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  • Hillary ignores Istanbul terror attack during town hall event

    06/29/2016 6:08:12 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount
    NY POST ^ | June 29, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton ignored the terror attack at İstanbul’s Atatürk Airport at a digital town hall event Tuesday night in Los Angeles. Rather than discuss the trio of ISIS-suspected suicide attacks that has so far claimed the lives of 41 and injured many more, Clinton discussed revenge porn, calling herself “Exhibit A,” but declining to explain more. “I’ll do everything I can as president to figure out how we can give victims like you tools and protect yourself and others,” Clinton told the town hall audience in response to a question about revenge porn. “I’ll look to all of you —...
  • ME: Two Armed WalMart Shoppers Stop NY Drug Deal Shootout

    06/29/2016 6:00:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A drug deal was going down in a WalMart parking lot. Some of the participants were not happy with the deal. They could not use the criminal justice system, so they used guns. Shots were exchanged between occupants of two cars in the lot. The WalMart parking lot was not in New York or New Jersey. This WalMart was in Augusta, Maine, and in Maine, responsible and honest people can legally carry guns. Two honest and responsible gun carriers stopped the shooting. The shooting in the Maine WalMart was between New York residents, and it involved Heroin. The four...
  • UN Tank Vehicles Spotted Moving Across U.S.: Peace Keepers and Potential for Civil Unrest

    06/29/2016 5:46:50 AM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 28 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 06/28/2016 | Mac Slavo
    Is the occupation of America imminent? While few could say what is coming, there have been some curious sightings that hold ominous tones, as military vehicles and equipment for foreign forces have been sighted on U.S. highways. A man named Jeff Stern witnessed these curious UN vehicles and posted pictures to his Facebook, writing: Cant begin to tell you how many of these I passed today on 81 near Lexington VA, Interesting times ahead! For the past day or so, military convoys have been witnessed traveling both North and South, with lines of equipment ranging from Humvees, troop transport trucks,...
  • Nigel Farage Batters Obama: "He Came To Britain And Behaved Disgracefully"

    06/29/2016 5:43:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | June 29, 2016
    Back in April President Obama took a trip over to the UK in order to lecture another country on how to vote - Obama of course was staunchly in the Remain camp. Obama even penned an op-ed titled: "As your friend, let me say that the EU makes Britain even greater." Of course, we all know the historic outcome of the Brexit vote, and we have even asked if it was Barack Obama who actually was the deciding factor: UKIP leader Nigel Farage has never been shy of course, but lately has been making sure to remember all of those...
  • Consumer Confidence Increases To Eight-Month High

    06/29/2016 5:08:53 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 18 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 6/28/2016 | BLOOMBERG NEWS
    Consumer confidence rose in June to an eight-month high as Americans became somewhat more optimistic about the economy, according to a report from the New York-based Conference Board on Tuesday. Key Points Confidence index climbed to 98 from a revised 92.4 in May (forecast was 93.5) from 92.4 Consumer expectations gauge for the next six months rose to a five-month high of 84.5 from 78.5 Measure of present conditions advanced to 118.3, the second-strongest reading since September 2007, from 113.2 in May Big Picture Respondents said they anticipated more job and income gains... ...Consumers were less negative... ...share of Americans...
  • Nigel Farage on Brexit and Donald Trump (Full CNN interview - video)

    06/29/2016 5:05:36 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
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  • Ted Cruz Holds Hearings On Obama's Cover-Up Of Islamic Terror

    06/29/2016 5:04:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | June 29, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Kudos to Ted Cruz for attempting to hold this perfidious and traitorous administration responsible for the rampant rise of Islamic terror in this country, all the whole denying the reality of Islamic jihad. At least Cruz is educating the American people and exposing Obamas treason.
  • North Korea printing massive amounts of fake Chinese currency, defectors say

    06/29/2016 4:57:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    UPI ^ | June 23, 2016 | Elizabeth Shim
    North Korea printing massive amounts of fake Chinese currency, defectors say The illicit project has Kim Jong Uns approval. By Elizabeth Shim Contact the Author | June 23, 2016 at 11:19 AM Follow @upi SEOUL, June 23 (UPI) -- North Korea has been printing large amounts of counterfeit Chinese currency under the supervision of Kim Jong Un, a defector group said Thursday. The South Korea-based organization North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity said the information is from a source based in North Korea, local news service Newsis reported. According to the source, a mint in the North Korean city of Pyongsong in...
  • Utahs Misty Snow makes history as Dems transgender Senate nominee

    06/29/2016 4:55:32 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 42 replies
    Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | 6/28/2016 | Matt Canham
    Utah voters picked a historic, and largely unknown, Democratic candidate to challenge Sen. Mike Lee this November. Misty K. Snow is the first transgender nominee from a major party to run for a U.S. Senate seat and she shares the distinction of being the first transgender person to run for Congress. Misty Plowright, a transgender woman, claimed the Democratic nomination in Colorado's conservative 5th House District on Tuesday. "A lot of people have told me whether I win or lose, I'm already making a difference just by running," Snow said. Throughout the primary, the 30-year-old Salt Lake City resident has...
  • As Clinton-Trump Race Too Close To Call, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds

    06/29/2016 4:53:53 AM PDT · by dennisw · 24 replies
    www.qu.edu ^ | June 29, 2016
    Democrat Hillary Clinton has 42 percent to Republican Donald Trump's 40 percent - too close to call - as American voters say neither candidate would be a good president and that the campaign has increased hatred and prejudice in the nation, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. This compares to results of a June 1 national poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University, showing Clinton edging Trump 45 - 41 percent. When third party candidates are added to today's survey, Clinton gets 39 percent with Trump at 37 percent. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson gets 8...
  • Obamas DOJ to Look Into Challenging SCOTUS on Executive Amnesty

    06/29/2016 4:52:10 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/28/2016 | Brandon Darby
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is looking into options to challenge a Supreme Court ruling that effectively determined a lower courts decision neutering President Obamas executive amnesty would stand. The ruling would help to prevent Obama from ignoring U.S. laws and from allowing many illegal aliens to stay in the U.S. without deportation. The statements from Attorney General Lynch were made during an interview with Reuters. The Reuters writer appears to have confused the ruling, as SCOTUS did not make the decision to block President Obamas executive amnesty, they simply tied in their decisionwhich led to the Fifth Circuits ruling...
  • Trump gets Mike Ditka, Mike Tyson to appear at GOP convention

    06/29/2016 4:49:06 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 6/28/2016 | Tina Sfondeles
    With many prominent Republicans ducking out of the GOP convention next month in Cleveland, presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump has lined up a slew of sports figures and musicians to appear, including former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka.Bloomberg on Tuesday reported that Trump campaign aides have lined up former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, Ditka, former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight and NASCAR chief Brian France.
  • Obama Makes An Impossible Clean Energy Promise

    06/29/2016 4:36:32 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/28/2016 | Staff
    Energy: At a "Three Amigos" summit in Ottawa this week, President Obama and the leaders of Canada and Mexico will pledge that in less than a decade, half of North America's energy will come from "clean" sources. The administration calls it "ambitious." We call it "ludicrous." Since the U.S. accounts for three-quarters of the total energy produced by these three countries, the responsibility of living up to any such agreement would fall most heavily on the U.S. So is there a reasonable chance that the U.S. could achieve such a goal? Let's look at some of the relevant facts. According...
  • Report: Adult Refugees Enrolled In Canadian High School, Harassing Young Girls

    06/29/2016 4:28:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    Daily caller ^ | June 28, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Emails between school officials at one Canadian high school reveal the school has been struggling to integrate into the school adult Syrian refugees, who reportedly are bullying and threatening students and teachers, as well as making advances on young teenage girls. One email from the head of the schools international students department expressed concern that the Brussels attack would have a trickle down effect on the refugee students. After receiving a tip about Fredericton High School in New Brunswick, Canada a region that has been aggressively resettling thousands of Syrian refugees Canadian news organization TheRebel submitted a freedom...
  • LIVE THREAD: Donald J.Trump in Bangor, Maine @ 4pm EDT

    06/29/2016 4:15:26 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 50 replies
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump rally in Bangor, ME at the Cross Insurance Center. Live coverage begins at 4:00 PM EDT. Bangor ME Watch the LIVE Stream of the event below beginning at 4:00 PM EDT The Cross Insurance Center Main Street Bangor, Maine
  • Good riddance to George Will

    06/29/2016 4:07:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 6-29-2016 | James Lewis
    I believe Mr. Will has a genuine distaste for what may become Trump Conservatism. Trump represents a kind of happy warrior style of American politician, similar to Harry Truman and Rough Rider Teddy Roosevelt. It's obviously too low-class for Will, Romney and Jeb Bush, who are all too delicate for the political blood sport that the Left has imposed on our politics. Nothing is too low for the Left. Literally nothing. The national GOP has been in decline for years, running decrepit candidates like Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney -- who actually did flinch in the last debate...
  • Clinton Email Scandal: Is The Cover-up Worse Than The Crime?

    06/29/2016 4:00:24 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/29/2016 | John Merline
    Bad news about Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while Secretary of State keeps dribbling out. The latest is that she failed to turn over dozens of work-related emails, many of which just happen to completely undercut key claims she's made over the past year.
  • 5-year-old Idaho girl 'afraid to go out of her house' after sex assault

    06/29/2016 3:57:35 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 31 replies
    WND ^ | 6/29/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    (Watch video at link) The 5-year-old Idaho girl who was sexually assaulted by migrant boys from Sudan and Iraq has become a prisoner in her own house since the crime was allegedly committed more than three weeks ago, says a close friend of the family. Thats because one suspects family who was evicted from the apartment complex has still not moved out. The families of the three boys involved two from Sudan ages 10 and 14 and a third from Iraq age 7 were all evicted from the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls last week following publicity about...
  • Stacey Dash Applauds Brexit, Says Its a Warning to Clinton Supporters

    06/27/2016 7:16:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 24th, 2016 | Sam Reisman
    extraordinary evidence that socialism just does not work. It doesnt work, she said. The so-called Brexit (British exit) movement was spurred in large part by a desire to curb immigration and to get out from EU regulations and membership fees that Leave proponents argued were onerous and hurtful to the nations economy
  • Carnage In Istanbul

    06/29/2016 3:48:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Istanbuls Ataturk airport, Turkeys largest, was hit with two suicide bombings yesterday that claimed the lives of at least 36 people. However, that grisly figure may rise further as there were also several dozen injured in the blasts, some of whom have been listed as critical. The airport was immediately shut down to commercial traffic.
  • New Guided Missile Destroyer Project for ROC Navy Emerges out of Taiwan

    06/29/2016 3:46:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 29 June 2016
    Pictures of a scale model and computer renderings of a new guided-missile destroyer project for the Republic of China (Taiwan) Navy (ROC Navy) emerged last week in the 中国军事中國軍事武器 (China Military Chinese Weapon) magazine. This new destroyer project is in line with Taiwan's new naval acquisition plan which was unveiled late last year. The new plan called for four new destroyers (among other vessels). CGI of the new DDG Project for the ROC Navy Based on the picture and images, one of the key feature of the new destroyer class is a large mast with four AESA radar arrays presumably...
  • Istanbul airport reopens after terror attack leaves 41 dead, 239 injured

    06/29/2016 3:39:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    Turkish Prime Miniser Binali Yildirim said in a statement Wednesday that air traffic had returned to normal and our airport has been opened to flights and departures from 2:20 (local time) on, following the terror attack at an Istanbul airport that left 41 dead and 239 injured.
  • Why George Will Is Wrong

    06/29/2016 3:33:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    George Will has left the GOP in a huff while claiming that his departure is on account of his conservatism. But Wills conservatism has a history of being tethered to very liberal policies. Especially when it comes to immigration.
  • Clinton, Trump race too close to call: Quinnipiac University national poll

    06/29/2016 3:31:07 AM PDT · by abb · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 29, 2016 | Doug Stewart
    HAMDEN According to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is too close to call. Clinton, who is expected to be the Democratic nominee, has 42 percent to the presumptive GOP candidate Donald Trumps 40 percent. Pollsters said the results were within the margin of error of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points. Clinton had a 45 to 41 percent lead at the beginning of June.
  • Its Time for the Elites to Rise Up Against the Ignorant Masses

    06/29/2016 3:20:27 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 57 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | James Traub
    The Brexit has laid bare the political schism of our time. Its not about the left vs. the right; its about the sane vs. the mindlessly angry.
  • Presidential Transition Process Already Underway

    06/29/2016 2:54:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Robert Rizzi And Carina Federico
    The peaceful transition of power between presidential administrations has long been a hallmark in American politics, even between presidents of different political parties. Although many Americans closely follow presidential campaigns and elections, few know what happens behind the scenes between a major partys convention, when a candidate becomes the partys presidential nominee, and Inauguration Day, when a new president takes office.
  • Neighbours hail farmer as hero after he uses turban to pull drowning woman to safety

    06/29/2016 1:49:15 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 14 replies
    infonews.ca ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ashley Legassic
    KAMLOOPS - Nicole Mulcahy and Betty Timuss were having dinner in their home along Heffley Creek Saturday evening when they heard what sounded like two animals fighting. The first time they heard it, they didn't think much of it. But then they heard it again. This time it was clearl. A girl yelling "I can't swim! Help!" Timuss got her binoculars out and spotted the girl floating in the North Thompson River, only her head visible. Mulcahy ran across her back yard onto the dirt road in front of their home, where she saw her neighbours Avtar and Paul Hothi....
  • The Hind Gunship Is One of Syrias Worst Terror Weapons

    06/29/2016 1:16:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    War is Boring ^ | June 28, 2016 | TOM COOPER
    A pair of recently-overhauled Mi-25s of the SyAAF — serial numbers 2820, left, and 2830 — during a military exercise in late 2011. Syrian Ministry of Defense photo For three weeks starting in early June 2016, the Damascus suburb of Darayya was exposed to merciless aerial bombardment carried out primarily by Mil Mi-25 — NATO code name “Hind” — gunship helicopters belonging to the Syrian Arab Air Force. The Hinds dropped no fewer than 564 bombs over this period, underscoring the Mi-25’s reputation as one of Syria’s worst terror weapons. The Mi-25 is often described as a “downgraded” variant of the classic Mi-24 gunship. It’s a big, heavy,...
  • For evangelicals, the question has become: Which is a worse sin, abortion or racism?

    06/28/2016 11:59:42 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 27, 2016 | Michelle Boorstein
    Mondays Supreme Court ruling tossing Texas abortion restrictions puts a massive spotlight on the new debate pressing evangelicals: Which is a worse sin, racism or abortion? For decades, abortion has been the mother of all deciding issues for evangelicals, who make up about a quarter of the U.S. population and are strongly opposed. But in the 2016 race, with Donald Trumps unusually incendiary comments about race, culture and religion, this second issue is becoming increasingly sacred. This question of how to deal with Hillary Clintons robust support for abortion rights along with Trumps challenging of the place of minorities is...
  • HOT lane lottery makes a mockery of GTA traffic woes: Keenan

    06/28/2016 10:00:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | June 24, 2016 | Edward Keenan
    The Ontario lottery corporation recently started advertising its newest scratch-and-win lottery: tickets cost $30 (the highest price among its lotteries), and the top prize is a cool $2.5 million. Now, if you want an indication of how bad traffic is in the GTA, consider that Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca announced a lottery of his own on Thursday: tickets cost $180 each, though you only pay if you win. The prize? One of 1,000 permits to drive in an uncongested highway lane for 16 kilometres between Burlington and Oakville. The ad copy writes itself: Imagine the freedom of cruising at...
  • Sarah Palin: Administration Lies, Soldiers Die. Yes, Hillary, at Every Point It Matters

    06/28/2016 9:25:31 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jun 2016 | Sarah Palin
    Listening to the Benghazi Committee reveal what we knew the Obama Administrations devastating lies cost lives, and at any point it just doesnt matter to them. Thank you to Congressional investigators for their report. The Administrations deception is beyond shameful. They sat back and allowed our peacekeepers to die during what they witnessed becoming a suicide mission. In command of the greatest military in the world, yet officials sat back in Washingtons comfort, not allowing our troops to do their job to protect fellow Americans.
  • Legendary defensive mastermind Buddy Ryan dies at 85

    06/28/2016 9:44:44 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 20 replies
    ProFootballTalk ^ | 06/28/2016 | Michael David Smith
    Buddy Ryan, a longtime coach who built perhaps the greatest defense in NFL history with the 1985 Bears, has died at the age of 85. Beloved by his players and hated by opposing offenses (and sometimes hated even by his own offenses), Ryan masterminded Chicagos 46 defense that won Super Bowl XX. He later served as head coach of an Eagles team that had a great defense in its own right, and ended his coaching career as head coach of the Cardinals in 1994 and 1995. Ryans 35-year career as a football coach began in 1961 as a defensive line...
  • Bacon Infused Vodka Leads to Arrest of Oklahoma Bartender

    06/28/2016 8:48:00 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 41 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 28 June 2016 | Kemberlee Kaye
    The Pump Bar has been infusing vodka with bacon, garlic, and jalepenos to serve in their brunch bloody marys. Local news reported: Back in February, the ABLE Commission was called out to investigate a noise complaint. While it didnt find any noise problems, there was something else suspicious. They found bottles of alcohol were being emptied, contents put in the liquor and put back into the bottle, said M.Sgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department. The police report shows a list of things garlic, pickles, beef and even bacon, being infused into vodka. Obviously this is a...
  • Survey finds excess health problems in lesbians, gays, bisexuals

    06/28/2016 9:16:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Andrew M. Seaman
    Gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals reported more health problems than straight men and women, in a large U.S. survey. For the first time since its launch in 1957, the National Health Interview Survey in 2013 and 2014 included a question about sexual orientation. With nearly 69,000 participants, the survey revealed that lesbian, gay and bisexual adults "were more likely to report impaired physical and mental health, heavy alcohol consumption, and heavy cigarette use, potentially due to the stressors that (they) experience as a result of interpersonal and structural discrimination," researchers wrote online June 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine. [Snip] Gilbert...
  • Fall of the House of Rangel-Espaillat Tops Wright to Replace Retiring Congressman

    06/28/2016 9:10:39 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    The Observer ^ | June 28, 2016 | Will Bredderman
    Congressman Charles Rangel was swift-footed and savvy enough to stay ahead of demographic and geographic shifts in his district during his 46 years in the House of Representativesbut in the end, he just didnt have enough juice to anoint an heir. Harlem Assemblyman Keith Wright lost his bid to replace his retiring 86-year-old mentor to State Senator Adriano Espaillat, who challenged Rangel in 2012 and 2014 but fell short. After a bitter Democratic primary campaignone with heavy ethnic overtonesthe Dominican Republic-born Espaillat beat the African-American Wright in the upper Manhattan-based district by approximately 1,300 votes. Former White House aide Clyde...
  • TRUMP BLASTS TRADE DEALS, DEPARTING FROM GOP ORTHODOXY (Go Trump)

    06/28/2016 7:55:08 PM PDT · by cba123 · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 28, 2016 5:55 PM EDT | By JILL COLVIN and LISA LERER
    MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) -- Donald Trump called for a new era of economic "Americanism" Tuesday, promising to restore millions of lost factory jobs by backing away from decades of U.S. policy that encouraged trade with other nations - a move that could undermine the country's place as the dominant player in the global economy. The speech marked a significant break from years of Republican Party advocacy for unencumbered trade between nations, and drew immediate condemnation from GOP business leaders. Read the full article at link: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CAMPAIGN_2016?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-06-28-14-55-42
  • California Voters to Decide Whether to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    06/28/2016 6:55:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/28 | Jonathan J. Cooper
    California voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana after Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Tuesday that initiative proponents turned in more than enough signatures to place the question on the November ballot. A successful vote in California would mean one in every six Americans lives in a state with legal marijuana sales, including the entire West Coast. The initiative is promoted by a well-funded and politically connected coalition spearheaded by former Facebook president Sean Parker. It asks voters to allow people 21 and older to buy an ounce of marijuana and marijuana-infused products at licensed retail outlets and...
  • Final Benghazi Report: White House, Clinton LIED, Our Boys DIED

    06/28/2016 6:51:31 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 32 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6-28-2016 | Pamela Geller
    WH [White House] very worried about the politics. This was all their doing. [pg. 132] The Benghazi Committee has released their final report. The public statements made by Obama and Hillary Obama on the Benghazi attacks are strikingly at odds with what private communications reveal. It is devastating.This should be Hillarys Waterloo. But we are living under the spiked boot of a left-wing apparatus with near total control of the elite media. There will be an eerie silence on this in the vast enemedia echo chamber. The Obama administration knowingly provided the American people a false story about the Benghazi...
  • EU BACKLASH: Brexit TSUNAMI expected as 34 referendums set to rock union

    06/28/2016 6:44:29 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 44 replies
    Express UK ^ | June 29, 2016 | Joey Millar
    THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) is about to be rocked by a political tsunami with right-wing parties across the continent calling for dozens of in-out referendums. A study by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) revealed so-called extreme insurgent parties are calling for a total of 34 public votes - with matters ranging from their countries membership of the EU to refugee policy. The ECFR report blamed Europes fear of Turkey joining the EU and the German Chancellor Angela Merkels refugees welcome policy as major reasons behind a rapid rise in support for both right-wing and far-left, anti-EU parties and...
  • Stop Paying Pakistan

    06/28/2016 6:31:47 PM PDT · by cold start · 10 replies
    usnews.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ted Poe
    Congress should quit funding Pakistan's due to the country's complicity in terrorism.Ted Poe is a Republican U.S. representative for Texas' 2nd district. He is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation and Trade. The House of Representatives recently gave Pakistan a $200 million raise. In all, it was a $900 million payday for a country that to this day is supporting terrorist groups that kill our service men and women in Afghanistan. It is well known by now that Pakistan gave safe harbor to Osama bin Laden. Before he met...
  • Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Files Appeals Against Extradition

    06/28/2016 6:31:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman faces drug trafficking and other charges from seven U.S. federal prosecutorsLawyers for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have filed two appeals against his extradition to the United States. The appeals argue the statute of limitations has run out on some crimes Guzman is accused of committing in the U.S., lawyer Jose Refugio Rodriguez said. Rodriguez said the defense also argues that the allegations against Guzman are based on hearsay, not direct evidence. The appeals were filed late Monday in courts in Mexico City, Rodriguez said Tuesday. He predicted it could take as long as...
  • Robert Morrow holds first meeting as Travis County GOP chairman

    06/28/2016 6:17:45 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 8 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 6/28/16 | Sean Collins Walsh
    In his first meeting as chairman of the Travis County Republican Party, conspiracy theorist Robert Morrow walked in wearing khakis, a blue shirt and a three-pointed jesters hat one point each, he explained later, for three covered-up murders by prominent U.S. politicians.
  • Update 3 on Twin Falls, Idaho "Rapefugee" case: Victim and family terrified in aftermath

    06/28/2016 6:10:38 PM PDT · by Javeth · 54 replies
    WND ^ | 6/28/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The 5-year-old Idaho girl who was sexually assaulted by migrant boys from Sudan and Iraq has become a prisoner in her own house since the crime was committed more than three weeks ago, says a close friend of the family. Thats because one of the boys families who was evicted from the apartment complex had still not moved out as of Monday evening. The families of the three boys involved two from Sudan ages 10 and 14 and a third from Iraq age 7 were all evicted from the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls last week following publicity...
  • San Francisco seeks to ban pension fund from investing in gun industry

    06/28/2016 6:07:31 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    KTVU ^ | Jun 28 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a measure that would ban the city employee retirement system from investing in companies that participate in firearm and ammunition manufacturing. The resolution by the supervisors could have a ripple effect throughout the country as the debate about gun control grows in the wake of a mass shooting in Orlando two weeks ago at a gay nightclub that left 50 people dead and several others injured. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is trying to gather support nationwide by asking the mayors of both Boston and New York...
  • Judge rules against Cuban migrants who clung to Florida Keys lighthouse

    06/28/2016 6:06:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Latino Fox News ^ | June 28, 2016
    group of 21 Cuban migrants who reached a lighthouse off the Florida Keys last month should be returned to the island nation because the structure does not count as U.S. soil, a Miami federal judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Darrin Gayles' ruling said the 136-year-old American Shoal lighthouse does not count as dry land under the U.S.'s "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy.
  • Lady Gaga banned in China after meeting with Dalai Lama

    06/28/2016 5:53:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    WHIO ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ryan Biek
    A meeting with the Dalai Lama and a few pictures on social media might have negatively affected Lady Gaga's stardom in China. The pop star met with the leader of the Buddhist faith on Sunday while he was speaking in Indiana. Before the meeting, Gaga was arguably one of the most popular Western musicians in mainland China. But after she shared photos of herself and the Dalai Lama on Instagram, her account was flooded with negative comments. One user posted: "The way the Chinese feel is just like you were shaking hands with (Osama) bin Laden." Another wrote: "This is...
  • Bernie Sanders: Democrats Need to Wake Up

    06/28/2016 5:48:03 PM PDT · by GilGil · 21 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/28/2016 | Bernie Sanders
    Lets be clear. The global economy is not working for the majority of people in our country and the world. This is an economic model developed by the economic elite to benefit the economic elite. We need real change... We need a president who will vigorously support international cooperation that brings the people of the world closer together, reduces hypernationalism and decreases the possibility of war. We also need a president who respects the democratic rights of the people, and who will fight for an economy that protects the interests of working people, not just Wall Street, the drug companies...
  • Richard Branson says cancels deal involving 3,000 jobs after Brexit vote

    06/28/2016 5:05:32 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 66 replies
    British entrepreneur Richard Branson today said his Virgin Group had pulled out of a deal involving 3,000 jobs after Britain voted to leave the EU. In a television interview, the billionaire businessman added that Britain was heading for recession after the pound slumped to its lowest level against the dollar in more than three decades in the immediate aftermath of last Thursdays referendum result.
  • Video Shows Moment Of Explosion

    06/28/2016 4:54:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Foxnews.Com
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  • Rep. Charles Rangel endorses Keith Wright as his House successor while casting vote in Harlem

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    New York Daily News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ryan Sit
    Nine candidates are vying for Rep. Charles Rangel's seat a position he's held for nearly a half-century but only one stood beside him as he cast his vote in Harlem on Tuesday. "For the first time in 46 years I couldn't find my name!" Rangel said as he stepped out of his polling site at Public School 175 on W. 134th St. "But I'm so glad I did find his name," he added, nodding towards Assemblyman Keith Wright, whom Rangel endorsed as his successor. New Yorkers in seven congressional districts in four boroughs Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx...