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  • Russia Blinks Lavrov Says: Russia Ready To Cooperate with U.S. on Syria

    04/29/2017 4:22:23 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 8 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 29, 2017 | Sundance
    Oh noes, how is the U.S. media going to find a way to spin this? It was only a matter of time. President Trump and Secretary Tillerson played out the global strategy perfectly. By assembling international allies in a coalition of influence, specifically by pulling China into a close relationship with President Trump, Russia has been cast into a brutally diminished role. Secretary Tillerson’s exceptionally well received visit to the U.N. Security Council yesterday appears to have been the final straw. The international diplomacy of President Trump, Vice-President Pence, Secretary T-Rex and even Ambassador Nikki Haley has been incredibly well...
  • Letter endorsing anti-fracking violence penned by author of ballot issue to hike oil-and-gas tax

    04/29/2017 2:56:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | Apr. 25, 2017 | Dan Njegomir
    Boulder - Remember that unsuccessful attempt in the legislature to toughen penalties for vandalizing oil and gas equipment? Child’s play. It turns out the author of a letter to the editor in Boulder’s Daily Camera that got a national media mention last week — for appearing to endorse outright violence against fracking operations — is the author of a pending statewide ballot issue to hike Colorado’s severance tax on oil and gas production. Reached by phone today, Andrew O’Connor, of Lafayette, unapologetically reiterated his hardline stance ... “I wouldn’t have a problem with a sniper shooting one of the workers”...
  • The Latest: Sen. Bernie Sanders: Marchers fight for planet

    04/29/2017 2:46:01 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    yahoo ^ | April 29, 2017 | Associated Press
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Latest on climate marches around the U.S. Saturday (all times local):4:45 p.m.Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says climate marches taking place around the country are part of a fight for the future of the planet.
  • Fyre Festival, a Luxury Music Weekend, Crumbles in the Bahamas

    04/29/2017 2:20:35 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 28th, 2017 | Joe Coscarelli and Melena Ryzik
    Famous models on yachts! Exclusive island once owned by Pablo Escobar! Blink-182! Those were just some of the selling points for Fyre Festival, a supposedly opulent music weekend that was scheduled to begin in the Bahamas on Thursday, with “first-class culinary experiences and a luxury atmosphere,” along with performances by G.O.O.D. Music, Major Lazer, Migos and more. Promoted by Instagram influencers including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski as a never-before-seen V.I.P. event, the gathering — with weekend ticket packages starting around $1,200 and topping six-figures with extras — was supposed to compete in an increasingly elaborate landscape of...
  • Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason

    04/29/2017 2:04:59 PM PDT · by BestPresidentEver · 17 replies
    Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia. Officials said "an administrative measure" had been taken, but gave no reason why. Turkish media said authorities had asked Wikipedia to remove content by writers "supporting terror".
  • Dow’s rally from election through Trump’s first 100 days is a postwar record

    04/29/2017 2:02:32 PM PDT · by John W · 2 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | April 29, 2017 | Mark DeCambre
    As President Donald Trump hits his 100th day in office Saturday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has booked the best performance in the postwar era under a first-term president when measured from Election Day through the 100th day in office, according to Dow Jones data. The Dow DJIA, -0.19% has rallied 14.22% since Trump’s stunning Nov. 8 election victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton after a campaign promising a raft of Wall Street–friendly policies, including tax cuts, deregulation and a boost in infrastructure spending. (The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.19% has gained about 11.6% over that period, while the Nasdaq...
  • DiCaprio, Gore spotted at Climate March

    04/29/2017 1:47:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    DiCaprio, Gore spotted at Climate March By Mallory Shelbourne - 04/29/17 04:19 PM EDT Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and former Vice President Al Gore were spotted among the thousands of demonstrators who participated in Saturday’s Climate March in Washington, D.C. In photographs posted on social media, DiCaprio could be seen holding a sign that read “Climate Change is Real," while Gore also took part in the march. Both Gore and DiCaprio are outspoken advocates for climate change awareness, and Gore is reportedly working on a sequel to his 2006 documentary about global warming. Thousands of people took part in Saturday's march,...
  • US warship sails within ‘striking distance’ of North Korea as Donald Trump prepares ‘show of force’

    04/29/2017 1:36:29 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | Patrick Knox
    USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group has arrived in waters near the Korean peninsula, where it will join the USS Michigan, a guided missile submarine that docked in South Korea on Tuesday. Upon arrival today, the carrier kicked off a joint drill with the South Korean navy. A defence ministry spokesman said: “Immediately after the aircraft carrier arrived in the Sea of Japan, South Korea and the US strike forces launched a drill from 6pm Saturday.” The drill came hours after the North launched a ballistic missile in apparent defiance of a concerted US push for tougher international sanctions to...
  • Fox News 2.0s? Roger Ailes explores new TV opportunities... Milo gets $12M to build media company

    04/29/2017 12:52:32 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 52 replies
    DailyMail online ^ | 4/29/17 | Forrest Hanson
    As Rupert Murdoch's sons allegedly try to reform Fox News in a more liberal light, both Milo Yiannopoulos and Roger Ailes are exploring new entertainment opportunities to appeal to the conservative and 'new right' demographics. Yiannopoulos, who was not affiliated with Fox News, has a $12m investment deal to start a touring company for speakers such as himself, according to Vanity Fair. [snip] Separately, a source told Mediaite that 'high-powered television executives' are plotting a new conservative news network because Fox is allegedly becoming too left of center... The channel could be ready for airwaves in 10 months, the source...
  • Antifa Leftists Threaten to Stab Republicans, Post Trump Assassination Pictures on Facebook Page

    04/29/2017 12:18:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 97 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 26, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Antifa upped their threats in Portland this week in Portland. The “Antifa” Communist group managed to get an entire parade and carnival canceled in Portland this weekend due to their threats. Antifa promised to rush the parade and beat the Multnomah County Republicans who were attending the annual event. That’s not all… The group threatened to stab Republicans. They also have Trump assassination photos on their Facebook page. Festival people decided to cancel the entire weekend of activities due to the threats of violence by the leftist group.
  • It Will Take An Ax, Not A Scalpel, To Control Federal Spending

    04/29/2017 11:55:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Inestor's Business Daily ^ | April 27, 2017 | Adam Brandon (Freedomworks)
    The federal government once again hit the debt ceiling. The ceiling limits the amount of money the federal government can borrow — a number that was set at $20.1 trillion. Although the issue should have been dealt with in 2015, then-Speaker John Boehner capitulated to President Obama and postponed the debt limit until March 16, 2017. Since then, the federal debt has grown by $1,414,397,000,000 — more than one trillion in less than two years. President Trump promised during his campaign to bring back American prosperity and make Washington work for everyone — not just for the small group of...
  • Russia Backs China’s Call To Stop N. Korea Nuke Tests In Exchange For Halt In US-South Korea Drills

    04/29/2017 11:51:50 AM PDT · by davikkm · 35 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    This is the key to stopping this war. We must stop military exercises with South Korea. Then Russia and China can get North Korea in line. North Korea has not accepted these exercises from the very beginning. We have to consider this and consider it now. There is not time to wait. QUOTED FROM RT: Russia has supported a Chinese initiative in the UNSC intended to stabilize the situation on the Korean peninsula. It calls on the North to refrain from missile and nuclear testing, while the US and South Korea should halt military drills in the area. “Members of...
  • MSNBC Host Says Trump Inherited Successes From Obama

    04/29/2017 11:48:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 4/29/17 | Charles Fain Lehman
    MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle on Thursday attributed President Donald Trump's successes to former President Barack Obama. Ruhle's comments were prompted by a discussion of the president's first 100 days in office, and Trump's repeated claims that he had inherited "a mess" from the previous administration. "First how frustrating is this for you, Josh?" Ruhle asked guest Josh Earnest, former White House press secretary. "President Obama was definitively handed a mess." Ruhle was likely alluding to, among other things, the tenuous state of the economy that Obama inherited when he took office in the wake of the 2008 Recession.
  • EU Adds Cost of Migrants in Turkey to Brexit Bill

    04/29/2017 11:30:09 AM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    The bill for Britain’s Brexit divorce settlement is growing ever longer, with leaders in Brussels now saying that Britain should continue to pick up a portion of the tab for migrants living in Turkey beyond accession. Initial demands that Britain should pay into the European Union’s seven-year Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) until it expires at the end of 2020 – a year after Brexit – have since expanded to include references to “issues resulting from” the budget, as well as those related to the European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Development Fund (EDF). German representatives are now suggesting that “issues”...
  • LIVE Stream: President Donald J. Trump Rally in Harrisburg, PA 4/29/17

    04/29/2017 11:26:30 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 58 replies
    youtube ^ | April 29, 2017 | Right Side Broadcasting Network
    Saturday, April 29, 2017: RSBN will be in attendance with a full crew as President Donald J. Trump will hold a rally in Harrisburg, PA at the PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in the New Holland Arena. Doors open at 4:30pm EST, and the rally starts at 7:30pm EST.
  • Weekly Update: Grand Jury Investigated Hillary Clinton

    04/29/2017 11:17:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 28, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Hundreds Vote Illegally in North Carolina after Court Bans Election Integrity Law FBI Court Filing Reveals Grand Jury Targeted Hillary Clinton JW Goes To Federal Court Monday on Another Obama Administration Email Scandal Hundreds Vote Illegally in North Carolina after Court Bans Election Integrity Law Obama Justice Department holdovers must be pleased with their work. In July 2016, they were successful in undoing North Carolina’s voter integrity laws in order to allow all manner of illegal voters the ability to cast ballots. Our Corruption Chronicles blog tells the story . Less than a year after a federal appellate court...
  • People's Climate March draws crowds to Washington on Trump's 100th day in office

    04/29/2017 11:16:44 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    abcnews ^ | Apr 29, 2017 | Morgan Winsor
    People are taking to the streets in Washington D.C. on Saturday for the People's Climate March, calling for climate action on President Donald Trump's 100th day in office. Although the march is anchored in the U.S. capital, there were hundreds of sister marches happening in cities across the country and around the globe, including Geneva, Amsterdam and Lisbon.
  • 'Apartheid' furor on the rise against Israel

    04/29/2017 11:08:48 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 4 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 4/29/2017 | Associated Press
    From UN reports sponsored by Arab countries to charges by international officials and personalities, Israel vehemently rejects the charges of 'apartheid' and points to the many freedoms and rights available to all citizens, including Arabs.
  • EPA website removes climate science site from public view after two decades

    04/29/2017 10:56:45 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/29/2017 | Chris Mooney and Juliet Eilperin
    The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday evening that its website would be “undergoing changes” to better represent the new direction the agency is taking, triggering the removal of several agency websites containing detailed climate data and scientific information.One of the websites that appeared to be gone had been cited to challenge statements made by the EPA’s new administrator, Scott Pruitt. Another provided detailed information on the previous administration’s Clean Power Plan, including fact sheets about greenhouse gas emissions on the state and local levels and how different demographic groups were affected by such emissions.The changes came less than 24 hours before thousands...
  • Judge orders Arkansas to conduct autopsy on executed inmate

    04/29/2017 10:53:02 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 4/29/17 | afp
    Washington (AFP) - A federal judge has ordered the Arkansas authorities to conduct an autopsy on the body of an executed inmate whose lawyer described his death as "horrifying," including jerking and convulsions during his lethal injection. Judge Kristine Baker of the US Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas issued the order late Friday, less than 24 hours after the state executed the 38-year-old convicted multiple murderer Kenneth Williams. He was the last of four inmates put to death in a week -- the first executions by the conservative southern state since 2005.