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  • U.S. Funds Scandinavian Humanitarian Group that Helps Islamic Terrorists

    04/25/2018 11:11:59 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 1 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 24 April 2018
    A global humanitarian group that receives generous U.S. government funding [from USAID] helps Islamic terrorist organizations abroad and a country [Iran] that appears on the State Department’s list of nations that sponsor terrorism.
  • Ted Cruz Endorses Donald Trump in 2020

    04/25/2018 11:06:34 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 25 Apr 2018
    Mansour asked Cruz, “Would you be supportive of President Trump if he ran for reelection in 2020?” Cruz replied, “I certainly assume so. I was supportive of and campaigned for President Trump in 2016, and I am very encouraged with the substantive policy victories we are getting, whether it is an historic tax cut bill, whether it is regulatory reform that’s unleashing jobs, whether it is repealing the Obamacare individual mandate — which I led the fight to do in the United States Senate — whether it is nominating and confirming strong constitutionalists to the courts. On all of those...
  • Waffle House Suspect's Ex-Bosses asked FBI to Detain, Help Him

    04/25/2018 11:04:42 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 4/25/18 | AP
    The co-owner of a Colorado crane company where the suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a Nashville restaurant once worked said she had urged federal officials to keep him in custody after he was arrested at the White House last year. Travis Reinking, 29, is accused of opening fire Sunday outside a Waffle House with an AR-15 rifle and then storming the restaurant, wearing only a green jacket. Four people were killed and four others were wounded in the shooting. But Reinking had exhibited erratic behavior for years before the shooting. Darlene Sustrich, who co-owns a Colorado crane company...
  • Golden State Killer suspect arrested in California, reports say

    04/25/2018 10:56:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    The suspect believed to be the notorious Golden State Killer -- who was wanted in a dozen murders and nearly 50 rapes from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s -- was reportedly arrested in California on Wednesday. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested at his Citrus Heights home, located 16 miles northeast of Sacramento, on two counts of murder, a law enforcement source told FOX40. He is reportedly on suicide watch and being held at the Sacramento County jail. Shelly Orio, a spokeswoman for the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, told The New York Times that a “major development had...
  • Govt Could Intervene over Takeover of Pro-Brexit Express by Left-Wing Mirror

    04/25/2018 10:31:28 AM PDT · by davikkm · 1 replies
    breitbart ^ | VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
    The Culture Secretary has said that the government could investigate the takeover of the Brexit-supporting Express by the left-wing Trinity Mirror over the question of editorial independence. Matt Hancock said he was “minded” to launch a government investigation into the takeover of Northern & Shell’s UK publishing assets, which include the Express and Daily Star newspapers, by Trinity Mirror, reports the BBC. “The first public interest ground [for investigating the merger] is the need for free expression of opinion, and concerns the potential impact the transfer of newspapers would have on editorial decision making,” Mr. Hancock said. “The second ground...
  • OPCW Finds No Chemical Weapons at Syrian Facilities Bombed by US - Russian MoD

    04/25/2018 10:26:20 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 12 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 04/25/2018 | Sputnik News
    Last week, the fact-finding mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited a site in the Damascus suburb of Douma to collect samples in connection with the alleged April 7 chemical attack. Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Col. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy has announced that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had confirmed that there were no chemical weapons found at the Barzeh research center in Damascus despite the US officials' claims. The official further noted that thousands of people could have died if there was any chemical...
  • Woman Calls 911 on Father with Kids at Park Due to His Pro-2A Shirt

    04/25/2018 10:26:20 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    A Texas dad playing with his children at a local playground got quite a surprise when the police showed up to question him, stating that his pro-gun shirt was “making other parents uncomfortable”. Troy Johnston and his two daughters, ages four and six, stopped at Castle Park on March 30, so the children could enjoy the park’s swings and maze, he told Blue Lives Matter. Several other parents approached Johnston while his daughters were playing, alerting him to the fact that a woman was very irate with the verbiage on his shirt and was threatening to call the police and...
  • Chicago Is Trying to Pay Down Its Debt by Impounding Innocent People’s Cars

    04/25/2018 10:22:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    reason.com ^ | April 25, 2018 | C.J. Ciaramella
    On June 21, 2016, Chicago police pulled Spencer Byrd over for a broken turn signal. Byrd says his signal wasn't broken, but that detail would soon be the least of his worries. Ever since, Byrd has been trapped in one of the city's most confusing bureaucratic mazes, deprived of his car and his ability to work. He now owes the city thousands of dollars for the pleasure. Byrd, 50, lives in Harvey, Illinois, a corrupt, crime-ridden town south of Chicago where more than 35 percent of the populace lives below the poverty line. He's a carpenter by trade, but until...
  • Rosen sells out veterans by raising money with ‘Hanoi Jane’

    04/25/2018 10:16:54 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 10 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 25, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    Most politicians would do anything to avoid disparaging veterans. But Rep. Jacky Rosen, now running for the U.S. Senate, isn’t most politicians, and Sen. Dean Heller wants to make sure you know about it. Last Friday, Rosen and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto attended a fundraiser hosted by Jane Fonda and other Hollywood elites. Yes, that’s the same Jane Fonda whom many Vietnam War veterans dubbed “Hanoi Jane” when she was photographed smiling while sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. The same Jane Fonda who said POWs claiming torture were “hypocrites and liars.” The same Jane Fonda who voiced North...
  • 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 · 37 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...
  • Why Democrats Should Get On Board With Universal Employment

    04/25/2018 10:14:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    WBUR Public Radio ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Miles Howard
    Two years ago, the Democratic frontrunner running for president scored votes and pundit points by reasoning that universal health care — among other big ideas being floated by liberals at the time — was too difficult: that progress happens in increments, and not earthquakes. That was 2016. This year, likely Democratic contenders for the 2020 White House race have embraced not only single-payer, but as of this week, an even more radical idea that makes government health care look like an exercise in political moderatism. Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booger and Bernie Sanders have each called for a program that would...
  • Supreme Court’s conservative justices appear to back Trump’s authority for travel ban

    04/25/2018 10:12:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/25/2018 | By Robert Barnes, Ann E. Marimow and Matt Zapotosky
    The conservative majority on the Supreme Court seemed to agree Wednesday that President Trump has the authority to ban immigrants from certain majority-Muslim countries if he thinks that it is necessary to protect the country. Lower courts have struck down each of the three iterations of the president’s travel ban proclamation, the first of which was issued just a week after he took office in January 2017. But the conservative-leaning Supreme Court may be Trump’s best hope, and it gave the administration a boost by allowing the ban to go into effect in December while considering the challenges to it....
  • Exclusive: Ted Cruz Endorses Donald Trump in 2020

    04/25/2018 10:12:22 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2018 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    during a Tuesday interview with SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Breitbart News Tonight. Mansour asked Cruz, “Would you be supportive of President Trump if he ran for reelection in 2020?” Cruz replied, “I certainly assume so. I was supportive of and campaigned for President Trump in 2016, and I am very encouraged with the substantive policy victories we are getting, whether it is an historic tax cut bill, whether it is regulatory reform that’s unleashing jobs, whether it is repealing the Obamacare individual mandate — which I led the fight to do in the United States Senate...
  • Security Video Shows Small Plane Landing on Calgary Road Wednesday

    04/25/2018 10:08:03 AM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 1 replies
    Global News Calgary ^ | April 25, 2018 | Global News Calgary
    Security video shows small plane landing on Calgary road Wednesday
  • American Supporters of Alfie Evans to Hold Prayer Vigil at British Embassy in Washington Thursday

    04/25/2018 10:04:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | April 25, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    American supporters of Alfie Evans who have been wondering what they can do now have an opportunity to show their support publicly. Supporters of Alfie and his family will be gathering in Washington DC on Thursday at the British Embassy to hold a prayer vigil on their behalf. Led by Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition,the prayer vigil for Alfie will take place at the British embassy on Thursday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m. “Alfie Evans has a mysterious, undiagnosed disease and is in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England. A massive court battle over his care...
  • Israel May Strike Russian Systems In Syria After Threats Of ‘Catastrophic Consequences’

    04/25/2018 10:02:08 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4-25-2018 | Mac Slavo
    As we seem to be inching ever closer to World War 3, heated rhetoric and threats between nations are becoming everyday occurrences. Israel has threatened to strike Russian systems in Syria after it was threatened with “catastrophic consequences” if it does. Russia will send advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Bashar al-Assad, officials said Monday, warning Israel not to attack the new air defense systems or suffer “catastrophic consequences.” But Israel, in turn, threatened to strike those very systems anyway. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday that Israel may strike the Russian-made S-300 anti-aircraft defense systems in Syria if they are...
  • North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed ... and that may be why Kim Jong-un suspended tests

    04/25/2018 9:58:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies
    SCMP ^ | 25 April, 2018 | 25 April, 2018
    North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed ... and that may be why Kim Jong-un suspended tests The mountain’s collapse after a fifth blast last fall has led to the creation of a massive ‘chimney’ that could leak radioactive fallout into the air, researchers have found North Korea’s mountain nuclear test site has collapsed, putting China and other nearby nations at unprecedented risk of radioactive exposure, two separate groups of Chinese scientists studying the issue have confirmed. The collapse after five nuclear blasts may be why North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declared on Friday that he would freeze the hermit...
  • LISTEN: Supreme Court hears arguments over Trump’s travel ban [full audio at link]

    04/25/2018 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    PBS ^ | April 25, 2018
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appears likely to win his travel ban case at the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy both signaled support for the travel policy in arguments Wednesday at the high court. The ban’s challengers almost certainly need one of those two justices if the court is to strike down the ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. The audio recordings of Wednesday’s arguments in the Trump v. Hawaii case were released. Listen to the arguments in the player above.
  • Chevron evacuates Venezuela executives following staff arrests

    04/25/2018 9:37:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Alexandra Ulmer, Marianna Parraga, Ernest Scheyder
    U.S. oil major Chevron Corp has evacuated executives from Venezuela after two of its workers were imprisoned over a contract dispute with state-owned oil company PDVSA, according to four sources familiar with the matter. Chevron asked other employees to avoid the facilities of its joint venture with the OPEC nation’s oil firm, the sources said. The arrests, in a raid by national intelligence officers, were the first at a foreign oil firm since Venezuela’s government launched a purge last fall that has resulted in detentions of more than 80 executives at PDVSA and business partners. The Chevron workers may face...
  • Fresno State Won’t Punish Professor Who Bashed Barbara Bush

    04/25/2018 9:34:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/25/2018 | Melanie Arter
    The Fresno State University professor who made derogatory comments on Twitter about the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, won’t be disciplined, the school announced Tuesday. In a letter to the “Campus Community,” Fresno State University President Joseph Castro said professor Randa Jarrar’s “conduct was insensitive, inappropriate and an embarrassment to the university.” However, “After completing this process, we have concluded that Professor Jarrar did not violate any CSU or university policies and that she was acting in a private capacity and speaking about a public matter on her personal Twitter account,” Castro wrote. “Her comments, although disgraceful, are...