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Janet – ObamaCare TONITE!
ADLER – NKOR; WILLIAMSON – Hocus POTUS.
LEADS: STRASSEL – DJT’s finest moment; HOLLYFIELD – Berkeley arrested 7; COULTER – Gov’t shuttered; WALSH – LePen; WADHAMS –State Dept cuts.
NOTES: LEVIN 4/27/17; GILLETTE – Then there was Hannity.
Donald Comes to Hbg: Wall/Health?Taxes???
Join President Donald J. Trump for a rally in Harrisburg, PA on April 29th at 7:30 PM EST!
Get your tickets here. Details about the event below:
Saturday, April 29th: Harrisburg, PA
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center
New Holland Arena
2300 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Doors Open: 4:30 PM (EST)
Event Begins: 7:30 PM (EST)
Please limit personal items and arrive early to expedite entrance into the venue – please note, NO homemade signs, banners, professional cameras with a detachable lens, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, back packs or large bags will be permitted into the venue.
We hope to see you there!
Merchandise will be sold at this event. If you are unable to attend, you can always pick-up your MAGA gear here at our online store.
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Janet: Obama Care:
There are no more excuses for not repealing Obamacare. Establishment Republicans are, nonetheless, dragging their feet on what was a major campaign promise. We are hearing that liberals are calling Congress in massive numbers to ensure the survival of socialist medicine and the ‘death panel’. Conservatives must act asap.
The deadline to repeal Obamacare, with the reconciliation process that allows passage in the Senate with only 51 votes (Republicans have 52), is April 28, 2017.
Please be aware that repeal must come first, then, replace. A transition period is included in the repeal effort that gives Obamacare insurers and insured the time to transition to a replacement plan. Combining repeal and replace significantly jeopardizes the repeal process.
ACTION ALERT: Please contact your Congressman
Rep. Patrick Meehan: https://meehan.house.gov/contact/email-me
D.C. office (202) 225-2011
Springfield, PA office (610) 690-7323
Rep. Ryan Costello
https://costello.house.gov/contact : D.C. office (202) 225-4315
West Chester, PA office (610) 696-2982
For more information: http://heritageaction.com/2017/02/repeal-replace-obamacare-trump-administration/
Health Care – Hannity: Josh Umber Sites
The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,). Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC. Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded! I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.
Pure = Green Icon
Unknown = Yellow Icon
Hybrid = Red Icon
Stephen Adler et al., Reuters: “Exclusive: Trump says ‘major, major’ conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy”
“U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.
“‘There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,’ Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday.
“Nonetheless, Trump said he wanted to peacefully resolve a crisis that has bedeviled multiple U.S. presidents, a path that he and his administration are emphasizing by preparing a variety of new economic sanctions while not taking the military option off the table.
“We’d love to solve things diplomatically but it’s very difficult,” he said.
“In other highlights of the 42-minute interview, Trump was cool to speaking again with Taiwan’s president after an earlier telephone call with her angered China.. .”
Kevin Williamson, NRO: “Hocus POTUS”
“. . . The day before yesterday, it was an open question whether the president could unilaterally withdraw from a treaty that had not yet been ratified. When President George W. Bush sought to nullify the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty, which had been signed and submitted to the Senate but not yet ratified, the State Department advised him that he did not have the power to do so. There was a similar debate surrounding the Rome Statute, which established the International Criminal Court.
“Republican legal thinkers, who during the Bush years did as much as any Obama-worshiping sophomore at Middlebury ever dreamed of to inflate the Cult of the Presidency, have relied on some pretty loosey-goosey argumentation to discover a presidential power to unilaterally abrogate a treaty. The Constitution itself is silent on the question. Michael D. Ramsey of the Federalist Society argues that the Constitution’s investing of the president with ‘the executive power’ of the United States carries within it the power to withdraw from treaties without congressional action. He argues that the executive power — the power to ‘execute the laws of the United States’ — is supplemented by a second and less clearly defined executive power: ‘From the very beginning of constitutional government,’ he writes, ‘the president has been recognized as the constitutional representative of the U.S. with respect to foreign governments and foreign affairs.’
“To argue that the president has the power to withdraw from a treaty that is signed, ratified, and implemented under law is to argue that the president has the power to nullify federal statute on a whim — his vaguely defined role as commander-in-chief and his vaguely defined foreign-policy powers could be invoked to nullify practically anything. . .”
Jonah Goldberg, NRO: Berkeley Didn’t Birth ‘Free Speech,’ but It Seems Intent to Bury It”
“Anyone not loyal to a certain ideology must be resisted, rejected, and renounced.
“Demosthenes, the Athenian rhetorician and champion of liberty, pointed out around 355 B.C. that residents of Athens were free to praise Sparta’s regime, but Spartans were banned from praising Athens.
“In 1689, the British passed a law guaranteeing freedom of speech in Parliament. A century later, French revolutionaries incorporated into law the Declaration of the Rights of Man, which established free speech as a universal right. Two years later, the Americans ratified the First Amendment, which guarantees that the state shall not infringe on the right to free speech. Roughly a century and half later, in 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which says, ‘Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression. . . . ‘
“I mention all of this because every time I read or hear about the pathetic state of affairs at the University of California, Berkeley — where conservative speakers and rabble-rousers alike are banned from speaking lest they be assaulted by a mob — journalists and other commentators insist on pointing out the irony that this is all happening ‘where the Free Speech Movement was born.’ . . .”
Kimberley Strassel, WSJ: “Trump’s Finest Moment (So Far)”
“Here’s how to know a Republican president has scored big on a proposed tax reform: Read the New York Times —and chuckle.
“The newspaper’s headline Wednesday lectured: ‘White House Proposes Slashing Tax Rates, Significantly Aiding Wealthy.’ The story said that Donald Trump had offered a ‘radical reordering of the tax code,’ though one that he ‘rushed’ so as to ‘show progress before the 100-day mark of his presidency.’ The proposal was but a ‘skeletal outline’ and ‘less a plan than a wish list.’ It contained ‘no explanation of how the plan would be financed.’ And, oh, it would ‘richly benefit Mr. Trump” personally. This was a news article, by the way, not an editorial.
“The president’s tax proposal—a big, swashbuckling vision for enacting pro-growth principles—offends many on the left by its very nature. Within a few minutes of its release, liberal economists, politicians and pundits were ripping it as a payoff to the wealthy, a deficit buster, regressive, unrealistic. That alone is proof Mr. Trump is getting the policy right. . .”
Amy Hollyfield, ABC: “COULTER CAL PROTEST: POLICE SAY 7 ARRESTED”
“BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) — Police erected barricades and dispatched officers in riot gear on motorcycles as far-right supporters rallied today to denounce what they called an attempt to silence their conservative views after Ann Coulter said she was forced to cancel a speaking event at the University of California, Berkeley.
“A total of seven people were arrested as of 5:30 p.m., including two on the UC Berkeley campus, and five others elsewhere in Berkeley. . .”
Ann Coulter,” Not Building the Wall IS a Government Shutdown”
“As commander in chief, Trump doesn’t need Congress to build a wall. The Constitution charges him with defending the nation. Contrary to what you may have heard from various warmongers on TV and in Trump’s Cabinet, that means defending our borders — not Ukraine’s borders.
“Building a wall is not only Trump’s constitutional duty, but it’s also massively popular.
“Although Trump doesn’t need congressional approval for a wall, it was smart for him to demand a vote. Let the Democrats run for re-election on opposing the wall.
“Let Sen. Claire McCaskill explain to the parents of kids killed by illegals that she thought a wall was inhumane.
“Let Sen. Angus King say to the people of Maine that instead of a wall that would block heroin from pouring into our country, he thought a better plan was to sponsor a bunch of treatment centers for after your kid is already addicted.
“Let Sen. Chuck Schumer tell us why it’s OK for Israel to have a wall, but not us.
“Let open borders Republicans like Sen. Marco Rubio tell African-Americans that it’s more important to help illegal aliens than to help black American teenagers, currently suffering a crippling unemployment rate.
“Republicans are both corrupt and stupid, so it’s hard to tell which one animates their opposition to the wall. But the Democrats are bluffing. They’re trying to get the GOP to fold before they show us their pair of threes.
“Now that Trump has capitulated on even asking for funding for a wall, the Democrats are on their knees saying, “Thank you, God! Thank you, God!”
“No politician wants to have to explain a vote against the wall. What the Democrats want is for Trump to be stuck explaining why he didn’t build the wall. . .”
Michael Walsh, PJM: “Meanwhile, Back in la Belle France…”
“To hear the same media that knew both Trump and Brexit would fail, Marine le Pen has next to no chance against her child-like opponent in the upcoming French presidential runoff election. She is, after all, “far-right,” whereas a kid who looks like Justin Trudeau’s baby brother (and who married a woman old enough to be his mother, and was his teacher when he met her as a teenager) is a “centrist.”
“France’s presidential candidates battled for the popular vote on Thursday with far-right Marine Le Pen wooing fishermen and Emmanuel Macron playing soccer as polls showed the centrist’s commanding lead narrow marginally. As runner-up in last Sunday’s opening ballot, Le Pen remains the underdog, but two polls suggested she had made a more impressive start to the last lap of campaigning than Macron.
“A daily Opinionway poll saw Macron’s predicted score dipping to 59 percent for the first time since mid-March. An Elabe survey showed one out of two people considered Le Pen’s last-leg campaign had begun well, while only 43 percent said the same of Macron’s.
“Dressed in fishermen’s yellow oilskins, Le Pen, 48, grappled with a freshly caught octopus on a fishing boat out at sea. She told reporters on the quayside she would defend seafarers and all endangered sectors against invasive EU regulations. “Let me warn you, that man (Macron) will destroy our entire social and economic structure,” she told a horde of journalists at Le Grau du Roi, a port west of Marseille.
“Macron, a 39-year-old who did a stint as economy minister in the outgoing Socialist government before breaking away to launch his own political movement, mocked her photo opportunity. “Madame Le Pen has gone fishing. Enjoy the outing. The exit from Europe that she is proposing will spell the end of French fisheries,” he tweeted.
As was the Trump-Clinton election in the U.S., this is a critical choice for France.
Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg: “Tillerson Seeking 9% Cut to U.S. State Department Workforce, Sources Say”
“The State Department plans to cut 2,300 U.S. diplomats and civil servants — about 9 percent of the Americans in its workforce worldwide — as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson presses ahead with his task of slashing the agency’s budget, according to people familiar with the matter.
“The majority of the job cuts, about 1,700, will come through attrition, while the remaining 600 will be done via buyouts, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the decision hasn’t been publicly announced. William Inglee, a former Lockheed Martin Corp. official and policy adviser in Congress, was hired to help oversee the budget cuts and briefed senior managers on the plan Wednesday, the people said.
“The personnel cuts, which may be phased in over two years, represent the most concrete step taken by Tillerson as he seeks to reverse the expansion the department saw under former President Barack Obama’s administration and meet President Donald Trump’s demand — outlined in an executive order signed last month — to cut spending across federal agencies. . .”
Mark Levin 04-27-17
“On Thursday’s Mark Levin show, There is an all-out war being waged against conservatives by the left with Stalinist tactics. Now Bill Shine, co-President at Fox News, is under attack. If you’re a conservative they are out to destroy you and in some cases violently harm you. How come we don’t know any backgrounds of any host or executives on MSNBC, and CNN? After that, Salon ran a story that claimed Mark compared Ivanka Trump to Hillary Clinton. This is absolutely false as Mark never has or never would do such a thing. Salon needs to retract that statement.
Also, Jim Himes and Adam Schiff are the only 2 Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee to look at the documents reviewed by Devin Nunes. Apparently they are also, CNN’s only two sources with regards to these documents related to Susan Rice. CNN has so destroyed journalism there is no comeback for them. After that, what is liberty? It seems like a simple concept, but it’s not. Doesn’t liberty pre date America? Where did the idea of liberty first arise? Do you need to have order to have liberty? Callers weigh in and give their own definition.
Finally, a former Obama official said that bureaucrats manipulated climate stats to influence policy. We were lied too in order to advance an ideology. This is an attack on capitalism and is just the latest effort by left to nationalize economic decision making.”
Felix Gillette, Bloomberg: “And Then There Was Hannity”
“Bill O’Reilly. Roger Ailes. Megyn Kelly. One by one, the biggest personalities at Fox News have left the building.
“Internal jockeying, playful and otherwise, has been good for Hannity lately. As for the rest of Fox News, the past year or so has been … chaos. On the one hand, ratings have never been better. On the other, the network has been blasted by a relentless squall of litigation from current and former employees, bitter departures of top personnel, and scathing headlines. Beginning last summer, when several women accused Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, Fox News has faced one lawsuit after another over sexual misconduct and racial bias. Then the bomb dropped: Bill O’Reilly, Fox News’s biggest star, was in trouble. On April 1 the New York Times published a front-page story reporting that the network and O’Reilly had paid a total of $13 million to five women for agreeing not to sue or talk about their allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on the part of O’Reilly. (Through a spokesperson, O’Reilly denies the allegations; in a statement to the Times, he said that in more than 20 years at the network no one had ever filed a complaint against him with the human resources department.)
Protesters congregated outside Fox News’s Manhattan headquarters to demand that O’Reilly be fired. Dozens of advertisers pulled their spots from The O’Reilly Factor—the show generated $147 million in ad revenue last year, according to Kantar Media. With pressure mounting and a new explosive charge seeming to go off every day, the Murdoch family, which controls 21st Century Fox Inc., the parent company of Fox News, considered what to do about their crucial asset. The ad situation grew worse. On April 19, with O’Reilly on vacation in Italy, the Murdochs announced they were letting him go.
“It was a risky decision, and it hasn’t stopped the flow of lawsuits—the network was hit with a racial-discrimination class-action suit on April 25. But if anyone has come out a winner, it’s Hannity. According to Nielsen Holdings Plc, from Dec. 26 to March 26, his show averaged more than 2.8 million viewers—a 47 percent increase from the same period a year before. Viewers spent 18.4 million hours watching him in the first 15 weeks of 2017, up 41 percent, according to Pivotal Research Group LLC. And Hannity’s importance to the network goes beyond ratings. He bet early on Donald Trump’s campaign for president and defended him at his worst moments; and now, President Trump himself is an avid fan who sometimes seems to act after getting ideas from the broadcast. . . .”