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  • ‘It’s Very Expensive:’ Most Teachers Say Immigration Has Harmful or Mixed Impact

    12/17/2017 6:58:19 PM PST · by x1stcav · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/17/17 | John Binder
    Most public school teachers say mass immigration has a “mixed” or a “negative” impact on American schoolkids. The Education Week Research Center survey reveals that 52 percent of public schoolteachers share mixed feelings about admitting more than one million legal immigrants a year into the U.S. — not including those who enter the country illegally every year — or said that immigration is generally “bad” for the education system. Only 38 percent said the impact was good. Ten percent declined to say. Concerning Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) illegals: “If I’m standing in line to get a cup of...
  • BOMBSHELL: Obama Protected Hezbollah Drug and Human Trafficking Rings To Appease Iran

    12/17/2017 6:55:47 PM PST · by blueyon · 13 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/17/17 | by Joshua Caplan
    In a bombshell report by POLITICO‘s Josh Meyer, the Obama administration is accused of protecting Hezbollah drug and human trafficking rings to help ensure a nuclear deal with Iran was achieved. POLITICO reports: Project Cassandra reached higher into the hierarchy of the conspiracy, Obama administration officials threw an increasingly insurmountable series of roadblocks in its way, according to interviews with dozens of participants who in many cases spoke for the first time about events shrouded in secrecy, and a review of government documents and court records. When Project Cassandra leaders sought approval for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial...
  • JW Presents: A Discussion on the Awan Brothers IT Scandal w/ Congressional House Members

    12/17/2017 6:32:03 PM PST · by bigbob · 1 replies
    Judicial Watch YouTube ^ | 10-10-17 | Judicial Watch
    As you may already know, a Democratic IT staffer named Imran Awan was arrested this past July on charges of bank fraud. He was employed with Debbie Wasserman Shultz and other congressional members. He is also a suspect in a cybersecurity investigation, having been banned from congressional networks in February. In addition, his relatives, also government IT employees, are currently being investigated for alleged involvement in defrauding the federal government as well as compromising sensitive information from congressional servers. This event featured: Congressman Louie Gohmert, TX-01 Congressman Jim Jordan, OH-04 Congressman Scott Perry, PA-04 Congressman Ron DeSantis FL-06 Congressman Steve...
  • Pelosi’s super PAC keeps donations from owners of child sex trafficking site Backpage

    12/17/2017 5:13:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 17, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    After California’s then-Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced felony pimping charges last year against the two owners of Backpage.com — a classified-ad website that is a hub for sex trafficking and prostitution, one of the men cut a $10,000 check to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s super PAC. Mrs. Pelosi’s political action committee, House Majority PAC, has resisted giving the money back, and an aide to Mrs. Pelosi said the California Democrat knows nothing about the contribution. The uproar over sexual harassment that began with the Harvey Weinstein scandal has intensified the scrutiny of political contributions linked to Backpage, which...
  • Has Our Government Spent $21 Trillion Of Our Money Without Telling Us?

    12/17/2017 4:24:54 PM PST · by free_life · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | Dec 8 - 2017 | Laurence Kotlikoff
    “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.” ~ Article I, Section 9, Clause 7, The US Constitution On July 26, 2016, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a report “Army General Fund Adjustments Not Adequately Documented or Supported”. The report indicates that for fiscal year 2015 the Army failed to provide adequate support for $6.5 trillion in journal voucher adjustments. According to the GAO's Comptroller General, "Journal...
  • A War Trump Won

    12/17/2017 2:40:17 PM PST · by mandaladon · 22 replies
    NYT ^ | 17 Dec 2017 | Ross Douthat
    There is nothing more characteristic of the Trump era, with its fire hose of misinformation, scandal and hyperbole, than that America and its allies recently managed to win a war that just two years ago consumed headlines and dominated political debate and helped Donald Trump himself get elected president — and somehow nobody seemed to notice. I mean the war against the Islamic State, whose expansion was the defining foreign policy calamity of Barack Obama’s second term, whose executions of Americans made the U.S.A. look impotent and whose utopian experiment drew volunteers drunk on world-historical ambitions and metaphysical dreams. Its...
  • Green Tyranny: Exposing the Totalitarian Roots of the Climate Industrial Complex

    12/17/2017 2:38:43 PM PST · by iowamark · 18 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 11/28/17 | Rupert Darwall
    Rupert Darwall is a strategy consultant and policy analyst. He read economics and history at Cambridge University and subsequently worked in finance as an investment analyst and in corporate finance before becoming a special adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He has written extensively for publications on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Wall Street Journal, National Review, the Daily Telegraph and The Spectator and is the author of the widely praised "The Age of Global Warming: A History" (2013). Climate change was political long before Al Gore first started talking about it. In Green Tyranny, Rupert Darwall...
  • Sen. John McCain returns to Arizona, will miss vote on GOP tax bill

    12/17/2017 12:40:31 PM PST · by springwater13 · 145 replies
    epublican Sen. John McCain is returning to Arizona after spending several days in a Maryland hospital recovering from side effects from chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer, CBS News has learned. McCain left Washington Sunday and is heading back to his home state to spend the holidays with his family. He will not be on hand for the final vote on the GOP tax passage expected for early this week. It is unclear when McCain might return to Washington. Despite a razor-thin margin needed to pass the measure, McCain's presence will not likely be the determining factor in the vote. Two...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Mueller's allegedly lawless acts have corrupted his probe and demand his removal

    12/17/2017 2:16:23 PM PST · by upchuck · 60 replies
    Fox ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Greg Jarrett
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is accused of acting in complete disregard for the law and must be removed. And so, too, must his entire team. There is devastating new evidence to suggest that Mueller and his staff of lawyers improperly, if not illegally, obtained tens of thousands of private documents belonging to President-elect Trump's Presidential Transition Team (PTT). The material includes emails, laptops and cell phones used by 13 PTT members. Critically, a "significant volume of privileged material" was taken by Mueller, according to the Trump transition lawyer, and then used by the special counsel team in its investigation. Mueller's...
  • Venezuela has the largest oil reserves. In the last three years its economy has collapsed (tr)

    12/17/2017 2:08:49 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 17, 2017 | MERIDITH KOHUT and ISAYEN HERRERA
    Kenyerber Aquino Merchán was 17 months old when he starved to death. His father left before dawn to bring him home from the hospital morgue. He carried Kenyerber’s skeletal frame into the kitchen and handed it to a mortuary worker who makes house calls for Venezuelan families with no money for funerals. Kenyerber’s spine and rib cage protruded as the embalming chemicals were injected. Aunts shooed away curious young cousins, mourners arrived with wildflowers from the hills, and relatives cut out a pair of cardboard wings from one of the empty white ration boxes that families increasingly depend on amid...
  • Why It’s Becoming Increasingly Obvious Adam Schiff Probably Leaked Trump Jr.-WikiLeaks #FakeNews

    12/17/2017 1:29:13 PM PST · by bitt · 47 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | ? | Joshua Caplan
    In a letter sent to Congressman Michael Conaway (R-TX) this week, Donald Trump Jr. attorney Alan S. Futerfas, called for an investigation into leaks from the House Intelligence Committee, suggesting the individual who leaked the false WikiLeaks story did so knowingly. But first, here is a recap of the “story.” The mainstream media embarrassed itself once again after it was caught pushing ‘Trump-Russia’ fake news. Both CNN and CBS fell for inaccurate reports alleging a WikiLeaks email was sent to Donald Trump Jr. with an encryption key to access future leaks. However, WikiLeaks had tweeted a link to the information...
  • Trump officials demand Mueller return thousands of emails

    12/17/2017 1:12:09 PM PST · by Magnatron · 48 replies
    Officials of President Trump's transition team plan to ask Special Counsel Robert Mueller to return "many tens of thousands" of transition emails they contend were unlawfully provided to him. But the prosecutor's office says emails being used in the investigation were properly obtained.
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (12/17/17 to 12/23/17)

    12/17/2017 12:43:46 PM PST · by DollyCali · 17 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | December 17, 2017 | DollyCali
    Welcome all you deplorables to this week's edition of the Dose! This is EVERYTHING TRUMP. Administration, family, frustrations, joys, winning! We welcome your research, your commentary, your personal OT sharing and your presence. Even if you do not share a lot, just check in and say hi. Lurkers are welcome.
  • Doug Jones breaks with top Democrats on Trump

    12/17/2017 12:12:02 PM PST · by SMGFan · 48 replies
    NYPost ^ | December 17. 2017
    Senator-elect Doug Jones is already breaking with some prominent Democrats by refusing to call for President Trump to step down over ongoing sexual harassment allegations. “I don’t think that the president ought to resign at this point,” Jones (D-Ala.) told CNN’s “State of the Union.” In his first round of Sunday show interviews since securing a stunning victory in red state Alabama over accused sexual predator Roy Moore, Jones said he doesn’t want to get bogged down in Trump’s sexual harassment allegations and would rather work on “real issues.” “I think we need to move on and not get distracted...
  • President Trump: DEPORT Them, It’s Cheaper Than Jailing Them

    12/17/2017 11:34:54 AM PST · by x1stcav · 80 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 12/17/17 | Sonja Bochow
    Friday morning our Commander-in-Chief gave an address at the graduation for the FBI National Academy. And in it he had a message for the viciously violent mostly foreign gang known as MS-13. President Trump said, “To any member of MS-13 listening, I have a message for you: We will find you. We will arrest you. We will jail you. We will throw you the hell out of the country.” He continued, saying, “I mean, somehow, I like it better than jail. Jail we have to take care of them. Who the hell wants to take care of them. You know...
  • Kasich: People are not happy with GOP being 'small, angry and narrow'

    12/17/2017 11:19:54 AM PST · by x1stcav · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/17 | Julia Manchester
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said on Sunday that the Republican Party is "losing the future" by turning off millennials. "I look at Alabama and I say people are not happy with us being small, angry and narrow," Kasich said on NBC News's "Meet the Press," referring to last week's special Senate election. "They're starting to say no. That means that most of us who believe in a positive party are beginning to win, but we have a long way to go." The Ohio governor also cited stances on various issues, such as immigration, health care and trade, that he...
  • After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races

    12/17/2017 10:17:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 16, 2017 11:57 AM EST | Bill Barrow
    Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the country, with one of the most evangelical electorates, is sending an abortion-rights supporter to the U.S. Senate, despite GOP efforts to paint Democrat Doug Jones as an unacceptable extremist on the issue. Certainly, any analysis of what Jones’ upset over Roy Moore means for other races involves a caveat: The Republican nominee was twice ousted from the state Supreme Court and stood accused of sexual misconduct with minors, baggage that gave Jones an opening in a state that hadn’t elected a Democratic senator since 1992. Yet Jones could not have won...
  • American College of Pediatricians President Sounds Off: Use of Puberty Blockers is Child Abuse

    12/17/2017 9:46:53 AM PST · by x1stcav · 23 replies
    Faith Wire ^ | 12/14/17 | Will Maule
    With so much confusion surrounding the whole issue of gender identity, transgenderism, and gender dysphoria, it can be refreshing to have a true expert come out and give us some well-researched facts on the matter. That is exactly what Dr. Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, has done in this new video. Her remarks are direct and very hard-hitting. “Our bodies declare our sex,” opened Cretella in the video posted by The Daily Signal. “Biological sex is not assigned. Sex is determined at conception by our DNA. It is stamped into every cell of our bodies.” This...
  • I’m A Brown Woman Who’s Breaking Up With The Democratic Party

    12/17/2017 8:29:49 AM PST · by RightGeek · 95 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/16/2017 | Saira Rao, Social justice activist and co-founder of In This Together Media
    Dear Democratic Party: You were the love of my life. I fell in love early and hard. I have been the kind of party loyalist ― the kind of sappy, soapbox-y, clichéd devotee ― that makes Fox News moonwalk with glee. The first vote I ever cast, at 18, was for Bill Clinton. The last vote I cast was for his wife, Hillary. My adoration for Hillary bordered on mania. In college, I named my ficus plant after her. Twenty years later, I canvassed, held fundraisers, dragged my 8-year-old daughter door to door, proudly wore HRC’s face on T-shirts and...
  • Harry Reid Started Pentagon Program to Look for Aliens.

    12/17/2017 8:10:30 AM PST · by x1stcav · 26 replies
    Victory Girls Blog ^ | 12/17/17 | Kim Quade
    Former Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) wants to protect the United States from . . . wait for it. . . aliens from outer space. Both the New York Times and Politico just revealed on Saturday that Reid launched a program in 2007 to investigate Unidentified Flying Objects. You know, UFOs. Or Little Green Men, or ‘Greys,’ or whatever. Called the “Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program,” it wasn’t an official secret, yet only a few people knew about it. These included Reid and the late Senators Daniel Inouye (D-HI) and Ted Stevens (R-AK). So what did they investigate? Supposedly stuff like...