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  • Federal judge orders complete restart of DACA

    04/24/2018 6:33:42 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 123 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/24/18 | S Dinan
    Deepest blow yet to Trump’s phaseout ....Judge John D. Bates’s ruling would require a full restart, meaning even illegal immigrant “Dreamers” who’d never been approved before would now be able to apply for DACA.... judge imposed a 90-day delay on his own ruling to give the government a chance to reargue its case, but for now the ruling stands as the most severe blow yet to Mr. Trump’s phaseout. Judge Bates said the government’s reasoning for revoking DACA wasn’t convincing enough, and so it amounted to an “arbitrary and capricious” decision, which makes it illegal under the Administrative Procedures Act....
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR alive. [FReepathon XXIV]

    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR alive. Don't put it off. Get your donations in early and let's wrap this baby up within the next 30 days!! Wouldn't that be great? And then we can concentrate on the task at hand. Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all!! End sanctuary cities!! End anchor babies!! End chain migration!! Continue cutting regulations, cutting government, cutting spending and cutting taxes!! Continue bringing back capital, manufacturing, jobs and the economy!! Continue appointing constitutional conservative judges and restoring the constitution and our religious freedom!! Continue rebuilding and strengthening our...
  • The Best Government Survey on Guns You've Never Heard Of

    04/24/2018 8:25:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/24/2018 | Rick Moran
    A survey by the Centers for Disease Control on defensive gun use (DGU) in the United States that shows DGU happening more regularly than gun crimes has never been publicized.Gary Kleck, a Florida State criminologist, conducted his own study of DGU and his results mirror those of the CDC.The Daily Caller: CDC’s data, collected a few years after Kleck’s survey, appears to corroborate his findings, Reason.com reported. The question asked in the CDC survey addressed the use or threatened use of a firearm to deter a crime. “During the last 12 months, have you confronted another person with a firearm, even...
  • [LIVE STREAM] The Arrival Ceremony of the President of France and Mrs. Macron

    04/24/2018 8:13:30 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 27 replies
    The White House on Facebook ^ | 4/24/18 | White House Videos
    Watch LIVE the official arrival ceremony of the President of France and Mrs. Macron.
  • Vanity - Just announced on Fox News Rand Paul will be a "YES" on Mike Pompeo

    04/23/2018 2:09:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 129 replies
    April 23, 2018 | Me
    Good for Paul, I wasn't confident he'd change to a yes vote.
  • Van plows into pedestrians in Toronto, injuring several, cops say

    04/23/2018 12:00:17 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 242 replies
    Fox news ^ | 4/23/2018 | Katherine Lam
    Toronto cops nabbed the suspected driver who plowed into a group of people on a crowded city street Monday afternoon, leaving several injured and the grim sight of what appeared to be bodies covered by sheets. Police confirmed to Fox News the arrest of the suspect, which came just minutes after news of the incident broke.
  • ..instructed Secretary of Homeland Security not to let these large Caravans of people into our....

    04/23/2018 7:08:38 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 49 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter ^ | April 23, 2018 | President Trump
    Despite the Democrat inspired laws on Sanctuary Cities and the Border being so bad and one sided, I have instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security not to let these large Caravans of people into our Country. It is a disgrace. We are the only Country in the World so naive! WALL 9:44 AM ·
  • Devin Nunes: No intel communication found that started Trump investigation

    04/22/2018 9:20:25 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 138 replies
    Nunes on looking into the origin of the Russia investigation Apr. 22, 2018 - 10:59 - House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes says on 'Sunday Morning Futures' that potential 'major irregularities' exist at the State Department.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 April 2018

    04/22/2018 4:28:07 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 241 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 April 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows April 22nd, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): French President Emmanuel Macron.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez; Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; White House legislative affairs director Marc Short.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif; former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.THIS WEEK (ABC): Perez; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Corker; White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.
  • Mitt Romney fails to secure Utah GOP nomination, will face primary

    04/21/2018 7:36:11 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 169 replies
    CNN ^ | April 21, 2018 | Maeve Reston
    Mitt Romney did not win the Utah Republican Party's nomination on Saturday, meaning he must compete in a June primary election as he seeks to replace retiring US Sen. Orrin Hatch. After a wild and raucous day of voting at the Utah GOP convention, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee was unable to win the 60% that he needed to head to the November ballot unopposed. When none of the 12 candidates were able to cross that threshold, the party continued with successive rounds of caucus voting until one candidate reached 40%. On the second round of...
  • Heavy gunfire in Riyadh was toy drone shot down near Saudi royal palace - despite claims of 'coup'

    04/21/2018 2:02:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    The Mirror ^ | April 21, 2018 | Jamie Bullen
    Wildly conflicting social media reports tonight claim bullets were either fired as part of an attempted coup - or to shoot down a toy drone. A police spokesman said forces at a checkpoint in the Khozama district, where the palace is based, identified the drone and "dealt with it according to their orders", local media said. The explanation came after wildly conflicting reports on social media speculating on the cause of the shooting. Senior Saudi officials said King Salman was not in the palace at the time despite repeated Twitter reports he was moved to a military bunker in the...
  • SunTrust announces possible breach of 1.5 million customer records

    04/21/2018 8:58:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    Clark Howard ^ | 4-20-2018 | Theo Thimou
    What we know about the alleged SunTrust data breach On April 20, SunTrust Bank announced that an insider may have stolen records on 1,500,000 customers with the criminal intent of sharing them outside the organization. The bank first became aware of the likelihood of “inappropriate access” of records in February. A subsequent internal investigation now points to an ex-employee for the alleged theft. It is believed the culprit tried to print the records and share them with a “criminal third party,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The investigation is still ongoing as the bank continues to work closely with...
  • Trump :A Message from Kim Jong Un: North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of ICBMs

    04/20/2018 9:28:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 142 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | April 20, 2018 | President Trump
    A message from Kim Jong Un: “North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles.” Also will “Shut down a nuclear test site in the country’s Northern Side to prove the vow to suspend nuclear tests.” Progress being made for all! 11:22 PM · Apr 20, 2018
  • Sessions told White House that Rosenstein’s firing could prompt his departure, too

    04/20/2018 4:12:28 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 288 replies
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently told the White House he might have to leave his job if President Trump fired his deputy, Rod J. Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the exchange. Sessions made his position known in a phone call to White House counsel Donald McGahn last weekend, as Trump’s fury at Rosenstein peaked after the deputy attorney general approved the FBI’s raid April 9 on the president’s personal attorney Michael Cohen.
  • Migrants from the caravan have started reaching the US-Mexico border

    04/20/2018 1:21:17 PM PDT · by McGruff · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | April 20, 2018 | Khushbu Shah and Catherine E. Shoichet
    The first migrants from a caravan that sparked the ire of President Donald Trump have started arriving at the US-Mexico border and asking for asylum, advocates say. About 50 Central Americans have arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, according to Juventud 2000, an organization that assists migrants in that border city. Of those, about 10 have turned themselves in to US authorities at the border. Others are waiting for a larger contingent from the caravan to arrive before they head north, Juventud 2000 Director Jose Maria Garcia Lara said.
  • Justice Department Watchdog Probes Comey Memos Over Classified Information

    04/20/2018 10:32:36 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 29 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 20, 2018 | Byron Tau and Aruna Viswanatha
    WASHINGTON—At least two of the memos that former FBI Director James Comey gave to a friend outside of the government contained information that officials now consider classified, according to people familiar with the matter, prompting a review by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog... The Justice Department inspector general is now conducting an investigation into classification issues related to the Comey memos, according to a person familiar with the matter. Mr. Comey has said he considered the memos personal rather than government documents. He has told Congress that he wrote them and authorized their release to the media “as a private...
  • Watch Live: Funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush

    04/20/2018 10:50:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    nbc ^ | April 20, 2018 | nbc
    Watch Live: Funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush Former first lady Barbara Bush will be laid to rest after a funeral service at St. Martin's Church in Houston, Texas. Past presidents and first ladies will be in attendance to pay their respects. Bush was 92.
  • Democratic Party files lawsuit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks

    04/20/2018 8:15:32 AM PDT · by Raebie · 177 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/20/2018 | Washington Post
    The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump. The complaint, filed in federal district court in Manhattan, alleges that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and help Trump by hacking the computer networks of the Democratic Party and disseminating stolen material found there. “During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and...
  • Comey’s Memos Indicate Dossier Briefing Of Trump Was A Setup

    04/20/2018 7:53:36 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 74 replies
    The Federalist ^ | APRIL 20, 2018 | Molly Hemingway (one of my favorites)
    Newly released memos written by former FBI director James Comey indicate that an early 2017 briefing for then-President-elect Donald Trump about the contents of an infamous dossier was held so it could be leaked to media outlets eager to report on the dossier’s allegations. In multiple memos, Comey specifically mentioned that CNN had the dossier and wanted a “news hook” that would enable the network to report on its most salacious allegations even though they had not been verified.
  • 1 injured in shooting at Florida high school, authorities say

    04/20/2018 7:26:30 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 10:18 AM ET, Fri April 20, 2018 | By Ray Sanchez and Chuck Johnston, CNN
    CNN) — A student was wounded and a suspect is in custody after a shooting Friday morning at a high school in Ocala, Florida, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The student was shot in the ankle, said Kevin Christian, Marion Public Schools spokesman. Authorities asked residents to avoid the area of Forest High School, which was surrounded by emergency vehicles and buses transporting students away from the scene.