- Reporter Asks If Trump Is ‘Mentally Unfit’ — Sanders Puts Them In An Asylum
- FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS DOWN 2 MILLION – TRUMP REVERSING ANOTHER OBAMA-ERA CULTURE
- Big unions sent over $1B in dues to Dem groups since 2010 without member approval
- JUDGE: FUSION GPS MUST TURN OVER SUBPOENAED BANK RECORDS TO HOUSE INTEL
- CLINTON FOUNDATION UNDER NEW FBI AND DOJ INVESTIGATION
- Bannon nixed statement praising Trump Jr. after Trump attacked him
- LIMBAUGH: STEVE BANNON SOURCE OF MOST WHITE HOUSE LEAKS; BANNON MAY SOON BE OUT OF BREITBART
- PROOF! AUTHOR MICHAEL WOLFF SECRETLY TAPED INTERVIEWS WITH BANNON, TOP OFFICIALS FOR HIS BOOK ‘FIRE AND FURY’
- BANNON APOLOGY? ‘TRUMP IS A GREAT MAN, I SUPPORT HIM DAY IN AND DAY OUT’
- TRUMP ECONOMY: DOW 25,000, +250K JOBS, LAYOFFS LOWEST SINCE 1990
Posted: 05 Jan 2018 01:31 AM PST
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked by a reporter, "What is the president's reaction of the suggestions in this book that he is mentally unfit?"
Sanders laughed and called the claim and new anti-Trump book "disgraceful and laughable:"
Posted: 05 Jan 2018 01:11 AM PST
Food stamp recipients down 2M under Trump, USDA figures show
By Dom Calicchio | Fox News
Since Donald Trump became president, the Dow Jones industrial average has climbed to 25,000 and fewer Americans are unemployed.
Another interesting fact: The number of people collecting food stamps has declined by more than two million.
Data released by the Department of Agriculture show that the number of participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, dropped to 42,182,443 for fiscal 2017 – a decline of 2,036,920 from the fiscal 2016 total of 44,219,363.
USDA figures since show that the program has gone from costing taxpayers about $250 million for about 2.8 million recipients in 1969, under President Richard Nixon, to a peak of costing nearly $80 billion for nearly 48 million recipients in 2013, under President Barack Obama.
The numbers have declined since then, in part because of the booming economy and because some states have restored work requirements needed to qualify for SNAP, Fox News reported. In many cases the work requirements had been waived because of the recession of 2007-09.
Posted: 05 Jan 2018 01:03 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE – Big labor groups have sent over $1 billion to left-leaning groups since the start of the decade without prior approval from the unions’ members, according to eye-opening new research.
The report from the Center for Union Facts (CUF) showed that a total of more than $1.1 billion in member dues was sent to groups such as the Democratic Governors Association, Planned Parenthood and the Clinton Foundation from unions including the AFL-CIO, IBEW, UNITE HERE and many others. The CUF said that under current labor law, union officials can send money obtained through member dues on political advocacy without obtaining any sort of "opt-in" permission.
"For decades, union officials have betrayed working Americans by spending their dues dollars to advance a left-wing political agenda—without prior approval," Luka Ladan, spokesman for the Center for Union Facts, told Fox News. "Big Labor is now the ATM of the Democratic Party, whether employees agree or not."
Included among the top recipients are the Democratic Governors Association with over $14.1 million, America Votes with near $13 million, and the Center for American Progress with over $6.2 million.
Among the hundreds of other organizations that received money from big unions are aligned party groups like the Working Families Party, Progressive Majority, Media Matters for America, Brennan Center for Justice, and Al Sharpton's National Action Network.
Posted: 05 Jan 2018 12:50 AM PST
A federal judge ruled on Thursday that House investigators have the right to subpoena Fusion GPS's bank records.
The judge has denied Fusion GPS’ request for an injunction blocking the House Intel committee from subpoenaing a bank for records about Fusion’s financial transactions.
The Hill reported:
A federal judge ruled Thursday that the Washington-based firm Fusion GPS cannot block the House Intelligence Committee from subpoenaing the firm's financial records, according to court documents.
Court records obtained by BuzzFeed News show that U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon denied Fusion GPS's request for an injunction on the grounds that such a disclosure to Congress would violate the firm's First Amendment rights.
Posted: 05 Jan 2018 12:37 AM PST
The Justice Department just launched an investigation into whether the Clinton Foundation engaged in any pay-to-play or other illegal activities while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.
John Solomon of The Hill reported:
Posted: 04 Jan 2018 02:22 PM PST
( The Hill ) Breitbart News chairman Stephen Bannon on Wednesday was about to issue a statement praising Donald Trump Jr.and disputing his quotes in a book from Michael Wolff, but the statement was spiked after President Trump went nuclear on his former chief strategist.
Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation say that Bannon's aides sought to impress upon him the need to put out a statement quickly. The aides had crafted a statement, which was pending Bannon's approval, when the White House beat him to the punch.
In the unreleased statement, Bannon had planned to call Trump Jr. a patriot and dispute the account in Wolff's book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” in which Bannon described Trump Jr. as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic" for setting up a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer.
Bannon and his allies did not see a need to release the statement once Trump accused his former top campaign aide of having "lost his mind." They believe the president's statement effectively ended the relationship between the two men.
"He was literally just about to respond but backed off when the White House issued the statement," said one source.
Posted: 04 Jan 2018 02:05 PM PST
( Daily Wire ) On Thursday afternoon, The Wall Street Journal reported that former White House chief strategist and Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon could be ousted from the publication he runs. That revelation follows President Trump nuking Bannon from orbit over Bannon's statements that the Trump family had acted in "treasonous" and criminal fashion. According to the Journal:
Limbaugh: Most leaks coming from White House were from Bannon
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Thursday that he believes Stephen Bannon was responsible for the majority of the first-year leaks coming out of the Trump administration.
Posted: 04 Jan 2018 09:55 AM PST
( Axios by Mike Allen ) Michael Wolff has tapes to back up quotes in his incendiary book — dozens of hours of them.
Among the sources he taped, I’m told, are Steve Bannon and former White House deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh.
Some reporters and officials are calling the book sloppy, and challenging specific passages.
Posted: 04 Jan 2018 09:47 AM PST
"The President of the United States is a great man," said Breitbart News's Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon on Wednesday's edition of SiriusXM's Breitbart News Tonight.
Bannon's comments came in response to Justin from California, a caller-in to Breitbart News Tonight noting President Donald Trump's recent criticisms of Bannon.
Partial transcript below.
"[Donald Trump] got sucked in by fake news, or trolled," said Gayle in Alabama, another caller-in toe Breitbart News Tonight, framing the president as being fooled by cultivated drama via the Hollywood Reporter's Michael Wolff.
Posted: 04 Jan 2018 09:38 AM PST
Job-cut announcements in 2017 see lowest level since 1990, Challenger report says
( CNBC by Chloe Aiello ) U.S. employers announced plans to cut 32,423 jobs in December, bringing the year’s total to a low not seen since 1990, global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported Thursday.
“The tight labor market, coupled with uncertainty surrounding health care and tax legislation, possibly kept employers from making any long-term staffing decisions this year,” CEO John Challenger said in a statement. “However, 2018 may see an increase in job cut announcements, as companies realign with consumer demand.”
Cuts in 2017 totaled 418,770, 20 percent below 2016’s number. In 1990, companies announced plans to cut 316,047 jobs.
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