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  • Guess Which Republican Joined Dems in Demanding Trump's Translator's Notes

    07/20/2018 9:29:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Democrats in Congress demanded this week that Marina Gross, the translator in the room with President Trump and President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland on Monday, come to Washington and tell them what was discussed in the closed-door meeting. Republicans, even anti-Trump ones, are resisting the effort. When House Intelligence Democrats brought the subpoena to a vote, every Republican on the committee voted against it.Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) explained why subpoenaing the interpreter could set a dangerous precedent. It could be the "last time" the U.S. president ever meet privately with a foreign leader. "Absolutely not," Lindsey Graham said when...
  • ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal..

    07/20/2018 1:13:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 95 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal Records Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency many Democrats want to abolish, recently conducted a raid in Newark, New Jersey and arrested dozens of illegal aliens. The overwhelming majority have serious criminal records. ICE targeted Illegal aliens who had been incarcerated in the Middlesex County Jail and released into the community by local law enforcement without notice to federal immigration officials. The aliens arrested had ICE detainers that were not honored. Newark is a "sanctuary city." "Of those arrested, 16 subjects had...
  • GOP leader blocks resolution backing intelligence community on Russia [Flake]

    07/19/2018 1:23:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/19/18 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (Texas) blocked a resolution on Thursday that would have lent the Senate's support to the intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, which was offered up in the wake of President Trump’s Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) tried to pass their resolution by unanimous consent, which requires the sign off of every senator. But Cornyn objected, saying senators should focus on passing new sanctions legislation and warning that they should work through the committee process. "It is purely a symbolic act...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Occupation of Airports, ICE Offices: ‘We Have to Mobilize’

    07/18/2018 5:26:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/17/18 | Chantal Da Silva
    Ice New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called on protesters rallying under the “Abolish ICE” banner to occupy border crossings, airports and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices across the country. Ocasio-Cortez made the comments during an interview on Monday with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, speaking alongside Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau. Asked by Goodman about her decision to leave New York to join protests at the U.S.-Mexico border just days before the primary in which she defeated Democratic Representative Joseph Crowley in a stunning upset, Ocasio-Cortez said, "There is no convenient time" to "stand up against human rights violations."...
  • Tucker Carlson: Mexico has interfered in US elections 'more successfully' than Russia

    07/17/2018 12:47:27 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Monday that Mexico had been more successful than Russia in influencing U.S. elections by "packing" the American electorate with its own people. Carlson said Russia has, in fact, sought to meddle in U.S. affairs. But other countries, like Mexico, had been more successful in doing so, he said. "I don't think Russia is our close friend or anything like that," Carlson said. "I think of course they try to interfere in our affairs. They have for a long time. Many countries do. Some more successfully than Russia, like Mexico, which is routinely interfering in...
  • Republican Lawmakers Rebuke Trump after Putin Press Conference

    07/17/2018 4:37:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 101 replies
    National Review ^ | July 16, 2018 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    Republican lawmakers were left shaking their heads after President Trump’s Monday’s press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin, in which Trump declined to endorse the American intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) called it “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory” and a “tragic mistake” in a statement. “No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant,” McCain said. “The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate.” House speaker Paul Ryan also...
  • John McCain rips Trump: 'One of the most disgraceful performances by an American president'[tr]

    07/16/2018 4:49:29 PM PDT · by kevcol · 126 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 16, 2018 | Al Weaver
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., blasted President Trump for his comments during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday afternoon, and called it "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president" in his lifetime. . . . “Coming close on the heels of President Trump’s bombastic and erratic conduct towards our closest friends and allies in Brussels and Britain, today’s press conference marks a recent low point in the history of the American Presidency," McCain said.
  • Would-be robber beaten up by restaurant employees in Arizona

    07/16/2018 4:17:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    TUCSON, Az. (FOX26 NEWS) — A would-be robber in Arizona was stopped by several restaurant employees and the whole thing was caught on camera. In the video, the crook can be seen standing behind a counter, armed with a knife and demanding money from employees. However, the workers were not amused and one of them decided to take action by throw a chair at the suspect. At least six employees then start attacking the man and subduing him until police arrive.
  • Watch An Outnumbered Punk Get A Big Surprise During Attempted Robbery

    07/16/2018 3:13:10 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 27 replies
    Downtrend ^ | 07-16-2018 | Donn Marten
    Here’s a story that is the perfect antidote for those Monday morning blues…. In a video that is now going viral for perfectly understandable reasons, a punk in a hoodie who tried to rob a restaurant ended up getting way more than he bargained for.
  • WATCH AN OUTNUMBERED PUNK GET A BIG SURPRISE DURING ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

    07/16/2018 2:43:59 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 34 replies
    https://downtrend.com ^ | JULY 16, 2018 | BY DONN MARTEN
    In a video that is now going viral for perfectly understandable reasons, a punk in a hoodie who tried to rob a restaurant ended up getting way more than he bargained for. The incident went down in Arizona when the thug menaced employees at an Arizona eatery with a box cutter and demanded money.
  • Muslim candidates running in record numbers face backlash

    07/15/2018 9:02:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 15, 2018 11:11 PM EDT | Philip Marcelo and Jeff Karoub
    A liberal woman of color with zero name recognition and little funding takes down a powerful, long serving congressman from her own political party. When Tahirah Amatul-Wadud heard about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning upset over U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s Democratic primary last month, the first-time candidate saw parallels with her own longshot campaign for Congress in western Massachusetts. The 44-year-old Muslim, African-American civil rights lawyer, who is taking on a 30-year congressman and ranking Democrat on the influential House Ways and Means Committee, says she wasn’t alone, as encouragement, volunteers and donations started pouring in. […] Still, the...
  • 13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

    07/13/2018 10:37:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | July 13, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. - An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday. The grisly details of Mariah Lopez’s slaying came out during the preliminary hearing of Yoni Martinez Aguilar, AL.com reported. Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, are each charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Lopez and her 49-year-old grandmother and legal guardian, Oralia Mendoza. Palomino is also charged with possession of methamphetamine. Members of the middle schooler’s family wept as Investigator Stacy Rutherford...
  • Free Tommy Robinson Rally Draws Massive Crowd Into Central London, US Congressman Speaks

    07/14/2018 4:47:05 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    .... in London for a separate pro-Donald Trump event, but after that event many of the Trump supporters made their way down to Whitehall where another crowd was forming for a "Free Tommy Robinson" rally. The event was emceed by Raheem Kassam of "Breitbart" in London, who has been a close associate of "Mr. Brexit" Nigel Farage. An early speaker was leader Gerard Batten of the United Kingdom Independence Party, the leading party of Brexit buoyed by this week's rising polls numbers in the midst of the controversy over Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit sellout. Batten spoke about an arrest...
  • McCain to Trump: Cancel meeting if you won't hold Putin accountable

    07/13/2018 1:58:03 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    GOP Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) on Friday said that if President Trump isn't prepared to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin "accountable" for aggression toward the U.S. then he should cancel their meeting next week. "President Trump must be willing to confront Putin from a position of strength and demonstrate that there will be a serious price to pay for his ongoing aggression towards the United States and democracies around the world. If President Trump is not prepared to hold Putin accountable, the summit in Helsinki should not move forward," McCain said in a statement.
  • Arizona state lawmaker apologizes for saying he has ‘immunity’ from speeding violation

    07/12/2018 8:10:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    An Arizona state lawmaker has apologized for telling a sheriff’s deputy to not penalize him for speeding because he has “legislative immunity,” calling his comments inappropriate. State Rep. Paul Mosley (R) wrote in a Facebook post Thursday that his “desire to get home to see my family does not justify how fast I was speeding nor my reference to legislative immunity when being pulled over.” “Legislative immunity is a serious responsibility and should not be taken lightly or abused,” he added. Mosley also said that his “jokes” about often driving over 100 miles an hour while commuting to and from...
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • Phoenix FD: Safeway roof collapses, catches on fire during massive storm

    07/11/2018 7:07:35 PM PDT · by pbear8 · 17 replies
    12News Phoenix ^ | 7/11/2018 | 12News
    A Safeway in north Phoenix is burning Wednesday night during the middle of a strong storm hitting the Valley, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. Fire officials said that firefighters responded to a roof collapse at the grocery store near Northern and 35th Avenues.
  • DHS Refuses to ‘Reunite’ Children with Adults Who Aren’t Their Parents

    07/11/2018 1:35:44 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 28 replies
    https://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 10 Jul 2018 | IAN MASON
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) held a joint call Tuesday to announce their efforts to comply with a June 26 federal court ruling mandating children under five years old in HHS custody be “reunited” with parents if they were separated at the border. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, in response to an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawsuit, set a July 10 deadline to reunite the families and refused to provide additional time for the government to use DNA testing to determine if the people in question are even the 102...
  • ‘Unmasking Antifa Act' includes 15-year prison term proposal

    07/10/2018 5:24:58 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    The “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018,” legislation introduced in the House, carries a potential 15-year prison sentence for those caught engaging in behaviors typically associated with the “antifa” movement of anti-fascist activists. Under the act, anyone “wearing a mask” or in disguise who “injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person … in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege” is subject to a fine or up to 15 years in prison. The bill was introduced in the House last month but received renewed attention on Tuesday after alt-right personality Mike Cernovich encouraged his followers to call their...
  • UPDATE: Trump Has Made a Decision; White House Names 'Sherpa' to Help Supreme Court Nominee Get...

    07/09/2018 2:20:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 09, 2018 2:17 PM | Katie Pavlich
    [FULL TITLE] UPDATE: Trump Has Made a Decision; White House Names 'Sherpa' to Help Supreme Court Nominee Get Confirmed ***Original post*** Former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl has been tapped by the White House to guide President Trump's Supreme Court nominee through the Senate confirmation process. “Former Sen. Jon Kyl has agreed to serve as the Sherpa for the President’s nominee to the Supreme Court,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said Monday afternoon. A "Sherpa" prepares a nominee for their hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which includes escorting the individual to dozens of meetings on Capitol Hill. Kyl served for...