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  • John McCain wins over BIG fans in Cher, Rosie O, Cecile Richards, Jimmy Kimmel & MANY others

    09/22/2017 1:39:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | September 22, 2017 | Doug P.
    As Twitchy reported earlier, Sen. John McCain has once again won applause from Obamacare supporters for being among the senators holding off another “repeal and replace” effort:
  • ‘Undocumented and unafraid’: Wichita students rally for DACA

    09/22/2017 1:37:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | September 22, 2017 | By Suzanne Perez Tobias
    About 100 young people gathered on the lawn of East High School in Wichita on Friday for a student-led rally in support of a program that protects children who were brought to the United States illegally from being deported. Carrying signs and shouting “Build more bridges, not more walls,” the high-schoolers said they wanted to show support for the legal shield known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced it would end the program, leaving Congress a six-month window of time to try to save it. “We are here because we have...
  • Obama’s Watergate - Six months later, CNN confirms what was widely reported —

    09/22/2017 1:33:55 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 22, 2017 | Daniel J. Flynn
    FULL Title - Obama’s Watergate - Six months later, CNN confirms what was widely reported — and ignored on the left — last March. Vladimir Putin did not hack the election. Barack Obama did. Donald Trump said earlier this year that the Obama Administration wiretapped his campaign. “Like I’d want to hear more from that fool?” President Obama scoffed. But CNN reported on Monday, “US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election…. The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to...
  • Back-and-Forth on DACA Leaves Young Immigrants ‘Just Dangling

    09/22/2017 1:33:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 22, 2017 | By LIZ ROBBINS
    Violeta Gomez-Uribe, 32, goes to kickboxing classes in Brooklyn. Eduardo Garcia, 22, lifts weights at the gym, in between classes and two jobs. Apolinar Islas, 34, who came to New York from Mexico when he was 15, said he walks around in “zombie mode” and tries to stay off social media to avoid “the tsunami of confusion.” All of them are recipients of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era program that protects undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation and lets them work legally in this country. They have felt a whiplash of...
  • Exclusive: Turkey to deploy troops inside Syria's Idlib - Erdogan

    09/22/2017 1:29:09 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 3 replies
    Rooters Propaganda ^ | September 21, 2017 | Parisa Hafezi
    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey will deploy troops in Syria’s northern Idlib region as part of a so-called de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month. The “de-escalation” zones, agreed by Turkey, Russia and Iran, would be further discussed in talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his trip to Ankara next week, Erdogan said in an interview with Reuters while he was in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly. “Under the agreement, Russians are maintaining security outside Idlib and Turkey will maintain the security inside Idlib region,” Erdogan said.
  • Trump Administration Planning to Deport Thousands of Unaccompanied Teens From Central America

    09/22/2017 1:15:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 21, 2017 | By Graham Lanktree
    The Trump administration is drafting a new policy to quickly deport more than 150,000 child migrants from Central America who arrived alone in the U.S. illegally, creating a new class of undocumented migrants. The Department of Justice and Homeland Security is drawing up a policy proposal in a series of memos, according to two sources with knowledge of the internal debate who spoke to the Miami Herald. As it stands, the plan would allow for teens and children who arrived in the U.S. illegally by themselves to be put on a fast track to deportation when they turn 18. Most...
  • Sarah Palin: ‘We Voted to Put America First, Not the Political Elite That Ignored Us for Decades’

    09/22/2017 1:09:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Breitbart | September 22,2017 | by Breitbart News
    From the Washington Post: Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Republican backed by the Tea Party movement, suggested that the president was misled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, whom the crowd repeatedly booed. Jan Morgan, a spokeswoman for the Citizens for Trump grass-roots group, said “the president was ill-advised when he made his decision.” And former Alaska governor Sarah Palin accused the swamp — which is what Trump likes to call the Washington establishment — of trying to overpower the president. “The forgotten man and woman in this country, they stood up, and we beat the swamp. But,...
  • She's Planning for College. But She'll Miss President Trump's Deadline to Avoid Deportation

    09/22/2017 1:08:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    TIME ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Maya Rhodan
    Like many high school seniors, Indira Marquez Robles thinks a lot about her future. She knows what college she wants to go to (Bryn Mawr) and what she wants to be when she grows up (an immigration attorney) but she also doesn't know if she'll be at risk for deportation in the next six months. Marquez Robles is a beneficiary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Because the 17-year-old Houstonian's DACA will expire on March 21, 2018, she doesn’t have any option but to wait and see if Congress passes legislation that would grant her some form of...
  • ICE appeals federal judge's ruling halting deportation of 1,400 Iraqis

    09/22/2017 12:56:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Gus Burns
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday appealed a judge's ruling that halted the abrupt deportation of 1,400 Iraqi nationals nationwide, including 114 from Metro Detroit. Nearly all of the Iraqi nationals, who are now waiting to learn their fates in detention centers, have outstanding and, in many cases, long-dormant deportation orders stemming from prior criminal convictions. "The criminal history of these aliens includes convictions for homicide, rape, aggravated assault, drug trafficking, sex assault and many other types of offenses," Acting ICE Director Thomas D. Homan said in a statement after the deportation sweeps. Each of the detainees had been...
  • Tucson Pays for Scofflaw Actions to Destroy Guns

    09/22/2017 12:49:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In September, 2017, the City of Tucson taxpayers agreed to pay the State of Arizona for the legal fees required to stop the City Council from violating State law.  The Council had required that legal, valuable firearms be destroyed rather than sold for the benefit of the public. Even liberal academics understand that is a waste of valuable resources. In 2012, Arizona made the wasteful practice of destroying valuable firearms illegal for local governments.From AZCDL.org: This legislation was a follow-up to a 2010 law that required forfeited firearms to be sold to authorized dealers and not be scrapped. Unfortunately, there...
  • Michelle Obama: WH being led with fear

    09/22/2017 12:47:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9/22/17 | Josh Delk
    Mchelle Obama said in a speech Thursday that the White House is currently being led by fear, comparing President Trump's administration with her husband and former President Obama's administration. The former first lady said at a tech conference in Utah that her husband's presidency was built on hope, while Trump's is being led fear, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. “It isn’t just us first,” she said, referring to Trump's "America first" policies. “We live in a big country and a big world," she said. "You can’t just want to help someone in a hurricane and not make sure they...
  • Worst Mass Killer in OC History Sentenced to Life in Prison for Shooting, Killing 8 in...

    09/22/2017 12:46:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Worst Mass Killer in OC History Sentenced to Life in Prison for Shooting, Killing 8 in Seal Beach Beauty SalonThe gunman's ex-wife was the first victim of the shooting; the couple had been locked in a bitter child custody disputeScott Dekraai, the worst mass killer in Orange County's history, was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for gunning down eight people at a Southern California beauty salon where his ex-wife worked. "We are hopeful that all who have been violated by the defendant’s cruel and despicable crimes may find healing and peace, and also may...
  • Time for Britain to fix its mistake: how Kurdistan became part of Iraq

    09/22/2017 12:43:51 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Telegraph Company (UK) source K24 in KRG of Iraq ^ | 21 September 2017 • 8:15am | Noreldin Waisy
    Kurdish journalist Noreldin Waisy explains why Britain should recognise an independent Kurdistan in the upcoming referendum Relations between Kurdistan and Britain go back nearly a century. However, it is a tragic and sorrowful history. Kurds hold Great Britain, more than any other party, responsible for their inclusion in the state of Iraq. We hope that the United Kingdom will support us: that you will correct an old, hoary mistake, when the better judgement of men such as Churchill was circumvented through determined bureaucratic manoeuvre.
  • Militant Antifa Group Announces Nationwide ‘Deface Columbus Day’

    09/22/2017 12:43:14 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/22/17 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Following multiple acts of vandalism on Christopher Columbus statues since August, a militant antifa group has announced “Deface Columbus Day” on Oct. 9 as a coordinated campaign to deface and destroy more historical monuments. In Yonkers, New York, a Columbus statue was beheaded on Aug. 30. Antifa vandals were also responsible for the destruction of the oldest Christopher Columbus monument in the nation on Aug. 21. Vandals left the messages “Racism: Tear it down” and “The future is racial and economic justice.”
  • TOM FITTON: “Mueller is Setting Up His Own Justice Department, Shut it Down”

    09/22/2017 12:40:43 PM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Cristina Laila
    MISSION CREEP. President of conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton has repeatedly called for the Mueller witch hunt of Trump and his associates to be shut down as it is unconstitutional and unsupervised. Mueller’s team of lawyers is so big and powerful now that Fitton described it as the Special Counsel’s ‘own Justice Department’. This is all thanks to AG Jeff Sessions recusing himself. In response to a Daily Beast article titled “Bob Mueller Brings on ‘Tough’ Guy Stephen Kelly to Handle Capitol Hill”, Fitton said, “Bob Mueller setting up his own Justice Department. Shut it down.” The Daily...
  • ‘Sanctuary state’ isn’t just bad law, it’s lunacy

    09/22/2017 12:34:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 21, 2017 | BY BEN BOYCHUK
    The Resistance wants a showdown with Donald Trump, and looks like it will get its wish soon. Our Democrats would make California a “sanctuary state,” setting up a confrontation with the federal government over fundamental questions of who gets to enter the country, who gets to stay and how the rules will be enforced. Meantime, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday announced the state is suing the Trump administration yet again. This time, California wants to block the president’s proposed border wall on the grounds that it would be bad for the environment. Since when does the environment trump...
  • Obama Admin Intelligence Director Makes Unexpected Admission About Trump Wiretapping

    09/22/2017 12:33:49 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 7 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 9/21/2107 | V. Saxena
    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper apparently lent some credibility Wednesday to President Donald Trump’s theory that the Obama administration wiretapped him, telling CNN “it’s possible” the president was in fact recorded during the administration’s investigation of the president’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.
  • Economic Development: The Joke’s on Us

    09/22/2017 12:28:52 PM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 21, 2017 | Jon Cassidy
    In the HBO show Silicon Valley, there’s a running joke about server farms as gulags. The data center on the show is utterly removed not just from the currents of innovation and finance, but from normal human contact, and it’s managed by a character borrowing his affectless demeanor from Ben Stein in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Even if you know nothing about tech, the vast rows of servers unattended by humans give you all the visual information you need for the setup — these places have all the glamour of storage units. The payoff comes when the developers learn that...
  • 1980 GOP debate moderator who tried to silence Reagan dies

    09/22/2017 12:26:17 PM PDT · by Borges · 23 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 9/22/2017
    The former New Hampshire newspaper editor who prompted a testy "I am paying for this microphone" retort from Ronald Reagan in a 1980 presidential primary debate has died.
  • Former head of Muslim Brotherhood dies in hospital: lawyer

    09/22/2017 12:22:16 PM PDT · by Borges · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/22/2017
    The former leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement, Mohamed Akef, has died in a Cairo hospital after an illness, the group’s lawyer said on Friday. Akef was “supreme guide” of the movement, as the leadership is known, until the end of 2009. He was among those detained in a crackdown after Egypt’s elected president Mohamed Mursi, also of the Muslim Brotherhood, was ousted by the military in 2013. Akef’s daughter announced his death on her Facebook page. The group’s lawyer, Abdel Monem Abdel Maqsoud, told Reuters he had received a call from the prison service to report Akef’s death...