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  • President Trump Invites President Rodrigo Duterte To White House…

    04/30/2017 6:11:43 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 12 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 30, 2017 | Sundance
    {{snickering}} Well, who didn’t see this coming?… (New York Post) President Trump spoke by phone Saturday with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte — praising the strongman for “fighting very hard to rid his country of drugs” and inviting him to Washington. The two leaders also discussed regional security, including concerns over South Korea, the White House said in a statement. No details were given on when Duterte would visit the US, but Trump also said he looked forward to visiting the Philippines in November for a summit with other Asian nations. (link) As we shared five days ago – this is...
  • Heritage President DeMint being pushed out? (Read "why"!)

    04/29/2017 8:16:56 AM PDT · by onyx · 69 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Politico is reporting that several sources on the board of the Heritage Foundation are saying there is an organized effort to dump the organization's president, Jim DeMint.  DeMint, who has a close relationship with the Trump White House, is accused of being "too political" and corrupting the foundation's historic mission of research and policy formulation. There's also a sense that he's made the institution too much about himself. "He has been a congressman and senator. They are solo performers. When you are in the Senate, life is all about the senators," said one board member, who asked for anonymity to...
  • [N. Korea] China must be ready for worsened NK ties

    04/28/2017 9:28:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2017/4/27
    China must be ready for worsened NK ties Source:Global Times Published: 2017/4/27 23:33:41 That China strictly implements the UN Security Council resolutions that sanction North Korea is seen by all. If Pyongyang continues with its nuclear and missile tests, China is bound to support more harsh resolutions on this country. The relationship between China and North Korea has already been severely affected. Since Kim Jong-un became the leader of North Korea, there have been no leadership meetings between the two sides. Although they maintain smooth diplomatic communication, strategic mutual trust between the two is scarce. As the situation in the...
  • West Virginia enacts abortion notification change

    04/28/2017 3:59:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    wowk ^ | April 28, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Gov. Jim Justice has signed a law ending a doctor's ability to waive the legal requirement to notify parents of an underage daughter's abortion. It allows only a judge to waive parental notification. Under the old law, a physician other than the one performing an abortion can waive the requirement by finding that the minor is mature enough to decide independently or that notification wouldn't be in her best interest.
  • Reports: US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border

    04/28/2017 12:27:32 PM PDT · by McGruff · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | SARAH EL DEEB and BOB BURNS
    U.S. armored vehicles are deploying in areas in northern Syria along the tense border with Turkey, a few days after a Turkish airstrike that killed 20 U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters, a Syrian war monitor and Kurdish activists said Friday. Footage posted by Syrian activists online showed a convoy of U.S. armored vehicles driving on a rural road in the village of Darbasiyah, a few hundred meters from the Turkish border. Clashes in the area were reported between Turkish and Kurdish forces Wednesday a day after the Turkish airstrike which also destroyed a Kurdish command headquarters.
  • Watch Live: Trump to Address NRA Leadership Forum in Atlanta

    04/28/2017 11:02:54 AM PDT · by Syncro · 21 replies ^ | Updated 28 Apr 2017 at 12:32 PM | PoliZette Staff
    President Donald Trump will address the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association on Friday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia. Watch the live event here: Link
  • GAO Weighs In On “Countering Violent Extremism”

    04/28/2017 10:51:12 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 13 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | 4/13/2017 | Patrick Eddington
    The ongoing controversy and litigation over the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” has reignited a debate that has raged since the 9/11 attacks: Who commits more domestic terrorism–violent Salafists or traditional “right wing” extremists? According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, it’s the latter and by a very wide margin. From p. 4 of GAO’s report: Of the 85 violent extremist incidents that resulted in death since September 12, 2001, far right wing violent extremist groups were responsible for 62 (73 percent) while radical Islamist violent extremists were responsible for 23 (27 percent). But as researchers at the Georgia State...
  • Trump is prepared: 'If there's a shutdown, there's a shutdown'

    04/28/2017 9:36:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2017 | Rick Moran
    With less than 24 hours before the government runs out of money, precipitating a partial shutdown of services, President Donald Trump et the Democrats know that there are limits to what he and the Republican Congress will accept to keep the government operating. Democrats have bee piling up conditions under which they would agree to a budget resolution that would fund the government through September 30. But the difficulty of the negotiations have forced Hill Republicans to offer a one week extension of funding to keep the government operating. But if Democrats won't accept the stop gap measure, the...
  • Trump's threats to pull out of NAFTA: Crazy like a fox?

    04/28/2017 8:13:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 28,2017 | Howard Kurtz
    The president called the other two leaders, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Pena Nieto, and the White House issued a statement late Wednesday night: “President Trump agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time and the leaders agreed to proceed swiftly, according to their required internal procedures, to enable the negotiation of the NAFTA deal to the benefit of all three countries.” Now some pundits might interpret this as lurching back and forth. But my take is that it was a deliberate strategy. And perhaps the media were used. Hours before speaking to the leaders of Canada and Mexico, Trump sent...
  • Facing a pro-gun government, anti-gun movement feels defiant

    04/28/2017 7:47:21 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 25 replies
    AP via Tulsa World ^ | 4/28/2017 | Nancy Benac
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  • US economic growth weakened to 0.7 percent in first quarter of 2017

    04/28/2017 7:32:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/28/2017 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result underscores the challenge facing President Donald Trump in achieving his ambitious economic growth targets. The gross domestic product, the total output of goods and services, grew by just 0.7 percent in the first quarter following a gain of 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter, the Commerce Department reported Friday. The slowdown primarily reflected slower consumer spending, which grew by just 0.3 percent after a 3.5 percent gain in the fourth quarter. It was the poorest...
  • Trump order could open California coast, Arctic to new oil and gas drilling

    04/27/2017 8:43:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    LATimes ^ | Apr. 27, 2017 | William Yardley and Chris Megerian
    President Trump on Friday is expected to sign an executive order that could open large parts of the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans to new oil and gas drilling, a prospect that elicited a fierce backlash in California and elsewhere even before details of the order were clear. The move, which is certain to face legal and political challenges, could undo a plan finalized late in President Obama’s second term that sought to limit fossil fuel development and fight climate change by not including new drilling leases off the coast of California or Alaska during the current five-year federal offshore...
  • New ObamaCare repeal bill on life support

    04/27/2017 6:26:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | Apr. 27, 2017 | Scott Wong
    The tide is quickly turning against the new ObamaCare repeal legislation. At least 21 Republicans have said they would vote no on the revised GOP healthcare bill negotiated by centrist Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) and conservative Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Those "no" votes include Reps. Patrick Meehan (Pa.), Ryan Costello (Pa.), Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.) and John Katko (N.Y.), all centrists who had reservations about the previous ObamaCare repeal bill that was pulled from a floor vote last month because of a lack of GOP support.
  • Trump’s Tax Plan Is a Reckoning for Republican Deficit Hawks

    04/27/2017 2:02:10 PM PDT · by NRx · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04-27-2017 | ALAN RAPPEPORT
    WASHINGTON — As President Trump’s top economic advisers faced a barrage of questions on Wednesday about the tax plan they had just unfurled, there was one that they struggled most to answer: how to keep the “massive tax cuts” they proposed from ballooning the federal deficit. The White House insists that economic growth will cover the cost, which could be as high as $7 trillion over a decade. But the question will dog Republicans and could fracture their party as they face the prospect of endorsing a plan that many economists and budget analysts warn will increase the deficit. After...
  • Twitter: Gavin McInnes Promises to Speak at Berkeley Tomorrow [4-27] (Update #39 4-27)

    04/26/2017 9:11:01 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    The @AnnCoulter event in Berkeley is NOT canceled. I will be speaking tomorrow with @Lauren_Southern @FaithGoldy @BrittPettibone #POYB
  • 2 Members of US Military Die in Afghanistan ISIS Operation

    04/27/2017 9:13:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/27
    Two members of the U.S. military were killed in an operation on an ISIS target in Afghanistan, NBC News reported. Another was wounded. More information on the soldiers, including what service they were in, wasn't immediately available, pending notification of their next of kin, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said in a statement Thursday. Trump Tax Plan Slashes Individual and Corporate Rates The operation took place in the Achin area, where the military dropped a massive, non-nuclear bomb called the "mother of all bombs" on an ISIS target in Afghanistan two weeks ago, the weapon's first-ever use in combat. Another...
  • Senators: We learned ‘very little’ during North Korea briefing

    04/27/2017 6:45:46 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 93 replies
    NY POST ^ | April 26, 2017 | Chris Perez
    Senators who were briefed at the White House on Wednesday about the situation with North Korea said they learned “very little” during the all-hands meeting — with some claiming it lacked “even straight answers” about President Trump’s ongoing plans. “There was very little, if anything new,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) told The Washington Post. “I remain mystified about why the entire Senate had to be taken over to the White House rather than conducting it here,” he said. One Republican lawmaker, who chose to remain anonymous, claimed they weren’t updated on what the current policy was regarding the Hermit Kingdom...
  • North Korea tells Donald Trump: We will never stop nuclear tests if you don't back off

    04/27/2017 6:56:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | April 26, 2017 | Nick Reilly
    North Korea tells Donald Trump: We will never stop nuclear tests if you don't back off Nick Reilly Yahoo News UKApril 26, 2017 North Korea has said it won’t stop nuclear tests while the US continues with what it perceives as acts of aggression. In a retaliation to a White House statement outlining how the US will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme, a Pyongyang official said the country would not be influenced by outside events. “As long as America continues its hostile acts of aggression, we will never stop nuclear and...
  • Gorsuch Puts Down The Left’s Serial Rapist

    04/27/2017 4:44:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 76 replies ^ | 4-27-2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    A few months after lefty activists crowded Washington D.C. for the Women's March, activists from many of those same organizations went to bat for a serial rapist and murderer. Ledell Lee's victims were all women.  While he was on trial for the rape and murder of Debra Reese, the testimony of three of his rape victims was presented. Lee had made a habit of knocking on doors and asking to borrow some tools to see whether a woman's husband might be home. Debra Reese called her mother and told her that a strange man had tried to borrow some tools....
  • Trump gives Mattis authority over troop numbers for ISIS fight

    04/27/2017 5:43:11 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2017 | A/P
    The White House is giving the Pentagon greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria, in another move by President Trump to shift greater power to his military leaders. The decision will give Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to send more forces into Syria, to assist U.S.-backed local troops as they move to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State group, which has used the city as a de facto capital. It will also let him adjust the force numbers in Iraq, in the ongoing fight to oust ISIS from Mosul and stabilize it as...