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  • EU Suing Conservative Countries Refusing Orders to Accept Third World Migrants

    12/07/2017 1:01:09 PM PST · by davikkm · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | VIRGINIA HALE
    The EU is to sue Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic over their refusal to take in third world migrants, the European Commission announced on Thursday. They will be referred to the European Court of Justice for “non-compliance with their legal obligations on relocation”, the commission said in a statement, referring to the three countries’ staunch refusal to take part in an EU scheme forcing migrants on unwilling nations. Passed at the height of the migrant crisis in 2015, the controversial rule dictates that asylum seekers who illegally breach Europe’s borders be “fairly” redistributed across the bloc through a quota...
  • What Will a Few More Years of Muslim Immigration Do to Europe?

    12/07/2017 1:00:07 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    On December 3, 2017, members of the Trump administration, including Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., and secretary of state Rex Tillerson announced that United States would no longer take part in the Global Compact on migration. That compact, the non-binding New York Declaration for Refugees and Migration, signed on September 19, 2016 by 193 states, purported to commit them to a unified framework – a safe, orderly, and regular organization of all aspects of international migration. Secretary Tillerson explained, a day before a global conference on the issue was to open on December 4 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico,...
  • The Cat That Changed America

    12/07/2017 12:43:39 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 63 replies
    P22 is the most famous mountain lion in the world, living in Griffith Park, right in the heart of Los Angeles. He was born in the Santa Monica Mountains, and crossed two of the busiest freeways in America, the 405 and the 101, before he settled in the park. Yet P22 is now trapped, hemmed in by freeways and the urban sprawl, with little chance of ever finding a mate. Now a new documentary film will explore his plight and the development of the wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon in Los Angeles. Angelenos and local conservationists alike are battling to...
  • Jones Plans To Bring In Black Reps To Boost Alabama Voter Turnout

    12/07/2017 12:36:00 PM PST · by upchuck · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter
    Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones plans to bring in black congressmen like Rep. Cory Booker to rally for him in order to reach black voters as time inches closer to the special election, according to a Thursday report. Jones and his allies are gearing up to make a final push to recruit black voters, a much-needed voting bloc, to try and secure a victory on election day for United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s former Senate seat, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Alabama Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell has been leading the charge to get Sen. Cory Booker and Rep....
  • Professor Obama: Yeah, We Could Be Charting Down The Path Of Nazi Germany

    12/07/2017 12:32:42 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, this has been said over and over again, but the Left is going to continue to play this tune. We’re not going the way of Germany circa 1939. We’re not. We have constitutional mechanisms that would prevent such a takeover, namely we don’t have an actual official act that would allow the president to assume emergency decree powers after a catastrophic event, such as the Capitol Building being set ablaze by someone. Yet, former President Obama decided to make a warning that the U.S. could be charting down that path at the Economic Club of Chicago this week. It...
  • Ex-World Series star is fighting the California wildfires

    12/07/2017 12:22:15 PM PST · by DFG · 10 replies
    Big League Stew via Yahoo ^ | 12/07/2017 | Liz Roscher
    Baseball players don’t always go into broadcasting or managing after their MLB career is finished. Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Anthony Reyes took a different path, deciding to pick up a hose and become a firefighter in Los Angeles County. And as an L.A. County firefighter, he’s now reportedly on the front lines of the California wildfires, working with many others to try and contain them.
  • Spread the swamp? Trump administration wants to move government offices out of Washington

    12/07/2017 12:17:03 PM PST · by x1stcav · 131 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/7/17 | Evan Halper
    Amid the talk of draining swamps, restoring political might to blue-collar America and turning off the spigot of taxpayer cash that showers Washington, a familiar battle cry is ricocheting through this city: Move the bureaucrats out. It has the ring of a Trumpian fantasy. Dislodge arms of the federal government from Washington and reattach them in faraway places, spreading the wealth generated by these well-paid agency workforces and forcing senior bureaucrats to face the people they affect.
  • California AG: What Is the Trump Admin Hiding About its Decision to End DACA?

    12/07/2017 12:16:26 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has led the quest for Trump administration documents relating to its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which delays deportation for minors whose parents brought them to the United States illegally. President Obama introduced DACA in June 2012. It was a controversial move that many on the other side of the aisle said was an overuse of executive authority. Trump announced plans to end the program this past fall, citing those same constitutional concerns. Still, Becerra seems to suspect the administration is guilty of wrongdoing in terms of its own immigration...
  • Wreckage of USS Ward is found near Philippines

    12/07/2017 12:15:11 PM PST · by Coronal · 15 replies
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | December 7, 2017 | Wyatt Olson
    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — Just days before Thursday’s 76th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, marine researchers have found and explored the undersea wreckage of the U.S. ship that was the first to fire upon a Japanese vessel that day. On Nov. 30, the crew of the research vessel Petrel sent an underwater drone 650 feet below to explore and document the remnants of the USS Ward, according to a statement by the USS Ward Expedition. The Ward has rested unseen at the bottom of Ormoc Bay — just off the island of Leyte, Philippines — since it...
  • President Donald Trump 2020 Re-Election Ad (vanity)

    12/07/2017 12:01:15 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 7 replies
    c-span ^ | 1995 | Bill Clinton
    "This is Donald Trump and I approve of this message"
  • JUDGE ROY MOORE, FALSE ACCUSATIONS, AND THE FOG OF POLITICAL WAR

    12/07/2017 11:41:38 AM PST · by fwdude · 9 replies
    Barbwire ^ | 7 December 2017 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    I have seen multiple posts by people claiming various versions of the following statement: “Roy Moore has been credibly accused of sexual assault by multiple women who have nothing to gain from accusing him. Their accounts have been corroborated.” This is false on many levels. Anyone interested in living in a fair society needs to call the bluff of ANYONE who posts such statements, even if you like them. You can be professional and objective (not necessarily polite or civil) but you must rebuke people for engaging in this kind of clever deceit. (snip) 1. The word “credible” has to...
  • Andrea Mitchell Parrots Talking Point That Trump’s Israel Move Was For Alabama Christians

    12/07/2017 11:39:36 AM PST · by suthener · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:00 AM 12/07/2017 | Julia Nista
    Andrea Mitchell joined Chris Matthews in insisting that President Trump decide to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in part to benefit Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Alabama Roy Moore. Trump made the move Wednesday because the White House “wanted to get this out before Alabama.”
  • Judiciary Dems accuse GOP of rushing court nominees as 10 advance

    12/07/2017 11:14:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee chastised their Republican colleagues on Thursday, accusing them of rushing President Trump’s judicial nominees through the confirmation process. Ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said it was the fastest confirmation pace for circuit court nominees she could remember in her 25 years on the committee. “I want to point out that it’s a marked contrast to the traditional rate of confirmations,” she said. “For example, last week marked the fourth hearing since May when two circuit court nominees were on the agenda the same day. That’s four times in six months, yet this committee only...
  • Donald Trump -- keeper of promises

    12/07/2017 11:12:30 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | December 7, 2017 | Stephen Collinson
    A politician who actually does what he told voters he would do seems almost unfathomable in Washington, a town of broken promises. For Donald Trump, being a president who delivers is especially crucial, since it's one of the golden keys to his so far unbreakable bond with supporters. The need to live up to that image helps explain why Trump, who is under ever-increasing pressure from the Russia investigation, on Wednesday recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite the widely acknowledged risks. It was just the latest instance of the President obstinately honoring the bumper-sticker vows he made to his ultra-loyal...
  • Brit Hume Doubts Mueller Will Tell the Truth if He Comes Up Empty

    12/07/2017 11:04:46 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 74 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/7/17
    Like many Americans, venerable news anchor Brit Hume finds some of the recent revelations about the ongoing Mueller investigation into Russia and Trump to be very unsettling. Hume was an early critic of James Comey, and now he levels some very harsh doubts about the integrity of Robert Mueller. VIDEO
  • A Most Remarkable Year

    12/07/2017 11:03:05 AM PST · by x1stcav · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/7/17 | Richard Fernandez
    In the last 12 months, U.S.-backed combat operations drove ISIS from its last bits of territory. America withdrew from the Paris agreement on climate change, UNESCO, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The House and Senate have come within sight of overhauling the tax code and dismantling Obamacare. Most recently, Donald Trump -- in a spectacular departure from his predecessor's Middle Eastern diplomacy -- has moved the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. It is as if a hurricane has swept through Washington. Each fallen pillar represents a very deliberate reversal of the status quo ante policies of Barack Obama. The entire...
  • Former Dem rep fired by Morgan Stanley after harassment investigation - (Harold Ford Jr., D-Tenn.)

    12/07/2017 10:34:32 AM PST · by maggief · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2017 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.) was fired from his job at Morgan Stanley after an investigation into a harassment complaint from a female co-worker, HuffPost reported Thursday. The woman, who requested to remain anonymous, alleged that Ford forcibly grabbed her one evening in Manhattan several years ago. She also accused Ford of harassment and intimidation, according to HuffPost. A spokeswoman for Morgan Stanley confirmed Ford’s firing, telling the news outlet he was terminated “for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies.”
  • Hamas calls for Palestinian uprising over Trump's Jerusalem plan

    12/07/2017 10:28:43 AM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 12/7/17 | Dan Williams, Nidal al-Mughrabi
    JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - The Islamist group Hamas urged Palestinians on Thursday to abandon peace efforts and launch a new uprising against Israel in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as its capital.
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  • The Electoral College Isn't the Problem: It's Our Education

    12/07/2017 10:05:02 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Adam Carrington
    More than a year after the 2016 presidential election, supporters of Hillary Clinton continue to question that contest’s legitimacy. Apart from accusations involving Russian interference, Democratic adherents see a more homegrown culprit: the Electoral College. This latter offender originates not in Moscow but in Article II of the U.S. Constitution. Through the Electoral College, a winning presidential candidate need not obtain the most votes nationally, as the 2016 election showed. Instead, he only must garner a majority of electoral votes, which the Constitution distributes proportionally among the states according to each one’s congressional representation. While some seek to scrap the...