday. Budget deficits — the differences between U.S. yearly revenues and expenditures — are set to increase from 2.9 percent to 9.8 percent by 2047, skyrocketing […]

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Trump meets with Mnuchin in ‘first stages’ of tax reform planning

on March 31, 2017, 7:36 AM / in National News

President Trump on Thursday met with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about tax reform, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, as the White House enters the “first stages” of tackling the issue. Trump has said he wants to shift his focus to tax reform after efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare stalled. The president’s goal is cutting taxes for businesses […]

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So Whom Do You Like and Why: The Final Four

on March 31, 2017, 7:34 AM / in Basketball

Everyone has a story to tell and those around the block love this one…. whom do you like for the final four? Look at South Carolina, which hadn’t won an NCAA tournament game since 1973, is the most . The Gamecocks stunned Duke, Baylor and Florida to get to their first Final Four. Also in its first Final Four (and our […]

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