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Blame Obama for Dreamers’ dilemma and other comments.

Conservative: Blame Obama for Dems Getting Rolled The government shutdown finally ended when Democrats realized they were fighting “a losing political battle,” says Marc Thiessen at The Washington Post. So who’s to blame for their predicament? Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, of course — but also Barack Obama, “who could have legalized the ‘dreamers’ when...
Time: 17:45     Date: 23.01.2018
Last US News - Opinion: Blame Obama for Dreamers’ dilemma and other comments. NY Post 24 - US News

The government shutdown finally ended when Democrats realized they were fighting “a losing political battle,” says Marc Thiessen at The Washington Post. So who’s to blame for their predicament? Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, of course — but also Barack Obama, “who could have legalized the ‘dreamers’ when he had the chance.” Indeed, Democrats back then controlled the House and had a filibuster-proof Senate majority. If Obama “really wanted to pass either the Dream Act or comprehensive immigration reform” — and he’d promised to do so during his first year in office — “Republicans were powerless to stop him. But he didn’t do it.” Instead, he focused on ObamaCare. Had he made immigration a priority, “there would be no immigration impasses today.” Policy wonk: Trump’s Infrastructure Opportunity

Presidents all “lament America’s decaying infrastructure and promise to improve it” but fail every time, laments City Journal’s John Tierney. But President Trump, he contends, has “a workable strategy: . . . get the federal government out of the way” and “shift responsibility” back to the cities and states that benefit from these projects. If he can pull it off, he could “start undoing the costly mistakes that have left the country with dilapidated bridges, deteriorating transit systems and congested highways.” The goal is to “stimulate grass-roots creativity” with $1 trillion in spending “coming from user fees and local tax dollars, not Washington.” That appalls Democrats who “want to go on showering federal largesse on their union supporters, but it’s the only practical way to . . . force localities to focus on cost-effective projects” instead of pricey boondoggles. From the right: FDR Knew About Working for Benefits

Given the longtime Democratic creed that Republicans live “to rain pain on the unfortunate,” it’s no surprise, says Noemie Emery at the Washington Examiner, that a GOP proposal that healthy Medicaid recipients give some hours to work or school is being depicted “as slave labor itself.” Yet “it’s the same principle that animated the Homestead Act, the GI Bill of Rights and most New Deal innovations: The idea that things work better when people do things to earn their own benefits.” Only in the ’60s era of Great Society liberalism did “the idea that you ‘gave back’ disappear.” That would have dismayed Franklin Roosevelt, “who detested the ‘dole,’ and all that smacked of it and knew all too well where it led” — what he called “a spiritual disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber.” Education writer: Restoring Confidence in Charters

Mene Ukueberuwa says “it’s no shock that the rise of charter schools has spurred nationwide opposition from teachers’ unions, which are losing their vise grip on salary and benefits negotiations.” But what’s “alarming” is that the anti-charter campaign “may be starting to gain ground.” A new poll shows support for charters “has declined by more than 10 percentage points just in the past year, with the rising doubts spread evenly across party lines.” Reform advocates “should take the news as an urgent call to rebut the slander” and to address “deficient policies that actually have held back their success in some regions.” Because “a quarter century of trials has proved these reformers right, with charter schools producing unmatched benefits for their students in most but not all cases.” Faith watch: US Christianity Is Growing Stronger

We keep hearing that “religious faith in America is going the way of the Yellow Pages and travel maps” and “it’s just a matter of time until Christianity’s total and happy extinction,” says Glenn Stanton at The Federalist. But new research by Harvard and Indiana University scholars finds that “religion continues to enjoy ‘persistent and exceptional intensity’ in America.” Yes, “mainline churches are tanking” and “hemorrhaging members in startling numbers, but many of those folks are not leaving Christianity. They are simply going elsewhere” to “other, very different kinds of churches.” Fact is, “the percentage of Americans who attend church more than once a week, pray daily and accept the Bible as wholly reliable and deeply instructive to their lives has remained absolutely, steel-bar constant for the last 50 years or more.” — Compiled by Eric Fettmann

Opinion

Last US News - Opinion: Trump didn’t silence Brennan — he’s done the opposite. NY Post 24 - US News
Trump didn’t silence Brennan — he’s done the opposite.
President Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan is, according to conventional...
Last US News - Opinion: Trump is proving America’s power through economic warfare. NY Post 24 - US News
Trump is proving America’s power through economic warfare.
After nearly two decades of strategically aimless military action in the Middle East, the Trump administration has apparently...
Last US News - Opinion: We’ve given up road trips — and lost a whole lot more. NY Post 24 - US News
We’ve given up road trips — and lost a whole lot more.
The times were indeed a-changin’ as the ’70s gave way to the ’80s. The feeling was palpable. It wasn’t just the music....
Last US News - Opinion: Quickie engagements aren’t as stupid as you think. NY Post 24 - US News
Quickie engagements aren’t as stupid as you think.
“When you know, you know.” That’s what they say. And they’re right. Perhaps that’s why there’s been a rash of...

Opinion

Last US News - Opinion: Trump didn’t silence Brennan — he’s done the opposite. NY Post 24 - US News
Trump didn’t silence Brennan — he’s done the opposite.
President Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan is, according to conventional...
Last US News - Opinion: Trump is proving America’s power through economic warfare. NY Post 24 - US News
Trump is proving America’s power through economic warfare.
After nearly two decades of strategically aimless military action in the Middle East, the Trump administration has apparently...
Last US News - Opinion: We’ve given up road trips — and lost a whole lot more. NY Post 24 - US News
We’ve given up road trips — and lost a whole lot more.
The times were indeed a-changin’ as the ’70s gave way to the ’80s. The feeling was palpable. It wasn’t just the music....
Last US News - Opinion: Quickie engagements aren’t as stupid as you think. NY Post 24 - US News
Quickie engagements aren’t as stupid as you think.
“When you know, you know.” That’s what they say. And they’re right. Perhaps that’s why there’s been a rash of...
Last US News - Opinion: Finding ‘clean power’ is the least of New York’s energy worries. NY Post 24 - US News
Finding ‘clean power’ is the least of New York’s energy worries.
A key Team de Blasio aide is fretting that the closure of the Indian Point nuclear-power plant will lead to more electricity...

Living

US Living News: How the Kardashians became more powerful than the royals. NY Post 24 - US News
How the Kardashians became more powerful than the royals.
On Aug. 9, the Kardashian clan descended upon Los Angeles hot spot Craig’s in all their color-coordinated finery for newly...
US Living News: Immigrants’ kids are ditching their Americanized names. NY Post 24 - US News
Immigrants’ kids are ditching their Americanized names.
David Brown has never felt a connection to his own name. “To me, Brown means nothing,” said the 49-year-old finance professional,...
US Living News: How I got inside the teenage mind and created a YA hit. NY Post 24 - US News
How I got inside the teenage mind and created a YA hit.
When writing about teens, it’s important to remember the first rule: E is for emotion. “It’s not hard to get into a...
US Living News: ‘Good moms’ are expected to give up all their freedoms. NY Post 24 - US News
‘Good moms’ are expected to give up all their freedoms.
Kim Brooks is a modern-day, middle-class mom, which is to say: She worries about getting it right. As her own mom described...
US Living News: We’ve given up road trips — and lost a whole lot more. NY Post 24 - US News
We’ve given up road trips — and lost a whole lot more.
The times were indeed a-changin’ as the ’70s gave way to the ’80s. The feeling was palpable. It wasn’t just the music....
US Living News: Quickie engagements aren’t as stupid as you think. NY Post 24 - US News
Quickie engagements aren’t as stupid as you think.
“When you know, you know.” That’s what they say. And they’re right. Perhaps that’s why there’s been a rash of...
US Living News: Inside NYC’s first vodka distillery since Prohibition. NY Post 24 - US News
Inside NYC’s first vodka distillery since Prohibition.
Small-batch vodka maker Our/New York, the first spirits distillery to open in Manhattan since Prohibition, insists it isn’t...
US Living News: Writer named book ‘Ten-Year Nap’ after really good massage. NY Post 24 - US News
Writer named book ‘Ten-Year Nap’ after really good massage.
“It’s a wonderful thing to see your books come to life,” says Meg Wolitzer, who saw one of her early novels turn into...

Business

Last US Business News: Trump is proving America’s power through economic warfare. NY Post 24 - US News
Trump is proving America’s power through economic warfare.
After nearly two decades of strategically aimless military action in the Middle East, the Trump administration has apparently...
Last US Business News: Backpage.com exec pleads guilty in prostitution case. NY Post 24 - US News
Backpage.com exec pleads guilty in prostitution case.
PHOENIX — The sales and marketing director of Backpage.com pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to facilitate prostitution,...
Last US Business News: Louisiana bans Citigroup, Bank of America from bond sale. NY Post 24 - US News
Louisiana bans Citigroup, Bank of America from bond sale.
Talk about a backfire. Louisiana has “prohibited” Citigroup and Bank of America from participating in an upcoming bond...
Last US Business News: Mom-and-pop ice cream maker wins suit over ‘icky’ ingredients. NY Post 24 - US News
Mom-and-pop ice cream maker wins suit over ‘icky’ ingredients.
A mom-and-pop shop outside of Boston won a $725,000 award Friday after a federal jury determined a supplier for its frozen...
Last US Business News: Why Victoria’s Secret’s idea of sexy may be killing its brand. NY Post 24 - US News
Why Victoria’s Secret’s idea of sexy may be killing its brand.
Supermodel Lais Ribeiro strutted her lithesome 6-foot frame across the stage last November at the annual Victoria’s Secret...
Last US Business News: Relativity Media receives approval to sell to investor group. NY Post 24 - US News
Relativity Media receives approval to sell to investor group.
Relativity Media has received Bankruptcy Court approval to sell itself to an investor group seeking to re-boot the twice-bankrupt...
Last US Business News: Tesla shares down 8 percent after Musk’s bizarre interview. NY Post 24 - US News
Tesla shares down 8 percent after Musk’s bizarre interview.
Tesla investors tapped the breaks on Friday morning, pushing shares of the electric car maker down 8 percent after unsettling...
Last US Business News: Trump asks SEC to study six-month reporting system for public firms. NY Post 24 - US News
Trump asks SEC to study six-month reporting system for public firms.
President Trump wants regulators to study a move that would loosen the reins on public companies. The president on Friday...

Metro

Metro News: Staten Island’s Little Leaguers have a lot of new fans. NY Post 24 - US News
Staten Island’s Little Leaguers have a lot of new fans.
Oh, to be young and famous. As Staten Island Little Leaguers prep for their second game of the Little League World Series,...
Metro News: Cop rescued from mud hole near training facility. NY Post 24 - US News
Cop rescued from mud hole near training facility.
An on-duty cop needed a helping hand when he sank deep into a mud hole near the Rodman’s Neck training facility and...
Metro News: Beekeeping is all the buzz in New York City. NY Post 24 - US News
Beekeeping is all the buzz in New York City.
This New York City craze has plenty of buzz. More and more New Yorkers are taking up beekeeping. Over the last four years,...
Metro News: State Senate candidate launches ‘No Homeless Shelter Party’. NY Post 24 - US News
State Senate candidate launches ‘No Homeless Shelter Party’.
This pol is no pal to the homeless. State Senate candidate Slawomir Platta is trying to launch the “No Homeless Shelter...
Metro News: Woman clinging to life after bloody fracas outside Bronx lounge. NY Post 24 - US News
Woman clinging to life after bloody fracas outside Bronx lounge.
A woman was clinging to life and five other people were hurt in a wild melee outside a Bronx lounge early Saturday, cops...
Metro News: One dead, several hurt in back-to-back car crashes. NY Post 24 - US News
One dead, several hurt in back-to-back car crashes.
One person was killed and four people hurt in two back-to-back early Saturday crashes near the same exit of a Queens expressway,...
Metro News: Law clerk says court ignored sexual harassment claims against judge — then fired her. NY Post 24 - US News
Law clerk says court ignored sexual harassment claims against judge — then fired her.
A former law clerk in Manhattan state Supreme Court filed a federal discrimination suit accusing court officials of ignoring...
Metro News: Mentally ill man who allegedly terrorized neighbor released without bail. NY Post 24 - US News
Mentally ill man who allegedly terrorized neighbor released without bail.
A self-described schizophrenic man was finally arrested for allegedly terrorizing his downstairs neighbor in their Washington...

Sport

Last US Sport News: Yankees find a way to take care of business without their best. NY Post 24 - US News
Yankees find a way to take care of business without their best.
The Yankees beat another sub .500 team on Saturday, downing the Blue Jays, 11-6, but on a day the team celebrated the record-setting...
Last US Sport News: Yankees pick the wrong answer to an easy question. NY Post 24 - US News
Yankees pick the wrong answer to an easy question.
Good questions grow lonely, too. They need companionship in the form of good answers. Thus, the latest dating site for singles:...
Last US Sport News: Running backs strategy can make or break your fantasy draft. NY Post 24 - US News
Running backs strategy can make or break your fantasy draft.
In the fourth of a six-part fantasy football draft preview series, The Post breaks down running backs. Next week: wide receivers....
Last US Sport News: Staten Island’s Little Leaguers have a lot of new fans. NY Post 24 - US News
Staten Island’s Little Leaguers have a lot of new fans.
Oh, to be young and famous. As Staten Island Little Leaguers prep for their second game of the Little League World Series,...
Last US Sport News: How J.A. Happ overcame worst habit and became an All-Star. NY Post 24 - US News
How J.A. Happ overcame worst habit and became an All-Star.
Recently acquired Yankees lefty J.A. Happ discusses his mental approach and what it is like now being on the New York stage...