Latest Articles: politics and politicians
Spending bill language omits border wall funding, sanctuary cities crackdown
Post Date: 2017-05-01 16:03:03 by cranky
Republican and Democratic lawmakers forged a $1.07 trillion spending package that would fund the government through the end of September, but does not include some of President Trumps cornerstone promises including funding for a border wall or funding cuts to sanctuary cities. The proposed legislation has no funding for Trumps oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but does set aside $1.5 billion for border security measures such as additional detention beds. It does give Trump a $12.5 billion down payment on his request to strengthen the military, a figure which could rise to $15 billion should Trump present Congress with a plan for fighting the Islamic State terror ...
The moment Hillary Clinton was forced to give up her dream
Post Date: 2017-05-01 06:44:10 by cranky
Every detail was designed to mark Hillary Clintons moment in history from the glass ceiling at Manhattans Javits Center, where her supporters were gathered, to her and hubby Bills suite at The Peninsula hotel, selected so she could personally see Trump Tower, home to the foe she was set to crush. Then came the voter returns. In this exclusive excerpt from their fascinating new book Shattered, political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes take readers inside Hillary Clintons world on the night that changed her life and the nation forever. Hillarys communications team decamped to the Javits Center in the Hells ...
Donald Trump delivers 100 days of 2nd Amendment victories: Chris Cox
Post Date: 2017-04-30 17:37:19 by Gatlin
For law-abiding gun owners, the president is keeping his promises. After eight long years, we once again have a president who respects and cherishes individual freedom. For Americas law-abiding gun owners, the Trump administration is proving to be among the best in history. So its important to take stock of all he has accomplished on behalf of the Second Amendment in a very short time. Thanks to President Trump, we are now back to having a 5-4 pro-gun majority on the U.S. Supreme Court. He appointed Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which means the Department of Justice will return to focusing on prosecuting violent criminals instead of targeting law-abiding gun owners. In ...
Poll: Trump is delivering on his campaign promises
Post Date: 2017-04-30 17:31:55 by Gatlin
A majority of voters say they believe President Donald Trump is keeping his campaign promises, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that confirms what is expected to be the central theme of his first speech to a joint session of Congress. Trump, in a speech Tuesday night on Capitol Hill, will tout what the White House sees as a productive six weeks since taking office. The president and his administration believe they've begun to secure the nation's borders, bring jobs back to the U.S. and has started the arduous process of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Voters seem to agree, regardless of how they feel about Trump's priorities. A new ...
Yes, This Libertarian Senate Candidate Really Did Sacrifice a Goat and Drink Its Blood
Post Date: 2017-04-30 17:12:32 by Gatlin
Here's everything you need to know about Florida's Augustus Sol Invictus Wait, what happened? If you don't know, Florida Senate candidate Augustus Sol Invictus (the only member of the Libertarian Party running to fill the seat vacated by presidential hopeful Marco Rubio) is accused of ritualistically sacrificing a goat in a pagan ceremony. The allegations came to light when Adrian Wyllie, the chairman of the Florida Libertarian Party, resigned on Thursday in protest at Invictus' candidacy; partially because of Invictus' claims he is destined to lead a second civil war and is really popular amongst white supremacists, but also because of this whole goat thing. In a ...
Libertarian Party Hails Satan In a Facebook Post
Post Date: 2017-04-30 16:04:47 by Gatlin
The Libertarian Party appears determined to remain relegated to never reaching five percent of the popular vote in a presidential election. In a post on the official Libertarian Party Facebook page, the party shared a macro image about the importance of self-ownership and personal responsibility. And while they couldve cited any number of philosophers on the issue -- including the Founding Fathers -- the Libertarian Party decided to quote the Satanic Temple and the Satanic Seven Tenets, instead: Ironically, the image included the hashtag #FREETOBELIEVE, even though 2016 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson called religious liberty a black ...
Domestic violence report, lawsuit threats, video complicating Augustus Invictus-Libertarian Party bonds
Post Date: 2017-04-30 15:44:53 by Gatlin
Faced with new allegations of domestic abuse including sexual battery, Libertarian Party lightning rod and avowed ultranationalist Augustus Sol Invictus has been both lashing out at his enemies for what he calls slander and pursuing a deal he says will heal his reputation and his relationship with the party. Invictus, who ran as a candidate for the Libertarian Party of Floridas U.S. Senate nomination but lost in the primary, was accused in a March 21 report filed with the Edgewood Police Department by an unidentified woman. She said that during their 15-month relationship that ended early this year he repeatedly verbally, physically and sexually assaulted her, and even ...
Libertarian candidate Roland Riemers charged with domestic assault
Post Date: 2017-04-30 12:20:04 by Gatlin
A Grand Forks man who is a frequent Libertarian political candidate has been accused of domestic violence against his wife. Roland Clifford Riemers, 73, was charged Monday in Grand Forks District Court with simple assault-domestic violence, a Class B misdemeanor. He was booked Sunday evening into the Grand Forks County Correctional Center. Court documents accuse Riemers of striking his wife, Meixiang Lui, in the face and stomping on her foot, causing pain, swelling and bruising. The incident allegedly happened 2 a.m. Sunday. Lui filed a domestic violence protection order against Riemers in January 2016. Aside from traffic violations, this is his first charge in North Dakota. Riemers ...
Trump: "I will not be happy" if North Korea conducts another nuclear test
Post Date: 2017-04-30 08:39:21 by cranky
President Donald Trump said Saturday he "will not be happy" if North Korea conducts another nuclear test, and he declined to rule out a U.S. military response to such a provocation."I don't know. I mean, we'll see," Mr. Trump said of possible military action during an interview with CBS News' John Dickerson that will air Sunday on "Face the Nation" and Monday on "CBS This Morning."The interview came just one day after North Korea test-launched a ballistic missile Friday from the western portion of the country. The launch, which failed shortly after lift-off, came after recent U.S. pressure on North Korea to cease its provocative ...
The Right Engle: How to Talk to Non-Libertarians
Post Date: 2017-04-29 22:05:05 by Gatlin
The United States Libertarian Party is a strange beast. It has a wide following within the movement and is comfortably the countrys third largest party. Yet, its had little meaningful electoral success in the decades of its existence. Smaller parties in other countries, with far less widespread support have managed to convert their core base into electoral breakthrough; so, what is causing this failure in the Libertarian Party? Servant of Many Masters Part of the problem is the dual mandate the party has given itself to both compete in elections and be an educator on libertarian principles and policy. A political party, by its nature, is distinct from any think tank, ...
Why are there no libertarian countries?
Post Date: 2017-04-29 21:37:15 by Gatlin
Libertarians and anarchists often get challenged with an annoying question, Warren Redlich, the CEO of Independent Political Report and a former Libertarian Party candidate, recently wrote: If libertarianism is so great, why hasnt any country tried it?  There is no doubt that the question has been asked often, and that it is meant to be annoying. Consider the source: Michael Lind. Lind, for those who have never heard of him, is a writer for the New America Foundation who has achieved some online notoriety as a professional anti-libertarian. (A google search on Lind libertarianism turns up more than 100,000 hits.) Lind first came to my attention ...
Trump says he's brought 'profound change' to Washington
Post Date: 2017-04-29 18:54:18 by cranky
President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by saying he had brought "profound change" to Washington and reaffirming that "my only allegiance" is to those he governs. On a threshold that Trump has both derided and tried to define, the president also said he is putting Americans first even as he learns on the job. "My only allegiance is to you, our wonderful citizens," Trump said in his weekly radio address. It was a preview of a day on which Trump was traveling to Pennsylvania to emphasize such priorities as American manufacturing, better trade deals for the U.S. and his underdog victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. He ...
Donald TrumpÂ’s Ag Secretary Pushes for Illegal Immigrants, Not Robots
Post Date: 2017-04-29 16:13:48 by cranky
Many farmers are replacing migrant laborers with high-tech, high-wage productivity improvements, but President Donald Trumps new agriculture secretary is reportedly lobbying to boost the food industrys supply of cheap-labor illegal migrants. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told an audience on Friday that hes pressing Trump to allow farmers and food processors to keep employing cheap illegal-alien manual labor. Trump understands that there are
undocumented immigrant laborers, out here on the farms, many of them that are doing a great job, contributing to the economy of the United States, Perdue said April 28, according to a report in Harvest Public ...
Delingpole: Trump Will Use Art of the Deal to Kill Paris Climate Treaty
Post Date: 2017-04-27 19:21:27 by cranky
President Trumps latest moves on the Paris agreement are depending on your point of view either a masterstroke of realpolitik by a consummate dealmaker or a shameful fudge: he has decided to kick the can down the road by leaving the decision up to the Senate. This isnt, of course, what he promised on the campaign trail. In May last year in North Dakota he was quite explicit: Were going to cancel the Paris Climate Agreement and stop all payments of U.S. tax dollars to UN global warming programs. What he probably wasnt banking on, though, when he made that commitment was that it wouldnt just be the liberals and greenies hed be battling ...
Roy Moore to Run for Jeff Sessions’ Senate Seat
Post Date: 2017-04-27 19:08:13 by Gatlin
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, currently serving a suspension for the remainder of his term, plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant when Jeff Sessions became U.S. attorney general. According to AL.com, the judge will seek the Republican Partys nomination to succeed Sessions, who held the seat for 20 years before being appointed by President Trump. Moore was suspended last year after being found guilty of ethics violations in his defiance of a Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriages. Moore had issued an administrative order informing Alabamas 68 probate judges of their ministerial duty not to issue same-sex marriage licenses, despite the U.S. high ...
House Democrats threaten to block government funding if GOP votes on Obamacare repeal this week
Post Date: 2017-04-27 13:43:16 by cranky
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (left) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (center), pictured with Rep. Eric Swalwell, are threatening to vote against a short-term bill to keep the government open.House Democrats are threatening to vote against a short-term bill to keep the government open if Republicans force an Obamacare repeal vote in the next few days. Democrats are furious that House Republicans are asking them to vote on a short-term funding measure to keep the government open in order to buy them time to find a bipartisan compromise, while at the same time moving to rush through a bill to repeal Obamacare that could give President Trump a major legislative victory ahead of his 100 ...
Pelosi breakdown? Garbles words, mispronounces countries in short speech
Post Date: 2017-04-27 11:29:27 by Tooconservative
Nancy Pelosis mission on Tuesday was to give a brief speech and not renew questions about her health. She couldnt do it. During Pelosis brief 7-minute speech to Refugees International, the House Democratic Leader garbled names, other words and even mispronounced countries. She congratulated honorees for their well-deserved resc recognition. Pelosi complimented Refugees Internationals strong moral varce voice. She said America degrades our values and our security when we slam the door in the face of children freeing fleeing atrocities. She botched country names as she read them from her notes. With the ...
New Biography: Young Obama ‘Considered Gayness’ Photo of Alex Pfeiffer
Post Date: 2017-04-27 10:52:36 by Tooconservative
President Barack Obama considered being homosexual as a young man, according to a forthcoming biography of the president. The biography by David Garrow, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, is set to come out on May 9. Garrow wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Martin Luther King Jr., and is a regular contributor to The New York Times and The Washington Post. In a chapter about the former presidents two years at Occidental College, Garrow reveals a close relationship Obama had with an openly gay assistant professor named Lawrence Goldyn. Goldyn made a huge impact on Barry Obama, Garrow wrote in the book. Almost a quarter century later, asked ...
Emperor Trump rehashes the same old crap everybody already knew about North Korea
Post Date: 2017-04-27 09:11:39 by Willie Green
When President Donald Trumps administration announced earlier this week that they were holding an all-hands-on-deck meeting at the White House about the North Korean crisis, the most obvious question was why they would hold a meeting usually reserved for Capitol Hill.The answer, it seems, is that they put on a show for its own sake.Nothing new was divulged during the Wednesday meeting, according to a number of senators who attended and spoke with CNN afterward. After briefly appearing to discuss the crisis in North Korea, Trump passed the baton to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint ...
Why Foreign Policy Trips Up Libertarians
Post Date: 2017-04-27 07:49:41 by Gatlin
Libertarians have a bad reputation when it comes to foreign policy. In fact, it is one of the chief impediments to many in supporting libertarian thinking, and one of the greatest criticisms of the Libertarian Party (LP). It is typically viewed by non- libertarians that libertarians falter and stumble when it comes to making and supporting foreign policy. However, most typically, when people criticize libertarians for their foreign policy thinking, it has more to do with misunderstanding on the part of the non-libertarian than it has to do with weakness in libertarian philosophy. Understanding various aspects and nuances of libertarian principles and their application is key to ...
Why libertarians are even more divided than usual, thanks to Trump
Post Date: 2017-04-27 07:15:31 by Gatlin
It has been said that libertarians could argue for hours about the best way to draw a straight line. Well, when it comes to Donald Trump they could argue forever.Here at the Rebel, young Libertarians like Lauren Southern and I support Donald Trump without much hesitation and there are many good reasons for this: * He wants to lower and streamline taxation * He is generally non-interventionist about foreign policy * He is calling out the mainstream media lies and PC culture * He has a chance of beating Hillary, unlike Libertarian Party candidates * He is pro-privatization of land and soft on guns as a means of protecting property Yet some libertarians, like John Stossel and Thomas Sowell, ...
A Liberty Movement, Divided Against Itself, Cannot Stand
Post Date: 2017-04-27 06:38:44 by Gatlin
It is an unfortunate truth that, as the liberty movement gains traction in the political arena and becomes more diverse, we are going to face our fair share of hurdles when it comes to ideological differences on some hot-button issues. Issues such as drug use and the legality and acceptance of abortion have plagued the party in recent days. A house divided against itself cannot stand, and if we in the liberty movement want to continue to gain traction and stay relevant, then we must address the proverbial elephant in the room. Addressing the division within the movement will be no easy task. Many of us have very deep-seated moral objections against allowing certain actions in a libertarian ...
Exclusive interview: Trump 'absolutely' looking at breaking up 9th Circuit
Post Date: 2017-04-26 20:12:52 by cranky
"You see judge shopping, or what's gone on with these people, they immediately run to the 9th Circuit," Trump said.President Trump said Wednesday that he has "absolutely" considered proposals that would split up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, where judges have blocked two of his executive actions. "Absolutely, I have," Trump said of considering 9th Circuit breakup proposals during a far-ranging interview with the Washington Examiner at the White House. "There are many people that want to break up the 9th Circuit. It's outrageous." "Everybody immediately runs to the 9th Circuit. And we have a big country. We have lots of other ...
Arrests after Philly police raid pot party: 'Marijuana is still illegal'
Post Date: 2017-04-26 19:35:23 by Gatlin
Libertarian candidate for mayor and pot activist N.A. Poe, whose real name is Rich Tamaccio, was among those arrested during a pot raid by Philadelphia police on Saturday night. Philadelphia police conducted a raid of a marijuana meet-up in a Frankford warehouse Saturday night around 9 p.m., according to sources and media reports. The event, which took place in a warehouse on the 4500 block of Worth Street, was publicly organized on Instagram by Philly Smoke Session, which was charging $50 per person to attend the event. Sources who were at the party say that about 75 people were detained by police, and that as many as 11 were arrested, including libertarian candidate for mayor and pot ...
Libertarianism Does Not Yet Rule America. Libertarians Know That. That's Not a Reason for Them to Abandon Libertarianism.
Post Date: 2017-04-26 15:22:09 by Gatlin
From its beginnings as a distinct ideological movement in the postwar years, libertarianism has been a set of outsider ideas vastly disrespected by most American politicians and intellectuals. It was kept alive by small institutions, publications, and scattered academics (mostly in economics at first) who for decades were largely concerned with just keeping any expression of these ideas a going concern, barely expecting it could soon seriously influence mainstream political culture. (That story is told up to the turn of the 21st century in my book Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement.) Libertarians understand they are still to a large ...
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