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  • Senate Democrats Kill Bill to Keep Government Open Past Midnight

    01/19/2018 8:01:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Thomas Kaplan
    WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats, showing remarkable solidarity on Friday in the face of a clear political danger, blocked consideration of a stopgap spending measure to keep the government operating, leaving less than two hours for lawmakers to find a way to avert a midnight shutdown of much of the federal government.Senate Republican leaders fell well short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed on the spending bill, which had passed the House on Thursday. Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, was trying to rally support for a shorter temporary spending measure that would allow both parties to save face.But...
  • FBI investigating whether Russian money went to NRA to help Trump

    01/18/2018 1:55:40 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 47 replies
    MSN/Washington Tribune ^ | 1-18-2017 | PETER STONE AND GREG GORDON
    The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy. FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank who is known for his close relationships with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the NRA, the sources said. It is illegal to use foreign money to influence federal elections. It’s unclear how long the Torshin inquiry has been ongoing, but the news comes...
  • Report: 485 Scientific Papers Published in 2017 Undermine Supposed ‘Consensus’ on Climate Change

    01/11/2018 2:54:24 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1.10.18 | Thomas D. Williams
    A broad survey of climate change literature for 2017 reveals that the alleged “consensus” behind the dangers of anthropogenic global warming is not nearly as settled among climate scientists as people imagine. Author Kenneth Richard found that during the course of the year 2017, at least 485 scientific papers were published that in some way questioned the supposed consensus regarding the perils of human CO2 emissions or the efficacy of climate models to predict the future.
  • Man captures video of "patient dumping" outside Baltimore hospital

    01/11/2018 1:21:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | Jan 10, 2018 | Jeff Pegues
    BALTIMORE -- Overnight, Imamu Baraka was walking past a Baltimore hospital when he noticed something he says he'll never forget. The hospital's security guards had just wheeled a patient to a bus stop, and in the freezing temperatures they left her there. The only thing she had on was a hospital gown. "It's about 30 degrees out here right now," Baraka says in a recording of the encounter. "Are you OK, ma'am? Do you need me to call the police?" he asks. It's called "patient dumping" and it doesn't just happen in Baltimore. In 2007, "60 Minutes" investigated the practice...
  • Drill, Trump, Drill!

    01/09/2018 10:12:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 9, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Once again, with Florida's Republican governor, Rick Scott, unfortunately leading the way, unfounded environmental hysteria has greeted the proposed expansion of American energy development by President Trump, opening up formerly restricted offshore areas for exploration and drilling. This is not to say accidents can't and won't happen. Oil trains derail, tankers run aground, and even offshore oil platforms explode. But more oil leaks from cars driving to Florida and in hotel and restaurant parking lots than is likely to wash up on Florida's beaches. It doesn't make sense to worry about the occasional oily duck and ignore domestic resources while...
  • The FBI’s Dubious Probe of Hillary’s Emails

    01/06/2018 10:43:45 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | Jan 06, 2018 | Deroy Murdock
    It was a veritable spa of special treatment.The FBI did everything but drive Hillary’s getaway car. Former secretary of state Clinton is a free woman largely thanks to the tender loving care that the FBI provided her and her conspirators during its probe of her illegal, unsecure email server and related abuse of government secrets. GOP lawmakers concluded this after grilling FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe on December 21, behind closed doors, according to John Solomon’s molar-grinding exposé in Tuesday’s The Hill. “For the first time, investigators say they have secured written evidence that the FBI believed there was evidence...
  • The author of the explosive new Trump book says he can't be sure if parts of it are true

    01/05/2018 11:59:12 AM PST · by dpetty121263 · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/5/2018 | Kieran Corcoran
    I see a Defamation lawsuit in Mr. Wolff's future....soon! The author of the explosive new book about Donald Trump's presidency acknowledged in an author's note that he wasn't certain all of its content was true. Michael Wolff, the author of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," included a note at the start that casts significant doubt on the reliability of the specifics contained in the rest of its pages. Several of his sources, he says, were definitely lying to him, while some offered accounts that flatly contradicted those of others.
  • Justice Department reopens Hillary Clinton email investigation

    01/04/2018 10:55:34 AM PST · by smileyface · 147 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 4 2017 | Kelly Cohen
    The Department of Justice has caved to pressure from the White House and is reportedly reopening the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. According to the Daily Beast, there is a new effort in the department to get new details on how Clinton and her aides — including former top aide Huma Abedin — handled classified material. The effort will look at how much classified information was on her private email server, and how that information got there. President Trump has continually questioned if and when the Justice Department would reopen its...
  • Hairy Skin From Mouse Stem Cells May Hold Cure for Baldness

    01/03/2018 12:49:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | Jan 03, 2018
    In a finding that may provide potential cure for baldness, researchers have used stem cells from mice to develop a skin patch that is complete with hair follicles in a laboratory. Using the skin model, the scientists developed both the epidermis (upper) and dermis (lower) layers of skin, which grow together in a process that allows hair follicles to form the same way as they would in a mouse's body. The novel skin tissue more closely resembles natural hair than existing models and may prove useful for testing drugs, understanding hair growth, and reducing the practice of animal testing, the...
  • Sanctuary State Signs California Highways for the New Year: “Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome!”

    01/01/2018 8:26:23 PM PST · by tired&retired · 27 replies
    Gatewaypundit ^ | january 1, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Anonymous Street artists moved out to highways once again to ring in the new year by posting messages to the “Welcome to California” highway signs. The signs were put up north of Lake Havasu, Arizona, Primm, Nevada and on Highway 95 in California and read "OFFICIAL SANCTUARY STATE, Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome! Democrats Need The Votes!”
  • As the Dossier Scandal Looms, the New York Times Struggles to Save Its Collusion Tale

    01/01/2018 4:49:25 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | January 1, 2018 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Trump Adviser’s Visit to Moscow Got the F.B.I.’s Attention.” That was the page-one headline the New York Times ran on April 20, 2017, above its breathless report that “a catalyst for the F.B.I. investigation into connections between Russia and President Trump’s campaign” was a June 2016 visit to Moscow by Carter Page. It was due to the Moscow trip by Page, dubbed a “foreign policy adviser” to the campaign, that “the F.B.I. obtained a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court” in September — i.e., during the stretch run of the presidential campaign. You’re to be forgiven if you’re feeling...
  • Kuwaiti report: US gives Israel go-ahead to kill powerful Iranian general

    01/01/2018 12:59:41 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 1 Jan 2018 | Sue Series
    Newspaper says Washington and Jerusalem have overcome the differences that saw Americans tipping off Tehran about Israeli attempt to kill Qassem Soleimani 3 years ago. US intelligence agencies have given Israel the green light to assassinate the senior Iranian responsible for coordinating military activity on behalf of the Islamic Republic in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida. For the past 20 years or so, Qassem Soleimani has commanded the Quds Force — the branch of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards responsible for military and clandestine operations outside of the Islamic Republic.
  • Trump's Momentous First Year

    12/28/2017 5:32:53 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 20 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12/27/17 | David Prentice
    We’ve experienced a miracle in our day that a lot of us thought we might never see again. The conservative base wanted a consequential President; one who could overcome a combination of our country’s decline, the neutering of conservative principle, the increasingly poor economy, the leftward lurch of our major institutions, the suicidal tendencies grafted into our country by the left, and the increasing mindlessness of our culture. Trump filled the ticket as a candidate. We’ve seen his Presidency for the better part of a year. We can now say emphatically, this is the most effective first year of any...
  • De Blasio compares himself to Gandhi, says Hillary should’ve listened to him

    12/27/2017 3:03:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Dec. 26, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    Freeing India from colonial rule, inventing the light bulb and . . . allowing people to pee in public. A cocky Mayor de Blasio placed his ideas and ambitions up there with the likes of Mahatma Gandhi and Thomas Edison in a bravado-filled new interview — also claiming Hillary Clinton would have won if she’d just taken his advice. “Every time someone tries something and it doesn’t work, it invalidates anything else they might do going forward? Tell Thomas Edison that, and Henry Ford, tell Mahatma Gandhi,” Hizzoner, who last year decriminalized public urination, told Politico while defending his failure to become...
  • The right to (not) bare arms: How Melania Trump has used SLEEVES to set herself apart from [tr]

    12/27/2017 12:50:25 PM PST · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 12/26/2017 | Carly Stern
    Melania Trump's husband may be a vocal proponent of the second amendment, but the first lady doesn't seem to care much about baring arms. Her arms, that is. Since Donald Trump took office — in fact, since the 2016 campaign — the 48-year-old's fashion choices have featured one particularly striking difference from those of her predecessor. Unlike Michelle Obama, who frequently chose sleeveless dresses and tops that flaunted her famously toned arms, Melania appears to be partial to outfits with sleeves that that keep her arms and shoulders under wraps.(snip) Yet aside from a clear flair for fashion from both...
  • Jackie Speier: Trump 'systematically trying to shut down every possible branch of government but...

    12/27/2017 5:21:29 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 26, 2017, 8:55 PM | Daniel Chaitin
    [FULL TITLE] Jackie Speier: Trump 'systematically trying to shut down every possible branch of government but the presidency' Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., said she is worried that President Trump is attempting to "shut down" all vestiges of the federal government other than the presidency, effectively paving the way for a dictatorship. The congresswoman pointed to Trump's recent attacks against the Justice Department and FBI as evidence. "I am concerned that the president of the United States is systematically trying to shut down every possible branch of government but the presidency," Speier said on MSNBC on Tuesday. "So you got him...
  • December 17, 2014—a Date Which Will Live in Infamy!

    12/22/2017 9:14:24 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 23, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    Oh sure, the Fake News Media (in Castro’s pocket since 1957) went berserk with gratification and joy, hailing the December 17th 2014 diplomatic disgrace with Stalinist Cuba as an “opening!” a “landmark!” a diplomatic milestone!” a “legacy-builder!” blah…blah…blah… In fact, that infamous date marks a whimpering U.S. surrender to a terrorist regime that had kidnapped a U.S. hostage named Alan Gross. The snickering Cuban terrorists then dangled their hostage in front of the whimpering Obama, offering to exchange him upon the freeing and return to Stalinist Cuba of multi-convicted Castroite spy/terrorist/murderer (of American citizens) Gerardo Hernandez and his accomplices.This blackmail...
  • We Are the Bollards

    12/21/2017 7:33:03 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 21 Dec 2017 | Mark Steyn
    So there will be more empty seats round the Christmas table this year, after an "Australian citizen" mowed down pedestrians at the junction of Flinders Street and Elizabeth Street in Melbourne. The casualties include "a pre-schooler with serious head injuries". The "Australian citizen" (I presume this designation is being used to emphasize that he's entirely eligible to serve in Mr Turnbull's cabinet) did it deliberately, but relax, lighten up, there's no need to worry because, according to Victoria's police commissioner, all this terrifying terror is "not terror-related". So he's not a crack operative with the Islamic State's Australian branch office,...
  • Illegal Alien Charged With Killing 14-Year-Old Texas Girl

    12/19/2017 11:14:28 AM PST · by x1stcav · 66 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/18/17 | Michael W. Chapman
    Rhyan Moody, a 14-year-old high school freshman from Colleyville, Texas, was killed when an illegal alien, apparently intoxicated, allegedly smashed an SUV into the car she was traveling in with her grandparents on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 23. Moody was in the back seat and died from blunt force trauma to her head. Her grandparents suffered numerous broken bones and are recovering. Needless to say, if the illegal alien had not been in this country, Moody would be alive today. Jose Victor Chaparro-Saenz, 38, was arrested in his vehicle not far from the accident. Alcohol was found in the vehicle and...
  • We're Going to Win So Much you'll be Tired of Winning.

    12/17/2017 7:59:10 AM PST · by x1stcav · 34 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 12/17/17 | David Blackmon
    <p>The economy is booming, with the New York branch of the Federal Reserve now estimating it will grow at the pace of 3.98% in the fourth quarter. That would represent our third straight quarter above 3% economic growth, a feat not achieved in over a decade.</p>