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  • Trump praises Hungary's far-right leader Orbán: 'He’s a respected man' – live

    05/13/2019 3:41:02 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Yhe Guardian ^ | May 13 | Vivian Ho in San Francisco, Adam Gabbatt and Lauren Aratani
    Trump welcomes Viktor Orbán to White House as Pompeo heads to meeting of EU nations in apparent attempt to soothe relations over Iran deal, 2019
  • Dow drops nearly 500 points after China retaliates with tariff hikes

    05/13/2019 8:04:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/13/2019 | Fred Imbert
    Stocks fell sharply on Monday, giving back the gains from a strong turnaround in the previous session, after China decided to raise tariffs on some U.S. goods as the ongoing trade war between the worldÂ’s largest economies intensifies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded down 490 points, while a 2.8% drop in the tech sector pushed the S&P 500 down by 1.9%. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 2.6%. China will hike tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, starting on June 1. The goods targeted include a broad range of agricultural products. This comes after President Donald Trump raised tariffs...
  • Admission by Nadler threatens Democrats' effort to drag William Barr before federal judge

    05/12/2019 8:36:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 67 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2019 | By Jeff Mordock
    As Democrats push forward with a plan to haul Attorney General William Barr before a federal judge for contempt of Congress, a stunning admission by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler could torpedo that case, legal experts say. The House Judiciary Committee last week took the first step toward holding Mr. Barr in contempt for defying a Congressional subpoena demanding special counsel Robert Mueller’s “full unredacted” report along with all the supporting evidence. Republicans say he even rejected an amendment that sought to carve grand jury information out of the subpoena, issued in March. But Mr. Nadler now says he...
  • Roger Stone Asks for Evidence Russians Hacked DNC Server – Court Won’t Provide It Because They Don’t

    05/12/2019 8:06:10 PM PDT · by bitt · 55 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/11/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Roger Stone is requesting proof that the Russians hacked tehe DNC server, as was reported in the Mueller report. He claims if the Russians didn’t hack the DNC, his case should be dismissed. The problem for the Mueller team is that they and the FBI have never reportedly actually looked at the server. Roger Stone and his legal team are requesting the report from Crowdstrike, the firm connected with the Deep State who reportedly did inspect the DNC server after emails were released by WikiLeaks. ...
  • Tlaib: When I Think About The Holocaust I Get A 'Warm Feeling'

    05/12/2019 5:35:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies ^ | May 12, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    Just when we think that Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) couldn't get any more anti-Semitic, she proves us wrong. Her latest remark is rather cringeworthy too. During an interview with Yahoo News' podcast "Skullduggery," she explained her take on the Holocaust. "There’s always kind of a calming feeling, I tell folks, when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people's passports,"...
  • Poll: 62% Of Likely US Voters Want The Government To Deport Individuals Who Overstay Visas

    05/12/2019 1:47:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | May 12, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    A recent Rasmussen Reports poll finds that 62% of Likely US Voters want the United States government to deport individuals who overstay their visas and most believe the United States is too lenient on these issues.According to the poll, which took place on April 30-May 1, 2019 via telephone and online survey of 1,000 US Likely Voters, found that "just 21% disagree, while 17% are not sure" with the idea that vias overstayers should be deported. The same poll also found that, "51% say the government is not aggressive enough in finding those who have overstayed their visas and sending them...
  • Donald Trump is a business ‘killer’ who ‘never plays by the rules’, say Chinese exporters after tari

    05/12/2019 2:28:48 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 96 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 12:23pm, 7 May, 2019 | He Huifeng
    “Those manufacturers who mainly sell to Europe and the United States need to start taking pain killers again,” said exporter Liao Yu, who produces bags and suitcases in Dongguan. “The cost of relocation is very high for small factories of our kind. But if you don’t move, how do you digest the tariffs? A 25 per cent [tariff] will kill everyone. Meanwhile, European and American customers are now using more suppliers in Southeast Asia to replace us. Trump is just a killer.” “We thought our products would be safe and excluded from the list [subject to US tariffs]. But Trump...
  • Greenblatt: Trump ME Deal Won’t Be Revealed Until After Shavuos

    05/12/2019 1:26:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Hamodia ^ | May 12, 2019 ז' אייר תשע"ט | Dov Benovadia
    YERUSHALAYIM - The “deal of the century” peace plan authored by the U.S. administration will not be revealed until mid-June at the earliest – after the upcoming Yom Tov of Shavuos. The date was named by U.S. envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt in a weekend interview with Fox News. Revelations of the plan, about which many rumors have been circulating for months, has been postponed several times, with the most recent proclaimed date after the recent Israeli election. Few details have been revealed about the plan, and in the interview, Greenblatt held to that stance. With that, he...
  • EXPLOSIVE – FOIA Documents Show Evidence of Weissmann/Mueller Entrapment Scheme…

    05/11/2019 7:56:16 PM PDT · by bitt · 143 replies
    Recently release FOIA documents into the special counsel team of Robert Mueller reveal the remarkable trail of a 2017 entrapment scheme conducted by Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann to target George Papadopoulos. [Hat Tip to Undercover Huber and Rosie Memos who have been reviewing documents.] Before digging into the details it is important to note this is a DOJ/FBI entrapment operation being conducted in 2017 by the special counsel; this is not prior to the 2016 election. The detail surrounds a series of events previously discussed {Go Deep} where George Papadopoulos was approached by a known CIA operative named Charles Tawil. In...
  • As B-52 bombers arrive in region, defiant Iran says U.S. "will not dare" attack

    05/10/2019 12:01:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 78 replies
    cbs ^ | May 10, 2019 | Tucker Reals
    Martin said U.S. officials started noticing more "heated rhetoric" from Tehran in April, when the U.S. declared the Revolutionary Guards a terrorist organization, but it escalated after the Trump administration said it intended to bring Iranian oil exports down to zero by ending waivers that allowed a few countries to keep buying their petroleum products. Officials told Martin that U.S. intelligence began picking up "chatter" about Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim militias in Iraq attacking Americans in the country, where there are still about 5,200 U.S. troops deployed. On Friday, the U.S. Maritime Administration issued a fresh warning to commercial shipping companies,...
  • China Holds Fire in Latest Trade Skirmish With U.S.

    05/11/2019 7:23:17 AM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 11, 2019 | Chao Deng
    China held back from immediate retaliation for higher U.S. tariffs, unlike in past rounds, taking time to weigh its options amid uncertainty over how the Chinese economy would weather a full-bore trade conflict. A failure to break an impasse in talks in Washington on Friday opened a new phase in the trade fight after more than five months of back-and-forth negotiations. This time, some economists and analysts said, Beijing is taking stock of potential economic damage from higher tariffs.
  • Dem leaders feel squeeze on Trump strategy

    05/11/2019 5:10:16 AM PDT · by onyx · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/11/19 06:00 AM EDT | MIKE LILLIS AND OLIVIA BEAVERS
    House Democratic leaders scrambling to manage their oversight of the Trump administration are increasingly being squeezed by both wings of their diverse caucus. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is a biting critic of President Trump, but she’s rejected early calls for impeachment hearings, instead favoring aggressive investigations into potential abuses of administrative power. That methodical approach has plenty of support within the Democratic Caucus — not least from moderates in battleground districts wary of the political fallout of impeachment proceedings. But cracks are beginning to show at the edges. On the left, a number of progressive lawmakers are now sounding...
  • Kim Jong Un calls for 'full combat posture'

    05/10/2019 9:37:05 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 86 replies
    Singapore Straits Times ^ | 11 May 2019 | Singapore Straits Times
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for a "full combat posture" as state media yesterday released photos showing missiles being fired during a long-range strike drill conducted by Pyongyang. The photos came a day after it tested two short-range missiles. Analysts said the regime may have developed a new missile that is easier to hide, harder to strike down and capable of hitting all of South Korea.
  • Statement from the Press Sec. on the Visit of His Excellency Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary

    05/10/2019 5:53:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    White House ^ | May 7, 2019 | White House Press Secretary
    President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary to the White House on May 13, 2019. Recognizing the longstanding ties between the United States and Hungary, the President and the Prime Minister will discuss ways to deepen cooperation on a range of issues, including trade, energy, and cyber security. As the leaders of NATO Allies, they will also explore opportunities to meet the many national security responsibilities of their two countries and will celebrate Hungary’s 20th anniversary as a NATO member.
  • Anti-Trump dossier roils Capitol Hill anew after revelations about bias

    05/10/2019 3:27:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2019 | By Stephen Dinan
    Three Senate committee chairmen demanded answers this week about the role played by the Justice and State departments in furthering the goals of Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the discredited anti-Trump dossier that helped launch the special counsel’s investigation. Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham fired off inquiries to the Justice Department inspector general and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, while Sens. Charles E. Grassley and Ron Johnson, heads of the Finance and Homeland Security committees, respectively, sent their own letter to Mr. Pompeo and FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday. They were all reacting to news that...
  • HUD proposes rule to oust illegal immigrants from public housing

    05/10/2019 3:11:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 69 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2019 | By Stephen Dinan
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a new rule Friday to make people seeking housing assistance have to prove their legal status, in a move that could oust thousands of illegal immigrants. Secretary Ben Carson said the rule would bring policy into compliance with the law, which generally tries to restrict public benefits to citizens and legal residents. “There is an affordable housing crisis in this country, and we need to make certain our scarce public resources help those who are legally entitled to it,” Mr. Carson said. When the Washington Times broke the news of the rule...
  • Robert Mueller Passed on the Chance to Save His Country from Two Years of Lies

    05/10/2019 11:07:47 AM PDT · by onyx · 14 replies
    RUSH: Are you ready for this? Are you ready? It may be — we’re not sure — it may be that Robert Mueller hired Christopher Steele as one of his investigators to prepare the Mueller report.JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it’s Open Line Friday!RUSH. I came across this this morning. It’s in a piece by Paul Sperry who is doing some incredible work. It’s at Real Clear — what is it? Real Clear Investigations. There’s a Real Clear Politics. There’s a Real Clear Polls. There’s a Real Clear Up Yours. There’s a Real Clear everything. And...
  • Andrew McCarthy slams Comey for media appearances, handling of Clinton, Trump investigations

    05/10/2019 10:15:09 AM PDT · by onyx · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2019 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy said the country's top cops handled their role in the 2016 presidential elections "pretty poorly" and says former FBI directors should keep their opinions on current investigations to themselves. "There's a lot that went on here that's very disturbing," McCarthy said on "Fox & Friends." "The bureau was thrust into the politics of the 2016 election whether they wanted to be or not because of the Hillary Clinton investigation, (which) was a criminal investigation that was going on right in the middle of the campaigns so there was no avoiding it. "The question is,...
  • Nadler says Mueller will not testify next week

    05/10/2019 9:48:51 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 57 replies
    House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y) said Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller will not be testifying before his panel next week. Nadler told reporters that the committee is still negotiating over his testimony with the Justice Department and Mueller but expects him to appear. “He will come at some point. If it’s necessary, we will subpoena him,” Nadler said. Democrats had originally hoped Mueller would testify on May 15.
  • Trump Rips John Kerry For His Shadow Dealings With Terrorist State Iran

    05/10/2019 8:33:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | May 10, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    During an event at the White House Thursday afternoon, President Trump ripped former Secretary of State John Kerry for his continuing shadow dealings with Iran. "With Iran, I'd like to see them call me. You know, John Kerry speaks to them a lot. John Kerry tells them not to call. That's a violation of the Logan Act. And frankly, he should be prosecuted on that. But my people don't want to do anything. only the Democrats do that kind of stuff you know? If it were the opposite way, they'd prosecute him under the Logan Act," Trump said. "But John...