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  • Trump Signs Anti-Trafficking Law Named after Abolitionist Frederick Douglass

    01/20/2019 12:08:58 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 9 replies
    CBN news ^ | January 19, 2019 | Christian Ellis
    President Donald Trump has signed into law the Frederick Douglass Act, a bill authorizing $430 million to combat human trafficking. The measure, which was introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), is designed to boost government efforts to prevent sex and labor trafficking and protect victims both nationally and internationally... The release also included a statement from Kenneth B. Morris Jr., the great-great-great-grandson of Douglass. "If my great ancestor were here today, I believe he would be driven to lead the struggle against contemporary forms of slavery," Morris stated.
  • Jamie Gorelick's wall (Flashback to the democrat way)

    01/20/2019 11:56:34 AM PST · by Baynative · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/15/04 | staff
    The disclosure that Jamie Gorelick, a member of the September 11 commission, was personally responsible for instituting a key obstacle to cooperation between law enforcement and intelligence operations before the terrorist attacks raises disturbing questions about the integrity of the commission itself. Ms. Gorelick should not be cross-examining witnesses; instead, she should be required to testify about her own behavior under oath. Specifically, commission members need to ask her about a 1995 directive she wrote that made it more difficult for the FBI to locate two of the September 11 hijackers who had already entered the country by the summer...
  • Senior Democrat: Ban Teens from Wearing MAGA Hats

    01/20/2019 11:46:34 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 January 2019 | Joel E. Pollack
    House Budget Committee chair Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) called Sunday for a ban on teenagers wearing “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hats, in response to a viral video of a confrontation between Catholic students and Native American counter-demonstrators at the March for Life on Friday in Washington, DC. Yarmuth holds one of the most powerful positions in the Democrat-run U.S. House of Representatives.The MAGA hats are one of the most recognizable symbols of the 2016 Trump presidential campaign, and are commonly worn by Trump supporters. However, as numerous critics have pointed out, the confrontation was widely mis-reported, and took place...
  • Terry Bean Democrat Bundler Donor & Powerbroker Charged With Child Sex Abuse In OR

    01/20/2019 11:19:06 AM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 17 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | January 20, 2019 | Chelsea Deffenbacher
    Four years ago, prominent Democratic fundraiser and Portland real estate developer Terry Bean walked away from a Lane County sex abuse case, along with his former boyfriend Kiah Lawson of Junction City. Both men were accused of meeting a 15-year-old boy at a Eugene motel for an illegal sexual encounter in 2013. But the case was dropped in 2015 after the victim refused to testify, allegedly because Bean had “settled” with the victim. The case has now been reopened. A secret indictment was filed Jan. 4 in Lane County Circuit Court, and both men face a new indictment. Prosecutor Scott...
  • Trump: ‘Nancy Pelosi Has Behaved So Irrationally’

    01/20/2019 11:10:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 20, 2019 | CNSNews Staff
    President Donald Trump sent out a Tweet on Sunday morning saying that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has “behaved so irrationally” that she has “become a Radical Democrat.” “Nancy Pelosi has behaved so irrationally & has gone so far left that she has become a Radical Democrat,” Trump said in a Tweet. “She is so petrified by the ‘lefties’ in her party that she has lost control,” Trump said. “And by the way,” Trump said, “clean up the streets in San Francisco, they are disgusting.” In two earlier Tweets on Sunday morning, Trump criticized Pelosi for rejecting his offer on immigration...
  • Stunning: U.S. military operating in 40 percent of world’s countries under guise of ‘war on terror’

    01/20/2019 10:18:45 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 108 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 1/20/19 | USA Features
    A stunning map published this month by Smithsonian Magazine provides new details about the expansive nature of U.S. military involvement around the world as it relates to the post-9/11 “war on terror.” Contrary to the narrative that the war is winding down, the map resembles a modern-day version of shows a U.S. military presence akin to the period when the the ‘sun never sat on the British empire.’ Some 17 years after the war began, U.S. military presence globally is expanding and has now spread to more than 40 percent of the world’s countries. By ‘presence,’ that includes U.S. military...
  • Caravan migrants turn up their noses at Mexico's generous benefit package

    01/20/2019 9:52:34 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 1/20/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Caravan migrants aren't exactly living up to their early billing, supposedly this time coming to seek asylum in Mexico. Actually, they're coming here. And the flimsiness of their asylum claims lies not just in their statements of wanting 'a better life' in the U.S., but in their disdain for a generous benefit package that Mexico has ready to offer them. According to Agence France-Press: Mexican authorities are urging the migrants to cross the border legally and offering expedited "visitor cards" that let them work and access basic health care in Mexico. So far, 969 migrants from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala...
  • The Tables Turn on Pelosi and the Media

    01/20/2019 9:52:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 20, 2019 | Clarice Feldman
    Saturday was National Popcorn Day, but I’ve been nibbling on popcorn all week as Nancy Pelosi learned a lesson about presidential power and the media was gut checked by the special prosecutor. I haven’t had this much fun since election night 2016. While she might have thought otherwise, the power of the commander-in-chief is far greater than that of the speaker of the House, and the humiliating way this was brought home to the congressional equivalent of Maerose Prizzi (h/t Michael Walsh) was something. She anticipated that she and her posse of cronies and their families (reports of a ninety-some...
  • Pa. Turnpike considers public-private partnership to upgrade five tunnels

    01/20/2019 9:42:57 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | January 20, 2019 | Ed Blazina
    Call it the $350 million question. Over the next six weeks, the Pennsylvania Turnpike will try to decide whether to rehabilitate its five sets of tunnels one at a time over 10 to 15 years or enter into a public-private partnership with one firm that would do all of the work in five to six years and be responsible for maintenance for about 30 years. And the $350 million is key because a large part of that money would be the upfront cost if the agency decides to pursue a partnership, said Brad Heigel, the turnpike’s chief engineer. Mr. Heigel...
  • Trump defends immigration proposal against 'amnesty' criticism from conservatives

    01/20/2019 9:15:10 AM PST · by 4Runner · 153 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2019 | Brett Samuels
    In a series of tweets, Trump chastised Democrats for dismissing his plan, and attempted to assuage immigration hard-liners who likened the administration's latest proposal to amnesty for immigrants already in the country illegally. "No, Amnesty is not a part of my offer," Trump tweeted. "It is a 3 year extension of DACA. Amnesty will be used only on a much bigger deal, whether on immigration or something else. Likewise there will be no big push to remove the 11,000,000 plus people who are here illegally-but be careful Nancy!"
  • Inside the Mueller team’s decision to dispute BuzzFeed’s explosive story on Trump and Cohen

    01/20/2019 9:14:30 AM PST · by libstripper · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 19, 2019 | Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett
    When a BuzzFeed reporter first sought comment on the news outlet’s explosive report that President Trump had directed his lawyer to lie to Congress, the spokesman for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III treated the request as he would almost any other story. The reporter informed Mueller’s spokesman, Peter Carr, that he and a colleague had “a story coming stating that Michael Cohen was directed by President Trump himself to lie to Congress about his negotiations related to the Trump Moscow project,” according to copies of their emails provided by a BuzzFeed spokesman. Importantly, the reporter made no reference to...
  • Fire damages Fox, C-SPAN, MSNBC studios

    01/20/2019 8:55:16 AM PST · by McGruff · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/20/19 | Brett Samuels
    A fire Sunday morning in Northwest Washington, D.C., damaged studios for Fox News, C-SPAN and MSNBC, and forced "Fox News Sunday" to relocate its broadcast to a local affiliate's studio. D.C. Fire and EMS tweeted that an electrical fire broke out in the 8th floor television studio but nobody was injured. Steve Scully, the political editor for C-SPAN, tweeted shortly after 7 a.m. that the Fox News and C-SPAN studios sustained "extensive damage," and MSNBC's studio took on "extensive smoke and water damage."
  • And by the way, clean up the streets in San Francisco, they are disgusting! [Trump Tweets]

    01/20/2019 8:01:59 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 60 replies
    Twitter ^ | 01/20/19 | President Trump
    Trump is making liberal heads explode this morning: Nancy Pelosi has behaved so irrationally & has gone so far to the left that she has now officially become a Radical Democrat. She is so petrified of the “lefties” in her party that she has lost control...And by the way, clean up the streets in San Francisco, they are disgusting! Don’t forget, we are building and renovating big sections of Wall right now. Moving quickly, and will cost far less than previous politicians thought possible. Building, after all, is what I do best, even when money is not readily available! Wow,...
  • Are You In Favor of the Border Wall? Now There's a Clever Way to Make Sure Nancy And Chuck Know It

    01/20/2019 7:48:27 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 1/19/2019 | Beth Baumann
    President Donald Trump's 2020 team has found a rather clever way to cash in on the border wall debate. Supporters who want a wall can now pay $20.20 to have a fake brick sent to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). “Weeks after the Democrats began stonewalling President Trump in his fight to secure our border, the American people now have a chance to send a clear message to Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi about the need to build the wall,” a fundraising email sent Friday read. But according to Trump's campaign manager,...
  • Jud/Watch: Documents Detail Pelosi’s 2015 Italy, Ukraine CODEL (USAF shakedown $185K)

    01/20/2019 6:09:29 AM PST · by Liz · 66 replies ^ | JANUARY 18, 2019 | JUDICIAL WATCH STAFF
    Judicial Watch announced Jan 18, 2019 that it obtained documents through a FOIA lawsuit against the US Air Force. The documents detailed then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) 2015 Congressional delegation (CODEL) to Italy and Ukraine billed $134,587.81 plus $50,000 for an advance of funds for an “escort officer.” Judicial Watch filed the Dec 2015 FOIA lawsuit after the Air Force failed to respond to J/W's August 2015 request (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Defense (No 1:15-cv-02236)) for: <><>All records regarding mission taskings of flights escorting members of Congress <><>All records concerning transportation costs for transporting members of Congress...
  • Top Mueller Officials Coordinated With Fusion GPS Spouse In 2016

    01/20/2019 4:58:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    SGT Report ^ | 1/19/19
    **SNIP** A senior Department of Justice official says he repeatedly and specifically told top officials at the FBI and DOJ about dossier author Christopher Steele’s bias and his employer Fusion GPS’ conflicts of interest, information they kept hidden from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. These conversations involved high-level officials, including some who are now senior officials in the special counsel probe. And the conversations began taking place in the earliest days of August 2016, much earlier than previously revealed to congressional investigators seeking to learn the facts about the FBI’s decision to spy on the Trump campaign. **SNIP** They also...
  • Buzzfeed Made Me Do It

    01/20/2019 4:21:22 AM PST · by freedomjusticeruleoflaw · 4 replies
    Youtube/Newsbusters ^ | 1/19/19 | Mark Finklestein
    But they STILL might find something!!!
  • No deal: Pelosi rejects Trump’s offer to legalize 'Dreamers' for wall money

    01/19/2019 6:08:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/19/19 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Saturday she will not take up President Trump’s offer to trade off $5.7 billion in wall funding for a three-year extension of a program providing legal status for "Dreamers," who illegally went to the U.S. as children. Pelosi, D-Calif., issued a statement just before Trump’s announcement, calling the plan “a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives.” Pelosi said the proposal does not achieve what Democrats have long sought for the "Dreamers," which is a...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Make Cameo Appearance in 'Lego Movie 2'

    01/19/2019 4:57:32 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    In addition to inspiring an abiding meme, becoming the subject of a documentary and a biopic, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will soon be able to add a new accomplishment in entertainment to her resume. The judge will make a cameo appearance in her Supreme Court robes in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, director Mike Mitchell told USA Today on Saturday. "These movies are so full of surprises. And we were thinking, 'Who’s the last person you would think to see in a Lego film as a minifig?' Ruth Bader Ginsburg!" Mitchell told the publication. "And we’re...
  • Democrats Dismiss Trump’s Political Concession, Demand More

    01/19/2019 2:57:12 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 January 2019 | Neil Munro
    Democrats immediately rejected President Donald Trump’s offer of a work-permit amnesty for one million registered migrants in exchange for 230 miles of new border wall. The rejection came even though Trump’s offer angered his base by trading a DACA temporary amnesty for a wall. Also, Trump did not ask for the reform of the many catch-and-release rules which allow the cartels to profitably smuggle hundreds of thousands of poor migrants into the U.S. labor market, welfare rolls, and U.S. K-12 schools.The speech came after Trump had offered a series of smaller concessions in closed-door negotiations since Christmas. Democrats quickly dismissed...