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  • More Than 200 MS-13 Members Reside in Long Island, FBI Says

    04/26/2017 9:19:40 AM PDT · by davikkm · 45 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDE
    There are more than 200 members of the violent, El Salvadorian MS-13 gang in the Long Island, New York area, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI’s Long Island Gang Task Force Director Geraldine Hart told NBC New York in an interview that members of MS-13 “bolster their ranking among other gangs by using violence.” Hart told the media that the MS-13 gang problem, specifically as its members are usually illegal immigrants, is a national issue across the U.S. “This is not a local problem,” Hart told NBC New York. “This is a national and international problem. We...
  • House Freedom Caucus announces it will support amended Obamacare replacement plan

    04/26/2017 9:56:02 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 37 replies
    The hardline conservative House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday endorsed an amended plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, after the group's opposition helped to sink Republicans' attempt to pass another version of the proposal last month.
  • Ann Coulter On Verge of Pulling Out of Speech at Berkeley

    04/26/2017 8:41:43 AM PDT · by Drango · 59 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | April 26 2017 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she is likely to cancel her planned appearance at the University of California, Berkeley, because she faced threats of violence and felt she was left without the support of local law enforcement who have said it cannot guarantee her safety. ~snip
  • Woo hoo!! Let's keep this FReepathon moving!! MAGA!! [Thread XXVI]

    04/26/2017 8:34:42 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | April 26, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Woo hoo!! Our 2nd quarter FReepathon is well underway!! Drain the swamp and Make America Great Again!! Prayers up for continuing progress and success. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties -- not even the IRS -- trying to control...
  • RNC Chair: Base Will Walk if We Don’t Build Border Wall

    04/26/2017 8:26:57 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 102 replies
    lifezette.com ^ | 26 Apr 2017 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel warned fellow Republicans that voters “are going to hold us accountable” if “we do not keep the campaign promises that were made,” during an interview Wednesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” McDaniel predicted many Americans would be frustrated by the news a downpayment to start construction of the border wall would be dropped from a must-pass spending bill in Congress this week. Noting that building the border wall was “front and center” in Trump’s 2016 campaign, the RNC chair insisted that “our voters are going to expect us to act on it.” “I...
  • Will GOP Fund Planned Parenthood But Not Border Wall?

    04/26/2017 5:29:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    When Donald Trump stood in the lobby of Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 and announced he was running for president, he told all who listened to "mark" his words. "I would do various things very quickly," Trump said. "I would repeal and replace the big lie, Obamacare," he said. "I will build a great, great wall on our southern border," he said. "And I will have Mexico pay for that wall. "Mark my words," he said. Fifteen months later -- after he won the Republican nomination and less than two months before his general election showdown -- Trump released...
  • Ted Cruz Introduces EL CHAPO Act to Make Mexican Drug Lord Pay for Wall

    04/25/2017 6:18:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies
    Ted Cruz Introduces EL CHAPO Act to Make Mexican Drug Lord Pay for Wall Charles Fain Lehman 3-4 minutes BY: April 25, 2017 8:31 pm Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act on Tuesday, intending to cover the cost of the southern border wall by seizing more than $14 billion in drug proceeds from infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. According to Cruz's press release, the bill would use all funds forfeited to the federal government during the prosecutions of El Chapo and other Mexican drug...
  • BREAKING: US judge blocks Trump funding order on sanctuary cities

    04/25/2017 1:25:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 318 replies
    Twitter ^ | 04/25/2017 | AP
    BREAKING: US judge blocks Trump order to cut off funding to cities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities.
  • Trump Tweets: Democrats Help MS-13, Heroin Smugglers by Opposing Border Wall

    04/25/2017 11:49:18 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 25, 2017 | Neil Munro
    Drug smugglers are being helped by the Democratic leaders in Congress who are trying to block funding for a border wall, says President Donald Trump. He is using Twitter to hit the Democrats as enablers for the criminal gangs that are smuggling deadly drugs into American cities and towns around the nation, and which are sending murderous MS-13 gang members into Americans’ neighborhoods. Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump The Wall is a very important tool in stopping drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth (and many others)! If Donald J. Trump ✔ ‎@realDonaldTrump ....the wall is not...
  • NYC Cops and Ex-ADA Busted on Federal Charges in NYC Gun License Probe

    04/25/2017 8:58:01 AM PDT · by glennherman · 27 replies
    NBC NY 4 ^ | 4/25/17 | Joe Valiquette
    A retired NYPD lieutenant, two retired NYPD officers and a former Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney were arrested early Tuesday by FBI agents in connection with the issuance of gun licenses by the NYPD's licensing division, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the case. The federal charges include bribery, extortion, making false statements and conspiracy, court papers say. The four men were arrested at their respective residences in Manhattan and Long Island, law enforcement sources said. Authorities allege they fast-tracked gun licenses and investigations. Read More...
  • Nasdaq breaches 6,000 mark for first time ever

    04/25/2017 7:01:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/25/2017 | By Yashaswini Swamynathan
    The Nasdaq breached the 6,000 mark for the first time ever on Tuesday, spurred by a raft of strong corporate earnings and President Donald Trump's promise of a major tax reform plan. The tech-heavy Nasdaq rose as much as 0.4 percent to hit a record level of 6,007.72 helped by gains in Biogen (BIIB.O) and Apple (AAPL.O). The index first breached the 5,000 mark on March 7, 2000 and closed above that level two days later during the height of the tech boom. Biogen's shares jumped more than 4 percent after the biotech company reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue...
  • Trump Tweets: Democrats Help MS-13, Heroin Smugglers by Opposing Border Wall

    04/25/2017 6:37:59 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 58 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 04 24 17 | NEIL MUNRO
    Drug smugglers are being helped by the Democratic leaders in Congress who are trying to block funding for a border wall, says President Donald Trump. He is using Twitter to hit the Democrats as enablers for the criminal gangs that are smuggling deadly drugs into American cities and towns around the nation, and which are sending murderous MS-13 gang members into Americans’ neighborhoods. The strategy makes sense because it is true, and because many of the Americans who will vote in 2018 are increasingly concerned about the rising death toll from Mexican-supplied heroin and other drugs. In July 2016, Breitbart...
  • Border wall fight looms as White House, Capitol Hill scramble for deal to avert shutdown

    04/24/2017 5:42:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | April 24th, 2017 | By Deirdre Walsh and Ted Barrett
    (CNN) Fights over money to pay for a border wall -- as well as Obamacare subsidies and an infusion of resources for the military -- are threatening to trip up congressional talks over a funding bill to head off a government shutdown Friday. ... But Democrats are warning that the White House, which stayed out of the fray during much of these talks, is ratcheting up demands, insisting on including border wall money in exchange for continuing to pay insurance companies subsidies to bolster the Obamacare marketplace, which they say is a nonstarter. President Donald Trump highlighted the issue over...
  • French Far-right Pres Candidate Marine Le Pen Steps Down as Head of National Front

    04/24/2017 12:19:53 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 139 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/24/2017 | Fionn Hargreaves
    BREAKING NEWS: French Far-right Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen Steps Down as Head of National Front in Bid to Woo Moderate Voters o The Front National leader quit as she made it to the second round of voting o She will face off against centrist Emmanuel Macron in the final vote on May 7 o President Hollande told voters Le Pen would ruin the economy if she is elected French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen has announced that she is temporarily stepping down as her party's leader. The Front National leader revealed she would be quitting her role in...
  • Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing

    04/24/2017 11:43:09 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 241 replies
    Ruetors ^ | Apr 24, 2017 | Patricia Zengerle
    All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the aides said.
  • Dems say Trump can avert shutdown risk if he relents on wall

    04/24/2017 9:19:46 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 142 replies
    AP/Washington Post ^ | 04/24/2017 | Catherine Lucey and Hope Yen 
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending bill, Congress’ two top Democrats said Monday. “If the president stepped out of it, we could get a budget done by Friday,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Monday in a conference call with reporters, referring to Democratic and Republican budget negotiators. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., agreed. She said that while Trump had promised during his campaign to build the barrier, “He did...
  • Trump and his aides take hard line on border wall, as threat of government shutdown looms

    04/23/2017 11:22:36 AM PDT · by Innovative · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 23, 2017 | Sean Sullivan
    President Trump and his top aides applied new pressure Sunday on lawmakers to include money for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border in a must-pass government funding bill, raising the possibility of a federal government shutdown this week. In a pair of tweets, Trump attacked Democrats for opposing the wall and insisted that Mexico would pay for it “at a later date,” despite his repeated campaign promises not including that qualifier. And top administration officials appeared on Sunday shows to press for money for the wall, including White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, who said Trump might refuse to sign a spending...
  • Breaking: La Pen now Leads 24.8% versus 22.19%

    04/23/2017 12:50:39 PM PDT · by fision · 162 replies
    BBC TV | BBC
    French Interior Ministry now has La Pen in first place>
  • BREAKING NEWS: Shock waves through France as far-right Marine Le Pen makes it

    04/23/2017 10:39:49 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 261 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 23, 2017 | Nick Fagge
    BREAKING NEWS: Shock waves through France as far-right Marine Le Pen makes it into the second round of nation’s presidential elections Marine Le Pen made it into the second round of nation’s presidential elections, according to exit polls She stormed into the final ballot in second place to face centrist independent Emmanuel Macron A polling station in Eastern France was forced to close as bomb squad was deployed to deal with a vehicle The worrying incident comes after a deadly ISIS gun attack on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Thursday France’s far right National Front sent shock waves through Europe...
  • French election live: Marine Le Pen leading the race as polls open (polls close at 2pm ET)

    04/23/2017 6:20:12 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 106 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 April 2017 • 2:11pm
    Turnout in the first round of France's hotly contest presidential elections was higher than expected at midday, after recent polls suggested that more than a third may stay away from polling booths. At midday, the interior ministry said that 28.54 percent of eligible voters had cast their ballot, compared with 28.29 percent in 2012. Around 67,000 polling stations opened early Sunday for some 47 million eligible voters, who will choose between 11 candidates. Sunday's vote is the most unpredictable election in generations. Polls suggest far-Right Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, an independent centrist and former economy minister, were in...