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  • Corruption case casts harsh light on NYPD handgun permits

    06/25/2016 7:51:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2016 5:53 PM EDT | Tom Hays
    A corruption probe at the New York Police Department has cast a harsh light on how people get handgun permits in a city that boasts some of the nation’s toughest gun laws. Federal prosecutors say a shady fixer’s cash bribes induced officers working in NYPD’s licensing division to rubber-stamp dozens of gun applications, circumventing stringent background checks intended to weed out candidates with criminal records, mental health problems and other red flags. The potential public safety breach comes amid a national debate over whether easy access to weapons fueled the Orlando massacre and other mass shootings. …
  • Magna Carta 2.0: Good for Freedom, Good for Growth Trump is the Big Winner, Obama got Crushed

    06/25/2016 4:30:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    The original Magna Carta was a charter agreed to by King John of England in 1215. It just celebrated its 801st anniversary. So no, I wasn’t there. But that charter has become part of an important, iconic, political myth that the deal between an unpopular king and rebellious barons marked the beginning of individual English freedoms, personal liberties, and due-process protection of individuals under the law. Magna Carta has also been cited as providing the essential foundation for the contemporary powers of Parliament and legal principles such as habeas corpus. That’s the mythology, and it’s an important one. So while...
  • Jews and Israel in a threatened, leaderless and delusional world

    06/23/2016 4:37:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-23-16 | ISI LEIBLER
    The painful lesson of the Orlando massacre is that no place in the world is immune to fanatical religious extremists willing to kill themselves to achieve heavenly salvation. The Western world is floundering in its pathetic efforts to confront the demonic global forces threatening to plunge it back into the Dark Ages. Its failure is largely due to the inability of democratic countries to face reality and devise a united strategy to vanquish these Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. Instead, Western leaders bury their heads in the sand and cravenly resort to policies of appeasement, even though there is not a single...
  • POLITICO delegate survey: Dump Trump lacks the votes (Anti-Trumpers Outnumbered Big)

    06/24/2016 6:34:34 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/24/16 06:35 PM EDT | Kyle Cheney
    The presumptive nominee’s foes appear to be outnumbered on the panel they’d hoped would pave the way to a new nominee. [ Caption under photo: "The Trump campaign has enjoyed the full backing of the RNC since Ted Cruz left the race. It’s had access for weeks to lists of convention delegates and has begun building a team of more than 150 staff members and volunteers intended to work the convention floor, as well as the rules committee." ] Republicans looking to dump Donald Trump at next month’s convention have passion, energy and a fierce sense that their party will...
  • Obama: ‘Enforcement Priorities Developed by My Administration Are Not Affected’ by SCOTUS Ruling

    06/23/2016 10:36:05 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 23, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama said Thursday that despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s tie vote, which essentially blocks his immigration plan, the millions of illegal immigrants that he sought to make legal with his executive action will remain a low priority for deportation by his administration. “Enforcement priorities developed by my administration are not affected by this ruling. This means that the people who might have benefited from the expanded deferred action policies – long-term residents raising children who are Americans or legal residents – they will remain low priorities for enforcement. As long as you have not committed a...
  • Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on ‘Brexit’ Results

    06/24/2016 12:46:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 91 replies
    United States Senate ^ | June 24, 2016 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on ‘Brexit’ Results June 24, 2016 | 202-228-7561 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued a statement in response to initial reporting of ‘Brexit’ returns. Sen. Cruz urged the United States to respect the results of the United Kingdom’s referendum on its membership in the European Union: “The British people have spoken clearly: They choose to leave the European Union,” Sen. Cruz said. “The results of the ‘Brexit’ referendum should serve as a wake-up call for internationalist bureaucrats from Brussels to Washington, D.C. that some free nations still wish to preserve their national...
  • Clinton Email Scandal: Latest Batch Exposes Two Big New Problems For Hillary

    06/24/2016 6:52:57 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 60 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 24, 2016 | John Merline
    The latest batch of emails from Hillary Clinton's term as Secretary of State exposes two new troubling developments in the long-running scandal. First, it turns out that Clinton managed to avoid turning over one key email, despite her repeated promises that she gave the State Department every single work-related email from her private email server. As the Associated Press reported, in the missing email, Clinton admits that her private setup was a problem. Excerpt, more at: http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/clinton-e-mail-scandal-state-dept-disabled-its-own-security-systems-to-accommodate-hillary/
  • 'This Is Not My Party': George Will Goes from GOP to Unaffiliated

    06/24/2016 6:50:59 PM PDT · by bkopto · 195 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/24/2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Conservative columnist George Will told PJM he has officially left the Republican Party and urged conservatives not to support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump even if it leads to a Democratic victory in the 2016 presidential election. Will, who writes for the Washington Post, acknowledged it is a “little too late” for the Republican Party to find a replacement for Trump but had a message for Republican voters. “Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House,” Will said during an interview after his speech at a Federalist Society luncheon. Will said he changed...
  • President Obama Designates Stonewall a National Monument (LGBT monument)

    06/24/2016 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    nbcnews.com/ ^ | June 24 2016 | John Lamparski
    On June 28, 1969, patrons at a gay bar in New York City's West Village neighborhood decided they had finally had enough after yet another police raid. As the NYPD attempted to enforce a law making it illegal to serve alcohol to "homosexuals," the resistance of the bar patrons turned into an uprising - the Stonewall Uprising - an event now widely credited with sparking the modern LGBTQ rights movement in the U.S. Now, nearly 50 years later, that same location - where members of the community stood up to government injustice - has been designated a new national monument...
  • This hooker was used to bribe NYPD cops with group sex

    06/24/2016 2:32:39 PM PDT · by Callahan · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/24/16 | Shawn Cohen
    The hooker at the center of the NYPD corruption scandal has revealed to The Post how she engaged in mile-high group sex with two cops and three other men during a wild private-plane trip to Las Vegas. Gabi Grecko donned a skimpy flight attendant outfit to service now-disgraced NYPD Deputy Inspector James Grant, since-fired Detective Michael Milici and the others while flying over the American heartland in February 2013, she claims.
  • Law Professor Demands Repeal of 'Outdated' Second Amendment, Makes Very Weak Case

    06/24/2016 10:44:23 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 62 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 24, 2016 | George Leef
    The massacre in Orlando has prompted many demands for still more laws intended to prevent deranged killers like Omar Mateen from getting their hands on firearms. It has also occasioned more radical ideas, including the repeal of the Second Amendment. That is exactly what Drexel University law professor David S. Cohen proposes in his June 13th article in Rolling Stone, “Why It’s Time to Repeal the Second Amendment.” Naturally, Cohen’s writing is full of passion. Anti-gun forces will no doubt laud his piece as visionary and compelling. It lacks any good arguments, however and suffers from the fatal flaw of...
  • Why People Love Trump: A Case Study of Milo Yiannopoulos

    06/24/2016 11:23:41 AM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Harvard Political Review ^ | June 18, 2016 | Akash Wasil
    The rise of Yiannopoulos can help to explain the rise of Donald Trump. Both have attracted followers that feel silenced, ignored, and invalidated by the left. Both will continue to receive sympathy and exposure if their opponents continue to aggressively and instinctually dismiss their views. And perhaps both can be defeated—or at least weakened—through respectful and empathic discourse. More broadly, the story of Yiannopoulos is useful to understand today’s political climate. There is an ever-growing number of Americans—liberals and conservatives—who feel like their voices are not being heard. Americans are increasingly identifying with their party, race, gender, or sexuality—and are...
  • Protester Interrupts Trump in Scotland, Hands Out Swastika Golf Balls

    06/24/2016 11:22:41 AM PDT · by TangibleDisgust · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/24/2016 | Alex Swoyer
    As presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump stepped up to the podium at his press conference at Trump Turnberry in Scotland on Friday, a protester jumped up — interrupting the start of the press conference — to hand out golf balls with swastikas on them.
  • President "You Didn't Build That" speech re: Brexit at Global Entrepreneurial Summit (oh the irony)

    06/24/2016 11:05:00 AM PDT · by Maceman · 18 replies
    Live thread for those with the stomach to watch. Persronally, I don't have the stomach for it.
  • Illegal Alien Who Butchered Conn. Woman Not Deported After Serving 15 Yrs. for Murder Because...

    06/24/2016 11:36:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 24, 2016
    Full title: Illegal Alien Who Butchered Conn. Woman Not Deported After Serving 15 Yrs. for Murder Because Haiti Refused to Repatriate An illegal immigrant who stabbed a young Connecticut woman to death after completing a 15-year sentence for murder couldn’t be deported by the U.S. government because his homeland, which receives billions in aid from Uncle Sam, wouldn’t take him back—three times! So federal authorities released the violent criminal, a Haitian national, and didn’t even bother tracking his whereabouts allowing him to commit yet another heinous crime. Now, a year after an innocent woman was viciously butchered to death in...
  • Final Independent Poll showed 8-point REMAIN advantage

    06/24/2016 8:30:32 AM PDT · by LS · 38 replies
    6/24 | self
    We aren't allowed to post UK Independent stuff due to "copyright" concerns, but the Independent story on 6/23, "EU referendum polls: Final ComRes poll shows significant lead for Remain" shows that the "Remain" had an 8-point lead and lost by almost 4---a shocking 12 point margin of error. I bring this up because my own analysis of US presidential election polls going back to 1952 shows similar HORRIBLE errors in June polling vs. November---average 9 points off, but when off with a GOP victor, the average was 22 points off.
  • How Brexit Will Affect Americans [tr]

    06/24/2016 8:17:02 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 33 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6/24/16 | Kiri Blakeley
    Full title: How Brexit Will Affect Americans: Cheaper travel to the UK and Europe, lower mortgage rates - but a very bumpy stock market ride • Americans can expect an extremely bumpy stock market ride • They can also look forward to cheaper travel to Europe and Britain • Experts are concerned that counterterrorism efforts in Europe will [wane] The first noticeable difference the vote made was to plunge the British pound to a 30-year low. Currently, it will only cost $1.34 to get one pound. And the U.S. dollar could continue to strengthen. That's good news for Americans looking...
  • 'Brexit is proof that Trump will be the next president': 'Anti-immigration' message...[tr]

    06/24/2016 8:08:48 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 47 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6/24/16 | Khaleda Rahman
    Full title: 'Brexit is proof that Trump will be the next president': 'Anti-immigration' message and shift to the Right that led to UK's seismic break with Europe draws parallels with rise of The Donald • The UK voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum • Many on Twitter believe the result is a sign Trump will win in November • They compared the leave campaign's 'divisive' message with Trump's • Others showed concern it will lend credence to Trump's nationalist agenda ...today, he promised close ties between the U.S. and UK if he becomes President, saying: 'A...
  • Enviros Claim Brexit Will Be ‘Catastrophic’ For Nature

    06/24/2016 8:14:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/24/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmentalists are freaking out that Britain voted in favor of leaving the European Union on Thursday– something activists claim will be “catastrophic” for the environment. British environmentalists took to Twitter to vent their fears about leaving the EU after the “Brexit” vote. Activists have been arguing for months that leaving the EU would allow “climate deniers” to gain more power and undo environmental protections. From an environmental perspective this is catastrophic. Fight now on to ensure EU standards maintained and cooperation on climate continues.
  • NASA’s Top Climate Scientist On Brexit: ‘Stupid And Selfish’

    06/24/2016 8:05:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 74 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/24/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    NASA’s top climate scientist took to Twitter Friday morning to criticize British voters for choosing to leave the European Union, calling the so-called Brexit vote “stupid and selfish.” Gavin Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, but long before becoming the space agency’s lead climate scientist, Schmidt was born in Britain. He’s obviously not a fan of U.K. voters’ decision to leave the EU.
  • Egyptian Protesters Chant “Monica! Monica!” As Hillary Clinton Drives By (Video)

    06/24/2016 8:06:21 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jul 15th, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was taunted by chants of “Monica, Monica” by tomato-throwing demonstrators as she visited the Egyptian port city of Alexandria today. Christian activists called for a major protest against the US Secretary of State. They believe the Obama Administration sided with the Islamists in Egypt in recent elections. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axM5kGdH_so http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/07/egyptian-protesters-chant-monica-monica-as-hillary-clinton-drives-by-video/
  • Former Romney Adviser on Trump Alternative: ‘Until Donald Trump Has the Nomination…All Things Are..

    06/24/2016 8:04:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies
    ABC ^ | Jun 24, 2016 | NOAH FITZGEREL
    Former Romney Adviser on Trump Alternative: ‘Until Donald Trump Has the Nomination…All Things Are Possible’ By NOAH FITZGEREL Jun 24, 2016, 5:01 AM ET There remain deep rumblings inside the establishment of the Republican Party about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. This week’s episode of ABC’s "Powerhouse Politics" podcast paints a picture in which the Republican National Committee may focus its efforts on down-ticket races to hedge the risk of losing the White House in November to presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, leaving a Trump operation with little infrastructure of its own scrambling to catch up. Noting the frustration...
  • Fox Cuts Off Former UK PM Tony Blair to Hear Trump’s Take on Brexit

    06/24/2016 7:39:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Alex Griswold
    Fox News scored quite the interview Friday morning with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair to get his take on the successful British referendum to leave the European Union, but decided to cut it short to hear Donald Trump speak. Blair was the perfect guest to discuss the political and legal turmoil now facing Britain, and especially to discuss the news that Prime Minister David Cameron will be resigning in the coming months. But then Trump began speaking in Scotland, and Fox made up its mind.
  • Triumph for 'Brexiteer' Nigel Farage, British scourge of the EU

    06/24/2016 7:15:58 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Jun 2016 | Estelle Shirbon
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's vote to leave the European Union is a triumph for Nigel Farage, the abrasive anti-immigration politician who tapped into a deep well of popular anger that rivals failed to understand. On a night that seemed to start badly for the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), with the last opinion polls predicting defeat for the Leave camp in Thursday's referendum, Farage said at first it looked like Remain would win. But it ended with victory for him and on Friday morning he declared jubilantly that the vote for a British exit from the EU, or...
  • Brad Thor Announces Candidacy for President as Third Party Option (Stabby the Clown show continues)

    06/24/2016 7:07:45 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 67 replies
    GlennBeck.com ^ | June 23,2016 | Ted
    Brad Thor dropped a major bomb-shell on Glenn’s radio program Thursday, saying he’s committed to running for president of the United States. Glenn introduced his friend by reminding listeners about the author’s courage in the face of controversy. “I believe Brad is one of the most courageous people out there. Because — he is in business. You’re selling a book. And what you said — I shouldn’t say what you said — because what you said was not controversial,” Glenn said. Some may recall the flak Glenn received following Thor’s fiery remarks about Donald Trump in his previous interview on...
  • How Election Will Really Affect Your Investments

    06/24/2016 6:49:22 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 12 replies
    Money ^ | June 22, 2016 | Taylor Tepper
    Emotions are running high in this campaign. And that—not any candidate’s policies—is the real threat to your portfolio. Here’s how to drown out the noise. Stocks will plunge if Donald Trump is elected President. And the bond market could capsize if Trump goes ahead with plans to renegotiate the national debt. Yeah, but if Hillary Clinton wins the White House, she’ll cripple the economy by hiking taxes by $1 trillion. And oh, by the way, her foreign policy will end up destroying the world. As these are actual statements made by famous investors—like billionaire Mark Cuban and Swiss investment adviser...
  • Britain Votes with Trump, against Hillary, Obama

    06/24/2016 5:59:22 AM PDT · by scpolitician · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2016 | Joel Pollack
    Obama’s advice may have pushed some voters to “leave.” In April, he warned British voters they would be at the “back of the queue” in trade with the U.S. if they left the EU.
  • How Trump benefits from Brexit

    06/24/2016 5:58:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | June 24,2016 | Andy Serwer
    UK voters shocked just about everyone when they voted Thursday to leave the European Union. The Brexit shows the weakness not only of the EU and globalization — but also of polling. And doesn’t Donald Trump love that! Wall Street too was caught completely off guard because it appeared that firms did independent polling that they believed showed the "remain" votes would win, traded the pound sterling up on that notion and then got crushed when the news came out the other way. It really was a rejection of the British establishment by the voters, with a great deal of...
  • Britons 'took their country back' in Brexit vote: Trump

    06/24/2016 5:23:45 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 102 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | June 24,2016
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that Britons had taken back control of their country on Friday, after they voted to leave the European Union (EU) in a referendum. Trump arrived in Scotland -- whose citizens took part in the referendum -- on Friday morning for the opening of his Trump Turnberry luxury golfing resort. In a wide ranging press conference the tycoon said that, in the wake of the referendum, the break-up of the EU looked like it was "on its way, and we'll see what happens." Trump also commented on President Barack Obama's warning in April that...
  • Five reasons Brexit could signal Trump winning the White House

    06/24/2016 5:12:47 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | June 20,2016 | Katy Kay
    A victory for Brexit next week by no means guarantees a Trump victory in the autumn. However, if the forces of disgruntlement, nationalism, populism and anti-globalisation are strong enough to force a radical move in the UK, they may be strong enough to force a radical election in America too.
  • 'Cheers' star John Ratzenberger says hurrah for Donald Trump

    06/24/2016 9:53:32 AM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/24/2016 | Carl Kozlowski
    John Ratzenberger played one of America's most beloved sitcom characters, Cliff the Mailman, on "Cheers" for 11 years. Since then, he has become one of the most-employed voices in Pixar movies, with a role in the latest, "Finding Dory." But he's also a longtime Republican activist who will be appearing in four panels at Politicon starting Saturday and running through the weekend in Pasadena, California. LifeZette talked to the actor, 69, about his opinions on the issues involved in two of his four panels at the weekend gathering -- his passion for the Second Amendment ("Tons of Guns") and his...
  • Obama: UK-US Trade Deal Would Be Back Of Queue (arrogant oligarch Obama!)

    06/24/2016 3:13:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 49 replies
    news.sky.com ^ | 4/22/16
    Barack Obama has said a trade deal between the UK and US would be at the "back of the queue" if the UK left the European Union. The President said a free trade arrangement would not happen "any time soon" in the event of Brexit. Speaking alongside Prime Minister David Cameron at the Foreign Office, he said: "I think it's fair to say that maybe some point down the line there might be a UK-US trade agreement. "But it's not going to happen any time soon because our focus is in negotiating with a big bloc, the European Union, to...
  • DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT REGARDING BRITISH REFERENDUM ON E.U. MEMBERSHIP

    06/24/2016 3:03:44 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 236 replies
    Donald J. trump ^ | 6/24/2016 | Donald J. Trump
    The people of the United Kingdom have exercised the sacred right of all free peoples. They have declared their independence from the European Union and have voted to reassert control over their own politics, borders and economy. A Trump Administration pledges to strengthen our ties with a free and independent Britain, deepening our bonds in commerce, culture and mutual defense. The whole world is more peaceful and stable when our two countries – and our two peoples – are united together, as they will be under a Trump Administration. Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare...
  • Sarah Palin: Happy Brexit prevails!

    06/24/2016 12:37:43 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 71 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | June 24, 2016 | Sarah Palin
    Time out between kids soccer games to tune in to good news of UK voting to leave the European Union - choosing independence from global special interests and affirming status that controls its own borders and protects its own people. Happy Brexit prevails!
  • Live:Donald Trump POST Brexit EVENT from TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND (Trump Turnberry, Scotland) {6-24-16}

    06/24/2016 2:24:20 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 403 replies
    Friday, June 24, 2016 - This event is a press conference held at the Trump Turnberry Resort.@ 10:00am in Turnberry, Scotland @ Trump Turnberry, Scotland. A Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will follow at 11:00 AM. I'm not sure on the time for this. One live thread says 1pm EDT.
  • An Independent Scotland? Please, God, Let it Happen!

    06/23/2016 10:32:21 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Aug 2014 | Milo
    In polite society, the correct opinion to hold about Scottish independence is that the Union must stay together. But I’ve been wondering: might not England thrive, freed from the yoke of those whining, kilted leeches? The more you think about it, the more persuasive the argument seems to be. I’ve been invited to debate this question – whether or not we long-suffering Sassenachs would be better off without our sponging Caledonian neighbours – in early September, at a debate held by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. How might I begin? Well, there are of course the immediate political consequences....
  • Brexit: Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce [Trump connection noted]

    06/23/2016 10:38:06 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 31 replies
    Al Jazeera News ^ | 24-june-2016 | Al Jazeera
    Britain has voted to leave the European Union in a referendum, with the result throwing into question the fate of the 28-nation bloc and several high-profile British politicians, including the prime minister. When asked whether [Prime Minister] Cameron should resign, Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP which had backed a vote to Leave, said: "immediately". "The dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom," he said to loud cheers at a Leave campaign party. "I hope this victory brings down this failed project and leads us to a Europe of sovereign nation states, trading together, being friends together, cooperating together, and...
  • Trump Campaign Moves to Block Convention Coup

    06/23/2016 8:21:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 23, 2016 | Jane C. Timm
    Donald Trump's campaign believes it has the support of enough delegates to prevent a convention coup next month in Cleveland, and is building an expansive team to make sure of it. The campaign's whip team, as first reported by Politico and outlined in interviews with multiple Trump strategists involved in the effort, includes 150 paid staffers and volunteers that will act as a direct line to delegates at the Republican National Convention. Trump's team insists it's not a direct response to the growing grassroots effort to change the convention rules to make it easier to oust Trump as the party's...
  • Democratic platform drafters align on Israeli-Palestinian stance

    06/23/2016 8:01:06 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 23, 2016
    Two delegates to the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee — one appointed by Hillary Clinton and the other by Bernie Sanders — said the platform must reflect the hardships faced both by Israelis and Palestinians. [Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., appointed by Sanders and Clinton respectively, said] “Palestinians struggle under an unjust occupation that deprives them of the rights, opportunities and independence that they deserve. That is the reality of a conflict that has gone on for far too long and at a terrible cost.” The statement was released by J Street, the liberal Middle East policy...
  • Jack Cashill's TWA 800: For a Mother, 20 Years Ago Is Yesterday

    06/23/2016 4:49:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 23, 2016 | Lisa Michelson
    Throughout the TWA 800 investigation, authorities held the grief of family members in ready reserve to ward off tough questions. Within months of the July 1996 crash, FBI honcho Jim Kallstrom was citing the "consternation and pain" of the families to silence critics. True to form, the media interviewed only those family members that affirmed the government position. Many parents, like Lisa Michelson, did not. -- Jack CashillWhen I came home from work on the evening of July 17, 1996 I turned on the television and the newscasts were all saying the same thing: TWA Flight 800, bound for Paris,...
  • The least affordable place to live in America is…

    06/23/2016 12:29:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    The most unaffordable place to live in the US is not San Francisco or Manhattan. It’s Brooklyn. A person earning the average salary in Brooklyn cannot afford the average home there — even if he could spend his entire salary (and then some) on housing, according to a survey released Thursday by real estate firm RealtyTrac, which looked at home sales price data in 417 of the most populous counties in the US as well as average wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The second- and third-most unaffordable places in America are Marin County, Calif., and Santa Cruz,...
  • Report: Corey Lewandowski Lands CNN Gig

    06/23/2016 11:29:43 AM PDT · by hotsteppa · 52 replies
    Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is joining CNN as a political commentator, according to a source familiar with the arrangement. It's a salaried position and will make Lewandowski exclusive to CNN, effective immediately. Trump fired Lewandowski on Monday, ending the tenure of the fiery operative who faced a steady string of controversies while guiding Trump's skeleton campaign operation to a shocking victory in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. That same afternoon, his first in-studio interview was with CNN's Dana Bash (an NBC News reporter caught up with him outside of Lewandowski's apartment as he headed down to the...
  • Democrats End Sit-In After 25 Hours, Drawing Attention to Gun Control

    06/23/2016 11:27:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    House Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in over gun control legislation on Thursday, a protest Speaker Paul D. Ryan labeled a high-profile stunt that undermined the basic institutions of government. Mr. Ryan said he was “not going to allow stunts like this to stop us from carrying out the people’s business.” He added, “This is about a publicity stunt and now a fund-raising scheme.” But on legislative business, it was Mr. Ryan who prevailed. He personally reclaimed control of the House, pounding his gavel and muscling through a major appropriations bill that included funding for combating the Zika virus, without debate.
  • Federal Judge Throws Out Cleveland’s GOP Convention Security Plan

    06/23/2016 11:25:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies
    Federal Judge Throws Out Cleveland’s GOP Convention Security Plan Byron Tau June 23, 2016 1:37 p.m. ET CLEVELAND—A federal judge on Thursday struck down the city of Cleveland’s rules limiting protests during next month’s Republican National Convention, finding the city’s strict security regulations violated the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Court Judge James Gwin ruled the city’s establishment of a large zone around the July convention site within which protesters’ ability to demonstrate would be strictly limited contravened the Constitution’s guarantees of the freedom of speech and assembly. “Under the First Amendment, I do find that the city hasn't sufficiently, narrowly...
  • CNN’s Clinton Cash ‘Fact-Check’ Ends in Embarrassment for Cristina Alesci and Laurie Frankel

    06/23/2016 11:19:15 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 23,2016
    Those questions apparently did not occur to Cristina Alesci and Laurie Frankel. Also, in addition to the $145 million being funneled to the Clinton Foundation before the CFIUS approval, why was a Kremlin-backed bank bankrolling a $500,000 speech in Moscow for Bill Clinton while his wife led the Russian reset? As even the progressive New Yorker magazine put it, “But there is a bigger question: Why was Bill Clinton taking any money from a bank linked to the Kremlin while his wife was Secretary of State?” Shockingly, CNN Money fact-checkers Alesci and Frankel make no mention of the Kremlin-backed $500,000...
  • Federal judge strikes down Cleveland RNC protest zone restrictions

    06/23/2016 11:16:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    politico.com ^ | Louis Nelson
    A federal judge on Thursday struck down rules set for protesters at next month’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Ohio’s branch of the American Civil Liberties Union brought the suit last week against the city of Cleveland, arguing that restrictions on protesters within the “event zone” around Quicken Loans Arena are unconstitutional. Those restrictions would ban certain items, including large backpacks, tape and string, and limit where within the 3.5 square mile zone demonstrators can speak and hold a parade.
  • Democrats end sit-in on gun control

    06/23/2016 11:08:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    thehill.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Cristina Marcos and Mike Lillis
    Democrats ended their sit-in on the House floor shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, after more than 24 hours of stalling proceedings to call for action on gun-control legislation. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) spoke while surrounded by his Democratic colleagues to close the protest, which lasted through the night after beginning shortly after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. "We must come back on July 5 more determined than ever before," Lewis declared in anticipation of the House's return date after the Independence Day recess. Democrats planned to hold a rally on the Capitol steps after ending the sit-in, but what their...
  • Trump's New Website LyingCrookedHillary.com Is Live!

    06/23/2016 10:20:27 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 33 replies
    Lying Crooked Hillary Hillary has no shame! The Benghazi attacks were a preventable tragedy disgraced further by Hillary’s web of lies. #CrookedHillary Just out -- 1st video on Lying Crooked Hillary is up. Check it out here https://www.lyingcrookedhillary.com/lie/hillary-lies-to-benghazi-families/ Posted by Donald J. Trump on Thursday, June 23, 2016 The first lie, Benghazi, is up on the site if you want to check it out.
  • DHS May Ban “Religiously-Charged” Terms Jihad, Sharia to Avert “Us versus Them” in Anti-Terror...

    06/23/2016 10:20:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 23, 2016
    Full title: DHS May Ban “Religiously-Charged” Terms Jihad, Sharia to Avert “Us versus Them” in Anti-Terror Programs Four years after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) purged anti-terrorism training material determined to be offensive to Muslims, its umbrella agency, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), may eliminate divisive Islamic terms like “jihad” and “sharia” in government programs targeting radicalization among youth. It’s political correctness run amok and the Obama administration has played a central role in promoting it by caving in to the demands of various Muslim rights groups. In this latest case a Homeland Security Advisory Council is recommending...
  • Trump thumps Hillary: Cal Thomas (Link Only)

    06/23/2016 10:07:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    Link Only due to copyright complaint.