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  • Tear gassed caravan woman pictured with 2 kids, processed for asylum with her 5 children

    12/18/2018 10:37:26 AM PST · by backpacker_c · 17 replies
    Two members of Congress accompanied a group of asylum seekers at a San Diego port of entry on Monday and stayed with them through the night until they made it to U.S. soil early this morning.
  • A chat about student loans for Freepers with secondary education.

    12/18/2018 10:35:06 AM PST · by Baynative · 12 replies
    Curiosity ^ | 12/18/18 | Baynative
    I am curious about the growing conversation over the repayment or forgiveness of the $1.3 TRILLION (and growing) student loan debt. Like everyone I knew who didn't have full scholarship, I worked my way through college and I don't remember ever meeting anyone who had a student loan.
  • Ocasio-Cortez weighs a new primary target: Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY] [ed]

    12/18/2018 10:34:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | December 18, 2018 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is eyeing a new member of House Democratic leadership as a 2020 primary target: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.). Ocasio-Cortez, who ousted House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley earlier this year in a shocking primary victory, put colleagues on notice for future primaries just days after the November election, telling a livestream audience that she and an allied group, Justice Democrats, would keep working together to boost anti-incumbent challengers — though she didn’t name names. But a person who has discussed the project with Ocasio-Cortez and her team said the congresswoman-elect has recruited an African-American woman to challenge...
  • Mike Flynn Unexpectedly Seeks Delay in Sentencing

    12/18/2018 10:14:51 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/18/2018 | Byron Tau
    A federal judge lambasted former national security adviser Mike Flynn in court Tuesday, threatening to upend a proposed agreement between him and prosecutors that he should receive a lenient sentence after his extensive cooperation with investigators. “I’m not hiding my disgust—my disdain—for this criminal offense,” said U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan. He questioned whether Mr. Flynn had truly accepted responsibility for his crimes, including lying to FBI agents, and suggested he might require incarceration, despite prosecutors’ contention that Mr. Flynn deserves no jail time. Judge Sullivan seemed especially troubled by Mr. Flynn’s lobbying work for Turkish interests and his...
  • Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer .. Terror Attack in France Is a Fresh Reminder of Why We Need the Wall

    12/18/2018 10:00:34 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Minnesota Sun ^ | December 14, 2018 | Lt. Col Tony Shaffer
    The terrorist attack on a French Christmas market should serve as a wakeup call to America. The stakes are too high for Congress to keep playing political games with border security. We need to build the wall. Americans awoke Wednesday to yet another awful reminder that we still live in a world beset with radical Islamic terrorism. In the night, the crack of gunfire and the all-too-familiar cry of “Allahu Akbar” rang out in a French Christmas market. At least four people who came out to enjoy Strasbourg’s famous Advent traditions are dead. As President Trump so astutely noted in...
  • BREAKING: Judge Sullivan DELAYS the sentencing of Gen. Michael Flynn

    12/18/2018 9:59:29 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 89 replies
    twitter ^ | 12/18/2018 | Steven Portnoy
    The judge was giving all the signs that he was going to sentence Flynn to prison time. Gave him a chance to postpone to maximize his cooperation.
  • Bearing with an Exhortation

    12/18/2018 9:57:04 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "I urge you, brethren, bear with this word of exhortation" (Heb. 13:22). Invitations to salvation must provide both exhortation and warning. Hell is undoubtedly full of people who did not actively oppose Jesus Christ, but simply drifted into damnation by neglecting to respond to the gospel. These are the kinds of people the writer challenges in Hebrews 2:1-4. They were aware of the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ, but weren't willing to commit their lives to Him. As a result, they were drifting past the call of God into eternal disaster. The Word of God always demands a...
  • The Privileges of Christ's Exaltation

    12/18/2018 9:56:37 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name” (Philippians 2:9). Christ is exalted as Prophet, Priest, and King. Jesus’ exaltation was the reversal of His humble incarnation. He who was poor became rich; He who was rejected became accepted; He who had learned obedience returned to a position of power that calls all others to obey Him. Commentator William Hendricksen wrote, “As king, having by his death, resurrection, and ascension achieved and displayed his triumph over his enemies, he now holds in his hands the reins of the universe, and rules all things...
  • Federal court says NY ban on nunchucks unconstitutional

    12/18/2018 9:55:39 AM PST · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 12/17/2018 | DEEPTI HAJELA
    NEW YORK (AP) — A 1974 New York state ban on nunchucks that was put into place over fears that youth inspired by martial arts movies would create widespread mayhem is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment, a federal court has ruled. Judge Pamela Chen issued her ruling Friday in a Brooklyn federal court on the martial arts weapon made famous by Bruce Lee. The plaintiff, James Maloney, started his legal quest after being charged with possession of nunchucks in his home in 2000. He initially filed a complaint in 2003, and appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court...
  • "REAL IMMIGRANTS" - An Open Letter to President Donald J. Trump

    12/18/2018 9:54:39 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies ^ | December 18, 2018 | Aleksandra Rebic
    December 18, 2018 President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500 An Open Letter to: President Donald J. Trump Re: “Real Immigrants” Dear Mr. President: My name is Aleksandra, and I am one of many Americans who continue to support you and your efforts as President of the United States to make America great again! I’m also a first-generation American born child of Serbian parents from the former Yugoslavia who legally emigrated to this country after World War II and became loyal citizens of the U.S.A. It is from them that I first developed...
  • BREAKING: Arizona Has a New Senator

    12/18/2018 9:48:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | December 18, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has appointed former Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally to fill late Senator John McCain's seat."All her life, Martha has put service first — leading in the toughest of fights and at the toughest of times,” Ducey released in a statement Tuesday morning. “She served 26 years in the military; deployed six times to the Middle East and Afghanistan; was the first woman to fly in combat and command a fighter squadron in combat; and she’s represented Southern Arizona in Congress for the past four years. With her experience and long record of service, Martha is uniquely qualified...
  • Gladiator and animal "prisons" found intact at the Roman amphitheatre of Cartagena

    12/18/2018 9:46:09 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Murcia Today ^ | May 18, 2018 | unattributed
    The dig is taking place underneath one of the walls of the disused bull ring, a wall which has been reinforced specifically so that the archaeologists could begin their work beneath it, and the opinion of the experts is that these rooms were used to hold gladiators and animals captive before they were released to do battle in the arena itself. Their existence was documented in the 18th century, well before the construction of the bull ring, and the roofs were re-discovered in 1999, but until now no-one was aware of how well they have survived the passing of two...
  • Families of Children Murdered by Illegal Aliens Rally at US-Mexico Border

    12/18/2018 9:39:13 AM PST · by naeim.darzi · 6 replies
    NTD ^ | 12/17/2018 | Colin Fredericson
    Families of people killed by illegal immigrants visited the U.S.-Mexico border on Dec. 14 to call for stronger border security. The Angel Families organization held a rally giving parents whose children were murdered a chance to speak in support of building the border wall, KUSI reported. “We are fighting so that no other American family has to feel the pain and the grief that we do,” said Mary Anne Mendoza, whose son was killed by an illegal alien in 2014.
  • CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance

    12/18/2018 9:37:49 AM PST · by naeim.darzi · 10 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 12/18/2018 | ALEXANDRA OLSON
    NEW YORK (AP) — CBS announced Monday that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million severance package after the board of directors concluded he violated company policy and was uncooperative with an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. The decision, which came after a five-month outside investigation, capped the downfall of one of television’s most influential figures, the biggest entertainment powerbroker to see his career derailed amid the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct. A lawyer for Moonves said the board’s conclusion “are without merit” but did not say whether the former CEO would challenge it in arbitration. Moonves...
  • Trump Shuns Non-Wall Border Security Proposals as Government Shutdown Pressure Mounts

    12/18/2018 9:37:16 AM PST · by naeim.darzi · 15 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 12/17/2018 | PETR SVAB
    Congress has just a few days left to send a budget bill to the White House that would prevent a partial government shutdown. President Donald Trump made it clear the bill needs to include $5 billion for building a border wall and, on Dec. 17, he doubled down, dismissing border security proposals that exclude a wall. “Anytime you hear a Democrat saying that you can have good Border Security without a Wall, write them off as just another politician following the party line,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Time for us to save billions of dollars a year and have, at...
  • Media Against Ohio’s ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Send Unintentional Pro-Life Message

    12/18/2018 9:33:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | December 18, 2018 | Katie Yoder
    Many media commentators are warning readers about a new Ohio bill because it could prevent women from obtaining abortions before they know they’re pregnant. But in the process of doing so, they’re making a pro-life message go viral: Abortion stops a beating heart.On Dec. 12, the Ohio Senate made national headlines for approving abortion legislation, known as the “heartbeat bill” or H.B. 258, which would ban the abortion of unborn babies with a detectable heartbeat. Republican Gov. John Kasich has promised to veto the bill – which resembles one he vetoed in 2016. But that didn’t keep the media, from...
  • Williamson County to vote on 15-year incentive deal for Apple campus

    12/18/2018 9:27:27 AM PST · by bgill · 5 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 14, 2018 | Will DuPree
    Williamson County commissioners are set to vote Tuesday on an incentive deal that would pay back 65 percent of property taxes to Apple over 15 years so that the tech giant could expand its operations in north Austin. Apple announced Thursday that it would spend $1 billion to build a second campus in Austin and create 5,000 new jobs. The proposed site for the 133-acre building is located on the Williamson County side of the city on an undeveloped property near Parmer Lane and McNeil Road. According to the proposed contract shared by Williamson County Friday, the incentive deal would...
  • Dems Seek to Grease Skids for Tax Increase [semi-satire]

    12/18/2018 9:24:34 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Now that they will be back in the majority in the House of Representatives starting in January, Democrats are looking to ways to make raising taxes on Americans easier. Incoming House Rules Committee chairman Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass) announced he will not be abiding by the formerly bipartisan agreement to require a three-fifths majority to raise income taxes. “It should not be so hard for the government to seize the wealth that collectively belongs to the state,” McGovern said. “The notion that the person who earns an income should have protection against the government taking a bigger slice of it...
  • WATCH: NY Times photographer praises Palestinian ‘martyr’ who killed Israeli newborn

    12/18/2018 9:22:39 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    A Pulitzer-nominated New York Times photographer named Wissam Nassar hailed on social media the terrorists responsible for a drive-by shooting that claimed the life of a 4-day-old baby, and praised the perpetrator of an execution-style murder of two other Israelis.
  • Judge Sullivan Lectures... Michael Flynn During Sentencing: “Arguably, You Sold Your Country Out”

    12/18/2018 9:19:05 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 170 replies ^ | December 18, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Judge Sullivan told Flynn: “You were an unregistered agent of a foreign country while serving as the National Security Adviser to the President! “Arguably, this undermines everything this flag over here stands for! Arguably, you sold your country out!” Good Lord! And Hillary walks free!