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  • Exclusive: TheDCNF Asked Paris Climate Accord Backers If They’d Support Banning Private(T)

    12/12/2018 8:49:27 AM PST · by rktman
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/12/2018 | Michael Bastasch and Chris White
    Full Title" Exclusive: TheDCNF Asked Paris Climate Accord Backers If They’d Support Banning Private Jets. Most Didn’t Respond Most companies and individuals TheDCNF reached out to did not respond, including Facebook, Apple, Google and other companies that often tout their “green image.” Not even former Vice President Al Gore, the father of climate activism, responded to TheDCNF’s question. In fact, all but two of the 26 corporations were silent when asked by TheDCNF if they would support a ban on private jets to help cut greenhouse gas emissions in line with what the United Nations says is needed to meet...
  • Brzezinski apologizes after backlash over homophobic remark about Pompeo

    12/12/2018 8:47:44 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/12/18 | Joe Concha
    MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski is apologizing after she used a homophobic remark to describe Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Wednesday morning on "Morning Joe." Brzezinski was speaking about Pompeo's interview on cable news rival "Fox & Friends," where the secretary of State reiterated that while the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was a "tragic incident" that America doesn't approve of, the Saudis are still "an important ally" of the United States. "I understand that Donald Trump doesn't care … But why doesn't Mike Pompeo care right now?" Brzezinski asked during an interview with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). "Are the...
  • Julián Castro calls Latinos to action as he moves toward 2020 run

    12/12/2018 8:45:19 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 12/12/2018 | Alexandra Villarreal
    The former San Antonio mayor and secretary of housing and urban development (Hud) under Barack Obama has already held events with prospective donors for a 2020 campaign. He told Rolling Stone in October that he is “likely” to run. Among all of the speculated contenders in the 2020 presidential race, Castro will probably be the only prominent Latino Democrat. The 44-year-old has been a rising star in the Democratic party since he became mayor of one of the country’s largest cities in 2009. Three years later, he was the first Latino to give a keynote speech at the Democratic national...
  • CNN Wants You to Eat Bugs to Save the Planet

    12/12/2018 8:39:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    The world has found itself in a “mammoth environmental crisis,” and we will all have to dramatically alter our diets to reduce our impact on the Earth, CNN argues in a story advocating replacing beef consumption with bug consumption.Discussing the UK’s new “bleeding” burger that is not made from meat, CNN has laid out a few options for getting away from “greenhouse-gas-intensive foods such as beef and toward healthier and more sustainable diets.” Here are some foods you can eat to reduce your beef intake https://t.co/BNMFUwil3j pic.twitter.com/ddmB4uWXEs— CNN (@CNN) December 9, 2018 Six-legged creatures already supplement the diets of 2...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,EST,12NOONPM-3PM,M-F,WOR AM,December 12,2018

    12/12/2018 8:29:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGAHUMPDayGreetingsDITTOS!
  • Was That Mika this Morning or Some SNL Parody?

    12/12/2018 8:22:39 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Turning on the tube this morning, you had to wonder whether you were actually watching Morning Joe, or a rerun of Saturday Night Live's satire of Mika Brzezinski's histrionics on the show. The doubt arose because Mika gave an exceptionally emotional performance that seemed like a virtual parody of the parody. As others spoke, Mika interrupted with excited yells. Check the mash-up below. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Supreme Court Conservatives Rebuke Kavanaugh, Roberts for Refusing Planned Parenthood Medicaid Case

    12/12/2018 8:19:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/12/2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to consider cases involving states' ability to decide whether certain health providers are eligible for Medicaid reimbursements. Conservative justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch rebuked their colleagues for refusing to take up the issue due to a tenuous connection with Planned Parenthood. "Some tenuous connection to a politically fraught issue does not justify abdicating our judicial duty," Thomas wrote in a scathing dissent joined by Alito and Gorsuch. "If anything, neutrally applying the law is all the more important when political issues are in the background." The Supreme Court refused to consider...
  • Trump sprang three traps on Pelosi and Schumer yesterday

    12/12/2018 8:10:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/12/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    President Trump clearly shocked House speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer yesterday with his televising of the Oval Office sit-down over his demand for $5 billion in funding for border security, including funding of critical mileage for his border wall.  Knowing well that Pelosi had already vowed publicly that "transparency and openness" would characterize the Democrat-run House starting next month, her plaintive request to speak in private scored points for Trump and revealed her hypocrisy before any substance at all was considered. The remarkable body language during the meeting tells the story of Trump's dominance.  Here is the...
  • It was a TRAP: Sentencing memo in Mike Flynn case proves Comey’s FBI was trying to set him up

    12/12/2018 8:02:14 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 16 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/12/18 | USA Features
    Deep State: A sentencing memo for former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn filed in federal court by special counsel Robert Mueller provides the clearest evidence yet that the retired three-star Army general was set up in a perjury trap by James Comey’s FBI. According to a portion of the memo posted online, FBI agents were sent to question Flynn at the White House on Jan. 24, 2017, just four days after POTUS Donald Trump was inaugurated. The memo makes it clear that Flynn had no idea he was being interrogated. What’s more, fired Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Comey’s second-in-command, instructed...
  • Shakedown: Central Americans demand reparations to go home

    12/12/2018 7:58:39 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 24 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 12/12/2018 | San Diego Union-Tribune
    Two groups of Central American migrants made separate marches on the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana Tuesday, demanding that they be processed through the asylum system more quickly and in greater numbers, that deportations be halted and that President Trump either let them into the country or pay them $50,000 each to go home.
  • Text messages might be next to face California tax, reports say

    12/12/2018 7:58:37 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 23 replies
    FOX news ^ | 12/12/2018 | Stephen Sorace
    California state regulators have been working on a plan to charge mobile phone users a text messaging fee intended to fund programs that make phone service accessible to the low-income residents, reports said Tuesday. It’s a dumb idea,” Jim Wunderman, president of the Bay Area Council business group, told the paper. “This is how conversations take place in this day and age, and it’s almost like saying there should be a tax on the conversations we have.” While the amount consumers would be expected to pay remained unclear, some business groups are saying the new charges could cost wireless users...
  • Who's a 'Smear Machine'? PolitiFact Hails Harsh Parkland Teen Leftists on 'Lie of the Year'

    12/12/2018 7:57:03 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/12/2018 | Tim Graham
    The "independent fact checkers" at PolitiFact displayed their liberal stripes again this week by hailing the liberal student activists of Parkland High School as the victimized heroes of their 2018 "Lie of the Year." The "online smear machine" that tried to "take down Parkland students" was singled out as the very worst. The PolitiFact online ballot for their liberal audience consisted of five Trump statements, one by Trump adviser Larry Kudlow, the Parkland "smear machine"....and then one each by socialists Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
  • No sign of that back brace! Hillary Clinton boogies with John Kerry and King of Bollywood ...

    12/12/2018 7:44:18 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 29 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 12, 2018 | By Charlie Moore and Stephanie Linning
    No sign of that back brace! Hillary Clinton boogies with John Kerry and King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan at the star-studded $100million wedding of India's richest heiress Billionaire heiress Isha Ambani, 27, will marry Anand Piramal, 33, Wednesday Her father Mukesh Ambani - India's richest man - will host the wedding at home Guests have already enjoyed pre-wedding events including a Beyoncé concert Hillary Clinton tried her hand at Bollywood dancing at the pre-celebrations Hillary Clinton tried her hand at Bollywood dancing last night at the wedding of India's richest heiress. The former first lady, who was seen wearing...
  • The New Christmas Tradition

    12/12/2018 7:42:58 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 12 Dec 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Yesterday, the usual "known wolf" - that's to say, known to the highest levels of the French security apparatus - killed three and wounded a dozen more in this year's first attack on a Christmas market - in Strasbourg. The jihadist yelled ...oh, go on, take a wild guess: Joyeux Noël? Bonnes Fętes? No, he stuck to the traditional greeting. Just over two years ago, in the summer of 2016, I met a delightful German lady who lives just across the border from Strasbourg and whose husband, in fact, was born and raised there. Along with her child, my friend,...
  • Democrat Senator Kamala Harris to Retain Seat on Judiciary Committe

    12/12/2018 7:40:39 AM PST · by skimbell · 24 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 12-11-18 | Nate Church
    California Senator Kamala Harris was at risk of losing her seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee but kept it with the assistance of Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer
  • William Shatner battles with fans over defense of 'Baby It's Cold Outside'

    12/12/2018 7:29:04 AM PST · by Freeport · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2018-12-12 | Tyler McCarthy
    Former “Star Trek” actor William Shatner has taken a hard stance on the ongoing controversy surrounding the Christmas song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” to both the joy and dismay of his fans. As previously reported, the song has been removed by some radio stations over claims that the song deals with a woman saying “no” to a man’s advances and him persisting. The 87-year-old actor took to Twitter on Tuesday to urge fans to call into CBC radio after it announced that it would remove the holiday song from the airwaves to demand they play it. “Call in to CBC...
  • 'Give us $50,000 each to go home': Caravan march demanding US government let them in or pay them off

    12/12/2018 7:25:30 AM PST · by caww · 69 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12/12/2018 | CHIARA FIORILLO
    (Extortion).....Two groups of migrants from Central America marched to the American consulate in Tijuana, Mexico, yesterday, with a list of demands to the Trump administration. One of them asked the American president to either let them in the country or pay them $50,000 each to go home, a report said. 'Alfonso Guerreo Ulloa', an organizer from Honduras, told the San Diego Union-Tribune that the $50,000 figure is not a very big sum. Thanks to this amount, he said, the migrants could return home and start a small business there. The caravan migrants also asked the US to remove Honduran President...
  • END OF MACRON: French president faces NO CONFIDENCE vote TOMORROW - France in chaos

    12/12/2018 7:17:26 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 66 replies
    Express, UK ^ | December 12, 2018 | Rebecca Perring
    EMMANUEL Macron's government faces a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday amid nationwide anger at the French president which has seen violent riots across the country. Mr Macron's leadership is hanging by a thread after the Yellow Vest protests posed the most formidable challenge yet to his presidency. Leftist MEPs said Thursday's vote is the result of 18 months of fiscal injustice and called on the French president to "radically change direction". The Paris protests which erupted on November 17, were focused on denouncing a squeeze on household spending brought about by Mr Macron's taxes on diesel, which...
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    Calling all FReepers: Please get your final donations for the 4th qtr in and let's wrap this baby up!! Go, FReepers, GO!! Let's get 'er done!! Prayers up for continuing progress and success. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties...
  • Flynn says FBI pushed him not to have lawyer present during interview

    12/12/2018 6:58:56 AM PST · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12 2018 | Gregg Re
    In a lengthy court filing Tuesday, attorneys for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn alleged that then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe pushed Flynn not to have an attorney present during the questioning that ultimately led to his guilty plea on a single charge of lying to federal authorities. The document outlines, with striking new details, the rapid sequence of events that led to Flynn's sudden fall from the Trump administration. The filing also seemingly demonstrates that the FBI took a significantly more aggressive tack in handling the Flynn interview than it did during other similar matters, including the agency's sit-downs...