Month: February 2018

Populist.TV Morning Report | Open-Ended DACA Debate

Sign Up To Receive Populist.TV's Morning Reports Success! Name Email Subscribe 9:00am https://t.co/FV4prWzp81 Morning Report on #FaultLines https://t.co/cU9dWwnxng — Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) February 13, 2018 News Roundup Congress started its open-ended DACA debate yesterday Yesterday Republicans came forward with a bill hewing closely to the one presented by the White House Majority Whip John Cornyn has called for a quick wrap-up with a goal of ending the debate this week Pres. Trump this morning tweeted about the debate, asking if it wouldn’t “be great if we could finally, after so many years, solve the DACA puzzle” Trump yesterday presented his budget proposal for 2019 Among defense spending increases, several hundred billion dollars in funding for infrastructure, and outlays for the border wall and the opioid crisis, the proposed budget also contains a 2.6% raise for the armed forces, the largest in nine years, which comes on top of the 2.4% raise given by executive order in December Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer criticized the proposal by saying it “has the skin of a plan, but it lacks the guts” Seventeen-year-old wins Olympic gold and the first athlete gets banned Snowboarder Chloe Kim won the gold medal for the halfpipe, giving the US six medals so far, three of them gold A Japanese skater 7 been the first banned from the Olympics over doping charges Barack and Michelle Obama portraits...

Read More

Populist.TV Morning Report | Senate Begins Immigration Deliberation

Sign Up To Receive Populist.TV's Morning Reports Success! Name Email Subscribe News Roundup Senate opens debate on immigration today Led by Chuck Grassley, GOP Senators have introduced a bill similar to the White House’s immigration proposal: it also includes a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million eligible immigrants, in exchange seeking upwards of %25 billion for border security and limiting family-based visas only to spouses and children under 18 Dreamers’ temporary deportation protections are expiring March 5th Today Pres. Trump will unveil budget for next fiscal year It calls for more than $700 billion in defense, will reduce expenditures in the EPA and the State Department, and increases spending on immigration issues and the opioid crisis The President will be asking for $200 billion in infrastructure spending to spur a total of $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years Pres. Trump sent the Democratic memo back to committee After the House Intelligence Committee voted last Monday to release the Democratic memo on FBI requests for FISA authorizations, Trump blocked it He said in a tweet that “Democrats sent a very political and long response memo which they knew, because of sources and methods (and more), would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency” Pre-trial hearings start today in war court for Saudi bombing mastermind The current defense attorney for Abd...

Read More

Populist.TV Morning Report | Government Funded For Two Years

Sign Up To Receive Populist.TV's Morning Reports Success! Name Email Subscribe @TedRall on the Sale of LA Times, Mainstream Media vs Indy Media #FaultLines https://t.co/mz1do6aYBm — Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) February 9, 2018 What’s New We’ve started a new book and film project about the coup against Pres. Trump. If you’re interested you can learn more by watching the Periscope here. We’re going to have big announcements coming on this within the next few days. News Roundup Government shutdown briefly faced then averted Convening early Friday morning, the House voted 240-186 to approve the deal, following the Senate voting 71-28, boosting funding for infrastructure, the opioid crisis, multi-year funds for community health centers and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and $90 billion in disaster aid for coastal and Western states, and Puerto Rico, after hurricanes and wildfires in recent months Federal funding expired at midnight and the government was briefly shut down in the early hours this morning as Rand Paul blocked the Senate vote over objections to the bill’s reliance on deficit spending, failing to adhere to 2011 budget caps and the fiscal conservativism It also suspended the nation’s debt limit, which had been $20.456 trillion, through March 1st 2019 The New York Times released a scorching piece on conservative hypocrisy in voting against fiscal conservative principles on this new budget Jonathan Winer published a WaPo piece about the...

Read More

General Site Plan – February, 2017

We’ll be making a few big steps over the next couple of months, and I want to lay these out here to serve as a larger aligning vision for the site. Putting together narrative overviews Part of what we want to do with this site is create a hub for the most important stories in the world, laid out with the facts to support the best arguments from each side of a given issue. We’re going to start with detailed overviews and updates on important but improperly addressed stories, such as Russiagate and The Coup, the ongoing history of the Deep State and corruptive American intelligence agencies, the Syrian Civil War, and globalist elitism. We’ll also likely start to put together some overviews of older narratives from stories we covered years ago, such as the Pigford farmers fraud story, the Twin Falls story, corruption in South Dakota, the rise of ISIS, and the curious case of Huma Abedin and the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs. These are important too, and they all fit into larger problems of national and international mis- and malfeasance, but we’re putting them temporarily on the back burner while we address more immediate problems. The big stories I mentioned first are going to be benefitted by our just-announced big new project: a book and film! Book and film We’re working on a book and film...

Read More