Trump Tweets Germany Owes ‘Vast Sums Of Money To NATO’

Trump Tweets Germany Owes 'Vast Sums Of Money To NATO'. In tweets published on Saturday morning, President Donald Trump insisted that he had a productive meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But then he said that Germany owes money to NATO. Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. […]

Brazile: Sending Clinton town hall topics ‘mistake I will forever regret’ | TheHill

Brazile: Sending Clinton town hall topics ‘mistake I will forever regret’ | TheHill. by Joe Concha · March 17, 2017 Donna Brazile says passing along a list of topics for a TV town hall event to Hillary Clinton’s campaign was “a mistake I will forever regret.” Brazile, who was the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) interim chairwoman this summer and is […]

How bad are things with North Korea?

How bad are things with North Korea?. by Joshua Keating · March 17, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is briefed by Gen. Vincent K. Brooks as a North Korean soldier takes a photograph through a window at the U.N. Command Military Armistice Commission meeting room at the border village of Panmunjom on Friday. Lee Jin-man/AFP/Getty Images Rex Tillerson […]

Angela Merkel Gave An Impassioned Plea For Refugees. Trump Ignored Her. | The Huffington Post

Angela Merkel Gave An Impassioned Plea For Refugees. Trump Ignored Her. | The Huffington Post. by Alana Horowitz Satlin · March 17, 2017 German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed her commitment to refugees during a press conference held after her meeting with President Donald Trump, who has actively fought to keep Syrian refugees out of the U.S. He totally dodged the […]

No, Feeding Hungry Kids and Seniors Isn’t a Waste of Money | Mother Jones

No, Feeding Hungry Kids and Seniors Isn't a Waste of Money | Mother Jones. Next up: puppy kicking? Put that apple down, you little moocher. KeremYucel/iStock Justifying steep spending cuts in the Trump administration’s proposed budget announced on Thursday, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney lashed out at federal programs that deliver after-school food aid to low-income kids. Mulvaney: No […]

Let’s talk about the weird psychosexual energy in Beauty and the Beast

Let's talk about the weird psychosexual energy in Beauty and the Beast. Never would I have expected a live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast to work. The original 1991 animated film was way too weird … especially when it comes to sexuality. For one thing, the original was built around distortions of masculinity that are tough to replicate live […]

The Lessons of Obamacare – Vox

The Lessons of Obamacare – Vox. On January 6, President Barack Obama sat down with us for one of his final interviews before leaving the White House. The subject was the Affordable Care Act — the legislation that has come to carry his name and define his legacy. It was strange circumstances Obama found himself in. He was leaving office […]

The Leader of the Free World Meets Donald Trump – POLITICO Magazine

The Leader of the Free World Meets Donald Trump – POLITICO Magazine. by James P. Rubin · March 16, 2017 Getty Angela Merkel, whether she wants the job or not, is the West’s last, best hope. This time the media hype surrounding a White House meeting is no wild exaggeration. When President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel finally […]

Van Jones on Trump, liberal resistance, and what Corey Lewandowski is really like.

Van Jones on Trump, liberal resistance, and what Corey Lewandowski is really like.. by Isaac Chotiner · March 16, 2017 Van Jones speaks onstage at the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Jan. 19 in Washington. Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Busboys and Poets Throughout the 2016 campaign, Van Jones became something of a progressive hero for his […]

Wendy Davis on why women need to drop the “being nice” act – Vox

Wendy Davis on why women need to drop the "being nice" act – Vox. by Marcie Bianco · March 16, 2017 Former Texas state senator Wendy Davis Getty Images Back in 2014, Wendy Davis was simply a Democratic lawmaker in a red state. But an 11-hour filibuster against a bill that aimed to restrict Texas women’s access to abortion thrust […]

Senior Trump Adviser Thinks Muslims ‘By And Large’ Want To ‘Subjugate’ Non-Muslims | The Huffington Post

Senior Trump Adviser Thinks Muslims 'By And Large' Want To 'Subjugate' Non-Muslims | The Huffington Post. A senior national security official in the White House has said he believes Muslims are dedicated to establishing Sharia law in Western countries, where he apparently thinks they want to “subjugate and humiliate” non-Muslims. Frank Wuco ― a former radio host and veteran Naval […]

California Wants to Hire EPA Staffers Who Are Sick of Trump | Mother Jones

California Wants to Hire EPA Staffers Who Are Sick of Trump | Mother Jones. Mother Jones · by Rebecca Leber · March 16, 2017 Go west, young environmental policy wonk! stellalevi/Getty Images Michael Picker stood in the freezing cold outside of the Environmental Protection Agency early Thursday morning passing out fliers that read, “Come work for California. Fight climate change.” […]

Barack Obama’s theory of politics is and always has been garbage

Barack Obama's theory of politics is and always has been garbage. Barack Obama is a masterful politician, one of the best in American history. So it’s rather strange that his most important idea about politics is complete nonsense — one which he refuses to ditch after it has repeatedly blown up in his face. I’m speaking of his belief that […]

Anti-Trump talk — even at my mother’s funeral – The Boston Globe

Anti-Trump talk — even at my mother’s funeral – The Boston Globe. by Joan Vennochi · March 15, 2017 When it comes to battling Donald Trump, no ground is sacred. I learned that at my mother’s funeral. Walking out of church, I stopped to hug a relative I seldom see and thank her for attending. As the casket was being […]

Trump Channels Old Hickory – The New York Times

Trump Channels Old Hickory – The New York Times. by Gail Collins · March 16, 2017 President Trump at the grave of President Andrew Jackson in Nashville on Wednesday. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times Donald Trump wants us to think he’s like Andrew Jackson. So there he was, at Jackson’s home in Tennessee on Wednesday, celebrating Old Hickory’s 250th birthday. […]

Hawaii judge halts Trump’s second attempt at travel ban – POLITICO

Hawaii judge halts Trump's second attempt at travel ban – POLITICO. by Josh Gerstein · March 15, 2017 President Donald Trump effectively abandoned an earlier, broader version of his travel ban order after the bulk of it was blocked by another federal judge. | Getty The ruling is a major setback for the president’s revised executive order cracking down on […]

Rachel Maddow’s Trump taxes scoop was a cynical, self-defeating spectacle.

Rachel Maddow's Trump taxes scoop was a cynical, self-defeating spectacle.. by Willa Paskin · March 15, 2017 Rachel Maddow had the goods, but she oversold them. MSNBC At 7:36 pm Tuesday night, Rachel Maddow tweeted “BREAKING: We’ve got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC. (Seriously),” sending the internet into a frenzy of theorizing. Did Maddow have Donald Trump’s tax […]

Senate Democrats are threatening a government shutdown over Trump’s border wall – Vox

Senate Democrats are threatening a government shutdown over Trump’s border wall – Vox. by Tara Golshan · March 15, 2017 Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer has warned Republicans that Democrats are going to put up a fight. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Republicans have been warned: Any attempt to fund the southern border wall could lead to a government shutdown […]

Trump Has Yet To Reach Out To Any Top Democrats On Obamacare Reform | The Huffington Post

Trump Has Yet To Reach Out To Any Top Democrats On Obamacare Reform | The Huffington Post. When former President Barack Obama sought to pass the Affordable Care Act in 2009, he spent months painstakingly trying to convince moderate Republican senators to support a bill. Now that President Donald Trump is trying his own overhaul of the American health care […]

Trump Claims ‘Assault’ On US Auto Industry, Saved Under Obama, Is Over

Trump Claims 'Assault' On US Auto Industry, Saved Under Obama, Is Over. President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed that he ended “the assault on the American auto industry,” though the actions of President Barack Obama’s administration are widely understood to have saved the industry. “The assault on the American auto industry, believe me, is over. It’s over. Not going to […]

Donald Trump’s failing presidency

Donald Trump's failing presidency. What would a failed Trump administration look like? It certainly doesn’t need to involve President Trump’s impeachment and removal from office. Rather, imagine this: As the 2018 midterm elections approach, Trump’s only accomplishment is starting construction on the southern border mega-wall. No ObamaCare replacement. No big tax cut. No big infrastructure plan. And millions of American […]

Donald, Have I Got a Deal for You – The New York Times

Donald, Have I Got a Deal for You – The New York Times. by Thomas L. Friedman · March 15, 2017 North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, speaking in Pyongyang in 2016 below portraits of two predecessors, Kim Il-sung, left, and Kim Jong-il. Wong Maye-E/Associated Press Every president has an early foreign policy test, and Donald Trump is no exception. Trump’s […]

Op-Ed: Donald Trump just got a nice victory, thanks, of all people, to Rachel Maddow

Op-Ed: Donald Trump just got a nice victory, thanks, of all people, to Rachel Maddow. by Jay Yarow · March 14, 2017 On her Tuesday show, Rachel Maddow teased a scoop: She had Donald Trump’s 2005 tax returns. It was the first time his federal returns would be released. Small digression: MSNBC’s Maddow didn’t have them. Investigative reporter David Cay […]

Inside the Democrats’ Plan to Fight Trump – Rolling Stone

Inside the Democrats' Plan to Fight Trump – Rolling Stone. by Andy Kroll Congressman Gerry Connolly, a five-term Democrat who represents northern Virginia, marched into his office on Capitol Hill and assembled his staff for an impromptu meeting. “I’m going to the airport,” he told them, “and I may be arrested.” Two days before, Friday, January 27th, President Donald Trump […]

The Original Lie About Obamacare – The New York Times

The Original Lie About Obamacare – The New York Times. by David Leonhardt · March 14, 2017 President Obama signing the health insurance reform bill at the White House in 2010. Doug Mills/The New York Times You hear it from Republicans, pundits and even some Democrats. It’s often said in a tone of regret: I wish Obama had done health […]

Kindest Cuts – John Stossel

Kindest Cuts – John Stossel. by John Stossel “Devastating!” shouts Chuck Schumer. Even Republicans are unhappy. Big spending “conservative” congressman Hal Rogers calls President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts “draconian, careless and counterproductive.” But Trump’s cuts are good! Why do politicians always assume that government spending helps people? It always has unintended consequences. Foreign aid is attached to idealistic notions […]

GM Prepares For A Future In Which Americans Don’t Own Cars – The American Interest

GM Prepares For A Future In Which Americans Don’t Own Cars – The American Interest. If no one bought cars, how would automobile manufacturers make money? Car executives have been asking that question as they look to a future in which ride-sharing replaces individual ownership, and no one has been more aggressive than General Motors. GM’s latest idea is to […]

After Trump Meeting, House Republicans Tout Change to American Health Care Act – Washington Free Beacon

After Trump Meeting, House Republicans Tout Change to American Health Care Act – Washington Free Beacon. House Republicans touted amendments to the American Health Care Act, the GOP’s Obamacare replacement, after their meeting with President Donald Trump today. “For weeks now, President Trump has gotten directly engaged in negotiating with our members,” said House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) […]

From Commander in Chief to Journalist for Hire | The Weekly Standard

From Commander in Chief to Journalist for Hire | The Weekly Standard. George Osborne, Britain’s longtime Chancellor of the Exchequer until the fall of the Cameron government, seems to have raised some eyebrows recently with his announcement that, beginning in May, he will become editor of the [London] Evening Standard. And keep his seat in the House of Commons. To […]

Podesta Was Board Member Of Firm Linked To Russian Investors | The Daily Caller

Podesta Was Board Member Of Firm Linked To Russian Investors | The Daily Caller. Rep. Louie Gohmert, an outspoken House Republican from Texas, is calling for a congressional investigation of John Podesta’s role with Rusnano, a state-run company founded by Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. Podesta — best known as Hillary Clinton’s […]

Articles: Impeach Trump? I Don’t Think So

Articles: Impeach Trump? I Don't Think So. by Lloyd Marcus · March 22, 2017 The Left continues to relentlessly promote their lie that Trump stole the election by scheming with the Russians. Their goal is to get enough people believing Trump’s presidency is illegitimate that they can impeach him. Folks, these people on the Left and GOP establishment still do […]

Russians Did Not ‘Hack The Election.’ Repeat. Russians Did Not ‘Hack The Election’

Russians Did Not ‘Hack The Election.’ Repeat. Russians Did Not ‘Hack The Election’. by David Harsanyi · March 21, 2017 After FBI Director James Comey confirmed the existence of an investigation into potential ties between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, conspiracy theorists rejoiced. Yet it’s almost certain they won’t get what they desire. Don’t get me wrong, I’m always rooting […]

Trump to Republicans: Vote for Obamacare repeal or lose your seat – POLITICO

Trump to Republicans: Vote for Obamacare repeal or lose your seat – POLITICO. by Kyle Cheney · March 21, 2017 ‘I’m asking for your vote on Thursday,’ the president said. President Donald Trump arrived on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning with a stern message for Republicans who’ve been wobbly about dismantling Obamacare: Give me your vote or you may lose your […]

Turkey’s Frightening Trifecta: ISIS, Erdogan & U.S. Nukes – The Daily Beast

Turkey’s Frightening Trifecta: ISIS, Erdogan & U.S. Nukes – The Daily Beast. by Christopher Dickey · March 22, 2017 PARIS—If we’re going to judge America’s NATO allies by their defense spending, as President Donald Trump seems intent on doing, then Turkey should be in good odor. Its military is the second biggest in the alliance, and it is one of […]

No promises and no one above law, Supreme Court pick says

No promises and no one above law, Supreme Court pick says. by ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch declared Tuesday he’s made no promises to Donald Trump or anyone else about how he’ll vote on abortion or other issues and testified he’ll have no trouble as a justice holding anyone accountable, including the president who picked […]

Muslim Brotherhood spending millions to fight terror designation

Muslim Brotherhood spending millions to fight terror designation. Confirming a WND report, the Middle East Media Research Institute found the Muslim Brotherhood has signed a contract with an American lobbying firm to spend $4.8 million “to help it establish ties with Trump administration officials.” There apparently is reason for the Brotherhood to believe lobbying is necessary. “Already in November 2016, […]

Why China Must Confront North Korea | The National Interest

Why China Must Confront North Korea | The National Interest. If the United States pursues a more militaristic agenda towards North Korea under Trump, then China has largely itself to blame. After years of China turning a blind eye to sanctions violators and keeping the dangerous North Korean regime alive and its leaders well fed, now a new American administration […]

Rev. Graham: Pray for Gorsuch — ‘Atheist Progressives’ Want to ‘Marginalize Christians,’ Strip God From Society

Rev. Graham: Pray for Gorsuch — 'Atheist Progressives' Want to 'Marginalize Christians,' Strip God From Society. Commenting on the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, evangelist Franklin Graham said the high court was the paramount issue of the 2016 election and Christians should pray for Gorsuch, adding that “atheist progressives” are working furiously to “strip God and […]

Gorsuch Shows Legal Skill, Commitment to Rule of Law

Gorsuch Shows Legal Skill, Commitment to Rule of Law. by Elizabeth Slattery · March 21, 2017 Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee met today to question Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in the second day of his confirmation hearing. From the travel ban to abortion to statutory interpretation, here are some of the key exchanges between Gorsuch and the Senators. […]

Trump Warns GOPs to Vote for Health Bill or Maybe Lose Seats

Trump Warns GOPs to Vote for Health Bill or Maybe Lose Seats. by Bridget Johnson · March 21, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump dropped by on the House Republican caucus this morning in advance of a planned Thursday vote on the American Health Care Act as most House Freedom Caucus members remained not swayed to vote for the Obamacare replacement. […]

Erdogan’s Caliphate Threatens NATO | The American Spectator

Erdogan’s Caliphate Threatens NATO | The American Spectator. by Jed Babbin · March 21, 2017 Among NATO’s most serious problems is Recip Erdogan, the president of Turkey. He is more than a political nuisance, because he threatens both the commitment of NATO’s members to defend each other and the Westernized composition of the nation he leads. In the last half […]

Transgender weightlifter wins women’s competition, sparking debate on fairness – TheBlaze

Transgender weightlifter wins women’s competition, sparking debate on fairness – TheBlaze. by Brandon Morse · March 21, 2017 A man, identifying as a transgender woman, recently dominated a female weightlifting competition, sparking debate on fairness in sports. Gavin Hubbard, 39 — now going by Laurel Hubbard — is a New Zealand weightlifter who dominated the Australian International weightlifting competition in […]

The Coming German Energy Crisis – Reason.com

The Coming German Energy Crisis – Reason.com. by Marian Tupy · March 21, 2017 Recently, I came across a report by Fritz Vahrenholt, Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hamburg, entitled Germany’s Energiewende: a disaster in the making. It made for interesting reading. In the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in 2011, the German government decided […]

Comey Doesn’t Say Much – WSJ

Comey Doesn’t Say Much – WSJ. Well, that wasn’t very helpful. FBI director James Comey took his latest star turn before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday and didn’t disclose much of anything new about Russian meddling in the presidential election or wiretaps of Trump Tower. Mr. Comey did confirm what four bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate intelligence […]

Supreme Court needs judges like Gorsuch because America has leaders like Schumer | Washington Examiner

Supreme Court needs judges like Gorsuch because America has leaders like Schumer | Washington Examiner. by Washington Examiner · March 20, 2017 Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., last Wednesday dragged out his feeble effort to block Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Ahead of today’s confirmation hearing, he trotted out three people, representing supposed “victims” of Gorsuch’s jurisprudence. […]

Trump administration boycotts UN council session over anti-Israel ‘bias’ | Fox News

Trump administration boycotts UN council session over anti-Israel 'bias' | Fox News. by Adam Shaw The Trump administration said Monday that it is boycotting a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, amid growing concerns by the administration over the U.N.’s anti-Israel stance. The boycott, first reported by The Washington Free Beacon, comes as the council was expected to […]

Trump Budget Drains the Swamp – Stephen Moore

Trump Budget Drains the Swamp – Stephen Moore. Everyone in Washington hates Donald Trump’s new budget. So it must have something going for it. This is a budget plan that will surgically remove trillions of dollars of wasteful spending from the obese $3.9 trillion federal budget. Many agencies will have to live with cuts of 5, 10 and 30 percent, […]

Thanks to Shale, America Is the Global Green Leader – The American Interest

Thanks to Shale, America Is the Global Green Leader – The American Interest. by Neil Gilbert Global greenhouse gas emissions stalled for the third year in a row in 2016, and environmentalists the world over are going to have to swallow their pride and give credit where credit is due: to the American shale revolution. The FT reports: A striking […]

General Strike Take Three

General Strike Take Three. After a February general strike fizzled, labor groups claim several hundred thousand service workers across the nation will walk off the job on May 1 to protest the Trump administration. The California chapter of the politically powerful Service Employers International Union (SEIU) told BuzzFeed that many of its 700,000 members plan to participate in a general […]

Gorsuch Shines on Day One | The Weekly Standard

Gorsuch Shines on Day One | The Weekly Standard. In case you didn’t notice, the star performer in the Judiciary Committee today was the nominee himself, Judge Neil Gorsuch. He began by thanking the President for nominating him and various Senators—in both parties—for their courtesies during the ongoing confirmation process. He followed with praise for his wife Louise—”I could not […]

ICE Releases List Of Sanctuary Cities Set To Lose Funding | The Daily Caller

ICE Releases List Of Sanctuary Cities Set To Lose Funding | The Daily Caller. Immigration and Customs Enforcement identified Monday 118 sanctuary jurisdictions around the country that could lose federal funds. An executive order signed by President Trump in late January called for sanctuary jurisdictions to be stripped of federal funding and for ICE to release a weekly report on […]

Articles: Mr. President(s), Meet Frau Merkel

Articles: Mr. President(s), Meet Frau Merkel. by Jonathan F. Keiler · March 20, 2017 The latest example of the mainstream media rewriting history to damage President Trump is falsely and adversely comparing his first meetings with German chancellor Angela Merkel to former President Obama’s. Per the Washington Post, there was a “visible lack of warmth” between Trump and the chancellor […]

Is The Democratic Party Going Extinct?

Is The Democratic Party Going Extinct?. by Dominic Lynch · March 20, 2017 Donald Trump’s populist victory has turned conventional political wisdom on its head. Going into the election, the media and the electorate largely believed Hillary Clinton would crush Trump and become the first woman president. But as the night of November 8 wore on, it became clear that […]