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  • It's an Obama-nation! French voters demand former US president take charge of France

    02/28/2017 8:46:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai ^ | 28 February 2017 09:57 CET+01:00 | Oliver Gee
    A campaign to make Barack Obama the president of France is gathering steam… but why? If you think you’ve glimpsed campaign posters for “Obama 17” across Paris then you’re not mistaken. The posters, which have been pasted to walls around Paris in recent days, are calling for a fresh face in the 2017 presidential race — that of the former president of the US. Under a picture of the former US President are the words “Oui, on peut”, the French translation of Obama’s “Yes we can” slogan. A group of friends behind the campaign have said that it started as...
  • WATCH LIVE: Vehicle plows into MardiGras parade in Gulf Shores Alabama injuring marching band

    02/28/2017 8:41:32 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    Fox5 ^ | 1-28-2017 | Fox5
    Happening NOW: White van plowed into the Gulf Shores High School Marching Band. At least nine transported to the Hospital, so far. Parade is canceled.
  • Come and See

    02/28/2017 8:39:04 AM PST · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Modern Reformation ^ | 2/28/2017 | Tim Keller
    In his book After Heaven, Robert Wuthnow says the watchword of Americans today is spiritual. People say, ‘I’m spiritual, but I’m not religious. I am searching for spiritual reality, but I don’t expect to find it in religious institutions or sets of dogmas.’ť What Wuthnow articulates so well here is Americans’ combined rejection of the idea that secular science and reason alone can give us meaning in life or a life worth living’that their real interest is in the supernatural and in the eternal. They don’t want to go back to the perceived creativity-stifling, smug moralism of ‘traditional religion,’ť so...
  • A Glimpse [of] Liturgy and Parish Life in the Late 1920s

    02/28/2017 8:33:22 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-27-17 | Msgr. Charles Popeo
    A Glimpse Liturgy and Parish Life in the Late 1920s Msgr. Charles Pope • February 27, 2017 • Palm-sunday-latin-mass” by Boston at en.wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. I have said the Traditional Latin Mass for all of my many years of priesthood. Back in the late 1980s, only a few priests were “permitted” to do so and there were few resources available to learn it. About the only visual help was the Fulton Sheen film from the 1940s describing the Mass. So, I trained under a few older priests during my seminary years. I moved...
  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Infuriated Some With Her Comments About Black Colleges

    02/28/2017 8:28:28 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    BI - Inside Higher Ed ^ | 2-27-2017 | Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
    Monday evening, the Education Department issued a statement from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that has infuriated many advocates for historically black colleges. The statement comes when many leaders of black colleges are in Washington for meetings at the White House and with Republican Congressional leaders, who have been wooing black colleges and pledging to help them. Most of the statement is innocuous. She praises black colleges. In perhaps a sign not to expect too much money from the Trump administration, she says, "[r]ather than focus solely on funding, we must be willing to make the tangible, structural reforms that will...
  • White House Pushes Back on Issa: A Special Prosecutor For What?

    02/28/2017 8:28:13 AM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies ^ | 2/27/17 | Katie Pavlich
    Monday the White House hit back on that assertion, saying months of media reports have turned up nothing substantial and therefore an outside investigation in unnecessary. "A special prosecutor for what? We have now for six months seen story after story about unnamed sources syaing the same thing over and over again and nothing's come of it," Spicer said. "At what point, you have to ask yourself 'what are you investigating?'" "If there's nothing further to investigate, what are you asking people to investigate?" Spicer continued. "At some point you have to ask, what are you looking for?...How many people...
  • Donald Trump Eats His Steak With Ketchup, And Twitter Isn’t Happy

    02/28/2017 8:15:16 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 100 replies
    Huffing and Puffington Post ^ | 02/27/2017 10:56 am ET | Julie R. Thomson
    Most people who order a 28-day dry-aged steak that costs over $50 will relish it for the carefully prepared piece of meat that it is. But Donald Trump? He’s likely to order it well done and with a side of ketchup. According to the Independent Journal Review, that’s just what the president did when dining out at BLT Steak by David Burke in D.C. on Saturday night. We’ve long known that Trump likes his steak well done, which according to experts in the food world is simply the wrong way to order meat. But eating it with ketchup just adds...
  • Berlin truck attacker's mosque banned amid major police raid

    02/28/2017 8:13:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies ^ | 28 February 2017 10:29 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    A Berlin mosque attended by the young Tunisian who attacked a Christmas market in December has shut its doors and been banned, as police on Tuesday launched a major raid against the capital’s Islamist scene. Berlin authorities have banned the Fussilet mosque, which Anis Amri used to attend. Meanwhile around 460 officers searched 24 locations across the capital city in the early hours of Tuesday morning in a raid linked to the mosque. Amri had visited the mosque regularly before he drove a truck into a Christmas market on December 19th, killing 12 people, in an attack later claimed by...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,February 28,2017

    02/28/2017 8:08:01 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 28, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGARushPrepsListenersForTrumpSpeechDITTOS From Biggirl! PING!
  • UN experts: In Germany there are 'no-go' areas for black people

    02/28/2017 8:07:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies ^ | 28 February 2017 12:36 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    When “no-go” areas are mentioned in Germany, it is usually in connection with foreign mafia families. But a UN fact-finding team have warned there are areas black men fear to enter. “When I have to go to Brandenburg for work, I go — but I wouldn’t bring my daughter with me,” said Yonas Endrias, an adoptive Berliner. Endrias, originally from Eritrea, has been involved for years in associations that fight discrimination against black people in Germany, and is one of dozens of people of African heritage consulted by a three-person team sent by the UN to look into racism. “Racism...
  • Head of Ambulance Union Confirms 'No-Go Zones' in Sweden; Hand Grenades Have Been Thrown at Police

    02/28/2017 8:02:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 02/28/2017 | By LARRY O'CONNOR
    VIDEO: Head of Ambulance Union Confirms 'No-Go Zones' in Sweden "Hand grenades have been thrown at police." The head of the Swedish ambulance drivers' union confirmed in a recent interview with journalist Paulina Neuding the existence of "no-go zones" where it is too dangerous to enter without police protection. "I know it's sensitive and controversial," Gordon Grattidge said. "But for us it's really a no go because we have directives not to go into dangerous situations." CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The head of the Swedish ambulance drivers' union confirmed in a recent interview with journalist Paulina Neuding...
  • Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete for Tuesday of the first week of Lent

    02/28/2017 7:58:26 AM PST · by NRx · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 03-23-2013 | St. George Orthodox Church
    The second part of the Great Canon of Repentance by St. Andrew of Crete chanted on Tuesday of the first week of Lent. Appx 1 hour.
  • Vanity - Academy Awards dying, just like the Democrat Party!!!

    02/28/2017 7:57:25 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 25 replies
    Short & so ever sweet!!! Academy Awards Ceremony, lowest TV audience in Ten(10) years, down 2,000,000 viewers!!! A few more appearances by Jimmy Kimmel and Meryl Streep and no one will be watching!!! Love it!!!
  • Trump aide Conway draws ire for kneeling on White House sofa

    02/28/2017 7:55:37 AM PST · by Rennes Templar · 104 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 28, 2017 | Maggy Donaldson
    Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway has come under fire after a picture of her casually kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office was widely shared on social media. In an image captured by an AFP photographer, Conway appears on the couch with her shoes on as Trump poses for a photo with leaders of historically black colleges and universities. Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens was among those taking aim at Conway, suggesting that aides under previous administrations would have elicited even greater outcry. "If Rice or Jarrett had sat like this in...
  • Tuesday of the first week of Great Lent

    02/28/2017 7:51:52 AM PST · by NRx
    Pravoslavie ^ | various
    Fasting sends our prayer to heaven, giving it as if wings.—St. Basil the Great King and Prophet David the Psalmist.Miniature, British Library.“I have humbled my soul with fasting”, says David the Psalmist. The goal of every Christian is to prepare his soul for eternity, for life with the Lord; because we should be trying to humble our souls, to calm the passions, but the passions can only be extinguished with fasting and prayer. Humility is the most important element for the salvation of the soul. Everything else—ascetic labors, fasting, prayer, prostrations—these are the means, the way by which the soul...
  • Sources: U.S. considers quitting U.N. Human Rights Council

    02/28/2017 7:48:19 AM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    politico ^ | 2/25/17 | Nahal Toosi and Eliana Johnson
    United Nations Human Rights Council, a body that has been accused of being biased against Israel and criticized for including abusive governments, according to two sources in regular contact with former and current U.S. officials. No immediate withdrawal is expected ahead of the council’s next session, which starts Monday, but discussion of abandoning the council is likely to alarm international activists already worried that the United States will take a lower profile on global human rights issues under President Donald Trump. A final decision on membership in the council would likely involve Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as well as...
  • Arise O Ye Sluggish Soul: Second Homily on the Lenten Season

    02/28/2017 7:47:36 AM PST · by NRx · 1 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 02-28-2017 | St. Augustine
    First Homily on the Lenten Season. Contained within the collection of homilies of St. Augustine of Hippo on the liturgical seasons is a series of seven “appropriately solemn” homilies offered at the beginning of the Lenten season in various years. In this series St. Augustine touches upon the classic Lenten themes of fasting, prayers, and almsgiving which enable us as Christians to enter upon the battle against the passions and for the virtues, such as humility and patience, which represent for us the taking up of our own crosses, and which we learn supremely from the Crucified Lord Himself. We...
  • Study: 60% of online Obamacare defenders are paid

    02/28/2017 7:46:26 AM PST · by pgkdan · 18 replies
    The American Thinker | 02/28/17 | Rick Moran
    A data analyst conducted a study of Obamacare posts on Facebook and discovered that 60% of more than 225,000 posts published by 40,000 profiles were actually posted by 100 people. Kenneth Brown also found that most of those posts were published between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, strongly suggesting that the people who were writing up pro-Obamacare Facebook posts were getting paid for it. Brown appeared on Sheryl Attkisson's show "Full Measure" broadcast. Washington Examiner: He began investigating it after his criticism of the former president's health insurance program posted on the Obamacare Facebook page. He was hit hard by...
  • Trump Slams Pelosi: 'I Think She's Incompetent, Actually'

    02/28/2017 7:46:24 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 41 replies ^ | 02/28/17
    President Trump in an interview broadcast Tuesday slammed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), saying she is “incompetent.” "Well I've been watching Nancy's tape. And so I think she's incompetent, actually,” Trump told Fox News's “Fox & Friends.” “You know, if you look at what's going on with the Democrats and the party, it's getting smaller and smaller. You know, in a certain way I hate to see it, because I like a two-party system and we're soon going to have a one-party system.
  • Trump’s NSC: A Bureaucratic Balancing Act

    02/28/2017 7:34:54 AM PST · by bigbob · 1 replies
    The Cyber Brief ^ | 2-28-17 | Will Edwards
    The appointment of Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster as National Security Advisor was not the Trump Administration’s first shake-up on the National Security Council, and it is unlikely to be the last. The Trump Administration’s decision to upend the NSC’s organization is an effort to correct what many believed had become a bloated bureaucratic structure that could not attain its key goals. The NSC is a handpicked advisory committee charged with directing the expedient flow of national security information to and from the President. The staff includes the Principals Committee, which includes the secretaries of state, treasury, and defense, among others,...
  • Hundreds Mourn Veteran Who Warned of 'Burn Pit' Hazards

    02/28/2017 7:30:03 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 12 replies
    Star Tribune via ^ | Feb 26, 2017 | Mark Brunswick
    National Guard veteran Amie Muller believed deployments to Iraq caused the cancer that killed her. She worked and lived next to burn pits that billowed toxic smoke night and day at an air base in northern Iraq. After returning to Minnesota, she began experiencing health problems usually not seen in a woman in her 30s. Muller died a week ago, nine months after being diagnosed with Stage III pancreatic cancer. On Feb 24, more than 800 of her friends and family gathered at a memorial service in Woodbury to remember the life of the 36-year-old mother of three. A pastor...
  • Trump approval at 50 percent in new [Politico/Morning Consult] poll

    02/28/2017 7:27:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 25 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 2/28/17 | Morning Joe
    Donald Trump's approval rating seems to have reached a new high in the latest Politico/Morning Consult poll of registered voters. Duration: 1:58
  • What Not To Wear

    02/28/2017 7:27:22 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-28-2017 | MOTUS
    If there’s one thing that Democrats excel at it’s organizing; otherwise we wouldn’t have wound up with a community organizer as president. But even in defeat Democrats organize; that’s why they’ve been staging protests around the country ever since Trump won. Their latest lamentations can be seen and heard at Republican town hall meetings around the country. The Dem overlords have instructed  the “grassroots”  “folks” on how to attend and disrupt the meetings - two things that Democrats are particularly good at: participation and protest.House Democrats participate in sit-in protesting the blocking of their gun control billSo it’s no surprise...
  • Consumer confidence hits 15-year high

    02/28/2017 7:27:09 AM PST · by John W · 4 replies ^ | February | Jeffry Bartash
    Americans are the most confident in the U.S. economy in 15 years, buoyed by the strongest job market in years. The survey of consumer confidence rose to 114.8 in February from 111.6 in January, according to the Conference Board, the private company that publishes the index. That’s the highest level since July 2001. Consumer confidence has risen sharply since the election of Donald Trump, with Republicans and independents especially hopeful the economy will continue to improve. Democrats are less optimistic, however, other surveys have found.
  • Trump building Marine One pad at Mar-a-Lago

    02/28/2017 7:25:59 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 43 replies
    Page Six ^ | February 27, 2017 | Oli Coleman
    What do you get for a $200,000 membership fee at Mar-a-Lago? A “gigantic” hole in the middle of your club’s lawn, apparently. We’re told that President Trump has begun building a large helipad on the grounds of his private club in Palm Beach, Fla., so that Marine One can fly in directly. At the moment, the president lands at a nearby airport and transfers to a car for his weekly visits to his “Winter White House,” but that is causing too much trouble. We’re told the 40- to 50-foot-wide dirt pit on the west lawn is currently surrounded by bright...
  • Boston Dynamics unveils 'nightmare-inducing' hybrid robot (video)

    02/28/2017 7:23:43 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies ^ | Alex Hern
    Google-owned robotics firm and “nightmare” factory Boston Dynamics has released video of its latest creation: a two-wheeled, four-legged hybrid robot named Handle. The robot can stand on four legs, like Boston Dynamics’ previous creations such as BigDog and Spot. But at the end of its back two legs are two stabilised wheels, which let it stand up vertically and roll around at speeds of up to nine miles per hour. Think “Terminator riding on a hoverboard” and you’ll have a pretty good idea of the impression Handle gives off. Boston Dynamics says the reason for the hybrid design is the...
  • Germany Launches 24 Raids, Shuts Down ISIS-Linked Mosque In BERLIN

    02/28/2017 7:14:29 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 2/28/2017 | Jacob Bojesson
    The German capital of Berlin banned the so-called “Fussilet 33” mosque Tuesday after 400 law enforcement officers raided 24 locations across the city. The mosque is considered a meeting place for radical Islamists in the German capital. Anis Amri, the Tunisian refugee behind the truck attack Dec. 19 at a Christmas market in Berlin, frequented the mosque. (RELATED: Berliners Come To Terms With Terrorism Being The New Normal) The mosque has been under surveillance since 2015 for its links to recruitment activities for Islamic State. It is also accused of raising funds for the terror group’s activities in Syria. Berlin...
  • DNA Test Shows Subway’s Oven-Roasted Chicken Is Only 50 Percent Chicken

    02/28/2017 7:07:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 84 replies ^ | February 27, 2017 11:24 PM | Staff
    LOS ANGELES ( — If you think that chicken sandwich you ordered at Subway did not fully taste like fowl, you may have been right. According to a Canadian study, a DNA test showed only half of Subway’s oven-roasted patty is made with real chicken. Subway was among five fast-food restaurants, whose chicken the Canadian Broadcast Corporation had tested. The results showed the Oven Roasted Chicken patties averaged 53.6 percent chicken DNA while the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki strips came in at 42.8 percent. The sandwich chain refuted the results of the DNA test in a released statement: “SUBWAY Canada...
  • Trump Pushes For Massive Budget, Staff Cuts At EPA

    02/28/2017 7:06:57 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 2/28/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    President Donald Trump will ask Congress to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget 24 percent, or nearly $2 billion, according to sources familiar with the budget plans. The White House sent draft budget plans to agency heads Monday, detailing billions of dollars in cuts to a wide range of federal programs. Cuts to EPA and other agencies will fund a $54 billion increase in defense spending. A source informed of the budget plans told E&E News Trump will push for a nearly $2 billion cut to EPA’s $8.1 billion budget. A source told Politico Trump also “proposed reducing EPA’s...
  • The Importance of Sound Doctrine

    02/28/2017 7:05:04 AM PST · by metmom · 23 replies
    IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE to overemphasize the importance of sound doctrine in the life of a Christian. Right thinking about all spiritual matters is imperative if we would have right living. As men do not gather grapes of thorns nor figs of thistles, sound character does not grow out of unsound teaching. The word doctrine means simply religious beliefs held and taught. It is the sacred task of all Christians, first as believers and then as teachers of religious beliefs, to be certain that these beliefs correspond exactly to truth. A precise agreement between belief and fact constitutes soundness in...
  • How soon they forget Obama's mistreatment of media

    02/28/2017 7:02:43 AM PST · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 3/1 | peter lucas
    Here is one true thing: the mainstream media loves being attacked by President Donald Trump. They relish it; they are thriving on it. It is the lead story on television news; it is front-page news every day. The attacks enable reporters and anchors to act brave and noble, and to say things like this to the Trump administration: "You don't get to tell us what to do any more than Barack Obama did." It enables a Boston Globe headline writer to write: "Will the Media Be Crushed?" over another in its endless stream of anti-Trump stories.
  • Acknowledging the Ultimate Source of Everything

    02/28/2017 7:01:12 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Joyously giving thanks to the Father" (Col. 1:11-12). Joyous thanksgiving acknowledges God as the giver of every good gift. The inseparable link between joy and thanksgiving was a common theme for Paul. In Philippians 4:4-6 he says, "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! . . . Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." He told the Thessalonians to "rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thess. 5:16- 18). As...
  • God's Glory in Christ

    02/28/2017 7:00:48 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). Christ displayed God’s glory on earth and will again when He comes back. After seeing His glory in Scripture, we should respond in worship and righteousness. From eternity past Christ had the glory of God. He “is the radiance of [God’s] glory and the exact representation of His nature” (Heb. 1:3), and He prayed, “And now, glorify Thou Me together with Thyself, Father, with the glory which I ever had...
  • Best States Rankings: Measuring outcomes for citizens using more than 60 metrics. [Link Only]

    02/28/2017 6:58:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    US News and World Report [Link Only] ^ | February 28, 2017 | Staff
  • Why fraternity—but not sorority—members were required to attend The Vagina Monologues this year

    02/28/2017 6:56:41 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    Daily Pennsylvania (Penn Student Newspaper) ^ | 02/28/2017 | Isabella Fertel
    --SNIP-- The change in Panhellenic’s policy was part of College junior and Panhellenic Council President Caroline Ohlson’s initiative to reduce the total number of events at which sorority members are required to be in attendance, due to what she called “past resistance.” Instead, she and the other Panhellenic Executive Board members went to a chapter meeting at each sorority at the beginning of the semester to educate members about upcoming events and initiatives like Penn’s V-Day College Campaign. “For especially something like the Vagina Monologues that does cover a lot of sensitive and potentially triggering topics, I felt that it...
  • The Daily Win / The Daily Battle, DAY 39

    02/28/2017 6:53:42 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 11 replies
    2/28/2017 | By Laz A. Mataz
    This is The Daily Win / SNOWY / The Daily Battle thread. If you wish to be a Winner too, and if you can proudly proclaim, "Still Not Over Winning Yet," all you need do is let me know on this thread. Don't send me a Freepmail, I might miss it. (Warning: All this winning can become highly addictive. If you feel you are becoming too addicted to winning, we urge you to seek help at the Twelve Step Recovery Program, Winners Anonymous) The Internet Acronym 'SNOWY' stands for Still Not Over Winning Yet. Be SNOWY! This thread will serve...
  • No one is really sure what Joe Biden will be doing at Penn

    02/28/2017 6:50:10 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 44 replies
    Two weeks after the announcement that former Vice President Joe Biden will join Penn as a professor, administrators, professors and politically minded students alike are still confused about the nature of his role at the University. On Feb. 7, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced that Biden will lead the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, D.C. as a "Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor," but nearly a month later the administration seems unclear about what this means. Many students thought Biden would be teaching courses at Penn, ---SNIP--- Although it was first reported that Biden was going...
  • Hasbro to Make Play-Doh American Again

    02/28/2017 6:49:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2/25/18 | Paul Ziobro
    Play-Doh will soon be squeezed out of a factory in the U.S. again, as Hasbro Inc. brings manufacturing of the popular moldable clay back to America for the first time in years.
  • Spirit of America Rallies

    02/28/2017 6:48:29 AM PST · by NEMDF · 6 replies
    Rallies across the nation will take place on February 27th at 12:00 pm and March 4th. We expect many more states holding rallies will be added, so check back in a few days if you don’t see one near you. If you would like to organize a rally, please email the contact person for your state. If you don’t see a state contact, please email us at and put your state and organize in the subject line. We strongly support President Trump in his effort to put America First and we are holding small rallies to show support for...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Metaphysics of Trump

    02/28/2017 6:45:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Paradox: How does a supposedly bad man appoint good people eager to advance a conservative agenda that supposedly more moral Republicans failed to realize? We variously read that Trump should be impeached, removed, neutralized — or worse. But until he is, are his appointments, executive orders, and impending legislative agenda equally abhorrent? General acclamation followed the Trump appointments of retired Generals H. R. McMaster as national-security adviser, James Mattis as defense secretary, and John Kelly to head Homeland Security. The brief celebration of Trump’s selections was almost as loud as the otherwise daily denunciations of Trump himself. Trump’s equally inspired...
  • President Trump On Fox And Friends - Full Interview | 2/28

    02/28/2017 6:45:16 AM PST · by tony75034 · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/28/2017
    <p>President Trump discusses military build up and budget cuts as well as Russia and the war with the media and fake news. Excellent Interivew!</p>
  • US economy grew at weak 1.9 percent rate in 4th quarter

    02/28/2017 6:36:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 28, 2017 9:10 AM EST | Martin Crutsinger
    The U.S. economy grew at an anemic 1.9 percent rate in the fourth quarter, unchanged from an initial estimate, although consumers performed better than first thought. The increase in the gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, represented a significant slowdown from 3.5 percent growth recorded in the third quarter, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. The fourth quarter figure was unchanged from the first estimate a month ago, although some of the components were revised. The government found that consumer spending grew at a faster rate, but spending by state and local governments and businesses equipment purchases were...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Oscars sensation 'Gary from Chicago' served 22 years for attempted RAPE: Stars' {tr}

    02/28/2017 6:32:05 AM PST · by RummyChick · 24 replies
    The man who stole the show at the Oscars as 'Gary from Chicago' was convicted of attempted rape and served more than 22 years in prison, reveals. Gary Alan Coe and his fiancee Vickie Vines were part of the group of tourists Jimmy Kimmel invited inside the Dolby Theater during the ceremony Sunday night, gaining instant celebrity. The pair made an impression as they calmly snapped photos of the celebrities sitting just inches from them, revealed they were engaged and even got fake-married by Denzel Washington. Gary, a native of the South Shore of Chicago, was only able to...
  • Economic growth 1.9 percent in fourth quarter of 2016 as revision disappoints

    02/28/2017 6:29:38 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/28/17 | Joseph Lawler
    The U.S. economy grew at a 1.9 percent annual pace in the last quarter of 2016, according to revised Gross Domestic Product data published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis Tuesday morning. Tuesday's report disappointed investor expectations, which were for an upward revision to 2.1 percent.
  • Chicago surpasses 100th homicide of the year (where's Obama?)

    02/28/2017 6:28:15 AM PST · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    WGN News ^ | 2/25/2017 | Gaynor Hall
    CHICAGO -- Chicago reached a grim milestone overnight, surpassing the 100th homicide of the year. 38-year-old Samuel Head and a 20-year-old man - whose name has not been released yet - were both shot and killed at a house party at 65th and Drexel around 1 a.m. Saturday morning. Police say two men in hoodies fired shots into a crowd, then took off. One victim suffered from a gunshot wound to the chest, while the other was hit in the torso and face. They both died at the scene. Head's girlfriend was taken to the hospital in good condition with...
  • Army makes history by putting Muslim in charge of 14,000 US soldiers’ spiritual needs

    02/28/2017 6:23:06 AM PST · by detective · 50 replies
    McClatchy ^ | February 27, 2017 | Hannah Allam
    In January, Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz received the call every Army chaplain dreams of, the call that validates years of intense study and hard work toward keeping the U.S. military in good spiritual health. He was offered the job of chaplain for an entire division, an honor for anyone in his field but a milestone in his case. After a ceremony this summer, Shabazz will become the first Muslim division-level chaplain in the history of the U.S. military – a Muslim spiritual leader for more than 14,000 mostly Christian soldiers. Shabazz, who’s dedicated his life to working across religious lines,...
  • Survey: 89% of PGA Tour Players Would Love to Tee It Up with Trump

    02/28/2017 6:22:58 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Feb 2017 | Robert J. Marlow
    New York Times Reporter Karen Crouse queried 56 PGA players at the Genesis Open last week in Los Angeles, finding a whopping 50 of those players (89.3%) would play golf with President Trump if invited.
  • RAF to ban women from wearing skirts on parade so transgender personnel don't feel excluded

    02/28/2017 6:18:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2017 | Alex Matthews
    The RAF has banned servicewomen from wearing skirts on parade so that transgender personnel don't feel excluded. The MoD has taken the stance on uniform after an increase in trans recruits and it hopes that the move will show it is a 'modern' and 'inclusive' force. However, the decision has been slammed by servicewomen as political correctness gone 'mad'.
  • Nearly 600 Penn State faculty, staff voluntarily retire

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