Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Thursday (02/22/18)


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President Trump Pushes Armed Teachers To End School Attacks – Breitbart

During the meeting with Parkland students at the White House on Wednesday President Trump said arming teachers is a step that can be taken to make schools less-attractive targets for attackers.

He said that as things stand, attackers have nothing to lose because no one can shoot back.

CNN quoted Trump saying, “Gun-free zone to a maniac – because they’re all cowards – a gun-free zone is ‘let’s go in and let’s attack because bullets aren’t coming back at us.’” He said adopting a policy where “20 percent” of teachers were armed would reduce or eliminate the perception of weakness, making schools a riskier target to strike.

Trump said, “If you had a teacher who was adept with the firearm, they could end the attack very quickly.”

Newsweek reports that Trump also emphasized mental health and raising “the minimum age for purchasing a firearm,” but the push for arming teachers took center stage…

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Florida Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave “Scripted Question” After Refusing Question About Armed Guards – Zero Hedge
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A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student said he was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday night’s town hall, but declined after the network gave him a “scripted question” instead of allowing him to ask his own question.

Colton Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC who shielded students while shots rang out, Local 10 news that he was going to ask a question about hiring veterans as armed security guards.

“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted,” Haab told WPLG-TV. “I don’t think that it’s going get anything accomplished. It’s not gonna ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have.”

ROTC student Colton Haab, who shielded students from the school gunman, says CNN scripted the entire townhall event and censored him…

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Here’s The Most Dangerous City In America, And It’s Not Detroit – Daily Caller

A new report names Baltimore, Md., as the most dangerous city in America after the city had the highest per capita murder rate in the country for 2017.

USA Today analyzed 2017 law enforcement crime data from the 50 biggest cities in the nation and found that Baltimore had a higher per capita murder rate than cities like New Orleans and Detroit.

Baltimore came in first with about 56 people murdered per 100,000 in 2017, seeing about 343 homicides throughout the course of the year. New Orleans, on the other hand, saw 40 per 100,000 killed and Detroit saw 39 per 100,000.

The city also saw more total homicides than big cities like Los Angeles, Dallas and New York City. The USA Today analysis left out St. Louis, a smaller city, that would have beaten Baltimore’s per capita homicide rate.

Baltimore struggled to fight the gun violence plaguing the city in 2017, with activists hosting “ceasefire weekends” in an attempt to urge people to stop murdering each other…

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School District Threatens Students With Lengthy Suspensions For Joining Anti-Gun Walkouts – Law And Crime
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A school district in Texas is threatening to suspend any student who takes part in protests or walkouts aimed at changing the nation’s gun laws.

Needville ISD Superintendent Curtis Rhodes issued the threat on Tuesday in a letter sent to families of students in the district and posted on Needville High School’s Facebook page. That letter reads, in part:

Please be advised that the Needville ISD will not allow a student demonstration during school hours for any type of protest or awareness!! Should students choose to do so, they will be suspended from school for 3 days and face all the consequences that come along with an out of school suspension…

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Leftist Corruption Update: Secret Obama-Era Deal Derails Key Sanctions On Iran’s Propaganda Network – Washington Free Beacon

The Trump administration waived key sanctions on Iran’s main propaganda network last month, causing outrage among Iranian dissidents and administration insiders who tracked the effort to a little known Obama-era side deal with Iran that bars these sanctions from being implemented, according to multiple sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

The Trump administration, in an unpublicized move, waived sanctions on Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, or IRIB, a satellite service that disseminates propaganda across Iran and routinely censors content.

Iranian dissidents who took to the streets in a renewed wave of protests had called on the Trump administration to sanction the IRIB in a bid to prevent the Iranian regime from crushing the latest protests.

While the Trump administration had initially promised to issue new sanctions on the IRIB, the State Department blocked the effort due to a little-known agreement…

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Leftist Snopes Editor Bullies Florida School Shooting Survivor, Claims He’s Not A Student – InfoWars

Managing editor of left-leaning publication Snopes Brook Binkowski attempted to discredit a Marjory Stoneman Douglas student in a now-deleted tweet for calling in on The Alex Jones Show the day after the shooting took place.

However, records reveal the student, Jalen Martin, does in fact attend Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school.

Bear in mind, this is the same “fact-checking” publication tech giants Google and Facebook rely on to vet what’s real and fake news to their users.

Listen to Jalen Martin’s remarks on the show below:
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Woman Who Cared For Florida Gunman Reportedly Wants To Control His Inheritance – Fox News

Just one day after the shooting massacre last week at a Florida high school, the woman who cared for the alleged shooter and his brother filed court papers seeking control of their inheritance, which could total up to $800,000, according to the New York Post.

Roxanne Deschamps also had Zachary Cruz, the brother of shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, involuntarily committed to a mental facility shortly after the massacre, the Post reported, citing a family source.

Deschamps, a longtime family friend of the Cruz brothers, began looking after them after their adoptive mother, Lynda, died of pneumonia in November. Her court filings indicate she wants to administer Lynda’s estate, which would make her responsible to distributing the proceeds of her life insurance policy and settling her debts, the Post reported.

While there are no indications Deschamps would be able to obtain the inheritance for herself, she could charge a fee for her efforts administering the estate…

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Mother Of Exploited Shooting Survivor Turns Out To Be A CNN VIP And Anti-Trump Activist – Big League Politics
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The mother of a teenager who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting appears to have high level connections at CNN.

“Great VIP tour,” said a post by Rebecca Boldrick showing a series of photos taken in 2016 at CNN world headquarters. One photo shows her children sitting at an anchor’s desk.

Boldrick is the mother of David Hogg, who has gained internet fame for his activism in the days since the shooting. The two recently appeared in a nationally televised interview on ABC.

Hogg and his merry band of anti-gun crusaders have been paraded around by nearly every cable news network in America. Apparently, activism runs in the family. A series of Facebook posts show that Boldrick is an avowed Democrat and anti-Trumper…

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Alabama Bill Proposes To Arm Teachers After Florida Shooting – Washington Times

An Alabama lawmaker on Tuesday proposed legislation that would allow the state’s teachers to carry guns in school following a deadly school shooting in Florida last week.

Rep. Will Ainsworth, a Republican from Guntersville, said parents, coaches and teachers in his district requested the safety measure after 17 people were fatally shot last week at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Ainsworth’s proposal would allow teachers to carry concealed pistols in school if they undergo 40 hours of law enforcement training with the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission and submit to a mental health evaluation. Carrying a weapon would be voluntary.

Ainsworth, who is running for Alabama lieutenant governor, also proposed more state funding for school resource officers, who are police assigned as school security guards. But he pointed out that the officer at the Florida school that was targeted last week didn’t have time to reach the suspect whose attack lasted mere minutes…

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Renowned Evangelist Billy Graham Dead At 99 – New York Post
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The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.

Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina, spokesman Mark DeMoss told the Associated Press.

More than anyone else, Graham built evangelicalism into a force that rivaled liberal Protestantism and Roman Catholicism in the United States. His leadership summits and crusades in more than 185 countries and territories forged powerful global links among conservative Christians, and threw a lifeline to believers in the communist-controlled Eastern bloc…

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Republicans Raising Twice As Much Money As Democrats In 2018 Cycle – Daily Caller

“As we head into the 2018 midterm elections, the Republican Party continues to break fundraising records,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said. “We are working hand-in-hand with Republicans in Congress and President Trump to enact a pro-growth agenda on behalf of the American people. In doing so, we will continue to invest in our ground game, data operations, technology and Party infrastructure to win elections in 2018 and beyond.”

Democrats are trailing Republicans thus far in the 2018 election cycle, raising roughly $66 million and spending just over $71 million. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is also $5,594,727 in debt.

Republicans are getting a great deal of their campaign donations from finance, insurance, real estate, agricultural and defense industries. Democrats find favorability with issue-advocacy organizations, law firms, lobbyists and the labor industry.

The GOP currently controls the House with a 21-seat majority and the Senate with a narrow one-seat majority…

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Free Speech Panel At CPAC Canceled By Pamela Geller After Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft Banned – Breitbart
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Conservative commentator Pam Geller revealed on Breitbart News Daily on Wednesday morning that her panel on free speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) had been canceled because she refused to remove Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit as a participant.

“Late last night, I received a call… demanding that I remove one of the speakers from the panel. I would not do this. I told them it was unconscionable that a panel on free speech – I mean, it’s, I don’t know if anybody sees the irony, and this just happened – and I’m sorry, I’m breaking it on the show, actually,” Geller told Marlow.

The panel was announced on Tuesday by Breitbart News. It was not officially organized by CPAC or the host organization, the American Conservative Union…

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Japan To Buy At Least 20 More F-35A Stealth Fighters – Reuters

Japan plans to buy at least 20 additional F-35A stealth fighters over the next six years, some or all of which it may purchase directly from Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) in the United States rather than assemble locally, three sources said.

“In view of budgets and production schedules a new acquisition of around 25 planes is appropriate,” said one of the sources with knowledge of the plan. The sources asked not to be identified because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

The sources said buying complete aircraft from the United States, at about $100 million each, will save Japan about $30 million per airframe.

The purchase will add to an earlier order for 42 of the fighters, most of which are being constructed at a “final assembly and check out” plant in Japan operated by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (7011.T), the country’s leading defense contractor.

That plant is one of only two such factories outside the United States…

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Barack Obama Spent Three Times As Much Money Interfering In Israeli Election As Russians Did Interfering In Ours – Gateway Pundit
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On Friday the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced that a federal grand jury indicted 13 Russian nationals, along with 3 Russian entities for ID fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud from 2014 through the 2016 elections.

The Russians launched pro-Trump and Pro-Hillary websites and organized pro-Trump and anti-Trump rallies. The anti-Trump rallies were much more successful. It’s a lot easier to get leftist sheep out to protest than conservatives who work all day.

But these Russians have nothing on Barack Obama. The Russians spent a reported $100,000 on Facebook ads during the election. Barack Obama spent $350,000 to interfere with the Israeli elections to unseat pro-U.S. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Illegal Alien Pleads Guilty To Stealing $1 Million Via Bogus Child Tax Credit Claims – Washington Examiner

A Mexican man residing illegally in Milwaukee, Wis., pled guilty and agreed to self-deport after Justice Department officials discovered he stole more than $1 million from the government by filing a large number of bogus Additional Child Tax Credit claims, the Eastern District of Wisconsin’s office announced Tuesday.

Dimas Chavez-Pina pled guilty on Feb. 2 to theft of government money and aggravated identity theft for pilfering $1,058,827 from the U.S. Treasury between 2011 and 2014, the district’s U.S. attorney Gregory J. Haanstad said in a statement.

The 29-year-old man applied for Individual Tax Identification Numbers from the Internal Revenue Service, which the tax agency gives to non-citizens who, because of their immigration status, do not have a social security number. ITIN recipients can then use the unique number to file income tax returns.

Chavez-Pina applied for an unspecified number of ITINs with personal information he had stolen from Mexican citizens, according to the plea agreement…

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Drug Needles And Human Feces Litter Streets Of San Francisco As Infectious Disease Expert Warns Area Is Becoming Dirtier Than Some Slums In India, Brazil – Daily Mail
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San Francisco may be America’s most expensive city to live in, but it’s also quickly becoming one of the dirtiest in the world as well. NBC Bay Area journalists recently conducted a survey of 153 blocks of downtown San Francisco and found trash on every street.

Trash bags and litter are one problem, but the report found that used needles and human feces are also common sights downtown – even near upscale hotels, government buildings and in playgrounds. In total, the journalists found 100 drug needles and more than 300 piles of feces during their investigation.

If stuck by a used needle, one can be infected with diseases like HIV or Hepatitis. Fecal matter is also not just a smelly nuisance…

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More Global Warming Fraud: NOAA Caught Adjusting Big Freeze Out Of Existence – Breitbart

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has yet again been caught exaggerating ‘global warming’ by fiddling with the raw temperature data. This time, that data concerns the recent record-breaking cold across the northeastern U.S. which NOAA is trying to erase from history.

If you believe NOAA’s charts, there was nothing particularly unusual about this winter’s cold weather which caused sharks to freeze in the ocean and iguanas to drop out of trees.

Here is NOAA’s January 2018 chart for Northeast U.S. – an area which includes New England along with NY, PA, NJ, DE and MD.
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You’d never guess from it that those regions had just experienced record-breaking cold, would you?

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Fatal Bureau Of Investigation – Lloyd Billingsley
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After Nikolas Cruz gunned down 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, FBI special agent Robert Lasky, head of the bureau’s Miami division, said he “truly regrets” the pain caused by the FBI’s failure to act on a tip about the shooter.

The FBI said it had no way to trace the tip, then FBI boss Christopher Wray said the message was never passed on to the FBI’s Miami field office, as official protocol required. Relatives of the victims might have noted the passive verb construction.

In typical style, Wray failed to name the person who never passed on the tip, and offered no explanation why that person might have done so. Wray did say “we deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy.”…

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RINO Douchebag Says Trump Should Back Never-Trumper Asshat For Senate – News Max

President Donald Trump needs to get behind Mitt Romney’s run for Senate in Utah, which is a sign of a rising Republican party for the 2018 midterms, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told The New York Times.

“I can’t imagine that he’s not,” McConnell told the paper Friday after Romney announced his Senate campaign. “We don’t want to lose the seat, and this looks like a pretty formidable candidate.”

President Trump had been called a “phony” by Romney during the 2016 presidential campaign. And while Trump called Romney a “choke artist,” he did consider him among his Secretary of State candidates before entering the White House.

“I’m not always with the president on what he might say or do, and if that happens, I’ll call them like I see them, the way I have in the past,” Romney told a GOP dinner in Provo, Utah, on Friday, while adding he supports the Trump administration agenda and can work with the White House, according to the report…

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Would-Be Burglar Knocks His Accomplice Out By Hurling A Brick At His Head – Daily Mail
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Two would-be burglars have comically caused their own undoing after one man hurled a brick at the head of his partner-in-crime.

The men were attempting a break-in at a building in China using two bricks, but their coordination left a lot to be desired.

One thief can be seen throwing his weapon, before perilously walking across the line of fire of his co-conspirator and is subsequently collected by the second projectile.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Valentine’s Day outside a nondescript Shanghai warehouse.

The footage was posted to Weibo by the Shanghai Police department, and has since been viewed nearly 15 million times on the streaming website alone…

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Anti-Gun News Outlets Push False Claim That Florida Shooter Was ‘Trained’ By The NRA – Daily Caller

“TRAINED BY THE NRA.”

That’s the bombastic and misleading headline running in The New York Daily News’ Saturday print edition about Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old man who confessed to murdering 17 high school students and faculty in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14.

The rampage, in which Cruz used an AR-15, sparked a typical debate over gun rights, with Democrats and liberals calling for increased gun control. Part of the strategy has been to link Cruz to the National Rifle Association, the largest gun lobby in the U.S.

The Daily News cited an Associated Press report in its misleading article, but without providing additional context that undercuts the idea that Cruz was “trained” by the NRA.

Instead, Cruz was a member of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program at Stoneman Douglas High School, where Wednesday’s shooting took place. JROTC programs operate in more than 1,700 high schools across the U.S. and are sponsored by the U.S. Army rather than the NRA…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Thursday (02/08/18)


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Nancy Pelosi Thanks Illegal Aliens For Breaking The Law, Says U.S. Owes Them – Daily Wire
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When she took to the House floor on Wednesday for a filibuster-style speech, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi thanked illegal aliens for having the “courage” to bring their children illegally into the United States. During Pelosi’s remarks, she portrayed the parents of “Dreamers” as victims who have had to endure much “risk” to bring their families illegally into the country.

“I say to their parents: Thank you for bringing these Dreamers to America. We’re in your debt for the courage it took, for you to take the risk, physically, politically, in every way, to do so,” Pelosi said.

The Democrats, who are threatening to shut down the government again if Republicans don’t give in to their demands on immigration, failed to solve America’s immigration problems with legislation when Pelosi was Speaker of the House…

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Macy’s Launches Line Of Misogynist Death-Cult Clothing Featuring Oppressive Headwear – WPIX

Nike introduced a hijab for female athletes last year. DKNY launched a dress collection for Muslim women a couple of years ago. Uniqlo, H&M and even some luxury brands started using women wearing hijabs in ad campaigns.

Now it’s Macy’s turn.

The department store introduced a new line created by a Muslim woman. She said it was difficult to find modest fashion, so she created her own.

Macy’s is now the latest retailer reaching out and courting Muslim customers by welcoming the launch of Verona Collection. The brand was created by Lisa Vogle, a young Muslim woman who graduated from Macy’s minority-and-women-owned business development program just last year.

Heba Jalloul, a modest fashion blogger and influencer with a reach of more than 170,000 followers on Instagram, said women like her have struggled to find more covered up clothing for years. Finally, however, she believes retailers are getting with the times…

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Obama Swamp Creature David Laufman Resigns From DOJ – Conservative Treehouse
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David Laufman was the Department of Justice, National Security Division, Deputy Asst. Attorney General in charge of counterintelligence, cyber security, counterespionage and export controls.

As most people are now aware the epicenter of the DOJ/FBI Clinton-Steele operation against candidate Trump stemmed from a collaborate “small group” effort of Main Justice officials within the National Security Division (John P Carlin – head), and officials within the FBI centered around the Counterintelligence Division (Bill Priestap – head).

According to the Washington Post, David Laufman resigned effective yesterday, Wednesday February 7th…

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FBI Informant Testifies: Moscow Routed Millions To Clinton Foundation In “Russian Uranium Dominance Strategy” – Zero Hedge

An undercover FBI informant embedded in the Russian nuclear industry who was made to sign an “illegal NDA” by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch has finally given his testimony to three Congressional committees.

William D. Campbell became an FBI counterintelligence asset after spending several years as a CIA operative who developed working relationships in the nuclear industry in Kazakhstan and Russia.

“For several years my relationship with the CIA consisted of being debriefed after foreign travel,” Campbell noted in his testimony, which was obtained by this reporter. “Gradually, the relationship evolved into the CIA tasking me to travel to specific countries to obtain specific information. In the 1990’s I developed a working relationship with Kazakhstan and Russia in their nuclear energy industries. When I told the CIA of this development, I was turned over to FBI counterintelligence agents.” – saracarter.com…

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Food Stamp Enrollment Drops By Four Million In One Month – Breitbart
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Four million people dropped off the food stamp rolls in one month, according to the latest numbers on food stamp enrollment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The latest USDA data show that the number of participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the government program that administers food stamps, dropped from 45,666,795 in October 2017 to 41,658,868 in November 2017 – a staggering decrease of 4,007,927 over one month.

Even though there was a temporary spike in enrollment, mostly concentrated in a few states that caused the national average of food stamp enrollment to spike, nationwide enrollment in the program as a whole is still on a steady decline…

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Clinton ‘Hatchet Man’ Shopped Trump Dirt Earlier Than Previously Believed – Daily Caller

Cody Shearer, a longtime Clinton insider, was peddling dirt on President Donald Trump as early as Aug. 2016, two months earlier than previously known, a U.S. government source tells The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The official also said they originally discounted the information when they first heard of it because of Shearer’s reputation as a Clinton hatchet man.

Shearer, a former journalist, was “not a guy with a whole lot of credibility,” said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of investigations into the various Trump-Russia investigations.

The House Intelligence and Senate Judiciary Committees are investigating the so-called “Shearer memo” and how it made its way from the Clinton operative, through the State Department, and into the hands of Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the infamous dossier…

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Budget Deal Sinks 2018 Amnesty, Splits Democrats – Breitbart
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The two-year budget plan announced Wednesday by top Senate leaders has caused an apparent split between Sen. Minority Sen. Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi.

The plan sharply increases domestic spending by roughly $131 million over the next two years, but it effectively blocks the Democrats’ push to win a 2018 amnesty for so-called ‘dreamer’ illegals

The agreement blocks that amnesty push because it leaves the Senate Democrats without any budget leverage to force House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan to schedule an amnesty debate on the House floor that would split the GOP caucus prior to the November election…

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Contractor Awarded $156 Million To Provide 30 Million Meals To Puerto Rico Only Delivered 50,000 – The Hill

A contractor who was awarded a massive contract to provide millions of meals to Puerto Ricans affected by Hurricane Maria drastically underdelivered, according to a New York Times investigation.

Tiffany Brown, an Atlanta entrepreneur and self-described government contractor who owns Tribute Contracting LLC, was awarded the $156 million contract by FEMA on Oct. 3 to provide 30 million self-heating meals to Puerto Rico, but only followed through on 50,000.

Brown, the sole employee of her company, hired an 11-person wedding catering company and a Texas nonprofit that had shipped food to a Houston food bank during Hurricane Harvey to provide the meals.

But Brown’s contract was terminated by email on Oct. 19, after Brown failed to meet a deadline of providing the first 18.5 million meals. She had only delivered 50,000, according to the Times….

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Leftist Idiocy Update: Study Finds New Minimum Wage Laws Will Eliminate More Than 260,000 Jobs This Year – PJ Media
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Leftists love to push for a higher minimum wage. I understand why, too. It’s a good way to look like you’re fighting for the poor against their corporate overlords, making sure they get their fair share in this cruel, cruel world.

Of course, that’s all bovine excrement. Minimum wage laws are terrible for the poor, as anyone who has ever run a business already knows. More than 260,000 people who will find themselves out of work in 2018 because of new minimum wage laws, according to a study reported on by The Daily Caller:

The study, conducted by the free market advocacy group American Action Forum, found that incremental minimum wage increases implemented in 2018 alone will cost the nation roughly 261,000 jobs…

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FBI ‘Lovers’ New Texts Expose Obama Complicity: He “Wants To Know Everything We’re Doing” – Zero Hedge

New text messages between FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page have now been made public, and, as The Duran’s Alex Christoforou notes, the big reveal is that then-POTUS Barack Obama appears to be in the loop, on the whole ‘destroy Trump’ insurance plan hatched by upper management at the FBI.

The messages include an exchange about preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to President Obama, who wanted “to know everything we’re doing.”

Fox News reports:

Page wrote to Strzok on Sept. 2, 2016 about prepping Comey because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” Senate investigators told Fox News this text raises questions about Obama’s personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation.

In texts previously revealed, Strzok and Page have shown their disdain for Republicans in general, as well as Trump, calling him a “fucking idiot,” among other insults…

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Tucker Carlson Exposes Insanely Creepy Google Patents To Spy On You And Parent Your Kids – Daily Caller
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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson reported Tuesday on patents filed by Google that purport to show a bizarre plan to spy on you and parent your children.

“In another patent application from September 2016, Google imagines how it could take control of your parenting, your relationship with your children,” Carlson explained. “Google’s smart home system could detect children near a liquor cabinet for example, or in their parents bedroom, infer that ‘mischief is occurring’ and deliver a verbal warning.”

The Daily Caller co-founder said, “In another example, Google imagines a hypothetical child called Benjamin. Google’s cameras would be watching Benjamin at all times, carefully. They could see if he’s playing outside or using electronics, presumably they’d also try to use that information to sell him things…

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Illegal Alien Deported 44 Times In 15 Years Tops Feds’ List – Washington Times

He is the world’s most persistent illegal immigrant: One Mexican managed to get deported 44 times in 15 years – which means he also managed to sneak back across the border at least that many times.

The runner-up was ousted 40 times from 2001 to 2015. No. 3, 4 and 5 on the list were deported 35, 34 and 31 times, respectively, according to data provided to The Washington Times by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

While those are the most extreme cases, repeat-illegal immigrants were back in the news this week after police said a twice-deported man was driving drunk in Indiana on Sunday morning when he plowed into pro football player Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver, killing them both.

President Trump tweeted about the “disgraceful” death and called the killing “one of many such preventable tragedies.”

Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, one of the Republicans’ chief negotiators in the current immigration debate, said the fatal crash should be a wake-up call…

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Winning: 50,000 GM Factory Workers To Get $11,750 Profit-Sharing Checks – CNS
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Approximately 50,000 GM factory workers will each get a profit-sharing check totaling $11,750 later this month, according to company statements as reported in the Detroit Free Press and USA Today.

In addition, about 40,000 union workers at Fiat-Chrysler will get profit-sharing checks of $5,500, as well as $2,000 bonuses. Also, about 54,000 workers at Ford will get profit-sharing checks of $7,500 each.

GM made $12.8 billion in pre-tax profits in 2017, said USA Today. Fiat-Chrysler earned $4.4 billion in pre-tax profits in 2017, and Ford pulled in $8.4 billion in pretax profits.

“The actions we took to further strengthen our core business and advance our visions for personal mobility made 2017 a transformative year,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra…

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Police: Man Tells Illegal Alien To Stop Peeing At Bus Stop, Gets Stabbed In The Neck – WJLA

An undocumented immigrant urinating in public used a box cutter to repeatedly stab a man who had merely suggested he pull up his trousers and use a proper restroom, police say.

On Nov. 30, around 11 p.m., Montgomery County Police were dispatched to the Wheaton Metro bus turnaround along Georgia Avenue. Upon stepping out of their cruisers, officers saw a man with stab wounds and bloody slashes to his neck, face and stomach.

That victim, plus an uninjured eyewitness, pointed officers toward Salvador Gomez-Lopez, 46, who was allegedly drunk and belligerent. The two men explained that Gomez-Lopez was relieving himself in plain view of fellow bus passengers. When the victim questioned his actions, Gomez-Lopez reportedly reached into his backpack and grabbed hold of a razor-sharp box cutter.

What followed was a physical tussle that landed both Gomez-Lopez and the victim on the cold bus stop pavement. The victim ultimately pried away the knife, but only after suffering serious lacerations, including three deep cuts to the neck…

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Report: China Moves 300,000 Troops Closer To North Korean Border – Breitbart
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China is reportedly moving missile defense batteries and troops closer to its border with North Korea, a potential sign that Beijing anticipates either a large refugee wave north or a military disturbance triggered by the belligerence of communist dictator Kim Jong-un.

The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo cited Radio Free Asia (RFA) in a report Monday, stating that RFA had compiled evidence that China had “late last year deployed another missile defense battery at an armored division in Helong, west of Longjing in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.”

The “North Korean source in China” speaking to RFA also noted that Pyongyang had observed the movement of 300,000 troops closer to the North Korean border and “missile defense batteries near North Korean reservoirs by the Apnok and Duman rivers.”…

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Trump Effect: Power Bills Begin To Drop Because Of Tax Cuts For Utilities – Daily Signal

Power companies and the states where they do business say consumers will see lower utility rates due to the tax law from congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump that went into effect Jan. 1.

The Republican tax law reduced the federal corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. Utility companies say they want their savings to benefit consumers, although few specifics on changes to typical bills are available.

Adam Michel, policy analyst for economic studies at The Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Signal that the benefits of the tax cuts to utilities may go beyond lower rates for consumers.

“State-regulated utilities are an interesting case for tax reform,” Michel said in an email Monday. “Because their rates are not set by markets, but instead by bureaucrats, consumers should see the utilities’ tax savings show up directly in their bill through lower rates. Some of the tax savings may also be redirected into infrastructure investments for better or expanded service.”…

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SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket On Historic Maiden Voyage – Space
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The first Falcon Heavy rocket built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX soared on its maiden voyage today (Feb. 6) – a historic test flight that also sent a car toward Mars and included two confirmed booster landings.

Billed as the world’s most powerful booster since NASA’s Saturn V, the Falcon Heavy rocket lifted off from Launch Pad 39A here at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) – the same site used by NASA’s Apollo moon missions and space shuttles – at 3:45 p.m. EST (2045GMT).

Standing 23 stories tall, the Falcon Heavy rocket is SpaceX’s largest rocket yet and the most powerful booster since NASA’s mighty Saturn V moon rocket. Its first stage is powered by three core boosters based on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets, with 27 engines (nine per booster) firing in unison to produce about 5 million lbs. of thrust (22,819 kilonewtons) at liftoff…

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Judge Rules Bakeshop Owner Doesn’t Have To Bake Wedding Cake For Gay Couple – Daily Caller

A California judge ruled Monday the state couldn’t force a cake shop owner to bake a cake for a gay couple’s wedding, ruling that doing so would constitute a violation of free speech.

Superior Court Judge David Lampe denied the State of California’s request for a preliminary injunction that sought to force bakeshop owner Cathy Miller to design a wedding cake for a gay couple.

“For this court to force such compliance would do violence to the essentials of Free Speech guaranteed under the First Amendment,” Lampe ruled, according to a press release sent to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The injunction also posited that if Miller refused to design the cake, the state would force her to close her Tastries Bakery shop altogether.

“We are pleased that the judge recognized that the First Amendment protects Cathy’s freedom of speech,” chief counsel and Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) president, Charles LiMandri, said after the ruling, the press release reports…

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White House Chief Of Staff Kelly: Trump Not Expected To Extend DACA Deadline – New York Post
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President Trump will likely not extend the March 5 deadline when work permits will expire for Dreamers protected from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a new report said Tuesday.

“I doubt very much” that the president would extend the program, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said, according to The Washington Post. Kelly said he was “not so sure this president has the authority to extend it” because the administration believes the Obama-era program was illegal.

Senators are trying to come up with a plan to protect the undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children – and it was unclear whether Kelly’s stance was a negotiating tactic or a valid threat.

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Amtrak Train Traveling Between Washington DC And New York Breaks Apart At 125mph – Daily Mail

Amtrak continues to have problems with its trains. A high-speed Amtrak traveling to New York broke into two pieces in Maryland as it reached speeds of up to 125mph on Tuesday. The malfunction happened at about 11:20am on the 2150 Acela express train from Washington, DC to New York’s Penn Station.

‘Earlier this morning, at approximately 6:40 am, Acela Express train 2150 traveling from Washington, DC, to Boston, experienced a mechanical issue when two of the train’s cars separated,’ the company said in a statement provided to DailyMail.com.

‘There were approximately 52 passengers aboard, who were transferred to Northeast Regional Train 180. There were no reported injuries to customers or crew. We are currently investigating the cause of the car separation, inspecting every Acela trainset, and taking any necessary actions to prevent a reoccurrence.’

It has been a bad two months for U.S. rail travel, with at three least serious accidents taking place in Tacoma, Charlottesville and Columbia…

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Mark Levin On FISA Memo Revelations: ‘Hillary Clinton Paid For A Warrant, That’s The Easiest Way To Put It’ – Breitbart
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Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” conservative talker Mark Levin laid out his case arguing the release of a FISA memo by the House Intelligence Committee last week raised questions about the previous administration. That included some of those holdovers involved in the day-to-day operations of the Department of Justice, including Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller.

Levin argued those were the questions that should be asked and summed up the circumstances as 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton having “paid for a warrant.”

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This is bad. Let me tell you a couple of things here. Now we know why [Adam] Schiff and the rest of them are fighting so hard…

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Ukraine Test Fires First-Ever Cruise Missile Aimed At Neutralizing “Russian Aggressors” – Zero Hedge
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On Tuesday, Ukrainian armed forces conducted the first-ever cruise missile test capable of hitting land and sea targets, National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov announced.

According to Turchynov, the cruise missile is locally made in Ukraine by manufacturers of the State Enterprise “State Kyiv Design Bureau Luch” in cooperation with other state and private defense companies.

Turchynov made further arrangements with the NSDC, which coordinates Ukraine’s national missile program, to further “develop not only ground-launched cruise missile systems but also sea- and air-launched.”…

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More Than 2,300 Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Texas – Circa

There have been 2,355 flu-related deaths in the state of Texas during this flu season alone so far. Health experts are still urging everyone to get a flu shot if you haven’t gotten one yet. The flu shots are in high demand.

“A lot more people have been actually coming up to us and asking us for it whereas before people are a bit resistant,” said Cristina Herrera, a pharmacist and clinical services manager.

Over the counter cold and flu medicine, like Tamiflu, is tough to find. “That’s been flying off the shelves,” Herrera told us.

Dozens of people were waiting for a flu vaccine at a free immunization clinic put on by the Metro Health District.

Since October, the Department of State Health Services says more than 2,300 flu-related deaths have been reported using data from death certificates provided by the CDC. Here in South Texas, the flu has been a factor in more than 250 deaths…

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Goodwill Employees Find Loaded Grenade Launcher Among Donated Items – Bradenton Herald
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Goodwill employees discovered a grenade launcher, loaded with a live grenade, this past weekend in a load of items donated at a Bradenton store, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

On Sunday, deputies were called out to the Goodwill Manasota Bargain Barn, 7501 15th St. E., after employees discovered a grenade launcher with a grenade inside it, according to an incident report. The store manager told deputies that the grenade launcher had come in on Jan. 25 in a shipment from a store on Cortez Road.

According to the Goodwill manager, employees at the Bradenton location didn’t know what the donated item was, so they sent it to the Bargain Barn location…

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Private Payrolls Jump By 234,000, Blowing Past Expectations – Yahoo Finance

The new year got off to a strong start for job creation, with businesses adding 234,000 in January, according to a report Wednesday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics. Economists surveyed by Reuters had been looking for private payrolls to grow by 185,000.

Job creation was concentrated largely in service-related industries, which contributed 212,000 to the total. However, within that sector some of the better-paying industries showed solid gains: Trade, transportation and utilities led with 51,000, education and health services added 47,000 and professional and businesses services contributed 46,000. Leisure and hospitality services also grew by 46,000.

On the goods-producing side, manufacturing added another 12,000 jobs while construction saw 9,000 new hires despite the traditionally slow month for the industry.

“The job market juggernaut marches on,” Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said in a statement…

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Electric Truck Maker Nikola To Build $1 Billion Plant In Arizona – Fox Business
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Nikola Motor Company, a developer of hydrogen-powered big rigs, announced on Tuesday that it plans to build a $1 billion plant in Arizona.

Construction of the 500-acre manufacturing facility is scheduled to begin in 2019, and truck production will start in 2021. The company said it will begin transferring its headquarters and research and development operations to Arizona immediately. Nikola expects the plant to create 2,000 new jobs and generate more than $1 billion in capital investment in the region by 2024.

Trevor Milton, Nikola’s CEO and founder, said the company considered nine states and 30 potential factory sites over the past year. Nikola ultimately settled on a site located on the west side of Phoenix…

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Woman Who Was Forced To Marry Her Rapist At 11 Inspires Child Marriage Ban In Florida – Time

A woman who was forced to marry her rapist when she was 11 helped inspire the Florida Senate to unanimously pass a bill Wednesday that would end child marriage in the state.

Sherry Johnson sat in the public gallery as several senators talked about her story and thanked her for pushing for the bill that would prohibit anyone under 18 from getting married under any circumstance. Johnson, 58, was first raped by a church deacon when she was 9, she gave birth at 10 and was forced to marry at 11. Johnson said her church pressured her mother to consent to the marriage and a judge eventually approved it.

She smiled and was hugged by relatives when the bill passed.

“My soul is happy that we’ll be able to save many, many, many children from being abused,” Johnson said afterward. “It takes one person to actually come out and speak against it, but there are many others that actually have experienced it.”

Florida doesn’t allow anyone under the age of 18 to independently consent to marriage…

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Congressman Gowdy Retiring From Politics – Fox News
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South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announced Wednesday that he is retiring from Congress at the end of his term, becoming the latest high-profile committee chairman to opt against re-election.

“I will not be filing for re-election to Congress nor seeking any other political or elected office; instead I will be returning to the justice system,” Gowdy said in a statement.

The former federal prosecutor was elected to Congress in 2010. He quickly gained fame for his role in investigating Obama administration scandals on the Oversight Committee and then as the chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi…

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Andrew McCabe Under Active DOJ Investigation For Sitting On Weiner Laptop Emails – Zero Hedge

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog has been investigating former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for apparently sitting on emails obtained from Anthony Weiner’s laptop, the Washington Post’s Devlin Barrett and Karoun Demirjian reported Tuesday.

The DOJ Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, wants to know why McCabe allegedly took little to no action for approximately three weeks on the trove of emails sent by Hillary’s top aide, Huma Abedin – Weiner’s wife, which were discovered during an unrelated investigation into Weiner “sexting” with an underage girl.

The inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, has been asking witnesses why FBI leadership seemed unwilling to move forward on the examination of emails found on the laptop of former congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) until late October about three weeks after first being alerted to the issue, according to these people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive matter…

A key question of the internal investigation is whether McCabe or anyone else at the FBI wanted to avoid taking action on the laptop findings until after the Nov. 8 election, these people said. It is unclear whether the inspector general has reached any conclusions on that point. -WaPo

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Documents Reveal Obama State Department Provided Classified Records To Senator Ben Cardin To Undermine President Trump – Judicial Watch
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Judicial Watch today released 42 pages of heavily redacted State Department documents containing classified information that was provided to Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump.

The documents show Russian political interference in elections and politics in countries across Europe.

According to a March 2017 report in the Baltimore Sun: “Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin received classified information about Russia’s involvement in elections when the Obama administration was attempting to disseminate that material widely across the government in order to aid in future investigations, according to a report Wednesday…

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FBI Officials Review Surveillance Memo, Cannot Cite ‘Any Factual Inaccuracies’ – Fox News

Two senior FBI officials have now reviewed a controversial Republican staff memo alleging abuses of government surveillance programs during the 2016 presidential campaign, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News – adding that the officials “could not point to any factual inaccuracies.”

The two officials – one from the bureau’s counterintelligence division and the other from the legal division – followed up after an initial review of the memo during a rare Sunday trip to Capitol Hill by FBI Director Christopher Wray.

The House Intelligence Committee voted late Monday along party lines to release the memo, prompting a backlash from Democratic lawmakers. Top Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff called it a “very sad day.” President Trump has five working days to review the contents but is widely expected not to block its release.

After the contentious committee vote Monday night, the source confirmed that House staffers physically took the memo over to the White House for the president…

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Tim Allen Joins Adam Carolla And Dennis Prager In Producing ‘No Safe Spaces’ Docudrama – New York Post
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Actor Tim Allen has joined the cast of new movie aimed at disrupting the liberal and PC culture in Hollywood, on college campuses and in comedy.

Allen’s “Last Man Standing” sitcom was canceled last year and outraged fans believe ABC pulled the plug because the family comedy highlighted conservative values. ABC denied it was over politics.

Allen has signed onto the docudrama “No Safe Spaces” that’s expected to hit theaters in the fall.

Fellow comedian Adam Carolla and conservative radio show host Dennis Prager are making the movie to promote free speech at a time they say the entertainment industry, media and college campuses too often shut down or blackball controversial viewpoints…

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Democrat Congressman Comes Unglued After Republican Colleague Calls For Illegal Aliens Attending SOTU To Be Arrested – Washington Examiner

Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly threatened to put up a fight if law enforcement officials execute Republican Rep. Paul Gosar’s suggestion of arresting and deporting illegal immigrants in attendance at President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday afternoon, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz, asked U.S. Capitol Police and Attorney General Jeff Sessions check to see if any State of the Union attendees are in the country illegally after multiple Democratic lawmakers announced they would be bringing Dreamers to the speech.

“Of all the places where the Rule of Law needs to be enforced, it should be in the hallowed halls of Congress,” Gosar tweeted. “Any illegal aliens attempting to go through security, under any pretext of invitation or otherwise, should be arrested and deported.”

In response, Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., wrote: “No one threatens my guest. You’ll have to go through me and break my bones first. #ProtectDREAMers.”…

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Tennessee Bill Would Ban All Abortions After An Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins – Life News
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Tennessee lawmakers are considering a new bill that would protect unborn babies from abortion as soon as their hearts begin beating.

Fox 17 News reports state House lawmakers moved House Bill 0108, sponsored by Rep. James Van Huss, R-Jonesborough, to committee last week.

The bill “requires fetal heartbeat testing prior to an abortion and prohibits abortions from the point a fetal heartbeat is detected except in certain medical emergencies.” It requires that women be offered the opportunity to view or hear her unborn baby’s heartbeat.

It also allows women to sue the abortionist if she does not receive the required information or receives false information…

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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway And J.P. Morgan Forming Non-Profit Health Care Venture – Fortune

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and J.P. Morgan Chase are forming a not-for-profit health care venture to lower health care costs for their U.S. employees, the companies announced Tuesday morning, sparking a slide in the shares of a host of health care-related companies.

The initial focus of the independent company will be on technology that will provide their U.S. employees and their families with simplified and high-quality health care at accessible costs, the companies said.

“The ballooning costs of health care act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy,” Berkshire Hathaway (brk-b) chairman and CEO Warren Buffett said in a statement. “Our group does not come to this problem with answers. But we also do not accept it as inevitable.”

Drugstore operators CVS Health (cvs, -4.16%) and Walgreen Boots Alliance (wba, -5.15%) as well as pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding (esrx, -5.73%) dropped between 4.5% to 6% in premarket trading…

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Ann Coulter: AG Sessions Should Be Prepared To Arrest Members Of Congress Who Bring Illegal Aliens To SOTU Address – 100PercentFedUp
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ABC News revealed last week that at least 24 House Democrats will bring illegal aliens as their guests to Trump’s SOTU address.

Meanwhile, in stark contrast to the open borders agenda of Democrats, Trump is expected to bring Evelyn Rodriguez to the SOTU address. Evelyn’s 16-year-old daughter, Kayla Cuevas, was beaten and stabbed to death with a friend of hers by MS-13 gang members, a violent street gang from El Salvador that has proliferated due to illegal, mass immigration to the U.S.

Yesterday, Ann Coulter nailed the sentiment of many Americans when she was a guest on conservative Howie Carr’s radio show. At the opening of his radio show, Carr played a clip of the radical Trump-hating Representative Frederica Wilson…

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DACA Recipients Arrested For Human Smuggling In Sanctuary State – Daily Wire

U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested two Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients in separate incidents for their involvement in human smuggling in the sanctuary state of California.

The first incident happened last Wednesday when agents received a tip from an American citizen who saw suspected human smuggling occurring near Torrey Pines State Beach. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reports:

Agents observed the vehicle stopped on the side of Interstate 5 near Dairy Mart Rd. at around 12:10 p.m., and conducted an immigration check.

Agents found three men inside the vehicle, the driver, a 20-year-old DACA recipient, his 22-year-old cousin who is a Mexican national illegally residing in the United States, and a 21-year-old Mexican national illegally in the country. Both the driver and his cousin admitted their involvement with human smuggling in the area…

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NJ Township Re-Opens Sexual Assault Investigation Into Democrat Mega-Donor Tied To Clinton, Podesta – Daily Caller
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Reclusive Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss – one of the Democrats’ biggest and most secretive donors – is currently under investigation for a 2011 sexual assault, as originally reported in a handwritten complaint by his former employee Jacqueline Long.

The current status of the investigation was confirmed by a Nov. 30, 2017 document obtained by TheDCNF in a case titled State vs. Hansjorg Wyss. The document was from the office of Fredric M. Knapp, the Morris County, New Jersey, prosecutor.

The document confirmed the receipt of sexual paraphernalia from Long, including a “purple vibrator.” She alleged in the complaint the device was used by Wyss as a weapon during the assault against her…

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Corruption Update: Andrew McCabe’s Pension Is Worth About $1.8 Million – Washington Free Beacon

FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe is set to receive a nearly $2 million pension, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.

The top law enforcement official, who has come under scrutiny for overseeing the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, stepped aside on Monday. McCabe took early retirement, which he was eligible for after serving at the bureau for over 20 years.

McCabe joined the FBI in 1996 and worked his way up to high paying executive service positions. He was serving as the assistant director in charge of the Washington, D.C., field office until July 2015, when he was named the FBI’s associate deputy director, carrying an ES Level 4 pay scale.

The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) calls for law enforcement officers to receive 1.7 percent of the officer’s average highest salary over a period of three consecutive years per year for the agent’s first 20 years of service…

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House Votes To Release FISA Memo, FBI And DOJ Now Under Investigation – Daily Wire
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On Monday, the House Intelligence Committee voted to release the four-page memo that supposedly shows how the Obama administration turned the intelligence community into a political weapon by abusing the FISA program to spy on the Trump campaign.

The memo, which will not be immediately released, was drafted by Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and has infuriated Democratic lawmakers who claim that it will undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government officials. The Hill reports:

Some Republicans who have read the memo have hinted heavily that it contains information that could unravel the entire Mueller investigation…

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As Leftists “De-Industrialize” Canada, New StatsCan Report Reveals The Human Toll – Ezra Levant

Tonight I’ll show you a chart from Statistics Canada, from their report published last week called “The Effect of Labour Demand on Regional Demographics.”

The chart illustrates the “average paid employment growth in economic regions, by province and territory.” And according to this report, in the past ten years (or at least from 2008 to 2015, which are the latest figures available), there have been no net new jobs created east of Manitoba:

Not in any Atlantic province. Not in Quebec. And not in Ontario. The only job growth in the country was in the west, and the north.

Of course, it immediately goes to the insanity of Atlantic Canada refusing to allow high-paying industries set up shop there – the bans on fracking, for example, even though Nova Scotia has between US$20 and $US60 billion in shale gas under its feet; the decision to kill the Energy East pipeline.

In the past ten years, labour participation in Eastern Canada has fallen almost 3 per cent…

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Senate RINOs Collins And Murkowski Side With Democrats To Kill Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – National Review
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The Senate failed this evening to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would’ve banned abortions after 20 weeks, after Democrats filibustered the bill. In a 51-46 vote, the bill failed to make it out of debate and to a final floor vote.

Two Republicans – Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska – continued their support for abortion by crossing the aisle to vote with the Democrats against the bill. Meanwhile, three Democrats – Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania, and Joe Donnelly of Indiana – broke ranks and voted with Republicans in favor of the legislation.

The vote split along similar party lines in 2015, the last time the Senate considered similar legislation…

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Winning: Exxon Mobil To Invest $50 Billion In U.S. Due To Trump Tax Cuts – Washington Examiner

Energy giant Exxon Mobil announced plans Monday to spend $50 billion to expand its domestic business operations, citing the recently passed tax cut legislation.

“At ExxonMobil, we plan to invest more than $50 billion over the next five years to expand our business in the United States. These investments are underpinned by the unique strengths of our company and enhanced by the historic tax reform recently signed into law,” Chief Executive Office Darren Woods said in a posting Monday on the company’s website.

“For instance, we will be investing billions of dollars to increase oil production in the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico, expand existing operations, improve infrastructure and build new manufacturing sites. This will create thousands of jobs, strengthen the U.S. economy and enhance energy security,” Woods added.

“We’re actively evaluating the impact of the lower tax rate on the economics of several other projects currently in the planning stages to further expand our facilities along the Gulf Coast.”…

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Cleveland Indians Cave To PC-Nazis, Agree To Remove Chief Wahoo Logo From Uniforms – Fox News
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Bowing to pressure by critics who have called it culturally offensive, the Cleveland Indians will remove the Chief Wahoo logo from its jerseys and caps beginning in the 2019 season.

After discussions with Major League Baseball and Commissioner Rob Manfred, the Indians will no longer sport the red-faced, smiling caricature during games. The logo, which had been used by the team since 1947, has been deemed racist and offensive by critics.

Manfred told the Associated Press that the team conveyed to him that some fans have a “long-standing attachment” to the logo, but the Indians agreed that it’s “no longer appropriate” to use on the baseball field.

Under pressure, the team has been transitioning away from Chief Wahoo in recent years…

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Mumbai: Man Dies After Being Sucked Into MRI Machine; Doctor, Ward Boy Arrested – Indian Express

A 32-year-old man died at BYL Nair Municipal Hospital in Mumbai on Saturday night after he was reportedly sucked into a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine while holding a metallic oxygen cylinder in his hand. Three people, including a doctor, have been arrested.

Rajesh Maruti Maru (32) had accompanied his sister’s mother-in-law, Laxmibai Solanki, to the hospital’s MRI section for a test. Around 8.30 pm, he reportedly got trapped with a leaking oxygen cylinder inside the MRI machine.

“Magnetic force of the machine sucked him in. We are not sure how he went so close. An inquiry is on,” said Dr Ramesh Bharmal, Dean, Nair Hospital. Staffers claimed that the cylinder’s knob broke open when Maru was pulled in, causing it to leak. Maru inhaled an excessive amount of oxygen.

The police registered a case under Section 304A of the Indian Penal Code for causing ‘death by negligence’, against hospital staffers. A doctor, Saurabh Lanjekar, ward boy Vitthal Chavan, and a helper, Sunita Surve…

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CNN Wins Big Time In Trump’s Fake News Awards – Daily Caller
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President Donald Trump unveiled his fake news awards Wednesday night with four prizes to CNN, two to The New York Times and one each for ABC News, Newsweek, Time magazine, and The Washington Post.

The awards to CNN included falsely reporting “that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks,” along with editing “a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.”

The other two awards to CNN were for retracting a story about Anthony Scaramucci and reporting that “former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.”…

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U.S. Unemployment Claims Fall To 222,000, Lowest In 44 Years – U.S. News

The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president.

THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that claims for jobless aid dropped by 22,000 to 222,000, fewest since March 1973. The less volatile four-week average slid by 9,500 to 248,250, lowest since late August.

The overall number of Americans collecting unemployment checks dropped to 1.89 million, lowest since December 1973 and down nearly 9 percent from a year ago.

THE TAKEAWAY: Unemployment claims are a proxy for layoffs. The low level suggests that employers are confident enough in the economy to hold onto workers.

The unemployment rate last month hit a 16-year low 4.2 percent. Employers cut 33,000 jobs in September – the first monthly drop in nearly seven years – but only because Hurricanes Harvey and Irma rattled the economies of Texas and Florida; hiring is expected to bounce back…

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FBI Investigating Millions Of “Mishandled” Dollars Funneled From Australian Government To Clinton Foundation – Zero Hedge
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The FBI has asked retired Australian policeman-turned investigative journalist, Michael Smith, to provide information he has gathered detailing multiple allegations of the Clinton Foundation receiving tens of millions of mishandled taxpayer funds, according to LifeZette.

“I have been asked to provide the FBI with further and better particulars about allegations regarding improper donations to the CF funded by Australian taxpayers,” Smith told LifeZette.

Of note, the Clinton Foundation received some $88 million from Australian taxpayers between 2006 and 2014, reaching its peak in 2012-2013 – which was coincidentally (we’re sure) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s last year in office.

Smith names several key figures in his complaints of malfeasance, including Bill and Hillary Clinton…

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Illegal Alien Charged With Killing Two Cops Wishes He “Had Killed More Of The Motherfuckers” – Fox News

An illegal immigrant began his murder trial for the 2014 killings of two Northern California sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday with a profanity-laced rant, calling a partner of one of the slain officers a “coward.”

Prosecutor Rod Norgaard recounted the events that led to the death of Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver outside a Sacramento motel in October 2014, and described how Oliver’s partner, Deputy Scott Brown, was able to retreat from the heavy gunfire.

Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes, 37, the alleged killer, interrupted the court when he grinned and called Brown a “coward.”

Bracamontes was scolded by the Sacramento Superior Court judge, The Sacramento Bee reported.

“I wish I had killed more of the mother——s,” Bracamontes told the court. He continued: “I will break out soon and I will kill more, kill whoever gets in front of me. There’s no need for a f—ing trial.”…

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Trump Effect: Apple Announces $350 Billion Investment In U.S. Economy, 20,000 New Jobs – Breitbart
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Apple announced in a press release on Wednesday that the company will be investing $350 billion into the U.S. economy over the next five years.

According to a press release, Apple plans to create 20,000 new jobs in the United States over the next five years thanks to a $350 billion capital investment.

Combining new investments and Apple’s current pace of spending with domestic suppliers and manufacturers – an estimated $55 billion for 2018 – Apple’s direct contribution to the US economy will be more than $350 billion over the next five years, not including Apple’s ongoing tax payments, the tax revenues generated from employees’ wages and the sale of Apple products…

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First Somali Police Officer In Maine Arrested For Assault And Battery – Daily Caller

The first Somali person to become a police officer in Maine was arrested Saturday night for disrupting a concert and heads to court Wednesday to face multiple charges for her behavior.

The 24-year-old police officer, Zahra Munye Abu, was arrested Saturday night at Palladium Nightclub in Worcester, Mass., for assault and battery and was charged with three other counts of misdemeanor, according to the Portland Press Herald. Abu was bailed out of jail at 1 a.m. Sunday, but the bail amount has not been disclosed.

“She was (given) several opportunities to leave and refused. Eventually she was placed under arrest,” Worcester police Sgt. Kerry F. Hazelhurst said.

Abu, who previously served the city of Portland as an officer, has been put on paid administrative leave until the court resolves her case, according to Portland Police Chief, Michael Sauschuck. “The Portland Police Department was notified late Saturday night of the arrest of Police Officer Zahra Abu in Worcester, Massachusetts,” Sauschuck said, the Portland Press Herald reports…

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Trump’s DHS Preparing To Arrest Leaders Of Sanctuary Cities – Washington Times
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.

“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee. Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan says those policies put his officers and local communities at more risk because they have to arrest illegal immigrants out in the community…

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‘Dreamer’-Age Illegals Have Crime Rate Double Young Americans – Breitbart

DACA-aged illegals commit crimes at twice the rate of young Americans, says a comprehensive summary of crimes and convictions in Arizona during the past 32 years.

The report punctures claims by pro-amnesty advocates that young ‘dreamer’ illegals are vital to U.S. industry and civic life, and indicate that any amnesty will ensure that many more crimes – including murders and rapes – will be inflicted against Americans and legal immigrants, including Hispanics and blacks.

The report says:

Unfortunately, if the goal of DACA is to give citizenship to a particularly law-abiding group of undocumented immigrants, it is accomplishing the opposite of what was intended. As Table 8 shows, DACA age eligible undocumented immigrants are 250% more likely to be convicted of crimes than their share of the population. Those too old for DACA status are convicted at a relatively low rates (45.7% more than their share of the Arizona population)…

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Democrats Transforming ‘Golden State’ Into Third-World Shithole – Conservative Tribune

If there’s any one state in this august union that could be properly termed socialist, California would certainly be in the running.

After all, the Golden State is where taxes are high, the so-called “safety net” is wide, economic growth is low and anyone who disagrees with leftist orthodoxy is chased off of state-run college campuses.

Well, if you want to call California socialist, all we can say is this: We’ve seen the future, and it doesn’t work. If you don’t believe me, take a look at this video showing the homelessness in Orange County, California. It’s a 10-minute bike ride through one of the largest shantytowns in America:
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Why Hijab Hoax Girl Lied – Jamie Glazov

To gain power, totalitarian movements always portray themselves as victims. And while they are in the process of abusing, they cry in front of the world posing as the abused. They stage “hate-crime” attacks against themselves because hate crimes are their political and cultural capital. When those hate-crimes don’t exist, they must be invented.

We are witnessing precisely this phenomenon at this very moment in regards to the myriad hoax “hate-crimes” that anti-Trump forces are manufacturing out of thin air and blaming on Trump supporters. The media are bolstering the entire hallucination process, with CNN leading the way.

Central to the whole narrative is the supposed “Islamophobic” anti-Muslim crime-wave sweeping the nation. The rumors spread and the media regurgitates the lies without any evidence to back them up. And then, after the hoaxes are debunked one by one, the media is, by that time, bored and no longer interested…

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U.S. Military Receives Biggest Pay Increase In 8 Years – Epoch Times
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Members of the U.S. military will receive their biggest pay increase in eight years this month. President Donald Trump approved the pay rise of 2.4 percent for uniformed service members, and 1.9 percent for federal workers, in an executive order on Dec. 22.

The pay is an increase from the 2.1 percent increase the military service members received in 2017, and the biggest since 2010 when they received a 3.4 percent increase. The pay increase had been included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which Trump signed on Dec. 12.

The act saw an overall increase in military spending and the acquisition of new defense equipment. Among the budgeted expenses are F-35 Joint Strike fighters, ground combat vehicles, and Virginia-class submarines…

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GOP Raises Record $85 Million; In ‘Great Shape’ To Maintain Congressional Majority – OANN

House Republicans set a new fundraising record ahead of the 2018 midterms as the GOP is set on maintaining a majority in Congress. The National Republican Congressional Committee, or NRCC, raised a whopping $85 million ahead of this year’s midterm elections.

The NRCC said their 2017 fundraising exceeds the previous record set in 2003 by over $12 million. The committee currently has almost $44 million cash in hand.

The GOP is heading into midterm elections with its ‘Great American Comeback’ campaign, bringing back opportunity and economic prosperity for the middle class.

“Businesses staying here, businesses expanding, businesses investing in capital, workers getting wage increases, workers getting bonuses, better benefits, 401K’s, maternity leave, all of those kinds of things are now being announced and it’s only been 20 days,” said Speaker Paul Ryan on the Trump administration’s recent successes following the GOP tax bill.

Overall, RNC fundraising is forecast to hit a record $130 million for the past year…

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Obama’s ICE Didn’t Follow Procedure For Checking Illegal Aliens’ Ties To Terrorism – Washington Free Beacon
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During the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement was not following proper procedures when checking if illegal aliens were known terrorists, jeopardizing national security, according to an audit.

The office of inspector general found that between 2013 and 2015, ICE was not screening illegal immigrants who had been released for terrorist ties. Every single case of a suspected terrorist reviewed by the inspector general included errors, where ICE officials were not in compliance with security standards.

“ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) faces challenges in implementing the Known or Suspected Terrorist Encounter Protocol (KSTEP) screening process…

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Pentagon Planning Two New Nuclear Weapons – The Hill

The U.S. is planning to develop two new nuclear weapons, including a “low yield” warhead, according to a Wall Street Journal report. That low-yield warhead would be used with the Trident missile, a rocket deployed on U.S. Navy submarines, according to the Journal.

The Pentagon is also planning to develop a new nuclear-armed cruise missile that would also be deployed at sea. That plan would reintroduce a system to the U.S. nuclear arsenal that was retired in 2010. The recommendations for the new weapons are laid out in the Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review, which was commissioned last year by President Trump.

HuffPost published an unclassified draft copy of the review last week, though the Pentagon has said that the draft is “pre-decisional.”

Still, the plans to develop the new nuclear weapons come in response to growing military threats from Russia and China, which the Pentagon says are moving toward an embrace of nuclear weapons in their strategies…

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Winning: Trump’s Support Among Black People Has Doubled Since 2016 – Breitbart
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Two new polls show President Donald Trump’s rising support among black voters, highlighting his political gains from pushing employers to hire Americans instead of lower-wage migrants.

The growing support from blacks – despite furious Democratic claims of racism – could become a shocking political validation in November when Trump will face millions of upper-income Democratic voters who are angry at his “Buy American, Hire American” policies.

Among black men, Trump’s “2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share,” admitted a January 11 article in the Atlantic by author Ronald Brownstein. “23 percent of black men approved of Trump’s performance versus 11 percent of black women,” said the article…

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Palestinians Attempt To Bomb 1,000 Jewish Pilgrims Visiting Joseph’s Tomb, Judaism’s Third Holiest Site – Breitbart

On Tuesday, Palestinians attempted to bomb Joseph’s Tomb, considered Judaism’s third holiest site, during a visit there earlier today by about 1,000 Jewish pilgrims.

The Times of Israel reports:

Army sappers detonated a cellphone-operated explosive device that was apparently planted by Palestinians at the entrance to the Joseph’s Tomb holy site in the city of Nablus early Tuesday morning, ahead of a visit by approximately 1,000 Jewish worshipers, the army said.

There were no injuries or significant damage caused by the controlled blast, and the pilgrimage to the shrine continued as planned, an Israel Defense Forces spokesperson said.

The 1,000 or so worshipers were escorted to Joseph’s Tomb – believed to be the burial site of the biblical patriarch – by IDF soldiers, border guards and Israel Police officers, the army said. According to the military, as the group was leaving the area, local residents began to throw rocks at the troops and the buses, causing no injuries…

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Dow Surpasses 26,000 In Record Time – Fox Business
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The Dow Jones industrial average crossed the 26,000 point milestone at the opening bell on Tuesday, in a record-setting seven sessions.

The latest 1,000 point milestone move broke the previous record of 23 sessions when the Dow moved from 24,000 to 25,000 points.

The U.S. stock and bond markets were closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, though stock market index futures gained. On Tuesday, a big chunk of the Dow’s gains could be attributed to UnitedHealth Group (UNH) which was surging in the pre-market session after a big earnings and revenue beat.

On Friday, stocks booked their second-straight week of gains and ended at record levels…

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Why California Is The ‘Poverty Capital Of America’ – Rick Moran

An excellent op-ed in the L.A. Times today by Kerry Jackson is on why California – with its liberal politics and generous welfare system – is the “poverty capital of America.”

According to the Census Bureau, one out of five California residents is poor. This despite the state’s per capita GDP rising twice as fast in the last five years as the national average. From 1992 to 2015, state and local governments spent nearly $1 trillion to help the poor. The state, with 12% of the American population, is home today to about one in three of the nation’s welfare recipients.

Jackson then reaches the not so astonishing conclusion: “The generous spending, then, has not only failed to decrease poverty; it actually seems to have made it worse.”

One of the big reasons for this is the total lack of welfare reform that would require those receiving government assistance to work.

The state and local bureaucracies that implement California’s antipoverty programs, however, resisted pro-work reforms…

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Hidden Camera: Hundreds Of Twitter Employees Paid To View “Everything You Post Online” Including Private “Sex Messages” – Project Veritas
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Project Veritas has released undercover footage of Twitter Engineers and employees admitting that Twitter employees view all of your private messages on their servers and analyze it to create a “virtual profile” of you which they sell to advertisers.

The footage features four current Twitter software engineers–Conrado Miranda, Clay Haynes, Pranay Singh, and Mihai Alexandru Florea.

Haynes, who was featured in part one of the Twitter exposé, admitted in a January 6, 2018 meeting that Twitter has hired hundreds employees with the express purpose of looking at these “d*ck pics,” stating:

“There’s teams dedicated to it. I mean, we’re talking, we’re talking three or four – at least, three or four hundred people. Yes, they’re paid to look at d*ck pics.”…

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Illegal Alien Who Threatened To Kill Fellow Bus Passengers Had Been Deported 5 Times – Truthfeed

In yet another instance of our broken immigration system failing Americans, an illegal alien who allegedly threatened to kill passengers recently on a Greyhound bus and led police on a chase from Wisconsin to Illinois has been revealed to be a multiple-deportee.

Fox News reports that Margarito Vargas-Rosas, 33, was in the U.S. illegally and had been returned to Mexico the previous five times that Border Patrol agents encountered him in the U.S.

Last Friday night someone aboard a Greyhound bus alerted police that another passenger – Vargas-Rosas of Chicago – was pacing the aisle toward the back of the bus, threatening to kill people. He reportedly appeared to pull what passengers thought was a weapon from his waistband.

Milwaukee and Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office Deputies attempted to pull the bus over, but Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said the confused bus driver “thought it was a training exercise by law enforcement.”…

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Hijab ‘Attack’ Condemned By Leftist Prime Minister Of Canada Turns Out To Be A Hoax – Daily Caller
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An 11-year-old Toronto girl who claimed she was attacked because of her hijab fabricated the story, according to local police.

The story of Kwalah Noman received international coverage last week after she and her family held a press conference calling for hate crime charges against a man she claimed attacked her on her way to school.

“I felt really scared and confused,” Noman said on Friday.

She told police that while she was walking to school with her brother, a man wearing a black hoodie approached her from behind, pulled her hijab from her jacket, and cut it with scissors.

“I screamed. The man just ran away. We followed this crowd of people to be safe. He came again…

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Tennessee Ballot Measure That Removes Right To Abortion From State Constitution – The Chattanoogan

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a 2014 Tennessee ballot amendment that removed the right to an abortion from the state constitution.

Amendment 1 won by a 53 percent margin. Eight voters had sought a recount. They won at the trial court level.

David Fowler of the Family Action Council of Tennessee hailed the decision. He said, “Today, by a 3-0 opinion, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the vote in 2014 by the people of Tennessee to amend their state Constitution to strip out a ‘right to abortion’ that our Tennessee Supreme Court found in our state Constitution back in 2000! To our knowledge, it is the first-ever vote in the United States to overturn a ‘constitutional right’ to abortion at the state level.

“This victory began 17 years ago this month when the first resolution that would become this constitutional amendment was filed. It took 10 years to get it through the legislative process. And it’s been tied up in court since November 2014…

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Traitor Tranny Manning Files To Run For U.S. Senate In Maryland – Daily Caller
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Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army private who was convicted under the Espionage Act for stealing classified government documents, has filed to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland.

Manning filed papers with the Federal Election Commission on Jan. 5. She is challenging Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, a two-term Democrat who is up for re-election in November. The Washington Post first reported Manning’s filing.

Manning is running as a Democrat.

The 30-year old trans rights activist was released from federal prison last May after President Obama commuted a 35-year prison sentence she was serving for stealing classified government documents and providing them to WikiLeaks…

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Associate In Hillary Clinton Uranium One Russian Bribery Case Indicted – Breitbart

An 11-count indictment has been handed down from a grand jury investigating possible Russian bribery involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Uranium One deal negotiated when she was part of the Obama administration, a report says.

The indictment was levied against Maryland resident Mark Lambert, a former co-president of a nuclear transportation company involved in Hillary Clinton’s deal to sell U.S. uranium interests to a Russian company. A Department of Justice statement says that the 54-year-old Lambert was charged with “one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to commit wire fraud, seven counts of violating the FCPA, two counts of wire fraud and one count of international promotion money laundering.”

The statement added:

The charges stem from an alleged scheme to bribe Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX), a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation…

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Legendary College Football Broadcaster Keith Jackson Dies At 89 – CBS Sports
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Keith Jackson, the man whose voice was synonymous with college football for generations of fans, died Friday night at age 89, according to his family.

Jackson’s broadcast career began at Washington State in 1952 when he called a game between Washington State and Stanford, but it was just the first of many stops for the legendary voice.

During his expansive career, Jackson also called the NFL, MLB, NBA, PGA Tour golf, the Olympics, boxing, racing and even some college basketball alongside Dick Vitale. He was the first play-by-play man of Monday Night Football and was the voice of some of the United States’ top Olympic moments, including calling Mark Spitz’s seven and Eric Heiden’s five gold medals…

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Court: FBI Must Turn Over Comey’s Memos By Next Week – Townhall

A federal judge has ruled the FBI must turn over memos written by former FBI Director James Comey about a meeting with President Trump. The decision comes as a result of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, which has been seeking the documents for months.

The FBI has been ordered to turn over the documents by January 18, which is next week.

“The court, in seeking to review the documents, shows it doesn’t trust the FBI or Justice Department’s representations about the infamous Comey memos. We hope now that Americans are one step closer to knowing the facts about these memos, which were written and leaked for pernicious purposes to target a sitting president with a criminal investigation,”

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “It’s high time they begin to see the light of day. We’re glad the court followed up on our specific suggestion that it review the documents directly.”

Department of Justice attorneys, who are defending the FBI in the lawsuit, asked the court for the case to be dismissed…

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False Ballistic Missile Alert Sends Hawaiians Into Panic – Fox News
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Hawaii emergency officials confirmed Saturday that an alert warning that a ballistic missile was inbound to the island was a mistake.

Earlier Saturday, Hawaiian citizens reported receiving an emergency alert on their phone that stated: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”

House Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, tweeted in regard to the alert: “HAWAII – THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE.”

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted that there was “NO missile threat” to the state…

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Trump Chief Of Staff Kelly Bans Staffers From Using Personal Phones At Work – Talking Points Memo
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White House staffers will no longer be able to use their personal cellphones at work starting Friday, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday and the White House confirmed on Thursday.

The ban was enacted by chief of staff John Kelly, Bloomberg reported. In a statement shared with TPM, the White House said the ban was put in place for security reasons. One unnamed aide told Bloomberg that there were too many devices connected to the White House WiFi and officials were concerned that personal phones weren’t as secure as government phones.

“The security and integrity of the technology systems at the White House is a top priority for the Trump administration and therefore the use of all personal devices for both guests and staff will no longer be allowed in the West Wing,” the White House said in its statement…

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Trump Effect: U.S. Manufacturing Had Its Best Year Since 2004 – Breitbart

U.S. manufacturing had its strongest year since 2004. The industry reported in December increased expansion over three months due to increases in orders and production, according to a report from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

The ISM report states that the factory index, a survey measuring factory activity, climbed from 58.2 to 59.7 over the past month and that a measure of new orders rose to 69.4, the highest recorded measurement of an expanding manufacturing sector since January 2004.

According to ISM, any reading above 50 points shows an increase in factory activity. Tim Fiore, chair of the ISM manufacturing business survey committee, said he was optimistic about ISM’s latest report on the manufacturing industry.

“With a report like this, I can’t do anything but smile,” Fiore told the Kansas City Star.

The latest findings come as increases in domestic business investment, a rise in American household spending, and an improving global economy contribute to the manufacturing industry’s boom, Bloomberg reports…

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Manafort Sues Mueller, Challenging Scope Of Bogus Russia Investigation – The Hill
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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is suing the Department of Justice and special counsel Robert Mueller in an attempt to kneecap the federal probe into alleged coordination between the campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

In a court filing on Wednesday, lawyers for Manafort argue that the order establishing Mueller’s investigation is overly broad and not permitted under Justice Department regulations. Mueller should be ordered to stop investigating any of Manafort’s conduct that doesn’t relate to his time as campaign chair, the suit says, and the appointment itself should be declared invalid.

“By ignoring the boundaries of the jurisdiction granted to the Special Counsel in the Appointment Order, Mr. Mueller acted beyond the scope of his authority…

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New Pipeline Doubles Russian Crude Oil Supply To China – Zero Hedge

Russia quietly doubled its crude oil export capacity to China in the new year when it launched a new pipeline, cementing its position as the number one supplier of crude to its Asian neighbor.

The extension of the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean, or ESPO, oil pipeline between Russia and China started operating on January 1, doubling the export volumes from 15 to 30 million tons annually, or almost 220 million barrels, Xinhua reported. The agency noted that the extension, which was agreed in 2013, would serve China’s Belt and Road initiative for expanding China’s regional influence in Asia.

The new section of the Eastern Siberia–Pacific Ocean pipeline began operations Monday, Xinhua added. The venture is expected to “deepen energy co-operation between Moscow and Beijing” and serve the Belt and Road Initiative, a major Chinese-led development project across Asia.

Rosneft is the supplier of the crude via the ESPO pipeline, while PetroChina is the buyer. The oil will be processed at three refineries in the Northeast of China…

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House Republicans Prepare Contempt Action Against FBI, DOJ – Bloomberg
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U.S. House Republicans are drafting a contempt of Congress resolution against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, claiming stonewalling in producing material related to the Russia-Trump probes and other matters.

Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes and other committee Republicans, after considering such action for several weeks, decided to move after media including the New York Times reported Saturday on why a top FBI official assigned to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russia-Trump election collusion had been removed from the investigation.

Republicans, including the president, pointed to the reports as evidence that the entire probe into Russian meddling has been politically motivated…

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Somali Immigrant Allegedly Tried To Rape Woman In Labor – Daily Caller

A Somali immigrant allegedly tried to rape a woman while she was in labor at a hospital in Rome, according to a Tuesday report.

Alى Abdella, 38, has been accused of sexual violence and theft by attempting to rape an unidentified woman, 43, while she was in labor at the Sant’Eugenio Hospital in Rome, reported Italian outlet Il Libero Quotidianno. Abdella allegedly stole and donned a green hospital uniform, entered the woman’s hospital room, and began groping her thigh and masturbating in front of her, reported La Stampa.

The woman began screaming, alerting hospital staff who called the police, accoring to pupia.tv. Abdella, who has been living in Italy for the past five years and has a history of crime, was arrested Dec. 31 by the Epozione police department.

Abdella’s first trial has been scheduled for Jan. 10. The defense team is calling for a psychiatrist’s report…

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Trump Threatens To Cut Off U.S. Aid To Palestinian Authority – Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump threatened to cut off U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority after its leaders said the president’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel disqualified America as a Middle East peace mediator.

Trump said in a series of tweets Tuesday that the U.S. pays “the Palestinians HUNDRED[S] OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year” yet gets “no appreciation or respect.” He added that “with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?”

The White House communications staff declined to comment other than to refer reporters back to the president’s tweet…

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Senators Unveil Bill To Ditch Voting Machines, Standardize Election Audits – OANN

A bi=partisan group of senators introduced a bill to abandon paperless voting machines in U.S. elections. The Secure Elections Act is aimed at enhancing the accuracy and credibility of election results.

The bill was introduced by a group of six senators in response to the speculations surrounding the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Sponsors of the legislation say it will also mitigate the risks of foreign interference.

Senators propose providing federal grants to states so they can get rid of voting machines believed to be “obsolete” and “vulnerable” to hacking.

“We’ve gotta help states have a good reliable auditable election system that they can actually do themselves and that the federal government and all entities in those states can trust the election results,” stated Oklahoma Senator James Lankford.

The bill also introduces post-election statistical audits of results by counting a fixed percentage of ballots…

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Arkansas Woman Who Declared Her Gun Range A ‘Muslim Free Zone’ Enters Governor’s Race – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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A Hot Springs Republican has entered the governor’s race and will challenge Gov. Asa Hutchinson in the GOP primary in May. Jan Morgan, 54, announced her candidacy in a new release sent Sunday night and at an event in Hot Springs.

She owns the Gun Cave shooting range in Hot Springs. In 2014, she drew national media attention by declaring her gun range a “Muslim Free Zone,” saying that she was concerned about the safety of other customers if Muslims patronized her business.

In her campaign’s news release, Morgan said she traveled the state for six months talking to Arkansans before making her decision to run. “As we embark on the dawn of a new day and new year in Arkansas, I am excited about the future potential of our beautiful state and her people,” she was quoted as saying…

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Trump To Announce Awards For Worst ‘Fake News’ Journalism – Washington Times

President Trump said Tuesday night that he will give out derisive awards next week for the “most dishonest and corrupt media,” after a year of feuding with the press.

“I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock,” Mr. Trump tweeted. “Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!”

The president has waged a war of words with several mainstream media outlets, feuding primarily with CNN, NBC, The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others.

Last week, Mr. Trump’s campaign asked supporters to help him award a “Fake News Trophy” by sending in their nominations.

“Americans are sick and tired of being lied to, insulted, and treated with outright condescension,” an email to Trump supporters stated. “That’s why President Trump is crowning the 2017 KING OF FAKE NEWS before the end of the year.”…

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Chelsea Clinton Wishes The Church Of Satan A Happy New Year – Daily Caller
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Chelsea Clinton gave a warm holiday greeting to an unusual group when she wished The Church of Satan a “Happy New Year” in a tweet Tuesday.

Clinton found herself in a Twitter conversation with The Church of Satan, model Chrissy Teigen, the restaurant Hooters and various assorted accounts after she tweeted encouragement to Teigen.

The popular model and best-selling cookbook author had tweeted her frustration Saturday over a verified Twitter account that used pictures of Teigen’s daughter in costumes to make wild accusations of pedophilia.

Clinton responded that she was sending Teigen and her daughter “a huge hug,”…

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Mark Meadows Draws Line In Sand: No DACA Amnesty In Spending Bill – Breitbart

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, on Tuesday said there should be no Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty deal contained within the government funding bill coming up in January.

The important move by Meadows aims to take government shutdown leverage away from Democrats in the upcoming DACA battles – something that President Donald Trump alluded to on Tuesday morning on Twitter when he bashed Democrats for not being serious about DACA solutions.

Meadows, in an interview with MSNBC host Chuck Todd, said that a DACA deal is in the works and being discussed.

“We have been working closely with the administration and some of my Democrat colleagues, even some Republicans that perhaps are more moderate than I would be, because the president set a deadline in March to deal with the 674,000 people that had deferred action,” Meadows said…

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Diabetes Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s Symptoms In Mice; Reduces Brain Plaque Buildup And Improves Memory – Newsweek
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Promising new animal research suggests a drug originally developed to treat diabetes significantly reverses memory loss and brain degeneration in mice with a rodent version of Alzheimer’s disease. If the same is proven true in humans, the drug could one day be used as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-related illnesses.

In the study, published online this week in Brain Research, scientists from Lancaster University in England used lab mice to test how effective a diabetes drug known as a triple receptor was in treating Alzheimer’s disease.

The mice in the study were specifically created to express certain genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease in humans…

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Vermont Judge Rules Against Leftist Speech Nazis In UVM ‘Racial Threats’ Case – Law & Crime

A judge in Vermont has tossed a controversial case against a University of Vermont (“UVM”) student accused of using “explicitly racist and threatening language” against black students and diversity programs on campus.

According to Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George, the judge in the case did not find probable cause to sustain a charge of disorderly conduct over the student’s allegedly racist tirade.

Twenty-year-old Wesley Richter was cited by UVM Police on October 5 over the incident. The citation is said to have stemmed from a phone conversation between Richter and his mother. While talking to his mother on the phone in a university library, Richter apparently said something offensive.

Another student overheard those allegedly insensitive comments and then contacted the authorities. The actual content of the conversation in question is still unclear because the judge in the case refused to publicly release the citation affidavit…

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Sadiq’s London: Knife Crime, Gun Crime, Theft, Burglary, Rape, Homicide All Massively Up – Breitbart
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Britain’s media celebrated in droves when London elected its first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, in May 2016. Now the cacophony caused by the “we’re not racist” backslapping has ended, the true implications of a Khan mayoralty are being realised.

In Britain’s capital over the past year, Khan presided over rises in knife crime, gun crime, theft, burglary, rape, homicide, and more. And not just by a little bit, either.

Some in the media – by which I mean basically just me – predicted Khan might be a disaster for London, but the extent to which this is true was beyond even our worst nightmares.

Parking the anecdotal evidence of Khan giving preference to genital mutilation-linked groups, and using his platform to agitate against the U.S. President, the statistics reveal a terrifying incompetence in keeping London safe…

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Brand-New Online ‘Hate-Speech’ Law Snares 1st Victim – WorldNetDaily

Freedom of speech has been effectively abolished online in Germany, as the country has begun enforcing strict censorship laws designed to prohibit the expression of “hate” online.

The Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) mandates all social networking platforms with more than 2 million members must investigate and delete “illegal” content within one day of a complaint being received.

Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram are among the sites which fall under the purview of the new law. The fine for failing to delete illegal content can be as high as 50 million euros.

Deputy leader Beatrix von Storch of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) Party, which opposes the surging Islamization of the country under the government of Angela Merkel, has been called the first victim of the new law.

On New Year’s Eve, von Storch criticized Cologne police for expressing holiday wishes in Arabic, claiming they were trying to appease “barbarians.”…

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Orrin Hatch Announces Retirement From U.S. Senate – Washington Free Beacon
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Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), the longest-serving Senate Republican, announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of his current term this year.

In a video addressed to his fellow Utahans, Hatch touted his accomplishments, including leading the effort to pass the Republican tax overhaul President Donald Trump signed into law last month.

Trump, Hatch said, called him a “fighter,” but he said even the best ones know when to “hang up the gloves.”

“For me, that time is soon approaching. That’s why, after much prayer and discussion with family and friends, I’ve decided to retire at the end of this term,” Hatch said.

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Leftist Insanity Update: Oil-Rich Venezuela Runs Out Of Gasoline – Zero Hedge

After lining up for an entire day to get a plane ticket to visit her relatives in the western city of Mérida, Josefina Garcيa did not know if she and her octogenarian mother were going to reach their final destination on time for Christmas.

The airport is located 76 kilometers away from the city and when they tried to book a cab in advance to take them to the place where they were going to stay, the taxi company said they could not make bookings because there is a shortage of gas and management did not know if they were going to have enough fuel on the day of Josefina’s arrival.

Once they landed, the 61-year-old and her mother found a cab that had enough gas to take them to a certain part of the city where a cousin would pick them up. In the meantime, another cousin was lining up for gas. He was able to fill his sedan’s tank after waiting for more than six hours.

According to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, the highest proven oil reserves in the world are in Venezuela…

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Trump Calls On ‘Deep State’ DOJ To Act After Huma ‘Puts Classified Passwords Into Hands Of Foreign Agents’ – Gareway Pundit
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President Trump slammed Huma Abedin over reports that the longtime Hillary Clinton aide forwarded top secret passwords to unsecured personal email accounts, which were then hacked by foreign agents.

“Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on the submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others,” President Trump tweeted on Tuesday.

As The Gateway Pundit‘s Cristina Laila reported, Abedin forwarded sensitive State Department emails to her insecure Yahoo email accounts, which were later hacked by foreign actors…

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Police Arrest 450 People In Tehran As Supreme Leader Accuses Enemies Of Stirring Unrest – The Independent

Clashes overnight between protesters and security forces in Iran have left nine people dead, state TV reports said, amid reports around 450 people have been arrested during three days of protest the capital Tehran.

The demonstrations, the largest to strike Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election, have seen six days of unrest across the country and a death toll of at least 20.

The semi-official ILNA news agency quoted Ali Asghar Nasserbakht, a security deputy governor of Tehran, who said 200 protesters were arrested on Saturday, 150 on Sunday and 100 were arrested Monday.

Offering his first comments since they began, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused the “enemies of Iran” of meddling in the country’s affairs.

The protests began on Thursday in Mashhad over Iran’s weak economy and a jump in food prices and have expanded to several cities…

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David Brock And Clinton Pal Funneled $700,000 To Fund Trump Sexual Harassment Accusers – Zero Hedge
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Weeks after The Hill revealed a $750,000 scheme by California woman’s rights attorney Lisa Bloom to compensate women accusing Donald Trump of sexual misconduct – one of whom had her mortgage paid off after Trump ignored her pleas to become his makeup-artist during the campaign – the New York Times claims in a bombshell report that DNC operative and Media Matters founder David Brock, along with major Hillary Clinton friend and donor, Susie Tompkins Buell, steered $700,000 towards Bloom’s efforts to smear Trump with sexual misconduct claims right before the 2016 election.

As the NYT notes, several donors reached out to Ms. Bloom “asking how they could help.” She told them that she was working with “a few other women” who might “find the courage to speak out” against Mr. Trump…

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Roy Moore Formally Challenges Outcome Of Alabama Senate Race, Citing Voter Fraud – Circa
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Roy Moore’s election campaign on Wednesday formally challenged the Republican’s loss to Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s Senate race, according to a statement from his bid.

Moore’s campaign filed a complaint to have the election’s certification delayed “until a full investigation of voter fraud is conducted.”

“This is not a Republican or Democrat issue as election integrity should matter to everyone,” Moore said Wednesday, according to AL.com.

“We call on Secretary of State [John] Merrill [R] to delay certification until there is a thorough investigation of what three independent election experts agree took place: election fraud sufficient to overturn the outcome of the election,” he added…

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Paper: Inside Hillary Clinton’s $84 Million Money-Laundering Operation – Gateway Pundit

The Democrat National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign were served with a FEC complaint last Monday. The complaint alleges Clinton and the DNC used state chapters as straw men to go around campaign donation limits, ultimately ‘laundering,’ the funds to her presidential campaign.

Dan Backer, the general counsel behind the complaint, believes the scheme mimicked a money laundering operation.

Backer wrote in Investor’s Business Daily:

The Committee to Defend the President has filed an FEC complaint against Hillary Clinton’s campaign, Democratic National Committee (DNC), Democratic state parties and Democratic mega-donors. […]

HVF solicited six-figure donations from major donors, including Calvin Klein and “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, and routed them through state parties en route to the Clinton campaign…

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Your Kid Can Major In ‘Social Justice’ For $55,000 At Merrimack College – NewBostonPost
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Students at Merrimack College, the North Andover-based school that bills itself as “a selective, independent college in the Catholic, Augustinian tradition,” can now opt to major in social justice.

Merrimack’s offering of a social justice major was first reported Wednesday by CampusReform.org, a right-of-center website that focuses on college and university issues. The school has not yet responded to multiple inquiries.

“The social justice program provides students at Merrimack College with the chance to turn their passion for change, human rights and a more just world into a career,” a description of the program, accessible via the school’s website, states…

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Year In Review: 17 Campus Hate Crimes That Turned Out To Be Hoaxes In 2017 – College Fix

Our 2017 year-end fundraising campaign runs through Dec. 31, so please consider a tax-deductible donation of any amount to help us continue to publish the best campus news in the nation. Thanks for your support!

Over the last year, it seems as if more campus hate crimes turned out to be hoaxes than legitimate acts of hate. Schools tended to be fertile ground for overzealous students looking to prove there is hate where none exists. These 17 examples show 2017 continued to be a year in which hate-crime hoaxes are an epidemic with no end in sight.

Some anecdotes are fallout from post-election antics spawned in late November 2016 in the wake of the Donald Trump presidency. The rest originated in apparent desperate attempts to push a progressive narrative.

Student cries KKK – except it was a sheet over lab equipment
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A Bowling Green State University student falsely identified a cover for a piece of equipment as a member of the Ku Klux Klan…

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Collusion Update: Dirty Cops Mueller And Comey Held Secret Meeting Before Comey Testified To Congress – Gateway Pundit
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There are many reasons why the entire Trump – Russia investigation is a farce. One major reason is the fact that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Former FBI Director James Comey have a relationship that taints the investigation.

The fact that they met secretly before Comey’s testimony to Congress in June is enough evidence to contaminate the entire investigation. At the very least Mueller should have recused himself months ago.

Back in May after crooked Comey was fired by President Trump, Comey was asked to appear in front of Congress. Comey however, postponed his meeting with Congress because he wanted to meet with Special Counsel and best friend Robert Mueller before appearing in front of the Senate…

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ISIS By The Numbers: Trump’s Progress Against Terror Group Is Absolutely Staggering – Daily Caller

The U.S.-led military campaign under command of President Donald Trump has made dramatic progress against ISIS in 2017.

ISIS retains historically low numbers of fighters, controls little territory and has lost much of its command and control facilities in Iraq and Syria. The vast majority of the military progress against the group occurred in 2017.

“During 2017 over 60,000 square kilometers were liberated from ISIS across Iraq and Syria,” British Army Maj. Gen. Felix Gedney told the Pentagon press corps Wednesday, explaining that “more than 98 percent of the land once claimed by the terrorist group has been returned to the people.” This estimate means ISIS lost nearly 60 percent of the territory it once controlled in 2017.

Gedney added that 4.5 million Iraqis and Syrians were liberated from ISIS by the U.S.-backed coalition in 2017 out of the 7.7 million total since the military campaign began in 2017…

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U.S. Spy Satellites Catch Chinese Ships Illegally Selling Oil To North Korea – Zero Hedge
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According to South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo, U.S. recon satellites have photographed around 30 illegal transactions involving Chinese vessels selling oil to North Korea on the West Sea in October. The images allegedly showed large Chinese and North Korean ships transacting in oil in a part of the West Sea closer to China than South Korea. The satellite pictures even showed the names of the ships.

A government source said, “We need to focus on the fact that the illicit trade started after a UN Security Council resolution in September drastically capped North Korea’s imports of refined petroleum products.” Meanwhile, on paper, China’s trade with North has recently collapsed after U.S. President Donald Trump unleashed a barrage of sanctions in September targeting North Korea’s imports of refined petroleum products…

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Congressional Budget Office: At Least 4.5 Million Anchor Babies In U.S. – Breitbart

There are an estimated 4.5 million United States-born children who were given birthright citizenship despite at least one of their parents being an illegal alien. These children are commonly known as “anchor babies,” as they are able to eventually bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. through the process known as “chain migration.”

A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report reveals the extent to which the illegal alien population in the U.S. has had children that are given automatic citizenship simply for being born within the borders of the country.

According to the CBO, there are 4.5 million anchor babies in the U.S. under the age of 18-years-old. This estimate does not include the potentially millions of anchor babies who are older than 18-years-old.

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) Director of Policy Jessica Vaughan told Breitbart News that there are more anchor babies than estimated because the CBO data does not include the U.S.-born children who have departed the country when their parents were deported…

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Sexual Harassment Scandals May Drive Democrats Out Of Power In California – Daily Wire
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If there’s any state in the union that is most assuredly “blue,” it’s California. Outside of a single Republican governor – Arnold Schwarzenegger – and a handful of state and federal legislators in northern and far southern counties, Democrats hold nearly every elected office in the state.

But according to Politico, a burgeoning sexual harassment scandal is roiling the state’s Democratic ranks and a series of “scandal-induced resignations” thought to be coming in 2018 are threatening the Democrats’ stranglehold on power.

“We’re in unchartered territory here,” Garry South, a veteran Democratic strategist told the political news outlet. “This whole issue has hit a critical mass in a very short time. I’ve never seen anything like it before – and I don’t know where it ends.”…

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Federal Agents Found Fetuses In Body Broker’s Warehouse – Reuters

Federal agents discovered four preserved fetuses in the Detroit warehouse of a man who sold human body parts, confidential photographs reviewed by Reuters show.

The fetuses were found during a December 2013 raid of businessman Arthur Rathburn’s warehouse. The fetuses, which appear to have been in their second trimester, were submerged in a liquid that included human brain tissue.

Rathburn, a former body broker, is accused of defrauding customers by sending them diseased body parts. He has pleaded not guilty and his trial is set for January.

How Rathburn acquired the fetuses and what he intended to do with them is unclear. Rathburn’s lawyers did not respond to requests for comment, and neither the indictment nor other documents made public in his case mention the fetuses.

“This needs to be reviewed,” said U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee who recently chaired a special U.S. House committee on the use of fetal tissue…

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U.S. Senate Waited Until Christmas To Reveal How Many Harassment Settlements Were Paid Out – Daily Caller
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As the Christmas holiday weekend set in, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee released a report revealing the Senate has spent $1.5 million on workplace harassment settlements since 1998.

The data, provided by the Office of Compliance, provides little by way of details, beyond an itemized list of violations and the corresponding settlement. GOP Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, who chairs the Rules Committee, said further particulars cannot be made public, in order to respect the confidentiality afforded to victims.

“While the Rules Committee has been eager to provide this information in a transparent manner, it has been our priority to protect the victims involved in these settlements from further harm,” the senator said in a statement attending the report…

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Trump Effect: Record Holiday Sales Near $600 Billion; Spending Pace Not Seen Since Great Recession – Gateway Pundit

Retailers are reporting record holiday sales this season of $598 billion as of Christmas Eve, fueled by confidence in the pro-business, pro-jobs economic polices of President Donald Trump of cutting Obama-era regulations and enacting major tax cuts and reforms. Yet media reports by CBS, AP and the Wall Street Journal all failed to mention President Trump in their reports on the record sales.

The Drudge Report however is leading Monday night with a photo and headline crediting Trump with the boom in sales over a link to the WSJ article that doesn’t credit Trump, “GREAT AGAIN: RETAILERS FEEL CHRISTMAS CHEER”

CBS News reported Monday night without mentioning Trump at all:

Total retail sales this holiday season added up to a record $598 billion dollars – up $33 billion from last year.

“This is literally the best season since before the recession,” business owner Craig Johnson said. Johnson’s company, Customer Growth Partners, analyzes all things retail…

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Democrat Congressional Candidate Indicted In $803,000 Fraud, Embezzlement Case – Breitbart
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A Democratic congressional candidate in Virginia has been indicted on charges of fraud, embezzlement, and theft for allegedly stealing government funds from a school nutrition program in 2012.

Shaun Brown, 58, denied any wrongdoing during her first appearance in a Norfolk courtroom last week and said after the hearing that she intends to fight the charges.

Prosecutors said Brown fraudulently obtained $803,000 of government funds through her nonprofit organization, which participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program. The organization worked with the USDA Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to low-income children on school breaks…

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Amazon And Google Employees Busted In Asian Sex Trafficking Sting – Zero Hedge

Several Seattle employees of both Google and Amazon were busted after using their corporate accounts to send emails to local brothels and pimps looking to purchase services from sex workers trafficked from Asia, according to emails obtained by Newsweek.

“[E]mails obtained by Newsweek reveal another sordid corner of the tech sector’s treatment of women: a horny nest of prostitution “hobbyists” at tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and other firms in Seattle’s high tech alley.”

Many of the emails were swept up in a 2015 sting operation which targeted online chat rooms and message boards in which customers rate sex workers – resulting in the arrest of 18 of these “prostitution hobbyists,” including several high level Amazon and Microsoft directors – two of which are currently scheduled for trial in March.

Seattle brothels had been catering to Microsoft employees through several “backpage.com” ads located nearby the company’s Redmond, WA headquarters, in what is becoming a booming business…

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Topless Femen Activist Tries To Snatch Jesus Statue From Vatican Crib – Reuters
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A topless activist from the feminist group Femen tried to snatch the statue of the baby Jesus from the Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square on Monday but was stopped by police as she grabbed it.

A Reuters photographer said the woman jumped over guard rails and rushed onto the larger-than-life Nativity scene shouting “God is woman”. She had the same slogan painted on her bare back. A Vatican gendarme stopped her from taking the statue and she was detained.

The incident happened about two hours before Pope Francis delivered his Christmas message to some 50,000 people in the square. The group’s website identified her as Alisa Vinogradova and called her a “sextremist”. It says the goal of the group, which was founded in Ukraine, is “complete victory over patriarchy”…

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Nikki Haley Announces $285 Million Reduction To U.N. Funding – Breitbart

Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.), announced Sunday night that the federal government has reduced its contribution to the U.N.’s annual budget by 285 million dollars.

The Christmas Eve statement reads in full:

Today, the United Nations agreed on a budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. ‎Among a host of other successes, the United States negotiated a reduction of over $285 million off the 2016-2017 final budget. In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key U.S. priorities throughout the world, and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system. This historic reduction in spending is a big step in the right direction…

“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known. We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked…

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Trump Spends Christmas Eve Personally Thanking Hundreds Of Armed Service Members Around The World – Daily Caller
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Donald Trump is spending Christmas at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, or as he calls it, “The Winter White House.”

Being in sunny Florida did not stop Trump from reaching out to hundreds of members of the armed service around the globe, some in active war zones. Trump spoke via video teleconference to rooms packed full of service members stationed in Qatar, Kuwait, Guantanamo Bay and the USS Sampson in 5th Fleet OPS Underway, according to the pool report.

Trump spoke to five deployed units, one from each branch.

“I just want to wish everybody a very, very merry Christmas, we say Merry Christmas, again, very, very proudly…

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Wife Of Fusion GPS Founder Admits Her Husband Was Behind The Fake “RussiaGate” Story – Zero Hedge

The Russiagate story concocted by Hillary Clinton and the DNC, who coincidently funded Fusion GPS (the firm behind the ‘Trump dossier’ that the entire Russia election meddling is based upon), is unraveling at record speed.

Mary Jacoby, the wife of Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson, who is the man in the middle of the entire Russiagate scandal, boasted on Facebook about how ‘Russiagate,’ would not exist if it weren’t for her husband.

Tablet Magazine reports:

A Tablet investigation using public sources to trace the evolution of the now-famous dossier suggests that central elements of the Russiagate scandal emerged not from the British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s top-secret “sources” in the Russian government, but from a series of stories that Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson and his wife Mary Jacoby co-wrote for TheWall Street Journal well before Fusion GPS existed…

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Leftists Love The GOP Tax Plan, As Long As They Think It’s The Bernie Tax Plan – Daily Wire
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Conservative commentator Ami Horowitz recently took to the streets of the “liberal Mecca” East Village to see how die-hard progressives felt about the Republican tax reform bill that Democrats have literally declared “the end of the world.”

Horowitz asked several passersby for their reaction to specific measures in the bill and, shockingly, found they they uniformly loved it – well, at least when presented as the “Bernie” tax plan.

“The Republicans recently voted on a new tax proposal, and, predictably, the Democrats didn’t like it,” says Horowitz in the intro of the digital short. “But what if they thought the Republican plan was actually Bernie Sanders’ proposal? We presented them with the Republican tax plan and pretended that it was in fact Bernie’s plan.”…

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As The NFL Fades, Vince McMahon Sells $100 Million In WWE Stock, Moves Closer To Resurrecting XFL – Breitbart

Nearly seventeen years ago, WWE President Vince McMahon saw a vision of his come to life. The career athlete-entertainer fielded a league full of irreverent and entertainment-driven football teams, known more for their charisma and how much fun they were having, as opposed to their skill.

While that experiment failed, then, with the NFL squandering its goodwill among the American sports fan at a frightening rate; the time may be right for McMahon to revive his unique football vision.

And it appears, he’s going to do just that.

McMahon has established a new company, separate from the WWE, called Alpha Entertainment. On December 16th, Alpha Entertainment filed for five new trademarks related to the XFL, the title of McMahon’s football league that he founded in 2001.

According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, “The filings seek to trademark the XFL as a professional football league and also cover merchandise related to the league. Previous XFL trademarks were abandoned over a period of time from 2002 to ’05.”…

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FBI Fires Suspected Leaker And Comey Ally James Baker – Zero Hedge
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Just hours after FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe delivered private testimony to the House Intelligence Committee, his boss, FBI Director Christopher Wray, announced that the bureau’s top lawyer would be leaving his post, an attempt to bring in “new blood” to an agency whose reputation has been hopelessly compromised by revelations that agents’ partisan bias may have influenced two high-profile investigations involving President Donald Trump and his former campaign rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

As the Washington Post reported, the FBI’s top lawyer, James Baker, is being reassigned. WaPo says Baker’s removal is part of Wray’s effort to assemble his own team of senior advisers while he tries to defuse allegations of partisanship that have plagued the bureau in recent months…

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JFK Files Reveal Bobby Kennedy And CIA Plotted False Flag War With USSR – Zero Hedge
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False flag conspiracy theories have arisen from thousands of global tragedies ever since pirates allegedly spawned the term by flying the flag of the home country they were preparing to attack. Of course, these “conspiracy theories” would be far easier to discredit if they’d stop coming true.

Alas, a recently revealed document from the so-called ‘JFK Files’ will only serve to stoke the flames of conspiracy theorists as it very clearly confirms a plot crafted by then Attorney General Robert Kennedy and the CIA to carry out a false attack that could be pinned on the USSR and serve as a basis for a U.S. “counterattack”.

According to a formerly “Top Secret” document summarizing a meeting from March 22, 1962, officials from JFK administration secretly strategized on the best way to “manufacture or acquire Soviet aircraft,” including a MIG 17 or MIG 19…

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Trump Wants Congress To Release Names Of Sex Freak Lawmakers Named In Sexual Harassment Suits – Gateway Punfit

President Trump wants the names of Congressmen who have settled sexual harassment cases to be released to the public.

Congress has a rampant sexual harassment problem. In fact the problem is so bad that female lawmakers and aides keep a ‘creep list’ of men who are notorious for lewd behavior.

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) recently told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd that taxpayers have paid over $15 million to settle sexual harassment lawsuits against members of Congress!

White House Correspondent for One America News, Trey Yingst tweeted, “NEW: President Trump tells me he believe Congress should release the names of lawmakers who have settled sexual harassment claims.”

Twitter was set ablaze last week after the Congressional Office of Compliance released a year-by-year breakdown of harassment settlements and other awards without details.

Americans are mad as hell after it was revealed Monday evening that Democrat Rep John Conyers has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women…

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Trump: Spending Cuts, Welfare Reform Come Next – CNS
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President Trump is going to Florida for the Thanksgiving, but he says he’ll be “working very hard” while he’s there.

At the start of a Cabinet meeting on Monday, Trump plugged the Republican tax plan, then said spending cuts and welfare reform are next on the list:

“We’re working to reduce wasteful government spending,” Trump said. “We’ll be working on healthcare, infrastructure, and welfare reform. We’re looking very strongly at welfare reform, and that will all take place right after taxes – very soon, very shortly after taxes. So we’ll be submitting plans on healthcare, plans on infrastructure, and plans on welfare reform – which is desperately needed in our country – soon after taxes.”…

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Missing Argentine Submarine Located By U.S. Navy – Daily Mail

The missing Argentine submarine may have been located early this morning, after a U.S. Navy aircraft allegedly detected a ‘heat stain’ from 230ft below the surface, some 185miles from the coast, and a rescue vessel separately reported hearing a sonar signal.

The ARA San Juan was sailing from Ushuaia to Mar del Plata when it disappeared with 44 crew members last Wednesday, including Argentina’s first female submariner Eliana Krawczyk, 35, and Luis Niz, 25, who is due to get married in two weeks time.

The crew’s oxygen supply was due to run out this morning as they only had enough on board to last seven days – leaving the international rescue mission racing against time to the spot where the signals were detected.

The ARA San Juan would have enough oxygen for its crew to survive underwater for seven days, if there was no hull breach, according to officials, a time which would have elapsed at 7.30am GMT…

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Yet Another RINO Congressman Calls It Quits – BizPac Review
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One of the biggest benefits of having President Trump in office has been his ability to sift out the true conservatives from the RINOs.

Rep. Dave Trott (R-MI) is the latest Republican member of Congress to announce he won’t be seeking reelection in 2018. In an interview with CNBC, Rep. Trott said he considers President Trump a “factor” in his decision not to run.

Of the President, Trott said “We have different styles and I sometimes don’t understand some of the things he does and says.”

He blamed the President for extreme partisanship in Congress. “It’s a very partisan environment and I think that problem has been exacerbated under President Trump” Trott stated…

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Uber Paid Hackers To Cover Up Data Breach Affecting 57 Million Accounts – Law & Crime

A reported $100,000 cover up led to two Uber executives losing their jobs this week. The ride-sharing company announced Tuesday that hackers breached the data of 57 million accounts, and were paid to keep quiet about, according to a Bloomberg report. Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan and deputy Craig Clark lost their jobs over this.

Reportedly, two hackers did it in a roundabout way. They got into a private Github coding website, which was used by Uber software engineers. The perpetrators got their hands on login info, and from there, obtained data on a Amazon Web Services account used by the ride-sharing company. Then from there, they got their hands on rider and driver information, which included driver’s license info. Again, 57 million accounts.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi admitted the company should’ve done better.

“None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” he wrote in an emailed statement obtained by Bloomberg…

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How Obama Brought Back Muslim Slavery Of Black People – Daniel Greenfield
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America’s first black president didn’t bring “Hope” to America, but he did bring slave auctions to Africa. After Obama “liberated” Libya for the Islamist rebels, Arab Muslims sell black slaves for a few hundred dollars at slave auctions.

While leftists tear down the statues of slave owners from centuries ago, it was the left that brought back the sale of black men as property.

Slavery was always one of Barack Obama’s favorite subjects. It was a favorite subject because it provided him with countless opportunities for tearing down America.

When called upon to disavow the racist, anti-Semitic and anti-American rants of his mentor, he instead denounced the Constitution as “stained by this nation’s original sin of slavery.”…

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Democrat Congressman Bob Brady Accused Of Rigging Pennsylvania Election – Conservative Treehouse

Oh, this is SWAMPY – and the timing is epic. Pennsylvania Congressman Bob Brady is a ranking member of the Committee on House Administration which oversees settlements paid by Congress for sexual discrimination and harassment complaints.

Additionally, representative Brady is also under FBI investigation for false statements, conspiracy and campaign fraud, according to FBI documents revealed on Tuesday:

PHILADELPHIA – The FBI has reason to believe U.S. Rep. Bob Brady unlawfully concealed a $90,000 payment made by his campaign to get an opponent to quit a 2012 primary race, according to court documents that confirm the Philadelphia Democrat is under investigation in a widening campaign finance probe.

In unsealed court documents made public Monday, the FBI requested a search warrant and has obtained data from an email account belonging to Brady. The FBI agent who filed the warrant wrote that there is probable cause Brady violated contribution limits and produced false documents, and there is evidence that he and others knowingly circumvented campaign finance rules…

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Hilarious: Watch Charlie Rose Interview Kevin Spacey On Bill Clinton’s Sex Accusations – Thomas Lifson
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Savor the irony, folks. It just doesn’t get much better than this. Except that with all the media figures accustomed to pontificating on air now exposed as harassers themselves, and with all those video recordings archived in the vaults of broadcasters and YouTube, there surely will be more gems like the short video embedded below coming along. Charlies Rose, after all, has been in the business of condescending to us for decades.

Virtue signaling has never been more dangerous than when applied to the sexual behavior of others. Add in the magic of video tape, and you have what must be called SchadenfreudeFest 2017.

My favorite Spacey line:

“I was always there. I was a true friend. I never doubted him. I never stopped believing him.”…

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Another Woman Comes Forward Accusing Democrat John Conyers Of Sexual Misconduct – Daily Wire

A second woman has come forward accusing Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) of sexual harassment following Monday’s bombshell revelation that Conyers paid off at least one accuser and allegedly used taxpayer money and congressional resources to transport women he was suspected of having affairs with.

The woman, a scheduler for Conyers, claims that the 88-year-old Democratic congressman made inappropriate advances toward her last year when he kissed her, rubbed her shoulders, and tried to hold her hand, The Hill reported.

The woman reportedly tried to file a sealed lawsuit against Conyers earlier this year but abandoned it after the court denied her request to seal the complaint.

“These behaviors and actions were so common and pervasive that they created a hostile work environment,” the unnamed woman alleged. The woman says she suffered from “insomnia, anxiety, depression and chest pains” from the harassment she allegedly endured…

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Calls For Probe Into FBI’s Special Treatment Of Hillary – Gateway Pundit
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Last week, a report by The Hill‘s John Solomon revealed FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe gave Hillary Clinton’s email investigation “special” status. According to The Hill, the FBI refuses to clarify what McCabe meant by labeling the Clinton probe “special”

The Hill reports:

McCabe’s Oct. 23, 2016, email to press officials in the FBI said the probe was under the control of a small group of high-ranking people at the FBI’s headquarters in Washington.

“As I now know the decision was made to investigate it at HQ with a small team,” McCabe wrote in the email. He said he had no input when the Clinton email investigation started in summer 2015, while he was serving as assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington office…

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FCC To Push For Complete Repeal Of Obama’s Socialist ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules – The Hill

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai will reportedly seek to completely repeal net neutrality rules put in place under former President Obama, according to a Monday report.

Sources close to the matter tell Politico that Pai will seek to completely remove the net neutrality rules, which reclassified internet service providers (ISPs) as telecommunications companies and required them to treat all web traffic equally. The FCC will reportedly vote on the plan in December, according to Politico.

Pai and other Republicans have argued the Obama-era FCC overstepped its authority with the regulations by reclassifying the ISPs as common carriers.

The FCC held a months-long open comment period on its proposal to repeal the rules after facing massive backlash after releasing its initial proposal in April. The agency received millions of comments during the period thanks in large part to the efforts of comedian John Oliver…

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House Dems Demand Ethics Probe Into Sexual Harassment Claims Against Fellow Leftist John Conyers – Washington Examiner
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House Democrats are calling for the House Committee on Ethics to investigate Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., after it was reported he settled a wrongful dismissal case related to sexual harassment accusations.

Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., who both serve with Conyers on the House Judiciary Committee, said the sexual misconduct allegations against the Michigan Democrat are “troubling” and “serious.” The two lawmakers believe the Ethics Committee should probe the accusations involving Conyers, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.

“The allegations against Ranking Member Conyers are extremely serious and deeply troubling,” Nadler said in a statement…

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At Least 45 Pennsylvania Teachers Resign In Just Three Months Due To Student Violence – Daily Mail

Dozens of teachers have quit their jobs in Pennsylvania’s capital city amid a wave of violence from students as early as the first grade, it has emerged.

The Harrisburg Education Association (HEA) said that at least 45 teachers resigned between July and October, and more have followed since. Those who remain are now demanding more help from administrators.

‘I have been kicked, punched, hit, scratched. I’ve had a student physically restraining me in front of my other students,’ first-grade teacher Amanda Shaeffer told board members, according to Penn Live.

She added that ‘many of the personal things that I have bought for my classroom have been broken or destroyed.’

Shaeffer was joined by around half a dozen other teachers and several parents on Monday as she called for faster and tougher steps to be taken against transgressors…

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Clinton Mega-Donor Dies Of Gunshot Wound To Head – WorldNetDaily
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A wealthy Democratic mega-donor who co-founded the Ready for Hillary PAC, which helped launch Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for the White House, has died of a gunshot wound to the head after “a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue,” his family says.

Steve Mostyn, a 46-year-old Texas trial lawyer who reportedly contributed millions to pro-Clinton super PACs, was found dead in his Houston home on Nov. 15.

Mostyn’s death was ruled a suicide by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. According to the New York Times, Mostyn’s wife, Amber, said her husband died after a “sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue.”

The Mostyns were major Democratic donors, giving $5.2 million to PACs supporting then-President Obama and Democrats in Congress in 2012…

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Resigns – Zero Hedge

Zimbabwe’s Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda had barely finished reading the rules and regulations of how impeachment proceedings would proceed against President Robert Mugabe when the 93-year-old leader and former revolutionary surprised his colleagues by officially resigning the presidency – something he had been reluctant to do even after the military placed him under house arrest last week.

Both Reuters and the Associated Press confirmed that Mugabe had resigned, citing an announcement made by Mudenda.

“I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation… with immediate effect,” said speaker Mudenda, reading Mugabe’s letter.

“My decision to resign was voluntary on my part.”

Zimbabwe’s Parliament has erupted in cheers as the speaker announces the resignation of President Robert Mugabe…

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Mark Levin To Host New Show On Fox News – The Wrap
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Conservative radio firebrand Mark Levin will host a new weekly Fox News program, the network announced Tusday.

Beginning in February, “Life, Liberty & Levin” will air on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET and feature a mix of long-form interviews and debates with newsmakers and cover current events, history, philosophy and economics.

“Mark’s passion for the principles found in the Constitution and success in talk radio has made him a distinct figure in the media landscape,” programming president Suzanne Scott said in a statement. “We look forward to adding this spirited program to our weekend lineup.”

The news was first reported by media guru Matt Drudge…

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Charlie Rose Faces Wave Of Sexual Misconduct Accusations – Washington Times

Television host Charlie Rose has been accused by a slew of women of sexual misconduct spanning decades.

The 75-year-old face of “CBS This Morning” and the PBS program “Charlie Rose” joins disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, comedian Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey and a host of entertainers in a widening cultural sex scandal.

The news was first reported Monday by The Washington Post in an exposé involving dozens of men and women who worked on “Charlie Rose.”

The newspaper said eight women – three of them named – gave details that indicate a modus operandi for putting women in awkward sexual situations.

A trend among the women who spoke to the Post includes:

* Mr. Rose would allegedly grab new employees by the leg to “gauge” their reactions.
* Mr. Rose would invite women to work at his home…

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Judge Roy Moore Jumps To 10 Point Lead In PredictIt Market – Gateway Pundit
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Judge Roy Moore is once again leading ultra-liberal Democrat Doug Jones in the PredictIt Market.

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Before the Washington Post story broke, Roy Moore was almost a lock to win at 89 percent in PredictIt’s Alabama Senate race prediction market. After the allegations surfaced, Moore’s odds dropped to 59 percent that day. He remained a slight favorite over Doug Jones, who also saw a significant bump on the news, until Monday when a fifth woman came forward with allegations against Moore.

On Monday afternoon, for the first time in the race, PredictIt traders had Doug Jones in the lead at 47 percent to Moore’s 38 percent.

Moore has since regained a huge lead in the PredictIt market…

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Notorious Predator Bill Clinton Facing New Accusations Of Sexual Assault By Four Women – Daily Mail

Edward Klein is the former editor in chief of the New York Times Magazine and the author of numerous bestsellers including his fourth book on the Clintons, Guilty as Sin, in 2016. His latest book is All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump was released on October 30, 2017.

Bill Clinton is facing explosive new charges of sexual assault from four women, according to highly placed Democratic Party sources and an official who served in both the Clinton and Obama administrations.

The current accusations against the 71-year-old former president – whose past is littered with charges of sexual misconduct – stem from the period after he left the White House in 2001, say the sources.

Attorneys representing the women, who are coordinating their efforts, have notified Clinton they are preparing to file four separate lawsuits against him.

As part of the ongoing negotiations, the attorneys for the women are asking for substantial payouts in return for their clients’ silence…

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Trump Designates North Korea As State Sponsor Of Terror – Fox News
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President Trump announced Monday that the United States is designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, something he said “should have happened a long time ago.”

Trump announced the designation in a Cabinet meeting at the White House, clearing the way for more sanctions on the “murderous” rogue regime, just days after returning from his historic 13-day trip to Asia.

“We will be instituting a very critical step,” Trump said. “Today, the U.S. is designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. [This] should have happened a long time ago – should have happened years ago.”

With the president’s directive, North Korea will return to the State Department’s list…

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House Intelligence Committee Ramps Up Probe Into Obama ‘Unmasking’ – Daily Caller
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The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is ramping up investigation into former President Barack Obama administration’s campaign to “unmask” President Donald Trump aides who were incidentally surveilled in meetings with foreign officials, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

The committee is also intensifying a probe into Fusion GPS, a private “opposition research” company that distributed a salacious memo on Trump, called the “Trump Dossier.”

Over the next two weeks the House committee is expected to privately interview former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, who reportedly unmasked or identified as many as 260 Americans, primarily Trump campaign or transition officials…

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DOJ Orders FBI To Investigate Weinstein Sex Allegations – News Max

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice has ordered the FBI to investigate the sexual misconduct allegations surrounding Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

According to The Daily Mail, the FBI will open a probe into what Weinstein may have done to several women over the years. Weinstein was fired from the production company he founded and that bears his name last weekend after news reports surfaced that he had sexually harassed several women.

Subsequent reports suggest he may have even committed rape.

TMZ reported Tuesday that Weinstein planned to fly to Europe to begin sex therapy treatment in an unknown country. If he were to stay in Europe and take refuge there, and criminal charges were eventually brought against him in the U.S., he might be able to avoid prosecution by staying put because some European countries do not conduct extraditions to the U.S.

Roman Polanski did just that after he was convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977…

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High-Ranking Democrat Senators Gave Campaign Cash To Menendez After Indictment – Washington Free Beacon
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A number of high-ranking Democratic senators combined to contribute tens of thousands of dollars to Sen. Robert Menendez’s (D., N.J.) campaign committee this year, a review of Federal Election Commission records shows.

Menendez, who was indicted in April 2015, is currently facing 12 counts of corruption charges that include bribery. Prosecutors have said that the senator had a “corrupt pact” with Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida eye doctor, a previous donor to Menendez’s campaign.

Menendez himself has contributed to the campaigns of a number of top Democratic senators this year from his leadership PAC, the New Millennium PAC, the Washington Free Beacon previously reported…

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Pharmacist Says He Has Filled Alzheimer’s Prescriptions For Members Of Congress – Vox

Erin Mershon at STAT News recently spent some time shadowing the pharmacist who provides prescription drugs to many members of Congress. Her story, which you can read in full here, includes a relatively alarming passage in which the pharmacist casually mentions that some members apparently have Alzheimer’s:

Mike Kim, the reserved pharmacist-turned-owner of the pharmacy, said he has gotten used to knowing the most sensitive details about some of the most famous people in Washington.

“At first it’s cool, and then you realize, I’m filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the people that are running the country,” Kim said, listing treatments for conditions like diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

“It makes you kind of sit back and say, ‘Wow, they’re making the highest laws of the land and they might not even remember what happened yesterday.’”

The current Congress is among the oldest in history, and more than half of the senators running for reelection in 2018 will be over 65…

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Malawi President Vows Probe As ‘Vampire’ Scare Forces UN Out – PressTV
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Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday vowed a thorough investigation after seven people were murdered by vigilantes in a vampire scare that has driven UN staffers out of the affected region.

Since mid-September, vigilantes have slaughtered seven people suspected of trying to obtain and drink human blood as part of magic rituals.

The vampire rumors sweeping the country’s southern region have forced authorities to impose a night-time curfew, restricting movement to 10 hours from 07:00 (05:00 GMT) until 17:00 (15:00 GMT).

The UN – which is involved in food aid and agricultural assistance programs – has pulled its workers out of the area for safety reasons…

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Teen Accused Of Raping Neighbor, Offering Yardwork To Make Amends – Palm Beach Post

An 18-year-old suburban Boynton Beach man is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail without bond after he allegedly raped his neighbor, according to an arrest report. After the assault, Timothy Adam Walding asked the woman if he could make it up to her by doing yardwork, the sheriff’s office report said.

Walding, of suburban Boynton Beach, is facing three counts of sexual assault with a weapon and one count each of burglary and false imprisonment.

Walding allegedly raped the woman Friday after breaking into her home while she slept. The report said he put a knife to the woman’s throat and tied her hands to the bed before beginning the assaults.

The woman told deputies that following the attacks, Walding remained at the home speaking to her. Walding, who was wearing a mask, insisted that the woman knew him, the report said. After some time, the victim realized Walding was her neighbor…

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Trump: ‘Fake NBC News’ Nuke Story ‘Pure Fiction’ – The Hill
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President Trump on Wednesday forcefully denied an NBC News report that he asked to dramatically expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal and suggested he might pull the network’s broadcasting license.

“Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a ‘tenfold’ increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal. Pure fiction, made up to demean. NBC = CNN!” he tweeted.

In a subsequent tweet, the president wrote: “With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!”

The news network on Wednesday reported the president’s request, which it said shocked top military brass and senior administration officials…

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Utah Cop Fired After Arresting Nurse Who Wouldn’t Draw Blood – USA Today

A Utah police detective who was filmed forcefully handcuffing a nurse who refused to draw a patient’s blood has been fired, a Salt Lake City Police spokesman said Tuesday.

Detective Jeff Payne arrested Alex Wubbels after she refused to allow police to take blood from an unconscious patient who had been injured in a car accident. Body-cam footage of the July 26 incident went viral after it became public in September, sparking outrage across social media.

In the video, Wubbels explains to the officers that they needed a warrant because the patient couldn’t consent. Payne appears to grow tired of listening to Wubbels objections, saying, “We’re done here. We’re done,” before shoving her out the door and handcuffing her.

Wubbels was held in a police car, but later was freed without charges.

Gordon Crabtree, CEO of University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, later said hospital security should have intervened and changed hospital policy so that police officer can only speak to senior nurse supervisors…

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17 Dead As Wildfires Rage In Northern California – RT
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Wildfires in Northern California have claimed 17 lives, with officials warning that the number could rise. Mass evacuations are underway as an estimated 17 blazes have damaged or destroyed more than 1,500 structures, including homes.

On Tuesday, over 15,000 acres of land and wine country in over eight Northern California counties were engulfed by the flames of the combining fires. Some of the 20,000 residents fled on foot as the infernos tore through their towns. Over 100 people were taken to hospitals by Tuesday morning, according to authorities, the New York Times reported.

Sonoma County, which administers the Pacific coast to the west of Napa County, has received over 200 missing persons reports…

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Supreme Court Tosses One Of Two Travel Ban Challenges – Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out an appeals court ruling that struck down President Donald Trump’s previous temporary travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority nations countries that has now expired.

In a one-page order, the court acted in one of two cases pending before the nine justices over Trump’s travel ban, a case from Maryland brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued to stop the ban contained in a March executive order.

For now, the court did not act on a separate challenge brought by the state of Hawaii, which the court had also agreed to hear. That case also features a challenge to a separate 120-day refugee ban, which has not yet expired.

That case could yet be dismissed once the refugee ban expires on Oct. 24, meaning the court remains unlikely to issue a final ruling on whether the ban was lawful. The justices were unanimous in deciding against ruling in the Maryland case…

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New York Times’ Destroy-Trump Agenda Exposed – Frontpage
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Project Veritas has just released a video further confirming what we already know about the New York Times. It is a leading member of the anti-Trump fake news media club. In this video, Nick Dudich, Audience Strategy Editor for NYT Video, who manages videos displayed on social media for the Times, admitted on hidden-camera that the Times “always” makes sure that anti-Trump stories make it to the left-wing newspaper’s front page.

When asked about being objective at the Times, which its ethical handbook says is so important to preserving its reputation, Dudich replied, “No I’m not, that’s why I’m here.” Indeed, Dudich carried his political biases from his days working on the political campaigns of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to the Times without missing a beat…

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Somali Muslims Take Over Small Tennessee Town And Force Absolute Hell On Terrified Christians – Freedom Daily

Muslims continue to prove they have little intentions of integrating into modern civilization after fleeing their war-torn countries, as they continue to force Islam and Sharia Law onto unassuming Americans.

Cities across America where migrants have been allowed to invade are rapidly transforming into Sharia swamps, just take a look at the startling transformation of cities like Dearborn and Minneapolis. As many Americans were left in shock and horror following the Minnesota woman being violently shot down by a Somali Muslim cop, now Somali migrants have set their sights on another American city to invade.

Desperate Tennessee residents are frantically crying out for help, as the small town they once loved and cherished is being completely overrun by hordes of nasty Muslim migrants, who have now started targeting local Christians with violent Islamic crimes.

The country of Somalia is a third world country Sharia crap hole that hasn’t had a functioning government in over 20 years…

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McConnell Scrambles To Soothe Conservative Anger Over Slow Judicial Confirmations – Daily Caller
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is attempting to assuage the concerns that conservative activists have raised as late regarding the languid pace of judicial confirmations.

According to the Judicial Conference of the United States, 149 vacancies currently exist in the federal courts. President Donald Trump has named 50 judicial nominees since taking office, submitting a slate of approximately 10 candidates every month. Thus far, the Senate has confirmed just seven, including Justice Neil Gorsuch.

The president’s nominating pace is astoundingly fast compared to recent administrations. Former President Barack Obama named just 10 judicial nominees during his first year in office, including Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Former President George Bush named only four…

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Harvey Weinstein Accused Of Rape By Multiple Actresses – Circa

Multiple women are now coming forward and accusing Harvey Weinstein of rape, according to The New Yorker Magazine.

The bombshell allegations continue to unfold, as multiple actresses have come forward claiming Weinstein forced them to perform sexual acts.

In a statement sent to CNN, a spokesperson for Weinstein denied the rape allegations.

“Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein,” the statement read. “Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”

Actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie say movie producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed them early in their careers, according to The New York Times.

The Times on Tuesday reported that actresses Rosanna Arquette and Judith Godreche have also joined the chorus of people accusing Weinstein of sexual harassment…

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By Censoring Marsha Blackburn, Twitter Supercharged Her Senate Campaign – Washington Examiner
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Martyrdom is a powerful political force, a resource that Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has used to jump start her campaign for Senate courtesy of the bumbling censorship of Silicon Valley.

On Monday the self-described “hardcore, card-carrying Tennessee conservative” announced her bid for the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker in a rather unremarkable two-minute clip. But what might’ve been overlooked quickly went viral when Twitter pulled the ad from its website deeming Blackburn’s rhetoric about abortion “inflammatory.”

The political equivalent of nitrous-oxide, that censorship just supercharged Blackburn’s campaign. Overnight Twitter achieved at least two things for the Tennessee conservative free of charge…

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California Sheriffs Call On Congress To Stop Their ‘Sanctuary’ State – Blunt Force Truth

California’s sheriffs are calling on the GOP-controlled Congress to intervene and pass a federal law to change the state’s sanctuary state status, warning the law that ties their hands too tightly will only increase the chances of another high-profile tragedy.

The sanctuary state law, which Gov. Jerry Brown (D.) signed Thursday but doesn’t go into effect until January, is the most far-reaching of its kind in the country and places sharp limits on how local law enforcement agencies can communicate with federal immigration authorities.

It would also make it a crime to enforce federal immigration laws on the premises of all schools, hospitals, libraries, and courthouses in state, which is home to an estimated two million immigrants.

Making the entire state a sanctuary for illegal immigrants is California’s latest salvo in its war with President Donald Trump over immigration policy, but law enforcement officials say it’s the state’s citizens who will pay the price with higher crime rates and avoidable tragedies…

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Trump Threatens To Kill Tax Breaks For NFL Stadiums; Goodell Tells Teams To Stand For Anthem – Washington Times
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President Trump escalated his battle with pro football players protesting the national anthem by urging the government Tuesday to end use of tax-exempt municipal bonds used to build or renovate National Football League stadiums.

Hours later, the NFL appeared to acquiesce. Commissioner Roger Goodell released a letter saying the league’s position is that “everyone should stand.”

It remains to be seen how the league follows through on that stance, but it suggests the NFL is feeling the heat from a president who has spent the better part of a month blasting the anthem protests and turning the issue into a major dividing line in American society.

“Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem…

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Harvey Weinstein’s Credit To Be Removed From All TWC TV Series – Hollywood Reporter

The Weinstein Co. is also considering changing its name in the wake of the allegations against its now-former co-founder.

Harvey Weinstein’s TV credits are going to become a thing of the past.

Starting with Wednesday’s episode of The Weinstein Co.-produced Project Runway, the now-former co-founder of the production company’s name will no longer appear as an executive producer.

Sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that TWC has reached out to multiple networks and granted them permission to remove Weinstein’s name from the credits in the wake of his ouster from the company following multiple allegations about sexual harassment.

Insiders say TWC is also considering a name change as it looks to further distance itself from Weinstein.

Other shows that will see Weinstein’s name removed from credits include History’s Six (renewed for a second season) and Paramount Network’s upcoming Waco miniseries, Kevin Costner drama Yellowstone and Rest in Power…

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ISIS Terrorists Surrender En Masse From Last Iraqi Stronghold – Business Insider
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When U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces and Iranian Shia militias cleared ISIS’ final Iraqi stronghold in Hawijah, they met weak resistance and a massive surrender from a once fearsome army.

In 2015 and 2016, ISIS, the terrorist group also known as the Islamic State, carried out suicide attacks around the globe at a historic rate. The group, founded in June 2014, has long demanded that its militants fight or die, and it often sends young men and even children on suicide-bombing missions.

But as the group weakens on the ground, it seems to have shifted course.

A U.S. Department of Defense release on the battle for Hawijah cites “many sources reporting more than 1,000 terrorists surrendered.”…

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EPA To Repeal Obama’s Clean Power Regulations – Washington Examiner

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will sign a proposed rule on Tuesday to repeal the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan restrictions on coal plants, he announced Monday morning in the coal-mining state of Kentucky.

“Regulatory power should not be used by any regulatory body to pick winners and losers,” Pruitt said alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

The plan has been on ice since February 2016, when the Supreme Court blocked it as it worked its way through the courts. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments from more than two dozen states and over 100 industry groups challenging the Obama-era rules in September 2016, but has not ruled on the case.

Pruitt said the withdrawal of the plan, which requires states to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions one-third by 2030, would come Tuesday. Many climate scientists blame greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels for driving manmade climate change…

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George Soros, NFL Players Union Lock Arms Against Trump – American Mirror
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Follow the money to find the truth, and in this case, it leads squarely to the doorstep of George Soros and other radical far-left advocacy groups. And as it turns out, the Colin Kaepernick-inspired national anthem protests may not have been such an organic, grassroots uprising after all.

The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) doesn’t appear to be on the same political page as many of its fans, so its no wonder they would rather keep the lid on the causes it supports. That lid was popped open on Friday by 2ndVote, a conservative watchdog organization for corporate activism.

The National Football League Players Association has recently financially supported a veritable “who’s who” list of far-left organizations, from Planned Parenthood to organizations protesting the deportation of illegal immigrants, among many others…

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Sheriff Joseph Lombardo: Las Vegas Shooter Likely Had An Accomplice – Daily Express
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Stephen Paddock could have spent more than 20 years plotting his devastating attack on innocent people in Las Vegas, police have revealed. Officials also believe Paddock may not have acted alone.

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said: “At face value he had to have some help at some point and we want to ensure that that’s the answer “Maybe he was a superhuman who figured this out all on his own but it would be hard for me to believe that.”

Police confirmed the shooter “meticulously” planned his strike on the Route 91 Harvest Festival from his vantage points in the Mandalay Hotel. Officers, who are investigating the double life of the cold-blooded killer, believe he spent decades acquiring weapons and living a “secret life”…

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IT Aide’s Lawyer: Democrat Congressmen Ordered The Systematic Falsification Of Spending Records – Daily Caller

House Democrats ordered the systematic falsification of records showing how they spend their taxpayer-provided office budgets, according to lawyers for two former House information technology (IT) aides.

It’s a remarkable accusation that pits sitting lawmakers against the former aides, Imran Awan, his brothers Abid and Jamal, and his wife Hina Alvi. Imran was arrested in July while trying to board a flight to Pakistan, and then indicted on four counts of bank fraud involving moving money to that country. Imran and Hina, who was also indicted, face a court date Friday.

One of Imran’s lawyers, Aaron Page, acknowledged the invoicing discrepancy Aug. 21, telling The Daily Caller News Foundation, “This is just how things have been done for forever. This is what experienced members of Congress expect: to expedite things, they adjust the pricing.”

If members or senior staff instructed IT aides to misrepresent how budgets were spent, that could potentially explain why officials have not charged the Awans with crimes related to procurement…

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Pelosi Thanks ‘Dreamer’s’ Parents For Bringing Family To U.S. Illegally – Washington Free Beacon
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House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) thanked a “Dreamer’s” parents Wednesday for bringing him to the United States illegally.

Pelosi made the remark during a town hall with CNN’s Chris Cuomo where she took a question from “Dreamer” Adrian Reyna.

Dreamers are individuals who were brought illegally to the United States as children. Former president Barack Obama’s administration provided cover to Dreamers from possible deportation to their countries of origin with the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) executive order in 2012.

The Trump administration rescinded the order last month and called on Congress to replace it within six months…

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House Homeland Security Committee Approves $10 Billion For Border Wall – The Hill

The House Homeland Security Committee approved Wednesday a border security bill that includes $10 billion for a border wall. The Border Security for America Act, proposed by committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), was passed on a party-line 18-12 vote.

The bill includes the $10 billion in border wall funding, $5 billion to improve ports of entry and adds 5,000 agents to both the Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection. The legislation would also authorize the federal government to reimburse states up to $35 million for use of National Guard assets to reinforce border security.

The legislation will head to the House floor amid debate over whether border security provisions should be attached to potential legislation to protect recipients of the rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Democrats criticized the bill as a political stunt to appease President Trump, who proposed the border wall as a central point of his campaign…

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Adulterous RINO Douchebag To Retire From Congress – Fox News
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Republican Congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania has announced plans to retire at the end of this term – amid tawdry revelations of an extramarital affair.

Murphy, who is in his eighth term, says in a statement Wednesday that he will “take personal time to seek help as my family and I continue to work through our personal difficulties.”

Murphy’s statement comes a day after a local newspaper published text messages indicating that the congressman, who opposes abortion, asked his mistress to get an abortion when he thought she was pregnant. It turned out she wasn’t.

Murphy had recently acknowledged his affair with Shannon Edwards, which became public as a result of her divorce proceedings…

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Victim Of ‘Draw Muhammad’ ISIS-Inspired Terror Attack Sues FBI, Accuses James Comey Of Cover-Up – Washington Examiner

The security guard wounded in a 2015 ISIS-inspired terrorist attack at the “Draw Muhammad” event in Garland, Texas, is suing the FBI, and argues the bureau is liable for his damages because an agent “solicited, encouraged, directed and aided members of ISIS in planning and carrying out the May 3 attack,” according to court documents filed Monday.

If the plaintiff, Bruce Joiner, doesn’t settle with the bureau, the case could shake loose hundreds of documents from both local and federal officials about what happened that day, and could answer the question of why an FBI agent was in a car directly behind the attackers and did nothing as the events unfolded.

In May of 2015, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi drove from their home in Phoenix to the Curtis Culwell center in Garland where the “Draw Muhammad” contest was being held, in a car loaded with three rifles, three handguns, and about 1,500 rounds of ammunition.

The two never made it inside, as guards, including Joiner, stopped them outside at a perimeter checkpoint, at which time Simpson and Soofi opened fire…

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Trump Meets With Vegas Shooting Victims, First Responders – U.S. News
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Visiting bedsides and the base of police operations, President Donald Trump offered prayers and condolences Wednesday to the victims of Sunday night’s shooting massacre in Las Vegas along with praise and congratulations to first responders and doctors who rushed to save lives.

“America is truly a nation in mourning,” the president said, days after a gunman on the 32nd floor of a hotel and casino opened fire on the crowd at an outdoor country music festival below. The rampage killed at least 59 people and injured 527, many from gunfire, others from chaotic efforts to escape.

“We cannot be defined by the evil that threatens us or the violence that incites such terror,” Trump declared at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police headquarters, reading from prepared remarks. “We are defined by our love, our caring and our courage.”…

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BLM Terrorists Shut Down ACLU Freedom Of Speech Event – Law Newz

Black Lives Matter protesters shut down an ACLU-sponsored event on Freedom of Speech at William & Mary College late last week.

On September 27, the planned topic of discussion was, “Students and the First Amendment.” That discussion never took place.

The speech and planned Q&A session was disrupted within five minutes of its start time as activists swarmed the stage held by Executive Director of the ACLU of Virginia, Claire Guthrie Gastaٌaga.

Gastaٌaga was briefly introduced by a student, but never got a chance to get her argument out, as sign-wielding protesters chanted pointed slogans such as “liberalism is white supremacy,” and “the revolution will not uphold the constitution.”

After twenty minutes of the sustained, anti-racist din, one of the Black Lives Matter protesters was approached by Hasini Bandara, Director of Internal Affairs with Alma Mater Productions (who co-sponsored the event with the ACLU) and given a microphone…

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Fake News Update: Secretary Of State Tillerson Blasts False Report Of Rift With President Trump – Fox News
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Trump teamed up Wednesday to blast an NBC News report detailing a supposed rift between them, with the top diplomat adamantly denying that he considered resigning – and the president calling on the network to apologize.

“The @NBCNews story has just been totally refuted by Sec. Tillerson and @VP Pence. It is #FakeNews. They should issue an apology to AMERICA!” Trump tweeted after Tillerson rejected key details of the report in a rare response from the State Department.

The NBC News report had said Tillerson considered resigning over the summer amid disagreements with the White House. “There’s never been a consideration in my mind,” Tillerson told reporters, in a previously unscheduled statement…

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U.S. House Of Representatives Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban – Washington Free Beacon

The House of Representatives voted 237 to 189 to pass a ban on abortion after 20 weeks on Tuesday.

H.R. 36, officially the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” was reintroduced by Rep. Trent Franks (R., Ariz.) in January; House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) announced last week that the bill would be brought to the floor.

The act would make it a crime to perform an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Violators would be subject to a fine, up to five years in prison, or both. It would make exceptions for the life of the mother, and for pregnancies that are the result of rape or incest. The act also specifically targets abortion providers; women who undergo an abortion after 20 weeks will not be prosecuted for violating the act’s terms.

Similar bills failed in 2013 and 2015, but this time the bill has support from the White House.

“The Administration strongly supports H.R. 36,… and applauds the House of Representatives for continuing its efforts to secure critical pro-life protections,” a statement of administration policy reads…

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16 Unanswered Questions About The Las Vegas Shooting That Mainstream Media Doesn’t Want To Talk About – Zero Hedge
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The public is not being told the truth about what really went down in Las Vegas.

As you will see below, the evidence is mounting that there were multiple shooters and that this was an operation that was planned well in advance. But according to the mainstream media, a 64-year-old retired accountant with a flabby physique that had no military training whatsoever and that wasn’t very experienced with guns was able to pull the whole thing off all by himself. We are being told that Paddock was a “lone wolf” that didn’t have any ties to terror groups, and since he is now dead nobody is ever going to be able to interrogate him.

But the American people definitely deserve some answers about what took place, and that means that all of us should keep digging…

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YouTube Demonetizing Embarrassing Clips Of Pelosi And Waters – American Mirror

According to YouTube, videos that bring attention to the ridiculous statements made by the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters are “not suitable for most advertisers.”

The video streaming service has “demonetized” a series of videos published by The American Mirror that many Americans likely find ridiculous.

One, published on September 28, featured Pelosi muttering “oh God” when she was asked a question about gun legislation during her weekly press conference.

Another one showed Waters ranting about Donald Trump and pushing for his impeachment during remarks at the funeral of comedian Dick Gregory.

Pelosi’s video received over 273,000 views, while Waters’s got over 102,000.

Each time, YouTube “demonetized” the video, claiming the content was “not suitable for most advertisers.”

The YouTube site lists several examples of content that violates its “advertiser-friendly content guidelines…

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Catalonia: Thousands Take To Streets In Mass Uprising To Bring Spain To Its Knees – Daily Express
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Catalonia is at a standstill after thousands of protesters took to the streets during a mass strike to protest the Spanish government’s violent crackdown on voters during the independence referendum.

Shocking aerial footage shows hundreds of thousands of people marching on the streets of Barcelona to protest against the Spanish Government’s decision to ignore the results of the independence referendum in Catalonia.

Catalans are observing a day of mass strikes all over the region against police brutality that saw nearly 900 people injured during the vote. Protesters are expected to come together in a massive rally in the city’s Plaza de la Universidad in the late afternoon…

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‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Crash, As Fans Continue To Bail On The NFL And ESPN – Breitbart

The NFL allowed players to use the league’s national stage to disgrace the flag and the anthem. The NFL also chose to take the players side against the leader of the free world, when he rightfully called those players out. As a result, it appears the league may have done irreparable harm to its brand.

The ratings for Monday Night Football on ESPN tanked hard in Week 4.

According to Yahoo! Entertainment, “Coming off last week’s Dallas Cowboys’ 28-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals, where the ratings actually went up for MNF, last night’s game was not a victory for the Disney-owned cable giant nor the NFL in the early numbers.

“Against a packed Big 4 primetime, MNF snared an 8.4 in metered market numbers. That’s down 10% from the Cowboys and Cardinals game of September 25. Year-to-year, the Chiefs’ fourth straight win this season dipped 8% in the early numbers from the comparable Minnesota Vikings’ 24-10 win over the New York Giant on October 3, 2016 – a season of sliding ratings that the NFL wants to forget, but may repeat.”…

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Trump Comforts Hurricane Victims In Puerto Rico – Washington Times
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President Trump visited with hurricane victims Tuesday on the streets of Puerto Rico, telling them that they would bounce back from the storm that nearly wiped out the island.

“You always come back,” Mr. Trump told a family that hadn’t had electricity since Hurricane Irma struck nearly a month ago. A man in the group responded: “Puerto Rico is Puerto Rico.”

The president was visiting the island to survey the damage and recovery efforts after the island was pounded by successive hurricanes. The second storm, Maria, hit Sept. 20 and knocked out the power, drinking water and transportation systems.

Nearly two weeks after the storm, 95 percent of electricity customers still don’t have power and 45 percent of the island doesn’t have clean water…

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USC Professor Arrested For Shouting ‘Active Shooter’ And Sending Campus Into Lockdown – Daily Caller

Police arrested a University of Southern California (USC) professor after she yelled “active shooter” and had students lock doors and take cover on the floor, incidents that caused students to report gunshots and needlessly send the campus into a lock down.

USC told its community to take shelter after the unidentified professor shouted “active shooter,” which provoked students to report gunshots, reported ABC7. Police investigated gunshots reported at the University of Southern California Monday and found no evidence of crime, injuries, or a shooter.

“We’re trying to figure out what our best course of action is going to be with [the professor],” Phillip Tingirides, the Los Angeles Police Department deputy chief, said to ABC7. The professor had “some sort of an episode,” he said.

“Police searching Fertitta Hall. Shots reported but not confirmed,” said USC on Twitter. “Shelter in place.”…

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Tom Petty, Rock ‘N’ Roll Legend, Dies At 66 – Billboard
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Tom Petty has died after suffering cardiac arrest The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Petty’s manager says he suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours in the morning and passed at 8:40 p.m after being taken to UCLA Medical Center.

Earlier in the day, authorities told THR they responded to a Malibu home around 10:52 a.m. for a man who suffered a heart attack. Emergency responders were able to get a pulse back, but the man was in critical condition, THR was told at the time.

“On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty,” Petty’s manager said in a statement. “He died peacefully surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”…

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Federal Contractor Fined $34,000 For Illegal Donations To Hillary Super PAC – American Mirror

A Hillary Clinton super PAC accepted two $100,000 donations from a government contractor in violation of federal election law, according to the Federal Election Commission.

The FEC investigated a complaint from The Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 filed this spring and found that Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. violated federal election laws with payments to Priorities USA Action, a Clinton affiliated super PAC, “by making prohibited federal contractor contributions,” according to a September 25 FEC letter to the Center.

The FEC also determined that the Clinton super PAC didn’t ask for the money, so case closed.

“On September 20, 2017, the Commission accepted the signed conciliation agreement with Suffolk. On that same date, the Commission found no reason to believe that Priorities USA Action and Greg Speed in his official capacity as treasurer violated (the law) by knowingly soliciting the federal contractor contributions at issue.

“Accordingly, the Commission has closed the file in this matter,” the letter read…

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12 Floridians Charged With Running Alleged $20 Million Food Stamp Fraud Scheme – Breitbart
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Twelve Floridians have been charged with running an alleged $20 million food stamp fraud scheme in one of the “largest” food stamp fraud crackdowns in history, according to the Justice Department.

Federal prosecutors told the Miami Herald that the 12 defendants who reportedly defrauded the federal government of $20 million were charged with food stamp fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

The list of those charged include Mohammed Alobaisi, 37; Mohammad Alteen, 33; Joe Ann Baker, 56; Reynold Francois, 38; Omar Hajje, 43; Jalal Hajyousef, 42; Andy Javier Herrera, 24, and his father, Javier Herrera, 49; Ihab Hassouna, 44; Maria Jerdana, 36; Hasan Saleh, 59; and Yousef “Joe” Homedan Zahran, 60…

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How The Democrats Set Up Puerto Rico For Disaster – Daniel Greenfield

We’ve seen this show before.

When there’s a national disaster, neighborhoods have been reduced to rubble, shelters are filled with crying families, and a Republican is in the White House, the Democrats jump into action.

Not to help, but to make political capital from a disaster that they helped cause.

After Hurricane Katrina, the media shrieked that survivors inside the New Orleans Superdome were murdering each other. But there actually wasn’t a single murder in the Superdome. And no, NBC’s Brian Williams, never saw any corpses floating past the Ritz-Carlton. The media exaggerated and lied.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was all over the news shouting, “Get off your asses” and accusing the Bush administration of “spinning” while “people are dying”. The dirty Democrat demanded more resources while claiming that everything that the Federal government was doing wasn’t good enough. He called for Greyhound buses, when there were plenty of school buses in New Orleans that weren’t being used…

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U.S., Coalition Forces Conduct 69 Strikes On ISIS Over The Weekend – Independent Journal Review
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On Monday, the U.S. Department of Defense announced 69 strikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, destroying headquarter facilities, communication networks, a supply route, a bomb factory, and numerous fighting positions.

Over the weekend, U.S. and coalition military forces engaged ISIS targets 88 times and took out many of ISIS’s tactical units. The strikes came as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, which consists of targeted activities to defeat ISIS, the Defense Department said.

In a release, the Pentagon defined what strikes entailed:

A strike, as defined by the coalition, refers to one or more kinetic engagements that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single or cumulative effect…

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CBS Legal Exec: No Sympathy For Vegas ‘Because Country Music Fans Often Are Republican’ – Daily Caller

A top legal executive at CBS, Hayley Geftman-Gold, said she “is not even sympathetic” for the victims of the shooting at a country music festival at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Sunday night.

“If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing,” wrote Geftman-Gold on Facebook, perhaps referring to Sandy Hook. “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”

Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nev. opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 country music concert goers from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas late Sunday night. More than 50 people are dead, and 400 others were left injured after the shooting spree finally ended when the shooter turned the gun on himself.

“The gunfire began during a performance by the singer Jason Aldean, the closing act of the Route 91 Harvest Festival, according to Gail Davis, who was in the audience of more than 22,000,” reports The New York Times…

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Demented Old Bat Hillary Immediately Politicizes Worst Mass Shooting In U.S. History – Breitbart
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Following the heinous attack that resulted in 400 injuries and 50 deaths at a Las Vegas concert venue, Hillary Clinton tweeted that she could not “imagine the deaths” that would have occurred if the gunman had used a “silencer.”

Her use of the word “silencer” is leftist-speak for suppressor. It is intended to give the impression that suppressors completely mute a gun – the way they appear to do in Hollywood movies – thereby silencing the gunshot altogether.

In reality, suppressors do not eliminate the sound of a gunshot. Rather, they muffle that sharp, ear-piercing wave released from the end of the barrel when a gun is fired. The sound of the gunshot remains but the suppressor removes the aspect of the sound that damages the ear…

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Music Teacher Investigated For Allegedly Contaminating Students’ Flutes With Semen – Fox News

California state officials are investigating whether colorful flutes given to students in southern California schools may have been contaminated with semen from a music teacher.

The California Department of Justice and U.S. Postal Service have begun an investigation into the flutes in several southern California school districts, NBC 4 Los Angeles reported.

School districts in Fountain Valley, Los Angeles, Fullerton, Inland Empire, Fullerton, Chatsworth, Capistrano Unified and Newport-Mesa have all sent home statements to parents notifying them of the ongoing investigation. Los Angeles Unified School District said at least 13 school districts might have been affected in southern California.

The notifications stated the investigation involved an unnamed music teacher, described as an “independent contractor,” who administered a music program for students at some schools.

“The flutes are colorfully decorated and painted by students all over Southern California through a program called ‘Flutes Across the World,’” NBC Los Angeles reported…

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FBI Reversal: Bureau Will Release More Clinton Investigation Docs – Washington Times

Weeks after saying there wasn’t enough public interest in Hillary Clinton’s email case, the FBI’s decision has been modified, and the bureau will publicly release more details of its obstruction of justice probe into the former secretary of state.

The Justice Department confirmed the new position in a letter Thursday to Ty Clevenger, a lawyer who’d filed an open-records request for the information.

The FBI had initially told him there wasn’t enough public interest to outweigh Mrs. Clinton’s privacy concerns, but he appealed to the Justice Department, which said it was “modifying the FBI’s response.”

Justice Department official Sean R. O’Neill said after speaking with Mr. Clevenger, they have concluded that the records in question are part of Clinton email investigation file, which he said they’re already making public in installments.

“Any records concerning the FBI’s investigation of obstruction of justice are currently being processed by the FBI along with the remainder of the Clinton email investigation file…

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Trump Tours Hurricane Irma Damage In Florida – Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump arrived in Florida Thursday to tour damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the third time in three weeks he’s visited an area devastated by a natural disaster.

Hurricane Irma slammed into Southwest Florida last weekend, destroying buildings and snapping trees after causing more extensive damage on the Florida Keys. Trump planned to meet Republican Governor Rick Scott and first responders in Fort Myers and visit storm victims in Naples, said Deputy White House Homeland Security Adviser John Daly.

“I think we’re doing a good job in Florida,” Trump said upon arrival in Fort Myers.

Since last month, Trump has traveled to Texas twice and to Louisiana to view damage from Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall Aug. 25 as a Category 4 storm and dumped more than 50 inches of rain on Houston…

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Trump Debunks Fake News Spread By Pelosi And Schumer On Border Wall – Truthfeed

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have been spreading FAKE NEWS non-stop after their dinner with President Trump.

These two top Democrats issued a statement that Trump had agreed to a deal on DACA in exchange to implement border security, but eliminate “The Wall.”

But this is all FAKE NEWS, as Trump has now come out and confirmed no deal was made on DACA and the wall will be built!

From ZeroHedge

As we reported late last night, there was ample confusion after the end of Schumer and Pelosi’s dinner with Donald Trump at the White House, when the top Democrats issued a statement according to which Trump had agreed to a deal on DACA in exchange to border security, but no wall, to wit: “We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President. The discussion focused on DACA. We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides…

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State Department Slaps Visa Restrictions On Countries That Won’t Take Back Deportees – Daily Caller
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The Trump administration hit four countries with visa sanctions Wednesday as punishment for refusing to take back their citizens that U.S. is trying to deport.

In a series of diplomatic cables obtained by Reuters, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined new visa restrictions on Eritrea, Cambodia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The countries are among a dozen that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had previously deemed “recalcitrant” in the repatriation of criminal aliens.

The four countries are “denying or unreasonably delaying” the return of their citizens from the U.S., and visa restrictions will only be lifted if they begin normal acceptance of deportees, according to Tillerson’s orders…

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Amazon Deleting Hundreds Of One-Star Reviews Of Hillary’s Book – Zero Hedge

In what many have dubbed a flagrant intervention by Amazon itself to seemingly boost the rating of Hillary Clinton’s new book “What Happened”, the Telegraph first reported, and subsequently many others observed first hand, that Amazon has been monitoring and deleting one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton’s new book “which was greeted with a torrent of criticism on the day it was released.”

Reviews of What Happened have been mixed, with some accusing Clinton of using it as an opportunity to blame others – such as former FBI head James Comey, Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin, social media and pretty much everything else – for her failure, rather than herself. Even The New York Times, which supported Clinton’s campaign, wrote that the book is “a score-settling jubilee”.

What is fascinating, is how few one-star reviews have remained on the website amid reports and screengrabs showing that reviewers used the space to criticise the former First Lady…

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DHS Cuts Red Tape To ‘Immediately’ Begin Border Wall Construction – Breitbart
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To more quickly begin constructing President Trump’s wall plan along the U.S.-Mexico Border, the Department of Homeland (DHS) is cutting red tape that would otherwise delay the project.

DHS announced this month that the agency issued a waiver that allows for the “expeditious construction of barriers in the vicinity of the international border near Calexico, California.” The announcement removed legal obstacles that came in the form of environmental and land management federal regulations.

DHS officials said in a statement:

This current waiver covers certain border infrastructure projects in the United States Border Patrol’s El Centro Sector, a critical sector for border security. In fiscal year 2016 alone…

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China’s Great Leap In Space Warfare Creates Huge New Threat – Asia Times

China is building an array of high-technology space arms – anti-satellite missiles, lasers, GPS jammers and killer satellites – that Beijing says will give its military strategic advantage in a future conflict with the United States.

The People’s Liberation Army now has the capability of attacking, destroying or disrupting the 500 U.S. satellites circling the earth at heights of between 1,200 miles and 22,000 miles, according to a new study by a U.S. think tank, the National Institute for Public Policy.

The report, on “Foreign Space Capabilities,” also reveals that China’s military has discussed plans for using space detonations of nuclear weapons to create electronics-killing Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attacks against orbiting satellites used by militaries for precision weapons targeting, navigation and communications.

“China will increasingly be able to hold at risk U.S. satellites in all orbits and is developing a multi-dimensional ASAT [anti-satellite] capability supporting its anti-access/area denial strategies…

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Speaker Ryan Says U.S. House Will Vote To Fund Border Wall This Week – Gateway Pundit
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Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Wednesday the U.S. House will fund the Trump Border Wall this week.

Speaker Paul Ryan: This week the House is going to vote on all of the appropriation bills. This week the House is going to vote on all of the appropriation bills before the fiscal year deadline. It hasn’t been done in a long time. So the House of Representatives is doing its work. The House of Representatives is doing its job. And the House of Representatives is bringing all of these appropriation bills on budget, on time and that is an historic achievement. We are fully funding the president’s request to build a wall along the southern border.

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Women’s Group Ad: Anyone Who Loves Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Is Racist – Real Clear Politics

A women’s group has launched an attack on all Pumpkin Spice Latte lovers.

Ultraviolet, a women’s advocacy group, has a new campaign ad that accuses Starbucks and all PSL consumers of supporting racism. The campaign ad reads, “Pumpkin Spice is Back [and] Proceeds are funding white supremacy in the White House.”

“Pumpkin spice just doesn’t taste as good when you add a shot of racism, and Starbucks customers deserve to know that their favorite products, including the recently rolled out pumpkin spice lattes, help put money into Donald Trump’s pocket,” Ultraviolet Co-Founder, Shaunna Thomas, said in a press release.

In the online photo, the group modifies the Starbucks PSL cup and replaces siren (the woman/mermaid on the cup) with President Trump. Ultraviolet’s ad aims to make Starbucks customers feel that if they purchase a drink from the company they are inadvertently putting money in President Trump’s pocket…

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Lindsey Graham, Ron Johnson And Rick Santorum Reveal Their Obamacare Block Grant Repeal Legislation – Breitbart
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Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Ron Johnson (R-WI), as well as former Sen. Rick Santorum, revealed at a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday their Obamacare legislation – Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) – to repeal and replace Obamacare through block grants.

The Republican senators urged President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, and their fellow Senate colleagues to take action on this legislation.

The Graham-Cassidy bill will repeal Obamacare’s individual and employer mandate, Obamacare’s medical device tax, and deliver health care to the states so that local governments can design a more affordable alternative to the Affordable Care Act…

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At Least 11 Mayors Accused Of Child Sex-Related Crimes Since 2016 – Daily Caller

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned on Wednesday after a fifth man publicly accused the Democrat of molesting him as a child.

But Murray isn’t alone. At least 11 then-current and former mayors have been accused of child sex abuse-related crimes since 2016. The allegations range from child porn to physical abuse. The alleged victims were as young as four years old.

Stillwater, New York Mayor Rick Nelson resigned earlier this month after being arrested on child porn charges. Nelson has a decades-long history of alleged sexual misconduct involving teenagers and children. The child porn charges marked the fifth such accusation against Nelson, the Times Union reported, including allegations of rape and sodomy.

Nelson was never convicted for the previous alleged abuses, which allegedly included inappropriate behavior with a five year old in 1982 on the school bus that Nelson was driving at the time…

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Leftist-Controlled California To Award $30 Million To DACA Students – Gateway Pundit
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California Democrat lawmakers are waging war against Americans who need financial aid and are not a part of the disgraceful DACA program. The Dems are working to provide $30 million for DACA recipients – this includes a $10 million allotment for financial aid for college.

In a press release that came out Tuesday, California Democrat Governor Jerry Brown, as well as legislative figures, announced their new funding plan following the president’s decision to get rid of DACA.

Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leَn (D) stated in an ignorant and misguided phrase:

“We will not let one man with xenophobic tendencies undercut years of progress we have made in California to integrate these young adults into our society and economy . . . California is their home and they are our future.”…

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Ontario School Allowing Students To “Negotiate” Their Final Grades – The Rebel

In Ontario, we don’t fail kids at school because it might be bad for their self-esteem. Instead, progressives running the education system will be experimenting with an alternative meant to challenge our “preoccupation” with marks.

Beginning this year, a group of Grade 9 students at Mayfield school in Caledon, Ontario will be invited to negotiate their final grades with their teachers. This strikes me as similar to what the left has done to sports, where we hand out “participation” trophies as opposed to “championship” trophies, regardless of merit.

Fun and games is one thing, but shouldn’t education be something else? After all, education lays the foundation for one’s eventual life skills, but I guess progressives think you can negotiate competency.

Maybe a negotiated mark as opposed to a real mark will make kids feel good about themselves but in a global marketplace of talent this idea seemingly lifted from Three Stooges U, does a disservice to kids…

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Trump’s Lawyer Points To July Congressional Testimony As Evidence Comey Committed Perjury – Law Newz
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On the heels of White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders stating that the Justice Department should “certainly look at” prosecuting former FBI Director James Comey, Trump’s personal attorney is speaking out about the matter. Jay Sekulow, who is also Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law & Justice, believes Comey lied under oath, which would be a crime.

During his daily radio show broadcast, Sekulow, who advises President Trump in matters related to the Russia investigation, pointed to a specific statement that Comey said while testifying in front of Congress in which Comey addressed his reasoning for going public about the email scandal and his decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton.

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Belgian Mayor, Working Against EU Pedophile Ring, Murdered In Cemetary – Your News Wire

A Belgian mayor has been found dead in a cemetery with his throat slit open, months after vowing to “identify and publicly shame” a “powerful gang of Satan worshippers, killers and pedophiles” that he claimed was running European politics.

The body of Alfred Gadenne, 71, Mayor of the south Belgian town Mouscron, was discovered by his wife on Monday evening at Luingne Cemetery, where he carried out voluntary duties as a part-time caretaker.

He had been out to close the historical cemetery for the night when he was brutally murdered, leading friends and associates to claim he was taken out after revealing his plans to publicly identify and shame members of the European Parliament in Brussels.

“He said he had proof the European Union was being run by Satanists with an advanced agenda of death and destruction, and an appetite for the darkest crimes. He said Brussels was a wolf in sheep’s clothing, preaching love and openness, but actually a den of depravity,” a friend and former employee said…

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College Park, Maryland Allowing Non-Citizens To Vote In Local Elections – Washington Examiner
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College Park, Md. voted to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections Tuesday night.

After several votes, the council eventually voted 4-3 to allow legal permanent residents and undocumented immigrants to take part in upcoming municipal elections. One council member did not vote.

Initially, the city council of the Washington, D.C., suburb voted 4-4 on the first measure, a nonbinding referendum, sending the deciding vote to Mayor Patrick Wojahn, who voted against it.

The council then took up the idea of voting for permanent residents, which would have excluded undocumented immigrants. The amendment also received a 4-4 vote and a tie-breaking “no” vote from the mayor…

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The Death Of Liberalism – Daniel Greenfield

Liberalism is a dirty word in today’s left. You hear it most often as an insult, neoliberalism, hurled by the hard left against anyone accused of insufficient hostility to free enterprise and other open systems. If you trust the free market and individual judgement over state regulation, you might just be a neoliberal.

And neoliberals are the biggest enemies of the left.

Liberal has become a slur on the illiberal left which is intolerant of open and tolerant systems. The defining symbol of the illiberal left is the campus safe space where no free speech is allowed. Safe spaces take the college, once the symbol of a liberal commitment to the free exchange of ideas, and invert it into a space that is safe from the free exchange of ideas under a warm and fuzzy name.

The safe space isn’t a campus eccentricity. As the riots from Berkeley to Boston show, using violence to silence free speech isn’t just something overzealous college kids do. It’s what the left does now…

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San Diego Awash In Fecal Matter Due To Surging Homeless Rates – Daily Mail
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San Diego is covered with fecal matter due to a rising homeless population and lack of public restrooms, which is said to have contributed to the hepatitis A outbreak.

Officials declared a public health emergency in the city after the outbreak killed 15 and infected close to 400 people.

Hepatitis A is a viral liver disease that can spread through ingesting food and drinks that have come in contact with feces from people who are already infected.

County health officials told the city that they needed to come up with a plan to fix the ‘fecally contaminated environment’ that is in the downtown area.

Officials first attempted to contain the outbreak by providing vaccinations to people and improving educational methods, but the virus continues to spread…

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Stunning Testimony: Voting Machines Can Be Hacked Without A Trace Of Evidence – Washington Times

The country’s voting machines are susceptible to hacking, which could be done in a way so that it leaves no fingerprints, making it impossible to know whether the outcome was changed, computer experts told President Trump’s voter integrity commission Tuesday.

The testimony marked a departure for the commission, which was formed to look into fraud and barriers to voting, but which heard that a potentially greater threat to confidence in American elections is the chance for enemy actors to meddle.

“There’s no perfect security; there’s only degrees of insecurity,” said Ronald Rivest, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He said hackers have myriad ways of attacking voting machines. “You don’t want to rest the election of the president on, ‘Maybe the Wi-Fi was turned on when it shouldn’t have been.’”

He and two other computer security experts said bar codes on ballots and smartphones in voting locations could give hackers a chance to rewrite results in ways that couldn’t be traceable…

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Senile Nancy Pelosi Repeatedly Slurs, Flubs Name Of ‘Hamilton’ Playwright – American Mirror
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke for less than six minutes from a prepared text, but she couldn’t get through her remarks without repeatedly slurring and flubbing the name of a liberal playwright being honored by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the author of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” was at the Capitol on Tuesday to receive the Freedom Award.

As Pelosi spoke, she repeatedly had trouble saying his name, and while closing her remarks, called him Lin-Manuel “Madonna.”

Another time, she referred to him as “Ramanda.”

Other times, she seemed to have trouble speaking altogether…

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Contractors Say Corrupt Clinton State Department Silenced Them On Benghazi Security Lapses – Fox News

Security at the State Department’s Benghazi compound was so dire that another contractor was brought in to clean up the mess just two weeks before the 2012 terror attack – and was later pressured to keep quiet by a government bureaucrat under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to two men from the American security company.

Brad Owens and Jerry Torres, of Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, say they faced pressure to stay silent and get on the same page with the State Department with regard to the security lapses that led to the deaths of four Americans.

They spoke exclusively with Fox News for “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” revealing new information that undermines the State Department’s account of the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, where Islamic militants launched a 13-hour assault from Sept. 11-12 that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith and former Navy SEALS Ty Woods and Glenn Doherty…

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Hillary Clinton Trolled At Book Signing: “What Happened To Your 33,000 Emails?” – Gateway Pundit
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Failed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a book signing at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Tuesday to mark the launch of her memoir ‘What Happened‘. Rebel Media reporter Laura Loomer confronted Hillary Clinton about her 33,000 emails and Seth Rich before being dragged out by Secret Service.

Laura Loomer live streamed her wait in line on Periscope as she zig-zagged through the line to confront Hillary. “So the American people would like to know, what happened to your 33,000 emails?” What happened in Benghazi?” Hillary quickly retorted with a fake smile on her face, “Go read the book”.

Loomer then confronted Hillary Clinton about the Haitians who never received their earthquake relief from the Clinton Foundation funds…

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Nearly 100,000 People Evacuated Across Russia After Wave Of Bomb Threats – Bloonberg

Nearly 100,000 people have been evacuated from airports, schools and government buildings across Russia, including an iconic department store on Red Square, amid a wave of fake bomb threats that officials called unprecedented.

“There’s never been anything like this before, it’s 100 percent organized telephone terrorism,” Frants Klintsevich, deputy head of the Defense Committee in the upper house of parliament, said in a telephone interview. “The only goal is to set off destructive processes, to sow panic.”

In Moscow, the hoaxes led to the clearing of the GUM shopping complex, across Red Square from the Kremlin, as well as several other major malls, universities, hotels and train stations. Sheremetyevo airport, the capital’s busiest, tightened security after a threat, Interfax reported. The official Tass news agency, citing an unnamed security-service source, said more than 50,000 people had been evacuated in the capital after about 100 threats.

That came a day after 45,000 people had been evacuated Tuesday from 205 buildings in 22 cities across Russia in similar hoaxes, RIA reported…

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World’s Greediest Socialist: Sanders Owes Disputed $450,000 To Cities Acress The U.S. – Daily Wire
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Bernie Sanders, whose socialist agenda has no problem stealing from Peter to pay Paul (or in his case, stealing from those with money to give to those who don’t), the same man who represents himself as the champion of the downtrodden, appears to be just fine not paying back the cities he visited in the 2016 campaign for the security services they provided him.

Across the nation, in the states of Arizona, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin, the Sanders campaign still owes a disputed $450,000 to various cities. Those figures include over $117,000 to the Santa Monica, California police department; $67,000 to the Irvine, California police department; over $44,000 to the Tucson, Arizona police department; over $33,000 to the Spokane, Washington police department; over $28,000 to the city of Vallejo, California…

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Judge Orders Maryland Bar To Investigate Lawyers Who Helped Hillary Illegally Delete Emails – Washington Times

A Maryland judge ordered the state bar to open an investigation Monday into the three lawyers who helped former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delete her private emails.

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. said the complaints lodged against David E. Kendall, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were egregious and the state bar couldn’t dismiss them as frivolous.

“There are allegations of destroying evidence,” Judge Harris said at a hearing Monday morning. He said the state’s rules require the bar to conduct investigations no matter who raises the complaint and can’t brush aside accusations.

The judge made the announcement a day before Mrs. Clinton releases her latest book, “What Happened,” and begins a monthslong book tour attempting to explain how she lost an election she thought she had secured.

The Maryland bar complaint was brought by Ty Clevenger, a lawyer who has pursued sanctions against Mrs. Clinton and her legal team…

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Supreme Court: Trump DOJ Sides With Colorado Baker Who Refused To Participate In Gay Wedding – 100PercentFedUp
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The double standard in our judicial system today, as it relates to the protection of religious rights for Christians in America is stunning. Activist judges have been legislating from the bench for far too long when it comes to the protection of religious rights. Will President Trump’s DOJ put an end to the persecution of Christians with this very important upcoming case?

In a major upcoming Supreme Court case that weighs equal rights with religious liberty, the Trump administration on Thursday sided with a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

The Department of Justice on Thursday filed a brief on behalf of baker Jack Phillips, who was found to have violated the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act by refusing to created a cake to celebrate the marriage of Charlie Craig and David Mullins in 2012…

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Chinese Government Bans Christian Children From Attending Church – Breitbart

In one of its more drastic moves to date, China’s ruling Communist Party has issued notices warning Christian parents not to take their children to church or they “will be dealt with severely.”

In their latest attack on Christianity, authorities have told more than a hundred Christian churches that children are now forbidden from attending church services and joining Christian groups. The latest move may respond in part to a new study from the University of Shanghai, which found that more than 60 percent of students are interested in learning more about Christianity and that young catechumens in official and underground Christian communities have been steadily increasing in number.

In August, communist officials issued “notices” to over a hundred churches in Wenzhou, within the largely Christian Zhejiang province, informing Christians that children are no longer permitted to enter any church. The notices stated that minors attempting to enter a church would be turned away at the door, even if accompanied by their parents…

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California Initiative Would Legalize Psychedelic Mushrooms – The Hill

California would become the first state in the nation to legalize psychedelic mushrooms if a long-shot ballot initiative passes muster with voters next year.

The measure is backed by a legalization activist who says he kicked his heroin habit with the help of a mushroom trip in Death Valley. It would exempt Californians over the age of 21 from a state law that criminalizes mushrooms containing psilocybin, the compound that gives some mushrooms psychedelic properties.

“There is a cultural fascination with mushrooms that goes really deep,” said Kevin Saunders, the activist behind the initiative. “The soccer moms are all pretty much, for lack of a better term, high now, and some of them are taking mushrooms.”

Saunders filed his measure with the office of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) on Friday. Becerra’s office will review the initiative’s proposed language before issuing a ballot title and formal summary of the measure…

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Prosecutors: Democrat Senator’s Bribery Scheme Went On For Years – Politico
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Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez allegedly starting taking bribes from a wealthy donor shortly after he entered the Senate in 2006, federal prosecutors assert in a new document.

Menendez’s bribery and corruption trial is set to begin next week. In preparation for that, Justice Department prosecutors filed a new document Wednesday laying out their case against the New Jersey senator, as well as Dr. Salomon Melgen, his alleged co-conspirator. Melgen has already been convicted in a separate case of bilking Medicare but has not been sentenced yet.

Menendez’s fate – and the what happens to his Senate seat if convicted – is part of the drama surrounding the high-profile case. Menendez has denied all allegation of wrongdoing, and he has denied any talk of a plea deal with the Justice Department…

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Nova Scotia Man Arrested For Masturbating While Driving – Global News

A 26-year-old man from Caledonia, N.S. has been charged with one count each of committing an indecent act and breach of probation after he was allegedly masturbating in a car while driving.

According to Halifax Regional Police, at 8:30 on Monday they received a call regarding a man masturbating in his car while driving in Bedford.

He was first observed by a woman who was driving in the area. She immediately stopped and called police. She was able to provide a description of the suspect, the man and licence plate number.

Another man pulled up beside the vehicle and observed a man masturbating.

Police attended the area and located the car, unoccupied in a parking lot in the 900 block of Rocky Lake Drive. The investigation led to police identifying the suspect who agreed to meet with police. At 10:22 a.m. he was arrested by patrol members without incident.

Theodore Floyd Weare is scheduled to appear in court later today to face the charges…

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U.S., South Korean Jets Drop Bombs Near North Korean Border During Joint Military Exercise – The Sun
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The U.S. staged its own terrifying show of strength today by dropping huge bombs near the North Korean border – days after Kim Jong-un’s latest missile outrage. Four U.S. F-35B fighter jets joined two nuclear-ready US B-1B bombers and four South Korean F-15 fighter jets in the joint military operation over the troubled Korean Peninsula.

The exercise was designed to “strongly counter North Korea’s repeated ballistic missile tests and development of nuclear weapons,” a South Korean official told CNN.

In a statement, the U.S. air force said its bombers flew out of Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and four stealth fighter jets from a U.S. Marine Corps base in Japan. They conducted a shocking bombing attack, which simulated a surgical strike of key enemy facilities, over the Pilseung Range in the eastern province of Gangwon – which neighbours North Korea…

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Rick Perry Authorizes Emergency Release Of Oil Reserve Amid Fears Of Hurricane Gas Price Spike – Washington Examiner

Energy Secretary Rick Perry ordered the release of oil from America’s emergency reserve amid fears of widespread fuel price spikes after Hurricane Harvey. The Department of Energy confirmed it authorized the release of a half a million barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to Phillip’s 66’s refinery in Lake Charles, La.

“This decision will authorize 200,000 barrels of sweet crude oil and 300,000 barrels of sour crude oil to be drawn down from SPR’s West Hackberry site and delivered via pipeline to the Phillips 66 refinery,” the Energy Department said in a statement.

“The department will continue to provide assistance as deemed necessary, and will continue to review incoming requests for SPR crude oil.”

The release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is the first since 2012. It comes after the average retail gas price has increased 11 cents to a $2.46 a gallon since last week.

Gasoline prices in the futures market have risen 20 percent since Friday, meaning higher prices at the pump may be still to come…

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Leftist Judge Blocks Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law – Daily Caller
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A federal judge on Wednesday night temporarily blocked most of a Texas immigration law that bans sanctuary jurisdictions throughout the state.

U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio issued a temporary injunction against Senate Bill 4, which was set to go into effect Friday, reports Associated Press.

SB4 is widely regarded as the toughest statewide anti-sanctuary city law in the country. The bill allows police officers to inquire about the immigration status of people they detain or arrest and requires local law enforcement agencies to honor detention requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It also allows Texas to remove police chiefs and sheriffs from office if they refuse to comply with the law…

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Explosions Reported At Flooded Arkema Chemical Plant In Crosby, Texas – Houston Chronicle

The Harris County Emergency Operations Center reported two explosions and black smoke coming from the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby early Thursday, the company said in a statement.

Arkema said Harris County officials notified the company about the explosions around 2 a.m. Thursday, adding that residents may hear additional explosions because the product is stored in multiple locations within the plant, which is 25 miles northeast of downtown Houston.

Nearby residents should stay inside, turn off their air conditioning, and close their windows and doors.

“You shouldn’t be here, but if you haven’t left, shelter in place,” Arkema spokesman Jeff Carr said. “That’s our advice.”

The company expects up to six more explosions, Carr said, since the plant has eight containers of organic peroxide.

The company said it had agreed with local authorities that, because of the volatile chemicals involved, “the best course of action is to let the fire burn itself out.”…

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First Harvey Damage Estimates Off The Charts – Axios
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A preliminary insurance analysis released Tuesday by RMS (which advises hundreds of insurers and financial institutions on their financial exposure from natural and human-made disasters and catastrophes) puts the economic loss from Harvey at high as $90 billion.

Why it matters: Because up to 80 percent of the homes and businesses in Houston aren’t insured for flood damage (either privately or through federal flood insurance programs), the financial toll could be catastrophic.

“The majority of these losses will be uninsured, given that private flood insurance is limited,” said Michael Young, who heads RMS’ climate risk modeling in the Americas. This will present a challenge to Congress and the Trump administration when it begins work on aid for the area…

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Trump Moves To Restore Work Requirement For Welfare – Washington Times

The Trump administration moved Wednesday to reimpose work requirements for Americans on welfare, revoking an Obama-era policy that had urged states to apply for waivers exempting the poor from having to show they were either getting job training or looking for work.

Requiring work was a key part of the 1996 welfare reform law enacted by a GOP-led Congress and signed by then-President Clinton, and Mr. Trump’s move restores the law as written.

“The waiver option offered by the Obama administration is being replaced today by an expectation that work should always be encouraged as a condition for receiving welfare,” said acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families Steven Wagner.

The 2012 Obama policy didn’t outright gut the welfare law. Instead, it pushed states to consider applying for waivers that would let them still pay benefits to people even if they weren’t actively seeking work, job training or meeting other criteria…

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Missile Defense Agency: U.S. Warship Successfully Shoots Down Missile In Test Off Hawaii – USA Today
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The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said a U.S. warship successfully shot down a medium-range ballistic missile in a test off Hawaii on Wednesday, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to press ahead with more missile tests in the Pacific.

The USS John Paul Jones detected and tracked a missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai with its onboard radar, before intercepting it with SM-6 missiles, the MDA said. It said it marked the second time an SM-6 missile has successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile in a test.

MDA Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves said the test marked a “key milestone.”

“We will continue developing ballistic missile defense technologies to stay ahead of the threat as it evolves,” Greaves said in a statement.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will meet Wednesday at the Pentagon with South Korea’s Defense Minister Song Young-moo, the Pentagon said…

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Second-Quarter Economic Growth Revised Up To 3 Percent – Washington Examiner

The economy grew faster in the second quarter than previously thought and in fact hit President Trump’s 3 percent growth rate target, according to a new government report Wednesday, if only temporarily.

The nation’s gross domestic product grew at exactly a 3 percent annual rate, adjusted for inflation, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported.

Previously, the agency had said that growth for the quarter was 2.6 percent. The updated report, though, found greater consumer spending and business investment that first counted.

Even before Wednesday’s revision, President Trump had touted the quarter’s GDP, which was a marked improvement from the 1.2 percent in the first quarter, when President Obama left office and Trump took over.

Trump has boasted about second-quarter economic output as close to the 3 percent goal he has set. Now, it’s there…

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Obama Regime Hid Intelligence On Iranian Militants In Syria To Push Insane Nuclear Deal – Washington Free Beacon
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The Obama administration likely hid information about Iran illicitly ferrying militants into Syria on commercial aircraft in order to promote the landmark nuclear deal and foster multi-billion dollar business deals with Tehran’s state-controlled airline sector, according to lawmakers and other sources familiar with the matter.

The Washington Free Beacon first disclosed last week that congressional leaders are calling for an investigation into Iran for using its state-controlled air carrier, Iran Air, to ferry militant fighters into Syria, where they are taking up arms in defense of embattled President Bashar al-Assad.

Photographs provided to Congress show Iran using Iran Air to ferry these soldiers between 2016 and 2017, in part when the Obama administration removed sanctions on Iran Air and promoted multi-billion dollars sales between the carrier and aircraft manufacturer Boeing…

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Police: Alt-Left Extremists Committed Over 2,000 Crimes At G20 ‘Welcome To Hell’ Clashes – Breitbart

A new commission report from the German Special Police (SOKO) claims that far-left extremists committed over 2,000 crimes at and before the Hamburg G20 including acts of vandalism and violence.

Hamburg police organised the special commission six weeks ago to look into far-left extremists and potential crimes they may have committed from January 1st until July 31st. The commission, which is comprised of around 170 officers, has shown that violent, far-left extremists have been thought to be responsible for over 2,000 crimes during this period, Die Welt reports.

The most numerous of the crimes listed in the report are those relating to property damage with 575 individual cases under investigation. These are followed by 330 cases of bodily injury or assault, 303 cases of breaching the peace, 123 cases of arson, and 45 cases of resisting a police officer for a total of 2,036 cases under investigation….

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Teen Shot Seconds After He Tries To Steal Gun From Old Man – Washington Standard
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A 16-year-old boy was shot in the stomach as he attempted to steal a gun from a 61-year-old musician in Detroit. Darius Summers, a 61-year-old grandfather, recently got his concealed carry permit, and he is very thankful he did.

“I’d never been through this,” Summers said. “Never shot a gun before. All this is new to me.”

Summers was a gas station on Detroit’s west side early Sunday morning at the end of July. That’s when a 16-year-old boy, Xavier Futrell, showed up armed and notice that Summers was also armed.

At that point, the boy attempted to rob Summers of his weapon by putting his gun to Summers’ back. Apparently, the young boy that the elderly Summers would be an easy target because of his age. Wrong!…

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AP, NY Times Have Ignored Wasserman Schultz-Dem IT Scandal For Over A Month – Newsbusters

Since Imran Awan’s arrest in late July, the Daily Caller has published roughly two dozen follow-up stories on various aspects of the scandal involving the longtime rogue Democrat IT staffer and his inexplicably enriched family members.

The Associated Press and the New York Times have, from all appearances, published nothing since July 28.

At APNews.com, the site which has replaced the wire service’s old “Big Story” site but which also theoretically includes important coverage from other AP-subscribing sources, the last story on Awan, the IT staffer for former Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was on July 26, the day the Congresswoman officially fired him.

The AP’s main national news site, hosted.ap.org, which usually but with some notable exceptions contains stories going back about two weeks, has no relevant story.

A search at the the New York Times indicates that the paper hasn’t done a story on Awan since July 28 – and that story’s fake-news headline (“Trump Fuels Intrigue Surrounding a Former I.T. Worker’s Arrest”), as I noted at the time, made it appear that President Donald Trump was the person having problems with rogue IT staffers…

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Hillary Felon Clinton Charging $750 For VIP Access At Book Signings – American Mirror
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Hillary Clinton is coming to a city near you to talk about something she cares very deeply about: herself.

Clinton will relive her humiliating defeat to Donald Trump in the 2016 election through a tour this fall and winter to promote her new book, “What Happened.”

Over the summer, Clinton has publicly blamed the loss on Russia, former FBI Director James Comey, The New York Times, the Democratic National Committee, sexism, gender stereotypes, Donald Trump, and her own supporters, among others.

Now she’ll again hit the road – and take attention away from Democratic candidates – to take her case to the people, or at least those who can afford to attend…

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Officials Ending Obama’s Sex-Ed Spending – Breitbart

Agency officials are eliminating sex-education grants created by former President Barack Obama because the grants did not lower teen birth rates, says a senior official at the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention grants are “more than disappointing,” Valerie Huber, the chief of staff for the assistant secretary for health told Breitbart News.

The Trump administration is asking Congress to end funding for the TPP grants in the 2018 budget, while it renews funding for Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) education, also known as abstinence-based education. Huber is the former co-founder, president, and CEO of Ascend, which promotes abstinence-based sex education.

In contrast, Obama did not request any funding for abstinence-based education in his 2017 budget. In fact, Obama’s final versions of TPP grants require training students to believe the new gender ideology which claims that a person’s biological sex is subordinate to the person’s self-declared “gender.”…

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Trump Supporter Falsely Charged With “Hate Crime”; New Evidence Implicates Judge’s Son – The Rebel
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It is no surprise that conservatives in America are being targeted for their support of President Trump, having their lives destroyed and their livelihood depleted, simply for being conservative.

Attacking someone for their politics could be expected from private citizens acting out against each other, but what about government and law enforcement officials?

The Rebel has investigated the case of Mark Feigin, a California Trump supporter who was wrongfully accused of and charged with an anti-Muslim hate crime.

On October 19, 2016, Feigin was arrested and charged with making a “criminal threat” and “annoying phone calls” against the Islamic Center of Southern California by the Los Angeles Police Department, and then by California Attorney General Kamala Harris…

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Attorneys General From 21 States Ask Supreme Court To Hear Suit Against Maryland’s Assault Weapons Ban – Washington Free Beacon

A coalition of 21 state attorneys general filed a brief on Friday urging the Supreme Court to hear a case against Maryland’s assault weapons ban.

The attorneys general for Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming jointly filed a friend of the court brief supporting the plaintiffs in Kolbe v. Hogan.

The group believes Maryland’s ban on certain semi-automatic rifles and magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition is unconstitutional, and are asking the Supreme Court to step in and strike the law down.

“Banning certain types of firearms steps on the Second Amendment,” said West Virginia attorney general Patrick Morrisey in a statement about the group’s brief. “Law abiding gun owners routinely use these firearms for self-defense or sporting. Such an unconstitutional act cannot stand.”…

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The Truth About Joel Osteen’s Church – WISN
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As Houston struggles to rescue people trapped in unprecedented flood waters, a popular social media narrative has arisen: Joel Osteen, the multimillionaire televangelist, has refused to open the doors of his 16,800-seat megachurch to flood victims.

Osteen, this narrative goes, is the very definition of a hypocrite – preaching love and compassion for the needy yet cruelly turning his back on them in their hour of greatest need.

The only problem? It’s not even close to being true.

Though this story has spread like wildfire in both social and mainstream media over the past few days, it has become obvious that Osteen’s Lakewood Church was in fact too flood-damaged to initially take in flood victims…

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U.S. Conducts Successful Field Test Of New Nuclear Bomb – Zero Hedge

In mid-April, we reported that “just as tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program and potential U.S. airstrikes run wild, the NNSA said that in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force, it had completed the first qualification flight test of B12-61 gravity nuclear bomb on March 14 at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada.”

Four months later, and just as concerns over North Korea’s provocative launches have send shockwaves across global markets – again – the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced another successful flight test of B12-61 gravity nuclear bombs in Nevada. The second qualification flight test for the nuclear bomb was carried out by the NNSA and the U.S. Air Force.

According to the NNSA press release, two B12-61 gravity bombs (without a nuclear warhead) were dropped from F-15 fighter jets on August 8 at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada, and were designed to test the “non-nuclear functions and the aircraft’s capability to deliver the weapon.” These tests are part of a series over the next three years to qualify the B12-61 for service…

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GOP Pulls In $75M In Trump’s First 6 Months, Double Obama’s First 6 Months – Fox News

The Republican National Committee is touting some big fundraising numbers bolstered by President Trump’s appeal with his base, including small donors.

The $75 million-plus brought in by the party in the first six months of this year is more than double the amount that Democrats raised during Barack Obama’s first six months, ABC reported.

“Our base loves the president,” RNC chair Ronna Romney McDaniel said this morning.

McDaniel told Bill Hemmer that Republican voters want Congress to support the president’s agenda and voters backed Trump because they believed he would fight for them.

She said Trump’s persistence on replacing ObamaCare is an example of Trump showing that he’ll fight for those who support him.

“Why should Washington give up on health care relief when Americans are still hurting,” she asked.

McDaniel said Trump is fulfilling what he promised on jobs and the economy. But she said Republicans will have a tough time making the case to voters if Congress cannot pass Trump’s agenda items…

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U.S. Senate Confirms Trump Nominee To 11th Circuit Court Of Appeals – Alabama Today
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With the support of both of Alabama’s U.S. Senators, the U.S. Senate confirmed Birmingham attorney Kevin Newsom to be a judge on the Atlanta-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Tuesday afternoon.

By a vote of 66-31 Alabama’s former solicitor general, who currently chairs the appellate group at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Birmingham, was confirmed. Trump nominated Newsom to the bench in May.

“The people of Alabama made their voices heard overwhelmingly last November in electing President Trump because they know that a new generation of judges stands ready to restore respect for the rule of law,” said U.S. Sen. Luther Strange…

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Former U.N. Ambassador Power Unmasked ‘Hundreds’ In Final Year Of Obama Regime – Washington Free Beacon

Former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power is believed to have made “hundreds” of unmasking requests to identify individuals named in classified intelligence community reports related to Trump and his presidential transition team, according to multiple sources who said the behavior is unprecedented for an official in her position.

Power was first identified by the Washington Free Beacon last month as a central figure in a congressional investigation into efforts by senior Obama administration officials to obtain classified intelligence information in what many allege was an effort to undermine President Donald Trump and his incoming national security team.

Power is believed to be the anonymous official responsible for “hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama administration,” according to current and former U.S. officials who spoke to the Free Beacon about the ongoing investigation.

Efforts by the former Obama administration to obtain the names of Trump allies included in raw intelligence reports have fueled speculation that subsequent leaks to the press were orchestrated by the former administration and its allies in a bid to damage the current White House and smear Trump’s most senior confidantes…

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How Hillary Bullied Tiny Bangladesh To Help Clinton Foundation Donor – Daily Caller
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attempted to bully tiny Bangladesh to force it to end a corruption investigation of Mohammad Yunus, a long-time Clinton family friend and Clinton Foundation donor, according to documents The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group obtained.

The information comes from two Bangladeshi government documents generated as part of a request from the U.S. Congress. They shed new, disturbing light on Clinton’s use of hard-ball tactics against the poorest country in South Asia in order to help her millionaire friend and foundation donor.

The documents show Clinton deployed an array of high-powered Department of State, U.S. Embassy and World Bank officials to rescue Yunus, who faced financial mismanagement charges at a state-owned bank called Grameen Bank…

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Trump Endorses Senate Bill To Reform Legal Immigration Into Merit-Based Point System – Washington Examiner

President Trump announced Wednesday he will support a revised Senate bill that would implement a merit-based point system for foreigners who apply for legal permanent status, or green cards, through their employer.

“This legislation will not only restore our competitive edge in the 21st century but the bonds of trust between America and its citizens. This legislation demonstrates our compassion for struggling American families who deserve an immigration system that puts their needs first and America first,” Trump said during a press conference at the White House Wednesday.

“This competitive application process will favor applicants who can speak English, financially support themselves and their families, and demonstrate skills that will contribute to our economy.”

The Washington Examiner first reported Tuesday evening Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas would meet with Trump on Wednesday to unveil an immigration bill, which was an updated version of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act, or the RAISE Act…

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Rep. Steve King Lays Out The Case For Full Investigations Into Obama, Clinton, Comey, Lynch, Soros And Other Leftists – Gateway Pundit
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Rep. Steve King (R-IA) addressed Congress last Thursday in support of legislation that requires the Attorney General to turn over documents regarding former FBI Director James Comey’s involvement in various controversial cases.

The legislation passed 16-13 with King voting in favor of it. King addressed Congress with an impassioned and detailed inquiry/speech. The partial transcript can be read below.

King opens by addressing Obama’s meddling in foreign elections, specifically that of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu:

“One of the things I would say to that is that I listen to the gentleman from Tennessee address this subject matter and raise his voice pretty strongly about the allegations of Obama versus Russians, versus Putin, I would make a couple of points on this…

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U.S. Runs Successful ICBM Test Launch In California – Washington Examiner

The U.S. military successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile from an Air Force base northwest of Los Angeles early Wednesday.

An unarmed Minuteman III missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 2:10 a.m. local time and traveled about 4,200 miles to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

“While not a response to recent North Korean actions, the test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear enterprise is safe, secure, effective and ready to be able to deter, detect and defend against attacks on the United States and its allies,” said a statement from the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command.

“These test launches verify the accuracy and reliability of the ICBM weapon system, providing valuable data to ensure a continued safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent,” the Air Force statement said.

The Minuteman III missile test was the second of four pre-scheduled tests in 2017 and was carried out by Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen carried out the test…

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Dem Rep. Alcee Hastings Has Paid Convicted Money-Launderer $75K For ‘Part-time’ Work In District Office – Washington Free Beacon
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Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings (Fla.) has paid a convicted money launderer nearly $75,000 for “part-time” work out of a district office, salary filings show. Dona Nichols-Jones, the wife of Mikel Jones, a former staffer to Hastings who served as his district administrator from 1993 to 2011, is currently listed as an “aide” in his Palm Beach County office.

Dona Nichols-Jones, along with her husband, were convicted in 2011 of money laundering, conspiracy, and fraud after they had used hundreds of thousands of dollars from a business loan for personal use, the FBI announced in November 2011.

The couple’s scheme stemmed from a loan that Mikel received to help finance a Philadelphia law firm he owned. Jones secured a multi-million line of credit from Stillwater, a New York-based lender, and agreed to only use the credit for legitimate expenses in relation to his firm’s operation…

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Poll: 20% Of U.S. Muslims Believe Killing Civilians ‘Justified’ – American Mirror

A new survey is being praised by the left because it shows that a majority of U.S. Muslims oppose violence against civilians.

The truth is the same survey shows that 20% of U.S. Muslims openly admit they believe targeting and killing civilians can sometimes be justified to further a political, social, or religious cause.

The survey, which was released on July 26 by the Pew Research organization, revealed that 5% of U.S. Muslims admit they believe targeting and killing civilians is “often” justified, while 7% said such violence was “sometimes” justified, and 8% said such tactics were “rarely” justified. Keep in mind these are just those that are willing to admit they support violence.

The survey also showed that 30% of U.S. Muslims say they believe those who have been arrested in the U.S. on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks were “tricked” by law enforcement officers and “did not pose a real threat.”…

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Christopher Wray Confirmed As FBI Director – Fox News
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President Trump is getting a new director of the FBI after the Senate confirmed his choice of Christopher Wray to take over the bureau on Tuesday. The Senate voted 92 to 5 to approve Wray’s nomination.

“The good work of the FBI has been overshadowed recently by controversies, but I hope this confirmation turns the page and begins a new, shining chapter for our nation’s leading law enforcement agency,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said after the vote.

Trump announced his selection of Wray to lead the FBI in early July after abruptly firing FBI Director James Comey in May. During his confirmation hearing, Wray testified that he’d conduct his job “without regard to any partisan political influence.”…

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Man Hid Girlfriend In Freezer, Lived With Impostor – Law Newz

A man stored his girlfriend’s body in a freezer with the help of another woman, who assumed the dead girlfriend’s life by moving into her home, using her credit cards and caring for her dog, authorities said.

The two were arrested and charged with corpse abuse after the girlfriend’s body was found last weekend in a home near Youngstown. A judge set a $1 million bond on Monday for Katrina Layton, 34, and Arturo Novoa, 31.

Court records do not list attorneys for them, and there was no telephone listing for Layton or Novoa. Layton has asked for a court-appointed attorney.

Authorities suspect the body found in the freezer is a missing woman named Shannon Graves, who was 28 when she was reported missing. They’re awaiting official identification and information on the cause of death…

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YouTube To Censor Non-Rulebreaking Content, Manipulate Search Results – Breitbart
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Content creators on YouTube who follow all of the site’s rules may still face censorship by the platform, under new plans announced by Google.

According to a post on YouTube’s official blog, videos will now be subject to the rule of the mob. If enough users flag a video as “hate speech” or “violent extremism,” YouTube may impose restrictions on the content even if it breaks none of the platform’s rules.

We’ll soon be applying tougher treatment to videos that aren’t illegal but have been flagged by users as potential violations of our policies on hate speech and violent extremism. If we find that these videos don’t violate our policies but contain controversial religious or supremacist content, they will be placed in a limited state…

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Australia’s Bureau Of Meteorology Caught Erasing Record Low Temperatures – Breitbart

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has been caught red handed erasing record-breaking cold temperatures from its data records.

The BOM has now been shamed by media investigations into ordering a review of its procedures. But it has yet to provide an explanation as to why it made these “adjustments” in the first place.

These “adjustments” seem to go only one way. The BOM is perfectly happy to record and announce it whenever Australia’s temperatures hit record-breaking highs. But when the temperatures reach new lows it’s a different matter altogether.

For some strange reason that the BOM has been unable to explain, when temperatures go below a certain point it either deletes them as if they had never been – or it enters them into its records at higher temperature than the one actually recorded by its thermometers.

The dodgy adjustments were spotted by investigative journalist Jennifer Marohasy…

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Venezuelan Opposition Leaders Dragged From Their Homes In Early Morning Raids- Daily Telegraph
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Venezuelan opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma were taken from their homes by intelligence agents in the early hours of Tuesday morning, in the wake of the controversial assembly vote that Nicolas Maduro said would open “a new phase of combat” in the country’s revolution.

Videos distributed by the leaders’ families showed them being dragged out of their houses and bundled into cars belonging to the notorious intelligence unit Sebin. The opposition denounced the detentions as “kidnappings”, and said the whereabouts of the two men was currently unknown.

“Maduro is responsible if anything happens to him,” the wife of Mr Lopez, Lilian Tintori, said, adding that the government would not make her husband “bow down”…

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Armed Antifa Group Offers Training Manual On Terrorism And Guerrilla Warfare – Daily Caller

An Antifa organization called Redneck Revolt is advocating for “revolution” against the rise of “fascism” in the United States, and the end of capitalism. To facilitate these goals, the group offers a variety of resources, including a training manual for conducting guerrilla warfare with sections for “executions” and “terrorism.”

In the wake of the targeted shooting of Republican members of Congress earlier this year, nothing is more concerning than extremist organizations calling for armed revolts against civil society.

Redneck Revolt is one of several organizations to spring up following Trump’s victory at the 2016 polls, and is purportedly one of the largest of these Antifa organizations currently operating in the United States with over 30 chapters across 20 states.

It describes itself as a group made up of “working class and poor people” with declarations of taking “meaningful action” against “our common enemy: the rich.” It lists “militant resistance” as one of the group’s guiding principles…

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Leftist Insanity Update: NYPD ‘Powerless’ To Stop Naked Illegal Alien Panhandlers – Breitbart
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Police in New York City expressed frustration about not being able to stop naked panhandlers from harassing the public because most of them are illegal aliens. Their status makes it difficult to enforce tickets because of Mayor de Blasio’s sanctuary city policies.

The city established “Designated Activity Zones” (DAZ) in 2016 to provide a place for “costumed characters” a place to work for tips. Some of these panhandlers, called desnudas, are nude women wearing painted on costumes. Law enforcement officers frequently decline to ticket panhandling violations because most of them are illegal aliens, the Daily Mail reported.

A proposal to license desnudas and other street merchants failed because “most of the panhandlers are illegal immigrants and they wouldn’t register anyway,” a law enforcement source told the New York Post…

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Taliban Blow Up Dam In Kandahar Province – ABNA

The Taliban terrorists have blown up a water dam in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan as the group has unleashed an unprecedented violence in key southern provinces during the recent days.

According to the local security officials, the incident took place earlier today in the remote part of Shorabak district.

Provincial police spokesman Zia Durani confirmed that a water dam was detonated by the Taliban terrorists using explosives materials.

Durani further added that the dam was constructed in a remote part of Shorabak district which was playing a key role in irrigating the agricultural lands.

He said thousands of acres of land and gardens were irrigated by the dam and its destruction has sparked panic among the residents who are saying that their land will be harmed if it is not reconstructed immediately…

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The Root Cause Of The Disasters In The Middle East – David Horowitz
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During the eight years of the Obama administration, half a million Christians, Yazidis and Muslims were slaughtered in the Middle East by ISIS and other Islamic jihadists, in a genocidal campaign waged in the name of Islam and its God.

Twenty million others were driven into exile by these same jihadist forces. Libya and Yemen became terrorist states. America – once the dominant foreign power and anti-jihadist presence in the region – was replaced by Russia, an ally of the monster regimes in Syria and Iran, and their terrorist proxies.

Under the patronage of the Obama administration, Iran – the largest and most dangerous terrorist state, with the blood of thousands of Americans on its hands – emerged from its isolation as a pariah state to re-enter the community of nations and become the region’s dominant power, arming and directing its terrorist proxies in Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and Yemen…

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Border Wall Construction To Begin In Just A Few Months – Daily Caller

Construction on the first part of President Donald Trump’s promised border wall is set to begin in South Texas in a few months.

The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Texas is expected to be the site of a three mile border wall, managed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Construction is set to begin in November, however, it was originally to begin in January. As WFAA reports, “construction on the wall was not expected to begin until January because Congress has yet to approve CBP’s budget.”

“However, CBP recently told a senior Fish and Wildlife Service official in Texas that the agency would shift funds to pay for the new segment out of its current budget,” WFAA adds.

Perhaps the government is taking a cue from Donald Trump in building the border wall: “Under Budget, Ahead of Schedule.”

This portion of the wall will be built in a wildlife refuge known for its bird watching…

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Judge Finds Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Guilty Of Contempt – Reuters
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Former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who gained national prominence for his tough stance against illegal immigration, was found guilty on Monday of criminal contempt for violating the terms of a 2011 court order in a racial profiling case.

Arpaio, 85, who lost his bid for re-election as Maricopa County sheriff last November after 24 years in office, faces a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a fine when he is sentenced on the misdemeanor offense on Oct. 5.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled on Monday that Arpaio “willfully violated” the order.

“I am very disappointed with her decision, but the case will be appealed,” Arpaio told Reuters. His attorneys said in a written statement the 2011 order was not clear…

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Rep. Meadows: New Healthcare Bill Is Coming ‘That Can Get To 51’ – Washington Examiner

Rep. Mark Meadows, a key negotiator in the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, said a new effort is underway to write a bill that can pass the Senate that would include proposals offered by Sens. Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy, Ted Cruz, and Rob Portman.

“We continue to work on two different plans with our Senate colleagues,” Meadows, R-N.C., told the Washington Examiner. “We will continue to do that over the next couple of weeks on a plan that can get to 51” votes in the Senate.

Meadows said he has talked to senators, including Graham, in the hours after this morning’s failure to pass a “skinny” repeal bill, and the mood is “all hands on deck” to come up with a new deal.

“I believe we deliver, still, on healthcare,” Meadows said. To suggest that everything is over is not understanding the dynamics going on right now in the Senate. It’s not over.”

Amendments sponsored by the four senators have yet to receive an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office…

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Scaramucci Sleeps With The Fishes – Fox News
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President Trump’s headline-grabbing communications director Anthony Scaramucci was shown the door Monday after just 11 days on the job – as retired Gen. John Kelly took command of the White House staff, moving swiftly to impose order on a West Wing gripped for weeks by infighting.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders would not confirm reports that Kelly personally requested Scaramucci’s removal – but she made clear that the former Homeland Security secretary now has full control of the staff.

“General Kelly has the full authority to operate in the White House, and all staff will report to him,” Sanders said, adding there are no other anticipated staff shakeups in the works…

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Child Sex Doll Imports Expose Previously Unknown Offenders – The Guardian

A surge in the number of seizures of child-like sex dolls by border officers has led investigators to identify dozens of previously unknown suspected paedophiles.

The lifelike silicone dolls, which weigh around 25kg (55lb) and can cost thousands of pounds, are being imported to the UK after being sold by traders on sites including Amazon and eBay, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.

They are a “relatively new phenomenon” in the UK and should be criminalised, said Hazel Stewart, the operations manager at the NCA’s child exploitation and online protection command (Ceop).

Border Force officers have seized 123 such dolls in little more than a year since March 2016; seven people have been charged with importing them, including one man who was jailed last month.

The figures were revealed as a judge at Canterbury crown court dismissed an attempt by a barrister representing an ex-primary school governor, David Turner, to argue that a doll he imported was not obscene…

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Number Of U.S. Oil And Natural Gas Rigs Has More Than Doubled Since 2016 – Washington Post
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The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by eight this week to 958.

A year ago, just 463 rigs were active.

Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 766 rigs sought oil and 192 explored for natural gas this week.

Among major oil- and gas-producing states, New Mexico gained four rigs, Oklahoma increased by three and Louisiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Wyoming each gained one.

Texas declined by one rig.

Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Utah were all unchanged.

The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in May of 2016 at 404…

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Florida Drug Dealer Arrested After Calling 911 To Report Stolen Cocaine – Washington Times
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Florida police officers made a quick arrest last weekend when 35-year-old David Blackmon called 911 to report his stash of cocaine missing.

Charges of resisting arrest without violence and possession of cocaine were levied July 16 against Mr. Blackmon after the Fort Walton man reported the theft of $50 and his drugs, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday. Okaloosa Sheriff’s officials shared the story on Facebook.

“He told a deputy who responded that he was a drug dealer and that someone had broken into his vehicle while it was parked, taking about $50 and a quarter ounce of cocaine,” the newspaper reported.

Authorities said the responding officer “spotted cocaine” within the vehicle and “a crack rock on the center console,” although no cash was found…

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Detroit: Immigrant Steals $132 Million From Medicare, Owns $7 Million Mansion – 100PercentFedUp

A health care executive cheated Medicare out of $132 million and blew the money on a $7 million Franklin mansion and courtside NBA tickets, and stuffed secret storage units with cash, prosecutors allege.

Federal court records and prosecutors provided new details about the inner workings and riches of a health-care fraud conspiracy that ranks among the largest in Detroit history, orchestrated by 37-year-old businessman Mashiyat Rashid.

Prosecutors say the conspiracy involved recruiting homeless people as patients, sending phony bills to Medicare, subjecting drug addicts to unnecessary back injections and prescribing powerful pain medication that ended up being sold on the street.

The conspiracy generated so much money that Rashid withdrew $500,000 from a bank this month and stuffed the cash in a duffel bag, the government said. A surveillance team of federal agents watched him enter and leave the bank…

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Texas Allows Open Carry Of Knives And Swords – Washington Standard
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In a move that gets closer to actually recognizing the right of the people to keep and bear arms of all kinds, the state of Texas has advanced a bill into law that will recognize the right of citizens to carry knives or swords with blades that are longer than 5 1/2 inches in public.

After September 1, 2017, if you are carrying anything from a small dagger to a long sword in public, you will not be violating any laws, as it should be.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1935 into law, which removes the restrictions regarding knife blades being carried in public by adults.

“What this law does is it gets rid of all that grey area and simplifies the law,” said AJ Postell, co-founder of Lone Star Gun Rights. “The way the law currently is is that any knife with a blade length over 5 ½ inches is prohibited…

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Feds Issued $171 Million In Improper Payments To People With More Than One Social Security Number – Washington Free Beacon

The Social Security Administration issued nearly $200 million in improper payments by paying people twice for their benefits.

The inspector general for the agency found that individuals with more than one Social Security Number received $171 million, according to a new audit. In many cases, the payments were issued to SSNs held by deceased individuals.

“We identified more than 5,000 instances where, contrary to Agency policy, SSA appeared to simultaneously issue monthly [Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance] OASDI benefits and/or SSI payments to individuals under both of their cross-referred SSNs,” the inspector general said.

“We also identified over 13,000 instances where SSA continued paying beneficiaries after it recorded death information on their cross-referred SSNs,” the inspector general said.

Approximately 4.9 million people have more than one SSN. Individuals who are victims of identity fraud can receive a new SSN, though they are not entitled to receive benefits under both numbers…

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Leftist Douchebag Who Managed To Get Elected To Congress Calls For Statue Of Liberty On Southern Border – American Mirror
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As Republicans make moves to protect the southern border from illegal immigration, a member of Congress has a different idea: build another Statue of Liberty, instead.

During a U.S. House Homeland Security hearing on Tuesday, New York Democratic Rep. José Serrano said instead of building a wall, America should send a different signal: come as you are.

“This country should never build a wall to keep people out,” Serrano said.

Serrano said America should “deal with the immigration issue,” but a wall shouldn’t be included.

“On the contrary, build another Statute of Liberty on the southern border. That’s our message to the world, that statute, not the wall,” he said…

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RNC Raises $13.4 Million In Record-Setting June Haul – The Hill

The Republican National Committee (RNC) raised a record $13.4 million in June, bringing its total 2017 fundraising to $75.3 million.

In a release provided first to The Hill, the RNC announced another strong monthly haul and has $44.7 million in the bank. It’s the most the RNC has raised in June of a nonpresidential year.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel credited the record fundraising to the committee’s “loyal network of grassroots donors” due to their support for President Trump and the GOP’s agenda.

“Because of the generous contributions, the RNC will continue to promote conservative values while bolstering our efforts to support, defend, and elect more Republicans,” McDaniel said in a statement.

“Month after month, the RNC continues to break fundraising records, another testament to the overwhelming support this Republican administration continues to receive from Alaska to Alabama,” RNC Finance Chairman Steve Wynn added…

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Senator John McCain Diagnosed With Malignant Brain Tumor – Tuscon
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U.S. Sen. John McCain revealed Wednesday evening that he has a brain tumor.

The announcement follows a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix last Friday, where a pathology report revealed the glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor.

Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.

A statement from McCain’s doctors say he is recovering from his surgery, but it is unclear when the 80-year-old Republican would return to the Senate.

“Further consultations with Senator McCain’s Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate,” the statement read…

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President Trump Reverses Obama’s Anti-Christian Refugee Policy – Front Page

After declaring that Christians have “been horribly treated” by the refugee program under former President Barack Obama, President Donald Trump has reversed the Obama administration’s disgraceful discrimination against Christian refugees.

According to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. State Department refugee data, during the period from January 21, 2017 – President Trump’s first full day in office – through June 30, “9,598 Christian refugees arrived in the U.S., compared with 7,250 Muslim refugees. Christians made up 50% of all refugee arrivals in this period, compared with 38% who are Muslim.”

From April through June 2017, Iraq was “the only Muslim-majority nation among the top six origin countries.” The number of Syrian refugees admitted to the U.S. from January 21, 2017 through June 30, 2017 was 1779. Comparing the number of refugee admissions from Syria for the entire month of January with the entire month of February 2017, the number dropped by nearly half. By June 2017, the number of refugees admitted from Syria was about 26 percent of the already low number of 673 admitted in February…

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Trump: Sessions Should Have Told Me About Recusal, ‘I Would Have Picked Somebody Else’ – Washington Times
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President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an interview Wednesday for recusing himself from overseeing the Russia investigation, calling the move “very unfair to the president” and expressing regret that he nominated Mr. Sessions.

In an interview with The New York Times, the president said Mr. Sessions’ decision in March led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, a development that Mr. Trump said shouldn’t have happened.

“Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,” Mr. Trump said…

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Congress Grants Permanent U.S. Residency To Charlie Gard – Daily Caller

Charlie Gard has reportedly been granted permanent resident status in the U.S. thanks to an amendment passed by Congress.

Congress passed an amendment granting “permanent resident status to Charlie Gard and family so Charlie can get the medical treatment he needs,” Nebraska Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska tweeted Tuesday.

Permanent U.S. residency for Gard would mean his parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, would not need permission from U.K. doctors to fly him to America for treatment.

Born a little less than a year ago, Gard suffers from a faulty gene that has left him unable to move or breath on his own.

The parents have been fighting a legal battle to keep their child alive since the government appointed a lawyer to determine what is in the child’s best interests rather than allowing the parents to decide…

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“I Won’t Let Myself Be Fucked”: French Armed Forces Chief Resigns After Clashing With Limp-Wristed Macron – Zero Hedge
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France’s armed forces chief resigned on Wednesday, culminating a dramatic dispute with president Emmanuel Macron over defense budget cuts, in what Reuters called “an early test of the newly elected president’s mettle and the tough presidential style he is cultivating.” Last week, General Pierre de Villiers publicly lashed out about Macron’s proposed €850 million cuts to the military’s budget, when in an outburst before a parliament committee he said he “won’t let myself be fucked like that,” adding that “I may be stupid, but I know when I am being had.”

In a statement released on Wednesday, the 60-year-old De Villers said that “in the current circumstances I see myself as no longer able to guarantee the robust defense force I believe is necessary to guarantee the protection of France and the French people, today and tomorrow, and to sustain the aims of our country”…

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ICE Adding Officers In ‘Uncooperative Jurisdictions’ To Arrest Criminal Aliens Released By Leftist Traitors – Breitbart

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) executives are reallocating resources to increase enforcement efforts in “uncooperative jurisdictions” where criminal aliens are released back onto the streets by local jail officials.

Acting ICE Director Thomas D. Homan said he is going to deploy more officers and agents to “sanctuary cities” to arrest illegal criminals, the Washington Examiner reported. In an interview with the Examiner, praised the focus on law enforcement from President Donald Trump saying, “What this president has done is taken the handcuffs off of law enforcement officers who are charged with enforcing immigration laws.”

He said the president’s focus resulted in a 70 percent drop of border apprehensions, leaving immigration officers to place more emphasis on interior enforcement against criminal aliens. He said his focus is now on finding criminal aliens locked up in jails, illegally working jobs, and those on the run from law enforcement…

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More Migrant Riots Hit France – Joseph Klein
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The European migration experiment is failing miserably. Self-declared “refugees” and migrants from Africa and the Middle East are importing their violence, chaos and regressive norms of behavior into formerly harmonious countries all over Western Europe. As Seth J. Frantzman wrote in the Jerusalem Post last December, “They hate the very society they have often chosen to migrate to. Their new society tolerated their intolerance and taught them that this new country provided such unfettered freedom that it should be destroyed.”

For example, while many French people were busy celebrating Bastille Day – a year after the tragic Islamist massacre in Nice – riots and violence reportedly broke out on the nights of July 13 and 14 in suburbs of Paris heavily populated by migrants…

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Trump Sends Feds In To Raid New York’s Islamberg After 2 Decades, Uncovers America’s Worst Nightmare – Freedom Daily

There’s a mysterious hidden Muslim compound called Islamberg that’s nestled deep within the woods of the Catskill mountains in New York. The only way to access the 70-acre compound is through primitive dirt roads, where more than 100 Muslims live in seclusion away from the prying eyes of curious Americans.

For over two decades, infidels have been prohibited from entering, as anyone attempting to enter will be “greeted” by armed Muslims patrolling a guard shack at the compound’s entry gate. Without access to the compound, there’s been no way to confirm rumors about the location being used as a training ground for Muslim terrorists. But after an alarming incident involving one of the Islamberg residents, police were finally able to obtain a warrant and raid the place. And what they discovered that these Muslims have been quietly plotting for years is nothing short of chilling.

For over two decades, this cult-like group of Sharia Law-following Muslims have lived quietly under the guidance of Pakistani Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani, a radical Muslim with known ties to Jamaat al-Fuqra, a terror organization responsible for a long list of terrorist activities around the world, including murders of rival religious figures in the United States…

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Moonbats Release Up To 40,000 Minks That Probably Won’t Survive In The Wild – Moonbattery
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Moonbattery results from a perfect storm of sanctimony, malice, liberal ideology, and idiocy. One of its most extreme manifestations is the animal rights movement, which is likely responsible for this:

Sheriff Don Gudmonson says sometime between 10:30 p.m. Sunday and 5:30 a.m. Monday a person or group of people burglarized the Lang Farms LLC in Eden Lake, just northwest of Eden Valley. The Lang Farms raise mink for pelts.

Gudmonson says once the vandals were on the property they took apart sections of the exterior fence that surrounds the barns and released all the mink from their cages.

Authorities say around 30,000 – 40,000 mink were released, all of which are domesticated and will likely not survive in the wild…

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Government Thieves Go Wild Stealing Your Stuff – WorldNetDaily

The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to stop governments in Michigan from collecting overdue property taxes by confiscating the property, selling it and keeping the entire profit.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs, who want back the difference between their taxes owed and what the government got for their properties, warn that similar scenarios are arising in a handful of other states.

WND reported in March an appeals court decided 2-1 based on jurisdictional issues that it could not order the return of the $190,000 profit Van Buren County made when it confiscated a church’s camp property for nonpayment of taxes.

Two other plaintiffs, each of whom lost smaller parcels, are joining Wayside Church in being represented by Pacific Legal Foundation.

The third judge on the panel pulled no punches, however, in condemning the government.

“In some legal precincts that sort of behavior is called theft,” wrote Judge Raymond Kethledge in his dissent of the 2-1 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in favor of Van Buren County…

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Trump Administration Unveils New Iran Sanctions – The Hill
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The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a new slate of economic sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program and destabilizing actions in the region, the day after announcing that it will grudgingly recertify Tehran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement reached under former President Obama.

The U.S. Treasury Department designated 16 entities and individuals for supporting “illicit Iranian actors or transnational criminal activity,” according to a statement.

Some of those targeted had supported the Iranian military or Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) by developing drones, fast attack boats and other military equipment. Others stole U.S. and western software programs, which were sold to the Iranian government, according to the statement…

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First Statewide Bicycle Tax In Nation Leaves Bike-Crazy Oregon Riders Deflated – Washington Times

In Oregon, a state known for its avid bicycling culture, the state Legislature’s approval of the first statewide bike tax in the nation has fallen flat with riders.

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign the sweeping $5.3 billion transportation package, which includes a $15 excise tax on the sale of bicycles costing more than $200 with a wheel diameter of at least 26 inches.

Even though the funding has been earmarked for improvements that will benefit cyclists, the tax has managed to irk both anti-tax Republicans and environmentally conscious bikers.

BikePortland publisher Jonathan Maus called it “an unprecedented step in the wrong direction.”

“We are taxing the healthiest, most inexpensive, most environmentally friendly, most efficient and most economically sustainable form of transportation ever devised by the human species,” Mr. Maus said…

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DNC Vice Chairman Praises Russian Health Care System During Obamacare Rally – American Mirror
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If Cuba’s health care system is so great, it’s not clear why Minnesota Congressman and DNC Vice Chairman Keith Ellison doesn’t go there for his own care.

While defending Obamacare and opposing changes Republicans want to make to the failing program, Ellison held up as positive examples the health care systems of Cuba, and perhaps more shockingly, that of the Democrats’ favorite boogeyman: Russia.

“Why is it that countries like Cuba or Canada or Russia or a lot of places in this world spend half what we spend per capita and they got better health outcomes than we do?” Ellison asked.

“And the reason is our system is not designed to keep people healthy. It’s not designed to keep them well,” he said…

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House Unveils Balanced Budget That Increases GDP To 2.6% – Washington Free Beacon

The House Budget Committee unveiled its Building A Better America 2018 budget Tuesday, which is balanced and achieves a $9 billion surplus in 10 years and increases GDP growth to 2.6 percent.

“Our budget is one of sustainability, smaller government, stronger national security, and greater freedom for individuals,” the committee states. “The status quo is unsustainable spending, higher deficits and debt, higher taxes, bigger government, and more federal control over the lives of Americans.”

The budget not only balances within a decade, but aims to increase economic growth by implementing tax reform and reducing government regulations, as well as reforming several government programs to ensure taxpayer dollars are used efficiently and appropriately.

The committee notes that under the Obama administration, federal spending grew at a rate that increased the debt to unprecedented levels. They found that if spending continued along this path, in the next 10 years there would be $9.4 trillion more added to the debt…

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Trump Kicks Off ‘Made In America’ Week With Guitars, Tractors, And Fire Engines – Washington Examiner
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President Trump kicked off a week aimed at promoting American manufacturing by touring an exhibition of U.S.-produced goods at the White House and previewing his administration’s plans to rework trade deals in favor of American workers.

“When we purchase products made in the USA, the profits stay here, the revenue stays here and the jobs – probably most importantly of all – they stay right here in the USA,” Trump said during a speech at the White House on Monday.

“For decades, Washington has allowed other nations to wipe out millions of American jobs through unfair trade practices,” Trump said, vowing to renegotiate trade deals in the coming weeks.

“What we’re going to be doing over the next six months will be incredible,” the president said…

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Hundreds Of Colorado Voters Withdraw Registrations In Wake Of Trump-Ordered Probe Of Fraudulent Voting – Breitbart
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Colorado is one state that has agreed to comply with the voter fraud commission that President Donald Trump put in place with an executive order in May.

And now county clerks in that state are reporting that they’ve seen hundreds of people withdraw their voter registrations.

A spokesperson for the Denver Elections Division told a Denver media outlet that 180 people have withdrawn their registrations in the county since Monday of this week.

In Arapahoe County, which includes the city of Aurora, at least 160 people have withdrawn their registrations since July 1, the outlet reported.

Officials said that normally just a handful of people withdraw their voter registration over the same span of time these withdrawal surges have ocurred…

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Illegal Alien Who Snuck Into U.S. 7 Times Was Drunk During Deadly Crash, Prosecutor Says – Fox News

An illegal immigrant who sneaked into the United States from Mexico seven times was driving drunk and speeding down a Nebraska highway when he crashed his van last week, killing a passenger sitting in the back of the vehicle, prosecutors said.

Douglas County prosecutors said in court Tuesday Nemias Garcia-Velasco, 32, was deported in 2009 and 2011 and “voluntarily returned” to Mexico five times in 2005, the Omaha World-Herald reported. He was convicted of making a false claim to U.S. citizenship in 2005.

Garcia-Velasco’s bail was set at $2 million. Prosecutor Ryan Lindberg in court on Tuesday requested a high bail for the illegal immigrant because he feared the man might flee the country – again.

“If this is someone who bonds out, I don’t think we’ll see Mr. Garcia-Velasco again,” Lindberg said.

Garcia-Velasco was speeding down an interstate in Omaha about 1 p.m. last Wednesday when he lost control of his 2001 Dodge Ram van, slamming into a guard rail before the vehicle rolled over and caught fire, officials said…

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Justice Department Announces Largest Heathcare Fraud Takedown In American History – Washington Examiner
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The Department of Justice on Thursday announced what Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the “largest healthcare fraud takedown operation in American history.”

By working with inner Justice Department offices and the Department of Health and Human Services, the federal government charged 412 defendants accused of defrauding taxpayers of roughly $1.3 billion. The charges included 56 doctors, Session said.

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said at a press conference Thursday that 29 bureau field offices around the country were involved, with an assist from more than 300 agents.

“The nation is in the midst of a crisis. Opioid abuse destroys lives,” he said.

At least 120 of those charged were charged for their roles in “prescribing and distributing opioids and other dangerous narcotics.”…

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“Canada Is In Serious Trouble” Again, And This Time It’s For Real – Zero Hedge

Some time ago, Deutsche Bank’s chief international economist, Torsten Slok, presented several charts which showed that “Canada is in serious trouble” mostly as a result of its overreliance on its frothy, bubbly housing sector, but also due to the fact that unlike the US, the average household had failed to reduce its debt load in time.

Additionally, he demonstrated that it was not just the mortgage-linked dangers from the housing market (and this was before Vancouver and Toronto got slammed with billions in “hot” Chinese capital inflows) as credit card loans and personal lines of credit had both surged, even as multifamily construction was at already record highs and surging, while the labor market had become particularly reliant on the assumption that the housing sector would keep growing indefinitely, suggesting that if and when the housing market took a turn for the worse, or even slowed down as expected, a major source of employment in recent years would shrink.

Fast forward to today, when the trends shown by Slok two years ago have only grown more acute, with Canada’s household debt continuing to rise, its divergence with the US never been greater…

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Kid Rock Launches Website For Potential U.S. Senate Run – MLive
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Is Kid Rock running for U.S. Senate? The Michigan native plans “a major announcement in the near future,” according to his Twitter page.

A “Kid Rock for Senate” website has appeared online, and the “All Summer Long” singer, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, emphatically confirmed its authenticity in another Twitter post.

There were no immediate campaign finance filings in Ritchie’s name online Wednesday.

The main display photo on the apparent campaign website features Kid Rock next to a taxidermied deer with a “Made in Detroit” logo in the background.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow is up for re-election in 2018.

Former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bob Young Jr. plans to run for the seat as a Republican…

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GOP Rallies Behind Idiotic Bill – Ann Coulter

Republicans are about to do something very stupid. Using bribery, threats and cajolery, they intend to pass a catastrophically unpopular bill on a party-line vote.

GOP: Obamacare is unpopular, so let’s pass a new health care bill that’s even MORE unpopular.

Normal Person: Why would you do that?

GOP: No, you don’t understand. Obamacare is totally imploding, so if we pass this bill now, all its problems will be blamed on us!

Republicans would be better off doing nothing. They can survive the ridicule for running against Obamacare through four election cycles and then not repealing it. They cannot survive a bill that does nothing to fix the actual problems with Obamacare.

The only explanation for the GOP doing something so stupid and unpopular is that it’s all about tax cuts.

Why can’t we get it through their heads that we didn’t elect Trump to cut taxes? Forty-five percent of people don’t pay any federal income tax – and they voted for Trump!…

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Detroit Schools Chief Wants To Shut Down Charter Schools Ranked Best In State To Focus On Public Schools Ranked Worst In Country – 100PercentFedUp
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The new superintendent for Detroit’s public schools said he will recommend the school district no longer authorize charter schools and focus instead on improving its conventional schools, according to the Detroit Free Press.

“We have to get it right with traditional public schools and our focus, our energy, our resources need to be on that,” Superintendent Nikolai Vitti told the Free Press.

Hechinger Report – Since 1994, there has been an extreme decline in Detroit Public Schools’ enrollment: 73 percent. This has had a huge impact on the financial stability of the district and the performance of its remaining schools. However, the expansion of charter schools is just one reason for the decline in enrollment…

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Democrats At FEC Keep Accepting Foreign-Funded Trips – Daily Caller

Democrats on America’s top election oversight agency have regularly accepted lavish junkets funded by foreign governments and organizations.

Since 2002, the Federal Election Commission’s three Democratic members took at least 50 official trips during their combined time serving on the agency, according to documents obtained from public records and Freedom of Information Act requests. Expenses related to the trips were paid by a combination of foreign groups, governments, and by U.S. taxpayers through the agency’s own budget.

According to the records, which come from the Office of Governmental Ethics and FEC records published by The Hill’s Rudy Takala, none of the FEC’s three Republican commissioners have ever taken a single agency-related international trip while serving on the commission.

Democratic Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, who has engaged in more sponsored trips than any of her colleagues, sought last month to stoke fears over the influence that she said foreign money could have had on the 2016 election, claiming that Russia might have bought ads on Facebook aimed at influencing the American electorate…

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Clint Eastwood Casts Real-Life Heroes In Next Film ‘The 15:17 To Paris’ – Variety
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In an unconventional move, Clint Eastwood has tapped Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone to play themselves in his next movie, “The 15:17 to Paris.” The film will tell the story of the three Americans who stopped a terrorist on a train bound for Paris.

Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer, and Ray Corasani will also join the real-life heroes in the film. Paul-Mikel Williams, Max Ivutin, Bryce Gheisa, Cole Eichenberger, and William Jennings will play younger versions of the Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone.

The casting move is similar to Eastwood’s “Gran Torino,” which featured an almost-unknown cast outside of Eastwood, who also starred in the movie. Following the news that this would be his follow-up to the box office hit “Sully,” Eastwood began a wide-ranging search for the actors who would portray the three Americans…

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Knife-Wielding Leftists Terrorize Children At Chick-Fil-A – Gateway Pundit

“They came in slicing each other’s throats, putting each other on their knees, dropping them onto the floor in front of a bunch of children,” said Crystal Valle-Najar.

Liberals love to terrorize children. They were at it again on Tuesday at a Pinellas Park, Florida, Chick Fil A fast food restaurant where a group of knife-wielding vegan protesters staged a mock slaughter of cows inside the chicken-themed restaurant while parents protected their children. The occasion was Chick Fil A’s ‘cow appreciation day’ where customers who dress as a cow are given free food.

WFLA-TV reported customers and children were alarmed by the protest.

Real-looking knives, splattered fake blood and screaming kids. It’s not the kind of scene Chick-fil-A envisioned when they kicked off “Cow Appreciation Day.”

But, that’s what happened when protesters stormed the Pinellas Park restaurant during the lunch rush. The restaurant offered free food to people dressed like a cow. An animal rights organization picked the spot to make its point…

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Hundreds Of New York Cops Turn Their Backs On Sleazebag Mayor De Blasio At Funeral – The Hill
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Hundreds of New York Police Department officers turned their backs to Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) at the Tuesday funeral for slain Officer Miosotis Familia, The New York Daily News reported.

The backlash stems from rising tensions after de Blasio traveled to Germany last week to speak at a protest during the Group of 20 summit, one day after Familia was killed. Photos show multiple officers turning their backs as the mayor’s speech was aired on a public address system at the Grand Concourse.

A spokesman for de Blasio said he went to Hamburg upon learning that his trip would not conflict with the officer’s funeral. But some police officers felt it the mayor should’ve been in the Big Apple to support the family of a NYPD veteran who had served the force for 12 years…

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Ax-Wielding Psychopath Incites Police Standoff Over Insane Clown Posse Song – Daily Sheeple

The news may not get much crazier than this. An ax-wielding man, who was demanding to hear an Insane Clown Posse song was arrested Monday after an hours-long standoff in front of Kiss 108 studios in Medford, Massachusetts.

According to WBZ-TV, a little after 1:30 p.m. Monday, police responded to 911 calls about a man in a red car who was wielding weapons and complaining about his failed attempt to request My Axe by the Insane Clown Posse.

“He got out of his car with a machete, stopped a girl who worked up on the second floor and said ‘I want you to play a song for me,’” Doreen Schaivone WBZ-TV, the CBS station in Boston.

The oddball in question was later taken into custody by SWAT teams and identified by police as 38-year-old Richard Newton. Newton surrendered to authorities and was taken to the hospital for medical (although mental would have been more effective) evaluation, Lt. Joseph Casey told the Boston Herald…

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Senate Republicans Delay August Recess For Two Weeks To Tackle GOP Agenda – Roll Call
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Senators will need to delay their departures for August recess.

Shortly after eight rank-and-file Republican senators urged postponing the recess to focus on the GOP agenda, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the break would start two weeks later than originally scheduled.

“In order to provide more time to complete action on important legislative items and process nominees that have been stalled by a lack of cooperation from our friends across the aisle, the Senate will delay the start of the August recess until the third week of August,” McConnell said in a statement.

The Kentucky Republican criticized Democrats for slow-walking the pace of nominations and other legislative business…

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Canadian School Textbook Lists Israeli Children As ‘Spies’ And ‘Soldiers’ – Breitbart

Israel has been listed in a Canadian school textbook as a country that recruits children as “spies and soldiers”, placing the Jewish State alongside Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen as a human rights violator.

About 800 elementary schools in Ontario province have received the Grade 6 Social Studies textbook, Canada and the Global Community, published by Nelson Canada which also charges Israel with “kidnapping” child soldiers and “forcing” them to fight. Nelson, Curriculum Services Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Education have all approved the textbook.

B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the province’s education ministry to address the failures in its vetting process tjhat allowed the allegation to go to print and ensure that these inaccuracies are corrected before the next school year, which starts Sept. 6, 2017.

“By including this textbook on the Ontario Trillium List since 2015, the Ministry of Education has allowed false propaganda to be indoctrinated to the youth of this province for the past three years,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada…

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ISIS Confirms Leader Al-Baghdadi Has Been Killed – Zero Hedge
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One month after Russia reported that it had likely killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a May airstrike in Syria, moments ago ISIS declared that its supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has died, Al Masdar news reported, with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights telling Reuters it has “confirmed information” of his death.

According to AMN, ISIS gunmen issued a brief statement announcing that their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead and the name of the “new caliph”, and adds that some Iranian media outlets earlier circulated images confirming al-Baghdadi’s death.

The terrorist group, which recently lost its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, said it will soon announce a successor to Baghdadi…

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U.S. Conducts Successful THAAD Missile Defense Test In Alaska – The Hill

The U.S. missile defense system known as THAAD successfully shot down an intermediate-range ballistic missile during a test on Tuesday, the Missile Defense Agency said.

“This test further demonstrates the capabilities of the THAAD weapon system and its ability to intercept and destroy ballistic missile threats,” MDA Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves said in a statement. “THAAD continues to protect our citizens, deployed forces and allies from a real and growing threat.”

The test of the system has been planned for months, but took on new significance after North Korea successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile last week.

Tuesday’s successful test of THAAD, which stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, was the first time the system has been tested on an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM)…

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15 Marines, 1 Navy Corpsman Killed In Mississippi Plane Crash – Reuters
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U.S. officials were investigating on Tuesday the cause of a military transport plane crash that killed 16 service members a day earlier, leaving a five-mile trail of wreckage in rural northern Mississippi.

The KC-130 Hercules aircraft disappeared from air traffic control radar over Mississippi after taking off from Cherry Point, North Carolina. It plunged into a field at approximately 4 p.m. CDT (5 p.m. EST) on Monday in Mississippi’s LeFlore County, about 100 miles (160 km) north of Jackson, the state capital.

Fifteen Marines and one Navy sailor were onboard, the U.S. Marine Corps said. The names of the deceased were being withheld until family members were notified. Further details on the crash were not released by military officials, but Gen. Robert Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps, pledged “a thorough investigation into the cause of this tragedy.”…

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Canadian Landlord Fined $12,000 For Not Taking Shoes Off In Muslim Tenant’s Home – Fox News

A Canadian landlord who was fined $12,000 for wearing shoes in a Muslim tenant’s home said he felt “humiliated” by the harsh penalty levied by a national human rights tribunal.

In an interview with the Toronto Sun, John Alabi, 52, of Brampton, recounted how he went above and beyond trying to accommodate the Egyptian-born couple who lived in the apartment for two months – just to be slapped with a steep fine for the shoe incident.

“I go beyond all that. I just see everybody as human beings like me. That’s why I took them in,” Alabi told the Toronto Sun in May. “We got along. And then all of a sudden I’m a racist?”

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ordered Alabi in April to pay the tenants $6,000 each after he failed to take his shoes off in the bedroom were the couple prayed while he was showing the home to potential renters. The couple, who moved into first floor of the home in December 2014, terminated their lease on Feb. 28, 2015.

The tribunal also said Alabi “harassed” the couple and “created a poisoned housing environment.”…

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Judge Rules Against London Hospital, In Favor of Charlie Gard’s Parents – CNS
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A judge at London’s High Court ruled against the hospital and in favor of the parents of baby Charlie Gard – who is suffering from a rare genetic disorder – that they may present new scientific evidence concerning their son’s treatment, which will be reviewed this Thursday and could possibly lead to Charlie receiving treatment in the United States. But the outcome is still uncertain and Charlie’s fate is precarious.

Charlie Gard is 10 months old. He lives on life support in the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. His genetic disorder is destructive to muscles and organs, and most people who have the problem die in infancy. The baby’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, want their son to undergo an experimental treatment, which has been helpful in some cases…

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Sarin Unaccounted For At U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground – Zero Hedge

A new internal US Army investigation found that the most deadly chemical and biological agents known to man were improperly handled and tracked at the Army’s Dugway Proving Ground. Dugway was the focus of international headlines in a 2015 investigation which found that “egregious safety failures” over the period of a decade resulted in the shipping of live anthrax spores to 194 laboratories located in 50 states and nine foreign countries via commercial shipping companies like FedEx.

At the time of the 2015 scandal, over two dozen personnel at Dugway were treated for potential anthrax exposure, and an Army review board disciplined ten civilian and military overseers, which included “career-killing” reprimands of the base commander, Brig. Gen. William King.

As reported by the Army Times, the latest investigation conducted by the DoD Inspector General (IG), specifically identified failed protocols and oversight while tracking inventories of sarin nerve agent…

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New Research Shows Guccifer 2.0 Files Were Copied Locally, Not Hacked – Disobedient Media
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New meta-analysis has emerged from a document published today by an independent researcher known as The Forensicator, which suggests that files eventually published by the Guccifer 2.0 persona were likely initially downloaded by a person with physical access to a computer possibly connected to the internal DNC network. The individual most likely used a USB drive to copy the information. The groundbreaking new analysis irrevocably destroys the Russian hacking narrative, and calls the actions of Crowdstrike and the DNC into question.

The document supplied to Disobedient Media via Adam Carter was authored by an individual known as The Forensicator. The full document referenced here has been published on their blog. Their analysis indicates the data was almost certainly not accessed initially by a remote hacker, much less one in Russia…

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Senate GOP Eyes Obamacare Repeal Vote Next Week – The Hill

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said on Monday that Senate Republicans want to roll out a new draft of their bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare as soon as this week, with a vote next week.

“We’re just trying to get a good picture of what the alternatives are, and hopefully next week we’ll be prepared to take the bill up and vote on it,” the No. 2 Senate Republican told reporters.

He added that Republicans are still waiting to hear back from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) but could release an updated draft of their bill by the end of the week.

A Senate GOP aide said senators are expected to get briefed on revisions that have been made to the bill at Tuesday’s lunch, and revised text of the bill could be released later this week.

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) earlier on Monday told CNBC he believed that a bill might be floated as early as Monday.

Cornyn’s comments come as Senate GOP leadership scrambles to figure out a way forward on its bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The Texas Republican pushed back against suggestions that they cancel the August recess or delay leaving town at the end of July…

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House Freedom Caucus Chairman: Next Spending Bill Must Fund Border Wall Or There Will Be A Government Shutdown – Newsmax
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House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows says the next government spending bill must fund construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall, or else there will be a government shutdown.

In an interview with Breitbart News’ Washington editor Matt Boyle, Meadows predicted there would be enough Republicans to block any funding package that does not include money for Trump’s wall. The spending bill has to pass by the end of September.

“Without a doubt there is enough conservative members who will not support any funding mechanism that does not include border wall funding,” the North Carolina conservative told the outlet…

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Two Million More People Lost Insurance Under Obamacare In Second Quarter Of 2017 – Breitbart

A new Gallup/Sharecare poll shows that two million more Americans are without insurance this year, with the number of uninsured rising to 11.7 percent in the second quarter of 2017, up from 10.9 percent in the second quarter of 2016.

The poll stated that 10.9 percent uninsured was a record low over the period from 2008 to 2017.

The story about the poll also noted that the highest percentage of uninsured Americans was in 2013 – at 18 percent – before the Obamacare insurance exchanges opened.

However, also starting in 2014, people who did not buy health insurance faced penalties enforced by the IRS.

“Several marketplace factors could be contributing to the uptick in the uninsured rate since the second half of 2016. Rising insurance premiums could be causing some Americans to forgo insurance, especially those who fail to qualify for federal subsidies,” the pool article stated. “Furthermore, some insurance companies are leaving the ACA marketplace, and the lack of competition could be driving up the cost of plans for consumers.”…

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Teen YouTuber Shoots, Kills Boyfriend In Video Stunt – NBC
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A 19-year-old aspiring YouTube star’s boyfriend is dead after she shot him in the chest in a video stunt gone wrong, according to a criminal complaint filed on Wednesday.

Norman County Sheriff Jeremy Thornton said in a statement that Monalisa Perez of Minnesota was arrested after she shot her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz III, 22, in the chest. According to court documents, she shot him with a gold Desert Eagle .50 caliber handgun – considered one of the most powerful pistols in the world – in the grass outside their home while he held up a hardcover encyclopedia to block the bullet.

The criminal complaint added that the incident came about because Ruiz wanted to make a YouTube video in order to grow the following they had on their YouTube channel…

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China’s National Petroleum Corporation Suspends Fuel Sales To North Korea – Reuters

China National Petroleum Corp has suspended sales of fuel to North Korea over concerns the state-owned oil company won’t get paid, as pressure mounts on Pyongyang to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes, three sources told Reuters.

It’s unclear how long the suspension will last. A prolonged cut would threaten critical supplies of fuel and force North Korea to find alternatives to its main supplier of diesel and gasoline, as scrutiny of China’s close commercial ties with its increasingly isolated neighbour intensifies.

CNPC and the Ministry of Commerce did not respond to requests for comment. North Korea’s embassy in Beijing declined to comment.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang, asked about the sale suspension and whether the Chinese government put pressure on CNPC to make this decision, said: “I do not understand this situation you are talking about” and declined to elaborate.

A source with direct knowledge of the matter said CNPC decided to put fuel sales on hold “over the last month or two” and described it as a “commercial decision”…

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Rhode Island Discovers 150,000 Voters Erroneously On Rolls – Daily Caller
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Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea has found 150,000 people wrongly placed on the state’s voter rolls, The Providence Journal reported Wednesday.

During the 2016 election, the state held a total of 781,770 registered voters. According to The Providence Journal, almost 65,000 names were cleared away since Gorbea became R.I. Sec of State in 2015. An additional 30,000 were classified as “inactive.”

Gorbea said she would not describe it as “fraud.” She added, “It’s really just inaccuracies.”

It is a difficult process to purge voters from the rolls as a result of Rhode Island law and federal law. The Providence Journal notes that if an official election mailer is sent back as undeliverable, the voter can be simply called inactive…

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John Podesta Hauled In For Closed-Door Questioning By House Intel Committee – Zero Hedge

Looks like Johnny’s got some ‘splainin to do. Former Hillary Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta was hauled in front of the House Intelligence Committee during a closed session on Tuesday – ostensibly to answer questions about the Obama administratio’s handling of intelligence that Russia tried to hack state voting systems – and, strangely enough, it’s Democrats who are taking the credit for bringing him in.

As Bloomberg reported, Podesta met behind closed doors with the committee to answer questions about exactly why former President Barack Obama decided to sit on intelligence reports that Russia-backed hackers tried to infiltrate voting systems in 20 states after President Donald Trump took to twitter to point out the obvious hypocrisy in how Congress has aggressively scrutinized him for “collusion” and “obstruction” when it’s becoming increasingly clear that Democrats committed these exact offenses.

And now, Democrats, including Californians Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, are apparently turning on their own…

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24 Hours After Arkansas 10 Commandments Monument Is Erected, Nutbag Livestreams Himself Destroying It – Daily Mail
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An Arkansas man who livestreamed himself driving his car into a new Ten Commandments monument less than 24 hours after it was placed on state Capitol grounds has been arrested.

Michael Reed, 32, has been charged with defacing objects of public interest, criminal trespass and first degree criminal mischief.

An 18-second video of the incident on Reed’s Facebook page begins with music playing in a car before the driver shouts ‘Oh my goodness’ and then ‘Freedom’ before smashing into the monument.

Prior to ramming the monument, Reed shared another video on his Facebook page where he said his intent to start a GoFundMe to buy a new car afterwards…

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Sarah Palin Sues New York Times After Editorial Blames Her For 2011 Gabby Giffords Shooting – NewsBusters

After Republican Rep. Steve Scalise was shot by a Bernie Sanders supporter June 14, Democrats came out in droves to repeatedly blame Republicans and President Trump for the “rhetoric” that supposedly caused the attack. That’s right; a left-wing Bernie supporter tried to assassinate a Republican politician and the media’s reaction was to blame the victim. The New York Times took the same approach but also used the opportunity to smear Sarah Palin in an editorial that reminded readers of the Gabby Giffords shooting in 2011.

The original New York Times editorial that appeared online the day of the attack and the following morning in the paper’s print edition, had this troubling paragraph:

In 2011, when Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl, the link to political incitement was clear. Before the shooting, Sarah Palin’s political action committee circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Ms. Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs…

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Trump EPA To Dump Obama-Era ‘WOTUS’ Rule, Freeing 247 Million Acres Of Farmland – Breitbart
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Tuesday, to the delight of rural America, that the Trump administration is moving to rescind the Obama era’s “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulatory rule.

WOTUS gave the federal government effective authority over water use on 247 million acres of American farmland.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, together with Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Douglas Lamont, signed a proposed regulatory rescission of WOTUS. As soon as the proposed rule change can be published in the Federal Register, under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0203, the public will have a 30-day comment period to “review and revise” the definition of “waters of the United States.”…

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Yazidi Sex Slave Tricked Into Eating Her Infant Son After ISIS Butchered Him – New York Post

A sex slave captured by ISIS was forced to eat her 1-year-old son with a side of rice, according to a gut-wrenching report.

The unnamed Yazidi woman – who was starved for three days in an Iraq basement – unwittingly ate the boy after barbaric guards cooked and served him to her, an Iraqi politician said in a TV interview Monday.

“One of the women whom we managed to retrieve from ISIS said that she was held in a cellar for three days without food or water,” Iraqi MP Vian Dakhill told the Egyptian TV channel Extra News.

“Afterwards, they brought her a plate of rice and meat. She ate the food because she was very hungry,” he said, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

“When she was finished they said to her: ‘We cooked your 1-year-old son that we took from you, and this is what you just ate.’”

The brutal jihadists believed the woman was a devil worshiper because she practices the Yazidi religion, according to the report…

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CNN Uses Sesame Street’s Elmo As Propoganda Tool To Attack Trump’s Travel Ban – Dennis Michael Lynch
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CNN has hit a new low by deciding to use popular Sesame Street television puppet Elmo as a propaganda tool against President Trump’s temporary travel ban.

Here is the script from CNN, which directly attacks President Trump and his policies:

Popular “Sesame Street” character Elmo sympathized with refugee kids in an interview Monday with CNN, remarking that they are just like kids in America.

Elmo was part of a panel including CNN reporter Clarissa Ward, Sherrie Westin from Sesame Workshop, and David Miliband from the International Rescue Committee.

“Did you find that the Syrian little girls and little boys were a lot like your friends here in America?” Ward asked Elmo…

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‘Concerning’ Amounts Of Fecal Bacteria Found In Drinks Sold At UK’s Top Three Coffee Chains – RT

Traces of fecal bacteria have been found in drinks sold by Britain’s three major coffee chains, a BBC investigation has found.

It found that ice drinks from Starbucks, Caffe Nero, and Costa all had traces of the fecal-derived pathogen.

Seven out of 10 samples from Costa, which has been voted the nation’s favorite coffee shop for the third year in a row, were found to contain the bacteria.

Three out of 10 samples from Starbucks and Caffe Nero were found to contain the bacteria, known as fecal coliform.

Tony Lewis of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health said the results are “concerning.”

“These should not be present at any level – never mind the significant numbers found,” he said.

Lewis warned that such “opportunistic pathogens” are the cause of “human disease.”

All three chains said they are now investigating the issue.

Costa, where customers can choose their iced drink from a range of six different flavors, said it had updated its ice-producing guidelines and sought out new equipment…

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Snopes Carries Water For Muhammad – Robert Spencer
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The self-proclaimed fact-checker Snopes.com has been harshly criticized for its Leftist bias, and as is so often the case, a tilt to the Left also means a willingness to foster ignorance and complacency about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat.

After a billboard went up in Indiana pointing out six unsavory aspects of the life of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, Snopes labeled the billboard’s charges “Mostly False” – but that label applies far more accurately to the Snopes report than to the billboard.

Snopes’ falsehoods begin with its initial assertion that the billboard’s title, “the perfect man,” “is poor translation from an Arabic phrase in the Koran, which describes the Prophet as an excellent example.”…

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Florida Woman Strangles Pet Chihuahua To Death After It Bites Her Hand – Daily Mail

A woman in Florida has been arrested on animal cruelty charges for allegedly choking to death her pet chihuahua.

Alice Evans is accused of strangling the animal, which was called Big John Evans, at her home in Marathon on Saturday.

She was arrested after allegedly confessing her crime to medical staff at a local hospital where she went after being bitten by the animal.

Evans told police at her home that it was the third time the animal had bitten her this year, NBC Miami reported on Tuesday.

She used its leash to strangle it and then buried its body in her back yard, police say.

After her confession, they dug the animal’s body up and took it to a veterinary hospital where the cause of its death was given as strangulation.

Evans was held on $25,000 bond and remains in custody awaiting a court date…

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Venezuela: Police Helicopter Attacks Supreme Court With Grenades – The Guardian
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A police helicopter launched grenades at Venezuela’s supreme court building on Tuesday evening following months of protests against the country’s president, Nicolلs Maduro.

Maduro said “terrorists” had lobbed two grenades that failed to detonate. Some reports put the number of grenades higher. Local media suggested a former police intelligence officer had carried out the attack.

Videos circulated on social media showed a man piloting the helicopter while holding a banner that read “Liberty. Article 350”, in reference to the part of the Venezuelan constitution that allows citizens to declare themselves in civil disobedience in front of “any regime that runs counter to democratic guarantees or undermines human rights”…

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Senate Judiciary Committee Targets Obama ‘Unmasking’ Operatives – Washington Times

The Senate Judiciary Committee will attempt during a closed-door hearing Wednesday to get to the bottom of the alleged “unmasking” of Trump campaign and transition officials by the Obama White House – furthering a potentially explosive counter-narrative coursing beneath the various congressional probes into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Former National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice, in addition to other top officials from the Obama administration, have come under suspicion during recent months amid accusations that they inappropriately “unmasked” requests to identify Trump associates caught up in clandestine surveillance of Russian operatives prior to and during the immediate aftermath of the November election.

While Republican lawmakers have during recent months led the charge for a deeper investigation into the unmasking allegations, it was a key Democrat on the Judiciary Committee who raised the issue during a public committee hearing on Tuesday, asserting that lawmakers hope to explore it more deeply with FBI officials during a secret hearing slated for Wednesday…

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Economists Hilariously Over-Predicted Economic Growth Under Obama – Daily Caller
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White house economists overestimated annual economic growth by about 80 percent on average for a six year stretch during Barack Obama’s presidency, according to Freedom Works economic consultant Stephen Moore.

Economists predicted growth between 3.2 to 4.6 percent for the years 2010 through 2015. Actual economic growth never hit above 2.6 percent.

“Why does anyone bother to listen to economists anymore?” Moore writes in The Washington Times. “Almost all of the economics profession… bought into the Keynesian idea that what would revive the economy after the Great Recession of 2008-09 was massive government spending ‘stimulus.’ The trillions of dollars of government borrowing here and abroad created a decade-long anemic recovery.”…

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Senate Republicans Delay Vote On Craptastic Healthcare Bill Until After July 4th Recess – Daily Caller

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that the Senate will delay the vote on its version of Obamacare repeal until after the July 4 recess.

The Senate released a revised healthcare bill Monday that takes out the individual mandate and replaces it with a penalty for people who go without insurance. If the Senate passes the bill, people who choose to go without insurance for over 63 days will have a six-month waiting period imposed upon them before they can reenroll in the individual insurance market.

The Congressional Budget Office expected that some 22 million people would lose insurance by 2026.

The House bill, passed in early May, was originally expected to leave 24 million people without insurance, but was later amended to 23 million. The Senate’s version, after weeks of debate, is only anticipated to save an additional 1 million of the expected loss in the insurance market.

The revised Senate bill keeps many of the provisions of the June 22 draft…

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Acting FBI Director McCabe Under Investigation For Violating Hatch Act – Circa
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The Office of U.S. Special Counsel, the government’s main whistleblower agency, is investigating whether FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s activities supporting his wife Jill’s Democratic campaign for Virginia state senate in 2015 violated the Hatch Act’s prohibition against FBI agents campaigning in partisan races.

The agency’s probe was prompted by a complaint in April from a former FBI agent who forwarded social media photos showing McCabe wearing a T-shirt supporting his wife’s campaign during a public event and then posting a photo on social media urging voters to join him in voting for his wife.

“I am voting for Jill because she is the best wife ever,” McCabe put on a sign that he photographed himself holding…

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19th Obamacare Co-Op Folds, Leaving Only 4 Operating In 2018 – Washington Free Beacon

Minuteman Health of Massachusetts and New Hampshire announced it is withdrawing from the Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2018, leaving only four co-ops in operation. The co-op will stop writing business on January 1 and organize a new company, Minuteman Insurance Company, instead.

The company cited issues with Obamacare’s risk-adjustment program, which is the program that shifts money away from those with healthier customers to those with sicker enrollees. Minuteman Health said that the negative impact of this program had been “substantial.”

“Unfortunately, the program has not worked as intended,” the company said. “It has been difficult for insurers to predict their risk-adjustment obligations, which has led some to withdraw from the ACA market.”

“The program also unfairly penalizes issuers like MHI that are small, low cost, and experience high growth,” the company said. “The significant relative impact from risk adjustment has been the principal driver of a reduction in MHI’s surplus and capital over 2 [sic] time.”…

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Massive Cyber Attack Spreads Across The Globe – Fox Business
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Another widespread cyber attack is causing massive disruptions around the world Tuesday.

Pharmaceutical giant Merck (MRK) became the first major U.S. company impacted by the ransomware, annoucing mid-day Tuesday its “computer network was compromised” as part of the global hack.

Ukraine has been hit particularly hard as government and company officials have reported serious intrusions across the Ukrainian power grid, banks and government offices. The country’s prime minister says that the cyber attack affecting his country is “unprecedented,” but “vital systems haven’t been affected.”

Russia’s top oil producer Rosneft has said it has been hacked, as well as Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk and Britain’s WPP – the largest advertising company in the world…

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Did The FBI Retaliate Against Michael Flynn By Launching Russia Probe? – Circa

The FBI launched a criminal probe against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled the bureau’s leadership by intervening on behalf of a decorated counterterrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of sexual discrimination, according to documents and interviews.

Flynn’s intervention on behalf of Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz was highly unusual, and included a letter in 2014 on his official Pentagon stationary, a public interview in 2015 supporting Gritz’s case and an offer to testify on her behalf. His offer put him as a hostile witness in a case against McCabe, who was soaring through the bureau’s leadership ranks.

The FBI sought to block Flynn’s support for the agent, asking a federal administrative law judge in May 2014 to keep Flynn and others from becoming a witness in her Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) case, memos obtained by Circa show. Two years later, the FBI opened its inquiry of Flynn…

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Polling Shows Nancy Pelosi ‘Toxic’ In Districts Democrats Hoping To Flip – Washington Free Beacon
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) is overwhelmingly unpopular in many of the districts that Democrats are hoping to flip in 2018, according to internal polling data released by a top Republican super PAC.

The newly released data from the Congressional Leadership Fund justifies its strategy for special elections in both Montana and Georgia, where the Democratic candidates were bombarded with ads tying them to Pelosi.

In Montana, where Rob Quist was called “Pelosi in a cowboy hat,” the minority leader had a 59 percent unfavorable rating, and in Georgia, where Jon Ossoff was labeled “San Francisco’s congressman,” she had a 56 percent unfavorable rating, according to the CLF poll…

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Study: Seattle’s Minimum Wage Increase Goes Horribly Wrong – Washington Examiner

Seattle’s hotly-disputed $15-an-hour minimum wage law is reportedly hurting the exact people it was supposed to help.

Low-wage workers in Seattle have seen their earnings decline by an estimated $125 per month, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper titled, “Minimum Wage Increases, Wages, and Low-Wage Employment: Evidence from Seattle.”

That’s an earnings decline of $1,500 per year.

Several employers have reduced their payrolls, the study reported, adding that others have cut employee hours or the size of their staff.

The city enacted the first phase of the Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance in 2015, raising the minimum wage from $9.47 to $11 per hour. It enacted the second phase in 2016, which boosted the minimum to $13 per hour for larger employers. Its eventual plan is to see that amount boosted all the way to $15 per hour…

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New Low: Megyn Kelly’s Ratings Plummet Again – Breitbart
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How low can Megyn Kelly’s ratings go?

NBC’s Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly got walloped by a fresh episode of 60 Minutes and lost yet again to a rerun of America’s Funniest Home Videos. In fact, as Variety pointed out, Kelly’s show slipped to “a new low in both the key demo and total viewers.”

Kelly’s much-hyped interview with Alex Jones that aired last week was her lowest-rated program to date until last night’s show, which “averaged a 0.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen data. That is down from a 0.5 and 3.6 million viewers [for] last week’s episode.” 60 Minutes had 7.2 million viewers while the rerun of America’s Funniest Home Videos got 3.9 million…

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Student Headed To Prison For Registering Dead Voters For Democrats – WTVR

A man paid to register Virginia voters prior to the 2016 Presidential Election will spend at least 100 days in prison for submitting the names of deceased individuals to the Registrar’s Office.

James Madison University student Andrew J. Spieles, 21, of Harrisonburg, pled guilty Monday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. As part of the plea agreement, Spieles agreed to a prison sentence of 100 to 120 days.

Spieles worked for Harrisonburg Votes when he committed the crime, according to acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle.

Harrisonburg Votes is a political organization affiliated with the Democratic Party.

“In July 2016 Spieles’ job was to register as many voters as possible and reported to Democratic Campaign headquarters in Harrisonburg,” a U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesperson said. “In August 2016, Spieles was directed to combine his registration numbers with those of another individual because their respective territories overlapped…

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Delusional: Jeff Zucker Hilariously Claims Viewers Trust CNN ‘More Than Ever’ – Page Six
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CNN boss Jeff Zucker says despite Donald Trump’s war on the network and what the president says is “fake news,” he is certain that CNN maintains the trust of its viewers, as it extends into digital brands to attract a younger audience.

Speaking at Cannes Lions, he said, “CNN has been around for 37 years, our trustworthiness today is the same as it was a year ago, before people in high offices started questioning it. We know that through our own brand research. Just because somebody says you are not trustworthy, that doesn’t mean it is so… CNN’s brand equity is built over 37 years doing hard work in very dangerous places… those who rely on CNN trust CNN more than ever.”

He appeared on a panel with YouTube star Casey Neistat…

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Libtards Accidentally Fly Banner Attacking Nevada Republican Over West Virginia – Washington Free Beacon

Liberal activists in West Virginia accidentally flew an aerial message attacking a Republican senator representing a completely different state on the other side of the country.

Reporters at the Charleston Gazette-Mail on Monday noticed a plane flying around West Virginia’s capital city with a banner reading, “SEN HELLER: KEEP YOUR WORD VOTE NO ON TRUMPCARE.”

The only problem? Republican Sen. Dean Heller represents Nevada. The GOP senator representing West Virginia is Shelley Moore Capito.

The Gazette-Mail‘s executive editor, Rob Byers, identified UltraViolet, a liberal women’s advocacy group, as the organization responsible for the embarrassing mixup.

UltraViolet appeared to be using its aerial message to pressure Senate Republicans to vote against the chamber’s health care bill under consideration to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Aerial messages appear to be a favorite tool of UltraViolet…

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Google Fined A Record €2.4 Billion For Skewing Search Results In European Antitrust Ruling – Zero Hedge
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Google suffered a major regulatory blow on Tuesday, when the EU’s antitrust regulator fined Alphabet’s Google a record €2.42 billion ($2.71 billion) fine for “abusing its dominance in search” and favoring its own comparison-shopping service in search results: a decision with far-reaching implications for both the tech sector and already strained transatlantic relations.

The EU further ordered the search giant to apply the same methods to rivals as its own when displaying their services in search results.

Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, said Google “denied other companies the chance to compete” and left consumers without “genuine choice.”

Google’s strategy for its comparison shopping service wasn’t just about attracting customers by making its product better than those of its rivals…

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Leftist Democrats Using Sham Lawsuits To Try And Obstruct, Impeach Trump – Daily Signal

Nearly 200 Democratic politicians – 198 in total – are now plaintiffs in two lawsuits against President Donald Trump.

The claims they raise are substantially similar to those made in a separate lawsuit brought by the advocacy group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), which was filed against Trump in January.

All three groups of plaintiffs claim Trump is violating the Foreign Emoluments Clause and the President’s Compensation Clause of the U.S. Constitution because, like many presidents before him, he owns assets that continue to earn profits while he is president.

But these “emoluments” lawsuits have another commonality: They all advance the campaign of liberal groups and the Democrat Party to “resist” and ultimately impeach the president.

Two points make that clear: The meaning of the word emoluments as it appears in the U.S. Constitution, and the origin of the present “emoluments” debate…

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Nearly 30% Of Illegal Alien Children Held At Border Have Ties To MS-13 Or Other Gangs – Washington Times
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Nearly 30 percent of the illegal immigrant children the U.S. is holding in its dormitories have ties to criminal gangs, the government revealed Wednesday, suggesting that the Obama-era surge of Central Americans has fed the country’s growing problem with MS-13 and other gangs.

Federal officials refused even to guess at the true scope of the problem, telling the Senate Judiciary Committee that they can give only small snapshots of what they see. But they said the devastation on communities across the country is clear: killings and chaos, particularly among other immigrants – both legal and illegal.

The Border Patrol identified 160 teens who were known or suspected gang members when they first showed up at the border, but whom the Obama administration said it had to admit under U.S. law…

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Minneapolis Installs Shariah Hotline For ‘Hate Speech’ Snitches – WorldNetDaily

The city of Minneapolis has set up a hotline for residents to report suspected hate crimes, including “speech and actions,” according to statements on the city’s website.

The city, which will operate the “service” through its 3-1-1 helpline, is targeting any “harassing behaviors motivated by prejudice,” according to a press release. Those wishing to report a hate crime from outside the city may dial 612-673-3000.

According to the local newspaper, the Star-Tribune, “the announcement comes amid signs of a recent surge of such incidents affecting Muslims and Jews across the country, many of which go unreported.”

The city’s Department of Civil Rights clearly states on its website that it only enforces hate crimes against certain “protected classes.”

A city official further indicated the impetus for the hate-crimes hotline was the election of President Trump and that the targets would be his supporters…

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CNN: Man Who Stabbed Cop At Michigan Airport ‘Said Something In Arabic’ – Chicks On The Right
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Earlier, we told you about the ongoing incident at Michigan’s Bishop International Airport. According to reports, a man stabbed a police officer, and the airport had to be evacuated.

As far as we know, Lieutenant Jeff Neville is in critical condition. The FBI is involved, and the entire thing is being investigated as a possible terror-related incident. According to witnesses, the suspect – who’s from Quebec – shouted “Allahu akbar” before stabbing the officer.

Perhaps “something” that rhymed with Mallahu Frakbar? Nah. The man “said something” in Arabic. It could’ve been anything, really. Maybe he said, “I want tacos!” in Arabic. Or “Why is my flight delayed?!”

We can’t know for sure.

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Senate Republicans Release ObamaCare Repeal Bill – The Hell

Senate Republican leaders on Thursday released a draft of their long-awaited ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill ahead of a high-stakes vote expected next week.

The measure includes deep cuts to Medicaid and fundamentally reshapes that program from an open-ended government commitment to a system of capped federal payments that limit federal spending.

The bill repeals billions of dollars in taxes that were used to raise money for ObamaCare’s coverage expansion and also abolishes the law’s mandates to buy coverage.

The tax credits under ObamaCare to help people buy private coverage would be kept but reshaped so that they are less generous and cost the government less money.

“It’s time to act because ObamaCare is a direct attack on the middle class and American families deserve better than it’s failing status quo,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday…

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CIA Staff Fired For Stealing Over $3,000 Worth Of Snacks From Vending Machines – BuzzFeed
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Several CIA contractors were kicked out of the agency for stealing more than $3,000 in snacks from vending machines, according to official documents newly obtained by BuzzFeed News.

The thefts took place starting in the fall of 2012 and continued through March 2013, according to a declassified Office of Inspector General report from October 2013. The report is one of hundreds only recently released to BuzzFeed News through a Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit filed in 2015.

The “theft scheme” involved unplugging a cable connecting the machines to an electronic payment system called FreedomPay, and then using “unfunded FreedomPay cards” to buy the snacks at no cost…

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Brooklyn Public Library Hosts ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ – Washington Free Beacon

The Brooklyn Public Library is hosting almost monthly “Drag Queen Story Hour” events that teach “gender fluidity” to preschoolers.

“Drag Queen Story Hour puts the rainbow in reading [and] also captures the imagination and play of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models!” according to a listing for an event last weekend posted on the library website.

The events began last fall, and are modeled off a program created by Michelle Tea, an “author of five memoirs,” in San Francisco.

One of the first story hours in Brooklyn featured the drag queen “Lil Miss Hot Mess,” reading from Tatterhood, a book of “feminist folktales.” Little Miss Hot Mess got her start in a gay bar in San Francisco.

“In the spirit of unfettered exploration of self that great books can prompt, the Feminist Press brings a new reading series for children to the Brooklyn Public Library, featuring classic tales read by drag queens,” the Brooklyn Public Library said in September…

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Sears Canada Files For Bankruptcy – WPLG
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Sears Canada filed for bankruptcy early Thursday, making it the latest casualty of the crisis among traditional brick-and-mortar retailers. It’s also another sign of trouble for the iconic retailer.

Sears Canada, which has more than 200 stores and about 17,000 employees, was spun-off as an independent company in 2012. But the filing is still bad news for Sears Holdings, which owns both the Sears and Kmart brands in the United States. Sears Holdings still owns 12% of its shares.

Sears Holdings CEO and principal shareholder Eddie Lampert, who has been struggling to keep the company afloat amid its own mounting losses, owns a total of 45% of Sears Canada both personally and through his hedge fund…

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UK Man Sentenced To 20 Months For Anti-Muslim Posts On Facebook – Daily Caller

Nigel Pelham of Sussex, England, has been sentenced to 20 months in prison after being found guilty on “eight counts of publishing threatening written material intending to stir up religious hatred against Muslims,” according to the Sussex police.

Hate Crimes Sergeant Peter Allen said, “Nigel Pelham used Facebook to express some truly offensive views, with no understanding of how serious his actions were. Many people see social media as a harmless and sometimes faceless place to air their opinions, however I hope this shows we will not tolerate this type of behaviour and will act when someone reports their concern about what someone is posting.”

Pelham, 50, was convicted for eight posts he made between February and November of 2015, which included a post where he suggested people “put a Muslim on top of a bonfire.”

Sergeant Allen called on residents of Sussex to report their fellow citizens should they find anything offensive posted on social media…

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In Major Diplomatic Shift, North Korea Open To Halting Nuclear, Missile Tests – Zero Hedge
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Is Trump about to have his biggest diplomatic victory yet?

According to Yonhap, North Korea’s top envoy to India on Wednesday offered a conditional moratorium, i.e. halt, on his country’s nuclear and missile tests in what was said to be an “apparent bid to hold talks with the United States.” While the North Korean offer is conditional, its “demands” are hardly outrageous.

North Korea Ambassador to India Kye Chun-yong said Pyongyang is willing to talk in terms of freezing its nuclear and missile tests under certain circumstances. “If our demands is met, we can negotiate in terms of the moratorium of such as weapons testing,” Kye said in English in an interview posted on the website of India’s television station WION…

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As Many As 5.7 Million Non-Citizens Voted In 2008 Election – Washington Times

A research group in New Jersey has taken a fresh look at postelection polling data and concluded that the number of noncitizens voting illegally in U.S. elections is likely far greater than previous estimates.

As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House.

The research organization Just Facts, a widely cited, independent think tank led by self-described conservatives and libertarians, revealed its number-crunching in a report on national immigration.

Just Facts President James D. Agresti and his team looked at data from an extensive Harvard/YouGov study that every two years questions a sample size of tens of thousands of voters. Some acknowledge they are noncitizens and are thus ineligible to vote.

Just Facts’ conclusions confront both sides in the illegal voting debate: those who say it happens a lot and those who say the problem nonexistent…

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Attacker Shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ Before Stabbing Michigan Cop At Flint Airport – Daily Caller
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An unknown assailant allegedly yelled “Allahu Akbar” before stabbing an off-duty police officer in the neck area at the Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan on Wednesday, according to various reports.

The suspect is currently in custody, according to a Fox News report, and the FBI is investigating the incident as a possible terror attack. The officer, Lt. Jeff Neville, was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but has since been upgraded to stable after surgery, according to NBC.

“We are aware of reports that the attacker made statements immediately prior to or while attacking the officer, but it is too early to determine the nature of these alleged statements or whether or not this was an act of terrorism,” said the FBI in a statement…

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Independent Investigators: Seth Rich ‘Likely’ Murdered By Contract Hitman – WorldNetDaily

DNC staffer Seth Rich, who was brutally murdered on July 10, 2016, on a street near his Washington home – sparking discussion that he might have been the source of party insider emails turned over to WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential race – probably wasn’t the victim of a random homicide.

Or a robbery gone bad.

Rather, his murder “more likely (was) committed by a hired killer or serial murderer.”

Those are the conclusions of the Profiling Project, which released the results of a months-long investigation into Rich’s death on Tuesday.

The project, an “all-volunteer group of current and former George Washington University forensic psychology graduate students and instructors,” said it came together for the investigation to “aid the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police utilizing forensic psychology skills and tools in hopes of providing at least one actionable item.”…

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Three-Time Oscar-Winner Daniel Day-Lewis Retires From Acting – Breitbart
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Three-time Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis announced his retirement from acting on Tuesday. The 60-year-old screen legend – considered by many to be among the greatest actors of his generation – said in a statement through his publicist that he had made a “private decision” to quit acting, and no further reason was given for the abrupt announcement.

“Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years,” the star’s publicist, Leslee Dart, said in a statement to Variety. “This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.”

Day-Lewis is the only actor to have won three Best Actor Academy Awards (Jack Nicholson and Walter Brennan each won three apiece, but not all in the lead Actor category), for his roles in Lincoln (2012), There Will Be Blood (2007), and My Left Foot (1989)…

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House Passes Bill Expanding Tax Incentives For Nuclear Power Plants – Washington Examiner

The House passed legislation on Tuesday to expand the use of tax incentives for new nuclear power plants well into the next decade.

The bipartisan nuclear tax bill passed by voice vote, and had 32 co-sponsors at the time it was approved.

“Without this legislation, the nuclear power industry may cease to exist as we know it in this country, which is exactly why passing this bill now is more important than ever,” said Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., a lead sponsor of the bill. “We need to give these plants the certainty of these tax credits, just as Congress intended.”

The southeast, where Rice is from, is one of the only regions of the country that is building new nuclear power plants, as the nation’s aging fleet of older plants continues to face economic and market constraints that are forcing them to shut down prematurely.

The bill removes a restriction for nuclear power plants to enter into service by 2020 in order to benefit from the production tax credit, which subsidizes the electricity generated from the plants by 1.8 cents per kilowatt hour…

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Congress Pushes Bill To Let Lawmakers Carry Concealed Weapons Anywhere In United States – Washington Free Beacon
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Congress is considering new legislation that would permit lawmakers to carry a concealed firearm wherever they perform official duties across the United States, according to a copy of the new bill that marks an unprecedented effort to help lawmakers confront a growing threat to their safety.

Rep. Brian Babin (R., Texas) introduced the legislation on Tuesday, about a week after a radicalized shooter opposed to President Donald Trump and Republicans shot Rep. Steve Scalise (R., La.), a congressional staffer, a lobbyist, and two Capitol police officers in Virginia.

The legislation would enable certified members of Congress to carry a concealed weapon “in nearly every conceivable scenario,” according to information released by Babin’s office…

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Feds Seize Nearly 100 Pounds Of Fentanyl In Unprecedented Drug Bust – Washington Times

Federal authorities said Monday that a narcotics probe has resulted in the seizure of nearly 100 pounds of fentanyl, or enough of the drug to kill more than a million people.

Drug Enforcement Administration agents seized about 97 pounds of the synthetic opiate during the course of investigating an alleged narcotics ring in San Diego, federal prosecutors announced Monday.

Details of the seizure were unveiled in tandem with the unsealing of a related indictment against three of the operation’s purported suspects: Jonathan Ibarra, 45; Anna Baker, 30; and Hector Fernando Garcia, 46.

Federal agents determined that Mr. Ibarra “received instructions” on Nov. 20, 2016 for using a female courier later identified as Ms. Baker to transport an unidentified narcotic, according to the documents.

DEA agents armed with the information requested a traffic stop of Ms. Baker’s rented vehicle afterwards and uncovered about 15 kilograms of what authorities ultimately determined to be fentanyl…

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Republican Ralph Norman Wins South Carolina Special Election – Townhall
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While most eyes are on the GA-06 special election between John Ossoff and Karen Handel, Republican Ralph Norman just won the night’s other special election, in South Carolina’s 5th district.

Norman defeated Democrat Archie Parnell in a race that was called about two hours after the polls closed in the Palmetto State. The seat was formerly occupied by Republican Mick Mulvaney, who was tapped by President Donald Trump to become the new director of the Office of Management and Budget.

On Monday, Trump tweeted his support for Norman, saying that he thought that Norman would be a “fantastic help” in cutting taxes, securing the border, reforming healthcare. Trump encouraged people to go out and vote…

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Illinois Comptroller: “The State Can No Longer Function” – Zero Hedge

With just 10 days to go until Illinois enters its third year without a budget, resulting in the state’s imminent downgrade to junk status and potentially culminating in a default for the state whose unpaid bills now surpass $15 billion, Democratic Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza issued a warning to Illinois Gov. Rauner and other elected officials on Tuesday, saying in a letter that her office has “very serious concerns” it may no longer be able to guarantee “timely and predictable payments” for some core services.

In the letter posted on her website, Mendoza who over the weekend warned that Illinois is “in massive crisis mode” and that “this is not a false alarm” said the state is “effectively hemorrhaging money” due to various court orders and laws that have left government spending roughly $600 million more a month than it’s taking in. Mendoza said her office will continue to make debt payments as required, but indicated that services most likely to be affected include long-term care, hospice and supportive living centers for seniors…

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Republican Karen Handel Wins Special Election In Georgia Despite Democrats Dumping Tens Of Millions Into Race – Breitbart
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Republican Karen Handel has won the special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, according to Decision Desk HQ, which called the race for her at 9:59 pm eastern.

With 79 percent of the precincts reporting at 9:59 pm eastern, Handel held the lead with 52.4 percent of the vote, compared to 47.6 percent of the vote for Democrat Jon Ossoff, according to the Real Clear Politics vote count.

In raw votes, Handel had 114,790 votes, compared to Ossoff’s 104,316 votes, an advantage of more than 10,000 votes.

It was a stunning setback for Democrats nationally, who had poured more than $30 million into the Ossoff candidacy, either through direct funding of his campaign, party expenditures, or independent organization expenditures…

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Racist Professor Who Made Belligerent Appearance On ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Suspended Indefinitely – Daily Caller

A former professor at Essex County College was indefinitely suspended two days after her heated appearance on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Lisa Durden was told that she had to cancel her classes and report to Essex County College’s human resources department two days after a June 6 appearance on the prime time Fox News show. School officials then indefinitely suspended her.

“They did this to humiliate me,” Durden told The Star-Ledger. “Essex County College publicly lynched me in front of my students.”

Durden went off on the show in defense of a black-only Memorial Day party organized by Black Lives Matter, dodging a direct question from Carlson on whether it’s okay to exclude people based on race.

“I thought the whole point of Black Lives Matter, or one of the points, would be to speak out against singling people out on the basis of their race and punishing them for that because you can’t control what your race is, and yet they seem to be doing that, explain that to me,” Tucker said…

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Senate Republicans Move Closer To Deal On Health Care – Breitbart
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Senate Republicans are moving closer to a deal on health care reform despite their differences on Medicaid spending.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) expressed delight that the Senate is edging closer to a deal on health care after three hours of closed-door meetings. McConnell told reporters, “We’re getting close to having a proposal to whip and to take to the floor.”

McConnell works with a hard whip count. The Senate can only afford to lose two of his chamber’s Republican seats, with Vice President Mike Pence to break the tie. At the moment both Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) remain skeptical towards the bill. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) hopes for a slower rollback of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion…

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Washington, D.C. Spends $500,000 On Free Legal Help For Illegal Aliens – American Mirror

The District of Columbia is doling out $500,000 in special grants to 10 area organizations looking to offer legal help to illegal immigrants, including an $84,000 grant to a city charter school that caters to immigrants.

“Our students have been coming to us, and many of our students are really fearful of what’s happening on the national level as far as immigration policies, and so this was a way of being able to help our students know what their rights are, and to provide direct services to our families,” Christie McCay, executive director of the Briya Public Charter School, told WAMU.

“If our families are feeling like it’s not safe to come out of their homes,” she added, “they won’t be able to come to school.”

The school’s student services coordinator, Raquel Farah-Robison, said the grant will allow school officials to expand on what they’re already doing. In just the last month, Briya hosted 250 families for three “Know Your Rights” information fairs and connected dozens with a local immigration attorney for detailed advice…

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Berkeley Trump Supporter Who Was Pepper Sprayed During Protests Sues The University And Others For $23 Million – Washington Examiner
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Lawyers for a young female Trump supporter who was pepper sprayed during the UC Berkeley protests in February announced Wednesday that they sued the university and 17 other entities for $23 million.

Kiara Robles was pepper sprayed during an interview with an ABC affiliate by a masked assailant during protests over a speech by former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. Her attorneys, who work for conservative group Freedom Watch, filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Monday.

Freedom Watch stated that they are “alleging the brutal assault and other causes of action that resulted in extreme damage to a young gay woman, Kiara Robles, who was simply attending a speaking event to hear an investigative reporter of Breitbart News, Milo Yiannopoulos,” and that the university violated her First and Fourth Amendment rights…

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Nursery Worker Beaten And Stabbed By 3 Muslim Girls ‘Shouting About Allah’ – Evening Standard

A nursery worker was beaten up and stabbed by three girls as she walked to work in east London this morning.

The woman, aged in her 30s, was walking from Wanstead station to Little Diamonds nursery on Hermon Hill when the attackers came up behind her at just after 9.30am on Wednesday. They shoved her to the ground before punching and kicking her during the terrifying attack.

Karrien Stevens, who runs Little Diamonds nursery on Hermon Hill where the victim works, told the Standard the three attackers were “chanting the Koran”. She said: “A staff member was coming to work when three Asian girls came up behind her chanting the Koran.

“They pulled her to the ground, kicking and punching her. “One of them got the knife out and cut her arm. “They were shouting about Allah, that and the Koran.”

The nursery manager added the attack had “nothing to do with the nursery”.

It is not being treated as terrorist-related…

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American Hate Preacher Who Inspired London Bridge Terrorist Is Now On The Lamb – Daily Mail
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The American preacher of hate watched online by one of the London terror attackers was called ‘fanatically anti-American’ by prosecutors – and even photographed posing as a ‘mujaheddin’ – a jihadi warrior.

Ahmad Musa Jibril fled his Dearborn, Michigan, home in the aftermath of the mass murder attack so quickly that he left his sandals on the deck. His mother and sister who live a few blocks away had also vanished.

The 46-year-old has never been jailed for terrorism – but he is a conman who federal prosecutors put behind bars for a massive attempt to steal from taxpayers. When he was sentenced, in Detroit in 2005, they revealed his astonishing terrorists sympathies, including how he tried to take credit for a 1995 al Qaeda bombing which killed four Americans…

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U.S. Customs Officers Bust Woman Trying To Smuggle 150 Pounds Of Meth Across Mexican Border – Fox News

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Sunday discovered 150 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside popcorn boxes in a woman’s SUV at the San Ysidro port of entry.

An officer stopped the 25-year-old U.S. citizen after noticing a large amount of food inside the Jeep Liberty. A canine then alerted officers to popcorn boxes in the trunk.

Officers found 15 large packages of methamphetamine, which amounted to a street value of more than $481,952.

Officers seized the vehicle and all narcotics.

The discovery was part of a total of 388 pounds of methamphetamine, 162 pounds of cocaine, 32 pounds of heroin and 250 pounds of marijuana officers intercepted at ports of entry in the San Diego and Imperial Valley counties over the weekend.

The 837 pounds of narcotics were valued at over $3.9 million.

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Under Trump, Regulation Slows To A Crawl – Politico
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Before he took office, Donald Trump promised to roll back the reach of the federal government, saying that he would end the “regulation industry” on the first day of his presidency. The effect has been immediate and dramatic: According to data compiled by POLITICO, significant federal regulation since Trump’s inauguration has slowed to an almost total halt.

From Inauguration Day until the end of May, just 15 regulations were approved by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), the White House department that reviews important new federal rules. That’s by far the fewest among comparable periods since recordkeeping began in the 1990s: Ninety-three rules were approved during the same period in Barack Obama’s administration, and 114 under George W. Bush…

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Leftist State Representative From Texas Busted For Drunk Driving – Washington Free Beacon

A Texas Democrat who gained national attention earlier this year for her hunger strike in protest of the state’s “sanctuary city” bill was arrested on Tuesday night for drunk driving after she drove her car into a tree, according to a Dallas Morning News report.

State Rep. Victoria Neave, a freshman in the legislature representing parts of Dallas, was “staggering” and “uncooperative” with police, according to the report. She refused to take a field sobriety test and repeatedly said to officers while slurring her words that she was “invoking my 5th amendment rights.”

“I love you and I will fight for you and I’m invoking my 5th amendment rights,” she slurred repeatedly, according to the report.

Just one week ago, Neave was honored by the Texas House Democratic Caucus as its “freshman of the year.”

She gained national attention in April when she went on a four-day hunger strike aimed at stopping legislation that would have banned sanctuary cities…

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Governor Moonbeam Working Overtime To Destroy California’s Economy – Breitbart
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California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new climate change agreement between the State of California and the People’s Republic of China on Tuesday.

The gesture continued Brown’s efforts to expand ties with China, as well as his diplomatic campaign to push for more action on climate change. It came in the immediate aftermath of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords.

A statement by Gov. Brown’s office described the new agreement as follows:

Specifically, the agreement expands cooperation on the advancement of low-carbon, renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies such as zero-emission vehicles, energy storage, grid modernization and low-carbon urban development…

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Nothingburger Update: Comey’s Prepared Remarks Released Ahead Of Congressional Testimony – Breitbart

Former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Thursday regarding his firing by President Donald Trump and the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The committee has released the full text of Comey’s prepared remarks. Read them below:

Chairman Burr, Ranking Member Warner, Members of the Committee. Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today. I was asked to testify today to describe for you my interactions with President-Elect and President Trump on subjects that I understand are of interest to you. I have not included every detail from my conversations with the President, but, to the best of my recollection, I have tried to include information that may be relevant to the Committee.

January 6 Briefing

I first met then-President-Elect Trump on Friday, January 6 in a conference room at Trump Tower in New York…

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ISIS Kills 12, Injures Dozens In Twin Iran Attacks – Fox News
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ISIS claimed responsibility for a pair of Wednesday attacks in Tehran in which suicide bombers and teams of gunmen stormed Iran’s parliament and the nearby shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, killing at least 12 and injuring dozens of others.

This is the first attack orchestrated by ISIS in the Islamic Republic, SITE Intel Group reported. It wasn’t initially clear if the death count, reported by state broadcaster IRIB, included the attackers.

In a rare and stunning move, ISIS released video from inside the parliament building while the attack was under way. The video, circulated online, shows a gunman and a bloody, lifeless body of a man lying on the ground next to a desk…

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13 Alabama Counties Saw 85 Percent Drop In Food Stamp Participation After Work Requirements Restarted – AL

Thirteen previously exempted Alabama counties saw an 85 percent drop in food stamp participation after work requirements were put in place on Jan. 1, according to the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

The counties – Greene, Hale, Perry, Dallas, Lowndes, Wilcox, Monroe, Conecuh, Clarke, Washington, Choctaw, Sumter and Barbour – had been exempt from a change that limited able-bodied adults without dependents to three months of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits within a three-year time frame unless they were working or participating in an approved training program.

During the economic downturn of 2011-2013, several states – including Alabama – waived the SNAP work requirements in response to high unemployment. It was reinstituted for 54 counties on Jan. 1, 2016 and for the remaining 13 on Jan. 1, 2017. As of April 2017, the highest jobless rate among the 13 previously excluded counties was in Wilcox County, which reported a state-high unemployment rate of 11.7 percent, down more than 11 percentage points from the county’s jobless rate for the same month of 2011…

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Trump Nominates Christopher Wray As FBI Director – Business Insider
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President Donald Trump has chosen a former Department of Justice official, Christopher Wray, as his pick to lead the FBI.

“I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.

Wray is a former assistant attorney general who oversaw the DOJ’s criminal division under President George W. Bush from 2003 to 2005.

He is a partner at the law firm King & Spalding, and he was the lawyer for Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey during the “Bridgegate” trial.

Wray’s choice was viewed as a safe one for Trump amid a political firestorm over his firing of James Comey in May. Comey, who was overseeing the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the election, is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.Sen. Mark Warner, the leading Democrat on the committee, said Trump’s announcement Wednesday was “an effort to distract from our Senate hearings today & tomorrow.”…

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U.S. Senate Passes Landmark VA Accountability Legislation – Daily Caller

The Senate passed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act on Tuesday, which empowers Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to fire incompetent employees.

With the passage of the bill by voice vote Tuesday evening, senators hope to give President Donald Trump the legislation to sign into law by the end of June.

The bill reduces the time it takes to fire poorly performing employees and ensures they don’t get paid while they’re in the appeals process. Shulkin would be able to fire senior executives in a 21-day process. Regular employees have an appeal process of no more than 180 days.

The legislation also allows the VA to take back bonuses if an employee is convicted of a job-related felony.

Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, a sponsor of the bill, said ineffective governance at the VA is unfair to veterans who “have sacrificed much for our country.”

Concerned Veterans for America (CVA), a right-leaning veterans’ advocacy organization, applauded the passage of the bill…

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Coats, Rogers Ruin Democrats’ Narrative: “Never Felt Pressured To Do Anything Illegal” – Zero Hedge
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Not surprisingly, today’s hearing on the review of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act quickly morphed into another Trump witch hunt as soon as the first Democrat on the committee, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), was allotted time for questions.

Unfortunately, Warner didn’t get the response he had hoped for when he asked Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers whether they had ever been pressured by the Trump administration to downplay the Russian investigation.

Here are the headlines:

*NSA’S ROGERS: I’VE NEVER FELT PRESSURED TO DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL

*NSA’S ROGERS: I’VE NEVER BEEN DIRECTED TO DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL

*COATS: I’VE NEVER FELT PRESSURE TO SHAPE ONGOING INVESTIGATION…

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It’s Failing: Major Insurer Exits Another State, Leaving 20 Ohio Counties With Zero Obamacare ‘Choices’ – Townhall

Aetna in Virginia. Blue Cross Blue Shield in Kansas City, Nebraska and Iowa. Now Anthem in Ohio. And those are just the headlines since April.

Obamacare is falling apart at the seams, and as predicted, it keeps getting worse. And in spite of Democrats’ buck-passing “GOP sabotage” spin – which never accounted for massive Obamacare face-plants in deep blue states – this latest failure has occurred in Buckeye country, where Governor John Kasich famously embraced the law’s (over-budget) Medicaid expansion and has defended his decision vociferously.

Ohio, in other words, is hardly poster child for supposed Republican treachery. And yet, here we are”

Anthem, one of the nation’s largest insurers and a major player in the individual insurance market created by the federal health care law, announced on Tuesday that it will stop offering policies in the Ohio marketplace next year. The decision leaves about a fifth of the state’s counties potentially without an insurer for 2018, affecting some 10,500 people…

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Tucker Carlson To Racist Black Lives Matter Apologist: “You’re Demented” – Mediaite
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On Tuesday night, Tucker Carlson invited political commentator Lisa Durden to discuss how a Black Lives Matter group in New York City banned anyone who wasn’t black from attending their Memorial Day party.

Carlson started off by asking Durden, a Black Lives Matter supporter, to explain how a group who protests because they’re singled out by their race can do the same thing by singling out people who aren’t welcomed to their party by race.

Durden’s response? “Boo hoo hoo!”

“You white people are angry because you couldn’t use your white privilege card,” Durden began her racially-charged rant that went on long enough for her mic to be cut off so that Carlson can finally ask her a question…

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Ramadan Rage 2017: The Complete List Of Jihadist Attacks Around The World – Breitbart

Welcome to Breitbart News’ running tally of worldwide jihadist terrorist attacks during Ramadan 2017. Check back for updates through the end of the Islamic holy month on June 24.

The estimated 832 deaths and 912 injuries from the estimated 60 attacks that have taken place across about 19 countries during the first 12 days of this year’s holy Muslim month of Ramadan have already marked the bloodiest Ramadan in recent years for adherents of Islam.

Jihadists believe martyrdom is doubly rewarded in paradise during Ramadan. Jihadist groups encourage martyrdom among their sympathizers and followers, promoting the belief that they will be doubly rewarded if they fatally castigate infidels during Ramadan. The holy month this year is on track to surpass the deadliest and bloodiest Ramadan in the modern record: Ramadan 2016.

Ramadan 2016 featured 1,150 casualties – both death and injuries. This year, terrorists – namely the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), Taliban, and al-Qaeda, among other jihadists – have already killed or wounded more than 1,500 people across about 15 countries and there are still about 20 days left in the month…

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Texas Leads 16-State Coalition In Support Of Trump’s Travel Ban – Breitbart
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Leading a 16-state coalition, the Texas attorney general filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday supporting President Donald Trump’s temporary travel stay. Attorneys general from 14 other states and the governor of Mississippi joined to urge the nation’s highest court to reinstate the executive order.

State officials urge that President Trump was acting within his lawful authority given to him by Congress when national security, foreign affairs, and immigration policy judgments require him to exercise it.

Last month the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a lower district court’s order blocking the executive action, as reported by Breitbart News. The 67-page opinion of the court was issued on May 25…

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Daily Mail Accuses Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell And Diane Abbott Of Befriending The UK’s Enemies And Scorning The Institutions That keep Brits Safe – Daily Mail

Today, the Daily Mail accuses Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and Diane Abbott – the troika who could run the next government – of being unashamed apologists for terror, who have devoted their lives to befriending the enemies of Britain while undermining the very institutions that keep us safe in our beds.

Let us be clear. We have no doubt that Mr Corbyn’s expressions of horror over the atrocities in Manchester and at London Bridge, and his sympathy for the victims and their families, were sincere. But the ineluctable truth is that the Labour leader and his closest associates have spent their careers cosying up to those who hate our country, while pouring scorn on the police and security services and opposing anti-terror legislation over and over and over again.

Yes, Mr Corbyn has impressed some with his quiet composure under hostile questioning. But he personally has spent a political lifetime courting mass murderers in the Middle East, Ireland and elsewhere in the world, affronting his party and its decent traditional supporters, while voting on 56 occasions against measures aimed at containing the terrorist threat…

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Flint Official Resigns After Blaming City’s Water Crisis On “Fucking Niggers” Who “Don’t Pay Their Bills” – Law Newz
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A Flint, Michigan official who works for a publicly-funded bank in Michigan recently blamed the city’s own residents for the years-long water crisis, saying they are “f-cking n-ggers” who don’t pay their bills. Phil Stair, a sales manager for the Genesee County Land Bank, was being interviewed by environmental activist Chelsea Lyons, who caught his racial slurs via what appears to be a surreptitious recording. In the conversation, obtained by the blog Truth Against The Machine, Stair allegedly said:

“Flint has the same problems as Detroit – f*cking n*ggers don’t pay their bills. Believe me, I deal with them.”

In classic fashion, perhaps sensing the causally racist faux pas, Stair immediately went on to note that he doesn’t really like to use the n-word, because, well, some of his friends aren’t even white…

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New York Judge Arrested, Led From Courthouse In Handcuffs – USA Today

An embattled City Court judge was escorted Monday from judicial chambers in handcuffs.

Rochester court deputies and city police officers executed a bench warrant issued for Judge Leticia Astacio’s arrest last week after she missed a Tuesday court appearance related to an August drunken-driving conviction.

Astacio, a Rochester City Court judge, smiled and said hello to the gaggle of reporters waiting for her at the fifth floor elevator bank of the Monroe County Hall of Justice where officers marched her off to be processed at the nearby Rochester Public Safety Building. She returned later to the courthouse for an arraignment before Judge Stephen Aronson of Canandaigua City Court, who issued the warrant and is overseeing her drunken-driving case.

He ordered her held without bail in Monroe County Jail until a Thursday hearing. The reason she missed her court appearance last week was because she had been living in a temple with monks in the mountains of Thailand since May 3, she had texted to her lawyer…

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Ex-Intel Contractor Sues Comey, Alleging FBI Covered Up Mass Civil Liberties Violations – Circa
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A former U.S. intelligence contractor has sued fired FBI Director James Comey and other current and ex-government officials, alleging the bureau has covered up evidence provided to agents showing widespread illegal spying on Americans.

The suit, filed late Monday night by Dennis Montgomery, was assigned to the same federal judge who has already ruled that some of the National Security Agency’s collection of data on Americans violates the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, setting up an intriguing legal proceeding in the nation’s capital this summer.

Documents obtained by Circa outside of the lawsuit show that the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington in 2015 approved a grant of limited immunity for Montgomery so he could explain how he managed to walk out of his contract work for several U.S. intelligence agencies with 47 hard drives of highly classified documents…

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In Spite Of Media Silence, 50,000 Urge Trump To Investigate Seth Rich’s Murder – Real Strategy

In spite of the media’s silence and refusal to cover the topic, 50,000 Americans are urging President Donald Trump to investigate the murder of DNC staffer, Seth Rich. It’s the topic that no congress member or the media even wants to touch unless they dub those who search for the truth “conspiracy theorists.”

There are at least a few concerned Americans though, unafraid of sticking their necks out. WND reported that there are nearly 50,000 who are urging Donald Trump to probe the murder of Seth Rich. Tens of thousands of Americans have signed a White House petition calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the case. Since the media and the authorities are hell bent on covering up this story, the petition likely seemed necessary to the signers. The petition, which was created May 19, currently has almost half the signatures required to receive a response from the White House. The goal of 100,000 signatures has a deadline of June 18.

If unopposed to petitions and you’re curious about the death of Seth Rich, you may head here to sign the petition which urges Trump to get involved…

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Trump Unveils Plan To Privatize U.S. Air Traffic Control System – Fox News
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President Trump announced his plan Monday to privatize America’s air traffic control system and separate it from the FAA – arguing the federal agency is too “antiquated” to innovate and casting the overhaul as an initial step toward improving the country’s infrastructure.

Trump wants to turn the air traffic control system into a modernized non-profit organization that operates on fees paid by airlines and others that use U.S. airspace, instead of taxes. “We are prepared to enter a great new era in American aviation,” Trump said, in announcing the plan at the White House. “It’s time to join the future and make flights quicker, safer, more reliable.”

Trump argues the changes are necessary because the existing system has been unable to keep pace with the fast-changing aviation industry that now includes commercial space flights and unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones…

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Federal Contractor Named Reality Winner Arrested For Sending Classified NSA Intelligence To News Outlet – Washington Examiner

A 25-year-old federal contractor is facing charges she leaked a classified National Security Agency document to a news outlet in May. The charges against Reality Leigh Winner came about an hour after the publication of a story based on an NSA document detailing Russian attempts to hack American voting systems in 2016.

President Trump has been pushing Justice to go after leakers inside the federal government, which he has identified as “the big story” when it comes to Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Winner’s arrest could signal the federal government is going to aggressively investigate and prosecute individuals who send classified intelligence to news organizations.

Trump and other Republican allies in Washington have made pursuing leakers one of their top priorities, but Winner is the first to face charges for releasing classified intelligence.

Winner, of Augusta, Ga., is facing charges that she removed classified material from a government facility and mailed it to a news outlet. She was arrested on Saturday and appeared on the charge Monday…

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Another Bad Omen For Democrats As Jon Ossoff Chickens Out Of CNN Debate – CDN
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Democrats may not yet be in panic mode over the race for the House seat in Georgia vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price but it may be coming soon.

Rather than take the time to formulate a set of policies that could appeal to a larger demographic outside of radical leftists and a myriad of identity groups with grievances, the Democrats have bet the farm that being anti-Trump will be a winning strategy in next year’s midterm elections.

While this questionable idea is still in the early stages, it has all of the makings of a monumental strategic blunder according to early results in a series of special elections.

The blue jackass party has been seeking one upset win in a traditionally Republican district to kickstart the media narrative that the country has turned against the new POTUS…

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Unemployment Claims At Lowest Level In 28 Years – Washington Examiner

Total continuing claims for unemployment benefits ran at the lowest level in 28 years at the beginning of May, the Department of Labor reported Thursday morning in a new sign that the jobs market is still improving.

The total number of unemployed workers receiving benefits fell to 1.9 million, the agency said, the lowest such mark since November of 1988, when the workforce was much smaller.

Over the past month, the average number of continuing claims per week has clocked in at 1.95 million, the lowest number in 43 years.

Those numbers were released as part of the department’s weekly jobless claims report, which is valued by investors and government officials because it provides a frequently-updated indication of new claims for unemployment benefits, a proxy for layoffs. Fewer layoffs means more job creation.

Thursday’s report showed just 232,000 new claims, adjusted for seasonal variations, for the week ending on May 13…

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Leftist “Journalists” Celebrate The Death Of Fox News Founder Roger Ailes – Daily Caller
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The death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes shocked fans of the network and the world of journalism Thursday morning. But many liberals, who despise his creating, took the opportunity of the man’s death to attack him and the network he created.

Unable to contain their contempt, they took to social media to attack the man.

Though some of the tweets have since been deleted by their authors, the magic of screen captures allows the Internet to relive their poor taste forever.

Huffington Post’s senior politics editor:

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Sam Stein @samsteinhp

Yes, Roger Ailes was a TV genius. He also had an apparently monstrous personal life and nasty, dangerous editorial instincts.

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1 Killed, 18 Injured As Man With History Of Driving Drunk Mows Down Pedestrians In Times Square – New York Post

A driver speeding the wrong way up Seventh Avenue plowed into pedestrians in Times Square, killing at least one person and injuring 18 others, law enforcement sources said.

The motorist was identified by police sources as Richard Rojas, a 26-year-old Bronx resident with two prior DWIs. He was taken into police custody after the crash.

The motorist reportedly drove the wrong way up Seventh Avenue for up to three blocks, hitting several people along the way before crashing into a pole at 45th Street and Broadway, police and witnesses said.

Three of the injured people were in critical condition, according to police sources. The driver was tested for alcohol and has not made any statements, sources said.

“There’s video that shows the guy just drives right through it. It’s not a pretty sight,” a high-ranking source said. “He was on the sidewalk.”

When the car finally crashed into a pole, the driver got out of the vehicle and tried to run away, according to witnesses…

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FBI Director James Comey Testified Under Oath May 3rd That The Trump Administration Doesn’t Obstruct Investigations – Gotnews
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Former FBI Director James Comey testified under Senate oath May 3rd that the Trump administration had not pressured his agency to halt any investigation for political purposes. Comey admitted that the FBI has always been free to operate without political interference – flying in the face of Democrats’ paranoid delusions about Russia and President Donald J. Trump, and exposing for what it is a new political witch hunt Wednesday by enemies within the president’s own Justice Department.

On Wednesday, DOJ appointed a special prosecutor, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, to drum up more hype about Trump’s imaginary “collusion” with Russia during the general election.

On May 9th, President Trump fired Comey, who has spent 15 years shilling for Hillary Clinton…

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Colleges Are Putting Tampons In Men’s Bathrooms Because Men Can Have Vaginas Too – Daily Caller

Colleges across the country are putting tampons in men’s bathrooms in an effort to bring about “menstrual equity” in restrooms.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brown University and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are just a few colleges who placed menstruation products in their male and gender neutral bathrooms, reports the Chronicle.

The idea is that transgender men, women who transitioned to men, might need tampons because they still have periods.

“That’s become a really popular rallying cry and source of activism on college campuses – the idea that these products should be freely available by the schools that these students attend,” Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, who came up with “menstrual equity” explained. “This problem is eminently solvable, through a lot of avenues, and college-campus organizing is one of them.”

A student proposal for free tampons at University of Rochester won a $5,000 award from the school’s student government…

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Massive LA Raids Take Down 44 MS-13 Gang Members – Washington Free Beacon
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Several raids by federal and local authorities across Los Angeles on Wednesday led to the arrests of 44 MS-13 gang members, including murderers, CNN reported.

The series of 50 raids occurred before dawn and were led by ATF agents and 1,000 other officers who have been working on the case for around three years. More than half of the 44 gang members arrested were undocumented immigrants, while three members are currently on the run.

The gang members will face charges that include federal racketeering and murder. CNN added that seven people pulled from one raid site were victims of human smuggling.

“Federally, they’re all going away for a long time,” an ATF agent said. “They’re not going to be causing trouble for a number of years.”…

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68-Year-Old Florida Man Charged With Raping 8-Year-Old Girl Blames Victim For Wearing ‘Provocative’ Clothing – Tampa Bay Times

A Florida man charged with raping an 8-year-old girl blamed what he did on the girl wearing provocative clothing, authorities said.

Deputies in Marion County arrested Sydney Allan Markland, 68, on a charge of sexual battery. They said Markland asked the girl, who lives in his neighborhood, to help him carry some chicken into his home. While inside, Markland raped the girl and ordered her not to tell anyone, deputies said.

The girl told a parent, who called authorities. Lab tests showed Markland’s DNA was on the girl’s clothing, deputies said.

Detectives interviewed Markland, who goes by the nickname “Dread,” at that point. He told them that the girl “came into his house wearing provocative clothing and her ‘actions’ suggested that she was consenting to sexual contact,” states a news release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Markland was arrested on multiple child sex charges and is being held without bail…

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New South Korean President: War With North Korea A ‘High Possibility’ – News Max
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There is a “high possibility” of a military conflict with North Korea, South Korea’s recently elected president, Moon Jae In, said Wednesday. The comments come just days after North Korea tested its latest missile, which was described by experts as its most successful so far, and one that the North said was capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead.

Moon, a liberal who was elected last week after a decade of conservative leadership, has taken a relatively diplomatic tone with North Korea, with whom the South remains technically at war following the armistice signed to end the 1950-1953 conflict. But he did not shy away from the potential consequences of the continued escalation of rhetoric and testing emanating from North Korea…

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Berkeley To Spend $2.7 Million Of Student Money On ‘Gender-Inclusive Locker Room’ – Washington Free Beacon

The University of California, Berkeley announced that it would charge millions in student fees to construct a “gender-inclusive locker room,” in a move described as “reducing the barriers to wellness for often marginalized student and campus communities including trans and non-gender binary students.”

The 4,500 square-foot locker room, located in Berkeley’s Recreational Sports Facility (RSF), will include private changing rooms, showers, lockers, and bathroom stalls. Berkeley will fund the project to the tune of about $2.7 million of student fees and is expected to open the facility in 2018, according to the Daily Californian.

A university administrative committee approved the project in April, allocating funds from a student fee that was created in 2015 to address mental health and help minority students.

Former student government president Will Morrow pushed for the gender-neutral locker room after students voted “decisively” to establish the Wellness Initiative Fee of $154 per semester, Campus Reform noted…

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Sheriff Clarke Accepts Job With Department Of Homeland Security – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. will leave office next month to accept a federal appointment as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

He will work in the department’s Office of Partnership and Engagement as a liaison with state, local and tribal law enforcement and governments.

“I’m looking forward to joining that team,” Clarke said Thursday afternoon on the Vicki McKenna talk show on 1130 WISN Radio.

Clarke said he would start the job in June and that one of his responsibilities would be to “take complaints of shortcomings in the Department of Homeland Security.”

“They feel like they’re being ignored,” Clarke said of his counterparts in local law enforcement…

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The Media-Democratic Party Suicide Pact – Patricia McCarthy

The national media and the Democratic Party have gone stark raving mad over President Trump’s election victory; they refuse to accept it. Their paroxysms of fury are evident all day long on every network and cable news outlet and every mainstream newspaper.

Since Nov. 8, they have leapt like a swarm of remoras onto a whale proclaiming every little thing that they think might take the man down. Hillary’s team concocted the “Russia collusion” hoax within twenty-four hours of her defeat. Everyone knows this! Hillary is the one with all the Russia connections; lots of them, all financially benefitting her personal foundation. They, the media, have come up with numerous other schemes with which to attack Trump: taxes, emoluments, tweets, family, even his ice cream servings.

The Democrats in Congress dutifully follow suit like Pavlov’s dogs. They care not a whit whether their charges are based in fact. Hence, “fake news.” The mainstream media folk invented it, this “resistance,” and they are running with it, day after day after day…

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Dementia Update: Nancy Pelosi Struggles To Speak At Press Conference, Butchers Colleagues’ Names – American Mirror
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Nancy Pelosi’s Babbling, Bizarre Behavior Tour has returned home, but that doesn’t mean she’s stopped repeating herself, stumbling over her words and now even botching the names of her (Democratic!) colleagues.

Last week, Pelosi and a small contingent from the Congress visited India and the Dalai Lama, where she stuttered, referred to China as “Tina,” and told a joke about China that fell flat.

On Tuesday, she briefed reporters on the group’s trip – or at least she tried to.

“Dharamsala, uh, was, uh, wonderful and we were, uh, joined by Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner who had been on the trip, uh, 8 years ago, when we went – wait a minute – ’08 – almost 9 years,” Pelosi said, seemingly muttering to herself…

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Trump To Coast Guard Academy Grads: ‘No Politician In History… Has Been Treated Worse’ By The Media – CNS

In a commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy in Groton, Conn., President Donald Trump complained that he has been treated unfairly by the media – worse than any other politician in history.

“Over the course of your life, you will find that things that are not always fair. You will find that things happen to you that you do not deserve and that are not always warranted, but you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight. Never, ever, ever give up. Things will work out just fine,” he said. “Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media.

“No politician in history – and I say this with great surety – has been treated worse or more unfairly. You can’t let them get you down. You can’t let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams,” the president said.

He said that “adversity makes you stronger” and advised graduates never to give in, back down, or “stop doing what you know is right.” The president added that “nothing worth doing” comes easy, “and the more righteous your fight, the more opposition that you will face.”…

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This Is War! Lou Dobbs’ Guest Just Opened The Flood Gates On Comey Memos And Washington Post Leak – USA Politics Today
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Time and time again the lying mainstream media has not only shared potentially highly classified information, but also that President Trump and his administration are in an information war.

That is exactly what Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer a former CIA Analyst and retired U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel said during his appearance on Lou Dobbs.

President Trump is in an information war and it is his communications team that is dropping the ball and not getting in front of these leaks before the mainstream media can spread their lies about them.

The supposed Comey memos from a conversation between President Trump and James Comey are the most recent excuse for reporting from the mainstream media…

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Comey’s Revenge Is A Gun Without Powder – Gregg Jarrett

James Comey was lying in wait. His gun was cocked, he took aim and fired. But his weapon was empty.

Three months ago, the then-FBI Director met with President Trump. Following their private conversation, Comey did what he always does – he wrote a memorandum to himself memorializing the conversation. Good lawyers do that routinely.

Now, only after Comey was fired, the memo magically surfaces in an inflammatory New York Times report which alleges that Mr. Trump asked Comey to end the Michael Flynn investigation.

Those who don’t know the first thing about the law immediately began hurling words like “obstruction of justice”, “high crimes and misdemeanors” and “impeachment“. Typically, these people don’t know what they don’t know.

Here is what we do know.

Under the law, Comey is required to immediately inform the Department of Justice of any attempt to obstruct justice by any person, even the President of the United States…

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Trump, Erdogan Hold Joint Press Conference, Hail U.S.-Turkish Ties – Reuters
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan touted “outstanding” relations with the United States on Tuesday but emphasized Turkey will not accept Syrian Kurdish fighters in the region while stopping short of directly criticizing a U.S. decision to arm them.

Erdogan met at the White House with President Donald Trump, and both called relations between the two NATO allies strong. “We’ve had a great relationship and we will make it even better,” Trump said in a joint appearance with Erdogan.

Erdogan said his visit would “mark a historical turn of tide” and hailed “outstanding relations” between the nations. It was an especially positive tone considering the tensions over Washington’s decision to arm the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia that Ankara regards as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)…

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15 Alleged Predators Busted In Texas Child Porn Sting – Breitbart

In north Texas, authorities busted 15 alleged sexual predators following a week-long, multi-agency child pornography sting in the outlying Dallas metropolitan area.

On Monday, Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner announced the undercover investigation into the online sexual exploitation of children ended with the arrests of 15 local men, all charged with offenses ranging from Promotion of Child Pornography to Online Solicitation of a Minor.

The probe, known as Operation Medusa, sought to unmask predators engaging in the sexual exploitation of children. Numerous local law enforcement agencies worked together in the operation. Included among them were the police departments in Allen, Dallas, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, McKinney, Mesquite, Murphy, Plano, Sherman, and Wylie, which Skinner thanked for their cooperation.

The Collin County Sheriff also expressed his appreciation to participating state and federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District; and the Collin County District Attorney’s Office…

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University Of Colorado Sets Up ‘Social Justice Dorm’ For Special Snowflake Students – Heatstreet
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Sheltered campus leftists need safe spaces apart from society to avoid being triggered by microaggressions. To that end, the University of Colorado at Boulder is dedicating one of its residence halls to transform it into a “Social Justice Living Environment.”

Hallett Hall will be partitioned into three sections, including one for “LBGTQIA-identified students and their allies,” another for “students passionate about diversity,” and one specially for “black-identified students and their allies.” As a “black-identified” person, transblack media personality Rachel Dolezal would certainly feel at home at Hallett Hall were she a full time enrolled student at Boulder.

At present, the hall hosts “Spectrum LLC” (“Living Learning Communities”) for its LGBTQIA students…

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Dutch Face Another Election As Coalition Talks Collapse – Daily Express

Talks to form the next Dutch government have unexpectedly broken down after the four political parties failed to agree on what to do about migration.

Dutch lawmakers will now have to decide how to press ahead with forming a new coalition government after the collapse of negotiations between Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Christian Democrats, the centrist D66 party and the Greens.

Edith Schippers, the Liberal health minister, said: “Dear friends, it did not work.

“The substantive differences proved too great.

Mr Rutte described the failure of talks as “unfortunate.”

Green Left leader Jesse Klaver added: “I’m not going to work out who was on which side of the gap in migration. I’d love to form a government, unfortunately it did not work.

The VVD and another conservative party, the Christian Democrats, had been in talks with the centrist D-66 party and the Green Left party, which had never before participated in a government but booked strong gains in the poll…

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SpaceX Launches Super-Heavy Communications Satellite – Space
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from launch pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center here today (May 15) with a communications satellite that will complete Inmarsat’s fifth-generation broadband network.

The 23-story-tall booster soared off its seaside launch pad, which once hosted NASA’s space shuttles and Apollo moon rockets, at 7:21 p.m. EDT (2321 GMT). It was the sixth of more than 20 missions SpaceX plans to fly this year.

Perched on top of the two-stage rocket was the 13,400-lb. (6,100 kilograms) Inmarsat-5 F4 communications satellite, the heaviest spacecraft yet to be delivered by a Falcon booster into a geostationary transfer orbit some 22,300 miles (35,800 km) above Earth…

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Federal Investigator Corroborates Private Dick’s Claim That Seth Rich Made Contact With WikiLeaks – Fox News

The Democratic National Committee staffer who was gunned down on July 10 on a Washington, D.C., street just steps from his home had leaked thousands of internal emails to WikiLeaks, law enforcement sources told Fox News.

A federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report detailing the contents of DNC staffer Seth Rich’s computer generated within 96 hours after his murder, said Rich made contact with WikiLeaks through Gavin MacFadyen, a now-deceased American investigative reporter, documentary filmmaker, and director of WikiLeaks who was living in London at the time.

“I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and Wikileaks,” the federal investigator told Fox News, confirming the MacFadyen connection. He said the emails are in possession of the FBI, while the stalled case is in the hands of the Washington Police Department.

The revelation is consistent with the findings of Rod Wheeler, a former DC homicide detective and Fox News contributor and whose private investigation firm was hired by Rich’s family to probe the case. Rich was shot from behind in the wee hours, but was not robbed…

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Breaking Bad: New Mexico High School Science Teacher Pleads Guilty To Cooking Meth – Daily Mail
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A New Mexico science teacher has pleaded guilty to cooking up crystal meth in a case which resembles the hit TV show Breaking Bad.

John W. Gose pleaded guilty to four counts relating to the manufacture and trafficking of meth amphetamine at Las Cruces courthouse in New Mexico.

The-56-year-old science teacher was arrested following a traffic stop when officers noticed suspicious equipment in his car.

Gose spent eight and a half years teaching science at Irvin High School in El Paso, while he also taught in Onate High School and with Las Cruces Public Schools.

According to Doña Ana County District Attorney Mark D’Antonio, Gose was arrested after a traffic stop on October 2, 2016 by Las Cruces Police Department…

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Antifa Chick Goes To Turkey With Muslim Loverboy, Gets Raped And Beaten – Gateway Pundit

Lacy MacAuley is a well known radical left-wing Antifa organizer in Washington D.C. She was featured in Project Veritas’ undercover videos which exposed the #DisruptJ20 plot to violently disrupt President Trump’s inauguration.

Just like every other lunatic leftist, Lacy fell in love with Islam and became obsessed with helping Syrian ‘refugees’, wholeheartedly believing that Islam is the religion of peace. MacAuley details her experience dating a Turkish Muslim man, describing the hell and fear she lived in because he controlled every move she made, beat and raped her.

Islam is still the ‘religion of peace’, eh Lacy?

From Lacy Macauley’s archived blog post:

I am a radical activist based in Washington DC. I fell in love with an energetic, charismatic activist I met in November when I was present to write about resistance to the G20 Summit, a global event in Antalya, Turkey…

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Congress To Pass Fresh Sanctions On North Korea As Nuke Threat Hits Critical Stage – Washington Free Beacon
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Congress is expected to level fresh economic sanctions on North Korea this week as the threat of the hermit nation’s capability to strike the U.S. with a nuclear missile continues to escalate, according to conversations with members of the congressional leadership who told the Washington Free Beacon that the Kim Jong Un regime could have a nuclear weapon capable of striking the United States in “only a few years.”

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) confirmed that he has scheduled a vote in the House on new sanctions that will target North Korea’s slave labor trade and its shipping industry, which plays a central role in ferrying illicit arms and technology to and from the country. North Korea is a major supplier of nuclear technology on the black market, particularly to Iran, which has mimicked Pyongyang’s nuclear playbook…

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North Korea Threatens China With “Grave Consequences” Over “Betrayal” – Zero Hedge

Earlier this morning we reported that according to Korea Times, China had allegedly sent North Korea what amount to a final warning over its military provocations. The rumor cited the May issue of Hong Kong monthly news outlet Dong Xiang. It said a Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs junior minister invited Park Myung-ho, an official of North Korea, for a meeting. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the meeting and asked his junior to read aloud the warning to the North over the nuclear test. The memorandum mentioned that China will condemn strongly, pull back on all economic cooperation and even blockade North Korea if it conducted the test.

It didn’t take Korea long to respond.

In an almost unprecedented criticism of China on Wednesday, North Korea’s state media said Chinese state media commentaries calling for tougher sanctions over Pyongyang’s nuclear program were undermining relations with Beijing and worsening tensions…

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President Obama’s Team Sought NSA Intel On Thousands Of Americans During The 2016 Election – Circa
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During his final year in office, President Barack Obama’s team significantly expanded efforts to search National Security Agency intercepts for information about Americans, distributing thousands of intelligence reports across government with the unredacted names of U.S. residents during the midst of a divisive 2016 presidential election.

The data, made available this week by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, provides the clearest evidence to date of how information accidentally collected by the NSA overseas about Americans was subsequently searched and disseminated after President Obama loosened privacy protections to make such sharing easier in 2011 in the name of national security. A court affirmed his order…

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Apple To Create $1 Billion U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Fund – Reuters

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) plans to create a $1 billion fund to invest in U.S. companies that perform advanced manufacturing, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said on Wednesday, the iPhone maker’s latest effort to show how it is creating U.S. jobs.

The Cupertino, California company will announce the fund’s first investment later in May, Cook said during an interview on CNBC.

Cook also said Apple plans to fund programs that could include teaching people how to write computer code to create apps, and will release more details about the effort this summer.

The announcements were the latest in a series of disclosures to highlight how Apple, the world’s largest company by market valuation, contributes to job creation in the United States. Apple came under fire from President Donald Trump during his campaign because it makes most of its products in China.

In February during the company’s annual shareholder meeting, Cook said Apple spent $50 billion in 2016 with its U.S. suppliers, which include firms like 3M Co (MMM.N) and Corning Inc (GLW.N), the first time Apple has disclosed the metric…

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Shocker: Iran Using Obama Nuke Deal Cash To Fund Unprecedented, Massive Military Buildup – Washington Free Beacon
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Iran is using the billions in cash resources provided under the landmark nuclear deal to engage in an unprecedented military buildup meant to transform the Islamic Republic’s fighting force into an “offensive” juggernaut, according to a largely unreported announcement by Iranian military leaders that has sparked concern among U.S. national security insiders and sources on Capitol Hill.

Iranian officials announced late last month that Iran’s defense budget had increased by 145 percent under President Hassan Rouhani and that the military is moving forward with a massive restructuring effort aimed at making it “a forward moving force,” according to regional reports…

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Republican Spending Bill Funds Border Security… In Libya, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Egypt, Afghanistan, Jordan And Lebanon – CNS

The 1,665-page spending bill the Republican-controlled Congress is planning to pass this week includes multiple measures that seemingly demonstrate a commitment to securing the border – in Libya, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.

It does not include the $1.4 billion President Donald Trump requested to begin building the wall he promised to build along the U.S.-Mexico border.

But, the bill makes clear, Jordan’s border must be secured.

The section that appropriates money for the “Global War on Terrorism” provides: “That these funds may be used to support the Government of Jordan, in such amounts as the Secretary of Defense may determine, to enhance the ability of the armed forces of Jordan to increase or sustain security along its borders…”

Imagine if the part of the bill that appropriates money for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said: “That these funds may be used to support the Government of the United States…

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Hilarious: Dozens Of Burka-Clad Women Go Nuts During Clothing Sale At Saudi Arabian Department Store – Daily Mail
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Hundreds of women were filmed snatching clothes off racks in Saudi Arabia during a sale.

Footage taken in department store, shows a large amount of women desperately grabbing clothes off several hangers in the shop.

Brightly coloured skirts and t-shirts are seen being ripped off hangers and flailing in the air as the women battle to get the best bargains.

At one point, two clothing racks collapse under the sheer weight of the women’s forceful nature towards the hangers.

The camera then pans around the shop showing a security guard and a young boy laughing at the situation, while other women are seen calmly observing the chaos and talking to each other…

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Trump Goes After FBI Director Comey On Eve Of Senate Testimony – Daily Caller

President Trump criticized James Comey on Tuesday night, just hours before the FBI director testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Trump accused Comey of giving Hillary Clinton a “free pass” in the investigation into whether she mishandled classified information on her private email server.

It is unclear what exactly prompted Trump’s outburst, though it was likely a response to an interview Clinton gave earlier in the day in which she blamed several factors, including Russia, misogyny and Comey, for her November election loss to Trump.

Clinton blasted Comey for re-opening the FBI’s investigation into her emails in late October, just before the election.

Trump expressed measured confidence in Comey during an interview last month. Asked by Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo whether it was too late to fire Comey, Trump said it was not…

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Feds Send In Reinforcements After Leftist Baltimore Mayor Pleads For Help: “Murder Is Out Of Control” – Zero Hedge
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There have been 108 homicides so far this year in the city of Baltimore. According to the Baltimore Sun, there were five murders in the city just last weekend alone.

The only year that Baltimore has ever come close to recording so many murders in just the first 4 months of the year was in 1993 during the height of America’s gang wars that plagued inner cities all across the country. In that year, some 24 years ago, 110 people were killed through the end of April.

The city went on to record 353 homicides that year, the most in its history. That said, Baltimore has about 110,000 fewer residents now than in 1993, making this year’s murder rate the highest ever, on a per capita basis…

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DOJ: One In Four Federal Inmates Is Foreign-Born – PoliZette

Nearly a quarter of the inmates in federal prisons were born outside the United States, and more than half of those have final deportation orders, the Department of Justice said Tuesday.

The Justice Department published statistics on the prison population to comply with directives in President Donald Trump’s January executive order overhauling the immigration system.

The foreign-born prison population as of March 25 totals 45,493, or 24 percent of all federal inmates. Of that group, 3,939 now are American citizens. That leaves 41,554 inmates who remain citizens of foreign countries. Some 22,541 of them, or 54.4 percent, have final orders to be deported when they complete their sentences. Another 33.4 percent, 13,886, are under investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for possible deportation.

“Illegal aliens who commit additional crimes in the United States are a threat to public safety and a burden on our criminal justice system,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a prepared statement…

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Bill Nye The Pervert Guy – Breitbart
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In his new Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves The World, “Science Guy” Bill Nye presents a cartoon in which talking ice cream cones teach viewers about the many different “flavors of sexuality.”

“We are enlightened and forward-thinking, but not everyone sees it this way,” Nye says. “But there are lots of flavors to sexuality.”

In the cartoon, the vanilla ice cream cone is mocked as a representation of heterosexual, monogamous sex. The vanilla cone is presented as a Christian conversion therapist trying to convince the other ice cream cones that monogamous sex is natural, and will help them “get right with the big ice cream in the sky.”

However, the vanilla cone receives blowback from the other ice cream cones, who contend that they cannot change the way they were born…

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Leftist Medical ‘Ethicists’: Killing Newborns Is Perfectly Fine, Just Like Abortion – The Telegraph

Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are “morally irrelevant” and ending their lives is no different to abortion, a group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford University has argued.

The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born.

The journal’s editor, Prof Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, said the article’s authors had received death threats since publishing the article. He said those who made abusive and threatening posts about the study were “fanatics opposed to the very values of a liberal society”.

The article, entitled “After-birth abortion: Why should the baby live?”, was written by two of Prof Savulescu’s former associates, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva…

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Leftists At Minnesota School Ban Shooting Team’s Photo From Yearbook For Featuring Guns – American Military News
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Minnesota’s Big Lake High School has quite an impressive trap shooting team. Recently, they posed for a picture to place in the school yearbook. The picture showed the 60 team members posed with shotguns by their sides.

However, school officials rejected the yearbook photo. Superintendent Steve Westerberg said the student handbook “doesn’t allow firearms or weapons to be displayed.” Now the trap shooting team is petitioning the school board for reconsideration.

“This rule has been in effect since the school started sponsoring a Trap Shooting Team a couple years ago,” Westerberg said.

Parents of the team members have been trying to get the team photos included in the yearbook…

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‘White Devils’: Muhammad Ali’s Racist Mosque Speeches Revealed – Breitbart

FBI files detailing speeches delivered by heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in American mosques in the 1960s show a different, more racist and radical face of the famed sportsman. The speeches feature Ali calling whites “crackers” and “white devils,” and telling black congregants that blacks want to be segregated from whites.

The speeches, which were released after a Freedom of Information Act request by Washington watchdog group Judicial Watch, revealed that Ali had far more radical views about race than his more benign public persona might have led people to believe.

Not only did Ali thunder that the 1964 civil rights act was a “swindle” on blacks, he also went on to excoriate whites, calling them “blue-eyed devil white people,” and insisting that “the so-called Negro is the original man and is superior to the white devil.”

The FBI files show that Ali told a crowd at a Washington D.C. mosque that he preferred “dying outright” or going to jail than going into the U.S. Army…

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Clinton Felonies Update: New Emails Show More Instances Of Hillary Exchanging Classified Information – Daily Caller
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Hundreds of new State Department emails released by the watchdog group Judicial Watch (JW) shows additional instances of Hillary Clinton sending and receiving classified information through an unsecure server.

JW released 894 pages of new State materials, obtained through a FOIA lawsuit against the Department, including previously unreleased email conversations that show the former secretary of state being sent additional classified information via her unsecure clintonmail.com email account from her senior aide Huma Abedin.

“The new documents included 29 email exchanges not previously turned over to the State Department, bringing the known total to date to at least 317 emails that were not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department…

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Trump, Putin Hold Phone Call, Discuss North Korea, Syria; Agree To Set Up Meeting – Zero Hedge

As the White House announced late on Monday, today shortly after noon. Russia’s Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump held a phone conversation in which they agreed to try to meet in July and work together to try to strengthen a shaky ceasefire in Syria, the Kremlin said in a statement.

“Vladimir Putin has called for restraint and decreasing of the level of tensions on the Korean peninsula” the statement said. “It has been agreed to work jointly on a diplomatic solution that will settle the crisis.”

The Kremlin called the talks between Putin and Trump business-like and constructive, and said the two leaders had emphasized coordinating their actions to fight international terrorism, the traditional cop out when the real topic of discussion is something entirely different.

Putin and Trump decided to “activate the dialogue between the heads of the foreign ministries of both countries who will seek variants to secure the ceasefire regime, stabilize it and control it,” the statement says…

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Leftist May Day March In Portland, Oregon Erupts Into Fiery Riot; 25 Arrested – The Oregonian
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Protesters shattered business windows, set bonfires in the streets and vandalized a police car Monday afternoon in downtown Portland as a May Day protest devolved into a short-lived but chaotic riot.

The demonstration began as a city-permitted march featuring impassioned but peaceful rhetoric, but it ultimately was defined by black-clad protesters, fires and property damage. Ninety minutes into the march, police declared the gathering a riot. Officers used flash-bang grenades to disperse the crowd after they pronounced the march illegal, eventually arresting 25 people.

May 1 is International Workers’ Day, and protesters from the Philippines to Paris celebrated by demanding better working conditions. The holiday traditionally celebrates laborers’ rights but in recent years has expanded its focus in the U.S. to support immigrants…

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Immigrant Workers In Michigan Stunned To Be Fired After Skipping Work For Protest – Daily Caller

More than 20 immigrant workers in Michigan were stunned to find themselves out of a job after they skipped work to attend a “Day Without Immigrants” rally in February.

The former employees of Detroit-area auto parts maker EZ Industrial Solutions LLC say they were wrongfully fired, despite warnings from company management that there would be repercussions for missing work without permission.

They are now taking their case to federal labor regulators, the Detroit Free Press reported. In a charge filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the immigrant workers from Mexico and Central America claim EZ Industrial Solutions unjustly fired them for taking part in a political protest.

The complaint alleges that “the employer coercively questioned employees” on two separate occasions about their plans to attend rallies scheduled for February 16. Workers also say they were fired even though company management previously said they would only be handed a one-week suspension for skipping work…

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$70.3M In Florida Medicaid Payments Were Made To Providers With Fraud Allegations Against Them – Washington Free Beacon
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The state of Florida made $70.3 million in Medicaid payments to providers who had fraud allegations against them, according to an audit from the inspector general.

The Office of Medicaid Program Integrity is charged with investigating and auditing providers that are thought to have defrauded or overbilled the state’s Medicaid program. Since 2011, if a provider has a credible fraud allegation, the state must suspend all Medicaid payments to that provider.

The auditors found that Florida did not always suspend payments to providers in these cases. The inspector general reviewed 95 cases and found that in more than half of them, Florida did not suspend Medicaid payments totaling $70,257,156 when there was a fraud investigation pending, putting these Medicaid funds at risk…

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Chicagoland: BLM Protesters Arrested For Conspiring To Help ISIS – American Mirror

Two suburban Chicago men and Black Lives Matter supporters were arrested by the FBI on Wednesday for conspiring to support ISIS after a 19-month investigation showed they plotted to send a recruit and cell phone detonators to the terrorist organization.

Federal officials arrested Edward Schimenti and Joseph Jones, both 35, around 5 a.m. Wednesday after an investigation that involved four federal agents and a fifth person cooperating with the bust.

According to the Chicago Sun Times:

The feds allegedly led Jones and Schimenti to believe they had gained access to an ISIS network designed to smuggle new recruits into Syria.

The men allegedly helped the cooperator obtain cellphones meant to be used as detonators, introduced him to an undercover fed they believed could get him overseas, and then drove the cooperator to O’Hare Airport to begin his journey on Friday. Once he left, the pair planned to deliver more cellphones via the cooperator’s “aunt,” records show…

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Kim Jong-Un Unveils Skyscraper Complex In PyongYang, Orders Removal Of 600,000 ‘Undesireables’ From City – Daily Mail
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Kim Jong-un has unveiled a huge new 770ft skyscraper complex hailed by officials as ‘ultra modern’ – despite the most luxurious penthouse apartments having no hot water.

Foreign reporters had earlier been warned to expect a ‘big and important’ event in the secretive state today – but it turned out to be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the housing project.

Thousands of cheering North Koreans watched on as the dictator opened the sprawling Ryomyong Street development, which includes 5,000 flats.

The tallest of the buildings is 70 stories while North Korean Premier Pak Pong Ju insisted they ‘incorporate the latest architectural science and technology, including solar and geothermal technology, and the greening of roofs and walls’…

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Muslim Rapists Who Livestreamed Attack On Facebook Will Not Be Deported From Sweden – Breitbart

Two asylum seekers who are on trial for raping a Swedish girl and streaming the ordeal live on Facebook will not face deportation back to their home countries.

The asylum seekers directly involved in the rape, aged 18 and 21, will not face deportation after the prosecution withdrew their previous claim. “The prosecutor has taken a wise decision. It is against the Aliens Act, which I pointed out here before,” said lawyer Stefan Wallin who is defending one of the men accused of the rape, 24 Uppsala reports.

Mr. Wallin, who represents the 21-year-old Afghan national, said he and his 18-year-old co-defendant arrived in Sweden when they were under the age of 15.

The third defendant in the case, a 25-year-old Iranian immigrant with Swedish citizenship, is also being tried as he is accused of filming the incident and not reporting it to the police. He also faces a charge of defamation as he broadcast the rape on Facebook. However, due to him holding Swedish citizenship, he cannot be deported…

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Rock Guitarist J. Geils Dead At 71 – Rolling Stone
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John Warren Geils Jr., better known as J. Geils, the guitarist of the the J. Geils Band, was found dead in his home in Groton, Massachusetts Tuesday. He was 71. Rolling Stone has confirmed Geils’ death. According to Groton Police, “a preliminary investigation indicates that Geils died of natural causes.”

“At approximately 4 p.m., Groton Police responded to a home on Graniteville Road for a well-being check,” Groton Police said in a statement. “Upon arrival to the house, police located a man who was unresponsive. He was declared dead at the scene… The Groton Police Department is investigating the death, as is standard procedure in all unattended deaths, however foul play is not suspected at this time.”

The J. Geils Band released a slew of albums during the Seventies and early Eighties…

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Snowflakes At Notre Dame Feel “Unsafe” With Mike Pence As Commencement Speaker – Fox News

Vice President Mike Pence’s scheduled commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame has prompted a protest by senior students who say that Pence’s presence on campus will make them “feel unsafe.”

Students Immane Mondane and Jourdyhn Williams have started a #NotMyCommencementSpeaker campaign against Pence’s May 21 address.

The campaign consists of students holding white boards featuring quotes from Pence that are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, offensive, or ostracizing” to members of the Notre Dame community.

“For me personally, [Pence] represents the larger Trump administration,” Mondane told the university’s newspaper. “His administration represents something, and for many people on our campus, it makes them feel unsafe to have someone who openly is offensive but also demeaning of their humanity and of their life and of their identity.”…

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Daily Mail Pays Melania Trump $2.9 Million To Settle Lawsuit Over Modeling Claims – Zero Hedge
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Britain’s Daily Mail said Wednesday it agreed to pay First Lady Melania Trump $2.9 million in damages (according to the WSJ) and issue an apology after it published an article saying the U.S. First Lady had offered “services beyond simply modeling” when working as a model in the 1990s.

The Daily Mail and its Mail Online website said in a statement that it accepts the allegations it published in a 2016 article are “not true” and apologized for the distress the article caused.

Trump’s wife had sued the publisher of the Daily Mail in Britain and also filed a $150 million (120 million pound) lawsuit against it in New York, claiming the article had cost her millions of dollars in potential business…

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China Buys More U.S. Coal, Sends North Korea Packing – Washington Examiner

China is banning shipments of coal from North Korea because of last week’s missile test and has made up the shortfall by importing more coal from the United States.

The news comes just days after President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where the administration said North Korea’s missile tests would be a top priority in the talks.

Reuters first reported Tuesday that China’s customs department ordered all companies that receive imports from North Korea to immediately return all coal cargoes, according to three trading sources who saw the order. The order was sent by the Chinese government on April 7, soon after Trump and Xi concluded their discussions.

The decision will be a boon for U.S. coal producers as China has ramped up orders of U.S. coking coal used in making steel, Reuters reported. The increase in U.S. coal imports fits nicely with Trump’s pro-fossil fuel agenda to put miners in coal country back to work…

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GOP House Candidate Ron Estes Wins Kansas Special Election – The Hill
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Republican candidate Ron Estes is projected to win Kansas’s House seat, overcoming an unexpectedly tough challenge and denying Democrats a major upset – albeit by a much slimmer margin than his Republican predecessor.

Estes defeated civil rights attorney James Thompson (D) in Tuesday’s special election to fill the seat vacated by President Trump’s CIA director Mike Pompeo, with both the Associated Press and the New York Times calling the race.

With 94 percent of precincts reporting, Estes has 52 percent of the vote to Thompson’s 46 percent.

Estes, a two-term state treasurer, had been expected to cruise to the finish line in a district that Trump carried by nearly 30 points…

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Freedom Caucus Chairman Revives Healthcare Negotiations, Is Confident GOP Will Pass Bill – Breitbart

House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) tells Breitbart News exclusively that he expects House Republicans will unite around common principles and pass an Obamacare repeal and replace bill that lowers premiums for Americans soon – delivering President Donald Trump a major victory in the Congress’s lower chamber.

Meadows, a pro-Trump conservative leader in the House who stuck with the president throughout the entire campaign, is confident that renewed negotiations – with the help of senior White House officials – with House GOP leaders and House Republican moderates is likely to produce real results in the House.

Meadows told Breitbart News on Tuesday afternoon:

I’m optimistic that we’ve at least found some potential common ground. Conservative requests and those from those that represent districts that may have a more moderate constituency don’t want to suggest anything other than the discussions have been extremely good over the last 72 hours…

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Trump: ‘We’re Not Going Into Syria’ – New York Post
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Amid complaints that his aides are saying different things about Syria and his policy is confusing, President Trump emphatically cleared the air.

“We’re not going into Syria,” he told me yesterday in an exclusive interview. “Our policy is the same – it hasn’t changed. We’re not going into Syria.”

The president, speaking by phone Tuesday, called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a “butcher” and a “barbarian” for using sarin gas on his own people, but said last week’s successful missile strike was not the start of a campaign to oust the dictator.

“Our big mission is getting rid of ISIS,” Trump said. “That’s where it’s always been. But when you see kids choking to death, you watch their lungs burning out, we had to hit him and hit him hard.”…

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Russia Says It Won’t Try To Shoot Down U.S. Missiles If Trump Bombs Assad Regime Again – Daily Mail

Russia says it will not shoot down US missiles if Donald Trump orders another Syrian airstrike because they are ‘there to fight terrorism, not external threats’.

America unleashed a wave of 59 Tomahawk strikes on one of Bashar al-Assad’s airbases in the wake of a horrifying chemical attack on 87 Syrian civilians last week.

Russia – which has backed the Syrian dictator military – as well as Iran and its allies said the US had crossed a ‘red line’ and warned they ‘will respond to any aggression’ in the future.

But today the head of the Russian Federation Council’s Defense and Security Committee insisted Kremlin forces stationed in Syria will not try to intercept US missiles should Washington order further strikes.

Viktor Ozerov told the news agency Interfax: ‘Our armed forces are in Syria to fight terrorism – not to defend against external threats. That’s not our mandate, and we’re not going to intercept anything.’…

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Putin Flinches, Agrees To Meet With Secretary Tillerson After All – Western Journalism
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Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after all, a Russian television station reported, citing two sources close to Russia’s foreign ministry.

Putin’s decision Tuesday to meet with President Donald Trump’s top diplomat is a stark reversal from his position from just one day prior.

Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Monday the Russian president had no intentions of meeting Tillerson during his stay in Moscow. “We have not announced any such meetings and right now there is no meeting with Tillerson in the president’s diary,” Peskov said.

Following Trump’s missile strike against Syria last week, Russia suspended a critical communications channel with the U.S. after condemning the action as a “clear act of aggression against a sovereign Syria.”…

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Muslim Chechnya Opens First Concentration Camp For Gays Since Hitler – Jihad Watch

They’re not killing them outright: they must be moderates. The Qur’an contains numerous condemnations of homosexual activity:

“And [We had sent] Lot when he said to his people, ‘Do you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds? Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people.’ …And We rained upon them a rain [of stones]. Then see how was the end of the criminals.” (Qur’an 7:80-84)

Muhammad specifies the punishment for this in a hadith: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, ‘Whoever you find doing the action of the people of Loot, execute the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.’” (Sunan Abu Dawud 4462)

More on this story. “Chechnya opens world’s first concentration camp for homosexuals since Hitler’s in the 1930s where campaigners say gay men are being tortured with electric shocks and beaten to death,” by Thomas Burrows, MailOnline, April 10, 2017…

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China Threatens To Bomb North Korea’s Nuclear Facilities If It Crosses Beijing’s “Bottom Line” – Zero Hedge
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With everyone putting down new and/or revised “red lines”, be it on Syria or North Korea, it was now China’s turn to reveal its “red” or rather “bottom line”, and in a harshly worded editorial titled “The United States Must Not Choose a Wrong Direction to Break the DPRK Nuclear Deadlock on Wednesday” Beijing warned it would attack North Korea’s facilities producing nuclear bombs, effectively engaging in an act of war, if North Korea crosses China’s “bottom line.”

The editorial in the military-focused Global Times tabloid, owned and operated by the Communist Party’s People’s Daily newspaper, said that North Korea’s nuclear activities must not jeopardize northeastern China, and that if the North impacts China with its illicit nuclear tests through either “nuclear leakage or pollution”, then China will respond with force…

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The 11 Most Popular U.S. Governors Are All Republicans – Washington Free Beacon

The 11 most popular governors in the United States based on approval ratings are all Republicans, a new poll shows.

Morning Consult conducted a poll on the popularity of all 50 of America’s governors, asking 85,000 registered voters across the country to evaluate the job performance of their state’s chief executives from January through March.

The survey, released on Tuesday, found that the nation’s 11 most popular governors with the highest approval ratings are all members of the Republican Party, the Washington Times reported.

Four of the 11 governors are from states that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R.,) came in first place, with a 75 percent approval rating and a 17 percent disapproval rating.

The other ten governors at the top of the list are, starting with second:

* Larry Hogan (Md.) – 73 percent approval, 16 percent disapproval…

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French Migrant Camp Burns To Ashes Following Massive Brawl – RT
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Over a dozen people have been injured in the Grande-Synthe migrant camp following violent clashes between migrants and a subsequent blaze which reportedly reduced the facility to a “heap of ashes.”

The massive fire erupted at the camp outside the French city of Dunkirk at around 11:00 pm following clashes between the Kurdish and Afghan migrants. According to reports, the violence erupted over alleged accommodation discrimination.

The Afghan refugees who came to Dunkirk after the dismantling of the Calais “Jungle” at the end of October 2016 were apparently unhappy about being housed in collective kitchens while the Kurds slept in chalets…

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Reports Of 150,000 Chinese Troops Moving On The Korean Border Are ‘Pure Fiction’ – Daily Caller

There “is no evidence” at this time of any significant troop movements along the Chinese-North Korean border, despite reports suggesting otherwise, the Department of Defense told The Daily Caller News Foundation Monday.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that China has deployed 150,000 troops to the border for “unforeseen contingencies” believed to be the possibility of a U.S. pre-emptive strike on North Korea, such as the one President Donald Trump ordered on Syria last Thursday.

U.S. Pacific Command refused to comment on foreign troop movements; however, they did tell TheDCNF that the first they had heard of Chinese troop movements along the border was when a reporter called for comment.

China’s foreign ministry called such reports “pure fiction,” with Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Hua Chunying saying, “I have no idea where these reports are coming from.”…

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Sessions Announces That Deported Illegal Aliens Who Try To Re-Enter The U.S. Will Be Charged With A Felony – Townhall
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Speaking from the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced major changes to Justice Department protocol when it comes to charging and prosecuting illegal aliens.

“For those that continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be forewarned: This is a new era. This is the Trump era. The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws and the catch and release practices of old are over,” Sessions said.

Here are the details:

Starting today, federal prosecutors are now required to consider for prosecution all of the following offenses:

The transportation or harboring of aliens. As you know too well, this is a booming business down here. No more…

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