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  • Time to replace Paul Ryan as House speaker

    03/25/2017 3:58:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 102 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 3/25/17 | J. Marsolo
    Paul Ryan failed miserably in his first important task for the Trump agenda. Since 2009, the Republicans have campaigned in the elections of 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016 that they would repeal and replace Obamacare. One would think that given this history, the Republican leaders, such as Ryan, would have a well thought out plan to repeal Obamacare. Ryan probably did not believe that Trump would win and was unprepared to lead the fight to repeal Obamacare. Ryan did not support Trump during the primaries and did his best to damage Trump. Moreover, since Trump's election in November, Ryan and...
  • President Trump Participates in a Meeting with Medal of Honor Recipients

    03/24/2017 7:08:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    The White House ^ | Mar 24, 2017 | The White House
    President Trump Participates in a Meeting with Medal of Honor Recipients
  • Defense Attorney: Illegal Alien Rockville Rape Suspect an ‘Unjust Scapegoat by the Opponents (trunc)

    03/24/2017 4:54:07 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/24/2017 | Katie McHugh
    One of the illegal alien suspects accused of raping and sodomizing a 14-year-old freshman at Rockville High School “is being used as an unjust scapegoat by the opponents of recent immigration practices,” his defense attorney said Wednesday. “Based on everything we know, we think he’s innocent. This appears to have been a consensual encounter,” attorney Andrew Jezic told the Washington Post. Jezic has been retained by the family of 18-year-old illegal alien suspect Henry E. Sanchez. Sanchez Milian and Jose Montano, 17, allegedly raped the victim orally, vaginally, and anally, sometimes simultaneously, in a bathroom stall on March 16 as...
  • House Intel Chair Nunes Cancels Obama Honchos’ Public Testimony On Russian Election Tampering

    03/24/2017 1:29:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/24/2017 | Lisa de Moraes
    House Intel Committee’s top Dem on Friday blasted GOP chairman Devin Nunes after he cancelled Tuesday’s public hearing with members of the Obama administration. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates all had agreed to testify publicly before the committee on what they knew about Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Nunes canceled the public hearing, and then held a news conference to announce President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort had “volunteered” to be interviewed by the committee. That announcement was nothing but a bright...
  • House Passes Bill to Roll Back Obama-Era VA Gun Regulations

    03/24/2017 7:42:03 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 23, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Hundreds of thousands of veterans could regain gun rights The House of Representatives passed a bill last Thursday to amend the process used to determine whether a veteran receiving benefits from the Veterans Administration should be denied their gun rights. The Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act would change the process the VA uses to determine which of its beneficiaries are mentally incompetent in a way that disqualifies them from owning firearms. The bill would require a finding by a judge or other judicial authority that the veteran is a danger to himself or others before stripping his gun rights. The...
  • Glenn Beck: Electing Hillary Clinton ‘Is a Moral, Ethical Choice’

    10/10/2016 6:04:48 PM PDT · by detective · 191 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Oct 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    The Blaze founder Glenn Beck took to his Facebook page last Saturday to urge his followers to abandon support of Republican nominee Donald Trump, declaring that if such an action results in the election of Hillary Clinton, “so be it” because “[a]t least it is a moral, ethical choice.” Beck’s latest missive was in response to the release of an 11-year-old hot-mic tape of Trump saying lewd things about women.
  • Trump Approves TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline

    03/24/2017 5:34:29 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 43 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 24, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    t's official: moments ago TransCanada said the U.S. Department of State issued a presidential permit for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, ending a multi-year controversial, at times acrimonious debate over the future of the pipeline. The pipeline linking Canadian oil sands to U.S. refiners had been blocked by Barack Obama, who said the pipeline would do nothing to reduce fuel prices for U.S. motorists and would contribute emissions linked to global warming. "This is a significant milestone for the Keystone XL project," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. "We greatly appreciate...
  • Confirm Gorsuch with 51

    03/23/2017 8:16:55 PM PDT · by jthomas21 · 82 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/23/2017 | Grant Starrett
    This morning, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced the Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. If you listen to the media, Republicans will have to use the "nuclear option" to confirm Gorsuch with 51 votes. But the media, as usual, misses the point: Harry Reid already pushed the button and the Senate is a nuclear wasteland. Read more here: http://thefederalist.com/2017/03/23/time-republicans-embrace-nuclear-option-neil-gorsuch/
  • Adam Schiff says there's "more than circumstantial evidence" of Trump-Russia collusion

    03/23/2017 6:35:09 PM PDT · by Mariner · 100 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 23rd, 2017 | By Rebecca Shabad
    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that there is now “more than circumstantial evidence” that Trump’s associates colluded with the Russians to interfere in the U.S. election. In an interview on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press Daily,” host Chuck Todd asked if Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, currently has a circumstantial case. “Actually, no, Chuck. I can tell you that the case is more than that. And I can’t go into the particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now,” Schiff said. Asked if he’s seen direct evidence of collusion, Schiff said, “I don’t to want go...
  • Obama Takes Victory Lap On Obamacare; Says It’s ‘Stable,’ Challenges Trump To Keep It Going

    03/23/2017 4:33:32 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 92 replies
    Former President Obama stepped into the Obamacare repeal fight Thursday, rejecting claims that his health law is in a “death spiral” and saying it can thrive — as long as President Trump properly administers it. “The reality is clear: America is stronger because of the Affordable Care Act,” Mr. Obama said in a statement Most critically, though, Mr. Obama said his law is not in the dreaded “death spiral” that Republicans and some health executives have said. Under the death spiral, young healthy customers are chased from the marketplace by rising costs, leaving an older, sicker population that then requires...
  • Potential 'smoking gun' showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says

    03/23/2017 4:16:08 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 Mar 2017 | James Rosen
    Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News. Classified intelligence showing incidental collection of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and described by him in vague terms at a bombshell Wednesday afternoon news conference, came from multiple sources, Capitol Hill sources told Fox News. The intelligence corroborated information about surveillance of the Trump team that was known to Nunes, sources said, even before President...
  • Bob Woodward: Obama officials possibly facing criminal charges for unmasking scheme

    03/23/2017 1:46:06 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/22/17 | Daniel Chaitin
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward warned on Wednesday that there are people from the Obama administration who could be facing criminal charges for unmasking the names of Trump transition team members from surveillance of foreign officials. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said earlier that he had briefed Trump on new information, unrelated to an investigation into Russian activities, that suggested that several members of Trump's transition team and perhaps Trump himself had their identities "unmasked" after their communications were intercepted by U.S. intelligence officials. The revelation is notable because identities of Americans are generally supposed to remain...
  • Here’s Why Nunes’ Obama Spying Revelations Are Such A Big Deal

    03/23/2017 1:12:20 PM PDT · by billorites · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 23, 2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    In the last three months of the Obama presidency, significant personal information from and about the Trump transition was collected and widely disseminated at intelligence agencies, according to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. Dozens of intelligence reports provided to Nunes by an unnamed whistleblower were floating around during the sensitive transition period following the election, he said. The information collection itself may have technically been legal, but the failure to properly mask the information “alarmed” the California congressman, who notified the White House of the surveillance and dissemination of information on Wednesday afternoon. Many of the reporters present didn’t...
  • Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan

    03/23/2017 12:47:49 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 180 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 23, 2017 | erica werner and ricardo alonso-zaldivar
    GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes. [...]
  • 'Pray for a Muslim ban': Pauline Hanson urges supporters to respond to London's Westminster....

    03/23/2017 10:42:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 23, 2017 | Lucy Mae Beers For Daily Mail Australia
    FULL TITLE: 'Pray for a Muslim ban': Pauline Hanson urges supporters to respond to London's Westminster terror attack by demanding an end to Islamic migration in Australia One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has urged Australians to use the hashtag 'pray for a Muslim ban' in the wake of London's Westminster terror attack. In a video posted to her Facebook page on Thursday, the Queensland senator took aim at London's first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, for comments he made in September about terror attacks bring 'part and parcel of living in a big city'. 'People are feeling sorry for people over...
  • Judges orders trial for Argentina ex-president (Cristina Kirchner - charged w/fiscal mismanagement)

    03/23/2017 10:19:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    AFP on Yahoo! ^ | 3/23/17 | AFP
    Buenos Aires (AFP) - A judge on Thursday ordered Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner to stand trial on charges of financial mismanagement. It is the first of several cases against the combative 64-year-old leftist leader to go to trial. A string of cases targeting Kirchner and her rival, current President Mauricio Macri, are clouding Argentine politics ahead of mid-term elections later this year. Kirchner is accused of ordering the central bank to sell dollar futures at artificially low prices, causing Argentina to lose hundreds of millions. She denies wrongdoing. Kirchner's defenders say she should not be prosecuted for a mishandled...
  • Dems may be ready to deal on Gorsuch

    03/23/2017 9:56:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/23/2017 | Rick Moran
    Democrats may be ready to throw in the towel in opposing the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be associate justice of the Supreme Court.  According to Politico, several sources are reporting that a group of Democrat senators may be willing to allow the Gorsuch confirmation to go through on the Senate floor in exchange for a pledge from Republicans not to get rid of the filibuster.  Their thinking is that if President Trump has another opportunity to name a Supreme Court justice, they want the option of blocking any nominee. Another vacancy would be far more consequential, as it...
  • Lethal radiation levels but no melted fuel found in Fukushima reactor water

    03/23/2017 9:08:23 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 26 replies
    Tainted water inside a reactor containment vessel at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has shown a radiation level enough to kill a person within 40 minutes
  • Credibility Of Cyber Firm That Claimed Russia Hacked The DNC Comes Under Serious Question

    03/23/2017 8:47:51 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 17 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 23, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Before I get to the meat of this post, we need to revisit a little history. The cyber security firm hired to inspect the DNC hack and determine who was responsible is a firm called Crowdstrike. Its conclusion that Russia was responsible was released last year, but several people began to call its analysis into question upon further inspection. Jeffrey Carr was one of the most prominent cynics, and as he noted in his December post, FBI/DHS Joint Analysis Report: A Fatally Flawed Effort:
  • Freedom Caucus appears to be getting on board with "Repeal and Replace" (Hannity Show)

    03/22/2017 8:28:55 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 88 replies
    Congressmen Mark Meadows and Dave Brat, who have up to now been dead set against Ryan's "Repeal and Replace" bill were on the Hannity Show (towards the end) tonight both looking like the cat that ate the canary. Apparently much progress has been made on the "Repeal and Replace" bill and they are now optimistic that the revised bill is very close to getting the necessary votes tomorrow to pass the House. I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that Ryan's bill has been gutted and rewritten to satisfy the Freedom Caucus (a congressional caucus consisting...
  • Freedom Watch March 21 letter to Chairman Nunes- ( Regarding illegal NSA surveillance)

    03/22/2017 4:38:56 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 31 replies
    Freedom Watch ^ | March 21, 2017 | Larry Klayman
    Freedom Watch March 21 Letter to Chairman Nunes and other members of House Intelligence Committee Concerning Whistleblower Dennis Montgomery and possible FBI cover up of investigation of illegal NSA/CIA surveillance of President Trump and other prominent Americans.
  • Trump, House leaders, conservatives working on health care deal

    03/22/2017 6:54:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | March 22, 2017 | MJ Lee, Deirdre Walsh, Phil Mattingly and Lauren Fox
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is personally calling individual members of the influential conservative House Freedom Caucus Wednesday evening as House leaders work on a possible deal to secure the votes to pass the GOP health care bill.
  • Democrats Embrace Conservative Conspiracy Theorist to Lead Russia Hysteria [Louise Mensch]

    03/22/2017 3:19:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Observer ^ | 3/22/17 | Michael Sainato
    Since her short-lived political career, Louise Mensch has developed a reputation among Clinton partisans as a constant purveyor of Russian election interference allegations and conspiracy theories. Like several Clinton partisans, her Twitter feed is completely focused on the anti-Russia narrative.On November 2016, the pro-Brexit former Conservative member of Parliament managed to transmogrify a tweet about the passing of Leonard Cohen—who is Canadian—into a pro-America, anti-Russia attack. In January 2017, she claimed without any evidence that a terrorist attack at a nightclub in Istanbul was a false-flag Russian operation. On March 20, Mensch retweeted a tweet claiming, “We are at war with Russia.” Mensch has previously called for all out war on Russia, with “precision bombing raids. Bank...
  • House Intel Committee Dem Member: GOP chairman's revelations were 'trumped up'

    03/22/2017 2:33:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/22/2017 | Max Greenwood
    A Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday pushed back on revelations from the panel's Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), saying his claims of incidental U.S. surveillance of members of President Trump's transition team were "trumped up." "If, in fact, this took place, it was incidental and it was done through what is legally allowed by the CIA when they are surveilling foreign persons," Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said during an appearance on MSNBC. "This could be a lot of theater – it looks very trumped up to me – but we'll have to wait and see," she added....
  • Did Obama spy on Trump?

    03/22/2017 1:56:50 PM PDT · by CitizenBob · 27 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | March 16, 2017 | Andrew Napolitano
    "..Obama would not have needed a warrant to authorize surveillance on Trump. Obama was the president and as such enjoyed authority under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to order surveillance on any person in America, without suspicion, probable cause or a warrant... National Security Agency has 24/7 access to the mainframe computers of all telecom providers and all computer service providers and to all digital traffic carried by fiber optics in the U.S... Obama needed only to ask the NSA for a transcript of Trump’s telephone conversations to be prepared from the digital versions that the NSA already possessed..NSA would...
  • No Fake News: Vote Fraud Case

    03/22/2017 12:38:27 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 20 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 22, 2017 | Mark Brown
    [A]n undercover operation involving federal postal inspectors... discovered irregularities in applications for mail ballots. [T]he ballots were to be sent was a vacant lot... On April 3, 2015, a postal inspector posing as a letter carrier attempted to deliver the ballots. When the inspector parked near the vacant lot and exited the vehicle, Perry allegedly approached him and said he had been waiting for the ballot delivery. According to the criminal complaint against Perry, he then signed his own name to a form acknowledging receipt of the ballots and carried them into the nearby campaign office. “Perry admitted that his...
  • North Korea missile tests fail seconds after launch, US officials say

    03/22/2017 11:41:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/22/2017 | By Lucas Tomlinson
    A North Korean ballistic missile test ended in failure when it exploded five seconds after launch, two US officials tell Fox News. North Korea attempted to launch an intermediate-range Musudan missile, the first attempted launch of this type of missile since President Trump took office. "The missile blew up five seconds after launch," said one official, who had seen satellite imagery of the launch showing a heavily damaged mobile launcher on a runway. The test occurred at an air base near the city of Wonsan on North Korea's east coast along the Sea of Japan. South Korea's Defense Ministry said...
  • House Intelligence Chairman: Trump Transition Members Were Monitored By Intel Community Under Obama

    03/22/2017 10:55:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 122 replies
    Townhall ^ | 22 Mar 17 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes revealed a number of American citizens who worked on the Trump transition team were monitored, surveilled and unmasked by the intelligence community during the previous Obama administration. Although the monitoring was legal, it was certainly inappropriate. Information collected on these individuals was then widely disseminated, despite being irrelevant to ongoing investigations into Russia. House Intel Chair: Intel community incidentally collected info about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition pic.twitter.com/KWRA76MWam — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 22, 2017 Nunes revelation comes three weeks after President Trump claimed President...
  • Cyber Firm at Center of Russian Hacking Charges Misread Data

    03/22/2017 6:04:30 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 15 replies
    VOA ^ | 3/21/17 | Pete Cobus
    WASHINGTON — An influential British think tank and Ukraine’s military are disputing a report that the U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has used to buttress its claims of Russian hacking in the presidential election. The CrowdStrike report, released in December, asserted that Russians hacked into a Ukrainian artillery app, resulting in heavy losses of howitzers in Ukraine’s war with Russian-backed separatists. But the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) told VOA that CrowdStrike erroneously used IISS data as proof of the intrusion. IISS disavowed any connection to the CrowdStrike report. Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense also has claimed combat losses and hacking...
  • Do not let the Dems, GOPe win, do not let Ted Cruz, McCain and Graham destroy our economy (Vanity)

    03/22/2017 5:34:29 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 79 replies
    opinion | 3-22-2016 | ShivaFan
    Rand Paul is trying to be relevant. Ted Cruz thinks he is going to run for President in four years by undermining Trump and purposely undermining the economic rally. Both of these were candidates who lost to Trump in the Republican primaries. On the other side, we have the total enemies of the Republican base, John McCain who belongs in a strait jacket and is so despised by the Republican base he didn’t even have a chance of even entering the primaries much less win them, and an equally pathetic Never Trumper Lindsey Graham who also like Paul and Cruz...
  • Judge issues guilty verdicts on 9 of 11 misdemeanor charges against four Oregon Standoff defendants

    03/22/2017 4:00:58 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 3/21/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal judge on Tuesday found four men guilty of trespassing and other misdemeanor charges for their roles in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge last winter. U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown issued her rulings in court against Jason Patrick, Duane Ehmer, Darryl Thorn and Jake Ryan--the final four defendants in the Malheur case to go on trial. Shortly afterward, Patrick was taken into custody by deputy U.S. marshals after the judge ordered that he be placed on electronic monitoring as he awaited sentencing. Patrick, described by prosecutors as an organizer of last winter's occupation, chose to...
  • U.S. Raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen Led to Laptop Ban on Flights, Officials Say

    03/21/2017 8:18:29 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 21, 2017 | JANA WINTER, CLIVE IRVING
    Three intelligence sources told The Daily Beast that the ban on carry-on electronics aboard U.S.-bound flights from 10 airports in North Africa and the Middle East was the result of information seized during a U.S. raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen in January. The United Kingdom joined the U.S. ban Tuesday. Information from the raid shows al Qaeda's successful development of compact, battery bombs that fit inside laptops or other devices believed to be strong enough to bring down an aircraft, the sources said. The battery bombs would need to be manually triggered, a source explained, which is why the...
  • Chuck Schumer: Senate Shouldn’t Vote On Neil Gorsuch While FBI Investigates Trump

    03/21/2017 2:44:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/21/2017 | By Laura Barron-Lopez , Michael McAuliff
    WASHINGTON ― Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants the Senate to delay a vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick as long as Trump’s campaign remains under investigation by the FBI. Democrats have struggled to come up with a cohesive strategy on how to handle the vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump picked in January to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat on the high court. On Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed in his testimony to Congress that his agency is investigating ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. “There is a cloud now...
  • Gorsuch rebuffs Leahy on Trump travel ban questions

    03/21/2017 1:08:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Cody Derespina
    Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy struggled to pin down Judge Neil Gorsuch Tuesday on President Trump's controversial travel ban, as the Supreme Court nominee smoothly sidestepped questions relating to the policy currently on hold by the courts. Gorsuch instead directed the contentious cross-examination into more general terrain where Gorsuch could advocate for religious liberty, without commenting on the specifics of the case. “I will apply the law,” Gorsuch vowed, during the second day of his Senate confirmation hearing. Leahy initially had tried to get the 10th Circuit Court judge to comment on the notion of a “religious litmus test for entry...
  • Rep. Maxine Waters Tweets Trump Better "Get Ready For Impeachment"

    03/21/2017 11:29:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Christine Rouselle
    Out of everyone currently in Congress, I think it's safe to say that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is having the hardest time coming to grips with Donald Trump's presidency. She skipped the inauguration, passed on Trump's address to Congress, called the Trump White House a bunch of "scumbags," and has been daydreaming over Trump's impeachment since before he was even inaugurated.Now, she's back at it again, tweeting on Tuesday morning that Trump had better "Get ready for impeachment." Get ready for impeachment.— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) March 21, 2017 At the time of publishing, Waters has not followed this tweet up...
  • Democrats Hoped to Hurt Trump, but Raised Suspicions of Obama

    03/21/2017 6:41:50 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Mar 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    The mainstream media have been doing a victory lap since the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Security Agency (NSA) confirmed on Monday in testimony before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee that President Barack Obama did not wiretap Trump Tower. But that was already known. There was only one new revelation at the hearing, and it was a bombshell: senior Obama administration officials could have known the identities of surveillance targets. One of those targets, retired General Michael Flynn, lost his job after it was revealed that his conversation with the Russian ambassador had been monitored, and that...
  • Dem Senator Says Gorsuch Represents the ‘Best Qualities’ of Colorado

    03/21/2017 6:06:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21. 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch received heaps of praise from conservative lawmakers at his confirmation hearing on Monday for his originalist approach to the Constitution and his eerie similarities to the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Yet, he was not without his share of Democratic friends. A few of the nominee’s introducers happily testified to Gorsuch’s charming personality and judicial integrity. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat from Gorsuch’s home state of Colorado, admitted he was embarrassed by the Republicans refusing to hold a hearing for President Obama’s Supreme Court choice Merrick Garland, but he would not subject Gorsuch to the same...
  • Report: Hundreds of 9/11 Victims File Lawsuit Against Saudi Arabia

    03/21/2017 5:37:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Hundreds of people affected by 9/11 filed a lawsuit against the Saudi Arabia Monday, seeking monetary damages for the kingdomÂ’s alleged involvement in the terror attacks, according to a report.The lawsuit, finally made possible through the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, was filed in the federal court covering lower Manhattan and includes more than 800 people who were either injured or had family members who died in the attacks.The plaintiffs accuse the Kingdom of providing funds and support to al Qaeda, as well as knowing that some of the hijackers had ties to the terror group. According to the...
  • Electronics banned on some US flights from Middle East

    03/21/2017 4:19:19 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-21-17
    The US has announced a ban on large electronic devices from cabin baggage on passenger flights from eight Muslim majority countries. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said extremists were seeking "innovative methods" to bring down jets. Bombs could be hidden in laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games, it said. The measure will affect nine airlines operating out of 10 airports. Large electronic devices will only be allowed on board in checked baggage. Phones are exempt from the new rules The nine airlines affected are: â—ľRoyal Jordanian â—ľEgypt Air â—ľTurkish Airlines â—ľSaudi Arabian Airlines â—ľKuwait Airways â—ľRoyal Air...
  • You Don't talk for me! Le Pen and Macron clash in fiery debate about the burkini

    03/21/2017 2:28:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 36 replies
    Express ^ | 3/20/2017 | Katie Mansfield
    In a heated exchange the frontrunners turned their attention to the burkini and secularism...... ... Marine Le Pen said: "I know you Mr. Macron are in favour of the burkini on the beach." But the centrist Emmanuel Macron fired back... He said: "No, Madame Le Pen don't put words in my mouth. I don't need the talent of a ventriloquist. When I have something to say, I will say so myself." Determined not to drop the topic, Ms. Le Pen: "So what do you think of the burkini?" Mr. Macron said: "My views om the burkini have nothing to do...
  • Democrat Slams Neil Gorsuch: “He Believes the Intentional Taking of Human Life is Always Wrong”

    03/20/2017 2:22:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 68 replies
    Life News ^ | March 20, 2017 | STEVEN ERTELT
    During the hearing today in the Senate Judiciary Committee over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, pro-abortion Democrat Dianne Feinstein slammed the potential High Court pick. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Feinstein drew on the issue of abortion for her criticism — saying that she probably will oppose Gorsuch because he believes “the intentional taking of a human life by private persons is always wrong.”“President Trump repeatedly promised that his judicial nominees would be pro-life, and automatically overturn Roe v. Wade,” she said. “Judge Gorsuch has not had occasion to rule directly on a case involving Roe. However, his writings do raise questions. Specifically,...
  • Gorsuch Hearings - Senate Judiciary Committee [Live]

    03/20/2017 10:01:42 AM PDT · by cmj328 · 39 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | March 20, 2017 | Senate Judiciary Committee
    Not seeing a thread so starting one...
  • Trump's job approval rating up 4 points, near 50%

    03/20/2017 8:46:14 AM PDT · by Sidebar Moderator · 72 replies
    Rasmussen reports ^ | March 20, 2017 | Staff
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove. The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. (see trends).
  • It’s Working: The CBO Projections For Obamacare Enrollment Were Way Off…Like By Millions

    03/20/2017 6:35:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    While the Congressional Budget OfficeÂ’s projections on the GOP Obamacare replacement bill have rattled the ranks of the moderate Republican faction in the House, letÂ’s also not forget that this agency is flawed as well. Yes, the fact that premiums wonÂ’t be curbed and that over 20 million more Americans probably wonÂ’t have health insurance by 2020 isn't good. ItÂ’s one of the reasons why moderate GOP lawmakers have started to run for the hills, but letÂ’s not forget that the CBO also projected that 24 million people would be signed up for Obamacare by 2017. As Ali Meyer at...
  • Suspended Secret Service Agent Who Said She Wouldn't Take A Bullet From Trump Removed From Top Post

    03/20/2017 6:14:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Kerry O'Grady was the Special Agent in Charge for the U.S. Secret ServiceÂ’s Denver district office. ItÂ’s a prominent position, given that she works with the D.C-based advance teams for all presidential visits into the area. Well, she, like many other anti-Trump folks in the country, just couldnÂ’t keep her mouth shut about the 45th presidentÂ’s upset win over Hillary Clinton. She took to social media, writing on Facebook that she would rather go to jail than take a bullet for Trump. This was posted during the 2016 season. She also voiced her support for Clinton. All of this is...
  • Iraq then and now: Bush was right and Obama was wrong

    03/20/2017 4:56:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 79 replies
    americanthinker ^ | March 20, 2017 | Silvio Canto
    This is the 13th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War II. What if President George W. Bush had not invaded Iraq? I suggest this scenario: 1. Saddam Hussein would have become a bigger threat to the region. He had clearly come to the conclusion that the West would not stop him and was acting as such. 2. Iraq would have continued shooting at U.S. and UK planes enforcing UN resolutions. How many times do you allow someone to fire missiles at your aircraft? 3. What about Israel? We do know today that Iraq won't be attacking Israel or...
  • Imam behind Trump immigration ban suit runs Muslim Brotherhood mosque

    03/20/2017 4:12:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | March 18, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Incredible. Terror-tied imams can usurp our President and our national security apparatus.The Muslim Brotherhood is dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” That’s from “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America,” by Mohamed Akram, May 19, 1991. (source: Robert Spencer) “Plaintiff behind Trump travel...
  • LIVE THREAD:Trump Rally Louisville, KY Exposition Center 3/20/2017 @ 3:30pm EDT

    03/20/2017 3:04:05 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 118 replies
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  • You probably didn’t notice, but Trump and Putin are rebuilding a mighty military alliance

    03/19/2017 10:11:26 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 35 replies
    National Post ^ | 03/20/2017 | Lawrence Solomon
    The Western press is preoccupied with demon Russia. We’re told that Russia through its tool, WikiLeaks, cost Hillary Clinton the election; ..... --------------------------------------- ....What isn’t conjecture is that there is now a dramatic warming of ties, a mutual respect and a military alliance between Russia and America not seen in decades. ------------------------------- The thaw in relations between the military superpowers began almost immediately after Trump’s inauguration,......“We reiterated that we have common, ... said a hopeful Lavrov, who lamented that relations between Russia and the U.S. “were seriously undermined by the Obama administration.” ---------------------------------- The meetings demonstrated the Trump administration’s competence,...
  • Whistleblower Tapes: Trump Wiretapped By ‘The Hammer,’ Brennan’s & Clapper’s Secret Computer System

    03/19/2017 6:23:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 122 replies
    The American Report ^ | March 19 2017 ast | By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones
    Whistleblower Tapes: Trump Wiretapped By ‘The Hammer,’ Brennan’s and Clapper’s Secret Computer System By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper and his Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director John Brennan oversaw a secret supercomputer system known as “THE HAMMER,” according to former NSA/CIA contractor-turned whistleblower Dennis Montgomery. Clapper and Brennan were using the supercomputer system to conduct illegal and unconstitutional government data harvesting and wiretapping. THE HAMMER was installed on federal property in Fort Washington, Maryland at a complex which some speculate is a secret CIA and NSA operation operating at a US...