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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Personal Income in Majority of States Grew In First Quarter of 2017

After the morass of eight years of economic stagnation under Barack Obama, the US economy is moving forward under President Trump. Imagine what would happen if the do-nothing Congress would repeal Obamacare and enact tax reform.

Personal Income in Majority of States Grew In First Quarter of 2017

ICE Busts 36 Sex Offender Criminal Aliens in Sanctuary City of Long Island

ICE Busts 36 Sex Offender Criminal Aliens in Sanctuary City of Long Island: As part of Operation SOAR (Sex Offender Alien Removal), a 10-day operation that ended on August 3, Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) officers of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency arrested 32 criminal aliens previously convicted of sex crimes in the sanctuary jurisdiction of Long Island, New York. Welcome to Trump's America.

Monday, August 07, 2017

New England Colleges Dominate Top 20 ‘Most Liberal’ Student Bodies

New England Colleges Dominate Top 20 ‘Most Liberal’ Student Bodies: A new survey ranks the 20 “most liberal” student bodies at U.S. colleges today.

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Mad Max


DOJ Releases 400-Plus Pages of Lynch-Clinton Meeting Emails – After Comey FBI Said No Records Existed

DOJ Releases 400-Plus Pages of Lynch-Clinton Meeting Emails – After Comey's FBI Said No Records Existed: The Department of Justice on Friday released 413 pages of emails related to a controversial private meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the FBI’s investigation into then-presidential-candidate Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi emails. The FBI earlier said such records did not exist.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

From the folks who brought you Obamacare ...


W. Virginia governor switches parties, Republicans now control majority of states

When was the last time a sitting governor switched political parties?
This is the biggest political story in the country today. And the MSM
ignores the story? The Fake News networks have taken another giant step
to oblivion.

W. Virginia governor switches parties, Republicans now control majority of states: West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is now a Republican, he officially announced at a rally for President Donald Trump. The ex-Democrat has just tipped the scales to give the GOP control of 26 state legislatures and governorships.

Obama's IRS 'misled' Obamacare customers: Audit

Obama's IRS 'misled' Obamacare customers: Audit

Al Gore's Home Uses 21 Times More Energy Than Average American Family

Al Gore's Home Uses 21 Times More Energy Than Average American Family

Democrats Forgo Stall Tactics, Senate Confirms 65 Trump Nominees

Democrats Forgo Stall Tactics, Senate Confirms 65 Trump Nominees

Poll: More Americans Consider Islamic State a Major Threat (74%) Than Climate Change (56%)

Poll: More Americans Consider Islamic State a Major Threat (74%) Than Climate Change (56%): ...

Monday, July 31, 2017

GUEST COLUMN: Pa. Taxpayers Lose Again

By Lowman S. Henry
Columnist


There is a lot of wailing and rending of garments these days over the hyper partisan atmosphere in both Harrisburg and in Washington, D.C.   Conventional wisdom holds that if Republicans and Democrats would just work together we could solve the problems confronting our state and nation.

But there is ample evidence that when Republicans and Democrats do work together the outcome is worse than no action at all. The recent collusion between the parties in the Pennsylvania Senate to pass a revenue plan to fund the 2017-18 state budget is a prime example.

So, let's pull back the curtain and take a look at how elected officials from both parties work together to preserve their own political careers at the expense of taxpayers.

In theory Republicans stand for smaller, less intrusive government and for fiscal responsibility. Were that actually true the debate in Harrisburg over how to balance the budget would be focused on cost-savings and spending reductions. Instead, leaders of both parties in the state Senate have focused solely on what taxes to increase and on an even more irresponsible course of action - borrowing from future revenues to cover current expenses.

The GOP holds 34 of 50 seats in the Pennsylvania Senate. That is a veto-proof majority that again - in theory - should be able to pass a fiscally responsible state budget. The sordid truth is that Harrisburg is not divided by political party, but rather is governed by an incumbent party dedicated first and foremost to political self-preservation putting up a united front against taxpayers and job creators.

Thus that 34-seat Republican majority was rendered irrelevant when leaders of both parties went behind closed doors to craft a revenue package. What emerged was a toxic cocktail of tax hikes that would harm businesses such as gas drillers by implementing a severance tax; and add to the burden of homeowners by hiking taxes on gas and electric bills. Oh, and that wasn't enough to sate the appetites of the big spenders - they approved borrowing hundreds of millions from future tobacco settlement revenue meaning our children and grand-children will get to share in the pain.

When the final vote was held the revenue package passed 26-24. How the Senate got to that number is the truly disgusting part of the story. There is an old saying that you should never watch sausage or legislation being made. But we will. If all Democrats had voted for the revenue package it would only have taken 10 Republicans to craft a majority. But 14 Republicans went astray.

Why?

The goal was to provide political cover to four Democrats in competitive districts.   It is all about incumbent protection. Party leaders conspired to determine who would vote for and who would vote against the bill. Those Republicans and Democrats voting for higher taxes and massive borrowing all represent "safe" seats because they are relatively immune to serious electoral competition.

A few Republican Senators who actually favored the bill, but who would face conservative primary challenges if they voted for higher taxes were given a "pass" to vote against the plan. Those Republicans representing more moderate districts and less likely to face a serious primary challenge voted for the tax plan. Likewise Democrats deemed vulnerable to a tax vote were also given a "pass."

So everyone wins - except We the Taxpayer.

And, of course, "leadership" of both parties all voted for the revenue package on the mistaken belief that they have to be "responsible" and provide revenue to fund a state government beset by out-of-control spending.   Real leadership and a truly responsible course of action would have been to craft a budget that spends within our means rather than go looking for every way possible to wring more tax dollars from Pennsylvania's working families, senior citizens and small businesses.

The bottom line: the Senate's revenue plan vote was nothing more than business-as-usual backroom Harrisburg politics of the type that cynically preserves incumbents at taxpayer expense.

Remember that the next time you hear someone crying out for "bi-partisan cooperation."

(Lowman S. Henry is Chairman & CEO of the Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research and host of the weekly Lincoln Radio Journal.  His e-mail address is lhenry@lincolninstitute.org.)


Fake News Claims Another Victim: Katie Couric Out at Yahoo News

Katie Couric Out at Yahoo News

'Little Shop of Horrors' Opens August 4-5 in Mount Penn, Pa.


Antietam Community Theatre presents "Little Shop of Horrors" at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, and Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at the Mount Penn Primary Center, 201 N. 25th St., Mount Penn, PA 19606 (across from the Mount Penn Municipal Building.) Use the Filbert Street entrance. Tickets ($15) on sale at the door. And yes, Patrick and James Phyrillas are in the cast.

Friday, July 28, 2017

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3 Republicans Join Democrats To Save Obamacare

Chief Justice John Roberts is no longer alone on the list of Republicans who betrayed the American people by saving Obamacare. Add the names of these three RINO senators: Susan Collins (R., Maine), John McCain (R., Ariz.),  and Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska).

Skinny Repeal of Obamacare Fails In Senate With 49-51 Vote

Ex-ESPN Reporter Believes Conservative Views Led to Firing

Ex-ESPN Reporter Believes Conservative Views Led to Firing: Britt McHenry was one of the nearly 100 employees laid off at failing ESPN earlier this year and she believes her outspoken conservative political views are at least part of the reason.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

From Russia With Love


Hillary Names Failed Election Memoir ‘What Happened,’ But We Already Know

Hillary Names Failed Election Memoir ‘What Happened,’ But We Already Know: The unfortunate title for Hillary Clinton’s new memoir about her failed 2016 presidential election has caused a tremendous outpouring of Hillar-ity on the Internet. Since emerging from a deep depression in the woods behind her home in upstate New York, Clinton has been on the war path blaming everything and everyone but herself for her November defeat and now it’s in book form, aptly titled, What Happened. The Simon & Schuster-published book will hit shelves September 12, and promises to give us an unguarded Hillary Clinton.

22 Million Kicked Off Obamacare? Most Would Opt-Out Voluntarily

22 Million Kicked Off Obamacare? Most Would Opt-Out Voluntarily: Democrats want everyone to think that repealing Obamacare would result in about 22 million people dying instantaneous deaths. That’s no more dramatic than what they’re selling. But the truth of the matter is, most Americans would love the option of not being forced to purchase health care. According to the Congressional Budget Office, that number is 15 million:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Buyer Beware: Democrats offer 'A Better Deal'


How Kid Rock Can Win Michigan's 2018 Senate Seat

After Donald Trump's 2016 election victory, anything is possible ... And let's not forget former D-List TV comedian Al Franken is already in the US Senate.
How Kid Rock Can Win Michigan’s 2018 Senate Seat: Kid Rock starts out with an advantage in the Detroit area that no other Republican has ever enjoyed. He is a matchup nightmare for Debbie Stabenow.

So-Called Fact Checkers Keep Butchering The Facts About Obamacare

So-Called Fact Checkers Keep Butchering The Facts About Obamacare: Since its passage, and in a way that is unlike any policy issue in modern American history, the press have rallied to the defense of Obamacare.

Fake News Blowback: NPR, CNN, Other News Sites Hit The Mute Button On Readers

NPR, CNN, Other News Sites Hit The Mute Button On Readers: News sites are eliminating online comment sections. They would do well to remember that they should be encouraging conversation about the nation.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Democratic Party Donations Dry Up


 Already devoid of any new ideas on issues that matter to voters, the Democratic Party is also losing support where it really counts - the bottom line. Donations to the "Party of No" are drying up. Things are not looking good for the Democratic Party in the Age of Trump. The only thing keeping the Dems from slipping to third-party status is their MSM allies propping them up.

Friday, July 21, 2017

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New York Post Front Pages


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Republican Party Hauls in Record Amount of Donations in June

RNC Hauls in Record Amount of Donations in June

USA Today Figures Out Everyone's Sick of Media’s Anti-Trump Obsession

USA Today Figures Out Everyone's Sick of Media’s Anti-Trump Obsession: Most Americans have had it with the media’s obsession with painting everything President Trump does in a negative light. Finally picking up on this reality is USA Today, which found out from Republicans and Democrats around the country that “enough is enough.”

The Little Republican Rascals


Thursday, July 13, 2017

The MSM News Cycle


Trump’s War on the Big Boss of Fake News

Trump’s War on the Big Boss of Fake News: How CNN took on President Trump and lost.

WOW! CNN Anchor Doesn't Recognize National Anthem

WOW! CNN Anchor Doesn't Recognize National Anthem: Okay, CNN, this is the last straw! On Thursday, when President Trump met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, a band played our national anthem, 'The Star-Spangled Banner' by Francis Scott Key. The same tune that’s heard a million times before every sporting or national event in the country. It’s easily the most recognizable tune in the United States… unless you’re CNN. In an embarrassing gaffe on Thursday, CNN anchor Poppy Harlow introduced the video of the band playing and described it as the French national anthem.

Piling on Trump


Poisoning the Minds of America's Schoolchildren

Poisoning the Minds of America's Schoolchildren: Teaching kids to hate their country's traditions and institutions.

Seven-Time Deportee Drives Drunk, Crashes at 100 MPH, Kills Father of Three

Seven-Time Deportee Drives Drunk, Crashes at 100 MPH, Kills Father of Three

Guess Who Tips Even Better Than Bleeding Heart Liberals? Republicans

Guess Who Tips Even Better Than Bleeding Heart Liberals? Republicans

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Trump Donates First Presidential Paycheck to Antietam National Battlefield

Trump Donates First Presidential Paycheck to Antietam National Battlefield: You know how rich liberals always say that we ought to pay more money in taxes, but they never voluntarily give up one red cent? Well, they should check out what Donald Trump is doing with his own Presidential salary.

Gangsta News Network #CNN

Gangsta News Network: Trump-deranged CNN extorts online satirist for making fun of it.

Trump vs CNN: ULTIMATE MEME COMPILATION!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

THE TRUTH vs CNN

CNN’s Downfall by the Numbers

CNN’s Downfall by the Numbers: Things don’t look so great over at CNN. The long-running news network has been sacked with a retraction on a fake Russia story, reporters resigning, undercover videos exposing them as ratings hounds, not facts-based journalism, and now, the numbers. It’s bad.

Another day on the beach for Gov. Chris Christie ...


Crime Drops in Phoenix After It Nixes Sanctuary City Status

Crime Drops in Phoenix After It Nixes Sanctuary City Status: While liberals maintain there is no correlation between crime rates and a given city's sanctuary status, Fox News reports that Phoenix has seen a marked decrease in its crime rates after eliminating the controversial status.

Howard Dean: Losing Four Special Elections isn't a 'Bad Sign' for Democrats

Howard Dean: Losing Four Special Elections isn't a 'Bad Sign' for Democrats

Monday, July 03, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

On Second Thought, Let's Keep Pelosi


Playboy Is Now Covering The White House?

Playboy 'Reporter' Tired of 'Being Spanked' by Trump Admin, Blows Up at Press Sec Sanders: A Playboy White House correspondent (who knew the mag had one?) suffered what Newsbusters called a total meltdown Tuesday, resenting Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' characterization of the current state of journalism as a “barrage of fake news.”

How Pa. can dig out of fiscal hole ...

CNN becomes the news ...


Friday, June 23, 2017

You are getting sleepy ...


High Schools Abandon Valedictorian Because Competition is Bad

High Schools Abandon Valedictorian Because Competition is Bad: According to the National Association of Secondary School Principals, nearly half of high schools in the United States no longer report class rank, the Associated Press reports. The graduation tradition of naming a senior class valedictorian is slowly fading into history. In areas where the tradition continues, more students are being named head of the class.

High School Summer Reading List Canceled Over Conservative Authors

High School Summer Reading List Canceled Over Conservative Authors: A teacher at a public high school in Alabama sent his students home with a summer reading list chock full of conservative authors from which to choose, including Ann Coulter, Ronald Reagan, Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, and libertarian John Stossel. But parents became concerned that it leaned too far right and so now, the kids don’t have to read anything over the summer.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dennis Prager: If a Trump Supporter Had Shot a Democratic Congressman

Dennis Prager: If a Trump Supporter Had Shot a Democratic Congressman: What would have happened if a Trump supporter had shot a Democratic congressman and other Democratic Washington officials? The answer is obvious. The New York Times, the rest of the left-wing media and the Democratic Party would have made the shootings the dominant issue in American life. It is not possible to understand the left -- and, therefore, the media and the current state of American life -- without understanding how the left uses and relies on hysteria. Hysteria is to the left as oxygen is to biological life.

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Belated Birthday Wishes to President Trump