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  • Mueller Probe Increasingly Looking Empty, Top Legal Experts Say

    03/21/2018 7:14:55 PM PDT · by upchuck · 8 replies
    Lifezette ^ | Mar 19, 2018 | Brendan Kirby
    Harvard's Dershowitz, former prosecutor diGenova say the special counsel failed to uncover credible evidence of Trump collusion with Moscow. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of allegations of collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russian political and business interests increasingly looks like it is coming up empty, a pair of legal experts said Monday... Joseph diGenova, a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia under President Ronald Reagan, said during a separate appearance on the Ingraham program that Mueller's probe should end. "Whatever purpose it had in the beginning, that purpose has now been served, and it is...
  • Oregon initiative would outlaw assault weapons, unless guns are registered with police

    03/21/2018 7:12:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | KATU News
    SALEM, Ore. – A recently filed Oregon initiative would make manufacturing, importing, possessing, purchasing or selling an assault weapon or large capacity magazine a crime – with only a few exceptions. If passed, Oregon Initiative 42 would only allow owners to keep their assault weapons and large capacity magazines if they register them with Oregon State Police. If the initiative goes into effect, anyone who owns an assault weapon or large capacity magazine will be required to remove them from the state, sell the items, surrender the items to a law enforcement agency for destruction, render the assault weapon permanently...
  • YouTube Bans All Gun Demonstration Videos

    03/21/2018 7:05:56 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Mar 2018 | AWR HAWKINS
    YouTube is entering the gun control debate with a new ban on videos which demo firearms or link to websites selling firearms or firearm accessories. The move to ban firearm demos dovetails with the media platform’s desire to “prohibit videos with instructions on how to assemble firearms.” Ironically, guns built at home have not been part of the mass public attacks that have drawn national attention over the past months and years, but guns acquired at retail via background checks have been. Bloomberg reports that YouTube issued a statement in coordination with new prohibitions, saying, “We routinely make updates and...
  • Good News or Bad News

    03/21/2018 6:01:59 PM PDT · by upchuck · 8 replies
    email | Mar 21, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    Four recent news stories caused me to think about the current political environment, and how we increasingly reframe news to fit our ideological understanding of the world. It seems that more and more, information means something totally different to people depending on their outlook – to the point that people with differing political positions can appear to be living in alternate realities. Consider how some might react to these four unrelated, recent events: 1. The Daily Caller reported on March 15 that 2 million Americans got off food stamps in President Trump’s first year. Citing a recent assessment by the...
  • Obama directive easing school discipline for minority students fueling classroom chaos

    03/21/2018 5:32:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 21, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    The Trump administration is being accused of racism for targeting an Obama-era directive compelling schools to ease up on discipline for minority students — even though the policy has made life more difficult for kids, including minorities, stuck in increasingly unruly classrooms. Ask Virginia Walden Ford, who runs a church-based after-school snack program in Little Rock. She was recently surprised when a young, fearful black girl turned up before the end of the school day and admitted she had skipped class. Why? She had been involved in a fight the day before with another girl, but the school had refused...
  • VIDEO: Dashcam Shows Self-Driving Uber Kill Pedestrian

    03/21/2018 5:24:49 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 86 replies
    BlueLivesMatter ^ | 21 March 2018 | OfficerBlue
    Video has been released which shows how the self-driving Uber car killed a pedestrian.The New York Times reported that Uber had suspended testing of its self-driving cars in Tempe, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Toronto, in the wake of the accident. An Uber spokeswoman said the company was “fully cooperating” with the local authorities. The autonomous Uber had a safety driver at the wheel, as was required for Uber’s autonomous test vehicles operating on public roads, Tech Crunch reported. Police said that the Uber was driving northbound near Mill Avenue and Curry Road when a woman attempted to cross the street...
  • Paul Ryan BLOCKS Trump's Border Wall in New Spending Bill - Time To Go

    03/21/2018 5:24:29 PM PDT · by MNDude · 96 replies
    House Majority Leader Paul Ryan (R-WI) has introduced one of the largest spending bills in the history of the United States of America's government with nearly a trillion dollars in expenses - but has failed to produce the necessary $25 billion President Trump has required for his Border Wall proposal. Included in the massive waste of spending is nearly $30 billion for Obamacare markets, that will “fund insurer payments known as cost-sharing reduction payments for three years, and offer $30 billion in reinsurance funds distributed evenly for three years,” according to the Washington Examiner. The influx of cash for the...

    03/21/2018 5:20:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 3/18/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    **SNIP** Obama breaks three decades of silence with call to Iranian president Obama began by congratulating Rouhani on his June election. He referred to the long mistrust between the two sides but said he believed the talks were already making progress. Obama Calls to Congratulate Putin As the New York Times reported earlier in the week, there are serious charges that Putin rigged the election: “A day after claiming an overwhelming victory in Russia’s presidential election, Vladimir V. Putin on Monday faced a range of challenges to his legitimacy, including charges of fraud from international observers and a defiant opposition...
  • Alaskan spaceport to host secretive commercial launch

    03/21/2018 5:07:55 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    Space News ^ | 3/20/2018 | Jeff Foust
    An Alaskan spaceport will host the first launch of a rocket developed by a stealthy startup company as soon as next week, spaceport officials confirmed March 20. Alaska Aerospace Corp., which operates Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska (PSCA) on Kodiak Island, said the launch period for the flight of the unidentified vehicle runs from March 27 to April 6. It did not specify when during the day the launch would take place. A “Local Notice to Mariners” issued by the U.S. Coast Guard March 14 included a notice about a rocket launch planned from PSCA, giving a window of March 26...
  • Mueller team so far has indicated 4 main areas it wants to ask the President about

    03/21/2018 4:59:00 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 29 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 21 March 2018 | Pamela Brown, Gloria Borger and Katelyn Polantz
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has so far discussed with President Donald Trump's lawyers four main topics they want to talk about with the President. According to two sources, the areas that the special counsel investigators have indicated they want to pursue with Trump are the President's role in crafting a statement abroad Air Force One that miscast Donald Trump Jr.'s campaign June 2016 meeting with Russians in Trump Tower, the circumstances surrounding that Trump Tower meeting as well as the firings of FBI Director James Comey and national security adviser Michael Flynn.
  • Why Nobody Cares About Stormy Daniels

    03/21/2018 4:50:13 PM PDT · by ColtMeadows · 77 replies
    The Observer ^ | March 21, 2018 | Thomas Farnan
    There is a basic morality to Trump’s politics. He may be unfaithful in other relationships, but in dealings with his supporters he has been heroically true. He sticks to his promises under attacks that men with greater reputations for virtue have fled. It is not lost on conservatives that they put into office two Bushes, exemplars of public rectitude, who tended to sue for peace whenever the left threatened to expel them from the club of right thinkers. The parable Jesus told of the Good Samaritan is about two upstanding members of the community passing a man who was robbed...
  • Fusion centers spying on patriots in all 50 states

    03/21/2018 4:49:13 PM PDT · by LeoHohmann · 9 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 20, 2018 | Leo Hohmann
    Brenda Arthur received an unexpected visit on March 8 that, one week later, leaves her feeling more than a little uneasy. At her door that day was an officer with the West Virginia State Police. He wanted to know about her involvement in a Freedom of Information request regarding a local mosque. Arthur, who will turn 67 this summer, is leader of the West Virginia chapter of ACT For America, whose mission is to educate Americans about the advancement of Islamic principles in Western societies.
  • “Small Group” under Andrew McCabe Coordinated Investigations of Incoming Trump Officials

    03/21/2018 4:23:26 PM PDT · by son of terrence · 32 replies
    Nearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe for what Sessions called a “lack of candor,” McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when testifying before Congress about contacts with Russian operatives, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. (read more)
  • Trump set for China tariff announcement on Thursday, trade war fears grow

    03/21/2018 4:19:29 PM PDT · by Mariner · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 21st, 2018 | David Chance, Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce tariffs on Chinese imports on Thursday, a White House official said, in a move aimed at curbing theft of U.S. technology that is likely to trigger retaliation from Beijing and stoke fears of a global trade war. There was no indication of the size and the scope of tariffs, which U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Wednesday would target China’s high technology sector and which could also include restrictions on Chinese investments in the United States. Other sectors like apparel could also be hit. “Tomorrow the president will announce the actions...
  • Senate passes anti-sex-trafficking bill opposed by tech companies

    03/21/2018 4:09:06 PM PDT · by MNDude · 8 replies
    Prosecutors and victims will have greater power to go after websites that have facilitated the online sex business, under a new bill passed by the Senate on Wednesday, and big tech companies fear it will open the door to greater regulation by Washington. The Senate passed the bill, 97 to 2, and sent it to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The House passed it last month. The bill’s passage marked a rare political defeat for the technology industry, which has become a powerful lobbying force in Washington in recent years. Large companies like Alphabet Inc.’s GOOGL,...
  • Denounced by His Party as a Nazi, Arthur Jones Wins Illinois G.O.P. Congressional Primary

    03/21/2018 3:34:27 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 43 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03/20/18 | Liam Stack
    Arthur Jones, a Holocaust denier described as a Nazi by the Illinois Republican Party, won the Republican primary on Tuesday in the state’s Third Congressional District, a heavily Democratic district that includes part of Chicago and its suburbs, according to The Associated Press. Mr. Jones, 70, unsuccessfully sought the nomination five times before, and his victory on Tuesday was a foregone conclusion after the Republican Party failed to draft another candidate to enter the race against him. “Even if only myself and my wife voted for me, I’d win the primary because the Republican Party screwed up big time,”...
  • Illegal immigrants, who dodged California ICE raid after Dem mayor's tip-off, re-arrested ...

    03/21/2018 3:15:28 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 21, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Complete Headline: Illegal immigrants, who dodged California ICE raid after Dem mayor's tip-off, re-arrested for new crimes Three illegal immigrants, who avoided capture after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf blew the whistle on a raid by federal immigration authorities last month, have since been re-arrested for new crimes including robbery and spousal abuse, ICE officials said. [Snip] On Tuesday, officials said that at least three of those who were targeted in the raid, but were not apprehended, had since been arrested for additional crimes. One was a Mexican national arrested for robbery and gun crimes, who was released back into the...
  • City Council Eliminates Teacher Who Called Military Lowest Of Our Low

    03/21/2018 3:06:45 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 19 replies
    BlueLivesMatter ^ | 21 March 2018 | Andrew Blake
    The anti-military rant was captured on video. Pico Rivera, CA – The California public school teacher, whose anti-military comments were captured on video in the classroom, was fired on Wednesday. School Board President Aurora Villon said the El Rancho Unified School District voted unanimously on March 20 to terminate Gregory Salcido, after the history teacher called people who serve in the military “dumbs**ts” during a classroom rant, according to the Los Angeles Times. “Think about the people who you know who are over there. Your freaking stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They’re dumbs**ts,” Salcido in the January tirade. “They’re not...
  • 'Fire & Fury' author Michael Wolff cancels several speaking dates on book tour

    03/21/2018 2:31:30 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 20, 2018 01:47 PM | Eddie Scarry
    Michael Wolff, author of the sensational Fury and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, is supposed to be on a speaking tour to promote his book, but many of the dates for his shows have been canceled after several controversial media appearances by the author. Wolff in late February announced the tour that had at least 18 stops across the U.S. and was supposed to last through April and into mid-May. As of Tuesday, however, shows planned for Portland (April 13), Los Angeles (April 14), and San Jose (April 17) have been canceled, according to websites for the venues where...
  • School Administration Only Allows One Side of Gun Debate

    03/21/2018 1:38:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    When political activists are attempting to pass a long-term agenda with emotion and fear, they cannot allow dissent. The emotional narrative they are pushing is fragile. Dissent causes people to think. Thinking causes the narrative to collapse. Andy Dalsin, alone and courageous high school student, stood up to the organized political agenda of the left. He “spoke truth to power”. He was not allowed to protest with others of his school, but was driven off by the school principal, Lonnie Seifert. From, video at link: Dalsin said principal Lonnie Seifert told him to give up a sign that...