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  • What Has Obama Done to Us, and How Was He Able to Do It?

    01/20/2017 5:14:07 AM PST · by Kaslin
    American Thinker ^ | January 20, 2017 | Richard Winchester
    Now that his time as president has come to an end, it’s time to ask what Barack Obama has done to the country, and how he has been able to do it. Obama is the most left-wing president in American history. Never mind his speech at the 2004 Democrat National Nomination Convention, or during the run-up to the 2008 election, when he was presenting himself as a moderate. Someone scrutinizing Obama’s history, including his early years in and out of the U.S., his time in school, his stint as a Chicago community organizer, his law school experiences, and his political...
  • Laz Laz wherefore are thou Laz?

    01/20/2017 5:12:48 AM PST · by freedumb2003 · 4 replies
    me ^ | 1/20/2017 | Me
    Where are you Laz? This is IT. Day zero! We need your daily 3 AM post!
  • Ohio State offers Inauguration Day ‘safe space’

    01/20/2017 5:12:44 AM PST · by markomalley
    The College Fix ^ | 1/20/17 | Amanda Tidwell
    Ohio State University will offer a “safe space” for students today as the nation inaugurates Republican Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.“The purpose of this event is to foster a safe space for the Ohio State campus community to connect with one another, support aspirations, and empower growth and change,” organizers state.The “I, too, am America” event is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include three concurrent offerings from noon to 3 p.m.: a screening of the inauguration festivities in one room; another room set aside to “pause, reflect and share”; and a third...
  • Donald Trump has surrendered his Android phone [for a secure gov't phone]

    01/20/2017 5:10:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    The Verge ^ | 1/20/17 | Amar Toor
    Donald Trump has given up his beloved Android phone ahead of today’s inauguration, the Associated Press reports, though it is unclear what type of device he will use in the White House. According to The New York Times, Trump is now using a more secure, encrypted handset that was approved by the Secret Service. He also has a different phone number, the Times reports, citing people close to the president-elect.Trump uses his Android phone to tweet, and he tweets a lot. He’s also been very accessible throughout the presidential campaign and transition, taking calls from reporters, politicians, and world leaders....
  • A Surprising German Editorial: A De Facto Schism in the Church [Catholic Caucus]

    01/20/2017 5:07:54 AM PST · by Petrosius
    One Peter Five ^ | January 18, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    Out of Germany there now come to us some newly unexpected and surprisingly strong words. For, the candid source is that same national Catholic newspaper, Die Tagespost, and that same Rome Correspondent – Guido Horst himself – whom we had just a few days ago politely criticized for his claim that the debate about Amoris Laetitia is – and should be – now over and closed. To do justice to this new important 16 January editorial statement from Germany, I shall therefore present a translation in full of Horst’s somewhat short but incisive statement concerning the current situation in the...
  • Larry Elder: Trump 'Disrespects' The Intel Community? What About Obama's Iraq Bug-Out?

    01/20/2017 5:05:31 AM PST · by expat_panama · 2 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Jan. 19, 2017 5:00 AM ET | LARRY ELDER
    President Obama and his team still engage in a hissy fit over Donald Trump's questioning Obama's place of birth... ...in 2000, a number of disgruntled Democrats referred to him as "President Select." Now President-elect Trump is being hammered over his refusal to except the intelligence community's consensus about Russia's alleged role in the election. All of the intel agencies maintain that the Russian government attempted to influence our election, and that Russia preferred Trump over Hillary Clinton. From the outset, Trump doubted both the argument that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee and that the release of damaging emails was...
  • Mona Charen: Trump — The Anti-Business Businessman

    01/20/2017 5:05:29 AM PST · by expat_panama · 4 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Jan. 19, 2017 4:03 PM ET | MONA CHAREN
    We've been instructed not to take our new president literally but instead seriously (in the felicitous phrasing of Salena Zito). As I write, there are hints that the inaugural address will focus on the theme of "America First." President-elect Trump may or may not be familiar with the historical taint of that phrase, but in any case the meaning he attaches to it has been clear enough. Throughout his career, Donald Trump has been consistent on two issues: trade and admiration for strong men. He departs from the consensus about American leadership in the post-World War II era. Rather than...
  • Donald Trump’s inauguration set to unleash a cascade of stock-market anxiety

    01/20/2017 5:05:27 AM PST · by expat_panama · 1 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Jan 20, 2017 7:27 a.m. ET | Mark DeCambre
    The day of reckoning for the Wall Street is nearly here. Donald Trump is set to be sworn in as leader of the free world and the level of consternation in the market is palpable. That is not to say that equities won’t continue to carve out fresh records, spurred by animal spirits; or that Trump’s promise to “make America great again” won’t come to fruition, leading to halcyon days for investors from the lowest sociopolitical rung to the deepest-pocketed 1%... ...“I’m dying to look back at this and like the outcome,” Blankfein said on Wednesday during an interview on...
  • The Law's the Law – Except When It Says Great Teachers Get Merit Pay

    01/20/2017 5:04:17 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/15/2017 | Tom Gantert
    Here are two facts that seem unrelated but may not be. First, Michigan public school administrators around the state say they face a shortage of qualified science teachers. Second, Paula Gentile, a Belleville High School teacher, was awarded the 2016 “Teacher of Promise” designation by the Michigan Science Teachers Association. Yet Gentile’s salary in 2015-16 was $47,065, or roughly $15,000 below the average for Michigan schoolteachers. That’s because teacher pay at the Van Buren School District, which employs her, is set by a single union-negotiated pay scale that counts only an employee’s years of service and number of academic credentials...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    01/20/2017 5:03:03 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 6 replies
    In honor of National Cheese Lover DayHere is some cheesy memes....       And now we begin a new chapter....      But there needs to be some control   Some will need this today and going forward....      And for some...  and
  • Norwegian bank tests 'Islamic loan' concept

    01/20/2017 4:59:58 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Norwegian bank Storebrand is offering new ‘halal loans’ based on Islamic principles. The bank recently created a website promoting ‘ethical loans’ for home financing without interest.    The bank writes that it is testing the idea of interest-free loans in part to appeal to Muslim home buyers who may not want to accept a traditional loan because of their faith. Islam prohibits charging interest or fees on financial loans.    “We wanted to find out if there could be another way to enter a housing market with rising prices. The product could appeal to young people, new graduates or people...
  • Call him what you want, but Trump is now called Mr. President

    01/20/2017 4:53:16 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 4 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 20, 2017 | Mark Bonokoski
    Pay no attention to that scruffy-looking man standing on the corner with the sandwich board proclaiming, “The end is nigh.” He’s nothing more than the liberal elite in disguise. He represents the sore losers from the Democratic side, the socialists who have overtaken academia, the Tinseltowners whose white-picket fences are too high for them to see the real world, and a media that overwhelmingly showed its left-wing colours and got angrier by the minute when ordinary Americans started paying them no heed. And, by the way, the man with the sandwich board? He’s wrong that the end is nigh. It...
  • The Progressive Movement-An excerpt from David Horowitz’s new book, “Big Agenda.”

    01/20/2017 4:52:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 20, 2017 | David Horowitz
    How can conservatives stop the Democratic Party’s drive to dismantle the constitutional foundations of the nation and reshape its social order? To answer this question, Republicans and conservatives first need to know exactly who their adversaries are. That means not just Hillary Clinton or Tim Kaine or Bernie Sanders but the progressive movement they have committed their political lives to advancing. What are the motivations of the millions of Americans who are part of this movement? What is their agenda? In the first place, it is not just a matter of specific policies and programs. It is a matter of...
  • Elizabeth Warren Gets Harsh Reminder of Who’s in Charge When She Demands More Time for Dems

    01/20/2017 4:46:46 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 21 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 1/18/2017 | Staff
    The normally sedate Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions became the scene of a Fourth of July display when Sen. Elizabeth Warren led her fellow party members in demanding a second round of questioning of Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice as secretary of education. (Watch video at link) The Massachusetts Democrat asked committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander for a second day of hearings, and told him that if hearings were to be extended for an additional day, she would have “many, many more” questions to ask of DeVos. The Tennessee Republican observed that precedent didn’t call for...
  • Robert De Niro, other stars lead thousands in NYC Trump protest

    01/20/2017 4:46:34 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/19/2017 | Leonard Greene, Laura Dimon
    Thousands of defiant New Yorkers filled President-elect Donald Trump’s backyard Thursday on the eve of his inauguration for a star-studded, full-throated statement of protest. Joined by celebrities, government leaders and union organizers, angry protesters flooded Columbus Circle, Broadway and several blocks of Central Park West. “There are those who are working to divide us,” said “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon. “We are not going back. We’re not turning around. “Yes we’ve had a setback. But we can see it as a setback or we can see it as a challenge. And where there is a challenge there is...
  • The Latest: Early risers head to Mall for Trump's inaugural

    01/20/2017 4:43:15 AM PST · by markomalley
    AP ^ | 1/20/17
    The Latest on Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States (all times local): 6:35 a.m. Americans eager to see the Donald Trump take the oath of office as the nation's next president are starting to make their way through downtown Washington and onto the National Mall. Dump trucks, police cars and National Guard soldiers and Washington D.C. police are manning street corners in the city's downtown, blocking vehicle access for blocks around the Mall. But there's plenty of room on the sidewalks for those clutching engraved tickets for a seat to Trump's inauguration, as well as...
  • This Is What Real Change Was Always Going To Look Like

    01/20/2017 4:39:28 AM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 20, 2017 | Mark Davis
    As Donald Trump takes the oath of office today as our 45th President, there is a broad spectrum of odd reactions, a far different scene than if any of his Republican rivals had prevailed.Oh, we would still have the media attacks, the insulting hectoring of Cabinet appointees, the general revulsion from big names in the popular culture. But there has been something different all along during the ascendancy of Donald Trump. It has elicited a special level of enthusiasm from some and a special level of annoyance from others.No other GOP President-elect would have drawn this level of slander...
  • 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Black Trump Voter [2 minute video]

    01/20/2017 4:36:05 AM PST · by grundle · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 10, 2017 | Project Veritas Action
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZPapHk0kjk
  • Haughty Palm Beach learns to love Trump, once a scorned outsider

    01/20/2017 4:33:57 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 1 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | January 17,2017 | BY PATRICIA MAZZEI
    Immediately branded by the notoriously insular locals as a vulgar arriviste, he acquired the late cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post’s landmark Mar-a-Lago estate — and the desirable social standing it bestowed — in 1985, only to spend the following three decades suing the town over and over again when it got in his way. The squabbles between Trump and the Palm Beach establishment became the stuff of tabloid legend. My, how times have changed. Or at least, Trump’s place in the world has. With Trump’s imminent presidential inauguration, Palm Beach has become far more tolerant of its most famous, and...
  • Australia: Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” plows car into pedestrians

    01/20/2017 4:28:25 AM PST · by milford421 · 12 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | 1/20/17 | Pamela Geller
    Breaking news out of Melbourne, Australia that at least three people have died after a vehicle plowed into a group of pedestrians near a shopping mall. According to one witness, the driver was screaming, “Allahu Akhbar, Allahu Akhbar, Allahu Akhbar!”… Witnesses describe the scene: “There was a man hanging out of the window screaming” – teen describes driver as thin, dark hair, appeared Middle Eastern. @theheraldsun pic.twitter.com/Y6JWW3djp1 — Andrea Hamblin (@AndieHamblin) January 20, 2017 This witness claims the driver was screaming, “Allahu Akhbar, Allahu Akhbar, Allahu Akhbar!”
  • Some Consciences Count More Than Others

    01/20/2017 4:23:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 1/20/17 | John M. Grondelski
    On Friday, January 20 at 12 o’clock noon, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States. Rarely in modern times has a presidential succession generated such polarized division, though I can imagine that the advent of Thomas Jefferson in 1801, Andrew Jackson in 1829, and especially Abraham Lincoln in 1861 might rival the national atmosphere today. The situations are, of course, so comparable. Thomas Jefferson led the first peaceful handover of power in the new Republic to the opposition party. Abraham Lincoln faced a Republic on the threshold of Civil War. Perhaps the closest approximation to today’s...
  • Protesters descend on ‘DeploraBall’ [lots of photographs]

    01/20/2017 4:22:22 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 4 replies
    WTOP [Washington DC] ^ | January 19, 2017 9:59 pm | Michelle Basch | @MBaschWTOP
    WASHINGTON — Protesters, including the DisruptJ20 organization, descended on the pro-Trump “DeploraBall” event Thursday night outside the National Press Club. A large police presence was on hand, and pepper spray was used on some protesters.
  • Trump enters the swamp

    01/20/2017 4:18:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/20/17 | W. JAMES ANTLE III
    Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday at noon in much the same way he was elected. Entertainers will largely boycott the inaugural festivities. So will dozens of Democratic members of Congress. Protesters will rage. The media coverage will be more critical than when his predecessor Barack Obama first took the oath of office, and will be more sympathetic to the demonstrators. Much of official Washington has yet to get over its shock. All this was true during the campaign too, and none of it stopped Trump from reaching this point. "We...
  • Young Kid Sets Fire At Anti-Trump Protest Because He ‘Felt Like It’

    01/20/2017 4:12:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/19/17 | Peter Hasson
    A school-age anti-Trump protester started a fire at a protest in Washington, D.C. because he “felt like it” and wanted to say “screw our president,” the young boy told Fox News. “My name is Carter and I actually kinda started this fire,” the boy bragged. “Why did you start that fire, Carter?” the Fox News reporter asked. “Because I felt like it and because I’m just saying, uh, screw our president,” Carter said.
  • Anti-Trump Protesters Cause Chaos Outside of Deploraball

    01/20/2017 4:10:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/20/17 | Jack Heretik
    Anti-Donald Trump protesters caused chaos Thursday night outside of Deploraball, a party thrown by supporters of the president-elect in Washington, D.C. on the eve of his inauguration.The Deploraball took place downtown inside the National Press Club, while protesters tried to disrupt the proceedings from the streets outside. A fire was set on the street, reportedly of Trump-related items.Footage of the fire showed a crowd around it, including a young boy flipping his middle fingers at the flames. Fox News correspondent Griff Jenkins asked the boy who said he was part of starting the fire why he did so.“Because I felt like it and...
  • Donald Trump to reform intelligence

    01/20/2017 4:08:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/18/17 | Bill Gertz
    One national security priority of the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trumpis to reform the heavily bureaucratized and, to some critics, politicized U.S. intelligence community. Mr. Trump recently clashed with intelligence officials over the disclosure of a false dossier produced by a former British intelligence official that was leaked by someone in the U.S. government in a bid to embarrass the new president. A source close to the Trump transition team said plans to do away with the director of national intelligence are still being considered, despite the announced nomination of former Indiana Republican Sen. Dan Coats to be the...
  • Oh Happy Day! (Vanity)

    01/20/2017 4:08:01 AM PST · by trustandobey · 3 replies
    There is a song we always sing at church when someone is baptized to have their sins washed away. Oh Happy Day when Jesus washed my sins away! Please join me in prayer for our nation on this great Inauguration Day that Our Lord and Saviour will wash our sins away and give us a new start in Loving, Serving and Worshipping Him!
  • AMERICAN FLAG GUIDELINES HOW TO DISPLAY AND CARE FOR THE AMERICAN FLAG

    01/20/2017 3:59:59 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 9 replies
    The Old Farmer's Almanac ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Many of our readers ask about U.S. flag rules and regulations. On June 22, 1942, Congress passed a joint resolution, later amended on December 22, 1942, that encompassed what has come to be known as the U.S. Flag Code. Here are highlights: ....The flag should be displayed on all days, especially on New Year’s Day, January 1 Inauguration Day, January 20....
  • 'Obama can still be a thorn in Trump's side'

    01/20/2017 3:50:07 AM PST · by Lera · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/20/17 | Benny Toker
    Senior editor Caroline Glick says Obama plans unprecedented action against his successor. Caroline Glick, a senior editor at the Maariv and the Jerusalem Post, sat down with Arutz Sheva to discuss the protests against the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump, and her expectation that outgoing President Barack Obama will do his utmost to make life difficult for his successor. "There will be a lot of disgust in terms of the radical protests against the president during the inauguration and the reception afterwards." Glick said. "I realized that there was going to be a lot of army officers and police...
  • Kim Clement prophesying about Donald Trump 2007

    01/20/2017 3:49:44 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 9 replies
    Kim Clement Center ^ | April 4, 2007 | Kim Clement
    From Redding, CA April 4th, 2007 - Redding, CA April 4, 2007 - Redding, CA The Spirit of God says, I will move in a very unusual manner. For this Nation is being mocked. Third world countries are mocking you. Ungodly nations are mocking you. But God said, not the forces of hell, for they are hearing sounds of fire and resurrection that are emerging from the four corners of this Nation. Some would say, you are forgotten, but I have told you there will be an invasion of the news media. Instruments that once mocked Me will be instruments...
  • SOUSA The Stars and Stripes Forever - "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band

    01/20/2017 3:36:54 AM PST · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    United States Marine Band ^ | 1897 | John Phillip Sousa
    SOUSA The Stars and Stripes Forever - "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band
  • Today's Toons 1/20/17

    01/20/2017 3:36:51 AM PST · by pookie18 · 4 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 1/20/17 | pookie18
    Click on link
  • *VANITY* ... E Deploarabis Unum!! ... *VANITY*

    01/20/2017 3:30:26 AM PST · by knarf · 9 replies
    my brother to me on FB ^ | January 20, 2017 | my brother
    I just thought this was pretty cool, so I stole it
  • Scandal, Patty Smyth - Goodbye To You

    01/20/2017 3:26:16 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    ScandalVEVO ^ | Uploaded on Oct 25, 2009 | Patty Smyth
    Scandal, Patty Smyth - Goodbye To You
  • After sending many signals to Latinos in his campaign, Trump sends another: Not in my Cabinet

    01/20/2017 3:24:13 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 29 replies
    The Los Angeles Slimes ^ | January 20, 2017 | Cathleen Decker [Fretting Profusely]
    Republican and Democratic presidents have long nodded to the importance of diversity as they select their Cabinets. Since 1989, every president’s first Cabinet has included at least one Latino. Not Donald Trump’s. After a campaign in which relations with Latinos grew painfully raw, the sort of tension that typically would make reaching out imperative, Trump selected a Cabinet that is predominantly white and male. The only members who break from that description, out of 15 positions, are an African American man, one Asian American woman and a white woman. The absence struck many Latinos as a fresh slap after a...
  • Michael Moore: ‘…a sociopath is in the Oval Office’

    01/20/2017 3:21:25 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    HotAir ^ | January 19, 2017 | John Sexton
    At a protest held in New York City Thursday night, Michael Moore told the crowd they were living in a dangerous time because there was “a sociopath in the White House.” “I’m sorry to say this,” Moore said. “We’re in a very dangerous moment in history where a malignant narcissist and a sociopath is in the Oval Office. This is a very dangerous moment,” he repeated. After pitching his fear-filled view of America, Moore suggested people would need to face off against federal authorities when they come to New York to deport illegal immigrants. He also asked people to sign...
  • Mark Obexit Day with a favor to yourself!

    01/20/2017 3:16:44 AM PST · by gasport · 11 replies
    Get a colonoscopy. Colo-rectal cancer is almost totally preventable.
  • RASSMUSSEN SAYS TRUMP HAS 52% FAVORABLE RATING

    01/20/2017 3:15:20 AM PST · by Zenjitsuman · 11 replies
    RASSMUSSEN ^ | 1/19/17 | RASSMUSSEN REPORTS
    Voter attitudes about President-elect Donald Trump have changed little since Thanksgiving, with just over half of voters continuing to give him favorable marks.
  • Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

    01/20/2017 3:13:40 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    youtube/kenwahman ^ | Uploaded on Aug 21, 2008 | STEAM
    Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
  • Pakistani mother sentenced to death after burning daughter alive in ‘honor killing’

    01/20/2017 3:12:04 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 5 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 1/20/17 | BY ELIZABETH ELIZALDE
    Pakistani mother sentenced to death after burning daughter alive in ‘honor killing’ When she learned that her daughter Zeenat Rafiq had married a man of her choosing, Parveen Bibi allegedly complained that she'd brought shame to the family and beat her until she bled; days later, she burned the 18-year-old alive. A Pakistani court on Monday convicted Bibi of the killing and sentenced her to death. The mother was sentenced in court in Lahore City. Her son, Anees Rafique, was also sentenced to life in prison for allegedly helping his mother kill his sister, but his defense lawyer, Shahid Iqbal,...
  • Directors Guild Probes Threat to Members Working on Trump Inauguration

    01/20/2017 2:10:04 AM PST · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    Variety MSN ^ | January 20, 2017
    The Directors Guild of America is investigating a threat in an anonymous email targeting guild members who opt to work on TV coverage of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. The email, first reported by TMZ, called  Trump “the monster we all fear” and said, “It is not an overstatement that he is about to destroy this country if we don’t do something about it.” The email said, “There is no need of naming names when the Inaugural credits will tell us enough about the people who truly care about this country and those who don’t share the same ideals.” In response, the...
  • Less than eight hours now. Last shift.

    01/20/2017 1:41:04 AM PST · by cba123 · 50 replies
    Tick Counter ^ | 1/20/2017 | Self
    Woo-hoo.
  • A New Dawn, A New Don

    01/20/2017 12:59:47 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 33 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 19 Jan 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Obama? I've got nothing to add to what I've said these last eight years. But I'll reprise one of my favorite details from his largely fictitious biography, from page 141 of The [Un]documented Mark Steyn: Courtesy of David Maraniss' new book, we now know that yet another key prop of Barack Obama's identity is false: His Kenyan grandfather was not brutally tortured or even non-brutally detained by his British colonial masters. The composite gram'pa joins an ever-swelling cast of characters from Barack's "memoir" who, to put it discreetly, differ somewhat in reality from their bit parts in the grand Obama...
  • (Vanity) Did Obama Pardon Hillary or did he leave her to Fend on her Own?

    01/20/2017 12:08:25 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 87 replies
    Vanity | 1/20/2017 | Self
    Did Obama Pardon Hillary or did he leave her to Fend on her Own?
  • Obama names aide Ben Rhodes to Holocaust Memorial Council

    01/19/2017 11:10:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 17, 2017, 8:32 pm | Eric Cortellessa
    Wiith three days left in his presidency, Barack Obama made his final appointments to administration positions, including adding 10 members to the Holocaust Memorial Council. Most notable on that list is Ben Rhodes, a long-time Obama aide and speechwriter who managed the White House messaging on selling the Iran deal and explaining the US decision to abstain on a United Nations Security Council resolution last month that condemned Israeli settlements as illegal. Rhodes, whose official title is deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, was a source of controversy after a New York Times Magazine profile portrayed him as bragging...
  • Iran promises to 'surprise' Trump if he cancels nuclear deal

    01/19/2017 10:58:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    INN ^ | 01/20/17 05:35 | Elad Benari
    U.S. president-elect Donald Trump will be “surprised” by Iran if he annuls the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday, according to the Trend news agency. “As I said earlier, Trump will be surprised if he tries to renegotiate the deal,” Zarif was quoted as having told the Iranian IRNA news agency. “We believe that nuclear deal is an international one and we are not worried about it at all,” he continued. “We are not going to be wary of what Trump does and we will have our options,” Zarif added, noting...
  • Islamic countries condemn planned U.S. embassy move

    01/19/2017 10:50:14 PM PST · by Lera · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/20/17 | Elad Benar
    Organization of Islamic Cooperation rejects actions that could undermine PA's ability to claim Jerusalem for a state. Foreign ministers from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday indirectly condemned plans by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to move the embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, reports The Associated Press. A statement issued after a meeting in Kuala Lumpur did not specifically mention the United States or Trump by name, but said the OIC rejected any actions that could undermine the ability of Palestinian Arabs to claim part of Jerusalem in a future state. It also called on governments...
  • College Offers ‘Is God A White Supremacist?’ Religion Class [Swarthmore, Philly]

    01/19/2017 10:44:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | January 19, 2017 4:19 PM
    A Philadelphia-area college is offering a religion class to its students titled “Is God a White Supremacist?” According to Swarthmore College’s course catalog, the course “will focus on representations of race in religious discourses and social practice.” […] Tariq al-Jamil, the head of the school’s religion department, will be teaching the course. …
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - January 20, 2017 - Inauguration Day!

    01/19/2017 10:43:30 PM PST · by sneakers · 15 replies
    The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up , or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa., and on FM. 98.7 WAVL (and AM 910).
  • DAILY DEVOTIONAL: America’s Waiting On You, Church

    01/19/2017 10:39:54 PM PST · by Resettozero
    sarahpalin.com ^ | January 19, 2017 | Sarah Palin
    …or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 1 Peter 2:14 Do you know where the phrase “separation of church and state” comes from? If you guessed the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence, you’d be wrong. Thomas Jefferson referred to it in a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association, which had written to him seeking his help. Connecticut had an established state Congregational Church, which meant that the Baptists’ religious freedom in Connecticut was not an inherent right, but a favor granted by the state. Jefferson...