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How to Convince Your Friends That Earmarks Have No Place in Congress

The Bridge to Nowhere is baaaaaaacccck. Well, it might soon be if some House Republicans have their way. It’s only been seven years since Republicans famously banned earmarks in a closed-ballot conference meeting, much to the elated response of their constituents. Back then, Republicans were in the minority and were making promises of limited government and fiscal responsibility and Obamacare repeal amid a new era of progressive government. But memory is a fickle thing. Now, seven years, a new president, and a supermajority later, some Republicans are changing their tune. Despite the new Republican president’s calls to “drain the swamp,” it appears that swamps are still en vogue—and breeding more and more bad behavior. One of the House cardinals and chairman of the Rules Committee, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, has been trying to coin … Read entire article »

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Lawmaker Welcomes Fresh Approach to Eradicating ‘Evolving’ Threat of Islamic Terrorism

President Donald Trump has promised a new strategy for fighting terrorism, including the Islamic State, or ISIS. Last week in his congressional address, he signaled a big change when he used a phrase President Barack Obama refused to utter for 8 years—“Radical Islamic Terrorism.” Trump clearly has a different style. But is there substance behind his fresh approach? This Sunday, on “Full Measure,” we asked the leader of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Ron Johnson, R-Wis. >>>Find out when and where you can watch “Full Measure” Here’s a transcript of our interview: Attkisson: On terrorism, we’ve heard from many public officials that they’re more or less banned from using the word radical Islamic extremism in recent years, policies have been shaped in such a way that some of them say make it very … Read entire article »

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More Americans Vacationed This Winter

Despite the feeling of most Americans that the weather has not been worse this year than in recent years, more Americans than ever are hitting the road for a winter escape. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 32% of America Adults have taken or plan to take a winter vacation this year. That’s up from 28% in 2015  and the highest in 10 years of surveying. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls).  Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.  This survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on March 2 & 5, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work … Read entire article »

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Killing Big Bird by John Stossel

Next week, Donald Trump releases his new budget. It’s expected to cut spending on things like the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. … Read entire article »

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Did Obama Wiretap Trump? Voters React

The 50-50 nation marches on. Republicans and Trump supporters in general strongly suspect that the Obama administration was wiretapping the Trump campaign last year; Democrats and Trump opponents strongly disagree. While the director of the FBI has reportedly disputed President Trump’s wiretapping claim, a lot of voters are wondering about the FBI’s impartiality. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of all Likely U.S. Voters consider it likely the Obama administration tapped telephones in Trump Tower during last year’s presidential campaign, with 26% who say it’s Very Likely. Fifty-three percent (53%) view that claim as unlikely, including 40% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen … Read entire article »

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Before proceeding, take everything you thought you knew about biology and throw it out the window

Before proceeding, take everything you thought you knew about biology and throw it out the window

**Written by Doug Powers What’s wrong with this picture? I don’t want to hear any lectures about “science” from these people ever again. I’m now off to ponder the horrifying possibility that there’s only a 50-percent chance that my biological mother was the person who gave birth to me. **Written by Doug Powers Twitter @ThePowersThatBe … Read entire article »

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For SOME reason this part of Matt Lauer’s interview with George W. Bush wasn’t promoted heavily

**Written by Doug Powers NBC News and Matt Lauer made quite a splash with their interview George W. Bush interview last week, and the ex-president even temporarily won over some liberals by defending the mainstream media against Donald Trump’s criticism, among other things. A lot of clips from the interview have been played, but the best was one that NBC News didn’t find worthy of too much focus: “I think you have to take the man for his word that he wants to unify the country, and we’ll see whether he’s able to do so,” Bush said. “It’s hard to unify the country with the news media being so split up. When I was president, you know, you mattered a lot more because there was like three of you, and now there’s … Read entire article »

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A Day Without American Tech Workers

A Day Without American Tech Workers by Michelle MalkinCreators Syndicate Copyright 2017 Last month, there was a national “Day Without a Latino.” This week, the demonstration du jour shutting down schools and shops is a “Day Without Women.” Here’s my question for all the virtue-signaling protesters who pay lip service to better jobs and wages: Where’s your awareness-raising event for untold thousands of our country’s high-skilled men and women victimized by H-1B visa havoc? Thanks to cheap labor-hungry big businesses and money-grubbing politicians in both parties, every day has become a “Day Without American Tech Workers.” Our own best and brightest are vanishing in plain sight. It has been going on for decades — and it’s all legal. Several court challenges to the corporate abuse of the program have failed. So last week, the same workplace … Read entire article »

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