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  • The Day That Bill Clinton Met Ted Cruz (Airport flashback May '16)

    07/01/2016 6:40:55 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 16, 2016 | Maggie Haberman and Matt Flegenheimer
    But that afternoon, Mr. Cruz came upon Mr. Clinton at the airport, where both men happened to have landed for events for the respective campaigns. Angel Urena, a spokesman for Mr. Clinton, and Catherine Frazier, a spokesman for Mr. Cruz, both confirmed the encounter, but declined to discuss any details of what happened or what they discussed. But according to three people briefed on the interaction, who were granted anonymity to describe the meeting, Mr. Cruz had landed at the airport before Mr. Clinton did, for an event tucked into his schedule just a day earlier. The Secret Service traveling...
  • Paul Ryan on Donald Trump and trade: We're not so different

    06/30/2016 6:52:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Reena Flores
    House Speaker Paul Ryan sought to present a united front with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on trade issues, despite their differing perspectives on international trade deals. "He wants to get good trade agreements," Ryan told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an interview Wednesday. "So do I." Ryan's remarks come shortly after Trump sharply criticized trade agreements in a speech at a western Pennsylvania Rust Belt town earlier this week, blaming globalization for having "wiped out totally, totally our middle class." Trump further called the landmark Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal that involves a "death blow for American...
  • Alabama Councilwoman Thinks Funding A Holocaust Memorial is Racist

    06/28/2016 4:23:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 99 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 23, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Some strange news out of Birmingham, Alabama, where City Councilwoman Sheila Tyson went on a bizarre rant questioning why the city would help fund a Holocaust memorial, as it would honor people who are dead. According to Tyson, the city's contribution to the memorial (which amounted to paying for the removal of existing structures) is questionable as the city cannot fund the renovation of Shadow Lawn Cemetery, an older cemetery in the town. "Dead is dead," said Tyson, referring to the victims of the Holocaust. Tyson also referred to Shadow Lawn Cemetery as the oldest cemetery in the state, country,...
  • Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore wants full court to hear dismissal motion

    06/27/2016 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    AL.com ^ | Jun 23, 2016 | Kent Faulk
    Suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore today asked the court that is to hear the judicial ethics charges leveled against him to hold oral arguments on his motion to dismiss the case. And Moore wants the oral arguments to be held before all nine judges on the Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ), instead of the motion being decided by just the chief judge of that panel. "The Chief Justice (Moore) believes that the court would benefit from oral argument," Moore's motion for a hearing states. "At a minimum, oral argument would assist the Court in deepening its...
  • Dead is Dead

    06/23/2016 10:34:28 AM PDT · by Micro aggressor · 27 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | June 22, 2016 | John Archibald
    There are times to play the race card, I suppose. And there are times to keep your mouth shut. Like when it comes to demeaning the Holocaust. snip In discussing a proposal for the city to chip in on a privately funded Holocaust memorial downtown, she said this: "Dead is dead."
  • California tobacco tax measure targets an industry under pressure

    06/22/2016 7:27:06 AM PDT · by Drango · 21 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | June 20 | TARYN LUNA
    On a cool spring day at the Capitol, Toni Atkins delivered a series of blows unlike anything the tobacco industry had ever felt in California. Then speaker of the Assembly, the San Diego Democrat had been a lame duck for the last six months since the house elected Anthony Rendon to replace her. It was a Thursday morning in March and her final session as speaker, a tenure that lasted just shy of a year and 10 months. In a series of quick votes, the Assembly passed six smoking bills, the most significant of which raised the age to buy...
  • Chief Justice Roy Moore Requests COJ to Dismiss Charges

    06/21/2016 2:14:29 PM PDT · by Ray76
    Liberty Counsel ^ | Jun 21, 2016
    Today, Liberty Counsel has filed a motion asking the Court of the Judiciary (COJ) to dismiss charges brought by the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. Today was the deadline of the 14-day extension granted by the COJ for filing a response to the JIC Complaint. Liberty Counsel and Judicial Action Group represent Chief Justice Moore.
  • Wall Street Journal Warns: ‘Bad Sign’ Trump Is Following Jeff Sessions’ Lead

    01/28/2016 12:41:23 PM PST · by pgkdan · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/28/16 | Julia Hahn
    Today the editors of Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal slammed GOP frontrunner Donald Trump for his opposition to the publication's long-standing support for open border trade and immigration policies. The Wall Street Journal, like Murdoch, is decidedly open borders. In 1984, the WSJ editorial board wrote, "If Washington still wants to 'do something' about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders." "Republicans should look closely before they leap," the Journal warns voters. The Journal points specifically to Mr. Trump's recent hiring of Stephen Miller, the brain trust of populist thought leader Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)80%....
  • Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal : ‘Bad Sign’ Trump Is Following Jeff Sessions’ Lead

    01/28/2016 10:50:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JAN. 28, 2016 | by JULIA HAHN
    Today the editors of Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal slammed GOP frontrunner Donald Trump for his opposition to the publication’s long-standing support for open border trade and immigration policies. The Wall Street Journal, like Murdoch, is decidedly open borders. In 1984, the WSJ editorial board wrote, “If Washington still wants to ‘do something’ about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders The WSJ editors suggest that they would much prefer Trump work with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)44% than Jeff Sessions. The editors write that if Trump were to “work closely...
  • BOOM! Establishment Congressman Loses Primary To Pro-Trump Challenger

    06/18/2016 9:22:30 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 35 replies
    dcwhispers.com ^ | June 18, 2016
    Its the very thing the GOP Establishment fears most loss of control. This week, an example of that diminished control reverberated throughout D.C. as challenger Scott Taylor, who is a former Navy SEAL and current Virginia State Representative, defeated longtime Republican Congressman Randy Forbes. Taylor supported Donald Trump and Trumps America-first economic platform. Randy Forbes did not. Virginia voters just fired Randy Forbes. Taylor hosted a Virginia Trump rally as far back as September, and has since repeated his plan to support the New York billionaire in his upcoming presidential battle against Hillary Clinton. .. Reports indicate a stunned...
  • Scott Taylor beats Randy Forbes to claim nomination in second district

    06/18/2016 4:15:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    WTKR ^ | June 14, 2016
    State Delegate Scott Taylor defeated Rep. Randy Forbes in the Republican primary race for the second congressional district on Tuesday. With nearly 53% of the vote Taylor won more than 21,000 votes. Randy Forbes won about 41% of the vote. Pat Cardwell, a local attorney, registered about 7% of the vote. Taylor said enough voters believed in his message that Washington is broken and that he will bring a fresh start. "People trust us to go do something about it," Taylor said. "That's extremely humbling and it's not a responsibility that I take lightly." What may also have helped is...
  • Virginia voters bag another gop establishment tool! (vanity)

    06/14/2016 4:50:08 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 63 replies
    Virginia Department of Elections | 6-14-16 | RKBA Democrat
    Second Congressional District in Virginia. Tidewater area for the Virginia challenged. 135 of 180 precincts reporting: Pat Cardwell 2213 votes 6.83% J. Randy Forbes 13165 40.61% Scott W. Taylor 17,039 52.56% Scott Taylor is in the House of Delegates, former SEAL and all around good troop. This is a relatively safe gop district, so he'll likely win the general. Randy Forbes is a carpetbagger from western tidewater, 4th district. He doesn't live in the 2nd. His 4th district was redrawn and is now leaning rat. The incumbent in the 2nd decided to retire to let Forbes run for the seat....
  • Obamatrade cost GOP congressman his job

    06/18/2016 5:16:03 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 27 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/18/2016 | Curtis Ellis
    Rep. Randy Forbes, GOP establishment stalwart and longtime Obamatrade supporter from Virginias 2nd Congressional District, will soon be unemployed. Voters rejected him in favor of his primary opponent Scott Taylor, who stridently opposed Obamatrade. Taylor blasted Forbes for voting to give President Obama fast track authority to ram through Congress the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping 12-nation international regulatory pact that would merge our economy with some of the poorest and most repressive on earth. This move was especially hypocritical for Forbes, chairman of the House Prayer Caucus. Obamatrade would give special economic privileges to countries that persecute Christians, including Vietnam,...
  • Teen Mom Rejects Abortion After Rape, Now Child Protective Services Has Taken Her Baby

    06/17/2016 10:19:41 PM PDT · by kathsua · 95 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 17, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    An Alabama group is alleging that a young rape victim who chose life for her son experienced another traumatic situation this week when government workers took the newborn away from her. According to Terri LaPoint, a writer for Health Impact News who witnessed the situation, the 14-year-old girl allegedly was raped by a 19-year-old and became pregnant. The unnamed girl chose life for her son and gave birth to him on Monday in Alabaster, Alabama. The 14-year-old received several visits from the hospital social worker after her son was born; and on Wednesday, LaPoint said government officials from the state...
  • Impeachment Investigation Of Alabama Governor Begins

    06/16/2016 11:44:11 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | June 15, 2016 | KIM CHANDLER
    An impeachment investigation of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley opened Wednesday, as lawmakers begin what will be a lengthy look into whether there are grounds to remove the two-term Republican from office. In a series of meetings this year, the House Judiciary Committee will investigate if the governor committed any impeachable offenses in a sex-charged scandal involving a former top aide. Twenty-three representatives, roughly one-fifth of House membership, signed impeachment articles in April accusing Bentley of willful neglect of duty and corruption. "The gravity of the task we are charged with undertaking as a committee cannot be overstated. Few issues should...
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions Warns: More Islamic Extremism Attacks Are Coming

    06/12/2016 8:18:23 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    Sen. Jeff Sessions reacted to the news of the Orlando nightclub shooting after officials identified the attack as an act of terror, and urged the United States to be vigilant about Islamic extremism. Well, it certainly looks like another one of the extremist attacks, Islamic extremism, Sessions said pointing to the radical element in the religion.
  • Militia Raided [Alabama-style Gun Control]

    04/28/2007 12:18:51 PM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 78 replies · 2,168+ views
    The Times-Journal ^ | April 27, 2007 | Jared Felkins
    Federal, state and local authorities seized weapons and explosives belonging to a militia group at two homes in Collinsville and three other counties early Thursday morning. DeKalb deputies, along with U.S. Marshals and ATF agents executed federal search warrants in DeKalb, Jefferson, Marshall and Etowah counties, including two near Collinsville School. Agents from Atlanta and Huntsville bomb squads and the FBI were also on the scene. The good news is hopefully today Alabama is free of the Free Militia, said ATF agent in charge Jim Cavanaugh. There is a lot of concern for the future as a result of this...
  • Jeff Sessions: Wall at Democratic National Convention a double standard

    06/11/2016 7:05:58 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    al.com ^ | June 10 2016 | Howard Koplowitz
    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., accused presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee of applying a double standard by planning to construct fencing around this summer's Democratic convention. "It's interesting that the Democratic National Committee will have a wall around their convention to keep unapproved people out while at the same time, their presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton, pushes for open borders policies that are even more radical than President Obama's," Alabama's junior senator said in astatement. "She would refuse to deport dangerous criminal aliens until after they have been convicted of committing heinous crimes against Americans, close detention...
  • Judge issues final order upholding Alabama same-sex marriage

    06/11/2016 1:03:12 AM PDT · by Coronal · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 9, 2016 | Karen Brooks
    A federal judge in Alabama has issued a permanent injunction barring state officials from denying same-sex couples the right to marry in that state, according to court documents made public on Wednesday. The order, filed on Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade, came in response to a 2014 lawsuit challenging Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage, finalizing a decision Granade made in early 2015 that the state law was unconstitutional.
  • Jeff Sessions: Right and Moral and Just and Biblical to Enforce Immigration Law

    06/10/2016 11:55:54 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-12016 | Breitbart
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) suggests that building a wall and enforcing immigration laws are biblical concepts. During his speech at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Sessions said, the idea that nations dont set laws, establish who can and cant enter, is not biblical in my opinion. After joking about how there was a wall built in Jerusalem, Sessions cited the Bible, but didnt specifically mention presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and his plan to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico. The Road to Majority conference is a gathering for conservative activists in...
  • Donald Trump's Twitter May Shed Light On VP Search

    06/09/2016 11:04:55 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 121 replies
    CNN ^ | June 9, 2016
    Donald Trump took to twitter Wednesday night and with the push of a button, perhaps shed some light on his VP choice -- just as his advisers hoped he wouldn't do. Just before 10 p.m., Trump retweeted a supporter who said: "@KathyCeurter: @realDonaldTrump please Mr.Trump make @SenatorJeffSessions your VP. He is a perfect running mate.' He is a great guy!"
  • Senator Jeff Sessions Looks To Blast A Giant Hole In The 4th Amendment For 'Emergency' Response

    06/08/2016 11:51:50 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 36 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 06/08/2016 | Mike Masnick
    Yesterday we wrote about an already troubling attempt by Senator John Cornyn to attach a dangerous amendment to the Senate's ECPA reform bill that would massively expand what kinds of electronic communications the FBI has access to (as we noted, the FBI already pretends it has access to this very info, so really this law would be papering over the FBI's illegal collection of this info). But there's another amendment, put forth by Senator Jeff Sessions, that is just as, if not more, troubling. It's basically creating a massive loophole in the 4th Amendment, saying that any and all basic...
  • Former NASA astronaut (Jim Halsell) charged (murder) in double-fatal crash

    06/07/2016 11:16:11 AM PDT · by abb · 32 replies
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | June 6, 2016 | Stephanie Taylor
    A former NASA astronaut suspected of drunken driving was charged with the murders of two young girls killed in a crash early Monday. Enlarge James Halsell Jr., 59, of Huntsville was charged with the murders of two young girls killed in a crash early Monday. Alabama State Troopers arrested James Halsell Jr., 59, after a preliminary investigation of the two-vehicle crash. Naomi Deona James, 13, and Jayla Latrice Parler, 11, were killed, said Alabama Law Enforcement Agency spokesman Senior Trooper Reginal King. Brent Mayor Dennis Stripling said that the girls live in Texas. He had picked them up and was...
  • Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore gets 2 extra weeks to respond to judicial ethics charges

    06/07/2016 10:01:32 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    AL.com ^ | Jun 7, 2016 | Kent Faulk
    Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has been given an extra two weeks to respond to judicial ethics charges leveled by the state's Judicial Inquiry Commission regarding an order he issued in opposition to gay marriage. Moore last week had filed a motion for an indefinite extension of time to file his response. He asked that the process be held up until a federal judge rules on his request for a preliminary injunction against the Alabama Court of the Judiciary. Alternatively, Moore asked for a 14-day extension. In his request for a federal preliminary injunction Moore alleges that Alabama law...
  • "Dwayne Pimps 3 Ho's" - Alabama Math Quiz Veers Too Close To Real Life

    06/03/2016 5:34:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | June 2, 2016
    No, this is not from The Onion. In an apparent attempt to make math more relevant to the young people of Alabama, a teacher at Burns Middle School in Mobile, required eighth-graders to take a math quiz that drew complaints from parents about inappropriate themes and racist overtones.As The Washington Post reports, nearly 900 students are enrolled at Burns Middle School, about 50 percent of them black and 40 percent white, according to state data. Forty-three percent qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. "Dwayne pimps 3 hos," reads one question on the quiz given to students at Burns Middle School...
  • Silicon Valley Finds Trumps Disruption Unwelcome

    06/01/2016 6:36:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 1st, 2016 | Jason Henry for The New York Times
    PALO ALTO, Calif. Donald J. Trump would not be Silicon Valleys first choice as president. Or its second. Or maybe even its third. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee wants to restrict immigration while bringing back manufacturing. He compulsively uses tech products like Twitter but is not in awe of the people who built them. He made his fortune the old-fashioned way, by going into the family business, in the old-fashioned industry of real estate. Hes not the valleys kind of entrepreneur. Worst of all, Mr. Trump is revealing Silicon Valleys vulnerability. In recent years, technology companies have extended their...
  • Zucked Up: Why Silicon Valley Is Scared To Death Of Trump Part 1.

    05/28/2016 3:02:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Lee Stranahan
    Californias high-tech business wizards like Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg are in full freak-out mode over Donald Trump, and the key to understanding why lies in the H-1B visa program. As a recent L.A. Times story titled Donald Trump has done the unthinkable: Unite Silicon Valley reports: Ambitious start-up CEOs who swore off talking politics for fear of offending investors are enlisting in campaigns to discredit Trump. Longtime valley Republican stalwarts who have voted for every GOP nominee for decades say they cant do it this year. The libertarian-minded innovators who just want to get government out of their way have less...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sessions Open To Being Trumps Running Mate I Would Consider It

    05/27/2016 3:06:31 PM PDT · by John W · 73 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Alex Pappas
    Amid speculation he is on the short list, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions told The Daily Caller on Friday that he would consider an offer to be Donald Trumps running mate, like any other citizen should, if offered. Its the farthest Sessions has gone in publicly acknowledging interest in serving in a potential Trump administration. During an half-hour interview in his Capitol Hill office about a wide-range of topics including immigration, trade, national security and the 2016 campaign The DC asked Sessions if he is open to being Trumps running mate. If I could help him in some way ...
  • China has conducted a 'war'not tradewith steel, experts say

    05/22/2016 10:59:49 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 47 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | Friday, 20 May 2016 | 3:41 AM ET | Holly Ellyatt, Karen Tso
    Despite China signaling moves to cut its excess steel production capacity, industry chiefs say the country has declared a metals "war" that has had a "devastating" impact for the rest of the world's industry.
  • Why 'Antidumping' Tariffs Should Be Dumped

    05/22/2016 10:35:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    China produces more than 820 million tons of steel per year, of which about 100 million tons are exported and sold at a discount overseas. Only about 3 percent of those exports go to the United States, but American steel producers bristle at the competition. So in keeping with the time-honored practice of the US steel industry — "the backbone of American manufacturing," as it proudly calls itself — domestic producers are rising to the challenge.Are they doing so by making their operations more efficient? By improving the quality of the steel they sell? By cutting their prices to maintain market...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 May 2016

    05/22/2016 3:54:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 234 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 May 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 22nd, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sanders; Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sanders; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
  • Border Patrol Union Chief: Obamas Policies Are Helping Bankroll Drug Cartels

    05/19/2016 12:24:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/19/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The president of the National Border Patrol Council testified in the Senate Thursday that the Obama administrations loose immigration policy is the biggest factor driving illegal immigration into the United States, which in turn helps fund Mexican drug cartels. Most illegal immigrants believe that they will either not be caught, or even if they are caught, they will not be deported back to their home country. Most believe that they will simply be issued a Notice to Appear (NTA) and will be released, Brandon Judd said before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest. Candidly, they are not...
  • Donald Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Appointments

    05/18/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sundance
    Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership. Mr. Trump stated, Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I...
  • Donald Trump releases list of potential supreme court nominees live

    05/18/2016 11:09:45 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 14 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 05/18/16 | staff
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump said in March he planned to release the list to ease concerns about his conservative credentials...
  • Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

    05/18/2016 11:31:12 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | JILL COLVIN
    Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump had previously named Pryor and Sykes as examples of kind of justices he would choose.
  • Trump unveils list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices

    05/18/2016 11:11:10 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 233 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/18/16 | Jill Colvin
    The names are at the link.
  • US slaps China steel imports with five-fold tax increase

    05/17/2016 10:12:24 PM PDT · by traumer · 51 replies
    The US has raised its import duties on Chinese steelmakers by more than five-fold after accusing them of selling their products below market prices. The taxes specifically apply to Chinese-made cold-rolled flat steel, which is used in car manufacturing, shipping containers and construction. The US Commerce Department ruling comes amid heightened trade tensions between the two sides over several products, including chicken parts. Steel is an especially sensitive issue. US and European steel producers claim China is distorting the global market and undercutting them by dumping its excess supply abroad.
  • Facebooks algorithm only as unbiased as its creators

    05/17/2016 5:39:26 AM PDT · by dila813 · 13 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Monday, May 16, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    It turns out the algorithms that govern the internet can be as biased as the people who create and update them. That may be the most surprising takeaway from the political bias scandal that has enveloped Facebook after former employees told the tech blog Gizmodo that they would sometimes suppress conservative-friendly items and promote liberal reports on the newsfeeds trending topics box. Even if no humans were involved, however, the algorithm would not have been completely neutral because it was written by humans, digital media analysts say.
  • Jeff Sessions defends Donald Trumps conservative credentials, calls for unity

    05/16/2016 5:44:57 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 23 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 14, 2016 | Gromer Jeffers, ,Jr
    U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions sought Saturday to convince Texas Republicans that Donald Trump is the conservative leader needed to change Washington. The American people are not happy, the Alabama Republican told delegates at the state GOP convention in Dallas. They are looking for something different. Session said Trump would properly overhaul the nations immigration system and secure the southern border. Hes going to build a wall to ensure that, Sessions said. Sessions said Trump, as president, would appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court, reverse bad trade deals and rebuild the military. Donald Trump believes in a strong national defense,...
  • Clarence Thomas tells graduates to simply be good citizens

    05/16/2016 5:25:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 16,2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas urged college graduates who seek to "preserve liberty" to do so by fulfilling the duties of their daily vocations rather than attempting to achieve sweeping political goals. "At the risk of understating what is necessary to preserve liberty in our form of government, I think more and more that it depends on good citizens, discharging their daily duties in their daily obligations," Thomas said Saturday during a commencement address at Hillsdale College, a small liberal arts college in Michigan.
  • Alabama Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Vets To Get Concealed Permit For Free

    05/16/2016 3:29:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 16,2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 13, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) signed legislation which will now allow veterans to acquire a concealed weapon license for free.
  • This Week Transcript: Reince Priebus and Sen. Jeff Sessions

    05/15/2016 8:04:09 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | ABC News
    KARL: ...So, where is the center of gravity now for the Republican Party? SESSIONS: That's a good question, Jonathan. I would say it's with the movement Donald Trump is leading. He is leading the Republican Party, which is the Republican voter. And the Republican voter is adopting his views and not the views that too often we've seen out of Washington, Democrat and Republican. And so I think he's showing real strength there. He's unifying the people who are going to say we want some change. We want better jobs, better wages. We don't want falling wages. We want an...
  • Alabama Governor Signs Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

    05/12/2016 7:01:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 12, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley today signed legislation to ban dismemberment abortions making it the 5th state to ban the grisly abortion procedure. The law follows on the heels of states like Kansas and Oklahoma as well as Mississippi and Louisiana where bans have are been approved or are advancing through the legislature. Dismemberment abortion, performed on a fully-formed, living unborn baby, is a barbaric and dangerous procedure in which the unborn child is literally ripped apart in the womb and pulled out in pieces. The law embodies model legislation from the National Right to Life Committee that would...
  • Alabama Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill to Ban Abortion Clinics Near Schools, Now Two May Close

    05/12/2016 6:42:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 12, 2016 | Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger
    Alabamas Governor has signed off on a pro-life bill to ban abortion clinics from operating near schools and now two abortion centers may close, even if temporarily to relocate, as a result. Gov. Robert Bentley signed the bill today. The legislation would ban abortion facilities from building within 2,000 feet of public elementary or middle schools and prohibit the state health department from issuing or renewing a health center license to current abortion clinics within the same distance of the schools. If passed, the legislation could close the Alabama Womens Center for Reproductive Alternatives Services (AWCRA) in Huntsville or...
  • Roy Moore: The most interesting law-breaking judge in the world?

    05/12/2016 6:35:25 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 13 replies
    AL.com ^ | May 12, 2016 | J.D. Crowe
    Roy Moore might be Alabama's most notorious drama queen, but does that make him the most interesting judge in the world? Alabama's two-timer suspended chief justice doesn't ALWAYS break the law, but when he does he blames it on God. 'The Ascension of Roy Moore' ... again Roy Moore is pretty handy at using the Lord's name to levitate himself above the law. Sweet guy, right? What's your take? Got a most interesting "Roy Moore doesn't always ..." joke? Doesn't matter if you're a fan or a foe. Spin it however you want. Let's see what you got. Would especially...
  • Donald Trump: 'Russell Moore is Truly a Terrible Representative of Evangelicals'--Really?

    05/10/2016 7:30:51 AM PDT · by sonrise57 · 136 replies
    CP Politics ^ | May 9, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump believes that leading Southern Baptist Convention ethicist Russell Moore is a "truly a terrible representative" of Evangelicalism. The Manhattan billionaire businessman-turned-politician, who frequently takes to Twitter to attack the character of his critics and opponents, lashed out at the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission with a sharply worded tweet Monday morning. "@drmoore Russell Moore is truly a terrible representative of Evangelicals and all of the good they stand for. A nasty guy with no heart!" Trump tweeted at 5:05 a.m. EST Monday morning. Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/donald-trump-russell-moore-is-truly-a-terrible-representative-of-evangelicals-163596/#8z7IBK3EGz8hrlOJ.99
  • Burglar shot by 11-year-old who was home alone (Talladega, AL)

    05/08/2016 11:39:29 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 32 replies
    NBC4i ^ | 4/29/16 | Andy Long
    TALLADEGA, AL (WCMH) An 11-year-old boy shot a burglar during a break-in attempt. Chris Gaither was home along Wednesday when he says he heard a noise. It was apparent that someone was trying to break in. Fearing for his life, he tells WVTM he grabbed a 9mm handgun. When he was coming down the stairs, thats when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that, Gaither said. The intruder started walking toward the front door, carrying a hamper full of property. Thats when Gaither opened fire. I shot through the hamper he was carrying,...
  • Senator Jeff Sessions Warns Congress About Trying to Pass TPP During Lame-Duck

    05/08/2016 8:31:19 AM PDT · by gg188 · 30 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 8, 2016 | Sundance
    Listed below the video from Jeff Sessions you will find two pdf outlines which detail some of the more concerning aspects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal. Feel free to share those pdf formats with your friends, family and social circles who are not familiar with the inherent issues.
  • Sen. Sessions Blasts Obamas Plan to Push TPP After Primaries

    04/27/2016 3:27:03 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 April 2016 | William F. Jasper
    During his recent European tour, President Obama did his best to help beleaguered German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is under intense fire for bringing 1 million-1.5 million (or more, no one knows for sure how many) Muslim refugee migrants into Germany in 2015. He also made promotion of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the mammoth treaty aimed at political and economic merger of the EU and United States, a key priority of his trip.
  • France Fumes Over Leaked Documents on Transatlantic Trade Deal Talks

    05/08/2016 4:40:29 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 11 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/5/16
    The leaking of hundreds of pages of negotiating texts for an ambitious U.S.-European Union free-trade agreement is continuing to make waves in France and elsewhere in Europe, just days after President Obama expressed confidence that a deal a key goal of his administration is within reach. Already skeptical politicians and others see the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) documents leaked by the environmental group Greenpeace as confirming fears that the agreement would not be good for Europe. French President Francois Hollande responded to the leaks by saying he would not support the TTIP as it stands. The...