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  • Trump-Mueller tensions escalate

    07/20/2017 2:39:17 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 12 replies
    President Trump is ramping up his criticism of Robert Mueller, warning that the special counsel investigating Russian election interference would cross the line by looking into his finances. Mueller is now reportedly doing just that — looking at transactions involving Trump’s businesses and those of his associates. The development is sure to exacerbate Trump’s frustration with the Russia probe, an investigation that has dogged his presidency and forced him and his closest aides to hire legal representation. Among other things, Mueller is said to be probing potential obstruction of justice by Trump, following the president’s decision to fire FBI director...
  • White House: Trump ‘Has Confidence’ in Sessions

    07/20/2017 2:35:49 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 15 replies
    President Donald Trump "has confidence" in Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the White House said Thursday, one day after Trump suggested that he should have picked someone else to lead the Department of Justice. The Associated Press on Thursday afternoon reported the White House statement, which sought to allay a media uproar that followed comments Trump made to the New York Times
  • Down but not out: McCain sends out blistering statement accusing the Trump administration

    07/20/2017 2:35:19 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 11 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 20, 2017 | Geoff Earle
    Down but not out: McCain sends out blistering statement accusing the Trump administration of 'playing into the hands of Putin' on Syria hours after former POW reveals cancer diagnosis The Trump administration is ending a CIA program to arm and train rebels battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad The covert program began under the Obama administration and was aimed at pressuring the dictator Senate Armed Services chairman John McCain is one of the foremost Russia critics in the Senate McCain issued a statement accusing the administration of playing into Russian President Putin's hands Making 'any concession without a strategy is 'short-sighted'...
  • IDF readies 5 battalions in case Temple Mount clashes spread to West Bank

    07/20/2017 2:22:04 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    ynet ^ | 7/20/17 | Yoav Zitun
    The IDF said Thursday five battalions have been put on standby in the West Bank in light of the high tensions on the Temple Mount. After three Israeli Arabs came out of the Temple Mount complex armed and opened fire at an Israeli police force, killing two of the officers, Israel added metal detectors and security cameras at the entrance gates to the holy site to prevent the smuggling of more weapons inside. The added security was met with strong objection from the Palestinians, Israeli Arabs, other Arab nations and the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf. They claim the move constitutes a...
  • The Humiliation Of Jeff Sessions

    07/20/2017 1:22:47 PM PDT · by blam · 167 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-20-2017 | Chris Stirewalt
    There is something more than a little jarring in the ongoing humiliation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In an ill-timed, ill-focused interview with the NYT, President Trump revisited his disdain for Sessions, his first, most-ardent and most-loyal supporter in the Senate.When supporting Trump was still considered career suicide, Sessions donned the red cap anyway. Maybe it will prove fatal for Sessions’ career, after all.The president has not made a secret of the fact that he blames Sessions for the scandal that now engulfs the Trump administration, claiming in contravention of all available evidence that somehow if Sessions had not recused...
  • Australian Government Use Dakota Arms as Amnesty Example – Part 5

    07/20/2017 1:13:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    National Firearms Amnesty Newspaper Ad Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- I was seated in the Eykamp farm kitchen in NSW, Australia when Donald Eykamp stormed in and shoved a paper in my face. “Look at this!” He exclaimed. “That is a Dakota rifle! One of the most expensive production rifles in the world!  They cost $5,000 each. Look at the ebony fore end, the wrap around checkering, the grip cap, the classic peep sight, the short fore end, the inside the trigger guard magazine release, the Model 70 end of the receiver! Not one of these rifles have ever been used in...
  • Yes, Gay Activists Want to Punish Christian Conservatives

    07/20/2017 1:04:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/20/2017 | Michael Brown
    Call me paranoid if you like, but I’m simply quoting what Tim Gill, the foremost LGBT political donor says in his own words: “We're going into the hardest states in the country,” he declares. “We're going to punish the wicked,” by which he means Christian conservatives. In short, if you will not comply with LGBT activism, be it as a minister or as a businessperson, you will be punished. That is Gill’s goal, and to deny it is to be in denial.According to Rolling Stone magazine, which interviewed Gill last month, he is the “Megadonor Behind the LGBTQ Rights Movement”...
  • Mueller Probe Expands To Include Trump Business Transactions, Despite Trump Warning

    07/20/2017 12:57:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/20/2017 | AllahPundit
    Technically Trump’s warning was aimed only at business dealings that don’t have to do with Russia. Mueller needs to stay in his lane, he told the Times: SCHMIDT: Last thing, if Mueller was looking at your finances and your family finances, unrelated to Russia — is that a red line?…TRUMP: I would say yeah. I would say yes. By the way, I would say, I don’t — I don’t — I mean, it’s possible there’s a condo or something, so, you know, I sell a lot of condo units, and somebody from Russia buys a condo, who knows? I...
  • FBI turns over 7,000 (new) documents from Weiner laptop in Clinton-tied case

    07/20/2017 12:56:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    The FBI has turned over 7,000 new documents from Anthony Weiner’s private laptop to the State Department as part of a watchdog group's lawsuit related to last year's Hillary Clinton email case. Judicial Watch and State Department representatives appeared in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday over the group's Freedom of Information Act suit seeking Clinton emails from her tenure at the State Department. It emerged during the hearing that the 7,000 new documents were turned over. The trove is expected to contain some emails sent by Weiner’s estranged wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
  • Virginia McDonald's employee refuses to serve uniformed police officer

    07/20/2017 12:51:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2017 | Fox News
    Scott Naff, an officer for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, reportedly paid for his food in the drive-thru line, but was allegedly refused the food when he got to the window. Naff’s wife, Cathy, told the newspaper that the employee saw the uniform and told her husband: “I ain’t serving no police.”
  • Tourists to all-inclusive resorts in Mexico suspect they were given tainted alcohol

    07/20/2017 12:28:09 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 28 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | Raquel Rutledge
    Numerous reports have told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel they experienced sickness, blackouts and injuries after drinking at Iberostar and other resorts around Cancun and Playa del Carmen in recent months. They told the Journal Sentinel they believe they were drugged or the alcohol may have been tainted. They questioned how they could fall into a stupor so quickly. And whether they had been targeted. Was it robbery? In one case, two teenage brothers from Minnesota on vacation with their parents woke up covered in mud, with no shirts or shoes and their wallets and cellphones missing. Sexual assault? One Wisconsin...
  • BOMBSHELL: Trump Accuses Leaker Comey of Trying to Hold Scandalous Dossier Over His Head

    07/20/2017 12:17:57 PM PDT · by davikkm · 34 replies
    President Trump held an interview this week with The New York Times. The embattled president accused former FBI Director Comey of threatening to hold the discredited Russian dossier over his head. The dossier of bizarre allegations was created by a far left group to damage President Trump during the election. LawNewz reported: He claims that FBI Director James Comey tried to hold the salacious dossier over his head, in order to gain “leverage” over him. It had previously been reported that when administration officials briefed the president at Trump Tower in January, Comey pulled him aside and told him about...
  • President Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Meets, Smeared by Deniers

    07/20/2017 12:15:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 20, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    Remember a few weeks ago when civility was cool ? Or, had you already forgotten? Remember the days after Rep. Steve Scalise was bleeding out at second base in Alexandria, Virginia? " Kindness builds communities ." Everyone was Mr. Rogers, glad to be your neighbor . Not anymore. Not with the Four Horsemen of the Voter Suppression Apocalypse on the loose. Brennan Center graphic All it took to forget that civility was cool was for the President’s Commission on Election Integrity to hold their first meeting. I’m on that Commission, and I get to experience the ugliness and dishonesty...
  • The Civilian Marksmanship Program Is One Step Closer To Selling Colt 1911s

    07/20/2017 11:53:20 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 30 replies
    Task& Purpose ^ | 7-19-2017 | Matthew Moss
    Fellow military history buffs and shooting enthusiasts rejoice, good news is coming your way: An amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act is set to allow the U.S. Army to, at long last, sell off its surplus Colt M1911A1 pistols. The Army currently has around 100,000 surplus Colt 1911A1s, the iconic sidearm used throughout both world wars, as well as the fighting in Korea and Vietnam. But by the 1980s, the 1911 had officially been replaced, shunted aside for the sleeker Beretta M9. Now, in a Lion King-esque circle of life, the M9 too has reached its expiration date,...
  • Police shooting of Justine Damond leaves Minneapolis Black Lives Matters activists conflicted

    07/20/2017 11:47:23 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 38 replies
    Mic ^ | 7/20/17 | Chauncey Alcorn
    Chauntyll Allen wasn’t sure how to feel on Monday when she traveled to Justine Damond’s memorial site in the affluent South Minneapolis neighborhood known as Fulton. The 43-year-old leader of a Black Lives Matter group in St. Paul, Minnesota, stood near Xerxes Avenue and 51st St. by the late Damond’s home, watching the mostly white residents share remarks about police brutality and the need for police reform. Many of those same people, she recalled, were nowhere to be found when Allen and her fellow activists were out marching for justice for black police-shooting victims like Philando Castile and Jamar Clark....
  • Are You Ready for 'Feminist Geography'?

    07/20/2017 11:46:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | JUL 20, 2017 | Charlotte Allen
    The SJW's have taken over geography now, too.Two college geography professors are urging their colleagues not to cite geography research done only by straight white men. Relying on the scholarly efforts of pale males who mate with females perpetuates “white heteromasculinism,” say geographers Carrie Mott of Rutgers University and Daniel Cockayne at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. If “white heteromasculinism” sounds bad, well, that’s because it is. According to Mott and Cockayne, it’s a “system of oppression” that ignores the scholarly contributions of women and people of color in order to benefit those who are “white, male, able-bodied,...
  • Germany summons Turkish ambassador over activists' arrests

    07/20/2017 11:37:49 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    DW ^ | 07.19.2017 | none stated
    Germany's Foreign Ministry has summoned Turkey's ambassador to Berlin over the arrests of human rights activists, including German citizen Peter Steudtner. The Foreign Ministry issued a sharply worded statement. The German Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said it had summoned Turkey's ambassador in Berlin to protest the pre-trial detention of six human rights activists, particularly that of German citizen Peter Steudtner. "The Turkish government needs to immediately and directly hear the German government's outrage and incomprehension as well as its crystal-clear expectations in the case of Peter Steudtner and, this time, without diplomatic niceties," Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schäfer said.Read more: Turkish opposition gains new...
  • Germany summons Turkish ambassador over arrest of human right activists

    07/20/2017 11:23:29 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | July 20, 2017 | TM
    The German Foreign Ministry has summoned Turkish Ambassador Ali Kemal Aydın over the recent arrest of human rights activists, including German citizen Peter Steudtner.According to a statement from the German Federal Foreign Office on Wednesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schäfer said: “The Turkish government needs to immediately and directly hear the German government’s outrage and incomprehension as well as its crystal-clear expectations in the case of Peter Steudtner and, this time, without diplomatic niceties.” Schäfer said German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel had interrupted his summer vacation to attend government consultations over the Turkish court’s decision to jail Steudtner, a human rights trainer who was...
  • Damond Family Hires Attorney From Philando Castile Case

    07/20/2017 11:21:30 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 35 replies
    Patch.com ^ | July 20, 2017 | Associated Press (Patch National Staff)
    The family of an Australian woman shot to death by Minneapolis police has hired an attorney who represented the family of Philando Castile. MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The family of an Australian woman shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer has hired an attorney who represented the family of black motorist Philando Castile, who was also slain by a Minnesota police officer. Minneapolis attorney Bob Bennett confirmed Thursday to The Associated Press that he was representing the family of Justine Damond, who died Saturday night shortly after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind...
  • John Wayne Gacy Victim Identified as Teenage Runaway

    07/20/2017 11:18:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KBZK ^ | 7/20
    An Illinois sheriff's office has identified another victim of the notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy: a 16-year-old runaway from Minnesota, CBS Radio station WBBM reports. James Byron Haakenson's family received the grim news from a Cook County Sheriff's Office investigator this week. Gacy was convicted of luring 33 young men and boys to his Chicago home, then strangling them and burying them on his property. The murders took place between 1972 and 1978. "It's not every day you heard this: A monster murdered your brother," said James' sister Lorie Sisterman. "It's just not an everyday, normal conversation that you...