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  • Woo hoo!! Let's keep this FReepathon moving!! MAGA!! [Thread LVII]

    05/27/2017 10:31:46 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | May 27, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Woo hoo!! Our 2nd quarter FReepathon is well underway!! Drain the swamp and Make America Great Again!! Survival is the key for FR today, rebirth on a solid new platform soon!! 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...
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, Dies at 89

    05/26/2017 7:50:23 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 155 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/26/2017 | DANIEL LEWIS
    Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish strategic theorist who was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter in the tumultuous years of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970s, died on Friday at a hospital in Virginia. He was 89. His death, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, was announced on Friday by his daughter, Mika Brzezinski, a co-host of the MSNBC program “Morning Joe.” Like his predecessor Henry A. Kissinger, Mr. Brzezinski was a foreign-born scholar (he in Poland, Mr. Kissinger in Germany) with considerable influence in global affairs, both before and long...
  • Members of Congress Question Hack of DNC Server

    05/26/2017 5:19:34 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 70 replies
    OAN ^ | May 26, 2017 | Young Richardson
    Washington, DC – Young Richardson, OAN Political Correspondent Wikileaks released tens of thousands of internal Democratic National Committee emails last summer, with Russia thought to be the source, and just weeks after the release, DNC staffer Seth Rich was fatally killed while walking to his Washington, DC home. Now some Members of Congress are raising questions about these events. “I do not believe that the evidence at this time proves that the Russians would conclude that the Russians are the the ones who hacked the DNC. We have heard every report from the intelligence groups that are making their reports...
  • Gunmen with machine guns kill 26 Coptic Christians in Egypt

    05/26/2017 4:52:53 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 70 replies
    Al Arabiya (English) ^ | Friday, 26 May 2017 | Staff writer
    Ten masked gunmen, who used machine guns, opened fire at two buses carrying Egyptian Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing 26 including children and injuring 26 others, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. The Christian group was travelling in two buses and a truck through the province, which is home to a sizeable Christian minority, the governor of Egypt’s Minya province, Essam al-Bedaiwy, said. The health ministry said there were between eight and 10 attackers dressed in military uniforms, according to witnesses. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which came on the eve of...
  • Gianforte Taps Out Quist In Montana Special Election

    05/25/2017 9:57:39 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 149 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | May 25, 2017
    Republican Greg Gianforte muscled his way to victory in Montana, overcoming a challenge from Democrat Rob Quist and an election-eve scuffle with a reporter that led to criminal charges being filed against him. With 83 percent of the precincts counted, Mr. Gianforte led Mr. Quist by a 50.3 percent to 43.9 percent margin. Libertarian Mark Wicks had 5.8 percent of the vote. Undefeated in this year’s special congressional races after the election of President Trump, Republicans will now hold a 239-193 majority in the House. During the campaign, Mr. Gianforte embraced Mr. Trump, who won the state by more than...
  • Coverage of Montana At Large at 10PM ( and other web sites)

    05/25/2017 6:00:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 466 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | May 26, 2017
    We're covering #MTAL tonight at 10pm ET. Results & live blog up at http://decisiondeskhq.com ; & live broadcast analyzing #s via @BuzzFeedNews
  • Blue Cracks: Dems Finally Break Through, Flip Legislative Seats in Two Special Elections

    05/24/2017 8:28:01 PM PDT · by Mafe · 90 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Up until now, the Democratic Party had gone 0-for-6 in Trump-era attempts to win GOP-held legislative seats, with Republicans actually adding to their tally in Louisiana. That changed in two northeastern states last night, where democrats won a pair of races, both of which must be considered significant upsets:
  • Sanctuary cities lose access to federal grants that require complying with federal immigration...

    05/24/2017 2:27:16 PM PDT · by blueyon · 63 replies
    FoxsNews ^ | 5/23/17 | By Hans A. von Spakovsky
    "Sanctuary cities lose access to federal grants that require complying with federal immigration law – cue the histrionics" Late on Monday, Attorney General Jeff Session issued a memorandum to all the “grant-making components” within the Justice Department cutting off any grants to sanctuary jurisdictions. In what will no doubt be a surprise to many in the media who misinterpreted the April injunction issued by Judge William Orrick (an Obama appointee) in the lawsuit filed by the City of San Francisco and Santa Clara County, Sessions’ action complies fully with that order. The May 22 memorandum outlines that any city or...
  • How a dubious Russian document influenced the FBI’s handling of the Clinton probe

    05/24/2017 2:21:54 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 43 replies
    In the midst of the 2016 presidential primary season, the FBI received a purported Russian intelligence document describing a tacit understanding between the campaign of Hillary Clinton and the Justice Department over the inquiry into whether she intentionally revealed classified information through her use of a private email server. The Russian document mentioned a supposed email describing how then-Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch had privately assured someone in the Clinton campaign that the email investigation would not push too deeply into the matter
  • Manchester Bomb Suspect Had Terrorism Training Abroad: Source (And Family Reported Him)

    05/23/2017 8:24:20 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 92 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/23/2017 | Multiple
    MANCHESTER, England — Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old British man believed to have killed 22 people in a suicide-bomb attack, had ties to al Qaeda and had received terrorist training abroad, a U.S. intelligence official told NBC News on Tuesday as the United Kingdom raised its terrorist threat level to the highest category. The U.S. intelligence official, who has direct knowledge of the investigation, said Abedi, whose family is of Libyan descent, was identified by a bank card found in his pocket at the scene of the explosion after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. The identification was confirmed by...
  • Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years

    05/23/2017 6:23:22 PM PDT · by LoveMyFreedom · 38 replies
    Circa ^ | 5/23/2017 | by John Solomon and Sara Carter
    Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years
  • PM Theresa May raises UK threat level to 'critical'

    05/23/2017 1:52:18 PM PDT · by onemiddleamerican · 143 replies
    ITV ^ | Tue 23 May 2017
    The UK's terror threat level has been raised from severe to critical, meaning an attack is considered imminent. Prime Minister Theresa May announced the decision from Downing Street. The move means that military personnel could be deployed to support armed police officers. "It is a possibility that we cannot ignore that there a wider group of individuals linked to this attack," Mrs May said. She said that the threat level was under constant review. "The change in the threat level means there will be additional support available to the police as they work to keep us safe," she said.
  • Man arrested in connection to deadly bombing at Ariana Grande concert

    05/23/2017 4:21:10 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 154 replies
    NY POST ^ | May 23, 2017 | AP
    MANCHESTER, England — Greater Manchester Police say they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the apparent suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in the city. Police say the man was arrested in south Manchester Tuesday, a day after the explosion killed 22 people and injured 59, many of them teenagers. They did not provide details.
  • President Trump To Fire Multiple Staff Members For Leaking

    05/22/2017 5:53:19 PM PDT · by Flick Lives · 126 replies
    One America News Network ^ | 05/22/2017 | OAN
    One America News was first to report that three White House staffers have been identified for leaking classified information. The President is expected to fire multiple people upon his return from the Middle East and Europe.
  • 'Number of Confirmed Fatalities’ After Reports of ‘Explosions’ At UK Ariana Grande Concert

    05/22/2017 4:40:56 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 115 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 May 2017 | Breitbart London
    UK Police have confirmed a number of fatalities in central Manchester in the North of England after reports of one or more “explosions” during an Ariana Grande concert on Monday evening. Greater Manchester Police said there have been a “number of fatalities and others injured” at the Manchester Arena, where Grammy-nominated pop singer Ariana Grande was performing.
  • LIVE: Fatalities after Manchester 'explosion'

    05/22/2017 3:54:25 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 365 replies
    Sky News ^ | 22 May 2017
    Police warn people to stay away from the Manchester Arena area following reports of an explosion. Here's what we know: :: Police have confirmed a number of fatalities after reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena :: The arena was hosting an Ariana Grande concert and the "loud bangs" were heard just after the concert ended :: The cause of the bangs has not yet been confirmed Greater Manchester Police have confirmed a number of confirmed fatalities
  • White House leakers identified; to be fired

    05/22/2017 3:28:38 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 224 replies
    Twitter ^ | 05/22/2017 | Trey Yingst
    SCOOP: Three White House staffers have been identified for leaking classified info. POTUS will fire 'multiple people' when he returns to DC.
  • Senate confirms Terry Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China

    05/22/2017 3:02:34 PM PDT · by iowamark · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2017 | Joel Gehrke
    A broad majority of senators voted Monday to install President Trump's choice to be the U.S. ambassador to China in his first term. Gov. Terry Branstad, R-Iowa, was supported by several Democrats in the final vote, but that didn't spare him completely from the partisan gamesmanship that has dominated Trump's nominees' path through the Senate. Republicans faulted Democrats for slow-walking his nomination, despite their approval of the pick. "It's been disappointing to see so much pointless obstruction by our friends across the aisle," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor. "And they've done so not to...
  • Demand soars for concealed carry permits, data shows

    05/22/2017 2:23:07 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2017 | Fox News
    The number of concealed carry permits in the United States has topped 15 million over the last year, according to data collected by the Crime Prevention Research Center. That’s the largest one-year increase ever in the number of permits issued, according to the research center. In July 2016, the center reported that 14.5 million people had concealed handgun permits. As of May of this year, the number is already 15.7 million. John Lott, founder of the group and a Fox News columnist, said several states, including Arizona, Florida, Michigan and Texas, have seen a big jump in the number of...
  • Sara Netanyahu and Melania Trump agree: ‘Media hate us but people love us’

    05/22/2017 11:03:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | May 22, 2017, 5:21 pm | Raoul Wootliff
    Chatting candidly on the tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport on Monday, Sara Netanyahu said that, like the Trumps, Israel’s “first couple” had been treated unfairly by the media but were loved by the people. “You know in Israel all the people like us. The media hate us but the people love us,” Netanyahu told the first lady in a recording that picked up their private conversation. “Like you.”