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  • Schiff says it’s ‘premature’ to make a determination in Trump, Russia case

    04/28/2017 9:10:22 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 27 April 2017 | Sally Persons
    Rep. Adam Schiff said Thursday it’s “premature” to conclusively say there isn’t any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. “I do think we need to get to the bottom of these allegations of collusion or coordination,” the California Democrat said on CNN. “I believe that there is.” When he was asked “is it premature to say there’s no evidence?” Mr. Schiff responded: “It is premature.” Mr. Schiff said he believes the FBI’s investigation proves there’s something to the allegations, or the agency wouldn’t be looking into the issue so closely.
  • 'Deplora Ball' in New Hartford celebrates President Trump's 100 days in office (New York)

    04/28/2017 9:09:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    CNY Central ^ | April 28, 2017
    NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. — On Friday night a group of Trump supporters came together in New Hartford for a "Deploraball," a play on the remark Hillary Clinton made on the campaign trail. Clinton used the phrase to describe then nominee Donald Trump's supporters. After the election, a Clinton pollster said the comment was the single biggest moment when voters switched from undecided to Trump. The "Deploraball" was a packed out night at Cavellos to mark President Trump's 100th day in office. Peg Roberts of Utica said she couldn't be happier with the progress the Trump campaign has made so far....
  • Tom's Diner [Long Version] DNA feat. Suzanne Vega (1990)

    04/28/2017 8:56:01 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies
    YOUTUBE.COM ^ | 02 FEBRUARY 2011 | CastroDominirican617
    Classic club jam. Enjoy.
  • Trump: North Korea 'Disrespected' China With Missile Test

    04/28/2017 8:51:04 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 8 replies ^ | 04/28/17
    President Trump sent a tweet Friday evening claiming that North Korea "disrespected" China's wishes with its latest ballistic missile test. Trump called the missile test unsuccessful in his tweet that was aimed at putting distance between Pyongyang and Beijing, while praising Chinese President Xi Jinping as "highly respected." North Korea launched a ballistic missile around 5:30 a.m. local time from near the Pukchang airfield in central North Korea, U.S. and South Korean military officials said. U.S. Pacific Command said the missile did not leave North Korean territory, while South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff reportedly said that the test "failed."
  • Protesters Gather Around Trump Hotel, Claim Mike Pence is Putting Gays in Jail (VIDEO)

    04/28/2017 8:48:48 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 14 replies ^ | Apr 28th, 2017
    Protesters started to gather around Trump hotel this evening, blaring loud dance music and holding LGBT flags. Jack Posobiec was live on the scene asking the protesters what exactly they were protesting. Many said ‘gay rights and climate change’. Posobiec spoke to one protester who said gays are being excluded under the Trump administration and that Mike Pence ‘signed something’ and is putting gay people in jail. Posobiec: “What rights do gay people not have?” Protester: “So under Mike Pence you could go to jail for 18 months…” Posobiec: “Mike Pence has sent gay people to jail?” Protester: “Yes.” Posobiec:...
  • Standing by their man: These LGBTQ Trump supporters are still in his corner

    04/28/2017 8:48:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    LGBTQ Nation ^ | April 28, 2017 | Jeff Taylor
    LGBTQ Trump supporters may seem like unicorns, but they do exist. In fact, according to exit polling, 14 percent of our community voted for him in the 2016 election. While that number is down from what the GOP managed to take in previous presidential elections, where they managed to absorb between the low to high 20 percent range, it still represents a not so insignificant number of people. Speaking with several LGBTQ individuals who maintain support for President Trump, as we hit the first 100 days in office benchmark, a few things became clear. For one, they know they baffle...
  • Sen. Menendez Ally Dr. Salomon Melgen Found Guilty on All 67 Counts of Medicare Fraud

    04/28/2017 8:35:52 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 9 replies ^ | 28 Apr 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Update: The Palm Beach Post just reported Melgen was convicted of all 67 counts. “A prominent Florida eye doctor has been convicted on all counts in his Medicare fraud trial, raising the possibility he could be pressured to testify in the bribery trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez,” the Associated Press reported on Friday afternoon: Jurors announced their verdict Friday for Dr. Salomon Melgen. He effectively faces a life sentence if no deal is struck. Menendez denies any wrongdoing. Prosecutors contended that the 62-year-old Melgen stole up to $105 million from the federal insurance program between 2008 and...
  • Woman attacked, killed by own dog

    04/28/2017 8:31:55 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 28 APRIL 2017 | ABC 7 CHICAGO
    UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. -- Police are investigating a tragedy where a woman was attacked and killed by her own dog in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County. It happened before 1:30 p.m. Thursday on Spring White Drive. Police say the woman, believed to be in her 30's, was attacked by her dog on the rear deck of her home. She was taken to Lehigh Valley Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
  • Gun-friendly Trump may be slowing gun sales

    04/28/2017 8:27:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    ABC 15 ^ | 28 APRIL 2017 | TODD WALKER
    DENVER - Even during his candidacy, President Trump was seen as a gun-friendly candidate. He picked up the National Rifle Association's endorsement at the 2016 NRA convention. As Trump spoke to the NRA on Friday, there was some evidence his friendly stance towards gun owners may be leading to slowing sales. It is well documented that when gun owners feel their 2nd Amendment rights are threatened, gun sales skyrocket.
  • George Soros is back in the game of funding local races for district attorney

    04/28/2017 8:27:25 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 28, 2017 | Todd Shepherd
    Billionaire political activist George Soros appears to be getting back in the game of funding local races for district attorney, this time trying to hand-pick the winner in the Philadelphia contest. snip In the 2016 campaign, Soros created local, independent expenditure committees or political action committees which allowed him to bypass the individual contribution limits on giving to a candidate's own committee. Soros was then able to spend unlimited amounts on mailers and television ads on behalf of the candidate, provided there was no coordination between the Soros-created PAC and the candidate. In most of the 2016 contests, the Soros...
  • President George H.W. Bush released from hospital

    04/28/2017 8:25:26 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 28 APRIL 2017 | KHOU.COM
    HOUSTON -- President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital Friday after being treated for a mild case of pneumonia followed by chronic bronchitis. "President and Mrs. Bush are very pleased to be home spending time with family and friends and grateful for the outstanding care provided by his doctors and nurses," stated a release from the former president's office. Houston Methodist Hospital treated the president over the last two weeks.
  • Ethics Chief: Some Trump Nominees Push Back On Ethics Rules With ‘Ferocity’

    04/28/2017 8:14:44 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 4/28/2017 | Dana Liebelson
    WASHINGTON ― Some of the Trump administration’s nominees have pushed back against the government’s ethics requirements with “a ferocity we’ve not previously seen,” Walter Shaub, the director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, told a top White House lawyer in an email this week. Shaub was responding to Reince Priebus, President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, who, when asked on Fox News Wednesday why the White House has been slow to fill key positions, claimed that many nominees were “sitting and waiting for OGE.” “That’s not the case,” Shaub wrote in an email sent to Stefan Passantino, the White...
  • Trump proclaims May 1 as 'Loyalty Day'

    04/28/2017 8:08:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | April 28, 2017
    President Donald Trump on Friday proclaimed May 1 as 'Loyalty Day' as a way to "recognize and reaffirm our allegiance to the principles" upon which America was built and express pride in those ideals, according to a release of the proclamation from the White House. “The United States stands as the world's leader in upholding the ideals of freedom, equality, and justice. Together, and with these fundamental concepts enshrined in our Constitution, our Nation perseveres in the face of those who would seek to harm it," the proclamation reads. "We humbly thank our brave service members and veterans who have...
  • Donald Trump Appoints Pro-Life Advocate as Assistant Secretary of HHS for Public Affairs

    04/28/2017 8:04:36 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/28/2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    President Donald Trump has appointed the pro-life advocate and former president of Americans United for Life (AUL), Dr. Charmaine Yoest, to be assistant secretary of public affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). National pro-life leader and Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser responded to the announcement of Yoest’s appointment with the following statement: Charmaine Yoest is one of the pro-life movement’s most articulate and powerful communicators. As the former president and CEO of Americans United for Life, she led groundbreaking efforts to advance pro-life, pro-woman legislation at the state level. She is perfectly suited to...
  • Inspirational - Battle of Berkeley, Set to the tune of, "Glory, Glory Hallelujah"

    04/28/2017 7:58:35 PM PDT · by gaijin · 5 replies
    Lord Pepe, YouTube Channel ^ | April 28, 2017 | Lord Pepe
    Well-edited, five minute video shows a compendium of moments of high action at April 15th 2017 Battle of Berkeley. Editor sets video to the famous tune, "Glory, Glory Hallelujah", matching clips and musical mood. While it starts out funny, I found this an incredibly inspiring video, and I have seen most of the prominent ones treating this topic several times. I usually find the tune a little hokey, but in this context it really, really got to me. You will be inspired by this video, even secular patriots will be.
  • Trump criticizes N.Korean missile launch

    04/28/2017 7:58:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    NHK ^ | 2017-04-29
    Trump criticizes N.Korean missile launch US President Donald Trump has criticized North Korea for its latest ballistic missile launch. Trump took to Twitter on Friday, saying "North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad!" Trump has repeatedly expressed the hope that China would play a role in urging North Korea to exercise self-restraint. The US Pacific Command says Pyongyang launched the missile from Bukchang in South Pyongan Province at around 5:30 AM on Saturday Seoul Time. It adds that the missile did not leave North Korean territory,...
  • Known MS-13 gang member arrested in Long Island

    04/28/2017 7:53:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 12 replies
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ^ | 4/28/2017 | U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
    NEW YORK — Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested a Salvadoran national on administrative immigration violations Thursday after he was identified by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York special agents as a MS-13 gang member.Hector Flamenco, 41, a citizen and national of El Salvador, entered the United States in August 1996. He has a felony conviction of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams, or more, of cocaine in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York and received a sentence of 121 months imprisonment."ERO has always focused...
  • America Prayer Vigil - 4/29/17 [Prayer]

    04/28/2017 7:46:45 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 2 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 4/29/2017 | FREEPER INTERCESSORS
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14
  • Senator Responds to Trump’s N.R.A. Speech With Photos of Shooting Victims

    04/28/2017 7:44:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies
    As President Trump took the stage to champion the Second Amendment at a National Rifle Association convention on Friday, a United States senator sought to counter his message by unleashing a Twitter storm using the names, ages and pictures of gun violence victims. Senator Christopher S. Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, who has fought for increased gun control since the 2012 school massacre in his home state, posted on Twitter on Friday morning to urge his followers not to watch Mr. Trump’s speech and instead, “think about who we are fighting for.”
  • Has Trump Stolen Philosophy’s Critical Tools?

    04/28/2017 7:34:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 17, 2017 | Casey Williams
    Truth is pliable in Trumpland. In March, the president fired off a tweet accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower. Republican members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, dismissed the claim. But the Trump team doubled down, writing off media reports and insisting that evidence of wiretapping would soon surface. It didn’t. We’re used to this pattern by now: The president dresses up useful lies as “alternative facts” and decries uncomfortable realities as “fake news.” Stoking conservative passion and liberal fury, Trump stirs up confusion about the veracity of settled knowledge and,...