Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Monday (11/20/17)


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The Hotel From Leftist Hell – Daniel Greenfield

The world’s first leftist anti-Trump hotel is here. You won’t be surprised to learn that it’s opening in Washington D.C. (with additional locations in Seattle, Hong Kong and San Francisco.)

And you’ll be even less surprised to hear that it’s a luxury hotel with organic mattresses and crystal healing. Instead of a Bible, there’ll be a United Nations pamphlet. The minibar will have an activist toolkit. Staffers will be hired for their commitment to leftist social justice. (That’s technically discrimination, but it’s not as if leftists live by the laws that they impose on the rest of us.)

The Eaton Workshop is for a “global tribe of innovators, progressive thinkers and creatives”, “thought leaders”, “provocative minds” and “kindred spirits”. There will be “dialogue and debate”, but no one to debate with because the hotel is only for leftists “who are thinking outside the box”.

But not so far outside the box that they might question leftist dogma or use Airbnb. The People’s Republic of Eatonistan will cater to “a diversity of fields and backgrounds as well as gender and ethnicity” as long as they can afford to stay at a luxury hotel…

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Charles Manson Finally Drops Dead – Variety
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Charles Manson, the notorious leader of the Manson Family cult that murdered actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, died Sunday in a Bakersfield, Calif., hospital. He was 83.

The California Department of Corrections released a statement reading, “Inmate Charles Manson, 83, died of natural causes at 8:13 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at a Kern County hospital.”

Manson returned to the hospital in mid-November after being hospitalized in January. He was transferred out of Corcoran State Prison, where he had been serving nine life sentences. He had been denied parole 12 times.

The shocking murders brought the carefree hippie era of the late 1960s to a dark end, with Manson and his followers becoming infamous cultural figures…

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Calls Grow For Arrest Of Gloria Allred Over Forged Document – Gateway Pundit

Following The Gateway Pundit’s viral story on Judge Roy Moore’s alleged signature inside accuser Beverly Young Nelson’s yearbook, more evidence suggested it was a forgery. On Monday, CNN published photos of the signature showing two different inks.

The signature says “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House.” Strangely, “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy,” is written in black ink, while “Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House,” is in blue ink.

And then there’s this:

Judge Roy Moore was not the DA in 1978. He would not have signed a signature with DA after it. Moore insists this is not his signature. The Moore campaign is demanding Gloria Allred turn over the fraudulent signature in the yearbook for analysis.

Now there are calls for the arrest of far left Attorney Gloria Allred…

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UCLA Fires Football Coach Jim Mora After Loss To USC – USA Today
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UCLA announced Sunday afternoon that it has fired football coach Jim Mora. Mora was one game away from finishing his sixth season with the Bruins, who fell to 5-6 on the season with a 28-23 loss to USC on Saturday.

“Making a coaching change is never easy, but it’s an especially difficult decision when you know that a coach has given his all to our University,” UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement announcing the move.

“Jim helped reestablish our football program, and was instrumental in so many ways in moving the program forward. While his first four seasons at UCLA were very successful, the past two seasons have not met expectations. We thank Jim and his family for his service to our school and his unquestionable commitment to our student-athletes.”…

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Weinstein Watershed: Here’s A List Of The 42 Men Accused Of Sexual Misconduct (So Far) – Zero Hedge

Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, there has been a watershed as multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond face allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to rape.

As The Associated press reports, the #MeToo moment is also prompting re-examination of past sexual misconduct claims against powerful men, including Democratic former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s.

He was impeached and then acquitted of perjury and obstruction of lawmakers’ investigation into his sexual encounters with a White House intern, and he settled a sexual harassment lawsuit stemming from his time as Arkansas governor.

Entertainment:

* Producer Harvey Weinstein – Accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment or sexual assaults, including rape. Fired by The Weinstein Co. and expelled from various professional guilds…

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The Argentina Navy Has Lost Contact With A Submarine Carrying 44 Crew Members – Circa
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Argentina’s Navy said it has lost contact with a submarine carrying 44 crew members off the country’s southern coast and has mounted an extensive search, according to the Associated Press. The Navy said that ships and aircraft were searching near the last known location of the ARA San Juan, a German-built diesel-electric vessel, which had not been heard from since Nov 15.

The Navy said it was scanning all possible radio transmission frequencies for a sign of the San Juan. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told The Associated Press that it is possible that the submarine had an electrical issue and said it could not yet be termed lost.

“The last position (registered) was two days ago. Without wanting to be alarmist or overdramatic, the facts are that there no form of communications could be established between the vessel and its command, even with the alternative methods that the submarine has,” Balbi said…

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Almost 300 MS-13 Gang Members Arrested In Nationwide Bust – Washington Free Beacon

Nearly 300 members and associates of the infamous transnational drug gang MS-13 have been arrested in an interdepartmental collaboration called Operation: Raging Bull, leadership of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency announced Thursday.

Led by ICE Homeland Security Investigations’ (HSI) National Gang Unit, the operation was a multi-phase, multi-month project of numerous federal law enforcement agencies, including ICE, U.S. Customs and Immigration Service, the U.S. Border Patrol, and the Department of Justice. The operation led to a total of 267 arrests of MS-13 members and associates.

In September, ICE announced initial arrests of 53 MS-13 gang members in El Salvador, the product of 18 months of investigation. On Thursday, the results of an additional month of investigation were further revealed.

Over that second phase, between October and November of 2017, 214 members of MS-13 were arrested. 93 of those were arrested on federal or state criminal charges, while the other 121 face immigration violation charges…

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FBI Informant In Clinton Uranium One Bribery Case Has Video Of Briefcases Full Of Money – Gateway Pundit
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The Jeff Sessions DOJ leaked the name of the FBI informant in the Clinton Uranium One bribery case.

The Sessions DOJ told Reuters the man’s name is William D. Campbell and he worked as a lobbyist for a Russian firm. According to reporter John Solomon the informant is a consultant and his evidence will show Russian agents with suitcases of cash to bribe the Clintons for US uranium.

Investigative reporter John Solomon told Sean Hannity on Thursday the consultant has video of briefcases full of money in the bribery of case on Hillary Clinton. Solomon says the Reuters report today downplaying the informant is completely inaccurate.

The informant says he is in fear for his life since he was outed by the Sessions DOJ. Campbell will reportedly testify on Monday…

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Navy Apologizes After Pilot Uses Plane To Draw A Sky Penis – Daily Caller

The Navy apologized after one of its pilots used his plane to draw the image of a penis in the skies above Washington on Thursday.

Residents of Okanogan County, Wash., noticed the phallic image the artistic pilot emblazoned across the skies with his contrails and complained to local CBS affiliate KREM.

Naval officials admitted that one of its pilots had performed the stunt and promised to hold the air crew accountable.

“The Navy holds its aircrew to the highest standards and we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable,” the Navy said in a statement to KREM.

The pilot’s action did not pose a safety risk, and barring dangerous activity, there is no regulation against salacious sky art, the Federal Aviation Administration told KREM.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is located in Puget Sound and supports both fixed and rotary aircraft…

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Saudi King Salman To Step Down, Hand Over Crown To 32-Year-Old Son – Daily Mail
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The King of Saudi Arabia plans to step down and announce his son as his successor next week, a source close to the country’s royal family has exclusively told DailyMail.com.

The move is seen as the final step in 32-year-old Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s power grab, which began earlier this month with the arrests of more than 40 princes and government ministers in a corruption probe.

The source said King Salman will continue only as a ceremonial figurehead, handing over official leadership of the country to his son – often referred to as MBS.

‘Unless something dramatic happens, King Salman will announce the appointment of MBS as King of Saudi Arabia next week,’ said the source…

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Saudi Arabia Offers Arrested Royals A Deal: Your Freedom For Lots Of Cash – Zero Hedge

Saudi Arabia just introduced a 70% wealth tax. It did so in a most original way.

As we noted shortly after the Crown Prince’s purge of potential rivals within Saudi Arabia’s sprawling ruling family, while the dozens of arrests were made under the pretext of an “anti-corruption crackdown”, Mohammed bin Salman’s ulterior motive was something else entirely: Replenishing the Kingdom’s depleted foreign reserves, which have been hammered for the past three years by low oil prices, with some estimating that the current purge could potentially bring in up to $800 billion in proceeds.

Furthermore, the geopolitical turmoil unleashed by the unprecedented crackdown helped push oil prices higher, creating an ancillary benefit for both the kingdom’s rulers and the upcoming IPO of Aramco.

And, in the latest confirmation that the crackdown was all about cash, the Financial Times reports today that the Saudi government has offered the new occupants of the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton a way out…

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Judicial Watch Discovers New Classified Clinton Emails Showing More Pay-To-Play – Gateway Pundit
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Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch discovered new classified emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton showing more pay-to-play.

Judicial Watch reports:

On January 6, 2012, Clinton can be seen “expediting” a citizenship request so the requestor can get a government job in policy or law enforcement:

I am told by Citizenship and Immigration (CIS) caseworkers that it may be at least another 8 months before they get to me, making the total time more than a year (they advertise 6 months total turnaround time). Would you consider helping me by reaching out to DHS Secretary Napolitano or CIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas who reports to her on my behalf?…

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House Passes Sweeping Tax Bill In Huge Victory For GOP – The Hill

The House on Thursday passed legislation to overhaul the tax code, moving Republicans one step closer to achieving the top item on their legislative agenda.

The measure was approved by a vote of 227-205. No Democrats voted for the bill, while 13 Republicans broke ranks to oppose it.

“Passing this bill is the single biggest thing we can do to grow the economy, to restore opportunity and help these middle-income families who are struggling,” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said ahead of the vote.

Once the bill reached the magic number for passage, Republicans in the chamber erupted into applause.

Democrats mockingly joined in, with some singing “na na na na, hey hey, goodbye,” like they did when the chamber passed an ObamaCare repeal bill earlier this year.

Besides Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), who had concerns about the bill’s impact on the debt, all of the GOP no votes came from the states of New York, New Jersey and California…

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Journalist Leeann Tweeden Accuses Democrat Senator Al Franken Of Fondling, Kissing Her Without Consent – Breitbart
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Leeann Tweeden, a journalist who anchors the morning news at TalkRadio 790 KABC in Los Angeles, California, is accusing Senator Al Franken (D-MN) of fondling her while asleep and shoving his tongue down her throat without her consent.

At the time, December of 2006, Tweeden had a boyfriend (who is now her husband) and was on a two week USO Tour with the then-55-year-old Franken and others. Included in her article is a photograph that clearly shows the Democrat Senator grabbing her breasts while she is asleep.

According to Tweeden, the unwanted kiss occurred during rehearsal for a USO skit. She believes Franken (who was married) intentionally wrote a skit for the two of them so he would have an excuse to kiss her, something she did not want to do….

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Mistrial Declared In Trial Of Democrat Senator Bob Menendez After Jury Deadlocks – USA Today

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial ended Thursday with a jury deadlocked on all 18 counts against the New Jersey Democrat and his co-defendant, raising questions about the strength of the government’s case but failing to lift the legal cloud that has hung over the senator for more than two years.

U.S. District Court Judge William H. Walls declared a mistrial after jurors were not able to reach a unanimous verdict during more than 15 hours of deliberations. Federal prosecutors have not indicated whether they will retry Menendez and co-defendant Salomon Melgen, both 63, on charges that include bribery, fraud and conspiracy.

The most serious of the charges carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

A wave of relief swept over one half of the Newark courtroom when the judge’s decision became apparent around 1 p.m. Menendez wrapped his two adult children in an emotional embrace while his other supporters and those of Melgen teared up as they exchanged congratulatory hugs…

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Brussels Youths Take Time Out From Watching Unlawful Filming Of Rap Video To Attack Cops With Rocks And Knives – Straits Times
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Rioters clashed with police in Brussels on Wednesday after a rapper tried to illegally shoot a video, officials said, days after football fans went on the rampage in the Belgian capital. Hundreds of youths damaged a vehicle and shut down a major metro station, while several arrests were made at the incident outside the city’s main opera house, police said.

It was the city’s second eruption of violence in four days following clashes that injured 22 police officers and destroyed shops and vehicles after the qualification of the Moroccan national football team for the next World Cup.

In the latest incident, several hundred fans of a rapper called Vargasss 92 turned on police when they stopped him trying to film a video, said police spokesman Olivier Slosse…

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Congress, Trump Administration Push Cutting Off Aid To Palestinians, Iranian-Tied Terrorists – Washington Free Beacon

Congressional leaders advanced several key pieces of legislation on Wednesday that would cut off U.S. taxpayer aid to the Palestinians and crackdown on Iran’s financial support for the terror group Hamas, legislative efforts that are being helped along by the Trump administration.

The House Foreign Affairs Committee, in a bipartisan vote, approved three pieces of legislation that will cut off U.S. aid to the Palestinian government and help prevent American businesses from doing business with Hamas and other Iranian-tied terror groups.

One of the bills, the Taylor Force Act, which would slash U.S. aid to the Palestinians until they stop using the money to pay salaries to imprisoned terrorists and their families, received support from the White House, which is said to have played a central role in ensuring the proposed legislation garnered bipartisan support.

The new bills are said to be part of a larger effort by congressional leaders to shutdown longstanding U.S. aid programs that have supported terrorist fighters and organizations across the Middle East…

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The Big List Of 149 Trump Accomplishments – WorldNetDaily
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With mainstream media and establishment politicians stacked against him from the moment he announced his run for the presidency, Donald J. Trump has been in an ongoing pitched battle to communicate his plans – and his eventual successes – to Americans.

Through public rallies and social media, he has managed to bypass the traditional information gatekeepers and has spoken directly to the people.

Yet, Americans are subjected to a relentless drumbeat from the Democratic Party, amplified by virtually the entire establishment press, that Trump is not only undisciplined, unfit for office and possibly racist, but that embarrassingly little has been accomplished by the Trump administration…

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Feds Finally Investigating Planned Parenthood For Selling Baby Parts For Profit – Investment Watch

Is Planned Parenthood finally going to be held accountable for their crimes against humanity? Pro-life activists all over the nation are absolutely thrilled by reports about a potential FBI investigation of Planned Parenthood.

For the past several years, undercover video after undercover video has exposed what is going on deep inside Planned Parenthood clinics, but federal law enforcement authorities never took any action.

Of course we probably should not have expected any justice during the Obama years, but many were hoping that things would change under Trump, and that now appears to be happening.

For years, those of us in the pro-life community have been complaining that nobody from Planned Parenthood ever seems to get into trouble for anything even though they are committing some of the most heinous crimes imaginable…

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Pastor Calls Republicans “Sissies” For Turning On Judge Roy Moore, Says Sexual Allegations May Be “Satanically Motivated” – WALA
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A local pastor who supports Roy Moore is lashing out at the Republican Party tonight. The pastor is upset because some of Moore’s fellow Republicans are calling for him to drop out of the Senate race.

Dr. David Gonnella is the pastor of Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Theodore. He is one of the pastors who supports Moore after the sexual misconduct allegations surfaced. Dr. Gonnella believes Moore is innocent until proven guilty and until he sees evidence, he believes its all a ploy to derail Moore’s campaign.

After Kayla Moore released a list of pastors who she says are standing with her husband Roy Moore, even after the accusations, some pastors say they’ve withdrawn their support since the allegations came to light, but one local pastor says he’s proud to be on that list…

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Violent Psychopath Accused Of Murder Escapes Mental Hospital, Flies To California – USA Today

Police and federal agents scoured Northern California on Wednesday for a “violent psychopath” accused of murder who escaped a Hawaiian psychiatric hospital this week.

Randall Saito, 59, was acquitted of a gruesome 1979 murder by reason of insanity and committed to Hawaii State Hospital. Police said he escaped from the facility Sunday morning, hopped on a charter plane to Maui and then boarded a Hawaii Airlines flight to San Jose, Calif.

Honolulu police said Saito is considered extremely dangerous and should not be approached.

The FBI and U.S. Marshals Service have reviewed security footage from San Jose International Airport in connection with the manhunt, said Jon Vaden, an airport spokesman. He said police have not advised him of any threats at the facility.

Saito was committed to the hospital outside Honolulu in 1981, two years after he was acquitted in the killing of Sandra Yamashiro. Saito randomly chose the victim, shot her in the face and fatally stabbed her, authorities said. Her body was later found in her car at the mall…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Monday (10/30/17)


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Jerry Jones Is Trying To Take Out Roger Goodell – New York Post

Jerry Jones sees a prone Roger Goodell, and he’s pouncing. The influential Cowboys owner was a leader of a 17-owner conference call Thursday discussing whether they could halt a pending contract extension for the commissioner, according to an ESPN report Sunday.

Jones tried holding up the talks last month, according to Sports Business Daily, after Goodell slammed Ezekiel Elliott with a six-game suspension (a war that is now being waged in court).

Amid another controversy this month – the national anthem saga has necessitated multiple owners-players meetings, as Goodell won’t mandate the players stand and Jones is threatening Cowboys onto their feet – Jones appears to be relaunching an attempt at dethroning the commissioner.

According to the report, the owners are unhappy with Goodell for a few reasons beyond the anthem, including how the NFL handled the relocation of teams to Los Angeles and (still) the league’s bungling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case…

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Britain Furious As ISIS Threatens To Kill 4-Year-Old Prince George At School – Daily Express
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ISIS has threatened to kill Prince George on a social media platform labelled by cyber-security experts as a “breeding ground” for terrorists.

Using the encrypted instant messaging app Telegram the terrorists said: “Even the royal family will not be left alone.”

The brain-washed ISIS followers chilling added a picture of Prince George next to his school, Thomas’s Battersea, in south London, according to the Daily Star Sunday.

There was a national outcry on social media as the news broke of the sick plot. Britons took to twitter to declare their outrage.

One wrote: “There are threats to kill Prince George?! Wtf he’s just a child!!! What is wrong with some people?!”…

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Angry Puerto Ricans Attack Whitefish Energy Workers; Canceling Contract Will Delay Power 2 To 3 Months – Gateway Pundit

Congratulations liberals. You’ve just screwed Puerto Rico out of getting electricity restored for another two or three months and you’re endangering power workers who are now having rocks and bottles thrown at them by Puerto Ricans angered at press reports about the Whitefish Energy contract even though the contracting authority said Whitefish was doing “excellent” work.

NBC News buried the lede in their report on the government of Puerto Rico cancelling the $300 million contract with the small Montana firm Whitefish Energy to restore power to Puerto Rico after the entire island lost power after two powerful back to back Hurricanes, Irma and Maria, hit in September destroying the poorly maintained electric grid.

PREPA (Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority) CEO Ricardo Ramos said during a news conference Sunday afternoon that he accepted the governor’s recommendation and would be writing a letter to the board of directors “asking for a resolution that will allow me to cancel the contract,” adding that the contract was not officially canceled as of yet…

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Paul Manafort And Business Associate Rick Gates Charged In Mueller Witch Hunt, Told To Surrender – Gateway Pundit
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Former Trump Campaign manager of three months Paul Manafort was charged today in the Robert Mueller witch hunt of the Donald Trump campaign. Rick Gates, his longtime business associate, was also charged according to news reports.

Manafort was Donald Trump’s campaign manager for three months in 2016.

The New York Times reported:

Paul Manafort and his former business associate Rick Gates were told to surrender to federal authorities Monday morning, the first charges in a special counsel investigation, according to a person involved in the case. The charges against Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Mr. Gates, a business associate of Mr. Manafort, were not immediately clear…

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Local Police And Feds Impose Information Blackout In Las Vegas Shooting – Washington Standard

There already was a blackout on the worst mass murder in modern American history. 58 dead, hundreds wounded, the savagery of the Vegas attack is unspeakable, and still the incompetent, clueless authorities know nothing. That’s the information they seek to blackout. This botched investigation is a stunning indictment of the FBI.

This is not the Soviet Union, this is not Iran or Riyadh – this is America. Where is the outrage?

And while the bumbling FBI has dismissed out of hand jihad as a motive, here is what we know:

* ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Vegas slaughter.
* ISIS does not claim credit for events that are not theirs.
* They have double and tripled down on their claim. They have said that Stephen Paddock had converted to Islam six months ago, and they revealed his Islamic name as Abu Abd Abdulbar al Ameriki.
* Paddock made multiple trips to the Middle East. The FBI has not spoken of his itinerary or who he met with…

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Family Of Marine Who Died At Wisconsin VA Hospital Reaches $2.3M Settlement – Fox News
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The government has reached a $2.3 million settlement with survivors of a Marine veteran who died of a drug overdose at the troubled Wisconsin Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Court papers filed Friday say about $1.65 million would go upfront to the widow and daughter of Jason Simcakoski, of Stevens Point, Wis., who was 35 when he died in 2014 at the Tomah VA facility. Another $659,000 would go into annuities for Simcakoski’s widow, Heather, and their daughter, Anaya. The rest would go to attorney fees and expenses.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported Saturday that a federal judge will hold a hearing Wednesday on whether to approve the settlement. Simcakoski’s death led to the firing of the Tomah VA’s chief of staff, Dr. David Houlihan, who agreed this past January to surrender his medical license permanently…

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Finally, A Definitive Timeline Showing When Clinton, DNC Started The Russian Dossier – Daily Caller

There has been much confusion in the media – and thereby, the public – about who funded the infamous Trump dossier. Some outlets have incorrectly reported that Republicans began financing the dossier before the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee took over last Spring.

But that is incorrect. Democrats are solely responsible for the dossier, which was passed around by their research firm, Fusion GPS, to Beltway reporters and select lawmakers during the heat of the presidential campaign.

Here is the definitive timeline of how it all transpired.

Oct. 2015: It was reported late Friday that the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website funded by GOP mega-donor Paul Singer, hired Fusion GPS to investigate Trump. Free Beacon’s editor said Friday that the research was standard opposition research and that it was not tied to the dossier work that would follow several months later. It is not clear what, if anything, Singer knew about Free Beacon’s hiring of Fusion. The hedge fund manager was Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s biggest backer…

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Kevin Spacey Comes Out As Gay After Being Accused Of Making Sexual Advance On 14-Year-Old Boy – Breitbart
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Actor Kevin Spacey came out as gay and claimed he had no memory of a decades-old incident in which he allegedly made a sexual advance on a 14-year-old actor in an apology statement posted to his Twitter account Sunday night.

In an interview with BuzzFeed News Sunday, Star Trek: Discovery and Broadway star Rapp – now 46 – claimed that Spacey made an unwanted sexual advance advance on him in 1986, when both actors were performing on different Broadway shows.

Rapp alleged that Spacey, then 26, invited him to his apartment for a party. When the party had concluded and the other guests had left, Rapp claimed Spacey carried him on to his bed and climbed on top of him…

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House Passes Bill Targeting Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program – CNS

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed with overwhelming support bipartisan sanctions legislation targeting Iran’s ballistic missiles, which has provided Tehran with sophisticated S-300 surface-to-air missiles. The bill includes provisions that could ensnare Russia.

The Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act (H.R. 1698) also, for the first time, mandates restrictions on entry into the U.S. of those found to be supplying or financing the missile program.

It passed in the House by a vote of 423 to 2, with only Republican libertarian Reps. Thomas Massie of Kentucky and John Duncan of Tennessee opposing. The latest congressional swipe at Iran came on the heels of Wednesday’s passage of three bills targeting Hezbollah, Iran’s Shi’ite proxy in Lebanon.

“These sanctions will squeeze Iranian and foreign companies, banks and individuals that support the Iranian regime’s illicit weapons programs,” said House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), the bill’s chief sponsor…

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Calls For Mueller To Resign Reaching Fever Pitch – Truthfeed
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Robert Mueller, the “Special Counsel” appointed by the Deep State to head up the witch-hunt investigation into the phony allegations of President Trump’s “collusion” with Russia, is facing even more calls to resign.

Earlier, the Wall Street Journal publicly stated that Mueller should resign, in light of the FBI’s humiliating role in the now-infamous Fusion GPS “Russian dossier” that has been proven to be a complete lie, as well as their involvement in the Uranium One scandal.

Now, several Republican politicians are beginning to step up and demand Mueller resign as well, citing his and the FBI’s questionable motives in handling the Fusion GPS dossier and the Uranium One scandal…

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Tennessee Towns Brace For ‘White Lives Matter’ Rallies – USA Today

Two Middle Tennessee communities, fearful of a repeat of this summer’s violent clashes in Charlottesville, were bracing for possible confrontations Saturday between white nationalist groups and counter demonstrators at a pair of White Lives Matter rallies.

In Murfreesboro, wary business leaders boarded up windows downtown while residents turned out for a prayer vigil Friday night only two blocks from the rally site.

Organizers of the White Lives Matter rallies have said they aimed at protesting refugee resettlement and immigration to Middle Tennessee, specifically noting the presence of Somali and Sudanese people in the region.

The first rally was scheduled in Shelbyville, Tenn., at mid-morning. About 40 minutes before the protest was set to begin, more than 50 counter-protesters were waiting to get through a security checkpoint.

Vegas Longlois came from Birmingham with other members of the Democratic Socialists of America…

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FBI Informant’s Lawyer Says Obama Regime Threatened Her Client’s Liberty And Career – Daily Caller
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A former FBI informant who blew the whistle on a high-profile bribery case involving a Russian energy company was intimidated by Obama administration lawyers into dropping a civil suit against the government last year, his attorney says.

Victoria Toensing, the lawyer for the informant, told The Daily Caller’s Vince Coglianese that Obama Justice Department lawyers told her client that “his reputation and liberty [was] in jeopardy” if he did not drop a lawsuit against the government.

On Wednesday, the Trump Justice Department released the informant from a confidentiality agreement, clearing the way for him to testify before several congressional committees about his undercover work at Uranium One, a Canada-based energy company that has ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton and their family foundation…

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Catalonia’s Parliament Declares Independence From Spain – Financial Times

Catalonia’s parliament has voted in favour of independence from Spain even as the Spanish authorities prepared to take direct control of the wealthy north-eastern region.

Deputies in the regional assembly backed the motion for secession by 70 to 10 in a momentous decision that escalates the biggest political crisis since Spain’s return to democracy in the 1970s.

The motion read: “We shall constitute the Catalan Republic as an independent, and sovereign, democratic and social state of law.”

The result was greeted with jubilation by pro-independence supporters who had gathered outside the parliament in Barcelona under the slogan “Let’s make the Republic”, hoping to put pressure on the parliament to act.

Oriol Junqueras, Catalan vice-president and leader of the left-wing pro-independence ERC party, tweeted: “Yes. We have won freedom to build a new country.”…

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Pelosi Face Spasms Mar Speech; Utters Gibberish, Confuses ‘Trillions; And ‘Billions’ – American Mirror
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What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? During her weekly press conference on Thursday, the House Minority Leader was seen stumbling over words, uttering gibberish, staring blankly at reporters, and on at least two occasions, suffering from face spasms.

“What an event-filled morning has been,” Pelosi began, botching her opening line. It went downhill from there.

“Really one that, uh, marks a transf-for-” she said, before staring at reporters barely 10 seconds into the appearance, and finally saying, “transformative moment…”

Moments later, she confused “trillions” and “billions.”

“When President Bush let office the deficit was 1.4 trillion,” she said as she suffered an apparent facial spasm, “uh, trillion dollars…

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Brexit Boom: Manufacturing Jobs Rise 24 Percent, Growth Accelerates – Breitbart

CV-Library research indicates that British manufacturing has seen a 24 per cent increase in advertised vacancies over the last 12 months.

“It’s great to see that employers in the manufacturing sector are remaining positive,” said the independent job board’s founder and managing director, Lee Biggins, according to a Manufacturing Management report.

“This is particularly good news for active job hunters and anyone who may be looking for their next role. If you’re starting to get itchy feet and feel like it could be time to make your next career move, there are an abundance of great opportunities in this industry right now.”

CV-Library notes that creation of new positions did not slow as the year progressed, growing by 7.4 per cent quarter on quarter.

“It’s clear from the data that businesses in the manufacturing industry are continuing to invest in their workforce, and are showing no signs of slowing down…

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Democrat Senate Candidate From Alabama Pushed Felon Voting ‘Rights’ Scheme Funded By George Soros – Breitbart
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Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate for December’s Senate special election in Alabama, took a leading role in an effort by a far-left legal group massively funded by billionaire George Soros to grant full voting rights nationwide to felons released from prison, including those convicted of murder, rape, and other violent crimes.

Besides his direct role advocating for the votes-for-criminals scheme, Jones is also listed by the Soros-funded organization as a “supporter” of the voting drive for felons alongside a grouping of radical Soros-financed organizations. Jones is himself tied to some of those other Soros-funded groups.

In December 2011, Jones was one of fifteen signatories on a letter sent to Congress…

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House Narrowly Passes Budget In Critical Step For Republicans’ Tax Plan – MarketWatch

The House of Representatives passed a budget blueprint on Thursday that’s key to Republicans’ tax-cutting goals, approving the measure even as some GOP lawmakers rebelled.

The House’s vote paves the way for the Senate to later pass a tax-cut package with a simple majority, instead of 60 votes. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans campaigned on major tax reform, and Thursday’s vote moves them a step closer.

But many issues remain to be ironed out, with lawmakers and the White House having released only a tax-reform framework. Critical decisions remain on, for example, the tax treatment of 401(k) plans. Trump has said there will be “no change” for the plans, but House Speaker Paul Ryan didn’t rule out it out when pressed by reporters following the vote.

House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said he plans to introduce a bill on Nov. 1, and his panel will begin considering it on Nov. 6…

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Trump Finally Picks Replacement For Corrupt IRS Chief Koskinen – Daily Caller
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President Trump made it official on Thursday that embattled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will be out of a job next month. Trump tapped David Kautter, the Treasury Department’s assistant secretary for tax policy, to serve as interim IRS commissioner, beginning Nov. 13.

Koskinen’s term ends on Nov. 12. He was eligible for reappointment, but Koskinen is fiercely opposed by congressional Republicans. Members of the House Freedom Caucus attempted but failed to impeach Koskinen last year, largely over his handling of the scandal involving former IRS official Lois Lerner.

Prior to Koskinen’s tenure, Lerner was accused targeting conservative groups who applied for non-profit status…

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DOJ Clears FBI Informant To Testify In Clinton-Russia Bribery Case – Zero Hedge

The FBI informant who helped the Justice Department secure a conviction against the top official from the US subsidiary of Rosatom, the Russian atomic energy agency, but was blocked by the Obama Justice Department from testifying about Russian efforts to bribe and extort their way into possession of North American uranium assets – a process which was cleared by both Hillary Clinton’s State Department and Robert Mueller’s FBI – has as of moments ago been cleared to testify, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday evening.

The informant, who has yet to be named – perhaps out of concerns about his or her life – is being represented by Victoria Toensing, a former Reagan Justice Department official and former chief counsel of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Toensing joined Grassley in urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Uranium One deal, which was approved in 2011 by a committee on which former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat…

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Republican Gillespie Tales 8-Point Lead In Virginia Governor’s Race – Daily Caller
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Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie has a huge lead on Democratic candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam two weeks before the election, according to a new poll.

Gillespie leads Northam by 8 points, 41 to 33 percent, among likely voters in a Hampton University Center for Public Policy poll released Wednesday.

This new poll is a positive sign for Gillespie, who President Donald Trump endorsed in early October. Vice President Mike Pence, who spoke at one of Gillespie’s campaign rallies in Abingdon, Va., also endorsed him.

Former president George W. Bush, who spoke at two of his rallies in October, endorsed him too. This is the second poll in recent months with Gillespie leading over Northam…

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Trump To Bypass U.N. And Send Aid Directly To Persecuted Christians In Middle East – Washington Times

Vice President Mike Pence announced Wednesday night that President Trump has ordered the State Department to shut off funding for “ineffective” United Nations programs to help persecuted Christians in the Middle East, saying the administration will take over those efforts directly.

“From this day forward, America will provide support directly to persecuted communities through USAID,” Mr. Pence said at the In Defense of Christians annual solidarity dinner in Washington. “We will no longer rely on the United Nations alone to assist persecuted Christians and minorities in the wake of genocide and the atrocities of terrorist groups.”

Saying Christians have been victims of a genocide at the hands of the Islamic State across the Middle East, Mr. Pence said the “sad reality” is that the U.N. spends about $1 billion per year on humanitarian aid in the region that doesn’t help Christians enough.

“While faith-based groups with proven track records and deep roots in these communities are more than willing to assist, the United Nations too often denies their funding requests,” Mr. Pence said…

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Federal Tax Loophole Let Planned Parenthood Build Clinics Financed With ‘Abortion Bonds’ – Washington Times

Federal taxpayer funding generally isn’t allowed to be spent on abortions, but Republicans say they have spotted a loophole in which tax-free municipal bonds have been used to put federal cash on the line in order to help build abortion clinics – including Planned Parenthood’s headquarters in New York.

Rep. Robert Pittenger, North Carolina Republican, will introduce legislation this week aimed at stopping what he called “abortion bonds.” He said it’s time to make the law agree with the principle that taxpayers shouldn’t be on the hook in any way for the procedure.

“We’re utilizing the federal government to facilitate the development of these abortion clinics through the involvement of the American taxpayer, and they don’t want that,” Mr. Pittenger said.

Under current law, known as the Hyde Amendment policy, taxpayer funding is supposed to be limited to abortions in extreme cases of rape, incest or danger to the mother’s life…

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GOP Leadership Blocked Investigation Into ‘Explosive’ Clinton-Uranium Deal Evidence – Gateway Pundit
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In an interview with Fox News Sunday morning, GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis revealed Republican leadership blocked him and others from investigating the Clinton-Uranium One deal.

Fox News reports:

The House Oversight Committee has started its investigation into an Obama-era deal in which a Russian-backed company bought a uranium firm with mines in the U.S., Rep. Ron DeSantis told Fox News on Sunday, adding that he’s spoken with the federal government’s “confidential informant” on the matter.

“I’ve spoken with the confidential informant that helped the FBI uncover this bribery scheme,” DeSantis, R-Fla., a member of the oversight committee, told “America’s News Headquarters.” “Clearly, it’s in the public’s interest that this individual be able to tell his story to Congress.”…

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Miami Man Inspired By ISIS Arrested On Charge Of Trying To Blow Up A Bomb At Dolphin Mall – Miami Herald

A Miami man suspected of being inspired by Islamic extremists was arrested Friday night on a charge of attempting to blow up a bomb at the Dolphin Mall by FBI counter-terrorism agents in an undercover operation.

Vicente Solano, who acted alone, was communicating with a confidential informant who tipped off the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force about his alleged plot to carry out a weapons of mass destruction attack on the sprawling mall in Sweetwater, according to authorities.

Before the planned bombing attack, Solano made pro-Islamic State videos, authorities said. But there is no indication he was directed by ISIS terrorists.

When he was arrested, Solano planned to detonate the WMD, which was a sham bomb that he acquired from FBI undercover agents – a strategy deployed in previous counter-terrorism probes in South Florida.

Solano will have his first appearance in Miami federal court on Monday, when a criminal complaint and affidavit will be filed that charge him with attempting to blow up a WMD…

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The Obama Administration’s Uranium One Scandal – Andrew C. McCarthy
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Let’s put the Uranium One scandal in perspective: The cool half-million bucks the Putin regime funneled to Bill Clinton was five times the amount it spent on those Facebook ads – the ones the media-Democrat complex ludicrously suggests swung the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump.

The Facebook-ad buy, which started in June 2015 – before Donald Trump entered the race – was more left-wing agitprop (ads pushing hysteria on racism, immigration, guns, etc.) than electioneering. The Clintons’ own long-time political strategist Mark Penn estimates that just $6,500 went to actual electioneering. (You read that right: 65 hundred dollars.)

By contrast, the staggering $500,000 payday from a Kremlin-tied Russian bank for a single speech was part of a multi-million-dollar influence-peddling scheme to enrich the former president and his wife, then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton…

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Massachusetts Coffee Shop Shutters Its Door After Anti-Police Facebook Post – Fox News

The owner of a Massachusetts coffee shop said she was closing the business due to the backlash following her daughter’s controversial comments about cops on Facebook.

Kato Mele, the owner of the year-old White Rose Coffeehouse in Lynn, Mass., told The Daily Item she was closing the store “so I can stop being harassed.”

“I’ve lost my business and I’ve lost my daughter. I don’t know how this story just keeps building, but I need people to leave me alone,” Mele told The Daily Item. “I’m closing my business so I can stop being harassed.”

Mele tried to make amends with police after her daughter, Sophie, the store’s manager, wrote on her personal Facebook page last weekend that the business would never host a “Coffee with a Cop” event.

The post started a debate that took a different turn when Sophie called police officers bullies and racists. In turn, social media users called for people to ban the coffeehouse…

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This Guy Found Unclaimed Land On Wikipedia And Created His Own Country – Circa
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Circa caught up with Vít Jedlička, the founder and president of a new country called Liberland, during the FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas. Jedlička was speaking about how he had long wanted to create an entirely Libertarian nation.

He looked at territories between Egypt and Sudan – and even in Antarctica – before coming across the perfect plot of land – a territory between Croatia and Serbia that had been unclaimed for more than 25 years.

Liberland is now approximately 2.7 square miles, more than double the size of Monaco. Its land consists of a semi-island and a smaller island beside it that serves as a Caribbean-style beach. And while you’re relaxing on Liberland’s sunny beaches and wading through its clear water, you can also crack open a delicious Liberbeer…

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Trump Pledges $430,000 Of His Own Money To Help Cover Russia-Related Legal Bills For Associates – Washington Examiner

President Trump will provide some financial assistance to campaign associates and White House staff facing steep legal bills amid various Russia investigations.

A White House official told Axios that the president has pledged to spend at least $430,000 of his own money, which is the estimated amount the Republican National Committee has said footing the bill for lawyers representing Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr.

However, the unnamed official said that the president is not reimbursing the RNC.

The exact method by which the president plans to make the payment is unclear, and the White House official said, “We’re working on appropriate legal and ethical approval.”

The RNC too faced legal questions when it was revealed that it was looking to pay for the Trump administration’s Russia probe legal fees. The RNC normally uses its defense fund to pay for legal challenges facing the Republican Party, such as an election recount, and over the summer RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said a move to potentially pay for Russia-related legal fees would have to be supported by the RNC’s donors…

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‘Czech Trump’ Wins Election By Wide Margin – Daily Caller
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Populist billionaire Andrej Babis and his ANO movement won the Czech general election by a wide margin Saturday.

ANO had almost three times as many votes as any other party when 94 percent of votes were counted. The party is expected to finish around 30 percent, with the center-right Civic Democrats in second place. Eight parties are expected to make the parliament, and it’s unclear with whom Babis will rule.

Babis is the country’s second wealthiest person with a net worth of more than $4 billion. He is often compared to U.S. President Donald Trump for his outspoken style and background as a businessman…

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Crooked Former FBI Head Mueller Hand Delivered Uranium To Russians On Airport Tarmac – Gateway Pundit

Every day more information is coming out on the Uranium One deal that leads to more and more questions concerning the corruption in the Justice Department and Obama Administration. The U.S. gave 20% of its uranium to the nation Democrats describe as America’s number one enemy – Russia.

As reported at zerohedge.com in June 2017:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton facilitated the transfer highly enriched uranium (HEU) previously confiscated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) during a 2006 “nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian national and several Georgian accomplices,” a newly leaked classified cable shows.

In the cable it states:

Over two years ago Russia requested a ten-gram sample of highly enriched uranium (HEU) seized in early 2006 in Georgia during a nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian national and several Georgian accomplices…

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Trump To Release 3,000 Never Before Seen Documents On JFK Assassination – Zero hedge
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Following years of delays, President Trump announced on Twitter on Saturday morning that he will allow the release of more than 3,000 of classified documents from the FBI, CIA, and Justice Department on the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The unexpected announcement means that a trove of previously unseen documents will be released by the National Archives by October 26.

“Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened,” Trump tweeted.

In 1992, Congress mandated that all assassination documents be released within 25 years, unless the president asserts that doing so would harm intelligence, law enforcement, military operations or foreign relations…

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Audit Of Obama’s HUD Finds $500 Billion In Accounting Errors – Gateway Pundit

Obama’s HUD Received One of the Worst Audit Results in US History! The 2015 and 2016 Fiscal Years HUD audit needed to be restated and reissued. The auditors were not able to initially perform the audit because there were too many material issues and the audit needed to be redone.

HUD reissued its fiscal years 2016 and 2015 (restated) consolidated financial statements due to pervasive material errors that we identified.

The restated audit report shows the following:

The total amounts of errors corrected in HUD’s notes and consolidated financial statements were $516.4 billion and $3.4 billion, respectively. There were several other unresolved audit matters, which restricted our ability to obtain sufficient, appropriate evidence to express an opinion. These unresolved audit matters relate to (1) the Office of General Counsel’s refusal to sign the management representation letter, (2) HUD’s improper use of cumulative and first-in, first-out budgetary accounting methods of disbursing community planning and development program funds…

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Students Love Trump’s Tax Plan… When They’re Told It’s Sanders’ Tax Plan – Washington Free Beacon
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Students at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. expressed support for President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan – but only when they were told it was Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I., Vt.) tax plan instead.

Campus Reform, a conservative news site that focuses on higher education, interviewed multiple students who initially said they disagreed with Trump’s tax plan. The same students, however, proceeded to agree with details of the president’s proposal when they were masked as bullet points from Sanders’ plan.

Campus Reform media director Cabot Phillips interviewed students on camera, asking for their initial thoughts on Trump’s comprehensive tax reform plan…

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Judge’s Order To Give Illegal Alien Abortion Overruled – WorldNetDaily

A judge’s demand – under threat of a contempt citation – that U.S. government officials provide a taxpayer-funded abortion to an illegal alien teenager has been temporarily halted. Another hearing is expected to be held as early as Friday in the case, which was brought on behalf of a teen held at a Texas detention center for illegal aliens.

According to Fox News, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, responding to an appeal from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, temporarily suspended an order from the pro-abortion judge in Texas, Tanya Chutkan.

Chuktan had ordered officials on Wednesday to take the teen “promptly and without delay” to an abortion clinic. The girl, 17, has not been identified in court documents. She is believed to be about 15 weeks pregnant, the report said.

State law in Texas bans most abortions if a woman is more than 20 weeks pregnant and requires them to get counseling from a doctor a day before…

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Gold Star Widow Releases Trump’s Call After Husband Was Killed In Afghanistan – Daily Caller
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Gold star widow Natasha De Alencar released the audio of a phone conversation she had with President Donald Trump in April about the death of her husband who was killed in Afghanistan.

“I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation. What a horrible thing, except that he’s an unbelievable hero,” Trump told her in the call about her husband Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, which The Washington Post released.

“Thank you. I really, really appreciated it,” she said. “I really do, sir.”

Trump also told the widow if she is ever in Washington D.C. that she is welcome in the Oval Office.

“If you’re around Washington, you come over and see me in the Oval Office,” he said…

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Senate Passes $4 Trillion Budget In Crucial Step For Trump’s Tax Overhaul – Washington Times

Senate Republicans powered their budget through Thursday night, adopting a fiscal year 2018 plan that would clear the path to get a massive tax deal done relying only on GOP votes, setting the stage for Republicans’ next big-ticket agenda item.

The budget passed on a 51-49 vote. While the vote is far from a guarantee of success for tax reform, it’s a crucial first step that GOP leaders had to clear.

“Tonight we completed the first step toward replacing our broken tax code by passing a comprehensive, fiscally responsible budget that will help put the federal government on a path to balance,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Already months overdue – the fiscal year began Oct. 1 – the budget calls for about $1 trillion in discretionary spending this year, and envisions deficits of $641 billion.

But even Republicans said those numbers were probably irrelevant, and it will take a bipartisan deal later this year to set actual spending levels for 2018…

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General Kelly: “I Walked Around Arlington National Cemetery” To Calm Down After Petty, Leftist Rep’s Criticism Of Trump – Gateway Pundit
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General John Kelly revealed to reporters during Thursday’s White House press briefing that he visited Arlington National Cemetery to collect his thoughts after hearing Democrat Rep. Wilson criticism of President Trump’s phone call to Gold Star widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson.

“Kelly said he walked around Arlington National Cemetery to collect his thoughts after hearing the Democrat lawmakers’ criticism of President Trump’s call.

GEN. KELLY: “It stuns me that a member of Congress would listen in on that conversation. Absolutely stuns me. And I thought, at least that was sacred. You know, when I was a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred in our country, women were sacred and looked upon with great honor. That’s obviously not the case any more as we see from recent cases…

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Further Proof Hillary Knew All About Harvey Weinstein’s Sexual Abuse Of Women – Truthfeed

Besides the fact that EVERYONE in Hollywood knew all about Harvey Weinstein abusing women for DECADES, there’s further proof that Hillary Clinton was also aware of her close pal’s perversion, rapes, and abuse of women.

Hillary and Bill Clinton’s closest Hollywood friend and confidant, Linda Bloodworth Thomason, claims she not only knew all about Weinstein, she tried to stop him from hosting political functions because of it.

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As more and more women have come forward, A-listers who are normally intrepid, social injustice sniffers have scrambled to condemn Weinstein and announce that they had no idea all this was going on. Some said this despite knowing him for decades, starring in his films and being friends with accusers who starred in his films. OK. Whatever. I, myself, was a member of a “Let’s Bring Harvey Weinstein Down” lunch club, and I don’t even work in features…

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$2.4 Million In Medicare Parts A & B Payments Made To Dead People – Washington Free Beacon
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made $2.4 million in Medicare Parts A and B payments after beneficiaries died, according to an audit from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.

The agency is required to implement policies to prevent beneficiary payments from being made to deceased individuals and should ensure that improper payments are recouped if they are made.

“Our objective was to determine whether CMS’s policies and procedures ensured that capitation payments were not made to MA [Medicare Advantage] organizations for Medicare Parts A and B services on behalf of deceased beneficiaries after the individuals’ dates of death,” the auditors said…

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Leftist Judge Rules Illegal Alien Minor Must Be Given An Abortion – Washington Examiner

A federal judge in Washington ordered the Trump administration to allow a teen who is in the U.S. illegally and under the custody of the U.S. government to have an abortion.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, said Wednesday she was “astounded” to learn that the 17-year-old girl from Mexico, who is being detained in South Texas, was not allowed to obtain the procedure. She ordered the federal government to transport the girl to an abortion facility or to allow a guardian to take her “promptly and without delay” to have a counseling appointment on Thursday and an abortion by Friday or Saturday.

Chutkan wrote that the girl, known in documents as “Jane Doe,” would otherwise “suffer irreparable injury in the form of, at a minimum, increased risk to her health, and perhaps the permanent inability to obtain a desired abortion to which she is legally entitled.”

Reports have shown that the Trump administration has prevented minors who are in the country illegally from obtaining abortions…

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From Russia To Hillary: Bribes, Extortion, Uranium And Lies – Daniel Greenfield
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Hillary is demanding to know the truth about Trump and Russia. The truth is that every accusation about Russian ties that Hillary and her associates have hurled at President Trump is really true of the Clintons.

In ’14, Hillary Clinton made headlines by comparing Russia’s Vladimir Putin to Hitler. But if the Russian strongman really was ‘Hitler’, what did that make stooges like Hillary, Bill and Barack Obama?

Five years earlier, Hillary had been posing with a ‘Reset Button” with one of Putin’s henchmen. But Hillary was bringing a lot more to the meeting than a mislabeled button pilfered from a swimming pool…

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Leftist Congressman Won’t Fire Top Staffer Convicted Of Tax Evasion – Daily Caller

The chief of staff to Rep. Bennie Thompson spends his days in the halls of Congress and his weekends in jail for tax evasion, after the Mississippi Democrat violated his pledge to fire his wealthy chief if the aide was found guilty of stiffing the treasury of $150,000.

Issac Lanier Avant made $170,000 a year in Congressional pay, yet the court found he didn’t pay any tax returns for seven years. Prosecutors said he was dishonest throughout their investigation, and when he did file tax returns, he lied about donating $50,000 to a religious group and tried to take a “bizarre” tax write-off for rollerblading. Prosecutors asked for a one-year prison term, but Avant was sentenced in January 2017 to a month-long stint in jail followed by a year of weekends in jail.

Between 2008 and 2012, Avant didn’t have any federal income taxes withheld from his pay after, a U.S. Department of Justice release reads, “he caused a form to be filed with his employer that falsely claimed he was exempt from federal income taxes.”…

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Convicted Rapist Granted Joint Custody Of His 12-Year-Old Victim’s Child – Circa

A judge has awarded a convicted rapist parenting time, and joint legal custody, of a child he conceived with a girl he raped when she was 12, our affiliate KUTV reported. He was also later convicted of another sexual assault on a child, according to media reports.

The man, Christopher Mirasolo, 27, was awarded joint legal custody of an 8-year-old boy, nine years after he was convicted of raping the child’s mother, after a DNA test established paternity of the child, said the victim’s attorney. The Detroit News reported on the case that has another hearing scheduled for Oct. 25.

The case is believed to be the first of its kind in Michigan and possibly the nation.

“This is insane,” said Kiessling to the Detroit News, who filed objections Friday with Ross. “Nothing has been right about this since it was originally investigated. He was never properly charged and should still be sitting behind bars somewhere, but the system is victimizing my client, who was a child herself when this all happened.”…

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Harvey Weinstein Fired From Weinstein Company – The Wrap
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Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced chief of The Weinstein Company, has been fired effective immediately, his board of directors said on Sunday.

“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company – Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar – have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately,” the statement read.

That leaves the company under the current direction of co-Chairman Bob Weinstein, Harvey’s younger brother, and COO David Glasser. The role of CEO is expected to be named shortly…

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Economic Nationalist Leaders Plan For Anti-Establishment Midterm Tsunami To Force Change – Breitbart

Conservatives and economic nationalist leaders are looking past the current dysfunction in Washington to a group of new and exciting young candidates throwing their hats in the ring nationwide to break the gridlock with midterm election victories.

This group of individuals, which some are calling “The League of Extraordinary Candidates,” is emerging nationally – a distinct slate of U.S. Senate and House candidates, as well as key gubernatorial contenders, all united in their focus on breaking the logjam in Congress.

Movement leaders view establishment Republicans and Democrats alike as a force blocking, slow-walking, or stonewalling the agenda that President Donald J. Trump campaigned on, and aim to elect new voices by riding a new economic nationalist electoral wave in 2018 meant to mirror and surpass what happened in previous wave elections like 2010 – which saw the rise of the Tea Party.

“We’re planning on building a broad anti-establishment coalition to replace the Republican Party of old with fresh new blood and fresh new ideas,” Andy Surabian, a senior adviser to the Great America Alliance and ex-White House aide, told Breitbart News…

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Leftist Nightmare Update: Florida Health Insurers Request Premium Rate Hikes As High As 71% – Washingtom Free Beacon
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Obamacare plan premiums may increase an average of 45 percent in Florida next year due to health care insurers rate hike requests, according to Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation.

There are six insurers in Florida selling plans on and off the exchanges in 2018 including Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Celtic Insurance Company, Florida Health Care Plan, Health First Commercial Plans, Health Options, and Molina Healthcare of Florida.

Molina Healthcare requested the highest rate increase of 71.2 percent. Individuals with this coverage can expect their monthly premium to increase from $402 to $688. Blue Cross and Blue Shield requested a 38.1 percent increase, Celtic Insurance Company requested a 46.1 percent increase…

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Minnesota Man Lived With The Decomposing Bodies Of His Mother And Brother For A Year – Circa

A Minnesota man who lived in a home with the decomposing bodies of his mother and twin brother for a year, without reporting their deaths to authorities, is now facing charges.

Robert James Kuefler, 60, was charged earlier this week with interference with a dead body or scene of death because police say he moved his brother’s body. White Bear Police Capt. Dale Hager told the Associated Press that Kuefler said the pair died of natural causes in 2015.

“I was traumatized,” Robert James Kuefler told The Associated Press on Saturday. “What would you do?”

Authorities found the bodies on Sept. 20, 2016, after responding to a welfare check, the Star Tribune reports. The body of Kuefler’s mother, Evelyn Lucille Kuefler, was found in an upstairs bedroom and the body of his twin brother, Richard John Kuefler, was found in the basement, the newspaper reports.

Kuefler told police he found his brother dead in a chair in July 2015 and “eventually moved the body to the bathroom as it was ‘in the way,’” the Star Tribune reports, citing a criminal charge…

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Colin Kaepernick Folds, Says He’ll Stand For The National Anthem If He Can Play Again – Townhall
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Colin Kaepernick, who fired the first salvo in this national anthem controversy, has told CBS that would stand for the Star-Spangled Banner if given the opportunity to play in the National Football League again. Kaepernick’s antics during the national anthem have not been received well, with 72 percent viewing them as unpatriotic.

Last month, President Trump ripped the league for tolerating these protests, calling them disrespectful to the flag and to the country. Well, the battlefield was set – and the NFL fell into the trap of hitting back at Trump.

Since ‘take a knee’ syndrome began, approval for the NFL has dropped, third week ticket sales have plummeted almost 20 percent, and there’s been a spike in refund from season ticket holders…

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Judicial Watch Takes On Mueller With New Lawsuit In Federal Court – Gateway Pundit

Once again, Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting. The DOJ is hiding Mueller’s budget from the American people. The Special Counsel has SEVENTEEN left-wing hack lawyers digging into Trump and his associates with virtually no oversight. Why? Why is the DOJ protecting Mueller and his massive team of liberal hack lawyers?

Imagine the outrageous cost to the tax payers. Fitton has even described Mueller’s team as his own Justice Department.

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a FOIA lawsuit Thursday against the DOJ concerning the budget and administrative records of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Via Judicial Watch:

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) concerning the budget and administrative records of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election…

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Reporter Claims Harvey Weinstein Masturbated Into Potted Plant In Front Of Her – Daily Mail
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New allegations of sexual misconduct have emerged against powerful Hollywood movie executive Harvey Weinstein.

Former Fox News reporter Lauren Sivan told The Huffington Post on Friday that the influential producer once trapped her in the hallway of a restaurant during a private event and masturbated in front of her until he ejaculated.

‘Well, can you just stand there and shut up,’ Weinstein allegedly told the anchor before he carried out his sex act.

Sivan’s accusations come just one day after The New York Times published a bombshell story detailing Weinstein’s decades long pattern of allegedly harassing women…

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Border Patrol Agents Bust 10 Camouflaged, Pot-Smuggling, Illegal Aliens – Breitbart

Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona busted ten illegal aliens dressed in camouflaged jackets as they attempted to smuggle nearly 400 pounds of marijuana into the U.S.

The agents, assigned to the Welton Border Patrol Station, began tracking a large group of illegal aliens just west of Gila Bend, Arizona on Thursday morning. The agents eventually caught up with the group and found them wearing camouflaged jackets and carrying heavy backpacks, according to information obtained from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials by Breitbart Texas.

The bundles contained 390 pounds of marijuana, officials stated. The agents estimated the street value of the drugs to be worth in excess of $135,000.

Agents confirmed the ten drug-smuggling mules to be illegal aliens. The Washington Examiner reported the ten individuals appeared to be teenage males. Each backpack contained about 40 pounds of marijuana. The news outlet said the men may have been hired by a drug cartel to smuggle the drugs into the U.S…

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Trump Gives Employers Power Back Over Birth Control Mandate – Daily Caller
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President Donald Trump’s administration announced Friday that it will provide employers with religious or moral objections to providing birth control in their employee health insurance plans an exemption.

The administration’s exemption includes “any non-profit organization that have a religious or moral objection to providing contraception,” a senior Health and Human Services (HHS) official told reporters Friday. The new rule takes effect immediately.

In addition to non-profits, the rule applies to “for-profit entities that are publicly traded,” colleges, universities and health insurance companies. Starting in 2012, Obamacare required employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception at no cost to women…

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ICE Will Target California Neighborhoods In Wake Of State’s New Sanctuary Law – Washington Times

The head of the federal deportation agency said Friday his agents will now have to go out into communities in California even more frequently to round up illegal immigrants, now that the state has embraced a full sanctuary policy.

Tom Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, made the comments a day after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB54 into law, canceling almost all cooperation state and local authorities can give to federal deportation officers.

He said the effect could be even more rank-and-file illegal immigrants snared because federal officers will now have to operate out in the community, rather than focus chiefly on prisons and jails.

“ICE will have no choice but to conduct at-large arrests in local neighborhoods and at worksites, which will inevitably result in additional collateral arrests, instead of focusing on arrests at jails and prisons where transfers are safer for ICE officers and the community,” Mr. Homan warned…

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Obama’s Favorite Traitor Bowe Bergdahl Expected To Plead Guilty To Deserting His Post – Fox News
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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty later this month to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy rather than face trial for leaving his Afghanistan post in 2009, The Associated Press reported.

Two sources said the Idaho native would submit the plea later this month and sentencing would start Oct. 23. The AP did not name the sources.

Bergdahl’s lawyer declined to comment when contacted by Fox News. He faces up to five years in prison on the desertion charge and a life sentence for misbehavior.

Bergdahl, 31, who was serving with an Alaska-based infantry regiment, deserted his Afghanistan post in 2009, when he was 23 years old…

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154,345,000: Record Number Of Americans Employed In September – Washington Free Beacon

The number of employed Americans hit a record high of 154,345,000 in September, according to the latest numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 906,000 more Americans who gained employment over the month, and more individuals joined the labor force as well.

There were 575,000 more Americans who joined the labor force in September, while 368,000 fewer left.

The number of Americans not participating in the labor force declined from 94,785,000 in August to 94,417,000 in September. The bureau counts those not in the labor force as people who do not have a job and did not actively seek one in the past four weeks.

The labor force participation rate, which is the percentage of the population that has a job or actively looked for one in the past month, increased from 62.9 percent in August to 63.1 percent in September. The participation rate hasn’t been this high since March of 2014.

While more Americans joined the labor force and found jobs in September, the number of unemployed also declined…

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Trump Interrupts Speech To Shake The Hand Of A Medal Of Honor Recipient – Washington Examiner
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President Trump took a moment to pause his speech to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday to shake the hand of a Medal of Honor recipient in the crowd.

“Do you mind if I shake hands? I’ll interrupt our speech. I want to shake hands with somebody,” the president asked when someone alerted him of the decorated military veteran in the crowd, who has not been identified.

After greeting him, the president said, “That’s the big deal, thank you.”

The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious military award a service member can receive and it is awarded to those who demonstrate acts of valor. The president noted in his speech that 60 Hispanic Americans have been given the award…

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The Harvey Weinstein Scandal And The Silent Left’s Stunning Hypocrisy – Stephen Miller

“Who is Harvey Weinstein?” is a perfectly acceptable question in light of a bombshell story The New York Times broke Thursday that reports decades of his alleged serial sexual harassment and settlements with women in Hollywood.

Putting it bluntly, Harvey Weinstein, for a time, was the most powerful producer and studio head in Hollywood. He is almost singlehandedly responsible for the indie-to-mainstream film explosion in the 90’s (backing “Pulp Fiction,” “Good Will Hunting” and “Shakespeare in Love” to name just a few examples). His influence in Hollywood is unparalleled.

But it’s his influence out of Hollywood that has parts of media and the political left flummoxed to the point of silence. Weinstein, fresh off producing a media-hailed documentary titled “The Hunting Ground,” about sexual assault on college campuses, has also taken a leave from his production company, The Weinstein Company. Who would have guessed the only real hunting ground, according to women interviews by the newspaper, was Harvey Weinstein’s casting couch?…

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Leftist Treason Update: California Becomes ‘Sanctuary State’ With Governor Moonbeam’s Signature – Breitbart
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California officially became a sanctuary state for illegal aliens on Thursday with the stroke of Gov. Jerry Brown’s pen. Senate Bill 54 will go into effect in January 2018. Brown signed the bill entitled the “California Values Act” and released a signing statement. Brown explained what the bill does and does not do.

The bill prohibits local law enforcement from asking about immigration status in the course of routine interactions and prohibits them from complying with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests.

“The bill further directs our Attorney General to promulgate model policies for local and state health, education, labor and judiciary officials to follow when they deal with immigration matters,” wrote Brown…

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NRA Calls On ATF To Review Obama-Era Decision Declaring Bump Stocks Legal – Washington Free Beacon

The National Rifle Association requested on Thursday that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives review their 2010 decision declaring bump stock devices legal under federal law.

The group’s leadership said that while some politicians have called for more gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, it believes new gun-control measures would be ineffective at preventing future attacks.

“In the aftermath of the evil and senseless attack in Las Vegas, the American people are looking for answers as to how future tragedies can be prevented,” Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox said in a joint statement. “Unfortunately, the first response from some politicians has been to call for more gun control.

Banning guns from law-abiding Americans based on the criminal act of a madman will do nothing to prevent future attacks. This is a fact that has been proven time and again in countries across the world.”…

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Snowflake Update: MSU Student Reports Finding ‘Noose’ Outside Her Dorm Room; Turns Out To Be A Shoelace – Daily Mail
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A student at Michigan State University sparked a campus police investigation on Wednesday after reporting a noose outside her dorm room, which ultimately turned out to be a shoelace that her neighbor had misplaced.

‘After investigating, MSU Police have determined the object was a packaged leather shoelace and not a noose,’ MSU spokesman Jason Cody wrote in a press release, titled, ‘Statement on Racial Incident in Residence Hall.’ ‘The matching packaged shoelace was found outside of the residence hall.’

According to the school official, MSU police tracked down and interviewed the student who lost the both of the shoelaces, which were packaged ‘in a way that someone could perceive them to look similar to a noose.’…

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No, The U.S. Didn’t Just Take A Stand For Executing Gay People – Reason

Did the Trump administration just take a stand for executing gay people? No, but I understand if the internet’s been giving you that impression.

“United States rejects UN resolution condemning use of death penalty to target LGBTQ people,” says the headline at Think Progress. “U.S. votes against U.N. resolution condemning death penalty for LGBT people; is this who we are?” frets Salon. Countless journalists spread the story on Twitter, and several LGBTQ publications repeated it uncritically.

But the resolution wasn’t focused exclusively on executing gay people. It came out against executing anyone. Whether or not you favor the death penalty – for the record, I’m very much against it – this wasn’t something any country that allows the death penalty would have supported. The Obama administration voted against a similar resolution in December 2016.

The resolution at issue – “The question of the death penalty” – was approved by the United Nations’ Human Rights Council on September 29, over the opposition of the United States and 12 other countries…

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House Passes Budget That Achieves Balance, Increases GDP Growth, And Reforms Tax Code – Washington Free Beacon
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Today, the House of Representatives passed the Building A Better America 2018 budget in a 219 to 206 vote. Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) said today that the budget will rein in our national debt, strengthen our national defense, help grow the economy, and pave the way for tax reform.

“It paves the way for historic tax reform,” Ryan said. “It unlocks the reconciliation process. We need to pass this budget so that we can deliver real relief for middle income families across this country.”

“We haven’t reformed this tax system since 1986,” the speaker said. “We need to pass this budget so we can help bring more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks for people across this country.”…

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A Constitutional Right To Win? The Democrats Want One – Matt Walter

Does the Democratic Party have a constitutional right to win a minimum number of elections? Of course not, but that’s what lawyers for a group of Wisconsin Democrats effectively argued at the Supreme Court in Gill v. Whitford.

Despite decades of experience and legal precedent to the contrary, Democrats are asking the Court to enter the political realm and find for the first time that a legislative map is unconstitutional on partisan-related grounds. The Supreme Court should take a pass.

In the Badger State, which voted for President Trump and where Republicans hold nearly all statewide elected offices, Democrats ask the Supreme Court to overturn Wisconsin’s legislative map because their party has failed to translate its statewide vote totals into a proportionate number of wins in the state legislature.

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Massacre At Mandalay: Las Vegas Gunman Kills At Least 50, Wounds Hundreds At Country Music Concert – Daily Caller
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A gunman fired hundreds of rounds into a crowd gathered at a country music concert in Las Vegas Sunday night, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 400, though authorities expect the number of dead and wounded to rise.

At around 10:08 p.m. local time, a gunman opened fire from an upper-level floor at Mandalay Bay hotel on a crowd of 22,000 gathered at the Route 91 Harvest concert.

Police identified the shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada. Paddock was found dead on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay after officers responded to the shooting. Authorities said Monday morning that they believe he killed himself.

Several prolonged bursts of automatic gunfire can be heard in numerous videos recorded of the incident, which began while country star Jason Aldean was in the middle of his set…

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ESPN Will Not Televise The National Anthem On ‘Monday Night Football’ – Circa

ESPN says it will not televise the national anthem before the National Football League’s next game.

“ESPN MNF will not carry the anthem live,” spokesman Mac Nwulu told Sporting News, referencing the latest “Monday Night Football” contest.

The Kansas City Chiefs are scheduled to host the Washington Redskins in Kansas City, Missouri late Monday amid raging national debate over the NFL’s handling of national anthem protests.

ESPN previously passed on showing live NFL player protests during the league’s Week 4 games last weekend, and its treatment of Monday’s competition continues that trend.

Some Twitter users on Monday criticized ESPN’s move after the sports network televised the anthem playing live during the NFL’s Week 3.

ESPN has returned to its normal NFL coverage strategy after showing the anthem as it was played live during the “Monday Night Football” till one week ago…

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CNN Has ‘Audio Issues’ When Puerto Rico AG Criticizes San Juan Mayor – Truthfeed
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CNN is having their infamous “audio issues” again.

The fake news network cut off Puerto Rico’s Attorney General when he began to criticize San Juan’s Mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz.

Cruz has been extremely critical of President Trump’s amazing job handling the devastation of Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria, and has received some criticism of her own, from her fellow Puerto Ricans.

Multiple sources within Puerto Rico’s political circles have described Cruz as being a “political opportunist” and “overly dramatic,” and portray her attacks on President Trump as politically motivated.

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Georgetown Bank Teller Steals $185,000 From Homeless Customer With Garbage Bag Full Of Cash – Zero Hedge

Where did all this money come from?

That’s probably the first question that Phelon Davis of District Heights, Maryland, asked himself when a homeless man shuffled into the Wells Fargo branch in Georgetown where Davis worked as a teller three years ago and tried to deposit a garbage bag full of cash.

His next question was probably “do you think he’d notice if some of it went missing?”

Instead of helping the customer deposit the money into his account, Davis instead decided to take advantage of the situation, setting up a fraudulent second account under the customers’ name and eventually stealing more than $185,000 from the man, according to the Washington Post.

The 29-year-old bank teller stole more than $185,000 from a homeless customer who tried to deposit a garbage bag full of cash at a Wells Fargo branch in Georgetown.

In a deal with prosecutors, Davis pleaded guilty this week to one federal felony count of interstate transportation of stolen property, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison…

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Catalonia Referendum: Spain Violently Suppressing Vote Which ‘Runs Counter To Goals And Ideals Of The EU’ – Breitbart
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Spanish police and military guards are aggressively suppressing a self-determination referendum on independence for Catalonia, which Madrid says “runs counter to the goals and ideals of the European Union”.

The Spanish government enjoys the support of the EU’s unelected executive, with the President of the European Commission warning against “separatist adventures” and asserting that “regional traditions” should not “set themselves as elements of separatism and fragmentation of Europe”.

The Catalans, who have their own regional government based in Barcelona, have a troubled relationship with Spain, which violently stripped away their autonomy and attempted to stamp out their language during the Franco years…

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High School Football Players Kicked Off Team For Protesting During Anthem – Daily Caller

A coach kicked a two Texan high school football players off of the team after the players protested during the national anthem Friday.

Senior Larry McCullough knelt and sophomore Cedric Ingram-Lewis put his fist up in the air during the national anthem before Victory & Praise Christian Academy’s football game, reported the Houston Chronicle. Ronnie Mitchem, the team’s coach and pastor, kicked them off the team directly afterwards.

“I don’t have any problem with those young men,” Mitchem told the Chronicle. “We’ve had a good relationship. They chose to do that and they had to pay for the consequences.”

Mitchem, a former Marine, had previously told the school’s players that he did not want them to kneel during the anthem, believing that the action offends veterans and distracts rather than calls attention to issues. The coach said he wanted the players to express their discontent by authoring and distributing a paper about political issues that troubled them, or by kneeling in the end zone after a touchdown…

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Nationalists Could Storm To Power In Austria Thanks To “Whiz Kid” Sebastian Kurz – Daily Express
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Austrian elections are causing fresh concern for the European Union as thousands of voters back a centre-right rising star in politics who has refused to rule out a coalition with Austria’s leading nationalist party.

Sebastian Kurz, also known as “Wunderwuzzi” has successfully rebranded the Austrian People’s Party (ضVP) and looks set to propel them into Government in the coming elections.

The vote could spell trouble for the EU as 31-year-old Mr Kurz has not ruled out a partnership with the nationalist Freedom Party (FPO).

The hard right group almost seized power in the presidential elections last year sending waves of fear across the bloc…

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More Than 92% Of Voters In Iraqi Kurdistan Back Independence – The Guardian

More than 92% of voters in Iraqi Kurdistan have opted for independence, according to election monitors, in an overwhelming endorsement of a proposed split from Baghdad that has sparked increasing threats of air and land blockades that could be imposed as early as Friday.

The result came after Iraq’s parliament authorised the prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, to send troops into areas disputed between Arabs and Kurds that were contentiously included in the ballot.

Euphoria on the streets of Erbil in recent days has been met with sharply increasing tension in the region, which is likely to escalate in the wake of the result.

Baghdad has threatened to close Kurdish airspace at 6pm (1500 GMT) on Friday and Turkey says it is considering whether to shut its frontier with Kurdistan and impose a trade ban.

But in an attempt to calm ever more heated rhetoric, Abadi appeared to rule out the use of military force, saying on Wednesday: “We don’t want a fight between Iraqi citizens.”…

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Mascoutah High School Football Team Honors Law Enforcement At Homecoming Game – KMOV
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It’s a story continuing to spark controversy nearly one week later – NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem last Sunday. The Mascoutah High School football team took a stand in a show of solidarity and patriotism during its homecoming game.

The Mascoutah Indians were handed a loss but found joy as a result of the whole team showing unity. Before the game, each player and member of the coaching staff walked out of the locker room and onto the field with law enforcement.

The team hit the field following the beat of their own drum.

“What it means to me is showing a brotherhood, the friendship and the bond that we have,” said football player Devin Wills…

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Feds Slap Tree Company With $95 Million Penalty For Hiring Illegal Aliens – Daily Caller

A national tree services company will have to pay a a record fine after admitting that it engaged in a scheme to hire illegal aliens, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

Asplundh Tree Expert Co., a suburban Philadelphia-based contractor that trims and removes trees around power lines, pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal criminal charge and was ordered to pay a total of $95 million, the biggest penalty ever levied in an immigration case.

Federal Judge John R. Padova ordered the company to pay a criminal forfeiture judgment of $80 million, plus a $15 million civil penalty to satisfy additional civil claims for failure to follow immigration law.

Asplundh hired thousands of unauthorized workers between 2010 and 2014, using knowingly fraudulent identification documents, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Philadelphia. Prosecutors said the company’s upper management was “willfully blind,” while mid-level regional supervisors knowingly violated immigration law and hired illegal aliens…

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Witch Hunt Update: Robert Mueller Blocks Congressional Oversight Of FBI Involvement In Trump Surveillance – Conservative Treehouse
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A report from Reuters highlights the DOJ and FBI refusing to hand over documents related to the Steele Dossier on candidate Donald Trump, and the FBI (Via James Comey) involvement in assembling the content therein. However, the lede is buried in paragraph four of the article.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI are resisting demands from a Republican lawmaker to hand over documents about a former British spy’s dossier on purported Russian support for Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, because the FBI has its own open criminal investigation, officials said.

The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee issued subpoenas in August seeking “any and all documents” about both agencies’ dealings with former MI6 officer Christopher Steele…

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NBA Reminds Teams Of Rule Requiring Players To Stand For National Anthem As Preseason Nears – Washington Examiner

The NBA reminded all 30 teams in a memo of a rule requiring players to stand for the national anthem, and suggested coaches or players address fans before the national anthem or broadcast a video as ways of highlighting their commitment to diversity and equality.

NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum sent the memo, obtained by the Washington Post, to team presidents and general managers on Friday. Preseason games are set to begin Saturday.

In his memo, Tatum recommended teams use the first games of the season “to demonstrate your commitment to the NBA’s core values of equality, diversity, inclusion and serve as a unifying force in the community.”

He said a coach or player could speak to fans before the national anthem begins, or show a video of players or community leaders speaking about “the issues they care about.”

Tatum also reminded teams of a decades-long rule stating players, coaches, and trainers have to stand for the national anthem…

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Leaked Podesta Emails Show Facebook Colluded With Clinton Campaign – Gatewau Pundit
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The Democrat-media complex has shifted their blame to Russian-linked Facebook ads and ‘Russian troll farms’ as to why Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election. Hillary is mortified after losing a rigged election so she must lay the blame on someone or something else.

It turns out that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg were both communicating with Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta during the presidential election. In one email, Sandberg says she wanted Hillary to win “badly”.

FLASHBACK: In one of the leaked Podesta emails, the COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg emailed John Podesta saying she wanted Hillary to win “badly”. Sandberg also said she looked forward to working with Podesta to elect the first woman president of the United States…

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HHS Secretary Price Resigns After Being Exposed As A Douchebag – The Hill

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price resigned Friday, after an uproar over his use of private jets for official business.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that Price offered his resignation to President Trump on Friday, and Trump accepted.

Price’s position appeared to be at risk in recent days as Trump made several remarks about being disappointed in the situation.

Trump made ominous remarks Friday about how he was going to make a decision soon on Price’s future. Asked by reporters Friday afternoon if Price had offered to resign, Trump replied: “No, but we’ll see what happens later on.”

It marks the first time a cabinet official has resigned under Trump. Price, a former Georgia congressman, was supposed to bridge the gap between Congress and the administration.

Don Wright, HHS’s acting assistant secretary for health, will serve as acting secretary effective Saturday…

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Virginia School District Approves Memorial Bench With Bible Verse On It, Then Claims It Must Be Removed – Right Scoop

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Virginia school district isn’t being sued by an atheist group. They haven’t had any complaints filed against a bench that they had initially approved to memorialize a student who died in an ATV accident.

No, they decided on their own that because the bench has a Bible verse inscribed on it, that it violates the first amendment and therefore has to be removed.

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CBN NEWS – When teenager Colton Osborne died in a tragic ATV accident last year, his Charlotte County, Virginia community wanted to honor his memory. They decided to highlight his love for baseball and installed a bench next to the baseball field at his school, Randolph Henry High…

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Networks Told NFL Cameramen To Avoid Shots Of Booing Crowds – Zero Hedge

President Donald Trump’s feud with the NFL erupted nearly a week ago when he demanded that NFL franchise owners should “get that son of a b***h off the field” when they see players kneeling during the national anthem.

Since then, league owners have discovered, to their surprise, that millions of Americans – and more importantly, millions of NFL fans – agree with the president, who encouraged them to boycott the league until it agrees to ban kneeling during the anthem.

So far, evidence suggests that fans have heeded the president’s call to boycott the league. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” last weekend recorded its worst weekly ratings in years. Overall, ratings are down 11% from last year, according to the Associated Press.

And while mainstream media outlets have insisted that there’s “no evidence” to suggest that the protests have impacted television ratings, at least one survey suggests that there’s a direct link…

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Steven Crowder Infiltrates Antifa Terrorist Group At Shapiro Event – Daily Wire
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On Thursday, conservative commentator Steven Crowder released an undercover video exposing the violence-embracing leftist movement Antifa. In the video, two undercover reporters are embedded with the “anti-fascist” group for a few weeks and capture on video Antifa members discussing the violent tactics they plan to use as well as weapons they plan to carry – at one point even handing a reporter weapons – in order to disrupt an event featuring Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro.

Crowder begins the exposé by explaining that his team of reporters has been “infiltrating this organization for a long time, hard.” The result is evidence that is so damning that the authorities ended up thanking Crowder and his team for their work…

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Puerto Rico Governor Praises Trump For Swift Hurricane Response – Breitbart

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossellَ praised President Donald Trump for his response to the island after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

“The president and the administration, every time we’ve asked them to execute, they’ve executed quickly,” Rossellَ told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo in an interview on Friday morning.

The governor said that aid was currently being distributed around the island and that it would be more effective as more personnel arrived.

He said that the island was in “emergency mode” but called on members of Congress to act quickly with a long-term rebuilding package.

“We need to take this very seriously. Right now, we’re in emergency mode, but certainly, I call upon Congress to enact an aid bill for Puerto Rico that is consistent with the damage that has been suffered,” he said.

He urged Congress to include access to financing from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury as part of the deal…

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Appeals Court Denies D.C. Leftists’ Request For Full Court Hearing On Anti-Gun Law Struck Down In July – Washington Free Beacon
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday denied a petition for a hearing from the full court after a three-judge panel declared portions of Washington, D.C.’s gun-carry law unconstitutional in July.

“D.C. Circuit denies en banc petition in Wrenn v. D.C.!” Alan Gura, one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs in the case, said on Twitter. “On to #SCOTUS?”

Wrenn v. D.C. is the latest in a long series of challenges to the city’s strict gun laws. The case centers around the city’s gun-carry law, put in place after the previous ban on all gun-carry was declared unconstitutional, which allows city officials to deny a permit application based on whether they believe the applicant has a “good reason” for obtaining one…

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45-Foot-Tall Statue Of Naked Woman To Stand On National Mall – UPI

A massive statue of a nude woman is set to stand alongside the Washington Monument later this year.

Organizers of Catharsis On The Mall event have launched a crowdfunding campaign seeking $90,000 to transport the 45-foot-tall statue, titled R-Evolution, to Washington D.C.

“R-Evolution is Deja Solis, a woman standing in her strength and power…expressing her humanity; how she feels when she is safe, when she can just be,” the group said.

The National Park Service has granted permission for R-Evolution to stand on the National Mall from November to March as long as volunteers hold a constant vigil around the statue.

“For four months, she will be the focal point of a continuing vigil in support of education and awareness about the Equal Rights Amendment and will be present on the anniversary of the Women’s March on January 21, 2018,” Catharsis On The Mall organizers said.

The vigil will support education and awareness about the Equal Rights Amendment…

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Librarian Who Mocked Melania Trump’s Dr. Seuss Book Donation As Racist Dressed Up As Cat In The Hat For Author’s Birthday – Daily Mail
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The Massachusetts school librarian who rejected Melania Trump’s book donation, saying Dr. Suess books are ‘steeped in racist propaganda’, dressed up as The Cat in the Hat two years ago.

A photo of Cambridgeport Elementary School librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro wearing the famous cat costume resurfaced Friday.

The caption from the Cambridgeport School Specialists Twitter account revealed she was celebrating Dr. Suess’s birthday with a ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ breakfast.

But in her denouncement of Melania’s book donation on the Horn Book blog website, she linked and cited the book ‘Is the Cat in the Hat Racist? Read Across America Shifts Away from Dr. Seuss and Toward Diverse Books’ by Philip Nel…

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NFL Ticket Sales Plummet 17.9% – Washington Examiner

The National Football League is feeling the impact of the “Trump Effect.” Ticket sales since he called on team owners to fire players who take a knee to protest the National Anthem have cratered.

The online ticket reseller TickPick told Secrets that sales have dropped 17.9 percent, far more than the usual Week Three fall.

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17.9 percent decrease in NFL orders this week compared to the previous week. Last year the drop was 10.8 percent in orders on Monday & Tuesday following Week Three games.

“We have seen a massive decrease in NFL ticket purchases this past week in comparison to years past. Week 3 seems to usually have less ticket orders than week 2, but this year ticket purchases are down more than 7 percent from this time last year,” said TickPick’s Jack Slingland.

“While we can’t specify if this decrease is due to the president’s comments, player and owner protests, play on the field, or simply the continued division of consumer’s media attention…

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Antifa Terrorist Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Torching Cop Car – American Mirror
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A far left “Antifa” rioter in Oregon has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for throwing a flare into a police car during a riot on May 1st.

23-year-old Damion Zachary Feller was with a group of Antifa rioters when he first threw a flare through a broken window at a Target store which started fires inside the store. He was then caught on video tossing a flare into a broken window of a police car parked across the street from the Target. The video later aired on a local TV station.

Other Antifa rioters, wearing masks and dressed in black, can be seen on the video smashing windows and damaging the police car before Feller throws the flare into the back window of the car…

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Federal Judge Smacks Down DOJ Lawyers Protecting Hillary; Will Review Redacted Clinton Emails – Gateway Pundit

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Thursday that a federal judge will personally review, on camera, redacted material from Hillary Clinton’s emails during her time as Secretary of State.

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Judicial Watch announced today that a federal judge will personally review, in camera, redacted material from emails discussing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of iPads and iPhones during her tenure at the State Department. Judge Kollar-Kotelly also ordered the State Department to file an affidavit addressing why it should not have to search new Clinton emails recovered. In taking these steps, the court rejected arguments by the Tillerson State Department and its lawyers at the Sessions Justice Department.

The court will review the blacked-out information so as to better ascertain whether the government misconduct exception would require the release of the full emails…

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Seven Food Stamp Recipients Plead Guilty To Taking Part In $5 Million Food Stamp Fraud – Breitbart

Seven South Carolina women who received food stamps as part of a $5 million food stamp fraud scheme pleaded guilty to defrauding the government of more than $20,000 at a store in Rock Hill.

A state court judge ruled that the women who pleaded guilty Thursday will be able to avoid jail sentences and probation if they pay back the money by December 31, 2017, the Charlotte Observer reported.

The seven women who pleaded guilty, in order of who defrauded the most money to those who defrauded the least amount, include: Jatonica Williams, 31, $5,238 in fraud; Dequitta White, 31, $3,070; Labrecia White, 24, $2,962; Shenisa Davis, 36, $2,549; Victoria Sanders, 25, $2,234; Kimberly Johnson, 28, $2,195 in fraud; and Brooke Rogers, 27, $2,134.

Johnson entered a guilty plea by herself while the other six pleaded guilty in two groups of three.

As part of the plea deal, all seven women pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fraud charges and promised to pay the money back in exchange for a 30-day suspended sentence and two years’ probation that will be dismissed if they pay the money back before the end of the year…

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Venezuela Lurches Toward Dictatorship After ‘Sham’ Election – The Guardian
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The United States has vowed to take strong and swift action against the “architects of authoritarianism” in Venezuela after protesters and security forces fought deadly street battles during voting for President Nicolلs Maduro’s controversial constitutional assembly.

“The United States stands by the people of Venezuela, and their constitutional representatives, in their quest to restore their country to a full and prosperous democracy,” the US State Department said in a statement. “We will continue to take strong and swift actions against the architects of authoritarianism in Venezuela, including those who participate in the national constituent assembly as a result of today’s flawed election,” it said.

Many voters decided against taking part in an election the opposition said would turn the country into a full-fledged dictatorship…

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Man ‘Marries’ His Laptop, Sues For State Recognition And A Wedding Cake – Washington Times

Chris Sevier says that if same-sex couples are able to get married and demand that Christian bakers make them wedding cakes, then he should be allowed to marry his laptop and demand a cake to celebrate the union between one man and one machine.

The self-identified “machinist” says he married his laptop in a ceremony in New Mexico, and now he has sued to demand that a Colorado baker – who is already in court after refusing to bake for a same-sex marriage – must be compelled to make cakes for him and his computer “bride.” He also has filed a lawsuit demanding that Utah recognize his man-object marriage.

It’s the latest battlefront in an increasingly thorny area of law, after the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 established a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

While legal analysts said the case is a stretch, a judge in Utah has allowed part of that lawsuit to proceed, and analysts concede that Mr. Sevier’s claims get to the heart of how far the 2015 Obergefell ruling stretches when it comes to nontraditional unions…

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U.S. THAAD Missile Hits Test Target Amid Growing Pressure From North Korea – Reuters
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The United States said it shot down a medium-range target ballistic missile in its latest test of the country’s THAAD missile defense program, which is designed to protect the country against potential threats from countries such as North Korea and Iran.

The test, conducted over the Pacific Ocean, comes amid heightened tensions with North Korea, which on Saturday said it had conducted its own successful test of a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that proved it has the capacity to strike American’s mainland.

The latest U.S. test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system was planned well before North Korea’s latest missile launch, but it comes at a time of rising tension with the country since Pyongyang launched its first-ever test of an ICBM on July 4…

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Treasury Nixes Struggling Obama-Era Government-Run Retirement Program – Washington Times

The Treasury Department said Friday that it’s canceling an Obama-era program designed to help Americans who don’t have access to a 401k plan at their work save for retirement, saying interest was too low to justify the expense to taxpayers.

Known as myRA, the program was one of President Obama’s State of the Union promises in 2014. It was supposed to try to reach millions of Americans whose jobs didn’t offer retirement savings or pensions plans, and would invest their money in government bonds.

As of late last year, however, just 20,000 people had signed up, according to CNNMoney.

“Unfortunately, there has been very little demand for the program, and the cost to taxpayers cannot be justified by the assets in the program,” said U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza.

The department said part of the reason for the low level of interest is that the private sector already has a number of good plans that, like the government-run program, don’t charge maintenance fees nor require a minimum balance, and are safe as investment options…

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Evidence Of Babylonian Destruction Of Jerusalem Unearthed In City Of David – Jerusalem Post
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Less than a week before Tisha Be’av, the Antiquities Authority presented further evidence of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians unearthed during excavations at the Jerusalem Walls-City of David National Park.

During the excavations, concentrated on the eastern slope of the City of David, structures dating back more than 2,600 years were unearthed after being delicately extricated from collapsed layers of stone, the authority said Wednesday.

“Nestled within the collapse, many findings have surfaced, including: charred wood, grape seeds, pottery, fish scales and bones, and unique and rare artifacts,” it said in a statement. “These findings depict the affluence and character of Jerusalem, capital of the Judean Kingdom, and are mesmerizing proof of the city’s demise at the hands of the Babylonians.”…

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Trump Warns Of Ending Healthcare ‘Bailouts’ For Congress, Pushes Senate For Majority Rule – Washington Times

President Trump said Saturday that Republican senators look like “fools” for refusing to change Senate rules that would allow legislation such to pass with a simple majority, and suggested that he’s looking at ending health-care subsidies for members of Congress.

“If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!” the president tweeted. “After seven years of ‘talking’ Repeal & Replace, the people of our great country are still being forced to live with imploding ObamaCare!”

The president appeared to be referring to a part of the 2010 health care law that shifted members of Congress and many staffers out of the normal health-benefits plan for federal employees and into the new Obamacare insurance exchanges. The Office of Personnel Management decided that the employer contribution portion of premiums could be provided through the exchange in the District…

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Putin Expels 755 U.S. Diplomats From Russia – The Hill
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Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered 755 U.S. diplomatic mission staff to leave the country in a Sunday interview with a Russian television station.

The diplomats must leave the country by Sept. 1, The New York Times reported.

In an interview Rossiya-1, Putin said he was capping the number of American personnel at 455 – the same as the number of Russian diplomatic and technical staff in the United States, according to the Washington Post.

The expulsion comes in response to legislation overwhelmingly passed by Congress last week that would increase sanctions against Russia and blocks President Trump from being able to lift the measures…

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Four German Women Arrested In Iraq Worked As ‘Morality Police’ For ISIS – Breitbart

Four German women who travelled to Iraq to join the Islamic State and were recently captured in Mosul are said to have worked for the terror group as “morality police” enforcing strict Shariah law.

The report comes from the German security services who told German magazine Der Spiegel that the four women, including 16-year-old Linda Wurzel, worked as Shariah enforcers in Mosul in the so-called Al-Khansaa Brigade. The women are said to have enforced the strict dress codes and social codes of Shariah and had the ability to physically beat women who disobeyed the laws, Die Presse reports.

At least two of the women were also involved in recruitment propaganda for the terror group, according to the report. The German government has been in talks with the Iraqi government regarding the four women, and has so far confirmed that none of the four will face the death penalty for their actions on behalf of the Islamic State…

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Federal Court Shoots Down DC Gun Law: Carrying In Public A “Core” Second Amendment Right – Washington Standard
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In a major win for liberty, a Federal Court of appeals in Washington, D.C. has just handed down an opinion affirming the fact that the 2nd Amendment most certainly includes the right to carry a firearm in public.

In a split 2-1 decision the majority reasoned that Washington, D.C.’s “for cause” regulation basically amounts to a gun ban in the city.

Current D.C. law requires that a citizen has a “good reason” for getting a concealed carry permit, which would allow them to carry a gun in public. However, it is the city that gets to decide whether or not a person has a “good reason” for needing to carry a gun, and they can reject almost any request.

D.C. Circuit Judge Thomas Griffith wrote the majority opinion for the court and was joined in his opinion by Judge Stephen F. Williams…

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20-Time Deportee Moves To Sanctuary City, Allegedly Rapes 65-Year-Old Woman – Breitbart

A Mexican national, deported by immigration authorities 20 times, moved to a sanctuary city and allegedly raped a 65-year-old woman.

Police officers in the sanctuary city of Portland arrested Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, after he allegedly broke into the home of a 65-year-old woman, tied her up, held her at knifepoint and raped her, KOIN CBS6 reported. Court records revealed Martinez has a long criminal history that includes burglary, battery, and multiple deportations.

“Defendant has entry/removal from [the] United States to/from Mexico 20 times with at least [five] probation violations from re-entry,” the local CBS affiliate reported from court documents filed in March 2017.

Eighteen years ago, Martinez, then 15, completed a drug and alcohol treatment program in Texas, court records stated. His record reveals multiple jail sentences in California and Oregon. The Mexican national lived in a shelter on Portland’s northwest side and illegally worked construction jobs for money…

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Leftist Catastrophe Update: 1,332 Counties Will Only Have One Health Insurer On Obamacare Exchange In 2018 – Washington Free Beacon
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Next year, there will be 1,332 counties in the United States that will only have one health insurer operating on the Obamacare exchanges, according to recent data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The agency has been looking at health insurer announcements and compiling data to see which counties will have either one or no Obamacare insurers operating in 2018. Roughly a month ago, the agency projected that 1,300 counties would have only one insurer operating next year.

The agency also previously reported there were 49 counties left with no insurer operating next year, but recent data finds that the number has declined to 40 counties…

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Gauntlet Thrown: House Judiciary Committee Demands Special Counsel To Investigate Comey, Lynch And Clinton – Zero Hedge

Roughly a month ago, we noted that Republicans might be well served to stop sitting around twiddling their thumbs waiting for the next Russia ‘bombshell’ to drop and actually go on the offensive against an ‘investigation’ that has obviously morphed into mass hysteria courtesy of free-flowing leaks from a conflicted “intelligence community” intent upon bringing down a presidency rather than finding out the truth. Here’s what we said:

Of course, until someone within the Trump administration or Republican Party smartens up and calls for the appointment of a ‘Special Counsel’ to look into Hillary’s email scandal, something that should have been done long ago, and not for retaliatory reasons but simply due to Comey’s and AG Lynch’s blatant mishandling of the investigation (a point which Deputy AG Rosenstein obviously agreed with), the Democrats have no reason to calm their mass hysteria. Then, and only then, do we suspect that Hillary might just be able to ‘convince’ her party to exercise some form of reasonable judgement…

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Trump Forces Out Reince Priebus, Names General John Kelly Chief Of Staff – New York Post
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“Survivor: White House” claimed its latest victim when President Trump on Friday dropped the bombshell announcement that he was replacing embattled chief of staff Reince Priebus with Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly.

“I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American and a Great Leader. John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He has been a true star of my Administration,” Trump said in a pair of tweets at about 4:50 p.m.

Priebus had been in the president’s dog house for months – and resigned privately on Thursday.

“I resigned privately yesterday,” Priebus confirmed to the Wall Street Journal…

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Baby Charlie Gard Dies In Hospice, Parents Say – Fox News

Charlie Gard, the critically ill British baby whose parents fought a highly publicized court battle to treat him with an experimental approach in the U.S., died on Friday in a hospice, his parent said.

Gard, who was 11 months old at the time of his death, suffered from a rare genetic disorder called mitochondrial depletion syndrome. Due to the illness, the baby had brain damage and was unable to breathe or move his limbs unaided.

Gard would have turned 1 next week.

The infant’s parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, lost a bitter court battle to bring him to the U.S. for the experimental treatment. The parents then spent months trying to persuade London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital to let the ill baby go to the U.S. for an experimental treatment they believed could help him. The parents raised more than $1.7 million to take him to America – but Charlie’s doctors opposed the idea, saying it would not help and cause the sick baby more suffering…

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Treasonous RINOs Collins, Murkowski And McCain Kill Obamacare Repeal Bill In Senate – Bloomberg
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A months-long effort by Senate Republicans to pass health legislation collapsed early Friday after GOP Senator John McCain joined two of his colleagues to block a stripped-down Obamacare repeal bill.

“I regret that our efforts were simply not enough, this time,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor after the vote. “This is clearly a disappointing moment.”

“It’s time to move on,” he added after pulling the bill from the floor.

The decision by McCain to vote no came after weeks of brinkmanship and after his dramatic return from cancer treatment to cast the 50th vote to start debate on the bill earlier this week. The GOP’s ‘skinny’ repeal bill was defeated 49-51, falling just short of the 50 votes needed to advance it. Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski also voted against it…

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FBI Indicts 2 Pennsylvania Democrat Mayors In Pay-To-Play Probe – Washington Standard

On Wednesday, two Pennsylvania Democrat mayors were indicted as a result of an FBI pay-to-play corruption probe.

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski (D) was charged with 14 counts relating to running a pay-to-play scheme, and other offenses while former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer (D) “essentially put up a ‘for sale’ sign in front of their city halls to sell city work to the highest bidder,” according to US Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania Louis Lappen.

Pawlowski is accused of being involved in the sale of city contracts. He and others had managed to direct the bids for delinquent city tax collections to his chosen firm.

Lappen said during the news conference that Pawlowski and Spencer “brazenly and repeatedly sold off city contracts.”

Lappen highlighted one incident claiming that Pawlowski allegedly solicited contributions to his gubernatorial campaign from two companies that were bidding to collect delinquent taxes for the city…

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ICE Chief Wants To Slap Smuggling Charges On Leaders Of Sanctuary Cities – Washington Times
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The country’s top immigration enforcement officer says he is looking into charging sanctuary city leaders with violating federal anti-smuggling laws because he is fed up with local officials putting their communities and his officers at risk by releasing illegal immigrants from jail.

Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also told Americans to expect more work site enforcement targeting unscrupulous employers and more 287(g) agreements with willing police and sheriff’s departments that want to help get illegal immigrants off their streets. Eventually, he said, ICE will break the deportation records of 409,849 migrants set in 2012 under President Obama.

“I think 409,000 is a stretch this year, but if [the Justice Department] keeps going in the direction they’re going in, if we continue to expand our operational footprint…

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House Votes To Add Border Wall Funding To Spending Bill – The Hill

The House used a procedural maneuver on Thursday to add $1.6 billion to a government spending bill for construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall promised by President Trump.

Lawmakers won’t be faced with a standalone vote on approving the $1.6 billion in taxpayer funds to pay for the wall. Instead, House GOP leaders opted to tuck adoption of the $1.6 billion into a procedural vote that begins floor debate on the part of the legislation that provides funding for defense programs.

Avoiding a standalone vote on the wall funding prevented what could have been a tough vote for some GOP lawmakers. Trump had promised during the campaign that Mexico would pay for the wall.

Five Republicans opposed the procedural vote: Reps. Will Hurd (Texas), Justin Amash (Mich.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Walter Jones (N.C.) and Steve Pearce (N.M.).

The House is expected to pass the national security-focused spending package later on Thursday…

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Jeff Bezos Surpasses Bill Gates As World’s Richest Man – Circa
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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos surpassed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as the world’s richest person on Thursday, Bloomberg reported.

Amazon shares rose 1.8 percent in early trading on Thursday. If the gains hold through closing, Bezos could jump ahead of Gates on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Gates has topped the list since May 2013.

As of Wednesday, shares of Amazon had surged 40 percent this year. Bezos owns 17 percent of the Seattle-based company. He also owns The Washington Post and founded aerospace company Blue Origin.

Bezos began Thursday with a total net worth of $89.8 billion, trailing only Gates, at $90.8 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index…

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Greece Arrests Russian ‘Mastermind’ Behind $4B Bitcoin Laundering Scheme – Zero Hedge

Greek authorities have arrested a 38-year-old Russian man wanted in the United States on suspicion of masterminding a money laundering operation involving at least $4 billion through transactions in bitcoins. Reuters reports, a U.S. jury indicted the man on Wednesday over the scheme which involved crimes ranging from computer hacking to drug trafficking.

KeepTalkingGreece reports that Alexander Vinnik was arrested in a small beachside village in northern Greece on Tuesday, according to local authorities, following an investigation led by the U.S. Justice Department along with several other federal agencies and task forces.

The following were found in his hotel room and seized by police:

* two laptops
* two tablets
* five mobile phones
* one router
* one camera
* four credit cards.

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One-Armed, Machete-Wielding Clown Arrested In Maine – Breitbart
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A man accused of drunkenly strolling down a road in Maine wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to his amputated arm has been arrested.

Maine State Police told WCSH-TV (http://on.wcsh6.com/2uZu4Db ) that 31-year-old Corey Berry, of Hollis, was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal threatening. He was released after posting $200 bail.

Police say Berry was first spotted in Hollis but then fled into the woods. He was taken into custody after re-emerging in Waterboro. Police say Berry was intoxicated but cooperative. He told officers that he was copying previous clown sightings as a prank…

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Swedish Government On Verge Of Collapse After Admitting ‘Accidental Leak’ Of Entire Nation’s Info – Zero Hedge

Swedish Government On Verge Of Collapse After Admitting ‘Accidental Leak’ Of Entire Nation’s Info.

Sweden appears to have accidentally leaked the details of almost all of its citizens. And now it’s getting worse as the leak happened in 2015, but only emerged last week. As The Indepedent reports,

The leak allowed unvetted IT workers in other countries to see the details of people registered in Swedish government and police databases.

It happened after the government looked to outsource data held by the Transport Agency, but did so in a way that allowed that information to be available to almost anyone, critics have claimed.

The opposition is seeking to boot out the ministers of infrastructure, defence and the interior – Anna Johansson, Peter Hultqvist and Anders Ygeman, respectively – for their role in outsourcing IT-services for the Swedish Transport Agency in 2015…

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Negligent District Attorneys Let Known Arson Rioter Go, Only To See Him Re-Offend – Gateway Pundit
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You may recall the story from a couple weeks ago where a Portland rioter is now facing federal arson charges for tossing burning flares into a Target store and a police cruiser. The suspect is Damion Feller and the event occurred as part of the May Day protest. But what you may not know is that the Multnomah County district attorney, Rod Underhill, had dropped charges on Feller from another protest-turned-riot that happened back in March.

According to court documents, Feller had initially been charged with Disorderly Conduct and Reckless Burning, stemming from an event that took place on March 29th, 2017. They even released him on his own recognizance. On April 12th, All of those charges were dropped, aka “No Complaint”ed, just three weeks before Fellers next round of criminal behavior…

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Walmart Unveils Manufacturing Plan To Create 1.5 Million New Jobs – Fox News

Walmart Inc. (WMT) met with government and business leaders in Washington on Wednesday to unveil a plan to spur growth in domestic manufacturing efforts that company executives say will create an estimated 1.5 million new jobs in the United States.

The meeting included a discussion with key individuals on both sides of the aisle about the biggest challenges the U.S. manufacturing sector currently faces. Using an analysis by the Boston Consulting Group and Walmart sourcing data, the company crafted a 10-point plan to “recapture” an estimated $300 billion in imported consumer goods, stoking job growth in the process.

“As we’ve worked over the last four years alongside our suppliers toward our goal to source an additional $250 billion in products that support American jobs, we’ve learned a great deal about the challenges our suppliers face in domestic manufacturing,” said Cindi Marsiglio, Walmart vice president for U.S. Sourcing and Manufacturing. “The good news is we’ve also learned how to overcome the challenges and, because of our experience, Walmart is uniquely positioned to help facilitate broad engagement in accelerating the expansion of U.S. manufacturing.”…

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Steve Scalise Released From Hospital – Washington Times
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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was released from the hospital Tuesday in “good spirits,” according to a press release from MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

“Congressman Steve Scalise has made excellent progress in his recovery from a life-threatening gunshot wound six weeks ago. Yesterday, he was discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is now beginning a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation. He is in good spirits and is looking forward to his return to work once he completes rehabilitation,” reads the statement in part.

Mr. Scalise was readmitted to the hospital earlier this month for an infection and was listed as in “serious condition.”…

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Trump Reverses Obama’s Absurd Order Allowing Trannies In The Military – Daily Caller

President Donald Trump has made the executive decision to ban transgenders from serving in the military, reversing a major decision by the Obama administration.

In a tweet series posted Wednesday morning, Trump stated that after serious consultation with military experts, the U.S. cannot allow transgenders to serve in the armed forces because of medical costs and disruption posted by integrating these individuals.

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow…” Trump wrote in a tweet. “…Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming…”

“…victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you,” Trump added.

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Trump Warns Congress Not To Leave DC Without Repealing Obamacare – Daily Caller
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President Donald Trump warned Congress early Monday morning to make sure they finalize a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare before the lawmakers leave for the August recess.

Trump tweeted that he could not imagine a scenario in which “Congress would dare to leave Washington without a beautiful new HealthCare bill fully approved and ready to go!”

Senate lawmakers return to Washington Monday after a week-long recess, with the goal of coming to a consensus on how to repeal Obamacare, but the time at home appears to have made the path forward anything but easier on Republicans.

Instead of returning to their Washington offices with a clearer sense of how to move forward, lawmakers find themselves dealing with at least one more Republican defection and a reignited, fierce debate between moderates and conservatives…

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Woman Faces Probation For Groping Female Passenger During Las Vegas Flight – Law Newz

An Oregon woman faces probation for groping a female passenger on an Alaska Airlines flight. Heidi McKinney, 26, is scheduled for a sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court on Monday. She pleaded guilty in March to assault with the intent to commit a felony, although she was originally charged with third-degree sexual abuse by Multnomah County officials.

Court documents obtained by KOIN say it happened during a Las Vegas-to-Portland flight on May 10, 2016. The victim said McKinney sat down next to her, and put her hands on the victim’s chest, “allowing her hands to linger there uncomfortably.”

McKinney made unrequited small talk, asking personal questions, disrespecting how much wealth the victim seemed to have, and bragging about her own wealth. She also put her arm around the woman, and took photos of her. This was before lift-off. In the air, McKinney brought out alcohol she smuggled onto the flight. The victim turned her down, and the defendant threw it at the woman’s lap…

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Study: Nearly All Recent Global Warming Is Fabricated – Breitbart
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Much of recent global warming has been fabricated by climate scientists to make it look more frightening, a study has found.

The peer-reviewed study by two scientists and a veteran statistician looked at the global average temperature datasets (GAST) which are used by climate alarmists to argue that recent years have been “the hottest evah” and that the warming of the last 120 years has been dramatic and unprecedented.

What they found is that these readings are “totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.”

That is, the adjusted data used by alarmist organizations like NASA, NOAA, and the UK Met Office differs so markedly from the original raw data that it cannot be trusted…

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Merkel Migrant Blowback Begins: Chechen Sharia Police Terrorize Berlin – Zero Hedge

A hundred Islamists are now openly enforcing Sharia law on the streets of Berlin, according to local police who are investigating a recent string of violent assaults in the German capital.

The self-appointed morality police involve Salafists from Chechnya, a predominantly Sunni Muslim region in Russia. The vigilantes are using threats of violence to discourage Chechen migrants from integrating into German society; they are also promoting the establishment of a parallel Islamic legal system in Germany. German authorities appear unable to stop them.

The Sharia patrol came to public light in May 2017, when Chechen Salafists released a video warning other Chechens in Germany that those who fail to comply with Islamic law and adat, a traditional Chechen code of behavior, will be killed. The video’s existence was reported by Meduza, a Russian-language independent media organization based in Latvia. The video, which circulated through WhatsApp, an online messaging service, showed a hooded man aiming a pistol at the camera. Speaking in Chechen, he declared…

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Secretary Of State Tillerson Flies To Gulf For Talks On Qatar Crisis – Reuters
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to the Gulf on Monday for talks aimed at resolving a crisis over the cutoff of diplomatic and transport links with Qatar by Saudi Arabia and three regional allies.

In Doha, a Western diplomat said creation of a “terror finance monitoring mechanism” would feature in the talks, but declined to elaborate. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt imposed sanctions last month, accusing Doha of aiding terrorism, something it denies.

The State Department said Tillerson, who forged extensive ties in the Gulf as CEO of ExxonMobil, would hold talks with leaders in Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. He was flying from Istanbul where he attended an international petroleum conference…

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Iraqi PM Declares Victory In Mosul As Army Drives ISIS Out Of City – Daily Telegraph

Dressed in the black cap and fatigues of the Iraqi counter-terrorism forces, a jubilant Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday to declare victory over the Islamic State in the city, even as fighting continued to rout the last jihadist diehards from a sliver from the Old City.

On day 266 of fighting to recapture the city, Mr Abadi shared a photo of himself shaking the hand of an Iraqi officer as he walked on the runway of a nearby airbase.

“The commander in chief of the armed forces Haider al-Abadi arrived in the liberated city of Mosul and congratulated the heroic fighters and Iraqi people for the great victory,” his office said in a statement.

Earlier, counter-terrorism forces were pictured planting the Iraqi flag on the western bank of the Tigris River after advancing through the Old City where Isil fighters have made their last stand. It marked the end of the fight that lasted nearly nine months – longer than the Battle for Stalingrad – and put an end to the terror group’s three year rule over Iraq’s second city…

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Comey’s Private Memos On Trump Conversations Contained Classified Material – The Hill
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More than half of the memos former FBI Director James Comey wrote as personal recollections of his conversations with President Trump about the Russia investigation have been determined to contain classified information, according to interviews with officials familiar with the documents.

This revelation raises the possibility that Comey broke his own agency’s rules and ignored the same security protocol that he publicly criticized Hillary Clinton for in the waning days of the 2016 presidential election.

Comey testified last month he considered the memos to be personal documents and that he shared at least one of them with a friend. He asked that friend, a lawyer at Columbia University, to leak information from one memo to the news media in hopes of increasing pressure to get a special prosecutor named in the Russia case after Comey was fired as FBI director…

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California Upholds ‘Right’ For Pedophiles To Marry 10-Year-Old Kids – Your News Wire

Lawmakers in California have upheld the rights for pedophiles to legally marry children as young as 10 years old, in a sick and twisted ruling.

Girls as young as ten are among over 200,000 children who were allowed to legally wed adults in the last 15 years – according to shocking new data uncovered by a Bay Area legislator:

A Bay Area legislator was shocked when he learned from a young constituent that while Californians cannot legally consent to sex until they are 18, they can – with the permission of a parent and a judge’s order – get married at any age, even if their spouse is many years older.

“I thought, that can’t be true in California,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, a Democrat from San Mateo. “We found that it is true in California and true in many states throughout the country.”

But Hill’s resulting proposal to bar juveniles from getting hitched has been watered down after it prompted strong objections from civil rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union…

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Bizarre Washington Post Story Tries To Blame Right-Wing Radio For Scalise Shooting – Newsbusters
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The blogosphere erupted in a collective roar at Washington Post reporter Peter Holley’s bizarre attempt to blame the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and other Republican softball players and security guards in Alexandria, Virginia on conservative talk radio. Holley’s cockeyed conspiracy theory was that the shooter, James Hodgkinson, may have listened to local senior-citizen radio host Bob Romanik back in Belleville, Illinois (just east of St. Louis).

The online headline is “In Alexandria shooter’s hometown, rage-filled radio host channels middle America’s inner frustration.” Fox News had a roundup of the mystified tweets:

What’s the point of this?” BuzzFeed political reporter Katherine Miller asked on Twitter. “The shooter hated Trump and there’s no indication in the story he listened to this pro-Trump host.”…

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Left-Wing Columnist Suspended After Cops Release Video Proof That His Account Of ‘Scary’ Traffic Stop Was A Lie – BizPac Review

A Missouri sheriff called out a newspaper columnist for sensationalizing a routine traffic stop.

Boone County Sheriff Dwayne Carey fired back at Columbia Daily Tribune’s now suspended columnist Bill Clark after a June 30 opinion piece in which Clark declared he was lucky he didn’t “get shot” and now knew how “minority motorists” must feel when getting pulled over by police.

“I’m lucky I didn’t get shot,” Clark, an 84-year-old white man,wrote. “Sirens wailed and when I stopped, two officers were out of the sheriff’s vehicle. When I reached over to turn off the radio and then take my wallet out of my pocket to produce the driver’s license and insurance card, I realized my hands were not at the top of my steering wheel. Danger lurked and official arrogance was to follow.”

Clark claimed his life “seemed to be in danger” and that his “rear bumper full of liberal bumper stickers” and his aging car were probably a tip-off for police that he was an “aging hippie with a weed habit.”…

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9th Circuit Court Also Says No To State Of Hawaii Challenge To Trump Travel Ban – Breitbart
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One day after U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson denied the state of Hawaii’s motion to broaden the definition of “bona fide relationship” for refugees and visa applicants affected by Executive Order 13780, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals followed suit.

In its June 26 decision, the Supreme Court let stand the temporary travel and refugee ban contained in that executive order but added that the ban would not apply to refugees and visa applicants with a “bona fide relationship” to an American resident.

The Trump administration quickly defined “bona fide relationship” as parent, child, sibling, spouse or fiance. The state of Hawaii wants a broader definition that would include grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and possibly more distant relations…

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Leftist Media Ignoring Virginia Governor’s Role In Green Car Scandal That Fleeced Taxpayers Out Of Millions – Judicial Watch

An electric car company that folded after taking millions of taxpayer dollars was founded by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair, but the mainstream media is ignoring this pertinent fact.

The Mississippi-based company, GreenTech, shut down in January but is back in the spotlight because this week the state’s auditor demanded the firm repay $6.4 million in public funds. Only a small Richmond, Virginia newspaper prominently reported McAuliffe’s ties to the scandal, stating in the headline that “Mississippi auditor demands $6.4M repayment from McAuliffe’s former electric car company.”

Most mainstream news outlets ignored the story altogether and a few kept McAuliffe’s name out the minimal coverage. Washington D.C.’s mainstream newspaper went with a lengthy wire service story that matter-of-factly mentions McAuliffe in the very last sentence. “Among former insiders is Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe,” the end of the article states…

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Texas Judge Throws Out Leftist Professors’ Lawsuit Against Campus Carry – Red Alert Politics
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A lawsuit attempting to overturn campus carry laws in the state of Texas has been thrown out.

Three University of Texas (UT) professors brought a suit against the Texas Attorney General and members of the UT board of regents, claiming that the Texas legislature’s decision to pass a bill allowing campus carry violated their constitutional rights.

Dallas News is reporting that U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel threw out the suit because it was based solely on conjecture and censorship.

“Plaintiffs ask the court to find standing based on their self-imposed censoring of classroom discussions caused by their fear of the possibility of illegal activity by persons not joined in this lawsuit,” Yeakel wrote…

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14 Lessons For Stupid People – Patrice Lewis

As I write this, the German town of Hamburg is in chaos as 100,000 anti-capitalists (otherwise known as “stupid people”) pour in to participate in a “Welcome to Hell” protest against the G20 summit. Police have responded to the violence with water cannons and pepper spray while Hamburg residents are suffering vandalism and arson to their homes, businesses and cars by the peaceful demonstrators. Beer appears to be a popular fuel for the rioters.

As with most protests of this nature, it’s a little vague what these people find objectionable, but a few themes have emerged. Demonstrators want open borders, more wealth distribution and an end to capitalism. According to the U.K.’s Daily Mail, “Protesters say the G20 has failed to solve many of the issues threatening world peace, including climate change, worsening inequality and violent conflicts” – thus accomplishing at the rally the very things they claim they’re against. (That’s why they’re known as “stupid people.”)

The arson, rioting and vandalism initiated by the protesters, doubtless to illustrate how peaceful and inclusive they are, as well as their violent opposition to violent conflicts, merely echoes similar protests that have taken place in many Western nations, especially America…

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The Democrats’ Soviet Insane Asylum For Trump – Jamie Glazov
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The former Soviet Union possessed many imaginative mechanisms to deal with the problem of enemies of the people who obstructed the path to socialist utopia – now known as “social justice.” One of those mechanisms was the practice of confining individuals who were thinking the wrong thoughts to insane asylums. Indeed, if you caused any trouble for the commissars, a good inoculation of neuroleptics (powerful drugs used to “quiet” the symptoms of schizophrenia), forcibly administered through a tube in the nose, could do wonders in bringing your politically incorrect behavior to a halt.

Dissidents such as Natalya Gorbanevskaya, Pyotr Grigorenko, Vladimir Bukovsky, Alexander Esenin-Volpin and Joseph Brodsky were all among the brave freedom-fighters who bore the brunt of the Soviet practice of institutionalizing dissidents in mental hospitals and force-feeding them mind-shattering drugs…

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Trump Labels North Korea A “Problem And Menace” At G20 Summit – Associated Press

President Donald Trump assailed North Korea as a “problem and menace” Saturday as he met with Asian allies on the sidelines of an international summit to build consensus on next steps after the North’s recent test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

“Something has to be done about it,” Trump said as he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. In a separate meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump said the two were tackling “the problem and menace of North Korea.”

Abe, speaking through a translator, noted that the security situation in the Asia Pacific region has become “increasingly severe” due to North Korea’s push to develop its ballistic missile and nuclear program. Abe said he wanted to “demonstrate the robust partnership as well as the bonds” between Japan and the U.S. on the issue.

North Korea’s successful test launch of an ICBM was a major milestone in its long-term effort to build a missile that could carry a nuclear warhead to attack the United States…

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U.S. And Russia Announce Ceasefire For Syria After Trump-Putin Meeting – Breitbart
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On Friday, as President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the U.S. State Department confirmed the two sides had reached a ceasefire agreement in Syria. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called it, “the first indication of the U.S. and Russia being able to work together in Syria.”

“We spent a very, very lengthy period on Syria. With a great amount of detail on the agreement, we concluded today but also where we go,” Tillerson said of the meeting between Trump and Putin.

CBS News and the Associated Press report that Jordan and Israel, which border on southern Syria, are also part of the plan. Jordanian Minister of Media Affairs Mohammed Momani announced on Friday that the ceasefire would go into effect at noon local time on Sunday, July 9…

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Leftist Oregon Governor To Sign Bill Providing “Free” Abortions For All – Washington Times

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday that she plans to sign a sweeping, unprecedented bill requiring insurers to provide free abortions for their customers, including illegal immigrants.

“The ability to control our bodies and make informed decisions about health are critical to providing all Oregonians the opportunity to achieve our full potential and live productive, thriving lives,” the Democratic chief executive said in an email. “Attempts to deny access to contraceptives and family planning are an attack on all Oregonians, particularly women of color, low-income and young women.”

The $10.2 million bill, which cleared the state House and Senate with no Republican votes, also comes as a badly needed boost for Planned Parenthood’s Oregon affiliate, which helped write the measure and pushed for its passage as it struggles to keep its doors open.

Democrats said the bill would ensure equal access to abortion, but several Republicans said they didn’t understand why the legislation was necessary, given that Oregon already has the least-restrictive abortion laws in the nation…

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Judge Brown’s Retirement Will Let Trump Appoint Conservative To Powerful DC Circuit Court – Wall Street Journal
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President Donald Trump will soon have the ability to start remaking Washington’s second-most powerful court, with the expected retirement of Judge Janice Rogers Brown from the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Judge Brown, a 2005 appointee of President George W. Bush, has notified officials that she is stepping down, according to a person familiar with the matter. Judge Brown, 68 years old, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.

It is common for federal judges to time their retirements when a president of the party who appointed them is in office. That increases the odds of a like-minded successor.

Moreover, retired federal judges frequently assume “senior status,” which allows them to maintain their salaries and continue hearing cases, with some limitations…

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‘Black Lives Matter’ Leaders Sued Over Baton Rouge Police Shooting – Reuters

A police officer wounded in a shooting rampage in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last year that left three officers dead sued Black Lives Matter movement leaders on Friday, accusing them of inciting violence that spurred the attack.

The lawsuit filed in a U.S. district court in Louisiana named DeRay McKesson and four other Black Lives Matter leaders as defendants and sought at least $75,000 in damages.

It came on the one-year anniversary of one of the deadliest days in modern U.S. history for law enforcement. On July 7, 2016, a black man angered by what he saw as deadly racial bias in U.S. policing launched a downtown Dallas sniper attack, killing five officers deployed at a protest decrying police shootings of black men.

McKesson was not immediately available for comment and Black Lives Matter leaders have denied accusations that their movement promotes violence against police.

About 10 days after the Dallas shooting, a decorated ex-U.S. Marine sergeant opened fire on police in Baton Rouge, killing three officers…

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Trump Administration Has Fired More Than 500 VA Employees Since January – Washington Examiner
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Department of Veterans Affairs officials have fired more than 500 misbehaving employees since January, according to data posted online Friday.

VA Secretary David Shulkin touted his agency’s decision to publish its efforts to hold VA employees accountable, unveiling new requirements for updating the public on personnel actions.

“Veterans and taxpayers have a right to know what we’re doing to hold our employees accountable and make our personnel actions transparent,” Shulkin said in a statement. “Posting this information online for all to see, and updating it weekly, will do just that.”

The VA has removed 526 employees since Jan. 20, according to the accountability report released on Friday…

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Trump-Authorized Strike Obliterates Base In Somalia Used To Train Terrorists – Daily Caller

The U.S. has launched its first devastating air strike Sunday against al-Qaida-affiliated militants in Somalia under new authority granted by President Donald Trump.The Pentagon estimates the lethal strike destroyed a main al-Shabaab training base about 185 miles southwest of Mogadishu, killing eight militants in the process, Reuters reports.

Trump authorized the Pentagon in March to conduct “legal action” against al-Shabaab in a particular area where active hostilities are occurring.

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement that the reason for the strike is a direct response to al-Shabaab’s aggressive moves to cement control in the region, noting that in the last eight months, the terror group has captured three African Union Mission in Somalia forward operating bases.

Al-Shabaab has also conducted successful operations against government forces in Burundi, Uganda and Kenya, netting the group large supplies of heavy weaponry, armed vehicles, small arms and other gear it has used to make huge strides in Somalia…

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Naked Florida Man Attacks, Urinates On Police Car – Breitbart
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A Florida man found walking on a highway naked attacked a sheriff’s car and urinated on it, police say.

A sheriff’s deputy arrested Andrew Humphries, 18, after police found him walking along South U.S. Highway 441 naked Wednesday following a car crash, WTSP reported.

Police responded to a report of a crash on Highway 441 and Southeast 81st Street when they learned one of the drivers left the scene.

According to a video of the incident, a deputy found Humphries strolling along the highway and asked the man to come to him.

“What’s the deal, man? Why are you naked?” the deputy asked. “Were you in that accident up the road there?”…

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Syrian State TV Claims ISIS Leader Al-Baghadi Has Been ‘Killed In A Massive Airstrike’ – The Sun

Syrian state television has reported the leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghadi has been killed in an air strike. Claims suggest the world’s most wanted terrorist was blasted with heavy artillery while in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa.

It is possible the terror chief was ‘killed’ by white phosphorus bombing campaigns lead by Coalition forces in the IS-infested region throughout last week. Dramatic footage has emerged showing the scorching munitions showering down on to the city and setting buildings ablaze.

Al-Baghdadi has a £20 million bounty on his head because of his hate-filled sermons that inspired suicide attacks across Europe. However, this is not the first time al-Baghadi has been reported dead and many experts are sceptical of the latest claims.

The death would certainly be a propaganda victory for the Assad regime as Syria’s civil war continues. According to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 13 civilians have been killed in coalition are raids in Raqqa over the past 24 hours…

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Jeff Sessions To Answer Pointless Questions Tuesday At Fake Russia Scandal Hearing – New York Post
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has agreed to appear before the Senate intelligence committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election. In a letter Saturday to Sen. Richard Shelby, Sessions writes that his decision to appear comes in light of last week’s testimony by fired FBI Director James Comey.

Sessions had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before a Senate panel chaired by Shelby. Sessions says it’s clear the Russian investigation would become the focus of questioning.

Sessions recused himself from a federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice last year with the Russian ambassador to the U.S…

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Sex Attacks At Swedish Festivals Have Risen 1,000 Percent – Breitbart

A new report has revealed that sex attacks at Swedish festivals have increased as much as 1000 percent in 2016, a trend which does not appear to be changing.

Non-profit organisation The Night Shift say they have documented over a hundred cases of sexual molestation, and that the numbers continue to rise Expressen reports. Over the past year, Sweden has seen a dramatic increase in the number of sex attacks at open air festivals and amusement parks across the country.

Grona Lund, an amusement park in Stockholm, was the scene of one sex attack last year, but so far this year there have been at least four according to security manager Fredrik Gemzell. The park, which has only been open since April, is one of the busiest in the country.

“All cases are reported to the police. It is young teenage girls who have been victims,” said Gemzell adding, “We have our own security centre, where visitors can call. In addition, we have a security team which patrols the park. It is good that the police reported…

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3 Intollerant Leftist Groups Stop D.C. Gay Pride Parade, Force Them To Take Alternate Route – 100PercentFedUp
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Protesters affiliated with the group No Justice, No Pride blocked this year’s Capital Pride Parade on three separate occasions, delaying the parade and forcing participants to use an alternative route, in protest of the participation of police officers and certain corporate sponsors.

The No Justice, No Pride group first conducted its own march down the planned parade route with signs like “rainbows don’t cover death merchants” and “no pride in police violence.” They then blocked the route at 15th and P Streets NW. Police formed a barricade around the demonstrators, allowing them to continue the protest, while re-routing the official parade down 16th Street. No arrests have been reported.

Pride parade fans were furious over the hijacking of their parade by leftist activist groups like Black Lives Matter and lashed out at the thugs who forced them to re-route the parade…

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Czech Republic Joins Poland, Hungary And Slovakia In Refusing EU-Imposed Migrants – Gateway Pundit

The Czech Republic has joined its Central European neighbors in officially announcing a withdrawal from the European Union’s 2015 migrant resettlement program.

After much criticism of the scheme, which seeks to resettle an initial 160,000 migrants from Italy and Greece across EU member states, the Czechs have finally withdrawn citing concerns over security and the ‘’dysfunctionality’’ of what has been criticized as a shambolic program.

Prague had accepted only 12 of the 1,600 migrants required by Brussels before leaving the program, which imposes quotas on all 28 member states under threat of sanction.

The resettlement scheme was the EU’s initial response to the near Biblical wave of migrants which arrived in autumn 2015 following Angela Merkel’s decision to open Germany’s borders.

In April, Czech Interior Minister, Milan Chovanec, had stated that his government would have to decide whether resistance to the EU’s quotas was worth the massive fines such a refusal would incur…

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Trump Has Signed More Bills Into Law At This Point In Presidency Than His Four Predecessors – Washngton Times
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House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy have issued a very promising report about President Trump so far in his presidency. Compared to his immediate predecessors, Mr. Trump is forging ahead in his bid to better the nation and move forward.

“To date, President Trump has signed 37 bills into law, placing him ahead of the last four administrations,” the two Republican leaders noted in a report issued Thursday. At this point in his presidency, President Obama had signed off on 24 bills. President George W. Bush signed 15, President Clinton 33 bills and President George H.W. Bush 35.

The two leaders had other news of interest to voters weary of a do-nothing Capitol Hill.

“The Republican-led House has passed 158 bills, making it the most productive in the modern-era,” the pair said in their report…

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Senate Republicans Using Special Rules To Fast-Track Obamacare Replacement – KJRH

Senate Republicans are greasing the wheels for the party’s health care replacement plan.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoked Senate Rule 14 on Wednesday. That would allow the American Health Care Act – which barely passed the House on May 4 – to bypass Senate committees and go straight to a floor vote without a debate.

And since the AHCA is technically a budget reconciliation bill, Democrats can’t filibuster. The bill could pass with just 51 votes.

But before they can vote on their version of a health care bill, Senate Republicans need to finalize one.

Two major holdouts are Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Mike Lee. Additionally, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Tom Cotton have voiced concern with the bill’s direction. Republicans only have 52 seats in the Senate, which means the party can only afford to lose two votes.

Vice President Mike Pence would cast the deciding vote if there’s a tie. The Senate also requires a score from the Congressional Budget Office before a vote…

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ICE Officers Round Up 113 Criminal Aliens In New Jersey Sweep – Breitbart
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 113 criminal illegal aliens in New Jersey this week during a five-day “enforcement surge.”

Officers targeted criminal aliens throughout the state during an operation from June 5 to 9. Officials reported 93 of the illegal aliens arrested had criminal convictions and 87 percent of those arrested had felony convictions, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from ICE officials.

“The continued results of our Fugitive Operations officers and their law enforcement partners underscore ICE’s ongoing and steady commitment to public safety,” Newark ERO Field Director John Tsoukaris said in a written statement…

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Washington, D.C. Spending $20,000 To Paint LGBTQ Murals On Storm Drains – Washington Free Beacon

The District of Columbia is spending $20,000 to pay artists to paint environmentally friendly, pro-LGBTQ murals on storm drains.

Mayor Muriel Bowser unveiled a “rainbow-colored crosswalk” on Friday to promote gay pride parades that are taking place in the city this weekend. Bowser announced storm drains would also be painted by local artists to “celebrate the LGBTQ identity” and the environment.

“We are installing these temporary crosswalks as a symbol of Washington, D.C.’s inclusivity and LGBTQ pride,” Bowser said. “For many years, Washington, D.C., has been a leader on LGBTQ rights, and my administration will continue pushing forward to protect and defend the rights of and expand opportunity for our LGBTQ residents. It is an honor to be part of this installation, and I look forward to joining residents from across D.C. at the Capital Pride Parade.”

Bowser’s office said the rainbow crosswalks are temporary in order to “comply with federal standards.”…

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Triggered Leftist Professors Resign Over New Pro-Gun Campus Law – Red Alert Politics
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A Wichita State University professor is resigning over a Kansas campus open-carry law that is set to take effect this summer.

“Clear, open, critical discussion cannot take place in an environment of threat and fear,” Deborah Ballard-Reisch wrote in a letter to University President John Bardo. “Guns on campus will make it that much more difficult for them to feel safe,” she wrote.

“As someone who has experienced gun violence personally, I do not feel safe with guns in the classroom.” Ballard-Reisch was robbed at gunpoint in 2014.

In 2013, Kansas passed a law permitting people to bring guns into public buildings, with a four-year extension for universities and community colleges to comply. The law on campuses takes effect on July 1…

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12 Staffers At Democrat-Linked Group Charged With Voter Fraud – Daily Caller

Local prosecutors in Marion County, Indiana, charged 12 employees of a Democratic-linked voter recruitment organization of submitting fraudulent voter registration applications prior to the 2016 election.

According to the Associated Press, prosecutors say that 11 temporary canvassers working for the Indiana Voter Registration Project made and sent in an unknown number of fake voter applications. The canvassers’ supervisor, Holiday Burke, was charged as well.

The organization, the AP reported, is managed by Patriot Majority USA a group with strong ties to Democratic Party, including former President Bill Clinton and former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, as well as labor unions.

The investigation by state authorities began last August when a clerk in Hendricks County marked around a dozen voter forms with suspicious information. The probe went into 56 counties where the organization collected 45,000 applications. Patriot Majority rejected the notion the group engaged in any illegal activity…

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Attorney General Sessions Ends Revenue Stream For Obama’s Lefties – WorldNetDaily
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pulling the plug on a Justice Department policy instituted during the Obama years that effectively forced corporations to settle lawsuits by, in part, funding Obama’s favorite leftist political organizations, a practice many critics considered a liberal slush fund.

“When the federal government settles a case against a corporate wrongdoer, any settlement funds should go first to the victims and then to the American people – not to bankroll third-party special interest groups or the political friends of whoever is in power,” said Sessions in a statement.

Former Justice Department official Hans von Spakovsky is now with the Heritage Foundation. He is also co-author of “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department.” He calls the former policy nothing more than the government stealing from the American people…

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The Damaging Case Against James Comey – Jonathan Turley

The testimony of James Comey proved long on atmospherics and short on ethics. While many were riveted by Comey’s discussion of his discomfort in meetings with President Trump, most seemed to miss the fact that Comey was describing his own conduct in strikingly unethical terms. The greatest irony is that Trump succeeded in baiting Comey to a degree that even Trump could not have imagined. After calling Comey a “showboat” and poor director, Comey proceeded to commit an unethical and unprofessional act in leaking damaging memos against Trump.

Comey described a series of ethical challenges during his term as FBI director. Yet, he almost uniformly avoided taking a firm stand in support of the professional standards of the FBI. During the Obama administration, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch gave Comey a direct order to mislead the public by calling the ongoing investigation a mere “matter.” Rather than standing firm on the integrity of his department and refusing to adopt such a meaningless and misleading term, Comey yielded to Lynch while now claiming discomfort over carrying out the order…

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Communist Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Think Christians Are Fit For Public Office – The Federalist
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While the nation’s capital was twittering with excitement on Wednesday about former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, something far more outrageous was underway in another Senate hearing: Sen. Bernie Sanders, in a blatant violation of Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, was applying a religious test for an office of public trust.

Specifically, Sanders doesn’t think Christians are fit to serve in government because they’re bigots. Basic Christian theology, in Sanders’s view, “is indefensible, it is hateful, it is Islamophobic, and it is an insult to over a billion Muslims throughout the world.”

Here’s what happened. During a confirmation hearing for Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, Sanders expressed his indignation at an article Vought had written in January 2016 about a controversy that erupted at Vought’s alma mater, Wheaton College…

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House Republicans Vote To Replace Disastrous Dodd-Frank Regulations – Political Insider

Following the 2008 financial crisis, Barack Obama and his liberal allies passed one of the most biggest pieces of regulatory legislation in modern history: Dodd-Frank.

The law places extremely burdensome regulations on banks and other financial institutions, with the alleged goal of preventing another financial crisis. In reality, Dodd-Frank proved to be a disaster and simply gave more power to the federal government over our economy, and failed to address the root cause of the 2008 financial crisis.

Well, now that Republicans are in power, they have their sights set on Dodd-Frank, and the House of Representatives voted 233-186 to replace the disastrous law with their own piece of legislation.

From The Washington Examiner:

Authored by Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, the conservative chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, the bill is perhaps second only to the healthcare legislation Republicans passed last month in its scope and significance…

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Lawsuit Claims 900 Georgia High School Students Were Groped By Cops During Warrantless Drug Sweep – KTLA
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About 900 students at a Georgia high school were groped by law enforcement officers during a drug sweep that was conducted without a warrant and didn’t yield any drugs, a federal lawsuit claims.

The suit was filed by a human rights group on behalf of students at Worth County High after an April 14 incident when about 40 officers showed up at the school without advance notice.

They put the school on lockdown for four hours and ordered many students into hallways, where they were forced to stand spread eagle, the lawsuit says.

According to the suit, officers cupped boys’ genitals, touched girls’ vaginas, reached inside bras, touched girls’ bare breasts, patted their buttocks and placed their hands inside students’ underwear. No drugs were found…

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Comey’s Columbia Leaker Pal Goes Into Hiding After Testimony – New York Post

He took the right to remain silent!

A Columbia University professor from Brooklyn went into hiding Thursday after pal James Comey revealed during his Senate testimony that the man leaked memos detailing the former FBI chief’s conversations with President Trump to the press.

Daniel Richman confirmed by e-mail to several reporters that he was the “good friend” and law-school prof who Comey slipped the documents – then hightailed it out of his tony Brooklyn Heights home and refused to answer any more questions.

Comey had just told a Senate Intelligence Committee that Richman was the conduit for the memo, which documented Trump asking Comey to drop the FBI’s probe into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.

Richman is a former federal prosecutor who worked with Comey at Columbia in 2013. His Ivy League university’s Web site crashed as people nationwide frantically tried to find out more about the mysterious middle man suddenly thrust into the biggest story in the country…

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Trey Gowdy Picked To Lead House Oversight Committee – Fox News
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The Republican Steering Committee has elected Rep. Trey Gowdy, (R-S.C.), to serve as the next chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

“I am grateful to the Steering Committee and the Conference as a whole for this opportunity to serve,” Gowdy said in a statement. “I look forward to working alongside the other Committee members, as well as any member of Congress, as we discharge the jurisdiction assigned to us.”

Gowdy will replace outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who is resigning from Congress at the end of June.

“Trey Gowdy is the right person for the job,” Chaffetz said in a statement. “He has a long history of demanding accountability, upholding transparency, and relentlessly pursuing the truth…

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Comey: A Six-Foot, Eight-Inch Pajama Boy – Patricia McCarthy

Aside from revealing that President Trump is guilty of exactly nothing but winning an election, James Comey sure did reveal a lot about himself. His feelings are easily hurt, he gets scared in Trump’s presence, he gets nauseated, is weak, gets confused and stunned. He is sorry his workforce had to hear what Trump said about the FBI, that it is in disarray. He sounded like a college snowflake on almost any American college campus in need of a safe space.

After a lifetime as a lawyer, U.S. attorney for the Southern District, U.S. deputy district attorney, and corporate lawyer, this is a man who never should have been appointed as director of the FBI. He does not have the temperament for the job. We learned yesterday that he unlawfully leaked his own memo, property of the FBI, to the press to “spur a special prosecutor” and cover his own backside. Why not turn it over to acting director McCabe or the DOJ? Because he’s malicious. He likely leaked a whole lot more to the press that is so in love with anonymous sources…

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Trump Empowers States With Massive Permitting Reform – Breitbart
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President Donald Trump wrapped up infrastructure week at the Department of Transportation on Friday, highlighting his moves to reform what the White House called a “burdensome regulatory system that has left American infrastructure crumbling.”

Trump began his visit with a roundtable where state DOT heads described the hindrances that the current permitting process impose on their infrastructure projects. The heads of state Departments of Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation leaders, and White House senior officials participated in the discussion along with hosts Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao and Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke.

From the DOT atrium, Trump spoke to members of Congress, representatives of the transportation community, heads of state Departments of Transportation, and U.S. Department of Transportation staff…

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Trump Attorney To File Complaints Against James Comey For Leaking Memo – Washington Examiner

President Trump’s attorney plans to file a pair of complaints against former FBI Director James Comey for leaking his own memo to the press and for previous testimony before a Senate panel.

Marc Kasowitz, Trump’s outside counsel, will file the first complaint with the Department of Justice inspector general early next week, a source close to the legal team told the Washington Examiner.

The second complaint will go to the Senate Judiciary Committee and focus on statements Comey made Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. But it will also cite testimony Comey delivered to the judiciary committee in May, when he was still head of the FBI…

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British Election Results: May’s Gamble Backfires – Financial Times
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Theresa May’s gamble on a snap election has dramatically backfired after her quest for a “stronger mandate” to deliver Brexit ended up in the humiliation of a hung parliament, leaving her future as prime minister in doubt. The Conservatives emerged as the biggest party but are projected to fall eight seats short of an overall majority, leaving the Tories trying to form a minority government.

A visibly shaken Mrs May said during the night that the Conservative party would “fulfil its duty” to ensure stability as the start of Brexit negotiations loom later in the month. “The country needs a period of stability,” she said after winning her constituency in Maidenhead. However, senior Conservative figures said she might be forced to quit and Tory MP Anna Soubry said the prime minister should “consider her position” after running “a disastrous campaign”.

With three seats left to be declared, Mrs May’s Conservatives were projected to win 319 seats, Labour 261, the Scottish National Party 35 and the Liberal Democrats 13. In the outgoing parliament, the Tories had 331 seats; a governing party needs 326 out of 650 seats for a majority…

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The Treasonous Secession Of Climate Confederacy States – Daniel Greenfield

After President Trump rejected the Paris Climate treaty, which had never been ratified by the Senate, the European Union announced that it would work with a climate confederacy of secessionist states.

Scotland and Norway’s environmental ministers have mentioned a focus on individual American states. And the secessionist governments of California, New York and Washington have announced that they will unilaterally and illegally enter into a foreign treaty rejected by the President of the United States.

The Constitution is very clear about this. “No state shall enter into any treaty.” Governor Cuomo of New York has been equally clear. “New York State is committed to meeting the standards set forth in the Paris Accord regardless of Washington’s irresponsible actions.”

Cuomo’s statement conveniently comes in French, Chinese and Russian translations.

“It is a little bold to talk about the China-California partnership as though we were a separate nation, but we are a separate nation,” Governor Brown of California announced…

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Trump’s Lawyer: Comey’s Leak Excuse Under Oath Was A Lie – Business Insider
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President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Marc Kasowitz suggested Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey lied under oath during his blockbuster Thursday testimony and criticized him for making “unauthorized disclosures” to the press through a friend.

Kasowitz also made note that Comey “has now finally confirmed publicly” what Trump had insisted the ousted FBI director told him in private: that “the president was not under investigation as part of any probe into Russian interference.”

“He also admitted that there is no evidence that a single vote changed as a result of any Russian interference,” Kasowitz said. Kasowitz insisted that Trump “never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. Comey stop investigating anyone, including suggesting that Mr. Comey ‘let [ousted national security director] Michael Flynn go.'”…

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Trump Nominates New Round Of Federal And District Judges – The Hill

President Trump announced 11 new appointments to high-profile courts on Wednesday, his fourth round of appointments to the judiciary during his young presidency. The nominations were met with conservative praise.

The list sent to the Senate for confirmation includes the nomination of Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the post previously held by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Eid held her position on Colorado’s Supreme Court since 2006, and was also included on the president’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees presented to voters prior to the 2016 election.

Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network, complimented Trump’s latest round of judicial nominations, writing in the conservative National Review that “it’s a fantastic list, again drawing from his previous success from his Supreme Court list…

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Disability Lawyer Who Bilked Federal Government Out Of $600 Million Disappears – Law Newz

An eastern Kentucky disability lawyer scheduled to be sentenced next month for defrauding the government of nearly $600 million has disappeared, the FBI said.

Eric Conn pleaded guilty in March to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge. He was scheduled to be sentenced next month and had been ordered to pay the government tens of millions of dollars.

But Saturday, the FBI said Conn removed his electronic monitoring device, violating the conditions of his bond and prompting the U.S. District Court to issue a warrant for his arrest. David Habich, general counsel for the FBI’s Louisville office, said Conn’s “whereabouts are currently unknown.”

A call to Conn’s lawyer was not returned.

Conn started his law practice in a trailer in 1993 and built it into one of the most lucrative disability law firms in the country. He created a persona for himself as “Mr. Social Security,” fueled by outlandish TV commercials and small-scale replicas of the Statute of Liberty and the Lincoln Memorial at his office in rural eastern Kentucky…

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Police Attacked, 14 Arrested As Leftist Neo-Nazis And Pro-Trump Marchers Clash In Portland, Oregon – Daily Caller
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At least 14 people were arrested at a free speech rally in Portland, Oregon after anarchist antifascists (or “antifa”) showed up to counter-protest, resulting in violent clashes between the two groups.

The pro-Trump free speech rally was a pre-planned conservative event in Portland. It featured Kyle Chapman, aka “Based Stick Man,” who became internet famous for hitting an antifa protester on the head with a stick.

Antifa is a far-left group committed to fighting what they see as “fascism,” including the fascism of some Trump supporters. Antifa, usually masked and in all black, regularly engages in violence and intimidation against those they disagree with…

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Canada Encourages Teens To ‘Sext’ Photos Of Naked Mole Rats Instead Of Their Genitals – Heatstreet

The Canadian Center for Child Protection, which is trying to end the scourge of “sextortion” in Canada, says kids who are asked for pictures of their genitalia over text should instead just send pictures of naked mole rats.

According to the charity, which is allied with the Canadian government, “sextortion” – or extortion using graphic, often naked photos – is a growing problem among Canadian youths. If kids want to avoid pictures of their junk being used later for blackmail, they’ll send their friends and neighbors photos of the adorable, hairless African rodent instead.

The logic is flawless: naked mole rats, which are among natures “most extraordinary creatures,” are about 4 inches long, completely hairless and kind of look like a human penis (though they do have large buck teeth and beady eyes). One of CCP’s instructors even told kids that the animal is “long, veiny, and fleshy… you can call it Willy.”

CCP even has pictures of the mole rat available on its website in case kids can’t use Google to find one of their own…

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Senate Committee Launches New Hillary Corruption Investigation – Daily Caller
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Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has launched a new investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s effort to thwart a Bangladesh government corruption probe of Muhammad Yunus, a Clinton Foundation donor and close friend of the Clintons.

The Iowa Republican’s effort is the first new official inquiry of Clinton since her unexpected loss in the 2016 presidential election to President Donald Trump. Trump’s supporters often chanted “lock her up” during his many boisterous campaign rallies.

But upon assuming the presidency, Trump and leaders of the Republican-majority Congress displayed little appetite for reopening investigations of Clinton’s tenure as the chief U.S. diplomat and multiple persistent allegations of “pay-to-play” corruption involving the Clinton Foundation. Until now…

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Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE And Bahrain Cut Diplomatic Ties With Qatar, Close Borders – Zero Hedge

Just days after president Trump left the region, a geopolitical earthquake is taking place in the Middle East tonight as the rift between Qatar and other members of the (likely extinct) Gulf Cooperation Council explodes with Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt cutting all diplomatic ties with Qatar accusing it of “speading chaos,” by funding terrorism and supporting Iran.

The dispute between Qatar and the Gulf’s Arab countries started over a purported hack of Qatar’s state-run news agency. It has spiraled since, and appears to be climaxing now just days after President Trump left the region.

As Al Arabiya reports, Bahrain has announced it is cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar, according to a statement carried on Bahrain News Agency.

The statement on Monday morning said Bahrain decided to sever ties with its neighbor “on the insistence of the State of Qatar to continue destabilizing the security and stability of the Kingdom of Bahrain and to intervene in its affairs”…

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UK Government Secretly Housing Radical Jihadists On Your Streets – The Rebel
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While terrorism hits the streets of the UK, the government is housing known radical Islamists including Abu Haleema, a radical Imam who openly talks about punishing homosexuals by throwing them off buildings.

But police placed him 100 yards from a primary school, potentially putting those school children at risk without their parents even knowing it.

It’s not the children of the politicians who go to schools like this though, it’s our children.

This man is just one of three thousand potential jihadists who are monitored 24/7 – just one of the known radical Islamists.

How many more are roaming the streets that authorities don’t have the ability to watch?…

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Muslim-Controlled Bahrain Bans Newspaper For ‘Sowing Division’ – Daily Mail

The government in Sunni-ruled Bahrain announced Sunday an indefinite ban on the independent Al-Wasat newspaper on accusations that it publishes “what sows division” in the Shiite-majority Gulf kingdom.

The ministry of information affairs said it had decided to bar the publication and stop its circulation “until further notice”, according BNA state news agency, without specifying if the ban affects the electronic edition.

The order was due to Al-Wasat’s “violation of the law and repeatedly publishing what sows division in the society and affects Bahrain’s relations with other states,” BNA said.

The decision came after the paper published an article on Sunday that was “offensive to a sisterly Arab state,” BNA said, in an apparent reference to an article that praised protests in Morocco.

The London-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy criticised the decision, saying it was “the latest in an escalated crackdown on independent civil society”…

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London’s Muslim Mayor Says British Capital Is ‘One Of The Safest Global Cities In The World’ Following Second Terrorist Attack In Less Than Two Weeks – Breitbart
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan has reportedly claimed that London is one of the “safest global cities in the world”, despite two major terror attacks in the city since the beginning of 2017.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has claimed that London is one of, if not the safest, global city in the world according to Sky News reporter Sophy Ridge. Ridge tweeted earlier this morning a full quote from Khan which reads: “I’m reassured that we are one of the safest global cities in the world if not the safest global cities in the world.”

Khan reportedly claimed that terrorists “want to stop us enjoying the freedoms that we have..they want to stop us voting on Thursday… we can’t allow them to.”

Khan did not clarify where he received the information that proves London is the “safest global city in the world”, but many studies dispute this claim…

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The New York Times Just Outed The CIA’s Top Iran Spy – The Federalist

In an article published Friday, The New York Times outed the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) top spy overseeing the organization’s efforts in Iran. The paper justified its outing of the undercover CIA spy and his role within the agency by saying it was necessary since the agent is “leading an important new administration initiative against Iran.”

Yes. That really happened.

In an article entitled “C.I.A. Names New Iran Chief in a Sign of Trump’s Hard Line,” the newspaper of record revealed that Michael D’Andrea, who previously led the hunt for Osama bin Laden, will now be in charge of the agency’s operations in Iran.

As the Times explained in its report, Iran is “one of the hardest targets” for the CIA to keep tabs on.

“The agency has extremely limited access to the country – no American embassy is open to provide diplomatic cover – and Iran’s intelligence services have spent nearly four decades trying to counter American espionage and covert operations,” the article noted…

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A Lot More Than London Bridge Is Falling Down – Mark Steyn
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At about 10pm British Summer Time on Saturday night, the London Bridge area was the scene of a series of vehicle attacks and stabbings. So my scheduled conversational topic with Judge Jeanine on Fox News was replaced by yet another discussion about terrorism. We’ll link to any video that gets posted. I’ll be back on Fox with Abby, Pete and Clayton tomorrow morning, Sunday, live at 8am Eastern/5am Pacific.

As I write, six members of the public are dead, and three attackers. I’m wary of weighing in as the situation is unfolding, but, though the details are always different, in the end the story is always the same. And, as I said only the other day, the reality of what is happening in Britain and Europe is that this problem was imported and that, until you stop importing it, you’re going to have more of it…

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‘Kushnergate’ Is A Big Fat Nothing-Burger – Paul Sperry

Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner privately met with dozens of officials from a wide range of nations as part of his role during the campaign and transition as conduit to foreign governments. But the liberal media, led by The Washington Post, have zeroed in on only one of those countries: Russia.

Why? Because the “Russia stole the election” narrative helps them explain how a political novice like President Trump could beat the seasoned Democratic candidate they’d anointed to carry President Barack Obama’s torch, Hillary Clinton.

In fact, the WaPo knew Kushner served as the official “primary point of contact” with the Russians and other foreign ambassadors as early as Feb. 10, when it published a fairly flattering story about him serving as “a shadow diplomat” in talks with “more than two dozen countries.”

The February story noted that Kushner had secretly met with foreign officials in New York and even established “back-channel communications” with other nations. But back then it portrayed the off-the-grid talks as healthy, because Kushner was “a moderating influence” among what it viewed as foreign-policy “extremists” in the new White House…

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Fake News: NBC Issues Correction After Falsely Claiming Putin ‘Does Not Deny’ Having Compromising Info On Trump – Breitbart
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NBC News was forced to issue a correction on Sunday evening after spinning its newest talent Megyn Kelly’s interview to falsely claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin “does not deny having compromising information” on President Donald Trump.

To promote the debut of Kelly’s “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” program, NBC News tweeted, “EXCLUSIVE: Putin does not deny having compromising information on President Trump in interview with @megynkelly.”

CNBC, NBC’s sister station, did not send out fake news, linking to the same story after tweeting, “Russia’s Putin denies having compromising information on Trump.” Reuters also reported on the interview and tweeted, “Putin denies having compromising information on Trump.”…

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Obamacare Insurer Participation Declines 24 Percent In 2017 – Washington Free Beacon

The number of health insurers participating in the Affordable Care Act exchanges has declined by 24 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

In 2016, there were 287 insurers who offered insurance on the Obamacare exchanges and in 2017 that number dropped to 218. There were 34 states that saw the number of insurers decline, 15 states have the same amount of insurers from 2016 to 2017 and only one state added an insurer in 2017.

Five states, Alabama, Alaska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming, have only one insurer operating on the exchanges, leaving consumers with little choice.

In one-third of counties in the United States, about one in five enrollees, or 21 percent, have access to only one insurer operating on the exchanges. This is a significant increase from the 2 percent of enrollees in 7 percent of counties that had access to only one insurer last year…

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CNN Caught Staging Fake News In Aftermath Of London Bridge Attack – Zero Hedge
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Being one of the more inept tentacles of the deep state, CNN was apparently caught staging Fake News in the aftermath of the ISIS claimed London attacks which claimed 7 lives and injured 48.

While ISIS supporters are celebrating the attacks, MSM propagandists have been hard at work pushing the “religion of peace” narrative – trotting out hijabbed women and a child to hold signs expressing Muslim outrage at the terrorist attacks.

This doesn’t appear to have been an ‘organic’ protest against terrorism. Instead, it looks very much like CNN staged their outrage. AP used the #FakeNews pictures.

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London Bridge Terror Attack Ringleader Appeared In Channel 4 Documentary Praying To ISIS Flag – Daily Mirror

The ringleader of the London Bridge terror attack appeared in a Channel 4 documentary about jihadis in the UK last year. The 27-year-old from Barking, East London, is believed to have led the trio who ploughed into pedestrians before stabbing revellers in pubs and bars on Saturday night.

He is currently only being identified by his nickname “Abz” at the request of the Metropolitan Police. In 2016, he appeared in the documentary alongside a notorious preacher as they prayed to an Islamic State flag in a London park.

Police continue to investigate the atrocity that left seven dead and 48 injured. Officers made 12 arrests on Sunday as they raided several addresses including a tower block.

The brother-in-law of the attacker told The Sun: “We haven’t been told what’s going on. “We just want to grieve in peace.” It is understood the killer was a home-grown jihadi who came from Pakistan as a child but was brought up in the UK. But in recent years he had become increasingly radical and was twice reported to anti-terror authorities, it has been claimed…

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Supreme Court Expedites Trump’s Petition On Travel Ban Executive Order – Breitbart
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The Supreme Court took the rare step on Friday of expediting consideration of a major case, rapidly accelerating the schedule for reviewing the Fourth Circuit’s blocking of President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order.

President Trump issued Executive Order 13780 (EO) on March 6, Section 2(c) of which temporarily restricted travel from six Muslim-majority countries associated with terrorism while the United States developed new vetting procedures to keep the nation safe.

Immigration activists sued, along with several immigrants and their families. A liberal federal district judge in Maryland granted a preliminary injunction blocking Section 2(c) of the EO. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit then affirmed the trial court’s injunction in a 10-3 decision…

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Muslim Terrorists Ram Van Into Crowd On London Bridge – Zero Hedge

In what appears to be a repeat of the deadly March 22 terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge in London, on Saturday night a white van rammed into as many as 15-20 pedestrians as “several people mowed down” on London Bridge in central London in what has been dubbed a “major incident.” The incident happened at 10.30pm on Saturday.

According to preliminary reports there have been at least 6 victims, and a cab driver on the bridge has reported he saw a stabbing man. About five people were being treated for injuries after the vehicle mounted the pavement and hit them, she said.

Scotland Yard reports that in addition to the car ramming, London police say they have also responded to an incident at Borough Market; armed officers at scene. It is unclear if the two incidents are releated.

Several eyewitness accounts have emerged which suggest there have been multiple casualties, with bodies strewn across the pavement. Others reports that several people are receiving emergency treatment after being stabbed…

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SpaceX Launches First Reused Spacecraft To Resupply International Space Station – Washington Examiner
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SpaceX launched a recycled aircraft on Saturday to resupply the International Space Station.

This is a major milestone for the commercial space industry as it is the first time a spacecraft has been reused as part of an ongoing effort to drive down flight costs, the Associated Press reported.

The launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., was originally scheduled for Thursday, but due to thunderstorms was moved to Saturday.

SpaceX previously proved successful in reusing a rocket booster, which blasts the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. However, this is the first time aircraft itself was recycled. This particular Dragon capsule made a delivery to the ISS roughly three years ago…

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Prominent Anti-Trump Group Has Received More Than $20 Million In Government Grants – Washington Free Beacon

A prominent liberal activist group that is closely involved with anti-Trump campaigns has been awarded more than $20 million in taxpayer-funded government grants since 2002, according to a review of the organization’s Form 990s.

Make the Road New York (MRNY), a New York City-based Latino immigrant group with 19,000 dues-paying members, has been actively involved with anti-Trump campaigns and is closely linked to an organization that is spearheading a new $80 million anti-Trump network that will span across 32 states.

In addition to generous funding from liberal billionaire George Soros, MRNY has hauled in millions in government grants.

From 2002 to 2007, MRNY recorded $1,372,440 in government grants on their Form 990s, an amount that averages $274,488 per year, with no grants in 2005. Government funding to the group sharply increased between 2008 and 2014, the last year a Form 990 is publicly available from the group…

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Drug Dealer Brags Over Live Stream About His Cash Just As Cops Raid His Home – Daily Wire
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On Thursday, 22-year-old Jacksonville, Florida, resident Breon Hollings thought it would be a good idea to go on Facebook Live to boast about the profits from his illegal drug-selling business.

In the video, a shirtless Hollings is seen babbling to the camera from inside of a bathroom while fanning out a large sum of money. “You f–k n–gers need to catch up. We gettin money over here, man,” he tells his viewers, adding, “We got so much of this sh-t, man, ya’ll already know the story.”

As Action News Jax reports, things quickly turned sour for the young entrepreneur when he looked out of the window and suddenly ran out of the room.

“This is Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. We have a search warrant,” can be heard in the video, followed by a series of loud noises…

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Patient Escapes Ambulance And Stands Naked 30 Feet Above Palmetto Expressway In Florida – Miami Herald

A schizophrenic man transported in an ambulance escaped on Monday morning – climbing a 30-foot-tall excavator on the Palmetto Expressway before removing his clothes and claiming to be a serial killer, police say.

Members of the Hialeah Police Crisis Negotiation Team and SWAT, along with Hialeah Fire Rescue and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, responded to the scene near Northwest 122nd Street. They found a man threatening to “kill everyone” and appearing to be touching his genital area, according to an incident report obtained by the Miami Herald.

The 29-year-old man, who lives in Miami Gardens, remained atop the construction vehicle for about an hour before climbing down.

The man, whose name was removed from the report, escaped the ambulance near the intersection of West 21st Court and West 68th Street before heading to the highway, according to the report…

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President Trump To Appoint 10 New Federal Judges – Daily Caller
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President Trump will announce 10 nominees to the lower federal courts Monday. A White House official confirmed to The New York Times the 10 nominees will be the first in what will be monthly waves of judicial appointments.

In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation, over 120 federal judge vacancies still need to be filled. Republicans no longer need to factor in filibusters that could hamper any of the incoming nominees, given the last two rule changes that happened in the Senate over the last four years.

White House counsel Donald McGahn told The New York Times the appointments were a vindication of a pledge President Trump made during the campaign “to appoint strong and principled jurists to the federal bench who will enforce the Constitution’s limits on federal power and protect the liberty of all Americans.”…

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Middle-Schooler Suspended For ‘Liking’ Picture Of Toy Gun On Instagram – Federalist Papers

An Ohio seventh-grader was suspended from school for ten days for “liking” a picture of a toy gun on social media.

Zachary Bowlin, a student at Edgewood Middle School in Trenton received the suspension after he “liked” the photo of an airsoft gun on Instagram. The caption for the gun read “ready.”

“I don’t think I did anything wrong,” Zachary said. “[The] next morning, they called me down and, like, patted me down and checked me for weapons. Then, they told me I was getting expelled or suspended or whatever.”

The note the school sent home to Zachary’s parents said that the official cause of his suspension was “liking a post on social media that indicated potential school violence.”

“I was livid,” Zachary’s father Martin Bowlin told Fox 19. “He never shared, he never commented, never made a threatening post… [he] just liked it.”

Airsoft is something that Zachary and his friends enjoy playing, yet while the school eventually withdrew the suspension, they stood by their idiotic decision…

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Texas Governor Abbott Signs Law Banning Sanctuary Cities – The Hill
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a controversial bill into law on Sunday that bans “sanctuary cities” and allows police officers to ask the immigration status of every individual they detain.

“Citizens expect law enforcement officers to enforce the law, and citizens deserve law breakers to face legal consequences,” Abbot said before signing the law. “Texans expect us to keep them safe, and that is exactly what we are going to do.”

The Texas bill, known as S.B. 4, will prohibit cities from declaring themselves sanctuary cities and refusing to cooperate with federal officials on immigration enforcement. It also directs local law enforcement officials to enforce immigration laws alongside their regular duties…

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Federal Judge Declares Constitution Void, Threatens Civil Defendant With Death – Zero Hedge

Most Americans believe that we have a reasonably fair justice system with scholarly judges at the helm. Well, how about a federal judge who suspends the Constitution, confiscates all of a litigant’s assets, orders him not to hire defense counsel, and pronounces his orders enforceable by death?

That’s exactly what federal Judge Royal Furgeson did to Internet pioneer Jeff Baron, in a case that, New York lawyer David Relkin says is “the most outrageous denial of a person’s basic constitutional and human rights in this Country since the abolition of slavery.”

In the Texas case, Judge Furgeson “sentenced” Baron to an unprecedented “human receivership” to enable the judge’s lawyers to loot Baron’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Trust.

His offense? Baron was accused of not paying his lawyers enough money – “charges” that were later proven to be completely fabricated.

The decision is historic: a human being has not been placed in a receivership since slavery ended in 1865…

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This Pre-Existing Conditions Business Is A Total Scam – Herman Cain
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The vote in the House was close, but the American Health Care Act passed 217-213. Now it’s on to the Senate to see if we can get a bill that a) can pass; and b) can be worked out with the House’s version in conference committee.

It won’t be easy, but it can be done – and I think Republicans understand their differences on these issues aren’t big enough to warrant letting the failing ObamaCare stand.

One thing that will help a lot is if people realize what a bunch of bullfeathers they’re being fed with this whole business about pre-existing conditions. ObamaCare requires that people with pre-existing conditions who don’t already have insurance be allowed to sign up for it, and be charged premiums no different than those who are totally healthy…

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Woman Ends Up With Broken Legs After Muslim Migrant Throws Her Out Of Window For Refusing To Have Sex With Him – Daily Mail

An asylum seeker in Germany is accused of throwing a woman out of a window and breaking both her legs after she refused to have sex with him.

Dawit A., 34, allegedly drank beer and vodka at a refugee centre in Bensheim before threatening a woman identified only as Tirhas, 26, with a broken bottle. She claims he ordered her to lie down and asked if she had ‘another man’ before hurling her out of a window where she fell 15ft on to the concrete below.

On trial at Frankfurt State Court, prosecutors said Tirhas visited Dawit in his room in July last year with another couple. Lawyers said the men drank while the women cooked and later made coffee.

But at some point during the gathering Dawit A. became violent, the prosecution allege, throwing the apartment keys out of the window. The prosecution said he was furious because he wanted sex and she refused him…

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France Votes Overwhelmingly To Remain A Muslim-Infested, EU Puppet State – Bloomberg
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Emmanuel Macron beat the anti-euro nationalist Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election.

Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, leads Le Pen by about 65 percent to 35 percent, according to the estimates of four separate pollsters. The firms sampled real votes as they were being counted and weighted their results to reflect the composition of the French electorate. Their projections were all within 1 percentage point.

Le Pen conceded defeat in a televised statement.

The victory will prove a relief for markets after a campaign that saw bond yields fluctuate in tandem with the fortunes of Le Pen’s bid to take France out of the euro. A pro-European globalist, Macron will have to unite a divided France after one of the most bitter and turbulent elections of modern times…

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Report: ICE Has 27 Different Databases For Visa Overstays, Catches Only 0.4% – Washington Free Beacon

Immigrations and Custom Enforcement cannot account for all visa overstays due to inefficiencies in the agency, according to a new report. ICE arrested just 0.4 percent of visa overstays it could account for, according to an audit by the inspector general.

The agency has 27 different databases used to investigate and track immigrants who remain in the country past the deadline issued on their temporary visas. The lack of a cohesive system has “produced numerous inefficiencies,” making ICE ineffective at catching visa overstays who may pose security risks, according to the audit.

“Department of Homeland Security IT systems did not effectively support ICE visa tracking operations,” the inspector general said. “ICE personnel responsible for investigating in-country visa overstays pieced together information from dozens of systems and databases, some of which were not integrated and did not electronically share information. Despite previous efforts to improve information sharing, the DHS Chief Information Officer (CIO) did not provide the oversight and centralized management needed to address these issues.”…

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Irish Beach That Washed Away 33 Years Ago Returns Overnight Due To Freak Tide – Daily Mail
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Villagers are delighted after an entire beach that was washed away 33 years ago has reappeared – virtually overnight thanks to a freak tide. The stunning beach near the Irish village of Dooagh on Achill Island vanished in Spring storms of 1984 after waves washed away all the sand.

With nothing more than rock pools left behind, almost all the villages’ hotels, guesthouses and cafes shut down. But miraculously thanks to a freak tide, hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sand were dumped on the beach over ten days in April, re-creating a stunning 300m long beach. And the picturesque stretch is still in place, with locals hoping it sticks around long enough for the beach to be given blue-flag status during next year’s inspection…

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FDA Approves First New Drug To Treat ALS In 20 Years – WRAL

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it had approved the first new drug in 20 years to treat the paralyzing disease ALS.

The drug is not a cure but can slow down the inexorable worsening of the disease, which gradually paralyzes patients completely. It’s always fatal and there is no cure.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is rare and affects between 12,000 and 15,000 Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The new drug, called Radicava or edaravone, was developed in Japan, where it was approved to treat strokes.

“After learning about the use of edaravone to treat ALS in Japan, we rapidly engaged with the drug developer about filing a marketing application in the United States,” said Dr. Eric Bastings, deputy director of the Division of Neurology Products at FDA.

“This is the first new treatment approved by the FDA for ALS in many years, and we are pleased that people with ALS will now have an additional option,” he said…

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French, Pro-Migrant Leftists Asked To House Refugees By Reporter; All Refuse – Mad World News
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After growing sick of listening to bleeding heart liberals declare that refugees should be allowed into his country, a man decided to see just how dedicated they were to their cause. So, he set out with a camera to find a few and asked them if they would each let a refugee move in with them. Their shocking, immediate response was caught on video that’s quickly gaining traction on social media for good reason.

Leftists all across the world have fought tooth and nail to help people fleeing from the Middle East and other Muslim controlled countries in Africa. In fact, they go so far as to argue that refugees are entitled to live in more civilized, Western nations, but to say that not everyone agrees is a bit of an understatement…

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House Oversight Committee To Investigate Obama’s Iran Deal – Politico

Citing a Politico investigation, Republican leaders of the House oversight committee said Friday they have launched a sweeping investigation into whether the Obama administration, in trying to win support for a nuclear deal and prisoner swap with Tehran last year, undermined an ambitious U.S. counterproliferation effort to thwart Iranian weapons trafficking networks.

Also in response to the Politico investigation, 13 Republican senators have demanded answers about whether the Obama administration jeopardized U.S. national security as a result of its protracted top-secret negotiations with Tehran, and then misled the American public when disclosing the terms of the two deals in January 2016.

The House and Senate lawmakers cited various portions of an April 24 report by Politico that found that the Obama administration, through actions in some cases and inaction in others, significantly hampered a much-touted federal law enforcement effort known as the National Counterproliferation Initiative at a time when it was making unprecedented headway in thwarting Iran’s illicit weapons proliferation activities…

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Manufacturing CEO Says He’s Investing $2 Billion In U.S. Because Of ‘Confidence In Trump’ – Washington Free Beacon
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Australian billionaire and manufacturing CEO Anthony Pratt said Friday on Fox Business that he is investing $2 billion in the United States because he has “confidence” in President Trump.

“We have enormous confidence in President Trump. He’s doing a wonderful job, and we think he will continue to do a great job,” Pratt said. “He’s reducing unemployment. As we saw today, the job figures show unemployment is the lowest it’s been for a decade, and he’s supporting manufacturing.”

“And that’s why we are doubling down on our investment in the United States, creating 7,000 high-paying manufacturing jobs, mainly in the Midwest,” Pratt added.

The latest jobs report was released Friday and showed the U.S. created 211,000 jobs in April, leading the unemployment rate to fall to its lowest level in a decade, 4.4 percent…

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Veterans Memorial In Minnesota To Include Satanic Monument – Minneapolis Star Tribune

A veterans’ memorial park in Minnesota will soon include a satanic monument among its tributes, as an unintended consequence of a free speech debate.

The city of Belle Plaine, about 45 miles southwest of Minneapolis, is allowing the monument in its Veterans Memorial Park after the Freedom from Religion Foundation threatened to sue over another statue that features a soldier praying over a grave marked with a cross. The cross was removed once the issue was raised, but more than 100 residents rallied to put it back.

City Administrator Mike Votca said the city knew it had to include everyone, so it created a free speech area for all – as long as the tributes honor veterans.

The memorial from the Satanic Temple in Salem, Massachusetts, features a black cube with inverted pentagrams, a soldier’s helmet and a plaque honoring veterans who died in battle.

Doug Mesner is founder of the Satanic Temple and its nonprofit group Reason Alliance. He said the group doesn’t worship Satan, but is a non-theistic, religious group…

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Iowa Adopts Voter-ID Law – Breitbart
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Iowa on Friday became the latest state to enact a voter-ID law to protect the integrity of its election process, and the state’s elected leaders are already bracing for a legal challenge seeking to invalidate that law before it can go into effect next year.

Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican who is the longest-serving governor in the nation, signed the legislation into law on May 5. The bill, House File 516, specifies voter-identification requirements to cast a ballot in elections, shortens the time period for early voting, and updates the state’s absentee-voting procedures.

Acceptable forms of identification include passports, driver’s licenses, non-operator IDs, and military IDs. The state will also issue free voter identification cards to provide a form of ID for voters who do not have any of the other documents, ensuring that no one may be excluded because they do not fit into any other category…

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Defying New Jersey’s Top Judge, ICE Continues Courthouse Arrests Of Illegals – NJ

New Jersey’s top judge asked Trump administration officials last month to stop arresting immigrants inside courthouses.

Now he has their response: No way.

As recently as last week, armed Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in plainclothes arrested an undocumented immigrant at the Middlesex County courthouse, Sheriff Mildred Scott told WNYC. The man was free to go – except right then, immigration agents stepped in and detained him on an undisclosed charge.

That arrest came a week after Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner pleaded with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to add courthouses to a list of “sensitive locations” that ICE avoids. Rabner wrote that “serious consequences” could result if immigrants fear that coming to court could lead to deportation. Rabner argued that witnesses, victims, and defendants may not show up to testify – making everyone less safe…
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Man Spends Over $32,000 To Become ‘Trans-Species’ Elf – Breitbart
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A 25-year-old cosplay merchandise seller from Argentina has spent over $32,000 in his effort to become a “trans-species” elf. The $32,000 surgery included jaw liposuction, a nose job, hair removal of his entire body, and eye color-changing operations, but his quest is not over yet.

Luis Padron, who allegedly became obsessed with elves and other fantasy beings after being bullied as a child, also spends over $5,000 per month on different “specialist creams, dyes, treatment, and SPF 100 suncream.”

Next on Padron’s list to become a complete elf is surgery to make his ears pointed, the removal of four ribs, a face and eye lift, “hair implants for a heart-shaped hairline and a limb lengthening operation to make him 6ft 5in tall.”…

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Austria’s Green Party To Teach Women How To Pee Standing Up – RT

An annual breakfast club organized by Austria’s Green Party in a small town is attracting increased attention after it emerged that the gathering received “theoretical and practical” training in how women can urinate standing up.

The Green Party has been hosting a monthly breakfast meeting for 12 years, where the women of Perchtoldsdorf – a community close to Vienna – could discuss political and social issues.

However, their events hadn’t made the headlines until Saturday’s agenda was announced.

An expert on female pelvic exercises will teach women how to use devices called “Pibella” and “Urinella,” which help women pee in a standing position.

It is also planned to bring the females up to speed with how they can essentially make the devices by themselves.

“Pibella” and the like are set to be used in cases when a female patient can’t get up from a bed in a hospital or at home…

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Maryland, Virginia Brace For Massive Obamacare Rate Hikes – Washington Examiner
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Insurance companies that are planning to sell Obamacare plans in two state exchanges next year are requesting double-digit rate increases for premiums, results that are likely to become fodder for the healthcare law’s defenders and its detractors.

In Maryland, insurers requested average rate increases between 58.8 percent and 18.08 percent. In Virginia, insurers have requested rate increases of 30.6 percent on average, according to an early analysis by Charles Gaba, an independent analyst and writer of ACASignups.net.

The rates, which must be approved by a state’s department of insurance, apply only to unsubsidized plans and do not yet indicate a trend. Still, Republicans have in the past used rate increases as justification for their argument that Obamacare is failing and needs their intervention…

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Puerto Rico To Close 184 Public Schools Amid Economic Crisis – Los Angeles Times

Puerto Rico will close 184 public schools as part of a broad effort to pull the U.S. territory out of a crippling debt crisis, officials announced Friday.

Roughly 27,000 students – mostly from kindergarten through fourth grade – and 2,700 teachers will be affected by the closures, which are set to take place before next school year.

The U.S. territory is in deep economic crisis. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Wednesday that the commonwealth has filed for a type of bankruptcy to help restructure its more than $70-billion in debt after negotiations with multiple creditors failed.

The financial trouble has deepened as many people have left for the U.S. mainland in search of better jobs. Consequently, the population of school children has been in steep decline, making the education system an inviting target for cuts.

Between 2010 and 2015, Puerto Rico closed 150 schools, according to the Associated Press. This new round will be the largest in Puerto Rico’s history…

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GOP Members Pull Back Curtain, Describe ‘Hands-On’ President – John Bennett
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In the end, the political novice-turned-president out-whipped a longtime vote wrangler.

House Republicans, on their second try this year, found just enough votes to pass a measure to partially repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law. As they looked for votes, senior members say President Donald Trump got his hand dirty – even giving a little tactical advice hours before the dramatic vote to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the chamber’s GOP whip from 2011 to 2014.

“I walked into my office [Wednesday] morning, and they say the president’s calling again,” McCarthy recalled during a Rose Garden ceremony Thursday. “I pick up the phone. I happen to be the majority leader, the former whip. I know my members well.”…

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May Day Carnage: Havoc Across Europe As Protestors Clash With Police In Violent Scenes – Daily Express

Annual May Day protests have descended into violence as thousands took to the streets across many European cities.

May Day – or ‘Labour Day’ – is observed all over the world on the first day of May to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers and fight for labourers rights.

In Italy, violent scenes erupted in the northern city of Turin, as demonstrators clashed with police during the traditional Labour Day march.

Riot officers were deployed after more than 200 people gathered in the Via Cesare Battisti in an attempt to divert the authorised march route.

Three people were arrested after a group began pelting law enforcement officials with eggs.

Police say a number of items used in the violence, including umbrellas and sticks, were confiscated during the protest.

Meanwhile, in France, horrfying images of police being attacked with Molotov cocktails have emerged…

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Trump To John Dickerson: I Love Your Show, I Call It ‘Deface The Nation’ – Washington Free Beacon
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President Donald Trump said during an interview Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he calls the show “Deface the Nation.” Host John Dickerson was interviewing Trump about his first 100 days in office.

While discussing the issue of being “out-traded” by other countries, Trump took a shot at Dickerson and the media.

“I mean our country is being out-traded, at every single point we’re losing tremendous amounts of money on trade, and I think actually I have been very consistent,” Trump said. “You know, it’s very funny when the fake media goes out – you know, which we call the mainstream media, which sometimes I must say is you.”…

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Stepmom Says Democrat IT Scandal Figure Threatened Kidnappings Of Pakistani Kin – Daily Caller

A former congressional information technology (IT) aide allegedly threatened to have his stepmother’s Pakistani relatives kidnapped if she talked to U.S. law enforcement authorities, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s (TheDCNF) Investigative Group.

“Imran Awan threatened that he is very powerful and if I ever call the police again, [he] will … kidnap my family members back in Pakistan,” Awan’s stepmother, Samina Gilani, claimed in the documents filed April 14 in Fairfax County, Va., in the case of Americo Financial Life and Annuity Insurance Company v. Abid A. Awan and Samina Ashraf Gilani.

Imran Awan and his brothers Abid and Jamal are under criminal investigation by U.S. Capitol Police on suspicion they abused their administrator-level access to sensitive congressional data, as reported Feb. 4 by TheDCNF.

“Imran Awan did admit to me that my phone is tapped and there are devices installed in my house,” including one Gilani claimed in the court filing to have seen “behind the printer.”…

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SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 On Secret, Classified Mission – USA Today
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SpaceX sent a classified U.S. spy agency mission on its way to orbit Monday morning, then brought the rocket’s first stage home for a landing, possibly to fly again.

A 230-foot Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 7:15 a.m. ET, thundering northeast over the Atlantic Ocean with a U.S. National Reconnaissance Office mission labeled NROL-76.

The flight appeared to be off to a good start, but SpaceX cut off its launch broadcast a few minutes into the flight to help preserve its secrecy, as is standard practice during NRO missions.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter that the mission launched successfully after nearly being scrubbed by strong high-altitude winds…

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100 Days Of #TheResistance’s Humiliating Failure – Kurt Schlichter

In the first 100 days since Felonia von Pantsuit was not inaugurated, the goofy collection of commie traitors, coastal snobs, and crack-pot weirdoes that hilariously styles itself “#TheResistance” has only managed to successfully resist success. Oh sure, they and the catamite media tried their darnedest but, as Yoda said, “Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” And, as Yoda also said, “Chelsea Clinton is best Democrats can do, say you? Kidding me, you are.”

Yeah, after 100 days President Trump has reintroduced the world to Alpha America after eight years of Barack’s fussy betaism, gutted a Schumer-ton of regulations, and broke the Senate Democrats’ spirit by suckering them into a loser play that resulted in Justice Gorsuch today and, I hope, Justice Crazy Conservative Caveman to replace Justice Kennedy this summer. Plus, of course, his two greatest achievements – not being Hillary, and surviving even after being subjected to every slander, lie, and fake news report the gyno-hat left could throw at him…

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Japan Dispatches Its Biggest Warship Since WWII To Protect A U.S. Supply Ship From Kim Jong-Un’s Missiles – Daily Mail
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Japan is sending its largest warship to protect a U.S. vessel as it resupplies the strike group led by carrier Carl Vinson amid tensions with North Korea.

The 800ft helicopter carrier Izumo left its home port of Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, on Monday to escort the American vessel to the waters off Shikoku, around 400 miles away at the top end of Japan’s south island.

The supply vessel, which is not being named, is believed to be in the region to support the ‘armada’ sent by President Trump to warn Kim Jong-un off conducting a sixth nuclear test.

The Izumo is Japan’s largest vessel constructed since the Second World War, and its active deployment marks the first time new powers expanding the role of the country’s military have been used…

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Puerto Rico To File Largest Public Sector Bankruptcy In History – Breitbart

Puerto Rico is set to file the largest public sector bankruptcy in history after vulture capitalist hedge funds that bought big pieces of the island’s $73 billion in defaulted debt for pennies-on-the-dollar refused to take $24 billion haircut.

The U.S. territory made its last-ditch offer to try to avoid a May 1 bankruptcy filing, but failed to negotiate a financial restructuring that would force creditors to take a 23 percent loss on their general obligation bonds and a 42 percent loss on their Cofina sales-tax-backed debt, according to EMMA, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board website.

Puerto Rico’s bond defaults last summer caused the Obama administration to team-up with a bipartisan majority in Congress to pass “The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act” (PROMESA), which turned over the island’s finances to a federally appointed committee and created a “Title III” bankruptcy process.

Breitbart News reported that the big motivation for taking over America’s worst welfare den was the fear of up to a million Puerto Ricans migrating to the mainland…

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Top 20 CNN Fake News Moments – Your News Wire
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Have you ever wondered why CNN is registered as an entertainment channel and not as news? After digesting these epic fake news fails, the answer should obvious.

20. CNN says it is illegal to read WikiLeaks:

CNN did their best to pretend WikiLeaks didn’t exist for the majority of last year’s election campaign, but when the noise generated by alt-media became too loud for them to ignore, they wheeled out Chris Cuomo who fixed the camera with his best hypnotist’s stare and told viewers not to read WikiLeaks – ‘so everything you learn about this, you’re learning from us.”

19. CNN fakes interview and interviews own cameraman:

Unable to find an interview subject who believed in Hillary Clinton, CNN resorted to filming an embarrassing fake interview with a CNN employee who gave an Oscar-worthy performance as an actor…

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Court Halts Case On Clean Power Plan, Paves Way For Dismantling Of Carbon Emissions Rule – Washington Times

In a major victory for the White House, the D.C. Court of Appeals on Friday suspended a case on the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, paving the way for the administration to dismantle the rule without interference from the courts.

President and Trump and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt want to formally undo the plan, which would’ve set the first national limits on carbon emissions from power plants. The proposal was a cornerstone of former President Obama’s environmental agenda.

After lawsuits from energy companies and Republican state officials, including Mr. Pruitt, the plan was stayed by a federal court last year. The D.C. court was expected to soon rule on whether the proposal violated the federal Clean Air Act, which had been the chief legal argument against the proposal.

Friday’s decision removes the possibility that a court could step in and declare the plan perfectly lawful even as the administration begins undoing it. Such a scenario would’ve been politically embarrassing for the EPA and would’ve represented a significant win for environmental activists…

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Foreign Minister Lavrov: Russia ‘Fully Ready’ To Cooperate With U.S. On Syria – RT
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Moscow is eager to resume cooperation with Washington on solving the Syrian crisis, Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, said during his meeting with his Jordanian counterpart, Ayman Safadi, in the Russian capital.

During the meeting, Lavrov noted that Jordan’s King Abdullah II has repeatedly emphasized the importance of joint Russian-American efforts in Syria.

“I can assure that we’re fully ready for this. We count on Washington to demonstrate the same approach,” he said.

The Russian FM added: “The ceasefire between the government forces and the armed opposition is also important regarding the effectiveness of tackling terrorist threats in Syria.”…

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IRS Tax Fraud Prevention Program Costs Taxpayers $18.2 Million, But Doesn’t Work – Washington Free Beacon

An Internal Revenue Service program designed to prevent fraud costs taxpayers roughly $18.2 million per year, but doesn’t work, according to the taxpayer watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste.

In 1994, in an attempt to catch fraudulent tax returns, the IRS created the Electronic Fraud Detection System. In 2009, the IRS began to modernize this system by working on the Return Review Program to replace it.

“Despite the recognized need to get the [Return Review Program] in place in a timely manner, the program is still in development, and is now estimated to be completed in 2022,” the watchdog group explains. “The program is also ineffective.”

In 2015, the inspector general found that the program missed 54,175 fraudulent returns that totaled $313 million. Additionally, the Government Accountability Office found that the program incurred cost overruns and surpassed its initial budget by $86.5 million…

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Delta Airlines Pilot Smacks Passenger To ‘Deescalate’ Fight Between Two Women – WFLD
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A Delta Airlines pilot who smacked a passenger to stop a brawl is not facing any disciplinary action because that smack “deescalated” the situation.

TMZ got video of the incident, in which two women were brawling on the jetway after the plane landed in Atlanta on April 21.

TMZ reports that the pilot tried to separate the women, then grabs one and hits her.

The women walked away and no one was arrested.

Delta told TMZ: “We became aware of this incident and a video last week and immediately removed the pilot from duty while we completed a thorough investigation. Local law enforcement was called to respond at the time of the incident…

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Trump EPA Takes Down Obama Regime’s Fake Climate Science Website – Breitbart

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed several web pages about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions from its homepage as the agency announced Friday that it would be “undergoing changes” to better reflect the Trump administration’s priorities.

Officials took down one website that appeared to contradict EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s statements on climate change and removed another that provided information about the Clean Power Plan, an initiative of the Obama administration, the Washington Post reported.

“As EPA renews its commitment to human health and clean air, land, and water, our website needs to reflect the views of the leadership of the agency,” J.P. Freire, the agency’s associate administrator for public affairs, said in a statement. “We want to eliminate confusion by removing outdated language first and making room to discuss how we’re protecting the environment and human health by partnering with states and working within the law.”

The agency also said it would archive pages from the previous administration…

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Yale College Republicans Host Barbecue Right Next To Hunger Strike – Daily Caller
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Members of the Yale College Republicans hosted a barbecue Friday right next to where members of the Local 33 graduate student union participated in a hunger strike, the New Haven Register reports.

The College Republicans served a meal of barbecued beef, baked beans and corn to those on the plaza, just a few feet from the tent Local 33 had erected to house hunger strikers protesting the school’s decision not to negotiate a contract.

Local 33 was not fazed by the Republicans’ barbecue, but instead focused on staying healthy and not eating. Eight Yale University graduate student teachers have not eaten in days, the New Haven Register reports…

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Scientists In China Conduct ‘Successful’ Head Transplant On Rat – The Independent

Scientists in China claim to have conducted a successful head transplant on a rat.

Controversial surgeon Sergio Canavero and colleague Xiaoping Ren attached the head of a smaller rat onto a larger one while maintaining the brain activity of the donor.

A third rat was used to keep up blood pressure on the rats being operated on, which otherwise would have been catastrophic and killed the animals.

The experiment was repeated on a number of other rats. Most only survived for around 36 hours after the procedure.

But it was hailed as a success by Dr Canavero because its goal was to avoid major blood loss.

Images of the rats appear to show the donor’s front paws and head stitched to the upper neck of the recipient rat.

Dr Canavero has previously conducted a similar experiment on a dog, in which its spinal cord was severed, but it is unknown how long it survived for…

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Documents Tie Berkeley Riot Organizers To Pro-Pedophilia Group NAMBLA – Daily Caller
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The left-wing activists behind the anti-conservative riots at Berkeley have ties to one of the nation’s most prominent pro-pedophilia organizations.

The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration & Immigrant Rights, and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary – more commonly referred to as By Any Means Necessary or BAMN – is one of the militant leftist groups waging a campaign against conservatives and Trump supporters in Berkeley. The group’s planned aggressive demonstrations against conservative commentator Ann Coulter and the students coming to hear her talk led to the cancellation of Coulter’s speech this week due to safety concerns.

BAMN’s parent organization worked directly with the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) in the years just before it founded BAMN…

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Illegal Alien Accused Of $1.5 Million Food Stamp Scam On The Run After Cutting Off Tracking Bracelet – American Mirror

Massachusetts State Police are on a manhunt for Martin Santiago, an illegal immigrant from the Dominican Republic accused of running a multi-million dollar food stamp scam.

Santiago, 49, failed to show up for trial Thursday to face charges related to a $1.5 million scam to sell food stamps and launder cash through three stores he owns in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and police soon realized he’s on the run, The Boston Herald reports.

State police allege Santiago “forcibly removed” an ankle monitoring device around 6 a.m. and his whereabouts is currently unknown. Santiago was forced to wear the ankle monitor when he was released on a $75,000 bail following his arrest in June 2015.

“Authorities are now turning to the public for help finding Santiago, who they describe as a 5-foot, 11-inch Hispanic man weighing about 190 pounds with black hair and brown eyes,” the Herald reports.

“State police say Santiago – who is fluent in Spanish and has gone by Mark Santiago and Martin Billone Santiago – has ties to the Lawrence and Methuen areas.”…

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RINO Sack Of Crap Paul Ryan Under Fire As Obamacare Repeal Is Delayed Again – Breitbart
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) leadership was called into question by new voices Thursday night as hopes expire of passing a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare before President Donald Trump’s first 100 days end on Saturday.

At a meeting on the Hill late Thursday night, the speaker and his House Republican leadership team decided to further delay the vote. With what appeared to be the acquiescence of conservatives in the Freedom Caucus and think-tanks like Club for Growth and FreedomWorks, who took much of the blame for the failure of the first attempt to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in March, hopes were buoyed that passage was imminent. Instead, according to Politico, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told reporters as he left the meeting, “We are not voting on health care tomorrow. We’re still educating members.”…

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Leftist Inauguration Day Rioters Indicted By Grand Jury On Felony Charges – Truthfeed

Members of the Democrat terror group Antifa and other George Soros-backed violent liberal groups have been indicted by a Grand Jury on felony rioting charges.

The groups are being charged for inciting violence and causing mass disturbances, and destruction during President Trump’s inauguration.

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WASHINGTON (ABC7) – A grand jury in the Superior Court of D.C. returned a superseding indictment in the Inauguration Day felony rioting case Thursday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of D.C. reports.

The indictment adds additional charges and provides more details on the events that took place in the District on January 20.

Approximately 212 people face felony charges, which includes one count of inciting or urging a riot, one count of engaging in a riot, one count of conspiracy to riot and five counts of destruction of property, the indictment states…

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T-Rex To Radically Cut State Department Staff – Daily Signal
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The State Department is planning to reduce staffing by thousands as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson moves forward with efforts to streamline the agency that conservative critics say has outgrown its core functions.

As many as 2,300 foreign and civil service positions – about 9 percent of the Americans in State’s workforce worldwide – will be cut over the next two years, department sources told Bloomberg. Most of the reduction will come from attrition: 1,700 employees won’t be replaced after they retire. The remaining 600 will be asked to leave State early through buyouts, according to sources who spoke to Bloomberg on the condition of anonymity.

The staff reduction is part of a larger restructuring plan Tillerson has initiated in order to satisfy President Donald Trump’s demand to cut spending across the federal government…

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Trump Rolls Back Obama’s Fascist Offshore Drilling Limits – Washington Times

Reversing yet another of his predecessor’s actions on energy and the environment, President Trump on Friday signed an executive order that paves the way for a massive increase in offshore oil-and-gas drilling.

In brief remarks at the White House, Mr. Trump said the order – which is likely to result in new energy exploration in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans, as well as in the Gulf of Mexico – will boost the nation’s economy and directly create jobs. The order undoes former President Obama’s ban on new offshore drilling leases in the Atlantic and Arctic, which was put in place during the final weeks of his term.

It also directs Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to conduct a more thorough review of the nation’s entire offshore drilling policy.

“We’re opening it up,” the president said. “Today we’re unleashing American energy and clearing the way for thousands and thousands of high-paying American energy jobs…

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Bill Nye The Fake-Science Guy’s Bizarre Pro-Tranny Video Bombs On YouTube – Daily Caller
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A clip of Bill Nye’s latest television show promotes transgenderism and other gender identities as hard science, and it’s performing horribly on YouTube, as of Monday.

“My Sex Junk,” published on YouTube Sunday, features actress Rachel Bloom singing a song about transgenders, gay sex, and how sexuality is a fluid concept. The clip comes from an episode of Bill Nye’s show “Bill Nye Saves The World.”

“Sexuality’s a spectrum, everyone is on it. Even you might like it if you sit up on it,” Bloom sings on stage. “Drag king, drag queen just do what feels right.”

Bloom also delves into a bizarre chant where she laments a world in which you have only two choices between gender identity: male or female…

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Entire Senate Being Called To White House For North Korea Briefing – Fox News

The entire U.S. Senate has been invited to the White House for a briefing Wednesday on the North Korea situation, amid escalating tensions over the country’s missile tests and bellicose rhetoric.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed the upcoming briefing, for all 100 senators, on Monday.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats plan to provide the update to lawmakers.

It is rare for the entire Senate to be invited to such a briefing.

Spicer clarified that while the event will take place on the White House campus, it is technically a Senate briefing and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is the one who convened it.

The briefing, first reported by Reuters, was confirmed after Trump earlier spoke to the leaders of both China and Japan…

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Venezuela’s Socialist Hell – Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
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Venezuela cannot wake up from its socialist nightmare.

The Venezuelan opposition just staged a massive protest against the government, which the government repressed with military force, leading to at least three deaths, The New York Times reports. Detained opposition activists say the authorities tortured them, according to Reuters. Meanwhile, across the country, people are starving.

Venezuela, a beautiful, oil-rich country, once one of the wealthiest nations in the Southern Hemisphere, is only sinking further into economic devastation and chaotic, corrupt authoritarianism. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro increasingly looks like a “Bolivarian” version of Vladimir Putin, holding power through corrupt patronage, fear, and the smothering of alternative voices and power centers. The protests were triggered by further moves by the executive to consolidate power…

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143 Suicidally Stupid, Leftist Rioters Arrested In France – Breibart

Six policemen were injured as far left activists rioted, burned cars, and smashed property during violent demonstrations against Marine Le Pen Sunday night in Paris, where 143 arrests were made.

Before the results of the first round were announced on Sunday, several hundred self-styled “anti-fascists” gathered in Paris to oppose the pro-France, anti-globalisation Front National candidate.

Police were pelted with bottles and firecrackers by left wing extremists, many of whom were hooded and dressed in black. According to AFP, demonstrators also torched cars and smashed windows.

“We have come to protest against the masquerade that is this election,” one protester told public broadcaster Franceinfo. “All of its main candidates – [Emmanuel] Macron, [François] Fillon, Le Pen – are standing only to perpetuate the reign of an oligarchy which hoards power and steals the wealth from ordinary people.”…

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President Trump Congratulates Record-Setting Astronaut Aboard ISS Via Video From Oval Office – Washington Times
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In a live video call from the Oval Office to the International Space Station, President Trump congratulated U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson Monday on her record-setting 534th day in space and urged students watching nationwide to prepare for a mission to Mars.

“Station, this is your president, do you hear me?” Mr. Trump began the call, with daughter Ivanka and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins flanking him.

“Yes sir, we have you loud and clear,” Ms. Whitson replied from the ISS that’s orbiting the Earth at about 17,000 mph.

“That’s what we like, great American equipment that works,” the president joked when the connection was made…

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Despite Reports By The Fake News Media, Former Fox Guest Claims She Was Never Sexually Harassed By Sean Hannity – Law Newz

Debbie Schlussel, a former Fox News guest, appeared on a local radio show on Friday and recounted an incident where Sean Hannity purportedly asked her to a hotel, and when she rebuffed his advances, she claims, she was ostracized by the network star.

The story has since gone viral garnering headlines like “Sean Hannity Accused of Sexually Harassing Fox News Guest” in publications like The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post. Now, in an interview with LawNewz.com on Monday morning, Schlussel is denying that she was ever sexually harassed by Sean Hannity. While Schlussel stands by her description of the incident, Schlussel told us that she doesn’t believe what happened between the two amounted to sexual harassment by any legal definition.

“I would never accuse him of that. Sexual harassment has a special meaning under the law, and I would never accuse him of that,” Schlussel, an attorney herself, said. Schlussel said the interaction happened in the early 2000’s when Hannity was in Detroit taping a show…

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AG Sessions: Improper Payments To ‘Mostly Mexicans’ Could Fund Border Wall – Gateway Pundit
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On ABC’s “This Week” this Sunday, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions remarked that through the improperly paid tax credits to “mostly Mexicans”, the border wall could be funded.

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STEPHANOPOULOS: You sound quite confident right there.

Do you have any evidence that Mexico is going to pay for it?

SESSIONS: Well, we’re going to get paid for it one way or the other. I know there’s $4 billion a year in excess payments, according to the Department of the Treasury’s own inspector general several years ago that are going to payments to people – tax credits that they shouldn’t get. Now, these are mostly Mexicans…

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New Orleans Tears Down Confederate Monument Under Dark Of Night – American Mirror

New Orleans city officials removed the first of four Confederate monuments in the city in the dead of night Monday to avoid potential conflicts with protestors who want it to stay where it is.

Workers decked out in bulletproof vests, military helmets and scarves covering their faces disassembled the Liberty Place monument and hauled away the pieces around 5:35 a.m., as police oversaw their work from atop a nearby parking garage, the Associated Press reports.

The precautions, which included starting work at about 1:25 a.m., didn’t deter Civil War re-enactor Robert Bonner from coming down to the site to share his thoughts about the ordeal.

“I think it’s a terrible thing,” the 63-year-old said. “When you start removing history of the city, you start losing money. You start losing where you came from and where you’ve been.”

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landreau and the City Council disagree.

The predominantly black Council voted 6-1 in 2015 to remove the Liberty Place monument, as well as statues honoring Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard and Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis, but legal challenges delayed the action until now.

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South Dakota Muslim Charged With Live Streaming Terrorist Threats On Facebook – American Mirror
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A Muslim man in South Dakota has been charged with one count of terrorist threats after filming himself making threatening remarks while brandishing multiple firearms in the parking lot of a Christian conference and live streaming the video on Facebook.

Police say 45-year-old Ehab Abdulmutta Jaber walked inside the conference holding his Koran in one hand and his cell phone in the other, wearing a t-shirt that said he was armed and he was Muslim. He began live streaming the conference on Facebook and started filming his Koran for about 45 seconds before panning the crowd.

An off-duty police officer that works with the conference approached the man and asked him to stop filming, as the event organizers stated at the beginning of the conference no audio or video recording would be permitted…

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Le Pen, Macron Move On To Run-Off Election In France – Daily Caller

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and populist Marine Le Pen will go up against each other in a run-off election May 7 after finishing first and second, respectively, in Sunday’s presidential election in France.

Exit polls gave Macron 23.7 percent with Le Pen as a close second at 21.7 percent. Communist-backed Jean-Luc Melenchon and conservative Francois Fillion were tied in third place at 19 percent.

The election has been hyped up as one of the most open in decades. Candidates from both sides of the political spectrum have been in contention until the very end.

Macron is considered a political “centrist” who wants to maintain strong relations with the European Union. Le Pen wants the country to leave the EU and impose a moratorium on all immigration.

The last week of the campaign was overshadowed by a terror attack Thursday on Champs-Elysees in Paris…

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Theresa May Looking At Massive Win As Ukip And Labour Voters Abandon Nuttall And Corbyn – Daily Express
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Theresa May’s Tory party has seen a surge in support since the General Election was called – while both Ukip and Labour are rapidly losing their followings, a new poll has found.

The Conservatives have garnered 45 per cent of UK voters’ support, an increase of seven per cent since before the June 8 election was announced on Tuesday, the latest poll of 2,003 adults from Opinium Research revealed.

In the eight days up to Thursday Labour managed to slip by three points to a 26 per cent overall support base following Mrs May’s decision to call a general election to build-up a Brexit mandate for her party.

Mrs May’s party’s widening lead on Labour could provide her with the majority she wants as the Tories currently only have a small working majority of 17.

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Thousands Of Afghan Refugees In Germany Claim To Be Former Taliban Fighters – RT

The German authorities are now verifying statements of thousands of Afghan refugees, who came to Germany and claimed to be former Taliban militants, the German Der Spiegel weekly reports, adding that criminal investigations have been launched in 70 cases.

Since 2015, several thousands of refugees who came from Afghanistan admitted during interviews with representatives of the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) that they either had contacts with some radical Islamist groups in Afghanistan or directly fought for the extremists, Der Spiegel reports, citing data provided by the BAMF to the German security services.

The weekly also says that the German Federal Prosecutor’s Office has already opened criminal cases against 70 Afghan refugees after verifying their statements. Six asylum seekers have been already arrested, the media reports, adding that legal action against some of the suspects will be initiated next week…

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ICE Failures Under Obama Leave 2.2 Million ‘Supervised’ Aliens On American Streets – Breitbart
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A new report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of Inspector General (OIG) reveals startling failures during the Obama Administration that allowed 2.2 million deportable aliens to remain on the streets in a “supervised” status. Aliens with criminal convictions accounted for nearly 400,000 of that total.

The report (attached below) issued by ICE Inspector General (IG) John Roth last week details several failures under the previous administration that built a tremendous backlog for deportation officers (DO). Those failures include imbalanced workloads for DOs, unachievable goals, a lack of clear policies and procedures, and insufficient training.

ICE deportation officers work on deporting aliens who are in a detained or non-detained status…

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New York Police Union Chief Slams Leftist De Blasio, Sides With AG Sessions Over ‘Sanctuary City’ Policy – Daily Caller

Ed Mullins, president of the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association, slammed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil for lashing out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a Friday Justice Department statement relating to the city’s non-compliance with federal immigration law and crime.

Mullins said in a statement issued Friday that “Sessions is absolutely correct to hold New York and other jurisdictions accountable for their so-called ‘sanctuary policies.’”

“For a long time, Mayor De Blasio and the NYPD’s leadership have failed to heed the warning that refusing to cooperate with federal immigration officials when it comes to criminals and suspected terrorists would have consequences beyond making our City less safe. They have placed officers in an impossible Catch-22: between obeying the directives and orders of their superiors and elected officials on one hand, and the obligation they feel to follow the direction of the law and to cooperate with federal immigration officials on the other,” Mullins said…

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BURN! Trump Announces Yuge Pennsylvania Rally To Be Held On Same Night As WH Correspondents Dinner – Business Insider
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President Trump announced on Twitter that he will be holding a rally in Pennsylvania on April 29.

“Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!” Trump tweeted on Saturday afternoon.

The rally will be held on the same night as the White House Correspondents Dinner, which the president said he would be skipping.

Trump’s decision to skip the correspondents dinner and hold a rally on the same night as the event may put White House reporters in a tough spot, forcing them to choose between attending the black-tie dinner and covering Trump’s rally in Pennsylvania…

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Eight Venezuelans Electrocuted To Death While Looting Bakery Amid Massive Protests – Zero Hedge

Venezuela’s ongoing protests against the Maduro regime took tragic turn when at least 12 people were killed overnight during looting and violence in Venezuela’s capital. Most of the deaths took place in El Valle, a working class neighborhood near Caracas’ biggest military base where opposition leaders say a group of people were hit with an electrical current while looting and trying to steal a refrigerator from a bakery.

The chaos turned deadly when looters entered a bakery protected by an electric fence and tried to remove a refrigerator. The accounts varied, but one opposition leader said 13 people were hit with an electrical current after tossing containers filled with water and making contact with the refrigerator’s power cord.

Daniela Alvarado, 25, who sells vegetables in the El Valle area, said the looting on Thursday night began after police officers fired tear gas and buckshot at demonstrators blocking a street with burning tires…

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Black Thug Sets Elderly White Man On Fire Inside Denny’s Restaurant – KATU
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Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 24-year-old man who they say doused a customer with gasoline at Denny’s Wednesday night and then lit him on fire.

The victim, 69-year-old Scott Ranstrom, is in critical condition with burns to his face and body. His family has set up a GoFundMe page.

Deputies identified the suspect as DeShaun James Swanger. They say he was living in transitional housing with 18 people. They arrested him shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday near 80th and Sunnyside Drive. Buck Sleight, a neighbor and Swanger’s former roommate, called in a tip that helped lead deputies to the suspect.

“I was at work, and I got the message on Facebook – if I recognized the guy – so I called authorities and handled it,” Sleight said…

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Nancy Pelosi May Be Forced To Resign Over Intern Sex Scandal – USA Politics Today

Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is in a PICKLE and may need to STEP DOWN amid a scandal nobody SAW coming. A small group of interns working for her asked if they could throw a birthday party in her office after hours that ended being a wild ride of sex and drugs.

Pelosi may have been able to claim IGNORANCE if her office wasn’t wired with a live security feed she can watch from any wi-fi device. According to an aide who gave a deposition on the incident, Pelosi spent a good amount of the night watching and laughing and recorded the whole thing.

It’s not secret that Liberals are MORALLY BANKRUPT, but according to reports from Washington Examiner , the party was little more than a Roman toga-themed orgy in a taxpayer-funded office where DRUGS were used liberally and almost everyone ended up with their TOGA on the floor.

Disgusting use of resources paid for by the people . All of the interns have been fired and now Pelosi faces the wrath of Trey Gowdy’s newly formed ETHICS COMMITTEE…

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Taxpayer-Funded Duck Penis Researcher Now Studying Whale Penises – Washington Free Beacon
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A leading researcher on a ridiculed taxpayer-funded study of duck penises is now using her expertise on orca whales and is going to the “March for Science” to protest budget cuts.

Patricia Brennan, a visiting lecturer at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, worked on the duck penis study that received $384,949 from the National Science Foundation, a grant that was funded through the 2009 stimulus package. The study looked at the differences in the corkscrew-shaped penises of ducks.

A recent interview with New England Public Radio revealed that Brennan is still fascinated by genitalia of various marine animals, this time one from an orca whale that was just delivered from Sea World to her lab…

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German Judge Rules Turkish Man’s Forced Violent Sex Is ‘Culturally’ Not Rape – PJ Media

A German judge has acquitted a Turkish man of rape, despite the fact that he forced a woman to have sex with him, and left her incapacitated. The judge argued that in “the mentality of the Turkish cultural circle,” what the woman “had experienced as rape” might be considered merely “wild sex.” The judge refused to convict the rapist, because “no intention is demonstrable.”

According to the German daily newspaper Mنrkische Allgemeine (forgive the weak translation from Google Translate), the judge told the woman, “I believe Mrs. G. every word,” but added that “her tormentor probably did not know what he was doing to her.” On the night of August 18, 2016, the 23-year-old Turkish man sold drugs to the young woman and they consumed speed together.

He asked her to “go to bed with her” and she refused. According to the report, she had said he was “not her type.” But the drug dealer forced himself on her…

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Your CCW Feel-Good Story O’ The Day – Daily Caller

New footage from the riots in Berkeley, California, Saturday shows one unfortunate Antifa protester getting attacked by his own team.
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The Antifa – anti-fascist for the uninformed – uniform usually consists of black garb and masks, and just after this bro-tester lost his face wear, he received an eyeful of mace, followed by a skateboard to the teeth.

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Canada Has Detained More Mexicans In First Two Months Of 2017 Than In All Of 2016 – CBC

The Canada Border Services Agency detained more Mexican migrants in the first two months of 2017 than it did in all of 2016, new statistics show.

According to the CBSA, 444 Mexicans had been detained in Canada as of March 9.

In 2016, 410 Mexicans were held by Canadian border officials.

The spike comes immediately after Canada’s federal government lifted its visa requirement for Mexican citizens in December. In January alone, 70 Mexicans made refugee claims upon arriving in Canada.

At that time, Conservative Foreign Affairs critic Peter Kent told CBC News the change was not surprising.

“We anticipated there would be, if not an immediate spike, a surge, and it seems that is what’s happening.”

Many Mexicans looking north have shifted their focus from the United States to Canada as President Donald Trump vows to crack down on America’s undocumented immigrants, about half of whom are Mexican…

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Trump Administration To Boycott U.N. Human Rights Council Over Anti-Israel Agenda – Washington Free Beacon
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The Trump administration will boycott the United Nation’s Human Rights Council, or UNHRC, due to its efforts to advance an anti-Israel agenda, according to senior administration officials familiar with the effort who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

The UNHRC, which includes member countries cited for mass human rights abuses, is poised on Monday to adopt at least five anti-Israel resolutions, prompting outrage in the Trump administration over what officials described as the council’s unjust bias against the Jewish state.

The action on these items has prompted the Trump administration to boycott the council and refuse to attend the Monday meeting, according to administration officials apprised of the situation who spoke with the Free Beacon…

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House Intelligence Chairman: ‘No Evidence Of Collusion’ Between Trump Camp, Russia – The Hill

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) on Sunday said he’s seen no evidence of collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.

Nunes was asked during an interview on “Fox News Sunday” if he has seen any evidence of any collusion between “Trump world” and Russia to swing the 2016 presidential election.

“I’ll give you a very simple answer: ‘No,’ ” Nunes said.

“Up to speed on everything I have up to this morning. No evidence of collusion.”

Nunes was also asked whether he thinks there are elements inside the intelligence community or FBI leaking information to undercut the Trump presidency.

“It’s pretty clear that that’s happening,” he said.

“There’s even been stories written about it in numerous newspapers talking about how they said they left breadcrumbs around to hurt the Trump administration.”

When pressed again on whether he believes there are people inside these intelligence community leaking information, Nunes said he doesn’t “think so anymore.”…

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Smoothly But Warily, U.S. And China Stick To Script In Tillerson Visit – Reuters
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Despite a long list of potential pitfalls, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to China, the first by a senior member of the Trump administration, passed off relatively smoothly although there were no tangible gains to show.

On the positive side, there was none of the awkwardness of the kind seen in Washington as President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held the first summit meeting between two of the West’s biggest allies.

Even a tweet from Trump criticizing China the night before Tillerson landed in Beijing did not, at least in public, create any discord.

As Tillerson wrapped up his visit on Sunday, Chinese President Xi Jinping praised his “active efforts” in making a smooth transition of the U.S.-China relationship to the Trump era…

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Obama IRS Rushed Like A Bat Out Of Hell To Give Satanist Group Tax-Exempt Status – Matthew Vadum

The Obama administration sicked the Internal Revenue Service on Tea Party and conservative groups and slow-walked their applications for tax-exempt status, an important attribute for any new nonprofit organization.

But good-government group Judicial Watch discovered that Obama’s IRS granted a Satanist group – yes, Devil-worshippers – official nonprofit status in a mere 10 days from start to finish. Maybe Saul Alinsky paid tribute to Lucifer in Rules for Radicals for a reason.

The Somerville, Mass.-based nonprofit is called Reason Alliance. It carries on business in Washington State as the Satanic Temple of Seattle.

The Reason Alliance “applied for tax-exempt status on October 21, 2014 and received it on October 31, 2014,” according to documents Judicial Watch obtained from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The group is focused on setting up chapters of the After School Satan Club…

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In First 2 Months, Trump Has Reduced The Debt By $100 Billion; Obama Increased It By $400 Billion – Gateway Pundit
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On January 20th, the day of President Trump’s Inauguration, the U.S. Debt stood at $19,947 billion. As of March 16th, the most recent date for U.S. debt reporting, the U.S. Debt stands at $19,846 billion. President Trump has cut the U.S. Debt burden by over $100 billion and 0.5% in the first two months since his inauguration.

By comparison, under President Obama, the U.S. Debt burden increased by more than $400 billion after his inauguration through March 19th 2009, his first two months in office. Obama increased the U.S. Debt by 3.9% during this time period and signed the trillion dollar ‘Stimulus’ bill which is widely considered a colossal failure and waste of US tax dollars as well.

The failed ‘Stimulus’ was the major piece of legislation in Obama’s first year leading to Obama’s first year deficit of $1.4 trillion…

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Trump Holds VA Meeting At Mar-A-Lago Saturday Night – Palm Beach Post

The White House said President Donald Trump held a meeting to discuss the Department of Veterans Affairs while at Mar-a-Lago Saturday night.

“This evening President Trump had another meeting, including dinner, concerning the Department of Veterans Affairs and how to turn it around for the benefit of our great veterans,” the White House said in a summary of Trump’s day. “Great progress is being made and will be reported on in the future.”

Trump had said Friday that the meeting was scheduled for that evening at his “Southern White House.” A White House spokeswoman later told The Palm Beach Post that the meeting would not happen at that time.

Though the statement sent Saturday night by the White House did not mention with whom Trump met, pool reports earlier in the day showed the president met with Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter before the pair had dinner with first lady Melania Trump and Perlmutter’s wife, Laura…

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President Trump Surprises Supporters With Invite To Mar-A-Lago – WPTV
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Saturday marked a day full of Presidential and Vice Presidential motorcades traveling back and forth across Palm Beach County.

For the first time since taking office, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are visiting Palm Beach at the same time.

Supporters gathering to watch the President’s motorcade return from his golf course to Mar-a-Lago got the surprise of a lifetime Saturday afternoon.

A small group had lined up on Bingham Island with signs and flags.

“We waved to him, the cars went by really fast, and we were just sitting down talking about the events of the day,” said Valeria Bianco…

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Judicial Watch Sues For Info On Clinton Tarmac Meeting With Lynch – Washington Standard

Watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit to gather information about the infamous tarmac meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch that took place in Phoenix, Arizona on June 27, 2016, a meeting which took place just ahead of FBI Director James Comey’s admission that Hillary Clinton committed a federal crime with her illegal private email server, but would not seek an indictment.

In the four-page complaint, Judicial Watch mentions their first attempt on June 29, 2016 via a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain the following:

* Any and all records and/or transcripts of a meeting held between Attorney General Loretta lynch and former President Bill Clinton on June 28, 2016.

* Any and all records of communication sent to or from officials in the Office of the Attorney General regarding the meeting held between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton on June 28, 2016…

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Trey Gowdy Fights Tears As He Vows To Destroy Elite Pedophile Ring – Your News Wire
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Trey Gowdy fought back tears in Congress as he put the elite pedophile ring on notice, warning that anyone who dares interfere with his child exploitation investigation will be forced to publicly explain why they are obstructing it.

On the first day back at Congress, Gowdy delivered an emotionally charged speech, discussing child sex abuse cases and the mental images that have been scarred on his brain after seeing material related to the investigation into the pedophile rings that have infiltrated Washington D.C.

Addressing a detective charged with heading the investigation, Gowdy said: “I want you to give me a list of the providers that are giving you a hard time. We are going to have another [hearing] here…

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Suspect Detained After Driving Up To White House Checkpoint And Claiming To Have An Explosive Device – Daily Mail

A man has been detained after driving up to a security checkpoint at the White House and claiming he had an explosive device inside, authorities have said.

Officials stopped the car Saturday night, about a quarter-mile from President Trump’s executive residence.

The incident marks the third safety scare in eight days at the White House, raising concerns about lapses in security under the Secret Service’s watch.

Earlier Saturday, someone jumped a low metal barrier just outside a White House fence. About a week earlier a man breached an outer perimeter fence and scaled a vehicle gate to gain entry to the White House grounds and was said to have spent 16 minutes on the property before he was stopped.

A vehicle approached the White House around 11 pm Saturday and was deemed suspicious, a Secret Service spokesperson told Fox News about the latest reported breach…

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An FBI-Investigated Islamist Takes Over The Vermont Democrats – Daniel Greenfield
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Vermont Democrats have something else to celebrate besides the creation and failure of the first statewide socialized medicine system in America. Recovering from that glorious triumph, Vermont Democrats have elected their first Muslim state party chairman.

The lucky fellow is Faisal Gill who called his victory a rebuke of President Trump. “To have a Muslim and immigrant to be the state party chair sends a really strong message to Trump and his type of politics that this is not where the country is at.”

Gill’s election doesn’t send much of a message about where America is at. But it certainly sends a message about where the Democrats are at.

Back when Gill was playing a Republican, courtesy of Grover Norquist, left-wing media outlets like Salon were willing to report on his troubling Islamist ties…

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Democrat Mayor From Ohio Pleads Guilty To Multiple Counts Of Child Rape – WCMH

Former Hubbard, Ohio mayor Richard Keenan, who now admits to raping a young child, is facing life behind bars.

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

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

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

He said prosecutors have a responsibility to do what’s best for the victim and that they accomplished that Friday.

“Not bringing her in here to have to testify in the small courtroom with this man in there as well.”

Keenan’s family was emotional. They lashed out at reporters after the hearing and tried to block him from the camera’s view…

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Rock ‘N’ Roll Pioneer Chuck Berry Dead At 90 – Reuters
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Chuck Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock ‘n’ roll pioneers as one of its most influential guitarists and lyricists, creating raucous anthems that defined the genre’s sound and heartbeat, died on Saturday at his Missouri home. He was 90.

Police in St. Charles County, outside St. Louis, said they were called to Berry’s home by a caretaker and found him unresponsive. Efforts to revive him failed and he was pronounced dead at 1:26 p.m. local time.

Considered one of the founding fathers of rock ‘n’ roll, Charles Edward Anderson Berry was present at its infancy in the 1950s and emerged as its first star guitarist and songwriter – a nearly 30-year-old black performer whose style electrified young white audiences and was emulated by white performers who came to dominate American popular music…

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Secretary Of State Tillerson To Propaganda Media: Go Pound Sand – USA Politics Today

Rex Tillerson is a no nonsense kind of man just like President Trump and this is exactly why he was chosen for such an important position.

Secretary of State Tillerson also isn’t going to take any of the media’s BS and lies either because he just shut them out of his plane!

Tillerson was asked why he banned the press from his plane while traveling the world and his response has left the media completely silenced.

His answer was simple and to the point. “I spend my time working on this airplane.”

Finally we have a Secretary of State that puts his job over getting face time with the press.

The press of course was completely taken back because they have never experienced this before.

Tillerson had more to say on the issue and from what he said it doesn’t appear that the press will get much face time with the busy man…

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Disgraced Starbucks CEO Steps Down – Truthfeed
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Disgraced CEO Howard Schulz is stepping down as Starbucks CEO.

This move comes as the Starbucks brand is being hammered into the ground by Schultz’s controversial comments and anti-American pledge to hire 10 thousand refugees.

The company is facing backlash, boycotts, and recent polling shows Americans do not approve of the liberal agenda being pushed by Schultz and the overpriced coffee company.

Of course, liberals will spin this as a positive, saying Schultz is staying on as “executive chairman.”

However, the truth is, Schultz’s wild liberal propaganda has negatively impacted the company, and having him at the helm is only causing further damage…

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IBM To Hire 2,000 Veterans After Meeting With Trump – Breitbart

The Trump jobs boom continues, with computer giant IBM announcing that it is set to hire 2,000 veterans of the U.S. Military after a meeting with President Donald J. Trump.

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, who serves on Trump’s business advisory board, is to announce the new plans on Friday.

The company intends to open 20 new P-TECH schools in the U.S. and will retrain and certify the veterans over a four-year period, Axios reported.

Many of the veterans will be trained in the use of IBM’s software programs used by law enforcement, cybersecurity, and national security agencies.

IBM joins a growing list of companies announcing major expansion in the age of Trump. The list includes 45,000 jobs announced by Exxon Mobil, 10,000 new jobs at Kroger, 10,000 jobs at Walmart, another 10,000 jobs to be offered by U.S. Steel, and 50,000 by SoftBank Telecommunications, among many others…

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Trump Says U.S. Must Be Paid More To Defend Germany – Fox Business
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President Donald Trump said Saturday that Germany owes “vast sums of money” to NATO and the U.S. “must be paid more” for providing defense, reiterating his stance that European allies need to meet their end of the bargain if they are to continue benefiting from the military alliance.

Trump’s tweet from his Florida resort, where he is spending the weekend, came the day after his first meeting with Germany’s leader.

“Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,” the president wrote. “Nevertheless, Germany owes… vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!”…

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Laptop With “Highly Sensitive” Trump Data, Clinton Email Probe Info Stolen From Secret Service Agent – Zero Hedge

Even when Hillary Clinton is no longer running for president, laptop “accidents” continue to follow her.

As regular readers will recall, shortly before the election, the FBI revealed that a laptop containing some of Hillary Clinton’s emails mysteriously disappeared in transit, while several months later, another laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner just as mysteriously was found to contain emails between his then-wife Huma Abedin and her boss, Hillary.

The laptop in question prompted the FBI to reopen its probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails just days before the presidential election.

Now, according to the New York Daily News which cites police sources, a laptop computer containing information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation, as well as floor plans for Trump Tower and other national security information, was stolen from a Secret Service agent’s vehicle in Brooklyn…

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Google Lets Anti-Semitic Videos Stay On YouTube – The Times
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Google is failing to remove virulent antisemitic content from its YouTube video platform in an apparent breach of its own guidelines and the law.

Havas, one of the world’s biggest advertising agencies, pulled hundreds of UK clients out of Google’s advertising network yesterday after revelations in The Times that taxpayers and big brands were unwittingly funding extremists through adverts. Dozens of other brands have also withdrawn their business.

The full scale of Google’s failure to tackle hate speech can be revealed today, with fresh analysis showing that more than 200 antisemitic videos are hosted on YouTube.

In some cases, the offensive videos were uploaded years ago and have attracted hundreds of thousands of views…

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House Passes Bill To Stop VA From Infringing On Veterans’ Right To Own Guns – Western Journalism

The House of Representatives on Thursday took the first step in scrapping a law that denies thousands of veterans the ability to own a gun.

The House voted 240-175 for the Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act to go to the Senate. The White House has signaled that President Donald Trump will sign the legislation if it passes the Senate.

The bill would end the current practice under which the Department of Veterans Affairs rules that veterans who cannot manage their financial affairs are automatically entered into National Instant Criminal Background Check System as unable to own a gun.

The bill would require a judge to assess the veteran to determine if he or she is truly a threat to anyone before the veteran is added to the database.

The bill’s supporters said there is no connection between fiscal acuity and gun ownership…

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Principal Recruits Students For Secret ‘Gay’ Club – WorldNetDaily
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Faculty and staff members at a charter school in Sandpoint, Idaho, set up a clandestine student “gay” club, recruited students for it and concealed their activism from the affected students’ parents apparently in violation of federal law, according to letter from the nonprofit legal organization Liberty Counsel.

Consequently, Liberty Counsel will “take further action to prevent irreparable harm to the rights of our clients, as well as the parents of other children whom the school is recruiting in the absence of their parents’ knowledge and permission,” the group says in a letter to school officials from Richard L. Mast Jr.

Principal Mary Jensen of Forrest Bird Charter School, which runs middle and high school operations, “admitted the secrecy under which school staff and others had operated,” Liberty Counsel says…

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Australian Teacher Quits After Islamic Students Threaten To Behead Her – Heatstreet

Teachers at a primary school in Sydney, Australia have been threatened with beheading and other violence from young Islamic students, prompting one of them to quit her job.

Students as young as those in Year 5, according to the Daily Telegraph, are making the violent threats and pressuring others to read the Koran at Punchbowl Public School in Sydney.

Documents given to the newspaper allege that three staff members have taken a leave of absence owing to stress, received counselling and been awarded compensation after bullying from Islamic students.

One female teacher reportedly quit her job after it got too much for her. She claims she quit after receiving death threats to her family from her year 5 and 6 students, with some saying they would behead her.

The teacher also said she made numerous complaints back in 2014 about the extraordinary behavior in the class…

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Sean Spicer Destroys ABC Reporter With Facts About Trump Wiretapping – USA Politics Today
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ABC’s Jonathan Karl tried to take a shot at Sean Spicer and then immediately regretted it!

He tried to make the claim that Obama didn’t wiretap Trump Tower during the election and then Sean Spicer went off on him for his lies. Sean Spicer then proceeded to use the mainstream media’s own words against them.

Spicer proceeded to completely destroy Jonathan Karl for 12 minutes. Watch Spicer just completely unload on these people. This man the only person standing between President Trump and the lies of the mainstream media.

Let’s give him a round of applause for trying to show basic logic and common sense to the lying media…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Washington Post:

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

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

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

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

“You shoot them?”

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. Huffington Post saw the situation accurately while I was hallucinating.
2. My version of events is accurate and Huffington Post hallucinated.
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A Day Without Jobs: 18 Tennesseans Fired For Taking Part In ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Protest – KGTV

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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President Trump Visits South Carolina Boeing Plant – USA Today

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dabney Miller draws a paycheck from the UC Berkeley administration.

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

Violent far left rioters and goons shut the talk down…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trump’s new policy seeks to exclude people who:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ISIS’ Chief Executioner Stabbed To Death In Iraq – Daily Mail

Islamic State’s chief executioner, who has beheaded more than 100 people, has been stabbed to death in an ambush in Iraq.

Nicknamed Abu Sayyaf, he was dubbed one of the terror groups scariest decapitators and was paraded in their sick videos for his huge frame.

He was also said to be leading ISIS in the Nineveh State, where he was killed by an unknown group who swarmed terrorist territory.

Abu Sayyaf, translated to mean ‘father of swordsmith’, is also the name for an ISIS branch in the Philippines synonymous with beheadings and kidnappings.

The executioner, who died in the al-Dasawa region in the western side of the city of Nineveh, was renowned for collecting the heads of his victims and dumping them in the same infamous hole in the region of al-Khasafa.

Muhammad Yawar, an Iraqi journalist, told ARA News: ‘Abu Sayyaf was one of the scariest executioners in Nineveh. He was known for his huge body and heavy arms. He was one of the renowned faces in the ISIS propaganda videos.

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Starbucks Pledges To Hire 10,000 “Refugees” In Response To Trump’s Executive Order – The Hill
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Starbucks plans to hire thousands of refugees over the next five years in response to Trump’s immigration ban, the CEO announced Sunday.

Starbucks will hire 10,000 refugees in 75 countries, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced in a memo to all employees on Sunday.

“We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question,” Schultz wrote in the statement. “These uncertain times call for different measures and communication tools than we have used in the past.”…

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News-Parody Twitter Account Calls Leftist Reporters “Gullible Morons” For Taking Their Tweets Seriously – Gateway Pundit

A Twitter account “Reuter New Braek,” which identifies itself as a parody account in its profile information, tweeted out late Sunday night that police had identified the gunman in the Canadian Mosque shooting as two white supremacists, David Aurine and Mathieu Fournier.

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The account has only a few hundred followers and again it says in it’s own description that it is a parody account yet the Daily Beast didn’t bother to check it’s sources and even scarier they use twitter as their news source to find information.

The parody account responded to attacks from people by saying, “It’s not my fault modern journalists are all gullible morons.”

They have since added an editors note to the article noting that the information in the article was false…

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Gulf Leaders Agree To Trump’s Request To Set Up ‘Safe Zones’ – Daily Caller
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The King of Saudi Arabia and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi agreed with President Donald Trump’s request to support safe zones for refugees in the Middle East, the White House announced Sunday.

A White House readout of the call between President Trump and Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abd Al-Aziz Al Saud said that the King agreed to “support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, as well as supporting other ideas to help the many refugees who are displaced by the ongoing conflicts.”

The readout of the call between Trump and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayid Al Nuhayyan of the United Arab Emirates was less specific but shared the same sentiment…

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Seven Inconvenient Facts About Trump’s Refugee Actions – John Hayward

The sober and logical reasons for President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees and visitors are rising above the noise after an evening of hysterical over-reactions and emotional meltdowns on the nation’s TV networks.

Advocates of sane, secure immigration policy have long noted that it’s almost impossible to have a reasonable discussion of the refugee and immigration issues, because it’s been sentimentalized and politicized beyond the realm of rational thought.

This weekend brings them another superb example of media-magnified shrieking about fascism, bleating about “white nationalists,” howling about “religious persecution,” false invocations of the Constitution, and theatrical sobbing on behalf of the Statue of Liberty.

For readers who want to wallow in the emotion, examples can be found in this handy dossier of hysteria compiled by the Washington Post. But clear-eyed adults prefer to examine plain facts about Trump’s executive order:

1. It is NOT a “Muslim ban.” You will search the Executive Order in vain for mentions of Islam, or any other religion. By Sunday morning, the media began suffering acute attacks of honesty and writing headlines such as “Trump’s Latest Executive Order: Banning People From 7 Countries and More” (CNN) and printing the full text of the order…

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DeBlasio To CNN: It’s OK To Shield Undocumented Drunk Drivers – The Hill
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New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio told CNN’s Jake Tapper that it is OK to shield undocumented immigrants who drive drunk from federal authorities if it does not “lead to any other negative outcome.”

Tapper asked the Democratic mayor on Sunday’s “State of the Union” if he would comply with federal authorities following President Trump’s executive order to halt funding to cities that do not cooperate with immigration officials by presenting a specific scenario.

“If you’re a drunk driver and you’re an undocumented immigrant, why should there be a place for you in this country?” Tapper asked…

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Flashback: Obama Regime Stopped Processing Iraq Refugee Requests For 6 Months In 2011 – The Federalist

Although the Obama administration currently refuses to temporarily pause its Syrian refugee resettlement program in the United States, the State Department in 2011 stopped processing Iraq refugee requests for six months after the Federal Bureau of Investigation uncovered evidence that several dozen terrorists from Iraq had infiltrated the United States via the refugee program.

After two terrorists were discovered in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 2009, the FBI began reviewing reams of evidence taken from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that had been used against American troops in Iraq. Federal investigators then tried to match fingerprints from those bombs to the fingerprints of individuals who had recently entered the United States as refugees:

An intelligence tip initially led the FBI to Waad Ramadan Alwan, 32, in 2009. The Iraqi had claimed to be a refugee who faced persecution back home – a story that shattered when the FBI found his fingerprints on a cordless phone base that U.S. soldiers dug up in a gravel pile south of Bayji, Iraq on Sept. 1, 2005. The phone base had been wired to unexploded bombs buried in a nearby road.

An ABC News investigation of the flawed U.S. refugee screening system, which was overhauled two years ago, showed that Alwan was mistakenly allowed into the U.S. and resettled in the leafy southern town of Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city of 60,000 which is home to Western Kentucky University and near the Army’s Fort Knox and Fort Campbell…

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DHS Will Continue To Enforce Trump’s Immigration Order – Fox News
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The Department of Homeland Security issued a statement early Sunday saying that they plan on continuing to “enforce all of the president’s executive orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people.”

The DHS said the court order would not affect the overall implementation of the White House order and the court order affected a small number of travelers who were inconvenienced by security procedures upon their return.

“The president’s executive orders remain in place – prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the U.S. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety,” the statement said…

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Obama-Appointed Judge Partially Blocks Trump’s Immigration Order – Zero Hedge

Symbolic war broke out between the Judicial and Executive branches shortly before 9pm on Saturday evening, when federal judge Ann Donnelly in the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn issued an emergency stay halting Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven mostly Muslim nations entering the US, and temporarily letting people who landed in U.S. with valid visa to remain on US territory, saying removing the refugees could cause “irreparable harm”.

The court’s ruling was in response to a petition filed on Saturday morning by the ACLU on behalf of the two Iraqi men who were initially detained at JFK International Airport on Friday night after Trump’s ban, and were subsequently granted entry into the US.

The ACLU issued the following statement following the court ruling:

A federal judge tonight granted the American Civil Liberties Union’s request for a nationwide temporary injunction that will block the deportation of all people stranded in U.S. airports under President Trump’s new Muslim ban. The ACLU and other legal organizations filed a lawsuit on behalf of individuals subject to President Trump’s Muslim ban. The lead plaintiffs have been detained by the U.S. government and threatened with deportation even though they have valid visas to enter the United States…

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Obama Selected The List Of Muslim Countries In Trump’s Executive Order – Townhall
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As the Left and some Republicans lose their minds over President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on immigration, let’s not forget that the list of concerned countries that the Trump administration outlined in the order is based on the one signed into law by the former Obama administration. So, it looks like the Obama White House set the groundwork (viaMic News):

According to the draft copy of Trump’s executive order, the countries whose citizens are barred entirely from entering the United States is based on a bill that Obama signed into law in December 2015.

Obama signed the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act as part of an omnibus spending bill…

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Muslim Migrant Gang Burns Down Women’s Center Just Weeks After It Opens – Daily Express

The Women’s Centre at the refugee camp in Grande-Synthe on the outskirts of Dunkirk, northern France, was gutted by fire only a few weeks after it was officially opened by volunteers.

The centre was opened as a safe place for women refugees and their infants to get emotional support, help and information around feeding babies and young children, and health advice.

It was funded by thousands of pounds raised through crowdfunding.

According to volunteers helping refugees within the camp, which has housed hundreds of migrants trying to get into the UK since 2006, it has been infiltrated by a migrant “criminal gang” that is believed may be responsible for the fire.

It is not clear if this month’s alleged arson has been officially reported to the authorities, but details of it have emerged in online blogs written by volunteers who have visited the camp.

Maddie McMahon, a breastfeeding counsellor from Cambridge who embarked on an separate visit, wrote in a blog on thebirthhub.co.uk of her upset at learning about the fire after previously visiting the centre, and of the criminal gangs.

She said: “The Woman’s Centre is gutted. So are we…

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Congress Orders FBI To Hand Over Hillary’s Email Server – USA Newsflash
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Congressed has finally done what we wanted to see it do for a long time now. It ordered the FBI to hand over the contents of Clinton’s email server, so that they can conduct their own investigation into possible ‘criminal activity’.

The FBI Director James Comey was asked to give the House Oversight Committee the Datto Company’s secure cloud storage that contained Hillary’s server contents.

Reports from The Gateway Pundit say that Datto, Inc. informed the Congress back in 2015 that it provided the FBI with the storage node of containing emails from the private server of Hillary Clinton. And today, the House Oversight Committee demanded that FBI hand them over the emails that they’ve been protecting so hard for a year now…

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President Trump Talks To Five World Leaders On Saturday – KTLA

US President Donald Trump may be having his biggest day of diplomacy yet, speaking by phone Saturday with five world leaders – most significantly Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Germany’s Angela Merkel.

It was Trump’s first phone conversation with the Russian President since his inauguration last week, and one whose outcome will be closely studied.

CNN’s Matthew Chance in Moscow said a Kremlin summary of the phone call talked about stabilizing the relationship between the two nations and several other subjects. Some of the other issues included restoring trade ties, international terrorism, the situations in Ukraine and the Korean Peninsula, and the coordination of military action against ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria.

The Kremlin call summary didn’t specifically mention US sanctions against Russia. It said restoration of mutually beneficial economic ties “could further stimulate progressive and stable development of bilateral relations,” according to a CNN translation of the Russian statement.

Both Trump and Putin said before the call that they would like to see warmer ties between their two nations. However, relations between Trump and his team and Russia have been under scrutiny following allegations that Moscow meddled in the US election last year…

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Trump Sets 5-Year And Lifetime Lobbying Bans For Officials – Business Insider
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President Donald Trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying.

Trump used his executive authority Saturday to put in place the bans – fulfilling part of his campaign pledge to “drain the swamp” in Washington.

Trump has said that those who want to work for him should focus on the job they’ll be doing for the American people, and not on future income earned by peddling their influence after serving in government…

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Trump Orders Joint Chiefs To Plan ISIS Destruction – Washington Times

President Trump signed executive action Saturday ordering the Joint Chiefs of Staff to immediately develop a plan to defeat the Islamic State, sending a message to the world that obliterating the terrorist army is a top priority for the U.S.

“This is the plan to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, in other words ISIS,” he said as he singed the document in the Oval Office. “I think it’s going to be very successful. That’s big stuff.”

The president issued the order in the form of executive action to send a message, said a senior administration official.

“Obviously that executive order will represent a profound statement on the part of the United States that we are committed to ending this atrocity,” said the official.

The Joint Chief will have to present options for the destruction of ISIS to Mr. Trump within 30 days. Anticipating the order, military leaders reportedly have already begun to devise new strategies.

Mr. Trump signed two other executive actions.

He signed an order to reorganize the National Security Council. Mr. Trump said it would make the council more efficient and enhance the security of the U.S…

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President Trump’s First Address To The Nation – Zero Hedge
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US President Donald Trump made his first weekly address to the nation on Saturday, outlining the smorgasbord of actions he has taken in his first week.

As AP reports,

In it, Trump said he had met the leaders of some of the country’s top manufacturing companies and labour unions and told them that he wanted to make things in America, using American workers.

He also said that he had signed orders to prepare for repealing and replacing Obamacare, and the withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership so that the US could negotiate one-on-one deals that protected American workers…

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ABC Omits From Transcript Trump Shutting Down Muir On March For Life – Newsbusters

On Thursday afternoon, our friends at RedState flagged this peculiar development that ABC News transcript excluded an exchange from the David Muir-President Trump interview where Trump scolded Muir for the media’s lack of coverage of the March for Life versus the Women’s March on Washington.

With an eagle eye for this detail, RedState’s “Streiff” provided a generous nod to Nicholas Fondacaro’s blog from Wednesday night and concluded it’d be pertinent to check out the full transcript.

That’s where Streiff ran into trouble:

Guess what? This entire exchange is simply omitted from the ABC transcript.

Is it a clerical oversight? Did they not like seeing powdered and blow-dried empty suit that runs their news operation stuttering away? Did it interfere with their narrative about Trump? Did they, in short, intentionally cut it? I don’t know anything more than that, but the omission seems to make Donald Trump’s point about March for Life coverage in a much stronger way than Trump did. In other words, that they’re so committed to not covering the size of the March they couldn’t even let this point stand on their website.

Further, Muir discussed this portion of the interview on Thursday during ABC’s Good Morning America…

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Next On Trump’s List: Rein In The UN Dictators Club – New American
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Establishment globalists were right to be concerned about the fate of their schemes. After a fast-paced first week of putting “America First” by targeting pseudo-“free trade” regimes and rogue regulatory agencies, President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to take on the United Nations.

Its swarms of agencies, programs, bureaucracies, conventions, and associated schemes are also in the crosshairs. According to a January 25 report in the anti-Trump New York Times, which claimed to have seen a set of draft orders being prepared by the administration, Trump plans to drastically reduce the U.S. government’s role at the UN and other international organizations.

He is also planning a review of sovereignty-stealing UN treaties, with a view toward restoring self-government in various policy areas and saving U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars. Globalists everywhere are in a panic…

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Trump’s Executive Orders Dramatically Expand Power Of Immigration Officers – CNN

The immigration executive orders signed by President Donald Trump this week could amount to a vast expansion of authority for individual immigration officers and a dramatic increase in efforts to detain and deport undocumented immigrants.

The order lays out a series of categories of undocumented immigrants that immigration law enforcement officials should prioritize for removing from the country, a reaction to what was criticized by the right as lax enforcement of immigration law by former President Barack Obama.

But experts say the descriptions include virtually every person in the country illegally and give broad latitude to individual immigration officers to decide who should be detained for deportation.

In addition to a strain on resources, critics worry the orders could cause legal concerns.

The Obama administration had prioritized expulsion of undocumented immigrants who threatened public safety or national security, had ties to criminal gang activity, committed serious felony offenses or were habitual misdemeanor criminal offenders.

Trump’s order goes far beyond that, using a sweeping definition of “criminal” and giving a single immigration officer the ability to make judgments on threats to public safety…

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Trump: Syrian Christians Will Be Given ‘Priority’ For Refugee Status – Daily Caller
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday for “extreme vetting” of refugees from certain foreign countries under the scope of the terror watch list, but told Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody that persecuted Christians overseas would be given priority for entry into the United States when it comes to the country’s refugee program.

“Persecuted Christians, we’ve talked about this, the refugees overseas. The refugee program, or the refugee changes you’re looking to make. As it relates to persecuted Christians, do you see them as kind of a priority here?” Brody asked.

“Yes,” Trump replied. “They’ve been horribly treated. Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough to get into the United States?…

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The Democrats Retreat From Reality – Matthew Continetti

“Retreat” is an appropriate description of what took place in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, this week. Senate Democrats took a break from not confirming President Trump’s cabinet to visit this historic city in a state the president won by 40 points. According to Politico the assembled were scheduled to hear from associates of the Clinton family and to “hold lessons on how to talk to real people.” Oh to be a fly on the wall.

I like to imagine Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer nodding sagely as Joe Manchin, the only Democratic senator with a modicum of common sense, asks a group of Trump voters to explain why calling people drug-addled unemployable racist misogynistic fascists is not, in fact, the best way to earn their votes. It’s moments like these when Barbara Boxer’s absence from the Democratic caucus would be most felt, I think. Faced with Trump supporters, the former California senator likely would respond with a hysterical and barely coherent monologue involving climate change, immigration, abortion rights, and gun control, all the while oblivious to the fact that these were the very issues that brought Trump to office. At least Boxer has pizzazz. These days the role of the clueless liberal proclaiming her moral supremacy over the déclassé is left to the nondescript, soporific, Dolores Umbridge-like Patty Murray. Here is yet another example of national decline…

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Obama Has Refused To Deport 820,000 Illegal Aliens Guilty Of Murder, Rape, Drug Offenses, And Other Crimes – Breitbart

A new report estimates that there are up to 820,000 illegal aliens in the U.S. who have escaped deportation under Obama’s regime despite that many of them have been convicted of serious crimes including murder, rape, drug offenses, and other crimes.

While some estimates say there are up to 2 million criminal illegal aliens in the U.S., a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies finds there are at least 820,000 which, as the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard notes, is still larger than the populations of four states: Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont, or Wyoming.

The study finds that as many as 690,000 of the 820,000 have very serious convictions, while the others have lesser crimes to their record.

Bedard also quotes CIS fellow David North who discounts dividing the illegal immigrants into separate categories based on lesser or greater crimes saying, “an illegal alien with a shoplifting record, for example, is an illegal alien who does not belong here in the first place.”

During his last four years in office, the number of illegal immigrants Obama deported plunged from his first term. In fact, during 2015, the number of deportations have cratered even over those of 2014 and measured in at his lowest number thus far in his presidency.

According to numbers supplied by the Department of Homeland Security, Obama deported 333,000 illegal immigrants (of which 140,000 were convicted of various crimes) in 2015 which is less than the 414,000 from 2014 (with 168,000 those being convicted of major crimes)…

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It’s All Over But The Crying: Fascist Left’s Attempted Electoral College Coup Fails – Edward L. Daley
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One final, desperate effort by moonbat Hillary supporters to subvert Donald J. Trump’s legitimate victory in this year’s presidential election has come to an end, resulting in yet another spectacular defeat for ‘Her Thighness’.

Yes, the left’s much-ballyhooed electoral college coup attempt crumbled to ashes at approximately 5:30 pm (EST) on Monday when the great state of Texas handed ‘The Donald’ 36 of its 38 electoral votes, thus lifting his total for the day above the 270 mark required for the Republican candidate to be officially declared TRiUMPhant.

According to the latest live update posted on KIRO 7‘s state-by-state electoral vote count page:

Texas cast all but 2 of their 38 Electoral votes for Donald Trump.

Dec 19, 2016 5:30 PM EST Donald Trump has been elected president as he passes 270 Electoral votes.

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Obama Becomes First Nobel Peace Prize Winner To Bomb 7 Countries – Your News Wire

Barack Obama, the president who promised change, actually provided more of the same. As the 44th President of the United States prepares to exit stage left, he can congratulate himself on becoming the first Nobel Peace Prize winner to bomb seven different countries back to the Stone Age.

The president who preached hope also kept the military-industrial complex in fine fettle, selling a record $115 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia, the world’s most repressive regime, and destabilized entire regions, creating vacuums for terrorists to thrive.

As the United States renews a bombing and propaganda campaign in Syria, it seems like America’s penchant for waging war knows no bounds. During Barack Obama’s presidency, the U.S. bombed seven countries while supporting other destabilizing military actions throughout the Middle East.

Here’s a look at these seven countries and the effects of bombing. MPN reports:

Afghanistan – Despite the announced “end” of the Afghanistan War, significant U.S. military presence in Afghanistan remains. Drones are a frequent presence in Afghan skies. One strike earlier this month killed 12 people, according to Iran’s PressTV.

Iraq – The Obama administration has conducted over 5,000 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in just the past year, David Lerman reported for Bloomberg Business. Despite ongoing U.S. military involvement, terrorism continues to be a deadly presence in Iraq’s cities.

Libya – While the European Union and its allies carried out many of the airstrikes during Libya’s civil war, the U.S. was instrumental in destabilizing that country through both military aid and direct support…

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Russian Ambassador To Turkey Assassinated As Gunman Shouts ‘Aleppo, Revenge’ – Daily Telegraph
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Russia’s ambassador to Ankara has been killed in a gun attack while visiting an art exhibition opening in the Turkish capital, television reports said.

Russia’s state news agency said Andrey Karlov had died at the scene of gunshot wounds.

Earlier it was reported Mr Karlov had been hospitalised and several other people wounded, NTV and CNN-Turk televisions said.

The attacker has been ‘neutralised,’ according to Turkish media.

The attack came after days of protests in Turkey over Russia’s role in Syria, although Moscow and Ankara are now working closely together to evacuate citizens from Aleppo.

Pictures published by the Hurriyet daily showed at least two men in suits lying flat on the ground as another man brandished a gun…

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EPA Let Pollution Fester At 302 Sites For Years, Sometimes Decades – Daily Caller

People living near up to 302 highly-contaminated sites controlled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have faced health hazards from pollution for years or sometimes decades, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found.

Those sites are part of the EPA’s Superfund program, which is intended to clean the most dangerous and polluted places in America. But the agency has either been unable or unwilling to decontaminate many of the locations, allowing pollution to fester, a DCNF analysis of more than 1,300 active Superfund sites found.

Health hazards still either threaten humans or are unknown at 117 – or nearly one-quarter – of the 480 Superfund sites added before 1987, TheDCNF’s analysis found. Those locations have waited for more than 30 years for decontamination or an adequate analysis to determine risks.

“You’re not going to find a Superfund site where there weren’t feet dragging in the process,” Karen Gogins told TheDCNF. Gogins is a policy staffer with Citizens for a Health Bay, an advocacy group for the Commencement Bay Superfund site in Washington state, which was added when the program began in 1983.

Both the EPA and the site’s polluter – Occidental Chemical – have slowed cleanup progress, Logins noted.

“We’re starting to get to the cusp of things where decisions will be made,” she said. “We’re still looking at decades more work.”…

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Trump Picks Vincent Viola As Army Secretary – Sun-Sentinel
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Florida Panthers majority owner Vincent Viola has been nominated to serve as the Secretary of the Army by President-elect Donald Trump.

Viola, a 61-year-old native of Brooklyn, N.Y., graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1977 and later graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne, Infantry and Ranger Schools. He served in the 101st Airborne Division.

After the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, he founded and funded the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.

The former chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange and founder of Virtu Financial Inc., he bought the Panthers on Sept. 27, 2013 for about $250 million.

“Whether it is his distinguished military service or highly impressive track record in the world of business, Vinnie has proved throughout his life that he knows how to be a leader and deliver major results in the face of any challenge,” Trump said in a statement…

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The Blue State Depression – Stephen Moore

People are leaving the Hillary-supporting states in droves

When I say the blue states are in a depression, I don’t mean the collective funk they are in because they lost the election to Donald Trump.

I’m talking about an economic depression in the blue states that went for Hillary. Here is an amazing statistic. Of the 10 blue states that Hillary Clinton won by the largest percentage margins – California, Massachusetts, Vermont, Hawaii, Maryland, New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut – every single one of them lost domestic migration (excluding immigration) over the last 10 years (2004-14). Nearly 2.75 million more Americans left California and New York than entered these states.

They are the loser states. They are all progressive. High taxes rates. High welfare benefits. Heavy regulation. Environmental extremism. Super minimum wages. Most outlaw energy drilling. The whole left-wing playbook is on display in the Hillary states. And people are leaving in droves. Day after day, they are being bled to death. So much for liberalism creating a worker’s paradise.

Now let’s look at the 10 states that had the largest percentage vote for Donald Trump. Everyone of them – Wyoming, West Virginia, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Dakota, and Idaho – was a net population gainer.

This is part and parcel of one of the greatest internal migration waves in American history as blue states especially in the northeast are getting clobbered by their low tax, smaller government rivals in the south, southeast and mountain regions…

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Multiple States Now Confirm Obama’s DHS Hacked Into Their Election Servers – Freedom Daily
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Well isn’t this something. No wonder Democrats are trying to say that the Russians “hacked” and stole the election.

Turns out Obama’s administration was the one doing all the hacking. And guess who their targets were?

You got it. Red states that they knew would go for Trump.

WSB-TV Georgia is reporting that the Secretaries of State from West Virginia and Kentucky confirmed their elections systems were hacked by the Department of Homeland Security in November. Georgia had also reported that their systems were hacked a total of 10 times by the DHS earlier in the year.

Via WSB-TV:

ATLANTA – Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Aaron Diamant has learned two more states’ election agencies have confirmed suspected cyberattacks linked to the same U.S. Department of Homeland Security IP address as last month’s massive attack in Georgia…

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Washington Post: Rape Victims Offended By Virgin Mary’s Purity – Breitbart

This year the Left’s annual War on Christmas has taken a bizarre turn with a Washington Post op-ed claiming that the Virgin Mary’s purity is offensive to victims of rape.

In an article titled, “Our culture of purity celebrates the Virgin Mary. As a rape victim, that hurts me,” Ruth Everhart explains that especially in the Advent lead-up to Christmas, Mary becomes a problem for many Christians because of her pristine purity.

Mary “set an impossibly high bar,” Everhart writes. “Now the rest of us are stuck trying to be both a virgin and a mother at the same time.”

As a rape victim, this has been especially difficult for the author, she says, which led to her becoming a pastor, in order “to come to terms with Mary’s story.”

Everhart writes that she doesn’t blame her sense of ruin “entirely” on the Virgin Mary. In fact, it isn’t really Mary’s fault, she states; it’s the Church’s for manipulating Mary into a model of purity.

“Mary is not responsible for what we’ve done to her story,” she writes. “Church culture has overfocused on virginity and made it into an idol of sexual purity. When it comes to female experience, the church seems compelled to shrink and distort and manipulate.”

To some people, “vaginas are inherently dirty,” she states. “They can never be purified.”

“And isn’t that the definition of hopelessness? Does it bother you that half of the human population is condemned to hopelessness because their body parts can never be pure?” she asks rhetorically.

Never mind that you can attend a thousand Christian church services without ever hearing a sermon on purity…

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University Offering Course On ‘The Problem Of Whiteness’ – Washngton Free Beacon
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The University of Wisconsin is offering a course this spring on the “Problem of Whiteness,” which is taught by a radical assistant professor who believes America is a terrorist state.

The course will cover institutional racism and “what it means to be #woke.”

Damon Sajnani, an assistant professor in UW-Madison’s African Cultural Studies department, is teaching the course.

“Have you ever wondered what it really means to be white?” the course description states. “If you’re like most people, the answer is probably ‘no.’ But here is your chance!”

“In Frantz Fanon’s famous White Skin Black Mask (1952), his chapter ‘Look, a Negro!’ interrogated the meaning and experience of coming to know oneself as Black under the constant scrutiny of the white gaze,” the course description continues…

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Medicaid Blew $26 Million On Health Coverage For Dead People – Judicial Watch

The government spent a breathtaking $26 million to provide dead people – who were poor when they were alive – with health insurance in one state alone, according to a new federal audit. The benefit was administered through Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the needy and the astonishing multi-million-dollar figure applies to just Florida but similar atrocities are likely occurring in other states.

American taxpayers may wonder how this could possibly happen, though fraud and corruption are rampant in government, especially in welfare programs. First let’s explain how Medicaid, jointly funded by federal and state governments, functions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administers the program at the federal level. States must create CMS-approved plans to run their Medicaid programs, which provide low-income residents with medical coverage. In some states, such as Florida, the government contracts with insurance companies and makes fixed monthly payments to provide coverage. In Florida 37 insurance companies have contracts to provide coverage.

In this case, the government continued making payments to the insurance companies long after the beneficiaries had passed away. In other words, the government doled out huge sums to provide dead people with medical insurance for years. The astounding figures were made public recently in a report issued by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General, which blamed the outrageous waste on lack of collaboration between various state agencies and outdated information in databases…

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Walmart Now Selling Domestic Terrorists’ Merchandise – Blue Lives Matter
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The retail giant Walmart jumped on the Black Lives Matter train and has begun selling their branded apparel and other related items. The items range from ball caps, t-shirts and hoodies, to check planners.

On the heels of a tumultuous 2016 for the mega store, Walmart has made their agenda quite clear to its consumers. They have made no attempt to explain, excuse or rescind their partnership with the group that many would label as a terrorist organization. Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Sheriff David Clarke have all blasted Black Lives Matter for their obviously terrorist like behavior. Members of Black Lives Matter are even facing lawsuits for their hateful rhetoric, which many believe has incited violence against law enforcement…

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China Steals U.S. Underwater Drone In South China Sea – Fox News

A Chinese Navy ship stole an American underwater research drone while a U.S. crew was watching, in a South China Sea area contested by the Chinese and the Philippines, U.S. defense officials told Fox News on Friday.

The incident occurred around noon Thursday local time approximately 40 miles west of the Philippines and about 150 miles from Scarborough Shoal. For days, the Chinese ship had been shadowing the American ship USNS Bowditch, which deployed the drone, a Slocum Glider.

“This is an act of war against the United States,” Gordon Chang, analyst and author of “The Coming Collapse of China,” told Fox News’ “Happening Now.” He said the move was an act of war because U.S. military property was stolen.

The research ship is owned by the U.S. Navy but operated by Military Sealift Command, with a crew of contracted civilian mariners and scientists.

The American crew watched the Chinese take the underwater drone from a short distance away. The Chinese Navy ship was only a quarter of a mile away, a defense official told Fox News.

The Chinese have been regularly shadowing U.S. Navy vessels in the South China Sea for months, Fox News was told. The Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank, reported Wednesday that China apparently set up anti-aircraft guns and close-in weapons systems designed to guard against missile attacks on all seven of its man-made islands in the strategically vital area…

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Coast Guard Reels In More Than 26 Tons Of Cocaine Worth More Than $2 Billion – Inside Edition
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More than 26 tons of seized cocaine – worth more than $2 billion on the streets – was brought ashore in Florida Thursday in what officials are calling “one of the largest drug offloads” in history.

The flight deck of 418-foot Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton was covered in more than three dozen pallets of seized cocaine, offloaded in Port Everglades with a crane, as a result of a joint effort between the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy in the eastern Pacific over the last three months.

“Today we’ll be offloading 53,000 pounds. That’s equivalent to about 24,000 kilograms of cocaine […] with an estimated wholesale value of $715 million,” Vice Admiral Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commander in the Atlantic area, said in a Thursday press conference. “That’s probably equivalent to $2-plus billion on the streets of America.”…

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9th Circus Court Of Schlemiels Backs California’s 10-Day Waiting Period For Gun Purchases – Washington Examiner

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a California law requiring a 10-day waiting period for gun purchases.

Judge Mary M. Schroeder, an appointee of President Jimmy Carter, wrote the opinion of the three-person panel that reversed a federal trial court that found the 10-day “cooling off” period was unconstitutional.

“Because we agree with the state that the 10-day waiting period is a reasonable safety precaution for all purchasers of firearms and need not be suspended once a purchaser has been approved, we reverse the district court’s judgment,” Schroeder wrote. “We do not need to decide whether the regulation is sufficiently longstanding to be presumed lawful. Applying intermediate scrutiny analysis, we hold that the law does not violate the Second Amendment rights of these plaintiffs, because the 10-day wait is a reasonable precaution for the purchase of a second or third weapon, as well as for a first purchase.”

Schroeder also wrote that the 10-day waiting period would have a deterrent effect on crime because gun owners looking to buy additional firearms may be dissuaded not to.

“An individual who already owns a hunting rifle, for example, may want to purchase a larger capacity weapon that will do more damage when fired into a crowd,” Schroeder wrote. “A 10-day cooling-off period would serve to discourage such conduct and would impose no serious burden on the core Second Amendment right of defense of the home.”…

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New York Times Hires Reporter Who Sent Stories To Clinton Staffers For Approval – Daily Caller
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Politico’s Glenn Thrush, who was exposed in WikiLeaks emails sending stories to Hillary Clinton staffers before publication, will be joining the New York Times to cover the White House, The Huffington Post reported Monday.

“We’re thrilled that Glenn Thrush is joining The Times,” Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times’ Washington bureau chief, told The Huffington Post. “He’s a premier political journalist, a master of breaking news and long-form story telling and a stellar addition to our White House team.”

While Bumiller described Thrush as a “premier political journalist,” in one email to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, Thrush chose to describe himself as a “hack.”

“No worries Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u,” Thrush wrote to Podesta in an April 2015 email…

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10 Ways The CIA’s ‘Russian Hacking’ Story Is Left-Wing ‘Fake News’ – Breitbart

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pledged to support a congressional investigation into whether Russian hacking affected the 2016 election. Republicans have nothing to fear from such an investigation, because they won the election fair and square.

No, Russia is not the friend that President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent several years pretending it was. But the idea that Russian hackers coronated Trump is only the latest left-wing opiate – after white supremacists and “fake news” – designed to dull the pain of electoral defeat, and postpone the reckoning that must occur if Democrats are to pose a significant threat as an opposition party at any time in the near future.

Here are just ten of the reasons the “Russian hacking” story is a sham – a left-wing twist on the red-baiting McCarthyism of the 1950s.

1. There is actually no new information leading the CIA to its conclusion. The New York Times reports: “The C.I.A.’s conclusion does not appear to be the product of specific new intelligence obtained since the election, several American officials, including some who had read the agency’s briefing, said on Sunday. Rather, it was an analysis of what many believe is overwhelming circumstantial evidence – evidence that others feel does not support firm judgments – that the Russians put a thumb on the scale for Mr. Trump, and got their desired outcome.” In other words, someone only decided after Trump won that it the accusation was worth making.

2. The “evidence” that the CIA has gathered is inconclusive. The FBI also disagrees with some of the CIA’s conclusions about Russia’s motives. “While lawmakers were seemingly united on the need to present a strong bipartisan response, the FBI and CIA gave lawmakers differing accounts on Russia’s motives, according to The Post,” The Hill reported on Sunday…

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Hillary Pleads To Dismiss Benghazi Lawsuit – WorldNetDaily
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Lawyers for twice-failed Oval Office aspirant Hillary Clinton have asked a federal court in Washington, D.C., to dismiss a lawsuit over her statements as secretary of state about the Benghazi terror attack that left four Americans dead.

The plaintiffs are arguing the case should to go trial because she doesn’t deserve special treatment as a member of the “political elite.”

Clinton narrowly averted a default judgment in the case earlier when a judge adopted claims that she wasn’t properly served.

Then she argued in court filings that the case should be dismissed, claiming the plaintiffs, Patricia Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, and Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, haven’t properly claimed they were injured…

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29 Killed, 166 Wounded In Twin Suicide Bomb Blasts Near Istanbul Soccer Stadium – USA Politics Today

Twin attacks by a suicide bomber and a car bomber near an Istanbul soccer stadium Saturday night killed 29 people and wounded 166 others in the latest large-scale assault to traumatize a nation confronting an array of security threats.

The bombs targeted police officers, killing 27 of them along with two civilians, Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told reporters early Sunday. He added that 10 people had been arrested in connection with the “terrorist attack.”

The civilian death toll was lower because fans had already left the newly built Vodafone Arena Stadium after the soccer match when the blasts occurred. Witnesses also heard gunfire after the explosions.

“We have once again witnessed tonight in Istanbul the ugly face of terror which tramples on every value and decency,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement.

The first bomb went off just outside the facility known popularly as Besiktas Stadium after the local team and neighborhood. The second blast that came moments later was attributed by authorities to a suicide bomber.

Police cordoned off the area as smoke rose from behind the stadium and ambulances began ferrying the wounded to hospitals. Glass from the blown-out windows of nearby buildings littered the pavement.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. This year, Istanbul has witnessed a spate of attacks attributed by authorities to the Islamic State group or claimed by Kurdish militants…

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Uncle Joe: Hillary Never Got The Chance To Speak To White, Middle Class Voters – American Mirror
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A four-month general election – and the 12 months before that – wasn’t enough time to connect with white, middle-class voters, according to Joe Biden.

The vice president appeared on CNN on Sunday and faulted Hillary Clinton’s strategy and inability to connect and “respect” workers impacted by globalism.

He told Jake Tapper that he recognized the Democrats’ shift away from economic issues because, as he put it, “we got the car out of the ditch and onto the road and runnin’,” and therefore focused on other issues.

He said solutions to helping people who have been “left behind” wasn’t a “central part of the campaign going forward.”

“We’ve got to speak to those people,” Biden continued…

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Douchebag Heckles Kids At Texas Mall, Yells ‘Santa Claus Does Not Exist’ – Dallas Morning News

A Texas pastor went to a mall in Amarillo on Saturday and heckled a group of children and their parents waiting in line to meet Santa Claus, letting them know that they were really just going to meet a “man in a suit” and that Santa Claus does not exist.

The stunt at the Amarillo mall appears to be the latest in a string of similar acts by 56-year-old David Grisham, a leader of the religious fundamentalist group “Repent Amarillo,” whose mission is to “preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and wage spiritual warfare on the demonic realm,” according to its Facebook page.

He’s used similar aggressive preaching methods in the past. Grisham previously made headlines when he tried to start a boycott against the city of Houston after Annise Parker, an open lesbian, was elected mayor and an abortion clinic was built in the city.

He also tried to publicly burn a copy of the Quran in Sam Houston Park in Amarillo in 2010, but was foiled by a shirtless skateboarder named Jacob Isom, who swiped the Quran from him at the last moment and told him, “Dude, you have no Quran!”

Grisham never imagined himself as a street preacher, much less one who inspired so much animosity in people. In fact, he was an atheist for the majority of his life after his father died in a plane crash.

But then, in his early 40s, he reunited with his first love, Tracy, and things began to fall into place. He watched M. Night Shyamalan’s movie “Signs” and had an epiphany. Everything in his life was foretold…

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Texas Muslim Pleads Guilty To Setting Fire To His Own Mosque – Breitbart
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The Muslim charged with arson of his own mosque on Christmas Day 2015 has pleaded guilty to felony arson in a Harris County (Houston) district court and was sentenced to prison.

The charging instrument stated that Gary Nathaniel Moore started a fire with the intent to destroy and damage a place of worship – the Savoy Masjid Mosque in Houston. Moore said he attended the mosque every day up to five times a day for five years. The Houston Fire Department (HFD) responded to the fire about 2:47 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Breitbart News reported that “up in smoke is the DC Media’s hoped-for anti-GOP Narrative. Before any facts were known, numerous DC Media outlets immediately exploited the tragedy to place the blame on Donald Trump.” As reported by Breitbart Texas, Breitbart News accurately predicted that the DC media would lose interest in the story “Now that a devout Muslim has been charged.”…

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The Democrats’ Nauseating Putin Hypocrisy – Roger L. Simon

The degree to which the Democrats have changed their tune on Vladimir Putin almost on a proverbial dime is either black comic or nauseating or both, depending on how you want to look at it. Whatever it is, it is a extremely obvious example of how party politics is conducted in our era (possibly always).

If your side does it, it’s diplomatic genius bound to yield peace in our time. If the other side does the exact same thing, it’s a horrendous mistake bordering on treason likely to cause a national calamity, if not global Armageddon.

If there were any decent, even semi-even-handed political science departments left in our country (okay, maybe there are one or two), what we might call the Democrats’ “Great Putin Flip Flop” would be a textbook case for classroom discussion.

Let’s start at the beginning, March 2009, but a few weeks after the first inauguration of Barack Obama, when a smiling Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov the red “reset” button, signaling the arrival of a supposed era of peace between the two countries. The new administration was greeted with hosannas for their great symbolism from their loyal claque at the New York Times, Washington Post, NBC, et al., who were oblivious, needless to say, that the word “peregruzka” printed in Cyrillic on the button, thought to mean “reset” in Russian by the linguistic geniuses in our State Department, was actually the word for “overload.”

No wonder Lavrov has such a quizzical look on his face in the all the photos…

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Pennsylvania ‘Santa’ Pays Off Nearly $50,000 In Other People’s Layaway Items At Walmart – UPI
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A “Secret Santa” helped nearly 200 shoppers at a Pennsylvania Walmart have a happy Christmas by paying off all of the store’s layaway items.

Ryan Kennedy, manager of the Walmart store in Everett, said he received a call from a mysterious person identified only as “Santa B” who offered to pay off all $46,265.59 worth of layaway items.

“It was complete disbelief,” he told CNN. “It was definitely a great gesture. I was completely shocked.”

A few days after the initial call a woman delivered a check to the store and Kennedy began notifying the 194 customers with layaway accounts their balances had been paid.

“Some individuals were just brought to tears when they were notified about it,” Kennedy said…

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Republican John Kennedy Wins Louisiana Runoff Election To Become Newest Member Of U.S. Senate – Breitbart

Republican John Kennedy has been declared the winner of Louisiana’s runoff election for the U.S. Senate, defeating Democrat Foster Campbell and thwarting one of the last opportunities in 2016 for Democrats to gain a seat in the upper chamber.

Kennedy’s win on Saturday night, the first GOP win since Trump’s election, gives Republicans a 52 seat majority in the U.S. Senate, making it that much harder for Democrats to make any headway in Washington.

The stakes were high enough for President-elect Donald Trump to campaign arm-in-arm with Kennedy at a rally last week in Baton Rouge.

Trump told voters how important it was to get Kennedy to Washington, noting that it is “really close” in the Senate. “We need John in Washington, not only for the vote, but for leadership and everything,” Trump said.

Days before Trump’s stop in Baton Rouge, Vice President-elect Mike Pence also hit the campaign trail for Kennedy.

Kennedy’s Democrat opponent, Foster Campbell, clearly felt Trump’s popularity in the Pelican State as he generally refrained from too many direct attacks on Trump during his campaign. Campbell even ran campaign ads promising he would work with Trump while also insisting he would have the “courage” to oppose him when necessary. But it wasn’t enough to stave off yet another GOP win for 2016.

Seeing Campbell’s campaign as a last ditch effort, Democrats and liberal advocacy groups poured money into the campaign, giving Campbell a one million-dollar campaign fund advantage over Kennedy…

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Julian Assange Confirms Russians Not Responsible For Wikileaks Documents – Truthfeed
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Julian Assange, the man who has told the truth and has a perfect 10-year record of “getting it right” has come out to say that #RussianHackers are not responsible for the DNC/Podesta “hacks.”

Yet, even so, liberals and our lying North Korea-style, government-run propaganda media are still pushing this narrative with no hard evidence, only conjecture and rumor.

John Podesta lost his cell phone not long before his emails were shared on Wikileaks.

That’s a much more plausible reason than Russian Hackers.

Why wouldn’t savvy Russian Hackers bypass Podesta and go for Hillary’s email who is notoriously sloppy with her security?

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Shocker: DC’s Transgender Cop Poster Child Turns Out To Be A Pervert – Daily Caller

A transgender police officer in Washington, D.C., who has repeatedly been praised as a community role model has also quietly been reprimanded for improper sexually-tinged antics with underage police interns.

In a story published Thursday night, NBC4 News profiled Jessica Hawkins as a police officer who “helps build trust in [the] D.C. community” due to his work on an LGBT outreach unit. Hawkins, who previously went by Billy, is biologically male but identifies as a woman, and publicly transitioned two years ago.

NBC4’s story is just the latest positive one about Hawkins, who has also been profiled by NPR, Metro Weekly and other outlets.

But a new report by local D.C. station Fox 5 shows another, more disturbing side of Hawkins that hasn’t appeared in profiles. According to the report, Hawkins has repeatedly landed in hot water because of his conduct around interns for D.C.’s police department.

“Sgt. Hawkins showed the interns a ‘homemade video of her having sex with 4 men while she was intoxicated,’” Fox’s report says. Another complain filed against Hawkins accused him of taking under-21 interns to an Arlington gay bar, where she helped them buy alcohol and laughed at one intern’s possession of a fake ID.

According to Fox, Hawkins has admitted that both complaints against him are accurate, and was quite cavalier in the admission. Hawkins even volunteered that he had shown other interns an inappropriate picture on his phone…

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Army Beats Navy To End 14-Year Losing Streak In Series – ESPN
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The Army football team and its fans around the world can finally rejoice.

No longer will they have to listen to barbs from Navy or lament another missed opportunity in the biggest game of the year.

At long last, The Streak is over.

Army ended a 14-year run of frustration against the Midshipmen, using an overpowering running game and opportunistic defense to carve out a long overdue 21-17 victory Saturday.

With future commander in chief Donald Trump looking on, the Black Knights blew a 14-point lead before quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw scored on a 9-yard run with 6:42 left to give Army the win it had been waiting for since 2001.

The Black Knights’ 14-game losing streak was the longest by either academy in a series that began in 1890. Army (7-5) now trails 60-50-7 in one of the nation’s historic rivalries…

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Republicans Cruz And Desantis To Push Constitutional Amendment Imposing Term Limits On Congress – BizPac Review

Now that Republicans have control of the executive branch, both houses of Congress and the majority of the states, Sens. Ted Cruz and Ron Desantis think they can now get term limits implemented for senators and congressmen.

In an op-ed for The Washington Post the two senators said that creating a Constitutional amendment to limit the terms of congressmen and senators would prove Congress “has actually heard the voice of the people” to “drain the swamp.”

“Though our Founding Fathers declined to include term limits in the Constitution, they feared the creation of a permanent political class that existed parallel to, rather than enmeshed within, American society. As Benjamin Franklin said, ‘In free governments, the rulers are the servants, and the people their superiors… For the former therefore to return among the latter was not to degrade but to promote them,’” they wrote.

The Amendment would limit senators to two terms and congressmen to three.

The senators pointed out that a Rasmussen poll showed 74 percent of Americans support the idea of term limits for Congress and that Trump mentioned imposing them when he campaigned for the presidency.

“The time is now for Congress, with the overwhelming support of the American people, to pass a constitutional amendment establishing congressional term limits and send it to the states for speedy ratification,” the senators wrote…

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Trump Picks Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State – Zero Hedge
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In a move that is certain to infuriate those who see Trump as nothing more than a puppet of the Kremlin, moments ago NBC reported that Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil and late entrant into the SecState race after his first meeting with the president elect this past Tuesday at the Trump Tower, has been picked by Trump to serve as his next Secretary of State.

As NBC adds, Tillerson met Saturday with Trump at Trump Tower in New York, the president-elect’s spokesperson confirmed. The selection of Tillerson comes after Trump and his transition team spent weeks searching for someone to fill the post of the top U.S. diplomat. Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani were reportedly in the running. Giuliani said Friday he had taken his name out of consideration.

The 64-year-old Texas oilman, whose friends describe as a staunch conservative, emerged as a Secretary of State contender only last week following a meeting with Trump, when it was speculated that he would consider the offer “due to his sense of patriotic duty and because he is set to retire from the company next year.”…

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Trump Chooses Ben Carson For Housing Secretary – Breitbart
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President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Campaign 2016 rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Trump’s decision, announced early Monday by his transition office, comes as the real estate mogul continues a series of interviews, meetings with aides and other deliberations aimed at forming his administration.

In a statement, Trump says he’s “thrilled to nominate” Carson, saying he “has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities.”

Carson has been coy about joining the new administration, saying shortly after Trump’s election victory that he wasn’t certain he’d fit into a Cabinet-style role. The discussion at that time centered on speculation that Carson might be selected to head the sprawling Department of Health and Human Services…

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President Asshat Blocks Dakota Access Pipeline, But Protesters Aren’t Leaving – CNS

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won’t grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe’s water source and cultural sites.

North Dakota’s leaders criticized the decision, with Gov. Jack Dalrymple calling it a “serious mistake” that “prolongs the dangerous situation” of having several hundred protesters who are camped out on federal land during cold, wintry weather. U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer said it’s a “very chilling signal” for the future of infrastructure in the United States.

The four-state, $3.8 billion project is largely complete except for the now-blocked segment underneath Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir. Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy said in a news release that her decision was based on the need to “explore alternate routes” for the pipeline’s crossing. Her full decision doesn’t rule out that it could cross under the reservoir or north of Bismarck.

“Although we have had continuing discussion and exchanges of new information with the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota Access, it’s clear that there’s more work to do,” Darcy said. “The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing.”

The company constructing the pipeline, Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, released a statement Sunday night slamming the decision as politically motivated and alleging that President Obama’s administration was determined to delay the matter until he leaves office…

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Trump Widening Lead As Wisconsin Recount Rolls On – American Mirror
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So far, the multi-million dollar presidential election recount in Wisconsin is expanding Donald Trump’s win over Hillary Clinton.

Heavy.com is adding up recount figures as they come in through spreadsheets posted to the Wisconsin Election Commission website, and the day four totals result in a net increase of 110 votes for Trump.

Clinton gained 71 votes, so Trump was up by 39 votes through day four.

The site noted that the City of Milwaukee and many counties are still tallying ballots.

The Election Commission gave several reasons for the new numbers, including ballots that were not opened, missing absentee envelopes, non-standard pens used to mark ballots, and other glitches…

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U.S. Health Care Spending Up 5.8% To $3.2 Trillion; $9,990 Per Person – CNS

The nation’s health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama’s law and by costly prescription drugs, the government said Friday.

The growth of 5.8 percent in 2015 boosted total health care spending to $3.2 trillion. That’s an average of $9,990 per person, although the vast share of that money is spent caring for the sickest patients.

Health spending grew about 2 percentage points faster than the overall economy in 2015, said the report from nonpartisan economic experts at the Department of Health and Human Services. That’s a problem because it makes it harder for government programs, employers, and individuals to afford the level of health care that Americans are used to having.

The report was disappointing news for the outgoing Obama administration, which had enjoyed a long stretch of historically low increases in health care spending, and had sought to credit its 2010 health care overhaul for taming costs. It’s a reality check for President-elect Donald Trump, who did not focus much on health care during his campaign and implied that problems could be easily fixed.

America has struggled for decades to balance health care cost, access, and quality. Obama’s law made significant strides to expand access, and the report found nearly 91 percent of U.S. residents now have coverage. But the problem of costs has re-emerged. That’s partly because people with health insurance use more medical care than the uninsured, who tend to postpone going to the doctor. Some of the newly insured turned out to be sicker than those who were already covered…

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Obama Loses Another Ally As Italian Prime Minister Resigns After Referendum Loss – Washington Times
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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, one of President Obama’s closest partners in Europe, announced his resignation Sunday after voters rejected proposed political reforms in a referendum influenced by anti-establishment attitudes also on the rise in other countries.

The vote was intended by Mr. Renzi to revise Italy’s Constitution and reduce the size of its Senate to streamline the government and consolidate the prime minister’s power. But the balloting instead became a referendum on Mr. Renzi himself, with voters expressing some of the same anti-establishment dissatisfaction that has surfaced from the United Kingdom to the U.S. this year.

Exit polls in Italy showed the referendum losing by roughly 55 percent against 41 percent in favor. The euro hit a 20-month low on the results.

“I have lost and I say it out loud,” Mr. Renzi told a news conference, adding that he would submit his resignation on Monday…

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Hillary Supporter Bashes Elferly Woman Over The Head With A Chair During ‘Election Argument’ – American Mirror

A Hillary Clinton supporter is apparently still sore over the election results, and police say he hit an elderly woman over the head with a chair during an argument about it.

Donora, Pennsylvania police say 27-year-old Matthew Pugh was having an “election argument” with a fellow resident of the Donora Towers high-rise apartment complex when he “reportedly became enraged,” the Observer-Reporter reports.

“He allegedly picked up a chair and hit the woman over the head, knocking her to the floor,” according to the paper.

The chair gashed the woman on the head and she “bled severely.” She suffered other injuries during the fall and was taken to the hospital for emergency medical treatment.

According to police, Pugh left the scene, but was apprehended a short time later.

Donora police say Pugh is a Hillary Clinton supporter and was triggered when “the woman apparently made a comment either against Clinton or in support of Trump,” Donora police Officer Keith Charlton tells the paper.

The Herald Standard newspaper identifies the victim as 69-year-old Maureen Zubrick.

“Both Zubrick and Pugh took a side on the recent presidential election,” Charlton wrote in an affidavit.

Pugh was held on “attempted homicide” charges, as well as aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

He was arraigned on November 30 for the alleged November 20 attack and is currently housed in the Washington County Correctional Facility in lieu of a $50,000 bond…

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Pathetic Loser Jill Stein Vows To Bring Pennsylvania Recount To Federal Court – Penn Live
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An attorney for Green Party candidate Jill Stein said late Saturday evening that the campaign would bring their effort to launch a Pennsylvania recount to federal court.

Earlier in the day, the recount effort appeared to be scuttled by a $1 million bond requirement handed down by the state’s Commonwealth Court. That court had scheduled a 10 a.m. hearing in the case that’s now canceled.

“Make no mistake – the Stein campaign will continue to fight for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania,” said Jonathan Abady, who’s leading Stein’s recount efforts, in a written statement. “We are committed to this fight to protect the civil and voting rights of all Americans.”

Abady said the campaign would file for emergency relief in federal court on Monday, “on constitutional grounds.”…

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Federal Government Pays $860 Million To Defense Contractors Just To Exist – Daily Caller

The U.S. Air Force is now paying $860 million dollars to United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing, just so that it can keep existing.

The Air Force awarded ULA the money as a “sustainment fee.” The fee isn’t for any actual space launches but rather requires that the company will make itself available to conduct launches. In exchange for the cash, ULA will be required to maintain the capacity to launch a rocket into space and maintain the various bases and infrastructure necessary to do so. The money is expected to be spent by late September of 2017.

ULA was awarded the cash because the company is now facing stiff competition. ULA had almost cornered the market for national security-related rocket launches until last year, when SpaceX won U.S. Air Force certification for national security space missions.

“The U.S. Air Force uses two contracts to launch satellites,” Jessica Rye, a spokeswoman for ULA, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “One to build the rocket and one to launch the rocket. The EELV Launch Capability (ELC) contract launches the rocket. ELC is not a sustainment fee. It is a contract structure developed by the Air Force to allow for the flexibility needed at that time in the program history… Without ELC, most of our nation’s national security satellites would have no access to space.”

The company collects an additional $5 billion in other spending from the Air Force for rocket hardware, according to the Government Accountability Office. Additionally, ULA gets $366 million dollars for most rocket launches…

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Donald Trump, Philippines’ Duterte Speak For First Time In ‘Animated’ Phone Call – Breitbart
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President-elect Donald Trump has invited his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte to the White house in a phone conversation Friday that one Duterte aid described as “animated.”

The call was the first one-on-one exchange between the two leaders.

While there is at press time no word on the details of the call, presidential aid Christopher Bong Go posted a photo of Duterte speaking to Trump on his Facebook page.

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay confirmed that the two would be speaking “within the next few days” in a conversation on Philippine television earlier this week. He did not specify what the two leaders would discuss, only noting, “We are really harping on fundamental changes [that are worthy] so we can be able to pursue our independent foreign policy.”…

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New York City Man Who Lost His Sight Almost 20 Years Ago Regains Vision – Breitbart

A New York City man who went blind in 1997 has regained most of his sight, a phenomenon his doctors are struggling to explain.

Kevin Coughlin, 55, of Manhattan, was blinded by optic nerve disease when he was 36, CBS New York reported.

“I literally saw a very thick, impenetrable fog,” Coughlin told 1010 WINS’ John Montone.

Coughlin remained blind until he started seeing shadows in August 2013.

“In August of 2013 I saw a reflection of light on my medicine cabinet mirror after not seeing anything for 16 years,” Coughlin said.

Coughlin then saw the face of Elias, a black lab who was his guide dog at the time.

“I’m seeing more and more, and Elias hasn’t had his harness on for a year and a half,” Coughlin said.

Coughlin said he used to be self-conscious walking his dog through the streets, but now, he walks his dog with confidence.

“When I walked when I was blind I had this very tentative very self conscious gait, and now I have an expansive swagger,” Coughlin said. “Just seeing all the buildings that have been put up in the last 20 years, seeing the restoration of Grand Central Station is incredible.”

Coughlin has regained 70 percent of his vision, and he says it is improving every day. He credits prayer, meditation, and a diet rich with antioxidants, such as spinach, broccoli, and red kidney beans for his regained vision, according to WPIX.

Although he is happy to have regained his sight, he said losing his sight opened his eyes to the suffering of others…

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Leverage Maneuver: Trump Talks Openly With Taiwan’s President – Conservative Treehouse
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Ok, this one strategic maneuver has just pegged my too-much-winning needle on max overdrive. Donald Trump took a congratulatory phone call from the President of Taiwan, and now the Chinese will be apoplectic.

Those of you who have been with us for a while, will note our arguments against China’s MFN (Most Favored Nation) trade status have continually fallen on deaf ears within DC. Why? Because they are political ears paid to remain necessarily deaf, while various Chinese national interests have taken influence over our legislative priorities on trade and commerce.

In short, we’ve been ripped off. Bigly. For decades.

Rule #1 in any trade deal is to fully understand who is the customer within the equation…

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Massive Voter Fraud Uncovered In Nevada – Truthfeed

Before election day, Nevada, specifically Las Vegas, was a hotbed for voter fraud, with Hillary’s camp busted committing a slew of election crimes on video.

Megan Barth, a reporter from Newsmaxtv.vegas, interviewed GOP Assembly candidate Stan Vaughn, who has hard proof of Nevada voter fraud.

Wonder if Jill Stein and Hillary Clinton will be requesting a recount?

I wouldn’t hold my breath.

From NewsmaxTV.vegas:

Today, Megan Barth interviewed Republican Assembly Candidate for District 15, Stan Vaughan, with actual proof of massive voter fraud in his Clark County district. Vaughan brought into the NEWSMAXTV Las Vegas studio and laid it out for all to see, US postal service certified returned mail from 9,200 voters in District 15. Many of the people who were listed as deceased are still on the active voter rolls today. Many of the returned mail came back with 5 people living in a vacant lot with no mail receptacle.

Edward Snowden, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and dozens of movie stars were registered to vote in District 15 according to Mr. Vaughan. Mr. Vaughan tested a sample of 200 people of the 9,200 return mail and found that 185 of those had indeed voted.

Mr. Vaughan and many others have testified that they went to the polls to vote only to be told they had voted already. They were given a provisional ballots which would only be counted if the total vote count was within 1% according to poll supervisors…

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Leftist Pervert Anthony Weiner Fined $65,000 For Campaign Finance Violations – The Hill
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Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) has been fined nearly $65,000 for repeatedly violating campaign finance law in his failed 2013 bid to become mayor of New York City, according to a Thursday report.

New York’s Campaign Finance Board (CFB) voted unanimously to punish Weiner’s campaign to the tune of $64,956 for 10 different violations of campaign finance law, the New York Daily News said.

The Daily News said the CFB determined Weiner spent $1,539 on bills for two phones and dry cleaning that were actually personal expenses, resulting in a fine of $2,308.

Weiner was then dinged $22,031 for failing to demonstrate that the expenses furthered his campaign.

Weiner’s suspect spending included $26,000 to the Esler Group, $56,201 to individuals whose duties were not properly documented and $600 for buying TVs…

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Americans Not In Labor Force Soar To Record 95.1 Million: Jump By 446,000 In One Month – Zero Hedge

So much for that much anticipated rebound in the participation rate.

After it had managed to post a modest increase in the early part of the year, hitting the highest level in one year in March at 63%, the disenchantment with working has returned, and the labor force participation rate had flatlined for the next few month, ultimately dropping in November to 62.7%, just shy of its 35 year low of 62.4% hit last October.

This can be seen in the surge of Americans who are no longer in the labor force, who spiked by 446,000 in November, hitting an all time high of 95.1 million.

As a result of this the US labor force shrank by 226,000 to 159,486K, down from 159,712K a month ago, and helped the unemployment rate tumble to 4.6%, the lowest level since August 2007.

Adding the number of unemployed workers to the people not in the labor force, there are now over 102.5 million Americans who are either unemployment or no longer looking for work…

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Michigan Attorney General Sues To Stop ‘Frivolous, Expensive’ Recount – Law Newz
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Michigan State Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a lawsuit to stop the recount in the state, having announced the court filing on Twitter a few minutes earlier:

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Today I am filing suit to stop @DrJillStein’s frivolous, expensive recount request.

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Mich voters rejected @DrJillStein’s candidacy and her refusal to accept verified results poses an expensive &a risky threat to MI taxpayers.

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The basic argument of the motion is similar to that of Trump, saying that Jill Stein is not an “aggrieved candidate” due to only getting 1% of the vote…

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