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  • North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Is Set To Meet South Korean President Moon Live DMZ

    04/26/2018 5:25:57 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 81 replies
    Twitter ^ | 04/26/18
    This is at the DMZ right now.  The North Korean Dictator is about to cross over into South Korea at the DMZ.https://twitter.com/i/events/971974473560674305
  • Mueller’s investigation of Trump ‘needs to conclude,’ Sessions says

    04/26/2018 12:41:44 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 120 replies
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that an ongoing probe into President Trump “needs to conclude” in order to let him focus on North Korea, the U.S.-Mexico border and other world negotiations. Mr. Sessions also said he expects the Justice Department inspector general to finish his investigation into the department’s and FBI’s handling of investigations into Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election in a “few weeks,” saying that will provide more information for decisions on whether there was wrongdoing.
  • U.S. Attorney General Sessions says Mueller probe has taken on 'life of its own'

    04/26/2018 11:17:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 122 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2018 | by Sarah N. Lynch
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday defended his decision not to appoint a second special prosecutor to investigate Republicans’ concerns about the FBI by noting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe had already taken on “a life of its own.” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the proposed budget estimates for the Justice Department, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas Speaking to a U.S. House appropriations panel during a routine budget hearing, Sessions told lawmakers that the Justice...
  • Cosby convicted of sexually assaulting woman

    04/26/2018 10:41:21 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 117 replies
    AP NEWS ^ | 26 APR 18 | staff
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local): 1:25 p.m. The jury is heading back to the courtroom and Bill Cosby’s defense team is saying there’s a verdict in his sexual assault retrial. The panel of seven men and five women have been deliberating about 14 hours. The 80-year-old comedian is accused of drugging and violating a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He’s charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. A conviction could put him in prison for up to 10 years on each count.
  • Senate confirms Pompeo to be new secretary of State

    04/26/2018 10:26:37 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 26, 2918 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate narrowly confirmed CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State on Thursday, overcoming steep opposition to his nomination. Senators voted 57-42, just over the simple majority needed for approval by the chamber. Pompeo’s was a virtual lock after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) reversed his position and said he would support Trump’s pick. The announcement came amid an intense pressure campaign by the White House, and spared Pompeo the dubious distinction of being the first secretary of State nominee since at least 1925 to fail to win over the Foreign Relations Committee. “After calling continuously for weeks for...
  • Judge appoints ‘special master’ to review Michael Cohen documents seized in raid

    04/26/2018 10:01:20 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 64 replies
    PBS ^ | 04/26/2018 | AP
    <p>A New York federal judge says she is appointing a former Manhattan federal judge to help determine what materials seized in raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump’s private attorney are protected by attorney-client privilege.</p> <p>Judge Kimba Wood said Thursday at a hearing that Barbara Jones has the right amount of experience to handle the study of materials seized in the April 9 raids that targeted attorney Michael Cohen.</p>
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR alive. [FReepathon XXVI]

    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR alive. Don't put it off. Get your donations in early and let's wrap this baby up within the next 30 days!! Wouldn't that be great? And then we can concentrate on the task at hand. Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all!! End sanctuary cities!! End anchor babies!! End chain migration!! Continue cutting regulations, cutting government, cutting spending and cutting taxes!! Continue bringing back capital, manufacturing, jobs and the economy!! Continue appointing constitutional conservative judges and restoring the constitution and our religious freedom!! Continue rebuilding and strengthening our...
  • Senate panel approves bill to protect special counsel

    04/26/2018 8:12:41 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/26/2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation on Thursday to protect special counsel Robert Mueller. In a 14-7 vote, the panel approved the bipartisan proposal that deeply divided Republicans on the committee. With every committee Democrat backing the legislation, only one Republican was needed to secure passage. In the end, 4 Republicans voted for the measure. The vote marks the first time Congress has advanced legislation to formally protect Mueller from being fired as Trump has publicly railed against him, and reportedly privately talked of firing him. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)...
  • U.S. weekly jobless claims fall to lowest level since 1969

    04/26/2018 6:29:32 AM PDT · by John W · 39 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | April 26, 2018
    WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to their lowest level in more than 48 years last week, suggesting that March's slowdown in job growth was probably temporary. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 209,000 for the week ended April 21, the lowest level since December 1969.
  • Migrant 'caravan' at U.S.-Mexico border prepares for mass crossing

    04/26/2018 2:15:35 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 102 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 Apr 18 | Delphine Schrank
    Hundreds of Central American migrants from a caravan that crossed Mexico reunited in Tijuana on Wednesday and planned to cross the border together this weekend in defiance of threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to repel them. The timing of the migrants arrival could compromise a flurry of talks this week to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which Trump has repeatedly threatened to scrap if Mexico does not crack down on the flow of Central Americans through its territory. Busloads of migrants began arriving on Tuesday at a shelter that was a five minute-walk from the border...
  • In Intense Arguments, Supreme Court Appears Ready To Side With Trump On Travel Ban

    04/25/2018 10:15:22 AM PDT · by John W · 89 replies
    npr.com ^ | April 25, 2018 | Nina Totenberg
    During arguments at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, the justices seemed, by a narrow margin, to be leaning toward upholding the the third iteration of the Trump travel ban. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is often the deciding vote in close cases, for example, made repeated comments suggesting that the court does not usually second-guess a president's national security decisions — even in the context of an immigration law that is seen as banning discrimination based on nationality. If the court does decide in favor of the government — a decision is expected in June — it would be a big...
  • Federal judge orders complete restart of DACA

    04/24/2018 6:33:42 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 187 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/24/18 | S Dinan
    Deepest blow yet to Trump’s phaseout ....Judge John D. Bates’s ruling would require a full restart, meaning even illegal immigrant “Dreamers” who’d never been approved before would now be able to apply for DACA.... judge imposed a 90-day delay on his own ruling to give the government a chance to reargue its case, but for now the ruling stands as the most severe blow yet to Mr. Trump’s phaseout. Judge Bates said the government’s reasoning for revoking DACA wasn’t convincing enough, and so it amounted to an “arbitrary and capricious” decision, which makes it illegal under the Administrative Procedures Act....
  • The Best Government Survey on Guns You've Never Heard Of

    04/24/2018 8:25:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/24/2018 | Rick Moran
    A survey by the Centers for Disease Control on defensive gun use (DGU) in the United States that shows DGU happening more regularly than gun crimes has never been publicized.Gary Kleck, a Florida State criminologist, conducted his own study of DGU and his results mirror those of the CDC.The Daily Caller: CDC’s data, collected a few years after Kleck’s survey, appears to corroborate his findings, Reason.com reported. The question asked in the CDC survey addressed the use or threatened use of a firearm to deter a crime. “During the last 12 months, have you confronted another person with a firearm, even...
  • [LIVE STREAM] The Arrival Ceremony of the President of France and Mrs. Macron

    04/24/2018 8:13:30 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 27 replies
    The White House on Facebook ^ | 4/24/18 | White House Videos
    Watch LIVE the official arrival ceremony of the President of France and Mrs. Macron.
  • Vanity - Just announced on Fox News Rand Paul will be a "YES" on Mike Pompeo

    04/23/2018 2:09:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 130 replies
    April 23, 2018 | Me
    Good for Paul, I wasn't confident he'd change to a yes vote.
  • Van plows into pedestrians in Toronto, injuring several, cops say

    04/23/2018 12:00:17 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 243 replies
    Fox news ^ | 4/23/2018 | Katherine Lam
    Toronto cops nabbed the suspected driver who plowed into a group of people on a crowded city street Monday afternoon, leaving several injured and the grim sight of what appeared to be bodies covered by sheets. Police confirmed to Fox News the arrest of the suspect, which came just minutes after news of the incident broke.
  • ..instructed Secretary of Homeland Security not to let these large Caravans of people into our....

    04/23/2018 7:08:38 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter ^ | April 23, 2018 | President Trump
    Despite the Democrat inspired laws on Sanctuary Cities and the Border being so bad and one sided, I have instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security not to let these large Caravans of people into our Country. It is a disgrace. We are the only Country in the World so naive! WALL 9:44 AM ·
  • Devin Nunes: No intel communication found that started Trump investigation

    04/22/2018 9:20:25 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 143 replies
    Nunes on looking into the origin of the Russia investigation Apr. 22, 2018 - 10:59 - House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes says on 'Sunday Morning Futures' that potential 'major irregularities' exist at the State Department.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 April 2018

    04/22/2018 4:28:07 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 241 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 April 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows April 22nd, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): French President Emmanuel Macron.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez; Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; White House legislative affairs director Marc Short.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif; former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.THIS WEEK (ABC): Perez; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Corker; White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.
  • Mitt Romney fails to secure Utah GOP nomination, will face primary

    04/21/2018 7:36:11 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 170 replies
    CNN ^ | April 21, 2018 | Maeve Reston
    Mitt Romney did not win the Utah Republican Party's nomination on Saturday, meaning he must compete in a June primary election as he seeks to replace retiring US Sen. Orrin Hatch. After a wild and raucous day of voting at the Utah GOP convention, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee was unable to win the 60% that he needed to head to the November ballot unopposed. When none of the 12 candidates were able to cross that threshold, the party continued with successive rounds of caucus voting until one candidate reached 40%. On the second round of...