Maxine Waters calls Tucker a racist for asking how she got so rich on a lawmaker’s salary (VIDEO)

I don’t know how we missed this one from July. But it’s a good one. Maxine Waters, Ms. “Putin invaded Korea,” lives in a $4 million dollar home outside of her own district. Tucker simply asks “Where’d the money came from?” She, being Maxine Waters bristled at Tucker’s question.

This is common story. Many politicians seem to magically get rich when they come to Congress. Pelosi, Reid, many others had their portfolios explode once they got to Washington DC.

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Ban Fish Oil Imports?

That is what a Pharma firm lawsuit seeks to do. It also opens up a novel front in the war on natural products by asking the US International Trade Commission to help create a new monopoly by knocking out imported EPA, the most anti-inflammatory kind of fish oil. Urgent Action Alert!

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To get tax cuts keep it simple and be bold

This is key. People don’t like lots of levers and pulleys in their legislation. You know who DOES like the Rube Goldberg machines that pass for laws in this country? Lobbyists. (And their crony sponsors.) The more complex the bill – witness Obamacare – the more opportunities there are for cronies to carve out deals for themselves. The taxpayer is usually the one who loses. Actually the taxpayer is always the one who loses.

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Democrats fear Russia probe blowback, Dem Strategist: Democrats “are going to be in deep, deep trouble if they don’t start talking about what voters care about.”

She should have said, “actually care about” but the above gives one the sense of the situation.

The Dems have gone all in against a president who was elected by the people of the United States. Many Dems think this is a winning strategy. And indeed it may be. However I would say that it is more likely that it is not a winning strategy.

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Audit the Pentagon before we increase defense spending by tens of billions

What a novel idea! Maybe we should figure out where we are wasting billions and billions of dollars before we start spending billions and billions more. I know it’s a crazy notion, but maybe we should give it a shot. I mean it’s only our money right?

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(Alleged) Congress baseball gunman was a Trump-hating Bernie supporter

Image: ABC News

I was just south of the Beltway coming into Washington when I heard the news. 15 miles north some of the GOP congressional leadership had come under fire. A state cop streaked up the highway shoulder to my left. Above a police helicopter (it appeared) was headed in the same direction. House Whip Scalise had been shot with 4 other people.

Then a statement from Senator Paul who had been at the practice. He said he believed between 50-60 rounds had been shot.

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Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers (Last month!)

If Trump wants to blow up a significant part of the group that got him elected, wants to alienate people under the age of 40 totally, wants to hurt the millions of people who benefit from medical and recreational cannabis, wants to extend the unjust and unconstitutional drug war (When did we pass the amendment that allows for the prohibition of drugs in this country? – We didn’t.), and basically wants to do fundamentally the absolutely morally wrong thing then let Attorney General Sessions continue on this unwise track.

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Congressman: “Nothing would surprise me about what the NSA does. Unfortunately, they cannot be trusted,”

Remember The Patriot Act, Republicans (and Dems)? Remeber the small group of us jumping up and down urging caution? Remember that?

OK Freedom Caucus, it looks like a good number of you are ready to do the right thing here. Join with as many liberals as can be found on this issue and present a powerful coalition. This is supposed to be a free country.

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Why the Democrats are making a big mistake by obsessing over Russia

Allegedly.

The Democrats are in many respects a regional party now. The current obsession with Russia and the effort to take Trump down, at what seems almost any cost has become clinical. The Dems seem to have divorced themselves from reality and now wring their hands – gollum like – as they contemplate Trump’s downfall. It’s weird. It is bad for the country to say the least. And it isn’t good for the Dems.

Consider that Maxine Waters is now held up as a leader within the party.

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Obama Unwittingly Handed Trump a Weapon to Cripple the Health Law (And it’s a big weapon)

We’ve covered this issue multiple times in the past. As The Times article below points out the Obama Administration basically appropriated funds without Congress (It’s not supposed to work that way.) in an effort to indemnify health insurers who were hemorrhaging money due to Obamacare. Without the money Obamacare would have failed even more quickly.

Obama and company thought they’d get away with it. If they could limp along until President Hillary Clinton came in the White House then they could dump this problem in her lap.

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