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  • The puppy, populism and the dance: Elections in Turkey between sanity and insanity

    06/18/2018 11:52:22 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    Deutsche Welle (DW) ^ | 6-18-2018 | Ece Temelkuran
    Ahead of Turkey's presidential election, author Ece Temelkuran praises her compatriots' unbroken spirit. She says it is a model for all who have begun to experience the maddening absurdity of right-wing populism. Just days before an election that President Erdogan has forced on Turkey to consolidate his power, the most heated debate on Turkish social media surrounds a photo of a maimed black puppy whose paws were cut off before it was thrown away. Most people are shocked by this extreme act of cruelty. But as with everything else these days, even this discussion took on a political dimension: Government supporters dismissed the reactions...
  • Gun by her side, GOP US Senate candidate talks of threats

    06/18/2018 11:40:05 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 3 replies
    Assoc. Press via MSN ^ | 6/18/18 | Scott Bauer
    AP material - link only https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gun-by-her-side-gop-us-senate-candidate-talks-of-threats/ar-AAyOIk3?ocid=spartandhp
  • Trump supporter disrupts deNiro's musical with "Keep America Great " Flag

    06/18/2018 11:24:54 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 18, 2018
    . A Trump supporter tried disrupting a performance of the Robert De Niro-directed “A Bronx Tale: The Musical” on Saturday — standing up during the curtain call and displaying a “Keep America Great!” flag toward the audience. “The times we live in,” tweeted audience member Joe Del Vicario, along with a pic showing the Broadway protest. “At the end of [the performance], a man turned around and faced the audience to show us how big of a pair he has,” Del Vicario explained. “He was escorted shortly after.”
  • Live NOW 2pm EST: Senate Judiciary Committee - Horowitz/Wray

    06/18/2018 11:04:58 AM PDT · by thoughtomator · 115 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 6/18/2018 | CSPAN
    Live now... here it comes. https://www.c-span.org/video/?446804-1/doj-inspector-general-fbi-director-testify-clinton-email-probe-report
  • Trey Gowdy: With Bias At The FBI, I Don’t Know How Mueller Prosecutes Anyone (Trunc.)

    06/18/2018 11:01:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 18, 2018 | Allahoundit
    Article's full title: "Trey Gowdy: With All This Bias At The FBI, I Don’t Know How Mueller Successfully Prosecutes Anyone" Excerpt: The key bit from a long interview on “Fox News Sunday.” Watch for about two and a half minutes where the clip picks up below. On Friday, marveling at Gowdy’s anger over the IG report, I flagged the following quote about Peter Strzok from his interview with Bret Baier the night before. No one within the GOP has been as stalwart a defender of the Russiagate probe as Gowdy has. The despair was palpable:
  • The Ghost Of Freddie Gray Haunts Baltimore’s Elections

    06/18/2018 10:39:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/18/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    The race to elect new state’s attorneys in Maryland is heating up, including the reelection bid of Baltimore’s now famous (infamous?) Marilyn Mosby. If you’re familiar with that name it’s probably because she was the one in charge during the Freddie Gray riots and the subsequent failed attempts to prosecute six Baltimore police officers over their actions during Gray’s arrest and death. So you probably wouldn’t be surprised to find that the campaign literature making the rounds this month includes pictures of Mosby making her famous announcement and reminders of those ill-considered trials. But there’s a catch. Freddie Gray...
  • Trump: U.S. won't become a 'migrant camp'

    06/18/2018 10:26:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump challenged Democrats to “come to the table” to fix the country’s immigration system, saying Monday that the current battle is over whether the U.S. should have borders. Speaking at the White House Mr. Trump said the U.S. “will not be a migrant camp.” He said if Congress can find agreement on a way to update what he called the “worst immigration laws in the entire world” it could be a trendsetting move for the rest of the globe. “Just remember — a country without borders is not a country at all. We need borders, we need security, we...
  • GMA Touts Singer’s ‘XXXk You’ Father's Day Tweet to Paul Ryan as ‘Voice of Dissent’

    06/18/2018 10:01:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/18/2018 | Kristine Marsh
    As they did last week along with the other networks, ABC led its Monday morning Good Morning America by hyping complaints from Democrats and liberals about the Trump Administration border policy. Correspondent Marcus Moore’s report even touted a celebrity’s curse-filled rant at the GOP without acknowledging the profanity. GMA started off its obsessive negative coverage with a report by White House correspondent Cecilia Vega, noting disapproval from first ladies Bush and Trump. “This is a policy that’s just eating away in terms of controversy at this White House,” Vega hyped, before adding that both Melania Trump and former First Lady...
  • South Carolina man snaps photo of a cloud that 'looks like' TRUMP

    06/18/2018 9:57:59 AM PDT · by ZagFan · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-18-2018 | Jordan Barnes
    A man in South Carolina photographed a cloud that bared an uncanny resemblance to US President Donald Trump. The astonishing find was made by Facebook user AJ Brackins who uploaded the pictures on Trump's birthday last week. He wrote in a post that has been shared more than 130 times: 'Check this cloud out! Looks like Trump! #MAGA'.
  • Mrs. Bush Rails Against 'Cruel' Border Separation Policy

    06/18/2018 9:51:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 73 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/18/2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Trump administration's policy of separating illegal immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border doesn't sit well with some people, including former First Lady Laura Bush. In a new op-ed for The Washington Post, Mrs. Bush explained why the White House's zero tolerance policy is "cruel," "immoral," and "breaks her heart." Mrs. Bush compared today's policy of separating families to our treatment of Japanese Americans during World War Two.
  • Planned Gridlock or Traffic Relief? Governor Hogan’s Traffic Relief Plan Offers Hope

    06/18/2018 9:22:07 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Montgomery County GOP ^ | June 18, 2018 | Mark Uncapher, MCGOP Chairman
    Any Montgomery County voter looking for traffic relief will not get much hope from the transportation manifestos of Montgomery County’s “progressive” Democrats this primary season. Collectively, they all try to outdo each other in their opposition to anything involving spending for roads. Instead of supporting projects that will reduce travel times, they propose diverting more money to public transit. They push a strategy of “planned gridlock” that is intended to drive motorists from their cars. If alleging “planned gridlock” seems harsh, consider the Montgomery County Council legislation designed to slow traffic flow by significantly narrowing travel lane widths on some...
  • Polling Evidence: Democrats Sprint Leftward On Immigration

    06/18/2018 8:45:25 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 8 replies
    As Democrat-connected, well-funded professional protest organizations gin up yet another round of faux outrage — this time over splitting up children and parents at the border — it is worth pointing out that it is the Left, not the rest of America, that has rapidly moved to an extreme position on immigration. Fast and far. Without going into the nether psyche of the American left, the evidence is overwhelming that Republicans have stayed consistent on immigration while Democrats, and by extension the mainstream media, have lurched lightyears leftward just since 2010. Facts and history, two enemies of the modern American...
  • It’s Time to Rethink America’s Failing Highways

    06/18/2018 8:13:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | June 12, 2018 | Robert Poole
    Here are two recent events you might have missed: In March, House speaker Paul Ryan was widely quoted as saying, “The last thing we want to do is pass historic tax relief and then undo that, so we are not going to raise gas taxes.”The next month, in California, Republicans submitted 54 percent more than the required signatures to put on the November ballot a measure that would repeal the 2017 state law increasing gasoline and diesel taxes. Meanwhile, roads in Los Angeles are in such bad shape that it costs the average driver $892 a year in additional vehicle...
  • Gay activists use 10-year-old ‘drag’ kid to promote New York Pride [NBC "Today" Whole Segment!]

    06/18/2018 7:34:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Life Site ^ | 2/26/18 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    A 10-year-old boy dressed in “drag” as a sexy woman stars in a new campaign video for the upcoming New York Pride event this June. The 30-second promotional video released February 21 shows Desmond Napoles, also known as “Desmond is Amazing,” dressed as a woman, wearing eyeshadow, and putting on lipstick for a drag show
  • Supreme Court sidesteps decision on partisan gerrymandering in rulings on WI, MD cases

    06/18/2018 8:08:14 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jun 18, 2018 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped a decision on when partisan gerrymandering goes too far, ruling against the challengers of a Republican-drawn map in Wisconsin and a Democratic redistricting in Maryland. The decisions in the separate cases once again puts off a decision on when courts can find that partisan efforts to keep parties in power goes so far as to be unconstitutional. It was a technical resolution of what has seemed to hold the promise of being a landmark decision about whether extreme efforts to give one party advantage over another were unconstitutional. While the court routinely polices the...
  • Trump: Children are being used by some of the worst criminals as a means to enter our country.

    06/18/2018 7:29:12 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 18, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    Children are being used by some of the worst criminals on earth as a means to enter our country. Has anyone been looking at the Crime taking place south of the border. It is historic, with some countries the most dangerous places in the world. Not going to happen in the U.S.
  • Trump supporter disrupts De Niro’s musical with ‘Keep America Great’ flag

    06/18/2018 6:55:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 18, 2018 | Chris Perez
    A Trump supporter tried disrupting a performance of the Robert De Niro-directed “A Bronx Tale: The Musical” on Saturday — standing up during the curtain call and displaying a “Keep America Great!” flag toward the audience. “The times we live in,” tweeted audience member Joe Del Vicario, along with a pic showing the Broadway protest. “At the end of [the performance], a man turned around and faced the audience to show us how big of a pair he has,” Del Vicario explained. “He was escorted shortly after.” Several people in attendance took to social media to document what happened Saturday...
  • James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming

    06/18/2018 6:33:51 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 18 June 2018 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn't. NASA's top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple months later, he even forecast how warm it would get, depending on emissions of heat-trapping gases. The hotter world that Hansen envisioned in 1988 has pretty much come true so far, more or less. Three decades later, most climate scientists interviewed rave about the accuracy of Hansen's predictions given the technology of the time. Hansen won't say,...
  • CNN’s Berman Blames Trump 4x in 56 Secs: “The White House Chose This” Child Separation Policy

    06/18/2018 4:02:00 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It’s—almost—enough to make you miss Chris Cuomo . . . Sounding like a Dem attack ad, new CNN co-host John Berman, speaking of the separation of the children of illegal immigrants, opened New Day this morning by repeating four times in 56 seconds: “the White House chose this.” Berman instructed his viewers that those are “five words you have to remember.” For good measure, he accused President Trump of a “ruse,” adding “the President has lied about this.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - June 18, 2018

    06/18/2018 2:35:29 AM PDT · by sneakers · 10 replies
    The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up , or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY, and on FM. 98.7 WAVL (and AM 910).