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  • Paul Manafort Is in Legal Jeopardy. But Trump may not be

    09/20/2017 7:37:56 AM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | Sept. 20, 2017 | Andrew McCarthy
    We already knew that Paul Manafort was in a heap of trouble. It was almost two months ago — July 26, to be precise — that his Virginia residence was raided by the FBI in the predawn hours. As I said at the time, prosecutors do not obtain warrants to toss the homes of people they regard as cooperating witnesses. When they are dealing with cooperators, prosecutors politely request that documents be produced, expecting the witness (and his lawyers) to comply. If some coercion is thought necessary, they will issue a grand-jury subpoena — an enforceable directive to produce documents,...
  • Fitton: Clinton Emails Reveal Additional Mishandling of Classified Information

    09/20/2017 7:20:22 AM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | sept 20, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch recently released 1,617 new pages of documents revealing numerous additional examples of classified information being transmitted through the unsecure, account of Huma Abedin, Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, as well as many instances of Hillary Clinton donors receiving special favors from the State Department. The documents included 97 email exchanges with Clinton not previously turned over to the State Department, bringing the known total to date to at least 627 emails that were not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over, and further contradicting a statement by Clinton that, “as far as she...
  • What the Media Get Wrong About Manafort Wiretapping

    09/20/2017 6:59:12 AM PDT · by bitt · 8 replies
    lifezette ^ | 20 Sep 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    Warrant came under authority to build counterintelligence operations focused on foreign nations, not criminal cases CNN on Tuesday loudly trumpeted but then overhyped its big scoop in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation — that the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was the subject of a wiretap. News anchors around the clock suggested that the wiretap authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court means that political operative Paul Manafort was probably guilty and speculated that perhaps Trump himself was implicated.
  • Mattis hints at secret 'kinetic' military options for North Korea

    09/19/2017 8:15:36 PM PDT · by JP1201 · 102 replies
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted that the United States still had military options left for dealing with North Korea, but did not elaborate when asked for details Monday. Most experts think a military strike on North Korea would invite a devastating response from Pyongyang. The city of Seoul, South Korea, home to 25 million, is well within artillery range of the North, which would most likely use conventional artillery munitions and chemical weapons. But according to Mattis, the Pentagon has a few tricks up its sleeve that wouldn't involve the decimation of Seoul.
  • Delingpole: Climate Alarmists Finally Admit ‘We Were Wrong About Global Warming’

    09/19/2017 6:58:57 PM PDT · by bitt · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | sept. 19, 2017 | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    Climate alarmists have finally admitted that they’ve got it wrong on global warming. This is the inescapable conclusion of a landmark paper, published in Nature Geoscience, which finally admits that the computer models have overstated the impact of carbon dioxide on climate and that the planet is warming more slowly than predicted. The paper – titled Emission budgets and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5 °C – concedes that it is now almost impossible that the doomsday predictions made in the last IPCC Assessment Report of 1.5 degrees C warming above pre-industrial levels by 2022 will come true. In order...
  • Cat 5 Hurricane Maria poised to slam Puerto Rico, Jose still hanging around

    09/16/2017 5:47:46 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 573 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 9/16/2017 | NHC/NOAA
    Hurricane Jose has been hanging around, waiting for attention in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Newcomer Maria threatens to impact the Caribbean Islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma, and brushed by Jose. Hurricane Jose threatens to brush or impact New England. Lee appears to be a fish storm at this time. Mash images for larger or more info! All info updates automatically Jose Maria > > Public Advisories Public Advisories Forecast Discussions Forecast Discussions
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  • 7.1 earthquake rocks Mexico City, central Mexico

    09/19/2017 1:10:15 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 3:58 PM ET, Tue September 19, 2017 | By Steve Almasy, CNN
    A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the central Mexican state of Puebla on Tuesday afternoon, the US Geological Survey said. Preliminary reports put the epicenter 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 34.1 miles (55 km) south-southwest of the city of Puebla, according to the USGS. It was felt in the center of Mexico City, which is only about 75 miles (121 km) from the epicenter. The earthquake struck at a depth of about 33 miles (51 km). There were no immediate reports of injuries. The governor of Puebla said on Twitter that there were reports of damaged buildings....
  • Pres. Trump's Speech to UN 72nd General Assembly - full text - Sept 19 2017

    09/19/2017 11:28:31 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 45 replies ^ | Sept 19 2017 | Donald J. Trump
    September 19, 2017 The full text of President Donald J. Trump’s speech to the United Nations 72nd General Assembly can be found here: The full video of President Donald J. Trump’s speech to the United Nations 72nd General Assembly can be found here:
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka to Campaign for Judge Roy Moore Alongside Sarah Palin in Alabama

    09/19/2017 10:56:41 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Sep 2017 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    And the President continues to commit political suicide by endorsing Strange.......not 4D chess, .... political Checkers for Dummies, Donald
  • Trump Stuns U.N. Chamber: The Problem in Venezuela Is ‘Socialism Has Been Faithfully Implemented’

    09/19/2017 10:23:59 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 82 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 09/19/2017 | David Rutz
    President Donald Trump surprised the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday when he remarked that the collapsing situation in Venezuela was not due to the poor implementation of socialism, but rather its successful implementation. "The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented," he said. Trump paused, and there was audible muttering in the chamber before some tepid applause broke out. "From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure," he said. {..snip..}
  • Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman (BREAKING!!!)

    09/18/2017 4:26:09 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 393 replies ^ | September 18, 2017 | Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz and Pamela Brown
    Washington (CNN)US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe. The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump. Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Two of these sources, however, cautioned that the evidence...
  • LIVE: President Participates in the Reforming the UN (9:50 AM - Trump's first appearance at UN)

    09/18/2017 5:31:44 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 54 replies
    Youtube ^ | LIVE at 9:50 AM ET
    President Participates in the Reforming the UN: Management, Security, and Development Meeting
  • Haley: North Korea ‘will be destroyed’ if keeps up reckless conduct

    09/17/2017 7:28:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Long Island Newsday ^ | September 17, 2017 | Emily Ngo and David M. Schwartz
    Trump administration officials on Sunday reiterated the United States’ readiness to exercise military options if North Korea keeps up its provocative behavior, speaking after the rogue nation fired another missile over Japan and as world leaders convene for the United Nations General Assembly. But they stressed that they are still seeking to bring the regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the negotiating table. “We all know that basically if North Korea keeps on with this reckless behavior, if the United States has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed,”...
  • Trump mocks Kim Jong Un, calls him 'rocket man'

    09/17/2017 6:44:40 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 Sep 2017
    'rocket man' Published September 17, 2017 Fox News NOW PLAYING Kim Jong Un says NKorea nearing equilibrium with US military Close President Trump apparently has a new name for North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un as the rogue leader pursues a nuclear-missile program -- “rocket man.” “I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night,” Trump tweeted early Sunday morning. “Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!” Kim has apparently conducted six nuclear bomb tests and numerous inter-continental missile launches in his attempt to affix a nuclear warhead on a...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 September 2017

    09/17/2017 4:40:25 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 84 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 17 September 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sep 17th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): National security adviser H.R. McMaster; Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark.; former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.THIS WEEK (ABC): British Prime Minister Theresa May; McMaster; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
  • White House denies reports that U.S. is staying in the Paris Climate Accord

    09/16/2017 3:56:47 PM PDT · by Mariner · 72 replies
    McClatchy via the Sacramento Bee ^ | September 16th, 2017 | By Donovan Harrell
    The White House denied multiple reports that the U.S. may stay in the Paris Climate Accord. The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump’s administration signaled a shift to European officials from the decision in June to leave the agreement. “The U.S. has stated that they will not renegotiate the Paris accord, but they will try to review the terms on which they could be engaged under this agreement,” European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete told The Wall Street Journal.
  • White House Will Release ‘Priorities and Principles’ of DACA Immigration Deal in 7-10 Days

    09/15/2017 7:44:43 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 109 replies ^ | 15 Sep 2017 | Michelle Moons
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Friday that the Trump Administration will be laying out details of a possible deal with Democrat and Republican congressional leaders to pass legislation on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and border security measures. One reporter referenced President Donald Trump’s tweet that no chain migration could be a part of an immigration bill, then asked Sanders, “What did he mean by that?” “The President is focused on making sure that in the efforts of these ongoing conversations between both Democrats and Republicans, that we deliver on responsible immigration reform....
  • Trump stands in front of nuclear bomber to warn Kim Jong-Un that when America's Air Force

    09/15/2017 3:38:35 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 103 replies ^ | 9/15/17 | David Martosko
    Full title.........................Trump stands in front of nuclear bomber to warn Kim Jong-Un that when America's Air Force is overhead enemies 'know the day of reckoning has arrived'........................... President Trump spoke to Air Force personnel against the backdrop of a nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bomber He warned North Korea that 'nothing inspires more confidence in our friends, or strikes more fear in the hearts of our enemies, than the sight of American war planes on the horizon' Kim Jong-Un test-launched his latest missile on Friday, launching it a long enough distance to hit the U.S. territory of Guam Trump said the U.S....
  • UK terror threat level raised to critical, meaning an attack is imminent, Prime Minister says

    09/15/2017 1:31:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 88 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Sept. 15, 2017 | Victoria Ward
    The UK terror threat level has been raised from severe to critical, the highest possible level, meaning an attack is “expected imminently”. The Prime Minister announced the threat level had been raised after the Parsons Green tube bomb attack. It means that troops will patrol the streets and security will also be stepped up at major public events and terrorist targets such as railway stations and airports.