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  • After Obama’s bad deal, American Black Hawks will replace Russian helicopters for Afghan air force

    06/25/2017 4:59:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 25, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Donald Trump Pentagon, in so many words, is saying that the Obama administration’s decision to waive punitive sanctions and buy combat helicopters from Russia was a bad deal. The Pentagon’s first congressionally required report on Afghanistan under President Trump says the Russian Mi-17 chopper has proved a failure in the long war and will be phased out in favor of American-made UH-60 Black Hawks. The Obama administration came to realize the failure in its last weeks in office and stopped the deal. The report this month on “Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan” marks official confirmation that the Russian...
  • CNN imposing new rules on Russia stories

    06/25/2017 4:42:43 PM PDT · by Hadean · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    CNN is reportedly implementing strict new rules for the network's stories regarding Russia. CNNMoney executive editor Rich Barbieri sent out an email Saturday regarding the network's new rules after the network a day earlier issued a retraction on one of its stories. "No one should publish any content involving Russia without coming to me and Jason [Farkas]," said the email, obtained by BuzzFeed News. "This applies to social, video, editorial, and MoneyStream. No exceptions," the email added. "I will lay out a workflow Monday." The new restrictions come after CNN on Friday retracted a story that connected Anthony Scaramucci, a prominent...
  • Donald Skunks The Democrats

    06/25/2017 3:16:31 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 54 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | JUNE 24, 2017 | Maureen Dowd
    You know who is really sick and tired of Donald Trump winning, to the point where they beg, “Please, Mr. President, sir, it’s too much”? Democrats. The Democrats just got skunked four to nothing in races they excitedly thought they could win because everyone they hang with hates Trump. If Trump is the Antichrist, as they believe, then Georgia was going to be a cakewalk, and Nancy Pelosi was going to be installed as speaker before the midterms by acclamation. But it turned into another soul-sucking disappointment. “It’s Trump four and us zero,” says the Democratic congressman Tim Ryan of...
  • Israel's leaders vow strong response to Syrian fire spillover onto Golan

    06/24/2017 7:06:48 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    Debka.com ^ | 6/24/2017 | DEBKAfile
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday night that IDF actions had made it clear that Israel does not tolerate the trickle of fire from any foreign warfront and pushes back forcefully. He spoke after an Israeli air strike was conducted against a Syrian position near Quenitra Saturday in response to two Syrian mortar shells flying into Golan and exploding-albeit harmlessly.....
  • China, U.S. agree on aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization

    06/24/2017 10:49:34 AM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | June 24th, 2017 | by Christian Shepherd
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be "complete, verifiable and irreversible", Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week. "Both sides reaffirm that they will strive for the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," a consensus document released by the official Xinhua news agency said. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had said on Thursday that the United States pressed China to ramp up economic and political pressure on North Korea, during his meeting with top Chinese...
  • The media plays dishonest numbers game with guns

    06/24/2017 8:54:27 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    A brand new PEW Research Center survey last week shows that gun ownership by households is up to 42 percent — an increase of 5 percentage points in the past four years. Yet, few mainstream media outlets announced the increase. In fact, the media goes out of its way to find polls claiming that Americans are turning away from guns. In my book, "War on Guns" the impression, the impression given by the media is that gun owners are a small, fringe group. Maybe they are hoping that this will have an impact on policy. As General Social Survey director...
  • Trump signs VA reform bill, following through on campaign promise

    06/23/2017 7:51:16 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | June 23, 2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    President Trump on Friday signed Veterans Affairs reform legislation meant to protect whistleblowers while making it easier to fire problematic employees at the department. The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act passed by Congress earlier this month streamlines the process to remove, demote, or suspend VA employees for poor performance or misconduct. In addition, it authorizes the VA secretary to recoup any bonuses awarded to employees who have acted improperly. “Veterans have fulfilled their duty to this nation and now, we must fulfill our duty to them,” Trump said. “So to every veteran who is here with...
  • Steve Scalise is out of the ICU following shooting

    06/23/2017 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | 06-23-17 | Catherine Reynolds
    Steve Scalise is out of the ICU following shooting 0 Comments for this article By: CBS News Submitted: 06/23/2017 - 4:00pm House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is no longer in the intensive care unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a source familiar with his status confirmed to CBS News.There is no update, however, from the hospital, which said on Wednesday that it had upgraded Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, to fair condition, a week after the congressional baseball practice shooting that left him and four others wounded.“Congressman Steve Scalise continues to make good progress. He is now listed in fair...
  • Jane Sanders Lawyers Up

    06/23/2017 5:27:44 PM PDT · by kabar · 31 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 22, 2017 | Harry Jaffe
    Sanders and his wife have been trying to ignore the federal investigation since reporters for VTDigger, an online publication, confirmed the FBI’s involvement in April. The original request for an investigation into the potential bank fraud did indeed come from Brady Toensing, an attorney who chaired Trump’s Vermont campaign, and whose January 2016 letter to the U.S. attorney for Vermont put federal agents on the trail. (Toensing, in an email to Politico Magazine, notes, “The investigation was started more than a year ago under President Obama, his Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and his United States Attorney, all of whom are...
  • The Propaganda of The Washington Post Continues

    06/23/2017 3:38:36 PM PDT · by onyx · 42 replies
    There is a long-worded Washington Post story gaining lots of attention as the definitive article outlining the ‘vast Russian election conspiracy‘. However, anyone who walks in the deep weeds of DC propaganda constructs will immediately note the Ben Rhodes styled fingerprints of obfuscation and disingenuous nonsense.The article is transparently presented for several aligned purposes; all of them political, including the intensely political objectives of John Brennan and James Clapper, and all of them transparently spreading the truth-sauce way too thin.As a deep weeds walker myself, and having inoculated against the nonsensical -albeit fashionable to believe- infection, here’s my take....
  • Nebraska Dem Party Official Loses Job After Saying He’s ‘Glad’ Scalise Got Shot

    06/23/2017 12:37:57 PM PDT · by johnk · 34 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | June 23, 2017 12:20 pm | BY: Conor Beck
    ...The Nebraska Democratic Party on Thursday removed one of its officials after a recording surfaced of him saying he was glad House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) got shot and wished he died. Phil Montag, who served as volunteer co-chairman of the party's technology committee, was fired after his comments were released, local Fox affiliate KPTM reported. Montag made the remarks during a private meeting with the party's Black Caucus chairwoman, Chelsey Gentry-Tipton, and a friend of hers, Destin Madison. "His whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to [expletive] kick people off [expletive] health care. I'm glad...
  • Senate announces probe of Loretta Lynch behavior in 2016 election

    06/23/2017 9:43:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 23, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday.
  • Exclusive–Sen. Rand Paul on Senate Healthcare Legislation: ‘...Too Much Like Obamacare’

    06/23/2017 6:54:09 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 22 Jun 2017 | Sean Moran
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that he thinks the Senate healthcare bill “looks too much like Obamacare.” Senator Rand Paul joined Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) in opposition to the Senate bill. The coalition of conservative senators argue that the legislation does not do enough to repeal Obamacare. Senator Paul explained his opposition to the newly released Senate healthcare bill: I think the bill looks too much like Obamacare. It really doesn’t look like a repeal bill. It looks like we’re keeping Obamacare, it keeps probably 100 percent...
  • First on CNN: House intel panel plans to interview Podesta next week, sources say

    06/22/2017 3:48:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 63 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 6/22/17 | By Manu Raju and Tom LoBianco, CNN
    (CNN)The House intelligence committee next week plans to interview John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign chairman whose hacked email account became central to Russian meddling in the US election last year, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. Podesta will be one of the committee's first major witnesses to meet with the panel behind closed doors as it tries to determine the extent of the Russian involvement in last year's campaign and whether any of President Donald Trump's associates coordinated with the Russians. The committee sent out requests to interview six witnesses this week, sources said, with Podesta expected...
  • BREAKING: Former State Dept And CIA Employee Arrested, Charged With Federal Espionage

    06/22/2017 6:11:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 194 replies
    iBankCoin ^ | 6/22/17
    A former State Department employee was arrested Thursday and charged with espionage for allegedly transmitting Top Secret and Secret documents to a Chinese government agent, according to an affidavit filed with the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA.Kevin Mallory, 60, of Leesburg is a self-employed consultant who speaks fluent Chinese. Court filings show that Mallory was an Army veteran who worked as a special agent for U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service from 1987 to 1990. Since then, Mallory has worked for various government agencies and defense contractors, maintaining a Top Secret security clearance. The Washington Post reports that Mallory...
  • Trump's lawyers make final plea to Supreme Court on travel ban, with eye toward Justice Kennedy

    06/22/2017 1:32:11 PM PDT · by johnk · 24 replies
    La Times ^ | JUNE 21, 2017, 1:54 P.M. | David Savage
    <p>President Trump's lawyers made a final appeal to the Supreme Court on Wednesday in the pending dispute over his travel ban and quoted Justice Anthony Kennedy — likely a key swing vote — on the need to defer to the chief executive on matters of national security.</p>
  • Senate unveils healthcare bill

    06/22/2017 8:39:30 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 22, 2017 | Robert King, Kimberly Leonard
    Senate Republican leaders released a healthcare bill Thursday that overhauls Medicaid, scraps most of Obamacare's taxes and alters tax credits available to individuals to purchase health insurance. The Senate discussion draft unveiled Thursday is the chamber's response to the American Health Care Act, which passed the House last month. Like the House bill, the Senate version guts Obamacare's controversial individual and employer mandates.
  • Court Dismisses Bogus Charges Against David Daleiden for Exposing Planned Parenthood

    06/22/2017 8:36:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Life News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    In a huge victory, a California court today dismissed almost all of the criminal charges abortion activists filed against the pro-life advocates who recorded undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts from aborted babies. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed 15 felony charges against both David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. Becerra is a longtime abortion advocate with financial connections to the Planned Parenthood abortion company that the two pro-life Advocates exposed in the videos for selling body parts such as fetal brains and livers. At the time, pro-life advocates said Becerra’s 15 felony charges were bogus charges meant...
  • China opens gates to US beef imports [and natural gas/ some financial services]

    06/21/2017 8:34:11 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 32 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 21 June 2017
    Beijing (AFP) - China opened its gates to US beef imports this week, giving American cattle farmers much sought-after access to the country's massive market following a 14-year ban. Shipments of eligible US beef have been allowed to enter China since Tuesday, the General Adminstration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement. Announced last month, the lifting of the beef embargo was one of the first concrete results of trade discussions that began when Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Donald Trump at the US leader's resort in Florida in April.
  • Democratic House Candidate: I'm Not Voting for Pelosi

    06/21/2017 6:01:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is losing support left and...left.More Democrats are beginning to distance themselves from the House leader as the party continues to lose winnable elections, like Tuesday night's special election in Georgia. Despite outspending his opponent Karen Handel, Democrat Jon Ossoff suffered defeat - making it 4-0 for Republicans in special election races since Donald Trump became president.South Carolina Democratic House candidate Joe Cunningham, who is running to unseat Rep. Mark Sanford (R), has had enough. Change, he says, needs to come at the top. The Democratic Party needs new leadership now. If elected, I will not...