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  • NY Times Skips Facts to Claim New Indictments Make Trump 'Hoax Claim Harder to Sell'

    02/17/2018 2:06:10 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 18, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    In the wake of the Friday indictments of Russians by special counsel Robert Mueller, several media outlets have found a highly disingenuous way to continue attacking President Donald Trump as claiming collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign is a "hoax" or "fake news." Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensteini explicitly stated they presented no evidence of collusion in the indictment, but somehow, he made trump's "hoax claim harder to sell."  An example of an MSM story ignoring the specifics of Trump's "hoax" charges appeared in the Friday New York Times in Indictment Makes Trump’s Hoax Claim Harder to Sell:
  • Crazy lady (Durazo) running for California Senate puts up huge "DISOBEY TRUMP" billboard

    02/17/2018 1:05:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/15/18 | Cali-Conservative
    Crazy lady running for California Senate puts up huge "DISOBEY TRUMP" billboard. Do these Democrats really wonder why they get called treasonous? Treason is pretty much their main platform right now. When the main TP you have is 'resist' with no clear solutions, you have lost
  • Feinstein to Introduce Bill Setting Minimum Age for Rifle Purchasers

    02/17/2018 8:04:14 AM PST · by mdittmar · 89 replies
    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) ^ | Feb 16 2018 | Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
    Brings rules for rifle sales in line with handguns, which already requires minimum 21 years of ageWashington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced she will introduce legislation to raise the age requirement for purchasing rifles from gun dealers, including assault weapons like the AR-15, to 21 years.“Under current law, licensed gun dealers cannot sell a handgun to anyone under 21, but they are allowed to sell assault rifles like the AR-15 to anyone over 18. This policy is dangerous and makes absolutely no sense.“I plan to introduce a bill to require all firearms purchases from gun dealers be restricted to individuals...
  • 13 Russian nationals indicted for interfering in US elections (Rosenstein to announce)

    02/16/2018 10:24:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 260 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Alex Pappas
    A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of interfering in U.S. elections. The announcement came from the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. According to the special counsel, the indictment charges 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. *snip* Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is scheduled to hold a press conference Friday afternoon.
  • UCLA hosted campus talk on ‘toxic masculinity.’ 10 students showed up.

    02/16/2018 10:24:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    College Fix ^ | February 16, 2018 | Mark McGreal
    Some 42,000 students attend UCLA, and whether many of them think “toxic masculinity” is a pressing concern is unclear, if the attendance at a recent campus forum on the subject is any indication. When the UCLA Intergroup Relations Program recently hosted an event to allow the campus community to discuss “toxic masculinity,” 10 students showed up.
  • ICE arrests 212 illegals, targets 122 businesses in LA sweep

    02/16/2018 8:25:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 16, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Federal deportation officers staged one of the biggest enforcement actions in years against businesses in Los Angeles this week, arresting 212 people and serving audit notices to 122 businesses who will have to prove they aren’t hiring illegal immigrants. Nearly all of those arrested were convicted criminals, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE said it targeted Los Angeles because it’s a sanctuary city, meaning it refuses to fully cooperate with federal authorities on deportations from within its jails. That means agents and officers have to go out into the community, said Thomas D. Homan, the agency’s deputy director.
  • Poll portends tough sledding for California gas tax increase

    02/16/2018 8:06:37 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    bondbuyer.com ^ | February 16 2018 | By Keeley Webster
    The recent gas tax hike in California enacted to fund transportation projects could face tough sledding in the face of a repeal effort. Likely voters were nearly evenly split on the issue with 47% saying they favor repeal, while 48% said they oppose it, in a poll released Feb. 7 by the Public Policy Institute of California. The creator of the initiative to repeal a gas tax hike and vehicle fee increase approved by the state legislature last year to support transportation projects said signature gathering efforts are right on track. (You need to pay if you want to know...
  • San Jose unveils new climate plan

    02/16/2018 6:12:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | February 15, 2018 | By EMILY DERUY
    As part of a sweeping new climate plan to make San Jose more environmentally friendly, the city is angling to become one of the first in the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet the levels outlined in the ambitious Paris Agreement. The city will launch San Jose Clean Energy - an alternative to PG&E known as a community-choice energy program - later this year. On Thursday, Mayor Sam Liccardo said the city will make 100 percent emission-free electricity available to everyone who participates in the program. By 2030, Liccardo said, the city plans to reduce carbon emissions from...
  • Senators raise serious questions that should trouble all Americans

    02/16/2018 6:29:07 AM PST · by rwa265 · 20 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | February 16, 2018 | Marc A. Theissen, Washington Post Columnist
    After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., sent his memo laying out potential abuses of the FISA process by the FBI to the White House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., demanded that he be removed as chairman. Nunes was “deliberately dishonest” in pushing to release a “bogus memo,” Pelosi declared, and had “disgraced the House Intelligence Committee” with his “partisan effort to distort intelligence.” But Democrats can’t so easily dismiss the far more detailed declassified criminal referral written by two respected Republican senators — Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey O. Graham, R-S.C. — which confirms the claims raised in...
  • ICE immigration sweep in California puts employers and families on edge

    02/16/2018 6:32:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 16, 2018
    Federal immigration agents are escalating efforts to crack down on businesses hiring undocumented workers. New data released Friday morning shows Immigration and Customs Enforcement visited 122 businesses over the past five days, mostly in Southern California. Mike Poindexter is CEO of his family business the Poindexter Nut Company near Fresno, California. He says most Americans don't want these labor-intensive jobs. "We hire people all the time. They show up, they work two days and they leave," Poindexter said. His company is now being audited by ICE. "We've had somewhere between 5 to 10 percent of our workforce quit voluntarily just...
  • House GOP pushes hardline immigration plan as Senate deals fail

    02/15/2018 8:25:44 PM PST · by Innovative · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Melanie Zanona and Scott Wong
    House GOP leaders are forging ahead with their own hardline immigration bill, as the Senate threw in the towel Thursday on legislation to protect hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation. The main author of the House bill, Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), said Thursday that he’s building support for his measure, even as other GOP colleagues said an initial vote tally this week was well below the 218 votes needed to pass the bill. Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) “instructions to me are ‘get this bill done,’ and we’re working hard to accomplish that,” Goodlatte said in an...
  • Obama's brazen plot to exonerate Hillary Clinton

    02/15/2018 5:41:40 PM PST · by kaintucky · 21 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 20 january 2018 | Ginni Thomas
    A former federal prosecutor says the truth is starting to seep out about the Obama Administration’s “brazen plot to exonerate Hillary Clinton” and “frame an incoming president with a false Russian conspiracy,” according to an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation. Joe diGenova, a former federal prosecutor, connects the dots on former Obama administration Justice Department and FBI officials who may have “violated the law, perhaps committed crimes” to politicize law enforcement and surveillance against political opponents. He says former FBI Director James Comey conducted a fake criminal investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as they...
  • What Did James Comey Tell President Trump About Clinton-Steele Dossier

    02/15/2018 3:37:37 PM PST · by detective · 53 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 15, 2018 | Sundance
    Andrew McCarthy has an excellent must-read review of how the Susan Rice email paints a clear picture of James Comey’s instructions -from President Obama- to obfuscate the intent of the FBI counterintelligence operation during the early days of the Trump administration.
  • Exclusive: A top Trump campaign adviser close to plea deal with Mueller

    02/15/2018 3:22:25 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 98 replies
    Exclusive: A top Trump campaign adviser close to plea deal with Mueller Anchor Muted Background By Katelyn Polantz and Sara Murray, CNN Updated 6:16 PM ET, Thu February 15, 2018 Who is Rick Gates? Play Current Time 0:05 Duration Time 1:15 Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%0:05Fullscreen Configuration Subtitles Now Playing Who is Rick Gates? Source: CNN Who is Rick Gates? 01:15 Washington (CNN)Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates is finalizing a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's office, indicating he's poised to cooperate in the investigation, according to sources familiar with the case. Gates has already spoken to Mueller's team about...
  • Major ICE Operation Underway in Los Angeles, Hundreds Could Be Rounded Up

    02/15/2018 8:02:54 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 65 replies
    Downtrend ^ | 02-15-2018 | Donn Marten
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are reportedly in the process of a large-scale sweep in the Los Angeles area. Make no mistake that LA is the belly of the beast when it comes to illegal aliens and with the presence of untold numbers of street gangs, it is a potential motherlode for rounding up those with criminal records.
  • GOP leaders weighing ‘further steps,’ including contempt proceedings, for Bannon

    02/15/2018 2:14:57 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 15 replies
    House Republican leaders are weighing “further steps” to force former top White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon to answer investigators’ questions in their probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election — including potentially declaring him in contempt of Congress — after a Thursday interview they called “frustrating.” Bannon came to speak with the House Intelligence Committee under a subpoena the panel issued on the spot last month, when he refused to answer questions related to the transition period and his tenure in the White House. The interview came after Bannon met with investigators in special counsel Robert S. Mueller...
  • House Democrats’ surveillance memo at stand still, unclear when or if it’ll be released

    02/15/2018 2:53:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Rep. Adam B. Schiff said Thursday he’s uncertain when the Democratic memo concerning alleged surveillance abuses will be released and he wouldn’t say whether he’ll work on it next week while Congress is out of town. His comments come roughly one week after the White House refused to release the memo, saying sensitive information in the memo as drafted would betray national security interests. But with Congress being out on recess next week, and the White House potentially having five days to review the edited version, the memo may not get released until next month — if at all.
  • MSNBC Touts Pro-Abortion Dem Declaring: ‘Our Babies Are Being Slaughtered’

    02/15/2018 11:23:28 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 23 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February. 15. 2018 | Kyle Drennen
    Demonstrating a staggering lack of self-awareness, on Thursday, MSNBC Congressional Correspondent Garrett Haake promoted pro-abortion Democratic California Senator Kamala Harris declaring: “...we have to have smart gun safety laws. And we cannot tolerate a society and live in a country with any level of pride when our babies are being slaughtered.”
  • Journalists Were Co-Conspirators in the Trump-Russia Collusion Hoax

    02/15/2018 12:15:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 15, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Something else, that if the shooting hadn’t happened today, that I would have led with today. There’s a great piece at The Federalist today by Lee Smith. I’ve got some pull quotes from it. But the primary point of his piece is, why isn’t the media covering the exculpatory things that have been uncovered about the Steele dossier and Trump’s supposed collusion with Russia? Why aren’t they reporting it? Why aren’t they reporting that it was Hillary Clinton opposition research? Everybody thinks they’re not reporting it because it’s liberal bias. In Smith’s view, that’s not the reason. It’s something...
  • The Media Stopped Reporting The Russia Collusion Story Because They Helped Create It

    02/15/2018 8:13:13 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Feburary 15,2018 | Lee Smith
    This Isn’t the 27-Year-Olds’ Fault I’ve argued over the last year that the phony collusion narrative is a symptom of the structural problems with the press. The rise of the Internet, then social media, and gross corporate mismanagement damaged traditional media institutions. As newspapers and magazines around the country went bankrupt when ownership couldn’t figure out how to make money off the new digital advertising model, an entire generation of journalistic experience, expertise, and ethics was lost. It was replaced, as one Obama White House official famously explained, by 27-year-olds who “literally know nothing.” But the first vehicles of the...