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  • Tucker Carlson: Excellent 3 minute video re Seattle's race baiting: "Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness" training for white employees

    07/09/2020 11:24:28 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 9, 2020 | Tucker Carlson
    The left is panicking because black Americans are abandoning the Dem party. They want division back and some of their efforts are so over the top its laughable. However, it's designed to divide. "Together we stand" so they are frantically trying to create racial discord.Here's the Twitter link to the 3 minute Tucker Carlson video clip:'ll put two still images from the video below.
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence During a Chamber Roundtable to Discuss Economic Reopening | Malvern, PA

    07/09/2020 9:04:27 PM PDT · by ransomnote ^ | July 9, 2020 | Vice President Mike Pence
    Rajant Corporation Malvern, PennsylvaniaTHE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, Gene, thank you. And I want to thank the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry for bringing together so many great business leaders.It’s wonderful to be back in Pennsylvania at a time when we are opening up America again and opening up America’s schools very soon. So, thank you all for coming. I’m looking forward to hearing your reports on the progress you’re making.And allow me to being by bringing greetings from a great champion of Pennsylvania and a great admirer of the hardworking people of this state. I bring greetings from...
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence at Back the Blue Rally | Philadelphia, PA

    07/09/2020 9:02:44 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | July 9, 2020 | Vice President Mike Pence
    Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5 Philadelphia, PA6:21 P.M. EDTTHE VICE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Philadelphia!  (Applause.)  Thank you for that great warm welcome.  Thank you all for coming out.  It’s a great honor to be with all of you in an important time in the life of our nation.  To Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, to your national president Pat Yoes, president John McNesby, it is great to be back in the Keystone State, but is particularly great to be here with members of an organization that, for 105 years, has been the voice of our nation’s law enforcement...
  • President Donald J. Trump Approves Michigan Disaster Declaration

    07/09/2020 9:01:06 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | July 9, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Michigan and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding from May 16 to May 22, 2020.The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Arenac, Gladwin, Iosco, Midland, and Saginaw.Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.Federal funding also is available to...
  • NASA's Perseverance Rover Attached to Atlas V Rocket

    07/09/2020 6:48:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | July 9, 2020
    NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has been attached to the top of the rocket that will send it toward the Red Planet this summer. Encased in the nose cone that will protect it during launch, the rover and the rest of the Mars 2020 spacecraft the aeroshell, cruise stage, and descent stage were affixed to a United Launch Alliance Atlas V booster on Tuesday, July 7, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Central Florida. The process began when a 60-ton hoist on the roof of the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex 41 lifted the nose cone,...
  • what happened to the email address (vanity)

    07/09/2020 6:12:28 PM PDT · by eastforker · 7 replies
    me ^ | 7/09/20 | eastforker
    Anyone try to email the whitehouse lately? Is there a new email addy?
  • Remarks by President Trump at Signing of an Executive Order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative

    07/09/2020 5:17:49 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies ^ | Jul 9, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Rose Garden3:38 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  Please.  Great honor to be with you in the beautiful Rose Garden on a sweltering day.  (Laughter.)But I do want to thank you all for being here as we proudly launch the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative.  Very exciting.  Very exciting.  (Applause.)AUDIENCE MEMBER:  Four more years!THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.With this very exciting new effort, we will deliver a future of greater promise, opportunity, and freedom for our nation’s — really, it’s a treasure.  You are a treasure.  The Hispanic Americans and the Hispanic American community is a treasure.  Thank...
  • U.S. Army Soldier Sentenced to Life in Prison for Aggravated Sexual Assault

    07/09/2020 3:51:25 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 18 replies ^ | 7/9/2020 | DOJ
    A U.S. Army soldier was sentenced today to life in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a minor, Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon Jr. of the Eastern District of North Carolina announced. Daniel Kemp Sr., 51, of Cameron, North Carolina, pleaded guilty on Dec. 11, 2019, to one count of aggravated sexual assault of a minor before U.S. District Court Chief Judge Terrence W. Boyle of the Eastern District of North Carolina, who sentenced Kemp Sr. earlier today and remanded him to the custody of the U.S....
  • American Man Charged with Exploiting Children in Laos

    07/09/2020 3:48:59 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 18 replies ^ | July 8, 2020 | DOJ
    An American citizen was arrested and charged yesterday in connection with exploiting teenage boys in Laos.Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling for the District of Massachusetts and Special Agent in Charge Joseph R. Bonavolonta of the FBI’s Boston Field Division made the announcement.Michael Sebastian, 52, was charged by criminal complaint with engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places and sex trafficking of children. Sebastian was arrested yesterday in Lynn, Massachusetts, where he has been living with his mother.  Following an initial appearance in federal court in...
  • American Contractor Charged as Part of Theft Ring Responsible for Stealing Government Equipment from U.S. Military Base in Afghanistan

    07/09/2020 3:45:02 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies ^ | July 9, 2020 | DOJ
    A three-count indictment was returned today in the Eastern District of Virginia, charging an American military contractor for her alleged role in a theft ring on a military installation in Kandahar, Afghanistan.Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbit of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger of the Eastern District of Virginia, and Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John F. Sopko made the announcement.The indictment charges Varita V. Quincy of Snellville, Georgia, with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and to commit theft of property of a value to the United...
  • Researcher Charged with Illegally Using U.S. Grant Funds to Develop Scientific Expertise for China

    07/09/2020 3:34:01 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 20 replies ^ | July 9, 2020 | DOJ
    A rheumatology professor and researcher with strong ties to China has been ordered held without bond to face a charge of grant fraud for not disclosing that he was engaged in a sophisticated scheme to use approximately $4.1 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop China’s expertise in the areas of rheumatology and immunology.  He is also charged with making false statements about maintaining employment in China at the same time he was employed at universities in the United States, including The Ohio State University.Song Guo Zheng, 57, was arrested Friday, May 22, 2020,...
  • Presidents Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice Holds Hearing on Trust and Respect for Law Enforcement via Teleconference

    07/09/2020 3:30:58 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | July 9, 2020 | DOJ
    Yesterday, the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice held a hearing on community trust and respect for law enforcement. The hearing was conducted via teleconference and featured expert witnesses who provided testimony and answered questions from the commissioners.On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, the commission received testimony from Brian Marvel, President of the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC); Dr. Paul Lilly, Judge, Brown County, Texas; Mick McHale, President of the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO); and Lieutenant Christopher Cook, Arlington (Texas) Police Department.The hearing focused on community trust and respect for law enforcement....
  • Remarks by President Trump During Roundtable with Hispanic Leaders

    07/09/2020 3:25:18 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies ^ | Jul 9, 2020 | President Donald J Trump and others
    Cabinet Room2:39 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT: Okay, thank you very much. We wanted to watch Kayleigh finish up her news conference, which I think she did. I assume she did a great job. She’s always doing a good job.We appreciate you being here. We’re with our great Hispanic leaders from all over the country. And we’ve done really well with Hispanics. We like them, they like me, and we’ve helped them a lot with the jobs. Whether it’s jobs, education, or so many other things, it’s been really good.And I think what I might do is I might ask our...
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany | 7/9/2020

    07/09/2020 3:22:43 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | July 9, 2020 | White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
    James S. Brady Press Briefing Room2:05 P.M. EDTMS. MCENANY:  Hello, everyone.  There has been no greater champion for rectifying racial and income disparities in America’s educational system than President Trump.Every child regardless of race, income level, or zip code deserves an equal playing field of opportunity to access the American Dream.  Making that goal a reality begins in our schools.  The evidence is clear: An analysis of 41 major urban areas found that black and Hispanic students made the largest gains in educational access because of school choice, according to a CREDO study.That is why President Trump has been...
  • Readout of Second Lady Karen Pences Call with the Veterans Crisis Line

    07/09/2020 3:09:12 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | July 9, 2020 | White house, Second Lady Karen Pence
    Today, Second Lady Karen Pence held a call with the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) Executive Leadership Team, VCL Speakers Bureau, responders, and staff members from the VCL’s three linked call centers. During the call, she was able to listen and learn from the participants about the important work of VCL in veteran suicide prevention.The call consisted of Mrs. Pence receiving a briefing about the VCL’s work to provide 24/7, 365 days a year suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to veterans, military service members, and their family members. The Second Lady also learned about the outreach programs and partnerships with community leaders and...
  • Readout of First Lady Melania Trumps Visit to The Mary Elizabeth House

    07/09/2020 3:00:33 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | July 9, 2020 | White House, FLOTUS
    Today, First Lady Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to The Mary Elizabeth House in Washington, D.C. to deliver a donation of boxed lunches, Be Best tote bags and other items. Facilities Managing Director, Mr. Kofi Graham, welcomed the First Lady upon her arrival. The visit follows the First Lady’s donation of vegetables and produce from the White House Kitchen Garden that was sent the previous week to the staff and residents of The Mary Elizabeth House.The Mary Elizabeth House is a ministry community home devoted to providing life skills, counseling, educational and training resources to help at risk...
  • Executive Order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative

    07/09/2020 2:58:53 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies ^ | July 9, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to improve Hispanic Americans’ access to educational and economic opportunities, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1.  Purpose.  The success of Hispanic Americans is integral to the economic future of our country.  As more than 60 million Hispanics live in the United States today, Hispanics are the largest minority group in the country.  Hispanics are also the Nation’s youngest major racial or ethnic group.  Generations of Hispanics constituting different backgrounds and cultures have contributed to building a...
  • President Donald J. Trumps America First Policies are Uplifting and Empowering Hispanic Americans

    07/09/2020 2:56:54 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies ^ | White House
    EMPOWERING HISPANIC AMERICANS: President Donald J. Trump is taking significant action to ensure Hispanic Americans continue to prosper and achieve the American Dream. President Donald J. Trump is issuing an Executive Order focused on promoting the success of every member of America’s proud Hispanic community.This Executive Order establishes the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative and Interagency Working Group. The Initiative also establishes the President’s Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity. The Order will improve access to educational, training, and economic opportunities for Hispanic American students by promoting options to enhance school choice, personalized learning, family engagement, civics education, and pathways...
  • Statement from the Press Secretary

    07/09/2020 2:49:08 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | July 9, 2020 | White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
    President Trump is gratified by today’s decision by the Supreme Court in Trump v. Mazars.  As the Court made clear, the limited authority of Congress to conduct fact-finding through subpoenas must be used in aid of Congress’ authority to legislate and must be tied to a valid legislative purpose.  Congress may not act as a roving investigative body, especially against a co-equal branch of government.Last year, Democrat-run House committees subpoenaed President Trump’s financial records in an effort to gain partisan advantage in the upcoming presidential campaign.  Their claim that the financial records could serve as “a useful case study”...
  • Readout of Roundtable Events with Attorney General Barr and Senator Tim Scott in Columbia, South Carolina

    07/09/2020 2:46:33 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 9 replies ^ | July 8, 2020 | DOJ
    On Wednesday, July 8th Senator Tim Scott hosted Attorney General William Barr in Columbia, South Carolina for two closed-press roundtable events with faith and community leaders and members of law enforcement to discuss restoring relationships between law enforcement and African American communities in South Carolina and across the country.At Bethel A.M.E Church, Attorney General Barr and Senator Scott met with a group of faith and community leaders across ideological and political spectrums.  Attorney General Barr praised Senator Scott for his work on the Justice Act and the opportunity for the Justice Department to partner with him and his staff on...