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  • When Anniversaries Collide: Dr. Martin Luther King and Emile Zola

    01/16/2017 7:58:07 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 4 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | January 16, 2017 | Craig Johnson
    By Craig Johnson This weekend marks the 88th anniversary of the birth of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929).  It also marks the 119th anniversary of the famous letter, “J’accuse!” It was written by influential French writer, Emile Zola, and published in the French newspaper, L’Aurore, on January 13, 1898. Zola wrote the open letter to Felix Faure, President of France.  “J’accuse” is French for “I accuse”.  Zola accused President Faure of antisemitism in the unfair charging and convicting of French Army staff officer Alfed Dreyfus.  The charge was espionage, which carried a sentence of...
  • BOOM! Tucker Carlson Smashes Megyn Kelly’s Ratings by 27% in First Week

    01/16/2017 7:54:54 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    BOOM! Tucker Carlson Smashes Megyn Kelly’s Ratings by 27% in First Week Jim Hoft Jan 16th, 2017 Tucker Carlson got off to an amazing start his first week following The O’Reilly Factor on FOX News Channel. In his first week Carlson was up 27% over Megyn Kelly’s numbers from the same week last year.
  • Recent Study Reveals Significant Health Disparities for Homosexual Teens

    01/16/2017 7:41:03 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 46 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 1/15/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    A recent (and first of its kind) study verifies again what many Christians have long warned about the homosexual lifestyle. Published in August of 2016 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the study—"Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health Related Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9-12"—looked at a wide variety of risky behaviors among U.S. high school students. .. In almost every instance, the risky behavior measured—especially behaviors that are often linked to a moral decision—was much more prevalent among teenagers engaging in homosexual activity. In addition, and unsurprisingly, those students with the healthiest outcomes...
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump, New York’s Wollman Rink and the Congressional Budget Office

    01/16/2017 7:38:21 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 2 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 01/13/2017 | Newt
    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is simply incompatible with the Trump era. President-elect Trump won as an entrepreneurial change agent who would "drain the swamp," get Washington under control, take charge of the bureaucracies, and get things done in an entrepreneurial, common sense way. The Congressional Budget Office is the opposite of these commitments. It is a left wing, corrupt, bureaucratic defender of big government, and liberalism. Its scoring of ObamaCare was not just wrong, it was clearly corrupt. CBO literally brought in the architect of ObamaCare to be the adviser on scoring the very ObamaCare legislation he helped write....
  • Who’s in Putin’s Pocket — Clinton or Trump? (Clinton Uranium One scandal)

    01/16/2017 7:35:03 AM PST · by ETL · 14 replies
    New American ^ | August 3, 2016 | William F. Jasper
    "according to some calculations, the Uranium One deal, involving top Clinton donors Frank Guistra and Ian Telfer, has transferred as much as 50 percent of projected American uranium production to Kremlin control."
  • John Brennan: Trump's 'Nazi Germany' tweet to US agencies was 'outrageous'

    01/16/2017 7:14:52 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 79 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1-15-2017 | Staff
    The outgoing CIA director admonished the president-elect for ‘talking and tweeting’ without fully understanding Russia’s threat to national security “I think he has to be mindful that he does not have a full appreciation and understanding of what the implications are of going down that road.” Brennan also said he took “great umbrage” at Trump’s suggestion that agencies biased against him were behaving as if the US were “Nazi Germany”.
  • Editorial: Who wins with a fancy pro golf course on South Side?

    01/16/2017 6:55:55 AM PST · by rellimpank · 27 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 16 jan 2017
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Park District are entranced by the prospect of a gorgeous, challenging golf course on the South Side near the yet-to-be-built Obama Presidential Center. It is a project with star appeal, beginning with Tiger Woods. But we have to ask: Does a fancy, professional-caliber golf course like this best serve Chicagoans, especially those on the South Side? Or is this about helping President Barack Obama improve his golf game?
  • WUt? DC mayor wants to kick out the homeless, but defend illegal aliens

    01/16/2017 6:46:06 AM PST · by 198ml · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/16/17 | Carly Hoilman
    In September, D.C.’s Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced the Homeless Services Modernization Amendment Act, in order to update and improve the 2005 Homeless Services Reform Act. The proposed legislation would now require homeless individuals seeking shelter to provide proof of residency, to ensure that District residents receive priority. Ironically, the city has taken the exact opposite approach to the issue of illegal immigration. Mayor Bowser announced this week that she has pledged $500,000 in taxpayer money for a grant program to help illegal-immigrant residents in deportation proceedings, among other services. Interestingly enough, there seems to be no requirements for such...
  • Alveda C. King, MLK's niece, voted Donald Trump

    01/16/2017 6:20:48 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2017 | Matt C. Abbott
    ... As a Catholic commentator and pro-life advocate, I asked Evangelist Alveda C. King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a pro-life leader (she serves as director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, the African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries), if she hopes Mr. Trump will be a pro-life president. Evangelist King graciously responded as follows: ‘I pray that all polar opposites learn to Agape Love, live and work together as brothers and sisters—or perish as fools. While I voted for Mr. Trump, my confidence remains in God, for life, liberty and the...
  • U.S. Rep. John Lewis in South Florida amid war of words with President-elect Trump

    01/16/2017 6:20:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 1/16/17 | Julie Aleman
    Civil rights icon keynote speaker at Jungle Island event in Miami .....Local 10 News will be there when Lewis addresses the audience at Jungle Island at 8:30 a.m....
  • Hispanic Dems warn Latinos will be hit hard by ObamaCare repeal

    01/16/2017 6:17:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/16/2017 | BY RAFAEL BERNAL
    Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) warn that repealing ObamaCare without an appropriate replacement would disproportionately hurt Latino families. "First and foremost we need to protect and defend healthcare for the American people," Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) told The Hill on Thursday. House Republicans on Friday passed a measure to begin dismantling the Affordable Cart Act (ACA) through a process known as budget reconciliation, which can bypass a Senate filibuster. Democrats are decrying the push to roll back the healthcare law, arguing there could be disastrous consequences for people with serious illnesses. "We want to make sure that people...
  • Fire Brennan -- or Abolish the CIA?

    01/16/2017 6:07:09 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 68 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 August 2014 | Jack Kenny
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called for the firing of CIA Director John Brennan after an internal investigation by the agency confirmed that some CIA officials electronically spied on Senate committee work on an investigation into the agency's interrogation techniques. Paul was sharply critical of the agency for violating the security of a Senate committee's database and of Brennan for his earlier denial that it happened. "It is illegal for the CIA to spy on Americans and an affront to our republic to spy on the Senate," Sen. Paul said in statement released on Friday. He added, "Brennan told the American...
  • President Trump — The Great Communicator

    01/16/2017 5:41:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    american spectator ^ | Mark Corallo
    There’s no going back to the GOP scaredy-cat model. *snip*The genius of Donald Trump is that he ignores their [the press's] rules. He clearly doesn’t do political suicide. He doesn’t assume that the press is even attempting to be fair to him. So he doesn’t validate their credibility by trying to win them over as so many Republican politicians have tried in the past only to fail and wind up on the political carcass heap. Trump seems to understand he has no obligation to kowtow to the D.C. establishment media out of fear they’ll make trouble for his presidency. He...
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show January 16 2016

    01/16/2017 5:36:37 AM PST · by GregB · 1 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the Rose half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh's 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!
  • Save-A-Lot Carves Niche Serving Communities That Publix And Others Overlook

    01/16/2017 5:17:34 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 49 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | Justine Griffin
    Betty Duffey has a half-dozen several grocery stores vying for her business near her neighborhood in southern Pinellas County. Publix Supermarkets is 2.5 miles down the road and she'll pass by a Winn-Dixie and a Walmart Neighborhood Market on the way there. Two miles in the other direction is an Aldi and a Walmart Supercenter. But Duffey, 63, does most of her grocery shopping at Save-A-Lot. It's the closest grocery store to her house, but it's also the cheapest. "I'm on disability and really have to watch how I spend my money," Duffey said. "At Publix, I'd spend $200 a...
  • Army, local police probe recent mystery deaths of 11 Fort Hood soldiers

    01/16/2017 5:08:08 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 16, 2017
    <p>The Army and local police are investigating the deaths of 11 Fort Hood soldiers who have died on and off the large Texas base in the past three months under mysterious circumstances, according to reports.</p> <p>Taylor’s awards ... include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Aviation Badge and Air Assault Badge, among others....15th Military Intelligence Battalition...</p>
  • Shattuck: Hope coming for black America

    01/16/2017 5:00:01 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 7 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 01-16-17 | Tom Shattuck
    In the late 1960s, much of Martin Luther King’s work was directed at improving the conditions for black Americans, with a pragmatic approach of eradicating poverty, unemployment and the many other dead ends that hindered a path to the American Dream. Many of those hindrances remain, and not until now, with a President Donald Trump about to take office, has there been such an opportunity to demolish the constraints that have stifled opportunity in minority neighborhoods. He considers it a personal challenge.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,January 16-20,2017

    01/16/2017 4:58:26 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 16, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning!
  • STARK INEQUALITY: OXFAM SAYS 8 MEN AS RICH AS HALF THE WORLD

    01/16/2017 4:57:08 AM PST · by upchuck · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | PAN PYLAS
    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday. Presenting its findings on the dawn of the annual gathering of the global political and business elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, anti-poverty organization Oxfam says the gap between the very rich and poor is far greater than just a year ago. It's urging leaders to do more than pay...
  • 8 OTHER EXTREMIST OUTRAGES FROM DEMOCRAT JOHN LEWIS

    01/16/2017 4:11:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    ....such partisan rhetorical overkill has come naturally to Lewis throughout his public life. He characteristically demanded the impeachment of George W. Bush for authorizing the National Security Agency to conduct wiretaps without a warrant. When Barack Obama did the same thing, Lewis didn’t even offer criticism. Here are some other famous but forgotten slurs from Lewis in recent years:
  • Unparalleled Resistance Looms for Trump After Inauguration

    01/16/2017 4:05:03 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 54 replies
    Wall Street Journal. ^ | 1/16/`7 | Janet Hook
    Remember, back in the day, when newly elected presidents enjoyed a honeymoon? Donald Trump isn’t getting one. His adversaries are in combat mode, as if the campaign never ended. Demonstrations are planned. Money is pouring into the coffers of liberal groups. Activists are calling for an ongoing “resistance” movement. Mr. Trump is getting a taste of his own medicine because he, too, is behaving as if the campaign never ended. For weeks, he has continued to lob provocative tweets about his critics and the media, derided people who supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, reveled in his election victory and took a victory...
  • BPM Festival SHOOTING: 8 dead in massacre at tourist hotspot in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

    01/16/2017 2:46:21 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 23 replies
    Express.co.uk ^ | January 16, 2017 | Rebecca Perring
    UP to eight people have been killed after a gunman stormed BPM festival in Mexico's popular tourist hotspot Playa Del Carmen. Shots were fired in the early hours of the morning at the dance and music event, which attracts a whole host of DJs from across the world, including UK artists. A gunman reportedly fired through an open window at the Blue Parrot club in Playa Del Carmen, which is a popular tourist hotspot with British and American music fans. The popular nightclub was one of the several venues holding a closing party for the event, which featured 150 of...
  • Head of Ethics Office is Obama Donor, now concerned about Trump nominees.

    01/16/2017 2:27:53 AM PST · by gattaca · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 15, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Director of the Office of Government Ethics Walter M. Shaub donated to President Obama before his appointment and defended Hillary Clinton’s decision to not disclose paid speeches to the Clinton Foundation while she was secretary of state. Shaub, the head of the little-known ethics office, has been on the attack against President-elect Donald J. Trump for months. Shaub has called Trump’s plan to sign over control of his business to his sons “meaningless,” and engaged in tweet storms from the official ethics Twitter account encouraging Trump to divest. A timeline compiled by the PAC America Rising of Shaub’s service at...
  • Mass Shooting Reported During BPM Festival in Mexico (American party spot)

    01/16/2017 2:17:09 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 11 replies
    Billboard ^ | January 15, 2017 | Pearcey Proper
    Mass Shooting Reported During BPM Festival in Mexico A mass shooting has rocked the Mexican resort town of Playa Del Carmen where the BPM Festival was wrapping up, according to reports. Unverified witness accounts suggest four or five people were killed when shots were fired at Blue Parrot during Elrow's closing party late Sunday night or early Monday morning. A security guard was said to be among those fatally injured. A separate shooting reportedly took place during a BPM closing party at The Jungle, where the likes of John Acquaviva, Stacey Pullen and David Berrie were booked to play. Clips...
  • Canadian Think Tank: Jane Fonda’s ‘An Environmental Hypocrite’ For Protesting Oil Sands

    01/15/2017 11:58:10 PM PST · by seanmerc · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 Jan 17 | David Krayden
    A Canadian conservative think tank says Jane Fonda’s “an environmental hypocrite” after the left-wing activist and actress protested the Canadian oil sands in northern Alberta. The Manning Centre told The Daily Caller on Sunday that Fonda excoriates the oil sands project because the oil it yields produces greenhouse gasses. But Colin Craig, media manager for the centre, says Fonda has “a carbon footprint the size of a small town,” referring to her jet-setting lifestyle that includes a lot of world travel. Do You Agree With This Criticism Of Jane Fonda? Yes No
  • Trump and the American Divide

    01/15/2017 11:18:00 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 39 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>At 7 AM in California’s rural Central Valley, not long before the recent presidential election, I stopped to talk with an elderly irrigator on the shared border alleyway of my farm. His face was a wrinkled latticework, his false teeth yellow. His truck smelled of cigarettes, its cab overflowing with flotsam and jetsam: butts, scribbled notes, drip-irrigation parts, and empty soda cans. He rolled down the window and muttered something about the plunging water-table level and whether a weak front would bring any rain. And then, this dinosaur put one finger up on the wheel as a salutation and drove off in a dust cloud.</p>
  • Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite

    01/15/2017 11:17:42 PM PST · by aquila48 · 64 replies
    Berkeley News ^ | NOVEMBER 7, 2016 | Robert Sanders
    Solar cells made from an inexpensive and increasingly popular material called perovskite can more efficiently turn sunlight into electricity using a new technique to sandwich two types of perovskite into a single photovoltaic cell. Perovskite solar cells are made of a mix of organic molecules and inorganic elements that together capture light and convert it into electricity, just like today’s more common silicon-based solar cells. Perovskite photovoltaic devices, however, can be made more easily and cheaply than silicon and on a flexible rather than rigid substrate. The first perovskite solar cells could go on the market next year, and some...
  • In Trump’s Feud With John Lewis, Blacks Perceive a Callous Rival

    01/15/2017 10:05:56 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 2017-01-15 | Yamiche Alcindor
    Days before his inauguration, President-elect Donald J. Trump is engaged in a high-profile feud with some of the country’s most prominent African-American leaders, setting off anger in a constituency already wary of him after a contentious presidential campaign. Mr. Trump’s criticism of Representative John Lewis of Georgia, a widely admired leader of the civil rights movement, has prompted a number of Democratic lawmakers to say they will not attend his inauguration on Friday. Blacks around the country have reacted to Mr. Trump’s remarks with fury, and the subject has dominated social media and discussions among black activists. Mr. Trump said...
  • Was CIA Director Brennan's 1976 Vote for a Communist Just a Youthful Indiscretion?

    01/15/2017 10:00:32 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 38 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 September 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    During a panel discussion Thursday at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference, CIA Director John Brennan was trying to make the point that just because an individual has an “activist” background, that wouldn’t, or shouldn’t, keep him from working for the federal government in sensitive positions. After all, he said, the CIA hired him even after he admitted voting for a communist in the 1976 presidential elections.In 1980, Brennan was trying to obtain a top security clearance for the Central Intelligence Agency, and part of the process involved taking a lie detector test. He was asked: “Have you ever...
  • Newt Gingrich on Trumpism: How Trump Beat the Liberal Media

    01/15/2017 9:34:00 PM PST · by greeneyes · 30 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 1/13/2017 | Newt Gingrich
    Link only. Entertaining, Interesting, and Insightful speech by Newt.
  • Donald Trump on Using Twitter as President: 'Bing Bing Bing' (secret account 280 character tweets)

    01/15/2017 9:00:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 2017-01-15 | Eve Peyser
    A new Sunday Times interview between British Parliament member Michael Gove and our soon-to-be Supreme Leader Donald Trump offers much interesting insight into how Trump will use Twitter as president. When Gove asked about whether Trump would use the @POTUS handle, he offered up the following response: @realDonaldTrump I think, I’ll keep it . . . so I’ve got 46 million people right now — that’s a lot, that’s really a lot — but 46 million — including Facebook, Twitter and ya know, Instagram, so when you think that you’re 46 million there, I’d rather just let that build up...
  • Trump Promises ‘Insurance for Everybody’

    01/15/2017 8:44:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 15, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump says his plan to replace the nation’s health care law will include “insurance for everybody.” Trump made the comment in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday. The president-elect says: “We’re going to have insurance for everybody. There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.”
  • Donald Trump blames dissolution of European Union on refugees — 'all of these illegals'

    01/15/2017 8:29:29 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    La La Times ^ | 2017-01-15 | Cathleen Decker
    President-elect Donald Trump blamed Europe’s acceptance of Mideast refugees — as he put it, “all of these illegals” — for the decision by Britain to leave the European Union, and predicted the organization would disintegrate barring a reversal of immigration policies promoted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “People, countries, want their own identity and the UK wanted its own identity,” Trump told representatives of the Times of London and the German publication Bild about the June Brexit vote. “But, I do believe this, if they hadn’t been forced to take in all of the refugees, so many, with all the...
  • Ex-NBC producer found dead with drugs, $27K in cash

    01/15/2017 8:10:10 PM PST · by xp38 · 45 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 12 2017 | Tina Moore
    A former NBC producer was found dead in a drug-filled Manhattan apartment — and two men he had been hanging out with were arrested after they called 911, police said Thursday. Thomas Felty, 36, died Jan. 4 at the Upper East Side apartment where George Lopez, 50, and Patrick Walsh, 33, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, police said. Walsh and Lopez met up with Felty earlier that day and the three went back to Lopez’s apartment, police said. Walsh and Lopez fell asleep and then awoke to find that Felty wasn’t breathing. Lopez called 911...
  • Leaked Audio - Libs Planning to Blockade Trump Inauguration, Disrupt, Crash DeploraBall

    01/15/2017 7:52:02 PM PST · by gaijin · 102 replies
    BlackPilled, YouTube Channel ^ | January 16th, 2017 | BlackPilled
    Five minutes of audio detail massive leftist plans to blockade Trump Inauguration approach routes. Lefties cheer plans for unpermitted marches involving McPherson Square, Washington Circle and other DC locations. Planners detail food, portapotties, puppets, a truck full of dancers (mention draws huge cheers). Planners detail crashing the DeploraBall, disrupting movements of Mike Pence.
  • Donald Trump says UK 'doing great' after Brexit vote

    01/15/2017 7:50:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2017-01-15
    The UK is "doing great" following its vote to leave the EU, US President-elect Donald Trump has said. In his first UK interview, with former justice secretary Michael Gove for the Times, Mr Trump said he thought the UK was "so smart in getting out". Mr Trump promised a quick trade deal between the US and the UK after he takes office in five days' time. He also criticised Nato and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policies. Mr Trump spoke to the Times and German newspaper Bild ahead of his inauguration on Friday.
  • CIA Director John Brennan takes aim at Donald Trump for his criticism of the intelligence community

    01/15/2017 7:48:40 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    La La Times ^ | 2017-01-15 | Cathleen Decker
    Adding another chapter to the intense conflict between Donald Trump and the intelligence community, CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday sharply criticized the incoming president for equating spy agencies to Nazi Germany and suggested that he needed to focus more seriously on the security issues facing the nation. “What I think Mr. Trump has to understand is that this is more than being about him, and it's about the United States and our national security,” Brennan said in an interview with “Fox News Sunday." “And he has to make sure that now he's going to have the opportunity to do...
  • Trump’s Feud With John Lewis Prompts Outrage Among Blacks (NY Slimes plays the race card! Surprise!)

    01/15/2017 7:39:13 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 2017-01-15 | Yamiche Alcindor
    Days before his inauguration, President-elect Donald J. Trump is engaged in a high-profile feud with some of the country’s most prominent African-American leaders, setting off anger in a constituency already wary of him after a contentious presidential campaign. Mr. Trump’s criticism of Representative John Lewis of Georgia, a widely admired leader of the civil rights movement, has prompted a number of Democratic lawmakers to say they will not attend his inauguration on Friday. Blacks around the country have reacted to Mr. Trump’s remarks with fury, and the subject has dominated social media and discussions among black activists. Mr. Trump said...
  • Brexit Blues Said to Hit Brussels as U.K. Envoys’ Morale Falls

    01/15/2017 7:06:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    FXNCC ^ | 2017-01-15
    As Prime Minister Theresa May prepares for the first time to outline a detailed Brexit plan — 29 weeks after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union — morale among the 150 British diplomats stationed in Brussels has ebbed. The staffers, many of UK Pound Burdened by Brexit Fears… Go to Source
  • (Schmucky) Schumer puts GOP on notice over ObamaCare repeal

    01/15/2017 6:48:43 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2017-01-15 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has made it crystal clear: If Republicans repeal ObamaCare without immediately implementing a plan to replace it, Democrats will not help them out of a pickle down the road. Senate Democratic sources familiar with Schumer’s thinking say he will not engage in any negotiations to pass a watered-down version of the landmark healthcare reform law if Republicans unilaterally force its repeal first under special budgetary rules. “That’s not a close call. They’re doing something so extraordinary reckless. You cannot reward hostage taking,” a Democratic senator said. The Democratic senator said Republicans have refused to...
  • Packing up! Anti-Trump protesters plan demonstration outside the New York City home of Ivanka Trump

    01/15/2017 6:48:15 PM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    Dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1/15/17 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Full title.........................Packing up! Anti-Trump protesters plan demonstration outside the New York City home of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner to 'Help Ivanka Move' ..................Anti-Trump protesters are so excited for Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner moved to Washington D.C. that they are going to 'help' her move. The activists behind the Dear Ivanka Instagram have recently announced their plans to stage a protest outside the future First Daughter and her husband's home that they have dubbed 'Help Ivanka Move' on Monday, January 16. The Halt Action Group have put out a call online for protesters to come to the...
  • Roger Chesley: Not knowing history is truly American

    01/15/2017 6:46:19 PM PST · by Bogle · 14 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 11, 2017 | Roger Chesley
    By the time students enter college, they want to focus on their specific area of study or proposed career. Educators should dictate what’s best for the curriculum, not legislators.
  • ‘Beginning of the Fight’: Sanders, Schumer Hold Rally Defending Affordable Care Act

    01/15/2017 6:37:46 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2017-01-15 | ALEXANDRA JAFFE, DANNY FREEMAN and TIM STELLOH
    WARREN, Michigan — Sen. Bernie Sanders, while acknowledging that some Americans "don't like" the health care law and continuing to call for universal coverage, pledged before a crowd of thousands to fight Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. "There are differences of opinion about the Affordable Care Act — some like it, some don't like it. But very few Americans believe that we should repeal the ACA without a replacement program to make it better," Sanders, I-Vermont, said at a rally Sunday, one of several dozen gatherings across the country aimed at ginning up public support for the...
  • Trump Responds To CIA Chief Brennan, Asks "Was He The Leaker Of Fake News?"

    01/15/2017 6:23:21 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 128 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2017-01-15 | Tyler Durden
    Just hours after John Brennan lashed out at the president-elect in an interview with Fox News, Donald Trump has responded by suggesting that the outgoing CIA Director may have been behind the publication last week of unverified and salacious intelligence connecting the president-elect to Russia.... Donald J. Trump âś” @realDonaldTrump .@FoxNews "Outgoing CIA Chief, John Brennan, blasts Pres-Elect Trump on Russia threat. Does not fully understand." Oh really, couldn't do... 6:16 PM - 15 Jan 2017 4,518 Retweets 16,258 likes Donald J. Trump âś” @realDonaldTrump much worse - just look at Syria (red line), Crimea, Ukraine and the build-up of...
  • Donald Trump Again Attacks ‘Saturday Night Live’: ‘Always a Complete Hit Job’

    01/15/2017 6:12:50 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Variety ^ | 2017-01-15 | Alex Stedman
    In a practice that’s almost become routine, President-elect Donald Trump has fired back at NBC and “Saturday Night Live” after this weekend’s episode that parodied his Wednesday press conference. “.@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!,” Trump tweeted on Sunday afternoon. Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump. @NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television! 4:46 PM - 15 Jan 2017 - 10,381 Retweets 41,807 likes...
  • Donald Trump Promises Post-Brexit Britain a ‘Fair’ Trade Deal

    01/15/2017 6:02:55 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2017-01-15 | TIM STELLOH
    In his first interview with foreign media, President-elect Donald Trump said he planned to offer a "fair" trade deal to Britain "within weeks" of his inauguration. In a joint interview published Sunday in The Times of London and Germany's Bild, Trump said that he planned to make Britain's departure from the European Union "a great thing" and that he would meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May shortly after he is sworn in Friday. "We're gonna work very hard to get it done quickly and done properly," he told the papers, adding: "I love the UK." The comments come as...
  • China Rejects Donald Trump’s Suggestion to Negotiate With Taiwan

    01/15/2017 6:00:16 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    The Magazine Formerly Known as Time ^ | 2017-01-15 | Nomaan Merchant / Ass Press
    A spokesman said the "One China" policy was non-negotiable (BEIJING) — China’s foreign ministry on Sunday again rejected President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that he might use American policy on Taiwan as a bargaining chip between the two sides. Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said that the “one China” policy is “non-negotiable.” Since recognizing Beijing in 1979, Washington has maintained only unofficial ties with Taiwan, the self-governing island that Beijing considers its territory — a status quo that Trump has repeatedly threatened to upend since winning the November election. “The government of the People’s Republic of China is the only legitimate government...
  • In feud with John Lewis, Donald Trump attacked ‘one of the most respected people in America’ (Barf!)

    01/15/2017 5:58:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 90 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 2017-01-15 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    In 2010, days after returning from Selma, Ala., Mike Pence went on a GOP website and gushed about “my friend” John Lewis. Then a congressman from Indiana's 6th District, Pence said he was “honored” to walk beside a man personally recruited by Martin Luther King Jr. He talked about how an officer had bashed a younger Lewis in the head during the fight for voting rights. Lewis, he said, was “an integral part of the American story in our nation's unrelenting march toward a more perfect union.” Now Vice President-elect Pence is one of many leaders picking sides between Lewis...
  • Donald Trump says Merkel made 'catastrophic mistake' on migrants

    01/15/2017 5:56:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2017-01-15
    US President-elect Donald Trump has said German Chancellor Angela Merkel made "one very catastrophic mistake" by admitting more than 1m migrants. He said Mrs Merkel was by far Europe's most important leader, and that the EU had become a vehicle for Germany. Mr Trump was giving details of his foreign policy goals in an interview with British and German newspapers. He told The Times and Bild his priority was to create fairer trade deals for the US and have strong borders. He said the US had to address its trade deficit with the rest of the world, particularly with China....
  • Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’ in Obamacare replacement plan

    01/15/2017 5:52:27 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 134 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 2017-01-15 | Robert Costa
    President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama’s signature health-care law with the goal of “insurance for everybody,” while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in Medicare and Medicaid. Trump declined to reveal specifics in the telephone interview late Saturday with The Washington Post, but any proposals from the incoming president would almost certainly dominate the Republican effort to overhaul federal health policy as he prepares to work with his party’s congressional majorities. Trump’s plan is likely to face questions...