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  • For some restaurateurs, hospitality in era of polarized politics has its limits (Red Hen)

    10/17/2019 4:49:38 AM PDT · by Drango · 48 replies
    mysanantonio ^ | October 16, 2019 | Emily Heil
    WASHINGTON - The owner of the Red Hen, the bistro in Lexington, Virginia, that drew global attention last year after asking then-White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to leave, this week said she might do the same thing again if Sanders returned. ~snip
  • Twitter gives judge 'middle finger,' finds out that was wrong answer

    10/15/2019 4:32:57 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 24 replies
    WND.com ^ | 10/9/19 | Staff
    It was tech giant Twitter that let the phrase "Die Trump" trend overseas. It was Twitter from which Disney walked away because of its "nastiness extraordinary." It is Twitter that has been accused countless times of shadowbanning or otherwise suppressing the speech of conservatives. (snip) But things may be changing as a result of a judge's decision to allow a $250 million lawsuit brought by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., against Twitter to go forward. The Federalist reported the case soon could be a "nightmare" for the company. Judge John Marshall, who was assigned the case in Virginia, is considering a...
  • Dems Pour Money Into Virginia Ahead of Crucial Elections

    10/15/2019 6:44:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 14, 2019 | Joe Schoffstall
    Prominent Democratic donors and groups have pushed more than $13 million into Virginia in an attempt to oust Republican politicians from the control of the legislature. Virginia, one of four states that have legislative elections in November, has been viewed as a pivotal state to recapture power by the nation's most prominent liberal donors and organizations. Those outside players are injecting large swaths of cash into Virginia in hopes of flipping the legislature. Republicans currently possess a one-seat advantage in the state's 40-seat Senate and a 3-seat majority in its 100-member House of Delegates. The state was identified by the...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 14-18,2019

    10/14/2019 2:41:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 14, 2019 | Mark Levin
    Good Evening And WELCOME To The Mark Levin Show!
  • 7 Questions Ahead Of The Next Democratic Primary Debate

    10/14/2019 12:01:58 PM PDT · by deport · 39 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | Updated at 9:45 a.m. ET, Mon. Oct. 14 | Domenico Montanaro
    The focus of the last two weeks has been President Trump and the congressional impeachment inquiry. But next week, Democrats running for president will take center stage again. With less than four months until the first votes are cast, the scrutiny is going to become sharper and there are lots of questions facing the candidates as they head into primary crunch time:Questions discussed in the article: 1. Do any of the candidates go after Joe and Hunter Biden? 2. Does Elizabeth Warren face new scrutiny and how does she. handle it? 3. How does Sanders do, given that this is...
  • Ken Cuccinelli floated as likely next DHS chief with McAleenan to step down

    10/12/2019 3:34:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 12, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli is being seen as a likely replacement for outgoing Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, sources tell Fox News -- a move that would be welcomed by immigration hardliners. President Trump on Friday announced that McAleenan would be leaving the job to spend more time with his family, and added that the new acting secretary would be announced next week. The announcement immediately led to speculation as to who would step into the vital cabinet position -- one that is a central post for the nation's immigration policy....
  • USS Cole victims remembered on the 19th anniversary of the attack

    10/12/2019 6:22:41 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 10 replies
    WCMH - NBC Arlington ^ | October 12 | Staff
    ARLINGTON, VA (WCMH) — Nineteen years ago today, 17 American sailors were killed and 37 sailors were injured when the USS Cole was attacked by terrorists in a small boat laden with explosives in Yemen on Oct. 12, 2000.
  • Counterterrorism Analyst Arrested For Leaking ‘Top Secret’ Info To Journalist He Was Involved With

    10/10/2019 5:53:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/19 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that a counterterrorism analyst has been arrested for leaking classified information to members of the media, including one person with whom he was apparently romantically involved.Law enforcement took Defense Intelligence Agency official Henry Kyle Frese, 30, into custody Tuesday morning when he arrived at work. He has been indicted in federal court in Virginia.Frese, who had top-secret clearance, is accused of leaking classified material regarding a foreign nation’s weapons system to two reporters last year and this year.One of the reporters Frese leaked to was involved in a romantic relationship with him at the time and...
  • Police remove, arrest protester who attached himself to Mountain Valley Pipeline helicopter

    10/08/2019 3:05:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 33 replies
    WSLS News10 ^ | October 8, 2019 | Ashley Curtis
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. - Virginia State Police say they arrested a Mountain Valley Pipeline protester Monday morning. Police found the protester attached to a contracted pipeline helicopter at a work site on Cove Hollow Road, near Route 460 in Montgomery County, according to the Virginia State Police. Authorities removed and arrested Galen Sol Shirman-Grabowski, 24, of Tuscon, Arizona. Pipeline security found Grabowski masked and attached to the rotor mast of the helicopter by a Sleeping Dragon device, refusing to leave. There was a banner on the helicopter that said, "DOOM TO THE PIPELINE," according to Appalachians Against Pipelines. Grabowski is...
  • Thousands of People Line the Streets in Over 1600 Cities to Tell Americans “Abortion Kills Children”

    10/07/2019 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 7, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Thousands of pro-lifers stood outside in all kinds of weather Sunday to pray for unborn babies and their mothers. People gathered in about 1,600 communities in the United States and Canada for the annual Life Chain, according to organizers. The event brings pro-lifers together in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and peacefully witness to the truth about life in the womb. In West Reading, Pennsylvania, about 75 people stood on the sidewalks in the rain, holding signs encouraging mothers to choose life, the Reading Eagle reports. “We got rained on quite well but people stayed...
  • Inmates running the asylum: Fairfax County police officer suspended for cooperating with ICE

    10/04/2019 8:37:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10/04/2019 | Daniel Horowitz
    We have flourished as a people because of our success in establishing self-government. But all of these results are predicated upon a law-abiding people. If our own country should be given over to violence and crime, it would be necessary to diminish the bounds of our freedom to secure order and self-preservation. ~President Calvin Coolidge, Memorial Day, 1927What if we just stopped paying taxes?Really. If our republic has now descended into a land of, by, and for illegal aliens, with law enforcement in major cities now refusing to enforce the laws of this land, then what is the recourse...
  • The real CIA: Tens of thousands of donut-eating Big Government employees in Northern Virginia

    10/04/2019 7:24:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/2019 | Ishmael Jones
    The CIA’s involvement in the Steele dossier fraud and its use of college professor agents against the Trump campaign were cartoonish. The dossier reads like it was written late in the evening after a few drinks. The current CIA whistleblower operation is dramatically more sophisticated. The written complaint was obviously put together by teams of experts. It’s all nonsense, but it’s excellent nonsense. There’s sloppiness -- the inspector general got caught altering whistleblower procedures to grease the wheels for this operation, as discovered by Sean Davis at the Federalist. But the CIA is evolving and becoming better at operations against...
  • A teacher says he was fired for refusing to use male pronouns for a transgender student

    10/04/2019 6:09:32 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | October 2, 2019 | Gabrielle Sorto
    A Virginia teacher has filed a lawsuit saying he was wrongfully fired for refusing to use male pronouns for a transgender student. In 2018, a student at West Point High School began identifying as male. He and his mother asked for him to be referred to with his preferred name and pronouns: he, him, his.
  • Truman Repairs Will Likely Stretch to November, Putting Pressure on U.S. Middle East Forces

    10/04/2019 4:28:30 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    USNI News ^ | October 2, 2019 7:23 PM | Megan Eckstein
    Truman Repairs Will Likely Stretch to November, Putting Pressure on U.S. Middle East Forces By: Megan Eckstein October 2, 2019 4:34 PM • Updated: October 2, 2019 7:23 PM Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) continues to face electrical system challenges even as repairs are ongoing, and the ship may not be ready to deploy until mid-November or later, USNI News has learned. This delay in the deployment has “not a significant impact” on operations in Europe, the head of Naval Forces Europe told USNI News on Tuesday but may present more of a challenge to military leaders in...
  • Why we keep falling for hate-crime hoaxes

    10/04/2019 3:32:12 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3 Oct 2019 | Andy Ngo
    Last month, 12-year-old Amari Allen appeared on television to share how she had been brutalized by racist white boys at Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Virginia. .... When the story first broke, left-wing politicians and activists raged. Rep. Rashida Tlaib published a personalized message on Twitter to the girl: “You see, Amari, you may not feel it now but you have a power that threatens their core. I can’t wait to watch you use it and thrive.” On Twitter, some even found a way to blame the Trump administration, noting ominously that Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, teaches art...
  • Suspended Virginia officer who turned undocumented immigrant over to ICE will return to duty

    10/03/2019 6:59:35 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 25 replies
    fox ^ | 10/03/2019 | Louis Casiano
    A Virginia police officer suspended for turning an undocumented immigrant over to federal agents will return to duty, officials said Thursday. Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. said he agreed with a recommendation to reinstate the officer after an update from the department's internal affairs division.
  • Virginia Tech Diversity Director Gets SIX MONTHS Jail for 11 Counts of Child Pornography

    10/03/2019 1:58:01 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    National File ^ | October 2, 2019 | Jack Hadfield
    Matthew Yunho Chan, a former administrator at Virginia Tech, received an 11 year sentence, to be suspended after 6 months, for 11 counts of possession of child pornography. Chan was Virginia Tech’s Associate Director of Diversity Initiatives and Sustainable Nanotechnology, and was charged with 22 felony counts of possession of child pornography in June of this year. In a summation of evidence, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Sam Norman said that on February 5th, a computer technician at the school was investigating Chan’s laptop, after he had learned that there was no storage left on the device. The technician emptied the recycle...
  • Tlaib Has Promoted Four Viral Racial Hoaxes in 2019

    10/02/2019 4:16:13 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/02/19
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) has promoted at least four racially charged hoaxes or debunked stories on Twitter in 2019 and failed to issue statements retracting or correcting her comments. The most recent example: the case of Amari Allen, a black 12-year-old girl in Virginia who claimed three white boys in her class pinned her down and cut off her dreadlocks. Allen has since recanted the story, but Tlaib has not issued a correction or deleted her tweet praising Allen as "courageous & strong" and having a "power that threatens their core."
  • Virginia Police Chief Wants To Ban ALL Guns

    10/02/2019 8:49:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    DCdirtylaundry.com ^ | By Chris Badger Thomas - October 2, 2019
    On Sept. 25, the Democrat-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a 3 ˝ hour “hearing” entitled “Protecting America From Assault Weapons.” That framing of the issue underscored the erroneous notion that Americans need protection from inanimate objects, rather than from violent criminals who have and always will use any means at their disposal to harm innocent, defenseless people. It also revealed the unfortunate agenda of the proceedings, which was to emphasize politics and finger-pointing over any useful exploration of how Congress might take meaningful steps to improve public safety, The NRA-ILA reports. The most startling claim of the proceedings came...
  • Police Officer Suspended for Helping ICE Nab Illegal Alien Fugitive

    10/02/2019 8:38:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    Thepoliticalinsider.com ^ | By Rusty | Featured Contributor | October 2, 2019 11:09AM
    A police officer in Fairfax County, Virginia has been suspended for the transgression of aiding Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in detaining an illegal alien fugitive. If this isn’t proof that right is wrong and up is down in liberal sanctuary cities and counties, we don’t know what is. The officer in question responded to a traffic accident in Alexandria two weekends ago when he realized one of the drivers did not have a license. In the course of checking the individual’s DMV records, ICE notified the officer that the person was wanted by the law enforcement agency for having...