‘Tom who?’: Dems brush off Steyer’s impeachment push – POLITICO

‘Tom who?’: Dems brush off Steyer’s impeachment push – POLITICO. Democrats are defending Rep. Jerry Nadler as billionaire Tom Steyer holds a town hall in Manhattan and pushes lawmakers to impeach Trump. House Democrats are rallying behind Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler as he faces growing pressure from the left flank to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Driving […]

Elizabeth Warren’s new child-care proposal is the real deal.

Elizabeth Warren's new child-care proposal is the real deal.. Bringing down the absurd cost of child care in the United States is one of the most obvious yet under-appreciated ways that Washington could bump up the country’s economic growth. On Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren showed that she is one of the few politicians who seems to understand that opportunity, unveiling […]

Trump Administration Says It Will Rescind $929 Million In Funds For California High-Speed Rail | HuffPost

Trump Administration Says It Will Rescind $929 Million In Funds For California High-Speed Rail | HuffPost. The U.S. Transportation Department on Tuesday said it intends to terminate an agreement that would have granted nearly $929 million in federal funds for California’s ambitious and controversial high-speed rail project. The department said it had determined that the California High-Speed Rail Authority had […]

How Bernie can win

How Bernie can win. Bernie Sanders is officially running for president. This time he starts in both a stronger and weaker position than he did when he first ran in 2016 — with high name recognition and strong popularity ratings, but in a very crowded field with lots of candidates eager to steal some of his left-wing thunder. Sanders could […]

Stone apologizes to federal judge for posting photo of her with crosshairs – POLITICO

Stone apologizes to federal judge for posting photo of her with crosshairs – POLITICO. Days after a federal judge gagged Roger Stone from talking about the special counsel’s Russia investigation around U.S. District Court in Washington, the Republican strategist and provocateur on Monday posted a photo of the judge with crosshairs in the background. “Through legal trickery Deep State hitman […]

16 states sue the Trump administration over national emergency declaration – Vox

16 states sue the Trump administration over national emergency declaration – Vox. Sixteen states, including California, New York, and Michigan, are suing over Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency to obtain funding for a border wall. The suit against the Trump administration is the latest one the White House faces over the president’s announcement. The ACLU as well as […]

Elizabeth Warren To Unveil Sweeping Plan For Universal Child Care | HuffPost

Elizabeth Warren To Unveil Sweeping Plan For Universal Child Care | HuffPost. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will unveil a major new initiative on Tuesday designed to make sure every family can afford high-quality child care, according to several people who have heard about the proposal or seen material describing it in the past week. The plan seeks to make access […]

Why the German economy is sputtering

Why the German economy is sputtering. The German economy ground to a halt in the fourth quarter of last year. For most economic observers, this was a startling development. Despite the never-ending economic crises wracking Europe, Germany seemed like a perpetual bright spot, steadily clocking in 2-to-2.5 percent real GDP growth since 2014. But in the last year, Germany’s growth […]

5 Most Eye-Opening Insights From McCabe’s CBS Interview – Talking Points Memo

5 Most Eye-Opening Insights From McCabe’s CBS Interview – Talking Points Memo. by Kate Riga Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe gave a much-touted interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday, during which he elaborated on the obstruction of justice probe, the aftermath of former FBI Director James Comey’s firing and the measures he has taken to ensure that […]

Opinion | Bill de Blasio: The Path Amazon Rejected – The New York Times

Opinion | Bill de Blasio: The Path Amazon Rejected – The New York Times. The first word I had that Amazon was about to scrap an agreement to bring 25,000 new jobs to New York City came an hour before it broke in the news on Thursday. The call was brief and there was little explanation for the company’s reversal. […]

I’m really upset about losing Amazon’s HQ2.

I’m really upset about losing Amazon’s HQ2.. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had called Amazon’s decision to move to Queens the single biggest economic development deal in New York City history. And that means he just lost the single biggest economic development deal in New York City history. Amazon was supposed to get $3 billion in subsidies. In exchange, […]

DNC: Democratic National Committee votes down a ban on corporate PAC donations – Vox

DNC: Democratic National Committee votes down a ban on corporate PAC donations – Vox. An internal fight is roiling the Democratic National Committee over whether to forgo corporate PAC money and make a big statement against money in politics as the 2020 presidential election starts to shift into high gear. A small group of committee members thinks the DNC needs […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won’t ‘Settle For Scraps,’ Post-Amazon | HuffPost

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won't 'Settle For Scraps,' Post-Amazon | HuffPost. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) urged her constituents to raise the bar on job creation following Amazon’s scrapped plans for a headquarters in New York City. “We need to create dignified jobs in New York City, jobs that pay well, jobs that contribute to community, jobs that are part of a moral […]

The burden of the female politician

The burden of the female politician. An odd dynamic is developing in this first phase of the 2020 presidential race. Even as several female Democratic candidates, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, gain traction, Democratic voters and party officials alike are fretting over the wisdom of putting another woman at the top of the ticket. Needless to say, these […]

Iran To Europe: Do More To Save The Nuclear Deal! – Talking Points Memo

Iran To Europe: Do More To Save The Nuclear Deal! – Talking Points Memo. Europeans need to do more than talk if they want to preserve a deal meant to keep Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States, Iran’s foreign minister said Sunday, slamming Washington as the “biggest source of destabilization” in the […]

California’s move to Super Tuesday hands Harris a big edge in 2020 – POLITICO

California’s move to Super Tuesday hands Harris a big edge in 2020 – POLITICO. ‘Our strategy runs straight through California,’ says a top adviser. But a subpar performance in her home state could also sink Harris’ candidacy. Kamala Harris is building a wall around California. The Democratic senator has been activating her forces on the home front since launching her […]

Nancy Pelosi bet on the courts to stop Trump’s emergency wall. Big mistake.

Nancy Pelosi bet on the courts to stop Trump’s emergency wall. Big mistake.. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday in order to build a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border. If he ultimately gets the wall he wants, it will only be because Democrats who control the House of Representatives let him have it. Fortunately, the Constitution does […]

Bill and Melinda Gates annual letter 2019: is their fortune justifiable? – Vox

Bill and Melinda Gates annual letter 2019: is their fortune justifiable? – Vox. Finding the best ways to do good. Made possible by The Rockefeller Foundation. Bill and Melinda Gates are odd billionaires. The Gateses, who released their foundation’s annual letter this week, are not cartoonishly out-of-touch would-be aesthetes like Steven Schwarzman, the private equity billionaire who gave Yale $150 […]

Trump’s never-ending fantasy about the Wall

Trump's never-ending fantasy about the Wall. Did Mexico finally pick up the phone? I can think of no other reason why President Trump should suddenly have decided on Thursday, after weeks of pointless congressional wrangling and the longest (partial) government shutdown in history, that he is going to build his border wall by executive fiat after all. The whole thing […]

Nancy Pelosi bet on the courts to stop Trump’s emergency wall. Big mistake.

Nancy Pelosi bet on the courts to stop Trump’s emergency wall. Big mistake.. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday in order to build a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border. If he ultimately gets the wall he wants, it will only be because Democrats who control the House of Representatives let him have it. Fortunately, the Constitution does […]

2019 has been Trump’s most disjunctive year yet. And it’s only February. – Vox

2019 has been Trump’s most disjunctive year yet. And it’s only February. – Vox. A few weeks after the longest government shutdown in history, projected to have cost $3 billion in lost GDP, it looks as though we won’t have another one right away. Over the objections of leaders in his own party, Trump has announced that he will declare […]

Supreme Court Will Hear Case Challenging Citizenship Question In 2020 Census | HuffPost

Supreme Court Will Hear Case Challenging Citizenship Question In 2020 Census | HuffPost. The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Friday that it would hear an expedited appeal in a case seeking to block the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The justices’ decision to take up the case of Department of Commerce v. New York […]

This Is the Green New Deal’s Biggest Problem – Mother Jones

This Is the Green New Deal’s Biggest Problem – Mother Jones. by Alex Baca Sprawl is made possible by highways. This is expensive—in 2015, the Victoria Transport Policy Institute estimated that sprawl costs America more than $1 trillion a year in reduced business activity, environmental damage, consumer expenses, and other costs. Leaving aside the emissions from the 1.1 billion trips […]

Good riddance to Amazon’s New York swindle

Good riddance to Amazon's New York swindle. After a tremendous backlash from community leaders and activists, Amazon is reversing plans to place a new headquarters in Queens — and more importantly, giving up a giant sack of tax benefits (totaling over $3 billion) from various parts of the New York government. That outrageous handout — negotiated in secret with New […]

Trump Laments He’ll ‘Never’ Get Nobel Prize: Obama Got It After ’15 Seconds’ In Office – Talking Points Memo

Trump Laments He’ll ‘Never’ Get Nobel Prize: Obama Got It After ’15 Seconds’ In Office – Talking Points Memo. by Nicole Lafond President Trump is salty he hasn’t gotten the Nobel Peace Prize yet, unlike his predecessor who Trump said received the honor about “15 seconds” after being elected. “Prime Minister Abe of Japan gave me the most beautiful copy […]

‘I feel bad for him at this point’: Democrats starting to dismiss Schultz – POLITICO

'I feel bad for him at this point': Democrats starting to dismiss Schultz – POLITICO. Democratic National Committee members said their fears are eased by what they’ve seen so far from the billionaire coffee magnate. Here’s how poorly Howard Schultz’s presidential campaign float is going: Democrats who initially reacted with terror that his potential independent bid for president might hand […]

Alabama Woman Who Moved To Syria To Join ISIS Wants To Come Home | The Daily Caller

Alabama Woman Who Moved To Syria To Join ISIS Wants To Come Home | The Daily Caller. An Alabama woman who joined ISIS now wants to come home as US-backed forces are seizing the group’s last-held territory in Syria. Hoda Muthana was captured as she fled ISIS-controlled territory, according to an exclusive interview in The Guardian. Once captured, she claimed […]

Continetti: Sanders Fills the Vacuum Biden Is Leaving Open, and That Helps Trump

Continetti: Sanders Fills the Vacuum Biden Is Leaving Open, and That Helps Trump. Washington Free Beacon editor in chief Matthew Continetti said Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (D., Vt.) entrance into the crowded field of Democratic candidates will help President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. During a Tuesday appearance on Fox News Channel’s Special Report, Continetti argued the Democrats have largely […]

Strange Paradoxes of Our Age | National Review

Strange Paradoxes of Our Age | National Review. From race, to environmentalism, to wealth, the gulf between ideological rhetoric and reality has rarely been wider. Modern prophets often say one thing and do another. Worse, they often advocate in the abstract as a way of justifying their doing the opposite in the concrete. The result is that contemporary culture abounds […]

In Health Care, We Need Less Government, Not More

In Health Care, We Need Less Government, Not More. In a new Gallup poll, 35 percent say government is the worst problem facing the U.S. In the 55 years that Gallup has asked the question — “What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” — this is the highest percentage of people who have identified […]

Judge deals blow to Obama hopes of building his library on historic park land

Judge deals blow to Obama hopes of building his library on historic park land. by Anna Giaritelli · February 20, 2019 A federal judge on Tuesday dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s presidential center in Chicago by allowing a lawsuit against the project to continue. Protect Our Parks, Inc., along with conservation and historical groups, sued last May to […]

Trump WH ‘exploring every legal option’ to reclaim money from defunct California high-speed rail project | Fox News

Trump WH 'exploring every legal option' to reclaim money from defunct California high-speed rail project | Fox News. Chuck Devore, former California assemblyman, says the cost of high-speed rail tickets would cost twice as much as an airline ticket. The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it is exploring “every legal option” to reclaim $2.5 billion in federal funds spent […]

Venezuelan soldiers to guard border ahead of aid entry, …

Venezuelan soldiers to guard border ahead of aid entry, …. Venezuelan troops will remain stationed along the country’s borders to prevent territorial violations, the defense minister said on Tuesday, ahead of the opposition’s plan to bring in humanitarian aid to alleviate an economic crisis. President Nicolas Maduro has rejected offers of foreign food and medicine, denying there are widespread shortages […]

Political Incompetence and Questionable Science

Political Incompetence and Questionable Science. by Gary Gindler · February 19, 2019 How should we treat the political opponents of President Trump, who argue that Trump is Putin’s puppet, and that he will be in prison no later than next Monday? What do we do with the followers of Soros (and Elizabeth Warren), who say that Trump is a temporary […]

Trump Has Legal Authority To Use Emergency Funds For Border Wall

Trump Has Legal Authority To Use Emergency Funds For Border Wall. by Sean Davis · February 19, 2019 A review of existing federal laws makes clear that President Donald Trump has clear statutory authority to build a border wall pursuant to a declaration of a national emergency. Arguments to the contrary either mischaracterize or completely ignore existing federal emergency declarations […]

Ginsburg smiles, speaks in clear voice in return to Supreme Court bench | TheHill

Ginsburg smiles, speaks in clear voice in return to Supreme Court bench | TheHill. by Lydia Wheeler · February 19, 2019 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood tall and smiled as she stepped up to the bench for her first oral argument following a surgery in December. The 85-year-old member of the court’s liberal wing was forced to miss arguments in […]

‘Socialist’ AOC takes up residence in tower that doesn’t allow poor – WND

'Socialist' AOC takes up residence in tower that doesn't allow poor – WND. Congressional newcomer Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y., fretted after her election that she might not be able to afford living in Washington. She has lobbied for affordable housing, and the self-described democratic socialist in her “Green New Deal” calls for “Safe, affordable, adequate housing” for all. So her […]

Lawyers For Covington Boy File Suit Against WaPo for $250 Million

Lawyers For Covington Boy File Suit Against WaPo for $250 Million. by Debra Heine · February 19, 2019 Lawyers for Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann have filed a lawsuit against the Washington Post seeking $250 million in both compensatory and punitive damages. Here is the Complaint filed today against The Washington Post on behalf of Nick Sandmann. All […]

Shocker: North Korea Is Building More Nuclear Weapons (3 Reasons To Look Past the Headlines) | The National Interest

Shocker: North Korea Is Building More Nuclear Weapons (3 Reasons To Look Past the Headlines) | The National Interest. by Daniel R. DePetris · February 15, 2019 The reports on North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile program keep on coming. First, in November 2018, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterrey, California discovered a new missile base with an […]

Trump Approval by Gallup: 44%, Up 7 Points

Trump Approval by Gallup: 44%, Up 7 Points. by Michael W. Chapman · February 19, 2019 Trump Approval by Gallup: 44%, Up 7 Points By | February 19, 2019 | 1:45 PM EST President Donald Trump. (YouTube) (CNSNews.com) — The latest Gallup poll on presidential job approval shows that President Donald J. Trump is at 44%, which is up 7 […]

As Investigations Find No Collusion, Trump Haters Learn Nothing

As Investigations Find No Collusion, Trump Haters Learn Nothing. Here is the problem for Trump critics. They began with the wrong premise. They believed that Hillary Clinton should have won the 2016 presidential election. Then they deluded themselves by embracing the notion that Donald Trump was illegitimate, unstable, stupid, and an offense to everything they consider normal. This led the […]

Trump Is Winning the Battle Over the Wall | The American Spectator

Trump Is Winning the Battle Over the Wall | The American Spectator. Score another one for President Trump. On Friday the President walked into the Rose Garden to discuss his signing of an order declaring a “national emergency” in the case for building a wall along the southern border. Among other things, he said this: [We’re declaring the emergency] because […]

Record Number of Americans Call Government Our Biggest Problem – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Record Number of Americans Call Government Our Biggest Problem – Hit & Run : Reason.com. Everywhere you turn, you hear about the rebirth of socialism, right? Democratic presidential hopefuls such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris, among others, are calling for massive expansions of the state as part of their platforms. This may not be classic, control-the-means-of-production socialism, […]

Harris Freezes When Asked About Calling Smollett Incident a ‘Modern-Day Lynching’

Harris Freezes When Asked About Calling Smollett Incident a 'Modern-Day Lynching'. Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) froze and awkwardly looked around when pressed Monday on her tweet that the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett was a “modern-day lynching,” before saying she needed to see all the facts. Smollet, a gay, black actor, claimed he was the victim of a hate […]

Ilhan Omar & Elliott Abrams: The Left Distorts What Happened in El Salvador | National Review

Ilhan Omar & Elliott Abrams: The Left Distorts What Happened in El Salvador | National Review. In a viral exchange at a congressional hearing last week, the new congresswoman from Minnesota, Ilhan Omar, who is quickly establishing herself as the most reprehensible member of the House Democratic freshman class despite stiff competition, launched into Elliott Abrams. She accused the former Reagan […]

All the Pro-Trade Democrats Go Missing

All the Pro-Trade Democrats Go Missing. Does anyone know where all those free trade Democrats went? Since Donald Trump burst onto the scene, liberal policy wonks and their Democratic allies have had a field day torching him for his tariff policies. Last year when I testified before the Senate on auto tariffs, nearly every Democrat on the committee, including Elizabeth […]

Joe Biden tells Europeans in Munich that America is ‘an embarrassment’

Joe Biden tells Europeans in Munich that America is 'an embarrassment'. by Joel Gehrke · February 16, 2019 MUNICH — Speaking on German soil 75 years after the U.S. and its allies prepared for D-Day, Joe Biden described America as “an embarrassment” and its trade policies “self-defeating.” “The America I see values basic human decency, not snatching children from their […]

Lara Logan Trashes Media Reports Based on Anonymous Sources

Lara Logan Trashes Media Reports Based on Anonymous Sources. In a recent interview, CBS News Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan critiqued the international “liberal” media while holding up outlets like Breitbart as the opposite side of the coin. Logan spoke to retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland about a variety of topics on Friday for his Mike Drop podcast (h/t Breitbart), and […]

Colin Kaepernick Successfully Shakes Down the NFL

Colin Kaepernick Successfully Shakes Down the NFL. by Christopher Paslay · February 18, 2019 On Friday, the NFL officially capitulated to washed up quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his social justice Gestapo, agreeing to settle Kaepernick’s alleged “collusion” case under confidential terms. “The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by […]

Yank Federal Funding For Research Using The Bodies Of Aborted Babies

Yank Federal Funding For Research Using The Bodies Of Aborted Babies. by Willis L. Krumholz · February 18, 2019 New York State just passed a gruesome law that legalizes abortions up to and including the point of birth. A bill in Virginia, supported by Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, would have apparently legalized the killing of just-born infants. The pro-life movement […]

States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump’s national emergency declaration | TheHill

States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration | TheHill. by Chris Mills Rodrigo · February 18, 2019 A group of 16 states filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block President Trump’s move to declare a national emergency to get funding for his proposed southern border wall. The states, 15 of which have Democratic governors, called the situation […]

Supreme Court will decide census citizenship question

Supreme Court will decide census citizenship question. The Supreme Court will decide by the end of June whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a quick schedule so questionnaires can be printed on time. In a one-line order Friday, the justices agreed to hear oral arguments in the case the second week of April. […]

Warren: Duty ‘to invoke 25th amendment’ if Trump unfit – WND

Warren: Duty 'to invoke 25th amendment' if Trump unfit – WND. If Trump administration officials believe the president cannot fulfill his duties, they have an obligation to invoke the 25th Amendment, 2020 hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., told reporters after a campaign rally Sunday in Las Vegas. She was commenting on former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s claim in a […]

New York City Makes it Illegal to Discriminate on the Basis of Hairstyle

New York City Makes it Illegal to Discriminate on the Basis of Hairstyle. by Rick Moran · February 18, 2019 The killjoys at the New York City Commission on Human Rights are at it again. Not content to prevent us from discriminating on the basis of race, sex, creed, ethnic origin, sexual preference, gender identity, weight, height, age, (take a […]