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  • Gallup Poll: Trump Hits Record 45 Percent Approval

    06/18/2018 4:30:02 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 18 Jun 2018
    President Donald Trump's approval rating has hit 45 percent, tied with his highest rating to date, according to Gallup Last week Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a historic summit in Singapore, while his administration has begun a strict crackdown on illegal immigration into the U.S., including separating children from their parents if found illegally crossing the border. Despite the controversy over his policies, Trump's approval rating has steadily increased since the end of May. 45 percent of Americans approve of Trump. 50 percent of Americans disapprove. Trump previously reached 45 percent approval in the week...
  • Judge strikes down Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship to vote

    06/18/2018 4:28:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2018 | AP
    WICHITA, Kan. — A federal judge has ruled Kansas cannot require proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, a setback for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in a case with national implications for voting rights. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson sided with voters...
  • COMEY UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR HANDLING OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

    06/18/2018 4:11:04 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 18 Jun 2018 | Justin Caruso
    Former FBI director James Comey is under investigation for mishandling classified information, DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz revealed Monday. He is specifically under investigation for his handling of memos he wrote about interactions with President Trump while FBI director. “Comey said he did not expect a report on his handling of classified information because, ‘That’s frivolous.’ I don’t happen to think that it is frivolous,” Sen. Chuck Grassley said during a Senate hearing Monday. “Question number one, Mr. Horowitz, are you investigating the handling of his memo and does that include the classification issues, and should Mr. Comey expect a...
  • SPLC Apologizes, Pays Settlement to Islamic Reformer It Wrongly Labeled ‘Anti-Muslim Extremist’

    06/18/2018 3:52:29 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 6-18-18 | Jack Crowe
    The Southern Poverty Law Center has reached a settlement with liberal Islamic reformer Maajid Nawaz and his organization, the Quilliam Foundation, for wrongly including them on its now-defunct list of “anti-Muslim extremists.” The SPLC announced Monday that it has agreed to pay Nawaz and Quilliam $3.375 million “to fund their work to fight anti-Muslim bigotry and extremism.” The settlement was the result of a lawsuit Nawaz filed in April over his inclusion on the SPLC’s “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists.”......."
  • N.Korea Offers to Remove Long-Range Artillery from Frontline

    06/18/2018 3:01:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Chosun Ilbo ^ | June 18, 2018 | Lee Yong-soo
    North Korean delegates at cross-border military talks in the truce village of Panmunjom last Thursday offered to move their long-range artillery pieces from the military demarcation line to rear areas, a source said Sunday. The Defense Ministry denied it, but the source said, "The North Korean delegates brought it up first as a matter of principle." This would go a long way toward reducing military tensions. It is not known why the North made the offer or what it expects in return. The North has deployed about 1,000 artillery guns near the MDL. Some 330 are trained on the Seoul...
  • Linsey Graham destroys the FBI denial of bias with his questioning (I’m not joking)

    06/18/2018 1:02:10 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 111 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 18, 2018
    Link “Somebody is lying !!!”
  • Gun by her side, GOP US Senate candidate talks of threats [WI]

    06/18/2018 11:40:05 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 14 replies
    Assoc. Press via MSN ^ | 6/18/18 | Scott Bauer
    AP material - link only https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gun-by-her-side-gop-us-senate-candidate-talks-of-threats/ar-AAyOIk3?ocid=spartandhp
  • Trump: U.S. won't become a 'migrant camp' [nor refugee camp]

    06/18/2018 10:26:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump challenged Democrats to “come to the table” to fix the country’s immigration system, saying Monday that the current battle is over whether the U.S. should have borders. Speaking at the White House Mr. Trump said the U.S. “will not be a migrant camp.” He said if Congress can find agreement on a way to update what he called the “worst immigration laws in the entire world” it could be a trendsetting move for the rest of the globe. “Just remember — a country without borders is not a country at all. We need borders, we need security, we...
  • Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

    06/17/2018 7:56:11 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 53 replies
    APnews.com ^ | June 17th 2018 | Nomaan Merchant
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.
  • Trump lawyer calls for inquiry on Mueller's Russia probe

    06/17/2018 10:16:50 AM PDT · by Mariner · 5 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | June 17th, 2018 | Jim Mannion
    Washington (AFP) - Donald Trump's personal lawyer on Sunday called for an investigation into special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, claiming it was tainted from the outset under former FBI director James Comey. "We want the Mueller probe to be investigated the way the Trump administration has been investigated," Rudy Giuliani said on CNN's "State of the Union." "This is a case where it's crying out for someone to investigate the investigators," he later told CBS. Giuliani's comments were the latest in a barrage of attacks on the probe by the president and his lawyers as Mueller appears to be...
  • George P. Bush Rallies For Trump

    06/16/2018 4:19:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    George P. Bush, son of Trump's former presidential candidate rival Jeb Bush, has voiced his support for the current president yet again in a rousing speech at the Texas Republican convention earlier today. As noted by Todd Gillman of the Dallas News, George P. rallied the Texas GOP by declaring. "Are we gonna stand up for President Donald J. Trump. Are we going to reject the fake news and the liberal media? … Yes we are." Bush is a formidable politician in the Lone Star state. He currently holds the position of Texas Land Commissioner. But, he has fallen under...
  • Man in custody after barricading himself in 'homemade' armored truck near Hoover Dam

    06/15/2018 5:34:40 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/15/2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    A man was taken into custody Friday after he barricaded himself inside a “homemade” armored vehicle near the Hoover Dam on U.S. Highway 93, investigators said. Officials received calls around 11:54 a.m. local time about a white man who had stopped on the highway near the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, which heads into Arizona, Jason Buratczuk from the Nevada Highway Patrol said at a news conference. Officials said the unidentified man was holed up in what looked to be a “homemade” armored vehicle and he appeared to have some kind of “long gun rifle” and signage. Authorities stopped traffic...
  • Trump: Judge's order to jail Paul Manafort 'tough,' 'very unfair'...

    06/15/2018 1:51:36 PM PDT · by caww · 60 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/15/2018 | by Melissa Quinn
    President Trump called the recent decision by a federal judge to jail his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, until his trial in September “tough” and “very unfair,” suggesting there should instead be criminal punishments for former FBI Director James Comey and Hillary Clinton. “Wow, what a tough sentence for Paul Manafort, who has represented Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other top political people and campaigns. Didn’t know Manafort was the head of the Mob. What about Comey and Crooked Hillary and all of the others? Very unfair!” Trump tweeted Friday. Manafort has not been convicted of a crime, nor...
  • President Trump: I won’t sign the moderate immigration bill [Video]

    06/15/2018 12:47:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 15, 2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    Next week, the House of Representatives will consider two immigration bills, a bill sponsored by Rep. Goodlatte, R-Va., that conservatives are supporting and a more moderate bill with a special pathway to U.S. citizenship for DACA recipients. In an interview on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning, President Donald Trump announced that he will not sign a moderate immigration bill. @realDonaldTrump: "I need a bill that gives this country tremendous boarder security... we have to have the wall, if we don't have the wall there is no bill" Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus have pressured House leadership for months to...
  • Judge sends Paul Manafort to jail, pending trial

    06/15/2018 11:28:56 AM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2018 | Katelyn Polantz, CNN
    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will await his trial for foreign lobbying charges from jail. Two weeks after Robert Mueller's prosecutors dropped new accusations of witness tampering on him, US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson Friday revoked Manafort's bail, which allowed him out on house arrest.
  • Rudy Giuliani says Mueller probe 'might get cleaned up' with 'presidential pardons' (trunc)

    06/15/2018 12:24:42 PM PDT · by Mariner · 68 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 15th, 2018 | By Chris Sommerfeldt
    In one of his most forceful attacks on the special counsel yet, Rudy Giuliani on Friday claimed the Russia investigation could get “cleaned up” with pardons from President Trump in light Paul Manafort being sent to jail. “When the whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons,” the former New York mayor told the Daily News. Giuliani’s stunning remark came hours after a Washington, D.C., judge revoked Manafort’s bail and ordered him to remain behind bars while awaiting his September trial on charges relating to his shady pro-Russian business dealings in Ukraine. The ruling came...
  • Manafort Sent to Jail After Judge Cancels House Arrest

    06/15/2018 9:08:14 AM PDT · by Hadean · 99 replies
    MSN.com ^ | June 15, 2018 | David Voreacos
    Update: Paul Manafort is heading to jail, ahead of his trials for bank fraud and money laundering, Bloomberg News reports. A judge in Washington revoked Manafort’s bail Friday after being told by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s lawyers that Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, attempted to tamper with witnesses for his trial. Manafort has "abused" the trust placed in him six months ago, the judge said. Previous report: Paul Manafort could be locked up as soon as Friday if a judge agrees with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s argument that he tried to tamper with witnesses while under house arrest. Manafort,...
  • IG Report: Comey Claimed DOJ Prosecutors Were Intimidated By ‘High-Powered’ Clinton Lawyers

    06/14/2018 11:33:48 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/15/2018 | Kerry Picket
    The report says, “Comey, Baker, and other FBI witnesses told us that they believed the prosecutors were overly cautious about obtaining the laptops because they were intimidated by high-powered defense counsel like [Beth] Wilkinson.” The report also describes other FBI witnesses who made the same claim — including agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, whose text messages in the report revealed their political bias against Donald Trump becoming president. “Some FBI witnesses told us, consistent with text message exchanges between [Peter] Strzok and [Lisa] Page, that the FBI was concerned that the line [Network Security Division] prosecutors were intimidated by...
  • The Silencing of the Inspectors General

    06/14/2018 8:14:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, an Obama administration appointee, is scheduled to deliver a report this week on DOJ and FBI abuses during the 2016 campaign cycle. Remember: His last investigation of FBI misconduct advised a criminal referral for fired former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who allegedly lied to federal investigators. McCabe and at least a half-dozen other FBI employees quit, retired, were fired or were reassigned as a result of fallout from the politicization of the FBI. Yet, as Barack Obama left office, his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, strangely boasted that the Obama administration "has...
  • Attorney #2 was removed Feb 2018 from Special Counsel Office for bias texts found by IG

    06/14/2018 7:41:30 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 29 replies
    FBI Attorney 2 was assigned to the Midyear investigation early in 2016. FBI Attorney 2 was not the lead FBI attorney assigned to Midyear and he told us he provided support to the investigation as needed. FBI Attorney 2 told us that he was also assigned to the investigation into Russian election interference and was the primary FBI attorney assigned to that investigation beginning in early 2017. FBI Attorney 2 told us that he was then assigned to the Special Counsel investigation once it began. FBI Attorney 2 left the Special Counsel’s investigation and returned to the FBI in late...