Why Trump Is Thinking Of Bringing Back ‘Earmarks’

President Donald Trump suggested last week that lawmakers bring back “earmarks,” a practice that for centuries helped transform Washington into a “swamp” riddled special interests, out-of-control spending and unaccountability. “Maybe all of you should start thinking about going back to a form of earmarks,” Trump said Tuesday to a group of Republican and Democratic congressman gathered… Please follow and like us:

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Mnuchin Has ‘No Doubt’ Congress Will Pass Tax Bill Before Christmas

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday” there is “no doubt” Congress will pass the “terrific” Republican tax reform bill and send it to President Donald Trump for signature before Christmas. The GOP-led Congress released the final version of its tax reform bill late Friday and placed it on track for a final vote… Please follow and like us:

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How will US Jerusalem move affect Israel’s far right?

Jerusalem – Trump’s recognition this week of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, overturning seven decades of US policy in the region and effectively ending hopes of a two-state solution, has provoked dire warnings. But the focus by commentators on Palestinian reactions, rather than the effect on the Israeli public and leadership, might have underestimated the longer-term fallout… Please follow and like us:

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Roger Stone: Donald Trump’s lawyers ‘are giving him bad advice’

The attorneys representing President Trump in matters related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe “are giving him bad advice,” said Roger Stone, one of the president’s former campaign advisers. “I don’t think the president is getting good legal advice,” Mr. Stone, a longtime Republican strategist who advised Mr. Trump’s campaign through August 2015, said on… Please follow and like us:

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Senate panel approves Trump pick for Fed chairman

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee has approved Jerome Powell’s nomination to replace Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve. Tuesday’s 22-1 vote by the Senate Banking Committee clears the way for full Senate approval in the coming weeks before Yellen’s term ends Feb. 3. The only “no” vote came from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Powell,… Please follow and like us:

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Trump’s pick for ‘watchdog’ agency sets hiring freeze

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget and President Trump’s selection for acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Photo: Flickr) WASHINGTON – White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says he has ordered a 30-day suspension on regulations and a hiring freeze at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau amid a contentious legal… Please follow and like us:

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McCain Recommends Hillary ‘Shut Up’ And ‘Move On’

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain called out former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for trying to rewrite the history of the 2016 election shortly after she lost, and recommended she “just shut up.” “You’ve got to understand that you can’t rewrite history,” McCain told Esquire magazine for a long profile released Monday. “One of the almost irresistible… Please follow and like us:

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Would tax cut bring higher wages?

WASHINGTON — Gary Cohn, the top White House economic adviser, was onstage making the Trump administration’s case that a huge cut in corporate taxes would trigger a surge of business investments. Then came an off-the-cuff question to business leaders listening to Cohn at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council meeting last week: How many will increase… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Indicates Support for Moore in Alabama Senate Race

U.S. President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the former state judge “totally denies” allegations that he sexually molested underage girls years ago. “I can tell you one thing for sure: We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” Trump told reporters at the White House.… Please follow and like us:

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Pentagon’s Twitter Blunder As They Retweet Trump Resignation Tweet

In an apparent gaffe, the official Twitter page of the Department of Defense retweeted a post which called for President Donald Trump to step down from his post. The original tweet was made by a Twitter user by the name of PROUD RESISTER in which he called for the resignation of Roy Moore and Senator Al… Please follow and like us:

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ABC-NBC-CBS Ignoring Bob Menendez Corruption Trial

The broadcast networks have given sexual abuse allegations against a Republican Senate candidate from Alabama wall-to-wall coverage but can barely be bothered to mention the corruption trial of an incumbent Democrat, according to a new study. The Media Research Center, which tracks left-wing bias in news coverage, calculated that the evening and morning newscasts of ABC,… Please follow and like us:

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Roy Moore to sue The Washington Post

Roy Moore, the Republican’s nominee in the Alabama fight for the U.S. Senate seat, announced he’s going to sue The Washington Post for the series of stories that implicate him in sexual dalliances with underage girls 40 years ago. He said this as political players in his own party were folding like cheap card tables to… Please follow and like us:

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NATO Wants to Shoot Down Russia Planes With Air Shield

NATO is expected to build a new air defense shield across the Baltic states and Poland in order to further fortify the Western military alliance’s borders with Russia, according to Lithuania’s defense minister. Lithuania has long appealed for greater anti-aircraft capabilities, and last year it was designated, along with Latvia, Estonia and Poland, to host multi-national… Please follow and like us:

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Alaska Lawmakers Want To Drill For More Oil

In order to fight climate change and help cover the expensive burden, Alaskan lawmakers have come up with a solution: drill more. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, who supports drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, voiced her long-held opinion during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. During the November 2 meeting,… Please follow and like us:

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US Fed chief: a central banker who can make markets tremble

The head of the US central bank, due to be named Thursday afternoon by Donald Trump, holds vast sway over the global economy, and can make markets tremble with the slightest comment. Trump is expected to name current Fed Governor Jerome Powell, who has the advantage of being a Republican like the president, to replace Janet… Please follow and like us:

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