Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Thursday (11/23/17)


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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.

Via PredictIt:

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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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Thursday (10/12/17)


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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.

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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.

Because they don’t want to be Islamophobic. Duh…

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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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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Thursday 05/18/17


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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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Army Chief Of Staff To Congress: You Suck! – Washington Free Beacon
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The top officer of the U.S. Army reprimanded Congress on Wednesday for its repeated failure to pass a budget that fully funds the military, rejecting remarks from a Democratic lawmaker that the military should adapt to stop-gap spending bills as the new reality in Washington.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley warned that Congress’s inability to pass a budget by the end of the month would “ultimately result in dead Americans on a future battlefield” and pose a threat to national security.

“Failure to pass the budget, in my view as an American citizen and the chief of staff of the United States Army, constitutes professional malpractice,” Milley testified before the House Armed Services Committee…

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Obama DOI Officials Were Paid $6 Million While On Extended Administrative Leave – Daily Caller

Department of the Interior (DOI) officials were paid $6 million while on extended administrative leave – often while under investigation for misconduct – without documented approval, a government watchdog reported Wednesday.

The $6 million went to 242 DOI employees on administrative leave for at least 45 days between January 2013 and July 2016, the agency’s Inspector General (IG) reported.

“DOI did not sufficiently document decisions made regarding the use of extended administrative leave, resulting in inefficient management and oversight,” the report said.

“If DOI management does not appropriately maintain documentation… DOI cannot demonstrate that it has properly managed its use of extended administrative leave or that it has not wasted taxpayers dollars by paying employees not to work.”

Specifically, DOI officials didn’t document approvals for extended leave approvals, alternatives considered, nor notifications sent to employees placed on extended leave…

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Leftist Southern Poverty Law Center Accused Of Violating Tax Exempt Status – The Lid
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The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an over-the-line liberal loony-toons organization posing as a civil rights charity who exists by the motto “If you are a conservative you are a racist or some other type of bigot. One target of the SPLC has had enough. The Federation for American Immigration Reform, known as FAIR, has filed a formal legal complaint with the IRS claiming that the SPLC was engaging in political activity as opposed to the educational activity allowed per the 501(C)(3) tax exemption rules (complaint embedded below).

“Any honest examination of this record can only lead to the conclusion that the SPLC was engaged in on-going prohibited political activity,” said FAIR President Dan Stein.

According to the complaint, the SPLC violated its non-profit tax status nearly 50 times during the 2016 presidential election cycle…

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Ben Carson Uncovers Massive HUD Fraud Under The Obama Regime – The Black Sphere

Liberals called President Trump’s selection to run HUD “unqualified.” That’s right. For Leftists, a brain surgeon wasn’t qualified to understand housing.

Worse yet, we now learn that Obama’s HUD was completely inept.

The inspector general (IG) for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) revealed this week that for three straight years, Obama’s HUD staff cooked the books. These morons wouldn’t know a balance sheet from a fitted sheet.

Obama HUD FraudHUD’s books are in such bad shape that the IG can’t complete an audit on their second try.

Here’s what happened on the first try:

According to the IG report, after the first review, Obama staffers had to correct a whopping $520 billion in bookkeeping errors.

When the IG remained unable to issue an opinion for fiscal years 2015 or 2016, he gave Obama staffers a three-month extension. Thus, their reprieve allowed them to fix $3.4 billion in 2015 errors and $516.4 billion in 2016 errors…

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GOP Calls For IRS Commissioner Koskinen To Be Fired – Washington Times
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Congress’s top tax expert led Republicans Wednesday in demanding President Trump fire IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, saying the tax agency cannot be repaired as long as he’s at the helm.

“Trust in the IRS is hitting rock-bottom,” the Republicans, led by Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said in a letter calling on Mr. Trump to take action.

The 15 committee Republicans said not only did the IRS destroy evidence from key figure Lois G. Lerner’s computer in the tea party targeting probe, but the agency also “intentionally” made the tax experience painful for customers in order to make a political point to the GOP.

The Republicans said Mr. Koskinen, who was installed as commissioner in 2013 and charged with cleaning up the agency, has shown he can’t do it…

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Canada On Verge Of Having A Gender Neutral ‘O Canada’ Anthem – Daily Caller

Some Canadian senators are urgently trying to stop Canada from having a “gender neutral” national anthem that they say will sound “clunky, leaden and pedestrian.”

If not blocked or amended, a bill winding its way through the Canadian Parliament will render “O Canada” into a statement of political correctness. The bill has already passed through the elected House of Commons, where it was introduced by now-deceased Liberal Member of Parliament Mauril Bélanger.

Even Liberal Senator Joan Fraser, who calls herself an “ardent feminist,” is opposed to the new phrasing that she says reflects poor grammar and is a silly effort to force “today’s values” on a song that was written in a different era.

“It’s a fine example of what happens when you let politicians meddle,” she said of Bill C-210, the National Anthem Act. “Politicians are not usually poets.”

The Liberal MP who sponsored the bill died last summer from Lou Gehrig’s Disease. His changes include excising the phrase “all thy sons command” and replacing it with “all of us command.”…

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Cowboys QB Tony Romo Retires – Sentinel & Enterprise
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Tony Romo couldn’t bring himself to use the word “retired” and didn’t have an answer for whether he would have decided to replace another former quarterback in Phil Simms as lead analyst for CBS if he hadn’t lost his starting job in Dallas.

This much Romo did know: Teams were interested in him continuing his chase for an elusive Super Bowl, and he couldn’t pass up a chance to go straight from the field to a No. 1 booth with Emmy Award-winning play-by-play man Jim Nantz.

“It reminds me of my rookie year where you really don’t know anything,” Romo said. “You’re walking into a brand new situation and you can kinda play the game. I can kinda talk. But this is a completely different world. I like that challenge.”…

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Idaho’s $4.3 Million Solar Road Generates Enough Power To Run One Microwave – Daily Caller

An expensive solar road project in Idaho can’t even power a microwave most days, according to the project’s energy data.

The Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways project generated an average of 0.62 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per day since it began publicly posting power data in late March. To put that in perspective, the average microwave or blow drier consumes about 1 kWh per day.

On March 29th, the solar road panels generated 0.26 kWh, or less electricity than a single plasma television consumes. On March 31st, the panels generated 1.06 kWh, enough to barely power a single microwave. The panels have been under-performing their expectations due to design flaws, but even if they had worked perfectly they’d have only powered a single water fountain and the lights in a nearby restroom.

Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways has been in development for 6.5 years and received a total of $4.3 million in funding to generate 90 cents worth of electricity…

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Egyptian President To Trump: ‘I Have A Deep Appreciation And Admiration For Your Unique Personality’ – CNS
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Egyptian President Abdul Fatah al Sisi told President Donald Trump before an Oval Office meeting of the two leaders on Monday that he appreciates Trump’s “unique personality” that he and Egypt would always be at Trump’s side in countering the “evil ideology” of terrorists.

“Since we met last September,” Sisi told Trump, “I have had a deep appreciation and admiration of your unique personality, especially as you are standing very strong in the counterterrorism field to counter this evil ideology that is claiming innocent lives, that is bringing devastation to communities and nations, and that is terrorizing innocent people.

“Very strongly and very openly,” Sisi said, “you will find Egypt and myself always beside you in this, in bringing about an effective strategy in the counterterrorism.”…

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The IRS Took Millions From Innocent People Because Of How They Managed Their Bank Accounts – Washington Post

The Internal Revenue Service has seized millions of dollars in cash from individuals and businesses who obtained the money legally, according to a new Treasury Inspector General’s report.

The report covers IRS cash seizures against businesses and individuals suspected of deliberately trying to avoid federal reporting requirements for large bank deposits.

In order to combat criminal activity, individuals and businesses are required to report all bank deposits greater than $10,000 to federal authorities. Intentionally splitting up large sums of cash into sub-$10,000 amounts to avoid that reporting requirement is known as “structuring,” and is illegal under the federal Bank Secrecy Act.

But many business owners engaged in perfectly legal activities may be unaware of the law. Others are covered by insurance policies that don’t cover cash losses greater than $10,000. Still others simply want to avoid extra paperwork, and keep their deposits less than $10,000 on the advice of bank employees or colleagues…

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Hypocrite Alert: Leftist Senator Currently Filibustering Gorsuch Still Owns “Stop The Filibuster” Website – Gateway Pundit
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Oregon’s Jeff Merkley is on the Senate floor after 16 hours holding an unofficial filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch.

But Senator Merkley was singing a different tune back in 2012 and 2013, demanding an end to the filibuster and wanting a simple majority with an up or down vote.

Jeff Merkley, 2013.

“It’s time to end the political games that have hijacked the U.S. Senate. We demand rules that allow the Senate to do its job. Reform the filibuster and allow a fair up or down vote on the important issues.”

Unfortunately for Merkley, no one has bothered to take down his old webpage, (Paid for by jeff Merkley For Oregon)…

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German Cabinet Backs €50 Million Hate Speech Fines For Social Media Firms – TechCrunch

The German cabinet has backed proposals to hit social media firms with fines of up to €50 million if they fail to promptly remove illegal hate speech from their platforms – within 24 hours after a complaint has been made for “obviously criminal content”, and within seven days for other illegal content.

The draft law would also see individuals from companies facing fines of up to €5M for any criminal content removal failures.

In a statement today [translated via Google Translate], German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said: “The providers of social networks are responsible when their platforms are abused to spread hate criminality and criminal false news. There can be just as little space on social networks for criminal acts as on the street. To do better, we owe the victims of hate criminality. The Internet is characterized by the debate culture and the social climate in our country. Verbal radicalization is often the precursor to physical violence.”…

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William Shatner Under Fire From Social Justice Warriors For Spreading Autism Awareness – Heatstreet
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Earlier this week, the White House and autism organizations around the world celebrated the 10th annual World Autism Awareness Day. Actor William Shatner, best known for his role in Star Trek, changed his profile icon and tweeted his support into the related hashtag to draw awareness to the disability. Today, he was inundated with outrage from social justice warriors likened his support for autism awareness to hate speech. They further expressed their anger towards organizations like Autism Speaks, which sponsored the event.

Autism is formally classified as a disability that happens during pregnancy. Despite that, many people with autism live great lives. Yet it would be a stretch to call it a gift. As with many challenges people face, it’s usually something to overcome…

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Susan Rice’s White House Unmasking: A Watergate-Style Scandal – Andrew C. McCarthy

The thing to bear in mind is that the White House does not do investigations. Not criminal investigations, not intelligence investigations.

Remember that.

Why is that so important in the context of explosive revelations that Susan Rice, President Obama’s national-security adviser, confidant, and chief dissembler, called for the “unmasking” of Trump campaign and transition officials whose identities and communications were captured in the collection of U.S. intelligence on foreign targets?

Because we’ve been told for weeks that any unmasking of people in Trump’s circle that may have occurred had two innocent explanations: (1) the FBI’s investigation of Russian meddling in the election and (2) the need to know, for purposes of understanding the communications of foreign intelligence targets, the identities of Americans incidentally intercepted or mentioned. The unmasking, Obama apologists insist, had nothing to do with targeting Trump or his people.

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Australian Policeman Stops Press Conference To Arrest Beer-Drinking Idiot – Daily Mail
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This is the bizarre moment a police officer stops his press conference mid speech to arrest a man yelling abuse.

Video shows Detective Inspector Winston Woodward address the media outside Albury police station in southern New South Wales on Monday morning. A disheveled looking man with a glass bottle in his hand walked past and yelled out ‘bulls***t’, interrupting Det Insp Woodward’s speech.

Det Insp Woodward then stopped his conference mid-sentence and walked over to the man, forcing him to tip out the beer. The officer then grabbed the man by the t-shirt and walked him inside the police station.

The man continuing yelling out as he was led into the station…

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Illegal Immigration Down More Than 60 Percent Under Trump – Washington Times

Illegal immigration across the southwest border is down more than 60 percent so far under President Trump, officials revealed Tuesday, even before the first new agent is hired or the first mile of his promised border wall is constructed.

Mr. Trump took a victory lap over the “record reductions” in illegal crossers, saying he is already saving Americans’ jobs by preventing them from having to compete with unauthorized workers.

“Down 61 percent since inauguration. Gen. Kelly is doing a fantastic job,” Mr. Trump told a labor union gathering in Washington, praising Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general.

Mr. Kelly is scheduled to detail the numbers Wednesday to the Senate Homeland Security Committee, which is investigating the situation on the border.

Testifying to the committee in a first hearing Tuesday, former Border Patrol Chief David V. Aguilar said the percentage may be even higher than Mr. Trump teases…

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North Korea Fires Another Ballistic Missile Into Sea Of Japan – Yahoo News
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Nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan on Wednesday, in what analysts said was a warning ahead of a China-US summit at which Pyongyang’s accelerating atomic weapons programme is set to top the agenda.

South Korea’s defence ministry said the missile – launched days after Pyongyang warned of retaliation if the global community ramps up sanctions – had flown 60 kilometres (about 40 miles).

The incident represented a “threat to the peace and stability of the whole world”, Seoul said, while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe labelled it a “grave provocation”.

In a terse statement, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said: “The United States has spoken enough about North Korea. We have no further comment.”…

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Private Sector Adds 263,000 Jobs In March – MarketWatch

Private-sector employment continued at a torrid pace in March, according to data released Wednesday morning.

Employers added 263,000 private sector jobs last month, up from a revised 245,000 in February, ADP Inc. reported.

The increase in March was above expectations. Economists polled by Econoday had forecast a March gain of 170,000 jobs compared with an original estimate of 298,000 for February.

Stock futures YMM7, +0.42% rose after the data was released.

According to ADP, professional and business sectors added 57,000 jobs and leisure and hospitality added 55,000. There was another strong month for the construction industry, where 49,000 jobs were added, and the manufacturing sector added 30,000 positions.

Economists use ADP’s data to get a feeling for the U.S. Labor Department’s employment report, which will be released Friday and covers government jobs in addition to the private sector…

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Drudge Tweets Spark Twitter Gag On Trump – WorldNetDaily
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As the exploding scandal over the Obama administration’s apparent spy ops on the Trump transition team expands – it’s already being compared by some to Watergate on steroids – there are some who apparently don’t want the information to get around.

Like Twitter.

The Drudge Report headlined the developments in the surveillance story, including Tuesday morning’s headline “Rice ‘ordered spy docs on Trump,’” and used Twitter to let readers know.

The headline was replaced with, “This Tweet may include potentially sensitive content.”

The message continued: “In order to view it, you’ll need to change your sensitive media selection. You can find this under the Safety section of your Privacy and safety account settings.”…

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Ethiopian ‘Child Migrants’ Confess To Real Ages, Are Denied Entry Into UK – Gateway Pundit

A group of Ethiopian migrants claiming to have been between 14-17 years old in order to boost their chances of asylum in the United Kingdom have switched their stories on deciding to remain in France – revealing to authorities that almost all are over the age of 18, with many in their mid to late twenties.

Having spent the winter at a migrant reception center in the Mediterranean coastal town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, the group – realizing that the UK was no longer an option – collectively approached authorities with their decision to apply for asylum in France, coming clean on their ages.

Pretty Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer was selected to house one of France’s 450 migrant reception centers and received a contingent of migrants from the Calais ‘jungle’ last autumn. An estimated 10,000 migrants had inhabited the squalid encampment, located outside the northern port city of Calais, making nightly attempts to reach the UK by climbing onto trucks, into shipping containers and even on foot via the Channel Tunnel…

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Mike Pence Presents New Healthcare Offer To Freedom Caucus – The Hill
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White House officials presented an offer to the conservative House Freedom Caucus on Monday night as they seek to revive the ObamaCare replacement bill.

Vice President Pence and other White House officials presented an idea at the Freedom Caucus meeting to allow states to choose to apply for waivers to repeal two ObamaCare regulations that conservatives argue are driving up premiums.

Those two regulations detail ObamaCare’s essential health benefits, which mandate which health services insurers must cover, and “community rating,” which prevents insurers from charging sick people higher premiums.

Conservatives had previously called for the bill to repeal those regulations outright, but the deal now being discussed would give states a choice by allowing them to apply for a waiver from the federal government…

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Marine Le Pen Vows To Destroy New World Order – Your News Wire
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Leading French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has vowed to “destroy the New World Order” when she is elected President of France, sending a warning to European elites that she will “dismantle their corrupt, self-serving institutions with my own two hands if I have to.“

“The people have spoken and their message is clear: the New World Order is finished,” Marine Le Pen announced to a starstruck tour group at the headquarters of the National Front party west of Paris.

“The elite are not safe hiding behind their propaganda fueled media institutions, making unaccountable decisions in Brussels, and silencing citizens who speak out against this insanity. When I am President a tidal wave of revulsion will be coming their way, the likes of which has never been seen before.”…

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Study: Fewer Than 1% Of Papers In Scientific Journals Follow Scientific Method – Breitbart

Fewer than 1 percent of papers published in scientific journals follow the scientific method, according to research by Wharton School professor and forecasting expert J. Scott Armstrong.

Professor Armstrong, who co-founded the peer-reviewed Journal of Forecasting in 1982 and the International Journal of Forecasting in 1985, made the claim in a presentation about what he considers to be “alarmism” from forecasters over man-made climate change.

“We also go through journals and rate how well they conform to the scientific method. I used to think that maybe 10 percent of papers in my field… were maybe useful. Now it looks like maybe, one tenth of one percent follow the scientific method” said Armstrong in his presentation, which can be watched in full below. “People just don’t do it.”

Armstrong defined eight criteria for compliance with the scientific method, including full disclosure of methods, data, and other reliable information, conclusions that are consistent with the evidence, valid and simple methods, and valid and reliable data…

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CNN Investigates Russian Salad Dressing After Sean Spicer Uses It To Hammer Media In Press Briefing – Conservative Firing Line
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Talk about fake news and making a mountain out of a molehill. On Wednesday, CNN – the anti-Trump propaganda outlet now known as the least-trusted name in network news – actually investigated Russian salad dressing after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer used it to mock the conspiracy theorists formerly known as “reporters” in a White House briefing.

“If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russia connection,” Spicer said.

But, CNN said in its “fact-check,” Russian dressing is actually from Nashua, New Hampshire.

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Michelle Krupa wrote:

Thing is, Russian dressing isn’t Russian…

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Mexican State Prosecutor Charged With Drug Smuggling In U.S. – Townhall

The attorney general for the western Mexican state of Nayarit has been arrested in Southern California on charges of drug smuggling.

An indictment unsealed in New York on Tuesday charges Edgar Veytia with conspiracy to smuggle cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine to the United States from January 2013 to last month. It provides no additional details on the allegations.

Veytia is scheduled to appear in federal court in San Diego on Thursday to determine if he is eligible for bail. He returns April 11 for a hearing to determine if he will be sent to New York to face charges.

Attorney Guadalupe Valencia says his client was arrested at the border with Mexico and is being held at a San Diego jail. He had no comment on the charges…

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Obama’s Rule Changes Opened Door For NSA Intercepts Of Americans To Reach Political Hands – Circa
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As his presidency drew to a close, Barack Obama’s top aides routinely reviewed intelligence reports gleaned from the National Security Agency’s incidental intercepts of Americans abroad, taking advantage of rules their boss relaxed starting in 2011 to help the government better fight terrorism, espionage by foreign enemies and hacking threats, Circa has learned.

Dozens of times in 2016, those intelligence reports identified Americans who were directly intercepted talking to foreign sources or were the subject of conversations between two or more monitored foreign figures. Sometimes the Americans’ names were officially unmasked; other times they were so specifically described in the reports that their identities were readily discernible. Among those cleared to request and consume unmasked NSA-based intelligence reports about U.S. citizens were Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice, his CIA Director John Brennan and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch…

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Media Silent On Planned Parenthood’s Ties To Lawmakers Behind Pro-Life Activist Charges – Washington Examiner

Planned Parenthood donated to the two California attorney generals responsible for bringing charges against the anti-abortion activists behind the fetal tissue scandal. The group also appears to have colluded with one of the State Attorneys in crafting legislation that would punish the undercover activists.

Though these ties are certainly worth mentioning in coverage of the charges, newsrooms have been conspicuously silent this week on both points. There’s nothing to be found in reports published by the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, USA Today and so on.

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who announced Tuesday that 15 felony charges had been brought against activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, is a former congressman. He served as a representative from California from 1992 to 2017.

As a member of Congress, Becerra received campaign multiple donations from Planned Parenthood, including $1,035 in 1998, $1,000 in 2002, $500 in 2004, $2,000 in 2012 and $1,000 in 2014, according to the Center for Responsive Politics…

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New Multiple Sclerosis Drug Approved By FDA – WebMD
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The FDA has approved a new medication that is the first to treat a rare form of multiple sclerosis.

The FDA approved Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) Tuesday for primary progressive MS (PPMS), as well as the most common-form of MS.

There are already several treatments for the common form, relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), which affects about 85% of MS patients. But the FDA gave Ocrevus a “breakthrough therapy designation” last year because it also treats PPMS, an especially debilitating form of MS where the disease steadily worsens rather than having periods of relapse or remission. The CDC estimates about 15% of patients with MS have PPMS.

Clyde E. Markowitz, MD, director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at the University of Pennsylvania, says this fills a large unmet need for patients with progressive disease…

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Anti-Abortion Activists Face Dubious Eavesdropping Charges In California – Reason

Yesterday California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced 15 felony charges against two anti-abortion activists, David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, in connection with their hidden-camera recordings of conversations with Planned Parenthood employees they sought to implicate in the illegal sale of fetal tissue.

“The right to privacy is a cornerstone of California’s Constitution, and a right that is foundational in a free democratic society,” Becerra declared. “We will not tolerate the criminal recording of confidential conversations.”

The right to freedom of the press, which Daleiden and Merritt claim they were exercising, is also foundational in a free democratic society, and it conflicts with California’s dubious definition of the right to privacy.

That conflict is especially troubling when law enforcement officials use privacy as a pretext to attack political opponents, which is what seems to be happening in this case…

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Belarus To Introduce ‘Social Parasites’ Tax On The Long-Term Unemployed – Heatstreet
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A European nation has hit upon a novel idea to reduce poverty: Fine people for being poor.

Belarus, which lies between Russia and Poland and was formerly part of the Soviet Union, plans to introduce a “social parasites” tax on the unemployed.

Unlike in many Western nations, where the government helps the unemployed, in Belarus, the long-term unemployed will have to pay the government.

The country’s president, Alexander Lukashenko, has said the $233 levy – around a month’s wages in Belarus – will “instill discipline in the work-shy,” according to the BBC.

This weekend, around 400 people were arrested in the capital city of Minsk as protesters tried to hold a forbidden demonstration against the new law…

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Brexit Officially Begins: EU Receives Article 50 Notice From UK – Metro

The UK has formally handed in its notice to the European Union.

It is ‘an historic moment from which there can be no turning back,’ Theresa May said in an address to the House of Commons immediately afterwards.

British EU envoy Tim Barrow delivered a letter by hand to the European Council at 12.20pm this afternoon, triggering Article 50 which starts the formal divorce process from the union.

He was seen arriving at the Europa building in Brussels in a black car earlier today, carrying the document which is several pages long.

Now the letter has been handed over, Britain has two years to negotiate a satisfactory deal, before we have to leave without one if politicians can’t agree.

Britain will remain an EU member until those two years are over, but today’s letter is a historic step through the exit door.

European Council President Donald Tusk confirmed on Twitter that he had received Britain’s Brexit notification letter on Wednesday, saying: ‘After nine months the UK has delivered Brexit.’…

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Massachusetts Sheriff To House Judiciary Committee: Arrest Officials Who Support ‘Sanctuary Cities’ – Herald News
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A Massachusetts sheriff is recommending that leaders of so-called sanctuary cities be arrested.

Republican Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson made the comments Tuesday in a prepared statement before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. Hodgson said federal authorities should “charge these officials who pledge to violate federal law by harboring and concealing illegals.”

Hodgson added that “sanctuary cities will start to fade if their leaders start running into legal trouble.”

Several cities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island’s capital city have cast themselves as sanctuary cities, declining to cooperate with federal officials looking for individuals in the country illegally…

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Turkey: Pranksters Hijack Public Speakers Meant To Broadcast Islamic Call To Prayer To Blast Hardcore Porn Sounds – The Sun

This is the shocking moment a city’s public speaker system normally used to call people to prayer started blasting out porn in the middle of the night.

Police are investigating after the blue movie soundtrack was heard from municipal loudspeakers in the city of Kastamonu in northern Turkey which were believed to have been hijacked.

A shocked witness, who could not believe what he was hearing, recorded it with his smartphone and posted the recording on social media.

The clip, recorded from a speaker in the Kuzeykent suburb of the city, which includes the university and main bus station, quickly went viral.

The mayor of the city, Tahsin Babas, said it was caused by somebody mischievously hacking into the frequency used by the speakers.

Mayor Babas said: “This immoral and provocative broadcast was nothing to do with our institution.

“We will take legal action as soon as we can against whoever was responsible for this immoral act…

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Calexit Update: Nigel Farage And The ‘Bad Boys Of Brexit’ Set Their Sights On Splitting California In Two – Daily Mail
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The ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’ who led the campaign to break Britain away from the European Union have taken on a new exit challenge: splitting California into two states.

Former UKip leader Nigel Farage and Leave backer Arron Banks have just returned from the United States, where they helped raise $1million (£800,000) for a ‘Calexit’ campaign, which would split California into two eastern and western regions.

There are several ‘Calexit’ campaigns competing for a referendum in the United States, with one aiming to remove the state from America entirely as a response to President Donald Trump being elected last year.

Farage and Banks, who led the ‘Leave.EU’ campaign, appear to be pitting the eastern, more rural side of California against the western ‘coastal elite’ liberals in Los Angeles and San Francisco…

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6.5 Million Taxpayers Paid $3 Billion In Obamacare Penalties In 2016 – Washington Free Beacon

Approximately 6.5 million taxpayers paid $3 billion in Obamacare penalties for not having health insurance in 2016, according to preliminary data from the Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen.

Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate required that Americans purchase health care coverage or pay a penalty to the Internal Revenue Service.

While the number of taxpayers paying the penalty has declined since 2014, the total amount in penalties paid to the IRS has increased since then.

In 2014, individuals without insurance had to pay the greater penalty of either a flat fee of $95 or 1 percent of the household’s adjusted gross income in excess of the threshold for mandatory tax filing. In 2016, those penalties increased to a flat fee of $695 or 2.5 percent of the adjusted gross income.

In 2014, Koskinen’s preliminary data showed that there were 7.5 million taxpayers who paid a total of $1.5 billion in Obamacare penalties…

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Christian Student Suspended After Challenging Muslim Professor’s Insane Claim That Jesus Wasn’t Crucified – College Fix
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A student says he was suspended from Rollins College for challenging his Muslim professor’s anti-Christian assertions, including her claim that Jesus’ crucifixion never took place.

Twenty-year-old Marshall Polston, a sophomore at the private, Florida-based four-year college, said that the professor of his Middle Eastern Humanities class also told students that Jesus’ disciples did not believe he was God.

Polston, an avid traveler and self-described Christian, has toured the Middle East and is familiar with the Muslim culture.

“Honestly, it reminded me of some of the more radical groups I researched when abroad,” Polston told the Central Florida Post about his professor’s comments on Jesus…

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Massachusetts State Representative Caught Tipping Off Illegal Aliens To Imminent ICE Raids – Daily Caller

Massachusetts state Rep. Michelle DuBois posted a warning to illegal immigrants on her Facebook page Tuesday about upcoming Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that are rumored to be taking place in the area.

In the post, DuBois wrote, “ICE raid in Brockton (MA) on 3/28.”

“I got the following information from my friend in the Latin community: ‘I have a message for the immigrant community of Brockton. Please be careful on Wednesday 29. ICE will be in Brockton on that day.’”

“If you are undocumented don’t go out on the street,” DuBois, who represents the 10th district, added. “If there is a knock on the door of your house and you don’t know who it is, don’t open the door. I ask you to be careful.”

The Democrat included a phone number for immigrants to call if they are detained by ICE.

She also followed up her original post with a chart that explains “what to do if ICE comes to your door.”…

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President Obama’s Own Defense Deputy Admits Obama White House Spied On Candidate/President-Elect Trump – Conservative Treehouse
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Sometimes when a person is deep inside an echo-chamber of like-minded ideologues, they might not realize what they’re saying is rather revealing to those on the outside. That’s the set up for former Obama administration official Evelyn Farkas (Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense) appearing on MSNBC and admitting first hand knowledge the Obama administration spied on candidate and president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to gather “intelligence” for political use.

It would appear Ms. Farkas was so caught up in the discussion, she didn’t quite realize the significant admissions she was making about the Obama administration spying on Donald Trump’s team and generating classified intelligence for Ms. Farkas (and others) to spread to Capitol Hill politicians…

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DNC Chairman Asks Entire Staff For Resignation Letters – Zero Hedge

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who took over as the chair of the Democratic National Committee in late February following Hillary’s stunning November defeat, has asked for his entire staff to submit their resignation letters by no later than April 15th.

Of course, the move comes after a series of scandals plagued the DNC throughout the 2016 election cycle, including rather undeniable evidence that former Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz intentionally undermined the campaign of Bernie Sanders while her replacement, Donna Brazile, seemingly did the same by passing Hillary’s team debate questions in advance of Town Hall discussions with Bernie.

According to NBC, Tom Perez decided to clean house at the DNC shortly after taking over the leadership role from Donna Brazile and will use the mass firing as an opportunity to restructure how the party will be run going forward.

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has launched a major reshuffling of the party’s organization that has been stung by recent crisis…

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Demented, Left-Wing Congressman Dismisses Muslim Woman’s Charges Against Muslim Staffers, Citing Islamophobia – Daily Caller
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Devout Muslims who called the police on their own relatives – who work as Democratic House IT staffers – are disgusted by Rep. Gregory Meeks being “hesitant to believe” the charges against them, with Meeks saying the allegations may have stemmed from Islamophobia.

The New York Democrat’s IT staffer Hina Alvi and her husband, Imran Awan, have been banned from Congress by Capitol Police, suspecting them of criminal violations of network security in relation to congressional data. Imran’s brothers Abid and Jamal were also on the House payroll as IT workers and have been banned.

But “I have seen no evidence that they were doing anything that was nefarious,” Meeks told Politico March 1…

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Democrat Congressional Candidate From Georgia Lied About His National Security Credentials – Washington Free Beacon

After claiming for months he had five years of experience as a congressional national security staffer with top-secret clearance, Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff has now admitted that he had clearance for just five months.

Since Ossoff announced his campaign to fill the seat vacated by Tom Price earlier this year, he has leaned on his supposed five years as a “national security aide with top-secret clearance.” The claim has been made in campaign ads, during campaign events, and even in his campaign announcement.

The Washington Free Beacon reported last week that Ossoff’s claim was dubious. Ossoff was a 19-year-old student at Georgetown University when he began working as a part-time staffer for Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.), but security clearances are generally granted only to permanent staffers. He was not made a full-time staffer for another two years.

Ossoff’s campaign did not respond to Washington Free Beacon requests for more information about his time working in Johnson’s office, but provided local reporters with a timeline that shows Ossoff worked for just over two years as a full-time aide – and worked only five months with top-secret clearance.

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Muslim Mayor Of London Has Ties To Multiple Terrorist Organizations – Disobedient Media
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In 2016, Prime Minister David Cameron was widely criticized in the UK when he claimed that London mayor Sadiq Khan had ties to the terror group ISIS. An investigation by Disobedient Media has determined that Khan has ties not just to organizations associated with ISIS, but also groups such as Hamas, Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

During his time as mayor, London has seen an increase in terror incidents with concerning indications that terror groups wish to stage a major attack on the City of London.

Rather than focusing on combatting terror, Khan has used his forum to tell Londoners as well as citizens in other parts of Europe and the United States that the West must learn to live with terrorism as a part of daily life…

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Judge Approves Man’s Petition To Be Legally ‘Genderless’ – PJ Media

People are free to believe anything they wish in the United States. Irrational ideas only become an issue when they impact our legal system, since that means they have the potential to enforce the stupid on the rest of us.

For example, a judge in Portland has ruled that an individual is now legally “genderless”:

The March 10 decision, reported for the first time on Thursday, involved a 27-year-old who was born male but claimed to identify with no gender whatsoever. Judge Amy Holmes, who approved the petition, also last year approved a “non-binary” gender designation for another Portland resident.

The 27-year-old formerly known as Patrick Abbatiello, now legally designated agender, also got legal approval to change names, now going only by “Patch,” no surname. That name also serves as a pronoun, Patch explained to the local NBC affiliate this week.

“Even gender-neutral pronouns don’t feel as if they fit me,” Patch said. “I feel no identity or closeness with any pronouns I’ve come across. What describes me is my name.”…

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Republicans Plot Second Attempt At Obamacare Repeal – Washington Examiner
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House Republicans on Tuesday discussed making a second attempt at repealing and replacing Obamacare in a closed-door meeting that was an attempt to “heal the divisions” caused when party infighting prevented legislation from passing last week.

“We are talking about how to get Obamacare repealed and replaced,” Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., said as he left the meeting.

The message from Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was that despite last week’s failed attempt, the GOP could not walk away from the effort to repeal the collapsing law, and replacing it with Republican reforms. Lawmakers who attended the meeting said the group held “a good healthy discussion” about internal differences that sunk the bill last week…

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Tech Execs Indicted For H-1B Visa Fraud – Breitbart

A pair of tech executives have been indicted for allegedly using false documents to bring in help through the H-1B guest worker program.

Dynasoft Synergy’s Chief Executive Officer Jayavel Murugan, 46, and 40-year-old Syed Nawaz are accused in an unsealed federal grand jury indictment of trying to apply for H-1B visa workers using fraudulent documents and then hiring them out to tech firms, according to Mercury News.

Dynasoft operates as an “employment firm” that essentially leases foreign workers. The company also has an office in India.

According to prosecutors, Murugan and Nawaz used the false documents to replace American workers at Stanford University, Cisco, and Brocade. Nonetheless, the employers were not looking to use the H-1B workers, despite being named in the false documents allegedly produced by the two men.

Murugan and Nawaz are charged with 26 counts including H-1B visa fraud, using fraudulent documents, mail fraud, identity theft, and conspiracy to commit visa fraud…

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Trump Effect: Ford To Invest $1.2 Billion In 3 Michigan Plants – Detroit News
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Ford Motor Co. will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities to prepare for production of the all-new Ford Ranger and Bronco, and to support the company’s expansion into mobility.

The company said Tuesday it will invest $850 million to retool its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne for truck and SUV production; $150 million in its Romeo Engine Plant to expand capacity for several vehicles; and $200 million to build a data center at the company’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant. Ford announced in January the Flat Rock facility also would see a $700 million investment and 700 new jobs to support the production of electrified and autonomous vehicles.

Ford said the Romeo investment will “create or retain” 130 jobs. The company on Tuesday did not say how many jobs would be added as a result of the other two investments…

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Fake Florida Doctor Who ‘Enhanced’ Buttocks With Cement, Caulking Gets 10 Years For Manslaughter – Washington Post

From a Florida prison in November 2011, Shatarka Nuby penned a letter to the state’s health department about her cosmetically enhanced buttocks.

Her rear end had hardened and turned black, she wrote. Side effects from the years-old injections left the mother of three feeling sick. And she claimed her surgeon – Oneal Ron Morris – was the same faux cosmetic doctor that police had arrested and accused of pumping a near-lethal formula of cement, mineral oil, bathroom caulking and Fix-a-Flat tire sealant into other women’s bodies.

Her patients called her “Duchess.”

Officials began investigating and interviewed Nuby.

But four months later, she was dead.

The official cause of death was respiratory failure from “massive systemic silicone migration” from injections to Nuby’s buttocks and hips, according to the medical examiner.

Morris was charged with manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license in the summer of 2012, and last month pleaded no contest to both, reported the Sun Sentinel…

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Huge Oil Field Found: Oil Firm Locates ‘Largest Undeveloped Discovery’ In UK Waters – Daily Express
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An oil exploration firm has uncovered what it describes as the largest undeveloped discovery on the UK Continental Shelf.

Hurricane Energy said one billion barrels of oil could be contained within the Halifax well in the Greater Lancaster Area (GLA), 60 miles west of Shetland.

The company found oil in two wells about 19 miles apart and says the combined discoveries have proved the presence of a giant field.

It hopes to begin production in 2019.

Dr Robert Trice, Hurricane’s chief executive, said: “This is a highly significant moment for Hurricane and I am delighted that the Halifax well results support the company’s view that its substantial Lancaster discovery has been extended to include the Halifax licence…

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Jeff Sessions Confirmed As Attorney General After Bitter Senate Fight – Washington Times
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The Senate approved Jeff Sessions as attorney general Wednesday, installing one of President Trump’s biggest backers at the head of the Justice Department after one of the nastiest confirmation battles in a generation.

Only a single Democrat joined Republicans in the 52-47 vote to confirm Mr. Sessions – a startling snub of a man they spent decades working with but whom they now assailed with thinly veiled accusations of racism and xenophobia.

Mr. Sessions’ to-do list at the department is already lengthy, with the defense of the president’s extreme vetting executive action and a host of other lawsuits piling up against Mr. Trump’s sanctuary city and regulatory policies…

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Senators Lee, Jordan And Meadows Call For Immediate Repeal Of ‘Deplorable’ Obamacare – Breitbart

Capitol Hill conservatives Sen. Mike Lee (R.-Utah), House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R.-N.C.), and Meadows’ HFC predecessor Rep. James Jordan (R.-Ohio) at a Heritage Foundation-sponsored event told reporters Congress should repeal the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act immediately.

At a minimum, Congress should follow through with the PPACA, or Obamacare repeal, that was passed through the budget reconciliation process in the last Congress and vetoed by President Barack Obama, Lee said.

“We still have a Congress that is controlled by the Republican Party, and we also have a White House, we have a Republican president, so we need to pass that,” Lee said. “If we can get something more aggressive than that? Then, great. But it certainly should not be anything less aggressive than what we were able to pass in 2015.”

Lee said he was not taken in by calls to delay the repeal, which was a promise to the American people.

Instead of waiting for Congress to build a new Obamacare before repealing Obamacare, the first step is to lock down repeal, he said.

It is important that the repeal bill pass in the next three or four months because there are so many items that Congress must deal with this year, Lee said…

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ISIS Puts $1M Bounty Of Danish Student’s Head For Killing 100 Muslim Terrorists – Gateway Pundit
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Meet Joanna Palani, the gorgeous 23-year-old Danish student who burst onto the world stage after reports of her combat performance began to surface.

While women in the United States were busy mocking President Trump by wearing pink “pussy hats,” Palani was busy killing ISIS militants. Just how many militants are we talking about? According to the Mirror, she has killed 100 militants in her role as a sniper while fighting in Iraq and Syria.

The Mirror also reports that she believes that she has a $1 Million bounty on her head from ISIS as a result.

Vice reports that Palani is an Iranian Kurd who was born in a UN refugee camp in Ramadi, Iraq in 1993, after her family was forced to flee their home during the Gulf War…

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92% Of Leftist Activists Live With Their Parents And One In Three Is Unemployed, Study Of Berlin Protesters Finds – Daily Mail

The vast majority of left-wing protesters arrested on suspicion of politically-fuelled offences in Berlin are young men who live with their parents, a new report found.

The figures, which were published in daily newspaper Bild revealed that 873 suspects were investigated by authorities between 2003 and 2013.

Of these 84 per cent were men, and 72 per cent were aged between 18 and 29.

More than half of the arrests were made in the Berlin districts of Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Mitte, mostly during demonstrations.

A third of them were unemployed, and 92 per cent still live with their parents.

The figures published in the Berlin newspaper said of the offences committed against a person, in four out of five cases the victims were police officers.

In 15 per cent of these cases, the victims were right wing activists.

The new figures were released by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV).

Between 2009 and 2013, the Bild report claims, left-wing assassins attempted to commit 11 murders…

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Busted: CNN Rigged Cruz-Sanders Debate, Caught Handing Out Questions To The Audience – Gateway Pundit
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CNN has been caught handing a out question to a member of the audience instructing her what to ask Ted Cruz during Tuesday nights debate with Bernie Sanders about the future of Obamacare.

The Question that was read by Carol Hardaway:

I have multiple sclerosis but could not afford insurance – without the treatment or medications i need, i had problems with walking, with my speech, and my vision. When the affordable care act was passed I moved from our home state of Texas because they refused to expand Medicaid to Maryland and within 2 weeks I started receiving treatments through Medicaid and am now well enough to work as a substitute teacher…

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U.S. Has Run Annual Trade Deficits For 41 Straight Years – CNS

With the United States running trade deficits in both goods and services combined and goods alone in 2016, the nation has not seen a trade surplus in any of the last 41 years, according to data published by the Census Bureau.

The last time the United States ran a trade surplus was 1975 – when Gerald Ford was president.

The Census Bureau has published historical data on annual U.S. trade balances going back to 1960. In 13 of the 16 years from 1960 through 1975, the U.S. ran goods-and-services trade surpluses and surpluses in the trade of goods (merchandise) alone.

But in each of the 41 years after 1975, according to data released by the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the U.S. has run both a merchandise trade deficit and a goods and services deficit.

In 1974, as measured by the Census Bureau, the U.S. ran a merchandise trade surplus of $3,884,000,000. Then in 1975, the nation ran an $9,551,000,000 merchandise trade surplus. In 1976, however, the merchandise trade balance went back into the red – with a deficit of $$7,820,000,000…

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Trump Slams Courts By Reading Federal Law On Illegal Aliens – Townhall
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Speaking to a conference crowd of local law enforcement officers and leaders in Washington Wednesday, President Trump slammed the courts for what he perceives as lawyering of straight forward immigration law the White House is using to justify his recent travel ban.

Standing at the lectern, Trump read aloud title eight, chapter 12 of U.S. Code which states: “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants, or impose on entry of aliens any restrictions may deem to be appropriate.”…

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Hundreds Of Immigrants Convicted And Not Deported Committed More Crimes, Even Murder – Miami Herald

At least 121 killings within a four-year span were carried out by convicted immigrants who were not deported, according to a 2015 U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee document recently reviewed by el Nuevo Herald.

Every year, federal immigration authorities release foreign nationals convicted of crimes – including murder – both because the U.S. Supreme Court has prohibited indefinite detention or because their countries refuse to take them back even after immigration judges have ordered deportation.

While the release of convicted immigrant criminals has been routine since the Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling 15 years ago, the practice is now in the national spotlight because President Donald Trump has made it imperative to deport immigrant convicts as quickly as possible lest they commit more crimes.

Research by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has elicited evidence that could be used to back Trump’s claim. A committee document contains comprehensive information from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about the number of immigrant convicts in the United States, their whereabouts, whether immigration authorities have succeeded in deporting them and whether they committed additional crimes after being released…

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Video Of Coretta Scott King Thanking Jeff Sessions For Rosa Parks Library Crushes Elizabeth Warren Racial Stunt – True Pundit
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Well, that was quick. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s racial stunt that sparked her removal from the senate floor Tuesday night proved even shorter than her time living in a teepee.

Warren attempted to use the words of Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr., to smear Sen. Jeff Sessions’ bid for Attorney General. Warren’s now warrant-less claim was that King’s wife’s words framed Sessions as a bigot.

But now a more recent video has surfaced where Coretta King in fact praises Sessions at the launching of the Rosa Parks Library and Museum…

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Senate Votes To Gag Elizabeth (Fauxcahontas) Warren After Anti-Sessions Outburst – Zero Hedge

Following a scathing speech against Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said Senator Elizabeth Warren had “impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama,” violating the so-called ‘Rule 19’. By a vote of 49-43, Senator Warren was then barred from speaking on the floor until Senator Sessions nomination debate is complete (likely tomorrow evening).

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), who was presiding over the the Senate during the Massachusetts Democrat’s speech – who at times was repeating words being said to him by GOP Senate floor staff – initially interrupted Warren to warn her that she was on the brink of violating the rule.

As The Hill reports, the drama on the Senate floor comes after McConnell interrupted Warren’s speech accusing her of breaking the upper chamber’s guidelines.

“The senator has impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama,” McConnell said from the Senate floor.

“I call the senator to order under the provisions of Rule 19.”

Under the Senate’s “Rule 19,” senators are not allowed to “directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator.”…

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Blogger Forced To Pay ‘Substantial Sum’ To Melania Trump In Defamation Lawsuit – Fox News
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A Maryland blogger has been forced to pay a “substantial sum” to Melania Trump as part of a settlement for a defamation lawsuit over an article containing unsubstantiated claims that the first lady once worked as an escort, her lawyers announced Tuesday.

“I posted an article on August 2, 2016 about Melania Trump that was replete with false and defamatory statements about her,” Webster Tarpley, the 71-year-old blogger, said in a statement by Trump’s attorneys, according to the Washington Post.

Trump’s legal team declined to provide the settlement amount. Tarpley, of Gaithersburg, didn’t respond to requests from the Washington Post for comment, but his lawyer confirmed a settlement had been reached…

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Second Swedish Police Officer Blows The Whistle On Migrant Crime Cover-Up – InfoWars

A second Swedish police officer has gone public to blow the whistle on how authorities are covering up a migrant crime wave just days after another top cop was reported as a “racist” for making similar comments.

Last week Peter Springare, police investigator and former deputy head of the division for serious crimes at the police in Örebro, made headlines after he wrote a Facebook post in which he detailed how the country was in “chaos” due to a never ending epidemic of serious crimes being committed by Muslim migrants.

Springare may now face charges under Sweden’s strict hate crime laws simply for accurately identifying the problem after he was reported to authorities over the remarks.

However, Springare has also received a deluge of support from both the public and his fellow police officers, one of whom came forward to validate his concerns.

In a Facebook message posted on a page set up to support Springare that currently has over 92,000 likes, Tomas Åsenlöv, a police officer for Greater Gothenburg, exposed how police have been told to implement a “Code 291” procedure in order to cover-up information about crimes committed by migrants…

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Betsy DeVos Confirmed As Education Secretary Despite RINO Traitors Voting With Democrats Against Her – Business Insider
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The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as the secretary of education on Tuesday in historic fashion, requiring Vice President Mike Pence to cast the tiebreaking vote.

The Senate split 50-50, with every Democratic member and Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voting to oppose DeVos. Pence’s vote was the first time in US history that a vice president has had to cast a tiebreaker for a Cabinet nominee.

The vote ended an uncharacteristically contentious confirmation process for a secretary of education. Typically, the position is confirmed without major opposition…

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Drunk Dude Wearing Pink Lingerie Arrested After Passing Out In Stolen Car, Booze And Guns Found In Vehicle – Tribune-Review

Daniel Marchese had a bad day Monday; it wasn’t much better for the University of Pittsburgh police officers who arrested him.

When police arrived at the busy Oakland intersection of Centre and Melwood avenues shortly before 4 p.m. Monday, Marchese, 51, was sitting in his tan Buick 4-door, nodding in and out of consciousness, according to a criminal complaint.

His sweatpants were down around his thighs, revealing both his pink lingerie and his exposed penis to a crowd at the bus stop where the car – still running and in drive – had come to a stop, Officer Michael Talvola wrote.

A paramedic flagged down by the crowd put the car in park and the keys on the roof, and police attempted to rouse Marchese, according to the complaint.

Marchese allegedly became combative, prompting Talvola to remove him from the car and handcuff him.

Talvola wrote in the criminal complaint, “When asked if he had identification (Marchese) said, “How about (expletive) you.”

Two other officers arrived, and while they tried to keep Marchese from stumbling into traffic, he suddenly went limp and became dead weight, according to the complaint. Once lowered to the ground, he tried kicking officers and rolling into traffic…

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High Schooler Mad At Patriots For Winning Super Bowl Threatens To Shoot Up school – WDAF
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A teenager upset over the New England Patriots’ victory in Super Bowl 51 is facing a felony charge for threatening his high school through a social media post. Prosecutors charged Jashon Taylor, 17, of making a terrorist threat, a class D felony.

A probable cause statement says Taylor was mad that the Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night, so on Snapchat he threatened to shoot up Belton High School. The court document states he said in part: “Bro i hate the patriots and every fan they have… OMG im f****n pissed. Let it be known im shooting Belton tomorrow or tuesday whenever i go back. Imma find every hoe bragging and blast them.”

One of Taylor’s Snapchat followers took a screenshot and emailed it to police. When officers went to Taylor’s home and asked if he knew why they were there, he replied: “It’s about what was posted on Snapchat.”…

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CBS Poll: Two-Thirds Of Democrats Say Islam, Christianity Equally Violent – Breitbart

Almost seven out 10 Democrats believe Islam “encourages violence… about the same as other religions,” according to a new CBS poll.

The trusting attitude towards Islam is revealed in the February 2017 poll follows 17 tumultuous years of attacks against Americans motivated or shaped by Islamic ideology throughout the United States – from the 9/11 atrocity to the Pulse nightclub attack in Florida committed by an observant, orthodox Muslim man from a Muslim family.

Merely one-in-seven Democrats believe that Islam is more violent than other religions, such as Christianity, Mormonism, Judaism, and Buddhism. One-in-ten Democrats believe that Islam is less violent that other religions, according to the poll of 1,019 adults, which was taken Feb. 1 and Feb. 2.

In contrast, Republicans have a far colder view of Islam. Sixty-three percent of Republicans view Islam as aggressive compared to other religions, and only two percent view Islam as more pacific than other faiths.

Still, 25 percent of Republican voters believe Islam’s encouragement of violence is level with Christianity’s doctrines, including the Beatitudes passage, reported by Matthew: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”…

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Navy’s Depleted Aircraft Will Take Years To Rebuild After Obama-Era Defense Cuts – Washington Free Beacon
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The Navy’s aircraft arsenal is so depleted it would take several years to rebuild the fleet even if the Trump administration allotted the funding needed to repair inoperable aircraft, according to a policy expert and former Air Force pilot.

John Venable, a senior research fellow for defense policy at the Heritage Foundation, cited a report released Monday that found two-thirds of the Navy’s strike fighter jets are unable to fly due to maintenance problems exacerbated by several years of military budget cuts.

Thirty-five percent of grounded fighter planes are waiting for parts, while 27 percent are undergoing major depot work, according to the report published by Defense News. A full 62 percent of F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet strike fighters are out of service, a concerning figure because of the essential role the planes fill in the fleet’s combat power…

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Australians Turn Against Prime Minister After His Spat With President Trump – Your News Wire

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball’s disastrous phone call with President Trump might have thrust him into the international spotlight, but polls show “embarrassed” Australian voters have turned against him in droves since the incident.

Pundits say Australians are embarrassed their Prime Minister used his first phone call with President Trump to air his dirty laundry in public and attempt to push thousands of unwanted refugees on their closest ally, the United States.

Support for Turnball’s Liberal-National coalition has nosedived to it’s lowest point since he took office, slumping a huge 4% overnight to 35%, according to a Newspoll conducted Feb. 2-5, published in the Australian newspaper.

Bloomberg reports: The government trails the main opposition Labor party 54 percent to 46 percent on a two-party preferred basis.

Turnbull has started the year under pressure at home and abroad. Trump last week railed against a “dumb deal” that Australia signed with the Obama administration to send more than 1,000 refugees to the U.S. for resettlement. His performance on domestic matters is also under scrutiny amid mounting signs of fiscal weakness…

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Babbling Moron Maxine Waters Thinks Putin Invaded Korea – Daily Wire
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Rep. Maxine Waters is a little confused these days. She wants to impeach President Trump, of course, but she might not have the best reasons.

The mouthy 78-year-old career politician – she’s been drawing a taxpayer check since 1976! – spent Monday trying to present a case for why Democrats could push for Trump’s removal from office.

“This man is questionable,” Water said.

“How can a president who is acting the manner he is acting – whether he’s talking about the travel ban, the way he’s targeted Muslims, or whether he’s talking about his relationship to [Vladimir] Putin and the Kremlin and knowing that they have hacked our DCCC and the DNC,” she said, referring to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic National Committee…

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France: Anti-Christian Attacks Rise 245 Percent – Breitbart

While racist, anti-Muslim, and anti-Semitic attacks have seen a huge fall since 2008, those on Christian places of worship more than doubled in this period of time, France’s interior ministry reported last week.

Having documented a record number of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim attacks in 2015, the French government spent €100 million on a huge anti-populist campaign to reduce Islamophobia, racism, and anti-Semitism.

Subsequently, racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Muslim attacks fell sharply in 2016 with the former seeing a decline of 58.5 per cent and the latter a drop of 57.6 per cent. These attacks are defined as being fires, violence, degradation, and threats – comments, inscriptions, insulting letters.

In this year, attacks on Christian places of worship have increased by 17.4 per cent in 2016 compared to 2015. Racist attacks, meanwhile, dropped by 23.7 per cent (608 versus 797).

The sharp drop in incidents of an Islamophobic or anti-Semitic nature was welcomed by the French government, who credited the figures as the “fruit of the government’s action plan”.

“Thanks to an unprecedented mobilisation of state services, we have already achieved very encouraging results, as evidenced by the figures for 2016. This gives us much satisfaction”, said interior minister Bruno Le Roux…

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Nancy Pelosi Says She Can’t Work With ‘President Bush’ – Washington Free Beacon
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A day after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) was drilled by Meet The Press host Chuck Todd on whether her party’s leadership was out of touch with the current political climate the nearly three-decade veteran of Congress mistakenly referred to President Donald Trump as “President Bush.”

“While its only been a couple of weeks since the inauguration, we’ve seen nothing that I can work with President Bush on,” said Pelosi during a Monday press conference.

It appears that members standing behind Pelosi noticed the mistake but chose not to correct or interrupt her. It remains unclear, however, exactly which “President Bush” the minority leader was referring to…

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College Pledges To Hire Professors Based On Skin Color, Mandates Social Justice Workshops – College Fix

A women’s college is planning to hire new professors based on the color of their skin because of the “demonstrated benefits” of nonwhite faculty.

Whether such faculty benefit the college enough to be paid for a full teaching load remains to be seen, however.

After a year of deliberation, the Barnard College Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion released a set of draft recommendations last week with the aim of improving “representation, inclusion, and social justice” in the classroom and on campus.

Beyond hiring a new C-level official to oversee diversity efforts, the recommendations include mandatory social justice workshops for all community members and extra academic support specifically for racial minorities.

The effort is so expensive that Barnard, which is affiliated with Columbia University, will have to launch a new fundraising campaign to pull it off, as the recommendations acknowledge.

Everyone ‘will be expected to participate’

The task force was created to “increase the representation of students, faculty, and staff from historically underrepresented and socially distinctive backgrounds” and to “create a campus-wide culture and commitment that values diversity.”…

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Anti-Trump Protester Accused Of Blocking Ambulance Rushing Critically Ill Patient To Hospital – Law Newz
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State Police in New Haven, Connecticut reportedly have their hands full with demonstrations against the new president. The latest “fad” in protesting seems to be trying to shut down busy highways and other streets. It is a practice that can have potentially deadly consequences and posses safety risks to both motorists and protesters. And over the weekend, we saw how it can potentially have an impact on a critically ill patient trying to get to a hospital.

The State Police say 66-year-old Norman Clement led a large anti-Trump rally on Interstate 95 over the weekend. The protesters were expressing displeasure over Trump immigration policy by apparently building their own human wall to block traffic…

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Why Dems Love Suicidal Immigration Policies – David Kupelian

In “The Snapping of the American Mind,” I comprehensively prosecute the case that not only is what we call “the left” irrational and basically insane, but it is also driving millions of Americans right over the edge – into extreme anger, faux victimhood, violence, depression, debauchery, addiction, despair and suicide.

The recent hysterical overreaction to President Trump’s executive order temporarily restricting travel from countries known to be terrorist hotbeds illustrates the madness currently consuming many Americans.

First, a reality check: Of all the destructive trends gripping America in recent decades – from ever-expanding government funded by unrepayable debt, to a godless culture glorifying sexual anarchy, to universities morphing into far-left brainwashing centers – none is more disastrous, indeed suicidal, than the way America has been dealing with immigration.

That’s why Donald Trump – echoing Ronald Reagan, who said, “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation” – made immigration, both legal and illegal, his signature issue.

Our nation’s staggeringly perverse immigration policies exert a negative impact on virtually every other big problem Americans face – from an increase in homicides, rapes, robberies, assaults and shootings in our cities, to corruption of our election system, to ever-more-frequent Islamic mass-terror attacks within the U.S., to a degradation of the American identity itself…

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Boston Globe Prints Fake News In Super Bowl Blunder – Howie Carr
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There’s fake news and then there’s FAKE NEWS!

Today’s early edition Boston Globe made a historic blunder with its Super Bowl coverage, running the headline: A BITTER END.

Above it is “Super Bowl LI.” LI meaning “51” in Roman numerals, but now it has another meaning, wouldn’t you say? You can’t have a LIE without LI.

These fake-news collectors’ items are on sale all over Florida. If you’re reading this in at least some parts of the Sunshine State, you can probably still buy one at your local Publix supermarket. (Not in Palm Beach – my neighbor just bought all five copies for me.)…

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Looting, Rape And Murder Break Out In Streets Of Espirito Santo, Brazil After Military Police Go On Strike – Daily Mail

Brazilian troops are being deployed in the state of Espírito Santo after looting, rape and murders broke out after military police went on strike.

The chaos has been compared to the 2014 thriller film The Purge, where people take advantage of the absence of law and order to carry out horrific crimes.

With officers staging a walk-out over conditions, thugs are running riot, with people running rampant with guns and machetes, shops being robbed, buses set on fire and dead bodies are left lying in the street.

The Brazilian federal government today ordered troops into the city of Vitoria, north east of Rio de Janeiro, which has been left at the mercy of criminals.

The defence ministry said soldiers were being sent in ‘due to the serious public safety situation’.

Brazil’s Defence Minister Raul Jungmann visited Vitoria today on a fact-finding mission.

Police officers have been blockading police stations in protest against unpaid salaries since Saturday.

The acting governor of Espirito Santo state, Cesar Colnago, had earlier begged President Michel Temer ‘to send the National Force and the army to safeguard the security of citizens’…

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California Senate Leader Admits: “Half Of My Family” In Country Illegally With “False Social Security Cards” – Zero Hedge
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In testimony provided before the California Senate’s Public Safety Committee, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) decided to admit that “half of his family” is residing in the United States illegally and with the possession of falsified Social Security Cards and green cards. Lest you think we’re exaggerating, here is the exact quote:

“…I can tell you half of my family would be eligible for deportation under [President Donald Trump’s] executive order, because if they got a false Social Security card, if they got a false identification, if they got a false driver’s license prior to us passing AB60, if they got a false green card, and anyone who has family members, you know, who are undocumented knows that almost entirely everybody has secured some sort of false identification. That’s what you need to survive, to work. They are eligible for massive deportation.”…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Thursday 01/26/17


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Don’t Fall For China’s Global Baloney – Matthew Continetti

It’s rather sickening to watch self-described liberals embrace China as a responsible power. The headline on the cover of this week’s Economist, which I now read solely to find out what is not the case, is “China: the global grown-up.” The Washington Post purports to explain “Why China will be able to sell itself as the last liberal great power.” These articles, besides being wrong, have the distinction of following the line set by Beijing itself: “China may lead globalization movement,” says propaganda outlet CCTV.

How one can argue that a Communist oligarchy that practices mercantilism and industrial and diplomatic espionage, builds islands in contravention of international law, disappears lawyers and writers critical of the regime, feeds its people a steady diet of ethno-nationalist propaganda, threatens America’s allies, enables the North Korean psycho-state, recently sailed its aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait, massively censors the Internet, and has some of the worst air pollution in the world is “liberal” in any sense of the term is beyond me. Ironic, isn’t it, that the same press that examines every utterance of Donald Trump with Talmudic scrutiny is utterly credulous when Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who is quite self-consciously modeling himself after Mao Zedong, tells the elite assembled at Davos that he will defend free trade and – I had to laugh – immigration. How many Syrian refugees are there in China?

Credit to Xi, though, for putting one over on self-described globalists and others so eager to embrace foreign critics of Donald Trump that they are more than happy to check their belief in human rights at the door…

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Virtue-Signaling Psychopath Madeleine Albright To Register As A Muslim In Protest Of Trump Immigration Order – Downtrend
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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is vowing to become a “Muslim” if President Donald Trump orders the implementation of a tracking system designed to assist in monitoring potential terrorists. The liberals are are an an absolute tizzy during the first days of the Trump administration as the new leader of the free world steamrolls them with executive orders and the globalist ghoul Albright has had enough.

The blood-drenched psychotic mentor of the even more psychotic Hillary Clinton has vowed to register as a Muslim to protest Trump’s efforts to keep America safe.

According to The Hill “Albright: I’m ‘ready to register as Muslim’”:

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Wednesday she is prepared to “register as Muslim” in solidarity amid reports that President Trump plans to take executive action affecting immigrants to the U.S…

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Trudeau Booed At Town Hall As Polls Show His Horrific Approval Ratings – USA Politics Today

Liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approval ratings have fallen to the lowest since he took office almost 4 years ago.

“Those are the worst numbers Forum – or any other pollster – has registered for Trudeau since he became prime minister,” the firm notes.

The Forum Poll™, a public opinion firm, released their numbers while Trudeau was visiting western Calgary he was met with multiple protestors and hecklers.This pushback comes after statements he has made about “phasing out” oil sands from the nation’s economy.However this comment is not the only reason for his low approval ratings as Trudeau’s approval ratings dropped ten percentage points in November when he came out and praising Communist dictator Fidel Castro.

Trudeau who was almost assured to win the 2018 elections is now in trouble as the approval gap between his Liberal Party and the rival Conservatives is closing.

Trudeau responded to hecklers by saying “As a teacher, I try not to reward bad behaviour by giving them too much attention,”

This comment about teachers came as the heckler and protesters started holding up signs reading “Go Back to Teaching Drama.”

Trudeau’s toughest moment during the town hall, however, was not the booing, but answering a question from a blue collar worker from Calgary who asked him why he is “phasing out” oil sands from the nation’s economy.This heckler said to Mr Trudeau..

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Teacher Acts Out Trump ‘Assassination’ While Showing Inaugural Video In Class – Top Right News
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Many Americans are reacting with shock after a video posted to Instagram that shows a school teacher acting out an assassination of President Trump on Inauguration Day in front of students in class.

The teacher is shown screaming, “Die!”, as she fires a water pistol at a projected image of Trump.

She deleted the post… but we captured the video.

Incredibly, the teacher appears to have posted the video herself.

It was uploaded on January 20 to the Instagram account of Payal Modi aka payelemm, with the caption, “payalemmWatching the #inauguration in my classroom like… #no #stop #denial #squirtgun #hypocrisy #powerless #saveusall #teachthembetter #atleastitsfriday”…

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IG Investigating Obama Regime Cyber Attacks On Georgia Election System – Daily Caller

Feds have launched an investigation into why the Department of Homeland Security hacked into the Georgia state governmental network, including its election system, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned.

John Roth, inspector general for DHS, wants to know why the agency broke protocol on its way to 10 unprecedented attacks on the system overseen by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp – who is also one of the most vocal critics about the Obama administration’s attempt to designate local and state election machinery as part of federal “critical infrastructure.”

A Jan. 17 letter from Roth notified Kemp his office was officially “investigating a series of ten alleged scanning events of the Georgia Secretary of State’s network that may have originated from DHS-affiliated IP addresses.” A firewall in Georgia’s system thwarted each attempt.

Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and Kemp have clashed over a federal government designation of election systems as “critical infrastructure.” Kemp called it “political power play to federalize elections.”

Johnson sparked a firestorm among state-level secretaries of state – Democrat and Republican alike – when he announced Jan. 6, two weeks before leaving office, that he was unilaterally issuing the designation.

If Roth’s investigation shows Johnson or his subordinates deliberately used federal cybersecurity resources to penetrate a state election system in order to pressure a state official over a policy dispute, it could represent a significant scandal for Johnson and for the outgoing Obama administration…

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Study: Obama Had Worst Record Before Supreme Court In Modern History – Washington Free Beacon
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President Barack Obama had the worst record before the Supreme Court in modern history, losing half of the cases argued before the High Court in his two terms, according to a new study.

While liberals point to legalizing same-sex marriage and the upholding of Obamacare subsidies as cementing the former president’s legacy, the study reveals Obama had a much weaker record with the Supreme Court than previous presidents.

The academic study written by Washington University professor Lee Epstein and University of Chicago law professor Eric Posner found Obama had the “worst record of any President” since Franklin D. Roosevelt. In fact, his presidential performance before the Supreme Court “may be the worst since the Zachary Taylor administration” in the 19th century…

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Dear Bernie, Meet The “Big Mac ATM” That Will Replace All Of Your $15 Per Hour Fast Food Workers – Zero Hedge

Dear Bernie, as you continue in your never-ending “Fight for $15”, we thought you might benefit from a simple example of how economics work in a real life, functioning, capitalistic society. You see, Bernie, labor, much like your daily serving of crunchy granola, is just another “good” that businesses can choose to consume more or less of, depending on price. And, just to be crystal clear, when the price of labor (i.e. wages) increases, businesses tend to consume less of it.

Finally, our dearest Bernie, when misinformed politicians radically disrupt labor markets by setting artificially high base prices, like your proposed $15 federal minimum wage, then businesses simply stop consuming labor completely and instead replace that labor with this “Big Mac ATM Machine.”

So, you see Bernie, pretty soon all those McDonald’s workers that you promised a “fair living wage” to make Big Macs, will have absolutely no wages at all courtesy of your “Fight for $15.”

Of course, as the Daily Caller points out, the “Big Mac ATM” is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to low-skilled jobs that will be automated as a result of the $15 minimum wage that has already been passed in several states across the country.

Wendy’s, another popular fast-food establishment, announced plans in May to start installing self-serving kiosks at some of its over 6,000 locations later in the year. The chain is replacing cashiers and other low-skilled jobs with computers and automated machines because, as Wendy’s president Todd Penegor told Investor’s Business Daily, it has to compensate for wage hikes…

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Police Sweep In, Make 14 Arrests At Portland Anti-Cop Protest – The Oregonian
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Small, scattered protests throughout Wednesday came to a head downtown and again in Northeast Portland as protesters blocked roads and police arrested 14 people.

A group of about 30 people gathered in Pioneer Courthouse Square in the afternoon, calling for the dismissal of Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman. Clad mostly in black with many wearing bandanas over their faces, they stepped into the intersection of Southwest Yamhill and Sixth Avenue, blocking cars, buses and a MAX train.

Within minutes, cars and buses started honking and angry bystanders began yelling for the demonstrators to move. A car tried to push past, but the group refused to move. The driver eventually drove his car away in reverse…

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Mary Tyler Moore, TV Icon, Dies At 80 – Variety

Television great Mary Tyler Moore, the beloved star of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died Wednesday in Connecticut, her publicist confirmed. She was 80.

“Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine,” read the statement from Mara Buxbaum, her longtime rep. “A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.”

The vivacious brunette performer transformed the image of women on television first as Van Dyke’s sexy, vulnerable wife Laura Petrie and then as single career girl Mary Richards in her own series. Her work in the two series brought Moore five Emmy Awards, in 1965, 1966, 1973, 1974 and 1976. She won another Emmy for 1993 TV special “Stolen Babies.”

Moore was also a powerhouse producer via her MTM production company with then-husband Grant Tinker, producing her own series as well as “The Bob Newhart Show” and spinoff series “Rhoda” and “Lou Grant,” among others.

She combined wholesomeness and sex appeal with cracker-jack comedic timing. In many ways Moore was a throwback to Hollywood golden era leading ladies like Myrna Loy and Jean Arthur, but with a decidedly updated twist.

Her role as Laura Petrie, the suburban wife of comedy writer Rob Petrie, also represented a step forward for the portrayal of women on television…

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Trump Orders Construction Of Border Wall, Targets Sanctuary Cities – Fox News
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President Trump signed executive actions Wednesday ordering the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and targeting sanctuary cities, following through on campaign promises that energized his base – and outraged his critics – during the 2016 campaign.

The orders cover a range of immigration enforcement measures. The marquee item is a directive to pursue a southern border wall.

“A nation without borders is not a nation,” Trump declared after signing the measures, while speaking to employees at the Department of Homeland Security. “Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders.”

The first order calls for the “immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border,” and directs the DHS secretary to take “all appropriate steps to immediately plan, design, and construct” the wall using authority under existing law…

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California Asian Restaurant Gives Diner ‘Seen Rat’ Discount – American Mirror

Seeing a rat scurrying around in a restaurant may be enough for any diner to lose her appetite, but apparently the experience is now good enough for a discount, too.

A patron of Fat’s Asian Bistro in Folsom, California allegedly saw a rat while eating at the restaurant last Thursday, claiming it “ran around her feet” during her meal.

Hot 98.3 reports the woman “who believed she would be speaking to a manager at Fat’s Asian Bistro after reporting the incident, was instead handed a receipt with a $30.95 ‘SEEN RAT’ discount.”

That amounted to a roughly 30% decrease in her $116.80 bill.

“The manager put it verbatim what the guest saw or stated, that’s not normal practice,” Restaurant Group Manager Kevin Fat tells News 10.

“In our 14 years in Folsom, we have not experienced something like this before.”

It’s not clear why the manager didn’t inquire, but instead simply offered the discount.

“That’s something that that manager at the time thought was appropriate, [it’s a] learning lesson,” Fat says.

According to the owner, restaurant staff immediately notified pest control, who found no evidence of the rat.

“For example there were no droppings, there were no live or dead bodies, no nesting, no gnawed food packages,” Kelly McCoy, a health inspector from the Sacramento County Environmental Management Department, says…

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Days Into Trump Administration, Corrupt VA Employees Are Already Being Fired – Daily Caller
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Days into Donald Trump’s administration, heads are finally beginning to roll at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Two notoriously corrupt employees in Puerto Rico were fired this week, indicating that more may be on the way.

One is the hospital’s CEO, DeWayne Hamlin, who offered an employee $305,000 to quit after she played a role in exposing his drug arrest.

“Mr. DeWayne Hamlin was removed from federal service effective January 20, 2017,” the VA said. Jan. 20 was Inauguration Day.

Under former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald, the agency ignored years of evidence about shoddy work ethic, theft and whistleblower retaliation…

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Trump State Department Freezes Obama’s $221M Gift To Palestinians – World Israel News

Former US President Barack Obama, in his waning hours, quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA), which Congress had been blocking.

The Trump administration announced it is freezing the move.

The State Department is reviewing the last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians.

Kerry formally notified Congress that State would release the money Friday morning, just hours before President Donald Trump took the oath of office.

The funds – supposedly intended for reconstruction in Gaza and good governance programs for the Palestinian Authority – were being blocked by at least two Republican lawmakers- Ed Royce (R-CA), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Kay Granger (R-TX), who sits on the House Appropriations Committee – in response to Palestinian attempts to join international organizations, from which it intended to launch more international campaigns against Israel and before a peace deal with Israel.

Such holds are generally respected but are not legally binding.

When asked about the transfer by a reporter during Tuesday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that “[Trump] is very concerned about how taxpayer money is spent, whether it’s sent overseas and what we get for it in terms of the relationship or our support for a democracy or aid to another country for their defenses. But he’s going to be examining all aspects of the budget… He’s going to make sure that every deal, every dollar that is spent by the government is done in a way that respects the American taxpayer.”…

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Google Permanently Bans 200 “Fake News” Sites – Zero Hedge
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The crackdown has begun.

In a blog post by Scott Spencer, director of product management for sustainable ads, posted on Wednesday, Google said it has banned 200 publishers from accessing its Adsense advertising service for posting fake news stories. Google said it had cracked down on sites which contained 1) Ads for illegal products; 2) Misleading ads; 3) Bad ads on mobile; 4) Ads trying to game the system and, 5) Promoting and profiting from bad sites. But the emphasis was on the so-called “fake news” category which has dominated media buzz for the past two months.

This is how Spencer explained his action:

In 2016, we saw the rise of tabloid cloakers, a new type of scammer that tries to game our system by pretending to be news…

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Democrats And Republicans Unite To Rescind Last-Minute Obama Order Seeking Federal Election Takeover – Daily Caller

All 50 state secretaries of state are urging the Trump administration to rescind a last-minute Department of Homeland Security directive calling state election systems “critical infrastructure.”

Many state officials fear this is the first step toward a federal takeover of state-run elections, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

While deep political discord may be found on other issues, state secretaries – who oversee all election machinery – appear completely united against the former administration’s attempt to insert the federal government into state-run elections.

Then-Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson surprised and outraged state election officials with his Jan. 6 action, just two weeks before President-elect Donald Trump was to assume the presidency.

ohnson tried to portray his move as part of the Obama administration’s effort against Russian government hacking of Democratic Party emails during the presidential campaign.

But state officials retort that election machines and the infrastructure are not connected to the Internet and therefore are immune to cybersecurity attacks.

Incoming DHS Secretary John Kelly indicated in written testimony prior to his confirmation he was troubled by Johnson’s directive.

“The notion that DHS can or should exercise some degree of influence over state voting systems is highly controversial and appears to be a political question beyond the scope of DHS’ current legislative cyber mandates,” Kelly wrote…

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Tucker Carlson Nearly Doubling Ratings Of Anti-Trump Media Whore He Replaced – The Hill
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Fox News’s Tucker Carlson is nearly doubling the ratings of his predecessor, Megyn Kelly, when compared to the same time period last year, according to Nielsen Media Research.

“Tucker Carlson Tonight” is up 95 percent in the 25- to 54-year-old demographic that advertisers covet most compared with the same period in 2016, when “The Kelly File” occupied the 9 p.m. ET time slot.

Carlson has averaged 775,000 viewers per night in the category, while Kelly averaged 398,000 during the same time period, Jan. 11-22.

Carlson took over the 9 p.m. slot on Jan. 9, shortly after Kelly announced she would be leaving for a daytime program on NBC.

Fox had reportedly offered Kelly $100 million over four years to stay with the network last fall…

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Texas Governor Abbott Threatens To Cut Funding To Travis County Over Illegal ‘Sanctuary City’ Policies – Fox News

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott threatened to cut funding for one county after its sheriff announced the agency would be scaling back its cooperation with federal immigration.

Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez announced last week she’s scaling back the amount of aid her department provides federal immigration agents in detaining suspects who might be in the country illegally, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

Starting Feb. 1, sheriff’s officials will begin honoring so-called immigration holds or “detainers” placed by federal authorities only when a suspect is booked into the Travis County Jail on charges of capital murder, aggravated sexual assault and “continuous smuggling of persons.”

Otherwise, federal agents must have a court order or arrest warrant signed by a judge for the jail to continue housing a person whose immigration status is in question.

“The public must be confident that local law enforcement is focused on local public safety, not on federal immigration enforcement. Our jail cannot be perceived as a holding tank for ICE or that Travis County deputies are ICE officers,” Hernandez said.

Hernandez’s announcement came as Texas Republicans are gearing up for a new fight to ban so-called sanctuary cities in the current legislative session.

Abbott responded to the announcement, tweeting his office “will cut funding for Travis County adopting sanctuary policies.”

“Stiffer penalties coming,” Abbott’s tweet said…

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Israel Approves 2,500 New West-Bank Settlement Homes – Washington Times
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Israel said Tuesday it approved 2,500 new settler homes in the West Bank, signaling a major ramp-up of construction just days after the swearing-in of U.S. President Donald Trump, whose election has emboldened the settlement movement.

Trump is widely expected to be more sympathetic to Israel’s settlement policies than the fiercely critical Obama administration, and has also vowed to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to contested Jerusalem. Israel’s nationalist government has welcomed the prospective change in policy, but it also risks igniting Palestinian or even regional unrest.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in a statement that he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on the approval “in response to housing needs.”…

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Trump Orders Media Blackout At Government Agencies: Bans Use Of Social Media, Bars New EPA Contracts – Zero Hedge

It wasn’t just the EPA.

Earlier today, we reported that the Trump administration instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants.

Emails sent to EPA staff since President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday and reviewed by The Associated Press, detailed the specific prohibitions banning press releases, blog updates or posts to the agency’s social media accounts. On Monday, the Huffington Post reported that EPA grants had been frozen, with agency employees barred from speaking of the matter.

Cited by The Hill, Myron Ebell, who leads the Trump EPA transition, confirmed the freeze to ProPublica. “They’re trying to freeze things to make sure nothing happens they don’t want to have happen, so any regulations going forward, contracts, grants, hires, they want to make sure to look at them first,” Ebell told ProPublica. Trump’s pick for EPA director, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, has frequently challenged agency policy in court.

The Trump administration reportedly told the Department of the Interior to stop tweeting from its accounts over the weekend after the National Park Service’s Twitter account retweeted a post about the crowd sizes at Trump’s inauguration Friday. The agency brought back its accounts on Saturday.

Asked if the EPA had been gagged, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Tuesday: “I don’t know… we’re looking into it… I don’t think it’s a surprise we’re going to review the policies but I don’t have any info at this time.”…

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The Trump Effect: CDC Cancels Major Climate Change Conference – James Delingpole
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has cancelled a major conference on climate change next month.

This is unquestionably a result of the Trump Effect: the CDC is one of many US federal agencies which have been forced rapidly to adjust their priorities under a presidential administration which does not see man-made climate change as a significant issue.

According to The Hill:

The cancelled summit was intended to teach public health officials more about climate change, an idea that is widely backed by climate scientists. Former President Barack Obama made it a key focus of his administration.

And this is exactly the problem which has beset so many public (and indeed private) institutions so long…

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Planned Parenthood: ‘We Don’t Offer Prenatal Care’ – WorldNetDaily

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is on record stating her business is essential to American women because of the prenatal care it offers.

She is emphasizing that point as a move develops in Congress to withhold the half-a-billion taxpayer dollars that each year goes to the abortion-industry behemoth.

The funding must continue, Richards said, because prenatal care is among “the kinds of services that folks depend on Planned Parenthood for.”

The problem?

Planned Parenthood “offers abortions, so they don’t offer prenatal care,” according to a Tempe, Arizona, spokeswoman for the business.

That’s right. The service Planned Parenthood says is so important, it doesn’t provide.

The nonprofit Live Action, in a new video investigation, found 92 out of 97 Planned Parenthood centers contacted admitted they would refuse to provide any prenatal care.

Of the other five, one said it was not accepting new patients, and another said it could provide vitamins.

“No, see, we don’t see pregnant women as a way of giving prenatal care, we see pregnant women, um, you know, if they are considering other options,” was from Planned Parenthood in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“No, we don’t do prenatal services. I mean, it’s called Planned Parenthood, I know it’s kind of deceiving,” said a Merrillville, Indiana, spokeswoman…

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Crazed Leftist Charged With Threatening To Assassinate Trump Is Close Family Friend Of Clintons – Daily Mail

The man arrested by Miami Beach police Tuesday for allegedly threatening President-elect Donald Trump online is a member of a prominent northeast family close to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

He once gave $20,000 to the Democratic National Committee, DailyMail.com has learned.

Suspect Dominic Puopolo Jr., 51, sat near Hillary Clinton when she delivered the eulogy at the funeral of Puopolo’s mother, Sonia, who died in one of the jets that flew into the World Trade Center on 9-11.

During that eulogy on Oct. 6, 2001 in Boston, the former presidential candidate referred to ‘Dom Jr.’s latest computer wizardry.’

The ‘wizard’ is now being held in a Miami-Dade County jail after using Twitter to threaten Trump’s life.

Trump is scheduled to be sworn in Friday in Washington, D.C. as Puopolo remains incarcerated on a charge of threatening to harm a public servant.

Puopolo reportedly admitted to posting a video to Twitter, saying: ‘This is the 16th of January 2017, I will be at the review/ inauguration and I will kill President Trump, President elect Trump today.’

He was nabbed after leaving a Washington Avenue Subway sandwich shop about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Puopolo, however, may not be the average Trump hater.

On various social media platforms, where he posts as JesusChrist1701, the computer consultant claims to have testified in terror cases as an expert witness in a German federal court in Hamburg from 2003 to 2008…

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President Donald J. Trump Inaguration: Schedule Of Events – 100PercentFedUp
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Thursday January 19th 2017

• 10:35 am – Performances begin at Lincoln Memorial. “Voices of the People,” the first act of a day-long public concert, will feature groups such as the DC Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, the Republican Hindu Coalition, high school marching bands, choirs and baton twirlers.

• 3:30 pm to 4 pm – Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of the nation’s veterans.

• 4 pm to 6 pm – Trump will deliver remarks during the second act of the concert at Lincoln Memorial, dubbed the “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration.” The event, broadcast live nationally, will be headlined by country stars Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood and feature a fireworks finale.

Trump is expected to spend Thursday night at Blair House, the presidential guest residence across the street from the White House…

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Body Of Missing Mother Of Two Found In Suitcase In Leicester Alleyway – Daily Mail

Police have named a suspected murder victim whose body was found in a suitcase.

The remains of Next call centre worker Kiran Daudia were discovered dumped in an alleyway in Evington, Leicester, on Tuesday morning.

A 50-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of Mrs Daudia’s murder has now been charged with the offence.

Ashwin Daudia, of Lyme Road, Leicester, will appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning.

Police have appealed for witnesses who may have seen anyone pulling a suitcase in the area in the late afternoon or early evening of Monday, to come forward.

Details of the suitcase in which the body was found, such as its make or colour, have also not been revealed. However police have confirmed the suitcase had wheels.

A post-mortem examination is set to be carried out to determine how Mrs Daudia, who had worked for retail giant Next for over 17 years and is thought to have two adult sons, died.

In a statement her devastated family said: ‘Kiran was a much loved mum, daughter, sister and auntie, and she will be deeply missed by us all.

‘We ask that our privacy be respected during this very difficult time.’

A member of the public made the discovery of 46-year-old Mrs Daudia’s body in an alleyway between two terraced homes.

Forensic officers carried out a number of searches after the grim find, and doo–to-door enquires were carried out in the area…

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CBS Finally Treats ‘Pizzagate’ Like A Real News Story – Your News Wire
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CBS claims that the Pizzagate story, which suggests an elite pedophile ring operates out of Washington DC, is real and needs to be investigated by the FBI.

According to CBS host Ben Swann, evidence collected by alternative media researchers provides “compelling evidence” that high level government officials such as John Podesta and Hillary Clinton may be connected to some kind of child sex scandal – a claim the alternative media have been making for months.

Ben uploaded his segment to his Facebook page on Tuesday, asking the very good question “why is no one investigating this?“

The answer to this question is that like so many scandals involving the elite – a huge cover-up is likely underway in which the elites in government, media and law enforcement are trying to bury this story as deep as possible and keep it from public view…

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Obama Scores The Worst Legislative Record In History – Washington Times

President Obama oversaw the deepest legislative malaise in modern political history, according to the Washington Times Legislative Index, which captures his struggles to find ways to work with a Congress that ranged from lukewarm to openly hostile toward him.

Over the course of his eight years, he has signed just 1,227 bills into law – less, even, than one-term Presidents Carter and George H.W. Bush. Digging deeper into the numbers, Congress spent less time in session, handled fewer business on the chamber floors and generally sputtered for much of Mr. Obama’s tenure, according to The Times’ index.

Blame for the poor showing falls across Washington. Some analysts say a Congress with four years of divided control hamstrung Mr. Obama, while others say the president failed to find ways to work with the legislature that voters gave him – particularly after the 2010 elections.

“The president was never good at reaching across the aisle. So when the composition of Congress changed relative to what it was in his first two years, he wasn’t able to accommodate that very well,” said Andrew Busch, a presidential scholar at Claremont McKenna College in California. “He never accustomed himself to operating in a system where he was not the sole player.”

It’s all the more stunning for Mr. Obama having emerged from the legislature himself, having served first in the Illinois Statehouse and then in the U.S. Senate, where he spent two years in a Republican-controlled Congress and two years in a Democrat-run Congress…

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Nutbag Feminist Exposes Her Breasts During Unveiling Of Trump Exhibit At Wax Museum – Universal Free Press
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What is it with feminists taking off their shirts as a form of protest? This time the boob bomb happened in Madrid, as in Spain, at the Museo de Cera de Madrid, a wax museum, at the unveiling of a statue of American President-elect Donald Trump. The strumpet, uh, feminist reportedly with the group Femen crashed the ceremony with “Grab the patriarchy by the balls” painted on her back, and proceeded to do just that to the statue.

This, apparently, was a retaliation of sorts as the world’s feminists have drunk the mainstream media kool-aid in regards to Donald Trump being a misogynist after the leaked tape of him engaging in locker room talk with an Access Hollywood reporter among other reasons. Grab ’em by the [crotch], grab ’em by the [cojones].

The topless incident was recorded and disseminated by the Spanish website Eslang…

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President Asshat Commutes Sentence Of Unrepentant Marxist Terrorist Oscar Lopez-Rivera – Right Wing News

Obama came into office as the antidote to all those irritating flags liberals had to look at after 9/11. He was elected as the quintessential “other,” a guy who sees himself as a Citizen of the World, who conspicuously does not like America, and who promised to redeem us for our alleged sins against political correctness by bringing us down a few notches vis-à-vis other countries. With just a few days left of his disgraceful presidency, he continues to deliver. Commuting the sentence of a traitor who should have been executed wasn’t enough; he has done the same for vicious Marxist terrorist Oscar Lopez-Rivera:

With Obama’s commutation, Lopez, 74, will leave prison by May 17.

Like other sociopathic maniacs who have gone out of their way to deserve the death penalty (e.g., Mumia Abu-Jamal, Tookie Williams), Lopez is a cause célèbre among left-wing extremists.

Former President Jimmy Carter, Pope Francis and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois’ 4th district supported his release, as did South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Here is how Lopez won their hearts:

Lopez was a leader of FALN, the Spanish acronym for the Armed Forces of National Liberation. He was found guilty in U.S. District Court in Chicago in 1981 of weapons, explosives and seditious conspiracy charges, and sentenced to 55 years in prison. He received an additional 15 years in 1988 after he was convicted of plotting to escape from federal prison.

FALN’s goal was a free [from America, Puerto Rican voters be damned] and socialist Puerto Rico. The group was primarily active in New York and Chicago and claimed responsibility for more than 140 bombings since 1974. Authorities connected five deaths to the bomb blasts. Another 100 people were maimed by the bombings, authorities said…

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Obama’s EPA Disasters Highlighted During Scott Pruitt’s Confirmation Hearing – Townhall
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The tables were turned on the Democrats during Wednesday’s Senate hearing for Environmental Protection Agency nominee and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

During the opening remarks, Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman John Barrasso (R) berated Barack Obama and intrusive EPA policies during his time in office.

“The regulatory zeal of the last eight years has violated a fundamental principle of environmental stewardship, which is ‘do no harm,’” Barrasso said. “This failed environmental leadership has contributed to two of the worst government-created environmental disasters in decades: the Gold King Mine spill, and Flint, Michigan’s water crisis.”

However, Pruitt did say that he doesn’t believe climate change is a hoax…

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Religion Of Peace Update: Mali Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 60 – Toronto Star

A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing at least 60 people and wounding 115 soldiers and former fighters who are trying to stabilize the region. The attack marked a significant setback for peace efforts.

Suspicion quickly fell on the Islamic extremist groups operating in the area which oppose the 2015 peace agreement that brought the parties together. A Mauritanian news agency that frequently receives communications from extremist groups, Alakhbar, said a group linked to al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch, al-Mourabitoun, had claimed responsibility.

The morning blast hit the Joint Operational Mechanism base in the city of Gao, home to Malian soldiers and hundreds of former fighters who signed the peace agreement with the government. Witnesses said the car breached the camp as hundreds of fighters were gathering for a meeting.

The office of Mali’s president late Wednesday put the provisional death toll at 60, with 115 wounded.

Dr. Sadou Maiga at Gao’s hospital told The Associated Press that all other hospital activities had ceased with dozens of wounded victims arriving.

“Some have died from their wounds, and others are in a very grave state,” he said. “At this point, it’s not the toll of dead and injured that interests me, it’s saving who I can.”

The attack underscores the enormous challenges that remain in northern Mali four years after the French military led an intervention to drive the jihadists from power in the major towns across the north. The peace agreement has proved difficult to implement…

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Tucker Carlson Vs. The Fake “Demand Protest” Guy – Hot Air
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Trust me when I tell you that you’ve never seen something like this before on cable news and probably never will again.

Did people actually believe this was real? I mean, the group’s website promises that “When you need the appearance of outrage, we are able to deliver it at scale while keeping your reputation intact” – under the heading “Unassailable Authenticity.”

Demand Protest, a San Francisco company that bills itself as the “largest private grassroots support organization in the United States,” posted identical ads Jan. 12 in multiple cities on Backpage.com seeking “operatives.”

“Get paid fighting against Trump!” says the ad.

“We pay people already politically motivated to fight for the things they believe. You were going to take action anyways, why not do so with us!” the ad continues…

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11th-Hour Screwjob: Obama Regime Throws Another $500 Million Down UN Global Warming Rathole – CNS

The State Department on Tuesday announced it has transferred a further $500 million to a U.N.-affiliated global climate change fund whose congressional critics have derided as a ‘slush fund” and “handout to foreign bureaucrats.”

The move comes three days before the inauguration of a president who pledged days before his election victory to “cancel billions in global warming payments to the United Nations” and devote funds instead to “environmental infrastructure” at home.

The $500 million is the second transfer to the Green Climate Fund, whose aim is to help developing countries reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to occurrences blamed on climate change such as rising sea-levels and drought.

President Obama pledged $3 billion to the GCF over four years, and a first instalment, also $500 million, was paid last March.

Critics in Congress at the time charged that the disbursement was a waste of taxpayers’ money, and pointed out that Congress had not authorized or appropriated any funding for the GCF.

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who has led the criticism, on Tuesday called the latest payment “an insult to American taxpayers.”

“The hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars the Obama administration spent on the United Nations Green Climate Fund were never approved by Congress,” he said.

“The Obama administration is now sending this slush fund another $500 million in its final days in the White House,” Barrasso added…

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Creepy Video Shows Attorney Attempting To Put Woman Into Trance For Sexual Gratification – Law Newz
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An incredibly creepy video has been released showing portions of a police sting involving an Ohio lawyer who pleaded guilty last year to hypnotizing clients for his own sexual pleasure.

The video was obtained by a local Ohio news outlet and shows attorney Michael Fine hypnotizing a woman during a 2014 appointment with a client seeking a divorce.

“Let’s take a deep breath… one more time. Ok, I gotta calm down, let’s do this together,” Fine says to the unidentified woman.

He continues, “Each time I say the word sleep, you’re gonna go deeper and deeper, ten times deeper. One, two, three, sleep… one, two, three sleep.”

Fine was disbarred and pleaded guilty to charges in 2016 of putting five other women into trances for his own sexual gratification…

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Trump Eyes 10% Spending Cuts, 20% Slash Of Federal Workers – Washington Examiner

Making good on a promise to slash government, President-elect Trump has asked his incoming team to pursue spending and staffing cuts.

Insiders said that the spending reductions in some departments could go as high as 10 percent and staff cuts to 20 percent, numbers that would rock Washington if he follows through.

At least two so-called “landing teams” in Cabinet agencies have relayed the call for cuts as part of their marching orders to shrink the flab in government.

The cuts would target discretionary spending, not mandated programs such as Medicare or Social Security, the sources said.

The spending reductions are expected to be used to help pay for Trump’s plan to boost the Pentagon’s budget, tax cuts and some pet projects, potentially including the anti-immigration wall on the nation’s southern border.

The teams also are looking at staffing cuts over four years through attrition, a hiring freeze and reorganization.

The plan is winning cheers in conservative, anti-tax and anti-spending corners in Washington that have long sought massive cuts in the bureaucracy.

Presidents rarely cut spending, choosing freezes instead. In the meantime, federal spending has reached historic levels. Trump has picked a budget hawk, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, to head the Office of Management and Budget, a clear sign that spending cuts are a top priority.

Still, Trump is likely to face a wall of opposition from Democrats and federal unions who consider much of the federal workforce on their side…

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2nd Project Veritas Video Released: What Leftists Are Planning For Trump’s Inauguration Is Way Worse Than We Thought – Freedom Daily
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Liberals are truly the most vile people on the face of the planet. Several days ago, we learned from Project Veritas’ undercover video that leftists were plotting to set off acid attacks to disrupt the Deploraball, an event to be held in honor of Trump’s Inauguration. Now a second video has been released, and it’s much worse than any of us could’ve ever imagined.

While we can dismiss many of the liberals’ antics as juvenile, now that Trump is about to become president, they’re stepping up their game to pull off stunts that are terroristic in nature. Now their grand plans include not only acid attacks, but attacking the public transit system in Washington D.C. as a way to shut down the entire city.

Some of the dialogue recorded from the video:

So the simultaneous to the checkpoint blockades in the morning, we are also doing a series of clusterf*ck blockades, where we are going to try to blockade all the major ingress points in the city…

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Assange Lawyer: Manning Commutation Doesn’t Meet Extradition Offer’s Conditions – The Hill

The attorney for Julian Assange said President Obama’s commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence does not meet the conditions of the WikiLeaks head’s offer to be extradited to the United States if Manning were pardoned.

Obama on Tuesday commuted Manning’s sentence for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, leading many to wonder whether that meant Assange was ready to surrender to the Department of Justice.

“Mr. Assange welcomes the announcement that Ms. Manning’s sentence will be reduced and she will be released in May, but this is well short of what he sought,” said Barry Pollack, Assange’s U.S.-based attorney, via email.

“Mr. Assange had called for Chelsea Manning to receive clemency and be released immediately.”

Assange has not been publicly charged with a crime in the United States, but his legal team believes he may be charged “under seal,” where charges are kept secret to prevent a suspect from preparing an escape.

Assange first offered in September to trade extradition to the U.S. for a pardon for Manning. He reiterated the claim as recently as last week on Twitter.

“If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case,” tweeted WikiLeaks’s official account on Thursday.

On Tuesday, the White House denied that tweet had anything to do with commuting Manning’s sentence…

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Obama Commutes Sentence Of Bradley (Chelsea) Manning, Who Gave Classified Documents To WikiLeaks – Chicago Tribune
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President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 U.S. documents to go free nearly three decades early.

Embracing his clemency powers days before leaving office, Obama also pardoned 64 individuals including retired Gen. James Cartwright, charged with making false statements during another leak probe. Manning was one of 209 inmates with sentences commuted by Obama, who has now granted more commutations than any other president in history.

Neil Eggleston, Obama’s White House counsel, said the individuals would learn “that our nation is a forgiving nation, where hard work and a commitment to rehabilitation can lead to a second chance, and where wrongs from the past will not deprive an individual of the opportunity to move forward.”…

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Trump Effect: Hyundai-Kia To Spend $3.1 Billion In U.S. Over 5 Years – Detroit News

Hyundai Motor Co. and affiliate Kia Motors Corp. said they will spend $3.1 billion in the U.S. in the next five years, joining other vehicle manufacturers in announcing investment plans amid threats from President-elect Donald Trump of higher levies on auto imports from Mexico.

The planned U.S. investment by South Korea’s two largest automakers is about 50 percent more than the $2.1 billion they spent in the previous five-year period, Hyundai Motor President Chung Jin-haeng told reporters in Seoul on Tuesday. The group is considering building a new factory in the U.S. and may produce Hyundai Motor’s upscale Genesis vehicles and a U.S.-specific SUV in the country, said the executive, who also oversees the strategic planning for Kia.

“We expect a boost in the U.S. economy and increased demand for various models as President-elect Trump follows through on his promise to create one million jobs in five years,” Chung said. “We will actively consider introducing new models that have increasing demand and profits.”

Hyundai Motor and Kia join a growing list of automakers announcing investments in the U.S., even though they have yet to be singled out by Trump. Toyota Motor Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said this month they’ll spend on U.S. plants after the president-elect threatened for months to slap Mexico-built vehicles with a 35 percent import tax. Carmakers are eager to cooperate with the incoming administration as they prepare to ask for favors including weaker fuel economy rules and lower corporate taxes…

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Walmart To Create 10,000 U.S. Jobs In Nod To Trump – MarketWatch
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it plans to create about 10,000 U.S. jobs this year, a sign that even the country’s largest private employer feels the need to tout American job growth ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The jobs will come from previously planned store openings, store expansions and new e-commerce services, the company said Tuesday. The retailer WMT, -0.45% said 24,000 additional construction jobs will be supported by those efforts.

“With a presence in thousands of communities and a vast supplier network, we know we play an important role in supporting and creating American jobs,” Dan Bartlett, Wal-Mart executive vice president of corporate affairs, said in a press release…

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Man Accused Of Driving 132 MPH On Turnpike, Crashing Into Garbage Truck – Orlando Sentinel

A 20-year-old Clermont man driving more than 130 mph on Florida’s Turnpike crashed into a garbage truck Tuesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Daniele Heller was driving south on the turnpike near West Colonial Drive in Orange County “at a high rate of speed” about 8:20 a.m. Witnesses told FHP troopers he drove onto the left shoulder of the road to pass a car but lost control of his 2013 Nissan, FHP spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Montes said.

Heller hit the center barrier wall on the turnpike, Montes said, then struck a garbage truck driven by 60-year-old Carlos Guivas of Deltona.

Heller suffered minor injuries, Montes said. Guivas was not injured.

Earlier Tuesday morning, an FHP trooper clocked Heller at 132 mph, Montes said. The trooper said it looked like Heller was racing another car before the crash. That vehicle was not found.

Heller was arrested and booked into the Orange County Jail on a reckless driving charge. His bond is set at $500, according to jail records…

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President Of White House Correspondents’ Association Praises Earnest, Only One Person Claps – Washington Free Beacon
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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest received awkward applause from one person on Tuesday after the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, Reuters reporter Jeff Mason, lauded him for his service.

During Earnest’s final White House press briefing, he called on Mason to ask a question. Mason then commended Earnest for committing his time towards meeting with the press.

“Josh, first of all, on behalf of the White House Correspondents’ Association, we want to thank you for your commitment to regular briefings with us,” Mason said. “We haven’t always agreed on everything, and there has always been some tension, which is normal between a White House and a press corps that covers it.”

“We are grateful to you and your team for working with the Correspondents’ Association and for your commitment to dealing with us on a daily basis, so thank you,” Mason added…

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MLK III Refuses To Take Parasitic CNN Reporter’s Bait, Attack Trump – American Mirror

All the media wanted Martin Luther King III to do today was attack Donald Trump.

He refused to take the bait.

Raw video from the King’s brief appearance before the press in Trump Tower shows reporters – including CNN’s Jim Acosta – asking loaded questions in a vain attempt to get Martin Luther King, Jr.’s son to criticize the president-elect.

Each time, he refused.

After saying he had a “very constructive” meeting with Trump about the voting system and the Voting Rights Act, members of the media completely ignored his statement and trolled for scandal.

“As you know, Rep. Lewis still has the scars from the march on Selma. Were you offended by the president-elect’s tweet that Rep. Lewis is all talk and no action?” one reporter asked.

King avoided attacking Trump.

“In the heat of emotion, a lot of things get said on both sides,” he responded.

“Many African-Americans are very concerned about a Trump presidency,” another reporter said, before telling King a woman told him Trump would have black people “up against the wall, both literally and figuratively.

“Did he allay your concerns that he’ll be a president for all people, both black and white?”

King defended Trump. “He said he’s going to represent all Americans, ” but added “we will continue to evaluate that.”…

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Orlando Nightclub Terrorist’s Wife Could Face Life In Prison On New Charges – Fox News
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Noor Salman, the wife of the Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen, could face life in prison on charges against her in a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday, as prosecutors said she deliberately helped her husband’s terror plans while trying to keep police and the FBI off their trail.

Salman, 30, “did knowingly aid and abet” her husband’s attempts to support the Islamic State terror group, the two-count indictment unsealed on Tuesday stated. It also charged her with obstruction of justice. The indictment painted a much different picture from her claim she was clueless about his intentions.

The “aiding and abetting” charge signals that the feds believe she played a major role in the attack, a former federal prosecutor told FoxNews.com…

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President Asshat Names Iran Deal Salesman To Holocaust Memorial Council – The Hill

President Obama on Tuesday appointed deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, part of a slew of appointments given to high-profile staff and supporters in the final days of his presidency.

Rhodes, whose mother is Jewish, played a key role in shaping Obama’s foreign policy during his eight years in the White House.

He also came under fire from some U.S. Jewish groups for his role in selling the Iran nuclear deal and the administration’s decision to allow a resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity to pass the U.N. Security Council.

Congress created the council in 1980 to boost awareness of the Nazi genocide and raise money for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

Presidential appointees serve five-year terms and make up some of the 68-member board, which also includes lawmakers and Cabinet officials.

The president also named senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and national security adviser Susan Rice to the Kennedy Center board of trustees.

The postings, made in the final days of Obama’s presidency, are something of a parting gift to longtime staff and supporters.

Rhodes, Jarrett and Rice all served in the White House throughout Obama’s entire presidency.

Kristie Canegallo, another longtime staffer, was selected as a member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board…

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Trump Effect: GM To Add Or Keep 7,000 Jobs, Make $1 Billion Factory Investment In U.S. – Chicago Tribune
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General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories and add thousands of new white-collar jobs, measures that have been in the works for years but announced Tuesday after criticism from President-elect Donald Trump.

In all, the Detroit automaker said it will create or keep 7,000 jobs in the next few years, including about 2,000 at its factories. Another 5,000 new positions will be created at its auto financing arm and to develop advanced technology, electric and autonomous vehicles and information technology.

The company wouldn’t release details on where the jobs will go, saying that will be revealed during the year. But most of the new positions would be in Michigan, spokesman Patrick Morrissey said. The long-planned new white-collar jobs will come in the next two or three years…

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Trump Adds Rudy Giuliani To Cyber-Security Team – Daily Caller
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President-elect Donald Trump announced the addition of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to a White House team tasked with improving cyber security both within the government and private sector Thursday morning.

Giuliani – who currently serves as both chairman and CEO of Giuliani Partners and chairman of global cyber security practice at Greenberg Traurig – will “be sharing his expertise and insight as a trusted friend concerning private sector cyber security problems and emerging solutions developing in the private sector,” Trump’s transition team wrote in a statement.

The statement added that Giuliani and Trump “will be hosting a series of meetings with senior corporate executives from companies which have faced or are facing challenges similar to those facing the government and public entities today, such as hacking, intrusions, disruptions, manipulations, theft of data and identities, and securing information technology infrastructure.”…

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Vote-A-Rama Ends With Senate Passing Obamacare Repeal – Breitbart

The Senate is already rolling back President Barack Obama’s legacy.

It passed the continuing resolution, S. Con.Res. 3, that tears away the fees, taxes and subsidies from the 201o Patient Protection and Affordable Cart Act, Obamacare, shortly after 1:25 Thursday morning, 51-to-48.

All Republicans, except for Sen. Rand Paul (R.-KY), voted for the resolution. Paul criticized the budget resolution for not addressing the federal debt and for not having a companion replacement bill. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.-CA), who is recovering from a scheduled medical procedure was absent from the chamber.

As senators waited for their names to be called by the clerk, Paul approached the clerk’s desk from side and whispered: “No.”

All Democrats and the two Independents who caucus with Democrats voted against the resolution.

Soon after they voted, virtually all Republicans left the floor. Among the handful staying behind were Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-KY) and Majority Whip John Cornyn (R.-Texas), along with Sen. John R. Thune (R.-S.D.), Sen. Roy Blunt (R.-MO) in the front. McConnell sat quietly at his desk, but Cornyn stood tall in the well watching the votes come in.

All of the Democrats did not respond with their names were called off and they sat glumly with their armed crossed or their chins resting on their hand. When the Republicans were done, led by Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D.-N.Y.), each Democrat attempted to make remarks with their vote…

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Trump Effect: Amazon To Create 100,000 New U.S. Jobs – Truthfeed
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Amazon will be adding 100k new U.S. jobs as the Trump Effect continues to sweep the nation.

Now let’s remember Jeff Bezos and Donald Trump are far from “best friends.” Amazon and the liberal media will likely attempt to minimize the effect Trump had on this decision.

However, the truth of the matter is Trump’s America First policy helped make this happen. Imagine the outrage if Amazon announced a slew of new jobs that would be based in Mexico? In Trump’s America, outsourcing jobs is equivalent to a P.R. nightmare, and keeping jobs at home are a P.R. BOON. The incentives are finally in the right direction and Trump didn’t even need a “magic wand.”

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Judge Rules Woman Can’t Sue Trump For Calling Her A “Dummy” On Twitter – CBS News

Donald Trump can’t be sued for defamation by a political strategist who said her reputation was trashed after then-candidate Trump called her a “dummy” on Twitter during last year’s presidential campaign, according to a judge’s decision made public Tuesday.

Manhattan state Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe ruled that though Mr. Trump’s tweets about public relations strategist and Republican consultant Cheryl Jacobus were “rife with vague and simplistic insults,” they were expressions of opinion protected by the First Amendment.

“Thus, although the intemperate tweets are clearly intended to belittle and demean plaintiff,” they wouldn’t prevent her from working as a consultant and political commentator, Jaffe wrote in a 20-page decision signed Monday.

Jacobus’ lawyer, Jay Butterman, vowed to appeal the decision, adding that the ruling had effectively given “now President-elect Donald Trump a free pass to trample on the free speech rights of any critic.”

Larry Rosen, Mr. Trump’s attorney, called Jaffe’s decision “well-reasoned.” A transition spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

The case has its roots in a February appearance Jacobus made on CNN, in which she said the Republican candidate’s presidential campaign had not been transparent about its financing.

Jacobus had previously had two meetings with then-Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in the summer of 2015 about a possible job with the campaign…

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Lunatic John McCain Admits He Handed Dossier Smearing Trump To FBI – Daily Mail
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Sworn Donald Trump enemy John McCain admitted Wednesday that he passed the dossier of claims of a Russian blackmail plot against the president-elect – calling it ‘what any citizen should do’.

McCain – a longstanding anti-Trump Republican who had disassociated himself from the candidate’s campaign weeks before the election – cast himself as an innocent and concerned member of the public as he justified his move.

He claimed he had no idea whether it was accurate or not – but that he believed the FBI should have it because it was ‘sensitive’.

‘I did what any citizen should do. I received sensitive information and handed it to the FBI,’ he told CNN – the network which broke the story that the document existed. It was then published in full by Buzzfeed…

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Michigan Man Issued Parking Ticket In His Own Driveway – Zero Hedge

The state of Michigan is not exactly known for its balmy weather this time of year.

And residents reasonably do what they have to do to cope with often extreme winter temperatures.

Last Thursday a man named Taylor Trupiano of Roseville, Michigan did what a lot of people do in cold climates.

He walked out of his house, started his car, turned on the heat, and went back inside for a few minutes while his engine and vehicle interior warmed up.

According to Mr. Trupiano, he was only inside for about 7 or 8 minutes.

But by the time he came back to his car, there was already a parking ticket on his windshield– with a fine totaling $128.

Some local police officer had apparently driven by, noticed the vehicle was unattended, written up this heinous infraction, and left.

There are so many things wrong with this picture it’s hard to know where to begin.

First off, the citation that Mr. Trupiano received was a parking ticket. Yet his car was parked on his own private property.

Let that sink in: this man received a parking ticket while his car was parked on his own property.

You can’t even park your car on your own property anymore without being in violation of some series of laws, rules, or local ordinances.

The city government’s reasoning is that, if you leave a vehicle unattended, it may encourage car thieves to steal it.

This is pretty flimsy logic.

Sure, maybe if a car thief is standing right there he/she may take the opportunity…

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Obama’s War On Police Continues With Sneaky Thing He’s Ramming Through Before Trump’s Inauguration – Fury News
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Ironically in the wake of the kidnapping and torture of a mentally handicap boy by 4 Black Lives Matter supporters in Chicago, Obama feels the need to push for overhauls of the police in Chicago and Baltimore.

That’s right. Obama blames the crime rate in the two most violent cities in America on the police and wants to push as hard as he can for a complete overhaul before Trump takes over. So, instead of addressing the crimes and those who perpetrate them the most in these two cities Obama is instead holding the ones who are trying to stop the crime as the responsible party.

Does anyone else think this is the most asinine thing ever, or is it just me?

The mainstream media is running with this story as a way to “outline police brutality against the black communities,” yet NO ONE wants to add or outline the black on black crime rates in these cities…

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Navy Submariner Invokes Hillary Clinton Defense In Bid For Clemency Over Classified Photographs – Washington Times

A former Navy submariner sent to prison for photographing his ship’s classified engine compartments has filed a presidential clemency request, arguing that President-elect Donald Trump should realize the sailor was a “scapegoat” amid the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified material.

The paperwork was filed Monday with the Justice Department’s office of the pardon attorney, which now will conduct an investigation.

The case of former Machinist Mate 1st Class Kristian Saucier has become a cause celebre for conservatives. They watched the young sailor go to prison for carelessness with classified information while Mrs. Clinton avoided any punishment from the Obama administration.

The inmate’s mother, Kathleen Saucier, became his public advocate in TV interviews during the presidential campaign. She told The Washington Times that her message to Mr. Trump, who takes office Jan. 20, is: “I would like to say to Mr. Trump that I believe that he’s our hope to re-evaluate the way things are done in our government and that we, as American patriots, should never have to be in the position that myself and my family and I am sure many others have been.”

Saucier pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of unauthorized retention of defense information and was sentenced Aug. 16 to a year in prison. For what he calls a “keepsake,” he took six cellphone pictures of his work area aboard the nuclear attack submarine USS Alexandria in 2009. They remained in his phone…

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ABC’s Ratings Plunge When Megyn Kelly Appears – WorldNetDaily
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Will Megyn Kelly be the next Katie Couric as she makes her transition to NBC?

Time will tell, but the former Fox News anchorwoman’s recent appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” is raising eyebrows as it reportedly caused the network’s ratings to plunge drastically.

While she was still employed by Fox and plugging her book, “Settle For More,” Kelly was interviewed by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos during a Nov. 15 segment on “GMA.”

According to Mediaite, “The minute-by-minute ratings for GMA took a major (and surprising) dive during her segment…”

Rachel Stockman of Mediaite noted: “According to sources with access to those all important and specific network ratings, Kelly appeared for approximately 10 minutes at around 7:31 a.m., during that time, the ratings continued to plummet in particular compared to other days…

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Trump Selects David Shulkin As VA Secretary – Daily Caller

GOP President-elect Donald Trump has selected current Department of Veterans Affairs official David Shulkin to serve as head of the agency.

In his first press conference since July, Trump announced Wednesday that he was picking Shulkin, current under secretary for health, to serve as secretary of the VA.

Such a move is monumental, as Shulkin, if confirmed, would be the first non-veteran to ever serve in the position, which may come off as odd to some observers.

Trump emphasized during his campaign how highly he thinks of veterans, and so has tapped top generals for positions, namely retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense, retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly for secretary of Homeland Security and former Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn for national security adviser.

Shulkin was picked for his current position by President Barack Obama in 2015 and has testified numerous times before Congress about VA scandals, meaning he will be somewhat of a familiar face to legislators and also personally familiar with the process of being endlessly questioned.

The selection process for the position of VA secretary was much lengthier than initially anticipated and involved many candidates dropping out of the running and gaining favor, losing it and gaining it again. Several times, Pete Hegseth, former CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, was believed to be a top candidate for the post, just like former GOP Sen. Scott Brown, but at the end of the day, the two fell out of favor…

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Donald Trump Holds First Press Conference As President-Elect – Real Radio
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Donald Trump is facing the media for the first time since he was elected President of the United States. The press conference started with Trump transition spokesman Sean Spicer denying the claims in recently released intelligence report that claim Russia had damaging information on Trump and was using it to blackmail the President-Elect.

In his opening remarks to the press Trump addressed the report and praised the media, which had seen the report over the summer but could not verify the claims and did not report on it. He questioned whether the intelligence agencies leaked the document to the media and said it would be a “tremendous blot” on them if they did.

He also spoke about how he will be great for the economy and touted recent news of auto companies changing plans to build factories in Mexico and instead keep those jobs in the US. He said he will “the greatest job producer God ever created.”…

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NYT Accuses CNN, BuzzFeed Of Peddling “Fake News” Over Russia Report – Zero Hedge

In a fascinating retort by the left-leaning NYT to the story of the day, namely the CNN-BuzzFeed narrative based on an unverified 35-page memo allegedly prepared by a UK intelligence officer, even “the paper of record” takes the two media outlets to town, and in an article titled “BuzzFeed Posts Unverified Claims on Trump, Stirring Debate” essentially accuses them of doing what CNN has accused so much of the ‘alternative media’ in doing when distributing “fake news.”

Here are the key excerpts:

The reports by CNN and Buzzfeed sent other news organizations, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, scrambling to publish their own articles, some of which included generalized descriptions of the unverified allegations about Mr. Trump. By late Tuesday, though, only BuzzFeed had published the full document.

BuzzFeed’s decision, besides its immediate political ramifications for a president-elect who is to be inaugurated in 10 days, was sure to accelerate a roiling debate about the role and credibility of the traditional media in today’s frenetic, polarized information age.

And the punchline, where the NYT essentially accuses both CNN and BuzzFeed of stooping to the level of “fake news” disseminators:

Of particular interest was the use of unsubstantiated information from anonymous sources, a practice that fueled some of the so-called fake news – false rumors passed off as legitimate journalism – that proliferated during the presidential election…

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Mother Accused Of Murdering, Dismembering Adopted Daughter Was Child Welfare Worker – The Independent
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A woman charged with murdering and dismembering her adopted daughter in a shared rape and murder fantasy with her boyfriend was a child welfare worker, it has been revealed.

Sara Packer, 41, allegedly watched as 14-year-old Grace Packer was raped by Jacob Sullivan, beaten and strangled. Grace’s body was later dumped in a forest in Pennsylvania.

Mr Sullivan, 44, was arrested by Bucks County detectives and formally charged with rape and murder on Sunday morning over the death, while Ms Packer was arraigned on charges including criminal homicide, rape and abuse of a corpse.

Now authorities have said Ms Packer worked as an adoption supervisor for seven years at the Northampton County Children, Youth and Families Division, WKBN said…

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Shocker: Intelligence Report Shows Released GITMO Terrorists Are Returning To Terrorism – WFB

A senior House Republican urged President Obama on Tuesday to “immediately halt” the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees, citing a new intelligence report that found recently released prisoners were returning to terrorism.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce wrote in a letter to Obama that his administration was knowingly transferring detainees to countries that lack the ability to prevent terrorists from returning to the “battlefield,” the Hill reported.

“The committee has just received a troubling new report from the intelligence community indicating that former detainees recently transferred out of Guantanamo Bay by your administration are attempting to return to terrorism,” Royce wrote.

“Your efforts to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay cannot come at the expense of U.S. national security,” he continued.

The Defense Department last week transferred four detainees to Saudi Arabia and another one to Cabo Verde in December. It is unclear from Royce’s letter whether these prisoners had attempted to return to terrorism.

The White House told Congress last month it intended to transfer 17 or 18 detainees from the military prison before the close of the Obama administration on Jan. 20. If the administration is successful, 41 or 42 prisoners would remain in Guantanamo under President-elect Donald Trump.

Trump warned the president against pursuing additional transfers before he takes office.

“There should be no further releases from Gitmo. These are extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back onto the battlefield,” Trump recently wrote on Twitter…

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President Asshat Approves 130 Tons Of Uranium Shipped To Iran Via Russia – Daily Wire
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Unsatisfied with stoking the fiery cauldrons of Islamic fundamentalism with his weak-kneed response during his eight-year tenure, Barack Obama has now enabled Iran, the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism, to speed ever-closer toward successful attainment of nuclear weapons, approving a secret delivery of roughly 130 tons of uranium for the fundamentalist Iranian regime.

As AP reports, the move to send Iran the uranium from Russia is supposedly to curry favor with Iran so it will remain committed to the nuclear deal it negotiated with the West:

Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant, diplomats say, in a move approved by the outgoing U.S. administration and other governments seeking to keep Tehran committed to a landmark nuclear pact…

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Screeching Leftist Douchebags Crawl Out Of Woodwork During Sessions’ Confirmation Hearing – Zero Hedge

With opening comments barely underway, several protesters have already been escorted out of Senator Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing.

The first interruption came from these lovely gentemen who, dressed in KKK garb, shouted “White people don’t get arrested… white people own this country” as they were quickly escorted by police off the premises.

“You can’t arrest me, I’m white. White people don’t get arrested. What do we have to do, wait for the inauguration?”

“You can not take me out of here. White people own this country.”

And here is another angle of the madness, where one protester attributes his interruption to the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Senator Sessions is a racist and he will only continue racist policies. We need to listen to Black Lives Matter.”

Meanwhile, this young lady insists that you just “say no to the Trump fascist regime.”

“Say no to the Trump fascist regime. We have to stop these motherfucking pigs from getting into power.”

“You’re a pig! Stop these fascist pigs from getting into power.”…

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Bar In Bristol Manages To Pull Off A Stunning 10-Table Pool And Golf Shot – Daily Mail
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Imagine a trick shot involving two flights of stairs, 10 tables and a roll along a bar.

It sounds impossible, right? It would require unerring accuracy, pinpoint precision and a dash of good luck.

But that is what All Stars Bar in Bristol have managed, pulling off a trick shot that would put the vast majority of professionals in both golf and pool to shame.

Not only that, but the video, which has gone viral on Facebook, demonstrates an understanding of the two distinct skill sets and sports.

It begins with a put down a flight of stairs, perfectly aimed to knock on a succession of balls. Those feed into more on the same staircase, before a ball flies across the floor.

Next comes a series of precise rolls across pool cues placed strategically between tables…

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Black Pastors Say Trump’s AG Pick Jeff Sessions Is Not Racist – Christian Post

Black pastors have denounced “baseless” accusations that Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to be the next attorney general of the United States, is a racist.

“Americans are living in a toxic climate where the serious charge of racism is carelessly leveled against anyone with whom the Left disagrees,” the Rev. Dean Nelson, board chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation and minister at Salem Baptist Church in Virginia, told the media Monday. “We are here today to make it perfectly clear that this against Senator Jeff Sessions is baseless and that he is more than qualified to be the next attorney general.”

Some in the mainstream media have been accused of trying to paint Sessions as a racist, even before the announcement of 70-year-old Sessions as Trump’s attorney general pick…

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