Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Tuesday 03/28/17


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NFL Owners Approve Oakland Raiders’ Move To Las Vegas – NFL

The Raiders are leaving Oakland again, this time for the neon lights of Las Vegas.

In a decision that would have been hard to fathom not so long ago, NFL owners voted 31-1 on Monday at the Annual League Meeting to approve the Raiders’ proposal to relocate to Las Vegas.

The decision comes after years of fruitless efforts by Raiders owner Mark Davis to build a viable stadium in Oakland. The failure to do so, which goes back to Davis’ late father Al Davis’ stewardship of the team, led to exploring stadium options in Los Angeles and eventually Las Vegas, where Nevada lawmakers approved $750 million in public funding for a new stadium. The Autumn Wind will no longer blow through Raiders games as the team is expected to move into a planned $1.7 billion domed stadium in Las Vegas.

In what is sure to be an awkward process, the Raiders won’t be moving immediately. The new stadium in Las Vegas is not expected to be ready until 2020. The Raiders plan to play at the Oakland Coliseum in 2017 and 2018, Davis said in a statement…

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Oregon Seeks To Regulate ‘Dangerous, Preventable’ Cow Farts – The Federalist
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The state of Oregon is considering legislation to regulate farting. Cow farts, that is. Advocates of the bill argue that government regulation of cow farts, or “dairy emissions” as they call them, is a commonsense measure to prevent global warming and the safety of the public.

Citing the dangers of bovine flatulence, a spokesperson for Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility stated that cow farts are dangerously unregulated and preventable. According to a letter sent to the Senate Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources, in addition to smelling bad and causing global warming, cow farts can irritate your eyes, cause memory loss, and even death. These are all good things to keep in mind the next time you find yourself eye-level with the business end of a cow. You won’t even remember what killed you…

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Brooklyn Prosecutor Charged With Forging Judges’ Signatures For Illegal Wiretaps – WNBC

A supervising prosecutor from the Brooklyn district attorney’s office forged judges’ signatures in order to obtain illegal wiretaps and then used those wiretaps to illegally monitor cell phone calls and text messages, federal prosecutors alleged in an indictment Monday.

Tara Lenich, 41, who was an assistant district attorney with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, allegedly created those fake judicial orders for more than a year – from June 2015 to November 2016 – in order to get the wiretaps.

She then, prosecutors allege, used equipment from the DA’s office to “intercept, monitor and record the communications to and from the two cellular telephones.”

Lenich didn’t comment to reporters after she was arraigned Monday. Her attorney also declined to comment.

She was initially arrested last November and fired from the DA’s office once the allegations came to light.

Federal prosecutors subsequently took over the case, which was widely described as having to do with a romantic entanglement…

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Mississippi Bans Sanctuary Cities – Your News Wire
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Mississippi has become the first state to comprehensively ban sanctuary cities, ensuring that no local governments have the ability to illegally refuse to help federal government enforce immigration laws.

Governor Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2710 into law Monday morning, which will prohibit towns, counties, or universities from “purposefully defying federal immigration laws.”

“Taxpayers expect their state and its political subdivisions to abide by federal immigration laws,” Gov. Bryant said after final passage by the legislature.

“We should make sure no local governments or state entities have the ability to break our laws, creating jurisdictions of amnesty for illegal aliens,” Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said…

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Army Sergeant Faces Discharge Over Bin Laden Raid Intelligence That Obama Made Public In 2011 – Washington Times

The Army is booting out a 13-year public affairs sergeant for including in an unclassified government email the same information about a special operations unit and Osama bin Laden found on Army.mil web pages.

The irony in the narrative of Staff Sgt. Ricardo Branch is that his motive was to keep classified material away from public view.

His disclosure in a private Army email is also the same information as told by his commander in chief, Barack Obama, in May 2011 when the president visited Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to personally thank the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), or “Night Stalkers,” for its critical role in killing al Qaeda leader Osamabin Laden.

And the transgression of Sgt. Branch, 34, is on its face far less serious than that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who faced no punishment for keeping classified data on her personal unsecured server…

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Tony Podesta Made $500K Lobbying For Chinese Firm Convicted Of Illegal Sales To Iran – Daily Caller
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Democratic super-lobbyist Tony Podesta grossed more than $500,000 to represent a Chinese company criminally convicted in March of sending illegal shipments of telecom equipment to Iran, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned.

The seriousness of the illegal sales to Iran were so extreme and continued for so long – from 2010 to last year – the Department of Justice (DOJ) imposed a record $1.19 billion fine on the ZTE Telecommunications company, making it the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. sanctions case.

The Chinese firm hired the Podesta Group, one of Washington’s biggest and best-connected lobbying companies in the nation’s capital, in January 2016. ZTE retained Podesta’s personal help as negotiations intensified for a final resolution with DOJ during the final year of President Barack Obama’s tenure in the White House…

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Trump Picks Son-In-Law Jared Kushner To Head New ‘Office Of American Innovation’ – The Hill

President Trump is reportedly creating a new White House innovation office that will be led by his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner.

The White House Office of American Innovation will be announced Monday, The Washington Post reported, and will report directly to the president. The idea is to help meet some of the goals Trump pledged to accomplish during his campaign, such as working to improve veteran care and fight opioid addiction.

The new office, which is described in the Post report as a “SWAT team” to fix the federal bureaucracy, is working with tech giants such as Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. It is expected to pull ideas from the business world and may consider privatizing some government functions.

The team will include former business executives, according to the report.

“We should have excellence in government,” Kushner told the Post. “The government should be run like a great American company…

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Your CCW Feel-Good Story O’ The Day – Tulsa World
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The son of a Broken Arrow-area homeowner fatally shot three masked intruders, two of whom were juveniles, during a home invasion Monday, authorities said.

Police later arrested an Oologah woman who is believed to be the getaway driver on three complaints of first-degree murder and three complaints of first-degree burglary.

The home invasion and shootings in the 9100 block of Clearview Drive were reported around 12:30 p.m. When Wagoner County sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found one person lying in the driveway and two others lying in the house. All three were dead.

Two of the deceased were 16 or 17 years old, and the third was 18 or 19, Deputy Nick Mahoney said. Their names had not been released by Monday evening…

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$540,701,000,000: U.S. Property Taxes Hit Record In 2016 – CNS

Americans paid a record $540,701,000,000 in property taxes to state and local governments in fiscal 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

That was up $16,748,620,000 – or about 3.2 percent – from $523,952,380,000 in property taxes (in constant 2016 dollars) that state and local governments collected in fiscal 2015.

The prior national record for property taxes was set in fiscal 2009, when they hit $527,850,500,000 in constant 2016 dollars. Fiscal 2016’s record total of $540,701,000,000 was up $12,850,000,000 – or about 2.4 percent – from that previous record.

The nationwide state and local property tax receipts for fiscal 2016 were released last week with the Census Bureau’s “Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue for 2016: Q4.”

The fiscal year 2016 that the Census Bureau references in this data is the year that runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. That is because most states end their fiscal years on June 30…

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Taxpayers Spend 6.1 Billion Hours, $234 Billion Per Year On Tax Compliance – Washington Free Beacon
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Taxpayers spend 6.1 billion hours a year just to comply with the federal tax code, according to experts at a Tax Foundation event on Monday.

Pete Sepp, president of the National Taxpayers Union, said that tax compliance costs taxpayers $234 billion per year in direct costs and lost productivity.

“The problem is the status quo – thinking that, well, if we don’t do tax reform this year it will just be that bad,” Sepp said. “No, the status quo is not the static quo – it’s going to get worse.”

“The paperwork burden inventory at the Office of Management and Budget related to Treasury is expected to rise by another 2 billion hours in the next few years,” he said. “One-third added to that, we’re looking at tax compliance costs of north of $400 billion a year.”…

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13 States Rally In Support Of Trump Travel Ban – PoliZette

Thirteen states filed an amicus brief on Monday supporting President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on nationals entering the United States from the six countries identified as “countries of concern” under the Obama administration.

Twelve state attorneys general and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant filed the amicus brief which claims the president’s immigration order is lawful and well within his authority.

The attorneys general who joined the brief were from Texas, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia.

The 36-page amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit indicates that states do not have the authority to “restrict or set the terms of aliens’ entry into the United States for public-safety and national-security reasons.” The federal executive branch, pursuant to the laws of Congress, has that authority, the brief argues…

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Democrat Governor Of Louisiana Pays Women $12,000 Less Than Men – DC Statesman
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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has made fighting the so-called ‘gender pay gap’ a cornerstone of his administration. He has said that Louisiana’s record on the gap is “an embarrassment and an outrage.”

But apparently, it’s not so much of an outrage that he should practice what he preaches. A new report indicates that salaries in the governor’s office are skewed when it comes to gender:

“Salary data obtained through Louisiana’s Department of State Civil Service, however, shows that Edwards has his own gender pay gap, as women working in his office make just 82 cents for each dollar earned by men…

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Trump Signs Four Bills To Reverse Obama-Era Regulations – Washington Examiner

President Trump signed a series of bills on Monday to reverse rules and regulations authorized by the previous administration on education, federal land use and fair pay.

The stream of bills reached the Oval Office through the use of the Congressional Review Act, an obscure law passed in 1996 that has only been used once before to repeal agency rules. The law allows Congress to scrap regulations with a simple majority within 60 days of the rule’s implementation.

“Only one time in our history did a president sign a bill to cancel federal regulations,” Trump told a group of governors and federal lawmakers at the White House on Monday.

The president said he will continue to use the CRA to eliminate as many “job killing regulation[s]” as he can find.

Here are the four rules canceled by Trump:

* “Planning 2.0” – A Bureau of Land Management rule that expanded government’s role in land use decisions…

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Rep. Mo Brooks Files One-Sentence Bill To Repeal Obamacare – The Resurgent
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Representative Mo Brooks, a Republican from the 5th Congressional District in Alabama, has filed a one-sentence bill to completely repeal Obamacare.

The bill, titled the “ObamaCare Repeal Act,” simply reads:

“Effective as of December 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111=148) is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.”

The bill would give Congress until the end of the year to agree on a replacement to Obamacare. If no replacement is agreed on, it would simply remain repealed, as if it never existed…

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AG Sessions Says He’ll Punish Sanctuaries, Cities Could Lose Billions – Washington Times

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday he’ll begin punishing sanctuary cities, withholding potentially billions of dollars in federal money – and even clawing back funds that had been doled out in the past.

Speaking at the White House, Mr. Sessions said his department is preparing to dole out more than $4 billion in funds this year, but will try prevent any of it from going to sanctuaries.

“Countless Americans would be alive today… if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended,” Mr. Sessions said.

He said he’s carrying out a policy laid out by the Obama administration last year, which identified three grant programs – the COPS grants, Byrne grants and State Criminal Alien Assistance Program money – that already require sanctuary certification.

The Obama administration didn’t end up enforcing that policy, but Mr. Sessions said he’ll begin…

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Seattle Plant Failure Dumps Millions Of Gallons Of Sewage Into Puget Sound – Spokesman-Review
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Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the United States’ second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating Seattle’s waste.

The county-run facility has been hobbling along at about half-capacity since the Feb. 9 electrical failure resulted in catastrophic flooding that damaged an underground network of pumps, motors, electric panels and other gear.

The sewage treatment plant – Washington’s largest – is only partially treating dirty water that goes down Seattle toilets and washes off roofs and roads before discharging it into Puget Sound. It’s likely to face fines for violating federal clean-water laws…

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3rd Time Not A Charm: White House Fence Jumper Busted Again – WTOP

A woman who had tried to jump the White House fence but got tripped up by her shoelaces last week, and was arrested days later for violating a “Stay Away” order, was busted yet again early Sunday by Secret Service officers.

Officials confirmed to WTOP by email that it was the same woman who had been arrested twice before.

In an official statement, the presidential security force said the woman triggered an alarm at approximately 2:15 a.m. at the southeast corner of the Treasury Building adjacent to 15th Street Northwest.

Officers responded immediately and found that the woman had scaled the fence. She was arrested and charged with unlawful entry and contempt of court.

She had with her a backpack, sleeping bag and other assorted items – all of which were swept and cleared by an Explosive Ordinance and Disposal team. Nothing dangerous was found.

The woman has been identified as Marci Anderson Wahl, 38, of Everett, Washington, The Associated Press reports…

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Freedom Caucus Members: Health Care Debate ‘Isn’t Over’ – Daily Signal
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In the aftermath of the House GOP’s health care bill being pulled from a vote Friday, conservatives vowed to continue working with the fractured Republican conference toward health care reform.

“This is not the end of the debate,” Mark Meadows, a Republican from North Carolina and chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said on ABC’s “This Week.” President Donald Trump, he added, “will deliver” on health care reform.

Republicans had scheduled a long-awaited vote Friday on the American Health Care Act, a bill that would have partially repealed Obamacare. But after failing to win the support of members of the Freedom Caucus, along with some centrist Republicans, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill…

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Trump Effect: Charter Communications To Invest $25B In U.S., Create 20,000 Jobs – Fox Business

In a meeting with Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) and Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge on Friday, President Trump revealed a major commitment by the telecommunications company to invest in America saying, “Today I am thrilled to announce that Charter Communications has just committed to investing $25 billion, with a B, $25 billion.”

Along with the multi-billion dollar investment, Trump declared the company is also planning an extensive hiring push in the U.S.

“And has committed further to hiring 20,000 American workers over the next four years,” said Trump.

According to Trump, Charter would completely end its offshore call centers, choosing to base 100% of its call centers here in the U.S. This will include a new call center in McAllen, Texas, “Where they will create 600 new American jobs.”

Trump applauded Charter for following in the footsteps of other companies who have recently announced plans to invest and create jobs in the U.S…

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North Dakota Governor Signs ‘Constitutional Carry’ Handgun Bill Into Law – Jurist Twenty
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North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum signed House Bill 1169 into law on Thursday, making his the 15th state to allow residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit. The bill was met with little opposition in the state legislature [materials], passing the House in a 83-9 vote, and the Senate in a 34-13 vote.

The law, which goes into effect August 1, will allow North Dakota residents over the age of 18 to conceal a firearm so long as they have possessed a valid driver’s license or state ID card for at least a year. The current law makes carrying a firearm without a permit a misdemeanor, with fines up to $1,500 and imprisonment up to 30 days for violators. In signing the bill into law, Burgum said…

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Environmentalists Aren’t Just Wrong, They’re Loathsome And Evil Too – James Delingpole

Today is Earth Hour and as usual I shall be lighting a candle – several, actually; plus turning my Rayburn up to eleven; plus turning on all the house lights; plus lighting the patio heaters; plus starting my Landrover and leaving its diesel engine to idle outside in the drive; plus switching on the immersion heater; plus running several hot baths – in tribute to the world’s climate heroes.

I refer, of course, to the tiny, elite fellowship of scientists, economists, politicians, journalists and bloggers who have bravely taken the right side of the climate argument and spoken up for truth, integrity and the scientific method in defiance of the vast and terrifying propaganda behemoth they call the Green Blob.

Many of them were present at the annual Heartland Institute Climate Conference in Washington DC this week. I was sorry not to have been able to make it there myself this year because these people have become my friends…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Tuesday 03/07/17


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WikiLeaks Publishes Largest Cache Of Confidential CIA Documents Ever – Zero Hedge

WikiLeaks has published what it claims is the largest ever release of confidential documents on the CIA. It includes more than 8,000 documents as part of ‘Vault 7’, a series of leaks on the agency, which have allegedly emerged from the CIA’s Center For Cyber Intelligence in Langley, and which can be seen on the org chart below, which Wikileaks also released.

A total of 8,761 documents have been published as part of ‘Year Zero’, the first in a series of leaks the whistleblower organization has dubbed ‘Vault 7.’ WikiLeaks said that ‘Year Zero’ revealed details of the CIA’s “global covert hacking program,” including “weaponized exploits” used against company products including “Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows and even Samsung TVs, which are turned into covert microphones.”

WikiLeaks tweeted the leak, which it claims came from a network inside the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia.

Among the key topical revelations is that the CIA can engage in “false flag” cyberattacks which portray Russia as the assailant…

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Obama Regime Placed Over 100,000 Border-Jumping Children In Homes Headed By Other Illegals – Washington Examiner
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During the last two years of the Obama administration, immigration officials handled the surge of youths across the border by delivering over 100,000 of them to households headed by other illegals, and the result was that 36 percent of the kids never showed up for court hearings.

A new analysis of the prior administration’s open door policy for illegal youths mostly from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, also showed that only 25 percent of those who did go to court were given permission to stay.

The Center for Immigration Studies, in its latest analysis of the crisis in unaccompanied alien children, said:

“From FY 2014 – FY 2016, 106,802 UACs were placed in illegal alien households throughout the country as a result of Obama administration policies…

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Hillary Was Tipped Off To Wiretapping Of Trump, Tweeted About It A Week Before The Election – Gateway Pundit

TGP reported earlier that the first FISA request came right after AG Loretta Lynch met with Bill Clinton on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in June of 2016.

The second FISA request was submitted in October of 2016 just before the election. Hillary Clinton sent out a tweet on October 31st stating that ‘computer scientists have uncovered a covert server linking the Trump organization to a Russian-based server’.

It appears she was tipped off to the wiretapping prior to the election.

Here is Hillary Clinton’s tweet from October 31st… Computer scientists?… Connect the dots, folks. This was a well coordinated attack on a Presidential candidate. AG Lynch met with Bill Clinton just before the first FISA request.

After they were successful with the second FISA request in October, it appears Bill Clinton passed on the information to his wife to help her win the election. This scandal is about to blow wide open; it’s not going away any time soon. Stay tuned…

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Judicial Watch Sues CIA, DOJ And Treasury For Records Related To Intelligence Leaks Regarding Investigation Of General Flynn – Judicial Watch
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Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the United States Department of Justice and the Department of the Treasury regarding records related to the investigation of retired United States Army Lieutenant General Michel Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak (Judicial Watch v. Central Intelligence Agency et al. (No.1:17-cv-00397)). (The National Security Agency refused to confirm or deny the existence of intelligence records about communications between Gen. Flynn and Amb Kislyak.)

Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the agencies failed to respond to a January 25, 2017, FOIA request seeking:

Any and all records regarding, concerning, or related to the investigation of retired Gen. Michael Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak between October 1, 2016 and the present…

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D.C. Suburb Cancels School So Leftist Teachers Can Protest Trump – The Federalist

A Washington D.C. suburb that overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton in the November 2016 election is preemptively cancelling classes on Wednesday so its teachers can protest Donald Trump.

The same organizers behind the Women’s March, which attracted hundreds of thousands of women in opposition to President Donald Trump the day after his inauguration, are encouraging women to stay home from work on March 8 to show that they aren’t happy about the current president.

Alexandria City Public Schools said that because 300 employees asked for time off on Wednesday, there were not enough teachers to oversee its classrooms.

“The decision is based solely on our ability to provide sufficient staff to cover all our classrooms, and the impact of high staff absenteeism on student safety and delivery of instruction,” the ACPS statement reads. “It is not based on a political stance or position.”…

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Howard Dean Tweets Shocking Admission Trump Wiretapping Occurred – Truthfeed
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While other Democrats are dancing around trying to pretend the wiretapping did not happen, when more and more evidence points to the fact that it likely DID, Howard Dean is just flat out admitting it occurred.

His admission includes the concept that Trump’s phone was “set up” in an attempt to prove an act of terrorism.

Obviously, no terrorist acts were found or Obama would have announced them BEFORE the election.

What DID happen was spying that was likely spearheaded by close Obama ally and former DOJ head Loretta Lynch.

Does anyone actually believe Lynch did this independently without Obama’s knowledge?…

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Democrat Super-Lobbyist Got $170,000 To End U.S. Sanctions On Russian Bank – Daily Caller

Democrat super-lobbyist Tony Podesta was paid $170,000 over a six-month period last year to represent Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, seeking to end one of the Obama administration’s economic sanctions against that country, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned.

Podesta, founder and chairman of the Podesta Group, is listed as a key lobbyist on behalf of Sberbank, according to Senate lobbying disclosure forms. His firm received more than $24 million in fees in 2016, much of it coming from foreign governments, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.

Podesta is the brother of John Podesta, who was the national campaign chairman for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s losing 2016 campaign for the presidency. Former President Barack Obama imposed the sanctions following the Russian seizure of the Crimean region of Ukraine in 2014.

The lobbying campaign targeted Congress and the executive branch, with Podesta and other lobbyists arranging at least two meetings between Sberbank officers and Department of State officials, according to Elena Teplitskaya, Sberbank’s board chairman, who spoke to House aides in August…

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Gun Sales Continue Retreat From Record Levels Seen Under Obama – Washington Free Beacon
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February continued the recent trend of gun-related background checks falling from record levels since former President Obama left office and President Trump was inaugurated.

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) ran 2,234,817 checks in February, according to FBI documents. That’s a retreat of nearly 400,000 checks from last February.

The slowing but still historically high sales levels come on the heels of the highest year in history for gun sales. The FBI processed more than 27.5 million NICS checks in 2016. That’s millions more than the previous record set in 2015…

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Obama Regime Funneled Billions Of Taxpayer Dollars Into Left-Wing Activist Groups – Daily Wire

Congressional investigators claim the Obama Administration funneled billions of dollars to left-wing activist groups – such as the National Council of La Raza, National Urban League and National Community Reinvestment Coalition – through a slush fund scheme of the Department of Justice.

“Findings spearheaded by the House Judiciary Committee point to a process shrouded in secrecy whereby monies were distributed to a labyrinth of nonprofit organizations involved with grass-roots activism,” reports Fox.

“Advocates for big government and progressive power are using the Justice Department to extort money from corporations,” Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch told Fox. “It’s a shakedown. It’s corrupt, pure and simple.”

Fitton would also suggest that these “spontaneous” protests sprouting up at town halls and elsewhere are connected to the left’s massive infrastructure, created in part by Obama’s slush fund at the DOJ…

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House Republicans Release Long-Awaited ObamaCare Replacement Bill – Fox News
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House Republicans on Monday evening released the text of their long-awaited ObamaCare replacement bill, proposing to eliminate the various taxes and penalties tied to the original legislation while still preserving certain patient protections.

Aiming to deliver on their signature campaign promise after several election cycles trying to reclaim control of Washington, majority Republicans unveiled what they call the American Health Care Act. The sweeping legislation would repeal ObamaCare’s taxes along with the so-called individual and employer mandates – which imposed fines for not buying and offering insurance, respectively.

It also would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies, replacing them with tax credits for consumers…

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Several Liberal Journalists Apparently Want IRS Employees To Commit Felonies To Get Trump’s Taxes – Law Newz

Obtaining Donald Trump‘s tax documents, by any any means necessary, has become sort of an obsession for some on the left. It started back during the campaign in September when The New York Times‘ Editor Dean Baquet suggested that he would go to jail in order to publish Trump’s tax returns.

Strangely enough, about a week later a portion of Trump’s state tax return from the 1990s showed up at the The New York Times. Ever since, there has been a frenzy among some on the left to see who will get the next big scoop.

Now, here we are more than one month into the presidency of Trump and as Tax Season nears, it seems the frenzy to get eyes on the Donald’s tax returns has once again reached a fever pitch. And sure enough, The New York Times in front and center again leading the charge, this time from top columnist Nicholas Kristof.

On Monday, Kristof arguably solicited a lowly IRS agent to commit a serious felony by leaking Trump’s tax returns to his newspaper, assuming, of course, his tweet was not merely in jest – though there seems to be little indication that Kristof was joking in the tweet…

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ISIS Slaughtering Christians In Egypt – USA Politics Today
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Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula is under siege from a growing number of militant Islamists including Isis who are reportedly not only bombing but gunning down Coptic Christians, who now number less than 1000. In 2011 there were reportedly over 5000, so over 4000 have been murdered by Islamic Militants.

ISIS recently released a video in which they call for “fellow jihadists” to murder the Coptic Christians of Al Arish which they refer to as their “favorite prey.”

In that 20-minute video (not featured,) ISIS claims responsibility for the January bombing of the central Coptic church in Cairo that killed nearly 30 people, saying that it was only the beginning…

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Social Justice Syndrome: ‘Rising Tide Of Personality Disorders Among Millennials’ – PJ Media

If you were to come across someone who cried in the streets, who saw the world in terms of black and white and made death threats against strangers, who cowered in a special room and made public displays of naked self-harm and blood letting, you might conclude that they were suffering from a personality disorder.

All these symptoms can be found in the High Conflict Personality Disorder category known as Axis II in DSMV, including Anti-Social PD, Histrionic PD, Paranoid PD, Narcissistic PD, and Borderline PD.

Alternatively, you might reason that these are the everyday behaviors of the modern Social Justice Warrior (SJW).

Of course, not every SJW has a personality condition, but sufferers from High Conflict disorders are often drawn to extreme beliefs and behaviors under the illusion that they are acting politically…

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‘I Will Make The World Rise Up!’ Turkish President’s Astonishing Threat After Germany Snub – Daily Express
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President Erdogan has launched a series of attacks on Berlin after officials cancelled rallies aimed at courting an estimated 1.5 million ethnic Turkish voters in Germany before an upcoming referendum.

The Turkish leader accused Germany of Nazi-type behaviour after the pro-Erdogan rallies were banned, in a widening European Union backlash that also includes Austria and the Netherlands.

President Erdogan told a rally in Istanbul: “We will talk about Germany’s actions in the international arena and we will put them to shame in the world’s eyes.

“If I want to, I will come to Germany. If you don’t let me in or if you don’t let me speak, I will make the whole world rise up!”…

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Ukraine Has Lost Billions On The Trade Agreement With The EU In Year One – Zero Hedge

The Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) between Ukraine and the European Union, which came into force on 1 January 2016, was aimed at helping the East European economy to recover; however, the results after the first year fell far short of Ukraine’s expectations. The former Soviet Republic lost €2.2 billion more than it lost in 2015 on trade with the EU. While imports from the EU have surged, exports have barely grown.

As Polish media reports, the European Union has flooded Ukraine with goods, which is contrary to the aim of the free trade agreement: the document assumed the asymmetric openness of the markets in Ukraine’s favour.

According to the Eurostat data, EU’s exports to Ukraine grew in 2016 by 17.6%, from €14bn to €16.5bn, whereas Ukraine’s exports to the EU increased by 1.9%, i.e. from €12.8bn to €13bn. As a result, Ukraine’s trade deficit with the EU has surged from €1.2bn to €3.43bn!..

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Trump Signs Revised Travel Ban – Roll Call
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President Donald Trump signed a new executive order Monday that restricts U.S. entry of nationals from six Muslim-majority countries for three months and suspends refugees for four months while the Homeland Security, State and Justice departments tighten vetting procedures.

The new order will go into effect at midnight on March 16 and will apply to nationals of Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen who don’t already have a valid U.S. visa to enter the country.

Iraq, which was included in a Jan. 27 executive order restricting travel, has been removed from the new order after the Iraqi government agreed to step up cooperation and provide more information on its citizens, a senior Homeland Security official told reporters on a conference call…

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Illegal Alien Busted For Raping 3-Year-Old Girl – USA Politics Today

Unfortunately President Trump is proven right on almost a daily basis when it comes to the crime waves of illegal aliens in the United States. With all the mounting evidence against why deportations and a wall is needed, it’s hard not to wonder why Democrats refuse to work with the administration to bring common sense to helping the safety of Americans. Now an illegal alien was just caught raping a child.

“Police say the 19-year-old Cove man charged with sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl was supposed to attend an immigration hearing only hours before he was arrested Thursday morning.

Douglas Hus-Flores, a Guatemalan native, appears to have been living in Stamford illegally, police said. An immigration detainer has been placed on him as well as a $250,000 court appearance bond, following his arraignment at the Stamford courthouse Thursday afternoon…

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Pipeline Protesters Stand By Arrested Leader Exposed As Rapist – Washington Free Beacon
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Environmentalists in Texas are standing by their leader even after it was revealed he had been imprisoned for various charges, including rape by force, and has been on the run from authorities for over a decade.

Protesters were shocked this week when Pedro Rabago Gutierrez, who went by Pete Hefflin while leading protests at the site of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline in West Texas, was arrested and had his criminal history and true identity exposed.

Gutierrez had not been seen since he was released on parole from California in 2002 after a long series of serious crimes. He was first imprisoned in 1984 on charges of forcible rape and drug possession with an intent to sell, according to the Houston Chronicle…

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New York Mayor Hides 500,000 Illegals, Vows To Ignore Immigration Laws – Breitbart

The NYPD won’t cooperate with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents seeking to repatriate illegal immigrants, Mayor Bill de Blasio told RTVi, or Russian Television International.

“The NYPD will not participate as immigration enforcement agents because we have, for decades, built a close working relationship with immigrant communities,” de Blasio said. “Our police force is not going to be out there knocking on people’s door and it is not going to share information about people’s documentation status with the federal authorities.”

According to de Blasio, who faces reelection in November, more than half a million people in New York are “undocumented” and a “vast majority don’t commit any crimes whatsoever.”

City officials city and the NYPD officers will cooperate with the feds only in immigration cases which involve “serious and violent crimes,” he said. “In terms of the City of New York, we said the only area where we cooperate is we have a law that delineates 170 serious and violent crimes…

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Mark Levin Provides Devastating Proof That Obama Spied On The Trump Campaign – Real Strategy
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The left-leaning mainstream media has spent the last 24 hours marginilizing yesterday’s Tweets from President Donald Trump indicating that the Obama administration was actively wire tapping phones in Trump Tower ahead of the November election. Jokes, insults and spin have been the order of the day as popular liberal mouthpieces have trashed the President, his staff and radio host Mark Levin who initially broke the story earlier in the week.

But no matter how much they spin, it is becoming crystal clear that President Obama’s administration did, in fact, involve themselves in electronic spying of Trump and his surrogates in an effort to link him to Russian influence.

Levin, who was referred to as a ‘hack’ on CNN this Saturday, was no die-hard supporter of Trump during the campaign season…

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Remember When Obama Spied On Congressmen Opposed To The Iran Deal? – Daniel Greenfield

When the media puts on its befuddled face over Trump’s allegations, remember what Obama was doing little more than a year ago.

The National Security Agency’s (NSA) continued surveillance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli leaders may also have swept up private conversations involving members of Congress, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday night.

Further, the Journal reports that intercepted conversations between Israeli leaders confirmed Israel’s knowledge of the talks, as well as its intent to undermine any nuclear deal with Iran by leaking its details. When Netanyahu and his top aides came to Washington to talk with Jewish-American groups and members of Congress to lobby against the deal, the NSA was there to pick up the conversations.

Senior officials told the WSJ that those conversations collected by the NSA raised fears “that the executive branch would be accused of spying on Congress.”…

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North Korea Fires Four Ballistic Missiles Into Sea Near Japan – Reuters
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North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest coast early on Monday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, days after the reclusive state promised retaliation over U.S.-South Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war.

South Korea’s military said the missiles were unlikely to have been intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) which could reach the United States, but flew on average 1,000 km (600 miles) and reached a height of 260 km (160 miles).

Some of the missiles landed in waters as close as 300 km (190 miles) to Japan’s northwest coast, Japan’s Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said in Tokyo.

“The launches are clearly in violation of (UN) Security Council resolutions…

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Sweden’s Leftist Integration Minister Admits Lying To BBC About Rape Stats – Breitbart

Sweden’s ruling liberal party Integration Minister has been forced into an embarrassing U-turn after she falsely told BBC the number of reported rapes in the country was falling.

Ylva Johansson was giving an interview on the BBC News channel when she said there was no connection between crime and immigration and the level of rape in Sweden is “going down, and going down, and going down.”

“The level of rapes is not actually high in Sweden”, she also said, after attacking former UKIP leader Nigel Farage – who recently said Malmo was the “rape capital of Europe” – claiming he “doesn’t really know what he is talking about.”

However, it appears Ms. Johansson isn’t so well informed herself. The latest figures show a 13 per cent increase in reported sex crimes in Sweden in 2016, and there has been a general increase over the past ten years.

The misleading claims drew sharp criticism from MPs, economists, and criminologists…

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WikiLeaks: Obama’s Long History Of Spying On Friends, Foes – American Mirror
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President Trump’s accusations that Barack Obama “wire tapped” the phones at Trump Tower last year – at the height of the presidential election – is altogether consistent with Obama’s history, according to Wikileaks.

The organization today pointed readers a list of examples that it published in early 2016 detailing all the times Obama’s administration spied on friends and foes alike.

Wikileaks published “highly classified documents showing that the US National Security Agency bugged a private climate change strategy meeting; between UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.”…

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White House Demands Congressional Investigation Into Obama’s Abuse Of Power – Townhall

President Donald Trump is calling for an immediate investigation into Barack Obama’s handling of intelligence gathering tactics leading up to the 2016 election.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer wrote on Twitter Sunday morning that until Congress completes an oversight investigation, the White House will not comment any further on the matter.

“Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling,” Spicer said. “President Donald J. Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.

“Neither the White House nor the President will comment further until such oversight is conducted,” he added…

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Pro-Trump Rallies Rock Cities Across The Country – Washington Examiner
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Supporters of President Trump turned out in droves for marches in cities across the U.S. on Saturday.

From D.C. down to Miami and Austin, Texas, to Olympia, Wash., people turned out at the “March 4 Trump” events.

In the nation’s capital, a few thousand bikers poured in for the occasion.

Demonstrators marched from the Washington Monument to Lafayette Park in front of the White House…

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Obama V. Trump: Strictly Correct And Misleading V. Not Strictly Correct But Fundamentally True – Streetwise Professor

I won’t comment in detail on the substance of today’s latest outbreak of our fevered politics: Trump’s accusation that Obama ordered wiretapping of Trump Tower and the Trump campaign. I will just mention one fact that strongly supports the veracity of Trump’s allegation: namely, the very narrow – and lawyerly – “denials” emanating from the Obama camp.

Obama and his surrogates – notably the slug (or is he a cockroach?) Ben Rhodes – harrumph that Obama could not unilaterally order electronic surveillance. Well, yes, it is the case that Obama did not personally issue the order: the FISA court did so. But even if that is literally correct, it is also true that the FISA court would not unilaterally issue such an order: it would only do so in response to a request from the executive branch. Thus, Obama is clearly implicated even if he did not issue the order. He could have ordered his subordinates to make the request to the court, or could have approved a subordinate’s request to seek an order…

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Minimum Wage Massacre: Wendy’s Unleashes 1,000 Robots To Counter Higher Labor Costs – Zero Hedge

In yet another awkwardly rational response to government intervention in deciding what’s “fair”, the blowback from minimum wage demanding fast food workers has struck again. Wendy’s plans to install self-ordering kiosks in 1,000 of its stores – 16% of its locations nationwide.

“Last year was tough – 5 percent wage inflation,” said Bob Wright, Wendy’s chief operating officer, during his presentation to investors and analysts last week. He added that the company expects wages to rise 4 percent in 2017. “But the real question is what are we doing about it?”

Wright noted that over the past two years, Wendy’s has figured out how to eliminate 31 hours of labor per week from its restaurants and is now working to use technology, such as kiosks, to increase efficiency.

Wendy’s chief information officer, David Trimm, said the kiosks are intended to appeal to younger customers and reduce labor costs. Kiosks also allow customers of the fast food giant to circumvent long lines during peak dining hours while increasing kitchen production…

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Trump Refuses To Restock The “Unnecessary” Bureaucracy In D.C. – Washington Examiner
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President Trump doesn’t plan to fill many of the hundreds of appointed political jobs in his administration because he thinks they’re unnecessary.

In an interview with Fox News, Trump said he’s been hit for not filling about 1,200 administration jobs that require Senate confirmation, but people don’t understand that he’s not trying to fill many of those jobs.

“A lot of those jobs, I don’t want to appoint someone because they’re unnecessary to have,” Trump said. “In government, we have too many people.”

Trump offered that up as an example of why he gave himself a C for messaging during his first month in office…

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Spain Appoints ‘Sex Tsar’ To Boost Baby Making And Reverse Population Decline – The Local

Spain’s government has created a new post to encourage procreation to counter the nation’s plummeting birth rate.

Edelmira Barreria Diz, a senator in the Galician parliament and a demographic expert, has been tasked with reversing Spain’s population crisis.

Her appointment as head of the commission for demographics by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy comes in a bid to reverse the trend of Spain’s diminishing population. Last year, the country recorded a higher number of deaths than births for the first time since 1941.

The number of childless couples tripled between 1977 and 2015; from from 1.5 million to 4.4 million according to the latest issue of Panorama Social, a report released by Funcas, an association that funds studies into social and economic issues in Spain.

Since 2008, the number of births in Spain has fallen by 18 percent. Spain had one of the lowest fertility rates in the EU in 2014 at an average of 1.32 children, just above Greece, Cyprus, Portugal…

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Wilbur Ross Confirmed As Commerce Secretary – Fox News
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The Senate voted Monday to confirm billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as secretary of commerce in President Trump’s Cabinet.

Ross was approved by a vote of 72-27, with 20 Democrats and Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, joining 51 Republicans to vote “aye.” Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., did not vote due to his ongoing recovery from back surgery.

The Senate later voted 67-31 to move forward on the nomination of Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., to lead the Interior Department. A final vote on Zinke’s confirmation is expected Wednesday.

Ross is the 14th member of Trump’s Cabinet to be cofirmed, with seven nominees still to be voted on…

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Illegal Immigration Dropped 27% In January – Washington Times

Illegal immigration across the southwest border plummeted in January, compared to December, as the flow of both illegal immigrant families and children traveling alone dried up, according to numbers released by Customs and Border Protection on Monday.

The numbers are still high compared to past years – indeed, it’s the worst January in records dating back to 2012.

But total apprehensions of migrants trying to sneak across the border fell 27 percent on a month-to-month basis, to 31,575. And the number of inadmissible migrants who showed up at the southwest’s ports of entry fell 28 percent, to 10,899.

Apprehensions are deemed an indicator of the overall flow: The more people caught, the more are believed to be getting through.

The flow always decreases in the deep months of the winter, before picking up again in the spring. Last year Border Patrol apprehensions dropped 36 percent from December to January.

“Overall total migration remained at elevated levels, primarily due to family units and unaccompanied children from Central America, Haitian nationals migrating from Brazil, and Cuban nationals,” CBP said in releasing the numbers…

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Washington Post Hires John Podesta As Columnist, Flushing Last Remaining Credibility Down The Toilet – Daily Sheeple
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It’s almost like The Washington Post is trying to become as in-your-face corrupt and biased as possible and is determined to lose any shred of credibility it may have left.

Last Thursday, the paper announced that John Podesta, the scandal-plagued chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 scandal-plagued presidential campaign, has joined their team:

Podesta, former chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign, will provide commentary and analysis on the intersection of politics and policy, the Trump administration and the future of the Democratic Party.

“No one knows more about how Washington works, how the White House operates, and how policy ideas are translated into reality than John Podesta,” said Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt…

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Trump’s DOJ Dropping Obama-Initiated Legal Challenge To Texas Voter ID Law – The Hill

President Trump’s Justice Department is ending the government’s opposition to a controversial voter ID law in Texas, according to a group involved in the case.

Danielle Lang, the Campaign Legal Center’s deputy director of voting rights, told The Associated Press and Talking Points Memo on Monday that the Justice Department informed her group and others suing the state of the government’s change in position.

After six years of legal wrangling, the Justice Department will no longer argue that Texas intentionally sought to discriminate against minorities when it passed the law that mandates voters show certain forms of identification before casting a ballot.

“This signals to voters that they will not be protected under this administration,” Lang told Talking Points Memo.

“We have already had a nine-day trial and presented thousands of pages of documents demonstrating that the picking and choosing of what IDs count was entirely discriminatory and would fall more harshly on minority voters…

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SpaceX To Fly Passengers On Private Trip Around The Moon In 2018 – Space
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SpaceX will fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon in 2018, the company’s founder Elon Musk announced Monday (Feb. 27).

The private spaceflight company will use its Falcon Heavy rocket to send the two paying passengers into space aboard one of the company’s Dragon spacecraft. The two private citizens, who have not yet been named, approached SpaceX about taking a trip around the moon, and have “already paid a significant deposit” for the cost of the mission, according to a statement from the company.

The names of the two individuals will be announced later, pending the result of initial health tests to ensure their fitness for the mission, the statement said…

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Wacky North Korean Dictator Executes 5 Senior Officials With Anti-Aircraft Guns – Townhall

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the execution of five senior officials from his Ministry of State Security, according to a South Korean intelligence agency.

The executions, carried out with anti-aircraft guns, were punishments for unspecified “false reports” that “enraged” the dictator.

The issue stems from the totalitarian state’s refusal of any wrongdoing in the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half brother, Kim Jong Nam.

The son of Song Hye-Rim, a South Korean-born actress who is believed to have been a mistress of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, was killed outside the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia earlier this month.

Jong-Nam had been an advocate for change in North Korea, especially after he was banned from the country after an attempt to visit Disney World in 2010.

South Korea labeled the death of Jong Nam “a state terrorist act.”…

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Actor Bill Paxton Dead At 61 – Hollywood Reporter
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Bill Paxton, an Emmy-nominated actor whose four-decade career included roles in such films as Aliens, Twister and Titanic as well as TV shows Big Love and Hatsfields & McCoys, has died due to complications from surgery. He was 61.

Paxton’s family on Sunday released a statement saying, “A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.”

Paxton was nominated for an Emmy for his role on the miniseries Hatsfields & McCoys. He also played a polygamist on HBO’s Big Love, earning him three Golden Globe nominations…

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Fake Black Woman Rachel Dolezal Is Nearly Homeless, Living On Food Stamps And Still White – Daily Caller

Former NAACP branch president Rachel Dolezal, who lied about being black but still identifies as black, is now jobless, living on food stamps and expects to lose her home next month.

“There’s no protected class for me,” the former NAACP branch president told The Guardian. “I’m this generic, ambiguous scapegoat for white people to call me a race traitor and take out their hostility on. And I’m a target for anger and pain about white people from the black community. It’s like I am the worst of all these worlds.”

Dolezal has applied for over 100 jobs, but has received no offers, even from a supermarket. She has, however, been offered work in porn and reality TV. While a friend helped pay her rent for February, Dolezal expects she’ll lose her home next month.

“I do think a more complex label would be helpful, but we don’t really have that vocabulary,” said the former Africana studies instructor. “I feel like the idea of being trans-black would be much more accurate than ‘I’m white.’ Because you know, I’m not white.”…

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Judge Joseph Wapner Dies At Age 97 – Los Angeles Daily News
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Joseph Wapner, a retired Los Angeles County judge who gained national fame as a syndicated TV jurist, died today, according to TMZ.com. He was 97.

The retired Los Angeles County judge is credited with changing television with his role on the long-running syndicated TV show, “The People’s Court.”

TMZ reported that Wapner was ill, and had been taken from a hospital to home, to pass away, on Friday.

After retiring from the bench in 1979, Wapner agreed to move to television.

“He was the perfect choice to kick off this genre,” Harvey Levin, the show’s host, legal consultant and co-executive producer, said in 2009, when Wapner was given a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame…

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Chinese-American Businessman In Hiding After Confessing To Illegal Fundraising For The Clintons; Fears Untimely Death – Zero Hedge

Those who are connected to the crimes and misdemeanors of the Clinton cartel live in hiding for fear of their lives.

Of course there was funneling of money going on. The Wikileaks and Guccifer 2.0 hacks went along way in documenting the quid pro quo nature of Clinton diplomacy.

Back in the 90s, it was selling nuclear secrets to China, and schmoozing with high powered Chinese individuals, caught up in real estate deals, fundraising schemes and the like.

So it is little surprising, though certainly alarming, that this story has surfaced of a Chinese-American businessman who is living in hiding and who felt compelled to make an ‘insurance policy’ video detailing his involvement in the Clinton admin’s “Chinagate” which involved laundered funds from high powered Chinese businessmen:

via Daily Mail:

A Chinese-American businessman at the center of a Clinton campaign finance scandal secretly filmed a tell-all video as an ‘insurance policy’ – because he feared being murdered…

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Democrats Choose Smarmy, Little Weasel To Chair DNC – Daily Caller
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Former Obama labor secretary Tom Perez was elected Saturday as the new chair of the Democratic National Committee despite his refusal to definitively say whether the DNC rigged its presidential primary in favor of Hillary Clinton over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Earlier this month, Perez admitted that Sanders’s supporters believed “that the process was rigged and it was.” He walked back his comments that same day, saying he “misspoke” and that “Hillary became our nominee fair and square.”

During Wednesday’s DNC chair debate, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo pressed Perez three times to clarify whether or not he believes the DNC rigged the primary against Sanders. All three times, Perez refused to provide an answer…

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Trump Disses Fake News Media By Refusing To Attend White House Correspondents Dinner – Breitbart

Donald Trump has further escalated his war on the mainstream media, as he announced on Saturday that he will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Trump will be the first president to do so in 30 years.

In a tweet, Trump said that “I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!”

The dinner, which is set to take place April 29th, is usually attended by the President and first lady, the cabinet, and large swathes of the press. Proceeds go towards scholarships for aspiring journalists, and the event normally hosts a comedian who mocks the President and other members of the press.

In a statement, WHCA president Jeff Mason said the event will go ahead as planned, saying that “We look forward to shining a spotlight at the dinner on some of the best political journalism of the past year and recognizing the promising students who represent the next generation of our profession.”…

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Two Days After Leftist Governor Declares Connecticut A Sanctuary State, Illegal Alien Murders Mother, Kidnaps Daughter – Gateway Pundit
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On Wednesday Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy issued a memo to his state’s authorities, telling them to ignore federal law regarding illegal immigrants.

Malloy declared Connecticut a sanctuary state.

On Friday a previously deported illegal alien murdered his girlfriend and kidnapped her six year-old daughter.

Oscar Obedio Hernandez, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested on Friday night.

FOX 61 repotred:

“Oscar Obedio Hernandez, a citizen of El Salvador, was issued a Final Order of Removal by an immigration judge on Oct. 29, 2013,” said spokesman Shawn Neudauer. “He was removed from the United States by ICE officers in Hartford, CT on Nov. 27, 2013…

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The 12 Dumbest Ever ‘Bias Incidents’ On America’s College Campuses – Daily Caller

In the last few years, more than 230 American colleges and universities – 143 of them lavishly funded by taxpayers – have launched bias reporting systems encouraging students to report each other for incidents of offensive speech and other kinds of “bias.”

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) published an exhaustive survey of such speech-chilling bias reporting systems earlier this month.

The speech and conduct of some 2.84 million students in the United States are subject to evaluation under bias reporting systems, according to the civil rights group.

The personnel who investigate student speech – usually called some variation of “bias response teams” – frequently includes law enforcement officials as well as school administrators and public relations staffers. Upon a finding of “guilty,” the teams of cops and bureaucrats summon students for hearings. These meetings are often intimidating and quasi-disciplinary. Their function, FIRE suggests, is to enforce a politically correct speech orthodoxy on campuses…

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Fifth Circuit Reinstates Texas Law Making It A Felony To Harbor Illegals – NumbersUSA
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A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a lower court injunction that blocked Texas from enforcing a 2015 law making it a third-degree felony to “harbor” illegal aliens. The panel ruled that two Texas landlords, who has sued seeking protection from the law, did not have standing because they could not prove a credible threat of prosecution.

The law, which was intended to fight human trafficking, made it a crime to “encourage or induce a person to enter or remain in this country in violation of federal law by concealing, harboring, or shielding that person from detection.” Penalties included jail time and a $10,000 fine.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) challenged the law on behalf two landlords and an immigrant services agency,..

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GOP Leaps On Congressional Review Act To Kill Obama Rules – Roll Call

A law that’s been successfully used only once until now is the conduit for a whole lot of action on Capitol Hill.

Republicans in Congress are expected to send a stream of bills – most of which require a single sentence – to President Donald Trump’s desk, using a process known as the Congressional Review Act to repeal agency rules. The act was tucked into 1996 legislation tied to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s famous “Contract with America.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, at a press conference last week, joined a group of Republican leaders who have trumpeted using the CRA to roll back regulations put in place under President Barack Obama. The law allows Congress to repeal certain rules of the previous administration under a fast-track process that requires only a simple majority in the Senate. Congress generally has 60 days to begin repeal of those rules.

“We’re directly attacking the over-regulation issue, thanks to the Congressional Review Act, and plan to take as many of these job-killing regulations off the books as possible,” McConnell said…

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Florida Sheriff: We’re Arresting Illegal Alien Predators On A Daily Basis – Conservative Tribune
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Liberals have blinded themselves – and attempted to blind others – to the detrimental effects of illegal immigration in favor of being more “politically correct” than their conservative counterparts.

However, one Florida sheriff just explained the true epidemic surrounding illegal aliens that completely destroyed the liberal narrative regarding open borders and lax immigration laws.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” that illegal immigrants have been committing felonies and “preying on people” in communities “across the United States.”…

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Hillary Clinton’s Eye Problems Return In DNC Welcome Video – American Mirror

Despite being relieved of the stresses of a presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton’s apparent eye problems reoccurred during a welcome video she produced for the Democratic National Committee meeting on Friday.

Clinton provided a nearly three-and-a-half minute video urging Democrats to fight Trump’s agenda for America.

“We as Democrats must move forward with courage, confidence and optimism, and stay focused on the elections we must win this year and next,” Clinton said.

“Let resistance plus persistence equal progress for our party and our country.”

A close examination of the video shows Clinton’s eye problems – which appeared while she was on the campaign trail – are still evident.

At several points in the video, Hillary’s eyes were not in sync, a condition at least one doctor said can be caused by brain swelling and can lead to double vision…

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Despite Democrat Obstruction, U.S. Senate Confirms Mike Pompeo As CIA Director – Breitbart
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On Monday evening, Kansas Republican Mike Pompeo was confirmed as the next director of the C.I.A. by the U.S. Senate, despite days of stalling and obstruction by Senate Democrats.

Pompeo’s confirmation was scheduled for late last week, but Democrat sniping forced the vote to be rescheduled for Monday. Still, despite the deal to reschedule, up to 25 Senators ultimately voted against the Congressman’s confirmation.

The Republican faced several contentious questions during his January 12 hearing but made no major missteps with his answers.

During the hearing, Pompeo said he would observe the proper laws forbidding enhanced interrogation of terror suspects and affirmed that he believes Russia is a threat to the United States…

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Trump To Sign Executive Orders Advancing Keystone, Dakota Pipelines – Zero hedge

It is just day two of his presidency, and already Trump is taking a sledgehammer to the Obama legacy: in his latest move reported moments ago by Bloomberg, president Trump intends to sign two executive actions today that would advance construction of the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, putting a spoke, so to say, in the train wheels of Warren Buffett’s train-based oil transportation quasi-monopoly.

The orders would fulfill campaign promises Trump made to approve both pipelines, which face strong opposition from Democrats and environmentalists, but ardent support from the oil industry and the GOP. The White House said Trump plans to sign executive orders at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, but did not provide more details, nor did it respond to the Bloomberg report.

It’s unclear what exactly the orders would do and whether they would fully approve the pipelines or take some other steps in that direction.

If fully built by developer TransCanada Corp., Keystone would run from Alberta, Canada’s oil sands to the Gulf Coast in Texas, bringing heavy oil sands petroleum to refineries. Last month, the Obama administration ordered a comprehensive environmental impact statement to be conducted on the Dakota Access Pipeline before any decision could be made on building its final section below Lake Oahe in North Dakota.

Dakota Access has been the subject of internationally recognized protests that have fired up environmentalists and indigenous rights activists…

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Candidate For DNC Chair Sally Boynton Brown Says Her Job Will Be ‘To Shut Other White People Down’ – Daily Caller
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Sally Boynton Brown, a white woman running for chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Monday that if she is chosen to lead the party her job will be to “shut other white people down.”

“My job is to shut other white people down when they want to interrupt,” Brown said during a DNC candidate forum.

Brown, the executive director of the Idaho Democratic Committee, is running for the chair position against six other candidates, including three African-American candidates and one Hispanic, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

“My job is to shut other white people down when they want to say, ‘oh, no, I’m not prejudice; I’m a Democrat; I’m accepting,’” Brown bellowed during the forum, which was hosted by MSNBC’s Joy Reid…

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Trump Imposes Freeze On Federal, Non-Military Hiring – The Hill

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order freezing all federal government hiring except for the military, making good on a promise from his campaign.

The new president issued the order alongside two others on Monday morning – one to ban international organizations from using American dollars if they provide or promote abortions and another withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

He signed the orders just before noon in the Oval Office as Vice President Mike Pence, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, chief strategist Steve Bannon and other top aides looked on.

As Priebus presented him with the document, Trump interrupted to make clear that the freeze exempted the military. He made no further comment about the new directive.

The order directs that no vacant positions can be filled, or new positions created, unless an agency head deems the position “necessary to meet national security or public safety responsibilities,” according to text of the order released shortly before 5 p.m.

But this freeze does not apply to Trump’s impending nomination and executive appointments, as he is still filling out his administration.

The freeze will allegedly end once the Office of Management and Budget creates a “long-term plan to reduce the size of the Federal Government’s workforce through attrition.”

White House press secretary Sean Spicer shed further light on the plan at a press conference Monday, claiming that it “counters the dramatic expansion of the federal workforce in recent years.”…

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Wisconsin Governor Proposes Welfare Reform Plan Requiring Recipients To Work Part-Time Or Get Job Training – News Max
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday proposed an aggressive welfare reform plan that will require people receiving benefits to be employed at least 80 hours per month or to be enrolled in job training programs, The Hill reports.

“We believe our public assistance programs should ask able-bodied adults to take steps toward self-sufficiency through work, while also providing comprehensive tools to help them get and keep a job,” Walker said Monday.

Walker’s “Wisconsin Works for Everyone” plan would impose requirements on able-bodied adults with school-age children who receive state food assistance and people who receive state housing assistance. The ones who do not meet work requirements would have their benefits cut, Walker said…

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Treasonous Obama Quietly Sent $221M To Palestinian Authority Hours Before Leaving Office – Business Insider

Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority.

GOP members of Congress had been holding up the money.

A State Department official and several congressional aides say the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before Donald Trump became president.

More than $227 million in foreign affairs funding was released at the time, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations.

At least two GOP lawmakers had placed holds on the Palestinian funds. Congressional holds are generally respected by the executive branch but are not legally binding.

The official and the aides weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity…

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Trump To CEOs: I’ll Wipe Out 75 Percent Of Regulations, Fast-Track U.S. Factories – Chicago Tribune
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In the opening hours of his first formal day in the White House on Monday, President Trump welcomed leaders from several of the country’s largest corporations and promised to wipe out at least 75 percent of government regulations that hinder their businesses, fast-track their plans to open factories and cut taxes “massively.”

And he again threatened to impose a “substantial border tax” on companies that move production out of the country.

“We’re going to be cutting regulation massively,” Trump told a large group of business chief executives over breakfast, which was briefly open to the news media. “Now, we’re going to have regulation, and it’ll be just as strong and just as good and just as protective of the people as the regulation we have right now…

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Sweden: Muslim Migrants Gang-Rape Woman, Broadcast It Live On Facebook – Jihad Watch

The Swedish publication NyheterIdag says that the attackers were “nysvenskar,” that is, “new Swedes,” which is the establishment media euphemism for Muslim migrants.

And so here we go again. The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.

“Horror as gang rapes woman in Sweden and broadcasts it on FACEBOOK LIVE,” by Siobhan McFadyen, Express, January 23, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A WOMAN was gang raped in Sweden by a group of men who broadcast the horrific attack on Facebook live, it has been claimed.

Disgusted witnesses who saw the footage said the men only stopped their horrendous attack when police stormed the flat and stopped the broadcast.

Swedish officers have arrested three men in connection with the attack, after a member of the public alerted police to the incident just before 8.30am this morning.

The rape is said to have taken place in an apartment in the city of Uppsala this morning…

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Trump Signs Executive Order Killing Obama’s Legacy Trade Deal – Daily Caller
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday withdrawing from the legacy trade agreement former President Barack Obama worked on for years.

Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), fulfilling a campaign promise. The withdrawal was among the first orders of the day.

The Trump administration intends to pursue “trade deals working for all Americans.” According to the updated White House website, “this strategy starts by withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and making certain that any new trade deals are in the interests of American workers.”

On the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly criticized the TPP.

Last summer, Trump described the 12-nation free-trade agreement as “another disaster done and pushed by special interests who want to rape our country, just a continuing rape of our country.”…

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Passengers Cheer As Leftist Hag Gets Thrown Off Of Plane For Harassing Trump Supporter – American Mirror

An elderly woman demanded a Donald Trump supporter seated next to her be moved, but she quickly found out that’s not how the world works.

Scott Koteskey, in a window seat, posted video on Saturday showing a woman in the middle seat complaining about him to airline personnel.

According to Koteskey:

Just had the craziest experience ever on an airplane:

I’m boarding my flight from Baltimore to Seattle and approach my seat. I had an upgraded seat that I paid a little extra for because of the long 6 hour flight. As I approach my row I smile and motion to the husband and wife sitting in the aisle and middle seat that Imy seat was next to the window. I put my backpack in the overhead and the wife with a very stern voice says to me:

“Did you come here to cheer or to protest?”

“I came here to celebrate democracy ma’am”

…I knew this was going to be a long flight at this point. She then proceeded with: (somewhat paraphrased as my memory allows)

Her: “You put a crazed man in charge of the nuclear codes! You should be ashamed!”

Me: ‘Well we’re all entitled to our opinions here ma’am.”

Her: “And I’m entitled to get drunk and puke in your lap! I’m going to throw up right in your lap! You make me sick! Don’t talk to me! Don’t look at me! Don’t you dare even put your arm on that rest. You disgust me! You should be ashamed of yourself! You put a maniac’s finger on the button” (assuming she’s means nukes). You are a bigot. You should get off this plane!”…

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Shocking Security Flaws Allow Anyone To Get To UK On Eurostar Without A Passport – Daily Mail
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Terrorists and criminals can travel to Britain on the Eurostar without any form of identification, a Daily Mail investigation reveals.

The extraordinary flaw in our border security means anyone can arrive in the heart of London without a passport for as little as £2.60 – the price of a cup of coffee.

The shocking loophole takes advantage of the open-borders Schengen Agreement that allows people to travel across Europe without showing a passport.

Britain is not part of the agreement and travellers are expected to show passports when they board the Eurostar to come here.

But the loophole allows passengers to board the Eurostar without identification in Brussels with a ticket to the French city of Lille – and to simply remain on the train when it heads to London…

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Man Who Stole 1.6M In Gold From NYC Armored Truck Arrested In Ecuador; Was Previously Deported 4 Times – Fox News

The man police say snatched $1.6 million worth of gold flakes from an armored truck in New York City in September was arrested Thursday in Ecuador, The Daily News reported.

The report said Julio Nivelo, 53, was deported four times to Ecuador, but managed to make his way back to the U.S. Federal agents from Homeland Security assisted in his capture.

The report said authorities believe Nivelo made his way from New York to Florida and then to California. It is believed he made his way to Ecuador from California.

He was described in the report as a career criminal and police sources told the paper he made similar grabs ranging from jewelry in a courier truck and camera equipment.

Still, the video of the gold flakes swipe was remarkably brazen to many.

The footage is said to show the man capitalizing on a 20-second window left open by the guards, one of whom was making a pickup while the other was walking to the front seat.

The theft unfolded on West 48th Street in the Diamond District on Sept. 29 – in broad daylight – as tourists and locals were walking in and out of the countless jewelry stores that line the block.

A surveillance camera captured the opportune heist on tape and showed the man making off with the 86-pound bucket. Throughout his hour-long escape, he appears to struggle with the gold flakes – stopping to set them down several times and even attempting to carry them on his shoulder at one point, according to NBC.

There is no immediate word as to where the gold flakes are…

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Patriots Crush Steelers To Advance To Super Bowl LI – Fox Sports
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The Tom Brady redemption tour is headed to the Super Bowl.

After beginning the 2016 season suspended for four games for his role in the “Deflategate” scandal, the New England quarterback relentlessly carried the Patriots to an unprecedented ninth appearance in the title game, and his seventh. Brady threw for a franchise playoff-best 384 yards and three touchdowns in a 36-17 rout of the helpless Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in New England’s seventh consecutive AFC championship game.

The Patriots are early 3-point favorites heading to face Atlanta in two weeks in Houston, seeking their fifth NFL title with Brady at quarterback and Bill Belichick as coach. Belichick’s seventh appearance in a Super Bowl will be a record for a head coach…

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Majority Of 230 Protesters Busted On Inauguration Day To Be Charged With Felony Rioting, Face 10-Year Prison Sentences – Daily Mail

Most of the 230 rioters arrested after violent protests erupted in Washington D.C. following Donald Trump’s inauguration will be charged with felony rioting, federal prosecutors said on Saturday.

The charge carries a punishment of up to ten years in jail and a $25,000 fine.

Thousand of protesters launched a violent rampage just blocks away from the White House as anti-Trump demonstrators smashed store windows, set fire to cars and threw bricks at police.

Many of those arrested are due to appear in court on Saturday, according to WUSA 9.

Heated clashes broke out in McPherson Square and along K Street as hundreds of riot police fired tear gas and drew their nightsticks to contain the masked mob.

As the rioting unfolded, Trump and his family were arriving at a review stand at the White House to see the end of the inaugural parade.

Militant anti-Trump protesters gave a foretaste of what could follow during the violent outbreaks, which has so far seen 217 people arrested and at least six police officers injured.

Just before the parade started, clashes broke out between more than 400 stone-throwing protesters and riot police in McPherson Square – just blocks from the parade in honor of newly sworn-in president.

As Trump’s motorcade wound its way up Pennsylvania Avenue in the parade to the White House, protesters also descended on Franklin Square Park where they graffitied a stretch limo before setting the vehicle ablaze right outside the Washington Post building….

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Falcons Dismantle Packers In NFC Championship Rout – USA Today
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The most memorable sound in the final football game at the Georgia Dome was a chant, reverberating through every square inch of this old stadium.

“MVP! MVP! MVP!” chanted Falcons fans, from the first moment Matt Ryan jogged through the tunnel one last time, through the last seconds of the fourth quarter as the Atlanta Falcons quarterback helped make the last game here the most memorable.

Ryan threw for four touchdowns and rushed for another touchdown in a 44-21 win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game, sending the Falcons to Houston for Super Bowl LVI. It is their first trip to the Super Bowl since the 1998 season.

“We’ll be ready,” said Ryan…

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‘DeploraBall’ Organizer To File Charges Against ‘Disrupt J-20’ Gang: Conspiracy To Commit Domestic Terrorism – Real Clear Politics

Mike Cernovich, author, pro-Trump Twitterer, and organizer of the ‘Deploraball,’ told followers on a Monday evening Periscope broadcast that he plans to file civil charges against anti-Trump protesters caught on camera planning to attack the event with stink bombs.

The ‘Deploraball’ is going to be a gathering of Trump supporters on Thursday night in Washington D.C. to celebrate the presidential inauguration. It is one of several inaugural balls planned in the city this week. Members of the ‘Disrupt J-20’ and ‘D.C. Anti-Fascist Coalition’ groups were recorded by undercover journalists from James O’Keefe’s ‘Project Veritas’ planning to release stink bombs and activate fire alarms at the party.

“They made a real big mistake,” Cernovich said about the ‘Disrupt J-20’ organizers. “When you’re threatened with terrorism, and you have people saying they’re going to commit terrorism at a party you’re hosting, you have to take that quite seriously.”

“They seem to think it is just a prank, and I would refer them to the Dept. of Justice’s website – This is actually a felony,” he continued. “This isn’t funny at all. It is terrorism… We have filed a criminal complaint against the conspirators, and the FBI is investigating that right now. Tomorrow we will be filing a civil action against them also. Against the domestic terrorists who purchased tickets… This is a criminal conspiracy to commit terrorism, and we are treating it like the serious criminal conspiracy that it is.”

“They are on video saying they are going to commit terrorism at the Deploraball,” he continued. “They purchased a ticket. Three of them did…

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New ‘Project Veritas’ Video Exposes Anti-Trump Groups Plotting To Disrupt Inauguration With Criminal Acts – Zero Hedge
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In the latest undercover video from Project Veritas, investigators uncovered a group of protesters known as the DC Anti-fascist Coalition plotting to disrupt President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration by deploying butyric acid (aka “stink bombs”) at the National Press Club during the Deploraball event scheduled for January 19th. In a dose of irony, the planning meeting for the attack was held at Comet Ping Pong, the DC pizza restaurant that recently gained infamy as the location of the Pizzagate controversy.

Apparently “Plan A” of the disaffected agitators was to set off “stink bombs” in the ventilation systems of the building hosting the “Deploraball.”

“I was thinking of things that ruin, that would ruin the evening, ruin their outfits or otherwise make it impossible to continue with their plans. Make sure they get nothing accomplished.”…

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Black Race Activist Calls Black Band Playing At Trump Inauguration ‘Coons’ – Daily Caller

A race activist referred to a historically black college’s marching band as “coons” for playing at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Tariq Nasheed, a black writer and activist, used a racist trope to describe Talladega College’s marching band.

“So the HBCU [historically black colleges and universities] Talladega College Marching Band has agreed to perform at the Trump inauguration… that’s interesting,” Nasheed wrote, adding a picture of a group of raccoons playing instruments.

“Coons” has been commonly used as a slur for black people. It was usually used to describe a black person whose only purpose was to entertain white people.

The announcement of the band’s decision to play at the inauguration was met with a mix of outrage and support. Some alumni from the college protested the decision, while others have donated money to help send the band to the inauguration.

A GoFundMe page set up for the students raised nearly $600,000, a far cry from the original intent to raise only $75,000.

“We didn’t get into this for any political reasons,” the college’s President Billy Hawkins explained. “We think this will be a phenomenal experience for our students. They get a chance to perform in front of the whole world, on an international stage.”…

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Fort Hood Serial Killer Investigation: 12 Dead In 2 Months – Universal Free Press
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There appears to be a real life mystery happening at Fort Hood which is located in Killeen, TX. In the last two months, there have been 12 members of the base’s personnel which have died under Mysterious Circumstances according to sources inside Base Security. The deaths have become so regular in fact that the Office of the Secretary of the Army has launched its own investigation into the deaths.

On Friday, The United States Army launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of the latest victim. According to sources, this soldier was found unresponsive at his post on the Fort Hood base. His death made him the latest in a string of nearly a dozen deaths of soldiers serving at the huge Texas facility…

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Rio Grande Prison Riot Leaves 26 Inmates Dead During Clash Between Rival Gangs – Daily Mail

The latest Brazilian prison riot has left a confirmed 26 inmates dead – and at least three men beheaded.

Rival drug gangs have been clashing in the country’s prison system since the start of the year and a number of massacres have led to 140 prisoner deaths.

Security forces stormed the prison at dawn on Sunday and restored order after 14 hours of violence, local authorities said. They now believe all bodies are accounted for.

The state security office for Rio Grande do Norte state had reported earlier in the day that there were 27 deaths, but later lowered that by one.

State security officials said fighting between rival gangs broke out Saturday at the adjacent Alcacuz and Rogerio Coutinho prisons near the city of Natal.

Officials waited until dawn Sunday before entering to try to re-impose control, state security chief Caio Cesar Bezerra said.

“This way we guaranteed a calm intervention, a pacific intervention without resistance from the inmates,” Bezerra said.

Photos taken yesterday show the magnitude of violence that plagues the country’s incarceration system.

Like many prisons across the country, Alcacuz is overcrowded, with more than 1,000 inmates crammed into a facility meant for 620.

Another official earlier said at least three inmates were beheaded – a feature of similar massacres in other jails at the start of this month…

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Tens Of Thousands Of Bikers, Cops For Trump Coming To DC For Inauguration – Conservative Base
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As January 20 approaches, the fake news media (formerly known as the mainstream news media), is practically cheering on the anti-Trump groups that include several organizations funded by multi-billionaire George Soros. For example, Rev. Al Sharpton was the recipient of positive news coverage on Saturday with his Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March that was more about Trump than about the civil-rights icon. The fact that, according to his niece, Dr. Alveda King, MLK was a registered Republican – since the Democratic Party was joined at the hip with Southern Democrats who opposed civil-rights legislation – seems to escape reporters.

While it’s a sure bet the majority of news organizations will avoid covering, pro-Trump events, the few who give them scant coverage without a doubt will denigrate and mischaracterize the groups such as Bikers for Trump and Cops for Trump…

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How Chuck Schumer Caused Bank Collapse Dems Now Blame On Trump’s Treasury Nominee – Richard Pollock

Senate Democrats – led by senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Vermont Independent Bernie Sanders – hope to defeat Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, by focusing on his alleged role in the 2008 collapse of California’s IndyMac bank.

Warren has launched a web page on the official United States Senate website that calls Mnuchin, “the foreclosure king” because, as she and left-wing activists charge, he threw thousands of homeowners onto the street after he bought IndyMac. Mnuchin’s Senate confirmation hearing begins Thursday.

But The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group (TheDCNF) has uncovered extensive evidence that the person who triggered IndyMac’s financial crisis, which led to one of the largest bank failures in American history, was Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

Schumer started a $100 million-a-day run on the bank after he gave reporters a letter on June 26, 2008, addressed to federal regulators saying he was “concerned that IndyMac’s financial deterioration poses significant risks to both taxpayers and borrowers.”

The letter spooked depositors who in the next 11 days withdrew a record $1.3 billion from the bank.

News reports filed at the time squarely place the blame the bank’s failure on Schumer. The Los Angeles Times, for example, reported July 2, 2008, that “the letter stunned some Wall Street analysts, who said Schumer was in effect sealing the lender’s fate by raising the prospect of its failure.”…

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FBI & NYPD: Clinton Foundation Probed For Money Laundering, Financial Transactions With Islamic Terrorists – True Pundit
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Money launderers who bragged on a secret federal wire tap that they could employ Clinton Foundation connections to funnel and cleanse millions in illicit cash have sparked a newly-minted FBI investigation into the embattled charity run by Hillary Clinton and her family, federal law enforcement officials confirm.

The money laundering allegations being probed by the FBI have been buoyed by recent revelations and evidence discovered by the NYPD from a laptop confiscated from Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s Manhattan residence. According to NYPD, several of the emails recovered on the hard drive disclosed sensitive financial details of the Clintons and their charity. That evidence is now in the hands of the FBI too, whose New York field office has opened a parallel Clinton Foundation investigation…

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Was Hillary Clinton’s Nomination Legitimate? Six Reasons To Say No – Breitbart

Democrats are consoling themselves by claiming Donald Trump’s election is illegitimate, but they’ll do themselves and the nation a favor if they consider their own faults – including the top-to-bottom corruption in their own party and political strategy.

1. The Democrats’ rigged primary: Democrats should begin by accepting the obvious truth of a rigged primary revealed by WikiLeaks. The party’s key leaders – not the party’s voters – picked and promoted Hillary Clinton, meaning she was secretly coronated before the primary ever began. Her rival Bernie Sanders never had a chance. The “nomination” contest was theater designed to make Sanders voters accept Clinton. His voters ought to be furious at Sanders for playing along with this farce, which he most certainly did.

When Party elders shriek about nefarious Russian interference in the election process, they’re trying to distract from what the leaked DNC emails actually said, and the fact that we now know those emails are 100 percent genuine, despite early Democrat statements to the contrary. One of those shrieking claims came from Donna Brazile, who was directly involved in doctoring a primary debate by leaking questions to Clinton, not to Sanders.

2. The Democrat superdelegate system: Then there’s the openly rigged element of the Democratic primary, the superdelegate system. It is a political instrument specifically designed to shut down insurgencies and make the interests of Democrat voters secondary to the judgment of party elites, and the powerful lobbyists who manipulate them…

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Steelers Advance To AFC Championship With 18-16 Win Over Chiefs – Fox Sports
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Who needs to reach the end zone when you have Le’Veon Bell chewing up yards and the clock, and Chris Boswell setting an NFL playoff record with six field goals?

Throw in a stingy Pittsburgh defense for most of Sunday night, and a multitude of mistakes by Kansas City, and the Steelers’ 18-16 victory sent them into the AFC championship game.

The Steelers (13-5) needed to hold off a last-ditch threat by the Chiefs (12-5) before advancing to face New England next Sunday night for a spot in the Super Bowl. The Patriots won at Pittsburgh 27-16, but Ben Roethlisberger was injured and didn’t play.

Spencer Ware’s 1-yard touchdown run took Kansas City within 18-16. The Chiefs at first converted the 2-pointer to tie it, but tackle Eric Fisher – the first overall selection in the 2013 draft – was penalized for holding. The next try failed…

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One Hundred African Children Accuse UN Peacekeepers Of Rape – Your News Wire

An investigation has been launched into claims that UN peacekeepers brutally raped over 100 children in the Central African Republic.

This is not the first time UN workers have been accused of violent and sexual criminal activity. Similar crimes were reported after the UN entered Cambodia, Mozambique, Bosnia, Sudan and Kosovo – with reports of child sex trafficking becoming ‘rampant’ as a result.

Thefreethoughtproject.com reports:

In the past several years, the UN was caught attempting to cover-up the fact that there were 231 people in Haiti who claimed they were sexually violated by UN peacekeepers, and were forced to perform sexual acts in exchange for food and supplies that were intended as relief packages.

There are almost too many cases to list in which high-profile public figures or organizations were accused in pedophilia or human trafficking cases. However, they almost always dodge any prosecution or public scrutiny due to their control of the legal system and media.

There have been many cases in recent history where establishment figures have been caught up in child prostitution rings but quickly had the story swept under the rug.

One such case was on June 29, 1989, when the Washington Times’ Paul M. Rodriguez and George Archibald reported on a Washington D.C. prostitution ring that had intimate connections with the White House and President George H.W. Bush. It was suspected that this was connected with the Franklin prostitution ring that was being exposed at the same time, in a different part of the country…

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Packers Topple Cowboys To Advance To NFC Championship Game – USA Today
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ midseason declaration that his team would “run the table” was merely a correctly predicted push to the NFC North title for a then-struggling 4-6 team.

Now, it might as well include a march to the team’s fifth Lombardi Trophy.

Rodgers zipped a 35-yard pass to tight end Jared Cook with 3 seconds remaining Sunday, setting up Mason Crosby’s game-winning 51-yard field goal in a 34-31 victory over the Dallas Cowboys that moved the Pack one win from a Super Bowl berth.

“We’re just going to enjoy this game, enjoy the heck out of it,” said Rodgers.

Green Bay moves on to next weekend’s NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome…

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Ringling Bros. Closing ‘Greatest Show On Earth’ After 146 Years – New York Post

Send home the clowns.

After 146 years, the curtain is coming down forever on “The Greatest Show on Earth.”

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ last performance will be May 21 at the Nassau Coliseum.

The show stoppers included high operating costs, declining attendance and changing public tastes.

Not to mention a long and costly legal battle with animal rights advocates, which ended with its hugest stars – the elephants – being pink-slipped. Elephants had been the symbol of the circus since an Asian pachyderm named Jumbo joined the show in 1882.

Employes were told the sad news Saturday night in Orlando.

The circus will perform 30 more times. Besides the show on Long Island, there will be one in Brooklyn. Other stops on its last tour include Atlanta, Washington, Philadelphia and Boston.

With its exotic animals and death-defying acrobats, the big top had been a huge draw from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s.

Phineas Taylor Barnum had made a traveling spectacle of animals and human oddities popular, while the five Ringling brothers performed juggling acts and skits. Eventually, they merged and the modern circus was born.

Its clowns, acrobats and horseback riders – along with their animals – were transported across the country in special cars on extra-long trains.

New York staged its own yearly spectacle. When the circus came to town, the performers, along with invited guests, rode elephants from the Sunnyside rail yards through the Queens Midtown Tunnel and then along Manhattan streets to Madison Square Garden…

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Black College Band Tries To Raise $75,000 To Attend Trump Inauguration, Collects Eight Times That Amount – American Mirror
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Donald Trump supporters want to see the Talladega College marching band in the Inaugural Parade.

So much so, the band’s GoFundMe goal of $75,000 to attend the inaugural was surpassed by over 500%.

Fox & Friends reported Saturday morning that the “historically black” Great Tornado Band’s fundraising haul had reached $278,069.

But as of Saturday afternoon, that total grew by nearly $100,000, to $362,976. By Sunday morning, it was over $366,000. At 8 a.m. on Monday, it was over $599,000!

Over 10,000 people gave contributions in just 11 days, according to the band’s GoFundMe page. The band says the funds will be used for “transportation, travel, lodging and other expenses” related to their appearance…

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Shootout At U.S. Consulate In Nuevo Laredo Part Of Cartel-Terrorist Attack Plan For Trump Inauguration – Jusicial Watch

A deadly shootout at the construction site of the new American Consulate occurred this week in a Mexican border town where Islamic terrorists and drug cartels plan to launch attacks against the U.S. during the period surrounding the presidential inauguration, high-level government sources tell Judicial Watch. An unknown number of gunmen fired multiple rounds adjacent to the new U.S. Consulate compound in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, a crime-infested city in the state of Tamaulipas that lies directly across from Laredo, Texas.

The Mexican military responded to the attack, law enforcement sources on both sides of the border confirm insisting that their identities be kept confidential for security reasons, and at least three soldiers were either killed or critically wounded in the ambush. A local newspaper in Tamaulipas reported that 13 people died during a shootout in Nuevo Laredo, referring to the deceased as heavily armed “delinquents” with an arsenal that includes 12 automatic weapons, a rocket launcher, grenade, loads of ammunition and drugs in three vehicles, one of them armored. The deceased have not been identified and Mexican authorities will continue to investigate, the article states, attributing the information to a press release issued by Mexico’s Defense Secretary.

Judicial Watch’s law enforcement and intelligence sources say the barrage outside what’s soon to be the new U.S. Consulate is connected to a broad operation between Islamic terrorists and Mexican drug cartels to send President-elect Donald Trump a message by engaging in attacks at border ports…

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Patriots Advance To 6th Straight AFC Championship Game With Bruising Win Over Texans – WCVB
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The New England Patriots are headed back to a familiar spot: the AFC championship game.

Dion Lewis had a 13-yard touchdown reception , a 98-yard kickoff return for a score, and a late 1-yard touchdown to help the Patriots hold off the Houston Texans 34-16 on Saturday night and advance to an NFL-record sixth straight conference title game.

Lewis became the fifth Patriots player to score three touchdowns in a playoff game. He’s also the first player in the Super Bowl era to score on a rush, a catch and a kick return in a postseason game.

The Patriots (15-2) survived a gritty effort by the Texans’ top-ranked defense, which intercepted Brady twice. Houston’s special teams also forced a third turnover…

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Document Reveals Clinton Global Initiative Is Shutting Down – Disobedient Media

A document from the New York State Department of Labor reveals that the Clinton Global Initiative is being discontinued.

Filed on January 12, 2017, the document shows the layoff of a specialist employed by the Clinton Global Initiative as part of a “plant closure” and that the reason for their discontinuation was the “Discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative.”

The news of the closure of the Clinton Global Initiative comes after reports emerged in the Fall of 2016 that they were laying off dozens of workers at their New York offices.

The Clinton Global Initiative was founded in 2005 by Bill Clinton and associate Doug Band. Band and Clinton were dogged by accusations of corruption, which intensified after 2016 document releases by Wikileaks revealed that Band was soliciting large numbers of donations for Clinton through his public relations firm, Teneo…

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Atlanta Falcons Beat Seattle Seahawks, Advance To NFC Championship Game – WITI
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The Atlanta Falcons have advanced to the NFC championship game for the fourth time in franchise history, beating the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 in the NFC divisional playoff game on Saturday.

Matt Ryan threw for 334 yards and three touchdowns as Atlanta won just its second playoff game since 2004. Atlanta last played in the NFC title game four years ago, losing to San Francisco at home. The Falcons will face either Dallas or Green Bay in the NFC championship game next Sunday.

The Falcons used a 19-point second quarter to take a 19-10 halftime lead and added a pair of touchdowns in the second half, capped by Ryan’s 3-yard TD to Mohamed Sanu with 3:40 remaining.

Seattle lost in the divisional round for the second straight year and the Seahawks have not won a road game in this round of the postseason since 1983…

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Schmucky Schumer To Hold Pro-Obamacare Senate Sleepover – Daily Caller
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I hope ol’ Chuck packed his blankie and his bah-bah and his teddy bear. Somebody help him into his footie jammies. It’s time for the Democrats to hold a pajama bash and save whatever is left of their legacy!

The Dems are making sure we all know that Obamacare was entirely their doing and their responsibility in the first place, and that they have absolutely nothing to do with repealing it. The Republicans own everything that happens after it’s gone. That’s Schumer’s message, and we should all bookmark it.

Jordain Carney, The Hill:

Senate Democrats are planning to hold a late-night talkathon Monday protesting Republicans’ push to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) said Democrats will use the Senate floor and Facebook Live to denounce the GOP plan and accuse them of causing “chaos” by moving forward without a replacement plan…

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Wastebook: Taxpayers Billed For Computers To Binge Watch ‘Desperate Housewives’, Fish On Treadmills – Washington Free Beacon

The federal government spent millions of taxpayer dollars studying if women can pick Barbie out of a lineup, creating robot flowers, and building a computer that binge watches Desperate Housewives, according to a new report on wasteful spending.

Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) on Tuesday released Wastebook: PORKémon Go, the latest chronicle of waste in a series started by former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn (R.). The report covers 50 items and over $5 billion in spending on outrageous government programs and frivolous projects.

“Within mere days, the national debt will top $20 trillion, the largest amount ever owed by any nation in history, and the federal government’s authority to borrow expires in March,” Flake wrote in the introduction to the report. “But rather than making a long overdue resolution to be fiscally responsible, the promises from Washington are to spend even more.”

The report revealed countless examples of questionable science spending, including $300,000 from the National Eye Institute and National Science Foundation studying whether women or men spent more time playing with Barbie dolls when they were children.

“The researchers’ intuition was that men may have played more with Transformers then [sic] Barbies when they were younger, and vice versa for women,” according to the report.

Researchers at Vanderbilt University also studied whether women were able to identify the real Barbie in a lineup of other dolls, challenging the “popular misconception that all Barbie dolls have the same face,” a researcher said…

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Clemson Topples The Tide, Wins First Title Since 1981 – KWES
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The Clemson Tigers have won their first National Championship since 1981 and handed Alabama coach Nick Saban his first National Championship loss.

Clemson scored the go-ahead touchdown with one second left on the clock, beating Alabama 35-31 in a rematch of last year’s championship game.

The Tigers entered the game 13-1, ranked No. 2 in the country. The Tide had not lost a game all season and came in the favorite.

“Tonight, at the top of the mountain, that Clemson flag is flying,” Coach Dabo Swinney said. “Hopefully before they put me out to pasture, we can do this a few more times.”

Bo Scarbrough put Bama on the board first, busting out a 25-yard run for a touchdown in the first quarter. He again powered through Clemson’s defense with a 37-yard run for a touchdown in the second quarter…

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma Chats With Trump About How To Create 1 Million U.S. Jobs Over 5 Years – CNBC

President-elect Donald Trump said he had a “great meeting” with Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma on Monday, when they discussed 1 million new U.S. jobs.

Ma said that Alibaba’s expansion would focus on products like garments, wine and fruits, with a special focus on trade between the American midwest and southeast Asia.

“We’re focused on small business,” Ma told reporters. “We specifically talked about… supporting 1 million small businesses, especially in the Midwest of America. Small businesses on the platform selling products – agriculture products and America services – to China and Asia, because we’re pretty big in Asia.”

Where those jobs would come from is unclear. While an Alibaba spokesperson told CNBC before the meeting that the Chinese online retail giant company would create 1 million jobs over five years, Ma’s comments focused on supporting small businesses.

“Alibaba will create 1 million U.S. jobs by enabling 1 million American small businesses and farmers to sell American goods to China and Asian consumers on the Alibaba platform,” the company said in a statement.

Like Etsy or eBay, Alibaba enables third-party sellers in China to take their own businesses to the web. The company only had 36,446 full-time employees, almost all in China, as of March 31, according to SEC filings. But with more than 10 million active sellers as of 2015, Alibaba estimates its China retail marketplaces “contributed to the creation of over 15 million job opportunities.”…

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After Trump’s Warning, Toyota Announces Plans To Invest 10 Billion Into U.S. – Truthfeed
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Chalk up another win for the president-elect?

Toyota is set to make a $10 billion capital investment in the U.S. over the next five years, Toyota Motor North America chief executive Jim Lentz said during an interview at the Detroit auto show, Reuters reported.

The $10 billion figure matches Toyota’s investments from the previous five years.

The move follows similar commitments to U.S. production made by competitors Ford and Fiat Chrysler.

Donald Trump on Thursday specifically targeted Toyota in a tweet.

“Toyota Motor said will build a new plant in Baja, Mexico, to build Corolla cars for U.S. NO WAY! Build plant in U.S. or pay big border tax,” Trump tweeted…

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Thousands Of U.S. Troops Arrive In Europe In “One Of Largest Deployments Since The Cold War” – Zero Hedge

Just days after we reported that the US had begun deploying some 2,800 tanks, trucks and other military equipment to Germany, from where they would be transported by rail and road to Eastern Europe as part of a buildup of NATO reinforcements against “Russian expansion”, the next U.S. deployment has made its way to Europe over the weekend, when some 4,000 U.S. troops arrived in the German port of Bremerheven, on their way to Wroclaw, Poland under a planned NATO operation to “reassure the alliance’s Eastern European allies” in the face of what NATO has dubbed mounting Russian aggression.

The American soldiers landed in Wroclaw, home to a key Nato and Polish air base in south-west Poland. The troops will be followed by the roughly 2,800 tanks and other pieces of military equipment which are currently en route from Germany.

The delivery of U.S. Abrams tanks, Paladin artillery, and Bradley fighting vehicles, as well as supporting troops, marks a new phase of America’s continuous presence in Europe, which will now be based on a nine-month rotation.

Why provoke Russia with yet another mass deployment? Because as NATO Major General Timothy McGuire told reporters, last week, when asked if the large deployment was meant to send a message to Russia, “The best way to maintain the peace is through preparation.” And while we are quoting, here is another good line from the movie Spice Like Us: “A weapon unused is a useless weapon.” The U.S. military industrial complex is doing everything in its power to make sure a lot of weapons are used in the future…

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Julian Assange Holds Press Conference To Discuss CIA Report On U.S. Election – Sputnik News
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On Monday, WikiLeaks held its presser in response to the CIA report on the U.S. presidential election.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said that the so-called report by the US Intelligence Community on the alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election is not an intelligence report, but a press release “designed for a political effect.”

“The report, which was released on Friday, whose principal author is the CIA, and its current head John Brennan, is not an intelligence report. It does not have the structure of an intelligence report, it does not have the structure of a presidential daily briefing. It is frankly quite embarrassing, I think, to the reputation of the US intelligence services to be putting out something that claims to be a report like that,” Assange said…

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Whiny, Leftist Celebrities Call For ‘Total Hollywood Strike’ Until Trump Resigns – Your News Wire

A group of liberal Hollywood celebrities are threatening a “massive, all-round Hollywood strike” unless Donald Trump resigns. Describing Hollywood as “the base of the entire modern American culture“, the group also claims to be speaking on behalf of “all of humanity.”

“It’s about time people understood that we’re the ones with the power and that the president is there to serve us, not the other way around“, a spokesperson for the group told The New York Times.

“We’re calling for a general strike that would include every single person involved in making motion pictures in Hollywood, starting with the actors and celebrities themselves and encompassing companies in charge of making props, movie memorabilia and even souvenir shops.”

Spinzon reports: Rosie O’Donnell, Debra Messing, Ed Asner and Michael Shannon are among the dozens of artists, entertainers, and activists who have attached their names to an effort calling for a month-long protest to stop President-elect Donald Trump.

“No! In the Name of Humanity We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America!” reads a full-page ad placed in the New York Times on Wednesday by the group Refuse Racism. “Donald Trump, the President-elect, is assembling a regime of grave danger,” the ad says.

“Millions of people in the US and around the world are filled with deep anxiety, fear and disgust. Our anguish is right and just. Our anger must now become massive resistance – before Donald Trump is inaugurated and has the full reins of power in his hands.”…

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Breitbart News #45 Most Trafficked U.S. Website, Beats HuffPo, WaPo, FoxNews; 2 Billion Page Views In 2016 – Breitbart
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Breitbart News is the #45th most trafficked website in the United Sates, according to rankings from Amazon’s analytics company, Alexa.com.

With over two billion pageviews generated in 2016 and 45 million unique monthly visitors, Breitbart News has now surpassed Fox News (#47), Huffington Post (#50), Washington Post (#53), and Buzzfeed (#64) in traffic.

“The numbers speak for themselves,” said Breitbart News President and CEO Larry Solov. “Our 2017 global expansion strategy is hands down the most aggressive growth initiative in the history of the company. We’re making major capital investments to execute a series of new offerings – one of which Breitbart will announce this week.”…

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Feds Still Don’t Know If Their Energy Data Is Reliable After 21 Years – Daily Caller

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) officials refused to fix a major management flaw that allowed data manipulation to plague a federal lab for nearly two decades.

A USGS lab in Lakewood, Colo. never created an adequate system to prevent data manipulation, allowing the systemic problem to persist for 18 out of 19 years in existence, according to records reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) Investigative Group.

USGS could have resolved the issue as early as 2008 when the manipulation of data was first observed, a highly critical internal memo obtained by TheDCNF reveals.

“This should have been the laboratory’s first priority,” the October, 2015, memo stated.

Lab data was misrepresented for another six years, until 2014, when it was again flagged. The facility was closed in 2016 following several investigations.

Cosmetic in nature, the lab’s closure doesn’t actually solve the issue, since other USGS labs also lack a system that ensures data quality. The manipulated data impacted a variety of energy-related categories, such as the quality of coal reserves and uranium deposits. Affected projects represent $108 million in funding and the effects of the bad data could be “serious and far ranging,” a 2016 inspector general (IG) report said.

A so-called “quality management system” is necessary to ensure “quality standards” and ensure “that issued products are scientifically reliable,” according to a 2015 IG report.

Reviewers were surprised that data quality protocols “took so long to be drawn-up and implemented” given “the previous history of data manipulation,” the October, 2015, memo said…

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Trump Effect: Fiat-Chrysler To Invest $1 Billion In Michigan And Ohio, Plus 2,000 U.S. Jobs – Townhall
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Another major car manufacturing company announced plans to invest a billions of dollars in the U.S. economy and provide jobs to thousands of Americans.

FCA, the U.S. automaker of Fiat-Chrysler, announced on Sunday that it would invest a total $1 billion in plants in Michigan and Ohio, and will add 2000 new jobs in the United States.

The announcement came days after Ford Motor Company decided to cancel plans in Mexico and instead build a plant in Michigan. Ford’s CEO cited demand, rather than the policies of President-elect Donald Trump, who has vowed to impose a “border tax” on companies that send jobs abroad.

The move “is a continuation of the efforts already underway to increase production capacity in the U.S.on trucks and SUVs to match demand,” the company said, adding that it would help solidify the U.S. as “a global manufacturing hub.”…

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Berkeley Murder Suspect Is Trans/Queer, Pro-Palestine, BLM-Supporting Social Justice Warrior – GotNews

Pablo Gomez, Jr., the first murder suspect of 2017 in the city of Berkeley, California, is a transsexual or “queer”, pro-Palestine, #BlackLivesMatter-supporting UC Berkeley student and “social justice warrior” (SJW), who is apparently studying “Chicanx/Latinx Studies.”

According to Berkeleyside:

Police are looking for a person described as armed and dangerous who authorities say is responsible for Berkeley’s first homicide of 2017.

After a seriously wounded woman flagged someone down for help just north of the UC Berkeley campus shortly before noon Friday, police ultimately located a “violent crime” scene and discovered the body of a person they say has not been identified in the 2400 block of Ashby Avenue.

Berkeleyside’s article was corrected to say that Gomez uses the pronoun “they” instead of “he” or “she”.

Gomez’ Facebook profile shows clear support for Palestine. He is also a #BlackLivesMatter supporter and protester, and his Tumblr account is full of far-left “social justice”-style content.

Gomez also posted arguments in favor of looting on his (her? their? xir? who knows!) Tumblr account.

Gomez would not be the only violent #BlackLivesMatter supporter to emerge in 2017, as the now-infamous #BLMKidnapping, which GotNews exclusively tied to the criminal Chicago Pooh Bear Gang here and here, showed…

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4 Israeli Soldiers Killed, 15 Wounded In Terrorist Truck Attack In Jerusalem – MJS
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A truck slammed into a group of Israeli soldiers at a Jerusalem bus stop Sunday, killing four soldiers and wounding 17 other people before the Palestinian driver was fatally shot, police said about the latest round of deadly violence in more than a year.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while visiting the scene, said the attacker had been identified and “according to all the signs he was a supporter of the Islamic State.”

He said there “definitely could be a connection” between Sunday’s incident and recent truck attacks into crowds in Berlin and in Nice, France, but did not offer any proof, the Associated Press reported.

Police chief Roni Alsheich described the crash as a terror attack. He said the truck driver was from an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem. Police did not release the driver’s name…

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British Government Will Not Request Prison Sentence For “Child Migrant” Who Raped 5-Year-Old Boy – Breitbart

The Attorney-General’s Office (AGO) will not request a prison sentence for a “child migrant” who raped a 5-year-old boy in late 2015, Breitbart London has established.

The migrant, who told the boy he would “break him into pieces” if he told anyone about the attack, was handed a non-custodial, three-year rehabilitation order by Judge Jonathan Bennett. Defence lawyer Alwyn Jones welcomed the ruling, saying he hoped it would “address the underlying issues this young man has.”

Any member of the public can request that the Law Officers of England and Wales appeal sentences of this nature under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme. Breitbart London reported last November that at least one unknown member of the public had done so in this case.

However, the AGO has since told Breitbart London that Tory MP Robert Buckland, the Solicitor-General, has “carefully reviewed the papers” and “concluded that if the sentence imposed on the offender was referred to the Court of Appeal, the Court would not increase the sentence”.

It was on this basis that Buckland “decided not the refer the case”. The AGO gave Breitbart London no indication as to its own assessment of the sentence’s suitability.

The original sentence was just one of a series of rulings which have encouraged accusations that the judiciary are “out of touch” with the ordinary public, with some calling for judges to be subject to retention elections, as in Japan and several American states…

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Marilyn Mosby’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Legal Insurrection
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It couldn’t happen to a nicer person.

A Federal judge has ruled that Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby may be civilly sued for malicious prosecution by the police officers she targeted following the in-custody death of Freddie Gray, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Gray’s demise was followed by days of rioting, looting, and arson in the City of Baltimore. While the riots were ongoing Prosecutor Mosby announced a wide array of charges against six Baltimore officers involved in Gray’s arrest, including charges as serious as murder, based largely on the flimsiest of evidence or no evidence whatever.

We covered the Freddie Gray cases extensively right here at Legal Insurrection.

Five of these six officers prosecuted by Mosby are in the process of suing her in Federal court (the exception is van driver Officer Goodson)…

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Six Months After Brexit Vote, UK ‘Has World’s Top Economy’ – Newsbusters

In June, when UK voters decided to leave the European Union in the “Brexit” referendum, the U.S. press told the American people that the UK economy would suffer greatly as a result. Moody’s economist and max Hillary Clinton contributor Mark Zandi predicted that it would be “going down the rabbit hole.” At CBS News, Mellody Hobson said that “they’re acting as if a recession is a foregone conclusion.”

It’s one thing to predict a disaster that doesn’t happen. It’s quite another to predict bad news and have things turn out pretty darned well, which is thus far what has occurred. You’d never know it from reading U.S.-based establishment press coverage, but the UK economy, as reported in the UK Times, “ended last year as the strongest of the world’s advanced economies with growth accelerating in the six months after the Brexit vote.”

The result is so completely the opposite of what was predicted that the chief economist at England’s central bank, in a moment of refreshing candor that folks in the U.S. can only wish they would see coming from our Federal Reserve, has admitted that economists committed historically serious forecasting errors.

In another development we can only dream about here in the U.S., thanks to our partisan academic establishment, a British university has assessed forecasts of how the UK economy would perform outside of the EU, which were used to try to sway voters to remain in it, as “flawed and partisan.”…

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5,000 National Guardsmen To Be Deployed At Trump Inauguration – Washington Examiner
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Washington is beefing up security in the run up to President-elect Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration, including the deployment of 5,000 National Guard troops downtown amid security concerns.

Mayor Muriel Bowser said despite increased security concerns, the city is prepared and ready for the event, she said Friday at a press conference with U.S. Secret Service and other security forces.

“We prepare for the biggest number possible,” Bowser said. Secret Service special agent Brian Ebert said the Washington field office is “well-prepared and ready for this inauguration.”

In addition to the 5,000 National Guard troops being deployed in the city, 3,000 security officers from multiple jurisdiction will also be on the ground, according to security officials…

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Riots, Looting In Mexico Over Spiking Gas Prices – Breitbart

Authorities arrested 48 men in connection with a protest that evolved into a large scale riot and the looting of numerous downtown stores. The protest appeared to be connected to Mexico’s most recent spike in gasoline prices.

Nuevo León Authorities confirmed the arrests of 48 rioters on Thursday night. The suspects allegedly assaulted other citizens, journalists, and caused widespread damage to private property as well as state, local and federal buildings.

Aldo Fasci, spokesman for Nuevo León’s security services, said the government supported the citizen’s right to peacefully protest but the government would go after the agitators who sparked the violence.

Much like in the rest of Mexico, the protests began in a peaceful manner. However, a team of agitators reportedly traveled to Nuevo Leon from the central part of Mexico and infiltrated the protest sparking the violence.

“The provocation was evident,” Fasci said. He stated that the individuals currently being interviewed by state officials speak with accents that are particular to the central part of Mexico.

In Monterrey, the looters struck at three separate shopping centers. as well as vandalizing. They also vandalized the Mayor’s Office, the Governor’s Office and other federal buildings.

The civil unrest began late last year when Mexico’s federal government announced a new gasoline price increase that took effect in early 2017…

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Ford To Scrap Mexico Plant, Invest In Michigan; CEO Cites Trump Policies – Fox News
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Before he’s even taken office, President-elect Donald Trump has proven to be quite the job creator.

Ford Motor Company announced Tuesday it will cancel a $1.6 billion plant planned for Mexico and will instead invest $700 million in a Michigan assembly plant, directly tying the decision to “pro-growth policies” championed by President-elect Donald Trump.

Trump had previously been critical of Ford’s plans to build in Mexico. After the announcement, Trump tweeted a link to a story about the Ford decision and then added in a subsequent message: “Instead of driving jobs and wealth away, AMERICA will become the world’s great magnet for INNOVATION & JOB CREATION.”

“We’re doing this decision based on what’s right for our business,” Ford CEO Mark Fields told Neil Cavuto on Fox Business Network…

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Megyn Kelly Leaving Fox News For NBC – Daily Caller

Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox News to take on a broad role at NBC News.

The Fox News star will host a daytime news show and anchor a Sunday night show, as well as regularly take part in breaking news and special event coverage at the network, the network announced in a statement Tuesday. The amount she was offered to move to NBC has not been disclosed.

Kelly was reportedly offered more than $20 million by Fox to stay on when her current contract expires, an offer other networks vying for her indicated they could not match. But she has hinted in recent interviews and in her new book, “Settle for More,” that she wouldn’t decide based on the highest bid; the broad role offered at NBC appears to have sweetened the deal.

One person briefed on Kelly’s discussions with NBC told The New York Times the network chairman, Andrew Lack, won her over by starting negotiations with an open-ended question about what she was seeking rather than immediately making some kind of offer. The resulting offer was tailored accordingly, offering for example, a daytime slot that would allow her to have dinner with her husband and see her kids off to school.

“Megyn is an exceptional journalist and news anchor, who has had an extraordinary career,” Lack said in the statement. “She’s demonstrated tremendous skill and poise, and we’re lucky to have her.”…

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France Bans Parents From Spanking Their Kids – WNYW
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France has banned spanking children. A new law went into effect at the start of the year.

The French Parliament approved the no spanking policy last month. It came after a European human rights body warned France that it wasn’t doing enough to prevent spanking and other kinds of corporal punishment of children.

In 2015, the Council of Europe said France was violating the European social charter because French law doesn’t prohibit parents and others from corporal punishment of children in a “sufficiently clear, binding and precise manner.”

While now illegal, the new law does not dictate what any punishment would be for violators.

The Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children has worked to promote universal prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment. It says 51 countries now prohiti spanking, up from 16 a decade ago…

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Priest Accused Of Organising Orgies In Rectory, Pimping Out 15 Women – The Independent

An Italian priest is being investigated for allegedly organising orgies in his rectory and pimping out up to 15 lovers.

Catholic Father Andrea Contin, a parish priest in the northern city of Padua in Veneto, is under police investigation on suspicion of living off immoral earnings and psychological violence.

A variety of sex toys and videos, purportedly showing orgies taking place on the San Lazzaro church premises, have been seized after complaints from three female parishioners.

The 48-year-old also allegedly concealed pornographic home videos in covers bearing the names of various popes.

He is accused of farming out some of his lovers to men on wife-swapping websites, according to The Times.

The priest also allegedly took his female friends for stays at a naturist and swingers resort in Cap d’Agde on the southern French coast.

Complaints were reportedly first made to the local bishop last summer but church authorities did not police, saying they had not yet completed their own investigation.

One 49-year-old church volunteer, who says she had an affair with Father Contin and had sex with him in the rectory, told Il Mattino di Padova: “There were a lot of women hovering around him. I didn’t understand that at first, only later.”

The same news website reported that Father Contin was on holiday in Croatia, where his family visit yearly…

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China Building Floating Nuclear Power Plant In Disputed Waters – Daily Caller
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China officially began building an offshore floating nuclear power plant the country plans to place in the disputed South China Sea.

This plant and others like it are intended to power isolated locations in the South China Sea, according to a statement by the state-controlled China General Nuclear Power Corp. Foreign affairs experts see these nuclear plants as a way for China to cement its territorial claims.

Chinese officials also say floating reactors will “power offshore oil and gas drilling, island development” and provide electricity for desalination plants, according to the China Daily, a state-run English language newspaper that is often used as a guide to government policy.

The state-run Global Times reported in April that the floating reactors “could provide reliable power for defensive weapons and airports and harbors on islands in the South China Sea.”…

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Taxpayer-Funded £18 Million Tidal Energy Scheme Supposed To Power 600 Homes Stops Working After Just Three Months – Daily Mail

An £18million tidal energy scheme, which was supposed to power 600 homes, has stopped working after just three months.

The taxpayer-funded DeltaStream project in Pembrokeshire in Wales, was designed to use the flow of the ocean with a 39ft turbine installed on the seabed near Ramsey Island.

But the system developed a fault and stopped generating electricity just weeks after being turned on.

Its operator Tidal Energy Ltd has now gone into administration and is seeking a buyer.

The £18million ‘wet elephant’ received £8million funding of EU money and £500,000 from the Welsh Government.

The generator was fitted with a sonar radar to detect nearby wildlife including seals, porpoises and dolphins and would shut off if they came to close.

But the sonar developed an ‘intermittent fault’ in March 2016 – after being launched the previous December.

Development director Chris Williams of Tidal Energy Ltd said defended the massive cost of DeltaStream saying it was a ‘research’ project.

He said: ‘The project was a research and development project. It was never put in the water to generate massive amounts of electricity.

‘The purpose of the project was to provide the essential learning, new knowledge, know how and experience to progress the industry in Wales…

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Trump Blasts Leftist Chicago Mayor For Record-Setting 762 Homicides And 4,331 Shooting Victims In 2016 –
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Donald Trump used his Twitter bully pulpit on Monday to blast Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for allowing his city’s murder and firearms shooting rates to spiral out of control.

2016 was one of the most violent years in Chicago history with the most homicides in two decades – more than New York and Los Angeles combined.

The nation’s third largest city also saw 1,100 more shooting incidents last year than it did in 2015, according to data released Sunday by the Chicago Police Department.

Emanuel, a former Barack Obama White House chief of staff, visited with Trump at his Trump Tower office on December 7.

The pair reportedly talked about the mayor’s concern that Trump would deport ‘dreamers,’ children brought to the U.S. illegally who have commit no crimes during their years-long unauthorized stays…

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1,565 “Refugees” In U.S. Diagnosed With Active TB Since 2012, Three Times More Than Previously Reported – Breitbart

Between 2012 and 2015, 1,565 refugees were diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) in the United States, according to annual reports published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The CDC data, which has been public but obscure until now, shows that the number of refugees diagnosed with active TB in recent years is more than three times greater than previously reported by any media outlet.

The number of refugees diagnosed with TB in the United States has increased every year since 2012, the first year the CDC began publishing data on foreign-born cases of the disease by category, when 358 were diagnosed. In 2013, 396 refugees were diagnosed with TB. The following year, 2014, 402 refugees were diagnosed with TB, and in 2015, the number of refugees diagnosed with TB rose again to 409. Data for 2016 has not yet been reported.

In October, Breitbart News reported that 476 cases of active TB among refugees have been reported in the fifteen states that made that data available. Thirty-five states did not make the data available, even though they had apparently reported it to the CDC:

At least eight cases of active TB were diagnosed among refugees upon their arrival in Minnesota in 2015, bringing the total number of cases of active TB among refugees in Minnesota over the past six years to at least 304. That also increases the number of active TB cases diagnosed among refugees over the past six years in the fifteen states in which Breitbart News has been able to obtain data to 476, broken down as follows…

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DC Cops Demand Removal Of Capitol Painting Depicting Police Officers As Racist Pigs – Daily Caller
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Capitol Hill Police blasted a painting that now hangs in the U.S. Capitol, which depicts police as pigs shooting up a black St. Louis neighborhood and want the piece removed immediately.

“The painting portrays a colorful landscape of symbolic characters representing social injustice, the tragic events in Ferguson and the lingering elements of inequality in modern American society,” Democratic Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay said in a statement last June of the painting created by David Pulphus and chosen by Rep. Clay as part of the annual U.S. Congressional Art Competition.

However, law enforcement in and around the Capitol are seething. In a statement to The Daily Caller. Andy Maybo, president of The Fraternal Order of Police District of Columbia Lodge #1 said, “This piece of art, which depicts officers as pigs, is both offensive and disgusting…

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Over A Thousand Migrants Storm Border At Spain’s Ceuta, Injure 55 Officers – Breitbart

More than 1,000 migrants tried to jump a high double fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on Sunday in a violent assault that saw one officer lose an eye, local authorities said.

A group of 1,100 people from sub-Saharan Africa trying to reach Europe stormed the border fence just after 4 am (0300 GMT) on New Year’s Day in an “extremely violent and organised” way, said the central government’s representative office in Ceuta.

None however managed to get through, bar two who were badly injured and taken to hospital in Ceuta, the office said in a statement. A similar assault on December 9 saw more than 400 migrants enter the tiny enclave.

They tried “to force open some of the doors in the external fence, using iron bars, wire cutters and large stones with which they assaulted Moroccan forces and (Spanish) Guardia Civil (police) agents,” it added.

Five Spanish policemen and 50 members of the Moroccan forces were injured, including one who lost an eye, it said.

A Moroccan interior ministry statement said that of those members of the security forces who were hurt, 10 were in a serious condition.

Ceuta and Melilla, another Spanish territory in North Africa, have the European Union’s only land borders with Africa…

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Leaked Audio Reveals Obama Intentionally Allowed Rise Of ISIS – Conservative Treehouse
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There are moments within investigative research when your jaw can stand agape as you recognize the scope of what you are reading or hearing. A brutally down-played audio of Secretary John Kerry is just such an occasion.

♦ In August of 2014 President Obama (wearing a tan business suit) gave a press conference where he stated he “did not have a strategy” against ISIS.

♦ Two months later, in October of 2014, Josh Earnest gave a press conference where he stated: “Our ISIS strategy is dependent on something that does not yet exist”

However, on September 30th 2016 the New York Times quietly released a leaked audio recording of Secretary John Kerry meeting with multiple factions associated within Syria.

When you listen to the audio recording it becomes immediately obvious what was going on when both of those 2014 statements were made by the White House…

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Judge Deals Obamacare Another Blow, Blocking Transgender And Abortion Protections – IJR

In what some may call yet another blow to the outgoing president’s legacy, just one day before the new policy was to take effect, a federal judge in Texas has blocked the “enforcement of an Obama administration policy seeking to extend anti-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act to transgender health and abortion-related services,” reports Reuters.

The injunction was granted due to U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor’s belief that it was in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act.

He also ruled that it was an infringement “on the rights of private healthcare providers under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” writing that if enforced, the new regulation would:

“…require them to perform and provide insurance coverage for gender transitions and abortions, regardless of their contrary religious beliefs or medical judgment.”

According to The Blaze, this ruling comes on the heels of Judge O’Connor blocking a “federal directive” that forced public schools to allow students to use whatever restroom matched their gender identity.

The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund director of impact litigation, Ezra Young, was deeply troubled by the judge’s current ruling, stating:

“Judge O’Connor’s conclusion that transgender people and persons who have had abortions are somehow excepted from protection is deeply troubling, legally specious, and morally repugnant.”…

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Stoned Sheep Go On New Year Rampage – Your News Wire
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A flock of stoned sheep went on a “psychotic rampage” over the New Year after eating cannabis dumbed in a village in Wales.

According to locals from the Welsh village of Rhydypandy in Swansea, the sheep were spotted roaming around the streets and randomly breaking into people’s homes.

County councillor Ioan Richard told reporters that sheep were “getting in people’s gardens and one even entered a bungalow and left a mess in the bedroom”.

Independent.ie reports:

He warned of the dangers of the rest of the flock discovering the remains of the cannabis plantation dumped at Rhydypandy, in the Swansea valley in South Wales…

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Trump Team Causes Tizzy With Personnel Inquiries To Obama Agencies – Fox News

Inquiries from Donald Trump’s transition team to federal agencies about their work on hot-button issues like climate change and ‘violent extremism’ – and about the staffers involved – have spurred questions over what the incoming administration has planned for those programs.

His team, in the roughly seven weeks since the election, has posed such questions to the departments of Energy, State and Homeland Security.

Critics of President-elect Trump have suggested the inquiries are a sign his administration intends to gut key programs and punish the staffers involved. Republican defenders, though, say these concerns are overblown.

“The Democrats are trying to talk about anything other than their own problems, and currently they include stoking faux outrage about President-elect Trump rolling back women’s rights and firing bureaucrats who don’t agree with his environmental policy,” Republican strategist Joe Desilets said Wednesday.

The inquiries began earlier this month when transition team members submitted 74 questions to the Energy Department regarding climate change and other policy issues, including two about staffers who worked on President Obama’s climate agenda.

Energy officials have pledged to cooperate with the incoming Republican administration but didn’t provide the staffers’ names. The transition team hastily struck the questions, but not before a storm of criticism…

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How George Soros Destroyed The Democratic Party – Daniel Greenfield
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It was the end of the big year with three zeroes. The first X-Men movie had broken box office records. You couldn’t set foot in a supermarket without listening to Brittney Spears caterwauling, “Oops, I Did It Again.” And Republicans and Democrats had total control of both chambers of legislatures in the same amount of states. That was the way it was back in the distant days of the year 2000.

In 2016, Republicans control both legislative chambers in 32 states. That’s up from 16 in 2000.

What happened to the big donkey? Among other things, the Democrats decided to sell their base and their soul to a very bad billionaire and they got a very bad deal for both.

It was 2004. The poncho was the hottest fashion trend, there were 5 million new cases of AIDS and a former Nazi collaborator had bought the Democrat Party using the spare change in his sofa cushions…

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Muslim Migrant In Austria Stabs Woman For Reading Bible – Breitbart

An Afghan migrant attacked a woman at an asylum centre in Austria because she was reading a bible.

The attack took place in the town on Timelkam in the state of Upper Austria. The attacker was a 22-year-old migrant from Afghanistan who became annoyed that the 50-year-old woman had been invited by Christian residents to read the bible.

Austrian paper Kronen Zeitung says he ran into the kitchen where the woman was talking and attempted to stab her in her upper body. Her thick winter coat protected from serious harm, however she fell and injured her ear due the force of the blow.

Police arrived at the scene and arrested the migrant. He admitted he had overreacted, although he told police this was due to “personal problems”. He also stated that he had never seen the woman before the attack.

There have been numerous incidents of Christians coming under attack in migrant centres across Europe.

One charity said that over 700 Christians have been attacked in German asylums homes since May 2016, with the majority of perpetrators being Muslim.

Christian charity Open Doors said that 83 per cent of the cases reported included multiple assaults, while almost half of victims claim they have received death threats from fellow migrants. Another 44 said they had been sexually assaulted.

Over 90 per cent of the attackers were Muslim, and in 205 cases the attackers were not only Muslim but also guards at the centres…

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Washington Post Runs Fake News Story About Russia Hacking U.S. Electrical Grid – The Intercept
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The Washington Post on Friday reported a genuinely alarming event: Russian hackers have penetrated the U.S. power system through an electrical grid in Vermont. The Post headline conveyed the seriousness of the threat:

“Russian Hackers Penetrated U.S. Electricity Grid Through A Utility In Vermont, Officials Say”

The first sentence of the article directly linked this cyberattack to alleged Russian hacking of the email accounts of the DNC and John Podesta – what is now routinely referred to as “Russian hacking of our election” – by referencing the code name revealed on Wednesday by the Obama administration when it announced sanctions on Russian officials: “A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to U.S. officials.”…

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5 Blood-Boiling Cases Of Government Overreach – Zero Hedge

Every year the number of regulations, dictates, rules, decrees, guidelines, statutes, laws, and bylaws in the United States grows by leaps and bounds.

Now it seems we can’t go a week without hearing a new story about someone being punished, with fines or even jail time, for activities that would be encouraged in a free society. I’ve taken the liberty (pun intended) of compiling some of the more egregious examples of this trend for your reading pleasure (or displeasure).

1. Single mom faces possible jail time for selling $12 worth of ceviche to an undercover police officer.

Mariza Ruelas had her day in court in early November. Her crime? She sold a $12 plate of ceviche, an authentic Mexican dish, to an undercover cop on Facebook.

I know what you’re thinking: Why are police setting up stings to catch people selling food to willing customers over Facebook? Don’t they have actual crimes to investigate – like ones with actual victims? I wish I knew the answers to those questions.

2. Federal prosecutors threaten Aaron Swartz with a life-crushing sentence for downloading academic articles.

On January 11th 2013, Aaron Swartz ended his own life, concluding one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in contemporary history.

In the months leading up to his suicide, Swartz had been embroiled in a legal battle with the federal government after prosecutors charged Swartz under the draconian Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. His crime? Downloading thousands of academic articles from the JSTOR database…

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Terrorist Dressed Like Santa Claus Murders Dozens In Turkish Nightclub – New York Daily News
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At least 39 people were killed and dozens wounded when a gunman dressed as Santa Claus opened fire in a crowded Istanbul nightclub during a New Year’s Eve party, according to officials and reports.

As many as 600 people were partying at the packed Reina nightclub, celebrating the start of 2017, when the assailant began firing at police outside about 1:45 a.m., Turkish officials said.

The shooter then began randomly firing inside the building, which overlooks the banks of the Bosphorus Strait that divides the Turkish city.

Witnesses described a gunman spraying the crowds of panicked partygoers with bullets. Thumping music initially masked the mayhem.

People scrambled for cover – with some revelers reportedly jumping from the venue into the water to escape the carnage…

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John Kerry’s Practiced Betrayal Of Friends – Wesley Pruden

John Kerry doesn’t come late to the betrayal of friends. He has had considerable practice.

In 1971, when he was a young lieutenant just back from Vietnam, where he was a decorated skipper of a Swift Boat patrolling the Mekong River, he appeared before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to pay his “respects” to the American soldiers, sailors and Marines he fought a war with.

Representing all those veterans, he told the senators, he wanted to talk about war crimes he said “were committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command.”

Mr. Kerry proceeded to slander and defame hundreds of thousands of young Americans who were serving at their country’s call in a distant place where none wanted to be, doing their best at achieving the impossible.

Most of us who were there as observers and witnesses – I spent the better part of three years in Vietnam and Southeast Asia as a newspaper correspondent – saw ugly anger at work, the brutal way of war since Cain picked up a stone to slay his brother Abel. Occasional violence verged on atrocity, but we saw kindness and mercy in the midst of the noisy clangor of killing.

Mr. Kerry testified that he saw his country only at the work of atrocity, young men, many of them highly decorated, merciless in pursuit of barbarism. He told of swapping war stories with men who “personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.”…

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The Mysterious Disappearance Of Former Clinton Foundation CEO Eric Braverman – Tom Fernandez
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Eric Braverman, the Clinton Foundation CEO from 2013 until 2015, has apparently been missing since October. His absence has fueled speculations in the blogosphere but so far has been ignored by the media.

Some speculate, with good reason, that Braverman may have gone into hiding after an email mentioning his name was released by Wikileaks on October 22 of this year. In the March 2015 email exchange, Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden told Clinton campaign manager and confidant John Podesta there was a mole within the Clinton Foundation. Podesta in his reply told Tanden the mole was Braverman.

Braverman had abruptly resigned from the Clinton Foundation shortly before this email exchange took place. And then, after the email exchange was made public by Wikileaks, Braverman vanished from the public eye…

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