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Idaho House panel eyes sales tax plan

BOISE — Idaho’s most populated cities and counties appear to be big winners under a new revenue sharing proposal that was introduced Wednesday in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jason Monks, R-Nampa, revises the formula used to distribute sales tax revenues to local jurisdictions. Barring any major decreases in Read More…

Tuition freeze for Montana students OK’d in early vote

A legislative committee has unanimously endorsed the Montana University System’s budget, including $24 million that would freeze tuition for Montana resident students for the next two years.   The Joint Appropriations Subcommittee on Education voted 7-0 Wednesday to approve the governor’s two-year budget proposal to spend $404 million from taxpayers on the University System.   Read More…

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Mike Misses Valentine’s Day Dinner

Happy Sunday Everyone. Hope this week’s offering is satisfactory. Mike Misses Valentine’s Day Dinner As my friends know, a few years ago Her Majesty & I retired to a little cottage in Alabama, unfortunately 20 miles downwind from my Army buddy, Sam Pearson. The events of this past Valentine’s Day played out in and around Read More…

Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her name from consideration for the nomination of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations on Saturday. The State Department made the announcement in a release. ADVERTISEMENT “I am grateful to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to Read More…

Mueller Wants To Send Paul Manafort To Prison For Life and It Is Time President Trump To Step Up

Yesterday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s band of wannabe putschists delivered their sentencing recommendation for Paul Manafort: Special counsel Robert Mueller has recommended between 19 to 24 years in prison for President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. A sentence in that range would probably mean that Manafort, 69, would spend the rest of his life Read More…

Protests planned across US on Presidents Day in response to Trump's national emergency for border wall

Protesters have planned demonstrations across the U.S. for Presidents Day in response to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery MORE’s decision to declare a national emergency for border wall funding.  USA Today Read More…

How gun control activists learned from the NRA

Democrats this week used the one-year anniversary of the deadly Parkland, Fla., high school shooting to advance legislation cracking down on access to firearms in states across the country. Bills moved not in blue states, but in purple states like Nevada and New Mexico where Democrats hold newfound political power. ADVERTISEMENT And on Capitol Hill Read More…

TV Star Repeatedly Calls Caitlyn Jenner a Man on ‘The Tonight Show.’ Why Wasn’t She Ben Shapiro’d?

There was a long period in America — perhaps up to the 1980’s and even 90’s — when Left and Right were largely political designations. Big government, small government, individualism, collectivism…voters differed in ways relegated to, mostly, what to do with money. Man, has that changed. The Left has attempted a coup. A revolution seemingly Read More…

Kamala Harris shopping trip stirs Twitter campaign trail debate

Pundits and media members debated tweets from several reporters covering a shopping trip Saturday by Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisNewsom endorses Kamala Harris for president Constitutional conservatives need to oppose the national emergency Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by America’s 340B Hospitals — Dems blast rulemaking on family planning program | Facebook may remove anti-vaccine content | Read More…

Ex-W.Va. official who made racist Michelle Obama remark defrauded $18,000 from FEMA: report

A former West Virginia official who lost her job in 2016 after she referred to then-first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaGOP senator dedicates heart photo to wife from Senate floor for Valentine’s Day Barack Obama sends Valentine’s message to Michelle: ‘She does get down to Motown’ The Hill’s 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Read More…

7 or 8 Days in May

CREDIT: Burt Lancaster in Seven Days in May trailer. https://youtu.be/nwMjiArJFhM Back in 1964, Burt Lancaster starred in a Politico-Military thriller called “7 Days in May.” In that movie, Lancaster played the part of General James Matoon Scot, who plotted and led an attempted coup by military officers who disagreed with the elected President’s foreign policies Read More…

“I’ve never seen anything like this”: NYC Dem Carolyn Maloney slams opposition to Amazon deal

A fun look-in at the low-grade civil war within the Democratic Party over the Amazon bug-out. Maloney’s been representing part of Queens, the same borough where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district is based, since AOC was in kindergarten. It was Maloney’s district that would have hosted HQ2 and most of the jobs that it would have delivered. Read More…

National emergency declaration — a legal fight Trump is likely to win

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiConstitutional conservatives need to oppose the national emergency House Judiciary Dems seek answers over Trump’s national emergency declaration Why don’t we build a wall with Canada? MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerHouse Judiciary Dems seek answers over Trump’s national emergency declaration Mandatory E-Verify: The Read More…

Amazon exec invites Ocasio-Cortez to tour facilities after criticism

An executive with Amazon on Friday invited Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDem lawmaker rips opposition to Amazon going into New York: ‘Now we’re protesting jobs’ Reporter says majority appears to favor progressive tax plans Trump tweets video mocking Dems not cheering during State of the Union MORE (D-N.Y.) to visit the corporation’s facilities after she denounced Read More…

Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe: college sophomores in positions of authority

==================Promoted from the diaries by streiff. Promotion does not imply endorsement.================== Sophomoric is defined as: conceited and overconfident of knowledge but poorly informed and immature; a sophomoric argument lacking in maturity, taste, or judgment; sophomoric humor And apparently, we have had a past government of sophomores. My (sadly late) best friend and I met in Read More…

Washington state House committee passes bill to ban personal, philosophical vaccine exemptions

A Washington state House committee on Friday passed a bill to ban the personal or philosophical exemption for the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) for school-age children amid an outbreak of the virus. The bill passed through the state’s Health Care and Wellness Committee, despite opposition from critics who say parents should have a Read More…