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  • The Covington Students Might as Well Have Just Spit on the Cross (TDS Alert)

    01/21/2019 3:07:52 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | January 20, 2019 | Nicholas Frankovich
    It appears that most of the teenagers in this video are from a Catholic high school near Covington, Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. They mock a serious, frail-looking older man and gloat in their momentary role as Roman soldiers to his Christ. “Bullying” is a worn-out word and doesn’t convey the full extent of the evil on display here. For some of us, the gospel stories of Jesus’s passion and death are so familiar we no longer hear them. The evangelists are terse in their descriptions of the humiliations heaped on Jesus in the final hours before his...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Anti-Semitism in White House

    01/21/2019 9:45:54 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 79 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/19 | Marcy Oster
    New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the Jewish community needs to be protected against its concerns about anti-Semitism coming from the White House. In an interview with CNN’s Jason Carroll on Saturday from the march sponsored by the Women’s March Alliance Ocasio-Cortez responded to a question about what she would say to those who have concerns about anti-Semitism within the national Women’s March group. “I think that concerns of anti-Semitism with the current administration in the White House are absolutely valid and we need to make sure that we are protecting the Jewish community and all those that feel...
  • ‘Save The Dreamers’: WaPo Implores Democrats To Take Trump’s Wall Deal

    01/20/2019 4:44:14 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/20/2019 | Chris White
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and congressional Democrats are losing one big voice in their opposition to President Donald Trump’s push for a border wall: The Washington Post’s editorial board. WaPo noted in a Sunday editorial reasons why Pelosi should rebuke the president’s most recent offer to temporarily extend protections for the so-called Dreamers. But the paper eventually explained that taking the deal would ultimately help those who came here through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
  • INTERVIEW: Parents and Students From Covington Catholic Demand Apology From Diocese

    01/20/2019 4:32:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/20/19 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A mother of a child who appeared in the viral video of students from Covington Catholic High School being confronted by Nathan Phillips, a leftist activist with a drum, tells the Gateway Pundit that the children have been victimized twice, “first by the media, then their own Diocese.” The students and the mothers hope that the Trump administration will stand up for them. On Sunday, we spoke with a friend of the most prominent student in the video, as well as a 14-year-year old who is currently being targeted for being in the video. We additionally interviewed the boy’s mother...
  • Pelosi Should Come To The Table With Trump Says… The WaPo? !!

    01/20/2019 3:45:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Did somebody hack the Washington Post website?That was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the title of this WaPo editorial. Shortly after Nancy Pelosi declared that President Trump’s offer of a deal yesterday was “a non-starter,” the newspaper’s editorial board led with the title, “Make a Deal. Save the Dreamers.”To be sure, the editorial goes to great lengths to include a barrage of insults to the President before getting to the meat of their argument. They ensure their liberal bona fides by declaring that he doesn’t deserve to be rewarded for “taking the government hostage”...
  • The Truth About the Covington Catholic Story. CNN and Others Push False Story Again!

    01/20/2019 12:29:32 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 24 replies
    The Red Elephants Vincent James ^ | 1/19/2019 | Vincent James
    The Truth About the Covington Catholic Story. CNN and Others Push False Story Again! Video evidence suggests others instigated the conflict and not the students.
  • Senior Democrat: Ban Teens from Wearing MAGA Hats

    01/20/2019 11:46:34 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 January 2019 | Joel E. Pollack
    <p>House Budget Committee chair Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) called Sunday for a ban on teenagers wearing “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hats, in response to a viral video of a confrontation between Catholic students and Native American counter-demonstrators at the March for Life on Friday in Washington, DC.</p>
  • Fire damages Fox, C-SPAN, MSNBC studios

    01/20/2019 8:55:16 AM PST · by McGruff · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/20/19 | Brett Samuels
    A fire Sunday morning in Northwest Washington, D.C., damaged studios for Fox News, C-SPAN and MSNBC, and forced "Fox News Sunday" to relocate its broadcast to a local affiliate's studio. D.C. Fire and EMS tweeted that an electrical fire broke out in the 8th floor television studio but nobody was injured. Steve Scully, the political editor for C-SPAN, tweeted shortly after 7 a.m. that the Fox News and C-SPAN studios sustained "extensive damage," and MSNBC's studio took on "extensive smoke and water damage."
  • In a rare move, Mueller’s office denies BuzzFeed (trunc)

    01/18/2019 5:34:04 PM PST · by God luvs America · 54 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 1/18/2019 | Devlin Barrett
    Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s office on Friday denied an explosive report by BuzzFeed News that his investigators had gathered evidence showing President Trump directed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about a prospective business deal in Moscow. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the special counsel’s office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony are not accurate,” said Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller. The statement was remarkable on several levels — first, the special counsel’s office speaks exceedingly rarely, and second, the statement seemed to drive...
  • Exclusive: Trump plans shutdown compromise Trump speaking to reporters

    01/19/2019 8:43:15 AM PST · by 4Runner · 190 replies
    AXIOS ^ | Jonathan Swan
    President Trump plans to use remarks from the Diplomatic Reception Room on Saturday afternoon to propose a notable immigration compromise, according to sources familiar with the speech. Details: The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act — which would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — and also legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, according to a source with direct knowledge. Jared Kushner and Mike Pence have led the crafting of this deal and the negotiations with members, according to...
  • Trump campaign sending faux red bricks to Schumer, Pelosi amid border wall fight

    01/19/2019 7:35:15 AM PST · by ptsal · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 18-Jan-2019 | Alex Pappas
    President Trump’s re-election campaign said Friday it'll send faux red bricks to the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer until Democrats agree to fund a border wall. To raise money for the 2020 race, the Trump campaign is asking donors to chip in $20.20 for each fake brick, which will be sent to the Democratic congressional leaders amid the fight that underlies the extended partial government shutdown.
  • Women’s March losing steam, supporters amid anti-Semitism concerns

    01/18/2019 8:34:03 AM PST · by ETL · 31 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 18, 2019 | Adam Shaw | Fox News
    The Women’s March, which was hailed as an international rebuke of President Trump in 2017 when throngs of activists took the streets the day after his inauguration, is steadily losing supporters amid an anti-Semitism scandal that won't go away. The march will be held in D.C. again on Saturday at the National Mall, but the controversial ties of organizers have caused the campaign to lose steam. Groups ranging from EMILY’s List to The National Council of Jewish Women as well as high-profile Democratic politicians are keeping their distance, even as other prominent organizations stand by the movement -- and newly announced 2020 candidate...
  • Women's March relocates from National Mall to smaller venue amid bad weather, loss of support

    01/17/2019 4:49:00 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | Aldridge’s Richardson
    Three days before the 2019 Women’s March, organizers announced they had moved to a smaller venue as the third annual march confronts bad weather, a government shutdown and a dramatic drop of support on the left. The Women’s March said Wednesday it had changed its starting point to Freedom Plaza at the corner of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue — instead of the National Mall — with plans to march “past the Trump Hotel.” The Women’s March said it had been required to relocate by the National Park Service due to snow and accused the agency of pressuring the group...
  • Defending Women’s March Leaders, Farrakhan Media Outlet Slams Jews and White Women

    01/16/2019 2:39:22 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 16 replies
    CNS ^ | 1/16/19
    – As the Women’s March continues to suffer defections over its leaders’ associations with Louis Farrakhan, the controversial preacher’s Nation of Islam has been hitting back, accusing “Jewish and white women” of trying to undermine the movement ahead of its planned march this weekend. In racially-charged columns, the Nation of Islam organ The Final Call has been slamming prominent critics who have raised concerns about anti-Semitism and called on the Women’s March leaders to resign. In doing so, the writers have accused “white women,” among other things, of supporting the oppression of blacks, and of historical complicity in rapes and...
  • Democratic National Committee drops partnership with Women’s March

    01/15/2019 9:57:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Jewish News Sndicate ^ | January 15, 2019 | Jackson Richman
    The Democratic National Committee has dropped its partnership in the Women’s March over anti-Semitism concerns, according to a Democratic source. This development comes amid accusations of anti-Semitism within the movement’s leadership, causing many organizations to drop their support of the this year’s march, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19. There have been calls for firms to back out.
  • March for Life 2019: Who is speaking, will it happen amid shutdown?

    01/18/2019 7:41:01 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 2 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | January 19, 2019 | Natalie Dreier,
    The 46th March for Life is scheduled to happen Friday in Washington, D.C., despite the ongoing government shutdown, according to organizers of the event. The march, which started in 1973 as a small demonstration protesting against abortion and the landmark Supreme Court decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, has grown to be the largest pro-life event, according to march organizers. President Donald Trump will be among those addressing the march, but he will not be there in person. Instead, Trump will address the crowd via a pre-recorded video, Fox News reported.
  • PHOTOS: Democrats Stuck on Bus After Donald Trump Cancels Foreign Trip

    01/17/2019 2:06:04 PM PST · by RightGeek · 248 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Confused Democrat lawmakers were left sitting idle on a military bus near the Capitol after President Donald Trump postponed their seven-day foreign trip as the partial government shutdown continues. Photos shared to social media purport to show Democrats on a U.S. Air Force bus traveling to the airport when they received word that their access to a military plane had been blocked: ...House Members sitting on an Air Force bus b/t the Longworth and Rayburn House Office Buildings waiting to see if they are still going overseas after Trump cancelled the trip. ...The bus went around the block and back...
  • Man in Georgia wanted to attack the White House, federal officials say

    01/16/2019 3:16:04 PM PST · by onemiddleamerican · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 5:55 PM ET, Wed January 16, 2019 | Hollie Silverman, CNN
    (CNN)Hasher Taheb, 21, of Cumming, Georgia, was arrested in connection with a plot to attack the White House and other federal buildings, US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia BJay Pak said Wednesday. Pak told reporters at a media briefing that Taheb planned to attack the White House and other locations using explosives that included a homemade explosive and an anti-tank rocket. Taheb was investigated after officials received a tip from the community Pak said. Chris Hacker, FBI special agent in charge of the Atlanta office, said the investigation took more than a year. Taheb was acting alone, he...
  • States warn food stamp recipients to budget early benefit payments due to shutdown

    01/16/2019 6:27:47 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 25 replies
    MSN 'News' ^ | January 16, 2019 | Helena Evich
    State agencies are warning food stamp recipients to carefully budget their grocery purchases once they receive their February benefits weeks earlier than normal due to the partial government shutdown. The Department of Agriculture's backup plan for paying out Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits amid the lapse in funding means it could be 40 days — or longer, in some cases — before additional money is added to recipients' benefit cards. There is also no guarantee about when nearly 39 million low-income Americans will next receive another payment to help them buy groceries. States that have large populations of food stamp...
  • Kraft opens ‘free’ grocery store for unpaid federal workers

    01/15/2019 8:38:05 PM PST · by RightGeek · 44 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 1/15/2019 | Jade Scipioni
    Kraft Heinz Co. is offering a helping hand to federal workers who have been without pay amid the longest government shutdown in U.S. history by offering them unlimited free Kraft food products. The food giant announced Tuesday that it is opening a pop-up grocery store in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to help workers who are struggling to make ends meet. Called “Kraft Now Pay Later,” it will allow federal workers to stock up on the company’s staples such its famous mac and cheese mix and other items for free. The only caveat is that the Chicago-based food maker wants workers...