Brad Thor, A Primary Opponent For Donald Trump And The BIG “IF”

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By Janice Barlow Definition of “Conservative”: a person who is averse to change and holds to traditional values and attitudes, typically in relation to politics. Synonyms: Right-winger, reactionary, rightist, die-hard (www.dictionary.com) Best selling author Brad Thor tweeted on Saturday that he would primary President Donald Trump in a 2020 run “IF no conservative steps up…..” (emphasis mine). That’s a big IF. and it’s also a broad challenge. Who is included in that statement? If no conservative steps up, I will absolutely challenge Donald Trump in 2020. America deserves better leadership. pic.twitter.com/xwNG8LZs8c…

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Legal Bribery And Why You Don’t Matter To Congress

By Janice Barlow ACCORDING TO THE CENTER FOR RESPONSIVE POLITICS, the history of people lobbying (bribing) Congress for their own causes goes back to 1793. In fact, a detailed time line is available for studying by clicking on the blue words. Right under our very noses, a system of buying off the men and women we voted for is in place and sanctioned by our government. And it’s not just pocket change. The same site used to link the time line above, Opensecrets.org, tracks lobby money given to every politician…

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GOP Hits Speed Bump On Tax Reform But The Donor Class Is Impatient For A Win

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by Richard Cameron The GOP House missed the target date for public release of their tax ‘reform’ plan yesterday, but claim that the plan will see the light of day on Thursday. Reportedly, the reason behind the re-scheduling, which may well see further delays, is that there is disagreement within the ranks about who wins and who loses and to what extent.  They may not frame it in those terms, but there is one other certainty besides death and taxes and that is that all tax plans, by nature and…

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The GOP Baseball Practice Shooting – Unity from Tragedy? It Depends on the Application of Unity

by Oletta Branstiter Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition at this hour after an early morning attack on Republican congressmen practicing for their annual softball game tomorrow evening. 5NewsOnline.com reports that “Matt Mika, who works as a lobbyist, was the fifth person shot on the field during Wednesday morning’s practice, CBS News reported. He was reportedly shot multiple times and was admitted to an area hospital in critical condition.” James Hodgkinson, believed to be a Bernie Sanders Democratic supporter, had a violent history including arrests for battery, resisting arrest,…

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House Passes CHOICE Act with Little Hope of Success – Dodd-Frank Remains the Law for Now

by Oletta Branstiter The majority of Americans were focused on the media circus surrounding former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before Congress yesterday regarding possible Russian collusion and obstruction of justice by President Trump. You may have missed the halfhearted news: “The House of Representatives pushed through a bill Thursday that would gut many of the key banking reforms implemented after the financial crisis.” CNBC adds, “In a primarily partisan vote, the House passed the Financial Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs Act, a highly controversial measure that stands…

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