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  • Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

    12/14/2018 6:17:15 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/14/18
    (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in Texas ruled on Friday that the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of 20 states that a change in tax law last year eliminating a penalty for not having health insurance invalidates the entire Obamacare law. O'Connor's decision is likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: The Coasters ~ 15 December 2018

    12/14/2018 6:02:31 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 8 replies
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  • Media Blackout After Trump Launches Urban Council To Invest $100 Billion in Black Communities

    12/14/2018 4:48:13 PM PST · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 12/14/2018 | Cillian Zeal
    It’s been a busy few weeks in media land, what with Michael Cohen’s sentencing and talk about whether Donald Trump will be impeached, or Michael Flynn’s sentencing and talk about whether Donald Trump will be impeached, or Jamal Khashoggi’s death and how that relates to whether Donald Trump will be impeached.(snip) That being said, this doesn’t give the media a pass on reporting other aspects of the Trump presidency — particularly those that might paint it in a favorable light. For instance, you basically had to actively search to find any mention of the Opportunity and Revitalization Council, a $100...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Trump Admin 'Blaming the Victim' After Child of Illegal Dies

    12/14/2018 4:56:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | December 14, 2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's Andrea Mitchell Reports, host Mitchell asserted that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was "blaming the victim" when she correctly warned that it is very dangerous to cross the desert illegally in reaction to recent news of a child dying of dehydration after her father crossed the desert illegally from Mexico. Correspondent Jacob Soboroff suggested that the Trump administration is "forcing" illegals to cross under dangerous circumstances through the desert because of long wait times at legal ports of entry. And, in the segment that lasted eight minutes, no one got around to clarifying that the number of detainees...
  • How The New NAFTA Trade Deal Lets Big Tech Squelch Conservative Speech

    12/14/2018 4:51:34 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 5 replies ^ | DECEMBER 13, 2018 | By Jeremy Carl
    Big Tech lobbyists orchestrated the quiet insertion of a seemingly innocuous provision into the deal that will allow them to silence conservative voices. ...Unfortunately, an obscure article in one provision of the agreement only serves the interests of the largest tech monopolies by granting them special privilege to censor conservatives. ...Big Tech lobbyists orchestrated the quiet insertion of a seemingly innocuous provision (Article 19.17) into the deal that is based on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Section 230, much beloved by big tech, and an essential building block of their monopolistic dominance, holds that platforms like Facebook cannot...
  • Christian Couple Adopts 5 Siblings to Keep Them Together: “We Said ‘Lord, What Can We Do?’”

    12/14/2018 4:11:11 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Life ^ | December 14, 2018 | MICAIAH BILGER
    A Washington, D.C. couple was beginning to enjoy life as empty nesters when they learned of a family crisis. Five siblings, all ages 10 and under, needed a home. Tyrone and Karen Mack prayed, “Lord, what can we do?” and then agreed to adopt them all, Live Action News reports. Now, the 55-year-olds are parents to young children once again. The five siblings plus the couple’s six grown children make the Macks parents of 11. “… we decided to take all the kids and keep them together. I guess that’s what God wanted us to do,” Karen told the Washington...
  • Breaking Down the Rat’s ABC Interview and Trump’s Deal with Pecker

    12/14/2018 3:37:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush ^ | December 14, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: “Donald Trump was the third person in the room in August 2015 when his lawyer Michael Cohen and … Pecker discussed ways Pecker could help counter negative stories about Trump’s relationships with women…” Trump’s relationships with women? “It’s impeachable, Mr. Limbaugh! It’s criminal. We’re on the verge…” It is? “According to documents supplied by the SDNY, Trump and Cohen had a meeting one year before,” not 2015. It was August of 2014 they met “to discuss this arrangement.” Again, the memorandum from the Southern District of New York says, “In August 2014, Chairman [Pecker] had met with Cohen and...
  • EU’s Juncker takes aim at Hungary’s Orbán over fake news

    12/14/2018 3:19:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 14, 2018 9:57 AM | Alissa de Carbonnel, Gabriela Baczynska
    European Union leaders on Friday backed a plan to tackle fake news on the internet and the bloc’s chief executive rounded on one of the EU chiefs, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, as one of the main culprits in spreading disinformation. The EU plan endorsed by the bloc’s 28 national leaders is largely aimed at guarding against what the United States, NATO and the EU say are Russian attempts to undermine Western democracies. But European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the bloc should also look within its own ranks in its fight against disinformation and he zeroed in on Orbán...
  • We Are Where I Warned You We Would Be

    12/14/2018 2:49:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush ^ | December 14, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: And here we are, right here in the EIB Network, Rush Limbaugh, the nation turns wary and concerned eyes to this program for answers and reassurance. And I say that because I’m getting emails from people: Rush, it all seems like it’s falling apart. What can you tell us? JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it’s Open Line Friday! RUSH: What I can tell you is — and I’m gonna go back and do it — that I predicted all this. And I’m not making this about me. Don’t misunderstand. I know a lot of hosts try...
  • How Many Votes Would Hillary Have Lost If We Knew What the Hell She Was Doing?

    12/14/2018 2:27:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | December 14, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know this question, “How many votes would Trump have lost if people had known about the payments to these women?” They already knew about the Access Hollywood video. So, arguably, it wouldn’t have mattered. How many votes would Hillary Clinton have lost if it had been known that she paid for the Trump dossier? How many votes would Hillary Clinton have lost if it had been known that the entire Russian collusion story was a hoax that was perpetrated by an FBI and a DOJ which had implanted spies in the Trump campaign? How many votes do you...
  • French generals accuse Macron of treason over UN Migration Compact

    12/14/2018 2:02:04 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    Free West Media ^ | Published: December 14, 2018
    Ten generals signed the open letter written by General Antoine Martinez. The signatories include top level figures, such as an admiral, a colonel, as well as the former French Minister of Defense Charles Millon. They are from the network of the Volontaires pour la France (VPF) The generals warned Macron that the deal will mean less sovereignty for France, providing yet another reason for “an already battered people” to “revolt”. They accuse Macron of being “guilty of a denial of democracy or treason against the nation” for signing the Compact without allowing a public debate on the issue, or consulting...
  • Is Your Washroom Breeding Bolsheviks? (Vanity)

    12/14/2018 1:14:46 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 20 replies
    Scott PPWE Company ^ | 12/14/18 | Scott Paper Company
    Spotted in the Men's washroom at Buck's Restaurant, Woodside, CA.
  • 'The Conners' gets expanded second season at ABC: report

    12/14/2018 12:58:01 PM PST · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva | Deadline
    Continuing the story of the Conner family without its matriarch was a risky proposition, and, thankfully for ABC, it worked. Spinoff series "The Conners" has done well and, not surprisingly, ABC would like a second installment. I hear negotiations are underway with the core cast for a 13-episode Season 2. That would be up from the 11 episodes in its current first season and the 9 for the lone season of the "Roseanne" revival. The cast of "The Conners" is led by "Roseanne" alums including Sara Gilbert, who also serves as an executive producer, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, and Lecy...
  • Californians are asking Google, 'Should I move out?'

    12/14/2018 12:43:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 14, 2018 | By Amy Graff,
    Of all the possible "should I?" questions, the one Californians are typing into the Google search engine the most is "Should I move out?" This probably isn't surprising when you consider all your friends who are priced out of California's sky-high housing market and constantly talking about moving to Oregon, where they can buy a sweet bungalow in Portland for $300,000. (Admit it, you have thought about this too.) Using Google Trends data, AT&T's All Home Connections identified the most popular "Should I?" questions each state Googled in 2018 - and the results are fascinating, and at times hilarious. Texans...
  • A million dollar traffic stop will help Hurricane Michael recovery [Gulf County, Panama City area]

    12/14/2018 12:10:31 PM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | Posted Dec 13, 2018 at 4:43 PM Updated Dec 13, 2018 at 4:47 PM GCSO deputies repo | By ZACK McDONALD
    GCSO deputies reported a traffic stop at about midnight Wednesday on Brian Setterich Road resulted in the recovery of almost half a million dollars in U.S. currency, more than 34,000 oxycodone pills and a variety of cocaine, heroin and marijuana. WEWAHITCKA — A late night traffic stop ended with Gulf County Sheriff’s Office deputies making a historic drug bust – seizing more than a million dollars in cash and narcotics – that could go toward storm recovery, officials reported. Storm Cinque Sims, 29, of Callaway, was arrested in connection with the incident. GCSO deputies reported a traffic stop at about...
  • Yellow vests shutdown Tower Bridge as protest rages on (UK Brexit)

    12/14/2018 12:05:01 PM PST · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 12/14/2018 | Jamie Micklethwaite
    THE yellow vest protests which caused havoc in Paris have hit the UK with London Bridge at a complete standstill. The group of yellow vest protesters, believed to be pro-Brexit, completely blocked Westminster Bridge. The group have now moved down the river and blocked traffic at Tower Bridge, causing havoc in the capital. They are seen on Facebook Live chanting: "What do we want? Brexit. "When do we want it? Now?"
  • Emerson College Poll: Trump Gets Best Job-Approval Numbers Since February 2017

    12/14/2018 11:59:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/14/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    You’d never know it from news coverage — or from last month’s midterms — but the electorate has warmed up to Donald Trump. An Emerson College poll shows the president getting his best job approval ratings since near the beginning of his presidency. That doesn’t make them good, but it’s going in the right direction: The last Emerson poll of 2018 finds President Trump’s job disapproval rating fell below 50% for the first time this year, with approval at 43% and disapproval at 47% on his job performance. These are the strongest job numbers for the President in an...
  • How to Lease a Car in 7 Steps and When Leasing Is a Good Idea

    12/14/2018 11:44:59 AM PST · by rintintin · 34 replies ^ | Dec 11 2018 | Brian O'Connell
    Knowing how to lease a car is important - that knowledge will get you the best deal at the best price. But just as important is knowing when the time is right to lease a car, truck or SUV. That's right - timing can be everything in a vehicle leasing deal. If you can get both the knowledge and the timing down pat, chances are you'll walk away with a great auto lease deal. The fact is that most consumers have little idea how leasing really works, what some of the hidden costs are, or how to land the best...
  • Bolton unveils Trump's strategy for Africa

    12/14/2018 11:33:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | December 14, 2018 | Staff
    US national security adviser John Bolton unveiled President Trump's strategy for Africa, outlining a plan that he said focuses heavily on countering China and Russia's expanding influence across the region....
  • CBS Corporation to donate $20 million to Time's Up and 17 other groups after Les Moonves ouster

    12/14/2018 11:26:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | December 14, 2018 | by Kate Smith
    Time's Up Legal Defense Fund and Time's Up Entertainment are among the 18 recipients of a $20 million donation from CBS Corporation, an amount determined when Leslie Moonves was pushed out as CEO over sexual misconduct allegations, according to a press release issued Friday. The money was earmarked for groups focused on "eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace." The funds will be distributed within 60 days of execution of the agreement, according to a person familiar with the arrangement. The amount each group will receive was based on their proposal and "capacity to absorb funds relative to their annual budgets."...