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  • Senior Secret Service agent suggests she wouldn't take 'a bullet' for Trump

    01/24/2017 10:37:58 AM PST · by abb · 192 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 24, 2017 | Susan Crabtree
    A senior U.S. Secret Service agent posted Facebook condemnations of President Trump during the past seven months, including one in which she said she wouldn't want to "take a bullet" for him. She explained herself saying she viewed his presidential candidacy as a "disaster" for the country, and especially for women and minorities. Kerry O'Grady, the special agent in charge of the Secret Service's Denver district, oversees coordination with Washington-based advance teams for all presidential candidate and presidential trips to the area, including all upcoming or future trips by the president, vice president or Trump administration officials. Despite her senior...
  • "Crowd Size Controversy Starts With Me" ~ Tom Barrack

    01/24/2017 9:44:39 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 23, 2017 | Hugh Hewitt
    Hugh Hewitt sets up Tom Barrack's Sunday "Meet the Press" interview with Chuck Todd and himself. Mr. Barrack is the Chairman of the Inaugural Committee and says that his team was responsible for providing the White House with the crowd numbers. Not included was Chris Matthews noting how reasonable and intelligent Barrack is and follows that up with saying Trump is the same way in person. Adding that Trump is a great listener as well. Matthews continues to say that the public gets a Trump that everyone who personally has met and knows him does not recognize. You can watch...
  • Kellyanne Conway allegedly punched a man in the face at President Trump's inaugural ball

    01/24/2017 7:25:40 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 175 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 24, 2017 | CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
    Top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway allegedly punched a tuxedo-clad man at an exclusive inauguration ball just hours after the new commander-in-chief was sworn in, according to a witness. Conway, who serves as President Trump's senior counselor, apparently stepped between two men after they got into a scuffle at the invite-only Liberty Ball on Friday evening, an attendee told the Daily News. But the two men wouldn't break up the fight and Conway apparently punched one of them in the face with closed fists at least three times, according to the stunned onlooker.
  • The DC Women's Tantrum

    01/24/2017 6:32:31 AM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 24, 2017 | Trevor Thomas
    The day after Donald Trump took the oath of office to become the forty-fifth President of the United States, radical liberal feminazis took to the streets of Washington D.C. and put on a disgusting display of hedonism and hate. What was billed as the “Women’s March on Washington” quickly devolved into what any sound-minded political observer knew it would, and the worst of the American left was on unhinged display for all the world to see. Clueless to the notion that their unseemly words and deeds were instrumental in Mr. Trump winning the White House and conservative candidates across the...
  • Women’s March Protesters Booed Trump Hotel Staffers Who Aided Woman Having Heart Attack

    01/24/2017 5:54:02 AM PST · by Daffynition · 47 replies
    BeatSt ^ | January 23, 2017 | By Kayla Schierbecker
    Hotel staffers who crossed protest barricades to treat a heart-attack victim outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington this weekend were treated to jeers and anti-Trump slogans by protesters. Around 4 p.m. Saturday, a woman protester suffered a heart attack on the street outside the Trump hotel. The medical emergency sent a hotel staffer sprinting outside with an automated external defibrillator. Protesters held back by crowd control barricades loudly booed the staffer before the man passed the defibrillator to law enforcement.
  • Anti-Trump protesters ruin Muslim immigrant’s livelihood by torching limo

    01/23/2017 5:20:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 1/23/17 | Siraj Hashmi
    The inauguration of Donald Trump had fireworks, but for people going about their daily lives, there was just fire and chaos from protesters. A limo driver was injured while the stretch limousine he drove was torched and destroyed by protesters near the intersection of 12th and K Streets NW in Washington, DC.Muhammad Ashraf, the owner of the company, Nationwide Chauffeured Services, is now speaking out against the protesters for what they did.In an exclusive interview with Red Alert Politics, Ashraf said he wasn’t a supporter of Donald Trump during his campaign, but Friday’s protests were completely counter-productive.“I have a different point...
  • CNN Sources: United States, Russia Now Conducting Joint Sorties Over Syria

    01/23/2017 12:27:52 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/23/17
    no link yet just announced
  • Trump to nominate ( Heather ) Wilson for Air Force post ( New Mexico )

    01/23/2017 8:19:45 AM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2017
    President Donald Trump is planning to nominate Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. A White House statement said Monday that Wilson, a former New Mexico congresswoman and president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, would be the first Air Force Academy graduate to hold the position, if confirmed. Wilson served in Congress from 1998 to 2009, where she was a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and chaired the House Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence.
  • Poll: 74 Percent of Californians Want to End Sanctuary Cities

    01/23/2017 12:09:53 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 23 Jan 2017 | John Binder
    The vast majority of residents living in California would like see sanctuary cities barred, a state home to multiple jurisdictions which refuse to abide by federal immigration laws. Roughly 74 percent of California residents want to see an end to sanctuary city policies... The issue to end sanctuary cities in the state crosses racial and party lines, with 65 percent of Hispanics registering their agreement, while 70 percent of independents, 82 percent of Republicans, and 73 percent of Democrats feel the same.
  • President Trump: Busy week planned

    01/23/2017 3:54:35 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 22 replies
    President Donald J. Trump Twitter ^ | January 23, 2017 | President Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 12 minutes ago Busy week planned with a heavy focus on jobs and national security. Top executives coming in at 9:00 A.M. to talk manufacturing in America.
  • Protesters who destroyed property on Inauguration Day were part of well-organized group

    01/23/2017 1:49:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2017 | Peter Hermann, Keith L. Alexander and Michael E. Miller
    Scores of demonstrators charged with rioting in the District on Friday were well organized, ready to confront police and prepared to violently disrupt the inauguration, according to some of the protesters and organizers. Details of the disturbances in a four-square-block area downtown that led to more than 230 arrests began emerging after protesters made their first court appearances Saturday, a process that continued through the evening as defendants were brought into D.C. Superior Court in batches of 10. Most faced a felony charge of rioting, which carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence. The preparation undertaken by protesters included arriving armed...
  • Anti-Trump protestors set fire to Fox News SUV

    01/22/2017 9:52:22 AM PST · by grundle · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 21, 2017
    Before nightfall, a limousine was set on fire a few blocks away from where Trump made his way down Constitution Avenue with a military escort. The fire sent a plume of black smoke into the sky and Fox News crew SUV parked behind the limo also caught fire, officials tell NBC News.
  • Donald J Trump, American Hero

    01/22/2017 6:29:56 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    Asia Times ^ | JANUARY 21 2017,ast | David P Goldman
    The protagonists of American popular culture are outsiders with scant patience for authority. The Western heroes invented and Louis L’Amour and portrayed by John Wayne, and their urban cousins – the private detectives of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler they have an inviolable inner code. They don’t betray their friends and they don’t exploit the weak. They don’t aspire to entry into the elite, and they don’t apologize for their vulgarity. They come in comic form for example Huckleberry Finn, or nastily serious, like William Munny in Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven, or a bit of both in Hammett’s wise-cracking angel of...
  • PizzaGate Resauranteur Sexually Assaulted Employee, 2008..?

    01/22/2017 3:03:33 PM PST · by gaijin · 65 replies
    Reddit ^ | January 21, 2017 | me
    A disturbing Reddit thread claims that in 2008 the ex-business partner of James Alefantis, DC chef and restauranteur Carole Greenwood, caught Alefantis in the act of sexually battering her then 17 year-old son. Subsequent internet postings identified the location of the alleged crime scene as being Comet Ping Pong Pizza, a DC ping pong-themed pizzaria featuring live music acts. Citing a "family emergency", Greenwood abruptly terminated her business dealings with Alefantis and disappeared, finally surfacing as Executive Chef at Bethesda's Food & Wine Co. An anonymous poster to the thread, presumably Alefantis, objects to the dark story: "Why wouldn't I...
  • CNN Gigapixel Prove Trump/Spicer Right About Inauguration Crowd

    01/22/2017 8:06:10 AM PST · by capecodder · 50 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 22, 2017 | Sundance
    ...Despite the shenanigans Sean Spicer was correct. The crowd grew significantly just as the event began. Yes, this was mostly due to the crowd being intentionally delayed from attending. Yes, tens of thousands of people could not get through the screenings. Yes, the federal workers and DC Park and Security leadership made attendance more difficult than any previous inauguration.
  • Here Are 17 Pictures From Inside The ‘Peaceful’ Protest On Inauguration Day

    01/22/2017 6:56:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/20/2017
    As Donald J. Trump was sworn in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol as the 45th President, hundreds of masked protesters went on a rampage throughout downtown Washington, D.C. Police in riot gear attempted to maintain order with pepper spray and concussion “Flashbang” grenades whilst being attacked with bricks that were pulled from the sidewalk. The protesters torched private cars, attacked Trump supporters, and lit fires in the street. These photos taken inside of the protest show the chaos that erupted in the streets of the nation’s capitol.
  • Ashley Judd at DC March: ‘Hitler in these streets, new gas chambers’

    01/22/2017 4:28:57 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 119 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Remember when there was serious discussion about Ashley Judd running as the Dem candidate for senator from Kentucky against Mitch McConnell in 2014? Maybe cooler heads prevailed, realizing what they would have had on their hands! Check out Judd’s performance at the DC Women’s March today. After cutting off Michael Moore, she proceeded to histrionically channel a diatribe on behalf of a young woman from Tennessee that was laden with Hitler and Nazi references to Trump and the Republicans: “a man whose words are a death trap to America . . . I didn’t know devils could be resurrected, but...
  • Madonna "Speaks"

    01/22/2017 1:42:17 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Women's March on Washington (continued) Women's March on Washington, live from the National Mall with speakers including Amy Schumer and Madonna the potty-mouthed, washed-up old skank.
  • CNN & MSNBC Air Madonna’s F-Bombs During March On Washington Speech

    01/21/2017 11:01:32 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 55 replies
    Deadline ^ | 1/21/2017 | Greg Evans
    An embarrassed CNN and MSNBC quickly – but not quickly enough – pulled away from live coverage of Madonna’s f-bomb fueled speech at the March on Washington. Both channels let three of the utterances slip through.
  • Anti-Trump Protestors Block Uniformed Air Force Members From Entering Inauguration

    01/21/2017 10:21:18 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/20/2017 | Katie Pavlich
    ...... This morning, they sank to another low by blocking uniformed Air Force members from entering the Inauguration ceremony. ..... [VIDEO - 31 seconds]
  • [Schadenfreude Alert] WATCH: Protestor Becomes Completely Unglued As Trump Is Sworn In

    01/21/2017 10:13:06 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/20/2017 | Christine Rousselle
    ...... Exhibit A: This protestor who let out an impressive, movie-worthy scream right as Trump was officially sworn in as president. Watch the video below. ......
  • Trump Supporters Thank Police While Protesters Throw Rocks at Them

    01/21/2017 10:08:11 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/20/2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    .... I heard several Trump supporters expressing their gratitude toward law enforcement. One gentleman told a few police officers on the mall, "You guys are doing a great job!" Another woman who was trying to head home stopped to thank a police officer on the sidewalk. ..... Meanwhile, protesters didn't even try to hide their disdain for our men and women in uniform. Besides screaming "No cops!," they blocked security checkpoints, started fires, and destroyed property. ..... Maybe one day the protesters will learn something from them and from the Trump supporters they hate so much.
  • The Inaugural Address

    01/21/2017 9:44:41 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 22 replies
    The White House ^ | January 20, 2017 | Donald J. Trump
    The Inaugural Address Remarks of President Donald J.  Trump – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Friday, January 20, 2017 Washington, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the...
  • Most protesters arrested Inauguration Day will face felony rioting charges, federal prosecutors say

    01/21/2017 9:39:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 21, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Most of the approximately 230 protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will be charged with felony rioting, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the offense is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The office said most of those arrested will be released without having to post bail and must return to court in February....
  • Nielsen: 31 million viewers saw Trump’s swearing-in

    01/21/2017 9:32:58 PM PST · by digger48 · 35 replies
    WISH ^ | January 21, 2017 | ap
    NEW YORK (AP) — Nielsen estimates 31 million viewers watched TV coverage of President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. That audience total, measuring continuous coverage by 12 broadcast and cable networks, soundly beat the 20.6 million who viewed President Barack Obama’s second inauguration in 2013. But a president’s second swearing-in typically logs a drop-off in viewership. Obama’s first inauguration in 2009 was seen by 37.8 million people. Fox News Channel was by far the most-watched network of all, cable or broadcast, with 8.43 million viewers. Cable rivals CNN had 2.46 million and MSNBC had 1.35 million. NBC was the most-watched...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,WELCOME PRESIDENT TRUMP!,TODAY,11:54AM,WOR AM,January 20,2017

    01/20/2017 7:44:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGAITISMORNINGINAMERICAANDSPRINGTIMEMAGADITTOS, From Biggirl! PING!
  • TRUMP SUPPORTERS BEATEN-BLOODIED Outside #DeploraBall – Pummeled With Eggs, Batteries! (VIDEO)

    01/20/2017 6:33:39 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 65 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 19, 2017 | Ryan Saavedra
    Love Trumps Hate VIOLENCE AT DEPLORBALL! TRUMP SUPPORTERS BEATEN – BLOODIED AT DEPLORABALL! Hat Tip Jack Posobiec Trump Supporter Dave Allsup got hit in the head with a flag pole— This is video of @realJamesAllsup being struck in the head with a flag pole. #DeploraBall #TrumpInauguration pic.twitter.com/EsKLg15xIP — Deplorable Vet (@KGBVeteran) January 20, 2017 Trump supporters were PUMMELED WITH EGGS OUTSIDE THE DEPLORABALL! The woman got hit in the head! Here are the graphic images of the assault aftermath before being treated by EMS and taken to the hospital. #Deploraball pic.twitter.com/nSOcNQaVel — James Allsup (@realJamesAllsup) January 20, 2017 Far left...
  • Protesters descend on ‘DeploraBall’ [lots of photographs]

    01/20/2017 4:22:22 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 10 replies
    WTOP [Washington DC] ^ | January 19, 2017 9:59 pm | Michelle Basch | @MBaschWTOP
    WASHINGTON — Protesters, including the DisruptJ20 organization, descended on the pro-Trump “DeploraBall” event Thursday night outside the National Press Club. A large police presence was on hand, and pepper spray was used on some protesters.
  • Young Boy Brags of Setting Anti-Trump Fire: ‘Screw Our President’

    01/19/2017 7:43:12 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 92 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was a remarkable live TV moment. During Tucker Carlson's Fox News show, reporter Griff Jenkins was at the scene of an anti-Trump demonstration in DC where a fire had been set in the street. Suddenly, a young boy [maybe 10-11] stepped up to say that he “kind of started the fire.” When Jenkins asked why he started the fire, the boy, who identified himself as “Carter,” said “because I felt like it and I’m just sort of saying, screw the president.” View the video here.
  • LIVE Stream: THE DEPLORABALL PRESENTED BY MAGA3X - WASHINGTON, DC

    01/19/2017 7:23:33 PM PST · by Syncro · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 19, 2017 | Right Side Broadcasting
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjxV44KjTbc
  • Press banned from Trump's DC hotel: (media stuck outside-waaah!)

    01/19/2017 11:50:40 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 49 replies
    GovNews / the Hill ^ | January 19, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Press banned from Trump's DC hotel: report Members of the media are not allowed on the premises of the Trump International Hotel in Washington during inauguration week, Politico reported."Media is not allowed in this week in respect of the privacy of our guests," Patricia Tang, the hotel's director of sales and marketing wrote in an email to the publication...
  • Man Sets Himself On Fire In Protest Of Donald Trump At Trump Hotel In Washington DC

    01/19/2017 10:31:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/18/2017 | Chuck Ross
    A California man was taken to the hospital after he set himself on fire in protest of Donald Trump outside of Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. “I was trying to light myself on fire…it was an act of protest,” the man told NBC DC reporter Shomari Stone. Asked what he was protesting, the man said he was “protesting the fact that we’ve elected somebody who is completely incapable of respecting the Constitution of the United States.” The man appears to not have suffered serious injuries from the fire. NBC News cameras showed what appeared to be a...
  • Washington D.C. Turned Into "Virtual Fortress" As 250,000 Protesters Descend Upon The City

    01/19/2017 10:06:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/19/2017
    <p>Over the past couple of days, we've highlighted a couple of the mass protests that are being planned by disaffected Hillary supporters in an effort to disrupt the various Trump inaugural events that get kicked off tomorrow evening.  Perhaps the most aggressive "disruptions" have been planned by groups called "DisruptJ20" and the "DC Anti-Fascist Coalition" and include plans to "paralyze the city" with "clusterfuck blockades" of bridges and tunnels, "stink bombs" in ventilation systems and chaining metro trains to station platforms to shut down rail traffic.  Unfortunately for them, all of their plans were caught on tape by Project Veritas (see "New Video Exposes Anti-Trump Groups Plotting Criminal Acts To Disrupt Inauguration") so we suspect police will be well prepared.</p>
  • Inauguration Day 2017 Survival Guide [Update: No-Umbrella Policy Revised]

    01/19/2017 5:49:23 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 3 replies
    WTOP [Washington DC] ^ | January 19, 2017 8:23 am | WTOP Staff
    WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to stream into D.C. for Donald Trump’s inauguration. Security will be tight and many roads will be closed to cars and pedestrians, so you’ll have to do your homework if you want to avoid headaches heading to the Mall or just getting around D.C. on Jan. 20. ... Weather With the forecast calling for rain, the no-umbrella policy for the inaugural events has been revised. According to Mike Litterst with the National Park Service: “Totes” style umbrellas that collapse will be allowed on the parade route as well as the National...
  • Michelle Obama’s Cult In The Media

    01/19/2017 4:30:59 AM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    The Marshalltown Times Republican ^ | JAN 19, 2017 | L. BRENT BOZELL
    Michelle Obama made her last public speech as first lady. The networks lined up with a 21-handkerchief salute. Nothing will ever be the same. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell proclaimed that the speech was “one of hope and empowerment for the young people she has championed for eight years … her unique voice rejecting the racial overtones of 2016.” Obama is a “once-reluctant political wife, fighting an early caricature as an angry black woman.” Now, Mitchell says, she is “a political orator in a class of her own.” (How quickly they forget that she proclaimed herself to be proud to be an...
  • FBI, 5 other agencies probe possible covert Kremlin aid to Trump

    01/18/2017 2:45:29 PM PST · by Mariner · 111 replies
    McClatchy via Sacramento Bee ^ | January 18th, 2017 | By Peter Stone and Greg Gordon
    WASHINGTON The FBI and five other law enforcement and intelligence agencies have collaborated for months in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the November election, including whether money from the Kremlin covertly aided President-elect Donald Trump, two people familiar with the matter said. The agencies involved in the inquiry are the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Justice Department, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of the director of national intelligence, the sources said. Investigators are examining how money may have moved from the Kremlin to covertly help Trump win, the two sources said....
  • Russia Today Daniel McAdams: John McCain passed dossier to make Trump look bad; now he’s trying to s

    01/18/2017 7:27:42 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 50 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 18 January 2017 | Russia Today
    McCain had a private meeting with FBI Director James Comey to hand him a dossier on Trump in a ploy to make him look bad, claims Daniel McAdams, executive director of Ron Paul Institute. Now McCain is attempting to disassociate himself from it, he added. US Senator John McCain said last week's leak of an unverified report on Russia having compromising information on Donald Trump was “totally wrong” and that someone must be held responsible for it. RT: John McCain, who passed the unverified information to the FBI himself now claims that those behind its leak must be responsible for it....
  • Rolling protest: Pot advocates plan inauguration joint giveaway

    01/18/2017 11:10:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    WTOP WASHINGTON 'S TOP NEWS ^ | Neal Augenstein |
    “There’s hundreds of thousands of tourists coming to town, and they think D.C. is fully legal. But they can’t actually legally procure the cannabis,” said Nikolas Schiller, co-founder of DCMJ. In the District, it is legal to possess 2 ounces or less of marijuana, and it’s legal to grow it. But it’s not legal to sell marijuana for recreational use. Schiller said that’s where President Donald Trump could come in. “We believe he can make America great again by allowing Americans to grow what George Washington once grew, which was cannabis,” he said. Schiller’s group, and others in the D.C....
  • Part II: NEW Investigation Uncovers Plots to Chain the Trains and Shut Down DC During Trump Inaugura

    01/18/2017 7:29:26 PM PST · by beejaa · 37 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | January 17, 2017 | Project Veritas
    The latest Project Veritas video reveals DisruptJ20 plot to Chain Trains and Halt the DC Metro. This video exposes the collusion between the various groups under the DisruptJ20 umbrella. The video shows that DJ20 is not simply a movement of fringe groups but instead a nefarious organization.
  • Ted Cruz Proposes Bill To Declassify Terrorism Histories Of Gitmo Transfers

    01/18/2017 6:50:13 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/18/2017 | Chuck Ross
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a bill on Tuesday that would declassify information about the terrorist activities of detainees at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba who have been released or transferred since Election Day. The move came after a report that the Obama administration recently struck a deal with Oman to transfer 10 detainees from Gitmo. The move brings the total number of detainees down to less than 50. Cruz and other Republicans have been heavily critical of Obama’s transfers and of his promise to close the facility before leaving office. Republicans point to a statistic that 30 percent...
  • These Orange County kids say why they're going to Trump's inauguration

    01/18/2017 5:54:23 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | January 18, 2017 | Susan Christian Goulding, Greg Mellen, Shane Newell and Nathan Percy
    Lots of Orange County kids are skipping school today and Friday – but not just for a trip to Disneyland or Mammoth. They’re flying to Washington, D.C. to witness a historic American tradition – the transfer of power from one president to the next.
  • Sasha Obama and Joe Biden's granddaughter Maisy go on vacation together in Miami

    01/18/2017 5:38:06 PM PST · by bgill · 49 replies
    Hello! ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | Hello!
    First daughter Sasha Obama got some serious R&R over the weekend during a trip to Miami. President Obama and Michelle Obama's 15-year-old daughter and a group of friends, including Vice President Joe Biden's granddaughter, Maisy Biden, soaked up the sun and hit up some of the city's hotspots.
  • Aides: Trump Wrote Inauguration Speech Himself

    01/18/2017 5:24:43 PM PST · by drewh · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/18/17 10:14 EST | BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Aides: Trump wrote inauguration speech himself President-elect Donald Trump has written a draft of his inauguration speech himself, citing two senior Trump transition officials. The president-elect said last month that he planned to write the address himself when speaking with guests at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. The communications director for Trump's inaugural committee said last month Trump's speech will be about "dreaming big" and "looking forward." "I am expecting a great address, one that, again, talks to Americans about dreaming big," Boris Epshteyn said. "About making sure that we are a city on the hill one more...
  • McClatchy, Getty, AP Photos: Ivanka Trump ‘Will Be Donald’s Closest Adviser’

    01/18/2017 4:19:23 PM PST · by drewh · 106 replies
    McClatchy, Getty, AP Photos, US Weekly Magazine ^ | January 18, 2017 @ 8:10 | By Us Weekly Staff
    Ivanka Trump is going to be a huge deal in Washington. While a federal anti-nepotism law could prevent the 35-year-old from holding an official White House position after her father, Donald, assumes his role as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, “unofficially,” an Ivanka source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly, “she will be Donald’s closest adviser.” Over the course of her father’s successful campaign, the husky-voiced Seventeen cover model turned Trump Organization executive evolved into his most trusted consultant. “He looks to Ivanka for advice and consultation on almost everything,” notes a close...
  • GUPride hosting post-Inauguration 'self-care' event [Georgetown U]

    01/18/2017 9:45:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 18, 2017 | Amber Athey
    A Georgetown University student group is encouraging its members to “embrace the inner child” after a stressful Inauguration week with stuffed animals, juice boxes, and Legos. GUPride, a university-recognized student group for LGBTQ students and their allies, will be hosting a “Self-Care Night” on January 23 for members who spent too much time or energy on Inaugural activities.
  • Schedule of events for Trump's inauguration

    01/17/2017 11:26:40 PM PST · by iowamark · 24 replies
    AFP ^ | January 17, 2017
    <p>The inauguration of Donald Trump as America's 45th president is the highlight of several days of pomp and circumstance in the US capital. Here's a look at the timeline of events.</p> <p>10:35 am - Performances begin at Lincoln Memorial. "Voices of the People," the first act of a day-long public concert, will feature groups such as the DC Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, the Republican Hindu Coalition, high school marching bands, choirs and baton twirlers.</p>
  • Hundreds of Prayer Warriors Descend on Washington to Provide Prayer Shield for Donald Trump

    01/17/2017 1:22:04 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 33 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 14 January 2017 | Hazel Torres
    Like angels from heaven, hundreds of "prayer warriors" have descended on Washington D.C. to undertake a crucial mission: protect U.S. President-elect Donald Trump by building a "prayer shield" around him ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration. Among these prayer warriors are the members of a new group called POTUS Shield (as in President of the United States) who gathered inside the National Press Club on Thursday, CBN News reported. Pastor Eric Majette from Virginia Beach, Virginia said POTUS Shield is composed of pastors from all over America. "We're actually a prayer group. We pray for leaders across our nation —...
  • New O’Keefe Video: Leftists Plan to Blockade Trump Inauguration

    01/17/2017 1:10:35 PM PST · by maggief · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 17, 2017 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    <p>James O’Keefe and Project Veritas released a new undercover video on Tuesday showing left-wing activists with the “DisruptJ20” effort plotting to stop Donald Trump’s inauguration by chaining D.C. Metro trains and blocking roads. The video adds a layer of deep detail to a story by Ryan Lovelace in the Washington Examiner earlier this month, “How protesters plan to wreck Donald Trump’s inauguration,” which first reported the efforts of “#DisruptJ20.”</p>
  • DC Police Prohibited From Having Body Cameras On At Inauguration Day Protests

    01/17/2017 7:46:36 AM PST · by johnk · 50 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 1/16/2017 | Officer Blue
    DC Police Must Keep Body Cameras Off On Inauguration Day Washington DC – All DC Police Officers have recently been outfitted with body cameras, but they will be in serious trouble if they have them on during the Inauguration Day protests.
  • The protests and boycotts coming on Friday offer a serious opportunity for conservatives

    01/17/2017 7:58:54 AM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 17, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    I’ve been watching the press gleefully covering all of the plans for massive protests and disruptions which are scheduled to take place during Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday with a growing sense of annoyance. Adding fuel to the fire was the unified front being presented by Hollywood and the music industry in their outright rejection of the election results and endless snubs and insults. Yesterday it got to the point where the audience would not only miss out on seeing Bruce Springsteen perform for the next president, but a Springsteen tribute band even cancelled their appearance at a New Jersey...