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  • Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Crashes Outside MCAS Cherry Point; Pilot Safely Ejected

    05/21/2019 12:16:24 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    USNI News ^ | May 20, 2019 8:49 PM | Megan Eckstein
    Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Crashes Outside MCAS Cherry Point; Pilot Safely Ejected By: Megan Eckstein May 20, 2019 8:49 PM A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier conducts an aerial refuel during exercise Bayou Thunder off the coast of Louisiana, Jan. 29, 2019. The purpose of the exercise is to enhance Marine attack Squadron (VMA) 231’s air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities while also strengthening service interoperability with joint services. The aircraft is assigned to VMA-231, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. US Marine Corps photo. A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier crashed in North Carolina, and the pilot is being treated...
  • Financial collapse of the United States Postal Service is coming

    05/19/2019 2:38:39 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 111 replies
    The Hill.com ^ | Kevin Kosar
    OPINION | FINANCE May 17, 2019 - 04:00 PM EDT Financial collapse of the United States Postal Service is coming BY KEVIN KOSAR, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill TWEET SHARE EMAIL The United States Postal Service (USPS) will run out of cash in five years. Postmaster General Megan Brennan shared this news in testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee earlier this month. The immediate consequence of USPS becoming insolvent would be that the world's largest postal system - which moves 150 billion mail pieces per year,...
  • Maxine Waters' leadership of House hearing 'a travesty,' panel's top Republican says

    05/18/2019 3:46:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/17/19 | Brie Stimson
    Tensions between House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and ranking member Rep. Patrick McHenry, R.-N.C., reportedly overflowed Thursday during a hearing with bank regulators. Waters abruptly ended the nearly three-and-a-half hour session with little warning, Republicans complained, while McHenry and at least one Democrat still wanted to ask questions, Politico reported. Waters rebuffed McHenry’s request for more time, saying she wanted to keep her time commitment to the bank regulators, the Washington Examiner reported. "If a mistake was made and you were not notified, we will deal with that later,” she said.
  • The GOP Base Is Done Tolerating RINO Collaboration With The Democrats

    05/16/2019 3:56:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    The stupid Beltway GOP Establishment, but I repeat myself, is finally standing firm on something – unfortunately, what it is standing firm on is its failure to listen to its own base. The base is woke and the Establishment’s a joke. I speak to a lot of conservative groups of various types and flavors: hardcore tea partiers, patriotic vets, loyal radio listeners, besieged students, brass New Yorkers, even rich country club types who you would think were into Jeb! – you know, diversity. And lately, I’ve tended to start off my talks by posing this question:“Okay, who here agrees with...
  • BUSTED: This Pro-Choice Supporter Took A Pro-Life Sign And Then The Police Got Involved

    05/16/2019 2:04:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Source: Screenshot courtesy of Created Equal We all know the Left is unhinged. When it comes to abortion, it’s jacked up to steroid levels. It’s only going to be exacerbated with the recent anti-abortion bills passed in Georgia and Alabama. The debates will and have been intense. They always are, but we’ve seen a recent spate of violence from the progressive Left on this issue. Pro-lifers have been assaulted and harassed for their advocacy. On the latter example, PA State Rep Brian Sims , a Democrat, decided to show that he was a big tough guy in support of...
  • Williams-Sonoma CEO says the company saw tariff hikes coming, hired more US workers

    05/14/2019 5:26:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5-13-2019 | Tyler Clifford
    Williams-Sonoma CEO Laura Alber said Monday that the company shuffled its operations over the past year in anticipation of high tariffs on imports from China. The home goods retailer made adjustments over the past year believing that tariffs on Chinese imports could reach 25%. “I think that you’re better off preparing for the worst,” she said in a one-on-one interview with “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer Monday in San Francisco. “Unfortunately that pessimism has come true, and we are more prepared.” Williams-Sonoma shifted some furniture production to Vietnam, Indonesia and the United States after President Donald Trump slapped 10% duties...
  • Dan Bongino Slams ‘Weak’ Richard Burr: He’s a ‘Fake Republican,’ Committee’s Really Run by ‘Dr...

    05/12/2019 9:15:16 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Grabien News & Politics ^ | 11 May 2019 | Judge Jeanine Pirro and Dan Bongino
    FULL TITLE: Dan Bongino Slams ‘Weak’ Richard Burr: He’s a ‘Fake Republican,’ Committee’s Really Run by ‘Dr. Evil’ Mark Warner ‘I think they are afraid the I.G. report, it will look really ugly’ RUSH EXCERPT: BONGINO: “Don junior should tell them to go, they must the memo? Did they think it was a hoax? Did they miss the 440 pages of memo from Mueller himself? This collusion hoax was real, they would want anything. Here’s what’s really going on, judge Richard, the Republican chairman of the Senate committee has been called junior’s meek. He’s always been weak. He’s a fake...
  • North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ sponsor bidding for US House

    05/11/2019 9:13:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2019 | Emery P. Dalesio
    A North Carolina legislator best known as the architect of the state’s so-called bathroom bill three years ago is racking up contributions and endorsements as he runs in the repeat of a congressional race marred by a ballot fraud scandal. State Sen. Dan Bishop of Charlotte is a leading contender among 10 candidates in next week’s GOP primary in the 9th Congressional District special election. The state elections board unanimously ordered the new election after Mark Harris, the Republican in last year’s race against Democrat Dan McCready, used a political operative accused of improperly collecting mail-in ballots. Harris opted not...
  • Donald Trump Jr. unlikely to appear before Senate Intelligence Committee: source

    05/10/2019 5:35:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 10, 2019 | Joe Tacopino
    Trump Jr. is deciding whether to comply with a subpoena from the committee — which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election — but the source said the president’s eldest child is more likely to work out a compromise to avoid the public scrutiny. “There’s no way the president’s son is going to appear before a committee and get questioned at a hearing by Democratic candidates running for president,” said a Republican insider with ties to the White House. “We’re in an election cycle. There’s no logical basis to call Don in.” The two Democratic presidential hopefuls on the...
  • Rand Paul Slams ‘Republican’ Richard Burr for Don Jr. Subpoena: ‘Didn’t Get Memo–Case Closed’

    05/10/2019 11:30:24 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 10, 2019 | Senator Rand Paul
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is slamming Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), the GOP chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, for contradicting direct orders from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Russia investigation and issuing a subpoena of Donald Trump, Jr., despite McConnell’s statement that the case is closed. Apparently the Republican chair of the Senate Intel Committee didn’t get the memo from the Majority Leader that this case was closed... Burr, as Breitbart News and other outlets reported late Wednesday, has issued a subpoena of Trump, Jr., which the president’s eldest son is electing to rebuff despite Trump, Jr.’s history...
  • A Burr in their britches

    05/10/2019 11:16:45 AM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/10/2019 | chris stirewalt
    A BURR IN THEIR BRITCHES Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have done everything but build a moat and a drawbridge to keep House Democrats from pursuing President Trump. So the idea that they would then turn and eat one of their own to save Trump’s eldest son another day of testimony was foolish on its face. Depending on your point of view, you may think that Senate Republicans acted out of patriotic virtue, partisan self-interest or even malign intent. But work no one could reasonably argue that that they have not acted to protect Trump. Not only have the members...
  • Et Tu, Sen. Burr?

    05/10/2019 3:48:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2019 | David Limbaugh
    How nauseating that RINO Sen. Richard Burr, as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is doing the bidding of vindictive Democrats in issuing a subpoena to Donald Trump Jr. Burr has joined the Democrats' investigatory vendetta against President Trump, most recently exemplified in the House Judiciary Committee's vote to hold Attorney General Will Barr in contempt of Congress. Democrats claim Barr is in contempt for failing to release an unredacted report by special counsel Robert Mueller, allegedly lying twice to Congress and refusing to appear before the committee. All three claims are absurd on their face and, if heard by...
  • Big-money pro-Trump group identifies SIX states that are key to POTUS reelection in 2020

    05/10/2019 6:49:07 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 27 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/10/19 | Jon Dougherty
    A major super PAC aligned with POTUS Donald Trump has identified six key states the president will need in order to secure his reelection next year. According to America First Action, those states are Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan, The Daily Caller reported. No doubt whatever crazy the Democrats nominate, that candidate will win the deep blue enclaves of California and New York, and may even be able to pull off a majority of votes again (though that is looking less and less likely).
  • Mitch McConnell Reiterates Edict: ‘Case Closed’ on Russia, Does Not Defend Burr’s Rogue Subpoena

    05/09/2019 11:31:44 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 May 2019Washington, D.C. | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday evening reiterated his edict that the case is closed when it comes to Russia, choosing not to publicly back a rogue subpoena from Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) when offered the opportunity by Fox News’s Sean Hannity. While McConnell was clear in restating his view that the case is closed, contradicting Burr’s rogue subpoena of President Donald Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump, Jr., he also did not criticize Burr. Hannity asked McConnell: “What is Senator Burr doing? Did he not hear your message?” In response, McConnell replied: Well, I think...
  • Liberal student arrested for punching pro life student

    05/09/2019 6:08:20 PM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 40 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 5/9/19 | Caleb Parke
    A liberal college student was arrested for assaulting a representative of the pro-life group Created Equal after she attacked him at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill - and it was all caught on camera. Jillian Ward, 19, a pro-choice feminist and aspiring journalist, said she was triggered by graphic photographs depicting aborted children put up by Created Equal. The group uses the images to show "the gruesome reality of abortion and to engage students in conversation about this human injustice."
  • Republican Lawmakers Rip Own Party For Don Jr. Subpoena

    05/09/2019 8:45:33 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/08/2019 | Scott Morefield
    “I’m assuming that they believe they can — if you can believe this, they are going to take Cohen’s word. Cohen, who’s in jail, they are going to take his word,” Nunes told Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “I think they want to bring Don Jr. in, from what I can tell, to see if he will keep the same story or admit to whether or not he talked to his father, blah, blah, blah, about the Trump Tower meeting.” Nunes expressed his frustration that “nobody seems to be getting to the bottom of Fusion GPS’s involvement in the Trump...
  • Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Donald Trump Jr.: Report

    05/08/2019 4:28:34 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | | May 08, 2019 05:18 PM | Zachary Halaschak
    A day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor to declare “ case closed” about the Russia investigation, reports surfaced that the Senate Intelligence Committee has issued a subpoena for Donald Trump Jr. The committee, which is Republican-led, issued the subpoena in order to get answers about Trump’s prior testimony before Senate investigators during the Russia investigation, according to Axios.
  • The Democrats’ Imaginary Crime Committed By Don Jr. Has One Problem: The Law

    05/04/2019 9:18:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2019 | Haarmeet Dhillon
    When the “Russia collusion” scam failed so miserably as a means to take down this administration, liberal politicians and their media cronies got creative, coming up with ever more strained legal theories to justify their harassment of President Trump. The latest iteration is their effort to twist campaign finance laws to fit new, imagined crimes.A prime example of this wishful thinking is the attack on Donald Trump, Jr. over the infamous “Trump Tower Meeting.” Recall that a British publicist emailed Don Jr. in 2016, saying he would be meeting with some Russian citizens, and that Russian prosecutors possibly had “information...
  • NASCAR will stop the Coca-Cola 600 for moment of remembrance on Memorial Day weekend

    05/09/2019 9:42:03 AM PDT · by ETL · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com/auto ^ | May 9, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    NASCAR will pause the Coca-Cola 600 in the middle of the race on Memorial Day weekend for a moment of remembrance. Charlotte Motor Speedway officials requested that the series make the gesture, which it did in 2009 when the Sunday race was moved to Memorial Day due to rain. “People kept talking about that that was so impactful,” Charlotte Motor Speedway general manager Greg Walter told NBC Sports.“So we asked can we do that again? Our sport is so prone to supporting the military and so prone to understanding what the Memorial Day is all about.” The 30-second break will take...
  • No Senate Intelligence Committee Republicans Publicly Stand Up for Richard Burr

    05/09/2019 8:13:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 May 2019 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    These Senate offices include Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), who is up for re-election in Texas in 2020; Tom Cotton (R-AR), Susan Collins (R-ME), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Jim Risch (R-ID). Not one of those senators would publicly stand by Burr on Wednesday evening, when asked where they stand both on the subpoena and on whether Burr should remain chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Not only has the entire Senate Intelligence Committee GOP membership basically abandoned defending Burr publicly, it appears no Republicans anywhere have his back on this. What’s more, while Burr himself...