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  • Top Dems Split from Pelosi on Tax Cut Criticisms, 'Crumbs' Statement

    02/22/2018 2:32:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/21/18
    Several top Democratic congressmen are distancing themselves from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi over her harsh criticism of President Trump's tax cuts. Democratic National Committee Vice Chairman Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) pushed back on Pelosi's comment that bonuses paid to employees by various companies were mere "crumbs." "The income inequality is so bad, that if you could pick up $1,000 or $900, maybe it helps," he said in comments reported by Axios.
  • The Latest: Shiffrin gets silver in combined, Vonn skies out

    02/21/2018 10:59:03 PM PST · by aquila48 · 28 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 2/21/18
    Michelle Gisin of Switzerland has won the women's Alpine combined with an aggressive slalom run to edge American Mikaela Shiffrin at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Lindsey Vonn, the leader after the downhill portion, made a mistake early in the slalom Thursday and didn't finish in what's likely her final Winter Games. Gisin was nearly flawless in finishing in a combined time of 2 minutes, 20.90 seconds to hold off silver medalist Shiffrin by 0.97 seconds. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland earned the bronze.
  • Shooting town hall: Sen. Rubio on the defensive on gun control

    02/21/2018 10:07:02 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 31 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 2/21/2018 | Associated Press
    SUNRISE, Fla. — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive Wednesday by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school. One of those confronting the Florida senator at a CNN's "Stand Up" town hall Wednesday night was Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed on Feb. 14 with 16 others. Rubio was the lone Republican at the nationally broadcast gathering after Florida's GOP Gov. Rick Scott and President Donald Trump declined invitations to appear at the event in Sunrise, Florida. ......
  • Philadelphia DA drops cash bail for 'low-level' crimes

    02/21/2018 9:59:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 21, 2018 5:02 PM EST | Anthony Izaguirre
    Philadelphia’s top prosecutor said Wednesday his office will stop jailing people who cannot afford to pay cash bail in minor criminal cases, affirming the commitment of the country’s fifth-largest city to a national movement that argues the practice targets poor Americans. District Attorney Larry Krasner said his decision to instruct city prosecutors not to seek a bail payment in a number of misdemeanor and non-violent felony crimes will correct a criminal justice system that discriminates against African-Americans, Latinos and poor people. “There is absolutely no reason why someone who will show up for court, is not a risk of flight,...
  • Jaw Dropping – The Washington Post Attacks Reverend Billy Graham Hours After He Dies…

    02/21/2018 8:52:41 PM PST · by bitt · 60 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 2/21/2018 | SUNDANCE
    In 2012 the DNC denounced Jesus Christ three times during their convention. Until today that stood as one of the most alarming public representations of how the Democrats hate Christianity. The Washington Post just took that hatred one step further…. (image of WAPO's shameful "analysis) I cannot even begin to fathom the level of institutional evil and hatred it would take for this story to work its way through the editorial process of a national American publication and not encounter anyone who would stop them in their tracks. Seriously, no words. Just unreal.
  • It’s Too Late – Broward County School Board Beginning to Admit Their Mistakes?…

    02/21/2018 8:46:44 PM PST · by bitt · 52 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 2/21/2018 | SUNDANCE
    As expected – buried deep inside a Miami Herald article about the Parkland school shooter, Nikolas Cruz, and a school board questioning their progressive policies, we find the following: […] Absent Cruz’s school records, it is hard to say precisely when Cruz’s behavior became an acute problem for teachers and administrators. Disciplinary reports obtained by the Herald show that at Westglades Middle School, which he attended in 2013, he’d been cited numerous times for disrupting class, unruly behavior, insulting or profane language, profanity toward staff, disobedience and other rules violations. Records show the behaviors continued at Marjory Stoneman Douglas [High...
  • Georgia Woman Burns Down 20 Homes After Losing Her House In A Divorce

    02/21/2018 7:28:48 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 42 replies
    107.9 Radio ^ | 1/20/18 | Bill Gallucico
    A Georgia woman who had recently lost her home to her ex-husband in a bitter divorce battle decided that if she couldn't live there, nobody could. According to Fox News, Adrienne Satterly stacked up mattresses in her living room and set them ablaze. The fire quickly spread out of control, burning down her home, and damaging 19 others in her neighborhood. WSB-TV reports that Satterly set the fire and then left the house with her two cats. Authorities say she walked for over an hour to a local Walmart, where she called 911 to report the fire. Her home was...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 22 February 2018

    02/21/2018 5:59:42 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In the Whole Wide World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ RALLY POINT RUSH Army Sgt. 1st Class Kody Anderson rushes to the rally point while conducting airborne and live-fire training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 22, 2016. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. AMMUNITION OFFLOAD An MH-60S Sea Hawk transports ordnance from the USS Ronald Reagan to USNS Charles Drew during an ammunition offload in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 18, 2016. The...
  • Sanders: Clinton should have spoken up about Russian bots during election (Cankles knew?)

    02/21/2018 5:30:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/21/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday suggested Hillary Clinton’s campaign should have done more to notify the public that Russians were attempting to sow division during the 2016 presidential campaign. In an interview with Vermont Public Radio, Sanders was asked why he did not warn his supporters leading up to the 2016 presidential election that Russian bots were attempting to sow division between him and Clinton by attacking Clinton on pro-Sanders social media forums. Sanders said a member of his team did speak with the Clinton campaign in September 2016 to warn them of "strange things happening" on social media,...
  • Top Democrats seeking $300 million for FBI to fight foreign election interference

    02/21/2018 5:04:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Daily Press ^ | 2/21/18 | Ed O'Keefe
    Top Democrats are calling on Congress to give the FBI $300 million to fight potential foreign interference in this year's midterm elections, a request that comes just days after the Justice Department indicted Russians for meddling in the 2016 presidential contest. The letter being sent Wednesday by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and top Democrats on the House and Senate appropriations committees calls on Republicans to provide the funding as part of "a robust and urgent response" to the Russian government's attempts to interfere in American elections. "Congress must respond immediately to attacks...
  • Deputies will now carry AR-15 rifles on school grounds in Fla. county, sheriff says

    02/21/2018 4:48:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 202 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/21/18 | JULIA JACOBO
    Broward County sheriff's deputies will now carry AR-15 rifles while on school campuses following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week, Sheriff Scott Israel announced today. The new policy was implemented Wednesday morning. In lieu of gun lockers, the only time deputies will not be "slinging a rifle" is when the firearm is locked in police vehicles, Israel said. The rifles will not be fully automatic and will only be handled by deputies who are "trained and qualified" to operate them, Israel said.
  • Reluctant Father Forced to Share Custody in Landmark Ruling by Spanish Court

    02/21/2018 3:34:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 21 February 2018
    An unwilling father has been ordered to share custody of his two teenagers in a landmark ruling by a court in Spain. A judge ordered the man to equally share custody of his two children despite his unwillingness to do so after their mother said she could no longer cope. The court in Cordoba ruled that both parents should equally care for their 15-year-old boy, who suffers from a disability, and his 17-year-old sibling. The couple, who divorced five years ago, will take weekly custodial shifts of their children. The ruling which was made on January 23rd and made public...
  • Ledyard High School Student Arrested for Gun Comment (I could BVuy an AR-15)

    02/21/2018 3:26:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    FOX61 ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2018 | BOBBY MARTINEZ
    Ledyard police said a 17-year-old high school student has been arrested and charged with threatening and breach of peace. According to a letter from the high school principal, that student made a comment stating “I could buy an AR-15”, the same gun used in the Florida shooting. The principal said the student wasn’t threatening to do harm, but rather was talking about buying guns. The principal said the student does not have access to guns at home.
  • The Nigel Farage Show: 62 Pro-Brexit Tory MP's have set out their demands to the PM-21st Feb. 2018

    02/21/2018 2:57:53 PM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/21/2018 | OrionPrime
    (Nigel Farage at 0:00) ....the negotiation period we must be able to negotiate and sign our own trade agreements. They also say we must have full regulatory automony during that period meaning we should not be a rule taker from the European Union during that period given that we won't have any say. Now they claim and you just heard Peter Bone on the news, they claim to be acting in line with government policy well that may have been government policy a year ago I'm not so sure that it is today. So I ask you tonight: "Do you...
  • Divorce, drugs, drinking: Billy Graham’s children and their absent father

    02/21/2018 1:49:31 PM PST · by bkopto · 114 replies
    WaCompost ^ | 2/21/2018 | William Martin
    Acquaintances from the early years remember that the Graham youngsters were less than models of decorum in their behavior at church and other public gatherings, but Ruth did her best to exercise a rather stern and consistent discipline at home. She claimed to have obtained some of her most effective child-rearing techniques from a dog-training manual whose directives included keeping commands simple and at a minimum, seeing to it that they were obeyed, rewarding obedience with praise and being consistent. Three of the five Graham children have divorced. Ruth was the first. When she discovered that her husband had been...
  • The Preacher Who Walked With Presidents

    02/21/2018 1:28:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2018 | David Stokes
    Fifty years ago, in the wake of the hard-fought 1968 presidential election, the nation faced what many assumed would be a turbulent transition. But it did not turn out that way. Whatever happened later, the country moved from what had been one of the most divisive campaigns in our history, to a comparatively calm and remarkably orderly (considering the times) transfer of power. This was due, in large part, to the combined and concerted efforts of two savvy politicians and a preacher. His name is Billy Graham, and he was born just four days before the guns fell silent ending...
  • Toomey Opens Debate About Impeaching State Supreme Court Justices After Redistricting Decision

    02/21/2018 1:11:01 PM PST · by Kay Ludlow · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/21/18 | Cortney O'Brien
    Is impeachment an option for Pennsylvania state supreme court justices after their decision to redraw the state's congressional map? It at least deserves a "conversation," Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) suggested Wednesday.
  • Judicial Watch Announces Major Sponsorship of CPAC

    02/21/2018 12:10:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 21, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    National Watchdog Group Will Have Significant Presence at Conservative Grassroots Gathering – Including Two-day Livestream (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced its participation as a major sponsor of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference ( CPAC), February 22-24, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton is scheduled to appear on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program, which will be broadcast live from CPAC on Thursday, February 22, at 9 pm ET. Fitton will separately address CPAC attendees at 2:30 pm on Saturday. Judicial Watch will be broadcasting...
  • Parkland Teen Activist Says NRA Members Are Child Murderers and If You Oppose Him You Hate Children

    02/21/2018 11:22:31 AM PST · by detective · 122 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 20, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: Parkland High School Teen Activist Says NRA Members Are Child Murderers – And If You Oppose Him You Hate Children Following the recent Parkland shooting, a number of “movements” and activist groups popped up, and the standout similarity across all of them is that they’re fronted by teenagers. ehind the teenagers, working as the string-pullers, are the same people behind the Women’s March. They are vehemently anti-gun, anti-American, and anti-Trump – this is part of their sales pitch. On March 14th, 2018, the largest of these groups, #Enough National School Walkout, is planning a 17-minute walk...
  • Do Not Let the Children Lead

    02/21/2018 7:14:29 AM PST · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2/21/2018 | Michelle Malkin
    Where are all the grown-ups in times of crisis and grief? Don't bother searching America's prestigious law schools. Two adult men, occupying lofty perches as law professors, argued this week that the voting age in the U.S. should be lowered to 16 because some high school survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting who want gun control "are proving how important it is to include young people's voices in political debate." That was the assertion of University of Kentucky law professor Joshua Douglas on CNN.com. He praised some student leaders at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who've been making the rounds...