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  • Mass Deoportations Scare by OFA

    02/24/2017 3:31:48 PM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 14 replies
    Organizing for America | 2/24/2016 | Yolanda Magallanes
    Friend -- Over the past several months, we heard a lot about "mass deportation" and the implementation of a "deportation force" -- but I hoped I'd never live to see the day​. Unfortunately, it's about to become reality. This week, the Department of Homeland Security issued guidance regarding their immigration enforcement plans, "set[ting] the stage for mass deportations," as CNN characterized it. Rather than a common-sense focus on those who have committed serious violent crimes, the new administration is taking steps to vastly increase the population of immigrants who will be targeted, detained, and deported. The new guidance not only...
  • Swedish reality today 55 no go zones for police and locals (2016 European 60 Minutes story)

    02/24/2017 3:14:10 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    Published on Mar 26, 2016 Tv program 60 Min addressing Swendens now catastrophic Immigrant crisis .... SDR wishes to show you a ONLY a small part of the film 60 minutes report. What the film team experiences is horrible but mild compared to what normal so called white Swedes will have to face in many places in Sweden. And now also in Finland City Center the railway Station... Believe it or not but there are at the time officially 53 no go areas in Sweden, which is about to reach the braking point! The Swedish leaders in most cases refuse...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Trump’s presidency: ‘We are not experiencing the best of times’

    02/24/2017 3:10:40 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 43 replies
    MSN/Washington Post ^ | 2/24/2017 | Kristine Guerra (WaPo)
    (Watch video at link) Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a noted critic of President Trump, suggested that she doesn't believe the country is in good hands but said she is hopeful about the future. “We're not experiencing the best of times,” Ginsburg said Thursday on BBC's “Newsnight,” though she did not comment directly about the president. But, the 83-year-old jurist said the public's resistance to the new administration — on full display at last month's Women's March protests — has given her “reason to hope that we will see a better day.” “A great man once said that the...
  • Leaked House Republican Healthcare Plan a Nonstarter

    02/24/2017 3:05:55 PM PST · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | February 24, 2017 | AFL-CIO President Trumka
    Statement by AFL-CIO President Trumka on the leaked draft House Republican healthcare plans:The leaked Republican health plan is a non-starter because it would lower the bar on care when we should be raising it instead. It exposes the fact that Congress is intent on slashing health coverage for tens of millions of Americans and imposing a new tax directly on working people, threatening to destroy the health coverage we earn on the job.The truth is, the people lowering America’s healthcare under the banner of “reform” have never had to worry about care for themselves or their families. CEOs and billionaires...
  • Fox's Shepard Smith: CNN is not 'fake news'

    02/24/2017 2:55:14 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/2017 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Fox News anchor Shepard Smith defended CNN on Friday after the news organization was barred from spokesman Sean Spicer’s question-and-answer session at the White House.
  • Wall Street edges higher to give Dow 11th straight record

    02/24/2017 2:30:50 PM PST · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Feb 2017 | Chuck Mikolajczak
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street edged higher on Friday, with the Dow extending its streak of record-setting gains to 11 days, as increases in utilities and other safety plays outweighed declines in financials. Major Wall Street indexes have rallied to record levels since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, boosted by pledges of tax reforms, reduced regulations and increased infrastructure spending. Equities were in negative territory for a majority of the trading session, however, as investors grew hesitant after recent comments from the Trump administration indicated its pro-growth policies may have a longer route to implementation. As...
  • DHS intel report disputes threat posed by travel ban nations

    02/24/2017 2:29:51 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    <p>A draft document obtained by The Associated Press concludes that citizenship is an "unlikely indicator" of terrorism threats to the United States and that few people from the countries Trump listed in his travel ban have carried out attacks or been involved in terrorism-related activities in the U.S. since Syria's civil war started in 2011.</p>
  • Trump to Cut Down on Recreational Marijuana Laws

    02/24/2017 2:29:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies ^ | 2/24/17 | Michelle Kube
    During yesterday's news conference, press secretary Sean Spicer says allowing recreational marijuana to stand is encouraging the abuse of other drugs. "When you see something like the opioid addiction crisis blossoming in so many states around this country, the last thing we should be doing is encouraging people... there is still a federal law that we need to abide by when it comes to recreational marijuana and drugs of that nature."
  • It Begins – Trump Administration DHS Posts “Bid Contract” For Southern Border Security Wall….

    02/24/2017 2:18:05 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 51 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 24, 2017 | Sundance
    The bidding process for a Southern Border Security Wall is officially announced. Bid duration ends March 20th 2017 for initial prototype, with pricing due March 24th – and anticipated award contracts Mid-April, 2017:
  • Obamacare replacement plan "dangerous," top Democrats say.

    02/24/2017 1:49:47 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi slammed a leaked draft plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, saying it cuts coverage and amounts to a tax break for the wealthy. "While Republicans hide from their constituents, they are moving down an increasingly cruel path to raise taxes on middle-class families and dismantle Americans' right to affordable health care," she said Friday. Pelosi's statement comes a few hours after leaked draft legislation was released by Politico Friday. The draft, dated Feb. 10, would cut Obamacare's mandates and taxes and pay for a replacement by capping tax breaks on employer-sponsored health plans. "The latest...
  • This foam stops bullets, cosmic rays, x rays and gamma rays.

    02/24/2017 1:35:52 PM PST · by ckilmer · 42 replies
    foxnews ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Allison Barrie
    Foam body armor? Even armor-piercing bullets cannot get through this foam. And the foam doesn’t just stop bullets. It destroys them…this foam decimates bullets into dust. It also stops x-ray, gamma rays, cosmic rays--thereby protecting astronauts
  • Trump’s Defense Department to Military: Say ‘ISIS,’ not ‘ISIL’

    02/24/2017 1:32:11 PM PST · by Impy · 68 replies ^ | 2-23-17 | Paul D. Shinkman
    Ahead of a highly anticipated report the Pentagon will deliver to the White House on a new plan to defeat the Islamic State group, the biggest change employed by the military may be in the name of the enemy itself. The Defense Department now officially refers to its primary foe in Iraq and Syria as "ISIS," according to a memo the Pentagon issued earlier this month. Since the campaign began in 2014, military officials grappled with President Barack Obama's preferred "ISIL," short for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a more regionally sensitive and accurate translation of the...
  • GOP governors outline health care plan, Medicaid changes

    02/24/2017 1:25:05 PM PST · by davikkm · 3 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican governors from seven states are calling for dramatic changes to Medicaid, which provides insurance to more than 70 million low-income Americans, as they nervously watch President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders move to repeal and replace the Obama-era health law. At the same time, they’re telling Washington: Don’t scrap the Affordable Care Act without a viable alternative. According to a draft of the proposal obtained by The Associated Press, the governors are urging Congress to adopt an alternative that would change Medicaid from an open-ended federal entitlement to a program designed by each...
  • Hundreds of Scientists BEG Trump to END U.N. Climate Change Agreement

    02/24/2017 1:16:46 PM PST · by davikkm · 18 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    Over 300 scientists have requested that President Trump withdraw from the Paris Agreement which is a radical climate change agenda that was put into effect under the Obama Administration according to a report from the Washington Times. Leading the charge from the scientific community against the Paris Agreement is MIT professor emeritus Richard Lindzen who has delivered sharp criticisms about the agreement. Mr. Lindzen challenges the climate change narrative by saying that carbon dioxide is “plant food, not poison.”
  • WATCH: Foreigners Vow to Defend Themselves

    02/24/2017 1:15:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    eNCA ^ | Friday 24 February 2017
    Tensions are running high in Pretoria amid the anti-illegal immigrant march. Residents from the townships are marching to the Pretoria CBD against what they say is the proliferation of illegal immigrants taking their jobs and committing crime. They are due to hand over a memorandum to the Department of Home Affairs in a march against illegal immigration. The march follows attacks on foreigners in Pretoria West and other townships in the capital. For several weeks pamphlets have been circulated by Mamelodi residents pointing out the social ills and high unemployment rates that they attribute to illegal immigrants. Earlier this week...
  • Host Jimmy Kimmel says this year's Oscars could get political

    02/24/2017 1:12:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    St. Louis Dispatch ^ | Gail Pennington
    “This is not a prank,” Jimmy Kimmel tweeted in December. “Yes, I am hosting the Oscars.” Sunday night’s show, airing on ABC, is Kimmel’s third time on the big awards stage, after hosting the Emmys last year and in 2012. Although Kimmel is typically an entertaining host, this year’s Oscars could be a low-rated show. A poll by the Hollywood Reporter found that 60 percent of Americans couldn’t name one best picture nominee. For the record, the eight nominated movies are “Fences,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hell or High Water,” “Hidden Figures,” “La La Land,” “Lion,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight.”...
  • Opening video for Trump International Golf Club in Dubai creates buzz online

    02/24/2017 1:11:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The National ^ | February 22, 2017 | Afshan Ahmed
    A one-minute video shot at the grand opening of the new Trump International Golf Club in Dubai and shared by the Trump Organisation has amassed thousands of likes and several comments on social media. Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump, the sons of US president Donald Trump inaugurated the new Trump International Golf Club at the Damac Hills project on Saturday (February 18). The project was announced in 2013. The video shows dignitaries from around the world arriving the red carpet ceremony, and Damac GroupÂ’s chairman, Hussain Sajwani thanking the president for the friendship and partnership with the Trump Organisation....
  • Leaked draft offers glimpse of GOP Obamacare replacement

    02/24/2017 1:06:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/24/2017 | John Sexton
    Politico reports today that a leaked draft of the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan shows the House is not fiddling around the edges but moving toward full repeal and replacement of the law. The legislation would take down the foundation of Obamacare, including the unpopular individual mandate, subsidies based on people’s income, and all of the law’s taxes. It would significantly roll back Medicaid spending and give states money to create high-risk pools for some people with pre-existing conditions. Some elements would be effective right away; others not until 2020. The replacement plan would have no individual mandate. Instead, there...
  • Muslim-Americans Raise More Than $60,000 to Repair Desecrated Jewish Cemetery

    02/24/2017 1:01:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    The National ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rob Crilly
    When Tarek El Messidi saw photographs of more than 100 headstones toppled by vandals at a Jewish cemetery in a St Louis suburb, he saw a chance for Muslims to help. Along with Linda Sarsour, another Muslim-American activist, he launched a fundraising appeal to pay for repairs. It blew past its US$20,000 (Dh73,450) target within three hours and reached $66,000 by mid-day on Wednesday - less than a day later. He said any money left over from helping at the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in University City, Missouri, would go to other Jewish groups suffering abuse. "Anti-Semitism is an...
  • White House hand-picks select media outlets for briefing

    02/24/2017 12:59:07 PM PST · by ColdOne · 46 replies ^ | 2/24/17 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House blocked a number of news outlets from covering spokesman Sean Spicer’s question-and-answer session on Friday afternoon. Spicer decided to hold an off-camera “gaggle” with reporters inside his West Wing office instead of the traditional on-camera briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. Among the outlets not permitted to cover the gaggle were news organizations President Trump has singled out for criticism, including CNN. ADVERTISEMENT The New York Times, The Hill, Politico, BuzzFeed, the Daily Mail, BBC, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Daily News were among the other news organizations not permitted to...
  • Trump goes hunting for 'job-killing regulations'

    02/24/2017 12:41:11 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 02/24/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Establishes task forces to seek out, eliminate nearly $1 trillion in Obama red tape After he already warned federal regulators to be prepared to eliminate two regulations for every new one they propose, President Trump on Friday launched a full-scale hunt to identify and remove unneeded federal rules and requirements that hinder business. Estimating that the 3,000 new regulations imposed on American business by the Obama administration have cost of $873 billion, Trump on Friday signed an executive order that calls on all executive agencies to form a task force to examine their regulations. He was flanked by about a...
  • The Return of Blasphemy Laws? In Denmark, you can burn a Bible but never a Koran

    02/24/2017 12:37:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/24/2017 | Roger Kimball
    Ah, Denmark, once famous for free speech, now on the cutting edge of re-instituting prosecutions for blasphemy."Blasphemy." Etymologically, the word means "speaking evil," but to our enlightened ears it has a quaint ring to it. I mean, when was the last time you heard about someone being prosecuted for blasphemy? How old-fashioned.In Denmark, the last time a person was prosecuted for blasphemy was in 1971, when two people were hauled up before a judge for a song making fun of Christianity. They were acquitted. To find someone actually convicted of blasphemy (the statute against it in Denmark goes back to...
  • Trump Leak Now Points To Bezos’ Hidden $600M Deal With Obama CIA To Feed Washington Post

    02/24/2017 12:30:34 PM PST · by Hostage · 49 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | Feb 24, 2017 | Donna Kay
    When writing the 1st Amendment to the Constitution, one area of speech the Founders were specifically interested in protecting was that of a free press. They saw the press as a sort of fourth branch of government, one that would keep the “checks and balances” of the other three branches honest. However, over time the same press that was given protection has eroded into a propaganda machine driven by money and political agendas of those who own the media outlets. They have crawled into bed with the very entities they are to keep in “check” and bust out if corrupted....
  • State Department Writes Anti-Leak Memo... Which Quickly Leaks To The Washington Post

    02/24/2017 12:14:18 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 02/24/2017 | Tyler Durden
    At this point it is no great surprise that the Trump administration is the victim of an attempted "soft coup" led by so-called career politicians, most of whom are liberal, Obama/Clinton loyalists, staffing the various agency buildings sprinkled around Washington D.C. As we noted a few days ago, here is just a small sample of what has been leaked by these career politicians in just the past couple of weeks: {..snip..}
  • Banned HuffPo ..: Trump "Must Go Through Hell Every Day If This Is How The Press Is Behaving"

    02/24/2017 11:59:50 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 37 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | ZeroPointNow
    What happens when a prolific progressive Huffington Post contributor deviates from the narrative and publishes an article admitting Donald Trump was correct about something? HuffPo deletes the article and bans the guy, of course! Norwegian journalist, author, and world traveler René Zografos had the audacity to suggest that Donald Trump was telling the truth about Sweden's ongoing nightmare related to the violent tidal wave of predominantly North African refugees. Zografos wrote: "It’s well known for Scandinavians and other Europeans that liberal immigration comes with drugs, rapes, gang wars, robbery and violence. Additional to that we see the respective nations cultures...
  • GOP rep: Protests could derail Republicans' plan to repeal Obamacare

    02/24/2017 11:47:02 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/2017 | Max Greenwood
    Protests breaking out at GOP town hall meetings could stop Republican lawmakers from fully repealing the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said on Thursday. "I don't know if we're going to be able to repeal Obamacare now because these folks who support Obamacare are very active," Brooks said during an interview on "The Morning Show with Toni and Gary" radio program, highlighted by CNN. "They're putting pressure on congressmen and there's not a counter-effort to steel the spine of some of these congressmen in tossup districts around the country," he continued. Brooks said that Republican lawmakers might not...
  • Dem Illinois Gov Candidate Urges Men to Protest Trump by Using Ladies Room

    02/24/2017 11:36:15 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 75 replies
    FRONTPAGEMAG ^ | 02/24/2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tom, Andrew, sorry. But your party has gone completely insane. I don't think there are words for how insane. If men crowding into the Ladies Room doesn't show Trump... I don't know what will. {..snip..}
  • Charlie Crist files for divorce

    02/24/2017 11:31:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is getting divorced less than nine years after becoming the first Florida governor in 42 years to get married while in office....
  • Iraqi Archbishop Hopeful Trump Will Aid Christians (who are target for violence in refugee camps)

    02/24/2017 11:25:36 AM PST · by xzins · 4 replies
    AINA via Fox News ^ | 2017-02-12 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The Archbishop for the Christian community in Iraq hopes President Trump and will help minority religious groups in the region. Bashar Warda, the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil in Iraq, said as long as Trump's executive order includes special preferences for all victims of ISIS, it can be a positive for Christians in the region, whose plight Trump has been sympathetic to. "I would personally prefer that our people stay here in their ancient homeland, but I also understand that many have lost hope," Archbishop Warda said to Fox News. "They have suffered too much and want to leave. It...
  • Jerry Brown Funds Student Illegals, Cuts Middle-Class Scholarships

    02/24/2017 11:20:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    Daily caller ^ | February 22, 2017 | David Krayden
    California Governor Jerry Brown won’t touch scholarship funding for illegal immigrant students while he cuts scholarship funding for middle-class U.S. citizens enrolled in higher education institutions, Campus Reform reports. Awash in another budget deficit expected to hit $2 billion by this summer, Brown decided to trim education expenses — but spending on scholarships for illegals will continue to increase. The 2017-18 Governor’s Budget detailed Brown’s intention of phasing out the Middle Class Scholarship program, which assists students who come from households with a combined income of $156,000 or less with 40 per cent of their tuition costs.
  • Bombshell: O'Keefe Releases Undercover Footage Inside CNN

    02/24/2017 10:59:38 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 35 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-24-2017 | Tim Brown
    Earlier this week, Project Veritas' James O'Keefe appeared on Sean Hannity's radio show warned that he would release "hundreds of hours" of tape from inside the establishment media.  Well, O'Keefe has been true to his word and has released the first part of a multi-part series inside CNN. There are 119 hours of secretly recorded raw footage from inside CNN that was being released on Thursday.  Obviously, all of it was not completely uploaded, but will be able to be accessed here.  There are still 100 hours of footage yet to release, and O'Keefe is asking for help in investigating the...
  • George Soros Denies He Is Funding Townhall Protests

    02/24/2017 10:59:03 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-24-2017 | Tyler Durden
    In response to reports of the coincidental geographical location to one of George Soros' largest funded activist groups, the Democratic mega-donor has felt it necessary to make a statement denying he is funding protests at GOP lawmakers’ town hall meetings. As we noted yesterday, Jimmy Dahman, a former field organizer for the Clinton campaign in Iowa, founded the Town Hall Project. Dahman claimed on CNN that the town hall events are "all organic and happening at the grassroots level." Dahman's group is closely involved with, a major progressive activist group that recently launched a website, called, to encourage...
  • Bernie Sanders, Dems Propose Investment Gains Tax Hike to Pay for Social Security Expansion

    02/24/2017 10:47:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/24/2017 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – Congressional Democrats introduced a bill that would increase the investment gains tax by 6.2 percent for households with adjusted gross income of $250,000 and above to pay for an expansion of Social Security. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), sponsor of the Social Security Expansion Act in the Senate, said the proposed “net investment income tax” increase from 3.8 percent to 10 percent would make “millionaires and billionaires” pay more in taxes to expand Social Security and extend the life of the program. The investment gains tax originally became law as part of Obamacare. “Everybody in this room knows that...
  • Study: Democrats can't base comeback on non-white voters

    02/24/2017 10:29:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/24/17 | David M. Drucker
    ATLANTA — Democrats may be their own worst enemy when it comes to trying to rebuild their party into a more inclusive entity that can take back Congress and the White House, according to a new study. The centrist Democratic think tank Third Way released a study called, "Why Demography is not Destiny," which argued that the Democrats' strategy of building durable majorities with the support of rising non-white demographics is simply not viable.
  • CPAC— Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus Call Out ‘Opposition Party’ [the Media]: ‘It’s Always Wrong’

    02/24/2017 10:17:44 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/23/2017 | Charlie Spiering
    Donald Trump’s White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and senior advisor Stephen K. Bannon appeared before a packed house at CPAC on Thursday, rallying conservatives to support the president’s agenda and taking shots at the media. During a panel moderated by CPAC’s Matt Schlapp, Bannon repeatedly referred to the media as the “opposition party. “When you look at the opposition party and how they portrayed the campaign, how they portrayed the transition, and now portraying the administration, it’s always wrong,” Bannon said. .. “Just like they were dead wrong on the chaos of the campaign, and just like they...
  • Why Tony Blair is WRONG: New poll finds Britons just want to GET ON with Brexit

    02/24/2017 10:14:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    UK Daily Express ^ | 02/24/2017 | Alison Little
    The ex-prime minister’s call for pro-Europeans to “rise up” came as a poll found the vast majority of voters wanted politicians to get on with quitting. Mr Blair’s arrogant speech sparked outrage and even some Remain supporters were aghast at his bid to reverse June’s historic decision to leave the European Union. Respected pollsters ICM revealed that 68 per cent of voters now agreed the Government should “get on with implementing the result of the referendum... and in doing so take back control of our borders, laws, money and trade”. That was up from 54 per cent in December when...
  • Private prison stocks up 100% since Trump's win

    02/24/2017 10:09:27 AM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    CNN/ ^ | February 24, 2017 | HEATHER LONG
    Thanks to President Donald Trump, America's private prisons may be entering a golden age. Their shares have doubled since election day. CoreCivic (formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America) is up 140% since Trump won in November. Geo Group stock has risen 98%. Trump has been even better for private prison stocks than he has for big banks like Goldman Sachs. The reason private prisons are back in vogue is simple: Trump has made sweeping promises to crack down on crime and illegal immigration. Wall Street calculated quickly that Trump's rhetoric is likely to translate into more people behind bars....
  • Russian flags being handed out for Trump's speech.

    02/24/2017 10:00:48 AM PST · by proust · 85 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2-24-17 | James O'Keefe
  • Trump vows to fight 'epidemic' of human trafficking

    02/24/2017 9:58:58 AM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies ^ | 2/24/17 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will bring the "full force and weight" of the U.S. government to combat an "epidemic" of human trafficking. The president is meeting at the White House with senior advisers and representatives of organizations that deal with trafficking.
  • Nigel Farage delivers another fiery speech at CPAC 2017 in support of Donald Trump and populism
  • The Latest: Trump signs another order to reduce regulation

    02/24/2017 9:46:43 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    AP/KSL ^ | Feb 24th, 2017
    <p>12:25 p.m.</p> <p>President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order taking aim at government regulations.</p> <p>The president says the order will direct each federal agency to establish a regulatory reform task force. The task forces will then recommend which regulations they can simplify or eliminate.</p>
  • ‘Today’ staffer leaked infamous Trump tape that ruined Billy Bush: sources

    02/24/2017 1:55:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/23/17 | Mara Siegler and Emily Smith
    The infamous “Access Hollywood” tape — in which President Donald Trump bragged about grabbing women by the hoo-ha — was an inside job, leaked by an NBC News staffer on Billy Bush’s own “Today” show, multiple sources tell Page Six. “The tape was leaked by the NBC News division, by somebody at the ‘Today’ show,” says one source. “NBC News knew for a while about the existence of the tape. Billy himself had told them about it. People in the news division became frustrated that ‘Access Hollywood’ was taking too long to air it and decided it had to come...
  • State Dept. memo — on dangers of leaks — leaks to media

    02/24/2017 9:35:03 AM PST · by granada · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    A State Department memo spotlighting the threat of leaks by department employees was leaked to The Washington Post, the newspaper reported Friday. The memo, which is authored by acting State Department legal adviser Richard Visek and intended for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, reportedly details Tillerson’s authority to protect certain privileged information and presents a case against leaks. “When such information is leaked … It chills the willingness of senior government officials to seek robust and candid advice, which ultimately is to the detriment of informed policymaking and the reputation of the institution from which the leak emanated,” the Post...
  • Woo hoo!! Coming up on yellow!! We can do this. MAGA!! [FReepathon thread LV]

    02/24/2017 9:34:13 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | February 24, 2017 | Jim Robinson
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  • Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces advance on suburbs in city's west

    02/24/2017 9:33:25 AM PST · by elhombrelibre
    CNN ^ | 24 Feb 17 | Ben Wedeman, Ingrid Formanek and Laura Smith-Spark
    All day, attack helicopters have been firing missiles and heavy machine guns into the city, the crew said. A group of American spotters was providing targeting information to the helicopters. Iraqi troops could also be seen heading toward the front line. The firepower seems more intense than when Iraqi forces moved into eastern Mosul last year, the crew said. An Iraqi military spokesman told CNN earlier Friday that the Ghazlani military camp on the outskirts of southwestern Mosul had been fully liberated from ISIS militants. Iraqi flags are now flying atop the buildings of the strategic military base near the...
  • Hill And Bill Humiliated – What Goes Around Comes Around.

    02/24/2017 9:27:39 AM PST · by davikkm · 41 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    An Arkansas Conservative lawmaker wants to strip Clintons’ name from the Arkansas airport. It thrills me to see Hillary getting back a little of what she has given President Trump. It also is nice to see someone recognize the fact that the Clintons are not respectable…they are common criminals. “You have a president who was impeached for having an affair with an intern in the Oval Office and then disbarred,” said state Sen. Jason Rapert, the bill’s author and one of the Arkansas legislature’s most outspoken conservatives.
  • Hungary to Build Second Border Fence to Stop Migrants

    02/24/2017 9:17:15 AM PST · by davikkm · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | NICK HALLETT
    Hungary is to start building a new fence on the Serbian border in the spring to hold back an expected new surge of migrants. Janos Lazar, Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Viktor Orban, said construction will begin as soon as the weather allows, amid fears hundreds of thousands of migrants could once again attempt to travel up through the Balkans in order to reach Western Europe. AP reports the Hungarian government expects to spend around £104 million on the new fence, and will also set up shipping containers at key points along the border to help process any new...
  • CNN Is Considering Skipping White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    02/24/2017 9:13:39 AM PST · by ColdOne · 77 replies ^ | 2/23/17 | Steven Perlberg
    CNN is considering sitting out of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, according to two people familiar with the matter, as the annual star-studded affair takes on renewed scrutiny from media outlets irked by the White House’s demonization of the press. CNN is still actively discussing internally whether it will ultimately send staffers to the event, which is scheduled for April 29, according to one of these people. “We haven’t made a decision on it yet,” a CNN spokesperson said. In recent years, the dinner traditionally involves presidents trying to rib the press after an A-list comedian — like Larry Wilmore,...

    02/24/2017 8:54:43 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 19 replies
    East County Magazine (Far Left "Nonprofit" San Diego) ^ | February 23, 2017 | Paul Kruze, Progressive Embellisher
    Some 300 demonstrators staged a boisterous rally late Thursday afternoon near the El Cajon district office of 50th District U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) on Magnolia and Bradley Avenue. Hunter’s office issued a release earlier stating that his staff would no longer meet with constituents from the group, then shut down the office today in response to the protest rally. The protestors held up placards representing a mixed array of concerns over his stances on key issues, drawing attention during rush hour traffic, including demonstrators on an overpass visible to motorists on State Route 67. Their concerns include repeal...
  • Egypt's foreign minister to head to Washington Sunday ahead of Sisi visit

    02/24/2017 8:49:10 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Ahram ^ | Friday 24 Feb 2017 | none stated
    The visit is aimed to set the ground for next month's visit by President El-SisiEgypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will head to Washington DC on Sunday in preparation for a visit by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in March, the ministry spokesman said on Thursday. Shoukry will meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to discuss bilateral ties and the Trump administration's vision for the Arab region, spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in remarks to a local TV programme. The spokesman said the visit will also tackle the agenda of El-Sisi's anticipated visit to Washington in March, the first by an Egyptian president in...