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Idaho: Making Things Better

News from Idaho: Something rather remarkable just happened in Idaho. The state legislature opted to—in essence—repeal the entire state regulatory code. The cause may have been dysfunction across legislative chambers, but the result is serendipitous. A new governor is presented with an unprecedented opportunity to repeal an outdated and burdensome regulatory code and replace it with a more streamlined and sensible set of rules. Other states should be paying close attention. The situation came abo...
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Analyst: Here's why executive privilege may not apply

CNN legal analyst Elie Honig explains why President Donald Trump may not be able to invoke executive privilege to prevent former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before Congress.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Donald Trump, Don McGahn, Elie Honig


Trump supporters astonished to learn that the man they gave $20m to "build the wall" has nothing to show for it

Donald Trump, a garbage person, promised the credulous dunces in his "base" that he would build a wall along the US southern border at a cost of $12b (the DHS said it would cost $21.6b) and then failed to do so, despite controlling Congress, the Senate and the White House. He blamed the opposition for this failure. In response, a fellow promised that he would raise the money for the wall through a crowdfunding campaign that the credulous dunces could send money to. He estimated that he coul...
Tags: Post, News, Crowdfunding, Buzzfeed, White House, Politico, US, Dhs, Aclu, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Gofundme, Trump, Stephen K Bannon, Sommer, Kris Kobach


Democrat Tulsi Gabbard’s anti-war presidential campaign theme cheered in Malibu

MALIBU — The crowd came with Hawaiian shirts, flower leis and surfing jokes, and Tulsi Gabbard came looking to catch an elusive political wave. Campaigning in Malibu on Sunday, the Hawaii congresswoman and presidential candidate drew applause from an audience of supporters and curious Democrats with a campaign message heavy on anti-war themes. “Unfortunately you don’t hear many other candidates talking about this issue, but the fact of the matter is unless we work to end these wasteful regime-ch...
Tags: Congress, California, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Syria, Soccer, United States, Hawaii, Miami, Lebanon, Kuwait


White House says investigations aren't following 'rules and norms'

The White House on Sunday decried Democratic-led congressional investigations, saying Democrats are refusing to abide by "rules and norms" that govern oversight authority as they issue subpoenas for documents the Trump administration refuses to hand over.
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White House says House investigations are not following 'rules and norms'

The White House on Sunday decried Democratic-led congressional investigations, saying Democrats are refusing to abide by "rules and norms" that govern oversight authority as they issue subpoenas for documents the Trump administration refuses to hand over.
Tags: News, White House, House, Stories, Trump


Kamala Harris Says 'We Have to Seriously Take a Look At' Breaking Up Facebook

California Senator Kamala Harris, one of the (innumerable) Democrats eyeing the White House in a 2020 presidential bid, has joined Massachusetts senator and fellow candidate Elizabeth Warren in calling for antitrust authorities to look at a possible breakup of Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, California, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Antitrust, Kamala Harris, Facebook Read, Tech Policy


White House says House Democrats are not following 'rules and norms'

The White House on Sunday decried Democratic-led congressional investigations, saying Democrats are refusing to abide by "rules and norms" that govern oversight authority as they issue subpoenas for documents the Trump administration refuses to hand over.
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White House decries investigations by House Democrats, says they are not following 'rules and norms'

The White House on Sunday decried Democratic-led congressional investigations, saying Democrats are refusing to abide by "rules and norms" that govern oversight authority as they issue subpoenas for documents the Trump administration refuses to hand over.
Tags: White House, Cnn, House, Trump


Trump To Welcome Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán

As president Trump prepares to receive Viktor Orbán at the White House, we look at the Hungarian prime minister's so-called "illiberal democracy."
Tags: News, White House, Trump, Viktor Orban


Christians should prepare to be 'shunned' for their beliefs, Mike Pence warns as he reaffirms Trump administration's anti-abortion stance

Mike Pence has warned Christian graduates of an evangelical university that they should prepare to face “ridicule” for their beliefs.The deeply religious vice president told Liberty University students that “some of the loudest voices for tolerance today have little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs”.In a commencement address at the college founded by right-wing preacher Jerry Falwell, he said: “Throughout most of American history, it’s been pretty easy to call yourself Christian.“It d...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Kentucky, White House, US, Alyssa Milano, Georgia, Karen, Trump, Mike Pence, Liberty University, Jerry Falwell, Wade, Falwell, Pence, Roe


White House Economic Advisor Contradicts President Trump on Who Actually Pays for the Tariffs on China

Trump has characterized his tariffs as being paid for largely by China
Tags: News, White House, China, Uncategorized, Trade, Trump, Onetime


How a gay man is using comedy to reconcile with his evangelical mom

Gay comedian Zach Zimmerman’s debut album Clean Comedy is a study in contradiction.
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Clean Comedy, Zach Zimmerman


Keir Starmer: Brexit deal unlikely to pass without confirmatory poll

Exclusive: shadow Brexit secretary also warns Labour risks losing its remain votersKeir Starmer has expressed doubts that any cross-party Brexit deal lacking a confirmatory referendum could pass parliament, warning up to 150 Labour MPs would reject an agreement that did not include one.The shadow Brexit secretary said he feared the party risked losing its remain voters after worse than expected losses in the local elections, but he warned Labour remainers tempted to vote for the Liberal Democrat...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Labour, Liberal Democrats, House Of Commons, Keir Starmer, European elections, Local elections, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Starmer, European parliamentary elections 2019


Study: teaching liberals about white privilege reveals "startling" blind spot

Psychologists looked at how liberals and conservatives viewed poor people after learning about "white privilege".Conservatives didn't show much sympathy for poor people regardless of race.Liberals seemed to blame poor white people for their problems. None Is there a blind spot in the sympathies of liberals? A recent study, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, looked at what happened when "social liberals" were educated about "white privilege". While they did become more aware of ...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Race, Economics, Poverty, Homelessness, Racism, United States, Innovation, New York University, Kevin, Cooley, Colgate University, Erin Cooley, William Cipolli III, Ryan F Lei


Both Labour and the Tories have gone awol on Brexit | Matthew d’Ancona

One party insists Brexit is a distraction, the other is fixated on a leadership contest. But for the voters there is no exit hatchIn her book Wilful Blindness, Margaret Heffernan writes that we “mostly admit the information that makes us feel great about ourselves, while conveniently filtering whatever unsettles our fragile egos and most vital beliefs”.In everyday life, this is often an impediment to sound decision-making. At the apex of politics, it is a psychological phenomenon that can inflic...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, Tories, European elections, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Matthew d'Ancona, Margaret Heffernan, European parliamentary elections 2019


Trade war update: White House expects China to retaliate on tariffs

The U.S. is awaiting retaliation from China over increased tariffs, after talks in Washington ended without a deal on trade.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Abolish the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) NOW!

Opinion Abolish the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) NOW! USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Imagine there is a group of people in Congress with more influence over whether laws are passed and rules are changed, than any official committee or subcommittee in the House and Senate. Now, imagine the members of this powerful group are not even members of Congress – in fact, they’re not elected officials at all. Finally, imagine this group operates in secret, refuses to explain its decisions in detail to a...
Tags: Guns, Obamacare, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, America, House, Republican Party, Jonathan Gruber, Newt Gingrich, Trump, Bush, Congressional Budget Office CBO, CBO, U S House of Representatives


White House Top Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow Undercuts Trump on Tariffs

Alex Edelman-Pool/Getty ImagesPresident Trump’s top economic adviser admitted on Sunday that American companies and consumers would have to pay for new tariffs on Chinese goods—undercutting the president, who has repeatedly claimed that China would somehow be paying for the new penalties directly.On Fox News Sunday, anchor Chris Wallace pressed the White House’s Larry Kudlow: “It’s not China that pays the tariffs, it’s the American importers, the American companies that pay what, is in fact, a t...
Tags: News, White House, China, United States, Treasury, Trump, Chris Wallace, Fox News Sunday, Larry Kudlow, Kudlow, Larry Kudlow Undercuts Trump, Alex Edelman Pool Getty ImagesPresident Trump


Guaidó says Maduro is 'sowing terror' against leaders who tried to oust him

Venezuelan opposition leader speaks to the Guardian as his allies face years in jail for their role in the abortive 30 April uprisingVenezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who declared himself the interim-president of Venezuela before the start of an interview, at the Popular Will party’s headquarters in Caracas on 10 May. Photograph: Martín Mejía/APThe Venezuelan politician fighting to depose Nicolás Maduro has accused his rival of attempting to obliterate the opposition challenge to his ru...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, White House, US, Colombia, Britain, United States, Venezuela, Cia, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas, Maduro, Hugo Chavez, Zambrano, El Nacional


Youth clubs and knife crime | Letters

Norma Hornby thinks the prime minister should consider the views of professional youth workers, Bernard Davies points out the flaws in the all-party parliamentary group’s plansStatistics quoted in the Guardian confirm that there is a correlation between swingeing cuts to youth services across England and the high incidence of knife crime committed by young people in some communities (Report, 7 May)The closure of much-needed youth clubs is only the tip of the iceberg because professionally manage...
Tags: Politics, England, Crime, Police, Austerity, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Poverty, Theresa May, Knife crime, Norma Hornby, Bernard Davies


White House hopefuls swarm rival’s home turf of California

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Democrats who want to be president are swarming California, competing for campaign cash and media attention while courting longtime allies of home-state Sen. Kamala Harris on their rival’s own turf. Former Vice President Joe Biden swooped in to Los Angeles on Wednesday to raise money and snack on tacos […]
Tags: News, California, White House, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Ap, Nation, Kamala Harris, BEVERLY HILLS Calif, Nation & World Politics


Viktor Orban Visits The White House

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will visit the White House Monday. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to The Washington Post's Anne Applebaum about Trump's support for some of the world's strongmen.
Tags: News, White House, The Washington Post, Trump, Viktor Orban, Lulu Garcia Navarro, Anne Applebaum


Trump Raves ‘McGahn Had A Much Better Chance Of Being Fired Than Mueller’

President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday night that former White House counsel Don McGahn had a “much better chance” of getting fired than special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump insisted that he “was NOT” going to fire Mueller amid the special counsel’s Russia investigation. “Actually, lawyer Don McGahn had a much better chance of being fired than Mueller,” Trump tweeted. “Never a big fan!” I was NOT going to fire Bob Mueller, and did not fire Bob Mueller. In fact, he was allowed to finish ...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Don McGahn, McGahn, Trump Tweets, Bob Mueller, Cristina Cabrera, Russia Probe


White House expects China to retaliate over trade tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is awaiting retaliation from China over increased tariffs, after talks in Washington ended without a deal on trade, the president’s chief economic adviser said on Sunday. “The expected countermeasures have not yet materialized. We may know more today or even this evening or tomorrow,” Larry Kudlow told “Fox News Sunday.” […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, White House, China, Ap, Fox News, Larry Kudlow


White House expects retaliation from China over tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president’s chief economic adviser says he expects China to retaliate over increased tariffs, after talks in Washington ended without a deal on trade. Larry Kudlow also tells “Fox News Sunday” that President Donald Trump’s plan to raise US tariffs to 25 percent across the board could take months to take effect. […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, White House, China, US, Ap, Fox News, Donald Trump, Larry Kudlow


Failure to deliver Brexit has fuelled support for Farage's party, says Gardiner

Shadow minister warns Brexit party leader is capitalising on anger of frustrated votersThe shadow international trade secretary, Barry Gardiner, has said parliament’s refusal to deliver Brexit has led directly to the surge in support for Nigel Farage’s Brexit party, and is allowing him to dictate what the departure terms should be.Gardiner, who is among those on the Labour frontbench most sceptical about the idea of a second referendum, criticised the former prime minister Tony Blair for recomme...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Labour, Nigel Farage, House Of Commons, Tony Blair, Farage, European elections, Brexit, Gardiner, Barry Gardiner, Brexit Party, European parliamentary elections 2019


Live-Action Lady & the Tramp Changing “Siamese Cat Song”

Disney declared that they are changing the “Siamese Cat Song” for their live-action Lady and the Tramp movie, likely another decision backed solely by personal politics as the usual left-leaning snowflakes have labeled the song as racist over the years. Originally recorded by Peggy Lee, Janelle Monae and Wondaland are performing the song for the […]
Tags: Music, Politics, Movies, Censorship, Disney, International, Anime, Live Action, Adaptations, Neko


Nuking asteroids could save the Earth — but we need to make it legal first

The schlocky 1998 Bruce Willis movie Armageddon was the highest grossing film of that year. The blockbuster saw a master oil driller (Willis) and an unlikely crew of misfits place a nuclear bomb inside a giant asteroid heading for Earth, blow it up – and save humanity. Armageddon isn’t exactly a documentary: it’s packed full of sci-fi nonsense. But, 20 years on, its basic plot – of using a nuclear explosion to avert a cataclysmic asteroid collision – doesn’t seem quite as silly as it did at the ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Politics, Science, Syndication



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