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  • Why San Francisco is joining Valley farmers in a fight over precious California water

    08/19/2018 10:03:58 AM PDT · by Mariner
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | August 19th, 2018 | By Dale Kasler And Ryan Sabalow
    MODESTO - Originating in a glacier at the eastern edge of Yosemite, the Tuolumne River runs into a man-made roadblock in the towering granite cliffs of the Hetch Hetchy Valley. A massive concrete dam captures its icy water and ships much of it through pipes and tunnels to the residents of San Francisco. Further downstream, the Tuolumne is halted again, this time by a dam in the oak-covered Sierra foothills. From there, a network of canals spreads the Tuolumne’s waters over mile after mile of rich San Joaquin Valley vineyards, orchards and dairy farms. The meager amounts left in the...
  • Trump 'unfit' for office and Republicans should urge him to quit, says ex-N.J. Gov. Christie Whitman

    08/19/2018 9:47:35 AM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 07.23.18 | Matt Arco
    President Donald Trump's interaction with Russian President Vladimir Putin was a "disaster,"  "detrimental to the country" and the strongest evidence yet that "the president (should) step down."Those are the words of former New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman, a Republican, who penned a blistering op-ed in the Los Angeles Times this weekend calling on fellow GOPers to put country over party and dump Trump."In this election year, opposing Trump is risky for GOP candidates," Whitman wrote. "Invoking the need to choose country over party is an overused trope. But it is essential now." The piece was a reaction to Trump's refusal last week...
  • Jimmy Carter shuns riches and lives modestly in his Georgia hometown

    08/19/2018 9:26:15 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 31 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | August 18, 2018
    PLAINS, Ga. -- Jimmy Carter finishes his Saturday night dinner, salmon and broccoli casserole on a paper plate, flashes his famous toothy grin and calls playfully to his wife of 72 years, Rosalynn. "C'mon, kid," he says. She laughs and takes his hand, and they walk carefully through a neighbor's kitchen filled with 1976 campaign buttons, photos of world leaders and a couple of unopened cans of Billy Beer and then out the back door. Three Secret Service agents wait. They do this just about every weekend in this tiny town where they were born -- he almost 94 years...
  • China Interferes in U.S. Election with Anti-Tariff Film Aimed at Republican Districts in California

    08/19/2018 9:19:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The People’s Republic of China has waded into the 2018 midterm elections, producing a propaganda video that focuses on the hardships of California farmers in the midst of a trade war between the two nations. The animated video was published in the “opinion” section of the China Global Television Network (CGTN) website. CGTN is an “international media organization” owned by China Central Television, the state television network in China. The video depicts an almond complaining: “President Donald Trump has started a trade war against China. In retaliation, China has enacted a 50-percent combined tax on me, my friend pistachio, and...
  • Right-wing, left-wing protesters face off in Seattle

    08/19/2018 7:35:45 AM PDT · by deport · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 18, 2018, 10:49 PM ET | AP
    Right-wing demonstrators gathered Saturday in Seattle for a "Liberty or Death" rally that drew counter-protesters from the left while dozens of police kept the two sides separated. The right-wing groups Washington 3 Percenters and Patriot Prayer were holding the rally outside Seattle City Hall to protest an effort to launch a gun-control initiative that would raise the age in Washington state for people buying semi-automatic rifles. The left-wing groups Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity, Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party were rallying at the same site.
  • The Second Civil War in the US

    08/19/2018 6:23:51 AM PDT · by econjack · 76 replies
    Eastern Michigan University ^ | April 18, 2018 | Jack Minzey
    A few days ago, Jack Minzey, sent what was to be the final chapter in the long line of books and treatises which he had written. Jack went to be with the Lord, on Sunday, 8 April 2018. Professionally, Jack was head of the Department of Education at Eastern Michigan University as well as a prolific author of numerous books, most of which were on the topic of Education and the Government role therein. His interest in Conservative Politics was exceeded only by his intellectual ability. This is the last of his works: Civil War How do civil wars happen?...
  • Life Liberty & Levin: Michael Pillsbury Author of "The Hundred-Year Marathon"

    08/19/2018 6:07:46 AM PDT · by JayGalt · 10 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | Michael Pillsbury
    Mark Levin sits down with Author Michael Pillsbury on Life Liberty & Levin on Fox News Sunday to discuss his book "The Hundred Year Marathon", as well as China stealing American technology over the past 40 years and more! This is a 39 minute video. It is worth watching in it's entirety and engrossing. The money part for me was from 35 minutes on where the 100 year marathon is explained. The Chinese clearly intend to dominate the world which necessatates subjugating America. They are counting on Trump derangement to get them there.
  • Brennan, CIA 'Kool-Aid drinkers' blasted by Benghazi terror survivor (He pulled Paronto clearance)

    08/19/2018 5:00:59 AM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/17/18 | Douglas Ernst
    Benghazi terror attack survivor Kris Paronto made it clear this week that he won’t be defending former CIA director John Brennan anytime soon. The former Army Ranger and CIA contractor who lived to tell the tale of the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Mr. Brennan essentially got off easy when President Trump revoked his security clearance. Mr. Paronto lost his security clearance years ago for telling his account of the attack.
  • Democrats’ dilemma, post-Pelosi: A younger leader or a black one?

    08/19/2018 4:08:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 8/18/18 | EUGENE SCOTT
    **SNIP** Since Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 presidential election, much conversation has taken place about black Americans’ loyalty to the Democratic Party. Since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the party has regularly received the overwhelming majority of black votes. But some have questioned how committed the Democratic Party is to its most loyal constituency. While Clinton went on to win nearly 90 percent of black votes, questions about her commitment to the black community — based on some of her past comments about black youth — were a consistent thorn in her side during her...
  • Chicago 'peace picnic' turns violent: 3 people shot, another is beaten

    08/19/2018 3:17:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/19/18 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Three people were shot at a back-to-school peace picnic held at a playground in Chicago on Saturday night. A fourth person was beaten up at the event that was held to promote peace and community. The picnic, which took place at Seward Park on the city’s North Side, was off to a safe start, but onlookers say the mood quickly turned when a group of young men showed up and started fighting. “It’s senseless and should have never happened,” event organizer Raymond Hatcher told reporters. “We were doing well. Everything was going swell and then a group of guys who...
  • Taliban chief wants direct talks with US

    08/19/2018 1:55:05 AM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 15:23 August 18, 2018
    Taliban chief wants direct talks with US Group committed to regional security and would not pose a danger to other countries KABUL: The leader of the Taliban said Saturday there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign “occupation” continues, reiterating the group’s position that the 17-year war can only be brought to an end through direct talks with the United States. In a message released on occasion of the Eid Al Adha holiday, Maulvi Haibatullah Akhunzadah said the group remains committed to “Islamic goals,” the sovereignty of Afghanistan and ending the war. The Taliban have had...
  • Trump to make Paris visit in November to mark 100 years since end of WWI

    08/19/2018 1:12:26 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    The Local France ^ | 17 Aug 2018
    US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he will be visiting Paris on November 11th in honour of the centenary of the end of WWI. Trump who had planned to organise a military parade in November in Washington announced Friday that he would travel to Paris for the commemoration of the end of the First World War. The US president made the announcement on Twitter (see below) on Friday afternoon at the same as criticizing local politicians in Washington who he said were asking for too much money for the parade. "Never let anyone take you hostage!" he wrote....
  • John Brennan Was Long a Danger to US National Security

    08/18/2018 6:15:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “Mr Brennan has a history that calls into question his objectivity and credibility.” (President Donald Trump, Aug.15, 2018.) “Cuba is not a threat to the United States…They don’t implicate our national security in any way…The government of Cuba has not provided any support for international terrorism during the preceding six-month period; and the government of Cuba has provided assurances that it will not support acts of international terrorism in the future.” (President Obama after meeting with Raul Castro in Panama and recommending that Stalinist Cuba be removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, April 14th, 2015.). Presumably the head of...
  • Nancy Pelosi is under fire, but ousting her isn't the answer

    08/18/2018 7:15:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/18/18 | Julian Zelizer
    (CNN) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is under fire. A debate has unfolded within the Democratic Party about whether she needs to go. As the Republicans ramp up a midterm campaign strategy centered around connecting Democratic candidates to an allegedly left-wing, out-of-touch coastal leader, Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin report in The New York Times that a growing number in the party think it's time for the former House speaker to go. US Rep. Seth Moulton, a Democrats from Massachusetts, said: "It's far better for her to graciously step down before the election, so that Republicans can't use that...
  • Former CIA Director John Brennan’s brief for dismantling democracy

    08/18/2018 7:11:18 PM PDT · by TexasKamaAina · 40 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | August 18, 2018 | Joseph Kisore
    Following Trump’s decision Wednesday to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance, the former CIA chief has emerged as the chief spokesman of the anti-Trump faction of the ruling class. It is an altogether fitting position. Brennan embodies the criminality and authoritarian disposition of the military-intelligence apparatus, which is the driving force behind the opposition within the state to the Trump administration.
  • DiGenova: If Hillary Won, We Would Know Nothing About FBI Bias, Handling of Dossier

    08/18/2018 6:53:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/17/18
    Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova said that a Hillary Clinton victory in 2016 would have been "extremely detrimental to the rule of law," responding to new revelations about the Trump-Russia dossier. DiGenova said that if Clinton won, "we would know [nothing]" about the handling of Christopher Steele's dossier and alleged bias within the FBI during the Clinton email probe and Trump-Russia investigation. According to emails reported last week, former British spy Steele kept in close contact with Justice Department official Bruce Ohr even after the FBI cut ties with Steele as a source.
  • Mattis: A Security Clearance Is Granted on an ‘As-Needed Basis’

    08/18/2018 6:31:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2018 | Kristina Wong
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis expressed solidarity with President Trump’s stripping of former Obama CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance earlier this week. “All I can tell you is, I have taken security clearances away from people in my previous time in uniform, and a security clearance is something that is granted on an as-needed basis,” he told Pentagon reporters traveling with him in South America on Friday. The comment came in response to a question on what he thought about former intelligence officials denouncing the president for stripping Brennan’s security clearance. Earlier this week, retired Navy Adm. Bill McRaven published...
  • Important Ruling! FBI Must Reveal Efforts to Verify the Steele Dossier

    08/18/2018 6:00:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Independent sentinel ^ | August 18,2018 | S.Noble
    In January, Mehta concurred with the FBI’s decision to not disclose the existence of any records containing the agency’s efforts to verify the dossier. He ruled that Trump’s tweets about the dossier didn’t require the FBI and other intelligence agencies to act on records requests. “But then the ground shifted,” writes Mehta of Trump declassifying the House memos. “As a result of the Nunes and Schiff Memos, there is now in the public domain meaningful information about how the FBI acquired the Dossier and how the agency used it to investigate Russian meddling.” “It remains no longer logical nor plausible...
  • Uproar over ‘wacky’ plan to start baby boom in China by taxing adults under 40

    08/18/2018 5:58:56 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    A proposal to tax all working adults aged under 40 – with the money going to a “reproduction fund” to reward families who have more than one child – has caused uproar in China. The idea was the most controversial among a series of measures floated by two academics from prestigious Nanjing University in an article published by Communist Party mouthpiece Xinhua Daily on Tuesday. It comes amid a nationwide campaign to encourage people to have more children – a drastic turnaround after a one-child policy that lasted nearly four decades and only ended three years ago – as Beijing...
  • MUELLER CLAIMS GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS HINDERED RUSSIA PROBE, RECOMMENDS SIX MONTHS JAIL SENTENCE

    08/18/2018 5:31:50 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/18/2018 | Chuck Ross
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is asking a federal judge to sentence George Papadopoulos to up to six months in jail and is accusing the former Trump campaign adviser of impeding the government’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election by lying to the FBI during an interview in early 2017. “The defendant’s crime was serious and caused damage to the government’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election,” Mueller wrote in a court filing submitted late Friday to a judge in Washington, D.C. “The government respectfully submits that a sentence of incarceration, within the applicable Guidelines range...