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  • Yowza: President Trump Tweets a Photo of What the Border Fence With Tijuana Looks Like Now

    11/19/2018 2:32:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump, apparently frustrated with footage of the U.S. border fence in Tijuana, Mexico, tweeted a photo Monday afternoon of a new and improved version. The Fake News is showing old footage of people climbing over our Ocean Area Fence. This is what it really looks like - no climbers anymore under our Administration! pic.twitter.com/CD4ltRePML— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2018 Meanwhile, thousands of illegal migrants traveling in a caravan from Central America have made their way to Tijuana. They are on the Mexican side of the border waiting to make asylum claims in the U.S. The Trump administration...
  • Russia’s Third-Largest City to Pay Tribute to Stalin With New Statue

    11/19/2018 2:30:51 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Nov 19, 2018
    A new Stalin statue will be erected in Russia’s third-largest city of Novosibirsk next spring as the legacy of the Soviet dictator continues to divide society. Contemporary attitudes are split in Russia toward the historical role of Stalin, who is responsible for the deaths and suffering of millions of Soviet citizens during his rule from 1924 until his death in 1953. Polls show Russians view him as a “remarkable” figure and the younger population is unaware of Stalin-era purges, while President Vladimir Putin has dismissed attacks on Stalin as a ploy to demonize Russia. A Novosibirsk action group voted Saturday...
  • White House Suspending Jim Acosta Again

    11/19/2018 2:19:11 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Sara Carter ^ | November 19, 2018 | 11:19 AM EST | Sara Carter
    White House officials sent Acosta a letter stating they made a "preliminary decision" to suspend his pass after 14 days. The White House will suspend CNN reporter Jim Acosta again, according to a report by CNN’s Brian Stelter.Stelter writes:If you thought the Trump administration would seek to settle CNN and Jim Acosta’s lawsuit out of court… think again.After CNN won a temporary restraining order on Friday, forcing the White House to restore his press pass for 14 days, White House officials sent Acosta a letter stating that his pass is set to be suspended again once the restraining order expires.From...
  • Multiple people reported shot in 'active shooter' near Mercy Hospital on South Side (Chicago)

    11/19/2018 2:16:56 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 22 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/19/2018 | MSN
    Authorities were reporting multiple victims in an “active shooter” attack in the area of Mercy Hospital on the Near South Side that brought out a large police presence Monday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to near the hospital, 2525 S. Michigan Ave., about 3:20 p.m. There were “reports of multiple victims” in the attack, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a tweet. Fire officials called an emergency medical services Plan II, sending at least 10 ambulances to the scene, because of an “active shooter” situation, a Fire Department spokesman said. A hospital employee said she was in her office when...
  • Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris push White House for deal on judicial nominees

    11/19/2018 1:55:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 90 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2018 | Gabriella Munoz
    Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, both members of the Judiciary Committee, called on the White House Monday to make a deal to fill court vacancies. ~snip~ They offered accepting Judge James Rogan, a Trump pick, as long as their choice — Judge Lucy Koh — is also confirmed. They also proposed that each party select a nominee from the other’s list to confirm.
  • The White House Has Released New Expectations For Press Conferences

    11/19/2018 1:46:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The White House released new rules for presidential press conferences on Monday in hopes of restoring decorum among reporters. They include the following: (1) A journalist called upon to ask a question will ask a single question and then will yield the floor to other journalists; (2) At the discretion of the President or other White House official taking questions, a follow-up question or questions may be permitted; and where a follow up has been allowed and asked, the questioner will then yield the floor; (3) "Yielding the floor" includes, when applicable, physically surrendering the microphone to White House staff...
  • AWFUL. FOX News Host Chris Wallace Tells President Trump: You’re Seen as a “Beacon for Repression”

    11/19/2018 1:43:37 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 62 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 19, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    It seems with each week FOX News loses a little more respect from its conservative and pro-Trump base.Last week FOX News jumped on a court case to support Jim Acosta’s right to be a jackass and hijack White House pressers. On Sunday FOX News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace told the US President in his one-on-one interview that he is seen as a “beacon of repression” around the world. The media is over 90% negative on Trump despite his record economy and stellar foreign policy and Wallace attacks the president for questioning the fake news media? How awful. Chris Wallace tells...
  • Colorado man gets life for murders of pregnant wife, children

    11/19/2018 1:24:58 PM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 11/19/18 | Keith Coffman
    GREELEY, Colo. (Reuters) - A Colorado man was sentenced to life without parole on Monday for strangling his pregnant wife, smothering their two young daughters and dumping their bodies in an oil field so he could pursue a romantic affair. Christopher Watts, 33, was spared the death penalty at the urging of family members of his wife, Shanann, 34, who was 15 weeks pregnant, and their daughters Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4. “This is perhaps the most inhumane and vicious crime I have handled,” Judge Marcelo Kopcow, who has 17 years on the bench, said in the packed and windowless...
  • White House restores Jim Acosta's press pass, but institutes new rules for journalists

    11/19/2018 1:24:20 PM PST · by be-baw · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 19, 2018 | Kathryn Watson
    The White House has restored the press credentials of CNN's chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, and as a result, CNN will drop its lawsuit against the Trump administration, the network announced. A White House official tells CBS News' Fin Gomez the White House will not attempt to revoke Acosta's credentials again over the Nov. 7 exchange between the president and Acosta. "Today the @WhiteHouse fully restored @Acosta's press pass. As a result, our lawsuit is no longer necessary. We look forward to continuing to cover the White House," CNN tweeted.
  • 'Tijuana first!': protests grow against migrant caravan in Mexico

    11/19/2018 1:20:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Guardian ^ | 18/11/18
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VYRKtUrnuw Tensions have risen in Tijuana as members of the Central American migrant caravan continue to arrive at the Mexican border city, while US troops continue to tighten security along the frontier. On Sunday, anti-caravan protesters chanted: “Out Hondurans, we don’t want you here”, “Tijuana first” and “Long live Mexico”, and waved Mexican flags and signs reading “no to the invasion” and “no more migrants”. The group, which at its height numbered about 300, gathered in front of a statue of the Aztec warrior Cuauhtémoc before making their way to a sports complex serving as a temporary shelter to...
  • U.S. Slashes Migrant Border Crossings

    11/19/2018 1:17:26 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 19, 2018 | Robbie Whelan
    SAN LUIS RÍO COLORADO, Mexico—The U.S. has slashed the number of migrants being allowed to cross the U.S.-Mexican border to legally apply for asylum, as caravans totaling some 10,000 migrants trudge north through Mexico. Here at the border station across from Yuma, Ariz., 30 families or more normally cross each day, say Mexican immigration officials. But in the last two weeks the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has let in one family a day at most, say migrants and their advocates. “It really seems like they are trying to discourage people from crossing to seek asylum legally, or trying to...
  • Muslim Congresswoman-Elect Reverses Platform After Election, Supports Anti-Israel Agenda

    11/19/2018 1:12:21 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 52 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | November 17, 2018 at 8:29am | Chris Agee
    Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar, a Muslim refugee from Somalia and a newly elected U.S. representative, is facing backlash for her inconsistent stance on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel.In a statement to the Muslim Girl blog days after the midterm election, her campaign made it clear that the congresswoman-elect supports the movement.“Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized,” a statement explained. Advertisement - story continues belowHowever, as Jordan Schachtel of Conservative Review noted, “The statement marked a stark reversal from Omar’s previous position on BDS. Prior to the election,...
  • Stormy Daniels: Politics and Donald Trump Have 'Completely Destroyed' My Career

    11/19/2018 1:11:18 PM PST · by detective · 80 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/15/18 | Katherine Hignett
    The Donald Trump sex scandal has “completely destroyed” Stormy Daniels’ writing and directing career, the adult film actress told members of the Oxford Union debating society Thursday evening. The political “shitshow" of the last ten months left her with no capacity to write movies—her favorite part of working in porn—she said during an event entitled "Sex, Guns and Other Fluff: How Porn Can Set You Free." But Daniels—real name Stephanie Clifford—vowed to keep working in the adult film world. Although she was on "an unofficial break" from writing and directing, she said she certainly hadn't retired. "I'll probably never leave...
  • Jewish man said accidentally attacked by left-wing protesters in Philadelphia(Anitfa)

    11/19/2018 1:01:46 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | 11/18/2018
    A Jewish man was attacked Saturday by left-wing protesters in Philadelphia who suspected him of being part of a small far-right rally, according to activists at the scene. The man, identified only as “Zachary” after asking that his name be withheld, had wandered across a tiny conservative rally of some 30 activists and a counter-protest of several hundred left-wing activists across a police cordon ---SNIP--- The cops basically abandoned me. I’m looking for any car to jump into, and they’re asking, ‘How do we know you’re a Jew?'”
  • One Angry Man – Joe diGenova Skewers Goodlatte, Gowdy, McCarthy, Ryan and Rosenstein

    11/19/2018 12:41:15 PM PST · by detective · 30 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 19, 201 | Sundance
    Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova appears on WMAL radio for a discussion of the joint house committee issuing subpoenas for Loretta Lynch, James Comey and Sally Yates. diGenova brings up a good point, what happens if they just simply refuse to comply? Answer: Nothing. From diGenova’s perspective it’s chaff and countermeasures. In this interview a fired-up diGenova strongly lambasts Bob Goodlatte, Trey Gowdy, Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy for enabling a highly political Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller to cover-up the institutional corruption within the DOJ and FBI.
  • Growing number of Mexicans agree with Trump, protest in Tijuana to make caravan go back home

    11/19/2018 12:37:22 PM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.bizpacreview.com ^ | November 19, 2018 | Frieda Powers
    While many Mexican locals in the border city of Tijuana have given the Central American migrant caravan a warm reception, a growing number of frustrated residents have taken to the streets in protest. Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum is speculating holding a referendum in the city to decide if the thousands who have reached the Mexican border with California recently should be allowed to stay as reports grew of angry residents shouting insults and throwing rocks at the migrants with some engaging in fist-fights as well, Fox News reported. U.S. journalist Emily Green shared videos online of protesters marching toward...
  • Architect of bin Laden raid: Trump 'threatens the Constitution' when he attacks the media

    11/19/2018 12:36:46 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 47 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | Mon November 19, 2018 | Jake Tapper
    Retired Adm. William McRaven on Sunday stood by his previous statement that President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media represent "the greatest threat to democracy" after the President dismissed him as a "Hillary Clinton backer" in an interview that aired on Fox News.
  • Anti-vaccination stronghold in N.C. hit with state’s worst chickenpox outbreak in 2 decades

    11/19/2018 12:36:26 PM PST · by NRx · 34 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11-19-2018 | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    Chickenpox has taken hold of a school in North Carolina where many families claim religious exemption from vaccines. Cases of chickenpox have been multiplying at the Asheville Waldorf School, which serves children from nursery school to sixth grade in Asheville, N.C. About a dozen infections grew to 28 at the beginning of the month. By Friday, there were 36, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported. The outbreak ranks as the state’s worst since the chickenpox vaccine became available more than 20 years ago. Since then, the two-dose course has succeeded in limiting the highly contagious disease that once affected 90 percent of...
  • Ocasio-Cortez pushes for a leftist revolt in the Democratic Party

    11/19/2018 12:35:20 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 43 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 19, 2018 | Bob Fredericks
    New York Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backs calls from fellow progressives to mount primary campaigns against moderate Democrats whose politics they believe are to the right of their constituents’. “Long story short, I need you to run for office,” Ocasio-Cortez said on a video conference call hosted by the leftist Justice Democrats, as the group launched a campaign dubbed #OurTime, Politico reported. Justice Democrats backed Ocasio-Cortez’s primary campaign against incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley, the powerful Queens Democratic Party boss whose loss sent shock waves through the party’s centrist wing. While it is unusual for a freshman lawmaker-in-waiting to openly challenge her...
  • What You Need To Know About The Lawsuit Against Trump’s New Asylum Policies

    11/19/2018 12:30:55 PM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 19, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    This morning a federal judge will hear a challenge to the Trump administration’s recently announced changes to the rules governing asylum. The changes came mere days after the midterm election and in response to the Central American caravan’s continued approach to the U.S. border. On November 9, 2018, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen jointly issued new regulations governing asylum claims. Those regulations provide that individuals who enter the United States in contravention of the presidential proclamation suspending entry of aliens through the southern border with Mexico, other than at a port of...