Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Thursday 04/13/17


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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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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Thursday 04/06/17


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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.

That won’t wash…

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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.

Seriously.

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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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.”

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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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“The president-elect was pleased to play role in that decision,” incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer said during a transition call…

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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.

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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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