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  • Bizarre: FBI Calls Scalise Shooting 'Spontaneous,' Gunman 'Had No Target In Mind,' Motive

    06/23/2017 2:16:37 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | un 22, 2017 11:15 | Guy Benson
    Totally baffling. This Associated Press write-up of yesterday's FBI press conference makes clear that everyone involved agrees that deceased shooter James Hodgkinson detested Republicans with a fiery passion, yet investigators seem unwilling to call his attack premeditated or specifically targeted -- nor will they comment on his motive at this point. Why? Am I missing something here? This is what they're telling us right now: The gunman who shot a top House Republican and four other people on a Virginia baseball field didn’t have any concrete plans to inflict violence on the Republicans he loathed, FBI officials said Wednesday...They said...
  • Celebrities Stand Up For Planned Parenthood (VIDEO)

    06/23/2017 2:07:34 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 3 replies
    Gossip Cop ^ | June 23, 2017 | Andrew Shuster
    Several A-list celebrities are standing up for Planned Parenthood by asking Americans to contact their senators and urge them to protect the women’s healthcare organization. Watch the video below. The star-studded plea is in reaction to the Senate’s recently released version of Trumpcare, which includes a provision to defund Planned Parenthood. Among the famous faces joining forces in support of women’s access to affordable, quality healthcare include Jennifer Lawrence, Jon Hamm, Brie Larson, Amy Poehler, Judd Apatow, Elisabeth Moss, Alison Brie, Andrew Rannells, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Walsh, Lena Dunham, Suki Waterhouse, and many more. “This is nothing more than a...
  • Johnny Depp Apologizes for Donald Trump Assassination Joke

    06/23/2017 12:30:35 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 57 replies
    variety.com ^ | 6/23/17 | Alex Stedman
    Johnny Depp has issued an apology for a controversial comment about President Donald Trump, asking, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone,” the actor said in a statement to People on Friday. Depp’s joke, in reference to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth in 1865, was made during an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival. “I want to qualify, I
  • Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

    06/23/2017 11:58:56 AM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2017 | Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Adam Entous
    arly last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race.
  • Morning in America Here in America: Debate over America First & manufacturing enters a new phase

    06/23/2017 11:16:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 23, 2017 | Peter Roff
    Up until Donald Trump’s election it looked like the trade wars were largely over. Policymakers in both parties seemed to have accepted full integration of the United States into the global economy was both a good and a goal. Trump turned that on its head. He built his Electoral College majority on the resentment of folks who believed free trade and global commerce helped create jobs for other people in other places while leaving them behind. It’s a powerful message that’s starting to resonate in Congress. Even Texas Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means...
  • Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

    06/23/2017 10:30:00 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 110 replies
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents, the city attorney said Friday. Attorney Apollo Carey disclosed the amount in an email in response to an open records request. The settlement of the federal lawsuit was announced Tuesday, but financial details were not initially released. Carey declined further comment on the settlement. A phone message seeking comment from the attorney for the family, Anthony Gray, was not immediately returned. Brown, 18, was black and unarmed when he was fatally shot by...
  • U.S. Ruled by Executive, Legislative, Judicial Branches… and Richard Cordray

    06/23/2017 10:14:57 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 22, 2017 | Jon Cassidy
    A despotism in our midst no one can do anything about, evidently. Could Congress create a fourth branch of government? Maybe break off a piece of what the executive branch handles now — commerce, say, or agriculture, or maybe even defense — and create a new office supported by its own dedicated tax stream and the authority to levy penalties? The president could still appoint this officer — I think prince-bishop has a nice ring to it — but wouldn’t be able to remove His Excellency absent extraordinary factual circumstances. Maybe we could expect the prince-bishop to decree exile for...
  • iPhone Manufacturer Wants To Create Tens Of Thousands Of US Jobs (Foxconn)

    06/23/2017 10:03:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KGTV-TV ^ | June 22, 2017 | Casey Mendoza and Grant Suneson
    In a move that will likely make the Trump administration really happy, a major manufacturer is shifting jobs from China to the U.S. Foxconn, the company known for making iPhones and other big-name gadgets, plans to invest $10 billion in a production plant in the U.S — specifically somewhere in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana or Texas. The plant could create up to 50,000 new jobs. President Trump hinted at this deal in June while visiting Wisconsin for his "workforce development" tour. "Just backstage, we were negotiating with a major, major, incredible manufacturer of phones and computers and televisions,"...
  • Senate announces probe of Loretta Lynch behavior in 2016 election

    06/23/2017 9:43:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 23, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday.
  • F.B.I. Investigating Deals Involving Paul Manafort and Son-in-Law (and Dustin Hoffman, lol)

    06/23/2017 9:39:22 AM PDT · by keat · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 23, 2017 | MIKE McINTIRE
    Federal investigators are examining financial transactions involving Paul Manafort and his son-in-law, who embarked on a series of real estate deals in recent years fueled by millions of dollars from Mr. Manafort, according to two people familiar with the matter. The transactions involve the financing of apartments and luxury homes in New York and California using money from Mr. Manafort, as well as from other investors solicited by the son-in-law, Jeffrey Yohai, including the actor Dustin Hoffman and his son. F.B.I. agents have reviewed financial records related to Mr. Yohai, who has been accused in a lawsuit of defrauding investors,...
  • Georgia 2018: Stacey Abrams runs to be state’s first black governor

    06/23/2017 9:08:46 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 23 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 3, 2017 | Greg Bluestein
    Democrat Stacey Abrams entered the campaign for Georgia governor on Saturday with a pledge to expand pre-kindergarten programs and make technical college education free, promising she’d bring a “bold and ambitious approach” to state government that will invigorate the economy. Abrams, who heads her party’s caucus in the Georgia House, said that as governor she’ll embrace the same knack for compromise with Republicans who have controlled the statehouse for more than a decade when she sees common ground. But she said she would stick to a fiercely progressive agenda on some of the biggest partisan divides, including efforts to restrict...
  • John Podesta to be interviewed by House Intelligence Committee: Report

    06/23/2017 8:47:00 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 6/22/17 | Josh Siegel
    The House Intelligence Committee next week plans to interview John Podesta as part of its investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign, according to a new report. CNN reported Thursday night that the meeting with Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman last year, will occur in private.
  • Beyond Pro-Choice: The Solution to White Supremacy is White Abortion

    06/23/2017 7:53:00 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 54 replies
    Medusa Magazine ^ | 6/21/17 | Nicole Valentine
    White women: it is time to do your part! Your white children reinforce the white supremacist society that benefits you. If you claim to be progressive, and yet willingly birth white children by your own choice, you are a hypocrite. White women should be encouraged to abort their white children, and to use their freed-up time and resources to assist women of color who have no other choice but to raise their children. Women of color are in need of financial and humanitarian resources. As this white supremacist society continues to imprison black fathers, women of color are forced to...
  • ‘I’ll Be Damned!’: Trey Gowdy is Furious That Intel Chief Dan Coats’ House Testimony Leaked

    06/23/2017 7:46:53 AM PDT · by blueplum · 127 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 22 June 2017 9:27pm | Joe DePaulo
    Several stories have emerged with reported details of the testimony given by Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats in a closed-door session before House investigators. And Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) is furious about it. "About eight hours ago, Adam Schiff and I looked Dan Coats in the eyes and we assured him that there would be no selective leaking of his testimony to us. And I’ll be damned if eight hours later, there aren’t three different leaks with what he told us. "So if anyone is questioning why Congressional investigations aren’t taken seriously, and are viewed as political exercises, you...
  • Kellyanne Mocks CNN Obsession: “Russia, Russia”

    06/23/2017 7:12:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Interviewed by Alisyn Camerota on CNN this morning, Kellyanne Conway wanted to discuss the progress that the Trump admin has made on a variety of fronts, from job creation to regulation roll-back to health care. But Camerota cared about one thing only: Russia, and a just-published Washinton Post report that Putin ordered efforts to hurt Hillary and help Trump. Eventually, Conway had enough: “Alisyn, I know that we just like to say the word “Russia, Russia” to try to mislead the voters. And I know that CNN is aiding and abetting this nonsense as well.” View the video here.
  • The Passing of the Pelosi Era

    06/23/2017 6:48:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    In the first round of the special election for the House seat in Georgia's Sixth District, 30-year-old Jon Ossoff swept 48 percent. He more than doubled the vote of his closest GOP rival, Karen Handel. A Peach State pickup for the Democrats and a huge humiliation for President Trump seemed at hand. But in Tuesday's final round, Ossoff, after the most costly House race in history, got 48 percent again, and lost. If Democratic donors are grabbing pitchforks, who can blame them? And what was Karen Handel's cutting issue? Ossoff lived two miles outside the district and represented the values...
  • The Little Putsch That Could Beget a Great Big Coup

    06/23/2017 6:28:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    dailyreckoning.com ^ | Posted June 21, 2017 | By David Stockman
    So let’s start with two obvious points about the whole Russia fiasco… Namely, there is no “there, there.” First off, the president has the power to declassify secret documents at will. But in this instance he could also do that without compromising intelligence community (IC) “sources and methods” in the slightest. That’s because after Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013, the whole world was put on notice — and most especially Washington’s adversaries — that it collects every single electronic digit that passes through the worldwide web and related communications grids. Washington essentially has universal and omniscient SIGINT (signals intelligence). Acknowledging...
  • BUSTED: @BreitbartNews And @TownHallcom Censor @AnnCoulter To Cover Up Anti-Trump Hate Crimes

    06/23/2017 6:25:56 AM PDT · by outinyellowdogcountry · 35 replies
    GotNews ^ | 6-22-17 | Charles C. Johnson
    Breitbart News and Town Hall censored an Ann Coulter column on Wednesday to help the mainstream media cover up 200 hate crimes committed against supporters of President Donald J. Trump, as documented by American Renaissance. Coulter’s Wednesday column—entitled “The Left Has One More Argument: Kill Them All!”—which The Daily Caller published in full, assails the mainstream media for neglecting to mention politically-motivated acts of violence against Trump supporters. Breitbart News and Town Hall ran the same, censored version of the Coulter column without the link to American Renaissance’s anti-Trump hate map. Read The Daily Caller’s truthful version of the Coulter...
  • MSNBC Analyst Compares Trump to a Suicide Bomber

    06/23/2017 6:08:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 06/23/17 | Chris Menahan
    According to MSNBC political analyst Elise Jordan, supporting Trump is just like supporting a suicide bomber, because he'll blow you up along with himself if you "go out on the limb" for him. Jordan was asked by MSNBC's Craig Melvin on Thursday to comment on the news that Trump said he has no tapes of his conversations with James Comey. "Earlier in the broadcast," Melvin said, "I said the president was bluffing. I may have been, perhaps, too fair. It would seem as if the president may have been lying all along about the existence of these tapes."Jordan responded: "No,...
  • Trump: Mueller’s Friendship With Comey Is ‘Very Bothersome’

    06/23/2017 5:57:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/23/17 | Yaron Steinbuch
    President Trump said it is “very bothersome” that the man investigating possible ties between his presidential campaign and Russia is good friends with ousted FBI director James Comey. The president was asked in an interview to be broadcast Friday morning on “Fox and Friends” whether special counsel Robert Mueller should step down because of his relationship with Comey. “We’re going to have to see,” Trump replied.