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  • How Melania Trump Stacks Up So Far To Michelle Obama (double bag hurl alert)

    06/22/2017 3:07:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 74 replies
    News One ^ | Written By China Dickerson
    Both Melania Trump and Michelle Obama had modest upbringings: one is White, born in Yugoslavia. The other is Black, raised on the South Side of Chicago. When Melania married Donald Trump in 2005, he was already a real estate magnate. When Michelle married Barack Obama in 1992, he had just become a law school professor. Both Trump and Obama went on to become president of the United States, and both women who hail from different walks of life, found themselves thrust in the job of first lady. So who has worn the FLOTUS title best? I submit, Michelle, 53. Not...
  • Independent Report Casts Doubt on Police Theory of Seth Rich Murder

    06/22/2017 7:59:54 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jun 2017 | Colin Madine
    The report of initial findings by a volunteer group investigating the Seth Rich murder states that “Seth’s death does not appear to be a random homicide” and that “Seth’s death does not appear to be a robbery gone bad.” The report was released Tuesday by the Profiling Project, which describes itself as “an all-volunteer group of current and former George Washington University forensic psychology graduate students and instructors.” The report is based on a three-month investigation undertaken by the Profiling Project in an effort “to aid the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police (MPD) utilizing forensic psychology skills and tools in hopes of...
  • Lawsuit: Police Laughed While Rectally Probing Inauguration Mass-Arrest Group, Didn't Change Gloves

    06/22/2017 7:17:42 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 35 replies
    A lawsuit filed Wednesday says invasive and unnecessary rectal exams followed the mass arrest of 235 people during President Donald Trump’s inauguration in the nation's capital. At least five people were rectally probed, the lawsuit says. And the number of demonstrators, journalists and legal advisers forced to remove their pants for the procedure may be much higher, says Scott Michelman, senior staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia. “I think part of the reason this hasn’t come out more is that people are reluctant to talk about it,” says Michelman, who is representing the...
  • No, White Friend — You Weren't "Embarrassed" by Barack Obama (keep barf bag close at hand)

    06/20/2017 8:45:51 AM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Pop Sugar ^ | June 20 2017 | by John Pavlovitz
    I remember the day after the 2016 Election, a friend of mine who happens to be white, remarked on social media that he "finally wasn't embarrassed of America and our President." I sprained my eyes rolling them and they have never fully recovered. Since then I've heard this sentiment echoed by more white folks than I can count, especially in recent months; supposed relief at once again having a leader who instills pride. I don't have the time to ask each of the individually, I'll ask here: So, you were embarrassed for the past 8 years, huh? Really? What exactly...
  • Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Free Speech

    06/19/2017 1:20:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 19, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, the Supreme Court has handed down a decision that’s gonna have some ramifications. They have ruled for, in favor of an Asian-American rock band that calls themselves The Slants. Snerdley, you’re a big music guy. Have you ever heard of The Slants, Asian-American rock band called The Slants? I never have. You have heard of them? You like their music? Ohhh, but you’ve not heard their music, you never heard of ’em ’til the story hit? All right. Well, get this. In a win for Asian-American rock band The Slants — and this has got possible ramifications, good...
  • Congressman to push bill that lets lawmakers carry guns

    06/19/2017 11:03:55 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 44 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 6/18/17 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — A Republican congressman who survived the horrific baseball shooting will offer legislation this week to allow lawmakers to carry guns throughout the nation’s capital. “I’m going to be introducing legislation this week … to allow congressmen to carry a sidearm, should they so desire,” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” Members of Congress are “high-profile targets, but we have absolutely no way to defend ourselves because of Washington, DC’s rather restrictive gun laws.”
  • Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

    06/19/2017 8:02:07 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 129 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | June 19, 2017 10:35 am | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. The justices ruled that the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes free speech rights. The ruling is a victory for the Asian-American rock band called the Slants, but the case was closely watched for the impact it would have on the separate dispute involving the Washington football team. Slants founder Simon Tam tried to trademark the band name in 2011, but the...
  • President Trump Wows Activists & Students @ Road to Majority conference

    06/19/2017 8:42:36 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2017 | Leonard Robinson
    The Faith and Freedom Coalition kicked off its Road to Majority conference in Washington, DC on June 8. The highly-anticipated conference for people of faith and conservative activists included such high profile speakers as President Donald Trump. Dr. Ralph Reed, founder and President of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, which organized the event, introduced President Trump as “my friend, our friend, the President of the United States, President Donald Trump” causing the crowd to give the chief executive a sweeping standing ovation. The President was nonetheless at home with his people. After all, according to Reed, not only has Donald...
  • Even If Comey Quoted Trump Accurately, That Would Not Be Obstruction of the Flynn Investigation

    06/15/2017 1:37:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 15, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: To the next little expose here of the Washington Post story: “Special Counsel Investigating Trump for Possible Obstruction of Justice, Officials Say.” There are four writers on this story. By the way, have you noticed that in all of these Trump stories — New York Times, Washington Post — at least three or four writers? Why do you think that is? Well, it’s obviously to provide cover. Hard to go after four people. It’s obviously to provide all of them cover. What do you need four people to report a leak? A leak that obviously came from Mueller’s staff....
  • "its ALL trump's FAULT" Nancy Pelosi comments...

    06/15/2017 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Casonvids ^ | 15/6/17
    ...All Trump's Fault...
  • A Who’s Who List of Agencies Guarding the Powerful

    06/14/2017 1:16:40 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 8 replies
    The New York TImes ^ | April 12, 2017 | Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON — In a city obsessed with the trappings of power, they are the ultimate status symbol: the wire-wearing, black S.U.V.-driving protective crews that come with high-level government service. So when it came to light last week that the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, had ordered the United States Marshals Service to extend a full protective detail to Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, for as much as $1 million a month, many people began to wonder about the protective pecking order in the Trump era. The answer, given the nature of the job, is difficult to know. Security forces are loath...
  • Gunman targeted congressional baseball practice 'to kill as many Republican members as possible'

    06/14/2017 7:26:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 06-14-2017 9:12 a.m. ET | Becca Stanek
    Shortly after the shooting Wednesday morning at a congressional baseball practice, Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) told NBC News that it appeared the "gunman was there to kill as many Republican members as possible." Walker, who was at the practice for the upcoming annual congressional baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, confirmed he was "shaken but okay." Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) recounted an "odd" encounter he had as he was leaving the field just minutes before the shooting: "There was a guy that walked up to us that was asking whether it was Republicans or Democrats out there, and it was just...
  • UNDER ATTACK: House Majority Whip Scalise And His Staff Have Been Shot

    06/14/2017 5:50:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 169 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Republican Congressman and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot early Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia while practicing for the Congressional baseball game at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park. Scalise was shot in the hip and is reportedly in stable condition. His staffers and two Capitol Police officers were also shot. At least five people were hit. "He was dragging his body from second base to the infield to get away fro the shooter," Rep. Mo Brooks, who was at the scene and applied a tourniquet to Scalise, described to CNN. "My adrenaline is raging. It's never easy when everyone around...
  • Steve Scalise shot in Virginia, aide also hit

    06/14/2017 5:09:28 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/4/2017
    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and at least one other aide was also hit in the chest by a gunman with a rifle who opened fire at a baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning, Fox News confirmed. Police tweeted they "believed" the gunman was in custody. Sen. Mike Lee told Fox News, however, the gunman was dead. He said a staffer used a belt as a tourniquet to stop Scalise's bleeding. Display nothing; This is on Publish with no configured Image The shots were reported on East Monroe Street in Del Ray, Alexandria police said...
  • Black Pride Shuts Down Gay Pride at DC March (VIDEO)

    06/13/2017 2:40:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 11, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Thousands of people came out for the annual gay pride parade, waving rainbow flags on Saturday. The parade was stopped dead in its tracks by Black Lives Matter activists.
  • D.C., Maryland announce they're suing Trump over foreign payments to his business

    06/12/2017 10:23:46 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 12, 2017 | Rebbeca Shabad
    Attorneys general for Washington, D.C. and Maryland announced they're suing President Trump for accepting millions in payments from foreign governments which they say is "flagrantly violating" the Constitution's anti-corruption laws. "Never in the history of this country have we had a president with these kinds of extensive business entanglements, or a president who refused to adequately distance themselves from their holdings," said D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine in a news conference on Monday. "President Trump's business and his dealings violate the constitution's anti-corruption provisions." The lawsuit was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland,...
  • US attorneys general to file lawsuit against Trump over foreign payments, reports say

    06/12/2017 4:11:33 AM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12, 2017
    The attorneys general of Maryland and Washington D.C. reportedly plan to file a lawsuit Monday against President Trump alleging that foreign payments to his businesses violate the Constitution. A similar lawsuit was filed in January, but the case from two Democratic attorneys general may stand a better chance in court because it is the first brought by government entities, according to Reuters. The attorneys allege Trump violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause. . . . The attorneys said that if the lawsuit is able to proceed it could force Trump to hand over his personal tax returns in an effort to...
  • 'Looking forward to the memories we'll make in our new home!': Melania and Barron move int

    06/12/2017 7:14:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6/12/17 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Full Title.......................'Looking forward to the memories we'll make in our new home!': Melania and Barron move into the White House as the Trumps welcome First Lady's parents in time for Donald's 71st birthday...................After spending a weekend golfing in New Jersey, the first family arrived back in Washington, DC, with Melania Trump's parents in tow as the First Lady and her 11-year-old son settle down in the White House full-time - and just in time for the president's birthday. Melania and Donald Trump's son, Barron Trump, finally joined the president at the White House ahead of his 71st birthday on Wednesday....
  • D.C. Spending $20,000 to Paint LGBTQ Murals on Storm Drains

    06/10/2017 6:22:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/10/17 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The District of Columbia is spending $20,000 to pay artists to paint environmentally friendly, pro-LGBTQ murals on storm drains.Mayor Muriel Bowser unveiled a "rainbow-colored crosswalk" on Friday to promote gay pride parades that are taking place in the city this weekend. Bowser announced storm drains would also be painted by local artists to "celebrate the LGBTQ identity" and the environment."We are installing these temporary crosswalks as a symbol of Washington, D.C.'s inclusivity and LGBTQ pride," Bowser said. "For many years, Washington, D.C., has been a leader on LGBTQ rights, and my administration will continue pushing forward to protect and defend...
  • Trump's Pentagon filling top jobs after slow start

    06/10/2017 1:53:57 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 10, 2017, 12:01 AM | Jamie McIntyre
    For months after President Trump's inauguration, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was the only Senate-confirmed appointee from the new administration at the Pentagon. But after a slow start, Trump's Pentagon says key positions, including dozens of jobs that don't require congressional confirmation, are being filled. "It's moving. It's definitely moving much faster than it was," said Dana White, assistant to the secretary for public affairs. "We've got a nice rhythm going now, we've got at least two-thirds of the Senate-appointed [positions] at least identified, or in process."