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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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Friday 02/03/17


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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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Obama Plummets To Number 48 On Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful People In The World’ List – IJR
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After two terms in office, President Obama will soon no longer reside at the White House.

With Trump coming to take his place, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is going to get an extreme-home makeover. In fact, there might be so much change and repeal, Obama’s two milestones: The Patient Affordable Care Act and the Iran nuclear deal may end up in the trash bin of history.

Forbes appears to already see Obama’s influence, legacy, and power waning at an extreme pace.

In 2015, Obama was listed as the third most powerful person in the world, via Forbes’s annual list. Back then, the publication wrote, in part:

U.S. President Barack Obama fell one spot on this year’s list to #3. There’s no doubt that the United States remains the world’s greatest economic, cultural, diplomatic, technological and military power…

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Beijing Issues Red Alert Over Severe Air Pollution – Your News Wire

A red alert for air pollution has been issued in the Chinese capital for the first time this year as choking smog is expected to cover the city and surrounding areas in north China during the next five days.

The red alert, the highest in the color-coded warning system, will come into force at 08:00 p.m. local time on Friday.

Private cars will be ordered off the road, with an odd-even number plate system in force, according to a notice posted on the official website of the Beijing municipal government.

Press TV reports:

According to a notice posted on the official website of Beijing’s municipal government on Monday, construction sites have also been ordered to close and further restrictions have been imposed on the production of some industrial plants and enterprises, as the hazardous pollution is expected to linger on the capital for the next five days.

“Enterprises and public institutions can adjust office time or ask employees to telecommute. Kindergartens, primary and middle schools can work on flexible teaching schedules or close,” the notice added.

According to an emergency response program adopted by Beijing in 2013 to curb air pollution, a red alert is issued when severe smog is estimated to last over 72 hours. Beijing put out its first ever red alert on December last year, when it was engulfed by a thick blanket of choking and toxic smog.

In recent years, China has seen extremely high levels of air pollution, particularly in the northeast, the industrial heartland of the country…

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Obamacare Tax Subsidies To Increase By $9.8 Billion Due To Premium Hikes – Washington Free Beacon
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Taxpayers will spend $9.8 billion more on Obamacare subsidies next year than this year due to double-digit increases in premiums, according to a report from the Center for Health and Economy.

The Obama administration announced in October that Obamacare premiums were set to increase by double digits, increasing at a faster rate than they have in the past.

“For the median HealthCare.gov consumer, the benchmark second-lowest silver plan premium is increasing by 16 percent this year, before taking into account the effects of financial assistance,” the administration said. According to the center, the silver benchmark plan premiums will increase by 22 percent.

The administration rarely admits that taxpayer subsidies are increasing to cover rising costs, although they often tout those subsidies for protecting Obamacare customers from higher premiums…

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Facebook To Use Leftist ‘Fact Checkers’ To Label Certain Posts ‘Fake News’ – Breitbart

Facebook has announced it will introduce warning labels on stories they deem to be “fake news,” with the help of partisan “fact checking” organisations such as Snopes and PolitiFact.

Stories deemed to be false will now be “flagged” by Facebook, with an accompanying red label claiming the story is “disputed by 3rd Party Fact-Checkers.”

Users will then have the option to “learn why this is disputed” to receive an explanation as to why Facebook believes the story is false.

“We’ll use the reports from our community, along with other signals, to send stories to these organizations,” Facebook VP Adam Mosseri wrote in the Facebook news blog. “If the fact checking organizations identify a story as fake, it will get flagged as disputed and there will be a link to the corresponding article explaining why.”

Mossieri insists that the company will not prohibit users from posting anything deemed “fake,” but “you will see a warning that the story has been disputed as you share.”

Furthermore, Facebook will prohibit paid promotion of stories that have been marked as disputed.

In the announcement, Facebook confirmed that it will be working alongside organizations that are signatories of “Poynter’s International Fact Checking Code of Principles.”

Business Insider reports that these organisations will include the likes of Snopes, ABC, Politifact, and FactCheck.org, all of which have records of left-wing partisanship — particularly throughout the 2016 election…

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Swearing BLM Racists Take Over Kansas School Board Meeting – American Mirror
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A loud and angry group of Black Lives Matter protesters forced the Lawrence School Board in Kansas to shut down its meeting early on Monday by screaming and cursing at board members about an allegedly racist teacher.

The disruption started when a woman approached the board to set her own agenda for the meeting, telling board members “ya’ll ain’t gone give me no blank stares tonight cause I’m pissed the hell off for my kids and all the rest of the kids, and ya’ll gone answer some questions tonight,” according to a video posted by The Lawrence Journal-World.

Several other protesters who claimed to be members of Black Lives Matter-LFK stood among the crowd as the woman berated the board.

“If any of ya’ll here for a certain reason, you gots to go, cause we gone talk tonight, we gone get resolutions tonight, and that’s why we’re here,” the woman lectured the room…

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Donald Trump Taps General Keith Kellogg For National Security Council Post – The Hill

President-elect Donald Trump has appointed retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg as National Security Council (NSC) chief of staff, expanding the reach of generals in the new administration.

Kellogg advised Trump throughout his presidential campaign and has been floated as a possible member of the incoming White House.

He’ll be one of the president-elect’s top advisers on national security issues, serving under retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who will lead the NSC, and K.T. McFarland, a former Fox News host and White House aide who will serve as Flynn’s deputy.

“I am honored to not only be a part of this historic administration but also to be serving with General Flynn and KT McFarland, who are widely respected as some of the most experienced and strategic national security minds,” Kellogg said in a statement.

Kellogg spent more than 30 years in the Army, serving late in his career in a key post in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He also worked in the Joint Chiefs of Staff office before his retirement and later went on to work for defense contractors.

He’s the fourth retired general to join the administration. Trump selected Flynn to lead the NSC, as well as Gen. James Mattis to lead the Defense Department and Gen. John Kelly to run the Department of Homeland Security.

The announcement Thursday came along with the appointment of Monica Crowley to serve as the NSC’s senior director of strategic communications…

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After 5 Years Of Scrutiny, Sheriff Arpaio’s Investigators Conclude Obama’s Birth Certificate Is A Forgery – Law Newz
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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio held a press conference in Phoenix on Thursday afternoon where he announced, after a five year investigation, his detectives have determined that the birth certificate presented by President Barack Obama was a fraudulently created document which has been represented as an official copy of the original certificate. Arpaio said his investigators have been working this case since August 2011 after the Tea Party asked him to investigate.

“We had to follow the evidence,” Arpaio said during the press briefing. The lead investigator, Mike Zullo, presented a video which claimed to show the Obama birth certificate shows “9 points of forgery.” He claims it was copied from another document. He says they consulted several experts from all across the world including in Italy…

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Activists Hold Unintentionally Hilarious ‘Funerals’ For Dead Turkeys At Whole Foods – IJR

Activists apparently staged “funerals” for dead turkeys at grocery stores across the country, from New York City to Oakland during the Thanksgiving month of November.

The group ‘Direct Action Everywhere’ on Friday posted a video on its Facebook page showing the demonstrations. The video is accompanied by a dramatic soundtrack that sounds like a mix between Halloween and something from an M. Night Shyamalan film — you know, the music that comes the moment some dark truth is finally revealed.

Some of the vegan activists are seen taking out whole turkeys and placing them on blankets on the floor for some reason.

Others were more creative and set up a cardboard fixture that at least somewhat resembled a coffin for the little guys. The “coffin” was then lined with more dead turkey bodies.

Activists in San Francisco even staged a “die-in” and pretended to be dead while holding photos of turkeys.

It’s not clear exactly when all of these protests took place, but they appear to be centered around the Thanksgiving holiday. And they will not forget the atrocity.

The comments in response to the video were seriously brutal.

They could feed the poor instead. Damn vegans, you can’t do anything, animals will keep slaughter for humans. Even the drugs you use for your therapies are tested on animals. Gtfo vegannazis.

“Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, oh dear,” another person wrote. “Unintentionally amusing. Are they gonna pay for those?”…

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Faithless Elector From Texas Lied About Being A 9/11 First Responder – Daily Caller
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The Texas elector who cited his experience as a 9/11 first responder for his refusal to vote for President-elect Donald Trump appears to have fabricated the entire thing, according to an investigation by local news outlet WFAA.

Chris Suprun said he responded with the Manassas Park, Virginia fire department after the third plane hit the Pentagon during the September 11 terrorist attacks. But WFAA’s investigation reveals that the department wasn’t among those responding to the attacks. What’s more, Suprun didn’t even join the fire department until October, 2001 – a month after after the attacks.

“Fifteen years ago, as a firefighter, I was part of the response to the Sept. 11 attacks against our nation,” Suprun wrote in a New York Times op-ed announcing he would not be casting his vote for Trump when the electors meet on Dec. 19…

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President Asshat Allows 4,200 Bald Eagles To Die For Green Energy – Daily Caller

The Obama administration will allow wind turbine operators to kill 4,200 federally protected bald eagles before facing any penalties.

Under a finalized rule, wind turbine owners will not face a penalty if they kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles – that’s almost four times the current limit.

“We can’t eliminate human-caused eagle loss any more than we can eliminate risk from any other facet of modern life,” Dan Ashe, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, told The Associated Press.

Bald eagles are not an endangered species, but are protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. These laws prohibit killing, selling or otherwise harming them without a permit.

Wind farms kill an estimated 573,000 birds each year and 888,000 bats, according to a 2013 peer-reviewed study published in Wildlife Society Bulletin. Wind farms are projected to kill 1.4 million birds annually by 2030.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates there are about 143,000 bald eagles in the U.S. and 40,000 golden eagles. Despite the deaths of numerous birds, wind power has generally been well-received by environmentalists.

Wind farms owned by Duke Energy were forced to pay a $1 million fine for killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds in 2013. An Oregon-based wind power company was fined $2.5 million for killing 38 eagles in 2015. Modern wind turbines create a powerful vortex which literally sucks eagles and other birds into them…

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Obese Idiot Wraps Himself In Firecrackers And Lights The Fuse; Instantly Regrets It – Thuglife Videos

This dude must surely be up for a Darwin Award this year. Zach from the YouTube channel Too Stupid To Die is a Helluva guy. Looking like Super Mario (if he ate Luigi), the guy’s nuts, quite frankly.

Well, you’d have to be pretty crazy to run a channel like Too Stupid To Die. It’s a Jackass kind of thing. And for his latest stunt? He decided to create a ‘suicide vest‘. Made of firecrackers.
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And as you can see from the photo, he lights the fuse and it goes off exactly as planned. But why you’d plan that, no one quite knows.

We don’t need to tell you not to try this at home, do we?

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1,000 Muslims Block London Streets Chanting Allahu Akbar To Demand Islamic Caliphate – Daily Express

More than 1,000 Muslims took to the streets of London last night chanting Allahu Akbar and demanding an Islamic caliphate.

The street outside the empty embassy in Belgrave Square, London, was closed off as it filled with protestors and Islamic leaders chanting loudly and calling for America to be punished over Aleppo.

The demonstration became an alternative to an official rally calling for an end to the bloodshed in Syria outside Downing Street.

During the speeches which lasted almost an hour the crowd chanted Allahu Akbar ‘God is the greatest’ and cheered for those calling for a global caliphate.

A poet invited to talk shouted: “We need a Caliph who will clean up these streets. Who will smack up armies and who will back beef [fighting].

“Backhand your missiles back to your land, that’s the plan.

“World domination at hand. We can expand and take out these fools.”

The crowd largely segregated into men and women with many of the women wearing Islamic clothing.

According to website Breitbart one protester appeared to be waving a Taliban flag, while others were handed placards made by Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, which calls for the reestablishment of a caliphate.

It is unclear who organised the demonstration.

Breitbart also reported that Haitham al-Hadad, a Saudi-trained Salafist Muslim, congratulated the crowd on amassing so quickly and in such large numbers saying: “This gathering today – in a matter of a few hours, hundreds of brothers and sisters coming together – is a sign of positivity and revival, and a sign of victory for Allah.”…

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Trump Officially Nominates Former Navy SEAL Rep. Ryan Zinke To Head Interior Department – IJR
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President-elect Donald Trump announced on Thursday the nomination of Montana Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke to serve as the next Secretary of the Interior.

In a statement, Trump said Zinke “has built one of the strongest track records on championing regulatory relief, forest management, responsible energy development and public land issues.”

Trump also cited Zinke’s experience as U.S. Navy SEAL Commander as an example of the fifth-generation Montanan’s leadership, adding:

“[M]y administration’s goal is to repeal bad regulations and use our natural resources to create jobs and wealth for the American people, and Ryan will explore every possibility for how we can safely and responsibly do that.”…

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Netherlands Restaurant Offers ‘My Little Pony’ Burger Made From Real Horse Meat – Daily Mail

A restaurant in the Netherlands has become famous for serving up a dish called the ‘My Little Pony Burger’ – but it’s not just a creative name.

The burger is actually made from real horse meat.

Dutch restaurant Food Guerilla gets the strange delicacies from a quirky food truck called Keuken van het Ongewenst Dier – or the ‘Unwanted Animal Kitchen’.

The patties are all made from the butchered meat of ageing ponies at nearby amusement park Slagharen, Vice Munchies reported.

In fact, the food truck’s entire identity centres around selling products made from species that are ‘not socially acceptable’ to eat.

The idea is to avoid waste and when older horses are deemed useless and put down, their meat is typically not utilised.

Despite the environmental upsides, progressive chef Babbe Hengeveld, who owns Food Guerilla, is aware that horse meat burgers might seem a little unconventional.

‘They don’t sell well because people do feel bad about the idea of eating horse,’ Hengeveld told Vice.

‘I just need to throw away the meat sometimes. For people to understand, you really have to explain to them clearly about the unwanted ponies and horse meat.

‘When I’m cooking in the kitchen, I don’t always have time for this.’

There are foodies – and therefore in-the-know, savvy restaurants – that have proved to be keen on the burgers. The interest just isn’t always motivated by the prospect of reducing waste…

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Entire Bunker Hill, Indiana Police Force Resigns Over Illegal And Unethical Behavior By Town Council – Washington Times
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An Indiana town has been left without a police department after all five members of its law enforcement agency resigned this week in protest, alleging mismanagement and unethical requests made by local lawmakers.

In his resignation letter, Bunker Hill Town Marshal Michael Thomison wrote that town council members had asked him to “be involved in illegal, unethical and immoral things over time,” the Kokomo Tribune reported. The allegations include being asked to conduct criminal background checks on other council members and requesting access to confidential information.

“I have had to educate them on the things they were asking from me and explained that I would not take part in any of these actions,” Marshal Thomison said.

The marshal submitted his resignation on Monday along with letters from his four unpaid reserve deputies…

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Georgia Secretary Of State Confirms 10 Cyber Attacks Traced To Obama DHS – WSB

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office now confirms 10 separate cyberattacks on its network were all traced back to U.S. Department of Homeland Security addresses.

In an exclusive interview, a visibly frustrated Secretary of State Brian Kemp confirmed the attacks of different levels on his agency’s network over the last 10 months. He says they all traced back to DHS internet provider addresses.

“We’re being told something that they think they have it figured out, yet nobody’s really showed us how this happened,” Kemp said. “We need to know.”

Kemp told Channel 2’s Aaron Diamant his office’s cybersecurity vendor discovered the additional so-called vulnerability scans to his network’s firewall after a massive mid-November cyberattack triggered an internal investigation.

The Secretary of State’s Office manages Georgia’s elections, and most concerning for Kemp about the newly discovered scans is the timing.

The first one happened on Feb. 2, the day after Georgia’s voter registration deadline. The next one took place just days before the SEC primary. Another occurred in May, the day before the general primary, and then two more took place in November, the day before and the day of the presidential election.

“It makes you wonder if somebody was trying to prove a point,” Kemp said.

Last week, the DHS confirmed the large Nov. 15 attack traced back to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection internet gateway. But Kemp says the DHS’ story about its source keeps changing…

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Ex-British Ambssador Who Is Now Wikileaks Operative Says Democrat Whistleblowers Gave Him Clinton Emails – Daily Mail
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A Wikileaks envoy today claims he personally received Clinton campaign emails in Washington D.C. after they were leaked by ‘disgusted’ whisteblowers – and not hacked by Russia.

Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and a close associate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, told Dailymail.com that he flew to Washington, D.C. for a clandestine hand-off with one of the email sources in September.

‘Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,’ said Murray in an interview with Dailymail.com on Tuesday. ‘The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.’

His account contradicts directly the version of how thousands of Democratic emails were published before the election being advanced by U.S. intelligence…

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Hate Hoax: NYC Muslim Arrested After Claiming Attack By Trump Fans – Breitbart

A Muslim woman who drummed up mainstream media hysteria claiming she was attacked on a New York City subway by President-elect Donald Trump supporters is now under arrest for fabricating the hate crime and filing a false police report.

Yasmin Seweid, 18, has been charged by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for filing a fraudulent police report after she claimed Trump supporters called her a terrorist and attempted to pull her hijab off her head, the New York Daily News reported.

A source with the New York Daily News said Seweid stood by her story until NYPD continued to press her on the matter after finding no evidence that the attack occurred. Seweid admitted that she had fabricated the story, claiming she had family problems.

“This isn’t something we normally like to do but she had numerous opportunities to admit nothing happened and she kept sticking by her story,” the source told the New York Daily News on charged Seweid for filing a fake police report.

“We dedicated a lot of resources to this – and don’t get me wrong, this is what we do – but we had guys going back and forth, looking for video and witnesses,” the source continued. “And we couldn’t find anything.”

Seweid claimed in a Facebook post that Trump supporters yelled “Look, it’s a fucking terrorist,” and “Get the hell out of the country” and “You don’t belong here!”

Seweid also blamed New York City residents for the phony attack, falsely claiming “It breaks my heart that so many individuals chose to be bystanders while watching me get harassed verbally and physically by these disgusting pigs.”…

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Georgia Traces Attempted Voter Registration Hack To Department Of Homeland Security – PC World

Georgia’s secretary of state says the state was hit with an attempted hack of its voter registration database from an IP address linked to the federal Department of Homeland Security.

The allegation by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is one of the more bizarre charges to come up in the recent spate of alarms about voting-system hacks. He said in a Facebook post on Thursday that he had been made aware of the failed attempt to breach the firewall protecting Georgia’s voter registration database. The attack was traced to an Internet Protocol address associated with DHS, he said.

“This morning I sent a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson demanding to know why,” he said in the post.

The DHS said it had received the letter. “We are looking into the matter. DHS takes the trust of our public and private sector partners seriously, and we will respond to Secretary Kemp directly,” the department said in a statement.

The hacking attempt reportedly took place on Nov. 15, after the presidential election, according to the Wall Street Journal, which saw a copy of the letter.

“At no time has my office agreed to or permitted DHS to conduct penetration testing or security scans of our network,” Kemp wrote in his letter. “Moreover, your department has not contacted my office since this unsuccessful incident to alert us of any security event that would require testing or scanning of our network.”

Kemp is also asking if the department has scanned any other states in the same way.

The hacking of local election systems in the U.S. was a major concern during this year’s presidential campaign. U.S. government agencies, including the DHS, had found evidence that hackers were probing state voter registration systems in the months preceding Election Day…

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Trump Picks Fast-Food Executive Andy Puzder As Nominee For Labor Secretary – Wall Street Journal
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President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday named fast-food executive Andy Puzder as his choice for labor secretary.

Mr. Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., the parent company of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s burger chains, has been a vocal advocate for cutting back regulations he says have stifled growth in the restaurant industry, which represents 10% of the American workforce.

An adviser and contributor to Mr. Trump’s campaign, Mr. Puzder has criticized the Affordable Care Act and argued against raising the federal minimum wage higher than $9 an hour. Democrats have called for raising the federal minimum wage to as high as $15, alongside union groups that have waged a campaign to push pay floors higher at the state, local and federal levels…

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Commie Union Endorses Radical Muslim For DNC Chair – Daily Caller

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) endorsed U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison for Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Thursday.

“Representative Ellison meets the high standard working people expect from leaders of our political parties,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a statement. “He is a proven leader who will focus on year-round grassroots organizing to deliver for working families across America,” he continued.

The AFL-CIO’s executive council voted overwhelmingly to endorse Ellison to lead the DNC, according to a statement from the Federation. Several candidates for the post have sought out the endorsement of the AFL-CIO, which represents 12.5 million workers and is the nation’s largest union.

The union, which endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, now endorses Ellison – who is combating allegations of antisemitism. The Muslim-American congressman from Minnesota also is on the defensive for controversial writings from his past.

Ellison is the presumed front runner in the race for chair of the DNC. Former DNC chairman and 2004 presidential candidate Howard Dean also announced his intent to run for the post, but dropped out Dec. 2 to “avoid divisiveness.”

The position of DNC chair is rife with controversy. The position was filled by Democratic strategist Donna Brazile after Debbie Wasserman-Schultz stepped down following revelations by WikiLeaks that Wasserman-Schultz deliberately took steps to hurt the insurgent primary campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders…

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Obama’s Backdoor Muslim Refugee Deal Proves Treason Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt – Fury News
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During the last 8 years of Barack Obama’s administration, the American people have had front row seats in watching him dismantle the country brick by brick. With each disgusting executive order he wrote, or law passed that limited the American peoples’ freedom the anger for Obama grew. Now with less than 45 days left of Obama in office, we find out that he is not done with destroying the country, and what he is trying to do is pure treason.

Varney & Co. which airs on Fox Business Network, Stuart Varney reveals a secret deal with Australia that will have Americans fuming. It seems that President Barack Obama has made a secret deal with Australia to TRADE 2500 Christian refugees for Australia’s thousands of Muslim illegal immigrants.

Seriously, you can’t make this shit up…

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Scientists In Amsterdam Just Destroyed Breast Cancer Tumors In 11 Days Without Chemo – Anonymous

Research presented by Professor Nigel Bundred at the European Breast Cancer Conference in Amsterdam revealed that they had tested the effectiveness of a pair of drugs known as Herceptin (a.k.a trastuzumab) and Lapatinib.

The two drugs are commonly used in breast cancer treatment already, but this is the first time they had been combined together and used before surgery and chemotherapy. What they found was they were able to eliminate some types of breast cancer in just 11 days.

Funded by Cancer Research UK, they aimed to use these drugs to combat a protein called HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) which affects the growth and division of cancer cells. It’s also more likely to return than other cancer types.

What also makes this treatment so appealing is the fact that it eliminates the need for chemotherapy and surgery. The temporary side effects like hair loss, vomiting and fatigue are also avoided, making treatment less impactful on the body. Chemo is not entirely effective, nor is it the right choice for a lot of patients, so any alternatives are welcomed.

257 women with HER2 positive breast cancer were selected for the study, with half being put on the drug combo and the other half were the control group. What they found was that of those on the drug, 11% had no cancer cells remaining within two weeks and 17% of cases featured dramatically shrunken tumors.

Compared to the control group who were only given Herceptin, they were found to have 0% with no trace of cancer cells and only 3% showed a drop in tumor size…

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Satanic Club For Children Triggers 103,000 Outraged Parents Protesting – Conservative Business
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Parents are deeply concerned about an After School Satan Club that targets children as young as five scheduled to open at Point Defiance Elementary School in Tacoma, Washington, on Wednesday, December 14.

“No one wants this club; we don’t want a group that identifies itself with Satan to have access to our children,” said Jennifer Droubay, a mother whose child goes to the school.

Parents and concerned citizens will be gathering for a prayerful and peaceful protest against the Satan Club in front of Point Defiance Elementary School on December 14, from noon to 1:00 PM.

More than 103,000 signatures have been collected online in opposition to the Satan Clubs for children.

America’s first After School Satan Club sponsored by the Satanic Temple was opened on November 16 at the Sacramento Elementary School in Portland, Oregon, despite numerous complaints, protests and rosary rallies organized by parents, teachers and local Catholics…

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Michigan Lawmakers Strike Back: Jill Stein May Be Forced To Pay For Her ‘Frivolous’ Recount – Conservative Review

Michigan lawmakers are considering legislation to discourage futile recount efforts by candidates who lose their election bids by an incontestable amount, forcing the candidate to foot the bill for the recount.

Introduced by Republican state Sen. Lisa Lyons (R-Alto) last week, the bill, H.B. 6097, would make a candidate who lost by more than 5 percent pay for the full cost of the recount for each precinct referred to (there are 6,300 precincts in Michigan) in his or her petition. The bill passed on a 5-3 vote in the House Elections committee Tuesday, and now moves to the state’s full House of Representatives for consideration.

Green Party candidate Jill Stein filed for a hand recount of all 4.8 million votes in Michigan (among others) in the Nov. 8 presidential election, citing unreliable voting machines and supposed irregularities.

According to the Detroit Free Press, current state law requires candidates who lose their race by greater than 0.5 percent to pay $125 per precinct for the recount, while the state pays for the rest. For Jill Stein, that meant a $973,750 check written to the state of Michigan. But the Great Lakes State is by no means coming out in the black on the deal, as the cost is expected to be as much as $12 million.

That leaves Michigan taxpayers on the hook for Stein’s political sideshow – a recount many feel she is not entitled to, given the margin of her defeat. Stein won a meager 1.1 percent of the vote in Michigan, finishing in fourth place – more than 2.2 million behind Donald Trump…

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American Hero, Astronaut John Glenn Dies At 95 – Columbus Dispatch
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His legend is otherworldly and now, at age 95, so is John Glenn.

An authentic hero and genuine American icon, Glenn died this afternoon surrounded by family at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus after a remarkably healthy life spent almost from the cradle with Annie, his beloved wife of 73 years, who survives.

He, along with fellow aviators Orville and Wilbur Wright and moon-walker Neil Armstrong, truly made Ohio first in flight.

“John Glenn is, and always will be, Ohio’s ultimate hometown hero, and his passing today is an occasion for all of us to grieve,” said Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich. “As we bow our heads and share our grief with his beloved wife, Annie, we must also turn to the skies, to salute his remarkable journeys and his long years of service to our state and nation…

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Illegal Alien Deported 8 Times Sought In Fatal Hit-And-Run – American Mirror

An illegal alien who has been deported eight times has been indicted in a hit-and-run crash that killed two women in Kentucky.

Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo was “charged this week by grand jury indictment with Illegal Re-entry After Deportation,” according to a press release from United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo, 40, residing in Louisville, Kentucky, is a citizen of Mexico who on October 22, 2016 was found to be illegally present in the United States after having been deported from the United States on May 13, 2013.

This case arose when Villasenor-Saucedo was found to be involved in a fatal hit and run accident that occurred on October 22, 2016 at Outer Loop and Grade Lane in Louisville, Kentucky. Two women were killed during this accident and Villasenor-Saucedo is alleged to be the driver of the truck that caused the deaths of these two women. Villasenor-Saucedo fled the scene and LMPD Officers later obtained a Criminal Complaint from Jefferson County District Court charging Villasenor-Saucedo with Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Hit and Run Accident. A warrant has been issued for Villasenor-Saucedo’s arrest.

A separate warrant has been issued in Jefferson County “on charges that include leaving a scene of an accident and failure to maintain insurance and an operators license,” the Courier-Journal reports…

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Oregon Leftists Doing Everything They Can To Drive Businesses Out Of Portland –
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Liberals in the city of Portland Oregon have put their foot down against income inequality.

The “Orecrats” are not going after CEOs, but rather corporations that have CEO salaries the “Orecrats” deem excessive.

The tax penalty on corporations is as much as 25%.

Moving to address income inequality on a local level, the City Council in Portland, Ore., voted on Wednesday to impose a surtax on companies whose chief executives earn more than 100 times the median pay of their rank-and-file workers.

The surcharge, which Portland officials said is the first in the nation linked to chief executives’ pay, would be added to the city’s business tax for those companies that exceed the pay threshold. Currently, roughly 550 companies that generate significant income on sales in Portland pay the business tax…

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Homeland Security: 900 Percent Surge In Asylum Demands, Only Half Of Illegals Caught – Washington Examiner

A damning new report on the Obama administration’s immigration policies and actions shows that about half of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border are actually caught, and demands for asylum have exploded 900 percent.

The report done for the Department of Homeland Security said that asylum demands since President Obama came into office and loosened immigration requirements surged from 17,000 to 170,000.

What’s more, despite claims that up to 81 percent of all illegals are apprehended crossing the border, just 54 percent actually are, according to the report from Institute for Defense Analyses. The report, done for DHS, is titled “Assessing Southern Border Security.”

It was obtained and released by the Center for Immigration Studies.

The head of the center, Mark Krikorian, analyzed the report in a blog post. Among his key takeaways:

For 2015, the estimated apprehension rate of illegal aliens between ports of entry on the southern border is only 54 percent. The report finds that although there has been a steep fall in total illegal entries over the past 15 years, there has not been a steep rise in the probability of apprehension over the same time period. Still, there has been some rise; shockingly, the report’s authors find that the estimated apprehension rate between ports of entry in 2005 was only 36 percent…

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Muslim Brotherhood Front Group Training U.S. Airport Screeners – Human Events
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The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) has completed training for 2,200 Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) at the Los Angeles International Airport according to a press release found on the MPAC website.

The MPAC release notes that the two-month training course informed officers of “the diversity of Muslims around the world from cultural dress to language to tenets. The four trainers taught the TSOs how to properly handle a Quran and discussed the different ways Muslim women and men choose to cover or dress. For example, the TSOs learned if a woman wears hijab and needs a secondary screening she should be screened in a private area by a female TSO officer.”

In 1986, MPAC was formed as a political action arm of one of the largest Wahhabi mosques in America, the Islamic Center for Southern California…

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Shocker: Austrian Migrant Sex Attacks Increased 133 Percent This Year – Breitbart

The number of sex attacks by migrants has rapidly risen in Austria over the last year with statistics showing an increase of 133 per cent, an inquiry has revealed.

The anti-mass migration Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) brought the statistics of migrant sex attacks to light in the Austrian parliament after making an inquiry to the Interior Ministry. According to the Interior Ministry report, “from January 1 to September 30, 2016, 91 asylum seekers were investigated as suspects” in rape cases – a 133 per cent increase from 2015, Kronen Zeitung reports.

The total number of rape allegations in Austria has gone down since 2015 from 688 suspects to 594 suspects. The number of incidents has also decreased in general from 826 to 674. But despite asylum seekers being a small fraction of the population in Austria, the statistics show that more than one in ten instances of rape, closer to one-fifth, are carried out by migrants.

The report also states that the vast majority of the migrants who are suspected of rape are of an Afghani origin with the number of Afghan suspects rising from 16 to 47. The number of Syrian rape suspects has also risen from three to 11.

Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka noted that the figures were too raw to make any real policy conclusions and said that they did not stand up to a scientific review because they were only quarterly or semi-annual statistics.

FPÖ deputy David Lasar, who made the initial inquiry, asked the interior minister what steps were being done to secure the safety of Austrians “due to the multitude of sexual assaults on women”…

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Federal Judge Shuts Down Michigan Recount With Trump Still Up – Daily Caller
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A federal judge Wednesday night shut down Michigan’s presidential recount, ruling that Green Party candidate Jill Stein has no constitutional right to demand a recount.

Stein has sought a recount of the presidential vote in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, three of the closest states which collectively give Donald Trump his margin of victory in the Electoral College. But her recount effort in Pennsylvania has already been shut down, while the recount in Wisconsin has yielded almost no change to the results, leaving Michigan as the lone place where Stein has a plausible hope of altering the result.

But in a ruling issued Wednesday night, federal district court judge Mark Goldsmith, a Barack Obama appointee, said a recount in Michigan was not warranted, upholding a prior ruling by a state court…

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Teenagers Charged In Tennessee Wildfires That Killed 14 – UPI

Two juveniles have been charged with starting the historic wildfires that killed more than a dozen people in Tennessee this month, authorities said Wednesday.

Investigators said the teenagers were arrested and charged with aggravated arson. Neither their names, ages or genders were disclosed, though.

The fires were Tennessee’s worst in decades and destroyed nearly 2,000 homes and other structures. At least 14 people died and 150 were hurt as the result of the fires in Sevier County, the center of which is the resort town of Gatlinburg.

It wasn’t clear whether the teens might face additional charges, such as murder or manslaughter, although prosecutors could try them both as adults.

“Everything is on the table,” prosecutor James Dunn said.

Dunn added that the juveniles are residents of Tennessee, but not Sevier County.

Tennessee officials do not reveal criminal records of juveniles unless it involves serious charges, like murder or rape. However, if the case is sent to criminal court, the records will become public.

Officials said the two will have a detention hearing within the next three days…

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Donald Trump Appoints Iowa Governor Terry Branstad Amdassador To China – Fox News
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President-elect Donald Trump has picked Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad for the key post of U.S. Ambassador to China, the transition team announced Wednesday

Branstad met with Trump at Trump Tower in New York Tuesday afternoon.

“Governor Branstad’s decades of experience in public service and long-time relationship with President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders make him the ideal choice to serve as America’s Ambassador to China,” Trump said in a statement.

“After long discussions with my family, I am honored and humbled to accept President-elect Trump’s nomination to represent our great country as Ambassador to China,” Branstad said. “I have known President Xi Jinping for many years and consider him an old friend…

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Naval Academy Hosting ‘Transgender 101’ Training For Midshipmen – Washington Free Beacon

The U.S. Naval Academy is bringing in Google employees to provide voluntary “Transgender 101” training to midshipmen this week as part of an ongoing “safe space” training series.

The academy’s Center for Teaching and Learning is holding two events on Friday, one for faculty and staff and another for midshipmen. The hour and a half-long workshops will be hosted by Marnie Florin and Kevin Perry, who launched a similar session at Google in 2015.

Midshipmen and staff who take the training course will get the opportunity to display cards outside their door that show they are allies of the LGBT community.

The course was described in an email circulated by the Naval Academy on Tuesday.

“On Friday, December 9, the Center for Teaching & Leaning welcomes Kevin Perry and Marnie Florin who will be presenting Transgender 101: Gender Identity in the Workplace,” the email said. “Marnie and Kevin have given this workshop at Google offices around the globe to more than 2,500 employees.”

The email explained that Florin is transgender and uses the pronoun “ze.”

“Before Google, Kevin worked at Bank of America where he helped launch an LGBTQ ally program,” according to the email. “Before Google, Marnie attended Columbia Business School and saw that people had a lot of questions when ze (Marnie uses gender neutral pronouns) came out as transgender. Kevin and Marnie teamed out to create the Trans 101 session with the hope that it would create more supportive and inclusive workplaces by helping people better understand the trans experience and what it means to be an ally to the trans community.”

“Attendees will receive door cards, which they may display if they wish, to indicate that they are allies,” the email added…

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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt Chosen To Lead Trump’s EPA – Washington Examiner
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President-elect Trump has picked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a vocal opponent of the Obama administration’s environmental policies, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, according to multiple reports.

Pruitt has opposed EPA climate rules and the Clean Power Plan for power plants, the signature policy of the president’s agenda to combat global warming.

Pruitt is one of 28 attorneys general opposing the EPA plan in federal appeals court. The plan is being weighed by a 10-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and is expected to go to the Supreme Court, no matter how the federal appeals court rules.

Trump has vowed to repeal the Clean Power Plan in his first 100 days in office, along with a number of other environmental rules that directly harm the coal industry…

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Man ‘Cured’ Of Prostate Cancer After Doctors Shock Tumor To Death With Testosterone – Daily Telegraph

A man with advanced prostate cancer is believed to be cured after doctors ‘shocked’ his tumour to death with huge amounts of testosterone.

The result has been described as ‘unexpected’ and ‘exciting’ because most prostate cancer therapies work by depriving tumours of testosterone, because cancer uses it as a fuel.

Other seriously ill men taking part in the same trial showed responses that astounded scientists, with tumours shrinking and the progress of their disease halted.

Levels of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), a blood marker used to monitor prostate cancer, also fell in the majority of the 47 participants.

One individual whose PSA levels dropped to zero after three months and shows no remaining trace of the disease after 22 cycles of treatment appears to be cured, said the researchers.

Professor Sam Denmeade, from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, US, who led the study, said: “”Our goal is to shock the cancer cells by exposing them rapidly to very high followed by very low levels of testosterone in the blood. The results are unexpected and exciting.

“We are still in the early stages of figuring out how this works and how to incorporate it into the treatment paradigm for prostate cancer.

“Many of the men have stable disease that has not progressed for more than 12 months.

“I think we may have cured one man whose PSA dropped to zero after three months and has remained so now for 22 cycles. His disease has all disappeared.”…

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Gitmo Terrorists Reacted With Horror At Trump Victory On Election Night, Asked Guards For Tranquilizers – Mad World News
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Donald Trump’s victory affected the whole world in different ways, and we’ve just learned about what went down on election night at Guantanamo Bay, which houses some of the worst terrorists who hate America more than anything. When it appeared that Donald Trump would win, the prisoners had various reactions, and it was way worse than any torture or waterboarding. You’re going to love this.

Those prisoners at Gitmo knew they had it easy with Barack Obama as president, and most of them waited with high anxiety on election night to see who would win. According to the bleeding-heart leftist attorneys representing the terrorists, the sheer terror that broke out when they realized Trump would win was priceless.

“Prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba ‘thought it was the end of the world’ the night of the presidential election and asked their guards for tranquilizers and sleeping pills, CBS correspondent Margaret Brennan reported Thursday.”…

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70% Of Immigrants Admitted Under Obama’s “Minor Refugee” Program Are Actually Adults – Zero Hedge

Two years ago the Obama administration sought out to tackle a “crisis” that involved minors seeking out “human smugglers” to help with transportation across the U.S. – Mexico border. So, with a swipe of the pen, Obama signed an executive order allowing minors of certain Central American countries to flee to the U.S. under a “refugee/parole program.”

Two years later, there’s just one problem: 70% of the people admitted under the program are actually adults. According to MRC TV, official data from the State Department indicates that of the 1,600 aliens that have traveled to the U.S. under the CAM program to date, only 480 of them are actually under the age of 18.

Now, under the CAM program, the State Department told MRCTV in an email Wednesday that of the 1,600 aliens who have traveled to the United States to date, only 480 of them – just 30 percent – are children under the age of 18.

Conversely, a full 70 percent of those aliens who’ve been allowed into the United States under the president’s program for “minors” are adults.

The controversial initiative was launched in December 2014 as part of President Obama’s executive actions on immigrants, and was touted as a way to bring illegal alien children from certain Central American countries into the United States to be reunited with their families, who are often here illegally themselves. The move was allegedly designed to keep underage children from relying on dangerous human smugglers to bring them across the U.S. –Mexico border illegally. Per the State Department:

The United States is establishing an in-country refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provide a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are currently undertaking to the United States…

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Trump Has Chosen Retired Marine General Mattis For Secretary Of Defense – Washington Post
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President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis, who has said that responding to “political Islam” is the major security issue facing the United States, to be secretary of defense.

“We are going to appoint Mad Dog Mattis as our secretary of defense,” Trump told a rally in Cincinnati, the first stop on a post-election “thank-you tour.”

Trump joked that the media and audience should keep the news to themselves. “We are going to be announcing him Monday of next week,” Trump said. “Keep it inside the room.”

Mattis, who retired as chief of U.S. Central Command in 2013, has often said that Washington lacks an overall strategy in the Middle East, opting to instead handle issues in an ineffective one-by-one manner…

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Taxpayer Relief Shot: 75-Year-Old Detroit Man Kills Home Invader – Washington Free Beacon

A 75-year-old Detroit man is alive, one suspected intruder is dead, and another is at large after a home invasion on Friday.

The man told police that he heard a noise at his home’s back door around 3 a.m. on Friday. Two men broke an exterior window to gain access to the home and then used a crowbar to break into an interior door. When the homeowner went to investigate he found the two men standing in his kitchen.

“He ended up firing two shots, striking one of the suspects,” Officer Dan Donakowski told the Detroit News. “Both suspects attempted to flee on foot, but the one that was hit collapsed in the backyard and was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Police said the suspects in the break-in were between the ages of 16 and 18 but did not release the identity of anyone involved in the ordeal. One community leader described the homeowner’s actions as a justifiable case of self-defense.

“These two young males presented imminent danger and the homeowner protected himself,” the local community security chairman told ABC affiliate WXYZ. “There’s no reason for anyone to violate the rights of senior citizens, women, children and try to break into a home.”

Police said the homeowner was cooperating with their investigation and they don’t plan to file any charges…

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Kellogg Foundation Provided Nearly $1 Million To Support Black Lives Matter – Breitbart
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The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which maintains strong financial ties to the Kellogg Company, has provided at least $930,000 in support of the controversial work of the Black Lives Matter organization.

The financing is listed on the Foundation’s website. It includes a June 1, 2016 grant to the International Development Exchange, which is in a contractual relationship with Black Lives Matter to process donations for the group.

The Associated Press reported the International Development Exchange, also known as IDEX, “has been acting as a mostly unseen financial arm of Black Lives Matter, with the ability to receive grants and tax-deductible donations on the group’s behalf.”

“More recently, the relationship evolved into a contractual partnership that will run through at least mid-2017,” the AP reported…

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600 Veterans Potentially Infected With HIV, Hepatitis By The VA – Federalist Papers Project

Nearly 600 veterans who were being treated at a VA facility in Wisconsin may have been infected with several types of diseases due to violations of infection control protocol.

Some of those diseases include HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. The facility, in Tomah, Wisconsin, is in the process of notifying 592 veterans that they may have become infected, WEAU.com is reporting.

At a press conference Tuesday, acting medical center director Victoria Brahm said the dentist at the center was using his own equipment, then cleaning it and re-using it, a violation of VA regulations.

The facility’s rules require them to use sterile and disposable equipment.

Brahm said this was done for an entire year – from October 2015 through October 2016.

It only came to light when someone filling in as this dentist’s assistant noticed what was happening and reported it.

The dentist has been removed from “patient care” and is now working in an “administrative role,” the article states and the case will be referred to the inspector general for “assessment of any criminal charges.”

“It was purposeful that he was violating VA regulations,” Brahm said. “During all of the orientation, he used all of our equipment. He used it appropriately, so it was very purposeful from what we found in our investigation that he knew exactly what he was doing, and preferred to use his own equipment against procedure.”

Brahm told reporters that the Tomah VA has made improvements but still has others to make.

“We have clear evidence that we are moving forward and the people that remain here are very vested and here for the mission of taking care of veterans,” she said…

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Leftist Baby-Killers Sue States So They Can Kill More Babies – Law Newz
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On Wednesday, three different affiliates of Planned Parenthood each filed lawsuits in an attempt to challenge different state abortion laws. Federal complaints were filed in North Carolina and Missouri, and a third lawsuit was filed in Alaska’s state court. In a press release, the Center for reproductive Rights, which is helping coordinate the effort, referred to the recent successful challenges of various abortion laws since a June Supreme Court victory as “just the beginning” in light of the new lawsuits.

The specific laws that Planned Parenthood is attempting to strike down are:

North Carolina statutes which ban abortions after the twentieth week of a pregnancy, measured from the woman’s last period. The exception to the last is if there is a medical emergency where the abortion will “avert her death or for which a delay will create serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function,” with mental illnesses excluded…

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Leftists Lose Their Minds Over ‘Professor Watch List’ Created To Expose Liberal Indoctrination On Campus – Daily Caller

Turning Point USA, a conservative organization made up of high school and college students, has compiled a website database of more than 200 professors at universities across the nation that “discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”

The website, professorwatchlist.org, doesn’t list just any professo­r – TPUSA requires proof.

“This watchlist is an aggregated list of pre-existing news stories that were published by a variety of news organizations,” the website states. “While we accept tips for new additions on our website, we only publish profiles on incidents that have already been reported by a credible source.”

The website also says that TPUSA is not attempting to silence the professors on the list, but instead they are exposing “specific incidents and names of professors that advance a radical agenda in lecture halls.”

Since its recent debut, the list has seen no shortage of harsh criticism.

Slate author Rebecca Schuman deemed the watchlist “grotesque,” and called it “a stock agency for photos of self-satisfied young white people.”

“Intentionally or not, the Professor Watchlist, simply by being a self-styled watch list, has aligned itself with the ugly, frightening new political status quo,” writes Schuman. “This is, indeed, a turning point in our country, a time of fear unprecedented on this continent since the Second World War. Fear of being placed on a list, targeted as undesirable, and subjected to whatever happens next.”…

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Hungarian Village Bans Muslims And Liberals To Stop EU’s Migrant Influx – Daily Express
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A Hungarian mayor has banned Muslims and Liberals from his village to “defend” it from the arrival of migrants from the European Union.

The Mayor of Asotthalom Laszlo Toroczkai has unveiled a “preventative action package” of laws to make it clear that people worshiping Islam and left-wingers are not welcome.

The controversial plans are to ensure the village does not have to bow to the European Union’s mandatory migrant quotas.

The new rules, which were announced on the village council’s social media page, contained a personal message from the mayor, which read: “Instead of looking for a scapegoat, I offer an immediate solution, a defence against the forced mass resettlement of migrants by Brussels…

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Feds Cut $167 Million From Domestic Programs To House And Feed Illegals For Just 1 Month – Washington Examiner

The Department of Health and Human Services is raiding several of its accounts, including money for Medicare, the Ryan White AIDS/HIV program and those for cancer and flu research to cover a shortfall in housing illegal youths pouring over the border at a rate of 255 a day.

HHS is trying to come up with $167 million to fund the Office of Refugee Resettlement that is accepting the youths, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.

Policy Director Jessica Vaughan said that insiders have told her that the funding crisis has forced the department to squeeze programs for money.

She just revealed on the CIS website:

“An average of 255 illegal alien youths were taken into the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) every day this month, according to the latest figures the agency provided to Congress. This is the largest number of illegal alien children ever in the care of the federal government. To pay for it, the agency says it will need an additional one or two billion dollars for the next year – above and beyond the $1.2 billion spent in 2016 and proposed for 2017 – depending on how many more arrive. For now, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where ORR resides, is diverting $167 million from other programs to cover the cost of services for these new illegal arrivals through December 9, when the current continuing resolution expires.”

The money, she said, pays for “shelters, health care, schooling, recreation, and other services for the new illegal arrivals, who typically were brought to the border by smugglers paid by their parents, who often are living in the United States illegally.”…

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Angry Mobs Lock Up Indian Bankers As Cash Chaos Soars: “We Are Fearing The Worst” – Zero Hedge
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India’s demonetization campaign is not going as expected.

Overnight, banks played down expectations of a dramatic improvement in currency availability, raising the prospect of queues lengthening as salaries get paid and people look to withdraw money from their accounts the Economic Times reported.

While much of India has become habituated to the sight of people lining up at banks and cash dispensers since the November 8 demonetisation announcement, bank officials said the message from the Reserve Bank of India is that supplies may not get any easier in the near future and that they should push digital transactions. “We had sought a hearing with RBI as we were not allocated enough cash, but we were told that rationing of cash may continue for some time,” said a banker who was present at one of several meetings with central bank officials…

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9th Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules Marijuana Card Holders Cannot Own A Gun – Real Strategy

If you have a medical marijuana card, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says that you can’t buy a gun.

The court ruled 3-0 on Wednesday that a ban preventing medical marijuana card holders from purchasing firearms is not in violation of the Second Amendment.

There are nine western states under the appeals court’s jurisdiction, including Nevada, where the case originated.

• Court Rules That Medical Marijuana Card will Prevent You from Buying a Gun

A lawsuit was filed in 2011 by Nevada resident S. Rowan Wilson after she tried to purchase a gun for self-defense and was denied based on a federal ban on the sale of guns to users of illegal drugs. Though marijuana has been legalized in some places on a state-by-state basis, it remains illegal under federal law. The court maintained that drug use “raises the risk of irrational or unpredictable behavior with which gun use should not be associated.”

Chaz Rainey, the attorney representing Wilson, said that he plans to appeal the decision. “We live in a world where having a medical marijuana card is enough to say you don’t get a gun, but if you’re on the no fly list your constitutional right is still protected,” he told the AP. He argued that there should be more consistency in how the Second Amendment is applied.

Alex Kreit, marijuana law expert at the San Diego’s Thomas Jefferson School of Law, expects that this ruling won’t be the last we see of the issue. He told the AP that the ruling may be challenged by people who use medical marijuana who will argue “that they shouldn’t be lumped with other drug users in terms of concerns about violence.”..

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Man Takes Bucket Of Gold Worth $1.6 Million From Back Of Armored Truck In Broad Daylight – Law Newz
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The New York City Police Department released surveillance video on Wednesday morning. Investigators say it shows a bucket of gold flakes worth $1.6 million being stolen by a man out of the back of an armored truck.

Amazingly, police say the theft happened in the middle of the afternoon back on September 29th when an armored car was left unattended and apparently unlocked on the side of middle of busy Manhattan street.

The suspect, wanted for burglary, is described as a male Hispanic man somewhere between 50-60 years old.

He appears to get somewhat tired after hauling around the 5 gallon bucket, believed to have weighed approximately 86 lbs. It took the man nearly an hour to make it to his getaway vehicle, a walk a police detective told NBC 4 New York would normally only take about 10 minutes under normal circumstances…

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Senator Tim Scott And Congressman Trey Gowdy Added To Trump’s Transition Team – WACH

President-elect Donald Trump announced several additions to his transition team Tuesday. Among those were Congressman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District in the Greenville/Spartanburg area and Senator Tim Scott of Charleston.

Here’s a look at the complete list of vice chairs and executive committee members:

Vice Chairs

• Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
• Dr. Ben Carson
• New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
• Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin
• Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, USA (Ret.)
• Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich
• Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani
• Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)
• Incoming Deputy National Security Advisor Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland
• Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY)
• Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
• U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
• U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)

Executive Committee
• Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA)
• Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
• Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY)
• Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI)
• Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC)
• Jared Kushner
• Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA)…

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House Democrats Double Down On Failure, Re-elect Nancy Pelosi As Minority Leader – Washington Times
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House Democrats renewed Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s lease on power Wednesday, voting to keep her as party leader and insisting she bears no blame for her party’s staggering electoral losses over the past six years.

She faced her toughest challenge yet in her 14 years at the helm, ceding more than 60 votes to Rep. Tim Ryan, a 43-year-old Ohio Democrat who said the party had lost touch with middle America and needed a shake-up to begin connecting – and winning – again.

Mrs. Pelosi’s backers agreed that the party must do more to reconnect with voters in the “flyover” states but said Democrats’ problems are the fault of others. They said the 76-year-old has the political mettle and fundraising prowess to be what one lawmaker called their “comeback leader.”

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Kellogg Boycotts Trump Community; Trump Supporters Boycott Them Back – Truthfeed

Kellogg cereal company announced that they’re no longer advertising on Breitbart.

Breitbart is the conservative news outlet formerly operated by Steve Bannon, Trump’s one-time campaign chair, and high-ranking White House advisor.

Kellogg sent the following statement to Bloomberg:

“We regularly work with our media-buying partners to ensure our ads do not appear on sites that aren’t aligned with our values as a company. We recently reviewed the list of sites where our ads can be placed and decided to discontinue advertising on Breitbart.com. We are working to remove our ads from that site.”

Breitbart responded with a statement:

Breitbart said Kellogg was denigrating “to its own detriment” a loyal and engaged community of consumers who helped elect Trump, saying the site had 45 million unique visitors in the last thirty days.

“Kellogg’s decision to blacklist one of the largest conservative media outlets in America is economic censorship of mainstream conservative political discourse,” it said in a statement. “That is as un-American as it gets.”

Trump Army, let’s send a LOUD AND CLEAR message to Kellogg’s in the form of a BOYCOTT, so they understand that there’s no room for politics in CEREAL.

Do not purchase any Kellogg’s products, including Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies, Special K, Cocoa Krispies, Keebler, Pringles, Pop-Tarts, Kashi, Cheez-It, Eggo, Nutri-Grain, Morningstar Farms…

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Trump Will Nominate Steve Mnuchin And Wilbur Ross To Head Treasury And Commerce Departments – Washington Times
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President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday took major steps in building his economic team, announcing plans to nominate Steve Mnuchin to be the next secretary of the Treasury and Wilbur Ross to be the next commerce secretary.

Mr. Trump also said he plans to name Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts as his deputy secretary of commerce.

In a statement, Mr. Trump called Mr. Mnuchin a “world-class financier, banker and businessman.”

Mr. Mnuchin, a billionaire Goldman Sachs alumnus who has also been a film investor, was the finance chairman of Mr. Trump’s campaign.

He said during an appearance on Fox Business Network Wednesday that tax and regulatory reform will be top priorities and that economic growth of “3 to 4 percent” is “a sustainable long-term growth” for the country…

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General Flynn Accepts Post As National Security Advisor – Fox News

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn on Friday accepted President-elect Donald Trump’s offer to be his national security adviser, Fox News confirmed.

Flynn, who served as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) between 2012 and 2014, has advised Trump on national security issues for months. As national security adviser, he would work in the White House and have frequent access to the president.

The position does not require confirmation by the Senate. Whoever holds it is typically shielded from congressional requests to testify or produce documents.

After leaving the DIA, Flynn became a virulent critic of the Obama administration and the Pentagon. He took issue with a wide range of national security policies, including the administration’s approach to fighting ISIS and, more generally, its handling of global affairs.

Flynn asserted that he had been forced out of the DIA because he disagreed with the administration’s approach to combating extremism. His critics, however, claimed he had mismanaged the agency and that his efforts to force change had met with internal resistance.

In recent public comments, including his fiery address at July’s Republican National Convention, Flynn has emphasized his view that the threat posed by ISIS requires a more aggressive U.S. military, as well as his belief that Washington should work more closely with Moscow.

Flynn is also a champion of renegotiating the Iran nuclear deal, another foreign policy theme Trump pushed during the campaign…

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Senator Sessions Agrees To Serve As Trump’s Attorney General – Zero Hedge
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Some background on the Sessions appointment, courtesy of Bloomberg, which elevates one of Trump’s earliest congressional backers, and one of the most conservative senators, to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official.

The 69-year-old, four-term Alabama Republican is a hard-liner on free trade and immigration, arguing that prospective immigrants don’t have constitutional protections. He has opposed efforts to overhaul prison sentencing, back off the war on drugs and legalize marijuana.

Sessions, a former federal prosecutor, was one of the few lawmakers to defend Trump after he proposed a complete shutdown on Muslims entering the U.S. He told Stephen Bannon on a radio show in 2015 that Trump was “treading on dangerous ground” but it is “appropriate to begin to discuss” the issue…

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Trump Picks Congressman Pompeo To Be CIA Director – Washington Examiner

Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo will be nominated to be President-elect Trump’s director of the Central Intelligence Agency, according to the transition team.

Pompeo, a former Army captain, was first elected in 2010 and serves on the House Select Intelligence Committee and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, as well as the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

“I am honored to have been given this opportunity to serve and to work alongside President-elect Donald J. Trump to keep America safe. I also look forward to working with America’s intelligence warriors, who do so much to protect Americans each and every day,” Pompeo said in a statement.

The Kansas congressman is a graduate of West Point and Harvard Law School and was once an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He founded Thayer Aerospace, which made airplane parts, and served as the company’s CEO before selling his interest.

According to his website, Pompeo’s major interests in Congress have been freeing up businesses from government regulations and “defending our individual constitutional rights.”

He’s previously said that Edward Snowden, a former contractor who leaked thousands of documents on the American intelligence system, should get the death penalty. He was a fervent questioner of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the hours-long Benghazi hearing that delved deeply into Clinton’s private email server in 2015…

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Mother Sues Her Son For Trying To Become A Girl Without Permission – Law Newz
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A mother is suing after her 17-year-old son received hormone treatment to transition from male to female without her consent. Anmarie Calgaro claims that her parental rights were taken away from her when her child, whom she continues to refer to as her son, was able to undergo procedures despite still being a minor.

“I was not consulted or informed about this in any way,” Calgaro said at a press conference.

Minnesota, where Calgaro is from, does not have any statutes regarding the process of the general emancipation of minors, but it does have a law allowing emancipation for medical purposes. Minnesota Statute § 144.341 says:

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any minor who is living separate and apart from parents or legal guardian, whether with or without the consent of a parent or guardian and regardless of the duration of such separate residence…

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3D Printed Skull Gives 7-Year-Old Boy New Lease Of Life Two Years After Tragic Fall Crushed 50% Of The Bones In His Head – Daily Mail

A seven-year-old boy who lost half his skull in a fall has been given a new lease of life thanks to a 3D printed skull.

Teddy Ward was just five when he slipped and fell down a cliff in Topanga Canyon, near Los Angeles.

The impact crushed his head, shattering all of the bone on his left side.

After surgery to replace the skull was unsuccessful, he was sent home with a helmet, ordered to wear it 24 hours a day.

It meant Teddy – described by his mother as a ‘rambunctious kid’ – could not go to friends parties for fear of getting on a bounce house, and his friends parents could not bear the risk of hurting him during a sleepover.

But now he is running around like any of child, thanks to a newly-designed skull that almost perfectly mimics the original.

It was created by doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles after years of research to find a solution for Teddy.

The final product, surgically implanted earlier this year, was made from a material called PolyEtherEtherKetone (or, PEEK).

Uniquely, it bears all the physical hallmarks of real skull material.

‘This was a remarkable defect,’ his doctor, Dr Mark Urata, told CBS Los Angeles.

‘It was close to 50 percent of his skull that was gone.’

Now that Teddy is back to normal – running around, dabbing, sliding and screaming – his mother Lisa Ward is ecstatic…

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New Customers Selecting An Obamacare Plan Down 33% Since Last Year – Washington Free Beacon
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The number of new customers who have submitted an application and selected a health care plan through HealthCare.gov is down 33 percent since last year, according to new open enrollment figures released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

In the first 12 days of the open enrollment period that began on Nov. 1, 1,008,218 individuals signed up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. That is 69,658 fewer signups than last year, when 1,077,876 individuals enrolled in the first two weeks of open enrollment. This year’s open enrollment period had two fewer days than last year due to a five-day week in the beginning of open enrollment.

The number of new customers who selected plans for the 2017 coverage year declined 33 percent from last year. During this year’s enrollment period, 246,433 new consumers selected plans, while 366,477 new customers selected plans last year…

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Electoral College Voters Deluged With Death Threats From Crazed Leftists – WorldNetDaily

One of Michigan’s 16 electors who will be called upon to cast a vote validating the election of Donald Trump in the Electoral College has testified on video that he and others in the state are receiving “dozens and dozens of death threats” from Hillary Clinton supporters urging them to switch his vote to Clinton.

On Dec. 19 the Electoral College will convene to cast their votes for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, with each state’s electors pledged to vote for the candidate elected on Nov. 8 in their state.

But a handful of states have no laws making it illegal for the electors to change their vote while others have only a minor penalty such as a fine for doing so. If Clinton’s supporters can get enough of the 163 electors from states where Trump both won and votes can be legally switched on Dec. 19, Hillary Clinton becomes the next president of the United States.

Michael Banerian, 22, of Oakland County, Michigan, is one of that state’s 16 official electors who will meet in the state capital of Lansing on Dec. 19 to cast their votes for Trump. He told the Detroit News Thursday he has received threatening emails, lots of them, from people telling him to vote for Democrat Clinton instead of the GOP victor he is pledged to support. Trump won Michigan’s popular vote and should be able to count on the 16 electoral votes in that state.

But Clinton supporters have “deluged Banerian and other GOP electors with pleas and nasty emails to reverse course and cast their ballots for Clinton,” the Michigan Republican Party is reporting…

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Trump To Meet With Prime Minister Of Japan; Has Already Spoken With 32 Foreign Leaders – Breitbart
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President-elect Donald Trump is set to hold a private meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York.

Abe wants to “build trust” with Trump, according to CNN.

“I am very honored to see the President-elect ahead of other world leaders,” Abe stated.

Trump’s transition team announced on Thursday morning that the President-elect spoke with three more foreign leaders, in addition to the 29 foreign leaders that he previously spoke with, who offered their congratulations after his victory.

The three world leaders include:

* President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev
* Prime Minister of The Netherlands, Mark Rutte
* President of Poland, Andrzej Duda…

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Meet The First Leftist Parasite Charged With Threatening To Assassinate Trump – Freedom Daily

The election of President Elect Donald Trump has brought about a lot of discourse. More so than ever before. There are riots and protests in the street and violence is breaking out all over. Some argue that it has been encouraged by liberal race baiters like Michael Moore and Al Sharpton. It did not take long for people to start threatening to assassinate Donald Trump.

A 24 year old Ohio man was officially charged in federal court for threatening to murder President Elect Donald Trump via Twitter on election night. The young mans name is Zachary Benson and he lives in Fairview Park, Cleveland. The tweet was posted shortly before Trump was declared the winner.

His tweet stated, “My life goal is to assassinate Trump. Don’t care if I serve infinite sentences. That man deserves to decease (sic) existing.”

However, just seconds before he had tweeted, “Diplomacy. F***ing fools. I hate you all. I want to bomb every one of your voting booths and your general areas.”

Just mere hours later he was arrested by the Secret Service and interviewed. Now that he has finally been elected the Secret Service and FBI are likely taking these threats even more seriously now more than ever. Whether you like Donald Trump or not it is never ok to threaten to harm someone, let along murder them.

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Obama Sets New Record For Regulations: 527 Pages In 1 Day – WorldNetDaily
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President Obama on Thursday set a record for the most pages of federal rules and regulations ever issued in a year by one president, adding 572 pages to the Federal Register, bringing his 2016 total to 81,640 pages.

And he still has weeks left to add to that figure.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, which tracks such activity, points out Obama has generated eight of the top 11 years for rules ever.

George W. Bush took 5th, in 2008, and 9th and 10th, in 2004 and 2002.

So far, Obama has generated 635,448 pages of rules, or 217 per day, or nine for every hour he’s been president. (That assumes a full eight-year term, so actually those numbers will go up with any more he produces before he leaves office)…

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Mexican Mayor Arrested After Hundreds Massacred And Cooked In Network Of Ovens – Breitbart

Mexican authorities have arrested the former mayor of a rural community in the border state of Coahuila in connection with the kidnapping, murder and incineration of hundreds of victims through a network of ovens at the hands of the Los Zetas cartel. The arrest comes after Breitbart Texas exposed not only the horrors of the mass extermination, but also the cover-up and complicity of the Mexican government.

On Thursday morning, Coahuila state authorities arrested Sergio Alonzo Rodriguez, the former mayor of Allende, Coahuila, on the charge of aggravated kidnapping, information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Coahuila government revealed. Rodriguez was the mayor of Allende, Coahuila in March, 2011, when a commando of Los Zetas kidnapped dozens of people who were then murdered and incinerated.

Earlier this year, Breitbart Texas published the results of a three-month investigation into how Los Zetas were able to kidnap, torture, execute and incinerate approximately 300 victims – including women and children – between 2011 and 2013. Approximately 150 of the victims were taken to the Piedras Negras state prison where cartel members used 55-gallon drums to incinerate the human remains.

Mexican court documents obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed that the wave of terror unleashed by Los Zetas began as an internal spat between Los Zetas, resulting in the leadership ordering the murder of every individual related, connected or associated with two former members…

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Indian Economy Grinds To A Halt After Cash-Ban: “Faith In System Shaken” – Zero Hedge
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Amid scenes of panic across India, following PM Modi’s shock decision to withdraw high-value bills in the middle of the sowing and wedding season, Reuters reports the move, aimed at cracking down on the shadow economy, has brought India’s cash economy to a virtual standstill. With over 90% of all transactions done in cash, money flows in and out of the black-and-white system… until now, as Devangshu Datta exclaims, “The system works because everybody believes that those pieces of paper will be accepted by everybody else… This move has shaken that trust.”

Farmers have been left stranded as traders have no cash to pay for their produce, while millions of Indians lined up outside banks and post offices for the ninth day to exchange old banknotes or withdraw rationed money from their accounts…

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Trump May Not Get To Work Out Of Oval Office For A Year Due To Obama Putting Off Security Upgrades – Daily Mail

President-elect Donald Trump has captured the White House, but he may have to wait a while to ensconce himself inside the Oval Office.

Former George W. Bush advisor Karl Rove said Wednesday that major security upgrades are planned for the ceremonial office and seat of presidential power – and that it could put the office out of commission for up to a year.

If that occurs, he said, President Trump might have to spend up to a quarter of his term working out of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across the street – where President Richard Nixon labored and made some of his infamous White House recordings.

‘My understanding is that for the first year of his time in office, President Trump will not have the Oval Office,’ Rove told Fox News on Wednesday.

‘President Obama could have told the Secret Service, “I know you want to modernize the Oval Office with security enhancements – literally strip it down to the bare walls and build it back up so we’ve got bullet proof glass and so forth and so on, security arrangements in it, in my last year in office,”‘ Rove said.

‘But Instead he said, “Why don’t you do that [with] whoever comes next so the president of the United States, President Trump, my understanding is, will spend most of his first year using Richard Nixon’s old office in the Old Executive Office Building across executive drive and up the Navy steps.”…

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iPhones Could Be ‘Made In America’ As Apple Asks Foxconn To Consider U.S. Manufacturing – MacRumors
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Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has been studying the possibility of moving iPhone production to the United States, according to Japanese website Nikkei Asian Review, leading to hopeful speculation some iPhones could one day be “Made in America” rather than be assembled and imported from China.

The report claims Apple asked both Foxconn and rival supplier Pegatron, which denied the request, to look into making iPhones stateside, although Foxconn chairman Terry Gou is said to be less enthusiastic about the idea due to inevitably higher production costs in the United States compared to China.

“Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.,” a source said. “Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns.”…

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Rutgers Professor Threatens To Kill White People Online, Is Carted Off To Bellevue For Psychological Evaluation – Daily Caller

A Rutgers professor became so upset about Donald Trump’s election victory that police took him in for a psychological evaluation, New Jersey authorities announced Wednesday.

Kevin Allred is a women’s and gender studies professor and the creator of Politicizing Beyoncé, and given his specialty it was unsurprising that he wasn’t happy that Trump won. But Allred began to go off the rails on Twitter, tweeting his desire to kill white people.

“[W]ill the 2nd Amendment be as cool when i buy a gun and start shooting atrandom [sic] white people or no?,” he asked on Twitter Nov. 10.

On Tuesday night, police showed up at his house to check up on him, and then carted him off to Bellevue Hospital in New York City for a two-hour psychological evaluation.

“NYPD just came to my house b/c Rutgers Police told them I’m a threat based on political statements I’ve made on campus and on twitter,” Allred said in a series of Twitter posts Tuesday night. “They’ve forced me to now undergo a psychiatric evaluation at the hospital. [T]hey brought me by ambulance tho i’m not under arrest technically.”

The encounter hardly improved Allred’s irate condition.

“[T]his is for exercising my fucking first amendment rights. [I’m] being labeled a threat and put in a psych hospital,” he continue on Twitter.

Even though Trump is not yet president, Allred says his police encounter was “proof positive that Trump’s crackdown on free speech has absolutely begun.” He argued his suggestion of shooting random white people was not a threat because it was merely a rhetorical question rather than a statement of intent…

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USGS Announces Largest Estimate Of Oil And Gas Ever Assessed In The U.S. – Hot Air
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Tuesday the U.S. Geological Survey announced the largest ever assessment of “continuous oil” ever made in the United States. The Wolfcamp shale in the area of Midland, Texas is estimated to contain three times the oil and gas of the Bakken shale formation in Montana and North Dakota. From the USGS:

The Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin portion of Texas’ Permian Basin province contains an estimated mean of 20 billion barrels of oil, 16 trillion cubic feet of associated natural gas, and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, according to an assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey. This estimate is for continuous (unconventional) oil, and consists of undiscovered, technically recoverable resources.

The estimate of continuous oil in the Midland Basin Wolfcamp shale assessment is nearly three times larger than that of the 2013 USGS Bakken-Three Forks resource assessment, making this the largest estimated continuous oil accumulation that USGS has assessed in the United States to date…

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11 Very Depressing Economic Realities That Trump Will Inherit From Obama – Zero Hedge

It would be a grave mistake to understate the amount of damage that has been done to the U.S. economy over the past eight years. In this article, I am going to share some economic numbers with you that are extremely sobering. Anyone that takes a cold, hard, honest look at the numbers should be able to see that our economy is in terrible shape. Unfortunately, the way that we see things is often clouded by our political views.

Up until the election, Democrats were far more likely then Republicans to believe that the economy was improving, but now that is in the process of completely reversing. According to Gallup, only 16 percent of Republicans believed that the economy was getting better before the election, but that number has suddenly jumped to 49 percent after Trump’s election victory. And the percentage of Democrats that believe that the economy is getting better fell from 61 percent to 46 percent after the election.

Here are some additional details from Gallup:

After Trump won last week’s election, Republicans and Republican-leaning independents now have a much more optimistic view of the U.S. economy’s outlook than they did before the election. Just 16% of Republicans said the economy was getting better in the week before the election, while 81% said it was getting worse. Since the election, 49% say it is getting better and 44% worse.

Conversely, Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents’ confidence in the economy plummeted after the election. Before the election, 61% of Democrats said the economy was getting better and 35% worse…

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Iowa Lawmaker Sponsors “Suck It Up, Buttercup” Bill: Cuts Funding For Schools That Excessively Coddle Students – Gateway Pundit
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One Iowa lawmaker has a message for any state university that spends taxpayer dollars on grief counseling for students upset at the outcome of last week’s presidential election: “Suck it up, buttercup.”

“I’ve seen four or five schools in other states that are establishing ‘cry zones’ where they’re staffed by state grief counselors and kids can come cry out their sensitivity to the election results,” said Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Wilton. “I find this whole hysteria to be incredibly annoying. People have the right to be hysterical… on their own time.”

Kaufmann plans to introduce a piece of legislation he’s calling the “suck it up, buttercup bill” when the Legislature resumes in January. It would target state universities that use taxpayer dollars to fund election-related sit-ins and grief counseling above and beyond what is normally available to students…

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Meet California’s 218,667 Public Employees Making Over $100,000 A Year – Zero Hedge

Open the Books is back with another important government transparency report. This time, the organization looked closely at California payrolls, and found that 218,667 public sector employees earn six-figure salaries (in many cases far above that threshold), at a cost of $35 billion.

If Californians are fine with this sort of thing, more power to them, but it’s important to be knowledgable about where and how tax dollars are spent.

Below are a few highlight’s from Adam Andrzejewski’s (founder of Open the Books) recent article published at Forbes titled, ‘$100K Minimum Wage’ For 220,000 Highly-Compensated California Public Employees Costs Taxpayers $35B:

In many states, public service has little to do with serving the public and everything to do with using the public’s money to serve politicians. Whenever we open the books, California is consistently among the worst offenders. Recently, we found ‘animal collection curators’ making $110,290; city librarians earning $222,320; public utility commission bosses at $550,028; and county hospital doctors making $1.274 million.

This spring, at Forbes, we exposed 50,000 Illinois public employees earning six-figure salaries who cost taxpayers $8 billion. In California the numbers are exponentially larger: 218,667 employees making six-figures who cost $35 billion. For example, Illinois has 72 ‘city managers’ out-earning every governor of the 50 states. But, in California, the salaries of 171 assistant city managers average $201,550!

Using our interactive mapping tool, quickly review (by ZIP code) the 220,000 California public employees who earn more than $100,000…

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Leftists Upset After Trump Ditches Scumbag Reporters Who Hate His Guts To Go Eat Dinner – Hot Air
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Because I frequently wake up at a depressingly early hour I sometimes wind up catching the replays of late night cable news hosts. That was the case today, and when I first tuned in I became concerned that some sort of constitutional crisis was engulfing the nation. Something had happened involving Donald Trump and he had disappeared. Oh no! What could it be?

As it turns out, Trump’s traveling press corps had been given the full lid signal last night as the President Elect settled in at Trump Tower. After they cleared out, the First Family in waiting decided to go out for a steak dinner at a nearby eatery. Yes, this was the crisis of the day. (The Hill)

Donald Trump left Trump Tower without his press pool on Tuesday to have dinner with his family, according to reporters.

The president-elect reportedly received a standing ovation and cheers upon arriving at 21 Club, a New York City restaurant, an hour after his spokeswoman had called a “lid,” signaling to the reporters following him that he was in for the night…

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Draining The Swamp: Mike Pence Purges Lobbyists From Trump Transition Team – Breitbart

Vice President-elect Mike Pence has banished all lobbyists from Donald Trump’s transition team, reassuring critics who question the president-elect’s promise to “drain the swamp” of Washington, D.C.

“[W]e’re not going to have any lobbyists involved with the transition efforts,” Trump spokesman Jason Miller explained to reporters at Trump Tower on Wednesday, in response to a report from the Wall Street Journal that one of Pence’s first acts as the head of the transition team was to banish all lobbyists.

“When we talk about draining the swamp, this is one of the first steps,” Miller said.

Pence took over the transitioning job from New Jersey Governor Christie after they won the presidential election. Many of the people on the transitional team under Christie featured “a litany of lobbyists”, according to a report from Fox News.

“I think folks will be reassured that that campaign promise is going to be fulfilled,” Miller added.

During an interview with CBS News’ 60 Minutes, Trump said that Washington, D.C. was full of lobbyists, but suggested he might need a few in his administration.

“Everybody’s a lobbyist down there,” he said. “We’re doing a lot of things to clean up the system. But everybody that works for government, they then leave government and they become a lobbyist, essentially. I mean, the whole place is one big lobbyist.”

Trump promised to “drain the swamp” of the federal government during his campaign, vowing to institute a five year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after leaving government service…

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Mitch (The Bitch) McConnell Re-Elected Senate Majority Leader – The Hill
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is keeping his spot as the Senate’s top Republican.

The Kentucky Republican on Wednesday was reelected the GOP leader “by acclimation by his colleagues with a standing ovation,” McConnell spokesman Don Stewart said.

Stewart said the decision was unanimous.

“It’s an honor to once again have been chosen by my colleagues to continue serving as their leader,” McConnell said. “We are eager to work with House Republicans and President-elect Trump to bring the national and economic security our nation is asking for.”

McConnell was nominated and seconded by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen.-elect Todd Young (R-Ind.).

He was widely expected to keep the top GOP spot, with no senator publicly mulling a challenge…

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Leftist Drunk Driver Blames Car Crash On Trump – Breitbart

A drunk driver with a BAC of .33 crashed into two vehicles at a traffic stop in Minnesota Wednesday and told police officers she was drinking to drown her sorrows about President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, authorities said.

Elizabeth L. Lundberg, 33, is charged with gross-misdemeanor counts of criminal vehicular operation and third-degree driving while intoxicated in connection with the motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Main Street and Lake Drive, the Star Tribune reported.

A breathalyzer measured the St. Paul woman’s BAC just a few hours after the crash at .33 percent, more than four times the legal limit for driving in Minnesota.

“We heard a new excuse for driving over 4 times the legal limit and hitting two vehicles at a stop light Wednesday afternoon,” read the posting on the Lino Lakes Police Department’s Facebook page.

According to police, Lundberg could not spell her name and slurred her speech, but she was able to say why she was intoxicated.

“I am upset over the outcome of the election and you should let me go home,” the department’s Facebook post quoted the driver as saying.

Blaming the Trump victory came “well after I asked if everyone was OK, and I said it sarcastically. It was such a fleeing comment,” Lundberg told the Star Tribune after she left jail Monday.

She said she did not feel strongly about politics either way and admitted she was drinking heavily that day…

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Democrat Senator Schumer: Obama’s TPP Is Dead – The Hill

Sen. Charles Schumer is signaling that President Obama’s signature trade agreement won’t clear Congress, roughly two days after Republican Donald Trump – who opposes the deal – won the White House.

A source familiar with the New York Democrat’s remarks said he told the AFL-CIO executive council that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he wouldn’t bring the deal up in the lame-duck session of Congress.

Schumer, who has voiced concerns that the deal doesn’t do enough to crack down on currency manipulation, told CNBC’s John Harwood in mid-October that he thought the TPP “may well get” 51 votes if McConnell brought it to the floor after the election.

But that was before Trump’s surprise White House win. The president-elect has disavowed Obama’s trade agreement, saying in June “there is no way to fix TPP” and that the country needs bilateral agreements.

The Asia-Pacific trade agreement faced an uphill path even before Tuesday’s election. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and McConnell have both suggested it doesn’t have the votes, and outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is opposed to it.

Asked about its chances on Wednesday, McConnell reiterated that it wouldn’t be brought up this year and that its future in 2017 is up to Trump.

“I think the president-elect made it pretty clear he was not in favor of the current agreement. But he has the latitude because [the Trade Promotion Authority] is in place through the next administration to negotiate better deals, as I think he would put it, if he chooses to. And sending it up to us for an expedited up-or-down vote,” he told reporters…

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Leonard Cohen Dies At Age 82 – Rolling Stone
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Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential singer and songwriter whose work spanned five decades, died at the age of 82. Cohen’s label, Sony Music Canada, confirmed his death on the singer’s Facebook page.

“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the statement read. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief.” A cause of death and exact date of death was not given.

“My father passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles with the knowledge that he had completed what he felt was one of his greatest records,” Cohen’s son Adam wrote in a statement to Rolling Stone. “He was writing up until his last moments with his unique brand of humor.”…

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Muslim Student In Louisiana Fabricated Report She Was Attacked By Man In Trump Hat – NOLA

A Louisiana college student has acknowledged she fabricated a report that she was assaulted and robbed of her wallet and Muslim headscarf by two men, one of whom she described as wearing a white “Trump” hat, police said Thursday (Nov. 10).

The Lafayette Police Department said in a statement that it is no longer investigating the 18-year-old woman’s claims, which were made within hours of Donald Trump’s presidential victory.

Police said the student told investigators she was walking near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s campus Wednesday morning when she was accosted by two white men who drove up in a gray sedan. Police added the student had claimed the men shouted racial obscenities as they knocked her down and stole her wallet and the headscarf, known as a hijab.

Charlie Bier, a spokesman for the university, said a federal privacy law prohibits him from saying whether the student could be disciplined.

In California, meanwhile, authorities at San Diego State University said they were investigating a reported attack on a Muslim student on campus as a hate crime. The university’s police department said two suspects who assaulted the student on campus Wednesday had targeted her because of her faith and made comments about Trump’s election.

The woman was not hurt. Authorities said the assault occurred in a parking complex while the woman was wearing a hijab. The suspects stole her car keys, and the vehicle was later reported missing, authorities said…

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Where Can You Now Legally Smoke Marijuana In America? – The Independent
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In addition to voting for President Trump on Tuesday, thousands of Americans elected to be allowed to smoke a joint.

California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada all voted to legalise marijuana for recreational use, doubling the number of states were this is allowed.

Getting high for fun was already legal in Colorado, Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. This means the drug can now be smoked without breaking the law along a swathe of the west coast.

North Dakota, Arkansas, Montana, and Florida also voted to legalise cannabis, but only for medical use.

Only Arizona bucked the trend and chose not to decriminalise the drug…

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Oceanside, California Voters Elect Dead Guy As City Treasurer – NPR

Voters in Oceanside, Calif., have chosen a dead man over a woman, re-electing Gary Ernst as city treasurer despite the fact that Ernst died in September. A prominent city councilman had urged voters to elect Ernst rather than challenger Nadine Scott, promising to appoint a replacement for Ernst.

Ernst’s death made headlines in San Diego County when he passed away of natural causes at age 61 – but whether because voters didn’t know of his non-living status or they didn’t want to support Scott, they picked the dead candidate.

Days before the election, Scott reminded voters that her opponent had died, telling her followers on Facebook, “Did you know that my opponent for City Treasurer has sadly passed away yet remains on the ballot due to Election Code law? Make your vote count by voting for me.”

Scott went on to accuse Councilman Jerry Kern of urging voters to choose Ernst so that Kern could hand-pick a successor – something that Kern has essentially acknowledged, saying in an interview with TV station ABC 10 a week after Ernst’s death, “Vote for him anyway, because that way we can get somebody that’s qualified there.”

Scott told voters shortly before the election that she’s qualified and that Kern wanted to put a fellow conservative in the post; she also pledged “to keep the office independent and non-partisan.”

As The San Diego Union-Tribune has reported, Ernst was appointed treasurer after his predecessor, Gary Felien, was elected to the City Council:

“In 2010, Ernst was chosen from among eight people who applied for the Oceanside treasurer’s job, which pays about $24,000 annually…

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Leftist Oregonians Submit Ballot Proposal To Secede From The Union Following Trump Victory – The Oregonian
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Two days after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, two Portlanders have submitted a petition for a 2018 ballot initiative to have Oregon secede from the United States.

On Thursday morning, Jennifer Rollins, a lawyer, and Christian Trejbal, a writer, filed the Oregon Secession Act.

“Oregonian values are no longer the values held by the rest of the United States,” Trejbal said over the phone Thursday.

Those values? “Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness,” Trejbal said, “plus equality.”

“Obviously,” he said, the ballot proposal “came about partially in response to the election results on Tuesday.”

“But,” he added, “it’s been developing over time.”…

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Feds Spend $745,770 On ‘Smart Earpiece’ To Track What Obese People Eat – Washington Free Beacon

The National Science Foundation is spending roughly $750,000 to develop a “smart earpiece” that can detect anything an obese person eats or drinks.

The joint project between Clemson and Dartmouth University will create a “jewelry like” device to better understand “eating-­related behaviors.”

“Obesity is one of the most pressing health challenges faced by our country, and has been the target of much attention in the mobile health (mHealth) community,” the grant awarded to Clemson reads. “While the science of obesity indicates that diet is a major factor in behavioral change to encourage healthy weight management, we are still not able to effectively, quickly and easily measure eating and drinking behavior.”

The researchers say diet is a “major factor” in obesity.

“While the science of obesity indicates that diet is a major factor in behavioral change to encourage healthy weight management, we are still not able to effectively, quickly and easily measure eating and drinking behavior,” according to the Dartmouth University grant.

The project will create an earpiece that will know when a person is eating, drinking, smoking, talking, and enduring physiological stress.

“Ultimately, a better understanding of eating-­related behaviors, and better design of effective interventions regarding eating behavior, will have profound impact on personal and public health as well as the national economy,” the grant said…

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Trump Team Rolls Out Transition Website, Social Media Presence – Breitbart
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A website and Twitter account have been set up for the transition team of United States President-elect Donald J. Trump.

GreatAgain.gov hosts news about the Trump Presidential Transition team. Announcements include information on offices and agencies supporting the transition, the approximately 4,000 Presidential appointees that will be needed, and some basic information on the transition process.

A release laying out information on the transition reads, in part:

Ensuring the smooth transition of presidential power has been a democratic hallmark of the United States for more than 200 years.

In 2015, Congress reinforced the importance of transition planning with the passage of the Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015, which was signed into law in May of 2016…

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Canada And Mexico Ready To Renegotiate NAFTA Trade Deal Ahead Of Trump Presidency – Washington Standard

It’s only been two days since the 2016 US elections took place in which Donald Trump secured enough electoral votes to move into the White House. Part of his platform was about better trade deals and putting Americans back to work via a vibrant economy that would produce jobs. Now, Canada and Mexico, seeing the writing on the wall, have moved to renegotiate the horrible North American Free Trade Agreement ahead of Trump taking the oath of office in January.

Yahoo News reports:

Canada and Mexico agreed Thursday to US President-elect Donald Trump‘s demand to have a fresh look at their tripartite 22-year-old free trade pact, fearing they could be shut out of the US market.

But the two US allies diverged on the level of changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) each was willing to accept, with Mexico taking a harder line.

The 1994 trade pact became a source of friction with America’s neighbors during the campaign when Trump called NAFTA the worst trade deal the United States has ever signed.

The Republican president-elect’s protectionist notions to repatriate American jobs lost to free trade sent shockwaves through Canada and Mexico’s economies, which both rely heavily on exports to the United States.

“We are willing to talk about this with the new [American] Government, and with Canada as well,” said Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu…

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World’s Richest People Lose $41 Billion On Trump’s Win – Real Strategy
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Mexico’s wealthiest person lost $5.1 billion in the wake of Donald Trump’s stunning upset over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Carlos Slim, who is fifth-richest in the world, shed 9.2 percent of his fortune after the peso dove as much as 12 percent on the news.

Slim led declines of $41 billion on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index at the start of U.S. trading Wednesday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was down 1.1 percent at 10 a.m. in New York. Stock markets across the globe wavered on news that the New York real estate mogul would become the 45th U.S. president.

The index decline almost reversed the $57 billion increase the world’s richest saw earlier in the week when markets rose on expectations that Clinton would prevail.

The 10 Mexican billionaires on the index dropped a combined $6.5 billion in early trading…

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No Mercy: Wikileaks Not Letting Up On Exposing Crooked Hillary – Truthfeed

We admire Wikileaks and Julian Assange for fighting for TRUTH and agree with their continued vigilance. After all, if the roles were reversed god knows Hillary would have no mercy.

To make a donation to Wikileaks on their official page, click here.

The Washington Examiner Reports

WikiLeaks on Wednesday published a 36th batch of emails from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, just hours after the presidential election concluded with Donald Trump‘s victory over Clinton.

The release, which includes 225 emails obtained from Podesta’s personal Gmail account, brings the total released by WikiLeaks to 58,660. The organization began releasing the messages in early October, and claimed at the time to have around 50,000 on hand. It isn’t clear how many more the website holds, or how long the releases will continue, but they seemed timed to hurt Clinton’s chances of becoming the next president.

The last tweet from WikiLeaks about the messages before the release, sent before polls closed on Tuesday, highlighted a Feb. 23, 2015 exchange in which members of Clinton’s campaign discussed “vulnerability study groups” aimed at determining how to deal with Clinton’s perceived weaknesses as a presidential candidate.

Stay abreast of the latest developments from nation’s capital and beyond with curated News Alerts from the Washington Examiner news desk and delivered to your inbox.

“Out of touch, cronyistic, didn’t drive a car in 35 years, flew all over the world but accomplished nothing,” WikiLeaks noted Clinton’s advisers as having summarized her perceived flaws…

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Violent Leftists Throw Nationwide Tantrum Following Trump Victory – Daily Mirror
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Crowds of angry protesters have taken to streets across the United States chanting “Not Our President” while setting fires and smashing windows.

Thousands of people turned out to protest against Donald Trump’s victory in the US election.

In the billionaire businessman’s home city of New York, demonstrators they made their way to Trump Tower blasting his controversial campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and other groups.

Many demonstrators chanted “not my president” and “f**k your wall.”

Brandon, a protester from Maryland, said: “Even though we can’t really change anything and we have to accept what has happened, we want them to know that we’re pissed. This is awful.

“And even though we can’t change anything, it feels good to stand together with my brothers, my sisters, the people that share my beliefs and let everyone know that we are not ok with this.”…

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Government Workers Now Outnumber Manufacturing Workers By 9,977,000 – CNS

The United States lost 9,000 manufacturing jobs in October while gaining 19,000 jobs in government, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Government employment grew from 22,216,000 in September to 22,235,000 in October, according to BLS, while manufacturing jobs dropped from 12,267,000 to 12,258,000.

The 22,235,000 employed by government in the United States now outnumber the 12,258,000 employed in manufacturing by 9,977,000.

Over the past year – from October 2015 to October 2016 – manufacturing employment fell by 53,000, declining from 12,311,000 to 12,258,000. During the same period, government employment climbed 208,000, rising from 22,027,000 to 22,235,000.

The BLS has published seasonally-adjusted month-by-month employment data for both government and manufacturing going back to January 1939. According to this data, manufacturing employees in the United States of America outnumbered government employees every month for more than half a century. Then, in August 1989, government employees slipped ahead of manufacturing employees for the first time—taking a slim lead of 17,989,000 to 17,964,000.

Since then, government has pulled dramatically ahead of manufacturing as an employer in the United States.

In fact, the 22,235,000 who now work for government in this country, according to the BLS, is more than ever worked in manufacturing…

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Trump Invites Netanyahu To U.S. Just Hours After Israeli PM Called President-Elect A True Friend – Daily Mail
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President-elect Donald Trump has invited Benjamin Netanyahu to the US for talks ‘at the first opportunity’.

The billionaire spoke with the Israeli prime minister on Wednesday morning hours after his stunning triumph over Hillary Clinton.

Netanhyahu called Trump a ‘true friend of Israel’ and said their conversation was ‘hearty and warm’ and regional issues were discussed.

His spokesman added that ‘The Prime Minister congratulated Trump on his electoral win and told him that the United States has no better ally that Israel.’

‘I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability and peace in our region,’ Israeli leader Netanyahu said in a statement…

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These Are The Celebrities Who Vowed To Leave America If Trump Wins – Zero Hedge

Used to dramatic theatrics even if many of them sounded dead serious, dozens of celebs vowed over the last few months to depart the US if Donald Trump won the White House, saying they’d buy a one way ticket to everywhere from Canada to Jupiter. And perhaps some of them planned on carrying through on their threat: overnight Canada’s immigration website crashed from heavy traffic after it became clear that Trump would win.

The question, however, now is how many of these provocateurs will be true to their word, especially in a world in which long-held conventions just got slammed overnight: how many of these so-called starts will make good on their promise?

So, for the sake of convenience, here is a list of celebrities who claimed they would move out of the U.S. under a Trump administration, courtesy of the Hill, should anyone decide to hold them accountable.

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Bryan Cranston said he hopes he doesn’t have to pack his bags, but would “definitely move” if Trump won. “Absolutely, I would definitely move,” the “Breaking Bad” star said on “The Bestseller Experiment” podcast. “It’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t.”

Samuel L. Jackson slammed Trump for running a “hate”-filled campaign and said he would move to South Africa if he wins. “If that motherfucker becomes president, I’m moving my black ass to South Africa,” the movie star quipped to Jimmy Kimmel…

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UKIP Chief Nigel Farage Eyes Job In Donald Trump White House – Russia Today
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Brexiteer-in-chief Nigel Farage wants a top job in the White House if Republican candidate Donald Trump is elected US president.

The interim UKIP leader has been working as a consultant to the Trump campaign over the last few months, and even delivered speeches in the United States supporting the billionaire entrepreneur.

“This election is very simple: it’s rather like Brexit. Do you want a change, or do you want to stay exactly as you are? That’s what it’s all about,” he told ITV’s The Agenda program.

“If he did offer me a job I would quite like to be his ambassador to the European Union. I think I would do that job very well.”

Farage was, however, less forthright when asked whether he had already discussed any possible positions in the Trump administration with The Donald himself…

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Republicans Keep Control Of Congress After Decisive Senate Wins In Key States – Washington Post

The Senate will remain in Republican control, after Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) beat out his Democratic challenger, Jason Kander, dashing the Democrats’ hopes of a return to power in Congress next year.

The House will also remain in Republican control next year, after Democrats made only modest pickups there.

While a couple of races were still outstanding as of 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Republican wins in competitive states left no viable pathway for Senate Democrats to seize control from the GOP, despite earlier polling that suggested they were likely to do so.

Under a Donald Trump presidency, a Republican Congress and White House will be able to attempt sweeping rollbacks of President Obama’s landmark policies, including the health-care law known as Obamacare and last year’s nuclear deal struck with Iran. The Senate Democrats’ threat of a filibuster would, in many instances, be the only viable way to block such legislative efforts.

Democrats had to pick up at least four seats if Hillary Clinton became president, and five under Trump, to seize the Senate majority. They never came close.

Democrats picked up only one seat, in Illinois, where current Rep. Tammy Duckworth unseated incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Kirk. Of the competitive races, it was the seat most likely to flip to Democratic control.

Democrats also won a competitive Senate race in Nevada, where former state attorney general Catherine Cortez Masto beat Republican Rep. Joseph J. Heck…

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Donald Trump Wins The Presidency – Townhall
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Republican Donald Trump is the next President of the United States after breaking through Democrat Hillary Clinton’s blue wall and running the table on the electoral map. History has been made.

Trump currently sits at 254 electoral votes, but will secure the necessary 270 votes as totals are finalized. Clinton sits at just 218 votes. Trump is ahead in Michigan and has already won Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

The night started in Florida, where Trump easily beat Clinton despite heavy Latino turnout in the state.

He moved to North Carolina and up to Ohio. He then shifted to states Clinton saw as safe: Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

The hidden Trump voter, which was a point of controversy during the race, turned out to be a real phenomenon that put Trump over the top…

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