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  • Trump agrees to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, South Korea says

    03/08/2018 4:45:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 237 replies
    ABC and GMA via Yahoo ^ | March 8th, 2018 | JONATHAN KARL and JORDYN PHELPS,
    President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by this May, South Korea's national adviser announced at the White House Thursday evening. He had briefed the president on a message from Kim earlier in the day. The South Korean envoy said that in his recent talks with Kim, the North Korean leader had expressed an eagerness to meet with Trump as soon as possible. He said that Kim had said he was committed to denuclearization, suspending more missile tests, and had agreed that U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises the North objects to must continue....
  • Swing State Polls Look Good for Trump in 2020

    03/08/2018 4:33:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | March 8, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I mentioned the polls earlier about swing states and the reelection in 2020. Now, I’m gonna say again that polls to me are irrelevant this far out. They don’t really mean anything. They do, however, impact the way people feel. They can impact people’s moods, attitudes, and in some cases can cause certain people to act in certain ways. But terms having any real meaning, they don’t. A presidential poll today of Donald Trump and any of the other potential Democrats doesn’t mean anything, and let me prove it to you. Here we are on the 8th of March...
  • 25 American Products That Rely On Huge Protective Tariffs To Survive

    03/08/2018 4:08:13 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 68 replies ^ | Sep. 27, 2010 | Gus Lubin
    Congress is preparing assail China for protectionist policies, like a 105.4% tariff on US poultry. But anyone who thinks America is a perfect practitioner of free trade needs to wake up. The International Trade Commission lists over 12,000 specific tariffs on imports to America. Hundreds of agricultural, textile, and manufacturing items are highly protected. So are obscure items like live foxes. -Non-specific dairy products -- 20% tariff on imports -Most vegetables -- 20% tariff -Asparagus and sweet corn -- 21.3% tariff -Synthetic outerwear -- 28.2% tariff
  • Trump’s steel tariffs are hated by almost every US Industry

    03/08/2018 4:00:58 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 98 replies
    MSN/Vox ^ | 3-8-2018 | Alexia Fernández Campbell
    Business leaders from nearly every American industry are furious with President Trump right now. They’ve been pressuring his administration to back off from its plan to add steep tariffs on importedsteel and aluminum, which are used to make everything from cars to boats and even soup cans. But the president has waved off their concerns. On Thursday afternoon, Trump is expected to sign an order directing the Commerce Department to add the 25 percent levy on steel and the 10 percent levy on aluminum. He did say, however, that his administration will exempt Canada and Mexico from the tariffs for...
  • The New GTY Assault Bible

    03/08/2018 3:51:54 PM PST · by fishtank · 20 replies
    Alpha and Omega Ministries ^ | 3-8-18 | James White
    Started off talking about the new “Preacher’s Bible” from Grace To You which I have now dubbed “The Assault Bible.” Light hearted discussion, I assure you....
  • Ex-Justice Dept. lawyer caught in ‘most serious’ internal corruption case in recent memory

    03/08/2018 3:41:49 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 8, 2018 | Spencer S. Hsu
    A former corporate-fraud prosecutor carried out the “most serious” example of public corruption by a U.S. Department of Justice attorney in years by stealing more than 40 whistleblower fraud cases in 2016 and trying to sell the secret information to companies under federal investigation, prosecutors said.
  • Flake to introduce bill to nullify Trump's tariffs

    03/08/2018 3:40:20 PM PST · by bkopto · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/8/2018 | jordain carney
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said on Thursday that he will introduce legislation to nix President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports just minutes after they were announced. "I will immediately draft and introduce legislation to nullify these tariffs, and I urge my colleagues to pass it before this exercise in protectionism inflicts any more damage on the economy," Flake said in a statement. Trump announced that he would levy the penalties — a 25 percent tariff for steel and 10 percent on aluminum — during a White House event. Canada and Mexico are exempted amid larger trade negotiations, Trump...
  • Legal team for Chicago cop charged with teen's murder wants a change of venue

    03/08/2018 3:39:27 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 14 replies ^ | 03/08/2018 | Whitney Lloyd
    Lawyers for a Chicago police officer accused of murdering a Chicago teen in a shooting captured on dashcam video that ignited protests in the city and around the country are arguing their client will not be able to get a fair trial in Chicago. Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke was back in court Thursday as his lawyers argued extensive media coverage of the October 2014 incident in which Van Dyke shot and killed 17-year old Laquan McDonald means Van Dyke will not be able to get a fair trial in Cook County where Chicago is the county seat.
  • Turkey reporter stayed one step ahead of crackdown (Abdullah Bozkurt)

    03/08/2018 3:37:52 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    X Index (the voice of free expression) ^ | 12 Feb 2018 | DENITSA TSEKOVA
    “It was part of the intimidation campaign to go after family members, including my mother.” This article is part of Index on Censorship partner Global Journalist’s Project Exile series, which has published interviews with exiled journalists from around the world. Abdullah Bozkurt, pictured with the last issue of the Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman (courtesy). In hindsight, there were many clues that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government was making preparations to eliminate Turkey’s independent media even before it launched a massive crackdown in July 2016. But perhaps the biggest tip-off was the March 2016 police raid and seizure of Zaman, Turkey’s largest...
  • Pelosi Says Illegal Aliens ‘Make America More American’

    03/08/2018 3:31:05 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 68 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/7/18
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a statement today attacking the Trump administration for brining suit against the state of California for enacting laws the interfere with federal enforcement of the immigration laws, which under the Constitution are the responsibility of the federal government. In her statement, referring to the illegal aliens who would be deported if the Trump administration succeeded in enforcing the immigration law, Pelosi said they “make America more American.” “The people of California will not be bowed by the Trump Administration’s brazen aggression and intimidation tactics,” she said. “Californians will continue to proudly keep open doors...
  • Macron seeks to replace Britain as India's gateway to Europe

    03/08/2018 3:02:32 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies ^ | March 8, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday he wanted France to supplant Britain as New Delhi’s partner of choice in Europe, as he embarked on a four-day tour of India. Macron, a pro-business centrist who swept to power last year, has been beating the drum for France as a new, modernised “startup nation” on the world stage, while he pushes ahead with a wide-ranging programme of reforms at home. He has also used Britain’s decision to leave the European Union to pitch France as an investment destination at the heart of the European single market. “Your historical partner in Europe...
  • The rapid ‘progress’ of progressivism

    03/08/2018 3:02:10 PM PST · by TBP · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    America is engaged in a great struggle with China for the hearts and minds of humanity. For generations, universities have been run by pious ideologies and political parties led by vainglorious sore-losers. Nowadays, however, young people are quitting the faith for the same reasons so many rural and smaller city Americans rejected the establishment Republican Party of Jeb Bush during the primaries and Hillary Clinton in the general election to put Donald Trump in the White House. America has failed many of them, and the leadership of the major political parties is callous to their pain. From the 1930s to...
  • President Trump Signs the Section 232 Proclamations on Steel and Aluminum Imports

    03/08/2018 2:59:46 PM PST · by euram · 16 replies ^ | March 8, 2018 | President Trump
    Full Trump speech.
  • Mitt Romney is under attack in Utah for ‘liberal Massachusetts values’

    03/08/2018 2:57:41 PM PST · by TBP · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | S.A. Miller
    Mitt Romney is being hit with the first attack ad of the Utah Senate race Thursday, a slickly produced video that portrays him as a darling of the D.C. establishment and gives him the nickname “flip-flopper Mitt.” The ad from Republican candidate Larry Meyers slams Mr. Romney, the presumptive front-runner in the GOP race, with accusations of not being conservative enough for Utah voters. “The D.C. establishment loves Mitt Romney. But Utah voters have a better choice. Larry Meyers,” says the announcer. It then rips open an old wound for Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and a former...
  • Why Won’t Women’s March Leaders Denounce Louis Farrakhan’s Anti-Semitism?

    03/08/2018 2:39:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 7, 2018 | Jesse Singal
    Louis Farrakhan displays the book, “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews,” during his speech at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss. Photo: Rogelio V. Solis/AP/REX/Shutterstock Two weeks ago, during a Saviours’ Day event to commemorate the life of Nation of Islam founder Master Fard Muhammad, Louis Farrakhan had some things to say about Jews. The “powerful Jews,” he told the audience inside Wintrust Arena in Chicago, “are my enemy.” The Jews are also “responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out turning men into women and women into men” — that is, for...
  • Heads Up Major Announcement On North Korea At 7:00 PM EST

    03/08/2018 2:39:11 PM PST · by goldstategop · 140 replies
    A day of fast-moving developments. An announcement about North Korea expected within the hour.
  • Trump says South Korea to make 'major announcement' on North Korea(7PM)

    03/08/2018 2:36:20 PM PST · by Revel · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/8/18
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters that South Korea would be making a “major announcement” on North Korea at 7 p.m. (0000 GMT) on Thursday.
  • Parkland School Shooting Survivor David Hogg Goes To FBI After Receiving Death Threats

    03/08/2018 2:22:19 PM PST · by zeestephen · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08 March 2018 | Jena Greene
    The FBI has not commented on the matter beyond confirming that it was contacted by Hogg’s family.
  • Mueller and Pencil Neck Sojourn to the Seychelles

    03/08/2018 2:16:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush ^ | March 8, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey. Grab sound bite number 28. I meant to mention this earlier in the busy broadcast. The latest bombshell in the Mueller investigation today is apparently there’s a story that involves — I don’t know how to pronounce this. It’s S-e-y-c-h-e-l-l-e-s. I’ve never heard it pronounced. It’s France. I’ve gotta guess at it. So I look at it and say “seashells.” I know it’s not “seashells,” but that’s how it looks to me, Seychey or some such thing. Nobody knows where the Seychelles islands are. They’re actually off the coast of India, part of the subcontinent. If you’re gonna...
  • Calling Fort Worth Freepers to Action - "One Fort Worth" Townhall Meeting Tonight! [3-8-18]

    03/08/2018 2:05:02 PM PST · by fwdude · 20 replies
    One Fort Worth ^ | 03/08/18 | fwdude
    For any motivated Freepers in Fort Worth, TX, there is a leftist continent in the city government called "Task Force For Race and Culture" which is an innocuous-sounding name for Cultural Marxism. A town hall tonight will solicit citizen input into issues of the "extent [which] Fort Worth residents experience disparities – in criminal justice, economic development, education, health, housing, and transportation – that are attributable to race and culture?" This is code for race baiting and homoFascism. Anyone interested in joining me, the meeting will be at Tarrant County College-South Campus at 6:30 pm.