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


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Unemployment Claims At Lowest Level In 28 Years – Washington Examiner

Total continuing claims for unemployment benefits ran at the lowest level in 28 years at the beginning of May, the Department of Labor reported Thursday morning in a new sign that the jobs market is still improving.

The total number of unemployed workers receiving benefits fell to 1.9 million, the agency said, the lowest such mark since November of 1988, when the workforce was much smaller.

Over the past month, the average number of continuing claims per week has clocked in at 1.95 million, the lowest number in 43 years.

Those numbers were released as part of the department’s weekly jobless claims report, which is valued by investors and government officials because it provides a frequently-updated indication of new claims for unemployment benefits, a proxy for layoffs. Fewer layoffs means more job creation.

Thursday’s report showed just 232,000 new claims, adjusted for seasonal variations, for the week ending on May 13…

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Leftist “Journalists” Celebrate The Death Of Fox News Founder Roger Ailes – Daily Caller
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The death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes shocked fans of the network and the world of journalism Thursday morning. But many liberals, who despise his creating, took the opportunity of the man’s death to attack him and the network he created.

Unable to contain their contempt, they took to social media to attack the man.

Though some of the tweets have since been deleted by their authors, the magic of screen captures allows the Internet to relive their poor taste forever.

Huffington Post’s senior politics editor:

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Sam Stein @samsteinhp

Yes, Roger Ailes was a TV genius. He also had an apparently monstrous personal life and nasty, dangerous editorial instincts.

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1 Killed, 18 Injured As Man With History Of Driving Drunk Mows Down Pedestrians In Times Square – New York Post

A driver speeding the wrong way up Seventh Avenue plowed into pedestrians in Times Square, killing at least one person and injuring 18 others, law enforcement sources said.

The motorist was identified by police sources as Richard Rojas, a 26-year-old Bronx resident with two prior DWIs. He was taken into police custody after the crash.

The motorist reportedly drove the wrong way up Seventh Avenue for up to three blocks, hitting several people along the way before crashing into a pole at 45th Street and Broadway, police and witnesses said.

Three of the injured people were in critical condition, according to police sources. The driver was tested for alcohol and has not made any statements, sources said.

“There’s video that shows the guy just drives right through it. It’s not a pretty sight,” a high-ranking source said. “He was on the sidewalk.”

When the car finally crashed into a pole, the driver got out of the vehicle and tried to run away, according to witnesses…

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FBI Director James Comey Testified Under Oath May 3rd That The Trump Administration Doesn’t Obstruct Investigations – Gotnews
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Former FBI Director James Comey testified under Senate oath May 3rd that the Trump administration had not pressured his agency to halt any investigation for political purposes. Comey admitted that the FBI has always been free to operate without political interference – flying in the face of Democrats’ paranoid delusions about Russia and President Donald J. Trump, and exposing for what it is a new political witch hunt Wednesday by enemies within the president’s own Justice Department.

On Wednesday, DOJ appointed a special prosecutor, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, to drum up more hype about Trump’s imaginary “collusion” with Russia during the general election.

On May 9th, President Trump fired Comey, who has spent 15 years shilling for Hillary Clinton…

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Colleges Are Putting Tampons In Men’s Bathrooms Because Men Can Have Vaginas Too – Daily Caller

Colleges across the country are putting tampons in men’s bathrooms in an effort to bring about “menstrual equity” in restrooms.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brown University and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are just a few colleges who placed menstruation products in their male and gender neutral bathrooms, reports the Chronicle.

The idea is that transgender men, women who transitioned to men, might need tampons because they still have periods.

“That’s become a really popular rallying cry and source of activism on college campuses – the idea that these products should be freely available by the schools that these students attend,” Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, who came up with “menstrual equity” explained. “This problem is eminently solvable, through a lot of avenues, and college-campus organizing is one of them.”

A student proposal for free tampons at University of Rochester won a $5,000 award from the school’s student government…

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Massive LA Raids Take Down 44 MS-13 Gang Members – Washington Free Beacon
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Several raids by federal and local authorities across Los Angeles on Wednesday led to the arrests of 44 MS-13 gang members, including murderers, CNN reported.

The series of 50 raids occurred before dawn and were led by ATF agents and 1,000 other officers who have been working on the case for around three years. More than half of the 44 gang members arrested were undocumented immigrants, while three members are currently on the run.

The gang members will face charges that include federal racketeering and murder. CNN added that seven people pulled from one raid site were victims of human smuggling.

“Federally, they’re all going away for a long time,” an ATF agent said. “They’re not going to be causing trouble for a number of years.”…

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68-Year-Old Florida Man Charged With Raping 8-Year-Old Girl Blames Victim For Wearing ‘Provocative’ Clothing – Tampa Bay Times

A Florida man charged with raping an 8-year-old girl blamed what he did on the girl wearing provocative clothing, authorities said.

Deputies in Marion County arrested Sydney Allan Markland, 68, on a charge of sexual battery. They said Markland asked the girl, who lives in his neighborhood, to help him carry some chicken into his home. While inside, Markland raped the girl and ordered her not to tell anyone, deputies said.

The girl told a parent, who called authorities. Lab tests showed Markland’s DNA was on the girl’s clothing, deputies said.

Detectives interviewed Markland, who goes by the nickname “Dread,” at that point. He told them that the girl “came into his house wearing provocative clothing and her ‘actions’ suggested that she was consenting to sexual contact,” states a news release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Markland was arrested on multiple child sex charges and is being held without bail…

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New South Korean President: War With North Korea A ‘High Possibility’ – News Max
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There is a “high possibility” of a military conflict with North Korea, South Korea’s recently elected president, Moon Jae In, said Wednesday. The comments come just days after North Korea tested its latest missile, which was described by experts as its most successful so far, and one that the North said was capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead.

Moon, a liberal who was elected last week after a decade of conservative leadership, has taken a relatively diplomatic tone with North Korea, with whom the South remains technically at war following the armistice signed to end the 1950-1953 conflict. But he did not shy away from the potential consequences of the continued escalation of rhetoric and testing emanating from North Korea…

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Berkeley To Spend $2.7 Million Of Student Money On ‘Gender-Inclusive Locker Room’ – Washington Free Beacon

The University of California, Berkeley announced that it would charge millions in student fees to construct a “gender-inclusive locker room,” in a move described as “reducing the barriers to wellness for often marginalized student and campus communities including trans and non-gender binary students.”

The 4,500 square-foot locker room, located in Berkeley’s Recreational Sports Facility (RSF), will include private changing rooms, showers, lockers, and bathroom stalls. Berkeley will fund the project to the tune of about $2.7 million of student fees and is expected to open the facility in 2018, according to the Daily Californian.

A university administrative committee approved the project in April, allocating funds from a student fee that was created in 2015 to address mental health and help minority students.

Former student government president Will Morrow pushed for the gender-neutral locker room after students voted “decisively” to establish the Wellness Initiative Fee of $154 per semester, Campus Reform noted…

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Sheriff Clarke Accepts Job With Department Of Homeland Security – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. will leave office next month to accept a federal appointment as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

He will work in the department’s Office of Partnership and Engagement as a liaison with state, local and tribal law enforcement and governments.

“I’m looking forward to joining that team,” Clarke said Thursday afternoon on the Vicki McKenna talk show on 1130 WISN Radio.

Clarke said he would start the job in June and that one of his responsibilities would be to “take complaints of shortcomings in the Department of Homeland Security.”

“They feel like they’re being ignored,” Clarke said of his counterparts in local law enforcement…

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The Media-Democratic Party Suicide Pact – Patricia McCarthy

The national media and the Democratic Party have gone stark raving mad over President Trump’s election victory; they refuse to accept it. Their paroxysms of fury are evident all day long on every network and cable news outlet and every mainstream newspaper.

Since Nov. 8, they have leapt like a swarm of remoras onto a whale proclaiming every little thing that they think might take the man down. Hillary’s team concocted the “Russia collusion” hoax within twenty-four hours of her defeat. Everyone knows this! Hillary is the one with all the Russia connections; lots of them, all financially benefitting her personal foundation. They, the media, have come up with numerous other schemes with which to attack Trump: taxes, emoluments, tweets, family, even his ice cream servings.

The Democrats in Congress dutifully follow suit like Pavlov’s dogs. They care not a whit whether their charges are based in fact. Hence, “fake news.” The mainstream media folk invented it, this “resistance,” and they are running with it, day after day after day…

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Dementia Update: Nancy Pelosi Struggles To Speak At Press Conference, Butchers Colleagues’ Names – American Mirror
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Nancy Pelosi’s Babbling, Bizarre Behavior Tour has returned home, but that doesn’t mean she’s stopped repeating herself, stumbling over her words and now even botching the names of her (Democratic!) colleagues.

Last week, Pelosi and a small contingent from the Congress visited India and the Dalai Lama, where she stuttered, referred to China as “Tina,” and told a joke about China that fell flat.

On Tuesday, she briefed reporters on the group’s trip – or at least she tried to.

“Dharamsala, uh, was, uh, wonderful and we were, uh, joined by Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner who had been on the trip, uh, 8 years ago, when we went – wait a minute – ’08 – almost 9 years,” Pelosi said, seemingly muttering to herself…

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Trump To Coast Guard Academy Grads: ‘No Politician In History… Has Been Treated Worse’ By The Media – CNS

In a commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy in Groton, Conn., President Donald Trump complained that he has been treated unfairly by the media – worse than any other politician in history.

“Over the course of your life, you will find that things that are not always fair. You will find that things happen to you that you do not deserve and that are not always warranted, but you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight. Never, ever, ever give up. Things will work out just fine,” he said. “Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media.

“No politician in history – and I say this with great surety – has been treated worse or more unfairly. You can’t let them get you down. You can’t let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams,” the president said.

He said that “adversity makes you stronger” and advised graduates never to give in, back down, or “stop doing what you know is right.” The president added that “nothing worth doing” comes easy, “and the more righteous your fight, the more opposition that you will face.”…

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This Is War! Lou Dobbs’ Guest Just Opened The Flood Gates On Comey Memos And Washington Post Leak – USA Politics Today
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Time and time again the lying mainstream media has not only shared potentially highly classified information, but also that President Trump and his administration are in an information war.

That is exactly what Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer a former CIA Analyst and retired U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel said during his appearance on Lou Dobbs.

President Trump is in an information war and it is his communications team that is dropping the ball and not getting in front of these leaks before the mainstream media can spread their lies about them.

The supposed Comey memos from a conversation between President Trump and James Comey are the most recent excuse for reporting from the mainstream media…

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Comey’s Revenge Is A Gun Without Powder – Gregg Jarrett

James Comey was lying in wait. His gun was cocked, he took aim and fired. But his weapon was empty.

Three months ago, the then-FBI Director met with President Trump. Following their private conversation, Comey did what he always does – he wrote a memorandum to himself memorializing the conversation. Good lawyers do that routinely.

Now, only after Comey was fired, the memo magically surfaces in an inflammatory New York Times report which alleges that Mr. Trump asked Comey to end the Michael Flynn investigation.

Those who don’t know the first thing about the law immediately began hurling words like “obstruction of justice”, “high crimes and misdemeanors” and “impeachment“. Typically, these people don’t know what they don’t know.

Here is what we do know.

Under the law, Comey is required to immediately inform the Department of Justice of any attempt to obstruct justice by any person, even the President of the United States…

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Trump, Erdogan Hold Joint Press Conference, Hail U.S.-Turkish Ties – Reuters
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan touted “outstanding” relations with the United States on Tuesday but emphasized Turkey will not accept Syrian Kurdish fighters in the region while stopping short of directly criticizing a U.S. decision to arm them.

Erdogan met at the White House with President Donald Trump, and both called relations between the two NATO allies strong. “We’ve had a great relationship and we will make it even better,” Trump said in a joint appearance with Erdogan.

Erdogan said his visit would “mark a historical turn of tide” and hailed “outstanding relations” between the nations. It was an especially positive tone considering the tensions over Washington’s decision to arm the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia that Ankara regards as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)…

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15 Alleged Predators Busted In Texas Child Porn Sting – Breitbart

In north Texas, authorities busted 15 alleged sexual predators following a week-long, multi-agency child pornography sting in the outlying Dallas metropolitan area.

On Monday, Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner announced the undercover investigation into the online sexual exploitation of children ended with the arrests of 15 local men, all charged with offenses ranging from Promotion of Child Pornography to Online Solicitation of a Minor.

The probe, known as Operation Medusa, sought to unmask predators engaging in the sexual exploitation of children. Numerous local law enforcement agencies worked together in the operation. Included among them were the police departments in Allen, Dallas, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, McKinney, Mesquite, Murphy, Plano, Sherman, and Wylie, which Skinner thanked for their cooperation.

The Collin County Sheriff also expressed his appreciation to participating state and federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District; and the Collin County District Attorney’s Office…

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University Of Colorado Sets Up ‘Social Justice Dorm’ For Special Snowflake Students – Heatstreet
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Sheltered campus leftists need safe spaces apart from society to avoid being triggered by microaggressions. To that end, the University of Colorado at Boulder is dedicating one of its residence halls to transform it into a “Social Justice Living Environment.”

Hallett Hall will be partitioned into three sections, including one for “LBGTQIA-identified students and their allies,” another for “students passionate about diversity,” and one specially for “black-identified students and their allies.” As a “black-identified” person, transblack media personality Rachel Dolezal would certainly feel at home at Hallett Hall were she a full time enrolled student at Boulder.

At present, the hall hosts “Spectrum LLC” (“Living Learning Communities”) for its LGBTQIA students…

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Dutch Face Another Election As Coalition Talks Collapse – Daily Express

Talks to form the next Dutch government have unexpectedly broken down after the four political parties failed to agree on what to do about migration.

Dutch lawmakers will now have to decide how to press ahead with forming a new coalition government after the collapse of negotiations between Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Christian Democrats, the centrist D66 party and the Greens.

Edith Schippers, the Liberal health minister, said: “Dear friends, it did not work.

“The substantive differences proved too great.

Mr Rutte described the failure of talks as “unfortunate.”

Green Left leader Jesse Klaver added: “I’m not going to work out who was on which side of the gap in migration. I’d love to form a government, unfortunately it did not work.

The VVD and another conservative party, the Christian Democrats, had been in talks with the centrist D-66 party and the Green Left party, which had never before participated in a government but booked strong gains in the poll…

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SpaceX Launches Super-Heavy Communications Satellite – Space
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from launch pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center here today (May 15) with a communications satellite that will complete Inmarsat’s fifth-generation broadband network.

The 23-story-tall booster soared off its seaside launch pad, which once hosted NASA’s space shuttles and Apollo moon rockets, at 7:21 p.m. EDT (2321 GMT). It was the sixth of more than 20 missions SpaceX plans to fly this year.

Perched on top of the two-stage rocket was the 13,400-lb. (6,100 kilograms) Inmarsat-5 F4 communications satellite, the heaviest spacecraft yet to be delivered by a Falcon booster into a geostationary transfer orbit some 22,300 miles (35,800 km) above Earth…

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Federal Investigator Corroborates Private Dick’s Claim That Seth Rich Made Contact With WikiLeaks – Fox News

The Democratic National Committee staffer who was gunned down on July 10 on a Washington, D.C., street just steps from his home had leaked thousands of internal emails to WikiLeaks, law enforcement sources told Fox News.

A federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report detailing the contents of DNC staffer Seth Rich’s computer generated within 96 hours after his murder, said Rich made contact with WikiLeaks through Gavin MacFadyen, a now-deceased American investigative reporter, documentary filmmaker, and director of WikiLeaks who was living in London at the time.

“I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and Wikileaks,” the federal investigator told Fox News, confirming the MacFadyen connection. He said the emails are in possession of the FBI, while the stalled case is in the hands of the Washington Police Department.

The revelation is consistent with the findings of Rod Wheeler, a former DC homicide detective and Fox News contributor and whose private investigation firm was hired by Rich’s family to probe the case. Rich was shot from behind in the wee hours, but was not robbed…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Thursday 05/04/17


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Breaking Bad: New Mexico High School Science Teacher Pleads Guilty To Cooking Meth – Daily Mail
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A New Mexico science teacher has pleaded guilty to cooking up crystal meth in a case which resembles the hit TV show Breaking Bad.

John W. Gose pleaded guilty to four counts relating to the manufacture and trafficking of meth amphetamine at Las Cruces courthouse in New Mexico.

The-56-year-old science teacher was arrested following a traffic stop when officers noticed suspicious equipment in his car.

Gose spent eight and a half years teaching science at Irvin High School in El Paso, while he also taught in Onate High School and with Las Cruces Public Schools.

According to Doña Ana County District Attorney Mark D’Antonio, Gose was arrested after a traffic stop on October 2, 2016 by Las Cruces Police Department…

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Antifa Chick Goes To Turkey With Muslim Loverboy, Gets Raped And Beaten – Gateway Pundit

Lacy MacAuley is a well known radical left-wing Antifa organizer in Washington D.C. She was featured in Project Veritas’ undercover videos which exposed the #DisruptJ20 plot to violently disrupt President Trump’s inauguration.

Just like every other lunatic leftist, Lacy fell in love with Islam and became obsessed with helping Syrian ‘refugees’, wholeheartedly believing that Islam is the religion of peace. MacAuley details her experience dating a Turkish Muslim man, describing the hell and fear she lived in because he controlled every move she made, beat and raped her.

Islam is still the ‘religion of peace’, eh Lacy?

From Lacy Macauley’s archived blog post:

I am a radical activist based in Washington DC. I fell in love with an energetic, charismatic activist I met in November when I was present to write about resistance to the G20 Summit, a global event in Antalya, Turkey…

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Congress To Pass Fresh Sanctions On North Korea As Nuke Threat Hits Critical Stage – Washington Free Beacon
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Congress is expected to level fresh economic sanctions on North Korea this week as the threat of the hermit nation’s capability to strike the U.S. with a nuclear missile continues to escalate, according to conversations with members of the congressional leadership who told the Washington Free Beacon that the Kim Jong Un regime could have a nuclear weapon capable of striking the United States in “only a few years.”

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) confirmed that he has scheduled a vote in the House on new sanctions that will target North Korea’s slave labor trade and its shipping industry, which plays a central role in ferrying illicit arms and technology to and from the country. North Korea is a major supplier of nuclear technology on the black market, particularly to Iran, which has mimicked Pyongyang’s nuclear playbook…

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North Korea Threatens China With “Grave Consequences” Over “Betrayal” – Zero Hedge

Earlier this morning we reported that according to Korea Times, China had allegedly sent North Korea what amount to a final warning over its military provocations. The rumor cited the May issue of Hong Kong monthly news outlet Dong Xiang. It said a Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs junior minister invited Park Myung-ho, an official of North Korea, for a meeting. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the meeting and asked his junior to read aloud the warning to the North over the nuclear test. The memorandum mentioned that China will condemn strongly, pull back on all economic cooperation and even blockade North Korea if it conducted the test.

It didn’t take Korea long to respond.

In an almost unprecedented criticism of China on Wednesday, North Korea’s state media said Chinese state media commentaries calling for tougher sanctions over Pyongyang’s nuclear program were undermining relations with Beijing and worsening tensions…

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President Obama’s Team Sought NSA Intel On Thousands Of Americans During The 2016 Election – Circa
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During his final year in office, President Barack Obama’s team significantly expanded efforts to search National Security Agency intercepts for information about Americans, distributing thousands of intelligence reports across government with the unredacted names of U.S. residents during the midst of a divisive 2016 presidential election.

The data, made available this week by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, provides the clearest evidence to date of how information accidentally collected by the NSA overseas about Americans was subsequently searched and disseminated after President Obama loosened privacy protections to make such sharing easier in 2011 in the name of national security. A court affirmed his order…

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Apple To Create $1 Billion U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Fund – Reuters

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) plans to create a $1 billion fund to invest in U.S. companies that perform advanced manufacturing, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said on Wednesday, the iPhone maker’s latest effort to show how it is creating U.S. jobs.

The Cupertino, California company will announce the fund’s first investment later in May, Cook said during an interview on CNBC.

Cook also said Apple plans to fund programs that could include teaching people how to write computer code to create apps, and will release more details about the effort this summer.

The announcements were the latest in a series of disclosures to highlight how Apple, the world’s largest company by market valuation, contributes to job creation in the United States. Apple came under fire from President Donald Trump during his campaign because it makes most of its products in China.

In February during the company’s annual shareholder meeting, Cook said Apple spent $50 billion in 2016 with its U.S. suppliers, which include firms like 3M Co (MMM.N) and Corning Inc (GLW.N), the first time Apple has disclosed the metric…

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Shocker: Iran Using Obama Nuke Deal Cash To Fund Unprecedented, Massive Military Buildup – Washington Free Beacon
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Iran is using the billions in cash resources provided under the landmark nuclear deal to engage in an unprecedented military buildup meant to transform the Islamic Republic’s fighting force into an “offensive” juggernaut, according to a largely unreported announcement by Iranian military leaders that has sparked concern among U.S. national security insiders and sources on Capitol Hill.

Iranian officials announced late last month that Iran’s defense budget had increased by 145 percent under President Hassan Rouhani and that the military is moving forward with a massive restructuring effort aimed at making it “a forward moving force,” according to regional reports…

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Republican Spending Bill Funds Border Security… In Libya, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Egypt, Afghanistan, Jordan And Lebanon – CNS

The 1,665-page spending bill the Republican-controlled Congress is planning to pass this week includes multiple measures that seemingly demonstrate a commitment to securing the border – in Libya, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.

It does not include the $1.4 billion President Donald Trump requested to begin building the wall he promised to build along the U.S.-Mexico border.

But, the bill makes clear, Jordan’s border must be secured.

The section that appropriates money for the “Global War on Terrorism” provides: “That these funds may be used to support the Government of Jordan, in such amounts as the Secretary of Defense may determine, to enhance the ability of the armed forces of Jordan to increase or sustain security along its borders…”

Imagine if the part of the bill that appropriates money for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said: “That these funds may be used to support the Government of the United States…

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Hilarious: Dozens Of Burka-Clad Women Go Nuts During Clothing Sale At Saudi Arabian Department Store – Daily Mail
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Hundreds of women were filmed snatching clothes off racks in Saudi Arabia during a sale.

Footage taken in department store, shows a large amount of women desperately grabbing clothes off several hangers in the shop.

Brightly coloured skirts and t-shirts are seen being ripped off hangers and flailing in the air as the women battle to get the best bargains.

At one point, two clothing racks collapse under the sheer weight of the women’s forceful nature towards the hangers.

The camera then pans around the shop showing a security guard and a young boy laughing at the situation, while other women are seen calmly observing the chaos and talking to each other…

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Trump Goes After FBI Director Comey On Eve Of Senate Testimony – Daily Caller

President Trump criticized James Comey on Tuesday night, just hours before the FBI director testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Trump accused Comey of giving Hillary Clinton a “free pass” in the investigation into whether she mishandled classified information on her private email server.

It is unclear what exactly prompted Trump’s outburst, though it was likely a response to an interview Clinton gave earlier in the day in which she blamed several factors, including Russia, misogyny and Comey, for her November election loss to Trump.

Clinton blasted Comey for re-opening the FBI’s investigation into her emails in late October, just before the election.

Trump expressed measured confidence in Comey during an interview last month. Asked by Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo whether it was too late to fire Comey, Trump said it was not…

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Feds Send In Reinforcements After Leftist Baltimore Mayor Pleads For Help: “Murder Is Out Of Control” – Zero Hedge
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There have been 108 homicides so far this year in the city of Baltimore. According to the Baltimore Sun, there were five murders in the city just last weekend alone.

The only year that Baltimore has ever come close to recording so many murders in just the first 4 months of the year was in 1993 during the height of America’s gang wars that plagued inner cities all across the country. In that year, some 24 years ago, 110 people were killed through the end of April.

The city went on to record 353 homicides that year, the most in its history. That said, Baltimore has about 110,000 fewer residents now than in 1993, making this year’s murder rate the highest ever, on a per capita basis…

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DOJ: One In Four Federal Inmates Is Foreign-Born – PoliZette

Nearly a quarter of the inmates in federal prisons were born outside the United States, and more than half of those have final deportation orders, the Department of Justice said Tuesday.

The Justice Department published statistics on the prison population to comply with directives in President Donald Trump’s January executive order overhauling the immigration system.

The foreign-born prison population as of March 25 totals 45,493, or 24 percent of all federal inmates. Of that group, 3,939 now are American citizens. That leaves 41,554 inmates who remain citizens of foreign countries. Some 22,541 of them, or 54.4 percent, have final orders to be deported when they complete their sentences. Another 33.4 percent, 13,886, are under investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for possible deportation.

“Illegal aliens who commit additional crimes in the United States are a threat to public safety and a burden on our criminal justice system,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a prepared statement…

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Bill Nye The Pervert Guy – Breitbart
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In his new Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves The World, “Science Guy” Bill Nye presents a cartoon in which talking ice cream cones teach viewers about the many different “flavors of sexuality.”

“We are enlightened and forward-thinking, but not everyone sees it this way,” Nye says. “But there are lots of flavors to sexuality.”

In the cartoon, the vanilla ice cream cone is mocked as a representation of heterosexual, monogamous sex. The vanilla cone is presented as a Christian conversion therapist trying to convince the other ice cream cones that monogamous sex is natural, and will help them “get right with the big ice cream in the sky.”

However, the vanilla cone receives blowback from the other ice cream cones, who contend that they cannot change the way they were born…

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Leftist Medical ‘Ethicists’: Killing Newborns Is Perfectly Fine, Just Like Abortion – The Telegraph

Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are “morally irrelevant” and ending their lives is no different to abortion, a group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford University has argued.

The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born.

The journal’s editor, Prof Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, said the article’s authors had received death threats since publishing the article. He said those who made abusive and threatening posts about the study were “fanatics opposed to the very values of a liberal society”.

The article, entitled “After-birth abortion: Why should the baby live?”, was written by two of Prof Savulescu’s former associates, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva…

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Leftists At Minnesota School Ban Shooting Team’s Photo From Yearbook For Featuring Guns – American Military News
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Minnesota’s Big Lake High School has quite an impressive trap shooting team. Recently, they posed for a picture to place in the school yearbook. The picture showed the 60 team members posed with shotguns by their sides.

However, school officials rejected the yearbook photo. Superintendent Steve Westerberg said the student handbook “doesn’t allow firearms or weapons to be displayed.” Now the trap shooting team is petitioning the school board for reconsideration.

“This rule has been in effect since the school started sponsoring a Trap Shooting Team a couple years ago,” Westerberg said.

Parents of the team members have been trying to get the team photos included in the yearbook…

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‘White Devils’: Muhammad Ali’s Racist Mosque Speeches Revealed – Breitbart

FBI files detailing speeches delivered by heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in American mosques in the 1960s show a different, more racist and radical face of the famed sportsman. The speeches feature Ali calling whites “crackers” and “white devils,” and telling black congregants that blacks want to be segregated from whites.

The speeches, which were released after a Freedom of Information Act request by Washington watchdog group Judicial Watch, revealed that Ali had far more radical views about race than his more benign public persona might have led people to believe.

Not only did Ali thunder that the 1964 civil rights act was a “swindle” on blacks, he also went on to excoriate whites, calling them “blue-eyed devil white people,” and insisting that “the so-called Negro is the original man and is superior to the white devil.”

The FBI files show that Ali told a crowd at a Washington D.C. mosque that he preferred “dying outright” or going to jail than going into the U.S. Army…

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Clinton Felonies Update: New Emails Show More Instances Of Hillary Exchanging Classified Information – Daily Caller
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Hundreds of new State Department emails released by the watchdog group Judicial Watch (JW) shows additional instances of Hillary Clinton sending and receiving classified information through an unsecure server.

JW released 894 pages of new State materials, obtained through a FOIA lawsuit against the Department, including previously unreleased email conversations that show the former secretary of state being sent additional classified information via her unsecure clintonmail.com email account from her senior aide Huma Abedin.

“The new documents included 29 email exchanges not previously turned over to the State Department, bringing the known total to date to at least 317 emails that were not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department…

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Trump, Putin Hold Phone Call, Discuss North Korea, Syria; Agree To Set Up Meeting – Zero Hedge

As the White House announced late on Monday, today shortly after noon. Russia’s Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump held a phone conversation in which they agreed to try to meet in July and work together to try to strengthen a shaky ceasefire in Syria, the Kremlin said in a statement.

“Vladimir Putin has called for restraint and decreasing of the level of tensions on the Korean peninsula” the statement said. “It has been agreed to work jointly on a diplomatic solution that will settle the crisis.”

The Kremlin called the talks between Putin and Trump business-like and constructive, and said the two leaders had emphasized coordinating their actions to fight international terrorism, the traditional cop out when the real topic of discussion is something entirely different.

Putin and Trump decided to “activate the dialogue between the heads of the foreign ministries of both countries who will seek variants to secure the ceasefire regime, stabilize it and control it,” the statement says…

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Leftist May Day March In Portland, Oregon Erupts Into Fiery Riot; 25 Arrested – The Oregonian
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Protesters shattered business windows, set bonfires in the streets and vandalized a police car Monday afternoon in downtown Portland as a May Day protest devolved into a short-lived but chaotic riot.

The demonstration began as a city-permitted march featuring impassioned but peaceful rhetoric, but it ultimately was defined by black-clad protesters, fires and property damage. Ninety minutes into the march, police declared the gathering a riot. Officers used flash-bang grenades to disperse the crowd after they pronounced the march illegal, eventually arresting 25 people.

May 1 is International Workers’ Day, and protesters from the Philippines to Paris celebrated by demanding better working conditions. The holiday traditionally celebrates laborers’ rights but in recent years has expanded its focus in the U.S. to support immigrants…

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Immigrant Workers In Michigan Stunned To Be Fired After Skipping Work For Protest – Daily Caller

More than 20 immigrant workers in Michigan were stunned to find themselves out of a job after they skipped work to attend a “Day Without Immigrants” rally in February.

The former employees of Detroit-area auto parts maker EZ Industrial Solutions LLC say they were wrongfully fired, despite warnings from company management that there would be repercussions for missing work without permission.

They are now taking their case to federal labor regulators, the Detroit Free Press reported. In a charge filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the immigrant workers from Mexico and Central America claim EZ Industrial Solutions unjustly fired them for taking part in a political protest.

The complaint alleges that “the employer coercively questioned employees” on two separate occasions about their plans to attend rallies scheduled for February 16. Workers also say they were fired even though company management previously said they would only be handed a one-week suspension for skipping work…

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$70.3M In Florida Medicaid Payments Were Made To Providers With Fraud Allegations Against Them – Washington Free Beacon
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The state of Florida made $70.3 million in Medicaid payments to providers who had fraud allegations against them, according to an audit from the inspector general.

The Office of Medicaid Program Integrity is charged with investigating and auditing providers that are thought to have defrauded or overbilled the state’s Medicaid program. Since 2011, if a provider has a credible fraud allegation, the state must suspend all Medicaid payments to that provider.

The auditors found that Florida did not always suspend payments to providers in these cases. The inspector general reviewed 95 cases and found that in more than half of them, Florida did not suspend Medicaid payments totaling $70,257,156 when there was a fraud investigation pending, putting these Medicaid funds at risk…

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Chicagoland: BLM Protesters Arrested For Conspiring To Help ISIS – American Mirror

Two suburban Chicago men and Black Lives Matter supporters were arrested by the FBI on Wednesday for conspiring to support ISIS after a 19-month investigation showed they plotted to send a recruit and cell phone detonators to the terrorist organization.

Federal officials arrested Edward Schimenti and Joseph Jones, both 35, around 5 a.m. Wednesday after an investigation that involved four federal agents and a fifth person cooperating with the bust.

According to the Chicago Sun Times:

The feds allegedly led Jones and Schimenti to believe they had gained access to an ISIS network designed to smuggle new recruits into Syria.

The men allegedly helped the cooperator obtain cellphones meant to be used as detonators, introduced him to an undercover fed they believed could get him overseas, and then drove the cooperator to O’Hare Airport to begin his journey on Friday. Once he left, the pair planned to deliver more cellphones via the cooperator’s “aunt,” records show…

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Kim Jong-Un Unveils Skyscraper Complex In PyongYang, Orders Removal Of 600,000 ‘Undesireables’ From City – Daily Mail
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Kim Jong-un has unveiled a huge new 770ft skyscraper complex hailed by officials as ‘ultra modern’ – despite the most luxurious penthouse apartments having no hot water.

Foreign reporters had earlier been warned to expect a ‘big and important’ event in the secretive state today – but it turned out to be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the housing project.

Thousands of cheering North Koreans watched on as the dictator opened the sprawling Ryomyong Street development, which includes 5,000 flats.

The tallest of the buildings is 70 stories while North Korean Premier Pak Pong Ju insisted they ‘incorporate the latest architectural science and technology, including solar and geothermal technology, and the greening of roofs and walls’…

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Muslim Rapists Who Livestreamed Attack On Facebook Will Not Be Deported From Sweden – Breitbart

Two asylum seekers who are on trial for raping a Swedish girl and streaming the ordeal live on Facebook will not face deportation back to their home countries.

The asylum seekers directly involved in the rape, aged 18 and 21, will not face deportation after the prosecution withdrew their previous claim. “The prosecutor has taken a wise decision. It is against the Aliens Act, which I pointed out here before,” said lawyer Stefan Wallin who is defending one of the men accused of the rape, 24 Uppsala reports.

Mr. Wallin, who represents the 21-year-old Afghan national, said he and his 18-year-old co-defendant arrived in Sweden when they were under the age of 15.

The third defendant in the case, a 25-year-old Iranian immigrant with Swedish citizenship, is also being tried as he is accused of filming the incident and not reporting it to the police. He also faces a charge of defamation as he broadcast the rape on Facebook. However, due to him holding Swedish citizenship, he cannot be deported…

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Rock Guitarist J. Geils Dead At 71 – Rolling Stone
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John Warren Geils Jr., better known as J. Geils, the guitarist of the the J. Geils Band, was found dead in his home in Groton, Massachusetts Tuesday. He was 71. Rolling Stone has confirmed Geils’ death. According to Groton Police, “a preliminary investigation indicates that Geils died of natural causes.”

“At approximately 4 p.m., Groton Police responded to a home on Graniteville Road for a well-being check,” Groton Police said in a statement. “Upon arrival to the house, police located a man who was unresponsive. He was declared dead at the scene… The Groton Police Department is investigating the death, as is standard procedure in all unattended deaths, however foul play is not suspected at this time.”

The J. Geils Band released a slew of albums during the Seventies and early Eighties…

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Snowflakes At Notre Dame Feel “Unsafe” With Mike Pence As Commencement Speaker – Fox News

Vice President Mike Pence’s scheduled commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame has prompted a protest by senior students who say that Pence’s presence on campus will make them “feel unsafe.”

Students Immane Mondane and Jourdyhn Williams have started a #NotMyCommencementSpeaker campaign against Pence’s May 21 address.

The campaign consists of students holding white boards featuring quotes from Pence that are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, offensive, or ostracizing” to members of the Notre Dame community.

“For me personally, [Pence] represents the larger Trump administration,” Mondane told the university’s newspaper. “His administration represents something, and for many people on our campus, it makes them feel unsafe to have someone who openly is offensive but also demeaning of their humanity and of their life and of their identity.”…

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Daily Mail Pays Melania Trump $2.9 Million To Settle Lawsuit Over Modeling Claims – Zero Hedge
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Britain’s Daily Mail said Wednesday it agreed to pay First Lady Melania Trump $2.9 million in damages (according to the WSJ) and issue an apology after it published an article saying the U.S. First Lady had offered “services beyond simply modeling” when working as a model in the 1990s.

The Daily Mail and its Mail Online website said in a statement that it accepts the allegations it published in a 2016 article are “not true” and apologized for the distress the article caused.

Trump’s wife had sued the publisher of the Daily Mail in Britain and also filed a $150 million (120 million pound) lawsuit against it in New York, claiming the article had cost her millions of dollars in potential business…

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China Buys More U.S. Coal, Sends North Korea Packing – Washington Examiner

China is banning shipments of coal from North Korea because of last week’s missile test and has made up the shortfall by importing more coal from the United States.

The news comes just days after President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where the administration said North Korea’s missile tests would be a top priority in the talks.

Reuters first reported Tuesday that China’s customs department ordered all companies that receive imports from North Korea to immediately return all coal cargoes, according to three trading sources who saw the order. The order was sent by the Chinese government on April 7, soon after Trump and Xi concluded their discussions.

The decision will be a boon for U.S. coal producers as China has ramped up orders of U.S. coking coal used in making steel, Reuters reported. The increase in U.S. coal imports fits nicely with Trump’s pro-fossil fuel agenda to put miners in coal country back to work…

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GOP House Candidate Ron Estes Wins Kansas Special Election – The Hill
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Republican candidate Ron Estes is projected to win Kansas’s House seat, overcoming an unexpectedly tough challenge and denying Democrats a major upset – albeit by a much slimmer margin than his Republican predecessor.

Estes defeated civil rights attorney James Thompson (D) in Tuesday’s special election to fill the seat vacated by President Trump’s CIA director Mike Pompeo, with both the Associated Press and the New York Times calling the race.

With 94 percent of precincts reporting, Estes has 52 percent of the vote to Thompson’s 46 percent.

Estes, a two-term state treasurer, had been expected to cruise to the finish line in a district that Trump carried by nearly 30 points…

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Freedom Caucus Chairman Revives Healthcare Negotiations, Is Confident GOP Will Pass Bill – Breitbart

House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) tells Breitbart News exclusively that he expects House Republicans will unite around common principles and pass an Obamacare repeal and replace bill that lowers premiums for Americans soon – delivering President Donald Trump a major victory in the Congress’s lower chamber.

Meadows, a pro-Trump conservative leader in the House who stuck with the president throughout the entire campaign, is confident that renewed negotiations – with the help of senior White House officials – with House GOP leaders and House Republican moderates is likely to produce real results in the House.

Meadows told Breitbart News on Tuesday afternoon:

I’m optimistic that we’ve at least found some potential common ground. Conservative requests and those from those that represent districts that may have a more moderate constituency don’t want to suggest anything other than the discussions have been extremely good over the last 72 hours…

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Trump: ‘We’re Not Going Into Syria’ – New York Post
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Amid complaints that his aides are saying different things about Syria and his policy is confusing, President Trump emphatically cleared the air.

“We’re not going into Syria,” he told me yesterday in an exclusive interview. “Our policy is the same – it hasn’t changed. We’re not going into Syria.”

The president, speaking by phone Tuesday, called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a “butcher” and a “barbarian” for using sarin gas on his own people, but said last week’s successful missile strike was not the start of a campaign to oust the dictator.

“Our big mission is getting rid of ISIS,” Trump said. “That’s where it’s always been. But when you see kids choking to death, you watch their lungs burning out, we had to hit him and hit him hard.”…

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Russia Says It Won’t Try To Shoot Down U.S. Missiles If Trump Bombs Assad Regime Again – Daily Mail

Russia says it will not shoot down US missiles if Donald Trump orders another Syrian airstrike because they are ‘there to fight terrorism, not external threats’.

America unleashed a wave of 59 Tomahawk strikes on one of Bashar al-Assad’s airbases in the wake of a horrifying chemical attack on 87 Syrian civilians last week.

Russia – which has backed the Syrian dictator military – as well as Iran and its allies said the US had crossed a ‘red line’ and warned they ‘will respond to any aggression’ in the future.

But today the head of the Russian Federation Council’s Defense and Security Committee insisted Kremlin forces stationed in Syria will not try to intercept US missiles should Washington order further strikes.

Viktor Ozerov told the news agency Interfax: ‘Our armed forces are in Syria to fight terrorism – not to defend against external threats. That’s not our mandate, and we’re not going to intercept anything.’…

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Putin Flinches, Agrees To Meet With Secretary Tillerson After All – Western Journalism
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Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after all, a Russian television station reported, citing two sources close to Russia’s foreign ministry.

Putin’s decision Tuesday to meet with President Donald Trump’s top diplomat is a stark reversal from his position from just one day prior.

Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Monday the Russian president had no intentions of meeting Tillerson during his stay in Moscow. “We have not announced any such meetings and right now there is no meeting with Tillerson in the president’s diary,” Peskov said.

Following Trump’s missile strike against Syria last week, Russia suspended a critical communications channel with the U.S. after condemning the action as a “clear act of aggression against a sovereign Syria.”…

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Muslim Chechnya Opens First Concentration Camp For Gays Since Hitler – Jihad Watch

They’re not killing them outright: they must be moderates. The Qur’an contains numerous condemnations of homosexual activity:

“And [We had sent] Lot when he said to his people, ‘Do you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds? Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people.’ …And We rained upon them a rain [of stones]. Then see how was the end of the criminals.” (Qur’an 7:80-84)

Muhammad specifies the punishment for this in a hadith: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, ‘Whoever you find doing the action of the people of Loot, execute the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.’” (Sunan Abu Dawud 4462)

More on this story. “Chechnya opens world’s first concentration camp for homosexuals since Hitler’s in the 1930s where campaigners say gay men are being tortured with electric shocks and beaten to death,” by Thomas Burrows, MailOnline, April 10, 2017…

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China Threatens To Bomb North Korea’s Nuclear Facilities If It Crosses Beijing’s “Bottom Line” – Zero Hedge
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With everyone putting down new and/or revised “red lines”, be it on Syria or North Korea, it was now China’s turn to reveal its “red” or rather “bottom line”, and in a harshly worded editorial titled “The United States Must Not Choose a Wrong Direction to Break the DPRK Nuclear Deadlock on Wednesday” Beijing warned it would attack North Korea’s facilities producing nuclear bombs, effectively engaging in an act of war, if North Korea crosses China’s “bottom line.”

The editorial in the military-focused Global Times tabloid, owned and operated by the Communist Party’s People’s Daily newspaper, said that North Korea’s nuclear activities must not jeopardize northeastern China, and that if the North impacts China with its illicit nuclear tests through either “nuclear leakage or pollution”, then China will respond with force…

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The 11 Most Popular U.S. Governors Are All Republicans – Washington Free Beacon

The 11 most popular governors in the United States based on approval ratings are all Republicans, a new poll shows.

Morning Consult conducted a poll on the popularity of all 50 of America’s governors, asking 85,000 registered voters across the country to evaluate the job performance of their state’s chief executives from January through March.

The survey, released on Tuesday, found that the nation’s 11 most popular governors with the highest approval ratings are all members of the Republican Party, the Washington Times reported.

Four of the 11 governors are from states that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R.,) came in first place, with a 75 percent approval rating and a 17 percent disapproval rating.

The other ten governors at the top of the list are, starting with second:

* Larry Hogan (Md.) – 73 percent approval, 16 percent disapproval…

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French Migrant Camp Burns To Ashes Following Massive Brawl – RT
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Over a dozen people have been injured in the Grande-Synthe migrant camp following violent clashes between migrants and a subsequent blaze which reportedly reduced the facility to a “heap of ashes.”

The massive fire erupted at the camp outside the French city of Dunkirk at around 11:00 pm following clashes between the Kurdish and Afghan migrants. According to reports, the violence erupted over alleged accommodation discrimination.

The Afghan refugees who came to Dunkirk after the dismantling of the Calais “Jungle” at the end of October 2016 were apparently unhappy about being housed in collective kitchens while the Kurds slept in chalets…

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Reports Of 150,000 Chinese Troops Moving On The Korean Border Are ‘Pure Fiction’ – Daily Caller

There “is no evidence” at this time of any significant troop movements along the Chinese-North Korean border, despite reports suggesting otherwise, the Department of Defense told The Daily Caller News Foundation Monday.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that China has deployed 150,000 troops to the border for “unforeseen contingencies” believed to be the possibility of a U.S. pre-emptive strike on North Korea, such as the one President Donald Trump ordered on Syria last Thursday.

U.S. Pacific Command refused to comment on foreign troop movements; however, they did tell TheDCNF that the first they had heard of Chinese troop movements along the border was when a reporter called for comment.

China’s foreign ministry called such reports “pure fiction,” with Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Hua Chunying saying, “I have no idea where these reports are coming from.”…

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Sessions Announces That Deported Illegal Aliens Who Try To Re-Enter The U.S. Will Be Charged With A Felony – Townhall
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Speaking from the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced major changes to Justice Department protocol when it comes to charging and prosecuting illegal aliens.

“For those that continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be forewarned: This is a new era. This is the Trump era. The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws and the catch and release practices of old are over,” Sessions said.

Here are the details:

Starting today, federal prosecutors are now required to consider for prosecution all of the following offenses:

The transportation or harboring of aliens. As you know too well, this is a booming business down here. No more…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here’s what happened on the first try:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jeff Merkley, 2013.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remember that.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Private Sector Adds 263,000 Jobs In March – MarketWatch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Like Twitter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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