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White House: Trump Is Done Negotiating; If House Bill Fails, Obamacare Remains

White House: Trump Is Done Negotiating; If House Bill Fails, Obamacare Remains

By CHARLIE SPIERING White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney emerged from a meeting with House Republicans with an ultimatum. If the House-led effort to replace Obamacare fails, the United States is stuck with Obamacare, according to several Congressional reporters on Twitter. Mulvaney was joined by a group of administration officials including senior advisors Steve Bannon, […]

Who’s Listening In?

Who’s Listening In?

. By Phil Erwin When President Trump first “tweeted” that President Obama had “ordered the wire-tapping” of his phones at Trump Tower, there was an absolute furor among the nation’s media and political crowd. This struck me as odd. It seemed self-evident that somebody’s conversations had been listened to, because General Flynn had been “unmasked,” embarrassed […]

California Lawmakers Look to Punish Companies That Work on Trump’s Border Wall

California Lawmakers Look to Punish Companies That Work on Trump’s Border Wall

Companies that contract to build President Donald’s Trump’s proposed border wall might soon have a tough time doing business in California, if state and municipal lawmakers have their way. Legislators in the statehouse and several major cities have proposed laws that would prohibit their governments from hiring firms that have done work on the wall, […]

California governor heads to Washington as Trump, GOP offer plans with big consequences for state

California governor heads to Washington as Trump, GOP offer plans with big consequences for state

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California Gov. Jerry Brown is headed to Washington next week amid increasing discussion of how proposals offered by President Donald Trump and congressional leaders will affect the state. The governor’s four-day trip, which begins Monday, will be his first in-person effort to get a closer look at a variety of efforts by GOP leaders […]

Sorry, Non-Interventionists: Donald Trump is a War President

Sorry, Non-Interventionists: Donald Trump is a War President

. By Thomas L. Knapp During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump claimed to have opposed the Iraq war, wanted better relations with Russia, and even briefly put his hand on the hot stove of the Arab-Israeli conflict, calling himself “neutral” on Palestine. On the other hand, he called for “rebuilding” the US armed forces, […]

Those “devastating” EPA reductions: Budget and personnel cuts reflect environmental progress and essential regulatory reforms

Those “devastating” EPA reductions: Budget and personnel cuts reflect environmental progress and essential regulatory reforms

By Paul Driessen The Trump White House wants significant reductions at the Environmental Protection Agency: two dozen or more programs, including a dozen dealing with President Obama’s climate initiatives; a 20% downsizing in EPA’s 15,000-person workforce; and a one-fourth reduction in its $8.1 billion budget. The plan requires congressional approval, and thus is hardly a […]

Conserving Conservatism

Conserving Conservatism

    By Mike Smith America’s leftists have fully arrived where their beliefs have gotten them. So the toughest work of conservatives is already done. But the goal of conservatives is not to convert leftists to the Right; the goal is to restore our identity before it disappears forever. The days of bleeding-heart conservatism must […]

Dems vow govt. shutdown over Trump border wall

Dems vow govt. shutdown over Trump border wall

Senate Democrats said Monday that they will block any spending bill that includes money for President Trump’s border wall, even if it leads to a government shutdown, saying it’s up to Republicans to resist touchy issues in the looming spending debate. In a letter led by Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, top Democrats also said […]

Peter Thiel Sees More ‘Economic Progress’ From Fracking Than Silicon Valley

Peter Thiel Sees More ‘Economic Progress’ From Fracking Than Silicon Valley

Peter Thiel, a tech billionaire and confidante to President Donald Trump, said something you don’t often hear from Silicon Valley moguls: hydraulic fracturing did more for progress than the tech boom. “What’s very striking is that on some level I think fracking represents a bigger economic form of progress for our society as a whole […]

The First 100 Days (Trump Briefs: Feb. 23-March 3/Day 35-43) Week 6

The First 100 Days (Trump Briefs: Feb. 23-March 3/Day 35-43) Week 6

By Michael Hernandez   Thursday, Feb. 23 (Day 35): Pence says we ‘will fight for Americans every single day’ Vice President Mike Pence said that the Trump administration “will fight for Americans every single day” Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, while charging conservatives to “march forward as if it’s the most important time […]

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