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  • NBC/WSJ Poll Shocker: Majority Of Americans Say Owning A Gun Increases Safety

    03/23/2018 7:28:24 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 23 Mar 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, maybe NBC will be shocked to learn that 58% of Americans believe gun ownership increases safety. The rest of will wonder what the other 42% might be thinking: Nearly six-in-10 Americans say that gun ownership increases safety, even as a plurality of respondents support gun-control organizations, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. … In the poll, 58 percent agree with the statement that gun ownership does more to increase safety by allowing law-abiding citizens to protect themselves. By contrast, 38 percent say that gun ownership reduces safety by giving too many people access to firearms, increasing...
  • Goodlatte subpoenas DOJ for documents related to Clinton email probe, FISA abuses

    03/22/2018 10:00:05 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 22 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | March 22, 2018 | By Brooke Singman
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte subpoenaed the Justice Department on Thursday for documents regarding the charging decisions in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the recommendation from the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility to fire former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Goodlatte, R-Va., who has said he would not seek re-election in November, penned a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday, attached to the document subpoena. Goodlatte requested documents related to the Clinton email investigation and noted that only a “fraction” of those documents had...
  • Omnibus Bill Includes Specific Clause Barring Funding for Donald Trump ‘Wall’

    03/22/2018 4:32:15 PM PDT · by detective · 134 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Mar 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    The 2,232 page Omnibus bill includes a specific clause barring funding for a wall on the southern border that mirrors the new prototypes already there. The bill reads: The amounts designated in subsection (a)(2) through (a)(4) shall only be available for operationally effective designs deployed as of the date of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, (Public Law 115–31), such as currently deployed steel bollard designs, that prioritize agent safety.
  • John Bolton to replace McMaster

    03/22/2018 3:32:32 PM PDT · by musicman · 135 replies
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    Just announced!!
  • Citi cracks down on gun sales: 'We want to do our part'

    03/22/2018 3:39:16 PM PDT · by mojito · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/22/2018 | Emily Sharpiro
    Global bank Citi is starting a new commercial firearms policy within the U.S. "to do our part as a company to prevent firearms from getting into the wrong hands," the company said today. The new policy requires its new retail sector clients and partners to follow several practices: not sell guns to someone who didn't pass a background check; not sell bump stocks and high-capacity magazines; and not sell guns to people under 21 years old. Ed Skyler, Citi's head of global public affairs, said Citi has a few relationships with companies that manufacture guns, and for those relationships, "We...
  • Austin bomber had 'target list,' used 'very unique' batteries purchased from Asia, McCaul says

    03/22/2018 9:25:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | March 22, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    The 23-year-old man linked to the deadly bombings that rocked Austin, Texas, and surrounding areas over the past month had a "target list" of future locations he wanted to strike, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security said Thursday. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said that authorities have discovered that Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, had a "target list of future targets" including residences and addresses discovered by authorities. "I think he had pulled these addresses, these were his future targets. It was a target list." he said on "America's Newsroom." McCaul added that based on the data authorities were...
  • Congress Unveils a $1.3 Trillion Budget Bill Even as Some Conservatives Balk at Its Size

    03/22/2018 8:13:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    TIME via AP ^ | 03/22/2018 |
    Coongressional leaders have finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money, and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence. As negotiators stumbled toward an end-of-the-week deadline to fund the government or face a federal shutdown, House Speaker Paul Ryan dashed to the White House amid concerns Trump’s support was wavering. Although some conservative Republicans balked at the size of the spending increases and the rush to pass the bill, the White House said the president backed the...
  • Lawmakers release huge budget; big military, domestic boosts (But No Wall Funding)

    03/22/2018 3:33:57 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 84 replies
    AP ^ | 22 Mar 18 | Jill Colvin, Alan Fram and Matthew Daly
    Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence. As negotiators stumbled toward an end-of-the-week deadline to fund the government or face a federal shutdown, House Speaker Paul Ryan dashed to the White House amid concerns Trump’s support was wavering. The White House later said the president backed the legislation, even as some conservative Republicans balked at the size of the spending increases and the rush...
  • Ohio state lawmakers introduce bill to ban all abortions

    03/22/2018 1:45:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/20/2018 | Rebecca Savransky
    A bill has been introduced in the Ohio state House of Representatives that would ban all abortions in the state. Two Republican lawmakers introduced the legislation, which would block women from receiving abortions even when a mother's life is in danger or in cases of rape or incest, reported. Rep. Ron Hood (R), a sponsor of the bill, said he believes life begins at conception. "The goal of this bill is to first of all continue to get the word out that life does begin at conception and move the debate in that direction, and to protect unborn Ohioans...
  • Peter Schweizer Explains How China Purchased U.S. Congress as a Trade Strategy…

    03/21/2018 9:45:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 38 replies
    A timely book by Peter Schweizer, “Secret Empires”, explains how Chinese companies purchased U.S. politicians to gain trade advantages. When you understand this process, you better understand why those same politicians today are against the Trump trade policy that is antithetical to their purchased interests. Reminder: U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue is warning President Trump not to take any trade action against China or he will unleash his purchased control agents within congress and financial media to destroy his presidency. Allow me to re-emphasize: All opposition to President Trump stems from the underlying financial and economic policy. All...
  • Paul Ryan BLOCKS Trump's Border Wall in New Spending Bill - Time To Go

    03/21/2018 5:24:29 PM PDT · by MNDude · 183 replies
    House Majority Leader Paul Ryan (R-WI) has introduced one of the largest spending bills in the history of the United States of America's government with nearly a trillion dollars in expenses - but has failed to produce the necessary $25 billion President Trump has required for his Border Wall proposal. Included in the massive waste of spending is nearly $30 billion for Obamacare markets, that will “fund insurer payments known as cost-sharing reduction payments for three years, and offer $30 billion in reinsurance funds distributed evenly for three years,” according to the Washington Examiner. The influx of cash for the...
  • Trump set for China tariff announcement on Thursday, trade war fears grow

    03/21/2018 4:19:29 PM PDT · by Mariner · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 21st, 2018 | David Chance, Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce tariffs on Chinese imports on Thursday, a White House official said, in a move aimed at curbing theft of U.S. technology that is likely to trigger retaliation from Beijing and stoke fears of a global trade war. There was no indication of the size and the scope of tariffs, which U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Wednesday would target China’s high technology sector and which could also include restrictions on Chinese investments in the United States. Other sectors like apparel could also be hit. “Tomorrow the president will announce the actions...
  • A Democrat 2020 Issue? Let's Abolish ICE

    03/21/2018 11:20:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | Matt Vespa,
    We’re a nation of laws. We have federal immigration laws for a reason. The days of Ellis Island and Vito Corleone’s story are over. This is about ensuring people who come here arrive legally. It’s to make sure terrorists don’t have an open door into America. There is nothing racist about enforcing exiting immigration laws, but this is problematic for Democrats. Part of it is the party’s aversion to white people. Another aspect is that Democrats see millions in untapped voter potential with all the illegals that are here. They want open borders. They don’t want enforcement, and they certainly...
  • No Obamacare Funding, No DACA, Some Border Security in Emerging Budget Deal

    03/21/2018 9:57:18 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 21, 2018 | Guy Benson
    UPDATE - It looks like a deal has been reached, with Democrats sounding pretty darned happy about it. Paul Ryan also seems upbeat. But what, exactly, will this monster of a spending snowball include? Details are just beginning to emerge, but thus far it looks like Obamacare doesn't receive funding, and DACA has not been addressed -- but President Trump got at least some of his border security money: Philip Klein âś” @philipaklein Ds and Rs finalizing $1.2 trillion spending deal -- No Obamacare funding or DACA, but has border security money, @susanferrechio reports Â… 11:08 AM - Mar...
  • Liberal media didn’t think data mining was so bad when Obama’s campaign did it

    03/21/2018 9:50:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | March 21, 2018 | Brian Flood
    The left is outraged that President Trump’s campaign used data mining to win the 2016 election – but neither the media nor Democrats seemed to mind when President Obama’s team did the same thing. Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro penned a column for The Hill on Tuesday headlined, “What’s genius for Obama is scandal when it comes to Trump,” which outlined the differences in the way similar news was covered during contrasting administrations. Shapiro surfaced a 2012 report from The Guardian that proclaimed Obama’s reelection team was mining data through Facebook to target specific voters. The Guardian is also the publication...
  • More California Cities Seek to Defy ‘Sanctuary State’ as Revolt Spreads

    03/21/2018 9:48:07 AM PDT · by Mariner · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 21st, 2018 | by Joel B. Pollak
    More California cities may consider defying the state’s “sanctuary state” laws, after the city council of Los Alamitos passed an ordinance defying the state’s controversial new legislation preventing cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Leaders of Los Alamitos, in Orange County, passed the ordinance 4-1 and instructed the city attorney to file an amicus brief in the ongoing Department of Justice lawsuit against the State of California. The lawsuit challenges the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (HB 450), the Inspection and Review of Facilities Housing Federal Detainees law (AB 103); and the California Values Act (SB 54). The Orange County Register reports...
  • Austin serial bombing suspect killed in dramatic confrontation; ID'd as 24-year-old man

    03/21/2018 5:22:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 187 replies
    Fox ^ | March 21, 2018 | Bradford Betz, Elizabeth Zwirz
    The suspected serial bomber who killed two people and terrorized Austin, Texas, for three harrowing weeks was killed in a dramatic confrontation with police overnight Wednesday, authorities said. The suspect, identified by police early Wednesday as a 24-year old male, was killed near the motel he was traced to by authorities using surveillance footage from a Federal Express drop-off store and cell phone triangulation technology, according to The Austin American-Statesman. The man, whose name was not released, died after fleeing the motel in a car, with police hot on his tail. He drove into a ditch, sparking the fatal confrontation....
  • At least 1 hurt in new reported package explosion in southwestern Austin

    03/20/2018 5:28:49 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 51 replies
    fox news ^ | March 20, 2018
    At least one person was injured Tuesday night in yet another reported package explosion in Austin, Texas, investigators said -- just the latest in a string of blasts that have killed at least two people over the past month. Tuesday night's explosion unfolded on West Slaughter Lane and Brodie Lane in southwestern Austin, the county's EMS tweeted. "Unknown severity of injuries at this time. Avoid the area and expect closures. More to follow."
  • Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi claims

    03/20/2018 2:51:28 PM PDT · by mojito · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 3/20/2018 | Samuel Petrequin
    Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation into allegations he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. A judicial source with direct knowledge of the case told The Associated Press that Sarkozy was being held at the Nanterre police station, north-west of Paris. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Sarkozy has vehemently and repeatedly denied wrongdoing in the case, which involves funding for his winning 2007 presidential campaign. Though...
  • Dershowitz: Mueller performing 'legal colonoscopy,' never should have been appointed

    03/20/2018 1:25:31 PM PDT · by Mariner · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | Maarch 20th, 2018 | By Joe Concha
    Lawyer Alan Dershowitz on Tuesday said Democrats are "fueling the speculation" around President Trump possibly firing special counsel Robert Mueller, adding that "there never should have been an appointment of special counsel." "That would create a real problem on the Republican side of the aisle. I don’t think he’ll fire him or should fire him," he added. "America's Newsroom" anchor Sandra Smith pressed Dershowitz on Trump's weekend tweets. "The president with his tweets over the weekend and Monday morning saying 'this is the ultimate witch hunt' adds fuel to the fire saying this investigation never should have began in the...