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  • Fox News 2.0s? Roger Ailes explores new TV opportunities... Milo gets $12M to build media company

    04/29/2017 12:52:32 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 52 replies
    DailyMail online ^ | 4/29/17 | Forrest Hanson
    As Rupert Murdoch's sons allegedly try to reform Fox News in a more liberal light, both Milo Yiannopoulos and Roger Ailes are exploring new entertainment opportunities to appeal to the conservative and 'new right' demographics. Yiannopoulos, who was not affiliated with Fox News, has a $12m investment deal to start a touring company for speakers such as himself, according to Vanity Fair. [snip] Separately, a source told Mediaite that 'high-powered television executives' are plotting a new conservative news network because Fox is allegedly becoming too left of center... The channel could be ready for airwaves in 10 months, the source...
  • Heritage President DeMint being pushed out? (Read "why"!)

    04/29/2017 8:16:56 AM PDT · by onyx · 59 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Politico is reporting that several sources on the board of the Heritage Foundation are saying there is an organized effort to dump the organization's president, Jim DeMint.  DeMint, who has a close relationship with the Trump White House, is accused of being "too political" and corrupting the foundation's historic mission of research and policy formulation. There's also a sense that he's made the institution too much about himself. "He has been a congressman and senator. They are solo performers. When you are in the Senate, life is all about the senators," said one board member, who asked for anonymity to...
  • Really awful news for Dem senator up for re-election next year

    04/29/2017 7:29:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 29 Apr 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The midterm election next year holds the potential for the Republican Party to expand its slender 2-vote majority in the Senate, despite the historical pattern of such elections punishing the party holding the White House. With 25 Democrat senators up for re-election, versus on 9 Republicans, the opportunities for pick-ups are there. But elections are fought one seat at a time. One Democrat incumbent senator got some really terrible news yesterday, as Curt Anderson and Terry Spencer of the Associated Press report: A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds...
  • YouTube parents who pranked kids apologize, get counseling

    04/29/2017 6:59:00 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 14 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | April 28, 2017 10:20 pm | Michelle Basch | @MBaschWTOP
    WASHINGTON The Frederick County parents under fire for pulling pranks on their kids in a series of popular YouTube videos have issued a video apology, and the family is in counseling. Mike and Heather Martin of Ijamsville, Maryland, said many of the pranks posted on their YouTube channel, including their kids tearful reactions, were staged. All of the videos have been removed from their DaddyOFive channel except one in which they apologize.
  • Trump to Schemer" "If There's A Shutdown, There's A Shutdown... Democrats Would Be To Blame"

    04/29/2017 12:58:12 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | April 27, 2017
    (title truncated, full title Trump Calls Schumer's Bluff: "If There's A Shutdown, There's A Shutdown... Democrats Would Be To Blame") With Democrats seemingly unsatisfied with Republicans dropping border wall funding and adjusting on Obamacare-related items, it appears President Trump is calling Schumer's and Pelosi's bluff, proclaiming"If there's a shutdown, there's a shutdown," adding that Democrats would be to blame if the federal government was left unfunded. Schumer today:*SCHUMER: TRUMP CONCESSIONS BRING SPENDING DEAL CLOSER TO FINISH *SCHUMER SAYS 'SOME STICKING POINTS' LEFT ON SPENDING BILL TALKS *SCHUMER SAYS REVISED GOP HEALTH CARE BILL 'WORSE' THAN INITIAL *SCHUMER SAYS ISSUE OF...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Talks Underway For New Conservative Network Amid Fears Fox News Moving Too Far Left

    04/28/2017 10:44:58 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 45 replies
    Media ITE ^ | 10:45 am, April 28th, 2017 | Rachel Stockman
    On the heels of major shakeups at the Fox News Network, an alternative conservative network is being actively discussed amongst conservative fat cats. A well-placed source close to the proposal tells Mediaite that serious discussions are underway to create an alternative conservative cable network on the belief that the Fox News Network is moving too far to the left. The source, who is engaged in the talks, says a meeting is planned for today with two prominent high-powered television executives, some underperforming conservative networks and people who have an interest and the ability to fund a new network. The potential...
  • Sen. Menendez Ally Dr. Salomon Melgen Found Guilty on All 67 Counts of Medicare Fraud

    04/28/2017 8:35:52 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 30 replies ^ | 28 Apr 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Update: The Palm Beach Post just reported Melgen was convicted of all 67 counts. A prominent Florida eye doctor has been convicted on all counts in his Medicare fraud trial, raising the possibility he could be pressured to testify in the bribery trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, the Associated Press reported on Friday afternoon: Jurors announced their verdict Friday for Dr. Salomon Melgen. He effectively faces a life sentence if no deal is struck. Menendez denies any wrongdoing. Prosecutors contended that the 62-year-old Melgen stole up to $105 million from the federal insurance program between 2008 and...
  • Police: Time-consuming haircut prompts woman to pull gun

    04/28/2017 6:53:12 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | April 28, 2017 11:49 am | AP
    CLEVELAND (AP) Police in Cleveland are trying to identify a woman they say pulled a gun on a barber because he was taking too long to cut her 7-year-old sons hair. says a police report says the woman threatened the barber at a barber school April 14.
  • Trump signs one-week funding bill to avoid shutdown

    04/28/2017 6:20:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 28, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump has signed a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown, the White House announced Friday evening. The measure funds the government through May 5, giving lawmakers more time to reach an agreement on an omnibus spending bill that would carry through the rest of the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. The legislation easily cleared both chambers earlier Friday; the Senate approved the measure by voice vote after the House voted 382-30 to pass it. If the measure had not been adopted, the government would have shutdown at midnight right as the Trump administration entered its 100th day....
  • Sanders: Obama's paid Wall Street speech 'distasteful'

    04/28/2017 6:04:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/28/17 | Eleanor Mueller
    Washington (CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders believes former President Barack Obama's plan to receive $400,000 for speaking at a September Wall Street health conference is "distasteful," The Vermont Independent reported Friday. Speaking with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux, Sanders labeled the transaction "not a good idea" and said he was "sorry President Obama made that choice." "I just think it does not look good," Sanders said. "I just think it is distasteful -- not a good idea that he did that."
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    04/28/2017 6:03:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 179 replies
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  • Yale grad students' 'hunger strike' apparently involves eating when hungry

    04/28/2017 5:07:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/28/17
    A group of Yale University graduate students announced Tuesday evening that they would be undertaking a hunger strike to pressure the administration into granting them better union benefits. The strike is taking place in front of University President Peter Saloveys home. "Yale wants to make us wait and wait and wait until we give up and go away," the eight members of the graduate student union Local 33 announced. "We have committed ourselves to waiting without eating."
  • Full Transcript: President Donald Trumps Speech Fires Up the NRA

    04/28/2017 3:36:33 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/28/2017 | Michele Gorman
    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Chris, for that kind introduction and for your tremendous work on behalf of our Second Amendment. Thank you very much. (Applause.) I want to also thank Wayne LaPierre for his unflinching leadership in the fight for freedom. Wayne, thank you very much. Great. (Applause.) I'd also like to congratulate Karen Handel on her incredible fight in Georgia 6. (Applause.) The election takes place on June 20th. And, by the way, on primaries, let's not have 11 Republicans running for the same position, okay? (Laughter.) It's too nerve-shattering. She's totally for the NRA and she's totally for...
  • Veterans Affairs has 346 workers who do only union work

    04/28/2017 5:06:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Apr 27, 2017 | Sean Higgins
    Texas Rep. Jody Arrington has introduced legislation to require VA to track the use of official time. An estimated 346 employees in the Department of Veterans Affairs do no actual work for taxpayers. Instead, they spend all of their time doing work on behalf of their union while drawing a federal salary, a practice known as "official time." ... The lack of accountability at the VA when it comes to monitoring official time suggests it might be worse ... Pointing to the waiting list scandals at the department, Arrington said the official time situation is reflective of the "broken culture...
  • Trump: '8-year assault' on Second Amendment is over

    04/28/2017 1:52:17 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/28/2017 | Kevin Liptak
    President Donald Trump declared Friday that an "eight-year assault" on Second Amendment rights had come to a "crashing end" with his election. "No longer will federal agencies be coming after law-abiding gun owners. No longer will the government be trying to undermine your rights and freedoms as Americans," Trump said during his speech to the National Rifle Association in Atlanta. "Instead we will work with you by your side," he said. On the eve of his 100th day in office, Trump hopes the speech can help renew his standing among a conservative base wary after watching the President reverse course...
  • Foxconn plans 'capital-intensive' U.S. investment -Chairman Gou

    04/28/2017 12:25:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Thomson Reuters Foundation ^ | April 28, 2017 | Ayesha Rascoe and J.R. Wu, Reuters
    WASHINGTON/TAIPEI, April 28 (Reuters) - Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer and a major Apple Inc supplier, is planning a "capital-intensive" investment in the United States, Chairman Terry Gou said as he exited the White House on Friday. Formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, Foxconn operates large manufacturing facilities in China, which is a base for its assembly of Apple's iPhones. The Taiwan-based company has been eyeing U.S. investments for some time. President Donald Trump has made several announcements since his election in November about U.S. investments by both foreign and domestic manufacturers, building on his campaign...
  • Rapping burglary suspect on the lam, police say (Simi Valley,CA)

    04/28/2017 12:18:30 PM PDT · by Mark · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 4/28/17 | Brenda Gazzar
    Brenda Gazzar @bgazzar on Twitter A Los Angeles street gang member who starred in a rap music video about flocking a slang term for breaking into a home in order to steal has been on the run for months after being charged by Ventura County prosecutors with four counts of residential burglary, authorities said. After 27-year-old Darren King was arrested in the Simi Valley burglaries, he posted bail of $50,000 last August but failed to appear in court later that month, according to police. A warrant in the amount of $1 million was issued for his arrest....
  • Don't work against Luther Strange, GOP campaign arm warns consultants

    04/28/2017 11:15:34 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 25 replies
    The Birmingham News / ^ | 4/28/17 | HOWARD KOPLOWITZ
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee, which recruits and defends Republican candidates, could not immediately be reached for comment. But Politico first reported on the NRSC's stance, and it has been republished on political blogs. The NRSC's push to make it more difficult for Strange's opponents to hire political consultants gives the senator a larger advantage in holding on to his seat as the summer's special election looms. "We have made it very clear from the beginning that Sen. Luther Strange would be treated as an incumbent," NRSC spokeswoman Katie Martin told Politico, according to remarks posted the Andalusia Star. "It...
  • GAO Weighs In On Countering Violent Extremism

    04/28/2017 10:51:12 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 9 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | 4/13/2017 | Patrick Eddington
    The ongoing controversy and litigation over the Trump administrations Muslim ban has reignited a debate that has raged since the 9/11 attacks: Who commits more domestic terrorismviolent Salafists or traditional right wing extremists? According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, its the latter and by a very wide margin. From p. 4 of GAOs report: Of the 85 violent extremist incidents that resulted in death since September 12, 2001, far right wing violent extremist groups were responsible for 62 (73 percent) while radical Islamist violent extremists were responsible for 23 (27 percent). But as researchers at the Georgia State...
  • No. Arizona University student was recently asked to stop reading his Bible prior to the start...

    04/28/2017 9:30:13 AM PDT · by Syncro · 43 replies ^ | Apr 27, 2017 at 4:18 PM EDT | Anthony Gockowski
    A Northern Arizona University student was recently asked to stop reading his Bible prior to the start of one of his classes. A Northern Arizona University student was recently asked to stop reading his Bible prior to the start of one of his classes, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform.In a recording of the February incident, provided to Campus Reform by Kevin Cavanaugh for Congress, Mark Holden explains the situation to History Department Chair Derek Heng, who had been called in by the instructor, Dr. Heather Martel, after Holden had refused her request that he put his Bible...