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  • Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan

    03/23/2017 12:47:49 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 23, 2017 | erica werner and ricardo alonso-zaldivar
    GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes. [...]
  • 'Pray for a Muslim ban': Pauline Hanson urges supporters to respond to London's Westminster....

    03/23/2017 10:42:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 23, 2017 | Lucy Mae Beers For Daily Mail Australia
    FULL TITLE: 'Pray for a Muslim ban': Pauline Hanson urges supporters to respond to London's Westminster terror attack by demanding an end to Islamic migration in Australia One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has urged Australians to use the hashtag 'pray for a Muslim ban' in the wake of London's Westminster terror attack. In a video posted to her Facebook page on Thursday, the Queensland senator took aim at London's first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, for comments he made in September about terror attacks bring 'part and parcel of living in a big city'. 'People are feeling sorry for people over...
  • Judges orders trial for Argentina ex-president (Cristina Kirchner - charged w/fiscal mismanagement)

    03/23/2017 10:19:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    AFP on Yahoo! ^ | 3/23/17 | AFP
    Buenos Aires (AFP) - A judge on Thursday ordered Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner to stand trial on charges of financial mismanagement. It is the first of several cases against the combative 64-year-old leftist leader to go to trial. A string of cases targeting Kirchner and her rival, current President Mauricio Macri, are clouding Argentine politics ahead of mid-term elections later this year. Kirchner is accused of ordering the central bank to sell dollar futures at artificially low prices, causing Argentina to lose hundreds of millions. She denies wrongdoing. Kirchner's defenders say she should not be prosecuted for a mishandled...
  • Dems may be ready to deal on Gorsuch

    03/23/2017 9:56:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/23/2017 | Rick Moran
    Democrats may be ready to throw in the towel in opposing the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be associate justice of the Supreme Court.  According to Politico, several sources are reporting that a group of Democrat senators may be willing to allow the Gorsuch confirmation to go through on the Senate floor in exchange for a pledge from Republicans not to get rid of the filibuster.  Their thinking is that if President Trump has another opportunity to name a Supreme Court justice, they want the option of blocking any nominee. Another vacancy would be far more consequential, as it...
  • Lethal radiation levels but no melted fuel found in Fukushima reactor water

    03/23/2017 9:08:23 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 23 replies
    Tainted water inside a reactor containment vessel at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has shown a radiation level enough to kill a person within 40 minutes
  • Credibility Of Cyber Firm That Claimed Russia Hacked The DNC Comes Under Serious Question

    03/23/2017 8:47:51 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 17 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 23, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Before I get to the meat of this post, we need to revisit a little history. The cyber security firm hired to inspect the DNC hack and determine who was responsible is a firm called Crowdstrike. Its conclusion that Russia was responsible was released last year, but several people began to call its analysis into question upon further inspection. Jeffrey Carr was one of the most prominent cynics, and as he noted in his December post, FBI/DHS Joint Analysis Report: A Fatally Flawed Effort:
  • Freedom Caucus appears to be getting on board with "Repeal and Replace" (Hannity Show)

    03/22/2017 8:28:55 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 88 replies
    Congressmen Mark Meadows and Dave Brat, who have up to now been dead set against Ryan's "Repeal and Replace" bill were on the Hannity Show (towards the end) tonight both looking like the cat that ate the canary. Apparently much progress has been made on the "Repeal and Replace" bill and they are now optimistic that the revised bill is very close to getting the necessary votes tomorrow to pass the House. I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that Ryan's bill has been gutted and rewritten to satisfy the Freedom Caucus (a congressional caucus consisting...
  • Freedom Watch March 21 letter to Chairman Nunes- ( Regarding illegal NSA surveillance)

    03/22/2017 4:38:56 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 30 replies
    Freedom Watch ^ | March 21, 2017 | Larry Klayman
    Freedom Watch March 21 Letter to Chairman Nunes and other members of House Intelligence Committee Concerning Whistleblower Dennis Montgomery and possible FBI cover up of investigation of illegal NSA/CIA surveillance of President Trump and other prominent Americans.
  • Trump, House leaders, conservatives working on health care deal

    03/22/2017 6:54:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | March 22, 2017 | MJ Lee, Deirdre Walsh, Phil Mattingly and Lauren Fox
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is personally calling individual members of the influential conservative House Freedom Caucus Wednesday evening as House leaders work on a possible deal to secure the votes to pass the GOP health care bill.
  • Democrats Embrace Conservative Conspiracy Theorist to Lead Russia Hysteria [Louise Mensch]

    03/22/2017 3:19:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Observer ^ | 3/22/17 | Michael Sainato
    Since her short-lived political career, Louise Mensch has developed a reputation amongClintonpartisans asa constant purveyor of Russian election interference allegations and conspiracy theories. Like severalClintonpartisans, herTwitterfeed is completely focused on the anti-Russianarrative.On November 2016, the pro-Brexit former Conservative member of Parliament managed to transmogrify atweetabout the passing of Leonard Cohenwho is Canadianinto a pro-America, anti-Russia attack. In January 2017, sheclaimedwithout any evidence that a terrorist attack at a nightclub in Istanbul was a false-flag Russian operation. On March 20, Menschretweeteda tweet claiming, We are at war with Russia. Mensch has previouslycalledfor all out war onRussia, with precision bombing raids. Bank...
  • House Intel Committee Dem Member: GOP chairman's revelations were 'trumped up'

    03/22/2017 2:33:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/22/2017 | Max Greenwood
    A Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday pushed back on revelations from the panel's Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), saying his claims of incidental U.S. surveillance of members of President Trump's transition team were "trumped up." "If, in fact, this took place, it was incidental and it was done through what is legally allowed by the CIA when they are surveilling foreign persons," Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said during an appearance on MSNBC. "This could be a lot of theater it looks very trumped up to me but we'll have to wait and see," she added....
  • Did Obama spy on Trump?

    03/22/2017 1:56:50 PM PDT · by CitizenBob · 27 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | March 16, 2017 | Andrew Napolitano
    "..Obama would not have needed a warrant to authorize surveillance on Trump. Obama was the president and as such enjoyed authority under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to order surveillance on any person in America, without suspicion, probable cause or a warrant... National Security Agency has 24/7 access to the mainframe computers of all telecom providers and all computer service providers and to all digital traffic carried by fiber optics in the U.S... Obama needed only to ask the NSA for a transcript of Trumps telephone conversations to be prepared from the digital versions that the NSA already possessed..NSA would...
  • No Fake News: Vote Fraud Case

    03/22/2017 12:38:27 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 20 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 22, 2017 | Mark Brown
    [A]n undercover operation involving federal postal inspectors... discovered irregularities in applications for mail ballots. [T]he ballots were to be sent was a vacant lot... On April 3, 2015, a postal inspector posing as a letter carrier attempted to deliver the ballots. When the inspector parked near the vacant lot and exited the vehicle, Perry allegedly approached him and said he had been waiting for the ballot delivery. According to the criminal complaint against Perry, he then signed his own name to a form acknowledging receipt of the ballots and carried them into the nearby campaign office. Perry admitted that his...
  • North Korea missile tests fail seconds after launch, US officials say

    03/22/2017 11:41:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/22/2017 | By Lucas Tomlinson
    A North Korean ballistic missile test ended in failure when it exploded five seconds after launch, two US officials tell Fox News. North Korea attempted to launch an intermediate-range Musudan missile, the first attempted launch of this type of missile since President Trump took office. "The missile blew up five seconds after launch," said one official, who had seen satellite imagery of the launch showing a heavily damaged mobile launcher on a runway. The test occurred at an air base near the city of Wonsan on North Korea's east coast along the Sea of Japan. South Korea's Defense Ministry said...
  • House Intelligence Chairman: Trump Transition Members Were Monitored By Intel Community Under Obama

    03/22/2017 10:55:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 122 replies
    Townhall ^ | 22 Mar 17 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes revealed a number of American citizens who worked on the Trump transition team were monitored, surveilled and unmasked by the intelligence community during the previous Obama administration. Although the monitoring was legal, it was certainly inappropriate. Information collected on these individuals was then widely disseminated, despite being irrelevant to ongoing investigations into Russia. House Intel Chair: Intel community incidentally collected info about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition pic.twitter.com/KWRA76MWam Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 22, 2017 Nunes revelation comes three weeks after President Trump claimed President...
  • Cyber Firm at Center of Russian Hacking Charges Misread Data

    03/22/2017 6:04:30 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 14 replies
    VOA ^ | 3/21/17 | Pete Cobus
    WASHINGTON An influential British think tank and Ukraines military are disputing a report that the U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has used to buttress its claims of Russian hacking in the presidential election. The CrowdStrike report, released in December, asserted that Russians hacked into a Ukrainian artillery app, resulting in heavy losses of howitzers in Ukraines war with Russian-backed separatists. But the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) told VOA that CrowdStrike erroneously used IISS data as proof of the intrusion. IISS disavowed any connection to the CrowdStrike report. Ukraines Ministry of Defense also has claimed combat losses and hacking...
  • Do not let the Dems, GOPe win, do not let Ted Cruz, McCain and Graham destroy our economy (Vanity)

    03/22/2017 5:34:29 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 79 replies
    opinion | 3-22-2016 | ShivaFan
    Rand Paul is trying to be relevant. Ted Cruz thinks he is going to run for President in four years by undermining Trump and purposely undermining the economic rally. Both of these were candidates who lost to Trump in the Republican primaries. On the other side, we have the total enemies of the Republican base, John McCain who belongs in a strait jacket and is so despised by the Republican base he didnt even have a chance of even entering the primaries much less win them, and an equally pathetic Never Trumper Lindsey Graham who also like Paul and Cruz...
  • Judge issues guilty verdicts on 9 of 11 misdemeanor charges against four Oregon Standoff defendants

    03/22/2017 4:00:58 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 3/21/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal judge on Tuesday found four men guilty of trespassing and other misdemeanor charges for their roles in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge last winter. U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown issued her rulings in court against Jason Patrick, Duane Ehmer, Darryl Thorn and Jake Ryan--the final four defendants in the Malheur case to go on trial. Shortly afterward, Patrick was taken into custody by deputy U.S. marshals after the judge ordered that he be placed on electronic monitoring as he awaited sentencing. Patrick, described by prosecutors as an organizer of last winter's occupation, chose to...
  • U.S. Raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen Led to Laptop Ban on Flights, Officials Say

    03/21/2017 8:18:29 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 21, 2017 | JANA WINTER, CLIVE IRVING
    Three intelligence sources told The Daily Beast that the ban on carry-on electronics aboard U.S.-bound flights from 10 airports in North Africa and the Middle East was the result of information seized during a U.S. raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen in January. The United Kingdom joined the U.S. ban Tuesday. Information from the raid shows al Qaeda's successful development of compact, battery bombs that fit inside laptops or other devices believed to be strong enough to bring down an aircraft, the sources said. The battery bombs would need to be manually triggered, a source explained, which is why the...
  • Chuck Schumer: Senate Shouldnt Vote On Neil Gorsuch While FBI Investigates Trump

    03/21/2017 2:44:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/21/2017 | By Laura Barron-Lopez , Michael McAuliff
    WASHINGTON ― Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants the Senate to delay a vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick as long as Trump’s campaign remains under investigation by the FBI. Democrats have struggled to come up with a cohesive strategy on how to handle the vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump picked in January to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat on the high court. On Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed in his testimony to Congress that his agency is investigating ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. “There is a cloud now...
  • Gorsuch rebuffs Leahy on Trump travel ban questions

    03/21/2017 1:08:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Cody Derespina
    Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy struggled to pin down Judge Neil Gorsuch Tuesday on President Trump's controversial travel ban, as the Supreme Court nominee smoothly sidestepped questions relating to the policy currently on hold by the courts. Gorsuch instead directed the contentious cross-examination into more general terrain where Gorsuch could advocate for religious liberty, without commenting on the specifics of the case. I will apply the law, Gorsuch vowed, during the second day of his Senate confirmation hearing. Leahy initially had tried to get the 10th Circuit Court judge to comment on the notion of a religious litmus test for entry...
  • Rep. Maxine Waters Tweets Trump Better "Get Ready For Impeachment"

    03/21/2017 11:29:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Christine Rouselle
    Out of everyone currently in Congress, I think it's safe to say that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is having the hardest time coming to grips with Donald Trump's presidency. She skipped the inauguration, passed on Trump's address to Congress, called the Trump White House a bunch of "scumbags," and has been daydreaming over Trump's impeachment since before he was even inaugurated.Now, she's back at it again, tweeting on Tuesday morning that Trump had better "Get ready for impeachment." Get ready for impeachment.— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) March 21, 2017 At the time of publishing, Waters has not followed this tweet up...
  • Democrats Hoped to Hurt Trump, but Raised Suspicions of Obama

    03/21/2017 6:41:50 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Mar 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    The mainstream media have been doing a victory lap since the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Security Agency (NSA) confirmed on Monday in testimony before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee that President Barack Obama did not wiretap Trump Tower. But that was already known. There was only one new revelation at the hearing, and it was a bombshell: senior Obama administration officials could have known the identities of surveillance targets. One of those targets, retired General Michael Flynn, lost his job after it was revealed that his conversation with the Russian ambassador had been monitored, and that...
  • Dem Senator Says Gorsuch Represents the Best Qualities of Colorado

    03/21/2017 6:06:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21. 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch received heaps of praise from conservative lawmakers at his confirmation hearing on Monday for his originalist approach to the Constitution and his eerie similarities to the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Yet, he was not without his share of Democratic friends. A few of the nominees introducers happily testified to Gorsuchs charming personality and judicial integrity. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat from Gorsuchs home state of Colorado, admitted he was embarrassed by the Republicans refusing to hold a hearing for President Obamas Supreme Court choice Merrick Garland, but he would not subject Gorsuch to the same...
  • Report: Hundreds of 9/11 Victims File Lawsuit Against Saudi Arabia

    03/21/2017 5:37:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Hundreds of people affected by 9/11 filed a lawsuit against the Saudi Arabia Monday, seeking monetary damages for the kingdom’s alleged involvement in the terror attacks, according to a report.The lawsuit, finally made possible through the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, was filed in the federal court covering lower Manhattan and includes more than 800 people who were either injured or had family members who died in the attacks.The plaintiffs accuse the Kingdom of providing funds and support to al Qaeda, as well as knowing that some of the hijackers had ties to the terror group. According to the...
  • Electronics banned on some US flights from Middle East

    03/21/2017 4:19:19 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-21-17
    The US has announced a ban on large electronic devices from cabin baggage on passenger flights from eight Muslim majority countries. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said extremists were seeking "innovative methods" to bring down jets. Bombs could be hidden in laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games, it said. The measure will affect nine airlines operating out of 10 airports. Large electronic devices will only be allowed on board in checked baggage. Phones are exempt from the new rules The nine airlines affected are: ◾Royal Jordanian ◾Egypt Air ◾Turkish Airlines ◾Saudi Arabian Airlines ◾Kuwait Airways ◾Royal Air...
  • You Don't talk for me! Le Pen and Macron clash in fiery debate about the burkini

    03/21/2017 2:28:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 32 replies
    Express ^ | 3/20/2017 | Katie Mansfield
    In a heated exchange the frontrunners turned their attention to the burkini and secularism...... ... Marine Le Pen said: "I know you Mr. Macron are in favour of the burkini on the beach." But the centrist Emmanuel Macron fired back... He said: "No, Madame Le Pen don't put words in my mouth. I don't need the talent of a ventriloquist. When I have something to say, I will say so myself." Determined not to drop the topic, Ms. Le Pen: "So what do you think of the burkini?" Mr. Macron said: "My views om the burkini have nothing to do...
  • Democrat Slams Neil Gorsuch: He Believes the Intentional Taking of Human Life is Always Wrong

    03/20/2017 2:22:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 68 replies
    Life News ^ | March 20, 2017 | STEVEN ERTELT
    During the hearing today in the Senate Judiciary Committee over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, pro-abortion Democrat Dianne Feinstein slammed the potential High Court pick. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Feinstein drew on the issue of abortion for her criticism — saying that she probably will oppose Gorsuch because he believes “the intentional taking of a human life by private persons is always wrong.”“President Trump repeatedly promised that his judicial nominees would be pro-life, and automatically overturn Roe v. Wade,” she said. “Judge Gorsuch has not had occasion to rule directly on a case involving Roe. However, his writings do raise questions. Specifically,...
  • Gorsuch Hearings - Senate Judiciary Committee [Live]

    03/20/2017 10:01:42 AM PDT · by cmj328 · 39 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | March 20, 2017 | Senate Judiciary Committee
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  • Trump's job approval rating up 4 points, near 50%

    03/20/2017 8:46:14 AM PDT · by Sidebar Moderator · 72 replies
    Rasmussen reports ^ | March 20, 2017 | Staff
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trumps job performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove. The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. (see trends).
  • Its Working: The CBO Projections For Obamacare Enrollment Were Way OffLike By Millions

    03/20/2017 6:35:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    While the Congressional Budget Office’s projections on the GOP Obamacare replacement bill have rattled the ranks of the moderate Republican faction in the House, let’s also not forget that this agency is flawed as well. Yes, the fact that premiums won’t be curbed and that over 20 million more Americans probably won’t have health insurance by 2020 isn't good. It’s one of the reasons why moderate GOP lawmakers have started to run for the hills, but let’s not forget that the CBO also projected that 24 million people would be signed up for Obamacare by 2017. As Ali Meyer at...
  • Suspended Secret Service Agent Who Said She Wouldn't Take A Bullet From Trump Removed From Top Post

    03/20/2017 6:14:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Kerry O'Grady was the Special Agent in Charge for the U.S. Secret Service’s Denver district office. It’s a prominent position, given that she works with the D.C-based advance teams for all presidential visits into the area. Well, she, like many other anti-Trump folks in the country, just couldn’t keep her mouth shut about the 45th president’s upset win over Hillary Clinton. She took to social media, writing on Facebook that she would rather go to jail than take a bullet for Trump. This was posted during the 2016 season. She also voiced her support for Clinton. All of this is...
  • Iraq then and now: Bush was right and Obama was wrong

    03/20/2017 4:56:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 79 replies
    americanthinker ^ | March 20, 2017 | Silvio Canto
    This is the 13th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War II. What if President George W. Bush had not invaded Iraq? I suggest this scenario: 1. Saddam Hussein would have become a bigger threat to the region. He had clearly come to the conclusion that the West would not stop him and was acting as such. 2. Iraq would have continued shooting at U.S. and UK planes enforcing UN resolutions. How many times do you allow someone to fire missiles at your aircraft? 3. What about Israel? We do know today that Iraq won't be attacking Israel or...
  • Imam behind Trump immigration ban suit runs Muslim Brotherhood mosque

    03/20/2017 4:12:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | March 18, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Incredible. Terror-tied imams can usurp our President and our national security apparatus.The Muslim Brotherhood is dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Gods religion is made victorious over all other religions. Thats from An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America, by Mohamed Akram, May 19, 1991. (source: Robert Spencer) Plaintiff behind Trump travel...
  • LIVE THREAD:Trump Rally Louisville, KY Exposition Center 3/20/2017 @ 3:30pm EDT

    03/20/2017 3:04:05 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 118 replies
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  • You probably didnt notice, but Trump and Putin are rebuilding a mighty military alliance

    03/19/2017 10:11:26 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 35 replies
    National Post ^ | 03/20/2017 | Lawrence Solomon
    The Western press is preoccupied with demon Russia. Were told that Russia through its tool, WikiLeaks, cost Hillary Clinton the election; ..... --------------------------------------- ....What isnt conjecture is that there is now a dramatic warming of ties, a mutual respect and a military alliance between Russia and America not seen in decades. ------------------------------- The thaw in relations between the military superpowers began almost immediately after Trumps inauguration,......We reiterated that we have common, ... said a hopeful Lavrov, who lamented that relations between Russia and the U.S. were seriously undermined by the Obama administration. ---------------------------------- The meetings demonstrated the Trump administrations competence,...
  • Whistleblower Tapes: Trump Wiretapped By The Hammer, Brennans & Clappers Secret Computer System

    03/19/2017 6:23:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 122 replies
    The American Report ^ | March 19 2017 ast | By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones
    Whistleblower Tapes: Trump Wiretapped By The Hammer, Brennans and Clappers Secret Computer System By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones President Obamas Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper and his Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director John Brennan oversaw a secret supercomputer system known as THE HAMMER, according to former NSA/CIA contractor-turned whistleblower Dennis Montgomery. Clapper and Brennan were using the supercomputer system to conduct illegal and unconstitutional government data harvesting and wiretapping. THE HAMMER was installed on federal property in Fort Washington, Maryland at a complex which some speculate is a secret CIA and NSA operation operating at a US...
  • Transcript: Independent Journal Review's Sit-Down Interview with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    03/19/2017 8:57:38 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    In his first sit-down interview since becoming secretary of state, Rex Tillerson spoke with Independent Journal Review's Erin McPike about the challenges of American diplomacy with China, the imminent threat of North Korea's nuclear capabilities, and his reasoning behind his limited press access. This interview was provided to the traveling press. You can listen to the entire interview here. TRANSCRIPT: Erin McPike: First of all, let me just ask you since the South Korean newspaper reported that you cancelled dinner because of fatigue, and then they said you spent more time with the Japanese than the South Koreans. What happened?...
  • Rand Paul says GOP health care bill unlikely to pass in Congress

    03/19/2017 4:57:42 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 34 replies
    ABC Radio | @ABCRadio ^ | March 19, 2017 1:09 pm | ABC Radio
    (NEW YORK) Republican Sen. Rand Paul said the House GOP health care bill is unlikely to pass in Congress because there are enough conservatives that dont want Obamacare lite. The Kentucky senator told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on This Week Sunday that the Republican-led Congress should repeal Obamacare in its entirety. He says the current bill, which is set for a vote Thursday in the House, doesnt go far enough. Theyre going to repeal part of it and leave in place all of the stuff that causes your insurance rates to go through the roof, Paul...
  • Tammy Baldwin Paid Clinton Lawyer $90K For Crisis Control After VA Scandal

    03/19/2017 1:34:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 19, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) paid Hillary Clinton's campaign lawyer $90,000 for crisis control following a Veteran Affairs facility scandal that engulfed the senator and her staff. Baldwin, who was first elected to the Senate in 2012, was the only member of Congress from Wisconsin to receive an official federal government inspector general report warning of the over-prescription of narcotics given to veterans at the Tomah VA facility in her state. The abuses at the facility ultimately led to the death of a Marine.A memo was first circulated in 2009 warning of the dangerous amounts of narcotics prescribed to veterans...
  • Tillerson refuses to rule out nuclearization of Asian allies to keep North Korea in check

    03/19/2017 7:49:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    FOX ^ | March 17, 2017 | Rich Edson
    Tillerson refuses to rule out nuclearization of Asian allies to keep North Korea in check KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE EXCLUSIVE: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in an exclusive interview with Fox News, refused to rule out increased weaponization and even nuclearization of Americas East Asian allies to deter North Korean aggression. Were exchanging views, Tillerson said, while standing a few feet within what is technically North Korean territory inside what is known as the Joint Security Area. Nothing has been taken off the table, he said, when asked whether he would rule out nuclearization of the peninsula, during the interview...
  • Drugs are killing so many people in Ohio that cold-storage trailers are being used as morgues

    03/18/2017 9:26:32 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 365 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2017
    By about 3 p.m. Friday, a county morgue in east Ohio was already full and more bodies were expected. Rick Walters, an investigator for the Stark County coroner's office, had just left for two death scenes: a suicide and an overdose. From the road, he called the director of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency to ask for help. He needed more space, he explained specifically, a cold-storage trailer to act as an overflow morgue. As with much of the United States, Ohio is in the throes of a heroin and opioid epidemic that shows no signs of abating.
  • Rand Paul introduces the most sweeping reform of civil asset forfeiture law in decades

    03/18/2017 12:35:20 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 67 replies
    Rare.us ^ | March 17, 2017 4:16pm | Rare
    Sen. Rand Paul has long taken the lead in calling for the reform of civil asset forfeiture laws, a controversial police practice in which authorities basically steal the property of citizens without due process and little recourse. Billions have been seized from citizens by the police based on nothing more than suspicion, which many see as a direct violation of the Fifth Amendment. Its state-sanctioned theft. Under civil forfeiture laws, your property is guilty until you prove it innocent, says the Institute for Justices Scott Bullock. On Thursday, Sen. Paul reintroduced FAIR (Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration) Act, which specifically addresses...
  • They Told Trump to Keep Jesus Out of the White House, So He Fired Back With THIS

    03/18/2017 12:30:39 PM PDT · by Syncro · 88 replies
    ussanews.com/News ^ | March 17, 2017/ | Scott Osborn
    Throughout the duration of his two-term presidency, Barack Obama waged a full-blown war on Christianity, all while appeasing Muslims and pandering to terrorists, but not Donald Trump. President Trump was recently interviewed by David Brody.Let me switch gears. You know, it wouldnt be an interview between us if I didnt ask a God question, if you will, said Brody. How has that spiritual journey been for you? Especially being here and knowing the gravity of the office. Do you feel the need to pray more? Where are you on that? As Mr. Conservative notes, Obama would have tried to dodge...
  • G20 drops anti-protectionist pledge

    03/18/2017 8:26:56 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 Mar 2017
    Finance ministers from world's biggest economies drop anti-protectionist commitment because of opposition from US
  • Trump To Sign Law That Increases Drug Tests for Unemployed Seeking Benefits

    03/18/2017 12:45:01 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 102 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | March 18 2017 | Conservative Tribune
    Welfare reform has been a high priority for Republicans and conservatives for many years, and now that President Donald Trump is in the White House, the possibility of such reform is finally feasible. In what was quite possibly the opening salvo on welfare leeches, Trump was ready to sign a bill passed by Congress that would allow states to perform drug tests on those applying for unemployment benefits, WITI reported. Under President Barack Obama, states werent allowed to test applicants for drugs unless they were applying for a job that already had mandatory drug testing. However, theres a new sheriff...
  • Brazile admits she forwarded debate questions to Clinton camp

    03/17/2017 5:14:39 PM PDT · by unlearner · 184 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/17/17 | Adam Shaw
    Former interim Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile admitted Friday that she forwarded Democratic primary debate questions to members of Hillary Clinton's campaign something she had previously denied. ... As a Christian woman, I understand persecution, but I will not sit here and be persecuted, Brazile said. Your information is totally false. ... My job was to make all our Democratic candidates look good, and I worked closely with both campaigns to make that happen. But sending those emails was a mistake I will forever regret, she wrote.
  • TRUMP: North Korea is 'behaving very badly,' and China 'has done little to help'

    03/17/2017 7:55:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 17, 2017
    TRUMP: North Korea is 'behaving very badly,' and China 'has done little to help' President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday morning that North Korea has been "behaving very badly" and that China has done little to contain the threat. "North Korea is behaving very badly," Trump wrote. "They have been 'playing' the United States for years. China has done little to help!" The tweet comes as Rex Tillerson, Trump's secretary of state, is on a trip to Asia.
  • Trump, in deal-making mode, says conservatives backing health bill after 'changes'

    03/17/2017 10:42:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 17, 2017
    President Trump claimed Friday that House conservatives previously opposed to ObamaCare replacement legislation moving through the chamber are now on board after changes were made an assertion that could be put to the test as early as next week. The president voiced confidence during a meeting with members of the conservative Republican Study Committee. We are doing some incredible things I am 100 percent behind this, Trump said, before looking around the room and saying: All of these nos, or potential nos, are all yeses. Every single person sitting in this room is now a yes. He added,...
  • Israel, Assad Regime, Engage in Most Serious Military Incident.....Syrian Civil War

    03/17/2017 1:10:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 58 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 3/17/2017 | Amos Harel and Gili Cohen
    Syria deploys air defense system, fires missiles at Israel Air Force jets; Israeli missile defense system intercepts missile north of Jerusalem. Syria and Israel engaged in the most serious incident between the two countries since the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War six years ago overnight on Thursday, as Israeli Air Force planes struck several targets in Syria. In response, the Assad regime deployed air defense systems and fired a number of missiles towards Israeli jets. None of the missiles struck the jets, though one of the projectiles was intercepted by Israel's "Arrow" defense system north of Jerusalem.