Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Saturday 02/25/17


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Customs Agency Plans To Award Mexican Border Wall Contracts By April – News Max
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect “a great wall” along the 2,000-mile border.

The agency said it will request bids on or around March 6 and that companies would have to submit “concept papers” to design and build prototypes by March 10, according to a website for federal contractors.

The field of candidates will be narrowed by March 20 and finalists must submit offers with their proposed costs by March 24…

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Why I Will Leave The Democratic Party If Ellison Is Elected Its Chairman – Alan Dershowitz

Tomorrow the Democratic National Committee (DNC) will have to choose the direction of the Democratic Party, as well as its likely composition. It will be among the most important choices the DNC has ever had to make.

There has been a powerful push from the hard-left of the Democratic Party, led by senator Bernie Sanders, to elect Keith Ellison chairman. If he is elected, I will quit the party after 60 years of loyal association and voting.

I will become an independent, continuing to vote for the best candidates, most of whom, I assume, will still be Democrats. But I will not contribute to the DNC or support it as an institution. My loyalty to my country and my principles and my heritage exceeds any loyalty to my party.

I will urge other like-minded people – centrist liberals – to follow my lead and quit the Democratic Party if Ellison is elected Chairman. We will not be leaving the Democratic Party we have long supported. The Democratic Party will be leaving us!..

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Syrian “Refugee” On Trial In Austria For Murdering 20 Wounded Soldiers – Daily Mail
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A Syrian migrant went on trial in Austria on Wednesday for allegedly executing 20 wounded government soldiers in his home country.

The 27-year-old was arrested in a refugee shelter in western Austria last June after being denounced by a fellow Syrian.

He has been charged with 20 charges of “murder as a terror offence” and faces life in prison if found guilty.

According to Austrian media, the accused had boasted to other asylum seekers about shooting unarmed or wounded troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar-al Assad…

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Psychopath In BMW Runs Over Girl Walking Down The Sidewalk With Her Mother – Daily Mail

A sickening video shows a driver deliberately mounting the pavement mowing down an unsuspecting teenage girl on a shopping trip with her mother.

The 17-year-old was left with serious head and neck injuries following the smash in Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham city centre at around 6.30pm on January 28.

The shocking 16-second clip shows the mother and daughter casually walking down the street as a black BMW 5 Series comes into view behind them and stops at a junction.

The driver even indicates as he calmly turns into the road before suddenly swerving onto the pavement and ploughing into the girl – sending her sprawling across the concrete.

Her mother throws up her arms in horror and rushes to the girl’s aid as the car speeds away.

Another car driving closely behind the BMW appears to carry on without stopping.

The victim was taken to hospital and is said to still be recovering from her injuries…

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Attorney General Sessions Rescinds Obama-Era Order To Reduce Private Prison Use – The Hill
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The Trump administration is rolling back an Obama-era plan to phase out the federal government’s use of private prisons.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a memo Thursday to the Bureau of Prisons rescinding the Obama administration’s Aug. 16 order advising the bureau not to renew any contracts with private prisons, according to a copy of the letter.

Then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates had instructed officials to either not renew private prison contracts or substantially reduce the scope of such contracts to ultimately end the department’s use of privately operated prisons altogether…

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The Ten Worst Cases Of ‘Very Fake News’ – Deborah Weiss

As you all know by now, Trump has repeatedly accused the MSM of disseminating “fake news”, a charge that is thrown back at Trump by Leftist propaganda media outlets posing as news organizations. For those of you who do not understand what “fake news” is, it is not just unsubstantiated or inaccurate stories that constitute fake news; it’s the biased (and very possibly coordinated) steady drum beat of characterizations, foundationless questions and the one sided selection of what is reported. Following are some examples of MSM fake news.

1) The Russians “hacked the election”, giving the false impression that Russia was able to get into the voting machines, and designed to lead the viewer to believe that Donald Trump did not win the election fairly, legally or honestly.

2) Donald Trump is “anti-Semitic” simply because he didn’t word things the way they wanted him to, and ignoring or failing to report Trump’s policy positions that constitute the most pro-Israel positions we have seen in decades, including discussions to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and the UN Ambassador’s position to ensure that Israel will be protected at the UN…

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Trump Signs Executive Order To Abolish ‘Job-Killing’ Regulations – Western Journalism
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President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order aimed at slashing federal regulations he says are strangling American businesses.

“This executive order is one of many ways we’re going to get real results when it comes to removing job-killing regulations and unleashing economic opportunity,” Trump said during a meeting with his business advisory council.

“The regulatory burden is for the people behind me and for small companies. It’s an impossible situation and we’re going to solve it very quickly,” he added…

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Trump Says It’s Time For U.S. To Boost Its Nuclear Arsenal – New York Post

President Trump said on Thursday he wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the “top of the pack,” saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity.

In a Reuters interview, Trump also complained about Russian deployment of a cruise missile in violation of an arms control treaty and said he would raise the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin when and if they meet.

On another front, Trump said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea “very easily if they want to,” ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to exert more influence to rein in Pyongyang’s increasingly bellicose actions.

Speaking from behind his desk in the Oval Office, Trump also declared himself “very angry” at North Korea’s ballistic missile tests and said accelerating a missile defense system for U.S. allies Japan and South Korea was among many options available…

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White House Blocks New York Times, CNN And Other Fake News Outlets From Attending Press Gaggle – Daily Caller
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The White House blocked several mainstream media outlets from a press gaggle Friday with press secretary Sean Spicer.

CNN, The New York Times, Politico, Buzzfeed and the Los Angeles Times were not allowed to attend the gaggle, which replaced Spicer’s daily briefing. Reporters from those outlets were surprised when White House aides denied them entrance to the gaggle, reports The New York Times. Incensed reporters quickly tweeted out the news, and several outlets boycotted the gaggle in protest…

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What About Consent? Chris Cuomo’s Depraved Beliefs About Little Girls And Penises – Daily Wire

In defense of allowing guys into the girl’s locker rooms, on his verified twitter feed Thursday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo declaratively stated that a 12-year-old girl who doesn’t consent to looking at a penis is “the problem.” Or maybe the problem is “her overprotective and intolerant dad.”

After the backlash hit, Cuomo apparently deleted the above tweet and claimed, “This isn’t about a scared girl. It is about an overprotective parent who is afraid without basis.”

And that is what you call a distinction without a difference.

Regardless of whether or not Cuomo is blaming the child, what kind of sick freak believes there is something wrong with, or broken inside of, a 12-year-old girl who does not consent to being exposed to a penis?

You see, Cuomo’s highest value is not what this child agrees to or does not agree to be exposed to herself, his highest value is allowing guys into the girl’s locker room…

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Trump Rocks CPAC – Daily Caller
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President Trump railed against “the dishonest people” in media and promised to fulfill his campaign pledges on Friday, delivering a message meant to energize conservative voters.

The president repeated his promise to put American citizens first in a campaign-style speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside of Washington.

“Sit down, everybody,” Trump said as he took the stage. “You know the dishonest media, they’ll say, ‘He didn’t get a standing ovation.’ They are the worst.”…

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SEIU Loons Attempt To Protest GOP Lawmaker, Refuse To Leave After Being Told They’re At The Wrong House – Washington Free Beacon

Union leaders in California continued a protest even after neighbors and police informed them they were at the wrong house because their target, Rep. Steve Knight (R., Calif.), had moved away months ago.

The group of over 50 protestors, who arrived in Service Employees International Union (SEIU) vans, carried a fake coffin to the house to send a message that Knight’s votes in Congress were “killing” them, according to a report in the local Antelope Valley Press.

Police arrived at the scene to alert the union protestors that they were in the wrong place, but the activists – who had already been informed of this fact by neighbors – decided to continue the protest anyway. The police removed the protestors from the home’s driveway and front lawn, where they were holding a candlelight vigil.

An aide to California State Assembly Leader Anthony Rendon defended the protestors, saying that it was not an “embarrassment.”…

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Arizona Senate Votes To Seize Assets Of Those Who Plan, Participate In Protests That Turn Violent – Arizona Capitol Times
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Claiming people are being paid to riot, Republican state senators voted Wednesday to give police new power to arrest anyone who is involved in a peaceful demonstration that may turn bad – even before anything actually happened.

SB1142 expands the state’s racketeering laws, now aimed at organized crime, to also include rioting. And it redefines what constitutes rioting to include actions that result in damage to the property of others.

But the real heart of the legislation is what Democrats say is the guilt by association – and giving the government the right to criminally prosecute and seize the assets of everyone who planned a protest and everyone who participated…

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Homicides In Chicago Outpacing Last Year After Deadliest Day So Far In 2017 – Chicago Tribune

Homicides are now outpacing last year in Chicago after the city experienced its deadliest day so far this year, according to data kept by the Tribune.

Seven people were shot to death on Wednesday, five of them killed over two hours, including a woman who was eight months pregnant and had already picked out a name for her baby.

That’s the most homicides since Christmas Day last year, when eight people were killed in the city.

Homicides had been lagging behind last year, which had been the deadliest in two decades. But by Wednesday evening, the city had recorded its 99th homicide two days earlier than it did last year, according to Tribune data.

Like last year, the Harrison police district on the West Side has seen the most homicides: 16 this year compared to 12 this time last year, according to Tribune data.

The Austin district, also on the West Side, is close behind with 11 homicides…

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O’Keefe Drops “Bombshell” Undercover Footage From Within CNN – Zero Hedge
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As promised two days ago on the Sean Hannity radio show, James O’Keefe and his team at Project Veritas just released covertly captured, previously unheard audio footage from within the CNN newsroom.

But unlike his usual undercover sting operations, this footage was allegedly sourced from a CNN insider who apparently grew frustrated with the perpetually biased reporting of the “fake news” media outlet.

Per O’Keefe’s website, today’s release includes 119 hours of secretly recorded raw footage from an inside source at CNN with another 100 hours of footage still to be released…

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Florida Man Makes Up Story About Being Robbed So He Can Skip Work, Is Arrested For Filing False Police Report – WOKV

They think he made the whole thing up to get out of going to work.

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Dominique Jones, 28, on charges of filing a false report and misuse of the 911 system.

According to deputies, Jones reported a robbery Monday night at the Howard Johnson Hotel on State Road 16, just off of I-95.

Jones claimed he was approached by another man, when he walked out of his hotel room and was ordered to the ground.

Jones went on to claim that the man had taken his wallet, but he couldn’t tell deputies which direction the man went or even what he looked like.

After calling the K-9 unit and detectives from the Major Crimes Unit, deputies found Jones’ wallet inside of his suitcase in the hotel room…

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“Environmentalists” Burn Pipeline Protest Camp As Eviction Hour Nears – American Mirror
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After leaving behind mounds of garbage and human waste, what’s a little smoke going to hurt?

Self-described “environmentalists” are now burning their protest camp on the Standing Rock reservation as police are set to clear out the area today.

Mic senior writer Jack Smith IV reports, “Standing Rock is on fire. Coming into camp, structures are ceremonially burned by the water protectors, who anticipate a police raid today.”

More video shows a massive fire at the center of the camp set up to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline…

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New Hampshire Eliminates License Requirement To Carry Concealed Firearms – Concord Monitor

It’s now legal to carry a concealed, loaded gun in New Hampshire without a license.

In his first bill signing since taking office, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed so-called constitutional carry into law Wednesday.

“It is common-sense legislation,” he said during a ceremony in Executive Council chambers. “This is about making sure that our laws on our books are keeping people safe while remaining true to the live-free-or-die spirit.”

The moment marked a GOP victory one week after the bruising defeat of right-to-work, one of Sununu’s top priorities. Republicans in control of the Legislature have sought to repeal the licensing requirement in recent years, but Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan consistently vetoed the change, saying it threatened to weaken public safety.

Cheers erupted from dozens of supporters who crowded around Sununu on Wednesday as he sat at a long wooden table and put pen to paper. Afterward, the governor posed for pictures…

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WikiLeaks Exposes John McCain’s Illegal Request For Campaign Cash From Russian Ambassador Who Died Suddenly On Monday – True Pundit
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The John McCain Russian saga keeps getting more bizarre. Sen. John McCain as a presidential candidate in 2008 directly and illegally propositioned Vitaly Churkin, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations, to donate to the McCain/Sarah Palin GOP ticket, according to documents released by Wikileaks.

Since the 2016 presidential election in Nov., Sen. McCain has accused Russia of hacking and meddling in U.S. politics and President Donald Trump’s successful campaign.

But ironically it was McCain himself who forced Russia to interfere in the 2008 presidential campaign by asking the ambassador and Russian embassy for a campaign contribution…

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Muslim Pre-School Teacher In Texas Fired For Tweeting ‘Kill Some Jews’ – Fox News

A pre-school teacher in Texas who encouraged social media followers to “kill some Jews” and repeatedly mocked the Holocaust was fired on Wednesday, Fox News confirmed.

Nancy Salem had taught at The Children’s Courtyard, an “educational day care” in South Arlington.

“This person no longer works for our company,” a spokesperson for The Children’s Courtyard told Fox News in an email.

“Providing a safe, nurturing and inclusive learning environment is of the utmost importance to us,” Director of Communication Lydia Cisaruk wrote. “The offensive comments certainly don’t reflect our views. Our employees are expected to uphold certain standards of person and professional conduct. Our senior leadership thoroughly investigated this matter.”

As The Algemeiner first reported, Salem was among 24 anti-Israel activists in Texas exposed by covert campus watchdog group Canary Mission for expressing racist and violent thoughts online…

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Judicial Watch To Represent Veteran Prosecuted For ‘Posting’ American Flag On VA Fence On Memorial Day – Judicial Watch
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Judicial Watch today announced it will provide legal representation to Robert L. Rosebrock, a Vietnam-era veteran who faces federal criminal charges for displaying two four by six inch American flags outside a Veterans Affairs (VA) fence on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. Trial will begin on March 7, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA.

Rosebrock also is being criminally prosecuted for taking photographs on Memorial Day 2016, and on Sunday, June 12, 2016, without permission. The Memorial Day charge stems from photographs Rosebrock took of a Veterans Affairs police officer while the officer detained and cited him for displaying the two small flags outside the fence.

Rosebrock also took photos of VA police detaining and handcuffing conservative activist Ted Hayes after Hayes displayed an American Flag above the same VA fence…

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Philadelphia’s Leftist Soda Tax Leads To 30-50% Plunge In Sales, Mass Layoffs – Zero Hedge

When Philadelphia became the first US city to pass a soda tax last summer, city officials were eagerly looking forward to the surplus-tax funded windfall to plug gaping budget deficits (and, since this is Philadelphia, the occasional embezzlement scheme).

Then, one month ago, after the tax went into effect on January 1st we showed the tax applied in practice: a receipt for a 10 pack of flavored water carried a 51% beverage tax. And since PA has a sales tax of 6% and Philly already charges another 2%, the total sales tax was 8%. In other words, a purchase which until last year came to $6.47 had overnight become $9.75.

What happened next? Precisely what most expected would happen: full blown sticker shock, and a collapse in purchases.

According to Philly.com reports, two months into the city’s sweetened-beverage tax, supermarkets and distributors are reporting a 30% to 50% drop in beverage sales and – adding insult to injury – are now planning for layoffs…

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Secretary Kelly Orders DHS To Identify ‘All Sources’ Of Funding To Mexico In Next 30 Days – CNS
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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sec. John Kelly has ordered a report detailing and totaling “all sources” of U.S. taxpayer money given to the government of Mexico over the past five years – and it’s due in 30 days.

Kelly demanded the report Wednesday in a DHS memo calling for “Border Wall Construction and Funding,” in an apparent effort to gain leverage with Mexico to garner support for the wall on the southern border:

C. Identifying and Quantifying Sources of Aid to Mexico

“The President has directed the heads of all executive departments to identify and quantify all sources of direct and indirect Federal aid or assistance to the Government of Mexico…

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Jewish Community Centers Receive New Wave Of Bomb Threats – The Hill

Jewish community centers in cities across the country on Monday received phoned-in bomb threats.

The JCC Association of North America reported that 11 Jewish community centers received bomb threats Monday, including centers in Chicago, Buffalo, Houston and Tampa. The threats “were determined to be hoaxes.”

“Our JCCs are strongly rooted in communities across the country,” David Posner, director of strategic performance at JCC Association of North America, said in a statement.

“We will not be cowed by threats intended to disrupt people’s lives or the vital role Jewish community centers play as gathering places, schools, camps, and fitness and recreation centers.”

Posner said the association is in “regular communication with the FBI, which is investigating these threats.”

The White House responded to the latest wave of bomb threats, saying hatred has no place in the country…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Wednesday 02/22/17


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Obama’s DHS Tried To Hack Indiana’s Election System When Mike Pence Was Governor – Daily Caller
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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials tried to hack Indiana’s state electoral system with at least 14,800 “scans” or hits between Nov. 1, 2016, to Dec. 16, 2016, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

The attacks are the second confirmed IT scanning assault by DHS officials against states that resisted then-President Barack Obama’s attempt to increase federal involvement in state and local election systems by designating them as “critical infrastructure” for national security.

Members of the National Association of Secretaries of State voted Saturday at their winter meeting to oppose the designation. They are asking President Donald Trump to overturn it…

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Feds Paid $1 Billion In Social Security Benefits To People With No Social Security Number – Washington Free Beacon

The Social Security Administration paid $1 billion in benefits to individuals who did not have a Social Security Number (SSN), according to a new audit.

The agency’s inspector general found errors in the government’s documentation for representative payees, otherwise known as individuals who receive retirement or disability payments on behalf of another person who is incapable of managing the benefits themselves.

The audit released Friday found thousands of cases where there was no SSN on file.

Over the last decade, the agency paid $1 billion to 22,426 representative payees who “did not have an SSN, and SSA had not followed its policy to retain the paper application.”

“Furthermore, unless it takes corrective action, we estimate SSA will pay about $182.5 million in benefits, annually, to representative payees who do not have an SSN or paper application supporting their selection,” the inspector general said.

The inspector general also found the agency paid $853.1 million in benefits since 2004 to individuals who had been terminated as representative payees by the agency.

The inspector general said the errors occurred because the agency did not keep paper applications supporting an individual’s case to receive benefits on behalf of another and did not update its system if their status was terminated…

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Democrat Representative Filing Lawsuit To Restore Anti-Cop Painting In Capitol – Hot Air
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Remember that painting of protesters in St. Louis who have cops, depicted as pigs, pointing guns at them? The disagreement over the painting seemed to come to an end last month when the Architect of the Capitol concluded it violated rules for art hanging in the U.S. Capitol. Today the Hill reports that Rep. Lacy Clay will file a federal lawsuit against the Architect of the Capitol seeking to have it restored:

Clay will argue that the painting’s removal, which followed outcry from House Republicans and police advocacy groups, violated his constituent’s First Amendment rights to free expression.

The painting by student David Pulphus showed a confrontation between black protesters and police officers with guns drawn, depicted as feral pigs…

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Illegal Alien Charged With Murder One Month After Being Released From Jail – American Mirror

An illegal alien has been charged with murdering an American in Denver just one month after being released from jail.

Ever Valles is a criminal illegal immigrant who is one of two men to be charged in the killing of 32-year-old Tim Cruz, a Hispanic-American landscaper, at a Denver light rail station.

Valles and his accomplice Nathan Valdez allegedly attempted to rob the victim and then murdered him while he was waiting at the station, according to Fox 31 Denver.

The illegal alien was previously arrested in October by Denver Police for car theft and other charges.

After the arrest, federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials asked the Denver Police Department to notify them when Valles was going to be released because he was wanted for possible deportation.

After he posted bond, Denver Police proceeded to release the illegal alien suspect without notifying the ICE officials in time.

NBC 9News reports:

A statement from ICE sent to 9Wants to Know says ICE believes Denver failed to honor a detainer it placed on Valles upon his initial arrest in October on the car theft case…

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Ivanka Trump’s Perfume Soars To No.1 Bestseller On Amazon Despite Boycotts – Heatstreet
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Ivanka Trump’s signature perfume is a best seller on retail giant Amazon.

Ivanka Trump Eau de Parfum Spray For Women ($34 for a 3.4-ounce bottle) was No. 1 on Amazon’s list of bestselling fragrances and perfume for at least the sixth consecutive day. One reviewer wrote: “I normally buy this at Nordstrom. But now that I heard they will not carry it anymore, I was happy to find it on Amazon.” (Radha Beauty Aromatherapy was at No. 2 on Amazon’s list.)

The recent success of Ivanka Trump’s perfume on Amazon, particularly after her products were dropped from other stores, suggests the “resistance economy” to boycott products associated with the family of President Trump can help a brand as well as hurt it…

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Milo Resigns From Breitbart – Mediaite

After days of speculation, it is official: Milo Yiannopoulos is out at Breitbart, with news of his resignation reaching social media just minutes ago via Michael Grynbaum of The New York Times.

In a statement published minutes ago, Yiannopoulos said, “Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved,” continuing, “I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues’ important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately.” After Yiannopoulos was slated to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a video of him discussing pedophilia made the rounds on Twitter and earned pretty widespread condemnation.

Yiannopoulos responded to the outcry insisting that he has an “utter disgust [for] adults who sexually abuse minors” while acknowledging that “these videos, even though some of them are edited deceptively, paint a different picture.”

Hours after CPAC uninvited him on Monday, Simon & Schuster cancelled the publication of Yiannopoulos’s highly-anticipated book Dangerous; Matt Schlapp, the chair of the American Conservative Union, said Tuesday morning, “Over the weekend I was made aware of these comments and it just broke through very important boundaries and we felt like the CPAC stage was not an appropriate place for this any longer.”…

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Le Pen To Grand Mufti: Go Pound Sand – Washington Times
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French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Tuesday canceled a meeting with Lebanon’s grand mufti, Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian, after refusing orders to cover herself with a headscarf.

Ms. Le Pen, president of the far-right National Front party, told reporters she was surprised by the requirement to wear a headscarf, though a spokesman for the grand mufti, Lebanon’s top cleric for Sunni Muslims, said she was informed of the demand before the meeting.

“I personally greeted her at the door of the Edict House and wanted to hand her a white headscarf that was in my hand, she refused to take it,” spokesman Khaldoun Awas told CNN…

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Clinton Donor Quits CIA Because Of Trump: Says Decision Not About Politics – Washington Free Beacon

A CIA employee who contributed thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and who is a registered Democrat announced his decision to leave the agency in a Washington Post column published Sunday, writing that his departure “had nothing to do with politics.”

Edward Price resigned from the CIA last week and used the Washington Post to explain his decision that he could not “in good faith serve this administration as an intelligence professional.” Price wrote that his “decision had nothing to do with politics,” and that he “would have been proud to again work under a Republican administration.”

“As intelligence professionals, we’re taught to tune out politics,” Price wrote.

Unmentioned by Price or the Washington Post is the fact that Price gave $5,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee that splits contributions between the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Public records indicate that Price is registered to vote as a Democrat in the District of Columbia.

Price rose through the ranks at the White House during the Obama administration. By the end of the administration, Price was the top spokesman and a senior director for Obama’s National Security Council…

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Shocker: ISIS Suicide Bomber Identified As Released Gitmo Terrorist – Zero Hedge
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A photograph released by ISIS of a suicide bomber in Mosul has been confirmed as British ex-Guantanamo detainee Jamal Al-Harith, who, as we previously detailed, fled to Syria after his release.

U.S. officials have said that about 30 percent of released detainees are suspected to have returned to the battlefield, including at least 12 freed during the administration of President George W. Bush who went on to launch attacks that killed about a half-dozen Americans. The exact number remains classified.

In January we noted a jihadi from Britain who claims to be a former Guantanamo Bay detainee has fled to Syria where he is now fighting for Al Qaeda…

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Obama’s “Refugees” To Cost American Taxpayers Over $4 Billion In 2017 – Arutz Sheva

While much of the controversy surrounding America’s refugee resettlement program has focused on the security threat some refugees from terror hotspots may pose, little attention has been paid to the financial burden, borne by the taxpayer, of allowing in hundreds of thousands of migrants who are supported for years by the federal government.

According to data from a September, 2016 study by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and a November, 2015 study by the Center for Immigration Studies, the roughly 519,000 refugees allowed into the United States since October 2009 will cost the federal government some $4.1 billion in 2017 alone, Breitbart News reported.

This figure does not include secondary costs borne by state and local governments, which, according to the National Academy of Sciences study totaled some $57.4 billion annually from 2011 to 2013.

The direct costs of resettlement will remain between $2-4 billion per year through at least 2022.

The above-listed costs do not include the expenses projected to be incurred by future refugees not yet in the country…

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Meanwhile, Rioting Breaks Out In Sweden – Zero Hedge
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It would appear the mainstream media (along with several celebrities and Swedish politicians) is going to be apologizing to President Trump once again.

Having spent the entire new cycle trying to ignore the immigrant crisis facing Sweden, and pin the ignorant tail on Trump, both Dagbladet and Expressen reports riots breaking out in the highly immigrant concentrated Stockholdm borough of Rinkeby, Sweden with police firing warning shots as 100s of young people throw stones and burn cars.

During the evening hundreds of young people gathered in the center of Rinkeby, well known for its high concentration of immigrants and people with immigrant ancestry…

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Trump’s DHS Establishes Support Program For Victims Of Criminal Aliens – Breitbart

Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John F. Kelly ordered the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to create a program to assist the victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens. The program creates a liaison and authorizes the disclosure of suspect immigration statuses and other pertinent data.

Secretary Kelly ordered the creation of the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office to help reverse policies of the previous administration that kept certain information about criminal aliens the victims of their crimes.

“Criminal aliens routinely victimize Americans and other legal residents,” Kelly wrote in a six-page memo obtained by Breitbart Texas. “Often, these victims are not provided adequate information about the offender, the offender’s immigration status, or any enforcement action taken by ICE against the offender.”

I am establishing the [VOICE] Office within the Office of the Director of ICE, which will create a programmatic liaison between ICE and the known victims of crimes committed by removable aliens,” the secretary explained. “The liaison will facilitate engagement with the victims and their families to ensure, to the extent permitted by law, that they are provided information about the offender, including the offender’s immigration status and custody status, and that their questions and concerns regarding immigration enforcement efforts are addressed.”…

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Trump Selects Lt. General H.R. McMaster As National Security Advisor – Fox News
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President Trump on Monday tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a warrior-scholar deemed an expert in counter insurgency, to be the director of the White House’s National Security Council.

The 54-year-old McMaster replaces retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as the president’s national security adviser. Flynn was forced to resign after lying about talking to Russia, before he officially took the NSA post, about recently imposed sanctions.

“He is a man of tremendous talent and experience,” Trump said in announcing McMaster’s appointment. “He’s highly respected in the military, and we’re lucky to have him.”

Trump also announced that Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg will remain as the NSC’s chief of staff…

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Riots Spread From Paris To Rest Of France – Truth And Action

After two weeks of general unrest across the European country, protests have given way to outright riots and street fights in some 20 districts. The trouble initially started when a black man alleged that police anally raped him with a baton, sparking outrage. However, after the authorities filed charges against the officers involved, agitators exploited the news to instigate violence in Paris and beyond:

Police in Paris are struggling to cope with the fall out from a plague of riots which have kicked off in the city’s northern suburbs.

The scandal, which has seen four police officers charged, sparked a series of legal protests. But a number a violent, illegal protests have also taken place, with trouble now nearing its third week.

Hundreds of cars have been torched, shops and banks smashed up, and even a disability vehicle was destroyed. A coach full of tourists from South Korea was targeted in northern Paris on Tuesday while a neighbourhood close to one of the busiest train stations in the city Gare Du Nord which houses the Eurostar train network was also hit.

Local reports suggest the popular Marais district in central Paris was also the scene of angry outbursts yesterday.The north central Île-de-France region has been rapidly deteriorating with police confirming the violence is getting worse each night, according to broadsheet Le Figaro…

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French Police Training Eagles To Take Down Drones – Daily Mail
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Birds of prey are being trained to prevent terror attacks in France, after being recruited by the country’s air force.

A team of four eagles is being trained to bring down remote-controlled drones when they stray into unauthorised airspace.

It is feared that terror groups could use drones – types of which can be bought from toy stores – packed with explosives to target civilians or military landmarks.

Experts believe training eagles to deal with threatening drones is far safer than using bullets to shoot them down.

Air force general Jean-Christophe Zimmerman told Reuters: ‘These eagles can spot the drones several thousand metres away and neutralize them.’…

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DHS Authorizes Hiring 10,000 Immigration Officers – Breitbart

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John F. Kelly authorized the hiring of an additional 10,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and enforcement officers. The move by DHS delivers on a promise made by President Donald Trump to increase enforcement – particularly in removing criminal aliens inside the borders of the U.S.

Secretary Kelly ordered the director of ICE to immediately begin the process of hiring 10,000 to effectively enforce the immigration laws in the interior regions of the U.S., according to a DHS memo obtained by Breitbart Texas. In addition, Kelly authorized the agency to hire additional operational and mission support staff, along with legal staff.

Kelly said the memo implements the Executive Order, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” issued by President Trump on January 25.

ICE agents and enforcement officers were used earlier this month to conduct a targeted roundup of criminal aliens in metropolitan areas across the country. Agents and officers arrested more than 600 criminal aliens in 11 states, Breitbart Texas reported. The operation spawned a rash of “fake news” reports, tweets, and other social media comments that sparked unnecessary fear among immigrants not in the sights of the targeted operation…

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Bill Gates Embraces “Tax The Robots” Socialist Idiocy – Michael Shedlock
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I am unsure who first came up with the idea of taxing robots, but the proposal has been embraced by academia, socialists, and in general, the radical Left.

Today, entrepreneur Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, endorsed the idea.

What does Gates want to do with the money collected? Here’s the answer: Flush it down the toilet.

In a Quartz interview, Bill Gates proposes The robot that takes your job should pay taxes.

Robots are taking human jobs. But Bill Gates believes that governments should tax companies’ use of them, as a way to at least temporarily slow the spread of automation and to fund other types of employment…

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Iranian Dissidents Demand Investigation Into Islamic Regime’s Secret U.S. Lobbying Network – Washington Free Beacon

A group of nearly 100 prominent Iranian dissidents is demanding that Congress launch investigations into clandestine efforts by the Islamic Republic to influence U.S. policy using a network of lobbyists and propaganda pieces placed in Voice of America’s Persian service, according to a letter sent to leading lawmakers and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The group of dissidents, composed of prominent Iranian voices that oppose the hardline regime in Tehran, says that Congress is not doing enough to expose the Iranian regime’s lobbying efforts in D.C. and propaganda network, which is said to include some at VOA Persia.

Iranian-American groups claiming to represent American interests are said to be carrying water for the Islamic regime inside the White House and on Capitol Hill, according to these dissident voices.

The letter cites VOA’s Persian service as a source of pro-Iran corruption. The Free Beacon has reported multiple times on claims that VOA has been infiltrated by Iran regime loyalists who seek to spin coverage in a favorable way for Tehran. In one instance, an Iranian dissident was barred from appearing on VOA Persia for voicing critical opinions about the regime.

The letter comes at a time when the Trump administration is seeking a tougher approach on Iran for its repeated violations of international accords governing the nuclear deal…

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SpaceX Successfully Lands Its Third Falcon 9 Rocket On Solid Ground – The Verge
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SpaceX pulled off another successful rocket landing this morning – and this time during the day on the coast of Florida. A Falcon 9 rocket successfully touched down at SpaceX’s ground-based landing zone at Cape Canaveral after launching to space. It’s the third time that SpaceX has landed its rocket on solid ground post-launch, but the first time a ground landing has been done during the daytime. The success means that the company now has eight landed Falcon 9s in its possession.

The Falcon 9 took off from the Cape at 9:39AM ET, lofting the company’s Dragon cargo capsule into space for NASA. The Dragon is filled with nearly 5,500 pounds of supplies and science experiments for the astronauts on the International Space Station…

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Israeli Hospital Helps 16 Deaf Palestinian Children Hear For First Time – Times Of Israel

Sixteen deaf Palestinian children were able to hear for the first time after undergoing a procedure at an Israeli hospital to repair their hearing, Hebrew media reported Saturday.

The operations to repair the children’s hearing, known as cochlear implant surgery, were performed by doctors at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem over the course of the past several months, according to the Ynet news website.

The last six surgeries took place over the course of just a few days.

Dr. Michal Kaufmann, who performed the surgeries, told Ynet that being able to perform the operations was quite difficult due to the “logistical challenge[s].”

“Many authorizations were required from the Defense Ministry,” she said, adding that “some of the children arrived without a medical record and required extensive tests at Hadassah alongside emotional and psychological treatment.”

The surgery involves a small electronic implant being directly inserted into the cochlear hearing nerve in the ear to stimulate the auditory senses, with an external microphone then transferring the sounds to the internal part of the device and allowing the patient to hear, according to John Hopkins Hospital…

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Free-Speech-Hating, Leftist FEC Bureaucrat Resigns – Washington Free Beacon
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A Democratic Federal Election Commission official who pushed to regulate the internet and has been absent from public meetings for months is resigning, according to an announcement.

Ann Ravel, who wanted to regulate political speech on the internet from websites such as the Drudge Report, announced Sunday that she is stepping down from her post.

“It’s been an honor to serve the FEC. I’m committed to transparency – here’s my resignation letter to Donald Trump,” Ravel tweeted on Sunday morning.

Ravel attached her resignation letter to President Donald Trump, which focused on asking Trump to prioritize campaign finance reform…

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China Is Finally Putting The Screws To North Korea – Daily Caller

China is preparing to deliver a crushing blow to the weak North Korean economy.

It is suspending all coal imports from North Korea, the Ministry of Commerce said Saturday, without going into specifics as to why it was taking action.

Coal exports are a primary source of income for the reclusive state. Following North Korea’s fourth nuclear test in February last year, the United Nations Security Council passed UNSC Resolution 2270, which placed restrictions on North Korea’s coal exports but made exceptions through the “livelihood purposes” clause. China has been accused of exploiting this loophole to continue importing North Korean coal in order to reduce international pressure on Pyongyang.

China agreed to reduce its coal imports from North Korea last April, yet by August, coal imports had surged. In August, China imported 2.47 million tons of coal from the North. In 2016, China imported 22.48 million tons of coal, a year-on-year increase of 14.5 percent.

After the North conducted its fifth nuclear test in September last year, the UNSC passed UNSC Resolution 2321, which put a cap on North Korean coal exports, reducing its annual coal export revenue by an estimated $700 million…

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Leftist “Fact-Checking” Website Snopes Proven Wrong… Again – Federalist Papers
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The so-called “fact-checking” website Snopes managed to get the facts wrong when trying to debunk claims that Planned Parenthood has abortion quotas that their clinics have to meet.

The pro-life group Live Action posted an interview with two former employees of Planned Parenthood. One of them, Sue Thayer, who is openly pro-life, said every clinic has a “goal” and that employees were rewarded with incentives for meeting the abortion goals.

Planned Parenthood’s abortion services make up a significant portion of their non-government revenue business. There are no such incentives for non-abortion services, Thayer said.

Another employee confirmed Thayer’s account, saying she was told “You have a quota to meet to keep this clinic open.”…

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Chinese Using Flame-Throwing Drones To Clean Power Lines – Popular Mechanics

Incredible new pictures show that a power company in Xiangyang, China has a creative solution to the problem of garbage hanging on power lines: flame-throwing drones.
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The drones are deployed to fly up alongside hard-to-reach stretches of wire and burn off garbage like plastic bags with giant plumes of flame. Shooting fire at a power line may seem dangerous, but it’s a whole lot less dangerous than a human being pulling stuff off a wire 30 feet up in the air.

The photos have a pretty dystopian aesthetic – he unmanned eight-bladed copters look more than a little like flying, flame-shooting spiders. But not to worry, these drones are used for improving our infrastructure, not destroying it…

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Publishers Now Hiring ‘Sensitivity Readers’ To Ensure Political Correctness – American Thinker
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If you ever worried about what the student snowflakes at American universities would be qualified to do after graduation, this is the perfect job for them.

Publishers are hiring “sensitivity readers” to check book manuscripts to make sure they adhere to politically correct standards.

From the Washington Post:

These days, though, a book may get an additional check from an unusual source: a sensitivity reader, a person who, for a nominal fee, will scan the book for racist, sexist or otherwise offensive content. These readers give feedback based on self-ascribed areas of expertise such as “dealing with terminal illness,” “racial dynamics in Muslim communities within families” or “transgender issues.”…

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50 Rhino Poachers Shot Dead After India Unleashes ‘Zero Tolerance’ Conservation Policy – Zero Hedge

As TheAntiMedia’s James Holbrooks reports, to protect rhinos, this national park shoots poachers, and has killed over 50 so far.

“The instruction is whenever you see poachers or hunters, we should start our guns and hunt them.”

“You shoot them?”

“Yah, yah. Fully ordered to shoot them. Whenever you see the poachers or any people during night-time we are ordered to shoot them.”

This exchange took place between journalist Justin Rowlatt and a wildlife preserve guard in India and highlights a practice that’s produced both encouragingly positive and heartbreakingly negative effects – all in the name of conservation.

Last week, BBC detailed a story unfolding at Kaziranga National Park, a wildlife conservation area in east India. Since 2014, the Indian government has granted the power to park guards to shoot and kill any and all suspected poachers with little worry they’ll face legal consequences afterward.

“Kill the unwanted,” M.K. Yadava, then-director of the park – and the man who introduced the controversial policy – recommended in a 2014 report. He also stated his belief that environmental crimes such as poaching are more serious than murder, as “[t]hey erode the very root of existence of all civilizations on this earth silently.”…

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Imaginary News – Scott Adams
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I think we can all agree that there has been plenty of fake news coming from both sides. Fake news is usually intentional, although in some cases it is the result of honest mistakes. But lately we are seeing an entirely new type of untrue news. I call it Imaginary News. Here’s a good example from the Huffington Post.

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I watched President Trump’s press conference with the alleged “meltdown,” and all I saw was Trump talking the way he normally talks. The Huffington Post watched and apparently saw some other set of circumstances. That means we have three possibilities to consider:

1. Huffington Post saw the situation accurately while I was hallucinating.
2. My version of events is accurate and Huffington Post hallucinated.
3. Both the Huffington Post and I were hallucinating…

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A Day Without Jobs: 18 Tennesseans Fired For Taking Part In ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Protest – KGTV

A total of 18 people were fired from a Tennessee business after joining the nation-wide protest “A Day Without Immigrants.”

The 18 employees at Bradley Coatings, Incorporated in Nolensville, Tennessee told their supervisors on Wednesday they’d be taking part in the nationwide movement. Then, on Thursday, they were told they no longer had jobs.

“We are the team leaders directly under the supervisors and they informed us last night that we could not go back to work and the boss said we were fired,” one employee said.

The former employee asked to remain anonymous but had this message to his former boss.

“I would tell him he was unfair, after working for them for so many years, giving him our best. They could not understand that it was just one day. We were going to make up that day on a Sunday, but they didn’t understand that, and it was not the best way. They didn’t give us an opportunity and just told us we were fired,” he said.

“Tennessee is an employment-at-will state which basically means an employer can end your employment at any time without reason or cause. Of course there are a lot of different stipulations, civil rights issues that could stop them from doing that,” Department of Labor and Workforce Development spokesman, Chris Cannon said…

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A Day Without Jobs: 12 Oklahomans Fired For Taking Part In ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Protest – KTUL
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A dozen workers at a Catoosa restaurant are without a job after getting fired for skipping work as a show of support for “A Day Without Immigrants.”

The restaurant workers are all Hispanic and say it was important to them to participate in the national protest.

But they didn’t think it would cost them their jobs.

“They feel like they’ve been unfairly terminated,” said a friend, translating for the employees.

The group worked at I Don’t Care Bar and Grill in Catoosa. They talked to us after they were fired for not showing up to work. They asked us not to show their faces or give their names…

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A Day Without Jobs: 21 South Carolinians Fired For Taking Part In ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Protest – WLTX

Twenty one people were fired after taking part in the Day Without Immigrants Protest.

The movement closed restaurants and shops across the country to show the contributions immigrants have on the American workforce.

Juvenito Quintana and 20 other all missed work on February 16th. The next day, they got a letter from Encore Boat Builders LLC in Lexington, saying they were being terminated for no show/ no call in.

Quintana says some employees got calls from management the day before telling them not to miss or else they’d lose their job. That’s why he said a lot didn’t call in, for fear.

Most of the employees had been working there for years and have small children. Quintana is a permanent resident and feels like the termination was unfair.

News19 reached out to Encore Boat Builders on Friday but the company had no comment at the time. On Monday, we called them again, and they said the employees accounted for about 20 percent of their workforce. They’re now looking to hire their replacements. .

They said this was all done following protocol: if someone doesn’t call in, they can get fired.

Melissa Burnette is an employment attorney. and says South Carolina is a Right To Work state where employers can make those kinds of decisions…

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Former Obama Campaign Manager Fined $90,000 For Unethical Lobbying For Uber – Breitbart
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David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, was fined $90,000 by the Chicago Board of Ethics in a 5-0 vote for improperly lobbying Mayor Rahm Emanuel on behalf of Uber Technologies.

The San Francisco resident was fined $1,000 a day for the 90 days he used personal email accounts without being a registered lobbyist to lobby Mayor Emanuel, former Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama, to allow Uber to make unlimited ride-share pick-ups at Chicago’s Midway and O’Hare airports. Plouffe and Emanuel had worked together during Obama’s first campaign.

The City of Chicago had operated a lucrative business auctioning off taxi cab medallions for a minimum of $360,000 per medallion. That explained why the base fare for a Chicago taxi ride was $ 3.25 for the first mile and $ 2.25 for each additional mile…

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Too ‘Politically Incorrect’: Students Want Dalai Lama Banned From Campus – Red Alert Politics

Social justice warriors can find a way to be offended by anything. Even the Dalai Lama’s words are too controversial for their delicate ears.

Students at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are protesting their school’s announcement that the Dalai Lama will speak at their commencement ceremony in June. Chinese students studying at the American campus said he was an oppressive figure given his stance on Tibetan independence. Meanwhile, left-wing students are angered by his criticism of the Communist Party of China, Quartz Media reported.

A few hours after the announcement, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) released a note in Mandarin on WeChat saying it had communicated with the Chinese consulate.

“UCSD is a place for students to cultivate their minds and enrich their knowledge. Currently, the various actions undertaken by the university have contravened the spirit of respect, tolerance, equality, and earnestness – the ethos upon which the university is built,” the note stated. “These actions have also dampened the academic enthusiasm of Chinese students and scholars…

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Pussy Of The Week: Shepard Smith – Clash Daily
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Well, SOMEBODY was going to fill the vacuum that she left behind…

If you were wondering who would play the role of resident unhinged Trump-basher that Megyn Kelly left vacant, that role is now filled.

Shep was NOT happy about Trump bashing CNN as fake news. (Did he also object when Obama treated Fox like fake news? Because if he didn’t… THAT would be awkward)

Watching this, we were half-expecting Shep to break into a Meryl Streep crying fit.

Shep is interested in any ‘connection’ team Trump had with Russia. But not any role CNN had with propping up Hillary. Or the finger DWS used tipping the scales against Bernie before leaving the DNC and joining Hillary’s campaign…

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Leaked Emails: Dem State Leaders Think Obama’s New Organizing Army Is ‘Grade A Bullshit’ – Daily Beast

It is difficult to overstate just how enraged state Democratic activists and leaders are with Organizing for Action (OFA), the political and community-organizing army that grew out of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.

The nonprofit, which functions as a sort of parallel-Democratic National Committee, was founded to mobilize Democratic voters and supporters in defense of President Obama’s, and the Democratic Party’s, agenda. Instead, the organization has drawn the intense ire, both public and private, of grassroots organizers and state parties that are convinced that OFA inadvertently helped decimate Democrats at the state and local level, while Republicans cemented historic levels of power and Donald J. Trump actually became leader of the free world.

These intra-party tensions aren’t going away, especially now that OFA “relaunched” itself last week to protect the Affordable Care Act, boost turnout at congressional townhalls, and train grassroots organizers gearing up for the Trump era.

“This is some GRADE A Bullshit right here,” Stephen Handwerk, executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, wrote in a private Democratic-listserv email obtained by The Daily Beast…

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Fake News: AP Blows It Badly On National Guard Deportation ‘Scoop’ – Townhall
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One day after President Trump savaged the media over inaccurate reporting about his nascent administration, the Associated Press helped prove his point by stepping in it… big league.

Cortney ran through the basics earlier, but let’s contemplate what a mess the AP made here. In case you missed it, here was their reported bombshell, which spread like wildfire within minutes, fueled by the oxygen of liberal outrage:

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BREAKING: Trump administration considers mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants.

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Judicial Watch Planning To Sue FBI, NSA And CIA For Flynn Records – Breibart

Conservative foundation Judicial Watch is planning to sue several government agencies if they do not hand over records related to the wiretapping of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

The group filed Freedom of Information Act requests for the records weeks ago but are planning to sue by next week for the records if they do not receive anything by then.

Judicial Watch filed the requests with the FBI, NSA, CIA, and Treasury Department, according to the group’s Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell.

The group is aiming to find out whether there was ever a warrant allowing the U.S. government to wiretap Flynn’s phone calls, and if so, who requested it and why.

“If you have a warrant, attached to the warrant 99 percent of the time, there is an affidavit, a sworn declaration normally by a law enforcement officer or senior official,” said Farrell.

Such a warrant could be classified, depending on the case, he said.

A wiretapped phone call between Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak was leaked to the Washington Post and revealed in a Feb. 9 story.

The leak, which took place in December, contradicted public assertions by Vice President Michael Pence that Flynn had never discussed sanctions with Kislyak, and led to Flynn’s eventual resignation on Monday…

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Scott Pruitt Confirmed As EPA Chief Despite Democrat Obstruction – Washington Times
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Scott Pruitt won confirmation Friday to be administrator of the EPA, foiling Democrats’ attempts to hold up his nomination until the former Oklahoma attorney general complies with a judge’s order and releases thousands of emails between his office and oil-and-gas companies.

In a highly contentious vote that came on the heels of a last-ditch delaying effort from Democrats, Mr. Pruitt was approved to head the agency by a vote of 52 to 46.

The vote broke largely along party lines, though two Democrats – Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota – backed Mr. Pruitt.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine voted against him, saying she does not believe he’s fit to head the EPA. She was the only member of the GOP caucus to vote against Mr. Pruitt…

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House Oversight Committee Pursues Charges Against Architect Of Hillary’s Illegal Email System – Dailer Caller

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is pursuing charges against Bryan Pagliano, the architect of Hillary Clinton’s email system who ignored subpoenas to testify in front of Congress last year.

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the committee, asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a letter Thursday to convene a grand jury to pursue charges against Pagliano in the matter.

“The authority to compel witnesses is integral to Congress’s and the Committee’s investigative powers,” Chaffetz stated in the referral.

“Allowing Mr. Pagliano’s conduct to go unaddressed would gravely harm Congress’s ability to conduct oversight. This letter details the Committee’s significant efforts to work with Pagliano and his attorneys to avoid the necessity of a criminal referral – including giving Pagliano a second opportunity to show up after first failing to appear.”

Pagliano was subpoenaed by Congress to testify on Sept. 13 and Sept. 22 but failed to up to the hearings. The Oversight Committee then voted to hold Pagliano in contempt of Congress.

Pagliano worked for Clinton at the State Department. There, he set up and maintained her secret email system, on which classified information was stored…

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Harvard Geneticists On The Brink Of Resurrecting The Woolly Mammoth – IBT
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Geneticists from Harvard University claim that they are on the brink of bringing the woolly mammoth back to life. The mammoth lived in Africa, North America, Asia and Europe before they vanished 4,500 years ago, towards the end of the Pleistocene period. The geneticists say that they are now just two years away from resurrecting the extinct animal.

The team of researchers led by Professor George Church plan to come up with a revolutionary research by using frozen DNA of the mammoth preserved in Arctic permafrost.

“We’re working on ways to evaluate the impact of all these edits and basically trying to establish embryogenesis in the lab,” Professor Church, head of the Harvard Woolly Mammoth Revival team, was quoted as saying by The Telegraph…

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It’s A Bloodbath At The State Department – New York Post

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is cleaning house at the State Department, according to a report.

Staffers in the offices of deputy secretary of state for management and resources as well as counselor were shown the door Thursday, according to CBS News.

Many of those let go were on the building’s seventh floor – top-floor bigs – a symbolically important sign to the rest of the diplomatic corps that their new boss has different priorities than the last one.

The staffing changes came as Tillerson was on his first foreign trip – attending a G-20 meeting in Bonn, Germany.

“As part of the transition from one administration to the next, we continue to build out our team. The State Department is supported by a very talented group of individuals, both Republicans and Democrats,” State Department spokesman RC Hammond told CBS.

“We are appreciative to any American who dedicates their talents to public,” he added.

This week’s round of firings marks the second time State Department personnel have been cleared out since President Trump took office last month…

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Black Trump Supporter Goes Off On Leftists At ‘Sanctuary City’ Town Hall Meeting – Mad World News
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After opening a public forum for members of the community to speak about their sanctuary city for illegal immigrants, a few politicians realized they bit off more than they could chew. That was proven to be the case when a black woman approached the podium – and she left the panel in complete shock after dropping eight badass words.

Most of America is aware of the Democrats’ tactics to hinder President Donald Trump’s efforts at every turn, but at this point, they’re just putting the lives of their constituents at risk. In fact, as we continue to see more sanctuary cities pop up, we’re also seeing a spike in crime that comes along with it – but not everyone is taking it lying down.

In fact, residents of Cudahy, California, were so outraged over the decision to let criminals roam free within their town limits that local politicians were forced to open their doors to hear everyone out…

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President Trump Visits South Carolina Boeing Plant – USA Today

Conducting his first visit beyond the Beltway since his inauguration four weeks ago, President Trump on Friday stressed his “America First” trade and economic policies during a campaign-like visit to an airplane plant operated by Boeing – a company he has criticized in the past.

“We are going to fight for every last American job,” Trump told employees at Boeing as the company rolled out its latest model, the 787-10 Dreamliner (“Dreamliner… great name,” the president said).

During a speech in which he referenced last year’s presidential election several times, Trump repeated a policy approach that has drawn opposition from congressional Democrats and some Republicans.

While alluding to his dispute with Boeing over the costs of a new Air Force One model, Trump said he and his administration have persuaded global companies to keep or increase jobs in the United States. In many cases, Trump took credit for corporate plans that were already in the works when he won election in November.

The president also echoed pledges to change trade deals and reduce regulations that he said have encouraged companies to move jobs to other countries; congressional critics say Trump’s approach would lead to less trade and higher prices for products at home…

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Trump Signs Bill Undoing Obama’s Last-Minute, Coal-Killing Regulation – The Hill
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President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule.

The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December.

The legislation is the second Trump has signed into law ending an Obama-era environmental regulation. On Tuesday, he signed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution undoing a financial disclosure requirement for energy companies.

Both the mining and financial disclosure bills are the tip of a GOP push to undo a slate of regulations instituted in the closing days of the Obama administration…

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Vice-Admiral Harward Turns Down Trump’s National Security Advisor Offer – Fox News

President Trump’s first choice to succeed the departed Michael Flynn as national security adviser has turned the job down due to family reasons, sources close to the situation told Fox News late Thursday.

One source told Fox that retired Navy Vice Admiral Robert Harward “really wanted” to do the job, but ultimately decided that he could not.

A senior administration official said that Harward’s acceptance of the national security adviser post was contingent on the agreement of his family. The official said Harward’s wife and other family members wanted him to remain in the private sector.

Harward retired from the Navy in 2013 after a career spanning nearly 40 years. Upon his retirement, he became chief executive officer for defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin in the United Arab Emirates.

Harward told The Associated Press that the Trump administration was “very accommodating to my needs, both professionally and personally.”

“It’s purely a personal issue,” Harward said Thursday evening. “I’m in a unique position finally after being the in military for 40 years to enjoy some personal time.”…

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Samsung Leader Lee Jae-Yong Arrested In Corruption Probe – Financial Times
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Samsung’s de facto leader Lee Jae-yong has been arrested on suspicion of bribery, embezzlement and perjury in connection with South Korea’s political corruption scandal, upending the succession and restructuring plans of the country’s largest conglomerate.

Mr Lee, the 48-year-old vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics and grandson of the group’s founder, is the highest-profile business figure engulfed by the influence-peddling scandal that is poised to topple President Park Geun-hye.

Mr Lee’s detention early on Friday could cause a leadership vacuum at the company just as Samsung Electronics, the group’s crown jewel, is scrambling to revive the fortunes of its mobile business following the costly debacle over the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone last year…

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WikiLeaks Exposes CIA Involvement In 2012 French Presidential Election – Zero Hedge

In a move that is sure to unleash a fresh firestorm of accusations that Russia is interfering in the upcoming French elections, Wikileaks has has released three classified CIA “tasking orders” revealing details of a seven-month long spying campaign and involvement by the agency ahead of the 2012 French presidential election.

The 7 pages of documents reveal that all major French political parties “were targeted for infiltration by the CIA’s human (“HUMINT”) and electronic (“SIGINT”) spies in the seven months leading up to France’s 2012 presidential election.”

The latest set of revelations are contained within three CIA tasking orders published as context for its forthcoming – and cryptic – CIA Vault 7 series.

Named as targets are the French Socialist Party (PS), the National Front (FN) and Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) together with current President Francois Hollande, then President Nicolas Sarkozy, current round one presidential front runner Marine Le Pen, and former presidential candidates Martine Aubry and Dominique Strauss-Khan.

According to Wikileaks, the CIA operation initially ran for 10 months from November 21, 2011, to September 29, 2012, and continued after the April-May 2012 French presidential election and into the formation of the new government…

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RINO John McCain Divulges U.S. Policy And Intelligence Secrets To Russian Phone Pranksters Posing As Ukrainian PM – True Pundit
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Sen. John McCain divulged insider Intel on U.S. secret policy to a Russian comedian posing as Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

The duped Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee even coached the phone-prankster-posing Prime Minister on joining NATO.

This audio recording of the phone call is absolutely incredible.

McCain should know better than this, especially after schooling President Donald Trump daily on how to handle Russian foreign policy. McCain was also one of the harshest critics of Gen. Mike Flynn, former national security advisor who resigned this week for unauthorized correspondences with the Russian government prior to his swearing into office.

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Obama’s Freeloading Welfare Users Pissed After Trump Kills Another Huge Freebie – Freedom Daily

While still mourning the loss of their prized “Obamaphones,” the crackdown on welfare continued today with President Trump issuing a big blow that thousands of freeloaders are furious about. In a single swipe of his pen, our leader killed a massive freebie that these leeches are certainly not ready to let go of just yet.

The new executive order comes on the coattails of the immigration orders for good reason as it pertains most specifically to the illegals who cross our borders and suck off of the system for life. After a copy of the draft order first leaked this month by the Washington Post, liberals began to panic and now their nightmare just became a reality – much to the approval of hardworking Americans.

According to Conservative Tribune, immigrants trying to enter the U.S. will be vetted ahead of time for their potential use and intentions with government aid, without necessarily realizing it. The order explains that all will be screened to determine their “need for certain types of public aid” and the same practice will be applied to those already here who Barack Obama so freely let in. If they are found to be using the system in any inappropriate way, they will be deported…

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Trump Picks Alexander Acosta For Labor Secretary – Breitbart
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President Donald Trump’s new choice for the Department of Labor is former Justice Department official Alexander Acosta.

“I think he’s going to be a tremendous Secretary of Labor,” Trump said during his press conference at the White House on Thursday afternoon, announcing his decision.

Acosta, who has a Harvard law degree, is currently the dean of Florida International University College of Law and served on the National Labor Relations Board. He also clerked for Judge Samuel Alito on the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit…

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Senate Confirms Mick Mulvaney As OMB Director – Daily Signal

The Senate voted 51-49 Thursday to confirm Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., who will be tasked with addressing the nation’s $20 trillion in national debt, as director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Mulvaney, a Republican representing South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District in the House since 2011, will be responsible for directing the budget process and reforming entitlement policy at the Office of Management and Budget.

Romina Boccia, deputy director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Signal in an email that Mulvaney has a proven track record of conservative leadership.

“With the national debt soon to exceed $20 trillion as spending on health care, old-age entitlements, and net interest is projected to grow steeply, driving our debt to ever greater heights, it’s extremely encouraging to see a fiscal conservative with a conservative track record, such as Mick Mulvaney, confirmed as director of the White House budget office,” Boccia said.

Rep. Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said Mulvaney will serve President Donald Trump’s administration well…

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Speaker Ryan: Obamacare Repeal Bill Coming Next Week – Hot Air
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During his weekly press conference Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a bill to repeal Obamacare would be introduced next week. “After the House returns following the Presidents Day, we intend to introduce legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Ryan said. He added, “It has become increasingly clear that this law is collapsing.

“Look at the events that happened this week. On Tuesday another major insurance company announced that it too will leave the marketplace. In its decision, Humana cited a lack of young people signing up, a problem that has dogged Obamacare for years now.

“And then on Wednesday, the CEO of Aetna, another large insurance carrier, said that Obamacare is in a death spiral…

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Judge Finds Probable Cause To Charge Governor Chrisite Over ‘Bridgegate’ – New York Post

A judge has found probable cause to charge New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with official misconduct for his role in the Bridgegate scandal, according to reports Thursday.

Presiding Bergen County Municipal Court Judge Roy McGeady cited testimony from the federal trial of two former Christie aides convicted of scheming to close approach lanes to the George Washington Bridge in 2013 as revenge against a mayor who refused to endorse Christie’s successful re-election bid.

McGeady’s ruling stems from a complaint filed last year by retired Teaneck firefighter and political activist Bill Brennan, a Democratic candidate for governor who is seeking to have Christie prosecuted for second-degree official misconduct.

That crime is punishable by up to ten years in the slammer.

A Christie spokesman said McGeady was “violating the law, pure and simple.”

“This concocted claim was investigated for three months by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, which summarily dismissed it, after concluding that the very same evidence relied upon again by this judge was utter nonsense,” spokesman Brian Murray said…

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President Trump Excoriates Dishonset News Media In Thursday Press Conference – Fox News
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President Donald Trump held a press conference today at the White House.

He began by blasting the media for its “dishonesty” and lamenting the “mess” that he inherited from President Barack Obama both at home and abroad.

The president said many people, including in the media, are unhappy because he’s implementing his agenda and following through on the promises he made to the American people.

“This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine,” he said, dismissing recent reports of a White House in “chaos.”

The president called the country “drug-infested” and vowed to put a stop to it…

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Report: Millions Of Cancer Deaths Expected From Fukushima – Your News Wire

Millions of Japanese citizens could be at risk of dying from cancer as a result of the increasing amount of radiation pouring out of Fukushima.

According to a shocking report originally published by Fairewinds Energy Eduction (FEE), “Cancer on the Rise in Post-Fukushima Japan,” one million citizens in Japan were thought to be at risk of developing thyroid cancers as a result of the meltdown.

That report based its conclusions on the the fact that scientists had understood the radiation levels at the reactor to be around 73 sieverts per hour.

However, according to new information, current radiation levels are more likely to be around 530 sieverts per hour – the highest it has been since the disaster occurred in March 2011.

These unimaginable levels represent shocking 132% increase in radiation than originally measured in 2011. Radiation of that magnitude could kill almost 50% of the Japanese population, according to a report by the National Institute of Radiological Sciences.

Greenmedinfo.com reports:

A shocking new report defies the chronically underestimated impacts of the Fukushima’s triple meltdown on the risk of cancer in exposed populations, which does not just include Japan, but arguably the entire world…

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CNN Loses Court Battle Over Fake News Reporting – Political Insider
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An impartial federal judge has issued a ruling in a lawsuit that essentially accuses CNN of peddling ‘fake news’ in their reporting.

The case involves a hospital CEO that sued the network for inflating infant mortality rates at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

The former CEO of that facility, Davide Carbone, accused CNN of manipulating statistics and ignoring data that painted a different picture of the true rates at the hospital.

Manipulating statistics and ignoring facts to portray a skewed version of reality? CNN? Nah, couldn’t be.

The attorney for Carbone said that “the case against CNN certainly fits the description of media-created ‘Fake News.’”…

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Flashback: U.S. Army Labeled Hillary Clinton An ‘Insider’ Threat Risk – American Mirror

As the mainstream media has heart palpitations over Michael Flynn’s alleged conversations with Russia, it’s important to remember who was a part of a U.S. Army training last summer and deemed an actual “inside” threat risk.

NBC News reported:

An Army training presentation on insider threats included Hillary Clinton among a rogue’s gallery of killers and leakers, citing the former secretary of state as an example of “careless or disgruntled employees,” NBC News confirmed on Tuesday.

The unclassified slide, which first emerged on a Facebook page that spoofs the military, was confirmed by a U.S. military officials, who said it was used as part of a lesson on how to secure classified materials and improve safety.

A spokesperson from the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command said the slide was developed 18 months ago.

“As is common with Army training requirements, the local unit was given latitude to develop their own training products to accomplish the overall training objective,” the spokesperson said in a statement…

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California Schools Cut Meat, Cheese From Lunches To Fight Global Warming – Daily Caller
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Oakland schools partnered with the environmental group Friends of the Earth (FOE) to fight global warming by making student lunches climate-friendly.

FOE gave kids a lunch menu designed to eliminate foods it says are “unsustainable for our planet.” The new menu features far less meat and more plant-based food. Any meat or cheese the school did use came from “pastured, organic dairy cows.” The student’s lunch menu went from beef hot dogs and pepperoni pizza to vegan stir fry tofu and vegan tostadas. The new FOE-approved menu served meat and cheese-less frequently and reduced the portion sizes.

“This is a landmark moment for school food,” Jennifer LeBarre, head of nutrition services for Oakland Unified School District, said in a FOE press statement…

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Kentucky ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Bill Passes Despite Disruption By BLM Racists – American Mirror

Black Lives Matter protesters failed in an attempt to shout down members of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Monday as they voted to approve new legal protections for first responders and police.

House members approved House Bill 14, a so-called Blue Lives Matter bill, in a 77-13 vote as activists in the gallery overlooking the house chamber repeatedly chanted “Black Lives Matter” to voice their opposition, the Courier-Journal reports.

The bill, now on its way to the Senate, follows similar legislation approved in Louisiana that makes it an official hate crime to attack police and first responders because of their occupation. The measure is aimed and deterring fatal ambushes of police officers that have more common in recent years amid protests by Black Lives Matter groups and other organizations over police-involved shootings.

State Rep. Kevin Bratcher, the bill’s sponsor, said he was inspired in part by the shocking ambush in Dallas last summer that left five officers dead and numerous others wounded, WFPL reports.

“You guys don’t know what’s in my heart and I don’t know what’s in your heart, but I don’t know how anybody could vote against this bill,” Bratcher said…

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President Trump To Hold Large Rally At Melbourne, Florida Airport On Saturday – WKMG
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President Donald J. Trump will hold a rally in Melbourne Saturday, the campaign committee Donald J. Trump for President announced.

Trump will appear at a rally that begins at 5 p.m. Saturday held inside the AeroMod International Hangar at Melbourne International Airport. Doors will open at 3 p.m.

People who want to attend can register for the rally here.

The president was last in Central Florida for a December rally in Orlando after winning the 2016 election.

About 10,000 people attended the thank-you tour event at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.

White House officials did not say if Trump will watch the SpaceX launch scheduled for Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral…

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Republican Bill To Eliminate The EPA Is Literally One Sentence Long – Daily Caller

Republican-backed legislation to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is definitely one of the shortest bills Congress has dealt with in a while.

“The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018” is all the bill says regarding EPA’s elimination. The bill’s preamble has more words than its legislative language.

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz introduced the bill in February. The bill has three Republican cosponsors and has been referred to four House committees.

The Huffington Post obtained emails sent from Gaetz’s office in early February, asking other members of Congress to support his bill to terminate the EPA. Three Republican have cosponsored Gaetz’s bill.

“Our small businesses cannot afford to cover the costs associated with compliance, too often leading to closed doors and unemployed Americans,” Rep. Matt Gaetz wrote to colleagues

“It is time to take back our legislative power from the EPA and abolish it permanently,” Gaetz wrote.

Republicans have long dreamed of eliminating or radically restructuring EPA. The GOP’s 2016 platform suggested turning EPA “into an independent bipartisan commission, similar to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, with structural safeguards against politicized science.”…

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Trump Chooses Vice Admiral Robert Harward As New National Security Advisor – Daily Mail
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The Trump administration has offered the job of White House national security adviser, vacated by former U.S. intelligence official Michael Flynn, to Vice Admiral Robert Harward, said two U.S. officials familiar with the matter on Wednesday.

It was not immediately clear if Harward, a former deputy commander of U.S. Central Command who has Navy SEAL combat experience, had accepted the offer, according to sources.

A White House spokesperson had no immediate comment.

Flynn resigned on Monday after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before President Donald Trump took office…

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Andy Puzder Withdraws As Labor Secretary Nominee – Daily Caller

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Labor, CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration Wednesday.

In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Puzder said that he was “honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America’s workers and businesses back on a path to sustainable prosperity.” His Senate hearing was scheduled for the next day.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell informed the White House that Puzder lacked the votes necessary for confirmation, effectively ending any effort to save his nomination.

Following news of his withdrawal, Senate Democrats and representatives took to Twitter, heralding it as a major victory.

Puzder was the focus of an intense campaign by union-backed protesters, Fight for $15 activists and Democrat senators to block his nomination.

He was criticized after admitting to hiring an illegal immigrant housekeeper with his wife. “My wife and I employed a housekeeper for a few years, during which I was unaware that she was not legally permitted to work in the U.S.,” Puzder explained, following the accusations…

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Netanyahu Says There’s ‘No Greater Supporter Of The Jewish People’ Than Trump At Joint Press Conference – Breitbart
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Donald Trump and his staff for their support of Israel during a press conference at the White House on Wednesday.

“I’ve known the president and I’ve known his family and his team for a long time. There is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than president Donald Trump,” Netanyahu said. “I think we should put that to rest.”

Trump was asked by an Israeli reporter about the “sharp rise” in anti-Semitism in the United States after his election as president and suggested that he was “playing with xenophobia and maybe racist tones.”…

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Former DHS Secretary, 3 Other Top Obama Officials Transmitted Sensitive Documents Via Unsecured Email Accounts – Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch today announced it has obtained 216 pages of documents containing official, sensitive emails of Jeh Johnson and three other top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials sent through private, unsecured, webmail-based email accounts. The documents include emails discussing high-level meetings Johnson was to have with the Kuwaiti ambassador and Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry officials, as well as a West African $4.5 million online consumer fraud scam.

The document production came in response to a May 23, 2016, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch after Homeland Security failed to respond to a December 29, 2015, FOIA request seeking emails “relating to official United States Government business sent to or from” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and three other top Homeland Security officials that used “non-‘.gov’” email addresses (Judicial Watch, Inc., v. United States Department of Homeland Security (No. l:l6-cv-00967)).

This is the first production of emails sent through private, web-based email accounts of Johnson, Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Chief of Staff Christian Marrone and General Counsel Stevan Bunnell that were also sent to government email accounts…

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House Intelligence Committee To Launch Probe Into Flynn Phone Tap, Media Leak – Daily Caller
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes does not plan on investigating the circumstances surrounding the resignation of former national security adviser Mike Flynn, but will launch a probe into who leaked the story.

Nunes, whose committee was tasked to investigate Russia’s involvement in cyber attacks during the election, told CNN the panel won’t look into President Donald Trump’s knowledge of the situation due to executive privilege.

The California Republican confirmed to CNN the committee will investigate where the leaks were stemming from…

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Two Dozen Companies Leaving California Over Leftist Economic Policies – KCRA

Two dozen California companies have said they are tired of the business-bashing in Sacramento, along with the high taxes – and they are now threatening to leave the state.

The day after Proposition 30 passed, triggering $6 billion in new annual taxes, Arizona launched a campaign to lure some of California’s top companies.

KCRA 3 has learned that 24 chief executives are flying to Phoenix, Ariz., to explore the land of lower taxes and a much friendlier business environment.

“We can deliver the mayors, we can deliver the CEOs, we can deliver the legislative support,” said Barry Broome, president of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

Broome launched his campaign to recruit California CEOs one day after voters in the Golden State approved Prop 30 last November, and the campaign is working.

Broome said 24 CEOs already have committed to leaving California.

“You start sending the wrong message to those folks and they start voting with their feet,” Broome said.

Dave Albertson is one of the people who found greater opportunities in the Grand Canyon State.

Albertson recently moved his marketing and technology company, Wholesalefund, from California to Arizona, where he now does business in a Scottsdale office park…

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Your CCW Feel-Good Story O’ The Day – Daily Mail
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This is the terrifying moment a suicide bomber blows himself up just yards from a group of Syrian rebel soldiers.

But the ISIS soldier was somewhat unsuccessful in his mission, as he wasn’t close enough to take anyone with him when the bomb went off.

It has sparked comments online such as ‘He needs more practice.’

The footage was shot in Raqqa as the battles for key cities continue.

According to the agency, it shows an ISIS fighters blowing himself near a gathering point for Syrian democratic forces SDF fighters in Raqqa countryside during the running operation ‘Wrath of Euphrates’…

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Child Molester Jerry Sandusky’s Son Arrested, Charged With Child Molestation – USA Today

Jeffrey Sandusky, the son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, was arrested Monday and charged with sexually assaulting two minors, according to the complaint obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

Pennsylvania State Police detained Sandusky on 14 felony counts involving two girls, including solicitation of statutory sexual assault, solicitation of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, six counts of unlawful contact with a minor and two counts each of solicitation to photograph or depict sexual acts, sexual abuse of children and corruption of minors.

The 41-year-old Sandusky is being held on $200,000 bail and is prohibited from any contact with minors.

Sandusky’s father, Jerry, was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys and was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison at the age of 68 – essentially a life sentence.

According to police, Jeffrey Sandusky attempted to obtain explicit material from a minor under the age of 18 – referred to as victim No. 1 – via text messages in March 2016. The minor’s mother was dating Sandusky at the time and had been for six years. Sandusky lived with the woman and her children for five of those years…

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Muslim Migrants Riot In France; Many Paris Streets No-Go Zones As Suburbs Burn – Daily Express
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Polive in Paris are struggling to cope with the fall out from a plague of riots which have kicked off in the city’s northern suburbs.

Five large areas have been reduced to no go areas for the past five nights as masked men cause mayhem on the streets.

Now there are fears the fall out from allegations of police brutality could spread all over the country as unrest in the city grows.

Residents have been on lockdown as armed police tried to tackle the rioters who have caused millions of pounds of damage.

Police were hit with molotov cocktails and the heavy metal balls used in the French game Petanque…

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New York State Worker Racks Up Nearly $180K In Overtime Pay – New York Post

A state technology worker more than tripled her salary last year by running up $179,930 in overtime, records show.

Deborah Casais walked off with total earnings of $247,757 working for the Office of Information Technology Services despite a base salary of $67,827.

That made the Albany-area woman the state overtime champ for 2016.

Casais did not respond to a message left at her home.

Her co-worker Peter Walton made $135,109.18 in overtime on top of the same $67,827 base salary, the records show.

A woman who answered the phone at his home in Latham, an Albany suburb, said he was not there. She refused to take a message and hung up.

Walton’s overtime take, however, was just the fourth highest in the state, with two mental-health center ranking second and third among the state’s top OT earners.

Denise Williams, a treatment assistant at the Kirby Psychiatric Center on Wards Island off Manhattan, pulled in $167,122.13 in OT, on top of her base salary of $71,072…

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Serial Public Masturbator Nabbed, Cops Say – Florida Sun Sentinel
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Looks like Mr. Bean didn’t exactly make a “clean” getaway.

North Port cops took Sean Bean, who they said is a “serial public masturbator,” to the pokey after five women claimed to have seen a dude fiddling with himself, records show, reports WZVN ABC News-7 in Fort Myers.

One of the women allegedly reported some dude banged on a window while peering inside and whacking off.

Bean apparently spilled the beans, leaving behind DNA evidence along with his paw-prints, officers said.

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Noted RINO Squish Says It’s “Highly Likely” The Senate Intelligence Committee Will Investigate General Flynn – Townhall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday that it is “highly likely” the Senate Intelligence Committee will investigate former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for his dealings with Russia and comments to President-elect Mike Pence.

“The Intelligence Committee is already looking at Russian involvement in our election. Sen. Blunt has indicated that it’s highly likely they’d want to take a look at this episode as well,” he said. McConnell also noted that the committee has the power to “look at whatever they choose to.”

On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that Flynn was asked to resign by President Donald Trump.

“We got to a point not based on a legal issue, but based on a trust issue with a level of trust between the president and General Flynn had eroded to the point where he felt he had to make a change. The president was very concerned that General Flynn had misled the vice president and others,” Spicer said…

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House Oversight Committee Chairman Refuses To Join Flynn Witch-Hunt – The Hill
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House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Tuesday that his panel won’t investigate the circumstances that led to Michael Flynn stepping down Monday as President Trump’s national security adviser.

Instead, Chaffetz deferred to the House Intelligence Committee, which is already investigating Russia’s attempt to influence the presidential elections, a scope that includes campaign communications with the Russian government.

“I think that situation has taken care of itself. I know that the Intel committee is looking into the hacking issue,” Chaffetz told reporters…

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Kim Jong Un’s Estranged Brother Murdered In Malaysia – Bloomberg

The oldest half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was murdered in Malaysia on Monday, according to a South Korean government official.

Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of former leader Kim Jong Il, had lived outside the country for years. The official, who asked not to be identified due to government policy, said poison was involved in his death, but provided no other details.

Two unidentified women killed Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur’s airport with a poison needle before fleeing in a taxi, YTN television station reported, citing a government source.

Malaysia police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement a 46 year-old North Korean male sought assistance at the airport but died en route to hospital. His travel document identified him as Kim Chol, he said, adding an investigation is underway and a post mortem request made.

Kim Jong Nam fell out of favor with his father after he was caught trying to enter Japan using a fake Dominican Republic passport in 2001, according to Japanese reporter Yoji Gomi, who wrote a book about him. Kim Jong Nam had been critical of Kim Jong Un, reportedly saying in 2012 that he “won’t last long” because of his youth and inexperience. The two brothers have different mothers…

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Nancy Pelosi Attacks Trump White House Based On Quote From Fake Flynn Twitter Account – Mediaite
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Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi attacked the Trump White House Tuesday based on a quote from a parody Twitter account purporting to belong to ousted Trump advisor Michael Flynn.

“I didn’t know until I heard from our colleague that the tweet of General Flynn today was ‘scapegoat.’ Scapegoat, do you know what a scapegoat is…?” she asked during a press conference. “The inference to be drawn from his statement is that other people have blame that should be shared in all of this.”

“I have a tweet I’m going to make, I’m telling my staff right now; it’s not scapegoat, it’s stonewall,” she continued. “And that’s exactly what the Republicans in Congress are doing.”…

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Trump Administration Sanctions Venezuelan Vice President For Drug Trafficking – USA Today

The Trump administration imposed sanctions Monday against Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami, accusing him of playing a significant role in international drug trafficking.

The Treasury Department has been investigating El Aissami for years over his alleged relations with Venezuela’s largest convicted drug trafficker and a Middle Eastern militant group, resulting in the decision to designate him a narcotics trafficker under the federal “Kingpin Act.”

The department said he orchestrated drug shipments from a Venezuelan air base and multiple seaports, some weighing more than 2,200 pounds per shipment.

The department also sanctioned Samark Lopez Bello, a Venezeulan businessman accused of being El Aissami’s frontman. Lopez Bello helped launder money through a network of 13 companies in the U.S., Venezuela, Panama, the British Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

Treasury officials would not comment on whether the Justice Department will seek indictments against the two men. But the sanctions include freezing all their U.S.-based assets, which include a twin-engine Gulfstream jet, and blocking all their U.S.-based companies and properties…

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Obama-Appointed Secret Service Director Resigns – The Hill
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Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy plans to retire next month, just more than two years after he was brought back to fix the scandal-plagued agency.

Clancy informed his staff this morning that he plans to step down from his post on March 4, a spokesperson confirmed.

“As all of you know, President Trump and his administration have been very supportive of this agency and of me personally which makes this a very difficult decision,” Clancy wrote in a letter to agency personnel, according to USA Today.

Then-President Obama asked Clancy, a former presidential-detail head, to return to the Secret Service in 2014 after a series of security breaches and a prostitution scandal marred its reputation…

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Here Are The Top 3 Most Likely Replacements For General Flynn – Daily Signal

President Donald Trump is considering three former high-ranking military officials for the post of national security adviser, after the Monday resignation of Michael Flynn.

Trump is considering retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, retired Gen. David Petraeus, and retired Adm. Robert Harward to replace Flynn. Harward is reportedly the favorite to succeed Flynn. He served as a deputy to then-Gen. James Mattis while both were in U.S. Central Command and does not carry the controversy or age of the other picks.

“There are a handful of good options, but it’s clear he’s at the top of the list,” a senior administration official told Politico Tuesday.

Both Kellogg and Petraeus served critical roles in the U.S. war in Iraq. Kellogg served as a major figure in the 2004 Coalition Provisional Authority, which served as the government of Iraq until the nationwide elections in 2005. He is currently serving as the interim national security adviser to Trump, served as one of Flynn’s deputies in the White House, and is currently 72 years old. Kellogg was also one of the early backers of the Trump campaign, and served as a foreign policy adviser early on…

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Senate Unanimously Confirms David Shulkin As Trump’s VA Secretary – Washington Times
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The Senate unanimously confirmed David Shulkin on Monday night as President Trump’s new secretary of veterans affairs, putting the first nonveteran ever in charge of the agency with a $182 billion budget and chronic unresolved challenges from the Obama administration in providing health care for veterans.

A practicing physician, Mr. Shulkin has served since July 2015 as undersecretary for the agency’s largest division, the Veterans Health Administration, which has about 300,000 employees in more than 1,200 health care facilities serving nearly 9 million veterans annually.

He takes over a department saddled with scandals, from delays in veterans’ care to the payment of millions in taxpayer-funded bonuses for employees to retaliation against whistleblowers…

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Hungarian PM Cracks Down On Refugee Invasion, Calls Out George Soros For Using “Tons Of Money And Heavy Artillery” To Influence Politics – 100PercentFedUp

Will anyone our U.S. government call out and expose the effect 187 radical organizations directly funded by leftist George Soros have on our nation? When will our elected officials start exposing his influence Soros’ large tentacles have on influencing the Democrat Party and anarchist groups in America, leading to riots and unrest by paid protesters in America? Will the world continue to cower when it comes to the secret dealings of radical globalist George Soros, who is fighting for open-borders in Europe and in the U.S.? Or will we start to really expose him by openly discussing his actions and revealing the truth about his “seemingly benign” organizations like one brave Hungarian prime minister is doing?

Hungary’s populist prime minister on Friday lashed out against billionaire financier George Soros, claiming he and groups backed by him want to secretly influence the country’s politics.

In his annual state of the nation speech, Viktor Orban said groups partly funded by Soros, who was born in Hungary, needed to be made transparent and identifiable.

“Large-bodied predators are swimming here in the waters. This is the trans-border empire of George Soros, with tons of money and international heavy artillery,” said Orban, who received a Soros-funded scholarship as Hungary was transitioning from communism to democracy in the late 1980s…

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Senate Confirms Linda McMahon As Head Of SBA – Washington Free Beacon
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The Senate confirmed WWE co-founder Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration on Tuesday.

McMahon, 68, who along with her husband Vince turned World Wrestling Entertainment into a $1.5 billion business, received bipartisan support by a vote of 81-19.

McMahon had unsuccessfully run for Senate twice in Connecticut. Her opponent in 2012, Sen. Chris Murphy, called her “unquestionably qualified” to head the SBA.

McMahon, who stepped down as CEO of WWE in 2009, said her goal is to “revitalize a spirit of entrepreneurship in America.” She said strengthening a small business disaster relief program would be her first priority…

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600 Illegal Aliens Arrested In 11 States Over Past Week – Daily Mail

Hundreds of illegal immigrants across 11 states were arrested last week as part of targeted operations, federal immigration officials revealed on Sunday.

A series of raids by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers saw around 600 people apprehended.

The agency said the operations were ‘routine’.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday morning to proclaim his commitment to a crackdown on crime.

He tweeted: ‘The crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise. Gang members, drug dealers & others are being removed!’

Immigration was a key platform of the billionaire’s presidential campaign before his election in November 2016.

The president plans to build a wall across the Mexican border to prevent to stop what he calls the ‘unprecedented surge’ of illegal migrants from Central America.

The raids are the first coordinated efforts by ICE under the Trump administration to arrest targeted undocumented migrants…

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Russian Comedian Prank Calls Dumber-Than-Dirt Maxine Waters Posing As Ukrainian Prime Minister – American Mirror
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A Russian comedian has posted a phone conversation on his Facebook page he claims is with California Congresswoman Maxine Waters in which he poses as the prime minister of Ukraine.

And Waters falls for it – hard.

“I was surprised to hear that you called me,” Waters tells a man known as Vovan, “but I’m delighted to talk with you.”

The comedian, posing as Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, and Waters discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia and Donald Trump’s position on them.

He went on to tell Waters that he has “good relations with Ms. Clinton.”…

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Brazil’s Two Largest Newspapers Forced By Government To Delete Story Embarrassing To President – The Intercept

A major assault on basic press freedom occurred today in Brazil, perpetrated by the government of President Michel Temer, his wife, Marcela, and a Brazilian judge. As a result, the nation’s two largest newspapers – Folha de S.Paulo and O Globo – were forced to delete a news article that each had published about a matter of great public interest.

Because one of the goals in creating The Intercept was to defend and vindicate press freedom around the world, we are publishing the censored materials so that the public can see them (see below). Few things are more dangerous than politicians and courts joining to tell newspapers what they can and cannot report, and we will do what we can to rectify that attack on the public’s right to know.

The case in question arises out of the attempted blackmail of the first lady and the president by a hacker who last April cloned her iPhone and stole all of its data. The hacker, Silvonei Jose de Jesus Souza, was sentenced to five years and 11 months in prison for the attempted blackmail, after he demanded that Marcela pay him R$ 300,000 (US$ 90,000) to avoid disclosure of the materials. He was also convicted of having used his access to her iPhone to defraud her brother out of a R$ 15,000 (US$ 4,500) payment…

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Georgetown University Professor Defends Slavery, Rape Under Islam – WorldNetDaily
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A Georgetown University professor who teaches about Islamic civilization delivered a lecture on slavery to a gathering at the International Institute for Islamic Thought – an organization with suspected ties to the Muslim Brotherhood – and told the attendees that modern society tends to needlessly agonize over the morality of owning people as property. Why?

Because “there is no such thing as slavery,” professor Jonathan Brown said, the Investigative Project reported.

Brown, a 39-year-old convert to Islam, read from his paper, “Slavery and Islam” about the “Problems of Slavery” during his lecture. Following, he fielded several questions from the audience, offering up such food for thought as his view that slavery cannot be defined as an outright evil because there are so many different kinds – slavery based on religion versus gender, for example…

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Senate Confirms Steve Mnuchin For Treasury Secretary – Breitbart

The successful confirmation of President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees continued when senators voted 53-to-47 to confirm Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary Monday.

Mnuchin is a Wall Street financier, who has worked for Goldman Sachs and ran his own investment funds and vehicles. In the 2016 presidential campaign, Mnuchin was the national finance chairman for the president’s campaign.

After the “Great Recession,” in 2009, Mnuchin and his partners and investors purchased IndyMac, a troubled California bank that was in the center of the real estate boom and bust. Six years later, after Mnuchin renamed the bank OneWest and worked through its issues, he sold it off. However, Democrats targeted the way Mnuchin and his team worked through the issues, claiming that he was insensitive to people losing their homes because they could not keep up with mortgages from the old IndyMac bank.

The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R.-Utah), said on the Senate floor shortly before the vote that these allegations were unfair and untrue.

Hatch said there was a double standard for nominations. For a Republican nominee any charge, no matter how flimsy, was enough for Democrats to oppose a nominee. But, for Democratic nominees, no charge ever seemed enough…

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Michael Flynn Resigns From NSC After Misleading VP On Russia Sanctions Call – Daily Caller
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National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday amid accusations he misled Vice President Mike Pence about a call he had with the Russian ambassador, in which he reportedly discussed sanctions levied against Moscow.

White House sources told Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs the news Monday evening.

A White House statement released Monday confirmed that President Donald Trump was evaluating the situation and speaking to the vice president about the candid conversation that Pence had with Flynn.

“The president is evaluating the situation,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said…

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United Airlines Pilot Removed From Plane After Ranting To Passengers About Her Divorce, Trump And Clinton – Daily Mail

An unidentified female United Airlines pilot was removed from a plane before a flight from Austin to San Francisco Saturday evening.

United flight 455 was scheduled to depart Austin–Bergstrom International Airport at 5:02pm but was delayed for more than two hours after the pilot went on what passengers described as a ‘rant’.

The pilot came into the cabin wearing ‘street clothes’ and talked to passengers over the intercom about her divorce and the presidential election, passenger Randy Reiss told KVUE.

Reiss said the pilot also mentioned that she was going to be on Oprah.

Passengers said the pilot called President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton ‘a*******’.

Some of the pilot’s comments rattled passengers, causing them to question her ability to fly the plane.

‘She said, “Sorry I’m late, the reason I’m late is I’m going through a divorce” Reiss told BuzzFeed News.

‘It quickly went from playful to scary’.

At first the pilot seemed friendly, said Reiss, but things took an awkward turn when she pointed out an interracial couple sitting in first class…

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Canadian Man Found Not Guilty Of Beheading Bus Passenger Due To Mental Illness Is Set Free – Breitbart
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A Canadian man who was found not guilty for the beheading and cannibalizing of a Greyhound bus passenger due to mental illness has been set free.

Manitoba’s Criminal Code Review Board announced that it gave Will Baker, formerly known as Vince Li, an absolute discharge Friday, meaning he is no longer subject to any conditions or monitoring, the Associated Press reported.

The board “is of the opinion that the weight of evidence does not substantiate that Mr. Baker poses a significant threat to the safety of the public,” according to the decision.

Baker’s doctor, Jeffrey Waldman, told the board he was confident Baker would continue to take his medication and work with the treatment team…

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Obama’s Sick New Job With Anti-American Organization To Sabotage Trump – Mad World News

Barack Obama isn’t wasting any time going after President Donald Trump. In fact, he’s starting his new job with a hardcore anti-American, anti-Trump organization. Obama is going back to his roots in community organizing, and he isn’t hiding his agenda. However, what he is hiding will shock you, and we’ve uncovered everything the mainstream media won’t tell you about his new job. This will completely piss you off.

Obama’s been working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a shadow government to not only protect his threatened legacy but to sabotage the incoming Trump administration and its popular “America First” agenda.

Using the organization Organizing for Action (OFA), Obama intends to organize anti-Trump agitators like we saw at UC Berkeley, and the end game is to sabotage Trump’s presidency. Far-fetched? Not if you know Obama’s real passion, which is to make America a socialist state with no borders.

The New York Post reports, [Obama is] doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action. Normally you’d expect an organization set up to support a politician and his agenda to close up shop after that candidate leaves office, but not Obama’s OFA. Rather, it’s gearing up for battle, with a growing war chest and more than 250 offices across the country…

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Hungarian Mayor’s Muslim Migrant Crackdown Makes Trump Look Liberal – Daily Mail
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At first glance, the video looks like a Hollywood thriller. Set to strident, aggressive music, it shows a group of muscular men using motorbikes, helicopters and even horses to race across the countryside in pursuit of human quarry.

When the targets are captured, they are wrestled to the ground and their hands bound as the patrol members, in camouflage clothing, stand menacingly over them.

But the ‘narrator’ whose voice can be heard over these chilling scenes is not a highly-paid movie star. He is, in fact, a provincial politician, and his message is unequivocal: ‘Hungary is a bad choice for migrants.’…

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Congress Investigates Federal Climate Study After Whistleblower Exposes Fake Science – The Federalist

Congress is ramping up its investigation into a key climate study, now under further scrutiny after a federal whistleblower raised more questions about it this week. The scandal some are referring to as “Climategate Two” is quickly escalating after Dr. John Bates, a former top scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), exposed how an ex-colleague mishandled a report on global warming right before a major international climate conference in 2015.

House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said during a Tuesday hearing that NOAA “has deceived the American people by falsifying data to justify a partisan agenda.” He will now push for all documents related to the climate study, materials he requested via subpoena in 2015 after Obama Administration officials refused to disclose them.

What Bates Revealed About a Famous Climate Study

The explosive allegations from Dr. Bates were detailed in the Daily Mail and on the scientific blog, Climate, Etc. on February 5. Bates accuses Tom Karl, former director of the NOAA office responsible for climate data, of manipulating temperature readings, failing to archive data, and ignoring agency protocols to rush publishing his study that debunked the well-known pause in global warming at the beginning of this century…

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Bill To Split ‘Nutty’ 9th Circuit Court Gains Momentum – Western Journalism
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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is in the crosshairs of Republican lawmakers seeking to speed up the court’s business and limit its controversial overreach.

These efforts may gain a new head of steam following the the court’s decision Thursday to uphold the temporary restraining order on President Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees.

For Republican lawmakers, the actions of the court are nothing new.

In a statement released after the Thursday decision, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said, “No one familiar with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals should be surprised at today’s ruling.”…

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Mexican Woman In Texas Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison For Voter Fraud – Fox News

A Mexican citizen living in Texas was sentenced this week to eight years in prison for voting illegally in elections in 2012 and 2014.

Rosa Maria Ortega, 37, was found guilty Wednesday on two counts of illegal voting after she falsely claimed to be a United States citizen and voted at least five times between 2012 and 2014.

A jury sentenced her Thursday to eight years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

The Dallas News reported Ortega voted in the November 2012 election and May 2014 GOP primary runoff in Dallas County.

According to Fox 4 News, Ortega’s identity came into question after she tried to register to vote twice in Tarrant County. Both applications were denied.

She had voted in five elections in Dallas before her registration was canceled in April 2015.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton – for whom Ortega voted in 2014 – assisted in the prosecution.

“This case shows how serious Texas is about keeping its elections secure, and the outcome sends a message that violators of the state’s election law will be prosecuted to the fullest,” he said…

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Illegals Scatter Like Roaches As Trump Immigration Raids Begin In Multiple States – Freedom Daily
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Officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement aka ICE conducted raids in at least 6 states this week, arresting illegal alien criminals in a major sweep that gives us a glimpse into what’s to come under a “law & order” Trump administration.

The raids took place in Georgia, Illinois, New York, California, and North & South Carolina. Illegal criminals were arrested at their homes and workplaces. Immigration watchers say that raids also took place in the states of Florida, Kansas, Texas and Virginia.

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Tex.) told the Washington Post that he talked to an official at ICE’s San Antonio office, and that they confirmed they had “launched a targeted operation in South and Central Texas as part of Operation Cross Check.”…

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Judge Forcing Town To Return $3 Million To Residents Fined By Traffic Cameras – Real Strategy

A Butler County judge has ordered the village of New Miami to refund $3 million in fines to motorists ticketed for speeding by traffic light cameras. The ruling was issued Wednesday by Butler County Judge Michael Oster, who said the money amounted to unjust enrichment of the village.

The cameras were ruled unconstitutional in 2014 by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Michael J. Sage, who approved class action status. That ruling allowed the drivers to seek refunds. Nearly 45,000 citations were issued in just 15 months, and though motorists were permitted to challenge the tickets, the judge saw the administrative system as unfairly favoring the village and police.

Of the $3 million collected in fines, 60% of the revenue went to the village while 40% went to the traffic light company running the program. The village’s attorney plans to take the case to the Supreme Court, claiming the village should not be responsible for funds it did not receive, seemingly ignoring the fact that it was responsible for implementing the unconstitutional program and collecting the fines in the first place.

This article (Judge Forcing Town to Return $3 Million to Residents Fined by Traffic Cameras) is free and open source…

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More Taxpayer Dollars Get Flushed Down Obamacare Toilet – Daily Caller
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An Oregon insurer got a leg up in a court ruling in an ongoing battle over whether the federal government owes billions to insurers who volunteered to participate in Obamacare exchanges and lost money.

A U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled Thursday evening that the federal government owes Moda Health $214 million in risk corridor payments as promised by the Affordable Care Act. Over a dozen similar lawsuits have been filed against the government, but this the first win for an insurer, according to Axios.

Moda is one of several insurance companies currently suing the U.S. over the payments they believe were promised as part of the arrangements for participating in offering health insurance plans on Obamacare exchanges across the country…

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Florida Lawmakers Introduce Bill Banning ‘Sanctuary Cities’ – Breitbart

Florida Republican lawmakers have have introduced legislation that will target “sanctuary” cities and counties, along with the elected officials that support them, that don’t cooperate with federal enforcement of immigration law.

Sen. Aaron Bean (R-Fernandina Beach) and Rep. Larry Metz (R-Yalaha) introduced SB 786 and HB 697, known as the “Rule of Law Adherence Act,” Wednesday in Tallahassee, the Miami Herald reported.

The bills seek to ban “sanctuary policies” in Florida and create fines and penalties for state agencies, local governments, or law enforcement agencies that use these policies and don’t comply with federal immigration law.

“The one thing that everybody should know in our country is: We can’t choose which laws we’ll obey or which laws we don’t obey,” said Bean.

The bills define a “sanctuary policy” as any “law, policy, practice, procedure, or custom adopted or permitted” by a state, local, or law enforcement agency “which contravenes or which knowingly prohibits or impedes a law enforcement agency from communicating or cooperating with a federal immigration agency with respect to federal immigration enforcement.”…

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Angela Merkel Offers Migrants Millions In Cash Handouts To Return Home – Daily Mail
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Angela Merkel will offer cash handouts worth millions of pounds for migrants to leave Germany in an effort to silence criticism of her ‘open-door’ border policy.

In a highly-embarrassing U-turn over the ill-fated plan, which saw 1.2million migrants flock to the country, Mrs Merkel has now vowed to send many of them home.

The German chancellor agreed a package of measures to speed up the deportation process for an estimated 450,000 migrants who have been rejected asylum.

The controversial plan, which marks a significant toughening of previous proposals, includes a £76million scheme that will offer migrants cash incentives to leave Germany voluntarily…

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Crazed Leftist Teacher In Tennessee Fired After Wishing Death On Trump Supporters – WGHP

A substitute teacher in Tennessee has been fired because of a post on Facebook about President Donald Trump’s supporters.

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the post in question was on Nov. 9, 2016, at 9:29 a.m.

The post read:

“The only good Trump supporter is a dead Trump supporter.”

Rutherford County Schools spokesman James Evans said in a statement Thursday that the school district received several messages on Wednesday about “a substitute teacher who is accused of making inappropriate, threatening comments on social media during the work day.”

Evans said the school district contracts with PESG to provide substitute teachers and has notified the contractor that the substitute teacher, David Colin, will no longer be permitted to work in Rutherford County Schools.

“PESG has indicated it will conduct an internal investigation of the allegations immediately,” Evans said…

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The Ninth Circuit: Dangerously Out Of Order – Matthew Vadum
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Three unelected federal judges in San Francisco yesterday ordered the Trump administration to continue accepting visitors and would-be immigrants from seven dangerous countries that are incubators of Muslim terrorism.

When President Trump learned his temporary ban on the admission of aliens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen that was put on hold Feb. 3 by Seattle-based Judge James L. Robart would continue in abeyance, he got on Twitter immediately.

At 6:35 p.m. Eastern time he tweeted in all caps: “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”

The open-borders crowd doesn’t have a legal leg to stand on. That may be why at a press conference celebrating the outrageous ruling, a member of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s (D) team deployed the phrase “social justice” to justify the decision…

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New York Times, Washington Post, And Guardian Apparently Buying Internet Traffic From China – USA Politics Today

For the better part of a year the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Guardian have been propaganda factories for the Democratic Party in an attempt to take down President Trump, but those days seem to be coming to an end soon.

The New York Times claims to have the highest traffic they have had recently because of Donald Trump, but these numbers were a lie.

The only thing keeping these “news” outlets alive now are their billionaire owners that are bleeding money to keep them alive.

This is because all three of these sites have been buying traffic from China to make them seem credible and that they are still doing well, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

The New York Times late last year vacated 8 floors of its flagship office in New York without explanation but now we have an explanation.

Looking at Alexa website rankings the evidence for Chinese paid clicks couldn’t be more obvious.

Seeing as the New York Times is banned from China it is very surprising to see that they have any traffic from China let alone as of January 1st a quarter of their overall traffic from China and as of yesterday half of their overall traffic…

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Alabama Attorney General Approinted To Sessions’ Seat In Senate – Western Journalism
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Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has been appointed to replace former Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who was sworn in as attorney general Thursday morning.

Strange, who was formally appointed by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Thursday morning, was scheduled to be sworn in as Sessions’ replacement Thursday afternoon.

Republicans, who hold a 52-seat majority in the Senate, moved quickly to ensure that there were enough votes on hand to support upcoming confirmations of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet members. Votes on Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to be the secretary of health and human services, and Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary are expected to be party-line votes…

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416 Whales Stranded On New Zealand Beach, Hundreds Dead – Breitbart

As many as 300 beached whales died in New Zealand while a small army of volunteers and conservation workers tried to save another 100 that were still alive.

The mass beaching happened at Farewell Spit, a narrow sand spit at the northern end of Golden Bay, on New Zealand’s south island. Tidal changes in the waterway can change water depth drastically, leaving fish and marine mammals stranded, which is what appears to have happened to a pod of 416 pilot whales that were beached Thursday night.

Rescue workers and volunteers said 250 to 300 of the whales died after being stranded on the sand for half a day. Another 100 were refloated when the high tide returned Friday afternoon and of them, 80 to 90 whales were able to swim to deeper water and survived.

The remaining whales were being cared for by more than 500 volunteers coordinated by the marine mammal conservation group Project Jonah. Volunteers kept the whales comfortable on the beach awaiting another high tide Saturday morning, when officials said they hoped the remaining 40 or 50 whales would be able to swim back out to sea.

The New Zealand Department of Conservation said Thursday’s incident was the third-largest whale stranding in the nation’s history, according to data that reaches back to the 19th century…

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Trump, Japanese PM Make Not-So-Subtle Digs At China In Joint Press Conference – Daily Caller
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President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took several shots at China in a joint press conference at the White House Friday.

Without ever directly calling China out by name, the two heads of state suggested that China will not be permitted to use force to alter the status quo in the disputed East China Sea.

“We are committed to the security of Japan and all areas under its administrative control,” Trump explained, adding that the “U.S.-Japanese alliance is the cornerstone for peace and stability in the Pacific.”

Calling Japan an “important and steadfast ally,” Trump further noted that together, Japan and the U.S. will build “impenetrable defenses.”…

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Lynch Mob In Brazil Breaks Accused Child Killer Out Of Jail, Throws Her On Bonfire – Daily Mail

A furious crowd threw a woman suspected of killing a two year old boy on a bonfire after an angry mob stormed a police station in Brazil.

The 30-year-old woman was dragged outside after the 500-strong group broke down the doors to her cell.

She was being held on suspicion of starting a fire which claimed the life of a toddler.

A five-year-old child, named Marlon Buzaglo Campos, also suffered serious burns in the blaze, Globo reports.

Cars around the police station in Novo Aripuana were set alight, and the suspect was dragged by her hair onto the roaring flames.

Overrun officers had to call for backup during the raid, which saw the woman seriously injured.

Amazonas Civil Police said in a statement: ‘Police reinforcement arrived following the events of this Tuesday.

‘The Civil Police requested reinforcements from the Military Police Command (CPM), which sent a troop of full military police in Borba, a municipality 151 km away from the capital, and eight other police officers of the Command Special Police (CPE) of Manaus, by means of a chartered aircraft…

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Planned Parenthood Workers Who Reached Abortion Sales Quota Goals Were Rewarded With Pizza Parties – Washington Standard
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Could you imagine having a job where you had to meet an “abortion sales quota” every month? According to a shocking new investigation, this was actually happening at Planned Parenthood clinics all over the nation, and workers that reached abortion sales quota goals were rewarded with pizza parties and other incentives.

Every year, Planned Parenthood murders hundreds of thousands of precious little children, but that isn’t good enough for them, and so they have their workers aggressively push abortions to the vulnerable young women who come into their facilities.

It is a national disgrace, and Planned Parenthood should be defunded by Congress immediately. But of course Planned Parenthood was never defunded after it was revealed that they systematically harvest baby parts and sell them off to the highest bidder, and so many observers are pessimistic that they will be defunded now…

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Texas Senate Abolishes Sanctuary Cities – Truth Revolt

On Wednesday, just days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that strips sanctuary states and cities of federal funding if they “attempt to shield aliens from deportation,” the Texas State Senate approved a bill that withholds state funding for sanctuary cities in which police fail to enforce immigration laws.

Under Senate Bill 4, law enforcement in cities, counties and on college campuses would have to hold an arrested person in custody while US Customs and Immigration Enforcement looks into his or her immigration status. If the entities fail to do so, they could be denied state grant money.

On Tuesday, Texas state senators passed the bill along party lines, with 20 Republicans in favor and 11 Democrats opposed, according to CNN. The bill then went through a procedural vote the next day and is now headed to the House.

“Elected officials do not get to pick and choose which laws they will obey,” said Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in a prepared statement. “Today’s action in the Senate helps ensure that Sheriffs and officials across Texas comply with federal immigration laws and honor Immigration and Custom Enforcement detainer requests that keep dangerous criminals off of our streets.”…

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Democratic Senators Line Up To Support Gorsuch Vote – Daily Caller
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Nine Democratic senators have publicly committed to holding a floor vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, almost assuring his confirmation.

Though Gorsuch will almost certainly be confirmed on a floor vote by the strength of the Republican majority alone, the GOP must attract a handful of Democratic senators to their side in the event of a filibuster.

There are, for the moment, 52 Republicans in the chamber. That number will, if only for a short time, fall to 51 when Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is installed as U.S. attorney general. Unlike other federal judicial nominees, Supreme Court nominees are subject to filibuster, which can only be ended with the support of 60 senators…

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Archaeologists Announce New Dead Sea Scrolls Discovery – WorldNetDaily

It hasn’t happened since 1956, but Israeli archaeologists are announcing the discovery of a new cave – the 12th so far – used by Jews of the Second Temple era to hide scrolls containing copies of the Hebrew Bible and other texts.

“This is one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries, and the most important in the last 60 years, in the caves of Qumran,” said Oren Gutfield of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology, co-discoverer with his colleague Ahiad Ovadia.

The discovery and excavation were part of “Operation Scroll,” a program of the Israel Antiquities Authority to systematically survey the Judean Desert to identify all its caves and to explore them.

The present find was the initiative of one Operation Scroll volunteer, Professor Randall Price who serves on the faculty of Liberty University, that brought about the excavation of the cave that had been briefly examined in 1993.

Price received permission last year for the excavation he helped carry out with Liberty University volunteers last month with Gutfield and Ovadia.

The new discovery, designated Q12, revealed that at one time, the cave had contained scrolls but all had been looted, as determined by a pair of iron pickax heads from the 1950s found at the site…

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New York Times Admits They Cooked The Numbers To Keep Gosnell Book Off Bestseller List – 100PercentFedUp
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Gosnell is the untold story of America’s most prolific serial killer. Authors Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer asked consumers to buy the book during the first week it was available in books stores and online, as book sales in the first week would count towards their goal of making the New York Times bestseller list. Within three days, they made an incredible announcement: “Gosnell – The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer is now sold out both on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!”

But guess whose book didn’t make the NYT’s bestseller list? And even more importantly, guess why it didn’t make the NYT’s bestseller list? If you guessed they kept it off the bestseller list because the book shines a light on the media cover-up of an unbelievably gruesome story about a real-life monster who killed babies in the most unimaginable way, you would be correct…

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Dumbass Arrested For Offering Girl Scouts Vodka For Cookies – American Mirror

An Oklahoma drunk was hauled off by Ardmore police after local Girl Scouts reported he tried to negotiate a deal: vodka for cookies.

Young girls with the local Girl Scouts were selling cookies inside a mall off Commerce and 12th streets around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, when they reported a middle-aged man stumbled up to their booth reeking of booze and offered an inappropriate proposal.

“They were trying to sell their Girl Scout cookies and apparently a male subject approached them, asked them if he could trade vodka for Girl Scout cookies,” Ardmore Police Capt. Keith Ingle told KXII.

Ingle said officers identified the subject as 45-year-old Jerry Swanson, who was allegedly so intoxicated he could hardly stand up straight.

“He didn’t have anything to say about it, he didn’t even know what they were talking about,” Ingle said. “He was unsteady on his feet and basically had to place him in the police car … barely able to walk.”

Police report none of the girls were harmed in the incident, though several locals were disgusted by the situation…

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Trump Breaks Ice With Chinese President, Sends Thank You Letter Seeking “Constructive Relationship” – Zero Hedge
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After a fiery start to his foreign policy overtures, Trump is gradually normalizing his approach to international diplomacy.

On the same day as relations with Mexico appeared to return to normal, following reports of an upcoming meeting between Rex Tillerson and his Mexican counterpart, and days ahead of the much anticipated summit with Japan’s PM Abe, Trump “broke the ice” with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a letter that marked the U.S. president’s first direct communication with the Chinese leader since he took office, in which he said he looked forward to working with him to develop relations.

Trump thanked Xi for a congratulatory letter and wished the Chinese people a happy Year of the Rooster, according to White House spokesman Sean Spicer…

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I Have Seen First-Hand The Abuse And Fraud In The U.S. Refugee Program – Mary Doetsch

I fully support President Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily halts admissions from the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and bans travel from nationals of countries that potentially pose a security risk to the United States; however, I don’t think the action goes far enough. Further, I believe there are many people throughout the country who feel the same way.

As a recently retired 25-year veteran of the U.S. Department of State who served almost eight years as a refugee coordinator throughout the Middle East, Africa, Russia and Cuba, I have seen first-hand the abuses and fraud that permeate the refugee program and know about the entrenched interests that fight every effort to implement much-needed reform.

Despite claims of enhanced vetting, the reality is that it is virtually impossible to vet an individual who has no type of an official record, particularly in countries compromised by terrorism. U.S. immigration officials simply rely on the person’s often rehearsed and fabricated “testimony.” I have personally seen this on hundreds of occasions.

As a refugee coordinator, I saw the exploitations, inconsistencies and security lapses in the program, and I advocated strongly for change. Nonetheless, during the past decade and specifically under the Obama administration, the Refugee Admissions Program continued to expand blindly, seemingly without concern for security or whether it served the best interests of its own citizens…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Question that was read by Carol Hardaway:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“This man is questionable,” Water said.

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

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France: Anti-Christian Attacks Rise 245 Percent – Breitbart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everyone ‘will be expected to participate’

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

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

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

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Why Dems Love Suicidal Immigration Policies – David Kupelian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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