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  • Scottish Parliament votes for independence referendum

    03/28/2017 11:24:17 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 3 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 3/28/17 | Denis Staunton
    The Scottish Parliament has backed Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum, with 69 votes in favour and 59 against. But Theresa May’s government in Westminster said it would block the vote from taking place until after Britain leaves the European Union. Ms Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party (SNP) and the Scottish Greens backed a second referendum, which the first minister says should be held between Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019. The Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats voted against the proposal. Scotland cannot hold a binding independence vote without Westminster’s approval and Scottish secretary David Mundell said the Conservative...
  • How the Left Learned to Love States' Rights

    03/28/2017 11:11:49 PM PDT · by aquila48
    mises.org ^ | 03/27/2017 | Andrew Syrios
    Over the course of approximately six hours, the Left in the United States made a spectacular, 180 degree turn on federalism and states’ rights without even recognizing it. Although this lack of self-awareness shouldn’t be particularly surprising coming from the modern Left, which seems to have missed the irony when it goes about shutting down debates on free speech. I’m old enough to remember when the Tea Party was making hay about nullifying Obamacare and Rick Perry even floated the idea about Texas seceding from the union. Not surprisingly, the Left was rather opposed to such antiquated ideas. Rachel Maddow referred...
  • Trump to meet China’s Xi first week in April, senior State Department official says

    03/28/2017 10:57:16 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 10 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 3/29/17 | AP
    WASHINGTON – Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Donald Trump the first full week of April, a senior State Department official said Tuesday. The first in-person encounter between the leaders comes after Trump sharply criticized China during the presidential campaign. But he is now seeking Beijing’s help in pressuring North Korea over its nuclear weapons and missile programs. Trump and Xi also are likely to discuss the U.S. president’s threats to counter what he claims are unfair Chinese trade practices. Trump has promised to raise import taxes on Chinese goods and declare Beijing a currency manipulator. It’s unclear...
  • College student banned from passing out copies of constitution

    03/28/2017 10:10:09 PM PDT · by DavidThomas · 25 replies
    http://patch.com/california/brentwood/s/g2qfj/free-speech-zones-la-community-colleges-triggers-1st-a | 3/28/17
    LOS ANGELES, CA — A Pierce College student Tuesday filed suit against the school and the Los Angeles Community College District, alleging policies that restrict student free speech rights to tiny zones are unconstitutional and infringe on First Amendment rights. Kevin Shaw, 27, contends the Woodland Hills community college violated his civil rights when he was barred from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution because he wasn't in the free speech zone -- an outdoor area roughly the size of three parking spaces -- and because he hadn't applied in advance to use it.
  • In Raqqa, Signs of Faltering Islamic State Rule

    03/28/2017 9:52:19 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 28, 2017 | MARIA ABI-HABIB, RAJA ABDULRAHIM and NOUR ALAKRAA
    Hundreds of Islamic State loyalists in recent days have fled the group’s de facto Syrian capital of Raqqa, where emptying streets and a lack of water and electricity point to the extremists’ crumbling control. Raqqa residents said Islamic State’s feared religious police is gone. Fewer fighters patrol the streets, and there are fewer military checkpoints, they said. The departures began when Islamic State warned Sunday that the nearby Tabqa Dam would collapse under U.S.-led airstrikes. The warning sparked a chaotic exodus in which militants and residents alike fled for higher ground.
  • Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in U.S. strikes

    03/28/2017 9:04:58 PM PDT · by Mariner · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 28th, 2017 | By Loveday Morris and Liz Sly
    MOSUL, Iraq — A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering accusations that the United States and its partners may be acting without sufficient regard for lives of noncombatants. The increase comes as local ground forces backed by air support from a U.S.-led coalition close in on the Islamic State’s two main urban bastions — Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq. In front-line neighborhoods in western Mosul, families described cowering in basements for weeks as bombs rained down around them and the Islamic...
  • Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

    03/28/2017 8:58:08 PM PDT · by blueyon · 64 replies
    AP ^ | 3/28/17 | ANDREW DALTON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent. The charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress come eight months after similar charges were dropped in Texas. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a longtime Congressional Democrat who took over the investigation in January, said in a statement that the state "will not tolerate the criminal recording of conversations."
  • Iowa Republicans back 'fetal heartbeat' abortion legislation

    03/28/2017 8:55:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 28, 2017 11:27 PM EDT | Barbara Rodriguez and Linley Sanders
    Republicans in the Iowa Legislature are backing newly filed legislation that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which would be the strictest ban in the country if enacted. A GOP-led House committee had been set to vote on the provision Tuesday night but lawmakers later adjourned without a decision. It’s expected to be taken up again Wednesday. The measure was added to a separate bill that would ban most abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy. The new version would include several abortion restrictions. Democrats criticized the legislation in an afternoon press conference, though they don’t have the...
  • Inadequate Caltrans Markings Blamed in 2016 Fatal Bus Crash on Highway 101 in San Jose

    03/28/2017 8:47:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Inadequate highway markings caused a fatal Greyhound bus crash in California last year that killed two people and injured 13 others, including the driver, federal officials said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board report said that the lack of reflective warning markers on U.S. Highway 101 made the bus driver think he was in the connector lane when he was actually heading straight into a concrete barrier on that dark, rainy morning. The California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans, did not properly mark the area separating the two lanes, the board said.
  • 60 Minutes is Fake News

    03/28/2017 8:45:12 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 28, 2017 | Dr. Ted Noel
    https://youtu.be/nfLBDyOrznc Dr. Ted Noel responds to 60 minutes
  • Brilliant video - Hillary and Comey set to music

    03/28/2017 8:43:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 2017
    Click Twitter link and enjoy
  • Gorsuch's Foes Embarrass the Senate [Incl.Sen. Hatch Support of Ginsburg, Beyer]

    03/28/2017 8:19:24 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 26, 2017 | Sen. Orrin G. Hatch
    Although I am a committed conservative, I have voted for the Supreme Court nominees of both parties—even those I might not have chosen myself—as long as I have been assured of their fitness for office. I helped shepherd through President Clinton’s nominees, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer. Both had shown themselves to be honorable, capable jurists with reputations for careful, non-ideological work on federal appeals courts.
  • 'Resist, Insist, Persist and Enlist:' Hillary Clinton Empowers Women at Bay Area Businesswomen Conf.

    03/28/2017 8:08:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/28 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    A spirited Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration Tuesday in some of her sharpest political comments since she lost the presidential election. She criticized the federal government's leaders on everything from health care to a shortage of women in top positions in an appearance Tuesday before thousands of women in San Francisco attending the Professional Businesswomen of California Conference. Clinton joked there was no place she'd rather be, "other than the White House.''
  • How to Make Money on the Carbon Exchanges (semi-satire)

    03/28/2017 8:05:08 PM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 9 replies
    None | March 28, 2017 | Self
    1. Start a company. 2. Register your company as a "member firm" on the carbon exchange. 3. Do nothing. 4. Produce nothing. 5. Above all, use NO Energy! 6. Over the course of time, you will accumulate carbon "credits" because your company is not using energy or polluting the environment. 7. You can then turn and sell your carbon credits to other companies that are polluting the environment, e.g. factories, airlines, automakers. 8. Contact those "polluting" companies and shame them into buying your carbon credits at a premium, or a "discount" depending on how you choose to market them. 9....
  • Trump's Border Wall Hits Snag Among Some Republicans

    03/28/2017 8:00:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 28, 2017 | Reuters
    President Donald Trump's call for $1.5 billion this year to help build a wall along the border with Mexico could be in jeopardy as fellow Republicans in Congress weigh delaying a decision on the request. Republican Senator Roy Blunt, a member of his party's leadership, told reporters on Tuesday that money for the wall likely would not be coupled with a spending bill that must pass by April 28 to avoid shutting down federal agencies whose funding expires then. Blunt said the must-do funding "comes together better" without Trump's additional request for the border wall and military programs and could...
  • Seattle’s Pronto bike share shutting down on Friday

    03/28/2017 7:55:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | David Gutman
    Poor, poor Pronto.Seattle’s beleaguered bike-share system is not long for this world. Its last day of operation will be Friday. After a weekend in purgatory, work crews will begin taking down and packing up the program’s 54 stations and 500 bikes on Monday. That process will last about two weeks, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) said.
  • After protest, Jim Webb declines to accept Naval Academy alumni association award

    03/28/2017 7:55:13 PM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Capital Gazette ^ | March 28, 2017 | Staff
    Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb announced Tuesday night that he will not accept a Naval Academy Alumni Association award because of recent protests from other alumni.... ... it is clear that those protesting my receipt of this award now threaten to disrupt the ceremonies surrounding its issuance," Webb said in the statement.
  • Democrats new strategy: Reach out to more people of color

    03/28/2017 7:48:07 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 27, 2017 | Joe Garofoli
    To regain political power, Democrats need to better direct their message at people of color who aren’t voting instead of conservative whites who have stopped listening to them.
  • Meet the Air Force's 'ultimate battle plane' and your new close-air support

    03/28/2017 7:38:50 PM PDT · by nralife · 49 replies
    Air Force Times ^ | October 25, 2016 | By: Stephen Losey (Photo Credit: Airman Kai White/Air Force)
    HURLBURT FIELD, FLORIDA – In the not-too-distant future, when ground troops call for close-air support, the ‘Ghostrider’ and its deadly arsenal could come to their rescue. The AC-130J Ghostrider is set to be the most heavily-armed gunship in history, bristling with 30mm and 105mm cannons, AGM-176A Griffin missiles, and the ability to carry Hellfire missiles and GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs. But that’s not all. Some day in the future, the Ghostrider could even be equipped with a high-energy laser. That’s right. Lasers. When it hits the battlefield in a few short years, the Ghostrider will be the most heavily armed...
  • Repeal of Affordable Care Act Is Back on Agenda, Republicans Say

    03/28/2017 7:22:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 108 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | ROBERT PEAR and JEREMY W. PETERS
    Under extreme pressure from conservative activists, House Republican leaders and the White House have restarted negotiations on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But efforts to revive the legislation in the House could take weeks, lawmakers conceded, as Congress moves forward with a full plate of other time-consuming issues. And the renewed push did not meet with much enthusiasm from Senate Republicans, who said they had other priorities at the moment. Nonetheless, Speaker Paul D. Ryan vowed to renew efforts to repeal the law, despite last’s week crushing setback when House Republicans tossed aside a repeal bill because they...
  • Diamonds aren't a girl's best friend...

    03/28/2017 7:12:59 PM PDT · by Ol' Dan Tucker · 65 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 03-28-2017 | Hannah Parry
    A jewelry restorer has gone undercover at some of New York's most recognizable diamond stores to 'prove' that customers are being ripped off. Diamond expert Jacob Worth, founder of I Want What It's Worth, claims that luxury retailers Tiffany & Co, Cartier, Van Cleef and Harry Winston all use 'identical' diamonds to those found in basic retailers - but with huge markups. 'There really is nothing special about these diamonds. Identical rings can be found at Costco or websites like Blue Nile,' he said. 'At Tiffany you are basically paying a massive markup up for a blue box which you...
  • GOP Leaders May Drop Wall Funding to Win Democratic Approval for Other Priorities

    03/28/2017 7:11:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 134 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 28, 2017
    Amid Democratic opposition, Republican leaders are retreating from President Donald Trump’s very popular campaign promise to build a border fence to block illegal immigration, drug smugglers, and criminals. A top GOP leader, Sen. Roy Blunt, told reporters on Tuesday that GOP leaders do not want to include Trump’s spending for the border wall in the spring budget, which is due by April 28. “All of the committees, the leaderships of the House and Senate, are working together to try to finalize the rest of the FY17 [budget spending] bill,” he added. “My guess is that comes together better without the...
  • White House staff to skip correspondents' dinner

    03/28/2017 7:07:04 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/28/17 08:03 PM EDT | Mark Hensch
    White House staff plan on skipping this year's White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner in "solidarity" with President Trump, who has announced he won't attend the annual event this year, the organization announced Tuesday evening. WHCA President Jeff Mason said the organization's board "regrets this decision very much." “We have worked hard to build a constructive relationship with the Trump White House and believe strongly that this goal is possible even with the natural tension between the press and the administration that is a hallmark of a healthy republic," Mason said in a statement. Trump announced last month he would...
  • Documents: Vasquez-Oliva used blunt-force instrument, knife in quadruple homicide

    03/28/2017 7:06:25 PM PDT · by Mariner · 6 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | March 28th, 2017 | By Darrell Smith and Nashelly Chavez
    The longer Sacramento police detectives worked behind barricades and crime tape that marked Salvador Vasquez-Oliva’s home, the more South Land Park neighbors wondered. Investigators worked for three days inside the house on 35th Avenue – on Thursday, when four bodies were discovered, all day Friday and into Saturday night – even as neighbors, friends and strangers gathered on the street to express their sorrow and remember the four who were killed, including two children. “Why are they still here?” asked Rita Munoz about the detectives Saturday evening as she and others met at 35th Avenue and Gloria Drive for a...
  • Sens. Cantwell, Murray Urge President to Rescind Anti-Climate Executive Order

    03/28/2017 6:56:13 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    Senator Patty Murray ^ | Mar 28 2017 | Senator Patty Murray
    Letter highlights economic, environmental, and security concerns for Western statesWashington, D.C. – Today, Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) joined eight U.S. Senators from six Western states, in urging President Trump to rescind the Executive Order issued today that attempts to reverse multiple major U.S. initiatives to combat climate change. The Senators wrote that the Order “fails to bring clean energy jobs to our rural communities, ignores the impacts that extreme weather will have on our economy and our national security, and does not decrease our reliance on foreign oil.”“We stand ready to work with you and your...
  • Spicer: ‘If the President Puts Russian Salad Dressing on His Salad, Somehow That’s a Russian Conne

    03/28/2017 6:50:36 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 18 replies
    Freebeacon.com ^ | March 28, 2017
    Spicer: ‘If the President Puts Russian Salad Dressing on His Salad Tonight, Somehow That’s a Russian Connection’ Press Secretary Sean Spicer got in a heated exchange with April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks during Tuesday's White House press briefing. Ryan listed various issues the White House is dealing with, specifically the investigation into Russian election interference, saying, "you've got Russia." "I get it, but I've said it from the day that I got here until whatever, that there is no connection. You've got Russia. If the president puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that's a Russian...
  • Lawmaker calls on NC secretary of state to resign over notary IDs

    03/28/2017 6:46:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    WRAL ^ | 3/28/17 | By Laura Leslie
    Raleigh, N.C. — A Republican North Carolina lawmaker is calling on Democratic Secretary of State Elaine Marshall to resign or face impeachment over her handling of notary public licenses, but Marshall says the move is politically motivated. Rep. Chris Millis, R-Pender, held a press conference Tuesday at the Legislative Building. "If the secretary chooses not to resign, I will proceed with all legislative actions, including a resolution for impeachment," Millis said. Millis said his investigation began last September, when he "came across an article that reported that the North Carolina secretary of state may have commissioned illegal immigrants as notaries...
  • Mika Brzezinski Absurdly Nitpicks Rep. Labrador on 'Paid Family Leave'

    03/28/2017 6:20:00 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 28, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Paid family leave." You must use those exact words in that exact order or Mika Brzezinski will go into nitpick overdrive. Such was the case on the March 28 edition of Morning Joe when Mika was interviewing Congressman Raul Labrador who committed the high sin of saying several terms meaning just that yet annoying her by not reciting the exact approved liberal term.
  • Commentary: The creative working class are bringing American jobs back

    03/28/2017 6:10:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | March 28, 2017 | Joshua Bingaman
    Even though tech progress tends to grab more headlines, there’s another “Made in America” story to be told. There’s a harkening back to the days of craftsmanship — and there is a groundswell of interest and entrepreneurship surrounding skills and trades. Legions of people seek work that calls for the use of their hands. Men and women of all ages crave a job that allows them to create something physically. They want to make their own products. American making and doing is strong. Maybe it’s the word “manufacturing” that gets misappropriated; we’re inclined to picture smoke-billowing factories and the dusty...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Which Ocean Are You Quiz - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    03/28/2017 5:59:58 PM PDT · by LUV W · 120 replies
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  • Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal (from APRIL 23, 2015)

    03/28/2017 5:42:29 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 18 replies
    The headline on the website Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when its precursor served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.” The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain. But the untold story behind that...
  • Why Brexit Is Best for Britain: The Left-Wing Case

    03/28/2017 5:36:31 PM PDT · by Theoria · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 March 2017 | Alan Johnson
    On Wednesday, Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, is to deliver a letter to the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, informing him that after 44 years of membership, her nation is leaving the European Union. Approximately two years later, after negotiating the terms of that departure, the union will lose at a stroke “an eighth of its population, a sixth of its G.D.P., half its nuclear-arms cache and a seat on the U.N. Security Council,” as Susan Watkins, the editor of New Left Review, noted recently. Ms. Watkins is a “Lexiteer,” as left-wing supporters of ‘Brexit’ like me are...
  • Ossoff Admits He Misrepresented National Security Credentials

    03/28/2017 5:25:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 28, 2017 | Brent Scher
    Georgia Democrat held security clearance for just five months, not five years After claiming for months he had five years of experience as a congressional national security staffer with top-secret clearance, Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff has now admitted that he had clearance for just five months. Since Ossoff announced his campaign to fill the seat vacated by Tom Price earlier this year, he has leaned on his supposed five years as a "national security aide with top-secret clearance." The claim has been made in campaign ads, during campaign events, and even in his campaign announcement. The Washington Free Beacon reported...
  • In Global Trade, We Need Equal Protection from All Governments

    03/28/2017 5:13:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Seton Motley
    Yesterday we wrote of, here at home, the long lost beauty of equal protection before the law, which the 14th Amendment of our Constitution mandates - but our government almost never delivers. By forsaking this important tenet, we opened wide the door to cronyism - with government playing favorites amongst private sector players.  Decades later, we have a heinous patchwork quilt of laws and regulations - oft even contradictory rules that have been time and again warped to the will of the highest bidders. The result is anything but a free market economy.  Want to know why our nation has basically stagnated for decades? ...
  • Russia Threatens To Leak Things Obama Asked Moscow To “Keep Secret”

    03/28/2017 5:09:40 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 28, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    The Western media missed an oh-so juicy nugget out Russia recently that should have set off alarm bells in Washington. Asked about the current state of U.S.-Russia relations, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova gave a long winded answer that can be read below. In her answer, Zakharova suggested Russia may “publish leaks” about “secrets” the Obama administration asked the Russian government to keep private. The shocking statement can be found in the second to last paragraph of Zakharova’s answer highlighted in both bold and italic. Also, I would like to say that if the practice of leaking information that concerns...
  • Execution statute, with firing squad, heads to Miss governor

    03/28/2017 5:05:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 28, 2017 7:56 PM EDT | Sarah Smith and Jeff Amy
    Lawmakers want Mississippi to change how it handles executions, with changes meant to overcome legal challenges to execution drugs, and possibly allow the state to use electrocution and the firing squad as death penalty methods. The Senate agreed on Tuesday to changes to HB 638, sending it to Gov. Phil Bryant for his approval or veto after the House agreed Monday. The measure lists four preferred execution methods. The first is lethal injection using a three-drug mixture. After that, in order, the bill specifies poison gas, electrocution and firing squad as execution methods. The bill is a response to lawsuits...
  • The Challenge of Governing, the Responsibility of Leading

    03/28/2017 4:59:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Allen West
    There has been much analysis of the failed House GOP healthcare plan. Let me start by making it perfectly clear, I am a Constitutional Conservative, and the possibility of the Democratic Party, progressive socialists, ever having control of our federal government is unacceptable. We can blame and assail the GOP all we want, but we can never go back to the days of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, or Chuck Schumer having positions of abject power in our Republic. For the liberal progressive left that owns the Democratic Party, it is not about governing, it is about mandating. We...
  • Obamacare vs. Samaritan Health-Care Ministry: A Case Study

    03/28/2017 4:51:58 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    Reason ^ | 10/01/2013 | Jim Epstein
    The new law erodes the power of individuals to make health care cheaper & better. When Jason Morris' son Cole was two years old, he broke his thighbone and spent several weeks in a full-body cast. The medical bills came to about $13,000, but Morris, his wife, and six children don't have health insurance. Instead they belong to Samaritan Ministries, an organization of devout Christians who chip in to cover each other's medical bills. Following the usual process at Samaritan, members from all over the country mailed the Morris family small checks that added up to enough money to cover...
  • Oh My – President Obama’s Own Defense Deputy Admits Obama White House Spied on Trump…

    03/28/2017 4:49:18 PM PDT · by TheConservator · 126 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 03/28/2017 | Sundance
    This is stunningly interesting and hopefully will be picked up by MSM and congressional investigators. Sometimes when a person is deep inside an echo-chamber of like-minded ideologues, they might not realize what they’re saying is rather revealing to those on the outside. That’s the set up for former Obama administration official Evelyn Farkas (Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense) appearing on MSNBC and admitting first hand knowledge the Obama administration spied on candidate and president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to gather “intelligence” for political use. It would appear Ms. Farkas was so caught up in the discussion, she didn’t quite realize...
  • California, NY vow to fill climate-change void left by Trump

    03/28/2017 4:48:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 28, 2017 7:22 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    The governors of California and New York said Tuesday that they will push ahead with their aggressive climate change policies despite President Donald Trump’s executive order that seeks to boost the coal industry. Democratic Govs. Jerry Brown of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York said in a joint statement that they will help fill the void left by Trump’s decision to unravel former President Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming. “With or without Washington, we will work with our partners throughout the world to aggressively fight climate change and protect our future,” the governors wrote. […] The governors...
  • Hillary Clinton: April Ryan "Patronized" By Spicer; Maxine Waters Taunted By "Racist" Bill O'Reilly

    03/28/2017 4:38:32 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 39 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 28, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee for president, said Tuesday reporter April Ryan was "patronized" by White House press secretary Sean Spicer and called FOX News host Bill O'Reilly "racist" in a speech delivered at an event in San Francisco. Clinton said "any woman who thinks this couldn't be directed at her is living in a dream world."
  • Lemons: Gun-Totin' Left-Wingers Demonstrate at the Arizona Capitol: Is Bloodshed on the Horizon?

    03/28/2017 4:38:24 PM PDT · by TheTimeOfMan · 31 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | 3/26/2017 | STEPHEN LEMONS
    Hey, lefties with guns, that's cool. At least, that was my first impression upon seeing about 40 or so assorted anarchists, Brown Berets, and members of a group calling itself the Phoenix John Brown Gun Club across the street from the state Capitol, openly armed to the proverbial teeth.
  • VA Governor Just Put a Lot of Innocent Lives at Risk

    03/28/2017 4:31:51 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 9 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 03-28-2017 | Tim Brown
    Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe just put a lot of innocent lives in his state at risk.  On Friday, he vetoed a bill that would have allowed victims of domestic violence, who have a protective order to carry a firearm concealed for up to 45 days without a permit. House Bill 1852 would recognize that a person who has a protective order and is over 21 years of age to carry their gun concealed for up to 45 days after they receive the order.  Additionally, it would give the person another 45 days if they chose to apply for a permanent...
  • HUD Can Not Account for $520 Billion

    03/28/2017 4:24:37 PM PDT · by TheTimeOfMan · 62 replies
    thenationalrealestatepost.com ^ | 3/22/2017 | Frank and Brian
    HUD Can Not Account for $520 Billion. Podcast.
  • At least some Republicans are honest about not wanting to repeal Obamacare

    03/28/2017 4:20:40 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 03/28/2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    Earlier today, a couple of Republican officials, in a refreshing display of honesty, admitted what we have known all along: They don’t want to repeal Obamacare. Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R,Ky.) admitted there won’t be another attempt: "Mcconnell making clear Obamacare repeal efforts dead. "We have the existing law in place and we'll just have to see how that works out."" — Erica Werner (@ericawerner) March 28, 2017 He’s certainly come a long way from his 2014 campaign promise to repeal Obamacare “root and branch” and his 2013 CPAC speech in which he said “anybody who thinks we’ve...
  • Where in the World Is Barack Obama?

    03/28/2017 4:18:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Ed Klein
    In 1967, after shooting Mutiny on the Bounty, Marlon Brando bought the atoll of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia as his secluded getaway from the dreaded klieg lights of Hollywood. Fifty years later, after Barack Obama staged a mutiny against his party by refusing entreaties to lead the “Resistance” to Donald Trump, he flew to a luxury resort on Brando’s island to evade the partisan clashes in Washington. It seems fitting that Obama would end up at The Brando, as the resort is known, since the two men have much in common. Marlon Brando is considered to be one of the...
  • The War on Coal is over! President Trump signs executive order to roll back Obama-era environmental

    03/28/2017 4:13:51 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3/28/17 | ap/ Francesca Chambers/ Jordan Gass-Poore
    Full title................The War on Coal is over! President Trump signs executive order to roll back Obama-era environmental regulations .............................. President Donald Trump paid a visit to the Environmental Protection Agency today to sign an executive order that would roll back Obama's climate actions Coal miners were invited to the event as the president proclaimed that his administration 'is putting an end to the War on Coal' Trump will initiate a review of the Clean Power Plan, which he has labeled as a job killer
  • Time for TIME-less Truth

    03/28/2017 3:58:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Robert Knight
    It’s been a long while since I perused TIME, either online or in print. Years ago, the weekly ceased being an interesting news magazine and evolved into a caricature of fashionable left-wing thought. It is no longer required reading. However, TIME managed to work its way back into national consciousness this week with its colorful cover asking, “Is Truth Dead?” The irony of TIME’s editors raising that question probably never dawned on them. The immediate object is to remind people of TIME’s iconic April 8, 1966 cover from 51 years ago that asked “Is God Dead?” The secondary goal is...
  • Mayor de Blasio: NYC Being a Sanctuary City Keeps Terrorism at Bay

    03/28/2017 3:51:21 PM PDT · by davikkm · 38 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    New York City – Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed that New York is at risk of terror if AG Sessions cuts federal funding for sanctuary cities. Let me get this right–it’s safer to harbor illegal aliens in your city and if you don’t, the nice illegals will get angry and blow up your city. Makes perfect sense.
  • Danish minister: 'We will not pay more' to EU after Brexit

    03/28/2017 3:49:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 28 March 2017 10:11 CEST+02:00
    Minister of Finance Kristian Jensen says he is determined that Britain’s imminent exit from the EU will not mean more expensive membership for Denmark. The Scandinavian country currently benefits from a membership discount due to the contribution made by the UK for its membership. Sweden’s prime minister Stefan Löfven said Monday that the EU would have to adjust its budget for the multi-billion euro hole left in its finances by Britain’s exit. But Jensen said that Denmark would rather focus on the total amount it pays into the European Union. Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands currently benefit from...