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Nikki Haley says she and son were booed at NY restaurant during gay pride parade

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 22:00
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley took to Twitter Sunday to claim that she and her son were heckled as they left a New York City restaurant while the city's annual Gay Pride Parade was taking place.

Trump upbeat about passing ObamaCare overhaul, amid GOP senators' concerns

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:30
President Trump expressed optimism Sunday about GOP congressional leaders being close to overhauling the “dead carcass” of ObamaCare but acknowledged more deal-making is needed to get enough votes, while Republican senators appeared to put their chamber’s legislation in further doubt.

Fox News 'MediaBuzz': Spicer says Trump’s remarks about possible Comey tapes brought out truth

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:19
Spicer talks to Fox News about White House daily press briefings, Georgia special House election, Trump's remarks on "Comey tapes."

Sanders, wife Jane, hire lawyers amid FBI probe on loan application: report

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:26
Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife have hired defense attorneys amid an FBI probe into a loan the senator’s wife procured for Burlington College while she was school president, according to news reports.

Bernie Sanders & wife share the wealth (with defense attorneys) – open thread

Michelle Malkin - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:45

**Written by Doug Powers

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Another Sunday cavalcade of odds and ends is here. We’ll kick it off with the story of how one of America’s highest profile socialists and his wife are sharing their wealth… with defense lawyers:

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) wife Jane Sanders has booked top notch lawyers to defend her against allegations of bank fraud.

The FBI launched an investigation into loans Sanders applied for when she was president of Burlington College, alleging that she lied to qualify for them.

A January 2016 complaint filed by Donald Trump’s Vermont campaign chair, lawyer Brady Toensing, originally requested the investigation.

The complaint alleged that Mrs. Sanders lied on a 2010 loan application from People’s United Bank for $10 million to expand Burlington’s campus.

Any good socialist critic of capitalism knows that owning multiple homes is worth the allegations of hypocrisy because you never know when you’re going to need a s***load of collateral for a legal retainer.

However, Bernie might want to rethink his rule that the mere existence of an investigation is enough to assume the allegations are true:

Bank Fraud: http://t.co/5VCvlnNAR7 #JPM $JPM

— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 6, 2013

Feel the Bern!

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The effort to establish health care utopia in California has stalled. At this point only one thing is holding back progressive legislators in the state: Reality:

A high-profile effort to establish a single-payer healthcare system in California sputtered Friday when Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) decided to shelve the proposal.
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“SB 562 was sent to the Assembly woefully incomplete,” Rendon said in a statement. “Even senators who voted for SB 562 noted there are potentially fatal flaws in the bill, including the fact it does not address many serious issues, such as financing, delivery of care, cost controls, or the realities of needed action by the Trump administration and voters to make SB 562 a genuine piece of legislation.”

Under the measure, California would have paid the healthcare costs for all residents, eliminating premiums, copays and deductibles that are common fixtures in the current healthcare system.

Several key details were unresolved in the measure — most significantly how to pay for it. The program, which carried an estimated price tag of $330 billion to $400 billion, would have required new taxes to pay for it, but no sources of tax revenue were specified in the legislation.

The current challenge is finding a way to make nearly a half trillion dollar state expenditure sound “free,” but I’m sure they’ll come up with something.

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Keeping the focus on California for the moment, the state’s attorney general is vehemently opposed to “travel bans” — unless he isn’t:

California’s attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year.

Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky to the list of places where state employee travel is restricted. Lawmakers passed legislation last year banning non-essential travel to states with laws that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi and Tennessee are already on the list.

California taxpayers’ money “will not be used to let people travel to states who chose to discriminate,” Becerra said.

But no problem with millions of state taxpayer dollars spent on abortions, naturally.

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Trump saying he was pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement has provided some high profile alarmists with the opportunity to reinvent themselves as “let’s save the planet together” superheroes:

French President Emmanuel Macron has taken another swipe at Donald Trump over the US president’s policy on climate change – this time backed up by the muscle of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In a video on social media, Mr Macron is joined by the Terminator star as he vows to “make the planet great again”.

The video lecturing/mocking Trump for not taking emissions seriously enough would have made a much better statement if they’d have filmed it aboard Arnold’s private jet:

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Hillary Clinton leads by example like no other:

Your operating system vs. the operating system your programmers told you not to worry about. pic.twitter.com/18SyLfAgGp

— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) June 23, 2017

Her basket of deplorables overfloweth.

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Oh no, he’s running in 2020, isn’t he?

Mark Zuckerberg is in Iowa. "Iowa is my kind of place." pic.twitter.com/75IDG3mKrV

— Yashar Ali (@yashar) June 24, 2017

Saved for possible filing under “I’m just chillin’ in Cedar Rapids, v2.0.”

Have a good Sunday all!

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Durbin says GOP Senate's health care bill really a tax cut for 'wealthiest'

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 10:26
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat, on Sunday characterized the GOP-led chamber’s ObamaCare overhaul bill as a tax cut for the wealthy, not health care reform.

Price backs Senate health care bill, admits getting votes will be tough

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 09:14
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price argued Sunday the Senate’s recently released health-care bill will significantly improve ObamaCare, including the protection of Americans’ medical coverage, but acknowledged having to “thread a needle” to get the measure passed.

Koch brothers group set to boost conservative candidates, policies with $400 million between now and 2018

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:01
Republican candidates will be bolstered by up to $400 million of outside spending from the Koch brothers' network of donors in the lead up to the 2018 midterms, the group said Saturday.

Koch brothers group set to give up to $400 million to conservative candidates between now and 2018

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:01
Republican candidates will be bolstered by up to $400 million of outside spending from the Koch brothers' network of donors in the lead up to the 2018 midterms, the group said Saturday.

Koch brothers group set to give up to $400 million to midterm candidates who 'go big' on tax and health care reform

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:01
Republican candidates facing midterm elections will be bolstered by up to $400 million of outside spending from the Koch brothers' network of donors, the group said Saturday.

Good luck! Obama’s returning to ‘help’ Dems some more

Michelle Malkin - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:05

**Written by Doug Powers

Obama’s previous pledge to try and remain on the sidelines like his predecessors had all the promissory integrity of “if you like your plan you can keep it,” and the ex-prez will start hitting the road soon on behalf of Dems seeking office, starting in Virginia:

Former President Obama plans to return to the political spotlight this fall by hitting the campaign trail for Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, the Democratic nominee running for Virginia governor.

This will be Obama’s first time campaigning since he left the White House and stumped for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election, Obama and Northam’s offices confirmed to the Huffington Post.

Hey, if Obama wants to continue to lead the Democratic Party, who are Republicans to argue?

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The GOP might welcome Obama’s involvement in upcoming elections as much as they’re encouraging Nancy Pelosi to stay involved.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

ObamaCare Battle: Pro-Trump group previewing attack ads on GOP Senator Heller

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 14:45
The pro-Trump super PAC that vowed an ad campaign against Nevada GOP Sen. Dean Heller within hours of him on Friday opposing the Republican Senate’s ObamaCare overhaul bill previewed its attack Saturday on social media.

Pelosi will likely know best when she doesn't have the votes to stay in power

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:57
We’ll all know when it’s time for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to go.

Supreme Court: Will Justice Kennedy retire this month?

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:53
The Supreme Court’s term ends next week with growing speculation that Justice Anthony Kennedy--the panel’s most pivotal member--may retire at age 80 after 29 years on the court.

Chaffetz: Justice watchdog also looking at Lynch's role in FBI's Clinton email probe

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:01
Utah GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of House oversight committee, said Saturday that the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, in addition to a Senate panel, is looking into whether former Attorney General Loretta Lynch tried to squash the FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Chaffetz: Justice watchdog also looking into Lynch's role into FBI's Clinton email probe

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:01
Utah GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of House oversight committee, said Saturday that the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, in addition to a Senate panel, is looking into whether former Attorney General Loretta Lynch tried to squash the FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Colorado officer in Pence motorcade injured after crashing motorcycle

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:32
A motorcycle officer was involved in a crash Saturday as he was escorting Vice President Pence to the airport in Colorado.

Trump questions why Obama allegedly did 'nothing' about Russia hacking, in Fox interview

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:11
President Trump, in an interview set to air Sunday on “Fox & Friends Weekend,” criticized his predecessor for allegedly doing “nothing” about reports that Russia interfered in last year’s presidential campaign.

Trump, Pence to attend Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wedding

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 09:53
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence plan to be among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin's) weds a Scottish actress.

Trump administration reportedly OK's sale of 22 unarmed drones to India

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:43
The Trump administration has reportedly authorized the sale of 22 unarmed drones to India, ahead of the leaders of the two nations meeting Monday in Washington.

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