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  • PBS 'Frontline' Director Wrongly Claims 7-Year Navy Vet Steve Bannon Had Zero Military Experience

    05/24/2017 2:27:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 24, 2017 | Tim Graham
    On Tuesday night, the leftish PBS documentary series Frontline aired a documentary titled “Bannon’s War” which seemed awfully reminscent of their anti-Cheney documentary suggestively titled “The Dark Side.” If you’re not a liberal PBS fanatic, it was another boring and predictable slog, attacking Bannon and Trump with lots of black and white photos and scary-sounding orchestral music. It was more eye-opening to see the Frontline director and writer Michael Kirk appearing on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to promote his anti-Bannon film on Tuesday morning, where made a flat-out false statement about Bannon’s resume, saying “He’d never been in the military.” What?...
  • MSNBC beats Fox News and CNN in ratings for the first time

    05/24/2017 2:25:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 05/23/2017 | Don Kaplan
    MSNBC finally overtook Fox News Channel and left CNN in the dust. Officials at the once third place cable news network were crowing Monday about winning last weeks primetime ratings race for the first time. Led by Rachel Maddow, the left-skewing primetime schedule beat Foxs revamped Bill OReilly-less lineup for the first time, a humiliating loss for Tucker Carlson, The Five and Sean Hannity, according to the latest Nielsen numbers. For the week, Monday through Friday when people are paying the most attention to the big name TV hosts who go head-to-head on cable news, MSNBC won across the...
  • Estimated 23 million would lose health insurance under Republican bill: CBO

    05/24/2017 2:20:58 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 24, 2017 | Yasmeen Abutaleb
    WASHINGTON - An estimated 23 million people would lose health coverage by 2026 under Republican legislation aimed at repealing Obamacare, a nonpartisan congressional agency said on Wednesday in the first calculation of the new bill's potential impact. The report from the Congressional Budget Office also said federal deficits would fall by $119 billion between 2017 and 2026 under the bill, which was approved this month by the Republican-dominated House of Representatives. The CBO score raises the stakes for Republican senators now working on their own version of the legislation. House Republicans came under sharp criticism for passing the bill before...
  • Best Buds Mueller and Comey Target Trump

    05/24/2017 1:50:42 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    New Zeal Blog ^ | 5/23/17 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Washington Post, a mouthpiece for Obama holdovers in the CIA and other agencies, reports that sources say a current White House official is under investigation as a significant person of interest in Russia-gate, but that the sources would not further identify the official. This is a case of anonymous officials talking about an anonymous official. Interestingly, the term person of interest was used by the FBI against scientist Steven Hatfill in the post-9/11anthrax letters case. He was totally innocent and the Department of Justice paid him $5.8 million in damages. After dismissing Hatfill and several others as suspects, the...
  • Despicable Republicans Join Democrats to Blast Trump Budget

    05/24/2017 1:46:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 24, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I mean, yeah, the Democrats are doing what theyre doing, and its undeniable. But Trumps budget. This is absurd. This is outrageous. McCain and Lindsey Graham pronouncing it dead on arrival before it shows up. The media you wouldnt believe the media is accusing Trump of outright indecency by suggesting economic growth of 3%, such a thing is not possible. Its irresponsible to make people think that it is. That Trumps budgets gonna kill people with all these cuts. There arent any cuts in the Trump budget. As always, all there are is reductions in the rate...
  • Poll: Majority says mainstream media publishes fake news

    05/24/2017 1:39:44 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/24/17 | Jonathon Easley
    Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the mainstream press is full of fake news, a sentiment that is held by a majority of voters across the ideological spectrum. According to data from the latest Harvard-Harris poll, which was provided exclusively to The Hill, 65 percent of voters believe there is a lot of fake news in the mainstream media. That number includes 80 percent of Republicans, 60 percent of independents and 53 percent of Democrats. Eighty-four percent of voters said it is hard to know what news to believe online. Much of the media is now just another part of the...
  • 16-Year-Old Commits Suicide After School Cop Threatens Him with Child Porn Charges

    05/24/2017 1:06:36 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 76 replies
    reason.com ^ | May. 24, 2017 9:25 am | Robby Soave
    It took school and police officials just a few minutes to extinguish 16-year-old Corey Walgren's promising future. All they did was utter two words: child pornography. Corey, a junior at Naperville North High School in Naperville, Illinois, was a perfectly normal, social, good-looking 16-year-old. He was an honor roll student with dreams of attending a Big Ten college. He had typical interests for a teenager boy: hockey, fishing, and, yes, girls. Corey committed suicide in January, just hours after a school resource officer confronted him about an alleged illegal item on his cell phonea recording of Corey having sex with...
  • The Big News Everyone Missed: Brennan Acknowledged They Were Spying on the Trump Campaign

    05/24/2017 12:50:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 24, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I was thinking last night: If only we had Barack Obama or John Brennan around to call up these guys and warn them about the consequences of meddling in elections. Obama said he told Putin to cut it out and Brennan said yesterday that he told the Russians to stop it. Meddling in our elections. Too bad these guys have never called terrorists and told them to stop meddling in elections, because thats who really is meddling in elections in the U.K. and in France. And there is far more evidence of ISIS doing election meddling than there is...
  • Philippines terror: Americans warned after church hostage-taking, policeman beheaded

    05/24/2017 12:46:31 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2017 | Fox News
    The United States Embassy issued a warning to U.S. citizens in a southern Philippine city on Wednesday after terrorists linked to the Islamic State swept through the region, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of ISIS, officials said. The embassy suspended mission personnel travel to Mindanao as they analyzed the chaos that has left at least 21 people dead. "While the U.S. Embassy has no information that the events in Marawi City represent a direct threat to U.S. citizens or U.S. interests in the Philippines, we encourage U.S....
  • Media Matters Targets Sean Hannitys Advertisers In Attempt To Stop Seth Rich Investigation

    05/24/2017 12:42:21 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 28 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 24, 2017 | Lucian Wintrich
    It has been revealed by Kim Dotcom that Seth Rich was the actor behind the DNC leaks, that after he was murdered the D.C. police never requested surveillance footage or bothered fully investigating the case, that top aids and Hillary Clinton fear a full investigation into Richs murder, and that former DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile attempted to stop the private investigator handling the murder. Seth Richs family has demanded that the police release details, that they are refusing to comply with. Now, we have a full-scale media cover-up in the works complete with progressive propaganda outlets like George Soros funded...
  • A Civilization Devoid of Critical Thinking Cannot Defeat Islamic Terrorism

    05/24/2017 12:31:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 24, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Back in April, an ISIS supporter attack in Paris, Champs-Elysees, a couple weeks before the French elections by the way, have you heard what they have done in Paris? I dont know if this is the mayor or if its this new president. Do you know what they did? This is a sign, folks. This is a comforting sign to show you how tough the French are in this fight against terrorism. You know what theyve done? Theyve turned off the lights in the Eiffel Tower at midnight. You know how that is bound to frighten the terrorists?...
  • Strong Enough

    05/24/2017 12:08:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 24, 2017 | David Prentice
    Did anyone realize the onslaught that a Democratic loss would bring? Did anyone predict just how juvenile and inane the Democratic base would be? Did anyone understand the petulance and nastiness Democratic officials would display? Did anyone predict how hyperbolic and crazy the leftist media would become? It is disconcerting how many have become so unhinged over the past years. Even so, its not possible to have guessed just how extreme and hyperbolic the left would become. Championing resistance as if they were in a revolutionary cadre in a South American country was not expected. Acting like whining toddlers en...
  • On the Meaning of 'Resistance'

    05/24/2017 12:02:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 24, 2017 | Amy Contrada
    Its galling to hear Leftists now proclaiming they are the "resistance." Sorry, guys, but I became a member of the true resistance long ago. My engagement was partly due to where I lived -- in Massachusetts, where LGBT brainwashing in the schools and "same-sex marriage" happened first, and pro-life sidewalk counselors are treated as criminals. We really had something to resist there: tyrannical government at the state and local level. The heavy hand was felt not only on education and social issues, but on material issues such as the state defying electorally mandated taxation limits. But what exactly are the...
  • A solemn Sophie Wessex observes a minutes silence for the victims of the Manchester terror attack

    05/24/2017 11:47:22 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2017 | Unity Blott
    The Countess of Wessex looked solemn as she observed a minute's silence for victims of last night's Manchester Arena bombing. Sophie, 52, was at the London Stock Exchange this morning for the Market Open Ceremony where the group took part in a tribute for victims of the attack that has so far claimed 22 lives. The mother-of-two, who is Chair of the Women's Network Forum, also took part in a discussion about gender equality with Unilever's Paul Polman and businesswoman Alison Kay.
  • President Trump's Trailblazing Pro-Israel Actions

    05/24/2017 11:29:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 24, 2017 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    Many were waiting for President Trumps trip to Israel to decide whether Mr. Trumps pledges of friendship and support for Israel were as real today as what had been enunciated during his presidential campaign. Some had suggested that Mr. Trump had been deep-stated by those within the establishment who were ambivalent regarding the important alliance between our country and Israel. The results are in. During the last three days, Mr. Trump has made trailblazing and unprecedented gestures before the entire world demonstrating an unequivocal bond and affection for the Jewish people and for the Jewish State. In his visit to...
  • Taiwan's top court rules in favour of same-sex marriage

    05/24/2017 11:27:08 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/24/17
    Taiwan's top judges have ruled in favour of gay marriage, paving the way for it to become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions. The highest court ruled that current laws preventing members of the same sex from marrying violated their right to equality and were unconstitutional. It gave parliament two years to amend existing laws or pass new ones. Wednesday's landmark decision came as the LGBT community faces increasing persecution in the region. In a press release following the ruling, the court said that "disallowing two persons of the same sex to marry, for the sake of...
  • Blue whales evolved into giants when climate change turned them into binge eaters

    05/24/2017 11:12:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    The Sun ^ | May 24, 2017 | By Jasper Hamill
    BLUE whales and other underwater leviathans became giants when climate change introduced them to binge-eating, research has shown. At more than 100ft long, the blue whale is the largest vertebrate animal that has ever lived. The reason for the size expansion of the blue whale and other baleen whales was food, the researchers believe. Dr Graham Slater, a member of the US team from the University of Chicago, said: We might imagine that whales just gradually got bigger over time, as if by chance, and perhaps that could explain how these whales became so massive. But our analyses show that...
  • Farewell to OPEC

    05/24/2017 11:12:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 24,2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Maybe the fly on the wall knows, because nothing was leaked to the New York Times or Washington Post, but one of the topics that may have come up in meetings between American and Saudi officials during President Trumps historic visit is the energy revolution unleashed by President Trump that is sure to make the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries an energy relic. Through regulation repeal and executive orders and the changing of the guard at the Environmental Protection Energy, Trump has made fossil fuels great again with expanded shale oil and natural gas production for both domestic consumption and...
  • Approaching Memorial Day

    05/24/2017 11:05:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2017 | Jonathan Feldstein
    As we approach Memorial Day in the US, its appropriate to think for a minute about what that really means. Sadly, Memorial Day is something about which the US could learn a lot from Israel where the juxtaposition of Memorial Day observance is vivid. This year, you can be part of a healing process that involves both remembering, and creating new memories. While the US does hold numerous Memorial Day observances, its really seen as the start of the summer, a long holiday weekend, and a day on which people shop Memorial Day Sales. Its even common to hear store...
  • Cut The Crap - Islamic Terrorism

    05/24/2017 10:58:30 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 25 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | May 25, 2017 | Karl Denninger
    Cut The Crap -- Islamic Terrorism There is this ugly and pervasive "political" view that Islamic Terrorism is some "new thing." It usually comes with some line of crap about how we've "created" these monsters by invading their nations and displacing "their" people, and that "we" (the western world generally) are responsible. This is a bald lie. Islamic terrorism dates back centuries. It was a problem in the form of piracy and slavery in the early days of our Republic -- long before we had a military that could invade anything. The "big lie" is proved again in the present...