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  • US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

    04/26/2017 3:31:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    AP ^ | April 26, 2017 | John Gambrell
    A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries. The incident happened Monday as the vessel attempted to draw closer to the USS Mahan despite the destroyer trying to turn away from it, said Lt. Ian McConnaughey, a spokesman for the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet.
  • Trump Looks to Cut Corporate Tax Rate to 15 Percent

    04/26/2017 1:46:13 AM PDT · by socialism_stinX · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/25/17 | Leah Barkoukis Leah Barkoukis
    President Trump has his eye on a corporate tax rate of 15 percent, even if that means adding to the national deficit, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Trump reportedly told his aides to draft a proposal that could be presented to the American people this week. But such a plan would be an extremely tough sell to Republican lawmakers who’ve spent the last decade making debts and deficits a central issue, Politico’s Playbook notes. Plus, it could put future, permanent, tax cuts at risk.
  • 5 Reasons Why Trust in Fox News Has Eroded Over the Past Year

    04/25/2017 9:05:07 PM PDT · by OneVike · 71 replies
    Christian Headline News ^ | 4/24/17 | Josh M. Shepherd
    How the mighty have fallen!” The biblical lament has particular relevance this week, as Bill O’Reilly—trusted by millions of Americans every weeknight since 1996 on his “spin-stopping” Fox News program The O’Reilly Factor—will not return to the network following an exposé of alleged sexual harassment incidents over the past decade. The announcement follows other high-profile departures from the nation’s top cable news network in recent months. Notably, prime-time anchor Megyn Kelly will soon debut as a news commentator for NBC News—following her lead role in last summer’s resignation by Fox News president and founder Roger Ailes, who was forced out...
  • No regrets: 100% approval at 100 days from these Trump voters

    04/25/2017 5:06:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    USA Today | April 25, 2017 | Josh Hafner and Susan Page
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/25/no-regrets-100-approval-100-days-these-trump-voters/100874444/
  • Trump "Sanctuary City" Executive Order blocked by California judge

    04/25/2017 4:32:32 PM PDT · by onyx · 93 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | Last Updated Apr 25, 2017 6:35 PM EDT | CBS/AP
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge on Tuesday blocked any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.</p>
  • Trump’s Border Wall Request Equals 0.035% of Federal Spending

    04/25/2017 10:29:37 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | 25 Apr 17 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Donald Trump’s request that Congress include $1.4 billion to fund the beginning of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border equals approximately 0.035 percent of what the federal government will spend in total this year, according to the latest estimate of fiscal year 2017 federal spending made by the Congressional Budget Office. It also equals less than the Department of Health and Human Services spends in just twelve hours and less than the Treasury collects in taxes in four hours. That is assuming that HHS spends money 24 hours a day and the Treasury collects it 24 hours a...
  • Trump’s ‘big, beautiful wall’ collides with Congress

    04/25/2017 8:46:08 AM PDT · by blueyon · 67 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 4/25/17 | Liz Goodwin
    WASHINGTON — President Trump reportedly backed off his demand that Congress include a down payment for a wall spanning the entire U.S.-Mexico border in a crucial spending bill that must pass by Friday night to keep the government funded. Republican lawmakers have urged the president to focus on border security in general instead of the wall, which Democrats have called a poison pill that would cause them to reject the bill and shut down the government. Trump told a group of conservative reporters he invited to the White House on Monday that he was open to getting funding for the...
  • Obama’s Iran Deal Was Much Worse Than We Suspected

    04/25/2017 7:53:03 AM PDT · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 27 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | APRIL 24, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    Obama’s Iran Deal Was Much Worse Than We SuspectedBarack Obama didn’t just undermine our allies with the Iran deal—he undermined his own Justice Department. What if Donald Trump had unilaterally shut down every investigation into Russian espionage, released over 20 suspected Russian spies, struck a deal to get rid of sanctions against Russia—in return for honoring deals that had been signed years before—and then lied to the American people about the entire episode? That’s the Obama Administration’s Iran deal. It might have been the first time the United States has offered extensive concessions to a nation that has continued to...
  • Starbucks unveils ‘Military Family Stores,' serving up jobs to American vets

    04/25/2017 7:42:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | April 25, 2017 | Cristina Corbin
    At the Starbucks on Fort Campbell Boulevard in Clarksville, Tenn. -- two miles from the U.S. military base -- store manager Shannon Feltz pours hot coffee for a group of veterans seated at a communal table. On a shelf next to the register are rows of green-and-white mugs reading: "Proudly serving those who serve." On Tuesday, the Clarksville store became one of 37 around the country designated by the coffeehouse chain as "Military Family Stores" -- stores staffed primarily by veterans and military spouses as part of a larger effort to employ service members and their families nationwide. "Seventy-five percent...
  • Border wall fight looms as White House, Capitol Hill scramble for deal to avert shutdown

    04/24/2017 5:42:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | April 24th, 2017 | By Deirdre Walsh and Ted Barrett
    (CNN) Fights over money to pay for a border wall -- as well as Obamacare subsidies and an infusion of resources for the military -- are threatening to trip up congressional talks over a funding bill to head off a government shutdown Friday. ... But Democrats are warning that the White House, which stayed out of the fray during much of these talks, is ratcheting up demands, insisting on including border wall money in exchange for continuing to pay insurance companies subsidies to bolster the Obamacare marketplace, which they say is a nonstarter. President Donald Trump highlighted the issue over...
  • President Trump Hosts U.N. Security Council for Lunch At White House…(w/ Transcript)

    04/24/2017 4:51:48 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 17 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 24, 2017 | Sundance
    One of President Trump’s greatest strengths is his keen instincts for developing relationships as a strategic tools toward accomplishing consequential objectives. To wit, President Trump invites the entire U.N. Security Council delegation to lunch at the White House. Now, most of us, myself included, do not think highly of the United Nations as an entity that has ever accomplished anything of worth – beyond pushing an incessant drum-beat of left-wing globalism and ridiculous pie-in-the-sky pontificating. However, that said, the historic invitation to lunch is quite smartly full-throated use of regional political proximity. President Trump inviting the U.N Security Council ambassadors...
  • France elections: Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader

    04/24/2017 1:47:31 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/24/2017 | BBC
    Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping aside as leader of the National Front (FN) party. The move comes just a day after she reached the second round of the French election, where she will face centrist Emmanuel Macron. Ms. Le Pen told French TV she needed to be above partisan considerations. She told France 2 that France was approaching a "decisive moment"..... Ms. Le Pen used her interview to launch a blistering attack on Mr. Macron, saying his policies would lead to savage globalization and massive immigration, and that he had not shown...
  • Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing

    04/24/2017 11:43:09 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 241 replies
    Ruetors ^ | Apr 24, 2017 | Patricia Zengerle
    All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the aides said.
  • Trump Wins YUGE in a Government Shutdown

    04/23/2017 11:51:36 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 101 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 24, 2017, 12:04 am | LARRY SCHWEIKART
    We’re looking at a possible government shutdown next Saturday, and that’s got some conservatives nervous. They shouldn’t be. Admittedly, past government shutdowns — or threats of shutdowns — have worked against conservatives. With Trump, however, it would likely be a different story.... even a partial shutdown plays precisely into the Trump agenda and his campaign promises of draining the swamp. Trump’s base, as well as “swing voters” who are fed up with out of control spending, would, of course, be cheered by such a move. Moreover, such a shutdown plays into Trump’s hands by giving him every excuse to slash...
  • The Traditional Parties Lost: France Will Now Choose between Two Outsiders, Macron and Le Pen

    04/24/2017 6:59:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/24/2017 | John Fund
    Only a decade ago, France’s two traditional major parties — the conservative Republicans and the Socialists — won 57 percent of the vote between them in the first round of the country’s presidential elections. On Sunday, both parties together won less than half that — only 26 percent. Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old independent who placed first in this year’s round, declared that the nation had “discarded” the two once-dominant parties. Now France will have two weeks of ferocious fighting between the two finalists — Macron and the populist National Front leader Marine Le Pen. Supporters of Le Pen note...
  • Trump discusses North Korea tensions with Asian leaders

    04/24/2017 4:55:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 14, 2017
    President Trump talked to leaders of both China and Japan on Monday as tensions on the Korean Peninsula have boiled over and North Korea appears ready for an ICBM launch. Trump spoke by phone with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Xi told Trump that China strongly opposed North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and hoped “all parties will exercise restraint and avoid aggravating the situation,” according to Chinese broadcaster CCTV. Trump hopes China could increase pressure on its isolated ally instead of using military options or trying to overthrow Kim Jong Un’s regime. Trump and Abe...
  • Trump and his aides take hard line on border wall, as threat of government shutdown looms

    04/23/2017 11:22:36 AM PDT · by Innovative · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 23, 2017 | Sean Sullivan
    President Trump and his top aides applied new pressure Sunday on lawmakers to include money for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border in a must-pass government funding bill, raising the possibility of a federal government shutdown this week. In a pair of tweets, Trump attacked Democrats for opposing the wall and insisted that Mexico would pay for it “at a later date,” despite his repeated campaign promises not including that qualifier. And top administration officials appeared on Sunday shows to press for money for the wall, including White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, who said Trump might refuse to sign a spending...
  • American detained in North Korea

    04/23/2017 5:06:25 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 42 replies
    Chinese American..worked at a University in China..was there for about a month working on relief efforts
  • [N. Koreea] Realistic solution needed for NK nuke issue(Hitting nuke facilities OK)

    04/23/2017 3:13:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Realistic solution needed for NK nuke issue Source:Global Times Published: 2017/4/22 11:07:15 Tensions continue to rise in the Korean Peninsula, despite North Korea's latest missile launch failure, and aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson expected arrival in Korean waters 10 days later than originally planned. Furthermore, Pyongyang will likely conduct its sixth nuclear test and also launch an intercontinental ballistic missile. When taking those into account, any type of emergency situation could arise in the Korean Peninsula at any given time. On Friday, US President Donald Trump, in using what is obviously his preferred sounding board to the public, tweeted, "China...
  • Top U.S. officials to provide N. Korea briefing to all 100 senators

    04/21/2017 6:57:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 63 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/04/22
    Top U.S. officials to provide N. Korea briefing to all 100 senators WASHINGTON, April 21 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other top officials will provide a briefing on North Korea to all 100 senators at the White House next week, a news report said Friday. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joe Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will join Tillerson and Mattis in the briefing set for Wednesday, Politico reported, in a notice sent to Capitol Hill. The briefing had been originally scheduled to take place at the...