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Watch: Trump Signed $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Bill; Not Happy About It [video + transcript]

President Donald Trump signs the $1.3 trillion omnibus bill just hours after tweeting that he was considering vetoing the measure. In comments ahead of the signing, the president said: “There are a lot of things that we shouldn’t have had in this bill” and told reporters that he was “unhappy” about signing it. The president said that if not for ...

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6 Things That Will Make Conservatives Livid In The Spending Bill

  by Robert Donachie House leadership released the text of a 2,232 page must-pass spending bill late Wednesday evening that includes a number of provisions that are likely to make conservatives angry. The legislation will keep the government funded through Sept. 30, if House and Senate lawmakers pass the bill and President Donald Trump signs it. The bill comes after months of ...

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What’s in the budget bill that President Trump just signed

President Donald Trump signed a new budget bill, H.R. 1892, into law on Friday that pushes most of the difficult budget debate issues into March while funding defense, opioid addiction, infrastructure and more for two years. H.R. 1892 was originally titled “The Hometown Heroes Act” and was intended to allow the flying of the U.S. Flag at half-staff in the ...

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H.R. 1892 – The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 [full text]

also available in PDF format In the Senate of the United States, February 9 (legislative day, February 8), 2018. Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 1892) entitled “An Act to amend title 4, United States Code, to provide for the flying of the flag at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder in ...

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Trump: ‘Our country needs a good shutdown’

trump not doing fox debate

President Trump said Tuesday that a government shutdown might be the only way to fix the mess in Washington. The president posted on Twitter a sort of explanation for just how a democrat-friendly spending bill would get through a republican congress. “The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the ...

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HONOR OUR FALLEN HEROES; An Oath Keeper’s Plea

  Today is Memorial Day. During the course of the day many words, like these, will be written; many parades will be held; many gun salutes at cemeteries; many prayers offered; and many speeches made. All of these will have a singular aim, to remember and honor those who have fallen in defense of our liberty. The Commander in Chief ...

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Saturday Night Cigar Lounge Sept. 28th

When:Saturday, September 28th, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific Where: Saturday Night Cigar Lounge with Taylor on Blog Talk Radio What: Saturday nights were meant for cigars and politics. Hear Taylor and his co-host Liz Harrison talk about everything from the past week – from politics, to news, to books, and entertainment. Whatever comes to mind, and of course, sobriety is not likely. ...

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The End Of Policy Revisited

Note from Taylor: My buddy, William K, sent me an email last week in reply to this article from Reason Magazine. I don’t 100% agree with him, especially on foreign policy where I think he’s dead wrong, but he brings up some excellent points. Hi Taylor, I almost agree with what he’s saying. I do agree that the GOP has ...

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States hiring ‘foodstamp recruiters’ to increase cashflow

SNAP recruiter

A Washington Post article demonstrates how states are spending taxpayer money to put more people on taxpayer funded programs. Agood [sic] recruiter needs to be liked, so Dillie Nerios filled gift bags with dog toys for the dog people and cat food for the cat people. She packed crates of cookies, croissants, vegetables and fresh fruit. She curled her hair and painted ...

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Obama’s Budget Plan: Raise Taxes on Middle Class, Gut Charities

President's budget

$800 billion in tax increases form the center of President Obama’s new budget plan with some $1.2 Billion in cuts to future spending growth. Neither side seems to willing to support the plan. Democrats say that the tax increases don’t go far enough and point to the liberal plan from the Senate that raises taxes by more than twice what ...

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Despite greatest level of government spending in history, more Americans are poor

Obama not helping the poor

For almost a century, progressives, socialists and centrists of almost every shade have spouted that in order to make things more fair, the government has to redistribute wealth from the richest to the poorest. During Barack Obama’s Presidency, taxes have been raised, government spending on the poor has exploded and yet, according to government figures, we are experiencing the highest ...

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How Joe Biden Spent $585,000 for One Night in Paris

Have you really thought about that? Here’s how he did it. There are more stories about this than I have toothpicks and we owned a restaurant. (Trust me, you end up with a lot of toothpicks after closing a restaurant.) I have a much different take on things but first “the facts:” When you think about it – I mean ...

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Is Rep. Markwayne Mullin Now John Boehner’s Spokesman?

I find each pronouncement by Congressman Mullin (R-OK-2) to be more and more enlightening as to his perception of his role in Congress, and ever more perplexing in my perception of his role in Congress.  Mullin is now telling us what John Boehner said to the Republican conference in their meetings, focusing on keeping control of the House in the ...

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Sequester Cuts Scam: “An Oldie But a Goodie”

The situation in our nation today takes me back many years to the early days of a sit-com called “The Beverly Hillbillies”.  I remember the Clampetts hooking up with “Honest John” Shafer, played by long time comedian Phil Silvers.  “Honest John” sold them every monument in Washington, D C (De Cesspool). Those “dumb ole’ Clampetts” just kept giving “Honest John” ...

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President has Personal Discretion in Government Shutdown

This was originally posted April 09, 2011 during that threat of government shutdown. It’s regrettable the American people are rounding this corner again. The sharp contrast of lost standards from a mere two-years ago reflects how Obama has effectively “nudged” a serious deterioration of American expectations. This is a most shameful course of action for any American President. The president ...

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