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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America review Jim’s trip to the Koch Seminar Network and how the billionaire brothers that Democrats and the media like to describe as evil are pouring money into charities so struggling Americans don’t have to depend solely on the government. They also sigh as reports […]

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Okay, I hope that I didn’t give anyone cardiac arrest. But I think that Trump has made an offer that the Dems can’t refuse, DACA for a wall. Well, they can refuse the offer, but they will look unreasonable. The devil is in the details, but I think that this makes sense, as even a […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to the Buzzfeed story alleging President Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie under oath to Congress. It’s potentially very serious but more questions need to be answered before Buzzfeed can be trusted to have the story right. They also scratch their heads as […]

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While Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has come under deserved fire for defending Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are applauding Gabbard today for being the only Democrat willing to stand up to Senate Democrats who contend that being a member of the Knights of Columbus is […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political podcast number O.M.G. 207 it is the Wall Walkout edition of the show with your holdout hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa (the handsome one…if I haven’t said so yet). This week, well, it is wall-to-wall (knew I was going to do that, didn’t […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are grateful to see House Democrats revealing their real goals right from the start – impeachment, huge tax increases, abolishing the electoral college – and hope Americans see what they’d be getting if Democrats also controlled the Senate and the White House. As the […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for Yipes! January 2, 2019….yes, 2019! It is the Misguided Mitt edition of the show with your ever-on-target hosts, radio guy Todd Feinburg on the right coast and AI guy Mike Stopa (the handsome one) on the left coast. This week, this very day, Mitt Romney, our […]

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Welcome Christmas celebrants to the Harvard Lunch Club Political podcast for Christmas Eve, 2018 it is number 205, the Shutdown Mad Dog edition of the show with your frothing at the mouth hosts Todd Feinburg, east coast WTIC radio guy and Mike Stopa, west coast AI guy. We come to you every week with the […]

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Senate Dems Cave on Government Shutdown

 

In a speech on the Senate floor, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced a deal on reopening the federal government. Sen. Mitch McConnell immediately introduced a cloture vote on the effort.

The measure would fund the government through Feb. 8. In return for Democratic support, McConnell has promised Schumer to “open a debate on immigration.”

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Democrats: Hello, I Must Be Going!

 

The government shutdown is the greatest thing that happened since yesterday. It will shut down some minute part of the federal government of no importance. But we all pretend it’s serious and we have to show how moral we are and how terrible are our adversaries. It’s just that most of us aren’t crazy. Rep. Steny Hoyer, the pride of Maryland, former Democrat Majority Leader, and current Minority Whip, had this to say: “I believe we should stay here and do our work, so I motion to adjourn!”

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Senate Democrats Vote to Shutdown Federal Government

 

Working late into the night, the US Senate has rejected advancing a bill that would fund the federal government for the next 30 days. That means the government will technically shut down at midnight Eastern Time.

Senate Democratic leadership opposed the bill in an attempt to force Republicans to accept their terms on DACA. Sixty votes were needed for passage, but 48 senators voted against it.

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Here is a link I hope works for all: http://enews.earthlink.net/article/top?guid=20180104/290a3bec-a062-4509-99c1-7866fcc4208e Essentially, if I understand it right, the liberal wing of the Democrat support wants to prod its portion of congress to insist on attaching a DACA solution onto the budget crisis situation, rather than accomplish that with a separate bill. Their internal debate of course is […]

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My most memorable Obama Presidency episode

 

I’m a supporter of the US National Parks. Looking back on the Obama Presidency most memorable for me was the episode of “Yes we can!” shut down the US National Parks – with brute force. Here’s what I remember. The Obama Admin spent more effort, money, and manpower shutting the parks down than was used in keeping them open. This was done to try to score political points during a hardball budget negotiation with Reps. It was a first for me to hear about park visitors being cited for “illegal recreation” and “trespassing on public lands” and stopped from unauthorized nature photography.

There was a standard sign that read “Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN, All National Parks are CLOSED” that government workers were ordered to put up along with the construction of barriers. This was to drive home the point. Even walking in open space in the Mall was verboten. War Veterans were told by bureaucrats following orders that they had no business visiting memorials honoring fallen servicemen. If not for veterans the memorials and the parks wouldn’t even be there, but that didn’t stop officials from trying to shoo them away like some varmint on your back porch. Meanwhile a place was reserved on the Mall for approved political partisan advocates, illegal immigrate right as I recall (or undocumented immigrants if you prefer).

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Beware the Wounded Animal

 

US-POLITICS-HEALTHObamacare is failing. Here’s the latest from The Wall Street Journal (behind pay wall):

The majority of ObamaCare’s insurance co-ops—12 of 23—have now folded, and their $1.24 billion in federal loans has all but vaporized. More will fail, nearly a million Americans may lose coverage, and now the contagion from their failures is spreading.

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I ask and I ask and no one wants to answer my simple question. Look at the control that the left-wing MSM has over our day to day disputes. More

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Like many on this site I was exasperated and discouraged by the spectacle of the Republicans once again caving in to the Democrats on the DHS funding bill. Well folks, get used to it because there’s going to a lot more of that behavior until the Republican party suddenly discovers some vertebrae among their ranks. Failing […]

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