Archive for February 16th, 2017
CONSERVATIVES TAKE ON “REVERSE TEA PARTY” – ngTHAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE THE TOTAL OPPOSITE OF THE PEACEFUL, NO RIOTING, NON DESTRUCTIVE, NON EFFIGY BURNING, NO FLAG BURNING , NO SLANDERING, NO FILTHY LANGUAGE SIGNS, NO RACISM MEMBERS OF THE TEA PARTY – THEY ARE THE PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST MOVEMENT OF BARACK OBAMA, GEORGE SOROS, AND MOVEON.ORG ORGANIZATIONS; TOTALLY BENT ON DESTRUCTION OF THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY AND THE DISRUPTION OF EVERY LEGISLATURES TOWN HALL MEETING.
Conservatives take on ‘reverse tea party’
As liberal protesters step up confrontations with Republican lawmakers, leaders of the original Tea Party movement that wrote the book on those tactics are reassembling their political army – dispatching activists to push a conservative agenda that includes tax reform and dismantling ObamaCare. FreedomWorks, Tea Party Patriots and other groups are looking to keep pressure on GOP lawmakers to keep their 2016 campaign promises, and not buckle in the face of rowdy town hall protesters angry about the prospect of repealing the Affordable Care Act.
“A lot of people were elected to Congress based on bold promises about ObamaCare, tax reform and regulatory reform,” Noah Wall, FreedomWorks’ national director of campaigns, told Fox News. “We have to hold them to campaign promises, keep up the momentum and the energy. It’s time to get off the bench and get this to work.” FreedomWorks plans to mobilize its network of grassroots organizations and unite with the Tea Party Patriots on March 15 for a “Day of Action” on Capitol Hill that will include a rally and visits to members of Congress.
The group will follow up with a “Month of Action,” set to include members driving constituents to congressional district offices and larger-scale rallies across the country to amplify their fiscally conservative message. Wall says his group and its supporters want to capitalize on Republicans now controlling Congress and the White House, and achieve long-awaited policy objectives. If successful, their efforts could mark a revival of the eight-year-old Tea Party movement – a political revolt against big government under then-President Obama that crested with Republicans’ historic 2010 House takeover.
Tea Party Patriots national coordinator Jenny Beth Martin on Wednesday said the upcoming Capitol Hill events are to “make sure Republicans stay focused on repealing ObamaCare” and her group will follow up with its own busy month — including daily, micro-focused activities like “Message Monday” and “Tweet Tuesday.”
In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O’Reilly reacted to federal immigration officials arresting more than 600 people across at least 11 states last week, and how the story has been covered by the mainstream media. O’Reilly explained that the coordinated raids targeted illegal immigrants who had committed crimes in the U.S., mostly felonies.
He noted that 75 percent of those taken into custody had convictions, including homicide and rape, and many of the arrested non-felons were associating with the criminals. “But those facts have largely gone unreported by the American press and by the radical left, which is actively misleading you,” O’Reilly said. He pointed to hysterical headlines, like “Immigrant Community on High Alert, Fearing Trump’s ‘Deportation Force’“ and “The Trump Deportation Regime Has Begun.”
“That’s not press bias. That’s blatant dishonesty,” O’Reilly said. “The illegal immigration issue has been set up by the media to demonize Mr. Trump as a racist and a brutalizer of the poor.” He said if the federal government cannot remove people here illegally who commit serious crimes, then we do not have an effective federal government. “Yet the far left and the press, knowing full well that the ICE raids last week were directed at dangerous people, chose not to report that, instead smearing President Trump. We have now reached a low point in American journalism.”
Roger Ailes (AP) Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017 05:21 PM
The investigation centers on whether Fox’s settlement payments to women alleging harassment were so material that they should have been disclosed to investors, according to a person familiar with the matter who declined to be named because details of the probe aren’t public.
(GREGG NEWTON/AFP/Getty Images) By Jason Devaney | Thursday, 16 Feb 2017 01:41 PM
An analysis of a little-known study concluded there may have been more than 2 million non-citizen Hispanics who illegally voted last year.
The Washington Times cites the 2013 study, which was conducted by McLaughlin and Associates. A separate, and more recent, analysis by research nonprofit Just Facts found there was potentially a large number of non-citizens who managed to cast a vote in last fall’s presidential election.
Donald Trump won the election but lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton. He has said several times he believes voter fraud was rampant. In the 2013 study, 13 percent of the non-citizen Hispanics said they were registered to vote. According to the Times, James Agresti of Just Facts examined the results, applied it to 2013 U.S. Census data, and concluded that as many as 2.1 million Hispanics could have been illegally registered to vote
BY JORDAIN CARNEY – 02/16/17 11:09 AM EST
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The chamber voted 51-49 to approve Mulvaney. He needed a simple majority to be confirmed. With a 52-seat majority, Republicans had little room for error to confirm Mulvaney after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced he would vote against him.
The Senate Armed Services Committee chairman on Wednesday stressed that his opposition wasn’t personal, but he accused Mulvaney of working to “torpedo” the Senate’s efforts to increase defense spending. “Voting in favor of Congressman Mulvaney’s nomination would be asking Secretary Mattis to spend less time fighting our enemies overseas and more time fighting inside-the-beltway budget battles with an OMB director,” McCain said from the Senate floor. Democrats also blasted Mulvaney ahead of the vote over his position on defense spending, his stances on an entitlement reform and his opposition to a 2013 bill to avoid a government shutdown. THE HILL – read ON >>>>>