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  • Watch Live: Funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush

    04/20/2018 10:50:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    nbc ^ | April 20, 2018 | nbc
    Watch Live: Funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush Former first lady Barbara Bush will be laid to rest after a funeral service at St. Martin's Church in Houston, Texas. Past presidents and first ladies will be in attendance to pay their respects. Bush was 92.
  • Affluent Democrats Aren’t an Obstacle to Economic Populism

    04/20/2018 6:22:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 20, 2018 | By Eric Levitz
    The Democratic Party has never been more reliant on the support of upper-middle-class voters than it is today. And the economic fortunes of affluent Americans - and those of the typical working-class household - have rarely been more disparate. These twin developments have inspired much commentary about the class tensions beneath Team Blue’s “big tent”. There is little doubt that it would be easier to advance radical economic reform in an America where politics was sharply polarized along class lines, and working people of all races were concentrated in a single partisan coalition. It is absolutely true that a liberal...
  • US Marshals CAPTURE gambling-addict granny near the Mexican border(trunc)

    04/20/2018 5:42:47 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/20/2018 | Valerie Edwards and Emily Crane
    A Minnesota grandmother who was wanted over the shooting deaths of her husband and a woman has been arrested in Texas near the US-Mexico border. Lois Riess, 56, has been on the run ever since her husband David Riess was found shot dead at their home in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, on March 23. Her second alleged victim, Pamela Hutchinson, was found dead at her condo in Fort Meyers Beach in Florida on April 9. A US Marshals Service statement says two federal deputy marshals arrested Riess Thursday night around 8.30pm at a South Padre Island, Texas, restaurant. Scroll down for...
  • GANGLAND: MS-13 Orders Members to ‘TAKE OUT COPS’ in New York

    04/20/2018 5:39:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | 04/20/18 | Hannity Staff
    Notorious street-gang MS-13 has reportedly ordered its members to “take out” police officers in New York; hoping to send a strong message to authorities following a serious crackdown on the group throughout the region. According to the New York Post, the NYPD is on high-alert after a confidential informant told police that gang members were given a green light to murder local police officers; particularly in the nearby town of Hempstead on Long Island. “The police have been making too many arrests and it’s time to take the streets back and take out (shoot) a cop like we do in...
  • Bush-bashing professor has Fresno State scrambling to keep its donors

    04/20/2018 5:41:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 70 replies
    nypost ^ | 04/20/2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A Fresno State professor who called the late Barbara Bush “racist” soon after her death Tuesday, and said she was glad “the witch is dead,” continues to face fallout as donors mull ceasing donations to the institution. Randa Jarrar, an English professor at the school (also known as California State University at Fresno), sparked outrage Tuesday just hours after the former first lady died at age 92, writing a number of tweets attacking Bush and the family. “Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F*** outta here with...
  • Branch Davidian tragedy sparked government suspicion that still haunts us 25 years later

    04/19/2018 10:00:35 AM PDT · by BBell · 62 replies
    https://www.dallasnews.com/ ^ | 4/19/18 | Lee Hancock
    WACO — The fire rose above the Texas prairie like a portent, an inferno consuming David Koresh and more than 70 of his followers in the Branch Davidian compound. Koresh's personal apocalypse was televised live worldwide just after noon on April 19, 1993. Questions about what went wrong began to mount before the ashes were cool. How could a 33-year-old ninth-grade dropout convince so many people that he was the Lamb and God had willed this terrible end - nurses and teachers, a postman and a Harvard-educated lawyer, Australians and Brits, New Zealanders and an Argentinian-born Israeli Jew? Above all,...
  • You Won’t Believe What Tax Reform Will Cost Wealthy Californians In 2019

    04/18/2018 1:52:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Lots of people just talk about soaking the rich, but Donald Trump and the GOP actually did it — in California, anyway, although they won’t be alone. The controversial phase-out of the state and local tax deduction (SALT) will drop like a bombshell on high-tax-rate blue states, which is one reason why Democrats so staunchly opposed it. According to an analysis from California’s Franchise Tax Board, the Golden State will be Ground Zero: President Donald Trump’s tax cuts will be anything but for about 1 million California taxpayers who will owe Uncle Sam more money a year from now.They’re...
  • Guard shoots 3 suspected burglars at Katy Freeway gun store

    04/17/2018 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 27 replies
    KHOU Houston ^ | 4-17-2018
    HOUSTON --- A security guard at a gun store along the Katy Freeway shot three suspected burglars early Tuesday, according to the Houston Police Department. The crime and shooting happened at the Full Armor Firearms in the 11900 block of Katy Freeway. Around 2:07 a.m. the security guard reported an attempted break-in in progress at the store. He then reported he was involved in a shootout with the suspects. The wounded suspects fled the scene and later crashed their car. All three were then transported to the hospital with a police escort. One of the three suspects is said to...
  • Bump stock maker Slide Fire to stop taking orders, shutter website

    04/18/2018 8:28:20 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 35 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 04/18/18 | Chris Eger
    Embattled Texas-based Slide Fire Solutions announced on their website this week that they will no longer accept orders for their products next month and will shut down their website. The company, the primary manufacturer of bump stock devices in the country, said in a notice that their website will go dark at midnight on May 20, with orders placed prior to that date processed and shipped. “We thank you for your support,” said the statement simply. The company, who holds itself as the “sole patent holder of bump fire technology” with numerous patents registered, is a defendant in numerous lawsuits...
  • San Diego County supervisors vote 3-1 to support the Trump lawsuit against California sanctuary laws

    04/17/2018 2:49:57 PM PDT · by Ronniesque · 50 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 4-17-2018 | Kate Morrissey
    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 to support the Trump administration’s lawsuit against California over laws that the state passed last year to limit its role in immigration enforcement. The county will file an amicus brief at the first available opportunity, likely on appeal, said Kristin Gaspar, supervisor for District 3 and chairwoman of the board. “We’re talking about people who are crossing the border illegally, coming into this county and committing a crime and them being let loose probably to commit another crime,” said Dianne Jacobs, supervisor for District 2. “That creates a public safety issue...
  • Dogs lived and died with humans 10,000 years ago in the Americas

    04/17/2018 5:40:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Science News ^ | April 16, 2018 | Bruce Bower
    A trio of dogs buried at two ancient human sites in Illinois lived around 10,000 years ago, making them the oldest known domesticated canines in the Americas. Radiocarbon dating of the dogs’ bones shows they were 1,500 years older than thought, zooarchaeologist Angela Perri said April 13 at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The previous age estimate was based on a radiocarbon analysis of burned wood found in one of the animals’ graves. Until now, nearly 9,300-year-old remains of dogs eaten by humans at a Texas site were the oldest physical evidence of American canines.
  • Inside the Night McCain Helped Doom the GOP Health Care Bill

    04/18/2018 12:15:52 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 30 replies
    PBS ^ | April 17, 2018 | Patrice Taddonio
    From criticizing President Donald Trump for congratulating Vladimir Putin on his re-election in March, to saying earlier this month that Trump’s comments about withdrawing from Syria “emboldened” Bashar al-Assad, Arizona Senator John McCain in recent weeks has continued to uphold his reputation as one of the Republican Party’s most vocal critics of the president. But what was perhaps McCain’s most dramatic gesture of dissent against President Trump to date came at 1:30 a.m. on July 28, 2017. In the opening scene from the new FRONTLINE documentary McCain, which traces the Republican Party’s evolution across McCain’s political career, and how President...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Stormy Daniels' drummer husband was arrested in 2015 for attempting to 'recklessly...

    04/18/2018 6:00:55 AM PDT · by McGruff · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 March 2018 | Alana Goodman
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE: Stormy Daniels' drummer husband was arrested in 2015 for attempting to 'recklessly cause bodily injury' by pushing the porn star to the ground but abuse charges were only dropped two weeks ago - just before 60 Minutes interview Stormy Daniels's husband Glendon Crain was arrested for domestic violence following an incident at the couple's Dallas suburb home in 2015 An incident report obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com reveals Crain, 41, pushed Daniels to the ground in an attempt to 'cause bodily injury' Crain was charged with family violence and was released on a $1,500 bond two days after...
  • Schultz: MSNBC Fired Me Because They Were 'In the Tank for Hillary' and I Supported Bernie

    04/17/2018 5:48:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Former MSNBC host Ed Schultz opened up in a recent interview about why he believes he was fired in 2015. Schultz, who’s now anchor of a show on RT, told National Review‘s Jamie Weinstein that he believes it was because he supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), which was problematic, he charged, because the network was “in the tank for Hillary Clinton.”He described how MSNBC chief Phil Griffin was a "watchdog" who closely managed which stories were covered, and relayed one incident where his story about Sanders’s launch of his campaign was bumped in favor of other news. Sanders gave his official campaign...
  • Fallout over tolls divides local, state leaders

    04/16/2018 11:04:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The political tide has turned against toll roads in Texas, imperiling a Tomball interchange project and hamstringing frustrated local officials, while setting an ominous tone for projects to come. For years, state officials relied on tolls to tackle some of TexasÂ’ biggest traffic messes as a way to build without adding taxes. Since 2016, however, Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have taken hard-line stances against the mixing of Texas Department of Transportation money and toll revenues. Most Popular More men accuse former Texas judge, Baptist leader of sexual misconduct Breaking down 2018 Texas A&M football: Quarterback With...
  • Facebook Is Breaking A Promise, And Now Conservatives Are Paying The Price

    04/15/2018 2:56:17 PM PDT · by upchuck · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Apr 15, 2018 | Anders Hagstrom
    When Facebook makes promises, news outlets make bets, and dozens of outlets did just that when Facebook signaled an increase in traffic for video products in 2017. Now, Facebook seems to be reneging on its promise. Vox fired 50 video producers due to lagging Facebook traffic in February, but conservative news outlets have been on unstable ground with Facebook since 2016. The IJR had a culling of its own, and RARE went out of business entirely. In January, Facebook changed policies and cut the amount of news users will see on the site in general and also made the decision...
  • Backpage.com CEO pleads guilty, will testify against others

    04/15/2018 2:28:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/13/2018 | DON THOMPSON
    The chief executive of Backpage.com pleaded guilty to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering, and agreed to testify in ongoing prosecutions against others at the website that authorities have dubbed a lucrative nationwide "online brothel," authorities said. "For far too long, Backpage.com existed as the dominant marketplace for illicit commercial sex, a place where sex traffickers frequently advertised children and adults alike," U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. "But this illegality stops right now." Backpage brought in a half-billion dollars since it began in 2004, mostly though prominent risque advertising for escorts and massages,...
  • Barbara Bush in failing health

    Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health, a source close to the Bush family tells CNN. At 92 years old, Bush has been suffering for some time and has been in and out of the hospital multiple times in the last year while battling with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, and congestive heart failure. The source said she is being cared for at her home in Houston and has decided she does not want to go back into the hospital.
  • Federal Judge in L.A. Strikes Down Trump’s Plan to Punish Sanctuary Cities

    04/15/2018 8:08:36 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Apr 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    A federal judge in Los Angeles this week struck down the Trump administration’s policy of denying certain Department of Justice law enforcement grants to cities that adopt “sanctuary” policies and refuse to cooperate with immigration enforcement. The Los Angeles Times reports: U.S. District Judge Manuel Real issued a permanent, nationwide ban against a Justice Department policy that gave an edge to obliging police departments applying for a community policing grant program. In doing so, Real dealt a legal setback to the Trump administration in its aggressive campaign to crack down on illegal immigration and to force compliance from law enforcement...
  • California Is the Model for National Divorce, Not Democratic Domination

    04/14/2018 2:19:08 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 34 replies
    NRO ^ | 13 Apr 2018 | Davi French
    The demographic-inevitability thesis is less credible than ever. Last week, one of the most powerful men in America, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, endorsed as a “great read” a Medium article entitled “The Great Lesson of California in America’s New Civil War.” The article, by Peter Leyden and Ruy Teixeira, is one entry in a lengthy four-part series called “California Is the Future,” and it posits that there is “no bipartisan path forward for America.” Leyden and Teixeira believe that there are two competing economic systems, classes, and cultures, and that one has to win while the other has to lose....