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  • UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Rips Security Council’s ‘Breathtaking’ Anti-Israel Bias

    02/25/2017 8:21:31 AM PST · by yoe · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feburary 20, 2017 | Adelle Nazarian
    (UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Rips Security Council’s ‘Breathtaking’ Anti-Israel Bias)United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley issued a scathing criticism of the UN Security Council over their “anti-Israel” bias on Thursday after emerging from her first regular monthly meeting at the international body. “I have to admit; it was a bit strange,” Haley said of the council’s agenda.The former South Carolina governor noted that while it is the UN Security Council’s mission to discuss ways to maintain international peace and security, their meeting on the Middle East failed to address some of the region’s most pressing issues —...
  • Previously Deported Illegal Goes On Murderous Rampage Days After CT Gov Refused To Work With ICE

    02/25/2017 8:15:41 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 4 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 2/25/2017 | Chris Menahan
    Just days after Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy ordered police not to co-operate with ICE in enforcing immigration laws, a previously deported illegal alien went on a murderous rampage killing a mother and stabbing her friend. From The Hartford Courant: A convicted felon, who was previously deported, fatally stabbed a woman and abducted their 6-year-old daughter from a Bridgeport home, triggering an Amber Alert and multi-state search that ended after a highway police chase and crash in Pennsylvania, authorities said. Though the child, Aylin Hernandez, did not suffer serious physical injuries, police said her 26-year-old mother, Nidia Gonzalez, was dead. Another...
  • Man in Hiding Confesses to Illegal Fundraising for the Clintons: “Fears Untimely Death”

    02/25/2017 8:08:59 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 8 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-25-2017 | Mac Slavo
    The pattern continues… Those who are connected to the crimes and misdemeanors of the Clinton crime cartel live in hiding for fear of their lives. Of course, there was funneling of money going on. The Wikileaks and Guccifer 2.0 hacks went along way in documenting the quid pro quo nature of Clinton diplomacy. Back in the 90s, it was selling nuclear secrets to China, and schmoozing with high powered Chinese individuals, caught up in real estate deals, fundraising schemes and the like. So it is little surprising, though certainly alarming, that this story has surfaced of a Chinese-American businessman who...
  • Trump Picks CFR Member for New National Security Advisor

    02/25/2017 7:53:31 AM PST · by imardmd1 · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | Tuesday, 21 February 2017 | Warren Mass
    (snip) Since Trump owes his election to the presidency primarily to those "standard conservatives," what we applied to Cruz (i.e., that it is no longer considered to be politically risky for a conservative, self-proclaimed "anti-establishment" candidate to openly place a man who is a CFR member in a prominent slot) also applies to Trump. For the "standard conservative," the fact that McMaster is a CFR member is largely irrelevant. When considering how relevant McMaster’s CFR membership may be in his strategic position in the Trump administration, we should examine how closely he adheres to the CFR’s record for advancing internationalism,...
  • New Dem Super Group Vows to End Gerrymandering

    02/25/2017 7:23:33 AM PST · by FlipWilson · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2/25/17 | Joseph Webber
    Obama, democrat 'super group' unite to end Gerrymandering . . . .
  • Activists tricked Trump supporters into waving Russian flags at CPAC [TOTAL BARF ALERT]

    02/25/2017 7:15:13 AM PST · by bryan999 · 39 replies
    Two men made trouble—and stirred up a social-media frenzy—on the third day of the Conservative Political Action Conference by conducting a literal false-flag operation. The flags were subsequently confiscated by CPAC staff, but not before pictures of audience members waving Russian flags went prank went viral on social media. ason Charter, 22, and Ryan Clayton, 36, passed out roughly 1,000 red, white, and blue flags, each bearing a gold-emblazoned “TRUMP” in the center, to an auditorium full of attendees waiting for President Trump to address the conference. Audience members waved the pennants—and took pictures with them—until CPAC staffers realized the...
  • Trump To Order Reversal Of Obama Water Regulation Rule: Official

    02/25/2017 7:12:47 AM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign a measure as early as Tuesday aimed at rescinding a major Obama administration water regulation and direct an end to the government's defense of the rule, a Trump official briefed on the plan said late Friday. Trump is expected to direct the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which expands the number of waterways that are federally protected under the Clean Water Act. The rule was finalized by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in May 2015, and was blocked by a...
  • George Takei and Bill Maher Had Pro-Pederast Comments Too. Will Liberal Press Be Consistent?

    02/25/2017 7:12:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/24/2017 | Michael Brown
    I write these words burning with indignation in light of the truly sick, pro-pederasty comments that have surfaced in recent days. Will the left discipline two of its beloved stars, George Takei of Star Trek fame and Bill Maher of HBO renown, for their horrifying comments the same way the right disciplined Milo Yiannopoulos for his? As a result of some of Milo's past comments getting more exposure, he was disinvited from speaking at CPAC, his book contract with Simon & Schuster was cancelled, and he resigned from being a senior editor at Breitbart (by his own choice, but obviously...
  • As Trump Unmuzzles the American Economy, Rosy Scenario Will Become Economic Reality

    02/25/2017 7:01:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/24/2017 | Larry Kudlow
    Virtually the whole world is beating up on the Trump administration for daring to predict that low marginal tax rates, regulatory rollbacks, and the repeal of Obamacare will generate 3 to 3.5 percent economic growth in the years ahead. In a CNBC interview last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held the line on this forecast. He also argued the need for dynamic budget scoring to capture the effects of faster growth. Good for him. But what’s so interesting about all the economic-growth naysaying today is that President Obama’s first budget forecast roughly eight years ago was much rosier than...
  • DNC Votes Today For Future of Democrat Party

    02/25/2017 6:50:26 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 66 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | February 25th, 2017
    Today in Atlanta 447 members of the Democrat National Committee will meet to vote on the next Chairperson for the DNC. The two top candidates are Representative Keith Ellison and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez. The vote will determine which path the Democrat party will choose in the next several election cycles. Will they choose the direction of Black Live Matter Islamic Socialists, the coalition of Keith Ellison; or the more traditional Limo-Liberal Moonbat Communists of Tom Perez. The latest insider discussions put the race very close.
  • Los Angeles officials urge ICE agents to stop identifying themselves as police

    02/25/2017 6:41:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 34 replies
    LAT ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Doug Smith
    Los Angeles’ top elected officials are urging federal authorities to stop the practice of immigration officers identifying themselves as “police” in their search for people living in the country illegally. Citing a practice disclosed this week in The Times, Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Atty. Mike Feuer and City Council President Herb Wesson cosigned a letter to the directors of the immigration services “to urge in the strongest possible terms that ICE immediately cease this practice in our city.”
  • What Is the Truth about Crime and Immigration in Sweden?

    02/25/2017 6:35:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/24/2017 | Tino Sanandaji
    The U.S. media debate has been misleading, but the biggest problem is that the Swedish political establishment doesn’t want to know the answer. Last Saturday, another controversy erupted involving the now familiar mix of President Trump, the media, and immigration. In a speech, Trump riffed on a Fox News segment he’d seen on immigration and crime in Sweden, causing much confusion. The situation hardly improved as journalists and pundits mostly unfamiliar with the topic rushed to explain the finer points of Swedish crime statistics. So, what is the situation actually like? Nightmarish rape capital of Europe or a safe welfare...
  • President Trump Hears America’s Plea To End Human Trafficking, And He Takes Action!

    02/25/2017 6:34:42 AM PST · by davikkm · 25 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    It seems President Trump has actually been paying attention, as he called a meeting of his Staff to discuss the human trafficking “epidemic.” It was also reported that Ivanka Trump was present, and she had organized the event. She is listening, also. 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. His daughter, Ivanka Trump, is among those in attendance. Trump calls human trafficking a problem that...
  • Pew Poll: Most Americans continue to oppose U.S. border wall, doubt Mexico would pay for it

    02/25/2017 6:30:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 02/24/2017 | Rob Suls
    As was the case throughout the presidential campaign, more Americans continue to oppose (62%) than favor (35%) building a wall along the entire U.S. border with Mexico. And while President Donald Trump has said the U.S. would make Mexico pay for the wall, the public is broadly skeptical: 70% think the U.S. would ultimately pay for the wall, compared with just 16% who think Mexico would pay for it. The proposal to build the wall was one of several contentious issues that loomed over a meeting between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Mexican officials this week to discuss immigration...
  • AG Sessions Is Now In Session: Orders Prison Utilization Increase To Handle All-New ICE Roundups

    02/25/2017 6:24:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | Feb 24th, 2017 | layla velasquez
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a decision to overturn a memo to end the use of private prisons, the Huffington Post reports. About ten years ago, when the prison population was exploding, the Federal Bureau of Prisons sought out private companies to build and operate prisons. In 2013, the prison population reached its highest ever at 220,000 inmates. But, by 2016, the population began to decline for the first time in over thirty years accounting for only 195,000 inmates. This had to do with changes in how inmates are sentenced. As a result, the need for private prisons was reconsidered.
  • Caetano Inspired Lawsuit against Massachusetts Stun Gun Ban

    02/25/2017 6:12:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    ammoland ^ | 18 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-The last direct action by the United States Supreme Court on the Second Amendment was the decision of  Caetano v. Massachusetts. The case was decided in 2016. The Court unanimously held, in the Caetano PER CURIAM decision (pdf), that: The Court has held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 582 (2008), and that this “Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States,” McDonald v.Chicago, 561 U. S....
  • Tom Cotton: ‘The Powerful and Elite Reap the Benefits of a Constant Influx of Low-Skill Labor’

    02/25/2017 6:08:27 AM PST · by davikkm · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | KATIE MCHUGH
    Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton responded to New York Times columnist David Brooks over his claims that curbing mass immigration would cripple the U.S., tweeting that an influx of low-skilled labor hurts the employment prospects of young Americans, minorities, and established immigrants. Cotton has sponsored a bill cutting annual immigration flows into the U.S. by half, by limiting entry to 500,000 foreign workers each years. It’s a popular position for a wide swath of voters: 54 percent want immigration halved or reduced to zero, including 22 percent who want a total moratorium. That includes 68 percent of Republicans and 45...
  • Chicago police arrest 81 in overnight raids, mostly for drug and weapons offenses [Feds to Help]

    02/25/2017 6:00:43 AM PST · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    ABC ^ | Feb 25, 2017, 4:24 AM ET | By David Caplan
    The Chicago Police Department conducted a series of overnight raids from Thursday into Friday that resulted in 81 arrests, mostly for drug- and weapons-related offenses, Supt. Eddie Johnson said Friday. The raids, focused on the city's South and West Side neighborhoods, were "focused on the underlying source of crime in these areas: the sale of narcotics," Johnson said at a press conference Friday afternoon. Of the 81 people arrested, Johnson said 61 are previously convicted felons, 49 are documented gang members, 19 have previously been arrested on gun charges, 14 are currently on parole, and 65 have been previously identified...
  • The Sum of Knowledge #FakeNews #Bias #Censorship

    02/25/2017 5:57:19 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson.com ^ | February. 23,2017
    There are unprecedented efforts by special interests including political parties, corporations and our own U.S. government, to control the information you see on the news and online. This week on Full Measure in The Sum of Knowledge, we dig into the tactics used by paid forces to manipulate opinion. These include fake social media accounts operated by software and paid actors; zombie profiles; zombie likes; and “Fake News.”
  • New National Security Advisor doesn't believe in "radical Islamic terrorism"?

    02/25/2017 5:47:03 AM PST · by KyCats · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 25, 2107 | Ed Straker
    President Trump's new National Security Advisor doesn't believe it is "helpful" to say the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism." President Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser has told his staff that Muslims who commit terrorist acts are perverting their religion, rejecting a key ideological view of other senior Trump advisers and signaling a potentially more moderate approach to the Islamic world. The adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, told the staff of the National Security Council on Thursday, in his first “all hands” staff meeting, that the label “radical Islamic terrorism” was not helpful because terrorists are “un-Islamic,” according to people...
  • 'Minimum Wage Laws Were Meant to Protect White Jobs From Black Workers'

    02/25/2017 5:42:42 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | Tyler O'Neil
    In a fiery speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Breitbart author Sonnie Johnson declared that white supremacy and institutionalized racism are real in America today — but in the Democratic Party. "What if I told you I actually agree with Black Lives Matter?" Johnson asked a room full of conservatives. "What if I told you that institutionalized racism is real in America? What if I told you it started with a progressive Democrat named Woodrow Wilson, who resegregated both the government and the military? What if I told you it started with a KKK indoctrination video in the...
  • Pentagon Says OBAMA Was Wrong: It’s NOT ISIL, IT’S ISIS!

    02/25/2017 5:15:39 AM PST · by davikkm · 30 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    <p>During a Friday briefing, Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said that the Pentagon had officially switched the name of the Islamic terrorist group, ISIL, to ISIS according to Fox News.</p> <p>Changing the name from ISIL to ISIS was important for the Pentagon to do for a few different reasons. Under the Obama administration the preferred acronym was ISIL, which stands for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.</p>
  • More than 50 detained in immigration raids at Asian restaurants in Mississippi

    02/25/2017 5:14:08 AM PST · by GonzoII · 56 replies
    LAT ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Jenny Jarvie
    The first call came Wednesday morning: Federal agents were raiding a Chinese buffet in the city of Pearl. Before long, word spread across Mississippi immigrant communities that agents were targeting a Hibachi grill in nearby Flowood and a sushi restaurant nearly 100 miles away in Meridian. “We told people we don’t know what’s going on,” said Bill Chandler, executive director of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance in Jackson. “The best thing to do is to go home.”
  • Mayor Bill De Blasio meets with federal prosecutors

    02/25/2017 5:07:46 AM PST · by Makana · 9 replies
    http://www.marocjournal.net ^ | February 24, 2017 | marocjournal.net
    Bill de Blasio met with federal prosecutors in a Manhattan law office on Friday where he faced questions related to a criminal probe of his fundraising, the mayor’s office said. Prosecutors have been investigating whether or not donors to de Blasio’s 2013 campaign or his former nonprofit, Campaign for One New York, were rewarded with favors. De Blasio, who agreed to speak voluntarily and without immunity to prosecutors, arrived at Kramer Lefin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, the firm of his defense lawyer Barry Berke, just after 9 a.m.
  • Why the MSM Is Ignoring Trump's Sex Trafficking Busts

    02/25/2017 5:01:06 AM PST · by MNDude · 38 replies
    Since President Donald Trump has been sworn in on Jan. 20, authorities have arrested an unprecedented number of sexual predators involved in child sex trafficking rings in the United States. This should be one of the biggest stories in the national news. Instead, the mainstream media has barely, if at all, covered any of these mass pedophile arrests. This begs the question – why? As a strong advocate for sex crime victims, I’ve been closely following the pedophile arrests since Trump took office. There have been a staggering 1,500-plus arrests in one short month; compare that to less than 400...
  • Can NATO survive Turkey?

    02/25/2017 4:59:42 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | February 23, 2017 | Michael Rubin
    It has become a staple of diplomatic rhetoric that, whatever problems the United States has with the current government in Turkey, diplomats must ameliorate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan because Turkey is too important to NATO and also a staging ground in any operations against the Islamic State.A Turkish flag (R) flies among others flags of NATO members during the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir. Certainly, that is the position of the new administration. Vice President Mike Pence has said he foresees a “new day” in U.S.-Turkey relations. Trump himself...
  • Rape investigation leads to arrest of undocumented workers in Palmerton [PA]

    02/25/2017 4:54:23 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | Feb 24th, 2017 | Dan Sheehan
    A sexual assault allegation against two undocumented immigrants in Palmerton led to the arrest of three other men who were also in the country illegally, officials said. Jose Antonio Corripio Martinez, 36, of Jim Thorpe, and Rafael Alberto Escobar Garcia, 29, of Palmerton, were charged Wednesday with assaulting an 18-year-old woman at a party in mid-December.
  • Texas man faces deportation after years of protected status [ordered years earlier to leave]

    02/25/2017 3:42:54 AM PST · by GonzoII · 58 replies
    WRAL ^ | Posted 3:49 p.m. yesterday
    HOUSTON — Immigration officials began deportation proceedings this week against a Houston-area father of two who says he had lived for years in the U.S. under a protected status given to some immigrants. Jose Escobar, a 31-year-old construction worker, was arrested Wednesday when he went to federal offices in Houston to provide immigration officials with an annual update on his work status. His wife, Rose Marie Ascencio-Escobar, said although her husband is not a citizen, he was in good standing with immigration authorities as long as he appeared for an annual review. But U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement counters that...
  • Turkey cutting off Euphrates water, Tishrin Dam ceases

    02/25/2017 3:40:11 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    ANHA News ^ | 2-25-17 | D.H
    MANBIJ- AKP authorities in Turkey cut off Euphrates River water from Tishrin Dam, consequently, ceasing the dam from generating electricity, and that resulted in depriving people from power.People in North of Syria particularly in Kobanî canton and Manbij are suffering from cutting off the electricity as the Turkish government cut off Euphrates water which reduced water level in Tishrin Dam Lake, and therefore, the power cut off on many North Syria areas.Since Friday night, the power totally has been cut off after ceasing Tishrin Dam from generating electricity. Soon, the management of Tishrin Dam released a statement and made the...
  • ICE detainee in Georgia sentenced for threatening federal officials

    02/25/2017 3:36:14 AM PST · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    ICE ^ | 02/23/2017
    Lumpkin, Georgia, was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison Feb. 14 for threatening a federal official during an immigration court hearing regarding his status. According to court documents, Delroy Anthony McLean, 42, threatened to “bash the head” of a federal immigration judge and also threatened the life of the judge’s husband during court proceedings. McLean was convicted of threatening a federal official after a jury trial Oct. 4-5 in Columbus. In addition to threatening a federal immigration judge, McLean also previously threatened ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers and contract staff assigned to the Stewart...
  • ICE deports man wanted in Mexico for murder

    02/25/2017 3:18:03 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    ICE ^ | 02/22/2017 | ICE Newsroom
    PHOENIX - A previously deported Mexican man wanted in his native country for aggravated homicide was removed Tuesday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Servando Camacho-Velazquez (aka El Baron), 47, was transferred to the custody of representatives from Mexico’s Procuraduria General de la Republica (PGR) and Mexican immigration officials by ERO officers at the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales. Camacho-Velazquez is named in an arrest warrant issued Nov. 4, 2015, by a judge in Hermosillo, Mexico. Camacho-Velazquez most recently entered ICE custody Feb. 16 after serving 18 months in the Arizona...
  • Undocumented immigrant arrested after double stabbing, kidnapping [once deported for felonies]

    02/25/2017 2:32:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    news4jax/CNN ^ | February 24, 2017 | LAUREN DEL VALLE
    (CNN) - An undocumented immigrant previously deported for felony convictions was arrested Friday as a suspect in a double stabbing and kidnapping, authorities said. Oscar Hernandez took off with his 6-year-old daughter, Aylin, around 3 a.m. Friday after fatally stabbing Aylin's mother and wounding another female victim, according to police in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A citizen of El Salvador, Hernandez was deported in November 2013 with felony convictions for assault and threatening and several misdemeanor convictions, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Shawn Neudauer. Early Friday, a fight broke out after Aylin's mother, Nidia Gonzalez, 26, and the other...
  • Pentagon ditches onerous rules of engagement, gives Mosul troops quicker firepower access

    02/25/2017 1:27:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Iraqi forces and U.S. coalition troops are no longer burdened by strict rules of engagement, which some say have turned firepower requests into bureaucratic nightmares. U.S. Army Lt. Col. James Browning, commander of 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, recently spoke with reporters about a Dec. 26 directive that streamlined the process of delivering aid. The order, attributed to U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, was confirmed on Thursday by Air Force Col. John Dorrian, the U.S.-led coalition’s spokesman. “It changed the relationship [between forces],” Lt. Col. Browning told The Associated Press about...
  • Le Pen: ‘It’s Time To Do Away With the EU’

    02/24/2017 11:03:40 PM PST · by aquila48 · 14 replies
    Breitbart UK ^ | 24 Feb 2017 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Marine Le Pen, the frontrunner in the first round of France’s upcoming presidential elections, has declared it is “time do away” with the European Union (EU), which has become a “bureaucratic monster”. According to EU Observer, the Front National leader told journalists it is time to “build another Europe, whether madame Merkel, monsieur Schulz or the other Commissioners want it or not”. The 48-year-old said “It is time to do away with an EU that is tempted by a fusion that destroys the Europe of nations”, echoing the sentiments of France’s late post-war leader, General Charles De Gaulle. The De...
  • H.R. McMaster Breaks With Administration on Views of Islam (Won't Say Radical Islamic Terrorism)

    02/24/2017 10:14:20 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 134 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 24, 2017 | By MARK LANDLER and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — President Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser has told his staff that Muslims who commit terrorist acts are perverting their religion, rejecting a key ideological view of other senior Trump advisers and signaling a potentially more moderate approach to the Islamic world. The adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, told the staff of the National Security Council on Thursday, in his first “all hands” staff meeting, that the label “radical Islamic terrorism” was not helpful because terrorists are “un-Islamic,” according to people who were in the meeting. That is a repudiation of the language regularly used by both...
  • Muhammad Ali's son detained at Florida airport for his 'Arabic-sounding name'

    02/24/2017 10:12:16 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 52 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Saturday, February 25, 2017 | ANI
    In a shocking development, it has been revealed that the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials earlier this month at a Florida airport, and was repeatedly asked about his religion. Muhammad Ali Jr, 44, and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the first wife of Muhammad Ali, were arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on February 7 after an event in Jamaica, when they were pulled aside while going through customs because of their 'Arabic-sounding names', reports the USA Today quoting Ali's family friend and lawyer Chris Mancini. Camacho-Ali was let go after she showed...
  • Cuomo Absent From CNN After Transgender Comments

    02/24/2017 9:42:51 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 43 replies
    CNN's Chris Cuomo was absent Friday from "New Day," the morning show he usually co-anchors, following comments he made on social media about intolerance toward transgender people. David Gregory filled in for Cuomo. Cuomo spent hours the previous day fighting people on Twitter over whether there is a danger in allowing people to use the public restroom of their choice, depending on which gender they identify as. "What do you tell a 12-year-old girl who doesn't want to see a penis in the locker room?" one person said to Cuomo. He replied, "I wonder if she is the problem or...
  • How would you rate President Trump’s first month in office? [please freep]

    02/24/2017 9:26:40 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 27 replies
    Sound Off on Fox Nation ^ | 2-24.2017 | Foxnews
    Attention Freepers: Liberal trolls have flooded this Fox News poll to overwhelminly rate President Trump's first month as 'poor'. Please make this poll rate President Trump ACCURATELY at this link: http://nation.foxnews.com/poll/index.html
  • Michael Moore endorses Ellison for DNC chair: Party needs 'fresh blood'

    02/24/2017 9:23:29 PM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2017 | Leinz Vales
    As the race for the Democratic national chair comes down to the wire, filmmaker Michael Moore said Thursday the Democratic Party needs "fresh blood," new people like Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison. "The Democrats have a real chance to change things," Moore told CNN's Don Lemon on "CNN Tonight." "The old guard, God bless them, they've got to go. We need Keith Ellison as the DNC chair."
  • Judge Says Voters Have No Say in How Their Tax Dollars Are Spent

    02/24/2017 8:22:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | February 24, 2017 | Lynn Jolly
    The ruling of one liberal federal judge proves that America is no longer a republic and doubtful if it is even a democracy. WhatÂ’s the difference? A republic is what our Founding Fathers sacrificed so much to establish. ItÂ’s a government where the people elect leaders to do the will of the majority of the people.A democracy is best described as a government where the people elect leaders to rule over them, regardless of the will of the people. So many people erroneously think America was a democracy but it was NEVER intended to be that way. Also notice that...
  • CNN responds to being excluded from press briefing: 'This is unacceptable'

    02/24/2017 7:30:03 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 121 replies
    CNN responds to being excluded from press briefing: 'This is unacceptable' By Brooke Seipel - 02/24/17 02:47 PM EST CNN on Friday sharply condemned the decision by the White House to block it and several other outlets from covering a question-and-answer session with White House spokesman Sean Spicer. "This is an unacceptable development by the Trump White House. Apparently this is how they retaliate when you report facts they don't like. We'll keep reporting regardless," CNN said in a statement.
  • Kansas shooting: Widow of Indian man calls for action on hate crimes

    02/24/2017 7:23:49 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/24/17 | Faith Karimi and Steve Almasy
    CNN)The widow of an Indian man killed in a Kansas bar said Friday she was constantly worried about violence against foreigners, but her husband had assured her everything would be OK. "I told him many a times, 'Should we think about going back? Should we think about going to a different country?' He said, No," Sunayana Dumala said, according to video recorded by CNN affiliate KCTV. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, died Wednesday from wounds after being shot at a bar and restaurant in Olathe where he was having an after-work beer with a good friend. Hours later police arrested Adam W....
  • George Soros is the secret financier behind Kushner-backed startup Cadre

    02/24/2017 7:12:01 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 38 replies
    The Real Deal: New York Real Estate News ^ | January 27, 2017 | Konrad Putzier
    Investor’s family fund issued $250M credit line: sources George Soros’ Soros Fund Management has quietly been financing the Kushner-backed real estate finance startup Cadre with a substantial credit line, according to sources familiar with the matter. A source familiar with the financing arrangement told The Real Deal that "Soros has had a long and productive relationship with the Kushner family." Another source told TRD that Kushner Companies TRData LogoTINY president Laurent Morali played a key role arranging the financing, but a Kushner Companies spokesperson disputed that account, claiming that "Kushner Cos. has never been involved in Cadre in any capacity."...
  • Game of thrones: Israel prepares for Netanyahu's potential departure

    02/24/2017 6:46:36 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 11 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | February 16, 2017 | Amotz Asa-El
    As corruption investigations pile up, Benjamin Netanyahu’s potential early departure is likely to produce an early election with unpredictable results. (snip) The case the police is calling File 1000, which explores a supply channel of quality cigars and cases of pink champagne to the Netanyahu household from Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan, is the lesser of three investigations involving Netanyahu. The others involve an influence deal with the publisher of a major Israeli newspaper and an untendered purchase of German submarines. The second file is about talks held in 2014 between Netanyahu and Arnon “Noni” Mozes, publisher of the mass-circulation Yediot...
  • NBC News video featuring kids terrified about Trump comes under fire

    02/24/2017 6:10:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    Fox news ^ | February 23, 2017
    A pair of NBC News videos featuring kids expressing fears about Donald Trump’s presidency is coming under fire by conservatives who call it “propaganda.” The videos show kids saying things such as “Most of my family is black. I’m afraid that you’re gonna hurt some of us blacks,” “You are here, attempting to white-wash America,” “You’re going to separate me away from the rest of my family, and I really don’t want [that] because I love them too much.” The videos begin with one youth offering faint praise, then continue with a barrage of children expressing despair and fear over...
  • TRUMP RALLY: DOW JONES Breaks All-Time Record – Breaking Reagan’s 1987 Streak

    02/24/2017 5:59:11 PM PST · by davikkm · 9 replies
    UDDATE— DOW JONES BREAKS STOCK RECORD— 11th straight closing where the DOW reached an all time high ** 16th consecutive day where the DOW reached an all time high (when including weekends and holidays) More than Half a Month of All Time HIghs! Dow up 11.44 Points! The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW) hit another record new high on Friday! It was the 11th straight daily market close where the DOW set a new stock market high. This incredible rally started back on February 9th.
  • Watch the ‘super-soaker’ pineapple express storm hitting California<<( Vudeo link)>>

    02/24/2017 5:52:48 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies
    warrsupwiththat? ^ | February 24, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    NASA eyes Pineapple Express soaking California – video followsFrom the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTERNASA has estimated rainfall from the Pineapple Express over the coastal regions southwestern Oregon and northern California from the series of storms in February, 2017. IMERG rainfall estimates for the period from Feb. 15 at 00:30 UTC (Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. EST) to Feb. 23 at 23:00 UTC (6 p.m. EST). The initial surge was responsible for bringing part of the rainfall (up to about 2 to 3 inches) was seen over the coastal regions southwestern Oregon and northern California.CREDIT NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce The West...
  • Poll: Americans Back Donald Trump’s Immigration Reforms by Three to One

    02/24/2017 5:49:17 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    Americans support Donald Trump’s Jan. 25 comprehensive immigration reform by three to one, according to a new poll by Rasmussen Reports. Sixty-one percent of Americans agree with the immigration priorities described in Trump’s Jan. 25 Executive Order, which seeks to exclude migrants who oppose Americans’ values. Only 19 percent of Americans — and only 28 percent of Democrats — disapprove of Trump’s decision to align immigration policy with Americans’ civic and cultural values. Here’s the critical passage from Trump’s reform: In order to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile...
  • Bolton: Comey Should Have Been Gone On Day One

    02/24/2017 5:32:09 PM PST · by kevcol · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 24, 2017 | Saagar Enjeti
    FBI Director James Comey should have been released from service on President Donald Trump’s first day in office, former United Nations ambassador John Bolton told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Bolton’s comments come after President Donald Trump blasted the FBI for being unable to find leakers of classified information Friday morning. Trump also suggested that the FBI was even unable or unwilling to police its own ranks.
  • ATF Agents Smuggled Millions of Dollars from Cigarette Sales into a Secret Bank Account

    02/24/2017 5:30:20 PM PST · by eyeamok · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2017 | by Katherine Rodriguez
    The secret account is at the center of a federal racketeering lawsuit brought on by a collective of tobacco farmers who say they were cheated out of $24 million.