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  • Hong Kong is on the 'brink of total breakdown'

    11/16/2019 8:56:53 PM PST · by Brellium · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 November | TIM STICKINGS
    Hong Kong is on the 'brink of total breakdown' police admit after riot cops are filmed pepper-spraying a pregnant woman and throwing her to the ground Heavily armed riot police were caught on camera attacking a pregnant woman They pepper-sprayed her in the face twice and wrestled her to the ground Senior officer said 'our society has been pushed to the brink of total breakdown' More than 1,000 people rallied in the centre of Hong Kong at lunchtime today Police fired tear gas as protesters threw stones and fired catapults at police Yesterday a protester was shot by police while...
  • READ: Foreign service officer Jennifer Williams' closed-door testimony from the House impeachment

    11/16/2019 8:55:00 PM PST · by bitt · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/2019 | staff
    House Democrats on Saturday released a transcript of closed-door testimony from career foreign service officer and Vice President Pence staffer Jennifer Williams. Williams was among the officials on the July 25 call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. She is also one of the only witnesses who has testified that has firsthand knowledge of the exchange. During the famed July 25 call, the president asked his foreign counterpart for a favor: He wanted Kyiv to open anti-corruption investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, who was employed by Burisma in the Obama era....
  • Video of Arizona deputy restraining teen amputee spurs probe

    11/16/2019 8:24:24 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 17 replies ^ | November 15, 2019 | Associated Press
    “He does not have the ability to fight back in a way like a normal person would,” Jurgena said. The video later shows another teenage boy being handcuffed. Jurgena said that boy, 16, was the one initially filming. Deputies caused him to hit his head on a wall and then put him in a patrol vehicle, according to Jurgena. But he was then released.
  • The real reason for the Russia Hoax (and Ukraine, and impeachment, and the next thing)

    11/16/2019 6:39:07 PM PST · by bitt · 21 replies
    american thinker ^ | 11/16/2019 | erik gregory
    The Russia Hoax was never about Russia. It was always a cover story to unleash a legal assault on Team Trump, the sole aim of which was to look for, and create, secondary crimes (e.g., decades-old loan applications [Paul Manafort], a misremembered timeline [George Papadopoulos], raiding the son of a top-tier target [Michael Flynn] to compel a guilty plea, or the ever-reliable "lying" charge [Roger Stone]). That's it in the shell of a nut. A single sentence. And guess what: that single sentence is the current legal strategy for the Democrats, the Deep State, and the NeverTrump Republicans for the...
  • End the War on Trump, Abolish the National Security Council

    11/16/2019 5:36:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | November 14, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the latest star of the Democrat effort to undo the 2016 election, is still at work on the National Security Council. While Trump supporters on the NSC like Rich Higgins and Ezra Cohen-Watnick were forced out, Vindman won't be. NSC staffers who criticized Obama holdovers or sought to expose their misbehavior are gone, but Vindman is still there while undermining Trump. And that’s the SNAFU of things on the NSC. The National Security Council has been ground zero in the campaign against President Trump from the beginning. General Flynn’s appointment as National Security Advisor had touched...
  • It's Time to Let the Crony Export-Import Bank Die

    11/16/2019 5:06:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | November 12, 2019 | Michael Lambert
    The Export-Import Bank – the poster child for corporate welfare – was due to expire at the end of September. But it has been given a temporary reprieve while congressional leaders plot to renew it on the sly by attaching it to a must-pass spending bill, meaning the bank will never get the scrutiny taxpayers deserve. Ex-Im subsidizes export transactions using sweetheart terms – including below-market-rate loans – that are backed by the American taxpayer. According to the bank’s website, the agency provides financing when “private sector lenders are unable or unwilling to” and “assumes credit and country risks that...
  • Nearly 80,000 immigrants approved for DACA have arrest records, USCIS report finds

    11/16/2019 4:14:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Nearly 80,000 immigrants approved for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shields those who came to the country illegally as minors from deportation, have an arrest record -- including arrests for violent or sexual offenses. The data released Saturday by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) shows only arrests or apprehensions for a criminal offense or an immigration-related civil offense and does not take into account whether there was a conviction, acquittal, dismissal or a lessening of charges. The report finds that of the nearly 889,000 applicants for the DACA program, 110,000 had arrest records. Of the...
  • Planned Parenthood Customer Shoved Elderly Pro-Life Woman So Hard Her Head Bounced Off the Pavement

    11/16/2019 2:17:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 13, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Massachusetts man is facing assault charges after he allegedly shoved an older pro-life woman to the ground outside a Planned Parenthood in April. A witness said the 76-year-old woman’s head bounced off the pavement when she was pushed on April 20 outside the Boston abortion facility, the Boston Herald reports. The woman said she suffered a concussion and other injuries as a result. Hartman Deetz, 42, of Brighton, later was charged with battery and assault on a person 60 years or older, according to the report. He was scheduled to appear in court this week. Police said Deetz escorted...
  • Coast Guard intercepts narco-sub with 5,000 pounds of cocaine worth $69M

    11/16/2019 2:10:28 PM PST · by familyop · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2019 | Robert Gearty
    "Boarding teams from the cutter deployed in interceptor boats and stopped the suspected smuggling vessel just before midnight,"..."The boarding teams took control of the vessel before the four suspected smugglers aboard could sink the craft using installed scuttling valves."
  • Shifty Schiff: Biggest Threat to Democracy 'Comes From a President Without an Ethical Compass'

    11/16/2019 2:03:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies ^ | November 16, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) told members of the California Democratic Party that "democracy in America" is being threatened "from within, from a president without an ethical compass," a clear swipe at President Donald Trump. It's hilarious that Adam Schiff, of all people, is going to make such a ridiculous statement. For one, America is a Republic, not a Democracy. That's history 101. But then again, look at who we're talking about. Schiff thinks Trump lacks an "ethical compass." That's rich coming from a guy who spent two years telling the country President Trump colluded with Russia. We...
  • Border Patrol agent shoots Russian citizen in Arizona desert

    11/16/2019 12:17:15 PM PST · by BeauBo · 38 replies
    Tucson Sentinel ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | Dylan Smith
    A Russian national was shot by a Border Patrol agent Thursday night in the Arizona desert near Lukeville, on the Mexican border southwest of Tucson. The individual, whose identity was not released by authorities, was taken to a Phoenix-area hospital... Lukeville is an unincorporated hamlet with a border crossing, and lies within the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in a rugged stretch of desert about 110 miles southwest of Tucson. The area has seen a large number of migrants crossing the border to turn themselves in to federal border agents and request asylum over the past year... The Trump administration...
  • Judge strikes down Florida law that has listed GOP candidates first on ballots for 20 years

    11/16/2019 11:03:41 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 15, 2019 | Steven Lemongello
    A federal court in Tallahassee struck down a Florida law that listed the governor’s party first on all ballots, which Democrats argued gave Republicans a significant advantage in a state where the two biggest races in 2018 were both within 0.4 percentage points. In his ruling, District Court Judge Mark Walker issued a permanent injunction against the law, stating it violates both the First and 14th amendments of the Constitution. “Florida’s ballot order statute is not neutral; instead, it affects Plaintiffs’ rights in a politically discriminatory way,” Walker wrote. “… It is difficult to imagine what other purpose it could...
  • What Is He Afraid Of? Adam Schiff Again Refuses to Allow Elise Stefanik to Ask Questions

    11/16/2019 9:29:01 AM PST · by rktman · 89 replies ^ | 11/15/2019 | Katie Pavlich
    During the second half of questioning at Friday's impeachment inquiry hearing on Capitol Hill, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff shut down questioning of former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch from Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. Schiff did so after Ranking Member Devin Nunes yielded his time to Stefanik. "The gentlewoman will suspend," Schiff asked. "What is the interruption for this time?" Stefanik asked. "This is the fifth time you've interrupted duly elected members of Congress." "You're gagging the gentle lady from New York?" Nunes asked. "Mr. Chair, we control the time. It's been customary in this Committee that whoever controls the...
  • Hospitals must now tell you their prices. This is “yuge.”

    11/16/2019 8:57:40 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 89 replies
    SHARYL ^ | November 16,2019 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    On my Sunday TV program Full Measure, I’ve done quite a bit of reporting on the capricious cost of medical services at hospitals and how hard it is to get pricing upfront. President Trump just instituted a new rule requiring hospitals to make that information available. This could be a game changer. As I reported the prices hospitals charge vary widely and often do not seem to correlate to anything in particular. Insurance and private payers may be radically overcharged. From my story comparing prices: One hospital in the Los Angeles area charged $400 for the knee MRI. But a...
  • Time to Subpoena Alexandra Chalupa

    11/16/2019 8:47:28 AM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Thanks to disgraced FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who told us in a text message that “POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing,” we know that President Obama was kept fully informed about the deep-state coup against President Trump. Liar and leaker James Clapper has thrown Obama under the bus by saying the plotters would not have proceeded without President Obama’s approval. In a CNN interview deep-state conspirator and perjurer James Clapper gave with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, he points his finger directly at Obama as leader of the coup against Donald Trump:
  • Attorney General Barr accuses the left of systemic 'sabotage' of Trump administration

    11/16/2019 8:21:42 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 136 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2019 | Paulina Dedaj
    Attorney General Bill Barr accused congressional Democrats Friday of “using every tool” to “sabotage” the Trump administration by setting a “dangerous” precedent in implying that the government is illegitimate. During a speech at the Federalist Society’s dinner in Washington, Barr took aim at the “resistance,” accusing liberal lawmakers of attacking the very foundations of the Constitution.“I deeply admire the American presidency as a political and constitutional institution,” he began. “Unfortunately over the past several decades, we have seen a steady encroachment on executive authority by the other branches of the government.”
  • Bolton contacted whistleblower prior to filing complaint, suggesting an attempted coup

    11/16/2019 8:16:43 AM PST · by LibertyWoman · 142 replies
    The Buffalo Chronicle ^ | September 26, 2019 | Staff
    In the hours after National Security Advisor John Bolton was fired by President Donald Trump on September 10th, he immediately began calling longtime political operatives in Washington, DC, sources tell The Chronicle. Many of those calls were made to Democrats and many of them in the national security establishment. ... “It’s go time,” he began those conversations, multiple sources tell The Chronicle, as if to suggest that Bolton’s patience with the President had worn thin, and even implying later in more than one conversation that a faction of neo-conservatives at the Central Intelligence Agency was ready to remove the President...
  • FLASHBACK: President Barack Obama Fired All George W. Bush-Appointed Ambassadors in 2008

    11/16/2019 8:14:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies ^ | Nov. 15, 2019 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Former United States ambassador Marie Yovanovitch testified Friday about her dismay upon being fired by President Donald Trump, but it’s actually quite common for presidents to do so after taking office. The State Department issued a December 2008 notice to Bush-appointed ambassadors to submit their resignations, effective when President Barack Obama took office in 2009, according to the Washington Post. A State Department official told Agence France Presse at the time that demanding all previously appointed ambassadors resign was routine.
  • Google exercises more direct control over search results than it has admitted, report claims

    11/16/2019 6:21:19 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | 16 November 2019 | Lauren Feiner
    Google has changed its search algorithm to alter search results in ways it has publicly denied in the past, a new investigation from The Wall Street Journal finds. The report could add fuel to conservatives’ claims of bias and censorship by Google based on how it determines what content surfaces in its search engine and on its video platform, YouTube. CNBC reports Thursday that the 50 state attorneys general probing Google are planning to expand their investigation into Google’s search and Android businesses.
  • Classes move to Vienna as Hungary makes rare decision to oust university

    11/16/2019 6:03:35 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 26 replies
    But the Hungarian government has revoked CEU’s ability to issue US-accredited degrees in the country, leading to the exodus to Vienna. The university fell victim to a sustained campaign against Soros by Hungary’s far-right prime minister, Viktor Orbán, who has painted the Hungarian-born Soros as the mastermind of a plan to destroy Europe with liberal values and increased migration. “There’s no other university in Europe or the US that has been forced out on the political whim of a leader,” said CEU’s rector, Michael Ignatieff, in an interview prior to the ceremony. He said the lack of support from Donald...