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  • TV station backs off accusation that CNN played politics

    01/12/2019 8:32:22 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    AP ^ | January 11, 2019 | DAVID BAUDER
    An executive at a San Diego television station that accused CNN of rejecting an appearance by one of its reporters for political reasons conceded Friday he didn’t really know why the network turned him down. After CNN reached out to KUSI-TV to see if reporter Dan Plante would come on the air Thursday to talk about how a border barrier was working in the San Diego area, the segment never happened. CNN said plans change all the time, and that the network chose to have its own reporters talk about border security. But KUSI saw other motivations. Steve Cohen, KUSI’s...
  • Marc Thiessen: This is the stupidest government shutdown in US history. When will Dems get smart...

    01/12/2019 8:30:01 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11 JAN 2019 | Marc Thiessen | The Washington Post
    FULL TITLE: Marc Thiessen: This is the stupidest government shutdown in US history. When will Dems get smart about it? Barring some miraculous breakthrough, on Saturday the current government shutdown will become the longest in American history. But it has already hit another historic milestone: It is, by far and away, the stupidest government shutdown in American history. In 2019, the federal government will spend a whopping $4.407 trillion. Yet Congress and the president are shutting down the government in a dispute between the $1.3 billion the Democrats have approved for border security and the $5.7 billion the president is...
  • Grassley, Ernst condemn Steve King's 'white supremacist' comments

    01/12/2019 8:29:56 AM PST · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 12, 2019
    owa's two Republican senators have condemned Rep. Steve King's (R-Iowa) comments about white supremacy this week, as the members of the GOP continue to distance themselves from the remarks. Sens. Joni Ernst (R) and Chuck Grassley (R) said they both condemned King's comments in an interview in The New York Times, in which he questioned why the terms "white supremacist" and "white nationalist" were considered controversial, with Ernst calling King's remarks racist. "I condemn Rep. Steve King’s comments on white supremacy; they are offensive and racist - and not representative of our state of Iowa," Ernst
  • Needed in the Russia investigation: More skepticism of Manafort and the media

    01/12/2019 8:27:44 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 11, 2019 11:34 AM | Washington Examiner
    The Russia-collusion story manages to be at once frenetic and humdrum. Apparent bombshell revelations arise but without advancing the public's knowledge beyond a couple of truths we all knew back in 2016: First, when it comes to President Trump, the media can’t control itself. Second, Paul Manafort is no friend. In perhaps the 1,000th “ bombshell” report on the Russia investigation, the New York Times reported earlier this week that Manafort, as Trump’s campaign chairman, had sent internal polling data to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who is “close to the Kremlin.” This revelation perturbed us. Seeing how close Manafort and...
  • Accounting Error? Agency Paid Employees Despite Lack Of Funds During The Shutdown

    01/12/2019 8:21:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 12, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    Staff at the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) received a paycheck on Friday despite the government shutdown that left the agency with no funds, The Daily Caller News Foundation reported. The kicker? The agency is being run by Obama appointees who are still in the position.According to the DCNF, staff at the CSB received an email instructing them not to spend their paychecks because the agency was working with the Interior Business Center (IBC), a federal shared services provider that handles payroll for dozens of agencies, to have the funds reversed.Thomas Zoeller, the CSB’s senior adviser and acting general counsel, sent the...
  • EU Army ‘Already Taking Shape’ Brags German Defence Minister

    01/12/2019 8:17:46 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 January 2019 | Victoria Friedman
    Germany’s defence minister has confirmed that “a united EU military is becoming a reality,” after her ally and Chancellor Angela Merkel backed Emmanuel Macron’s call for a “real European army.” “Europe’s army is already taking shape,” Ursula von der Leyen wrote in an opinion piece for Handelsblatt on Thursday. “Germany and France are the driving forces in defense,” Ms von der Leyen boasted, adding that “We’re moving even further ahead with our close partner France” after the two countries agreed to sign a “new Elysče Treaty” which, amongst other efforts to, in effect, merge aspects of the two countries, includes...
  • Those Who Donated To The Border Wall GoFundMe Campaign Are Being Refunded. Here's Why.

    01/12/2019 8:13:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies ^ | January 12, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    The GoFundMe campaign that generated $20 million in private donations is being shutdown and those who donated are being refunded their money unless they decide to donate it to a newly-established 501(c)4. Brian Kolfage, the veteran who started the campaign, on Friday posted the following message on the campaign's website: Eight days before Christmas I started this GoFundMe campaign because I was tired of watching the U.S. government’s inability to secure our southern border. Like most Americans, I see the porous southern border as a national security threat and I refuse to allow our broken political system to leave my family...
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  • Democrat Julian Castro expected to launch 2020 U.S. presidential bid

    01/12/2019 8:06:29 AM PST · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 12, 2019
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Texas Democrat Julian Castro, a former San Antonio mayor who went on to be the top U.S. housing official, was expected to formally announce his White House bid on Saturday, the first Hispanic in what looks to be a crowded field of candidates vying to challenge President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.
  • Trump Reacts to News He Was Investigated By FBI Over Comey Firing

    01/12/2019 8:02:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | January 12, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    On Friday we learned that the FBI had opened an investigation into President Trump and his connection to Russia following his firing of former FBI Director James Comey in 2017.After reading the report in the New York Times, President Trump penned a response on Twitter on Saturday. Here's the "funny thing about James Comey," the president explained, before entering into a diatribe about the "real collusion," via Hillary Clinton, that special counsel Robert Mueller should be investigating. ...Funny thing about James Comey. Everybody wanted him fired, Republican and Democrat alike. After the rigged & botched Crooked Hillary investigation, where...
  • Suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel won’t go quietly

    01/12/2019 8:00:19 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 107 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | JANUARY 11, 2019 07:08 PM, | BY MARTIN VASSOLO AND JULIE K. BROWN
    Flanked by members of a local African-American faith community, a defiant Scott Israel defended himself against allegations of incompetence on Friday and made clear he would fight his suspension on any front necessary — whether before the Florida Senate or in state or federal court. Israel, 62, a two-term Democratic sheriff of Broward County, was suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis three days after the new Republican governor was sworn into office. DeSantis cited a list of failures enumerated by a state panel that investigated BSO’s response to the Feb. 14, 2018, shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
  • Hillary Clinton’s Enduring Public Image

    01/12/2019 7:50:51 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 11, 2019 6:43 PM | RAMESH PONNURU
    Matthew Yglesias writes: But the reality is Clinton was plenty likable at key moments in her career. Most notably, one of the main reasons the Democratic Party rallied around her so hard in 2014-’15 is that when she was secretary of state, her approval ratings were far higher than Barack Obama’s, and she was an in-demand midterms surrogate even in states where he was toxic. . . . What brought Clinton down was public exposure not to her personality — which was sparkling enough to make her the most admired woman in America for 17 years straight before losing the...
  • TRUMP TWEET: Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt... <tr>

    01/12/2019 7:37:22 AM PST · by bryan999 · 33 replies
    Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin’ James Comey, a total sleaze!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019
  • The Democrat Freak Show Has Begun

    01/12/2019 7:36:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | January 12, 2019 | Jeff Crouere
    Now that the mid-terms are over, and the new Congress has started, political observers have already started to focus on the 2020 presidential campaign. Every election cycle it begins earlier, especially in this case, because the Democrats and their supporters in the media are obsessed with defeating President Donald Trump. The hatred from the left for Donald Trump is off the charts and it is getting worse all the time. This anger is fueling the 2020 presidential contest for Democrats and, as a result, contenders are pledging to stop the Trump agenda, support the Mueller investigation and the ultimate prize,...
  • A Painful Lesson from the Jeff Bezos Divorce

    01/12/2019 7:24:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | January 12, 2019 | Michael Brown
    This is not a slam on Jeff Bezos, either explicitly or implicitly. This is not an attack on the rich. Or on liberals. Or on any other group of people. All kinds of people have marital problems. Evangelical Christians commit adultery. Conservatives divorce and remarry. Poor people experience broken homes. All this is self-evident and needs no documentation. The sobering lesson is that, as the Beatles sang, money can’t buy us love. Or peace. Or contentment. Or a stable marriage. Or a sense of purpose. Or morality. Or freedom from inner demons. In fact, it’s often true that the more...
  • Former Republican Rep. Mia Love joining CNN as commentator

    01/12/2019 6:50:16 AM PST · by Baynative · 103 replies
    AP ^ | Jan 2019 | staff
    Former U.S. Rep. Mia Love of Utah tweeted Monday that she’ll offer a “different, principled and unleashed perspective” on the cable news network. The announcement references her fiery concession speech, where she blasted Republicans for failing to truly embrace minority voters.
  • Vatican (Briefly) Commemorates Cuba's Stalinist Revolution

    01/12/2019 6:42:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | January 12, 2019 | Humberto Fontova
    Last week the Vatican’s official website marked the 60th anniversary of the atheist, mass-murdering, terror-sponsoring Castro family’s and Che Guevara’s ascension to absolute power thusly:“Cuba Celebrates 60 Years of the Revolution ….The Cuban Revolution celebrated its 60th anniversary this January 1, 2019. On the island, the historic anniversary was celebrated with a ceremony in Santiago de Cuba, in the cemetery of Santa Ifigenia, where Fidel Castro is buried, who died on November 25, 2016. To the main national forces on January 10, 1959, the dictator Fulgencio Batista fled 26 months of guerrilla war led by brothers Fidel and Raul Castro....
  • California’s Next Ban: Paper Receipts

    01/12/2019 6:40:04 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 122 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 11, 2019
    First they came for the plastic bags, then plastic straws. Now California progressives want to ban paper receipts. Like so many other liberal crusades, the fight against paper receipts is cronyism masquerading as green virtue. California’s good liberals see a green villain behind every corner. If something doesn’t kill sea turtles then it will likely give you cancer. The state banned single-use plastic bags in 2016, which was followed last year by a prohibition on plastic straws in restaurants. Warnings are required on products that regulators deem even remotely carcinogenic, from potato chips to aspirin. The latest scourge is paper...
  • Trump vs. The Crazies

    01/12/2019 6:24:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | january 12, 2019 | Michael Reagan
    If for some strange reason you didn't already know how much the liberal media hates President Trump, you found out this week. The Trump Hate Machine got revved up even before the president gave his national prime-time address Tuesday night about what he called "the growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border." Some of the country's most desperate liberals in the media actually argued that the president's televised pitch to the country for congressional funding for a stronger border fence should not be carried live by the networks. Why? Because they said the president lies too much and...
  • Progressives Are Determined To Make Conservatives Out of Perfectly Fine Liberals

    01/12/2019 6:16:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall. com ^ | January 11, 2019 | Kira Davis
    My best friend (I’ll call him Bob) is a self-identified liberal. He was all in for Obama, went all in for Hillary, and considers Oprah Winfrey America’s only living and worthy patron saint. He’s a card-carrying Democrat and is up to speed on all the daily talking points of the party. Years ago my family moved out to California from Indiana. We hated saying goodbye to Bob but soon a job opportunity brought him out this way as well. At first, Bob was excited to be in a true-blue state like California. These were his people! But soon the reality...