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  • Pelosi-Backed PAC Took Funds From Owner of Site Tied to Underage Prostitution

    04/26/2017 1:06:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 25, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    House Majority PAC aims to regain seats for House Democrats. A political action committee that is backed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) took funds from the co-owner of a website that is linked to underage prostitution. The House Majority PAC, an Alexandria, Virginia-based Super PAC created in 2011 to "answer the barrage of GOP outside spending" and help Democrats regain seats in the House of Representatives, accepted a $10,000 contribution last year from James Larkin, the co-owner of the Backpage.com, a website linked to underage trafficking and prostitution. Larkin, along with Michael G. Lacey, were co-owners of...
  • Liberal protest mob storms Heritage Foundation

    04/25/2017 6:11:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 115 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Apr 25, 2017 | Philip Wegmann
    Instead of trying to help reach consensus with traditional protest, they tried intimidating the opposition ... The mob that just muscled their way into the lobby of the Heritage Foundation must have missed Obama's lecture. When those partisans pushed past security onto private property, they signaled that the liberal resistance has given up on unity. Quite simply, division is the new goal. More than a tantrum, this is a significant shift in the direction of the reiterating protests that have continued non-stop since Trump took office ... Around 200 protestors flooded into Heritage's Capitol Hill headquarters an hour before noon...
  • The Latest: Virginia GOP candidate offended by Trump tape

    04/23/2017 1:59:18 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 92 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | April 22, 2017 5:05 pm | AP
    The front-runner for the Republican nomination in Virginia’s closely watched governor’s race is expressing discomfort with series of vulgar and predatory comments about women President Donald Trump made in a recording 12 years ago. Ed Gillespie said at a Republican debate Saturday in Goochland that he was offended by comments from a 2005 Access Hollywood tape in which Trump boasted about groping women.
  • Brat: New health care bill can be done in a week

    04/22/2017 12:38:33 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/21/2007 | Sally Persons
    Rep. Dave Brat said Friday the GOP can get the new health care bill done in a week. “It’s not really a new bill,” Mr. Brat, Virginia Republican and a member of the House Freedom Caucus, said on CNN’s “New Day.” “We’re still waiting on the official text.” Mr. Brat said that after the Republicans’ failed attempt at putting together a replacement plan for Obamacare last month, Vice President Mike Pence came together with House Republicans to work out the issues from the last bill. “Vice President Pence came over and met with all of us. He had a great...
  • Muslim “NO-GO” Zones Confirmed In 9 U.S. States. Warn Your Friends.

    04/22/2017 12:39:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 137 replies
    Angry Patriot ^ | April 21, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    Another day passes as radical Islam continues its aggressive expansion across the globe. Now OUR country is in serious trouble.A video has appeared that shows Muslim enclaves ruled by Sharia law in nine different states: Alaska, California, New York, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Americans are forbidden to enter these communities. (via Twitter)Dear Obama: please admit you have failed the American people. It is because of your “open border” policies that we now are losing valuable real estate in our own country. This is unacceptable.After eight years of Obama, we have literally lost American soil to terrorists....
  • Elijah Cummings Sees Adam Schiff, Barbara Lee, and Tim Kaine as Rising Stars of Dem Party

    04/21/2017 10:58:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The one sure thing about politics that this Insurrectionist has learned can be summed up in two words: “things change.” So just like James Carville, who was wrong when in 2009 he wrote a book predicting that Dems would rule for 40 more years, it would be a bad mistake for Republicans to gloat, rest on their laurels, or assume they’ll control both houses of congress for the foreseeable future. That said, the current sorry state of the Democrat party was put into sharp focus by Elijah Cummings on today’s Morning Joe. Asked by Donny Deutsch to mention three “up-and-coming...
  • Freed Egyptian American Prisoner Returns Home Following Trump Intervention

    04/20/2017 8:40:18 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 21 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 20, 2017
    An Egyptian American charity worker who was imprisoned in Cairo for three years and became the global face of Egypt’s brutal crackdown on civil society returned home to the United States late Thursday after the Trump administration quietly negotiated her release. President Trump and his aides worked for several weeks with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to secure the freedom of Aya Hijazi, 30, a U.S. citizen, as well as her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, who is Egyptian, and four other humanitarian workers. Trump dispatched a U.S. government aircraft to Cairo to bring Hijazi and her family to Washington. Hijazi, who...
  • This Islamic School Helps Students Build Their American And Muslim Identity

    04/20/2017 11:23:55 AM PDT · by posterchild · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | Apr 20, 2017 | Tom Gjelten
    ... The academy, which serves elementary and middle school grades, was established in 1999, "to cultivate and nurture a thriving American Muslim identity that balances religious, academic and cultural knowledge and imparts the importance of civic involvement and charitable work." The school combines traditional classes with Islamic instruction. All students take Arabic, recite from the Quran, and are taught how to pray. Shad Imam, who has a daughter and a son enrolled here, says he and his wife were drawn to this school because of the way Islamic ideas are woven into the curriculum.
  • Fairfax, VA Student Slams Liberal Indoctrination

    04/19/2017 3:03:51 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 19 replies
    ResistanceMedia ^ | April 18, 2017 | Louis Zhang
    By Louis Zhang Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) houses the country’s and maybe the world’s most competitive high schools and is infamous for their #closeFCPS trend that is still annoyingly popular today. This school district is just another reason why living in NoVA is so great. However, you’ve got an idiot running the thing, and he is called Ryan McElveen. You might’ve heard about his push to force gender neutral bathrooms, but that’s not all. To show you the damage he and other board members have caused, let me welcome you to my school, Chantilly High School. This school, like...
  • Charlottesville City Council votes to sell Lee statue

    04/19/2017 1:47:37 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 25 replies
    Despite a pending court case that will ultimately determine the general’s fate, the Charlottesville City Council voted 3-2 Monday evening to sell the city’s statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
  • ONE DEAD, TWO INJURED AFTER MILITARY CHOPPER CRASHES IN MARYLAND

    04/17/2017 4:15:37 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 17 April 2017 | JEFFREY COOK
    Updated 17 mins ago One crewmember died and two others were injured after a U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter crashed at a golf course in Leonardtown, Maryland, during a "routine training flight" shortly before 2 p.m. EST today, officials told ABC News. The survivors, in critical and serious condition respectively, were transported to the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, the Army said.
  • EPA head tells coal miners 'regulatory assault is over'

    04/13/2017 6:46:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2017 6:37 PM EDT | Joe Mandak
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told dozens of Pennsylvania coal miners Thursday that the “regulatory assault” on their industry is over, and that the environment can be protected without hurting business. “We’re going to do it the American way, grow jobs and show the rest of the world how it’s done,” Pruitt said before going on a mine tour about 50 miles south of Pittsburgh. “The regulatory assault is over,” he said, referring to tightened environmental and other regulatory standards on coal and other energy industries under former President Barack Obama. “We’re going to partner together with you.” Pruitt...
  • Good News: VA Now Tracking Wait Times, Firing Bad Employees

    04/13/2017 1:07:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | Apr 13, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Veterans will now have the opportunity to check wait times at the 1,700 Veterans Affairs facilities across the country. ... The new website is a must for the VA. The unforgivably long wait times at too many VA centers has plagued the agency and placed veterans in danger. At a Phoenix facility, veterans had to wait for care an average of 115 days. The VA is also taking concrete steps of draining the swamp of bad employees. Under current law, some clinics' hands are tied over VA employees who engage in nefarious behavior. For instance, an employee in Houston who...
  • In GOP primary, Wagner runs on gas tax increase

    04/12/2017 10:52:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Press ^ | April 11, 2017 | Travis Fain
    State Sen. Frank Wagner, a Republican candidate for governor, said Monday he'd like to turn much of U.S. 58 into an interstate as part of his plan to juice transportation construction in Virginia with an increase in the gas tax. The increase, part of a tiered plan that would charge more per gallon when prices are low, then roll back the rate when prices rise, wouldn't just affect rates in Hampton Roads or Northern Virginia, which have regional taxes. It would be statewide in implementation and effect, Wagner said. Wagner is charting an unusual course in this GOP primary: running...
  • Rolling Stone settles, but fight over UVA rape story isn't over

    04/12/2017 6:55:46 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/12 | Associated Press
    Rolling Stone magazine settled a University of Virginia administrator's lawsuit over its discredited story about a rape on campus, but its legal fights over the botched article aren't over. Attorneys for Rolling Stone and Nicole Eramo announced this week that they reached a confidential settlement over the 2014 story "A Rape on Campus," putting an end to the lengthy case stemming from the now-debunked claims of a woman identified only as "Jackie." "We are delighted that this dispute is now behind us, as it allows Nicole to move on and focus on doing what she does best, which is supporting...
  • Virginia illegal immigrant charged in sex abuse case involving 12-year-old girl

    04/12/2017 1:58:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 12, 2017
    A 40-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico who had been deported from the U.S. was arrested Friday in Virginia on sex abuse charges involving a 12-year-old girl. Oscar Perez-Rangel faces charges including felony aggravated sexual battery. The abuse allegedly occurred between October and December 2016, Fox 5 reported. The girl was abused while at a daycare center operated by Perez-Rangel’s girlfriend, investigators said. “Perez-Rangel was previously removed from the U.S., and has felony convictions for attempted robbery, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and illegal re-entry after removal,” Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement to...
  • Newly Energized Liberals Pour Record Effort Into Local Races

    04/12/2017 9:53:04 AM PDT · by yoe · 46 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 11, 2017 | Janet Hook
    Upset over Trump’s victory, grassroots Democrats enlist in nationwide efforts to swing special House elections, state contests and mayoral races; Republicans dig in, citing a lack of results so far.
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    04/11/2017 3:02:17 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 11, 2017 | Mark Levin
    A Good And Blessed Happy Passover To Mark, His Dear Ones, And To The Jewish FRpers. Happy Easter To The Christian FRpers. Good Evening And Welcome!
  • Sen. Tim Kaine Speaks on U.S. Strikes Syria.

    04/07/2017 8:09:43 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr 7, 2017 | CNN
    Wow, for once IMHO CNN did a decent job. Kaine kept trying to say Trump failed to work with congress to declare War. The CNN guy (I do not know him) kept saying congress has failed for years to declare war. To the best of my knowledge the last time congress actually declared war was WWII.
  • Tim Kaine: Trump has no congressional authorization for Syria strike

    04/07/2017 7:11:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 120 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 7, 2017 | Kyle Feldscher
    "He should not have done this without coming to Congress," Kaine said. The strikes took place around 8:40 p.m. Eastern time Thursday night and were only confirmed following the attack. While some members of Congress were notified of the strikes, the majority found out through press reports, Kaine said. That's unacceptable under the Constitution, the Virginia Democrat said.