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  • FBI investigating whether Russian money went to NRA to help Trump

    01/18/2018 1:55:40 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    MSN/Washington Tribune ^ | 1-18-2017 | PETER STONE AND GREG GORDON
    The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy. FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank who is known for his close relationships with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the NRA, the sources said. It is illegal to use foreign money to influence federal elections. It’s unclear how long the Torshin inquiry has been ongoing, but the news comes...
  • U.S. House to vote on self-driving car legislation next week

    08/31/2017 10:27:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2017 | by David Shepardson
    The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Wednesday on a sweeping proposal to speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls and bar states from blocking autonomous vehicles, congressional aides said. The bill, which was passed unanimously by a House panel in July, would allow automakers to obtain exemptions to deploy up to 25,000 vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards in the first year, a cap that would rise to 100,000 vehicles annually over three years. Automakers and technology companies including General Motors Co and Alphabet Inc’s’ self-driving unit Waymo have been pushing for new federal rules making...

    05/29/2017 5:13:00 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 19 replies
    Nerdist ^ | MAY 28, 2017 | LUKE Y. THOMPSON
    Cory James, a reporter for Fresno, California’s KFSN TV action news, began his career reporting on hard news, but he’s now becoming internet famous on a larger scale simply for going on a Disney theme park ride. This week marked the opening of the new Guardians of the Galaxy—Mission: Breakout! ride at Disney’s California Adventure (sorry, Florida fans; Universal still has Marvel theme park rights on the east coast) and in addition to fans swarming the park, TV news crews sent folks like Cory to get some entertainment coverage.
  • Jeb Bush claims vindication on ‘chaos president’ prediction

    05/21/2017 11:52:24 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 76 replies
    The Extract ^ | 5.19.17 | Editor
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Donald Trump’s bitter rival early on in the 2016 presidential campaign, recently said one prediction he made about the then-candidate has proven true. “When I ran for office, I said he is a chaos candidate and would be a chaos president. Unfortunately, so far chaos organizes the presidency right now.” Bush made the comments at the SALT hedge-fund conference in Las Vegas Friday and elaborated on his conclusion.
  • Scarborough: Hillary’s Excuses “Pathetic,” Mika: “Arrogance”

    05/03/2017 7:04:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “Pathetic.” “Arrogance.” Those were the key words that Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski used on today’s Morning Joe, respectively, to describe Hillary Clinton’s excuse-making for her loss. Interviewed by Christiane Amanpour yesterday, Hillary paid lip service to her own mistakes, but ultimately concluded that “the reason I believe we lost were the intervening events in the last 10 days,” citing the Comey letter and Wikileaks. Scarborough: “So who’s going to say it on the set? Who’s going to say it? Anybody going to say it? That was pathetic. I’ll say it. Let me go out, I’ll get killed.” Mika went...
  • Weren’t Syria’s Chemical Weapons Destroyed? It’s Complicated [NY Times Covering For Obama]

    04/08/2017 9:16:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Failing NY Times ^ | 4/7/17 | Scott Obamacultist Shane
    When the Syrian government carried out a gruesome chemical attack on civilians this week, many people had a question: Didn’t the Obama administration, working with Russia and international experts, destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stocks in 2014? In his State of the Union address that year, President Barack Obama declared, “American diplomacy, backed by the threat of force, is why Syria’s chemical weapons are being eliminated.” Months later, in July, on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Secretary of State John Kerry essentially declared the mission accomplished: “We struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out.”
  • Bill O’Reilly Apologizes for Calling Maxine Waters’ Hair a ‘James Brown Wig’

    03/29/2017 5:58:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 54 replies ^ | 3/28/17 | Seth Kelly
    Bill O’Reilly apologized on Tuesday after he sparked backlash for calling Maxine Waters’ hair a “James Brown wig.” “As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs,” O’Reilly said. “I said that again today on Fox & Friends calling her ‘old school.’ Unfortunately, I also made a jest about her hair which was dumb. I apologize.”
  • Malia Obama Just Made Windbreakers Cool Again: Teen Officially Masters '90s Style (mom jeans barf)

    03/28/2017 1:21:08 PM PDT · by drewh · 87 replies
    Harpers Bazaar ^ | 3.28.17 AST | Lauren Alexis Fisher
    Malia Obama Just Made Windbreakers Cool Again The teen has officially mastered '90s style. Despite being born in 1998, Malia Obama has seamlessly mastered the art of '90s style since moving to New York. The former First Daughter has been spotted around the city for her internship in high-waisted denim, Timberlands and lace-up combat boots but over the weekend, she took her penchant for the '90s to a new level. Obama stepped out in one of the most memorable trends of the '90s: a bright color-blocked windbreaker. The 18-year-old styled the retro outerwear with a pair of vintage-cut dad jeans...
  • Sleepless in Seattle, and other places: Trump-induced insomnia stalks blue-state America

    ...Blue America is having trouble with sleep — tossing and turning as they lie awake, then falling into nightmares. And those who are suffering tend to blame the 45th president of the United States. ...“I have not slept a full night since the election,” says New York fashion designer Ariane Zurcher. “I’m 56 years old. I have never had insomnia or issues with sleeping until this.” What’s going through their minds in the dark? Erika Kilborn, a training director for a software company, who has just been diagnosed with cancer, worries she will lose her job as a result of...
  • NYT's Krugman Goes On The Warpath, Says Trump's Win Was 'Illegitimate'

    12/14/2016 3:41:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 97 replies ^ | December 14, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Nobel laureate and unabashed liberal Paul Krugman went on the warpath in an op-ed in The New York Times, where he declared that Donald TrumpÂ’s win was illegitimate, that hackers working for the Russians interfered on behalf of Trump, and that heÂ’s pretty much a Russian plant (the Siberian candidate), who doesnÂ’t deserve any deference because this election was tainted (via NYT): So this was a tainted election. It was not, as far as we can tell, stolen in the sense that votes were counted wrong, and the result wonÂ’t be overturned. But the result was nonetheless illegitimate in...
  • Aide says Trump sold stocks in June, provides no evidence

    12/07/2016 2:11:59 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    yahoo/ap whiners ^ | 12/7/16 | Julie Pace, Chad Day fake journalists
    President-elect Donald Trump sold all of his stocks in June as he plunged into the costly general election campaign, his transition team abruptly announced Tuesday. His advisers provided no proof of the transactions and would not explain the apparent sell-off.
  • THREE PEOPLE Line Up to See TIM KAINEin Florida (Photos)

    11/05/2016 5:33:12 PM PDT · by Paleo Pete · 75 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 5th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Tim Kaine was speaking in Room 102 of Building U at Florida SouthWester State College’s Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus. NBC called these three people a “small line.”
  • Dinosaurs in Noah’s vineyard (carvings at 14th century church)

    09/19/2016 1:18:28 PM PDT · by fishtank · 64 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 6-19-16 | David Lewis
    Dinosaurs in Noah’s vineyard by David Lewis The carving (see image at right), which appears to show two dinosaurs, is on an outside wall of the bell-tower of a fourteenth century church in the Republic of Georgia. Holy Trinity Church (also known as Tsminda Sameba) is on Mount Gergeti, near Stephantsminda village, in the Mount Kazbegi area—close to the borders with North Ossetia and Ingushetia. When I visited this area in 2006 and saw the carvings, I asked a Georgian cleric at the church what they depicted. He commented that they looked like dinosaurs, and he had no idea when...
  • Disgraced Teacher 24, Reveals Details of Affair w/17-yr-old Student (she claims he seduced her)

    09/08/2016 11:47:35 AM PDT · by drewh · 154 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | : 13:13 EST, 8 September 2016 | By JANA FARBEROV FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    A 24-year-old former substitute teacher from Iowa who was arrested in July after admitting to a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student says he had swept her off her feet with love notes scribbled on Post-Its. Mary Beth Haglin, of Cedar Rapids, has been charged with misdemeanor sexual exploitation by a school employee in connection to her six-month tryst with a male student at Washington High School. On Wednesday, Haglin pleaded not guilty to the charge in writing, and her trial date has been set for November 14. If convicted, she could face up to two years in prison and...
  • Fonda and DeGeneres Love ‘Amazing,’ ‘Exciting,’ ‘Smart’ Hillary Clinton { barf alert }

    05/04/2016 11:44:03 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 39 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 3 , 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal celebrities Jane Fonda and Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday strove to offer the most fawning Hillary Clinton praise. Is she “amazing,” “exciting,” or “smart?” All of these things. Appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Fonda cheered, “It's so exciting that she may very well be our president.”
  • Bernie Sanders Defeats the Globetrotters?

    04/09/2016 6:18:46 AM PDT · by Sobranist · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/09/16 | Andrew Sumereau
    Forget Villanova – the biggest winners in basketball are, and always will be, the Harlem Globetrotters. Definitive statistics are elusive, but the latest ESPN tally I found has the Harlem Globetrotters beating their longtime rivals, the Washington Generals, 13,994 times out of their last 14,000 games. Perhaps Bernie Sanders will soon be made aware of this – the theatrical presentation of a competitive sport – and better understand the role the DNC and Clinton forces have in mind for him, the venerable liberal malcontent far in left field: unthreatening, entertaining, certain to lose.
  • Ted Cruz Tries, Fails to Explain ‘New York Values’ to Actual New Yorkers

    04/07/2016 8:30:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 551 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 7 Apr 16 | Claire Landsbaum
    Cruz's reception in New York was chilly. Back in January, Ted Cruz made the mistake of assuming the rest of America still hates New York. His dismissal of "New York values" didn't endear him to the Empire State — Governor Cuomo demanded an apology from Cruz, and the New York Daily News did what the New York Daily News does best — and as expected, the comment came back to haunt him as he campaigned in the Bronx on Wednesday. Meanwhile, at a massive rally in Long Island, Donald Trump, who's polling ahead of Cruz in New York by a...
  • This Fan Video was Pretty Well Made, I Must Say (The Trumpinator)...

    03/24/2016 6:42:34 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 21 replies
    March 21, 2016 | Vanity
  • Video: Raul Raises Obama's Limp Arm [Unbelievable...We have sunk so low]

    03/21/2016 2:30:28 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    @POTUS and Castro get hands-on at a press conference in Cuba
  • Former Jeb staffers tear into Christie endorsement

    02/26/2016 2:36:24 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/26/16 | Bradford Richardson
    Former staffers to Jeb Bush's suspended presidential campaign on Friday tore into Chris Christie for endorsing GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. Former Bush communications director Tim Miller called Christie "pathetic" and suggested he bonded with Trump over a "big meal," an apparent reference to Christie's weight. And former chief strategist David Kochel compared the endorsement to a "fat kid" surrendering his lunch money to a "bully."