Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Friday (04/13/18)


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Watergate Every Week: Using The FBI To Suppress A Political Revolution – Daniel Greenfield
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In the early seventies, political operatives disguised as delivery men broke into a Washington D.C. office. These efforts to spy on the political opposition would culminate in what we know as Watergate.

In the late teens, political operatives disguised as FBI agents, NSA personnel and other employees of the Federal government eavesdropped, harassed and raided the offices of the political opposition.

The raids of Michael Cohen’s hotel room, home and office are just this week’s Watergate.

Political operatives have now seized privileged communications between the President of the United States and his lawyer…

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Trump Nominates First Black Woman To Be Marine Corps Brigadier General – Washington Free Beacon

President Donald Trump has nominated Marine Corps Col. Lorna Mahlock to be what would be the first black female brigadier general, according to the Marine media office. Secretary of Defense James Mattis made the announcement on Tuesday, CNN reports.

Mahlock is currently stationed at the Marines’ Operations, Plans, Policies, and Operations Directorate in Washington, D.C.

Promotion to senior ranks in the United States Armed Forces are done by being nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate, which don’t always occur on an individual basis.

In 2017, the first female infantry Marines were assigned. They specialize in being riflemen, as well as working with machine guns and mortars.

Women in combat roles in the military has become a hot-button issue and created controversy within some parts of the military. The Marines have been viewed as one of the most hesitant to incorporate women into active combat roles…

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More Video Evidence Of Nancy Pelosi’s Mental Illness Surfaces – American Mirror
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Nancy Pelosi only spoke for a few minutes to reporters on Wednesday, but she still wasn’t able to avoid suffering face spasms, brain freezes and repeatedly using the wrong words.

“As we all know that the, uh, the, um, the Republicans have this tax cuts for the rich – 83% of the benefits going to the top 1%, 86 million middle class American families,” she continued, her face spasming, “will be paying, uh, more taxes in the life, of, of the bill, and, what’s important is it increases the deficit when you add in interest on the national, uh, on the uh, tax cut for the cor- corporate to over two, uh, two trillion dollars added to the deficit,” she finally said.

Pelosi had trouble speaking off the top of her head, then attempting to go back to her script…

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Chinese Hospital: Sperm Donors Wanted, Must Love The ‘Socialist Motherland’ – Breitbart

The New York Times on Wednesday found Chinese President Xi Jinping’s cult of personality and communist-nationalist ideology reaching even unto the sperm banks of Beijing, where a hospital sperm bank ran an online advertisement seeking donors who “have good ideological thoughts, love the socialist motherland, and support the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party.”

The ad specified solid Communist credentials and fervent support for Xi as the top requirements for donors, with an $800 prize awaiting those who could meet both the biological and ideological requirements.

Other requirements included a lack of genetic or infectious diseases, acceptable body weight, and a full head of hair. A total of about ten donations over the course of six months were requested from the candidates.

In an encouraging sign of hope for the future of China, social media mocked the advertisement so roundly that the hospital eventually withdrew it…

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Study: 22% Of Millennials Are Unaware Or Unsure Of What The Holocaust Is – Circa
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A study released Thursday says 22 percent of surveyed millennials are unaware or unsure of what the Holocaust is. The study was conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Eleven percent of US adults haven’t heard or are unsure of what the Holocaust was.

Sixty-six percent of millennials and 41 percent of US adults don’t know what Auschwitz is.

Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, and the study found one third of all Americans and 4/10 Millennials think 2 million or fewer Jews were killed. And though a majority (58 percent) of Americans believe something like the Holocaust could happen again, 70 percent say fewer people seem to care about the Holocaust than they used to…

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Implosion Of Venezuela Creates Refugees Wave On Scale Of Syrian Civil War – Washington Times

It’s a chilly fall afternoon in the Argentine capital, and for many around the circle at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish hall, the climate feels distinctly foreign.

Only one hand goes up when Jose Guerra, moderator of the day’s workshop, asks how many of the two dozen recently arrived Venezuelan refugees in the hall have lived through four distinct seasons. The rest, it turns out, arrived only within the past few weeks or months.

They are just a small part of the massive wave of Venezuelans turning their backs on their homeland and its beleaguered socialist government. Countries across Central and South America are struggling to deal with the massive outflow. Regional analysts say the out-migration threatens to destabilize Venezuela’s neighbors and prove a massive drain on South American resources and economic development.

The Venezuelan refugees in Argentina, driven from their homes by massive shortages, political upheaval and raging violent crime, have traveled 3,000 miles to find welcoming immigration laws and a thriving expatriate community…

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Jobless Claims Drop 9,000 To 233,000 – Nasdaq
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First time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits decreased in the week ended April 7th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

The report said initial jobless claims fell to 233,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 242,000. Economists had expected jobless claims to drop to 230,000.

Meanwhile, the less volatile four-week moving average rose to 230,000, an increase of 1,750 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 228,250.

The Labor Department said claims taking procedures in Puerto Rico and in the Virgin Islands have still not returned to normal…

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First-Quarter Corporate Profits Surge 16%, The Most Since 2011 – CNBC

Analysts at CFRA expect corporate earnings to have surged 16.3 percent in the first quarter, the most in seven years.

“It marks the best growth recorded since 2011 when the [S&P 500] was climbing out of the depths of the latest recession, and is reminiscent of the growth recorded at the peak of the prior bull market,” Lindsey Bell, investment strategist at CFRA, wrote in a note Thursday.

Corporate earnings rose 19.5 percent in the first quarter of 2011, according to FactSet.

This is one of the most widely anticipated earnings seasons in recent memory as investors expect a lower corporate tax rate to have boosted the bottom line for companies. President Donald Trump signed a bill in December that lowered the U.S. corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent.

“This will be the first quarter corporations will benefit from the Trump administration’s tax policy, which is a key reason growth jumped from 10.4% at the start of the year to above 16% by the end of January,” Bell said…

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Rosenstein Finally Turns Over Memo That Kick-Started Russia Investigation To Congressmen Nunes And Gowdy – Fox News
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Facing legal action, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein allowed House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to view the FBI memo that instigated the bureau’s counterintelligence investigation of contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign, Nunes confirmed on Wednesday.

The meeting came a day after Nunes threatened to take legal action – including contempt proceedings and impeachment – against Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray for failing to produce a clean copy of the memo, known as an electronic communication or EC, that was responsive to an August 2017 committee subpoena.

“Although the subpoenas issued by this Committee in August 2017 remain in effect, I’d like to thank Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein for his cooperation today,” Nunes responded…

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Trump Haters Strzok, Page Still Have Top-Secret Security Clearance, FBI Tells Rand Paul – Fox News

Two romantically involved FBI officials who were removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team over a series of anti-Trump text messages still have Top Secret security clearances, Sen. Rand Paul revealed Wednesday.

Paul tweeted a letter he had sent the FBI in January asking whether Strzok and Page still had security clearances and whether they are able to “search FISA data or other classified databases”.

In late March, the FBI responded to the Kentucky Republican.

“All FBI employees must maintain a Top Secret security clearance,” wrote Gregory Brower, then assistant director of the FBI Office of Congressional Affairs. “Because of security concerns and law enforcement sensitivities, the FBI does not reveal the specific accesses granted to particular employees.”

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported last week that Brower resigned his position last month…

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Rep. Meadows: Sessions, Rosenstein ‘Should Be Held In Contempt’; Impeaching Wray ‘In The Toolbox’ – Daily Caller
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Rep. Mark Meadows told reporters Wednesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “absolutely… should be held in contempt” for not complying with a subpoena from House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes.

“Really at this particular point, it’s members of Congress who have a bigger problem with Rod Rosenstein [than the president],” Meadows said in response to a question about POTUS possibly firing the deputy AG. “Myself included.”

“He is not giving us the documents, and he is not doing his job,” he continued. “If he is not going to do the job, he needs to go and find one that he will do, and so the frustration with the AG and the deputy AG is probably more of a focus of Congress, and it probably makes the president’s dissatisfaction pale in comparison.”…

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Palestinians Who Burned Tires So Israel Could Not See Terrorist Infiltrators Demand Israel Give Them More Tires – Daily Wire

Unbelievable. Only two days after Palestinians burned thousands of tires on the Israeli border with Gaza in order to create smoke that would hide Palestinian terrorists from Israel Defense Force troops, a spokesman for the Palestinian Transport Ministry complained of the ensuing shortage of tires, demanding that Israel supply more.

Last Friday, Gazans burned 10,000 tires to obscure the vision of the security fence separating Israel from Gaza so that Israeli troops could not not see infiltrators into the land.

Then, on Sunday, speaking to The Jerusalem Post, Muhammad Hamdan, a spokesman for the PA Transportation Ministry, made this incredible statement:

We have been informed by the Israeli side that imports of tires have been halted until further notice. There is no doubt stopping tire imports will have a negative effect on Palestinians in Gaza especially considering there is a shortage of them there. We are going to exert all efforts so that Israel reverses its decision….

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Trump Signs Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Into Law – WHSV
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President Donald Trump has signed a new law aimed at curbing sex trafficking. During a White House signing ceremony Wednesday, the president said the survivors “are very brave.”

Among those at the ceremony were Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, several members of Congress and families of victims.

The law passed Congress overwhelmingly. It weakens a legal shield for online services that host abusive content, including sex trafficking.

The protections made users of such sites as Facebook liable for the content. The legislation grew out of frustration that classified-ad sites can claim they aren’t the publisher of questionable content but are merely transmitting posts by others…

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Congressman Gohmert: “There’s nobody In America That Needs Firing More Than Mueller” – Washington Examiner

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller deserves to be fired by President Trump and investigated by a second special counsel.

“There’s nobody in America that needs firing more than Mueller,” Gohmert said during a Fox News interview Wednesday, arguing that his investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s sale of uranium was worthy of a second special counsel investigation.

“He needs to be the target, not investigating. So nobody deserves to be fired more than he does,” he argued.

The Texas lawmaker said that because of his colleagues like Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., the president can’t fire Mueller because they argue it’s not a smart political move and it’s worthy of impeachment.

“Mueller is corrupt enough and people have to come to the realization that Mueller is not an honest, honorable man. He’s out to get his people,” he claimed…

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Connecticut Gubernatorial Candidate Crashes Debate, Gets Dragged Off Stage By Police – Hartford Courant
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A fringe candidate who once called Chris Murphy a “whore” during a televised debate and was barred from serving the governor with lawsuits was dragged out of a Democratic gubernatorial forum Monday night by police and arrested.

Lee Whitnum, 57, was subdued by multiple officers at Brookfield High School and taken away in handcuffs after she attempted to take a seat on stage with the rest of the Democratic candidates, a Facebook Live video showed.

When a disturbance developed other Democratic candidates quickly left the stage. As police attempted to escort Whitnum off the the stage, Whitnum lay down, forcing officers to drag her away…

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Left-Wing Harvard Law Professor: DOJ Violated Michael Cohen’s Constitutional Rights – Daily Mail

A famed Harvard legal scholar is raising concerns about the Justice Department’s ability to responsibly handle some documents seized Monday from Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s offices.

Among the scooped-up papers, and lurking on phones and hard drives, is likely to be a cache of material that’s covered by attorney-client privilege.

Prosecutors are not permitted access to those files, and the DOJ’s standard practice is to set up a ‘taint team’ – a group of agents and lawyers not connected to the Cohen case or the special counsel probe into all things Russia – to decide what they can see.

But ‘taint teams don’t work,’ Alan Dershowitz told DailyMail.com on Tuesday, because seizing the material in the first place was a violation of Cohen’s constitutional rights – even if it’s never used in court.

Dershowitz was at the White House on Tuesday afternoon in advance of a dinner appointment with the president, according to two officials…

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Republican Governor Of Vermont Turns Gun-Grabbing Nazi – The Hill
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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) on Wednesday signed into law new restrictions on gun ownership, notching a big win for advocates of stricter controls in a state that has long held some of the most permissive rules in the nation.

The three measures Scott signed include new background check requirements, age restrictions on gun purchases and a ban on “bump stocks,” modifications that make certain weapons fire at a faster rate.

They are the first new restrictions on gun laws in Vermont in years, and one of only a handful of new restrictions implemented in the wake of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. ..

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GOP Congressman Dennis Ross Announces He Won’t Seek Re-Election – Independent Journal Review

Hours after rumors of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) impending retirement were first reported, another House Republican decided to follow suit, with Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) announcing Wednesday that he would not be seeking a fifth term in Congress.

“It has been the honor and privilege of a lifetime to serve my community as a member of Congress, and I am grateful for the encouragement and input of family, friends, and neighbors over the years. After thoughtful prayer and consideration, my wife Cindy and I decided that I will not seek re-election for a fifth term in office,” Ross said in a statement.

“I am grateful for this incredible opportunity to serve, and I look forward to the next chapter of my life, which will include, in some way, continued public service.

“I never viewed this amazing opportunity as a job or a career. My home has been and will continue to be in Lakeland, Florida,” Ross added. “I look forward to returning to the practice of law and to pursuing opportunities to increase civic education for our youth…

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Arizona Court Rules ‘Dreamers’ Are No Longer Eligible For In-State Tuition – Fox News
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College students in Arizona who participate in the Obama-era DACA program are no longer eligible for cheaper “in-state” tuition, the state’s Supreme Court ruled this week. The ruling affects so-called Dreamers who attend Arizona’s three state universities and its largest community college.

The unanimous ruling Monday will affect at least 2,000 students who participate in DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which began in 2012 and which President Donald Trump has been looking to scrap or change since taking office in 2017. The court said it would issue a written opinion explaining its reasoning by May 14.

The high court heard arguments last week in connection with the case…

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Unprecedented Unmasking And Political Bias: ACLJ Uncovers Major Political Bias From Ambassador Power In The Final Days Of The Obama Administration – ACLJ

We’ve all seen the reports of the unprecedented unmasking of U.S. citizens by senior Obama official, Ambassador Samantha Power, in the final days of the of the Administration – to the tune of more than one a day.

Now, through our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation, we have unearthed evidence of significant political bias during the same time period she was unmasking Americans.

Last fall the media began reporting that among other Obama Administration officials, former Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power made numerous requests seeking the “unmasking” (or unredacted identification) of names and other information about members of the Trump campaign team whose communications had been incidentally caught up in intelligence surveillance efforts.

Power’s requests, reported to number in the hundreds, occurred mostly in the final days of the Obama Administration, that is between the election of President Trump in November 2016 and his inauguration in January 2017…

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GOP Snakes Join Democrats; Will Introduce Bill To Protect Dirty Cop Robert Mueller – Gateway Pundit
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GOP snakes Lindsey Graham and Thom Tillis from North Carolina will join with Democrats to introduce a bill to protect Dirty Cop Robert Mueller.

This is why Republicans will lose in a landslide in November. They can’t keep attacking the president and defending crooked cops and expect voters to turn out to support them. And, of course, they will blame President Trump for their losses.

The Hill reported:

A group of bipartisan senators is introducing new legislation to limit President Trump’s ability to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) will introduce the legislation…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Friday (03/30/18)


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Omar Mateen’s Widow Found Not Guilty Of All Charges In Pulse Nightclub Massacre Case – Orlando Sentinel

Noor Salman is not guilty of helping her husband, Omar Mateen, carry out the mass shooting that claimed 49 lives at Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016, a jury decided Friday.

The 12-member jury delivered its verdict after deliberating for about 12 hours over three days. Salman was also acquitted of obstruction of justice. Prosecutors accused her of lying to the FBI agents who investigated her husband’s mass murder, which he carried out in support of a foreign terror group, the Islamic State.

Had she been convicted, Salman, 31, would have faced up to life in prison.

Salman was crying after the verdict was read. She looked back at her family before leaving the courtroom through a side door, escorted by a U.S. marshal. Her cousin and two uncles began sobbing and hugging as soon as a clerk read the words “not guilty.”

“Happy Friday. It’s Good Friday,” Salman’s uncle, Al Salman, said outside the courthouse later. He thanked his niece’s attorneys, the judge and the jury…

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Useless Sack Of Crap Jeff Sessions Not Ready To Appoint Special Counsel To Investigate Obvious Deep-State Crimes – MarketWatch
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber is investigating GOP lawmakers’ allegations against the FBI and that a special counsel is not needed to probe the case.

Huber, an appointee of President Barack Obama, will try to determine whether the bureau abused its power when it obtained a warrant to surveil a former adviser to President Trump’s campaign, CNN reported.

But the A.G.’s decision to not appoint a special counsel was bound to anger Republicans on Capitol Hill, many of whom have been calling for a tit-for-tat probe of the FBI and Justice Department that would run alongside Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling…

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California’s Medicaid Expansion Signed Up 366,000 Ineligible People – Becker’s Hospital Review

California enrolled hundreds of thousands ineligible or “potentially” ineligible beneficiaries under Medicaid expansion, according to estimates detailed in a report from HHS’ Office of Inspector General.

For the Feb. 21 report, the OIG examined a sample of 150 newly eligible expansion beneficiaries who received Medicaid services from October 2014 through March 2015. It found California spent money on 112 eligible expansion beneficiaries and 38 ineligible or potentially ineligible expansion beneficiaries.

The report cited “a woman who did not meet eligibility requirements for the newly eligible group because she was pregnant” as an example of an ineligible beneficiary and an individual “who may not have met the residency requirement” as an example of a potentially ineligible beneficiary.

The OIG used the 150 beneficiary sample to generate estimates on the state’s overall Medicaid spend…

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Eight ‘Palestinians’ Killed, Dozens Wounded As Thousands Swarm Gaza-Israel Border For Hamas-Orchestrated ‘March For Return’ – Haaretz
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Eight Palestinians were killed and hundreds more were wounded by IDF gunfire along the Israel-Gaza border, Palestinian sources said Friday, as thousands swarmed the security fence as part of “The Great March of Return,” called for by enclave’s militant Hamas rulers.

It was the deadliest day in Gaza in several months. Seven of the Palestinians were killed during the clashes, while the seveth, a farmer, was killed by pre-dawn tank fire in a separate incident. One of those killed was reportedly 16 years old while another was 33 years old.

Palestinian health officials said Israeli forces used mostly gunfire against the protesters who were burning tires and throwing stones at IDF soldiers, in addition to tear gas and rubber bullets. Witnesses said the military had used a drone in at least one location to drop tear gas…

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Congressmen Jordan And Meadows: Former FBI Deputy Director McCabe Lied On Multiple Occasions – Fox News

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) joined Laura Ingraham on “The Ingraham Angle” Thursday night to reveal new information about the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and to explain why it’s more evidence of the need for a second special counsel.

McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this month – just hours before his planned retirement – after the Justice Department’s inspector general determined McCabe was not truthful during his review of the Clinton email investigation and the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommended his firing.

The inspector general’s report has not been made public, but Jordan and Meadows’ offices have a copy of it.

Jordan said the report reveals that McCabe lied four times about leaking information to the press: once to the Office of Professional Responsibility, once to former FBI Director James Comey and twice under oath to the inspector general…

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Leftist Corruption Update: House Democrat Shielded Chief Of Staff Accused Of Hitting Woman, Threatening To Kill Her – Daily Caller
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Democratic Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty kept her chief of staff on the job for three months after he was accused of punching and threatening to kill a female staffer, and then recommended him for his next job, according to several new reports.

Esty’s former chief of staff, Tony Baker, allegedly abused and sexually harassed the female staffer over a period of several years, culminating in a May 2016 threat to kill the female staffer, whom the Washington Post identified as Anna Kain.

“You better fucking reply to me or I will fucking kill you,” Baker said in a May 5, 2016 voicemail, a copy of which Kain provided to the Post. Esty found out about the incident within a week, but chose to keep Baker in his paid position for another three months…

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Crooked Hillary Suffers 90% Cut In Speech Fee – Zero Hedge

After embarrassing herself and creating yet another obstacle for Congressional Democrats to overcome later this year during a disastrous trip to India earlier this month, Hillary Clinton is taking a massive 90% cut to her typical speaking fee for an engagement at one of New Jersey’s most prestigious universities. And no – it’s not Princeton.

Clinton made her less-than-triumphant return to the Garden State on Thursday to deliver a talk about American democracy and her role in shaping the the American woman’s place in political life, according to NJ.com.

Rutgers will pay Clinton $25,000 from one of its endowments – ensuring that no tuition money will be used for the payment. The event will be hosted by the Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics and will be held at Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway.

Clinton famously charged $300,000 for a speech at another prestigious state school – UCLA – back in 2014, with a fee of $250,000 generally accepted as the norm…

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Ambassador Haley: U.S. Won’t Fund More Than 25% Of U.N. Peacekeeping Budget – The Hill
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The United States will no longer provide more than a quarter of the funding for the United Nations’s peacekeeping efforts, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley told the organization Wednesday.

“The United States has long been the largest financial contributor to U.N. peacekeeping by far. That will not change,” Haley said. But Haley cautioned that “peacekeeping is a shared responsibility.”

“With shared responsibility comes shared burdens and shared costs. One country should not shoulder more than one-quarter of the U.N. peacekeeping budget.” As a result, she said, the U.S. will not pay more than 25 percent of the U.N. peacekeeping budget moving forward…

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Lesbian Couple’s Kids Begged Neighbors For Food Days Before Family’s Van Plunged Off California Cliff – Daily Nail

The lesbian mothers who died on Monday along with at least three of their six adopted children after plunging 100ft over a coastal cliff in California had been reported to Child Protective Services days earlier for allegedly starving their kids.

On Friday, neighbors of Jennifer and Sarah Hart, both 39, called CPS to report that their son Devonte had come to their home asking for food every day for a week.

They said Devonte – who made national headlines when he was pictured hugging a police officer during a 2014 protest – asked them to leave food out in a box for him and said his mothers were ‘punishing’ him by not feeding him.

In 2017, another of the children came to their home at 1.30am asking for their ‘protection’, they said.

On Friday, a CPS worker arrived at the home and knocked on the door, according to the neighbors Bruce and Dana DeKalb, but the Harts never answered…

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Documents Suggest Possible Coordination Between CIA, FBI, Obama White House And Democrat Officials Early In Trump-Russia Probe – Fox News
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Newly uncovered text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page suggest a possible coordination between high-ranking officials at the Obama White House, CIA, FBI, Justice Department and former Senate Democratic leadership in the early stages of the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to GOP congressional investigators on Wednesday.

The investigators say the information provided to Fox News “strongly” suggests coordination between former President Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, then-Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid, and CIA Director John Brennan – which they say would “contradict” the Obama administration’s public stance about its hand in the process…

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Boy With Sick Father Turns To President Trump For Help And Gets Touching Response – CBS News

Eight-year-old Fore Putnam has watched in silence for three years as his father, Trae, suffered through dialysis treatments and sat on the transplant wait list, hoping and praying for a new kidney. The North Carolina boy was powerless against the rare blood disease that rendered his father in complete renal failure. However, he’s powerless no more.

Just before Christmas, with a little help from his grandmother, Fore penned three letters: one to President Trump, one to his daughter Ivanka, and one to Santa Claus.

In the letter to Mr. Trump, the little boy wrote, “My dad has been sick for a long time… I want him to get better, so he can get a job again so we can play. My mom just left, so if my dad gets better, she might come back… Please help my dad for Christmas. That’s all I want for Christmas, and maybe one toy.”

A few months later, to his grandmother’s delighted surprise, a response arrived directly from the White House….

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Socialist Pope Francis: ‘There Is No Hell’ – CNS
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In another interview with his longtime atheist friend, Eugenio Scalfari, Pope Francis claims that Hell does not exist and that condemned souls just “disappear.” This is a denial of the 2,000-year-old teaching of the Catholic Church about the reality of Hell and the eternal existence of the soul.

The interview between Scalfari and the Pope was published March 28, 2018 in La Repubblica. The relevant section on Hell was translated by the highly respected web log, Rorate Caeli. The interview is headlined, “The Pope: It is an honor to be called revolutionary.” (Il Papa: “ب un onore essere chiamato rivoluzionario.”)

Scalfari says to the Pope, “Your Holiness, in our previous meeting you told me that our species will disappear in a certain moment and that God…

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Trump Effect: Jobless Claims Drop To Lowest Level Since 1973 – The Hill

U.S jobless claims dropped to 215,000 last week, the lowest level since 1973, the Labor Department revealed Thursday. In the week ending March 24, the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped from by 12,000 from 227,000 as adjusted for seasonal labor market changes.

Unemployment claims during the week ending March 17 were revised down 2,000 to 227,000. The four-week average also fell by 500 claims to 224,500. Last week’s average was revised up by 1,250 from 223,750 to 225,000.

Jobless claims have held consistently low throughout that past several years, and have reached decades-old records under President Trump. The unemployment rate has lingered close to 4.1 percent, below the level the Federal Reserve considers ideal for a stable and growing economy.

The economy has generally performed well under Trump…

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Terror ‘Teacher’ Gets 25 Years In Prison For Recruiting ‘Mini Militia’ Of Kids At Mosque To Attack London – Breitbart
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A self-styled “teacher” and Islamic State supporter has been jailed for trying to radicalise Muslim boys as young as 11 in a London mosque, encouraging them to attack landmarks including Big Ben.

Umar Haque, 25, was this week sent down for 25 years after plotting to use firearms and a car packed with explosives to strike 30 high-profile targets including Heathrow Airport, the Queen’s Guard, Shia Muslim mosques, and the headquarters of right-wing groups.

Three other men from east London connected to Mr. Haque were also put behind bars – for fundraising, failing to report what they knew, and possessing a gun.

Mr. Haque recruited at the Ripple Road mosque in Barking, where he also attempted to brainwash 16 Muslim youngsters…

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FBI Agent Leaked Classified Information Because He’s Black, Lawyers Claim – Daily Caller

A former FBI agent in Minnesota was motivated to leak classified information to The Intercept website, in part, because he is black. That’s according to lawyers for Terry James Albury, a former special agent who was charged in the leak case on Wednesday.

“Terry Albury served the U.S. with distinction both here at home and abroad in Iraq,” Albury attorneys JaneAnne Murray and Joshua Dratel said in a statement provided to the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.

“He accepts full responsibility for the conduct set forth in the Information. We would like to add that as the only African-American FBI field agent in Minnesota, Mr. Albury’s actions were driven by a conscientious commitment to long-term national security and addressing the well-documented systemic biases within the FBI.”

Between February 2016 and January 2017, Albury accessed classified documents regarding the FBI’s handling of confidential sources…

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Trump Replaces VA Secretary David Schulkin With White House Physician Admiral Ronny Jackson – National Review
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President Trump fired David Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs Wednesday afternoon in a tweet, tapping Admiral Ronny L. Jackson to replace him.

“I am thankful for Dr. David Shulkin’s service to our country and to our GREAT VETERANS!” the president wrote.

Robert Wilkie, the undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, will serve as acting secretary until Jackson is confirmed, Trump said.

Rumors swirled for weeks that Shulkin, an Obama appointee, was being ousted by Trump appointees on his senior staff. The secretary took a lower profile for the last weeks of his tenure at the VA…

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DOJ Inspector General Opens Investigation Into FISA Abuse, FBI Contacts With ‘Confidential Source’ – Daily Caller

Department of Justice inspector general Michael Horowitz opened an investigation Wednesday into possible FISA abuses by the Justice Department and FBI officials and the nature of contacts between the FBI and a confidential source.

“The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will initiate a review that will examine the Justice Department’s and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) compliance with legal requirements, and with applicable DOJ and FBI policies and procedures, in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) relating to a certain U.S. person,” DOJ spokesman John Lavinsky said in a statement accompanying the announcement.

Lavinsky explained that “as part of this examination, the OIG also will review information that was known to the DOJ and the FBI at the time the applications were filed from or about an alleged FBI confidential source.”

Lavinsky noted that the investigation was prompted by requests from several members of Congress and Attorney General Jeff Sessions…

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Fed Up Canadian Chef Butchers And Eats Deer Leg In Front Of Animal Rights Activists – Newsweek
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A Toronto chef tired of animal rights activists crowding outside his restaurant to protest his meat-heavy menu, which includes venison and boar, decided to hold his own demonstration, butchering deer meat in the window of his shop before eating it in an apparent bid to taunt protesters.

“He just started carving it in front of us and then he walked away,” activist Marni Ugar said of Antler Kitchen and Bar owner and chef Michael Hunter.

“Eventually, he walked away but about half an hour later he came back with a cooked piece of meat, which was presumably the same piece of meat, but he just sat there and ate it in front of us,” she told Newsweek…

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Full Speed Ahead: Fourth Quarter GDP Revised Up To 2.9% – Breitbart

The U.S. economy grew at a much faster pace in the fourth quarter than earlier estimated, according to Commerce Department data released Wednesday.

Gross domestic product grew at a 2.9 percent annualized rate, revised up from 2.5 percent. Economists had estimated an upward revision to 2.7 percent. The upward revision means the economy was much closer to the 3 percent growth targeted by the Trump administration.

Consumer spending grew at 4 percent, compared with the earlier estimate of 3.8 percent. Economists had expected no change from the earlier estimate of the biggest part of the economy.

Nonresidential fixed investment rose 6.8 percent, up from 6.6 percent. Investment in structures, such as new offices and stores, rose 6.3 percent, compared with the earlier estimate of just 2.5 percent.

Inflation adjusted gross domestic income rose 0.9 percent…

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Leftist Parkland Student Weasels Out Of Debate With Pro-Second Amendment Student – Daily Wire
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On Monday, student gun control activist Cameron Kasky backed out of a debate on the issue with pro-Second Amendment student Kyle Kashuv because he claims that Kashuv made a “personal” attack.

After initially agreeing to debate Kashuv, Kasky tweeted his rationale for backing out:

“Kyle, I’ve enjoyed my discussion about gun laws with you so far, but after seeing this, I think I’m out. For personal reasons. I disagree on certain policies with some family members of some victims, but I never go after them, especially not like this. This is low.”

Kashuv apologized for the tweet, which, as The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro noted, was not “some sort of egregious sin” as Kashuv responded “to the argument of a victim’s family member in perfectly polite political fashion.”…

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U.S. Energy Exports Hit Record In 2017; Petroleum And Natural Gas Both Hit All-Time Highs – CNS

U.S. total energy exports hit a record high in 2017 when measured in British Thermal Units (Btu), according to the Monthly Energy Review released today by the Energy Information Administration, which is a part of the U.S. Department of Energy.

U.S. petroleum and natural gas exports (measured in Btu) also both hit all-time highs in 2017, according to Table 1.4b in the report, while the U.S. energy trade deficit (measured in dollars) hit a 20-year low, according to Table 1.5.

During 2017, total U.S. energy exports equaled 17.998711 Quadrillion Btu, according to the report. That was up approximately 27.4 percent from the 14.129837 Quadrillion Btu in total U.S. energy exports in 2016.

At the same time, the U.S. imported 25.342199 Quadrillion Btu in total energy, meaning the U.S. was a net importer of 7.343488 in energy in 2017. That is the lowest net energy imports the United States has seen since 1982…

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Trump Hits China With $60 Billion In Tariffs – Washington Times
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President Trump socked China with up to $60 billion in proposed trade tariffs, investment restrictions and plans for a formal complaint to the World Trade Organization, drawing immediate threats of retaliation from Beijing and sending the stock market into an epic nosedive Thursday over fears that the globe’s two biggest economies were heading for a trade war.

Following though on the tough talk on trade that helped put him in the White House, Mr. Trump said the U.S. was finally cracking down on decades of unfair trade practices and theft of intellectual property. U.S. officials say these Chinese practices contributed to bilateral trade deficits for the U.S. of hundreds of billions of dollars annually.

“We are doing things for this country that should have been done for many, many years,” the president said…

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Ohio Woman Killed Chihuahua In Oven Because She Believed Ex-Boyfriend Was Inside Pet – Fox News

An Ohio woman was arrested after she allegedly killed a Chihuahua by cooking the dog in an oven because she believed her ex-boyfriend was inside the pet, police said.

Noelle Georgia Moor, 28, was charged with first-degree animal abuse in the 7-year-old dog’s death, The Oregonian reported. A person close to Moor called police Tuesday after the dog was placed in the oven.

“The smell of burnt hair and flesh was still in the air,” a probable cause affidavit read.

Moor told police she had placed the dog in the oven because she believed her ex-boyfriend’s spirit was in the animal, records showed.

Moor reportedly suffers from mental health issues. Mental health professions had been in contact with the 28-year-old in the past month because of several disturbances, according to The Daily Astorian.

Moor was arrested while she was at Columbia Memorial Hospital after Tuesday’s incident…

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Boycott Success: Dick’s Sporting Goods Suffers ‘Deeper Than Expected Losses’ – Truthfeed
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In one of the dumbest business moves of all times, Dick’s Sporting Goods store pulled a “PR STUNT” to appease liberals, by stating publicly they’d stop selling guns, they had already stopped selling, to promote “gun control” after the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

Since that time, the sporting goods giant has suffered “deeper than expected losses.”

The boycott is working, folks! Keep it up!

From Daily Wire

Despite acknowledging on CNN last week that his decision to embrace the gun control movement will result in “people who don’t shop us anymore for anything,” Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack entrenched his company even further in the divisive debate this week by penning an op-ed for The Washington Post…

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Trump Announces John Bolton As Next National Security Advisor – Breitbart

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he is appointing Amb. John Bolton as his new national security advisor, ending weeks of speculation he would be tapped for the job.

Bolton’s appointment comes after months of speculation that current National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster was on his way out, after repeated reports that he and the president were not close. It also comes after someone leaked to the press that the president congratulated Putin on his election win after a briefing card had included the note: DO NOT CONGRATULATE.

According to a White House official, the president and McMaster had “mutually agreed” on his resignation, and the two had been discussing it for “some time.” However, the timeline was “expedited as they both felt it was important to have the new team in place, instead of constant speculation.”

“This was not related to any one moment or incident, rather it was the result of ongoing conversations between the two,” the official said…

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Senate Passes $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill, And Here’s How They Voted – Right Scoop
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Tonight, in the cover over darkness, the Senate passed the 2,232-page 1.3 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill by a vote of 65-32. 23 Republicans voted AGAINST the bill and 0nly 9 Democrats voted with them.

That means almost half of Republicans (25) and almost all Democrats (40) voted FOR the bill. More Democrats voted for the bill than Republicans. Here’s how your Senator voted.

YEAs – 65:

Alexander (R-TN)
Baldwin (D-WI)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Brown (D-OH)…

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South African Politician Blasts “Racist” Australia For Harboring Fleeing White Farmers – Zero Hedge

In perhaps the most Orwellian statement of the day, the head of South Africa’s radical Marxist opposition party – who declared his party was “cutting the throat of whiteness” – called Australia a “racist country” for offering fleeing white farmers a refuge.

As we have detailed previously, last month, South Africa’s parliament voted in favour of a motion, brought by the EFF and supported by the ruling African National Congress, to begin the process of expropriating white-owned land without compensation.

That’s exactly what Zimbabwe did. Seeking to correct similar colonial and Apartheid-era injustices in his country, Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe initiated a land redistribution program in 1999-2000.

Thousands of white-owned farms were confiscated by the government, and the farmers were forced out. Bear in mind that Zimbabwe used to be known as the breadbasket of southern Africa…

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Oh My: The DNC Is $6 Million In Debt – Townhall
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It’s no secret the Democrat National Committee has been struggling since the 2016 presidential election, when former Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz rigged the primary in favor of two-time loser Hillary Clinton, to raise money ahead of the 2018 midterms.

But the red ink for current DNC Chair Tom Perez keeps getting deeper. The DNC is $6 million in debt and according to FEC records, just took out another $2 million loan to keep daily office activities operational.

Meanwhile, the RNC is still smashing fundraising records with Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel at the helm. The RNC raised $12.8 million in February and $157.7 million overall in the 2017-2018 cycle…

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Mark Levin Calls For Mitch McConnell To Resign Amid ‘Shocking And Disgusting’ Corruption Allegations – BizPac Review

Mitch McConnell is in hot water. On the Wednesday edition of his radio program, conservative Mark Levin said he was “damn serious” about his call for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to resign over “disgusting” corruption allegations arising from a new book by “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer.

Levin referred to a New York Post article that detailed alleged findings from Schweizer’s book, “Secret Empires,” which takes a look at the “money-making machinations” of McConnell, Joe Biden, John Kerry, and other members of the “political elite.”

The Post cited Schweizer as claiming that the net worth of McConnell and his wife, current US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, grew from $3.1 million to between $9.2 million and $36.5 million today.

According to Schweizer, McConnell’s fortune may be linked to Chinese ties he has through his wife, whose father, James Chao, runs a shipping company closely aligned with China’s government…

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Mentally Incompetent Cop Tells Father It’s OK For Adult To Assault 14-Year-Old For Exercising His Free Speech Right – Washington Standard
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A video was submitted to the Free Thought Project this week showing a San Jose police officer tell the father of a boy – who had just been attacked by an adult – that it was okay for the adult to hit him because the boy used his freedom of speech. Seriously.

In a Facebook post on Monday, Manuel Miraball explained that his son was attacked by an adult on his way to school and when they called police for help, the officers arrested his son, not the man who attacked him.

SO I WENT TO WORK THIS MORNING AND MY 3 SONS AND MY DAUGHTER ALL WALK TO SCHOOL ACROSS THE STREET. MY 3 OLDER SONS GO TO A MIDDLE SCHOOL RIGHT NEXT TO MY DAUGHTERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL…

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Fired FBI Official McCabe Authorized Criminal Probe Of AG Sessions – Daily Wire

On Wednesday, a new report claimed that recently-fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe authorized a criminal investigation into Attorney General Jeff Sessions more than a year ago to determine if he “lacked candor ” when testifying before Congress.

ABC News reports:

One source told ABC News that Sessions was not aware of the investigation when he decided to fire McCabe last Friday less than 48 hours before McCabe, a former FBI deputy director, was due to retire from government and obtain a full pension, but an attorney representing Sessions declined to confirm that.

Sessions was interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller two months ago about his testimony in which he was asked about his contacts with Russian operatives.

Attorney Chuck Cooper told ABC News, “The Special Counsel’s office has informed me that after interviewing the attorney general and conducting additional investigation, the attorney general is not under investigation for false statements or perjury…

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Ohio Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Trying To Create ISIS-Inspired Terrorist Cell In U.S. – Cleveland Plain Dealer
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An Ohio jury on Tuesday found a former FBI informant guilty of trying to create a terrorist cell in the U.S. to carry out attacks in the name of the Islamic State.

Erick Jamal Hendricks, of Charlotte, North Carolina, faces up to 30 years in federal prison following the jury’s decision to convict him on charges of conspiracy and attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

Authorities say Hendricks’ mission was to recruit and train ISIS sympathizers to carry out attacks on U.S. soil. He vetted people to see if they were suitable to join his cell and espoused radical views. He instructed others to vet additional possible recruits through social media, authorities say…

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Former Marine Charged In Shooting, Hit-And-Run Of Controversial Seth Rich Investigator – Daily Caller

A former Marine, who claims to have worked as a special agent with the Department of Energy, has been charged with shooting and running over Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman, who conducted a controversial investigation of former DNC staffer Seth Rich’s murder.

Kevin Doherty, 46, was charged Monday with Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and two counts of Malicious Wounding, according to a press release from the Arlington, Va, Co. police department.

The Washington Post provided more details about the attack, which was the second to befall Burkman over the past several months. An unidentified assailant attacked Burkman with pepper spray at his home in January.

Burkman was shot and run over March 13 at a Rosslyn Marriott hotel’s parking garage. Burkman was there to retrieve what he thought were documents from an FBI whistleblower.

Doherty worked for Burkman on the Rich investigation until July 2017…

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Former Democrat Judge Indicted For Stealing Cash From Nonprofit Meant To Treat Drug Addicts – Washington Free Beacon
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A former judge who was arrested and indicted following an FBI investigation last year has been hit with five additional federal indictments for a scheme that allegedly involved stealing cash from a nonprofit that was meant to aid drug addicts, ordering the destruction of documents, and suggesting a witness lie to a grand jury, the Justice Department recently announced.

Casey Moreland, a former Democratic General Sessions judge in Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn., was originally indicted last April, following an FBI investigation that initially stemmed from allegations he used his position to intervene on behalf of two women in court cases in return for sexual favors…

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Illegal Aliens, Who Dodged California ICE Raid After Treasonous Democrat Mayor’s Tip-Off, Re-Arrested For New Crimes – Fox News

Three illegal immigrants, who avoided capture after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf blew the whistle on a raid by federal immigration authorities last month, have since been re-arrested for new crimes including robbery and spousal abuse, ICE officials said.

Schaaf tweeted out a warning ahead of the raid in northern California last month, infuriating Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and the Trump administration.

“How dare you!” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in California this month, addressing Schaaf. “How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical, open borders agenda.”

ICE officials eventually caught 232 illegal immigrants, many of them criminals, in the four-day sweep but said that hundreds more escaped because of Schaaf’s warning.

But on Tuesday, officials said that at least three of those who were targeted in the raid, but were not apprehended, had since been arrested for additional crimes…

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House Freedom Caucus To Oppose Paul Ryan’s $1.3 Trillion Double-Crossing Omnibus Bill – Gateway Pundit
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Speaker Paul Ryan is set to pass the second largest spending bill in US history next to Barack Obama’s trillion dollar failed stimulus. The budget funds all of the Democrat priorities including sanctuary cities and Planned Parenthood.

The bill will also funnel billions of dollars to Obamacare markets. But, Paul Ryan’s Omnibus will only provide $641 million for border security and ZERO dollars for the Wall.

On Wednesday the House Freedom Caucus announced they will not support Paul Ryan’s atrocious Omnibus bill.

Washington, D.C. – The House Freedom Caucus took an official position today to oppose the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, the omnibus appropriating money for the rest of Fiscal Year 2018…

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Soyuz Rocket Launches U.S.-Russian Crew To International Space Station – Space

Two NASA astronauts and a cosmonaut are on their way to the International Space Station (ISS).

Americans Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold and Russian Oleg Artemyev launched aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today (March 21). The craft was carried skyward by a Soyuz rocket, which lifted off at 1:44 p.m. EDT (1744 GMT; 11:44 p.m. local Kazakhstan time).

Feustel, Arnold and Artemyev are scheduled to arrive at the orbiting lab Friday afternoon (March 23).

When they get there, the trio will boost the station’s population to its full complement of six crewmembers. At the moment, the ISS is occupied by cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, commander of the current Expedition 55; NASA astronaut Scott Tingle; and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

Feustel, Arnold and Artemyev are all veteran space fliers…

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Trump Cutting Obama-Era Refugee Admissions 77% – Washington Examiner
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The Trump administration, which has proposed a massive 60 percent reduction in refugee admissions from the Obama-era high of 110,000, is expected to cut that number even deeper. according to preliminary estimates.

Experts evaluating the administration’s latest refugee totals now predict a slash of over 77 percent, to 25,000 refugees a year.

“The national quota was lowered drastically by the Trump administration from 2018. His quota is, like, 45,000. Likely by the end of the year the number will be substantially less than even that,” according to Don Barnett, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies and widely published on refugee resettlement and asylum issues…

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Fed Raises Interest Rates A Quarter Point, Signals Two More Hikes In 2018 – Reuters

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday and forecast at least two more hikes for 2018, signaling growing confidence that U.S. tax cuts and government spending will boost the economy and inflation and lead to more aggressive future tightening.

In its first policy meeting under new Fed chief Jerome Powell, the U.S. central bank indicated that inflation should finally move higher after years below its 2 percent target and that the economy had recently gained momentum.

The Fed also raised the estimated longer-term “neutral” rate, the level at which monetary policy neither boosts nor slows the economy, a touch, in a sign the current gradual rate hike cycle could go on longer than previously thought.

“The economic outlook has strengthened in recent months,” the Fed said in a statement at the end of a two-day meeting in which it lifted its benchmark overnight lending rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a range of 1.50 percent to 1.75 percent…

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642-Foot Cruise Ship Cut In Half To Accommodate 49-Foot Extension – Daily Mail
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Fascinating new pictures have emerged of an enormous cruise ship being cut in half so a 49ft extension can be inserted to increase passenger capacity by 12 per cent.

The Silver Spirit, launched at the end of 2009 by Silversea, was photographed at a dry dock in Palermo, Sicily, with her giant body split in two and her innards exposed.

Engineers are seen working throughout the night to move the cruise liner’s new section into place, with ‘precision’ key to the mind-boggling elongation project.

The Silver Spirit now has a new length of 691 feet thanks to the incredible feat of engineering. The previous passenger capacity was 540 but this will jump to 608.

The extension cost more than $70 million (£50.1 million)…

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Catholic College Won’t Defend Student Threatened With Gay Rape For Defending Marriage – LifeSiteNews

Catholic college students are threatening, harassing, and targeting a Resident Advisor (RA), including with a cartoon depicting him being anally raped, for posting a bulletin board affirming Catholic teaching on marriage.

“I couldn’t even go brush my teeth for several nights without facing a mob in my hallway,” the RA, Michael Smalanskas, told LifeSiteNews.

Providence College, where this is taking place, is run by the Dominican order’s Province of St. Joseph – well-known in most places for its orthodoxy.

However, in response to repeated vandalism of the bulletin board and other student employees threateningly congregating outside the Catholic RA’s door – requiring campus security to move Smalanskas to a safe, undisclosed location – the college’s president, a Dominican priest, said “it belongs to a Catholic college to consider the views of those who disagree with the Church’s teaching.”…

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Mark Zuckerberg Loses $9 Billion In 48 Hours – Yahoo News
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Mark Zuckerberg’s wealth status has changed – he’s lost more than $9 billion in stock wealth over the past 48 hours.

Zuckerberg, who owns about 400 million shares of Facebook , has seen his wealth drop to around $66 billion from $75 billion since the stock closed on Friday, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire’s Index and Forbes. This weekend, he was the fourth richest man in the world. Now, he will be sixth or seventh.

Of course, losing $9 billion here and there are the least of Zuckerberg’s worries, with Facebook under attack for the improper sharing of member data. But the loss shows just how costly the scandal has become for Facebook and its founder…

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Antifa Terrorists Burn Memorial Photos Of Kate Steinle, Flip Her Off- Gateway Pundit

Antifa in Phoenix have torched memorial photos of Kate Steinle that were posted on the Arizona State University campus on Monday evening. The masked far-left terrorists posted photos of themselves burning the posters of the 32-year-old shooting victim while sticking their middle fingers up at the flames.

They also replaced the photographs of Steinle with “Anti-Racist Action” flyers that promoted the use of violence against those they deem to be “Nazis” – so pretty much anyone to the right of Karl Marx.

One of the participants in the burning wrote about their efforts on the anarchist blog It’s Going Down.

“Around 50 fliers were found in total, a large increase in prior instances, and it was determined that at least two people were involved, with the comparison of fliers, and techniques used to post them. After we were confident that we had rounded up the significant majority of fascist materials, we moved to a nearby park and disposed of them by fire,” the terrorist wrote…

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‘The Fix Was In’: Gowdy Slams Newly Revealed Texts Between FBI Officials – Daily Caller
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Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Thursday to discuss newly revealed text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that dealt with Hillary Clinton.

In one text released to the public, Page, in reference to Clinton, wrote to Strzok, “One more thing: she might be our next president. The last thing you need us going in there loaded for bear. You think she’s going to remember or care that it was more doj than fbi?”

Strzok responded, “I called Bill and relayed what we discussed. He agrees. I will email you and [redacted] same.”

These messages were sent during the FBI investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server…

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John Kerry Sabotages U.S. Foreign Policy – Joseph Klein

Former Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly sought to undermine the Trump administration’s current policy in dealing with the nihilist Palestinian leadership. According to an article appearing in Maariv, as quoted by the Jerusalem Post,

Kerry met a senior Palestinian leader, Hussein Agha, in London recently and told him to convey a clandestine message to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The message was that Abbas should “play for time” and “not yield to President [Donald] Trump’s demands.”

Kerry reportedly predicted that President Trump would not be in office for long – perhaps not more than a year. Possibly for that reason, Kerry allegedly advised that the Palestinians should aim their criticisms at President Trump personally, rather than more broadly at the United States.

According to the report, Kerry also offered to help the Palestinians devise an alternative peace plan and advance it with Europeans, Arab states and the international community at large…

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Vince McMahon: XFL To Return In 2020 Without Gimmicks – ESPN
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WWE founder and chairman Vince McMahon announced Thursday he is giving a professional football league another go. It will be called the XFL, the same name of the league McMahon and NBC tried for one season in 2001, but it won’t rely on flashy cheerleaders and antics as its predecessor did, he said.

McMahon said he is the sole funding source for the league, which is slated to begin in January 2020. Its first season will have eight teams around the country playing a 10-week schedule.

The initial outlay of money is expected to be around $100 million, the same amount of WWE stock McMahon sold last month and funneled into Alpha Entertainment, the company he founded for the project…

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VP Pence Breaks 49-49 Tie In Senate To Confirm Religious Freedom Nominee – CNS

In the U.S. Senate Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence stepped in to break a partisan 49-49 tie on President Trump’s nomination of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for the post of ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.

Every Democrat, joined by independent Sens. Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, voted against Brownback’s nomination, while the Republicans lost their narrow advantage due to the absence of two senators.

The GOP controls 51 of the Senate’s 100 seats, but Sen. John McCain of Arizona is undergoing cancer treatment and Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is in Davos for the World Economic Forum.

So in his role as president of the Senate, Pence cast the tie-breaking vote first during a procedural vote to end debate on Brownback’s nomination, and then again in the final roll call vote, which passed 50-49…

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Insane California Leftist Proposes Law That Would Fine Waiters 1,000 For Handing Out Straws – Independent Journal Review
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A California state assemblyman last week introduced a bill calling on dine-in restaurants to refrain from handing out straws to customers.

Democratic Majority Leader Ian Calderon’s AB 1884 would prohibit waiters and waitresses from giving plastic straws to customers unless they request them. The penalty for violating the law would be a maximum fine of $1,000 or an imprisonment of no more than six months, or both.

“We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans,” Calderon said in a press release. “AB 1884 is not ban on plastic straws. It is a small step towards curbing our reliance on these convenience products, which will hopefully contribute to a change in consumer attitudes and usage.”…

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DOJ Inspector General’s Office Says It Has Found FBI Text Messages Believed Lost Due To ‘Technical Glitch’ – The Hill

Months of missing text messages between two FBI officials have been located, according a letter obtained by The Hill.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz told Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) in a letter that the messages spanning from December 2016 to May 2017, previously though missing due to a technological glitch affecting FBI phones, have been found.

“The [Office of the Inspector General] has been investigating this matter, and, this week, succeeded in using forensic tools to recover text messages from FBI devices,” the letter read.

The messages between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page have come under scrutiny primarily by GOP lawmakers who say that they are proof of political bias against President Trump in the Russia investigations and in the FBI overall.

The glitch that resulted in their missing messages reportedly affected thousands of FBI phones…

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Dem Senator Warner Claims The House Intel Memo Is “Sloppy” And “Baseless”, Even Though He Hasn’t Actually Read It – The Federalist
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Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said Wednesday that the classified report compiled by the House Intelligence Committee, which reportedly details abuses by federal law enforcement and surveillance agencies, is “sloppy” and “baseless.” He also has not read the memo.

“I have not seen the memo,” Warner said, according to CNN. “But I think it is sloppy, careless, and again, I think has no grounding in fact.”

The senior senator form Virginia did not explain how he could know intricate details about a document he has not even read.

Under the rules of the U.S. House and the committee motion to make the report available to the entire House, only members of the House have been authorized to read the four-page classified memo…

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UK Violent Crime Rates Skyrocket, With Knife Attacks In London Up 38 Percent – Breitbart

The UK’s surge in recorded violent and sexual crime, including knife attacks, has accelerated at a faster rate than previously thought over the past year, new police statistics reveal. Sadiq Khan’s London saw the largest increase in recorded knife crime – rocketing by a massive 38 per cent in just one year.

In England and Wales, around 5.3 million violent crimes were recorded in the 12 months to September 2017, up 14 per cent on the year before, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

The latest police figures from 44 forces around the country reveal that robbery was up by 29 per cent, sex offences up 23 per cent, knife crime up 21 per cent, and violent crime overall surged by 20 per cent.

There were a massive 37,443 knife crimes and 6,694 gun crime offences recorded in the 12 months to September. Since 2011, the number of offences involving a knife or a sharp instrument had been falling, but began rising in the past three years, the ONS explained…

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Home Depot Giving $1,000 Bonuses To U.S. Workers After Trump Tax Cut – USA Today
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Home Depot is doling out bonuses of up to $1,000 to U.S. hourly workers, becoming the latest major national employer to hand out checks after President Trump’s corporate tax cut. The home improvement chain said it would also continue to distribute “success sharing” payments tied to the company’s financial performance.

Unlike national retailers Walmart and Starbucks, Home Depot did not announce plans to increase wages. But Home Depot said in a statement that “amid the changing retail environment, the company intends to invest in its associates, its stores and the customer experience.”

Workers with at least 20 years of experience will get the full $1,000 bonus, Home Depot spokesman Stephen Holmes said in an email…

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Sweden Hell: Armed Migrant Teens Roaming Streets With Kalashnikovs; Military May Be Deployed – Zero Hedge

As we reported last week, Sweden may or may not be preparing for civil conflict – as Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said that the government would do whatever it takes – including deploying the military – to end the wave of gang violence coming primarily from young migrants in the country’s “no-go” zones.

“It’s not my first action to put in a military, but I’m prepared to do what it takes to ensure that the seriously organized crime goes away,” Lofven said after the party leadership discussion in parliament, adding “it is also obvious that there are social problems… We see criminals with total lack of respect for human life, it’s a terrible development I’m determined to turn around.”

Lofven’s comments come on the heels of a spate of gang related murders, including that of a 21-year-old man in Malmِ last weekend, shot in the head as he stepped out of a taxi near a grocery store. The same weekend, a 16-year-old boy found shot in Rosengهrd district of Malmِ died in the hospital next to a bus stop…

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Senate Democrats Drop Dreamer Demand From Budget Talks – Politico
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Senate Democrats are willing to drop their demand that relief for Dreamers be tied to any long-term budget agreement – a potential boost for spending talks, but one that could face opposition from their House counterparts.

The shift comes in response to the deal struck between Senate leaders Monday to reopen the government and begin debate on an immigration bill next month. Meanwhile, budget negotiators are expressing optimism that a two-year agreement to lift stiff caps on defense and domestic spending is increasingly within reach.

“We’re viewing [immigration and spending] on separate terms because they are on separate paths,” Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Tuesday…

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Trump Effect: Disney To Give $1,000 Bonuses To Over 125,000 Employees – Orlando Sentinel

More than 125,000 employees at Walt Disney Company across the globe will each receive a $1,000 cash bonus, the company announced Tuesday.

The company will also invest $50 million to help hourly employees pay for college tuition starting with the upcoming fall semester, company chairman and chief executive officer Robert Iger announced Tuesday. Nearly 88,000 employees are eligible.

“I have always believed that education is the key to opportunity; it opens doors and creates new possibilities,” Iger said in a statement. “Matched with the $1,000 cash bonus, these initiatives will have both an immediate and long-term positive impact.”

Several large American companies have planned bonuses for employees recently. More than 67,500 Florida workers at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club will get paid $105.7 million in increases and bonuses, Orlando-based Darden Restaurants said earlier this month the new GOP tax cut will prompt it to spend an additional $20 million on its 175,000-plus employees this year…

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San Francisco Renames Columbus Day ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ – TellMeNow
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For years, there’s been a growing cry from the PC left to either entirely disavow Columbus Day or rename in honor of the Native Americans that liberals believe Christopher Columbus murdered in cold blood. Well, in San Francisco they finally complained loud enough that they got their wish: On Tuesday, the city’s Board of Supervisors voted to officially rename Columbus Day “Indigenous Peoples Day.”

Supervisor Malia Cohen introduced the legislation, which reads, “San Francisco has a responsibility to oppose the systematic racism towards indigenous peoples in the United States, which perpetuates high rates of poverty and income inequality, exacerbating health, education, and social crises among Native Americans.”…

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DOJ Threatens ‘Sanctuary Cities’ With Subpoenas, Escalating Trump’s Immigration Enforcement Campaign – USA Today

The Justice Department is threatening 23 so-called sanctuary cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, with subpoenas if they fail to provide documents to show whether local law enforcement officers are sharing information with federal immigration authorities.

The demand, outlined Wednesday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, represents a new escalation by the Trump administration to punish local jurisdictions that do not fully comply with federal immigration enforcement efforts, including by sharing the immigration status of local prisoners.

The subpoena threat comes as Congress prepares to restart talks on revamping the immigration system, days after lawmakers’ failure to reach an agreement on the politically-charged issue led to a three-day government shutdown.

The action prompted quick and harsh protests from local officials, including the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors who said he would not attend a previously scheduled Wednesday meeting at the White House…

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U.S. Senate Confirms Alex Azar As HHS Secretary – Fox News
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The Senate has confirmed a former drug company executive as President Donald Trump’s second health secretary. Alex Azar will take on the leadership of the Department of Health and Human Services. The 55-43 vote was largely along party lines.

HHS is a $1 trillion department that oversees major health insurance programs, drug and food safety, disease control and prevention, and advanced medical research. Azar succeeds Tom Price, who resigned amid questions about his travel.

Azar says his priorities are to help curb high prescription drug costs, make health insurance more affordable and available, focus Medicare payments on quality, and confront the growing opioid addiction epidemic…

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Corruption Update: Comey’s Law Professor Friend Who Leaked Memo Now Representing Him In Russia Probe – Law And Crime

Robert Mueller was first appointed as Special Counsel for the investigation of Trump campaign ties to Russia after former FBI Director James Comey leaked a memo about his conversation with Donald Trump to the media. Now, the same friend who helped Comey with the leak is representing him during the investigation.

After the infamous Comey Memo was written about in The New York Times, it was confirmed that Comey’s friend, Columbia University Law Professor Daniel Richman played the role of middle man, delivering the goods to the newspaper, who then reported the details. Now, a BuzzFeed News report says that Comey himself was questioned by the Special Counsel’s office, and Richman is one of the attorneys representing Comey in the matter.

Richman said that he and the rest of Comey’s team would not comment on the former FBI Director’s meeting with Mueller’s office. When Comey testified before Congress last June, he said that he had a friend of his who worked at Columbia Law School give the contents of his memo to a reporter…

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Letter Claims Inmates Survived Infamous Alcatraz Escape – New York Post
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The three inmates who famously broke out of Alcatraz prison in 1962 may not have gone down to their watery graves in shark-infested San Francisco Bay after all, according to a report.

According to a letter allegedly written by one of the three convicts in 2013, they all survived their daring escape.

“My name is John Anglin. I escape from Alcatraz in June 1962 with my brother Clarence and Frank Morris. I’m 83 years old and in bad shape. I have cancer. Yes we all made it that night but barely!” said the letter, obtained by local CBS affiliate KPIX.

He then tries to strike an astonishing deal with the FBI – offering to be locked up again for a year in exchange for medical care…

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Corruption Update: As FBI Director, Robert Mueller Helped Cover Up Florida 9/11 Probe – Judicial Watch

Court documents recently filed by the government further rock the credibility of Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller because they show that as FBI Director Mueller he worked to cover up the connection between a Florida Saudi family and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The documents reveal that Mueller was likely involved in publicly releasing deceptive official agency statements about a secret investigation of the Saudis, who lived in Sarasota, with ties to the hijackers. A Florida journalism nonprofit uncovered the existence of the secret FBI investigation that was also kept from Congress.

Under Mueller’s leadership, the FBI tried to discredit the story, publicly countering that agents found no connection between the Sarasota Saudi family and the 2001 terrorist plot. The reality is that the FBI’s own files contained several reports that said the opposite, according to the Ft. Lauderdale-based news group’s ongoing investigation.

Files obtained by reporters in the course of their lengthy probe reveal that federal agents found “many connections” between the family and “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.”…

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Chinese Scientists Break Key Barrier By Cloning Monkeys – Reuters
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Chinese scientists have cloned monkeys using the same technique that produced Dolly the sheep two decades ago, breaking a technical barrier that could open the door to copying humans.

Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, two identical long-tailed macaques, were born eight and six weeks ago, making them the first primates – the order of mammals that includes monkeys, apes and humans – to be cloned from a non-embryonic cell.

It was achieved through a process called somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), which involves transferring the nucleus of a cell, which includes its DNA, into an egg which has had its nucleus removed…

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Wall Street Whistleblower: Clinton Foundation Is The ‘Largest Charitable Fraud In American History’ – Gateway Pundit

Former investment banker and self-styled Wall Street whistleblower Charles Ortel is one of the foremost experts on Clinton Foundation corruption.

According to Ortel, “examination of available facts demonstrates the Clinton Foundation and its network of false-front charity “initiatives” and affiliates remains the largest set of unprosecuted charitable frauds in American history.”

Everything from the charity’s structure to pay-to-play schemes in relation to the ill-fatted Russia “reset,” tell a tale of corruption and cronyism that would make Al Capone blush.

Charles Ortel writes in Lifezette:

In a sad sense, international charities are perfect vehicles for such questionable activities. After all, who can check effectively how much money is in truth raised and where discrete portions of these revenues are disbursed in far-flung corners of the world?

Meanwhile, international charity also provides cover to disguise payoffs…

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Clinton-Appointed Judge Tosses Lawsuit Claiming Trump Violated Constitution’s Anti-Corruption Provisions – Daily Caller

A federal court in New York City has dismissed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump that alleged his failure to divest from the Trump business empire violated anti-corruption provisions of the Constitution.

U.S. District Judge George Daniels, a Clinton administration appointee, ruled Thursday that the case could not proceed because the plaintiffs could not prove that Trump’s actions tangibly harmed their businesses.

The lawsuit was brought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), an anti-Trump watchdog group formerly led by Clinton ally David Brock.

A number of accomplished lawyers and legal scholars participated in the effort, including Professor Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School, Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the law school at the University of California, Berkeley, and Richard Painter, an ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush White House…

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Tucker Carlson Unveils ‘Never-Before-Seen’ Statistics Proving Illegal Aliens Commit ‘Massively Disproportionate’ Amount Of Crime – Gateway Pundit
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson unveiled ‘never before seen,’ statistics Thursday night, proving convictions among illegal aliens are significantly higher than U.S. citizens.

Carlson kicked off the segment by walking through the Democrats’ textbook argument for illegal immigration, recounting how liberals claim non-citizens commit less crime than U.S. citizens.

“They are your moral superiors,” mocked Carlson.

The Fox News host then listed off the deeply concerning statistics:

“According to statistics from the U.S. Sentencing Commission, non-citizens are actually far more likely to commit serious crimes than Americans are,” said Carlson.

“Non-citizens account for 22 percent, more than a fifth of all federal murder convictions.”…

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Creepy Al Franken Leaving Office On January 2nd – The Hill

Sen. Al Franken will step down on Jan. 2, a spokesman for the Minnesota Democrat said Wednesday. Franken announced earlier this month that he would resign from the Senate in the face of sexual harassment allegations. But he did not announce a date for when he would officially leave the chamber.

Franken came under fire last month after multiple women accused him of inappropriately touching them. One woman said the comedian-turned-politician forcibly kissed her and groped her during a USO tour in 2006.

The allegations against Franken prompted numerous Democrats in the Senate to call for his resignation. The Senate Ethics Committee launched a probe into the allegations last month.

In a defiant speech on the Senate floor earlier this month, Franken said he was confident that the ethics investigation would clear his name. But he said that he could not adequately represent his constituents while going through the Ethics Committee process…

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Report: House Republicans Holding ‘Secret Talks’ To Build Criminal Case Against Senior FBI And DOJ Officials – Gateway Pundit
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As of late, we have watched Republican lawmakers point a lot of fingers and toss out a bunch of theories as to who should be held responsible for sourcing, procuring and disseminating the discredited ‘Trump dossier.’

A new report reveals lawmakers are secretly building a criminal case against top Justice Department and FBI officials for mishandling “the contents of a dossier that describes alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia.”

POLITICO reports:

A group of House Republicans has gathered secretly for weeks in the Capitol in an effort to build a case that senior leaders of the Justice Department and FBI improperly mishandled the contents of a dossier…

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U.S. Home Sales Climb 5.6% In November To 11-Year High – USA Today

Americans purchased homes at the fastest pace in nearly 11 years, as sales climbed 5.6% in November.

The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing homes rose last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.81 million units. Home sales were last this strong in December 2006, when properties sold at an annual pace of 6.42 million.

The strong demand for buying homes is a sign of an increasingly vibrant economy after a steady, eight-year expansion. The unemployment rate has fallen to a 17-year low, while more people in the younger millennial generation appear to be forming their own households and looking for places to buy. Yet the demand has done little to resolve an increasing vulnerability of the U.S. real estate market as the number of listings has been declining on a yearly basis for two-and-a-half years.

In November, there were 1.67 million properties for sale, a 9.7% decline from a year ago. There is only 3.4 months’ supply of homes on the market, the lowest level ever tracked by the Realtors…

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Hillary In The Crosshairs As DOJ Prosecutors Begin Asking FBI Agents About Uranium One – Zero Hedge
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has instructed DOJ prosecutors to begin asking FBI agents for explanations regarding evidence pertaining to a dormant criminal investigation into the controversial Uranium One deal linked to Bill and Hillary Clinton, according to NBC.

The order comes as part of a promise made last month by Sessions to examine whether or not a special counsel was warranted in the deal which saw 20% of American Uranium sold to a Russian state-owned energy company in a 2010 transaction allowed by the Obama administration.

Prior to the deal, individual connected with Uranium One deal had donated over $140 million to the Clinton Foundation. Moreover, Bill Clinton gave a $500,000 speech to a Russian bank which issued a favorable rating on Uranium One stock…

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Twitter Executive: It’s “No Longer Possible To Stand Up For All Speech” – Washington Standard

Twitter president for public policy and communications in Europe Sinead McSweeney said that it’s “no longer possible to stand up for all speech.”

The comment came just one day after the social media giant cranked up attacks to shut down what it deems as “hateful” or “abusive” behavior.

Of course, it’s Twitter isn’t really interested in that. They are interested in silencing those that oppose their opinion and worldview, and if you don’t believe me, take a look at what they are not doing concerning the trolls who have gone after Kathy Amidon.

“I look back over last 5 1/2 years, and the answers I would have given to some of these questions five years ago were very different,” Sweeny told British politicians and other social media executives on Tuesday. “Twitter was in a place where it believed the most effective antidote to bad speech was good speech. It was very much a John Stuart Mill-style philosophy.”…

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Boeing CEO Unveils $300 Million In Initiatives In Response To Tax Bill – Geekwire
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The Boeing Co. is moving ahead on $300 million in charitable contributions and workplace investments as a response to the tax bill approved by Congress today.

The commitments were laid out in an announcement from Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing’s chairman, president and CEO. They’re well-timed to demonstrate how the bill’s cut in the corporate tax rate could encourage businesses to open their wallets wider.

“On behalf of all our stakeholders, we applaud and thank Congress and the administration for their leadership in seizing this opportunity to unleash economic energy in the United States,” Muilenburg said. “It’s the single most important thing we can do to drive innovation, support quality jobs and accelerate capital investment in our country.”…

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Fifth Third Bank Credits GOP Tax Bill For $15 Minimum Wage Boost, $1,000 Employee Bonuses – Cincinnati

Crediting the Republican tax plan, Fifth Third Bank said Wednesday it would boost the minimum pay for its employees to $15 per hour.

Congressional passage of the $1.5 trillion tax cut this week allowed the regional bank to re-evaluate its pay structure, Fifth Third officials said.

The pay increase will affect 3,000 hourly workers – one-out-of-six Fifth Third employees. About 13,500 workers or three-quarters of the bank’s payroll will also receive a one-time $1,000 bonus. It will be distributed by the end of the year, assuming President Trump signs the bill before Christmas.

Senior managers and executive leadership are excluded from the compensation.

“We want to invest in our most important asset – our people,” Fifth Third CEO Greg Carmichael said. “Our employees drive our reputation, our business and our success.”

Carmichael said the higher wage is an important step to help support individuals, their families and the communities in which the bank operates…

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More Tax Winning: Comcast Announces Employee Bonuses, $50 Billion In Investment – Breitbart
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Comcast announced on Wednesday that they will distribute $1,000 bonuses to more than one hundred thousand frontline and non-executive employees and invest more than $50 billion in infrastructure investment over the next several years to celebrate Republicans passing tax reform.

Comcast announced in a statement:

Based on the passage of tax reform and the FCC’s action on broadband, Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast NBCUniversal, announced that the Company would award special $1,000 bonuses to more than one hundred thousand eligible frontline and non-executive employees. Roberts also announced that the Company expects to spend well in excess of $50 billion over the next five years investing in infrastructure…

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Thanks To Tax Bill, Wells Fargo To Raise Minimum Wage To $15, Target $400 Million In 2018 Philanthropic Contributions – 3BL Media

When the residents of a city have enough income to afford both their expected and unforeseen expenses – from making the car repairs necessary to ensure dependable transportation for work to paying bills without relying on a credit card – their families, their communities, and the broader economy all benefit from that type of financial stability. Yet, many people lack the financial education to balance a budget and the banking access to securely save for the future.

That’s why, since launching in April 2012, the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund has established relationships with nearly 50 city governments across the U.S. as we work to fulfill our mission of improving the financial stability of low- and moderate-income households, including those who are “underbanked.”

In the U.S., 51 million adults – approximately 20 percent of the population – are considered underbanked, which means they have a basic checking or savings account but also rely on costly alternatives like credit cards…

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AT&T Is Giving $1,000 Bonuses To 200,000 Employees After Tax Bill – USA Today
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AT&T was quick to respond to news of U.S. tax reform, announcing it would give some employees bonuses once the legislation is signed into law.

The telecom giant said in a press release Wednesday that it would give more than 200,000 U.S. union members a special bonus of $1,000. The company also increased its capital expenditures budget by $1 billion in the U.S.

“Congress, working closely with the President, took a monumental step to bring taxes paid by U.S. businesses in line with the rest of the industrialized world,” CEO Randall Stephenson said in a statement. “This tax reform will drive economic growth and create good-paying jobs. In fact, we will increase our U.S. investment and pay a special bonus to our U.S. employees.”…

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Judge Declares Mistrial In Bundy Case, Says Government Willfully Withheld Evidence – Zero Hedge

In a shocking verdict, Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed jurors Wednesday, declaring a mistrial in the Bundy Ranch case saying U.S. prosecutors willfully withheld critical and “potentially exculpatory” evidence from the defense.

Seemingly confirming what Cliven Bundy’s son said during his opening statement:

“The indictment and grand jury testimony is full of lies. Truth has been blocked in previous trials.

Listen closely – we will try to get you the truth. The truth will set me free and I’m counting on you to help me see that.”

As AZCentral.com reports, Navarro cited five key pieces of information that prosecutors did not disclose: records about surveillance and snipers at the Bundy Ranch; unredacted FBI logs about activity at the ranch in the days around the standoff; threat assessments about the Bundys dating to 2012; and internal affairs reports about the BLM.

Navarro methodically laid out her reasoning for about an hour…

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President And Congressional Republicans Celebrate Tax Reform In Press Conference At White House – Fox News
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A jubilant President Trump on Wednesday celebrated Congress’ passing of a sweeping tax-reform bill by heaping praise on Republican lawmakers and referring to them as his fellow “warriors.”

In his less than one year in office, the president memorably has sparred with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other lawmakers in his party.

But hours after the House handed Trump his first major legislative victory by sending a $1.5-trillion tax package to his desk, Trump expressed his thanks to the GOP legislators and portrayed the party as unified.

“All friends – I look at these people,” the president said during a celebration on the south lawn of the White House. “It’s like we’re warriors together.”…

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Methane Emissions From Oil And Gas Are Plummeting Without Obama Rule – Daily Caller

Methane emissions from natural gas wells have dropped during the past six years, even as activists and lawmakers argue that stringent regulations are required to tackle what they believe are sky-high emission levels.

Emissions from onshore natural gas production tumbled nearly 14 million metric tons between 2011 and 2016, according to a report from Energy In Depth, which analyzed data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program. The data also found that levels had decreased even as natural gas production increased.

In the San Juan Basin, an area located in parts of New Mexico and Colorado, emissions fell by 47 percent since 2011. Activists frequently claim that San Juan’s methane hot spot releases are reason enough for bulking up rules governing emissions.

The Trump administration announced in October a two-year delay on rules designed to regulate methane, a potent greenhouse gas that scientists argue contributes to global warming…

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Senate Republicans Pass Historic Tax Reform Bill – Daily Caller
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The Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act along party lines in a vote early Wednesday morning The bill is slated to pass the House a second time Wednesday after the measure was tweaked Tuesday afternoon to comply with Senate procedural rules.

Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain was absent for the vote after being hospitalized last week due to complications from his cancer treatment.

Following the vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’s proud of the legislation they crafted and is confident the country will be satisfied with changes it will make to the economy,

“My view of this is if we cant sell this to the American people we ought to move into another line of work,” he told reporters…

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Islamo-Nazi Gets 28 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Behead Conservative Blogger Pamela Geller – Breitbart

A man convicted of leading an Islamic State-inspired plot to behead a conservative blogger who upset Muslims when she organized a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest was sentenced Tuesday to 28 years in prison.

David Wright, who’s 28 years old, was sentenced by a judge in Boston’s federal courthouse two months after jurors found him guilty of conspiring with his uncle and a Rhode Island man to kill blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the terror group.

Wright’s attorneys had asked for a 16-year sentence, saying he should be given the chance to redeem himself after serving his time. Wright insisted he never really wanted to hurt anyone but pretended to support the Islamic State group to get attention online.

Prosecutors and Geller wanted Wright to get life in prison. Prosecutors portrayed Wright as the leader of the conspiracy to kill Geller, who has spearheaded scores of events across the nation to decry Islamic extremism, such as the cartoon contest in Garland, Texas…

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EU Court Deals Death Blow To Uber – Zero Hedge
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In another major blow to Uber’s ability to operate profitably within the European Union, the EU’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that the ride-hailing app company is, in fact, a transportation company, and its drivers should be subjected to all pertinent regulations for taxi and livery-cab drivers.

The decision opens the US ride-hailing app up to tougher national regulation in Europe’s 28 member states. The judgment effectively shifts Uber’s legal status from a digital company to a transportation company, giving it less freedom from regulation in the EU’s single market, according to the Financial Times.

What’s worse, the final ruling from Luxembourg judges cannot be appealed…

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Trump Accuser Who Took Mortgage Payoff Tried To Get Job As Trump’s Makeup Artist – Zero Hedge

A New York makeup artist who accused Donald Trump of groping her in the 1990’s – and whose mortgage was paid off by a donor arranged by Gloria Allred daughter Lisa Bloom, repeatedly solicited then-candidate Trump to become his campaign makeup artist so she could pitch her new line of men’s cosmetics, according to The Hill’s John Solomon. The story has to be true, because one couldn’t make it up if one tried.

In an October 1, 2015 email – Trump accuser Jill Harth emailed the President’s New York Company headquarters, writing:

“Hi Donald, you are doing a tremendous job of shaking things up in the United States. I am definitely on Team Trump as so many others are.”

“I can’t watch television without seeing you or hearing your name everywhere! It’s a good thing for sure but PLEASE let me do your makeup for a television interview, a debate, a photo session, anything!” Harth wrote, adding “It kills me to see you looking too orange and with white circles under the eyes. I will get your skin looking smoother and even toned.”…

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Animatronic Trump Debuts In ‘Hall Of Presidents’ At Disney World – Daily Caller
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The animatronic version of President Donald Trump will finally make its debut Tuesday in the “Hall of Presidents” attraction at Walt Disney World, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

The Trump robot stands in the front of the stage beside the likes of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.

“From the beginning, America has been a nation defined by its people. At our founding, it was the American people who rose up to defend our freedoms and win our independence,” Trump shared in a recorded message. “It was why our Founders began our great Constitution with three very simple words: We the people. Since that moment, each generation of Americans has taken its place in the defense of our freedom, our flag, and our nation under God.”…

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Pelosi Bails On Tax Cut Protest After Only Handful Of Activists Show Up – American Mirror

A handful of folks are really steamed that Republican lawmakers are planning to lower taxes, and they gathered in tiny conference room on Capitol Hill where House Minority Speaker Nancy Pelosi was slated to speak Monday.

But the demonstration was so weak, MSNBC reports, Pelosi didn’t even bother to show up.

“These protests have never been like what we saw with the healthcare law,” an MSNBC reporter said as a camera man panned the crowd of a couple dozen mulled about in self-scheduling conference room 2456.

“This particular protest was supposed to start at three, it was supposed to feature Nancy Pelosi, and it’s supposed to have hundreds of people, and none of those things are going to end up being true,” the reporter said.

What does seem more and more likely to come true, however, is President Donald Trump’s promise to Americans to deliver a tax cut this year…

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House Votes To Abolish Obamacare ‘Death Panel’ – Daily Caller

The House Thursday voted to repeal a key government board established by the Affordable Care Act that conservatives rallied against during the Obamacare debate seven years ago out of concern that the provision could wind up rationing medical care for patients.

The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), famously called a “death panel” by its opponents, is a 15-member federal agency intended to reduce Medicare without taking away coverage or quality of care. The American Enterprise Institute has pointed out, that IPAB “emphasizes payment reductions at the expense of real Medicare reform.

The constraints placed on what the IPAB can recommend were not accidental. The authors of the ACA support restraining Medicare spending, but only with government-imposed payment restrictions, not financial incentives.”

The IPAB can make recommendations about cuts to Medicare sans congressional oversight or input. IPAB proposals use “fast track” protocols and require a three-fifths vote in the Senate for Congress to alter the kinds of cuts to Medicare…

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Donald Trump Challenges Jeff Sessions: ‘Where Is Our Justice Department’ On Hillary Clinton? – Breitbart
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President Donald Trump signaled frustration with the Justice Department’s falure to respond to the ongoing scandals involving the Clinton family, the DNC, the FBI, and the “phony” Russian sourced dossier.

“A lot of people are disappointed in the Justice Department, including me,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday morning before leaving for his trip to Asia. Trump said that the Justice Department should be investigating Democrats and the Clintons, sharing several oberservations on Twitter.

“This is real collusion and dishonesty,” Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday night, responding to Donna Brazile’s revelation that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was controlling DNC operations and fundraising well before winning her primary…

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Obama Regime Lied: New Memos Reveal Uranium One Exports To “Europe And Asia” Via Canada – Zero Hedge

As the mainstream media continues to obsess over $100,000 worth Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russian spies in 2016 seeking to throw the presidential election, behind the scenes, far removed from the sight of CNN and MSNBC, the Uranium One scandal, in which the Obama administration approved a deal that handed a Russian-controlled corporation 20% of America’s uranium reserves despite the existence of an FBI investigation into ongoing illegal bribery, extortion and money laundering schemes, is slowly spiraling out of control… despite CNN’s continued ignorance of the topic.

By now we’re sure that most of our readers are well aware that Obama’s approval of the Uranium One deal seemingly landed the Clinton Foundation some $145 million in donations and a $500,000 speaking gig for former President Bill Clinton from a very thankful Russian bank… if not, here are a couple of recent posts on the topic as a recap:

* FBI Uncovered Russian Bribery Plot Before Obama Approved Uranium One Deal, Netting Clintons Millions…

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Trump Effect: Broadcom Moving Headquarters Back To U.S. – Reuters
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Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd (AVGO.O) plans to redomicile to the United States from Singapore, President Donald Trump said on Thursday at a White House news conference where the company’s chief executive cited Republican tax efforts.

Broadcom Chief Executive Officer Hock Tan told reporters: “America is again the best place to lead a business with a global footprint. Thanks to you Mr. President, business conditions have steadily improved.”

The company later confirmed the plan in a statement that quoted Tan as saying: ”We expect the tax reform plan effectively to level the playing field for large multinational corporations headquartered in the United States and to allow us to go all in on U.S. redomiciliation…

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A New Bill In Congress Would Prevent Any Baby With A Heartbeat From Being Aborted – Washington Standard

A new bill being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives would make it illegal for an abortion to be performed on any fetus with a detectable heartbeat.

This bill is known as “the Heartbeat Protection Act”, and it would be a massive victory for the pro-life movement in this country if it becomes law. So far about 170 members of the House are behind this bill, but it will need more votes than that to pass. And even if it passes the House, it would still have to get through the Senate, and if just a few RINOS in the Senate vote against the bill that would be enough to block it.

But even though the road ahead looks challenging, that is not an excuse to quit fighting. Ultimately, polls have shown that most Americans would support this kind of a law.

Via CBN News: A new bill in Congress, HR490, would make the presence of that heartbeat the standard for outlawing an abortion. Some 170 House members back the Heartbeat Protection Act, which had its first hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday…

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President Trump Announces Jerome ‘Jay’ Powell As Fed Chair – Zero Hedge
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Jerome Powell will be the first former investment banker to become Fed Chair (and first non-economics PhD in 40 years).

Powell, a Princeton graduate, was a lawyer in New York before he joined the investment bank Dillon Reed & Co. in 1984. He stayed there until he joined the Treasury Department in 1990. After he left Treasury, he became a partner in 1997 at The Carlyle Group (CG), the private equity and asset management giant. He left Carlyle in 2005.

He will also likely be the richest Fed head ever – Powell’s assets are worth between $21 million and $61 million, according to financial disclosures which require officials to give a range in the value of their various holdings…

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Trump: NYC Terrorist Was ‘Point Of Contact’ For 23 Additional Immigrants – Breitbart

President Donald Trump warned that “chain migration” continued to be a problem, pointing out that the suspected New York City terrorist was the “primary point of contact” for 23 additional people trying to enter the United States. “That’s not acceptable,” Trump said.

A source speaking to ABC News confirmed Trump’s citation but said it was unclear if those people were immediate family members, distant family members, or friends. The suspected terrorist, Sayfullo Saipov, came to the United States in 2010 via the Diversity Visa Program and lived in Paterson, New Jersey, with his wife and three children.

He is originally from Uzbekistan and was reportedly radicalized online while living in the United States. Trump vowed to respond to the attack with toughness, urging law enforcement officials to continue fighting terrorism.

“Terrorists are constantly seeking to strike our nation, and it will require the unflinching devotion to our law enforcement, homeland security, and intelligence professionals to keep America safe,” he said…

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Donna Brazile Says She ‘Found Proof’ That Crooked Hillary ‘Rigged’ The Democrat Primary – Mediaite
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In her new book Hacks, Donna Brazile – the former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman – alleges that Hillary Clinton “rigged the [party’s] nomination process” against populist candidate Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primaries.

“I had found my proof [of rigging] and it broke my heart,” wrote Brazile in an exerpt of her book published by Politico Magazine today.

The said rigging, according to Brazile, was discovered in an agreement and explained as follows:

“The agreement – signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook [Clinton campaign manager] with a copy to Marc Elias – specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised…

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Spain Seeks To Jail Catalan Leaders – Zero Hedge

The Spanish public prosecutor on Thursday ordered the country’s High Court that the Catalonian secessionist leaders be jailed. An arrest warrant be issued for ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and eight members of his former government.

Investigative magistrate Carmen Lamela issued the ruling on Thursday at the request of prosecutors who are pursuing a criminal case stemming from the declaration of secession the Parliament of Catalonia made Friday.

The eight are Oriol Junqueras (Deputy First Minister, economy), Jordi Turull (spokesman), Raul Romeva (foreign affairs), Josep Rull (territory), Meritxell Borrلs (public administration), Carles Mundَ (justice), Dolors Bassa (work & social affairs), Joaquin Form (interior).

The prosecutor’s office requested the jailing of Catalonian Vice-President Oriol Junqueras and seven other officials charged with rebellion, sedition and embezzlement of public funds, while the probe is ongoing, La Vanguardia reports…

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Astros Win First World Series In Franchise History – Fox News
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The Houston Astros claimed their first World Series title Wednesday night, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7, 5–1.

Houston started the game off fast, scoring all of its five runs in the first two innings off Dodgers starter Yu Darvish. The early run support was all the Astros needed.

World Series MVP George Springer led the evening off with a double and before you could blink your eyes, Houston was up 2–0. Springer then came up in the third inning and socked a two-run home run. It was his fifth home run of the World Series, tying a mark set by Reggie Jackson and Chase Utley.

“We’re coming home a champion, Houston,” Springer said…

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Senate Confirms Joan Larsen To 6th Circuit Court Of Appeals – Washington Examiner

The Senate confirmed Joan Larsen to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday in 60-38 vote. Eight Democrats crossed the aisle to vote for the Michigan Supreme Court justice, including both Michigan Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters. Stabenow is up for re-election in 2018.

President Trump previously considered Larsen for the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. She is a former Scalia law clerk and delivered a tribute at a memorial service last year for him that featured several of the high court justices.

The Judicial Crisis Network, which boosted Justice Neil Gorsuch’s high court confirmation, spent $140,000 attacking Michigan’s Democratic senators who were considering opposing Larsen’s nomination. The Susan B. Anthony List similarly mobilized its group of anti-abortion activists in support of Larsen’s nomination.

Larsen is the second woman confirmed to a Midwestern federal appeals court in as many days this week. Votes on other federal judicial nominees are expected this week…

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Law Professor Amy Barrett Confirmed To 7th Circuit Court Of Appeals – Daily Caller
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The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Notre Dame Law School Professor Amy Coney Barrett to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, ending an awkward confirmation process which evolved into an institutional debate on religious liberty and the Constitution’s ban on religious tests.

The 55-43 confirmation vote largely followed party lines, though three Democrats joined Republicans in supporting her confirmation, namely Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.

The Barrett confirmation was something of a proxy for widespread anxieties about religious freedom and faith in public life. Barrett, a Roman Catholic, produced scholarship concerning the ethical obligations of observant Catholic judges in capital cases, and spoken generally about Catholic practice in the legal context…

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The Left Has Blood On Its Hands In Manhattan – Daniel Greenfield

Earlier this year, a final settlement was reached in the war on the NYPD’s counterterrorist Islamic surveillance. The Manhattan courtroom where the lawfare effort to dismantle the NYPD’s ability to stop terrorist attacks was heard is blocks away from the site of the latest Islamic terrorist attack in New York.

Walk two blocks down to City Hall. And then head down Chambers to the West Side Highway. That’s where the terrorist attack that killed eight people ended when an NYPD officer shot the terrorist. If he had kept going down the West Side Highway, instead of crashing into a school bus, he would have eventually been within attack range of the 9/11 Memorial. And maybe that was his original plan.

But his message was very clear. He shouted it as he left the truck with which he murdered 8 people.

“Allahu Akbar”. These were the last words on the Flight 93 flight recorder. Mohamed Atta had advised his fellow 9/11 hijackers to, “Shout, ‘Allahu Akbar,’ because it strikes fear in the hearts of the infidels.”…

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What the Kennedy Assassination Records Reveal: Uncontrollable Incompetence – Charles Hugh Smith
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Imagine Harvey Weinstein wielding a “top secret” stamp to block any exposure of the uncomfortable truth and you have the FBI, CIA and NSA.

One way to interpret the intelligence community’s reluctance to let all the Kennedy assassination archives become public is that the archives contain evidence of a “smoking gun”: that is, evidence that the intelligence agencies of the United States of America were complicit in the assassination of the President.

I think the agencies fear something larger: exposure of their gross incompetence, their “cowboy” recklessness and their disavowal of elected-civilian control. Their fear of this exposure is based on one simple fact: nothing’s changed since 1963…

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93% Of Mueller;s Grand Jury Pool Voted For Hillary – American Mirror

Matt Drudge, proprietor of the enormously influential Drudge Report, is providing some perspective on the recent indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the first to come out of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 election.

Drudge took to Twitter on Monday to highlight the partisan influence.

“Mueller DC grand jury pulled from population that voted 93% for Hillary, highest in nation. Whatever…,” Drudge wrote.

Seconds later:

“Let’s do special prosecutor for Clinton in Wyoming, with grand jury pulled from population that voted 70% for Trump, highest in nation…,”

Drudge, who rarely posts messages to his personal Twitter account, issued a third message on Tuesday, “Back to business…,” along with a picture of the top headlines for the Drudge Report: “Great Again: Consumer Confidence Soars!, Home Prices Reach All-Time High, Economy Beats Expectations.”…

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CNN’s Jake Tapper Calls Allahu Akbar ‘Beautiful’ After Terrorist Attack – Daily Caller
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CNN anchor Jake Tapper called the Islamic phrase Allahu Akbar “beautiful” minutes after reports of a terrorist attack in New York City, Tuesday on “The Lead.”

Tapper was interviewing CNN’s crime and justice reporter Shimon Prokupecz when he chimed in to give his opinion on the nature of the terrorist chant.

“The Arabic chant Allahu Akbar, God is great – sometimes said under the most beautiful of circumstances and too often we hear of it being said in moments like this,” Tapper said.

The FBI is now investigating the attack that occurred Tuesday, in which at least six people were killed in Lower Manhattan. So far reports indicate the suspect plowed over several pedestrians on a bike path and then opened fire from the car…

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NYC Foreign Terror Suspect Entered U.S. With ‘Diversity Visa’ Trump Wants To End – Breitbart

The suspected foreign national terrorist behind the New York City attack that has left at least eight individuals dead came to the United States years ago through the Diversity Visa Lottery, a program that President Trump and pro-American immigration reformers have demanded an end to.

According to ABC New York, 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov – the man who allegedly mowed down pedestrians in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City – entered the U.S. in 2010 from Uzbekistan under the Diversity Visa Lottery before obtaining a Green Card.

The Diversity Visa Lottery gives out 50,000 visas every year to foreign nationals from a multitude of countries, including those with known terrorist problems – such as Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Yemen, and Uzbekistan.

Trump, though, along with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), has been calling for an end to the Diversity Visa Lottery program since August…

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8 Killed, Many More Injured As Islamic Terrorist Truck Driver Runs Down Pedestrians In Manhattan – New York Post
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A terrorist in a rental truck sped for nearly a mile down a popular bike-only path in lower Manhattan on Tuesday – killing eight people in the shadow of the World Trade Center and then shouting, “Allahu Akbar.”

“This was an act of terror,” Mayor Bill de Blasio declared at an evening press conference. “A particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at innocent people going about their lives.”

Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old immigrant from Uzbekistan, was shot by a cop after getting out of his car at Chambers and West streets with two realistic-looking guns while screaming “Allahu Akbar”, police sources said…

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Consumer Confidence At Highest Level Since 2000 – The Hill

Consumer confidence in the U.S. has reached its highest point in nearly 17 years, according to a new survey out Tuesday.

The Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 125.9 – its highest point since December of 2000, when it hit 128.6, the Conference Board, a business research group, said. Last month, the index reached 120.6.

Consumers’ outlook on current economic conditions improved from last month, and they appear optimistic about the short-term outlook, Lynn Franco, the Conference Board’s director of economic indicators, said in a statement, noting that the economy is likely to continue growing at a steady pace for the rest of the year.

The findings signal more good news for the economy. Also fueling consumer confidence is the job market, “which had not received such favorable ratings since the summer of 2001,” Franco said.

Unemployment currently sits at 4.2 percent – its lowest point in 16 years…

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Nothing Burger With Wheeze – Roger Kimball
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Given the ocean of blaring red type with which the Drudge Report greeted the news of the indictment of Paul Manafort and Richard Gates on Monday morning, you might have thought that here, at last, was the smoking gun in the Trump-colludes-with-Ruskies-to-snatch-the-election-from-Hillary narrative.

I have no doubt the collective hearts of Max Boot, Gabe Schoenfeld, and Bill Kristol skipped a joyous beat when they heard tell of the indictments this weekend. “At last!” I could almost hear them exclaim, “It’s make-way-for-ducklings time! Trump will soon be gone and the power brokers will once again pay attention to us. Order in the universe will be restored.”

No such luck, friends. As Ted Cruz observed many months ago, the whole Russian collusion delusion is a “nothing burger.”…

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Man Arrested After 9 Dismembered Bodies Found At Japan Apartment – Breitbart

Police say a man in Zama City, Japan, was arrested Tuesday after several dismembered bodies were found in his apartment. Takahiro Shiraishi, 27, was initially taken into custody on a charge of discarding a body after the disappearance of a local woman.

The two allegedly met after she wrote on a suicide-oriented website. Security footage shows Shiraishi and the victim walking together at nearby train stations, officials said. Police said Shiraishi confessed to killing the woman and putting her body in a refrigerator.

Japanese media said a search of Shiraishi’s apartment yielded parts of at least nine dismembered bodies, including two severed heads, the Japan Times reported. Police believe the bodies are those of eight women and one man. Investigators said DNA tests will identify them.

A neighbor in the apartment building said he noticed an unusual smell coming from Shiraishi’s apartment after he became a resident in August, but did not observe any strange noises or voices. The apartment building is near Camp Zawa, a Japanese U.S. Army base…

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Mueller May Have Been Illegally Appointed To Job, Legal Expert Says – Law Newz
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It’s pretty clear that Trump is not a fan of special counsel Robert Mueller. There have been reports that he’s even considering firing him or at least getting someone from DOJ to do it for him.

This week, The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board called for Mueller to resign saying that “he lacks the critical distance to conduct a credible probe of the bureau he ran for a dozen years.” However, according to one legal expert, he might not need to resign or be fired: Mueller might have been illegally appointed.

Douglas W. Kmiec, a law professor at Pepperdine University School of Law and former constitutional legal counsel for both Ronald Reagan and George Bush, has a very interesting argument: Robert Mueller may have been illegally or unconstitutionally appointed to the job…

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Collapse At North Korea Nuclear Test Site Leaves 200 Dead – Daily Telegraph

As many as 200 North Korean labourers have been killed after a mine shaft being dug at the regime’s nuclear test site collapsed, according to Japan’s Asahi TV. Sources in North Korea told the news channel that a tunnel being excavated by around 100 workers at the Punggye-ri test site collapsed earlier this month.

An additional 100 labourers sent to rescue their colleagues were reportedly killed when the tunnel suffered a second collapse. An exact date for the disaster has not been provided, but it comes shortly after North Korea conducted its sixth – and most powerful – underground nuclear test at the site.

North Korea claims the September 3 test beneath Mount Mantap was of a hydrogen bomb, with monitors suggesting the detonation was equivalent to an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale. Some analysts put the yield of the weapon as high as 280 kilotons, while seismologists picked up signs of underground collapses in the hours and days after the blast…

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Returning ISIS Fighters To Be Offered Taxpayer-Funded Homes And Counseling To Stop Them From Carrying Out Attacks In Britain – Daily Mail
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Terror suspects including jihadis returning from fighting in Syria are to be offered taxpayer-funded homes, counselling and help finding jobs to stop them carrying out attacks in Britain.

The top-secret Government strategy, codenamed Operation Constrain, could even allow fanatics to jump to the top of council house waiting lists.

Official documents seen by The Mail on Sunday reveal that up to 20,000 extremists previously investigated by MI5 will be targeted with what critics last night described as ‘bribes’ aimed at turning them away from extremism.

The highly contentious nationwide programme is due to start next year, with police and cash-strapped councils hoping the Home Office will pay for it out of its £900 million counter-terrorism budget…

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Trump Unveils ‘Eighth Wave’ Of Conservative Judicial Nominees – Courthouse News
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President Donald Trump has submitted his latest wave of federal judicial nominations, with four of the conservative nominees slated for vacancies on the Fifth Circuit.

Trump’s list, which was revealed by the White House Thursday evening in a release describing it as his “Eighth Wave” of judicial candidates, includes a total of nine nominations. In addition to the Fifth Circuit, it seeks to fill vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and a handful of federal district court.

All of the nominees are either members of the Federalist Society or listed as “experts” for the organization on its webpage. The four individuals nominated for the Fifth Circuit are Stuart Kyle Duncan, of Louisiana; Kurt Engelhardt, chief judge of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana; James Ho, a former solicitor General for Texas; and Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willet…

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Trump Stops Air Force One From Taking Off To Speak With Injured Police Officer – Breitbart

President Donald Trump delayed the departure of Air Force One from Indianapolis in order to speak to a police officer who was injured whilst escorting his visit.

Officer Robert Turner, who was providing a police escort for Trump’s visit, crashed his motorcycle on the I-70 and was subsequently taken to hospital where he was given emergency treatment and neck brace.

However, shortly after arriving at the hospital, he received a call from President Trump himself, who delayed his flight back to Washington in order to speak with the wounded officer.

“On behalf of the IMPD, we would like to take an opportunity to thank President Donald J. Trump for his thoughtful act in delaying his departure in Air Force One until he was assured that the officer injured in the motorcade accident was OK,” the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department wrote on Facebook…

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Florida Teacher To Erect Satanic Display At Christmas Time To Entice Kids To “Hail Stana” – Daily Caller
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A Florida teacher plans to erect a Satanic display at a park during the Christmas season to entice children to “hail Satan,” outraging local parents.

Preston Smith, who teaches language arts at a Boca Raton middle school, said he plans to display a 300-pound metal Satanic pentagram, sporting “One Nation Under Antichrist,” “May The Children Hail Satan,” and “In Satan We Trust,” in Sanborn Square, according to WND. Smith, who made a similar Satanic spectacle in the park last year, will erect this year’s exhibition to protest a Nativity scene also displayed in the park, according to Christian Today.

“‘May the Children Hail Satan’ is an artistic expression of defiance toward the Sanborn Square nativity scene, which performs an annual re-enactment of predatory indoctrination in a public park targeting young children before they have critical thinking skills,”…

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Petty, Leftist, School Librarian Rejects Melania Trump’s Dr. Seuss Donation – Breitbart

An elementary school librarian in Massachusetts rejected a donation made by First Lady Melania Trump to her school’s library.

Cambridgeport Elementary School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was one of a select number of schools chosen by the White House to receive ten Dr. Seuss books for National Read a Book Day. The White House chose one school from each state to send the books.

Liz Phipps Soeiro, Cambridgeport Elementary’s school librarian, penned an editorial for the Horn Book Family Reading Blog explaining why she would not accept the first lady’s gift.

“My students have access to a school library with over nine thousand volumes and a librarian with a graduate degree in library science. Multiple studies show that schools with professionally staffed libraries improve student performance,” wrote Phipps Soeiro.

Phipps Soeiro added that her school “does not have a need for these books” while claiming that underfunded school districts who are shutting down their libraries due to school choice programs could put the books to better use…

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Dirtbag Delanie Walker Doesn’t Think Titans Fans Matter, Tells Them ‘Bye’ – Truthfeed
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Do NFL players like Delanie Walker even understand the most basic concept that FANS are who ultimately pay their salary? Without FANS there is no team, NFL, sponsors, or ANYTHING.

With NFL players having an attitude like THIS, more Trump supporters are surely going to opt to BOYCOTT the NFL altogether!

From IJR:

Tennessee Titans player Delanie Walker, whose team participated in the national anthem protest by skipping it altogether, gave a one-word message for upset NFL fans: “Bye.”

The Tennessean reported the dismissive response from the Titans player.

“First off, I’m going to say this: We’re not disrespecting the military, the men and women that serve in the Army. That’s not what it’s all about,” Walker said…

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Triggered: Snowflakes ‘Freaked Out’ By Beach Ball At Southern Illinois University – Daily Caller

Conservative students at Southern Illinois University were informed by police that their “free speech ball” was “freaking out” leftist students on campus, who complained about its presence on campus.

In a video obtained by Campus Reform, conservative student activists from Turning Point USA, the Leadership Institute and Young Americans for Liberty can be seen speaking to police officers. The students were welcoming other students to write messages on the beach ball to exercise their First Amendment rights.

Campus police stopped the students from doing so, informing them that the school received numerous reports from students who were “scared” by the ball. The police told them that they were not operating in a public space.

“This is not considered like a public place. Right now, we’re going to have to put the ball away,” said an officer, adding that the ball was “freaking a lot of people out.”…

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Three Months After Democrat Assassination Attempt, Republican Rep. Scalise Enters House Chamber To Standing Ovation – New York Post
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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise made an emotional return to Capitol Hill on Thursday, just over three months after he was gunned down by a madman during a practice for the annual congressional baseball game.

Scalise, using crutches, hobbled to his seat on the House floor about 11 a.m. to a sustained wave of applause and loud hoots and cheers from his colleagues on both sides of the aisle.

“Wow. You have no idea how great this feels to be back here at work in the people’s house,” an emotional Scalise told his fellow lawmakers as they gave him a prolonged standing ovation.

“As you can imagine, these last three-and-a-half months have been pretty challenging times for me and my family, but if you look at the outpouring of love, of warmth, of prayer…

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Leftist Teachers Desecrate American Flag In School Library – Fox News

Is it permissible to desecrate the American flag for educational purposes? That question is at the center of a raging firestorm in suburban Chicago after a public high school allowed teachers to desecrate an American flag – in the school’s library.

It was a one-day exhibit at York High School on Sept. 26. Staff members from the English and social sciences departments placed an American flag on the floor in the school’s library as part of a project on First Amendment rights. Students were not permitted to walk-on or deface the flag.

The school gave the defiled flag to the American Legion so it could be properly retired. A spokesperson for the Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 told the Chicago Tribune neither the school board nor district administrators were notified prior to the display.

Well, I suppose we should not be surprised that a bunch of public school educators decided to desecrate Old Glory. “It was used for students to reconcile their feelings about current issues and whether their First Amendment rights are protected,” Principal Erin DeLuga wrote in a letter to parents…

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Dirtbag Aaron Rodgers Wants Fans To Join Packers’ Anti-American Demonstration – Breitbart
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Apparently no one is ever just going to show up and play football ever again. Coming on the heels of a major national survey, showing that fans do not approve of NFL players orchestrating anthem demonstrations. The Packers’ Aaron Rodgers has, you guessed it, asked fans to participate in anthem demonstrations.

Rodgers said on Tuesday, “This is about equality. This is about unity and love and growing together as a society and starting a conversation around something that may be a little bit uncomfortable for people.

“But we’ve got to come together and talk about these things and grow as a community, as a connected group of individuals in our society, and we’re going to continue to show love and unity…

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Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Dead At 91 – Fox News

Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, died Wednesday at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, surrounded by loved ones, the magazine said in a statement. He was 91. He died of from natural causes, the statement read.

With a bon vivant philosophy, urbane sophistication and sheer marketing brilliance, Hefner was an icon for the sexual revolution of the 1960s, the man-about-town embodiment of the lifestyle he promoted with gusto and a sly wink to readers.

Asked by the New York Times in 1992 of what he was proudest, Hefner responded: “That I changed attitudes toward sex. That nice people can live together now. That I decontaminated the notion of premarital sex. That gives me great satisfaction.”

When he turned 85, he cheerfully observed, “You’re as young as the girl you feel.”

After a round of celebrity cheating by Tiger Woods and Jesse James was exposed, Hefner summed up his own attitude: “I had a lot of girlfriends, but it’s not the same as cheating…

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Women’s Football League Rebukes NFL: ‘We Don’t Get On Our Knees’ – Gateway Pundit
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The Legends Football League, formerly known as the Lingerie Football League announced that they will be standing for the national anthem because the flag and anthem are far too sacred to protest. God Bless these ladies!

TMZ reported:

The Legends Football League – made up of women playing in lingerie – have taken an official position on the national anthem, “WE STAND”!

The LFL just issued a video statement on the issue taking over the country – saying the flag, “symbolizes all the blood, sweat and tears that have been shed so that we as Americans can raise our flag across our nation.”

“The LFL salutes all those who make this the greatest the country in the world, and we stand in salute of our flag.”…

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GOP Lawmakers Set Sights On Obama Unmasking Scandal – Washington Free Beacon

Senior congressional leaders are renewing their focus on an investigation into efforts by the Obama administration to obtain highly classified intelligence information on Trump administration allies in what many allege was an effort to undermine the president and his national security team, according to conversations with multiple senior U.S officials familiar with the situation.

The recent admission by Obama administration National Security Adviser Susan Rice that she requested the unmasking of Trump associates named in highly classified intelligence community reports has placed renewed attention on an investigation into why this information was obtained and then leaked to the press.

In addition to Rice, former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power and other senior Obama officials made hundreds of similar unmasking requests in what many allege was a campaign to handicap the incoming Trump administration’s national security agenda, according to multiple sources familiar with the ongoing investigation into the matter…

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President Unveils ‘Middle Class Miracle’ Tax Plan For America – Breitbart
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President Donald Trump announced the framework of his tax plan Wednesday afternoon, boasting that it would restore the American dream for working families.

“This is the right time. Democrats and Republicans in Congress should come together to deliver this giant win for the American people and begin the middle-class miracle once again,” Trump said as the crowd applauded. “It’s also called a miracle for our great companies.”

The president traveled to Indiana for his speech, noting that under Governor Mike Pence the state made impressive economic gains as a result of lower taxes and regulations. He spoke at the Farm Bureau Building at the state fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Trump described the current tax code as a “self-inflicted economic wound,” and urged Americans to support his plan…

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Trump Preparing Executive Order To Let Americans Purchase Health Insurance Across State Lines – Washington Examiner

President Trump is preparing an executive order to allow people to purchase health insurance across state lines, a reform conservatives have long championed as a way to bring costs down and stir greater competition in the national marketplace.

The executive action gives the White House a chance to follow through on at least one promise related to healthcare reform after Senate Republicans’ second attempt to overhaul Obamacare failed this week. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul first mentioned the action during a TV appearance Wednesday morning, saying Trump was considering taking matters into his own hands.

“I think there’s going to be big news from the White House in the next week or two, something they can do on their own,” Paul told MSNBC, adding that Trump “can legalize on his own the ability of individuals to join a group or a health association across state lines and buy insurance.”

A Senate GOP source told the Washington Examiner the executive action is considered “a done deal” and likely to be announced “in the next few weeks.”…

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Governor Moonbeam Signs Bill Moving California Primary To March – KQED
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In an attempt to make California more relevant in presidential primaries, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that will move the state’s June primary to March.

The change is likely to make California among the first handful of states to weigh in on the 2020 presidential race.

“The intent of the bill was to put our voters at the front seat in choosing the next president and helping us drive a different agenda at the national level,” said Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, who carried the early-primary legislation.

In years past, presidential candidates have largely ignored deep-blue California, where it’s incredibly expensive to campaign because of the sheer size of the state and its huge population…

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Muslim IT Spy Funneling ‘Massive’ Data Off Congressional Server; Democrats Claim It’s Child’s Homework – Washington Standard

Democratic congressional aides made unauthorized access to a House server 5,400 times and funneled “massive” amounts of data off of it.

But there’s nothing to see here, Democrats told the Washington Post: They were just storing and then re-downloading homework assignments for Imran Awan’s elementary-school aged kids and family pictures.

A congressional source with direct knowledge of the incident contradicted the Post’s account, saying that now-indicted IT aide Imran Awan and his associates “were moving terabytes off-site so they could quote ‘work on the files’” and that they desperately tried to hide what was on the server when caught, providing police with what law enforcement immediately recognized as falsified evidence and an indication of criminal intent.

The Post described the amount of data improperly flowing out of the congressional network as “massive.”

One congressional source told Circa it was “terabits.”…

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Russian Troops Build Up On North Korean Border After Shock Missile Launch – Daily Star
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Dramatic pictures show a huge number of troops arriving on Kim Jong-un’s borders in a clear show of strength from the Kremlin. Soldiers can be seen patrolling the top of the infamous Zaozyonara Hill – historically used as a meeting point between Russia, China and the rogue nation.

And chillingly, Putin’s men can see directly into the tubby tyrant’s territory from the vantage point. The move comes amid fears Russia could wade into the ongoing nuclear crisis in the region – further heightened after an unexpected missile test yesterday.

Pyongyang is yet to respond to Moscow’s apparent change of stance. The Kremlin has outwardly called for calm as Donald Trump wages his war of words on the hermit kingdom…

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Maine Governor Tells Sheriffs They’ll Be Fired For Defying U.S. Immigration Officials – CNS

On Tuesday, Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage warned his state’s sheriffs that he’ll fire anyone who defies his order to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement officials.

In a letter to Maine’s sheriffs, LePage explicitly threatened to remove any sheriff who refuses to comply with Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) requests to extend the detention of arrested individuals suspected of violating federal immigration law.

The governor’s letter was prompted by rouge sheriffs who have said they won’t comply with ICE requests, The Daily Caller reports:

The letter, which references LePage’s authority to dismiss Sheriffs who defy his orders, appears to be directed at Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce. Joyce informed ICE in a Sept. 14 letter that he would not comply with requests to detain arrested individuals beyond their scheduled release date, absent a warrant.

“We have a couple sheriffs who say they’re not going to be working with ICE,” LePage told [Radio Host Laura] Ingraham…

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Rep. Mo Brooks Urges End To Federal Funding For Pro Sports Teams That Disrespect American Flag And National Anthem – WHNT
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Congressman Mo Brooks is urging President Trump to end federal funding for professional sports teams that disrespect the American flag or the National Anthem.

In a letter, Congressman Brooks writes, “Federal law about the American flag and national anthem is clear.” Quoting federal statutes, Brooks writes, “The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing.” Quoting yet another federal statutes, Brooks writes, “During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over their heart.”

Brooks asks President Trump to withhold all federal taxpayer dollars that directly or indirectly support any professional sports team or league that refuses to display proper decorum for America’s flag or national anthem…

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One Million Christians To Pray Rosary On Poland’s Border Commemorating Historical Defeat Of Islam – Breitbart

Poland’s bishops have urged the nation’s Catholics to join a massive rosary prayer crusade along the country’s 2,000-mile border to pray for the salvation of their country.

Organizers say they expect up to a million people to participate in the “Rosary on the Borders” event on October 7, the anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto, where “the Christian fleet overcame the Muslim armada, saving Europe from Islamization.”

The Catholic Feast of the Holy Rosary was established by Pope Pius V in 1571 as “Our Lady of Victory” after the so-called Holy League won a landmark victory over the Ottoman Turks at the Battle of Lepanto.

On October 7th, 1571, a fleet of ships assembled by a coalition of Christian nations fought an intense battle against the forces of the invading Ottoman Empire. The unexpected victory of the so-called “Holy League” radically curbed efforts by the Ottoman Turks to control the Mediterranean, “causing a seismic shift in international relations from East to West.”…

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JPMorgan Ordered To Pay Over $4B To Widow And Family – Zero Hedge
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A Dallas jury ordered JPMorgan Chase to pay more than $4 billion in damages for mishandling the estate of a former American Airlines executive.

Jo Hopper and two stepchildren won a probate court verdict over claims that JPMorgan mismanaged the administration of the estate of Max Hopper, who was described as an airline technology innovator by the family’s law firm.

The bank, which was hired by the family in 2010 to independently administer the estate of Hopper, was found in breach of its fiduciary duties and contract. In total, JP Morgan Chase was ordered to pay at least $4 billion in punitive damages, approximately $4.7 million in actual damages, and $5 million in attorney fees…

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DirecTV Offering Angry ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’ Customers Refunds – Zero Hedge

In the first reported case of corporate blowback involving the ongoing Trump vs NFL feud, the WSJ reports that DirecTV is letting some angry customers cancel subscriptions to its Sunday Ticket package of NFL games and obtain refunds “if they cite players’ national anthem protests as the reason”, according to customer service representatives.

While DirecTV’s regular Sunday Ticket policy doesn’t allow refunds once the season is under way, the representatives said they are making exceptions this season, which began in September, in response to the player’s growing protests, either kneeling or linking arms during the national anthem.

DirecTV service representatives contacted by The Wall Street Journal had different understandings of the policy. One said refunds to those concerned about the anthem protests were only offered to subscribers with certain offers or plans. One representative said full refunds were available for those who complained about anthem protests…

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Roy Moore Defeats Luther Strange In Alabama Special Election – Washington Examiner
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Roy Moore defeated Sen. Luther Strange on Tuesday in a closely watched special election for an Alabama Senate seat, as frustrated Republican voters rebuked their party’s leadership in Congress for failing to repeal Obamacare and deliver other marquee promises.

Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, removed twice for ignoring federal court orders, won despite President Trump’s endorsement of Strange. Angry Republicans in this low-turnout election sided with the candidate they perceived as the political outsider, versus the appointed incumbent who was defined by the support he received from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

The votes were tallied just as McConnell pulled the plug, yet again, on Senate legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act…

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Saudi Arabia To Lift Ban On Women Driving – Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive cars, ending its status as the only country in the world to ban half the population from getting behind the wheel.

It’s the most dramatic move so far in the government’s bid to open up Saudi society, a counterpart to an ambitious program to modernize the economy that may soon see the oil-rich kingdom holding the world’s biggest IPO.

Women will be entitled to driving licenses starting in June next year, the official Saudi Press Agency reported, citing a royal decree. Committees from various ministries have been set up to examine implementation, and they’ll report within 30 days, the SPA said.

Saudi Arabia adheres to an austere version of Islam, and its curbs on women – as well as religious minorities – are a regular target for human rights activists. As well as being barred from the roads, Saudi women need the permission of a male guardian to marry or travel abroad…

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Useless, RINO-Controlled Senate Won’t Vote On Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill – Daily Caller
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is no longer expected to bring the Graham-Cassidy health care bill to the floor due to a lack of support. The legislation – recently introduced by Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Dean Heller of Nevada – was their final chance to use the Fiscal Year 2017 budget as a reconciliation tool to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Graham and Cassidy requested a vote on their measure not be held due to its narrow path to passage, Axios reports. McConnell announced last week he planned to bring the bill to the floor ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline, but after three members of his conference – Sens. Rand Paul, John McCain and Susan Collins – came out against the measure, leadership fell short of the 50-vote threshold needed to send the bill to the lower chamber…

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Twitter To Expand Character Limit From 140 To 280 – Zero Hedge

And just like that, Twitter became a mini blog, as its 140-character limit died today after a long battle with Facebook.

Twitter is expanding its character limit on text posts to 280 characters from 140, starting with a subset of users, according to a post on the company’s blog. The company is describing the move as a test, but the writing is on the wall for this succinct art form. The company’s 140-character limit is survived by brands, publishers and personalities, who will miss its insistence on wit and getting to the point.

The move will likely also result in countless power users departing as the last thing they want is another Facebook-lite.

Commenting on the revolutionary shift, TWTR CEO Jack Dorsey said “this is a small change, but a big move for us. 140 was an arbitrary choice based on the 160 character SMS limit. Proud of how thoughtful the team has been in solving a real problem people have when trying to tweet. And at the same time maintaining our brevity, speed, and essence!”…

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RINO Senator Corker Announces He Won’t Be Seeking Re-Election In 2018 – Breitbart
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Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) Announced on Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in 2018.

The statement read as follows:

After much thought, consideration and family discussion over the past year, Elizabeth and I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires at the end of 2018.

When I ran for the Senate in 2006, I told people that I couldn’t imagine serving for more than two terms. Understandably, as we have gained influence, that decision has become more difficult. But I have always been drawn to the citizen legislator model, and while I realize it is not for everyone, I believe with the kind of service I provide, it is the right one for me.

I also believe the most important public service I have to offer our country could well occur over the next 15 months…

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