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  • There’s a right way for Fortress California to hunker down

    01/22/2017 4:04:27 PM PST · by Mariner · 9 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 22nd, 2017 | By the Editorial Board
    Saturday’s extraordinary protest marches notwithstanding, California greets President Donald Trump with a fresh eye and high hopes that he will soon earn the benefit of the doubt. But it’s not for nothing that Golden State Democrats have spent the past three months girding for chaos. We extended health insurance to millions under the Affordable Care Act. Trump and the Republican Congress have vowed to dismantle it and replace it with – well, they haven’t yet said what. We are the sixth largest player in the global economy. Trump has vowed to end the North American Free Trade Agreement and bashed...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Whatever Trump does, Dreamers likely to be deported soon

    01/22/2017 3:57:08 PM PST · by Mariner · 55 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 22nd, 2017 | By Franco Ordoñez
    WASHINGTON - Young immigrants currently protected from deportation will be quickly removed from the country by President Donald Trump’s plan to boost deportations, even if the new president doesn’t target them directly, according to a former senior immigration official in the Obama administration. Democratic leaders and advocates within the immigration community are bracing for Trump on Monday to eliminate several of Obama’s executive actions on immigration, including the deferred action program, known as DACA, that protects an estimated 750,000 immigrants brought here illegally as children. Trump is not expected to immediately launch raids targeting the students, but fears among so-called...
  • Trump nomination to lead State (Tillerson) picks up support in Senate

    01/22/2017 2:21:47 PM PST · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 22, 2917 | Anne Flaherty, AP
    Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil executive with close business ties to Russia, saw his prospects of becoming secretary of state brighten Sunday after gaining the support of two influential Republican senators who had wavered on the nomination. “Though we still have concerns about his past dealings with the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin, we believe that Mr. Tillerson can be an effective advocate for U.S. interests,” Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in a statement.
  • There Ain’t 17 Intelligence Agencies

    01/22/2017 1:47:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    The Russians are coming. The Russians are coming. This all started when Hillary Clinton reversed what Barack Obama had started four years earlier in a debate with Mitt Romney who actually stated the Russians were a problem. The only thing is that she stated that all 17 intelligence agencies agreed that the Russians had hacked the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Though technically correct there are “17” intelligence agencies, Ms. Clinton knows that these agencies “agreeing” is a hoax. My initial reaction to the statement was a logical and rational one. I stated Mr. Trump should have replied to her: “Why...
  • Team Trump up and running: Ivanka looks on as husband Jared Kushner gets sworn in alongside senior

    01/22/2017 1:42:51 PM PST · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1/22/17 | Regina F. Graham and Nikki Schwab
    full title..............................Team Trump up and running: Ivanka looks on as husband Jared Kushner gets sworn in alongside senior staff members including Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway at the White House ..................Trump held his first swearing in ceremony inside the East Room Sunday Before the ceremony, Trump shared he received a 'beautiful' letter from former President Barack Obama that was left for him inside Oval Office Trump told his top advisers that they are in the White House not to 'help ourselves' but to 'devote ourselves to the national good' In total, 30 senior staff members were sworn in by Vice...
  • Donald Trump may have broken the law after deleting misspelled tweet from his personal account (Tr.)

    01/22/2017 1:38:13 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-21-2017 | Forrest Hanson
    Donald Trump might have violated US law on his first full day as President of the United States. Trump posted to both his personal account and the official @POTUS account throughout the day but deleted one particular tweet from his personal account - a potential violation of the Presidential Records Act. On Saturday morning, he tweeted: 'I am honered to serve you, the great American People, as your 45th President of the United States!' Thousands poked fun at his incorrect spelling of the word 'honored' and within minutes the tweet was deleted and a new one went up with the...
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (1/22/17 to 1/28/17))

    01/22/2017 12:51:02 PM PST · by DollyCali · 171 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | January 22, 2017 | DollyCali
  • Ready to Fight: Emergency Call with MoveOn.org, Indivisible, and Working Families Party

    01/22/2017 12:47:12 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    Move on.org ^ | Sunday, January 22, 8 p.m. ET (7 CT/6 MT/5 PT)
    Can you join? Enter your information on the right and you will receive a phone call when the call begins. (Posted so we can swamp it with fake email addresses and fake phone number)
  • The D.C. Women's March - The Dominance of the Godless American Woman

    Today there are absolutely no shortages of godless women in our post Judeo/Christian American culture as we have seen with the Washington D.C."women's" march. These women occupy all of society’s genres from politics to Hollywood, from the music industry to the fashion world, from the faculty lounge to the masses. They are very out spoken and preach a subtle - yet tyrannical - delusion of liberation and freedom by the application and adherence of lawlessness, immorality, tolerance and political correctness; none of which can bring TRUE fulfillment but only tyranny (Rom. 1:18-32, Gal. 6:7-8). Since the sixties, the women of...
  • Obama administration chose not to act on pardon request in Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion case

    01/22/2017 12:21:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | January 20, 2017 | Rebecca Kheel
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who faces court-martial on a charge of desertion after walking away from his base in Afghanistan and spending five years in militant captivity, sought and failed to receive a presidential pardon by President Barack Obama before he left office, according to Bergdahl’s attorney Eugene Fidell. The attorney acknowledged the effort Friday after Berghdahl’s legal team filed a new motion to dismiss the Army’s case against their client, citing past harsh rhetoric against Bergdahl by newly sworn-in President Trump. The New York Times previously reported the pardon effort was considered, but Bergdahl’s legal team...
  • Pres Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood

    01/22/2017 12:17:29 PM PST · by NYer · 57 replies
    Life News ^ | January 20, 2017 | STEVEN ERTELT
    FULL TITLE: President Donald Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood A new report out today indicates President Donald Trump will sign an executive order to defund International Planned Parenthood. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Most pro-life Americans are anxiously awaiting Congress to pass a bill to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. While that defunding legislation concerns the domestic-based Planned Parenthood abortion corporation, president Trump has the ability to put in place an executive order that would revoke funding for its International affiliate.When pro-abortion former President Barack Obama took office, Obama overturned a policy that prevented funding of...
  • Trump may not enforce individual health insurance mandate: aide

    01/22/2017 12:16:41 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 47 replies
    Rooters ^ | January 22, 2017
    The Trump administration may no longer enforce a rule requiring individual Americans to carry health insurance or pay a penalty if they do not, a senior White House official said on Sunday Speaking on ABC's "This Week" program, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, said President Donald Trump "may stop enforcing the individual mandate." Separately, on CBS' "Face the Nation" show, she reiterated Republican promises that no one would lose their health insurance under Obamacare while a replacement is being developed.
  • One lesson from Trump: Focus on own citizens

    01/22/2017 12:13:52 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Pioneer, Ideal Media ^ | Sunday, January 22, 2017 | Swapan Dasgupta
    There is a cynical expectation, at least among the global punditry, that wise politicians employ any expedient rhetoric to win elections and that, once victorious, do precious little to unsettle a cosy consensus. There was a quiet expectation in some quarters that the 45th President of the United States would do precisely that. Even after he made a joke of the entire polling industry and beat Hilary Clinton on November 8, there was a belief that Donald Trump should be allowed his indulgences -- such as engaging with Taiwan and describing NATO as 'obsolete' -- till his inauguration on January...
  • Gigapixil: THE INAUGURATION OF DONALD J TRUMP (interactive pic of crowd)

    01/22/2017 12:07:58 PM PST · by Syncro · 54 replies
    cnn ^ | Jan 22, 2017 | CNN
    This picture is interactive, you can move it to see the entire crowd.Link Chris Wallace (and Bret Bair too IIRC) showed the pic taken some time before the actual inauguration to make it look like Trump had a small crowd.
  • White House confirms relocation of US Israel embassy to Jerusalem

    01/22/2017 11:40:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Business Standard ^ | January 23, 2017 | ANI
    In a highly controversial move, President of the United States Donald Trump will on Monday announce to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The White House has confirmed that Donald Trump's team is in the "beginning stages" of a plan to relocate US Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. An Israeli news outlet earlier reported an anonymous source as saying the announcement on America's embassy moving from Tel Aviv would be made by a member of Trump administration on Monday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to speak with Trump by telephone on Sunday regarding the move....
  • The Inaugural Address -- by President Donald John Trump, January 20, 2017, transcript

    01/22/2017 11:32:53 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The White House ^ | January 20, 2017 | President Donald J. Trump
    Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done. Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to...
  • Bracken sends (America Under Siege: Civil War 2017)

    01/22/2017 11:27:15 AM PST · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | January 22, 2017 | Matt Bracken
    Folks, don’t miss the video by Trevor Loudon I sent earlier and I’ll resend now. I consider my you my patriot brothers, and I consider this a very serious and possibly rapidly escalating situation. Seriously, please study this video closely. If you want to pass along any of this missive, fine by me. I see January 2017 as a 1969 repeat in many ways. After 1968 and RFK/MLK, LBJ failed to hand off to HHH, and when RMN was elected, Mr. Ayers went from SDS to WU. Now with DJT instead of HRC, the same shift is happening, I have...
  • McCain: I Couldn't Have Picked a Better Team

    01/22/2017 11:17:07 AM PST · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 1/22/17 | newsmax
    Sen. John McCain on Sunday praised President Donald Trump's national security selections, declaring "I couldn't have picked a better team." In an interview with ABC News' "This Week," the Arizona Republican also said he intended to vote to confirm Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "I have the utmost confidence in General [James] Mattis, General [Michael] Flynn, General [John] Kelly, Dan Coates," McCain said of Trump's Defense Secretary, national security adviser, Homeland Security Secretary and director of national intelligence, respectively. "I couldn't have picked a better team. So I'm confident that he'll listen to them and be guided by them."
  • ACLJ Obtains Documents on Eve of President Obama Leaving Office Showing Collusion with...

    01/22/2017 10:06:33 AM PST · by blueyon · 14 replies
    ACLJ ^ | 1/20/17 | Jay Sekulow
    "ACLJ Obtains Documents on Eve of President Obama Leaving Office Showing Collusion with the Clinton Foundation on Attempted Closure of GITMO" Last night, less than 24 hours before President Obama left office, we obtained critical documents exposing collusion between President Obama’s State Department, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s senior staff, and the Clinton Foundation on the closure of the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO). As we explained before: Our friends at Judicial Watch uncovered key emails that showed requests for special treatment. Our FOIA requests take the next step: What happened next? Here’s a summary of what...
  • Gigapixel: The Inauguration Of Donald Trump

    01/22/2017 9:56:49 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 22 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 1-21-17
    Click the link for an interactive view of the inauguratiopn Of Donald Trump Shows the real crowd size on the Washington Mall More info here: http://tinyurl.com/Trump-Crowd-Size Definitive CNN Gigapixel Image of Crowd During Trump Inauguration Speech Confirms Sean Spicer Correct…
  • Official America First Energy Plan embraces $50 trillion in uptapped shale oil and gas

    01/22/2017 9:54:18 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 13 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | January 21, 2017 | Brian Wang
    The White House has issued an America First energy Plan: An America First Energy Plan * Goal lower cost of energy * deregulate energy * they embrace shale oil and gas revolution to bring jobs and prosperity to millions of Americans. We must take advantage of the estimated $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, especially those on federal lands that the American people own. We will use the revenues from energy production to rebuild our roads, schools, bridges and public infrastructure. * wants clean coal technology * will focus EPA on fighting air and water pollution
  • Trump White House vows it won’t coddle ‘the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter’

    01/22/2017 9:39:27 AM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/20/17 | Matt Zapotosky
    On the campaign trail, Donald Trump cast himself as a law-and-order candidate who would always have the backs of local police, though he wouldn’t meddle in their affairs. On Friday, the White House website revealed that promise would be a pillar of his administration. Under the heading, “Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community,” the Trump administration promised a reduction in violent crime, a border wall to keep out illegal immigrants and “more law enforcement, more community engagement, and more effective policing.” The administration hinted at a crackdown on protests — “Our job is not to make life more comfortable...
  • Trump's Speech affirms promises, Trump's plan for Mid East [radio]

    01/22/2017 9:13:14 AM PST · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 21, 2017 | USA Transnational Report
    President Donald J. Trump Our Final Show…. LIVE Saturday (1/21) 8 AM EST On Friday, Donald J. Trump will be sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States of America. During the darkest days of the Obama administration, it was at times hard to believe that the system could be overcome. But America came together once more to elect a fiercely patriotic man who loves this country, and has vowed to “Make America Great Again!” We at the USA Transnational Report could not be happier! This Saturday, we’ll bring you the latest news about Trump’s cabinet nominees,...
  • Obama Admits Collusion Between Clinton Foundation And Obama State Department

    01/22/2017 8:28:17 AM PST · by davikkm · 44 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Pamela Williams
    Obama takes a parting shot at Hillary Clinton during his last night as President. He admits to the American Center of Law and Justice that his State Department worked with the Clinton Foundation to secure a position as a “favor.” I guess Obama truly wanted to do the right thing before he left office. Many thought he would pardon Clinton, but he chose not to do that. Further, he chose to reveal this information of collusion between his State Department and the Clinton Foundation. We all knew it was happening, but now we have the outgoing President of the United...
  • Secret Service WILL investigate Madonna after singer says she wants to BLOW UP the White House

    01/22/2017 8:02:20 AM PST · by EBH · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/22/2017 | ANNA HOPKINS and ANNETA KONSTANTINIDES
    The Secret Service has reportedly said it will open an investigation into Madonna after the singer told the Women's March on Washington that she had thought about 'blowing up the White House'. Donning a black p***yhat, the music icon caused controversy by dropping the F-bomb four times, sparking a slew of apologies from broadcasters airing the protest live. She went on to speak of her rage at the election result, telling the crowd she had thought a lot about 'blowing up the White House' but knew that it 'wouldn't change anything'. According to the Gateway Pundit, a spokesman for the...
  • New US Ambassador to Live in Jerusalem, Palestinians Furious

    01/22/2017 7:47:38 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 31 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Sunday, January 22, 2017 | Israel Today Staff
    The new US Ambassador to Israel under President Donald Trump will reside and work in Jerusalem, even if the embassy is still officially in Tel Aviv. David Friedman is yet to receive Senate approval for his new posting, but has already confirmed that he’ll spend most of his time in Israel’s real capital.
  • Schumer ready to leave Supreme Court seat open

    01/22/2017 7:40:41 AM PST · by ColdOne · 128 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/22/17 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday that he is prepared to leave open the ninth seat on the Supreme Court. “If the nominee is not bipartisan and mainstream, we absolutely will keep the seat open,” Schumer told CNN’s “State of the Union.” ADVERTISEMENT The Supreme Court vacancy has been open since last February, when Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away. Schumer said he is prepared to fight "tooth and nail" should Trump not choose a mainstream nominee.
  • McConnell predicts Senate will confirm every Trump Cabinet nominee [Healthcare: Power to States]

    01/22/2017 7:37:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/22/17 10:00 AM | Sarah Westwood
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Sunday that Republicans in his chamber would confirm all of President Trump's remaining Cabinet nominees, even though the GOP has struggled to overcome Democratic roadblocks and confirmed only two nominees so far.
  • Obama Official Issues Ammunition Ban for Federal Lands on Last Day in Office

    01/22/2017 7:33:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 20, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, an Obama appointee, ordered a new ammunition ban for certain federal lands on Thursday–his last full day in office. The ban, which took effect immediately, eliminates the use of lead-based ammunition on federal lands like national parks and wildlife refuges, as well as any other land administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service. The ban is expected to have a major impact on much of the hunting that takes place on federal lands across the United States as lead-based ammunition is widely legal and used throughout the country. Ashe said the order...
  • Secret Service eyes Madonna after star threatens to blow up White House during Women's March on DC

    01/22/2017 7:11:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 01/22/2017 | By Kenya Sinclair
    LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Like many celebrities, Madonna spoke candidly without fear of repercussions. She began by asking the crowd, "Are you ready to shake up the world?" Her question was met with thousands of voices crying in unison, "Yes!" "Welcome to the revolution of love," she continued, "to the rebellion, to our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny where not just women are in danger, but all marginalized people - where being uniquely different, right now, may truly be considered a crime. "It took this horrific moment of darkness for us to wake...
  • Reporter Wars: My Secrecy Battles With Federal Government (Sharyl Attkisson)

    01/22/2017 7:10:39 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    SharylAttkisson,com ^ | January 21, 2017 | Sharyl Attkisson
    <p>I just filed my latest appeal to the FBI’s improper withholding of my FBI file.</p> <p>You may not know it, but every American citizen–even a lowly reporter–is entitled to see his FBI file, if one exists. Under Freedom of Information (FOI) law, the government is allowed to redact bits of information from the file if it affects national security or an ongoing investigation, but the government must provide reasons for any such redactions and disclose the rest of the file. The FBI has refused to do this in my case.</p>
  • Trump returns Churchill bust to the Oval Office

    01/22/2017 6:44:35 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/20/17 | Gabby Morrongiello
    President Trump has returned a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to the Oval Office, which had been removed by his predecessor in 2009. *snip* A spokesperson for British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed last week that Trump had personally asked if England would loan the bust of Churchill to the U.S. once he took office.
  • Donald Trump Is Sworn In as President, Capping His Swift Ascent

    01/22/2017 6:35:35 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAN. 20, 2017 | By PETER BAKER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — Donald John Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, ushering in a new era that he vowed would shatter the established order and reverse a national decline that he called “this American carnage.” In a ceremony that capped a remarkable rise to power, Mr. Trump presented himself as the leader of a populist uprising to restore lost greatness. He outlined a dark vision of an America afflicted by “the ravages” of economic dislocation and foreign exploitation, requiring his can-do approach to turn around. “I will fight for you with every breath in...
  • Security Is Job No. 1

    01/22/2017 5:59:46 AM PST · by randita · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/17 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Say this much for Washington: The Swamp knows how to do pageantry. Beginning on Thursday afternoon at Arlington National Cemetery, the solemn and joyful rituals of a presidential inauguration overwhelmed the clown show — on Capitol Hill, where brickbats aimed at Trump’s cabinet nominees left marks mainly on the Democrats who hurled them, and on the streets, where the radical Left’s tantrums couldn’t even sour the mood, much less spark the revolution. As Donald J. Trump became the 45th president of the United States, American pride in peaceful transfers of power, so historically remarkable, seemed to melt away the rancor....
  • ESPN/Disney Offers Their Social Media Sites as Platform for Leftist Activists at Women’s March

    01/22/2017 5:53:17 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-21-2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    ESPNW, the site which focuses on women’s sports, has apparently also decided to start focusing on women’s political activism. ESPNW chose Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day to tweet out a call for people participating in Saturday’s Women’s March to share their stories with the “sports” network:The organizers of the Women’s March are radical leftists who have billed the march as an effort to support every leftist initiative under the sun. Here’s how Women’s March co-chair Carmen Perez describes the purpose of the march, “We are coming here so that we could show this new administration that we’re not going anywhere, right?...
  • Kerry at women's march: 'We're not going backwards'

    01/22/2017 1:36:02 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8AQzvUgH84 Former US Secretary of State John Kerry joined the "Women's March on Washington" together with his dog. Joining the women who worked in the White House under Obama, Kerry is the only member of former US President Barack Obama's Cabinet to have joined the march. .....
  • President Trump Remarks at the Central Intelligence Agency [22:23 full video]

    01/22/2017 1:34:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 1/21/17 | Donald J Trump
    President Trump spoke to employees in the lobby of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters in Langley, Virginia. It was his first event on his first full day as president.
  • Donald Trump plans new deal for Britain as Theresa May becomes first foreign leader to meet (tr)

    01/21/2017 11:14:48 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 21, 2017 | Christopher Hope and Ben Riley-Smith
    Donald Trump plans new deal for Britain as Theresa May becomes first foreign leader to meet new president since inauguration Donald Trump is planning a new deal for Britain this week as Theresa May becomes the first foreign leader to meet him since the inauguration... The new relationship - which comes with both countries redefining their roles in the world - is due to be cemented with a state visit for Mr Trump in the summer. The US President’s team has made clear he wants a “full Monty” visit that will eclipse the trips of his predecessors in pomp and...
  • Donald Trump’s Bodyguard Has Fake Arms For This Reason

    01/21/2017 11:57:10 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    After yesterday’s presidential inauguration, many members of the military and law enforcement community noticed something very unusual about one of Trump’s bodyguards. The secret service agent, who happens to bear an uncanny resemblance to Hitman Agent 47, seemed to have very stiff arms that were in an unusual resting position. donald trump bodyguard fake arms Upon further review of video and images, they noticed his hands stayed in that exact same position for hours. 16113891_1393678487343640_8973538795868892585_n The conclusion they reached, was that he did indeed have tactical fake arms. Take a look at the video and you can even see how...
  • Doesn’t look like Obama has any interest in pardoning Hillary

    01/21/2017 10:18:25 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jan. 18, 2017 | John Crudele
    Hillary Clinton has just a few hours left to secure a pardon from President Obama. After that, she takes her chances with whatever the mercurial Donald Trump has in store for her. Obama has pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 1,000 people — in fact, he’s the most forgiving president in history. And while Hillary has until noon Friday to get a pardon for any crimes she may have committed, Obama as of noon Wednesday does not intend to pardon Madame Secretary. Why not? One reason: He probably doesn’t like her very much. The two were opponents for...
  • Trump Issues Executive Order Scaling Back Parts of Obamacare

    01/21/2017 10:07:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    ny times ^ | January 20, 2017 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — In his first executive order, President Trump on Friday directed government agencies to scale back as many aspects of the Affordable Care Act as possible, moving within hours of being sworn in to fulfill his pledge to eviscerate Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The one-page order, which Mr. Trump signed in a hastily arranged Oval Office ceremony shortly before departing for the inaugural balls, gave no specifics about which aspects of the law it was targeting. But its broad language gave federal agencies wide latitude to change, delay or waive provisions of the law that they deemed...
  • Trump White House tells agencies to halt regulations

    01/21/2017 9:58:50 PM PST · by catnipman · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    President Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, issued a memo Friday night telling federal agencies to not issue any more regulations. Hours after his boss was sworn into office, Priebus told the agencies not to send any regulation to the Federal Register until the rule is reviewed and approved by the new president's appointed agency head. Any rule that’s already been sent to the Office of the Federal Register but not yet published must be withdrawn, the order says. For rules that were published in the last 60 days, Priebus told agencies to publish a notice to delay the effective...
  • Donald Trump speech at CIA memorial risks fueling intelligence feud

    01/21/2017 9:53:14 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/21/2017 | Some Moron
    Donald Trump may have thrown fuel on to his feud with the Central Intelligence Agency, through what he apparently intended as a peace offering. Traveling to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia in what the White House pointed out was Trump’s first official act in office, Trump stood before the agency’s memorial to its dead officers and delivered an often self-referential and highly political speech that included an untruthful claim that his inauguration was better attended than those of Barack Obama.
  • Trump’s WhiteHouse.Gov Disappears Civil Rights, Climate Change, LGBT Rights

    01/21/2017 9:52:58 PM PST · by catnipman · 49 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/20/2017 | Justin Miller
    The minute Donald Trump was sworn into office, the White House’s web site changed—dramatically. WhiteHouse.gov immediately wiped pages on LGBT rights, civil rights, climate change, and health care from its “issues” section after Donald Trump took the oath of office.
  • Trump Signs Executive Order Curbing Obamacare

    01/21/2017 9:44:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 20, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    Hours after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump followed up on his campaign pledge to start chipping away at Obamacare and curb federal regulations. Trump signed an executive order Friday evening in the Oval Office “to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition to repeal and replace,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus also sent a memo titled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” to block all pending regulations under review but not yet in the Federal Register. The new president’s goal is to repeal the Affordable Care Act, better...
  • Most protesters arrested Inauguration Day will face felony rioting charges, federal prosecutors say

    01/21/2017 9:39:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 21, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Most of the approximately 230 protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will be charged with felony rioting, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the offense is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The office said most of those arrested will be released without having to post bail and must return to court in February....
  • Congratulations, President Trump! Now what? Reversing the ostrich complex

    01/21/2017 9:38:29 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | JANUARY 21, 2017 | COL. JOE MARTIN
    “ISIL [The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant] is not ‘Islamic.’” – President Barack Obama[1]“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” – Joseph Goebbels[2]Why does our government recoil “at the notion that we might actually want to scrutinize an ideology that fuels anti-American militarism”?[3] The purge of “Islam,” “jihad,” “sharia,” and other related words from our National Security documents, counter-terrorism training, and intelligence analysis is eerily reminiscent of the warning George Orwell described in his seminal work – 1984.[4] “The purpose of Newspeak was…to make all other modes...
  • New White House look: Trump gives the Oval Office a makeover

    01/21/2017 9:37:39 PM PST · by digger48 · 62 replies
    WISH ^ | January 21, 2017 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It took just a few hours for President Donald Trump to give the Oval Office a makeover, including some fresh gold trim. There were changes from floor to ceiling as the White House brought reporters into the Oval Office on Friday evening for the first time since Trump became president at noon. He was signing an executive order and other paperwork in his first major acts as president. Gone was the giant, circular “quote rug” that took up most of the room when Barack Obama was in charge, featuring quotes attributed to former presidents lining the perimeter....
  • Nielsen: 31 million viewers saw Trump’s swearing-in

    01/21/2017 9:32:58 PM PST · by digger48 · 35 replies
    WISH ^ | January 21, 2017 | ap
    NEW YORK (AP) — Nielsen estimates 31 million viewers watched TV coverage of President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. That audience total, measuring continuous coverage by 12 broadcast and cable networks, soundly beat the 20.6 million who viewed President Barack Obama’s second inauguration in 2013. But a president’s second swearing-in typically logs a drop-off in viewership. Obama’s first inauguration in 2009 was seen by 37.8 million people. Fox News Channel was by far the most-watched network of all, cable or broadcast, with 8.43 million viewers. Cable rivals CNN had 2.46 million and MSNBC had 1.35 million. NBC was the most-watched...
  • Spicer accuses media of ‘false reporting’ in fiery briefing

    01/21/2017 9:20:10 PM PST · by granite · 53 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published January 21, 2017 | FoxNews.com
    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer angrily accused the media Saturday of “false reporting” on the inauguration as part of what he called a “shameful” attempt to minimize enthusiasm for President Trump, beginning his tenure as the administration’s top spokesman on a combative note. Spicer summoned the press to the briefing room at the end of Trump’s first full day in office to specifically condemn two pieces of reporting – a reporter’s erroneous claim, since retracted, that an MLK bust was removed from the Oval Office; and photos appearing to show light crowds at Friday’s inauguration. Spicer called the former...