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  • AJ Show (1st HOUR VIDEO Commercial Free) Wednesday 6/29/16: Trump & Economic Independence

    06/29/2016 1:50:42 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 29 June 2016 | Alex Jones
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  • Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Former Clinton Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin...

    06/29/2016 1:26:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 29, 2016
    Full title: Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Former Clinton Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin Deposition Testimony (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released the deposition transcript of Huma Abedin, former deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton throughout her four years as secretary of state and who also had an email account on the clintonemail.com system. The deposition transcript is available here. Abedin testified it was Clinton’s decision to use her non-state.gov email; to her knowledge that only Hillary Clinton, Abedin and Chelsea Clinton had accounts on the clintonemail.com system; and that the clintonemail.com system may have interfered...
  • Hillary scrutinized for arms sales at State [5/26/15]

    06/29/2016 1:20:38 PM PDT · by Syncro · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/15 12:04 PM EDT | By Tim Devaney
    By Tim Devaney - 05/26/15 12:04 PM EDT The State Department under Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump breaks from McConnell: Clinton 'not capable' Clinton camp: Trump's fundraising 'bragging is total bunk' Warren to J.K. Rowling: Can I teach magic? MORE authorized arms sales to countries that had donated millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, according to a new report.State approved $165 billion worth of weapons sales to 20 foreign governments during Clinton's tenure, the International Business Times reports. Among the countries involved in the sales were Algeria, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Clinton...
  • Law Enforcement Sources: Gun Used in Paris Terrorist Attacks Came from Phoenix

    06/29/2016 12:54:18 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 50 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 6-29-16 | Judicial Watch
    One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.” A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, “off book,” Judicial Watch’s law enforcement sources confirm. Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in...
  • There's no way back for Britain, says 'sad' Merkel

    06/29/2016 12:51:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 29 Jun 2016 08:46 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the EU summit in Brussels late on Tuesday that she didn’t see any way that the British decision to leave the EU could be reversed. “I don’t see a way to turn it round. This isn’t the time for wishful thinking,” said Merkel. The possibility of avoiding a Brexit was not even raised at the summit, the Chancellor claimed. “The referendum is a clear reality.” […] When EU leaders next meet in September, only 27 will be there, with Britain already shut out. “That is a good next step,” said Merkel. …
  • British business owner in Germany: why I support Brexit

    06/29/2016 12:44:02 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 7 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | 28 Jun 2016 17:35 GMT+02:00 | Emma Anderson
    British business owner in Germany: why I support Brexit Published: 28 Jun 2016 17:35 GMT+02:00 Updated: 28 Jun 2016 17:35 GMT+02:00 Scottish business owner Alexander McWhinney tells The Local why he supported the vote for a Brexit despite being an expat - much to the surprise of employees at his stores in the Rhineland. McWhinney has lived in Germany for 30 years. He now owns three stores under his brand The English Shop, starting with his flagship in Cologne. He’s the kind of person who has enjoyed many of the benefits of the EU: the ability to move and work...
  • EU spells out conditions for single market access to Britain

    06/29/2016 12:06:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 29, 2016 2:38 PM EDT | Raf Casert and Geir Moulson
    European Union leaders drew a stark line along the British Channel on Wednesday, telling the U.K. that it cannot keep valuable business links with its former continental partners in a seamless single EU market, if it doesn’t also accept European workers. The challenge cuts to the heart of the British vote to leave the bloc following a virulent campaign where migration from poorer EU countries was a key concern. It also sets the scene for the complex departure negotiations facing departing Prime Minister David Cameron’s successor, for which nominations opened in London Wednesday. Meeting for the first time without the...
  • Terror And Rage: It's Ramadan And The Muslims Are Hangry

    06/29/2016 11:08:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jeremy Wilson
    You may have noticed that something is disturbing the balmy tranquility of the great British summer at the moment. Uber drivers are swerving more dangerously than usual, BMW owners are angrily shouting at old ladies to hurry up on the Zebra crossings and, if you drive through some neighbourhoods you can even see gangs of youths looking longingly through the windows of fried chicken shops. It’s an annual phenomenon that can only can mean one thing: Ramadan is once again upon us.
  • Sanders worries Trump is benefiting politically from Brexit

    06/29/2016 10:55:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 29, 2016 7:14 AM EDT
    Sen. Bernie Sanders is arguing that “the global economy is not working for the majority of people in our country and the world.” Sanders, who hasn’t yet abandoned his presidential campaign, writes in a New York Times op-ed Wednesday that Republican Donald Trump “could benefit from the same forces” that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union. He says that any political advantage flowing to Trump from this market-moving vote “should sound an alarm for the Democratic Party.” …
  • Just Days After Brexit, EU Releases Plan For Further Expansion, An EU Army, AND Turkish Membership

    06/29/2016 10:53:36 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jun 2016 | Nick Hallett
    The European Union (EU) is going through an “existential crisis” that can only be solved through more military integration, Turkish accession and the creation of a “true union”, EU chiefs have said. In a document on the political union’s foreign policy objectives in light of the UK’s vote to leave, EU officials call for a “stronger Europe” the draws on “the combined weight of a true union”.
  • China official calls out Trump over charge of currency manipulation

    06/29/2016 10:17:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 06/29/16 | Asia Unhedged
    China’s Foreign Ministry has pretty much had it with Donald Trump. Join the party. Speaking about his trade policies on Tuesday, the presumptive Republican candidate for the US presidency called China the “grand master” of currency devaluation and said if elected he would label Beijing a currency manipulator. Breaking with their strategy of not directly criticizing Trump, the Foreign Ministry responded on Wednesday by saying the yuan’s exchange rate was not the reason for unbalanced trade ties with the US and more to the point it said Trump’s trade policies are irrational. For much of his campaign, Trump has focused...
  • Slain envoy’s Seattle sister is helping to carry out his vision (Chris Stevens's sister)

    06/29/2016 9:47:07 AM PDT · by McGruff · 8 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | Febuary 15, 2013 | Katherine Long
    Shortly after U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was slain during an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi last September, his sister Anne Stevens received a call from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Stevens, a Seattle doctor, recalled Clinton saying that “justice would be done” for Chris Stevens’ death. But those words struck Stevens as exactly wrong. “This was not at all how my brother would have reacted — I never heard him talk like that,” said Stevens, a specialist in autoimmune conditions at Seattle Children’s.
  • EU warns Britain on life after Brexit

    06/29/2016 9:43:34 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 42 replies
    Europe's leaders met without premier David Cameron and warned London must accept EU migrants to win access to the bloc's free trade zone.
  • Hillary Ignores Istanbul Jihad Attack During Town Hall Event, Instead Hits “Islamophobia”

    06/29/2016 9:15:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | June 29, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    But she did get around to releasing a written statement that said: “Today’s attack in Istanbul only strengthens our resolve to defeat the forces of terrorism and radical jihadism around the world. And it reminds us that the United States cannot retreat.” Radical jihadism. She probably never would have said even that phrase were it not for pressure from Trump’s excoriating her and Obama for refusing to identify the enemy, but she would no doubt insist (if asked, which she won’t be) that “radical jihadism” has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam.
  • EU Army on way? EU cannot rely on NATO and needs new defence policy says Brussels chief

    06/29/2016 9:15:11 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 29 replies
    Express ^ | Jun 29, 2016 | Tom Batchelor
    The European Union cannot rely on NATO to protect its member states from external threats and must develop a policy of collective defence that allows it to "act autonomously if and when necessary". EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini's Global Strategy document states that "as Europeans we must take greater responsibility for our security". The white paper, seen by Politico, adds: "While NATO exists to defend its members — most of which are European — from external attack, Europeans must be better equipped, trained and organised to contribute decisively to such collective efforts, as well as to act autonomously if...
  • NYT: House Benghazi Report Finds No <u>New</u> Evidence of Wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton

    06/29/2016 9:12:51 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 14 replies
    New York Times front page print, web ^ | June 28, 2016 | David Herszenhorn
    Go to the website to read the cherry picked, slanted, and deliberately falsified New York Times / David Herszenhor article. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/29/us/politics/hillary-clinton-benghazi.html?ref=politics&_r=0 Headline: House Benghazi Report Finds No New Evidence of Wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton By DAVID M. HERSZENHORNJUNE 28, 2016 some pulled quotes: ... the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued its final report on Tuesday, finding no new evidence of culpability or wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton in the 2012 attacks... ... In addition, it included some new details and context about the night of the attacks on the American diplomatic compound and reiterated Republicans’ complaints that the Obama administration...
  • If It Wasn’t For This CIA Officer, A Lot More People Would Have Died In Benghazi

    06/29/2016 6:57:59 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/28/2016 | Russ Reed
    Casualties sustained during the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, could have been much higher if it was not for the work of a mysterious CIA officer, according to an official report from the House Select Committee on Benghazi. The report, released Tuesday, noted that U.S. military support did not arrive to aid the small contingent of U.S. personnel defending the consulate during the attack. Instead, it was a militia made up of former Gaddafi loyalists known as Libyan Military Intelligence (LMI) that would come to the rescue of the U.S. officials several hours...
  • Two Muslim Boys Slaughter Their Own Mother For The Sake Of Allah

    06/29/2016 6:37:46 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 74 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6/28/2016 | Walid Shoeblat
    Twin brothers wanted to join ISIS and their parents objected. But Muslims mean business when they say “fidaka abi wa-ummi ya rasul Allah” (I sacrifice my father and my mother for you O messenger of Allah). “Sacrifice” means sacrifice and “mother” means mother, especially in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. This is why the two (identical twin) brothers in Riyadh Saudi Arabia began to slaughter their entire family, killing their mother and seriously injuring their father and elder brother by using a cleaver. The Saudi twins, Khalid and Saleh Al Areeni, first stabbed their mother with a cleaver and...
  • CIA chief Brennan looks at Turkish attack and sees a warning for Americans

    06/29/2016 6:34:23 AM PDT · by detective · 68 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 29, 2016 | Daniel Klaidman
    Four hours after three suicide bombers killed at least 41 people and wounded hundreds more at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, CIA Director John Brennan said the attacks bore the grim hallmarks of ISIS and warned that the fanatically violent Islamic terrorist group wants to conduct similar large-scale attacks in the United States. “I am worried from the standpoint of an intelligence professional who looks at the capabilities of Daesh … and their determination to kill as many as people as possible and to carry out attacks abroad,” Brennan said in an exclusive interview at CIA headquarters with Yahoo News. Brennan credited...
  • Historian Meacham Says Dems Win ‘Intellectual’ Argument, Trump Wins ‘Emotional’ One

    06/29/2016 6:30:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It’s the same kind of elitism expressed by Brexit opponents who are casting Leave people as ignorant, parochial hicks . . . On today’s Morning Joe, historian Jon Meacham disparaged Trump supporters as people who think with their “gut” instead of with their “head.” After video rolled of Trump supporting waterboarding and saying we had to fight ISIS fire with fire, Meacham sniffed: “Democrats tend to seem to win the intellectual argument and Trump walks away with the emotional argument.” Really? What was the “intellectual argument” won by Hillary, Obama and other Dems on the Russian reset, “leading from behind,”...
  • Nigel Farage Batters Obama: "He Came To Britain And Behaved Disgracefully"

    06/29/2016 5:43:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | June 29, 2016
    Back in April President Obama took a trip over to the UK in order to lecture another country on how to vote - Obama of course was staunchly in the Remain camp. Obama even penned an op-ed titled: "As your friend, let me say that the EU makes Britain even greater." Of course, we all know the historic outcome of the Brexit vote, and we have even asked if it was Barack Obama who actually was the deciding factor: UKIP leader Nigel Farage has never been shy of course, but lately has been making sure to remember all of those...
  • Venezuelans are storming supermarkets and attacking trucks as food supplies dwindle

    06/29/2016 5:13:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2016 at 12:31 PM | Joshua Partlow and Mariana Zuńiga
    In the darkness the warehouse looks like any other, a metal-roofed hangar next to a clattering overpass, with homeless people sleeping nearby in the shadows. But inside, workers quietly unload black plastic crates filled with merchandise so valuable that mobs have looted delivery vehicles, shot up the windshields of trucks and hurled a rock into one driver’s eye. Soldiers and police milling around the loading depots give this neighborhood the feel of a military garrison. […] The fight for food has begun in Venezuela. On any day, in cities across this increasingly desperate nation, crowds form to sack supermarkets. Protesters...
  • North Korea printing massive amounts of fake Chinese currency, defectors say

    06/29/2016 4:57:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | June 23, 2016 | Elizabeth Shim
    North Korea printing massive amounts of fake Chinese currency, defectors say The illicit project has Kim Jong Un’s approval. By Elizabeth Shim Contact the Author | June 23, 2016 at 11:19 AM Follow @upi SEOUL, June 23 (UPI) -- North Korea has been printing large amounts of counterfeit Chinese currency under the supervision of Kim Jong Un, a defector group said Thursday. The South Korea-based organization North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity said the information is from a source based in North Korea, local news service Newsis reported. According to the source, a mint in the North Korean city of Pyongsong in...
  • As Clinton-Trump Race Too Close To Call, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds

    06/29/2016 4:53:53 AM PDT · by dennisw · 40 replies
    www.qu.edu ^ | June 29, 2016
    Democrat Hillary Clinton has 42 percent to Republican Donald Trump's 40 percent - too close to call - as American voters say neither candidate would be a good president and that the campaign has increased hatred and prejudice in the nation, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. This compares to results of a June 1 national poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University, showing Clinton edging Trump 45 - 41 percent. When third party candidates are added to today's survey, Clinton gets 39 percent with Trump at 37 percent. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson gets 8...
  • Report: Adult Refugees Enrolled In Canadian High School, Harassing Young Girls

    06/29/2016 4:28:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    Daily caller ^ | June 28, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Emails between school officials at one Canadian high school reveal the school has been struggling to integrate into the school adult Syrian refugees, who reportedly are bullying and threatening students and teachers, as well as making advances on young teenage girls. One email from the head of the school’s international students department expressed concern that the Brussels attack would have a “trickle down” effect on the refugee students. After receiving a tip about Fredericton High School in New Brunswick, Canada — a region that has been aggressively resettling thousands of Syrian refugees — Canadian news organization TheRebel submitted a freedom...
  • House Benghazi Report Confirms ‘Spontaneous Video Protest’ Story Was Deliberate Disinformation

    06/29/2016 4:19:51 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jun 2016 | John Hayward
    Shortened title. Full title: House Benghazi Report Confirms ‘Spontaneous Video Protest’ Story Was Deliberate Political Disinformation The House Benghazi report makes it completely clear that no one peddling the “spontaneous video protest” theory of the attack ever believed it, not for a single hour. It was a piece of deliberate disinformation concocted in Washington for political purposes, as critics of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have long maintained. As Catherine Herridge of Fox News reports, the video story was “crafted in Washington by Obama administration appointees and reflected neither eyewitness nor real-time reports from the Americans...
  • 5-year-old Idaho girl 'afraid to go out of her house' after sex assault

    06/29/2016 3:57:35 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 6/29/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    (Watch video at link) The 5-year-old Idaho girl who was sexually assaulted by migrant boys from Sudan and Iraq has become a “prisoner in her own house” since the crime was allegedly committed more than three weeks ago, says a close friend of the family. That’s because one suspect’s family who was evicted from the apartment complex has still not moved out. The families of the three boys involved – two from Sudan ages 10 and 14 and a third from Iraq age 7 – were all evicted from the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls last week following publicity about...
  • Carnage In Istanbul

    06/29/2016 3:48:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, Turkey’s largest, was hit with two suicide bombings yesterday that claimed the lives of at least 36 people. However, that grisly figure may rise further as there were also several dozen injured in the blasts, some of whom have been listed as critical. The airport was immediately shut down to commercial traffic.
  • New Guided Missile Destroyer Project for ROC Navy Emerges out of Taiwan

    06/29/2016 3:46:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 29 June 2016
    Pictures of a scale model and computer renderings of a new guided-missile destroyer project for the Republic of China (Taiwan) Navy (ROC Navy) emerged last week in the 中国军事中國軍事武器 (China Military Chinese Weapon) magazine. This new destroyer project is in line with Taiwan's new naval acquisition plan which was unveiled late last year. The new plan called for four new destroyers (among other vessels). CGI of the new DDG Project for the ROC Navy Based on the picture and images, one of the key feature of the new destroyer class is a large mast with four AESA radar arrays presumably...
  • Istanbul airport reopens after terror attack leaves 41 dead, 239 injured

    06/29/2016 3:39:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    Turkish Prime Miniser Binali Yildirim said in a statement Wednesday that air traffic had returned to normal and “our airport has been opened to flights and departures from 2:20 (local time) on,” following the terror attack at an Istanbul airport that left 41 dead and 239 injured.
  • It’s Time for the Elites to Rise Up Against the Ignorant Masses

    06/29/2016 3:20:27 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 64 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | James Traub
    The Brexit has laid bare the political schism of our time. It’s not about the left vs. the right; it’s about the sane vs. the mindlessly angry.
  • Democrats Mention Donald Trump 23 Times in Their Benghazi Report

    06/28/2016 5:41:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I just want to spend a couple more minutes here on this Benghazi report today, because once we finish, the narrative elsewhere is going to be entirely different. Outside of this program -- and I'm sure other conservative media -- the narrative on this today is gonna be that they found no new evidence of any wrongdoing by Mrs. Clinton, so there's nothing to see here. And they're gonna move on. Now, they won't be able to say that the Republicans targeted Mrs. Clinton. They won't be able to allege the Republicans did this for purely partisan...
  • Poland to push for 'radical' new EU treaty

    06/29/2016 2:10:37 AM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 28 June 2016 | Andrew Rettman
    The EU should have a new treaty that shifts power from the European Commission to EU states .. Poland has indicated ahead of Tuesday’s (28 June) summit. ...Speaking the same day in an interview with the Rzeczpospolita daily, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the powerful head of the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS), said mounting euroscepticism in countries such as France and the Netherlands showed that “the vision of the EU forced upon us by the Lisbon Treaty has failed”. He said “member states should have more sovereignty inside the union … we have to maintain a Europe of nation states that...
  • Prominent Poland politician honors victims of synagogue burning

    06/29/2016 1:39:39 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 28 June 2016 | JTA
    Leader of largest political party stresses German responsibility for Holocaust at Bialystok memorialThe leader of the largest political party in Poland took part in ceremonies commemorating the burning of a synagogue in Bialystok during the Holocaust. In his speech at the Great Synagogue of Bialystok on Monday, Jaroslaw Kaczynski stressed German responsibility for the Holocaust, the dangers of anti-Semitism, and the need for cooperation with Israel. "The Holocaust was the fault of the German state and the German people who supported Adolf Hitler,” said Kaczynski during the ceremony. “German elite were unable to get into any real opposition.” On June...
  • The Hind Gunship Is One of Syria’s Worst Terror Weapons

    06/29/2016 1:16:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | June 28, 2016 | TOM COOPER
    A pair of recently-overhauled Mi-25s of the SyAAF — serial numbers 2820, left, and 2830 — during a military exercise in late 2011. Syrian Ministry of Defense photo For three weeks starting in early June 2016, the Damascus suburb of Darayya was exposed to merciless aerial bombardment carried out primarily by Mil Mi-25 — NATO code name “Hind” — gunship helicopters belonging to the Syrian Arab Air Force. The Hinds dropped no fewer than 564 bombs over this period, underscoring the Mi-25’s reputation as one of Syria’s worst terror weapons. The Mi-25 is often described as a “downgraded” variant of the classic Mi-24 gunship. It’s a big, heavy,...
  • India’s nationalists should learn how to behave themselves: China media on international affairs

    06/29/2016 12:48:37 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 28 June 2016 | EWD
    Global Times, a national English-language daily in China, Tuesday published a strongly-worded editorial defending China’s position on the entry of India and other non-NPT countries into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Launching a harsh attack on Indian public and the country’s media, the editorial called India a ‘spoiled’ and ‘smug’ nation especially in international affairs. becoming a member of the NSG and brushed away accusation that it tried to block India’s entry. ...Global Times, that publishes in both English and Chinese, is considered a media house with far-left leanings and a nationalist bias. It also has often echoed the views...
  • Brexit: The story of an island apart

    06/29/2016 12:31:49 AM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 June 2016 | Mark Mardell
    ..It is the English Channel, that helps define our relationship with the rest of Europe. These isles have very rarely been in isolation from it, whether splendid or otherwise. How could it be, as one historian recently argued, when the Magna Carta was signed by French nobles and the Bill of Rights designed for a Dutch prince? But it has always kept a beady eye on other powers across the water. It has been often concerned with stopping other European powers dominating the continent, playing one off against another. ... there are only a couple of European countries who are...
  • Donor promised to make Clinton ‘look good’ if appointed to sensitive intelligence board

    06/28/2016 11:55:15 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 8 replies
    mcclatchydc.com ^ | JUNE 27, 2016 6:00 AM | ANITA KUMAR
    Donor promised to make Clinton ‘look good’ if appointed to board Rajiv Fernando lobbied top Clinton aide for a seat on sensitive intelligence board He had little experience in the field and resigned after appointment was scrutinized The Chicago businessman donated to Clinton, Obama and the Clinton Foundation WASHINGTON A major Democratic donor personally lobbied then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s office for a seat on a sensitive government intelligence board, telling one of her closest aides that if appointed he would make Clinton “look good.” Rajiv Fernando acknowledged that he may not have the experience to sit on a board...
  • Eurozone rocked by Brexit: Now George Soros bets €100m on German bank collapse

    06/28/2016 11:46:39 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 10 replies
    The UK Express ^ | June 28, 2016 | Rebecca Perring
    BILLIONAIRE investor George Soros took out a staggering €100MILLION bet that a major German bank would collapse after Britain decisions to cut ties with the crumbling EU. The man who "broke the Bank of England" took a short position of 0.51 per cent in Deutsche Bank shares on Friday - the day after the people of Britain backed Brexit. In growing signs that desperate Angela Merkel's economy is struggling in the wake of the nation's decision to leave the EU - Soros Fund Management said its short position was now 0.46 per cent - suggesting it had begun to take...
  • Justice Dept. reviewing Supreme Court immigration decision: Lynch

    06/28/2016 9:36:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:44pm EDT | Julia Edwards
    The Obama administration is looking into whether it can challenge the Supreme Court’s decision to block President Barack Obama’s plan to spare millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday. “We will be reviewing the case and seeing what, if anything else, we need to do in court,” Lynch told Reuters in an interview. Lynch did not say what legal options the Obama administration may pursue following a split decision by the Supreme Court justices last week that left in place a block on the executive action by a lower court. She said any future...
  • TRUMP BLASTS TRADE DEALS, DEPARTING FROM GOP ORTHODOXY (Go Trump)

    06/28/2016 7:55:08 PM PDT · by cba123 · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 28, 2016 5:55 PM EDT | By JILL COLVIN and LISA LERER
    MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) -- Donald Trump called for a new era of economic "Americanism" Tuesday, promising to restore millions of lost factory jobs by backing away from decades of U.S. policy that encouraged trade with other nations - a move that could undermine the country's place as the dominant player in the global economy. The speech marked a significant break from years of Republican Party advocacy for unencumbered trade between nations, and drew immediate condemnation from GOP business leaders. Read the full article at link: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CAMPAIGN_2016?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-06-28-14-55-42
  • EU BACKLASH: Brexit ‘TSUNAMI’ expected as 34 referendums set to rock union

    06/28/2016 6:44:29 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 47 replies
    Express UK ^ | June 29, 2016 | Joey Millar
    THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) is about to be rocked by a “political tsunami” with right-wing parties across the continent calling for dozens of in-out referendums. A study by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) revealed so-called extreme “insurgent parties” are calling for a total of 34 public votes - with matters ranging from their countries’ membership of the EU to refugee policy. The ECFR report blamed Europe’s fear of Turkey joining the EU and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “refugees welcome” policy as major reasons behind a rapid rise in support for both right-wing and far-left, anti-EU parties and...
  • Final Benghazi Report: White House, Clinton LIED, Our Boys DIED

    06/28/2016 6:51:31 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 34 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6-28-2016 | Pamela Geller
    “WH [White House] very worried about the politics. This was all their doing.” [pg. 132] The Benghazi Committee has released their final report. The public statements made by Obama and Hillary Obama on the Benghazi attacks are strikingly at odds with what private communications reveal. It is devastating.This should be Hillary’s Waterloo. But we are living under the spiked boot of a left-wing apparatus with near total control of the elite media. There will be an eerie silence on this in the vast enemedia echo chamber. The Obama administration knowingly provided the American people a false story about the Benghazi...
  • Stop Paying Pakistan

    06/28/2016 6:31:47 PM PDT · by cold start · 10 replies
    usnews.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ted Poe
    Congress should quit funding Pakistan's due to the country's complicity in terrorism.Ted Poe is a Republican U.S. representative for Texas' 2nd district. He is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation and Trade. The House of Representatives recently gave Pakistan a $200 million raise. In all, it was a $900 million payday for a country that to this day is supporting terrorist groups that kill our service men and women in Afghanistan. It is well known by now that Pakistan gave safe harbor to Osama bin Laden. Before he met...
  • A Socialist Les Miserables in Venezuela

    06/28/2016 5:53:45 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Frontpage ^ | June 24, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    A mob of starving people advanced on the presidential palace chanting, “We want food”. They were met by soldiers and police dispatched by the tyrant from his lavish palace decorated opulently with a golden sun, giant rock crystal mirrors, sparkling chandeliers and towering oil portraits. The scene wasn’t 19th century France, but 21st century Venezuela. And if you are wondering why you haven’t seen it on the news, it’s because Venezuela is a Socialist disaster area that was once being used as a model by the left. Now it’s a place where the vast majority of people can’t afford basic...
  • Lady Gaga banned in China after meeting with Dalai Lama

    06/28/2016 5:53:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies
    WHIO ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ryan Biek
    A meeting with the Dalai Lama and a few pictures on social media might have negatively affected Lady Gaga's stardom in China. The pop star met with the leader of the Buddhist faith on Sunday while he was speaking in Indiana. Before the meeting, Gaga was arguably one of the most popular Western musicians in mainland China. But after she shared photos of herself and the Dalai Lama on Instagram, her account was flooded with negative comments. One user posted: "The way the Chinese feel is just like you were shaking hands with (Osama) bin Laden." Another wrote: "This is...
  • Video Shows Moment Of Explosion

    06/28/2016 4:54:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    Video from FoxNews.com on moment of explosion. WARNING: Graphic.
  • Car set on fire outside Perth mosque as hundreds pray inside

    06/28/2016 4:39:35 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 42 replies
    Guardian Australia ^ | Tuesday 28 June 2016 18.06 EDT | Ben Doherty
    A suspected car bomb was detonated outside a Perth mosque on Tuesday night as hundreds of worshippers attended a prayer service inside. No one inside the Thornlie Mosque was injured when the white 4WD exploded shortly after 8pm outside the Thornlie mosque, near the Australian Islamic College in Perth’s southern suburbs. Anti-Islamic graffiti was also sprayed on a fence.
  • Benghazi Bombshell: No Evidence of Obama’s ‘Three Directives’

    06/28/2016 3:31:56 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jun 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    The House Select Committee on Benghazi report contains at least one major bombshell: the committee found no evidence of the “three directives” that President Barack Obama claimed he issued when he first learned about the ongoing terror attack. Neither the committee’s official report, nor the Democrats’ dissenting minority report, mentions the “three directives.” (In fact, President Obama barely features in the Democrats’ report at all, as if someone else were Commander-in-Chief that evening.)
  • Merkel: Britain can’t cherry-pick Brexit terms

    06/28/2016 2:53:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 115 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 Jun 2016 16:25 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that the EU could survive a Brexit and warned Britain the union would not tolerate “cherry-picking” in upcoming negotiations on their future relations. “The EU is strong enough to withstand Britain’s withdrawal,” she told the German parliament ahead of a crisis summit of the 28 member states in Brussels. […] “We will ensure there are no negotiations based on the principle of cherry-picking,” she said to applause. “There must be and will be a noticeable difference between whether a country wants to be a member of the European Union family or not.” She added:...