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trump carrierDonald Trump is not even in the White House and he is already saving jobs. Within the past few weeks, he has helped secure jobs at an automobile factory in Kentucky and at a Carrier plant in Indiana. In fact, Carrier was threatening to take 2,000 jobs to Mexico, but will now retain 1,100 jobs in Indiana, mostly due to Trump’s deal making abilities. 

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Trump's triumph, Obama's long stroke
Monday, 21 November 2016 14:09

331px Barack Obama playing golf 2Don’t expect President Obama to go away as quietly as an Irish mother’s whisper. It’s not going to happen. For starters, he was leader of the Democratic Party for the last eight years. This is good news for a scandal-plagued DNC that’s, essentially, rudderless right now. But, who needs an administrator when you have a shadow President to direct the party’s activities from behind the statuary. There are rumors that his Presidential Library is going to be built on K Street.

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Tempest in a teapotIn November of 2008, the world of conservatism was rocked by the overwhelming victory of Barack Obama as the nation’s 44th President.  

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obama terrrorPerhaps coming at the right time, one week before the national elections, the Obama Administration is pleased with th improvement in the GDP.  Here is a statement from Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, on the advance estimate of GDP for the third quarter of 2016. You can view the statement HERE.

 

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UNPLUG americaDo young voters really care about who runs their local, state and federal government?  Whatever buzz inspired younger voters to support Barack Obama has been severely diminished by the gridlock in Washington.  Voters under thirty (and the rest of us, for that matter) have witnessed conflict and partisan politics while the economy languishes and major problems go unresolved. The idealism of youth is being replaced by a cynicism towards those in charge, and this includes from the President right down to the local level.

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mitch obamaAs if we needed another example of how both the Pres. Barack Obama Administration nationally and the Mayor Mitch Landrieu in New Orleans fall prey to ideology over how the world really works, here comes an “Assessment of Fair Housing” document that puts wishful thinking ahead of the realities of human behavior.

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obama terrrorby Ron Chapman      

      Over this past two years there have been numerous police incidents where people have been shot and some killed.  Sometimes the policeman is white and the victim is Black.  At other times both victim and officer have been Black.  In a few instances the victims have been White and the officer Black.  Such was the case in Houma where a six year old boy was killed.

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obama terrrorBelow is the transcript of President Obama's statement Monday morning regarding recent terror attacks in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota

THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.  I want to say a few words about the explosions that occurred here in New York City and New Jersey and the other devices that have been found in New Jersey.  I’ve been monitoring the situation closely and receiving frequent updates from my team.  And I’ve just been briefed again by FBI Director Comey.  In addition, I've had a chance to speak with Governors Cuomo and Christie, as well as Mayor de Blasio. 

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strainUpdate on the Louisiana Flood--Muckers needed, Obama coming, Strain holding meetings

PRESIDENT OBAMA COMKNG TO BATON ROUGE

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LA FLOODThe GOP has just sent this email as a press release: 

On the heels of a successful speech, Republican Nominee Donald J. Trump and his running mate, Governor Mike Pence, flew into Baton Rouge, LouisianaFriday morning to visit the surrounding communities of Denham Springs and the city of Central.

Historic flooding has devastated the Bayou State during the multi-day storms that hovered over the region. The initial estimates in the cost of damages the storms and floods affecting South Louisiana are in at over $20 billion. Over 30,000 people have were rescued and 12 people have died. Most have been displaced from their homes.

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