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  • NPR issues large correction about stay-at-home mom/gun-control activist(STW)

    06/26/2016 7:02:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Erik Wemple
    This report refers to Shannon Watts as one in a group of “regular people” who began advocating for stricter gun control measures in recent years. After the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., she created the “One Million Moms for Gun Control” Facebook page. It later became “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.” We should have noted that Watts has a background in corporate communications. From 1998 to mid-2012, she was a corporate communications executive or consultant at such companies as Monsanto and FleishmanHillard. Before that, Watts had what she says was a...
  • Clinton Opens 12-Point Lead on Trump as Two-Thirds See Him as Biased (POLL)

    06/26/2016 6:48:30 AM PDT · by John W · 132 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | June 26, 2016 | Gary Langer
    Hillary Clinton surged to a broad advantage against Donald Trump in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, capitalizing on Trump’s recent campaign missteps. Two-thirds of Americans see him as biased against groups such as women, minorities or Muslims, and a new high, 64 percent, call Trump unqualified to serve as president. These and other doubts about Trump have produced a sharp 14-point swing in preferences among registered voters, from +2 points for Trump in mid-May, after he clinched the GOP nomination, to +12 points for Clinton now, 51-39 percent. That snaps the race essentially back to where it was in...
  • Police Arrest DC Teen With AK-47 And 180 Rounds Of Ammunition

    06/25/2016 7:57:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/24/2016 | Steve Birr
    Police in Washington, D.C. arrested a 17-year-old who plotted to kill his ex-girlfriend, her family and shoot up her school because she broke up with him and refused to get back together. The Metropolitan Police Department executed a search warrant at the teen’s house last week after threatening messages were sent to the girl. The teen told the girl he would go to her home in Greenbelt, Maryland and kill her whole family, even saying he would bring friends to watch. Police found an AK-47, 180 rounds of ammunition, marijuana and a fake ID at his home. The teen also...
  • She Has Down Syndrome But She Just Graduated From High School With a 3.7 GPA

    06/23/2016 10:44:35 PM PDT · by kathsua · 19 replies
    lifenews ^ | Jun 23, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Young people with Down syndrome are constantly surprising their communities by showing how much they can achieve. They are learning to read and write, graduating from high school and college, and becoming fashion models and business owners. Now, a Washington, D.C. teen made history last week when she became the first student with Down syndrome to graduate with a full high school diploma from the D.C. Public Schools, The Federalist reports. Madison Essig graduated with 3.7 GPA and National Honor Society honors, but her mother had to fight to ensure her daughter had that opportunity, Fox 5 News reports. Madison’s...
  • 26 of the Democrats Who Participated in the Gun Control Sit-In Own Guns

    06/23/2016 7:41:35 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 29 replies
    The controversial sit-in included 26 Democratic lawmakers who themselves own guns, Heat Street learned after examining 2013 USA Today data on congressional firearms ownership. The participants also included 12 more Democrats in Congress who either didn’t respond to USA Today’s gun survey or declined to say whether or not they possessed a firearm.
  • Paul Ryan's Wife: 11 Facts About Janna Ryan

    06/23/2016 6:29:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 13,2012 | AMY BINGHAM
    She was a K St. lobbyist before marrying Paul Ryan. Janna Ryan, then Janna Little, left her small-town roots for the nation's capital to earn her law degree from George Washington University. After graduation, she worked as a tax attorney and lobbyist for PriceWaterhouseCooper and then for Williams & Jenson. ... She went to the same college as Hillary Clinton. Wellesley College, a seven-sisters school outside Boston, can claim Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and Madeline Albright, ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer and correspondent Cokie Roberts among its famous alumni. ... Politics is in her blood. Janna Ryan's family has...
  • Secret Service Officer Says Clintons Thought They Had ‘Magic Royal Pot Of Money’

    06/23/2016 3:56:30 PM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6.22.16 11:22 PM | by Alex Pappas
    In a new book, a former Secret Service uniformed officer accuses Bill and Hillary Clinton of acting as if they had a “magic royal pot” of taxpayer money at their disposal while living in the White House. That’s according to an excerpt obtained by The Daily Caller of Gary Byrne’s soon-to-be released “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate.” “The Clintons believed that a magic royal pot of money somehow existed for their every whim,” Byrne writes.Party rental companies refused future events until they were paid,” Byrne...
  • House sit-in guarantees gun control will be a top issue in fall election

    06/23/2016 7:38:06 AM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2016 | James Hohmann
    THE BIG IDEA: Paul Ryan calls it “a publicly stunt.” That may be true. But it is proving to be a darn effective one. Republicans, unsure about how to deal with a sit-in that started on the House floor yesterday at 11:30 a.m., tried to talk over Democrats and hold routine votes. Then, around 3:30 a.m., they adjourned the chamber until after July Fourth – two days earlier than planned. In so doing, they’ve guaranteed that the debate about gun control will roil the congressional recess and remain a dominant storyline for the next two weeks. Democrats continue to occupy...
  • GOP Members Livid As Speaker Ryan Lets Democrats Stage A Sit-In

    06/23/2016 3:35:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Neil W. McCabe
    Members of the House Republican Conference are furious at Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) after they were forced to sidelines for more than nine hours while House Democrats staged a college-style sit-in in the House chamber to demand restrictions on gun rights. “Ryan was so weak, he just let them take over,” a Capitol Hill source told Breitbart News.
  • Rebellious Democrats disrupt House, stage protest over guns

    06/22/2016 2:56:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2016 5:08 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    Rebellious Democrats shut down the House’s legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures before lawmakers’ weeklong break. Exasperated Republicans were forced to recess while cutting off cameras that showed the protest. But in an unprecedented step, C-SPAN used live video feeds from one lawmaker’s Periscope account and another’s Facebook page to transmit words and images from the House. Nearly 100 Democrats led by Georgia Rep. John Lewis demanded a vote on measures to expand background checks and block gun purchases by some suspected...
  • Trump’s challenge to official Washington (Pete Hoekstra)

    06/22/2016 7:06:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Pete Hoekstra
    The bipartisan Washington elite still cannot grasp the Donald Trump phenomenon. How can someone possibly succeed in politics by telling grass-roots America that he understands their anxieties and intends to do something about them? The Beltway crowd has for years conditioned the country to expect lofty platitudes followed by failure and inaction. When the presumptive Republican nominee for president speaks, large constituencies hear a straightforward message. Then official Washington — in all of its contempt for voters — anatomizes and reads between the lines until they have grossly distorted his words. For example, Mr. Trump’s policy of “America First” says...
  • Loretta Lynch: ‘Most effective’ response to Islamic terrorism ‘is love’

    06/21/2016 2:35:14 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 157 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch told Florida’s LGBT community that the “most effective” weapon at America’s disposal against Islamic terrorism is “love.” Mrs. Lynch told reporters in Orlando on Tuesday that an ongoing investigation will determine the precise motive for 29-year-old Omar Mateen’s June 12 massacre at Pulse, a gay nightclub. Mateen, a former security guard, called 911 and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group while killing 49 people and wounding 53 others.
  • Israel wants someone to build a $5 billion island off Gaza — for a seaport, hotels, airport

    06/20/2016 11:52:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The Israeli government is considering a proposal to build an artificial island off the Gaza Strip that a top official says would give Palestinians living in the besieged enclave their one and only seaport — and maybe a hotel and an international airport, too. The Israeli minister of intelligence who is promoting the plan, Israel Katz, said the Jewish state is actively seeking financial partners for the $5 billion project. Katz mentioned the Saudis and Chinese as possible builders of the port — or maybe a mysterious Israeli entrepreneur. He declined to name names. ... He said the plan is...
  • Fact Check: WaPo Gives Democrats Many Pinocchios For These False Claims on Guns

    06/20/2016 9:51:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Guy Benson
    The entire purpose of my satirical piece demanding the immediate defunding of Planned Parenthood and reconsideration of the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling "as a result of" the Orlando terrorist attack was to promote fact-based rationality in policymaking, even in the wake -- or especially in the wake -- of a terrible event.  "Public policy should be crafted based on evidence and empiricism, ever mindful of the constitution, even when it's politically inconvenient. Our discourse should encourage thoughtful disagreement, not seek to squelch it by serially impugning others' motives.  Our analysis of stomach-turning violent instances should be rooted in reality and fact, not shoe-horned into pre-existing ideological narratives," my author's note...
  • FBI veteran, a rare outsider, to lead US Border Patrol

    06/20/2016 9:51:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 11:56 AM EDT | Elliot Spagat
    An FBI veteran has been named to head the U.S. Border Patrol, bringing in an outsider to run an agency traditionally led by agents who rise through the ranks. Mark Morgan, who briefly led the internal affairs department at the Border Patrol’s parent agency, has been chosen to oversee a multibillion-dollar annual budget and about 20,000 agents who patrol the nation’s land borders with Canada and Mexico and its maritime boundaries. …
  • Down the Memory Hole: In 2008 Obama campaign booted 3 newspapers off his campaign plane

    06/19/2016 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 June 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The mainstream media have been hysterical this week in their response to Donald Trump’s revocation of the Washington Post’s campaign press credentials in response to coverage and headlines so unfair that the paper went back and changed them. Yet those same media outlets remained silent in 2008 when the Obama presidential campaign booted 3 major newspapers that had been writing unfavorably about the campaign off its press plane. Joe Concha of Mediaite remembers what happened 8 years ago, and contrasts the media response in the two instances: The year was 2008. The candidate had a big lead in the polls...
  • Donald Trump says it's 'not nice' to call women 'tough'

    06/19/2016 3:54:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | Saturday, June 18, 2016 | Jenna Johnson and Ryan Van Velzer
    Donald Trump lavished praise on former Arizona governor Jan Brewer (R) at a Saturday afternoon rally, asking her to stand and be recognized by his crowd of several thousand. "She's an amazing person," Trump said, as Brewer stood in a small penned-off area for VIPs. "And, you know, it's not nice to say about a woman, but you are tough. Aren't you? Huh? She is tough. She's smart." When asked why it is "not nice" to say that a woman is tough, Trump's spokeswoman forwarded this comment from him: "She's tough and she's smart and she was a great Governor...
  • Iranian Navy plans to deploy in Atlantic Ocean

    06/19/2016 3:45:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/6/16 | Hillel Fendel
    Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, commander of the Navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, said that his country plans to deploy a naval presence in the Atlantic Ocean sometime this year. The Atlantic Ocean borders both North America and western Europe. Sayyari did not specify how close to the United States his ships would sail, though he said his navy would act "in accordance with international laws and regulations." So reports MNA, an Iranian news agency. Speaking with reporters on Saturday, Sayyari emphasized the self-sufficiency of the Iranian Navy: "All equipment and facilities of the Navy are now home-produced, and...
  • Several GOP delegates working to block Trump's nomination: report

    06/17/2016 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 165 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    At least 30 delegates are mounting a longshot attempt to deny Donald Trump the GOP presidential nomination on the convention floor, The Washington Post reported Friday. The delegates hope to change party rules next month to take away delegates who are pledged to the presumptive nominee but who may not actually support him. The attempt comes on the heels of a tough stretch for Trump, who has seen his favorability plummet and any lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton evaporate over his attacks on a Hispanic federal judge, comments this week about banning Muslims and other controversies. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/283912-several-gop-delegates-working-to-block-trumps-nomination
  • Paul Ryan: House Republicans should vote ‘conscience’ on Donald Trump

    06/17/2016 4:06:01 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 90 replies
    Fox 6 Now ^ | 06/17/2016 | CNN Wire Service
    WASHINGTON — Speaker Paul Ryan said House Republicans should not betray their conscience when it comes to backing their party’s presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. “The last thing I would do is tell anybody to do something that’s contrary to their conscience. Of course I wouldn’t do that,” he told NBC News’ Chuck Todd in an upcoming episode of “Meet the Press” airing Sunday.
  • Sen. Reid: NRA Is ‘Very Bad’ — Gun Owners of America ‘Worse Than Bad’

    06/16/2016 1:40:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 15, 2016 | 11:41 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says the National Rifle Association (NRA) is “bad, really bad” and the group Gun Owners of America is “even worse than bad.” Speaking on the Senate floor earlier this week, Reid claimed Americans want stricter gun control. “More than 80% of Americans want to close so-called terror loopholes, preventing people on terror watch lists from purchasing firearms,” Reid said. …
  • Rep. Hastings: At $174,000 Per Year, Congressmen Not ‘Paid Appropriately’

    06/16/2016 12:14:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 14, 2016 | 10:50 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) says that people find it surprising that members of Congress are in “year nine without a cost of living increase” and House members who make $174,000 a year, are “deserving of being paid appropriately.” […] “Some substantial number of members of this body are multi-millionaires, a significant number of members of this body easily qualify to be in the middle-class or the upper-class — and there are some members here who are in the lower-class in our society,” Hastings said. […] According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the median net worth of a member of...
  • Obama: Omar Mateen Had ‘Glock Which Had A Lot of Clips in It’

    06/13/2016 2:57:50 PM PDT · by PROCON · 113 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 13, 2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    President Obama spoke to reporters Monday about the terrorist attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and said Omar Mateen had a “Glock which had a lot of clips in it.” Obama also said Mateen had an “assault rifle.” According to CNN, the President explained that Mateen acquired his guns via a background check. And he explained that the background check did not stop Manteen “because he did not have a criminal record that in some ways would prohibit him from purchasing” his weapons.
  • Michael Moore: Lawmakers against an assault weapons ban should be 'removed'

    06/15/2016 3:42:36 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6-15-16 | Daniel Caitin
    Michael Moore is calling for the removal of any members of Congress who do not support a bill to ban all assault weapons, following the Sunday morning mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., that left 49 dead. "Any member of Congress who hasn't announced support for a bill to ban all assault weapons by Friday should be removed from Congress," the Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker tweeted Tuesday evening. Democrats have in the past called for renewing a federal ban on assault weapons following mass shootings.
  • Kissinger: An interim peace agreement is the better solution

    06/15/2016 2:22:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/6/16
    ..... Dr. Kissinger made the comments as he spoke to participants in the Herzliya Conference via live feed. Discussing the option of a regional peace agreement, Dr. Kissinger expressed his doubts, saying, "I would welcome a regional peace process, theoretically it is a logical evolution. But I believe a step by step approach is better. We are not in a position to take a regional peace initiative, and it is not obvious what it can achieve. You'd assume a regional peace will include states that are no longer function as states – Syria, Iraq, Libya… If any agreement has to...
  • 'Biggest US aid package in history - will go to Israel'

    06/15/2016 2:14:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/6/16
    Following reports Wednesday morning of possible cuts in American military aid to Israel, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken reiterated that the Obama administration was prepared to give the biggest military aid package in history, calling it “the largest single pledge of military assistance from the United States to any country in our history, cementing an unparalleled security relationship all the way to 2029". Blinken’s comments came during his address at the Herzliya Conference Wednesday afternoon. While the Deputy Secretary indicated the White House was likely to increase aid to Israel, he emphasized the Jewish state’s need to take concrete...
  • Dems quietly slipping gun control into mental-health bill

    06/15/2016 10:13:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    WND ^ | 6/15/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    Legislation already under fire for perceived anti-liberty language. A group of Democrats fueled by the Orlando LGBT nightclub murders committed by Omar Mateen – a Muslim who touted his allegiance to ISIS during a 9-1-1 call placed amid the shootings – are planning to slip a couple gun-control measures into a bill by Rep. Tim Murphy that’s supposed to focus on mental health. The bill, which is slated for House Energy and Commerce Committee consideration on Wednesday, was already under fire for perceived anti-liberty language... But the gun control measures are new, added just after the Orlando shootings that left...
  • Donald Trump Picked the Wrong News Editor to (bleep) With

    06/14/2016 2:24:48 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 45 replies
    Esquire via Yahoo News ^ | June 14, 2016 | Charles Pierce
    Holy hell, even I didn't know that He, Trump was dumb enough to cancel the credentials of The Washington Post. But Tiger Beat On The Potomac was all over it. "Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post," Trump posted on Facebook. Trump had posted to Facebook nearly 20 minutes earlier "to show you how dishonest the phony Washington Post is." "I am no fan of President Obama, but to show you how dishonest the phony Washington Post is, they...
  • Trump revokes Post press credentials, calling the paper ‘dishonest’ and ‘phony’

    06/13/2016 4:27:34 PM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 32 replies
    Donald Trump said Monday that he is pulling The Washington Post’s credentials to cover his campaign events because he is upset with the newspaper’s coverage of his candidacy. “Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post,” read a post on Trump’s Facebook page.
  • Trump Revokes Press Credentials from Washington Post after Latest Dishonest Hit Pieace

    06/13/2016 4:44:43 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 13, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    ...The Wall Street Journal reported: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday said his campaign is revoking the press credentials of the Washington Post, citing its coverage of the candidate’s comments on the Orlando shooting. “Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post,” Mr. Trump said in a post on Facebook. Press credentials typically give reporters access to campaign events and press conferences. “We no longer feel compelled to work with a publication which has put its need for...
  • Donald Trump BANS Washington Post From Campaign Events!

    06/13/2016 1:50:55 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 109 replies
    Donald Trump Facebook ^ | June 13, 2016 | Donald J Trump
    Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post.
  • Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Arrives in US

    06/13/2016 11:40:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Monday, 13 June 2016
    This piece is part of our special coverage on Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to the United States this week. Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince is set to leave for the United States on an official visit on Monday, according to the Saudi Press Agency. In response to an invitation by the United States government, Prince Mohammed bin Salman will meet with a number of officials to discuss the strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries, and discuss issues of mutual interest and regional issues. He will be in Washington DC till June 16 and will...
  • Orlando shooting suspect’s father hosted a political TV show

    06/12/2016 11:43:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 82 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12 Jun 2016 | Max Bearak
    The father of Omar Mateen, identified by police as the man behind the carnage at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning, is an Afghan man who holds strong political views, including support for the Afghan Taliban. Seddique Mateen, who has been referred to as Mir Seddique in early news reports, hosted the “Durand Jirga Show” on a channel called Payam-e-Afghan, which broadcasts from California. In it, the elder Mateen speaks in the Dari language on a variety of political subjects. Dozens of videos are posted on a channel under Seddique Mateen's name on YouTube. A phone number and post office...
  • Term 'Illegal Alien' to Remain at Library of Congress

    06/12/2016 11:56:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 10, 2016 | 4:24 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    The Library of Congress will continue using the term “illegal alien” following Friday’s passage of the annual legislative funding bill. The Library of Congress had proposed changing the term, saying the term “has become pejorative.” Republicans insisted that the library use terms that reflect federal law, and included language maintaining the federal terminology in the funding bill. …
  • Trump knocks rivals in Florida and Pennsylvania — and not just the Democrats

    06/11/2016 4:51:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2016 | Jose A. DelReal
    Donald Trump called for the Republican Party to fall in line behind his presidential bid Saturday during campaign swings through Florida and Pennsylvania, attacking skeptical members of his own party along with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. “We have a war to win against a very crooked politician. The Republican Party really should get their act together,” Trump said here Saturday. “They have to come together. We have to win. And if for no other reason, the Supreme Court, remember that.”
  • Sanders: I'm staying in the race

    06/09/2016 10:15:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 112 replies
    Politico ^ | June 9, 2016 | Nick Gass
    After spending an hour meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House, Bernie Sanders vowed to stay in the race for Tuesday's District of Columbia primary while acknowledging that he would work with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in the general election. Sanders ticked through a list of his priorities, promising to take those issues to the convention in Philadelphia next month.
  • Hillary Clinton Meets With Elizabeth Warren At Her D.C. Home

    06/10/2016 11:56:53 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 54 replies
    hotair.com ^ | June 10, 2016
    Elizabeth Warren could be on her way to becoming Hillary Clinton’s choice for Vice President. Today, Clinton invited Warren to meet with her at her D.C. home. Politico reports: Cameras captured Warren exiting a blue SUV with legislative director Jon Donenberg and heading into Clinton’s Whitehaven residence Friday morning, more than an hour before Clinton was scheduled to deliver remarks at the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
  • Watch Live - Trump Address Faith And Freedom Coalition

    06/10/2016 9:58:38 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 73 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | 06/10/2016 | PBS
    hDonald Trump, Sen. Mitch McConnell and other speakers are set to address the 2016 Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference is one of the largest events for religious conservative groups in the country. Trump’s speech marks an appeal to the evangelical voter base, whose support for Trump has taken some analysts by surprise. “Mr. Trump won a plurality of evangelical votes in the Republican primaries on his path to the nomination, and we welcome him to once again address members of Faith and Freedom and to express his views on the many issues of importance to...
  • New Book Stuns Everyone With Bombshell About Hillary And Racism

    06/09/2016 10:13:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    western journalism ^ | June 8, 2016 | Charles Campbell
    we will destroy you." Dolly Kyle is a former childhood friend of former President Bill Clinton. Recently, Kyle was interviewed by Fox News host Sean Hannity. During the in-depth conversation she revealed some shocking information about Hillary Clinton — information that could change how people view the Democratic nominee. “Watch the imperious way Hillary treats anyone beneath her, especially young black women,” she told Hannity. When Hannity asked if she was accusing Clinton of racism, she acknowledged she was and even went further to call Bill Clinton a racist. I am absolutely suggesting she’s racist,” she said. “And I talk...
  • Washington National Cathedral to Remove Confederate Flags From Stained Glass Windows

    06/09/2016 2:58:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    News Max ^ | 6/9/16 | Clyde Hughes
    he Washington National Cathedral will remove Confederate flag images from its stained glass windows that honored Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, it announced in a statement Wednesday. The cathedral ordered a five-member task force to examine the windows in order to determine their future, the cathedral said in its news release. Though it voted unanimously to remove the Confederate flag images, the task force also decided to host a public discussion on the future of the windows to start July 17. "The Lee-Jackson windows call the question of race and the legacy of slavery and instead...
  • Law professor backs Donald Trump’s conflict-of-interest charge against federal judge

    06/09/2016 3:36:52 AM PDT · by Enchante · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    A Washington D.C. law professor has given credence to Donald Trump’s charge that U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel has a conflict of interest in a court case involving the likely Republican presidential nominee, saying the judge’s affiliation with a group that advocated for illegal immigrants creates “an appearance of impropriety.” Mr. Curiel’s membership and active role in the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, whether or not it creates an actual bias, is enough to disqualify him from presiding over the case, said Victor Williams, a professor at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. “The standard isn’t that one...
  • Washington Post: The Purpose of Gun Registration is Gun Confiscation

    05/24/2016 4:30:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    There was a recent domestic shooting in Maryland.  The presumed perpetrator was a federal law enforcement officer.  He is reported to have killed his estranged wife and two other people.   His wife had a protective order against him in March, and the Federal Protective Service, of which Mr. Tordil was a member, took his service firearm and seven other firearms.This was in Maryland, which requires handguns to be registered. From the washingtonpost.com: Sheriff’s deputies can’t be faulted for not knowing about that gun because, thanks to the national gun lobby and the cowardice of Congress, there is no...
  • D.C. must let ex prison guards pack heat, federal court rules

    06/09/2016 8:57:07 AM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 8 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | June 3, 2016 | Dr. John R. Lott Jr.
    CPRC in Fox News:D.C. must let ex prison guards pack heat, federal court rules Dr. John Lott was quoted by Fox News about the new DC Circuit Court Decision on whether DC has to follow the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act that allows retired Law Enforcement with at least 10 years experience to carry concealed. Four former prison guards who were barred from carrying concealed guns despite a 2004 federal law that gave off-duty and retired law enforcement officers the right to pack heat won a landmark court victory on Thursday. . . . Smith, who retired as a Corrections...
  • Obama to meet with Sanders Thursday

    06/08/2016 9:39:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    thehill.com | 6/8/16 | Jonathan Easley
    Sanders and Obama will meet in person Thursday, according to the press release, to “continue their conversation about the significant issues at stake in this election that matter most to America's working families.” “The President looks forward to continuing the conversation with Senator Sanders about how to build on the extraordinary work he has done to engage millions of Democratic voters, and to build on that enthusiasm in the weeks and months ahead,” the White House said in a statement. Obama is believed to be close to officially endorsing Clinton for president.
  • DHS agent: West blind to 'jihad through immigration' [ Philip Haney ]

    06/07/2016 7:19:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 6/7/2016 | Frank Gaffney
    true goal of supremacist Islam – the establishment of Islamic law, or Shariah, which can be advanced through a variety of prescribed means, including mass migration. ... the pursuit of Islamic law is the true driving force behind the global Islamic movement. ... Jihad .. is simply a means to implement Shariah. .. Haney’s determination to follow the evidence wherever it led created opposition from a politically correct administration that made him the subject of nine investigations. In “See Something, Say Nothing,” he provides an eyewitness account of events inside the Boston Marathon bombing investigation and the Obama administration’s quashing...
  • Newt Gingrich wants you to know Donald Trump is still doing great!

    06/07/2016 4:09:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Chris Cillizza
    I was stunned over the weekend when Newt Gingrich went hard after Donald Trump for the real estate mogul's comments about the ethnicity of a judge overseeing a case involving Trump University. *snip* Given that back and forth, I reached out to Gingrich to see what he made of the hubbub — and whether it had changed his generally positive views on Trump. It has not. Here's what Newt told me: Trump is going to be fine as a candidate. He is learning very rapidly. When [Ted] Cruz dropped out so early it took away the 60 days Trump and...
  • Clinton launching national security case against Trump in California speech

    05/31/2016 9:20:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 1, 2016 | Anne Gearan
    Retired Army Col. Peter Mansoor plans to vote for Hillary Clinton for president this year, but not because the longtime Republican and former top aide to then-Gen. David Petraeus has had a political conversion. He just thinks Republican Donald Trump is too dangerous to be president. “It will be the first Democratic presidential candidate I’ve voted for in my adult life,” said Mansoor, a professor of military history at Ohio State University. Clinton’s campaign hopes that there are many more national-­security-minded Republicans and independents who would vote for her, even grudgingly, rather than see Trump win the White House.
  • Nearly Half of D.C. Employers Said They Have Laid Off Workers, Reduced Hours Due to Minimum Wage…

    06/07/2016 9:11:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 7, 2016 5:00 am | Ali Meyer
    Nearly half of Washington, D.C. employers said they have either laid off employees or reduced the hours of employees to adapt to the District of Columbia’s minimum wage hikes since 2014, according to a report from the Employment Policies Institute. The minimum wage in the District of Columbia has increased from a $8.25 hourly rate in 2014 to the current rate of $11.50 per hour. Mayor Muriel Bowser advocated a $15 minimum wage in her State of the District address earlier this year. “In recent months, the City Council in D.C. has considered enacting a number of new labor mandates,...
  • Charlotte vet says he was fired for lowering flag on Memorial Day

    06/06/2016 10:11:42 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | June 3, 2016 | MICHAEL GORDON
    When Charlotte veteran Allen Thornwell lowered his employer’s American flag to half-staff on Memorial Day, he says he did not think to ask permission or consider the possibility that he had done anything wrong. Instead, the 29-year-old former Marine, who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, says he was thinking about his country, the meaning of the holiday and his best friend, Geoff, another Marine who killed himself two years ago after returning stateside. On Tuesday, Thornwell was fired. A manager at the placement service that arranged the vet’s job at Time Warner Cable in Charlotte told him...
  • Clinton Clinches Nomination, Becoming First woman to Top Major-Party Ticket

    06/06/2016 6:30:35 PM PDT · by drewh · 98 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 6 at 8:47 PM | By Abby Phillip, Robert Costa and John Wagner
    Hillary Clinton has secured enough delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination, according to the Associated Press, emerging from a long and bruising primary season to become the first woman to lead a major party in the race for the White House. A bitter nomination battle that Clinton was once expected to win in a walk ended abruptly late Monday, as she claimed exactly the number of delegates needed to secure victory in her contest against Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, according the AP’s latest tally. Clinton was widely expected — even inside her own campaign — to clinch the...