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  • Dems want $50 million for biased research to attack gun ownership

    03/08/2019 5:01:53 AM PST · by richardb72 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 8, 2019 | John R Lott Jr
    Democrats in the U.S. House are likely to approve spending $50 million in taxpayer funds for public health research on gun violence. While that may sound like a good idea at first glance, it really wouldn’t do anything to reduce gun violence in our country. I testified Thursday before the House Appropriations Committee’s health subcommittee to inject facts into the discussion of the Democratic bill. It should go without saying that everyone opposes gun violence. But it’s important to take effective measures to deal with this problem and not simply take actions that sound appealing but won’t really save lives....
  • Weak Jobs Report Clouds the Economic Picture: Employers increased payrolls by only 20,000 in Feb.

    03/08/2019 7:19:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/08/2019 | Patricia Cohen
    The Labor Department released its monthly hiring and unemployment figures for February on Friday morning, providing one of the better snapshots of the state of the American economy. â–  20,000 jobs were added last month. Analysts had expected a gain of about 175,000, according to MarketWatch. It was the 101st straight month of job gains, but the weakest report since September 2017. â–  The unemployment rate was 3.8 percent. It was 4 percent in January. â–  Average hourly earnings rose by 0.4 percent after growing by 0.1 percent in January. The year-over-year gain is now 3.4 percent. Putting the weakness...
  • Judge Ellis rebuked Special Counsel Mueller when sentencing Paul Manafort

    03/08/2019 6:45:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/08/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Judge T.S. Ellis, a Reagan appointee to the Federal District Court for Eastern Virginia, is well-known for speaking his mind. Yesterday, in sentencing Paul Manafort, he rebuked Team Mueller’s harsh sentence recommendation of 19-24 years’ imprisonment as “excessive,” and instead set a lot of progressives’ hair on fire by imposing a sentence of 47 months, and recommended counting the nine months of time served (much of it in solitary confinement, imposed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson in a separate case in DC District Court) against that total, meaning just over three years of imprisonment. Paul Manafort's mug shot -...
  • Judge tosses Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against Trump over hush money agreement

    03/07/2019 4:46:03 PM PST · by McGruff · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | March 7, 2019 | Sara Sidner
    A lawsuit by adult film star Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump over a non-disparagement agreement has been tossed out of federal court. US District Judge James Otero says the suit, which sought to invalidate the $130,000 agreement that kept Daniels from speaking publicly about her allegations of an affair with Trump ahead of the 2016 election, should be sent back to California Superior Court. In his ruling, Otero says the suit "lacks subject matter jurisdiction." By remanding the case back to where it was first filed, Otero made it clear the case is over.
  • Updated: Federal judge lifts last of injunctions against transgender military ban

    03/07/2019 1:16:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 7, 2019 | Rebecca Kheel
    The last injunction blocking President Trump’s transgender military ban from taking effect was lifted by a federal judge Thursday, moving the administration closer to being able to enforce the policy. In a six-page order issued on Thursday, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Judge George Russell III wrote that he was lifting his injunction because “the court is bound by the Supreme Court’s decision to stay the preliminary injunctions in their entirety." Though courts have now ruled to lift all four injunctions that had been placed on the policy, advocates for transgender troops say one remains in effect...
  • Huawei sues U.S., claiming security law banning its equipment is unconstitutional

    03/07/2019 10:26:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03/07/2019
    Shenzhen, China - Chinese tech giant Huawei is challenging a U.S. law that labels the company a security risk and would limit its access to the American market for telecom equipment. Huawei Technologies' lawsuit, announced Thursday, asks a federal court to reject as unconstitutional a portion of this year's U.S. military appropriations act that bars the government and its contractors from using Huawei equipment. It comes as the biggest global maker of network gear fights a U.S. campaign to persuade allies to shun Huawei. That effort threatens to block access to major markets as phone carriers prepare to invest billions...
  • Court weighs unsealing records that could reveal new details of Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse

    03/07/2019 7:20:14 AM PST · by mac_truck · 37 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/6/2019 | Julie Brown
    NEW YORK Privacy rights versus press freedoms took center stage Wednesday at an explosive federal appeals court hearing in New York, where lawyers argued to unseal confidential court files that could reveal evidence of an underage sex trafficking operation allegedly run by New York multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein and his partner, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reserved judgment in the case, but the panel suggested it was leaning toward the release to the public of vast portions of the court record. The file on the case, which was settled in 2017, contains more...
  • 21 states, DC sue Trump administration over rules cutting Planned Parenthood funding

    03/06/2019 11:57:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/04/2019 | by Kimberly Leonard
    Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia are suing the Trump administration over new rules that would cut federal funding from Planned Parenthood and other clinics that provide or discuss abortions. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, announced his decision on Monday to sue separately in a press conference and a coalition of 19 other states and the District of Columbia prepared to file their own suit Tuesday. The rule in dispute applies to a $286 million-a-year grant, known as Title X, that pays for birth control, testing of sexually transmitted diseases, and cancer screenings for 4 million low-income...
  • Complete victory for Colorado cake shop owner persecuted for his religious beliefs

    03/06/2019 7:49:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/06/2019 | Rick Moran
    Jack Phillips is the Colorado cake shop owner who was sued by the state's civil rights commission  for not baking a cake for a gay wedding in 2012. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court where Phillips won his appeal against the civil rights commission by 7-2. In that decision, Justice Kennedy drew a clear line in the sand against the radical cultural left. In his decision he singled out a statement by Commissioner Diann Rice: I would also like to reiterate what we said in the hearing or the last meeting. Freedom of religion and religion...
  • Gallup: Trump Job Approval On The Economy Reaches New High

    03/05/2019 12:46:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2019 | Allahpundit
    No incumbent president pulling 55 percent on the economy and unemployment can be counted out for reelection, however anemic his overall job approval might be.In fact, this poll is a reminder of how solid Trump’s 2020 prospects would look if he was a bit less … Trumpy, for lack of a better word.It’s mostly Republicans driving that number but he’s at 53 percent approval on the economy and 56 percent on unemployment among independents, a group that gives him an overall job approval of just 35 percent. Those are also the only two out of 14 categories tested in...
  • More Migrant Families Arrested at Border in Five Months Than Any Previous Full Year

    03/05/2019 10:51:23 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 5, 2019 | Alicia A. Caldwell and Jessica Wang
    The U.S. has set a new record for the number of migrant families caught crossing its southern border over an entire year. It took just five months. From the start of the federal fiscal year in October through February, the Border Patrol arrested 136,150 people traveling as families for crossing the border illegally, according to data released Tuesday. The prior record for a 12-month period was 107,212, during the fiscal year that ended last September. The rapid acceleration is the latest illustration of how many parents and children are seeking asylum in the U.S., primarily to escape violence, poverty and...
  • Border Rush May Hit 100,000 Migrants in March

    03/05/2019 10:29:55 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Mar 2019 | Neil Munro
    The cross-border migrant inflow may reach 100,000 people in March, according to the Washington Post.
  • Economy grew by 2.9 percent in 2018, just short of Trump's goal of 3%

    03/05/2019 8:26:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/04/2019 | Colin Wilhelm
    The economy grew at by 2.9 percent in 2018, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday morning in its quarterly report on gross domestic product, tied for the strongest growth in 13 years. The figure fell just shy of President Trump’s stated goal of yearly 3 percent growth. Still, Thursday's report showed GDP growing at a 2.6 percent annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2018, better than analysts expected for the quarter that included the beginning of the partial government shutdown. Most economists expect growth to slow in the quarters ahead. Federal Reserve officials, for instance, see GDP growth...
  • Two Caravans A Week: 70,000 Detained Along The Southern Border In February

    03/04/2019 7:48:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/04/2019 | John Sexton
    The Washington Post reports the number of migrants detained after entering the United States along the southern border was up sharply in February, possibly setting the stage this spring for the highest number of migrants seen crossing the border in a decade: A group of 64 parents and children had waded through a shallow bend in the Rio Grande to turn themselves in to the agent on the U.S. side…Groups like this arrived again and again in February, one of the coldest and busiest months along the southern border in years. U.S. authorities detained more than 70,000 migrants last...
  • 'I'm not running': Hillary Clinton rules out 2020 bid for first time on camera in exclusive....

    03/04/2019 6:08:59 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 99 replies
    'I'm not running': Hillary Clinton rules out 2020 bid for first time on camera in exclusive interview with News 12 Posted: Mar 04, 2019 8:00 PM EST Updated: Mar 04, 2019 8:12 PM EST "I'm not running, but I'm going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe," she told News 12's Tara Rosenblum. In her first local TV interview since the midterm elections, the former first lady and secretary of state opened up about 2016, 2020 and beyond. She expressed deep concerns about the state of American politics today -- and vowed to be...
  • AOC’s mom glad she ditched New York for lower-tax Florida

    03/04/2019 4:30:32 PM PST · by springwater13 · 109 replies
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, D-N.Y., mother doesn’t regret moving from New York to Florida in part due to the lower real estate taxes. “I was paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes up north,” Blanca Ocasio-Cortez told the Daily Mail. “I'm paying $600 a year in Florida. It's stress-free down here.” Blanca moved to Eustis, Fla., just before her daughter entered the 2018 Democratic primary race against then-Rep. Joe Crowley in a Bronx- and Queens, N.Y.-based district, a contest she won in one of the biggest upsets in recent political history. Blanca said living in the Yorktown Heights area of...
  • AOC’s chief of staff ran $1M slush fund by diverting campaign cash to his own companies

    03/04/2019 1:34:03 PM PST · by billorites · 94 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 4, 2019 | Alana Goodman
    Two political action committees founded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide funneled over $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday. The cash transfers from the PACs — overseen by Saikat Chakrabarti, the freshman socialist Democrat's chief of staff — run counter to her pledges to increase transparency and reduce the influence of "dark money" in politics. Chakrabarti's companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how the political donations were used. The truth about democratic socialism Watch Full...
  • ‘You Have to Pay With Your Body’: The Hidden Nightmare of Sexual Violence on the Border

    03/04/2019 10:34:07 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    NYT ^ | 03/03/19 | Manny Fernandez
    SNIP It was the summer of 2014, and Melvin, a 36-year-old mother of three, had just completed the journey from her native Guatemala, crossing the Rio Grande on a raft before being led to the house in the Texas border city of McAllen. For weeks in that locked room, the men she had paid to get her safely to the United States drugged her with pills and cocaine, refusing to let her out even to bathe. “I think that since they put me in that room, they killed me,” she said. “They raped us so many times they didn’t see...
  • Dems unleash sprawling probe of Trump family, administration

    03/04/2019 8:58:03 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/04/2019 | OLIVIA BEAVERS AND MORGAN CHALFANT
    Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee unleashed a sprawling probe of President Trump's family, campaign and administration on Monday, that includes more than 80 requests for documents from associates of the president. Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Judiciary Democrats are expanding their probes into the president’s inner circle and family, as well as individuals involved in the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting; plans to build a Trump property in Moscow; and a scheme to pay off women to alleged affairs with Trump before the 2016 election. Less than a week after the president’s former attorney Michael Cohen delivered explosive public...
  • Group of 180 migrants arrested at New Mexico border

    03/03/2019 4:18:02 PM PST · by CedarDave · 76 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | February 27, 2019 | Susan Montoya Bryan/ AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Another large group of migrants was arrested early Tuesday after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, marking the latest in a wave of Central Americans who have been apprehended in remote areas of New Mexico, authorities said Wednesday. It's the second time in as many weeks that such a group has been encountered at Sunland Park. In mid-February, 311 people made their way around a pedestrian fence under the cover of darkness before being taking into custody. That was less than 24 hours after another group of 330 people were apprehended more than 150 miles (240 kilometers)...