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  • HHS Reinterprets Law to Allow California Abortion Mandate

    06/25/2016 3:59:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Congressman Joe Pitts
    In 2004 Congress passed the Weldon amendment, which said that no state can discriminate against a healthcare entity because it refuses to participate in abortions. The language includes states discriminating against a health plan that decides not to cover abortion. If the state does, according to the amendment, it will lose its federal funding. In August 2014, California informed its health insurers that they would no longer be allowed to offer health plans that exclude elective abortions. Insurers complied, as one might expect, and suddenly, no one in California could purchase health insurance that didn't pay for the death of...
  • Donald Trump Thinks Brexit Foreshadows His Victory. Here's Why He May Be Right

    06/24/2016 11:59:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 24, 2016 | David Schrieberg
    It’s not surprising that Donald Trump has been riding the Brexit bandwagon. In the days before Thursday’s referendum on Britain’s continued membership in the European Union – the results of which have been roiling global markets since the “leave” camp pulled a stunning victory – Trump had been saying that he would vote to leave. He’s not British, so he couldn’t – but that didn’t stop him from claiming his piece of the victory. On Friday, during a visit to Scotland to inaugurate a newly renovated golf course at the Trump Turnberry Resort, he took to his favorite medium to...
  • Trump has it right: This is our last chance at change

    06/24/2016 8:48:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 23, 2016 | Mark Cunningham
    If Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton, it’ll be because he speaks directly to the voters — without the poll-driven, focus-grouped blandifying filter Hillary never leaves home without. The contrast was there again Wednesday. •He delivered a thumping speech full of applause lines that spoke directly to what regular Americans see as the nation’s problems. Lines like: “We will never be able to fix a rigged system by counting on the same people who rigged it in the first place.” And: “We reward companies for offshoring, and we punish companies for doing business in America and keeping our workers employed. This...
  • IMF warns the US over high poverty

    06/24/2016 7:12:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 42 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22 June 2016
    The US has been warned about its high poverty rate in the International Monetary Fund's annual assessment of the economy. The fund said about one in seven people were living in poverty and that it needed to be tackled urgently. It recommended raising the minimum wage and offering paid maternity leave to women to encourage them to work. The report also cut the country's growth forecast for 2016 to 2.2% from a previous prediction of 2.4%. Slower global growth and weaker consumer spending were blamed.
  • Cornwall votes decisively for Brexit - then seeks 'assurances' that it won't lose

    06/24/2016 6:55:53 PM PDT · by kingu · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20:32 EST, 24 June 2016 | FLORA DRURY
    Full Title: Cornwall votes decisively for Brexit - then seeks 'assurances' that it won't lose the £60million a year it gets in EU subsidies Cornwall voted to leave with 182,665 votes for Brexit to 140,540 for Remain But Cornwall, one of the poorest parts of England, gets £60m from the EU Council leader now begging Westminster to 'protect Cornwall's position' Social media users hit out at county voters for 'not reading the fine print' Cornwall has begun pleading for reassurances that it won't lose the £60million a year it gets from the EU - just hours after the county's residents...
  • Clinton Email Scandal: Latest Batch Exposes Two Big New Problems For Hillary

    06/24/2016 6:52:57 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 47 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 24, 2016 | John Merline
    The latest batch of emails from Hillary Clinton's term as Secretary of State exposes two new troubling developments in the long-running scandal. First, it turns out that Clinton managed to avoid turning over one key email, despite her repeated promises that she gave the State Department every single work-related email from her private email server. As the Associated Press reported, in the missing email, Clinton admits that her private setup was a problem. Excerpt, more at: http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/clinton-e-mail-scandal-state-dept-disabled-its-own-security-systems-to-accommodate-hillary/
  • Trump on Brexit: America is next

    06/24/2016 6:28:05 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 24 JUNE 2016 | CNN
    British voters just shattered political convention in a stunning repudiation of the ruling establishment. Donald Trump is betting America is about to do the same.
  • President Obama Designates Stonewall a National Monument (LGBT monument)

    06/24/2016 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    nbcnews.com/ ^ | June 24 2016 | John Lamparski
    On June 28, 1969, patrons at a gay bar in New York City's West Village neighborhood decided they had finally had enough after yet another police raid. As the NYPD attempted to enforce a law making it illegal to serve alcohol to "homosexuals," the resistance of the bar patrons turned into an uprising - the Stonewall Uprising - an event now widely credited with sparking the modern LGBTQ rights movement in the U.S. Now, nearly 50 years later, that same location - where members of the community stood up to government injustice - has been designated a new national monument...
  • The Brexit Wake-Up Call

    06/24/2016 5:20:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Lifezette ^ | June 24,2016 | Laura Ingraham
    By voting to leave the European Union, the British people have retaken control of their destiny from an out-of-touch collection of elites who had presided over one disaster after another, and that were anxious to see Britain lose its status as an independent country — something the British have not only cherished, but have often fought to preserve. By doing so, they have not only regained their own freedom, but have sent an important message to elites and Establishment leaders everywhere — including the United States. Democracy is meaningless without independence. Middle-schoolers may get to vote for class president —...
  • AP: Hillary Clinton Destroyed Gov’t Email, Wiped Names From Her Calendar

    06/24/2016 4:15:20 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 96 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 24 JUNE 2016 | JOHN HAYWARD
    The week ends with a double whammy for Hillary Clinton, courtesy of the Associated Press, which discovered that dozens of names and events have been scrubbed from her official Secretary of State calendar, and also confirmed that Clinton destroyed at least one work-related email stored on her illicit email server. The latter revelation has a distinct whiff of “smoking gun” about it. The deleted email was between Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin. When Abedin suggested that Clinton should start using the state.gov email account that Clinton was supposed to be using, the Secretary of State replied, “Let’s get separate...
  • "Today Is The Appetizer For Monday"

    06/24/2016 3:52:04 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 3 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 24 Jun 16 | Tyler Durden
    Early this morning we laid out the thoughts of RCB's Charlie McElligott on today's dramatic market action, which discussed not the blow up of "fat tail" quant stategies (something we touched upon later and which is likely to unleash even more quant-driven selling next week) and the "forced out" liquidations across the curve coupled with a rush into safety, but also the biggest question of all for today's trades - which macro funds are quietly blowing up? Now, we follow it up with a second piece by the RBC trader, one which those worried about being caught long risk over...
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions On Brexit: ‘Now It’s America’s Turn’

    06/24/2016 3:31:38 PM PDT · by Pollard · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2016 | Jeff Sessions
    The people spoke from their hearts and with conviction. They considered deep and critical issues never discussed by the international elites. Their strong vote arose not out of fear and pique but out of love for country and pride of place. Their experience with a distant government in Brussels was given a long and fair chance to succeed. In the end, however, they concluded that the costs outweighed the benefits. Often, Britain makes changes that precede U. S. action. The Thatcher movement preceded the Reagan revolution. Both were victories for the people over outdated and corrupt forces. Both were achieved...
  • OFFICIALS: NO EVIDENCE ORLANDO GUNMAN WAS GAY

    06/24/2016 3:02:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    AP ^ | June 24, 2016 | ERIC TUCKER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI investigators so far have not turned up persuasive evidence that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen was gay or pursuing gay relationships, according to two government officials familiar with the investigation. The FBI began looking into that possibility after media reports last week quoted men as saying that Omar Mateen had reached out to them on gay dating apps and had frequented the gay nightclub where the June 12 massacre took place.
  • Pentagon preparing to announce repeal of transgender troop ban

    06/24/2016 2:34:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2016 | Kristina Wong
    Greg Nash The Pentagon is planning to announce the repeal of its ban on transgender service members on July 1, the Friday before the Fourth of July weekend, according to defense officials. Top defense officials are planning to meet as early as Monday to finalize details of the plan on how to allow transgender troops to serve openly, according to a report by USA Today. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work could sign off on the plan by Wednesday, an official told the paper. Final approval would come from Defense Secretary Ash Carter. The plan will direct each branch of...
  • Army Of Armed Bureaucrats Now Outnumber U.S. Marines: “IRS Agents Carry AR-15s”

    06/24/2016 1:54:14 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    SHTF - The Daily Sheeple ^ | 6-24-2016 | Piper McGowin
    Piper McGowin June 24th, 2016 This article was written by Piper McGowan and originally published at The Daily Sheeple. Editor’s Comment: The fact that armed IRS agents, along with those of other departments and agencies, now outnumber the ranks of Marines would be absurd if it weren’t so dangerous. The founding fathers complained of the abuses under King George III, writing in the Declaration of Independence: “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.” Despite hard-fought attempts to keep these forces at bay, it seems...
  • Mayor of London response to European Union referendum result

    06/24/2016 1:50:48 PM PDT · by Celerity · 23 replies
    London.gov.uk ^ | 6/24/16 | Sadiq Khan
    24 June 2016 . . Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said: "I believe that Britain is better off within the European Union, but the British people have clearly spoken today, and their democratic will must now be fulfilled. "I would like to praise David Cameron for the dignified way he has reacted to the message sent by the British people in his words at Downing Street today. I agree with the Prime Minister that Britain can survive and prosper outside the European Union. "I want to send a clear message to the British people and to businesses and investors...
  • Marilyn Mosby Embarrassed Again

    06/23/2016 4:24:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Marilyn Mosby is 0-for-3. A third Baltimore cop was found not guilty of murder in the Freddie Gray case. This was officer Caesar Goodson, who Mosby told us was the most likely to be convicted. She's being humiliated here and is being shown to be an incompetent, unqualified prosecutor. BREAK TRANSCRIPT Yeah, I know. The Freddie Gray van driver: Not guilty. Three not guilties, all decisions from a judge. The prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, humiliated and embarrassed at Baltimore city hall. What a joke it was from the beginning. Remember all the great things that were ahead for...
  • We’re Off Our Rocker and We Can’t Get Up!

    06/24/2016 12:51:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    Not since the 1960s’ anti-war protests has a “sit-in” been so publicly used as a tactic by protesters. And back then it was usually reserved for the administration offices on college campuses that spoiled students would take over from time to time to whine about the R.O.T.C. program, or some other policy enacted by college administrators that they wanted changed. But if one thought that the political discourse in this country couldn’t get any worse, all one has to do is look at the recent ‘sit in’ on the floor of the United States House of Representatives conducted by the...
  • Obama: Anti-Anti-Terrorist

    06/24/2016 12:49:32 PM PDT · by thouworm · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | June 18, 2016 | Andrew McCarthy
    Sharia supremacists are not only shielded from scrutiny by U.S. intelligence but welcomed into the national-security apparatus. Barack Obama has spent his presidency cultivating Islamists, particularly from the international Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates in the United States. As we saw this week, he chafes at the term “radical Islam” — as do his Islamist advisers. At their insistence, he had instructional materials for training government agents purged of references to Islamic terms that illuminate the nexus between Muslim doctrine and jihadist terror. Obama’s vaunted national-security strategy, “Countering Violent Extremism,” is Orwellian. The term CVE supplants identification of our jihadist...
  • State Department Disabled Security Software To Allow Hillary's Private Server Emails

    06/24/2016 12:33:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    Emails released under court order Wednesday to Judicial Watch show that in December 2010, State Department technical staff had to disable software on their systems intended to block phishing emails that could deliver dangerous viruses. The reason: The State Department was trying to resolve delivery problems with emails sent from Hillary Clinton's private server. Deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin and Hillary both used Clinton's private server, and as AP reports, both had complained that emails each sent to State Department employees were not being reliably received. "This should trump all other activities" Ken LaVolpe, a senior technical official told...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Tapes Laptop Camera And Microphone (trunc)

    06/24/2016 12:31:26 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 22 June 2016 | David Gilbert
    Given that he recently had the embarrassment of having his Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked, it is really no surprise to learn that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking some additional security measures after he accidentally revealed he tapes over the camera and microphone of his laptop. Celebrating Instagram's announcement Tuesday that it had grown to 500 million users, Zuckerberg posted a photo of himself at his desk with a cardboard cutout of the Instagram interface. Here's the photo:
  • AG Lynch Displays Deceptive Behavior In Response to Questions About Orlando Shooter

    06/24/2016 12:31:06 PM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies
    Law and Newz ^ | June 24, 2016 | Phil Houston and Don Tennant
    Phil Houston is CEO of QVerity, a training and consulting company specializing in detecting deception by employing a model he developed while at the Central Intelligence Agency. He has conducted thousands of interviews and interrogations for the CIA and other federal agencies. His colleague Don Tennant contributed to this report. When U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch made her appearance this week on Fox News Sunday, she was asked about the government’s decision to put Orlando nightclub killer Omar Mateen on a terrorist watch list in 2013, only to remove him from the list the following year. The deceptive behavior exhibited...
  • Illegal Alien Who Butchered Conn. Woman Not Deported After Serving 15 Yrs. for Murder Because...

    06/24/2016 11:36:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 24, 2016
    Full title: Illegal Alien Who Butchered Conn. Woman Not Deported After Serving 15 Yrs. for Murder Because Haiti Refused to Repatriate An illegal immigrant who stabbed a young Connecticut woman to death after completing a 15-year sentence for murder couldn’t be deported by the U.S. government because his homeland, which receives billions in aid from Uncle Sam, wouldn’t take him back—three times! So federal authorities released the violent criminal, a Haitian national, and didn’t even bother tracking his whereabouts allowing him to commit yet another heinous crime. Now, a year after an innocent woman was viciously butchered to death in...
  • As Europe’s sceptics cheer Brexit, its enthusiasts mourn

    06/24/2016 10:59:30 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Economist ^ | 24 June 2016
    The shocked reactions of many European leaders suggested they had not fully absorbed the possibility of a vote for Brexit. Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, called a crisis meeting of parliamentary leaders and cabinet members. In Rome, the Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, convened an emergency meeting of ministers and scrapped a scheduled summit of his party’s leaders. France’s president, François Hollande, held a long emergency session at the Elysée. When he emerged his tone was measured (he promised to continue to work closely with Britain), but he added that the EU now needed a “leap forward” to ward off the...
  • Obama answers ISIS with volley of words

    06/24/2016 10:19:52 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 16 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june 23 | Peter Lucas
    Here is what President Barack Obama should have said last Thursday at the Orlando memorial for 49 Americans killed by Omar Mateen, the U.S.-born radicalized Islamist terrorist: "Four days ago this community was shaken by an evil and hateful act. "So today I have ordered an all-out, comprehensive bombing attack on ISIS headquarters in Raqqa. "While I am mindful that I cannot bring back the loved ones taken from us by this murderous act in Orlando, I am determined to send the terrorists of ISIS a clear message. That message is this: You will pay for what you did. We...
  • House Republicans pushing gun control bill

    06/24/2016 10:16:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Greg Nash Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) is spearheading gun control legislation that would keep firearms out of the hands of suspected terrorists, but it is unclear whether Republican leadership will give the bill a vote. The Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act announced Friday will serve as a companion bill to the compromise gun legislation introduced by Susan Collins (R-Maine) in the Senate. The gun legislation would prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms. The bipartisan legislation appears to have Democratic support and is backed by a handful of Republicans, including Reps. Bob Dold (Ill.), Scott Rigell (Va.), Peter King (N.Y.) and...
  • Texas DOT Changes Course, Will Assess Highway Project's Impacts on Threatened Salamanders, Birds

    06/24/2016 10:07:06 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Center for Biological Diversity ^ | June 21, 2016 | Jenny Loda and Kelly Davis
    AUSTIN, Texas— In response to a notice of intent to sue filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Save Our Springs Alliance in May, the Texas Department of Transportation changed course on a major highway project in Austin, withdrawing its finding that the highway would have no impact on three federally protected species (two salamanders and a bird). The state’s transportation agency said in a letter that it has initiated consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the three species.The construction of the MoPac Intersections Project across the environmentally sensitive Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, in...
  • Highway project delays rack up $700 million cost overruns

    06/24/2016 9:54:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | June 13, 2016 | Catie Edmondson
    Madison— Faced with delays and inflation over the past five years, four major state highway projects — including a Madison artery — have accumulated overruns in excess of $700 million. While some of these increases come from faulty cost estimates or unavoidable inflation, the new figures underline the obvious: Delays can be costly for Wisconsin taxpayers. When projects are paused because of financial challenges in the state's road fund, the price of materials, labor and real estate can rise. The numbers compiled by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel underline the urgency of a divisive issue for Wisconsin's Republican leaders: finding a...
  • Does Senator Chris Murphy Remember Fast and Furious?

    06/24/2016 9:38:49 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 24, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, one of those who believe that we are just one sensible gun restriction and loophole closing away from the lion not considering the lamb dinner, thinks Orlando was the fault of those wascally Wepublicans he says want to sell guns to bad guys like the Islamic State. As the Washington Post reports: The leader of last week’s 15-hour Senate filibuster to force action on guns said Monday that Democrats need to make gun control an “integral” part of their national security policy as they try to build a political movement to rival the National Rifle Association.
  • Obama names first national monument to LGBT rights

    06/24/2016 9:27:09 AM PDT · by McGruff · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | June 24, 2016 | Katia Hetter and Kevin Liptak
    President Barack Obama announced Friday he was designating the area around the Stonewall Inn in New York City as the country's first national monument to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. "This week I'm designating the Stonewall National Monument as the newest addition to America's national park system," Obama said in a video released by the White House on Friday. "I believe our national parks should reflect the full story of our country -- the richness and diversity and uniquely American spirit that has always defined us, that we are stronger than ever. That out of many, we are...
  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 9:11:45 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | June 24, 2016 | STEPHEN BRAUN
    Television cameras rolled when Hillary Clinton appeared on the central balcony of the New York Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell — just minutes after she attended a private breakfast in September 2009 with influential Wall Street and business leaders. But the identities of her breakfast guests would be left off of her official State Department calendar — omissions that are among scores of names and events missing from Clinton's historical record of her daily activities as secretary of state, an Associated Press review found. Now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Clinton met that morning with a dozen chief...
  • NASA’s Top Climate Scientist On Brexit: ‘Stupid And Selfish’

    06/24/2016 8:05:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 74 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/24/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    NASA’s top climate scientist took to Twitter Friday morning to criticize British voters for choosing to leave the European Union, calling the so-called Brexit vote “stupid and selfish.” Gavin Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, but long before becoming the space agency’s lead climate scientist, Schmidt was born in Britain. He’s obviously not a fan of U.K. voters’ decision to leave the EU.
  • Illinois Measure Would Create Advisory Council for Muslims

    06/24/2016 8:02:10 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    ABC ^ | June 20, 2016
    Illinois could become the first state in the U.S. with a law giving Muslim-Americans a formal voice in state government. The Chicago Tribune reports that a bill approved by the Legislature would create a 21-member Illinois Muslim-American Advisory Council. It's awaiting Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature. The governor's office said he's reviewing it. Muslim leaders said it would send a welcoming message to Muslims. The governor and legislative leaders would appoint council members. Kareem Irfan, a Chicago lawyer who led an earlier version of the council under Gov. Pat Quinn, said it would be good to have a lasting institutional...
  • 'Leave as soon as possible', EU chiefs tell Britain after Brexit vote

    06/24/2016 7:25:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 24, 2016 | AFP
    BRUSSELS: EU chiefs on Friday told Britain to start negotiations to quit the bloc "as soon as possible", after outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron said he would leave the negotiations to his successor. "We now expect the United Kingdom government to give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as possible, however painful that process may be," said a joint statement after Britons voted for a Brexit . "Any delay would unnecessarily prolong uncertainty." The statement was issued by EU president Donald Tusk, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Parliament leader Martin Schulz and Dutch premier Mark...
  • Brad Thor Announces Candidacy for President as Third Party Option (Stabby the Clown show continues)

    06/24/2016 7:07:45 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 65 replies
    GlennBeck.com ^ | June 23,2016 | Ted
    Brad Thor dropped a major bomb-shell on Glenn’s radio program Thursday, saying he’s committed to running for president of the United States. Glenn introduced his friend by reminding listeners about the author’s courage in the face of controversy. “I believe Brad is one of the most courageous people out there. Because — he is in business. You’re selling a book. And what you said — I shouldn’t say what you said — because what you said was not controversial,” Glenn said. Some may recall the flak Glenn received following Thor’s fiery remarks about Donald Trump in his previous interview on...
  • Dozens of bomb-sniffing German Shepherd Dogs killed in Kuwait

    06/24/2016 6:12:37 AM PDT · by Gennie · 45 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 23, 2016 4:26 PM | Kate Irby
    Dozens of American-trained dogs were killed by a Kuwaiti-based company last week, according to multiple reports, though there are conflicting explanations for the deaths. An Instagram post by the Kuwait Animal Rescue Unit showed the dogs’ bodies piled on top of each other in a narrow hallway and called the action by Eastern Securities of Kuwait a “horrifying animal abuse/massacre.” “Due to their contract being revoked, they slaughtered 24 of their US K9 dogs whom were trained by USK9 dog training facility which is located in Louisiana, USA,” the post reads. “This security company is an American company which worked...
  • Mateen altered looks, researched anti-psychotic drugs before attack: Acquaintance [New Narrative]

    06/24/2016 6:08:53 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 36 replies
    AOL News ^ | 22 June 2016 | BERNIE WOODALL
    (Bold, italics: mine) PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., June 22 (Reuters) - On the morning before the massacre at Orlando's Pulse gay nightclub, shooter Omar Mateen drastically altered his appearance, shaving his head and face, and seemed agitated and surly, said an acquaintance who saw him that day. Mateen also talked about staying up all night to do online research into anti-psychosis medication, the acquaintance said in a interview. The acquaintance requested anonymity, saying authorities had asked him to keep quiet. The 29-year-old gunman, who killed 49 people and wounded 53 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, called...
  • Bernie Sanders: 'Yes' I will vote for Hillary Clinton

    06/24/2016 6:04:37 AM PDT · by McGruff · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | June 24, 2016 | David Wright
    Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president in November, the strongest expression of support yet from the Vermont senator for his rival, and his clearest admission that he will not be the Democratic presidential nominee. "Are you going to vote for Hillary Clinton in November," asked Nicole Wallace on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "Yes. Yes, I think the issue right here is I am going to do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump," Sanders said. "I think Trump in so many ways will be a disaster for this country if he were to be elected...
  • Britain Votes with Trump, against Hillary, Obama

    06/24/2016 5:59:22 AM PDT · by scpolitician · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2016 | Joel Pollack
    Obama’s advice may have pushed some voters to “leave.” In April, he warned British voters they would be at the “back of the queue” in trade with the U.S. if they left the EU.
  • How Trump benefits from Brexit

    06/24/2016 5:58:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | June 24,2016 | Andy Serwer
    UK voters shocked just about everyone when they voted Thursday to leave the European Union. The Brexit shows the weakness not only of the EU and globalization — but also of polling. And doesn’t Donald Trump love that! Wall Street too was caught completely off guard because it appeared that firms did independent polling that they believed showed the "remain" votes would win, traded the pound sterling up on that notion and then got crushed when the news came out the other way. It really was a rejection of the British establishment by the voters, with a great deal of...
  • With a British adieu to EU, it's farewell to a Fed rate hike for now

    06/24/2016 5:34:39 AM PDT · by mykroar · 15 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Reuters
    The U.S. Federal Reserve, already undecided on when next to raise interest rates, now has one more reason to wait: Britain's vote on Thursday to leave the European Union. Not that the Fed needed another reason. Weaker-than-expected growth in U.S. jobs in recent months had already forced U.S. central bankers to put off a rate hike at their meeting last week.But while data due early next month on June U.S. payrolls growth could help clear up doubts about the strength of the labor market, the political and economic consequences of Britain's exit from the EU will take months or years...
  • Federal Lab Forced To Close After ‘Disturbing’ Data Manipulation

    06/24/2016 4:46:21 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    Daily caller ^ | June 23, 2016 | Ethan Barton
    Nearly two decades and $108 million worth of “disturbing” data manipulation with “serious and far ranging” effects forced a federal lab to close, a congressman revealed Thursday. The inorganic section of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Energy Geochemistry Laboratory in Lakewood, Colo. manipulated data on a variety of topics – including many related to the environment – from 1996 to 2014. The manipulation was caught in 2008, but continued another six years. “It’s astounding that we spend $108 million on manipulated research and then the far-reaching effects that that would have,” Rep. Bruce Westerman said at a House Natural Resources...
  • CPRC's John Lott on CNN INTERNATIONAL to discuss the push for more gun control

    06/24/2016 4:39:49 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | June 21, 2016 | CNN
    Dr. John Lott appeared on CNN International to discuss the issue of gun-free zones and the push for more gun control laws. (Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 2:33 to 2:37 AM and Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:33 to 12:37 AM)
  • United Kingdom Votes to Leave European Union

    06/24/2016 4:05:43 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/24/2016 | David Caplan
    The United Kingdom voted in a referendum Thursday to leave the European Union, according to the United Kingdom Electoral Commission. The “Leave” side garnered 51.9 percent of the vote, while the “Remain” side garnered 48.1 percent, according to the commission. The financial markets reacted quickly to the results: Around 8 a.m. local time, the British stock market had plunged 7.7 percent and the German index had fallen 10 percent, according to The Associated Press. Shortly after 6:30 a.m. local time (1:30 a.m. ET), the winning side became apparent, when the Leave side had more than 17 million votes, exceeding the...
  • Maybe Janet Yellen Hasn't Changed, But We Have

    06/24/2016 4:04:42 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 11 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | June 24, 2016 | Jeffrey Snider
    Janet Yellen has been doing a lot of talking lately, with more and more attention paid to the words she says and the contexts in which she delivers them. Maybe, then, it just seems as if the Fed Chair is speaking more, since it may be just as likely that she isn't doing anything different and that it is us who have changed. The fact that the FOMC has failed to follow through but for that one time in December is very likely the cause. Two years ago, Yellen spoke a lot of words but they were familiar, unnoticeable noise...
  • Why Americans Should Celebrate The Brexit Vote

    06/24/2016 3:56:02 AM PDT · by milton23 · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/24/2016 | Nile Gardner
    The momentous victory for the Brexit campaign signals a new era of freedom for the British people. After more than four decades of being shackled to the European Union (previously the European Economic Community), Great Britain has declared its independence. The vote for Brexit is a vote for sovereignty and self-determination. Britain will no longer be subject to European legislation, with Britain’s Parliament retaking control. British judges will no longer be overruled by the European Court of Justice, and British businesses will be liberated from mountains of EU regulations, which have undermined economic liberty.
  • The Democrats' Mob Rule In The House Of Representatives

    06/24/2016 3:52:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    House Democrats made complete fools of themselves with their sit-in temper tantrum this week. Shouting their demands for an immediate vote on gun control legislation – apparently their only “serious” answer to global Islamic jihad – the Democratic disrupters caused pandemonium on the House floor on Wednesday. They sought to paralyze House proceedings with shouts of “No bill, No break!” Representative Maxine Waters of California proclaimed, “I’m prepared to stand here until hell freezes over.” Civil rights hero Representative John Lewis of Georgia declared, “we have to occupy the floor of the House until there’s action.”
  • (Flashback) Nigel Farage insults Herman van Rompuy, calls EU President a "DAMP RAG"

    Nigel Farage at his best! Calling out these global elites!
  • West Virginia Governor declares State of Emergency for 44 counties

    06/24/2016 2:15:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | June 23, 2016 | WSAZ
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has declared a State of Emergency for 44 counties. This excludes the Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Grant, Hardy, Mineral, Hampshire, Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson counties.
  • This was the day the British people defied their jailers

    06/23/2016 10:57:57 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 69 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 24,2016 | Tim Stanley
    Why did they do it? That, we’ll pick apart in the next few weeks. I think that Leave genuinely ran the better campaign, more hopeful and upbeat. Immigration mattered a great deal – although one YouGov poll ranked it third behind democracy and the economy. It’s possible that voters grasped the essential point about this referendum better than we the commentators did. It was a vote of confidence in Britain. Should we run our affairs or should we delegate it to foreign bureaucrats? When I was leaving my polling station, I said to a chap: “I found voting quite emotional.”...