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  • Donald Trump DID hold up military aid to Ukraine to force investigation, says White House, but to...

    10/17/2019 11:49:58 AM PDT · by RummyChick
    dm ^ | 10/17/2019 | geoff earle
    Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged that he held up $390 million in security aide for Ukraine in order to pressure the country into pursuing a 2016 election probe being demanded by President Trump. Trump and top administration officials have vigorously denied any 'quid pro quo' with Ukraine following a whistleblower's report that the White House was demanding a probe of the Bidens as well as Trump's conspiracy theory that the DNC server might be in Ukraine's possession. In a rare White House briefing, Mulvaney denied any knowledge of a company linked to Hunter Biden but...
  • Pence, Pompeo secure cease-fire agreement in Syria after meeting with Turkish president

  • I Want to Talk About Stopping Impeachment

    10/17/2019 11:39:25 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 9 replies
    self | 10/17/19 | Jim Noble
    I am lately struck by the similarities between the machinations that removed Nixon and what is going on now. We are all so indoctrinated about "Watergate" that we rarely remark on the oddity of a man who won 60% of the popular vote and >500 electoral votes being successfully subverted and eventually forced out by an alliance of the Deep State (CIA, FBI), the media, and especially the Congress. But it IS very odd that it happened, whatever we all may think now, we may all be missing the main story, and since the very same players (CIA, FBI), media,...
  • Mitch McConnell steps up Republican rebellion over Syria saying he wants 'something STRONGER' than..

    10/17/2019 11:36:14 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 29 replies
    dm ^ | 10/17/2019 | By KATELYN CARALLE, U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he wants 'something even stronger' in the Senate than the House's resolution formally opposing Donald Trump's troop withdrawal from northern Syria last week. The Senate Majority Leader said he was 'encouraged' by the House, including 129 Republican members, voting to condemn the president's highly contested decision. 'I believe it's important that we make a strong forward-looking strategic statement. For that reason my preference would be for something even stronger than the resolution that the House passed yesterday which has some serious weaknesses,' McConnell said from the Senate floor Thursday. The vote Wednesday where more...
  • Conservatives Need To Take On Big Tech Now

    10/17/2019 11:24:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2019 | Mike Davis
    There is growing and bipartisan alarm among Americans about the bad acts of Big Tech companies. For far too long, Big Tech has gotten away with profiting from human trafficking, revenge-porn, the opioid epidemic and drug addiction, terrorism, and other forms of human misery, while engaging in egregious business practices like snooping, spying, political bias against conservatives, employee abuses, and anticompetitive conduct. Big Tech has engaged in this deplorable conduct largely free from any real oversight from Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Thats not surprising, especially if you understand the ways of the DC Swamp. Big Tech is feeding chickens...
  • A neighbor charged in shooting rampage at Northwest Side condo building left two chilling notes

    10/17/2019 11:17:48 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 15, 2019 | Megan Crepeau and Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas
    A man facing eviction from his Northwest Side condo building went on a deadly rampage over the weekend, killing four people in a neighboring apartment as they sat down for dinner before hunting down another neighbor and shooting her in the back of the head as she fled, Cook County prosecutors alleged Monday. Police later found two chilling notes written in Polish in Krysztof Mareks apartment in the Dunning neighborhood. Tomorrow!! No Mercy Without any stupid hesitation!!! prosecutors said one read in part. After prosecutors laid out the dramatic details Monday in the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Judge John Fitzgerald...
  • PART 3: FIELD OPS MANAGER AT CNN: ZUCKERS 9AM CALLS ARE BULLSHIT; WERE TOTALLY LEFT-LEANING

    10/17/2019 11:05:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 3 replies
    www.projectveritas.com ^ | by Eric Spracklen October 17, 2019
    FULL TITLE: PART 3: FIELD OPS MANAGER AT CNN: ZUCKERS 9AM CALLS ARE BULHS---; WERE TOTALLY LEFT-LEANING(BUT) WE DONT WANT TO ADMIT IT ======================================================= Manager of Field Operations at CNN Patrick Davis Complains We Could Be So Much Better Than What We Are. I Havent Listened to a 9AM (Rundown) Call in About 15 YearsJust, I Cant Listen to It, Explains Davis, Its All Just a Bunch of Bullshit. Field Production Supervisor at CNN Gerald Sisnette: The Only Way This Will Go Away is When He (Trump) Dies. Hopefully Soon. They Sold Themselves to the Devil. Its, Its Sad. Laments...
  • BIDEN: ITS SO IMPORTANT WE REMOVE TRUMP ON THE 17TH, PELOSI SHOWS ORANGE BULLET BRACELET

    10/17/2019 11:00:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    Infowars ^ | 10/17/19
    Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden made some unusually strange remarks in the days before President Trump attends a rally in Dallas, Texas. For starters, during the recent Democratic debate, Biden strangely said what I think is important is we focus on why its so important we remove this man [Trump] from office on the 17th before stopping himself mid-sentence. Trumps rally in Dallas, Texas is scheduled for the 17th. Furthermore, Pelosi, who was acting strange during a Thursday morning press conference, showed off her orange ammunition bracelet during a press conference. Its worth pointing out that ammunition is generally not...
  • Turkey agrees to Syria ceasefire: Vice President Mike Pence

    10/17/2019 10:51:35 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 68 replies
    abc ^ | October 17, 2019 | ByCONOR FINNEGANandBEN GITTLESON
    Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria between its forces and their allied rebels and U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds, Vice President Mike Pence announced.
  • NY Times Cheers Democratic Socialism Again: 'Something Unique to Fight For'

    10/17/2019 10:29:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/16/2019 | Clay Waters
    New York Times reporter Isabella Grullon Paz devoted nearly 1,500 words (plus three flattering photographs of her subjects) in her Wednesday edition profile of the Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter at Ohio State University: Why Some Young Voters Bolt the Democratic Party For Democratic Socialism. The long story was long on pushing the students' youthful enthusiasm, and entirely absent of questioning the wisdom of trying to outflank the Democratic Party, already careening toward the left on gun control, abortion, immigration, and transgenderism (click expand): As Tuesday nights Democratic debate approached, members of the Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter...
  • Trump Claims Prison Escape Of ISIS Terrorists Was Manufactured

    10/17/2019 10:29:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    News Wars ^ | 10/17/19 | Steve Watson
    President Trump claimed Wednesday that the purported ‘escape‘ of hundreds of ISIS terrorists from a prison in northern Syria was purposefully manufactured in order to draw US troops back into the conflict there.While speaking in front of the press at the White House, Trump described the withdrawal of troops from Syria as “strategically brilliant,” adding that as far as ISIS is concerned “you have a lot of countries over there that hate ISIS as much as we do…So they can take care of ISIS.”“We have them captured. The United States captured them,” Trump urged before making the claim about the...
  • In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace

    10/17/2019 10:14:36 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    Pew ^ | 10 17 2019 | Pew
    The religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a rapid clip. In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade. Meanwhile, the religiously unaffiliated share of the population, consisting of people who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or nothing in particular, now stands at 26%, up from 17% in 2009. Both Protestantism and Catholicism are experiencing losses of population share. Currently, 43% of U.S. adults identify with Protestantism, down from 51% in...
  • NO PARKING! Pro-Trump Teens Forced to Paint Over 'Keep America Great' Signs

    10/17/2019 10:14:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/16/2019 | Todd Starnes
    Theres a long-standing tradition at many high schools across the fruited plain when you become a senior you get to paint your parking spot. This year that tradition is causing big problems, especially for teenage supporters of President Trump. At Calhoun High School in Texas a teenage boy had decorated his parking spot with a painting of a John Deere tractor along with the words Trump 2020. My son was called into the principals office and told to paint over the Trump 2020 on his spot, Krystal Stringham told ToddStarnes.com. He asked the principal why, and was told it...
  • Trump to host G7 at his own Florida resort property

    10/17/2019 10:06:49 AM PDT · by McGruff · 92 replies
    CNN ^ | October 17, 2019 | Maegan Vazquez
    White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced during a White House press briefing that the 2020 G7 summit will be held at Trump National in Doral, Florida, from June 10-12. "We used the same set of criteria that previous administrations have used," Mulvaney said. He said Doral was "far and away the best physical facility for this meeting." President Donald Trump is sure to receive criticism and will face questions about whether he stands to profit financially from the large summit. Trump has received such criticism in the past for hosting foreign leaders, including China's President Xi Jinping,...
  • Postal Service Board of Governors Need to Embrace Innovative Reforms

    10/17/2019 10:02:27 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 15 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | October 8, 2019 | Edward Hudgins
    The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors has reached a quorum for the first time since 2014. Finally, USPS can take much-needed action to stem multi-billion-dollar annual losses, which threatens the very future of USPS mail delivery. However, the board shouldnt seek more revenue by forcing USPS to raise rates on its package delivery customers. If done, this could cripple the growing e-commerce sector and probably wouldnt actually bring in more revenue. In other words, USPS should consider more innovative methods so it can meet the many challenges that lie ahead. In thinking and writing about postal issues for...
  • Washington Post: For the first time, workers are paying a higher tax rate than investors and owners

    10/17/2019 9:47:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/17/2019 | By Christopher Ingraham
    Most Americans have to work to earn a living. But the rich are different: They get most of their income not from labor but from what they own companies, stocks, real estate and the like. These income-generating assets are what economists call capital. And because capital is heavily concentrated among the rich, the U.S. government taxed earnings derived from capital at a higher rate than earnings made through labor for the entirety of the 20th century. But thats no longer the case, according to economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman of the University of California at Berkeley. In their...
  • California will be first state to train doctors in how their counsel can prevent gun deaths

    10/17/2019 9:46:31 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 37 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/16/2019 | Cathie Anderson
    The state of California will pay $3.85 million to researchers at the University of California, Davis, to develop the nations first program to train health care professionals to help their patients reduce firearm-related injury and death, university officials announced Tuesday.
  • Furious commuters drag Extinction Rebellion protesters from top of Tube (UK)

    10/17/2019 9:41:46 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    SkyNews ^ | Oct 17, 2019 | Alix Culbertson
    Angry commuters have pulled Extinction Rebellion protesters from the top of a Tube as activists disrupted services across London. At Canning Town station in east London dozens of commuters were seen pulling two campaigners, dressed in jacket and tie, from the top of a Jubilee Line Tube train after they unfurled a banner saying, "Business as usual = death". The pair used a ladder to climb onto the roof, prompting an immediate reaction from commuters, including one who threw his sandwich at them. A drink was also hurled at one of them. One Tube user reportedly shouted: "I need to...
  • Flynn Spygate Saga: Why It Matters That Sidney Powell Wants Data From Joseph Mifsuds Smartphones

    10/17/2019 9:41:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/17/2019 | Margot Cleveland
    On Tuesday, attorney Sidney Powell struck again, revealing yet another huge development in the Spygate saga between the lines of her latest motion. That motion, filed in the still-pending criminal case against Trumps former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, demanded exculpatory evidence from federal prosecutors.But unlike her previously filed motion to compel, here Powell seeks evidence that has only recently come into its possession. And the evidence sought? The data and metadata from two Blackberry devices used by Joseph Mifsud.While Powells latest motion barely equaled two pages, the implications are multi-pronged and monumental.That the U.S. government has only recently obtained...
  • First-generation American launches Senate campaign against Booker

    10/17/2019 9:40:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/19 | Justine Coleman
    A first-generation American on Thursday launched his campaign for Sen. Cory Booker's (D-N.J.) Senate seat. Rik Mehta, a pharmacist and lawyer whose parents came to the U.S. before he was born, will run as a Republican against Booker, whom he criticizes as having left New Jersey behind to run for the White House. "In a few weeks, when Cory Booker is done showboating around Iowa and dropping out of the presidential race, he'll run back to New Jersey to pretend he cares about all of us he left behind," Mehta said in his campaign video. "The difference this time: He'll...