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  • Virginia agrees to let Arlington rename Jefferson Davis Highway

    05/15/2019 12:48:32 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2019 | Patricia Sullivan
    Almost 100 years after Confederate sympathizers named a major Virginia road after the president of their lost cause, Arlington County won approval from a state transportation board to rename Jefferson Davis Highway. The Commonwealth Transportation Board voted unanimously Wednesday morning to allow Arlington to change the name of the road — commonly known as Route 1 — to Richmond Highway by Oct. 1, after lobbying by the county, legislators, business and residential groups, and Gov. Ralph Northam (D). “What we just heard, through the unanimous vote and the words of the governor, is it’s past time,” said Christian Dorsey (D),...
  • Build it: DHS clears two more regulatory hurdles to border wall construction with new waivers

    05/15/2019 12:39:19 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 21 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/15/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The Trump administration is working diligently to clear regulatory hurdles in a bid to hasten the construction of the president’s requested border wall. On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security issued a pair of waivers so as to expedite wall construction at two locations — one in California and another in Arizona. “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued two waivers, which will ensure expeditious construction of new bollard wall within the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson and El Centro Sectors in Arizona and California, respectively,” the department said in a press release.
  • Explaining MLB's Monumental Jump in Strikeouts This Year

    05/15/2019 12:33:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | May 15, 2019 | Emma Baccellieri
    MLB did something in 2008 that looked fairly unremarkable. The league set a new record for strikeout rate, bumping just a hair above the record of 17.3% after having spent the last decade bouncing back and forth within the boundaries of a single percentage point. The 17.5% K-rate was not dramatically higher than the previous record from 2001. But it was the start of something big. Baseball broke this record again in 2009—and 2010, and 2011, and every year since, with no signs of stopping. It’s looked like an unrelenting march across the Land of Balls in Play to the...
  • Watch John Brennan Desperately try to Set a Favorable Narrative, and Fail

    05/15/2019 12:33:20 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 51 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update, Part II (Because The Campaign Never Ends) The cornered rats are really scurrying for cover this week, and ex-CIA Director Dar Adol, er, John Brennan provided today’s best example in an interview with MSNBC’s favorite pet fake Republican, former Jeb! Bush operative Nicolle Wallace. During the course of this brief interview, Brennan admits that the CIA was indeed “coordinating closely” with the FBI in its spying operation that targeted Trump Campaign officials, and continued to push the narrative that none of this obvious spying was in fact “spying.” *sigh* Here’s the clip: As a service to those...
  • [Florida] Man Charged With Killing Family Wants Millionaire to Free Him From Jail

    05/15/2019 12:30:34 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    NTD ^ | 5/14/2019 | Zachary Stieber
    A Florida man who police said killed his brother and parents has been trying to get assistance in his legal fight against the charges, seeking the help of a millionaire or a news station. Amato was arrested in January after allegedly slaughtering his family members. He has not taken well to jail and has tried offering interviews for money to help pay his $750,000 bond, according to emails obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. In an email dated May 11 sent to Colin Archdeacon, a video journalist based in New York, Amato said that he needed help securing money to meet...
  • Barr teases Pelosi, asks if she brought her handcuffs on sidelines of DC event

    05/15/2019 12:30:04 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-15-2019 | Jake Gibson, Brooke Singman
    Bill Barr did not mince words about his brawl with House Democrats when he ran into Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday on the sidelines of a Capitol Hill event. According to a source close to the attorney general, Barr approached her in a holding tent after the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and asked whether she had brought her handcuffs.
  • Trump's Trade War With China Could Cost the Average Family Up to $2,300 a Year, Report Estimates

    05/15/2019 12:27:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    TIME ^ | 05/15/2019 | BY MAHITA GAJANAN
    President Donald Trump’s trade war with China could cost the average American family of four up to $2,300 a year, according to a report on the effect of tariffs on the U.S. economy and workers. The study, by the economic consulting firm Trade Partnership Worldwide, assesses how tariffs will affect American consumers and the economy. According to the report, an average American family of four would pay $2,300 more in goods and services each year if Trump imposes a 25% tariff on all goods from China, as he has repeatedly threatened. If tariff levels remain where they are today, the...
  • (Kamala) Harris invokes 'Handmaid's Tale' after Alabama lawmakers pass abortion law

    05/15/2019 12:17:59 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 15, 2019 | John Bowden
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) invoked the TV series "The Handmaid's Tale" in a fundraising push for national abortion rights groups in response to the Alabama Senate's passage of a bill that would severely restrict abortion in the state. In an email, the senator sharply criticized state lawmakers who voted this week for a bill that would criminalize abortion in all cases except for when the life of the mother was endangered by the pregnancy. "Threatening to punish doctors who provide abortion care with up to 99 years of jail time," Harris wrote. "This isn't a scene from The Handmaid's Tale....
  • House Dems Plan to Spend 12 Hours Reading the Full Mueller Report

    05/15/2019 12:16:54 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 47 replies
    NTK Network ^ | 05-15-2019 | NTK Staff
    A group of more than 20 House Democrats are planning to spend 12 hours reading Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted final report, detailing whether President Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with the Russians, from the House floor on Thursday according to a report by The Hill. Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report in mid-April to the Congress and the American public. The report found that there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Since Mueller’s redacted final report was released, it has been discussed ad nauseam by cable...
  • Which One Of The Spygate Rats Will Flip First?

    05/15/2019 12:12:41 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 101 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 05-15-2019 | CHQ Staff
    The news that Attorney General William Barr has tasked Connecticut U.S. attorney John Durham to “examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was ‘lawful and appropriate.'” According to reporting by Dan Bongino’s team, Durham has previously investigated corruption in law enforcement and the destruction of CIA videos. Perhaps Durham’s most notable case was his unravelling of the FBI corruption and cover-up involving mobster Whitey Bulger and the Boston FBI field office while Robert Mueller was FBI Director. As Stephen Z. Nemo reported for Communities Digital News, Bulger, notorious head of Boston’s...
  • State Dept. Christopher Steele Interview Warrants Comey Indictment

    05/15/2019 12:11:32 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-15-19 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Notes from an October 2016 State Department interview with British spy Christopher Steele provide the final damning evidence that the whole Russia collusion probe was the greatest hoax and political crime perpetrated against the American people. It shows that the Steele dossier which triggered these inquisitions was not only “salacious and unverified” as former FBI director James Comey himself admitted but politically motivated from the very beginning. It further proves that Comey, who signed the first FISA application to spy, yes, spy, on Team Trump knowingly committed a fraud on the FISA court and that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation...
  • These 25 Republicans – all white men – just voted to ban abortion in Alabama

    05/15/2019 12:08:57 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 113 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/15/2019 | Erin Durkin and Max Benwell
    Alabama’s new law mandating an almost blanket ban on abortion, the strictest in the United States, was passed by this group of exclusively white, male politicians. The Alabama law will disproportionately affect black and poor women, because they are more likely to seek abortions, and less likely to have resources to obtain an abortion out-of-state. Of the 27 Republicans, all white men, that dominate the 35-seat Alabama senate, 25 voted to pass the bill late on Tuesday. This is what the Republican leadership group in the senate looks like, as presented on their caucus’s website:
  • Eurovision Village partying upsets nearby mosque worshippers in Ramadan

    05/15/2019 11:35:14 AM PDT · by righttackle44 · 29 replies
    Thomas Reuters Foundation News ^ | May 15, 2019 | Reuters
    TEL AVIV, May 15 (Reuters) - The Eurovision Song Contest has found few fans in a famous mosque in the Israeli host city, where worshippers have complained that the gaudy festivities are disrupting their observances of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. A "Eurovision Village" pavilion set up on the Tel Aviv beachfront to host parties is located directly opposite the century-old Hassan Bek mosque, named after an Ottoman governor and frequented by Israeli Arabs from nearby Jaffa. The 41-country songfest has been a focus of pro-Palestinian boycott calls, and some Muslims fasting daily as part of Ramadan resent the...
  • Shocking moment a woman, 25, violently shoves a man, 74, off a bus to his death 'after he asked...

    05/15/2019 11:31:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 100 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | MARCH 15, 2019 | Chris Dyer For and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Shocking moment a woman, 25, violently shoves a man, 74, off a bus to his death 'after he asked her to stop cursing and yelling at other passengers' - as she now faces murder charge over his death Police in Las Vegas have released shocking surveillance footage showing the moment a woman violently pushed an elderly passenger off a bus to his death as she now faces murder charges. Serge Fournier was reportedly telling the unruly woman on the bus to be nicer to other passengers after she was heard cursing when he was shoved off the vehicle...
  • Trey Gowdy drops a bomb… (VIDEO)

    05/15/2019 11:23:10 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 78 replies ^ | 5/15/19 | Kane
    (snip) -- I’ve seen the spreadsheet, Martha, I have seen each factual assertion listed in that dossier, and then I’ve seen the FBI’s justification. And when you’re citing newspaper articles as corroboration for a factual assertion that you have made, you don’t need an FBI agent to go do a Google search,” said Gowdy, who served on the House Intelligence Committee and is a Fox News contributor. “When the name Sidney Blumenthal is included as part of your corroboration, and when you’re the world’s leading law enforcement agency, you have a problem.” Gowdy did not further explain how the FBI...
  • Salon Media Announces $5 Million Sale, ‘Bankruptcy and Liquidation’ Threatened If Deal Fails

    05/15/2019 11:03:03 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 69 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 5/15/2019 | Jon Levine
    Salon Media says they have reached an 11th hour deal to sell the company and its flagship property for $5 million. In an SEC filing, Salon also revealed its position was dire and that it would face imminent “bankruptcy and liquidation” if the deal should fall through. “We have agreed to sell substantially all of our assets (the “Asset Sale”), including all pertinent intellectual property rights comprising the Company’s business of owning, operating and publishing the website known as,” the filing read. The company buying Salon was named only as LLC and appeared to be getting an...
  • No ‘do-over’ on Mueller probe, White House lawyer tells House panel

    05/15/2019 11:01:36 AM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2019 | Carol D. Leonnig and Josh Dawsey
    he White House’s top lawyer told the House Judiciary Committee chairman Wednesday that Congress has no right to a “do-over” of the special counsel’s investigation of President Trump and refused a broad demand for records and testimony from dozens of current and former White House staff. White House Counsel Pat Cipollone’s letter to committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) constitutes a sweeping rejection — not just of Nadler’s request for White House records, but of Congress’s standing to investigate Trump for possible obstruction of justice. In his letter, Cipollone repeated a claim the White House and Trump’s business have begun making:...
  • Trump’s prized Doral resort is in steep decline, according to company documents

    05/15/2019 10:56:47 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 49 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 5/15/19 | David Fahrenthold, Jonathan O'Connell
    Late last year, in a Miami conference room, a consultant for President Trump’s company said business at his prized 643-room Doral resort was in sharp decline. At Doral, which Trump has listed in federal disclosures as his biggest moneymaker hotel, room rates, banquets, golf and overall revenue were all down since 2015. In two years, the resort’s net operating income — a key figure, representing the amount left over after expenses are paid — had fallen by 69 percent. Even in a vigorous economy, the property was missing the Trump Organization’s internal business targets; for instance, the club expected to...
  • Trump administration has paid farmers $8.52 billion in aid to offset trade war

    05/15/2019 10:56:35 AM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 48 replies
    Axios ^ | 5/15/2019 | Marisa Fernandez
    As of Monday, the Trump administration has made $8.52 billion in direct payments to farmers through a 2018 aid program designed to counter losses stemming from the trade war with China, a U.S. Department of Agriculture spokesperson said.
  • Trey Gowdy Tips-Off AG Barr: 'Look for Emails Between Brennan and Comey'

    05/15/2019 10:48:58 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 34 replies
    NN ^ | 15-05-19 | Jay Greenberg
    Former congressman Trey Gowdy advised Attorney General William Barr's investigators, probing the Obama administration’s handling of the Trump-Russia investigation, that the key lies in emails between Comey and Brennan.Ex-South Carolina Rep. Gowdy gave the tip during an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity in which he pointed investigators toward former CIA Director John Brennan and former FBI Director James Comey.“So whoever’s investigating this, tell them to look for emails between Brennan and Comey in December 2016,” Gowdy said in an interview with Hannity.