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Republicans Flirting With Earmarks Again
by Thomas Gallatin
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Social Media Censorship of Conservatives
Proven in Project Veritas Undercover Video
{rickwells.us} ~ It’s something that those of us in the internet media have known for a long time simply as part of the monitoring our sites... There is an orchestrated effort online to not only manipulate public opinion towards the leftist, globalist, anti-American slant and to take down conservatives in the process. Social media censorship is real and a major part of its focus is on conservative alternative media, to eliminate those who ring the alarm bells and expose the attacks of the left by forcing us out of business and effectively muting our voices. Those of us who are able to cling on have our exposure reduced to the point of being a non-factor. It’s across the board, not a situation of one or two bloggers becoming unpopular, it’s a constant battle and one that has us squarely in their crosshairs. All conservatives are being targeted for censorship...  https://rickwells.us/social-media-censorship-proven-2/
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John Bolton: Not Turning 'Screws' 
to Iran Would Be 'Tragic Mistake'
by Cathy Burke

{newsmax.com} ~ Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton said Thursday it would be a "tragic mistake"... 
for the Trump administration to "turn away the opportunity to put the economic screws" on Iran by continuing to waive sanctions against the country. In an interview on Fox News' "Outnumbered Overtime With Harris Faulkner,"  Bolton said now that protests are roiling Iran, America should seize the opportunity "to get out of the nuclear deal completely" and "bring back all of the sanctions that have been suspended as a consequence of the deal."...  https://www.newsmax.com/politics/john-bolton-nuclear-deal-nuclear-w...
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The DOJ is Finally Opening an Investigation 
into liar-Hillary Clinton’s Misdeeds
{patrioticviralnews.com} ~ Boy. The FBI sure made a mess of things over the past two years. If you just read a list of their gaffes, it might read as satire... Unfortunately, it’s all true. But, we don’t live in a stagnant country, and things never stay the same forever. The FBI is finally showing faint signs of life and the potential to return to form and be the objective investigative, crime stopping unit they were designed to be in the first place. Even though every literate American has known for years that the liar-Clintons and everything they touch are corrupt, the FBI seems to have finally noticed. The liar-Clinton Foundation is finally facing a formal investigation from the FBI. Before you sigh in abject relief, remember that this is the same organization that has deployed two separate teams against Trump that were both caught in unacceptable political bias. The idea that the liar-Clintons might face a real investigation is encouraging, but if they’re lingering corruption is still strong enough, this could just be a formal way for them to escape justice yet again...  http://patrioticviralnews.com/articles/new-report-the-doj-is-finall...
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Establishment Insider Calls 
for Military Intervention in Venezuela
by Bob Adelmann
{thenewamerican.com} ~ When an obscure college professor nearing retirement age suggests that the only way to “solve” the Venezuelan “crisis” is through military intervention... few people would pay any attention. But when that person, Ricardo Hausmann, is a professor at Harvard and a director of the John F. Kennedy School of Government there, his proposal represents much more than just wishful thinking. Hausmann, with a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University, is a bona fide Keynesian interventionist. Considering that Hausmann was a former minister of planning in Venezuela and a member of the board of directors of the Central Bank of Venezuela in the early 1990s, one can rest assured that free market principles aren’t being considered as any part of his solution to Venezuela’s problems. Under socialism, things have gotten so bad in Venezuela that Hausmann now thinks military intervention is the only cure. His plan, “D Day Venezuela,” is built on the conclusion that all other forms of intervention — from sanctions to freezing assets belonging to Maduro and 50 of his top people to freezing Maduro out of the U.S. bond market — simply aren’t working. Wrote Hausmann, “The Venezuelan crisis is moving relentlessly from catastrophic to unimaginable.” He carefully built the case that the end justifies the means...   https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/south-america/item/27931-...
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Rich Nancy Pulosi: Tax Cut $1k Bonuses for Employees Amount to ‘Crumbs’
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Immigration Agents Raid Almost 100 7-Eleven Stores In 17 States
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Writer Shunned After Coming Out As Trump Supporter
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Steven Mnuchin: 90% Of Workers Will See Take-Home Pay Increase
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Now THIS Is Technology A Folding Clothes Machine
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A Message to North Korea? US Sends 3 B-2 Stealth Bombers to Guam
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How Liberal Govs. Like NYC Strangle Small Business
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Sen. dinky-Pocahontas Dodges Questions About Trump’s Tax Reform Plan
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Republicans Flirting With Earmarks Again
by Thomas Gallatin:  Reminiscent of a scene from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, like men drawn to the power of the One Ring, Republicans are actively contemplating a return to that corrupting practice of pork-barrel spending known as “earmarks.” It was merely seven years ago that a GOP-controlled House finally banned the practice conservatives had long loathed. But now, Republicans are justifying the practice by highlighting how much good they could do.

          Even President Donald Trump floated the idea, saying on Tuesday, “I hear so much about earmarks and how there was a great friendliness [among lawmakers] when you had earmarks. Of course, they had other problems, but maybe all of you should start thinking about going back to a form of earmarks. One thing it did is it brought everybody together.” Of course for Trump, who is more populist than fiscal conservative, he’s looking at eliminating roadblocks to his bigger agenda. His pragmatic instinct is to make deals in order to get that agenda done, and greasing the skids with earmarks makes deals easier.
          But for congressional Republicans, the consequences of reversing course on such a politically potent issue could be significant, especially in what is sure to be a hotly contested election year. As Brian Riedl, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, warned, “The last time the Republicans ran a congressional earmark factory, they lost control of Congress. In 2006, when the Democrats took Congress, the No. 1 issue according to voters was pork and corruption. … It was a political disaster.” Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) pointedly noted, “We just had a political revolution launched against the swamp [across] the political spectrum all the way from commie-Bernie to Trump voters. I don’t think any of those folks along that entire spectrum would be in favor of earmarks.” Indeed, you don’t drain the swamp by feeding the swamp creatures.
          The reason Republicans are even suggesting a return to earmarks is the fact that it can be an effective incentive for encouraging compromise and garnering votes from across the aisle. Essentially, it’s a legal way to buy votes, but the consequences are overspending, the creation of super-incumbents, bigger government and greater opportunity for waste and corruption. Like Frodo, Republicans need to drop talk of earmarks into Mt. Doom and be done with it forever.  ~The Patriot Pos
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LIGHTER SIDE

ALERT ALERT

 After Years Of Stagnation Under Obama 
Household Income Hits 50-Year High

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Former President Barack Obama got plenty of praise for shepherding us through the recovery from the 2008 economic crisis. However, those on Main Street, USA, knew the truth — things weren’t any better than they had been when George W. Bush left office.

As The Weekly Standard reported in 2016, median household income when Obama came into office in 2009 was $56,731. In 2015, six years into his presidency, that number was $56,516 — a decrease of just over $200.

By the time he left office, it’s true that media household income had risen to $59,471 — but that was essentially the same as it had been in December, 2007, at the end of the “Great Recession” and just a few weeks before Obama took office, when it was $59,549.

So, how’s The Donald doing?

Well, as Investor’s Business Daily reported, a new study from Sentier Research found that the median household income in April was $61,483 — a 50-year high.

That’s up from $59,471 in January of 2017.

The firm tracks income using census data and adjusts for inflation — so even a slightly weaker dollar doesn’t account for the increase.

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Bad News For Dems: Household Income Hits All-Time High Under Trump … And He's Getting Credit For It!!! 

Household Income Hits All-Time High Under Trump, And He's Getting Credit For It

A new report shows that the median household income has climbed 3% since President Trump took office. It's another sign of a strong economy, and at least one poll shows the public credits Trump for...

That’s great news for the country, but maybe not the best news for Democrats.

“This is just another indication that the economy has notably strengthened under Trump. And polls show that the public’s mood has brightened considerably as a result,” Investor’s Business Daily reported.

“The latest IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index is 53.6. This index has been in positive territory (anything over 50 is optimistic) since Trump took office. The Quality of Life Index, meanwhile, hit a 14-year high in May and the Financial Stress Index is at an all-time low.”

That economic data is followed by a lot of polls that seem to show that the “blue wave” expected in the November midterms breaking and rolling back into the sea.

A new Reuters poll found that a generic Republican would beat a generic Democrat by six points. Back in March, the Democrats were up by nine points. A CBS poll found that Democrats had a two-point advantage on the generic ballot — hardly “wave” material.

The CBS poll also found that 68 percent of Americans believed Trump’s policies deserved at least some of the credit for the economic situation, with 35 percent saying he deserved a “great deal” of the credit.

Sixty-four percent of respondents rated the economy as “somewhat good” or “very good.” In a CNN poll, 57 percent of voters said that “things are going well in the U.S.” In February, that was 49 percent.

Perhaps the most important figure: Under Obama, when Gallup asked whether it was a good time to find “a quality job in the U.S.,” the highest number that administration ever achieved was 45 percent. Under Trump, that number is 67 percent — the highest number in the 17-year history of the poll.

While Trump’s personal numbers haven’t seen the same bounce, they’re still up — and that’s the important thing. Thanks to the relentless campaign of personal attacks against him, Trump’s stated approval rating has always been a lot lower than it probably is.

Don’t believe me? Just ask Hillary Clinton. For all of the personal barbs and attacks, 2016 ultimately came down to the economy. So will 2018 — and that’s not good news for the Democrats.

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