Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Monday 02/20/17


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SpaceX Successfully Lands Its Third Falcon 9 Rocket On Solid Ground – The Verge
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SpaceX pulled off another successful rocket landing this morning – and this time during the day on the coast of Florida. A Falcon 9 rocket successfully touched down at SpaceX’s ground-based landing zone at Cape Canaveral after launching to space. It’s the third time that SpaceX has landed its rocket on solid ground post-launch, but the first time a ground landing has been done during the daytime. The success means that the company now has eight landed Falcon 9s in its possession.

The Falcon 9 took off from the Cape at 9:39AM ET, lofting the company’s Dragon cargo capsule into space for NASA. The Dragon is filled with nearly 5,500 pounds of supplies and science experiments for the astronauts on the International Space Station…

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Israeli Hospital Helps 16 Deaf Palestinian Children Hear For First Time – Times Of Israel

Sixteen deaf Palestinian children were able to hear for the first time after undergoing a procedure at an Israeli hospital to repair their hearing, Hebrew media reported Saturday.

The operations to repair the children’s hearing, known as cochlear implant surgery, were performed by doctors at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem over the course of the past several months, according to the Ynet news website.

The last six surgeries took place over the course of just a few days.

Dr. Michal Kaufmann, who performed the surgeries, told Ynet that being able to perform the operations was quite difficult due to the “logistical challenge[s].”

“Many authorizations were required from the Defense Ministry,” she said, adding that “some of the children arrived without a medical record and required extensive tests at Hadassah alongside emotional and psychological treatment.”

The surgery involves a small electronic implant being directly inserted into the cochlear hearing nerve in the ear to stimulate the auditory senses, with an external microphone then transferring the sounds to the internal part of the device and allowing the patient to hear, according to John Hopkins Hospital…

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Free-Speech-Hating, Leftist FEC Bureaucrat Resigns – Washington Free Beacon
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A Democratic Federal Election Commission official who pushed to regulate the internet and has been absent from public meetings for months is resigning, according to an announcement.

Ann Ravel, who wanted to regulate political speech on the internet from websites such as the Drudge Report, announced Sunday that she is stepping down from her post.

“It’s been an honor to serve the FEC. I’m committed to transparency – here’s my resignation letter to Donald Trump,” Ravel tweeted on Sunday morning.

Ravel attached her resignation letter to President Donald Trump, which focused on asking Trump to prioritize campaign finance reform…

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China Is Finally Putting The Screws To North Korea – Daily Caller

China is preparing to deliver a crushing blow to the weak North Korean economy.

It is suspending all coal imports from North Korea, the Ministry of Commerce said Saturday, without going into specifics as to why it was taking action.

Coal exports are a primary source of income for the reclusive state. Following North Korea’s fourth nuclear test in February last year, the United Nations Security Council passed UNSC Resolution 2270, which placed restrictions on North Korea’s coal exports but made exceptions through the “livelihood purposes” clause. China has been accused of exploiting this loophole to continue importing North Korean coal in order to reduce international pressure on Pyongyang.

China agreed to reduce its coal imports from North Korea last April, yet by August, coal imports had surged. In August, China imported 2.47 million tons of coal from the North. In 2016, China imported 22.48 million tons of coal, a year-on-year increase of 14.5 percent.

After the North conducted its fifth nuclear test in September last year, the UNSC passed UNSC Resolution 2321, which put a cap on North Korean coal exports, reducing its annual coal export revenue by an estimated $700 million…

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Leftist “Fact-Checking” Website Snopes Proven Wrong… Again – Federalist Papers
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The so-called “fact-checking” website Snopes managed to get the facts wrong when trying to debunk claims that Planned Parenthood has abortion quotas that their clinics have to meet.

The pro-life group Live Action posted an interview with two former employees of Planned Parenthood. One of them, Sue Thayer, who is openly pro-life, said every clinic has a “goal” and that employees were rewarded with incentives for meeting the abortion goals.

Planned Parenthood’s abortion services make up a significant portion of their non-government revenue business. There are no such incentives for non-abortion services, Thayer said.

Another employee confirmed Thayer’s account, saying she was told “You have a quota to meet to keep this clinic open.”…

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Chinese Using Flame-Throwing Drones To Clean Power Lines – Popular Mechanics

Incredible new pictures show that a power company in Xiangyang, China has a creative solution to the problem of garbage hanging on power lines: flame-throwing drones.
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The drones are deployed to fly up alongside hard-to-reach stretches of wire and burn off garbage like plastic bags with giant plumes of flame. Shooting fire at a power line may seem dangerous, but it’s a whole lot less dangerous than a human being pulling stuff off a wire 30 feet up in the air.

The photos have a pretty dystopian aesthetic – he unmanned eight-bladed copters look more than a little like flying, flame-shooting spiders. But not to worry, these drones are used for improving our infrastructure, not destroying it…

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Publishers Now Hiring ‘Sensitivity Readers’ To Ensure Political Correctness – American Thinker
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If you ever worried about what the student snowflakes at American universities would be qualified to do after graduation, this is the perfect job for them.

Publishers are hiring “sensitivity readers” to check book manuscripts to make sure they adhere to politically correct standards.

From the Washington Post:

These days, though, a book may get an additional check from an unusual source: a sensitivity reader, a person who, for a nominal fee, will scan the book for racist, sexist or otherwise offensive content. These readers give feedback based on self-ascribed areas of expertise such as “dealing with terminal illness,” “racial dynamics in Muslim communities within families” or “transgender issues.”…

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50 Rhino Poachers Shot Dead After India Unleashes ‘Zero Tolerance’ Conservation Policy – Zero Hedge

As TheAntiMedia’s James Holbrooks reports, to protect rhinos, this national park shoots poachers, and has killed over 50 so far.

“The instruction is whenever you see poachers or hunters, we should start our guns and hunt them.”

“You shoot them?”

“Yah, yah. Fully ordered to shoot them. Whenever you see the poachers or any people during night-time we are ordered to shoot them.”

This exchange took place between journalist Justin Rowlatt and a wildlife preserve guard in India and highlights a practice that’s produced both encouragingly positive and heartbreakingly negative effects – all in the name of conservation.

Last week, BBC detailed a story unfolding at Kaziranga National Park, a wildlife conservation area in east India. Since 2014, the Indian government has granted the power to park guards to shoot and kill any and all suspected poachers with little worry they’ll face legal consequences afterward.

“Kill the unwanted,” M.K. Yadava, then-director of the park – and the man who introduced the controversial policy – recommended in a 2014 report. He also stated his belief that environmental crimes such as poaching are more serious than murder, as “[t]hey erode the very root of existence of all civilizations on this earth silently.”…

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Imaginary News – Scott Adams
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I think we can all agree that there has been plenty of fake news coming from both sides. Fake news is usually intentional, although in some cases it is the result of honest mistakes. But lately we are seeing an entirely new type of untrue news. I call it Imaginary News. Here’s a good example from the Huffington Post.

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I watched President Trump’s press conference with the alleged “meltdown,” and all I saw was Trump talking the way he normally talks. The Huffington Post watched and apparently saw some other set of circumstances. That means we have three possibilities to consider:

1. Huffington Post saw the situation accurately while I was hallucinating.
2. My version of events is accurate and Huffington Post hallucinated.
3. Both the Huffington Post and I were hallucinating…

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A Day Without Jobs: 18 Tennesseans Fired For Taking Part In ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Protest – KGTV

A total of 18 people were fired from a Tennessee business after joining the nation-wide protest “A Day Without Immigrants.”

The 18 employees at Bradley Coatings, Incorporated in Nolensville, Tennessee told their supervisors on Wednesday they’d be taking part in the nationwide movement. Then, on Thursday, they were told they no longer had jobs.

“We are the team leaders directly under the supervisors and they informed us last night that we could not go back to work and the boss said we were fired,” one employee said.

The former employee asked to remain anonymous but had this message to his former boss.

“I would tell him he was unfair, after working for them for so many years, giving him our best. They could not understand that it was just one day. We were going to make up that day on a Sunday, but they didn’t understand that, and it was not the best way. They didn’t give us an opportunity and just told us we were fired,” he said.

“Tennessee is an employment-at-will state which basically means an employer can end your employment at any time without reason or cause. Of course there are a lot of different stipulations, civil rights issues that could stop them from doing that,” Department of Labor and Workforce Development spokesman, Chris Cannon said…

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A Day Without Jobs: 12 Oklahomans Fired For Taking Part In ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Protest – KTUL
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A dozen workers at a Catoosa restaurant are without a job after getting fired for skipping work as a show of support for “A Day Without Immigrants.”

The restaurant workers are all Hispanic and say it was important to them to participate in the national protest.

But they didn’t think it would cost them their jobs.

“They feel like they’ve been unfairly terminated,” said a friend, translating for the employees.

The group worked at I Don’t Care Bar and Grill in Catoosa. They talked to us after they were fired for not showing up to work. They asked us not to show their faces or give their names…

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A Day Without Jobs: 21 South Carolinians Fired For Taking Part In ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Protest – WLTX

Twenty one people were fired after taking part in the Day Without Immigrants Protest.

The movement closed restaurants and shops across the country to show the contributions immigrants have on the American workforce.

Juvenito Quintana and 20 other all missed work on February 16th. The next day, they got a letter from Encore Boat Builders LLC in Lexington, saying they were being terminated for no show/ no call in.

Quintana says some employees got calls from management the day before telling them not to miss or else they’d lose their job. That’s why he said a lot didn’t call in, for fear.

Most of the employees had been working there for years and have small children. Quintana is a permanent resident and feels like the termination was unfair.

News19 reached out to Encore Boat Builders on Friday but the company had no comment at the time. On Monday, we called them again, and they said the employees accounted for about 20 percent of their workforce. They’re now looking to hire their replacements. .

They said this was all done following protocol: if someone doesn’t call in, they can get fired.

Melissa Burnette is an employment attorney. and says South Carolina is a Right To Work state where employers can make those kinds of decisions…

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Former Obama Campaign Manager Fined $90,000 For Unethical Lobbying For Uber – Breitbart
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David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, was fined $90,000 by the Chicago Board of Ethics in a 5-0 vote for improperly lobbying Mayor Rahm Emanuel on behalf of Uber Technologies.

The San Francisco resident was fined $1,000 a day for the 90 days he used personal email accounts without being a registered lobbyist to lobby Mayor Emanuel, former Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama, to allow Uber to make unlimited ride-share pick-ups at Chicago’s Midway and O’Hare airports. Plouffe and Emanuel had worked together during Obama’s first campaign.

The City of Chicago had operated a lucrative business auctioning off taxi cab medallions for a minimum of $360,000 per medallion. That explained why the base fare for a Chicago taxi ride was $ 3.25 for the first mile and $ 2.25 for each additional mile…

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Too ‘Politically Incorrect’: Students Want Dalai Lama Banned From Campus – Red Alert Politics

Social justice warriors can find a way to be offended by anything. Even the Dalai Lama’s words are too controversial for their delicate ears.

Students at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are protesting their school’s announcement that the Dalai Lama will speak at their commencement ceremony in June. Chinese students studying at the American campus said he was an oppressive figure given his stance on Tibetan independence. Meanwhile, left-wing students are angered by his criticism of the Communist Party of China, Quartz Media reported.

A few hours after the announcement, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) released a note in Mandarin on WeChat saying it had communicated with the Chinese consulate.

“UCSD is a place for students to cultivate their minds and enrich their knowledge. Currently, the various actions undertaken by the university have contravened the spirit of respect, tolerance, equality, and earnestness – the ethos upon which the university is built,” the note stated. “These actions have also dampened the academic enthusiasm of Chinese students and scholars…

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Pussy Of The Week: Shepard Smith – Clash Daily
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Well, SOMEBODY was going to fill the vacuum that she left behind…

If you were wondering who would play the role of resident unhinged Trump-basher that Megyn Kelly left vacant, that role is now filled.

Shep was NOT happy about Trump bashing CNN as fake news. (Did he also object when Obama treated Fox like fake news? Because if he didn’t… THAT would be awkward)

Watching this, we were half-expecting Shep to break into a Meryl Streep crying fit.

Shep is interested in any ‘connection’ team Trump had with Russia. But not any role CNN had with propping up Hillary. Or the finger DWS used tipping the scales against Bernie before leaving the DNC and joining Hillary’s campaign…

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Leaked Emails: Dem State Leaders Think Obama’s New Organizing Army Is ‘Grade A Bullshit’ – Daily Beast

It is difficult to overstate just how enraged state Democratic activists and leaders are with Organizing for Action (OFA), the political and community-organizing army that grew out of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.

The nonprofit, which functions as a sort of parallel-Democratic National Committee, was founded to mobilize Democratic voters and supporters in defense of President Obama’s, and the Democratic Party’s, agenda. Instead, the organization has drawn the intense ire, both public and private, of grassroots organizers and state parties that are convinced that OFA inadvertently helped decimate Democrats at the state and local level, while Republicans cemented historic levels of power and Donald J. Trump actually became leader of the free world.

These intra-party tensions aren’t going away, especially now that OFA “relaunched” itself last week to protect the Affordable Care Act, boost turnout at congressional townhalls, and train grassroots organizers gearing up for the Trump era.

“This is some GRADE A Bullshit right here,” Stephen Handwerk, executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, wrote in a private Democratic-listserv email obtained by The Daily Beast…

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Fake News: AP Blows It Badly On National Guard Deportation ‘Scoop’ – Townhall
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One day after President Trump savaged the media over inaccurate reporting about his nascent administration, the Associated Press helped prove his point by stepping in it… big league.

Cortney ran through the basics earlier, but let’s contemplate what a mess the AP made here. In case you missed it, here was their reported bombshell, which spread like wildfire within minutes, fueled by the oxygen of liberal outrage:

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BREAKING: Trump administration considers mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants.

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Judicial Watch Planning To Sue FBI, NSA And CIA For Flynn Records – Breibart

Conservative foundation Judicial Watch is planning to sue several government agencies if they do not hand over records related to the wiretapping of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

The group filed Freedom of Information Act requests for the records weeks ago but are planning to sue by next week for the records if they do not receive anything by then.

Judicial Watch filed the requests with the FBI, NSA, CIA, and Treasury Department, according to the group’s Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell.

The group is aiming to find out whether there was ever a warrant allowing the U.S. government to wiretap Flynn’s phone calls, and if so, who requested it and why.

“If you have a warrant, attached to the warrant 99 percent of the time, there is an affidavit, a sworn declaration normally by a law enforcement officer or senior official,” said Farrell.

Such a warrant could be classified, depending on the case, he said.

A wiretapped phone call between Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak was leaked to the Washington Post and revealed in a Feb. 9 story.

The leak, which took place in December, contradicted public assertions by Vice President Michael Pence that Flynn had never discussed sanctions with Kislyak, and led to Flynn’s eventual resignation on Monday…

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Scott Pruitt Confirmed As EPA Chief Despite Democrat Obstruction – Washington Times
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Scott Pruitt won confirmation Friday to be administrator of the EPA, foiling Democrats’ attempts to hold up his nomination until the former Oklahoma attorney general complies with a judge’s order and releases thousands of emails between his office and oil-and-gas companies.

In a highly contentious vote that came on the heels of a last-ditch delaying effort from Democrats, Mr. Pruitt was approved to head the agency by a vote of 52 to 46.

The vote broke largely along party lines, though two Democrats – Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota – backed Mr. Pruitt.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine voted against him, saying she does not believe he’s fit to head the EPA. She was the only member of the GOP caucus to vote against Mr. Pruitt…

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House Oversight Committee Pursues Charges Against Architect Of Hillary’s Illegal Email System – Dailer Caller

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is pursuing charges against Bryan Pagliano, the architect of Hillary Clinton’s email system who ignored subpoenas to testify in front of Congress last year.

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the committee, asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a letter Thursday to convene a grand jury to pursue charges against Pagliano in the matter.

“The authority to compel witnesses is integral to Congress’s and the Committee’s investigative powers,” Chaffetz stated in the referral.

“Allowing Mr. Pagliano’s conduct to go unaddressed would gravely harm Congress’s ability to conduct oversight. This letter details the Committee’s significant efforts to work with Pagliano and his attorneys to avoid the necessity of a criminal referral – including giving Pagliano a second opportunity to show up after first failing to appear.”

Pagliano was subpoenaed by Congress to testify on Sept. 13 and Sept. 22 but failed to up to the hearings. The Oversight Committee then voted to hold Pagliano in contempt of Congress.

Pagliano worked for Clinton at the State Department. There, he set up and maintained her secret email system, on which classified information was stored…

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Harvard Geneticists On The Brink Of Resurrecting The Woolly Mammoth – IBT
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Geneticists from Harvard University claim that they are on the brink of bringing the woolly mammoth back to life. The mammoth lived in Africa, North America, Asia and Europe before they vanished 4,500 years ago, towards the end of the Pleistocene period. The geneticists say that they are now just two years away from resurrecting the extinct animal.

The team of researchers led by Professor George Church plan to come up with a revolutionary research by using frozen DNA of the mammoth preserved in Arctic permafrost.

“We’re working on ways to evaluate the impact of all these edits and basically trying to establish embryogenesis in the lab,” Professor Church, head of the Harvard Woolly Mammoth Revival team, was quoted as saying by The Telegraph…

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It’s A Bloodbath At The State Department – New York Post

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is cleaning house at the State Department, according to a report.

Staffers in the offices of deputy secretary of state for management and resources as well as counselor were shown the door Thursday, according to CBS News.

Many of those let go were on the building’s seventh floor – top-floor bigs – a symbolically important sign to the rest of the diplomatic corps that their new boss has different priorities than the last one.

The staffing changes came as Tillerson was on his first foreign trip – attending a G-20 meeting in Bonn, Germany.

“As part of the transition from one administration to the next, we continue to build out our team. The State Department is supported by a very talented group of individuals, both Republicans and Democrats,” State Department spokesman RC Hammond told CBS.

“We are appreciative to any American who dedicates their talents to public,” he added.

This week’s round of firings marks the second time State Department personnel have been cleared out since President Trump took office last month…

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Black Trump Supporter Goes Off On Leftists At ‘Sanctuary City’ Town Hall Meeting – Mad World News
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After opening a public forum for members of the community to speak about their sanctuary city for illegal immigrants, a few politicians realized they bit off more than they could chew. That was proven to be the case when a black woman approached the podium – and she left the panel in complete shock after dropping eight badass words.

Most of America is aware of the Democrats’ tactics to hinder President Donald Trump’s efforts at every turn, but at this point, they’re just putting the lives of their constituents at risk. In fact, as we continue to see more sanctuary cities pop up, we’re also seeing a spike in crime that comes along with it – but not everyone is taking it lying down.

In fact, residents of Cudahy, California, were so outraged over the decision to let criminals roam free within their town limits that local politicians were forced to open their doors to hear everyone out…

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President Trump Visits South Carolina Boeing Plant – USA Today

Conducting his first visit beyond the Beltway since his inauguration four weeks ago, President Trump on Friday stressed his “America First” trade and economic policies during a campaign-like visit to an airplane plant operated by Boeing – a company he has criticized in the past.

“We are going to fight for every last American job,” Trump told employees at Boeing as the company rolled out its latest model, the 787-10 Dreamliner (“Dreamliner… great name,” the president said).

During a speech in which he referenced last year’s presidential election several times, Trump repeated a policy approach that has drawn opposition from congressional Democrats and some Republicans.

While alluding to his dispute with Boeing over the costs of a new Air Force One model, Trump said he and his administration have persuaded global companies to keep or increase jobs in the United States. In many cases, Trump took credit for corporate plans that were already in the works when he won election in November.

The president also echoed pledges to change trade deals and reduce regulations that he said have encouraged companies to move jobs to other countries; congressional critics say Trump’s approach would lead to less trade and higher prices for products at home…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Friday 02/17/17


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Trump Signs Bill Undoing Obama’s Last-Minute, Coal-Killing Regulation – The Hill
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President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule.

The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December.

The legislation is the second Trump has signed into law ending an Obama-era environmental regulation. On Tuesday, he signed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution undoing a financial disclosure requirement for energy companies.

Both the mining and financial disclosure bills are the tip of a GOP push to undo a slate of regulations instituted in the closing days of the Obama administration…

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Vice-Admiral Harward Turns Down Trump’s National Security Advisor Offer – Fox News

President Trump’s first choice to succeed the departed Michael Flynn as national security adviser has turned the job down due to family reasons, sources close to the situation told Fox News late Thursday.

One source told Fox that retired Navy Vice Admiral Robert Harward “really wanted” to do the job, but ultimately decided that he could not.

A senior administration official said that Harward’s acceptance of the national security adviser post was contingent on the agreement of his family. The official said Harward’s wife and other family members wanted him to remain in the private sector.

Harward retired from the Navy in 2013 after a career spanning nearly 40 years. Upon his retirement, he became chief executive officer for defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin in the United Arab Emirates.

Harward told The Associated Press that the Trump administration was “very accommodating to my needs, both professionally and personally.”

“It’s purely a personal issue,” Harward said Thursday evening. “I’m in a unique position finally after being the in military for 40 years to enjoy some personal time.”…

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Samsung Leader Lee Jae-Yong Arrested In Corruption Probe – Financial Times
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Samsung’s de facto leader Lee Jae-yong has been arrested on suspicion of bribery, embezzlement and perjury in connection with South Korea’s political corruption scandal, upending the succession and restructuring plans of the country’s largest conglomerate.

Mr Lee, the 48-year-old vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics and grandson of the group’s founder, is the highest-profile business figure engulfed by the influence-peddling scandal that is poised to topple President Park Geun-hye.

Mr Lee’s detention early on Friday could cause a leadership vacuum at the company just as Samsung Electronics, the group’s crown jewel, is scrambling to revive the fortunes of its mobile business following the costly debacle over the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone last year…

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WikiLeaks Exposes CIA Involvement In 2012 French Presidential Election – Zero Hedge

In a move that is sure to unleash a fresh firestorm of accusations that Russia is interfering in the upcoming French elections, Wikileaks has has released three classified CIA “tasking orders” revealing details of a seven-month long spying campaign and involvement by the agency ahead of the 2012 French presidential election.

The 7 pages of documents reveal that all major French political parties “were targeted for infiltration by the CIA’s human (“HUMINT”) and electronic (“SIGINT”) spies in the seven months leading up to France’s 2012 presidential election.”

The latest set of revelations are contained within three CIA tasking orders published as context for its forthcoming – and cryptic – CIA Vault 7 series.

Named as targets are the French Socialist Party (PS), the National Front (FN) and Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) together with current President Francois Hollande, then President Nicolas Sarkozy, current round one presidential front runner Marine Le Pen, and former presidential candidates Martine Aubry and Dominique Strauss-Khan.

According to Wikileaks, the CIA operation initially ran for 10 months from November 21, 2011, to September 29, 2012, and continued after the April-May 2012 French presidential election and into the formation of the new government…

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RINO John McCain Divulges U.S. Policy And Intelligence Secrets To Russian Phone Pranksters Posing As Ukrainian PM – True Pundit
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Sen. John McCain divulged insider Intel on U.S. secret policy to a Russian comedian posing as Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

The duped Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee even coached the phone-prankster-posing Prime Minister on joining NATO.

This audio recording of the phone call is absolutely incredible.

McCain should know better than this, especially after schooling President Donald Trump daily on how to handle Russian foreign policy. McCain was also one of the harshest critics of Gen. Mike Flynn, former national security advisor who resigned this week for unauthorized correspondences with the Russian government prior to his swearing into office.

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Obama’s Freeloading Welfare Users Pissed After Trump Kills Another Huge Freebie – Freedom Daily

While still mourning the loss of their prized “Obamaphones,” the crackdown on welfare continued today with President Trump issuing a big blow that thousands of freeloaders are furious about. In a single swipe of his pen, our leader killed a massive freebie that these leeches are certainly not ready to let go of just yet.

The new executive order comes on the coattails of the immigration orders for good reason as it pertains most specifically to the illegals who cross our borders and suck off of the system for life. After a copy of the draft order first leaked this month by the Washington Post, liberals began to panic and now their nightmare just became a reality – much to the approval of hardworking Americans.

According to Conservative Tribune, immigrants trying to enter the U.S. will be vetted ahead of time for their potential use and intentions with government aid, without necessarily realizing it. The order explains that all will be screened to determine their “need for certain types of public aid” and the same practice will be applied to those already here who Barack Obama so freely let in. If they are found to be using the system in any inappropriate way, they will be deported…

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Trump Picks Alexander Acosta For Labor Secretary – Breitbart
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President Donald Trump’s new choice for the Department of Labor is former Justice Department official Alexander Acosta.

“I think he’s going to be a tremendous Secretary of Labor,” Trump said during his press conference at the White House on Thursday afternoon, announcing his decision.

Acosta, who has a Harvard law degree, is currently the dean of Florida International University College of Law and served on the National Labor Relations Board. He also clerked for Judge Samuel Alito on the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit…

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Senate Confirms Mick Mulvaney As OMB Director – Daily Signal

The Senate voted 51-49 Thursday to confirm Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., who will be tasked with addressing the nation’s $20 trillion in national debt, as director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Mulvaney, a Republican representing South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District in the House since 2011, will be responsible for directing the budget process and reforming entitlement policy at the Office of Management and Budget.

Romina Boccia, deputy director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Signal in an email that Mulvaney has a proven track record of conservative leadership.

“With the national debt soon to exceed $20 trillion as spending on health care, old-age entitlements, and net interest is projected to grow steeply, driving our debt to ever greater heights, it’s extremely encouraging to see a fiscal conservative with a conservative track record, such as Mick Mulvaney, confirmed as director of the White House budget office,” Boccia said.

Rep. Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said Mulvaney will serve President Donald Trump’s administration well…

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Speaker Ryan: Obamacare Repeal Bill Coming Next Week – Hot Air
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During his weekly press conference Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a bill to repeal Obamacare would be introduced next week. “After the House returns following the Presidents Day, we intend to introduce legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Ryan said. He added, “It has become increasingly clear that this law is collapsing.

“Look at the events that happened this week. On Tuesday another major insurance company announced that it too will leave the marketplace. In its decision, Humana cited a lack of young people signing up, a problem that has dogged Obamacare for years now.

“And then on Wednesday, the CEO of Aetna, another large insurance carrier, said that Obamacare is in a death spiral…

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Judge Finds Probable Cause To Charge Governor Chrisite Over ‘Bridgegate’ – New York Post

A judge has found probable cause to charge New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with official misconduct for his role in the Bridgegate scandal, according to reports Thursday.

Presiding Bergen County Municipal Court Judge Roy McGeady cited testimony from the federal trial of two former Christie aides convicted of scheming to close approach lanes to the George Washington Bridge in 2013 as revenge against a mayor who refused to endorse Christie’s successful re-election bid.

McGeady’s ruling stems from a complaint filed last year by retired Teaneck firefighter and political activist Bill Brennan, a Democratic candidate for governor who is seeking to have Christie prosecuted for second-degree official misconduct.

That crime is punishable by up to ten years in the slammer.

A Christie spokesman said McGeady was “violating the law, pure and simple.”

“This concocted claim was investigated for three months by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, which summarily dismissed it, after concluding that the very same evidence relied upon again by this judge was utter nonsense,” spokesman Brian Murray said…

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President Trump Excoriates Dishonset News Media In Thursday Press Conference – Fox News
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President Donald Trump held a press conference today at the White House.

He began by blasting the media for its “dishonesty” and lamenting the “mess” that he inherited from President Barack Obama both at home and abroad.

The president said many people, including in the media, are unhappy because he’s implementing his agenda and following through on the promises he made to the American people.

“This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine,” he said, dismissing recent reports of a White House in “chaos.”

The president called the country “drug-infested” and vowed to put a stop to it…

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Report: Millions Of Cancer Deaths Expected From Fukushima – Your News Wire

Millions of Japanese citizens could be at risk of dying from cancer as a result of the increasing amount of radiation pouring out of Fukushima.

According to a shocking report originally published by Fairewinds Energy Eduction (FEE), “Cancer on the Rise in Post-Fukushima Japan,” one million citizens in Japan were thought to be at risk of developing thyroid cancers as a result of the meltdown.

That report based its conclusions on the the fact that scientists had understood the radiation levels at the reactor to be around 73 sieverts per hour.

However, according to new information, current radiation levels are more likely to be around 530 sieverts per hour – the highest it has been since the disaster occurred in March 2011.

These unimaginable levels represent shocking 132% increase in radiation than originally measured in 2011. Radiation of that magnitude could kill almost 50% of the Japanese population, according to a report by the National Institute of Radiological Sciences.

Greenmedinfo.com reports:

A shocking new report defies the chronically underestimated impacts of the Fukushima’s triple meltdown on the risk of cancer in exposed populations, which does not just include Japan, but arguably the entire world…

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CNN Loses Court Battle Over Fake News Reporting – Political Insider
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An impartial federal judge has issued a ruling in a lawsuit that essentially accuses CNN of peddling ‘fake news’ in their reporting.

The case involves a hospital CEO that sued the network for inflating infant mortality rates at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

The former CEO of that facility, Davide Carbone, accused CNN of manipulating statistics and ignoring data that painted a different picture of the true rates at the hospital.

Manipulating statistics and ignoring facts to portray a skewed version of reality? CNN? Nah, couldn’t be.

The attorney for Carbone said that “the case against CNN certainly fits the description of media-created ‘Fake News.’”…

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Flashback: U.S. Army Labeled Hillary Clinton An ‘Insider’ Threat Risk – American Mirror

As the mainstream media has heart palpitations over Michael Flynn’s alleged conversations with Russia, it’s important to remember who was a part of a U.S. Army training last summer and deemed an actual “inside” threat risk.

NBC News reported:

An Army training presentation on insider threats included Hillary Clinton among a rogue’s gallery of killers and leakers, citing the former secretary of state as an example of “careless or disgruntled employees,” NBC News confirmed on Tuesday.

The unclassified slide, which first emerged on a Facebook page that spoofs the military, was confirmed by a U.S. military officials, who said it was used as part of a lesson on how to secure classified materials and improve safety.

A spokesperson from the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command said the slide was developed 18 months ago.

“As is common with Army training requirements, the local unit was given latitude to develop their own training products to accomplish the overall training objective,” the spokesperson said in a statement…

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California Schools Cut Meat, Cheese From Lunches To Fight Global Warming – Daily Caller
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Oakland schools partnered with the environmental group Friends of the Earth (FOE) to fight global warming by making student lunches climate-friendly.

FOE gave kids a lunch menu designed to eliminate foods it says are “unsustainable for our planet.” The new menu features far less meat and more plant-based food. Any meat or cheese the school did use came from “pastured, organic dairy cows.” The student’s lunch menu went from beef hot dogs and pepperoni pizza to vegan stir fry tofu and vegan tostadas. The new FOE-approved menu served meat and cheese-less frequently and reduced the portion sizes.

“This is a landmark moment for school food,” Jennifer LeBarre, head of nutrition services for Oakland Unified School District, said in a FOE press statement…

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Kentucky ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Bill Passes Despite Disruption By BLM Racists – American Mirror

Black Lives Matter protesters failed in an attempt to shout down members of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Monday as they voted to approve new legal protections for first responders and police.

House members approved House Bill 14, a so-called Blue Lives Matter bill, in a 77-13 vote as activists in the gallery overlooking the house chamber repeatedly chanted “Black Lives Matter” to voice their opposition, the Courier-Journal reports.

The bill, now on its way to the Senate, follows similar legislation approved in Louisiana that makes it an official hate crime to attack police and first responders because of their occupation. The measure is aimed and deterring fatal ambushes of police officers that have more common in recent years amid protests by Black Lives Matter groups and other organizations over police-involved shootings.

State Rep. Kevin Bratcher, the bill’s sponsor, said he was inspired in part by the shocking ambush in Dallas last summer that left five officers dead and numerous others wounded, WFPL reports.

“You guys don’t know what’s in my heart and I don’t know what’s in your heart, but I don’t know how anybody could vote against this bill,” Bratcher said…

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President Trump To Hold Large Rally At Melbourne, Florida Airport On Saturday – WKMG
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President Donald J. Trump will hold a rally in Melbourne Saturday, the campaign committee Donald J. Trump for President announced.

Trump will appear at a rally that begins at 5 p.m. Saturday held inside the AeroMod International Hangar at Melbourne International Airport. Doors will open at 3 p.m.

People who want to attend can register for the rally here.

The president was last in Central Florida for a December rally in Orlando after winning the 2016 election.

About 10,000 people attended the thank-you tour event at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.

White House officials did not say if Trump will watch the SpaceX launch scheduled for Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral…

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Republican Bill To Eliminate The EPA Is Literally One Sentence Long – Daily Caller

Republican-backed legislation to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is definitely one of the shortest bills Congress has dealt with in a while.

“The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018” is all the bill says regarding EPA’s elimination. The bill’s preamble has more words than its legislative language.

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz introduced the bill in February. The bill has three Republican cosponsors and has been referred to four House committees.

The Huffington Post obtained emails sent from Gaetz’s office in early February, asking other members of Congress to support his bill to terminate the EPA. Three Republican have cosponsored Gaetz’s bill.

“Our small businesses cannot afford to cover the costs associated with compliance, too often leading to closed doors and unemployed Americans,” Rep. Matt Gaetz wrote to colleagues

“It is time to take back our legislative power from the EPA and abolish it permanently,” Gaetz wrote.

Republicans have long dreamed of eliminating or radically restructuring EPA. The GOP’s 2016 platform suggested turning EPA “into an independent bipartisan commission, similar to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, with structural safeguards against politicized science.”…

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Trump Chooses Vice Admiral Robert Harward As New National Security Advisor – Daily Mail
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The Trump administration has offered the job of White House national security adviser, vacated by former U.S. intelligence official Michael Flynn, to Vice Admiral Robert Harward, said two U.S. officials familiar with the matter on Wednesday.

It was not immediately clear if Harward, a former deputy commander of U.S. Central Command who has Navy SEAL combat experience, had accepted the offer, according to sources.

A White House spokesperson had no immediate comment.

Flynn resigned on Monday after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before President Donald Trump took office…

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Andy Puzder Withdraws As Labor Secretary Nominee – Daily Caller

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Labor, CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration Wednesday.

In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Puzder said that he was “honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America’s workers and businesses back on a path to sustainable prosperity.” His Senate hearing was scheduled for the next day.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell informed the White House that Puzder lacked the votes necessary for confirmation, effectively ending any effort to save his nomination.

Following news of his withdrawal, Senate Democrats and representatives took to Twitter, heralding it as a major victory.

Puzder was the focus of an intense campaign by union-backed protesters, Fight for $15 activists and Democrat senators to block his nomination.

He was criticized after admitting to hiring an illegal immigrant housekeeper with his wife. “My wife and I employed a housekeeper for a few years, during which I was unaware that she was not legally permitted to work in the U.S.,” Puzder explained, following the accusations…

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Netanyahu Says There’s ‘No Greater Supporter Of The Jewish People’ Than Trump At Joint Press Conference – Breitbart
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Donald Trump and his staff for their support of Israel during a press conference at the White House on Wednesday.

“I’ve known the president and I’ve known his family and his team for a long time. There is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than president Donald Trump,” Netanyahu said. “I think we should put that to rest.”

Trump was asked by an Israeli reporter about the “sharp rise” in anti-Semitism in the United States after his election as president and suggested that he was “playing with xenophobia and maybe racist tones.”…

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Former DHS Secretary, 3 Other Top Obama Officials Transmitted Sensitive Documents Via Unsecured Email Accounts – Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch today announced it has obtained 216 pages of documents containing official, sensitive emails of Jeh Johnson and three other top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials sent through private, unsecured, webmail-based email accounts. The documents include emails discussing high-level meetings Johnson was to have with the Kuwaiti ambassador and Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry officials, as well as a West African $4.5 million online consumer fraud scam.

The document production came in response to a May 23, 2016, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch after Homeland Security failed to respond to a December 29, 2015, FOIA request seeking emails “relating to official United States Government business sent to or from” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and three other top Homeland Security officials that used “non-‘.gov’” email addresses (Judicial Watch, Inc., v. United States Department of Homeland Security (No. l:l6-cv-00967)).

This is the first production of emails sent through private, web-based email accounts of Johnson, Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Chief of Staff Christian Marrone and General Counsel Stevan Bunnell that were also sent to government email accounts…

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House Intelligence Committee To Launch Probe Into Flynn Phone Tap, Media Leak – Daily Caller
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes does not plan on investigating the circumstances surrounding the resignation of former national security adviser Mike Flynn, but will launch a probe into who leaked the story.

Nunes, whose committee was tasked to investigate Russia’s involvement in cyber attacks during the election, told CNN the panel won’t look into President Donald Trump’s knowledge of the situation due to executive privilege.

The California Republican confirmed to CNN the committee will investigate where the leaks were stemming from…

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Two Dozen Companies Leaving California Over Leftist Economic Policies – KCRA

Two dozen California companies have said they are tired of the business-bashing in Sacramento, along with the high taxes – and they are now threatening to leave the state.

The day after Proposition 30 passed, triggering $6 billion in new annual taxes, Arizona launched a campaign to lure some of California’s top companies.

KCRA 3 has learned that 24 chief executives are flying to Phoenix, Ariz., to explore the land of lower taxes and a much friendlier business environment.

“We can deliver the mayors, we can deliver the CEOs, we can deliver the legislative support,” said Barry Broome, president of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

Broome launched his campaign to recruit California CEOs one day after voters in the Golden State approved Prop 30 last November, and the campaign is working.

Broome said 24 CEOs already have committed to leaving California.

“You start sending the wrong message to those folks and they start voting with their feet,” Broome said.

Dave Albertson is one of the people who found greater opportunities in the Grand Canyon State.

Albertson recently moved his marketing and technology company, Wholesalefund, from California to Arizona, where he now does business in a Scottsdale office park…

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Your CCW Feel-Good Story O’ The Day – Daily Mail
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This is the terrifying moment a suicide bomber blows himself up just yards from a group of Syrian rebel soldiers.

But the ISIS soldier was somewhat unsuccessful in his mission, as he wasn’t close enough to take anyone with him when the bomb went off.

It has sparked comments online such as ‘He needs more practice.’

The footage was shot in Raqqa as the battles for key cities continue.

According to the agency, it shows an ISIS fighters blowing himself near a gathering point for Syrian democratic forces SDF fighters in Raqqa countryside during the running operation ‘Wrath of Euphrates’…

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Child Molester Jerry Sandusky’s Son Arrested, Charged With Child Molestation – USA Today

Jeffrey Sandusky, the son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, was arrested Monday and charged with sexually assaulting two minors, according to the complaint obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

Pennsylvania State Police detained Sandusky on 14 felony counts involving two girls, including solicitation of statutory sexual assault, solicitation of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, six counts of unlawful contact with a minor and two counts each of solicitation to photograph or depict sexual acts, sexual abuse of children and corruption of minors.

The 41-year-old Sandusky is being held on $200,000 bail and is prohibited from any contact with minors.

Sandusky’s father, Jerry, was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys and was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison at the age of 68 – essentially a life sentence.

According to police, Jeffrey Sandusky attempted to obtain explicit material from a minor under the age of 18 – referred to as victim No. 1 – via text messages in March 2016. The minor’s mother was dating Sandusky at the time and had been for six years. Sandusky lived with the woman and her children for five of those years…

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Muslim Migrants Riot In France; Many Paris Streets No-Go Zones As Suburbs Burn – Daily Express
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Polive in Paris are struggling to cope with the fall out from a plague of riots which have kicked off in the city’s northern suburbs.

Five large areas have been reduced to no go areas for the past five nights as masked men cause mayhem on the streets.

Now there are fears the fall out from allegations of police brutality could spread all over the country as unrest in the city grows.

Residents have been on lockdown as armed police tried to tackle the rioters who have caused millions of pounds of damage.

Police were hit with molotov cocktails and the heavy metal balls used in the French game Petanque…

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New York State Worker Racks Up Nearly $180K In Overtime Pay – New York Post

A state technology worker more than tripled her salary last year by running up $179,930 in overtime, records show.

Deborah Casais walked off with total earnings of $247,757 working for the Office of Information Technology Services despite a base salary of $67,827.

That made the Albany-area woman the state overtime champ for 2016.

Casais did not respond to a message left at her home.

Her co-worker Peter Walton made $135,109.18 in overtime on top of the same $67,827 base salary, the records show.

A woman who answered the phone at his home in Latham, an Albany suburb, said he was not there. She refused to take a message and hung up.

Walton’s overtime take, however, was just the fourth highest in the state, with two mental-health center ranking second and third among the state’s top OT earners.

Denise Williams, a treatment assistant at the Kirby Psychiatric Center on Wards Island off Manhattan, pulled in $167,122.13 in OT, on top of her base salary of $71,072…

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Serial Public Masturbator Nabbed, Cops Say – Florida Sun Sentinel
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Looks like Mr. Bean didn’t exactly make a “clean” getaway.

North Port cops took Sean Bean, who they said is a “serial public masturbator,” to the pokey after five women claimed to have seen a dude fiddling with himself, records show, reports WZVN ABC News-7 in Fort Myers.

One of the women allegedly reported some dude banged on a window while peering inside and whacking off.

Bean apparently spilled the beans, leaving behind DNA evidence along with his paw-prints, officers said.

Now he’ll probably be another “has-bean” around town…

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Noted RINO Squish Says It’s “Highly Likely” The Senate Intelligence Committee Will Investigate General Flynn – Townhall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday that it is “highly likely” the Senate Intelligence Committee will investigate former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for his dealings with Russia and comments to President-elect Mike Pence.

“The Intelligence Committee is already looking at Russian involvement in our election. Sen. Blunt has indicated that it’s highly likely they’d want to take a look at this episode as well,” he said. McConnell also noted that the committee has the power to “look at whatever they choose to.”

On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that Flynn was asked to resign by President Donald Trump.

“We got to a point not based on a legal issue, but based on a trust issue with a level of trust between the president and General Flynn had eroded to the point where he felt he had to make a change. The president was very concerned that General Flynn had misled the vice president and others,” Spicer said…

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House Oversight Committee Chairman Refuses To Join Flynn Witch-Hunt – The Hill
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House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Tuesday that his panel won’t investigate the circumstances that led to Michael Flynn stepping down Monday as President Trump’s national security adviser.

Instead, Chaffetz deferred to the House Intelligence Committee, which is already investigating Russia’s attempt to influence the presidential elections, a scope that includes campaign communications with the Russian government.

“I think that situation has taken care of itself. I know that the Intel committee is looking into the hacking issue,” Chaffetz told reporters…

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Kim Jong Un’s Estranged Brother Murdered In Malaysia – Bloomberg

The oldest half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was murdered in Malaysia on Monday, according to a South Korean government official.

Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of former leader Kim Jong Il, had lived outside the country for years. The official, who asked not to be identified due to government policy, said poison was involved in his death, but provided no other details.

Two unidentified women killed Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur’s airport with a poison needle before fleeing in a taxi, YTN television station reported, citing a government source.

Malaysia police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement a 46 year-old North Korean male sought assistance at the airport but died en route to hospital. His travel document identified him as Kim Chol, he said, adding an investigation is underway and a post mortem request made.

Kim Jong Nam fell out of favor with his father after he was caught trying to enter Japan using a fake Dominican Republic passport in 2001, according to Japanese reporter Yoji Gomi, who wrote a book about him. Kim Jong Nam had been critical of Kim Jong Un, reportedly saying in 2012 that he “won’t last long” because of his youth and inexperience. The two brothers have different mothers…

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Nancy Pelosi Attacks Trump White House Based On Quote From Fake Flynn Twitter Account – Mediaite
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Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi attacked the Trump White House Tuesday based on a quote from a parody Twitter account purporting to belong to ousted Trump advisor Michael Flynn.

“I didn’t know until I heard from our colleague that the tweet of General Flynn today was ‘scapegoat.’ Scapegoat, do you know what a scapegoat is…?” she asked during a press conference. “The inference to be drawn from his statement is that other people have blame that should be shared in all of this.”

“I have a tweet I’m going to make, I’m telling my staff right now; it’s not scapegoat, it’s stonewall,” she continued. “And that’s exactly what the Republicans in Congress are doing.”…

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Trump Administration Sanctions Venezuelan Vice President For Drug Trafficking – USA Today

The Trump administration imposed sanctions Monday against Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami, accusing him of playing a significant role in international drug trafficking.

The Treasury Department has been investigating El Aissami for years over his alleged relations with Venezuela’s largest convicted drug trafficker and a Middle Eastern militant group, resulting in the decision to designate him a narcotics trafficker under the federal “Kingpin Act.”

The department said he orchestrated drug shipments from a Venezuelan air base and multiple seaports, some weighing more than 2,200 pounds per shipment.

The department also sanctioned Samark Lopez Bello, a Venezeulan businessman accused of being El Aissami’s frontman. Lopez Bello helped launder money through a network of 13 companies in the U.S., Venezuela, Panama, the British Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

Treasury officials would not comment on whether the Justice Department will seek indictments against the two men. But the sanctions include freezing all their U.S.-based assets, which include a twin-engine Gulfstream jet, and blocking all their U.S.-based companies and properties…

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Obama-Appointed Secret Service Director Resigns – The Hill
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Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy plans to retire next month, just more than two years after he was brought back to fix the scandal-plagued agency.

Clancy informed his staff this morning that he plans to step down from his post on March 4, a spokesperson confirmed.

“As all of you know, President Trump and his administration have been very supportive of this agency and of me personally which makes this a very difficult decision,” Clancy wrote in a letter to agency personnel, according to USA Today.

Then-President Obama asked Clancy, a former presidential-detail head, to return to the Secret Service in 2014 after a series of security breaches and a prostitution scandal marred its reputation…

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Here Are The Top 3 Most Likely Replacements For General Flynn – Daily Signal

President Donald Trump is considering three former high-ranking military officials for the post of national security adviser, after the Monday resignation of Michael Flynn.

Trump is considering retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, retired Gen. David Petraeus, and retired Adm. Robert Harward to replace Flynn. Harward is reportedly the favorite to succeed Flynn. He served as a deputy to then-Gen. James Mattis while both were in U.S. Central Command and does not carry the controversy or age of the other picks.

“There are a handful of good options, but it’s clear he’s at the top of the list,” a senior administration official told Politico Tuesday.

Both Kellogg and Petraeus served critical roles in the U.S. war in Iraq. Kellogg served as a major figure in the 2004 Coalition Provisional Authority, which served as the government of Iraq until the nationwide elections in 2005. He is currently serving as the interim national security adviser to Trump, served as one of Flynn’s deputies in the White House, and is currently 72 years old. Kellogg was also one of the early backers of the Trump campaign, and served as a foreign policy adviser early on…

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Senate Unanimously Confirms David Shulkin As Trump’s VA Secretary – Washington Times
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The Senate unanimously confirmed David Shulkin on Monday night as President Trump’s new secretary of veterans affairs, putting the first nonveteran ever in charge of the agency with a $182 billion budget and chronic unresolved challenges from the Obama administration in providing health care for veterans.

A practicing physician, Mr. Shulkin has served since July 2015 as undersecretary for the agency’s largest division, the Veterans Health Administration, which has about 300,000 employees in more than 1,200 health care facilities serving nearly 9 million veterans annually.

He takes over a department saddled with scandals, from delays in veterans’ care to the payment of millions in taxpayer-funded bonuses for employees to retaliation against whistleblowers…

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Hungarian PM Cracks Down On Refugee Invasion, Calls Out George Soros For Using “Tons Of Money And Heavy Artillery” To Influence Politics – 100PercentFedUp

Will anyone our U.S. government call out and expose the effect 187 radical organizations directly funded by leftist George Soros have on our nation? When will our elected officials start exposing his influence Soros’ large tentacles have on influencing the Democrat Party and anarchist groups in America, leading to riots and unrest by paid protesters in America? Will the world continue to cower when it comes to the secret dealings of radical globalist George Soros, who is fighting for open-borders in Europe and in the U.S.? Or will we start to really expose him by openly discussing his actions and revealing the truth about his “seemingly benign” organizations like one brave Hungarian prime minister is doing?

Hungary’s populist prime minister on Friday lashed out against billionaire financier George Soros, claiming he and groups backed by him want to secretly influence the country’s politics.

In his annual state of the nation speech, Viktor Orban said groups partly funded by Soros, who was born in Hungary, needed to be made transparent and identifiable.

“Large-bodied predators are swimming here in the waters. This is the trans-border empire of George Soros, with tons of money and international heavy artillery,” said Orban, who received a Soros-funded scholarship as Hungary was transitioning from communism to democracy in the late 1980s…

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Senate Confirms Linda McMahon As Head Of SBA – Washington Free Beacon
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The Senate confirmed WWE co-founder Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration on Tuesday.

McMahon, 68, who along with her husband Vince turned World Wrestling Entertainment into a $1.5 billion business, received bipartisan support by a vote of 81-19.

McMahon had unsuccessfully run for Senate twice in Connecticut. Her opponent in 2012, Sen. Chris Murphy, called her “unquestionably qualified” to head the SBA.

McMahon, who stepped down as CEO of WWE in 2009, said her goal is to “revitalize a spirit of entrepreneurship in America.” She said strengthening a small business disaster relief program would be her first priority…

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600 Illegal Aliens Arrested In 11 States Over Past Week – Daily Mail

Hundreds of illegal immigrants across 11 states were arrested last week as part of targeted operations, federal immigration officials revealed on Sunday.

A series of raids by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers saw around 600 people apprehended.

The agency said the operations were ‘routine’.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday morning to proclaim his commitment to a crackdown on crime.

He tweeted: ‘The crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise. Gang members, drug dealers & others are being removed!’

Immigration was a key platform of the billionaire’s presidential campaign before his election in November 2016.

The president plans to build a wall across the Mexican border to prevent to stop what he calls the ‘unprecedented surge’ of illegal migrants from Central America.

The raids are the first coordinated efforts by ICE under the Trump administration to arrest targeted undocumented migrants…

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Russian Comedian Prank Calls Dumber-Than-Dirt Maxine Waters Posing As Ukrainian Prime Minister – American Mirror
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A Russian comedian has posted a phone conversation on his Facebook page he claims is with California Congresswoman Maxine Waters in which he poses as the prime minister of Ukraine.

And Waters falls for it – hard.

“I was surprised to hear that you called me,” Waters tells a man known as Vovan, “but I’m delighted to talk with you.”

The comedian, posing as Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, and Waters discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia and Donald Trump’s position on them.

He went on to tell Waters that he has “good relations with Ms. Clinton.”…

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Brazil’s Two Largest Newspapers Forced By Government To Delete Story Embarrassing To President – The Intercept

A major assault on basic press freedom occurred today in Brazil, perpetrated by the government of President Michel Temer, his wife, Marcela, and a Brazilian judge. As a result, the nation’s two largest newspapers – Folha de S.Paulo and O Globo – were forced to delete a news article that each had published about a matter of great public interest.

Because one of the goals in creating The Intercept was to defend and vindicate press freedom around the world, we are publishing the censored materials so that the public can see them (see below). Few things are more dangerous than politicians and courts joining to tell newspapers what they can and cannot report, and we will do what we can to rectify that attack on the public’s right to know.

The case in question arises out of the attempted blackmail of the first lady and the president by a hacker who last April cloned her iPhone and stole all of its data. The hacker, Silvonei Jose de Jesus Souza, was sentenced to five years and 11 months in prison for the attempted blackmail, after he demanded that Marcela pay him R$ 300,000 (US$ 90,000) to avoid disclosure of the materials. He was also convicted of having used his access to her iPhone to defraud her brother out of a R$ 15,000 (US$ 4,500) payment…

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Georgetown University Professor Defends Slavery, Rape Under Islam – WorldNetDaily
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A Georgetown University professor who teaches about Islamic civilization delivered a lecture on slavery to a gathering at the International Institute for Islamic Thought – an organization with suspected ties to the Muslim Brotherhood – and told the attendees that modern society tends to needlessly agonize over the morality of owning people as property. Why?

Because “there is no such thing as slavery,” professor Jonathan Brown said, the Investigative Project reported.

Brown, a 39-year-old convert to Islam, read from his paper, “Slavery and Islam” about the “Problems of Slavery” during his lecture. Following, he fielded several questions from the audience, offering up such food for thought as his view that slavery cannot be defined as an outright evil because there are so many different kinds – slavery based on religion versus gender, for example…

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Senate Confirms Steve Mnuchin For Treasury Secretary – Breitbart

The successful confirmation of President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees continued when senators voted 53-to-47 to confirm Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary Monday.

Mnuchin is a Wall Street financier, who has worked for Goldman Sachs and ran his own investment funds and vehicles. In the 2016 presidential campaign, Mnuchin was the national finance chairman for the president’s campaign.

After the “Great Recession,” in 2009, Mnuchin and his partners and investors purchased IndyMac, a troubled California bank that was in the center of the real estate boom and bust. Six years later, after Mnuchin renamed the bank OneWest and worked through its issues, he sold it off. However, Democrats targeted the way Mnuchin and his team worked through the issues, claiming that he was insensitive to people losing their homes because they could not keep up with mortgages from the old IndyMac bank.

The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R.-Utah), said on the Senate floor shortly before the vote that these allegations were unfair and untrue.

Hatch said there was a double standard for nominations. For a Republican nominee any charge, no matter how flimsy, was enough for Democrats to oppose a nominee. But, for Democratic nominees, no charge ever seemed enough…

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Michael Flynn Resigns From NSC After Misleading VP On Russia Sanctions Call – Daily Caller
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National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday amid accusations he misled Vice President Mike Pence about a call he had with the Russian ambassador, in which he reportedly discussed sanctions levied against Moscow.

White House sources told Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs the news Monday evening.

A White House statement released Monday confirmed that President Donald Trump was evaluating the situation and speaking to the vice president about the candid conversation that Pence had with Flynn.

“The president is evaluating the situation,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said…

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United Airlines Pilot Removed From Plane After Ranting To Passengers About Her Divorce, Trump And Clinton – Daily Mail

An unidentified female United Airlines pilot was removed from a plane before a flight from Austin to San Francisco Saturday evening.

United flight 455 was scheduled to depart Austin–Bergstrom International Airport at 5:02pm but was delayed for more than two hours after the pilot went on what passengers described as a ‘rant’.

The pilot came into the cabin wearing ‘street clothes’ and talked to passengers over the intercom about her divorce and the presidential election, passenger Randy Reiss told KVUE.

Reiss said the pilot also mentioned that she was going to be on Oprah.

Passengers said the pilot called President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton ‘a*******’.

Some of the pilot’s comments rattled passengers, causing them to question her ability to fly the plane.

‘She said, “Sorry I’m late, the reason I’m late is I’m going through a divorce” Reiss told BuzzFeed News.

‘It quickly went from playful to scary’.

At first the pilot seemed friendly, said Reiss, but things took an awkward turn when she pointed out an interracial couple sitting in first class…

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Canadian Man Found Not Guilty Of Beheading Bus Passenger Due To Mental Illness Is Set Free – Breitbart
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A Canadian man who was found not guilty for the beheading and cannibalizing of a Greyhound bus passenger due to mental illness has been set free.

Manitoba’s Criminal Code Review Board announced that it gave Will Baker, formerly known as Vince Li, an absolute discharge Friday, meaning he is no longer subject to any conditions or monitoring, the Associated Press reported.

The board “is of the opinion that the weight of evidence does not substantiate that Mr. Baker poses a significant threat to the safety of the public,” according to the decision.

Baker’s doctor, Jeffrey Waldman, told the board he was confident Baker would continue to take his medication and work with the treatment team…

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Obama’s Sick New Job With Anti-American Organization To Sabotage Trump – Mad World News

Barack Obama isn’t wasting any time going after President Donald Trump. In fact, he’s starting his new job with a hardcore anti-American, anti-Trump organization. Obama is going back to his roots in community organizing, and he isn’t hiding his agenda. However, what he is hiding will shock you, and we’ve uncovered everything the mainstream media won’t tell you about his new job. This will completely piss you off.

Obama’s been working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a shadow government to not only protect his threatened legacy but to sabotage the incoming Trump administration and its popular “America First” agenda.

Using the organization Organizing for Action (OFA), Obama intends to organize anti-Trump agitators like we saw at UC Berkeley, and the end game is to sabotage Trump’s presidency. Far-fetched? Not if you know Obama’s real passion, which is to make America a socialist state with no borders.

The New York Post reports, [Obama is] doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action. Normally you’d expect an organization set up to support a politician and his agenda to close up shop after that candidate leaves office, but not Obama’s OFA. Rather, it’s gearing up for battle, with a growing war chest and more than 250 offices across the country…

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Hungarian Mayor’s Muslim Migrant Crackdown Makes Trump Look Liberal – Daily Mail
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At first glance, the video looks like a Hollywood thriller. Set to strident, aggressive music, it shows a group of muscular men using motorbikes, helicopters and even horses to race across the countryside in pursuit of human quarry.

When the targets are captured, they are wrestled to the ground and their hands bound as the patrol members, in camouflage clothing, stand menacingly over them.

But the ‘narrator’ whose voice can be heard over these chilling scenes is not a highly-paid movie star. He is, in fact, a provincial politician, and his message is unequivocal: ‘Hungary is a bad choice for migrants.’…

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Congress Investigates Federal Climate Study After Whistleblower Exposes Fake Science – The Federalist

Congress is ramping up its investigation into a key climate study, now under further scrutiny after a federal whistleblower raised more questions about it this week. The scandal some are referring to as “Climategate Two” is quickly escalating after Dr. John Bates, a former top scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), exposed how an ex-colleague mishandled a report on global warming right before a major international climate conference in 2015.

House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said during a Tuesday hearing that NOAA “has deceived the American people by falsifying data to justify a partisan agenda.” He will now push for all documents related to the climate study, materials he requested via subpoena in 2015 after Obama Administration officials refused to disclose them.

What Bates Revealed About a Famous Climate Study

The explosive allegations from Dr. Bates were detailed in the Daily Mail and on the scientific blog, Climate, Etc. on February 5. Bates accuses Tom Karl, former director of the NOAA office responsible for climate data, of manipulating temperature readings, failing to archive data, and ignoring agency protocols to rush publishing his study that debunked the well-known pause in global warming at the beginning of this century…

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Bill To Split ‘Nutty’ 9th Circuit Court Gains Momentum – Western Journalism
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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is in the crosshairs of Republican lawmakers seeking to speed up the court’s business and limit its controversial overreach.

These efforts may gain a new head of steam following the the court’s decision Thursday to uphold the temporary restraining order on President Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees.

For Republican lawmakers, the actions of the court are nothing new.

In a statement released after the Thursday decision, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said, “No one familiar with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals should be surprised at today’s ruling.”…

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Mexican Woman In Texas Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison For Voter Fraud – Fox News

A Mexican citizen living in Texas was sentenced this week to eight years in prison for voting illegally in elections in 2012 and 2014.

Rosa Maria Ortega, 37, was found guilty Wednesday on two counts of illegal voting after she falsely claimed to be a United States citizen and voted at least five times between 2012 and 2014.

A jury sentenced her Thursday to eight years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

The Dallas News reported Ortega voted in the November 2012 election and May 2014 GOP primary runoff in Dallas County.

According to Fox 4 News, Ortega’s identity came into question after she tried to register to vote twice in Tarrant County. Both applications were denied.

She had voted in five elections in Dallas before her registration was canceled in April 2015.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton – for whom Ortega voted in 2014 – assisted in the prosecution.

“This case shows how serious Texas is about keeping its elections secure, and the outcome sends a message that violators of the state’s election law will be prosecuted to the fullest,” he said…

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Illegals Scatter Like Roaches As Trump Immigration Raids Begin In Multiple States – Freedom Daily
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Officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement aka ICE conducted raids in at least 6 states this week, arresting illegal alien criminals in a major sweep that gives us a glimpse into what’s to come under a “law & order” Trump administration.

The raids took place in Georgia, Illinois, New York, California, and North & South Carolina. Illegal criminals were arrested at their homes and workplaces. Immigration watchers say that raids also took place in the states of Florida, Kansas, Texas and Virginia.

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Tex.) told the Washington Post that he talked to an official at ICE’s San Antonio office, and that they confirmed they had “launched a targeted operation in South and Central Texas as part of Operation Cross Check.”…

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Judge Forcing Town To Return $3 Million To Residents Fined By Traffic Cameras – Real Strategy

A Butler County judge has ordered the village of New Miami to refund $3 million in fines to motorists ticketed for speeding by traffic light cameras. The ruling was issued Wednesday by Butler County Judge Michael Oster, who said the money amounted to unjust enrichment of the village.

The cameras were ruled unconstitutional in 2014 by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Michael J. Sage, who approved class action status. That ruling allowed the drivers to seek refunds. Nearly 45,000 citations were issued in just 15 months, and though motorists were permitted to challenge the tickets, the judge saw the administrative system as unfairly favoring the village and police.

Of the $3 million collected in fines, 60% of the revenue went to the village while 40% went to the traffic light company running the program. The village’s attorney plans to take the case to the Supreme Court, claiming the village should not be responsible for funds it did not receive, seemingly ignoring the fact that it was responsible for implementing the unconstitutional program and collecting the fines in the first place.

This article (Judge Forcing Town to Return $3 Million to Residents Fined by Traffic Cameras) is free and open source…

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More Taxpayer Dollars Get Flushed Down Obamacare Toilet – Daily Caller
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An Oregon insurer got a leg up in a court ruling in an ongoing battle over whether the federal government owes billions to insurers who volunteered to participate in Obamacare exchanges and lost money.

A U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled Thursday evening that the federal government owes Moda Health $214 million in risk corridor payments as promised by the Affordable Care Act. Over a dozen similar lawsuits have been filed against the government, but this the first win for an insurer, according to Axios.

Moda is one of several insurance companies currently suing the U.S. over the payments they believe were promised as part of the arrangements for participating in offering health insurance plans on Obamacare exchanges across the country…

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Florida Lawmakers Introduce Bill Banning ‘Sanctuary Cities’ – Breitbart

Florida Republican lawmakers have have introduced legislation that will target “sanctuary” cities and counties, along with the elected officials that support them, that don’t cooperate with federal enforcement of immigration law.

Sen. Aaron Bean (R-Fernandina Beach) and Rep. Larry Metz (R-Yalaha) introduced SB 786 and HB 697, known as the “Rule of Law Adherence Act,” Wednesday in Tallahassee, the Miami Herald reported.

The bills seek to ban “sanctuary policies” in Florida and create fines and penalties for state agencies, local governments, or law enforcement agencies that use these policies and don’t comply with federal immigration law.

“The one thing that everybody should know in our country is: We can’t choose which laws we’ll obey or which laws we don’t obey,” said Bean.

The bills define a “sanctuary policy” as any “law, policy, practice, procedure, or custom adopted or permitted” by a state, local, or law enforcement agency “which contravenes or which knowingly prohibits or impedes a law enforcement agency from communicating or cooperating with a federal immigration agency with respect to federal immigration enforcement.”…

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Angela Merkel Offers Migrants Millions In Cash Handouts To Return Home – Daily Mail
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Angela Merkel will offer cash handouts worth millions of pounds for migrants to leave Germany in an effort to silence criticism of her ‘open-door’ border policy.

In a highly-embarrassing U-turn over the ill-fated plan, which saw 1.2million migrants flock to the country, Mrs Merkel has now vowed to send many of them home.

The German chancellor agreed a package of measures to speed up the deportation process for an estimated 450,000 migrants who have been rejected asylum.

The controversial plan, which marks a significant toughening of previous proposals, includes a £76million scheme that will offer migrants cash incentives to leave Germany voluntarily…

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Crazed Leftist Teacher In Tennessee Fired After Wishing Death On Trump Supporters – WGHP

A substitute teacher in Tennessee has been fired because of a post on Facebook about President Donald Trump’s supporters.

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the post in question was on Nov. 9, 2016, at 9:29 a.m.

The post read:

“The only good Trump supporter is a dead Trump supporter.”

Rutherford County Schools spokesman James Evans said in a statement Thursday that the school district received several messages on Wednesday about “a substitute teacher who is accused of making inappropriate, threatening comments on social media during the work day.”

Evans said the school district contracts with PESG to provide substitute teachers and has notified the contractor that the substitute teacher, David Colin, will no longer be permitted to work in Rutherford County Schools.

“PESG has indicated it will conduct an internal investigation of the allegations immediately,” Evans said…

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The Ninth Circuit: Dangerously Out Of Order – Matthew Vadum
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Three unelected federal judges in San Francisco yesterday ordered the Trump administration to continue accepting visitors and would-be immigrants from seven dangerous countries that are incubators of Muslim terrorism.

When President Trump learned his temporary ban on the admission of aliens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen that was put on hold Feb. 3 by Seattle-based Judge James L. Robart would continue in abeyance, he got on Twitter immediately.

At 6:35 p.m. Eastern time he tweeted in all caps: “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”

The open-borders crowd doesn’t have a legal leg to stand on. That may be why at a press conference celebrating the outrageous ruling, a member of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s (D) team deployed the phrase “social justice” to justify the decision…

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New York Times, Washington Post, And Guardian Apparently Buying Internet Traffic From China – USA Politics Today

For the better part of a year the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Guardian have been propaganda factories for the Democratic Party in an attempt to take down President Trump, but those days seem to be coming to an end soon.

The New York Times claims to have the highest traffic they have had recently because of Donald Trump, but these numbers were a lie.

The only thing keeping these “news” outlets alive now are their billionaire owners that are bleeding money to keep them alive.

This is because all three of these sites have been buying traffic from China to make them seem credible and that they are still doing well, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

The New York Times late last year vacated 8 floors of its flagship office in New York without explanation but now we have an explanation.

Looking at Alexa website rankings the evidence for Chinese paid clicks couldn’t be more obvious.

Seeing as the New York Times is banned from China it is very surprising to see that they have any traffic from China let alone as of January 1st a quarter of their overall traffic from China and as of yesterday half of their overall traffic…

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Alabama Attorney General Approinted To Sessions’ Seat In Senate – Western Journalism
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Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has been appointed to replace former Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who was sworn in as attorney general Thursday morning.

Strange, who was formally appointed by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Thursday morning, was scheduled to be sworn in as Sessions’ replacement Thursday afternoon.

Republicans, who hold a 52-seat majority in the Senate, moved quickly to ensure that there were enough votes on hand to support upcoming confirmations of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet members. Votes on Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to be the secretary of health and human services, and Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary are expected to be party-line votes…

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416 Whales Stranded On New Zealand Beach, Hundreds Dead – Breitbart

As many as 300 beached whales died in New Zealand while a small army of volunteers and conservation workers tried to save another 100 that were still alive.

The mass beaching happened at Farewell Spit, a narrow sand spit at the northern end of Golden Bay, on New Zealand’s south island. Tidal changes in the waterway can change water depth drastically, leaving fish and marine mammals stranded, which is what appears to have happened to a pod of 416 pilot whales that were beached Thursday night.

Rescue workers and volunteers said 250 to 300 of the whales died after being stranded on the sand for half a day. Another 100 were refloated when the high tide returned Friday afternoon and of them, 80 to 90 whales were able to swim to deeper water and survived.

The remaining whales were being cared for by more than 500 volunteers coordinated by the marine mammal conservation group Project Jonah. Volunteers kept the whales comfortable on the beach awaiting another high tide Saturday morning, when officials said they hoped the remaining 40 or 50 whales would be able to swim back out to sea.

The New Zealand Department of Conservation said Thursday’s incident was the third-largest whale stranding in the nation’s history, according to data that reaches back to the 19th century…

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Trump, Japanese PM Make Not-So-Subtle Digs At China In Joint Press Conference – Daily Caller
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President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took several shots at China in a joint press conference at the White House Friday.

Without ever directly calling China out by name, the two heads of state suggested that China will not be permitted to use force to alter the status quo in the disputed East China Sea.

“We are committed to the security of Japan and all areas under its administrative control,” Trump explained, adding that the “U.S.-Japanese alliance is the cornerstone for peace and stability in the Pacific.”

Calling Japan an “important and steadfast ally,” Trump further noted that together, Japan and the U.S. will build “impenetrable defenses.”…

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Lynch Mob In Brazil Breaks Accused Child Killer Out Of Jail, Throws Her On Bonfire – Daily Mail

A furious crowd threw a woman suspected of killing a two year old boy on a bonfire after an angry mob stormed a police station in Brazil.

The 30-year-old woman was dragged outside after the 500-strong group broke down the doors to her cell.

She was being held on suspicion of starting a fire which claimed the life of a toddler.

A five-year-old child, named Marlon Buzaglo Campos, also suffered serious burns in the blaze, Globo reports.

Cars around the police station in Novo Aripuana were set alight, and the suspect was dragged by her hair onto the roaring flames.

Overrun officers had to call for backup during the raid, which saw the woman seriously injured.

Amazonas Civil Police said in a statement: ‘Police reinforcement arrived following the events of this Tuesday.

‘The Civil Police requested reinforcements from the Military Police Command (CPM), which sent a troop of full military police in Borba, a municipality 151 km away from the capital, and eight other police officers of the Command Special Police (CPE) of Manaus, by means of a chartered aircraft…

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Planned Parenthood Workers Who Reached Abortion Sales Quota Goals Were Rewarded With Pizza Parties – Washington Standard
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Could you imagine having a job where you had to meet an “abortion sales quota” every month? According to a shocking new investigation, this was actually happening at Planned Parenthood clinics all over the nation, and workers that reached abortion sales quota goals were rewarded with pizza parties and other incentives.

Every year, Planned Parenthood murders hundreds of thousands of precious little children, but that isn’t good enough for them, and so they have their workers aggressively push abortions to the vulnerable young women who come into their facilities.

It is a national disgrace, and Planned Parenthood should be defunded by Congress immediately. But of course Planned Parenthood was never defunded after it was revealed that they systematically harvest baby parts and sell them off to the highest bidder, and so many observers are pessimistic that they will be defunded now…

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Texas Senate Abolishes Sanctuary Cities – Truth Revolt

On Wednesday, just days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that strips sanctuary states and cities of federal funding if they “attempt to shield aliens from deportation,” the Texas State Senate approved a bill that withholds state funding for sanctuary cities in which police fail to enforce immigration laws.

Under Senate Bill 4, law enforcement in cities, counties and on college campuses would have to hold an arrested person in custody while US Customs and Immigration Enforcement looks into his or her immigration status. If the entities fail to do so, they could be denied state grant money.

On Tuesday, Texas state senators passed the bill along party lines, with 20 Republicans in favor and 11 Democrats opposed, according to CNN. The bill then went through a procedural vote the next day and is now headed to the House.

“Elected officials do not get to pick and choose which laws they will obey,” said Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in a prepared statement. “Today’s action in the Senate helps ensure that Sheriffs and officials across Texas comply with federal immigration laws and honor Immigration and Custom Enforcement detainer requests that keep dangerous criminals off of our streets.”…

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Democratic Senators Line Up To Support Gorsuch Vote – Daily Caller
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Nine Democratic senators have publicly committed to holding a floor vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, almost assuring his confirmation.

Though Gorsuch will almost certainly be confirmed on a floor vote by the strength of the Republican majority alone, the GOP must attract a handful of Democratic senators to their side in the event of a filibuster.

There are, for the moment, 52 Republicans in the chamber. That number will, if only for a short time, fall to 51 when Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is installed as U.S. attorney general. Unlike other federal judicial nominees, Supreme Court nominees are subject to filibuster, which can only be ended with the support of 60 senators…

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Archaeologists Announce New Dead Sea Scrolls Discovery – WorldNetDaily

It hasn’t happened since 1956, but Israeli archaeologists are announcing the discovery of a new cave – the 12th so far – used by Jews of the Second Temple era to hide scrolls containing copies of the Hebrew Bible and other texts.

“This is one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries, and the most important in the last 60 years, in the caves of Qumran,” said Oren Gutfield of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology, co-discoverer with his colleague Ahiad Ovadia.

The discovery and excavation were part of “Operation Scroll,” a program of the Israel Antiquities Authority to systematically survey the Judean Desert to identify all its caves and to explore them.

The present find was the initiative of one Operation Scroll volunteer, Professor Randall Price who serves on the faculty of Liberty University, that brought about the excavation of the cave that had been briefly examined in 1993.

Price received permission last year for the excavation he helped carry out with Liberty University volunteers last month with Gutfield and Ovadia.

The new discovery, designated Q12, revealed that at one time, the cave had contained scrolls but all had been looted, as determined by a pair of iron pickax heads from the 1950s found at the site…

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New York Times Admits They Cooked The Numbers To Keep Gosnell Book Off Bestseller List – 100PercentFedUp
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Gosnell is the untold story of America’s most prolific serial killer. Authors Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer asked consumers to buy the book during the first week it was available in books stores and online, as book sales in the first week would count towards their goal of making the New York Times bestseller list. Within three days, they made an incredible announcement: “Gosnell – The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer is now sold out both on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!”

But guess whose book didn’t make the NYT’s bestseller list? And even more importantly, guess why it didn’t make the NYT’s bestseller list? If you guessed they kept it off the bestseller list because the book shines a light on the media cover-up of an unbelievably gruesome story about a real-life monster who killed babies in the most unimaginable way, you would be correct…

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Dumbass Arrested For Offering Girl Scouts Vodka For Cookies – American Mirror

An Oklahoma drunk was hauled off by Ardmore police after local Girl Scouts reported he tried to negotiate a deal: vodka for cookies.

Young girls with the local Girl Scouts were selling cookies inside a mall off Commerce and 12th streets around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, when they reported a middle-aged man stumbled up to their booth reeking of booze and offered an inappropriate proposal.

“They were trying to sell their Girl Scout cookies and apparently a male subject approached them, asked them if he could trade vodka for Girl Scout cookies,” Ardmore Police Capt. Keith Ingle told KXII.

Ingle said officers identified the subject as 45-year-old Jerry Swanson, who was allegedly so intoxicated he could hardly stand up straight.

“He didn’t have anything to say about it, he didn’t even know what they were talking about,” Ingle said. “He was unsteady on his feet and basically had to place him in the police car … barely able to walk.”

Police report none of the girls were harmed in the incident, though several locals were disgusted by the situation…

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Trump Breaks Ice With Chinese President, Sends Thank You Letter Seeking “Constructive Relationship” – Zero Hedge
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After a fiery start to his foreign policy overtures, Trump is gradually normalizing his approach to international diplomacy.

On the same day as relations with Mexico appeared to return to normal, following reports of an upcoming meeting between Rex Tillerson and his Mexican counterpart, and days ahead of the much anticipated summit with Japan’s PM Abe, Trump “broke the ice” with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a letter that marked the U.S. president’s first direct communication with the Chinese leader since he took office, in which he said he looked forward to working with him to develop relations.

Trump thanked Xi for a congratulatory letter and wished the Chinese people a happy Year of the Rooster, according to White House spokesman Sean Spicer…

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I Have Seen First-Hand The Abuse And Fraud In The U.S. Refugee Program – Mary Doetsch

I fully support President Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily halts admissions from the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and bans travel from nationals of countries that potentially pose a security risk to the United States; however, I don’t think the action goes far enough. Further, I believe there are many people throughout the country who feel the same way.

As a recently retired 25-year veteran of the U.S. Department of State who served almost eight years as a refugee coordinator throughout the Middle East, Africa, Russia and Cuba, I have seen first-hand the abuses and fraud that permeate the refugee program and know about the entrenched interests that fight every effort to implement much-needed reform.

Despite claims of enhanced vetting, the reality is that it is virtually impossible to vet an individual who has no type of an official record, particularly in countries compromised by terrorism. U.S. immigration officials simply rely on the person’s often rehearsed and fabricated “testimony.” I have personally seen this on hundreds of occasions.

As a refugee coordinator, I saw the exploitations, inconsistencies and security lapses in the program, and I advocated strongly for change. Nonetheless, during the past decade and specifically under the Obama administration, the Refugee Admissions Program continued to expand blindly, seemingly without concern for security or whether it served the best interests of its own citizens…

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Jeff Sessions Confirmed As Attorney General After Bitter Senate Fight – Washington Times
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The Senate approved Jeff Sessions as attorney general Wednesday, installing one of President Trump’s biggest backers at the head of the Justice Department after one of the nastiest confirmation battles in a generation.

Only a single Democrat joined Republicans in the 52-47 vote to confirm Mr. Sessions – a startling snub of a man they spent decades working with but whom they now assailed with thinly veiled accusations of racism and xenophobia.

Mr. Sessions’ to-do list at the department is already lengthy, with the defense of the president’s extreme vetting executive action and a host of other lawsuits piling up against Mr. Trump’s sanctuary city and regulatory policies…

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Senators Lee, Jordan And Meadows Call For Immediate Repeal Of ‘Deplorable’ Obamacare – Breitbart

Capitol Hill conservatives Sen. Mike Lee (R.-Utah), House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R.-N.C.), and Meadows’ HFC predecessor Rep. James Jordan (R.-Ohio) at a Heritage Foundation-sponsored event told reporters Congress should repeal the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act immediately.

At a minimum, Congress should follow through with the PPACA, or Obamacare repeal, that was passed through the budget reconciliation process in the last Congress and vetoed by President Barack Obama, Lee said.

“We still have a Congress that is controlled by the Republican Party, and we also have a White House, we have a Republican president, so we need to pass that,” Lee said. “If we can get something more aggressive than that? Then, great. But it certainly should not be anything less aggressive than what we were able to pass in 2015.”

Lee said he was not taken in by calls to delay the repeal, which was a promise to the American people.

Instead of waiting for Congress to build a new Obamacare before repealing Obamacare, the first step is to lock down repeal, he said.

It is important that the repeal bill pass in the next three or four months because there are so many items that Congress must deal with this year, Lee said…

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ISIS Puts $1M Bounty Of Danish Student’s Head For Killing 100 Muslim Terrorists – Gateway Pundit
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Meet Joanna Palani, the gorgeous 23-year-old Danish student who burst onto the world stage after reports of her combat performance began to surface.

While women in the United States were busy mocking President Trump by wearing pink “pussy hats,” Palani was busy killing ISIS militants. Just how many militants are we talking about? According to the Mirror, she has killed 100 militants in her role as a sniper while fighting in Iraq and Syria.

The Mirror also reports that she believes that she has a $1 Million bounty on her head from ISIS as a result.

Vice reports that Palani is an Iranian Kurd who was born in a UN refugee camp in Ramadi, Iraq in 1993, after her family was forced to flee their home during the Gulf War…

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92% Of Leftist Activists Live With Their Parents And One In Three Is Unemployed, Study Of Berlin Protesters Finds – Daily Mail

The vast majority of left-wing protesters arrested on suspicion of politically-fuelled offences in Berlin are young men who live with their parents, a new report found.

The figures, which were published in daily newspaper Bild revealed that 873 suspects were investigated by authorities between 2003 and 2013.

Of these 84 per cent were men, and 72 per cent were aged between 18 and 29.

More than half of the arrests were made in the Berlin districts of Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Mitte, mostly during demonstrations.

A third of them were unemployed, and 92 per cent still live with their parents.

The figures published in the Berlin newspaper said of the offences committed against a person, in four out of five cases the victims were police officers.

In 15 per cent of these cases, the victims were right wing activists.

The new figures were released by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV).

Between 2009 and 2013, the Bild report claims, left-wing assassins attempted to commit 11 murders…

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Busted: CNN Rigged Cruz-Sanders Debate, Caught Handing Out Questions To The Audience – Gateway Pundit
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CNN has been caught handing a out question to a member of the audience instructing her what to ask Ted Cruz during Tuesday nights debate with Bernie Sanders about the future of Obamacare.

The Question that was read by Carol Hardaway:

I have multiple sclerosis but could not afford insurance – without the treatment or medications i need, i had problems with walking, with my speech, and my vision. When the affordable care act was passed I moved from our home state of Texas because they refused to expand Medicaid to Maryland and within 2 weeks I started receiving treatments through Medicaid and am now well enough to work as a substitute teacher…

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U.S. Has Run Annual Trade Deficits For 41 Straight Years – CNS

With the United States running trade deficits in both goods and services combined and goods alone in 2016, the nation has not seen a trade surplus in any of the last 41 years, according to data published by the Census Bureau.

The last time the United States ran a trade surplus was 1975 – when Gerald Ford was president.

The Census Bureau has published historical data on annual U.S. trade balances going back to 1960. In 13 of the 16 years from 1960 through 1975, the U.S. ran goods-and-services trade surpluses and surpluses in the trade of goods (merchandise) alone.

But in each of the 41 years after 1975, according to data released by the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the U.S. has run both a merchandise trade deficit and a goods and services deficit.

In 1974, as measured by the Census Bureau, the U.S. ran a merchandise trade surplus of $3,884,000,000. Then in 1975, the nation ran an $9,551,000,000 merchandise trade surplus. In 1976, however, the merchandise trade balance went back into the red – with a deficit of $$7,820,000,000…

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Trump Slams Courts By Reading Federal Law On Illegal Aliens – Townhall
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Speaking to a conference crowd of local law enforcement officers and leaders in Washington Wednesday, President Trump slammed the courts for what he perceives as lawyering of straight forward immigration law the White House is using to justify his recent travel ban.

Standing at the lectern, Trump read aloud title eight, chapter 12 of U.S. Code which states: “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants, or impose on entry of aliens any restrictions may deem to be appropriate.”…

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Hundreds Of Immigrants Convicted And Not Deported Committed More Crimes, Even Murder – Miami Herald

At least 121 killings within a four-year span were carried out by convicted immigrants who were not deported, according to a 2015 U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee document recently reviewed by el Nuevo Herald.

Every year, federal immigration authorities release foreign nationals convicted of crimes – including murder – both because the U.S. Supreme Court has prohibited indefinite detention or because their countries refuse to take them back even after immigration judges have ordered deportation.

While the release of convicted immigrant criminals has been routine since the Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling 15 years ago, the practice is now in the national spotlight because President Donald Trump has made it imperative to deport immigrant convicts as quickly as possible lest they commit more crimes.

Research by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has elicited evidence that could be used to back Trump’s claim. A committee document contains comprehensive information from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about the number of immigrant convicts in the United States, their whereabouts, whether immigration authorities have succeeded in deporting them and whether they committed additional crimes after being released…

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Video Of Coretta Scott King Thanking Jeff Sessions For Rosa Parks Library Crushes Elizabeth Warren Racial Stunt – True Pundit
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Well, that was quick. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s racial stunt that sparked her removal from the senate floor Tuesday night proved even shorter than her time living in a teepee.

Warren attempted to use the words of Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr., to smear Sen. Jeff Sessions’ bid for Attorney General. Warren’s now warrant-less claim was that King’s wife’s words framed Sessions as a bigot.

But now a more recent video has surfaced where Coretta King in fact praises Sessions at the launching of the Rosa Parks Library and Museum…

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Senate Votes To Gag Elizabeth (Fauxcahontas) Warren After Anti-Sessions Outburst – Zero Hedge

Following a scathing speech against Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said Senator Elizabeth Warren had “impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama,” violating the so-called ‘Rule 19’. By a vote of 49-43, Senator Warren was then barred from speaking on the floor until Senator Sessions nomination debate is complete (likely tomorrow evening).

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), who was presiding over the the Senate during the Massachusetts Democrat’s speech – who at times was repeating words being said to him by GOP Senate floor staff – initially interrupted Warren to warn her that she was on the brink of violating the rule.

As The Hill reports, the drama on the Senate floor comes after McConnell interrupted Warren’s speech accusing her of breaking the upper chamber’s guidelines.

“The senator has impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama,” McConnell said from the Senate floor.

“I call the senator to order under the provisions of Rule 19.”

Under the Senate’s “Rule 19,” senators are not allowed to “directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator.”…

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Blogger Forced To Pay ‘Substantial Sum’ To Melania Trump In Defamation Lawsuit – Fox News
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A Maryland blogger has been forced to pay a “substantial sum” to Melania Trump as part of a settlement for a defamation lawsuit over an article containing unsubstantiated claims that the first lady once worked as an escort, her lawyers announced Tuesday.

“I posted an article on August 2, 2016 about Melania Trump that was replete with false and defamatory statements about her,” Webster Tarpley, the 71-year-old blogger, said in a statement by Trump’s attorneys, according to the Washington Post.

Trump’s legal team declined to provide the settlement amount. Tarpley, of Gaithersburg, didn’t respond to requests from the Washington Post for comment, but his lawyer confirmed a settlement had been reached…

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Second Swedish Police Officer Blows The Whistle On Migrant Crime Cover-Up – InfoWars

A second Swedish police officer has gone public to blow the whistle on how authorities are covering up a migrant crime wave just days after another top cop was reported as a “racist” for making similar comments.

Last week Peter Springare, police investigator and former deputy head of the division for serious crimes at the police in Örebro, made headlines after he wrote a Facebook post in which he detailed how the country was in “chaos” due to a never ending epidemic of serious crimes being committed by Muslim migrants.

Springare may now face charges under Sweden’s strict hate crime laws simply for accurately identifying the problem after he was reported to authorities over the remarks.

However, Springare has also received a deluge of support from both the public and his fellow police officers, one of whom came forward to validate his concerns.

In a Facebook message posted on a page set up to support Springare that currently has over 92,000 likes, Tomas Åsenlöv, a police officer for Greater Gothenburg, exposed how police have been told to implement a “Code 291” procedure in order to cover-up information about crimes committed by migrants…

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Betsy DeVos Confirmed As Education Secretary Despite RINO Traitors Voting With Democrats Against Her – Business Insider
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The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as the secretary of education on Tuesday in historic fashion, requiring Vice President Mike Pence to cast the tiebreaking vote.

The Senate split 50-50, with every Democratic member and Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voting to oppose DeVos. Pence’s vote was the first time in US history that a vice president has had to cast a tiebreaker for a Cabinet nominee.

The vote ended an uncharacteristically contentious confirmation process for a secretary of education. Typically, the position is confirmed without major opposition…

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Drunk Dude Wearing Pink Lingerie Arrested After Passing Out In Stolen Car, Booze And Guns Found In Vehicle – Tribune-Review

Daniel Marchese had a bad day Monday; it wasn’t much better for the University of Pittsburgh police officers who arrested him.

When police arrived at the busy Oakland intersection of Centre and Melwood avenues shortly before 4 p.m. Monday, Marchese, 51, was sitting in his tan Buick 4-door, nodding in and out of consciousness, according to a criminal complaint.

His sweatpants were down around his thighs, revealing both his pink lingerie and his exposed penis to a crowd at the bus stop where the car – still running and in drive – had come to a stop, Officer Michael Talvola wrote.

A paramedic flagged down by the crowd put the car in park and the keys on the roof, and police attempted to rouse Marchese, according to the complaint.

Marchese allegedly became combative, prompting Talvola to remove him from the car and handcuff him.

Talvola wrote in the criminal complaint, “When asked if he had identification (Marchese) said, “How about (expletive) you.”

Two other officers arrived, and while they tried to keep Marchese from stumbling into traffic, he suddenly went limp and became dead weight, according to the complaint. Once lowered to the ground, he tried kicking officers and rolling into traffic…

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High Schooler Mad At Patriots For Winning Super Bowl Threatens To Shoot Up school – WDAF
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A teenager upset over the New England Patriots’ victory in Super Bowl 51 is facing a felony charge for threatening his high school through a social media post. Prosecutors charged Jashon Taylor, 17, of making a terrorist threat, a class D felony.

A probable cause statement says Taylor was mad that the Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night, so on Snapchat he threatened to shoot up Belton High School. The court document states he said in part: “Bro i hate the patriots and every fan they have… OMG im f****n pissed. Let it be known im shooting Belton tomorrow or tuesday whenever i go back. Imma find every hoe bragging and blast them.”

One of Taylor’s Snapchat followers took a screenshot and emailed it to police. When officers went to Taylor’s home and asked if he knew why they were there, he replied: “It’s about what was posted on Snapchat.”…

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CBS Poll: Two-Thirds Of Democrats Say Islam, Christianity Equally Violent – Breitbart

Almost seven out 10 Democrats believe Islam “encourages violence… about the same as other religions,” according to a new CBS poll.

The trusting attitude towards Islam is revealed in the February 2017 poll follows 17 tumultuous years of attacks against Americans motivated or shaped by Islamic ideology throughout the United States – from the 9/11 atrocity to the Pulse nightclub attack in Florida committed by an observant, orthodox Muslim man from a Muslim family.

Merely one-in-seven Democrats believe that Islam is more violent than other religions, such as Christianity, Mormonism, Judaism, and Buddhism. One-in-ten Democrats believe that Islam is less violent that other religions, according to the poll of 1,019 adults, which was taken Feb. 1 and Feb. 2.

In contrast, Republicans have a far colder view of Islam. Sixty-three percent of Republicans view Islam as aggressive compared to other religions, and only two percent view Islam as more pacific than other faiths.

Still, 25 percent of Republican voters believe Islam’s encouragement of violence is level with Christianity’s doctrines, including the Beatitudes passage, reported by Matthew: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”…

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Navy’s Depleted Aircraft Will Take Years To Rebuild After Obama-Era Defense Cuts – Washington Free Beacon
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The Navy’s aircraft arsenal is so depleted it would take several years to rebuild the fleet even if the Trump administration allotted the funding needed to repair inoperable aircraft, according to a policy expert and former Air Force pilot.

John Venable, a senior research fellow for defense policy at the Heritage Foundation, cited a report released Monday that found two-thirds of the Navy’s strike fighter jets are unable to fly due to maintenance problems exacerbated by several years of military budget cuts.

Thirty-five percent of grounded fighter planes are waiting for parts, while 27 percent are undergoing major depot work, according to the report published by Defense News. A full 62 percent of F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet strike fighters are out of service, a concerning figure because of the essential role the planes fill in the fleet’s combat power…

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Australians Turn Against Prime Minister After His Spat With President Trump – Your News Wire

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball’s disastrous phone call with President Trump might have thrust him into the international spotlight, but polls show “embarrassed” Australian voters have turned against him in droves since the incident.

Pundits say Australians are embarrassed their Prime Minister used his first phone call with President Trump to air his dirty laundry in public and attempt to push thousands of unwanted refugees on their closest ally, the United States.

Support for Turnball’s Liberal-National coalition has nosedived to it’s lowest point since he took office, slumping a huge 4% overnight to 35%, according to a Newspoll conducted Feb. 2-5, published in the Australian newspaper.

Bloomberg reports: The government trails the main opposition Labor party 54 percent to 46 percent on a two-party preferred basis.

Turnbull has started the year under pressure at home and abroad. Trump last week railed against a “dumb deal” that Australia signed with the Obama administration to send more than 1,000 refugees to the U.S. for resettlement. His performance on domestic matters is also under scrutiny amid mounting signs of fiscal weakness…

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Babbling Moron Maxine Waters Thinks Putin Invaded Korea – Daily Wire
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Rep. Maxine Waters is a little confused these days. She wants to impeach President Trump, of course, but she might not have the best reasons.

The mouthy 78-year-old career politician – she’s been drawing a taxpayer check since 1976! – spent Monday trying to present a case for why Democrats could push for Trump’s removal from office.

“This man is questionable,” Water said.

“How can a president who is acting the manner he is acting – whether he’s talking about the travel ban, the way he’s targeted Muslims, or whether he’s talking about his relationship to [Vladimir] Putin and the Kremlin and knowing that they have hacked our DCCC and the DNC,” she said, referring to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic National Committee…

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France: Anti-Christian Attacks Rise 245 Percent – Breitbart

While racist, anti-Muslim, and anti-Semitic attacks have seen a huge fall since 2008, those on Christian places of worship more than doubled in this period of time, France’s interior ministry reported last week.

Having documented a record number of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim attacks in 2015, the French government spent €100 million on a huge anti-populist campaign to reduce Islamophobia, racism, and anti-Semitism.

Subsequently, racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Muslim attacks fell sharply in 2016 with the former seeing a decline of 58.5 per cent and the latter a drop of 57.6 per cent. These attacks are defined as being fires, violence, degradation, and threats – comments, inscriptions, insulting letters.

In this year, attacks on Christian places of worship have increased by 17.4 per cent in 2016 compared to 2015. Racist attacks, meanwhile, dropped by 23.7 per cent (608 versus 797).

The sharp drop in incidents of an Islamophobic or anti-Semitic nature was welcomed by the French government, who credited the figures as the “fruit of the government’s action plan”.

“Thanks to an unprecedented mobilisation of state services, we have already achieved very encouraging results, as evidenced by the figures for 2016. This gives us much satisfaction”, said interior minister Bruno Le Roux…

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Nancy Pelosi Says She Can’t Work With ‘President Bush’ – Washington Free Beacon
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A day after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) was drilled by Meet The Press host Chuck Todd on whether her party’s leadership was out of touch with the current political climate the nearly three-decade veteran of Congress mistakenly referred to President Donald Trump as “President Bush.”

“While its only been a couple of weeks since the inauguration, we’ve seen nothing that I can work with President Bush on,” said Pelosi during a Monday press conference.

It appears that members standing behind Pelosi noticed the mistake but chose not to correct or interrupt her. It remains unclear, however, exactly which “President Bush” the minority leader was referring to…

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College Pledges To Hire Professors Based On Skin Color, Mandates Social Justice Workshops – College Fix

A women’s college is planning to hire new professors based on the color of their skin because of the “demonstrated benefits” of nonwhite faculty.

Whether such faculty benefit the college enough to be paid for a full teaching load remains to be seen, however.

After a year of deliberation, the Barnard College Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion released a set of draft recommendations last week with the aim of improving “representation, inclusion, and social justice” in the classroom and on campus.

Beyond hiring a new C-level official to oversee diversity efforts, the recommendations include mandatory social justice workshops for all community members and extra academic support specifically for racial minorities.

The effort is so expensive that Barnard, which is affiliated with Columbia University, will have to launch a new fundraising campaign to pull it off, as the recommendations acknowledge.

Everyone ‘will be expected to participate’

The task force was created to “increase the representation of students, faculty, and staff from historically underrepresented and socially distinctive backgrounds” and to “create a campus-wide culture and commitment that values diversity.”…

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Anti-Trump Protester Accused Of Blocking Ambulance Rushing Critically Ill Patient To Hospital – Law Newz
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State Police in New Haven, Connecticut reportedly have their hands full with demonstrations against the new president. The latest “fad” in protesting seems to be trying to shut down busy highways and other streets. It is a practice that can have potentially deadly consequences and posses safety risks to both motorists and protesters. And over the weekend, we saw how it can potentially have an impact on a critically ill patient trying to get to a hospital.

The State Police say 66-year-old Norman Clement led a large anti-Trump rally on Interstate 95 over the weekend. The protesters were expressing displeasure over Trump immigration policy by apparently building their own human wall to block traffic…

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Why Dems Love Suicidal Immigration Policies – David Kupelian

In “The Snapping of the American Mind,” I comprehensively prosecute the case that not only is what we call “the left” irrational and basically insane, but it is also driving millions of Americans right over the edge – into extreme anger, faux victimhood, violence, depression, debauchery, addiction, despair and suicide.

The recent hysterical overreaction to President Trump’s executive order temporarily restricting travel from countries known to be terrorist hotbeds illustrates the madness currently consuming many Americans.

First, a reality check: Of all the destructive trends gripping America in recent decades – from ever-expanding government funded by unrepayable debt, to a godless culture glorifying sexual anarchy, to universities morphing into far-left brainwashing centers – none is more disastrous, indeed suicidal, than the way America has been dealing with immigration.

That’s why Donald Trump – echoing Ronald Reagan, who said, “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation” – made immigration, both legal and illegal, his signature issue.

Our nation’s staggeringly perverse immigration policies exert a negative impact on virtually every other big problem Americans face – from an increase in homicides, rapes, robberies, assaults and shootings in our cities, to corruption of our election system, to ever-more-frequent Islamic mass-terror attacks within the U.S., to a degradation of the American identity itself…

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Boston Globe Prints Fake News In Super Bowl Blunder – Howie Carr
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There’s fake news and then there’s FAKE NEWS!

Today’s early edition Boston Globe made a historic blunder with its Super Bowl coverage, running the headline: A BITTER END.

Above it is “Super Bowl LI.” LI meaning “51” in Roman numerals, but now it has another meaning, wouldn’t you say? You can’t have a LIE without LI.

These fake-news collectors’ items are on sale all over Florida. If you’re reading this in at least some parts of the Sunshine State, you can probably still buy one at your local Publix supermarket. (Not in Palm Beach – my neighbor just bought all five copies for me.)…

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Looting, Rape And Murder Break Out In Streets Of Espirito Santo, Brazil After Military Police Go On Strike – Daily Mail

Brazilian troops are being deployed in the state of Espírito Santo after looting, rape and murders broke out after military police went on strike.

The chaos has been compared to the 2014 thriller film The Purge, where people take advantage of the absence of law and order to carry out horrific crimes.

With officers staging a walk-out over conditions, thugs are running riot, with people running rampant with guns and machetes, shops being robbed, buses set on fire and dead bodies are left lying in the street.

The Brazilian federal government today ordered troops into the city of Vitoria, north east of Rio de Janeiro, which has been left at the mercy of criminals.

The defence ministry said soldiers were being sent in ‘due to the serious public safety situation’.

Brazil’s Defence Minister Raul Jungmann visited Vitoria today on a fact-finding mission.

Police officers have been blockading police stations in protest against unpaid salaries since Saturday.

The acting governor of Espirito Santo state, Cesar Colnago, had earlier begged President Michel Temer ‘to send the National Force and the army to safeguard the security of citizens’…

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California Senate Leader Admits: “Half Of My Family” In Country Illegally With “False Social Security Cards” – Zero Hedge
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In testimony provided before the California Senate’s Public Safety Committee, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) decided to admit that “half of his family” is residing in the United States illegally and with the possession of falsified Social Security Cards and green cards. Lest you think we’re exaggerating, here is the exact quote:

“…I can tell you half of my family would be eligible for deportation under [President Donald Trump’s] executive order, because if they got a false Social Security card, if they got a false identification, if they got a false driver’s license prior to us passing AB60, if they got a false green card, and anyone who has family members, you know, who are undocumented knows that almost entirely everybody has secured some sort of false identification. That’s what you need to survive, to work. They are eligible for massive deportation.”…

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Report: Leftist Minimum Wage Hikes Will Lead To 1.8 Million Job Losses – Washington Free Beacon

Minimum wage increases over the next several years will result in 1.8 million job losses, according to a report from the American Action Forum.

By July of this year, 22 states and the District of Columbia will have implemented minimum wage increases. In just 2017 alone, wage increases will lead to 383,000 job losses.

While the goal of increasing the minimum wage is to increase earnings for low-income individuals, the report finds that the additional earnings transferred from the job losers to the job keepers is minimal. For example, minimum wage hikes are projected to increase earnings by only $6,900, which would be split among all employees affected by the increase.

“While proposals to raise the minimum wage are well intended, it is important to consider the negative labor market consequences,” the report states. “A 10 percent increase in the real minimum wage is associated with a 0.3 to 0.5 percentage-point decline in the net job growth rate.”

“As a result, three years later employment becomes 0.7 percent lower than it would have been absent the minimum wage increase,” the report states.

In just 2017, minimum wage increases will lead to 1,000 eliminated jobs in Vermont to 109,000 job losses in New York…

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Tom Brady Orchestrates Greatest Comeback In Super Bowl History As Patriots Beat Falcons 34-28 In Overtime – WBZ
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What better way to claim the “Greatest of All-Time” title than with the greatest Super Bowl comeback of all time?

What was a horrible start turned into an unbelievable end for the New England Patriots, as they won Super Bowl LI 34-28 – the first Super Bowl to go to overtime. They erased deficits of 21-0 and 28-3 against the Atlanta Falcons and their high-powered offense, scoring 31 unanswered points to pull off an incredible comeback.

It’s the fifth Super Bowl win for Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. Brady completed 43 of his 62 passes for 466 yards and two touchdowns, and is now the first quarterback with five Super Bowl victories.

“I’m so proud of our guys, our coaches, the team. That was unbelievable what we accomplished this season,” Brady said after the victory…

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Families Sue NYC For Reporting Them To Child Services When They Homeschool – The Federalist

New York City mother Tanya Acevedo received a home visit from Child Protective Services at 7 p.m. this winter. They were investigating her for “educational neglect” because she had legally withdrawn her child from the public system to homeschool.

After Tanya let them in, a CPS investigator insisted that they interview her child in private, and inspected their apartment, including a look inside Tanya’s refrigerator – standard practice for a home under investigation for “neglect.” The officer left Tanya with stern instructions to produce documents and her child the next day at the CPS office.

Tanya called the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) for help. After many calls navigating the New York Public School District’s bureaucracy – and another visit from CPS – her case was closed. She had followed all the applicable laws to withdraw her son from public schools and begin homeschooling. The school district had not recorded the paperwork she’d filed, so her son began accruing “absences” that eventually triggered the CPS investigation.

“Even though the school knew that Tanya had filed a notice of intent to homeschool, it reported her to CPS for ‘educational neglect’ because its policy required it to do so after so many ‘absences’ had accrued,” writes Jim Mason, HSLDA’s vice president of litigation…

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Previously-Deported Illegal Alien Murderer Arrested In Taxas For Raping Woman In Car With Toddler In Back Seat – Daily Caller
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Juan Lopez was deported to Mexico in 2009 after serving a prison sentence for a 1987 homicide. Lopez, 46, returned to the U.S. and was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in Austin, Texas on Thursday for sexual assault.

Lopez allegedly raped a woman in a car while her toddler was in the back seat, KXAN Austin reported Friday.

According to the affidavit, Lopez asked a woman he knew to drop him off at an unknown location nearly three weeks ago. Lopez allegedly threatened the woman’s life if she didn’t have sex with him, and when she said that her toddler was in the car, he replied, “I don’t give a damn.”…

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Non-Russian Democrats Suspected Of Accessing House Intelligence Committee Computers – Independent Sentinel

In light of last year’s email hacks, this is very interesting. Three brothers were relieved of their IT duties for possibly accessing congressional computers, including Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s computer network. Abid, Imran and Jamal Awan have worked for dozens of departments in the House of Representatives.

Do you feel safe? Our security services look like buffoons if this is true.

The brothers who managed information technology for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers might have accessed congressional computers without permission.

Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

The committees that employed these brothers deal with many of the nation’s most sensitive issues, information and documents, including those related to the war on terrorism.

Also among those whose computer systems may have been compromised is Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida Democrat who was previously the target of a disastrous email hack when she served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 campaign…

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UC Berkeley Thug Who Beat Conservatives And Bragged About It Online Is University Staff Member – Gateway Pundit
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A UC Berkeley rioter and thug who bragged online about beating conservatives outside the Milo Yiannopoulos speech on Wednesday night – works at the university.

Dabney Miller, a staff member at the UC Berkeley, bragged about how he beat conservatives. He posted images of one man he knocked to the ground and pummeled with his fists before someone pulled him away.

Dabney Miller draws a paycheck from the UC Berkeley administration.

On Wednesday Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at UC Berkeley – the historical home of the free speech movement.

Violent far left rioters and goons shut the talk down…

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Seattle Judge Wrong, Overreached With Nationwide Injunction On Travel Ban – Robert Barnes

Two different courts, on opposite coasts, ruled in opposite directions on Friday. A Boston federal court affirmed Trump’s executive order as “bona fide”; a Seattle federal court enjoined it. Both spoke to requests for “nationally” effective rulings. Can federal courts give conflicting directions to government employees? Did Homeland predict this in their screenplays?

The Seattle decision overstepped the traditional boundaries of district court authority, especially when sister courts are ruling on the same issues. Both the Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit warned against issuing a national order in just these kind of cases.

Unlike state courts, federal courts enjoy the possibility of national reach in their decision. Due to the risk of conflicting decisions within the courts, venue-shopping by litigants (note how the ACLU, CAIR and the Attorney Generals aren’t suing in any Trump states), and the interference with the executive branch of government in their daily duties, the Supreme Court established precedents – precedents being what constitutes “evidence” for lawyers about what the law says – to limit this problem from occurring.

First, the Supreme Court warned against issuing any relief not individually and specifically necessary to the plaintiffs before the court. Califano v. Yamasaki, 442 U.S. 682, 702 (1979)…

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Drug Dealer Freed Early From Life Sentence By Obama Back In Jail – MYSA
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A San Antonio man who was freed from life in prison by President Barack Obama is back behind bars after allegedly crashing his vehicle into another motorist and undercover police cars while fleeing from a drug deal Thursday.

Robert M. Gill, 68, whose life sentence for cocaine and heroin distribution conspiracy was commuted by Obama and expired in 2015, was profiled last year in the Express-News about his readjustment to life on the outside.

Jailed from the time of his arrest in 1990, Gill earned a legal education inside prison libraries and successfully petitioned the then-president for a second chance after his court appeals were exhausted…

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Fake Hate Crime: Wisconsin College Student Put Anti-Muslim Graffiti On Own Door – Breitbart

A student at a Wisconsin college was arrested for defacing his own dorm room door with anti-Muslim graffiti in order to get attention, according to police.

Officials at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, were shocked when a student, 20-year-old Michael Kee, reported that anti-Muslim threats appeared on his door and on a wall outside his dorm room. The student told police he felt he was being threatened over his religion and ethnicity.

Police initially treated the incident as a hate crime, but after an investigation they determined that the student had perpetrated a fraud and painted the graffiti himself, according to WQRF.

Officials now say the student was affected by the outpouring of support a Jewish student recently received when he was a victim of a threatening note pushed under his door. Police said Kee “observed how the Beloit College community had come together after the first reported incident and wanted similar attention.”

The police added that Kee’s fraudulent hate crime would only served to “de-legitimize” victims of real hate crimes…

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David Horowitz On Left-Wing Fascist Rioters: “Throw Them In Jail Where They Belong” – Frontpage
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Freedom Center founder David Horowitz and Washington Times staff writer Charlie Hurt appeared on Fox News with Lou Dobbs to discuss whether President Trump should defund the University of California, Berkeley over the rioting Wednesday night that prevented Milo Yiannopoulos from delivering a Freedom Center-sponsored speech demanding the end of “sanctuary campuses” that harbor illegal aliens.

Milo’s address, which was canceled amid violent mob attacks, fire-setting, and wanton property destruction, had been scheduled to mark the launch of the Freedom Center’s #nosanctuarycampusforcriminals campaign.

Who is responsible for that rioting? Horowitz, author of the new book Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America, points the finger at former Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano, now the President of the UC system, as well as a “seditious” Democratic Party besieging the Trump administration…

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Federal Judge Unblocks Trump Travel Ban, Asks “Where Does It Say Muslim Countries?” – Zero Hedge

As we detailed earlier, in a blow to every mainstream media news outlet (and likely hurting a lot of feelings), President Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries will take effect in Boston on Sunday after a federal judge refused to extend a temporary ruling blocking its enforcement.

As Bloomberg reports, the decision by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton on Friday dealt a setback to rights advocates who argued that blocking people from seven nations in the Middle East was unconstitutional. Gorton was weighing whether to extend a seven-day order blocking parts of Trump’s Executive Order.

The case, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of several affected immigrants, is one of several that followed Trump’s Jan 27 order, which roiled global travel by barring entry to the U.S. of citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Individuals, organizations, politicians and some states called it unconstitutional religious discrimination against Muslims.

As GMA News Onine reports, U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton on Friday asked Matthew Segal, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) representing the plaintiffs in the Boston case…

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U.S. Military Convoy Seen Flying Trump Flag On Virginia Highway – USA Politics Today
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Trump is adored and loved by our service man! Also our police and our border control officers are in pure love affair with our new great president! Look what our soldiers from Virginia just did for president Trump!

Steve Thompson was on his way to pick up some feed for his goat farm Sunday morning when he noticed an impressive-looking military convoy and started filming.

When he neared the lead vehicle in the convoy, the 32-year-old Shepherdsville, Ky., man noticed something else: A large blue and white Trump campaign flag.“I just thought it was just a bunch of military vehicles,” Thompson, who was driving near Louisville at the time, told the Lexington Herald Leader…

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New Report Exposes 6 Top Republicans On George Soros’ Payroll – UFP

In a report just out, some major Republicans have been caught suckling at the teat of George Soros. The report accessed financial records from the Soros Fund and found that not only was the former Nazi Socialist financing most of the Democrat liberal nut jobs in our government, but that it was also stroking some 13 different Republicans.

A non-profit, non-partisan research group which is based out of Washington D. C. has published a list which looks like a list of Who’s Who in the Republican Party. Of course at the top of the list are some names that you will recognize from recent events. You know the jerks that keep going behind our Presidents back and trying to make him look bad, or are withholding their full support from his programs.

At the top of the list is our old friend the Vietnam War Hero, Sen. John McCain, who seems intent in stabbing his country in the back just like the good old days. Another of the treasonous group is of course, Marco “which way is the wind blowing” Rubio, followed closely by Paul “no tax relief” Ryan, and John “I should have been the nominee” Kasich.

But the Soros list also includes other names which explain a lot, like everyone’s favorite Bush, Jeb. You can also quickly find John Boehner and the ever compromising Lindsey Graham…

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Deranged Woman Tries To Run Over Cop, Blames… Wait For It… Donald Trump – Hartford Courant
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A Harwinton woman intentionally tried to run over an officer Thursday because she was mad at police and angry that Donald Trump is president, state police said.

Eileen Marie Pierce, 58, of Garden Lane was faces charges of criminal attempt at first-degree assault, attempted assault on a police officer and reckless driving, according to court clerks.

Judge Richard Dyer ordered Pierce held on $150,000 bond in her brief court appearance Friday, citing her potential danger to police officers and others.

Peter Matthews, a public defender representing Pierce on Friday, said his client has serious mental health issues, for which she was being treated at the time of the incident…

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Judge Dismisses $4 Million Lawsuit By Leftist Pundit Who Trump Called A ‘Real Dummy’ – Law Newz

The target of a Donald Trump insult attack on Twitter fought back by filing a lawsuit against the President-elect, alleging his tweets damaged her reputation, cost her televisions appearances and subjected her to bullying. The lawsuit, filed last year by Cheri Jacobs, demanded $4 million in damages. If Trump was concerned, perhaps he is breathing a bit easier tonight after the case was dismissed by a Manhattan Judge on Tuesday who wrote that the First Amendment protects Trump’s right to hurl insults on Twitter.

The two tweets at the center of the lawsuit stemmed from an appearance Jacobus made on CNN back in February when she reportedly claimed his campaign was less than transparent about its finances.

Trump seemingly did not care for the remarks, so he unloaded on Jacobus:

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Great job on @donlemon tonight @kayleighmcenany @cherijacobus begged us for a job. We said no and she went hostile. A real dummy! @CNN

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Really dumb @CheriJacobus. Begged my people for a job. Turned her down twice and she went hostile. Major loser, zero credibility!

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A copy of the opinion written by Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe was obtained by The Associated Press late Tuesday…

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Machete-Weilding Muslim Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ Shot By French Soldier At Louvre – Fox News
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A machete-wielding man shouting “Allahu akbar” three times attacked four French soldiers Friday inside a shopping mall beneath the Louvre Museum in Paris before one soldier shot him, investigators said.

French President Francois Hollande said it was “no doubt” an act of terror. One of the soldiers suffered minor injuries, and the attacker – shot five times in the stomach – was seriously wounded. A military spokesman said the soldiers tried to fight him off before opening fire.

Prosecutor Francois Molins said the attacker came to Paris on a tourist visa on Jan. 26 and bought two military machetes at a gun store in the city two days later…

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Australia’s Refugees Are Not America’s Problem – Kyle Sammin

On Wednesday night, the foreign policy world was atwitter over reports of a heated phone call between President Trump and the prime minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, about refugees intercepted while trying to enter Australia. The media ran with the story. Conflict gets clicks, after all. But while news reports focused on the controversy and chaos that came from this dust-up with our antipodean ally, the underlying question is strangely untouched: why should the United States accept refugees from Australia?

Accepting refugees from Syria and Iraq is a more straightforward question, whether you agree with it or not. Someone leaving those countries and arriving here is exiting a war-torn hell hole and entering a paradise.

Even sharing the burden of refugee resettlement makes some sense when you consider that many Near Eastern refugees cannot get themselves to the United States and are packed into teeming camps in nearby Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. Those countries are poorer than ours and lack the capacity to house millions of newly homeless foreigners. Other states with more money and room (like the Gulf Arab states) might be expected to help out…

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Comcast Executives Push Employees To Protest Trump’s Popular Immigration Reform – Breitbart
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NBC’s corporate parent, Comcast, is joining the corporate backlash against President Donald Trump’s popular immigration reform, partly prodded by the company’s Indian-born Chief Technology Officer, Sree Kotay.

The company provided employers at its Philadelphia headquarters time off on Thursday to protest Trump’s popular policy, which is designed to reduce the inflow of costly refugees and to exclude migrants carrying “hostile attitudes.” Company protests were also expected in Washington D.C., New York and California.

Trump’s new policy seeks to exclude people who:

do not support the Constitution, or those who would place violent ideologies over American law…

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Trump Imposes New Sanctions On Iran Over Ballistic Missile Test – Bloomberg

Iran carried out further missile tests during an annual military exercise, a day after President Donald Trump imposed fresh sanctions on a raft of individuals and companies in response to the country test-firing a ballistic rocket last week.

The country successfully tested a range of land-to-land missiles and radar systems during the drills in a 35,000 square-kilometer stretch of desert in the northern Iranian province of Semnan, the semi-official Tasnim agency reported Saturday, citing Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ aerospace division.

“If the enemy falls out of line, our missiles will pour down on them,” the brigadier general was cited as telling reporters on the sidelines of the military trials, without referring to any particular nations. Any threats made by the U.S. against Iran were “nonsensical,” Tasnim cited him as saying.

The Treasury Department published a list Friday of 13 individuals and 12 entities facing new restrictions for supporting the missile program, having links to terrorism or providing support for Iran’s hard-line Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The entities include companies based in Tehran, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and China…

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Trump Signs Executive Order To Rip Up Dodd-Frank ‘Disaster’ – Daily Caller
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President Donald Trump signed executive orders Friday that begin the process of rolling back two major Wall Street regulations: the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the Department of Labor’s retirement advice rule, also known as the “fiduciary rule.”

The first action orders a thorough review of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act enacted in 2010 under the Obama Administration following the housing crisis of 2007.

Dodd-Frank was originally intended to increase transparency by implementing a consistent set of regulations aimed at closing loopholes and making firms accountable for their own mistakes…

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‘Clock Boy’ Gets Clock Cleaned In Free-Speech Victory – WorldNetDaily

There’s more trouble for “Clock Boy,” Ahmed Mohamed, and his father, Mohamed Mohamed.

They apparently will have to pay the attorneys’ fees, court costs and “other expenses” of at least one of the personalities they sued when the youngster brought what looked like a bomb to his public school and was suspended.

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro posted a judge’s ruling in the case brought by Mohamed Mohamed against him, the Blaze, Glenn Beck, Center for Security Policy, Jim Hanson, Fox News, Ben Ferguson and others.

“Clock Boy case falls apart like a pencil box filled with clock parts,” Shapiro tweeted in celebration.

The Mohameds sued for “defamation” after their son’s incident became the talk of the nation.

He brought a hoax clock bomb to his Irving, Texas, school in late 2015 and caused a scare. He was arrested and suspended, but then turned the incident around, gaining favors from the famous, including an invitation to the White House from then-President Obama.

WND reported several weeks ago that the judge had dismissed the case against some of the other defendants, but there was no immediate word at that time on sanctions against the Mohameds except that the defendants were requesting them…

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House Votes To Undo Obama-Era Gun Control Rule – Washington Examiner
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The House on Thursday voted to undo an Obama-era rule that Republicans said wrongly blocked certain people from buying guns.

The rule, approved in the wake of the 2012 massacre of kindergartners in Newtown, Conn., expanded whose names must automatically be entered into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, thereby preventing them from buying a gun.

Under the rule, anyone with a mental disability receiving Social Security Administration benefits and requiring third-party assistance with their finances is barred from purchasing firearms…

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NAACP Chapter Led By Embezzler Is Overseen By Convicted Murderer – Daily Caller

A high-ranking NAACP official convicted of murder threatened to “fire back” if The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group (TheDCNF) reported that a new branch president under his oversight embezzled from the previous nonprofit that he ran.

Gerald Hankerson, president of the Alaska, Oregon and Washington State regional NAACP, told TheDCNF he wasn’t “authorizing” the disclosure because it “strikes a blow to the NAACP by indicating that we allow criminals at the leadership.”

Hankerson himself was sentenced to life in prison for aggravated murder and spent 23 years in prison before being granted leniency because he, in the governor’s words, “accepted full responsibility of his conduct,” but now claims he is innocent.

TheDCNF reported Thursday that the Anchorage, Alaska, branch of the NAACP in November elected Kevin McGee, who had been convicted of using his previous position as president of a government employees union to steal from, as a court document put it, “the very people he was supposed to represent.” In a victim impact statement, the union called McGee “an opportunistic thief who has shown no remorse.”…

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Berkeley Blowback: Milo Book Sales Soar 12,740% Overnight – Zero Hedge
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Following the violent anti-free-speech protests in Berkeley, California last night – sparked by cal’s special snowflakes hurt feelings at the potential words that would come out of Milo Yiannopoulos’ mouth during a sold-out event – it appears America’s curiousity has been piqued.

Sales of Milo’s book have increased 12,740% overnight sending it rocketing from 642nd to 5th ranked best-seller on Amazon. Pretty impressive considering the book is not even released until March 14th 2017.

So despite all the best efforts of the liberal intelligentsia to shut down his ‘free-speech’ last night – hurting the feelings of 600 conservatives who were looking forward to the event – we suspect a lot more than 600 Americans are now about to get a crash course in how Milo thinks…

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Washington Post Forced To Make Embarrassing Correction After Reporting Trump Threatened to ‘Invade Mexico’ – IJR

After highlighting an Associated Press story that claimed President Donald Trump had threatened the president of Mexico with invasion to get rid of “bad hombres,” The Washington Post has had to walk back that claim.

But not before the story spread widely via Time Magazine, Mic, Mother Jones, Vox, and many other publications.

The story about the “threatened invasion of Mexico” was contained in a larger story about another reportedly testy conversation President Trump had with the Prime Minister of Australia.

The AP story had no named sourcing and contained responses by the Mexican government that the claim was “absolutely false” and “did not occur.” Despite this, the story ran with the headline:

“Trump to Mexico: Take care of ‘bad hombres’ or US might”

The Washington Post ran with it. Then things blew up, and this Pulitzer Prize winner was beguiled by the notion that President Trump would suggest an invasion…

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Veteran-Owned Coffee Company Vows To Hire 10,000 Veterans To Counter Starbucks’ Refugee Vow – Liberty News Now
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Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz reacted to President Trumps temporary travel ban from refugees from seven nations by vowing to hire 10,000 refugees.

The move, which was clearly political in nature and designed from a supporter of Hillary Clinton, did not go over well with “red state” Americans.

One of those Americans is Evan Hafer, founder of Black Rifle Coffee Company.

Evan started out in the National Guard then transitioned to active duty as a Special Forces operator. The coffee lover then went civilian and contracted with the State Department and the CIA throughout the War on Terror…

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GOP Suspends Rules Again To Approve Trump’s EPA Pick After Democrat Boycott – New York Post

A Senate committee on Thursday cleared Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency despite Democrats boycotting the vote for a second day.

Republicans on the Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously agreed to suspend the rules to allow for a vote without any Democrats present.

Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) called the Democratic boycott “disappointing.”

“We will not allow it to obstruct,” he added. “We had an election last November. The people spoke and now it is time to set up a functioning government and that includes a functioning EPA.”

It’s the second time this week GOP-led committees had to toss out the rules to respond to boycotting Democrats.

The Senate Finance Committee earlier circumvented the rules to approve Steven Mnuchin for Treasury secretary and Tom Price for health and human services secretary. Rules required that at least one Democrat be present for committee business, but Democrats failed to show up at the Finance Committee for two consecutive days…

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Australian PM Corrects MSM Fake News Story: No, Trump Did Not Hang Up On Me, Our Conversation Ended Cordially – Sky News
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Donald Trump has blasted as ‘dumb’ a refugee deal between Australia and the United States, but Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is confident the president won’t backflip on their agreement.

An explosive tweet from Mr Trump has once again cast doubt on the deal, in which the US would take refugees currently held on Manus Island and Nauru in return for Australia accepting refugees from Central America.

‘Do you believe it? The Obama Administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!’ the U.S. president tweeted on Thursday…

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Fake News Update: Trump Didn’t Ease Russia Sanctions, Obama Did – Fire Andrea Mitchell

Another fake news media story about Donald Trump easing sanctions on Russia has been shot down by the truth. Earlier the media, like the New York Times was claiming that Donald Trump eased some sanctions on Russia via the Treasury Department. The fake news story about Trump easing sanctions on Russia was first reported by Reuters and spread on social media by the New York Times. Here is the original tweet:

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Trump’s Treasury Department eases sanctions on Russian intelligence agency http://reut.rs/2jHGExD via

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Then hours later, after backlash and the truth being revealed, Eric Llpton had to backtrack on his false claim of Trump easing sanctions on Russia and admitting it was actually Obama who eased the sanctions.

The media will stop at nothing to try and smear Trump, get the Russia collusion story going again, or just try anything to smear him. Pathetic, really after what the left wing progressives did last night in Berkeley. That isn’t too big of a story in these left wing rags. But Obama policies on Russia that are attributed to Trump are YUGE stories…

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ICE ‘Most Wanted Fugitive’ Captured In New Jersey – ICE
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Newark Fugitive Operations team officers arrested one of ERO’s most wanted fugitives Tuesday.

Javier Atlixqueno-Vaquero, 37, a citizen of Mexico, was arrested late Tuesday night after ERO identified Vaquero leaving his residence. Atlixqueno is a convicted felon for the crimes of sexual assault with a minor, felony sale of hallucinogen/narcotic controlled substance, and felony failure to appear.

He was ordered removed by an immigration judge May 7, 2004 and was removed from the U.S. to Mexico May 19, 2004. Atlixqueno unlawfully re-entered the U.S. at an unknown date…

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Texas Governor Abbott Cuts Off $1.8 Million In Grants To ‘Sanctuary County’ – The Hill

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has cut funding to Travis County, the home of the city of Austin, following through on a threat to block state grants over a new sheriff’s refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Abbott’s office said Monday it would cancel $1.8 million in grants to law enforcement programs in the county, the state capital and the University of Texas’s flagship campus. The governor said he is asking state agencies to identify other grants to the county that he could also block.

The cuts come as Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez, newly elected in November, begins implementing a new policy blocking deputies from asking anyone they apprehend about their immigration status. Hernandez has also said her office will not hold undocumented immigrants in county jails after they complete sentences for minor crimes, even if asked by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

The so-called sanctuary policy enraged Abbott, who threatened to cut state funding if Hernandez went ahead with plans to implement the policy beginning Wednesday. In a letter to Hernandez last week, Abbott called the policy “dangerous,” “shortsighted,” “reckless” and “frivolous.”…

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Trump Threatens To Block Berkeley Federal Funding After Left-Wing, Domestic Terrorists Riot At Milo Event – Breitbart
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President Donald Trump reacted to the massive rioting at UC-Berkeley in response to a scheduled campus speech by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos.

“If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?” Trump wrote on Twitter early Thursday morning.

News of the rioting made cable news last night as students smashed ATMs and bank windows, looted a Starbucks, beat Trump supporters, pepper sprayed innocent individuals, and set fires in the street. Others spray painted the words “Kill Trump” on storefronts…

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In Defense Of Religious Liberty, Trump Vows To Repeal Johnson Amendment – Washington Free Beacon

President Donald Trump vowed to repeal the Johnson Amendment during the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday.

The Johnson Amendment puts limits on the political activities of non-profit organizations, such as endorsing or opposing political candidates.

The amendment applies primarily to churches and other non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax exemptions. The amendment was named after former President Lyndon B. Johnson, who proposed the bill when he was a Texas senator.

Trump said he would “get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment.”

“That is why I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution,” Trump said.

As a candidate, Trump promised he would push to repeal the Johnson Amendment in an effort to defend and expand religious liberty. Trump said that religious liberty is currently under threat.

“Freedom of religion is a sacred right. But it is also a right under threat all around us,” Trump said…

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Married Pastor Caught Fooling Around With Married Woman, Flees Scene In Birthday Suit – Tallahassee Democrat
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A well-known Tallahassee pastor was forced to flee naked after a husband came home early and found him having sex with the man’s wife.

The details of the Jan.17 episode outlined in a police report, combined with Pastor O. Jermaine Simmons’ address to members of his Jacob Chapel congregation about the incident, have been the subject of intense social media and internet buzz.

The address, which was filmed and uploaded to YouTube by someone in the congregation, has been seen by tens of thousands over the last week. The story also was discussed on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, which airs on WHBX in Tallahassee…

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474 Arrested, 28 Sexually-Exploited Children Rescued During Statewide Human Trafficking Operation In California – KTLA

Hundreds of people were arrested and dozens of sexually exploited children and adult victims were rescued across California during a statewide operation to combat human trafficking, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday.

More than 30 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and task forces, including the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, participated in the third annual “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild” enforcement operation, according to a sheriff’s news release.

The statewide operation took place over the three-day period between last Thursday and Saturday.

In total, 474 arrests were made, including 142 males on solicitation charges, and 36 males on suspicion of pimping, according to figures provided by the Sheriff’s Department.

Additionally, 28 commercially and sexually exploited children and 27 adult victims were rescued.

“You are worthy of more. And we will work tirelessly with our partners … to provide you services and help you rebuild your life,” Sheriff Jim McDonnell said, addressing the victims during a news conference on Tuesday.

The minors who were recovered during the operation were being cared for by various children and family services agencies across the state, according to sheriff’s officials…

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Speech Police: Canada Hiring 55 People To Monitor ‘Hate Speech’ – Red Alert Politics
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In response to the deadly terror attack that claimed the lives of six Muslim Canadians who were peacefully praying at a mosque in Quebec City, the government is attacking free speech rights.

Radio Canada reported on Wednesday that Montreal police arrested a 47-year-old man in the middle of the night for writing hateful comments on social media about Muslims.

No Canadian media outlet reported that any of the man’s comments were perceived as a direct threat.

He is not alone, though, Montreal police noted that they have gone after at least two other individuals for hate speech online…

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Fake News: Man Who Claimed Mom Died Due To Trump ‘Ban’ Lied – Breitbart

An Iraqi-American man who made headlines earlier this week by claiming that his ailing mother had died because of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration lied, according to the imam of his local mosque, Detroit’s Fox 2 reported Wednesday.

The original story was that Mike Hager, a U.S. citizen born in Iraq, was visiting relatives in Iraq but was forced to abandon his mother in that country when he tried to return home.

Hager said he was returning home with his family that included his sick mom. They were returning home to the United States where his mother has lived since 1995. As they were waiting in line at the airport in Iraq on Friday, he was told that he could pass through because he was a U.S. citizen. But his family members – including his mom – weren’t allowed, despite holding green cards.

“I was just shocked. I had to put my mom back on the wheelchair and take her back and call the ambulance and she was very very upset. She knew right there if we send her back to the hospital she’s going to pass away – she’s not going to make it,” Hager said.

Sadly, he was right. He said Naimma, who lived in the United States since 1995, wasn’t allowed to come home and he said she died in her native country…

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Anti-Trump Protest Leader Charged With Sexually Abusing Teenage Boy – Daily Wire
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Following the stunning election victory of President Donald Trump on November 8, the leftist hub of Portland, Oregon has been the home to many anti-Trump protests, which often metamorphosis into violent riots.

As reported by KOIN, leading leftist activist and Portland’s Resistance group leader Micah Rhodes, 23, helped to activate and galvanize such anti-Trump riots. He also happens to be a registered sex offender who is currently facing charges for sexually abusing a teenage boy he met on a gay dating app.

“Rhodes allegedly met the teenage boy on gay dating app Grindr,” reports The Daily Caller. “The teen told police that Rhodes knew he was a minor before they had sex, but that the two did so on multiple occasions anyway…

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Meet The Democrats Who Supported Gorsuch In 2006 – Daily Caller

President Donald Trump’s nominee to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed by the Senate to his seat on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals without a single dissenting vote.

Confirmed just two months after President George W. Bush submitted his name for the Senate’s consideration, not a single Democrat raised an objection to his confirmation in July 2006. He was approved on a voice vote.

Here’s a list of Democrats who supported Gorsuch’s confirmation:

Former President Barack Obama
Former Vice President Joe Biden
Former Sen. Harry Reid
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, ranking member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Sen. Maria Cantwell
Sen. Tom Carper
Sen. Patrick Leahy
Sen. Robert Menendez
Sen. Patty Murray
Sen. Bill Nelson
Sen. Jack Reed
Sen. Debbie Stabenow
Sen. Ron Wyden…

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Senate Confirms Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State – New York Post
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President Trump added one new member to his Cabinet Wednesday, while three other nominees moved closer to confirmation despite fierce Democratic opposition.

The Senate approved Rex Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil CEO, as secretary of state by a largely party-line vote of 56-43.

But three Democrats joined the Republican majority: Mark Warner of Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Independent Angus King of Maine, who caucuses with Democrats, also voted to confirm Tillerson…

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Kuwait Issues Its Own Trump-esque Visa Ban For Five Muslim-Majority Countries – Albawaba

Citizens from five Muslim-majority countries will no longer be able to obtain Kuwaiti visas, after reports the Gulf state issued tight entry restrictions that mirrored U.S. President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban.

Syrians, Iraqis, Iranians, Pakistanis and Afghans will not be able to obtain visit, tourism or trade Kuwaiti visas with the news coming one day after the US slapped its own restrictions on seven Muslim-majority countries.

Passport holders from the countries will no lot be allowed to enter the Gulf state while the blanket ban is in place and have been told not to apply to visas.

Kuwaiti sources told local media that the restrictions were in place due to the “instability” in the five countries and that the ban would be lifted once the security situation improves.

Pakistan and Afghanistan have all witnessed violence from extremist groups, while Syria and Iraq are embroiled in internal conflicts.

Although mainly peaceful, tensions between Iran and the Gulf have ratched up over the past year with the GCC powers accusing Tehran of attempting to destabalise the region.

Kuwait is concerned about the threat of extremist groups such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group with both militant organisations have a presence in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan…

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British Parliament Approves First Stage Of Brexit – News Max
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British MPs on Wednesday approved the first stage of a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start pulling Britain out of the European Union.

MPs approved the bill, which would allow the government to trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty and formally begin two years of exit negotiations, by a margin of 498 to 114.

It was the first Brexit-related vote in the House of Commons, with a second and final vote in the lower house set for next week.

The opposition Labour party ordered MPs not block the bill, but dozens rebelled…

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Mexico Remittances Reached Almost $27 Billion In 2016 – Washington Times

The money sent home to Mexico by migrants living abroad rose to almost $27 billion in 2016, the highest on record.

Remittances rose 8.8 percent, from $24.78 billion in 2015 to $26.97 billion in 2016.

Mexico’s central bank said Wednesday almost all the money was sent to Mexico by electronic transfers. About $600 million continues to arrive in cash or by money orders.

Remittances have become Mexico’s most important source of foreign income after manufacturing exports of almost $34 billion per year.

Remittances have far surpassed the $15.6 billion Mexico earns from oil exports and the $17.5 billion in tourism income Mexico received in 2015.

U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested the U.S. might retain some remittances to pay for a wall between the countries, a project Mexico opposes…

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Trump To McConnell: Go Nuclear If Dems Block Gorsuch – News Max
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President Donald Trump urged Majority leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday to ‘go nuclear” and change the rules of the Senate if necessary to swiftly push through his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Trump’s words immediately escalated what’s shaping up as a feverish partisan battle over the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

Trump’s endorsement of a scenario known on Capitol Hill as the “nuclear option” came the morning after he announced Gorsuch’s nomination.

“I would say, if you can, Mitch, go nuclear because that would be an absolute shame if a man of this quality was caught up in the web,” Trump said at the White House…

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How To Defeat Weaponized Empathy – Dystopic

I’ve spoken at great length on the matter of Weaponized Empathy. It is the primary weapon of the modern Left. Indeed, it so completely dominates their tactical thinking that everything else in their arsenal pales in comparison. Defeating this weapon ought to be the foremost on the mind of any opponent of the Progressive Left.

Almost nothing else matters, at this point. Any victory achieved without defeating Weaponized Empathy will be hollow and Pyrrhic. You may succeed in lowering taxes for a time, or passing some military budget items you want. But the Progressive steamroller will go on, slowly, inexorably, swallowing entire civilizations in the old Fabian manner. The war will be lost unless the weapon is destroyed.

What is Weaponized Empathy? It is the deliberate hijacking of your own moral standards, your ability to empathize with your fellow man, in order to force you to serve someone else’s narrative. It is, in essence, a highly sophisticated form of guilt-tripping designed to turn you into a slave.

You might consider it an evolution of the Alinsky tactic of forcing the enemy to live up to their own moral standards. But it goes beyond that. It forces an enemy to embrace your moral standards or suffer tremendous peer pressure and socially-engineered “justice” at the whims of the mob…

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Trump Blackballs CNN; Refuses To Let Surrogates Appear On “Fake News” Network – Zero Hedge
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Well, it’s official. According to a note from Politico, the White House has confirmed that surrogates of the Trump administration will no longer appear on CNN and will instead go to “places where we think it makes sense to promote our agenda.”

“We’re sending surrogates to places where we think it makes sense to promote our agenda,” said a White House official, acknowledging that CNN is not such a place, but adding that the ban is not permanent.

A CNN reporter, speaking on background, was more blunt: The White House is trying to punish the network and force down its ratings.

“They’re trying to cull CNN from the herd,” the reporter said…

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GOP-Led Senate Committee Suspends Rules To Clear Mnuchin, Price Nominations In Face Of Democrat Obstruction – Fox News

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Rex Tillerson as secretary of State, as part of a fast-paced day for majority Republicans who also pushed past Democratic resistance to advance three other President Trump Cabinet picks to a final vote.

The vote to confirm the former ExxonMobil executive as the country’s top diplomat was 56-43.

Trump, during Tillerson’s swearing in in the Oval Office, said that it is “time to bring a clear-eyed focus to foreign affairs.” He also praised Tillerson’s background, telling him, “Your whole life has prepared you for this moment.”

Earlier in the day, Senate Republicans, frustrated by Democrats’ attempts to delay other Cabinet confirmations, moved swiftly to advance three nominees to a final vote.

On the most contentious nomination, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines, 11-to-9, to approve Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., for U.S. attorney general.

The move came after Democrats dragged out proceedings a day earlier. The committee advanced Sessions to the floor on an 11-9 vote.

“No doubt we have the votes” to confirm Sessions, said Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, a committee member. “It’s going to get done.”…

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Jeff Sessions Approved By Senate Committee – The Hill
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A Senate committee voted to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be attorney general on Wednesday, two days after the growing controversy surrounding President Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim nations led to the firing of an acting attorney general for insubordination.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Sessions 11-9 along party lines. His nomination now goes to the floor, where he is widely expected to be confirmed given the GOP’s 52-seat majority.

The committee vote comes as Senate Democrats have sought to slow progress on other Trump nominees, including Steve Mnuchin, the pick at the Treasury Department, and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), Trump’s pick to lead the Health and Human Services Department…

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31 Pounds Of Cocaine Found In Nose Of American Airlines Plane – CNN

Seven bricks of cocaine with a street value of at least $200,000 were discovered in the nose of an American Airlines plane that flew from Colombia to Oklahoma, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The Boeing 757 flew first from Bogotá to Miami International Airport, where it was flagged for maintenance. Workers in Miami were too busy, so they diverted the jet to Tulsa International Airport, where a technician on Sunday noticed that insulation in the nose gear’s electronics bay looked new, the sheriff’s office said.

The technician moved aside the insulation, spotted the drugs, and called the sheriff’s office, the department said.

The bricks were covered in wheel grease that appeared to have been applied to the bricks to ward off drug dogs, said Casey Roebuck, communications director for the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.

About 14 kilos – 31 pounds – of cocaine was removed from the plane, the sheriff’s office said.

Because of the sophistication of the operation, authorities believe it is cartel-related, Roebuck said. The Drug Enforcement Administration in Miami is now investigating…

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Prosecutors Weigh Child Porn Charges Against Anthony Weiner – Wall Street Journal
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Federal prosecutors are weighing bringing child-pornography charges against former Rep. Anthony Weiner over sexually explicit exchanges he allegedly had with a 15-year-old girl, according to people familiar with the matter.

Mr. Weiner, a New York Democrat, is being investigated by the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which seized his electronic devices, including a laptop and a cellphone, as part of the probe.

Officials initiated the investigation last fall, after the Daily Mail in the U.K. reported that Mr. Weiner had exchanged sexually explicit messages and photos with the girl…

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California Lawmakers Want ‘Third Gender Option’ For Drivers’ Licenses – Washington Free Beacon

Legislation introduced in California would create a third gender option on drivers’ licenses and expedite the process for individuals to change their sex on their birth certificate without undergoing a sex change.

The “Gender Recognition Act,” sponsored by state senators Toni Atkins of San Diego and Scott Weiner of San Francisco, would add “nonbinary” to the list of male and female genders on state identification documents.

“Our society is becoming more enlightened every day about gender identity,” said Atkins when introducing the bill last week. “It’s time for our state to make it easier for transgender Californians and those who don’t conform to traditional notions of gender to have state-issued identification documents that reflect who they truly are.” She added: “This bill will help them avoid the discrimination and harassment that too many of these residents face in their daily lives.”

California law currently requires individuals seeking to change their birth certificate to provide proof from a doctor that they have undergone “clinically appropriate treatment for the purpose of gender transition.”

The new legislation would remove this requirement and allow individuals to change their gender without a hearing, if no one files an objection…

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