Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Friday 04/21/17


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Young America’s Foundation: UC Berkeley Will Honor The First Amendment Or Face Litigation – Gateway Pundit

Young America’s Foundation’s is calling on UC Berkeley to honor the first amendment, and unfortunately, it might have to take going to court to get the school to comply.

YAF’s Spencer Brown wrote on the situation:

Late Thursday night, Young America’s Foundation put UC-Berkeley on notice that their attempts to deny the First Amendment rights of students will not be tolerated any longer.

In a letter to Berkeley’s Vice Chancellor Stephen Sutton, counsel representing Young America’s Foundation and the Berkeley College Republicans issued one final warning: Respect students’ rights by ensuring that Ann Coulter is allowed to speak on campus April 27 or relief will be sought in federal court, including claims for injunctive relief and damages.

Berkeley has until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21 to confirm their cooperation with Coulter’s planned speech organized by Young America’s Foundation and hosted by the Berkeley College Republicans…

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis Arrives In Israel To Discuss Syrian Civil War, ISIS And Iran – Haaretz
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U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis landed in Israel on Thursday to discuss the Syrian civil war, the fight against the Islamic State and the Trump administration’s policy on Iran.

Mattis is on his third day of a five-day tour of the Middle East, having already visited Saudi Arabia and Egypt. On his first trip to Israel in his current capacity, he will spend the next two days meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

Mattis is also expected to discuss the monitoring of Tehran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal with the major powers, as well as next month’s presidential election in Iran.

Mattis is considered a relative hawk on Iran. He has said that the three most urgent problems for the United States in the Middle East are “Iran, Iran and Iran.”…

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Trump Negotiates Release Of Egyptian-American Prisoner Held In Egypt For 3 Years – Business Insider

The Trump administration negotiated the release of a US citizen who was held in an Egyptian prison for three years.

Aya Hijazi, who is of Egyptian-American heritage, was released and brought back to her family in Washington, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

Hijazi was in Egypt running a nongovernmental organization that was seen as an anti-Egyptian scheme by Egyptian security officials, according to The Post. Her Egyptian husband and four coworkers were arrested as well.

Hijazi and her coworkers were imprisoned on May 1, 2014 on child abuse and trafficking charges – accusations that were baseless, according to US officials and human-rights workers – due to the lack of evidence. In prison, Hijazi her companions were allegedly subjected to “coercive interrogation techniques,” while their trial dates were either canceled or continuously postponed.

President Barack Obama attempted to negotiate their release with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi; however, the chilled relationship between the two countries complicated the talks…

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White House Launches National Security Investigation Into Steel Imports – Washington Post
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The Trump administration has launched an investigation into whether foreign imports of steel compromise U.S. national security, a step towards fulfilling a campaign promise of cracking down more severely on the unfair trading practices of countries like China.

President Trump gathered with steel industry executives and press in the Oval Office Thursday to sign a memo directing the Commerce Department to expedite the investigation, which was officially launched Wednesday night. Trump called the signing “a historic day for American steel and, most importantly, for American steelworkers.”

Trump added that the administration would release further information in the next two weeks about its plans for the North American Free Trade Agreement, which candidate Trump repeatedly promised to renegotiate…

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U.S. Planning To Deport Nearly 5,000 Somalis – VOA News

The U.S. government says almost 5,000 Somali nationals in the U.S. face deportation orders.

“As of April 1, 2017, there were 4,801 Somali nationals with final orders of removal,” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman Brendan Raedy said Tuesday. “As of that same date, 237 Somali nationals have been removed to Somalia in fiscal year 2017.”

The statement confirmed information VOA obtained from Somalia’s U.S. ambassador 10 days ago.

Ambassador Ahmed Isse Awad told VOA’s Somali service his embassy had learned that U.S. immigration agents were planning to deport about 4,000 Somali nationals now living in the United States.

Most of them have committed crimes. “ICE continues to focus its limited enforcement resources toward individuals who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security,” Raedy said.

He added, however, that any immigrant who is in the U.S. illegally is subject to deportation…

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Trump Signs Bill Allowing Veterans To Seek Care Outside Broken VA System – Washington Examiner
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President Trump signed legislation Wednesday that will dramatically expand a program at the Department of Veterans Affairs that lets patients seek care from private doctors if they want to bypass the troubled VA system.

The Veterans Choice Improvement Act removes barriers that Congress placed around the original “choice” initiative and eliminates an expiration date that would have shuttered the program in August.

Lawmakers created the choice program in 2014 after a massive scandal involving wait time cover-ups at more than 100 VA facilities around the country. It was initially structured as a two-year pilot program that limited when and where veterans could choose to see private doctors…

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Ted Cruz Goes After Soros And Obama With Stunning New Investigation – USA Politics Today

Sen. Ted Cruz, along with a few other Republican senators, are going right for the jugular.

They’re launching an investigation into former President Obama’s influence in overseas politics – which was done on the taxpayer’s dime and through George Soros’ USAID organization.

These senators want Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to immediately investigate efforts by Obama administration to sway foreign elections by sending taxpayer funds to “extreme and sometimes violent political activists.”

Free Beacon reports:

The lawmakers disclosed multiple conversations with foreign diplomats who outlined active political meddling by the Obama administration’s State Department, including the use of taxpayer funds to support leftist causes in Macedonia, Albania, Latin America, and Africa.

A portion of this State Department funding appears to have gone to organizations supported by the controversial liberal billionaire George Soros…

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Thug Hits Lady Cop, Gets Smug Grin Wiped Off His Face Seconds Later – Mad World News
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An incredible video is making its rounds across social media after a thug decided to harass the kids inside of a Florida McDonald’s. After a female officer arrived, things took a turn for the worse as the maniac then decided to punch the cop right in the face. Too bad for him, that smug grin he was wearing at the time would be wiped off his face for good just a few seconds later.

Although it’s unclear exactly what problem the man had with the children in McDonald’s, it was apparently so bad that it escalated to the point where there was a need for the people inside to call the police. Unfortunately for the thug, this meant that things were about to go very bad for him…

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South Indian Frog Oozes Molecule That Inexplicably Decimates Flu Viruses – Ars Technica

From the slimy backs of a South Indian frog comes a new way to blast influenza viruses.

A compound in the frog’s mucus – long known to have germ-killing properties – can latch onto flu virus particles and cause them to burst apart, researchers report in Immunity. The peptide is a potent and precise killer, able to demolish a whole class of flu viruses while leaving other viruses and cells unharmed. But scientists don’t know exactly how it pulls off the viral eviscerations. No other antiviral peptide of its ilk seems to work the same way.

The study authors, led by researchers at Emory University, note that the peptide appears uniquely nontoxic – something that can’t be said of many other frog-based compounds. Thus, the peptide on its own holds promise of being a potential therapy someday. But simply figuring out how it works could move researchers closer to a vaccine or therapy that could take out all flus, ditching the need for yearly vaccinations for each season’s flavor of flu.

With those annual waves of flu, the occasional pandemic, plus the rise of drug-resistant varieties of flu, “there is a pressing need to develop new antivirals” the authors write…

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McLOSER: Broke Never-Trump Candidate Still Owes $670,000 To Lawyers, Vendors – The Hill
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Former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin reportedly still owes $670,000 for his unsuccessful 2016 campaign.

According to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune, McMullin owes the funds to a law firm and vendors who helped him with his last-minute effort to stop then-Republican nominee Donald Trump from securing the presidency.

The newspaper reported that McMullin’s latest Federal Election Commission filing shows the campaign owes the money to six companies, including law firm Hopping, Green & Sams, which is owed over $500,000.

It is not unusual for candidates who fail to win the White House to finish the race with a sizable debt…

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Trump Saves Another $60 Billion In Regulatory Costs – Washington Free Beacon

President Donald Trump and Congress have saved an additional $60 billion in regulatory costs by rolling back Obama administration rules, according to a new report.

The American Action Forum, a center-right policy institute, released a report Tuesday documenting the most recent ways the administration and Congress have used the Congressional Review Act to repeal regulations.

The report found the recent repeal and delay of regulations could lead to $86 billion in net fiscal effects for taxpayers from deregulation.

“Congress has already passed 13 CRA resolutions, repealing more than $1.1 billion (annually) in past regulations from the Obama Administration,” the report, written by Sam Batkins, director of regulatory policy for AAF, said. “In addition, President Trump has formally delayed and signaled an intention to amend several other major rules. Combined, these actions could generate more than $18 billion in annual regulatory savings for businesses, investors, and consumers.”…

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The Anti-Free Speech Movement – Front Page
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UC Berkeley, birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, has stabbed free speech in the back once again.

Last week it effectively canceled a long planned speech by David Horowitz. Today it canceled a long planned speech by Ann Coulter scheduled for April 27.

As they did with Horowitz, UC officials, citing safety concerns, first tried to bureaucratically shrink the Coulter speech out of existence by informing Young Americans for Freedom, sponsors of the event, that Coulter could speak only in the afternoon when students were in classes; that only students could attend; and, in a Kafkaesque twist, that the location of the speech would be distant from the center of campus and not be announced until just before it occurred.

Coulter agreed to these conditions…

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Pervert Ex-Cop Gets 28 Years For Orchestrating Child Molestation – New York Post

A disgraced former NYPD sergeant who admitted to convincing women to molest their own children over Skype for his own perversions was sentenced to 28 years in prison Wednesday.

Ex-cop Alberto Randazzo begged Brooklyn federal court Judge Pamela Chen to give him the minimum of 15 years, breaking down into tears as he said he wanted to help others escape the “dark cloud” and “protect society” from pedophiles like himself.

He had faced up to 80 years behind bars if convicted at trial.

Randazzo previously blamed his nauseating predilection – which involved meeting vulnerable women on the Internet and coercing them performing unspeakable acts on their own children – on the death of a fellow officer and a gambling addiction.

He was eventually caught after a girlfriend became suspicious and reported him to NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau. She agreed to play along with his sick fantasies, including how Randazzo couldn’t wait for them to have kids so they could abuse them together, to help authorities…

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Venezuelan Authorities Seize General Motors Plant In Valencia – Breitbart
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General Motors said it has ceased all operations in Venezuela after authorities unexpectedly seized its plant in the city of Valencia.

A court in the Zulia state said it imposed a broad embargo on the assets of General Motors Venezolana, C.A., or GMV, which has been in operation for nearly seven decades. GMV said authorities seized its plant Wednesday afternoon and that its associated bank accounts likely are also out of its control, meaning the company cannot make payments, such as employee wages.

GMV called the act “improper, absurd, outside of legal logic and due process.”

“GMV is taking all legal measures within its reach in order to protect the rights of its workers and their property,” the company said in a statement…

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Putin Sends Troops To Russia’s Border With North Korea – Daily Mail

Vladimir Putin is sending troops and equipment to Russia’s border with North Korea over fears the U.S. is preparing to attack Kim Jong-un.

The Russian President fears there will be a huge exodus of North Korean refugees if his American counterpart, Donald Trump, launches military action against Pyongyang.

It comes days after it emerged that China is also sending 150,000 soldiers to its southern frontier to cope with the tidal wave of North Koreans Beijing fears would flee across the border if war breaks out.

This morning, footage emerged appearing to show how Putin is reinforcing his 11-mile border with North Korea by relocating troops and equipment.

A video purports to show one of three trains loaded with military equipment moving towards the 11 mile-long land frontier between Russia and the repressive state.

Another evidently highlights military helicopter movements towards the North Korean border and manoeuvres across rough terrain by army combat vehicles…

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Confirmed: Former CIA Director John Brennan Colluded With Foreign Spies To Defeat Trump – American Spectator
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An article in the Guardian last week provides more confirmation that John Brennan was the American progenitor of political espionage aimed at defeating Donald Trump. One side did collude with foreign powers to tip the election – Hillary’s.

Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple Trump’s candidacy. He used their phony intelligence as a pretext for a multi-agency investigation into Trump, which led the FBI to probe a computer server connected to Trump Tower and gave cover to Susan Rice, among other Hillary supporters, to spy on Trump and his people.

John Brennan’s CIA operated like a branch office of the Hillary campaign, leaking out mentions of this bogus investigation to the press in the hopes of inflicting maximum political damage on Trump…

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FBI Investigating Radical Islamic Terrorists In All 50 States – American Mirror

According to the Department of Homeland Security, terror threats have reached an all-time high with radical Islamists inside the U.S. plotting attacks “each and every single day.”

DHS Secretary John Kelly says the FBI has open investigations into radical Muslim terrorists in all 50 states and that there have been at least 37 “ISIS-linked plots to attack our country” since 2013 alone.

On Tuesday, Secretary Kelly said the threats are “relentless” and that terrorists are exploiting America’s national security weaknesses such as our wide-open borders in order to enter the U.S.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

“We don’t know their intentions,” Kelly said during an address at George Washington University. “We don’t know why they’re here or why they’re coming. We are completely blind to what they’re capable of.”

Terrorist also continues to sprout inside American communities across the country, according to Kelly, who said that in just the past year, there have been “36 homegrown terrorist cases in 18 states.”…

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz Says He Won’t Seek Reelection In 2018 – The Hill
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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) will not seek reelection in 2018, he announced in a Facebook post Wednesday morning.

“After long consultation with my family and prayerful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for any office in 2018,” the House Oversight Committee chairman said.

Chaffetz, 50, had been floated as a potential candidate for Senate or Utah governor, but he denied any interest in running for anything in 2018. However, he noted that he “may run again for public office, but not in 2018.”

Sen. Orrin Hatch’s (R-Utah) seat is up in 2018, while Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s (R) seat is up in 2020.

“For those that would speculate otherwise, let me be clear that I have no ulterior motives. I am healthy…

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Several Killed In California Shooting Spree; Suspect Named Muhammad Shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ During Arrest – Washington Times

A man who uses the alias “Black Jesus” has been arrested for allegedly going on a shooting spree and killing three white men in Fresno, California, Tuesday morning.

Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, shouted “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is great” in Arabic, as he was being taken into custody, the Fresno Police Department said.

Two of the victims were fatally shot outside Catholic Charities in the 100 block of North Fulton Street, the third victim was a passenger in a Pacific Gas & Electric truck in the 300 block of North Van Ness Avenue, and a fourth man, who is also white, was shot at but not injured, The Fresno Bee reported.

Police said Mr. Muhammad stopped to reload his revolver during the shooting spree.

Mr. Muhammad is also being held in connection with Thursday’s murder of a security guard, who was also white, outside a Motel 6 in central Fresno. Mr. Muhammad is facing four counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder, The Fresno Bee reported…

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Former Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez Hangs Himself In Prison – Breitbart
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Massachusetts prison officials say former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital. He was 27.

An official with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections says Hernandez was found hanged in his cell just after 3 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities tried to revive the former New England Patriots tight end, and he was pronounced dead at UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster at 4:07 a.m.

Prison officials say the Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts They say he hanged himself using a bed sheet that he attached to a cell window…

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Two Muslims Arrested For Plotting “Imminent And Violent” Jihad Attack In France – Jihad Watch

“The French interior minister, Matthias Fekl, said the two… were radicalised French nationals aged 24 and 30. ‘These two radicalised men… intended to commit in the very short-term – by that I mean in the coming days – an attack on French soil.’”

The fact that neither Fekl nor the Guardian (or any other establishment media outlet) has the courage to explain exactly what these two men were “radicalized” into is an indication of why the West is losing the battle against the global jihad, and why there will be many, many more plots like this one, many of them successful.

Attentive tea-leaf readers will note that one of these men is named “Mahiedine,” a Muslim name out of Algeria, and that the term “radicalized” is usually only used of Muslims who wage jihad. But imagine if the Pearl Harbor attack had been reported this way: “Planes flown by radicalized men struck Pearl Harbor yesterday. President Roosevelt took to the airwaves to remind Americans that Japan is a peaceful nation, and that a tiny minority of radicalized extremists should not be used to create a climate of Japanophobia.”…

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First comes disarmament, then comes an end to human rights

Bob Owens reminds us that history does, indeed, repeat itself. And Venezuela is the latest example

The natural right to bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment was previously reflected in the English Bill of Rights (which also saw it as a preexisting right). That right was written down after Kings and Parliaments disarmed their opposition and raised their own militias to quash political foes.

It looks like Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro is trying to play from that despicable centuries-old playbook, arming up his loyalist militia to put down the citizens his nation has disarmed.

 

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced plans Monday to expand the number of civilians involved in armed militias as tensions in the crisis-wracked South American nation continued to rise.

Maduro said he hopes to expand the number of civilians involved in the Bolivarian militias created by the late Hugo Chavez to 500,000, up from the current 100,000, and provide each member with a gun.

Speaking to thousands of militia members dressed in beige uniforms gathered in front of the presidential palace to mark the force’s seventh anniversary, Maduro said it is time for Venezuelans to decide if they are “with the homeland” or against it.

“Now is not the time to hesitate,” he said.

The announcement comes as Maduro’s opponents are gearing up for what they pledge will be the largest rally yet to press for elections and a host of other demands Wednesday.

Thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets since the Supreme Court stripped the National Assembly of its last vestiges of power nearly three weeks ago, a decision it later reversed. At least five people have been killed, dozens hurt and more than 100 detained in the demonstrations.

History repeats itself, and those that forget that…….

Intelligent citizenries with a sense of history will never listen to governments that demand they disarm “for the common good.”

The “common good” is always abused by dictators and tyrants.

Demonstrations are turning bloody in Venezuela even now, and a teenager was murdered by one of Maduro’s armed militiamen in Caracas today.

He will not be the last to fall, in a nation that unwisely listened to the government’s demand to disarm.

This my friends is why we must never allow our right to self-defense be taken away. That “common good” always turns out to be common slavery to the State

Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Wednesday 04/19/17


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Scott Walker Deals Another Blow To Big Labor In Wisconsin – Daily Caller
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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation that prevents local governments from requiring contractors to hire union labor for publicly-funded construction projects.

Walker signed the legislation, which passed along party lines in February, at a local distributor of construction materials in De Pere, Wis., according to the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. The governor and Wisconsin Republicans have blasted project labor agreements as a waste of taxpayer dollars.

“By forbidding state and local governments from requiring contractors to enter into agreements with labor organizations, we’re promoting healthy competition between contractors,” Gov. Walker said in a statement Monday…

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Leftist Ossoff Fails To Garner 50% Of Vote In Georgia Special Election, Faces Handel In June Runoff – Breitbart

It was a photo finish in the “jungle primary” special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District on Tuesday to select a replacement for Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), punctuated by unusual technical reporting delays from Fulton County, the largest county in the district.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, thirty-year-old Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff fell just short of the 50-percent-plus-one vote total he needed to avoid a June runoff with the GOP’s Karen Handel, the former Georgia Secretary of State who finished in a distant second.

CNN declared the race a runoff between Ossoff and Handel shortly after midnight.

At 12:09 a.m. President Trump tweeted, “Despite major outside money, FAKE media support and eleven Republican candidates, Big “R” win with runoff in Georgia. Glad to be of help!”

With 177 of 210 precincts reporting as of 12:25 a.m. eastern on Wednesday morning, the Associated Press results had Ossoff in first place with 49 percent of the vote, followed by the GOP’s Karen Handel in second at 19 percent, and the GOP’s Bob Gray in third place and out of the runoff election with 10 percent…

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Former Trump Advisor To Sue Obama Regime Officials For Civil Rights Violations – Law Newz
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The FBI case into former Donald Trump campaign advisor Carter Page just took another legal twist. CNN is reporting that the FBI used that infamous Trump dossier as part of “the justification” to convince a FISA court to issue a warrant allowing them to secretly monitor Page. The investigation is reportedly probing possible ties between the one-time Trump advisor and Russia.

But, what is particularly interesting from a legal stand point is Page’s reaction to this latest development. Apparently, he’s now planning on taking the Obama officials to court. He said in a statement:

“I look forward to the Privacy Act of 1974 lawsuit that I plan to file in response to the civil rights violations by Obama administration appointees last year. The discovery process will be of great value to the United States, as our nation hears testimony from them under oath, and we receive disclosure of the documents which show what exactly was done in 2016.”…

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Claremont Snowflakes Write Hairbrained Open Letter Characterizing Truth As A ‘Myth’ – PJ Media

Campus snowflakes are at war with reality.

That is the only way to read an open letter written by three students who say the idea of objective truth is a “myth” designed to “silence oppressed peoples.” The authors, Dray Denson, Avery Jonas, and Shanaya Stephenso, along with over twenty co-signers, are demanding that all five Claremont Colleges “take action” against the conservative journalists on the staff of The Claremont Independent, presumably for reporting facts that make them feel unsafe.

The letter – which reads like something from The Onion but is sadly all too real – was written to outgoing Pomona College President David Oxtoby in response to his April 7 email espousing the college’s commitment to “the exercise of free speech and academic freedom.” Oxtoby’s email came in the wake of protests that shut down an April 6 speaking appearance by conservative scholar and author Heather Mac Donald.

“Protest has a legitimate and celebrated place on college campuses,” Oxtoby wrote…

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President Trump Signs ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Executive Order Following Wisconsin Speech – Mirage News
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President Donald Trump is ordering the government to bolster protections for U.S.-made goods and reform a visa program for foreign workers. He signed the order after touring a factory in Wisconsin.

Trump announced the new executive order, instructing federal agencies to protect U.S.-manufactured goods from foreign competition and review the H-1B visa program for foreign workers, in a speech at Snap-on Tools in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Federal rules on buying U.S.-made products have been “gutted by excessive waivers and reckless exemptions,” Trump added, resulting in jobs lost to “cheap, subsidized and low-quality foreign goods.”…

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ISIS And Al Qaeda In Talks To Join Forces, Iraqi Vice President Says – Fox News

Iraq’s vice president said rival terror groups ISIS and Al Qaeda are exchanging ideas on ways to join forces.

Vice President Ayad Allawi told Reuters he got the information from contacts in Iraq and the region. He did not reveal more specific details about the source of his information. Allawi said the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and the head of Al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, are not communicating with each other directly but through intermediaries.

“I don’t know exactly when, but there are discussions and dialogues between messengers,” he said, adding that it’s not clear how the two groups will work together.

The Islamic State, which made territorial gains in Mosul and parts of northern Iraq, has more recently been pushed out of much of the region under pressure from an international coalition that includes the United States.

Despite losing ground, the group still controls areas in Mosul’s Old City, where the narrow streets have slowed coalition forces….

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House Ways And Means Committee Chairman Calls For DOJ To Investigate Lois Lerner – Breitbart
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The chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review evidence that Lois Lerner “broke the law to target Americans for their political beliefs.” The request comes after the DOJ refused, under the Obama Administration’s leadership, to investigate allegations of wrongdoing by the former IRS Exempt Organizations Division director.

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), joined by Tax Police Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL), sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting an investigation into allegations that Lerner used her division’s power to target American citizens’ applications for non-profit status, or political action committees, based upon the citizen’s political beliefs.

“Taxpayers deserve to know that the DOJ’s previous evaluation was not tainted by politics,” the two chairmen wrote in the letter obtained by Breitbart Texas. “We respectfully request the Department of Justice to take a fresh look at the evidence presented in the attached referral in order to restore taxpayers’ trust in the IRS.”…

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Judicial Watch Sues ATF For Attempting To Reclassify AR-15 Ammo As ‘Armor-Piercing’ – Conservative Base

A top nonprofit government watchdog group of attorneys filed a lawsuit last week seeking documents related to citizens’ Second-Amendment rights being violated by a federal agency, according to a press statement released .

A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the already disgraced Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), a branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, seeks records of communications about a so-called “reclassification” that would restrict the sale and possession of certain types of AR-15 ammunition by classifying them as being “armor-piercing” and therefore illegal for civilians. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by Judicial Watch, an organization that investigates and exposes government corruption, fraud and misconduct by using the federal civil court system.

The ATF is reportedly reconsidering its February 2015 proposal to revise the 2014 Regulation Guide regarding the reclassification of certain ammunition…

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Former Democrat Mayor Of Hubbard, Ohio Pleads Guilty To Raping 4-Year-Old – WCMH
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Former Hubbard, Ohio mayor Richard Keenan, who now admits to raping a young child, is facing life behind bars.

He was visibly shaken Friday as he changed his plea to guilty on 20 counts of sex crimes, including eight counts of rape. Keenan agreed to a life sentence with the eligibility of parole after ten years.

According to court documents, the abuse began as early as September 2013 when the victim – who Keenan knew – was just 4 years old.

“It gives the victim some closure. Obviously, keeps this young child from having to testify and I think it’s a good result given all the facts and circumstances,” said Assistant Prosecutor Gabe Wildman…

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San Diego Schools Team With Hamas Front Group To Stop Bullying Of Muslims – WorldNetDaily

In an initiative to “combat Islamophobia and the bullying of Muslims students,” San Diego’s public school district has formed a partnership with an organization regarded by the FBI as a front group for Hamas and by an Gulf Arab state as a terrorist organization.

The San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, nevertheless, was formally approved by the board of the San Diego Unified School District this month to help develop a plan that will include the review and vetting of materials related to Muslim culture and history.

A report outlining the district’s objectives touted CAIR as an organization that “has been involved in constructive civic engagement, promotes cultural tolerance and understanding, as well as justice and equality.”

Hanif Mohebi, executive director of CAIR San Diego, told the school board April 4 that CAIR wants the district’s program to become a national model.

“The plan itself is a great first step,” he said…

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Vet With Prosthetic Leg Carries Guide Across Boston Marathon Finish Line – American Mirror
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An Afghanistan war veteran is inspiring his countrymen with an impressively patriotic finish to Monday’s Boston Marathon.

Pennsylvania Army National Guard veteran Earl Granville has competed with a hand-bike in numerous marathons in Boston, Chicago, Detroit, and New York since he lost the lower half of his left leg to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2008, WCVB reports.

But on Monday, the member of Achilles International’s Freedom Team did something a little different.

Granville completed the Boston Marathon without the bike, relying instead on a prosthetic leg and the help of a guide who accompanied him along the hilly 26-mile course. Throughout the race, he was besieged by grateful spectators, who stopped him for hugs and cheered him on…

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Conservative Christian Conference Threatened By Heavily-Armed Muslim Immigrant – Daily Caller

A conference held on April 9 on Christian and conservative issues in Sioux Falls, South Dakota was threatened by a Muslim man carrying multiple firearms. He attended the conference and posted numerous videos on his Facebook page, including a display of the multiple assault-style rifles, pistols and ammunition he was carrying on his person and in his van.

He has not been arrested.

The man, Ehab Jaber, posted numerous Facebook videos of himself both in the event and in his van in the event parking lot. In his van he shows off all his weapons, saying:

“And now if you want to really be scared…” he lifts up an AK-47 style rifle and says, “be scared.”

He then puts it down and reveals two handguns hidden on his person and others in the van, after each one saying, “be scared.”

He then takes an assault-style AR-15 variant out of its case and says, “Be f***ing terrified.”…

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British Prime Minister Theresa May Calls Snap General Election For June 8 – Daily Mail
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Theresa May sprung a massive surprise on the nation and her own ministers today by announced a snap general election for June 8 – after having a moment of clarity on a walking holiday in Wales.

In a dramatic statement on the steps of Downing Street, the Prime Minister fired the starting gun on a poll that she hopes will deliver her an unassailable majority to shape the country’s future.

She blamed opposition parties who have been trying to frustrate Brexit for her sudden change of heart after months insisting she will not hold an election – singling out Nicola Sturgeon’s efforts to exploit the situation to tear the UK apart…

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Facebook Killer Steve Stephens Confirmed Dead – WTVR

Steve Stephens, the Cleveland murder suspect accused of posting video of the killing on Facebook, was found Tuesday in Erie County, Pennsylvania, state police said on Twitter. “After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself,” Pennsylvania State Police said.

Stephens, 37, was wanted for the death of Robert Godwin – a self-taught mechanic and grandfather of 14 who was shot while walking home from an Easter meal Sunday in Cleveland. Video of the killing was posted on Facebook.

More than 400 tips have funneled in from as far away as Texas, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said Tuesday. Many were reported sightings that turned out to be false.

Through their tears, several of Godwin’s children said they hold no animosity against the suspect.

“Each one of us forgives the killer, the murderer,” Godwin’s daughter Tonya Godwin Baines said. “We want to wrap our arms around him.”

Godwin taught his children the value of hard work. He taught them how to love God and fear God, and how to forgive, his children said…

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Maxine Waters Caught Illegally Paying $600K Of Campaign Funds To Daughter – Your News Wire
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Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has been caught siphoning off hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds and depositing them in her daughter’s bank account.

Karen Waters, the daughter of Rep. Maxine Waters, Karen pulled in $65,287 overseeing the slate mailer operation in 2016, making her the third-largest recipient of Waters campaign funds that cycle. But it doesn’t stop there. Karen, together with her firm Progressive Connections, has received over $600,000 in payments from the Waters campaign since 2006.

This isn’t the first time that the Democratic Congresswoman has gotten herself into ethical hot water. In fact, it happens so often that two different government watchdogs have tabbed her as one of the nation’s most corrupt politicians…

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U.S. Deploys Two More Aircraft Carriers To Korean Peninsula – Zero Hedge

According to a report by South Korea’s primary news outlet, Yonhap, the Pentagon has directed a total of three U.S. aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, citing a South Korean government source.

Yonhap reports that in addition to the CVN-70 Carl Vinson, which is expected to arrive off the South Korean coast on April 25, the CVN-76 Ronald Reagan – currently in home port in Yokosuka, Japan – and the CVN-68 Nimitz carrier group – currently undergoing final pre-deployment assessment, Composite Training Unit Exercise off Oregon – will enter the Sea of Japan next week.

USS Carl Vinson, surrounded by a fleet of U.S. warships, was sent by Washington toward the Korean Peninsula in the beginning of April.

While details are scarce, and we would urge confirmation from U.S.-based sources, Yonhap also reports that according to the government source the operation of three aircraft carriers in the same location is unusual, and demonstrates the U.S. commitment to North Korea…

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Environmantalist Nutbag Is Worried That Birds Won’t Be Able To Fly Over Trump’s Border Wall – USA Politics Today
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MSNBC hosted wildlife biologist on Friday to discuss the possible impact that the border wall could have on the environment.

Partial Transcript:

Well Craig, if this border wall happens it will be an unprecedented environmental catastrophe. It’s poised to cut through more than 1,200 miles of habitat along the border between the United States and Mexico. There are over 90 threatened and critically endangered species that are in the crosshairs because of this wall, and we’ve got over 100 migratory birds that will be impacted from this wall. The endangered Mexican grey wolf, only 133 individuals left of this iconic carnivore this amazing canine, its head is on the chopping block and likely could fall prey to extinction…

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Unions Spent $1.7 Billion On Mostly Leftist Politicians In 2016 – Washington Free Beacon

Organized labor spent a record $1.7 billion on politics and lobbying during the 2016 election cycle, with the vast majority of money coming from member dues and supporting Democrats.

The National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR), a nonprofit union watchdog, found that unions spent $1.713 billion on political activities and lobbying. The watchdog group analyzed federal labor filings that disclose how much unions spend on political activities at the federal, state, and local level, as well as Federal Election Commission records collected by OpenSecrets.com.

Stan Greer, the researcher behind the study, said 75 percent of the money spent on politics came from union treasuries rather than campaign PACs or other independent union-backed political operations.

“Big Labor is increasingly turning its focus away from workplace matters and more and more towards buying political influence,” Greer said in a statement.

NILRR has tracked union political spending throughout the 21st century, finding that unions have significantly ramped up their spending in the last four years…

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Manhunt In Ohio For Killer Who Shot Elderly Man While Streaming On Facebook, Claims To Have Murdered 15 – The Sun
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A man claimed to have killed 15 people in a murderous rampage as he broadcast the “execution” of an elderly man live on Facebook.

Cops are hunting for Steve Stephens – who goes by Stevie Steve on his social media – on suspicion of homicide 74-year-old Robert Goodwin Sr was shot dead in an apparently random attack on Easter Sunday in Ohio.

Cleveland Police confirmed the shooting broadcast on Facebook was real, but said they were not aware of any other shootings.

The city is on lockdown as police hunt for “armed and dangerous” Stephens, who claimed online he had killed 15 people. He also wrote on Facebook he wouldn’t stop killing until his mum and a woman he names in the video call him, alongside his number…

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Chicago Rings In Easter With 34 People Shot – Daily Caller

Chicago saw 34 people wounded from gun injuries in a spate a violence over Easter weekend.

Twenty-three were shot during just a seven hour period between Saturday night and early Sunday morning, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

The lone death over the weekend happened early Sunday morning. One man shot at two other men, one of whom succumbed to wounds on the head and neck later at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to authorities.

A 14-year-old boy was shot after two males came up to him midnight Sunday. They fired at him and a bullet hit the boy in the arm. He was taken to a hospital and is said to be in stable condition.

Homicides have dropped almost 10 percent in 2017 when compared to 2016 and shootings have also gone down about 13 percent.

“There’s not room for celebration yet, but I am encouraged by the numbers that we saw,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said about the statistics…

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Erdogan Wins Vote To Gain Sweeping Powers In Turkish Overhaul – Bloomberg
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Turkey voted to hand Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping authority in the most radical overhaul since the republic was founded 93 years ago on the expectation he’ll safeguard security amid regional wars and kickstart the economy.

The referendum won approval of 51.3 percent to 48.7 percent of Turks, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency, as opposition parties alleged fraud and the European Union branded it as unfair.

Once implemented, Erdogan will have authority to appoint ministers and top judges at his discretion and call elections at any time. It will also give him much greater sway over fiscal policy and may deepen investors’ concerns about the independence of the central bank…

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