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  • Smucker's Announces $1000 Employee Bonuses, $20M Added to Employee Pensions

    02/19/2018 6:32:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 19, 2018 | Paula Bolyard
    (Image via J.M. Smucker Company) The J.R. Smucker company announced last week that 5000 employees will be receiving $1000 bonuses as a result of the Republican tax plan. They also plan to add $20 million to the employee pension program and donate an additional $1 million to charity. "We had a strong third quarter, with sales growth for key brands in every business and strong earnings per share growth fueled by the benefits of U.S. income tax reform and ongoing cost discipline," said Mark Smucker, chief executive officer, in a press release. "These results reflect our commitment to delivering...
  • Trump Endorses Mitt Romney for Senate: has my full support and endorsement!

    02/19/2018 6:52:20 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 146 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 19, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    @MittRomney has announced he is running for the Senate from the wonderful State of Utah. He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to @OrrinHatch, and has my full support and endorsement! 9:21 PM - 19 Feb 2018
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues new election map

    02/19/2018 12:48:33 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 125 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 February 2018 | AP
    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania's high court issued a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline Monday, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and that Republican lawmakers challenge it in federal court. The map of Pennsylvania's 18 congressional districts is to be in effect for the May 15 primary and substantially overhauls a congressional map widely viewed as among the nation's most gerrymandered. The map was approved in a 4-3 decision. Most significantly, the new map likely gives Democrats a better shot at winning seats in Philadelphia's heavily populated and...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR funded. [FReepathon L]

    Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's keep FR alive!! The Trump presidency is off to a great start and 2018 will bring great strides: Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all!! End sanctuary cities!! End anchor babies!! Continue cutting regulations, cutting government, cutting spending and cutting taxes!! Continue bringing back capital, manufacturing, jobs and the economy!! Continue appointing constitutional conservative judges and restoring the constitution and our religious freedom!! Continue rebuilding and strengthening our military!! Prepare for a great election in November, sweeping in even more conservatives to the congress so we can accomplish all of...
  • Improvised Explosive Device Found at Border Bridge to Texas

    02/19/2018 9:45:41 AM PST · by Lera · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/19/18 | Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby
    Mexican authorities have confirmed the discovery of an active improvised explosive device (IED) at one of the international bridges connecting the border cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas–the headquarters of the ruthless cartel known as Los Zetas. Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office issued a statement in regards to the recent discovery of the IED. The information released by Mexican authorities does not reveal the date that the bomb was left at the bridge, but confirmed that the explosive was active. The IED was left at the Las Americas International Bridge, also known as Bridge One. Neither the City of...
  • Dem Senator Warns Mueller Against Issuing Russia Report Near Midterms

    02/18/2018 8:15:13 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 102 replies
    thehill.com ^ | February 19th, 2018
    Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) on Sunday warned special counsel Robert Mueller against issuing a report on his findings in the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election near the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. "I don't think we'll know anywhere near the full story until [Mueller] issues his report," Casey said. "But once you get into the summer, and you get close to the election, I think it's a mistake for him to release it late. I think you should wait until after [the election]" Casey said.
  • Russia church shooting leaves 5 dead after gunman opens fire on people leaving service

    02/18/2018 9:26:30 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 63 replies
    Five people were killed and several others were injured after a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on people leaving a church service in Russia's Dagestan region on Sunday, Russian media outlets reproted.
  • Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter...

    02/18/2018 3:53:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 129 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | February 17, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud! 11:08 PM - 17 Feb 2018
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 February 2018

    02/18/2018 4:36:33 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 308 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 18 February 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 18th, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Mark Kelly, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence; Rush Limbaugh. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., Charlie Dent, R-Pa., and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla.; former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.
  • Facebook’s VP Of Advertising Slammed The Media’s Russia Coverage

    02/17/2018 5:30:09 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/17/18 | Peter Hasson
    “Facebook vice president of advertising Rob Goldman slammed the media for what he said was misleading coverage of Russia’s meddling in American politics. “ “Most of the coverage of Russian meddling involves their attempt to effect the outcome of the 2016 US election. I have seen all of the Russian ads and I can say very definitively that swaying the election was *NOT* the main goal,” Goldman said.
  • Sessions orders review of FBI over Florida shooting tip

    02/16/2018 12:24:56 PM PST · by bkopto · 158 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/16/2018 | max greenwood
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a review into the FBI and Justice Department's procedures after the bureau revealed it had failed to act on a tip about the teenager accused of carrying out a deadly mass shooting in Florida. “It is now clear that the warning signs were there and tips to the FBI were missed. We see the tragic consequences of those failures," Sessions said in a statement Friday. “The FBI in conjunction with our state and local partners must act flawlessly to prevent all attacks. This is imperative, and we must do better." Deputy Attorney General Rod...
  • A powerful earthquake is shaking buildings in Mexico City

    02/16/2018 3:57:12 PM PST · by blueplum · 67 replies
    AP ^ | 16 Feb 2018 | AP
    happening now. USGS shows it as 7.5 M 7.5 - 2km SE of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico no tsunami warning as yet breaking
  • [Video] Deputy AG: No Indication Russian Meddling [Involved Any American or] Impacted Election

    02/16/2018 12:12:53 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 131 replies
    TheDailySignalNews ^ | 2/16/18 | Deputy AG of the U.S.
    See video at link. https://www.facebook.com/TheDailySignalNews/videos/1008613592637926/?sk=h_chr
  • Alleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was reported to FBI, cops, school [last month!]

    02/16/2018 11:21:27 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 79 replies
    FOX News.com ^ | February 16, 2018 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    The FBI revealed Friday it got a tip last month that Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people on Valentine's Day, had a gun, wanted to “kill people” and there was the “potential of him conducting a school shooting.” The agency in a statement admitted receiving a call on Jan. 5, 2018 from a person close to Cruz who contacted the FBI through its Public Access Line tipline to express concerns about Cruz's erratic behavior and disturbing social media posts "Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to...
  • Special counsel indicts 13 Russian nationals in Russia investigation

    02/16/2018 10:02:48 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 306 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 16, 2018
    The Justice Department on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups of violating criminal laws with the intent to interfere with "with U.S. elections and political processes", according to agency. According to the agency, "the indictment charges all of the defendants with conspiracy to defraud the United States, three defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants with aggravated identity theft." The indictment says that some defendants "communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump campaign" without revealing their association with Russia. The indictment also says the defendants posted negative information about a...
  • Russians indicted in special counsel's probe (truncated)

    The special counsel's office said Friday that a federal grand jury indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities in the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 elections. The indictment says that the defendants allegedly, by early to mid 2016, were "supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump ... and disparaging Hillary Clinton." An announcement from special counsel Robert Mueller's office said that the government accuses all the defendants of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Three defendants are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. Five defendants are charged with aggravated identity theft.
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR funded. [FReepathon XLVII]

    Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's keep FR alive!! The Trump presidency is off to a great start and 2018 will bring great strides: Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all!! End sanctuary cities!! End anchor babies!! Continue cutting regulations, cutting government, cutting spending and cutting taxes!! Continue bringing back capital, manufacturing, jobs and the economy!! Continue appointing constitutional conservative judges and restoring the constitution and our religious freedom!! Continue rebuilding and strengthening our military!! Prepare for a great election in November, sweeping in even more conservatives to the congress so we can accomplish all of...
  • Supreme Court To Have Closed-Door Meeting On DACA

    02/16/2018 7:46:10 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 93 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 02/16/18
    The Supreme Court will hold a closed-door meeting to decide whether to take up a lower court opinion that blocked the White House plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a program at the forefront of the debate on illegal immigration. In an unusual move, the nation's highest court will consider the possibility of reviewing the opinion without a ruling from a federal appeals court
  • Mitt Romney announces bid for U.S. Senate in Utah

    02/16/2018 6:28:45 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 110 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 16, 2018 | Adam Edelman
    Mitt Romney, the GOP’s presidential candidate in 2012 and a former governor of Massachusetts, announced Friday that he would run for U.S. Senate in Utah. “I have decided to run for United States Senate because I believe I can help bring Utah’s values and Utah’s lessons to Washington,” Romney said in a video announcing his bid. “Given all that America faces, we feel that this is the right time for me to serve our state and our country,” he said. Romney pointed to Utah's balanced budget and trade surplus as examples of the state's strengths, comparing them with Washington's debt...
  • FISA Court Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer Responds to Chairman Nunes and Chairman Goodlatte

    02/15/2018 10:00:03 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 157 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 15, 2018 | sundance
    Moments ago FISA Court Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer responded to the requests from the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte. (full pdf’s below – #1 and #2) There are nuances in each response specific to the statutory roles of each Chairman and the specific requests made by each committee.  Reflected in Judge Collyer’s responses is a need for careful consideration of each unique request.♦House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes holds primary oversight authority over the aggregate Intelligence Community (IC).  Chairman Nunes has requested the transcripts from the FISA Court during the DOJ/FBI Title-1 surveillance...