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  • Michelle Obama says her memoir is a ‘re-humanization’ effort

    06/23/2018 5:33:12 AM PDT · by Islander7
    AP ^ | June 23, 2018 | By CHEVEL JOHNSON
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday her upcoming memoir “Becoming” is a “re-humanization effort” that shares the “ordinariness of a very extraordinary story” that she hopes will give voice to people who feel voiceless. Obama made the remarks as she helped kick off the American Library Association’s annual conference in New Orleans. Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden moderated the conversation before an estimated crowd of 8,000 inside the city’s convention center. Obama shared snippets from the book, including the experiences that have shaped her, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to...
  • Congress Is Broken... and Spineless

    06/23/2018 5:27:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | june 23, 2018 | Michael Reagan
    It's no surprise that Democrats and everyone in the liberal media are blaming President Trump personally for the crying immigrant children at the border. He gets blamed for everything their hysterical minds can think of. But it's not up to him to fix what's wrong with our messed-up immigration policies. It's up to Congress. The problem is, as Americans can see for themselves every day, Congress is broken and crawling with spineless politicians. Our senators and representatives can't or won't come up with an immigration reform bill and send it to the president's desk any time soon - just like...
  • Weaponizing Compassion. What the controversy over illegal immigrant families is really about.

    06/23/2018 5:23:30 AM PDT · by gattaca · 1 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 22, 2018 | Bruce Thornton
    The Democrat “resistance” has managed to break its own record for hysterical and hypocritical invective. Literalizing the clichéd punch line of a thousand gags––“Will no one think of the children!!!” ––the Dems are hyperventilating about the illegal alien parents and their children being separated upon detention, as the law requires. Once again, we see how much “conspicuous compassion,” as Alan Bloom called it, has become a weapon of politics, one that damages our security and interests. In this case, the disconnect between fact and spin is more glaring than usual. No matter that ICE and Homeland Security are working within...
  • 2 Dogs Killed, 1 Woman Injured In Baltimore Dog Attack

    06/23/2018 5:18:23 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    WJZ ^ | 6/22/18 | 2 Dogs Killed, 1 Woman Injured In Baltimore Dog Attack
    Terry Cornish’s two Yorkshire terriers Chase and Charlie were popular in northeast Baltimore because of their daily walks. But on Thursday, the routine took a fatal turn. Cornish said two pitbull type dogs attacked them on Elmora Avenue. “One big pitbull just jumped on me and I just felt him dangling on me and I was just screaming,” Cornish said. Animal control told WJZ that the three dogs were with their owner but two got lose and attacked. One witness said before Thursday, he’d never seen that type of aggression from the dogs. “She ran in the house and then...
  • A Viable Democratic Alternative to the Regime in Iran

    06/23/2018 5:17:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | june 23, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    One could easily argue that Iran’s ruling theocracy is facing the greatest internal threat to its rule since the 1980s. In the beginning of this year, the country was rocked by a mass uprising. The chain of protests was a major step forward for the domestic Resistance movement in the sense that it extracted political activism from farmers and the rural poor, despite the fact that these groups had long been thought to tolerate or even support the clerical regime. The December-to-January uprising was comprised of protests in upwards of 140 cities and towns spanning the entire country. And this...
  • Katie Arrington seriously injured in deadly wrong-way wreck in Charleston County

    06/23/2018 5:17:01 AM PDT · by thoughtomator · 10 replies
    ABC News 4 Charleston ^ | 6/23/2018 | ABC News 4
    Lowcountry elected official Katie Arrington is in a local hospital after she and a friend were seriously injured in a deadly wreck in Charleston County late Friday night, authorities say. Arrington, 47, has undergone surgery for treatment of her injuries, and is recovering in a local hospital, spokesman Michael Mule confirms. ... Arrington and her friend, Jacqueline Goff of Louisiana, were traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 17 around 9 p.m. Friday night, when another driver traveling in the wrong direction hit Goff and Arrington's vehicle, according to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office. Goff and Arrington suffered serious injuries requiring hospitalization,...
  • Steel maker JSW to build new plant, invest $500M [In Ohio] after Trump tariffs [$500M In Texas]

    06/23/2018 4:27:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Published June 21, 2018 | Henry Fernandez
    Trump tariffs drive $500M investment in a new Ohio steel plant JSW Steel USA CEO John Hritz says the company is investing $500M to build a steel plant in Ohio instead of India during a First on FOX Business interview with Edward Lawrence. A major investment is kickstarting America’s steel industry. JSW Steel USA plans to invest $500 million to build a new factory in the U.S. Combined with a previous announcement that JSW will modernize an existing plant, the Indian-owned company is making a total investment of $1 billion after President Trump’s tax reform and tariffs on imported steel.
  • Baseball shifts are as bad as Free Speech?

    06/23/2018 4:25:05 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 42 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 6/23/2018 | a little elbow grease
    There is a haunting stirring in the baseball community to establish that fielders defensive “shifts” should be against the rules. From BusinessInsider.com: “MLB's New Commissioner Is Open To Banning Defensive Shifts To Increase Scoring — Here's A Simple Way To Do It.” Does this seem to anyone else as more than heavy-handed, almost totalitarian??? Do you suppose that they also will want to impel OUTFIELDERS NOT TO SHIFT, play deeper in the outfield when a power hitter comes to the plate?Do they suppose to suggest that when a sacrifice bunt is most likely about to be attempted, that the first...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL 6/23/2018 [PRAYER]

    06/23/2018 4:06:29 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 7 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6/23/2018
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA:All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems, the News, Media and Social Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (1 John 5:14) Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer. AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL ping! To be added or dropped from this ping list, post or freepmail to stars & stripes forever. “IS PRAYER YOUR STEERING WHEEL OR...
  • Coffins at DMZ to collect US service members' remains from North Korea

    06/23/2018 3:38:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | Just in... | Bradford Betz
    The U.S. military said Saturday it was moving 100 caskets to the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas, to receive the remains of U.S. soldiers killed during the Korean War. The cases will remain in the border village of Panmunjom for a few days until being sent into North Korea so the North can begin the process of returning the remains of Americans who were killed or died during the 1950s conflict, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported. According to the agency tasked with overseeing issues POW/MIA issues, North Korea has as many as 200 sets of remains ready to...
  • Migrant Crisis Could Sink Merkel as Populists Boycott EU Summit, Italy Threatens to Vote Down Deal

    06/23/2018 3:25:55 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23, June 2018 | Jack Mongomery
    Anti-mass migration national leaders in Central Europe and Italy are openly defying Germany’s Angela Merkel, who is facing political oblivion amid an asylum scandal and threats by Bavarian conservatives to walk out of her coalition government. The German chancellor was crowned the new leader of the free world by the mainstream media after Donald Trump ascended to the presidency of the United States on an anti-globalist platform, but has been stumbling from crisis to catastrophe ever since. This began with her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party posting its worst result since 1949 in the 2017 federal elections, forcing her to...
  • SELF-INFLICTED SUICIDE: Being A Daycare For Illegals WILL Eventually Turn America Into..

    06/23/2018 3:19:30 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 16 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | 22 Jun 18 | V. Saxena
    SELF-INFLICTED SUICIDE: Being A Daycare For Illegals WILL Eventually Turn America Into A Third-World Country It’s absurd that this needs to even be said. In response to the child separation scam being perpetrated by the Democrat Party and its propaganda media allies, the administration of President Donald Trump intends to house tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children at our military bases, according to a report published Thursday by The New York Times: "The United States is preparing to shelter as many as 20,000 migrant children on four American military bases, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday, as federal officials...
  • Mexico: 15 fake transgender candidates disqualified from election

    06/23/2018 3:04:51 AM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 22 Jun 2018 | David Agren
    Men disqualified after trying to get around rules allowing transgender people to occupy candidacies designated for women Mexico’s electoral tribunal has disqualified 15 male candidates who pretended to be transgender to get around gender parity rules in the southern state of Oaxaca. {snip} “Not a single spot designated for men was filled by a transgender person. However, 19 places designated for women … were filled by men who say they’re transgender,” said Anabel López Sánchez, director of the Women’s Citizenship Collective in Oaxaca, which denounced the phoney candidates in May.
  • George Will: Vote against GOP in midterms

    06/23/2018 2:46:57 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2018 | JUSTIN WISE
    Conservative columnist George Will is making the argument to vote against Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections. In a piece published Friday in the Washington Post, Will says that President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy at the border was "the most telegenic example of misrule" and it provided “fresh if redundant evidence for the principle by which” independents and moderate Republicans should vote. That principle he says is that the number of Republicans in office must be “substantially reduced.”
  • Few client communications found so far in Michael Cohen documents: judge

    06/23/2018 2:19:03 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 22 Jun 2018 | Brendan Pierson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A review of documents seized from U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen has so far turned up only a handful of communications between Cohen and his clients, a federal judge said in a written order on Friday. {snip} ... according to an order from U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood on Friday confirming findings by the special master. The order said most of the documents were communications between Cohen and his lawyers. {snip} Prosecutors said in an April court filing that they...were primarily investigating his personal business dealings.
  • If Trump is A Nazi for his Detention System, Obama is a Supernazi [some profanity]

    06/23/2018 2:19:01 AM PDT · by grundle · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 22, 2018 | Styxhexenhammer666
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR8xJatPt0o
  • Hepatitis A Outbreaks Spread Across the United States

    06/23/2018 1:29:14 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 13 replies
    https://www.passporthealthusa.com ^ | April 24, 2018 By Josh Martinez
    Since late summer 2016, hepatitis A has had an increased presence across the United States. While San Diego’s hepatitis A outbreak caused headlines in 2017, the disease isn’t just contained to Southern California. So far in 2018, seven states reported cases of the food and water-borne disease. Among those states, Utah, Michigan and Kentucky reported the most cases. Hepatitis A is a virus that attacks the liver and causes jaundice. Once infected, the disease can cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain. It is extremely contagious and usually spread through unsanitary food and water. On rare...
  • Mueller's office attacked The NYT and Wa Post for 'inaccurately' reporting on his investigation

    06/23/2018 1:27:00 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    Business Insider via aol news ^ | 22 Jun 2018 | Alexandra MA
    Robert Mueller's office has called out allegedly inaccurate reporting on the Russia investigation in a new court filing. A footnote in a new court filing said stories published by The New York Times and Washington Post are inaccurate and irresponsible. Manafort has previously warned that a lot of the reporting about his investigation is wrong. Robert Mueller has attacked the media, including The New York Times and the Washington Post, for reporting "inaccurately" on the Russia investigation. The rebuke came in a court filing on Thursday, which asked a judge to issue a 19-page questionnaire to potential jurors in the...
  • Why Are Parents Bringing Their Children on Treacherous Treks to the U.S. Border?

    06/23/2018 1:06:53 AM PDT · by blueplum · 24 replies
    NYT via MSN ^ | 22 Jun 2018 | JULIE TURKEWITZ, JOSE A. DEL REAL and RYAN CHRISTOPHER JONES
    TUCSON, Ariz. — When Luis Cruz left behind his wife, four of their children and the house he’d built himself, he’d heard that American officials might split him from his son, the one child he took with him. But earlier this month, the two of them set out from Guatemala anyway. The truth, he said this week, moments after they arrived at a cream-colored migrant shelter in Tucson, was that he would rather be apart from his child than face what they had left behind. “If they separate us, they separate us,” said Mr. Cruz, 41. {snip} “This is the...
  • Rick Scott vs Bill Nelson for Senate

    06/23/2018 12:18:12 AM PDT · by Doreener · 13 replies
    Rick Scott is the current Republican Governor of Florida. He was first elected governor in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014. Governor Scott has led the charge to get Florida back to work over the past eight years. Scott was ranked as the 20th most conservative of the country's 30 Republican governors in an April 2013 analysis by Nate Silver of the New York Times. Prevented by term limits from running for governor again, Scott is seeking election to the U.S. Senate as a FL US senate republican candidate. Gov. Scott entered the race on April 9, 2018, posing the...