Thursday, January 18, 2018

Dylan Farrow calls on actors who worked with Woody Allen to "acknowledge their complicity"

Wow just wow, Nazi much?

Bombshell Memo on FISA Surveillance Shows Abuse of Power 'Far Worse Than Watergate'

Basic media rule is that only Republicans can shut down the government even when it is Democrats saying they are going to shut down the government.

Important (and timely) news: 3 Yale scholars have estimated that the number of "undocumented immigrants" isn't 11 million, but more likely 22.8 million, or twice as many as the conventional wisdom asserts

"Explosive", "Shocking" And "Alarming" FISA Memo Set To Rock DC, "End Mueller Investigation"

CNN’s worst nightmare: A diverse group of Ohio voters respond positively to Donald Trump’s accomplishments during his first year in office.

Democrats have enough votes to block the spending bill in the Senate and prevent Republicans from keeping the government up and running, senior Democratic aide tells NBCNews

Why California Has The Nation's Worst Poverty Rate

WSJ reports Trump's lawyer created a Delaware LLC to pay adult film star $130,000 in hush money a month before the 2016 election.

California AG Xavier Becerra (D) Tells employers who cooperate with ICE raids on illegal aliens will be prosecuted for breaking California Law.

JUST THINK OF THE MEDIA AS DEMOCRATIC OPERATIVES WITH BYLINES, AND IT ALL MAKES SENSE: The Media Has a Very Different Attitude Toward Donald Trump’s Health Than Hillary Clinton’s (Video).

Ed Driscoll

Gov. Rauner announces plan to ban lawmakers from working as property tax lawyers

Illinois Policy Institute

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: Common Core is Dead at U.S. Department of Education…

The Conservative Treehouse

'What a Loathsome Little Demagogue You Are': Tucker Blasts Chicago Alderman Over Illegal Immigration

Fox Insider

NY Gov. Cuomo Targets Hedge Fund Managers With 17% "Fairness Fix" Tax

Diversity in The News.....

Students earned $11/hour to complain about Halloween costumes

Illegal immigrant accused of stabbing stranger in neck at California market had been deported seven times

Anyone seen more polling data asking DACA/shutdown tradeoff Q? This CBS poll is decidedly bad for Dem position - only 57% of Dems support risking a shutdown for DACA.

One of Harvard University’s oldest sororities has been dismantled by its own members following threats of sanctions from university officials

Mr. Illegal Defender Speaks...

Jorge Garcia, father of two who was deported in tearful scene this week, on his message to Pres. Trump: "We're supposed to only deport people that are criminals. That's not what's going on. They're only basically hurting the economy and separating families just like mine."

Noted illegal back home.....

Bernie Sanders: It’s ‘Unspeakable’ That Illegal Aliens Might Be Deported [VIDEO]

The Daily Caller

Hillary Clinton could still become president, says Lawrence Lessig, Harvard professor

Sexual harassment and assault rife at United Nations, staff claim

The Guardian

Economically Speaking: Government Regulation

Leftist Judd Legum Questions the Santity of Newsweek....

New Trump Tape Exposes Sex Scams

Yale Psychiatry Prof Has Second Meeting With Dems, Claims She’s Getting Death Threats

The last printer on Chicago's Printers Row is preparing to turn out the lights.

"I loved my father. I respected him. He was my hero. And that doesn't obviously take away from what he did."

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta calls for less occupational licensing

President Trump contradicted his own chief of staff, saying his position on building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico had not "evolved"

Soros: EU is on verge of collapse while Russia is becoming 'resurgent nationalist power'

Trump Tells Congressional Black Caucus To Take A Hike During Tense Immigration Meeting; Report

Michael Wolff Gets A TV Payday For ‘Fire and Fury’

Protesters demanding Obama sign community benefits agreement make voices heard

Marla Maples dating TV host who called Trump ‘physically disgusting’

The New York Post

Trump’s border wall promise was ‘uninformed’ and Mexico won't pay for it, John Kelly says

The L.A. Times reports:
White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly complicated immigration negotiations Wednesday ahead of a possible government shutdown, telling lawmakers that President Trump’s border wall was an “uninformed” campaign promise and not likely to be funded by Mexico.

Kelly stunned Congressional Hispanic Caucus members by also suggesting that Trump’s decision to protect so-called Dreamers was a “done deal” even though they have yet to work out a compromise over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that the administration is ending.

“He made it very clear we’re not talking about the Trump wall of the campaign — that was campaign rhetoric,” said Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Downey), whose questions about the wall provoked Kelly’s response during the closed-door session. “There was an understanding the concrete wall does not make sense.”

Kelly explained to the lawmakers that “candidates say things during the campaign that are not informed,” according to Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill.).
The illegal lobby gets their hopes up...

Recently married gay couple files federal lawsuit against Vistaprint after allegedly receiving discriminatory flyers instead of their wedding programs.

Immigration Is Destroying the Welfare State

Majority Of Americans Don’t Think Trump’s ‘Sh**hole’ Remark Was Racist

With a possible government shutdown hours away, Republicans are negotiating with themselves

The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards


Caltech ranks highest among Los Angeles-area colleges in the WSJ/Times Higher Education College Rankings

Kevin Spacey Faces Third Scotland Yard Sexual Assault Investigation

The Wrap

Cuomo proposes plugging budget gap with more than $1 billion in taxes and fees .Governor pitches excises on health insurance, painkillers and online shopping .

Crain's New York reports:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for an array of new revenues to close the state’s $4 billion budget hole on Tuesday while sketching his spending plan for the coming fiscal year.

The governor asserted that Albany could reap $750 million from sales of health care nonprofits to private entities, $140 million from a new tax on health insurers, $170 million from an opioid surcharge, $300 million through a one-year suspension of certain corporate tax credits and $318 million through an internet sales tax.

The state would allocate the proceeds to a “health care shortfall fund”—which Cuomo said would “make up for these federal cuts that are coming down the pike”—and education spending.

Cuomo's total budget would be $168.2 billion, up 2.3% from last year. Expenditures of state funds would rise by 1.9%.

In keeping with all of his recent speeches, the Democrat deflected attention from the state’s longstanding fiscal issues by railing against the tax law Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed in December. He pointed to the massive federal corporate tax cut to defend the proposed levy on health care providers, and the one-year deferment of credits for companies holding more than $200 million in such incentives.

“They weren’t expecting the tax cut, they got the tax cut," he said. “I think it’s totally justifiable to have a tax to recoup part of their windfall benefit.”
King Andrew has plans for your money...

Bay Area police unlikely to help ICE on immigration sweeps

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
Officials from several Bay Area law enforcement agencies said Wednesday that federal officials haven’t looped them in on any plans for major sweeps for undocumented immigrants, and added that they didn’t plan to help with any such operations.

The Oakland City Council took it a step further, passing a resolution prohibiting police from providing so much as traffic control for federal immigration-enforcement actions.

The response from local jurisdictions came after The Chronicle reported that U.S. officials are gearing up for a major dragnet in Northern California, during which they will seek to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented immigrants.

Federal officials have expressed frustration with sanctuary policies adopted by the state and local governments that limit cooperation with immigration-law enforcement. Last month, the acting director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, Thomas Homan, said California “better hold on tight” and that if local officials “don’t want to protect their communities, then ICE will.”

The plan for sweeps drew a scathing reaction Wednesday from many California lawmakers. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco called it “deeply shameful,” and state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, called it a threat by the Trump administration to “weaponize federal agencies against California.”
Third World California channels its' inner John C. Calhoun...

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