Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy

Who deserves credit for the booming economy? This is not a petty argument. How voters answer the question could well determine whether Democrats retake the House of Representatives come November. Trump and Obama (and their admirers) are slugging it out, both claiming that it is their policies that have led to the ongoing economic expansion,…

Winter Storm Inga’s Snowy Swath to Sweep Through Northeast and South; Dangerous Ice in Central, Southeastern Texas

Winter Storm Inga is bringing snow and ice to the South on Tuesday and will also spread accumulating snow to the East Coast through Wednesday. A long band of light to locally moderate snow is ongoing from the interior Northeast southwestward into Kentucky, Tennessee, northern Alabama, northern Mississippi, southern Arkansas, northern Louisiana and Texas. Inga brought some…

GOP Senator Insists Trump Didn’t Make ‘Sh*thole’ Comment

Republican Senator David Perdue insisted Sunday that President Trump did not use the word “sh*thole” to refer to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations during a bipartisan immigration meeting last week. “I’m telling you he did not use that word, George. And I’m telling you it’s a gross misrepresentation. How many times do you want…

Pelosi Mocks ‘Five White Guys’ Leading DACA Talks, Says They Should Open Hamburger Joint

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi mocked the group of men leading immigration talks as “the five white guys” after this week’s discussions on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program did not include any minority members of Congress. In fact, she likened the men—House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas,…

US slaps highest-level ‘do not travel’ warning on five Mexican states

The State Department unveiled a revamped travel warning system Wednesday, giving five Mexican states the sternest “do not travel” advisory alongside war-torn nations like Syria, Yemen and Somalia. All five states — Tamaulipas on the U.S. border and Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero on the Pacific coast — are hotspots of drug cartel activity, either…

Federal Judge Blocks Trump From Ending DACA

A federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Tuesday, declaring that the Department of Homeland Security’s “decision to rescind DACA was based on a flawed legal premise.” U.S. District Judge William Alsup ruled the Obama-era program must remain in place while litigation plays out. Alsup,…

Justice Department investigating Clinton Foundation over ‘pay to play’ allegations

The Justice Department has launched a new investigation into allegations the Clinton Foundation used “pay to play” politics while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state, Fox News has confirmed. A source familiar with the investigation told Fox News late Thursday the investigation is being led by the U.S. Attorney’s office and the FBI in…

Apocalypse Now: Even More US Businesses Awarding Bonuses, Raising Wages, Expanding Due to Tax Reform

The hits just keep on coming.  I’ve been covering the Frankenstein fallout since The Worst Piece of Legislation In History passed, and the results continue to shock the conscience.  Matt brought you up to speed on the bonuses and other investments announced by American and Southwest Airlines this week, but they’re hardly alone.  Let’s survey some of the additional devastation wrought by this…

California Has Officially Become a Sanctuary State

California on Monday officially became the first ‘sanctuary state’ in the country as the bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed in October went into effect. “These are uncertain times for undocumented Californians and their families, and this bill strikes a balance that will protect public safety, while bringing a measure of comfort to those families who…

Haley Delivers U.N. SHOCK, Nearly $300 Million ‘Remember’ Act Infuriates Globalists

Just days after the United Nations General Assembly voted on and passed a resolution condemning America’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (which it has been for decades, whether the U.N. and third-world dictators want to admit it or not), Nikki Haley has shown that when she said that the United States would be ‘taking…

ISIS has lost 98 percent of its territory — mostly since Trump took office, officials say

ISIS has lost 98 percent of the territory it once held — with half of that terror group’s so-called “caliphate” having been recaptured since President Trump took office less than a year ago, U.S. military officials said Tuesday. The massive gains come after years of “onerous” rules, when critics say the Obama administration “micromanaged” the…

Senate Passes Sweeping Tax Reform, Trump Poised to Sign Historic Bill Into Law

It’s (nearly) over.  By a 51-48, strictly along party lines, the US Senate has passed a GOP-backed tax reform package that will cut taxes for more than 80 percent of all Americans (raising taxes on a tiny, disproportionately wealthy fraction), benefit small businesses, and make America’s extraordinarily highcorporate tax rate — both statutory and effective — far more internationally competitive.…

Watchdog reveals how ex-Mueller agents’ anti-Trump texts came to light

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Special Counsel Robert Mueller were told in July that two FBI officials working on Mueller’s Russia probe had exchanged a number of anti-Trump text messages throughout the 2016 campaign, according to the Justice Department’s watchdog. DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz revealed the information one day after Fox News obtained…

HuffPo Laments That One Year in, ‘Trump Is Winning’

In the midst of much hand-wringing and anguished sighs, theHuffington Post has announced to its readers that after his first year in office “Trump Is Winning.” “This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write and admit,” begins Earl Ofari Hutchinson, “Trump is winning.” Hutchinson, an author and co-host of the Al Sharpton…

In Video Montage, Trump Calls Out Former Presidents for Breaking Promises on Jerusalem

President Trump had a bold message Friday for all the critics of his decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the U.S. Embassy to the city from Tel Aviv: watch this video of my predecessors calling for the exact same thing. “I fulfilled my campaign promise – others didn’t!” he tweeted early…

Hamas plans ‘day of rage’ in response to Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Terror group Hamas is calling for a “day of rage” Friday, urging Palestinians to protest President Donald Trump’s plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. The group, designated a terrorist organization by the U.S., encouraged Palestinians in an official Arabic statement to send a message “with all available…

Republicans allege DOJ ‘double standard’ as Mueller probe takes heat

Allegations of anti-Trump bias inside Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team are reviving Republican claims of a “double standard” at the Justice Department, with GOP critics saying Hillary Clinton enjoyed comparatively “special” treatment when she was investigated over her personal email use as secretary of state. “Hillary Clinton gets special justice, and at the same time…