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  • Schiff says it’s ‘premature’ to make a determination in Trump, Russia case

    04/28/2017 9:10:22 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 27 April 2017 | Sally Persons
    Rep. Adam Schiff said Thursday it’s “premature” to conclusively say there isn’t any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. “I do think we need to get to the bottom of these allegations of collusion or coordination,” the California Democrat said on CNN. “I believe that there is.” When he was asked “is it premature to say there’s no evidence?” Mr. Schiff responded: “It is premature.” Mr. Schiff said he believes the FBI’s investigation proves there’s something to the allegations, or the agency wouldn’t be looking into the issue so closely.
  • Gun-friendly Trump may be slowing gun sales

    04/28/2017 8:27:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies
    ABC 15 ^ | 28 APRIL 2017 | TODD WALKER
    DENVER - Even during his candidacy, President Trump was seen as a gun-friendly candidate. He picked up the National Rifle Association's endorsement at the 2016 NRA convention. As Trump spoke to the NRA on Friday, there was some evidence his friendly stance towards gun owners may be leading to slowing sales. It is well documented that when gun owners feel their 2nd Amendment rights are threatened, gun sales skyrocket.
  • George Soros is back in the game of funding local races for district attorney

    04/28/2017 8:27:25 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 28, 2017 | Todd Shepherd
    Billionaire political activist George Soros appears to be getting back in the game of funding local races for district attorney, this time trying to hand-pick the winner in the Philadelphia contest. snip In the 2016 campaign, Soros created local, independent expenditure committees or political action committees which allowed him to bypass the individual contribution limits on giving to a candidate's own committee. Soros was then able to spend unlimited amounts on mailers and television ads on behalf of the candidate, provided there was no coordination between the Soros-created PAC and the candidate. In most of the 2016 contests, the Soros...
  • President George H.W. Bush released from hospital

    04/28/2017 8:25:26 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 28 APRIL 2017 | KHOU.COM
    HOUSTON -- President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital Friday after being treated for a mild case of pneumonia followed by chronic bronchitis. "President and Mrs. Bush are very pleased to be home spending time with family and friends and grateful for the outstanding care provided by his doctors and nurses," stated a release from the former president's office. Houston Methodist Hospital treated the president over the last two weeks.
  • Donald Trump Appoints Pro-Life Advocate as Assistant Secretary of HHS for Public Affairs

    04/28/2017 8:04:36 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/28/2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    President Donald Trump has appointed the pro-life advocate and former president of Americans United for Life (AUL), Dr. Charmaine Yoest, to be assistant secretary of public affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). National pro-life leader and Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser responded to the announcement of Yoest’s appointment with the following statement: Charmaine Yoest is one of the pro-life movement’s most articulate and powerful communicators. As the former president and CEO of Americans United for Life, she led groundbreaking efforts to advance pro-life, pro-woman legislation at the state level. She is perfectly suited to...
  • Known MS-13 gang member arrested in Long Island

    04/28/2017 7:53:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ^ | 4/28/2017 | U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
    NEW YORK — Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested a Salvadoran national on administrative immigration violations Thursday after he was identified by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York special agents as a MS-13 gang member.Hector Flamenco, 41, a citizen and national of El Salvador, entered the United States in August 1996. He has a felony conviction of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams, or more, of cocaine in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York and received a sentence of 121 months imprisonment."ERO has always focused...
  • Senator Responds to Trump’s N.R.A. Speech With Photos of Shooting Victims

    04/28/2017 7:44:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 37 replies
    NEW YORK TIMES ^ | 28 APRIL 2017 | MATT STEVENS
    As President Trump took the stage to champion the Second Amendment at a National Rifle Association convention on Friday, a United States senator sought to counter his message by unleashing a Twitter storm using the names, ages and pictures of gun violence victims. Senator Christopher S. Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, who has fought for increased gun control since the 2012 school massacre in his home state, posted on Twitter on Friday morning to urge his followers not to watch Mr. Trump’s speech and instead, “think about who we are fighting for.”
  • Has Trump Stolen Philosophy’s Critical Tools?

    04/28/2017 7:34:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 17, 2017 | Casey Williams
    Truth is pliable in Trumpland. In March, the president fired off a tweet accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower. Republican members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, dismissed the claim. But the Trump team doubled down, writing off media reports and insisting that evidence of wiretapping would soon surface. It didn’t. We’re used to this pattern by now: The president dresses up useful lies as “alternative facts” and decries uncomfortable realities as “fake news.” Stoking conservative passion and liberal fury, Trump stirs up confusion about the veracity of settled knowledge and,...
  • Far-Left Austrian President: All Women Must Wear Headscarves to Fight Islamophobia

    04/28/2017 7:31:28 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/27/17 | Ben Kew
    Austria’s far-left president, Alexander Van der Bellen, has suggested that one day all women must wear headscarves to fight Islamophobia. During a talk to students, Van der Bellen said that whilst be believes a woman should wear “whatever she wants”, should Austria’s “rampant Islamophobia continue, there will come a day when we must ask all women to wear a headscarf – all of them! – out of solidarity towards those who do it for religious reasons”. Van der Bellen, who was sworn in as president in January after defeating anti-mass migration Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer in last December’s presidential...
  • Report: Secretary T-Rex Begins Reducing State Dept. Bureaucrats…

    04/28/2017 7:25:23 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 17 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 28, 2017 | Sundance
    A report from Bloomberg highlights the anxiety within the professional state department apparatus as Secretary Tillerson begins substantive cuts in the number of pontificating elitist bureaucrats. It’s amazing how the ankle-biters never seem to recognize these consequential shifts in policy and approach toward dismantling the bureaucracy. The State Department is the cornerstone of Deep State operations. It is a massively bloated institution filled with some of the most entrenched political globalists and ideologues. Trump is no longer playing only with evil and cunning players who are still predictable, easily beatable dopes, like Hillary. He is playing against killers, with his...
  • President Trump Sends Out WARNING To NRA- ‘WATCH YOUR BACK, SHE’S COMING!’

    04/28/2017 7:13:09 PM PDT · by Mafe · 20 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 4/28/2017 | Sierra Marlee
    As the first President to speak to the NRA (actually speak to them, not call them “gun nuts” or “bitter clingers”) since Ronald Reagan, Trump had some pretty big shoes to fill. While he didn’t give out many specifics, Trump did make sweeping promises to defend the Second Amendment while in the White House. He also gave an ominous warning. During his speech, Trump discussed the 2020 Presidential election. While it might seem a little premature given that he is just barely approaching his first 100 days as President, but when you’re defending the Constitution, you need to be prepared...
  • Five Reasons We Keep Losing To The Left

    04/28/2017 6:55:33 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | April 21, 201 | Eric Blake
    Edmund Burke, the father of Conservatism, once wrote “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fail, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” Later, John Stuart Mill said, “Let not any one pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to accomplish their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” All right, all right—why am I writing this, amid all the victories we’ve enjoyed? For goodness sake, the RNC’s just announced...
  • Globalist Tide is Seeking to Replace Elected Govt Around the World And Its Just Taken Down Macedonia

    04/28/2017 6:48:00 PM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    What appears to be the beginning of a coup is underway in Macedonia. Masked men have stormed into Parliament and are holding both journalists and MPs. But this is a very different type of coup; it is one where they are seeking to replace the sitting government with a coalition majority that should be recognized in International Law. However, it is known that there are “power players” behind the scenes that have been actively backing one side. The question is, which side? Records have emerged after Judicial Watch filed a FOIA (freedom of info) request for details relating to why...
  • Trump signs one-week funding bill to avoid shutdown

    04/28/2017 6:20:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 28, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump has signed a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown, the White House announced Friday evening. The measure funds the government through May 5, giving lawmakers more time to reach an agreement on an omnibus spending bill that would carry through the rest of the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. The legislation easily cleared both chambers earlier Friday; the Senate approved the measure by voice vote after the House voted 382-30 to pass it. If the measure had not been adopted, the government would have shutdown at midnight right as the Trump administration entered its 100th day....
  • Sanders: Obama's paid Wall Street speech 'distasteful'

    04/28/2017 6:04:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/28/17 | Eleanor Mueller
    Washington (CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders believes former President Barack Obama's plan to receive $400,000 for speaking at a September Wall Street health conference is "distasteful," The Vermont Independent reported Friday. Speaking with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux, Sanders labeled the transaction "not a good idea" and said he was "sorry President Obama made that choice." "I just think it does not look good," Sanders said. "I just think it is distasteful -- not a good idea that he did that."
  • Yale grad students' 'hunger strike' apparently involves eating when hungry

    04/28/2017 5:07:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/28/17
    A group of Yale University graduate students announced Tuesday evening that they would be undertaking a hunger strike to pressure the administration into granting them better union benefits. The strike is taking place in front of University President Peter Salovey’s home. "Yale wants to make us wait and wait and wait … until we give up and go away," the eight members of the graduate student union Local 33 announced. "We have committed ourselves to waiting without eating."
  • Hundreds Vote Illegally in North Carolina after Court Bans Election Integrity Law

    04/28/2017 5:02:40 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | APRIL 26, 2017 | Judicial Watch
    Less than a year after a federal appellate court sided with the Obama administration to strike down North Carolina’s election integrity reforms, a state audit reveals that hundreds of votes were illegally cast by felons and non-citizens in just one election. Voter impersonation, double voting and irregularities in absentee ballots sent via mail also tainted the election, according to the investigation conducted by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE). The probe analyzed records from the 2016 general election. State auditors found that about 500 ineligible people voted in 2016, more than 440 of them felons. Dozens of non-citizens...
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren on Trump's threats to sabotage health care

    04/28/2017 4:49:27 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | Apr 28, 2017 | Senator Elizabeth Warren
    Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke on the Senate floor on March 27, 2017 about President Trump's threats to sabotage health care for millions of Americans.
  • Part III – Prediction: Jim DeMint Will Join The Trump Administration…

    04/28/2017 4:32:43 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 19 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 28, 2017 | Sundance
    ♦In Part-I we explained how legislation is actually constructed in 2017. NOT how most people think it is constructed – SEE HERE ♦In Part-II we explained what that modern reality means with a Trump administration, and what will be needed to overcome the corrupted swamp – SEE HERE The final paragraphs include accepting the reality and pondering: […] President Trump is not going to sit and wait for congress to evolve in their ability to turn away from existing lobbyists hanging around to defend their interests. Sooner or later President Trump is going to do something dramatic to break the...
  • Chomsky on the GOP: Has Any Organization Ever Been So Committed to Destruction of Life on Earth?

    04/28/2017 4:10:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    Democracy Now ^ | April 26, 2017
    ...AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to ask you about this comment that you made that the Republican Party, you said, is the most dangerous organization in world history. Can you explain? NOAM CHOMSKY: I also said that it’s an extremely outrageous statement. But the question is whether it’s true. I mean, has there ever been an organization in human history that is dedicated, with such commitment, to the destruction of organized human life on Earth? Not that I’m aware of. Is the Republican organization—I hesitate to call it a party—committed to that? Overwhelmingly. There isn’t even any question about it...