Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,860
60%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 60%!! Thank you all very much!!

News/Current Events (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Trudeau: No apologies, pledges to call out 'hate speech' (asking about illegals is now hate speech)

    08/20/2018 5:06:52 PM PDT · by jerod · 15 replies
    CP via CBC News ^ | Aug 20, 2018 | Teresa Wright, Terry Pedwell · The Canadian Press
    Hate speech and the politics of division are creating a "dangerous path" for Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday as he vowed to steer clear of such roads and to continue calling out those who rely on "extremist" methods to make their voices heard. Trudeau made the comments when asked whether he went too far in accusing a Quebec woman of racism and intolerance as she heckled him last week during a rally in Quebec... During a campaign-style rally Thursday southeast of Montreal, the woman shouted questions in French at Trudeau, asking him when the federal government would repay...
  • Hillary Clinton steps back into the fray to fundraise for Democrats this fall (intimate dinners..)

    08/20/2018 4:54:27 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    Hillary Clinton steps back into the fray to fundraise for Democrats this fall The 2016 presidential nominee will headline events in California, Illinois and New York. by Heidi Przybyla / Aug.20.2018 / 5:29 PM ET WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is stepping back into the limelight before the November midterm elections, helping to raise money for the Democratic National Committee in a series of fundraisers, NBC News has learned. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee will headline three events — in San Francisco, Chicago and New York — for the DNC this fall to boost the party’s chances of seizing control of...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Visits Restaurant Closed by Her Policies

    08/20/2018 4:51:18 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 22 replies
    Socialist New York congressional hopeful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lamented the closing of her former employer but glided over the fact that it was closing because of the minimum-wage hikes she supports. On Monday, Ocasio-Cortez visited The Coffee Place, a Union Square icon for years, to emphasize her familiarity with the lives of everyday workers. She cited her experience at the restaurant as a case study in bettering oneself and the future. "The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors. I swung by today to say hi one last time and kid around with friends like old times," she...
  • David Hogg to ‘Old’ Nancy Pelosi: ‘Move the F**k off the Plate [TR]

    08/20/2018 4:42:04 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 60 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 20 AUGUST 2018 | AWR HAWKINS
    Activist David Hogg talks of his generation of gun controllers in a NYMag cover story, then thinks of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and says, “Move the f**k off the plate and let us take control.” NYMag indicates Hogg is wearied by the “old” Democrats who keep hanging onto their offices. He mentioned Pelosi in particular, and said pointedly, “Nancy Pelosi is old.”
  • Doctor’s orders: Let children just play

    08/20/2018 4:02:16 PM PDT · by Mariner · 33 replies
    LA Times via Bakersfield.com ^ | August 20th, 2018 | By Melissa Healy
    Imagine a drug that could enhance a child’s creativity, critical thinking and resilience. Imagine that this drug were simple to make, safe to take, and could be had for free. The nation’s leading pediatricians say this miracle compound exists. In a new clinical report, they are urging doctors to prescribe it liberally to the children in their care. What is this wonder drug? Play. “This may seem old-fashioned, but there are skills to be learned when kids aren’t told what to do,” said Dr. Michael Yogman, a Harvard Medical School pediatrician who led the drafting of the call to arms....
  • BREAKING: NO VERDICT on Day 3 of Manafort Deliberations – ‘Manafort is Happy to Heart’

    08/20/2018 3:51:41 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 56 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-20-2018 | Cristina Laila
    After three days of deliberations, the jury still had not reached a verdict on Monday evening, marking day 15 of the tax evasion and bank fraud case against Paul Manafort. The jurors will reconvene Tuesday morning at 9:30 AM ET.
  • Poll: Lou Barletta and Bob Casey in Dead Heat in Pennsylvania Senate Race

    08/20/2018 3:31:08 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Aug 2018 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) are in a dead heat in the Pennsylvania Senate race, according to a poll released on Monday. A Commonwealth Leaders Fund poll found that Sen. Bob Casey leads by only two points, with Casey at 47 percent, Barletta at 45 percent, and 6.1 percent of Pennsylvania voters undecided. The poll had a 3.6-point margin of error, making the Pennsylvania Senate race a virtual toss-up. The poll also weighted heavily for a significant Democrat turnout that outpaces previous “Democratic waves.” The poll suggested that Democrats will have a five-point turnout advantage over...
  • Undercover abortion clinic journalist may soon get to release MORE damning Planned Parenthood videos

    08/20/2018 3:26:22 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 7 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/20/18 | USA Features
    Gag Order: In 2015 Americans with consciences not named Chelsea Clinton were shocked to their core when an undercover journalism operation began releasing a series of videos showing Planned Parenthood officials negotiating for the sale of aborted baby parts. That journalist, David Daleiden — founder of the Center for Medical Progress — has since been silenced by federal courts and his operation attacked as savaged by the Left and its sycophantic propaganda machine, the establishment press. But that court-imposed silence could soon be coming to an end.
  • Watch Out California! 53 Major Earthquakes ... Just Hit The Ring Of Fire In A 24 Hour Period

    08/20/2018 2:55:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | August 19, 2018 | Michael Snyder
    Complete Headline: Watch Out California! 53 Major Earthquakes (Including A Magnitude 8.2) Just Hit The Ring Of Fire In A 24 Hour Period Is something unusual starting to happen to the crust of our planet? The USGS defines any earthquake of at least magnitude 4.5 as "significant", and there were 53 earthquakes that met that criteria along the Ring of Fire on Sunday alone. If you would like to verify that information for yourself, you can so do right here. Not too long ago, I wrote about how "Earth changes" seem to be accelerating all over the world, but even...
  • South Africa Now in Stage 6 Genocide - Preperation....Last Stage Before Extermination

    08/20/2018 2:33:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    6. PREPARATION: Victims are identified and separated out because of their ethnic or religious identity. Death lists are drawn up. Members of victim groups are forced to wear identifying symbols. Their property is expropriated. They are often segregated into ghettoes, deported into concentration camps, or confined to a famine-struck region and starved. At this stage, a Genocide Emergency must be declared. If the political will of the great powers, regional alliances, or the U.N. Security Council can be mobilized, armed international intervention should be prepared, or heavy assistance provided to the victim group to prepare for its self-defense. Otherwise, at...
  • Cases of measles in Europe have hit a record high, according to the World Health Organization

    08/20/2018 2:29:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | August 20, 2018
    Cases of measles in Europe have hit a record high, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 41,000 people have been infected in the first six months of 2018, leading to 37 deaths. Last year there were 23,927 cases and the year before 5,273. Experts blame this surge in infections on a drop in the number of people being vaccinated. In England, there have been 807 cases so far this year. The WHO is calling on European countries to take action. Public Health England say the outbreaks in England are largely due to people who have travelled to...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,August 20-31,2018,WOR AM

    08/20/2018 1:29:25 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | August 20, 2018 | Sean Hannity
    Good Afternoon And Welcome!
  • The Full List of Anti-Trump Attacks and Harassment This Year is Stunning

    08/20/2018 1:04:47 PM PDT · by grayboots · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/20/2018 | Amber Athey
    Violent anti-Trump rhetoric, harassment of White House officials and attacks on the president’s supporters have seemingly become the new norm since Trump took office. In the latest incident on Sunday, Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings joked that it would be a “catastrophe” if anyone saved President Trump from drowning. (RELATED: Dem Rep. Alcee Hastings Jokes About Trump Drowning In The Potomac River) The Daily Caller compiled a list of nearly two-dozen incidents alone since January in which Democratic officials made violent jokes about the president and his supporters, Trump officials were harassed in public and other disturbing incidents that lowered the...
  • Twitter Feed of the WSJ's Kimberly Strassel

    08/20/2018 1:01:38 PM PDT · by drellberg · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 20, 2018 | Kimberly Strassel
    20) "Trump’s mention of Ohr’s wife appears gratuitous. Her role in the matter, as yet, appears minimal." She worked for the main player in this drama, Fusion. And Fact Checker has zero ability to make that claim, since we still don't know her role. Bizarre.
  • Alyssa Milano Protests Brett Kavanaugh in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Dress

    08/20/2018 12:53:31 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/20/2018 | Ben Kew
    "This is crazy. We are in crazy times,” Milano said at the event."
  • Peter Schweizer: Security Clearance ‘Affects’ Brennan’s and Clapper’s ‘Bottom Line in a Big Way’

    08/20/2018 12:51:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/19/18 | Robert Kraychik
    Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), explained how former FBI Directors James Comey and Robert Mueller leveraged their government positions for self-enrichment. He joined his colleague Seamus Bruner, a GAI researcher, to discuss the latter’s forthcoming book, Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption, in a Friday interview with Sean Hannity. Hannity opened the interview with questions: “How is it all of these politicians have become filthy rich? They’re supposed to be public servants. Where does the money come from? What are the conflicts of interest?” Hannity drew from Bruner’s new book, “James Comey’s net worth...
  • Minnesota Senate Race Could Bolster GOP Firewall

    08/20/2018 12:44:26 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Aug 20, 2018 | Kathryn Cora Hinderaker
    With control of both the House and the Senate in play on Election Day 2018, one unlikely state could prove pivotal: Minnesota. Known as a stubbornly Democratic state—Minnesota hasn’t voted Republican in a presidential election since 1972—it is sometimes written off by Republicans. The state has produced a roster of famously progressive politicians, from Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale to Paul Wellstone and Keith Ellison. Also Al Franken. When he resigned his Senate seat last year after being caught up in the #MeToo movement, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton appointed his own lieutenant governor, Tina Smith, to fill the seat. Smith...
  • NYU Medical School Plans Free Tuition For Those Studying To Be Doctors

    08/20/2018 12:28:49 PM PDT · by aspasia · 30 replies
    npr ^ | aug 17, 2018 | JAMES DOUBEK
    In a move it said was to address the large cost of entering a career in medicine, New York University's School of Medicine said Thursday that it will offer full scholarships to all current and future students in its doctor of medicine program.
  • This week in politics: RNC breaks another record, builds on fundraising advantage

    08/20/2018 12:08:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | August 20, 2018 | By CAITLIN CONANT
    The Republican National Committee raised $14.2 million in July -- the most it has ever raised in that month in a non-presidential year -- bringing its total haul for the cycle to $227.2 million. Despite historic odds and voter enthusiasm favoring Democrats, the RNC is finding record-setting support among its donors, according to numbers shared first with CBS News. The RNC raised more in July of this year than it did in 2010 and 2014 combined. After transferring 8 million dollars split evenly between the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in July, the...
  • President Trump:“I Hope John Brennan, the Worst CIA Director in Country’s History, Brings a Lawsuit”

    08/20/2018 12:07:33 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 56 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 8-20-2018 | Jim Hoft
    Original Title: President Trump Dares John Brennan to Sue Him -“I Hope John Brennan, the Worst CIA Director in Country’s History, Brings a Lawsuit” ....snip.... On Monday President Trump echoed Rudy and dared John Brennan to sue. President Trump: I hope John Brennan, the worst CIA Director in our country’s history, brings a lawsuit. It will then be very easy to get all of his records, texts, emails and documents to show not only the poor job he did, but how he was involved with the Mueller Rigged Witch Hunt. He won’t sue!