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OPEC Is Caught Between Shale and a Hard Place

GOP Sours on Obamacare Repeal; Next Attempt Unlikely Before 2019

The Big Façade: Only 17% of Americans support the Republican healthcare bill

One lawyer stole more than half a billion dollars from Social Security

Working Class White America is ‘Dying of Despair’

The Ryancare Route—Winning by Losing?

Outraged mom says TSA treated family "like dogs" during son's pat-down

Louisiana Police Officer who Shot and Killed a 6-year-old Autistic Child Found Guilty

83-year-old Grandpa Forgot to Use His Blinker, So Cops Put Him in the Hospital

The Transformation Of Our Nation Into A Complete Surveillance State Is Almost In Place: “You’re Known, Your Vehicle Is Known, Your Daily Itinerary, Shopping Habits… It’s All Being Recorded”

Oklahoma home invasion shooting: Suspected getaway driver arrested

Robert Barnes: Can Trump Legally Stop Sanctuary Cities? Yes. Remember Brown v. Board of Education

Having Co-Opted the Tea Party Nationwide, Trump Tries to Stamp out its Remnants in Congress

Did the Government Spy on Trump? Of Course. It Spies on All of Us!

What Are the Republicans Waiting For?

Republicans should be disgusted with the House Freedom Caucus

Freedom Caucus: Do these 29 white men run America?

House forms Freedom Caucus

Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) On Why He Resigned From The Freedom Caucus:

Paul Ryan: Push for health-care reform will continue

GOP moderates blame Freedom Caucus for tanking the terrible Trump/Ryan health-care bill

Rep. Mo Brooks files bill to repeal Obamacare

The GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Bill Is Dead Because Trump Doesn’t Understand How Health Policy Works

NoHo school budget cuts due to high white student percentage sparks outrage

Jim Jordan Crushes Reince Priebus False Narrative on Obamacare Repeal

Why Steve Bannon Might Be the Winner of the GOP’s Health-Care Civil War

Many GOP lawmakers furious at Freedom Caucus over healthcare bill

Abraham, Higgins: Blame GOP Freedom Caucus for saving Obamacare

Rep. Adam Kinzinger: Freedom Caucus hampering GOP’s ability to govern

Conservatism's worst enemy? The Freedom Caucus.

AG Sessions says he’ll punish sanctuaries, cities could lose billions of dollars

GOP cave on Obamacare repeal is the biggest broken promise in political history

Enough With the Recriminations [over RyanCare], Go Back to Work

Levin: A big thank you to the Freedom Caucus patriots!

The Freedom Caucus owes GOP leadership an apology

Opinions The Freedom Caucus blows its chance to govern

Ryancare Is Just A Shittier Version Of Obamacare

Following Health Care Debacle, White House Considers More Conservative Outreach

Dana Loesch just NAILED IT on the problem with fixing health care…

Merry Christmas

$10 Trillion Missing From Pentagon And No One — Not Even the DoD — Knows Where It Is

OPINION: The Damage the Freedom Caucus Has Done to the Young Trump Presidency, Republicans and the Country May Be Felt for Years

Trump shifts blame to Freedom Caucus

Poe says some members of Freedom Caucus would vote no against Ten Commandments

Latest Establishment Talking Point: Trump May Be Guilty of ‘Treason’

Who Owns Obamacare Now?

Disgusting: The Freedom Caucus Saves Obamacare Again

Trump: Democrats ‘Smiling’ Because Freedom Caucus ‘Saved Planned Parenthood’ and Obamacare

Trump shifts blame for health-care collapse to far right

The Freedom Caucus is at a crossroads


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OPEC Is Caught Between Shale and a Hard Place
Post Date: 2017-03-28 15:48:21 by Tooconservative
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Saudis, Russia, shale. That is all ye need to know in order to understand the oil market. The Saudis lead the OPEC oil cartel, Russia is their largest potential fellow traveler, and the Permian Basin in the Southwest is the oil-rich shale that stands between the other two and $100 per barrel oil. There was a time when the Saudi-led cartel of 13 oil producers could more or less control the price of oil. If the market got so high as to encourage the development of alternatives to oil, the Saudis would open the taps and increase production to bring prices down. If prices fell to unacceptable levels, Saudi Arabia and its partners would agree to production cutbacks, and stabilize or boost ...

GOP Sours on Obamacare Repeal; Next Attempt Unlikely Before 2019
Post Date: 2017-03-28 15:36:49 by Gatlin
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House Republicans won’t renew their effort to repeal the ACA and its taxes this year, likely delaying another attempt until 2019, lawmakers said March 27. The two committees responsible for designing the House’s failed Affordable Care Act repeal legislation have no plans to try again, Reps. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said. With midterm elections coming in 2018, the Republican effort to repeal the ACA is likely delayed until 2019, Collins told Bloomberg BNA. “The wounds are so deep and so raw,” Collins said of the failure to pass the repeal bill. ...

The Big Façade: Only 17% of Americans support the Republican healthcare bill
Post Date: 2017-03-28 15:24:30 by Gatlin
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Only 17% of Americans support the Republican healthcare bill, according to a poll released Thursday from Quinnipiac University. The Freedom Caucus members find a poll they like and one that in some way supports their agenda….then they treat it as though Moses had just ascended from Mount Sinai with the information carved in tablets. The Freedom Caucus members use this 17% facade to maintain a concealment of a more pleasant and creditable reality, while they completely ignore that: Only 26% of Americans favor a full repeal of the health care law, according to a Kaiser poll. The Kaiser Poll also shows 30% favor expanding the law and another 19 percent want lawmakers to move forward ...

One lawyer stole more than half a billion dollars from Social Security
Post Date: 2017-03-28 12:59:58 by Tooconservative
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This is one of those stories that just sounds as if it can’t be real. I mean, we all know that dishonest actors engage in fraud and rob the taxpayers by bilking the Social Security and Medicare systems. Some false claims are filed or relatives keep collecting the checks of people who have died. But stealing a half a billion dollars just sounds like something out of the next Oceans 11 film. And yet, according to this report from Government Executive, that’s exactly what happened in Kentucky. In a break for the governmentwide effort to thwart improper payments, the Justice Department on Friday announced a guilty plea by a Kentucky disability attorney involved in a scheme to ...

Working Class White America is ‘Dying of Despair’
Post Date: 2017-03-28 11:23:59 by Tooconservative
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Donald Trump is right. The health care issue is not going away. The ongoing slow-collapse of Obamacare guarantees that. Let’s add fuel to the fire: the latest bad news from health experts. White Americans are privileged, academics tell us. Yet millions of whites are experiencing a rise in mortality rates formerly associated with failing countries. They’re enduring health collapse, a massive social failure, like what happened to Russians in the 1990s. For most of my life, I’ve been hearing the same trope from progressives. “If only this” — insert social problem here — “were happening to ‘straight white males,’ America would declare it a ...

The Ryancare Route—Winning by Losing?
Post Date: 2017-03-28 11:08:59 by nativist nationalist
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Did the Freedom Caucus just pull the Republican Party back off the ledge, before it jumped to its death? A case can be made for that. Before the American Health Care Act, aka “Ryancare,” was pulled off the House floor Friday, it enjoyed the support—of 17 percent of Americans. Had it passed, it faced an Antietam in the GOP Senate, and probable defeat. Had it survived there, to be signed by President Trump, it would have meant 14 million Americans losing their health insurance in 2018. First among the losers would have been white working-class folks who delivered the Rust Belt states to President Trump. “Victory has a thousand fathers; defeat is an orphan,” said ...

Outraged mom says TSA treated family "like dogs" during son's pat-down
Post Date: 2017-03-28 11:06:08 by Deckard
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A mother is outraged with the Transportation Security Administration after she said officers treated her family “like dogs” at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Jennifer Williamson posted a video to Facebook on Sunday that shows a TSA agent thoroughly patting down her 13-year-old son for about two minutes. She said her family spent about an hour at the checkpoint and missed their flight.Jennifer Williamson posted a video to Facebook on Sunday that shows a TSA agent patting down her son Jennifer Williamson The TSA said the procedures performed by the officer in the video met new pat-down standards that went into effect earlier this month, reports CBS News correspondent ...

Louisiana Police Officer who Shot and Killed a 6-year-old Autistic Child Found Guilty
Post Date: 2017-03-28 10:27:03 by Deckard
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A Louisiana police officer who shot and killed a 6-year-old autistic boy is facing justice after having been found guilty of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter of the boy’s father who survived the high-speed car chase turned into a deadly shooting spree. Christopher Few- the father of the slain boy Jeremy Mardis, says that he was fleeing police to get his son to safety in the event he would be arrested, and the disgraced  Marksville deputy Derrick Stafford says he would have never opened fire had he known there was a child in the car. The problem lies in the fact that Stafford should have never pumped the vehicle with 14 bullets with 4 of the bullets entering ...

83-year-old Grandpa Forgot to Use His Blinker, So Cops Put Him in the Hospital
Post Date: 2017-03-28 10:05:38 by Deckard
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“The next thing I know, I was down on the ground.” Antrim County, MI  — Failing to use a blinker for a u-turn has ended with a stay in the hospital for an 83-year-old business owner in Antrim County. Bar owner, Larry Sevenski found out the hard way that police in America can and will escalate violence when it is entirely unnecessary — even against the elderly. Last week, Sevenski got a call from customers informing him that state troopers were parked outside of his pub, Larry’s Seven-Ski Inn. So, this business owner of 50 years decided to go talk to the police. He had no idea that this decision would end up with charges and a stay in the hospital. ...

The Transformation Of Our Nation Into A Complete Surveillance State Is Almost In Place: “You’re Known, Your Vehicle Is Known, Your Daily Itinerary, Shopping Habits… It’s All Being Recorded”
Post Date: 2017-03-28 09:44:03 by Deckard
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The headlines are awash with the recent tensions with North Korea, and most are focused intently upon this act of the play that has been running hot for several years, now.  Akin to the proverbial frog in cold water, however, we are not paying as much attention to the surveillance state that is continuing to wrap its tentacles around us.  Eurasia is our ally, Eastasia is our enemy…and nobody notices that the chocolate ration has been diminished.  While everyone focuses on what is reported in the headline news, everybody misses what is happening right before their eyes. Point of Sale is the new jail, the ubiquitous surveillance system that records your every purchase and ...

Oklahoma home invasion shooting: Suspected getaway driver arrested
Post Date: 2017-03-28 09:07:07 by Justified
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Oklahoma home invasion shooting: Suspected getaway driver arrested The woman accused of acting as the getaway driver for three would-be burglars shot and killed by a homeowner's son in Oklahoma was arrested, law enforcement officials announced late Monday. More details also emerged about the moments leading up to the gunshots. Two of the three who broke in through a glass door in the back of the house were armed: one with a knife and one with brass knuckles, according to investigators in Broken Arrow. The suspected getaway driver, 21-year-old Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez, turned herself in hours after the shooting, Fox 25 reported. She was booked in the Wagoner County jail on three ...

Robert Barnes: Can Trump Legally Stop Sanctuary Cities? Yes. Remember Brown v. Board of Education
Post Date: 2017-03-28 09:05:22 by cranky
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Over 100 jurisdictions, from Manhattan to Malibu, refuse to assist federal law enforcement in their immigration law enforcement duties, especially as to criminal aliens arrested for crimes here in the United States but released before federal law enforcement can detain and deport. These governments labeled themselves “sanctuary” cities, but a better label would be secessionist cities. Two means of redress and remedy exist: first, the current path, of defunding sanctuary cities, a path much more legally perilous, but well-founded in the same doctrine that integrated American society; and second, an alternative, complimentary path of funding law-abiding cities with aid to enforce ...

Having Co-Opted the Tea Party Nationwide, Trump Tries to Stamp out its Remnants in Congress
Post Date: 2017-03-28 07:39:41 by Deckard
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The ultimate outsider candidate collaborates with the GOP establishment to marginalize the House Freedom Caucus and pivot toward centrist DemocratsHave you seen the latest craze among Trump administration officials and their enablers in the Republican establishment? It's called Pin the Blame for Ryancare on the House Freedom Caucus, and it starts right at the top: Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare! This assessment of the famously stubborn, 29-member group is shared by an uncounted number of the their colleagues, and even one of their own: ...

Did the Government Spy on Trump? Of Course. It Spies on All of Us!
Post Date: 2017-03-28 07:02:23 by Deckard
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There was high drama last week when Rep. Devin Nunes announced at the White House that he had seen evidence that the communications of the Donald Trump campaign people, and perhaps even Trump himself, had been “incidentally collected” by the US government. If true, this means that someone authorized the monitoring of Trump campaign communications using Section 702 of the FISA Act. Could it have been then-President Obama? We don’t know. Could it have been other political enemies looking for something to harm the Trump campaign or presidency? It is possible. There is much we do not yet know about what happened and there is probably quite a bit we will never know. But we do know ...

What Are the Republicans Waiting For?
Post Date: 2017-03-28 06:58:26 by Deckard
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The inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20 means that, once again, the Republicans have absolute control of the government. The Republicans regained control of the Congress that they had lost during the last two years of the presidency of George W. Bush when House Republicans won a majority of seats in the 2010 midyear elections and Senate Republicans won a majority of seats in the 2014 midyear elections. Just like when the Republicans held a majority in both Houses of Congress during the last six years of Bill Clinton’s presidency, all that was lacking was a Republican president “to make America great again.” This happened two other times in recent history. Republicans ...

Republicans should be disgusted with the House Freedom Caucus
Post Date: 2017-03-28 05:42:24 by Gatlin
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Reports from Capitol Hill today indicate ,B>rising exasperation among old-school conservatives about the shifting, raise-the-ante, refuse-to-say-"yes" demands from most members of the House Freedom Caucus, with regard to the upcoming vote on the House Republican healthcare bill. The exasperation is well-justified. The House Freedom Caucus is clearly driven by outside groups such as Heritage Action, which has become such an all-or-nothing, my-way-or-the-highway outfit that it makes Patrick Henry look like a compromising squish. It seems as if every concession made to the Freedom Caucus is met with a new demand. I just returned from a barbecue place in conservative Mobile, ...

Freedom Caucus: Do these 29 white men run America?
Post Date: 2017-03-28 05:20:10 by Gatlin
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A group of about three dozen men stopped President Trump's healthcare bill cold. Who are they, and how much power do they have? President Donald Trump's first major legislative push came to a halt last week as the American Health Care Act (AHCA) failed to be given a vote. Much of the blame for the bill's failure was placed on the Freedom Caucus, a secretive group of Republicans who refused to get in line behind Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Mr Trump. The Freedom Caucus emerged in 2015, in response to complaints that then-Speaker of the House John Boehner tried to jam through legislation in defiance of House rules - specifically, legislation they thought wasn't ...

House forms Freedom Caucus
Post Date: 2017-03-28 04:40:38 by Gatlin
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BOISE — Rep. Bryan Zollinger, R-Idaho Falls, has announced that he will be one of two co-chairman of the new Idaho House Freedom Caucus. Rep. Mike Kingsley, R-Lewiston, will be the other co-chairman. The two held a meeting with reporters in the press room at the Capitol to announce the idea. “We have great ideas, but they’re never going to go anywhere,” Kingsley said, referring to several bills that couldn’t get hearings before House committees. Zollinger and Kingsley said they hope unifying the House’s conservative wing would mean more clout, making it harder for committee chairmen to refuse to hear their bills. Zollinger and Kingsley are freshmen who ...

Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) On Why He Resigned From The Freedom Caucus:
Post Date: 2017-03-28 04:26:29 by Gatlin
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“I resigned from the Freedom Caucus because of this last bill, the Obamacare bill repeal and replace. We met with the President over an hour and half, Vice President Pence was there, members of the cabinet were there and the President was trying to work and compromise and get more things the Freedom Caucus wanted in the bill. Those things were added but it wasn’t good enough so at the end of the day, they were going to vote against the bill and I thought that was being obstructionist but we should have supported a bill that maybe wasn’t perfect but it was better than what we have so now we are stuck with Obamacare and that is why I resigned from the Freedom Caucus.” ...

Paul Ryan: Push for health-care reform will continue
Post Date: 2017-03-28 02:41:02 by Tooconservative
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Something has apparently changed over the weekend. Just last Friday House Speaker Paul Ryan gave a press conference at which he seemed to signal the GOP was giving up on Obamacare repeal and would be moving on to other issues including tax reform. Today, Ryan told a group of Republican donors on a conference call that the fight would go on. From the Washington Post: “We are going to keep getting at this thing,” Ryan said three days after intra-party opposition forced him to pull the American Health Care Act after it became clear it did not have enough Republican votes to pass. On an afternoon call with donors to his Team Ryan political organization, he continued: “We’re ...

GOP moderates blame Freedom Caucus for tanking the terrible Trump/Ryan health-care bill
Post Date: 2017-03-28 02:15:34 by Tooconservative
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When I say “GOP moderates,” that includes the moderate-in-chief. Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 26, 2017 It’s not just moderates. Ted Poe, a member of the Freedom Caucus, resigned yesterday, saying, “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 was a yes on the bill and thinks it’s time for the FC to shift from its obstructionist ...

Rep. Mo Brooks files bill to repeal Obamacare
Post Date: 2017-03-27 23:01:48 by hondo68
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U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks speaks at Washington Update Luncheon sponsored by Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County. (Bob Gathany/bgathany@AL.com) In a simple two-page document, an Alabama congressman has filed a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare. Or, as it is stated in the bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, introduced the bill Friday. "This Act may be cited as the 'Obamacare Repeal Act,'" the bill states. And the bill uses just one sentence to do it. "Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or ...

The GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Bill Is Dead Because Trump Doesn’t Understand How Health Policy Works
Post Date: 2017-03-27 21:22:20 by hondo68
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It's hard to make a deal on a policy deal when you don't care about the policy. Molly Reilly/SIPA/NewscomThe House bill to partially repeal and replace Obamacare is officially dead. The American Health Care Act (AHCA), which was scheduled for a vote this afternoon, has been pulled from consideration. The move means that GOP's years-long quest to repeal and replace the health care law has failed. For the foreseeable future, at least, Obamacare will stay on the books. President Trump stumped for the bill aggressively over the last several weeks, and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said today that the president "left everything on the field when it comes to this ...

NoHo school budget cuts due to high white student percentage sparks outrage
Post Date: 2017-03-27 19:51:06 by cranky
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Outrage has grown at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, as the school faces layoffs and increased class sizes due to a law limiting funds for schools with a higher white student body. The Los Angeles Unified School District provides more funding for schools where the white population is below 30 percent. In a letter to parents, the district noted the highly regarded middle school had been above the percentage for the past couple years. The racial formula was a condition imposed by court decisions dealing with desegregation in the 1970s. Parents, however, remain frustrated with what the cuts might mean for their children. "When your class sizes are getting larger and ...

Jim Jordan Crushes Reince Priebus False Narrative on Obamacare Repeal
Post Date: 2017-03-27 17:47:53 by Tooconservative
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One of the false narratives peddled by establishment RINO squishes like Reince Priebus in order to get principled conservatives to act like liberal Democrats is to spew the phony premise, “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” Priebus said as much to FOX News’ Chris Wallace Sunday when he said, “We can’t be chasing the perfect all the time.” It was intended to be a slam against the House Freedom Caucus, which insisted that Republicans keep their promise of fully repealing Obamacare, something the failed American Health Care Act (AHCA) did not do and kept in place the entire Obamacare apparatus and many of the regulations that caused health ...

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