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  • NPR's Deborah Amos reports BBC is declaring "clashes between Russia and NATO" - fake news?

    09/19/2017 10:15:30 AM PDT · by CMB_polarization
    Deborah Amos' verified twitter account ^ | 19 Sept. 2017 | Deborah Amos
    Crowd sourcing please. I was listening to a BBc news feed in a ny cab about clashes with Russia and NATO - now I see nothing. Weird BBC reports Vilnius declares state of emergency. Bbc reporting clashes between NATO and Russia. "Something Major underway"
  • Temporary technical issue with our credit card processing system. [FReepathon LXXXI]

    Dear FRiends, We're having a temporary technical issue with our credit card processing system. Our Merchant Service Provider has requested we add some additional functions into our system to help detect and prevent credit card fraud and this work is underway. Hopefully, this work will be completed in a day or two so we can wrap up our FReepathon before the end of the month. Credit card processing is suspended for the next day or two until this work is completed, but PayPal continues to work normally. And. of course, we still welcome your mail-in donations to: Free Republic, LLC...
  • Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman (BREAKING!!!)

    09/18/2017 4:26:09 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 363 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 · 51 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 · 100 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! · 83 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 · 71 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 · 102 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.
  • London train explosion treated as terror incident; 18 people taken to hospital (ROP Alert)

    09/15/2017 4:36:35 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sam Meredith
    Several people were injured at a London underground station on Friday, after an explosion on a rush hour commuter tube train. The London Ambulance service said 18 people had been taken to a number of different hospitals on Friday morning, while no-one is believed to have suffered "serious or life-threatening" injuries. London police said they were treating the blast at Parsons Green tube station in West London as a terrorist incident.
  • ‘Explosion’ on Tube train at Parsons Green sparks panic on District Line [UK]

    09/15/2017 12:50:18 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 36 replies
    Passengers on a District Line Tube train at Parsons Green have reported panic on the platform after reports of a fire or explosion. According to a reporter at the scene people have suffered facial burns and a white container exploded towards the rear of the train. She said people were ‘really badly burned’ adding that ‘there hair was coming off’. The rear of the train filled with smoke and people were evacuated onto the platform at Parsons Green. It is also being reported that people were initially told not to leave the station before an evacuation took place.
  • Re: "The party's over: Republicans and Democrats are both finished"

    09/14/2017 3:06:21 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 144 replies
    Jim Robinson
    Well, there was this little thing called a VOTER REBELLION that occurred last November. Neither party wants to take responsibility (yet) for their own shortcomings, and neither party wants to admit (yet) that it's really happening. It'll take another election or two where the voters throw the bums out before they start getting the message. It's way too early to send the success or failure of Trump's presidency to the jury, but I'm still happy. He already saved the nation from complete collapse under either Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton, the two uni-party favorites. The establishment elites from both parties...
  • Donald Trump: Let DACA Recipients Stay; Not Amnesty

    09/14/2017 1:32:48 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 177 replies ^ | 14 Sep 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump argued that allowing DACA recipients to stay in the United States would not be amnesty. “We’re looking at allowing people to stay here,” Trump said to reporters in Florida on Thursday. He insisted that his deal with Democrats on DACA recipients would not be amnesty. “We’re not looking at citizenship, we’re not looking at amnesty,” Trump said. On Air Force One however, a White House spokesperson confirmed that “legal citizenship over a period of time” for DACA recipients would likely be part of a deal. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted that the plan would offer them a...
  • Tell the Senate: BUILD THE WALL

    09/14/2017 1:19:59 PM PDT · by dynoman · 51 replies
    Donald Trump E-mail ^ | 9-14-17 3:07PM | Donald J Trump
    There’s been a lot of noise today and a lot of rumors. Let me set the record straight in the simplest language possible… ...WE WILL BUILD A WALL (NOT A FENCE) ALONG THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO HELP STOP ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND KEEP AMERICA SAFE. Apparently, liberals in Congress and the mainstream media need one more reminder that building the wall is non-negotiable. So please, sign our petition to demand that we BUILD THE WALL. Thank you, Donald J. Trump President of the United States
  • 15 soldiers injured after explosion at Fort Bragg

    09/14/2017 9:05:16 AM PDT · by Raebie · 38 replies
    WRAL News ^ | September 14, 2017 | WRAL
    Fort Bragg, N.C. — Several soldiers were injured Thursday morning after an explosion at Fort Bragg. Authorities said at least 15 soldiers were transported via medical helicopter to Womack Army Medical Center after an explosion on one of the training fields. The soldiers were all members of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, known as USASOC.
  • Flames consume Robert E. Lee Elementary in Tampa Heights

    09/14/2017 6:31:51 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 97 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/12/17 | Marlee Sokol, Ben Montgomery and Dan Sullivan
    Robert E. Lee Elementary School is no more. The oldest magnet school in Hillsborough County, which some school board members were trying to rename as part of a nationwide movement to remove Confederate symbols, burned down on Tuesday night as hundreds of residents watched and children cried.
  • Report: Trump Caves on DACA, Wants ‘Quick’ Amnesty for 800K Illegal Aliens

    09/14/2017 6:00:33 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 248 replies ^ | 13 Sep 2017 | John Binder
    In a meeting with establishment politicians from the Problem Solvers Caucus and the Blue Dog Coalition, President Trump signaled a full-fledged cave on the issue of giving amnesty to nearly 800,000 illegal aliens currently protected by an Obama-created executive immigration program. Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the ultimate end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, under which hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens were given work permits and temporary protected status, Trump has remained unclear on whether he would stick to his anti-amnesty campaign promises or cave to the political establishment. At his White House meeting...
  • No deal was made last night on DACA

    09/14/2017 3:16:49 AM PDT · by abb · 167 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 14, 2017 | Donald J. Trump
    No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote.