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  • AWFUL. FOX News Host Chris Wallace Tells President Trump: You’re Seen as a “Beacon for Repression”

    11/19/2018 1:43:37 PM PST · by Texas Fossil
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 19, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    It seems with each week FOX News loses a little more respect from its conservative and pro-Trump base.Last week FOX News jumped on a court case to support Jim Acosta’s right to be a jackass and hijack White House pressers. On Sunday FOX News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace told the US President in his one-on-one interview that he is seen as a “beacon of repression” around the world. The media is over 90% negative on Trump despite his record economy and stellar foreign policy and Wallace attacks the president for questioning the fake news media? How awful. Chris Wallace tells...
  • White House restores Jim Acosta's press pass, but institutes new rules for journalists

    11/19/2018 1:24:20 PM PST · by be-baw · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 19, 2018 | Kathryn Watson
    The White House has restored the press credentials of CNN's chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, and as a result, CNN will drop its lawsuit against the Trump administration, the network announced. A White House official tells CBS News' Fin Gomez the White House will not attempt to revoke Acosta's credentials again over the Nov. 7 exchange between the president and Acosta. "Today the @WhiteHouse fully restored @Acosta's press pass. As a result, our lawsuit is no longer necessary. We look forward to continuing to cover the White House," CNN tweeted.
  • U.S. Slashes Migrant Border Crossings

    11/19/2018 1:17:26 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 19, 2018 | Robbie Whelan
    SAN LUIS RÍO COLORADO, Mexico—The U.S. has slashed the number of migrants being allowed to cross the U.S.-Mexican border to legally apply for asylum, as caravans totaling some 10,000 migrants trudge north through Mexico. Here at the border station across from Yuma, Ariz., 30 families or more normally cross each day, say Mexican immigration officials. But in the last two weeks the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has let in one family a day at most, say migrants and their advocates. “It really seems like they are trying to discourage people from crossing to seek asylum legally, or trying to...
  • One Angry Man – Joe diGenova Skewers Goodlatte, Gowdy, McCarthy, Ryan and Rosenstein

    11/19/2018 12:41:15 PM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 19, 201 | Sundance
    Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova appears on WMAL radio for a discussion of the joint house committee issuing subpoenas for Loretta Lynch, James Comey and Sally Yates. diGenova brings up a good point, what happens if they just simply refuse to comply? Answer: Nothing. From diGenova’s perspective it’s chaff and countermeasures. In this interview a fired-up diGenova strongly lambasts Bob Goodlatte, Trey Gowdy, Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy for enabling a highly political Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller to cover-up the institutional corruption within the DOJ and FBI.
  • Anti-vaccination stronghold in N.C. hit with state’s worst chickenpox outbreak in 2 decades

    11/19/2018 12:36:26 PM PST · by NRx · 24 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11-19-2018 | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    Chickenpox has taken hold of a school in North Carolina where many families claim religious exemption from vaccines. Cases of chickenpox have been multiplying at the Asheville Waldorf School, which serves children from nursery school to sixth grade in Asheville, N.C. About a dozen infections grew to 28 at the beginning of the month. By Friday, there were 36, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported. The outbreak ranks as the state’s worst since the chickenpox vaccine became available more than 20 years ago. Since then, the two-dose course has succeeded in limiting the highly contagious disease that once affected 90 percent of...
  • What You Need To Know About The Lawsuit Against Trump’s New Asylum Policies

    11/19/2018 12:30:55 PM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 19, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    This morning a federal judge will hear a challenge to the Trump administration’s recently announced changes to the rules governing asylum. The changes came mere days after the midterm election and in response to the Central American caravan’s continued approach to the U.S. border. On November 9, 2018, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen jointly issued new regulations governing asylum claims. Those regulations provide that individuals who enter the United States in contravention of the presidential proclamation suspending entry of aliens through the southern border with Mexico, other than at a port of...
  • Democrat Kamala Harris: Time for Congress to Pass More Gun Control

    11/19/2018 12:28:00 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) tweeted Sunday to claim no one is immune from gun violence and it is time for Congress to pass more gun laws. Harris referenced Parkland, the site of the February 14 attack that killed 17 innocents, Chicago, the city of relentless violence and death, and Los Angeles, where 14 people were recently killed in an attack at the Borderline Bar & Grill. Harris did not mention that Parkland was a gun-free zone, that Chicago has long been an experiment in gun control, and that the Borderline Bar & Grill is a state-mandated gun-free business.She tweeted: No...
  • MEXICAN Protesters Scream at Illegal Immigrants: “Donald Trump Was Right! This Is an Invasion”

    11/19/2018 12:15:30 PM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | 11/18/2018 | by Jim Hoft
    They don’t like being invaded either. During the protest today one protester screamed at the illegal migrant caravan, “Donald Trump was right! This is an invasion.” Mexican protestor today in Tijuana on the caravan: "Donald Trump was right, this is an invasion! What Donald Trump said was correct: this is an invasion!" Crowd chants: "Get out Hondurans, we do not want you here. Get out Hondurans, we do not want you here." — Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 19, 2018
  • I served under eight commanders in chief. Trump doesn’t grasp the role.

    11/19/2018 12:03:18 PM PST · by rktman · 103 replies ^ | 11/19/2018 | Wes Clark
    For Trump, trouble began on several of these fronts before he was even in office. He dismissed the service and sacrifice of Sen. John McCain and, by implication, all those who had suffered as prisoners of war. “He’s not a war hero,” Trump said while campaigning in Iowa. “I like people who weren’t captured.” He engaged in a back-and-forth with Khizr and Ghazala Khan, Gold Star parents whose son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, died in combat.
  • Fake News is showing old footage of people climbing over our Ocean Area Fence. This is what..

    11/19/2018 11:58:03 AM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | November 19, 2018 | President Trump
    The Fake News is showing old footage of people climbing over our Ocean Area Fence. This is what it really looks like - no climbers anymore under our Administration!
  • Palestinians Arresting Women; Where are the Media?

    11/19/2018 10:56:24 AM PST · by yoe · 5 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | November 19, 2018 | Bassam Tawil
    Mahmoud Abbas does not want his people and the rest of the world to know that his security forces are arresting women for criticizing a social security law or providing financial aid to Palestinian families in the Gaza Strip.[snip]This attitude is another example of the anti-Israel bias of the international media and community. It is yet another example of how the West gives the Palestinians a pass to violate human rights and crack down on dissent.
  • How Misguided Environmentalism Is To Blame For California’s Wildfires

    11/19/2018 10:51:00 AM PST · by detective · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 16, 2018 | Krystina Skurk
    I grew up in California’s Ventura County and have family in both southern and northern California. Right now, the most deadly fire in California’s history is racing across northern California. The Camp Fire has already killed at least 56 people, burned down 7,700 homes, and destroyed the entire town of Paradise. A brush fire is also wreaking havoc on southern California. The Woolsey Fire has destroyed 98,362 acres, killed two people, and damaged several Hollywood landmarks such as the set of “MASH” and the Reagan Ranch. Article after article blames two things for California’s frequent fires: global warming and human...
  • U.S. judge to weigh temporary halt to Trump's asylum order [Judicial Tyranny]

    11/19/2018 10:37:47 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 19, 2018 | Tom Halls
    <p>Civil rights groups will urge a U.S. judge to temporarily halt an order by President Trump that bars asylum for migrants who illegally cross the border with Mexico.</p> <p>The groups argued in court papers that Trump’s Nov. 9 order violated administrative and immigration law.</p>
  • Education Department Investigates Men’s Group’s Claims Against Women’s Program

    11/19/2018 10:36:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Over the last year, its civil rights division has opened investigations into Yale, Princeton, the University of Southern California and Tulane University to determine whether their women’s programs violate Title IX, a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination at schools that receive federal funding. The department also has received complaints against Georgetown, Northeastern and the University of Pennsylvania. With more women attending and graduating from college than men in America, Pekgoz says women no longer need additional support. “Women are the majority, so I really cannot see how this is not discrimination against men,” said Pekgoz, a student at the...
  • Trump's Finland-based solution for California wildfires raises eyebrows

    11/19/2018 10:32:55 AM PST · by Mariner · 43 replies
    The San Francisco Chronical ^ | November 18th, 2018 | By Eric Ting
    While visiting Paradise, Calif. to assess the damage done by the deadly Camp Fire, President Donald Trump said California needs to spend more time "raking and cleaning" the forest floors. Standing next to Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, Trump stated the president of Finland told him that taking care of the forest floors has helped the country avoid wildfires. Trump: "You gotta take care of the floors. You know the floors of the forest, very important... I was with the President of Finland... he called it a forest nation and they spent a lot of time on raking...
  • 'Yellow vest' protests block fuel depots in France, retailers hit

    11/19/2018 9:59:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 19, 2018 | by Bate Felix, Simon Carraud and Richard Lough
    PARIS - Protesters angered by higher fuel taxes blocked access to three oil depots in France and sporadic unrest erupted in the overseas territory of Reunion, in a third day of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms. Up to 20,000 protesters clad in fluorescent high-visibility jackets blocked highways across France with burning barricades and convoys of slow-moving trucks, as the government showed no sign of backtracking on a further fuel tax hike on Jan. 1. A protester was killed at the weekend when a panicked driver ran her down at a blockade in the southeastern department of Savoie and...
  • Vast Gender Gap & Youth Vote Cost GOP The House! Dick Morris TV: Lunch ALERT!

    11/19/2018 9:59:36 AM PST · by MagillaX · 16 replies
    Didn't take long. Dick Morris leading the charge to moderate social issues in the Republican party.
  • Democratic senators sue to block Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general

    11/19/2018 9:42:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Three Democratic senators on Monday filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Whitaker was appointed by Trump to lead the Justice Department after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out of the role earlier this month. Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono filed the complaint against Whitaker in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday. All three issues fiery statements. “Installing Matthew Whitaker so flagrantly defies constitutional law that any viewer of School House Rock...
  • DACA, criminal justice are top priorities for the Koch Network this lame duck (Congress session)

    11/19/2018 9:33:47 AM PST · by rintintin · 13 replies
    NBC ^ | Nov 12 2018 | NBC
    WASHINGTON — The Koch Network is launching a multi-million dollar effort to pressure the lame duck Congress to pass their legislative priorities before the end of the year, including criminal justice reform, relief for DACA recipients and free trade.
  • Americans turning on social media, most think it hurts democracy: Poll

    11/19/2018 9:24:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | November 19, 2018 08:18 AM | by Katelyn Caralle
    U.S. adults have begun to turn on social media giants like Facebook and Twitter, and a majority believes that these social media platforms have done more to hurt democracy and free speech than help. Last year, 43 percent of U.S. adults thought social media hurt society, but that increased to 57 percent in 2018, according to an Axios poll conducted through mid November. Both Democrats and Republicans have soured on social media, as Republicans have claimed censorship of conservative voices, and Democrats have complained about the use of targeted ads that they say can be used to discriminate against minorities....