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  • BOOM! China Moves to Lower Tariffs on US Cars from 40% to 15%

    12/11/2018 8:26:28 AM PST · by bitt · 21 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/11/2018 | Jim Hoft
    HUGE ECONOMIC NEWS THIS MORNING— China moved to reduce tariffs on US cars from 40% to 15% in the latest sign of their willingness to negotiate a trade deal with President Trump.... ...Despite the Deep State DOJ’s best efforts to ruin the trade deal and punish Americans China is committing to a new trade agreement with the Trump administration.
  • Black Caucus huddles as talk of term limits heats up (Pelosi's white privilege)

    12/11/2018 6:18:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 12/10/18 | Mike Lillis, Scott Wong
    Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) huddled Monday night in the Capitol as the push for term limits for committee chairmanships and leadership spots heats up among House Democrats. A number of senior CBC members are in line to take committee gavels next Congress and the group has quickly rallied against the notion that gavels would be term-limited just as they're about to ascend to those chairmanship seats. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who's seeking another stint as House Speaker, has been in talks with members of a small group of anti-Pelosi insurgents about adopting a cap on the number...
  • 'GrinchCon'? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Hilarious Sober Alternative to SantaCon

    12/11/2018 4:31:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    People ^ | 12/08/18 | DAVE QUINN
    For those looking to an alternative to SantaCon, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a perfect idea. The U.S. Representative-elect for New York’s 14th congressional district — who at 29 is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress — tweeted a new option to anyone uninterested in participating in the annual holiday pub crawl featuring attendees dressed in Christmas costumes. Asked by New York Times reporter Liam Stack if she could “pass a law stopping santacon,” Ocasio-Cortez joked, “I’m not sure, but maybe we can look into establishing GrinchCon — a tea + coffee crawl where people can spread peace and quiet everywhere...
  • Jared Kushner Announces Middle East Peace Deal in Next Couple

    12/10/2018 9:21:06 PM PST · by bitt · 48 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/10/2018 | Jim Hoft
    White House Senior Adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner joined Sean Hannity on Monday night for a rare public interview. Kushner has been instrumental in the USMCA trade talks, the peace talks with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia and criminal-justice reform. On Monday Kushner pushed the White House sentencing reform bill. Jared also commented on the Middle East peace talks and the conflicts due to the Khashoggi murder in Istanbul. Jared said his Middle East peace plan will be released in next couple of months.
  • Dick Morris: Criminal Chinese Company Had Strong Links to Clintons

    12/10/2018 9:16:33 PM PST · by bitt · 39 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | 12/10/2018 | morris
    When the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 through an extradition warrant from the U.S., American media described, in detail, how the company had conspired to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran Huawei has long been involved in helping terrorist states and seeking to thwart U.S. sanctions. Meng is the daughter of Huawei’s founder, Ren Zhengfei. As details of Huawei’s complicity with Iran emerge, it is time to look back on the Clinton family and its close relationship with Huawei. When their connection was first exposed more than a decade ago, it...
  • Macron raises minimum wage to appease Yellow Vest protesters

    12/10/2018 8:35:18 PM PST · by aquila48 · 47 replies
    France24 ^ | 12/10/18
    French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday a €100 per month increase in the minimum wage from next year in a major concession to Yellow Vest protesters who have roiled the country. In his first national address following two weekends of the worst unrest in France in years, Macron sought to restore calm after accusations that his political methods and economic policies were fracturing the country. "We want a France where one can live in dignity through one's work and on this we have gone too slowly," Macron said on primetime television. "I ask the government and parliament to do...
  • "Stain on U.S. history": Trump's atty general pick used Gitmo to hold thousands of Haitian refugees

    12/10/2018 7:27:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 10, 2018 | Kate Smith
    In the 1990s, William Barr, President Trump's pick for attorney general, oversaw a program that sent some 12,000 Haitian asylum seekers to Guantanamo Bay, effectively creating what one detractor called "the world's first HIV detention camp." After operating for about 18 months, the detention system was forcibly ended by a judge in 1993, but Barr defended the practice as recently as 2001. At the time, Barr was serving as attorney general for President George H.W. Bush, and a military coup in Haiti had led to mass executions that targeted thousands of supporters of the overthrown leader. The bloodshed sent thousands...
  • Exodus: Majority of GOP Members Who Signed Discharge-Petition Amnesty Leave Congress

    12/10/2018 6:16:04 PM PST · by familyop · 18 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | December 10, 2018 | Neil Munro
    Fourteen of the 23 GOP members who signed the cheap-labor Discharge Petition amnesty in June will be gone from Congress in January. The group’s wipeout came after they worked with House Speaker Paul Ryan to block the pro-American, compromise immigration reform bill prepared by Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the chairman of the House judiciary committee.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas ~ 11 DEC 2018

    12/10/2018 5:48:37 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 76 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Sheppard Air Force Base, TexasSheppard Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located five miles north of the central business district of Wichita Falls, in Wichita County, Texas, United States. It is the largest training base and most diversified in Air Education and Training Command. The base is named in honor of Texas Senator John Morris Sheppard, a supporter of military preparations before World War II.The host unit at Sheppard is the 82d Training Wing (82 TRW), which provides specialized technical training and field training for officers, Airmen...
  • Ohio woman was in contact with killer Dylann Roof... planning 'upscale mass murder' (Islam+Anarchy)

    12/10/2018 5:22:48 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-10-2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    An Ohio woman, one of two people accused on Monday of planning mass murders, was in contact with the racist gunman who shot up a South Carolina church and killed nine people in 2015, authorities said. Elizabeth Lecron, 23, of Toledo, was one of two people arrested in domestic terrorism-related cases, the FBI announced. Lecron was arrested with 21-year-old Damon Joseph, of Holland... The FBI said investigators found an AK-47, shotgun, handguns, ammunition and hand-caps, which are used to make pipe bombs, in her apartment. Authorities said she planned to attack a bar in Toledo and meet up with other...
  • EXECS AT MICHAEL BLOOMBERG’S COMPANY EXPECTED TO BE ARRESTED FOR FRAUD

    12/10/2018 4:23:08 PM PST · by bitt · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/10/2018 | Tim Pearce
    The Manhattan district attorney’s office and New York state police are expected to arrest several senior executives in former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s finance company on fraud charges Tuesday, The New York Times reported. The executives are expected to be a part of a larger arrest of roughly a dozen senior executives spanning several companies involved in New York real estate and development. The district attorney’s office launched a new investigation into New York’s $62 billion construction industry, including the construction and facilities department of Bloomberg L.P., in 2017. Investigators uncovered a pay-to-play scheme in which subcontractors and...
  • China Conducts Overnight Raid Against Christians, Detains More Than 100 People, Including A...

    12/10/2018 3:37:33 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Great American Politics ^ | December 10, 2018 | Michael Stanley
    FULL TITLE: China Conducts Overnight Raid Against Christians, Detains More Than 100 People, Including A Prominent Pastor Tweet We in the West tend to take our freedom of religion for granted, forgetting that not everyone in the world can enjoy worshiping God freely, out in the open. In fact, in Communist countries like China, being a Christian is a violation of the law and can get you tossed in prison, a reality 100 believers experienced after overnight raids in the nation on Sunday. The raids are said to be part of a crackdown on “unregistered religious organizations.” According to members...
  • Jennifer Rubin: Trump to Resign 10 Minutes Before Term Is up, Let Pence Pardon Him

    12/10/2018 1:55:51 PM PST · by bitt · 124 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/2018 | Justin Caruso
    Washington Post writer and frequent MSNBC commentator Jennifer Rubin predicted Sunday that President Trump would resign from office with 10 minutes left in his presidency and accept a pardon from his successor, Mike Pence. “I also don’t think that Trump can pardon himself. And if he tries that, and that’s his only mechanism, he risks being prosecuted after he leaves office,” Jennifer Rubin said. She continued, “For that very reason, I would predict, here on MSNBC, that when Trump leaves office, he will resign the presidency 10 minutes before Mike Pence leaves office, allowing Pence to pardon him, if there...
  • JOHN BRENNAN SMOKED IN ONE TWEET After Sending Nasty Message Threatening Trump

    12/10/2018 10:51:29 AM PST · by Baynative · 21 replies
    100% Fed Up ^ | 12/10/18 | staff
    Tony Shaffer responded to Brennan in one tweet that blasts the former CIA director in a big way: Whenever we see you tweeting like a seditious clown @JohnBrennan we know you are projecting your guilt and corruption in your own vile effort to continue to deceive the American people…you know how much blood you have on your hands and the treason you have committed…tic-toc
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveals Jewish ancestry at Hanukkah celebration

    12/10/2018 9:43:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 120 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/10/18 | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    Hanukkah celebrates the miracle that oil thought to be enough for only one day burned instead for eight. So the Jewish festival of lights is also, in a way, a celebration of surprise. A temple in Queens got a small dose of surprise on Sunday - the final night of Hanukkah - when Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat with a knack for dramatic flourish, told those gathered to light the menorah that her ancestors were Jewish. ‘‘One of the things that we discovered about ourselves is that a very, very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my...
  • Key Takeaways From James Comey’s Testimony Before Congress

    12/09/2018 9:29:00 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | 12/9/2018 | sharyl attkisson
    On Saturday, Congress released the 234-page transcript of closed-door testimony from ex-FBI Director James Comey before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committee the day prior. This is a summary of notable moments with page number citations so you can read for yourself. Hillary Clinton probe Comey confirmed that controversial FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page served both on the team investigating Hillary Clinton’s email practices and the team investigating Trump-Russia connections (p. 18). Context: Strzok and Page were pulled from the Special Counsel Robert Mueller probe in summer 2017 after the DOJ Inspector General discovered they had exchanged many,...
  • COMEY: FBI PROBE INITIALLY FOCUSED ON FOUR AMERICANS

    12/09/2018 6:51:32 PM PST · by bitt · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/9/2018 | chuck ross
    James Comey made the surprise revelation in his congressional testimony on Friday that the FBI opened investigations into four Trump associates in late July 2016. It was previously known that four Trump advisers were the focus of the FBI probe, but it was not known that they were targeted at the outset of the investigation. It was previously believed that former Trump aide George Papadopoulos was the catalyst for the investigation, which was dubbed Crossfire Hurricane. The FBI opened counterintelligence investigations into four Trump campaign associates in late July 2016, earlier than previously known, former FBI Director James Comey told...
  • Trump administration resists global climate efforts at home and overseas

    12/09/2018 5:04:53 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    WAPO ^ | 12/9/2018 | David Nakamura Darryl Fears
    The United States joined a controversial proposal by Saudi Arabia and Russia this weekend to weaken a reference to a key report on the severity of global warming, sharpening battle lines at the global climate summit in Poland aimed at gaining consensus over how to combat rising temperatures. Arguments erupted Saturday night before a United Nations working group focused on science and technology, where the United States teamed with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to challenge language that would have welcomed the findings of the landmark report, which said that the world has barely 10 years to cut carbon emissions...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 3: Operation Little Vittles ~ 10 December 2018

    12/09/2018 5:01:41 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 89 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 3:  Operation Little VittlesAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part 1 Link to Part 2             "DER SCHOKOLADEN FLIEGER"   OPERATION LITTLE VITTLES   40K JPEG General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force is shown presenting...
  • In Kerala, disco lights keep jumbos off the farm floor

    12/09/2018 4:48:34 PM PST · by mikeIII · 16 replies
    Times of India ^ | 12/9/2018 | Rajeev
    KOCHI: The swirling multicolour LED lights that give dance floors their zing have found a totally different use in Kerala’s Wayanad district. The forest department has deployed .. Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/67016900.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst ..