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Poll: 59% fear violence from Trump haters, 31% predict civil war

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H/T The Washington Examiner.

If the Trump haters push America into a civil war they better just remember one thing the pro Trump crowd has lots of veterans and many well armed country boys.

The division in the United States that has escalated into the organized harassment of presidential aides has six in 10 worried about the violence from anti-Trump advocates and nearly a third fearing it will end in civil war.

The latest survey from Rasmussen Reports found that 59 percent of all voters “are concerned that those opposed to President Trump’s policies will resort to violence.”

And, added Rasmussen, 31 percent believe “it’s likely that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years.

The new polling evidence of fear in the country over political division follows the harassment of three top Trump aides, including spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, ordered out of a southern Virginia restaurant, and senior adviser Stephen Miller whose condo drew protests from liberals.

It also follows a call by liberal California Rep. Maxine Waters to bring pressure to Trump officials when in public and urgings from legal experts for Trump aides to apply for concealed carry permits and buy guns.

In its analysis of the new survey, Rasmussen highlighted who is most concerned about violence:

Most voters across the partisan spectrum are concerned about political violence from those opposed to Trump’s policies, although Republicans are the most likely to be Very Concerned. The level of concern is about the same among Republicans, Democrats and unaffiliated voters when it comes to the threat of violence from those critical of the media’s coverage of Trump.

Women and those under 40 are more worried about a possible civil war than men and older voters are.

Forty-four percent (44%) of blacks think a second civil war is likely in the next five years, a view shared by 28% of whites and 36% of other minority voters. Whites are also less concerned about political violence than the others are.

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McDonald’s expanding tuition benefits for employees citing tax reform

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H/T The Washington Examiner.

To hear the DemocRats tell it the tax cuts only benefited the top 1% only.

The McDonald’s Corporation announced Thursday it will triple its tuition assistance for restaurant employees citing the passage of tax reform in December.

The company plans to expand its 3-year-old education benefits program “Archways to Opportunity” with an additional $150 million over the next five years and will lower the eligibility requirements from nine months to 90 days of employment to allow nearly 400,000 U.S. employees access to the program.

The Archways to Opportunity program, which launched in 2015, grants assistance to U.S. employees to earn a high school diploma, receive college tuition assistance upfront, access free education advising services and learn English.

“By offering restaurant employees more opportunities to further their education and pursue their career aspirations, we are helping them find their full potential, whether that’s at McDonald’s or elsewhere,” said McDonald’s President and CEO Steve Easterbrook in a company press release.

McDonald’s is far from the only company doling out benefits to employees in the wake of tax reform. Other chains including Starbucks have provided new job benefits, employee raises, and thousands of new jobs citing the new tax law.

The tax law however, has not been without criticism.

Democrats have targeted the Republican tax bill as granting disproportionate benefits to corporations and high earners while arguing those at the bottom of the economic letter are receiving relatively little.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi attacked the tax bill after its passage, labeling the benefits received by most Americans as “crumbs” in the form of new benefits and raises from companies.

No, there have not been 18 school shootings so far in 2018

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H/T The Washington Examiner.

In spite of the lies in the Drive By Media there has not been 18 schools shootings since January 1st.

The propaganda put out by the Drive By Media would make Joseph Goebbels proud. 

What we saw at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., is no less shocking and horrific than every school shooting we’ve seen since Columbine in 1999. Seventeen people were killed at the hands of 19-year-old shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, who was expelled from the school and banned from returning to campus.

It’s the type of shooting that makes you sick to your stomach.

You want to get all the facts and gather all the information that you can to ensure that a tragedy such as this never happens again. However, the media has been trying to convince you that these types of shootings where there are mass casualties are happening every day.

It all began on Wednesday when reporting on the developments at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, MSNBC host Brian Williams said that this was the 12th school shooting of 2018.

Ever since then, the talking point was corrected in that there were actually 18 school shootings in 45 days. And many in both the media and politics have used it as a rallying cry to make some legislative push to impose new restrictions on guns.

The problem is that it’s not accurate. There haven’t been 18 of what we would refer to as “school shootings” in 2018. The media is either sheepishly or deliberately moving the goalposts and widening the definition of what constitutes a school shooting.

Of the 18 school shootings as listed by the pro-gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, here’s what actually happened in each of these cases:

1) A man committed suicide using a gun in an elementary school parking lot when the school was closed and there were no children present in Clinton County, Mich., on Jan. 3.

2) Shots were fired at New Start High School near Burien, Wash., on Jan. 4. No one was hurt or injured, and no suspects were apprehended.

*3) A 32-year-old man shot a pellet gun at a school bus, shattering a window, in Forest City, Iowa, on Jan. 6. No injuries were reported, and the suspect was apprehended.

4) A Grayson College student confused a real gun with a training gun and accidentally fired a bullet into a wall on Jan. 10. No injuries were reported.

5) A 14-year-old seventh-grade student shot and killed himself inside the bathroom of Coronado Elementary School in Cochise County, Ariz., on Jan. 10.

6) Gunshots were fired at a campus building at Cal State San Bernardino on Jan. 10. No injuries were reported.

7) Two people in a car exchanged gunfire at a Wiley College dorm parking lot on Jan. 15. No deaths or injuries were reported and no suspects were arrested, however, one bullet was fired into a dorm room with three female students inside.

8) A Winston-Salem State University football player was shot and killed at a sorority party following an argument in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Jan. 20.

9) A 16-year-old male student shot a 15-year-old female student in the cafeteria at Italy High School in Italy, Texas, on Jan. 22. While the victim was injured, she was expected to make a full recovery. The shooter was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. This one we would probably all refer to as a proper “school shooting.”

10) An unknown assailant in a pickup truck drove by the NET Charter High School in Gentilly, La., and shot at a group of students on Jan. 22. A 14-year-old boy was initially thought to have suffered a gunshot graze, but it turned out to be an abrasion.

11) A 15-year-old male student shot and killed two students and wounded 18 others at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., on Jan. 23. The shooter was apprehended.

12) A 16-year-old student fired a gun at another 16-year-old student during an altercation at Murphy High School in Mobile, Ala., on Jan. 25. No injuries were reported and the suspect was taken into custody.

13) Shots were fired in the parking lot during an altercation between two nonstudents during a basketball at Dearborn High School in Dearborn, Mich., on Jan. 26. No injuries were reported, and no suspects were arrested.

14) A 32-year-old man was shot and killed in the parking lot outside Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, Penn., on Jan. 31 during what police believed to be an altercation between students from rival schools. No suspects were arrested.

15) A 12-year-old female student accidentally fired a real gun thinking it was a fake gun. Four students were injured, including one who suffered a gunshot wound to the head, at Sal Castro Middle School in Los Angeles on Feb. 1. The 12-year-old girl was taken into custody.

16) A teenage boy was shot in the chest and nearly killed by another student who conspired with the boy’s ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Md., on Feb. 5. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder.

17) A third-grade student pulled the trigger of a police officer’s holstered weapon at the Harmony Learning Center in Maplewood, Minn., on Feb. 5. No injuries were reported.

18) A 17-year-old student was arrested after firing a gun into the floor of a classroom of Metropolitan High School in the Bronx, N.Y., on Feb. 8.

19) The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday that left 17 dead.

Now, you’ll notice that there are 19 shooting incidents listed above, not 18 like the media were trying to make you believe. That’s because the third incident on the list involving a pellet gun and a school bus has at least been ruled out as a “school shooting,” after it was included in the list of 11 school shootings by the media after the shooting in Benton, Ky., on Jan. 23. But frankly, most of the incidents above — probably at least 14 of them, don’t really qualify as what we think of as “school shootings” at all.

And of all the shootings listed above, only two qualify as mass school shootings — the one in Benton, Ky., and the shooting in Parkland this week. Everything else was either an isolated incident, non-school-related, or an accident.

Make no mistake, every shooting incident listed above is concerning and indicative of a cultural problem in how people deal with conflict resolution, but, in no way is a mass shooting at a school happening every two-three days in the United States. It’s an unfair, dishonest, and disingenuous characterization by the media. Don’t let an emotional issue like gun violence prevent you from remembering to report the facts.

Socialized medicine update: Britain cancels 50,000 surgeries as NHS hospitals face winter crisis

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H/T The Washington Examiner.

This is what the DemocRats want for medicine in America and this is why Obamacare needs to be finally ended.

This would be America if Hillary was elected president.

The British government-run National Health Service has abruptly canceled 50,000 nonemergency surgeries due to overcrowding at hospitals this winter. (AP Photo)

American liberals such as Sen. Bernie Sanders like to tout socialized healthcare systems such as Britain’s for spending less and covering everybody, but here’s a reality check you shouldn’t expect to hear in any of his fiery speeches: the British government-run National Health Service has abruptly canceled 50,000 nonemergency surgeries due to overcrowding at hospitals this winter.

Sanders, I-Vt., has lamented that the United States “ends up spending almost three times per capita what they do in the UK,” which is “guaranteeing healthcare to all people.” Yet here is what life is like for those living in the supposedly more humane system, as reported by the Telegraph:

Every hospital in the country has been ordered to cancel all non-urgent surgery until at least February in an unprecedented step by NHS officials.
The instructions on Tuesday night – which will see result in around 50,000 operations being axed – followed claims by senior doctors that patients were being treated in “third world” conditions, as hospital chief executives warned of the worst winter crisis for three decades.
Hospitals are reporting growing chaos, with a spike in winter flu leaving frail patients facing 12-hour waits, and some units running out of corridor space.

The nation’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt has defended the move as “a planned, methodical, thoughtful” approach. He told Sky News, “We recognize that it is better, if you are unfortunately going to have to cancel or postpone some operations, to do it in a planned way … Although if you are someone whose operation has been delayed I don’t belittle that for one moment and indeed I apologize to everyone who that has happened to.” He went on to praise the “heroic” efforts of NHS workers.

As the American Left tries to push single-payer into the forefront of the national conversation, it’s important to have a real conversation about the tradeoffs involved. In the U.K., having the government “guarantee” healthcare while trying to contain costs results in strained medical services, turning one of the largest economies in the world into a “third world”-like environment. The NHS “guarantee” doesn’t always translate into actual access to care when you need it. The other option is to throw more money at the system, in which case single-payer becomes much more costly than promised. It’s also worth thinking about the cultural component. Do we think Americans are going to stand for a system in which government officials cancel surgeries en masse based on bureaucratic judgments about what is urgent and go on TV to offer inadequate apologies?

Another president hated the media even more than Trump does

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H/T The Washington Examiner.

I knew Emperor Franklin the First had spats with the media however I did not know they were this bad.

In many ways, Franklin D. Roosevelt (pictured above) and Donald Trump started out on a similar note with the news media during the start of their presidencies. (AP Photo/George R. Skadding)

My favorite quote is from legendary attorney Clarence Darrow. “History repeats itself. That’s one of the things that’s wrong with history.”

Want proof? Consider the perpetual shouting match between President Trump and the news media where they scream “Fake news!” and “Collusion!” at each other. It’s unpleasant, undignified, and unseemly. It’s also unoriginal. Because their tiff is nothing compared to the rocky relationship shared by America’s longest-serving president and the reporters who covered him.

Journalists of the 1930s and 40s willingly hid the extent of President Franklin Roosevelt’s physical disability. True, Americans knew he’d been paralyzed by polio. But news stories never mentioned the fact that FDR was completely wheelchair bound.

So, it may come as a surprise that Roosevelt had repeated knockdown, drag-out brawls with the same reporters who sheltered his secret.

In many ways, Roosevelt and Trump started out on a similar note with the news media. Both were wealthy New Yorkers with a knack for saying things that wound up in print. They were good copy, as editors used to say, and they played the media like a violin.

But things changed once each moved into the White House.

Roosevelt enjoyed an extended honeymoon with the press his first year as president. Yet, FDR’s legendary charm began wearing thin in 1934. By 1935, things were sliding into open warfare. He repeatedly griped about what he called “poisonous propaganda.” In the president’s mind, any reporter who wasn’t strongly for him was against him. Asking tough questions about his New Deal programs amounted to treason. Roosevelt took those questions as personal attacks and nurtured bitter grudges.

By the time he ran for re-election in 1936, he complained that 85 percent of the press was against him. (Although that didn’t prevent him from winning one of history’s biggest landslides.)

The Roosevelt administration especially played hardball with the new, and highly influential, medium of radio. When the FCC was created in 1934 (bringing broadcasters under federal regulation for the first time), FDR tapped the man who’d handled radio in his 1932 presidential campaign to head it. Radio networks got the message pronto: Don’t question Team Roosevelt, and nobody gets hurt. Henry A. Bellows, vice president of CBS Radio noted, “no broadcast would be permitted over the Columbia Broadcasting System that in any way was critical of any policy of the Administration.”

Things sunk to an all-time low in 1942. The first year of our involvement in World War II went badly for America. It was a rough way to start a war. During his Dec. 18 news conference at the White House, FDR shocked reporters by producing a Nazi Iron Cross medal, symbol of Germany’s dictatorial militarism, handed it to a New York Daily News reporter and instructed him to give it to columnist John O’Donnell at his paper. FDR said O’Donnell had earned it by giving aid and comfort to the enemy through his columns. And it didn’t stop there.

O’Donnell later covered the fighting in Europe. Returning home in 1945, he and another reporter had their White House credentials yanked due to “their isolationist, anti-British, anti-Russian pens.” A nasty spat followed, eventually becoming public when it spilled into the Philadelphia Record’s pages. It grew so nasty that Steve Early, the very first White House press secretary, threatened to resign if the men’s credentials weren’t returned. FDR grudgingly complied.

Consider this incident from 1937. When the New York Times’ Bob Post asked about reports that Roosevelt planned to seek an unprecedented third term in office in 1940, the president became visibly upset. “Oh, my God,” FDR snapped as he handed Post an invisible dunce cup. “Go into the corner over there and put on the dunce cap and stand with your back to the crowd.” Most reporters laughed, although they privately said Roosevelt had gone too far. Post was humiliated.

Fake news, an Iron Cross for perceived unfairness … the inherent conflict between journalists and the president has been going long before Trump arrived in Washington. History repeats itself, remember? That’s one of the things that’s wrong with history.

 

Leading liberals develop blueprint to expand ‘deep state’ and undercut Trump

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H/T The Washington Examiner.

Here is the so called intelligentsia plotting to undercut and possibly overthrow a duly elected President of the United States.

All because they are afraid of losing their power when the swap gets drained.

The scheduler did not post this on time.

Forlorn liberals took refuge at the American Constitution Society’s national convention in Washington this week, discussing whether to encourage the growth of the “deep state” resistance inside the government or fight President Trump from outside.

“The election of Donald Trump was an assault on the federal bureaucracy,” William Yeomans said to a room full of students and civil servants, including those recently displaced by Trump’s administration. “His values are simply not consistent with the values of people who are committed to public service and who believe deeply in the importance of public service.”

Yeomans, an American University law professor with more than 25 years of experience at the Justice Department, was holed up inside the Capital Hilton hotel downtown on a sunny Friday afternoon leading a panel of bureaucrats and scholars divided about how best to fight Trump.

UCLA law professor Jon Michaels said he favors filling the Trump administration with liberals opposed to Trump’s agenda.

“We hear a lot of language about draining the swamp and this idea about a deep state that somehow was going to thwart the intentions or the political mandate of the president,” Michaels said. “I kind of embrace this notion of the ‘deep state.'”

Michaels listed his ideas for how to ensure the success of the “deep state.” Act as a group — a department, across agency lines, as a community — rather than as an individual when pushing back against Trump from the inside, he said. Once such a coalition is formed, he suggested “rogue tweeting” or “leaking to the media” as options for fighting the president.

“It’s hard to figure out exactly what [way is best], I don’t think we’ve hit our stride on that,” Michaels said. “But from my understanding people are still kind of probing and poking around at what can be done and the creativity and resourcefulness of people is in some ways boundless and so I imagine what I would hope to see is kind of organic, loyal opposition is probably too strong, but ways of having well-prepared, well-defined boundaries of opposition.”

The anti-Trump career bureaucrats named the people in Trump’s administration who appear to be causing the most consternation. Yeomans listed Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt as outspoken opponents to the mission of the agencies they have been tasked to run.

Mustafa Santiago Ali, a panelist alongside Michaels, worked for the EPA for 24 years but quit his job rather than pursue his quest for environmental justice from inside the Trump administration. He sounded conflicted about whether joining the “deep state” is a universally good approach.

“I think it’s important to have strong folks both inside and outside [of government],” Ali told the room. “On the issues that I work on, that has always been a part of the overall strategy to be able to move forward.”

He said he chose to leave government work after he determined Pruitt’s actions would lead to Americans dying across the country.

“When I looked at what the administration and Administrator Pruitt were proposing, I knew that those values and priorities were vastly different than mine and the work and the communities that I had dedicated my life to for over two decades,” Ali said. “I also knew because I believe in real talk that the choices that they were making were literally going to be devastating to those communities and they would actually cause more folks to get sick and unfortunately more folks were going to die, and I couldn’t be a part of that.”

Ali also said “there is some appropriateness” to leaking information to the media if the leak would reveal information about a matter that could cost lives.

While Ali and company debated how best to thwart Trump, other liberals at the convention planned the best way to go on the offensive.

At a discussion about “progressive federalism,” Yale Law School professor Heather Gerken supported her left-wing colleagues’ interest in becoming active at the state and local levels.

“Federalism is for everyone. I have been making that argument for a little while now, I find that progressives are much more attuned to that argument in recent months for reasons that you might imagine,” Gerken tells the crowd. “But I just want to say to you, you fair weather federalism folks, welcome to the dark side.”

Some speakers discussed bringing specific legal challenges for issues pertaining to civil rights that Trump’s Justice Department likely would view differently than the Obama administration. But several speakers also challenged liberal orthodoxy on issues such as income inequality.

Yvette McGee Brown, a partner at global law firm Jones Day and former Ohio Supreme Court justice, encouraged the audience to build coalitions with conservative and Republican women on the issue of women’s reproductive rights. She also said every national election cannot involve discussion of taxing the wealthy to single-handedly solve income inequality.

“We’ve got to figure out how to take the dollars that we’re already sending to the government and figure out a way to make our communities better without demonizing people who make whatever they make and supporting people who need a leg up to get access to the middle class,” Brown said. “It can’t just be that if we have more tax dollars and we take it from people like me, who I don’t apologize for what I make. I worked my ass off to get here and I don’t want to pay more in taxes. I don’t think that makes me a bad person.”

Another liberal speaker took an even larger step away from liberal dogma. Terry Goddard, former Arizona attorney general and former mayor of Phoenix, praises the libertarian benefactor Koch brothers as “one of the great advocates for prison reform right now.” Goddard showcased liberals’ favorite bogeymen as having successfully “gone after city councils, school boards, secretaries of state and attorneys general” in a manner liberals should pursue.

Gerken, however, went to great lengths to warn that the liberal convention-goers cannot “lawyer our way out of this” problem of being in the minority.

“Politics are what matter more,” Gerken told the crowd gathered in the hotel’s Presidential Ballroom. “The reason why progressives are in the fix they’re in is because they lost elections. They lost elections at the local and the state and the federal level and this is what happens when you lose elections. It’s a mistake to think … that law is going to save us.”

While Gerken, Goddard and Brown discussed the left-wing ideas best capable of moving public opinion in their direction, it’s clear that many of the attendees had not gotten over the results of the 2016 elections. During a panel session regarding immigration policy, American Civil Liberties Union senior staff attorney Jennifer Chang Newell described the aftermath of the election in post-apocalyptic terms.

“Basically the day after the election, I think a lot of us were walking around like zombies wondering what just happened,” Newell said. “Feeling sad, depressed. Fear, definitely.”

“One of the nice things about working where I work is that I went to work in the office the next day. Right away, [we] sat down and said what are the threats, what are the threats we need to start preparing for?”

Others in attendance could not bring themselves to utter the word “election” to describe the cause of Trump entering the White House. Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Democratic Senate Judiciary Committee member, referred to Trump’s election win as only “the very unlikely results of what I call the ‘incident’ or the ‘event’ last November.

“Donald Trump’s presidency is a stress test for our country,” Hirono said during a speech she prepared for the convention. “And to survive this stress test, we must work to protect the independence of the federal judiciary and we must ensure that nobody is above the law.”

Boom: Trump eyes 10% spending cuts, 20% slash of federal workers

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H/T The Washington Examiner.

The DemocRats and the federal union thugs will be screaming bloody murder.

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Making good on a promise to slash government, President-elect Trump has asked his incoming team to pursue spending and staffing cuts.

Insiders said that the spending reductions in some departments could go as high as 10 percent and staff cuts to 20 percent, numbers that would rock Washington if he follows through.

At least two so-called “landing teams” in Cabinet agencies have relayed the call for cuts as part of their marching orders to shrink the flab in government.

The cuts would target discretionary spending, not mandated programs such as Medicare or Social Security, the sources said.

The spending reductions are expected to be used to help pay for Trump’s plan to boost the Pentagon’s budget, tax cuts and some pet projects, potentially including the anti-immigration wall on the nation’s southern border.

The teams also are looking at staffing cuts over four years through attrition, a hiring freeze and reorganization.

The plan is winning cheers in conservative, anti-tax and anti-spending corners in Washington that have long sought massive cuts in the bureaucracy.

Presidents rarely cut spending, choosing freezes instead. In the meantime, federal spending has reached historic levels. Trump has picked a budget hawk, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, to head the Office of Management and Budget, a clear sign that spending cuts are a top priority.

Still, Trump is likely to face a wall of opposition from Democrats and federal unions who consider much of the federal workforce on their side.

Liz Cheney's scathing statement on Obama's legacy

Earnest to press: Give Obama credit for being ‘transparent’

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H/T The Washington Examiner.

Are Josh Earnest’s delusions drug induced or from just naturally being ignorant?

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest expressed annoyance that President Obama doesn’t get enough credit for being the “most transparent” president in history.

When asked by CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday about journalists’ complaints that the federal government isn’t efficient at answering FOIA requests, Earnest said they’ve made progress with the requests over the eight years.

Earnest added that there is really “no constituency in American politics for transparency in government beyond journalists.”

He added: “If this constituency of journalists are gonna be effective advocates for the issue that they care about, they need to remember that they have a responsibility not just to criticize those who are not living up to their expectations. Any activist will tell you that the way that you get people to support you and to support your cause is to give them credit when the credit is due, to applaud them when they do the thing that you want them to be doing.”

One of his biggest “beefs” he has with journalists, Earnest said, is that “President Obama has been the most transparent president in American history” and has “not gotten much if any credit” for that from them.

In response to an Aug. 30 letter to the New York Times editor demanding credit for transparency, 40 journalism and open-government groups sent a letter to Earnest in response detailing ways that the White House has not been transparent, including blocking access to staffers and delaying responses to interview requests.

Obama sets new record for regulations, 527 pages in just one day

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H/T The Washington Examiner.

President Trump is going to have his work cut out for him removing Obama’s regulations.

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President Obama has just set a new record for rules and regulations, his administration spitting out 527 pages worth in just one day, as he races to put his fingerprint on virtually every corner of American life and business.

According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the administration has just shattered the old record for pages of regulations and rules published by the in-house journal, the Federal Register.

At 81,640 total pages for 2016, it ranks first and 235 pages more than all of those published in 2010, the previous record.

What’s more, there are still about 26 working days left in the year.

“No one knows what the future holds, but at a pace of well over 1,000 pages weekly, the Federal Register could easily top 90,000 pages this year. The simple algebra says that at the current pace we’ll add 11,190 pages over the next 44 days, to end 2016 at around 92,830 pages,” said CEI’s Clyde Wayne Crews.

“This is astonishing and should be of great concern, and intolerable, to policymakers. It is remarkable enough that the all-time record has been passed before Thanksgiving,” he added.

Obama has promised to regulate by executive authority, but the sheer number of pages of regulations being rushed through is astonishing.

Still, it’s not a big surprise to CEI and other regulation watchdogs.

Clinton vows Supreme Court judge who backs gun control

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H/T The Washington Examiner.

If Hillary and the DemocRats steal this election there will be a second shout heard around the world.

Hillary Clinton vowed Sunday evening that she would nominate Supreme Court justices who agree with her on the need for stricter gun laws.

“I respect the Second Amendment, but I believe that there should be comprehensive background checks,” the Democratic nominee said Sunday, “and we should close the gun show loophole and close the online loophole we have to save as many lives as we possibly can.”

Clinton’s remarks were a response to the specific question: “What would you prioritize as the most important aspect of selecting a Supreme Court justice?”

She said she believes the current court has “gone in wrong direction.” Though the issue of gun control was mentioned only briefly Sunday evening during the debate, it has been an ongoing theme of the Clinton campaign.

Vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., a gun-owner, said last week in his debate with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence that he is, “a strong Second Amendment supporter.”

“But I’ve got a lot of scar tissue, because when I was governor of Virginia, there was a horrible shooting at Virginia Tech,” Kaine said in reference to a 2007 mass shooting event that claimed the lives of 32 people. “We can support the Second Amendment and do things like background record checks and make us safer, and that will make police safer, too.”

Clinton said last week during the first presidential debate that stricter gun control measures could go a long way toward healing race relations.

“[W]e’ve got to get guns out of the hands of people who should not have them,” Clinton said. “The gun epidemic is the leading cause of death of young African-American men, more than the next nine causes put together.”

“So we have to do two things,” she added. “We have to restore trust, we have to work with the police, we have to make sure they respect the communities and the communities respect them and we have to tackle the plague of gun violence, which is a big contributor to a lot of the problems that we’re seeing today.”

Clinton also said in a recent interview that gun violence poses as serious a problem to Americans as terrorism.

“[I]t’s not only terrorists we need to be worried about,” the Democratic nominee said in an interview published last week by AARP.

“I’m looking at violence broadly,” Clinton said. “Terrorism is part of it, but gun violence kills 33,000 Americans a year… We’ve got to get serious about stemming violence and terrorism in every way we can.”

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