Free welfare for the day to mark the occasion!
Via The Hill:
Illinoisans honored former President Obama on Saturday with the first annual “Barack Obama Day.”
The Illinois legislature last year unanimously passed a measure establishing Aug. 4, the former president’s birthday, as a state holiday.
Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed the bill into law on Aug. 6, 2017, making this year the first that the holiday is celebrated.
Obama began his political career as a community organizer in Chicago before becoming a state senator and then a U.S. senator from Illinois.
An early version of the bill had pushed for the day to be a legal holiday with paid time off and closed government offices, but the final version made it a commemorative holiday.
“It’s incredibly proud for Illinois that the president came from Illinois. I think it’s awesome, and I think we should celebrate it,” Rauner said last year. “I don’t think it should be a formal holiday with paid, forced time off, but I think it should be a day of acknowledgment and celebration.”
The Jets can turn to the other Lives Matter group.
Via USA Today:
A request to partner with the New York Jets this season was
Sorry for the delay (thanks to Louisiana Mom for the heads up).
Hey, media! Slightly more than Omarosa’s lies.
Via Fox News:
The Pentagon warned in a startling new report that China is li
Actions have consequences.
Via Daily Wire:
Louisiana officials denied two of America’s largest banks an opportunity to be i
Lock ’em up.
Via Daily Caller:
Dossier author Christopher Steele told Justice Department official Bruce Ohr after James Com
What exactly did John Brennan and the CIA do?
They gave Kris Paronto and another survivor NDAs to sign at the memorial service for
Pen and Phone Obama ‘governed’ largely unconstitutionally, by rule that violated the Constitution. Trump tries to correct it and he gets
Take off, eh. Update to this story.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s political opponents on the right and left sei
Liz is pandering to her base for a 2020 run.
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has one-upped socialists Bern
Showing her true colors.
Via Detroit Metro Times:
More than a dozen community groups have called on Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D
Banning cars isn’t the answer.
A sermon at the mosque where the Manchester bomber worshipped called for the support
Noncommissioned Officers laughing their behinds off.
Via Military Times:
Have you ever been in the midst of an early-morning
NEW DEVELOPMENT: Authorities have partially bulldozed the #NMCompound – trailer that was the main dwelling on the property has been dragg
They can use the support.
The White House announced on Thursday that they will be hosting a “Salute to the
Keith Ellison's accuser alleges they met before his announcement to run for Minnesota AG. The Dem Rep. is said to have voiced concerns th
Anyone involved needs to be booted.
Via Washington Examiner:
Pope Francis today condemned the child abuse allegations detai
Because for Hogg it wasn’t about actually defending the school, it was about promoting leftist ideas and getting fame.
Guess she forgot about these tapes… pic.twitter.com/fkG5zPHRfG
— GOP (@GOP) August 16, 2018
What will he do when that doesn’t work?
London Mayor Sadiq Khan responded to Wednesday’s reported terror
Update to this story.
Now that they mention it…
Cost saving measure.
Via AZ Central:
Steve Gaynor, a Republican running for Arizona secretary of state, said last weekend tha
Time to end her 15 minutes of fame.
Via US Magazine:
Omarosa Manigault recently traded the White House for the Celebrity Big
My column on the unfolding disaster.
Two Chinese academics have proposed a controversial idea to encourage childbirth as their country faces an ageing population:
On Thursday evening, three players from the Philadelphia Eagles stayed behind during the national anthem before their game against the New E
Once again, the Left has taken a swing at one of the most qualified SCOTUS nominees in history. Once again, it has missed.
Some Republicans think that President Trump would be better off if the party loses control of the House this fall. It’s not a crazy idea.
Formal protections for free speech are important and necessary, but they do not amount to very much without a free-speech culture to back th
This is a "tragedy" in the original Greek dramatic understanding: people undone by their fatal flaw, based on pride.
Before you begin cheering too loudly, I’ll warn you in advance that this is a problematic story. It deals with two residents of New York
The federal judge overseeing the Paul Manafort criminal trial said he is “optimistic” a verdict would come Friday as jurors start their seco
“If we dismiss them in a sort of capsule, an aberration of history, saying ‘well, they weren’t really human, so they don’t count,’ then we’r
The essence of James Bond is not identity politics, but shooting a villain with a spear gun, making a joke, and getting the girl.
Elon Musk is a genius but is he pushing himself too hard?
A few of us were discussing the topic of the "Growth and Opportunity Project," universally known as the post-2012 election "GOP Autopsy Repo
The jury in the bank and tax fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will deliberate for a second day on Friday after as
Fear and Loathing of Jordan Peterson - Suzanne Fields: Ah, men! This is the ultimate exclamation of women, frustrated, .08/17/2018 0:56:30AM
The potential impact of this bill should not be downplayed.
John covered an interesting story out of Sweden the other night which really struck me as a bit odd. It’s a tale of arson and vandalism,
Researchers may have discovered a jar of the world's oldest cheese in the tomb of an ancient Egyptian mayor, but - frustratingly for turophi
China's military has expanded its bomber operations in recent years while "likely training for strikes" against the United States
The Washington Post reports that Democrats are taking a “wait-and-see approach” to allegations of abuse surrounding Rep. Keith Ellison. B
August 17, 2018
(Reuters) – Electric carmaker Tesla Inc’s premium Model 3 sedan will not produce better profit marg
The North Korean authorities have reportedly stepped up a crackdown on “non-socialist” behaviour, including unapproved hairstyle
Tonga's prime minister on Friday backed down on calls for Pacific island nations to collectively lobby China to forgive their mounting debts