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  • L.A. sheriff's detectives seize more than 500 firearms from felon's home

    06/20/2018 9:43:04 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 15 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 06/18/18 | Richard Winton
    A search of a felon’s home in Agua Dulce led Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators to a stash of more than 500 firearms, marking one of the largest seizures from a person forbidden by law from possessing guns. Investigators raided the home of Manuel Fernandez after getting a tip that he had an arsenal of firearms. After entering the property early Thursday, they found a staggering number of weapons, including rifles, shotguns and handguns, some decades old. Fernandez, 60, was arrested after the raid, during which investigators found 432 guns. A search the next day uncovered 91 firearms concealed...
  • Gun Control Advocate: Obviously, The Trenton Shooting Was the NRA’s Fault, Too

    06/20/2018 9:37:57 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 10 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 06/20/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    “It has pissed me off quite frankly that we as a country, as a whole, don’t seem to be willing to face this issue head-on, don’t seem to be able to do anything about it. Other countries have. It kills me that people say, ‘Oh, there’s nothing we can do,’ or ‘The gun culture is so pervasive and we have the Second Amendment.’ There are things that can be done. Look at Australia — that is the model. They had this horrible mass shooting and they collectively decided that this is not who we want to be and they we...
  • Longtime GOP strategist Steve Schmidt announces he’s leaving his party

    06/20/2018 9:28:42 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 20, 2018 | Felicia Sonmez
    Shortened title. Full title: ‘Today I renounce my membership’: Longtime GOP strategist Steve Schmidt announces he’s leaving his party Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, a senior adviser to the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), announced early Wednesday that he is leaving the Republican Party, which he decried as “fully the party of Trump” and “a danger to our democracy and values.” In early-morning tweets, Schmidt, a vocal Trump critic, urged voters to elect Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections and harshly criticized the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S. border, describing the government-run...
  • President Trump signals he'll sign executive order on family separations at border

    06/20/2018 9:25:19 AM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 56 replies
    WASHINGTON - (AP) -- Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct her department to keep families together after they are detained crossing the border illegally. She was at the White House where Trump told reporters he would be "signing something" shortly. The effort to end what has become a major crisis for the Trump administration was outlined by two people familiar with Nielsen's thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the effort before its official announcement. It's unclear exactly what the president might be supporting, but he said...
  • ["Stormy"] Daniels denied bid to restart Trump case

    06/20/2018 9:14:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Herald Sun ^ | June 20, 2018 | Reuters
    A federal judge in Los Angeles has rejected a request by the adult film actress Stormy Daniels to restart her lawsuit there against US President Donald Trump and his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. US District Judge James Otero said the amount of media attention in the case was not a sufficient reason to reconsider the 90-day stay he had imposed in April. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing to void a non-disclosure agreement under which Cohen paid her $US130,000 ($A176,000) not to discuss her alleged relationship with Trump in 2006 and 2007. "While it is undeniable that...
  • Trump's Attacks on Germany-The Enemy in the White House

    06/20/2018 9:02:55 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 28 replies
    Spiegel Online ^ | 6/20/2018 | Stefan Kuzamny
    Regarding Donald Trump's intentions, by contrast, there can no longer be any doubt. Since taking office, he has carried out a scorched-earth policy against multi-lateral treaties of all kinds. He is a man with no interest in foreign policy, seeing it merely as an instrument to pursue his "America First" ideology. He views cooperation as a weakness, the latest proof being the US withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council. Trump acts quite openly. And now, the American president has turned his attentions toward launching a disinformation campaign against Germany. He is doing so as a way of justifying...
  • Exclusive: Pope criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant family separation

    06/20/2018 8:12:15 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 82 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2018 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problems.
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Trump 48% Approval

    06/20/2018 8:06:41 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    .rasmussenreports.com ^ | June 20, 2018
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove. The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7.
  • AUDIO: Congressional Intern Screams ‘F*** You!’ at President Trump at Capitol

    06/20/2018 7:21:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 06/19/2018 | by Kristinn Taylor
    A female Congressional intern screamed, “Mr. President, f*** you!”, as President Donald Trump walked through the Capitol to a meeting with House Republicans on immigration. Video that captured the profane protest was captured by Fox News’ Chad Pergram, “Congressional aide or intern yells “Mr President, f*%k you!” from across the Capitol Rotunda as he walks to the Speaker’s office before mtg with House GOPers on immigration. Gets attention of USCP/Secret Service”…”The woman who heckled the President most likely had to either be an intern or aide. Someone with a hard Congressional pass allowing access to the Rotunda area after hours....
  • Illegal Immigration and Lax Border Controls are The Epicenter of The UniParty….

    06/20/2018 7:11:22 AM PDT · by Bratch · 10 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | June 20, 2018 | sundance
    CTH has tracked this issue so closely through the years it often feels futile for another reminder.  However, with the insufferable political games surfacing, yet again, over the issue of illegal immigrants and children – perhaps it is worth another visit. Understanding The Big Racket. Massive illegal immigration is supported by both sides of the professional political machine.  There are few issues more unifying for the K-Street purchased voices of DC politicians than keeping the borders open and the influx of illegal aliens as high as possible.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce pays politicians to keep this system in place. All Democrats and most...
  • Racial harmony: Leftists would hate it

    06/20/2018 6:58:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/19/2018 | Walter Williams
    For several decades, a few black scholars have been suggesting that the vision held by many black Americans is entirely wrong. Dr. Shelby Steele, a scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, said: “Instead of admitting that racism has declined, we (blacks) argue all the harder that it is still alive and more insidious than ever. We hold race up to shield us from what we do not want to see in ourselves.” Dr. John McWhorter, professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, lamented that “victimology, separatism, and anti-intellectualism underlie the general black community’s response to all race-related issues,”...
  • PAC backing Johnston for governor gets another $1M from Bloomberg ( enemy action in Colorado )

    06/20/2018 6:56:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | June 19, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    A political action committee backing former state Sen. Michael Johnston of Denver for the Democratic nod for governor has received another $1 million dollars from Michael Bloomberg, bringing the wealthy former New York mayor’s total donations to the committee to $2 million. ... The $1 million contribution was the largest that any campaign committee received in the most recent reporting period from May 31 to June 13, according to the secretary of state’s office’s TRACER campaign finance system. Second on the list: another $750,000 from fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder to his gubernatorial campaign, bringing his total...
  • BREAKING: Rep Mark Meadows Unmasks Two Unidentified Trump-Hating FBI Officials Referred For Invest

    06/20/2018 6:12:57 AM PDT · by bitt · 77 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 6/19/2018 | Christina Laila
    Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows unmasked two of the previously unidentified, anti-Trump, pro-Hillary FBI investigators referred for investigation by the Inspector General. These FBI attorneys do not work in “counterintelligence” as the FBI previously claimed as an excuse to withhold their names from the public. Rep. Mark Meadows unmasked two of the unidentified FBI officials in the IG report. The unnamed FBI officials “Agent 1” and “Agent 5” were involved in the FBI Clinton investigation and were also engaged in a romantic relationship just like fellow FBI lovebirds Strzok and Page. One of the FBI lawyers is Sally Moyer, the...
  • BREAKING: Rep Mark Meadows Unmasks Two Unidentified Trump-Hating FBI Officials Referred For Invest

    06/20/2018 6:12:57 AM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 6/19/2018 | Christina Laila
    Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows unmasked two of the previously unidentified, anti-Trump, pro-Hillary FBI investigators referred for investigation by the Inspector General. These FBI attorneys do not work in “counterintelligence” as the FBI previously claimed as an excuse to withhold their names from the public. Rep. Mark Meadows unmasked two of the unidentified FBI officials in the IG report. The unnamed FBI officials “Agent 1” and “Agent 5” were involved in the FBI Clinton investigation and were also engaged in a romantic relationship just like fellow FBI lovebirds Strzok and Page. One of the FBI lawyers is Sally Moyer, the...
  • IMMIGRATION AND THE INVOCATION OF THE HOLOCAUST

    06/20/2018 6:09:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | JUNE 19, 2018 | AMY SPIRO
    Are comparisons between the current US policy of family separation at the border and concentration camps valid? The photos are gut-wrenching and the audio is heartbreaking. For the past several weeks, the US government has been separating families arriving at the US-Mexican border, imprisoning the parents and detaining the traumatized and often bewildered children. As the public debate over this issue reaches deafening levels, it is no surprise that comparisons to Nazi Germany are rampant. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page. Over the weekend, Gen. Michael Hayden, the former director of the CIA, posted a photo...
  • Rep Mark Meadows Drops A Few Bombshells At The End of IG Hearing…

    Rep Mark Meadows Drops A Few Bombshells At The End of IG Hearing… snip --- Sally Moyer and who? https://youtu.be/aWr6_Kl6sTY
  • Steve Schmidt leaves the GOP over zero tolerance policy endorsed by John McCain in 2015

    06/20/2018 5:16:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 6/20/18 | Greg P
    In 2015, Sen. John McCain introduced a resolution to implement President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy to charge every migrant caught entering the country illegally. McCain’s legislation did not give any exemption for children and would have created the exact, same mess we’re in today:
  • Pres. Trump to hold round-table, rally in Duluth

    06/20/2018 4:53:49 AM PDT · by euram · 8 replies
    KARE11 ^ | June 19, 2018 | KARE
    DULUTH, Minn. - President Trump will make his first visit to Minnesota since winning The Oval Office when he holds a rally in Duluth Wednesday night. The White House says President Trump will arrive in Duluth around 4:35 p.m. From there, President Trump will hold a round-table event with about a dozen elected officials as well as representatives from the mining and steel industry. The discussion is billed as "promoting and protecting American workers."
  • Poll: McSally holds 14-point lead in Arizona GOP Senate primary (thanks, Joe Arpaio!)

    06/20/2018 4:52:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/19/18 | Lisa Hagen
    Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) surged into first place with a commanding 14-point lead in Arizona’s closely watched GOP Senate primary, according to a new poll. A poll conducted by Phoenix-based OH Predictive Insights (OHPI) has McSally ahead with a little over 39 percent of the vote, followed by former state Sen. Kelli Ward at 24.5 percent and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio trailing far behind at nearly 14 percent. About 22 percent of voters remain undecided. This is a big shift since OHPI’s last poll from April, which had Ward in first place and leading McSally by 9 points...
  • Senators McCain and Coons call on Pompeo to withdraw immigration nominee

    06/20/2018 4:49:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 6/19/18 | Jamie Erlich
    A bipartisan pair of senators penned a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to withdraw the Trump administration's nominee to a high-profile role over concerns that he has "spread misinformation" about immigrants and displayed a "lack of empathy" towards refugees.