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  • NRA Head Compares Anti-Trump Protester Violence to Terrorism

    02/25/2017 8:33:14 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Feb. 24, 2017 | ANDREW RAFFERTY
    The head of the National Rifle Association painted anti-Donald Trump protesters as violent extremists and compared their disruptions to terrorism during a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. "Ladies and gentlemen, another definition of terrorism is violence in the name of politics," said Wayne Lapierre, executive director of the NRA. "And criminal violence has no place in political debate." Police have clashed, at times, with crowds gathered to protest the new president. But the hundreds of demonstrations that have taken place around the globe have been largely peaceful.
  • CBS Cancels ‘Doubt,’ the First Primetime Network Drama with a Transgender Series Regular

    02/24/2017 5:15:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 67 replies
    Indiewire ^ | February 24, 2017
    It took two years and two tries for “Doubt” to make the CBS lineup – but now the show has been canceled after just two weeks. The Eye network has pulled the plug on the show effective immediately; next week, CBS will air a repeat of “Bull” in the show’s Wednesday 10 p.m. (ET) time slot. The second season of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” will then slide into the spot permanently on Wednesday, March 8, following a two-hour “Survivor” premiere.
  • Are You Going To Cast A Spell On Trump?

    02/24/2017 7:36:37 AM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    elle.com ^ | Feb. 23, 2017 | Jaya Saxena
    Those who don't like Donald Trump and the current Republican administration are mobilizing in all sorts of ways. They're speaking up in town halls and calling their representatives. They're organizing protests and demonstrations. And, for the magically-inclined, they're casting spells. Starting at midnight on Friday, witches around the country are calling for a mass spell to be cast on Donald Trump every night of a waning crescent moon until he's driven from office. The spell was publicized by Michael M. Hughes, who told ELLE.com that it was tweaked from multiple spells he saw going around private witchcraft groups. He published...
  • Would Jesus Scold Trump on Refugees? Leftist commentators manipulate scripture

    02/24/2017 7:19:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/24/2017 | Peter Heck
    Who would have thought that just a month into the Trump presidency and the progressive left would be demanding our society ask itself what Jesus would do about foreign refugees? Apparently on some issues, that wall between church and state they’re always harping about is almost as porous as our southern border. But before we get caught up in appropriating Jesus to our side of a political issue, I think it is important to be wary of those who prefer selective application of Biblical principle when it comes to the great moral issues of our day. If God’s word should...
  • NBC Touts Norway as Fix for America's 'Flawed Democracy'

    02/23/2017 4:27:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 23, 2017 | 12:06 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    A hypocritical NBCNews.com article argues that America is a “flawed democracy” that can be fixed by copying the “World’s Best Democracy” — Norway. In “Norway Is the ‘World’s Best Democracy’ — We Asked Its People Why,” NBC pretends to provide an objective look at why the Economist Intelligence Unit — based in London, where the country’s parliament actually considered banning America’s president — downgraded the U.S. to a “flawed democracy” and rated Norway the best. The article doesn’t mention one reason the U.S. is a flawed democracy: it isn’t one; it’s actually a Republic. […] Feigning fairness, the article points...
  • Washington Post adopts new motto, 'democracy dies in darkness,' says it has nothing to do with Trump

    02/22/2017 4:13:15 PM PST · by pissant · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/22/17 | Byron York
    The Washington Post has a new motto, displayed right below the paper's logo on its homepage: "democracy dies in darkness." It's a new thing for the paper, which never had a motto or slogan in its 140-year history. Not through World War I, or the Great Depression, or World War II, or the Cold War, or Vietnam, or Watergate, or the War on Terror, or — or anything. Through all that time, including the period when the Post was lionized for shining light on Watergate, did the paper have a motto. But now, it is "democracy dies in darkness." The...
  • Kansas lawmakers fail to override veto of income tax hikes

    02/22/2017 3:18:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2017 5:32 PM EST | John Hanna
    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would undo his signature income tax cut and his allies prevented the Legislature from overriding him, setting up future confrontations over balancing the state budget. Less than two hours after Brownback vetoed the bill, the state House voted 85-40 to override him, giving supporters one vote more than the two-thirds majority they needed. But the vote in the Senate hours later was 24-16, which was three shy of a two-thirds majority. By not overriding the veto, lawmakers will have to draft another plan aimed at closing projected budget shortfalls totaling...
  • Canada's PM Trudeau: No, we won’t be stopping illegal border crossings. Why do you ask?

    02/22/2017 8:09:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The other day we looked at a somewhat amusing story of people illegally crossing the border from the United States into Canada. The numbers remain only a tiny trickle compared to the flow of illegal aliens coming into the United States across our southern border, but the trend should still be worrying for Canadians. Or at least so you would think. This is not a view shared by the country’s prime minister it seems. When pressed by reporters, Justin Trudeau said that he has no intention of stopping people coming into his nation illegally. (Newsweek) Canada will continue to...
  • Swiss army wants to recruit more women

    02/22/2017 5:59:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 22 February 2017 11:03 CET+01:00
    Increasing the number of women recruits would be “beneficial” to the Swiss army, a top commander has said. “For me, it would be desirable if we could significantly increase the proportion of women in the medium term,” said Corps Commander Daniel Baumgartner in an interview with Neue Zürcher Zeitung published on Wednesday. “Women think and act differently. That would be good for the army,” he added. While Baumgartner did not suggest that compulsory military service should be extended to women, he said a compulsory ‘information day’ should be introduced where women can find out about the opportunities the army could...
  • Ellison holds edge in DNC race

    02/22/2017 5:39:35 AM PST · by yoe · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2017 | Ben Kamisar and Owen Eagan
    As Democrats head to Atlanta this weekend to vote on their party’s next chair, the race to lead the Democratic National Committee chair is coming down to its two leading candidates. Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) has the edge over former Labor secretary Tom Perez in The Hill’s new survey of DNC members. But while both men claim they are close to securing commitments from the majority of the 447 voting members, neither candidate is assured victory.
  • Michael Moore Launches Website With Goal To Remove Trump From Office

    02/21/2017 6:45:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/20/17 | KATIE JERKOVICH
    Michael Moore launched a website Monday with the goal of having President Donald Trump removed from office. The 62-year-old filmmaker announced on his Facebook page the start of the “Resistance Calendar” website. The website promotes any kind of anti-Trump event across all fifty states that is geared to “stop the Trump madness.” “GOOD NEWS FRIENDS,” Moore wrote in the lengthy post. “I’ve promised you a one-stop site, a clearinghouse of all actions–a RESISTANCE CALENDAR–where you can find EVERY upcoming action, protest, march, sit-in, town hall, anti-Trump, pro-democracy event in all 50 states! A site where YOU can post your own...
  • Psychiatrists debate on whether or not Donald Trump is mentally ill

    02/20/2017 7:17:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 90 replies
    Pulse / NY Times ^ | February 19, 2017 | Maria Fernanda Guanipa
    On Tuesday, American psychiatrists, psychologist, and mental health experts signed a letter warning about Trump's mental health. They believe that Trumps' emotional instability is reflected in his speeches and actions, and therefore he is not capable of serving safely as a president. A lot of people have questioned President Trump' mental health. The concern has even gotten to the Congress, where representatives have considered proposing legislation that would require a psychiatrist in the White House. As well, NGOs, such as Change.org, have started petitions to remove Trump from the office given his mental condition. [Snip] Trump is a narcissist and...
  • U-M Course Aims To Help Students Spot ‘Fake News’

    02/20/2017 7:23:35 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 23 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | February 16, 2017 5:20 PM | Staff
    One of the course designers, Doreen Bradley, director of learning programs and initiatives at the U-M Library, says misinformation, disinformation, half-truths and propaganda have always been around, but are these days so readily sharable that students encounter a much greater volume than ever before. Students taking the class will: •Learn how to find trusted sources of statistics. •Be challenged to confront their own biases. •Consider how their opinions, and the opinions of others, can affect the interpretation of news items. •Practice dissecting a news graph in order to understand the message that graph is trying to convey. •Assess how their...
  • Trump isn't adjusting well to life in the White House — he's reportedly experiencing 'cabin fever'

    02/19/2017 9:36:07 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 117 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 19, 2017 | jeremy Berke
    President Donald Trump reportedly isn't adjusting well to life in the White House after his first month in office. That's according to Axios' Mike Allen's latest newsletter, in which he writes that a Trump adviser told him the president is experiencing "cabin fever" in the White House. Trump is reportedly experiencing headaches and frustration that he can't spend his evenings dining at restaurants like he could around Trump Tower in his old neighborhood in New York City. Trump's campaign-style rally in Melbourne, Florida, on Saturday — during which he castigated the news media and mentioned a nonexistent incident in Sweden...
  • Pruitt OK'd as EPA chief over environmentalists' objections

    02/18/2017 2:16:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 17, 2017 7:37 PM EST | Michael Biesecker
    Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, giving President Donald Trump an eager partner to fulfill his campaign pledge to increase the use of planet-warming fossil fuels. Pruitt was sworn in later Friday by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. In six years as Oklahoma’s attorney general, Pruitt filed 14 lawsuits challenging EPA regulations that included limits on carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. He also sued over the EPA’s recent expansion of water bodies regulated under the Clean Water Act, a federal measure opposed by industries that...
  • Germany's Merkel to US: uphold, strengthen multilateralism

    02/18/2017 2:13:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 18, 2017 4:45 AM EST | Geir Moulson and David Rising
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the United States and others on Saturday to support and bolster multilateral organizations such as the European Union, the United Nations and NATO, an alliance to which U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pledged America’s commitment was “unwavering.” Merkel told Pence and other world leaders, diplomats and defense officials at the Munich Security Conference that “acting together strengthens everyone.” Her address came amid concern about the Trump administration’s approach to international affairs and fears that it may have little interest in working in multilateral forums. “Will we be able to continue working well together, or...
  • As president, Barack Obama set out to improve the U.S.'s image abroad. What Went Wrong?

    02/17/2017 9:37:30 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CBC ^ | Mark Gollom
    A new hope Before Barack Obama entered the White House, before he even became the Democratic Party’s nominee, the Illinois senator was already claiming that as president, he would be uniquely qualified to help make the world a safer place. He articulated this view during a November 2007 interview with New Hampshire Public Radio. Seated inside the Concord, N.H., studios at the beginning of what would be a punishing primary race, Obama confidently imagined the day of his inauguration, at which point, he said, the world “looks at America differently.” Why? Just by virtue of who he was. As a...
  • Media: Are You All ********* Because...?

    02/17/2017 6:58:07 AM PST · by Mr. K · 25 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 2/17/2017 | Mr. K the all-knowing, all seeing
    At yesterdays Trump Press Conference EVERY SINGLE QUESTION from the media was like: “Mr. President, how do you have any credibility when...” and “Were you lying when..." and “How can people trust you when...” and “Are you a jerk because...” It’s almost like they all shared a template and agreed that they had to frame their question in that form. SHOW ME ONE SINGLE TIME WHEN THEY BEGAN A QUESTION TO OBAMA THIS WAY
  • Trump supporters cheer his combative stance with the media

    02/16/2017 6:30:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 16, 2017 8:57 PM EST | John Raby
    Critics of President Donald Trump saw in his Thursday news conference a combative, thin-skinned chief executive who continues to blame the media for the controversies roiling his administration. His supporters saw something else: A champion of Middle America who is taking on the establishment and making good on his campaign promises to put the country first. […] Richelle Kirk of Logan, West Virginia, watched some of Trump’s news conference on Thursday and didn’t see any head-scratching comments from the president. “I back him 100 percent,” said the 42-year-old stay-at-home mom. “You either love it or get out, is my opinion.”...
  • Scarlett Johansson: 'I don't think it's natural to be a monogamous person'

    02/15/2017 10:56:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 14, 2017
    Scarlett Johansson is having second thoughts on monogamy. In Playboy's March/April 2017 issue, the 32-year-old “Ghost in the Shell” star admitted that she isn’t sure people are designed to be monogamous in relationships. “I think the idea of marriage is very romantic; it’s a beautiful idea, and the practice of it can be a very beautiful thing,” said the actress. “I don’t think it’s natural to be a monogamous person. I might be skewered for that, but I think it’s work. It’s a lot of work.” …
  • Students wear white pins to remind them of white privilege

    02/14/2017 6:56:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 73 replies
    College Fix ^ | February 14, 2017 | Dominic Mancini
    Students at Elizabethtown College this month are wearing white pins in the shape of puzzle pieces to remind them of their white privilege. The campaign was launched over the weekend by the Elizabethtown College Democrats, who say it aims to make students at the small and private liberal arts college in Pennsylvania more introspective about issues of race, especially in their predominantly white region of Lancaster County.
  • This senseless inhumanity is what 62,985,106 of you voted for (Grab a pail)

    02/12/2017 11:01:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 12, 2017 | Will Bunch
    Donald Trump said many, many memorable things on the campaign trail as he unbelievably became our 45th president over the course of 2015 and 2016. But nothing stuck as much as what he had to say about Mexican migration on Day One, moments after he and Melania glided down the fancy elevator at Trump Tower to announce his candidacy. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best," Trump said on June 16, 2015, adding: "They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And...
  • ACLU is seeing a Trump-era surge in members and donations

    02/12/2017 8:23:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2017 9:09 AM EST | Larry Neumeister and Michael R. Sisak
    The nearly century-old American Civil Liberties Union says it is suddenly awash in donations and new members as it does battle with President Donald Trump over the extent of his constitutional authority, with nearly $80 million in online contributions alone pouring in since the election. That includes a record $24 million surge over two days after Trump banned people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. The organization said its membership has more than doubled since the election to a record of nearly 1.2 million, and its Twitter following has tripled. “It feels like we’re drinking from...
  • Yale drops slavery proponent Calhoun from college name

    02/11/2017 7:34:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 4:07 PM EST
    After years of debate, Yale University announced Saturday it will change the name of a residential college that honors a 19th century alumnus and former U.S. vice president who was an ardent supporter of slavery. Yale trustees said the Ivy League university is renaming Calhoun College after trailblazing computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, a mathematician who earned Yale degrees in the 1930s, invented a pioneering computer programming language and became a Navy rear admiral. Yale said it was the final decision in a controversy over former Vice President John C. Calhoun’s legacy that had simmered for years and boiled over...
  • Does the 9th Circuit really have an 80% reversal rate?

    02/10/2017 7:52:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s no secret that the Ninth Circuit has a reputation for giving the Supreme Court fits, but is it true that they have an 80% reversal rate? The answer is yes … and really no. Confused? Many are, and the claim of an 80% reversal rate makes its way into many corners of the media. It’s mainly used to support arguments to break up the Ninth Circuit or find ways to circumvent it in order to prevent almost-certain erroneous outcomes.The Daily Caller is hardly unique, although they did do a better job than most in qualifying the way in...
  • Defiant Ed Sec. Slips Past Angry Mob: ‘No School Door in America Will Be Blocked’

    02/10/2017 7:41:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 10, 2017 | 5:41 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    With the aid of D.C. School and U.S. Education Department staff, Education Sec. Betsy DeVos eluded screaming protesters blocking the door of a D.C. public school where she was scheduled to meet with education advocates on Friday. […] After the meeting, DeVos issued a defiant statement, saying she won’t let protesters keep her from doing her job of improving the U.S. educational system: “I will not be deterred in executing the vital mission of the Department of Education. No school door in America will be blocked from those seeking to help our nation’s school children.” …
  • Judges block North Carolina law limiting governor's powers

    02/08/2017 7:46:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2017 10:42 AM EST | Gary D. Robertson
    A North Carolina court has temporarily blocked a state law passed by the GOP-controlled legislature that strips the Democratic governor of his some of his powers. The law required Senate confirmation for the governor’s Cabinet members, which previous governors have not needed. The law was approved in December, just two weeks before Roy Cooper took over as governor. …
  • 84 Lumber SB Commercial – Complete The Journey (Not shown during SB)

    02/06/2017 6:14:23 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 51 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/5/2017 | 84 Lumber
    Part 2 of the 84 Lumber Super Bowl Commercial. Contains content deemed too controversial for the original ad and banned from broadcast. See what lies ahead as a mother and daughter’s symbolic migrant journey continues to its moving conclusion.
  • Town rallies after being forced to remove Christian flag [Rienzi MS]

    02/05/2017 6:24:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    WREG, CBS 3, Memphis TN ^ | 03:20PM, February 4, 2017 | Nina Harrellson
    More than 100 supporters showed up to a rally in a small Mississippi town Saturday to fight back after being forced to remove a Christian flag flying over Veterans Memorial Park. One organization stepped in and threatened to sue if the flag wasn’t taken down. But the Christian supporters say they’re not backing down. “There just comes a point in time when you’ve got to be politically incorrect and take a stand,” said organizer Kevin Nelms. They rode from the VFW in Corinth, 12 miles, to the Veterans Memorial Park in Rienzi, proudly waving their Christian flags. The same flag...
  • 84 Lumber has released what will probably be the most controversial ad of the Super Bowl

    02/05/2017 5:41:01 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 152 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 3, 2017 | Lara O'Reilly
    Construction company 84 Lumber seems to be deliberately looking to provoke controversy with its Super Bowl ad, which depicts a Mexican mother and daughter embarking on an arduous journey, apparently to leave their country of origin.
  • Pelosi: Trump's Only Pursuing New Immigration Restrictions Because He's Failing to Create Jobs

    02/05/2017 9:46:15 AM PST · by tomselliott · 62 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 02/05/2017 | Grabien
    The only reason President Trump is restricting immigration from a number of Middle East countries is because he's failing to create jobs for the American people, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) argued Sunday. It's a "diversionary tactic," she said, just like his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat.
  • Toure: Black-on-Black Crime in Chicago Not a Prime Issue Black Americans Need Resolved

    02/05/2017 6:20:12 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 65 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 2-4-2017 | Trent Baker
    During the Saturday “AM Joy” broadcast on MSNBC, MSNBC contributor Toure said black-on-black crime is not the biggest issue for black Americans at this time. (snip) “This attack on black-on-black crime in Chicago — this is not the prime thing that black America needs dealt with” Toure told host Joy Reid. “We need the war on drugs dealt with, we need the wealth inequality dealt with, we need public schooling better, we need policing violence dealt with better.”
  • Budweiser’s 2017 Super Bowl Commercial Goes Full Social Justice Warrior

    02/01/2017 7:03:10 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/31/17 | Mark Dice
    Budweiser’s Super Bowl 2017 commercial is a pro-immigration propaganda piece, which will undoubtedly turn off half of their customers, who are already voicing their disapproval of the ad online. It's called "Born the Hard Way." Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCH5ARvtPO0        
  • Budweiser Debuts Pro-Immigration Super Bowl Ad

    01/31/2017 3:11:30 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/31 | JEROME HUDSON
    Budweiser has chosen the charged political issue of immigration as the subject of its Super Bowl LI commercial. The 60-second spot explains the origin story of the beer company’s immigrant co-founder, Adolphus Busch. The ad, titled “Born the Hard Way,” begins with a young, German-born Busch being told, “You’re not wanted here! Go back home!” The big budget production eventually sees Busch land on the shores of St. Louis where he built his mega-brewery.
  • Donald Trump gets yet another threat...from a CEO

    01/30/2017 12:03:44 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    Facebook ^ | January 30, 2017
    (He has since removed his post, but not before someone grabbed a screenshot)
  • Don't call pregnant patients 'mothers': Doctors are banned from using the word over fears it will up

    01/29/2017 9:57:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 28, 2017 | Stephen Adams and Sanchez Manning for The Mail on Sunday
    FULL TITLE: Don't call pregnant patients 'mothers': Doctors are banned from using the word over fears it will upset those who are transgender NHS doctors have been told not to call pregnant women ‘expectant mothers’ because it might offend transgender people, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. The astonishing warning comes in official guidelines issued by the British Medical Association to its 160,000 members, which says mothers-to-be should be referred to as ‘pregnant people’ instead. The controversial advice to doctors in hospitals and general practice comes just weeks after it emerged that a Briton who was born a girl but...
  • Former Newsweek Washington Correspondent Urges Media to Battle ‘Conservative Moral Relativism’

    01/29/2017 9:40:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 28, 2017 | 8:37 PM EST | Tom Johnson
    Should the mainstream media lead, to borrow a term from religion, a great awakening? Yes, in a sense, suggested longtime journalist Steven Waldman in a Thursday Washington Monthly piece. “Donald Trump and his campaign have pushed the idea that each of us has our own truth, or ‘alternative facts,’” wrote Waldman. “Suddenly I feel like journalists are the most religious people in America. I don’t mean that journalists are suddenly enamored with the supernatural, but rather that we’ve re-embraced the idea that there’s a thing called ‘truth’ — an absolute value that lives above and apart from the world of...
  • Canada to offer temp permits to those stranded by Trump ban

    01/29/2017 5:43:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2017 7:01 PM EST | Rob Gillies
    Canada will offer temporary residency permits to travelers who become stranded here by President Donald Trump’s order banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations, the immigration minister said Sunday. Ahmed Hussen, a Somali refugee, was recently named Canada’s immigration minister. He said no one is currently stranded at the country’s airports by the ban. “Let me assure those who may be stranded in Canada that I will use my authority as minister to provide them with temporary residency if they need it, as we have done so in the past,” Hussen said. Hussen said White House officials have offered assurances that...
  • WARNING: Trump’s EPA Secretary Will Have ‘16,000 Employees Working Against Him’

    01/29/2017 9:08:37 AM PST · by markomalley · 107 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/28/17 | Christopher Bedford
    When likely EPA Secretary Scott Pruitt walks into his first day at the office, “He’ll have 16,000 employees working against him,” Sen. James Lankford told a large gathering of libertarian donors Saturday evening.“And I expect a flood of lawsuits over everything he does.”Pruitt, who has been nominated to lead the EPA by President Donald Trump, is the attorney general of Lankford’s state, Oklahoma. He has faced fierce opposition from the environmentalist left.Lankford, who chairs the Senate Oversight Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements, was joined on stage by Sens. Mike Lee and Pat Toomey. Their panel, moderated by Americans for Prosperity...
  • Global backlash grows against Trump's immigration order

    01/29/2017 9:13:30 AM PST · by markomalley · 67 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/29/17 | Maher Chmaytelli and Lin Noueihed
    A global backlash against U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration curbs gathered strength on Sunday as several countries including long-standing American allies criticised the measures as discriminatory and divisive. Governments from London and Berlin to Jakarta and Tehran spoke out against Trump's order to put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily ban travellers from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries. He said the move would help protect Americans from terrorism. In Germany - which has taken in large numbers of people fleeing the Syrian civil war - Chancellor Angela Merkel said the global fight against...
  • Environmentalists preparing to battle Trump, GOP in court

    01/29/2017 9:00:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2017 12:16 AM EST | Tammy Webber and John Flesher
    Environmentalists facing a hostile Trump administration and a Republican-dominated Congress say the courts may offer their best chance to block changes they oppose. Advocacy groups nationwide are hiring more staff lawyers and coordinating with private attorneys and firms volunteering their services. They are seeking donations, setting priorities and reviewing laws that could be the basis of lawsuits against Trump policies concerning climate change, endangered wildlife, pollution and other issues. …
  • Liberals trying to harness activist energy vs. Trump, GOP

    01/29/2017 8:16:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2017 10:49 AM EST | Nicholas Riccardi
    Liberals are digging in for a long battle against Donald Trump. But there’s no single focus of resistance. Ideas for national protests are multiplying after last week’s successful women’s march and Saturday’s demonstrations at airports against Trump’s refugee order. […] The biggest test of the opposition’s muscle will come in elections starting this year. Liberal groups are already being inundated with new candidates and trying to create a cultural change on the left of focusing on down-ballot races rather than just the presidency. …
  • After NAFTA: Cumulative U.S. Merchandise Trade Deficit With Mexico Nears $1,000,000,000,000

    01/26/2017 6:47:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 26, 2017 | 5:57 PM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The cumulative merchandise trade deficit that the United States has run with Mexico in the 23 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect is nearing $1,000,000,000,000, according to data published by the U.S. Census Bureau. In the period from January 1994 through November 2016, according to Census Bureau numbers, the United States ran a cumulative merchandise trade deficit with Mexico of $986,532,000,000. The United States now sends more money to Mexico each year through our bilateral merchandise trade deficit than we spend on our own homeland security through the federal Department of Homeland Security. …
  • De Blasio threatens lawsuit over Trump's move on sanctuary cities

    01/26/2017 7:10:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 26, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is threatening to sue President Trump's administration in response to an executive order signed Wednesday to strip federal grants from "sanctuary" cities, Politico reported. "President Trump issued an executive order today and it's purported purpose was to enhance public safety, but here in New York City and in cities across this nation this executive order could in fact undermine public safety,” de Blasio said during a press conference at City Hall. De Blasio said the "potential funding cuts suggested in the executive order would first and foremost fall on the NYPD." There...
  • Swedish fake fact-checker page pulled from Facebook

    01/22/2017 10:22:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 22 January 2017 14:55 CET+01:00
    A Swedish fake fact-checking page reported on by Britain’s Guardian newspaper has been pulled from Facebook after a string of critical articles. The Mediekollen page, which purported to be a fact-checking website but instead itself pushed propaganda and fake news, was removed from Facebook on Friday afternoon after Viralgranskaren, a fact-checking site run by Sweden’s Metro newspaper, contacted Facebook to complain and wrote an article on the site. “We noticed that after we wrote the article, they wrote an article saying our article was fake,” Viralgranskaren’s Hugo Ewald told The Local. “I then posted some comments under that article, and...
  • Trump to begin renegotiating NAFTA pact soon with Mexico, Canada

    01/22/2017 1:26:13 PM PST · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 22, 2017 | Ayesha Rascoe
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he plans talks soon with the leaders of Canada and Mexico to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement."We will be starting negotiations having to do with NAFTA," Trump said at a swearing-in ceremony for his top White House advisers. "We are going to start renegotiating on NAFTA, on immigration and on security at the border."
  • Trump to begin renegotiating NAFTA with leaders of Mexico, Canada

    01/22/2017 2:29:38 PM PST · by Innovative · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan. 22, 2017 | Eric Bradner, CNN
    President Donald Trump said Sunday he will begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement when he meets with the leaders of Canada and Mexico. A central promise of Trump's campaign was that he would revamp the 23-year-old trade pact. At a White House event Sunday, Trump said he had scheduled meetings with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. "We're going to start some negotiations having to do with NAFTA," Trump said. "Anybody ever hear of NAFTA?" he said. "I ran a campaign somewhat based on NAFTA. But we're going to start renegotiating on NAFTA,...
  • All your safe space are belong to us.

    01/22/2017 4:13:41 PM PST · by moonhawk · 19 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | Scott Morefield
    Are you ready to shred some safe spaces? If you’re familiar with classic memes, you’ll likely recognize the theme upon which this video is based. “All your base are belong to us” is a broken English (“Engrish”) phrase found in the opening cutscene of the 1992 European release of the Mega Drive port of the 1989 arcade video game Zero Wing which became a popular Internet meme. The quote is included in the European version of the game, which features poor English translations of the original Japanese version.
  • German FM warns of 'turbulent times' post Trump

    01/22/2017 10:12:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 January 2017 08:45 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Germany’s foreign minister on Sunday predicted turbulent times ahead for the world following Donald Trump’s accession to power in the United States. “With the election of Donald Trump, the world of the 20th century has definitely been overtaken,” Frank-Walter Steinmeier wrote in a commentary published in the Bild am Sonntag newspaper. Steinmeier, 60, has emerged in recent months as the German government’s most strident detractor of Trump. […] But Steinmeier said he would seek dialogue with the Trump administration and outline “our position, our values and our interests.” …
  • Saying Goodbye to State Employees, Kerry Says, ‘We Decided to Rock the Boat’

    01/20/2017 6:52:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 19, 2017 | 11:52 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he was optimistic about the future, telling State Department employees that the women’s, peace and environmental movements half a century ago had achieved change because people “went out and fought for it.” “And I am absolutely confident now that people are prepared to fight for the future in the same way, with the same energy, with the same vision and the same commitment,” he said. Kerry told employees gathered at the department that his generation “came along in the 1960s and we decided to rock the boat, and we did.” Recalling the...