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  • The 7 Biggest Conservative Wins of 2017

    12/30/2017 4:42:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30 | Erika Haas
    “Making America Great Again” isn’t going to happen overnight. But, 2017 has surely been a good start. So, before leaping into the new year, let’s take a look back at what Republicans have accomplished. Here are seven major conservative wins worth celebrating. Judicial Picks, Including - But Not Limited to - Justice Neil GorsuchIn one of his first big acts as President, Trump selected Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. A little over two (rather tense) months later, the Senate confirmed Gorsuch’s nomination by a vote of 54-45, and, on April...
  • Ted Cruz Calls Out CNN's 'Iranian Pravda'

    12/30/2017 4:04:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Fox News contributor and writer Stephen Miller has harangued CNN’s coverage, or lack thereof, regarding Iran's anti-government protests throughout the weekend. One tweet caught the attention of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), leading the staunch conservative statesman to compare CNN to the parody site The Onion as well as calling their stories “Iranian Pravda.”  Just incredible.. pic.twitter.com/jtlbqA0UYr— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 30, 2017 Miller’s tweet highlights the fact that CNN’s lead story earlier this morning, after little to no coverage at all, focused on Iranian protests…but not the anti-government demonstrations. CNN’s lead story reported on the relatively minor gatherings on Saturday...
  • Iranian Women Defy Islamic Dress Code as Anti-Government Protests Sweep Nation

    12/30/2017 12:03:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Protests beginning Thursday sparked by economic unrest in Iran have quickly turned into massive demonstrations, not just against economic policy, but against the Islamist controlled government as a whole. These gatherings are the largest form of anti-government demonstrations in the middle eastern country since 2009. Citizens continued demonstrations Saturday in the cities of Teheran, Kermanshah, as well as nearly 20 other locations chanting against Iran's President Hassan Rouhani as well as the Supreme Ayatollah Ali Khamenei What started as smaller protests against poor economic conditions, allegations of corruption, as well as the Iranian government's involvement in foreign nations has quickly...
  • FLASHBACK: Trump Tells UN That 'Iran’s People Are What Their Leaders Fear the Most'

    12/30/2017 11:43:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Anti-Iranian government protests continued for the third straight day as men, women, and even children take to the streets against the theocratic state's leaders. Women are abandoning Islamic dress code, the youth are chanting "the students would rather die than bow to power,"  and public displays of the Supreme Ayatollah are being torn down in defiance of the government. These protests were sparked by economic unrest, but the people of Iran have quickly capitalized on anti-establishment resentment and are challenging the government as a whole. These are the largest demonstrations against the government since 2009. However, earlier in the year President...
  • How the Russia Inquiry Began: A Campaign Aide, Drinks and Talk of Political Dirt

    12/30/2017 9:30:48 AM PST · by mojito · 125 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 12/30/2017 | SHARON LaFRANIERE, MARK MAZZETTI and MATT APUZZO
    During a night of heavy drinking at an upscale London bar in May 2016, George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, made a startling revelation to Australia’s top diplomat in Britain: Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton. About three weeks earlier, Mr. Papadopoulos had been told that Moscow had thousands of emails that would embarrass Mrs. Clinton, apparently stolen in an effort to try to damage her campaign. Exactly how much Mr. Papadopoulos said that night at the Kensington Wine Rooms with the Australian, Alexander Downer, is unclear. But two months later, when leaked Democratic...
  • Classified documents among newly released Huma Abedin emails found on Weiner’s laptop

    12/29/2017 1:13:16 PM PST · by Enchante · 100 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 29, 2017 | Bob Fredericks
    The State Department Friday released some work-related emails from Huma Abedin that the feds discovered on a laptop belonging to her perv hubby Anthony Weiner — including at least five that were marked “classified.” State was expected to dump roughly 2,800 emails as a result of a court case won by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. “This is a major victory,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, said in a statement. “After years of hard work in federal court, Judicial Watch has forced the State Department to finally allow Americans to see these public documents.” He said the discovery of...
  • Chain migration a growing concern as U.S. immigrant levels hit record (nearly 2 million a year)

    12/29/2017 8:08:22 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 32 replies
    Immigration to the U.S. hit a low after the Great Recession but came roaring back in the later years of the Obama administration, with 1.8 million migrants arriving in 2016 alone, according to an analysis being released Thursday. The 1.8 million would match the U.S. record set in 1999, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, which extrapolated the 2016 numbers based on the first six months of that year. The numbers are 53 percent higher than in 2011, when the recession tamped down migration patterns, with just 1.1 million entering. The number grew to 1.5 million by 2014, topped...
  • Protests in the thousands held in Yazd, Mashhad, Shahrood, Kashmar

    12/29/2017 6:50:42 AM PST · by nuconvert · 57 replies
    You Tube ^ | Dec. 28. 2017
    Protests held in the cities of Yazd, Mashhad, Shahrood, Kashmar numbering in the thousands. They are demonstrating against high prices, unemployment, and the gov't spending money & lives in their involvement in Lebanon & Syria. None of the protests were in Tehran. This video is a compilation of protests. "Protesters were heard chanting 'Death to Rouhani' and 'Death to the dictator'"
  • Sharyl Attkisson Shares The 10 Times The Intel Community Ran Amok

    12/28/2017 6:50:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Since the 2016 election, the intelligence community has been under greater scrutiny—and for good reason. The leaks emanating from this cadre of professionals in D.C. was not exposing government malfeasance from the Trump administration, but classified information that was putting America’s national security interests at stake. It seemed to have been done to hamstring a new administration. As apolitical operatives, this was not their job. If you can’t handle working under a new administration, then resign. Leaking to undercut the Trump presidency because you’re sore about Hillary Clinton losing is not an act of patriotism. Former investigative journalist for CBS...
  • US, Israel reach cooperation agreement on Iran: report

    12/28/2017 2:28:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 28, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    © Courtesy WhiteHouse.gov U.S. and Israeli officials reached a closed-door cooperation agreement on how to deal with Iran, according to Israel's Channel 10 News. The agreement, which was reportedly signed on Dec. 12 at the White House, aims to counter Iran's missile and nuclear programs. According to Channel 10, the agreement would translate President Trump 's Oct. 13 speech decertifying the Iran deal into "steps on the ground." The two countries have reportedly decided to set up joint teams to combat Iran in the region. One joint team would grapple with Iran's ties to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah,...
  • Donald Trump tests eight 30ft high walls for border with Mexico

    12/28/2017 11:46:03 AM PST · by jdsteel · 285 replies
    Sky News ^ | Wednesday 27 December 2017 | By Greg Milam, US Correspondent
    They stand like surreal monuments in the California scrubland: prototypes of Donald Trump's proposed "big, beautiful" border wall between the US and Mexico. The eight 30ft high slabs are the first tangible part of the controversial project that the US President says will help solve America's immigration problems.
  • YEAR END POP: TRUMP STANDS AT 46% APPROVAL

    12/28/2017 6:41:45 AM PST · by mandaladon · 79 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 28 Dec 2017
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.
  • Boom: CBS News Report, Bernie Sanders Comments Confirm Sweeping Benefits of GOP Tax Law

    12/27/2017 10:11:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2017 | Guy Benson
    We've been having some fun at the expense of Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party's literally apocalyptic hyperbole and rhetorical overreach about the new tax reform law, showcasing examples of businesses -- large and small -- that are celebrating passage of the landmark legislation by paying out employee bonuses, raising wages, expanding, and making charitable investments.  For what it's worth, here are a few additional examples that have cropped up since our last pre-Christmas post on the matter.  As we await more announcements from corporations and small businesses across the country in the new year, I'd like to go back...
  • ISIS has lost 98 percent of its territory -- mostly since Trump took office, officials say

    12/27/2017 9:04:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2017/12/26 | Lucas Tomlinson
    ISIS has lost 98 percent of its territory -- mostly since Trump took office, officials say /snip The massive gains come after years of "onerous" rules, when critics say the Obama administration “micromanaged” the war and shunned a more intensive air strategy that could have ended the conflict much sooner. “The rules of engagement under the Obama administration were onerous. I mean what are we doing having individual target determination being conducted in the White House, which in some cases adds weeks and weeks,” said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula, the former head of U.S. Air Force intelligence....
  • Venezuelans Abandon Bolivar – Merchants Insist On Being Paid In Dollars (Wonderful Socialism)

    12/27/2017 6:48:50 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies
    Capitol Zero ^ | 12-27-2017
    Venezuelans are struggling to carry out basic transactions like purchasing food as the value of their currency, the bolivar, has plunged against the dollar amid the country’s worsening economic collapse. According to Reuters, over the past year, Venezuela’s currency weakened 97.5% against the greenback: Put another way, $1,000 of local currency purchased in early January would be worth just $25 now. The annual inflation rate in 2017 could reach $2,000. Though at least one other estimate puts the real rate of inflation closer to 2,800%. Of course, President Maduro has blamed websites like DolarToday – which publishes the closest thing...
  • China Stops All Oil Exports To North Korea In Rare Move As Sanctions Take Hold

    12/27/2017 6:59:38 AM PST · by Strac6 · 35 replies
    China did not export any oil products to North Korea in November as U.S. sanctions against the isolated country continue take effect, according to a report Tuesday from Reuters. The move comes as North Korea ratchets up ongoing nuclear and missile programs despite years of U.N. resolutions prohibiting the actions. U.N. Security Council imposed a new batch of limits of oil products earlier this month to the communist country. China did not export any gasoline, jet fuel, diesel or fuel oil, or any other petroleum products to North Korea last month, according to the report, that relied on General Administration...
  • Egypt Hangs 15 for Terrorism, Stoking Fears Among Islamists

    12/26/2017 7:33:40 PM PST · by NRx · 60 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12-26-2017 | NOUR YOUSSEF
    CAIRO — The Egyptian authorities hanged 15 men on Tuesday for an attack in the Sinai Peninsula in 2013, the start of an Islamic insurgency that the military-dominated government has been battling ever since. The hangings, reported by state media, were the biggest mass execution in Egypt since six convicted jihadists were hanged in 2015. A military court found the men guilty on terrorism charges last month for an attack on a military checkpoint in which one army officer and eight soldiers were killed. That assault came amid a surge of violence that swept across Egypt after Egyptian security forces...
  • Officials delay breaking tie in Virginia race (Democrats trying to steal election.)

    12/26/2017 4:29:34 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 15 replies
    News Advance ^ | 12/26/2017 | Associated Press
    Election officials say they've postponed their plan to break a tie in a Virginia House race that could decide party control of the chamber. Elections Commissioner Edgardo Cortes confirmed the postponement Tuesday in an email to The Associated Press. Election officials had planned to draw names from a bowl Wednesday.
  • Donald Trump on track to win in 2020, British diplomats believe

    12/26/2017 1:07:36 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 37 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 December 2017 | Ben Riley-Smith
    Donald Trump is on course to win re-election in 2020, senior British diplomats believe, as he approaches his first full year in office.   They think that despite a string of negative headlines the US president has largely kept his support base onside since entering White House Possible Democratic contenders are seen as either too old – such as Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden – or lacking in the name recognition needed to defeat Mr Trump.    The analysis is significant as it underpins the advice Theresa May is given and shapes how she approaches the UK-US “special relationship”.  ...Should Mr Trump’s presidency...
  • Turmoil: CA Democrats' Sexual Harassment Problem Cost Them

    12/26/2017 10:26:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The sexual harassment reckoning has exposed many men in positions of power for their bad behavior. Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin and others have either been fired or suspended for sexual misconduct. In the political realm, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is resigning in early January after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) made his way to the exit after his sexual harassment allegations made it into the limelight; he paid $27,000 to settle a claim in 2015. And yes, that’s our money he used for that expenditure. This reached a boiling point during the...