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Planned Parenthood
"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." - Founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger

Several Republicans have hinted that they may be willing to give in to Democrats on funding for Planned Parenthood, if that could help the GOP repeal and replace Obamacare, according to a Fox News reporter.

The House of Representatives, dominated by Republicans, has already passed its version of the legislation known as the American Health Care Act, which will essentially repeal and replace Obamacare. It is now up to the Senate, also led by Republicans, to pass the legislation. However, that may not be as easy; getting both moderate and conservative Republicans on board the same bill could prove to be a tough challenge.

The House passed the AHCA by a narrow margin in May, with a vote of 217-213. While 20 Republicans joined the Democrats in opposing the house bill, it effectively pulled out federal funds from Planned Parenthood, however, the bill did go on to give states the authority to give the abortion services provider federally allocated money.

Nevertheless, it now appears that Senate Republicans may be more likely to directly fund Planned Parenthood in return for major health care reforms. Fox News reporter Chad Pergram says that some Senate Republicans have indicated that they are more “willing to ‘give’ on social issues like abortion if it meant they could pass health care.”

On Monday, Fox News also reported that Senate Republicans have sent various health care proposals to the Congressional Budget Office to determine the cost and impact it could have on the health insurance industry. Additionally, Fox News reported that the GOP has still not submitted its complete and final draft to the Congressional Budget Office; and it’s still unclear what the complete version contains since no Republican is ready to release it.

According to Axios, a Republican has said regarding the decision to release the final draft: “We’re not stupid.”

The Congressional Budget Office could take up to two weeks to release the score on the bill.

According to Business Insider, Senate Republican leaders expect that some form of health care legislation will move out of the upper chamber before the recess begins on July 4.

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tweet

Donald Trump and the right took a bashing from the press when the GOP decided to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics.

At least that was their plan until Donald Trump lashed out with his favorite form of communication.

After the tweets, Kevin McCarthy, Republican from California held a short meeting and decided to pull the proposal.

Trump actually stopped the GOP from making a bad decision. The committee isn’t overly productive, but getting rid of “ethics” first is a horrible message to send to the American people.

The president elect noticed that and thankfully the GOP responded accordingly.

Liberals are at a complete loss though. First they bashed the GOP for wanting to get rid of the ethics committee, but now they have to thank Donald Trump for saving it.

The last thing liberals want to do right now is start thanking Donald Trump for anything, yet he saved the Independent Office of Congressional Ethics. The best part is, Donald Trump sent two tweets and stopped the GOP members in the House.

How many people still want Trump to give up his Twitter account? Let us know in the comments below.

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Elaine Chao selected for secretary of transportation

When Trump ran for president, he said he wanted to “drain the swamp”, but his latest hire looks to be more establishment politics.

Elaine Chao was the labor secretary for president George W. Bush and is now going to be the transportation secretary for Trump.

She is qualified and is also the first Asian-American woman to serve in a Cabinet position.

Elaine Chao isn’t really the problem, but the optics are what looks bad.

Chao has been married to Mitch McConnell since 1993 and he is the Senate Majority leader. McConnell is the epitome of establishment politics in Washington.

When Trump said he was going to “drain the swamp”, we didn’t expect him to hire the same people that Bush used back into his administration.

What is Trump doing?

Maybe Trump is smarter than we think. Chao is a very talented and skilled person that can do the job, and it gives him some possible credibility with McConnell.

Trump will need McConnell on his side if he hopes to push through the president elect’s agenda.

Maybe it was a good idea after all, but we won’t know until after January 20th when things officially get rolling for the Trump administration.

Until then, expect the left to complain about Trump’s picks. Even though Chao is a woman and a minority, she is still Mitch McConnell’s wife and that will make some very upset.

Do you think Elaine Chao is a good pick? Let us know in the comments below.

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media

If there was one thing we learned about this election, it is that the media is more biased than ever. One paper wants you to help them change.

The Palm Beach Post, along with every other media outlet in the United States, thought that Donald Trump was going to suffer an embarrassing and historic loss to Hillary Clinton. That didn’t happen.

Wednesday after the elections, editorial boards and media execs all realized at the same time that they were completely wrong. The pundits were wrong, the analysis was wrong, and the polls and prediction were wrong. Nobody got it right.

The Palm Beach Post wants to change that though, and they have asked their readers and Trump voters living in South Florida for help.

They put out an invite to Republicans to come in and speak to the editorial board about why they voted for Trump.

“Did you vote for Donald J. Trump to become President of the United States? Are you willing to sit down with The Palm Beach Post Editorial Board and tell us why? Please, email Editorial Page Editor Rick Christie at [email protected]

Florida has seen a spike in Republican voters and new residents moving to the area, and papers like The Palm Beach Post are realizing that they are not connecting or talking to the GOP voters.

It is a tough thing to realize, but Hillary’s defeat was a catalyst.

As a whole, the trust in media is at an all time low and with just a handful of people owning 93% of the major media outlets in this country, it’s no wonder that they have become out of touch.

Hopefully the paper is taking this seriously and reaching out to voters to really learn what they missed in the election.

On the other hand, it could be some kind of set-up. It could be a way to bring in Republicans and make them look racist and ignorant. Who knows?

Like I said, trust in media is at an all time low. Hopefully we can find a way to restore faith in our mainstream media again, but that is honestly up to the mainstream media to make the change.

For now, it looks like The Palm Beach Post is starting to make that change and we appreciate their efforts.

What do you think the media should do in order to gain back our trust? Let us know in the comments below.

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gop

Little over a year ago, all the GOP candidates signed a pledge to support the GOP nominee, but not everyone kept their word.

To some, Trump is too polarizing and has said things they can’t get past. For others, Trump beat them so bad during the primary; they don’t have the heart to vote for him.

Whatever the reason, some are not supporting their pledge, but that hasn’t mattered too much now that Trump is virtually tied with Clinton.

Trump is finishing up an historic election and some GOP are still not on his side. A few might surprise you.

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gop

This election has seen the left steal Trump signs from yards, instigate violence at Trump rallies, but not it has officially gone too far.

The GOP office in Orange County, North Carolina was firebombed over the weekend with an explosive device that destroyed the office.

A message was left at the scene of the crime that highlights the hate that the media and Hillary are fueling in their supporters.

“Nazi Republicans leave town or else.” (Swastika included)

The police are investigating the incident as “political terrorism” according to the Charlotte Observer.

The office for the GOP was completely destroyed and is considered a total lost.

Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of state GOP said, “the only thing important to us is that nobody was killed, and they very well could have been.”

Donald Trump sent a Twitter message to his team in North Carolina to show his support and to let them know that now, “we have to win.”

Hillary also chimed in with her “heartfelt” comments.

Nobody is claiming responsibility and the police don’t have any suspects at this time.

The timing doesn’t help Trump in the battleground state of North Carolina just weeks before the election.

Keep checking back for more updates as they come in.

Who do you think firebombed the GOP office? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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SNL

SNL used George Zimmerman and Carly Fiorina’s chest size to attack the GOP and Donald Trump in their cold open this past Saturday.

The jokes got the studio audience to laugh, but is this all starting to go too far?

It seems that the media and news outlets are getting more and more vicious with their attacks and reporting while at the same time spending more time covering this election.

What do you think? We are not even done picking the nominees, and this is already one of the most brutal elections in recent history.

Do you think the news and entertainment outlets are going too far with their biased coverage of this election?

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Poll

Given the tax plans of the three remaining contenders for the GOP nomination…

Who has the best tax plan?

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trump and cruz

The Republican Nomination for President is coming down to two contenders, Donald J. Trump and Rafael “Ted” Cruz.

Polls have the billionaire businessman, Trump, up consistently by at least 14 points, but their campaign numbers tell an entirely different story.

Trump has been running under a philosophy of “go it alone” in which he does not ask for contributions and scolds any Super PACs that emerge to give him aide.

In contrast, Cruz has relied solely on contributions from donors around the nation along with smiling at money pouring in from investment bankers to his Super PACs.  Note that Cruz’s wife, Heidi, is an investment banker for Goldman Sachs.

Here are the numbers:

  Cruz Trump
Political Experience: Three years in U.S. Senate None
Public Sector Experience: None 40 years as CEO
Education: JD Harvard Law BS Wharton
Personal Net Worth: $3.17 million $10 billion +
Funds Raised: $64.9 million $5.83 million
Age: 45 69
Candidate’s Money: $0 $1.8 million
Mega Donations: $33.5 million $0
Weeks Running: 42 30
Days in Primary States: 62 51
Twitter Followers 709,516 5,674,206
Facebook Likes 1,778,009 5,287,161
     

Despite the significant advantage Ted Cruz has with fundraising, Donald Trump has not only outpolled the establishment candidate, but has trounced the Texas Senator with enthusiasm expressed through social media.

Who do you support?  Comment below.

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ben carson

Larry Flynt, the flamboyant publisher of Hustler magazine, is going after Ben Carson—by offering a $1 million reward for evidence that links one of Carson’s key advisers to a gay relationship with his personal trainer.

Armstrong Williams, the Carson adviser, has been accused by his former personal trainer, Stephen Gregory, of sexual harassment.

“Armstrong Williams, your brother in faith and the person you say you trust more than anyone else outside of your immediate family,” Flynt wrote in his letter, “settled a lawsuit out of court after affidavits provided allegations that he initiated unwanted sexual advances toward other men.”

Gregory made the accusations in 1998, claiming that Williams had sexually assaulted him on more than 50 occasions. When Gregory refused the advances, Williams fired him.

Gregory’s lawsuit asked for $200,000 in damages. Williams and Gregory settled the lawsuit out of court, for an undisclosed amount of money.

Flynt, in his letter, turned his fire on Carson as well, for keeping Williams on his payroll: “You have partnered with an accused sexual predator. You, sir, are a hypocrite!” He demanded that Carson “disavow any and all relations” with Williams.

If Carson does not, Flynt’s prepared to offer $1 million to anyone who can provide legitimate evidence that Williams assaulted Gregory.

This isn’t the first time Flynt has offered his millions to help embarrass Republican politicians. When Bill Clinton was impeached for his inappropriate sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, Flynt offered $1 million for evidence of affairs from Clinton’s Republican opponents.

Carson, who once was one of the top two Republican frontrunners, has seen his poll numbers collapse in recent weeks. However, the soft-spoken neurosurgeon remains a candidate with a unique ability to get under the Left’s skin.

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