#148251
With Congress back from recess, the Obama administration and some in Congress will soon commence a renewed push to restore the Export-Import Bank’s ability to spend taxpayer dollars propping up America’s biggest businesses. For the sake of those taxpayers, it’s crucial that principled lawmakers say “no.”
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#148252
White and Christian voters are abandoning the Democratic Party, according to a remarkable new analysis of political party demographics. The Pew Research Center found that there is now a 29-point white gap, the largest ever between the GOP and Democrats. According to the new analysis, non-Hispanic whites make up 57 percent of all Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters, down significantly from 76 percent in 1992. By contrast, though the share of GOP voters who are white also has declined since 1992, the change has been much more modest: Currently, 86 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters are non-Hispanic whites, compared with 93 percent in 1992. As a result of these changes, the 17-percentage-point gap between the share of white voters in the Republican and Democratic parties seen in 1992 has grown to a 29-point gap today.
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#148253
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who opened an investigation into the Donald J. Trump Foundation on Tuesday, is a major Democratic donor who maxed-out to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2015 with a $2,700 donation. Schneiderman said he wants “to make sure [the Trump Foundation] complying with the laws governing charities in New York.” Schneiderman is likely to draw criticism from Republicans and others who see the move as overt political targeting from New York’s top law enforcement official. The timing isn’t just odd because of the proximity to the election. Schneiderman already has one lawsuit going against Trump University, which is a real estate seminar company associated with Trump. Not only is Schneiderman a donor to Clinton’s presidential campaign, he also sits on her New York campaign committee. A look at his donation records via OpenSecrets.org finds Schneiderman has given $12,000 to Democratic candidates and political committees since 1992. And he’s never given to the Republicans. The announcement of yet another lawsuit against a Trump company
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#148254
"It's 'trust, but verify' is how it works," Chaffetz told FBI acting legislative affairs chief Jason Herring.
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#148255
Bevin said conservatives may have to physically fight for their values in an off-the-cuff speech at a conservative forum, Saturday.
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#148256
CNN host Christiane Amanpour suggested on air Monday that the heavy coverage of the Democratic nominee's health is simply sexist.
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#148257
A Bloomberg Politics poll released Wednesday shows Hillary Clinton losing her lead to Donald Trump in battleground Ohio, after a rough campaign stretch in which she faced criticism for demeaning Trump supporters as well as renewed speculation about her health.
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#148258

Rebranding Common Core

Submitted 3 years ago by ActRight Community

The unpopularity of the Common Core educational standards is not causing it’s proponents to rethink it but to rebrand it. “In 2010, every state but Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia adopted Com…
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#148259
"Pneumonia is a really serious thing, but you know what, running for president, that’ll do it to you," the Libertarian nominee said in a radio interview.
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#148260
Legend: Republican - red, all states at least once, 1855-present Jacksonian Democrats/Democratic - blue, all states at least once, 1820s-present Independent ...
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#148261
They accuse him of holding up their investigation of the IRS targeting Tea Party groups.
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#148262

The Left Is Weaponizing Sports

Submitted 3 years ago by ActRight Community

Striking the latest blow for pregnant and “chestfeeding” men, the NCAA has mounted its righteous high horse and is pulling seven championship events from North Carolina venues. The Tar Heel State, you see, has the hateful audacity to mandate that its citizens use the public bathrooms that correspond to their biological sex. The NCAA’s decision comes on the heels of the NBA pulling its all-star game from Charlotte, and in the midst of a rolling series of small-scale (though much-hyped) national-anthem protests at NFL football games. Before I turn to the larger issues, can we just take a moment to ponder the pathetic absurdity that is the NCAA? This is an organization, mind you, that reaps billions of dollars of rewards off the labor of disproportionately poor and minority students while imposing on them — as a condition for even participating in college sports — economic restrictions not imposed on any other college student. So-called student-athletes don’t own their time, or even the rights to their own names. The vast majority of them don’t go on to play pro sports, so they’re effectively prevented from making money during the time when their earning potential is at its highest. But the NCAA is now suddenly discovering social justice? Please. While the NCAA — as perhaps the peak representative of progressive hypocrisy and cheap virtue signaling — is an easy target, its action raises a much more significant concern. Simply put, there are not many cultural spaces remaining where Americans can meet on more or less neutral ground — where Americans of all faiths and political beliefs can meet, unite, and share a positive communal experience. Our political polarization is but one symptom of our increasing Balkanization. When I speak, I sometimes challenge audiences to name one significant cultural force or trend that is binding Americans together, rather than pulling them apart. Social media? It might be the single most divisive new development of the last half-century. Faith? Few communities are polarizing and separating faster than our faith communities, with polar opposites — the “nones” and Evangelicals — enjoying the best prospects for long-term growth. Our neighborhoods and cities are cocooned, often so much that they lack the ideological diversity of the average suburban mega-church. Television shows are frequently micro-targeted, so red and blue Americans watch very different things. RELATED: I Just Want to Enjoy Watching the Game The result is clear: Not only do Americans believe different things, they dislike their political opponents more than at any other time in recent memory. Indeed, the dislike is so strong that Americans tend to despise the other side more than they like their own side. I mind when social-justice warriors try to wield the awesome economic power of sports — built via the pocketbooks of all Americans — to punish conservatives. Sports are perhaps the only significant cultural force to counter this troubling trend. America still watches the Super Bowl. The opening days of March Madness still cripple workplaces across the land. And when a home team wins a championship, the explosion of collective civic joy completely swallows politics — just ask the inhabitants of “Believeland” after their miracle comeback against Golden State. But it’s more than just the events themselves. Sports carry with them an entire culture through which fans can meet, form friendships, and establish lifelong bonds. Some of the most meaningful friendships of my life were formed through my law-school fantasy-baseball league. More than two decades later, we still have the league and we still love each other like brothers, despite our vast political differences. Sports give us the opportunity to connect and to dig deeper than politics or ideology — to know a person as something other than a collection of political positions. RELATED: NBA Removes All-Star Game from Charlotte over Bathroom Bill Social-justice warriors, however, can’t leave well enough alone. Is the trend now that major sporting events can only occur in progressive-approved locations? Will we now be subject to a parade of progressive-approved (and only progressive-approved) player demonstrations? And spare me any argument that our sporting culture is opening itself up to free expression. I’m glad neither the NFL nor the San Francisco 49ers are punishing Colin Kaepernick, but just ask Curt Schilling how much the progressive sports elite values dissent from the social-justice orthodoxy. I don’t mind if individual players or owners express themselves, so long as it is clearly understood that all viewpoints are welcome. I mind, however, when the sporting elite decides to turn professional and college athletics into a sweatier version of a progressive college campus, speech codes and all. I mind when social-justice warriors try to wield the awesome economic power of sports — built via the pocketbooks of all Americans — to punish conservatives, especially Christian conservatives. #related#To do that is to play with fire. The NCAA’s decision and Kaepernick’s protest have immense power now precisely because sports has always been neutral ground. The NBA salary cap skyrocketed in part because live sports is one of the most valuable properties in television. End the neutrality, and you will — over time — narrow your audience. ESPN is already struggling with lost revenue due to cord-cutting. It turns out that when consumers can truly choose their channels, they often don’t choose ESPN. The more ESPN acts like MSNBC, the more consumers will look elsewhere. The more the NCAA acts like Oberlin, the more good will it loses with fans and — crucially — the legislators and other government officials who prop up its insane and unjust business model. Not that most progressives really care. Unity? Fun? Those are meaningless concepts when social justice is at stake. — David French is an attorney, and a staff writer at National Review.
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President Obama’s longtime doctor, David Scheiner, said Tuesday that Hillary Clinton should undergo a “thorough neurological examination” to see if she has lasting damage from a Dec. 2012 concussio…
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#148264
The van is now infamous ? the backdrop to Hillary Clinton?s 9/11 medical episode that left her woozy, faint, and scrambling to spin the story. As a lone onlooker recorded the scene, cam…
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#148265
Alb Effe, 28, was stabbed to death near York University on September 13, 2016 by 31 year old Alijan Arif Khan after getting into an argument over religion. E
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#148266
Wow, this is the most insane news to come out this weekend. While some had their suspicions about where the email scandal arose, it appears that it was Obama all along! Or rather, the real presiden…
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#148267
Liberals just absolutely hate it when black Americans decide they're done with the Democratic Party. On NewsmaxTV, Stacy Washington, a black Donald Trump supporter, was attacked by liberal TV host Jane Velez-Mitchell after she was lectured to about why she shouldn't be voting for the Republican...
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#148268
Immediately after Wikileaks’ bombshell DNC drop tonight, reporters and prying eyes dove head-first into the treasure trove of data to comb for juicy bytes of intel. Matt Forney, right-wing journalist and internet personality, discovered?amongst many other damning revelations?that the info dump contained unencrypted credit card...
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#148269

I’m ‘Deplorable.’ Are You?

Submitted 3 years ago by ActRight Community

I’m ‘Deplorable.’ Are You? - Bryan Crabtree: If Trump is elected, for the first time since the .09/14/2016 9:00:00AM EST.
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#148270
The gap underscores the Democrat’s challenges in critical Rust Belt states after one of the roughest stretches of her campaign.
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#148272
Hillary Clinton is in BIG TROUBLE – And it’s not just her health. The former Secretary of State is the least popular Democrat with blacks since
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#148273
Democratic mega donor Jeffrey Leeds told Colin Powell in two separate emails the Hillary Clinton’s legal troubles would not make President Barack Obama, a man she apparently "hates," upset and cit
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#148274
John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky write about the danger of the federal government using vote hacking fears to launch a power grab of our election system.
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#148275
It is said that history turns on small hinges, and now maybe the presidential race does, too. For hinges don’t get much smaller than the 20-second video of Hillary Clinton collapsing and being lift…
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