Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix government with business ideas

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President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions.

The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly to Trump. Viewed internally as a SWAT team of strategic consultants, the office will be staffed by former business executives and is designed to infuse fresh thinking into Washington, float above the daily political grind and create a lasting legacy for a president still searching for signature achievements.

“All Americans, regardless of their political views, can recognize that government stagnation has hindered our ability to properly function, often creating widespread congestion and leading to cost overruns and delays,” Trump said in a statement to The Washington Post.

  “I promised the American people I would produce results, and apply my ‘ahead of schedule, under budget’ mentality to the government.”

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Trump puts anti-global warming projects on chopping block

CBS8 by MATTHEW DALY and JILL COLVIN

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at moving forward on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's plan to curb global warming.
The order will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil fuels.

As part of the roll-back, Trump will initiate a review of the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. The regulation, which was the former president's signature effort to curb carbon emissions, has been the subject of long-running legal challenges by Republican-led states and those who profit from burning oil, coal and gas.

Trump, who has called global warming a "hoax" invented by the Chinese, has repeatedly criticized the power-plant rule and others as an attack on American workers and the struggling U.S. coal industry.

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VIDEO : Michelle Malkin “Koppel Interview Exposed the Liberal Media Elitists”


 
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Recently, Ted Koppel had the audacity to call Sean Hannity “bad for America.”

Why? Because he supports conservative values like enforcing our borders and laws, and most of all because he covers President Trump fairly.

Koppel exposed himself as a smug, narrow minded elitist, which is exactly what the leftist media has become.


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Chuck Schumer meltdown – makes a scene at restaurant Sette Mezzo



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Chuck Schumer can’t seem to handle the pressure these days. Chuckles the clown had a meltdown at a ritzy Manhattan restaurant called Sette Mezzo. With the whole Russia “helping Trump win the election” schitck melting away, it seems to be getting to schmuck Schumer. He went off at on a Trump supporter at Sette Mezzo as the Trump supporter was simply trying to enjoy his dinner. Chuck Schumer is a sad individual.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., caused a scene at a Manhattan restaurant when he began yelling at a wealthy and well-connected Donald Trump supporter that the POTUS is “a liar.”
Schumer, the top Senate Democrat, lost his cool on Sunday night at Upper East Side restaurant Sette Mezzo, according to witnesses.

He was dining with friends when he encountered Joseph A. Califano Jr. — the former U.S. secretary of health, education and welfare under President Jimmy Carter and domestic policy adviser to President Lyndon B. Johnson — and his wife, Hilary, who were having a quiet dinner.

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GOP Rep. Nunes May Have Just Broken Law Himself By Disclosing Trump ‘Monitoring’ Info


Lawnewz.com
By Rachel Stockman 

In an extraordinarily rare move, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif) revealed to reporters that he had “seen intelligence reports that clearly show that the president-elect and his team” were at least monitored by American intelligence agencies “incidentally” after being caught up in communications with foreign officials.

Nunes, who said the monitoring was legal, nonetheless, wanted to immediately brief the President about what he had learned. Trump quickly responded saying that he felt somewhat vindicated about these revelations given his previous tweets accusing President Obama of wiretapping him.

But, what no one seems to be paying attention to is the fact that Nunes’ actions of disseminating this information to the public may in itself be illegal. A spokesperson for Nunes insisted to LawNewz.com that the congressman revealed no classified information and therefore did nothing wrong. But, legal experts aren’t so convinced, and one believes that he could even be prosecuted.

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A Plan to Repeal and Replace Obamacare--By Heritage



Heritage.org by Edmund Haislmaier, Robert Moffit and Alyene Senger


Summary
Obamacare is a proven policy failure. Congress and the Trump Administration must completely repeal the law, beginning by seizing the opportunity to accomplish as much of repeal as possible through the reconciliation process. Congress must focus on the fundamentals: equalizing the tax treatment of health insurance; restoring commonsense regulation of health insurance; and addressing the serious need for reform in Medicare and Medicaid by adopting policies that give individuals control over their health care. High quality health care means all Americans should be free to choose a health care plan that meets their needs and reflects their values. Congress must act now to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a new set of options that empower Americans, not government. 
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Monday, March 27, 2017

New Report EXPOSES 6 Top Republicans on George Soros Payroll! Guess Who’s Being Paid to Stop Trump?

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We always knew that there were RINOS in Washington, but Opensecrets.org just revealed that some of those RINOS are actually traitors.
Investment Watch:
“The non-profit, non-partisan research group based in Washington, D.C., that tracks the effects of money and lobbying on elections and public policy, revealed that while George Soros is responsible for funding Democrats and progressive causes, he has also bankrolled Senator John McCain and a small but select group of other Republicans.
Unsurprisingly, all of the names revealed to receive funding from George Soros have a track record of opposition to President Trump.”
Recipients of the Soros Fund Managment are:
  1. Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ)

  2. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI)

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Freedom Caucus member Ted Poe leaves group after healthcare bill debacle




WExaminer by Robert King -- 

Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, has left the group due to conflicts over the group's strategy on the American Health Care Act, which was pulled right before a scheduled vote on Friday because of opposition from caucus members and moderates.

"I have resigned from the House Freedom Caucus," Poe said in a statement. "In order to deliver on the conservative agenda we have promised the American people for eight years, we must come together to find solutions to move this country forward. Saying no is easy, leading is hard, but that is what we were elected to do. Leaving this caucus will allow me to be a more effective Member of Congress and advocate for the people of Texas. It is time to lead."

Poe had planned to vote yes for the bill, which was pushed hard by President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. 

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Trump Handed Merkel $375 Billion Invoice For NATO Defenses During Recent Visit


 
Zero Hedge by Tyler Durden -- 

A couple of weeks ago we wrote several notes about German Chancellor Angela Merkel's painfully awkward visit to the White House.  After meeting in private, the pair sat down in the oval office for a brief press conference where you could cut the tension with a knife.  At one point someone from the media asked for a handshake but the request was promptly ignored.

Now, a couple of weeks later, we learn what may have prompted some of the tension in the room between Merkel and Trump that day.  According to a new report from The Times of London today, Trump apparently took advantage of Merkel's visit to Washington D.C. to pass her a $375 billion invoice for 'overdue' NATO defense expenses.  Per The Hill, Merkel largely ignored the invoice though it certainly seems to have accomplished it's goal of ruffling some feathers.

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Conservative media struggles with new prominence under Trump

 
The Hill

Conservative media outlets have suffered through a tumultuous few weeks punctuated by infighting and public controversy, underscoring the difficulty some are having adjusting to the new levels of attention and scrutiny that comes with their elevated status in the age of Trump.

GOP majorities in Congress and President Trump’s presidency have been a boon for conservative media, which has benefitted from increased access to Washington’s power brokers and a White House that has gone out of its way to accommodate outlets that were once considered fringe.

But the transition from the edges of the media to its center can be difficult. Conservative media’s mainstream peers have greeted them with suspicion and hostility, often eager to highlight the newcomers’ stumbles or question their legitimacy.

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Pence at AIPAC: Trump still seriously considering moving embassy to Jerusalem

Times of Israel  by Tim Brown --

WASHINGTON — US Vice President Mike Pence delivered an impassioned address at AIPAC’s annual policy conference Sunday evening, vowing on behalf of a nascent administration to implement an unapologetically pro-Israel policy agenda, which included, he said, the continued possibility of moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The president of the United States is giving serious consideration to moving the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv,” Pence told a crowd of nearly 18,000 at the Verizon Center in the nation’s capital, who greeted his speech warmly.

US President Donald Trump first pledged to enact the relocation when he spoke as a candidate at the lobby’s same conference last year, and he repeatedly signaled his intent to follow through on that promise during the transition.

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Unreported: 1,500 pedophile arrests have been made nationally since Trump took office

 
By World Tribune -- 

President Donald Trump is making good on his pledge to use the “full force and weight” of the U.S. government to break up child sex trafficking rings and lock up sexual predators.

Since Trump was sworn in, authorities have arrested more than 1,500 pedophiles in the United States.

“This should be one of the biggest stories in the national news. Instead, the mainstream media has barely, if at all, covered any of these mass pedophile arrests. This begs the question – why?” Liz Crokin wrote for Townhall.com on Feb. 25.

The numbers are “staggering” when compared to the less than 400 sex trafficking-related arrests made in 2014 according to the FBI.

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Paul Ryan's bait-and-switch Obamacare promise



 
Conservative Review by Robert Eno

There has been a concerted effort from the establishment, and it would appear now even President Donald Trump, to pin the RINOcare bill failure on the Freedom Caucus and spin the narrative that conservatives are now responsible for Obamacare.

But it is not the Freedom Caucus that is to blame for the failure to repeal Obamacare, it is Paul Ryan and the bait-and-switch caucus he leads. Paul Ryan campaigned to fully repeal Obamacare, but when it came time to put up a bill, it ended up being a giveaway to the insurance industry that tried to fix Obamacare, rather than repeal.

Ryan’s bait-and-switch caucus is now leading the attack on conservatives who thought Ryan meant what he said. But what has happened is that, once again, leadership and the rest of the bait-and-switch caucus has proven that they didn’t really mean what they said during the last seven years of campaigning.


 

Freedom Caucus Members: Health Care Debate ‘Isn’t Over’

 
Daily Signal by  Kelsey Harknes --

In the aftermath of the House GOP’s health care bill being pulled from a vote Friday, conservatives vowed to continue working with the fractured Republican conference toward health care reform.
“This is not the end of the debate,” Mark Meadows, a Republican from North Carolina and chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said on ABC’s “This Week.” President Donald Trump, he added, “will deliver” on health care reform.

Republicans had scheduled a long-awaited vote Friday on the American Health Care Act, a bill that would have partially repealed Obamacare. But after failing to win the support of members of the Freedom Caucus, along with some centrist Republicans, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill.

The Freedom Caucus is a group of roughly 40 conservative lawmakers in the House. Its members, including Meadows, vocally opposed the proposal because they didn’t believe it would lower insurance premiums, among other concerns. The bill had the support of Ryan and the Trump administration.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

What Is Eminently Clear After Republican Healthcare’s “Stunning” Defeat

Independent Sentinel by S. Noble -- 

The blame is being thrown about, especially in the direction of the Freedom Caucus, and the Democrats are gleeful, but what they don’t understand is Donald Trump will persevere and their healthcare plan is a disaster. However, if a replacement isn’t in place before 2018, Republicans could lose the majority in the Senate and seats in the House.

The approach and the entire process was flawed. It is said that when the Freedom Caucus visited the White House earlier this week, Steve Bannon opened with the line, “Guys, look, this is not a discussion. This is not a debate. You have no choice but to vote for this bill.”

One member said, “You know the last time someone ordered me to do something, I was 18 years old. And it was my daddy. And I didn’t listen to him either.”

Threats don’t work with Conservatives. They will die for their principles.

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