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  • Organizers Should Be More Careful About the Company They Keep

    01/24/2017 6:49:49 PM PST · by SJackson · 1 replies
    Forward ^ | January 24, 2017 | Bethany Mandel
    n the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, women from around the country took to the streets to protest the election and rhetoric of the new President. Women met on the streets of their own towns and cities across the country and around the world, and they traveled from far and wide to protest in Washington DC. Jewish groups, both national and local, participated in these gatherings as sponsors and facilitators, Organizations including the American Jewish World Service and the Jewish Women’s Foundation were official partners, and liberal congregations (both religiously and politically speaking) from across the East Coast organized buses...
  • What Trump Can Do for Mideast Peace on Day One [Obama appointee says go back to GWB plan]

    01/24/2017 6:44:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Forward ^ | January 23, 2017 | Jonathan A. Greenblatt
    In the run-up to his swearing-in on Friday, President Donald Trump made a series of big promises to Israel. Aside from his oft-repeated pledge to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, he has talked about reviving the peace process with the Palestinians, with a goal of achieving a deal before he leaves the White House. Undeterred by the failure of past presidents to achieve this dream, Mr. Trump has already tasked his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, with the challenge of brokering the agreement. Mr. Kushner inherits this charge at a time when trust between the parties is at...
  • Schizophrenic America

    01/24/2017 6:39:44 PM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 1-24-17 | Shmuley Boteach
    On Friday, I attended the inauguration of President Donald Trump, with hundreds of thousands of other fortunate witnesses to the peaceful transfer of unimaginable power. It was an inspirational and patriotic experience. The inaugural concert was especially moving, and I thought that Trump’s address was punchy and to the point. The very next day I stood on a street corner across from the White House and witnessed hundreds of thousands of protesters demonstrating against his presidency at the Women’s March. An endless river of humanity swept passed me. Welcome to schizophrenic America, where, in the space of just 48 hours,...
  • Is Trump's Presidency Off to a Successful Start?

    01/24/2017 6:34:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 24, 2017 | David A. Graham
    Overshadowed by headlines about chaos and infighting, the new administration is notching a string of early victories. From some angles, the Trump presidency is off to a rocky start. There were the somewhat disappointing crowds at the inauguration, and then the needless lies about them, presented as “alternative facts.” There’s the controversy over Trump’s remarks to the CIA, and precisely who in the crowd cheered his visit. On Monday, the president repeated a dumb and unnecessary lie about illegal ballots having cost him the popular vote during a meeting with members of Congress. The Washington Post reports in detail on...
  • MSM Smear Jobs Against President Trump are Ugly and Unrelenting

    01/24/2017 6:33:49 PM PST · by bobk3 · 13 replies
    Google News ^ | 1/24/17 | Goog;\le's left-wing biased news search
    I just took a look at Google News with the search phrase, "Donald Trump." Literally *every* single item was a smear job on President Trump, either by a Left-wing news source or a Left-wing author. (See examples below.) I knew the MSM was going to be dishonest, vicious, vile and nasty, but this is ridiculous. Here is every single listing from the first three pages of Google News with the search term "Donald Trump." I finally stopped copying when it was obvious that it would go on for many, many pages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Shocking Affront of Donald Trump's C.I.A. Stunt...
  • Goodbye President Obama from the Settlers [wish American people well, put your presidency behind us]

    Dear President Obama, I wanted to say goodbye and show you the respect due to a tenacious adversary. Many US Jews, and even a few here in Israel, thought you were a friend. But for us settlers, there was no question that you were a challenger, a formidable foe. It was easy to determine. Your Condemnations You and your team condemned our homes and lives in the West Bank as “illegitimate,” and branded us “occupiers.” Now, it is one thing to theorize that Israel should rip up settlements and part with our ancestral lands for the sake of a compromise...
  • PBS/NPR In Panic: Trump Administration To Defund/Privatize

    01/24/2017 5:49:11 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 24,2017 | Lucian Wintrich
    Currently, a half-billion dollars in taxpayer money is given to National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) each year. Trump plans to do away with that. The Hill has reported: “The Trump Administration needs to reform and cut spending dramatically, and targeting waste like the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be a good first step in showing that the Trump Administration is serious about radically reforming the federal budget,” said Brian Darling, a former aide to Paul and a former staffer at the Heritage Foundation. The Regan Administration attempted something similar...
  • Trump inauguration rabbi attacked with antisemitic hate speech [first Orthodox Rabbi since Reagan]

    01/24/2017 5:51:03 PM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 22 January 2017 | Tamara Zieve
    “Obviously a lot of people who don’t like Jews had a tough time seeing a Jew stand up proudly before the world." He continued: “Bless all of our allies around the world who share our beliefs, ‘By the rivers of Babylon, we wept as we remember Zion... If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.’” (Psalm 137) His participation in the ceremony was questioned and opposed in a petition posted by a Los Angeles businesswoman, Myra Stark. The petition read: “Hier is the head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, named for the heroic Nazi-hunter,...
  • Exclusive: Trump expected to sign executive orders on immigration (Wednesday)

    01/24/2017 4:06:19 PM PST · by springwater13 · 67 replies
    <p>President Donald Trump was expected to sign several executive orders restricting immigration on Wednesday, at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.</p> <p>Trump's orders were expected to involve restricting access to the United States for refugees and some visa holders from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.</p>
  • Culturally coded antisemitism across the political spectrum

    01/24/2017 5:41:18 PM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jarrod Tanny
    Face-to-face confrontations between anti-Zionists and Jews on university campuses have been increasing at an alarming rate. The media has documented at length how President Donald Trump’s rhetoric has carved out a space within public discourse for the propagation of what had ceased to be acceptable speech in a mature liberal democracy, including misogyny, xenophobia, antisemitism and incitement to violence. Indeed, on the eve of the election, Trump ventured into the repugnant waters of global conspiracies, accusing Hillary Clinton of meeting “in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of US sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers,...
  • DNC Chair Candidate: My Job Is To Tell White People When To Shut Their Mouths

    01/24/2017 5:35:21 PM PST · by aquila48 · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 24, 2017 | Tim Hains
    The DNC held a forum for candidates hoping to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Monday at George Washington University. One candidate, Sally Boynton Brown, the executive director of Idaho's Democratic Party, urged Democrats to provide "training" to teach people to be "sensitive" and "how to shut their mouths if they are white." "My job is to shut other white people down when they want to interrupt," Brown said. SALLY BOYNTON BROWN: I’m a white woman, I don’t get it... My job is to listen and be a voice and shut other white people down when they want...
  • Trump clamps down on federal agencies

    01/24/2017 5:32:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 24, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    The Trump administration is clamping down on public communications by agencies as it seeks to assert control over the federal bureaucracy. New restrictions on social media use and interaction with press and lawmakers at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the departments of Commerce, Health and Human Services, Agriculture and the Interior have sparked concerns of a President Trump-backed effort to silence dissenting views. The Trump administration’s newly imposed communications rules vary at different agencies. At the EPA, staffers were ordered to stop issuing press releases, blog updates and social media posts, according to a memo to employees. The Agriculture...
  • Trump Is Said to Keep James Comey as F.B.I. Director

    01/24/2017 5:28:29 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 34 replies
    New York Tomes ^ | January 23, 2017 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and ADAM GOLDMAN
    WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, told his top agents from around the country that he had been asked by President Trump to stay on the job running the federal government’s top law enforcement agency, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • Exclusive: Trump expected to sign executive orders on immigration

    01/24/2017 5:23:27 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 24,2017 | Julia Edwards Ainsley
    <p>U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign several executive orders on Wednesday restricting immigration from Syria and six other Middle Eastern or African countries, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.</p> <p>In addition to Syria, Trump's orders are expected to temporarily restrict access to the United States for most refugees. Another order will block visas from being issued to those from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.</p>
  • Drive-Bys Have Cow Over Voter Fraud

    01/24/2017 4:43:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Rush ^ | January 24, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ah, this is great. The Drive-Bys won’t stop asking about it. I guess Trump last night made some reference again to all of the illegals who voted, and the Drive-Bys just keep going back to it today. And Spicer says (paraphrasing), “Look, there’s no investigation. We’re thinking of having one. There’s nothing new here, you people. The president has said that he believed a number of illegal people voted for a long time. He referenced it again last night, and you’re acting like it’s something new. It isn’t anything new.” And they are acting like it’s something new. They...
  • ABC News Apologizes After Editing Former Bush Spox’s Praise of Sean Spicer to Sound Like Attack

    01/24/2017 4:38:41 PM PST · by pissant · 54 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1.24.17 | Alex Griswold
    ABC News apologized Tuesday after the Monday night edition of Nightline edited a quote from former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer in a way that made it appear that he was more critical of current White House press secretary Sean Spicer than he actually was. “[Spicer’s] briefing made me uncomfortable. It was too truculent, too tough. It looks as if the ball was dropped on Saturday,” Nightline quoted Fleischer as saying. But Fleischer took to Twitter to complain that he had been taken out of context.
  • Reuters: Trump Expected to Sign Executive Orders on Immigration

    01/24/2017 3:51:58 PM PST · by hotsteppa · 23 replies
    President Donald Trump was expected to sign several executive orders restricting immigration on Wednesday, at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter. Trump's orders were expected to involve restricting access to the United States for refugees and some visa holders from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.
  • Ken Blackwell: Donald Trump Won The 'Respect' Vote

    01/24/2017 4:00:12 PM PST · by drewh · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:59 AM 01/24/2017 | Ken Blackwell Former Ohio Secretary of State
    Donald Trump isn’t the first Republican president denounced as “illegitimate.” The Left spent eight years refusing to get over George W. Bush’s victory in 2000. It was the same issue. He won the election by the rules, but Al Gore had more “popular” votes. That happened again on November 8. But nothing about the election was illegitimate. After all, the rules determine how you play the game. If what counted was the national vote total, both candidates would have run very different races. Who knows who would have accumulated more votes? Donald Trump didn’t worry about running up the score...
  • ANTIFASCHISTISCHE AKTION - in panic because their rioting may get them 10 years in jail

    01/24/2017 3:54:45 PM PST · by doug from upland · 127 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1-24-17 | some whacked out radical freak
    The link on Twitter has the full version. Here is the redacted one:
  • Insider: BHillary Clinton '50-50' On Running for NYC Mayor

    01/24/2017 3:42:57 PM PST · by drewh · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 24, 2017 | 2:10 | By Daniel Halper and Todd Venezia January 24, 2017 | 2:10am | Updated
    Hillary Clinton is seriously considering a run for New York mayor, according to a major city political insider, who claims she’s “50-50.” Supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis said he talked to the failed Democratic presidential nominee, and came away convinced she may try to resurrect her political career by challenging Mayor Bill de Blasio this year. “I spoke to her about it, but she didn’t indicate or signal to me [whether she would run]. She didn’t say never, she didn’t say no. In my personal opinion, it’s 50-50,” the billionaire owner of Gristedes Foods told The Real Deal real estate blog...
  • Dan Rather on Trump: 'These are not normal times' (newsers must stand up to Trump's lies alert)

    01/24/2017 3:32:01 PM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2017 | Jennifer Calfas
    Dan Rather warned Americans about the Trump administration in a Facebook post on Sunday, saying these are not "normal times." The former CBS Evening news anchor targeted President Trump, adviser Kellyanne Conway and press secretary Sean Spicer for comments in the last 24 hours. "When you have a spokesperson for the president of the United States wrap up a lie in the Orwellian phrase 'alternative facts' ..." Rather wrote. "When you have a press secretary in his first appearance before the White House reporters threaten, bully, lie, and then walk out of the briefing room without the cajones to...
  • Libs float idea to stop interviewing Kellyanne Conway, altogether; she makes mincemeat of...

    01/24/2017 3:19:25 PM PST · by blueyon · 38 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | 1/24/17 | Samantha Chang
    """Libs float idea to stop interviewing Kellyanne Conway, altogether; she makes mincemeat of them every time""" A hallmark of fascism is to silence your critics. So it may come as no surprise that leftist “journalism professor” Jay Rosen wants to silence Kellyanne Conway, the senior adviser to President Trump, because he disagrees with her political views. kellyanne-conway red dress Leftists who claim to be pro-women often attack Kellyanne Conway’s appearance when they disagree with her views. (YouTube) Rosen said on a Recode Media podcast that the press should stop interviewing Conway because she confuses him (audio below): I don’t think...
  • Gregg Jarrett: The first (and frivolous) lawsuit against President Trump

    01/24/2017 2:53:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    If you’re in the mood for a good chuckle, try reading the first lawsuit filed against the new president since he was sworn in. The man hasn’t even unpacked his collection of red silk ties… and already he stands accused of corruption while in office. Predictably, the plaintiffs are a clique of law professors serving as “arm candy” for a liberal group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (an oxymoron, to be sure). Their pleadings read like a dime novel. Or a comic book. On the first page, we are warned of a “secret” and “grave threat”. The...
  • BREAKING: U.S. House Votes to Permanently Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

    01/24/2017 2:33:07 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 126 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | January 24, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 24, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted 238 to 183 today to permanently ban taxpayer funding of abortion. The No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act (HR 7), introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, makes the Hyde Amendment permanent. Thus far it has been subject to annual renewal. The Hyde Amendment prohibits federal money from being used to fund abortions through Medicaid. The Charlotte Lozier Institute says the Hyde Amendment has saved over 2 million lives since it was enacted in 1976. A January 2017 Marist poll revealed 61% of Americans don’t support using tax...
  • Stop Smearing Price and Confirm Now

    01/24/2017 2:13:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | January 24, 2017 | Andrew Mangione
    Why is the Left so terrified of President-elect Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Rep. Tom Price? A paragon of rationality, well spoken, thoughtful, reasoning and respectful, they seem unable to answer his critique of runaway government on similar terms, so have turned now to fake news – or what, in any other country, would be called libel. This farce – venting of the mean spleen over facts and decent dialogue – must stop. In case you haven’t heard, the latest attack on Dr. Price centers on a hit piece done by the nation’s leading republisher of fake...
  • The Book Of Saul

    01/24/2017 2:10:05 PM PST · by OddLane · 3 replies
    City Journal ^ | January 23, 2017 | Steven Malanga
    Saturday’s Women’s March in Washington and cities around the country seems to have been a cathartic moment for the Left. Many in the media reveled in the “explosion of energy,” the “thundering roar,” and the “stinging rebuke” to President Donald Trump represented by this supposedly spontaneous “resistance” movement. Yet, come Monday morning, Trump was still president and Republicans still held both houses of Congress. And while some Democratic governors and mayors pledge to resist Trump, Republicans have enjoyed a remarkable string of victories at the state and local levels during the last eight years. The GOP holds 33 state legislatures...
  • Key witness in Swallow case claims Greg Hughes, Harry Reid met in his S. California office

    01/24/2017 2:09:55 PM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 6 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Jan. 24, 2017 3:00 p.m. | Dennis Romboy
    A convicted felon and key prosecution witness in the criminal case against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow threw out some big names in state and national politics during a court hearing Tuesday. And Swallow’s one-time co-defendant who prosecutors still consider a “co-conspirator,” former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, made an unexpected appearance in the courtroom. Marc Jenson testified at an evidentiary hearing that Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, and then U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, attended a “secret” meeting involving the Utah Transit Authority in his Southern California office in 2009. Hughes was a legislator but...
  • CBC Fake News Show Hires Actor to Portray Racist Trump Supporter

    01/24/2017 1:54:18 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 24, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    It seems that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Marketplace show was unable to find a racist Trump supporter. Instead, they hired an actor named Mike to portray one as you shall see. Mike's job as a racist Trump supporter was to sell a couple of White Power T-shirts along with a "Make Canada Great Again" T-shirt. It was their laughably unsubtle attempt to link Donald Trump to racism. 
  • 'The President Does Believe That': Spicer Grilled on Trump's Claims of Illegal Votes

    01/24/2017 12:25:28 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 66 replies
    Fox ^ | January 24, 2017
    <p>White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was grilled this afternoon by multiple reporters on whether President Donald Trump believes that millions of votes were illegally cast in November's election.</p> <p>Spicer did not back off Trump's claim, which was reportedly made by the president in a meeting Monday with lawmakers.</p>
  • Resurrection of Keystone and DAPL cements America's climate antagonism

    01/24/2017 1:36:04 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 24, 2017 | by Oliver Milman
    If there were any lingering doubts over Donald Trump’s enthusiasm for shoving the US back into the smoggy embrace of fossil fuels, his decision to revive the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines banishes them utterly. Trump has thrown down the most provocative gauntlet possible to the environmental movement, which now sees its worst fears crystalizing within a few days of the inauguration. This will be an aggressively pro-oil and gas administration, even if that means boiling the planet. “Donald Trump has been in office for four days and he’s already proving to be the dangerous threat to our climate...
  • Trump Hysteria, ACLU-Style

    01/24/2017 1:25:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | January 24, 2017 | Robert Knight
    Now that Donald Trump has been sworn in as America’s 45th president, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has hit the panic button.Pledging “resistance” to Mr. Trump, the ACLU is in a veritable tantrum over the results of the November election.  Their poster boy ought to be that sad anti-Trump protester who set himself on fire (and is recovering) last Tuesday outside Trump’s new D.C. hotel.  As part of its promotion of Saturday’s post-inaugural Women’s March for Abortion (okay, they didn’t call it that, but it’s the reality), the ACLU featured a downloadable poster of the Statue of Liberty...
  • Do Illegal Votes Decide Elections?

    01/24/2017 1:20:06 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 54 replies ^ | Dec 15, 2016 | By Hans A. von Spakovsky and John Fund
    Donald Trump’s claim that illegal voting may have cost him a popular-vote majority has touched off outrage. Widespread voter fraud, the media consensus suggests, isn’t possible. But there is a real chance that significant numbers of noncitizens and others are indeed voting illegally, perhaps enough to make up the margin in some elections. There’s no way of knowing for sure. The voter-registration process in almost all states runs on the honor system. The Obama administration has done everything it can to keep the status quo in place. The Obama Justice Department has refused to file a single lawsuit to enforce...
  • Promise fulfilled: Trump freezes federal hiring amid demands for “diversity”

    01/24/2017 8:08:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/24/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It was one of the promises Donald Trump made on the campaign trail which drew widespread approbation from conservatives while spurring varying degrees of either anger or depression among the beltway crowd. Trump said that it would be more of an ax than a new broom when it comes to the size of the federal workforce and he would freeze hiring if elected. The pledge led as many as a third of federal workers to say they might walk off the job if he was elected. So would he really do it? Well… that didn’t take long. (Government Executive)...
  • And the Message?

    01/24/2017 1:03:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 24, 2017 | Bill Tatro
    Whether they were paid, George Soros induced, or just that their heart was overpowering their brain, it was impressive the number of women and men who gathered in Washington D.C. from around the country for the Women’s March on Washington. I listened carefully as the Women's March on Washington co-chair Carmen Perez stated, on CNN, that they were not marching against anything but were marching for “something.” Being a college student in Washington D.C. during the turbulent 60s I can certainly understand protesting and marching for “something.” “Stop the War!” “Hell no we won’t go!” “We won’t fight another rich...
  • Ford CEO Mark Fields ‘Excited’ for Donald Trump ‘Renaissance in American Manufacturing’

    01/24/2017 12:11:53 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 24, 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    “I think as an industry, we’re excited about working together with the president and his administration on tax policies, on regulation, and on trade to really create a renaissance in American manufacturing,” Fields told reporters after the meeting, according to the Detroit News. Fields also praised Trump’s decision to kill former President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, pointing out that it failed to address currency manipulation.
  • Trump's down to three in Supreme Court search

    01/24/2017 12:18:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/24/2017 | By ELIANA JOHNSON and SHANE GOLDMACHER
    President Donald Trump has narrowed his first Supreme Court nomination to three finalists, with 10th Circuit judge Neil Gorsuch and 3rd Circuit judge Thomas Hardiman emerging as front-runners while 11th Circuit Judge Bill Pryor remains in the running but fading, according to people familiar with the search process. Trump interviewed at least those three finalists in New York during the transition, according to a person familiar with the search. Trump himself said Tuesday he would make a selection for the court’s empty seat next week and summoned top Senate leaders to the White House to discuss his impending choice to...
  • Trump signs five more orders on pipelines, steel and environment

    01/24/2017 12:32:48 PM PST · by DFG · 33 replies
    USA Today via WFAA ^ | 01/24/2017 | Gregory Korte
    President Trump signed five more executive actions Tuesday in a blitz of executive power meant to speed approvals of high-profile energy projects like the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. In reversing the Obama administration policy to disapprove the Keystone pipeline, Trump emphasized that the construction isn't a done deal. "It's something that subject to a renegotiation of terms by us," he said. "We'll see if we can get the pipeline built. A lot of jobs, 28,000 jobs." Keystone XL is a proposed 1,179-mile cross-border pipeline from Alberta to Nebraska that became a lightning rod for Obama's energy policy, with...
  • Trump orders EPA media blackout

    01/24/2017 12:30:46 PM PST · by ColdOne · 100 replies ^ | 1/24/17 | Bob Fredericks/ap
    President Trump on Tuesday imposed a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding new contracts or grants. Emails sent to EPA staff since his inauguration on Friday and reviewed by the Associated Press detailed the specific prohibitions banning press releases, blog updates or posts to the agency’s social media accounts.
  • California schools may face cuts amid skyrocketing pension costs

    01/24/2017 7:03:17 AM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 23, 2017 | Jill Tucker
    Public schools around California are bracing for a crisis driven by skyrocketing worker pension costs that are expected to force districts to divert billions of dollars from classrooms into retirement accounts, education officials said. The depth of the funding gap became clear to district leaders when they returned from the holiday break: What they contribute to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, known as CalPERS, will likely double within six years, according to state estimates. CalPERS, a public pension fund with $300 billion in assets that is the country’s largest, manages retirement benefits for 1.8 million current and former city,...
  • One-third of Californians support Calexit

    01/24/2017 12:07:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/24/2017 | John Sexton
    Reuters has a poll out which found a surprising number of Californians are ready to secede from the union now that Donald Trump is president: One in every three California residents supports the most populous U.S. state’s peaceful withdrawal from the union, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, many of them Democrats strongly opposed to Trump’s ascension to the country’s highest office.The 32 percent support rate is sharply higher than the last time the poll asked Californians about secession, in 2014, when one-in-five or 20 percent favored it around the time Scotland held its independence referendum and voted...
  • Watch ‘Big Joe’ go off on anti-Trump protesters in epic fight you have to see to believe

    01/24/2017 12:01:51 PM PST · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    Bizpacreview ^ | January 23, 2017 | Carmine Sabia
    A man who called himself “Big Joe” confronted protesters at the Women’s March in Los Angeles with a brutal dose of truth. Joe was telling a man who was interviewing him that it was time for America to unite behind the president and give him a chance, when one of the “peaceful” female protesters interrupted and berated him. The woman insisted that President Trump wasn’t elected. “You are on a bike and you are oblivious,” she said to Joe as if somehow being on a bike rendered him unable to think. “Political correctness is a disease,” Joe said before going...
  • White Candidate For DNC Chair Says Her Job Will Be ‘To Shut Other White People Down’ [VIDEO]

    01/24/2017 11:42:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies ^ | 1/23/17 | Chuck Ross
    Sally Boynton Brown, a white woman running for chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Monday that if she is chosen to lead the party her job will be to “shut other white people down.” “My job is to shut other white people down when they want to interrupt,” Brown said during a DNC candidate forum. Brown, the executive director of the Idaho Democratic Committee, is running for the chair position against six other candidates, including three African-American candidates and one Hispanic, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez.
  • Turnaround Time in America

    01/24/2017 10:51:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | January 24, 2017 | Bill Murchison
    Like him or not -- and I can argue it both ways -- established constitutional processes have hoisted Donald J. Trump atop the presidential plinth, where he stands now, getting ready to run things, insofar as anybody runs anything anymore. The latter point -- the semi-chaotic nature of 21st century social and political life -- is one we might fix on as we figure out what we're in for these next four years. Here is my guess: We are "in for" market-driven reforms led by an entrepreneur who will show us, as all entrepreneurs must in due course, whether...
  • Trump's New CIA Director: "Jesus Christ Is The Only Solution For Our World"

    01/23/2017 6:21:27 PM PST · by Mr. M.J.B. · 167 replies
    HELLO CHRISTIAN ^ | 12/19/2016 ? | n/a
    President Trump has nominated his new CIA chief, Mike Pompeo. An evangelical Christian, Pompeo is a well-respected figure in the national security community. He is also an army veteran, and a staunch pro-life advocate. Two years ago, Pompeo gave a Church speech where he said Muslims who think Islam is “the only way” needed to be dealt with. “This threat to America is from people who deeply believe that Islam is the way and the light and the only answer,” Pompeo told the church-goers, according to Press TV. “These folks believe that it is religiously driven for them to wipe...
  • Senior Secret Service agent suggests she wouldn't take 'a bullet' for Trump

    01/24/2017 10:37:58 AM PST · by abb · 231 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...
  • Trump: America for the Americans!

    01/24/2017 10:35:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | January 24, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    As the patriotic pageantry of Inauguration Day gave way to the demonstrations of defiance Saturday, our new America came into view. We are two nations now, two peoples. Though bracing, President Trump's inaugural address was rooted in cold truths, as he dispensed with the customary idealism of inaugurals that are forgotten within a fortnight of the president being sworn in. Trump's inaugural was Jacksonian. He was speaking to and for the forgotten Americans whose hopes he embodies, pledging to be their champion against those who abandon them in pursuit of higher, grander, nobler causes. Declared Trump: "For too long,...
  • Trump Supporter Gets Hair Lit on Fire by Anti-Trump Protester [w/Video]

    01/24/2017 10:16:04 AM PST · by Hadean · 27 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 24, 2017 | Charlie Hoffmann
    A video now going viral shows an anti-Donald Trump protester lighting a Trump supporter’s hair on fire during a confrontation the day of the presidential inauguration. The video shows Trump supporters on Friday engaging in a peaceful back-and-forth with protesters chanting “Love trumps hate,” referencing the new president. At one point, a Trump supporter walks up to the group of demonstrators to take a picture of her wearing Trump gear in front of them. As she poses for the photo with her back turned to the protesters, one of them can be seen approaching her and pulling out a lighter. As...
  • Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich

    01/24/2017 10:09:44 AM PST · by pabianice · 35 replies
    The New Yorker | 1/23/17 | Osnos
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  • ACLU seeks copy of proposed changes to US election law

    01/24/2017 10:01:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 24, 2017 12:50 PM EST | Roxana Hegeman
    The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal court to force Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to turn over proposed changes to the nation’s voter registration law that the conservative Republican was photographed bringing to a meeting in November with Donald Trump. That draft document — which is partially obscured by Kobach’s left arm and hand in the photograph taken by The Associated Press — is being sought as part of the ACLU’s lawsuit challenging Kansas’ restrictive voter registration law. The ALCU filed its request for the proposed amendments late Monday. Kobach has championed Kansas’ proof-of-citizenship requirement as an...
  • The (bitter WaPo) Latest: Trump tweets photo of crowds at inauguration

    01/24/2017 10:00:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 24, 2017
    President Donald Trump is hanging up some new art in the White House press area - and it's none too subtle. The panoramic photo shows the crowds gathered near the U.S. Capitol for Trump's inauguration on Friday. It's a nod to the ongoing interest the president has in making it clear that his event was well-attended.