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  • Populist billionaire’s party wins big in Czech Republic

    10/22/2017 3:32:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 10/22/17 | KAREL JANICEK
    The centrist ANO movement led by populist Andrej Babis decisively won the Czech Republic’s parliamentary election Saturday in a vote that shifted the country to the right and paved the way for the euroskeptic billionaire to become its next prime minister. With all votes counted, the Czech Statistics Office said ANO won in a landslide, capturing 29.6 percent of the vote, or 78 of the 200 seats in the lower house of Parliament. “It’s a huge success,” the 63-year-old Babis told supporters and journalists at his headquarters in Prague. Babis is the county’s second-richest man, with a media empire including...
  • 54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

    10/22/2017 12:42:33 AM PDT · by Enchante · 14 replies
    AP via Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2017 | Menna Zaki
    CAIRO (AP) - At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo was ambushed, officials said Saturday. The ensuing firefight was one of the deadliest for Egyptian security forces in recent years.
  • Watch Pelosi Battle Meghan McCain Over Fate of Democratic Party

    10/21/2017 8:19:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did not have a breezy walk on appearance at “The View” Friday with Meghan McCain there to challenge her. The two were talking party politics, with McCain admitting that the GOP has had its issues and bouts of divisiveness this year. Yet, she wanted to know why it seemed like Pelosi’s party was also out of sorts lately. Pelosi Denies There's a Fracture in the Democratic Party on the View“There’s a fracture in your party the same way there’s a fracture in mine,” McCain said to "The View" guest, pointing out that Rep. Tim Ryan...
  • President Trump Will Release the Classified JFK Files

    10/21/2017 8:04:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    President Donald J. Trump announced via Twitter Saturday morning that he will release the long anticipated classified files surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017 There are currently more than 3,000 classified documents in the National Archives regarding JFK’s death and the investigation into his killer, Lee Harvey Oswald. 25 years ago, Congress passed the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 which ordered the acting commander-in-chief...
  • JFK assassination: Trump to allow release of classified documents

    10/21/2017 6:22:51 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 68 replies
    President Trump announced on Twitter that he will allow the release of thousands of classified documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy after years of delays. The unexpected move means the trove of never-before-seen documents are set to be released by the National Archives by Oct. 26.
  • Trump Celebrates Diwali in White House to Ovation from Hindu Indians

    10/21/2017 6:38:26 AM PDT · by nwrep · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 19, 2017 | nwrep
    Watch towards the end as the visitors tell him that he is doing a great job and they are proud of him.
  • CIA ‘working to take down’ WikiLeaks threat, agency chief says

    10/20/2017 11:55:02 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2017 | Andrew Blake
    The head of the CIA lumped WikiLeaks with al Qaeda and the Islamic State and said his agency is working toward reducing the “enormous threat” posed by each of them. CIA Director Mike Pompeo placed the antisecrecy website in the same category as terrorist organizations while speaking Thursday at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies’ National Security Summit in D.C. “I talked about these non-state actors, and it’s not just Wikileaks. Indeed I may have overemphasized them — they are an enormous threat, we are working to take down that threat to the United States as well, to reduce...
  • NRA: Trump is victim of ‘most ruthless attack on a president’ in history

    10/20/2017 7:01:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/17 | John Bowden
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) claims in a new video that President Trump and his supporters are being subjected to the most "ruthless" attack against a U.S. president and his supporters in the history of the country.In a video posted Friday to the group's Twitter account, spokeswoman Dana Loesch accuses Democrats and other critics of the Trump administration of trying to delegitimize Trump's presidency.“We are witnesses to the most ruthless attack on a president and the people who voted for him, and the free system that allowed it to happen, in American history," Loesch says at the beginning of the video.Scenes...
  • Mueller team criticized by fellow attorneys for history of questionable tactics

    10/20/2017 5:03:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | October 20, 2017
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team running the Russia collusion probe are being accused by fellow attorneys of employing aggressive and questionable tactics in past cases, potentially putting a dent in his straight-shooter image. As the investigation heats up and key players like former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and press secretary Sean Spicer are interviewed by investigators, several attorneys with experience in federal cases spoke out with their concerns this week. Harvey Silverglate, a criminal defense attorney in Massachusetts, wrote an opinion piece accusing Mueller of once trying to entrap him when Mueller was acting U.S....
  • Mugabe named as goodwill ambassador by WHO

    10/20/2017 4:10:07 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 44 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct 20 2017 | BBC
    Robert Mugabe has been named as a goodwill ambassador by the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Gold Star Mother Karen Vaughn: John Kelly's Words Were Beautiful and Brought Us Back to Reality

    10/20/2017 4:03:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Gold Star mother Karen Vaughn lost her son, Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn, after his Chinook helicopter was shot down on August 6, 2011 in Afghanistan. All 38 people on board were killed. Seventeen Navy SEALs died, making it the worst day for casualties in SEAL Team Six history. I've had the honor of getting to know Karen a little bit over the years. I've seen her talk about the excruciating, broken and tear filled flight she took to receive Aaron's body when he came home for the final time. During an interview on Fox Business Thursday, Karen gave reaction to...
  • Senate Votes to Raise Revenue by Drilling In Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (drill, baby drill!)

    10/20/2017 10:33:29 AM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Spokesman Review ^ | Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 10:04 a.m. | By Juliet Eilperin
    WASHINGTON – The Senate rejected an amendment Thursday that sought to block a key panel from raising revenue through drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a move that could make it easier for future oil and gas drilling to take place there. Sen. Maria Cantwell, Wash., the top Democrat on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, offered an budget amendment that would have removed instructions to the panel to raise an additional $1 billion through federal leasing. It failed 48 to 52 on a largely party-line vote, with only Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joe Manchin, W.Va., breaking ranks....
  • Senate passes a budget, moving the GOP closer to tax reform (a $4 Trillion Budget Measure)

    10/20/2017 9:00:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/20/2017 | Jacob Pramuk
    Senate Republicans approved a $4 trillion budget measure Thursday, taking a crucial step toward their goal of passing a tax plan this year. The chamber approved the budget resolution by a 51-49 vote. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was the only GOP senator to vote against it. Senators will now have to reconcile their budget resolution with a separate one passed by the House. The other chamber could simply choose to pass the Senate budget blueprint. Passing a budget unlocks reconciliation, which enables the GOP to pass a tax bill with a simple 51-vote majority in the Senate. Using the tool...
  • In Case You Missed It: Robert Mueller Was FBI Director During The Russia Uranium Investigation

    10/20/2017 7:26:01 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 20 Oct 2017 | Larry O'Connor
    Is it time for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to recuse himself from his investigation into Russian activities in the 2016 presidential election? Lost in much of the discussion over this week’s developments in the growing Russia/Uranium/Clinton scandal is the fact that none other than Mueller was the FBI Director during this investigation. And that investigation is under serious scrutiny. Under Attorney General Eric Holder, the FBI informant at the center of the probe was prohibited from revealing any of the details of the investigation to members of Congress because of a non-disclosure agreement that has been characterized as unusual by...
  • Kelly Rips Democratic Rep’s ‘Selfish’ Behavior In Attacking Trump’s Call To Army Widow

    10/20/2017 7:23:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    UPDATE: Former Clinton spokersperson Brian Fallon ripped Kelly, calling him "odious" for his press briefing today: This is foul attempt to spin issue of Trump's callousness into a conversation about a congresswoman who did the consoling Trump wouldn't.— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) October 19, 2017 Kelly isnt just an enabler of Trump. He's a believer in him. That makes him as odious as the rest. Dont be distracted by the uniform.— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) October 19, 2017 Before Kelly was Chief of Staff, he was the DHS secretary defending Trump's travel ban and overseeing mass deportations.— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) October 19,...
  • Obama and Bush decry deep US divisions without naming Trump

    10/20/2017 1:45:15 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 41 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/20/2017 | BBC
    Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush have voiced concern about the current political climate in the US, in comments seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership. Mr. Obama urged Americans to reject the politics of "division" and "fear", while Mr. Bush criticized "bullying and prejudice" in public life. They were speaking separately. Neither mentioned President Trump by name.......
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson laughs that controversy over Gold Star widow has made her 'a rock star'

    10/19/2017 6:40:00 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 104 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 19, 2017 | Philip Wegmann
    A Florida woman is grieving the loss of her husband Army Sgt. La David Johnson. She's thinking about the orphaned children her husband left behind, probably wondering how she will parent a six-year-old, a toddler, and an unborn child who will never know her father. But down in Florida, Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson is enjoying her newfound fame after she politicized the president's call to the widow. According to a local news report, Wilson is even laughing. "You mean to tell me that I've become so important that the White House is following me and my words?" she said laughing,...
  • 2 former presidents — from both parties — blast the state of American politics in unprecedented day

    10/19/2017 5:03:15 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 217 replies
    Business Insider - Politics ^ | 19 Oct 17 | Allan Smith
    The two most recent presidents on Thursday blasted the state of US politics in events that were separated by less than 20 miles. First, it was former President George W. Bush. The most recent former Republican president lambasted a political culture that caused "bigotry" to seem "emboldened." The public comments were Bush's most pointed since President Donald Trump took office in January. "In recent decades, public confidence in our institutions has declined," the 43rd president said at an event in New York hosted by his namesake institute. "Our governing class has often been paralyzed in the face of obvious...
  • CIA Director: Russian Meddling ‘Did Not Affect Outcome Of Election’

    10/19/2017 3:24:16 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/19/2017 | Saagar Enjeti
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo contested allegations that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election skewed results in a Thursday appearance before the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. “The intelligence community’s assessment is that the Russian meddling that took place did not affect the outcome of the election,” Pompeo flatly declared, adding that he could not think of anything more important for the U.S. intelligence community to do then ensure the integrity of elections. The director continued that Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections “is not new,” adding, “the Russians have been at this an awfully long time.”
  • POTUS Trump Fired Up Over Clinton-Uranium One Scandal: ‘Biggest Story Media Doesn't...'

    10/19/2017 1:46:12 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 74 replies
    GP ^ | 10/19/17 | Joshua Caplan
    President Trump took to Twitter Thursday to lend his megaphone to promote the Clinton-Uranium One scandal, decrying the ‘fake news media,’ is ignoring the bombshell report. President Trump is spot on.   Yesterday, the networks ignored the story, opting to cover ‘Mike Pence’s gaze,’ and ‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s workout plan’ instead. “Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow!,” tweeted Trump. The President followed up quoting Fox & Friends’ report on the scandal, tweeting “Russia sent millions to Clinton Foundation.” The Commander-in-Chief is correct — the mainstream...