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  • American detained in North Korea

    04/23/2017 5:06:25 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 10 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 · 14 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...
  • There Will Be Blood: Left Prepares For War After Berkeley Beat Down: “Combat Training, Guns…"

    04/22/2017 11:38:29 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 90 replies ^ | April 18th, 2017
    Last week Trump supporters and leftist social justice warriors met on the political field of battle in Berkeley, California. Words were exchanged, as were punches. And while an alt-right leader was punched in the face, by all accounts even the social justice warriors admit that they got a major beat-down. This prompted a reddit discussion among the left’s tolerant resistance movement, with many asking how they can more effectively go to war against anyone who disagrees with their social, political, and economic views. The anti-Trump protesters at the rally were ill-prepared for what they came to Berkeley to confront and...
  • Top U.S. officials to provide N. Korea briefing to all 100 senators

    04/21/2017 6:57:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 59 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...
  • Statement from California Senate Leader on U.S. Attorney General Request

    04/21/2017 4:43:17 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 96 replies
    California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León ^ | April 21, 2017 | California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
    SACRAMENTO- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D- Los Angeles), released the following statement responding to letters sent by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session to the state of California, and other cities and counties, regarding compliance with immigration law enforcement. Attached is a recent letter from legal counsel for the California State Legislature on the same matter. “It has become abundantly clear that Attorney General Sessions and the Trump Administration are basing their law enforcement policies on principles of white supremacy – not American values. Their constant and systematic targeting of diverse cities and states goes beyond constitutional...
  • Reminder: Why All The Jihadi Attacks? Why Now?

    04/21/2017 9:08:34 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 34 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 21 Apr 17 | Christopher W. Holton
    Way back in February of 1998, Osama Bin Laden declared a Jihad against Jews and Crusaders in a written document entitled the “World Islamic Front Statement.” In that document he specifically stated: The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies — civilians and military — is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it Despite this, with just a few notable exceptions over the years, few Muslims answered Bin Laden’s call to kill Americans. Bin Laden was of course killed by U.S. Special Operations forces in...
  • French election: Candidates in last TV pitch ahead of vote

    04/20/2017 11:06:34 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/20/2017 | BBC
    All 11 French presidential candidates have made their final pitches in the last set-piece TV encounter ahead of Sunday's first round of voting. Both far-right leader Marine Le Pen and radical leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon voiced sharp criticism of the EU in the early part of the program. The TV encounter was then overshadowed by a deadly shooting in central Paris. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and center-right Francois Fillon both paid tribute to the police targeted by a gunman..... Mr. Fillon said he was cancelling all his campaign events on Friday, the final day of the campaign. Ms Le Pen said she...
  • Putin sends troops to Russia's border with North Korea after China sends troops [truncated]

    04/20/2017 10:25:34 PM PDT · by topher · 63 replies
    Daily ^ | 20-April-2017 | Will Steward in Moscow
    Full Title: Putin sends troops to Russia's border with North Korea after China also sends soldiers to its boundary over fears Trump will attack Kim Jong-un, sparking a tidal wave of refugees Vladimir Putin is sending troops and equipment to Russia's border with North Korea over fears the US is preparing to attack Kim Jong-un. The Russian President fears there will be a huge exodus of North Korean refugees if his American counterpart, Donald Trump, launches military action against Pyongyang.
  • Trump to order U.S. Treasury to delve into taxes, post-crisis reforms

    04/20/2017 7:20:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr. 20, 2017 | Lisa Lambert
    U.S. President Donald Trump will order the Treasury on Friday to find and reduce tax burdens and review post-financial crisis reforms that banks and insurance companies have said hinder their ability to do business. A White House official said on Thursday that Trump will issue an executive order directing the Treasury on the tax issues. He will also issue two memoranda asking for reviews of two parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law - the Orderly Liquidation Authority that sets out how big banks can wind down during a crisis and the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), which...
  • Michael Wolff: It's James Murdoch's Fox News Now

    04/20/2017 10:07:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 20, 2017 | Michael Wolff
    With the ouster of Roger Ailes and now Bill O’Reilly, Rupert Murdoch's son has overthrown his own network as he moves to reinvent the family company's profit machine at great risk.
  • ISIS Troops Reportedly Targeted U.S. Advisers With A Mustard Agent In Iraq

    04/20/2017 2:19:36 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 16 replies
    An Iraqi outpost with US and Australian military advisers in western Mosul was hit with an ineffective “low grade” mustard agent by Islamic State forces on Sunday, according to CBS News. At least six Iraqis were treated for breathing issues at a field clinic, while none of the advisers were believed to have been injured. The Pentagon released a statement saying that the ineffective attack “further displays the desperation of ISIS as they seek to hold an untenable position in Mosul,” ABC Australia reported. “My advice right at the moment is no Australian troops were affected but Australian forces did...
  • South Korean presidential candidate concerned about Trump's aircraft carrier story

    04/20/2017 11:01:58 AM PDT · by topher · 17 replies ^ | 20-April-2017 |
    President Trump’s comments about moving the USS Carl Vinson toward North Korea in a show of force have sparked confusion and could cause South Korea to "not trust" what Trump says for the remainder of his term, a South Korea presidential candidate said Wednesday. Hong Joon-pyo, the candidate from Park Geun-hye’s party, said Trump’s comments about moving the USS Carl Vinson toward North Korea in a show of force spurred by that rogue nation's nuclear program was important to South Korea’s security, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • Venezuela seizes General Motors plant as property of the state

    04/20/2017 8:17:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 121 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    This news broke overnight and it undoubtedly comes as a shock to anyone who hasn’t been paying to socialism in general and the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in particular. The government of Venezuela came in and seized control of the General Motors plant in the city of Valencia, taking over the property, assets and accounts. The automotive giant responded by saying that they were immediately halting operations. (CNN) General Motors says it will immediately halt operations in Venezuela after its plant in the country was unexpectedly seized by authorities.GM (GM) described the takeover as an “illegal judicial...
  • 'Don't mess with us': Kim Jong-un threatens US with a 'super-mighty preemptive strike' [tr]

    04/20/2017 5:46:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 135 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2017 | Julian Robinson and Will Stewart
    Kim Jong-un has threatened the US with a 'super-mighty preemptive strike' and warned America: 'Don't mess with us'. State controlled media claimed North Korea could 'immediately wipe out the US mainland' and reduce its enemies 'to ashes'. The latest threat from Pyongyang comes amid mounting tensions between North Korea and America and after China moved 150,000 troops to its border with the secretive state. This morning it emerged that Vladimir Putin is also reinforcing his border with North Korea by relocating troops and equipment.
  • JAW-DROPPING: Coal's Colossal Comeback (35,000 jobs added since October)

    04/19/2017 10:37:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | April 19, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    Buried in an otherwise-humdrum jobs report was the jaw-dropping pronouncement by the Department of Labor that mining jobs in America were up by 11,000 in March. Since the low point in October 2016, and following years of painful layoffs in the mining industry, the mining sector has added 35,000 jobs. What a turnaround. Liberals have been saying that Donald Trump was lying to the American people when he said that he could bring coal jobs back. Well, so far, he has delivered on his promise. There's more good news for the coal industry. Earlier this month, Peabody Energy — America's...
  • Venezuela crisis: Three killed at anti-government protests

    04/19/2017 11:05:33 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/20/2017 | BBC
    At least three people have been killed in protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. A teenager in the capital of Caracas and a woman in San Cristobal, near the Colombian border, were shot dead..... Tens of thousands of people rallied to demand new presidential elections and the release of jailed opposition politicians. Mr. Maduro accused the opposition of attacking police. He also accused them of looting shops..... Meanwhile, opposition leader Henrique Capriles has called for further protests on Thursday. Despite having the world's largest proven oil reserves, Venezuela has suffered for several years from high inflation, rampant crime...
  • China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

    04/19/2017 9:34:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 19, 2017 | Brad Lendon
    China may be getting fed up with continued nuclear bluster from long-time ally North Korea and tilting toward the United States. A day after North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister said Pyongyang would test missiles weekly and use nuclear weapons if threatened, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Beijing was "gravely concerned" about North Korea's recent nuclear and missile activities. In the same press conference, spokesman Lu Kang praised recent US statements on the North Korean issue. "American officials did make some positive and constructive remarks... such as using whatever peaceful means possible to resolve the (Korean) Peninsula nuclear issue. This...
  • Republican Senator Says: "I Have No Problems With Funding Planned Parenthood" [Dean Heller, NV]

    04/19/2017 6:59:49 PM PDT · by cmj328 · 27 replies
    LifeNews ^ | April 18, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pressured by abortion activists, a Republican U.S. Senator from Nevada flip-flopped on Monday and said he would “protect” Planned Parenthood. U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, faced an angry crowd of abortion activists Monday at his town hall meeting, according to Nevada Public Radio. Many conservative lawmakers have faced hostile crowds at town hall meetings across the country in the past few months. Heller has a pro-life voting record. He recently voted to overturn an Obama administration rule that basically forced states to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. He also voted to confirm new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch....
  • Here's The New Fox News Channel Primetime Lineup

    04/19/2017 4:50:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 181 replies ^ | April 19, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    After Wednesday's announcement that Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to Fox News Channel, here's what their primetime lineup will look like in the upcoming future:5 PM/ET – A new show, hosted by Eric Bolling, will debut on May 1st. From April 24th-28th, Special Report with Bret Baier will air from 5 to 7 p.m.7 PM/ET – "The Story with Martha MacCallum" will debut on Monday, May 1st. Until then, MacCallum will continue anchoring "The First 100 Days" through April 28th.8 PM/ET – "Tucker Carlson Tonight" 9 PM/ET - "The Five" (LIVE) with co-hosts Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dana Perino, Bob Beckel,...
  • Unionized Scientists March in Protest of Attacks on Science and Jobs

    04/19/2017 2:51:05 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 44 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | April 18, 2017 | Carly Ebben Eaton,Kathy Setian
    Of all the attacks on our civil society, the attacks on evidence-based science pose perhaps the greatest existential threat. Decisions being made about climate science and environmental protection at this critical time will shape the future of our planet. Advances in research are produced by the twin pillars of dedicated scientists and an activated citizenry who demand that the best science be applied to today’s most pressing problems. Because scientists produce the facts that expose the lies currently being purveyed, the tip of the spear is pointed at the heart of science-based policy and research. But the imminent threat also...