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  • Anti-Establishment Candidates Gear Up Across the Country

    10/20/2017 10:54:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/17 | Amanda House
    As the 2018 campaign for control of the U.S. Senate takes shape, a bevy of populist-nationalist candidates are competing for the primary endorsement of a pro-Donald Trump super PAC. “Great America PAC is building the ‘Trump Ticket’ for 2018 and we are proud to support these candidates who have answered the call of their fellow citizens,” Ed Rollins, chief strategist of Great America PAC, said in a Tuesday press release. Great America PAC and its sister 501(c)(4) “Great America Alliance” are confident they will come to define the anti-establishment wing of the developing Republican Party civil war. “We will be the...
  • WATCH: Trayvon Martins Mom Blasts NRA For Murder Insurance [VIDEO]

    10/20/2017 6:03:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/19/2017 | Amber Randall
    The mother of Trayvon Martin criticized the National Rifle Associations decision to offer people insurance if they fatally shoot someone in a new ad. Sybrina Fulton, Martins mother, starred in a nearly two-minute clip from gun control group Guns Down, calling on people to take a stand against two companies backing the NRAs carry guard insurance. They spend millions lobbying for laws that allow them to shoot first and stand their ground.But that just makes it easier to get away with murder, Fulton says in the clip. Now theyre selling insurance that covers the cost when a gun owner kills...
  • Jake Tappers Interview With A Gold Star Dad Didnt Go So Well [VIDEO]

    10/20/2017 5:48:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/19/2017 | Justin Caruso
    CNNs Jake Tapper interviewed a Gold Star Dad Thursday, creating an awkward moment after asking about President Barack Obama calling him after his sons death at a time when Obama was not president. Tapper, in an interview with Gold Star father Paul Monti, asked about President Obama calling him after his son, Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti died in Afghanistan. Tapper asked, So you received a call from President Obama after Jared was killed, did you find comfort in it? Or is the whole thing just so painful it doesnt even really matter? Monti answered, Well, first of all, set...
  • Why is gun ownership so high in the US?

    10/20/2017 5:26:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/20/2017 | Peter Skurkiss
    After the horrific shooting in Las Vegas, many people ask why is gun ownership so high in the U.S.? That's an honest question. Maybe you've asked that of yourself or have had it pose to you by a liberal friend as I have. There are many reasons, and I'd like to touch of a few of the less mentioned ones. And no, they have nothing to do with hunting and target shooting.
  • The real reason Hollywood is gunning for the NRA

    10/20/2017 5:19:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/20/2017 | Lowell Ponte
    Actor Alec Baldwin and California lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom have helped launch a crusade to win an Oscar for the documentary Making A Killing: Guns, Greed And the NRA. Their reasons in this case may go beyond the predictable liberal virtue-signaling. When a sex scandal erupted against producer Harvey Weinstein, his first response was to pledge that he would "channel anger" in a campaign against the National Rifle Association, one of the most reliable devil-dolls liberals stick pins in to prove their bona fides. Weinstein must have been shocked when this gesture did not gain him instant forgiveness for his...
  • Lefties: Nitwit John Kelly Is an Odious Coward Making Bizarre, Dishonest, Racist Remarks

    10/20/2017 4:56:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/19/2017 | Curtis Houck
    In addition to CNN, liberal activists, actors, journalists, and trolls disturbingly berated and maligned the character of John Kelly following his Thursday Whtie House remarks, declaring him to be an odious coward and nitwit offering a bizarre, dishonest, and racist statement amidst the Gold Star family controversy. Lets take the CNNers who werent able to participate in the CNN Newsroom berating of Kelly immediately after he left the White House briefing room. CNN political commentator Symone Sanders played the race card, insinuating racism in Kellys discussion about fallen service members and response to Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (Fla.) (who incited...
  • How the slave system still infects black culture

    10/20/2017 4:46:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/20/2017 | Mason Weaver
    The slave master can no longer take care of your children. The slave master cannot provide slave quarters for you. If you allow him to set your culture, then you will have a slave culture. The slave master is dead, so are all of the slaves he owned. If you want to use your energy to work all of your life just to die at retirement, keep seeking a master over your life. If you are not the master of your own life, you and your children will die in self-imposed slavery and poverty. We keep hearing about the black...
  • Elena Kagan: The Supreme Court Adopted Scalias Textualist Judicial Reasoning

    10/19/2017 11:14:24 AM PDT · by Sopater · 46 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 18, 2017 | Andrew Kugle
    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said Monday the high court has adopted much of the late Justice Antonin Scalia's textualist judicial reasoning. Kagan was speaking to an audience at the Chicago-Kent College of Law when she said that Scalia's judicial reasoning has come to dominate the court, the Washington Examiner reported. Scalia, who sat on the Supreme Court for 30 years before his death in 2016, was a proponent of textualism, a theory in which the interpretation of law is based on the meaning of legal text as it would be commonly understood at the time of its passage, and...
  • Sandy Hook Families' Suit Against Gun Maker Goes to Supreme Court(state) on Nov. 14

    10/19/2017 9:39:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    courant.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | Dave Altimari
    The state Supreme Court will hear arguments on Nov. 14 in the closely watched case involving the families of victims of the Sandy Hook massacre who are suing the gun manufacturer that makes the weapon used in the shootings. The families of 10 victims filed the lawsuit in January 2015, seeking to hold the Remington Outdoor Co. liable for the massacre because it marketed a gun to the public it knew was made for military use. Adam Lanza shot his way into the Newtown school on Dec. 14, 2012, and fired 154 bullets in about five minutes from a Bushmaster...
  • Mass. Senate holds public hearing on bump stock ban, but no one shows up

    10/19/2017 9:31:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    masslive.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | Shira Schoenberg
    After the Massachusetts Legislature sped restrictions on bump stocks, a tool to increase the firing rate of guns, through the legislative process, senators opened the issue up to a public hearing. No members of the public showed up. "I was not going to ask most of our people to take a day off and come to the Statehouse to talk about something that already happened," said Jim Wallace, executive director of Gun Owners' Action League of Massachusetts.
  • Uranium One Means Mueller Must Recuse Himself from Russia Probe

    10/19/2017 6:56:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/19/2017 | Roger Simon
    At the end of their lengthy editorial regarding the new Uranium One revelations -- "Team Obama's stunning coverup of Russian crimes" -- the New York Post editorial board writes: Until September 2013, the FBI director was Robert Mueller whos now the special counsel probing Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Its hard to see how he can be trusted in that job unless he explains what he knew about this Obama-era cover-up. I'll go the Post one better. Virtually whatever Mueller has to say about his involvement or non-involvement in this metastasizing scandal, he must recuse himself immediately for...
  • How Sad! Netflix, Chelsea Handler Cancel Show So She Can Become Full-Time Activist(LOL!)

    10/19/2017 6:32:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/18/2017 | Curtis Houck
    Far-left actress and talk show host Chelsea Handler announced in a Wednesday night statement on her Twitter account that her eponymous Netflix show would be cancelled at years end so she could devote her full attention to being a radical leftist advocating for pro-abortion women. Handler placed blame on President Trump, but she maintained that shell stay with Netflix for a future documentary on discussions with people she disagrees with. She began the letter by stating that the 2016 election and life under the Trump administration have galvanized me and [f]rom the national level down to the grassroots, its clear...
  • Will Ken Burns' twisted version of Vietnam War endure?

    10/19/2017 5:35:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/19/2017 | Richard Botkin
    No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now. Richard Nixons 1994 post-war observation remains as prescient as ever. With the release of the Ken Burns/Lynne Novick epic 10-part PBS documentary on the war last month, it is safe to say that the misreporting and misremembering have only been compounded and exacerbated. For those among us who expected favorable treatment for the American effort to halt the spread of communism and a serious look at our South Vietnamese allies beyond the recycled shibboleths of their leaders as corrupt...
  • Celebrities Urge Americans to Reject NRA, Concealed Carry in Wake of Vegas Shooting

    10/18/2017 8:07:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | October 18, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, and Sheryl Crow are among a number of celebrities urging Americans to reject the NRA and concealed carry of firearms in the wake of the shooting at a Las Vegas country music concert this month. Laura Dern, Bill Hader, and Adam Scott are also taking part in the anti-gun campaign, as is noted gun control advocate Julianne Moore. The celebrities are part of the Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety PSA against the NRA specifically, and against gun rights generally. In typical Everytown fashion, the PSA does not present real solutions to the attack in Vegasafter...
  • Furious Democrat: 'This Might Wind Up to Be Mr. Trump's Benghazi'

    10/18/2017 9:12:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | Susan Jones
    Excoriated as cold-hearted for his (reported) comments to the widow of a fallen soldier, President Trump responded to his latest critic -- a Florida Democrat -- via Twitter on Wednesday morning: "Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!" Trump wrote. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) says she was listening on speakerphone to part of Trump's conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was one of four American soldiers killed during a recent ambush in Niger.
  • Hollywood: Call Congress To Reject The NRA [VIDEO]

    10/18/2017 9:02:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | Amber Athey
    In the wake of the Vegas shooting, Hollywood actors are urging people to call Congress and ask them to oppose any gun measures backed by the National Rifle Association. In a video for Everytown for Gun Safety, Emma Stone, Bill Hader, Melissa McCarthy, and others voice support for gun control legislation and ask viewers to text Everytown for Gun Safety so that they can be connected with their congressmen. The mass shooting in Las Vegas has all of us grieving, scared, and angry, Stone begins in the video. Knowing what to do about it can be confusing, Bill Hader continues....
  • NHS bans surgeries for smokers, obese people

    10/18/2017 8:34:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | Rick Moran
    The British National Health Service (NHS) has provoked a firestorm by temporarily banning surgeries on people who smoke, and those who are obese. Patients who smoke must quit for at least 8 weeks before non-urgent surgery and obese people must lose weight before the NHS gives the go ahead. The Telegraph: In recent years, a number of areas have introduced delays for such patients - with some told operations will be put back for months, during which time they are expected to try to lose weight or stop smoking. But the new rules, drawn up by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)...
  • Marie Harf inanely credits Obama with retaking Raqqa

    10/18/2017 8:21:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    I realize that it must be intensely humiliating for members of the Obama foreign policy team to see President Trump making good on his promise to eliminate ISIS. The rapid fall of the Jihad Caliphate is showing up the bloody fecklessness of the Obama administration, which, after the President ridiculed ISIS as the jayvee, was forced to lamely account for its failure effectively dispatch it. But Marie Harf has gone the extra mile into absurdity in dealing with the shame, actually trying to credit her former boss, President Obama, with the victory. She was, in other words, harfing. The Urban...
  • Left-Wing Billionaire Activist Tom Steyer: 'Please Raise My Taxes'

    10/18/2017 8:16:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/17/2017 | Aly Nielsen
    In liberal billionaire Tom Steyers ideal world, his taxes would be raised, the coal industry would be no more and President Donald Trump would be impeached. I am strongly opposed to even one more penny in [tax] cuts for rich people and corporations, the prominent Democrat donor and activist declared in an Los Angeles Times op-ed Oct. 5. Instead, he wants the government to raise taxes on the rich and use the money to invest directly in the American people. Steyer is the founder of Farallon Capital Management, a hedge fund that made money through coal investments until 2014. He...
  • Another 'evil Trump' CNN smear(enviro screed)

    10/18/2017 7:30:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | John Stossel
    Did you happen to catch CNNs latest smear? Anderson Coopers show recently featured a two-part exclusive that claims Donald Trumps EPA director had conspired with the CEO of a mining company to withdraw environmental restrictions so the company could dig the largest open pit mine in the world in an extremely sensitive watershed in wild Alaska. The report was enough to horrify any caring person. CNN showed beautiful pictures of colorful salmon swimming in Bristol Bay, and the reporter intoned dramatically, EPA staffers were shocked to receive this email obtained exclusively by CNN which says we have been directed by...