A Newly Endangered Species, Our Conservative Democrats, Could Learn from Vandenberg

New York Sun, by Seth Lipsky Posted By: abuela10- Thu, 25 57 2018 11:57:16 GMT Does news that Joe Manchin of West Virginia is going to run for re’election mean there’s hope yet for the Senate? I, for one, would certainly like to think so. Mr. Manchin is a member of my favorite endangered species — conservative Democrats. Given the collapse of bipartisanship in Washington, he had been on the fence about whether to run. Just the other day, according to the New York Times, Mr. Manchin was grousing to Senator Schumer about the state of the Senate. “This place sucks,” is the way Mr. Manchin put it. After the Democrats blinked on the budget, though, the

Cuomo wants to let Dreamers go to college for free

New York Post, by Carl Campanile Posted By: mc squared- Thu, 25 06 2018 12:06:01 GMT Gov. Cuomo wants to give another break to immigrant Dreamers by extending free public college tuition to students who were brought into to the United States illegally …

Cecile Richards Plans To Step Down As President Of Planned Parenthood, After More Than A Decade

BuzzFeed, by Ruby Cramer and Erin O’Connor Posted By: tisHimself- Thu, 25 16 2018 12:16:01 GMT Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards is planning to step down from her role as president after more than a decade at the helm, according to two sources familiar with the matter. She has served as the president of the women’s health and reproductive rights organization since 2006. Richards, 60, has informed at least some members of the organization’s board of directors, one of the sources confirmed. In a statement provided Wednesday afternoon, a Planned Parenthood official said, “Cecile plans to discuss 2018 and the next steps for Planned Parenthood’s future at the upcoming board meeting,” which is scheduled for late next week. Her departure

Schumer Doubles Down On The Democrats´ Immigration Extremism

Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff Posted By: RockyTCB- Thu, 25 19 2018 12:19:00 GMT Borders: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is following up his party´s disastrous government shutdown on behalf of illegal immigrants by refusing to compromise on border security. What else can he do, since his party has become so radical on immigration? When the Democratic leadership decided to shut down the government in an effort to force approval of DACA, they clearly thought the public would rally to their cause. They didn´t and three days later Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, realizing his mistake, caved without getting anything in return. Liberals in the party revolted at what they saw as Schumer´s surrender, so now

High Tariffs And Weak Dollar Are No Way To Make America Great Again

Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff Posted By: RockyTCB- Thu, 25 20 2018 12:20:43 GMT Economy: As we´ve noted many times, President Trump´s first year was a rousing success when it comes to economic policy. But one new troubling exception has recently emerged: The Trump administration´s advocacy of a weaker dollar and trade protection. It´s a big mistake. In recent months, the U.S. dollar has weakened noticeably against other currencies. The Fed´s trade’weighted dollar index, which measures the dollar´s value against all of our trading partners, after adjusting for volume of trade, has fallen just over 8% in the past year, to a three’year low. That´s a sizable decline. What concerns us is that the pace has

Menendez Judge Finds Senator Not Guilty on Some Counts

Bloomberg, by David Voreacos and Neil Weinberg Posted By: tisHimself- Thu, 25 45 2018 12:45:13 GMT A judge tossed out four criminal counts against U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat facing re’election this year, but left in place brib…

The decline and fall of General Electric, the poster child of Obamanomics

Washington Examiner, by Timothy Carney Posted By: tisHimself- Thu, 25 52 2018 12:52:54 GMT Sometimes we look back a decade or so and reconsider our word choice. For instance, I used to call General Electric — with its heavy lobbying, its intimate ties to the White House, all its bets on green energy, on embryonic stem cells, on Obamacare, on industrial policy — the “for’profit arm of the Obama administration.” Those words were ill’chosen. Specifically, in describing GE, it was a mistake to use the word “profit.” No company has spent as much on U.S. lobbying since 2000 as General Electric. And no component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average has performed worse since 2000 than

Gay Couple Sues After U.S. Denies Citizenship To One Of Their Twin Boys

The birth certificate lists one parent as a citizen, which should entitle him to citizenship as well, the lawsuit says.

Theresa May at Davos: Investors Must Boycott Social Media Firms Not Censoring ‘Extremist’ Views

The prime minister is to call on investors to boycott social media platforms that do not delete and censor perceived “extremist” views.

Police Data: UK Violent Crime Wave Grows Even Faster, London Knife Attacks up 40 Per Cent

The UK’s surge in recorded violent and sexual crime, including knife attacks, has accelerated at a faster rate than previously thought over the past year, new police statistics reveal.