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  • 'Not My President's Day': Thousands Plan Anti-Trump Rallies Across U.S.

    02/19/2017 7:58:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    NBC News via MSN ^ | 2/18/17 | SHIRA TARLO
    Thousands of people nationwide have vowed to spend their Presidents Day Weekend protesting President Donald Trump and his policies at "Not My President's Day" rallies scheduled to take place in at least 25 cities across the country. "President's Day Weekend March and Rally - In support of all Immigrants and Refugees," Dallas In Dallas, nearly 1,000 protesters flooded the streets chanting, "Immigrants are welcome here," and waving placards that read, "She persisted, and so shall we," in reference to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and the line, "Immigrants, we get the job done," from the Broadway musical "Hamilton."
  • U.S. top court to set guidelines for Trump treatment of non-citizens (Fake Headline)

    02/19/2017 7:45:11 AM PST · by Hostage · 10 replies
    Reuters (Hold Your Nose) ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court will decide three cases in coming months that could help or hinder President Donald Trump's efforts to ramp up border security and accelerate deportations of those in the country illegally. The three cases, which reached the court before Democratic President Barack Obama left office, all deal broadly with the degree to which non-citizens can assert rights under the U.S. Constitution. They come at a time when the court is one justice short and divided along ideological lines, with four conservatives and four liberals. The justices will issue rulings before the end of June against the backdrop...
  • Living Beneath a Wall of Water: Can Oroville Residents Trust the Dam Will Hold?

    02/18/2017 11:05:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    The music was snapped off, and the lunchtime chatter at the Keg Room quieted down. Bartender Vivian Jenkins cranked up the volume on the two TVs hanging over the bar as “The Young and the Restless” ended and the real daytime drama came onscreen: the noon media briefing from Oroville Dam, 3 miles up the road. Friday’s episode brought encouraging news. Progress was being made on releasing water from Lake Oroville, while work crews continued to patch the dam’s troubled emergency spillway. Kory Honea, the Butte County sheriff, reminded viewers “we’re still operating under an emergency situation” and they needed...
  • McCain On Explosive Trump Dossier: 'The Russians Do Use Women And Sex' (Barf)

    02/18/2017 9:40:21 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 71 replies
    TPM ^ | February 18, 2017 | By Matt Shuham
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said in an interview published Saturday that he takes Russian meddling in the 2016 election “more seriously than a physical attack.” He also said that he "didn’t know what to make" of an explosive, and still largely unsubstantiated, dossier which alleged the Russian government had compromising information on President Donald Trump. In a cover story for New York magazine published online Saturday, McCain projected a hawkish stance on Russia and said Russian interference in the American election had risked undermining “the foundation of democracy.” “The severity of this issue, the gravity of it, is so consequential...
  • Melania Trump Leads Melbourne Crowd in 'The Lord's Prayer' (Video)

    02/18/2017 8:02:49 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 68 replies
    NBC News ^ | 18 Feb 17 | Melania Trump
    Amazing. Can you imagine Michelle Obama doing this?
  • Questions remain following raid of Manchester alderman's home, businesses

    02/18/2017 6:59:55 PM PST · by Fedora · 6 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 02/15/2017 | Michael Cousineau
    MANCHESTER — A day after authorities searched the home and businesses of Ward 8 Alderman Thomas Katsiantonis as part of a criminal financial investigation, the city’s mayor said he was monitoring developments. . .Federal and state investigators searched Katsiantonis’ home and two restaurants he owns, but authorities wouldn’t say whether the alderman, who also is a state representative, is a target of their months-long investigation. A decision on whether to file charges against anyone is likely months away. . .Katsiantonis, a Democrat, has served as an alderman since 2011 and before that as a school board member. . .Katsiantonis is...
  • Update: Tucson mayor's car recovered hours after he was carjacked at gunpoint

    02/18/2017 6:55:43 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 46 replies ^ | February 18, 2017 | By Caitlin Schmidt
    Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild was carjacked at gunpoint in midtown Saturday morning. Shortly before 11 a.m., the mayor was leaving his home when he was greeted by a man holding a pistol, who demanded to know where his car was parked, Rothschild told the Star. Rothschild said that he pointed to his city-owned Toyota Prius and the man demanded he hand over the keys. The mayor complied, and the carjacker left the scene in the Prius. Rothschild, who did not have a security detail with him, was not injured and says he's doing fine. At about 7 p.m. Saturday, police...
  • 680 Cubans Returned to Island Since End of 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot'

    02/18/2017 6:39:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Feb 18, 2017
    About 680 Cubans have been returned to the island from various countries since then-President Barack Obama ended a longstanding immigration policy that allowed any Cuban who made it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident, state television reported Friday. Cuba's government had long sought the repeal of the ``wet foot, dry foot'' policy, which it said encouraged Cubans to risk dangerous voyages and drained the country of professionals. The Jan. 12 decision by Washington to end it followed months of negotiations focused in part on getting Havana to agree to take back people who had arrived in...
  • Feds slam Penzone's 'dangerous' new policy on undocumented inmates

    02/18/2017 6:22:02 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    KVOA 4 Tucson ^ | February 18, 2017 | Written by 12 News
    PHOENIX - Federal immigration officials are ripping Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone’s new policy on releasing undocumented immigrants from his jails, labeling it an "immediate, dangerous change." "MCSO has implemented a policy which will undoubtedly result in dangerous criminal aliens being released to the street to re-victimize the innocent citizens of that community," U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Yasmeen Pitts O'Keefe said Saturday in a prepared statement. "Additionally, the new policy puts ICE officers at a higher risk as more fugitive operations teams will need to arrest criminal aliens outside of the secure confines of the county jail." Penzone...
  • U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probes

    02/18/2017 5:55:01 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 18, 2017 | By Joseph Menn
    SAN FRANCISCO--The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation. While the fact that the FBI is investigating had been reported previously by the New York Times and other media, these officials shed new light on both the precise number of inquires and their focus. The FBI's Pittsburgh field office, which runs many cyber security investigations, is trying to identify the people behind breaches of the Democratic National Committee's computer systems, the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ DARE TO DREAM ~ 19 February 2017

    02/18/2017 5:02:23 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 71 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          DARE TO DREAM Someone once commented that "One of the most powerful things in the world is a dream. Not those dreams that come to us while we sleep, but those we consciously pursue while we are awake." Think of how dreams have shaped our modern life. Of Martin Luther King whose famous speech began, I have a dream today." And of Robert Kennedy who said, "Some men see things as they are and ask "Why?"; I dream things that never were and ask 'Why not?'" Think of how children's lives are often shaped by their...
  • ‘You and your family are fired ... Love you’: Dozens lose jobs over immigrant protest

    02/18/2017 3:45:23 PM PST · by Gamecock · 41 replies
    The State ^ | GREG HADLEY
    In at least five states, roughly 60 people lost their jobs this week after they skipped work to participate in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest on Thursday, according to local media reports. The protest, which was aimed at highlighting the importance of immigrants to the U.S. economy, called on all immigrants to not work or buy anything Thursday and succeeding in shutting down businesses across the country, according to CNN. It is unclear, however, how many people participated in the strike, according to ABC News. Still, around five dozen people say their participation in the protest cost them their employment...
  • Dutch Muslim who preached ‘harmony’ unmasked as ‘rabid anti-Semite’

    02/18/2017 2:00:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 17, 2017
    Moroccan-born baker who appeared in TV show about coexistence previously tweeted that Â’Hitler was nothing compared to IsraelisÂ’A Muslim baker who moved many viewers in the Netherlands with his televised plea for coexistence and acceptance had called in the past for a genocide against Jews, Dutch papers revealed. Rachid el Hajoui, an immigrant from Morocco who works at a pizza eatery in Tilburg, made his emotional appearance during an expose on growing feeling of insecurity and estrangement in the Netherlands aired on the Feb. 14 evening news edition of the NOS public broadcaster, the countryÂ’s best-viewed station. In the interview...
  • Publisher Shutters Turkey Weekly Over ‘Offensive’ Moses Cartoon

    02/18/2017 1:56:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 17, 2017
    Entire staff of ‘Girgir’ dismissed over caricature featuring swearing Israelites; Erdogan aide calls publication ‘immoral and a hate crime’The publisher of one of Turkey’s most prominent cartoon magazines on Friday shut down the weekly and fired all its staff after it published a cartoon of Moses deemed to be offensive. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP! Girgir had published in its latest edition a cartoon showing the bearded Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt, with his companions complaining and using vulgar curse words. “The decision has been...
  • Leitch surges in latest Mainstreet Tory leadership poll (Tory establishment warning alert)

    02/18/2017 11:23:04 AM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 6 replies ^ | 02/17/2017 | BJ Siekierski
    Kellie Leitch is now the first choice for over one-fifth of Conservative party members, passing Maxime Bernier and nipping at the heels of an increasingly polarizing Kevin O’Leary campaign, according to the latest iPolitics CPC Leadership Tracker — powered by Mainstreet Research. Mainstreet reached 804 members between February 9 and 12 and found — with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 per cent, 19 times out of 20 — that Kevin O’Leary was the first choice for 22.01 per cent of members, followed by Leitch (20.90 per cent), and Bernier (17.54 per cent). The first leadership poll, conducted between...
  • Mexican media in all out assault (lies) on U.S. treatment of Mexicans here

    02/18/2017 9:59:05 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 48 replies
    Phone call from Mexico | 18 February 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Mexico's media is creating panic and chaos in Mexico over the illegal immigration raids, protests and the discussion of the wall. To hear them tell it, Mexicans are marching in mass protests in U.S. cities and the U.S. is targeting ALL illegal aliens, not just criminals. The person who reported asked, "What are we going to do with those people? There are no jobs here, nothing! What are they going to do?" This points out 4 major fears/goals that Mexico has. First, it doesn't want the people back because it can not economically handle an influx of that many people....
  • The robot that takes your job should pay taxes, says Bill Gates

    02/18/2017 8:42:50 AM PST · by mac_truck · 72 replies
    Quartz Media ^ | 2/17/2017 | Kevin Delaney
    Robots are taking human jobs. But Bill Gates believes that governments should tax companies’ use of them, as a way to at least temporarily slow the spread of automation and to fund other types of employment. It’s a striking position from the world’s richest man and a self-described techno-optimist who co-founded Microsoft, one of the leading players in artificial-intelligence technology. In a recent interview with Quartz, Gates said that a robot tax could finance jobs taking care of elderly people or working with kids in schools, for which needs are unmet and to which humans are particularly well suited. He...
  • Trump exchange with black journalist sparks outrage

    02/18/2017 6:59:18 AM PST · by mandaladon · 145 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 18 Feb 2017 | ERRIN HAINES WHACK
    Many African-Americans are expressing outrage over a testy exchange between President Donald Trump and a veteran black journalist, with many considering the incident to be the latest indication of his inability to relate to them. Already skeptical of Trump, many blacks said they were exasperated by the fact that, during his news conference on Thursday, the new president asked April Ryan, longtime White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, to help broker a meeting for him with black lawmakers. "Will you meet with the Congressional Black Caucus?" Ryan asked. Trump responded: "I would. You want to set up the...
  • Hospital CEO Wins Major Court Victory After Accusing CNN of False Reporting

    02/18/2017 5:54:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 2/15/17 | Rachel Stockman
    Those who accuse CNN and other mainstream media outlets of “fake news” will probably revel in a recent decision by a federal judge in Atlanta, Georgia. While Judge Orinda Evans didn’t all out declare that CNN was peddling in falsehoods, she did take aim at the network in an initial judgment in favor of a former hospital CEO who sued CNN accusing them of purposely skewing statistics to reflect poorly on a West Palm Beach hospital. Judge Evans didn’t mince words in her 18-page order allowing the case to move forward, and dismissing CNN’s attempt to get it thrown out of court.Davide Carbone, former CEO...
  • Green Card Holder Deported for Illegal Voting (Bloomberg)

    02/18/2017 5:25:54 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 49 replies
    Bloomberg | Feb 17, 2017
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  • Mexicans form human chain along border to protest Trump's wall

    02/18/2017 4:27:02 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 17 Feb 17 | Staff
    CUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico Around 1,500 Mexicans protested against U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border Friday by making a human chain. "Hand in hand we show a national unity that makes no distinction between people," said Senator Armando Rios Piter as he stood with other politicians and students along the Rio Grande near Ciudad Juarez. "Mexico is more than a wall." Armando Cabada, the mayor of Ciudad Juarez, said the human chain showed that people in the border region were more united than ever. The mayor of El Paso, Texas, just across the border...
  • Christian florist loses religious liberty case, will appeal to US Supreme Court

    02/18/2017 4:19:14 AM PST · by EBH · 12 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/16/2017 | Matt Hadro
    Seattle, Wash., Feb 16, 2017 / 03:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Washington state florist must pay fines and legal costs for conscientiously objecting to serving a same-sex wedding, as the state’s supreme court upheld a lower court’s decision on Thursday. “It’s wrong for the state to force any citizen to support a particular view about marriage or anything else against their will. Freedom of speech and religion aren’t subject to the whim of a majority; they are constitutional guarantees,” Kristin Waggoner, senior counsel with the group Alliance Defending Freedom who argued the case before the Washington Supreme Court, stated Feb....
  • Jury of 12 plus four alternates selected for second Oregon standoff trial (AG SESSIONS ROLE?)

    02/18/2017 4:03:21 AM PST · by Nextrush
    OregonLive ^ | 2/15/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A jury of seven women and five men, plus four alternates, will return to court next week for opening statements... Opening statements in the trial, expected to last up to four week, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Jason Patrick, Duane Ehmer, Jake Ryan and Darryl Thorn are charged with conspiring to impede federal employees from doing their work at the refuge through intimidation, threats or force. Patrick, Ryan and Thorn also face weapons charges, and Ehmer and Ryan are accused of digging trenches on government property with a refuge excavator. The jurors will return verdicts on those felony charges,...
  • Bill Gates: Robots That Steal Human Jobs Should Pay Taxes

    02/17/2017 11:49:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 120 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 18, 2017
    Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and world’s richest man, said in an interview Friday that robots that steal human jobs should pay their fair share of taxes. “Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, Social Security tax, all those things,” he said. “If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d think that we’d tax the robot at a similar level.” Gates made the remark during an interview with Quartz. He said robot taxes could help fund projects like caring...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops!! ~ 18 February 2017

    02/17/2017 6:01:23 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 184 replies
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  • Object Thrown at Trump's Motorcade in West Palm Beach

    02/17/2017 5:31:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Secret Service is investigating after an object was thrown at President Trump's motorcade in West Palm Beach Friday. The incident happened as the motorcade approached Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. No one was injured. President Trump is spending the weekend at Mar-a-Lago after an appearance Friday at a Boeing plant in South Carolina. He has a rally scheduled for Saturday in Melbourne.k
  • Michigan Has Thousands of Crumbling Dams Pose Dangers

    02/17/2017 5:13:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    UpNorthLive ^ | Wednesday, February 15th 2017
    Michigan has thousands of aging and under-maintained dams that could pose localized risks. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality tells the Detroit Free Press that all but six of the state's 88 potential high-hazard dams are approaching 50 years old, the average engineered life span for a dam. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Michigan a D grade on the condition of its dams in 2009, saying more than 90 percent of the state's nearly 2,600 dams would reach or exceed their design life by 2020.
  • 150,000 Cubic Yards of Debris Stand in the Way of Oroville Dam's Hydroelectric Plant Restart

    02/17/2017 5:09:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | FEB. 17, 2017 | Joseph Serna and Louis Sahagun
    Officials at Lake Oroville reduced the rate of water release once again Friday as workers continued make repairs to a damaged spillway and clear debris from a hydroelectric plant. State Department of Water Resources engineers will decrease the flow of water in the Oroville Dam's main spillway from 80,000 cubic feet per second to 60,000 by Saturday morning, giving crews space to dredge debris from a pool at the bottom of the spillway, said DWR acting director Bill Croyle. Engineers had been pumping water out of the lake at 100,000 cfs for several days to make room for incoming storm...
  • McCain Blasts Trump's Policies in Munich Speech

    02/17/2017 3:05:59 PM PST · by mandaladon · 122 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 17 Feb 2017 | Jason Devaney
    Arizona Sen. John McCain delivered a series of blows to President Donald Trump Friday during a speech in Germany, and at one point he compared today's political atmosphere to the Nazi years of the 1930s and 1940s. "In the four decades I have attended this conference, I cannot recall a year where its purpose was more necessary or more important," said McCain, who never mentioned Trump by name during his speech at the Munich Security Conference but referenced his policies several times. "This panel is going to ask us to consider whether the West will survive. In recent years, this...
  • The White House has found ways to end protection for 'Dreamers' while shielding Trump from blowback

    02/17/2017 2:21:53 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 68 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 17 Feb 17 | Brian Bennet and Michael Memoli
    hile President Trump wavered Thursday on whether he will stop shielding from deportation people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, his aides have identified at least two ways to quietly end their protections without his fingerprints. An executive order has already been drafted to end the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, that allows hundreds of thousands of the immigrants to live and work openly in the U.S. Trump used that legal mechanism to great fanfare to expand deportation authority and restrict entry to the U.S. But with the president showing less willingness to sign such an...
  • NBA joins NFL to warn Texas over transgender bathroom bill

    02/17/2017 2:08:59 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 85 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | February 17, 2017 | By Lauren McGaughy
    AUSTIN - Put the NBA on the growing list of sports organizations warning Texas over its proposed transgender bathroom bill. In a statement to the Houston Chronicle last week, Spokesman Mike Bass said the NBA weighs a number of factors before choosing where to hold major events, including how fans and athletes will be treated. "We consider a wide range of factors when making decisions about host locations for league-wide events like the All-Star Game — foremost among them is ensuring the environment where those who participate and attend are treated fairly and equally," Bass said. The NBA has come...
  • The Marine Corps Wants To Buy 11,000 M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles

    02/17/2017 1:54:33 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 35 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | February 16, 2017 | By Matthew Moss
    Last week, the U.S. Marine Corps released a Request for Information to manufacturers enquiring about their capacity to produce 11,000 more M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles. This stoked rumors that the Marine Corps is looking to replace its M4s with the M27, which were first sparked last November when 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines was equipped with the M27 instead of the M4 during pre-deployment exercises as an experiment. The RFI for 11,000 M27s could indicate a possible push to replace the M249, which continues to be used by weapons platoons. However, I believe it is more likely that the Corps is...
  • Teachers union president backs Ellison for DNC chair

    02/17/2017 12:26:10 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Thje Hill ^ | February 17, 2017 | By Lydia Wheeler
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Friday picked up the backing of the head of the nation’s largest teachers union in his bid to lead the Democratic National Committee. In a statement announcing her personal endorsement, National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García said she knows Ellison will be a unifying force for Democrats. “Keith’s emphasis and well-documented commitment to party building and grassroots organizing in every community is exactly what we need as the nation finds itself at a crossroad under the divisive Trump administration,” she said. Eskelsen García’s endorsement comes just hours after the Service Employees International Union called...
  • Trump wouldn’t be first president to mobilize National Guard for immigration enforcement

    02/17/2017 11:46:04 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 11 replies
    Mcclatchy News ^ | February 17, 2017 | TERESA WELSH
    ....In 2010, former President Barack Obama said he would deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. They were sent to Arizona, Texas, California and New Mexico. While National Guard troops were not authorized to arrest people found to be crossing the border illegally, they helped staff observation posts, monitor surveillance footage and build fences. In 2006, former President George W. Bush called up 6,000 National Guard troops to California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. They were commissioned to help install border barriers, provide training and assist with border surveillance. The deployment was designed to support Customs and Border...
  • Ivanka Trump Brand Shoots to #1 On Amazon (#BuyIvanka!! outselling J-Lo, SJP and Britney)

    02/17/2017 11:11:57 AM PST · by drewh · 19 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | February 17, 2017 at 10:11am | Randy Desoto
    Ivanka Trump’s line shot to the top of Amazon’s bestseller’s list, as the first daughter faces boycott efforts by liberals and supporters counter with a #buyivanka campaign. In a widely publicized move, Nordstrom department store announced earlier this month it was dropping Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, which many online praised as a victory in the #GrabYourWallet campaign orchestrated to get consumers to stop buying Trump branded products. Apparently the effort is not working or is having a counter reaction online at Amazon. Ivanka Trump’s perfume is now a #1 Bestseller on Amazon. It is outselling Jennifer Lopez’s scent, as well...
  • Brian Williams: Trump Attacking Media Because When You Reduce .. Prestige, It Diminishes the Facts..

    02/17/2017 7:55:17 AM PST · by Rockitz · 42 replies ^ | 16 Feb 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    n Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour,” anchor Brian Williams argued President Trump’s criticisms of the media were “Because when you reduce the media enough in prestige, they — when they do report facts, those facts are diminished.” During a discussion on Trump’s press conference earlier in the day, USA Today Senior Politics Reporter Heidi Przybyla stated, “[T]he press provided basically the most essential task that the Founders intended for us to do, which was, we outed a public official, who was lying to the public, about the nature of his contacts about what many would define as a...
  • Secretary Of State Tillerson FIRES the deep state ‘shadow government/7th floor’ traitors from State

    02/17/2017 5:57:49 AM PST · by Fennie · 102 replies
    IWB/CBS ^ | February 17, 2017 | IWB/Margaret Brennan, Kylie Atwood
    While Rex Tillerson is on his first overseas trip as Secretary of State, his aides laid off staff at the State Department on Thursday. Much of seventh-floor staff, who work for the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and the Counselor offices, were told today that their services were no longer needed. Remember, the "7th Floor" of the State Department was the 'SHADOW GOVERNMENT'.
  • United States: The Plan For The Future Of American Infrastructure

    02/17/2017 4:55:24 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Mondaq ^ | February 13, 2017 | Richard P. Puttré, Eric W. Sedlak, Kevin J. McIntyre, Isel M. Perez and James F. Channing
    A Look Into the Opaque Crystal Ball for Infrastructure Initiatives in the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration President Donald J. Trump's "America's Infrastructure First" plan is one of the Trump Administration's priorities during his first 100 days in office. Throughout the campaign, President Trump heralded his plan to build and restore highways, tunnels, airports, bridges, and water systems across America and promised a $1 trillion investment in the infrastructure sector over a 10-year period. Leaders from both parties acknowledge the nation's deteriorating infrastructure, and there have been expressions of support from both sides of the aisle for some...
  • United States asked Canada to help spy on candidates during 2012 French election: WikiLeaks

    02/17/2017 2:50:33 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    National Post ^ | February 16, 2017 | By Zane Schwartz
    Central Intelligence Agency documents released by WikiLeaks Thursday list Canada as one of several countries asked to assist the United States while they spied on the 2012 French presidential election. The three CIA tasking orders request that current French president Francois Hollande, then president Nicolas Sarkozy and current first round presidential front runner Marine Le Pen all be closely monitored. CIA officers were asked to uncover the secret strategies of the candidates, as well as information on internal power dynamics within the parties. Canada is listed as one of five countries working on human intelligence parts of the operation however...
  • Saudi Arabia Dismantles Four ISIS Cells, Arrests 18 Individuals

    02/16/2017 11:21:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 16 February 2017
    Saudi Arabia has dismantled at least four Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) cells made up of 18 individuals inside the kingdom, officials from the interior ministry confirmed. Fifteen of those arrested were Saudi nationals while the remaining three were from Yemen and Sudan, the ministry said in statements made on Thursday. The ministry also said that ISIS cells in Saudi Arabia have spread to Mecca, Medina, Riyadh and Qassim regions of the country. In addition, nearly two million riyals were confiscated from the cells upon arrest. “Some of those arrested were involved with supplying materials to the ISIS...
  • Iowa GOP passes bill opponents say will gut public unions

    02/16/2017 8:18:39 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 16, 2017 | By BARBARA RODRIGUEZ AND LINLEY SANDERS
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Public sector unions in Iowa will have less authority to negotiate working conditions for teachers, nurses and correctional officers under a bill passed Thursday in the new Republican-controlled Legislature that critics say is aimed at crippling organized labor in the state. The legislation, expected to be signed into law by Iowa's conservative governor, will prohibit workers from collectively negotiating over health insurance, extra pay and several other items currently covered by law. It's expected to be one of the most significant bills of the legislative session, in part because of loud opposition from Democrats and...
  • Haley’s Comet (Our New UN Ambassador)

    02/16/2017 7:28:51 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 7 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | February 16, 2017 | Staff
    A star is born is our reaction to the first press briefing by President Trump’s new ambassador at the United Nations. The ex-governor of South Carolina was ridiculed by the Left when the president first sent her nomination up to the Hill, owing to her alleged lack of foreign policy chops. She certainly rang the wake up gong for that crowd this morning, after emerging from her first meeting of the Security Council. Tough as nails but with a smile and a layer of Southern charm. The ambassador had just come from the regular monthly Security Council on Middle East...
  • Podesta: Trump 'wouldn't know the truth if it slapped him in the face'

    02/16/2017 6:44:13 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 16 Feb 17 | Fox News Staff
    Former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta fired back at President Donald Trump Thursday after Trump said Podesta "said terrible things" about Hillary Clinton in a series of hacked emails. During his press conference Thursday, Trump was asked about the difference between the release of Podesta's emails by Wikileaks during last year's election campaign and recent leaks that led to the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn. "In one case, you're talking about highly classified information," Trump responded. "In the other case, you're talking about John Podesta saying bad things about the boss. "I will say this," Trump added,...
  • Sheriff Jones to undocumented workers: 'Bring your poison here, get arrested’

    02/16/2017 6:07:30 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 4 replies
    WLWT News ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | Amanda Kelly
    Butler County Sheriff’s Undercover Regional Narcotics Taskforce arrested two undocumented workers and seized $36,000 worth of methamphetamine Tuesday MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Butler County Sheriff’s Undercover Regional Narcotics Taskforce arrested two undocumented workers and seized $36,000 worth of methamphetamine Tuesday in Middletown. It’s put a hot-button issue front and center again, with Butler County’s sheriff right in the middle of the debate. “The drugs are pouring in from Mexico, and it's poison, it's poisoning our community. I'm not going to put up with it,” Sheriff Richard Jones said. Francisco Torres-Davila and Ramon Sanchez-Reyes both were arrested in Middletown on Valentine's Day...
  • Another insurer threatens to pull out of ObamaCare

    02/16/2017 5:13:51 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 16, 2017 | By Natalie Musumeci
    Another insurer – Molina Healthcare – says it may pull out of ObamaCare after it saw profits plunge. “There are simply too many unknowns with the marketplace program to commit to our participation beyond 2017,” Molina CEO J. Mario Molina aid Wednesday during a conference call with investors, Bloomberg News reported. The health insurer put the blame for massive losses on former President Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act, a law President Trump has vowed to repeal. “While we experienced strong enrollment growth across our business and have made progress on our cost cutting efforts, [Wednesday’s] results highlight the continuing challenges...
  • Joaquin Castro: 'President Trump has started his mass deportation plan'

    02/16/2017 5:12:20 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | By Kelsey Bradshaw,
    In a flurry of tweets Thursday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, accused President Donald Trump of putting a "mass deportation plan" into place. Castro's tweetstorm came shortly after an intense Trump press conference, during which the president discussed his electoral college win, Russia, former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn and the media, among other topics. Castro railed on questions that remain after a meeting with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. "After attending the ICE meeting it's hard not to conclude that President Trump has started his mass deportation plan," Castro tweeted. "Only dreamers with no offenses,...
  • Favorite Cops and Robbers Songs.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 2~17~17

    02/16/2017 5:05:15 PM PST · by fatima · 184 replies
    ~Favorite "Cops & Robbers" Song's~ I'm Shipping Up To Boston - Dropkick Murphys *Video* Eric Clapton - I Shot The Sheriff *Video*
  • US gov't: Arrested Seattle 'dreamer' admitted gang ties

    02/16/2017 3:30:21 PM PST · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 Feb 2017 | GENE JOHNSON
    SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle area man detained by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children admitted to having gang ties, the U.S. Justice Department said in court documents filed Thursday. Ramirez "stated 'no, not no more,' when asked if he is or has been involved with any gang activity," the government said in documents filed in U.S. District Court. Lawyers for Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, called the allegation "wholly fabricated." The court documents also said Ramirez, who is Mexican and arrived in the U.S. at age 7,...
  • Chicago board fines ex-Obama aide $90K

    02/16/2017 2:52:34 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2017 | By Ali Breland
    Former Obama campaign aide David Plouffe has been fined $90,000 for breaking the city of Chicago’s ethics rules in lobbying Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) on behalf of Uber. The Chicago Board of Ethics in a 5-0 vote determined that Plouffe broke the rules by not registering as a lobbyist after seeking Emanuel’s support for rules to allow Uber to pick up passengers at Chicago’s airports, reports the Chicago Tribune. The violation became public after Emanuel released hundreds of emails in December, bowing to pressure from two lawsuits claiming that he had violated Illinois’s open record law. “Assume both of us...
  • Feds: Florida man made explosives, wanted to blow up Target stores to buy cheap stock

    02/16/2017 2:13:56 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 16, 2017 | By Christal Hayes
    An Ocala man made at least 10 explosive devices in hopes of blowing up Targets along the East Coast in an elaborate and deadly scheme to buy cheap stocks of the company, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Mark Charles Barnett, 48, was charged with possession or a possession of a destructive device affecting commerce by a previously convicted felon. He faces a maximum of 10 years in federal prison. Barnett concocted a plan to place explosives disguised as food items in Target stores along the East Coast from Florida to New York, thinking the plot would cause stock...