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  • Mayor cancels red light camera program [political correctness kills]

    12/05/2016 4:59:15 PM PST · by grundle · 5 replies
    Democrat & Chronicle [link only] | December 1, 2016 | Meaghan M. McDermott
    link only: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2016/12/01/city-end-red-light-program/94730002/
  • Christmas tree salesman with cancer sells out lot before last romantic trip

    12/05/2016 4:55:55 PM PST · by LouieFisk
    Yahoo ^ | December 5, 2016 | CBC
    The dream of one last romantic Hawaiian vacation is now closer to reality after a Calgary Christmas tree salesperson — diagnosed with blood and bone cancer — sold out of trees on Saturday night, almost one month ahead of schedule.
  • Biden raises possibility of 2020 presidential bid

    12/05/2016 4:20:43 PM PST · by springwater13 · 51 replies
    Vice President Biden on Monday raised the possibility of a presidential bid in 2020. “I am going to run for president in 2020,” Biden told a group of reporters in the Capitol when asked about his political future. Asked if he was kidding, the 74-year-old Biden paused for four seconds before saying he is “not committing not to run.” “I am not committed to anything. I learned a long time ago, fate has a strange way of intervening.”
  • How top U.S. colleges hooked up with controversial Chinese companies

    12/05/2016 4:19:07 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02 December 2012 | Steve Stecklow and Alexandra Harney
    Thomas Benson once ran a small liberal arts college in Vermont. Stephen Gessner served as president of the school board for New York’s Shelter Island. More recently, they’ve been opening doors for Chinese education companies seeking a competitive edge: getting their students direct access to admissions officers at top U.S. universities. Over the past seven years, Benson and Gessner have worked as consultants for three major Chinese companies. They recruited dozens of U.S. admissions officers to fly to China and meet in person with the companies' student clients, with the companies picking up most of the travel expenses. Among the...
  • Election Integrity Matters

    12/05/2016 4:18:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    President-elect Donald Trump blamed his loss of the popular vote on election fraud. While that’s not likely, it doesn’t matter. Vote fraud is a serious problem that can subvert elections. The Trump administration should put electoral integrity at the top of its agenda. What sets the U.S. apart from so many other nations is that the government is accountable to the people, who actually choose their leaders. In the case of Donald Trump, they rejected the virtually unanimous advice of their “betters,” the cultural, business, and political elites who expect to rule. Average folks took back America. The greatest threat...
  • Mobsters ran a fake U.S. Embassy in Ghana for 10 years, flying the flag and issuing visas for $6,

    12/05/2016 4:09:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    msn.com ^ | 12/5/16 | WaPo
    full title........................... For a decade, an American flag flew outside a battered pink building in Ghana’s capital city, welcoming out-of-town visitors who, once inside, found a photo of President Obama hanging on the wall. Signs confirmed to travelers — who had been bused in from the most remote parts of West Africa — that they had arrived at the U.S. Embassy in Accra. The “consular officers” working there were not Americans, but they spoke English and Dutch and issued official-looking visas and identification papers. They charged their customers $6,000. Billboards and fliers advertised the official services.
  • 7 special needs children kept in horrific conditions

    12/05/2016 4:06:12 PM PST · by Stopthethreat · 4 replies
    Not an easy read
  • The Propaganda About Russian Propaganda

    12/05/2016 4:02:04 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 01 December 2016
    Synopsis: reporter looks into a site that supposedly backed up the fake news site list in the Washington Post.
  • Best-selling author, veterans advocate dies

    12/05/2016 4:01:14 PM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 5, 2016 | Betsy Blaney
    An Army veteran who overcame a severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder to become a best-selling author and veterans advocate died over the weekend in El Paso. Luis Carlos Montalvan, age 43, died late Friday night at a Downtown hotel, officials with the El Paso Police Department said. Montalvan was the author of the best-selling book “Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him.” The 2011 book details his struggles with PTSD and how his dog, Tuesday, helped him...
  • Jerry Brown Farts in General Direction of Dairy Farmers

    12/05/2016 3:55:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Holy cow! Dairy farmers are balking at crazy climate change legislation that will rob America’s middle class of affordable dairy products.The Golden State used to be a place you could visit for a relaxing vacation filled with sunshine, palm trees and bayside avocado burgers—and then fly home to live a relatively free life—leaving California residents to cope with the “crazy” aspects of the state, like sky-high taxes. Not anymore. California is America’s largest milk-producing state. Thanks to new regulations from CA Gov. Jerry Brown, one thing is certain: if you love milk and cheese, significantly higher costs are coming your...
  • Donald Trump will lose after failing to follow Mitt Romney - Expert [Election Eve Fake News CNBC]

    12/05/2016 3:55:00 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | Monday, November 7, 2016 | David Reid
    Any chance of the Republican Party regaining the White House has been hampered by Donald Trump's campaign tactics, according to one U.S. policy expert... James Boys, senior US policy expert and associate professor of international political studies at Richmond University, told CNBC Monday that Trump is not waging a campaign that can win the election. "If you put in someone who could reach out to Hispanics, to women, to the African American community and build on what Mitt Romney had done four years ago, maybe.
  • Cops: Muslim worker pushed down stairs and called terrorist [Grand Central, NYC]

    12/05/2016 3:54:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 2:22 PM EST
    Authorities say a New York City transit worker who is Muslim was pushed down the stairs at Grand Central Terminal by a man who called her a terrorist. The station agent was wearing a Muslim head covering and was attacked before 7 a.m. Monday while on her way to work. …
  • When Everything Is 'Fake News'

    12/05/2016 3:53:30 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Reason ^ | 05 December 2016 | Jesse Walker
    Yesterday an idiot fired a rifle in a D.C. restaurant because he was trying to investigate "PizzaGate," the latest, dumbest variation on the decades-old series of rumors that the country is governed by secret pedophile rings. (Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.) Since the gunman was inspired by a false story, his crime was promptly blamed on "fake news." Then some pundits tried to link his assault to Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's pick to be national security adviser, on the grounds that Flynn had promoted the PizzaGate story. But it turned out the general had actually been alluding...
  • AFGHANISTAN WILL BE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S FIRST FOREIGN POLICY CRISIS

    12/05/2016 3:52:12 PM PST · by jcon40 · 23 replies
    War on the Rocks ^ | Dec. 5, 16 | Jonathon Schroden
    Many hotspots and geopolitical adversaries are constantly in the news and likely at the forefront of the foreign policy issues President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is focused on. Yet the issue that is most likely to be the first real foreign policy crisis of the Trump administration is the one that received no discussion at all during the presidential debates – Afghanistan. Remember Afghanistan? The longest war in U.S. history? Where the United States, its allies in NATO, and several partner nations still have in excess of 13,000 troops on the ground? Where the United States last year spent approximately...
  • Why Donald Trump Will Lose [Fake News Huffington Post on Election Eve!]

    12/05/2016 3:50:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    huffington puffington ^ | Monday, November 7, 2016 | William Astore ("Writer, Professor, Retired Lt. Colonel, Air Force")
    ....He’s going to lose because he’s offered no compelling vision about why he should be president. (I don’t think “making America great again” is such a vision.) What’s most remarkable to me about Trump’s campaign is how negative it’s been.... ... Trump will be done in by his own vulgarity. He will lose because he couldn’t see past the limitations of his own height — his own flawed character.
  • ACLU want Obama to commute sentence for Chelsea Manning

    12/05/2016 3:49:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 2:52 PM EST
    The American Civil Liberties Union and gay-rights groups are lobbying President Barack Obama to commute the prison sentence of a transgender soldier who leaked classified government and military documents. The ACLU said the letter Monday co-signed by more than a dozen civil rights groups considers Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence unprecedented. …
  • Intelligence Committee Call On Obama To Declassify Evidence Of Russian Election Interference

    12/05/2016 3:45:38 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    We've been a lot more skeptical than most about all the claims of "Russian interference" with the US Presidential election this year. While I don't doubt there was some effort to do something, Russia is such an easy scapegoat. Still, plenty of people insist that it's true, including those who at least should have a fair bit of insight into what actually happened. To me, the bigger issue is that attribution in many of these things is a lot more difficult than most people make it out to be. Either way, it's quite noteworthy that seven Senators on the Senate...
  • Clinton’s ‘Russia Did It’ Cop-out

    12/05/2016 3:42:30 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 03 December 2016 | Robert Parry
    In a last-ditch effort to salvage Hillary Clinton’s campaign, establishment Democrats are slinging McCarthyistic mud, joining in smearing independent journalists and blaming everything on Russia ___ The Clinton machine – running on fumes after Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid – is pulling out all remaining stops to block Donald Trump’s inauguration, even sinking into a new McCarthyism. In joining a recount effort with slim hopes of reversing the election results, Clinton campaign counsel Marc Elias cited a scurrilous Washington Post article that relied on a shadowy anonymous group, called PropOrNot, that issued a “black list” against 200 or so Internet...
  • MILO at Miami University: PIZZAGATE - The Deep Dish On Liberalism & Pedophilia (Live in 35 minutes)

    12/05/2016 3:23:39 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    Scheduled for Dec 5, 2016 TOUR: http://yiannopoulos.net READ: http://www.breitbart.com/milo/ LIKE: https://www.facebook.com/myiannopoulos/ BUY: http://swagbymilo.com/ LISTEN: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/t... Category People & Blogs License Standard YouTube License
  • Freiburg murder: Germans urged not to scapegoat migrants

    12/05/2016 3:20:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/04/2016
    Germans have been urged not to scapegoat migrants, after an Afghan youth was arrested over the rape and murder of a German student. A 17-year-old Afghan boy is under suspicion because a DNA test appears to link him to the spot in Freiburg where the woman was attacked in October. Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel warned Germans not to exploit the crime "for incitement and conspiracy propaganda". Last year's massive influx of migrants fuelled tensions over immigration. The 19-year-old medical student disappeared in mid-October on her way home from a party in Freiburg, south-western Germany. Her body was found in the...
  • Man accused of threatening Muslim officer faces hate charge [NYPD]

    12/05/2016 3:18:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 6:07 PM EST
    A man who authorities said shouted “go back to your country” at a Muslim woman wearing a religious head covering may have picked the wrong target: a decorated New York City police officer. Officer Aml Elsokary, a New York City native who joined the force after the Sept. 11 attacks, said she was off duty in her Brooklyn neighborhood Saturday when she encountered a man yelling and pushing her 16-year-old son. When she intervened, she said, the man referenced the Islamic State group and threatened to slit her throat. …
  • Dark Horse Picks For Trump: Joe Lieberman And Ted Cruz

    12/05/2016 2:58:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Here are two high profile, “outside-the-box,” get-your-attention picks for Donald Trump’s administration: Joe Lieberman and Ted Cruz First, forget Mitt Romney. Lose him like a bad case of the flu. Mitt is bad karma. He didn’t just not vote for Trump, he actively tried to humiliate and destroy Trump. He denigrated Trump. He was jealous, vicious and hateful towards Trump- a very bad combination. He called a press conference with one purpose: to bad mouth Trump. He called Trump a "con man, phony and fraud.” The millions of Americans who believed in Trump…who fought for Trump…who defended Trump against...
  • Laughing At Liberals As They Lose Their Minds

    12/05/2016 2:48:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I reached peak Twitter this week when I was sucked into a tweet battle with a liberal dwarf. True story. Donald Trump’s victory had the militant munchkin fuming. I have to admit that I was a little short with her myself.But I should be smiling – we conservatives should all be smiling – because everything is going our way. For heaven’s sake, our next Secretary of Defense is going to be nicknamed “Mad Dog.” We just spent eight years being ruled by people who would prefer it be someone nicknamed “Hugs N’ Stuff.”The liberals are truly going nuts, and it’s...
  • Judicial Watch Asks Court to Unseal Videos of Depositions in Hillary Clinton Email Case

    12/05/2016 2:44:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Decenber 5, 2016
    News Media Organizations Also on Record Supporting Public Release (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it filed a motion that seeks to unseal the audiovisual recordings of the depositions of top Clinton aides and State Department officials. The depositions come in connection with a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff to former Secretary Clinton ( Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363)). Judicial Watch argues that “even though the election is over, the news media and the public continue to...
  • Donald Trump’s chances of winning are approaching zero [Fake News Headline 6 Weeks Ago Today]

    12/05/2016 2:44:31 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | Monday, October 24, 2016 | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    The election is in 15 days. And the electoral map just keeps looking grimmer and grimmer for Donald Trump.... ...We’re also moving Utah — yes, Utah! — from “lean Republican” to “toss-up” as independent... ...we are adding Texas to our list of competitive states, rating it as “lean Republican.” ....how badly Trump is performing even in longtime Republican strongholds that the debate going forward won’t be whether Texas should stay on the list of competitive races but whether it should move to “toss-up.” ....Clinton now has 323 electoral votes either solidly for her or leaning her way. Trump has just...
  • California Legislation Challenges Trump's Proposals For A Border Wall And Registration.....

    12/05/2016 2:43:05 PM PST · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 05, 2016 | Patrick McGreevy
    Dec. 5, 2016 California Legislation Challenges Trump's Proposals For A Border Wall And Registration Of Muslim Immigrants by Patrick McGreevy In a challenge to President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall at the Mexico border, a California lawmaker said Monday he is introducing a bill that would require the project to first be approved by the state’s voters. State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) said the legislation is one of three proposals he is introducing as a package called Fight For California. Another bill would prohibit state agencies from providing federal entities with information for purposes of compiling a...
  • NY lawmakers: Trump should pay for his own security

    12/05/2016 2:40:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 57 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/5/16 | Cristina Marcos
    Several Democratic members of the New York congressional delegation think President-elect Donald Trump should pay for his own security costs if his family chooses to maintain two residences while he's in the White House. In a letter Monday to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, six Democrats representing various New York City boroughs said Trump should pick up the tab for the security costs of living in Washington and Manhattan. Also Monday, de Blasio said he’s asking the Obama administration to reimburse New York $35 million for Trump’s security costs through Inauguration Day...
  • Drunk And Violent Passenger Forces NYC-Bound Flight To Turn Back To Hawaii

    12/05/2016 2:38:59 PM PST · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 02 December 2016 | Scott Heins
    A Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for New York City turned back and returned to Honolulu Tuesday after an intoxicated passenger allegedly threatened to kill numerous people on board, including crewmembers, his girlfriend, and her children. According to an FBI affidavit, James August allegedly struck a flight attendant's shoulder and began making death threats when she tried to intervene. Another passenger on Hawaiian Airlines Flight 50 told the FBI August had been drinking before the flight took off, the AP notes. Once on board, August reportedly continued drinking and became increasingly unruly. (He reportedly snuck his own booze onto the flight.)...
  • Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump

    12/05/2016 2:37:13 PM PST · by sharkhawk · 121 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | CHRISTOPHER SUPRUN
    Dallas — I am a Republican presidential elector, one of the 538 people asked to choose officially the president of the United States. Since the election people have asked me to change my vote based on policy disagreements with Donald J. Trump. In some cases, they cite the popular vote difference. I do not think president-elects should be disqualified for policy disagreements. I do not think they should be disqualified because they won the Electoral College instead of the popular vote. However, now I am asked to cast a vote on Dec. 19 for someone who shows daily he is...
  • Trump Right not to Bow Down to China

    12/05/2016 2:31:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 5, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There once was a time when China was afraid of offending us, but liberal pundits, politicians, and those human equivalents of the dodo bird, career diplomats, are aghast that President-elect Donald Trump took a congratulatory phone call from the democratically elected president of Taiwan Tsai-Ing-wen. Trump acted to “buck diplomatic protocol”, the chattering class harrumphed, and offended China, whose leader, President Xi JinPing, President Obama bowed to in 2014 at the APEC Economic Leader’s meeting in China. Trump’s hyperventilating critics forget that to accept a call from a foreign leader is not conducting foreign policy. President-elect Trump knows full well...
  • Editorial: Pipeline protesters win Pyrrhic victory

    12/05/2016 2:19:59 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | December 5, 2016 | By Tom Dennis
    There's a reason why Republicans soon will control not only the presidency, but also the Senate, the House, 33 governorships and both chambers in 32 states. The reason can be found in the Dakota Access Pipeline case. With its elevation of identity politics above all else, its twisting of facts to accuse others of racism, its fanatic claim of being above the law and its wild exaggerations of environmental risk, the protest helps explain why so few Americans are willing to give the Left power. The protesters won an important battle on Sunday, when their efforts convinced the Obama administration...
  • Recount Ruling is 'federal takeover' Bill Schuette tells Fox news

    12/05/2016 2:12:21 PM PST · by MarMema · 35 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/5/16 | Emily Lawler
    LANSING, MI -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette told FOX News on Monday that a federal court intervening in Michigan's recount amounted to a "takeover." Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein requested the recount, and requested action from the United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan. The court held a rare weekend hearing and ruled just after Midnight on Sunday that Michigan's recount proceed. It began in two counties at noon on Monday. But Schuette is arguing that Michigan courts should handle the matter. "Michigan law needs to govern, not some federal takeover," Schuette said on FOX News just...
  • Artist Creates Impossible Towers Of Balanced Rocks To Meditate

    12/05/2016 2:09:45 PM PST · by aquila48 · 42 replies
    boredpanda ^ | ​ Dovas
    We’re having a hard time deciding whether Michael Grab is an artist or a magician, because he creates stunning structure from finely balanced rocks that seem to defy the law of physics. These seemingly impossible structures require intense concentration and meditative focus. In the video below, Grab spends several minutes nearly frozen, making tiny adjustments until he gets all of the rocks’ centers of gravity just right. “Over the past few years of practicing rock balance, simple curiosity has evolved into therapeutic ritual, ultimately nurturing meditative presence, mental well-being, and artistry of design,” writes Grab in his artist statement. (Lot's...
  • Can Trump Push Islam towards Reform?

    12/05/2016 2:06:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 5, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    The mainstream media and the Obama administration, like the media and governments in many Western countries, goes out of its way to excuse Islamist terror, and actively paints a picture of Muslims in the West victimized by supposed Islamophobia. This tendency is bolstered by the corresponding refusal to acknowledge Islamist terror for what it is, substituting euphemisms or generalities to cover what are clearly murderous acts done in the name of Islam. Most ludicrous of all, is the penchant -- particularly by Barack Obama -- to discourse theologically about the “religion of peace.” In fact, this refusal to accept reality...
  • China warns Trump: Iran nuclear deal must stand

    12/05/2016 2:02:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    BEIJING — Implementation of the Iran nuclear deal should not be “affected by any changes in the domestic situations” of countries involved, China’s foreign minister warned Monday, responding to US president-elect Donald Trump’s threats to abandon it. The agreement, signed in Vienna in July 2015 and in force since January 2016, was the signature diplomatic breakthrough of Barack Obama’s second term. It calls on Tehran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief from the US and other nations. Trump has promised to tear up the nuclear deal once in office, calling the agreement under which it was...
  • China flew nuclear-capable bombers around Taiwan before Trump call with Taiwanese president

    12/05/2016 2:02:22 PM PST · by jennychase · 13 replies
    foxnews ^ | 12/5/2016 | Jennifer Griffin
    Officials: China flew nuclear-capable bombers around Taiwan Less than a week before President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan’s president over the phone, China flew a pair of long-range nuclear-capable bombers around Taiwan for the first time, two U.S. officials revealed to Fox News.
  • The DNC Has a Political Death Wish

    12/05/2016 1:53:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 5, 2016 | G. Murphy Donovan
    Experience is the best teacher – or so says the conventional wisdom. In practice, the most common lesson is that too many folks never learn – especially those encumbered by ideology. Or as a philosopher might put it, "what we learn from history is that no one learns from history." Worse still, those who cannot, or will not, learn are prone to repeat mindless behaviors. Call it tone-deaf. Better still, call it political autism. Alas, while Western culture swirls in the crapper, Brussels and Washington political elites still insist on flushing. Social democracies are probative. In Europe, the left learned...
  • Website Labeled ‘Fake News’ Threatens To Sue WaPo For Defamation

    12/05/2016 1:49:26 PM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 5, 2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    One of the websites The Washington Post labeled “fake news” in a November story demanded a retraction and threatened the paper with a defamation lawsuit in a demand letter Sunday. A lawyer for Naked Capitalism accuses WaPo of running a debunked list of “fake news” sites in the “sensational” story compiled by a dubious team of researchers, without substantiating their claims or giving Naked Capitalism a chance to respond to the allegation. The Washington Post’s actions constitute defamation, the lawyer writes in the letter published Monday. “You did not provide even a single example of ‘fake news’ allegedly distributed or...
  • Japanese prime minister plans landmark visit to Pearl Harbor

    12/05/2016 1:46:10 PM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/5/16 | Anna Fifield
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will go to Pearl Harbor with President Obama later this month, becoming the first Japanese leader to visit the site of the attack on Hawaii 75 years ago that thrust the United States into World War II. The joint trip comes after Obama went to Hiroshima with Abe in May, making him the first sitting American president to visit the city where the United States dropped the first of two atomic bombs in 1945 to force Japan’s surrender.
  • Donald Trump Gets an A+ So Far on Critical Pro-Life Appointments That Matter to Unborn Children

    12/05/2016 1:32:51 PM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | Dec 5, 2016 | Eric Scheidler  
    During the Republican primary, Donald Trump wasn’t the first choice for most pro-life voters. He was a recent convert to the pro-life position, and never appeared comfortable talking about the subject of abortion. Meanwhile, among his opponents were recognized pro-life champions who brought both eloquence and an impressive track record on the pro-life issue to the race. That skepticism remained during the general election, even if the vast majority of pro-life voters cast their ballots for Trump. The urgency of defeating radical abortion advocate Hillary Clinton was clear. But would Trump really follow through on such promises as appointing a...
  • Nancy Pelosi: I don’t think Democrats want a new direction

    12/05/2016 1:32:26 PM PST · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 12/4/16 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi just gave Republicans another reason for celebration. The newly elected House minority leader insisted Sunday that Dems aren’t looking for a “new direction” even after the bruising Election Day defeats and a GOP monopoly in Washington. A defiant — and possibly delusional — Pelosi stood firm about her party’s future when pressed on what she’ll do differently to deal with Democratic discontent. “I don’t think people want a new direction,” Pelosi told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “Our values unify us and our values are about supporting America’s working families.”
  • Donald Trump Meets With Climate Advocate Al Gore

    12/05/2016 1:29:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/05/2016 | Jordyn Phelps
    Former Vice President and climate advocate Al Gore met with Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York City today. Gore said he had a "lengthy and very productive session" with the president-elect, who has previously called climate change a "hoax." "I found it an extremely interesting conversation and to be continued and I’m just going to leave it at that," Gore told reporters of the meeting with the president-elect "... It was a sincere search for areas of common ground." Gore also met with Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump. The meetings with the two Trumps came against the backdrop of...
  • 15-year-old charged with decapitating classmate [MA]

    12/05/2016 1:19:03 PM PST · by Red Badger · 74 replies
    www.fox5ny.com ^ | Updated:Dec 05 2016 03:05PM EST | Staff
    LAWRENCE, Mass. — A 15-year-old boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river said in a police report made public Monday that they had gone to smoke marijuana together and he had last seen the classmate alive. Mathew Borges was held without bail after pleading not guilty at his brief arraignment in Lawrence District Court on a murder charge. Borges is being prosecuted as an adult, so court proceedings were open. His lawyer, Edward Hayden, did not argue for bail. The body of 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino was found near the Merrimack...
  • GOP files federal appeal but Michigan presidential recount continues

    12/05/2016 1:10:49 PM PST · by dirtboy · 63 replies
    12/5/2016 | Paul Egan
    http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/05/gop-files-federal-appeal-stop-michigan-recount/95005692/ Link only
  • K-12: Occupied Territory

    12/05/2016 1:07:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 5, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    The U.S. government published the dark truth about K-12 schools in the famous "A Nation at Risk" report of 1983. Here is that truth: if a foreign country created the schools we have now, we would conclude that they were "an act of war" against our children. A Nation at Risk told us that the simplest way to understand the mediocrity and malaise so common in K-12. We shouldn't assume there is anything natural about this decline or anything mysterious. It's a man-made attack by a vicious enemy who infiltrated our schools and made them dysfunctional. But what country would...
  • Red light cameras and the “anti-poverty” argument: Disproportionately issued to low income drivers.

    12/05/2016 1:05:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    In Rochester, New York, the mayor is making a controversial change to the city’s law enforcement strategy. Normally when we’re talking about crime here I’m dealing with murders, sexual assaults and all of the truly horrible things which unfortunately happen. This one, however, has to do with traffic violations. Wait! Don’t stop reading yet… there’s a point to be made here.Mayor Lovely Warren is preparing to shut down the city’s system of automated red light cameras which record motorists running stop lights and are used to issue tickets. Her complaint isn’t that the cameras don’t work properly or are...
  • Dems to give Trump’s cabinet picks the “Merrick Garland treatment”?

    12/05/2016 1:01:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2016 | AllahPundit
    That’ll be … difficult to do since they can’t control which nominations reach the floor and foolishly farted away their power to filibuster nominees three years ago.The left is anxious, though, and wants to see some fight in their team so Schumer and his caucus are stuck with slowdown tactics. “They’ve been rewarded for stealing a Supreme Court justice. We’re going to help them confirm their nominees, many of whom are disqualified?” fumed Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). “It’s not obstruction, it’s not partisan, it’s just a duty to find out what they’d do in these jobs.”…Democrats could conceivably force...
  • Pat McCrory concedes NC governor race

    12/05/2016 12:56:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans had a great night at every level in last month’s elections, but not everyone went home a winner. Governor Pat McCrory trailed in his re-election bid but refused to concede the election, requesting a recount and alleging irregularities in the voting, especially in Durham County. Today McCrory surrendered to the inevitable, and promised to help governor-elect Roy Cooper successfully and quickly transition into the office: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the governor’s race Monday, clearing the way for Democrat Roy Cooper to be declared the winner nearly four weeks after Election Day.The win by Cooper, the state’s...
  • Ahead of Trump White House, Obama admin. releases memo outlining use of force rules

    12/05/2016 12:55:23 PM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    breaking911.com ^ | 12/5/16 | breaking911com
    December 5, 2016 | 3:18 PM Ahead of Trump White House, Obama admin. releases memo outlining use of force rules December 5, 2016 | 3:18 PM Home » BREAKING NEWS » Ahead of Trump White House, Obama admin. releases memo outlining use of force rules WASHINGTON – On the eve of a new administration that has promised more aggressive counterterrorism operations, the Obama White House has released a lengthy compendium of its own policies governing the use of force. The 61-page document outlines eight years of administration legal opinions, executive orders and military directives. In a strong defense of its...
  • Federal appeals court upholds Mohamed Mohamud conviction (Porland, OR)

    12/05/2016 12:50:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 5, 2016 | Maxine Berstein
    A federal appeals court Monday upheld the conviction of Mohamed Osman Mohamud for attempting to detonate a bomb during downtown Portland's holiday tree-lighting ceremony, rejecting his argument that federal authorities had entrapped him. While the three-member panel of judges in the 9Th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the government's conduct was "quite aggressive at times,'' they concluded it fell short of a due process violation, according to the 50-page ruling. "The complete lack of reluctance on Mohamud's part to participate in the bombing - indeed his immediate zeal to see it through - separates this case from those in...