MORE PROOF TODAY’S YOUTH ARE IDEOLOGICAL MORONS

They love Bernie Sanders’ tax plan……until they find out it’s Trump’s:

President Donald Trump’s tax plan seems to really resonate with millennials, but only when presented as if it were a proposal from Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

Campus Reform asked a number of students at George Washington University if they supported some of the features of Trump’s tax plan, but sold the provisions as key parts of Sanders’s vision for tax reform.

The students interviewed were incredibly supportive of a tax credit to make it easier for Americans to have and raise children, lowering the tax rate on small businesses and eliminating the estate tax, which is also called “the death tax.”

Once they realized that the features were all actually part of the Trump platform, however, students said they were pleasantly surprised but still wary of the proposal because it is associated with the current administration.

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ATTENTION WHORE “HOWDY DOODY” NEEDS TO BE ASKED THIS QUESTION

She recently said that the military deaths in Niger are Trump’s “Benghazi.”

If that’s so will she do everything she can to stifle that investigation, too?

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson has lashed out at Donald Trump saying the deadly ambush that killed four US soldiers in Niger is his equivalent to the 2012 Benghazi attack.

Wilson fired back at Trump via Twitter on Sunday after the President repeatedly called the Florida Democrat ‘wacky’ in what has become a week-long feud between the pair.

‘Niger is @realDonaldTrump’s Benghazi. He needs to own it,’ Wilson tweeted.

The attack on a US diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead – including a US ambassador – led to criticism of Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over how they handled the aftermath.

Earlier in the week, Wilson suggested there were similarities between Benghazi and Niger as she called on Trump and his administration to investigate the recent attack ‘very, very closely’.

Wilson has also since demanded an apology from White House chief of staff John Kelly who she claims ‘lied to the American people’ after she criticized Trump’s handling of a condolence call to the family of one of the soldiers killed in Niger.

‘General Kelly owes the nation an apology because when he lied about me, he lied to the American public,’ she tweeted on Sunday.

Kelly unloaded on Wilson during a press conference on Thursday for ‘grandstanding’ during an FBI building dedication ceremony years earlier.

He had incorrectly claimed that Wilson took credit for securing the federal money to build the structure. Video of the event actually shows that while she talked up her own efforts to name the building after two fallen FBI agents, she heralded other members of Congress from Florida and law enforcement officials.

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A LITTLE GOOD NEWS FOR YOUR MONDAY

Gang member shot to death in Bronx.

Of course the asshole neighbors said he was a good guy.

A New York father was gunned down while leaving a party near his home in the Bronx early Saturday morning.

Keith Pinckney had stepped outside a home located on Davidson Avenue in Morris Heights when he was shot in the head and chest around 2am.

The 36-year-old was celebrating with friends when he was killed. He was found less than half an hour later bleeding out on the sidewalk, according to the New York Daily News.

He was then rushed to the Saint Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Neighbors claim the father-of-two, who was nicknamed ‘Rell’ and ‘Slaughter’, was a gang member, but he was good to the people around him.

Authorities said the Bronx native had been arrested 38 times over the years, mostly for drug and marijuana possession.

Pinckney’s childhood friend, Yolanda Rosado, told the Daily News that ‘he’s going to be well missed’.

‘He was a joker. He was always joking and wanted to make people laugh.’ As of Sunday afternoon, no arrests have beeen made in the shooting.

Friends posted tributes to Pinckney on Facebook. One user said his ‘smile was so contagious’.

‘I wish I can turn back the hands of time and I would tell you everyday that I love you,’ the Facebook user wrote.

Family members and friends also set up a candlelight vigil for Pinckney.

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CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS HAVE ONLY THEMSELVES TO BLAME IF THEY LOSE IN ’18 (PART 3)

Republican leadership responsible for stopping investigation into Clinton over Uranium One.

Video at the link.

The House Oversight Committee has started its investigation into an Obama-era deal in which a Russian-backed company bought a uranium firm with mines in the U.S., Rep. Ron DeSantis told Fox News on Sunday, adding that he’s spoken with the federal government’s “confidential informant” on the matter.

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“I’ve spoken with the confidential informant that helped the FBI uncover this bribery scheme,” DeSantis, R-Fla., a member of the oversight committee, told “America’s News Headquarters.” “Clearly, it’s in the public’s interest that this individual be able to tell his story to Congress.”

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DeSantis said Sunday the informant to whom he spoke signed his original non-disclosure deal with Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder and was “threatened with reprisal” by the Justice Department under Attorney General Loretta Lynch when he tried to “come forward” in 2016.

At the end of the interview (….) DeSantis says something stunning. GOP leadership blocked him from investigating evidence from the Clinton-Uranium deal.

Fox News’ Lou Dobbs spoke with ‘Clinton Cash‘ author Peter Schweizer Friday evening about the Uranium One scandal which involves the entire Deep State criminal cabal.

Dobbs said, “There is no clear statement as to why we would give up, for any reason, any price, 20% of our uranium in this country. And that is a question that is left open still unanswered. and secondly, have you ever heard of anyone putting $145 million, at one moment, into the hands of the Clinton foundation? And the answer is, of course not. These questions most basic and fundamental, were armed by the very committee made up of the very agencies, departments, and individuals responsible for national security. this, this is the biggest Obama scandal. I think it may well turn out to be the biggest scandal in American political history.”

As reported earlier, prior to the Obama administration approving the very controversial deal in 2010 giving Russia 20% of America’s Uranium, the FBI had evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were involved in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering in order to benefit Vladimir Putin, says a report by The Hill.

From Tuesday’s report we found out that the investigation was supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who is now President Trump’s Deputy Attorney General, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who is now the deputy FBI director under Trump.

Sara Carter of Circa News interviewed Victoria Toensing, a lawyer for the FBI informant who said her client “is not only afraid of the Russian people, but he is afraid of the US government because of the threats the Obama administration made against him.”

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CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS HAVE ONLY THEMSELVES TO BLAME IF THEY LOSE IN ’18 (PART 2)

Roy Moore’s lead is wiped out:

The Alabama Senate race is tightening. Republican Roy Moore was tied with Democrat Doug Jones in a Fox News poll released this week.

A previous poll showed Moore leading by 8 points while a survey before that had him ahead of Jones by just 5. Moore’s lead in the RealClearPolitics polling average is just 4.4. points in the December special election to fill the remainder of the Senate term Jeff Sessions, now the attorney general of the United States, was elected to in 2014.

For context, Sessions had no Democratic challenger that year and was re-elected with over 97 percent of the vote. No Democrat has held one of Alabama’s two Senate seats since Howell Heflin retired in 1997 and was replaced by Sessions.

No Democrat has won a Senate race in the state since Richard Shelby was last re-elected as one in 1992; he switched to the Republican Party in 1994.

A Democratic strategist consulting for Jones told the Washington Examiner that even Republican donors in Alabama were expressing a willingness to open up their wallets to oppose Moore, a former state judge with a history of controversial statements and actions.

Moore’s own fundraising appeals noted the Fox News poll in an effort to get conservative donors to become similarly generous with their campaign in an effort to counter the “avalanche of lies” Democrats have unleashed.

“It’s only been a matter of days since the DNC launched their all-out war to destroy me on December 12 and keep me out of Washington,” Moore said in one fundraising letter. “But it’s already having an impact.”

Even if Republicans have a bad year in 2018 overall, it would be difficult for Democrats to retake the Senate. They are defending many more seats than the GOP and have ten incumbents running in states President Trump won last year. This includes states like West Virginia, North Dakota, and Montana, where polling shows Trump remains popular.

But a lucky break in a state like Alabama is what Democrats will need to put the Senate in play. They are already competing to eliminate the Republicans’ 24-seat House majority, starting with the 23 GOP-held districts that voted for Hillary Clinton last year.

This raises questions about former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s project of recruiting pro-Trump candidates for Republican Senate primaries, possibly challenging nearly every GOP incumbent up for re-election next year except for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

Moore was a candidate Bannon backed in the Republican primary runoff over appointed Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala. Strange had the support of Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Moore nevertheless prevailed easily, carrying 63 of Alabama’s 67 counties and winning by nearly 10 points statewide.

Local conditions, such as the unproven perception that Strange benefited from a corrupt bargain with disgraced former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, doomed the incumbent. But this didn’t stop Bannon and his allies from taking a victory lap after the primary.

Conservative primary challenges to Republican incumbents or leadership-backed candidates have been controversial for decades. When Cruz launched his campaign in Texas, many on the Right felt such a reliably red state should be represented by a lawmaker much more conservative than retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Similar logic propelled Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, to comfortable general election wins after defeating establishment-backed GOP candidates.

It took two tries for Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., to beat centrist Sen. Arlen Specter. Toomey’s second Republican primary campaign drove Specter, a five-term incumbent, out of the party entirely. Rubio had the same effect on former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, now a Democratic congressman.

Not all of these campaigns have gone equally well, however, and Bannon might need to rely on particularly quirky candidates to take up the populist mantle. Many candidates who have tried to imitate Trump have not proven as politically skillful.

McConnell was explicit about the past failure of some Republican insurgents to translate well in the general election during his joint press conference with Trump at the White House on Monday.

“Back in 2010 and 2012, we nominated several candidates — Christine O’Donnell, Sharron Angle, Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock,” McConnell said. “They’re not in the Senate. And the reason for that was that they were not able to appeal to a broader electorate in the general election.”

In 2018, Republicans will be trying to win or hold Senate seats in three of the four states where these candidates were defeated in past election cycles.

Some Republicans fear Moore will be like Akin: a social issues warrior with a history of pronouncements on religion and homosexuality that other GOP candidates will be pressured to comment on or condemn. He already stands a chance of being like Akin in blowing what should be a winnable Senate race.

Despite Moore’s lackluster poll numbers, he remains the favorite. Democrats are reluctant to commit significant resources to Alabama, even if a close finish would bolster already solid candidate recruitment for next year, and fear nationalizing the race will backfire. Democrats have complained about their party’s efforts to mobilize black voters this year, causing former President Obama to hit the campaign trail, and low African-American turnout would make it nearly impossible to beat a Republican in Alabama.

Even a Moore win could be used against Republicans in less-conservative areas, as well as to bolster liberal fundraising.

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CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS HAVE ONLY THEMSELVES TO BLAME IF THEY LOSE IN ’18 (PART 1)

They’re losing the fund raising game.

House Republicans are growing increasingly alarmed that some of their most vulnerable members aren’t doing the necessary legwork to protect themselves from an emerging Democratic tidal wave. In some of the biggest media markets, where blockbuster fundraising is a prerequisite for political survival—most notably in New York City, Los Angeles, and Houston—Republican lawmakers aren’t raising enough money to run aggressive campaigns against up-and-coming Democrats.

Of the 53 House Republicans facing competitive races, according to Cook Political Report ratings, a whopping 21 have been outraised by at least one Democratic opponent in the just-completed fundraising quarter. That’s a stunningly high number this early in the cycle, one that illustrates just how favorable the political environment is for House Democrats.

The third-quarter fundraising reports paint a gloomy picture for many Republicans. Rep. Steve Knight of California raised only $144,000 in the last three months, less than the total of two lesser-known Democratic challengers. Veteran Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey brought in only $154,000—just over one-third the amount of his leading Democratic rival, retired Navy helicopter pilot Mikie Sherrill. In the Houston area, Rep. John Culberson, who typically doesn’t face competitive races, raised only $172,000 in a Democratic-trending district that backed Hillary Clinton last year.

The list goes on: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California, under scrutiny over his unseemly ties to Russia, was outraised by a highly touted challenger and has only $600,000 in the bank. Rep. Claudia Tenney of New York saw her leading opponent raise twice as much money she did; even her Republican predecessor, former Rep. Richard Hanna, donated to the Democratic challenger. Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey brought in less than $200,000 in the quarter and has less than a half-million in cash on hand in a district where advertising is prohibitively expensive.

“They’re not where we want them to be. People want to see legislative movement. Donors want something done; they want tax reform done. What will affect things is if there’s progress on the president’s agenda,” said one House Republican official.

Money doesn’t always translate to victory, but the sheer number of House Republicans struggling to adequately prepare for difficult reelection campaigns—combined with the historic amount brought in by little-known Democratic candidates—points to an ominous political environment ahead for Republicans. Just as Republican voters are disillusioned with the lack of legislative accomplishments despite holding majorities in both chambers of Congress, some GOP donors are withholding their checks to protest the inactivity as well.

In addition, weak fundraising totals in the year before an election often suggest that members are thinking about heading for the exits. One senior Republican House strategist warned that if Congress can’t pass tax reform into law, a wave of retirements will soon follow.

Just this week, veteran Rep. Pat Tiberi of Ohio announced he’s resigning to join a business roundtable back in his home state. Tiberi, who is an influential member of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, is vacating a suburban seat around Columbus that could be competitive under the right circumstances. President Trump won 53 percent of the vote there in 2016, a slightly narrower percentage of the vote than Romney won in 2012.

Tiberi’s departure follows recent moves by other allies of Speaker Paul Ryan, many of whom represent competitive districts that Democrats plan to challenge. So far, 18 House Republicans have announced their retirements in this election cycle, the highest number at this stage since 2004, according to an analysis by Daily Kos. If the retirement pace continues, Democrats will find themselves with an easier pathway to winning back control of the House, since incumbency is one of the most powerful advantages Republicans hold.

The odds of a Democratic House takeover in 2018 have never looked greater this election cycle. One plugged-in House Democratic strategist, who has previously been circumspect about the party’s chances to win control of the lower chamber, put the chances of Nancy Pelosi again becoming speaker at a 7 (with 10 being the most likely). The strategist’s outlook is bolstered by a growing pile of empirical evidence, like eye-popping fundraising from the party’s top challengers, suggesting that next November is poised to be a wave election for the Democrats.

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NOW EVEN NIGLETS ARE KILLING EACH OTHER

Six year old shoots three year old brother.

What wonderful role models they have for parents.

Police in Philadelphia say a 3-year-old is in critical condition after being shot in the head by his 6-year-old brother.

Authorities say the younger boy suffered a gunshot wound to the left side of his forehead just after 3pm Saturday at the home on the 3600 block of North 18th Street.

Three boys – aged three, six and 12 – were on the second floor of their north Philadelphia home, alone, when the shooting happened.

The six-year-old grabbed the gun and began shooting, hitting his little brother on the left side of his forehead, according to police.

The injured boy was taken to Temple University Hospital after neighbors called to check in after they heard the gunshot.

‘To come home to hear about this is very disturbing and I hope and pray that he’s going to be alright,’ a neighbor, Charlene Aiken, said to NBC 10.

Police are waiting for a search warrant so that they can continue conducting a thorough investigation.

No one has been charged yet for the incident and it is unknown who the gun belongs to.

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