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  • EXCLUSIVE: Talks Underway For New Conservative Network Amid Fears Fox News Moving Too Far Left

    04/28/2017 10:44:58 PM PDT · by Candor7
    Media ITE ^ | 10:45 am, April 28th, 2017 | Rachel Stockman
    On the heels of major shakeups at the Fox News Network, an alternative conservative network is being actively discussed amongst conservative fat cats. A well-placed source close to the proposal tells Mediaite that serious discussions are underway to create an alternative conservative cable network on the belief that the Fox News Network is moving too far to the left. The source, who is engaged in the talks, says a meeting is planned for today with two prominent high-powered television executives, some underperforming conservative networks and people who have an interest and the ability to fund a new network. The potential...
  • Political Media Earns Poor Marks From Americans (WH More Trusted Than National Media)

    04/28/2017 10:00:26 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 2 replies
    morningconsult.com ^ | APRIL 28, 2017
    As political journalists prepare to gather at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on Saturday to celebrate their work, a new Morning Consult poll is likely to make many of them cringe. In the new poll, roughly half (51 percent) of Americans said the national political media “is out of touch with everyday Americans,” compared with 28 percent who said it “understand the issues everyday Americans are facing.” President Donald Trump, a frequent public antagonist of the press and the first president in 36 years to skip the confab, is also slightly more trusted than the national political media....
  • Austrian president: We might have to fight Islamophobia by asking all women to wear headscarves

    04/28/2017 9:53:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2017 | AllahPundit
    Via Breitbart, at last a clear answer to the question, “Who’s assimilating whom?”Context is important, though. Alexander van der Bellen is a leftist (of course) but his position is largely ceremonial and the country’s policy on head coverings is more restrictive than you might think from listening to him. Austria banned full-face coverings like the burqa and niqab in January; the hijab, which covers the hair and neck, is still allowed among civilians but has also been banned among civil servants like cops, judges, prosecutors, etc. Even van der Bellen reportedly supports a ban on religious dress among judges...
  • [N. Korea] China must be ready for worsened NK ties

    04/28/2017 9:28:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2017/4/27
    China must be ready for worsened NK ties Source:Global Times Published: 2017/4/27 23:33:41 That China strictly implements the UN Security Council resolutions that sanction North Korea is seen by all. If Pyongyang continues with its nuclear and missile tests, China is bound to support more harsh resolutions on this country. The relationship between China and North Korea has already been severely affected. Since Kim Jong-un became the leader of North Korea, there have been no leadership meetings between the two sides. Although they maintain smooth diplomatic communication, strategic mutual trust between the two is scarce. As the situation in the...
  • Schiff says it’s ‘premature’ to make a determination in Trump, Russia case

    04/28/2017 9:10:22 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 27 April 2017 | Sally Persons
    Rep. Adam Schiff said Thursday it’s “premature” to conclusively say there isn’t any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. “I do think we need to get to the bottom of these allegations of collusion or coordination,” the California Democrat said on CNN. “I believe that there is.” When he was asked “is it premature to say there’s no evidence?” Mr. Schiff responded: “It is premature.” Mr. Schiff said he believes the FBI’s investigation proves there’s something to the allegations, or the agency wouldn’t be looking into the issue so closely.
  • Trump: North Korea 'Disrespected' China With Missile Test

    04/28/2017 8:51:04 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 04/28/17
    President Trump sent a tweet Friday evening claiming that North Korea "disrespected" China's wishes with its latest ballistic missile test. Trump called the missile test unsuccessful in his tweet that was aimed at putting distance between Pyongyang and Beijing, while praising Chinese President Xi Jinping as "highly respected." North Korea launched a ballistic missile around 5:30 a.m. local time from near the Pukchang airfield in central North Korea, U.S. and South Korean military officials said. U.S. Pacific Command said the missile did not leave North Korean territory, while South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff reportedly said that the test "failed."
  • Protesters Gather Around Trump Hotel, Claim Mike Pence is Putting Gays in Jail (VIDEO)

    04/28/2017 8:48:48 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 21 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Apr 28th, 2017
    Protesters started to gather around Trump hotel this evening, blaring loud dance music and holding LGBT flags. Jack Posobiec was live on the scene asking the protesters what exactly they were protesting. Many said ‘gay rights and climate change’. Posobiec spoke to one protester who said gays are being excluded under the Trump administration and that Mike Pence ‘signed something’ and is putting gay people in jail. Posobiec: “What rights do gay people not have?” Protester: “So under Mike Pence you could go to jail for 18 months…” Posobiec: “Mike Pence has sent gay people to jail?” Protester: “Yes.” Posobiec:...
  • Sen. Menendez Ally Dr. Salomon Melgen Found Guilty on All 67 Counts of Medicare Fraud

    04/28/2017 8:35:52 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 14 replies
    Bretbart.com ^ | 28 Apr 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Update: The Palm Beach Post just reported Melgen was convicted of all 67 counts. “A prominent Florida eye doctor has been convicted on all counts in his Medicare fraud trial, raising the possibility he could be pressured to testify in the bribery trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez,” the Associated Press reported on Friday afternoon: Jurors announced their verdict Friday for Dr. Salomon Melgen. He effectively faces a life sentence if no deal is struck. Menendez denies any wrongdoing. Prosecutors contended that the 62-year-old Melgen stole up to $105 million from the federal insurance program between 2008 and...
  • Gun-friendly Trump may be slowing gun sales

    04/28/2017 8:27:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies
    ABC 15 ^ | 28 APRIL 2017 | TODD WALKER
    DENVER - Even during his candidacy, President Trump was seen as a gun-friendly candidate. He picked up the National Rifle Association's endorsement at the 2016 NRA convention. As Trump spoke to the NRA on Friday, there was some evidence his friendly stance towards gun owners may be leading to slowing sales. It is well documented that when gun owners feel their 2nd Amendment rights are threatened, gun sales skyrocket.
  • George Soros is back in the game of funding local races for district attorney

    04/28/2017 8:27:25 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 28, 2017 | Todd Shepherd
    Billionaire political activist George Soros appears to be getting back in the game of funding local races for district attorney, this time trying to hand-pick the winner in the Philadelphia contest. snip In the 2016 campaign, Soros created local, independent expenditure committees or political action committees which allowed him to bypass the individual contribution limits on giving to a candidate's own committee. Soros was then able to spend unlimited amounts on mailers and television ads on behalf of the candidate, provided there was no coordination between the Soros-created PAC and the candidate. In most of the 2016 contests, the Soros...
  • President George H.W. Bush released from hospital

    04/28/2017 8:25:26 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 28 APRIL 2017 | KHOU.COM
    HOUSTON -- President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital Friday after being treated for a mild case of pneumonia followed by chronic bronchitis. "President and Mrs. Bush are very pleased to be home spending time with family and friends and grateful for the outstanding care provided by his doctors and nurses," stated a release from the former president's office. Houston Methodist Hospital treated the president over the last two weeks.
  • Donald Trump Appoints Pro-Life Advocate as Assistant Secretary of HHS for Public Affairs

    04/28/2017 8:04:36 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/28/2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    President Donald Trump has appointed the pro-life advocate and former president of Americans United for Life (AUL), Dr. Charmaine Yoest, to be assistant secretary of public affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). National pro-life leader and Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser responded to the announcement of Yoest’s appointment with the following statement: Charmaine Yoest is one of the pro-life movement’s most articulate and powerful communicators. As the former president and CEO of Americans United for Life, she led groundbreaking efforts to advance pro-life, pro-woman legislation at the state level. She is perfectly suited to...
  • Trump criticizes N.Korean missile launch

    04/28/2017 7:58:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    NHK ^ | 2017-04-29
    Trump criticizes N.Korean missile launch US President Donald Trump has criticized North Korea for its latest ballistic missile launch. Trump took to Twitter on Friday, saying "North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad!" Trump has repeatedly expressed the hope that China would play a role in urging North Korea to exercise self-restraint. The US Pacific Command says Pyongyang launched the missile from Bukchang in South Pyongan Province at around 5:30 AM on Saturday Seoul Time. It adds that the missile did not leave North Korean territory,...
  • Known MS-13 gang member arrested in Long Island

    04/28/2017 7:53:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ^ | 4/28/2017 | U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
    NEW YORK — Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested a Salvadoran national on administrative immigration violations Thursday after he was identified by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York special agents as a MS-13 gang member.Hector Flamenco, 41, a citizen and national of El Salvador, entered the United States in August 1996. He has a felony conviction of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams, or more, of cocaine in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York and received a sentence of 121 months imprisonment."ERO has always focused...
  • Senator Responds to Trump’s N.R.A. Speech With Photos of Shooting Victims

    04/28/2017 7:44:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 37 replies
    NEW YORK TIMES ^ | 28 APRIL 2017 | MATT STEVENS
    As President Trump took the stage to champion the Second Amendment at a National Rifle Association convention on Friday, a United States senator sought to counter his message by unleashing a Twitter storm using the names, ages and pictures of gun violence victims. Senator Christopher S. Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, who has fought for increased gun control since the 2012 school massacre in his home state, posted on Twitter on Friday morning to urge his followers not to watch Mr. Trump’s speech and instead, “think about who we are fighting for.”
  • Has Trump Stolen Philosophy’s Critical Tools?

    04/28/2017 7:34:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 17, 2017 | Casey Williams
    Truth is pliable in Trumpland. In March, the president fired off a tweet accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower. Republican members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, dismissed the claim. But the Trump team doubled down, writing off media reports and insisting that evidence of wiretapping would soon surface. It didn’t. We’re used to this pattern by now: The president dresses up useful lies as “alternative facts” and decries uncomfortable realities as “fake news.” Stoking conservative passion and liberal fury, Trump stirs up confusion about the veracity of settled knowledge and,...
  • Far-Left Austrian President: All Women Must Wear Headscarves to Fight Islamophobia

    04/28/2017 7:31:28 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/27/17 | Ben Kew
    Austria’s far-left president, Alexander Van der Bellen, has suggested that one day all women must wear headscarves to fight Islamophobia. During a talk to students, Van der Bellen said that whilst be believes a woman should wear “whatever she wants”, should Austria’s “rampant Islamophobia continue, there will come a day when we must ask all women to wear a headscarf – all of them! – out of solidarity towards those who do it for religious reasons”. Van der Bellen, who was sworn in as president in January after defeating anti-mass migration Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer in last December’s presidential...
  • Report: Secretary T-Rex Begins Reducing State Dept. Bureaucrats…

    04/28/2017 7:25:23 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 17 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 28, 2017 | Sundance
    A report from Bloomberg highlights the anxiety within the professional state department apparatus as Secretary Tillerson begins substantive cuts in the number of pontificating elitist bureaucrats. It’s amazing how the ankle-biters never seem to recognize these consequential shifts in policy and approach toward dismantling the bureaucracy. The State Department is the cornerstone of Deep State operations. It is a massively bloated institution filled with some of the most entrenched political globalists and ideologues. Trump is no longer playing only with evil and cunning players who are still predictable, easily beatable dopes, like Hillary. He is playing against killers, with his...
  • President Trump Sends Out WARNING To NRA- ‘WATCH YOUR BACK, SHE’S COMING!’

    04/28/2017 7:13:09 PM PDT · by Mafe · 20 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 4/28/2017 | Sierra Marlee
    As the first President to speak to the NRA (actually speak to them, not call them “gun nuts” or “bitter clingers”) since Ronald Reagan, Trump had some pretty big shoes to fill. While he didn’t give out many specifics, Trump did make sweeping promises to defend the Second Amendment while in the White House. He also gave an ominous warning. During his speech, Trump discussed the 2020 Presidential election. While it might seem a little premature given that he is just barely approaching his first 100 days as President, but when you’re defending the Constitution, you need to be prepared...
  • Five Reasons We Keep Losing To The Left

    04/28/2017 6:55:33 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | April 21, 201 | Eric Blake
    Edmund Burke, the father of Conservatism, once wrote “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fail, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” Later, John Stuart Mill said, “Let not any one pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to accomplish their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” All right, all right—why am I writing this, amid all the victories we’ve enjoyed? For goodness sake, the RNC’s just announced...