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  • Poll: Democrats More Out of Touch Than GOP, Trump

    04/24/2017 10:22:28 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-23-2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    More Americans say the Democratic Party is "out of touch with the concerns of most Americans" than either the Republican Party or President Trump, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. According to the survey, 67 percent of those polled said the Democratic Party was "out of touch" with common American concerns, and only 28 percent said the party is "in touch." Six percent said they had no opinion. These numbers are similar to but worse than those for the Republican Party: 62 percent of those polled said they thought Republicans were out of touch, while 32 percent said...
  • Sean Hannity vows legal action after sexual harrassment accusation

    04/24/2017 12:49:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/24/2017 | BY JOE CONCHA
    Sean Hannity has vowed to sue a former guest of his program with "some of the finest and toughest lawyers in the country" after she accused the Fox News host of sexually propositioning her as allegations of sexual harassment continue to roil the network. Conservative commentator Debbie Schlussel said in a Friday radio interview that Hannity once invited her back to his hotel room after an event at a Detroit bookstore. "He had some event at a bookstore where he signed his book for people standing in line. He asked me to come meet him at this book signing," Schlussel...
  • 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 · 36 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 · 99 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 · 113 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...
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    04/24/2017 9:02:23 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 16 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | April 24, 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...
  • 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 · 72 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 · 158 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 · 256 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...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 April 2017

    04/23/2017 4:40:53 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 210 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 April 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Apr 23rd, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House budget director Mick Mulvaney; Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): White House chief of staff Reince Priebus; Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly; Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.THIS WEEK (ABC): Attorney General Jeff Sessions; California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Kelly; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C.
  • Antifa Bro Loses His Mask — Gets Maced And Hit In The Face By His Fellow Protesters [VIDEO]

    04/22/2017 4:14:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    Daily caller ^ | April 20, 2017 | Christian Datoc
    New footage from the riots in Berkeley, California, Saturday shows one unfortunate Antifa protester getting attacked by his own team. The Antifa — anti-fascist for the uninformed — uniform usually consists of black garb and masks, and just after this bro-tester lost his face wear, he received an eyeful of mace, followed by a skateboard to the teeth.
  • Two policemen 'injured in Paris shooting'

    04/20/2017 12:42:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 120 replies
    bbc.com ^ | April 20, 2017
    Two policemen have been wounded in a shooting on the Champs Elysees in Paris, French media say. Some reports say the gunman who fired on them has been killed by police. The Champs Elysees has been sealed off. France goes to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the presidential election. There is no word on the identity of the gunman. Jihadism is a major issue in the vote after attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State.
  • Gunman 'randomly' opens fire on Laclede Gas workers in St. Louis

    04/20/2017 11:38:51 AM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 68 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | April 20, 2017 | Post-Dispatch Staff reporters
    A gunman "randomly" opened fire Thursday morning on Laclede Gas employees working in the city's Hamilton Heights neighborhood, killing two before shooting and killing himself, police and a witness said. The shooting was reported about 11:16 a.m. in the 5900 block of Minerva Avenue, on the western edge of the city. Police said two Laclede Gas workers, one in his 20s and the other in his 50s, were fatally injured when the gunman "randomly" fired at them, according to St. Louis Police Capt. Mary Warnecke. The gunman then killed himself, though that appears to have been at a different location.
  • O’Reilly Says ‘Completely Unfounded Claims’ Led to His Ousting

    04/20/2017 7:34:16 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 152 replies
    Bill O'Reilly released a statement on Wednesday clarifying his departure from Fox News, saying that "completely unfounded claims" were the cause. The departure came in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations against the cable news star, but his statement remained positive toward his former employer, Mediaite reported. "Over the past 20 years at Fox News, I have been extremely proud to launch and lead one of the most successful news programs in history, which has consistently informed and entertained millions of Americans and significantly contributed to building Fox into the dominant news network in television," O'Reilly stated. "It is...
  • Spicer Slams Media: Dems Didn’t ‘Almost Win’ in Georgia, ‘They Lost’

    04/19/2017 3:23:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 19, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    During Wednesday’s White House briefing, NBC reporter Hallie Jackson asked if President Trump was “expending too much political capital on a race that Republicans should be winning easily,” referring to Georgia’s special congressional election. In response, Press Secretary Sean Spicer blasted the absurd liberal media narrative that it was a “symbolic” or “emotional” victory for Democrats despite their candidate falling short. "“I thought that some of the coverage was a little intriguing as I watched it....Democrats went all in on this race. They spent over $8.3 million. They said on the record that their goal was to win this race....
  • Fox News drops Bill O'Reilly in wake of harassment allegations

    04/19/2017 12:36:58 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 310 replies
    Fox News ^ | Apr. 19 , 2017 | Howard Kurtz
    " ... the company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel."
  • AP admits putting out fake news on Islamic terror attack in Fresno.

    04/19/2017 9:12:21 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 72 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/19/17
    "We deleted a tweet about a Fresno slaying suspect shouting "God is great." It failed to note he said it in Arabic. A new tweet is upcoming."
  • Obama Political Spying Scandal: Trump Associates Were Not the First Targets

    04/19/2017 8:07:30 AM PDT · by bitt · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | April 18, 2017 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    This list includes Dennis Kucinich and investigative journalists. In 2011, Dennis Kucinich was still a Democratic congressman from Ohio. But he was not walking in lockstep with President Obama — at least not on Libya. True to his anti-war leanings, Kucinich was a staunch opponent of Obama’s unauthorized war against the Qaddafi regime. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446843/barack-obama-spying-journalists-dennis-kucinich-sharyl-attkisson-donald-trump-campaign-transition
  • Let's Get Real: The Democrats Didn’t even win a Moral Victory in Georgia

    04/19/2017 6:40:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/19/2017 | Jeremy Carl
    I don’t want to sound like the Baghdad Bob of the 2018 election cycle, but the special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district was yet another reminder that despite the mainstream media’s relentless narrative attempting to turn the early days of the Trump administration into a story of GOP rout, reality has stubbornly refused to cooperate with them. Don’t get me wrong—the GOP is absolutely facing headwinds in 2018. And there’s a lot of political ground left to cover in November. I’d certainly rather be in a position of winning districts by increasing margins rather than decreasing ones. Could the...