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  • Christianity Doomed in Iraq, Says ‘Vicar of Baghdad’

    03/23/2017 7:26:37 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 25 replies
    Observer ^ | 03/23/17 | Selwin Duke
    It’s considered one of the world’s oldest Christian populations—now it’s poised to become the most recent driven to extinction. So says Canon Andrew White, a prominent churchman known as the “vicar of Baghdad,” about Iraqi Christians.
  • Chelsea Clinton To Receive Lifetime Impact Award For Some Reason

    03/23/2017 7:12:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/22/17 | Chuck Ross
    Chelsea Clinton is set to receive a Lifetime Impact award from Variety magazine and Lifetime next month, though it is unclear why. The former first daughter will be honored at a “Power of Women” luncheon on April 21, Variety announced. Jessica Chastain, Gayle King, Blake Lively, Audra McDonald and Shari Redstone will also receive the awards. Clinton, a 37-year-old mother of two, is receiving the award “for her work with Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which empowers kids to develop lifelong healthy habits,” Variety says in a statement. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which helps fight childhood obesity, is...
  • Chelsea Clinton, American Wonder Woman(Thursday laugh?)

    03/23/2017 6:22:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/23/2017 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Is there anything Chelsea Clinton can't do? Graduate from school. Straighten her hair. Get a high powered television interview job despite no experience or background while others couldn't. Get married. Have children. (in that order.) Tweet. Get gossiped about as a potential member of Congress. Write books--or at least have her name attached to them. Get appointed vice chair the Clinton Foundation. A Wonder Woman indeed with the same accomplishments as many a female born to non-famous, non-power-couple parents. But wait...there's more!
  • American Beauty: USA dominates PR in final

    03/22/2017 11:19:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    World Baseball Classic ^ | March 23, 2017 | Doug Miller
    The stars of American baseball have finally earned their World Baseball Classic stripes. The United States got a brilliant pitching performance from starter and WBC 2017 MVP Marcus Stroman and enough offense from its All-Star-packed lineup of Major League luminaries to beat Puerto Rico, 8-0, in the championship game of the 2017 Classic on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. After three World Baseball Classics dating back to the inaugural tournament in 2006 in which Team USA never made it past the semifinals, the Americans won their first title in decisive style in front of a raucous, bipartisan crowd of 51,565...
  • Border wall fight: California considers divesting from companies involved in the project

    03/22/2017 9:01:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 38 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 03/22/17 | Katy Murphy
    Three California Democrats have a warning for contractors who sign up for President Donald Trump’s border-wall construction project between the U.S. and Mexico: Build it, and we will divest from your company. In the latest act of resistance against the Trump administration, the state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would force the state to drop its pension investments in any companies involved in the project. “This is a wall of shame and we don’t want any part of it,” Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, said in a statement. “Immigrant stories are the history of America and this is a...
  • Cambodia rejects paying 'dirty debt' to the US(major hurl alert)

    03/22/2017 8:39:31 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 21th March 2017 | Vannarith Chheang
    The United States has renewed its demand for Cambodia to repay a war debt of $500m amid President Donald Trump's push to improve the state budget. Such a demand has met with an outcry from Cambodian political leaders and their people, who have consistently called the debt "dirty" and "blood-stained". Clearly, the memory of the United States' war in Indochina continues to shape Cambodian perceptions of and foreign policy towards the US. Cambodia is reluctant to pay the debt. However, should the US keep forcing Cambodia to service the debt, its moral high ground may be adversely affected. "I have...
  • Reports Coming From Syria About Surprise US Airborne Op To Capture Tabqa Dam & Cut ISIS Exit Route

    03/22/2017 8:10:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/22/17
    Reports coming from Syria about US airborne op to cut Raqqa-Aleppo highway+landing via Euprhates river near Tabqahttps://syria.liveuamap.com/?zoom=11&ll=35.923532447182374,38.59222412109376   Reports of 500 US and SDF fighters airlifted east Euphrates to control al-Tabqa dam and cut IS Raqqa exit route east Syriahttps://twitter.com/NorthernStork/status/844529224870440961
  • Pelosi: In 2018 GOP Will Be Held Accountable for ‘Terrible’ Vote on Obamacare Repeal

    03/22/2017 7:58:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Tuesday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said in the 2018 midterm elections, Republican House members will be held accountable for their “terrible” vote on the proposed House Republican health care legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.
  • USA rises over Japan to reach 1st final vs. PR

    03/21/2017 9:58:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 19 replies
    World Baseball Classic ^ | March 21, 2017 | Doug Miller
    Throughout their first three World Baseball Classics, the United States' burly batting order had some of the most prodigious sluggers in the Major Leagues, but that never got the Americans to the tournament's final game. So naturally that changed in a dramatic 2-1 semifinal victory over two-time Classic winner Japan on a wet, chilly Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, courtesy of a regular old ground ball. With the score tied at 1 in the top of the eighth, Adam Jones' fielder's-choice RBI grounder was bobbled by Japan third baseman Nobuhiro Matsuda long enough to allow Brandon Crawford to score from...
  • Former DNC Official Partnered With Convicted Bomb Maker To Investigate Trump

    03/21/2017 6:13:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/21/17 | Chuck Ross
    A former official with the Democratic National Committee has worked in recent months with a convicted domestic terrorist-turned-activist known as the “Speedway Bomber” to gather information on Donald Trump, The Daily Caller has learned. That work culminated in a Washington, D.C. meeting in December between the ex-DNC operative, Alexandra Chalupa, the convicted bomber, Brett Kimberlin, and a South Africa-born Israeli man named Yoni Ariel. Ariel, whose real name is Jonathan Schwartz, traveled to Washington, D.C. to brief Chalupa and Kimberlin on his knowledge of Russia’s activities during the campaign. Chalupa, an activist of Ukrainian heritage who is strongly opposed to...
  • GOP Groups Call Carbon Tax A Free Market Solution To Climate Change

    03/21/2017 5:39:08 PM PDT · by moonhawk · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Chris White
    GOP Groups Call Carbon Tax A Free Market Solution To Climate Change CHRIS WHITE 11:15 AM 03/20/2017 Various conservative groups are ramping up efforts to promote what they call “free enterprise” policies to wrestle the climate change warrior title from Democrats. GOP-affiliated groups, such as ConservAmerica and republicEn, are doubling efforts to recruit Republican lawmakers to work on rebutting President Donald Trump’s climate skepticism. They are also hoping to hijack the Democrats’ traditional stranglehold on the environmental movement. Their primary goal is to use what they believe are free market solutions to so-called man-made global warming to entice Republican colleagues...
  • National Safety Council: Accidental Firearm Deaths for 2015 the Lowest Since 1903

    03/21/2017 10:34:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/20/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    The latest “Injury Facts” report from the National Safety Council shows accidental firearm deaths in 2015 were the lowest they have been in any year since 1903. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) published figures from the report, showing that “fatal firearms accidents dropped 17 percent from 2014 to 2015 to 489.” Moreover, the figure of 489 accidental firearm deaths is so low, relatively speaking, that it represents “about three-tenths of 1 percent of the 146,571 total accidental deaths from all other listed causes.” Read it again and think about it — the number of accidental gun deaths in 2015...
  • Mugabe is asking back the white farmers he chased away

    03/21/2017 8:36:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 89 replies
    qz.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Tinashe Mushakavanhu
    In 2000 Robert Mugabe shocked the world when he made dramatic changes to land ownership laws in Zimbabwe which resulted in thousands of white Zimbabwean farmers being forced to give up their farms and many to leave the country.Those white farmers owned 70% of the most arable land in the country which they had inherited from a colonial past built on racial hierarchy. But now the tide is shifting again. Mugabe’s people have hinted strongly, for the first time, that farmers can return–at least some of them. This will be some 15 years after the Zimbabwe government began seizing their...
  • "Hillary Clinton Sold 1/5th Of Our Uranium To Russia" Sean Spicer Slams Democrats

    03/21/2017 7:11:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 03/20/17
    "Hillary Clinton Sold 1/5th Of Our Uranium To Russia" Sean Spicer Slams Democrats   sean spicer press briefing he gave a press conference at the white house he is the press secretary for president donald trump who gives news conference pretty often spicer slams democrats and hillary clinton in this one sean spicer can't comment on wiretap or fbi director james comey congress testimony because it was going on live while this press briefing was going on in the press room   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWv5hukVl1g
  • Transgender Wins International Women’s Weightlifting Title

    03/21/2017 3:01:46 AM PDT · by grundle · 67 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 20, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Laurel Hubbard, a 39 year-old transgender who was born male, won her first international women’s weightlifting title in Australia breaking four national records in the process.
  • David Rockefeller, Banker And Philanthropist, Dies At 101

    03/20/2017 4:09:46 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/20/17 | Chris Isidore and Laura Ly
    David Rockefeller, the famed banker and philanthropist, died Monday at age 101, according to a spokesperson for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Rockefeller served as chairman and CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank, which after a series of mergers is now JPMorgan Chase (JPM). But he was also born into great wealth as a grandson of John D. Rockefeller, who was the founder of the Standard Oil empire and America's first billionaire. According to Forbes, David Rockefeller was worth $3.3 billion at the time of his death, making him the world's oldest billionaire. He died in his sleep Monday morning of congestive...
  • Whistleblower Tapes: Trump Wiretapped “A Zillion Times” By ‘The Hammer,’......

    03/20/2017 11:16:31 AM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies
    The American Report ^ | March 17, 2017 | Mary Fanning and Alan Jones
    President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper and his Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director John Brennan oversaw a secret supercomputer system known as “THE HAMMER,” according to former NSA/CIA contractor-turned whistleblower Dennis Montgomery. Clapper and Brennan were using the supercomputer system to conduct illegal and unconstitutional government data harvesting and wiretapping. THE HAMMER was installed on federal property in Fort Washington, Maryland at a complex which some speculate is a secret CIA and NSA operation operating at a US Naval facility.
  • Trump’s approval rating is in a free fall

    03/20/2017 8:15:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 105 replies
    President Trump’s approval rating has taken a nosedive, according to the latest Gallup poll. Only 37 percent of respondents approve the job the president is doing — the lowest level since he took office — while 58 percent disapprove, the poll found. Trump’s approval rating was 45 percent a week earlier. Other presidents have experienced even lower ratings, but Trump is the first commander-in-chief in at least 70 years to have dropped this low by March of his first term, according to Gallup. His plummeting numbers come as the GOP seeks to push through the proposal to repeal and replace...
  • TRUMP SUPPORTER FIGHTS BACK: Man Wearing “Make America Great Again” Hat Sues (trunc)

    03/20/2017 5:30:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    100% Fed Up ^ | 3/19/17 | 100% Fed Up
    ...The Happiest Hour Bar for Refusing To Serve HimEnough is enough. Americans need to start making business owners and their employees pay up for discriminating against them simply because they dare to show their support for our President. Good for this Trump supporter for fighting back against the intolerant left. A lot of Americans would be happy to contribute to his legal defense… Bartenders at a West Village hot spot served up discrimination — with a liberal twist — refusing to serve a customer because he was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, according to a lawsuit. Greg Piatek,...
  • Get Out: the film that dares to reveal the horror of liberal racism in America

    03/20/2017 5:28:37 AM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | February 28, 2017 | Lanre Bakare
    The villains here aren’t southern rednecks or neo-Nazi skinheads, or the so-called “alt-right”. They’re middle-class white liberals. The kind of people who read this website. The kind of people who shop at Trader Joe’s, donate to the ACLU and would have voted for Obama a third time if they could. Good people. Nice people. Your parents, probably. The thing Get Out does so well – and the thing that will rankle with some viewers – is to show how, however unintentionally, these same people can make life so hard and uncomfortable for black people. It exposes a liberal ignorance and...
  • Trump Supporters Get Unexpected Surprise Visit With President Trump in Mar-a-Lago…

    03/19/2017 3:55:19 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 11 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | 3/19/2017 | Sundance
    Too cool. President Trump and Vice-President Pence were both in Palm Beach Florida Saturday, leading to multiple motorcades. Groups of President Trump supporters gathered along the route as President Trump’s motorcade passed by. A small group had lined up on Bingham Island with signs and flags. According to one supporter: “We waved to him, the cars went by really fast, and we were just sitting down talking about the events of the day,” said Valeria Bianco. The long-time Trump supporter said no one expected what happened next. Bianco said a member of the President’s team came back, “And invited us...
  • Dershowitz: Courts Essentially Saying If Obama Issued Trump Travel Ban, It Would Be Constitutional

    03/19/2017 3:36:06 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | March 18, 2017 | Josh Feldman
    Alan Dershowitz said on Fox News this morning that because court rulings against President Trump‘s travel ban are bringing up his own past rhetoric, the argument is basically, “If Obama had issued the very same order with the same words it would be constitutional, but if Trump issues it it’s unconstitutional.” This week a federal judge in Hawaii and a district court judge in Maryland both ruled to block the revised travel ban, with the latter saying in his decision, “The history of public statements continues to provide a convincing case that the purpose of the Second Executive Order remains...
  • Churchill and the Holocaust: The Possible and Impossible [Speech from 1993 + Churchill videos]

    03/19/2017 12:07:13 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    THE INTERNATIONAL CHURCHILL SOCIETY ^ | November 8, 1993 | Martin Gilbert, CBE
    Churchill and the Holocaust: The Possible and Impossible International Churchill Society 25th Anniversary International ConferenceU.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum,Washington, 8 November 1993Martin Gilbert, CBE First of all I would like to say that I am sure, like everybody here who has been around the Museum today, I am still very much under its impact, and I, too, would like to pay my tribute to Yeshayahu Weinberg, whom I first knew when he was devising the marvelous Beit Hatefusot Museum in Tel Aviv, the museum of the history of the Jewish people in the diaspora. I think the work he has...
  • A rich wastrel's life for the family man of Kalorama

    03/19/2017 10:59:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/17/17 | Monica Showalter
    But there is also the issue of the Deep State, the new kind of coup for Obama's operatives who refuse to give up power. Why, indeed, did Obama want to maintain that beachhead in Washington if he didn't plan to stay there and be a father to his daughter? His traipsing around the world on pleasure trips sure as heck wasn't about Sasha or her well-being. But his operatives sure as heck have been busy. Would it be that hard for Obama to direct this Deep State activity from a chaise longue on a Tahitian island, mirrored sunglasses on, cold...
  • Historical dramas 'limit UK black actors'

    03/19/2017 8:13:22 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 55 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19th March 2017 | BBC News
    Actress Thandie Newton has said she "can't work" in the UK because there are no roles for black and minority ethnic actors in historical dramas. London-born Newton said the number of costume dramas had led to "slim pickings for people of colour". Her criticism comes after British Film Institute research found that 59% of UK films since 2006 had no black actors in any role. Newton's next UK TV role will see her appear in BBC One's Line of Duty. Speaking to the Sunday Times Magazine, the mother-of-three said: "I love being here, but I can't work, because I can't...
  • ‘Disgraced’ Nails the Selective Amnesia That Follows College Sports Scandals

    03/19/2017 7:48:54 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 5 replies
    The Texas Observer ^ | 3-17-17 | Jessica Luther
    How easily we forget. That is the overriding message of the new documentary Disgraced, directed by Pat Kondelis, about the 2003 Baylor athletics scandal — the one you’ve probably forgotten about.
  • Lake Tahoe expected to fill up with largest physical rise in recorded history(AGW?)

    03/18/2017 8:01:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 3/17/2017 | Amy Graff
    Lake Tahoe's natural rim is at 6,223 feet above sea level. The lake can store an additional 6.1 feet in its reservoir and climbs up to 6,229 feet at full capacity, its legal maximum limit. The only outlet, a dam at Tahoe City, regulates the upper 6.1 feet above the low water mark, and this winter water is being released into the Truckee River as billions of gallons flow into the lake. Tahoe's water level reached 6,226.84 feet on Wednesday, and the lake needs some 88 billion gallons of water to jump up the 2.26 feet required to be completely...
  • 450 acid attacks against women since 2011 — in LONDON

    03/17/2017 6:36:13 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 27 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 3/17/17 | Pamela Geller
    As I noted earlier today, acid attacks are a hallmark of angry Muslim men in Pakistan, where women have been disfigured in acid attacks for crimes such as rejecting a marriage proposal or being raped. Now there has been a spate of such attacks in Berlin. Seven out of ten victims in London are male, in gang-related crimes. But that leave 30%, or 450, female victims. This is without any doubt a consequence of the Islamization of Britain. “There Have Been 1,500 Acid Attacks Since 2011 In… London,” by Christine Rousselle, Townhall, March 16, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of...
  • American Legion's Testicle Festival urges you to 'come have a ball'

    03/17/2017 5:58:55 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 17 replies
    MLive.com ^ | March 17, 2017 | Logan T. Hansen
    DEERFIELD, MI - Members of American Legion Post 392 will host their 16th annual Testicle Festival on Saturday, March 18, offering savory options to patrons, such as cattle testicles and chicken gizzards. The event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., typically draws a good crowd, according to Legion member Al Rau. "We usually get anywhere from 1,500 up to 2,000 people throughout the day," Rau said. "They come and go." Rau said the origins of the Testicle Festival trace back to a farmer who used to bring the delicacies to town with him twice a year and...
  • 'Big Bang Theory' star Mayim Bialik takes on Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour

    03/17/2017 3:03:08 PM PDT · by grundle · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 17, 2017
    Actress Mayim Bialik responded to Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour's claim that a person cannot be a Zionist and a feminist. "Zionism is the belief in the right of the Jewish people to have an autonomous state in Israel," Bialik, an Orthodox Jew, wrote in a post on her website GrokNation. "I am a Zionist. Feminism is the belief that a woman-driven movement can bring about race, class and gender equality and that women deserve all of the rights and privileges afforded to men. I am a feminist." Bialik continued by saying, "As a feminist Zionist, I can’t believe I am...
  • ‘Allahu Akbar’ Attacker Arrested After Father and Brother’s Throats Slit in Paris

    03/17/2017 2:48:10 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Mar 2017 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Two men were found dead in the courtyard of a Paris apartment building Friday, their throats slit. French police have launched an investigation into the slayings and have arrested one individual in connection with the killings. According to reports, the two dead men are the father and brother to the arrested man, who it is reported by best-selling newspaper Le Figaro was heard to shout “Allahu Akbar”, and was wearing traditional North African dress at the time of the deaths. A witness to the attack told Agence France Presse that he was at home when he heard “a man screaming...
  • Big Government Republicans Rebuke Trump Budget

    03/17/2017 12:56:12 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Kentucky Republican congressman Hal Rogers, who has spent more than three decades on the House Appropriations Committee, including six years as the chairman, rejected President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget as Congress begins consideration of the president’s rearrangement of priorities. “While we have a responsibility to reduce our federal deficit, I am disappointed that many of the reductions and eliminations proposed in the President’s skinny budget are draconian, careless and counterproductive,” said Rogers, one of the so-called “cardinals,” the nickname for the lawmakers controlling how federal money is spent. Rogers said he was concerned about cuts to programs in...
  • Massive fire destroys Raleigh apartment block

    03/17/2017 12:42:01 PM PDT · by wtd · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/17/2017 | Reuters
    Reuters: Massive fire destroys Raleigh apartment block - only one injury from glass - non life threatening
  • Immigrants Canceling Their Food Stamps over Fears of Being Deported

    03/17/2017 8:10:04 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 65 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 03/16/17 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    Immigrants are canceling their food stamps over fears they could be deported. Food banks and hunger advocates around the country from Tuscon to Baltimore have noticed a decline in the number of eligible immigrants applying for food stamps and a rise in the number of immigrants seeking to cancel their food stamps since President Trump’s inauguration two months ago, the Washington Post reported. Advocates on behalf of these immigrants say that their fear stems from the possibility that Immigration and Customs Enforcement would notice their participation in the food stamp program and deny them U.S. citizenship or deport them.***SNIP*** Advocates...
  • Is Trump silencing Ryan like he did Romney?

    03/17/2017 7:43:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    If you follow the logic of an unnamed White House staffer in the Atlantic, the whole idea that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was being considered to be President Trump's secretary of state was a ruse from the beginning. Romney was one of Trump's biggest critics before the election. And after Trump declined to pick him for secretary of state, how could he criticize Trump going forward and not have it look like sour grapes? “ ‘Judas Iscariot got 30 pieces of silver; Mitt Romney got a dish of frog legs at Jean-Georges. And even at that, it was the appetizer...
  • Michael Savage Following Alleged Assault: ‘It Is Clearly Open Season on Prominent Trump Supporters’

    03/16/2017 10:37:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/16/17 | AARON KLEIN
    “It is clearly open season on prominent Trump supporters,” talk radio star Michael Savage told Breitbart News one day after he was reportedly allegedly assaulted at a restaurant in Tiburon, California. Savage, who has been credited with aiding President Donald Trump’s election, said that he was not able to comment on the specific alleged incident. His attorney told the news media that Savage was verbally taunted and then assaulted by a restaurant patron. Speaking generally, Savage told Breitbart News on Thursday: It is clearly open season on prominent Trump supporters. The fascist left has been empowered by their own false...
  • ICE Agents Now Going To Courthouses To Arrest Undocumented Immigrants

    03/16/2017 10:22:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 76 replies
    CBS ^ | 03/16/17
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have been going to courthouses and arresting people in America illegally, sparking outrage from prosecutors and attorneys. They worry such tactic will discourage undocumented immigrants from appearing in court to testify as witnesses for prosecutors. Criminal defense lawyer Octavio Chaidez said his client is among those taken into custody by ICE agents, who arrested him at the Los Angeles Superior Court in Pasadena. He said he had just finished a criminal court appearance with his client when four agents swooped in, confirmed his name and took his client away. “It was very shocking because...
  • Paul Ryan refuses to say whether health bill would pass House if vote were Wednesday

    03/16/2017 7:13:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Washington (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to offer a robust defense of the House plan to repeal and replace part of Obamacare, but declined to say whether the bill could pass the House as is Wednesday. "It's not coming up this afternoon," Ryan told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead." "It's going through the legislative process. That legislative process has not been finalized. That's, no offense, that's kind of a goofy question or faulty premise because this goes through four committees. We've gone through two so far." Ryan has been under heavy criticism from conservatives and major interest groups as...
  • Sen McCain On Sen. Paul: "The Senator From Kentucky Is Now Working For Vladimir Putin." (C-SPAN)

    03/16/2017 6:21:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | 03/16/17 | C-Span
    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) on Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) following the Senator's objection to a bill advancing Montenegro’s bid to join NATO. "The Senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin." Full Senate session here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTdqIlfp8XE
  • Bernie Sanders in McDowell County(barf alert)

    03/16/2017 6:18:25 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 5 replies
    Harry's place ^ | 16th March 2017 | Gene
    For anyone who thinks Trump’s victory last November signaled a marked shift to the Right in American politics: According to a Fox News poll, Senator Bernie Sanders– a self-styled democratic socialist– is apparently the most popular politician in America. Favorable ratings from Fox poll: Bernie +29Planned Parenthood +25Warren +8Pence +4Obamacare +3Trump -9Ryan -10 pic.twitter.com/EVvBY5OFx7— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) March 15, 2017 Sanders appeared this week at a town hall in McDowell County, West Virginia, the poorest county in the state, which voted 74 percent for Trump over Hillary Clinton. Perhaps the audience represented the county’s radical leftwing fringe, but it’s remarkable...
  • Smyly's 8-K start extends U.S. streak

    03/15/2017 9:48:36 PM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    World Baseball Classic ^ | 3/16/17 | Manny Randhawa
    Mariners left-hander Drew Smyly started the United States' 4-2 victory against Venezuela on Wednesday night, and he was dominant. The 27-year-old struck out eight and walked none in 4 2/3 innings in the Pool F opener of the World Baseball Classic. The last six outs Smyly recorded were strikeouts before he gave way to Rangers closer Sam Dyson. Smyly's final pitch, a fastball to strike out Carlos Gonzalez, was clocked at 94.4 mph. Smyly had never thrown a pitch that exceeded 93.96 mph (on April 24, 2015) in the Statcast™ era. Smyly gave up one run, but it was unearned....
  • Michael Savage Mugged in San Francisco

    03/15/2017 7:49:43 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 112 replies
    Radio Ink ^ | 3-15-17 | Radio Ink
    Rich Lieberman is reporting that Michael Savage was confronted and physically attacked Tuesday night after eating dinner at Servino’s Restaurant in Tiburon, CA. A man began yelling at Savage and making fun of his last name (Weiner is his legal last name). The report says the mugger kicked Savage’s dog then threw the syndicated talker to the ground. Lieberman says Savage was bloodied but not hurt seriously and the dog is OK.
  • Facing down the divorce industry: Thank you, Ben and Jennifer

    03/15/2017 12:05:10 PM PDT · by TBP · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 13, 2017 | By Naomi Schaefer Riley
    Two years after the star couple separated, a source told People magazine that they “are giving things another try.” They love each other, said another source, and they “really, really love their kids, and those kids love their parents.” For many couples, though, this isn’t enough. Though the divorce rate has decreased since the high point of Baby Boomer splits in the 1980s, it’s still almost 35 percent for couples who married in the ’90s. And frankly, it’s only that low because more and more Americans don’t bother to marry at all. (Cohabiting couples have an even higher rate of...
  • CBO Takeaway: Full Repeal Would Insure More People than ObamaCare-Lite

    03/15/2017 11:07:42 AM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | March 15, 2017 | Michael F. Cannon
    A new Congressional Budget Office report projecting the effects of the House Republican leadership’s American Health Care Act weakens the case for the bill’s ObamaCare-lite approach, and strengthens the case for full repeal. The CBO projects that over the next two years, the AHCA would cause average premiums to rise 15 percent to 20 percent above ObamaCare’s already high premium levels. The report raises the prospect that insurance markets may collapse under the AHCA, just as they are collapsing under ObamaCare. It makes unreasonable assumptions about Medicaid spending; more reasonable assumptions could completely eliminate the bill’s projected deficit reduction. Finally,...
  • When your firearms instructor needs to find another career

    03/15/2017 10:44:07 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 41 replies
    This 44 Magnum's got a sensitive trigger. . . and, oh yeah. . .he meant to do that.
  • Amy Schumer's Netflix special slammed by viewers

    03/15/2017 9:06:47 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 15, 2017 | FoxNews.com Entertainment
    Amy Schumer’s highly anticipated stand-up special for Netflix is getting overwhelmingly negative reviews from users who are tuning in and rating it. “Amy Schumer: The Leather Special” hit Netflix last week, and as the streaming service’s subscribers are starting to watching it, less-than-stellar reviews have been pouring in. “I made it 10 minutes into this and shut it off,” one viewer review read. The user gave the special one-star out of five. Another viewer added, “SO BAD!! I did stay and watch the whole show in hopes that it would get better, and it didn’t.” Yet another one-star user review...
  • Hero security guard caught on camera shooting dead masked bank robber (Tr.)

    03/15/2017 8:53:24 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-15-2017 | Gareth Davies
    A heroic security guard has been caught on camera shooting a bank robber dead after the criminal threatened customers and tellers with a gun. Serial armed robber Laurence Turner, 34, walked into Alpine Bank in Rockford, Illinois, armed with a gun and wearing a ski mask. As he pointed his pistol at staff behind the counter, Brian Harrison whipped out his gun and shot the criminal dead - all of which was caught on security footage.
  • Graham to FBI: Just say if Trump’s wiretap claims are legit or not

    03/15/2017 7:22:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday said Congress will “flex its muscle” if the Department of Justice doesn’t come forward with answers about President Trump’s claims that former President Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower. “We’ll issue a subpoena to get the information. We’ll hold up the deputy attorney general’s nomination until Congress is provided with information to clear the air as to whether or not there was a warrant issued against the Trump campaign,” Graham (R-SC) said on NBC’s “Today.” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on Tuesday evening his panel will delay...
  • Flashback Clinton Says Trump Might Be Avoiding Releasing Taxes To Hide ‘That He’s Paid Nothing’

    03/15/2017 7:07:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/14/17 | IAN HANCHETT
    During the September 26, 2016 presidential debate, Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speculated that one reason Donald Trump might not have released his tax returns is that “he doesn’t want the American people, all of you watching tonight, to know that he’s paid nothing in federal taxes.”   Clinton said, “So you’ve gotta ask yourself, why won’t he release his tax returns? And I think there may be a couple of reasons. First, maybe he’s not as rich as he says he is. Second, maybe he’s not as charitable as he claims to be. Third,...
  • Shock: 'Experts' recommend high fat diet for curing a significant disease

    03/15/2017 5:44:07 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 131 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 03/15/17 | Thomas Lifson
    The ideology of Progressivism rests on the notion that “experts” should be given free rein to guide the populace in proper behavior, by persuasion if possible, but by governmental law and regulation if necessary. These “experts” could inform the disinterested administrators of a state powerful enough to impose itself on the behavior of the masses too ignorant to chart a personal course for themselves. The folly of this view is nowhere exposed more nakedly than in the matter of personal eating habits. The advice of the “experts” has been so frequently wrong that the federal government’s dietary guidelines have repeatedly...