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Obama Trade Bill Back on Track

Just two days after delivering President Obama a stinging rebuke, enough Senate Democrats agreed to back fast track trade legislation to get it past the 60-vote threshold needed to begin debate. Debate could continue until the end of this month or even until June, as amendments are brought up. But the legislation has now passedContinue Reading

Obama’s Liberal Certitudes

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough Thursday morning put his finger squarely on the most astonishing and dismaying thing about this president, which is that he is fully vested in the prosaic, anti-intellectual liberal trope that conservative thinking isn’t actually thinking at all. It’s what every conservative has experienced at one time or another with your random liberal:Continue Reading

REDLINE || Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015​ Good morning! In the news today: The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia headed into a curve at twice the legal speed; the driver says in remembers nothing; Dems demand more money for Amtrak; Obama and his aides telling press how to do their job; trade bill back; electric grid takedown feared;Continue Reading

Liberal Pundit Calls for FBI to Probe Hillary

Et tu, Alan Colmes? The liberal but nevertheless intellectually non-comatose radio talk show host Alan Colmes Wednesday called for an FBI investigation into the potential conflicts of interests resulting from foreign donations to the Clinton charitable fund and Hillary Clinton’s actions as Secretary of State. First person running for president while simultaneously under investigation byContinue Reading

Obama Schedule || Thursday, May 14, 2015

10:20 am || Departs White House 10:50 am || Arrives Camp David 11:15 am || Begins working sessions and lunch with Gulf leaders; Camp David 5:00 pm || Holds a press conference; Camp David 5:55 pm || Departs Camp David 6:25 pm || Arrives White House All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at 12:30 pm Live stream ofContinue Reading

Obama Gets Second Chance: Senate Reaches Trade Deal

President Obama will get another vote on fast track trade authority, as it appears Democratic progressives backed down from their insistence that legislation they back be considered together with the bill. From The Hill: The Senate will vote at noon Thursday on a stand-alone customs and enforcement bill that includes currency manipulation language and aContinue Reading

Defending Obama Against the Sensitivity Police

I’m glad President Obama got a taste of the left’s own medicine after committing the putatively sexist crime of referring to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Conn., as “Elizabeth.” Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, from whom the White House today said it expects an apology, suggested it was sexist. National Organization for Women President Terry O’Neill actually said itContinue Reading

REDLINE || Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015​ Good morning! In the news today: A horrifying Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia kills six, wounds more than 140; Obama’s trade bill goes down, thanks to Democrats; the fake Jeb Bush Iraq answer crisis; Hillary beefs up damage control operation; Evangelicals grow as Christians shrink; and, have a nice left-wing commencement. Have a greatContinue Reading