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  • Starbucks Opposed Trump by Hiring 10,000 'Refugees'... Now It's Paying a Big Price For It

    02/23/2017 5:14:15 PM PST · by montag813 · 44 replies
    TRN ^ | 02/23/2017 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsPresident Donald J. Trump in January signed an executive order to freeze immigration from 7 countries (identified by the Obama Administration itself in a 2011 order) from which ISIS fighters have snuck into Western countries disguised as “refugees.” The left-wing immediately announced its violent opposition to Trump's reasonable, completely legal plan, launching a legal challenge, andf temporarily snarling the order in the courts. But some companies publicly went against the new President, expressing their support for Muslim "refugees." The most prominent company to do this was coffee giant Starbucks, whose CEO Howard Schultz, a strong...
  • The Plight of the Parasites

    02/23/2017 5:09:34 PM PST · by RightGeek · 4 replies
    The Z Blog ^ | 2/23/2017 | thezman
    Probably since the dawn of settled society, there have been people who found some way to live off the labor of others. Even hunter-gatherer populations had some freeloading, as some members of the group would be less productive than others. Settled society made freeloading a bit easier. Settled life required rules, which required enforcement and that meant government. Even the most streamlined administrations had extras and hangers-on, who figured out how to game the system so they could get paid to do nothing.In modern America, government is a form of workfare for the most part. There are roughly 2.8 million...
  • Ted Cruz Says Another SCOTUS Vacancy Is Just Months Away

    02/23/2017 5:00:40 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/23/2017
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz anticipates another vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court will arise in a matter of months. “I think we’ll have another Supreme Court vacancy this summer,” Cruz said at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. “If that happens, as much as the left is crazy now, they will go full Armageddon meltdown because the next vacancy is where we’ll have the ability to act and restore basic constitution protections.” Though Cruz was not more specific, as a former law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist, he enjoys access to a network of former clerks privy to the...
  • Trump administration plans crackdown on recreational marijuana

    02/23/2017 5:00:00 PM PST · by Mariner · 33 replies
    McClatchy DC via Sacramento Bee ^ | February 23rd, 2017 | By Anita Kumar and Rob Hotakainen
    WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s administration said on Thursday for the first time that it will crack down on marijuana sales in states that have approved recreational pot use. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the Department of Justice will pursue enforcement of federal law against recreational use, but not medical use. The statement marked a major break with the Obama administration’s hands-off approach to the growing marijuana legalization movement. “I do believe that you’ll see greater enforcement,” Spicer told reporters at his daily briefing. “Because again there’s a big difference between the medical use … that’s very different than...
  • Trump Executive Orders Simply Enforce Immigration Law

    02/23/2017 4:46:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now to immigration. “The Department of Homeland Security to Expedite deportation proceedings by not using Judges.” This is in The Daily Caller today. “With immigration courts reaching a record backlog in 2016, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly ordered Monday that illegal immigrants who have been in the U.S. for less than two years should be allowed to be deported without a court hearing. … ‘It is in the national interest to detain and expeditiously remove from the United States aliens apprehended at the border, who have been ordered removed after consideration and denial of their claims for relief...
  • Le Pen Extends Lead in French Presidential Polls

    02/23/2017 4:02:59 PM PST · by davikkm · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    Front National leader Marine Le Pen has extended her lead in polling for the French Presidential elections, and is now comfortably placed to win the first round of voting. The BVA-Salesforce poll published Thursday gave Le Pen on 27 per cent of the vote in the first round of the election, due to take place on 23 April, up 2.5 percentage points from the last time the poll was conducted in early February. A second poll by Harris International showed similar results placing Le Pen on 25 percent, four points clear of Francois Fillon (Les Republicains) and five ahead of...
  • Trump approval rating climbs 5% in a week.

    02/23/2017 3:03:06 PM PST · by davikkm · 34 replies
    Rasmussen has had Trump's approval steady at 52%-55%
  • The Opening Monologue: Poll on the Economy, Boehner, Mnuchin, Trump’s Cabinet — and More

    02/23/2017 2:53:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, this one had to be a tough one for CNN to report. They’ve got some polling data on what people think of the economy out there. Just saw it up there. Sixty-one percent of Americans report feeling very good about the economy. Thirty-seven percent, no. And by the way, I think we’re back. You know, when Obama was president and he was providing stewardship over a flagging economy it was the first time in my life that the state of the economy had no impact on presidential approval numbers. Now, I think it did on the election. The...
  • POTUS Agrees To Meet w/ Jackie Evanchos Transgender Sister, 18 To Discuss Bathroom Protection

    02/23/2017 2:35:20 PM PST · by drewh · 112 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17:13 EST, 23 February 2017 | Chris Spargo
    Jackie Evancho made a public plea to President Trump asking him to rethink his decision to lift bathroom protections for transgender students 'I guess I just want to enlighten him on what my sister, what I’ve seen her go through every single day in school and people just like her,' said Jackie Jackie's sister Juliet, 18, then spoke about what she faces every day at school since she came out as transgender two years ago 'I’ve had things thrown at me. I’ve had people say pretty horrible things and the unsafe environment is just very unhealthy,' said Juliet On Thursday...
  • Returning Power to States and School Boards

    02/23/2017 2:16:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | February 23, 2017 | The Editors
    Yesterday the Trump administration preserved federalism, respected the principle of local control over local schools, and corrected one of the Obama administration’s many lawless and radical executive actions. With a simple, two-page letter, the Departments of Education and Justice withdrew and rescinded two Obama-administration letters that purported to unilaterally redefine Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Obama administration had expanded Title IX’s explicit ban on sex discrimination in federally funded educational institutions to encompass “gender identity” discrimination and then imposed intrusive “guidance” on every federally funded school in the nation, on matters ranging from pronoun usage to...
  • Montana budget picture starts shaping up amid cash shortfall

    02/23/2017 1:46:58 PM PST · by davikkm
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A budget analysis shows the work that the Montana Legislature has done so far this session would leave the state in the black financially but with about half the cash reserves that Gov. Steve Bullock wants. The preliminary analysis released Wednesday shows budget subcommittees cutting $46 million more in general fund spending than the governor’s budget proposal. The state would have $159 million in reserves in 2019, compared with the $300 million cushion Bullock is seeking.
  • America First – Production and Manufacturing…

    02/23/2017 1:36:18 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 23, 2017 | Sundance
    REMINDER – One of the larger hurdles President Trump faces is a need to re-educate an entire generation on a fundamentally new vision of the U.S. economy. A return to a Pro-Main Street, goods-based, manufacturing, technology, innovation and industry driven economic model. Interestingly, many people have referenced a 1991 (25 years old) video of Donald Trump testifying before congress – as evidence of him being tuned in to political consequences of economic activity. The entire video is well worth watching because it gives you insight into a very specific moment in time as they discuss the ‘Reagan era’ 1986 tax...
  • Sweden’s Anti-Mass Migration Leader in Wall Street Journal: ‘Trump Is Right’

    02/23/2017 1:16:26 PM PST · by davikkm · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | OLIVER JJ LANE
    The leader of the poll-topping anti-mass migration Sweden Democrats (SD) party Jimmie Ĺkesson has written an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal strongly criticising those who dismissed out of hand President Trump’s remarks on the dire security and migration situation. Lamenting the rise in violence and anti-Semitism that has accompanied the migrant wave that saw Sweden take more migrants per captia than any other European nation, Mr Ĺkesson remarked that sex crimes in the country had doubled in a year. Reeling off a list of damages done to Sweden by mass migration in the opinion piece co-authored with fellow...
  • Transgender Bathroom Policies Have Led to 21 Attacks on Women: FRC

    02/23/2017 1:03:51 PM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Feb 16, 2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The conservative Family Research Council has compiled a list of 21 incidents of men assaulting or violating women's privacy in public bathrooms, warning that despite what activists claim, transgender-friendly policies do increase the risk of such crimes.
  • NYT, WaPo, Time, CNN Praise ‘Republican’ Calls for Carbon Tax [Fake News Alert]

    02/23/2017 1:00:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/23/17 | James Powers
    Columnists and editorial boards of national news outlets hope President Donald Trump will institute taxation of carbon dioxide, citing “prominent” Republican support for such “climate action.” In February, The New York Times editorial board, a Washington Post columnist, Time magazine and a CNN.com opinion columnist all ran pieces endorsing a carbon tax. Post columnist Robert Samuelson cried “two cheers for a carbon tax” in his headline. In order to sell the idea, the media used descriptions like “blue-collar climate plan” and labeled it a tax that “could win over” Trump. The general premise of a carbon tax is that energy...
  • U.S. Homeland Security employees locked out of computer networks: sources

    02/23/2017 1:00:06 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 February 2017 | Dustin Volz
    Some U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees in the Washington area and Philadelphia were unable to access some agency computer networks on Tuesday, according to three sources familiar with the matter. It was not clear how widespread the issue was or how significantly it affected daily functions at DHS, a large government agency whose responsibilities include immigration services, border security and cyber defense. In a statement, a DHS official confirmed a network outage that temporarily affected four U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) facilities in the Washington area due to an "expired DHS certificate." Reuters first reported the incident earlier...
  • NYC police head reminds officers not to help in deporting immigrants unless public safety at risk

    02/23/2017 12:32:16 PM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    abcnewsgo.com ^ | 2/23/17 | Aaron Katersky
    The Trump administration’s pursuit of unauthorized immigrants may have hit a wall in New York City. City Police Commissioner James O’Neill told officers in an internal memo that the department would not enforce administrative warrants issued by federal immigration agents. "It is critical that everyone who comes into contact with the NYPD, regardless of their immigration status, be able to identify themselves or seek assistance without hesitation, anxiety or fear," O’Neill wrote in the memo obtained by ABC News. "The NYPD does not conduct civil immigration enforcement," the memo to rank-and-file officers said. "Specifically, this department does not enforce administrative...
  • Yes, Build the Wall, But Realize That We'll Still Need Seasonal Agricultural Workers

    02/23/2017 12:27:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/23/2017 | Mark Ellis
    It was 1967. The local music store had an ink-blue Mosrite Ventures solid body electric guitar, and I wanted it badly. Cost: $500. My family was not poor, but neither could they drop five bills on one of four children. My first guitar was a $29.99 Stella acoustic from Sears. There was only one way to get the guitar of my dreams: a summer job. Complication: I had long hair, and even in the psychedelic sixties, few legitimate employers wanted that at their front counters or even their back rooms. All the head shop jobs were taken. We lived in...
  • Everyone Has It Wrong on Transgenders in Bathrooms: It's neither a threat nor a right

    02/23/2017 12:05:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/23/2017 | Walter Hudson
    "I pee with LGBT."That's the slogan adopted by a campaign against Texas Senate Bill 6, a relatively simple piece of legislation which would accomplish three straightforward objectives: Mandate that public schools and charters designate multi-occupancy bathrooms or changing facilities for members of each biological gender, Prohibit political subdivisions, such as cities and counties, from passing ordinances dictating the designation of such facilities in private venues, and  Protect businesses biding for government work from discrimination on account of their particular bathroom designation policy Pretty unassuming and even-handed stuff. Yet, from the response by critics, you might think Texas was plotting...
  • GOP Moves to Delay Obamacare Lawsuit

    02/23/2017 11:58:06 AM PST · by Eagle Forgotten · 50 replies
    U.S. News ^ | February 21, 2017 | Kimberly Leonard
    House Republicans and the Trump administration on Tuesday filed a joint motion seeking to delay lawsuit proceedings that threaten to undo President Barack Obama's health care law, the Affordable Care Act. The House v. Price suit – formerly known as House v. Burwell, as it was filed when Sylvia Mathews Burwell was health and human services secretary – has presented Republicans with one of their most straightforward routes toward fulfilling their stated desire to do away with or dismantle Obamacare. . . . . The lawsuit, first filed by House Republicans against the Obama administration in 2014, challenged whether the...
  • Lawmakers renew push for drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

    02/23/2017 11:57:00 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 23, 2017 | DAN JOLING
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski in 2001 gave a speech urging colleagues to approve oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge. The Alaska Republican held up a blank sheet of paper to illustrate his point. The field of white, he said, was all you could see each winter on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, implying that such a barren landscape would not be harmed by oil rigs. Sixteen years later, Murkowski's daughter is trying again. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is sponsoring legislation to open the refuge that takes up Alaska's northeast corner...
  • Pasadena City Manager Will Not Renew Police Agreement w/ ICE

    02/23/2017 11:56:55 AM PST · by Republic Rocker · 7 replies
    In an unexpected move which took local activists by surprise, Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell announced at Wednesday evening’s Public Safety Committee meeting that he would not execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the Pasadena Police Department and Immigration Customs Enforcement which is up for renewal. The long-standing, but only recently publicly revealed, agreement technically mandates the Pasadena Police Department to assist federal immigration authorities with “any investigation or joint operation” within the City’s borders. Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez said Sunday, however, that previous versions of the agreement have never been acted upon, and that the Police Department maintains...
  • Mexican Government Fear Both Policy and Media Optics During T-Rex and General Kelly Visit…

    02/23/2017 11:27:26 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 23, 2017 | Sundance
    The Mexican government is strongly controlling the optics of a visit today by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and DHS Secretary General John Kelly. [An upcoming press conference live stream is embedded below ] Mexico fears the projection of U.S. strength will undermine their position. President Trump is taking a hard-line approach with Mexico’s central policies that have allowed, and in many cases facilitated, vast numbers of economic migrants to travel into the U.S. Trump’s pending policies are going to be weighted heavily on the feedback he receives from T-Rex and General Kelly’s visit.
  • Not best of times for US - Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

    02/23/2017 11:07:39 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 85 replies
    BBC ^ | February 23,2017
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the US is "not experiencing the best of times" - but the "pendulum" will swing back. Speaking to BBC Newsnight in a rare interview, Justice Ginsburg reiterated the importance of the free press. "I read the Washington Post and the New York Times every day, and I think that the reporters are trying to tell the public the truth," she said. Justice Ginsburg was nominated by Bill Clinton and is regarded as a liberal. Think of what the press has done in the United States," she said citing the Watergate scandal. "That story...
  • Dallas Is About To Go Broke

    02/23/2017 11:03:57 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    One city was made wealthy by Americans' love of the car and dragged into ruin by that industry's collapse. Another got rich by being a hub for companies that provide fuel for those cars, and its economy is still booming. Yet Dallas could be the next major American city to follow Detroit into the throes of bankruptcy. Dallas Mayor Michael S. Rawlings said in November that he believes the city is "walking into the fan blades," in large part because of unsustainable pension promises made to the city's police officers and firefighters. The fund that is supposed to pay for...
  • “Protections” Is the New Liberal Word for Regulations

    Remember George Lakoff (rhymes with)? He was a wordsmith for Democrat Party. This goes back to the Clinton years, and this is a guy that had meetings with Democrats to tell them what words to use in public. “Protections” is the new word for “regulations.” Where they always used to talk about “regulations,” the Democrats are now supposed to talk about “protections.” Be it in housing, be it in any kind of business, be it environmental, it’s all now gonna be called “protections.” And right there it is (shuffling paper), in the New York Times: “President Trump appears on the...
  • VA Whistleblower Sends Urgent Letter to President Trump

    02/23/2017 10:13:10 AM PST · by blueyon · 6 replies
    DML DennisMichaelLynch ^ | 2/22/17 | A. DeSimone
    A Veteran’s Affairs (VA) “whistleblower” has reported that the VA is on the verge of throwing out “over 500,000” veteran’s applications because of errors made during the Obama administration. Scott Davis is a well-known VA whistleblower and program specialist at the VA’s National Health Eligibility Center, in Atlanta, Georgia, who has previously testified before Congress. Davis wrote an urgent letter to President Trump making the nearly-incredulous claim that, unless Trump quickly steps in to intervene, the Veteran’s Administration plans to throw out “more than 500,000” veteran’s applications in March. According to Davis, the reason the VA wants to declare the...
  • Hutch resident objects to order to move out of home with no heat, water

    02/23/2017 10:09:59 AM PST · by kathsua · 33 replies
    Hutchinson news ^ | 02/21/17 | Adam Stewart
    Rocky Cole is stuck between a rock and a hard place. The city of Hutchinson has told him he and his wife, Lisa, can’t continue living in their home because of code violations, but he is struggling to afford to make the needed changes because he is on a fixed income. He has lived in the home at 211 N. Chemical St., owned by his mother, Myrna Cole, for about 11 years, he estimated. Unable to work full-time because of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Rocky Cole relies on Social Security disability income. Because of that limited income – and because...
  • CPAC-ACU: Trump's Cabinet the most conservative, surpassing Reagan

    02/23/2017 9:55:00 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/9/17 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump has succeeded in picking the most conservative Cabinet of the modern era, and possibly ever, even besting the team put together by former President Reagan, according to a scorecard from the American Conservative Union, host of the annual CPAC convention. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp told Secrets that Trump's team, made up in part with House and Senate lawmakers graded by the group over the years, has a 91.52 percent conservative rating, significantly surpassing Reagan's by 28 points.
  • American society headed toward a breaking point

    02/23/2017 9:49:36 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    jpost ^ | 2/23/2017 | Michael Laitman
    A little over a week ago, Bill O’Reilly of The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News slammed the twisted reporting of the deportation of illegal immigrants who were convicted felons, showing how the media portrayed them as innocent “maids, moms, and shopkeepers.” He said that this exemplifies how the media coverage of President Trump is beyond biased; it is “blatant dishonesty.” Mr. O’Reilly, whose program is “routinely the highest-rated show of the three major US 24-hour cable news television channels,” concluded the item declaring, “There is a radical element [the radical left] in this country that wants to destroy it. If...
  • Boehner Says GOP Won’t Scrap Obamacare

    02/23/2017 9:46:41 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    US NEWS ^ | Febuary 23,2017 | By Darius Tahir
    Former House Speaker John Boehner made a surprising prediction on Thursday: Republicans won't "repeal and replace" Obamacare, a signature campaign pledge for years. "[Congressional Republicans are] going to fix Obamacare – I shouldn't call it repeal-and-replace, because it's not going to happen," Boehner told an Orlando health care conference, Politico reported. "I started laughing… Republicans never, ever agree on health care," the former speaker continued. "Most of the framework of the Affordable Care Act… that's going to be there," Boehner said, using the formal name for Obamacare. Boehner resigned in 2015, after a long period of disagreements with his conference's...
  • Hundreds Of Scientists Urge Trump To Pull Out Of A 25-Year-Old UN Environmental Treaty

    02/23/2017 9:43:39 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/23/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    Hundreds of scientists and policy experts sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to withdraw from a major United Nations environmental treaty ratified during the Bush administration. More than 300 eminent scientists signed the letter to Trump, delivered Thursday, arguing he should pull out of the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) because it targets carbon dioxide — a gas essential for life. CO2 “is not a pollutant but a major benefit to agriculture and other life on Earth,” reads the petition, obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Observations since the UNFCCC was written 25 years ago...
  • Is a Chuck Schumer-Elizabeth Warren feud breaking out?

    02/23/2017 8:36:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/23/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    If I were Elizabeth Warren, I would have to restrain myself to avoid responding in kind to an insult delivered by her own Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer. The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is dismissing the GOP's efforts to make Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) the face of the Democratic Party. "It's not going to work," Schumer said of the strategy, according to Politico. The publication reported that Republicans are looking for someone to drive their conservative base to donate and turn out to vote. Politico quoted GOP strategists who said Warren is viewed negatively outside the coasts, adding that she could...
  • Quinnipiac: Majority of Americans trust media more than Trump to tell them the truth, 52/37

    02/23/2017 8:32:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2017 | AllahPundit
    Noteworthy because it contradicts Fox News’s data from last week. When Fox asked registered voters whom they trusted more to tell them the truth, the Trump administration or reporters who cover the White House, they split 45/42. Less than a week later, when Quinnipiac asked voters whether they trust Trump more or the news media more to tell them the truth, the split was … 37/52. Did Trump’s credibility nosedive in the span of a week or is he right that “any negative polls are fake news”? (Spoiler: He is not right.)Note the sharply different numbers among independents in...
  • So the Fourth Circuit court just basically gutted Heller

    02/23/2017 8:30:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It looks like Neil Gorsuch is going to have his plate full when he finally takes his seat on the Supreme Court. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has been busy uprooting the Second Amendment this week, delivering a stunning opinion which essentially overturns the Heller decision without so much as a by your leave to SCOTUS. It involves a case out of Maryland where the state’s Democrats decided to ban “assault rifles” and high-capacity magazines. Apparently the idea of precedent is not something they care to have any truck with, as Charles C.W. Cook explains at National Review....
  • Repeal of Health Law Faces Obstacles in House, Not Just in Senate

    02/23/2017 8:23:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    WASHINGTON — Ever since Republicans got down to the business of repealing the Affordable Care Act, the Senate has been singled out as the likely problem. Any plan that could zoom through the House would hit roadblocks among Senate Republicans, many of whom have resisted a wholesale repeal of the health law without a robust replacement plan. But after weeks of loud protests, boisterous town hall meetings and scores of quieter meetings with health care professionals, patients, caregivers and hospital managers in their districts, it is becoming increasingly likely that a consensus in the House may be just as hard...
  • Feds paid $1 billion in Social Security benefits to individuals without SSN.

    02/22/2017 3:31:53 AM PST · by gattaca · 47 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | 02/22/2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Social Security Administration paid $1 billion in benefits to individuals who did not have a Social Security Number (SSN), according to a new audit. The agency’s inspector general found errors in the government’s documentation for representative payees, otherwise known as individuals who receive retirement or disability payments on behalf of another person who is incapable of managing the benefits themselves. The audit released Friday found thousands of cases where there was no SSN on file. Over the last decade, the agency paid $1 billion to 22,426 representative payees who "did not have an SSN, and SSA had not followed...
  • Swedish Professor:‘Anyone With Eyes’ Can See Migrants ‘Fiercely Overrepresented’ in Criminal Cases

    02/23/2017 7:37:47 AM PST · by davikkm · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Criminology Professor Leif GW Persson appeared on a Swedish television programme and backed up claims by under-investigation police officer Peter Springare that migrants are vastly overrepresented in criminal cases. Professor Persson appeared alongside the policeman on an episode of “Weekly Crime” for the Swedish broadcaster SVT and they discussed the recent comments made by U.S. President Donald Trump about the high rate of crime among migrants in Sweden. Persson totally agreed with Springare who was recently slammed for expressing the fact that most of the criminal suspects he sees in his work are from other countries. “There is a strong...
  • John McCain Makes Secret Trip to Syria in Midst of U.S. Assessment

    02/23/2017 7:34:17 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 38 replies
    WSJ ^ | Feb. 22,2017 | Dion Nissenbaum
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  • ICE crackdown: Mexican restaurants, Home Depot parking lots hardest hit

    02/23/2017 7:29:40 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 74 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Ed Straker
    President Trump's promise of increased enforcement of immigration laws is already having an effect. Mexican restaurants are experiencing a downturn of business. Cesar Rodriguez, who runs a tamale restaurant on Staten Island with his mother, says customers are staying away. On a good Sunday, the Staten Island tamale restaurant run by Cesar Rodriguez and his mother makes $3,000. Since the start of the year, it has averaged only $1,500, and this past Sunday only $700. Mr. Rodriguez, who was brought to New York when he was 13 and has temporary protection from deportation under an Obama-era program called Deferred Action...
  • Amazing! Trump Cuts US Debt by $12 Billion In His First Month

    02/23/2017 7:24:50 AM PST · by davikkm · 55 replies
    On January 20th, the day of the Trump Inauguration, the US Debt stood at $19,947 billion. On February 21st, a month later, the US Debt load stood at $19,935 billion. Trump cut the US Debt burden by $12 billion and 0.1% in his first month in office! On January 20, 2017, the US debt was $19.947 billion. On February 21, 2017, the US debt was $19,935 billion.
  • No room for you, moderates -- DNC on the verge of appointing extremist Keith Ellison as chair

    02/23/2017 7:19:36 AM PST · by 198ml · 31 replies
    CR ^ | 2/23/17 | Chris Pandolfo
    Will the Democratic Party complete its descent into madness this weekend? As the Democratic National Committee meets in Atlanta to select its next chairman, the frontrunner for the position, extremist Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., represents the leftist radical fringe’s complete takeover of the party. In a survey of DNC members, Ellison leads his nearest rival with nearly twice the support. Ellison, the first Muslim American elected to Congress, has built a coalition of support across the DNC spectrum. He is the favorite of the Bernie Sanders wing of the party while simultaneously garnering the endorsements of progressive icons such as...
  • ‘$3.75 billion investment in Israel's Leviathan gas reservoir a blow to BDS’

    02/23/2017 7:15:50 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 23, 2017 16:09 | Sharon Udasin
    The announcement Thursday that the partners of the Leviathan gas reservoir will invest $3.75 billion in its development is a devastating blow to the BDS movement, Eli Groner, director-general of the Prime Minister's Office, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. The development of Leviathan, which is scheduled to take about three years, constitutes both the largest energy project and financial investment in Israel in the country's history.
  • If You Think the BLM were Bad at Bundy Ranch, Look at what They did to this Man over this

    02/23/2017 7:15:27 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 14 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-23-2017 | Tim Brown
    In March of 2016, I reported on the Bureau of Land Management and the leader of the BLM at Bundy Ranch, Daniel P. Love, in a case from 2009 involving Indian artifacts he discovered and the wrongful death of Dr. James Redd.  Since that time, I have been in touch with the Redd family, who provided the following information.  I have asked that person to compile information pertaining to what took place with Dr. Redd.  The following bullet points, videos and information are what I obtained.  You can download this file here that are the "attachments" mentioned in the article...
  • Revenge of the Deep State

    02/23/2017 7:07:53 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    Reason ^ | February 23, 2017 | Andrew Napolitano
    Last week, The Wall Street Journal revealed that members of the intelligence community — part of the deep state, the unseen government within the government that does not change with elections — now have acquired so much data on everyone in America that they can selectively reveal it to reward their friends and harm their foes. Their principal foe today is the president of the United States.
  • NYTimes in Full Panic Mode Over Reports Trump May Designate Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist

    02/23/2017 6:35:50 AM PST · by detective · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2017 | Aaron Klein
    Shortened title. Full title: NYTimes in Full Panic Mode Over Reports Trump May Designate Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization The New York Times this week continued its month-long campaign against designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization amid reports the Trump administration is debating the possibility of issuing an executive order making such a designation. Declaring the Brotherhood a terrorist organization would add the U.S. to the growing list of nations to do so, including Muslim countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The Times’ crusade culminated in the newspaper’s publication on Wednesday of an oped written from Egyptian prison by...
  • Federal Judge Blocks Access To Redacted Hillary Clinton Emails

    02/23/2017 6:29:32 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 22, 2017 | Pranshu Rathi
    Judicial Watch, a conservative group attempting to get access to State Department records related to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, was denied permission on Tuesday after a federal judge ruled that the documents don’t indicate any evidence of government “malfeasance.” The judgment concluding that none of the redacted emails suggested any “hints of nefarious government action or motive in responding to that conduct,” came in response to a lawsuit by Judicial Watch on May 6, 2015, after it made a Freedom of Information Act request on March 17, 2015. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg, who himself reviewed the 30 disputed records,...
  • White MN Politician Accused of Racism For Running Against a Latina Councilwoman

    02/23/2017 6:28:37 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 25 replies
    heatst.com ^ | 2/20/17 | By Lukas Mikelionis
    A local politician in Minneapolis who happens to be white has been accused of racism for running against a Latina City Councilwoman. Gary Schiff is seeking to return to his old city council seat which he abandoned when he ran for mayor in 2013. He’s trying to unseat City Councilwoman Alondra Cano, the only sitting Latino member in the city’s history, in Minneapolis’ troubled 9th Ward. Susan Raffo, an area resident and well-known community leader who’s known both Schiff and Cano for many years, has penned an open letter on Facebook accusing Schiff of racism for trying to unseat a...
  • How Jesse Jackson Jr. collects $138,400 a year from the federal government

    02/23/2017 6:13:49 AM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 23 feb 2017 | Katherine Skiba
    Records from former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s divorce case show how he has been able to collect hefty benefit checks from the federal government after serving time in prison for looting hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign fund. Jackson, 51, receives about $138,400 a year — more than he made as a freshman congressman in 1995. Most of that — about $100,000 — is workers' compensation and tax-free, according to Chicago attorney Barry Schatz, who is representing Jackson in his divorce proceeding.
  • Feds Spent $50,000 Studying Bigfoot

    02/23/2017 4:56:55 AM PST · by kevcol · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 23, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Park Service is spending $50,000 researching Bigfoot, sea monsters, unexplained lights, and other paranormal activity. Kawerak Inc., a nonprofit group that serves people of Eskimo, Aleut, or American-Indian descent in the Bering Strait region between Alaska and Russia, received the grant last year. The organization illustrates its project with a picture of "Hairy Man," a mythical Bigfoot-like creature.