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  • Dershowitz: Kushner Meeting Russians, Even Politically Coordinating With Russians "Just Not A Crime"

    05/26/2017 6:06:09 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 21 replies
    In an MSNBC segment hosted by Stephanie Ruhle, legal expert Alan Dershowitz responds to breaking reports that President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner's contacts with Russians are being investigated. Dershowitz explained how even the worst of the worst things the Trump team is being accused of doing vis-a-vis Russia aren't against the law. "Just simply not crimes," he said. ALAN DERSHOWITZ: Let's assume the worst case scenario. Let's assume the worst case scenario. Let's assume there was a quid-pro-quo. Let's assume that the Trump campaign promised: 'If you help us get elected, we'll drop the sanctions.' How is that different from...
  • Boehner: Trump's term 'disaster,' aside from foreign affairs

    05/26/2017 5:37:40 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Mary Kay Jalonick
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner says that aside from international affairs and foreign policy, President Donald Trump's time in office has so far been a "complete disaster." Speaking at an energy conference Thursday in Houston, Boehner praised Trump for his approach abroad and his aggressiveness in fighting Islamic State militants, according to the energy publication Rigzone. "Everything else he's done (in office) has been a complete disaster," the Ohio Republican said, according to the publication. "He's still learning how to be president." Boehner said he's been friends with Trump for 15 years, but still has a hard...
  • Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed

    05/26/2017 2:31:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 26, 2017 | Ahmed Aboulenein
    Egyptian air force planes on Friday carried out strikes directed at camps in Libya where Cairo believes militants responsible for a deadly attack on Christians earlier in the day were trained, Egyptian military sources said. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he had ordered strikes against what he called terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished.
  • Trump not swayed by G-7 leaders on Paris climate deal

    05/26/2017 1:20:31 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 5/26/17 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump resisted some intense lobbying by leaders of other industrialized nations Friday to back the Paris climate-change agreement at a G-7 summit in Sicily, Italy. After hours of discussions, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni told reporters that the U.S. position on the Paris accord remains an “open question.” “All others have confirmed their total agreement on the accord,” he said of the leaders of Germany, Japan, Italy, Britain, France and Canada. Former President Barack Obama signed the Paris agreement to limit carbon emissions in 2015, but Mr. Trump is weighing a move to pull the U.S. out of the...
  • Kelly Responds to Former President Obama: 'We're Not Hiding Behind a Wall'

    05/26/2017 9:56:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    “We’re not hiding behind a wall. We’re constructing physical barriers backed up by technology, and of course the great men and women of customs and border protection, to simply safeguard our Southern border,” he said on Fox News. “We’re not hiding behind a wall, and you can’t defend anything by hiding behind something.” Former President Obama told a crowd in Berlin that “in this new world we live in, we can’t isolate ourselves. We can’t hide behind a wall.” In the thinly veiled swipe against President Trump, who’s vowed to construct a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, Obama...
  • Judge to consider contempt against anti-abortion group head

    05/26/2017 8:30:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | SUDHIN THANAWALA
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge said Thursday he will consider holding the leader of an anti-abortion group in contempt after links to videos that the judge had barred from release appeared on the website of the man’s attorneys. U.S. District Judge William Orrick ordered David Daleiden and his attorneys, Steve Cooley and Brentford J. Ferreira, to appear at a June 14 hearing to consider contempt sanctions. A phone message at Cooley and Ferreira’s law firm number was not immediately returned. A representative for Daleiden said she expected to have a statement later.
  • Philippines troops backed by attack helicopters battle Islamist militants

    05/26/2017 6:16:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 23 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 25, 2017
    Philippines troops backed by attack helicopters battle Islamist militants in besieged southern city -excerpt- Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into the mainly Muslim Marawi City as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to the Islamic State group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of Isil. The army sent about 100 soldiers, including US-trained special forces, to retake buildings and streets in the area held by militants of the Maute group, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).
  • Trump Quietly Slipped Out Of Sight For A Few Hours Overseas – Here’s The Unbelievable Reason Why

    05/26/2017 5:19:56 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 28 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | 5/25/2017 | Amanda Shea
    President Trump and First Lady Melania have been tirelessly traveling for almost an entire week and are nearing the end of their first overseas presidential trip. The couple just landed in Belgium and the president will soon be attending the G7 Summit back in Italy on Friday and Saturday. However, with as busy as he’s been for days, he recently dropped everything and quietly slipped out of sight for a few hours and now we know the unbelievable reason why. There’s been no shortage of media coverage as the Trumps travel the globe this week. Liberal news outlets wait with...
  • Jeff Sessions Vows to Take Travel Ban to SCOTUS

    05/25/2017 5:10:13 PM PDT · by davikkm · 59 replies
    breitbart ^ | IAN MASON
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a statement Thursday on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decision to block President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order, vowing to take the defense of that order to the United States Supreme Court. “President Trump’s executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the Nation safe,” Sessions wrote in the statement: The Department of Justice strongly disagrees with the decision of the divided court, which blocks the President’s efforts to strengthen this country’s national security. As the dissenting judges explained, the executive order is a constitutional exercise of the...
  • Jared Kushner Now Under FBI Scrutiny in Russia Probe, Say Officials

    05/25/2017 4:03:43 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 105 replies
    NBC ^ | 25 May 2017 | KEN DILANIAN, PETER ALEXANDER and COURTNEY KUBE
    Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News. Investigators believe Kushner has significant information relevant to their inquiry, officials said. That does not mean they suspect him of a crime or intend to charge him. The FBI's scrutiny of Kushner places the bureau's sprawling counterintelligence and criminal investigation not only on the doorstep of the White House, but in the Trump family circle. The Washington Post first reported last week that a senior White House official close to Trump was a "person...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz warns police chief of ‘consequences’ for refusing to return her laptop

    05/25/2017 3:26:09 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 25 May 2017 | John Sexton
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz used her position on a committee that oversees the budget of the Capitol Hill police to attend a budget hearing and question the police chief about a laptop she says the police should return to her. When the police chief said he couldn’t return it, Wasserman Schultz suggested there would be “consequences.” From the Daily Caller: “My understanding is the the Capitol Police is not able to confiscate Members’ equipment when the Member is not under investigation,” Wasserman Schultz said in the annual police budget hearing of the House Committee On Appropriations’ Legislative Branch Subcommittee. “We can’t...
  • A shocking new undercover video exposes the grisly reality of ripping apart fetuses.

    05/25/2017 12:53:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | May 25, 2017 | Alexandra DeSanctis
    A shocking new video has just been released by the Center for Medical Progress, the undercover investigative group that in 2015 released videos showing that Planned Parenthood affiliates have profited from selling the body parts of aborted babies. This latest video is a preview of footage that CMP investigators gathered at the 2014 and 2015 National Abortion Federation conventions, attended by hundreds of members of the abortion industry each year. (The NAF is a major trade group of North American abortion providers, and Planned Parenthood makes up about 50 percent of its members and leadership.) Here are some of the...
  • BREAKING: Lifelong Democrat Operative at The @Guardian Ben Jacobs Lies About Assault on GOP....

    05/25/2017 5:06:13 AM PDT · by blueyon · 111 replies
    GotNews ^ | 5/25/17 | GotNews
    """BREAKING: Lifelong Democrat Operative at The @Guardian Ben Jacobs Lies About Assault on GOP Candidate Greg Gianforte""" A former minion for the Iowa Democratic Party now operating as a Guardian reporter, Ben Jacobs, assaulted Montana Republican House candidate Greg Gianforte on Wednesday. Jacobs has a history of opposing his political opponents’ freedom of speech, as GotNews reported in October. Gianforte is competing against Democratic candidate Rob Quist for a House seat that opened up after President Donald J. Trump appointed Ryan Zinke to be secretary of the interior. The special election is Thursday. A statement about Jacobs’ assault from Greg...
  • President Trump Defends American Taxpayers To NATO Leaders (Video In The Link)

    05/25/2017 9:47:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking in Brussels Thursday morning against the backdrop of the newly unveiled Article 5 and Berlin Wall Memorials, President Donald Trump strongly urged NATO leaders to significantly increase defense spending, saying it is unfair for members states to rely on American taxpayers to fulfill European obligations. Further, he called on members to provide a new focus on terrorism. "The NATO of the future must include a great focus on terrorism and immigration, as well as threats from Russia and on NATO’s eastern and southern borders. These grave security concerns are the same reason that I have been very, very...
  • Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel

    05/25/2017 9:32:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 85 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/25/17 | Kirsten Grieshaber and Frank Jordans, Associated Press
    BERLIN (AP) — Barack Obama received a rock-star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate Thursday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his "favorite partners" during his presidency. ... At the beginning of their discussion, Obama praised Merkel to the excited cheers of a crowd of young Protestants, who had traveled from all over Germany and beyond to attend the religious gathering. "Not only do I love this city, but one of my favorite partners throughout my presidency is sitting next to me," Obama said with a big smile. Merkel smiled right back...
  • Melania Reveals She Is Catholic: The First Lady Shares Her Faith With The World

    05/25/2017 1:41:53 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 94 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 24 May 2017
    When Melania Trump recited The Lord's Prayer before a Melbourne, Florida presidential rally in February, the Internet went hog wild. Now we know one reason why the first lady began with 'Let us pray' and 'Our Father who art in heaven' when she introduced the president that evening: She's a practicing Roman Catholic. Her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham confirmed that to DailyMail.com on Wednesday, hours after Pope Francis blessed a rosary for her at the Vatican. The last Catholics to live in the White House were John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie. Melania and her son Barron will move to...
  • USAA Faces Customer Backlash After Canceling Ads on Troop Supporting Sean Hannity

    05/25/2017 2:51:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/25/17 | Kristinn Taylor
    USAA, an insurance, bank and financial services company that caters to active duty military, veterans and their families, is getting slammed by members after announcing on Twitter Wednesday night the company was withdrawing advertising on the Sean Hannity show in response to pressure from liberal activists trying to silence Hannity by cutting off his advertising base. It was not stated by USAA if they advertised on Hannity’s Fox News Channel show or his nationally syndicated radio show.Hannity is a strong supporter of the military and veterans. He has a strong fan base among the military community.The effort to drive Hannity...
  • MELTDOWN IN MONTANA Fox News team witnesses GOP House candidate 'body slam' reporter

    05/24/2017 8:50:21 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 168 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2017 | Alicia Acuna
    The race to fill Montana's sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives took a violent turn Wednesday, and a crew from the Fox News Channel, including myself, witnessed it firsthand. As part of our preparation for a story about Thursday's special election to air on "Special Report with Bret Baier," we arranged interviews with the top two candidates, Republican Greg Gianforte and Democrat Rob Quist. On Wednesday, I joined field producer Faith Mangan and photographer Keith Railey in Bozeman for our scheduled interview with Gianforte, which was to take place at the Gianforte for Congress Bozeman Headquarters. ~snip~ At...
  • Despite Record Reporting Bias, Trump’s Base Remains Solid

    05/24/2017 10:12:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2017 | Andy Schlafly
    A recent Harvard study confirms that there has been record-breaking reporting bias against President Donald Trump. An astounding 80% of the stories about Trump by the mainstream media during his first 100 days in office have been negative. The real story, however, is how Trump’s base remains solid, unfazed by the persistent media negativity. Trump’s approval rating has not fallen to the low ratings of former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, the prior Republicans in the White House. For many of Trump’s supporters, the unrelenting bias against him simply confirms the nature of the problem facing...
  • A federal appeals court cleared the way for a lawsuit against NSA's surveillance practices

    05/24/2017 7:57:02 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 16 replies
    Circa ^ | 5/24/2017 | John Solomon
    A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit challenging the National Security Agency's collection of emails, texts and other online communications that privacy experts have long argued violates constitutional protections of Americans' privacy. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Tuesday reversed a lower court decision and declared that Wikimedia Foundation has the legal standing to pursue the case against the NSA, America's primary foreign spy surveillance agency. Wikimedia alleges in its suit, backed by the American Civil Liberties Union, that the NSA's upstream collection practices violate the 4th Amendment because they gather...