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  • Admiral warns US must prepare for possibility of war with China

    02/18/2018 12:30:22 AM PST · by blueplum
    The Guardian ^ | 16 Feb 2018 | Ben Doherty
    The navy admiral nominated to be the next US ambassador to Australia has told Congress America must prepare for the possibility of war with China, and said it would rely on Australia to help uphold the international rules-based system in the Asia-Pacific. In an excoriating assessment of China’s increasingly muscular posture in the region, Harry Harris said Beijing’s “intent is crystal clear” to dominate the South China Sea and that its military might could soon rival American power “across almost every domain”. Harris, soon to retire as the head of US Pacific Command in Hawaii, told the House armed services...
  • Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

    02/18/2018 12:24:38 AM PST · by blueplum · 1 replies
    AP ^ | 17 Feb 2018 | Amy Forliti
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt. She also said she was angry at U.S. military actions overseas and admitted that she tried to encourage others to “join the jihad in fighting,” but she said she had no intention of carrying out an attack on U.S. soil, according to prosecutors. Despite her alleged admissions, she was allowed to go free. Four months later, the 19-year-old was arrested for...
  • Feds claim evidence of bank fraud by Manafort: Court filing

    02/18/2018 12:12:37 AM PST · by blueplum · 4 replies
    ABC ^ | 16 Feb 2018 | Matthew Mosk
    A federal court has unsealed a filing against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in which prosecutors with the special counsel’s office accuse Manafort of conducting “a series of bank frauds,” new, uncharged allegations that come on top of the conspiracy and money laundering charges he already faces. {snip}The bank fraud allegations leveled in the new court filings have not been formally charged, at least not in public. Instead, prosecutors elected to reference the claims of additional criminal conduct as part of an attempt to prevent Manafort from altering the terms of ...
  • With Fealty to Frailty, the Federalist Party of America Launches

    02/17/2018 10:29:43 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | William F. B. O'reilly
    A new political party is rolling out in America. It’s tiny, unfunded, understaffed, and it’s not really a party at all, at least not yet. Sounds promising — right? There’s more. Its name is stodgy, akin to blowing dust from an old tome in a Philadelphia attic: the Federalist Party of America. What’s next? Powdered wigs? And if the party ever draws real breath, everyone who’s anyone in Washington will try to strangle it in its crib. How can it miss?
  • Maxine Waters Attended Nation Of Islam Convention Where Farrakhan Defended Suicide Bombers

    02/17/2018 8:41:42 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02-17-2018 | Peter Hasson
    Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters attended a Nation of Islam convention where the hate group’s leader, Louis Farrakhan, defended Palestinian suicide bombers. The convention, which took place in California in 2002, is just the latest tie to emerge between Democrats and the Nation of Islam, a black nationalist group known for being viciously anti-Semitic.
  • Twin Peaks haze hangs over DA's race (Waco)

    02/17/2018 8:04:52 PM PST · by Elderberry · 14 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 2/17/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Abel Reyna and Barry Johnson both have deep roots in McLennan County. Both men like to talk about their fathers and grandfathers. Reyna's father, Felipe Reyna, is a former McLennan County district attorney and a former justice on the 10th Court of Appeals. His grandfather was the janitor at the McLennan County Courthouse and was loved by county employees. Johnson's father, Joe N. Johnson, was a McLennan County justice of the peace for 24 years and was judge in 170th State District Court for 16 years. His grandfather owned and operated the first service station in Waco at South Fifth...
  • Behind The Sanctimonious Tweets James Comey Has a Very Serious Book Problem…

    02/17/2018 8:01:05 PM PST · by TheConservator · 30 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 02/17/2018 | Sundance
    For over three months there’s been an 800lb gorilla in the corner of the discussion desperately being avoided by an incurious corporate media. In the fall of 2017 Fusion-GPS founder Glenn Simpson and Clinton-Steele Dossier author Christopher Steele were in frequent media stories. However, on December 2nd 2017 the first outline of previously invisible FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page hit the headlines. Pete and Lisa were soon joined by other previous DOJ/FBI invisibles like Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Jim Rybicki, James Baker and ‘he-who-shall-not-be-named’. Eventually the ripple effect expanded to include David Laufman (DOJ) and Mike...
  • Couple wants to void adoption of ‘mentally ill’ Russian orphans

    02/17/2018 7:57:14 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    New ^ | October 26, 2014 | 6:24am | Tina Traster
    A Long Island couple has asked a judge to vacate the adoption of two Russian-born children who suffer from serious mental disorders and are now living in state institutions. In a rare move, Nassau County Surrogate’s Judge Edward McCarty III will keep his courtroom open for the case, which starts this month, citing public ­interest in the “disturbing facts” surrounding the adoption, including the allegation that adoption agencies pulled a “bait and switch.” Russian adoptions have made headlines in recent years, with several adopted children dying in the custody of their new American parents, and a Tennessee mother returning her...
  • Trump: Dems could have passed gun control under Obama

    02/17/2018 7:47:17 PM PST · by McGruff · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/17/18 | Max Greenwood
    President Trump on Saturday blamed Democrats for failing to act to strengthen gun restrictions under the Obama administration, accusing them of using the issue as a political talking point. "Just like they don’t want to solve the DACA problem, why didn’t the Democrats pass gun control legislation when they had both the House & Senate during the Obama Administration. Because they didn’t want to, and now they just talk!" Trump tweeted.
  • Major Irish media forced to retract ‘fake’ poll claiming most doctors support abortion

    02/17/2018 7:37:43 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 9 replies
    Lifesite news ^ | February 13th 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    An Irish newspaper was forced to retract an article after it admitted that it had published a fake poll about abortion, misleading its readers into believing a majority of Irish doctors support the abortion of pre-born babies in the first trimester. The Irish Examiner splashed the headline "75% of doctors support 12-week access to abortion" over its front page on February 8. The sub-heading read: "Poll of 400 medics shows support for liberalising abortion regime", and claimed that "three out of every four GPs and hospital consultants are in favour of allowing unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks...
  • Florida student Emma Gonzalez to lawmakers and gun advocates: 'We call BS'

    02/17/2018 7:22:38 PM PST · by Innovative · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 17, 2018 | CNN
    Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, addressed a gun control rally on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, days after a gunman entered her school in nearby Parkland and killed 17 people. Below is a full transcript of her speech: We haven't already had a moment of silence in the House of Representatives, so I would like to have another one. Thank you. Every single person up here today, all these people should be home grieving. But instead we are up here standing together because if all our government and President can do is send thoughts and...
  • Laura Ingraham: Hey Lebron, 'I'm an Equal-Opportunity Critic

    02/17/2018 6:52:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Fox News’ Laura Ingraham sparked nationwide controversy this week after telling Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James and Golden State Warriors role player Kevin Durant to avoid discussing politics and to “shut up and dribble.” Liberals decried the supposedly racist undertones of her comments, but last night the host of The Ingraham Angle refused to to apologize for her remarks saying, “the left and the media attack dogs can dish it out can’t they, but they sure can’t take it.”On Thursday night, Ingraham aired a video featuring the aforementioned NBA stars and an ESPN host discussing politics and the state of...
  • A Carnival cruise in the South Pacific descended into violent anarchy

    02/17/2018 6:38:06 PM PST · by nuconvert · 106 replies
    A Carnival cruise devolved into near-anarchy during its 10 days in the South Pacific, with some passengers locking themselves inside their cabins, others kicked off the ship and security guards brawling with vacationers in a bare-knuckles melee. Carnival said it would investigate what happened after a video surfaced, showing the guards punching, kicking and threatening passengers during the worst of the fighting Friday. But the cruise line is already blaming “a large family group” for instigating the violence, which some passengers said escalated for days before security could contain it.
  • Scientists create first human-sheep hybrids - trunc

    02/17/2018 6:36:37 PM PST · by MNDude · 33 replies
    The successful Stanford University project could even open the door to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes by creating healthy pancreases to regulate blood sugar. While scientists have previously developed human-pig hybrids, sparking excitement that they could use them grow human organs, no team has been able to take it to the next step. But Stanford's team, which has already successfully transplanted pancreases into mice, is tipped to be the first after now that they have produced a human-sheep model to use.
  • Media ignoring 1 crucial factor in Florida school shooting

    02/17/2018 6:27:57 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 63 replies
    WND ^ | Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | David Kupelian
    Here’s a good way to tell whether or not something is a conspiracy theory: If it’s true, it’s not a conspiracy theory. Fact: A disturbing number of perpetrators of school shootings and similar mass murders in our modern era were either on – or just recently coming off of – psychiatric medications.
  • ICE arrests more than 200 in weeklong immigration sweeps across Southern California

    02/17/2018 6:18:09 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | February 16, 2018 | Elizabeth Chou
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 212 people and served notices to businesses in the Los Angeles area, in a five-day operation that ended Thursday, the federal agency said. Of those arrested, 195 have criminal convictions, were issued final orders of removal but did not leave the country, or re-entered illegally after being removed, ICE officials said.
  • Prominent Republican Donor Issues Ultimatum on Assault Weapons

    02/17/2018 5:52:16 PM PST · by Innovative · 69 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 17, 2018 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    A prominent Republican political donor demanded on Saturday that the party pass legislation to restrict access to guns, and vowed not to contribute to any candidates or electioneering groups that did not support a ban on the sale of military-style firearms to civilians. Al Hoffman Jr., a Florida-based real estate developer who was a leading fund-raiser for George W. Bush’s campaigns, said he would seek to marshal support among other Republican political donors for a renewed assault weapons ban.
  • Liberals try to claim Florida shooter was “trained by the NRA”

    02/17/2018 5:42:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 17, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    ince the Florida school shooting happened in an election year, liberals have been working valiantly to somehow tie the National Rifle Association to the tragedy. This isn’t a new phenomenon, but some of them seemed to think they’d struck gold when they found out about a marksmanship program operated at the school which the shooter previously belonged to. It turns out that the program received a grant to partially fund it from the NRA, leading to some hot take headlines which are melting down laptop and phone screens today. These include, “Nikolas Cruz was reportedly on an NRA-funded rifle team...
  • Facebook’s VP Of Advertising Slammed The Media’s Russia Coverage

    02/17/2018 5:30:09 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/17/18 | Peter Hasson
    “Facebook vice president of advertising Rob Goldman slammed the media for what he said was misleading coverage of Russia’s meddling in American politics. “ “Most of the coverage of Russian meddling involves their attempt to effect the outcome of the 2016 US election. I have seen all of the Russian ads and I can say very definitively that swaying the election was *NOT* the main goal,” Goldman said.
  • Russia Launches ‘Information’ War, U.S. Responds with Lawsuit and Self-Destruction

    02/17/2018 5:03:48 PM PST · by Rumierules · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/17/2018 | Andrew McCarthy
    Mueller’s indictment is an ineffectual response to a provocation by Russia. The Russians are engaged in “information warfare” against the United States. That was the big soundbite at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s press conference Friday afternoon, announcing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s election-meddling indictment against 13 Russians and three Russian businesses. That is certainly a fair assessment of what the indictment alleges. The account is disturbing, but its form leaves many of us underwhelmed. Our government says Russia is levying war. It is attacking a foundational institution — the electoral system of our democratic society and, more basically, our society’s...