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  • Texas, three more states on California’s banned travel list

    06/22/2017 8:46:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 68 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 22, 2017 | Adam Ashton
    California is restricting publicly funded travel to four more states because of recent laws that leaders here view as discriminatory against gay and transgender people.
  • LIVE Stream: President Donald Trump Rally in Cedar Rapids, IA 6/21/17 (Live 7pm CDT)

    06/21/2017 3:47:35 PM PDT · by blueyon · 125 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting Network ^ | 6/21/17 | Right Side Broadcasting Network
    Started streaming 3 hours ago Wednesday, June 21, 2017: RSBN will be live from the scene as President Donald J. Trump holds a rally in Cedar Rapids, IA at US Cellular Center. The event is set to begin at 7:00 PM Central, with our live coverage starting at 3:00 PM Central.
  • Terrorist' knifeman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' repeatedly stabs cop in the neck at Michigan airport

    06/21/2017 11:06:57 AM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 113 replies
    UK Mail ^ | JUne 21, 2017 | Ashley Coleman
    The FBI is investigating the stabbing of a police officer at Flint, Michigan's Bishop Airport as a 'possible act of terror'. A Canadian man yelling 'Allahu Akbar' repeatedly stabbed the officer including in the neck at the airport on Wednesday morning. The saying means 'God is great' in Arabic, and is often shouted by Islamic terrorists before attacks or suicide bombings. The police officer involved in the incident has been identified as Lieutenant Jeff Neville, who is retired from the Genesee County Sheriff's Department. Sources told WJRT that Neville was at his post at the top of a set of...
  • ‘Laughing My Ossoff’ — Kellyanne Conway Celebrates Humiliating Democrat Defeat

    06/20/2017 10:27:00 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 165 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 20 Jun 2017
    White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway celebrated the humiliating defeat for Democrats in Georgia on Tuesday night after Republican Karen Handel beat her challenger Jon Ossoff. “Laughing my #Ossoff,” she wrote on Twitter after it was clear that Handel was winning. Conway also took a shot at the pundits who predicted a loss for Trump and Republicans in Georgia. “Thanks to everyone who breathlessly and snarkily proclaimed GA06 as a “referendum on POTUS,” she wrote. “You were right.” Conway thanked Handel for “being a grownup” and “running on the issues” — while actually living in the district she...
  • Handel defeats Ossoff to win Georgia 6th District

    06/20/2017 7:11:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 233 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 20, 2017 | Greg Bluestein
    Republican Karen Handel staved off a furious challenge from Democrat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday in a race to represent a suburban Atlanta seat in Congress, as the GOP and President Donald Trump avoided an embarrassing defeat in the most expensive U.S. House contest in history. A former Georgia secretary of state, Handel emphasized her experience and roots in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to defeat Ossoff and keep a seat that’s long been held by Republicans in GOP hands. She becomes Georgia’s first female Republican member of the U.S. House.....
  • Georgia 6th special election Live Thread

    06/20/2017 3:26:46 PM PDT · by Conserv · 1,338 replies
    eagerly awaiting results, input, comments, predictions.... and ultimately #WINNING!!
  • Brussels train station evacuated amid reports of explosion, gunshots

    06/20/2017 12:36:08 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 79 replies
    DEVELOPING: Brussels Central station was evacuated Tuesday amid reports of an explosion and at least one man shot, though officials have not yet confirmed any details. NMBS, the National Railway Company of Belgium, said on Twitter the station was "indeed evacuated," adding there was "no exact information about what is happening at the moment." Several people on social media reported explosions being heard, but authorities have not yet confirmed any details.
  • Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

    06/19/2017 8:02:07 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 129 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | June 19, 2017 10:35 am | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. The justices ruled that the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes free speech rights. The ruling is a victory for the Asian-American rock band called the Slants, but the case was closely watched for the impact it would have on the separate dispute involving the Washington football team. Slants founder Simon Tam tried to trademark the band name in 2011, but the...
  • Number of casualties as 'van hits worshippers' outside mosque in north London

    06/18/2017 6:59:23 PM PDT · by NRx · 150 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06-18-2017 | staff
    A van has reportedly crashed into pedestrians outside a mosque in London, causing a "number of casualties". Officers arrested one person after they were called shortly after midnight to the incident on Seven Sisters Road, near Finsbury Park station. Police said they were responding to a "major incident" with "a number of casualties being worked on at the scene". Witnesses reported seeing six people on the ground after the van ploughed into worshippers who had been attending evening prayers at the Muslim Welfare House. London Ambulance Service said they had sent "a number of resources" to the incident.
  • Trump Attorney: The President Is Not Under Investigation

    06/18/2017 7:34:16 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 162 replies
    NBC News ^ | 06/18/2017 | KAILANI KOENIG
    An attorney for President Trump was adamant on Sunday that the president is not under investigation, despite the president’s tweets this week referring to one as a "witch hunt." “Let me be clear here,” said Jay Sekulow, a member of the president’s legal team, on NBC's “Meet The Press.” “The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction." On Friday morning, President Trump sent a tweet that seemed to confirm that he was under scrutiny, writing, “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 June 2017

    06/18/2017 4:18:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 185 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 18 June 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 18th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. Rodney David, R-Ill.; Jay Sekulow, a member of President Donald Trump's legal team.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Angus King, I-Maine; Sekulow.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Rubio; Sekulow.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Douglas Lute, former U.S. ambassador to NATO.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sanders; Rubio; Sekulow.
  • USS Fitzgerald Collision Update (Sailors found, bad news)

    06/17/2017 7:20:21 PM PDT · by proust · 265 replies
    U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs ^ | 6/17/2017 | U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs
    YOKOSUKA, Japan -- A number of Sailors that were missing from the collision between USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and a merchant ship have been found. As search and rescue crews gained access to the spaces that were damaged during the collision this morning, the missing Sailors were located in the flooded berthing compartments. They are currently being transferred to Naval Hospital Yokosuka where they will be identified. The families are being notified and being provided the support they need during this difficult time. The names of the Sailors will be released after all notifications are made.
  • Scalise shooter James Hodgkinson had list of Republican lawmakers' names

    06/16/2017 7:35:23 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 51 replies
    fox news ^ | June 16, 2017 | Jake Gibson
    The handwritten list was found in a van belonging to James Hodgkinson by the FBI, and the lawmakers named on the list are known to be conservative members associated with the Freedom Caucus: Reps. Scot DesJarlais (R-TN) (pronounced day-zharr-LAY), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Mo Brooks (R-AL) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA).
  • Breaking: US Destroyer Severely Damaged in Collision Near Japan- sailors reported missing

    06/16/2017 5:15:27 PM PDT · by NRx · 189 replies
    CNN ^ | 06-16-2017 | CNN
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  • Russian Military Says It Might Have Killed ISIS Leader

    06/16/2017 12:02:48 PM PDT · by Phil V. · 44 replies
    NYT ^ | JUNE 16, 2017 | ANDREW E. KRAMER and ERIC SCHMITT
    MOSCOW — Russia’s military said on Friday that it was looking into whether one of its airstrikes in the Syrian desert had killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-declared caliph of the Islamic State. In a statement, the Defense Ministry said that the Russian Air Force struck a meeting of Islamic State leaders on May 28 outside Raqqa, Syria, the group’s de facto capital, possibly killing Mr. Baghdadi.
  • Putin to Oliver Stone: Obama Created a ‘Minefield’ for Trump

    06/16/2017 4:27:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 88 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 6/16/17 | Zachary Leeman
    <p>“We did not hack the election at all,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin to “Snowden” director Oliver Stone in the fourth and final part of Showtime’s fascinating series, “The Putin Interviews.”</p> <p>The Russian leader was more fiery than ever in a conversation that took place in February of this year — after Donald Trump had been inaugurated and after conspiracy theories about Russia’s potential hacking of the presidential election became the favorite expression of upset over the election results among Democrats and the media.</p>
  • Trump Will Allow ‘Dreamers’ to Stay in U.S., Reversing Campaign Promise

    06/16/2017 6:24:37 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 130 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 16, 2017 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — President Trump has officially reversed his campaign pledge to deport the so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as small children. The Department of Homeland Security announced late Thursday night that it would continue the Obama-era program intended to protect those immigrants from deportation and provide them work permits so they can find legal employment. A fact sheet posted on the department’s website says immigrants enrolled in the 2012 program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, “will continue to be eligible” to renew every two years and notes that “no work permits will be...
  • Administration revokes blocked program to protect immigrant parents (Team Trump kills D.A.P.A.)

    06/15/2017 8:42:48 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06/15/2017 | Alicia A. Caldwell
    The Trump administration is formally revoking an Obama-era program intended to protect immigrant parents of U.S. citizens and legal residents from deportation. The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program was announced by the Obama administration in 2014 but was blocked by a federal judge in Texas after 26 states challenged the program’s legality in federal court. Kelly formally revoked the policy memo that created the program, which mirrored an earlier effort to protect young immigrants in the country illegally from deportation on June 15. --------------------------------------------- Homeland Security John Kelly formally revoked a policy memo that created the Deferred Action...
  • Men posing as federal agents try to get into courthouse. It didn’t work.

    06/15/2017 8:40:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 15, 2017 11:03 PM | Alexandria Bordas
    Three men carrying false identification were denied access to the federal courthouse in downtown Miami Thursday. They attempted to enter at multiple vehicle check-points until security guards recognized one of the men and immediately contacted deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service. The men used badges that resembled those from three different federal agencies, including a U.S. Marshal badge, but within seconds of examining the badges, security guards knew they were fraudulent. Once the men were detained, officers searched their vehicle and discovered other fraudulent law enforcement clothing. One man was arrested and could face charges by the U.S. Attorney’s Office,...
  • ‘Hunt’ Republicans, says Union County Democrat in response to shooting

    06/15/2017 5:26:14 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 188 replies
    NJ101.5 ^ | June 15, 2017 | Sergio Bichao
    RAHWAY — A longtime Democratic operative from Union County has responded to the Wednesday shooting of a congressman by calling for a “hunt” of Republicans. James Devine posted several messages on Facebook and Twitter following the Alexandra, Virginia, shooting of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise and several others by a gunman with a history of violence and of making online rantings against Republican officials and their policies.