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Maine struggles to launch first statewide 'ranked-choice voting' system

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 15:03
A chaotic process is underway in Maine as officials try to figure out whether to implement a ballot decision that would drastically change the way voters choose candidates for public office.

Firm behind Trump dossier goes to court to block House subpoena for bank records

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:43
The firm behind the controversial anti-Trump dossier has gone to court in an attempt to block a House committee subpoena for the company’s banking records, two days after Fusion GPS representatives took the Fifth on Capitol Hill.

White House holds briefing after Senate passes budget plan -- live blog

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:15
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders held a briefing Friday after the Senate passed a $4 trillion budget plan late Thursday.

White House doubles down on John Kelly’s 'empty barrel' slam: 'All hat, no cattle'

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:57
The White House on Friday stood by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s criticism of Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson as an "empty barrel" even as the Democratic lawmaker says he misstated her past comments.

Mueller team criticized by fellow attorneys for history of questionable tactics

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:30
Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team running the Russia collusion probe are being accused by fellow attorneys of employing aggressive and questionable tactics in past cases, potentially putting a dent in his straight-shooter image.

Bush Took a Knee When Obama Fundamentally Transformed America

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:00
President Bush is facing fierce backlash from conservatives after he delivered a speech that has been interpreted as a direct attack on President Trump.

Pelosi defends Frederica Wilson's 'rock star' comment against criticism from ... Joy Behar

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:16
Even liberal talk show host Joy Behar took issue Friday with Rep. Frederica Wilson’s response to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s criticism of her role in an ongoing dispute over condolence calls to Gold Star families – but Nancy Pelosi stood by the Democratic congresswoman.

Lynch meets with House investigators on Russia, ignores questions on Clinton

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:15
Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with members of the House Intelligence Committee on Friday as part of the probe looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Lynch meets with House investigators amid questions on Russia, Clinton

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:15
Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with members of the House Intelligence Committee on Friday as part of the probe looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Melania Trump cuts bloated first lady payroll from Michelle Obama days

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Melania Trump is embracing a more active and public schedule as first lady – but she still runs one of the leanest East Wing operations in recent history.

Pushing Back Against Transanity in the Sports World

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:30
Every so often, there is a moment of sanity that pushes back against transgender activism in the sports world.

Clinton pitbull, media attack Kelly after Gold Star general defends Trump condolence call

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:05
For a stunning 18 minutes on Thursday, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly cut through a nasty debate over condolence calls to Gold Star families, appealing to the political class to allow at least this one thing to remain “sacred.” Instead, Democratic lawmakers and allies in the media turned on Kelly – himself a Gold Star father – branding him a liar and an “enabler” of President Trump.

Trump's nicknames for rivals, from 'Rocket Man' to 'Crooked Hillary'

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 07:30
President Donald Trump is known for giving his political opponents nicknames, especially on social media.

George W. Bush Bashes Trumpism--Gets It Wrong on All Three Counts

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 07:13
George W. Bush is all about not denigrating entire groups of people, except when it comes to Trump supporters, of course.

Trump: Media 'going crazy' with Wilson's 'total lie' about call to widow

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 06:09
"I'm a rock star now." That's how a Florida Democrat has reacted to her recent notoriety after becoming tangled in a controversy over her account of President Donald Trump's condolence phone call to a U.S. Army widow.

Outing the Weinsteins

TownHall Latest columns - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 05:45
We know Hollywood moguls are infamous for taking advantage of aspiring young actresses.

Sad Story: How the deaths of American soldiers became a Trump controversy

Fox News (Politics) - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 04:00
The spotlight should be on the fallen soldiers who gave their lives for this country.

Nauseating: Dem Rep. thrilled by how she just became a ‘rock star’

Michelle Malkin - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:33

**Written by Doug Powers

In a year where new lows seem to be reached almost hourly, this one might not be eclipsed for quite a bit longer than that:

Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson (Fla.) laughed on Thursday that she was now a “rock star” and called it “phenomenal” that she’s embroiled in a feud with the White House over a conversation President Donald Trump had with a military widow.

Wilson set off a firestorm this week when she told reporters that Trump upset Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, when he called her on Tuesday night. Wilson characterized Trump as insensitive in remarks she overheard to the widow of the soldier, who was killed along with three others in an ambush in Niger.

Wilson then did a series of television interviews on the subject and called Trump a “liar” when he denied any inappropriate comments.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said at Thursday’s press briefing that he was “stunned” and “brokenhearted” at Wilson revealing a “sacred” conversation between Trump and Mrs. Johnson.

“Rock star.” Yes, that’s what Wilson actually called herself after using a horrible situation to try and score political points for The Resistance:

She’s almost certainly secured a prime-time speaking slot at the 2020 Democratic Convention.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Senate passes budget framework for tax reform

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:30
Senate Republicans narrowly passed their $4 trillion budget plan Thursday, taking their first big step toward a tax reform package promised by President Donald Trump.

Paul Ryan launches digs at Trump, Democrats in charity dinner speech

Fox News (Politics) - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:15
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan took jabs at both Republicans and Democrats Thursday night at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner in New York City -- but some of his pointed barbs took aim at President Trump.

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