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  • North Korea talks moving 'in right direction': US State Department

    08/14/2018 6:42:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    US talks with North Korea on denuclearisation are making progress "in the right direction," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday (Aug 14). Nauert said behind-the-scenes discussions with Pyongyang have normalised in the wake of President Donald Trump's June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and subsequent meetings between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top Pyongyang officials. "We consider meetings, negotiations, conversations as we move forward behind the scenes with those negotiations to be moving in the right direction," Nauert said in a press briefing. "Conversations with the government of North Korea are becoming...
  • Kristin Davis talks about Russia investigation (Manhattan Madam)

    08/14/2018 4:39:26 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 10 replies
    Fox 5 NY ^ | Fox 5
    The woman known as the "Manhattan Madam" for once running a high-end prostitution ring in New York City says she was bullied by Robert Mueller's team when she was forced to testify in front of a grand jury in connection with the Russia investigation. Kristin Davis said she was forced to answer leading questions on the character of her longtime friend and colleague Roger Stone. "I left there feeling very sick to my stomach," Davis said in an interview on Fox 5's Good Day New York.
  • Omarosa: Trump Knew About The Emails Before Wikileaks Released Them

    08/14/2018 3:59:28 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 68 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 14 Aug 2018 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This is core 2018 insofar as (a) it’s the single most explosive Russiagate accusation ever leveled at Trump, a strong suggestion of collusion coming from someone within his inner circle, and yet (b) because it’s Omarosa, because she’s trying to sell a book, because she and Trump are suddenly locked in a nasty feud, it’s completely unbelievable. Here’s the smoking gun that the president conspired with Russia during the election! Or, here’s a reality-show clown willing to say anything on TV to damage the reality-show host she worked for! Katy Tur pressed her for specifics and naturally she offered none....
  • Mainstream media tries to 'rewrite history' to credit Obama for Trump accomplishments

    08/14/2018 2:16:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | Jennifer Harper
    ANALYSIS Since President Trump took office, the economy is booming, according to such reliable sources as federal agencies, analysts and data from the private sector. That may not be good enough for the press, however. The news media is seeking to “rewrite history” to credit former President Barack Obama for this feat, says one major business publication. “The stronger the economy gets under Trump, the more desperate his critics are to hand credit over to Obama. Even if that entails changing the past,” says an Investor’s Business Daily editorial. “A recent New York Times story says it all: ‘An economic...
  • Palestinian Congressional Candidate ASSAULTS Jewish Journalist at Political Event [Michigan, MN]

    08/14/2018 2:13:03 PM PDT · by familyop · 41 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | August 12, 2018 | Peter D'Abrosca
    A journalist was assaulted by a soon-to-be congresswoman while asking her questions at a political rally for U.S. Congressional candidate Ilhan Omar in Minnesota on Saturday. Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian Muslim who won her primary in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District on Tuesday, forcefully grabbed Jewish journalist Laura Loomer and stole her phone when Loomer approached her to ask questions at the rally. In the Middle East, violence against Jews may be tolerable. In America, where Tlaib – running unopposed after her primary win – and is set to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, it is not. In fact,...
  • Omarosa says she will provide Mueller with tapes if he needs them

    08/14/2018 12:42:43 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 36 replies
    Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed President Trump 'absolutely' knew about hacked Hillary Clinton emails in advance of publication during the 2016 presidential campaign, and vows she will further assist the Mueller probe if asked. The former White House official, campaign aide, and reality TV star made the claim, without providing any details, in an interview Tuesday with MSNBC amid a furor over her new book, 'Unhinged.' 'There is a lot of corruption that went on both in the campaign and in the White House and I'm going to blow the whistle on all of it,' vowed the former Trump protege turned...
  • POLL: TRUMP APPROVAL 50%...

    08/14/2018 10:54:40 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    Rassmusen ^ | 14 Aug 2018
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove. The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -5.
  • Trump’s Trade War Is Rattling China’s Leaders

    08/14/2018 8:48:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Keith Bradsher and Steven Lee Myers
    BEIJING — China’s leaders have sought to project confidence in the face of President Trump’s tariffs and trade threats, but as it becomes clear a protracted trade war with the United States may be unavoidable, there are growing signs of unease inside the Communist political establishment. In recent days, officials from the Commerce Ministry, the police and other agencies have summoned executives from exporters to ask about plans to lay off workers or shift supply chains to other countries. With stocks slumping into bear territory and the currency dropping 9 percent against the dollar since mid-April, censors have been deleting...
  • Omarosa Intimates She Has Been Contacted by Mueller Probe

    08/14/2018 8:16:35 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 14 Aug 2018 | Solange Reyner
    Omarosa Manigault Newman says she will cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation if she is contacted again. "If his office calls again . . . anything they want, I'll share," Manigault Newman told MSNBC's Chris Matthews on "Hardball" as part of her ongoing press tour for her new White House memoir "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House." "There's a lot of very corrupt things that are happening in the White House, and I am going to blow the whistle on a lot of this," she told the "Today Show" on Monday morning. Manigault Newman told NBC's...
  • SYRIA'S LAST MAJOR MILITARY OPERATION AGAINST REBELS BEGINS AS RUSSIA LOOKS TO TALK WITH WEST

    08/14/2018 7:58:43 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 17 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/13/18 | Tom Oconner
    Russia has said it was planning to invite France, Germany and Turkey to an upcoming summit on the war in Syria as the war-torn country's military launched an operation to retake the final rebel-held province. Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu Monday to discuss what the Russian Foreign Ministry described as "preparations for a four-lateral summit of the Russian, Turkish, German and French leaders on the Syrian settlement that is planned to be held soon," according to the state-run Tass Russian News Agency. The two men would discuss solving the crisis in Syria "through maintaining...
  • Arsonists Dressed In Black Torch Dozens Of Cars In Sweden

    08/14/2018 7:49:34 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 14 Aug 2018 | John Sexton
    There’s not a lot of solid information yet, at least not in English, but there are several video clips showing groups of people dressed in all black setting fire to dozens of parked cars in Gothenburg, Sweden. In this clip you can see the people sneaking around the parking lot setting fires: Around 60 vehicles had been vandalised in total, Swedish television reported, with stones also thrown at police by masked men. Three caravans and a truck have also apparently been targeted. Here’s a Swedish site which reports there were attacks at multiple sites which police believe may have been...
  • Trump Calls Omarosa a "Dog."

    08/14/2018 4:35:36 AM PDT · by be-baw · 127 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 14, 2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    This was just posted by Trump on Twitter: When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!
  • Parkland Bombshells from Top Cop: Staff Should’ve Been Armed, Shooter Used 5-round Magazines

    08/14/2018 5:09:45 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 23 replies
    AllOutdoor ^ | 8/13/18 | Jon Stokes
    There are two bombshells dropped in New York Times editor Patricia Mazzei’s Twitter feed this morning, one of which has me rethinking some things and the other of which should cause gun controllers to rethink some things. First, though, the Twitter thread in question: "Sheriff Bob Gualtieri of Pinellas County, head of Florida's state-appointed commission investigating the Parkland shooting, said today that video from inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School showed the gunman, Nikolas Cruz, had to reload his AR-15 assault rifle several times." — Patricia Mazzei (@PatriciaMazzei) August 9, 2018 The first tweet in that thread that caused my...
  • The Real Reasons Peter Strzok was Fired from the FBI

    08/14/2018 3:30:12 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 56 replies
    https://saraacarter.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Sara Carter
    Former FBI agents say the text messages are not the only reason Strzok was fired (Snip) “Strzok was under oath before Congress and he made statements that appeared to be false and refused to answer some questions, but he was going to get just a slap on the wrist,” said a former supervisory special agent from OPR adjudication, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the nature of their work. “There is absolutely no wiggle room when it comes to lack of candor in the FBI…unless you’re an SES (Senior Executive Service). Strzok’s firing went well beyond texting about...
  • Judge denies motion to detain New Mexico compound suspects after hours-long hearing

    08/13/2018 6:07:41 PM PDT · by Revel · 98 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 08/13/18 | David Lynch and Ryan Laughlin
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – State prosecutors' motion to detain five adults arrested after a raid in northern New Mexico earlier this month was denied by a judge on Monday. Judge Sarah Backus made the determination the suspects weren't a danger to the community following several hours of testimony and evidence being presented by prosecutors. Siraj Wahhaj, Hujrah Wahhaj, Lucas Morton, Jany Leveille and Subhannah Wahhaj each face 11 counts of child abuse, after 11 children were found living in deplorable conditions at the site. Each suspect will have a $20,000 bond and will have to wear ankle monitors. In addition, they...
  • Prosecution rests case against Paul Manafort

    08/13/2018 2:14:06 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2018
    Prosecutors rested their case against Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, in his fraud trial on Monday.
  • Sanders Responds to Omarosa Recording

    08/13/2018 8:28:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    The White House on Sunday shot back at Omarosa Manigault Newman’s secret recording of her dismissal last year, saying it “proves” her “lack of character and integrity.” “The very idea a staff member would sneak a recording device into the White House Situation Room, shows a blatant disregard for our national security – and then to brag about it on national television further proves the lack of character and integrity of this disgruntled former White House employee,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Sunday evening.Earlier Sunday Manigault Newman revealed her secret recording of her termination by White House Chief of Staff...
  • FBI agent Peter Strzok fired over anti-Trump texts

    08/13/2018 8:18:49 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 117 replies
    WAPO ^ | 13 AUG 18 11AM EST | by Matt Zapotosky
    The FBI has fired Agent Peter Strzok, who helped lead the bureau’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election until officials discovered he had been sending anti-Trump texts. Aitan Goelman, Strzok’s lawyer, said FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich ordered the firing on Friday — even though the director of the FBI office that normally handles employee discipline had decided Strzok should face only a demotion and 60-day suspension. Goelman said the move undercuts the FBI’s repeated assurances that Strzok would be afforded the normal disciplinary process. “This isn’t the normal process in any way more than name,” Goelman...
  • Trump Is Quietly Destroying Obamacare While Helping Millions of Americans—Here’s How

    08/12/2018 10:58:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    Despite numerous promises from congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama when they passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the health care law has created far more problems than it has solved. Premiums, deductibles, and health care choices have all worsened since Obamacare went into effect, and there’s no sign America’s health insurance system will improve anytime in the near future.President Trump inherited a health insurance crisis when he took office in January 2017, so he and congressional Republican leaders immediately began to work to implement their plan to replace Obamacare with a more market-centered approach to improving the...
  • Trump's trade war advantage: The US economy is 'firing on all cylinders,' says expert

    08/12/2018 11:06:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 13, 2018 | Weizhen Tan
    • "We have to realize that perhaps China isn't as strong as when we at first think. China is still figuring out also how to deal with this trade situation, how to ensure the stability of its domestic economy," said Curtis Chin, an Asia fellow at the Milken Institute. • Speaking to CNBC's "Squawk Box," Chin also "totally" disagreed with the view that U.S. President Donald Trump's policies are backfiring. China's power may have been overrated and the U.S. economy is staying strong, meaning that U.S. President Donald Trump has an advantage in the trade war, according to one expert....