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  • FLASHBACK - China's HNA drops bid to buy Scaramucci's SkyBridge due to regulatory hold-up

    Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has dropped its bid for most of SkyBridge Capital, a hedge fund investment firm founded by U.S. President Donald Trump’s former aide Anthony Scaramucci, as the deal was still stuck with U.S. regulators after more than a year.
  • Red light cameras undermine rule of law

    08/18/2019 10:57:14 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/18/19 | JOE BARNETT
    Speed and red-light cameras are the bane of many motorists. A modern idea made possible by technology, they have been installed in at least 24 states. Although these cameras are a revenue boon for governments across the nation, their intrusion into daily life is disturbing, and their constitutionality is dubious. Specifically, use of these cameras could violate the Sixth Amendment. The Confrontation Clause grants criminal defendants the right to be confronted with the witnesses against them. Since it is a camera and not a person that witnessed the offense, such violations generally cannot be considered a criminal offense. The ticket...
  • Former acting ICE Director Tom Homan slams sheriff for releasing illegal immigrant, says he should..

    08/18/2019 10:55:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 18, 2019 | Nick Givas
    After a North Carolina sheriff released an illegal immigrant on bond in a child rape case, former acting ICE Director Tom Homan said the law enforcement officer should have called the federal government and had the suspect detained. The suspect was finally apprehended by federal authorities, two months after Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden ignored an ICE detainer order and released him from custody. "Mecklenburg County wants to be a sanctuary county. This sheriff has made a choice to stop being a cop and be a politician," Homan said on "Fox & Friends Weekend." Homan said this is a common...
  • Biden Tweets On Israel Denying Congresswomen’s Visit, Swiftly Backfires

    08/18/2019 10:49:42 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    hotair ^ | August 17, 2019 | KAREN TOWNSEND
    In the midst of the hot takes offered up by the 2020 Democrat candidates when the two anti-Semitic U.S. congresswomen were denied entry into Israel, the guy at the front of the pack was quickly reminded that former President Obama’s administration made a similar decision. Joe Biden posted a tweet meant to criticize the Israeli government’s decision. He said he is a supporter of Israel but no one should be denied entry into a democratic state over “ideas”. “No democracy should deny entry to visitors based on the content of their ideas”, he said. Joe Biden: I have always been...
  • Massive Turnout at March in Latest Hong Kong Protest

    08/18/2019 10:44:43 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 August | Breitbart News
    HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters turned Hong Kong streets into rivers of umbrellas Sunday as they marched from a packed park and filled a major road in the Chinese territory, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity this summer. Organizers said they hoped the assembly would be peaceful, which would make for a rare calm weekend in a movement that has been marked by violent clashes with police. Law enforcement officers were keeping a low profile, with no riot police seen from the procession’s main routes. “We hope that there will not be any chaotic situations today,”...
  • VA wrongfully denied $53M in vets’ medical claims in 6-month period

    08/18/2019 10:43:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 8/14/2019 | Courtney Kube, Adiel Kaplan, Mosheh Gains and Carol Eggers
    When former Coast Guardsman Amanda Wolfe went to the emergency room because her appendix was about to burst in September 2016, she figured her insurance would cover the cost. She had two kinds of insurance — a private plan she paid for and her Veterans Affairs benefits. The emergency appendectomy went well and Wolfe made a speedy recovery. Her private insurance covered most of the more than $20,000 bill for her hospital stay. But six months later, the VA denied her claim for the roughly $2,500 that remained, putting her in an unexpected financial bind. She has been appealing ever...
  • The Battle Is Engaged – Choose Sides!

    08/18/2019 10:40:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdioese of Washington ^ | 08-17-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on August 17, 2019August 16, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope The Battle Is Engaged – Choose Sides! The readings this Sunday speak of a great cosmic battle that is taking place all around us. In the Gospel, Jesus speaks of it vividly and of his own mission to engage our ancient foe and to gather God’s elect back from the enslaving clutches of Satan, who was a murderer and a liar from the beginning (cf John 8:44).As Jesus approaches Jerusalem for the final time, He describes the battle that is about to unfold. It is a battle He...
  • Business efforts of Biden brother and son prompt new questions over influence peddling

    08/18/2019 10:35:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/19 | Joseph Simonson
    A longtime donor of Joe Biden financed a second mortgage for the vice president's younger brother, James, worth $500,000, in order to pay for a Florida vacation home, adding yet another cloud of suspicion over whether the Biden family financially benefited from political connections. According to a Thursday Politico report, the Ukrainian American businessman John Hynansky, who has donated nearly six figures to the former vice president's campaigns over the years, in 2015 lent James Biden the half-million dollar sum for a Florida vacation home on an island only accessible by boat. That report echoes similarities to allegations that James...
  • Bernie Sanders vows to go to 'war with white nationalism and racism' as president

    08/18/2019 10:35:42 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/18/2019 | Justin Wise \
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday invoked the Holocaust while vowing to go to war against white nationalism and racism if he wins the 2020 presidential election. "I'm Jewish, my family came from Poland. My father's whole family was wiped out by Hitler and his white nationalism," Sanders said while speaking at the Young Leader's Conference in Atlanta. "Too many people have fought over the years, too many people have died against racism to let it resurface and flourish in America." "We will go to war with nationalism and racism in every aspect of our lives," Sanders added, before arguing...
  • Bernie: ‘We will go to war against white nationalism’

    08/18/2019 10:28:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 8/17/2019 | unknown
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told a group of people Saturday that if elected president in 2020, he will “go to war” with white nationalism and racism. Sanders said he would use every tool at his disposal, including executive orders. Speaking to a crowd of mostly African Americans at the Young Leaders Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Sanders described his family background as being Jewish and from Poland. “My father’s whole family was wiped out by Hitler and his white nationalism,” said Sanders, who is one of many Democratic presidential hopefuls in 2020. “Too many people have fought over the years, too...
  • Tlaib suggests boycotting Maher show after he calls anti-Israel boycott movement 'BS purity test'

    08/18/2019 10:11:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/18/19 | JUSTIN WISE
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) late Saturday suggested that viewers should boycott comedian Bill Maher’s late-night HBO show over his vehement criticism of the international movement to boycott Israel. Tlaib, who was denied entry to Israel last week over her support of the movement, said that she was "tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom." “This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa,” Tlaib added. “It didn't work then and it won't now.” **SNIP** Omar and Tlaib, who became the...
  • To beat socialism, President Trump should grant Venezuelans Temporary Protected Status

    08/18/2019 9:50:20 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08-18-19 | Daniel Di Martino
    The United States is working to help end Venezuela’s suffering under socialism. Earlier this month, President Trump imposed an embargo on Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro’s socialist regime, and last month the House of Representatives voted to grant Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelans in the U.S. Most of those voting in favor of TPS were Democrats, and unfortunately, most Republicans opposed the measure. The GOP is looking at this issue all wrong. Of course, it’s true that Democrats are pushing for TPS to gain popularity with Venezuelan Americans frightened by their increasingly socialist rhetoric. But, for Republicans, supporting TPS for Venezuelans...
  • Meet the Left’s worst nightmare: In wake of El Paso shooting, Hispanics flock to firearms classes

    08/18/2019 9:42:51 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | 18 August 2019 | Ben Bowles
    In reaction to the mass shooting in El Paso earlier this month in which Hispanics were specifically targeted, members of that community “crowded into a class over the weekend to become certified to carry a concealed gun in public in Texas,” according to Reuters. They have deprived the Left of its bully pulpit militating against gun ownership, and all it took was these people exercising their Second Amendment Rights under the U.S. Constitution! The classes are just the tip of the iceberg: Michael McIntyre, general manager of Gun Central, one of the largest gun shops in El Paso and the...
  • Scaramucci Goes Full Never-Trump: Calls Trump a Cult Leader and His Supporters Cultists (VIDEO)

    08/18/2019 9:39:24 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 56 replies
    Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci turned on President Trump this last week. Scaramucci is going on the liberal channels and attacking Trump. He even predicted President Trump would drop out of the presidential race in March of 2020. Scaramucci likened President Trump to the the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. And there are reports that he met with Never-Trump leader Bill Kristol on how to force President Trump off the ballot in 2020.
  • CNN steers softball interview carefully to give violent Antifa a new voice

    08/18/2019 9:39:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 18 August 2019 | Tom Tillison
    CNN steers softball interview carefully to give violent Antifa a new voice August 18, 2019 | Tom Tillison | Print Article SHARE1.2KTWEET14EMAIL (Screenshot from YouTube) Leave it to CNN to give voice to violent Antifa thugs in the wake of Saturday’s clash with right-wing protesters. The so called “anti-fascist” group embraces fascist tactics as they all but have the run of Portland streets, claiming to be preventing the very behavior they display in a city that has become ground zero for confrontations with those on the right who say they are taking a stand for free speech — that they...
  • Tlaib, Omar share [antisemetic] image by artist once celebrated in Iran's Holocaust cartoon contest

    08/18/2019 9:37:57 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 18 Aug 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., continue to speak out against President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following the decision to bar them from visiting Israel last week, but now recent social media posts from the freshman congresswomen – part of the “Squad” that includes Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley -- include a political cartoon from an artist celebrated for his anti-Semitic imagery. Tlaib and Omar posted to their Instagram stories a cartoon which depicts Netanyahu silencing Tlaib by covering her mouth, and Trump doing the same to Omar, The Jewish Daily Forward’s Batya Ungar-Sargon...
  • Many Democrats Love Elizabeth Warren. They Also Worry About Her.

    08/18/2019 9:23:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/15/19 | Jonathan Martin
    **SNIP** These Democrats worry that her uncompromising liberalism would alienate moderates in battleground states who are otherwise willing to oppose the president. Many fear Ms. Warren’s past claims of Native American ancestry would allow Mr. Trump to drown out her policy message with his attacks and slurs against her. They cite her professorial style and Harvard background to argue that she might struggle to connect with voters from more modest circumstances than hers, even though she grew up in a financially strained home in Oklahoma. And there are Democrats who, chastened by Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016, believe that a...
  • ‘Luxury beliefs’ are the latest status symbol for rich Americans

    08/18/2019 9:14:59 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 17 Aug 2019 | Rob Henderson
    A former classmate from Yale recently told me “monogamy is kind of outdated” and not good for society. So I asked her what her background is and if she planned to marry. She said she comes from an affluent family and works at a well-known technology company. Yes, she personally intends to have a monogamous marriage — but quickly added that marriage shouldn’t have to be for everyone. She was raised by a traditional family. She planned on having a traditional family. But she maintained that traditional families are old-fashioned and society should “evolve” beyond them. What could explain this?...
  • Beto O’Rourke: ‘We’ll Lose America’ If Trump Stays in Office

    08/18/2019 9:14:44 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 53 replies ^ | 8/18/19 | Pam Key
    Beto O’Rourke: ‘We’ll Lose America’ If Trump Stays in Office Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” 2020 presidential hopeful former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) predicted if President Donald Trump won a second term, “we’ll lose America.” O’Rourke said, “There is a concerted, organized attack against immigrants, against people of color, against those who do not look like or pray like or love like the majority in this country. And this moment will define us one way or another. And if we do not wake up to it, I am convinced that we’ll lose America, this country, in our sleep. And...
  • Psalms 50 and 51 Chanted by the Russian Orthodox Church

    08/18/2019 8:58:27 AM PDT · by NRx · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04-03-2018 | RI
    Psalms 50 and 51 chanted in Church Slavonic. (appx 8 mins)