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  • Sean Hannity Is Going to War With FOX News: "I Am Not FOX, I Retract Nothing,"

    05/23/2017 7:12:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 21 replies
    Vice News ^ | May 23 2017, 5:00pm | MIKE PEARL
    The FOX News host is refusing to stop his investigation into the grisly murder of Seth Rich. Sean Hannity, FOX News host went out on a limb Tuesday in defense of his coverage, calling his critics "phony hypocrites." Hannity wants to know who killed Seth Rich, even if the mainstream media and his own colleagues want him to stop. The murder of Seth Rich, a young Democratic National Committee staffer, has inspired a lot of speculation in the right-wing media and on FOX, the gist of which is that he was murdered by Democratic operatives as revenge for being a...
  • Manchester bombing: Security 'did not check bags' at arena (Mom warned police; told she's racist)

    05/23/2017 6:54:57 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    A mother who was at the Ariana Grande concert with her daughter has criticised security checks carried out as they entered the venue. Dawn Waddy was at the Manchester Arena with her daughter Holly and a friend when the explosion took place and said there should have been more security staff in the arena. She said: "We walked through the doors when we had our tickets and they scan your tickets and we wasn't even checked. "They never checked bags at all, I never saw them check anybody's bags She told Sky News: "We had somebody sat next to us,...
  • Obama's CIA boss hints at Russia collusion

    05/23/2017 6:41:09 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 05/23/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Brennan, who previously lied under oath to Congress, bemoans Moscow's 'brazen' attempts to influence election! Former CIA Director John Brennan told a U.S. House committee Tuesday that Russia was “brazen” in its attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election in the United States, and while he was unable to determine whether there was “collusion” between the Russians and members of the Trump presidential campaign, he was “aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign.” He was convinced, he explained to members of Congress, those indicators were “worthy”...
  • Podesta: Hannity and Newt Gingrich colluding with Russians

    05/23/2017 6:24:03 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 68 replies
    Crazy John Podesta is still in melt down mode. Now he is accusing Sean Hannity and Newt Gingrich as colluding with the Russians. In fact, Podesta claims all ‘alt-right’ sites are colluding with the Russians. The only legit sites in Podesta’s sick mind are the Washington Post and New York Times (the papers that have been receiving illegal classified material to leak.)
  • Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years

    05/23/2017 6:23:22 PM PDT · by LoveMyFreedom · 12 replies
    Circa ^ | 5/23/2017 | by John Solomon and Sara Carter
    Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years
  • A Source with No Name - Intellectual Froglegs

    05/23/2017 6:17:21 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 3 replies
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  • EXCLUSIVE: Family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich demands D.C. police reveal details...

    05/23/2017 5:18:48 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 97 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 5/23/17 | ALANA GOODMAN
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE: Family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich demands D.C. police reveal details of its murder investigation after reports claimed he may have been the source of Wikileaks emails The family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich is calling on the Washington, D.C. police department to go public with details of the murder investigation, after ten months of near-silence from law enforcement officials and as theories continue to spread about the mysterious circumstances of Rich’s shooting death last July. ‘The family has full confidence in the Metropolitan Police Department’s ability to proceed with this investigation. But given the...
  • Fire fighter pulled out of collapsed building.

    05/23/2017 5:15:39 PM PDT · by crz · 2 replies
    uppermichiganssource ^ | 05-23-2017 | crz
    A fireman was rescued last Friday when the wall of a building fell down on top of him. Video within.
  • Read the Full Transcript of Trump’s Call With Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

    05/23/2017 5:13:57 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 39 replies
    The Intercept ^ | May 23, 2017 | Jeremy Scahill, Alex Emmons, Ryan Grim
    Last month Donald Trump spoke by phone with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and was widely criticized by members of both parties for inviting the strongman to meet with him in the White House. The Intercept obtained a transcript of the call and is publishing it in full. On the call, Trump enthusiastically endorsed Duterte’s murderous “drug war” and repeatedly addressed the possibility of a U.S. nuclear strike on North Korea. The transcript, which contains numerous typographical errors, is an official document of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs. Well-placed sources at the Palace and the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed its authenticity to reporters for...
  • UK Deploys Army As Terror Threat Raised To Critical, PM Warns “More Attacks Imminent”

    05/23/2017 5:12:50 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 5-23-2017
    In a live televised statement from Downing Street, UK PM Theresa May explains it was possible a “wider group of individuals” could have been involved in the Manchester Arena attack rather than just suicide bomber Salman Abedi. *UK’S MAY: MANCHESTER TERROR ATTACKER BORN, RAISED IN UK *SALMAN ABEDI WAS BROUGHT UP IN U.K, POSSIBLE WIDER NETWORK: MAY The Prime Minister said the terror threat level would be increased to “critical”, meaning an attack was expected imminently. U.K. TERROR THREAT LEVEL TO INCREASE FROM ‘SEVERE’ TO ‘CRITICAL’ U.K. PRIME MINISTER SAYS FURTHER ATTACK COULD BE IMMINENT In a sign of the...
  • Va. House candidate accused of racist posts says there's more to the story [DEM]

    05/23/2017 5:04:49 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 40 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/22/17 | Patrick Wilson
    Tom Brock, a Democratic House of Delegates candidate from Hampton Roads under fire for past social media posts, said Monday that his posting of racial jokes in 2011 is being taken out of context.((snip)In that conversation, Brock wrote: “Q: Why do kids prefer white teachers over black teachers? A: It is easier to bring an apple than a watermelon?”
  • CNN Analyst Suggests Manchester Bombing Was A False Flag: Blames “Right-Wing Extremists

    05/23/2017 4:59:58 PM PDT · by blam · 40 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 5-23-2017 | Mac Slavo
    Whenever there is a mass killing of any kind in Europe, every reasonable person jumps to the same conclusion every time. They assume that the attack was committed by a Muslim, and it’s not an outlandish assumption to make. Nine times out of ten they are right. The media however, often tries to pin it on right-wing extremists. Or at the very least, they’ll try to leave that possibility on the table for as long as they can. They won’t commit to an Islamic terror narrative until the authorities confirm what everyone already knew. That scenario played out again after...
  • Recovery. Opinion/analysis on Comey and draining the swamp; A note on Education.

    05/23/2017 4:41:49 PM PDT · by conejo99 · 23 replies
    the view from the Chaos Manor ^ | 05/23/2017 | Jerry Pournelle
    Begin by noticing how the President fired Comey when Comey was 3,000 miles away from his office, that Comey had no inkling he was being cut, that all his files, computers, and everything in his office were seized by his boss Sessions and the justice department. This was not a violation of protocol, it was tactical. Notice how Prez Trump compartmentalized the strike and did not inform any of his White House “staff” to prevent leaks. Notice how he emasculated Comey and the swamp denizens by letting them know in a tweet that the Attorney General got information (surveillance “tapes”...
  • Athens family’s pug chases off trio of armed home invaders

    05/23/2017 4:18:13 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies ^ | Joe Johnson
    A small family pet chased off a trio of armed home invaders Sunday night after they attempted to rob residents at Woodland of Athens condominiums off Barnett Shoals Road, Athens-Clarke County police said. The suspects appeared to be young males between 14 and 16 years old. Their intended victims — a 20-year-old resident and his parents, ages 52 and 57 — were in the living room of the home, with the front door open and blocked only by a baby gate, according to police. About 10 p.m., one of the young bandits kicked down the baby gate and entered the...
  • California Cover Up–Billions to Prop Up Collapsing Pension System

    05/23/2017 10:12:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    California Political Review ^ | May 22, 2017 | Stephen Frank
    Guv Brown is going to “loan” $6 billion from a previously unknown slush fund to keep CalPERS doors open. That is after he GIVES then $500 million, so they can keep sending out checks. This is an economic disaster for the people of California—and another reason to leave for a Free State beofre your family finances are destroyed. ... employees don’t share in the cost of Unfunded Liabilities. 100% of that cost falls on citizens, whose services get crowded out and taxes get raised to pay off the liabilities. Jerry Brown proposes to borrow from a citizen-funded restricted fund to...

    05/23/2017 4:03:38 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 27 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | MAY 23, 2017 14:36 | TAMARA ZIEVE
    Holocaust survivor Margot Herschenbaum was brought to tears at Yad Vashem on Tuesday, after a replica of her late sister’s personal album was gifted to US President Donald Trump during his visit to the memorial. “This place and this entire nation are testimony to the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people and the hope that light can shine the path beyond the darkness,” Trump said, donning a kippa as he delivered a short speech outside the Hall of Remembrance where he had laid a wreath together with first lady Melania and rekindled the eternal flame. Ivanka Trump and Jared...
  • Mother blasts lax security at Manchester Arena before bomb that killed 22

    05/23/2017 3:33:33 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 32 replies
    metroUK ^ | 23 May 2017 | Charles White
    ‘We had somebody sat next to us. She looked very suspicious and was fidgeting all the time with her bag on the floor and she was by herself. ‘She was looking in the direction of where the explosion actually happened all night. She was smirking to herself and we got suspicious. My friend who was sitting next to her said, “I don’t like this”‘. ‘I told security who then informed higher security and they were up and down the stairs where she was, discreetly watching her. Nothing was done about it. ‘Later on, as the concert was going on, she...
  • Philly's 'undocumented' live in fear of deportation under Trump

    05/23/2017 3:05:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 23, 2017 | by The Inquirer Editorial Board
    It is not just irresponsible but ludicrous that Congress and the president would ignore the need for comprehensive immigration reform even as government agents round up and deport scores of the undocumented who deserve an avenue to legal residency in this country. In a special report titled “The Undocumented,” staff writer Luis Ferré Sadurni shared stories of immigrants who entered the country illegally or overstayed their visas and are now living in fear that any day might bring their arrest by the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). These are men and women living otherwise law-abiding lives...
  • McCain: Trump’s Budget Dead on Arrival

    05/23/2017 3:01:35 PM PDT · by Bratch · 86 replies ^ | May 23, 2017 | Pam Key
    Tuesday Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said President Donald Trump’s budget was dead on arrival. In a statement, McCain said, “President Trump’s $603 billion defense budget request is inadequate to the challenges we face, illegal under current law, and part of an overall budget proposal that is dead on arrival in Congress.”
  • John Podesta: ‘Alt-Right’ Media Like Sean Hannity Colluding with Russia

    05/23/2017 2:56:09 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/23/2017 | Charlie Spiering
    Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chief John Podesta attacked the First Amendment rights of the free press as he continued to spin his conspiracy theory of Russia colluding with American news websites to damage Democrats. During a conversation with the Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty, he cited the “participation and the support of the alt-right media,” naming “guys like Sean Hannity” and “disgusting” Newt Gingrich for helping spread “fake news” to hurt Democrats. He specifically criticized Hannity and Gingrich for asking questions about DNC staffer Seth Rich’s murder and whether or not it had a connection with Wikileaks. Podesta explained that it...