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  • Trump Budget to Cut Federal Pensions

    05/23/2017 11:58:43 AM PDT · by abb · 36 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | May 22, 2017 | Chris Edwards
    The Trump administration’s 2018 budget to be released tomorrow will include a range of proposed spending cuts. The budget will call for cuts to food stamps, Medicaid, and other entitlement programs. These reforms come on top of proposed cuts to discretionary programs released in March. There is more good news. The budget will propose cuts to the fat benefit packages received by federal workers. An April CBO report found that benefits for the government’s civilian workers were 47 percent higher, on average, than for comparable private-sector workers. One cause of the excess is that federal workers receive both a defined-benefit...
  • Seth Rich's Brother Pleads With Sean Hannity to Stop Spreading 'Conspiracy Theory'

    05/23/2017 11:35:47 AM PDT · by drewh · 108 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 23, 2017: 1:03 PM ET | Oliver Darcy
    The brother of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich wrote a letter on Tuesday to the executive producer of Sean Hannity's Fox News show pleading with him to find "decency and kindness" in his heart and stop spreading an unproven conspiracy theory about the unsolved murder. "As the family, we would hope to be the first people to learn about any such evidence and reasons for Seth's death," he added. "It is a travesty that you would prompt false conspiracy theories and other people's agendas rather than work with the family to learn the truth." Rich was shot to...
  • Michelle Obama’s CLASSLESS and inappropriate outfit breaks rules for Italian cathedral visit

    05/23/2017 7:49:30 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 259 replies
    BPR ^ | 23 May 2017 | Frieda Powers
    The Obamas were spotted touring the city of Siena, Tuscany on Monday but it was the former first lady who grabbed everyone’s attention with her wardrobe. Michelle Obama’s off-duty look has apparently gone off the shoulder as she bared plenty of skin in a white strappy top with high-waisted pants. Her husband opted for a more polished shirt and pants as the couple stepped out of the Duomo di Siena, the Siena Cathedral, the Daily Mail reported.
  • Penn State dean of EMS chosen for National Science Foundation post

    05/23/2017 6:53:12 AM PDT · by Kay Ludlow · 13 replies
    Centre Daily Times ^ | 5/21/17 | Sarah Rafacz
    New appointee to National Science Foundation. I hope this is not a Presidential appointee - he is part of the IPPC Committee that shared the Nobel Prize with Algore...
  • Rep. Karl Oliver: Those removing Confederate monuments ‘should be lynched’

    05/23/2017 6:17:29 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 36 replies
    Mississippi Today ^ | 5/21/2017 | Kate Royals
    A state representative from Winona who urged in a weekend Facebook post that those who support the removal of Confederate monuments be lynched has apologized. Rep. Karl Oliver, R-Winona, wrote: “The destruction of these monuments, erected in the loving memory of our family and fellow Southern Americans, is both heinous and horrific. If the, and I use this term extremely loosely, “leadership” of Louisiana wishes to, in a Nazi-ish fashion, burn books or destroy historical monuments of OUR HISTORY, they should be LYNCHED! Let it be known, I will do all in my power to prevent this from happening in...
  • Pope Francis, Donald Trump to Seek Common Ground at Vatican

    05/23/2017 6:07:23 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | 23 May 2017 | Francis X. Rocca
    VATICAN CITY—When President Donald Trump visits Pope Francis on Wednesday, at the halfway point of a trip the White House has cast as a pilgrimage of peace, the two leaders will have a chance to reset an acrimonious public relationship. Yet the two men, famously divided on the pope’s signature issues of migration and climate change, could struggle to find significant areas of agreement. As of last week, representatives of the White House and the Vatican working on the agenda for the meeting had found few common policy priorities, according to someone familiar with the preparations. Vatican meetings between pontiffs...
  • ISIS Supporters Celebrate Manchester Attack Online, But No Official Claim

    05/22/2017 10:09:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Twitter accounts affiliated to ISIS have used hashtags referring to the blast to post celebratory me
    ISIS supporters celebrated on social media on Tuesday after a blast at a concert venue in the north of England killed at least 19 people, although the militant Islamist group has not formally claimed responsibility. British police have said they are treating the blast at the Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande as a "terrorist incident". More than 50 people were wounded. Twitter accounts affiliated to ISIS have used hashtags referring to the blast to post celebratory messages, with some users encouraging similar attacks elsewhere.
  • Melania Trump caught on camera swatting away husband Donald as he tries to hold her hand

    05/22/2017 9:49:57 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 59 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | May 22, 2017
    Footage filmed as the President and First Lady disembarked from their plane in Israel shows Trump holding out his hand behind him as if he's encouraging his wife to grasp it. Trump's hand lingers behind him for a few seconds before wife Melania does a swift flick of the wrist and swats his fingers away from her. His hand recoils and he continues walking as if nothing happened. It's so subtle and her movements so seamless, anyone would miss it - but luckily for us, it was captured on camera. When the footage is slowed down, it becomes apparent she...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: USCG Training Center Cape May, New Jersey ~ 23 MAY 2017

    05/22/2017 5:52:45 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 35 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: USCG Training Center Cape May, New JerseyTraining Center Cape May is the 5th largest base in the Coast Guard and the sole accession point for the entire enlisted workforce. This is why the U.S. Coast Guard considers the training center the birthplace of the enlisted corps and Cape May County, the Coast Guard’s Hometown.Sewell Point, the area occupied by the Training Center, has a long history of naval presence. During the American Revolutionary War and throughout the nineteenth century, Cape May Sound was used as a harbor of refuge. In 1917,...
  • Lawrence O’Donnell fans are planning a march on MSNBC

    05/22/2017 4:35:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
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  • Roger Stone: Seth Rich Parents Repped by DNC, Trump Needs to Order FBI “Real Investigation”

    05/22/2017 12:00:37 PM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    ROGER STONE (HOST): You have a number of interesting factors here. First of all, there’s the change in the story of Seth Rich’s parents. Initially they themselves denied that this was a robbery. Now suddenly they’re being represented by a crisis communications consultant paid for by the Democratic National Committee. To say the least that is suspicious. You have the private detective who has come forward and said that his sources in the D.C. Metropolitan Police tell him that the laptop which was utilized by Mr. Rich shows multiple contacts with WikiLeaks. You have Fox now reporting that over 40,000...
  • Suspect to Cops: I Killed Two Roommates for Disrespecting my Muslim Faith

    05/22/2017 11:59:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 2 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Florida man who once had common neo-Nazi beliefs with his two roommates killed them after he converted to Islam, claiming they had disrespected his faith, police say. Devon Arthurs, 18, of Tampa, told police he shot Jeremy Himmelman, 22, and Andrew Oneschuk, 18, on Friday at the Hamptons at Tampa Palms complex after becoming upset about widespread anti-Muslim sentiment, saying he “wanted to bring attention to the cause,” according to a police report obtained by the Tampa Bay Times. Arthurs then briefly held one employee and one customer hostage at the nearby Green Planet Smoke Shop, where he boasted...
  • LAPD officers join Compton students for father-daughter dance

    05/22/2017 11:49:50 AM PDT · by Mark · 21 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/20/17 |
    LAPD Officers Join Compton Students For Father-Daughter Dance Friday was a night of celebration in Watts for dozens of young princesses. The gymnasium at Compton Avenue Elementary School magically transformed into a beautiful ballroom - all for the annual father-daughter dance. The music was thumping, feet were moving and smiles were everywhere! "I really like the fact that these beautiful ladies are being empowered. They're being shown that they are princesses in their own right, and all are individuals and all are appreciated here," father Jesse Melano said. But not all of these young ladies have a father figure in...
  • Coulter: If Trump Doesn't Keep His Promises, Dems Will Win Big in 2018 & Impeach Him

    05/22/2017 11:27:37 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 123 replies
    Fox News ^ | May. 22, 2017
    Ann Coulter was one of President Donald Trump's most outspoken supporters during the 2016 election, but so far she's been underwhelmed by his presidency. On "Varney & Co." today, Coulter said that the American people elected Trump to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, enforce immigration laws, end NAFTA and end our role as the world's police. "Unfortunately, we're not getting what we voted for," Coulter said. She acknowledged, however, that much of the "vicious and violent" criticism of Trump is unfair. "Both political parties for years and years have been pushing whatever Wall Street and the elites want....
  • Deputy Chair of Democratic National Committee Telling Democrats to 'Back Off' Russia Claims

    05/22/2017 8:49:29 AM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    OK, gang, time to move along – other stuff is more important. That's the logical strategy for the Democratic Party leadership to signal the base that the Russia conspiracy narrative has served its purpose and belongs in the Memory Hole. You don't want to go farther out on the limb of an unfounded charge dreamed up to explain away the failure of Hillary and her campaign henchpeople to pull off the expected victory. But such a judicious approach is not the métier of rabble-rouser Thomas Perez, the party chairman. Into the breach leaped Representative Keith Ellison, the consolation prize-holder of...
  • CNN’s Jake Tapper wonders why Trump more warmly received in Saudi Arabia when Obama's

    05/22/2017 8:34:42 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 22 May 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    CNN’s Jake Tapper wonders why Trump more warmly received in Saudi Arabia when Obama's father was a Muslim (Full title) Somebody please explain to Jake Tapper about Arabs and the "strong horse." Osama bin Laden explained it pretty economically years ago, but that's a message that is difficult for liberals living in a fantasy world to grasp. After all, Barack Obama had a Muslim father, and he's a "person of color" (one of the most annoying expressions in the English lexicon, casting Caucasians as colorless), so there must be some kumbayah, right? Jen Psaki, to whom Tapper asked his question,...
  • DNC Affiliates Increase Involvement In Seth Rich Case After Wheeler Claims

    05/22/2017 8:06:49 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 42 replies ^ | 22 May 2017 | William Craddick
    Last week, Fox 5 DC’s report incited a storm of controversy after former D.C. police homicide detective Rod Wheeler stated that there was tangible evidence on murdered Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich’s laptop suggesting that he was communicating with Wikileaks prior to his death. The story generated a large amount of outrage, with outlets like the Washington Post and Vice labelling it a “conspiracy theory” and claiming that it had no basis in fact. But details regarding the political affiliation of spokespeople and representatives of the Rich family appear to indicate that the DNC may be prioritizing its...
  • Circus Icon Ringling Bros. Says Goodbye After 146 Years

    05/22/2017 1:54:04 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 93 replies ^ | May 21 2017, | Daniella Silva
    UNIONDALE, New York — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus folded up its Big Top for the last time on Sunday night in New York, as emotional performers, wistful crowd-goers and ecstatic protesters said farewell to an institution in American live entertainment after nearly a century and a half. The circus gave the final performance of "The Greatest Show on Earth" to a sold-out crowd at Nassau Coliseum, showing off its death-defying stunts and exotic animals for the last time after 146 years.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: William B Baugh ~ 22 May 2017

    05/21/2017 5:01:02 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 73 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    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 ~ William B. Baugh Info from here.             Private First Class William Bernard Baugh (July 7, 1930 – November 29, 1950) was a United States marine who, at age 20, received the Medal of Honor in Korea for sacrificing his life to save his Marine comrades. The nation’s highest decoration for valor was presented to the young Marine for extraordinary heroism on November...
  • Ted Cruz Asked Stephen Colbert to ‘Humanize’ Him

    05/21/2017 4:36:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 21, 2017 | Lindsey Kupfer
    Former GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz once went on “The Late Show” and asked Stephen Colbert if he could “humanize” him. Colbert was explaining to an audience at New York mag’s Vulture Festival on Saturday that audiences can “smell a prepared answer” from a politician. “I don’t want to betray my guest because there’s what happens on-camera and off-camera, but I guess it’s okay because I don’t think [Ted Cruz] understood what he was asking,” the 53-year-old host said.