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  • BuzzFeed News editor takes heat for suggesting Trump would be more outraged if Sri Lanka victims...

    04/21/2019 7:13:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 21 April 2019 | Frank Miles
    FULL TITLE: BuzzFeed News editor takes heat for suggesting Trump would be more outraged if Sri Lanka victims were white A BuzzFeed News world editor faced backlash Sunday for taking a swipe at President Trump while tweeting an article about the attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter. "Suspect we’d be hearing a lot more outrage from Trump and co. if the Christians killed in Sri Lanka were white," Miriam Elder tweeted with a link to BuzzFeed News. Elder’s tweet, as The Washington Examiner reported, received many more comments than likes or retweets. It had received nearly 3,000 replies, 70 retweets...
  • Democrats say Trump impeachment proceedings 'possibly coming' after Mueller report

    04/21/2019 12:10:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 21, 2019 | Allan Smith
    Democrats "can foresee" the possibility of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report. Speaking on the Sunday political talk shows, the chairmen of three key House investigatory committees sounded open to the possibility of bringing impeachment proceedings against the president. "I can foresee that possibly coming," House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., told CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday, adding that he is "not there yet" on impeachment. The report itself, Cummings said, provides Congress with an investigatory "roadmap," he said. "I think [Mueller] basically said to us as a Congress,...
  • Notre Dame Cathedral on Fire

    04/15/2019 10:33:16 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 750 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 15 APRIL 2019 | David Chazan, Paris James Rothwell
    Notre Dame cathedral has caught fire, according to the Parisian fire service and eyewitnesses. Footage posted online shows a large fire engulfing the upper part of the cathedral, with the flames licking around its two bell towers. A major operation was under way, the fire department added, while a city hall spokesman said on Twitter that the area was being cleared. Officials in Paris said the fire could be linked to renovation works being carried out at the cathedral. It comes after France's Saint Sulpice church , used in the filming of Dan Brown’s ‘Da Vinci Code’ thriller, caught fire...
  • Emotional Chicago top cop blasts Smollett for using noose, 'anger of racism' to advance career

    02/21/2019 10:04:10 AM PST · by McQ444 · 28 replies
    Fox ^ | 2019-02-21 21:00 | Sasha Savitsky
    Chicago cops laid out their case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett Thursday morning, accusing the TV star of orchestrating an elaborate hoax involving two "bogus" hate crimes -- one involving an alleged attack, and one involving a threatening letter -- all in order to get a pay raise. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Smollett orchestrated a "phony attack" in order to take "advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career." Johnson said at a news conference Thursday that Smollett, 36, also sent a racist and homophobic threatening letter to himself at the Fox studio lot...
  • Trump Declares Defeat of ISIS in Syria

    12/19/2018 8:42:03 AM PST · by BeauBo · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 19, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The US is planning a total withdrawal of its military forces from Syria... “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency,” the president tweeted Wednesday morning.
  • Pipe Bombs Sent to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and CNN Offices [hallmarks of fake explosives]

    10/24/2018 6:55:54 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 46 replies
    Pipe bombs were sent to several prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, setting off an intense investigation on Wednesday into whether figures vilified by the right were being targeted. From Washington to New York to Florida, where a congresswoman who is the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee has her office, the authorities intercepted a wave of crudely built devices that were contained in manila envelopes. Some bomb technicians who studied photos of the device that circulated on social media suggested that the bomb sent to CNN had hallmarks of fake...
  • 'Mainstream media’ noise aimed at disrupting POTUS Trump is a massive national security issue

    08/15/2018 6:38:33 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 6 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/15/18 | J. D. Heyes
    Full headline: Disgusting ‘mainstream media’ noise aimed at disrupting POTUS Trump 24/7/365 is a massive national security issue Dangerous Distractions: The ‘mainstream’ media was at it again on Tuesday, doing its level best to ignore the really important things happening in our country and the world to focus on the freak show of the week: Omarosa Manigault-Newman. The fired former White House staffer and reality TV ‘star’ has a ‘tell-all’ book to sell bashing POTUS Donald Trump, and though so much of what she claims in it has already been debunked, it doesn’t matter what’s happening in North Korea, China,...
  • First pair of Greater flamingo chicks born at Jacksonville Zoo

    07/09/2018 4:20:38 PM PDT · by Vendome · 17 replies
    foxnews13 ^ | JUL 09 2018 | FOX 13 News staff
    One of the chicks is being raised by zoo keepers after its parents rejected it. The zoo is asking guests to cast a vote on which chick is the cutest, the flamingo or the penguin? The poll can be found on the zoo’s Facebook page. The contest will run until July 13, and will throw a victory party of the pair of chicks that is considered to be the cutest.
  • British political operatives were in contact with Russian ambassador while meeting with Trump

    06/13/2018 10:11:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/13/18 | Luis Sanchez
    Two British political operatives were reportedly in contact with the Russian ambassador to the U.K. while they campaigned for and met with President Trump in 2016, CNN reported. Arron Banks and Andy Wigmore played prominent roles in the successful 2016 Brexit campaign for the U.K. to leave the European Union (EU). After the U.K. voted to leave the EU in June, Banks and Wigmore attended a Trump rally in Mississippi with the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, Nigel Farage, who was a prominent supporter of leaving the EU. Trump introduced Farage, who was speaking at the event, as...
  • Sarah Palin reveals Willow is ENGAGED to boyfriend just days after calling police on her son

    12/20/2017 5:23:11 PM PST · by ZagFan · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-20-2017 | Chris Spargo
    Just four days after police in Wasilla arrested Sarah Palin's oldest son Track on domestic violence charges, the former governor of Alaska got a chance to share some good news on Wednesday as she announced her daughter Willow was engaged to be married. 'Good things happen!!! My happiest baby girl Willow and Ricky, last night at Rockefeller Center!!! So, so happy,' wrote Sarah. Willow will be tying the knot with her longtime boyfriend Ricky Bailey, who she has been with for the past four years.
  • Trump Wants State Department to Release Remaining Clinton Emails

    10/27/2017 6:02:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN Updated 7:35 PM ET, Fri October 27 | Gloria Borger
    President Donald Trump has made it clear to the State Department that he wants to accelerate the release of any remaining Hillary Clinton emails in its possession as soon as possible, according to three sources familiar with the President's thinking. The sources described the President's interest in the release of the emails -- and the testimony of the FBI informant -- as rooted in a commitment to "transparency," with one source adding that "the law requires cooperation with Congress and the courts." . In a memo to State Department employees, Tillerson said that the department will commit more resources and...
  • HILLARY CLINTON, URANIUM, AND A RUSSIAN SPY RING

    10/20/2017 7:36:33 PM PDT · by moonhawk · 37 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/20/17 | Paul Mirengoff
    HILLARY CLINTON, URANIUM, AND A RUSSIAN SPY RING J. Michael Waller, writing in the Daily Caller, says that new FBI information about corruption in a Clinton-approved uranium deal with Russia raises questions about Clinton’s actions after the FBI broke up a deep-cover Russian spy ring in 2010. The FBI ran an elaborate and highly successful operation called Ghost Stories to monitor and rip apart a deep-cover Russian agent network. It tracked a ring of Russian spies who lived between Boston and Washington, D.C. under false identities. In 2010, thanks to the Ghost Stories operation, the FBI arrested 10 spies. According...
  • Changing America’s Trajectory Could be as Simple as Tax Reform

    09/15/2017 3:41:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2017 | Dan Celia
    In these days of controversy and political wrangling, we seem to forget that America’s woes from an economic standpoint stem from eight straight years of GDP growth hovering around an average of 2.1 percent. Yes, the United States’ economy is still the largest in the world, but when we look at the past two decades, America’s growth rate has dropped dramatically. In the 1950s and ’60s, the average growth rate was about 4 percent. In the ’70s and ’80s, that dropped to around 3 percent. In the past ten years, it’s been around 2 percent. Since the second quarter...
  • NFL Source: Kaepernick Turned Down At Least 1 Contract To Play Up The Race Card

    08/08/2017 3:07:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 7, 2017 | Christian Datoc
    Colin Kaepernick is still a free agent, and an NFL inside source told The Daily Caller Monday that the former 49ers quarterback has no one but himself to blame. Despite the ongoing narrative that Kaepernick’s very public political views are preventing any NFL teams from offering him a roster spot, TheDC’s source claims Kaep himself has turned down at least one contract in the hopes of stirring up a media frenzy that eventually leads to a more lucrative deal for the 27 year old vet.
  • Chaos presidency? Nope. It’s all going according to plan.

    02/10/2017 6:13:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 9, 2017 | Indira A.R. Lakshmanan
    The word on everyone’s lips in Washington now — in newsrooms and advocacy groups, in congressional offices and embassies — is “firehose.” As in the high-pressure stream of White House orders. The daily deluge of Donald Trump’s tweets blaming “so-called” judges for future terror attacks and assailing Nordstrom for dropping his daughter’s clothing line for poor sales. The tsunami of statements inflating the murder rate and hyping the terrorist threat, while aides mind-bendingly blame the media for not covering massacres in Bowling Green and Atlanta that never happened. With each new volley, drinking from the Trump firehose feels ever more...
  • Trump promised personal gifts on ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ Here’s who really paid.

    08/23/2016 6:24:23 AM PDT · by Jay Thomas · 86 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 19, 2016 | David A. Fahrenthold and Alice Crites
    The time had come to fire Khloé Kardashian. But first, Donald Trump had a question. “What’s your charity?” Trump asked. They were filming “The Celebrity Apprentice,” the reality-TV show where Trump schooled the faded and the semi-famous in the arts of advertising, salesmanship and workplace in­fighting. Most weeks, one winner got prize money for charity. One loser got fired. ... “I’m going to give $20,000 to your charity,” Trump said, according to a transcript of that show. He didn’t. After the show aired in 2009, Kardashian’s charity did receive $20,000. But it wasn’t from Trump. Instead, the check came from...
  • Omar Mateen was spurned by boyfriends, ‘did it for revenge,’ alleged ex-gay lover claims

    06/21/2016 7:12:16 PM PDT · by drewh · 65 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 7:49 PM | Denis Slattery
    The gunman who slaughtered 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando was a confused, gay man who drank heavily, a man who claims he was his lover for two months told Univision. Omar Mateen, the deranged Muslim shooter behind the massacre, held a grudge against Latino men he met at the popular gay club because he felt used by them, the man told the network. “I’ve cried like you have no idea. But the thing that makes me want to tell the truth is that he didn’t do it for terrorism,” the man told Univision Noticias anchor Maria Elena...
  • U.S. intelligence officials fear Venezuelan coup, government crackdown

    05/14/2016 1:23:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 14, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    U.S. intelligence officials said Friday they are concerned Venezuela is slipping into a crisis that could lead to a coup attempt or a government crackdown on dissent. Reuters reports: In a bleak assessment of Venezuela’s worsening crisis, the senior officials expressed doubt that unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro would allow a recall referendum this year, despite opposition-led protests demanding a vote to decide whether he stays in office…They said one “plausible” scenario would be that Maduro’s own party or powerful political figures would force him out and would not rule out the possibility of a military coup. Still, they said...
  • Ted Cruz Coalition Want Bathroom Laws In Republican Party Platform…

    05/09/2016 2:06:48 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 276 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 9, 2016 | Sundance
    This story is an example why the republican party consistently loses against the progressive left. In response to the ridiculous, albeit recent, NC bathroom laws (which the MSM are having fun bashing conservatives on the head with) the Ted Cruz constituency wants to write bathroom laws into the 2016 republican party platform. Yes, yes, unfortunately that’s the modern right-wing cultural GOPe. Look over there, shiny thing, shiny thing… quick, go chase it….. quick make a law to control it…. bathrooms, gays, transgenders… oh noes, the humanity ! WASHINGTON DC – After he lost the Republican nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz’s backers...
  • Ted Cruz Attacks Trump Over Support For Transgender Men "Pretending" To Be Women

    04/22/2016 11:51:18 AM PDT · by Mariner · 158 replies
    Real Clear Polirtics ^ | April 22nd, 2016 | By Tim Hains
    Ted Cruz's campaign produced and released this attack ad overnight, after Donald Trump came out in favor of allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice, rather than the bathroom corresponding to their birth. The Cruz campaign has seized on this issue as a clear indicator that Donald Trump is "not a conservative." "Leave it the way it is," Trump said. "There have been very few problems." "Should a grown man pretending to be a woman be allowed to use the women's restroom?" asks the Cruz campaign, calling the bathroom issue "PC Nonsense that is destroying America." "North...