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  • Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

    05/25/2017 5:19:50 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 3 replies
    AP ^ | May 25, 2017 | JESSICA GRESKO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries. Trump's administration vowed to take the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 10-3 vote, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the ban likely violates the Constitution. And it upheld a lower court ruling that blocks the Republican administration from cutting off visas for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and...
  • Woo hoo!! Let's keep this FReepathon moving!! MAGA!! [Thread LV]

    05/25/2017 9:29:35 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | May 25, 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...
  • Farenthold: Dnc Staffer Killing Needs Federal Investigation

    05/25/2017 4:04:20 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 72 replies
    Corpus Christi Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold considers the source behind the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee's email server an unanswered question and believes a federal investigation is warranted. Speaking on CNN Wednesday, the fourth-term congressman refuted a widely believed conclusion that the Russian government interfered with the U.S. presidential election to aid President Donald Trump's campaign and instead indicated a conspiracy theory about a slain Democratic National Committee staffer could be true. "My fear is our constant focusing on the Russians is deflecting away for some other things that we need to be investigating," Farenthold said on the...
  • Speculation Swirls as Sean Hannity Announces Sudden Vacation Amid Fox News Turmoil

    05/24/2017 9:51:33 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 130 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 05/24/2017 | JASON HOWERTON
    Fox News host Sean Hannity is going on vacation for the remainder of the week amid controversy over his decision to promote unconfirmed reports linking murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich and his unproven communication with WikiLeaks. It’s unclear if the vacation was preplanned. “The Five” co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle announced on Wednesday she would be filling in for Hannity during his absence. {..snip..}
  • Blue Cracks: Dems Finally Break Through, Flip Legislative Seats in Two Special Elections

    05/24/2017 8:28:01 PM PDT · by Mafe · 81 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 · 58 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 · 39 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
  • DRUDGE: Trump Approval Pops To 48%

    05/24/2017 8:05:59 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 52 replies
    drudgereport.com ^ | May 24, 2017
  • Sean Hannity Is Going to War With FOX News: "I Am Not FOX News.com, I Retract Nothing,"

    05/23/2017 7:12:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 193 replies
    Vice News ^ | May 23 2017, 5:00pm | MIKE PEARL
    The FOX News host is refusing to stop his investigation into the grisly murder of Seth Rich. Sean Hannity, FOX News host went out on a limb Tuesday in defense of his coverage, calling his critics "phony hypocrites." Hannity wants to know who killed Seth Rich, even if the mainstream media and his own colleagues want him to stop. The murder of Seth Rich, a young Democratic National Committee staffer, has inspired a lot of speculation in the right-wing media and on FOX, the gist of which is that he was murdered by Democratic operatives as revenge for being a...
  • Manchester Bomb Suspect Had Terrorism Training Abroad: Source (And Family Reported Him)

    05/23/2017 8:24:20 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 89 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 · 37 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 · 36 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 · 18 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.”