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  • Senate Confirms Mike Pompeo as CIA Director

    01/24/2017 3:06:05 AM PST · by onyx · 4 replies
    The Senate has just voted to confirm Representative Mike Pompeo as CIA Director. This represents the third intelligence and security nomination confirmed – General Kelly (DHS) and General Mattis (DoD) receiving earlier confirmations. WASHINGTON – The Senate has confirmed Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Kansas Republican, to be President Donald Trump’s CIA director. The vote tally is 66-32, with a significant number of Democrats voting no. Two senators are delayed by weather. (link) Two republican senators Tom Cotton (Yes) and Rand Paul (No) outline the dynamic within the overall DC intelligence outlook from the GOP. Neither are 100% correct; each distinct...
  • Trump Foreign Profits in Violation of Constitution, Suit Claims

    01/24/2017 1:10:44 AM PST · by greeneyes · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/23/2017 | Brian Ross Matthew Mosk Rhonda Schwartz Randy Kreider Jan 23, 2017, 6:37 PM ET
    Two days after staff at Donald Trumps Washington hotel dropped balloons and popped champagne corks to salute his inauguration, Americas first billionaire President was put on notice he is being sued because of profits that the hotel and other businesses earn from foreign governments.
  • President Donald Trump Signs Executive Order to Defund International Planned Parenthood

    01/23/2017 10:58:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 24, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    President Donald Trump today signed an executive order to defund International Planned Parenthood. Most pro-life Americans are anxiously awaiting Congress to pass a bill to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. While that defunding legislation concerns the domestic-based Planned Parenthood abortion corporation, President Trump has the ability to put in place an executive order that would revoke funding for its International affiliate. When pro-abortion former President Barack Obama took office, Obama overturned a policy that prevented funding of groups that promote or perform abortions overseas. The Mexico City Policy covered over $400 million in federal funds, part of which flowed...
  • "COMMON SENSE" PART 2 Addressed To The Inhabitants Of 2017 America

    01/23/2017 8:32:19 PM PST · by greeneyes · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/23/2017 | Tyler Durden
    In Part One of this article I explored Thomas Paines critical role in the creation of our nation. His Common Sense pamphlets inspired the common people to uncommon acts of courage and heroic feats of valor; leading to the great experiment we call the United States of America. Paine, Franklin and the other Founding Fathers produced a republic, if we could keep it....snip If you are blind to the parallels with our current position in this Fourth Turning, you are either wallowing in willful ignorance or you are a functionary within the debased establishment. One of Paines main themes was...
  • Trump & Mattis Take The Gloves Off Against ISIS

    01/23/2017 4:23:37 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 86 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 23, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    t didnt take long, Trump is already delivering on another major promise he made on the campaign trail and in his inaugural speech: the complete and total destruction of ISIS. Secretary of Defense James Mad Dog Mattis took the fight to ISIS on his first day as the new Secretary of Defense. The U.S. bombed ISIS 31 times in what is surely just a warm-up for the aggressive Trump & Mattis. The attacks took place in Syria and Iraq. From The Pentagon: U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria...
  • This is what democracy looks like! Marching in DC

    01/23/2017 4:07:57 PM PST · by mdittmar · 90 replies
    National Education Association ^ | Jan 23, 2017 | National Education Association
    Thousands upon thousands took to the streets in Washington, DC, millions across the nation and the world. We are diverse, we are united and we have many, many creative signs. :)
  • U.S. says will prevent China taking over territory in international waters

    01/23/2017 2:20:49 PM PST · by Mariner · 81 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 23rd, 2017 | by David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick
    The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese state media has said would require Washington to "wage war." "I think the U.S. is going to make sure that we protect our interests there," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a news briefing. "Its a question of if those islands are in fact in international waters and not part of China proper, then yeah, were going to make sure that we defend international territories from being taken...
  • AFL-CIO Praises President Trumps Move to Withdraw from TPP, Renegotiate NAFTA, Target Big Pharma

    01/23/2017 1:37:12 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 23, 2017 | By Matthew Boyle
    AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka praised GOP President Donald Trumps decision to withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership once and for all on Monday with an executive order officially killing the Pacific Rim trade deal. Trumka also praised the decision by President Trump to reopen negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) deal from the 1990s, a deal that saw millions of U.S. jobs leave the country for Mexico and Canadaand the labor union leader praised President Trumps harsh words for Big Pharma, the pharmaceutical industry, when Trump said of that industry that theyre politically protected, but not anymore...
  • CBS This Morning: Sources Are Telling Us A Leading SCOTUS Candidate

    01/23/2017 1:06:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, SCOTUS watch kicked off on CBS This Morning Saturday, with Jan Crawford saying that her sources are telling her that a leading candidate has emerged from President Trumps solid list of judicial candidates to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia: Judge Neil Gorsuch of the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Gorsuch is a Bush 43 appointeeand appears to be a worthy successor to Scalia (via SCOTUSblog) He was a Marshall Scholar at the University of Oxford, graduated from Harvard Law School, clerked for prominent conservative judges (Judge David Sentelle of the...
  • President Trump Kills TPP Once And For All With Executive Order Officially Withdrawing

    01/23/2017 12:45:45 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/23/17 | Matthew Boyle
    President Donald J. Trump killed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) once and for all on Monday, signing an executive order officially withdrawing from the trade deal negotiations. It came as a part of series of three separate executive actions that President Trump took on Monday. The first is a withdrawal of the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said, explaining the first executive action President Trump was taking in the list of three. The other two were one freezing hiring of all federal employees except in the military, and one that restores...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (DJT +55)

    01/23/2017 12:00:56 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | January 23, 2017
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trumps job performance. Forty-four percent (44%) disapprove. The latest figures include 39% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 35% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of +4. Voters overwhelmingly followed Trumps first day in office on Friday, but Republicans were a lot happier with it than others were. . .
  • FOX BREAKING - Davis-Monthan AFB on Lockdown

    01/23/2017 9:46:10 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    FOX NEWS | 1-23-2017 | Fox News
    Possible shots fired... Shelter-in-place advisory
  • Republican Rubio clears way for Tillerson's approval as top U.S. diplomat

    01/23/2017 9:37:41 AM PST · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Jan 2017
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio reluctantly backed President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, in a move that all but secures Senate confirmation of the former Exxon Mobil Corp chief executive as the nation's top diplomat later on Monday. Rubio said he was troubled by Tillerson's recent responses before lawmakers regarding Russia as well as other countries, but that he ultimately decided he would vote to approve the nominee in deference to Trump, as well as to fill a critical top job. "Despite my reservations, I will support Mr. Tillersons nomination in committee and...
  • CNN Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Obamacare Repeal

    01/23/2017 9:35:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2017 | Guy Benson
    In case you'd missed it last week, prior to the press shifting its collective attention to suddenly caring about crowd sizes again, there was a New Narrative a-brewin'. Namely, that Obamacare's popularity is suddenly on the rise, and that Republican efforts to uproot it have become a political liability. It's undoubtedly true that implementing a complex operation that again scrambles the healthcare status quo will be a challenging lift, especially with Democrats digging in their heels against any viable alternative proposal. Some of the power dynamics will be tricky, and will require unity of purpose and strong messaging from the GOP...
  • Trump reinstates ban on US funds promoting abortion overseas

    01/23/2017 9:28:50 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2017
    <p>President Trump on Monday morning signed an executive order blocking foreign aid or federal funding for international nongovernmental organizations that provide or "promote" abortions.</p> <p>The order comes one day after the 44th anniversary of the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal.</p>
  • Kellyanne: Did You Notice Hillary and Obama Attended the Inauguration And Not the March?

    01/23/2017 7:56:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump's former campaign manager and now White House senior counsel, noticed that two prominent people were absent from the Women's March on Washington on Saturday: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Instead, they were on the inaugural stage applauding and welcoming President Trump. She pointed out the fact during an interview on ABC this weekend. .@KellyannePolls: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton "conspicuous by their absence" in yesterday's Women's March https://t.co/0gcfCmn67U pic.twitter.com/aZSACXkp2w— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 22, 2017 Despite declaring himself a "feminist" at last year's White House State of Women Summit, Obama decided not to postpone his...
  • BERLIN: Anti-Trump Feminists chant "Allahu Akbar" at "Women's March" against Inauguration

    01/23/2017 4:30:39 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 22, 2017 | Face of a dying Nation
    This clip from a "women's march" against Trump in Berlin shows feminists chanting and singing "Allahu Akbar" and "P*!@y grabs back". They also held signs demanding an "end to white supremacy" and that "Donald Trump is not [their] president". The protest was likely organized by a subsidiary of George Soros' Open Society foundation. These types of protesters in Germany, who call themselves "anti-fascists", receive hourly wages to wreak havoc and protest for globalist agendas. Indoctrinated college students follow whatever they are directed towards, hence feminism in Germany apparently now means chanting "Allahu Akbar" and makes young German girls cry tears...
  • Protesters who destroyed property on Inauguration Day were part of well-organized group

    01/23/2017 1:49:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2017 | Peter Hermann, Keith L. Alexander and Michael E. Miller
    Scores of demonstrators charged with rioting in the District on Friday were well organized, ready to confront police and prepared to violently disrupt the inauguration, according to some of the protesters and organizers. Details of the disturbances in a four-square-block area downtown that led to more than 230 arrests began emerging after protesters made their first court appearances Saturday, a process that continued through the evening as defendants were brought into D.C. Superior Court in batches of 10. Most faced a felony charge of rioting, which carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence. The preparation undertaken by protesters included arriving armed...
  • Mattis Celebrates First Day At Pentagon By Blowing Up ISIS 31 Times

    01/22/2017 11:03:00 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 158 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-22-2017 | Russ Read
    Newly minted Secretary of Defense James Mattis celebrated his first full day at the Pentagon by overseeing 31 strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Mattis entered the Pentagon Saturday with a smile for his first full day of work, and for good reason, considering the significant bombardment ISIS forcesreceived. A variety of fighters, bombers and remotely piloted aircraft engaged in the bombing run, which saw 25 strikes in Syria and six in Iraq. In Syria, two strikes destroyed ISIS units and artillery near the town of Bab. ISIS forces in Raqqa, the terrorist groups de facto capital,...
  • Donald Trump Embarks on His First Week With a Heavy Slate

    01/22/2017 10:59:05 PM PST · by onyx · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Jan. 22, 2017 8:21 p.m. ET | MICHAEL C. BENDER, NATALIE ANDREWS & ANDREW ACKERMAN
    President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence arrived to a swearing in of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House Sunday. PHOTO: ANDREW HARRER/PRESS POOL WASHINGTONPresident Donald Trump starts his first week with a packed schedulefrom pushing through his slate of cabinet nominees to a raft of executive orders and setting the direction on foreign trade.Mr. Trump is planning executive actions early in the week on immigration and trade, two White House officials said, and will have a chance to lay the groundwork for a trade deal during a meeting Friday with British...
  • Dan Rather: When Trump Lies, We Have To Call Him Out

    01/22/2017 3:42:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather is teaching an online course in journalism called “finding the truth in the news” at UDemy. Now, he’s taken to Facebook to say that the media, the American people, and the political class has to call out President Trump on his lies. No, this isn’t the Onion.“These are not normal times. These are extraordinary times. And extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures,” wrote Rather. “What can we do? We can all step up and say simply and without equivocation. "A lie, is a lie, is a lie!" And if someone won't say it, those...
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (1/22/17 to 1/28/17))

    01/22/2017 12:51:02 PM PST · by DollyCali · 695 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | January 22, 2017 | DollyCali
  • Pres Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood

    01/22/2017 12:17:29 PM PST · by NYer · 64 replies
    Life News ^ | January 20, 2017 | STEVEN ERTELT
    FULL TITLE: President Donald Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood A new report out today indicates President Donald Trump will sign an executive order to defund International Planned Parenthood. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Most pro-life Americans are anxiously awaiting Congress to pass a bill to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. While that defunding legislation concerns the domestic-based Planned Parenthood abortion corporation, president Trump has the ability to put in place an executive order that would revoke funding for its International affiliate.When pro-abortion former President Barack Obama took office, Obama overturned a policy that prevented funding of...
  • Gigapixil: THE INAUGURATION OF DONALD J TRUMP (interactive pic of crowd)

    01/22/2017 12:07:58 PM PST · by Syncro · 67 replies
    cnn ^ | Jan 22, 2017 | CNN
    This picture is interactive, you can move it to see the entire crowd.Link Chris Wallace (and Bret Bair too IIRC) showed the pic taken some time before the actual inauguration to make it look like Trump had a small crowd.
  • White House confirms relocation of US Israel embassy to Jerusalem

    01/22/2017 11:40:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    Business Standard ^ | January 23, 2017 | ANI
    In a highly controversial move, President of the United States Donald Trump will on Monday announce to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The White House has confirmed that Donald Trump's team is in the "beginning stages" of a plan to relocate US Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. An Israeli news outlet earlier reported an anonymous source as saying the announcement on America's embassy moving from Tel Aviv would be made by a member of Trump administration on Monday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to speak with Trump by telephone on Sunday regarding the move....
  • Trump inauguration ratings second biggest in 36 years [Excluding Online Viewing]

    01/22/2017 6:10:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 39 replies
    EW.com ^ | January 21, 2017 | James Hibberd
    Donald Trumps inauguration ratings were the second-highest in 36 years, according to Nielsen. The swearing-in of the 45th president was seen by 30.6 million viewers across 12 networks. The only inauguration over the last three decades that tops Trumps number in the linear ratings? Barack Obamas first inauguration back in 2009, which had a record-setting 37.8 million viewers. Before that, youd have to go all the way back to Ronald Reagan in 1981, who was seen by 41.8 million viewers (Nielsen tracks inauguration ratings back to 1969). The numbers are all the more remarkable considering Trump is entering into office...
  • President-Elect Trump job approval rating 56%

    01/20/2017 6:54:08 AM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 55 replies
    Rasmussen report ^ | January 20, 2017
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President-elect Trumps job performance. Forty-four percent (44%) disapprove. Eighty-five percent (85%) of Republicans and 55% of unaffiliated voters approve of the job Trump is doing. Seventy percent (70%) of Democrats disapprove. The latest figures include 38% of all likely voters who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 36% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of +2 (see trends).
  • Charleston (West Virginia) abortion clinic closes; only one left in WV

    01/21/2017 11:11:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    CHARLESTON GAZETTE ^ | January 20, 2017 | Lori Kersey ,
    West Virginia women who want an abortion are down to only one in-state choice now, as one of the states only two abortion clinics closed its doors earlier this week. Kanawha Surgicenter closed as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to a note posted on the door of the clinic in Charlestons Kanawha City. A woman who answered Dr. Gorli Harishs phone and said she is his wife said the family moved to California two years ago to be closer to their children and grandchildren. The doctor had been commuting to Charleston once a month to perform procedures and no longer...
  • CNN & MSNBC Air Madonnas F-Bombs During March On Washington Speech

    01/21/2017 11:01:32 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 55 replies
    Deadline ^ | 1/21/2017 | Greg Evans
    An embarrassed CNN and MSNBC quickly but not quickly enough pulled away from live coverage of Madonnas f-bomb fueled speech at the March on Washington. Both channels let three of the utterances slip through.
  • Anti-Trump Protestors Block Uniformed Air Force Members From Entering Inauguration

    01/21/2017 10:21:18 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/20/2017 | Katie Pavlich
    ...... This morning, they sank to another low by blocking uniformed Air Force members from entering the Inauguration ceremony. ..... [VIDEO - 31 seconds]
  • Trump Issues Executive Order Scaling Back Parts of Obamacare

    01/21/2017 10:07:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    ny times ^ | January 20, 2017 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON In his first executive order, President Trump on Friday directed government agencies to scale back as many aspects of the Affordable Care Act as possible, moving within hours of being sworn in to fulfill his pledge to eviscerate Barack Obamas signature health care law. The one-page order, which Mr. Trump signed in a hastily arranged Oval Office ceremony shortly before departing for the inaugural balls, gave no specifics about which aspects of the law it was targeting. But its broad language gave federal agencies wide latitude to change, delay or waive provisions of the law that they deemed...
  • Trump White House tells agencies to halt regulations

    01/21/2017 9:58:50 PM PST · by catnipman · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    President Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, issued a memo Friday night telling federal agencies to not issue any more regulations. Hours after his boss was sworn into office, Priebus told the agencies not to send any regulation to the Federal Register until the rule is reviewed and approved by the new president's appointed agency head. Any rule thats already been sent to the Office of the Federal Register but not yet published must be withdrawn, the order says. For rules that were published in the last 60 days, Priebus told agencies to publish a notice to delay the effective...
  • Trumps WhiteHouse.Gov Disappears Civil Rights, Climate Change, LGBT Rights

    01/21/2017 9:52:58 PM PST · by catnipman · 53 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/20/2017 | Justin Miller
    The minute Donald Trump was sworn into office, the White Houses web site changeddramatically. WhiteHouse.gov immediately wiped pages on LGBT rights, civil rights, climate change, and health care from its issues section after Donald Trump took the oath of office.
  • Spicer accuses media of false reporting in fiery briefing

    01/21/2017 9:20:10 PM PST · by granite · 58 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published January 21, 2017 | FoxNews.com
    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer angrily accused the media Saturday of false reporting on the inauguration as part of what he called a shameful attempt to minimize enthusiasm for President Trump, beginning his tenure as the administrations top spokesman on a combative note. Spicer summoned the press to the briefing room at the end of Trumps first full day in office to specifically condemn two pieces of reporting a reporters erroneous claim, since retracted, that an MLK bust was removed from the Oval Office; and photos appearing to show light crowds at Fridays inauguration. Spicer called the former...
  • LIVE Stream: THE DEPLORABALL PRESENTED BY MAGA3X - WASHINGTON, DC

    01/19/2017 7:23:33 PM PST · by Syncro · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 19, 2017 | Right Side Broadcasting
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjxV44KjTbc
  • Concerned About Anti-Israel Bias, Republicans Introduce Another Bill Targeting U.N. Funding

    01/19/2017 2:58:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 19, 2017 | 4:18 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Republican lawmakers on Wednesday introduced yet another bill targeting United Nations funding, this time including a special focus on the U.N. Human Rights Councils heavily anti-Israel agenda. [] It calls specifically for U.S. funding to be withheld until the president certifies that no U.N. agency or affiliated agency grants official status or recognition to any organization promoting or condoning anti-Semitism. American taxpayers account for 22 percent of the regular budget of the U.N., plus almost 29 percent of the separate peacekeeping budget. The U.S. additionally provides billions of dollars more each year in voluntary contributions to a spread of U.N....
  • Brazil Supreme Court judge handling graft probe killed in plane crash

    01/19/2017 2:22:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/19/17 | Raquel Stenzel and Brad Brooks | SAO PAULO
    Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki was killed in a plane crash on Thursday, raising questions about who will take over his investigation into dozens of politicians in the country's biggest ever corruption scandal. Rescuers found three bodies in the wreckage of the small, twin-prop plane that crashed off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state amid heavy rains, firefighters said. Zavascki, 68, had in recent weeks been reviewing explosive testimony from executives at engineering group Odebrecht, expected to implicate hundreds of politicians in a scandal involving kickbacks on contracts at state-run enterprises. The dual-propeller Hawker Beechcraft C90GT carrying Zavascki...
  • Trump team prepares dramatic cuts

    01/19/2017 6:13:56 AM PST · by pabianice · 144 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/17 | Bolton
    Donald Trump is ready to take an ax to government spending. Staffers for the Trump transition team have been meeting with career staff at the White House ahead of Fridays presidential inauguration to outline their plans for shrinking the federal bureaucracy, The Hill has learned. The changes they propose are dramatic. The departments of Commerce and Energy would see major reductions in funding, with programs under their jurisdiction either being eliminated or transferred to other agencies. The departments of Transportation, Justice and State would see significant cuts and program eliminations. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized, while the...
  • Fake News CNN Versus President Donald Trump: Networks Top Executive Makes Veiled Threat

    01/19/2017 11:05:21 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 89 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | January 19, 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Fake news outlet CNNs top executive, Jeff Zucker, is threatening the incoming president of the United States Donald J. Trump. Its just unfortunate that the most powerful person in the world is trying to delegitimize journalism and an organization that plays such a vital role in our democracy, Zucker, CNNs president, said in an interview with NY Magazines Gabriel Sherman, when asked about how Trump denounced CNN as fake news at his press conference last week in New York City....-snip- ... Zucker specifically noted that Trumps adversarial relationship with a network seen in foreign capitals is a mistake. I think...
  • Watch Live: Donald Trump and Mike Pence Attend Arlington Wreath-Laying Ceremony [starts 2:30PM EST]

    01/19/2017 10:19:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Time ^ | 1/19/17 | Julia Zorthian
    President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are attending their first official inaugural events Thursday afternoon, beginning with a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. The wreath-laying is an inauguration tradition that honors Americas veterans.
  • GOP selects Ronna Romney McDaniel to lead party's operation

    01/19/2017 9:32:00 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2017
    The Republican National Committee has selected a woman to lead the party. Little-known Michigan Republican Ronna Romney McDaniel was elected to serve as RNC chairman on Thursday. Committee members from across the nation are gathered in Washington on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
  • 52% View Trump Favorably

    01/19/2017 8:55:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Thursday, January 19, 2017 | Rasmussen
    Voter attitudes about President-elect Donald Trump have changed little since Thanksgiving, with just over half of voters continuing to give him favorable marks. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters share a favorable opinion of Trump, with 30% who have a Very Favorable one. The president-elect is viewed unfavorably by 48%, including 37% with a Very Unfavorable view.
  • WATCH: BBC report on Westmonster launch [Westmonster.com BRITISH DRUDGE BEGINS JANUARY 20, 2017]

    01/19/2017 7:48:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Westmonster ^ | January 19, 2017 | by Westmonster
    BBC report on the launch of Westmonster.com
  • Trump National Security Team Gets a Slow Start

    01/19/2017 7:21:09 AM PST · by mulder1 · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1-18-17 | Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON The Obama administration has written 275 briefing papers for the incoming Trump administration: nearly 1,000 pages of classified material on North Koreas nuclear program, the military campaign against the Islamic State, tensions in the South China Sea, and every other kind of threat the new team could face in its first weeks in office. Nobody in the current administration knows whether anyone in the next has read any of it. Less than three days before President Obama turns the keys to the White House, and the nuclear codes, over to President-elect Donald J. Trump, Mr. Trumps transition staff...
  • Pizzagate Is Back: CBS Reality Check with Ben Swann Airs Honest Segment On Comet Ping Pong

    01/19/2017 6:29:22 AM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 119 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | Jan 18, 2017 2:27 PM | ZeroPointNow
    With the Inauguration just days away, "PizzaGate" has been thrust back into the spotlight for the first time since the election thanks to reporter Ben Swann of CBS46 in Atlanta - only this time, it's not a puff piece labeling it a conspiracy theory, or another New York Times article going out of it's way to defend Comet Ping Pong. Swann lays out the players, including Comet Ping Pong owner James Alefantis (who was in a relationship with CTR-mastermind David Brock), as well as pedophile terminology, logos, and some of the pedo-friendly musical acts featured at the restaurant. Swann even...
  • First on CNN: US airstrikes in Libya on ISIS camps

    01/19/2017 5:39:23 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | January 19, 2017 | Barbara Starr
    CNN)US B-2 bombers struck ISIS camps in Libya overnight, several US officials told CNN Thursday. The mission, which is expected to be the last, short-notice military operation ordered by President Barack Obama, was approved several days ago by the President, according to sources. US surveillance aircraft had been watching the sites for weeks as fighters fled from Sirte on the coastline into what they perceived to be the safety of remote desert areas. But the isolation of the area gave those surveillance aircraft clear imagery showing military-aged males in several areas, according to officials.
  • Taiwan delegation to Trump inauguration arrives in U.S.

    01/18/2017 7:53:20 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 2017/01/17 | Timothy Huang and Evelyn Kao
    Taiwan delegation to Trump inauguration arrives in U.S. 2017/01/17 New York, Jan. 16 (CNA) Former Premier Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) arrived in New York on Monday night at the head of the Taiwanese delegation to attend the inauguration ceremony of United States President-elect Donal Trump scheduled for Friday in Washington, D.C. On arriving, Yu said he planned to convey his congratulations to the president-elect, as well as the desire of Taiwan's people and government for increased cooperation and exchanges with the United States. Yu said he believed the Taiwanese government would seek greater engagement with the new U.S. administration through various...
  • Obama thanks MSM for "holding his administration's feet to the fire"

    01/18/2017 6:10:40 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/18/2017 | foxnews.com
    "Obama also used his final presidential press conference to thank the media for holding his administrations feet to the fire, urging them to continue with the same 'tenacity' after he leaves." Wow, nobody told me the definition of "hold feet to the fire" had changed! Apparently it now means something like, "let person with frozen toes sit next to the fireplace"
  • Aides: Trump Wrote Inauguration Speech Himself

    01/18/2017 5:24:43 PM PST · by drewh · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/18/17 10:14 EST | BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Aides: Trump wrote inauguration speech himself President-elect Donald Trump has written a draft of his inauguration speech himself, citing two senior Trump transition officials. The president-elect said last month that he planned to write the address himself when speaking with guests at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. The communications director for Trump's inaugural committee said last month Trump's speech will be about "dreaming big" and "looking forward." "I am expecting a great address, one that, again, talks to Americans about dreaming big," Boris Epshteyn said. "About making sure that we are a city on the hill one more...
  • FBI, 5 other agencies probe possible covert Kremlin aid to Trump

    01/18/2017 2:45:29 PM PST · by Mariner · 111 replies
    McClatchy via Sacramento Bee ^ | January 18th, 2017 | By Peter Stone and Greg Gordon
    WASHINGTON The FBI and five other law enforcement and intelligence agencies have collaborated for months in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the November election, including whether money from the Kremlin covertly aided President-elect Donald Trump, two people familiar with the matter said. The agencies involved in the inquiry are the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Justice Department, the Treasury Departments Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of the director of national intelligence, the sources said. Investigators are examining how money may have moved from the Kremlin to covertly help Trump win, the two sources said....