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  • Trump Tells Aides He Has Decided to Remove Stephen Bannon

    08/18/2017 9:46:56 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 194 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 18, 2017 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    President Trump has told senior aides that he has decided to remove Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled White House chief strategist who helped Mr. Trump win the 2016 election, according to two administration officials briefed on the discussion. The president and senior White House officials were debating when and how to dismiss Mr. Bannon. The two administration officials cautioned that Mr. Trump is known to be averse to confrontation within his inner circle, and could decide to keep on Mr. Bannon for some time. As of Friday morning, the two men were still discussing Mr. Bannon’s future, the officials said....
  • CBS Breaks Into Local Programming To Castigate An "Enraged" Trump For "Outbreak".

    08/15/2017 3:20:31 PM PDT · by Diogenez · 122 replies
    CBS Network News ^ | 8/15/2017 | CBS Network News
    Anybody catch this at about 4:00 PM EDT? CBS broke into local programming (Judge Judy in New York City WCBS 2) with a nervous making BREAKING NEWS slide and then an even more ominous 3-2-1 countdown - after which A nervous sounding Anthony Mason appeared to announce that just moments ago, an enraged Donald Trump had unleashed a torrent of rath at the press beginning with an angry outburst at John McCain. Mason appeared to get flustered when he began his exposition with "This debate with the press...umh..." and corrected to "...this defense of his position taken 2 nights ago..."...
  • FAA: Two killed after State Police helicopter crashes in Charlottesville

    08/12/2017 3:20:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 84 replies
    WSET.com ^ | 8/12/17 | Elizabeth Tyree
    FAA confirms that two people were killed after a state police helicopter crashed in Charlottesville around 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • Car Runs into Crowd at White Nationalist Protest in Charlottesville Virginia [BREAKING NEWS]

    08/12/2017 11:49:17 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 777 replies
    US News Today ^ | Aug 12, 2017 | US News Today
    Car plows into protesters during clashes at Unite the Right rally. Car Runs into Crowd at White Supremacist Protest in Charlottesville Virginia [BREAKING NEWS]
  • Judge cuts defendant’s testimony short in Bunkerville retrial

    08/11/2017 9:37:52 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 46 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | August 11, 2017 | Robert Anglen
    A federal judge in Las Vegas cut short the testimony of an Idaho gun enthusiast in the middle of his Bunkerville standoff retrial Thursday. Eric Parker was photographed in April 2014 pointing a long gun through a barrier on an Interstate 15 overpass that overlooked a sandy ditch where protesters had gathered to face Bureau of Land Management agents. Prosecutors first objected to Parker’s testimony about 20 minutes after he took the stand and uttered the words “First Amendment.” Before the start of the second trial for Parker, a married father of two, and three other men, U.S. District Judge...
  • The Francification of America: The American Le Pen and the French-style Realignment

    08/10/2017 12:16:22 PM PDT · by Mafe · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | August 10, 2017 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    To say that Donald Trump is a kind of American version of Jean-Marie and Marine Le Pen, the French populist leaders, has become a bit of a cliché. What is more interesting is what it means for where America is headed. But first, let us rehearse the case for Trump being the American Le Pen. We can check off the list. There is the rhetoric: the over-the-top nationalism (Trump calls for “America First,” Marine Le Pen’s consigliere wants to rebrand her National Front party as “The Patriots”), the xenophobia, as distinguished from sensible immigration restrictionism, complete with not-so-naked ethnic appeals...
  • Deputy Attorney General: Special counsel Mueller needs permission to expand Russia investigation

    08/06/2017 12:49:45 PM PDT · by Lockbox · 158 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/6/17 | Maxwell Tani & Natasha Bertrand
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Sunday that the special counsel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election needs permission from the Department of Justice to expand his investigation if he finds evidence of an unrelated crime. In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 campaign and President Donald Trump's campaign's potential ties to Russia was "not a fishing expedition." "If he finds evidence of a crime that is within the scope of what Director Mueller and I have agreed is the appropriate...
  • Trump’s new top aide (Kelly) assures Sessions his job is safe

    08/02/2017 4:46:18 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 96 replies
    New White House chief of staff John Kelly, in one of his first acts in his new post, called Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reassure him that his position was safe despite the recent onslaught of criticism he has taken from President Donald Trump. Kelly called Sessions on Saturday to stress that the White House was supportive of his work and wanted him to continue his job, according to two people familiar with the call. The people demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about a private conversation. Kelly, who was appointed to the post the day...
  • Trump's big trade battle with China kicks off Friday

    08/02/2017 2:59:46 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 50 replies
    President Trump will give a speech at the White House on Friday, and will sign a memo directing his trade representative to go after Chinese theft of intellectual property and the way U.S. companies are forced to share technology with Chinese firms, as Axios scooped yesterday. Administration officials say Trump is doing this because of complaints he's heard from Silicon Valley executives saying Chinese IP theft is one of their biggest challenges (Peter Thiel was involved in crafting this new step). What happens next: About a week after Trump's announcement, the U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, is expected to announce...
  • Crews searching for victims after explosion at Minneapolis school

    08/02/2017 10:33:13 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    WTAE ^ | 8/2/2017
    wo people are unaccounted for and five were hospitalized Wednesday after an explosion believed to be caused by a gas leak leveled part of a Minnesota school building, emergency authorities said. Minneapolis Fire crews are "extinguishing fire, searching for victims and extricating" at Minnehaha Academy, a pre-K to 12th grade Christian school in the city. All of the injured people are adults, with one in critical condition. The fire department originally tweeted a fatality has been reported, but around 15 minutes later said it has not been confirmed. Later details said two people were missing and one they were searching...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Al Gore’s Home Devours 34 Times More Electricity Than Average U.S. Household

    08/02/2017 9:07:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    EXCLUSIVE: Al Gore’s Home Devours 34 Times More Electricity Than Average U.S. Household Drew Johnson Senior Fellow, National Center for Public Policy Research 10:39 AM 08/02/2017 On Friday, Al Gore’s sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth” – “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” – arrives in movie theaters across the country. But there’s another inconvenient sequel worth noting and, like most sequels, this one is even worse than the original. Gore’s hypocritical home energy use and “do as I say not as I do” lifestyle has plunged to embarrassing new depths. In just this past year, Gore burned through enough energy...
  • BREAKING: Special Counsel Mueller Hires 16th Left-Wing Lawyer to Investigation

    08/01/2017 7:41:07 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 175 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Aug 1st, 2017
    Greg Andres is the 16th lawyer to be added to Mueller’s team. He worked under Eric ‘Fast N’ Furious’ Holder from 2010 to 2012. Via Reuters: A former U.S. Justice Department official has become the latest lawyer to join special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, a spokesman for the team confirmed. Greg Andres started on Tuesday, becoming the 16th lawyer on the team, said Josh Stueve, a spokesman for the special counsel. Most recently a white-collar criminal defense lawyer with New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, Andres, 50, served at the...
  • Wasserman Schultz under pressure to testify on ex-IT aide; complaint filed

    08/01/2017 7:13:02 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 1, 2017
    Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is coming under mounting pressure to explain why she kept an IT aide on the payroll for months after a criminal investigation was revealed, facing calls from Republicans to testify as well as a newly filed ethics complaint. "I think she should testify,” Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told conservative radio host Dana Loesch on Monday. “If I had a staff member, an IT staff member, who had access to all of our data and all of our infrastructure and he had come under investigation … you better believe I would be cooperating.” Rep. Ron...
  • Venezuelans appear to abstain from government vote

    07/30/2017 1:24:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans appeared to be abstaining in massive numbers on Sunday in a show of silent protest against a vote to select a constitutional assembly giving the government virtually unlimited powers. Associated Press journalists toured more than two dozen polling places in neighborhoods across the capital, including many traditional strongholds of the ruling socialist party in southern and western Caracas. Virtually all the polling places saw hours-long lines of thousands of people in past elections over the last two decades of socialist government.
  • Trump pushes out Priebus, names DHS’ Kelly WH chief of staff

    07/28/2017 3:54:07 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 88 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | July 28, 2017 6:30 pm | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — His White House in turmoil, President Donald Trump abruptly announced late Friday he was appointing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to be his chief of staff, ending the tumultuous six-month tenure of Reince Priebus. After months of speculation about Priebus’ fate, Trump tweeted his decision just as he landed in Washington after a speech in New York in which he lavishly praised Kelly’s performance at Homeland Security. Priebus, the former Republican National Committee head, was the frequent target of rumors about his job security amid infighting and confusion within the White House and a long whisper campaign...
  • REPORT: Top FBI Lawyer is Under Investigation for Allegedly Leaking Classified Information

    07/27/2017 2:06:07 PM PDT · by PPSman · 85 replies
    Target Liberty ^ | Wenzek | Robert
    FBI General Counsel James A. Baker is purportedly under a Department of Justice criminal investigation for allegedly leaking classified national security information to the media, according to multiple government officials close to the probe who spoke with Circa on the condition of anonymity.
  • BREAKING. President Trump Announces Ban On Transgender In Military

    07/26/2017 11:17:41 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 58 replies
    RedState ^ | July 26, 2017 | streiff
    As one of my platoon sergeants used to say, this is from the mouth of the horse(ref Trump tweets at link). Holy Common Sense, Batman. Barely a week ago, the military put off a decision on allowing the enlistment/commissioning of people suffering from the mental illness called ‘gender dysphoria.’ As I pointed out, the premise was insane. The military will not allow a person with braces to serve on active duty and the ongoing medical attention needed to manage orthodontics is nothing compared to that needed by transgenders in the pre-op and post-op stages. As far as I can tell,...
  • US ship fires warning shots at Iranian boat close by

    07/25/2017 10:45:42 AM PDT · by Lera · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/25/17
    A US Navy ship fired warning shots at an Iranian patrol boat that came within 150 yards of it in the Persian Gulf. The Iranian boat is believed to have been operated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to a defense official familiar with details of the incident. The officials said the Iranian boat approached and came within 150 yards of the USS Thunderbolt, a US Navy patrol ship. The USS Thunderbolt was accompanied by the USS Vella Gulf, which is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, and two other US Coast guard vessels at the time. The Iranians did...
  • Dan Rather Thinks The Media Should Publicly Shame Trump Supporters

    07/24/2017 6:55:22 PM PDT · by calypgin · 45 replies
    americanlookout.com ^ | 7/24/2017 | Calypgin
    Remember our effort, yea many years ago, "Unvalentine Dan Rather"? Thousands of "roses are red, violets are blue" postcards, pointing out his bias, arrived at his place of work, coordinated by the FreeRepublic "Media Bias Group" of the time.
  • AZ Senate Candidate: McCain Should ‘Step Away as Quickly as Possible’ (Kelli Ward wants job now!)

    07/21/2017 5:43:25 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 110 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/21/17 | Paul Crookston
    (Not in this article--"Kelli Ward says McCain should quit so she can take over on an Indiana radio station today.") The last Republican to run against Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) called on him to step down "as quickly as possible" following his Wednesday cancer diagnosis.