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A chat with Richard Baehr about the Iran nuclear deal two years later

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Guests: Richard Baehr, Chief Political Correspondent of American Thinker………we will discuss the latest on the Iran nuclear deal now in the hands of US Congress…….and other stories………………

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Source: A chat with Richard Baehr about the Iran nuclear deal two years later 10/19 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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October 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm

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Another episode of Obama’s disregard for the law

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The ObamaCare subsidies wokred out nicely for the Democrats. On one hand, they got to bash Wall Street and the insurance companies. On the other hand, they got to tell people that ObamaCare would take care of their illnesses.    

It was great, but illegal.

The “subsidies” were never part of ObamaCare. My guess is that most liberals wanted no part of a vote that gave billions of dollars to the insurance industry.

Enter President Obama’s pen and another excursion around the U.S. Constitution.    

And now enter President Trump, and the issue will finally be settled by Congress.

It was a victory for the Constitution, as the Las Vegas Review Journal:  

Recall that the Obama administration originally asked Congress to appropriate the funds as part of the Affordable Care Act. But no legislation ever made it through the House and Senate. In response, President Barack Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services unilaterally began disbursing the payouts anyway. You remember that “pen and phone” thing.

House Republicans sued, arguing that the executive branch may not dole out money without congressional approval. In 2016, a federal judge issued a 38-page opinion ruling that the Mr. Obama had exceeded his constitutional authority and illegally funded the subsidies. Shocker.

“Congress is the only source for such an appropriation and no public money can be spent without one,” wrote U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer. The case is currently under appeal.

To summarize: The Obama administration went around Congress and the Constitution to impose its health care plan; in contrast, President Donald Trump has decided to follow the law.

And that’s the story.

Sadly, the self-described “constitutional professor” must have taught a different constitution than the one that he took an oath to defend.     

After all, where does it say that the president can go around the Congress that refuses to authorize the payments?

The Constitution doesn’t and someone needs to tell the constitutional professor that!

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October 19, 2017 at 6:17 am

A chat about the Harvey Weinstein story with Frank Burke, businessman and author

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Guest: Frank Burke, author, businessman and contributor to American Thinker, joins me for a chat about the Harvey Weinstein scandal…..what does it tell us about Hollywood and the Democrat Party……………….and other stories….

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Source: A chat about the Harvey Weinstein story with Frank Burke, businessman and author 10/18 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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October 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Is all of this anti-Trump stuff helping California?

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A few days ago, I chatted with a friend in California and naturally President Trump’s name came up quickly. He is not a very political person but did ask a fair question: are California politicians going to do anything but criticize Trump? After all, they do have some problems in the state, such as out of control public pensions that could soon rival Illinois!

Yes, is California anything other than a farm system for developing Trump-hating rhetoric?    

We see the anti-Trump influence in efforts to “primary” Senator Diane Feinstein. I guess that some in the left do not think that she is “left” enough. Can anyone call Senator Dick Durbin, who reminded Democrats that going “too left” may be an electoral problem?

We see a lot more, as Reid Wilson reported:   

Feinstein’s challengers offer a hint at the first wave of a coming generational change in California politics, as members of the older generation — led by the 84-year-old Feinstein, 79-year-old Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, 77 — near the end of their careers.

 

The generation that will vie for the state’s top jobs is fashioning itself as decidedly more aggressive, if not notably more liberal. 

Those hoping to move up are appealing to a Democratic base that is as energized by the anti-Trump resistance as Tea Party voters were by opposition to President Obama.

“The last generation of Democratic leaders was liberal but practical,” said John Pitney, a political scientist at Claremont McKenna College and a former spokesman for the Republican National Committee. 

“The next generation is under pressure to be more dogmatic. The Democratic left shuns any accommodation with Republicans.”

Nearly a decade ago, Tea Party voters fueled discord within the Republican ranks, both as establishment contenders faced conservative rivals and longtime incumbents were deemed insufficiently ideological.

Now, it’s the Democrats’ turn.

Liberal but practical? I guess that the opposite of that is radical and unwilling to compromise? How is that going to help California fit in?
And not so fast with The Tea Party comparison.

First, The Tea Party happened because a bunch of citizens like me wanted to make a point. It was never organized by politicians or any leaders. I was at many Tea Party rallies and I saw self-employed guys who took time from their businesses to show up, along with lots of moms with kids who were talking about national debt. It was not based on a hatred of President Obama but rather honest opposition to policies.

Second, California’s reaction to Trump is hysterical to say the least. It is fueled by things like “sanctuary cities” or an irrational defense of illegal immigration. California opposes anything that Trump proposes, or as simple as that. That’s not a political movement but rather immature people who live in another universe!

As my friend asked: is any of this good for California? My guess is no.   

At least, that’s what I hear from Golden State “refugees” settling in Texas. They talk about high taxes, abusive regulations, and “rent” that only the rich can afford. They miss the lovely weather but not everything else left behind!

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October 18, 2017 at 8:03 am

Trump vs Clinton, Venezuela, and a few other thoughts

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We will look at the new election in Austria…..is it a sign of things to come? his agenda is to cut benefits for foreigners and to stop the EU meddling in domestic politics……..FBI Director Comey wrote the Hillary Clinton announcement before the investigation ended…….Hillary Clinton is out of control and not helping her image…….Harvey Weinstein donated money to the Clinton legal fund in 1998……..President Trump should do more news conferences………North Korea……..Venezuela election fraud……………and other stories………..

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Source: Trump vs Clinton, Venezuela, and a few other thoughts 10/17 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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October 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm

And Maduro steals another one!

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The Maduro government has been desperately looking for something to cheer about.   They face lots of problems including debt payments that they may not have the money to make.

So what’s better than having an election and winning big? Or what about winning a “surprise victory“?

It appears that candidates associated with the Chavez movement won most of the governors and state races.   

We remind you that projections were showing the opposite but pollsters could be wrong down there too. The Chavez group won 17 of 23 governorships and nobody believes it. I’m not sure that Maduro and his people believe it either.

The opposition is not buying these results. Why should they? 

My friend Daniel Duquenal has been covering this election and fraud in his blog. He has the best explanation of what happened this weekend:     

I knew that the regime would forge results, would commit electoral fraud, but what happened tonight is grotesque.

Venezuela has to be the ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD where food scarcity, severe lack of health care, near hyperinflation levels, major street violence, living under curfew, no hope in hell for whatsoever, and the government GAINS votes. 

No kidding, researchers from the entire world should flock to Venezuela in the next days to study that miracle of politics. 

Books will be written about on how to win elections by screwing up people.

This is enough to claim electoral fraud.

Yes, rush the political scientists to Venezuela and analyze what just happened. This is the first time that has an honest election has returned to power the people that gave us massive shortages, hyperinflation and horrific crime.    

Venezuela has just witnessed a fraud. President Trump should immediately announce that the U.S. does not recognize these results. Let’s hope that other Latin American countries do the same, although they’ve always been scared of opining about elections in neighboring nations for fear that the message could be used against them when they count votes.

This is a great opportunity for President Trump to squeeze Maduro and his masters in Cuba. We just saw an election that would make Fidel Castro proud. 

Support the people of Venezuela now more than ever.

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October 17, 2017 at 7:13 am

Venezuela, 8 months of Trump, 2018 midterms and Clarence Thomas

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We will look at the Trump presidency eight months later…….the judges, the reversal of executive orders…..Iran nuclear deal…..North Korea…..action against Syria…………a quick look at the 2018 midterm election favors GOP but they must perform…..elections in Venezuela and the opposition cried fraud and probably correct…….’Disco duck’ was # 1 this week and 2 weeks later we elected Carter as president………..Clarence Thomas was confirmed in 1991…………..and other stories………..

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Source: Venezuela, 8 months of Trump, 2018 midterms and Clarence Thomas 10/16 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts