Susan Collins: Steve Bannon’s Approach Is ‘Inconceivable To Me’

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said the former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon targeting Republican senators who support Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was “inconceivable.” Collins said, “I think what Steve Bannon is trying to do is completely inappropriate and also inconceivable to me. He’s not looking at how people vote on issues that matter to President Trump. He’s looking at whether or not they support Mitch  McConnell as majority leader. Mitch McConnell is key to President Trump’s ability to get tax reform through, for example.” She added, “So I don’t understand Mr. [READ MORE HERE]

Jets-for-jihadis newest wrinkle in Iran-deal probe


When President Trump announced last week he would not recertify Barack Obama’s expensive deal with Iran to stop its nuclear-weapons program, he cited a number of “serious flaws.”

He said Iran’s “fanatic regime” repeatedly has attacked and killed Americans, violated the limits on nuclear materials, ensured there will be no effective inspections and continues to pursue a missile program.

Now a new problem with the deal is being investigated: Obama allowed Boeing to sell airliners to Iran’s domestic airline companies, which are using them to transport military personnel and weapons.

The American Center for Law and Justice revealed Tuesday it has launched a Freedom of [READ MORE HERE]

Mega-wildfires caused by bad government management?


Have major changes in forest-management practices over the past century had anything to do with the historic, devastating wildfires in Northern California?

Many successful methods of mitigating wildfires employed by U.S. Forest Service in the early 20th century were abandoned largely because of efforts by environmental activists, argued Rep. Tom Clintock on the House floor Oct. 3.

McClintock, the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal reported, contends 1970s laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act in particular have led to poor forest management.

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Trump promises 'chance to unleash a middle-class miracle'


President Trump visited the Heritage Foundation Monday night to promote his tax reform plan, promising Americans it’s their “chance to unleash a middle-class miracle.”

“Let’s give our country the best Christmas present of all: massive tax relief,” he said, encouraging citizens to urge their representatives in Congress to support his plan.

Trump outlined the key components: the first $24,000 for married couples tax-exempt, a simplified tax filing process so “families will be able to file their taxes on a single sheet of paper,” a reduction in business taxes, and policies that will encourage the repatriation of an estimated $3 trillion that’s now sitting overseas.

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Bolton warns Trump: Just scrap whole Iran deal


Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton says President Trump took a good first step in decertifying the Iran nuclear deal, but he warned the whole thing must be scrapped to remove the smokescreen that Iran is an honest player and end the financial windfall for the the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism.

Bolton is also cheering the collapse of ISIS and commending President Trump for policy changes that expedited that outcome. However, he is deeply concerned about the fate of the Kurds as Iranian-backed militias and even the official Iraqi forces look to force Kurdish fidelity to the [READ MORE HERE]