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  • Trump causes 'major' shift in global view of US: Pew

    06/27/2017 7:11:00 AM PDT · by Ennis85
    BBC News ^ | 27th June 2017 | BBC News
    Donald Trump's presidency has had a "major impact on how the world sees the United States", a large new study says. The survey, by the Pew Research Center, interviewed more than 40,000 people in 37 countries this year. It concluded that the US president and his policies "are broadly unpopular around the globe". The survey shows only two of the 37 countries have a better opinion of Mr Trump than they had of his predecessor Barack Obama: Israel and Russia. But the report indicates many feel their country's relationship with the US will not change over the coming years. The...
  • Agenda21Radio on RedStateTalkRadio discusses Project Veritas video (7:00am PT) (FR mentioned)

    06/27/2017 7:08:29 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle ^ | June 27, 2017 | Paul Preston
    Agenda21Radio on RedStateTalkRadio discusses James O'Keefe's latest video called American Pravda.
  • Chief Justice Roberts “Swimming In the Middle"

    06/27/2017 7:03:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, law professor Jonathan Turley noted that Chief Justice John Roberts teamed with Justice Anthony Kennedy to devise an exception to the Court’s ruling of yesterday that permitted President Trump’s travel ban to remain in place. Under the exception, the ban does not apply to foreign nationals with a “bona fide” relationship with a person or entity in the United States. Turley said that as of late, Roberts has been “swimming a lot in the middle of the pool,” has become very Anthony “Kennedy-like,” and would become the new swing vote should Kennedy retire. View the...
  • Wow! MN Dem Lawmaker Admits Obamacare Is Piece of Crap During Town Hall (VIDEO)

    06/27/2017 6:53:47 AM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    Democrat lawmaker and Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz (MN-1) went off script during a meeting with constituents this week. The far left Congressman could no longer pretend that “the ACA is doing fine.” Walz may be regretting his vote for Obamacare, admitting it’s “failing his constituents in a lot of ways.” He’s right. Late last year, Minnesota’s insurance regulator said the state’s individual market was on “the brink of collapse” and raised Obamacare rates by 50 to 67% on Minnesotans. That is a disaster.
  • Veritas: CNN Producer Admits Hyping ‘Mostly Bullsh*t’ Trump-Russia Scandal for ‘Ratings’ (Trunc.)

    06/27/2017 6:39:36 AM PDT · by libstripper · 39 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | June 26, 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    ames O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has struck again: This time, a senior CNN producer was caught on camera by one of O’Keefe’s investigators admitting that the network’s relentless bashing of President Donald Trump with the Russia scandal lacks proof. “Could be bullshit. I mean, it’s mostly bullshit right now,” the CNN producer, John Bonifield, said in a video O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released on Tuesday, when asked about his thoughts on the Russia investigation. “Like, we don’t have any giant proof. Then they say, well there’s still an investigation going on. And you’re like, yeah, I don’t know. If they were finding...
  • Roland Martin Seems Unaware Police Kill More Whites Than Blacks

    06/27/2017 6:30:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 6/26/2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    As News One Now managing editor and former liberal CNN contributor Roland Martin appeared as a guest on Sunday's The Point with Ari Melber on MSNBC, during a discussion of black suspects being shot and killed by police officers, the liberal commentator seemed unaware that more whites than blacks are killed by police as he declared that "it's going to have to take a series of white Americans shot and killed in a similar fashion for America to deal with this issue." When fellow guest Professor Joe Giacalone of John Jay College informed him that, "if you look at the...
  • President Trump, it is time to eject CNN from the White House (vanity)

    06/27/2017 6:19:59 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 27 replies
    Ciaphas Cain
    The latest video from Project Veritas is the most damning evidence yet of what we have ALL known: that the mainstream press has a dire liberal/pro-Democrat bias and they think nothing of ignoring basic journalism ethics if it means higher profits and manipulating the masses.CNN is going to do its damndest to sweep this under the rug. To make sure people don't see this. And the major networks and liberal publications are going to close ranks behind their fellow traveler.So it's time for Trump to strike while the iron is hot...He should declare that CNN has now pretty much admitted...
  • Patients With Mental Disorders Get Half Of All Opioid Prescriptions

    06/27/2017 6:09:30 AM PDT · by Mariner · 18 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | June 26th, 2017 | By Vickie Connor
    Adults with a mental illness receive more than 50 percent of the 115 million opioid prescriptions in the United States annually, according to a study released Monday. The results prompted researchers to suggest that improving pain management for people with mental health problems “is critical to reduce national dependency on opioids.” People with mental health disorders represent 16 percent of the U.S. population. The findings are worrisome, the researchers reported. They had expected that physicians were more conservative in prescribing these painkillers to people with mental illness. “We are prescribing way too much opioids,” said Dr. Brian Sites, an anesthesiologist...
  • Hey, dude, it's bong time on Beacon Hill

    06/27/2017 6:00:24 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 8 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | June 28 | peter lucas
    If Cheech & Chong of the Massachusetts Legislature can agree on passage of a compromise marijuana bill, there is nothing they cannot do. Cheech & Chong were, of course, the pair of old stoners from the '70s and '80s whose marijuana movie "Up in Smoke" became something of a cult film classic. The movie is about smoking weed, and it mellowed out an entire generation. The lyrics of the movie's theme song go like this:
  • Military officials reportedly caught off guard by White House's warning to Syria

    06/27/2017 5:32:45 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 27, 2017 | David Choi
    Several military officials were reportedly caught off guard by a White House statement Monday night that indicated Syria was engaged in "potential preparations" for a new chemical attack, The New York Times reported.... ...The reported lack of communication between military channels also appeared to be corroborated by a BuzzFeed News report that cited five defense officials who said they did not know of the details regarding a potential chemical attack, and were not aware of the White House's plans to release a statement. Shortly after the White House statement was released, Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations,...
  • Brazilian Navy interested in Russian corvettes

    06/27/2017 4:27:36 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Tass ^ | June 27, 2017
    ST. PETERSBURG, June 27. /TASS/. Brazil’s Navy has shown interest in the construction of Russian-project corvettes, the Northern Shipyard’s press service reported after a visit by Brazil’s Naval delegation. "The Brazilian delegation was invited to the Northern Shipyard on a fact-finding visit by Rosoboronexport. The Latin American state’s military is interested in the construction of corvette-type ships," the shipyard’s press service said. The enterprise’s management displayed the corvette construction capacities and showcased the Project 2032 Tiger corvette designed for export to the guests in cooperation with the United Shipbuilding Corporation and the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau and under the...
  • Five Republican senators now oppose health care bill as written

    06/27/2017 4:25:46 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 34 replies
    Lancashire Independent News ^ | June 25, 2017 | Elias Hubbard
    This is an Excerpt. Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said on Sunday she has extreme reservations about the U.S. Senate's healthcare overhaul and does not think it will be able to pass this week. The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted earlier by the House.... Rand Paul, who has rejected the plan along with fellow Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Ron Johnson, said fundamental problems remained that would leave taxpayers subsidizing health insurance companies. So it is possible that Mr. McConnell views the potential failure of a...
  • Immigrant detainee's death prompts protest outside N.J. jail

    06/27/2017 4:09:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | June 26, 2017
    KEARNY -- Immigrant and civil rights advocates joined faith groups outside Hudson County's jail tonight to demand answers in the case of a 35-year-old Honduran immigrant who died in Jersey City two weeks ago after being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents. The group of about 50 protesters, chanting "the people, united, will never be divided" and holding signs reading "America's got room, immigrants welcome," slammed county officials for their operation of the jail and for their controversial agreement with ICE that allows jail officers to act as immigration agents. The immigrant, Rolando Meza Espinoza, was arrested by ICE agents at...
  • Mueller legal team approaching size of entire US Attorney’s Office for Rhode Island

    06/27/2017 3:29:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 51 replies ^ | 6/23/17 | William A. Jacobson
    When Robert Mueller was first appointed Special Counsel, I thought, given his generally good reputation, that this might be a streamlined process with fewer leaks, focused on either proving or disproving allegations of Russian interference. But I did acknowledge, for example in this radio interview, that there was a risk that in the wrong hands the powers vested under the Order appointing Mueller could be abused: “He will have the authority to investigate and the authority to prosecute any crimes that he finds, and the scope of what he’s investigating under the order is fairly broad, it’s anything related to...
  • Heroic Iraqi officer selflessly hugs suicide bomber to save countless lives in Babel

    06/27/2017 3:20:44 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – A heroic Iraqi police officer saved dozens of lives in the Babel Governorate, today, after a would-be suicide bomber attempted to enter a mosque in the Musayeb District. According to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, the unnamed police officer hugged the suicide bomber before he could enter the mosque in the Al-Musayeb; this would obstruct the terrorist’s path. The Ministry of Defense added that the police officer was killed after the suicide bomber detonated his belt – no other casualties were reported.
  • BREAKING: EU antitrust regulators fine Alphabet's Google $2.7 billion [tr]

    06/27/2017 3:01:36 AM PDT · by Enchante · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 27, 217 | Staff
    BREAKING: EU antitrust regulators fine Alphabet's Google $2.7 billion for anti-competitive practices at comparison-shopping service
  • Ohio city considers 'three strikes, you're out' policy on responding to overdoses

    06/27/2017 2:29:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies
    KMBC ^ | 6/26/17
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A controversial proposal has been made in an Ohio city to deal with heroin overdoses. Middletown is considering whether people with addiction should only be given two strikes before they’re out of chances at Narcan. Middletown is struggling to deal with the heroin problem. “We are faced with stress on our services, particularly the EMS services where we can do six to eight opioid overdose runs a day,” said Paul Lolli, fire chief of Middletown.
  • Judge blocks planned deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqis

    06/27/2017 2:28:11 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies ^ | 6/27/17 | ap
    A federal judge in Detroit issued a sweeping order Monday protecting more than 1,400 Iraqis from deportation while he determines whether his court has jurisdiction over the issue. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith took a decision from last week, which affected 114 mostly Iraqi Christians rounded up in the Detroit area, and stretched it across the U.S. for the next 14 days.
  • Did the FBI retaliate against Michael Flynn by launching Russia probe?

    06/26/2017 11:41:23 PM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 17 replies
    CIRCA ^ | June 26, 2017 | John Solomon and Sara Carter
    WATCH| Secret memos show Trump adviser roiled bureau by intervening in agent’s discrimination case before he was targeted in Russia case. The FBI launched a criminal probe against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled the bureau’s leadership by intervening on behalf of a decorated counterterrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of sexual discrimination, according to documents and interviews. Flynn’s intervention on behalf of Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz was highly unusual, and included a letter in 2014 on his official Pentagon stationary, a public interview in...
  • Chaos erupts in violent graduation day brawl

    06/26/2017 10:50:17 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 52 replies
    A graduation ceremony at a Long Island high school ended in bloody chaos when a vicious brawl erupted over the weekend, dramatic video shows. The nearly three-minute online video of the Sunday mayhem outside William Floyd High School in Brookhaven begins with at least four people on the lawn fighting each other amid shouts and screams. Suddenly, a woman is seen running over and punching and kicking one of the women already on the ground as bystanders and security guards try to break up the afternoon fracas. The woman on the ground is then helped onto her feet, with blood...