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    02/22/2017 8:32:07 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | February 22, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Woo hoo!! Let's get 'er done!! MAGA!! 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 what we do or say. We are self-funded, fiercely independent...
  • Trump Administration To Rewrite Obama's Transgender Rule (REVERSED!)

    02/21/2017 12:53:33 PM PST · by drewh · 73 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | • 2/21/17 3:14 PM | By Gabby Morrongiello (@gabriellahope_)
    Justice Department officials plan to issue new guidance on protections for transgender students that will effectively reverse Obama-era recommendations and ensure those issues are decided at the state level going forward. "That's an issue that the Department of Justice the Department of Education are addressing, and I think there will be further guidance coming from [Justice Department] in particular, with respect to not just the executive order but the case that's in front of the Supreme Court," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday. The Supreme Court is slated to hear oral arguments late next month on a case...
  • Marine Le Pen Refuses To Wear Hijab, Cancels Meeting With Key Arab Leader

    02/21/2017 7:33:59 AM PST · by kevcol · 85 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 21, 2017 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen canceled a meeting with a key Arab leader Tuesday after he insisted she wear a headscarf. The National Front leader who is a frontrunner for president was scheduled to meet with Lebanon’s grand mufti, an important cleric for Sunni Muslims, but backed out after it was made clear she was expected to cover her head, Reuters reports. “You can pass my respects to the grand mufti, but I will not cover myself up,” Le Pen told the press.
  • Riot in Stockholm suburb after drug suspect is arrested

    02/21/2017 4:29:14 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 21, 2017
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police say riots broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges. Spokesman Lars Bystrom said Tuesday that unidentified people, including some wearing masks, threw rocks at police, set cars on fire and looted shops in Rinkeby. One officer was slightly injured when hit by a rock. No arrests were made. Bystrom says one officer fired his gun, not as a warning shot but because he was "in a situation that demanded he used his firearm."
  • New National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is the Neil Gorsuch of generals

    02/20/2017 3:49:40 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | February 20, 2017 | David French
    Donald Trump has made his choice to replace Michael Flynn, and it’s hard to think of a better man. Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster will be the new national security adviser: General McMaster is a former commander of the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment, my old unit. I served in Iraq with a host of guys who’d served under McMaster in the Battle of Tal Afar in 2005, and almost to a man they loved him. I never served under him (I came along for the next deployment), but many of the people I respect the most were with him during one...
  • Breaking: H.R. McMaster is Director of National Security Council

    02/20/2017 11:59:35 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 156 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02/20/2017 | Sean Spicer
    @potus has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as the Director of the National Security Council, Lt Gen Keith Kellogg remains NSC CoS
  • Jay Sekulow Provides EVIDENCE Obama Set Up Coup Against Trump

    02/20/2017 8:20:11 AM PST · by Baynative · 87 replies
    Prissy Holly Youtube ^ | February 17, 2017 | Jay Sekulow
    Jay Sekulow is one of the best. He carefully sources his topics and he knows the law as well as anyone. Do not overlook this story, or neglect to pass it on.
  • Judge Throws Out CNN’s Attempt To Dismiss $30 Million “Fake News” Lawsuit

    02/19/2017 5:17:23 PM PST · by wastedyears · 45 replies
    Milo.Yiannopoulos.net ^ | February 19, 2017
    https://milo.yiannopoulos.net/2017/02/cnn-fake-news-lawsuit/
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 February 2017

    02/19/2017 4:39:24 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 308 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 February 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Feb 19th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Reince Priebus; conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Priebus; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Reps. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif; retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; James Jones, former President Barack Obama's first national security adviser. (Note: No Trump Admin...
  • Norma McCorvey, ‘Roe’ in Roe v. Wade, Is Dead at 69

    02/18/2017 5:52:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    ny times ^ | Feb. 18, 2017 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in the United States, reshaping the nation’s social and political landscapes and inflaming one of the most divisive controversies of the past half-century, died on Saturday in Katy, Tex. She was 69. Ms. McCorvey died of heart failure in an assisted-living home, said Joshua Prager, a New York journalist who has written about her for Vanity Fair and is working on a book about the Roe v. Wade decision.
  • Melania Trump Speech at President Donald Trump Rally in Melbourne, Florida (2/18/2017) (video)

    02/18/2017 4:05:31 PM PST · by JHL · 141 replies
    YouTube ^ | Melania Trump
    Link to YouTube video. First lady's speech starts at 3:40. https://youtu.be/dxIBnfgwj90
  • LIVE STREAM: President Donald Trump Putting American Back to Work Rally from Melbourne Florida

    02/18/2017 12:57:13 PM PST · by amorphous · 20 replies
    LIVE STREAM: President Donald Trump Putting American Back to Work Rally LIVE from Melbourne-Orlando Florida.
  • RUMBLINGS: ‘National Guard Fake Memo’ Was Ploy To Smoke Out The Leaker

    02/17/2017 3:47:43 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 162 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 2/17/17 | Christina Laila
    The Associated Press released a story on Friday claiming the Trump administration considered a proposal to round up illegal immigrants using as many as 100,000 National Guard troops. Now sources are saying perhaps several different versions of this memo were drafted up to smoke out the leaker.
  • U.S. Soldiers, Armored Vehicles Arrive in Romania

    02/17/2017 12:43:03 PM PST · by Candor7 · 61 replies
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | Feb. 16, 2017 | Army 1st Lt. Samuel Jolley, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania, Feb. 16, 2017 — Soldiers, tanks and M88 recovery vehicles from the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment’s “Fighting Eagles” recently arrived at the airbase here in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The soldiers unloaded M1A2 Abrams tanks from the first train that arrived Feb. 14 to this eastern Romanian airbase located about 12 miles away from the Black Sea. The arrival of the tanks and roughly 500 soldiers from 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, marks the beginning of a continuous rotation of U.S. troops in southeastern Europe as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. So far, more than...
  • Senate votes on party lines to confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator

    02/17/2017 10:29:04 AM PST · by rb22982 · 104 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/17/2017 | Tom DiChristopher
    The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday in a mostly party line vote.
  • It's A Bloodbath At The State Department

    02/17/2017 9:10:13 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 272 replies
    nypost.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Daniel Halper
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is cleaning house at the State Department, according to a report. Staffers in the offices of deputy secretary of state for management and resources as well as counselor were shown the door Thursday, according to CBS News. Many of those let go were on the building’s seventh floor — top-floor bigs — a symbolically important sign to the rest of the diplomatic corps that their new boss has different priorities than the last one. This week’s round of firings marks the second time State Department personnel have been cleared out since President Trump took office...
  • Trump approval ratings "pop" holds steady, as Opposition Party (MSM) faces its powerlessness

    02/17/2017 6:34:34 AM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 35 replies
    Rasmussen reports ^ | February 17, 2017 | Staff
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-five percent (45%) disapprove. The latest figures include 39% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 37% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of +2. (see trends).
  • Secretary Of State Tillerson FIRES the deep state ‘shadow government/7th floor’ traitors from State

    02/17/2017 5:57:49 AM PST · by Fennie · 102 replies
    IWB/CBS ^ | February 17, 2017 | IWB/Margaret Brennan, Kylie Atwood
    While Rex Tillerson is on his first overseas trip as Secretary of State, his aides laid off staff at the State Department on Thursday. Much of seventh-floor staff, who work for the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and the Counselor offices, were told today that their services were no longer needed. Remember, the "7th Floor" of the State Department was the 'SHADOW GOVERNMENT'.
  • Mike Dubke, founder of Crossroads Media, to be named White House communications director [tr]

    02/17/2017 5:40:13 AM PST · by RummyChick · 29 replies
    foxnews ^ | 2/17/17 | foxnews
    The White House is set to name Mike Dubke, the founder of Crossroads Media, as its communications director, sources told Fox News. Dubke was at the White House Thursday. He will replace Jason Miller, who stepped down soon after he was selected in December. Dubke has been involved in local, state and federal politics since 1988, according to his bio on Crossroads Media’s website. “His experience has brought him a unique understanding of the relationship between political strategy and public policy development,” the website read. Miller abruptly announced that he would not take the job– two days after the transition...
  • WIKILEAKS: Clinton campaign had "private off the record get together" with the Chinese

    02/17/2017 5:25:14 AM PST · by The G Man · 69 replies
  • State Dept. carries out layoffs under Rex Tillerson (DEEP STATE/Vault 7!)

    02/17/2017 4:48:07 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 130 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 2-17-2017 | Margaret Brennan, Kylie Atwood
    While Rex Tillerson is on his first overseas trip as Secretary of State, his aides laid off staff at the State Department on Thursday.  Much of seventh-floor staff, who work for the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and the Counselor offices, were told today that their services were no longer needed. These staffers in particular are often the conduit between the secretary’s office to the country bureaus, where the regional expertise is centered. Inside the State Department, some officials fear that this is a politically-minded purge that cuts out much-needed expertise from the policy-making, rather than simply...
  • Limbaugh on Trump: ‘This Was One of the Most Effective Press Conferences I Have Ever Seen’

    02/16/2017 1:31:34 PM PST · by detective · 135 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Feb 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday following President Donald Trump’s press conference to announce his pick for Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh applauded Trump’s performance on his nationally syndicated radio show. Limbaugh while the media still won’t warm up to Trump, it was what his supporters wanted to see, which was a willingness to tout his achievements and take on some of the claims from the media.
  • Police on scene serving warrant at Delphi home [Indiana]

    02/16/2017 6:43:10 PM PST · by grame · 53 replies
    WLFI-TV Lafayette, In ^ | 2-16-17 | Alexandra Kruczek
    DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) — Indiana State Police have a large presence at a home in Delphi serving a search warrant. Sgt. Kim Riley tells News 18 state police are serving a search warrant at a home on the 11000 block of Bicycle Bridge Road in Delphi. Riley said police are taking tips and information related to the double-homicide case, and this investigation is related to leads they received through that case. No arrests have yet been made. A News 18 crew at the scene reports a majority of investigators left the scene just before 8 p.m. A few investigators still...
  • Robert Harward Rejects Trump's Offer To Become National Security Advisor

    02/16/2017 3:26:51 PM PST · by amorphous · 216 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 16 Feb 2016 | Tyler Durden
    It has been a day of turmoil for President Trump, who after finding himself on the defensive following Monday's resignation by Mike Flynn (which may or may not lead to legal charges) and allegedly getting snubbed by Vladimir Putin, now has another potential crisis on his hands: according to both the FT and CBS, Trump's pick for National Security Advisor, Robert Harward - a senior executive at Lockheed Martin - has turned down the President's offer, citing "obvious dysfunctionality" in the administration. According to the FT, it is not yet a complete rejection as "Trump is trying to convince his...
  • CIA espionage orders for the 2012 French presidential election

    02/16/2017 10:41:34 AM PST · by tosh · 54 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 02/16/2017 | Wikileaks
    WikiLeaks details CIA infiltrating and influencing the 2012 French Elections. First of many releases of 'Vault 7' to come.
  • Bomb threat reported at Israeli consulate in Miami

    02/16/2017 9:57:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    WPLG ^ | 2/16/17 | Amanda Batchelor
    A bomb threat was reported Thursday at the Israeli consulate in Miami, authorities said. Several police cars were spotted outside the New World Tower building
  • Live coverage: Trump Press Conference

    02/16/2017 9:53:51 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 447 replies
    Youtube Livestream ^ | 2/16/2017 | White House
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVVTb3nZssQ
  • Woo hoo!! Less than $17k to go!! Let's get 'er done!! MAGA!! [FReepathon XLVII]

    02/16/2017 9:31:21 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | February 16, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Woo hoo!! Let's get 'er done!! MAGA!! 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 what we do or say. We are self-funded, fiercely independent...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll [Trump Approval 55%]

    02/16/2017 9:26:46 AM PST · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | Feb 16, 2017
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-five percent (45%) disapprove.
  • Trump Rally

    02/16/2017 5:23:24 AM PST · by adc · 35 replies
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  • EXCLUSIVE: How The Nation’s Spooks Played The Game ‘Kill Mike Flynn’

    02/16/2017 12:15:41 AM PST · by trumpified2016 · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/15/2017 | RICHARD POLLOCK
    National Security Advisor Gen. Michael T. Flynn (ret.) — who resigned Monday — was the victim of a “hit job” launched by intelligence operatives, Obama government holdovers and former Obama national security officials, according to former intelligence officials who spoke with The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. The talk within the tight-knit community of retired intelligence officers was that Flynn’s sacking was a result of intelligence insiders at the CIA, NSA and National Security Council using a sophisticated “disinformation campaign” to create a crisis atmosphere. The former intel officers say the tactics hurled against Flynn over the last few...
  • White House Plans to Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies

    02/15/2017 7:04:33 PM PST · by springwater13 · 73 replies
    President Trump plans to assign a New York billionaire to lead a broad review of American intelligence agencies, according to administration officials, an effort that members of the intelligence community fear could curtail their independence and reduce the flow of information that contradicts the president’s worldview. The possible role for Stephen A. Feinberg, a co-founder of Cerberus Capital Management, has met fierce resistance among intelligence officials already on edge because of the criticism the intelligence community has received from Mr. Trump during the campaign and since he became president. On Wednesday, Mr. Trump blamed leaks from the intelligence community for...
  • Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump

    02/15/2017 6:23:06 PM PST · by springwater13 · 156 replies
    U.S. intelligence officials have withheld sensitive intelligence from President Donald Trump because they are concerned it could be leaked or compromised, according to current and former officials familiar with the matter. The officials’ decision to keep information from Mr. Trump underscores the deep mistrust that has developed between the intelligence community and the president over his team’s contacts with the Russian government, as well as the enmity he has shown toward U.S. spy agencies. On Wednesday, Mr. Trump accused the agencies of leaking information to undermine him. In some of these cases of withheld information, officials have decided not to...
  • Steve Bannon: 'I could care less' about repairing relationship with media

    02/15/2017 1:31:00 PM PST · by davikkm · 137 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | EDDIE SCARRY
    Steve Bannon, the White House's top political strategist, is showing no signs of changing how the Trump administration engages the national media, even as the president's team is finding itself increasingly defending itself from the press. In a new interview, Bannon said the media remain exceptionally hostile toward this White House, but that it doesn't matter. "The opposition party is completely focused on trying to destroy Trump and his administration," Bannon told CNN. "It's not going to happen." When asked if he would like to see the White House's relationship with the press improve, Bannon said, "I could care less."
  • Fox News: Andy Puzder to withdraw his nomination for Labor Secretary

    02/15/2017 11:24:25 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 103 replies
    Just saw this on Fox News. No details yet.
  • Trump offers national security adviser post to Vice Admiral Harward: sources

    02/15/2017 10:21:36 AM PST · by amorphous · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 Feb 2017
    The Trump administration has offered the job of White House national security adviser, vacated by former U.S. intelligence official Michael Flynn, to Vice Admiral Robert Harward, said two U.S. officials familiar with the matter on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if Harward, a former deputy commander of U.S. Central Command who has Navy SEAL combat experience, had accepted the offer, according to sources. A White House spokesperson had no immediate comment.
  • Stores around Washington selling out of Trump Wine

    02/15/2017 8:48:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/17 | Judy Kurtz
    There’s a run on Trump Wine, with stores in the Washington region selling out of bottles bearing the president’s name. Mike Mackie, co-owner of The Wine Cabinet in Reston, Va., says the brand is flying off his store shelves quicker than he can restock it for multiple reasons.
  • President Trump Participates in a Joint Press Conference with Prime Minister Netanyahu (12pm ET)

    02/15/2017 6:36:31 AM PST · by Dave346 · 60 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | Live at 12pm ET
    President Trump Participates in a Joint Press Conference with Prime Minister Netanyahu The White House Start time 12:00 PM EST
  • Trump job approval rating up slightly after media Flyn hissyfit

    02/15/2017 6:35:19 AM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 53 replies
    Rasmussen reports ^ | February 15, 2017 | Staff
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove. The latest figures include 37% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 38% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -1. (see trends).
  • Peter King: Leaks Against Flynn a ‘Criminal Action’

    02/15/2017 6:23:09 AM PST · by davikkm · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    King said, “You go back to the question of the leaks, that is a criminal action. I mean to have a wiretap of anyone, a foreign national, and to have an American come on that, an American citizen come on that tape, there is all sorts of precautions in the law, how that person’s identity has to be masked, how it can’t be made public. Yet, it was not only made public; it was leaked to a newspaper. So you have the national security advisor being taped. That could have been a legal wiretap aimed at the Russians. Yet, to...
  • Flynn Surveillance Required Approval at Highest Levels[Herridge]

    02/15/2017 5:33:48 AM PST · by AndyJackson · 107 replies
    Fox News insider ^ | 2/14/2017 | Catherine Herridge
    See linked video Herridge said that identifying the American caller for surveillance purposes, in this case Flynn, "needs sign-off at the highest levels." House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) said authorization would have been needed to unmask Flynn's name. "If in fact the press reports are right, someone made the decision to deliberately listen to General Flynn's phone calls," said Nunes, calling it "unprecedented, unwarranted and flat-out wrong."
  • House Intelligence Committee Chair: Leakers of Flynn Call ‘Belong in Jail’

    02/14/2017 8:39:21 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 97 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | http://www.
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) said Tuesday that those who leaked the contents of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s phone calls “belong in jail.” “That’s nine leakers that all belong in jail,” Nunes said. “Those nine people broke the law, clearly, by leaking classified information to anybody.” Nunes said he also wanted to know how U.S. intelligence agencies were wiretapping Flynn’s calls, which he said may also have been illegal. The chairman said there are only two ways that intelligence agencies can listen in on an American’s phone call — after obtaining a warrant, or inadvertently, such...
  • CNN - Trump aides were in constant touch with senior Russian officials during campaign

    02/14/2017 8:16:24 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-13-2017 | PAmela Brown
    High-level advisers close to then-presidential nominee Donald Trump were in constant communication during the campaign with Russians known to US intelligence, multiple current and former intelligence, law enforcement and administration officials tell CNN. President-elect Trump and then-President Barack Obama were both briefed on details of the extensive communications between suspected Russian operatives and people associated with the Trump campaign and the Trump business, according to US officials familiar with the matter. Both the frequency of the communications during early summer and the proximity to Trump of those involved "raised a red flag" with US intelligence and law enforcement, according to...
  • JUST IN President Donald J Trump signs repeal of Dodd Frank provision

    02/14/2017 12:18:13 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 104 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2-14-2017 | Time News
    JUST IN President Donald J Trump signs repeal of Dodd Frank provision
  • Trump Claims ‘Illegal Leaks’ Are ‘The Real Story’ Behind Michael Flynn’s Resignation

    02/14/2017 9:46:14 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 124 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-14-2017 | Chuck Ross
    President Trump responded publicly to the news of the forced resignation of his national security advisor, Michael Flynn, asserting on Tuesday that the “real story” is the number of “illegal leaks” from U.S. government officials. Trump made the claim in an early-morning tweet.
  • Chairman: House intel panel won’t investigate Flynn, will probe leaks

    02/14/2017 9:18:13 AM PST · by ColdOne · 80 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/14/17 | Jonathan Easley
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) says he won’t open an investigation into President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, citing executive privilege. But the committee will investigate who leaked the story that led to Flynn’s resignation and why Trump's national security adviser was being recorded, CNN reported Tuesday. Rep. Devin Nunes says the Intelligence Committee won't look into discussions between Trump and Flynn, citing executive privilege — Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 14, 2017 House Intel Chair @DevinNunes says Cmte will look into IC leaks of Flynn/Russia call. — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 14, 2017 Flynn resigned late...
  • Majority approve of Trump job performance despite Opposition Party's sustained efforts

    02/14/2017 6:38:56 AM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 55 replies
    Rasmussen reports ^ | February 14, 2017 | Staff
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of Republicans approve; 72% of Democrats disapprove. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 51% approve, while 49% disapprove.
  • N. Korean leader's half-brother killed in Malaysia: source (Kim Jong-nam)

    02/14/2017 4:15:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/02/14
    N. Korean leader's half-brother killed in Malaysia: source SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother has been killed in Malaysia, a government source said Tuesday. Kim Jong-nam was assassinated on Monday in Malaysia, the source said without revealing details. Cable TV broadcaster TV Chosun reported that Kim was killed at an airport in Malaysia after being attacked by two unidentified female agents with "poisoned needles." The suspects fled the scene and Malaysian police suspected North Korea was behind the killing. If confirmed, Kim's case would mark the most high-profile death under the Kim Jong-un regime since...
  • House Freedom Caucus seeks swift Obamacare repeal

    02/14/2017 3:51:48 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/14/17 | M J Lee & Deidre Wash
    Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus Monday night urged Republican Party leaders to swiftly schedule a vote to repeal Obamacare, a move that puts further strain on the already difficult effort to dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act. "There's no reason we shouldn't be able to pass this ASAP -- there's also no reason we should send anything less to President Trump's desk than we did Obama's," one GOP source familiar with the vote told CNN. "No need to reinvent the wheel." The vote by Freedom Caucus members Monday night, confirmed to CNN by an aide, to press...
  • Flynn resigns amid controversy over Russia contacts

    02/13/2017 8:11:01 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 290 replies
    CNN ^ | February 13, 2017 | Sara Murray, Gloria Borger and Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN)Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, two sources tell CNN. His departure came just after reports surfaced the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States and was potentially vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians.